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Coretronic ships 5.06 million energy-saving devices, 143,000 projectors in September

Oct 11, 11:38

Coretronic shipped 5.06 million energy-saving devices consisting of BLUs (backlight units), industrial and medical displays, and touch modules, and it also shipped 143,000 projectors and interactive projecting devices in September, with the former falling 5% on month and the latter growing 36%, according...

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports on-year drop for September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:08

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.957 billion (US$125.93 million) for September 2016, representing a 10.76% increase on month and 42.41% drop on year.

SES-imagotag to acquire Pervasive Displays

Sep 26, 15:04

France-based SES-imagotag and Taiwan-based Pervasive Displays (PDi) have signed a deal under which SES-imagotag will acquire 100% of PDi, according to the companies.

Gamma Optical quits production of optical films

Sep 22, 14:21

Gamma Optical has stopped optical film production due to continued losses since 2010 arising from price competition from China-based makers, according to the company.

Chimei Materials to defer beginning of production at China factory, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:28

Polarizer maker Chimei Materials Technology has seen delays in setting up a factory in Kunshan, eastern China, and will not install equipment until fourth-quarter 2016 and begin production in second-quarter 2017, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Nippon Electric Glass to set up joint-venture in China

Sep 19, 11:19

Japan-based glass substrate maker Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) will cooperate with China-based Dongxu Optoelectronic Technology (DOT) to set up a glass substrate processing factory in Fuqing, southeastern China, on a joint venture basis, according to DOT.

Sony may become largest TV-use LGP client for GLT in 2016

Sep 13, 15:49

Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects to ship three million LCD TV-use LGPs to Sony in 2016, increasing 50% on year, and Sony is likely to become its largest client, according to the company.

Coretronic projector shipments rise in August

Sep 9, 11:15

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors in August, increasing 10% sequentially. Revenues from the product line totaled NT$1.525 billion (US$48.1 million) for the month, up 16% sequentially.

Radiant Opto-Electronics ships over 10.6 million BLUs in August

Sep 6, 11:59

Radiant Opto-Electronics shipped 10.587 million backlight units (BLUs) in August, increasing 25.0% on month, according to the company.

BenQ Materials to shut down factory in southern Taiwan

Sep 5, 11:31

Polarizer maker BenQ Materials will close its factory in Southern Taiwan Science Park at the end of September and lay off 247 employees, according to the company.

Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 1, 16:30

The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.

Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices

Aug 31, 11:34

Corning has unveiled Gorilla Glass SR+. Specifically designed for wearable devices, this new glass composite reduces visible scratches while delivering Gorilla Glass' toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity, according to the company.

Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

Glass substrates in tight supply in 3Q16, says Corning Taiwan president

Aug 26, 14:17

Global supply of glass substrates for making display panels is tight in the third quarter of 2016 and this will help slow declines in glass substrate price, according to Daniel Tseng, president for Corning Display Technologies Taiwan.

Corning Display Technologies Taiwan president Daniel Tseng at Touch Taiwan 2016

Heraeus showcases flexible, foldable touch panel technology at Touch Taiwan 2016

Aug 26, 10:18

Germany-based Heraeus is showcasing dry-film resist photolithography, a high-resolution patterning process for use in Clevios-brand conductive polymer film to make flexible and foldable touch panels in place of ITO film, at Touch Taiwan 2016 taking place in Taipei during August 24-26.

The strengths of Gorilla Glass 5: Q&A with Corning executive James Hollis

Aug 19, 14:16

Corning in late July released its latest cover glass, Gorilla Glass 5, to provide better protection for mobile devices against breakage from everyday drops. in early August, Samsung Electronics unveiled Galaxy Note 7, the vendor's new flagship smartphone featuring Gorilla Glass 5 as its cover glass.

James Hollis

Taiwan science park total revenues top NT$1 trillion in 1H16, says MOST

Aug 17, 20:16

Government-developed and run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.078 trillion (US$33.53 billion) during January-June 2016, dropping 4.89% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Taiwan firms enter supply chain for 2017 iPhone

Aug 16, 20:12

In addition to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chipbond Technology and MJC Probe (MPI) have entered the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhone series, according to industry sources.

