Sharp ranks 43rd on the 2022 edition of DIGITIMES Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), with a revenue of US$22.79 billion. Although its revenue lags behind the likes of Sony, LG Electronics, Panasonic, and Midea, with an annual growth of 715.5%, Sharp's profit ranks among the top. Sharp is also the only brand company in the ASC 100 top 50 led by a Taiwanese.
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.
Based on TV vendors' prduct developments, demand for COB (chip on board) miniLED-backlit LCD TVs in 2022 is strong but may see some delays mainly due to impact of inflation and COVID lockdowns in some Chinese cities, according to Patrick Fan, chairman for Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar.
Porotech, a developer of microLED and GaN-based semiconductor technology, showcased what it called the world's first set of native indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based red, green and blue microLED displays at 1920x1080 resolution with at least two million nits of brightness at Touch Taiwan 2022.
Samsung Electronics' foundry business achieved its highest-ever first-quarter sales, thanks to solid demand from all applications and improvements in the yields of the advanced process, the vendor has claimed when announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2022.
AUO Display Plus, AU Optronics' subsidiary specializing in industrial and commercial display panels, is showcasing three smart solutions jointly developed with partners as well as in-house-developed smart capsule offices at the Touch Taiwan 2022 International Display Exhibition during April 27-29, according to the company.
Touch display supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) is showcasing its latest transparent and curved LED screens at Touch Taiwan 2022, along with under-display fingerprint sensors and 3D image sensors for multi-sector applications.
InZiv, a technology provider of high-resolution inspection and repair of microLED, QLED, and OLED displays, announced that it has raised US$10 million in a Series A1 round led by BlueRed Partners, a Singapore based venture capital fund. Co-investors include OurCrowd, a number of Asian family offices, and existing investors. InZiv will use the capital to accelerate its product development of fast electroluminescence (EL) and photoluminescence (PL) automated solutions, make strategic company appointments, and expand its global presence with a particular focus on the US and Asia to support growing customer demand. The company has also announced that Yishai Klein, managing partner and co-founder of BlueRed Partners, and Itzhak Edrei, president emeritus of Tower Semiconductor, will be joining the board of directors.
Innolux has disclosed it will showcase its latest, cutting-edge technologies and their various applications - InnoLED, Multi-user N3D, PolarBlack, and miniLED - at the 2022 Touch Taiwan Smart Display Exhibition from April 27-29.
Vehicle-connected cameras, sensors, and mmWave radars will enhance driving/riding experiences in the future. As electric vehicle (EV) gains popularity, the seating space will enlarge and more interactive mobility services will be provided in vehicles on larger screens with higher resolution, according to AU Optronics (AUO) R&D manager Chen Yu-chi.
Samsung Electronics' recent release of its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone series and successive launch of home appliances and monitors is giving the world a clearer picture of the company's 2022 hardware product promotion and sales strategy.
VR/AR product shipments are forecast to grow 86% from 2020 to 2024 to exceed 76 million units, with microLED considered the key to optimizing display technology of metaverse applications, according to industry sources.
Samsung Electronics has provided its earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2022, estimating operating profits of about KRW14.1 trillion (US$11.6 billion) on consolidated revenues of approximately KRW77 trillion.
Enterprises, for business operations in 2022, must be cautious about three challenges: Geopolitical risks, economic impact of inflation, pressure (from governments' policies and clients' requirements) regarding net zero carbon emission, according to chairman Paul Peng of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA) as well as TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO).
E-Led Electronic has patented a 3D AR head-up display (HUD) technology, which can be used to achieve holographic displays in the metaverse. Even though the popularity of the metaverse has reached the automotive industry, Hsi-Hsun Chen, chairman of E-Lead Electronic, is not jumping headfirst into the metaverse hype, believing it is hard to predict when exactly the metaverse will even truly be implemented.