Epistar ships RGB fine-pitch mini LED displays
Epistar has disclosed it began shipping RGB mini LED displays with pitches below 0.8mm for procurement projects in June and will start shipping to Europe-based operators of recreational centers and Chinese clients in third-quarter 2020.
Notebook panel demand to remain strong in 3Q20
Demand for notebook panels in the third quarter of 2020 will remain robust having seen strong orders during the second quarter supporting pandemic-induced remote work and study, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based AMOLED display solution developer Innovative and Transformation (INT) has developed an ultra-low power native RGB near-eye display module for applications in standalone XR devices, according to company sources.
OEM/ODM TV shipments increase in May
Global shipments of OEM/ODM TVs posted its first on-year growth since the turn of 2020 in May as the coronavirus impacts have started easing in some markets and some governments have offered subsidies to stimulate consumption, according to industry sources.
TV brands gearing up shipments for 2H20
Global TV brands are revving up efforts to spike their shipments for the second half of 2020 to make up shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the first half, according to industry sources.
In the competitive smartphone maket, product differentiation is one of the crucial factors to attract customers. Handset vendors are now looking to customized chips to achieve such production differentiation, with Xiaomi reportedly working...
Prices for TV SoCs, driver ICs set to rise
Taiwan's IC designers are mulling raising quotes for TV SoCs and driver ICs amid increasingly tight supply as Korean vendors gradually quit production of LCD panels and TVs as well as related chips solutions, according to industry sources.
End-market demand for IT products such as LCD monitors remained robust during the 618 shopping festival in China as figures from research firm AVC Revo show LCD monitor sales in China totaled 640,000 units during the event, up 14% on year.
China pushes UHD industry with homegrown standards
The Chinese government's UHD (ultra high definition) industry policy promoting 4K display applications based on its homegrown standards will be instrumental to advancing the country's 8K content industry after 2022.
PlayNitride to expand micro LED capacity
Taiwan-based PlayNitride plans to raise an additional fund of US$50 million for the establishment of its second production line for micro LED epitaxial wafers and chips, according to company CEO Charles Li.
Having seen its production lines run at full capacity since April, PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor expects its order momentum to continue into August thanks to an improved product mix, according to company sources.
Lextar ships micro LED devices in small volumes
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has begun small-volume shipments for micro LED devices to help clients develop products including 10-inch automotive dashboard displays, VR/AR displays, smartwatches and aeronautic displays, according to company chairman and CEO David Su.
TV panel prices to rise over 10% in 3Q20
LCD TV panel prices are expected to rise more than 10% in the third quarter 2020 as TV brands are building up their inventory levels for panels aiming to ramp up their shipments in the second half of the year after experiencing lackluster sales in the first half, according to industry sources.
EIH colored e-paper production running at full capacity
E Ink Holdings (EIH) has seen its colored e-paper production lines run at full capacity, with the high gear to persist through September, according to company chairman Johnson Lee.
Amtran to inject additional funds into Vietnam unit
LCD TV and monitor ODM Amtran Technology has announced plans to pour an additional investment of US$19.2 million to expand the production capacity of its plant in Vietnam, as part of its overseas deployment efforts to cope with the US-China trade tensions.
Netronix to start shipping e-paper name badges in 3Q20
Taiwan-based e-paper solution provider Netronix has landed major orders for e-paper name badges from a US-based medical testing lab in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with shipments to kick off in the third quarter of 2020, according to company CEO CM Lin.
Computex 2020 in September cancelled
Taipei Computer Association (TCA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) have announced to cancel the Computex 2020 trade show, which was originally postponed from early June to September 28-30.
Backlit unit (BLU) supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics is said to be ready to ship BLUs for Apple's upcoming iPad and iMac products slated for launch in the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
Backlit unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues for April amounted to NT$3.562 billion (US$120.51 million), up 8% sequentially, as increased shipments of high-margin ultra short-throw projectors helped lift up ASP of its projector products in the month.
Touch Taiwan 2020 pushed back to 1H21
The Touch Taiwan 2020 trade show, which was originally planned for August 26-28, has been delayed to the first half of 2021 due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the show organizer Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA).
China LED makers expanding mini/micro LED capacities
China-based major LED chip makers and packaging service providers, optimistic about demand for mini and micro LEDs, are currently pushing capacity expansions mainly for related applications, according to industry sources.
Epistar is likely to see operation swing into profitability in the fourth quarter of 2020 if the impact of the coronavirus pandemic eases off in the third quarter, according to company president Chin-yung Fan.
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments, fueled by rising work-from-home activities, are expected to undergo a sequential growth of 24% to 22.94 million units in the second quarter 2020 after such shipments plunging 20% on quarter and 9.4% on year in the previous quarter, Digitimes Research estimates.
AU Optronics (AUO) has leveraged its display technologies and teamed up with Space4Money, the company's wholly-owned subsidiary specializing in smart retail software and hardware integration solutions, to deliver interactive Smart Collection Wall and Information Wall displays, officially unveiled at...
Taiwan's supply chain makers for IT devices have indicated that heavyweight Internet service operators including Amazon, Google and Facebook all are accelerating the development of new smart speakers that mostly will come with a display targeting not only general consumers but also for remote work...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 1Q 2020
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Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2020
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 4.65 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2020.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
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Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
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