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.
China, Taiwan touch panel makers worried about OCA shortages
Jul 16, 10:37
As shipments of new smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks are expected to boom in the second half of 2014, Japan-based Mitsubishi Chemical's OCA (optical clear adhesive) production capacity may not be sufficient to meet increased demand, according to industry sources.
Coretronic finishes capital reduction
Jul 15, 10:30
Taiwan-based backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed its capital reduction with its paid-in capital declining from NT$7.24 billion (US$241.57 million) to NT$5.43 billion and net asset value (NAS) per share rising from NT$30.92 to NT$37.89.
US Court rejects AUO appeal
Jul 11, 18:31
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected the appeal of LCD maker AUO, while affirming the convictions of all defendants and the sentence of the only defendant to challenge the sentence. The jury had originally found the defendants guilty of conspiracy to fix prices in violation...
Two polarizer makers post mixed results for June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 14:39
Taiwan-based polarizer maker BenQ Materials saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.460 billion (US$48.6 million) increase on month by 2.81%, while fellow maker Chi Mei Materials Technology had those of NT$1.311 billion decreasing by 6.53%, according to the companies.
Coretronic ships 7.69 million BLUs in June
Jul 10, 10:22
Coretronic has revealed it shipped 7.69 million BLUs (backlight units) in June (3% sequential growth), 22.1 million units in the second quarter (5% sequential growth), and 43.15 million units in January-June (20% on-year growth).
Wah Hong reports increased June revenues
Jul 8, 16:00
Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported that its revenues in June 2014 reached over NT$1.05 billion (US$35.09 million), down 2.71% on month but up 12.53% on year.
New GLT facilities expected to enter production in 1H15
Jul 1, 20:25
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) announced it will hold a kick off ceremony for a new production plant located in western Taiwan that is expected to go into production in the first half of 2015.
Coretronic to cut capital by 25%
Stockwatch - Jun 18, 11:38
Taiwan-based backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic will downsize its paid-in capital by 25% from NT$7.240 billion (US$241 million) to NT$5.430 billion, according to a decision by its 2014 shareholders meeting on June 17.
Coretronic to purchase factory in eastern China
Jun 16, 10:54
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic will acquire a LCM (liquid crystal module) factory in Wujiang, eastern China, from LED BLU and LCM maker Taiwan Thick-Film at US$2.967 million, according to Coretronic.
Coretronic ships 7.5 million BLUs in May
Jun 10, 20:57
Coretronic shipped 7.5 million backlight units (BLUs) in May, increasing 8.5% on month, and 35.46 million units in January-May, up 18% on year, according to the company.
Competition heats up in touch panel segment
Jun 10, 14:28
Competition is heating up in the touch panel segment due to an increase in solutions geared toward landing orders in the entry-level and mid-range handset segments, according to industry sources.
Computex gets smart
Jun 3, 13:26
Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...
China makers expanding LCD materials production
May 16, 11:59
China makers are continuing to expand their production of LCD materials and upstream components amid expected increases in order growth from 2014-2016, according to industry sources.
LED driver IC vendor Macroblock reports earnings for 1Q14
Newswatch - May 15, 11:52
LED driver IC vendor Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$34.44 million (US$1.14 million) for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 10.6% sequentially and 79% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.05 for the first quarter compared to NT$0.59 a year earlier.
Coretronic ships 6.91 million BLUs in April
May 9, 10:01
Coretronic shipped 6.91 million backlight units (BLUs) in April, increasing 5% on month, and 27.96 million units in January-April, growing 15% on year, according to the company.
Novatek looks strong sequential revenue growth in 2Q14
May 7, 14:29
Novatek Microelectronics expects its sales to grow 16.0-20.7% sequentially to NT$12.3-12.8 billion (US$40.8542.51 million) in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing shipments of TV SoC chips and small-size LCD driver ICs, according to company president Steve Wang.
Tongli to establish R&D facilities in Taiwan
May 6, 16:20
China-based protective film maker Tongli Optoelectronic Technology will set up research and development facilities in Taiwan in order to further harness business opportunities from Taiwan upstream supply chain players.
Novatek expects to see 15-20% sequential growth in 2Q14 revenues
Apr 30, 10:55
Novatek Microelectronics is expected to see its consolidated revenues increase 15-20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by orders for LCD driver ICs used in smartphones and Ultra HD TVs as well as for TV SoCs, according to industry sources.