Coretronic expects 10-20% shipment growth in 2021
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic expects to post a 10-20% shipment increase in 2021, thanks to increasing output for energy-saving applications from its factory sites in Vietnam and China.
China monitor market to grow 3% in 2021
Monitor shipments in the China market are likely to grow 3% on year to 35.6 million units in 2021, having expanded 2.4% to 34.5 million units in 2020, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
Coretronic sees January revenues drop
Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.293 billion (US$116 million) for January, decreasing 15.29% sequentially and 1.05% on year.
Taiwan makers see LCD TV shipments rise in 4Q20
Taiwan-based makers shipped 951,800 LCD TVs globally in fourth-quarter 2020, increasing 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung posts profit drop in 4Q20
Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits fell 26.7% sequentially to KRW9.05 trillion (US$8.08 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2020, due to weaker memory prices, sluggish consumer products sales, higher marketing costs and impacts from the Korean won's appreciation.
LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has disclosed it has worked with a US client to develop a 165-inch fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays, with shipments expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2021.
Taiwan-based LED firms Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics, and LCD panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are stepping up efforts developing miniLED-backlit LCD automotive displays for dashboards, central information displays and infotainment devices, with such applications likely to...
Innolux proposes concept of panel semiconductor
South Korean panel makers are withdrawing from the LCD market, while their Chinese competitors, after frenzy expansion propelled them to the top of the LCD sector, are not expected to further expand their capacity significantly in the future, as they no longer have priority in receiving government...
Samsung Electronics is expected to adopt a two-pronged approach to push the sales of its QLED and microLED TVs in 2021, in response to fellow company LG Electronics' efforts to promote its rollable OLED TVs, according to Digitimes Research.
MiniLED backlighting is expected to strengthen large-size LCD panels' competitiveness against OLED in five years, according to Ting Chin-lung, executive vice president for Innolux.
More devices to come with miniLED displays
Apple is reportedly looking to adopt miniLED displays for its new iPads and MacBook Pros in 2021, while Samsung Electronics is expected to release a miniLED tablet and Micro-Star International (MSI) a miniLED notebook, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
EIH to promote color e-book readers
E Ink Holdings (EIH) will promote its ACeP (advanced color e-paper) technology to e-book readers in 2021.
Foldable-screen notebooks likely to be expensive
Foldable-screen notebooks are estimated to be priced more than NT$70,000 (US$2,469) due to the high components costs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Highlights of the day: Passive components inventory low
Strong pandemic-fuled demand has resulted in shortages in a host of components, including MLCC. Yageo, a major passive components suplier, has only about two months of MLCC inventory, far below healthy levels, and the tight supply will...
Second-tier TV brands grappling with panel shortages
Second-tier TV brands focusing on small-to-medium screen size segments face mounting pressure of insufficient supply from panel makers who are giving production priority to large-size applications, according to industry sources.
InnoCare to see sales momentum continue into 2021
InnoCare Optoelectronics, a subsidiary of Innolux focusing on developing flat panels for medical applications, is on track to see its shipments of X-ray image inspection detectors and other equipment grow 10-20% in 2020, with the sales momentum to continue into 2021.
China-based TV maker TCL has denied that it planted backdoor software in its TVs sold to the US market.
Both Taiwan-based panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are gearing up their efforts to develop display products for medical applications in response to the lingering impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Digitimes Research.
General Interface Solution (GIS) has delivered multiple models of sensor-enabled display devices, built using its core sensing technology and designed for medical applications, for validation, according to sources at the touch panel maker.
Samsung is keen on catching up with TSMC in advanced node semiconductor manufacturing, but sources blame unsatisfactory yield rates for 8nm process at the Korean foundry for short supply of Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 30 GPUs. The Korean...
Samsung set to commercialize microLED TVs in 2021
Samsung Electronics is set to launch its microLED TV lineup in the first quarter of 2021, heralding the arrival of the next-generation TV products.
Coretronic reports decreased revenues for November
Backlit unit (BLU) and projector supplier Coretronic has reported November revenues of NT$3.779 billion (US$133.88 million), down 1% sequentially and 13% on year, as shipments were affected by the shortages of some crucial components.
Taiwan makers urged to embrace opportunities from 5G digital transformation and space industry
Taiwan-based ICT makers have to look to multiple business opportunities derived from 5G-based digital transformation and the development of the space industry, according to Lo Huai-jia, CEO for Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Plastic Logic have jointly launched an array of Legio-brand flexible color displays based on the former's Advanced Color e-Paper (ACeP) technology, according to a joint statement of the companies.
EIH expanding e-paper ecosystem
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has managed to solicit more partners to join its e-paper application ecosystem, with an aim to jointly promote further adoption of e-paper solutions in hospitals, factories and retail stores, according to Digitimes Research.
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