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GIS November revenues first on-month decline in 2017

Dec 7, 11:51

Touch panel supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) saw its consolidated revenues slide 15.53% on month to NT$15.072 billion (US$502.05 million) in November, ending its 10 consecutive months of sequential growth since January. November figures however still represented an increase of 69.96% from...

GIS

TPK November revenues hit 2-year high

Dec 6, 14:56

Touch panel maker TPK Holding's consolidated revenues grew 12.8% on month and 48.1% on year to a two-year high of NT$11.365 billion (US$378.8 million) in November.

Mini LEDs to be used in backlighting in 2018

Dec 5, 11:32

Mini LED chips sized 100-200 micrometers size are set to be used in LCD TV, monitor, and smartphone panel backlighting, and fine-pixel pitch displays in 2018, according to industry sources.

Touch panel maker JTouch declares bankruptcy

Dec 1, 16:26

Unable to sustain the fierce price competition from China-based players, Taiwan-based touch panel maker JTouch has declared bankruptcy and will lay off all its employees in the next couple days.

AUO to adopt mini LED backlighting in 2018, but micro LED development continues, says chairman

Nov 24, 12:18

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will adopt mini LED chips for backlighting in 2018, but the move will not affect its development of micro LED applications, which will take a long time to commercialize, according to company chairman and CEO Paul Peng.

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng

Chimei Materials to build three 2,500mm polarizer lines in China in five years

Nov 17, 15:17

Taiwan-based Chimei Materials Technology plans to set up two more 2,500 mm polarizer production lines in China within five years after kicking off construction of the world's first such line in its Kunshan plant complex in Jiangsu province in early November, with the second one to be located in central...

Chimei Materials chairman Ho Chao-yang

Taiwan 2-tier touch panel makers see profit margins improving

Nov 16, 15:20

Taiwan-based second-tier touch panel makers have seen their profit margins improve recently as their efforts to penetrate into the niche and industry segments have begun bearing fruit, according to industry sources.

WiseChip to showcase new in-cell PMOLED touch panels

Nov 16, 15:17

PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor will showcase its1.36- and 1.8-inch flexible in-cell PMOLED touch panels at the upcoming China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 in Shenzhen from November 16-21.

WiseChip sees bright prospects for flexible PMOLED panels

Creating user value: Q&A with EIH chairman Frank Ko

Nov 16, 12:21

E Ink Holding (EIH) has been a pioneer in the development of electrophoretic display (EPD) technology and consequently become a primary e-paper solution supplier for Amazon's Kindle e-book readers. But the company suffered heavy losses during the period from 2012-2015 as the e-book readers market shrunk...

EIH chairman and CEO Frank Ko

GLT ramping light guide plate capacity

Nov 14, 11:58

Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) plans to expand the number of production lines at its plant in Tongluo, central Taiwan to 10 by year-end 2018 from the current five in order to cope with increasing demand, according to company chairman Lee Mang-shiang.

GLT ramping LGP capacity

BLU maker Coretronic see revenues down in October on seasonality

Nov 10, 11:12

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.793 billion (US$158.67 million) for October, down 5.7% from the previous month due to seasonality.

FocalTech optimistic about TDDI chip demand for all-screen devices in 2018

Nov 10, 10:44

Full in-cell display module makers have been improving yield rates to lower their production costs for all-screen panels, which will see wider adoption by smartphones and tablets in 2018, according to Genda Hu, chairman for touchscreen and LCD driver solution provider FocalTech Systems.

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$370.25.

GIS reports strong earnings for 3Q17

Nov 8, 13:49

Touch panel provider General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported net profits of NT$2.59 billion (US$85.81 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 81.6% on quarter and 162.3% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$7.63.

GIS sees earnings surge in 3Q17

Taiwan flat panel production value surges 25% in January-August 2017

Nov 7, 16:55

The production value of Taiwan's flat panel industry totaled NT$621.7 billion (US$20.62 billion) in the first eight months of 2017, increasing 24.9% from a year earlier, which marked the highest annual growth for the same period since 2011, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

GIS October revenues up on IGZO module shipments

Nov 7, 12:06

Touch module provider General Interface Solution (GIS) saw its consolidated revenues grow 11.67% on month and 58.64% on year to NT$17.843 billion (US$591.17 million) in October, reportedly buoyed by backend module assembly services for Sharp's IGZO notebook panel shipments for MacBook devices.

IGZO module shipments pused up GIS's revnues in October

Chimei Materials remains in red in 3Q17

Nov 3, 15:02

Polarizer supplier Chimei Materials Technology has posted net losses of NT$418 million (US$13.8 million), or NT$0.59 per share, for the third quarter of 2017, which marked the company's seventh consecutive quarter of losses.

