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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.

led

Handset panel pricing flat in October, tablet panel prices declining

Oct 18, 15:32

Prices of handset panels have remained stable in October, but those for tablet panels have been declining due to weak demand from device makers, according to industry sources.

Handset panel prices stay steady in October

Digitimes Research: Taiwan panel makers focusing on 18:9 all-screen smartphone panels

Oct 17, 15:59

With regard to the development of smartphone-use panels, Taiwan's top-three TFT LCD panel makers all have been focusing on all-screen displays with an 18:9 aspect ratio recently. The new 6G LTPS fabs of AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux in Taiwan have entered volume production recently, and a new 6G line...

Samsung striving for OLED panel orders from China

Oct 17, 11:59

Samsung Display is striving for OLED panel orders from China-based mobile device vendors, but will be facing competition from its China-based rivals such as BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics, according to industry sources.

Linde LienHwa making new gas production investments in Taiwan

Oct 17, 11:55

Linde LienHwa, a joint venture between the Germany-based Linde Group and Taiwan-based LienHwa Industrial, is a manufacturer of bulk and electronic specialty gases used during the manufacturing of semiconductors, displays, solar panels, LEDs and others.

Linde LienHwa's new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan

OLED smartphone panel shipments to surpass LCD ones in 2020

Oct 16, 15:34

Global shipments of OLED smartphone panels are expected to top 1.37 billion units in 2019 and surpass the unit shipments of TFT LCD panels in 2020, DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) has estimated.

OLED smartphone panel shipments to surpass LCD ones in three years

AUO, Innolux to generate profits in 2017

Oct 16, 11:13

Taiwan-based flat panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux, and other fellow suppliers globally are expected to generate profits for all of 2017 as large-size panel prices have not seen major declines despite growing oversupply, according to industry sources.

Prices of large-sized panels are declining at manageable paces

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.

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the board of directors and the chairman of the board when his term ends in March, 2018. Kwon will also resign as the CEO of...

LCD TV panel prices to drop in October, says AVC

Oct 12, 14:45

LCD TV panel prices are expected to fall at a steady pace in October as the global build-ups of display products will gradually come to an end, according to China-based All View Consulting (AVC).

TV panel pricing set to decrease

CPT, HannStar Display report strong sequential revenue gains for 3Q17

Oct 11, 12:50

LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display both have disclosed significant revenue gains for the third quarter of 2017 despite a rather flat performance in September.

Innolux reports flat September revenues

Oct 6, 14:49

Innolux has announced its September 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$26.9 billion (US$885.92 million), a decrease of 1.1 % on-month and an increase of 1.2% on year.

AUO reports mild drop for September revenues

Oct 6, 14:33

LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed its consolidated revenues for September reached NT$29.07 billion (US$957.38 million), down by 3.6% on month and 3.8% on year. Consolidated revenues in the third quarter of 2017 totaled NT$87.40 billion, up by 3.5% sequentially and 1.6% on year.

TPK revenues hike in September

Oct 5, 15:50

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.679 billion (US$351.96 million) for September 2017, representing a 4.18% increase on month and 22.72% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Panel makers stepping up 10.5G development

Oct 5, 15:17

With competition in the TV panel market gradually mounting in the above 55-inch segment, some makers have been aggressively establishing new 10.5G production lines, including: China's BOE and CSOT; Japan's Sakai Display Products (SDP); and Korea's LG Display.

Foxconn-Sharp 10.5G line in China to be delayed, says report

Oct 3, 11:11

A planned 10.5G flat panel factory to be jointly set up by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) and Sharp in Guangzhou, China is likely to be postponed, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

Shortages of all-screen displays to continue into 2018

Oct 3, 11:09

The current shortage in the supply of smartphone panels is expected to continue into 2018 due to strong demand for customized all-screen panels from the smartphone sector, according to industry sources.

all-screen display

Innolux top TV panel vendor in August, says firm

Sep 28, 15:22

Innolux outperformed LG Display to become the world's top vendor of LCD TV applications in August, during which the Taiwan-based maker's TV panel shipments reached 3.9 million units, up 28% from the previous month, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

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

Chongqing HKC breaks ground for 2nd 8.6G line

Sep 27, 13:41

China-based Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its second 8.6G TFT-LCD factory located in Chuzhou, eastern China. The new CNY24 billion (US$3.62 billion) 8.6G line will be ready for commercial production in the first quarter of 2019.

Chongqing HKC building up 8.6G production capacity

Foxconn chairman to visit Wisconsin in early October

Sep 26, 12:38

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Gou is expected to visit Wisconsin, the US in early October to sign agreements with the local government for the subsidy support for its LCD fab project there, according to sources familiar with Foxconn's plan.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Samsung ready to mass produce MRAM chips using 28nm FD-SOI process

Sep 26, 11:32

Samsung Foundry will soon be ready to enter mass production of magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) chips built using 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process technology, according to Korea media reports.

