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  • Digitimes Research: Google to strengthen capabilities of Android Wear

    Before Going to Press | 6h 33min ago

  • AMD, Nvidia to see shrinking GPU demand in 4Q14 due to launch of low-cost notebooks

    Before Going to Press | 6h 34min ago

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom expected to reach nearly 400,000 4G users at end of September

    Before Going to Press | 8h 7min ago

  • Taiwan market: Carrier switching on the rise due to 4G, says NCC

    Before Going to Press | 8h 8min ago

  • Commentary: Few Taiwan-made IC parts in iPhone 6

    Before Going to Press | 8h 25min ago

  • Foxconn engaged in carbon emissions trading for energy saving

    Before Going to Press | 8h 36min ago

  • Micron reportedly to set up IC packaging/testing firm with PTI

    Before Going to Press | 8h 44min ago

  • Touch panel makers continuing to see pressure to reduce prices

    Before Going to Press | 8h 59min ago

  • Taiwan makers look to potential demand for LTE Small Cell

    Before Going to Press | 8h 59min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China makers expected to hold a 35% global proportion in small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 9h ago

  • Taiwan makers expanding facilities to further enter medical segment

    Before Going to Press | 9h ago

  • China market: China Mobile TD-LTE data device sales short of expectations

    Before Going to Press | 9h 1min ago

  • Japan PV module vendors talking with Taiwan solar cell makers about OEM production in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 9h 2min ago

  • Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 9h 3min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Cree reduces 2015 capex needs via stake investment in Lextar

    Before Going to Press | 9h 5min ago

  • Foxconn Zhengzhou factory ships over 6 million iPhone 6 devices, says report

    Before Going to Press | 9h 8min ago

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Supply chains see orders from Motorola Mobility until 4Q14

Sep 18, 15:12

Supply chains expect to see orders from Motorola Mobility for low-priced handset components until the end of 2014 due to sales demand in Mexico, Brazil and India.

Orders increasing for fingerprint recognition used on smartphones, smartwatches

Sep 16, 14:26

Supply chains are seeing increased orders for fingerprint recognition used on smartphones and smartwatches in addition to Invisible Fingerprint Sensor (IFS) solutions.

Supply chains optimistic about wearable orders in 2014

Sep 15, 15:39

Supply chains are continuing to see orders for wearables and are optimistic demand will remain strong throughout 2014.

Glass wafers and interposers: What new Corning semiconductor technology means for the market

Sep 11, 15:06

As a leader in glass technology development, Corning has been looking to expand the way glass is used in the market through creating new semiconductor glass-based wafer products. Recently at Semicon 2014, Corning showcased its latest applications for 2014 and talked about the advantages of the technology...

Digitimes Research: O-Film sees weaker-than-expected gross margins because of reliance on outside module purchasing

Sep 11, 14:39

With demand over smartphone specifications continuing to rise and most smartphone vendors have been demanding touch panel makers supply semi-completed panels with LCD and touchscreen modules already fully laminated, large China-based touch panel makers have all been aggressively increasing their full-laminated...

Coretronic ships over 9 million BLUs in August

Sep 10, 10:56

Coretronic shipped 9.007 million backlight units (BLUs) in August, increasing on month by 10%, according to the company.

GLT sees order visibility until October driven by demand from TV vendors and Apple

Sep 9, 15:37

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) currently has order visibility until October 2014, driven largely from TV demand for China's October National Holiday's and from vendors who are preparing for the Black Friday holiday period in the US. The company is also providing Apple with...

Tongli to establish new protective film production facilities in Taiwan

Sep 3, 22:11

Following China-based protective film maker Tongli Optoelectronic Technology's move to set up research and development facilities in Taiwan in order to further harness business opportunities from Taiwan's upstream supply chain players, the company is now expanding facilities in China and will also...

Supply chains ramp up production for 9.7-inch iPad

Sep 2, 21:45

Supply chains are ramping up production for components used in Apple's soon-to-be-released 9.7-inch iPad.

Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market

Aug 27, 12:27

There will be an estimated 250 million handsets sold in the India market in 2014, 35% of which will be smartphones, an increase from the 23% in 2013. However, with a population of 1.2 billion and an underdeveloped infrastructure in India has resulted in a complicated system for marketing handsets and...

Touch Taiwan: Innolux to feature new technologies

Aug 25, 21:42

Innolux will showcase high-end mobile device display technology on August 27-29 at Touch Taiwan 2014, including new optimized touch screen panel solutions.

Jeng Shiang sees profit margin drop nearly 13% on year in 2Q14

Aug 21, 20:59

Small- to medium-size light guide plate maker Jeng Shiang Precision has reported an on-year profit margin decrease from 30% in the second quarter of 2013 to 17.12% in the second quarter of 2014.

Chi Mei Materials reports increased profit margin in 2Q14

Aug 20, 15:28

Chi Mei Materials has reported its consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2014 reached NT$4.11 billion (US$137.1 million), up 5.95% on quarter but down 17.29% on year.

