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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.

Digitimes Research: 4.4 million LCD panels for digital signage to be shipped in 2017

Apr 5, 16:13

LCD panel shipments for digital signage will reach 4.4 million units globally in 2017, increasing 8.6% on year, and the shipments will keep growing to 5.8 million units in 2020, according to Digitimes Research.

CSOT to set up 6G flexible AMOLED line, says report

Apr 5, 11:33

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) will invest CNY35 billion (US$5.08 billion) to set up a 6G line for producing flexible AMOLED panels using LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) TFT-LCD backplanes in Wuhan City, central China, according to a media report.

AUO expanding capacity for 65-inch TV panels

Mar 31, 10:02

AU Optronics (AUO) expects large growth in global demand for 65-inch LCD TV panels in 2017 and is expanding monthly production capacity at an 8.5G factory from 220,000-230,000 glass substrates currently to 240,000-255,000 units at a budgeted capital expenditure of NT$10-15 billion (US$330-495 million),...

Micro-Star International nets NT$5.79 per share for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 21:00

Micro-Star International (MSI) released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016 at a March 30 investors conference, posting net EPS of NT$5.79 (US$0.18) for 2016.

E Ink swings to operating profits in 2016

Mar 30, 10:34

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) turned its business operations from net operating loss of NT449 million (US$14.2 million) in 2015 to net operating profit of NT$61 million) in 2016, the firm said at a March 29 investors conference.

Revenues from flexible AMOLED displays on pace to exceed rigid AMOLED panels in 3Q17, says IHS

Mar 29, 22:56

As demand for the flexible AMOLED displays continues to sharply increase, revenues are expected to reach US$3.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017, exceeding those of rigid AMOLED panels at US$3.0 billion, according to IHS Markit.

Commentary: TPK, O-film tie-up to bring uncertainty to touch panel industry

Mar 29, 15:18

The announcement of the formation of a strategic alliance between Taiwan-based TPK Holding and its longtime China-based rival Shenzhen O-film Tech comes as a surprise to the touch panel industry. While the stock prices of the two companies have enjoyed a rally since the announcement, the effectiveness...

Flexible display market to surpass US$200 billion within five years, says Futuresource

Mar 24, 16:15

The value of products involving flexible displays will surge to over US$200 billion within five years and approach US$300 billion within a decade, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting.

Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit

Mar 24, 16:04

Foxconn Electronics, after becoming the largest shareholder of Sharp, aims to increase global sales of Sharp-produced Aquos-branded LCD TVs to 10-12 million units in 2017 and will therefore hike Sharp's LVCD TV panel production capacity in Japan, according to IHS Markit.

AUO completes largest rooftop PV system in Taiwan

Mar 24, 15:19

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has completed a PV system established on roofs of two large buildings at its factory in northern Taiwan and the PV system, occupying roof area of 85,000 square meters and having installation capacity of 9.87MWp, is the largest single rooftop PV system in Taiwan,...

A PV system on the roofs of AUO buildings

Global LCD TV panel shipments in February down on month, up on year, says WitsView

Mar 24, 14:15

There were 18.71 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in February 2017, decreasing 5.8% on month but increasing 4.6% on year, according to WitsView.

Taiwan science parks post 2016 total revenues of NT$ 2.376 trillion, says MOST

Mar 23, 15:57

Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.376 trillion (US$74.97 billion) in 2016, growing 2.94% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

TPK and O-film Tech form partnership via cross holding

Mar 22, 11:33

Touch panel maker TPK Holding on March 21 announced the strategic partnership with China-based fellow maker Shenzhen O-film Tech through mutual stake investment and establishment of a joint venture with TPK and O-film Tech holding 49% and 51% stakes respectively.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display, LG Display decreasing reliance on imported organic materials for making flexible OLED

Mar 21, 12:08

Samsung Display and LG Display, for front-end manufacturing process of flexible OLED panels, still have to rely on imported organic materials used in vapor deposition, but the reliance is decreasing through Samsung Group's and LG Group's mergers with and stake investment in foreign enterprises to obtain...

Huawei to face AMOLED panel shortage for smartphones in 2017

Mar 16, 00:21

China-based vendor Huawei reportedly will have only 8% of its total production of smartphones featuring AMOLED panels in 2017 due to an insufficient supply of the panels.

Ineltek exhibiting ParceLive equipped with EIH-produced e-paper at Embedded World 2017

Mar 15, 15:22

Ineltek, a Germany-based independent distributor of semiconductors and display products in the UK and Ireland, is showcasing ParceLive, a live parcel tracker enabling parcel owners to access real-time information on locations and conditions of parcels in the entire process of shipment, at the Embedded...

