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Polarizer maker Optimax reports losses for 1H17

Aug 18, 11:23

Polarizer maker Optimax Technology has reported a net loss of NT$15.67 million (US$517,251) or NT$0.05 per share for the second quarter of 2017. For the first half of 2017, net losses totaled NT$104 million or NT$0.32 per share.

Coretronic acquires Calibre

Aug 10, 13:07

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in UK-based Calibre, a supplier of image processing products, specialist scalers, flat panel displays and related software products.

SY Chen, president of the visual solution business group at Coretronic

Radiant Opto-Electronics sees revenues rise 41.76% on year in July

Aug 9, 16:03

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.432 billion (US$146.71 million) for July 2017, representing a 7.84% drop on month and 41.76% increase on year.

Touch module maker GIS sees earnings rise in 2Q17

Aug 8, 12:46

Touch module maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported net profits of NT$1.425 billion (US$47.15 million) for the second quarter of 2017, up 53% from the previous quarter. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.59 for the quarter, higher than market expectations of ranging from NT$3-4...

New iPhones to push up revenues at GIS

TPK appoints new CEO

Aug 8, 10:56

Touch module maker TPK Holding has appointed HH Chiang to serve as its new president and CEO, replacing outgoing Michael Chung, who has decided to retire from his current post for personal reasons, according to a company announcement. The new appointment takes effect on September 1.

TPK outgoing CEO Michael Chung

TPK delivers 4th consecutive profitable quarter

Aug 4, 11:13

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has announced its fourth consecutive profitable quarter for the three-month period ending June 30, recording net profits of NT$327 million (US$10.83 million), although earnings were down 46.91% from the previous quarter.

TPK

Global Lighting reports decreased earnings for 2Q17

Aug 2, 22:17

Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies has reported net profits of NT$84.25 million (US$2.79 million) for the second quarter of 2017, down 66.9% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.64 for the quarter.

Global Lighting Technologies

Novatek expects 2-5% revenue growth in 3Q17

Aug 2, 20:44

LCD driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronic expects to post revenues of between NT$12 billion (US$396.9 million) and NT$12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2017 representing a sequential increase of 2-5%.

BenQ Materials reports earnings for 1H17

Aug 1, 11:29

Polarizer maker BenQ Materials has reported net profits of NT$229 million (US$7.584 million) or NT$0.71 per share on revenues of NT$5.748 billion for the first half of 2017.

BneQ Materials new president Ray Liu

BLU supplier Coretronic optimistic about 3Q17

Jul 28, 11:53

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic is optimistic about its business outlook for the third quarter, citing growing shipments of energy-saving devices and display products.

Coretronic president of energy saving product group Sarah Lin (center) is optimistic about 3Q17

BLU supplier Radiant reports strong earnings for 2Q17

Jul 28, 11:51

Backlight module supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported net profits of NT$760 million (US$25.15 million) for the second quarter of 2017, increasing 34.7% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.64.

Young Optics suffers 1H17 net loss per share of NT$0.97

Jul 26, 08:52

Optical component and module maker Young Optics has reported second-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues of NT$1.046 billion (US$34.5 million), gross margin 17.21%, net operating loss NT$55 million, net loss NT$45 million and net loss per share of NT$0.39, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$1.895...

Young Optics president and CEO Claude Hsu

TPK, O-film alliance plan in limbo

Jul 25, 13:13

A planned partnership announced early 2017 by Taiwan-based TPK Holding and China-based Shenzhen O-film Tech may not be realized due to financial issues at O-film, according to industry sources.

TPK still waiting for capital from O-film

EIH ramping ESL shipments, says paper

Jul 14, 16:02

EPD (electrophoretic display) solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) is expected to see shipments of its electronic shelf labels (ESLs) grow by a double-digit rate in 2017 as the company has begun shipping smart labels to subsidiaries of China-based Alibaba Group and JD.com, according to a Chinese-language...

BenQ Materials to see first break-even in contact lens biz in 2017

Jul 13, 11:05

Taiwan-based polarizer maker BenQ Materials, who has diversified its business into the contact lens market, expects to see the new business break even in 2017, for the first time ever, due mainly to successful market development at home and abroad, according to the firm's chairman ZC Chen.

BenQ Materials chairman ZC Chen

BLU supplier Coretronic sees revenues up sequentially in June

Jul 11, 11:28

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.26 billion (US$139.3 million) for June 2017, up 12% sequentially, but down 11.54% on year.

Coretronic management team disclosing 2Q17 performance

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports sharp rise for June sales

Jul 10, 16:00

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.809 billion (US$157.39 million) for June 2017, representing a 15.83% increase on month and 86.1% increase on year.

