Innolux to merge with CMEL
Jul 31, 15:42
Innolux will merge with its subsidiary CMEL, with the former to be the surviving company. Innolux currently holds a 97.19% stake in CMEL.
Touch panel suppliers step up shipments for new iPhone
Jul 31, 11:35
Touch panel supply chains of the iPhone 6 have stepped up shipments for the next generation iPhone, with shipments of the new Apple smartphones expected to reach 36-40 million in the third quarter and 50 million in the fourth quarter, according to supply chain sources.
Innolux reports 2Q15 performance
Jul 30, 15:46
Innolux has announced its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 amounted to NT$93.8 billion (US$2.97 billion), and gross profit was NT$15.6 billion for a gross margin of 16.6%. Operating profit totaled NT$9.4 billion with an operating margin of 10%. Net profit amounted to NT$5.4 billion...
TPK reports 22% on-year decline for 2Q15
Jul 29, 15:47
Touch panel maker TPK has reported its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 reached NT$23.74 billion (US$754.45 million), down 18% on quarter and down 22.7% on year.
AUO expects weak panel demand in 2H15
Jul 29, 14:47
AU Optronics (AUO) expects the panel market to be weak in the second half of 2015 due to customers adjusting reserves. This will affect the company's large-size panel shipments, which are expected to drop 5% on year in the third quarter, according to company chairman Paul Peng.
Flat panel display revenues forecast to fall in 2015, says IHS
Jul 29, 14:18
Led by declining TFT LCD revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenues are forecast to fall 2% from US$131.4 billion in 2014 to US$129 billion in 2015. Dwindling TFT LCD display revenues, declining panel demand in the PC segment, along with ongoing panel-price erosion are the primary...
AUO sees revenues drop 3.1% in 2Q15
Jul 28, 14:28
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2015 were NT$92.30 billion (US$2.93 billion), down 3.1% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$11.85 billion, with a gross margin of 12.8%. Operating profit was NT$6.35 billion, with an operating margin of 6.9%...
AUO developing ALCD TV panels
Jul 27, 21:15
AU Optronics (AUO) is currently developing Advanced LCD (ALCD) 65-inch TV panels that combine quantum dot (QD), Ultra HD (4K) and HDR technologies, and plans to later release the technology in 55- and 85-inch sizes.
LG reports 2Q15 revenues
Jul 24, 11:22
LG Display has reported unaudited earnings results based on consolidated K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the three-month period ending June 30, 2015.
China makers share different views on OLED TV development, says report
Jul 21, 22:11
According to chairman Zhou Houjian of China vendor Hisense, Korea panel makers' development of OLED TV panels potentially poses a threat for China makers in the long term but over the next five years the technology will not have a competitive edge in the market due to low yields and high costs, according...
Pricing for touch panel modules drops below US$1 per inch
Newswatch - Jul 21, 15:21
Pricing for 5-inch touch panel modules has dropped to US$4 while that for 7-inch units has dropped to below US$5, a trend that is expected to affect the performances of Taiwan makers such JTouch and Young Fast Optoelectronics, according to a new China Times report.
Panel pricing continuing to drop in July, says DisplaySearch
Jul 21, 14:40
Panel pricing has been down in July and is expected to continue dropping. according to DisplaySearch. EU market demand has been sluggish and the IT segment is entering its slow season, so brand makers and OEMs started controlling and adjusting channel inventories in June. Monitor brands' shipment plans...
Korea makers rebuilding OLED momentum as China LCD capacity rises
Jul 20, 21:35
With China expected to surpass Korea in 8G TFT LCD capacity in 2016, coupled with new 10.5G capacity expected to be unleashed in 2018, Korea panel makers are starting to show more signs of pushing OLED to keep a competitive edge in the market, which include OLED TV panel production despite past hesitations...
China push for LTPS expansion likely to affect HD panel pricing, says MIC
Jul 20, 13:43
HD panels were the market mainstream among China's newly released smartphone models and smartphone shipments in the second half of 2014. As HD panels have become a mainstay, several panel makers have started to build new LTPS production lines to produce high-end mobile phone panels for mobile device...
Cleanroom constructor UIS 2Q15 revenues hike 185%
Stockwatch - Jul 14, 15:47
Taiwan-based cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.25 billion (US$104.7 million) for the second quarter of 2015, up 28.6% sequentially and a robust 185% on year.
Global 8K TV shipments to approach 1 million in 2019, says IHS
Jul 14, 14:22
The advent of 8K broadcasting in Japan for the 2020 Olympics is expected to spur a new round of resolution increases, even though shipments have not yet started in serious commercial volumes. According to IHS, shipments of 8K (7680 by 4320 pixels) TVs are expected to increase from 2,700 shipped worldwide...
JDI was top supplier of panels to Apple in 1Q15, says report
Jul 13, 21:24
In the first quarter of 2015, Japan Display (JDI) was the largest supplier of panels to Apple, providing 35.9% of overall displays used in Apple products, according to a report from Yonhap News that quoted statistics from DisplaySearch.
More China touch panel makers to fade from market in 2H15
Jul 10, 10:56
Market observers expect that several China touch panel makers will exit the market in the second half of 2015 due to several reasons, including weak demand for Windows 10, weakening demand in China's smartphone market and intensifying price wars.
Innolux sees June revenues decrease
Jul 9, 15:01
LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its June 2015 revenues reached NT$30.2 billion (US$973.37 million), a decrease of 3.3% on month and a decrease of 17.5% on year.
AUO reports June shipment figures
Jul 7, 21:54
AU Optronics (AUO) shipped 8.05 million large-size panels in June, down 7.1% on month, and 16.88 million small- to medium-size panels, up 4.8% on month.
AU Optronics reports revenues for June 2015
Stockwatch - Jul 7, 16:06
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.56 billion (US$986 million) for June 2015, representing a 2.06% drop on month and 10.37% drop on year.