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  • Haier entering tablet OEM business

    IT + CE | 2h 3min ago

  • Samsung, LG and Sony to purchase 42% of global TV panel supply in 2015, says IHS

    Displays | 3h 32min ago

  • TV vendors shifting strategy to prevent panel pricing from increasing

    Displays | 3h 34min ago

  • Lextar Electronics to expand LED epitaxial wafer capacity

    LED | 3h 56min ago

  • SMIC starts mass production for CMOS image sensors

    Bits + chips | 4h ago

  • MWC 2015: HTC, Samsung to showcase new mobile innovations

    Before Going to Press | 3h 23min ago

  • Digitimes Research: South Korea sees worldwide memory market share of 57.1% in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 3h 43min ago

  • MIIT sets 2015 targets for China broadband Internet-access development

    Before Going to Press | 3h 45min ago

  • WPG to acquire Genuine shares

    Before Going to Press | 3h 46min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 3h 46min ago

  • Ichia Technologies sees decreased February revenues

    Before Going to Press | 3h 51min ago

  • China imports about 93 million tonnes of polysilicon in January

    Before Going to Press | 3h 53min ago

  • Solartech sees decreased February revenues

    Before Going to Press | 3h 54min ago

  • China market: Outdoor LED lighting valued at CNY14.7 billion in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 3h 54min ago

  • China LED chip production value in 2014 estimated at CNY12.0 billion, says GLII

    Before Going to Press | 3h 58min ago

  • Danen Technology February revenues down on month, up on year

    Before Going to Press | 3h 59min ago

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Universal Display reports 2014 performance

Mar 2, 16:00

For the full year 2014, Universal Display has reported revenues of US$191 million, up 30% compared to revenues of US$146.6 million for 2013. Operating income increased to US$58.6 million for the year, up 53% from $38.2 million for 2013. The company reported net income of US$41.9 million, or US$0.90...

CNY1,000 Full HD smartphones a major focus for China vendors in 2015

Mar 2, 15:07

Panel makers are gearing up for an expected surge in Full HD panels used in smartphones from China vendors that are priced under CNY1,000 (US$160).

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of touch panels used in handsets and tablets to drop in 1Q15

Mar 2, 14:20

Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets and tablets are expected to drop 10.8% and 22.3%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Microsoft increasing orders to China makers

Feb 26, 15:36

China supply chain makers are seeing orders from Microsoft increase as the company shifts orders away from Taiwan makers and prepares to launch two new smartphones.

Large-size panel shipments decline 3% in January, says WitsView

Feb 26, 14:11

Large-size panel shipments declined 3% on month in January to 67.95 million, a drop of 3% compared with the previous month. All six major panel makers experienced declines in their shipments. Based on applications, only TV panels ran counter to the negative trend and posted a monthly shipment growth...

Taiwan display industry looks promising going into 2015, says TDUA

Feb 25, 15:32

Taiwan's display industry looks promising going into 2015 driven by demand for niche products, Ultra HD TV panels and vehicle displays, according to the Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA).

New On-Cell touch notebooks expected to arrive from major vendors in 1H15

Feb 25, 14:51

Three major notebook vendors are expected to release new notebooks featuring On-Cell touch panel technology in the first half of 2015.

Notebook panel demand expected to be weak in 1Q15, says WitsView

Feb 25, 14:12

Notebook panel demand is likely to be weak in the first quarter of 2015 as the overall notebook market is expected to decline around 20%.

Panel makers optimistic about performance in 2015

Feb 24, 15:31

Panel makers are optimistic about their performances in 2015 and expect TV panel applications to be one of the largest drivers of revenues due to increasing demand for larger sizes and a shift away from CRT TVs toward LCD TVs in emerging markets.

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Panel pricing down slightly in February, says DisplaySearch

Feb 24, 14:45

Due to weak demand, average prices for monitor panels have been decreasing in February 2015 by about 1%, according to DisplaySearch. More 5G, 6G and 8G fab capacities are being released due to slow demand for notebooks and tablets. Panel makers are not planning to push production during the Lunar New...

Smartphone and automotive display revenues swelled in 2014, says IHS

Feb 24, 14:29

As smartphones continued to cannibalize product sales in other small- to medium-size flat-panel-display (FPD) categories, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest growth category in 2014, according to IHS.

Sharp develops new touch panel handwriting input system for interactive whiteboards

Feb 24, 14:17

Sharp has developed a touch panel system that allows multiple handwriting pens to be used simultaneously to input text and lines in varying colors and thicknesses. Sharp aims to quickly commercialize the system, which represents a new method to input handwriting on interactive whiteboards.

Digitimes Research: Korea TV vendors outsourcing orders in order to secure panels

Feb 16, 21:45

In an effort to secure TV panels in 2015 as supply will be limited, Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are each planning to outsource TV production orders to makers in Taiwan and China such as Compal and BOE who have relations with supply chain makers that can guarantee supply,...

