Sony has geared up its efforts to promote its ultra large-size Crystal LED (CLED) displays in the Taiwan market, targeting the premium large-size display segment for customized applications in the fields including commercial buildings, galleries and fashion exhibitions, according to industry sources...
Laser TV sales gaining momentum in China
Sales of laser TVs, particularly 4K-enabled models, are expected to gain momentum in China in 2019, buoyed by significant reductions in product prices and coordinate efforts by related players, according to industry sources.
BenQ Materials is striving to ramp up sales of its hydrophobic contact lenses, making the medical care business a new growth driver in addition to incumbent polarizer products, according to company sources.
Backlit unit (BLU) makers Radiant Optoelectronics and Coretronic have both reported strong sales for March, driven by robust BLU orders for Apple's 7.9-inch iPad mini and 10.5-inch iPad Air, according to industry sources.
China LCD interactive whiteboard market booming
Demand for LCD interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in China has been rising, attracting panel makers in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and local players to step up efforts seeking larger shares of the booming market, according to industry sources.
China monitor exports hit record in 2018
Monitor shipments from China grew 21.2% on year to a record high of 86.86 million units in 2018, driven by increased demand from a number of markets including North America, Europe and Japan, according to data compiled by AVC Revo.
Seiko Epson unveils LightScene laser projectors
Seiko Epson has unveiled LightSecene EV-100 and LightScene EV-105 3LCD laser projectors featuring simultaneous projection and spotlight illumination in Taiwan.
At FPD China 2019, more flat panel production equipment and related component suppliers were present, while the number of flat panel makers decreased. But the main focus of its technology forums was still on emerging display technologies, in particular foldable AMOLED.
EIH reports strong earnings for 2018
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported that its earnings hit a 7-year high in 2018 thanks to robust demand for its electronic shelf label (ESL) products.
E Ink Holding (EIH) will team up with its hardware and software partners to tap into the global medical display industry after achieving significant results from promoting its e-paper medical display solutions into local hospitals in Taiwan.
Huawei to tap into smart display market
Huawei has deepened its deployments in related multimedia chips and will target TV terminal products as the second main application market after smartphones for the buildup of its smart consumer ecosystem, according to sources from Taiwan's semiconductor supply chain.
EIH reports strong earnings for 2018
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported net profits of NT$2.613 billion (US$84.84 million) for 2018 although revenues were down 6.5% on year to NT$14.208 billion.
Amtran reports earnings for 2018
TV ODM Amtran Technology has reported net profits of NT$182 million (US$5.9 million) or NT$0.19 per share for 2018.
Micro-Star International (MSI) stands a chance of unseating Samsung Electronics to become the world's largest supplier of curved gaming monitors in 2019 thanks to growing sales, according to market watchers.
Innolux has said that it does not rule out the possibility of building up manufacturing facilities for TVs in India to enhance its deployment in the local TV market, according to company sources.
While 8K products have generated much hype, major players in the display industry have yet to build up an ecosystem that will enable sustainable development of a Full Ultra HD (FUHD) market.
Taiwan-based makers saw their combined shipments of monitors increase on year for the fourth consecutive quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
CSOT ramping up TV and handset panel capacities
China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) is ramping up its capacity for TV and handset panels, aiming to become the third-largest players in the both sectors in the near term, according to industry watchers.
Mini LEDs are being tested for use in high-end large-size ultra-fine-pitch displays, with such applications expected to be see fast growth in demand in the China market starting 2020, according industry sources.
E Ink Holdings (EIH) has announced that its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) display products have been used by Toppan Printing and Isetan Mitsukoshi to develop the world's first colored digital point-of-purchase (POP) displays.
Shipments of LCD TVs by Taiwan makers surged 13.9% sequentially to 9.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, buoyed mainly by seasonality and an increase in the number of clients in Korea. But sales momentum will fade in the first quarter of 2019 due to off-peak season effects, with Taiwan makers'...
Mini LED-backlit devices expected to be launched in 3Q19
As shipments of mini LED backlighting units (BLUs) began in the second half of 2018, mini LED-backlit devices are expected to be launched at the end of the second quarter or in the third quarter of 2019, according to industry sources.
Taiwan panel makers mostly see weak results in January
Panel makers in Taiwan have mostly reported weak results for January due to seasonality, but HannStar Display saw an almost 60% increase in sales for the month thanks to extra orders from clients switching suppliers.
Acer BYOC Smart Products Business has teamed up with IPC makers and system developers to tap into the smart digital signage market with its newly launched Being Device Management (BDM) system designed to serve as customer service solutions for system integrators (SI) and managed service providers (M...
Coretronic sees profits improve significantly in 2018
Coretronics, a backlit unit (BLU) specialist, has seen its operating results improve significantly in 2018 thanks to efforts to improve its efficiency, according to company chairman Wade Chang.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped nearly 9.7 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 13.9% sequentially, but down 2.7% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments maintained its on-year growth momentum in the fourth quarter of 2018, increasing 5.1% on year to...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2018
Total global tablet shipments came to 42.67 million units in fourth-quarter 2018, down 2.3% quarter-over-quarter and 7.2% yea...
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,...