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Samsung chip business posts record operating profits for 4Q16

Jan 24, 15:07

Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits of KRW9.22 trillion (US$7.9 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016 - the highest in 13 quarters - while its semiconductor business posted record profits of KRW4.95 trillion.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors may favor local AMOLED suppliers over Samsung Display

Jan 24, 11:31

It may be difficult for China-based AMOLED panel makers to obtain orders from Apple and other international smartphone vendors at least in the next five years das they are technologically inferior to Samsung Display, but their products are likely to be adopted by local smartphone vendors whose global...

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Foxconn considering setting up panel line in US, says chairman

Jan 23, 16:00

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering establishing a panel factory in the US through cooperation with Sharp, with the latter to provide advanced technology, according to company chairman Terry Guo.

Foxconn Electronics to have Sharp produce 4K TV panels in Japan

Jan 23, 10:23

Foxconn Electronics will have Sharp produce 45-, 55-, 80- and 90-inch LCD TV panels at its 8G factory in Kameyama City, central Japan, beginning 2017, according to industry sources.

EIH cooperates with Texen to offer smart cosmetics packaging solution

Jan 20, 11:03

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has offered a smart packaging solution for cosmetics in cooperation with Texen, a France-based provider of luxury and beauty products. The smart solution integrates EIH's e-paper and Texen's packaging designs, according to EIH.

Smart cosmetics packaging solution jointly developed by EIH and Texen

TV panel demand, supply to drop in 1Q17, says Sigmaintell

Jan 20, 10:57

Due to off-season effects and large cumulative price increases, global demand for LCD TV panels in the first quarter of 2017 will decrease 15.8% on quarter, while global production capacity in panel area will shrink 2.6% on quarter. 60 million LCD TV panels will be shipped globally, slipping 9.4%,...

Global shipments of OLED-equipped smartphones to exceed LCD ones in 2019, says DSCC

Jan 19, 15:36

Global shipments of smartphones equipped with OLED panels will exceed those of smartphones equipped with TFT-LCD panels in 2019, according to US- and Japan-based Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC).

2.93 billion handset-use panels shipped globally in 2016, says CINNO Research

Jan 16, 21:23

There were 2.93 billion handset-use panels shipped globally in 2016, increasing 4.9% on year, according to China-based CINNO Research.

Sharp ending supply for Samsung may push up demand for 65-inch TV panels

Jan 16, 15:47

Foxconn Electronics, following stake investment in Sharp, has had Sharp end supply of LCD TV panels for Samsung Electronics beginning January 2017, which is likely to increase global demand for 65-inch panels, according to industry sources.

Commentary: A lesson to be learned from China panel industry headhunting

Jan 16, 14:49

China's relentless efforts of headhunting from Taiwan's semiconductor industry have continued, with the latest target being Shih-wei Sun, ex-CEO of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Sun will serve as an executive VP of worldwide operations of China's Tsinghua Unigroup, effective January 201...

Marketec, UIS enjoy record 2016 revenues

Jan 12, 14:39

Fab toolmakers Marketech International and United Information Systems (UIS) both saw their 2016 revenues reach record-high levels.

CPT ships 29.86 small- to medium-size panels in December

Jan 9, 21:17

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shipped 29.86 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in December, increasing 1.9% on month and 20.4% on year, and 122,000 large-size panels, growing 35.2% on month and 47.5% on year.

Innolux revenues increase 21.7% on year in December

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:33

LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its December 2016 consolidated revenues totaled NT$32.2 billion (US$1 billion), an increase of 10.2% on month and an increase of 21.7% on year.

Sharp plans to set up OLED line at Foxconn factory in China, says Nikkei

Jan 9, 15:28

Sharp plans to invest JPY100 billion (US$864 million) to set up an OLED production line at Foxconn Electronics' factory in Zhengzhou City, northern China, with production to begin in 2019, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

HannStar Display sees staggering growth in December revenues

Jan 9, 11:23

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.285 billion (US$103 million) for December, the historically second highest monthly level with growth of 14.64% on month and 170.21% on year.

AUO revenues rise in December

Jan 6, 16:17

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its December 2016 consolidated revenue came to NT$31.16 billion (US$947.18 million), up by 3% on month and 21% on year.

TPK sees increased December revenues

Jan 6, 14:37

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.737 billion (US$273 million) for December, growing 13.87% on month and 1.88% on year.

40-inch and above TV panel prices up in January, says WitsView

Jan 6, 14:33

January prices for 40- and 43-inch LCD TV panels are up US$2-3 on month, 49- and 50-inch units by US$3-5, and 65-inch units by US$5-10, according to WitsView.

