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Innolux to merge with CMEL

Jul 31, 15:42

Innolux will merge with its subsidiary CMEL, with the former to be the surviving company. Innolux currently holds a 97.19% stake in CMEL.

LG top TV panel supplier to China in 1H15, says firm

Jul 31, 15:22

LG Display was the largest supplier of TV panels to the China market in the first half of 2015, holding a 22% share, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Touch panel suppliers step up shipments for new iPhone

Jul 31, 11:35

Touch panel supply chains of the iPhone 6 have stepped up shipments for the next generation iPhone, with shipments of the new Apple smartphones expected to reach 36-40 million in the third quarter and 50 million in the fourth quarter, according to supply chain sources.

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TPK revenues slip due to decline in handset touch panel shipments

Jul 31, 11:08

TPK has stated its 22.7% on-year decline in revenues for the second quarter of 2015 was largely due to an 18% shipment decline for handset applications, which held a 51% share of the company's overall revenues.

Innolux reports 2Q15 performance

Jul 30, 15:46

Innolux has announced its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 amounted to NT$93.8 billion (US$2.97 billion), and gross profit was NT$15.6 billion for a gross margin of 16.6%. Operating profit totaled NT$9.4 billion with an operating margin of 10%. Net profit amounted to NT$5.4 billion...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 small- to medium-size panel shipments drop 0.4%

Jul 30, 14:47

Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels slipped 0.4% in the second quarter of 2015 to 287 million due to shrinking orders for feature handsets, according to Digitimes Research.

Quantum dot market to grow at CAGR of 30.4% during 2015-2020, says research firm

Jul 29, 15:53

The global quantum dots market was valued at US$961.4 million in 2014 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30.4% during the period 2015-2020. The global quantum dots market is increasing due to rising demand of nanotechnology in several industries. Quantum dot being one of the efficient technologies...

TPK reports 22% on-year decline for 2Q15

Jul 29, 15:47

Touch panel maker TPK has reported its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 reached NT$23.74 billion (US$754.45 million), down 18% on quarter and down 22.7% on year.

AUO expects weak panel demand in 2H15

Jul 29, 14:47

AU Optronics (AUO) expects the panel market to be weak in the second half of 2015 due to customers adjusting reserves. This will affect the company's large-size panel shipments, which are expected to drop 5% on year in the third quarter, according to company chairman Paul Peng.

Flat panel display revenues forecast to fall in 2015, says IHS

Jul 29, 14:18

Led by declining TFT LCD revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenues are forecast to fall 2% from US$131.4 billion in 2014 to US$129 billion in 2015. Dwindling TFT LCD display revenues, declining panel demand in the PC segment, along with ongoing panel-price erosion are the primary...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to see flat growth for large-size panels in 2H15

Jul 29, 11:43

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels are expected to only grow 0.7% on quarter in the third quarter of 2015 followed by 0.6% sequential growth in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research. Both of the slight increases will represent on-year declines, however,...

AUO sees revenues drop 3.1% in 2Q15

Jul 28, 14:28

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 were NT$92.30 billion (US$2.93 billion), down 3.1% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$11.85 billion, with a gross margin of 12.8%. Operating profit was NT$6.35 billion, with an operating margin of 6.9%...

AUO developing ALCD TV panels

Jul 27, 21:15

AU Optronics (AUO) is currently developing Advanced LCD (ALCD) 65-inch TV panels that combine quantum dot (QD), Ultra HD (4K) and HDR technologies, and plans to later release the technology in 55- and 85-inch sizes.

5.5-inch Full HD panel modules drop to US$17 for July, down from US$24 in 1Q15, says firm

Jul 24, 15:30

5.5-inch Full HD panel modules have dropped to US$17 in July, down from US$24 at the beginning of 2015, according to research firm Sigmaintell Consulting.

LG reports 2Q15 revenues

Jul 24, 11:22

LG Display has reported unaudited earnings results based on consolidated K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the three-month period ending June 30, 2015.

LG to invest US$900 million to construct new OLED facilities

Jul 23, 21:21

LG Display will invest KRW1.05 trillion (US$908.11 million) to construct new OLED facilities set to be finished in the second quarter of 2017, according to the company.

Notebook panel pricing on the decline despite peak season demand; TV panels also struggling, says firm

Jul 22, 15:40

Pricing for 32-inch TV panels during July has declined US$3-4. Quote prices remain relatively stable for panels sized between 40- to 43-inch but some products in these categories have seen their prices negotiated downwards by about US$1, according to WitsView.