ParceLive with a 2.9-inch screen to display information

LTPS LCD panels in growing demand from China smartphone vendors

Mar 15, 10:12

There has been increasing demand for LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) TFT-LCD panels from China-based smartphone vendors as supply of AMOLED panels by Samsung Display has been insufficient, according to industry sources.

TPK Holding to supply thin film-based touch sensors for use in AMOLED iPhone

Mar 14, 12:06

Touch panel maker TPH Holding will begin to supply thin film-based touch sensors for use in a new iPhone equipped with AMOLED display panels in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to industry sources.

China makers to expand AMOLED panel capacities, says PIDA

Mar 13, 10:59

China-based panel makers, in view of fast growing demand, will set up or expand production capacities for AMOLED panels, with eight factories to be completed or expanded in 2020, according to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

CPT ships 29.01 million small- to medium-size panels in February

Mar 9, 22:32

Panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) in February shipped 29.01 million small- to medium-size panels, increasing 28.8% on month but decreasing 1.0% on year, and 112,000 large-size units, falling 28.4% on month but hiking 86.0% on year, according to the company.

Innolux ships 8.49 million large-size panels in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:15

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux shipped 8.49 million large-size panels and 18.53 million small- to medium-size units in February, increasing 4.6% and 3.8% respectively on month.

HannStar Display nets NT$1.02 per share for 4Q16

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 11:00

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display on March 8 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$9.344 billion (US$303 million), gross margin of 46.58%, net operating profit of NT$3.522 billion, net profit of NT$3.319 billion and net EPS of NT$1.02.

GIS, TPK preparing to make 3D touch panels for new iPhone

Mar 8, 15:27

Touch panel makers General Interface Solution (GIS) and TPK Holding have set aside capex budgets of NT$5.03 billion (US$163 million) and NT$4.7 billion respectively to set up capacity to produce 3D touch panels for new iPhones to be launched in 2017.

Sumitomo Chemical to produce curved-surface AMOLED touch panels in South Korea, says Nikkei

Mar 8, 14:50

Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical will invest JPY15 billion (US$132 million) to set up a factory for curved-surface AMOLED touch panels based on thin-film substrates in South Korea, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

E Ink, DNP cooperate to develop POP

Mar 8, 11:31

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has cooperated with Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) to develop POP (point-of-purchase), an interactive advertising display for use in retail stores, and will launch the POP in April 2017, according to EIH.

HannStar Display ships 35.04 million small- to medium-size panels in February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 19:08

HannStar Display shipped 35.04 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels as well as 92,000 large-size units and own-brand LCD monitors in February, slipping 1.7% and hiking 52.7% respectively on month, according to the company.

Commentary: The rise of 10.5/11G lines and new forces in global flat panel industry

Mar 7, 15:51

The groundbreaking ceremony held for a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel plant to be built by Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) in Guangzhou, China heralds a drastic change of the landscape of the global flat panel industry in the coming years.

AUO reports over 41% on-year rise in February sales

Mar 7, 14:12

AU Optronics has announced its consolidated revenue for February 2017 reached NT$29.14 billion (US$943.41 million), up by 2.7% on month and 41.6% on year.

19.63 million LCD TV panels shipped in January, says Sigmaintell

Mar 7, 11:18

There were 19.63 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in January, decreasing 8.4% on month and 1.3% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

TPK sees February revenues rise on year

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 16:25

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.445 billion (US$208.03 million) for February 2017, representing a 15.47% drop on month and 19.08% increase on year.

Innolux, AUO step up recruitment

Mar 6, 15:12

TFT-LCD panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are stepping up efforts to recruit graduates from top universities in Taiwan with the former looking to hire 2,000 technicians and 800 R&D engineers and the latter 2,100 technicians and 1,200 R&D engineers, according to the two companies.

AUO recruitmnet booth at a local university

Samsung Display leading in OLED, says PIDA

Mar 3, 16:11

While several panel makers are investing in the production of OLED panels, Samsung Display has taken a far lead due to its advantages in patents on key materials, manufacturing equipment and product formulae, according to the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

OLED panels to be used in automotive displays beginning 2018, says PIDA

Mar 2, 16:15

While automotive displays have become the third largest application of small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels, use of OLED panels in automotive displays will take off in 2018, according to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

SDP starts development of 10.5G LCD display ecosystem park in China

Mar 2, 11:01

Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) on March 1 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to develop a display ecosystem park consisting of a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel fab, a smart TV plant and an electronic white board and high-end display factory in Guangzhou, southern China, with the first-phase...

Foxconn chairman Terry Guo speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a 10.5G display ecosystem park

204 million large-size LCD panels shipped in 4Q16, says IDC

Mar 1, 12:10

There were 204 million large-size TFT-LCD panels shipped globally in fourth-quarter 2016, decreasing 3.7% on quarter and 6.1% on year, according to IDC.

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