TPK sees EPS hit 5-year high in 3Q17

Nov 3, 11:20

Touch panel maker TPK Holding saw its net profits surge to NT$870 million (US$28.8 million) in the third quarter of 2017, up 166% sequentially and 27% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$2.37, the company's highest quarterly EPS in five years.

Coretronic see profits increase in 3Q17

Nov 1, 13:58

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported net profits of NT$408 million (US$13.53 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 68% on quarter. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.96.

Corning sales up 4% in 3Q17

Oct 25, 13:58

Corning has reported that its third-quarter 2017 GAAP sales rose 4% on year to US$2.6 billion, with EPS reaching US$0.39, up 50% compared to US$0.26 for the same quarter a year ago.

EIH and LTS to co-develop smart patch for medical management

Oct 24, 14:46

E Ink Holdings (EIH) and US-based LTS Lohmann-Therapie Systeme (LTS) have announced a partnership agreement to develop a smart patch prototype based on LTS's transdermal therapeutic system technology, while utilizing EIH's low voltage e-paper solutions.

smart patch

Micro LED development racing against time, says Mikro Mesa chairman

Oct 24, 12:56

Taiwan firms developing micro LED are racing against time to make technological breakthroughs within 500 days, or the technology will be limited to niche-market applications, according to Chen Li-yi, chairman for Mikro Mesa Technology.

Mikro Mesa chairman Chen Li-yi

Taiwan makers all set for mini LED

Oct 19, 12:11

Taiwan-based LED firms, in view of tight supply of AMOLED smartphone panels and increasing competition in the LED backlighting segment from China-based makers, are ready adopt mini LEDs for TV and smartphone backlighting applications and fine pixel pitch displays, according to industry sources.

E Ink revenues hit 4-year high in September

Oct 16, 11:08

E Ink Holdings (EIH) saw its consolidated revenues hit a 4-year high in September 2017, buoyed by shipments of 7-inch e-paper products for Amazon's Kindle Oasis e-book readers.

Radiant September revenues hit 21-month high

Oct 12, 14:38

Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics saw its consolidated revenues grow 9.1% on month and 32.6% on year to a 21-month high of NT$5.246 billion (US$173.56 million) in September.

BLU maker Coretronic reports brisk sales for September

Oct 12, 11:44

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.084 billion (US$168.15 million) for September, up 10% on month and 1.05% on year.

Chimei Materials to set up new polarizer line in China

Oct 3, 11:50

Polarizer supplier Chimei Materials Technology plans to set up a second production line at its plant in Kunshan, China in 2018 in order to cope with rising demand from flat panel makers in the country.

Chimei Materials chairman Ho Chao-yang

More supply chain makers vying for growing smart speaker market

Sep 29, 15:08

More supply chains for AI-based voice assistant devices and smart speakers have begun to emerge as nearly all heavyweight tech companies including Google, Apple, Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Microsoft and China-based Alibaba, Xiaomi Technology and Tencent all have jumped on the bandwagon, according...

Commentary: Micro LED panels can be competitive in smart displays

Sep 27, 15:46

As the displays market is approaching saturation, micro LED panels can compete with LCD and OLED if they are used as smart displays through being embedded with sensors.

A smartwatch with a micro LED display developed by PlayNitride

GIS expects shipment momentum to continue into 4Q17

Sep 27, 13:51

Touch panel solution provider General Interface Solution (GIS) expects its shipment momentum to continue into November, which will enable the company to post month-over-month revenue growth through the second half of 2017, according to company chairman Chou Hsien-ying.

GIS reportedly is in the supply chain of Apple's new iPhone devices

Mikro Mesa, ITRI developing micro LED panels

Sep 26, 10:59

Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology is developing 55-inch micro LED TV panels, while Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing micro LED ultra-fine pixel pitch indoor displays through cooperation...

micro led

Young Fast shifting focus to niche touch panel market

Sep 25, 14:50

Touch panel solution provider Young Fast Optoelectronics expects the ratio of shipments of its touch panels for industrial control, medical and niche market applications to account for 40-50% of its total sales in the second half of 2017 compared to 40% in the first half, according to company president...

Young Fast president Hsu Yi-chuan

Corning keen to expand Gorilla presence in auto glass market

Sep 25, 14:32

Corning is gearing up efforts expanding the presence of its Gorilla Glass in the automotive applications market, which is expected to see significant growths for in-car display products.

A sample of Gorilla Glass car interior application is showcased at Touch Taiwan 2017

Panel makers look to mini LED backlighting

Sep 22, 15:46

As OLED smartphone and TV applications are in short supply with the market segment dominated by Samsung Display and LG Display, LCD panel makers from China and Taiwan are working with LED wafer and chip maker Epistar to develop direct-type backlighting using mini LED chips, according to industry sou...

