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Memory related device suppliers to break into Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 2015

Apr 23, 11:07

More memory-related device suppliers including Silicon Motion Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology are expected to break into Taiwan's top-10 IC design companies, which have long been dominated by LCD driver IC firms, in 2015.

Samsung Display considers moving LCM business to China or Vietnam, says report

Apr 20, 21:57

After separating its LCD and OLED businesses, Samsung Display is reportedly considering moving its LCD module (LCM) business, which is currently still operating in South Korea, to China or Vietnam as related labor expenses in South Korea have been rising dramatically, according to a Korean-language...

QD Vision introduces 2mm color LCD display optic

Apr 17, 15:56

QD Vision has introduced a 2mm wide quantum dot optic. The new Color IQ optical component represents a 33% width reduction from the 3mm optic, making it the thinnest quantum dot, full-gamut color solution available today, according to QD Vision.

BOE signs US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T, says report

Apr 16, 21:55

China panel maker BOE has signed a US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T to purchase testing equipment, according to Korea-based newspaper ZDNet Korea.

Apple to equip next iPhone with Force Touch technology

Apr 16, 14:55

Apple is preparing to equip its next iPhone model with Force Touch technology similar to that used in the Apple Watch but is still experimenting where the sensor will be placed, according to touch panel makers in Taiwan.

Next iPhone expected to have Force Touch technology

Corning announces collaboration with OLEDWorks

Apr 14, 15:45

Corning has announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop flexible and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning Willow Glass as an integrated substrate.

Coretronic ships 6.211 million BLUs in March

Apr 13, 10:54

Coretronic shipped 6.211 million backlight units (BLUs) in March 2015, growing 17% on month, and 18.49 million units in January-March, slipping 12% on year, according to the company.

Wah Hong reports over 15% decline for 1Q15 performance

Apr 10, 15:50

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its March 2015 revenues reached NT$805 million (US$25.8 million), up 18.47% on month but down 23.24% on year.

Display makers showcase technologies at Finetech Japan

Apr 9, 14:06

The Finetech Japan exhibition is running from April 8-10 in Tokyo, featuring technologies from display makers including 98-inch 8K displays from China-based BOE.

FocalTech cuts into supply chain of brand smartphone vendors

Apr 8, 21:20

FocalTech Systems has obtained touchscreen IC orders for smartphones from HTC, Asustek Computer and Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

Chipbond to post 5-10% sales growth in 2Q15, says report

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:40

LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology is expected to report a 5-10% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by rising shipments for handset panels, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:32

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.11 billion (US$100.14 million) for March 2015, representing a 17.68% increase on month but 15.33% drop on year.

LG Chem to invest US$100 million to expand China polarizer facilities, says report

Mar 31, 20:43

LG Chem will reportedly invest US$100 million to expand polarizer facilities in China in view of growing demand for the technology in the nation as the LCD panel industry continues to rise, according to various Korea-based media reports.

Niching 2014 profits hit 3-year high

Mar 31, 10:41

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has posted net profits of NT$61.37 million (US$1.96 million) in 2014, up 116% on year and hitting a 3-year high. The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$1.57.

Wah Hong reports 2014 performance

Mar 26, 15:34

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its 2014 revenues reached NT$12.238 billion (US$390.98 million), with an EPS of NT$2.05.

LED makers optimistic about WCG development in 2015

Mar 24, 16:06

As the LED backlighting market is reaching saturation, makers are looking to tackle orders for high-end, higher resolution devices such as Ultra HD (4K) TVs to secure performance in 2015.

Mildex invests to further develop touch panels

Mar 23, 21:51

Mildex Optical will invest NT$1.09 billion (US$34.75 million) to be stationed in the Southern Taiwan Science Park where it will further develop design, research and development, production and sales of new touch panel products.

Chipbond reports record revenues and profits for 2014

Mar 19, 22:46

LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.55 billion (US$81 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$17.68 billion for 2014. Both figures marked record highs.

Nanosys to double QD materials manufacturing capacity to 25 tons per year

Mar 18, 22:03

Nanosys has announced it has doubled its Quantum Dot (QD) materials manufacturing capacity to 25 tons per year in response to rapidly increasing demand from leading Ultra HD (4K) TV vendors.

New 12-inch MacBook expected to make up 15-20% of overall MacBook shipments in 2015

Mar 17, 21:44

The 12-inch MacBook is expected to make up 15-20% of Apple's overall shipments of MacBook series devices in 2015, according to panel supply chains.

Coretronic ships nearly 5.3 million BLUs in February

Mar 10, 22:31

Coretronic shipped 5.288 million backlight units (BLUs) in February, dropping 24% on month, according to the company.

Wah Hong reports decline in February revenues

Mar 10, 20:23

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its February 2015 revenues reached NT$679 million, down 24.98% on month and down 18.05% on year.

GLT sees its performance increase on year in February

Mar 9, 14:22

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has reported its February 2015 revenues reached NT$408 million (US$12.93 million), down 29.34% on month and up 6.08% on year.

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues drop in February 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 14:29

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.642 billion (US$84.06 million) for February 2015, representing a 28.3% drop on month and 22.27% drop on year.

Microsoft increasing orders to China makers

Feb 26, 15:36

China supply chain makers are seeing orders from Microsoft increase as the company shifts orders away from Taiwan makers and prepares to launch two new smartphones.

Coretronic expects BLU shipments in 2015 to increase 10%

Feb 25, 21:04

Coretronic expects its backlight unit (BLU) shipments in 2015 to increase 10% on year following a total of about 93 million in 2014.

Fingerprint recognition smartphones from China vendors expected to ramp up in 2H15

Feb 16, 20:53

China handset supply chains expect to see orders for smartphones with fingerprint recognition from China vendors increase in the second half of 2015.

