TPK appoints new CEO
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has promoted senior vice president Leo Hsieh to serve as its new president and CEO, replacing incumbent HH Chiang, who has decided to step down due to personal reasons, according to a company announcement.
TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), two major touch module suppliers for Apple's iPhone devices, may see slower shipment momentum in the first quarter of 2019, as analysts and other sources have warned of weaker than expected sales of iPhone XR, according to industry sources.
WiseChip reports decreased earnings for 3Q18
PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$25.64 million (US$830,505) for the third quarter of 2018, down 23.8% on quarter and 66.6% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.56.
Taiwan's optoelectronics industry players must pursue the development of smart optoelectronics and leverage the prowess and advantages of the country's ICT industry to find a solid foothold in international optoelectronics supply chains, according to Kenneth Tai, chairman of Jasper Display based in...
Coretronic expects revenues to rebound in November
Backlit unit (BLU) and projector supplier Coretronic expects its sales to stage a rebound in November after a sequential decline in October, driven by brisk shipments of its major product lines.
Giantplus profits up 2.8% sequentially in 3Q18
LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported net profits of NT$81.16 million (US$2.64 million) for the third quarter of 2018, up 2.8% from a quarter earlier but down 155.7% from a year ago.
Qisda to invest in Data Image, Jiangsu Yudi Optical
EMS provider Qisda has announced investment of NT$308 million (US$10 million) to take a 33.1% stake in Data Image, a Taiwan-based LCD module maker, and CNY40 million (US$5.8 million) to take an 11% stake in Jiangsu Yudi Optical, a China-based optical lens maker.
Touch panel makers report strong sales for October
Touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS) have both recorded strong sales for October, driven by increased shipments of touch solutions for new iPhone devices.
Novatek expects 5-7% revenue drop in 4Q18
IC design house Novatek Microelectronics expects to post revenues of between NT$14.6 billion (US$475.5 million) and NT$15 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, down 5-7% sequentially.
Mini LED-backlit high-end smartphones were originally expected to be launched by year-end 2018, but smartphone vendors have been reluctant to adopt such backlighting, which has seen its competitiveness undermined by falling OLED pricing, according to industry sources.
TPK swings back to profit in 3Q18
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported that it posted net profits of NT$191 million (US$6.18 million) for the third quarter of 2018, reversing a net loss of NT$227 million seen a quarter earlier.
Coretronic sees net profits surge in 3Q18
Backlight unit (BLU) provider Coretronic saw its net profits increase 48% sequentially and 61% on year to NT$674 million (US$21.8 million) in the third quarter of 2018, which translated into an EPS of NT$1.55 for the three-month period.
Radiant sees earnings hit high in 3Q18
Backlight module maker Radiant Opto-Electronics saw its net profits increase 15.5% on quarter and 113.9% on year to NT$1.666 billion (US$53.76 million) in the third quarter of 2018. EPS for the quarter stood at an 8-quarter high of NT$3.58.
Young Optics reports earnings for 3Q18
Optical component and module maker Young Optics has reported net profits of NT$115 million (US$3.71 million) or NT$1.01 per share for the third quarter of 2018.
Corning reports 60% on-year profit growth for 3Q18
Corning has reported strong results for the third quarter of 2018, with net income growing 60% on year to US$625 million.
Innolux has reshaped its corporate structure by setting up two new business units: India Business Center and mLED Business Unit, as it moves to respond to increasing competition in the display industry.
While mini RGB LED fine-pitch displays have begun to come into commercial use, they are still faced with technological difficulties in chip mass transfer, precise placement, yield rate and repair.
Foxconn affiliate debuts on TWSE
Fitipower Integrated Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in LCD driver ICs, started trading on the mainboard of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on October 17 with an initial price of NT$33 (US$1.07) per unit.
Chipbond enters Huawei smartphone supply chain
Chipbond Technology has entered the supply chain for Huawei's smartphones by providing chip-on-film (COF) packaging for OLED panel driver ICs, according to industry sources.
E-paper displays best for IoT devices, says EIH chairman
In the IoT era, e-paper solutions could turn out to be the most competitive display products for terminal-end devices, according to Frank Ko, chairman and CEO of e-paper solution provider E Ink Holding (EIH).
The development of mini RGB LED technology is now being considered the next-generation display technology as mini LED applications are different from the general LED display products, and offer better image quality.
PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor has reported revenues of NT$140.61 million (US$4.54 million) for September, down 2.78% on month and 29.11% on year.
Advantech has announced it will spend NT$200 million (US$6.41 million) acquiring a 15% stake in touch panel maker Mildex Optical, an equivalent to 15.71 million shares, from Panjit International.
EIH reports flat results for September
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported revenues of NT$1.298 billion (US$41.99 million) for September, up 0.05% on month but down 23.1% on year.
Giantplus reports decreased sales for September
LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology saw its revenues decline 0.46% on month and 20.26% on year in September. Third-quarter revenues came to NT$2.618 billion, decreasing 1.02% sequentially.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
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Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018
Entering the traditional strong season, Taiwan's large-size TFT LCD panel shipments increased 4.4% sequentially and 5.6% on...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018
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