Digitimes Research: Top-6 Taiwan LCD driver IC companies post revenue gains in 2Q14

Aug 20, 10:55

Revenues for the six main LCD driver IC companies in Taiwan reached NT$28.18 billion (US$940.04 million) in the second quarter of 2014, up 13.1% on quarter and 4.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Coretronic ships 8.23 million BLUs in July

Aug 11, 11:38

Coretronic shipped 8.23 million backlight units (BLUs) in July, growing 6% on month, and 51.42 million units in January-July, increasing 23% on year, according to the company.

Foxlink to expand into digital content market, says chairman

Aug 8, 16:03

Foxlink is looking to expand into the software service market and in addition to establishing data centers to create services with added value, the company will also invest in the development of digital content, according to Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang.

Coretronic expects increased BLU shipments in 2H14 following growth in 2Q14

Aug 4, 10:31

Coretronic has announced that its notebook backlight unit (BLU) shipments grew 30% in the second quarter of 2014 to 22.14 million BLUs, up 5% on quarter.

Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14

Aug 1, 11:31

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.308 billion (US$778 million), gross margin of 13.38%, net profit of NT$1.427 billion and net EPS of NT$3.07 for first-half 2014.

LG Innotek signs cooperation to focus on Li-Fi business, says report

Jul 29, 14:43

LG Innotek and Korea-based TV power module and LED maker Yuyang D&U have recently signed a MOU to cooperate on visible light communications (VLC) and Li-Fi business, which uses fluorescent lamps or LEDs to transmit data, according to a Korean ET News report.

More IC vendors to engage in merger or acquisition deals

Jul 25, 14:39

Following the recent announcement of the planned merger between FocalTech Systems and Orise Technology, more Taiwan-based touchscreen controller and LCD driver IC vendors are likely to be involved in merger or acquisition deals, according to industry sources.

TPK 2Q14 growth driven by increase in 11- to 16-inch products

Jul 25, 10:40

Touch panel maker TPK has reported that its EPS during the first half of 2014 reached NT$1.37 (US$0.04) and net income came to NT$320 million.

Han's Laser and Goodfeel to attend Touch Taiwan 2014

Jul 24, 14:34

China's largest laser equipment maker Han's Laser and sapphire processing player Goodfeel Technology will attend Touch Taiwan 2014, August 27-29 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.

Bay Zu Precision to showcase roll-to-roll vacuum sputtering systems at Touch Taiwan 2014

Jul 23, 10:52

Bay Zu Precision will showcase in-house-developed roll-to-roll multi-film vacuum sputtering systems at Touch Taiwan 2014.

Chi Mei Materials starts construction of polarizer factory in China

Jul 23, 10:50

Polarizer maker Chi Mei Materials Technology on July 22 started first-phase establishment of two production lines with annual capacity of 12 million square meters worth CNY2 billion (US$323 million) at a factory in Kunshan, eastern China, with initial investment of US$298 million, according to the...

China glass substrate production still weak

Jul 18, 10:29

While China-based panel makers have been expanding production capacities to increase global market share, China-based glass substrate makers, mainly the Tunghsu Group, Irico Display Device and China National Building Materials, are still far less competitive with Corning, Asahi Glass and Nippon Electric...

E Ink 2H14 operation may turn profitable

Jul 18, 10:04

E Ink Holdings is likely to see its business for the second half of 2014 swing to profitability mainly due to growing orders for electronic tags from the US and Europe, and increased application for e-paper in smartphones and smartwatches, according to industry sources.

CNTouch receives nanotube touch panel orders from major smartphone vendors in China

Jul 16, 22:07

CNTouch, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has received nanotube-based touch panel orders for entry-level and mid-range smartphones from China-based major vendors. In addition to production lines in Tianjin, China, the company has established new production lines in...

China, Taiwan touch panel makers worried about OCA shortages

Jul 16, 10:37

As shipments of new smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks are expected to boom in the second half of 2014, Japan-based Mitsubishi Chemical's OCA (optical clear adhesive) production capacity may not be sufficient to meet increased demand, according to industry sources.

Coretronic finishes capital reduction

Jul 15, 10:30

Taiwan-based backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed its capital reduction with its paid-in capital declining from NT$7.24 billion (US$241.57 million) to NT$5.43 billion and net asset value (NAS) per share rising from NT$30.92 to NT$37.89.

US Court rejects AUO appeal

Jul 11, 18:31

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected the appeal of LCD maker AUO, while affirming the convictions of all defendants and the sentence of the only defendant to challenge the sentence. The jury had originally found the defendants guilty of conspiracy to fix prices in violation...

Two polarizer makers post mixed results for June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 14:39

Taiwan-based polarizer maker BenQ Materials saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.460 billion (US$48.6 million) increase on month by 2.81%, while fellow maker Chi Mei Materials Technology had those of NT$1.311 billion decreasing by 6.53%, according to the companies.

