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Truly Opto shifts focus to automotive applications

Dec 14, 14:03

China-based flat panel maker Truly Opto-Electronics has shifted the focus of its production away from handset panels to automotive displays due to emerging business opportunities arising from the sector, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: All-screen smartphones help ease handset panel oversupply

Dec 14, 11:46

The growing popularity of all-screen smartphones is playing a role in easing global oversupply of handset displays, as the production of 18:9 panels will consume 12.5-20% more production capacity than that for 16:9 ones, according to Digitimes Research.

Galaxy S8

Global large-size LCD panel shipments to slow down in 4Q17, says IDC

Dec 13, 14:19

Global shipment momentum of large-sized LCD panels is expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of 2017 after experiencing a 5.7% sequential growth to 220 million units in the third quarter of 2017, according to IDC.

Sharp faces succession issues

Dec 11, 16:24

Tai Jeng-wu, president and CEO of Sharp, is facing a dilemma as to whether he should step down from his current post or continue to play the role that he has been playing at the Japan firm for the past 16 months.

Sharp CEO Tai Jeng-wu (right)

Innolux November revenues up sequentailly

Dec 11, 10:36

Innolux saw its consolidated revenues grow 10.6% on month to NT$27.4 billion (US$912.69 million) in November, buoyed by increased shipments of large-sized flat panels. The monthly figures, however, showed a decline of 6.2% from a year earlier.

Larger flat panel capacity to grow at 59% CAGR to 2022, says IHS Markit

Dec 8, 11:30

With BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSTO), LG Display and Foxconn Electronics expected to build seven new 10.5G factories by 2020, 10G and larger flat panel capacity is expected to grow at a CAGR of 59% between 2017 and 2022, according to IHS Markit.

JOLED begins commercial shipments of printing OLED panels

Dec 7, 15:29

Japan-based JOLED has commercialized what it calls the world's first OLED panel produced using the RGB printing method, with shipments having already begun on December 5.

TV panel prices to stabilize in 1Q 18, says firm

Dec 7, 14:25

Global TV panel prices are expected to stabilize in the first quarter of 2018 after dropping slightly in December 2017, according to China-based marketing research firm Sigmaintell.

TV panel prices to stabilize in 1Q18

AUO November revenues down 9.4% on year

Dec 7, 14:20

Taiwan-based LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced unaudited consolidated revenues of NT$27.39 billion (US$911.81 million) for November 2017, remaining flat from the previous month and down by 9.4% from the previous year.

HannStar Display to sell majority of Nanjing subsidiary to HK-listed firm

Dec 6, 15:49

HannStar Display, through its subsidiary Brightpro Resources, has signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) with China Display Optoelectronics Technology for technology cooperation as well as the sale of a majority of share of its subsidiary in Nanjing to the Hong Kong-listed display company.

10G and larger FPD capacity to grow at 59% CAGR to 2022, says IHS Markit

Dec 6, 14:13

With BOE, China Star, LG Display and Foxconn expected to build seven new 10.5G fabs by 2020, 10G and larger fab flat panel display (FPD) capacity is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 59% between 2017 and 2022, according to IHS Markit.

Digitimes Research: LCD vendors play catch-up with OLED competitors

Dec 5, 14:18

Global TFT LCD panel makers are expected to be able to accelerate the development of profiled all-screen panels to compete more effectively with the single dominating AMOLED all-screen panel vendor, Samsung Display, leveraging their improved technology and increasing output from 6G LTPS LCD and 6G-8.6G...

Panel makers ramping up production of all-screen displays

Dec 5, 11:55

Flat panel makers including Innolux, AU Optronics (AUO) and BOE Technology are ramping up their production of profiled all-screen displays in response to rising demand from the smartphone sector, according sources from upstream suppliers.

Penetration rate of all-screen smartphones to increase significantly in 2018

Touch panel maker JTouch declares bankruptcy

Dec 1, 16:26

Unable to sustain the fierce price competition from China-based players, Taiwan-based touch panel maker JTouch has declared bankruptcy and will lay off all its employees in the next couple days.

Taiwan market: LG sees growing profits from OLED TV sales

Nov 30, 13:43

LG Electronics expects earnings from sales of OLED TVs in the Taiwan market to grow significantly in 2018 as compared to those recorded in 2017, according to sources at LG Taiwan.

Penetration rate of OLED smartphone panels to reach over 30% in 2018

Nov 30, 12:06

The penetration rate of OLED panels in the smartphone display market is expected to reach over 30% in 2018 due to increasing adoption by smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

Supply constraints and screen burn-in issue are limiting the penetration of OLED smartphone panels

BOE seeks to become flexible OLED supplier for Apple, says report

Nov 29, 14:49

China-based BOE Technology is seeking to become a flexible OLED panel supplier for Apple, offering to devote two fabs to making such applications exclusively for the US vendor, according to a Korea-based ETNews report.

