Senyun to rent plants at CTSP for lens manufacturing, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:39
Gigabyte Technology-invested optical component maker Senyun Precision Optical has been approved for an investment project for Central Taiwan Science Park and will rent plants there to manufacture products. The plants will begin operation on August 1 and contribute revenues of about NT$73 million (US$2.38...
Display bookings to top US$2 billion in Fiscal 2017 for Applied Materials
Feb 17, 17:02
Semiconductor equipment provider Applied Materials delivered another strong quarter for its display business, with its first quarter display revenues increasing 66% on year to US$422 million and its orders tripling to US$632 million. The company noted that since 2012 it has grown its display revenues...
Coretronic nets NT$4.52 per share for 2016
Feb 17, 11:07
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic recorded net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.14) for 2016, according to the company's fourth-quarter 2016 financial report.
Samsung reportedly earns AMOLED panel orders from Apple
Feb 15, 12:55
Samsung Display has received AMOLED panel orders from Apple for its upcoming iPhone, according to reports coming out of Korea, reinforcing a recent report from Digitimes that indicated that Apple has ordered sufficient OLED panels from Samsung Display, and that the supply chain will start working on...
Apple said to be testing China AMOLED panels
Feb 15, 12:25
China panel makers are looking to cut into the display supply chain for the iPhone, with news coming out that Apple is reportedly testing AMOLED panels from BOE Technology in consideration for use in future iPhones.
Coretronic sees decreased January shipments
Feb 13, 11:37
Coretronic shipped 4.439 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units, LCD modules, lighting modules and touch panels in January, decreasing 10% on month, according to the company.
VR screen clarity may be tripled with blue-phase crystals
Feb 10, 16:20
An international team of researchers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics and Japan-based liquid crystal manufacturer JNC Petrochemical has developed a new blue-phase liquid crystal that could enable LCD screens to pack more pixels into the same space while reducing the power needed to run the device...
Sharp on board for America-first US LCD plant
Feb 9, 01:28
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is apparently committed to pursuing its plans to establish an LCD panel factory in the US through cooperation with Sharp, according to media reports out of Japan. Sharp is said to be taking take the lead in the project, and the Japan government is expected...
GLT expects 2017 LGP shipments to grow 30% on year
Jan 12, 10:58
Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), in view of significant growth in LGPs used in LCD TVs and mobile devices, expects LGP shipments in 2017 to increase 30% on year, according to the company.
Sony micro LED displays close to commercialization
Jan 11, 15:45
Sony showcased CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) large-size displays at CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, signaling that commercial application of micro LED will soon take off, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.
Coretronic shipments up in December
Jan 11, 11:29
Coretronic shipped 4.955 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch modules in December, slightly increasing 1.3% on month. It shipped 14.73 million units in the fourth quarter, decreasing 5% sequentially, and 57.35 million units in 2016,...
AimCore expanding PSS capacity
Nov 22, 11:00
AimCore Technology has extended production from ITO glass used in touch panels to PSS (patterned sapphire substrates) based on nano-imprint lithography technology and is expanding monthly production capacity from 80,000 2-inch-equivalent PSS in the first quarter of 2016 to 200,000 units in the fourth...
Coretronic shipments shrink in October
Nov 10, 11:14
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 4.88 million energy-saving devices, mainly backlight units (BLUs) and touch modules, as well as 108,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in October, respectively shrinking 25% and 4% sequentially.
BenQ Materials, Chimei Materials suffer net losses for 3Q16
Nov 10, 11:10
Polarizer makers BenQ Materials and Chimei Materials Technology have posted net losses of NT$330 million (US$10.5 million) and NT$456 million respectively for third-quarter 2016, both suffering net losses for the third consecutive quarter.
Coretronic sees BLU shipment growth in 3Q16
Nov 1, 12:20
Coretronic shipped 15.44 million energy-saving products, mainly backlight units (BLUs) and touch modules, as well as 343,000 projectors and projection systems in third-quarter 2016, respectively growing 14% and 10% on quarter, the company disclosed at an October 31 investors conference.
GLT 3Q16 gross margin hits record
Stockwatch - Nov 1, 12:17
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies' (GLT) gross margin of 29.09% for third-quarter 2016 hit a quarterly record, according to the company.
Corning net income rises 34% on year in 3Q16
Oct 27, 11:44
Corning has reported net income of US$284 million for the third quarter of 2016, decreasing 87% on quarter but increasing 34% on year. Net sales for the quarter came to US$2.51 billion, up 6% sequentially and 10% on year.
SES-imagotag to acquire Pervasive Displays
Sep 26, 15:04
France-based SES-imagotag and Taiwan-based Pervasive Displays (PDi) have signed a deal under which SES-imagotag will acquire 100% of PDi, according to the companies.
Nippon Electric Glass to set up joint-venture in China
Sep 19, 11:19
Japan-based glass substrate maker Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) will cooperate with China-based Dongxu Optoelectronic Technology (DOT) to set up a glass substrate processing factory in Fuqing, southeastern China, on a joint venture basis, according to DOT.
Sony may become largest TV-use LGP client for GLT in 2016
Sep 13, 15:49
Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects to ship three million LCD TV-use LGPs to Sony in 2016, increasing 50% on year, and Sony is likely to become its largest client, according to the company.
Coretronic projector shipments rise in August
Sep 9, 11:15
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors in August, increasing 10% sequentially. Revenues from the product line totaled NT$1.525 billion (US$48.1 million) for the month, up 16% sequentially.
Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan
Sep 1, 16:30
The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.
Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices
Aug 31, 11:34
Corning has unveiled Gorilla Glass SR+. Specifically designed for wearable devices, this new glass composite reduces visible scratches while delivering Gorilla Glass' toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity, according to the company.
The strengths of Gorilla Glass 5: Q&A with Corning executive James Hollis
Aug 19, 14:16
Corning in late July released its latest cover glass, Gorilla Glass 5, to provide better protection for mobile devices against breakage from everyday drops. in early August, Samsung Electronics unveiled Galaxy Note 7, the vendor's new flagship smartphone featuring Gorilla Glass 5 as its cover glass.
Taiwan science park total revenues top NT$1 trillion in 1H16, says MOST
Aug 17, 20:16
Government-developed and run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.078 trillion (US$33.53 billion) during January-June 2016, dropping 4.89% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...
Taiwan firms enter supply chain for 2017 iPhone
Aug 16, 20:12
In addition to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chipbond Technology and MJC Probe (MPI) have entered the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhone series, according to industry sources.
Coretronic sees decreased July revenues
Aug 10, 11:31
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLD projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.763 billion (US$149 million) for July, decreasing 1.11% on month and 14.90% on year, and those of NT$32.231 billion for January-July dipped 15.94% on year.
BenQ Materials posts 1H16 net loss
Stockwatch - Aug 4, 15:07
Polarizer maker BenQ Materials has posted consolidated revenues of NT$6.322 billion (US$196 million), net loss of NT$146 million and net loss per share of NT$0.45 for first-half 2016.