Micron to acquire Cando plant
Jul 21, 22:11
Micron Technology plans to buy touch panel maker Cando's plant in central Taiwan, which will be operated by Powertech Technology (PTI) to provide the US memory vendor packaging and testing services, according to industry sources.
Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 5
Jul 21, 12:06
Corning has unveiled its latest Gorilla Glass 5 to provide mobile devices with a new cover glass designed to give better protection against breakage from everyday drops.
Tight LCD panel supply for smartphones in July, says Sigmaintell
Jul 20, 12:43
Due to peak demand in the third quarter and already decreased production capacity, there has been short global supply of smartphone-use a-Si TFT-LCD panels and consequently July quotes for a 5-inch HD panel based on Cell shipment rise 10% on month to US$3.3, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting...
Samsung Electronics boosting use of AMOLED panels
Jul 19, 16:03
Samsung Electronics has taken the initiative to adopt AMOLED panels for its high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note as well as its mid-range models, with around 70% of its smartphones to feature AMOLED panels, according to industry sources.
HannStar Display June shipments down on month
Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:27
HannStar Display shipped 22.26 million small- to medium-size panels and 90,000 large-size panels in June, slipping 7.5% and 58.3% on month, according to the company.
AUO revenues down on year in June
Jul 7, 14:43
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced consolidated revenues for June 2016 reached NT$27.48 billion (US$848.25 million), up 2.6% on month but down 10.1% on year. Consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2016 came to NT$80.09 billion, up 12.6% from the previous quarter but down 13.2% on-year.
TPK reports decreased revenues for June
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 10:58
TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.655 billion (US$175.24 million) for June 2016, representing a 1.78% drop on month and 19.38% drop on year.
JDI to sell factory in southern China to Jiangxi Holitech Technology
Jun 27, 21:41
Japan-based panel maker Japan Display Inc. (JDI) will sell a small- to medium-size LCD module factory in southern China owned by Morningstar Optronics Zhuhai (MOZ) to China-based touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology at JPY1.65 billion (US$16.15 million), according to Japan-based Nikkan Industrial...
Innolux constructing 8.6G LCD fab
Jun 27, 15:06
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux is constructing the world's first 8.6G fab in southern Taiwan, with installation of equipment beginning in June and production to begin as early as the end of 2016, according to the company's associate vice president and TV product general manager Hung Mao-sheng.
China makers count on government subsidies for profits, says report
Jun 24, 14:26
The amount of government subsidies received by major players in China's flat panel, semiconductor and LED industries reached 20-50% of their recurring net income in the latest three years thanks to the China government's subsidy policy, according to a Korea-based ET News report.
Foxconn pushes new strategy to help Sharp transform
Jun 23, 14:24
At the company's investor conference on June 22, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo said that several of Foxconn's vice presidents will join Sharp's board of directors to help Sharp transform over three stages of planning.
CPT at full capacity with order visibility through 3Q16, says president
Jun 23, 11:40
Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has fully utilized production capacity at a 4.5G fab and a 6G one since mid-February 2016 and has landed orders with shipments scheduled through the third quarter of 2016, according to company president Lin Sheng-chang.
Applied Materials sees strong demand for OLED equipment, says executive
Jun 22, 12:39
Applied Materials has seen orders for OLED equipment increasing, especially from South Korea-based panel makers, and its second-quarter 2016 order value for the display equipment segment is estimated at US$700 million, 5.8 times the US$120 million recorded for second-quarter 2015, according to Applied...
Hoya to shift LCD photomask production to Taiwan, Korea
Jun 21, 17:43
Japan-based Hoya, which has halted production of photomasks and other products at its Kumamoto plant since April 15 due to damage by earthquakes and an earthquake-induced fire in the cleanroom, has decided to shut down the plant and turn the facility into a technology development center.
Samsung Display to expand OLED capacity by 50%, says paper
Jun 21, 15:45
Samsung Display, viewing that Apple is likely to adopt OLED panels for new iPhone to be launched in 2017 and other smartphone vendors will follow suit, will invest KRW8.0 trillion (US$6.82 billion) in 2016 to expand its OLED panel production capacity by 50%, according to Japan-based Nikkei Asian...
AUO cautious about investment in OLED, says chairman
Jun 17, 10:57
AU Optronics (AUO) will take a cautious attitude about how its investment in OLED can be recouped rather than trying to compete with fellow makers, according to company chairman and CEO Paul Peng.
HannStar Display steps into small- to medium-size touch panels
Jun 15, 11:01
TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has extended production to small- to medium-size touch panels for use in smartphones, tablets, automotive displays and industrial control displays as well as on-cell touch solutions, according to the company.
China panel makers actively setting up AMOLED capacities
Jun 14, 11:06
China-based panel makers, viewing that China-based smartphone vendors Oppo, Vivo, GiONEE and Meizu adopted AMOLED panels produced by Samsung Display in 2015 and Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi Technology followed suit in 2016, have set up or will set up AMOLED production capacities, according to industry...
E Ink lands 5-year e-paper orders from Media Markt, says report
Newswatch - Jun 13, 12:03
EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has obtained orders for 5-year supply of ESL (electronic shelf labels) from Germany-based Media Markt, the largest consumer electronics retail chain in Europe, Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN) cited EIH as...
CPT, HannStar Display May revenues up sequentially
Jun 13, 11:30
TFT-LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.281 billion (US$101 million) and NT$1.426 billion respectively for May, with the former growing 2.37% sequentially but falling 11.74% on year ,and the latter rising 18.25% sequentially...
TPK revenues drop in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:29
TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.757 billion (US$178.82 million) for May 2016, representing a 1.5% increase on month but a 35.35% drop on year.
AUO May revenues up on month, down on year
Jun 8, 14:51
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.795 billion (US$822 million) for May, increasing 3.80% on month but decreasing 14.12% on year, and NT$123.744 billion for January-May, falling 21.21% on year.
Innolux May revenues down on year
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 14:43
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.505 billion (US$690 million) for May, growing 7.50% on month but dropping 27.87% on year, and those of NT$99.857 billion for January-May slipped 39.02% on year.
CPT making efforts to avoid being delisted
Jun 6, 22:47
Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) stands at a net asset value per share of only NT$0.12 currently and net asset value will turn negative if the company suffers continued net losses in the second quarter of 2016, then CPT should be delisted pursuant to regulations...
Star World Technology focuses on LTPS LCM
Jun 6, 14:48
Small- to medium-size LCD module (LCM) maker Star World Technology focuses on LTPS applications for high-end smartphones and will extend to tablets, 2-in-1 notebooks and VR (virtual reality) devices, according to company chairman Hsu Ting-chen.
China smartphone players in talks with Taiwan panel makers for supply
Jun 3, 11:37
China-based smartphone vendors and supply chain makers, in view of tight panel supply, have sent executives to Taiwan to talk with Innolux, AU Optronics (AUO) and Chunghwa Picture Tubes in an attempt to secure sufficient supply, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Tablet supply chain turning to other markets
May 30, 15:57
With demand for tablets gradually weakening, upstream panel suppliers such as China-based DPT that used to rely on tablets for growth, have started turning to look for opportunities elsewhere and some have entered the car-use electronics market.
TPK Holding poised to produce nano silver-based flexible touch panels
May 30, 10:20
Touch panels used in hand-held devices are transitioning from rigid to flexible models based on metal thin film or nano silver technology. Touch panel maker TPK Holding has prepared to adopt nano silver technology, according to company president and CEO Michael Chung.