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CPT conservative about 3Q15 performance

Aug 31, 16:02

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has a conservative outlook for small- to medium-size panel shipments in the third quarter but expects revenues from vehicle display shipments to grow 10-15% sequentially.

E Ink reports 2H15 performance

Aug 31, 15:28

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported its revenues in the second quarter of 2015 reached NT$3.479 billion (US$106.95 million) and EPS of NT$0.09.

Digitimes Research: Smart glass used in automobiles still in developmental stages

Aug 31, 15:08

Demand for transparent smart glass used in vehicles continues to rise but there are still many different opinions as to what type of technology will be sought out the most due to different developments and costs associated, according to Digitimes Research.

CEA defines HDR compatible displays

Aug 28, 15:27

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the industry definition for high dynamic range (HDR) compatible video displays. HDR is a new capability that promises to deliver an expansive range of brightness and shadow detail, further enhancing the viewing experience.

BOE to purchase 6G flexible OLED production equipment, says report

Aug 28, 13:56

BOE will purchase flexible OLED production equipment for 6G facilities from makers in Korea and Japan, with an intent to produce similar displays as LG Display, according to a report from Korea-based Digital Daily.

AUO and 3M announce new partnership

Aug 28, 11:43

AU Optronics (AUO) and 3M have announced a new technology alliance that combines AUO ALCD (advanced LCD) technology, 3M's quantum dot (QD) enhancement film made with quantum dots produced by California-based Nanosys with AUO's backlight components for wide color gamut (WCG) and high dynamic range (HDR)...

AUO developing high-end, value-added products amid rising competition, says chairman

Aug 27, 15:16

AU Optronics (AUO) expects the panel market to be weak in the second half of 2015. In order to combat weakening demand, the company will strengthen product value and also aim to further cooperation with vendors and sales routes in India, according to chairman Paul Peng.

Touch Taiwan: New Cando flexible touch panels to appear in smartphones in 2016

Aug 27, 14:23

Touch panel maker Cando, a subsidiary of TPK Holding, has unveiled new flexible thin-film touch panel technology that is expected to go into production by the end of 2015 and be integrated in smartphones using AMOLED panels in 2016, according to remarks made by the company at Touch Taiwan 2015.

Taiwan approves BOE subsidiary set up

Aug 27, 13:55

The Investment Commission under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs has approved an application by China-based TFT-LCD panel maker BOE Technology to set up a local subsidiary to distribute electronic materials in the Taiwan market.

ITRI, CPT pursuing foldable AMOLED panels

Aug 27, 11:11

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is optimistic about its cooperation with Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) to develop foldable AMOLED displays, and is aiming to mass produce the technology with a bend radius of 2-3mm by 2017.

Innolux to begin mass producing 8K TV panels in 2Q16

Aug 27, 10:58

Innolux will begin mass producing 8K TV panels by the second quarter of 2016, according to company remarks at Touch Taiwan 2015.

innolux 8k

Touch panel market estimated at US$31.9 billion in 2018, says IDTI

Aug 25, 21:27

Following developments in touch panels used in all-in-one (AIO) PCs and smartphones in addition to newer applications such as vehicles and industrial applications, touch panel developer IDTI estimates the touch panel market will reach US$31.9 billion in 2018.

Touch Taiwan 2015: Panel makers shift competition from output to innovation value

Aug 25, 19:56

As global display panel production capacity has increased significantly but end-use demand has not grown, display panel makers' focus is shifting from production scale to innovative applications, especially cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data technologies. The trend will be significantly reflected...

Touch Taiwan: AUO to exhibit ALCD TV panels

Aug 25, 15:24

AU Optronics (AUO) will exhibit new ALCD LCD TV displays at Touch Taiwan 2015 that integrate Ultra HD (4K) resolution, curved design, quantum dot (QD) wide color gamut, and HDR (high dynamic range) technologies.

Panel makers see increased orders for large-size tablet applications

Aug 25, 14:49

Panel makers are starting to see more orders for large-size tablet panels including 12.85-inch displays for an Apple iPad model in addition to a reported 18.4-inch tablet from Samsung Electronics being referred to as Tahoe, according to industry sources.

Touch Taiwan: Innolux to showcase new vehicle displays

Aug 25, 14:17

Innolux will feature a new assortment of vehicle displays sized 8- and 10.2-inch at Touch Taiwan 2015, according to the company.

