AUO aims at 20% market share for eTP touch panels for notebooks in 2013
May 24, 10:42
Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) has extended production from TFT-LCD panels to touch panels based on an eTP process, and aims to reach a global market share of 20% for notebook touch panels in 2013, with eTP panels to be adopted by the five largest touchscreen notebook vendors, according to the comp...
AUO to supply panels for use in 2nd-gen Nexus 7, say sources
May 23, 22:11
Co-created by Google and Asustek Computer, the second-generation Nexus 7 will start shipping the end of the second quarter and is expected to hit market shelves in the third quarter, according to supply-chain sources. The new tablet will feature a 7-inch low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) panel, produced...
Samsung showcases new displays at SID 2013
May 22, 21:00
Samsung Display is sporting its new Full HD (1920 by 1080) mobile AMOLED display and an 85-inch Ultra HD TV panel at SID 2013. Additionally, the company is displaying its Diamond Pixel technology, and a featured LCD technology that enables local-dimming control in direct LED-based LCD panels.
E Ink launches 3 pigment electronic paper display
May 22, 20:41
E Ink has introduced the E Ink Spectra, a three pigment electronic paper display (EPD), featuring black, white and red pigments. Spectra is currently being shown at SID Display Week 2013.
Can Ultra HD TVs avoid the fate of 3D sets? asks IHS
May 22, 15:30
TV industry participants gathering at the Society for Information Display (SID) 2013 Display Week event are showcasing the product they hope will rejuvenate the market: the Ultra HD set. But can Ultra HD TVs avoid the dismal fate of another product touted as the industry's savior just a few years ago,...
Sharp to produce 3 types of IGZO LCD panels for notebooks
May 21, 21:27
Sharp will begin production of three types of IGZO LCD panels that boast pixel densities among the highest in the industry, according to the company. These LCD panels are intended for use in notebooks and will come in 11.6-, 14-, and 15.6-inch sizes. Production is scheduled to begin in June 2013 at...
3M announces new development of quantum dot enhancement film
May 21, 20:41
3M has announced it is in the final stages of scale-up for its new 3M quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF). 3M has teamed with Nanosys to produce the 3M QDEF solution specifically to deliver more color, and to make devices such as smartphones, tablets and TVs, lighter, brighter and more energy efficient,...
New Vision Display exhibits PMVA color display based on Corning Willow Glass
May 21, 19:58
New Vision Display (NVD) and Corning are exhibiting an ultra-slim glass passive matrix vertically aligned (PMVA) color display based on Corning Willow Glass at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2013. The display has the optical properties of thicker glass, while enabling a significantly...
BenQ Materials expects performance to improve in 2Q13
May 21, 16:00
BenQ Materials, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO) that largely focuses on producing polarizer products, expects its performance to improve on quarter during the second quarter 2013, according to industry sources.
AUO publishes 65-inch Full HD OLED panel technology paper at SID Display Week
May 21, 12:28
AU Optronics (AUO) is participating in Display Week 2013, held by SID (Society for Information Display) in Vancouver from May 19-24. AUO's R&D team has submitted 13 papers to SID's Technical Symposium, including the paper debut of what it claims is the world's largest 65-inch Full HD OLED TV pan...
Handset vendors in discussion over producing 6-inch and larger phones
May 20, 15:51
Following the release of various-sized 6-inch and larger handsets from Asia-based vendors such as Huawei Device and Samsung Electronics, Nokia is reportedly in discussion about making larger-size handsets that may be released in the next year, according to industry sources.
HannStar Display posts 1Q13 profits
May 17, 14:18
TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has posted revenues of NT$7.57 billion (US$254 million), gross margin of 27.36%, net operating profit of NT$1.328 billion, net profit of NT$1.315 billion and net EPS of NT$0.45 for first-quarter 2013.
China market: Several smartphone components in short supply
May 17, 14:11
A shortage in the supply of some key components, including high-end camera modules, touchscreen panels and multi-chip package (MCP) memory chips, is worsening in the smartphone industry supply chain in China, according to industry sources.
Demand for small-size panel driver ICs stays strong
May 16, 21:46
Demand for small-size LCD driver ICs has remained strong thanks to brisk smartphone sales in China, which is set to drive revenue growth for related suppliers including design houses, foundries and backend firms in the second quarter of 2013.
Samsung reportedly to supply panels for Microsoft 7.9-inch tablet
May 15, 22:18
Microsoft will reportedly release a 7.9-inch Surface tablet at the end of June featuring displays from Samsung Display, but LG Display (LGD) and Taiwan-based firms have yet to be included in the panel supplier list for the new device, according to industry sources.
More TV panel makers discuss producing enhanced Ultra HD TV panels
May 15, 21:48
Panel makers are already planning what kind of products to produce throughout the rest of 2013 and into 2014, including Ultra HD TV panels equipped with wide color gamut (WCG) technology for color saturation as high as NTSC 100% along with glasses-free 3D technology, according to industry sources.
E Ink to begin mass producing 13.3-inch flexible EPDs in 2H13
May 14, 21:40
E Ink Holdings has announced the upcoming release of E Ink Mobius, a new flexible e-paper display (EPD) technology. The company claimed E Ink Mobius will be the first flexible display technology that will go into mass production for a large format digital paper product based on flexible TFT technology...
CPT announces April 2013 performance
May 10, 15:41
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has announced that its consolidated net sales for April 2013 reached NT$45.27 billion (US$1.52 billion), up 2% on month and 10.5% on year.
AUO reports April 2013 consolidated revenues
May 9, 16:01
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its preliminary consolidated April 2013 revenues reached NT$37 billion (US$1.25 billion), down 2.4% on month but up 21.9% on year.
Innolux announces April 2013 performance
May 9, 15:59
Innolux Corporation has announced its April 2013 unaudited consolidated revenues reached NT$40.9 billion (US$1.39 billion) in April 2013, a decrease of 7.9% on month but an increase of 13.1% over April 2012.
Giantplus expects to see turnaround in 2Q13
May 9, 12:38
Giantplus Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of small- to medium-size LCD panels and touch panels, expects its performance to improve in the second quarter of 2013 due to orders from smartphone vendors as well as Japan-based camera vendors, according to industry sources.
Samsung and LG to add new TV panels to their lineups
May 9, 12:30
Samsung Display has plans to produce 48-inch TV panels by the end of 2013 while LG Display is planning to produce 48.5- and 55-inch TV panels during the first half of 2014, according to industry sources.
Nokia shifts panel orders to Innolux and CPT amid Samsung adjustment
May 8, 15:09
Nokia is reportedly shifting some of its panel orders away from Samsung Display to Taiwan-based Innolux Corporation and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) as a result of recent TFT LCD panel production capacity adjustments made by Samsung, according to industry sources.