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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

TPK raises US$237 million from GDR issue

Sep 8, 11:51

Touch panel module maker TPK Holding has raised US$237 million in new funds by issuing 60 million new common shares in the form of global depository receipts (GDRs).

Micro LED chip production not as difficult as expected, says PlayNitride chairman

Sep 8, 11:22

Many observers originally thought it would take at least three years for Micro LED displays to become available in market due to technological bottlenecks, but judging from the present development, Micro LED production is not as difficult as originally expected, according to Charles Li, chairman and...

GIS revenues hit record high in August

Sep 7, 10:50

Touch module maker General Interface Solution (GIS) saw its consolidated revenues rise 9.08% on month and 120.85% on year to a record high of NT$14.11 billion (US$468.86 million) in August.

GIS ramping up revenues on increasing shipments to Apple

Touch Taiwan 2017 to kick off September 20

Sep 6, 19:18

The Touch Taiwan 2017 trade fair will kick off in Taipei from September 20-22 featujring nine major sections and accommodating a total of 978 booths. Taiwan's major flat panel makers including AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, Chunghwa Pictures Tubes (CPT), and touch panel suppliers General Interface Solution...

Touch Taiwan 2017 to kick off on September 20

OPF maker Optivision reports increased sales for August

Sep 5, 14:09

Optical prism film (OPF) maker Optivision Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$133.91 million (US$4.457 million) for August, up 5.8% on month and 12.15% on year.

E-paper startup Linfiny to focus on e-notebook development

Aug 29, 14:09

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper startup Linfiny, a joint venture between E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Sony Semiconductor Solutions, will officially kick off its operations in the latter half of 2017 focusing on development e-paper notebook products, according to Frank Ko, chairman of EIH.

EIH expects the e-notebook market to expand in 2H17

Silicon Works striving for orders from China, Taiwan

Aug 29, 10:22

Korea-based Silicon Works is striving for orders from China- and Taiwan-based panel vendors, and intends to reduce its reliance on orders placed by LG Display, according to a Korea-based Digital Times report.

EIH optimistic about 2H17

Aug 25, 15:42

E-paper solution provider E Ink Holding (EIH) has given a positive outlook for the second half of 2017 as expanding e-paper applications, including e-book readers, e-notebooks, smart cards, mobile devices and wearable applications, will continue to fuel growth, according to company chairman Frank Ko...

EIH expanding e-paper applications to drive growth

OLED encapsulation materials market to grow 16% CAGR by 2021, says IHS

Aug 23, 12:12

The popularity of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs and smartphones has boosted not only the OLED display market but also the OLED encapsulation materials market. According to IHS Markit, the OLED encapsulation materials market is expected to grow 4.7% from a year ago to US$117 million in 2017...

Digitimes Research: Global TDDI chip shipments for 2017 to shoot up 191% on year

Aug 21, 14:26

Global TDDI (touch and display driver integration) chip shipments for 2017 are estimated to drastically soar 191% on year due mainly to increased shipments of hybrid in-cell TDDI chips and the growing incorporation of TDDI chips into display panels, with Taiwan's chipmakers to command a global market...

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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
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