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  • Digitimes Research: Google to strengthen capabilities of Android Wear

    Before Going to Press | 9h 48min ago

  • AMD, Nvidia to see shrinking GPU demand in 4Q14 due to launch of low-cost notebooks

    Before Going to Press | 9h 49min ago

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom expected to reach nearly 400,000 4G users at end of September

    Before Going to Press | 11h 22min ago

  • Taiwan market: Carrier switching on the rise due to 4G, says NCC

    Before Going to Press | 11h 23min ago

  • Commentary: Few Taiwan-made IC parts in iPhone 6

    Before Going to Press | 11h 40min ago

  • Foxconn engaged in carbon emissions trading for energy saving

    Before Going to Press | 11h 51min ago

  • Micron reportedly to set up IC packaging/testing firm with PTI

    Before Going to Press | 11h 59min ago

  • Touch panel makers continuing to see pressure to reduce prices

    Before Going to Press | 12h 14min ago

  • Taiwan makers look to potential demand for LTE Small Cell

    Before Going to Press | 12h 14min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China makers expected to hold a 35% global proportion in small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 12h 15min ago

  • Taiwan makers expanding facilities to further enter medical segment

    Before Going to Press | 12h 15min ago

  • China market: China Mobile TD-LTE data device sales short of expectations

    Before Going to Press | 12h 16min ago

  • Japan PV module vendors talking with Taiwan solar cell makers about OEM production in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 12h 17min ago

  • Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 12h 18min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Cree reduces 2015 capex needs via stake investment in Lextar

    Before Going to Press | 12h 20min ago

  • Foxconn Zhengzhou factory ships over 6 million iPhone 6 devices, says report

    Before Going to Press | 12h 23min ago

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Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers continue to focus on a-Si panels for high-end smartphones

Sep 23, 14:51

Taiwan panel makers will continue to focus on production of a-Si panels for use in handsets to compete in the high-end smartphone panel segment, according to Digitimes Research.

LCD monitor, notebook panel pricing increases in September

Sep 23, 14:28

LCD monitor panel pricing has increased in September by roughly US$0.10-0.30 for units sized 19- to 23-inch, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

Tablet panel pricing for 7-inch units remains flat in mid-September

Sep 22, 22:39

Tablet panels sized 7-inches have remained flat on month from mid-August to mid-September while 10-inch panels have dropped 1%, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

LTPS panel technology currently sees oversupply in the market

Sep 22, 16:07

High-resolution LTPS TFT LCD technology is currently seeing an oversupply in the market.

Notebook touch panel makers expect limited shipment growth in 2H14

Sep 22, 15:26

Orders for touch panels used in notebook applications are expected to be limited in the second half of 2014 as vendors aim to release low-priced products in order to further compete in the market.

Japan firms in new push for OLED

Sep 22, 15:16

Following the announcement that Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display (JDI), Sony, and Panasonic have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED, to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D functions for OLED display panels and accelerate the development...

Sharp adjusts output at Kameyama fab to meet China handset demand, says report

Newswatch - Sep 19, 12:19

Sharp has increased its proportion of small- to medium-size panel production at one of its LCD fabs to 50% in order to meet increased demand from China vendors, according to a report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News (EDN).

Digitimes Research: Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop on-cell touch for large-size applications

Sep 19, 11:38

Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop embedded touch panels such as on-cell for use in large-size applications in addition to in-cell products, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan TV panel makers see orders surge as China vendors slash TV prices

Sep 19, 11:17

Taiwan panel makers are seeing a surge of new panel orders from China-based TV vendors for 60- and 65-inch units as the vendors expect to see sales for the two sizes increase during the October 1 holiday period due to price cuts.

Ultra HD TV demand expected to continue during October in China

Mid-range handset sales spur HD panel demand

Sep 19, 10:01

Handset panel makers are seeing steady shipments for HD panels as vendors continue to see mid-range handset sales grow in emerging markets.

CSOT holds opening ceremony for new 6G LTPS facilities

Sep 18, 14:17

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has held an opening ceremony for a 6G LTPS line that will go into mass production by the end of 2016.

Apple Watch to come with AMOLED panels from LG Display

Sep 17, 15:53

LG Display will supply Apple AMOLED panels for the Apple Watch, with shipments expected to reach about five million a month in 2015, according to sources at LG Display.

Taiwan panel makers see increased pressure from China in entry-level, mid-range segments

Sep 17, 14:59

Taiwan panel makers are continuing to see increased pressure from China makers in the entry-level and mid-range segments as China makers deepen relations with local handset vendors.

AUO enters Sony SmartWatch 3 supply chain

Sep 16, 22:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has entered Sony Mobile's supply chain for its SmartWatch 3 and will supply 1.6-inch panels.