Apple to procure 13.6 million notebook panels in 2017, says IHS

Jan 6, 11:13

Apple will procure an estimated 13.6 million notebook panels in 2017, fewer than the 16.2 million units procured in 2016, with LG Display likely to remain as the largest supplier, according to IHS.

E Ink Holdings unveils 42-inch e-paper display

Jan 5, 15:13

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has unveiled a 42-inch e-paper display which is initially being used used in Quilla, the world's largest Connected eWriter (interactive white board) system jointly developed by EIH and Canada-based QuirkLogic, according to EIH.

IC distributor Supreme to post over 40% revenue growth in 2016

Jan 5, 14:53

Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, is expected to post more than 40% revenue growth for 2016, according to industry sources.

258 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in 2016, says Sigmaintell

Jan 4, 14:37

There were 258 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in 2016, decreasing 2.5% on year, and the corresponding total area of 130 million square meters increased 8.0% because average panel size of 42.7-inch rose 2.1-inch, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers step into other product lines

Jan 4, 11:07

First-tier China-based touch panel makers, in view of decreased orders for projected capacitive touch solutions (out-cell) used in smartphones due to increasing adoption of in-cell and on-cell touch solutions, have extended production to full bonding of TFT-LCD display panels and touch modules, cover...

Sintronic to set up polycrystalline sapphire production line

Jan 3, 11:47

Diode rectifier seller and CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) lighting maker Sintronic Technology will set up a polycrystalline sapphire production line in southern Taiwan in first-quarter 2017, with production to begin in the following quarter, according to the company.

SDP to set up 10.5G LCD display park in southern China

Jan 3, 11:38

Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) has signed with the Guangzhou city government for cooperation to set up a 10.5G LCD display park in the southern Chinese city with total investment of CNY61.0 billion (US$8.84 billion.

150 million flexible AMOLED panels to be shipped globally in 2017

Dec 30, 11:14

An estimated 150 million flexible AMOLED panels for use in smartphones will be shipped globally in 2017, triple the shipments in 2016, according to industry sources.

Foxconn increases stake in Sakai Display Products

Newswatch - Dec 29, 21:27

Taiwan's Investment Commission has approved an application filed by a local investment firm owned by Guo Shou-cheng, the eldest son of Foxconn chairman Terry Guo, to indirectly invest over JPY52.14 billion (US$448.04 million) in Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP).

Samsung Display to supply AMOLED panels for new iPhone in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Dec 29, 13:43

Samsung Display will become the exclusive supplier of AMOLED panels for use in Apple's new iPhone devices to be launched in 2017 and can supply 20 million units in maximum a month, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

HannStar Display lands orders with shipments scheduled through 1H17

Dec 28, 14:48

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through the first half of 2017 and production capacity has been quite insufficient to meet demand, company vice president said at a December 27 investors conference.

Sharp to regain own-brand TV marketing in Europe via investing in SUMC

Dec 26, 22:56

Sharp will regain marketing right of own-brand LCD TVs in the Europe market through investing JPY10.4 billion (US$88.6 million) for an over 50% stake in Cyprus-registered Skytec Universal Media Corp. (SUMC), according to Japan-based media reports.

CSOT constructing 11G LCD factory

Dec 26, 15:39

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) in late November 2016 started construction of an 11G LCD factory with monthly production capacity of 140,000 glass substrates in Shenzhen, southern China, at an investment of CNY53.8 billion (US$7.8 billion). Production of 43-, 65- and 75-inch Ultra HD LCD...

OLED to penetrate 68% of TVs in 2020, says PIDA

Dec 26, 10:46

Use of OLED panels in TVs is on the rise, and the proportion of OLED models will keep rising to 68% in 2020, especially dominating high-end TV segment, according to the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

AUO, Novatek, Chipbond to benefit from Sharp decision to stop supplying panels to Samsung, says report

Newswatch - Dec 23, 12:08

Taiwan flat panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), LCD driver IC supplier Novatek Microelectronics and driver IC packaging firm Chipbond Technology will benefit from Sharp's decision to suspend the supply of LCD panels to Samsung Electronics beginning 2017, according to a Chinese-language udn.com ...

China panel makers ship over 1 million smartphone-use AMOLED displays in 3Q16, says IHS

Newswatch - Dec 23, 11:54

China-based flat panel makers shipped more than one million AMOLED displays to the smartphone sector for the first time in the third quarter of 2016, according to IHS Markit.