Fingerprint recognition smartphones from China vendors expected to ramp up in 2H15

Feb 16, 20:53

China handset supply chains expect to see orders for smartphones with fingerprint recognition from China vendors increase in the second half of 2015.

Supply chains adjusting strategies as tablet market expected to decline 30% in 1Q15

Feb 16, 15:58

Tablet supply chains are evaluating their strategies for 2015 as overall shipments are expected to wither throughout the year, declining most heavily by an estimated 30% on quarter in the first quarter of the year.

Taiwan makers lose top spot for Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2014

Feb 13, 14:35

Following a 76% share in the global Ultra HD (4K) TV display segment in 2013 to hold the number one spot, Taiwan makers fell behind Korea-based panel makers Samsung Display and LG Display in 2014, according to market observers.

QD sets to be major driving force in TV market till 2018, says IEK

Feb 12, 15:50

LCD TVs based on quantum dot (QD) technology, due to comparable color performance compared with OLED TVs but much lower production costs, are expected to be a major driving force of the TV market until 2018 when OLED TVs are completely commercialized, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge...

OLED TV sales may be weak over the next 3 years due to high pricing

AUO, Innolux expect global Ultra HD TV shipments in 2015 to reach 23-25 million units

Feb 12, 14:50

TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are optimistic about global demand for Ultra HD LCD TVs and expect global shipments in 2015 to reach 23-25 million units.

BOE on-cell solutions reportedly bundling display panels with free touch sensors

Feb 12, 14:36

China-based TFT-LCD panel maker BOE Technology has reportedly been promoting on-cell touch panel solutions to smartphone vendors through bundling free touch sensors with display panels, equivalent to reducing regular prices by 10-20%.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 4Q14 small- to medium-size panel shipments up sequentially

Feb 11, 20:04

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 356.472 million small- to medium-size panels in the fourth quarter of 2014, growing 8.1% on quarter but dipping 3.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

LCD TV panels in short supply until early May, says Innolux president

Feb 11, 15:55

There has been short supply of LCD TV panels and the shortage is expected to remain until early May holidays in China, according to Wang Jyh-chau, president for Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux.

TPK revenues increase 21.4% in 4Q14

Feb 11, 15:04

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported fourth-quarter 2014 consolidated revenues of NT$39.581 billion (US$1.25 billion), rising 21.4% sequentially due to increased shipments of applications for wearable devices and tablets.

EIH in Hydis layoff row

Newswatch - Feb 11, 11:59

Taiwan-based e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has disclosed it will continue talks with the Hydis Technologies labor union over a planned layoff of more than 300 employees from the South Korea-based subsidiary.

Innolux reports profits for 2014

Feb 10, 15:45

Innolux has announced its combined net sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 amounted to NT$114.9 billion (US$3.65 billion), gross profit was NT$18.5 billion, for a gross margin of 16.1%. Operating profit totaled NT$11.7 billion with an operating margin of 10.2%. Net profit attributable to the shareholders...

Panel pricing for tablets declines in February while TV applications remain stable, says DisplaySearch

Feb 10, 15:40

Panel makers are not planning to push production during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, which will take away six work days during the month in both Taiwan and China. This will reduce the risk that panel inventories will pile up in February, according to DisplaySearch.

FHD panel demand from China smartphone vendors may rise

Feb 10, 15:12

Meizu's launching a smartphone model equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD display at CNY999 (US$160) is likely to prompt other China-based vendors to launch inexpensive Full HD models, pushing up demand for such panels in 2015, according to Taiwan-based smartphone supply chain makers.

Smartphone panel makers cut prices to compete for orders

Feb 10, 11:40

In view of weak demand for smartphones in the first quarter of 2015, panel makers have lowered quotes for smartphone applications to compete for orders, resulting in drops in such panel pricing, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Demand for LCD TV panel area in 2015 to grow 11.2% on year

Feb 10, 11:34

Global demand for LCD TV panels in terms of total area in 2015 is estimated at 126.107 million square meters, increasing on year by 11.2%, according to Digitimes Research.

Innolux reports over 30% revenues increase in January

Feb 9, 15:39

Innolux has announced its January 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$36 billion in January 2015, a decrease of 5.7% on month but an increase of 31.7% on year.

AUO January revenues up on year

Feb 6, 14:49

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues reached NT$32.14 billion (US$1.02 billion) for January 2015, down 4.6% on month and up by 1.7% on year.

Sharp seeking solutions to turn its small- to medium-size panel business around

Feb 6, 14:23

Sharp is in discussions over how to stay competitive with its small- to medium-size panel business and may even consider selling in 2015 if it is unable to turn profitable, according to market rumors.

