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  • ECS suffers net loss per share of NT$1.70 for 2016

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  • HTC teams up with Qingdao Publishing to tap educational VR market in China

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  • Compal expects to ship 40 million PCs in 2017

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  • Digitimes Research: Sony launches Bravia OLED TVs, Samsung beefs up marketing of QLED TVs in March

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  • MediaTek to merge with affiliate Airoha

    Before Going to Press | 6h 53min ago

  • Lenovo talking with Fujitsu about buying PC business, says Nikkei

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  • Mitac Holdings to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$2.50

    Before Going to Press | 7h 36min ago

  • Quanta to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$3.50

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  • PChome Online to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$5.583

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  • Clevo to hand out 2016 dividend of NT$0.70

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  • Competition in AI platform market intensifying

    Before Going to Press | 7h 58min ago

  • Inventec expects 10% growth in 2017 revenue from servers

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  • Hua Hong seeing robust smart card chip demand

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  • Invetec net profits stay flat in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 8h 16min ago

  • Twinhead International to not hand out 2016 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 8h 17min ago

  • Unitech Computer to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$1.30

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Flexible display market to surpass US$200 billion within five years, says Futuresource

Mar 24, 16:15

The value of products involving flexible displays will surge to over US$200 billion within five years and approach US$300 billion within a decade, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting.

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,...

Global LCD TV panel shipments in February down on month, up on year, says WitsView

Mar 24, 14:15

There were 18.71 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in February 2017, decreasing 5.8% on month but increasing 4.6% on year, according to WitsView.

Taiwan science parks post 2016 total revenues of NT$ 2.376 trillion, says MOST

Mar 23, 15:57

Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.376 trillion (US$74.97 billion) in 2016, growing 2.94% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

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.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display, LG Display decreasing reliance on imported organic materials for making flexible OLED

Mar 21, 12:08

Samsung Display and LG Display, for front-end manufacturing process of flexible OLED panels, still have to rely on imported organic materials used in vapor deposition, but the reliance is decreasing through Samsung Group's and LG Group's mergers with and stake investment in foreign enterprises to obtain...

Huawei to face AMOLED panel shortage for smartphones in 2017

Mar 16, 00:21

China-based vendor Huawei reportedly will have only 8% of its total production of smartphones featuring AMOLED panels in 2017 due to an insufficient supply of the panels.

Ineltek exhibiting ParceLive equipped with EIH-produced e-paper at Embedded World 2017

Mar 15, 15:22

Ineltek, a Germany-based independent distributor of semiconductors and display products in the UK and Ireland, is showcasing ParceLive, a live parcel tracker enabling parcel owners to access real-time information on locations and conditions of parcels in the entire process of shipment, at the Embedded...

ParceLive with a 2.9-inch screen to display information

LTPS LCD panels in growing demand from China smartphone vendors

Mar 15, 10:12

There has been increasing demand for LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) TFT-LCD panels from China-based smartphone vendors as supply of AMOLED panels by Samsung Display has been insufficient, according to industry sources.

TPK Holding to supply thin film-based touch sensors for use in AMOLED iPhone

Mar 14, 12:06

Touch panel maker TPH Holding will begin to supply thin film-based touch sensors for use in a new iPhone equipped with AMOLED display panels in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to industry sources.

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.

Innolux ships 8.49 million large-size panels in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:15

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux shipped 8.49 million large-size panels and 18.53 million small- to medium-size units in February, increasing 4.6% and 3.8% respectively on month.

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.

Sumitomo Chemical to produce curved-surface AMOLED touch panels in South Korea, says Nikkei

Mar 8, 14:50

Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical will invest JPY15 billion (US$132 million) to set up a factory for curved-surface AMOLED touch panels based on thin-film substrates in South Korea, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

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.

HannStar Display ships 35.04 million small- to medium-size panels in February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 19:08

HannStar Display shipped 35.04 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels as well as 92,000 large-size units and own-brand LCD monitors in February, slipping 1.7% and hiking 52.7% respectively on month, according to the company.

Commentary: The rise of 10.5/11G lines and new forces in global flat panel industry

Mar 7, 15:51

The groundbreaking ceremony held for a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel plant to be built by Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) in Guangzhou, China heralds a drastic change of the landscape of the global flat panel industry in the coming years.

AUO reports over 41% on-year rise in February sales

Mar 7, 14:12

AU Optronics has announced its consolidated revenue for February 2017 reached NT$29.14 billion (US$943.41 million), up by 2.7% on month and 41.6% on year.

19.63 million LCD TV panels shipped in January, says Sigmaintell

Mar 7, 11:18

There were 19.63 million LCD TV panels shipped globally in January, decreasing 8.4% on month and 1.3% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

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.

AUO recruitmnet booth at a local university

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).

OLED panels to be used in automotive displays beginning 2018, says PIDA

Mar 2, 16:15

While automotive displays have become the third largest application of small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels, use of OLED panels in automotive displays will take off in 2018, according to 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...

Foxconn chairman Terry Guo speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a 10.5G display ecosystem park

204 million large-size LCD panels shipped in 4Q16, says IDC

Mar 1, 12:10

There were 204 million large-size TFT-LCD panels shipped globally in fourth-quarter 2016, decreasing 3.7% on quarter and 6.1% on year, according to IDC.

Giantplus 4Q16 revenues hit 9-quarter high

Mar 1, 11:47

Small- to medium-size LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology's consolidated revenues reached NT$3.045 billion (US$97.4 million) in fourth-quarter 2016, the highest quarterly level since fourth-quarter 2014, the company has disclosed at a recent investors conference.

