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...
Innolux reports increased revenues for October
Innolux has reported increased revenues for October, thanks to increased shipments of complete TV sets and small- and medium-size LCD modules despite decreases in panel shipments.
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.
HannStar Display posts profits for 3Q18
HannStar Display has reported net profits of NT$530 million (US$17.3 million) on net sales of NT$4.1 billion for the third quarter of 2018, with EPS coming to NT$0.16.
CPT reports decreased revenues for October
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$49.5 million) for October, down 21% on month and 50.6% on year due to decreased panel shipments.
AUO sales drop 3.4% in October
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its October 2018 consolidated revenue arrived at NT$26.49 billion (US$864.02 million), down by 3.4% on month and 3.4% on year.
Taiwan small- and mid-size panel shipments to continue to drop in 4Q18, says Digitimes Research
Shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels by Taiwan makers are expected to continue to decline 11.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2018, having seen such shipments suffered a slight 1.3% drop to 309 million units in the third quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung unveils foldable Infinity Flex Display
Samsung Electronics has unveiled a flexible display along with new developer tools for its Bixby and SmartThings platforms.
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.
Taiwan large-size panel shipments up in 3Q18, but to fall in 4Q18, says Digitimes Research
Shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels by Taiwan-based makers (excluding Sharp) reached 64.79 million units in the third quarter of 2018, up 4.4% on quarter and 5.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
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.
AU Optronics (AUO) expects its capacity utilization rate to maintain at a high level in the fourth quarter of 2018 as demand for large-size panels from the TV sector in China remains strong, according to company chairman Paul Peng.
AUO net profits soar sequentially in 3Q18
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported that its third-quarter net profits had more than doubled from a quarter earlier but warned that sales in the fourth quarter might be affected by seasonal weakness and global economic uncertainty.
Global large-size LCD panel capacity to rise over 9% annually through 2020, says Digitimes Research
Worldwide production capacity for large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels is projected to rise over 9% annually through 2020 resulting from continued capacity expansions by China-based flat panel makers, according to Digitimes Research.
AUO announces corporate restructuring plans
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced a corporate restructuring plan as it aims to continue to drive its established value transformation strategy and enhance growth momentum.
Former Innolux chairman Jyh-chau Wang, with nearly 30 years of experience in the flat panel industry, has recently been appointed by Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou to head the company's display business, dubbed "K Group," to steer the development of the display business of the entire Foxconn...
TV panel prices to drop faster in November
The current downward adjustments of TV panel prices which began in October are likely to accelerate in November amid rising supply.
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.
In response to the long-term development prospects of electric cars and autonomous vehicles as well as demand from clients, Taiwan-based flat panel makers have been keen on developing new applications integrating the discrete dashboard, the central information display (CID) and even the front-passenger...
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.
Flat panel makers are expected to see their operating results vary widely in 2019 as they adopt different approaches in strategy, market and product development to address the challenge of oversupply which is likely to become a normal for the industry beginning next year, according to Paul Peng, chairman...
China-based Kuntech stepping into flexible AMOLED market
China-based Kuntech Semiconductor Technology has joined the race for ramping up production of flexible AMOLED panels to meet potential demand from the smartphone and other IT sectors, according to industry sources.
China-based flat panel makers Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology (HKC) and China Electronics Corporation (CEC) both reportedly have held off on their original plans to build 10.5/11G LCD fabs due to concerns including financing, return on equity and changing market environments, according to...
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).
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third...
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
Weak demand resulted in Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel shipments recording decreases of 1.3% sequentially and 2.5% on...
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