LGD said to have sold joint venture to Compal

Sep 16, 12:09

LG Display has reportedly begun giving up its unprofitable joint ventures and has sold its stake in Lucom Display Technology, a joint venture with Compal Electronics, to the Taiwan-based ODM, according to a Korean-language report in The Bel citing sources from South Korea's IT industry.

Industry observers hold different views on Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2014

Sep 15, 15:59

Ultra HD TVs are gaining traction in the market and industry observers estimate that China will help drive global shipments to more than 15 million units in 2014.

TV panels produced in China to meet nearly 60% of local demand in 2015, says report

Sep 15, 14:56

TV panels produced in China during 2015 are expected to meet nearly 60% of LCD TV panel demand in the nation during the year as makers including China-based China Star Optoelectronics, (CSOT), CEC Panda LCD Technology and BOE expand production capacity, and as Korea based makers bump up production...

Digitimes Research: China panel makers shift 8.5G capacity to small- to mid-size applications

Sep 15, 14:17

China panel makers are starting to show signs of shifting production capacity on 8.5G lines from large-size applications to small- to medium-size ones in order improve operating margins and to avoid excess supply of large-size panels produced from the lines, according to Digitimes Research.

Smartphone panel pricing expected to dip during mid-September

Sep 12, 11:54

Smartphone panel pricing for units sized 4- to 5-inch is expected to show negative growth on month from mid-August to mid-September 2014.

Wintek announces decline in August revenues

Sep 12, 10:39

Wintek has announced an over 15% decline in revenues during August due to major customers adjusting product lineups.

Panel makers see orders increase for large-size, high-resolution smartphone panels

Sep 11, 21:15

Panel makers are seeing orders increase for large-size, high-resolution smartphone panels as vendors in China and Korea continue to release new models.

China panel makers increase large-size shipments by 42.8% in 1H14

Sep 11, 15:27

China-based panel makers' total shipments of large-size panels reached 68.48 million in the first half of 2014, up 42.8% on year, to hold a 16.7% global market share, up 4.3ppt on year, according to China research firm Ʃintell.

Digitimes Research: O-Film sees weaker-than-expected gross margins because of reliance on outside module purchasing

Sep 11, 14:39

With demand over smartphone specifications continuing to rise and most smartphone vendors have been demanding touch panel makers supply semi-completed panels with LCD and touchscreen modules already fully laminated, large China-based touch panel makers have all been aggressively increasing their full-laminated...

Digitimes Research: China touch panel shipments grow in 2Q14

Sep 10, 21:18

China makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets, tablets and notebooks grew 32.6%, 0.3% and 32.2%, respectively, on quarter in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Supply chains expect to see increased orders from Samsung until 4Q14

Sep 10, 15:18

Touch panel maker EELY and small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology are seeing increased orders from Samsung Electronics, and expect the orders to remain strong until the fourth quarter of 2014.

CPT, HannStar Display report on-year decreases in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 11:45

LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have both reported on-year decreases in August consolidated revenues.

Taiwan panel makers report mixed August performance

Sep 9, 16:28

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced consolidated revenues in August 2014 reached NT$35.5 billion (US$1.18 billion), down 0.7% on month and down 4.4% on year.

Panel pricing sees slight increases in September, says WitsView

Sep 9, 15:59

In September, prices for medium- to large-size panels including 32-, 39- and 39.5-inch units as well as semi-finished products continued to rise on month by US$1-2. Prices for 40- and 42-inch units stayed flat by contrast, although some customers accepted a US$1 price hike for 40-inch units. Panels...

Digitimes Research: China panel maker operating margins continue to increase; BOE to expand AMOLED panel capacity by over 225%

Sep 9, 15:13

China's panel makers have reported increased operating margins in the first half of 2014 largely due to their efforts in promoting smartphone, tablet and low-priced LCD TV panel products, with Tianma Optoelectronics reaching 5.4%, BOE 4.8% and China Star Optoelectronics 3.7%, according to Digitimes...

LG Display intensifies touch panel competition

Sep 9, 15:02

LG Display has been bumping up efforts to land embedded touch panel orders from end customers, prompting increased efforts from Taiwan makers including AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) to further compete in the touch panel industry.

TPK reports on-year increase in August revenues

Sep 5, 15:21

TPK has announced that its August 2014 revenues reached NT$10.54 billion (US$352.5 million), up 11.7% on year but down 0.8% on month.

AUO continues to see orders for vehicle displays

Sep 4, 22:07

AU Optronics (AUO) is continuing to see orders for new display technologies sized 7- and 9-inch used in luxury vehicles.

Truly to expand production capacity for touch panels in September

Sep 4, 21:17

Truly Optoelectronics is expected to expand production capacity for touch panels by the end of September 2014.