Young Optics reports over 6% on-year increase in June revenues

Jul 10, 15:00

Taiwan-based optics maker Young Optics has reported that its June 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$477 million (US$15.95 million), down 13.34% on month but up 6.24% on year.

Coretronic ships 7.69 million BLUs in June

Jul 10, 10:22

Coretronic has revealed it shipped 7.69 million BLUs (backlight units) in June (3% sequential growth), 22.1 million units in the second quarter (5% sequential growth), and 43.15 million units in January-June (20% on-year growth).

Wah Hong reports increased June revenues

Jul 8, 16:00

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported that its revenues in June 2014 reached over NT$1.05 billion (US$35.09 million), down 2.71% on month but up 12.53% on year.

Radiant reports 42% increase in June revenues; expects nearly 50% increase in 3Q14

Jul 8, 14:33

BLU (backlight unit) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported that its June 2014 revenues reached NT$4.19 billion (US$139.97 million), up nearly 42% on month.

BenQ Materials to expand capacity for medical care products

Jul 4, 14:01

Taiwan-based polarizer maker BenQ Materials will expand the production capacity for medical care products at its factory in Suzhou, eastern China, and establish a factory in central Taiwan to make medical care products.

New GLT facilities expected to enter production in 1H15

Jul 1, 20:25

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) announced it will hold a kick off ceremony for a new production plant located in western Taiwan that is expected to go into production in the first half of 2015.

Blue glass filter supply currently tight

Jun 26, 20:53

Blue glass filter supply is currently tight as more smartphones and wearable devices are using the technology, according to industry sources.

New materials and better processes spur touch sensor market growth, says DisplaySearch

Jun 25, 14:08

Both glass-based and film-based sensors are evolving to improve performance, while at the same time becoming thinner and lighter, and increasing optical quality. According to DisplaySearch, the total touch sensor area yield of projective capacitive, in-cell, on-cell, and resistive sensors, will reach...

Wah Hong expects improved performances in second, third quarters of 2014

Jun 23, 22:01

Optical film maker Wah Hong expects to see roughly 10% growth on quarter in the second quarter of 2014 and expects continued growth moving into the following quarter due to expected increase in demand within the panel industry, according to industry sources.

GLT expects steady light guide plate demand for TV applications during 3Q14

Jun 23, 14:39

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) is reportedly increasing production capacity in anticipation of shipment growth for products used in LED TV, IT and keyboard applications during the third quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

New Corning glass looks to reduce bacteria growth on touchscreens

Jun 20, 11:55

The proliferation of touch-enabled devices has been accompanied by a growing awareness of bacteria growth on such devices among consumers and IT industry players.

Joydeep Lahiri, division vice president and program director, Specialty Surfaces at Corning

Optically clear adhesives for use in smartphone touch panels to be in short supply throughout 3Q14

Jun 18, 15:30

Fully laminated optical clear adhesives (OCAs) for use in smartphone touch panels are expected to be in short supply throughout the third quarter of 2014, according to supply chain sources.

Coretronic to cut capital by 25%

Stockwatch - Jun 18, 11:38

Taiwan-based backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic will downsize its paid-in capital by 25% from NT$7.240 billion (US$241 million) to NT$5.430 billion, according to a decision by its 2014 shareholders meeting on June 17.

Coretronic to purchase factory in eastern China

Jun 16, 10:54

Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic will acquire a LCM (liquid crystal module) factory in Wujiang, eastern China, from LED BLU and LCM maker Taiwan Thick-Film at US$2.967 million, according to Coretronic.

J Touch, Young Fast revenues down in May

Jun 11, 14:56

J Touch has reported approximately NT$1.03 billion (US$34.34 million) in revenues for May 2014, up 26.8% on month but down 14.1% on year.

Young Optics sees increased performance in May

Jun 11, 14:31

Taiwan-based optics maker Young Optics has reported its May 2014 operating income reached NT$421 million (US$14.03 million), up 16.79% on month but down 9.74% on year.

Coretronic ships 7.5 million BLUs in May

Jun 10, 20:57

Coretronic shipped 7.5 million backlight units (BLUs) in May, increasing 8.5% on month, and 35.46 million units in January-May, up 18% on year, according to the company.

Competition heats up in touch panel segment

Jun 10, 14:28

Competition is heating up in the touch panel segment due to an increase in solutions geared toward landing orders in the entry-level and mid-range handset segments, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: GG touch panels yet to be eliminated from market thanks to iPhone 4/4s and iPad 4

Jun 10, 11:34

The traditional glass-glass (GG) touchscreen technology was once thought to be heading towards elimination from the IT industry as Apple, a major supporter of the technology, turned to other touchscreen technology for its new mobile devices. Compared to film-type touch panels, GG-based touch panels...

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