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China makers to invest in flexible OLED display facilities in 1H16

Oct 14, 11:27

China makers BOE, Shanghai Hehui Optoelectronic and Truly Optoelectronics are expected to construct new flexible OLED facilities in the first half of 2016, according to Korea-based ET News.

Equipment maker Mirle revenues hit 33-month high in September

Newswatch - Oct 13, 23:04

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation saw its revenues grow 7.3% on month and 34% on year to a 33-month high of NT$745 million (US$22.95 million) in September.

AUO expects weak panel demand in 4Q15

Oct 13, 15:14

Due to weakening panel demand, AU Optronics (AUO) expects to see weak performance in the fourth quarter of 2015 and is also likely to report losses during the quarter.

LCD TV panel suppliers hit by sharp drop in demand from China TV vendors, says IHS

Oct 13, 15:12

TV panel oversupply and falling prices are leading China TV makers Hisense, TCL, Skyworth, Haier, Changhong and Konka to be more conservative in their panel purchasing plans, according to a new report from IHS.

Touch panel makers conservative about 4Q15 handset orders

Oct 12, 15:08

Touch panel makers have said they have conservative outlooks for the fourth quarter of 2014 despite original estimates the period would bring in an influx of new orders.

Tianma to be main supplier of panels for new Asustek notebooks

Oct 12, 14:28

China-based Tianma Optoelectronics is expected to become the main panel supplier for newly released notebooks from Asustek Computer.


Innolux reports 21% decline in 3Q15 revenues

Oct 12, 14:24

Innolux has announced that during September 2015 it shipped 11 million units of large-size products, an increase of 15.7% on month while shipments for small- to medium-size products were 22.1 million units, an increase of 4.7% on month.

Innolux reports revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 16:28

Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.295 billion (US$960.23 million) for September 2015, representing a 12.55% increase on month and 18.67% drop on year.

AUO reports September 2015 consolidated revenues

Oct 8, 14:16

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced consolidated revenues reached NT$31.41 billion (US$965.86 million) for September 2015, up 3% from the previous month, but down 11.8% compared to the same period in 2014. In the third quarter of 2015, AUO's consolidated revenues totaled NT$89.30 billion, down 3.3% on...

Taiwan panel makers show revenue declines for 3Q15

Oct 8, 13:55

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have both reported revenue declines for September and the third quarter of 2015.

AUO announces management adjustments

Oct 8, 10:05

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced top level personnel changes. AUO chairman Paul Peng will resign from his concurrent position as company president and assume the position of CEO. Michael Tsai will advance to president and COO.

Korea makers developing more AMOLED products as China ramps up LCD production

Oct 7, 15:14

As China makers continue to ramp up capacity for LCD applications, Korea panel makers will increase AMOLED production as well as their product lines to maintain a competitive edge in the market, according to market observers.

TPK reports increases in September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:32

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.882 billion (US$394.7 million) for September 2015, representing a 9.0% increase on month and 12.61% increase on year.

Giantplus reports 3Q15 performance

Oct 6, 21:32

Giantplus Technologies has reported its revenues for September 2015 declined 8.36% to NT$882 million (US$27 million) while those for the third quarter of the year dropped 2.61% to NT$2.83 billion.

GIS reports strong performance for September due to Apple orders

Oct 6, 15:36

General Interface Solution (GIS) has announced that its consolidated revenues for September 2015 were NT$11.890 billion (US$372 million), up 36.44% from August 2015 and an increase of 36.92% from September 2014.

Digitimes Research: Global large-size TFT capacity to reach record high in 2016

Oct 6, 15:23

Global capacity for TFT applications sized 9-inch and above will increase 7.1% on year in 2016, the highest on-year increase since 2011, according to Digitimes Research.

CSOT evaluating construction of 11G facilities

Oct 5, 16:12

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) is evaluating plans to build 11G panel production facilities and is expected to make its decision following discussions with equipment vendors regarding whether they can supply compatible components.

Digitimes Research: China makers to see small- to medium-size panel shipments grow 15.5% in 2H15

Oct 5, 14:11

China panel makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels in the second half of 2015 are expected to grow 15.5% over the first half of the year, which will also represent a 6.7% on-year increase, according to Digitimes Research.

