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Friday 17 September 2021
Flexible AMOLED + On Cell design adopted for iPhone 13 series
Flexible AMOLED + On Cell display design is adopted for 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, according to industry sources.
Friday 17 September 2021
TV-use panel makers cut back on production to curb price falls
Viewing that prices for TV-use LCD panels began to drop significantly in August 2021, China-based LCD panel makers BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) as well as LG Display began to reduce the production of such panels in September, a bid to prevent such prices from dropping further, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 15 September 2021
91.4 million automotive display panels shipped globally in 1H21
Global automotive display panel shipments reached 91.4 million units in first-half 2021, increasing 39.1% on year, according to Omdia.
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Xiaomi unveils concept smart glasses
China-based Xiaomi has unveiled a pair of concept smart glasses featuring microLED micro-display matched with optical waveguide technology and weight of only 51g.
Monday 13 September 2021
Epistar to expand miniLED capacity by 50% in 2022
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has fully utilized production capacity for mini LEDchips used in backlighting and will expand the capacity by 50% in 2022, according to industry sources.
Thursday 9 September 2021
AUO August revenues decline sequentially despite increased shipments
AU Optronics (AUO) shipped LCD panels totaling 2.171 million square meters in August, increasing 3.6% on month, but its consolidated revenues for the month decreased 1.91% sequentially to NT$32.710 billion (US$1.17 billion) due to panel price declines.
Friday 3 September 2021
India may consider technology transfer to develop local TV supply chains
In view of the high growth in demand for TVs in India, India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) recommends that the India government set up local TV supply chains. As it is not easy to set up a local TV panel supply chain competitive in production cost in India, the transfer of panel technologies from overseas panel makers could be a feasible strategy.
Friday 3 September 2021
TCL targets 10 million miniLED-backlit LCD TVs for annual production capacity 2024
China-based TCL will expand the annual production capacity for miniLED-backlit LCD TVs to 10 million units in 2024, with miniLED backlighting to penetrate over 60% of its large-size LCD TVs in the year, according to industry sources.
Thursday 2 September 2021
Highlights of the day: Chip shortage reportedly hinders new MacBook Pro production
Chip shortages have been troubling many vendors, including Apple, whose much anticipated miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro series may be unveiled later than expected. The electric vehicle market looks so promising that many companies are eager to have a share, including Chinese handset vendor Xiaomi, which has just set up an EV business. LCD TV panel prices had soared for months until recently, and they are expected keep falling till year-end 2021.
Thursday 2 September 2021
TV panel pricing may keep falling till year-end 2021
LCD TV panel prices have been falling at a rapid pace since August, and may continue dropping until year-end 2021, as demand for TVs in developed countries has been declining and most of TV vendors have decreased panel procurement, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 31 August 2021
Prices for LCD TV panels to fall in September, says Sigmaintell
September prices for LCD TV panels drop from August levels by US$9-13 per panel, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.
Wednesday 25 August 2021
ICEA recommends establishment of LCD TV supply chains in India
Viewing that there are no local supply chains for LCD TVs in India, India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) recommends that the India government set up local TV panel production lines.
Wednesday 25 August 2021
Taiwan PC monitor shipments fall in 2Q21, says Digitimes Research
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments fell nearly 7% sequentially to 22.12 million units in the second quarter of 2021, due mainly to shortages of related components and materials, according to Digitimes Research.
Wednesday 25 August 2021
Giantplus optimizing product mix for profitability
Small- to medium-size LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has been adjusting product mix by hiking revenue proprotions for niche-market and car-use applications in a bid to hike overall profitability, according to the company.
Tuesday 24 August 2021
GIS invests in production of in-display fingerprint recognition, car-use coated glass
Touch module maker General Interface Solution (GIS) will invest in production of in-display fingerprint recognition modules and film-coated anti-reflection and anti-glare cover glass for use in automotive displays at an existing factory in Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP).
Friday 20 August 2021
LCD panel maker AUO to speed up transformation for continued business growth
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will speed up the upgrading of its business operation to maintain business growth through bi-axial transformation, that is, strengthening R&D of high-end display technologies and enlarging its ecosystem via a strategic partnership with, stake investment in, joint venture or a merger with downstream makers and developers of solutions, according to company chairman and CEO Paul Peng at the 2021 shareholders' general meeting on August 19.
Wednesday 18 August 2021
World's largest TV vendors increase panel procurement in 3Q21
The nine world's largest TV vendors will procure 42.60 million TV panels in the third quarter of 2021, growing 4.4% on quarter but slipping 8.0% on year, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.
Friday 13 August 2021
Qisda expects high value-added business to take up 50% by 2022
EMS provider Qisda had 32% of second-quarter 2021 consolidated revenues of NT$55.984 billion (US$2.00 billion) coming from high value-added business groups and aims to hike the revenue proportion to over 50% by the end of 2022, according to company chairman and CEO Peter Chen at the investor conference on Aug 12th.
Thursday 12 August 2021
ASC 100: Muramoto Electron makes electronics component and car parts
Muramoto Electron (Thailand), or METCO, is a subsidiary established in 1987 in Bangkok, Thailand by Muramoto Industry. METCO manufactures semiconductors, car parts, car stereo components, central control parts, camera parts, printer parts, and other electronics components.
Thursday 12 August 2021
TCL sees 1H21 revenues, profits hike on year
China-based TCL Technology Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY74.299 billion (US$11.45 billion) and net profit of CNY6.784 billion for the first half of 2021, soaring 153.29% and 461.55% respectively on year.
Wednesday 11 August 2021
Coretronic July revenues down on month
Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.020 billion (US$144 million) for July, dipping 3.68% on month but rising 8.40% on year, and those of NT$25.693 billion for January-July grew 13.12% on year.
Tuesday 10 August 2021
AUO 2Q21 operating profit hits 13-year high
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has reported operating profit of NT$20.285 billion (US$726 million) for second-quarter 2021, the highest quarterly level since third-quarter 2008.
Friday 6 August 2021
Global OEM TV shipments rise 16.5% in 1H21
Global shipments of OEM TVs totaled 45.9 million units in the first half of 2021, up 16.5% on year, according to AVC Revo. But challenges lie ahead as end-market demand is slowing down.
Thursday 5 August 2021
Chip shortage continues to impact LCD panel makers
Taiwan-based LCD panel makers continue to feel the impact of chip shortages, which will likely persist for the next 2-3 years, according to industry sources.
Thursday 5 August 2021
Innolux to sign long-term supply contract for 10.5G panels from China
Innolux has disclosed it will sign a 12-year (2021-2033) contract with SDP Global (China) for the latter to supply 10.5G panels during 2021-2033, and will pay CNY4 billion (US$618 million) in installment for the deal.