BLU maker Coretronic gearing up for capacity expansion
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic is expanding its production capacity in Vietnam and China to meet increasing market demand, according to Sarah Lin, president of its energy-saving device unit.
Taiwan-based makers shipped only 6.26 million LCD TVs globally in the first quarter of 2021, down 34.2% sequentially, due mainly to shortages of panels, display driver ICs and SoC chips, Digitimes Research has found.
Taiwan-based Darwin Precisions, which offers fine metal masks (FMM) for OLED panel production, expects robust demand for miniLED-backlit applications to drive its sales growth in 2021, according to company chairman Michael Tsai.
Rising end-market prices may affect panel demand in 2H21
Most IT and TV brand vendors have been forced to raise their quotes in the end markets recently due to ever-rising component and material prices - a trend that could dampen the currently robust demand for panels, according to industry sources.
Samsung launches Neo QLED 8K TVs in Taiwan
Samsung Electronics has launched in Taiwan its new Neo QLED 8K series TVs that feature the combination of a miniLED backlighting module and a QD display, and support AI and algorithm technologies.
MiniLED, microLED a focus at Touch Taiwan 2021
Ennostar is showcasing miniLED backlighting and fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays at Touch Taiwan 2021, where PlayNitride is exhibiting microLED displays of varying sizes.
Touch Taiwan 2021 kicks off
The three-day physical event of the Touch Taiwan 2021 exhibition kicked off on April 21 in Taipei, highlighting over 100 smart display solutions coupled with an array of new technologies and applications, according to the show organizer.
Components shortages have been troubling the notebook sector, with ODMs and brand vendors set to see shipments fall short of demand by 30-50% in second-quarter 2021. Chromebooks have been among devices that have seen extremely tight supply...
AUO breaks into supply chain for Samsung microLED TVs
AU Optronics (AUO) has cut into the supply chain for Samsung's microLED TVs by providing glass backplanes, with shipments to kick off in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
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...
Coretronic expects its shipments of energy-saving products, mainly backlight units (BLU), to stay flat in April, as shortages of some critical components will undermine its efforts to ramp up shipments.
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.
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 PCB makers gearing up for miniLED TV boom
Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers, such as Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Apex International, are gearing up for the miniLED-backlit TV market boom as they have cut into supply chains of major makers in the new segment, according to industry sources.
MiniLED-backlit TV competition heating up
Samsung Electronics will begin shipping its Neo QLED LCD TVs at the end of March 2021, heating up competition in miniLED backlighting, according to industry sources.
Demand for medical LCD displays to drop in 2021
Global demand for LCD displays used in various medical purposes spiked in 2020 due to COVID-19, but is expected to shrink sharply in 2021 along with the gradual easing of the pandemic, according to industry sources.
BLU shipments to rebound in March
Coretronic and Radiant Opto-Electronics expect their backlight unit (BLU) shipments to rebound significantly in March, as factory operations have returned to normal after the Lunar New Year holidays.
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments are expected to fall 8.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, after registering a 3.7% sequential increase in the prior quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Interactive whiteboard shipments to gain momentum
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of large-size LCD panel applications can still see a double-digit rate in the next five years, bolstered by the growing popularity of over 9-inch automotive boards and interactive whiteboards (IWB), according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Taiwan has disclosed it has obtained orders for installing QMR commercial displays at the local 7-Eleven chain store's 6,000 outlets around the country.
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 9.52 million LCD TVs globally in fourth-quarter 2020, increasing 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
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