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  • Having shipped 1.3 million OLED TV panels in the first half of 2018, LG Display is likely to ship nearly four million units of such panels in the year, according to a Korea-based News1 Korea report.
  • car display
    In spite of its status as one of the top-five suppliers of OLED automotive panels globally, LG Display is facing increasing challenge from Samsung Display, which is making headway in the field utilizing its superior production capacity, according to Digitimes Research.
  • TV panel prices face downward pressure in 4Q18
    With the exception of some individual sizes, prices of most sizes of TV panels remain stable in September, but are to face downward pressure in the fourth quarter due to weakening demand from TV brands, according to industry sources.
  • The penetration rate of all-screen displays to total smartphone panel shipments reached 55% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to 42% a quarter earlier, making all-screen panels the mainstream of the industry, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
  • Apple iPhone Xs and Xs Max
    Apple has announced its new-generation smartphones: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max feature Super Retina OLED displays, while the iPhone XR is equipped with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD screen.
  • auo
    The recently concluded Touch Taiwan 2018 was a great fanfare with the exhibits including a 277-inch bezel-less spliced wall panel and also a 100-inch S-UHD TV panel with a 15,360 by 8,640 resolution. Items like these were impressive but might not be the focal points of local exhibitors, particularly...
  • Innolux and HannStar Display both have reported decreased revenues for August. Innolux posted revenues of NT$24.4 billion for August, decreasing 3.1% on month and 10.5% on year.
  • E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has teamed up with Fujitsu Semiconductor to develop a reference design board for battery-less e-paper labels, according a joint announcement of the companies.
  • AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues for August 2018 reached NT$27.81 billion (US$903.33 million), up by 7.8% on month but down by 7.8% on year.
  • Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported flat sales performance for August, but expects revenues to pick up in the fourth quarter of 2018 on shipments of new products.
  • Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported revenues of NT$8.83 billion (US$286.69 million) for August, up 9.79% on month but down 37.42% on year.
  • Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.57 billion (US$375.5 million) for August, up 24.4% on month and 12.9% on year.
  • Most of the recent 8.5G-10.5G TFT LCD production lines planned by China-based flat panel makers come with or retain the ability to produce indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) TFT LCD panels that still have many advantages, according to Digitimes Research.
  • An e-paper digital signage developed by Taiwan's E Ink Holdings (EIH) in cooperation with domestic partners has been adopted by the Taipei City Government, which has installed it at a road intersection of the city since September 1.
  • flexible oled
    Handset vendors, led by Samsung Electronics, are expected to begin to release the first wave of foldable smartphones at the end of 2018 or in early 2019, driving up demand for flexible OLED panels, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Young Fast enhancing deployment in industrial control panel segment
    Touch panel solution provider Young Fast Optoelectronics expects its core business to swing back to profits in the second half of 2018 as it is enhancing its presence in the industrial control- and medical equipment-use panel segments, according to company president Hsu Yi-chuan.
  • Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1,249.810 billion (US$40.84 billion) in January-June 2018, growing 8.48% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • CPT president Lin Sheng-chang at Touch Taiwan 2018
    Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is enhancing its deployment in the automotive panel sector and expects shipments of automotive panels to top 14 million units in 2018, up from 12 million units in 2017, according to company president Lin Sheng-chang.
  • EIH chairman Frank Ko
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has been enriching its portfolios for IoT applications, expecting to ramp up IoT revenues to account for 50% of its total revenues in 3-5 years, according to company chairman Frank Ko.
  • AUO chairman Paul Peng (left) and president Michael Tsai
    The prospects for the flat panel industry will be exceptionally strong in the second half of 2018 as brands of end-market devices such as smartphones and TVs are building up their inventories for panels robustly, according to Paul Peng, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO).
  • Innolux management team seen at Touch Taiwan 2018
    Innolux is expected to see its performance improve significantly in the second half of 2018 before bracing for a robust growth in 2019, according to company chairman Jim Hung.
  • A corner of the smart store jointly built by Innolux and FamilyMart
    The recent debut of a smart convenience store at the campus of flat panel maker Innolux in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) heralded the arrival of smart retailing in the Taiwan market.
  • PIDA chairman Kenneth Tai
    Optoelectronics and Si-based semiconductor are the two major pillars of Taiwan's hi-tech industry and major growth engine for the country's economy, and the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) will move to promote the X-on-silicon concept seeking to extend the applications...
  • Corning is showcasing its latest Gorilla Glass 6, along with an array of other technologies at Touch Taiwan 2018 from August 29 to 31 in Taipei.
  • Foxconn Technology Group
    The Foxconn Group has signed an agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to invest US$100 million in engineering and innovation research at the university, while also creating the framework for a science and technology institute that will collaborate closely with the company's facilities...

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