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.
Samsung Display will try to make a comeback to the OLED TV market by rolling out QD-OLED (quantum dot-OLED) panels to enable the parent company Samsung Electronics to compete effectively with LG Electronics in the OLED TV market.
Large-size 8K TV, OLED and gaming display applications were the main focus of CES 2019, with a number of 8K TVs showcased by TV vendors likely to be commercialized in 2019, Digitimes Research has found.
8K taking off
A number of IT vendors and display device makers highlighted a variety of end-market 8K display products at the recently concluded CES 2019, heralding that the 8K display market is likely to become mature in the next 1-2 years and the challenges that Taiwan's display supply chain makers are going to...
AUO, Innolux keen to tap lucrative PID market
Taiwan's LCD panel makers are revving up efforts to tap the lucrative market for public information displays (PIDs), which carry higher gross margins and are increasingly needed to support smart city and smart retail applications.
Acer sales grow 2.2% in 2018
Acer has disclosed its consolidated revenues for the full year 2018 reached NT$242.57 billion (US$7.87 billion), growing 2.2% from the previous year.
AUO exhibits 85-inch 8K4K ALCD display at CES
AU Optronics (AUO) is showcasing at CES 2019 its products spanning from smart home, gaming to vehicle applications, including an 85-inch 8K4K bezel-less ALCD TV display that is already in mass production.and other gaming monitor and notebook displays.
LED chip suppliers in Taiwan and China are expected to gear up efforts to land micro LED chip orders from Samsung Electronics after the Korea IT giant unveiled its latest modular micro LED display products at a pre-CES 2019 event earlie this week, according to industry sources.
Samsung unveils modular micro LED displays at CES
Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest modular micro LED display technology, showcasing during its pre-CES event designs that included a 75-inch display, a 219-inch "The Wall," as well as other various sizes, shapes and configurations for a next-generation modular micro LED display.
The display industry must step up efforts catering to the market, providing new technologies that can meet growing demand for high resolution, high brightness screens, foldable and bendable devices, and free form panels, according Michael Heckmeier, executive vice president at Merck.
8K TV demand to drive growth for driver IC packagers
The TV market's migration to 8K resolution is expected to boost demand for LCD driver ICs, and in turn for services from packagers, such as ChipMOS Technologies and Chipbond Technology, according to industry sources.
Harvatek is poised to start volume production of mini LED backlighting units (BLUs) and fine-pitch displays in second-quarter 2019 and expects their revenues as a percentage of total sales to rise from below 5% in 2018 to 15% in 2019, according to the company.
Availability of cost-effective SoCs pivotal to development of 8K TVs, says Digitimes Research
The availability of cost-effective video processing solutions will play a pivotal role in driving a fast growth of the 8K TV market, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan's export order value totaled US$47.68 billion in November, decreasing 2.7% on month and 2.1% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on December 20.
While Ultra-HD (UHD) content is still insufficient at the moment, related makers and service providers should expand the scope of information applications to highlight the value of such high resolution and stimulate demand for 8K TVs.
Backlit unit (BLU) suppliers Radiant Optoelectronics and Coretronic both have reported revenue gains for November, bucking off-peak season trends.
LED packager AOT to see slower sales in 4Q18
LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronics Technology (AOT), a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, expects its sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 to be lower than those seen in the previous quarter due to weak demand for LED backlighting solutions from the LCD TV sector, according to company...
Taiwan's monitor shipments grew 7.5% on year in the third quarter of 2018 and are expected to continue enjoying a similar level of on-year increase in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest report.
EIH bracing for strong sales in 4Q18 and 2019
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) is headed for strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 with its growth momentum to continue into 2019, according to company president Johnson Lee.
Import tariffs introduced by the United States and China in September will see Chinese exporters bear approximately 75% of the costs, with the US extracting a net welfare gain of US$18.4 billion, according to new research from EconPol Europe.
Taiwan's optoelectronics industry players must pursue the development of smart optoelectronics and leverage the prowess and advantages of the country's ICT industry to find a solid foothold in international optoelectronics supply chains, according to Kenneth Tai, chairman of Jasper Display based in...
Coretronic expects revenues to rebound in November
Backlit unit (BLU) and projector supplier Coretronic expects its sales to stage a rebound in November after a sequential decline in October, driven by brisk shipments of its major product lines.
Innolux reports increased revenues for October
Innolux has reported increased revenues for October, thanks to increased shipments of complete TV sets and small- and medium-size LCD modules despite decreases in panel shipments.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018
With weak seasonal demand, Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments dropped 3.7% sequentially to arrive at 62.38 million units...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018
Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel shipments slipped 22.1% sequentially and 23.1% on year to arrive at only 240.55 million...
China smartphone market and industry - 4Q 2018
China smartphone market experienced a sluggish fourth-quarter in 2018 amid a weakening economy, instead of strong domestic demand...
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
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