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Mobile display revenues to surpass TV display revenues for the first time, says DisplaySearch

Apr 21, 16:19

Since 2006, LCD TVs have accounted for the largest share of flat panel display (FPD) revenues; however, in 2014, mobile displays will take the lead. According to DisplaySearch, combined FPD revenues from mobiles and mobile phones will have a 42% share of total global FPD revenues in 2014, for the first...

Biotechnology and healthcare to be major development points in the panel industry after 2017, says Samsung

Apr 21, 16:14

Biotechnology and healthcare will be major development points in the panel industry after 2017, according to representatives at Samsung Display.

Price wars increase for handset HD panels, say observers

Apr 21, 15:48

Price wars are stirring up in the panel market for handset-use HD panels as panel makers aim to land expected orders for mid-range and high-end smartphones in the China market in 2014, according to market observers.

Commentary: AUO may retake spot as number three panel maker globally in 2014

Apr 18, 15:27

AU Optronics (AUO) is expected to reach NT$400 billion (US$13.25 billion) in revenues during 2014 while Innolux is expected to reach NT$380 billion, according to market observers.

Flat panel industry expected to see annual growth decline from 20% to 5%

Apr 17, 21:34

The flat panel display industry is expected to see 5% annual growth from 2014-2017, according to sources at Sharp.

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Digitimes Research: China panel makers showing increased interest in large-size segment

Apr 17, 19:51

BOE and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) focused on large-size panel technology at FPD China 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Large-size panel shipments up 11% in March, says WitsView

Apr 17, 14:11

Large-size panel shipments rose 11% on month in March 2014 to 66.57 million units, according to WitsView.

Southern Taiwan Science Park sees January-February revenues down 5.42% on year

Apr 17, 12:17

The government-run Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) generated revenues of NT$83.108 billion (US$2.74 billion) for January-February 2014, decreasing 5.42% on year, according to the STSP administration.

O-Film expected to produce for 35% of handset touch panels in 2014

Apr 16, 20:20

China touch panel maker O-Film reportedly was responsible for 23% of global handset touch panels in 2013 and the percentage is expected to climb to 35% in 2014, according to supply chain sources.

Delays in OLED TV shipments impede growth of OLED material market, says DisplaySearch

Apr 16, 16:36

Growth in the OLED industry has been slower than expected due to very few breakthroughs in AMOLED displays and manufacturing costs that are still higher than those for LCD screens. According to DisplaySearch, due to ongoing delays in OLED TV shipments, OLED material revenues are expected to reach just...

Korea panel makers to bump up competition in the Ultra HD TV panel segment

Apr 16, 15:21

Korea-based panel makers are reportedly producing 43- and 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels with the intent of competing against Taiwan makers' 39- and 50-inch products, according to industry sources.

Nokia increases orders for on-cell touch panels to Taiwan

Apr 15, 20:57

Nokia is reportedly putting in increased orders to Taiwan-based touch panel makers for on-cell touch panels that are set to be used in new smartphones released in 2014, according to industry sources.

Korea-based panel makers expected to start mass producing lower-cost Ultra HD TV panels in 2Q14

Apr 15, 20:15

Korea-based panel makers are expected to start mass producing lower-cost Ultra HD TV panels in the second quarter of 2014, with shipments going primarily to customers in China.

AUO, LG considering to mass produce 42.5-inch LCD TV panels

Apr 14, 21:50

AU Optronics (AUO) and LG Display are both considering mass production of 42.5-inch LCD TV panels, according to industry sources. The panels will be used by the two companies to compete in the mid-range LCD TV market, where 39-, 40- and 42-inch units currently receive the most orders.

Touch panel makers see increased orders from China tablet and smartphone vendors

Apr 14, 21:46

Touch panel makers are seeing increased shipments due to orders from China-based tablet and smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

AUO president urges China to reconsider LCD high tariff policy, report says

Apr 14, 14:41

AU Optronics (AUO) president Paul Peng has urged the China government to take a cautious approach towards raising tariffs on LCD panel imports, describing such taxes as a double-edged sword, according to a report.

