A number of flat panel makers in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China are developing inkjet print OLED technology, with Japan-based JOLED likely to be the first to roll out commercial inkjet print OLED products in 2020, according to industry observers.
BOE Technology managed to become the second largest vendor in terms of global AMOLED handset panel shipments in first-quarter 2019 thanks to continued orders from Huawei for its flagship smartphone models, according to industry observers.
Highlights of the day: Server demand promising
It usually takes time for suppliers and clients to form steady partnerships, and it is also not unusual for the latter to diversify their supplies. Now the latest news from the server sector is that AWS reportedly has added Wiwynn and...
Taiwan's supply chain makers in the flat panel industry are likely to benefit from the simmering trade row between Japan and Korea which could upend Samsung Display's monopoly role for the supply of OLED panels to Apple and make BOE Technology a strong contender for the orders from the iPhone vendor,...
Innolux launches share buyback plan
Flat panel maker Innolux plans to buy back up to 80 million of its common shares from the stock market in the next two months as a means to shore up its share prices, according to a company announcement.
TV, IT panel prices to continue falling in July
Prices of flat panels for TV, IT devices and monitor applications are expected to continue to fall in July as market conditions remain volatile, according to industry sources.
EIH shipping wireless ELTs to China Eastern Airline
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has begun shipping its 2.9-inch hanging wireless electronic luggage tags (ELTs) to China Eastern Airline.
Taiwan-based e-book reader maker Netronix has been keen on developing new e-paper applications including electronic baggage tags (EBTs), smart bus stop signs and smart medical care devices, and expects demand for these solutions to pick up dramatically in the second half of 2019 and in 2020.
EIH sees revenues up sequentially in June
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported revenues of NT$1.417 billion (US$45.67 million) for June, up 19.1% on month but down 16.7% on year.
Japan trade restrictions on Korea to impact global industrial development, says AUO chairman
Any form of trade war, such as Japan's restrictions on exports of key chemical materials to Korea, will have a negative impact on global industrial development, as each of the players in the supply chain has very specific roles to play, according to Paul Peng, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO).
Top executives from Taiwan's flat panel and IPC industries have called for more government support in terms of policy commitment and funding to facilitate the development of innovative display products and application technology for smart living.
Innolux June revenues hit 4-month high
Innolux saw its revenues edge up 1.5% to a four-month high of NT$21.31 billion in June, although the figures were still down 13.9% on year.
Corning has unveiled a new automotive glass solutions facility in China's Hefei Xinzhan Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone in Anhui province.
AUO sees mild decrease in June revenues
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for June reached NT$24.34 billion (US$780.56 million), down by 1.6% on month and 2.0% on year.
Touch module sales outlook to remain bullish in 2H19
Touch module makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS) may see sales grow in the second half of 2019 though Apple may remove 3D touch sensors from all 2019 iPhone devices, according to industry sources.
Apple may expand its supplier list for OLED panels to include BOE Technology on concerns that Japan's recent restrictions on exports of fluorinated polyimides to Korea might dampen the production of OLED panels at Samsung Display, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report.
Innolux remains upbeat about 2019
Flat panel maker Innolux remains upbeat about its business prospects for 2019 as its capacity for small- to medium-size applications has been fully booked to year-end, and the company is striving to ramp up shipments to high-margin automotive segments, according to company vice president Jeffrey Yan...
Inkjet-printed (IJP) OLED display technology is set to enter mass production next year, with capacity set to rise as much as 12-fold from 2020 through 2024, according to IHS Markit.
BOE Technology Group has successfully developed in-display optical fingerprint sensing solution for LCD screen, and will start volume production of LCD panels embedded with the optical sensors by the end of 2019 for application to lower-end smartphones, according to the firm's vice president Liu Xia...
Taiwan-based flat panel maker Giantplus Technology will make efforts to solidify its position in the niche market for small- and medium-size display products, and see the shipment ratios of its automotive and industrial control panels edge higher in 2019, according to company president Akimitsu Mato...
SES-imagotag to see ESL shipments ride high in 2019-2020
Electronic shelf label (ESL) provider SES-imagotag is expected to see its shipments of ESL products grow 30% in 2019 and continue to expand 50% in 2020, buoyed by its marketing efforts in Asia and other regions, according to industry sources.
Taiwan May manufacturing production index down on year
Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 108.12 for May 2019, increasing 3.28% sequentially but decreasing 3.01% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Highlights of the day: G2 and Beyond
SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence (AI) will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionizing all industries. Son was speaking for the first time in public in Taiwan at...
G2 and Beyond: Foxconn founder sees 'one world, two systems' leadership framework forming
Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou has noted that G2 - the US and China - will replace G20 in a new leadership framework: one world, two systems.
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay expects the world's first batch of commercial production of micro LED-based smartwatches, built using its micro LED display modules, to become available in 2020, according to company sources.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments slipped 39.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, while compared to the same quarter a year...
Already detrimental to Huawei's smartphone business, the US ban will impact the telecom and enterprise equipment market in the long run
With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments continued enjoying on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019, rising 5.6%.
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...