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GIS setting up OLED touch display module capacity

May 23, 12:33

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has undertaken R&D of OLED touch display modules (back-end OLED manufacturing) for nearly one year and is setting up a production line, with trial production to kick off at the end of 2017 and volume production in 2018, according to company chairman...

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Innolux nets EPS NT$1.61 for January-April period

May 19, 15:36

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux has reported net profit of NT$4.162 billion (US$137.57 million) or NT$0.42 per share on consolidated revenues of NT$28.282 billion for April. For the first four months of 2017, net profits totaled NT$16.020 billion, which translated into an EPS of NT$1.61 for the four-month...

TPK hikes 3D Touch price for iPhone with OLED, says paper

Newswatch - May 19, 11:43

Touch panel maker TPK Holdings has quoted US$18-22 for 3D Touch solution for use in a new iPhone equipped with OLED panel to be launched later in 2017 and Apple has accepted the quote, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Corning Lotus NXT Glass chosen for Samsung Display flexible LTPS-OLED line

May 19, 10:26

Corning has announced Samsung Display’s selection of Corning Lotus NXT Glass as the carrier glass for its line of polyimide (PI) low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, which today power the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 58.15 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2Q17

May 17, 21:42

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers will together ship 58.15 million large-size (9-inch and above) panels during the second quarter of 2017, increasing 3.4% on quarter but decreasing 0.4% on year and taking up 34.9% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.

TPK looks to demand for out-cell touch solutions

May 17, 11:05

Touch panel maker TPK Holding expects to remain profitable from the second to fourth quarter of 2017 thanks to demand for out-cell (add-on) touch solutions arising from growing adoption of OLED panels for smartphones, said company chairman Michael Chiang at the company's 2017 shareholder meeting on...

TPK Holding chairman Michael Chiang

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship over 304 million small- to medium-size panels in 2Q17

May 16, 22:24

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers will together ship 304.278 million small- to medium-size panels during the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 2.8% on quarter and 13.0% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung Display setting up new OLED panel line

May 12, 15:18

Samsung Display, due to booming orders for smartphone-use OLED panels, is constructing a factory to produce flexible OLED panels in South Korea, with production to kick off possibly in the second half of 2018, according to Maeil Business News Korea.

CPT nets NT$0.26 per share for 1Q17

May 12, 11:01

TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$9.066 billion (US$298 million), gross margin of 31.99%, net operating profit of NT$1.255 billion, net profit of NT$1.697 billion and net EPS of NT$0.26.

Innolux nets NT$1.19 per share for 1Q17

May 11, 10:16

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, recording consolidated revenues of NT$86.026 billion (US$2.83 billion), slipping 3.75% on quarter; gross margin of 23.65%, up 1.50pp; net operating profit of NT$14.632 billion, up 4.54%; net profit of NT$11.858 billion,...

Innolux revenues up over 35% on year in April

May 10, 15:30

LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its April 2017 consolidated revenues came to NT$28.4 billion (US$938.69 million), decreasing 9.5% sequentially but rising 35.6% on year.

China calls for Foxconn to make more investments in the country

May 10, 15:17

China's Premier Li Keqiang has called for Foxconn Electronics to place its high-end research and development projects and even its whole industrial chain in China.

CPT, HannStar Display see decreases in April small- to medium-size panel shipments

May 10, 11:22

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shipped 27.12 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in April, decreasing 8.3% sequentially and 4.6% on year, while fellow maker HannStar Display shipped 30.08 million units, slipping 34% sequentially, according to the companies.

Digitimes Research: SEL outstanding amid Japan-based exhibitors at Finetech Japan 2017

May 8, 22:57

Among Japan-based exhibitors at Finetech Japan 2017 taking place in Tokyo during April 5-7, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) cut a brilliant figure by showcasing several 8K OLED panels based on oxide semiconductor back planes, according to Digitimes Research.

Foxconn may set up 6G panel line in US, say Taiwan makers

May 8, 16:10

Foxconn Electronics is talking with the US federal government and state governments about investing in the US and is likely to set up a 6G TFT-LCD panel factory there to produce small- to medium-size displays for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, including automotive, medical care and mobile terminal...

AUO ships 21.41 million panels in April

May 8, 16:00

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 21.41 million panels in April, consisting of 8.66 million large-size (10-inch and above) units for TV, monitor, notebook and other applications, and 12.75 million small- to medium-size units, a decrease of 12.0% for the former and an increase...

GIS NT$3.04 per share for 1Q17

May 8, 11:37

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting net EPS of NT$3.04 (US$0.10).

AUO smartwatch AMOLED panels adopted by fashion brands

May 5, 15:54

At the Baselworld 2017 watch and jewelry show in Switzerland during March 23-30, 11 fashion brands showcased smartwatches, and nine of them adopted 1.2- and 1.4-inch circle-shaped AMOLED panels produced by AU Optronics (AUO), according to the Taiwan-based panel maker.