O-Film, Synaptics to develop fingerprint recognition technology for China smartphone vendors

Apr 11, 14:37

China-based touch panel maker O-Film will reportedly team up with interface solutions provider Synaptics to develop fingerprint recognition features for smartphone vendors in China, according to industry sources.

Taiwan panel makers have order visibility for the Transformer Book T1000 until June

Apr 9, 21:42

Panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) have order visibility for Asustek Computer's Transformer Book T1000 until June, according to industry sources.

Innolux 1Q14 performance down

Apr 9, 15:52

Innolux has announced its March 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$37.3 billion (US$1.24 billion), an increase of 50.1% on month, but a decrease of 16% on year.

AUO to launch full lineup of Ultra HD curved LCD TV displays with WCG technology

Apr 9, 15:38

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that it will demonstrate its full series of 42- to 65-inch Ultra HD curved LCD TV displays with wide color gamut (WCG) technology, curved monitor displays, and Ultra HD smartphone displays at the China Information Technology Expo & China Optoelectronics Display...

Digitimes Research: LCD TV panel surface area shipped in 2014 expected to rise 8.7%

Apr 9, 14:32

The LCD TV panel surface area shipped in 2014 is expected to rise 8.7% on year as demand for TVs is expected to increase and the average TV panel-size increases, according to Digitimes Research.

HannStar sees over 25% on-year decline in March revenues

Apr 9, 14:02

HannStar Display has reported that its March 2014 consolidated revenues reached nearly NT$1.98 billion (US$65.8 million), up 12.5% on month but down 25.4% on year.

Samsung announces performance guidance for 1Q14

Newswatch - Apr 8, 15:44

Samsung Electronics has announced that its consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2014 are likely to reach KRW53 trillion (US$50.19 billion) or in a range of KRW51-55 trillion compared to KRW59.28 trillion of the previous quarter and KRW52.87 trillion of a year earlier.

Digitimes Research: China makers gear up for high-resolution small- to medium-size panel production

Apr 8, 15:23

With most of the China-based panel makers aggressively eyeing the high-resolution small- to medium-size panel market but lacking experience, Digitimes Research believes that in 2014, China's LTPS small-to-medium-size panels will still mainly be on the HD level. However, in 2015, FHD shipments should...

TPK March 2014 revenues up 13.7% sequentially, down nearly 50% on year

Apr 8, 14:37

Taiwan touch panel maker TPK has reported that its March 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$7.99 billion (US$264.24 million), up 13.7% on month and down 49.3% on year.

AUO reports sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 8, 14:21

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues reached over NT$34.01 billion (US$1.12 billion) for March 2014, up 20.7% on month and down 10.3% on year. The company also reported that its consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2014 have reached NT$93.8 billion, down by...

LCD TV panel pricing for units sized 32- and 39-inch rise US$1

Apr 7, 21:38

LCD TV panel pricing for units sized 32- and 39-inch has risen US$1 amid increased demand from China-based TV vendors, according to market observers. Other panels sized 39-, 42- as well as 50-inch and above size units are expected to see improved pricing throughout April into May as demand in China...

Touch panel module pricing expected to drop to US$0.40-0.70 per inch in 2014

Apr 7, 21:29

Touch panel module pricing in 2014 is expected to drop to US$0.40-0.70 per inch due to touch panel oversupply in the market coupled with price wars from competitors in China, according to market observers.

Panel makers unsure about 3G handset panel orders in 2Q14

Apr 2, 21:58

Panel makers have order visibility for handset panels for 3G handsets through April 2014 but are pessimistic the orders will fade out through the second quarter of the year as demand for 4G units in markets such as China is expected to increase, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments reach 24.47 million in 4Q13

Apr 2, 21:00

Taiwan LCD monitor makers' shipments reached 24.47 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 1.5% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Atmel and Corning collaborate on ultra-thin, next-generation touchscreens

Apr 2, 10:45

Corning and Atmel have announced they are collaborating to develop ultra-thin capacitive touchscreens with multi-touch performance for next-generation applications.