Sony looks to China-based Truly for OGS solutions

Feb 6, 11:49

Truly Optoelectronics is expected to increase one glass solution (OGS) touch panel supply to Sony in 2015, making it one of the main handset touch panel suppliers to the vendor.

Digitimes Research: China touch panel shipments gain strength in 4Q14

Feb 6, 11:35

The fourth quarter of 2014 is typically the busy season for touch panel makers. In China alone, makers experienced 9.8%, 7.1% and 2.5% sequential increases in the handset, tablet and notebook segments but will see declines of 17.9%, 24.8% and 13.4% respectively heading into the first quarter of 2015...

AUO, Samsung and Sharp eyeing 4K handset panel production in 2015

Feb 5, 22:13

AU Optronics (AUO) has received orders from five major China handset vendors for Ultra HD (4K) handset panels and expects to mass produce the technology by the end of 2015, according to industry sources.

Touch panel makers expect weak demand for notebook applications into 2Q15

Feb 5, 21:32

Touch panel makers estimate weak demand for notebook applications into the second quarter of 2015 and vendors' touch notebook reserves including Hewlett Packard's are expected to remain high throughout the period.

TPK reports decreased performance for January

Stockwatch - Feb 4, 20:45

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.59 billion (US$368.66 million) for January 2015, representing a 27.21% drop on month and 27.21% drop on year.

Truly aims to expand presence in touch panel market

Feb 4, 14:22

Truly Optoelectronics aims to expand its presence in the touch panel market in 2015 through increased production of OGS solutions for non-smartphone products, according to the company.

Sharp to drop smartphone panel pricing 20-30% for Xiaomi, says report

Feb 4, 13:48

In an effort to maintain smartphone panel orders from Xiaomi as price competition in the market intensifies, Sharp is expected to drop pricing another 20-30% in 2015, according to reports from Japan-based Nikkei News.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of large-size panels expected to reach 60.87 million in 1Q15

Feb 3, 20:42

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size panels are expected to reach 60.87 million in the first quarter of 2015, down 9.2% on quarter and down 2.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Smartphone display makers facing pressure to further reduce prices in 2015, says IHS

Feb 3, 15:25

Even as smartphone panel resolution continues to rise, and as display sizes continue to grow, panel makers are facing pressure to reduce prices. According to IHS, average smartphone display prices declined nearly 14% on year from US$22 per module in 2013 to US$19 in 2014. IHS forecasts another double-digit...

China self-sufficiency rate of panel components and materials rising

Feb 3, 14:06

The self-sufficiency rate of LCD components and materials in China is currently only around 20% but is expected to rise, driven by subsidies from the China government to expand and construct new facilities for the panel industry's upstream sectors.

China touch panel makers planning to drop pricing for in-cell solutions by 15-20% in 2015

Feb 2, 21:47

China touch panel makers are planning to drop pricing for in-cell solutions by 15-20% in 2015 in order to step up their competition in the market and further dominate the segment, according to supply chain sources.

Ultra HD TV panel shipments to reach 15% penetration in 2015

Feb 2, 13:50

Global Ultra HD TV panel shipments are expected to reach between 23-25 million in 2015 and achieve a 13-15% penetration in the market, according to sources at AU Optronics (AUO).

Ultra HD TV penetration picking up in 2015

TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

Jan 30, 15:43

Taiwan touch panel maker TPK is optimistic about orders for products with fingerprint recognition capabilities from China-based handset vendors such as Coolpad and ZTE during 2015.

30% of Huawei smartphones in 2015 to be high-end products

Jan 30, 14:22

Huawei Device is aiming to develop more high-end and mid-range smartphones in 2015, with high-end units expected to make up 30% of its handset product portfolio during the year.

Flat panel display shipments grow 9% on year in 2014, says IHS

Jan 30, 14:18

Once focused on unit growth, the entire global flat-panel display (FPD) industry is now shifting to focus on area-demand growth. According to IHS, display panel shipments for all FPD applications grew 9% on year to reach 168.9 million square meters in 2014. Total FPD display area demand is expected...

AUO to increase production capacity at Taiwan 8.5G facilities

Jan 30, 11:32

AU Optronics (AUO) will increase monthly production capacity at its 8.5G facilities in Houli, Taiwan by 25,000-30,000 substrates a month, which will fully roll out in 2016, according to company president Paul Peng.

AUO aims at 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015

Jan 30, 10:59

AU Optronics (AUO) aims to hold a 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015, according to Michael Tsai, VP with the company's display business group.

AUO reports declines in 4Q14 and 2014 performance

Jan 29, 16:12

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 were NT$105.45 billion (US$3.37 billion), down 1.3% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$15.62 billion, with gross margin of 14.8%. Operating profit was NT$8.82 billion, with operating margin of 8.4%. AUO's net profit...

LG Display reports 4Q14 results

Jan 29, 14:21

LG Display has reported unaudited earnings results based on consolidated K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the three-month period ending December 31, 2014.

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