AUO reportedly receives rush order for 65-inch TV panels from TCL

Newswatch - Oct 2, 15:53

AU Optronics (AUO) has obtained new orders from China TV vendor TCL for 65-inch TV panels, which is expected to contribute to the panel maker's revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 and also help the company maintain healthy utilizations, according to a media report.

JDI to remain top Apple display supplier for iPhone in 2016

Oct 2, 14:36

Apple will look to Japan Display (JDI) as its main panel maker in 2016, according to media reports in Japan citing industry sources.

Samsung AMOLED business to benefit from China smartphone demand in 2016

Oct 1, 16:31

Many China-based smartphone vendors are planning to use AMOLED in their high-end smartphones in 2016 and are looking to Samsung Display for panel supply as the maker continues to increase yields for the technology.

Foxconn, Innolux considering joint investment in India-based display facilities

Oct 1, 15:38

Foxconn Electronics and panel maker Innolux are currently evaluating whether to jointly invest and construct new 8.6G production facilities in India, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Will EPD demand increase due to LCD impact on vision?

Oct 1, 10:13

Display makers believe device vendors are increasingly concerned about the effects LCD screens have on peoples' eyes and therefore believe that EPD solutions will see increased demand in the market.

LCD TV shipment declines to influence panel maker shipments

Sep 30, 15:42

As LCD TV shipments are expected to be lower than originally estimated for 2015, panel makers are also lowering shipments, which include adjustments for the second half of 2015.

LCD makers expect record-low profit margins in 4Q15

Sep 30, 14:42

LCD panel makers are expected to record record-low gross profit margins in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to weakening demand for various applications.

China makers to bump up 43-inch TV panel production

Sep 25, 14:52

LG Display and AU Optronics (AUO) have dominated the 43-inch TV panel segment but may face challenges as BOE and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) as well as Samsung Display push forward developments to ship the size.

Panel industry likely to face oversupply for large-size applications in 2016

Sep 24, 15:48

Heading into 2016 the top five panel makers in the market are expected to witness oversupply for large-size applications due to production capacity expansion when in fact large-size panel shipments are estimated to slow down.

AUO operations normal despite accident

Sep 24, 10:26

AU Optronics (AUO) has said its operations remain normal despite a minor accident at one of its production plants in Taiwan where three workers were injured while doing maintenance work Wednesday.

China handset supply chain makers winning more orders from Xiaomi

Sep 24, 10:06

Makers in China's handset supply chain have geared up efforts to win component orders from Xiaomi Technology, affecting rival suppliers in Taiwan and Japan, according to industry sources.

J Touch expects rising demand for metal mesh

Newswatch - Sep 23, 15:57

Touch panel maker J Touch is unfolding new metal mesh panels in the third quarter of 2015 and expects shipments of the technology to comprise a single-digit revenue proportion in 2015 but increase to double-digit figures in 2016, according to a report from China Times.

Panel makers turn to high-value products as notebook panel shipments fall short of expectations, says WitsView

Sep 23, 15:36

Notebook display panels grew 21% over the prior month to 14.43 million units in August, according to WitsView. Though the August result was impressive, inventory pressure continues to build and demand has been weak compared with the prior year. Based on WitsView's estimation, just 41.74 million units...

Foxconn looking to purchase Sharp LCD business, say reports

Sep 22, 16:23

Foxconn Electronics is looking to buy Sharp's LCD business and is also looking to seek funding from Apple to make the move, according to media report in Japan.

Innolux, AUO deny rumors related to employee layoffs

Sep 22, 15:08

Rumors are spreading throughout Asia newspapers that AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux will lay off employees due to a weakening panel market. However, both companies have responded to the reports stating they are not true.

TPK expects low profit margin in 3Q15 due to declining touch module pricing

Sep 22, 14:36

Touch panel maker TPK expects to see an operating profit margin at around 2-3% in the third quarter of 2015 due to sharp price declines for touch modules used in non-Apple products.

New color technology displays to comprise one-quarter of total display shipment area in 2020, says IHS

Sep 22, 14:30

Wide color gamut flat panel displays are expected to grow from 3% in 2015 to 25% of the display market in terms of area by 2020, according to IHS. Color gamut refers to the ability of a digital display to reproduce colors as they are seen by the naked eye.