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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CPT reports tight supply for all-screen smartphone panels

Sep 22, 16:10

Chunghwa Picture Tubes' (CPT) current supply of all-screen smartphone applications are falling short of demand by 20%, according to company vice president Ryan Chung.

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...

Robust memory, panel demand to drive Supreme sales growth in 2H17

Sep 22, 12:35

Taiwan-based Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, is expected to report strong results for the second half of 2017 driven by rising memory prices and strong OLED panel demand, according to industry sources.

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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AUO to stick to smart investment strategy, says chairman

Sep 21, 11:54

AU Optronics (AUO) will continue its "smart investment" policy focusing on improvement of operating efficiency and ramping up the ratio of value-added products to shore up its revenues and profits, according to company chairman Paul Peng.

AUO sees growing contribution from high-value products

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.

China market: All-screen smartphone shipments ramping up

Sep 19, 15:24

China-based smartphone vendors are ramping up shipments of all-screen models, which will push up the penetration rate of these products in the global smartphone market in 2017 and 2018, according to industry sources.

Shipments of all-screen models ramping up

Touch Taiwan 2017: AUO to present 8K4K bezel-less TV display

Sep 19, 15:09

AU Optronics (AUO) will showcase at Touch Taiwan 2017 its 85-inch 8K4K (7680 x 4320), and 65-inch and 75-inch UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) bezel-less ALCD (advanced LCD) TV displays.

Touch Taiwan 2017: Innolux to highlight gaming notebook panels

Sep 19, 13:54

In response to the growing global gaming market, Innolux will showcase a series of gaming notebook/monitor panels at the upcoming Taiwan Touch 2017 to be held at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei September 20-22.

Innolux 15.6-inch gaming notebook panel

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.

HannStar Display to record 40% on-quarter revenue growth in 3Q17

Sep 18, 14:24

HannStar Display is expected to record an over 40% sequential revenue growth in the third quarter of 2017 on increasing shipments of 18:9 all-screen displays for smartphone applications, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Touch Taiwan 2017: AUO to showcase LTPS technology

Sep 18, 14:22

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it will showcase its full range of LTPS display products at Touch Taiwan 2017 from September 20 to 22, including UHD ultra-narrow border notebook panels, UHD notebook applications integrating oTP touch function, and 18:9 full screen in-cell touch panels for smartphon...

AUO 13.3-inch UHD LTPS oTP

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

Digitimes Research: JDI ramping automotive panels aiming for turnaround

Sep 14, 16:21

Despite the fact that Japan Display (JDI) has been operating in the red for a long time, the Japan government is unlikely to let JDI go simply because Japan's automotive electronics industry still dominates the global market, and maintaining its own panel production capacity will continue to be a market...

Late shipping date for iPhone X suggests possible supply constraints

Sep 14, 14:26

Apple has rolled out its much-anticipated next-generation iPhone devices, including iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with a number of new features confirmed to expectations. However, the late shipping date in early November for the iPhone X has raised concerns about possible supply constraints...

AUO reports increased revenues for August

Sep 7, 15:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for August reached NT$30.14 billion (US$1 billion), up by 7.0% on month and 4.1% on year.

HannStar Display reports increased sales for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 10:48

Small- to medium-size LCD panel specialist HannStar Display has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.41 billion (US$80.2 million) for August, increasing 14.1% sequentially and 6.2% on year.

Smartphone vendors ramping up models with all-screen displays

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

Innolux revenues increase in August

Sep 6, 15:53

Innolux has announced its August 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$27.233 billion (US$904.92 million), an increase of 7.5% on month and an increase of 8.7% on year.

Digitimes Research: Demand for large-size public display products set to grow

Sep 5, 10:49

Global demand for large-size public display and digital signage products is set to grow steadily in years to come, fueled by the rise of new human-machine interaction and retail models, as well as by the push to establish smart cities by various governments, according to Digitimes Research.

public display

TPK reports increased revenues for August

Sep 4, 16:32

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of US$339.485 million for August 2017, representing a 7.76% increase on month and 7.85% increase on year.

China market: Visionox completes construction of 6G AMOLED fab

Aug 30, 15:33

China-based flat panel maker Visionox Display has completed the construction of its 6G AMOLED plant in Hebei, China, with installation of needed production equipment set to begin in early 2018, according to the company.

BOE swings back to profitability in 1H17

Aug 30, 14:44

China-based flat panel maker BOE Technology has reported net profits of CNY4.3 billion (US$653.4 million) for the first half of 2017, reversing from a net loss of CNY516 million recorded a year earlier.

LGD to double OLED TV panel production capacity by 2019

Aug 29, 15:26

LG Display will double its OLED TV panel production capacity to 120,000 substrates a month in 2019, when its new 8.5G production line in Guangzhou, China comes online, according to a Korea-based Seoul Forum report.

LG Display doubling its OLED TV panel production
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