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LED firm Brightek cautious about 2Q22
LED packaging specialist Brightek Optoelectronic has expressed caution about its business prospects for the second quarter, when sales are expected to hit bottom for 2022.
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux expects second-quarter 2022 shipments of large-size panels to increase 7-9% sequentially and those of small- to medium-size panels to rise 17-19% sequentially, but the corresponding average selling price (ASP) is expected to drop 10-13%, according to the company.
Samsung Display (SDC) has begun R&D in a bid to reduce thickness of existing QD (quantum dot)-OLED panels, according to The Elec.
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) saw April consolidated revenues of NT$20.223 billion (US$682 million) decrease 27.89% sequentially and 31.68% year-on-year, while fellow maker Innolux had those of NT$20.610 billion slipping 13.85% sequesntially and 32.08% year-on-year.
Coretronic shipped 44,000 projectors and visual solution devices as well as 2.829 million LED backlight units (BLUs) in April, the former decreasing 69% sequentially and remaining unchanged year-on-year, and the latter slipping 39% sequentially and 38% year-on-year.
Innolux will showcase at 2022 SID Display Week its metaverse applications, such as 3D immersive VR, naked-eye N3D.
III-V compound semiconductor wafer foundry service provider Unikorn Semiconductor may return to monthly profits by the end of 2022, according to company chairman Wayne Shih.
Taiwan's leading display driver IC (DDI) supplier Novatek Microelectronics has estimated its second-quarter 2022 revenues, gross margins and net profits to slightly fall sequentially on impacts from unfavorable macro environments, after posting strong first-quarter results.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects its shipments in May to be impacted by COVID lockdowns in China, but shipments will return to be normal in June, according to the company.
LCD panel maker HannStar Display has posted consolidated revenues of NT$4.956 billion (US$171 million), gross margin of 15.09%, operating profit of NT$294.3 million, and net loss of NT$428.8 million for first-quarter 2022.
BenQ Materials continues expanding production capacity to meet growing demand for separator films for EV batteries, defying economic uncertainties around the world, according to company chairman Chen Chien-chih.
PlayNitride has disclosed it is expanding microLED panel production capacity, with first-quarter 2022 revenue exceeding that of full-year 2021.
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