Wah Hong reports 2014 performance
Mar 26, 15:34
Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its 2014 revenues reached NT$12.238 billion (US$390.98 million), with an EPS of NT$2.05.
Mildex invests to further develop touch panels
Mar 23, 21:51
Mildex Optical will invest NT$1.09 billion (US$34.75 million) to be stationed in the Southern Taiwan Science Park where it will further develop design, research and development, production and sales of new touch panel products.
Chipbond reports record revenues and profits for 2014
Mar 19, 22:46
LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.55 billion (US$81 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$17.68 billion for 2014. Both figures marked record highs.
Microsoft increasing orders to China makers
Feb 26, 15:36
China supply chain makers are seeing orders from Microsoft increase as the company shifts orders away from Taiwan makers and prepares to launch two new smartphones.
GLT expects 25% growth in 2015
Feb 16, 13:36
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects its revenues in 2015 to climb 15-25% on year to reach record highs.
Coretronic expects 1Q15 BLU shipments to drop
Feb 12, 11:58
Coretronic expects its backlight unit (BLU) shipments in the first quarter of 2015 to decrease by about 15% sequentially due to off-season effects and fewer working days arising from 2015 Lunar New Year holidays in late February, the company has indicated.
Coretronic reports falling performance for January 2015
Feb 9, 21:59
BLU maker Coretronic has reported that its revenues for January 2015 have slipped 10.7% on month to NT$5.17 billion (US$163.83 million). The company said the on-month drop occurred as the industry entered a slowing down period.
ChipMOS to provide testing services for TDDI chips
Feb 4, 13:43
ChipMOS Technologies will start to install testing equipment for TDDI (touch with display driver) chips in the second quarter of 2015, according to the backend house. The number of testing equipment sets ready for LCD driver ICs at ChipMOS will increase to 500 by the end of 2015, said the company.
Polarizer prices continuing to drop
Feb 2, 15:21
Polarizer makers have seen pricing for their products drop about 3% a quarter over the last few quarters, which is expected to carry over into early 2015.
TacBright expects new TAC plant to go into operation in June
Jan 30, 11:09
TacBright Optronics, a TAC (triacetyl cellulose) film subsidiary of Taiwan-based Shinkong Synthetic Fibers (SSF), has invested NT$3 billion (US$100 million) to construct a new TAC production plant in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and expects facilities to be completed in June 2015.
Taiwan MOEA approves new investments at Kaohsiung Software Park
Jan 29, 21:37
The Export Processing Zone Administration (EPZA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has has approved applications from Hoya Marketing, Madhatter Technology, and Edispay Solutions, to invest and station at the Kaohsiung Software Park (KSP). The total investment amounts to around NT$25.6 million...
AUO to recruit 1,500 new engineers
Jan 26, 14:27
In an effort to bump up R&D and further compete in the market going into 2015, AU Optronics (AUO) will recruit 1,500 new engineers.
Schott reports improved performance
Jan 23, 15:47
Schott AG has reported that it continued on its growth course in fiscal year 2013/2014 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014) by improving on all of its earnings indicators. EBIT amounted to EUR135 million (US$153 million) and was thus significantly higher than the EUR74 million the company reported...
China government moving forward with panel component subsidies
Jan 22, 10:59
Demand for upstream panel components is increasing in China and local makers are unable to meet supply, particularly for TFT polarizers. The China government, as a result, is issuing new subsidies to local makers to expand production and increase the self-sufficiency rate in China.
Quantum dot materials still an issue, say observers
Jan 13, 15:18
LCD TV panel makers are pushing quantum dot (QD) wide color gamut (WCG) panel production in 2015 but QD materials containing cadmimum are toxic, raising environmental concern, according to Taiwan-based TV supply chain makers.
Radiant sees steady orders from Xiaomi
Jan 7, 14:47
Radiant Optoelectronics is seeing steady shipments for BLUs used in Xiaomi 49-inch TVs and also expects relevant orders for 55-inch units to increase in early 2015, according to sources at the company.
CES 2015: Corning to showcase latest products
Jan 6, 22:17
Corning will showcase its latest products at the CES 2015 exhibition, including Gorilla Glass 4, new optical cable technology and Corning Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fiber technology, according to the company.
Radiant revenues drop in December
Stockwatch - Jan 6, 15:43
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.802 billion (US$127.85 million) for December 2014, representing a 4.76% drop on month and 28.51% drop on year.
China government issuing subsidies to upstream display players
Dec 29, 21:13
China's central government is now centralizing efforts to foster development in the nation's panel component and materials segments in an effort to develop more comprehensive supply chains in the nation following issued subsidies to local panel makers over the last few years, according to market obs...
G-Tech to expand 3D-forming glass capacity
Dec 23, 11:17
G-Tech Optoelectronics (GTOC), a Taiwan-based provider of physically/chemically processed glass substrates, and Imos have jointly developed protective covers made using 3D-forming glass for curved displays. In view of large demand for such covers, GTOC will expand its monthly production capacity for...
China still in low panel materials self-sufficiency, says consulting firm
Dec 16, 11:57
China's TFT-LCD panel industry will have an estimated demand for 73 million square meters of glass substrates, 68 million square meters of polarizers and 116 tons of liquid crystal in 2014, but China-based makers together can supply only 20.4%, 23.2% and 19.2% respectively of the demand, according...
Some China TV vendors adopt open bid to procure optical film
Dec 16, 11:34
China-based LCD TV vendors, including TCL, TPV Technology, Hisense and Haier, have adopted open-bid competition in place of price negotiations with target suppliers to procure optical film to be shipped in 2015, with suppliers from China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan interested in competing, according...
Wah Hong Industrial to expand capacity in 2015
Dec 15, 10:11
Optical film maker Wah Hong Industrial will add ultra-size cutters to make optical film for use in up to 90-inch LCD TVs and two optical film coating lines in 2015, with its total capital expenditure budget to increase from NT$300 million (US$9.68 million) in 2014 to NT$500-600 million, according to...
Global demand for e-paper on the decline
Dec 12, 11:15
Global demand for e-paper from e-book reader vendors is decreasing mainly due to competition from tablets and as a result, several vendors including Toshiba, Sony and Panasonic have withdrawn from the e-book reader market, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.