AUO reports high order visibility for high-end panels in 1Q18

Nov 24, 15:08

Taiwan panel specialist AU Optronics (AUO) expects high order visibility for the first quarter of 2018, especially for high-end, high-value panel products, but it is guardedly optimistic about shipment performance in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to company sources.

Taiwan October manufacturing production index up

Nov 24, 13:57

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 113.87 for October 2017, increasing 0.33% sequentially and 3.10% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Digitimes Research: Global large-size LCD panel capacity to see 7% CAGR 2018-2022

Nov 24, 13:55

The overall global production capacity for large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LDC panels is estimated to see an impressive CAGR of 7% in the next five years, driven by robust market demand for public display and auto-use panels and the trend of tablets getting larger in size, Digitimes Research estim...

AUO to adopt mini LED backlighting in 2018, but micro LED development continues, says chairman

Nov 24, 12:18

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will adopt mini LED chips for backlighting in 2018, but the move will not affect its development of micro LED applications, which will take a long time to commercialize, according to company chairman and CEO Paul Peng.

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng

BOE 10.5G line to heat up competition in large-size panel sector

Nov 24, 11:36

Global competition in the large-sized flat panel sector is entering a new phase as China's BOE Technology has announced plans to advance the official operation of its first, as well as the world's first, 10.5G LCD panel plant to December 2017 from the original schedule in 2018, according to industry...

AUO and fellow Taiwan-based panel makers are stepping up efforts for niche market segments

Flat panel demand to grow 7.2% in 2018, says IHS Markit

Nov 23, 12:17

Global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% to 210 million square meters in 2018 compared to 2017, according to IHS Markit. That will be the biggest annual growth since 2014.

Smartphone panel prices stay flat in November

Nov 22, 14:59

Prices of a-Si and LTPS smartphone panels will remain steady in November due to decreasing demand for 16:9 handset displays, according to China-based market consulting firm Sigmaintell.

Taiwan 2-tier touch panel makers see profit margins improving

Nov 16, 15:20

Taiwan-based second-tier touch panel makers have seen their profit margins improve recently as their efforts to penetrate into the niche and industry segments have begun bearing fruit, according to industry sources.

WiseChip to showcase new in-cell PMOLED touch panels

Nov 16, 15:17

PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor will showcase its1.36- and 1.8-inch flexible in-cell PMOLED touch panels at the upcoming China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 in Shenzhen from November 16-21.

WiseChip sees bright prospects for flexible PMOLED panels

Creating user value: Q&A with EIH chairman Frank Ko

Nov 16, 12:21

E Ink Holding (EIH) has been a pioneer in the development of electrophoretic display (EPD) technology and consequently become a primary e-paper solution supplier for Amazon's Kindle e-book readers. But the company suffered heavy losses during the period from 2012-2015 as the e-book readers market shrunk...

EIH chairman and CEO Frank Ko

CPT reports decreased earnings for 3Q17

Nov 16, 11:16

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported net profits of NT$184 million (US$6.12 million) for the third quarter of 2017, down from NT$1.189 billion a quarter earlier. EPS for the third quarter stood at NT$0.04.

CHP is likely to swing back to profitability in 2017

Flexible AMOLED supply capacity to exceed demand by 44% in 2018, says IHS Markit

Nov 15, 17:42

With flexible AMOLED panel fabs building at a quicker pace than global demand, supply capacity of flexible AMOLED panels is forecast to be 44% higher than global demand in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

Innolux to take up Foxconn 6G LTPS line

Nov 15, 15:52

Innolux will take up Foxconn Electronics' 6G LTPS LCD fab in Luzhu, southern Taiwan for NT$31.4 billion (US$1.041 billion), a move which will ramp up its global LTPS panel market share to 8% from the current 2%.

Innolux president Robert Hsiao

Innolux revenues hit 15-month low in October

Nov 10, 15:27

Innolux saw its consolidated revenues decline 8.1% on month and 11.9% on year to a 15-month low of NT$24.7 billion (US$819.35 million) in October.

FocalTech optimistic about TDDI chip demand for all-screen devices in 2018

Nov 10, 10:44

Full in-cell display module makers have been improving yield rates to lower their production costs for all-screen panels, which will see wider adoption by smartphones and tablets in 2018, according to Genda Hu, chairman for touchscreen and LCD driver solution provider FocalTech Systems.

