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Mirle seeing order backlog swell, says report

Aug 18, 14:01

Semiconductor and LCD panel equipment supplier Mirle Automation has seen its backlog of orders exceeding NT$10 billion (US$329.7 million), according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Digitimes Research: Wisconsin plant to accelerate Foxconn transformation

Aug 16, 15:31

The decision by Foxconn Electronics to invest US$10 billion in the US, which will include the establishment of a 10.5G TFT-LCD panel plant in Wisconsin in the initial stage, will help the company move closer to its clients and accelerate its corporate transformation, according to Digitimes Research.

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E-paper solution provider EIH reports earnings for 1H17

Aug 15, 13:55

E-paper solution providers E Ink Holding (EIH) has reported net profits of NT$798 million (US$26.35 million) or NT$0.71 per share for the second quarter of 2017.

PMOLED panel maker WiseChip reports earnings for 1H17

Aug 14, 15:41

PMOLED (passive matrix OLED) panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$127 million (US$4.184 million) or NT$2.86 per share for the first half of 2017.

Sharp is willing to help JDI, says executive

Aug 11, 16:15

Sharp is willing to extend a helping hand to beleaguered Japan Display (JDI), hoping to form a joint team to develop LCD products in Japan, according to company president Dai Cheng-wu.

China market: BOE announces plans to build its 2nd 10.5G line

Aug 11, 15:10

BOE Technology has announced plans to build its second 10.5G line in Wuhan in cooperation with the Wuhan Municipal Government and Hubei Yangtze River Economic Belt Industry Fund.

Innolux actively nurturing versatile talent for Industry 4.0

Aug 11, 09:20

While Taiwan youths are increasingly willing to work abroad in line with ongoing business globalization and world factory trends, Taiwan-based LCD panel maker Innolux is providing them with opportunities for performing on the world stage as it has completed deployments to allow cross-time-zone operations...

Coretronic acquires Calibre

Aug 10, 13:07

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in UK-based Calibre, a supplier of image processing products, specialist scalers, flat panel displays and related software products.

SY Chen, president of the visual solution business group at Coretronic

Giantplus reports earnings for 2Q17

Aug 9, 21:37

LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported net profits of NT$204 million (US$6.75 million) or NT$0.46 per share for the second quarter of 2017.

Giantplus president Pu Chia-chuan is optimistic about 2H17

Innolux revenues rise 11.05% on year in July

Aug 9, 16:04

Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.344 billion (US$838.97 million) for July 2017, representing a 9.6% drop on month and 11.05% increase on year.

iPhone suppliers see sales rising as new iPhone production gains momentum

Aug 9, 12:30

Most component and service suppliers in the iPhone supply chain have reported strong sales for July, indicating that production for new iPhone devices is gaining momentum, according to industry sources.

iPhone supply chain makers see sales momentum growing

Demand for flexible AMOLED smartphone panels growing robustly

Aug 8, 16:14

Demand for flexible AMOLED panels from the smartphone sector will continue to expand at a rapid pace in 2017 and beyond, thanks to the planned release of new AMOLED-based models from the major vendors, according to industry sources.

AMOLED smartphones growing robustly

AUO July revenues up 5% on year

Aug 8, 15:17

Taiwan-based LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues for July 2017 came to NT$28.18 billion (US$933.25 million), down by 1.4% on month but up by 5.0% on year.

TPK appoints new CEO

Aug 8, 10:56

Touch module maker TPK Holding has appointed HH Chiang to serve as its new president and CEO, replacing outgoing Michael Chung, who has decided to retire from his current post for personal reasons, according to a company announcement. The new appointment takes effect on September 1.

TPK outgoing CEO Michael Chung

HannStar Display profits wane in 2Q17

Aug 4, 11:48

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has reported net profits of NT$1.04 billion (US$34.43 million) for the second quarter of 2017, down 43.14% from the previous quarter. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.32 compared to NT$0.57 of a quarter earlier.

HannStar Display sees rebounding sales in 2H17

Chongqing HKC rolls out 1 million panels from 8.6G line

Aug 3, 22:03

China-based Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology has announced that it has rolled out one million units of panels at its 8.6G LCD line since operation started there in February 2017

Chongqing HKC 8.6G line reaches one-million-unit milestone

Commentary: The US$30 billion question for Foxconn

Aug 3, 16:06

US president Donald Trump revealed at a meeting with a group of small-business leaders August 1 that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told him privately that his company could invest as much as US$30 billion in the US, three times the figure announced by Gou at a press conference held on July 27 at the White...