IC distributor Supreme to post robust 2Q17 sales

May 5, 15:32

A rally in DRAM prices, as well as rising demand from China-based Oppo and Vivo, will buoy revenues at Supreme Electronics in the second quarter of 2017, according to market watchers.

HannStar Display nets NT$0.57 per share for 1Q17

May 5, 12:13

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, recording consolidated revenues of NT$6.224 billion (US$205 million), decreasing 33.18% on quarter, gross margin of 42.48%, down 4.10 percentage points, net operating profit of NT$1.955 billion, down 44.49%,...

TPK revenues rise more than 14% on year in April

Stockwatch - May 4, 16:00

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.494 billion (US$215.52 million) for April 2017, representing a 11.61% drop on month and 14.48% increase on year.

E Ink e-paper technology used in digital music score device

May 3, 11:33

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has announced that its Carta e-paper technology has been applied to GVIDO, a dual-screen e-paper digital music score device developed by Japan-based Terrada Music Score, with the device to be launched in the North America, Europe and Japan markets in second-half 2017.

GVIDO dual-screen e-paper digital music score device 
and a stylus pen

Global panel shipments to rises in 2Q17, says IHS Markit

May 2, 12:38

Global LCD and OLED panel shipments are expected to increase by 7% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017 to 646.7 million units, a rebound from a 9% quarter-to-quarter decrease in the first quarter, according to IHS Markit.

TPK posts 1Q17 net EPS of NT$1.78

May 2, 12:11

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has released its first-quarter 2017 financial report, recording net EPS of NT$1.78 (US$0.06). TPK posted handsome non-operating profit in the first quarter, mainly consisting of gains of NT$440 million from disposing of a factory site in northern Taiwan and NT$370 million...

Digitimes Research: China panel makers showcase TDDI LTPS TFT-LCD, flexible AMOLED panels at CITE

Apr 28, 14:47

China-based panel makers exhibited small- to medium-size TDDI (touch and display driver integration) LTPS TFT-LCD panels and flexible AMOLED panels at China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2017 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 9-11, according to Digitimes Research.

AUO expects 2Q17 large-size panel shipments to shrink 1-5% on quarter

Apr 28, 11:42

AU Optronics (AUO) expects shipments of large-size panels in the second quarter of 2017 to decrease 1-5%, small- to medium-size units to remain unchanged, and the corresponding ASP to rise 1-3% on quarter, company chairman and CEO Paul Peng said at an April 27 investors conference.

AUO reports strong profits for 1Q17

Apr 27, 15:22

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2017, with consolidated revenues reaching NT$88.56 billion (US$2.94 billion), down by 3.6% from the previous quarter. Net profit for the quarter came to NT$9.44 billion.

LG Display 1Q17 net operating profit hits record

Apr 27, 12:11

LG Display has released its first-quarter 2017 financial report, reporting net operating profit of KRW1,027 billion (US$912 million), the firm's highest-ever quarterly level.

China market: China makers slash smartphone panel prices

Apr 26, 16:16

China-based panel suppliers including China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BOE Technology, Everdisplay Optronics and Tianma, have resorted to price competition in order to win orders from smartphone vendors such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Gionee, Xiaomi, Meizu, ZTE, Asustek Computer and HTC, according...

Realtek sees profits down in 1Q17

Apr 26, 14:35

Tight supply of memory devices, LCD panels and other key components is discouraging downstream OEMs and brand companies from placing chip orders, according to Alex Chiu, president of Realtek Semiconductor.

60.16 million LCD TV panel shipped globally in 1Q17, says WitsView

Apr 25, 22:29

There were 60.16 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in the first quarter of 2017, decreasing 10.7% on quarter but increasing 0.4% on year, according to WitsView.

Commentary: Will Terry Gou consider acquiring Vizio?

Apr 25, 14:36

China-based LeEco claims it has been forced to abandon its planned US$2 billion acquisition of Vizio, the second largest US-based TV vendor, because of regulatory issues. Vizion will probably look for a new buyer, but who would that be? Foxconn, perhaps?

Tianma Micro-electronics starts production at 6G AMOLED factory

Apr 25, 12:00

China-based Tianma Micro-electronics has begun production of rigid and flexible AMOLED panels based on LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) backplanes at a new 6G AMOLED line in Wuhan, central China, according to industry sources.

A flexible AMOLED panel

HP Labs develops IonTouch with E Ink

Apr 24, 14:13

HP Labs has developed IonTouch, a writable printing technology, through cooperation with EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) which provides e-paper for used as embedded display media, according to industry source.

Samsung Display may set up 7G flexible OLED factory, says firm

Apr 24, 11:25

Samsung Display is likely to set up a 7G flexible OLED factory in South Korea, according to South Korea-based UBI Research.