Touch Taiwan 2017: CPT, imec demonstrate ultra-high resolution OLED display

Sep 21, 15:34

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is showcasing an ultra-high resolution OLED display product, which has been realized by photolithography patterning of organic light emitting diode (OLED) arrays, at the ongoing Touch Taiwan 2017.

cpt

GIS to foray into ultrasonic fingerprint sensor solutions in 2018

Sep 21, 13:13

Touch panel specialist General Interface Solution (GIS) plans to enter volume production of ultrasonic fingerprint sensor olutions in 2018 targeting Android-based smartphone vendors and other niche markets, according to company CTO Paul Chen.

gis

Touch Taiwan 2017: GIS, Young Fast demonstrating touch panel technologies

Sep 20, 15:44

Taiwan's leading touch panel solution providers, including General Interface Solution (GIS) and Young Fast Optoelectronics, are exhibiting their latest touch panel solutions at the ongoing Touch Taiwan 2017.

Touch Taiwan 2017: ITRI showcases flexible display, touch technologies

Sep 20, 14:12

The Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing a variety of flexible display and touch technologies/solutions at the ongoing Touch Taiwan 2017.

EIH, Plastic Logic strengthen e-paper partnership

Sep 20, 13:31

Taiwan-based e-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has renewed a master supply agreement (MSA) with Germany-based Plastic Logic, a designer and manufacturer of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic display (EPD) products.

Touch Taiwan 2017: Corning showcases advanced glass technologies

Sep 20, 13:21

Corning is showcasing technologies from its advanced glass portfolio at Touch Taiwan 2017, including two innovations enabled by its Gorilla Glass: cover glass for consumer electronics, and interiors for autos.

Touch Taiwan 2017: EIH to showcase ACeP display products

Sep 19, 15:12

E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) will be showcasing an array of its e-paper products and solutions, including its Advanced Color e-Paper (ACeP) display products, flexible e-paper products and an 84-inch spliced e-paper signage board, at Touch Taiwan 2017.

EIH chairman Frank Ko

Touch Taiwan 2017: Innolux to debut 100-inch high brightness quantum dot public display

Sep 18, 15:28

Innolux has revealed it will present its latest series of high-end TV display module, quantum dot display, bezel-less smart display product and TV screen joint by ultra narrow bezel displays at the Touch Taiwan 2017.

Wah Hong to swing back to profit in 3Q17

Sep 18, 12:14

Optical film maker Wah Hong Industrial is expected to swing back to profitability in the third quarter of 2017 as the company began generating profits in August, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

ITRI, Lintec unveil new gas barrier coating process for flexible displays

Sep 15, 15:12

The Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Japan-based coating materials specialist Lintec have jointly rolled out a new coating-based gas barrier technology and process to accelerate the development of flexible display products, according to ITRI.

ITRI and Lintec have jointly developed a new gas barrier coating process for flexible displays

LG and Samsung invest EUR25 million in OLED material developer Cynora

Sep 14, 15:47

Cynora, a Germany-based provider of organic emitter materials for OLEDs, has announced that the LG and Samsung have decided to invest EUR25 million (US$29.72 million) in the company.

Touch Taiwan 2017: Merck to showcase innovative LCD technology

Sep 13, 15:25

Germany-based technology giant Merck plans to showcase an array of innovative liquid crystal technologies, including its SA-VA technology for large-area displays, during the Touch Taiwan 2017 that will kick off in Taipei from September 20-22.

Merck showcases liquid crystal window technology

EIH to see revenues up 20-30% on quarter in 3Q17

Sep 13, 14:32

E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported revenues of NT$1.638 billion (US$54.53 million) for August, up 12% on month and 2.72% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$10.01 billion, increasing 11.04% from a year earlier.

Polarizer maker Optimax revenues hit high in August

Sep 13, 14:29

Polarizer maker Optimax Technology has reported revenues of NT$207 million (US$6.89 million) for August, the highest level so far in 2017. The figures also represent an increase of 0.11% on month and 2.2% on year.

Chimei Materials August revenues up on year

Sep 11, 16:06

Polarizer maker Chimei Materials Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$880.1 million (US$29.32 million) for August, down 17.52% on month and 4.71% on year. Year-to-date, revenues totaled NT$7.452 billion, increasing 9.58% from a year earlier.

BLU suppliers Radiant, Coretronic to sustain revenue growth in September

Sep 11, 14:45

Backlight unit (BLU) suppliers Radiant Opto-Electronics and Coretronic have reported strong sequential revenue gains for August, and both firms are expected to see their sales momentum continue into September, according to industry sources.

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