GLT expects 25% growth in 2015

Feb 16, 13:36

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects its revenues in 2015 to climb 15-25% on year to reach record highs.

AUO purchases 100% stake in color filter affiliate Toppan CFI

Feb 12, 21:18

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it has spent NT$4.429 billion (US$140.56 million) to purchase a 100% stake in its color filter affiliate Toppan CFI.

Coretronic expects 1Q15 BLU shipments to drop

Feb 12, 11:58

Coretronic expects its backlight unit (BLU) shipments in the first quarter of 2015 to decrease by about 15% sequentially due to off-season effects and fewer working days arising from 2015 Lunar New Year holidays in late February, the company has indicated.

Coretronic reports falling performance for January 2015

Feb 9, 21:59

BLU maker Coretronic has reported that its revenues for January 2015 have slipped 10.7% on month to NT$5.17 billion (US$163.83 million). The company said the on-month drop occurred as the industry entered a slowing down period.

Wah Hong reports declined performance in January

Feb 9, 21:51

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported that its revenues for January 2015 reached NT$905 million (US$28.68 million), down 2.97% on month and down 6.15% on year.

Radiant Opto-Electronics January BLU shipments fall nearly 23% on month

Feb 9, 15:08

Radiant Opto-Electronics shipped 7.622 million backlight units (BLUs) in January, dropping on month by 22.91%, according to the company.

ChipMOS to provide testing services for TDDI chips

Feb 4, 13:43

ChipMOS Technologies will start to install testing equipment for TDDI (touch with display driver) chips in the second quarter of 2015, according to the backend house. The number of testing equipment sets ready for LCD driver ICs at ChipMOS will increase to 500 by the end of 2015, said the company.

China self-sufficiency rate of panel components and materials rising

Feb 3, 14:06

The self-sufficiency rate of LCD components and materials in China is currently only around 20% but is expected to rise, driven by subsidies from the China government to expand and construct new facilities for the panel industry's upstream sectors.

Polarizer prices continuing to drop

Feb 2, 15:21

Polarizer makers have seen pricing for their products drop about 3% a quarter over the last few quarters, which is expected to carry over into early 2015.

TacBright expects new TAC plant to go into operation in June

Jan 30, 11:09

TacBright Optronics, a TAC (triacetyl cellulose) film subsidiary of Taiwan-based Shinkong Synthetic Fibers (SSF), has invested NT$3 billion (US$100 million) to construct a new TAC production plant in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and expects facilities to be completed in June 2015.

Taiwan MOEA approves new investments at Kaohsiung Software Park

Jan 29, 21:37

The Export Processing Zone Administration (EPZA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has has approved applications from Hoya Marketing, Madhatter Technology, and Edispay Solutions, to invest and station at the Kaohsiung Software Park (KSP). The total investment amounts to around NT$25.6 million...

Corning reports 4Q14 and 2014 financial results

Jan 28, 22:08

Corning has announced that its core sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 were US$2.6 billion, a 30% increase on year. GAAP sales were US$2.4 billion.

China smartphone supply chains estimate demand to pick up in March

Jan 26, 15:50

China smartphone supply chain makers estimate they will begin shipments for new devices following the Lunar New Year period as local handset vendors remain concerned over clearing out inventories through the early part of first-quarter 2015.

AUO to recruit 1,500 new engineers

Jan 26, 14:27

In an effort to bump up R&D and further compete in the market going into 2015, AU Optronics (AUO) will recruit 1,500 new engineers.

Schott reports improved performance

Jan 23, 15:47

Schott AG has reported that it continued on its growth course in fiscal year 2013/2014 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014) by improving on all of its earnings indicators. EBIT amounted to EUR135 million (US$153 million) and was thus significantly higher than the EUR74 million the company reported...

China government moving forward with panel component subsidies

Jan 22, 10:59

Demand for upstream panel components is increasing in China and local makers are unable to meet supply, particularly for TFT polarizers. The China government, as a result, is issuing new subsidies to local makers to expand production and increase the self-sufficiency rate in China.

Taiwan 2014 optoelectronics production value estimated at NT$2.467 trillion, says PIDA

Jan 15, 23:22

Taiwan's optoelectronics industries generated a total production value of NT$2.467 trillion (US$80.2 billion) in 2014, flat on year and accounting for about 12% of global total, according to Taiwan-based Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

Optical film maker Efun expects significant shipment growth in 1Q15

Jan 14, 11:09

Optical film maker Efun Technology has said it expects significant increases in shipments to South Korea- and Japan-based LCD TV vendors in 2015.

Quantum dot materials still an issue, say observers

Jan 13, 15:18

LCD TV panel makers are pushing quantum dot (QD) wide color gamut (WCG) panel production in 2015 but QD materials containing cadmimum are toxic, raising environmental concern, according to Taiwan-based TV supply chain makers.

Young Optics sees rebound in 4Q14 but overall decline in 2014

Jan 12, 14:44

Optical component and module maker Young Optics has reported its consolidated revenues in December 2014 reached NT$624 million (US$19.6 million), up 55.46% on month and 38.67% on year.

Coretronic BLU shipments slip in December

Jan 12, 12:12

Coretronic has revealed it shipped 7.555 million backlight units (BLUs) in December, slipping 2% sequentially.

Wah Hong reports increased December performance

Jan 8, 15:34

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its December 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$933 million (US$29.17 million), up 2.81% on month and up 0.94% on year.

CES 2015: MediaTek announces TV SoC for Sony Android TVs

Newswatch - Jan 8, 14:56

MediaTek has announced its smartTV SoC chip for use in the first Sony Android TV incorporating Sony's picture-quality algorithm, enabling Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

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