Lextar to release mini LED products
Lextar Electronics has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED ready for mass production, including I-Mini Blue, a smart backlight module integrating mini LED and driver IC, which can realize high contrast and slim design and is already introduced to applications such as gaming notebook...
For TSMC, Moore's Law is far from being dead. While it has been keen to grow chip density on the transistor level, advancing packaging technology is one of the possible ways TSMC is embracing to improve density by stacking multiple layers of transistors into what it calls monolithic...
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reportedly supplied mini LED chips used to backlight a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) smart LCD TV developed by China-based Huawei Technologies, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
EIH cuts revenue forecast for 2019
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has revised downward its revenue forecast for 2019 to an on-year decline of 10%, citing lower-than-expected sales of its consumer products such as e-book readers and e-note solutions.
China tier-2 TV brands ramping up shipments
China's second-tier TV brands are ramping up shipments of over 60-inch TVs globally as the availability of less expensive panels from BOE Technology has helped improve their competitiveness, according to industry sources.
Sony launches 8K TV in Taiwan
Sony have launched two models of its new Bravia Master series TVs - an 85-inch LCD 8K HDR model (KD-85Z9G) and a 77-inch 4K OLED model (KD-77A9G) - in Taiwan.
EIH, DCI jointly roll out e-paper healthcare displays
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) and US-based Digital, Connected, Intelligent Health Technology (DCI) have jointly rolled out digital healthcare display devices for hospital applications.
Taiwan's makers shipped 7.16 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2019 increasing 14.4% from the previous quarter, as US-based clients required advanced shipments to avoid their products likely being subject to higher tariffs to be imposed by the US government, according to Digitimes Research.
The combination of 5G networks and 8K technologies is likely to enrich applications in the fields such as manufacturing, medical care and security monitoring, boosting demand for 8K TVs in 2020, according to industry observers.
Pegatron has reportedly entered the supply chain of the third-generation Google Glass featuring a design that is lighter than the previous generations, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
8K TV development gaining momentum
Development of the 8K TV industry has gained momentum recently, highlighted by the releases of an 8K TV chip by Realtek Semiconductor, the Xbox console Project Scarlett by Microsoft, and the world's first 8K OLED TV by LG Electronics, Digitimes Research has observed.
Huawei to launch smart TVs
Huawei has announced that it will launch a series of TVs with smart displays under its Honor-lineup targeting the smart home segment.
EIH shipping wireless ELTs to China Eastern Airline
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has begun shipping its 2.9-inch hanging wireless electronic luggage tags (ELTs) to China Eastern Airline.
Apex expects rising PCB orders from 8K TVs
PCB maker Apex International expects its 10-layer PCB shipments for 8K Ultra HD TVs to pick up each quarter in the second half and to become a key growth driver for the company during the period.
Taiwan-based e-book reader maker Netronix has been keen on developing new e-paper applications including electronic baggage tags (EBTs), smart bus stop signs and smart medical care devices, and expects demand for these solutions to pick up dramatically in the second half of 2019 and in 2020.
Rafael Micro optimistic about 3Q19
Radio-frequency (RF) chip specialist Rafael Microelectronics expects to post substantial sales and profit increases sequentially in the third quarter, with the growth momentum likely to carry on in the fourth.
Dell, Acer open flagship stores in Taiwan
Dell opened its first flagship retail store in Taiwan on July 4. Located in Taipei, the store will be promoting its PC and monitor products ranging from consumer, gaming to enterprise devices. Meanwhile, Acer also established a flagship retail store in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan that will begin operation...
Samsung says 2Q19 operating profit fell 56% on year
Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2019, disclosing that its operating profit for the period reached KRW6.5 trillion (US$US$5.5 billion), down 56% from the year-ago level of KRW14.87 trillion.
In the first quarter of 2019, the smart home market in Europe grew 23.9%, reaching 21.3 million units shipped to the region, according to IDC. Western Europe is responsible for 88.3% of the region share, but Central and Eastern Europe had the biggest increase of 31.2% on year.
SES-imagotag to see ESL shipments ride high in 2019-2020
Electronic shelf label (ESL) provider SES-imagotag is expected to see its shipments of ESL products grow 30% in 2019 and continue to expand 50% in 2020, buoyed by its marketing efforts in Asia and other regions, according to industry sources.
Foxconn readies deployment in 8K+5G ecosystems
Foxconn Technology Group has established complete 8K+5G ecosystems, marking another big step forward in the group's development roadmaps beyond cloud computing, mobile devices, IoT, big data, smart living and robots, according to Lu Fang-ming, chairman of Foxconn's telecom arm Asia Pacific Telecom...
Collective management at post-Gou Foxconn
Terry Gou has stepped down as chairman of Foxconn Technology Group to facilitate his bid for Taiwan's presidency, handing over the reins to a collective management by a nine-member committee.
Innolux expanding TV production capacity in Taiwan
Flat panel maker Innolux has said that it has set up a new TV assembly line in Taiwan aiming to help clients mitigate the impact of rising US tariffs on Chinese imports, according to company president James Yang.
Highlights of the day: DRAM advancement
Despite the prospect of the US-China trade tensions further driving down DRAM pricing in the second half of the year, vendors continue to advance their technology for the memory. On another front in the semiconductor sector,...
EIH remains positive about business outlook for 2019
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) remains positive about its sales and earnings outlook for 2019 as it moves to enhance its deployments in the smart city, smart retailing, education and logistics sectors despite the ongoing US-China trade dispute, according to company president Johnson...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2019
Second-quarter 2019 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China showed 39.1% sequential growth, higher than previously...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...