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.
Coretronic projector shipments rise in August
Sep 9, 11:15
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors in August, increasing 10% sequentially. Revenues from the product line totaled NT$1.525 billion (US$48.1 million) for the month, up 16% sequentially.
Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan
Sep 1, 16:30
The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.
Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices
Aug 31, 11:34
Corning has unveiled Gorilla Glass SR+. Specifically designed for wearable devices, this new glass composite reduces visible scratches while delivering Gorilla Glass' toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity, according to the company.
The strengths of Gorilla Glass 5: Q&A with Corning executive James Hollis
Aug 19, 14:16
Corning in late July released its latest cover glass, Gorilla Glass 5, to provide better protection for mobile devices against breakage from everyday drops. in early August, Samsung Electronics unveiled Galaxy Note 7, the vendor's new flagship smartphone featuring Gorilla Glass 5 as its cover glass.
Taiwan science park total revenues top NT$1 trillion in 1H16, says MOST
Aug 17, 20:16
Government-developed and run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.078 trillion (US$33.53 billion) during January-June 2016, dropping 4.89% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...
Taiwan firms enter supply chain for 2017 iPhone
Aug 16, 20:12
In addition to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chipbond Technology and MJC Probe (MPI) have entered the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhone series, according to industry sources.
Coretronic sees decreased July revenues
Aug 10, 11:31
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLD projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.763 billion (US$149 million) for July, decreasing 1.11% on month and 14.90% on year, and those of NT$32.231 billion for January-July dipped 15.94% on year.
BenQ Materials posts 1H16 net loss
Stockwatch - Aug 4, 15:07
Polarizer maker BenQ Materials has posted consolidated revenues of NT$6.322 billion (US$196 million), net loss of NT$146 million and net loss per share of NT$0.45 for first-half 2016.
Corning posts stronger results for 2Q16
Jul 28, 16:19
Corning has reported revenues for the second quarter of 2016 totaled US$2.36 billion, growing 15% sequentially and 1% on year, with net income coming to US$2.207 billion.
Coretronic nets NT$1.13 per share for 1H16
Jul 28, 11:17
Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has posted net EPS of NT$1.13 (US$0.035) for first-half 2016, during which it shipped 27.18 million units of energy saving BLUs and 556,000 projectors, the former dropping 29% and the latter rising 10% on year.
AimCore 2Q16 operations may turn profitable
Jul 27, 14:54
ITO glass maker AimCore Technology, which has diversified into producing PSS (patterned sapphire substrates) and NPSS (nanometer-scaled PSS), is likely to report profits for second-quarter 2016, according to industry sources.
Wah Hong Industrial to start Cd-free QDEF production in 4Q16
Jul 25, 10:30
Optical film maker Wah Hong Industrial, through technological cooperation with UK-based heavy metal-free nanomaterial maker Nanoco Technologies, will begin production of cadmium (Cd)-free quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company.
TSMT reports June revenues decrease
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 23:54
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for June 2016 declined 13.5% on year to NT$2.01 billion (US$62.2 million).
Radiant Opto sees June revenues drop
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:58
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.584 billion (US$79.82 million)for June 2016, representing a 11.76% drop on month and 15.66% drop on year.
Taiwan IT players see Apple demanding price cuts
Jul 5, 12:02
With worldwide smartphone shipment growth slowing down, Apple has been cutting its existing upstream component suppliers' quotes and seeking new component suppliers to maintain its high gross margins. Several Taiwan-based IT players such as Largan Precision, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...
Coretronic May revenues down up on month, down on year
Jun 8, 10:04
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic on June 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.531 billion (US$139 million) for May, rising 7.24% on month but falling 20.28% on year, and NT$22.653 billion for January-May, slipping 16.05% on year.
Macroblock seeing strong LED driver IC orders in 2Q16
May 30, 10:13
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is seeing strong orders from its display customers, and has asked for more capacity from its contract suppliers, according to industry sources. Branded display vendors and module makers have been actively placing orders with Macroblock since the second quarter, said...
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...