61.1 million TV panels to be supplied globally in 2Q17, says Sigmaintell

Apr 21, 15:03

There will be 61.1 million TV panels supplied globally in the second quarter of 2017, increasing 2.8% on quarter but decreasing 4.4% on year, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

TV panel prices may drop in 2H17, says IHS Markit

Apr 21, 12:02

LCD TV panel prices have been on the rise for 15 months but prices for panels other than 65-inch models appear to remain unchanged currently and are likely to drop slowly and slightly in the second half of 2017, according to IHS Markit.

Innolux makes efforts to reuse water

Apr 20, 11:08

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux in 2016 adopted i-FM (intelligent facility management) 4.0 Big Data system to manage utilization of water resources at its factories in Taiwan to maximize use of recycled water, according to the company.

I-FM 4.0 Big Data system adopted by Innolux

Innolux, Sharp cooperating on OLED panels

Apr 19, 15:07

Innolux is cooperating with Sharp for R&D of OLED technology and supporting Sharp's construction of a 4.5 OLED factory in Japan, according to Innolux honorary chairmen Tuan Hsing-chien.

Innolux honorary chairman Tuan Hsing-chien

59.6 million TV panels shipped globally in 1Q17, says Sigmaintell

Apr 14, 15:05

There were 59.6 million TV panels shipped globally in the first quarter of 2017, decreasing 0.8% on year, but the corresponding total panel area of 31.8 million square meters increased 11.7% on year because the average size per panel increased 0.8-inch from the preceding quarter to 44.2-inch, according...

RiTdisplay to further expand PMOLED capacity

Apr 12, 21:44

PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has expanded monthly production capacity from 15,000 glass substrates originally to 18,000 units, and will further expand monthly capacity by 40% to 25,200 glass substrates at the end of 2017, company president and CEO DC Wang said at an April 12 investors conference.

CPT, HannStar Display see sequential growths in March panel shipments

Apr 11, 10:55

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it shipped 122,000 large-size TFT-LCD panels and 29.56 million small- to medium-size units in March, with the former increasing 8.6% on month and 65.4% on year and the latter growing 1.9% on month but slipping 3.3% on year. HannStar Display has revealed it...

E Ink, Sony Semiconductor Solutions to set up joint venture

Apr 11, 10:52

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS) have announced the establishment of a joint venture for combining the former's e-paper R&D and manufacturing capability with the latter's product development and marketing expertise to develop...

OLED penetration of smartphones to surpass that of LCD in 2018, says LG Display executive

Apr 10, 23:50

OLED panels and TFT-LCD panels took up 27% and 73% respectively of display panels used in smartphones in 2014, but the proportion for OLED panels will exceed 40% in 2017 due to Apple's adoption for new iPhone and further rise to 58% in comparison with 42% for TFT-LCD panels in 2018, according to LG...

WiseChip Semiconductor showcases flexible PMOLED panels at Finetech Japan 2017

Apr 10, 11:49

PMOLED (passive matrix OLED) panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor showcased 1.36- and 1.8-inch flexible PMOLED panels with radii of less than 40mm and thickness of 0.3mm at Finetech Japan 2017 taking place in Tokyo during April 5-7, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display, LG Display keep expanding small- to medium-size AMOLED panel capacities

Apr 7, 15:24

Samsung Display and LG Display, in view of large potential growth in demand, will continue their expansion of small- to medium-size AMOLED panel production, with combined annual capacity expected to reach 16.069 million square meters in 2020, 3.17 times the 5.067 square meters in 2016, according to...

Innolux reports 67.6% on-year increase in March revenues

Apr 7, 15:22

Innolux has announced its March 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$31.4 billion (US$1.03 billion), rising 14.4% on month and 67.6% on year. In March, the LCD panel maker shipped 10.23 million large-size products, up 20.5% on month. Shipments for small- to medium-size products totaled 25.47 million...

AUO records 24.5% on-year rise in 1Q17 revenues

Apr 7, 14:10

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for March 29017 came to NT$31.05 billion (US$1.01 billion), up 6.6% sequentially and 18.2% on year. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2017 totaled NT$88.56 billion, down by 3.6% on quarter but up by 24.5% on year, according to...

Apple signs 2-year OLED panel supply contract with Samsung Display, say reports

Apr 6, 14:40

Apple reportedly has signed a two-year contract with Samsung Display for the supply of KRW10 trillion (US$9 billion) worth of small-size curved OLED panels, according to Korea-based ET News, Chosun Biz and other media.

Not all China smartphone vendors to use AMOLED panels, say sources

Apr 6, 12:01

Not all of China-based brand smartphone vendors are to adopt AMOLED panels for their new models to be launched in 2017 due to concerns of insufficient supply of the panels and rising prices of memory products, according to industry sources.

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