China makers share different views on OLED TV development, says report

Jul 21, 22:11

According to chairman Zhou Houjian of China vendor Hisense, Korea panel makers' development of OLED TV panels potentially poses a threat for China makers in the long term but over the next five years the technology will not have a competitive edge in the market due to low yields and high costs, according...

Taiwan IT industries facing challenges from China supply chains, says MOEA

Jul 21, 16:00

A number of Taiwan's IT related industries, including IC design, LCD panel (touchscreen), camera module, battery and chassis, are facing severe challenges from the supply chain makers in China, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has warned.

Pricing for touch panel modules drops below US$1 per inch

Newswatch - Jul 21, 15:21

Pricing for 5-inch touch panel modules has dropped to US$4 while that for 7-inch units has dropped to below US$5, a trend that is expected to affect the performances of Taiwan makers such JTouch and Young Fast Optoelectronics, according to a new China Times report.

Panel pricing continuing to drop in July, says DisplaySearch

Jul 21, 14:40

Panel pricing has been down in July and is expected to continue dropping. according to DisplaySearch. EU market demand has been sluggish and the IT segment is entering its slow season, so brand makers and OEMs started controlling and adjusting channel inventories in June. Monitor brands' shipment plans...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments drop for third consecutive quarter

Jul 20, 21:51

Taiwan large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel shipments totaled 57.93 million in the second quarter of 2015, down 3.7% on quarter and down 14.2% on year. The decline represents the third consecutive quarter where makers saw a sequential decline, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea makers rebuilding OLED momentum as China LCD capacity rises

Jul 20, 21:35

With China expected to surpass Korea in 8G TFT LCD capacity in 2016, coupled with new 10.5G capacity expected to be unleashed in 2018, Korea panel makers are starting to show more signs of pushing OLED to keep a competitive edge in the market, which include OLED TV panel production despite past hesitations...

Sony to increase LCD panel purchases in Malaysia for local TV production, says report

Jul 20, 15:25

Sony is expected to increase its purchase of open cell LCD TV panels from Malaysia-based providers in order to increase production efficiency as well as lower overall production costs at its Kuala Lumpur production facilities, according to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review.

China push for LTPS expansion likely to affect HD panel pricing, says MIC

Jul 20, 13:43

HD panels were the market mainstream among China's newly released smartphone models and smartphone shipments in the second half of 2014. As HD panels have become a mainstay, several panel makers have started to build new LTPS production lines to produce high-end mobile phone panels for mobile device...

Digitimes Research: Greater China makers to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve 73% CAGR from 2014-2017

Jul 20, 13:42

Panel makers in Greater China expect to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve a CAGR of 73.2% from 2014-2017 and a CAGR of 46.1% for smart wristbands as they further invest into developing the two applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Sharp expected to incur US$282 in operating loss during 2Q15

Jul 17, 15:29

Sharp is expected to report an operating loss of about JPY35 billion (US$282 million) for the quarter April-June 2015, down from a profit of JPY4.6 billion a year earlier, according to a new report from Japan-based Nikkei.

Open cell TV panel pricing drops to US$84 in June, says DisplaySearch

Jul 17, 14:24

Open cell TV panels sized 32-inch dropped to US$84 a unit in June 2015 while that for 50-inch Ultra HD (4K) TV panels also showed declines, with 55-inch units dropping 8% on month, according to figures from DisplaySearch.

Digitimes Research: Shrinking tablet market prompts China touch panel supply chain to look for growth elsewhere

Jul 17, 12:01

With demand for white-box tablets gradually shrinking and China's brand tablet shipments also performing weaker than expected, China-based touch panel and touch controller IC firms that used to focus on China's tablet market have mostly started shifting parts of their capacities to manufacturing smartphone...

TV panel shipments up nearly 8% on year in June, says WitsView

Jul 17, 11:10

TV panel shipments dropped 0.5% on month but increased 7.9% on year to 22.6 million in June 2015. TV panel shipments globally reached 132.3 million in the first half of 2015, according to WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Apple to push forward with In-Cell touch technology in 2015 but highly considering G/G for 2016

Jul 17, 10:28

Industry rumors have stated Apple will go back to using G/G touch technology in iPhones due to ongoing production issues with In-Cell touch panels. If this were to occur, the earliest effect wound be in iPhones released in 2016, as the next iPhone, currently being referred to as iPhone 6S, will still...

CPT holds number 2 spot globally in tablet panel shipments during May, says firm

Jul 16, 15:40

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) came in second globally in terms of tablet panel shipments in May 2015 at three million, falling behind BOE at four million but surpassing Samsung Display and LG Display with each around two million, according to Cinno Research.

