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Digitimes Research: Korea-based Silicon Works looks to ramp up LCD driver IC shipments for Ultra TVs

Apr 16, 16:02

Optimizing its experience of shipping LCD driver ICs for HD displays used in iPads, Korea-based Silicon Works is expected to ramp up its shipments of display driver ICs for Ultra HD TV applications in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: ITO film price drop to slow metal mesh penetration in mid-size touch applications

Apr 15, 11:54

Metal mesh technology has entered mass production at some China-based touch panel makers, such as O-film, since the second half of 2013. It helped O-film become the largest notebook touch panel supplier in the world in the fourth quarter of 2013, thanks to its pricing advantages. Lenovo was one of...

Coretronic ships 6.59 million BLUs in March

Apr 10, 12:26

Coretronic has revealed it shipped 6.59 million backlight units (BLUs) in March, increasing 2% sequentially, and its first-quarter BLU shipments grew 14% on year to 21.05 million units.

Wah Hong reports increased performance in March

Apr 8, 15:02

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its March 2014 consolidated revenues reached over NT$1.04 billion (US$34.4 million), up 26.48% on month and up 11.06% on year.

FocalTech to acquire Orise through share swaps

Apr 8, 14:14

Touchscreen controller IC vendor FocalTech Systems will acquire LCD driver IC supplier Orise Technology through share swaps, according to the two companies.

Atmel and Corning collaborate on ultra-thin, next-generation touchscreens

Apr 2, 10:45

Corning and Atmel have announced they are collaborating to develop ultra-thin capacitive touchscreens with multi-touch performance for next-generation applications.

FocalTech to ship 300 million touchscreen controller chips in 2014, says paper

Apr 1, 13:16

FocalTech Systems is expected to ship over 300 million touchscreen controller ICs in 2014 compared to 200 million shipped in 2013, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

LED 1Q14 pricing remains flat despite increased Ultra HD TV and lighting demand, says LEDinside

Mar 31, 21:22

LED pricing declined 5-9% in first-quarter 2014 as distribution channel inventory levels gradually returned to norm and manufacturers stocked up before the China May Day holidays, according to LEDinside.

Hinge maker Syncmold enjoys over 20% gross margins in 2013

Mar 31, 21:13

Taiwan-based hinge maker Syncmold has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.07 billion (US$297.8 million) for 2013, up 7.2% on year, gross margins of 22.04%, down slightly from 23.26% on year, net profits of NT$655 million and earnings per share (EPS) of NT$4.43.

Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels not as popular as expected

Mar 28, 15:26

On-cell touch panels were once expected to be the solution with the best development potentials in China's entry-level to mid-range smartphone sector, but so far, the number of mobile devices using on-cell touch and their shipments have been far below the original expectations.

Kenmos to end backlighting module business; plans to further develop vehicle components

Mar 28, 12:14

Kenmos Technology has announced it will end its backlighting module business, with plans to shut down all backlighting module plant operations in China by June 2014.

China market: Handset vendors launching higher-specification models to win market share

Mar 26, 22:11

China-based handset vendors are rolling out smartphones with higher hardware specifications such as 2560 by 1440 (QHD) displays and 50-megapixel cameras in order to compete with first-tier vendors in the high-end segment, according to industry sources.

ChipMOS to debut on TSE in April

Mar 26, 15:39

IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies plans to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in April with an initial price ranging NT$25-30 (US$0.82-0.98). The company posted an EPS of NT$1.33 and NT$2.76 in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Digitimes Research: Melfas eyes top notch in Korea touch panel industry

Mar 26, 15:05

Samsung Electronics' mid-range and entry-level mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) in 2013 mostly adopted touch panels using thin-film technologies such as glass-film-film (GFF) or glass-film (G1F). Because the key component, the indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent conducting film (TCF), had been...

Radiant reports 16% on-year decline in 2013 revenues; expects tablet products to drive performance in 2H14

Mar 21, 11:44

Backlighting unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported 2013 consolidated revenues reached over NT$63.54 billion (US$2.07 billion), down 16% on year.

