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Innolux begins shipping complete TV sets

Jun 21, 11:46

Flat panel maker Innolux has revamped its production strategy and already begun producing complete set of TVs recently, according to company chairman and CEO Jyh-Chau Wang.

Innolux chairman and president

Digitimes Research: Panel makers in China, Taiwan urged to develop in-cell TDDI panels with COF solutions

Jun 20, 14:17

The new production lines installed or added at the 6G LTPS TFT LCD plants of Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux and China-based Tianma Micro-electronics and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), as well as at the 5.5G LTPS plant of BOE Technology, for production of smartphone-use panels...

AUO expects peak season in 3Q17, says COO

Jun 16, 14:45

AU Optronics (AUO) still expects the peak season for its operations to arrive as usual in the third quarter of 2017 judging from orders received so far, according to company president and COO Michael Tsai.

AUO chairman Paul Peng (Left) and COO Michael Tsai

AUO abandons plans to set up half-10.5G production line, says COO

Jun 16, 11:48

AUO has decided to not construct a half-10.5G TFT-LCD production line, and instead will step up investment in its 8.5G factory in central Taiwan, according to company COO Michael Tsai.

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Giantplus sees order visibility extend to year-end 2017

Jun 15, 13:45

LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has seen order visibility for its automotive and industrial LCD display modules extend to the end of 2017, indicating its business performance in the second half of the year will be better than that recorded in the first half, according to company president...

Giantplus new chairman Jin Endo (Right) and president Pu Chia-chuan

China market: CSOT begins construction of 6G flexible AMOLED lines

Jun 15, 10:52

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has begun construction of a 6G flexible LTPS-AMOLED plant in Wuhan, Hubei province. The new plant is slated for commercial production in the first quarter of 2020 with a capacity of 45,000 substrates a month, according to a media report in China.

Smart car photonics show opens in Taiwan

Jun 14, 15:26

The International Automotive Photonics Exposition, the first of its kind in Taiwan, will run alongside the International Optoelectronics Exposition (Opto Taiwan) 2017 in Taipei during June 14-16, according to the main organizer the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

Global flat panel players ramping all-screen panel production

Jun 14, 11:19

Major flat panel players worldwide are ramping up production of 18:9 all-screen panels for smartphone applications as prices of these panels are currently set at a 10-15% premium over traditional 16:9 smartphone panels due to rising demand, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display dominance in China AMOLED market to see challenge starting 2018

Jun 13, 15:41

AMOLED smartphone panel shipments to China are expected to keep increasing, but Samsung Display's dominance in the market will start seeing challenges from local competitors in 2018 when they ramp up production for AMOLED panels, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung Display gives up plan to set up half-10.5G TFT-LCD factory, says report

Jun 9, 16:10

Samsung Display has decided to forgo plans to set up a half-10.5G TFT-LCD factory for TV panels and instead will use the funds to expand its production capacity for small- to medium-size OLED panels to maintain global dominance in the segment, according to South Korea-based KINews.

Innolux revenues up 24.8% on year in May

Jun 9, 15:25

Taiwan-based LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its May 2017 consolidated revenues of NT$28.1 billion (US$933.71 million), down 1 % on-month but up 24.8% on year.

HannStar Display to offer 18:9 panels for all-screen smartphones

Jun 9, 13:53

HannStar Display will offer 5.7- and 6.0-inch 18:9 panels for use in all-screen display smartphones in July 2017, and other sizes including 5.5- and 6.2-inch models in the second half of the year, according to the company.

CPT ships 25.3 million small- to medium-size panels in May

Jun 9, 13:44

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shipped 25.3 million small- to medium-size panels in May, dropping 6.7% on month and 22.1% on year, and 104,000 large-size units, slipping 3.8% on month but growing 38.8% on year, according to the company.

AUO revenues up slightly in May

Jun 7, 17:38

Taiwan-based LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$28.06 billion (US$932.46 million) for May 2017, up by 1.0% month-over-month and 4.7% year-over-year.

