Demand for 8K LCD TVs to take off after 2019, says IHS
Oct 20, 10:57
While there will be fewer than 1,000 8K LCD TVs sold globally in 2016, the global sales will increase to more than 300,000 units in 2018 and about one million units in 2019, signifying a takeoff for 8K TVs, according to IHS.
FPD equipment spending surging, IHS says
Oct 20, 10:25
Flat-panel display (FPD) equipment spending will rise 89%, hitting US$12.9 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit. Increased spending levels will continue, reaching US$13 billion in 2017, then declining slightly to US$11.8 billion in 2018.
EIH, Gigazone jointly launch wireless digital picture frame
Oct 17, 11:12
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Gigazone International, Gigabyte Technology's subsidiary distributor, have cooperated to launch Pixer, which they describe as the world's first cordless and wireless digital picture frame.
CPT small- to mid-size panel shipments up in September
Oct 7, 11:13
TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) in September shipped 37.37 million small- to medium-size panels, growing 5.0% on month and 18.1% on year, and it shipped 83,000 large-size units, increasing 31.7% on month but decreasing 27.3% on year, according to the company.
AUO large-size panel shipments drop in September
Oct 7, 10:33
AU Optronics (AUO) shipped 9.87 million large-size panels in September 2016, decreasing 4.9% on month, and 13.01 million small- to medium-size units, increasing 7.3% on month, according to the company.
TV panel prices expected to further rise in October
Oct 6, 15:45
Quotes for LCD TV panels will further rise in October mainly because Samsung Display will shut down a 7G TFT-LCD factory in November, Panasonic will stop TV panel production at an 8G factory and demand from China-based TV vendors has increased, according to WitsView and Sigmaintell Consulting.
TPK Holding sees decreased September revenues
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:07
Touch panel maker TPK Holding on October 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.702 billion (US$277 million) for September, decreasing 13.40% on month and 32.45% on year.
Applied Materials intros e-beam review system for OLED and LCD manufacturing
Oct 6, 10:10
Applied Materials has introduced a high-resolution inline e-beam review (EBR) system. Applied has combined its scanning electron microscope (SEM) capabilities used in semiconductor device review with a large-scale display vacuum platform, resulting in an inline EBR technology that is "the fastest,...
Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones in 2017
Oct 4, 14:01
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones worldwide in 2017, compared to 100 million units targeted for 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Samsung Display to decrease supply of notebook panels
Sep 30, 11:33
Samsung Display, following the sale of a 5G TFT-LCD factory to China-based Truly Opto-Electronics in 2015, will shut down another 5G factory in 2017. 5G factories mainly produce notebook-use panels, meaning Samsung Display's supply of notebook panels will continue to decrease.
Sharp buys back office building in Japan
Sep 29, 12:00
Sharp has spent JPY13.9 billion (US$138.07 million) to buy back an office building that was across the road from its old headquarters, and related land in Osaka, Japan. The transaction will be completed by October 11.
JDI may release shares to Sharp, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 28, 15:24
Japan Display (JDI), an LCD panel supplier for Apple, may release a portion of its shares to Sharp, now a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, allowing Foxconn to indirectly land display panel orders from Apple, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
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.
E Ink to end LCM production
Sep 26, 11:00
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has disclosed that in order to reduce personnel cost, it will stop producing small- to medium-size LCD modules (LCMs) at its 2.5G factory in northern Taiwan at the beginning of October 2016, and devote it fully to technological R&D.
EverDisplay Optronics to set up 6G AMOLED factory, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 23, 16:04
China-based AMOLED panel maker EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) will invest CNY27.278 billion (US$4.09 billion) to set up a 6G AMOLED factory with monthly production capacity of 30,000 glass substrates, trial production scheduled for the end of 2018 and volume production of 1- to 13-inch panels to...
GIS to set up high-end display, OLED touch module factory in China
Sep 22, 10:56
Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) will invest CNY5 billion (US$750 million) in five years to set up a factory of high-end display panels and OLED touch modules in Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, western China, in an attempt to compete for orders for new iPhones to be...
AUO sells stake in Malaysia-based PV module maker
Sep 21, 11:02
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary AU Optronics Singapore Pte. has disposed of 1.129 billion common shares of AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based PV module maker established with US-based SunPower on a joint venture basis in 2010, at US$0.15...
China market: Oppo still ramping up component, panel orders, say sources
Sep 19, 13:50
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, which had its shipments impeded partially by tight supply of flat panels recently, has continued to ramp up its orders for parts and components, particularly panel products, as it still aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's...
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.
Samsung Display to obtain 9.77% stake in joint venture 11G LCD factory in China
Sep 14, 12:14
China-based vendor TCL on September 13 announced that Samsung Display will invest CNY2.1 billion (US$314 million) for a 9.77% stake in an 11G TFT-LCD factory to be established in Shenzhen, southern China, on a joint venture basis with TCL's subsidiary China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) and...
Innolux reports on-year drop in August revenues
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:44
LCD panel maker Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.062 billion (US$798.23 million) for August 2016, representing a 9.82% increase on month but a 9.86% drop on year.
TPK, GIS see significant sequential growth in August revenues
Sep 8, 11:38
Touch panel maker TPK Holding saw consolidated revenues of NT$10.048 billion (US$317 million) for August increase 35.43% on month but decrease 14.97% on year, while fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) had those of NT$6.389 billion growing 23.43% on month but falling 26.69% on year, according...
AUO large-size panel shipments rise 15% in August
Sep 8, 11:23
AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 10.38 million large-size LCD panels in August, rising 15% on month, while its small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 12.13 million, falling 5.6% sequentially.
Innolux, AUO benefit from TV panel price hikes
Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:08
Due to tight supply and Samsung Electronics' large demand, September quotes for 40- and 43-inch LCD TV panels have risen by over US$10 per panel from August and, as Innolux is the only producer of 40-inch LCD TV panels and AU Optronics (AUO) is a main one of 43-inch units, the two companies have benefited...
TCL to set up joint-venture 11G TFT-LCD/AMOLED factory
Sep 1, 12:31
China-based TCL Group will set up an 11th-generation (11G) TFT-LCD and AMOLED factory in Shenzhen City, southern China, on a joint-venture basis with China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), a TFT-LCD panel maker belonging to the group, and Shenzhen City Government, with the total investment estimated...
BOE Technology sees revenue growth, net loss for 1H16
Sep 1, 12:03
China-based display panel maker BOE Technology posted consolidated revenues of CNY26.448 billion (US$3.96 billion) for the first half of 2016, increasing 15.14% on year, but suffered a net loss of CNY516.47 million, according to the company.