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.
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.
Lextar expects over 10% revenue contribution from car lighting products by 2019
Apr 14, 10:20
Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics is aggressively pushing into the car lighting product business and has entered the supply chains of China's automobile and high-speed rail players. The company expects the new business' revenue contribution to reach a double-digit percentage...
Epistar strives to hike shipments of AlGaInP LED chips for automotive use
Apr 14, 10:06
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in order to decrease operating losses due to low prices for general-use LED chips, has been making efforts to increase shipments of AlGaInP LED chips for automotive use and of infrared LED chips for industrial use, according to company chairman Lee Biing-j...
iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals
Apr 7, 21:16
A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...
TSMT reports March revenues decrease
Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:02
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for March 2016 decreased 10.5% from a year earlier to NT$2.33 billion (US$71.8 million).
Radiant reports increased revenues for March
Stockwatch - Apr 6, 16:04
Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.99 billion (US$12.3 million) for March 2016, representing a 18.81% increase on month and 28.32% increase on year.
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals ho-hum refresh, says IHS
Mar 17, 22:26
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about US$255 to build. The US version of the Galaxy S7 with 32GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$249.55, which rises to US$255.05 when the manufacturing cost is added, according to results from the...
Chimei Materials Technology to start production at China factory
Mar 14, 10:30
Polarizer maker Chimei Materials Technology is investing a total of US$298 million to set up a factory in Kunshan, eastern China, with construction to be completed in July 2016, trail production to begin in the fourth quarter, and volume production in January 2017, according to the company.
Realtek reports increased January revenues
Stockwatch - Feb 15, 22:06
Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.257 billion (US$98.3 million) for January 2016, representing increases of 12.65% on month and 16.15% on year.
Radiant revenues rise on year in January
Stockwatch - Feb 15, 15:38
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.527 billion (US$137.02 million) for January 2016, representing a 22.21% drop on month and 22.83% increase on year.
Earthquake hits key Taiwan Science Park
Feb 6, 14:29
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 hit Southern Taiwan on February 6 and several semiconductor, optoelectronic and photovoltaic players at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) had their production lines shut down. Since the lines were in mid-production, the affected companies will first need to...
Microchip, SiS partner on multi-touch and 3D-gesture modules for displays
Jan 14, 10:29
Microchip Technology, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and flash-IP solutions, has announced its partnership with Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) to provide customers with complete projected-capacitive touch (PCAP) and 3D-gesture interface modules, which will lead to faster development...
Coretronic ships 4.63 million BLUs in December
Jan 11, 13:59
Coretronic shipped 4.63 million backlight units (BLUs) in December, decreasing 6% on month, 15.13 million units during the fourth quarter, slipping 16% on quarter, and 71.10 million units in 2015, shrinking 23.5% on year, according to the company.
TSMT December revenues rise 7%
Stockwatch - Jan 6, 21:12
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for December increased 7.4% sequentially to NT$2.78 billion (US$84 million).
GSEO cuts staff
Stockwatch - Jan 5, 15:51
Taiwan-based optical lens maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) has laid off 60 employees in Taiwan because of weak demand in the optical lens market. The employees were mainly dispatch workers and therefore the layoffs should not impact the company's operations.
Digitimes Research: Korea pushing new in-cell touch panel developments
Jan 4, 13:56
The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) under the South Korea Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has reached one micron level electronic linewidth used in roll-to-roll printing, which will help push Korean makers' in-cell touch panel developments used in large-size and flexible...
Digitimes Research: 4K TVs to push demand for LEDs
Dec 14, 23:07
Ultra HD (4K) TVs are expected to make up 23.7% of LCD TV shipments in 2016, up 9.3pp on year. Because of the increase, demand for LEDs used in TV backlighting applications will rise and approximately 20-30% more LEDs will be used in 4K TVs over Full HD units, according to Digitimes Research.
Coretronic sees revenues decline in November
Dec 14, 15:59
Coretronic saw its revenues decline 9.2% on month and 10.67% on year to NT$6 billion (US$182.6 million) in November 2015. For January-November 2015 the company's revenues declined 16.15% to NT$46.78 billion.
TSMT November revenues slip 7% on year
Stockwatch - Dec 8, 10:56
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for November 2015 decreased 7.3% from a year earlier to NT$2.59 billion (US$78.8 million).