Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth
Nov 21, 12:41
China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically to include tablets, smart TVs, smart routers, smart wearable devices and even parts and components.
Corning announces glass advancements with Gorilla Glass 4
Nov 20, 21:57
Corning has announced its Gorilla Glass 4, which provides at least two times improved damage resistance over competitive aluminosilicate glass, as measured by retained strength after damage, resulting in improved mechanical durability of the glass to in-field damage events, such as drops, according...
Supply chains gearing up for expected flexible display demand in 2015
Nov 19, 15:12
Following developments by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics to produce devices with flexible displays, panel makers from China, Taiwan and Japan, and related component supply chains are reportedly bumping up efforts to meet expected flexible display demand in the high-end smartphone market in...
Samsung Display asking supply chains to cut pricing by 30%
Nov 17, 14:50
Samsung Display is asking supply chains including backlighting makers to reduce pricing for components by as much as 30% during the fourth quarter of 2014 as the company aims to drop overall pricing for small- to medium-size applications.
Coretronic ships 8.22 million BLUs in October
Nov 11, 11:13
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 8.22 million backlight units (BLUs) in October, slipping 9% sequentially, with the January-October volume reaching 77.71 million units, growing 25% on year.
China makers continuing to push high-specification, low-priced solutions
Nov 7, 14:25
China suppliers and ODMs are continuing to develop low-priced solutions while further creating integrated supply chains in anticipation that high-end smartphones with higher pricing will see limited shipments in the future unless they come equipped with cheaper components that will help reduce price...
Walton to buy HannStar LCM facility for NT$1 billion
Nov 3, 11:15
Memory-IC packaging and testing house Walton Advanced Engineering will take over an LCD module (LCM) factory, including cleanrooms and installed equipment, from HannStar Display for NT$1.05 billion (US$34.5 million). The move is part of Walton's plans to expand its production capacity in Taiwan, according...
Corning announces 3Q14 financial performance
Oct 29, 20:55
Corning has announced that its core sales in the third quarter of 2014 reached US$2.6 billion, a 26% increase on year while net sales were $2.5 billion, a 23% increase on year.
Display driver IC market to reach US$7.3 billion in 2018, says DisplaySearch
Oct 13, 15:12
According to DisplaySearch, the display driver IC market is expected to reach US$7.3 billion in 2018, up from US$6.4 billion in 2012. This growth stems from driver ICs with higher resolutions and higher average selling prices, as well as integrated functions. Continual increases in LCD panel shipments...
BLU makers Forhouse, BriView complete merger
Oct 2, 18:45
BLU makers Forhouse and BriView, two associate companies under the AU Optronics (AUO) Group, officially completed their merger on October 1, with Forhouse as the surviving company. The new Forhouse is expected to generate revenues of NT$50 billion (US$1.64 billion) a year.
Tongli to establish new protective film production facilities in Taiwan
Sep 3, 22:11
Following China-based protective film maker Tongli Optoelectronic Technology's move to set up research and development facilities in Taiwan in order to further harness business opportunities from Taiwan's upstream supply chain players, the company is now expanding facilities in China and will also...
Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market
Aug 27, 12:27
There will be an estimated 250 million handsets sold in the India market in 2014, 35% of which will be smartphones, an increase from the 23% in 2013. However, with a population of 1.2 billion and an underdeveloped infrastructure in India has resulted in a complicated system for marketing handsets and...
Coretronic ships 8.23 million BLUs in July
Aug 11, 11:38
Coretronic shipped 8.23 million backlight units (BLUs) in July, growing 6% on month, and 51.42 million units in January-July, increasing 23% on year, according to the company.
Foxlink to expand into digital content market, says chairman
Aug 8, 16:03
Foxlink is looking to expand into the software service market and in addition to establishing data centers to create services with added value, the company will also invest in the development of digital content, according to Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang.
Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14
Aug 1, 11:31
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.308 billion (US$778 million), gross margin of 13.38%, net profit of NT$1.427 billion and net EPS of NT$3.07 for first-half 2014.
More IC vendors to engage in merger or acquisition deals
Jul 25, 14:39
Following the recent announcement of the planned merger between FocalTech Systems and Orise Technology, more Taiwan-based touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC vendors are likely to be involved in merger or acquisition deals, according to industry sources.
Han's Laser and Goodfeel to attend Touch Taiwan 2014
Jul 24, 14:34
China's largest laser equipment maker Han's Laser and sapphire processing player Goodfeel Technology will attend Touch Taiwan 2014, August 27-29 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.
Chi Mei Materials starts construction of polarizer factory in China
Jul 23, 10:50
Polarizer maker Chi Mei Materials Technology on July 22 started first-phase establishment of two production lines with annual capacity of 12 million square meters worth CNY2 billion (US$323 million) at a factory in Kunshan, eastern China, with initial investment of US$298 million, according to the...
China glass substrate production still weak
Jul 18, 10:29
While China-based panel makers have been expanding production capacities to increase global market share, China-based glass substrate makers, mainly the Tunghsu Group, Irico Display Device and China National Building Materials, are still far less competitive with Corning, Asahi Glass and Nippon Electric...
E Ink 2H14 operation may turn profitable
Jul 18, 10:04
E Ink Holdings is likely to see its business for the second half of 2014 swing to profitability mainly due to growing orders for electronic tags from the US and Europe, and increased application for e-paper in smartphones and smartwatches, according to industry sources.