Panel maker Giantplus reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 11:27

LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.034 billion (NT$33.79 million) for June, up 7.7% on month and 12.1% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$6.027 billion, increasing 5.8% from a year earlier.

Touch panel makers TPK, GIS look to double-digit revenue growth rates in 3Q17

Jul 6, 10:29

Touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS) both are expected to see their revenues grow by a double-digit rate in the third quarter of 2017, buoyed by increasing production of the next-generation iPhone and tablet products, according to sources.

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Taiwan backend firms gearing up for robust demand for TDDI chips

Jul 4, 20:38

Demand for TDDI (touch with display driver integration) chips is set to boom starting the third quarter of 2017 which will buoy sales at related backend companies including Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies, according to market sources.

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Commercialization of Micro LED hinges on RGB full-color display

Jul 3, 15:28

Many enterprises and research organizations have been developing Micro LED technology, and feasibility of using red (R), green (G) and blue (B) Micro LED chips simultaneously for full-color display is key to commercialization of the technology, according to industry experts.

micro led

Wah Hong places orders for Nanoco cadmium-free materials

Jul 3, 14:57

Nanoco Group has announced that it has received its first commercial order from Wah Hong Industrial, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of optical films and sheets for the display industry, for the supply of resins containing the UK-based firm's cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD).

MWC Shanghai 2017: E Ink showcases e-paper smart applications

Jun 29, 14:23

Taiwan-based EPD (electrophoretic display) solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) is showcasing an array of e-paper products and applications at the on-going MWC Shanghai 2017.

EIH chairman Frank Ko

UltraChip, INT Tech form joint venture to develop AMOLED driver ICs

Jun 29, 11:19

Taiwan's knowledge-based startup INT Tech and LCD driver IC maker UltraChip have set up a joint venture, Ultra Display, which will focus on development of driver ICs for AMOLED panels.

INT TEch CEO David Chu

CPT 6G TFT-LCD subsidiary in China to kick off production in July

Jun 27, 16:01

Fujian Hua Chia Cai, a 6G TFT-LCD subsidiary of Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) in Putain, will begin rolling out glass substrates in July paving the way for mass production later on, according to CPT president Lin Sheng-chang.

CPT president Lin Sheng-chang

Taiwan LCD driver IC suppliers 3Q17 revenues to increase over 15%

Jun 27, 10:59

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers have become more optimistic about their revenue outlook for the third quarter of 2017, as short lead-time orders from mainly China-based handset customers are pulling in, according to industry sources. The strengthening in order visibility is expected to allow the...

EIH to negotiate with firm for redemption of exchangeable bonds

Jun 22, 13:21

E Ink Holdings (EIH) will hold talks with Giant Crystal Universal Development for the repayment of the principle and interest of a batch of Giant Crystal's exchangeable bonds held by three of its 100%-owned subsidiaries. The five-year exchangeable bonds initially matured on June 20, 2016 and were extended...

E Ink financial operations unaffected by defaulted bonds held by subsidiaries

Jun 21, 16:15

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has announced on behalf of three of its 100%-owned subsidiaries, that the holdings of the three subsidiaries of US$8.5 million (NT$258.80 million) convertible bonds issued by Giant Crystal Universal Development, will not significantly impact its financial operations.

Innolux, Next Biometrics tie up for mass production of flexible fingerprint sensors

Jun 21, 13:57

Innolux will begin volume production of a flexible fingerprint sensor product co-develop with Norway-based Next Biometrics for smart card applications in the third quarter of 2017, according to a joint announcement by the two companies.

Chipbond to see revenues peak in 3Q17

Jun 19, 15:20

Chipbond Technology, a backend house specializing in LCD driver ICs, is expected to see its third-quarter revenues peak for 2017 driven by a pull-in of orders from Japan-based clients, according to industry sources.

Micro LED most likely to be used in 50-inch and above displays initially

Jun 15, 19:58

Micro LED technology will most likely be adopted for 50-inch and above displays with resolution of 50dpi initially, founder and chairman Chen Li-yi for Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology said at a technological symposium on Micro LED displays held by the Taiwan Electronic Equipment Industry Associat...

Giantplus sees order visibility extend to year-end 2017

Jun 15, 13:45

LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has seen order visibility for its automotive and industrial LCD display modules extend to the end of 2017, indicating its business performance in the second half of the year will be better than that recorded in the first half, according to company president...

