Shipment prospects bright for TDDI, AMOLED driver ICs
The increasing popularity of all-screen and AMOLED smartphone panels will boost global shipments of TDDI (touch and display driver integration) chips and AMOLED driver ICs in 2018 and beyond, according to China-based CINNO Research.
EIH teams up with Faubel for smart med labels
E-paper solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Faubel & Co Nachf have announced the availability of the Faubel-Med Label, a smart label for investigational medicinal products.
LED oversupply resulting mainly from China-based makers' capacity expansion will remain in 2018, but if demand for mini LEDs for smartphone display backligting starts taking off in the third quarter, the oversupply may ease next year, according to Lee Biing-jye, chairman of Taiwan-based LED epitaxial...
Coretronic reports increased sales for March
Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.74 billion (US$162.3 million) for March, up 40% sequentially and 12% on year. For the first quarter of 2018, revenues totaled NT$12.38 billion, down 17.8% on quarter but up 1.2% on year.
Corning has announced an investment in Corning Valor Glass to build a high-volume manufacturing facility that will create over 300 new jobs in Durham County, North Carolina.
GIS, TPK report sequential revenue declines for 1Q18
Touch panel makers General Interface Solution (GIS) and TPK Holding have both reported sequential revenue declines for the first quarter of 2018 despite a rebound in March.
Radiant sees BLU shipments rebound in March
Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics saw its consolidated revenues increase 21.06% sequentially to NT$3.655 billion (US$124.93 million) in March thanks to a rebound in BLU shipments. However, the monthly figures were still down 16.16% on a yearly basis.
TV-use LED backlighting in weak demand
Demand for TV-use LED backlighting has not been picking up in second-quarter 2018 despite expectations the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia should push up LCD TV sales, according to industry sources.
Apple plans micro LED panels for small- and large-size devices, says Digitimes Research
Apple is gearing up efforts developing micro LED panels for both small-size and large-size applications and has received support from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for the making of small-size ones, according to Digitimes Research's senior analyst Luke Lin.
Young Fast aims to swing back to profit in 2018
Young Fast Optoelectronics plans to ramp up its shipments of large-size touch panel solutions to the industrial control and household appliance sectors as its aims to swing back to profitability in 2018.
EIH to ramp up capex for 2018
E-paper solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects its capex for 2018 to be higher than the NT$400 million (US$13.72 million) it spent a year earlier as the company plans to ramp up its capacities at its plants in Taiwan, China and the US, according to company chairman Frank Ko.
Global TDDI (touch and display driver integration) chip shipments are expected to hit the five million mark in 2018, Digitimes Research estimates.
Coretronic to merge with display solution subsidiary
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced plans to merge with Young Lighting Technology, a wholly-owned display solution and lighting module supplier. The merger is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2018.
Touch panel maker Higgstec reports earnings for 2017
Industrial-control touch panel maker Higgstec has reported net profits of NT$94.2 million (US$3.23 million) or NT$2.69 per share on revenues of NT$1.25 billion in 2017.
Coretronic reports decreased revenues for February
Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.379 billion (US$115.43 million) for February, down 20.6% on month and 11% on year.
Corning increases R&D investments in Taiwan
Corning has continued to increase its R&D investments in Taiwan by expanding the laboratory facilities and operations of its Corning Advanced Technology Center in Taipei, according to a company announcement.
GIS net profits hit all-time high in 2017
Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported net profits of NT$2.008 billion (US$68.63 million) for the fourth quarter of 2017, down 22.47% on quarter but up 24.05% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$5.95 compared to NT$7.63 a quarter earlier.
Daxin develops materials for IC packaging
Daxin Materials, a specialized chemical material supplier for TFT-LCD and touch panel production, has rolled out organic coating materials for IC packaging process with shipments of these products likely to begin in the second half of 2018 after those materials are verified.
E Ink Holdings (EIH) has teamed up Japan-based Papercast, a provider of solar-powered passenger information display solutions, to deploy Japan's first smart bus stop displays, piloting in Aizuwakamatsu city, 135 miles from Tokyo.
Taiwan LCD driver IC makers diversifying product lines
Taiwan LCD driver IC designers are aggressively diversifying their product lines to counter the declining presence of domestic TFT LCD panel makers in the global market, and will benefit from the diversification efforts over the medium to long term despite suffering short-term throes in the transformation...
EIH settles disputes with ex-Hydis workers
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has settled disputes with ex-employees of its Korea-based subsidiary Hydis Technologies through conciliation efforts initiated by Korea's high civil court, according to a company announcement.
Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects both of its revenues and profits to grow significantly in 2018, buoyed by increased production capacity, according to company chairman Lee Mang-Shiang.
Coretronic to enter multi-screen solution market
With plans to enter the multi-screen solution market, backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has showcased its seamless large-size display solutions at the recently concluded Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 held in Amsterdam from February 6-9.
Touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS) both have reported sequential decreases in January consolidated revenues due to seasonality.
TPK reports strong earnings for 2017
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported net profits of NT$591 million (US$20.23 million) for the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing total earnings for all of the year to NT$2.4 billion compared to a net loss of NT$1.47 billion in 2016.
Global server market – 4Q 2017
Worldwide server shipments reached 3.66 million units (based on motherboards shipped) in the fourth quarter of 2017, accounting...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2017
Taiwan makers share of worldwide monitor shipments rose slightly in 2017, as their Korea-based competitors became less interested...
Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2017
Taiwan's handset shipments grew significantly in 2017 because of strong orders from HMD Global for Nokia-branded devices. HMD's...
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,...