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TPK revenues drop in August

Stockwatch - Sep 4, 16:25

Touch panel maker TPK has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.443 billion (US$314 million) for August 2014, representing a 11.17% drop on month and 57.83% drop on year.

LG Display starts mass production of circular plastic OLED displays

Sep 4, 15:21

LG Display has announced that it has started mass production of the world's first circular plastic OLED (P-OLED) display. The cutting-edge display will be used for the LG G Watch R to be showcased at IFA 2014 in Berlin.

Taiwan supply chains show optimism about orders from China-based handset vendors

Sep 4, 14:22

Taiwan supply chains are showing optimism about orders from China-based handset vendors as they are making attempts to further expand into markets throughout Southeast Asia, as well as India, Europe and North America.

Production issues at China fabs bring new orders to Taiwan touch panel makers

Sep 3, 21:05

China touch panel makers have recently taken measures to adjust production capacity in order to meet increased demand for the third quarter of 2014. In doing so, the makers have faced production issues, leading to a downturn in shipments. As a result vendors have decided to allocate their orders to...

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Digitimes Research: CSOT expected to ship 25 million LCD TV panels in 2014

Sep 2, 22:54

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) is expected to reach 25 million in LCD TV panel shipments during 2014 to hold a 10% global market share, driven largely by demand from China TV vendor TCL, according to Digitimes Research.

Notebook panel supply expected to see 20% shortage in 3Q14

Sep 2, 21:46

Notebook panel supply is expected to see a 20% shortage in the third quarter of 2014 as panel makers have shifted production capacity to other applications.

Supply chains ramp up production for 9.7-inch iPad

Sep 2, 21:45

Supply chains are ramping up production for components used in Apple's soon-to-be-released 9.7-inch iPad.

LG Display opens first overseas LCD panel plant in China

Sep 2, 15:30

LG Display has announced the opening of its first overseas LCD panel fabrication plant in Guangzhou, China, expanding its presence by adding to its existing module assembly plant in the city.

Panel makers look to vehicle industry as handset panel shipments remain conservative

Sep 1, 22:04

Taiwan panel makers are looking to maintain performance through vehicle display shipments as their handset panel shipments are expected to maintain only slight growth through the end of 2014 mainly due to less-than-expected 4G developments in China.

Trends and technologies at Touch Taiwan 2014

Sep 1, 22:02

The 2014 Touch Taiwan exhibition focused mainly on larger-size, higher-resolution technologies, ranging from TV and monitor applications to handset and tablet technologies, with the show demonstrating that value-added features and services are now a crucial aspect to makers' development, as is supply...

Makers expect UHD TV panels and WQHD handset panels to gain more traction in 2015

Sep 1, 14:53

AU Optronics (AUO) expects the development of TV panels to have a strong focus on Ultra HD and curved applications equipped with wide color gamut (WCG) technology in 2015, according to company president Paul Peng.

Three-quarters of high resolution smartphone LCDs will ship to Apple and China vendors, says DisplaySearch

Aug 29, 16:15

According to DisplaySearch, Apple and China-based vendors are expected to purchase nearly three-quarters (73%) of all high resolution LCDs using LTPS and oxide TFT technologies for smartphones. LTPS and oxide TFT LCDs will comprise 26% of all handset panel shipments in 2014, an increase of 8pp from...

Touch Taiwan 2014: ITRI features new one-step production method for touch panels

Aug 29, 15:45

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its new metal mesh technology at Touch Taiwan 2014 that features a "one-step" roll-to-roll production method.

Digitimes Research: JDI WQHD technology gaining traction in China high-end smartphone market

Aug 29, 15:36

Japan Display's (JDI) WQHD panel technology is furthering its way into the high-end panel segment, most notably in China, where high-end panel demand is continuing to grow. JDI has not only improved production capabilities, but has also expanded its business model through cooperation with its subsidiary...

Panel makers see increased orders for vehicle applications

Aug 28, 21:14

Panel makers are seeing new orders from vehicle vendors as they plan to release new vehicles with increased smart display features.

Digitimes Research: China small- to medium-size panel shipments to increase 12.9% in 2H14

Aug 28, 15:34

China makers expect to see their small- to medium-size panel shipments increase 12.9% in the second half of 2014 compared to the first half of the year, according to Digitimes Research.The rise will represent a 13.5% on-year increase.

LTPS to become mainstream in handset industry, says CEO of Taiwan Display

Aug 28, 14:36

LTPS-based panels currently account for 10% of handset shipments, but with Japan Display and China-based BOE's aggressive capacity expansions, LTPS panels are expected to become the mainstream in the handset industry in 2-3 years, according to chairman and CEO of Taiwan Display, a subsidiary of Japan...

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