CPT China subsidiary to start production in July 2017

Dec 22, 12:14

Fujian Hua Chia Cai, a China-based wholly owned subsidiary of TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), is constructing a 6th-generation TFT-LCD factory with a monthly production capacity of 30,000 glass substrates in southeastern China, with installation of production equipment scheduled for...

TV panel prices further rise in December, says IHS

Dec 21, 15:51

Prices for 40- to 43-inch LCD TV panels have risen US$3 and those for 49- to 65-inch units have increased US$5 in December, according to IHS.

CPT lands orders from China smartphone vendors

Dec 21, 15:12

TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it has obtained significant orders from two major China-based smartphone vendors, with shipments scheduled for first-quarter 2017.

Innolux denies playing a role in Sharp panel supply strategy

Dec 21, 11:44

LCD panel maker Innolux under the Foxconn Group has maintained it operates independently, denying it is playing a part in Foxconn Electronics' strategy for supply of TV applications.

TV panel supply chain in major reshuffle with Sharp set to stop shipments to Samsung

Dec 20, 12:13

Foxconn Electronics' decision to have its subsidiary Sharp stop shipping LCD TV panels to Samsung Electronics beginning 2017 will trigger a chain reaction that will also affect Sony, according to the industry sources.

Three China makers become alternative AMOLED suppliers for China smartphone vendors

Dec 16, 11:29

While Samsung Display has dominated the global supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels, China-based EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai), Tianma Micro-electronics and Kunshan Govisionox Optoelectronics have become alternative sources for first-tier China-based smartphone vendors, according to industry so...

Innolux aims to become top automotive display panel supplier

Dec 16, 10:46

LCD panel Innolux has become the globally second largest supplier of automotive applications, and as it has been tapping the Japan and China markets and seen stable demand in the US and Europe for such displays, it aims to become the worldwide top maker, according to the company.

Innolux 10.1-inch display panel with curvature of 170mm

Four 10.5G, 11G TFT-LCD factories under construction, to be constructed in China

Dec 15, 13:59

Sakai Display Product's (Sharp's subsidiary) 10G using 2,880mm by 3,130mm glass substrates) TFT-LCD factory in Japan is currently one of the highest generation plants but four 10.5G and 11G TFT-LCD factories are under construction or are planned in China, according to industry sources.

Japan Display to offer narrow-bezel, flexible LCD panels, say reports

Dec 14, 15:02

Several China-based display panel makers have invested or plan to invest to set up AMOLED production lines. Japan Display, competing against AMOLED panel makers, will offer narrow-bezel and flexible TFT-LCD panels, according to Japan-based media reports.

Handset panel prices stable in December, says Sigmaintell

Dec 14, 11:14

Mainly due to shrinking demand, prices for handset-use a-Si TFT-LCD panels in December mostly has remained unchanged on month, while those for handset-use LTPS TFT-LCD panels has dropped slightly, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

China panel makers making strong investments in OLED manufacturing

Dec 13, 12:27

China-based panel makers are making big investments in OLED technology, with EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) kicking off construction of a 6th-generation (6G) AMOLED factory. In addition to EverDisplay Optronics, China-based display panel maker BOE Technology is constructing a 6G factory for flexible...

EverDispaly Optronics (Shanghai) groundbreaking ceremony
for its 6G AMOLED factory

Flexible display shipments to surge 135% in 2017, says IHS

Dec 12, 19:14

As more smartphone manufacturers build designs using flexible display technology, shipments of flexible displays are expected to reach 139 million units in 2017, an increase of 135% compared to 2016, according to IHS. Flexible displays are expected to comprise 3.8% of total display unit shipments in...

Foxconn and Sharp plan to set up LCD TV panel factory in China, says Nikkei

Dec 12, 10:29

Foxconn Electronics and Sharp plan to cooperatively set up a 10.5G or 11G LCD TV panel factory in China at an estimated total investment of JPY800 billion (US$6.95 billion), with Foxconn mainly funding the plant and Sharp to provide manufacturing technology, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

Innolux revenues up in November

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:40

Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.167 billion (US$916.86 million) for November 2016, representing a 3.93% increase on month and 14.57% increase on year.

E Ink Holdings expects to ship 30-40 million smart tags in 2016

Dec 9, 14:52

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects to ship 30-40 million smart tags and display cards in 2016, with cumulative shipments since 2012 expected to reach 100 million units at the end of the year, according to the company, adding that shipments in 2017 will grow 20-30%...

HannStar Display ships nearly 31 million small- to mid-size panels in November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 15:42

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display shipped 30.99 million small- to medium-size panels in November, dropping 25.9% on month, according to the company.

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