Japan Display to ship 5.5-inch 538ppi smartphone panels in April

Mar 28, 15:33

Japan Display has begun mass producing WQHD (2,560 by 1,440) panels and is expected to begin shipments in April 2014, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels not as popular as expected

Mar 28, 15:26

On-cell touch panels were once expected to be the solution with the best development potentials in China's entry-level to mid-range smartphone sector, but so far, the number of mobile devices using on-cell touch and their shipments have been far below the original expectations.

CPT sees improved performance in 2013 as small- to medium-size panel shipments increase

Mar 28, 11:40

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported that its small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 543 million in 2013, up 13.1% on year, to hold a 18.3% global market share.

Giantplus sees steady performance from niche markets

Mar 27, 21:44

Giantplus Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of small- to medium-size LCD panels and touch panels, is seeing steady performance from niche markets, including industrial and vehicle, according to company chairman Lin Shengchang.

China market: Handset vendors launching higher-specification models to win market share

Mar 26, 22:11

China-based handset vendors are rolling out smartphones with higher hardware specifications such as 2560 by 1440 (QHD) displays and 50-megapixel cameras in order to compete with first-tier vendors in the high-end segment, according to industry sources.

Taiwan supply chains see increased orders from Xiaomi for new 49- and 55-inch TVs

Mar 26, 21:11

Taiwan-based supply chains are seeing increased orders from Xiaomi for new 49- and 55-inch TVs set to be mass produced in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

BOE enters Sony TV supply chain

Mar 26, 20:51

China-based panel maker BOE has entered Sony's supply chain to supply 28-inch LCD TV panels, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Melfas eyes top notch in Korea touch panel industry

Mar 26, 15:05

Samsung Electronics' mid-range and entry-level mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) in 2013 mostly adopted touch panels using thin-film technologies such as glass-film-film (GFF) or glass-film (G1F). Because the key component, the indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent conducting film (TCF), had been...

China TV vendors look to release more mid-range Ultra HD TVs during May 1 holiday

Mar 25, 21:28

China TV vendors are preparing for the May 1 holiday period and have reportedly adjusted their product portfolios to feature more mid-range Ultra HD TVs for release in time for the holiday, according to industry sources.

AUO to set up subsidiary for PV investment

Mar 25, 15:19

AU Optronics (AUO) is organizing a subsidiary, Star River Energy, specifically as a platform to invest in PV systems and solar power-generating stations, according to AUO.

LCD TV panels sized 32-, 40- and 42-inch in short supply, say sources

Mar 24, 22:33

Recently the market has seen tight supply of 32-, 40- and 42-inch LCD TV panels leading to a shortage for some China- and international-based TV vendors, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers struggling with in-cell technology

Mar 24, 20:37

China touch panel makers are making slower-than-expected progress producing in-cell and on-cell touch panel technology during 2014, according to findings from Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based makers to hold 50% share of large-size LCD supply capacity throughout 2017

Mar 24, 16:07

Samsung Display and LG Display are expected to hold a 50% or above share of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel supply capacity throughout 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

China-based touch panel makers continue to invest in on-cell technology

Mar 19, 21:21

China-based touch panel makers are continuing to invest in on-cell technology for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according to industry sources.

Corning expects panel market to grow in 2014, says CDTT president

Mar 18, 10:59

The panel market will see growth in 2014, driven by demand for TV, tablet and smartphone applications, according to Daniel Tseng, president of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT).

Innolux sees shipments of high-end high color saturation Ultra HD TV panels reach 10,000 a month

Mar 17, 22:02

Innolux is seeing shipments of its high-end high color saturation Ultra HD TV panels reach about 10,000 units a month, according to industry sources.

Smartphone supply chain preps for orders from Amazon

Mar 17, 20:58

The smartphone supply chain is starting to prepare smartphone component orders from Amazon for a device set to release in 2014, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014

Mar 17, 15:10

With Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) having become the mainstream specification of high-end smartphones in 2013, industry players are speculating over the possibility of the resolution climbing even higher to above the 2,000-pixel level in 2014. However, Digitimes Research believes such a chance is rather...

AUO and Innolux rumored to be discussing merger possibilities

Mar 14, 12:28

Market rumors are spreading that Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are in discussions over collaboration possibilities that could include a potential merger, according to market observers.

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