TV panel prices may drop in 2H17, says IHS Markit
Apr 21, 12:02
LCD TV panel prices have been on the rise for 15 months but prices for panels other than 65-inch models appear to remain unchanged currently and are likely to drop slowly and slightly in the second half of 2017, according to IHS Markit.
Innolux makes efforts to reuse water
Apr 20, 11:08
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux in 2016 adopted i-FM (intelligent facility management) 4.0 Big Data system to manage utilization of water resources at its factories in Taiwan to maximize use of recycled water, according to the company.
Innolux, Sharp cooperating on OLED panels
Apr 19, 15:07
Innolux is cooperating with Sharp for R&D of OLED technology and supporting Sharp's construction of a 4.5 OLED factory in Japan, according to Innolux honorary chairmen Tuan Hsing-chien.
59.6 million TV panels shipped globally in 1Q17, says Sigmaintell
Apr 14, 15:05
There were 59.6 million TV panels shipped globally in the first quarter of 2017, decreasing 0.8% on year, but the corresponding total panel area of 31.8 million square meters increased 11.7% on year because the average size per panel increased 0.8-inch from the preceding quarter to 44.2-inch, according...
RiTdisplay to further expand PMOLED capacity
Apr 12, 21:44
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has expanded monthly production capacity from 15,000 glass substrates originally to 18,000 units, and will further expand monthly capacity by 40% to 25,200 glass substrates at the end of 2017, company president and CEO DC Wang said at an April 12 investors conference.
CPT, HannStar Display see sequential growths in March panel shipments
Apr 11, 10:55
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it shipped 122,000 large-size TFT-LCD panels and 29.56 million small- to medium-size units in March, with the former increasing 8.6% on month and 65.4% on year and the latter growing 1.9% on month but slipping 3.3% on year. HannStar Display has revealed it...
E Ink, Sony Semiconductor Solutions to set up joint venture
Apr 11, 10:52
EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS) have announced the establishment of a joint venture for combining the former's e-paper R&D and manufacturing capability with the latter's product development and marketing expertise to develop...
Innolux reports 67.6% on-year increase in March revenues
Apr 7, 15:22
Innolux has announced its March 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$31.4 billion (US$1.03 billion), rising 14.4% on month and 67.6% on year. In March, the LCD panel maker shipped 10.23 million large-size products, up 20.5% on month. Shipments for small- to medium-size products totaled 25.47 million...
AUO records 24.5% on-year rise in 1Q17 revenues
Apr 7, 14:10
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for March 29017 came to NT$31.05 billion (US$1.01 billion), up 6.6% sequentially and 18.2% on year. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2017 totaled NT$88.56 billion, down by 3.6% on quarter but up by 24.5% on year, according to...
CSOT to set up 6G flexible AMOLED line, says report
Apr 5, 11:33
China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) will invest CNY35 billion (US$5.08 billion) to set up a 6G line for producing flexible AMOLED panels using LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) TFT-LCD backplanes in Wuhan City, central China, according to a media report.
AUO expanding capacity for 65-inch TV panels
Mar 31, 10:02
AU Optronics (AUO) expects large growth in global demand for 65-inch LCD TV panels in 2017 and is expanding monthly production capacity at an 8.5G factory from 220,000-230,000 glass substrates currently to 240,000-255,000 units at a budgeted capital expenditure of NT$10-15 billion (US$330-495 million),...
E Ink swings to operating profits in 2016
Mar 30, 10:34
EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) turned its business operations from net operating loss of NT449 million (US$14.2 million) in 2015 to net operating profit of NT$61 million) in 2016, the firm said at a March 29 investors conference.
Commentary: TPK, O-film tie-up to bring uncertainty to touch panel industry
Mar 29, 15:18
The announcement of the formation of a strategic alliance between Taiwan-based TPK Holding and its longtime China-based rival Shenzhen O-film Tech comes as a surprise to the touch panel industry. While the stock prices of the two companies have enjoyed a rally since the announcement, the effectiveness...
Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit
Mar 24, 16:04
Foxconn Electronics, after becoming the largest shareholder of Sharp, aims to increase global sales of Sharp-produced Aquos-branded LCD TVs to 10-12 million units in 2017 and will therefore hike Sharp's LVCD TV panel production capacity in Japan, according to IHS Markit.
AUO completes largest rooftop PV system in Taiwan
Mar 24, 15:19
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has completed a PV system established on roofs of two large buildings at its factory in northern Taiwan and the PV system, occupying roof area of 85,000 square meters and having installation capacity of 9.87MWp, is the largest single rooftop PV system in Taiwan,...
TPK and O-film Tech form partnership via cross holding
Mar 22, 11:33
Touch panel maker TPK Holding on March 21 announced the strategic partnership with China-based fellow maker Shenzhen O-film Tech through mutual stake investment and establishment of a joint venture with TPK and O-film Tech holding 49% and 51% stakes respectively.
China makers to expand AMOLED panel capacities, says PIDA
Mar 13, 10:59
China-based panel makers, in view of fast growing demand, will set up or expand production capacities for AMOLED panels, with eight factories to be completed or expanded in 2020, according to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
CPT ships 29.01 million small- to medium-size panels in February
Mar 9, 22:32
Panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) in February shipped 29.01 million small- to medium-size panels, increasing 28.8% on month but decreasing 1.0% on year, and 112,000 large-size units, falling 28.4% on month but hiking 86.0% on year, according to the company.
HannStar Display nets NT$1.02 per share for 4Q16
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 11:00
TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display on March 8 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$9.344 billion (US$303 million), gross margin of 46.58%, net operating profit of NT$3.522 billion, net profit of NT$3.319 billion and net EPS of NT$1.02.
GIS, TPK preparing to make 3D touch panels for new iPhone
Mar 8, 15:27
Touch panel makers General Interface Solution (GIS) and TPK Holding have set aside capex budgets of NT$5.03 billion (US$163 million) and NT$4.7 billion respectively to set up capacity to produce 3D touch panels for new iPhones to be launched in 2017.
E Ink, DNP cooperate to develop POP
Mar 8, 11:31
EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has cooperated with Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) to develop POP (point-of-purchase), an interactive advertising display for use in retail stores, and will launch the POP in April 2017, according to EIH.
TPK sees February revenues rise on year
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 16:25
TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.445 billion (US$208.03 million) for February 2017, representing a 15.47% drop on month and 19.08% increase on year.
Innolux, AUO step up recruitment
Mar 6, 15:12
TFT-LCD panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are stepping up efforts to recruit graduates from top universities in Taiwan with the former looking to hire 2,000 technicians and 800 R&D engineers and the latter 2,100 technicians and 1,200 R&D engineers, according to the two companies.
Samsung Display leading in OLED, says PIDA
Mar 3, 16:11
While several panel makers are investing in the production of OLED panels, Samsung Display has taken a far lead due to its advantages in patents on key materials, manufacturing equipment and product formulae, according to the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
SDP starts development of 10.5G LCD display ecosystem park in China
Mar 2, 11:01
Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) on March 1 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to develop a display ecosystem park consisting of a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel fab, a smart TV plant and an electronic white board and high-end display factory in Guangzhou, southern China, with the first-phase...