Taiwan-based hinge makers are expected to ramp up substantially their output for foldable smartphones starting the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
LCD equipment makers eyeing OLED, mini/micro LED markets
Taiwan-based LCD equipment makers could return to a growth track in 2020 by shipping more of their equipment for the manufacture of OLED and mini LED-backlit panels after ending 2019 with decreased revenues, according to industry sources.
At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
Commercial inkjet printed OLED displays may come in 2 years: Q&A with Merck CEO of performance materials Kai Beckmann
Merck demonstrated its materials and technologies at the recently concluded CES 2020, focusing on four major aspects - smart city, immersive displays, in-memory computing, and AI-optimized quantum computing.
Competition heating up in large-size OLED panel market
Flat panel makers in Korea, Japan and China have been committing heavy investments for building their respective capacities for large-size OLED panels since the second half of 2019, and the move is likely to usher in a new stage of competition in the global panel industry in the coming years.
Innolux sales decrease on year in December
Innolux has announced December 2019 consolidated revenue of NT$22.1 billion (US$740 million), an increase of 2.6% on month and a decrease of 6.2% on year.
Taiwan-based LCD panel maker Innolux has integrated WiseEye human sensing technology from Emza Visual Sense and Himax Technologies into its monitors to assure privacy protection in real time.
The supply and demand for LCD TV panels is poised for an improvement in 2020 and 2021 as the scope of downsizing on LCD panel output by LG Display (LGD) this year will be higher than expected, according to sources from Taiwan's flat panel makers.
AUO sees sales drop in 2019
LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for 2019 totaled NT$268.79 billion (US$8.98 billion), down 12.6% on year.
Corning gears up for automotive displays
Corning has announced the industrialization of its ColdForm technology for curved automotive display systems. Driven by consumer demand for more in-car infotainment and connectivity, ColdForm technology enables larger, curved, and more integrated displays designs, said the vendor.
Panasonic announces VR eyeglasses using micro OLED
Panasonic is showcasing high dynamic range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) eyeglasses featuring micro OLED at CES 2020.
E Ink Holdings (EIH), a developer of electronic ink technology, and LivingPackets, a developer of reusable packaging, have jointly announced The Box, a sustainable, reusable packaging solution for businesses and consumers.
Innolux and Tanvas partner to deliver TanvasTouch surface haptics in automotive display
Tanvas, a developer of next-generation multi-touch haptic technology, has teamed with Innolux to produce a 15-inch automotive-qualified touch display using TanvasTouch, programmable textures and haptic effects on smooth, physical surfaces.
Intel showcases AI tech at CES 2020
Intel has demonstrated breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) that pave the way for autonomous driving and a new era of mobile computing innovation at CES 2020, showcasing how the company is infusing intelligence across the cloud, network, edge and PC, and driving positive impact for people,...
Micro LED technology is limited to applications in high-end large-size commercial displays and deluxe home theater systems currently due to high production cost, but technological improvements are expected to broaden its adoption in display modules which can be mosaicked into large screens of various...
AUO to showcase smart vehicle applications at CES
AU Optronics (AUO) will present at CES 2020 its latest display technologies and applications that it says are transforming smart and connected vehicles, and facilitating user experience at home, at work and on the go.
The world has been as curious as ever about Apple's upcoming lineup of iPhone for 2020, and the latest news coming from the supply chain claims that the vendor may launch as many as six iPhone models this year, and that it will continue...
Global 8K panel shipments to reach 500,000 units in 2020
Global shipments of 8K LCD panels are expected to total 500,000 units in 2020, accounting for a penetration rate of 0.2% of LCD panel shipments worldwide, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
China-based flat panel maker BOE Technology has been shifting its focus to the development OLED panels and is likely to wage a "Game of Chicken" in the race for capacity against Samsung Display in 2020-2021, according to a Korea-based Money Today report.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will establish a joint-venture maker of mini LED and micro LED chips and modules with China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic in Wuxi, eastern China, according to Epistar.
Foldable phones are already a commerical reality, and the market can expect to see more from multiple vendors in 2020. But those who are looking forward to foldable-screen notebooks may have to wait a little longer. Intel reportedly was looking to showcase a 17-inch foldable-screen...
LCD TV panel prices likely to rise 20% in 1H20
LCD TV panel prices may stage a rally in early 2020 thanks to an improved supply-demand balance, with the upward spiral to continue into the second quarter and quotes for mainstream panel sizes likely to rise about 20%, according to industry sources.
Intel not yet ready to promote foldable-screen notebooks
Intel is unlikely to promote foldable-screen notebooks until after issues such as insufficient flexible panel supply and immature OS support are solved in mid 2020, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Highlights of the day: US may tighten Huawei ban
The world's two superpowers may be heading towards a truce in their trade war, but the US reportedly is not letting Chinese tech giant Huawei off the hook easily. Washington may tighten control on Huawei's access to US technology, with...
LCD heyday coming to an end
For the global LCD panel industry, the year 2019 has been mostly engulfed by oversupply due notably to rampant capacity ramps by Chinese makers. Oversupply coupled with the impacts of the US-China trade dispute has brought not only steep falls in LCD panel prices but also profound changes of the landscapes...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...