E Ink Holdings to showcase various e-paper applications at Touch Taiwan 2015

Aug 24, 22:07

Electrophoretic technology-based electronic paper (e-paper) display maker E Ink Holdings will showcase a variety of applications of e-paper display technology at the Touch Taiwan 2015 to take place in Taipei during August 26-28, according to the company.

AUO spends NT$3.62 billion to acquire equipment from Marubeni

Stockwatch - Aug 24, 22:04

Taiwan-based panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it has spent NT$3.62 billion (US$109.71) to acquire panel manufacturing equipment from Japan-based Marubeni, according to a company posting on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Touch Taiwan: AUO to display new technologies

Aug 24, 21:55

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced several mobile device displays and technologies, including slim, light and power-saving displays for wearable devices, Ultra HD (4K) displays for smartphone and notebooks, oTP-Lite (On-Cell touch panel) supporting professional graphic stylus, In-Cell touch panels, and...

LG considering new 9G production facilities, says report

Aug 24, 15:48

LG Display is considering plans to construct new 9G facilities that would act as a hybrid for producing flexible OLED displays and high-end LCD panels, according to Korea-based Money Today.

Worldwide 4K LCD TV panel shipments grow 61% in 2Q15, says MIC

Aug 24, 14:16

Worldwide Ultra HD (4K) LCD TV panel shipment volume grew 60.8% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, reaching around 9.2 million units, according to MIC.

Plastic OLED display market to double in 2016, says report

Aug 24, 14:15

The market for glass-based AMOLED displays is expected to reach almost US$23 billion in 2022, according to IDTechEx. In an effort to adapt to new market conditions, both Samsung Display and LG Display are now ramping up production capacity of plastic-based OLED displays, for which IDTechEx forecasts...

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips will also be target sectors, according to industry sources.

Panel pricing showing declines in August, says WitsView

Aug 21, 15:39

Though the warm summer months are the traditional peak season for IT and TV products, display panel makers have been struggling to keep up their prices. IT panel demand remains weak in August, while the TV panel market has witnessed a larger price decline compared with the prior month because of concerns...

Inventory levels at LCD TV panel makers forecast to surge in the 2H15, says IHS

Aug 21, 14:26

LCD TV panel makers' inventory levels will be greater than normal in the second half of 2015, due to softening demand and increased output from new LCD panel manufacturing lines (fabs). According to IHS, LCD TV panels reached a peak of 4.7 weeks of inventory in December 2013. Since then, panel makers...

Digitimes Research: Panel makers remain profitable in 2Q15 due to 4K TV panels

Aug 21, 12:20

The four major panel makers in the market saw revenues decline in the second quarter of 2015 but profits remained high due to sales of high-end products such as Ultra HD (4K) TV panels, according to Digitimes Research.

China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

Touch Taiwan: ITRI to display new On-Cell Touch AMOLED technology

Aug 20, 21:34

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will display On-Cell Touch AMOLED technology in addition to new wearable display solutions at Touch Taiwan 2015.

ITRI, Lintec push flexible AMOLED cooperation

Aug 20, 15:56

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is increasing cooperation with Lintec to develop flexible AMOLED panel packaging solutions in order to further commercialization of the technology.

Demand for novel display materials set to surge in 2H15, says IHS

Aug 20, 14:34

Starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of AMOLED materials will surge, as LG Display increases the production of WOLED TV panels. In the first half of 2015, the WOLED organic materials market reached US$58 million; however, in the second half of the year the market will increase...

Touch Taiwan: Innolux to showcase 8K displays

Aug 20, 13:56

Innolux will display 8K 65-inch TV panels that feature 3D technology in addition to a variety of new Ultra HD (4K) displays at Touch Taiwan 2015.

Apple 12.9-inch iPad to use displays from Sharp

Aug 19, 22:18

Apple's reported 12.9-inch iPad will feature displays from Sharp while Foxconn Group subsidiary General Interface Solution (GIS) will be mainly responsible for touch modules, lamination and LCM assembly, according to industry sources.

eMagin announces 2Q15 results

Aug 19, 15:55

eMagin, a designer and manufacturer of AMOLED microdisplays for high resolution imaging products, has announced financial results and corporate highlights for the second quarter of 2015.

Weak IT market drags down large-area display market, says IHS

Aug 19, 15:51

Due to decreased information technology (IT) demand, and global currency issues that resulted in higher import prices in most regions, overall large-area TFT LCD unit shipments in the first half of 2015 fell 2% on year to reach 340 million units. Display shipments for tablets fell 17%, notebook displays...

