With the prospects of the financially-battered Japan Display (JUI) to secure new sources of funds in the Japanese market becoming dim after the company reported its fifth consecutive yearly net loss for fiscal 2018 recently, Suwa Investment Holdings, a consortium formed by Taiwan- and China-based companies,...
China panel makers making headway
China-based flat panel makers appear to have outraced their rivals in Korea, Taiwan and Japan, judging from the sales performances of individual players in the first quarter of 2019.
Demand for 8K products to drive display technology advancements, says Corning executive
The 8K TV era is coming with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to serve as a catalyst to facilitate further technology advancements in the display industry to realize a fast development of the 8K TV market, according to Daniel Tseng, president, Corning Display Technologies Taiwan.
EIH begins producing 26-inch colored e-paper solutions
E Ink Holdings (EIH), an e-paper solution provider, has kicked off production of its full-color 26-inch Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) displays after beginning producing 13-inch of such products in the first quarter of 2019, according to company sources.
TPK to make decision on deal with JDI by year-end
TPK Holding expects to make a final decision on an investment deal with Japan Display (JDI) by the end of 2019, according to Michael Chiang, chairman of the Taiwan-based touch panel maker.
Innolux cuts paychecks for top executives
Innolux will introduce measures, including salary reductions for its top executives, to tackle increasing difficulies facing the flat panel industry, looking to become stronger in three years, the company has said in a statement.
AMOLED display panel maker RiTdisplay and micro LED chip maker PlayNitride have formed a strategic alliance to develop and produce below 3-inch micro LED panchromatic display modules for smart wearable devices, according to RiTdisplay.
Innolux gearing up for industrial control panels
Innolux is showcasing an array of industrial control panels at SID's Display Week in San Jose, California, as it moves to further deepen its deployment in the sector.
AU Optronics (AUO) will showcase at SID's Display Week 2019 what it says is the world's first full screen optical in-cell fingerprint LTPS LCD, in-cell touch LTPS LCDs with the world's smallest through-hole design and narrowest 1.0 mm bottom border for smartphone applications.
Corning unveils Astra Glass
Corning has announced a new glass substrate, Astra Glass, optimized for mid-to-large-size, immersive displays in high-performance tablets, notebooks, and 8K TVs. Corning will showcase the new product at SID's Display Week.
HannStar Display bucks trend to post earnings in 1Q19
Flat panel maker HannStar Display has reported net profit of NT$180 million (US$5.79 million) or NT$0.06 per share for the first quarter of 2019, bucking a trend in which most fellow companies were suffering losses during the period.
Tier-2 panel makers see sales up sequentially in April
Taiwan's second-tier panel makers - Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), Hannstar Display and Giantplus Technology - have all reported improved sales for April as compared a month earlier due mainly to improvements in panel prices.
The developments of related key technologies and solutions for the ultra-high definition (UHD) 8K/4K video services will be accelerated and realized by optimizing 5G networks, according to Dai Jeng-wu, president and CEO of Sharp.
AUO reports decreased revenues for April
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.99 billion (US$678.29 million) for April 2019, down 13.9% on month and 14.3% on year.
Innolux loss widens in 1Q19
Innolux saw its net losss widen to NT$3.7 billion (US$119.57 million) in the first quarter of 2019, from NT$670 million seen a quarter earlier, according to a company filing.
Having become the world's largest TV panel supplier both in terms of unit and area shipments recently, BOE Technology has also enriched its portfolios for a wide range of smart IoT and medical applications, according to industry sources.
TPK reports increased revenues for April
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported revenues of NT$9.416 billion (US$304.2 million) for April, up 8.3% on month and 41.7% on year.
AUO to continue to focus on premium display market
AU Optronics (AUO) will continue to strive into the high-end segments of a display market that has been generally plagued by oversupply and shrinking profit margins, according company president Michael Tsai.
Shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) LCD panels by Taiwan's makers (excluding Sharp) are set to expand 4.9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2019 despite intensive competition from China-based rivals, Digitimes Research estimates.
Shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels by Taiwan makers fell 23.6% sequentially to 184 million units in the first quarter of 2019, reflecting factors including seasonality and significant reduction in shipments by financially-battered Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), according to Digitimes Resea...
TPK yet to finalize investment deal with JDI
Taiwan-based touch panel maker TPK Holding has said that it has not yet reached a definitive agreement for a deal to make equity investment in the cash-strapped Japan Display (JDI).
Touch panel maker TPK Holding is expected to begin shipping its silver nano wire-based touch solutions to China-based BOE Techology for its production of large-size digital whiteboards in the third quarter of 2019 at the earlist, according to industry sources.
AUO reportedly to build 6G OLED line in 2H19
AU Optronics (AUO) reportedly plans to build a 6G line for the production of OLED panels based on inkjet printing technology before the end of 2019, having set up a 3.5G testing line in the first half of the year, according to industry sources.
Corning expects display glass price declines to continue improving in 2019, with the company's first-quarter revenues and net profit from the segment recording double-digit growths - 10% and 12% respectively - from year-ago levels.
Samsung posts revenue and profit declines in 1Q19
Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits of KRW6.2 trillion (US$5.3 billion) on consolidated revenues of KRW52.4 trillion for the first quarter of 2019. The profit and revenue results show declines of 60% and 13%, respectively, on year.
China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2019
Smartphone shipments to China slid to 71.7 million units, down 31.3% on quarter and 16.7% on year in first-quarter 2019.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...