Coretronic sees decreased July revenues

Aug 10, 11:31

Backlight unit (BLU) and DLD projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.763 billion (US$149 million) for July, decreasing 1.11% on month and 14.90% on year, and those of NT$32.231 billion for January-July dipped 15.94% on year.

Radiant Opto-Electronics ships 8.468 million BLUs in July

Stockwatch - Aug 8, 11:55

Radiant Opto-Electronics has disclosed it shipped 8.468 million backlight units (BLUs) in July, increasing 23.9% on month and 3.1% on year.

BenQ Materials posts 1H16 net loss

Stockwatch - Aug 4, 15:07

Polarizer maker BenQ Materials has posted consolidated revenues of NT$6.322 billion (US$196 million), net loss of NT$146 million and net loss per share of NT$0.45 for first-half 2016.

Corning posts stronger results for 2Q16

Jul 28, 16:19

Corning has reported revenues for the second quarter of 2016 totaled US$2.36 billion, growing 15% sequentially and 1% on year, with net income coming to US$2.207 billion.

Coretronic nets NT$1.13 per share for 1H16

Jul 28, 11:17

Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has posted net EPS of NT$1.13 (US$0.035) for first-half 2016, during which it shipped 27.18 million units of energy saving BLUs and 556,000 projectors, the former dropping 29% and the latter rising 10% on year.

AimCore 2Q16 operations may turn profitable

Jul 27, 14:54

ITO glass maker AimCore Technology, which has diversified into producing PSS (patterned sapphire substrates) and NPSS (nanometer-scaled PSS), is likely to report profits for second-quarter 2016, according to industry sources.

Wah Hong Industrial to start Cd-free QDEF production in 4Q16

Jul 25, 10:30

Optical film maker Wah Hong Industrial, through technological cooperation with UK-based heavy metal-free nanomaterial maker Nanoco Technologies, will begin production of cadmium (Cd)-free quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company.

LCD driver IC vendor Novatek sales down in June, upbeats for 3Q16

Newswatch - Jul 7, 13:41

LCD driver IC vendor Novatek Microelectronics saw its revenues decline 3.5% on month and 10.8% on year to NT$3.737 billion (US$115.35 million) in June.

TSMT reports June revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 23:54

Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for June 2016 declined 13.5% on year to NT$2.01 billion (US$62.2 million).

Radiant Opto sees June revenues drop

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:58

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.584 billion (US$79.82 million)for June 2016, representing a 11.76% drop on month and 15.66% drop on year.

Taiwan IT players see Apple demanding price cuts

Jul 5, 12:02

With worldwide smartphone shipment growth slowing down, Apple has been cutting its existing upstream component suppliers' quotes and seeking new component suppliers to maintain its high gross margins. Several Taiwan-based IT players such as Largan Precision, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...

Efun Technology to begin shipments of quantum dot enhancement film

Jun 27, 21:23

Optical film maker Efun Technology has developed quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) and will start shipments in the third quarter of 2016, with QDEF to be initially used in panels of professional notebooks used outdoor, according to the company.

Chimei Materials Technology to start production of polarizers in eastern China in 2Q17

Jun 20, 21:11

Polarizer maker Chimei Materials Technology is constructing a factory in Kunshan, eastern China, with equipment to be installed in September-October 2016 and production to kick off in the second quarter of 2017, according to company chairman Ho Chao-yang at the 2016 shareholder meeting on June 20.

Chimei Materials Technology chairman Ho Chao-yang

Global Lighting expects strong revenue contribution from automotive displays, wearable devices

Jun 16, 11:15

Global Lighting Technologies expects light guide plates (LGPs) used in automotive displays and smart wearable devices to each account for over 10% of 2016 consolidated revenues, according to the company.

Global Lighting aims at 10-20% growth in 2016 shipment

Jun 15, 11:16

Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies aims to increase shipments in 2016 by 10-20% on year, according to the company.

Radiant Opto-Electronics posts decreased revenues for May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:19

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.929 billion f(US$90.98 million) or May 2016, representing a 26.97% drop on month and 1.89% drop on year.

Coretronic May revenues down up on month, down on year

Jun 8, 10:04

Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic on June 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.531 billion (US$139 million) for May, rising 7.24% on month but falling 20.28% on year, and NT$22.653 billion for January-May, slipping 16.05% on year.

