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Radiant expects 20% growth in 2017 shipments of BLUs used in tablets, notebooks

Apr 28, 11:39

Radiant Opto-Electronics expects shipments of BLUs (backlight units) used in tablets and notebooks in 2017 to increase 20% on year, according to company chairman P.J. Wang at an April 27 investors conference.

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.

Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D.<br>Vice President and General Manager Life Sciences<br>Corning

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.

Flexible display market to surpass US$200 billion within five years, says Futuresource

Mar 24, 16:15

The value of products involving flexible displays will surge to over US$200 billion within five years and approach US$300 billion within a decade, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display, LG Display decreasing reliance on imported organic materials for making flexible OLED

Mar 21, 12:08

Samsung Display and LG Display, for front-end manufacturing process of flexible OLED panels, still have to rely on imported organic materials used in vapor deposition, but the reliance is decreasing through Samsung Group's and LG Group's mergers with and stake investment in foreign enterprises to obtain...

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%...

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports on-year revenue increase for February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:56

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.803 billion (US$122.7 million) for February 2017, representing a 9.46% drop on month and 13.25% increase on year.

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...

Foxconn chairman Terry Guo speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a 10.5G display ecosystem park

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...

GTOC to cooperate with KTI to produce smart energy-saving tinting glass

Feb 10, 15:42

Glass processing service provider G-Tech Optoelectronics (GTOC) has 9 announced the cooperation with Kinestral Technologies (KTI), a US-based developer of adaptive glass used in green buildings, to produce smart energy-saving tinting glass in Taiwan.

Radiant Opto-Electronics ships 14.807 million BLUs in January

Feb 9, 10:48

Radiant Opto-Electronics has revealed it shipped 14.807 million backlight units (BLUs) in January, increasing 4% on month.

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...

Samsung chip business posts record operating profits for 4Q16

Jan 24, 15:07

Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits of KRW9.22 trillion (US$7.9 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016 - the highest in 13 quarters - while its semiconductor business posted record profits of KRW4.95 trillion.

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,...

Radiant Opto-Electronics sees revenues drop in December

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:18

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.687 billion (US$145.99 million) for December 2016, representing a 3.79% drop on month and 19.47% drop on year.

Corning showcases Gorilla Glass concept car at CES 2017

Jan 6, 12:02

Corning has unveiled its glass-enabled concept vehicle at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, showcasing the breadth of its Gorilla Glass' automotive applications.

Corning Gorilla Glass concept car at CES 2017

IC distributor Supreme to post over 40% revenue growth in 2016

Jan 5, 14:53

Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, is expected to post more than 40% revenue growth for 2016, according to industry sources.

Global market shares for In-Cell, On-Cell touch solutions to rise in 2017, says WitsView

Dec 30, 15:22

Among touch solutions used in smartphones, global market share for In-Cell will rise to 29.6% and On-Cell to 26.0%, according to WitsView.

FocalTech November revenues fall to 9-month low

Dec 13, 22:00

IC design house FocalTech Systems saw its November revenues fall to a nine-month low of NT$870 million (US$27.4 million).

Radiant Opto-Electronics ships nearly 14.8 million BLUs

Stockwatch - Dec 6, 13:41

Radiant Opto-Electronics shipped 14.766 million backlight units (BLUs) in November, increasing 12.21% on month, according to the company.

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...

Digitimes Research: Use of LED chips in TV backlighting to grow slightly in 2017

Nov 17, 11:15

The global volume of LED chips used in TV backlighting in 2017 will increase slightly on year, with Ultra HD, HDR and quantum dot models expected to increase usage, while direct-type backlights, OLED and adoption of flip-chip LED backlighting to decrease usage, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

China polarizer maker Shenzhen Sunnypol Optoelectronics begins production in Hefei

Nov 2, 11:54

China-based TFT LCD polarizer maker Shenzhen Sunnypol Optoelectronics has started production at a new factory in Hefei, northern China, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Solomon Systech buys advanced mobile touch technology assets and products from Microchip

Nov 2, 11:54

Solomon Systech has entered into an asset purchase agreement as well as a product purchase and sale agreement with Microchip Technology to purchase from it advanced mobile touch technology assets and semiconductor products for an aggregated consideration of US$23 million in cash. The transactions are...

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.

Radiant Opto-Electronics 3Q16 gross margin hits record

Stockwatch - Oct 28, 15:41

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported third-quarter 2016 gross margin of 18.03% a record high.

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.

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.

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