LG Display OLED expansion plans to affect global TV panel market

Aug 3, 15:54

Planned investments by LG Display (LGD) to expand its OLED panel production capacity will have a profound impact on the supply of OLED panels in the global TV market.

LG Display continuing to lead in OLED TV panel production

RiTdisplay sees earnings ride high in 1H17

Aug 2, 13:44

PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has reported net profits of NT$182 million (US$6.017 million) for the first half of 2017, increasing 17.42% from a year earlier. EPS for the six-month period stood at NT$6.42 but scaled down to NT$4.43 after capital was expanded through a recent rights issue.

Machvision, Utechzone post profit growths in 2Q17

Aug 1, 16:06

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialists Machvision and Utechzone both enjoyed profit growths in the second quarter of 2017, thanks mainly to brisk demand for PCB manufacturing equipment.

Commentary: Foxconn US investment a milestone and a challenge

Jul 31, 10:24

The Foxconn Group has kicked off its US$10 billion "Flying Eagle" project in the US and will begin by building an advanced LCD panel manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. The project, considered the largest green field investment ever in the US and a milestone of Foxconn's US manufacturing venture, bears...

Samsung chip biz drives overall profit growth in 2Q17

Jul 27, 21:13

Samsung Electronics has posted a record KRW14.07 trillion (US$12.6 billion) in operating profits for the second quarter of 2017, while revenues increased 20.1% sequentially to KRW61 trillion.

Taiwan panel makers ready to face challenge from China 10.5G line

Jul 27, 15:56

While BOE Technology is slated to kick off production at its 10.5G fab in 2018 sparking concerns of panel oversupply in the coming year, AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux both have said they will move to the upper end of the panel market to lessen the impact.

BOE Technology to kick off the world's first 10.5G fab

Corning sales, profits rise sequentially in 2Q17

Jul 27, 15:30

Corning has reported its GAAP sales went up 6% on year to US$2.5 billion in the second quarter of 2017, with EPS rising sequentailly to reach US$0.42.

Foxconn to build LCD plant in Wisconsin

Jul 27, 13:56

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced plans to invest US$10 billion over four years in the US and will begin the investment project by building an advanced LCD panel manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.

Foxconn chairman Terry Goy plans to set up an ecosystem for 8K displays in the US

AUO not pessimistic about business outlook for 2H17

Jul 27, 11:48

Although the TV market encountered a round of turbulence recently and the downward spiral of panel prices is exacerbating, the prospects of the panel industry for the second half of 2017 are not pessimistic as the third quarter is traditionally a peak season and the end-market demand still remains,...

AUO chairman Paul Peng (front) and president Michael Tsai

Innolux reports NT$12.1 billion in 2Q17 net profit

Jul 26, 22:12

Innolux has announced consolidated revenues of NT$84.5 billion (US$2.782 billion) and operating income of NT$15.8 billion for the second quarter of 2017. Net profit for the quarter reached NT$12.1 billion or NT$1.22 per share.

Innolux chairman Wang Jyh-chao (left) and president Robert Hsiao

Global TV panel shipments stagnant in 1H17, says firm

Jul 26, 15:44

Global shipments of LCD TV panels totaled 123.35 million units in the first half of 2017, down 0.1% from a year earlier, according to WitsView.

AUO reports NT$9.83 billion in net profit for 2Q17

Jul 26, 14:45

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2017 came to NT$84.41 billion (US$2.78 billion), down by 4.7% from the previous quarter. Net profit attributable to owners of the company for the second quarter of 2017 was NT$9.83 billion, with a basic EPS of NT$1....

LG Display announces KRW7.8 trillion OLED fab plans

Jul 26, 14:28

LG Display (LGD) has announced plans to invest KRW 7.8 trillion (US$6.95 billion) to build two OLED lines in South Korea. Under the plans, it will make an up-front investment of KRW 2.8 trillion in a 10.5G (2,940mm x 3,370mm) large-size OLED production line at its P10 plant in Paju, Korea, where LGD's...

RiTdisplay to report impressive EPS in 1H17, says report

Jul 25, 16:19

PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay is expected to report an EPS of NT$6.00-6.50 for the first half of 2017 based on its strong sales performance recorded in the six-month period, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

TPK, O-film alliance plan in limbo

Jul 25, 13:13

A planned partnership announced early 2017 by Taiwan-based TPK Holding and China-based Shenzhen O-film Tech may not be realized due to financial issues at O-film, according to industry sources.

TPK still waiting for capital from O-film

Foxconn Group increasing presence in smartphone panel market

Jul 24, 16:02

The Foxconn Group has continued to deepen its deployment in the smartphone-use panel market and is likely to emerge as a strong player in the sector, according to industry sources.