Digitimes Research: Sony expected to focus on developing SXRD LCoS-based products in the future

Mar 20, 12:04

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai in early 2014 unveiled the Life Space UX project, featuring the company's latest 4K ultra short throw projector, which adopts Sony's SXRD LCoS technology to allow projection of up to 147-inch 4K-resolution images in a very short distance. The projector will become...

Some small-size LCD driver IC makers likely to put up for sale

Mar 19, 22:11

Recent market rumors have indicated that some Taiwan-based small- to medium-size LCD driver IC makers are looking for potential investors hoping to sell their plants at good prices while demand for LCD driver ICs is high, according to industry sources.

Entire expects to see revenue contributions from new PET film factory in 2H14

Mar 18, 21:40

Diffuser plate and light guide plate maker Entire Technology expects to see revenue contributions from its recently established optical-grade PET film factory in northern Taiwan in the second half of 2014, according to sources at the company.

Corning expects panel market to grow in 2014, says CDTT president

Mar 18, 10:59

The panel market will see growth in 2014, driven by demand for TV, tablet and smartphone applications, according to Daniel Tseng, president of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT).

Smartphone supply chain preps for orders from Amazon

Mar 17, 20:58

The smartphone supply chain is starting to prepare smartphone component orders from Amazon for a device set to release in 2014, according to industry sources.

LCD driver IC vendor UltraChip debuts on OTC market

Mar 17, 12:08

LCD driver IC vendor UltraChip has debuted on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market at an initial price of NT$11.50 (US$0.38).

Supply chains expect weak demand for TV component orders as May 1 holiday in China approaches

Mar 13, 20:01

Supply chains are expecting weak demand for TV component orders as the May 1 holiday period in China approaches, according to industry sources.

Notebook component suppliers expect to see only slight growth in March

Mar 11, 20:27

Notebook component suppliers such as panel and touch panel makers are expected to see only slight growth in March as notebook vendors continue to expect weak demand in the first half of 2014, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers to see shipments drop 5% in 1Q14

Mar 11, 15:22

China makers shipped 148.8 million touch panels in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest Digitimes Research China Touch Panel Tracker. Digitimes Research predicts that touch panel shipments from China makers will drop about 5% in the first quarter because of seasonality.

Young Optics reports increased on-year February performance

Mar 11, 14:34

Taiwan-based optics maker Young Optics has reported its February 2014 revenues reached NT$376 million (US$12.41 million), down 12.7% on month and up 18.41% on year.

Coretronic ships 6.47 million BLUs in February

Mar 11, 11:08

Coretronic shipped 6.47 million backlight units (BLUs) in February, decreasing 19% sequentially, according to the company.

Corning to transfer Gorilla Glass production to Korea

Mar 7, 10:45

Corning has announced that it will transfer the production of its Gorilla Glass from its manufacturing facility in Shizuoka, Japan to its facility in Asan, Korea. Corning expects to complete this transfer and to close the east side of its Shizuoka facility by June of 2015.

Asustek expected increase orders for smartphone components in March

Mar 6, 21:53

Asustek Computer is expected to increase orders for smartphone components in March and April, according to industry sources.

Radiant expects to see decreased results in 1Q14

Mar 6, 15:41

Backlighting unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported that its revenues in February 2014 reached nearly NT$3.4 billion (US$112.29 million), down 38.65% on month and down 36.92% on year.

Coretronic to reduce capital, no dividend for 2013

Mar 3, 15:31

Taiwan-based backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic will downsize its paid-in capital by 25% from NT$7.24 billion (US$239 million) currently to NT$5.43 billion and will not distribute any dividend for 2013, according to the company.

Chimei to construct polarizer plants in China

Feb 27, 14:31

Chimei Materials has announced it will construct new polarizer plants in China that will take roughly two years to complete, according to the company.

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and software from Firefox.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues edge up in 2013

Feb 24, 19:57

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-6 LCD (display) driver IC makers amounted to NT$100.5 billion (US$3.32 billion) in 2013, increasing 11.7% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes Research.