BOE new 10.5G fab to push its LCD capacity to number 3 globally

Jul 15, 21:48

Following recent investments of CNY40 billion (US$6.4 billion) to construct new 10.5G facilities, BOE is expected to become the third largest panel maker in terms of LCD capacity once the new fab enters production in 2018.

BOE to receive new OLED equipment from Korea makers in 2H15

Newswatch - Jul 15, 15:58

China panel maker BOE's subsidiary Xinihua will reportedly receive an increase in OLED equipment from Korea-based STI in the second half of 2015, according to Korea media reoprts.

LG expected to close down Shanghai-based facilities, says report

Jul 15, 15:24

LG Electronics may close down Shanghai-based production faciliites called LGESH following a decline in profits and increased labor costs at the facilities, according to a Korea media report.

Cleanroom constructor UIS 2Q15 revenues hike 185%

Stockwatch - Jul 14, 15:47

Taiwan-based cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.25 billion (US$104.7 million) for the second quarter of 2015, up 28.6% sequentially and a robust 185% on year.

Global 8K TV shipments to approach 1 million in 2019, says IHS

Jul 14, 14:22

The advent of 8K broadcasting in Japan for the 2020 Olympics is expected to spur a new round of resolution increases, even though shipments have not yet started in serious commercial volumes. According to IHS, shipments of 8K (7680 by 4320 pixels) TVs are expected to increase from 2,700 shipped worldwide...

Korea makers pushing AMOLED as China ramps up LCD production

Jul 13, 22:23

Korea panel makers are continuing to push AMOLED development as China makers are expected to surpass Korea in LCD panel capacity in 2016 due to new and expanded production on 8G lines.

JDI was top supplier of panels to Apple in 1Q15, says report

Jul 13, 21:24

In the first quarter of 2015, Japan Display (JDI) was the largest supplier of panels to Apple, providing 35.9% of overall displays used in Apple products, according to a report from Yonhap News that quoted statistics from DisplaySearch.

4 major Taiwan panel makers all report revenue declines in 1H15

Jul 13, 16:11

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported its June 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$3.59 billion (US$115.83 million), down 3.4% on month and down 23.9% on year. For the first half of 2015, revenues were down 14.4% on year.

Taiwan touchscreen controller IC suppliers shift focus to large-size applications

Jul 13, 16:02

Taiwan-based touchscreen controller IC suppliers have turned their attention to large-size appliations such as touch-enabled monitors and displays for industrial, advertising and gaming purposes, which yield higher gross margins, according to industry sources.

Samsung is developing 11K panels, says reports

Jul 13, 13:42

Samsung Display is undergoing development for 11K panels, with an aim of releasing new products in 2018, according to Korea media reports.

More China touch panel makers to fade from market in 2H15

Jul 10, 10:56

Market observers expect that several China touch panel makers will exit the market in the second half of 2015 due to several reasons, including weak demand for Windows 10, weakening demand in China's smartphone market and intensifying price wars.

Innolux sees June revenues decrease

Jul 9, 15:01

LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its June 2015 revenues reached NT$30.2 billion (US$973.37 million), a decrease of 3.3% on month and a decrease of 17.5% on year.

Flexible display revenues to comprise 15% of total display market in 2024, says IHS

Jul 9, 14:30

Flexible displays are not only leading to sprawling applications and revolutionizing the display market, but they are also an increasingly important segment of overall display market revenues. In fact, flexible displays are expected to comprise 15% of total display market revenues in 2024, according...

Shipment share of 49-inch TV panels up 98% on year in May, says firm

Jul 8, 14:47

Global shipments of 48- to 50-inch TV panels in May 2015 reached 3.31 million, up 16% on year, according to a new report from Sigmaintell Consulting.

Samsung Display to shift 48-inch TV panel production to 49-inch units

Jul 8, 14:20

In an effort to further compete against 49-inch TV panels produced from LG Display and 50-inch units from Taiwan makers, Samsung Display will shift production of 48-inch TV panels to 49-inch units.

AUO reports June shipment figures

Jul 7, 21:54

AU Optronics (AUO) shipped 8.05 million large-size panels in June, down 7.1% on month, and 16.88 million small- to medium-size panels, up 4.8% on month.

LG Display launches lighter and slimmer LCD panels with advanced In-Cell touch technology for notebooks

Jul 7, 16:08

LG Display has announced it will start mass production of advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) panels for notebooks, which will make the devices drastically slimmer and lighter, in the second half of 2015.

AU Optronics reports revenues for June 2015

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 16:06

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.56 billion (US$986 million) for June 2015, representing a 2.06% drop on month and 10.37% drop on year.

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