ChipMOS to see revenues grow in 2016, capex to reach NT$3-4 billion

Newswatch - Jun 1, 21:53

LCD driver IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies expects its sales to grow by a single-digit rate in 2016, with its capex for the year to reach NT$3-4 billion (US$92.04-122.72 million), according to company chairman Shih-Jye Cheng.

China market: Demand for liquid crystal materials to reach 250 tons in 2016, says Sigmaintell

Jun 1, 14:30

Demand for liquid crystal materials from China-based panel makers in 2016 is estimated at nearly 250 tons, increasing nearly 31.6% on year and accounting for 29% of global demand, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Macroblock seeing strong LED driver IC orders in 2Q16

May 30, 10:13

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is seeing strong orders from its display customers, and has asked for more capacity from its contract suppliers, according to industry sources. Branded display vendors and module makers have been actively placing orders with Macroblock since the second quarter, said...

Touch panel industry could be transformed in 2017, says TPK chairman

May 27, 16:28

Out-OLED touch solutions, OLED panels matched with add-on touch panels, will come into use in 2017 and this could transform the touch panel industry, with new competition to culminate in 2018-2019, according to Michael Chiang, chairman for TPK Holding.

OLED unlikely to replace LCD, says GLT chairman

May 27, 11:22

While OLED panels are seeing increasing use in smartphones and have been adopted for TVs, the technology is unlikely to replace TFT-LCD panels and therefore makers of light guide plates for LCD panels will not see major impacts, said chairman Lee Man-hsiang of light guide plate maker Global Lighting...

UltraChip revenues to rise in 2Q, 3Q16

May 26, 16:14

LCD driver IC firm UltraChip is expected to report on-year revenue growth of 20-30% for the second and third quarters of 2016, according to market sources.

Wistron sees earnings tumble nearly 50% on year in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 15:17

ODM Wistron has reported net profits of NT$383 million (US$11.74 million) for the first quarter of 2016, a sharp decline of 46.6% from a year earlier.

ChipMOS secures NT$13.2 billion syndicated loan

May 16, 15:05

ChipMOS Technologies has signed a five-year syndicated loan for NT$13.2 billion (US$404.5 million) with 10 local banks in Taiwan, according to the packaging and testing company.

Himax looks to 7.5-12.5% revenue growth in 2Q16

May 13, 10:02

Himax Technologies' revenues for the first quarter of 2016 met the company's guidance while gross margin and EPS actually beat its estimates. Looking forward, the company expects to post revenue growth of 7.5-12.5% sequentially in the second quarter, with gross margin staying at around 26% and GAAP...

Panel demand picking up, say IC firms

May 13, 09:57

Short lead-time orders for small-size panels are flowing in while orders for large-size panels have been picking up. Taiwan-based analog IC and LCD driver IC firms are expected to post revenue growth in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Radiant, Coretronic see mixed growth in April revenues

May 11, 11:40

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported April consolidated revenues reached NT$4.01 billion (US$124 million), increasing 0.50% sequentially and 23.18% on year. BLU and DLP projector maker Coretronic's April consolidated revenues totaled NT$4.225 billion, down 16.73% sequentially...

Radiant reports increased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:50

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.01 billion (US$123.75 million) for April 2016, representing a 0.5% increase on month and 23.18% increase on year.

Coretronic expects 2Q16 projector shipments to grow over 20%

Apr 29, 14:59

Coretronic shipped 243,000 DLP projectors in the first quarter of 2016 and expects to ship 95,000-105,000 units a month in the second quarter with quarterly growth of more than 20%, the company said at an April 28 investors conference.

Global Lighting Technologies expects to ship 10 million TV-use LGPs in 2016

Apr 29, 09:43

Global Lighting Technologies expects to ship 10 million TV-use light guide plates (LGP) in 2016, according to the company.

Radiant Opto-Electronics poised to cope with impact from smartphone-use OLED, says chairman

Apr 28, 13:21

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics, viewing that OLED panels are seeing increasing use in smartphones, will use its technology to compete for orders from smartphone vendors other than Apple and enhance management to minimize any negative impact, company chairman PJ Wang said at an...

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