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BOE invests CNY3 billion to construct new 8.5G fab

Apr 21, 15:46

China panel maker BOE has announced it will invest CNY3 billion (US$484 million) to construct a new 8.5G fab in Fuzhou, China.

Panel pricing showing downward trend for end of April, says DisplaySearch

Apr 21, 15:26

Throughout the end of April panel makers are seeing pricing declines for most applications, with decreases at around 1%, according to statistics from DisplaySearch. Monitor applications are suffering losses in non-US markets due to the strong US dollar and monitor brands are adjusting channel inventories,...

AUO to supply Apple with panels for iPhone, says report

Newswatch - Apr 21, 15:21

AU Optronics (AUO) will reportedly sign an agreement with Apple to will supply the vendor with panels for the iPhone, according to a report from TechNews.

4K display revenues to grow 94% in 2015 , says IHS

Apr 21, 10:54

The Ultra HD (4K) display market reached US$9.2 billion in 2014, with 4K LCD TVs contributing US$8.8 billion to overall revenues. In 2015, however, 4K displays are coming to all major applications and will boost 4K revenues 94% on year, reaching US$18 billion in 2015, according to IHS.

China top-6 vendors see TV shipments to markets abroad increase 16% in 1Q15

Apr 20, 21:56

The top six major LCD TV vendors in China saw accumulative shipments to markets outside China grow 16% on year in the first quarter of 2015, with approximately 30% of the amount going to North America.

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AUO, Innolux not affected by Taiwan earthquake

Apr 20, 15:25

After witnessing a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan on the morning of April 20 that shook most of the island including main panel production areas, panel makers including AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux have reported that operations have not been affected.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size panel shipments decline in 1Q15

Apr 20, 14:47

Taiwan panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels reached 60.165 million in the first quarter of 2015, down 10.2% on quarter but down 3.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Panel makers conservative about performance during May 1 period in China

Apr 17, 15:15

TV panel makers have conservative expectations for the China market in the second quarter of 2015 as panel pricing for various TV panels is dropping and outlooks for the TV market indicate the May 1 holiday period is likely to bring minimal growth.

Large-size panel shipments reach 68.82 million in March 2015, says WitsView

Apr 17, 12:04

Shipments of large-size panels reached 68.82 million in March 2015, up 17.3% on month and up 3.4% on year, according to WitsView.

Asustek shifting ZenFone touch panel orders back to Taiwan

Apr 17, 12:02

In order to secure stable shipments and maintain profitability, Asustek Computer will shift touch panel orders from O-Film to makers in Taiwan including JTouch, TPK and Young Fast Electronics for its ZenFone 2 smartphone, according to industry sources.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge pricier to build, cheaper to buy than comparable Apple iPhone 6 Plus, says IHS

Apr 15, 21:43

The recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built, but has a lower retail price than a comparable iPhone 6 Plus, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS.

Demand for LCD TV panels in 2015 to grow 2.4%, says firm

Apr 15, 14:39

Demand for LCD TV panels in 2015 will reach 254 million, up 2.4% on year, while supply will increase 7.9% on year to 268 million, according to statistics compiled by research firm Sigmaintell Consulting.

AUO may face additional fines and probation for failing to comply with guidelines following price fixing scandal, says report

Apr 14, 15:27

AU Optronics (AUO) could face a US$1 billion fine and five years of probation for allegedly failing to implement compliance policies after the panel maker was convicted of conspiring to fix pricing, according to a report from Law360 that quoted prosecutors from the US Attorney's Office.

Samsung will not release flexible tablet products in 2015, says report

Apr 14, 14:13

Samsung Electronics is expected to hold off from releasing flexible tablet products sized 7-inch and above in 2015 and instead will focus its efforts on flexible smartphone units, according to a new report from Korea-based inews24.

Digitimes Research: AMOLED to dominate werable displays from 2015-2020

Apr 13, 15:50

Over the next five years the wearables industry will continue to develop applications ranging from smartwatches, smart wristbands and various facial applications, and will primarily rely on AMOLED technology for displays due to its flexible and energy-saving features, according to Digitimes Research...

Digitimes Research: BOE and Tianma struggling to mass produce Full HD TDDI displays

Apr 13, 15:20

China panel makers BOE and Tianma Microelectronics are aiming to mass produce Full HD displays with in-cell LTPS TFT LCDs and TDDI (touch with display driver) technology for handsets but are currently unable to do so beyond displays equipped with HD resolution, according to Digitimes Research.