E Ink pairs with Rimowa and Lufthansa to develop smart luggage

Sep 21, 20:38

Rimowa and Lufthansa have jointly launched the Rimowa Electronic Tag, a mobility solution for luggage that features an embedded digital bag tag and incorporates E Ink Mobius technology.

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Panel makers to have challenges staying profitable in 4Q15, says WitsView

Sep 21, 14:35

Prices of TV panels continue to drop and are approaching to the products' cash costs, according to WitsView. The pressure relating to business operation is going to multiply for panel makers as they go into the fourth quarter.

Samsung to mass produce transparent displays for home electronics products

Sep 18, 15:27

Samsung Display is considering to mass produce transparent displays for primary use in home electronics products such as refrigerators, according to various Korea media reports that cited sources familiar with the subject.

Innolux 23.6-inch LCD TV panel shipments to Mexico to fade in 2016

Sep 18, 10:49

In 2016 the Mexico government's subsidies for 23.6-inch TVs will come to an end, which will affect Innolux's LCD panel shipments to the area. However, the company is eyeing prospects in other emerging markets that should be able to counterbalance the losses.

Smartphone vendors eyeing TOL technology from TPK

Sep 17, 14:46

TPK is stirring up new developments with its second-generation touch on lens (TOL) technology, with major handset vendors including Apple reportedly expressing an interest for smartphones to be released in 2016, according to sources at the company.

Japan Display set to release new in-cell touch panels, says report

Sep 16, 14:55

Japan Display (JDI) will begin producing second-generation in-cell touch displays for use in smartphone applications by the end of 2015, according to a report from Japan-based Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.

Samsung to release foldable smartphones in 2016, says report

Sep 16, 14:28

Samsung Electronics is expected to announce two new foldable smartphones in January 2016 featuring AMOLED panel technology, 3GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and a non-removable battery, according to a report from Korea-based ET News citing sources familiar with the project.

Samsung mobile device orders expected to be weak in 4Q15

Sep 14, 21:41

Due to wavering market share and unreliable shipments of high-end smartphones and tablets, Samsung Electronics is lowering its related component orders for the first quarter of 2015, which is expected to put a strain on various makers' performances.

Profit margins for large-area TFT LCDs forecast to plunge, IHS says

Sep 14, 20:55

Large-area thin film TFT LCD profit margins reached 10% in the first quarter of 2015, their highest level since the first half of 2010. However high factory utilization rates at leading panel makers, and swelling inventories at set makers, are now pressuring prices and margins downward. According to...

AUO completes US$1.15 billion syndicated loan

Sep 14, 15:46

AU Optronics (AUO) has completed a syndicated loan worth NT$37.5 billion (US$1.15 billion) as of September 11, 2015, surpassing its original goal of NT$30 billion.

In-cell touch share for smartphones to rise rapidly, says WitsView

Sep 14, 15:25

The share of in-cell and on-cell touch display solutions within the smartphone industry is rising fast, according to WitsView. With Japan panel makers as the leading adopter, the combined share of in-cell and on-cell solutions in the smartphone market is expected to hit 40.6% in 2015 and will likely...

LG Display increasing developments in China

Sep 14, 14:23

LG Display is bumping up efforts to increase cooperation with vendors in Greater China, including capacity expansion in China and developing more higher-end products.

JDI overtakes LG in display orders for iPhone 6s, says report

Sep 14, 13:59

Japan Display (JDI) currently holds a 50% share for iPhone 6s panel shipments, surpassing LG Display's 48% share and Sharp at 2%, according to a report from Korea-based ET News.

Samsung to unveil new 4K TV panel technology in 2016, says report

Sep 9, 15:27

Samsung Display has reportedly succeeded in developing a new type of RGBW Ultra HD (4K) TV panel technology it refers to as Green 2 that will go into mass production in 2016, according to a report from Korea-based Digital Daily.

Innolux August revenues drop 27% on year

Sep 9, 15:22

Innolux has announced its August 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$27.8 billion (US$854.36 million), a decrease of 6.2% on month and a decrease of 27.2% on year.

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