Coretronic has warned that its shipments of energy-saving devices, mainly backlight units (BLUs) for IT products, OEM devices and TVs, are likely to fall by 50% on year in the first quarter of 2020, affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Taiwan-based handset display driver IC backend specialists have seen customer orders slow down, with poor order visibility for the next several months, but they expect demand to rebound in the second half of this year, according to industry sources.
LCD panel supply chain to remain tight in next 2 months
Supplies of components and raw materials within the display industry are expected to remain tight in the next two months as a full-scale resumption of operations of related supply chain makers remains uncertain in China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to industry sources.
Coronavirus outbreak impact: Digitimes Research estimates impacts on major Chinese IT sectors
The coronavirus outbreak is hitting hard the ICT industries and markets in China. Digitimes Research provides a preliminary estimation on the impacts on four major sectors: semiconductors, display panels, handsets and notebooks. Many...
Coronavirus to deal a heavy blow on panel demand
Demand for TV and handset panels is expected to take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak, which is likely to dampen significantly consumer demand for TVs and handsets in the end market, particularly in China, according to industry sources.
GIS reports decreased sales for January
Touch panel maker General Interface Solutions (GIS) has disclosed revenues of NT$7.294 billion (US$242.28 million) for January, down 27.6% on month and 28.6% on year.
LCD fabs in Wuhan may suffer material shortages
LCD fabs run by BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) and Tianma Microelectronics in Wuhan - the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak - may suffer a shortage of upstream raw materials due to mounting transport curbs in China as a means to contain the epidemic, according to industry...
Epistar has maintained manufacturing of all its mini LED products in Taiwan and therefore progress in developing and promoting mini LED products is not affected by the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Demand for mini LED rising, says Lextar chairman
Demand for mini LED applications is taking off, according to David Su, chairman and CEO for vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics.
Optical film supplier Wah Hong Industrial expects its sales momentum to continue in 2020, having seen its revenues grow 26.67% to NT$9.819 billion (US$324.81 million) in 2019.
Corning sees profit drop in 2019
Corning has reported its full-year 2019 revenues grew 2% annually to reach US$11.5 billion, while net income for the year arrived at US$960 million, falling 10% compared to 2018's US$1.07 billion.
Taiwan-based hinge makers are expected to ramp up substantially their output for foldable smartphones starting the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
Mini, micro LED catch eyes at CES 2020
Sony, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics had showcased large-size micro LED TVs while China-based TCL, Konka and Leyard Optoelectronic had exhibited large-size RGB (red-, green-, blue-light) fine-pitch mini LED displays at CES 2020 during January 7-10, signaling that micro LED TVs will have a good...
GLT to have clear LGP order visibility in 2020
Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects its revenues and profit to hit new highs in 2020, powered by its expanded capacity and clear order visibility, according to company chairman Lee Mang-shiang.
LCD equipment makers eyeing OLED, mini/micro LED markets
Taiwan-based LCD equipment makers could return to a growth track in 2020 by shipping more of their equipment for the manufacture of OLED and mini LED-backlit panels after ending 2019 with decreased revenues, according to industry sources.
Commercial inkjet printed OLED displays may come in 2 years: Q&A with Merck CEO of performance materials Kai Beckmann
Merck demonstrated its materials and technologies at the recently concluded CES 2020, focusing on four major aspects - smart city, immersive displays, in-memory computing, and AI-optimized quantum computing.
Competition heating up in large-size OLED panel market
Flat panel makers in Korea, Japan and China have been committing heavy investments for building their respective capacities for large-size OLED panels since the second half of 2019, and the move is likely to usher in a new stage of competition in the global panel industry in the coming years.
Taiwan-based display driver IC designers and backend specialists are looking to ready additional capacities by mid-2020 to meet growing demand for OLED driver ICs, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has partnered with China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic to exhibit three models of RGB mini LED fine-pitch displays with a pitch of 0.6mm at CES 2020.
Corning gears up for automotive displays
Corning has announced the industrialization of its ColdForm technology for curved automotive display systems. Driven by consumer demand for more in-car infotainment and connectivity, ColdForm technology enables larger, curved, and more integrated displays designs, said the vendor.
Panasonic announces VR eyeglasses using micro OLED
Panasonic is showcasing high dynamic range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) eyeglasses featuring micro OLED at CES 2020.
CES 2020 has started with a bang. Big companies - such as Intel, AMD, and Samsung - and startups alike are showcasing their latest products and innivations at the annual show in Las Vegas. For the display sector, mini and micro LED technologies are catching attention, with Samsung demonstrating its...
Innolux and Tanvas partner to deliver TanvasTouch surface haptics in automotive display
Tanvas, a developer of next-generation multi-touch haptic technology, has teamed with Innolux to produce a 15-inch automotive-qualified touch display using TanvasTouch, programmable textures and haptic effects on smooth, physical surfaces.
Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil plans regarding hardware specifications of its new micro LED displays as well as investment and schedule for micro LED display production at CES 2020 during January 7-10, according to industry sources.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will establish a joint-venture maker of mini LED and micro LED chips and modules with China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic in Wuxi, eastern China, according to Epistar.
Global tablet market – 4Q 2019
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.23 million units in fourth-quarter 2019 as white-box vendors had excess inventory, causing...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2019
Because of seasonal pickup in demand, Taiwan's TV shipments grew 14.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2019, but still...
Taiwan notebooks – 4Q 2019
Taiwan's notebook shipments slipped 4.4% sequentially, but grew 3.1% on year to arrive at 32.37 million units in the fourth...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...