Component supplies for Galaxy S6 devices getting tight, say sources

Apr 10, 15:06

Samsung Electronics is adjusting the production at the supply chain for its Galaxy S6 devices due to strong demand for the new smartphones, according to sources at the handset supply chain in Taiwan.

Automotive touch panel revenues to hit US$1.5 billion by 2018, says IHS

Apr 10, 14:53

The explosion of touch-enabled screens used in smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices, along with improvements in touch technology, are increasing demand for touch-screen automotive displays used for navigation, entertainment and online services, climate control, energy efficiency tracking...

HannStar reports March 2015 performance

Apr 10, 11:10

Panel maker HannStar Display has reported that its March 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$1.865 billion (US$59.82 million), up 38.9% on month but down 5.8% on year.

Display industry output estimated at US$180 billion in 2018, with OLED on the rise, says LG Display VP

Apr 10, 10:18

The output value of the display industry in 2018 is estimated to reach US$180 billion, with LCD technologies accounting for 90%, according to LG Display VP Sooyoung Yoon.

Innolux reports March 2015 and 1Q15 performance

Apr 9, 15:11

Innolux has announced its March 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$36.9 billion (US$1.185 billion), an increase of 35.6% on month but a decrease of 1.1% on year.

BOE kicks off product shipments on new 8.5G fab

Apr 9, 15:05

China-based panel maker BOE has officially kicked off shipments for new products from its newly established 8.5G fab in Chongqing, China to clients that include Konka, Wistron and Haier, according to the company.

Display makers showcase technologies at Finetech Japan

Apr 9, 14:06

The Finetech Japan exhibition is running from April 8-10 in Tokyo, featuring technologies from display makers including 98-inch 8K displays from China-based BOE.

China makers expect to surpass Taiwan in TFT LCD capacity in 2017

Apr 9, 11:02

China panel makers estimate their TFT LCD production capacity could surpass that of Taiwan makers as early as 2017 to hold the global number two spot behind Korea, as they continue to invest in expansion coupled with conservative efforts from Taiwan makers to expand capacity.

BOE displays 8K display technology at Finetech Japan

Panel pricing shows downward trends in March, says DisplaySearch

Apr 8, 16:15

Due to continued weak demand and higher inventory levels, monitor panel prices decreased US$0.50-1 in March. Prices for 21.5-inch units have eroded the most due to its broader supply base. Some panel makers plan to offer more aggressive prices to secure and bundle volumes in the second quarter, which...

Giantplus reports 40% on-year decline in 1Q15 performance

Apr 8, 15:27

Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported its March consolidated revenues reached NT$931 million (US$29.95 million), up 36% on month and down 45.03% on year.

CPT reports nearly 20% on-year decline for March 2015

Apr 8, 15:02

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has announced its March 2015 revenues reached NT$4.571 billion (US$147.29 million), up 19.9% on month but down 19.6% on year.

AUO March revenues increase

Apr 8, 14:12

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues reached NT$34.80 billion (US$1.12 billion) for March 2015, up by 22.7% on month and up 2.3% on year. Consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2015 were NT$95.30 billion, down 9.6% from the previous quarter and up 1.6% on year.

TPK performance rebounds in March 2015

Apr 7, 21:38

Touch panel maker TPK has reported revenues in March 2015 reached NT$10.6 billion (US$341.76 million), up 45.2% on month and up 32.7% on year.

AUO to showcase new technologies at CITE 2015

Apr 7, 15:17

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it will participate in China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2015 from April 9-11 in Shenzhen. AUO will showcase its full array of Ultra HD (4K) quantum dot curved LCD TV displays, ALCD (Advanced LCD) technology, and 35-inch ultra-wide curved LCDs.

Smartwatch OLED panel demand on the rise

Apr 7, 15:00

OLED panel makers are increasingly optimistic about opportunities in the wearables segment following developments by smartwatch vendors.

Makers eyeing OLED demand from smartwatches

Samsung expected to delay second round of investment for expanding flexible display

Apr 1, 14:43

Samsung Display is expected to delay a second round of investment for expanding flexible display production at its A3 facilities due to reported restructuring in production and materials, according to Korea-based ET News.

E Ink reports 2014 revenues

Mar 31, 21:53

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported its fourth-quarter 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$3.717 billion (US$118.8 million) while its revenues for 2014 reached NT$14.571 billion.

