Touch Taiwan 2021 to kick off next week
Touch Taiwan 2021 will be hosted from April 21-23 in Taipei with the online edition to be available from April 19-28.
TSMC expects flat sequential growth in its second-quarter 2021 sales, but has upward revised its outlook for full-year 2021 revenue to around 20% growth. The foundry house has also raised its capex budget for 2021 to US$30 billion. In...
AUO expanding 6G LCD line in China
AUO is expanding capacity at its Kunshan, China plant, with new capacity scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2022.
TSMC chairman Mark Liu took part in a White House-hosted online meeting of the world's semiconductor powerhouses on Tuesday. After the meeting, Liu reiterated the Taiwan-based foundry house's commitment to building a wafer fab in the...
Touch panel makers Mildex Optical and Young Fast Optoelectronics have experienced a rebound in orders recently, particularly those for fitness equipment and niche-market applications, according to sources at the companies.
LCD panel makers bracing for handsome profits in 2Q21
Taiwan-based LCD panel makers are likely to continue generating handsome profits in the second quarter of 2021, thanks to continued rallies in panel prices, according to industry sources.
Development of microLED applications has been gaining momentum, with commercialization of the technology likely to begin at year-end-2021 at the earliest, according to Falcon Liu, marketing director for Taiwan-based PlayNitride.
Taiwan panel makers report robust March sales
Taiwan-based LCD panel makers have reported brisk sales for March and first-quarter 2021, with prospects of their revenues continuing rising in the second quarter, thanks to panel price hikes amid tight supply.
China panel makers keen on miniLED development
Leading China-based panel makers China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics have stepped up efforts developing miniLED applications, according to industry sources.
Taiwan March exports hit record
Taiwan recorded exports totaling US$35.89 billion in March 2021, the highest-ever monthly level with growths of 29.1% sequentially and 27.1% on year, while the imports reached US$32.23 billion, also a monthly record, growing 38.4% sequentially and 27.0% on year, according the Ministry of Finance (MO...
The notebook market has been robust in recent months thanks to stay-at-home needs. Chromebook shipments are expected to rise sharply in 2021. Apart from Intel, some other chip vendors, such as MediaTek and Elan, are poised to see robust growths in reenues from the Chromebook...
AUO sales rise in March
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenue of NT$30.72 billion (US$1.08 billion) for March 2021, up by 20.0% on month and 49.8% on year.
Apple reportedly will adopt LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) backplane technology for OLED displays in its premium iPhones to be launched later in 2021, according to industry sources.
Handset vendors are expected to launch more foldable devices with AMOLED screens this year. Global shipments of flexible AMOLED panels for foldable devices are expected to reach 12 million units in 2021. In the handset market, where sales...
Global shipments of flexible AMOLED panels for foldable smartphone applications are likely to reach over 12 million units in 2021, driven by new foldable devices launched by handset brands, according to industry sources.
Himax Technologies, a vendor of driver ICs, has announced it has teamed up with BOE Varitronix (BOEVx), a supplier of car-use display products, to develop flexible AMOLED automotive display solutions.
TSMC is fast advancing its manufacturing processes. The foundry house's N4 - an extension of its 5nm process family - will be available for volume production in fourth-quarter 2021 ahead of its original scheduled. Supply constraints have...
Corning to hike glass substrate prices in 2Q21
Corning has disclosed plans to hike its display glass substrate prices in the second quarter of 2021 to reflect increased costs in logistics, energy, raw materials and other operational expenses during the current glass shortage.
Highlights of the day: Panel short supply hikes prices
LCD panel prices to continue rising in 2Q21
LCD panel prices will continue moving upward in second-quarter 2021 after making significant gains in the first quarter, as the supply remains constrained due to shortages of crucial upstream parts and materials, including glass substrates and LCD driver ICs, according to industry sources.
Innolux foraying into smart window applications
Innolux has teamed up with upstream suppliers, including Corning and Merck, to develop smart window products using liquid crystal technology.
Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 108.76 for February 2021, decreasing 14.98% sequentially and but increasing 3.79% on year, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Samsung Display flexible AMOLED panels make headways in China, says Digitimes Research
The penetration rate of Samsung Display's flexible AMOLED panels at the high-end smartphone segment in China in the first quarter of 2021 was higher than that seen a year earlier, Digitimes Research has found.
Taiwan February export down on month, says MOEA
Taiwan-based makers saw their combined export value amount to US$42.59 billion in February 2021, decreasing 19.2% on month but increasing 48.5% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan patent applications down in 2020
Taiwan recorded 72,238 patent applications in 2020, decreasing 3.23% on year, according to Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments grew 3.7% sequentially and over 10% on year to come to 25.69 million units in the fourth quarter...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's TV shipments went up 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year to come to 9.52 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments plunged 25.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2020 due to a significant...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...