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.
The makers will lack competition in terms of production capacity compared to China and Japan makers, with China makers expected to begin mass production on several new LTPS lines in 2015 into 2016.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) in particular plans to produce a-Si panels and will also allocate some production to IGZO TFT technology. Additionally, AU Optronics (AUO) will aim to use the technology for high-end handset panel orders while Innolux on the other hand is expected to promote the technology for entry-level and mid-range handsets.
The Taiwan makers are also focusing on orders from China, with recent trends indicating that demand for high-resolution, low-priced units is still on the rise, making a-Si technology a competitive technology for Taiwan makers in the handset segment, Digitimes Research believes.
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