Digitimes Research: China panel makers advancing production of high-end applications

Mar 31, 15:51

China panel makers are continuing to move toward production of TFT Oxide displays for use in large-size applications in addition to AMOLED, with Tianma Microelectronics starting to make some of the biggest shifts, according to Digitimes Research's observations at the China 2015 FDP exhibition.

Samsung Display looking to revamp OLED TV panel production, says report

Mar 31, 14:33

In an effort to bump up profits in Samsung Display's panel business and re-establish the company's presence in the large-size OLED panel industry, the company is reportedly in discussions to approve new investments for producing OLED TV panels, according to Korea-based ET News.

CPT reports decline for 2014 performance

Mar 30, 22:01

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has announced its consolidated revenues in 2014 reached NT$56.391 billion (US$1.8 billion), down 3.9% on year.

Shipments for 5-inch displays with HD/Full HD resolution in China during February, says firm

Mar 30, 14:47

Despite an overall decline in handset panel shipments to China during February 2015, shipments for 5-inch units and displays with HD and Full HD were all on the rise, showing growing demand for smartphones with increased specifications, according to consulting firm Sigma-intell.

Digitimes Research: Tianma expects new high-end display fabs to enter production in 2H15

Mar 27, 11:32

Based on recent product displays and talks with representatives at Tianma Optoelectronics at the FPD China 2015 exhibition, the company is actively pursuing OLED and LTPS TFT LCD production and expects new facilities to enter production by late 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Holitech to become 2nd-largest touch panel maker in China after acquisitions

Mar 26, 14:56

China-based touch panel maker Holitech Technology reportedly will raise funds to acquire Each Opto Electronics Industrial, BYD's electronics component department, and Pingbo Electronics, all makers of touch panel-related components. Digitimes Research believes the acquisitions will raise Holitech's...

Young Fast aims to reduce cash outflow and increase new solutions to improve performance in 2015

Mar 26, 14:42

Following a 37.2% decline in revenues during 2014 with an EPS of negative NT$11.92, Young Fast Optoelectronics said it will reduce cash outflow heading into 2015 and lower risks related to receivables in addition to developing new products and sales channels.

Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15

Mar 25, 21:51

Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.

Apple Watch yields have been low but are increasing, say touch panel makers

Mar 25, 21:50

Following low yields for the Apple Watch in the first quarter of 2015 that reportedly were mostly below 50%, supply chain makers for the device including touch panel maker TPK have noted that yields are on the rise and that total shipments for the device during 2015 are expected to reach at least 15...

Giantplus niche products pushing performance into 2015

Mar 23, 23:20

Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has revealed that its sales from industrial applications grew 94.4% on year in 2014 while those in the vehicle segment grow over 47%.

Mildex invests to further develop touch panels

Mar 23, 21:51

Mildex Optical will invest NT$1.09 billion (US$34.75 million) to be stationed in the Southern Taiwan Science Park where it will further develop design, research and development, production and sales of new touch panel products.

Digitimes Research: Sharp to see Oxide TFT LCD display segment challenges through 2015-2016

Mar 23, 14:32

Panel makers are looking to further invest in Oxide TFT LCD technology throughout 2015, with major plans to expand production capacity expected to unfold in the second half of the year and into 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Panel pricing expected to rebound in 2Q15

Mar 23, 14:00

Panel pricing is expected to bounce back in the second quarter of 2015 despite declines in March, according to WitsView.

Panel pricing showing downward trends in March, says DisplaySearch

Mar 20, 14:10

Due to weak demand, average prices for monitor panels have continued to decline in March. Given that there are still inventories, it remains challenging to sell out panels and panel makers are offering many special incentives and deals. As a result, pricing for 21.5-inch and above panels dropped US$1...

Taiwan panel makers concerned about water restrictions

Mar 20, 12:12

Panel makers in Taiwan are calling on the Taiwan government to loosen restrictions on new policies geared toward reducing water supply out of concern that operations will be affected.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan on-cell touch panel shipments to see strong growth, yet offer little profit

Mar 20, 11:36

Taiwan panel makers have been aggressively promoting their on-cell touch panels and quotes for a 5-inch HD (1280 by 720) on-cell touch panel already dropped to about US$10-12 in early 2015, attracting orders from major handset brand vendors and white-box players in China.

Chipbond reports record revenues and profits for 2014

Mar 19, 22:46

LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.55 billion (US$81 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$17.68 billion for 2014. Both figures marked record highs.

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