Universal Display reports 2Q15 and 1H15 performance

Aug 18, 21:10

For the second quarter of 2015, Universal Display has reported a net loss of US$11.8 million, or US$0.25 per diluted share, on revenues of US$58.1 million, compared to net income of US$20.4 million, or US$0.44 per diluted share, on revenues of US$64.1 million for the second quarter of 2014.

TV panel shipments high in 3Q15 but will slow down in 4Q15, says firm

Aug 18, 15:47

Global TV panel shipments reached 22.31 million units in July 2015, down 1% from the prior month and up 7% a year ago. Branded TV vendors remain optimistic about the peak season sales in the fourth quarter even though sales results in the end market have been weak so far in 2015. Moreover, brand vendors...

LG considering new 10G OLED production facilities, says report

Aug 18, 15:34

LG Display will spend US$8.5 billion on developing OLED dispplay technology throughout 2018, with investments possibly allocated to construction of a new 10G fab for large-size OLED TV panel production, according to a report from Korea-based D-Daily.

E Ink expects ESL shipments to increase threefold in 2015

Aug 18, 15:30

E Ink expects electronic shelf labeling (ESL) shipments to increase threefold in 2015 driven by increased low-cost solutions and advanced technology, according to the company.

Profit margins for 32-inch LCD panels to decline steeply, says IHS

Aug 18, 15:27

Commodity LCD displays, led by 32-inch HD displays, have in the past been a key industry revenue generator, but that situation is changing, according to IHS. Industry profits for 32-inch panels increased by 24% on year in the first quarter of 2015 but are expected to decrease by 22% in the first quarter...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan touch panel shipments on the rise in 3Q15

Aug 17, 21:21

Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handset and notebook applications are expected to increase 5.9% and 9.6% respectively in the third quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers ship 79.41 million large-size panels in 1H15, says research firm

Aug 17, 14:42

China-based BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) and Nanjing CEC Panda LCD Technology together shipped 79.41 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in first-half 2015, increasing 16% on year and accounting for 20.3% of the global total, according to Sigmaintell Consulting. The 20.3%...

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional peak season for the industry, according to industry sources.

China market: 5.5-inch Full HD to be widely used in CNY1,000 smartphones in 2016

Aug 14, 14:55

While 5-inch HD (720 by 1280) is currently the mainstream touch panel standard for China-made smartphones priced at the CNY1,000 (US$158) level in the China market, China-based vendors are upgrading the specification to 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 by 1920), and consequently 5.5-inch Full HD touch panels...

CPT, HannStar Display suffer 2Q15 net losses per share of NT$0.19, NT$0.25

Aug 14, 10:59

Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display recorded net losses per share of NT$0.19 (US$0.006) and NT$0.25, respectively, for the second quarter of 2015, according to the companies.

Digitimes Research: China touch panel 3Q15 shipments up 15.5% sequentially

Aug 11, 15:19

China-based touch panel makers will ship 179.54 million units during the third quarter of 2015, increasing 15.5% on quarter. Shipments will consist of 153.06 million smartphone-use units up 15.6% on quarter, 25.26 million tablet-use units, up 15.9%, and 1.23 million notebook-use units, down 7.6%, according...

AUO sells 3.5G LCD fab

Aug 11, 11:26

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) on August 10 announced the sale of L3A, a factory housing a 3.5G production line, to Wistron NeWeb, a Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker, for NT$810 million (US$25.6 million) for a capital gain of NT$550 million.

AUO chairman Paul Peng

TPK reportedly recruits LCM team from Wintek

Aug 10, 16:04

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reportedly recruited an LCM (LCD module) team from fellow maker Wintek in an attempt to extend product development and production to LCM assembly, according to industry sources.

TPK, GIS see sequential growth in July revenues

Aug 10, 12:45

Touch panel maker TPK Holding reported July consolidated revenues of NT$9.536 billion (US$303 million) up 35.95% on month but down 10.30% on year, while fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) had those of NT$6.428 billion, rising 18.85% on month and 17.87% on year, according to the companies.

GIS reports 2Q15 performance

Aug 7, 16:04

General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported NT$13.915 billion (US$440 million) in revenues for the second quarter of 2015 and gross margin of 6.72%.

Innolux reports 18% on-year decline for July 2015

Aug 7, 16:03

Innolux has announced its July 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$29.7 billion (US$938.17 million), a decrease of 1.7% on month and a decrease of 18.6% on year.

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