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  • oled
    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.
  • Smart medical labels jointly rolled by EIH and Faubel
    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.
  • Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye
    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...
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    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 preparing micro LED panels for small- and large-size applications
    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 president Hsu Yi-chuan
    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 chairman Frank Ko
    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.
  • 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.
  • Higgstec president Fan Chih-ming
    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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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 chairman Lin Cheng-yih
    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.
  • EIH to deliver smart bus stop displays in Japan
    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 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...
  • 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.
  • GLT chairman Lee Mang-shiang
    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.
  • Multi-screen display solutions highlighted by Coretronic at ISE 2018
    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 CFO Freddie Liu
    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.

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