TV panel demand, supply to drop in 1Q17, says Sigmaintell
Jan 20, 10:57
Due to off-season effects and large cumulative price increases, global demand for LCD TV panels in the first quarter of 2017 will decrease 15.8% on quarter, while global production capacity in panel area will shrink 2.6% on quarter. 60 million LCD TV panels will be shipped globally, slipping 9.4%,...
Commentary: A lesson to be learned from China panel industry headhunting
Jan 16, 14:49
China's relentless efforts of headhunting from Taiwan's semiconductor industry have continued, with the latest target being Shih-wei Sun, ex-CEO of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Sun will serve as an executive VP of worldwide operations of China's Tsinghua Unigroup, effective January 201...
CPT ships 29.86 small- to medium-size panels in December
Jan 9, 21:17
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shipped 29.86 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in December, increasing 1.9% on month and 20.4% on year, and 122,000 large-size panels, growing 35.2% on month and 47.5% on year.
Innolux revenues increase 21.7% on year in December
Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:33
LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its December 2016 consolidated revenues totaled NT$32.2 billion (US$1 billion), an increase of 10.2% on month and an increase of 21.7% on year.
AUO revenues rise in December
Jan 6, 16:17
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its December 2016 consolidated revenue came to NT$31.16 billion (US$947.18 million), up by 3% on month and 21% on year.
TPK sees increased December revenues
Jan 6, 14:37
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.737 billion (US$273 million) for December, growing 13.87% on month and 1.88% on year.
E Ink Holdings unveils 42-inch e-paper display
Jan 5, 15:13
E Ink Holdings (EIH) has unveiled a 42-inch e-paper display which is initially being used used in Quilla, the world's largest Connected eWriter (interactive white board) system jointly developed by EIH and Canada-based QuirkLogic, according to EIH.
258 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in 2016, says Sigmaintell
Jan 4, 14:37
There were 258 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in 2016, decreasing 2.5% on year, and the corresponding total area of 130 million square meters increased 8.0% because average panel size of 42.7-inch rose 2.1-inch, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.
Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers step into other product lines
Jan 4, 11:07
First-tier China-based touch panel makers, in view of decreased orders for projected capacitive touch solutions (out-cell) used in smartphones due to increasing adoption of in-cell and on-cell touch solutions, have extended production to full bonding of TFT-LCD display panels and touch modules, cover...
Sintronic to set up polycrystalline sapphire production line
Jan 3, 11:47
Diode rectifier seller and CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) lighting maker Sintronic Technology will set up a polycrystalline sapphire production line in southern Taiwan in first-quarter 2017, with production to begin in the following quarter, according to the company.
SDP to set up 10.5G LCD display park in southern China
Jan 3, 11:38
Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) has signed with the Guangzhou city government for cooperation to set up a 10.5G LCD display park in the southern Chinese city with total investment of CNY61.0 billion (US$8.84 billion.
Foxconn increases stake in Sakai Display Products
Newswatch - Dec 29, 21:27
Taiwan's Investment Commission has approved an application filed by a local investment firm owned by Guo Shou-cheng, the eldest son of Foxconn chairman Terry Guo, to indirectly invest over JPY52.14 billion (US$448.04 million) in Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP).
CSOT constructing 11G LCD factory
Dec 26, 15:39
China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) in late November 2016 started construction of an 11G LCD factory with monthly production capacity of 140,000 glass substrates in Shenzhen, southern China, at an investment of CNY53.8 billion (US$7.8 billion). Production of 43-, 65- and 75-inch Ultra HD LCD...
OLED to penetrate 68% of TVs in 2020, says PIDA
Dec 26, 10:46
Use of OLED panels in TVs is on the rise, and the proportion of OLED models will keep rising to 68% in 2020, especially dominating high-end TV segment, according to the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
CPT China subsidiary to start production in July 2017
Dec 22, 12:14
Fujian Hua Chia Cai, a China-based wholly owned subsidiary of TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), is constructing a 6th-generation TFT-LCD factory with a monthly production capacity of 30,000 glass substrates in southeastern China, with installation of production equipment scheduled for...
CPT lands orders from China smartphone vendors
Dec 21, 15:12
TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it has obtained significant orders from two major China-based smartphone vendors, with shipments scheduled for first-quarter 2017.
Innolux aims to become top automotive display panel supplier
Dec 16, 10:46
LCD panel Innolux has become the globally second largest supplier of automotive applications, and as it has been tapping the Japan and China markets and seen stable demand in the US and Europe for such displays, it aims to become the worldwide top maker, according to the company.
Handset panel prices stable in December, says Sigmaintell
Dec 14, 11:14
Mainly due to shrinking demand, prices for handset-use a-Si TFT-LCD panels in December mostly has remained unchanged on month, while those for handset-use LTPS TFT-LCD panels has dropped slightly, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
China panel makers making strong investments in OLED manufacturing
Dec 13, 12:27
China-based panel makers are making big investments in OLED technology, with EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) kicking off construction of a 6th-generation (6G) AMOLED factory. In addition to EverDisplay Optronics, China-based display panel maker BOE Technology is constructing a 6G factory for flexible...
Flexible display shipments to surge 135% in 2017, says IHS
Dec 12, 19:14
As more smartphone manufacturers build designs using flexible display technology, shipments of flexible displays are expected to reach 139 million units in 2017, an increase of 135% compared to 2016, according to IHS. Flexible displays are expected to comprise 3.8% of total display unit shipments in...
Foxconn and Sharp plan to set up LCD TV panel factory in China, says Nikkei
Dec 12, 10:29
Foxconn Electronics and Sharp plan to cooperatively set up a 10.5G or 11G LCD TV panel factory in China at an estimated total investment of JPY800 billion (US$6.95 billion), with Foxconn mainly funding the plant and Sharp to provide manufacturing technology, according to Japan-based Nikkei.
Innolux revenues up in November
Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:40
Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.167 billion (US$916.86 million) for November 2016, representing a 3.93% increase on month and 14.57% increase on year.
E Ink Holdings expects to ship 30-40 million smart tags in 2016
Dec 9, 14:52
EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects to ship 30-40 million smart tags and display cards in 2016, with cumulative shipments since 2012 expected to reach 100 million units at the end of the year, according to the company, adding that shipments in 2017 will grow 20-30%...