Explaining the Chaiwan model for the mobile device supply chain: Q&A with Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien

Feb 21, 12:08

While Digitimes is known as a media outlet, the company also includes a business unit that solely focuses on market research. Run independently from the Digitimes news organization, Digitimes Research provides market intelligence and data analysis on a number of different IT and high-tech industries...

Joanne Chien, senior analyst & director, Digitimes Research

Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%

Feb 20, 11:44

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41 billion) in 2013, growing 9.15% on year, according to the National Science Council (NSC).

TPK rumored to enter iWatch supply chain

Feb 19, 14:14

Rumors are spreading in the market that Taiwan-based touch panel maker TPK has entered the supply chain for iWatch, the reported name of a smartwatch Apple is expected to release in 2014.

Jeng Shiang Precision expects 10% decline in 1Q14; adjusts product mix to rebound in 2Q14

Feb 17, 14:56

Jeng Shiang Precision, a Taiwan-based maker of light guide plates used in small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels, expects its revenues to decline 5-10% in the first quarter of 2014 due to decreased orders for products used in feature handsets and tablets, according to industry sources.

Wah Hong sees on-month growth in January

Feb 14, 14:58

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its January 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$965 million (US$31.78 million), up 4.34% on month but down 2.03% on year.

Chi Mei Materials plans to set up front-end polarizer factory in China

Feb 14, 14:09

Polarizer maker Chi Mei Materials Technology plans to invest NT$8 billion (US$264 million) to set up a front-end polarizer manufacturing factory in China.

Young Optics sees decreased January performance

Feb 14, 13:52

Taiwan-based optics maker Young Optics has reported its January 2014 revenues reached NT$431 million (US$14.91 million), down 4.19% on month and down 22.27% on year.

China market: Local LED driver IC suppliers perform strongly in 2013

Feb 12, 22:06

Most local LED driver IC vendors in China outperformed international and Taiwan-based rival companies in terms of shipments in 2013. Bright Power Semiconductor and Silan Microelectronics were the top-two LED driver IC suppliers in China in 2013, according to industry sources.

Coretronic sees over 20% on-year growth in January

Feb 10, 20:34

Backlighting unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported January 2014 consolidated revenues of over NT$6.72 billion (US$221.65 million), down 2.2% on month and up 20.38% on year.

Supply chain continues to see strong orders from Xiaomi

Feb 5, 21:02

Supply chain makers are continuing to see strong orders from Xiaomi as the company aims to sell 40 million handsets in 2014.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13

Jan 29, 11:36

Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Corning announces 4Q13 and full-year financial performance

Jan 28, 21:59

Corning has announced that in the fourth quarter of 2013 its core EPS were US$0.29, an increase of 4% on year. The company's GAAP EPS were US$0.30. Additionally, the company's core sales were US$2 billion, a 2% decline from the comparable period in 2012. GAAP sales also were US$2 billion.

Supply chains see increased orders for 4G smartphones in China

Jan 28, 14:55

Panel and touch panel makers are seeing increased orders from China-based handset vendors as the vendors plan to release new large-size high-resolution 4G smartphones in 2014.

Digitimes Research: Samsung and LG continue to invest in in-house smartphone component production

Jan 28, 14:40

Approximately 70% of the major components used in Samsung Electronics smartphones come from in-house production while about 50% of LG Electronics smartphones come from in-house production, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan component makers see orders from Amazon

Jan 27, 14:00

Component makers expect to see Amazon shift orders back to Taiwan in the first quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

IC design house EETI looks to ship 50 million notebook touchscreen controller ICs in 2014

Jan 27, 12:20

IC design house Eglax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ship 50 million touchscreen controller ICs for notebook applications in 2014, according to an industry estimate.

Acer to use thin-film touch technology in notebooks and tablets released in 2014

Jan 22, 21:41

Acer will reportedly use mostly thin-film touch technology in notebooks and tablets it releases in 2014, according to supply chain sources.

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