AU Optronics (AUO) has begun delivering samples of its mini LED-backlit LCD panels for gaming monitors to clients for verification, with commercial shipments of such panels likely to start in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to company president Michael Tsai.
EIH looks to significant growth in ESL shipments in 2018
Electrophoretic display (EPD) solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects shipments of its electronic shelf labels (ESLs) to grow exponentially in 2018, as the rise of the new retail business model has spread to China, Japan, Korea, India and other markets in Southeast Asia and South America resulting...
Expanding IoT applications instrumental to small- and medium-size panels, says Digitimes Research
Newly developed small- and medium-size display solutions showcased at the recently concluded Computex 2018 indicate that flat panel makers are still keen on the development of related biometric technologies such as fingerprint and 3D sensing so as to cope with the prevailing trend in the smartphone...
Prospects of market-niche medical display products are promising, buoyed by a number of factors, including aging global population, increasing chronic diseases, growing middle class in emerging markets, continued improving medical technology and, notably, that global medical demand is expected to grow...
Taiwan-based WiseChip Semiconductor is showcasing its newly developed flexible in-cell touch display solutions at the ongoing CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai from June 13-15.
LGD starts shipping OLED TV panels to Hisense
LG Display (LGD) has started shipping OLED TV panels to Hisense, which will roll out OLED TVs in the third quarter of 2018 at the earliest, according to a Korea-based Yonhap News Agency report.
The Shuangliu District of Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, is actively developing tech innovations and new economy, seeking to nurture 1-2 startup unicorns and over 50 "gazelle" enterprises - young and fast growth firms - within five years, according to the district's Science, Technology...
Unique Materials to set up quantum dot plant in CTSP
Taiwan-based Unique Materials will invest NT$70 million (US$2.346 million) to set up a plant in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) to develop and produce quantum dot materials for the display and lighting industries.
As one of the main districts under the administration of Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, and with a robust industry carrier, the Shuangliu District is aggressively soliciting investments from global leading and quality enterprises to form industrial clusters and build city-industry integrated,...
Innolux posts sequential revenue gains in May
Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22 billion (US$737.29 million) for May, up 11.7% on month but down 21.7% on year.
While devoted to developing semiconductor ecosystems in Chengdu Xingu Industrial Parks, a mega complex sitting in the Shuangliu District of the largest city in the midwestern area of China, the developer of the complex will focus more on realizing the concept of city-industry integration, seeking to...
AUO sees revenues drop on year
LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues in May reached NT$25.74 billion (US$866.52 million), up by 5.2% on month and down by 8.3% on year.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CHT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.308 billion (US$77.68 million) for May, up 4.9% on month but down 3.9% on year.
TPK, GIS report mixed revenues for May
Touch panel makers General Interface Solution (GIS) and TPK Holding have reported mixed revenues for May with the former seeing its sales trending upward on renewal orders of existing products, and the latter posting decreased sales due to seasonality.
Chengdu Xingu Industrial Parks, a mega complex located in Shuangliu District of the largest city in the midwestern area of China, is moving at full throttles to build semiconductor ecosystems associated with IC designs, IC fabrication and terminal applications, aiming to score aggregate annual revenues...
General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to begin volume shipments of in-display fingerprint modules to first-tier smartphone makers in the third quarter of 2018 at the earliest, according to company chairman Chou Hsien-ying.
Chengdu CEC Panda Display expanding TV panel output
As one of the major IT hubs in China, Chengdu, the capital city of the southwestern province of Sichuan, is actively developing a mega complex in the suburban Shuangliu District to cluster mainly semiconductor players and some prospective investors in other IT fields, seeking to accelerate strategic...
Consolidation is expected to take place in the global FPD industry with the number of major players likely to be reduced to less than five, according to BOE chairman Wang Dongsheng.
Prices of handset panels to trend up in 3Q18
Prices of flat panels for handset applications are likely to move upward in the third quarter of 2018 due to a surge in demand from smartphone vendors, notably Apple, according to industry sources.
TPK Holding has delivered its silver nanowire-based touch solutions to handset clients for sampling, and some clients are likely to showcase new smartphone models built using the new touch echnology in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Michael Chiang, chairman of TPK.
Huawei is teaming up with BOE Technology to develop foldable smartphones, aiming to beat Samsung Electronics to the new smartphone segment, according to a Korea-based ET News report.
Innolux to appoint new TV product head in June
Flat panel maker Innolux is likely to reshape its top management in June, in which vice president Chu-Hsiang Yang will be promoted to serve as president of the company's TV product business unit, replacing the incumbent president Mau-sheng Hung.
No product roadmap for micro LED displays yet, says AUO
AU Optronics (AUO) has said that it does not have a specific roadmap as well as a schedule for volume production of micro LED display products currently although it has successfully developed related technology.
Taiwan April manufacturing production index up on year
Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 103.52 for April 2018, decreasing 11.15% sequentially but increasing 9.07% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
CSOT to build 2nd 11G line
China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has signed a deal which calls for an investment of up to CNY42.68 billion (US$6.682 billion) to build a new 11G flat panel plant - the company's second fab of that generation.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
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,...