BOE to compete with Foxconn for stake in JDI, says report

Nov 9, 15:23

China-based flat panel maker BOE Technology is likely to compete with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) in a race to acquire a part of the money-losing Japan Display (JDI), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.

Machvison posts record October revenues

Nov 9, 15:15

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$171 million (US$5.7 million) for October 2017, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month.

Digitimes Research: Panel makers looking to niche large-size applications

Nov 9, 13:49

With to a lack of growth momentum in the traditional mainstream TV and monitor markets, most flat panel makers have paid more attention on the development niche applications for large-sized panels such as public information displays (PIDs), automotive display boards and gaming devices, according to...

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$370.25.

GIS reports strong earnings for 3Q17

Nov 8, 13:49

Touch panel provider General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported net profits of NT$2.59 billion (US$85.81 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 81.6% on quarter and 162.3% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$7.63.

GIS sees earnings surge in 3Q17

CPT, HannStar Display report mixed results for October

Nov 8, 13:39

Flat panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported mixed results for October, during which CPT saw sales decrease while HannStar's revenues went up.

AUO is optimistic about handset panel outlook in 4Q17

Taiwan flat panel production value surges 25% in January-August 2017

Nov 7, 16:55

The production value of Taiwan's flat panel industry totaled NT$621.7 billion (US$20.62 billion) in the first eight months of 2017, increasing 24.9% from a year earlier, which marked the highest annual growth for the same period since 2011, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

AUO reports dereases in October revenues

Nov 7, 14:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for October 2017 reached NT$27.43 billion (US$910 million), down by 5.6% on month and 9.9% on year.

GIS October revenues up on IGZO module shipments

Nov 7, 12:06

Touch module provider General Interface Solution (GIS) saw its consolidated revenues grow 11.67% on month and 58.64% on year to NT$17.843 billion (US$591.17 million) in October, reportedly buoyed by backend module assembly services for Sharp's IGZO notebook panel shipments for MacBook devices.

IGZO module shipments pused up GIS's revnues in October

Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size panel shipments to decline in 4Q17

Nov 3, 14:37

Taiwan's shipments of large size panels (9-inch and above) are expected to reach around 61 million units (not including those from Shar) in the third quarter, rising 4.8% sequentially, but down 1.5% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments to decrease in 4Q17

Nov 3, 14:24

Taiwan-based flat panel makers are expected to ship a combined 290 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in the fourth uarter of 2017, down 8.5% on quarter, due mainly to seasonality, Digitimes Research estimates.

TPK sees EPS hit 5-year high in 3Q17

Nov 3, 11:20

Touch panel maker TPK Holding saw its net profits surge to NT$870 million (US$28.8 million) in the third quarter of 2017, up 166% sequentially and 27% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$2.37, the company's highest quarterly EPS in five years.

HannStar Display sees net profits more than double sequentially in 3Q17

Nov 2, 10:55

HannStar Display saw its net profits jump 108.46% sequentially to NT$2.17 billion (US$71.94 million) in the third quarter of 2017, which translated into an EPS of NT$0.67 for the 3-month period.

HannStar Display looks to strong sales in 4Q17

Samsung capex to reach KRW46.2 trillion in 2017

Nov 1, 22:17

Samsung expects capital expenditure (capex) for 2017 to be approximately KRW46.2 trillion (US$41.5 billion), a significant increase from 2016. Capex for the semiconductor and display businesses will be KRW29.5 trillion and KRW14.1 trillion, respectively.

Samsung posts record operating profit for 3Q17

Oct 31, 16:50

Samsung Electronics has announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, reporting revenues of KRW62.05 trillion (US$55.5 billion), compared to KRW14.23 trillion for the same period last year. Operating profit for the quarter reached a record KRW14.53 trillion, compared to...

Sharp posts fourth straight quarterly profits

Oct 30, 15:27

Sharp has reported its fourth consecutive quarterly profits of JPY20.2 billion (US$177 million) for its fiscal second-quarter 2017 (ended September), compared to a year-earlier loss of JPY17.9 billion.

Innolux to maintain high utilization rate in 4Q17

Oct 30, 11:32

Flat panel maker Innolux expects its overall performance to stay steady in the fourth quarter of 2017, with its overall utilization rate to be nearly at 100% with minor adjustments at individual fabs according to market conditions, according to company sources.

Innolux chairman Jyh Chau-Wang (left) and president Robert Hsiao

AUO guardedly optimistic about 4Q17

Oct 30, 10:56

Taiwan LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has expressed guarded optimism about its sales performance in the fourth quarter of 2017, with its capacity utilization to stay at high levels despite scheduled annual equipment maintenance in the quarter, according to company sources.

AUO chairman Paul Peng (left) and president Michael Tsai
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