AMOLED penetration of smartphones estimated at 27.6% in 2017

Mar 1, 11:43

The proportion of smartphones with AMOLED panels is estimated at 27.6% in 2017 and may rise to 50% in 2020, according to industry sources.

Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics starts operation of 8.6G LCD line in China

Mar 1, 11:33

Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology has announced it has formally kicked off first-phase production at an 8.6G a-Si TFT-LCD factory in Chongqing City, western China. It is the first operational 8.6G line in China, the company said.

Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology 8.6G a-Si TFT-LCD factory

iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales

Feb 24, 10:48

First-quarter 2017 results of Taiwan-based makers in the iPad supply chain, notably touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), are hanging in the balance, depending on when Apple is going release its new iPad Pro lineup, according to industry sources.

LG Display may become supplier to Samsung

Feb 22, 15:04

LG Display may begin supplying LCD TV panels to Samsung Electronics in the second half of 2017 amid ongoing tight supply in the large-size TV panel industry.

AUO undaunted by China competition, says chairman

Feb 22, 11:24

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is not worried by China-based competitors' government-supported fast expansion of production capacity because the Taiwan-based firm's competitiveness is in different market segments, according to AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng.

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng

TPK to quit touch panel production for Apple Watch, say sources

Feb 21, 11:08

TPK Holding has been a suppleir of G/G (2 pieces of glass) touch panels for use in Apple Watch for two years, but since Apple adopted TOL (touch on lens) for second-generation Apple Watch in 2016, TPK has been unable to hike yield rates for TOL touch panels to a reasonable level and is therefore mulling...

Foxconn chairman pledges shares for loans

Newswatch - Feb 20, 21:35

Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou has pledged a total of 430 million Foxconn shares as collateral to borrow loans from three banks, according to data released by Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

LG Display constructing 10.5G TFT-LCD factory, says report

Feb 20, 14:28

LG Display is constructing a 10.5G TFT-LCD factory with monthly production capacity of 60,000 glass substrates in Paju City, northwestern South Korea, with the first phase to kick off in February 2018, according to South Korea-based Maeil Business News Korea.

AUO to beef up marketing of LTPS TFT-LCD panels in 2017

Feb 20, 11:06

AU Optronics (AUO) started production at a 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, in November 2016 and will boost adoption in smartphones and notebooks as well as of In-Cell LTPS TFT-LCD panels in smartphones in 2017, according to company general manager for Mobile Solutions Business Group...

Display bookings to top US$2 billion in Fiscal 2017 for Applied Materials

Feb 17, 17:02

Semiconductor equipment provider Applied Materials delivered another strong quarter for its display business, with its first quarter display revenues increasing 66% on year to US$422 million and its orders tripling to US$632 million. The company noted that since 2012 it has grown its display revenues...

HannStar becomes largest small- to medium-size panel maker in Taiwan in 4Q16

Feb 17, 16:31

HannStar Display enjoyed the spoils of its aggressive capacity expansion in the feature phone panel segment in the fourth quarter of 2016, helping Taiwan's small- to medium-panel shipments total 313 million panels, according to Digitimes Research.

OLED smartphones and the TV pricing connection

Feb 17, 16:05

One side effect of the expected craze for AMOLED panels in high-end smartphones this year is that LCD TV prices may not drop as quickly as they have in the past.

TPK Holding suffers net loss per share of NT$4.27 for 2016

Feb 17, 10:55

Touch panel maker TPK Holding suffered a net loss per share of NT$4.27 (US$0.13) for 2016, according to its fourth-quarter financial report.

Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments top 60 million in 4Q16

Feb 16, 11:59

With the TV market anticipating tight LCD panel supply due to Samsung Display moving to close down its 7G L7-1 panel line, orders to Taiwan panel makers became more aggressive as the makers built up inventory, helping Taiwan large-size LCD panel makers see a slight on-year increase in their fourth...

AUO to expand capacity at 8.5G factory

Feb 15, 15:56

AU Optronics (AUO) has set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$55.0 billion (US$1.77 billion) for 2017, NT$10.0-15.0 billion of which will be used to expand monthly production capacity at an 8.5G TFT-LCD factory in central Taiwan by 25,000-30,000 glass substrates. The additional capacity is scheduled...

Samsung reportedly earns AMOLED panel orders from Apple

Feb 15, 12:55

Samsung Display has received AMOLED panel orders from Apple for its upcoming iPhone, according to reports coming out of Korea, reinforcing a recent report from Digitimes that indicated that Apple has ordered sufficient OLED panels from Samsung Display, and that the supply chain will start working on...

Apple said to be testing China AMOLED panels

Feb 15, 12:25

China panel makers are looking to cut into the display supply chain for the iPhone, with news coming out that Apple is reportedly testing AMOLED panels from BOE Technology in consideration for use in future iPhones.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship nearly 313 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in 4Q16

Feb 14, 20:07

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers together shipped 312.94 million small- to medium-size units in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 1.0% on quarter and 10.2% on year.

AUO nets NT$6.61 billion in 2016 profit

Feb 14, 14:59

LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has reported that its net profit for 2016 came to NT$6.61 billion (US$214.23 million), up from NT$4.84 billion in net profit for 2015.

Innolux 4Q16 net operating profit hits record

Feb 13, 11:56

Panel maker Innolux generated net operating profit of NT$13.996 billion (US$441 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, its highest quarterly level on record, according to its financial report released at a February 10 investors conference.

TPK Holding to acquire equipment worth NT$2.77 billion

Feb 13, 11:36

Touch panel maker TPK Holding will acquire bonding, coating and laminating equipment worth NT$2.77 billion (US$87.9 million) in total, according to the company.

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