Corning showcases Gorilla Glass textured applications
Corning showcased Gorilla Glass textured applications combining etching and inkjet printing to give them tactile and visual impressions of the surfaces they imitate, as the company launched the sixth generation of its cover glass technology at its US lab in Sunnyvale on July 18.
Corning announces Gorilla Glass DX, DX+
Corning has announced Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+, with both cover glass prodcuts featuring an antireflective property that improves optical clarity and scratch resistance.
Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 6 cover glass
Corning has announced its latest Gorilla Glass 6 for consumer mobile devices, delivering improved durability compared to the last generation of its cover glass technology.
Touch panel supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) has reportedly landed ultrasonic in-display sensor module orders from Samsung Electronics with shipments to begin in the second half of 2018, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
BLU supplier Radiant reports decreased sales for 1H18
Backlight module supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported revenues of NT$3.894 billion (US$130.31 million) for June, up 6.9% on month but down 19% on year. For the first half of 2018, revenues totaled NT$21.952 billion, decreasing 12.69% from a year earlier.
Covestro sets up VOC testing lab in Shanghai
Polymer and high-tech materials supplier Covestro has set up a volatile organic compound (VOC) testing lab in its Polymer Research and Development Center (PRDC) in Shanghai aiming to further broaden its service capabilities.
GIS reports decreased sales for June
Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported revenues of NT$7.581 billion (US$248.96 million) for June, down 5.31% on month and 10.45% on year.
TPK posts sequential revenue gains in June
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.95 billion (US$194.7 million) for June, up 14.3% sequentially but down 32.4% on year.
Samsung Electronics will reportedly overhaul the structure of its quantum dot (QD)-based QLED TVs with plans to introduce QDoG (QD on Glass)-based QLED TVs in 2019, according to a Korea-based Digital Daily report.
BenQ Materials June revenues hit 17-month high
Polarizer maker BenQ Materials saw its consolidated revenues grow 9.5% on month and 17.52% on year to a 17-month high of NT$1.069 billion (US$34.98 million) in June.
Taiwan science parks record revenues of over NT$794 billion for January-April 2018, says MOST
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$794.733 billion (US$26.38 billion) in January-April 2018, growing 4.77% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
The proliferation of IoT applications in commercial and daily life activities such as smart retailing, manufacturing, and smart city has brought a boom to the EPD industry, particularly electronics shelf labels (ESLs), according to Johnson Lee, president of E Ink Holdings (EIH).
Innolux to spearhead in mini LED panel sector
Innolux has showcased recently its active matrix (AM) mini LED-based PID (public information display) devices and other large-size display products, aiming to begin commercial shipments of mini LED-based PID products at the end of 2018, according to company senior vice president Ting Chin-lung.
Competition for in-display fingerprint sensor market heating up, says Digitimes Research
Competition in the in-display fingerprint sensor market is heating up as more IC design-houses, smartphone vendors and other companies are jumping into the bandwagon in order to get a bigger share of the growing market, according to Digitimes Research.
EIH looks to significant growth in ESL shipments in 2018
Electrophoretic display (EPD) solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects shipments of its electronic shelf labels (ESLs) to grow exponentially in 2018, as the rise of the new retail business model has spread to China, Japan, Korea, India and other markets in Southeast Asia and South America resulting...
E Ink Holdings (EIH) has joined hands with Japan-based office stationary supplier King Jim to develop portable digital typewriters using EIH's patented e-paper display technology, according to announcement of the companies.
Taiwan-based WiseChip Semiconductor is showcasing its newly developed flexible in-cell touch display solutions at the ongoing CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai from June 13-15.
Unique Materials to set up quantum dot plant in CTSP
Taiwan-based Unique Materials will invest NT$70 million (US$2.346 million) to set up a plant in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) to develop and produce quantum dot materials for the display and lighting industries.
Coretronic reports brisk sales for May
Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic saw its consolidated revenues grow 6% on month and 23% on year to NT$4.663 billion (US$156.27 million) in May, buoyed by increased shipments of its energy-saving products, including BLUs and EMS solutions.
TPK, GIS report mixed revenues for May
Touch panel makers General Interface Solution (GIS) and TPK Holding have reported mixed revenues for May with the former seeing its sales trending upward on renewal orders of existing products, and the latter posting decreased sales due to seasonality.
Wah Hong secures loans for business expansion
Optical film supplier Wah Hong Industrial has secured a five-year US$50 million syndicated loans with an 11-member banking consortium in Taiwan as it has laid out a bold plan to further enhance its presence in India and ASEAN countries.
TPK Holding has delivered its silver nanowire-based touch solutions to handset clients for sampling, and some clients are likely to showcase new smartphone models built using the new touch echnology in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Michael Chiang, chairman of TPK.
EIH expects sales to rebound in 2Q18
E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects its sales to rebound in the second quarter of 2018 from the weak results in the first quarter, with full-year results to increase compared to 2017, according to company president Johnson Lee.
Merck has announced it will showcase its portfolio of display solutions at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2018 in Los Angeles, debuting new high-performance liquid crystal (LC) singles under the Licristal brand: XtraBright, XtraBoost, and XtraBrilliant.
Driver IC firms vying for 8-inch foundry support
Thanks to strong rush orders from China smartphone makers, Taiwan-based suppliers of LCD driver ICs are all optimistic about revenue growths in the second quarter of 2018, but their actual performances may hinge largely on whether they can get sufficient foundry support amid the increasingly tight...
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...