Shipments of large-size TVs in the Taiwan market in 2020 are likely to be 10-15% higher than the projection of 850,000-900,000 units made earlier this year, bolstered by rising stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to market sources.
Huawei to enter curved gaming monitor market
Huawei reportedly is set to launch own brand monitors, including curved gaming models, as it prepares to compete with newcomers such as Xiaomi in the sector, according to industry sources.
Replacement demand for colored e-book readers is expected to emerge in 2021, as the ongoing stay-at-home economy is bolstering demand for the e-paper-based reading devices, according to industry sources.
Samsung reportedly to sell TV plant in China
Samsung Electronics reportedly plans to close its TV assembly plant in Tianjin, China by November 2020 and will probably sell it, with Amtran Technology showing interest in buying it, according to industry sources.
BLU maker Coretronic sees revenues up slightly in August
Backlit unit (BLU) and projector provider Coretronic has reported revenues of NT$3.899 billion (US$133.14 million) for August, up 5% sequentially but down 12% on year.
EIH to intro new-gen color e-paper tech in 2021
E Ink holdings (EIH) is putting increasing focus on colored e-paper solutions, with plans to roll out its next-generation Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) technology in 2021, according to company chairman Johnson Lee.
Huawei TV business also affected by US trade ban
Huawei reportedly have reduced its components orders for TV production by 30-40%, as the US trade ban that limits the company's access to semiconductor parts has also affected its business units other than chips and smartphones, according to industry sources.
The global curved monitor market is poised for significant growth in 2021 as more panel makers ramp up production of curved applications and more brand vendors launch related products to cash in on virus-induced market demand, according to industry sources.
The output value of e-paper products may be relatively small as compared to those from LCD or OLED, e-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has managed to garner a gross margin of over 40% quarterly over the past two years while most LCD and OLED panel suppliers have operated with lower margins...
The latest development of large-size panel technology for TV applications still focuses on improving color saturation and dynamic contrast, especially in light of the adoption of mini LED backlight modules, Digitimes Research has found.
Tianma ramping up automotive panel shipments
China-based panel maker Tianma Microelectronics has seen its shipments of automotive panels increase significantly in recent years, cashing in on the growing new energy auto market driven by the increasing popularity of IoV technology, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments climbed 25% sequentially and 5.3% on year in the second quarter of 2020, fueled by orders deferred from the previous quarter and ongoing stay-at-home initiatives, according to Digitimes Research
RiTdisplay to ship mini LED display products in 2021
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has taped out commodity mini LED display products and is ready to ship samples to clients for validation, with commercial shipments likely to kick off in 2021, according to company CEO DC Wang.
AUO gives positive outlook for 3Q20
AU Optronics (AUO) has given a positive outlook for third-quarter 2020, citing significant improvements in its business operations and order visibility as well as a recovery of global economic activities.
TPK to quadruple notebook LCM capacity
TPK Holding will double its touch-enabled notebook-use LCD module (LCM) capacity by year-end 2020 and further expand it to four times as much as the current level by early 2021 to meet increasing demand for notebooks and tablets supporting remote work and study, according to company CEO Leo Hsieh.
Taiwan-based TV makers saw their shipments surge 33.8% sequentially to 6.22 million units in second-quarter 2020 as demand from clients in North America remained strong despite the coronavirus impacts, according to Digitimes Research.
Young Optics suffers net loss in 2Q20
Optical module maker Young Optics released financial results for the second quarter of 2020, seeing a net loss of NT$36 million (US$1.2 million) for the third consecutive quarter.
Epistar and Lextar Electronics have teamed up vying for orders from Samsung for TV-use mini LED backlight units (BLU), with their samples being validated by the Korean vendor, according to industry sources.
China to see growing OLED TV competition
Xiaomi has recently launched its first OLED TV under its Master series with the set featuring a 65-inch 4K panel and priced at CNY12,999 (US$1,868). The Xiaomi product is expected to fuel competition in China's OLED TV market.
Supply and demand of TV panels to remain healthy in 2021
The TV panel market is poised to see a relatively healthy development due to an improvement in supply and demand resulting from Korean makers' departure from LCD TV applications, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's government will earmark NT$17.7 billion (US$600.15 million) for the implementation of a project, "Beyond Vision," aiming to foster the development of vertical display applications covering four major areas - smart retailing, smart medical care, smart traffic and smart entertainment - during...
Everlight Electronics expects staggering shipment growth for LCD TV-use mini LED backlight units (BLU) in third-quarter 2020.
Epistar ships RGB fine-pitch mini LED displays
Epistar has disclosed it began shipping RGB mini LED displays with pitches below 0.8mm for procurement projects in June and will start shipping to Europe-based operators of recreational centers and Chinese clients in third-quarter 2020.
Notebook panel demand to remain strong in 3Q20
Demand for notebook panels in the third quarter of 2020 will remain robust having seen strong orders during the second quarter supporting pandemic-induced remote work and study, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based AMOLED display solution developer Innovative and Transformation (INT) has developed an ultra-low power native RGB near-eye display module for applications in standalone XR devices, according to company sources.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
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Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2020
Taiwan makers' TV shipments reached 6.28 million units in the second quarter of 2020, growing 35.1% sequentially.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...