Corning reports core EPS of US$0.39 for 1Q17
Apr 26, 14:22
Corning has reported GAAP EPS of US$0.07 for the first quarter of 2017, compared to loss per share of US$0.36 a year ago. Core EPS for first-quarter 2017 rose 39% on year to reach US$0.39.
Corning talks up 3D cell cultures in Taiwan
Apr 18, 16:16
As part of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen's five-plus-two innovative industries initiative, Taiwan is looking to transform into a center of biotechnology and medical R&D in Asia and has budgeted NT$10.94 billion (about US$360 million) in 2017 for a biomedical promotion plan.
Macroblock ships more small pitch LED display products in 1Q17
Newswatch - Apr 17, 13:50
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported consolidated revenues of NT$231 million (US$7.618 million) for March, up 13.6% on month and 13.9% on year. For the first quarter of 2017, revenues totaled NT$610 million, increasing 13.3% from a year earlier.
ITRI showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at TiLS
Apr 13, 15:46
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting flexible OLED lighting panels with thickness of 0.5mm at the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to ITRI.
Coretronic sees DLP projector shipments decrease in March
Apr 11, 11:01
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 98,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in March, slipping 6% on month. It also shipped 3.98 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules (LCMs), lighting modules and touch panels, growing 5% on month.
Radiant Opto-Electronics revenues rise in March
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:52
Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.36 billion (US$142.35 million) for March 2017, representing a 14.62% increase on month and 9.26% increase on year.
HannsTouch Solution to expand touch sensor capacity, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 13, 10:56
Touch sensor maker HannsTouch Solution, due to growing demand for touch sensors used in AMOLED panels, will invest NT$1.8 billion (US$58.3 million) to expand production capacity from 36,000 substrates a month to 48,000 units in the third quarter of 2017, with operation of the additional capacity to...
Coretronic ships 105,000 DLP projectors in February
Mar 10, 11:02
Coretronic as announced it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in February, increasing 13.0% on month. It also shipped 3.797 million "energy-saving" devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch panels in February, shrinking 14.5%...
SDP starts development of 10.5G LCD display ecosystem park in China
Mar 2, 11:01
Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) on March 1 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to develop a display ecosystem park consisting of a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel fab, a smart TV plant and an electronic white board and high-end display factory in Guangzhou, southern China, with the first-phase...
Senyun to rent plants at CTSP for lens manufacturing, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:39
Gigabyte Technology-invested optical component maker Senyun Precision Optical has been approved for an investment project for Central Taiwan Science Park and will rent plants there to manufacture products. The plants will begin operation on August 1 and contribute revenues of about NT$73 million (US$2.38...
Display bookings to top US$2 billion in Fiscal 2017 for Applied Materials
Feb 17, 17:02
Semiconductor equipment provider Applied Materials delivered another strong quarter for its display business, with its first quarter display revenues increasing 66% on year to US$422 million and its orders tripling to US$632 million. The company noted that since 2012 it has grown its display revenues...
Coretronic nets NT$4.52 per share for 2016
Feb 17, 11:07
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic recorded net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.14) for 2016, according to the company's fourth-quarter 2016 financial report.
Samsung reportedly earns AMOLED panel orders from Apple
Feb 15, 12:55
Samsung Display has received AMOLED panel orders from Apple for its upcoming iPhone, according to reports coming out of Korea, reinforcing a recent report from Digitimes that indicated that Apple has ordered sufficient OLED panels from Samsung Display, and that the supply chain will start working on...
Apple said to be testing China AMOLED panels
Feb 15, 12:25
China panel makers are looking to cut into the display supply chain for the iPhone, with news coming out that Apple is reportedly testing AMOLED panels from BOE Technology in consideration for use in future iPhones.
Coretronic sees decreased January shipments
Feb 13, 11:37
Coretronic shipped 4.439 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units, LCD modules, lighting modules and touch panels in January, decreasing 10% on month, according to the company.
VR screen clarity may be tripled with blue-phase crystals
Feb 10, 16:20
An international team of researchers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics and Japan-based liquid crystal manufacturer JNC Petrochemical has developed a new blue-phase liquid crystal that could enable LCD screens to pack more pixels into the same space while reducing the power needed to run the device...
Sharp on board for America-first US LCD plant
Feb 9, 01:28
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is apparently committed to pursuing its plans to establish an LCD panel factory in the US through cooperation with Sharp, according to media reports out of Japan. Sharp is said to be taking take the lead in the project, and the Japan government is expected...
GLT expects 2017 LGP shipments to grow 30% on year
Jan 12, 10:58
Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), in view of significant growth in LGPs used in LCD TVs and mobile devices, expects LGP shipments in 2017 to increase 30% on year, according to the company.
Sony micro LED displays close to commercialization
Jan 11, 15:45
Sony showcased CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) large-size displays at CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, signaling that commercial application of micro LED will soon take off, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.
Coretronic shipments up in December
Jan 11, 11:29
Coretronic shipped 4.955 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch modules in December, slightly increasing 1.3% on month. It shipped 14.73 million units in the fourth quarter, decreasing 5% sequentially, and 57.35 million units in 2016,...
AimCore expanding PSS capacity
Nov 22, 11:00
AimCore Technology has extended production from ITO glass used in touch panels to PSS (patterned sapphire substrates) based on nano-imprint lithography technology and is expanding monthly production capacity from 80,000 2-inch-equivalent PSS in the first quarter of 2016 to 200,000 units in the fourth...
Coretronic shipments shrink in October
Nov 10, 11:14
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 4.88 million energy-saving devices, mainly backlight units (BLUs) and touch modules, as well as 108,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in October, respectively shrinking 25% and 4% sequentially.
BenQ Materials, Chimei Materials suffer net losses for 3Q16
Nov 10, 11:10
Polarizer makers BenQ Materials and Chimei Materials Technology have posted net losses of NT$330 million (US$10.5 million) and NT$456 million respectively for third-quarter 2016, both suffering net losses for the third consecutive quarter.
Coretronic sees BLU shipment growth in 3Q16
Nov 1, 12:20
Coretronic shipped 15.44 million energy-saving products, mainly backlight units (BLUs) and touch modules, as well as 343,000 projectors and projection systems in third-quarter 2016, respectively growing 14% and 10% on quarter, the company disclosed at an October 31 investors conference.
GLT 3Q16 gross margin hits record
Stockwatch - Nov 1, 12:17
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies' (GLT) gross margin of 29.09% for third-quarter 2016 hit a quarterly record, according to the company.
Corning net income rises 34% on year in 3Q16
Oct 27, 11:44
Corning has reported net income of US$284 million for the third quarter of 2016, decreasing 87% on quarter but increasing 34% on year. Net sales for the quarter came to US$2.51 billion, up 6% sequentially and 10% 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.
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.