Giantplus new chairman Jin Endo (Right) and president Pu Chia-chuan

Smart car photonics show opens in Taiwan

Jun 14, 15:26

The International Automotive Photonics Exposition, the first of its kind in Taiwan, will run alongside the International Optoelectronics Exposition (Opto Taiwan) 2017 in Taipei during June 14-16, according to the main organizer the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

Radiant Opto-Electronics revenues up in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 14:39

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.152 billion (US$136.88 million) for May 2017, representing a 8.76% increase on month and 41.77% increase on year.

BLU supplier Coretronic sees revenues down in May

Jun 12, 09:16

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.795 billion (US$126.07 million) for May, down 2.1% on month and 16.2% on year.

Global Lighting Technologies opens TV-use light guide plate factory

Jun 9, 10:33

Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies on June 8 inaugurated a TV-use LGP factory in central Taiwan, according to the company.

Global Lighting Technologies chairman Lee Mang-shing

Micro LED has potential for use in large-size indoor displays

Jun 3, 12:14

While there are differing views of Micro LED production costs and applications, the technology has large potential for large-size indoor high-resolutions displays, because production costs, if yield rates reach a certain level, are 30-40% lower than for fine pixel pitch LED displays, according to Taiwan-based...

Radiant Opto-Electronics adjust strategy to cope with threat from OLED

May 26, 15:45

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics, viewing that increasing adoption of OLED panels will pose threat to the BLU industry, has adopted a 4-prong strategy to cope with the challenge, according to company chairman and CEO Wang Pen-jan.

Micro LED to come into trial production in 2H17

May 24, 14:59

A few makers engaged in R&D for micro LED display products, despite many technological bottlenecks, are expected to take the initiative to begin trial production in the second half of 2017 at the earliest, according to industry sources.

Foxconn, Sharp to invest in micro LED R&D

May 24, 11:01

Sharp disclosed it will invest US$7 million to take a 31.82% stake in eLux, a US-based start-up business engaged in R&D of micro LED technology and its application to displays. Sharp's majority shareholder, Foxconn Electronics, said its subsidiary CyberNet Venture Capital, affiliated LCD panel...

Epistar expects increases in CSP LED chip shipments for TV BLUs in 3Q17

May 22, 11:09

LED epiwafer and chip maker Epistar expects shipments of CSP (chip-scale packaging) LED chips for LCD TV backlighting to increase beginning third-quarter 2017, according to the company.

Corning Lotus NXT Glass chosen for Samsung Display flexible LTPS-OLED line

May 19, 10:26

Corning has announced Samsung Display’s selection of Corning Lotus NXT Glass as the carrier glass for its line of polyimide (PI) low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, which today power the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Capacity expansion puts pressure on polarizer pricing

May 18, 10:51

Polarizer pricing is coming under downward pressure as a result of capacity expansion by makers, according to industry sources. Prices had been stable in 2017 untill the second quarter, and the pressure on pricing is expected to increase in second-half 2017.

Radiant Opto-Electronics sees April revenues drop

Stockwatch - May 10, 15:57

Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.818 billion (US$126.19 million) for April 2017, representing a 12.43% drop on month and 4.81% drop on year.

Coretronic ships 3.75 million energy-saving devices in April

May 10, 11:04

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 3.75 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch panels in April, slipping 6% on month, and shipments of such devices totaled 15.96 million units in January-April, dipping 11% on year.

Radiant expects 20% growth in 2017 shipments of BLUs used in tablets, notebooks

Apr 28, 11:39

Radiant Opto-Electronics expects shipments of BLUs (backlight units) used in tablets and notebooks in 2017 to increase 20% on year, according to company chairman P.J. Wang at an April 27 investors conference.

Corning reports core EPS of US$0.39 for 1Q17

Apr 26, 14:22

Corning has reported GAAP EPS of US$0.07 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to loss per share of US$0.36 a year ago. Core EPS for first-quarter 2017 rose 39% on year to reach US$0.39.

Corning talks up 3D cell cultures in Taiwan

Apr 18, 16:16

As part of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen's five-plus-two innovative industries initiative, Taiwan is looking to transform into a center of biotechnology and medical R&D in Asia and has budgeted NT$10.94 billion (about US$360 million) in 2017 for a biomedical promotion plan.

Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D.<br>Vice President and General Manager Life Sciences<br>Corning

Macroblock ships more small pitch LED display products in 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 17, 13:50

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported consolidated revenues of NT$231 million (US$7.618 million) for March, up 13.6% on month and 13.9% on year. For the first quarter of 2017, revenues totaled NT$610 million, increasing 13.3% from a year earlier.

ITRI showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at TiLS

Apr 13, 15:46

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting flexible OLED lighting panels with thickness of 0.5mm at the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to ITRI.

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