BOE Technology ventures on inkjet printing-based OLED

Jun 7, 15:43

China-based panel maker BOE Technology has invested in inkjet printing-based OLED technology in an attempt to produce 55-inch OLED TV panels, according to industry sources.

Ortus Technology obtains 34.65% stake in Giantplus Technology

Jun 7, 13:47

Ortus Technology, a Japan-based maker of industrial and automotive LCD display modules, has acquired 152.982 million shares, equivalent to a 34.65% stake, of Taiwan-based small- and medium-size LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology, according to Giantplus.

GIS sees May revenues increase

Jun 7, 13:42

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.903 billion (US$262 million) for May, increasing 12.69% on month and 206.90% on year, and NT$33.121 billion for January-May, growing 23.40% on year.

TPK Holding sees increased May revenues

Jun 6, 14:22

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.114 billion (US$236 million) for May, growing 9.54% on month and 23.56% on year, and NT$35.023 billion for January-May, rising 7.21% on year.

BOE, CSOT plan to set up more 10.5G, 11G panel lines

Jun 5, 14:13

China-based panel makers BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) are setting up a 10.5G TFT-LCD panel factory and a 11G one respectively and plan to build another 10.5G plant and an 11G one respectively to produce AMOLED TV applications in addition to LCD panels, according to...

Automotive touch screen shipments to top 50 million units in 2017, IHS says

Jun 5, 11:21

With consumers already accustomed with using smartphones and tablet PCs in their everyday lives, touch screens are now increasingly making their way into vehicles, too. Automotive touch panel shipments are expected to top 50 million units in 2017, up 11% from 45 million units in 2016, according to...

China TV panel self-sufficiency to reach 85% in 2017, says CSOT

Jun 1, 16:13

China-based panel makers have been setting up TFT-LCD panel production lines since 2012 and for TV panels in particular, China-based makers supplied 54% of domestic demand from China-based TV vendors in 2014. The self-sufficiency rose to 80% in 2016 and is expected to rise to 85% in 2017, according...

General Interface Solution to issue 24-30 million new shares for floating GDR

Jun 1, 15:30

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution on May 1 announced the issuance of 24-30 million new shares specifically for floating GDR (global depository receipts).

Digitimes Research: AMOLED to become mainstream smartphone panels

May 26, 16:09

AMOLED panels, due to superiority in color saturation, thinness and power consumption over TFT-LCD panels, have seen increasing adopted for smartphones and will eventually become mainstream smartphone, as well as a dominate solution for VR head-mounted devices (HMD), according to Digitimes Resaerch.

E Ink phasing out LCD module production

May 26, 11:23

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has increasingly focused business operation on e-paper displays and is phasing out production of small- to medium-size TFT-LCD modules, with the revenue proportion for the product line to gradually decrease from below 3% in the first quarter of 2017 to zero in the second half of...

Shipments of 18:9 smartphone panels to surge in 2H17

May 25, 11:19

In view of fast growing demand for 18:9 all-screen displays from smartphone vendors, panel makers will expand production of such panels in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

E Ink, Japan Display co-develop LTPS e-paper

May 25, 10:40

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has revealed it has developed e-paper displays based on LTPS backplanes provided by Japan Display. Such e-paper displays have resolutions of 400ppi (pixels per inch) and 600ppi and can be used in e-book readers, smartphones, tablets and IoT (Internet of Things) electronic devices,...

Micro LED to come into trial production in 2H17

May 24, 14:59

A few makers engaged in R&D for micro LED display products, despite many technological bottlenecks, are expected to take the initiative to begin trial production in the second half of 2017 at the earliest, according to industry sources.

AUO at SID Display Week 2017

May 24, 12:02

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is showcasing various applications, including Ultra HD LTPS LCD panels, 1.2- and 1.4-inch circle-shaped AMOLED smartwatches panels, free-form automotive display panels and Ultra HD panels for gaming notebooks and desktop monitors, at the Display Week 2017 hosted...

AUO 21-inch AHVA WFHD curved-surface LCD panel for gaming notebooks

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...

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.

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