Apple sets up OLED panel R&D line in Taiwan, says report

Jul 24, 15:05

Apple has purchased evaporators from Korea-based Sunic System to build a 2.5G OLED panel line to develop related technology and products in Taiwan, according to a Korea-based ET News report.

Large, small LCD panel prices to polarize in 2H17

Jul 24, 12:23

The prices of large-size and small- to medium-size panels are likely to be polarized in the second half of 2017 during which quotes for large-size panels are expected to trend downward due to inventory pile-ups at TV vendors, while those for small- and medium-size panels will start climbing upward...

the coming of all-screen smartphones

Full-screen smartphone shipments to surge in 2018, says Counterpoint Research

Jul 21, 16:28

Shipments of bezel-free or alternative aspect ratio smartphones will exceed 120 million units in 2017, and will more than triple in 2018, according to Counterpoint Research.

Corning acquires SpiderCloud Wireless

Jul 21, 15:44

Corning has announced it has acquired SpiderCloud Wireless, a provider of in-building wireless solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

SpiderCloud will become part of the Corning Optical Communications segment

Samsung Display to ship rigid OLED panels to Xiaomi, says report

Jul 20, 13:44

Samsung Display will start supplying Xiaomi Technology with 6-inch QHD OLED (rigid type) panels in December 2017 for the production of Xiaomi's next-generation flagship smartphones, according to a Korea-based The Bell report.

TV inventory levels at top brands escalating

Jul 20, 12:02

Inventory levels of TVs at the world's top-eight brands have scaled up recently, which could undercut demand for TV panels in the second half of 2017 and therefore push TV panel prices downward, according to industry sources.

TV inventory levels rising

Chipbond reportedly to sell partial stake in China subsidiary to BOE

Jul 19, 21:19

Speculation has circulated in the industry that Taiwan-based Chipbond Technology plans to sell part of its stake in its China-based subsidiary Chipmore Technology to BOE Technology as part of its strategic alliance with the China-based panel vendor.

Micro LED may be competitive with OLED in large-size displays

Jul 19, 14:46

While Micro LED technology is still under development and some experts think that the technology will be initially applied to small- to medium-size displays while others think the initial application will be large-size displays, large-size applications, especially TVs, will make Micro LED more likely...

Digitimes Research: Panel makers pushing 10.5G lines to enrich product mix

Jul 19, 11:39

Panel makers have been aggressively making investments in 10.5G or 11G LCD production lines anticipating that demand for 65-inch and above applications and 8K displays will surge beginning 2020.

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AUO secures NT$23 billion syndicated loans for capacity ramp

Jul 18, 15:14

Flat panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has secured a total of NT$23 billion (US$757.528 million) in syndicated loans from a banking consortium led by Bank of Taiwan.

Applied Materials builds 2nd display equipment manufacturing center in Taiwan

Jul 18, 14:08

Applied Materials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new production center to be built at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) on July 17. The new production center will be the company's second display equipment manufacturing facility in Taiwan.

Applied Materials breaks ground for construction of a new plant in Taiwan

EIH ramping ESL shipments, says paper

Jul 14, 16:02

EPD (electrophoretic display) solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) is expected to see shipments of its electronic shelf labels (ESLs) grow by a double-digit rate in 2017 as the company has begun shipping smart labels to subsidiaries of China-based Alibaba Group and JD.com, according to a Chinese-language...

Large-size panel production capacity growing, says firm

Jul 14, 14:09

The global production capacity for large-size flat panels is projecting to expand at a rate of 295,000 units a month in 2017, with more than 60% of the newly added production capacity to become available in the latter half of the year, according to WitsView.

China smartphone vendors ramping a-Si LCD panel orders

Jul 12, 10:52

Demand for smartphone-use a-Si TFT LCD panels has bounced recently, notably from China-based smartphone vendors, including Vivo and Xiaomi Technology, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

China smartphone vendors ramping a-Si LCD panels

Taiwan taps deeper into US market with advanced automotive electronics

Jul 10, 13:22

Taiwan's auto parts industry is gaining significant growth momentum for shipments to the US, now the industry's largest export outlet, as some American high-tech heavyweights are rushing to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous cars, fueling demand for advanced automotive electronics such...

Panel maker Giantplus reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 11:27

LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.034 billion (NT$33.79 million) for June, up 7.7% on month and 12.1% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$6.027 billion, increasing 5.8% from a year earlier.

Innolux, CPT perform steadily in June

Jul 10, 09:58

Flat panel maker Innolux performed steadily in June with its revenues reaching NT$28.04 billion (US$917.61 million) in the month, down 0.2% from the previous month but up 20% from a year earlier.

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