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Touch panel industry could be transformed in 2017, says TPK chairman

May 27, 16:28

Out-OLED touch solutions, OLED panels matched with add-on touch panels, will come into use in 2017 and this could transform the touch panel industry, with new competition to culminate in 2018-2019, according to Michael Chiang, chairman for TPK Holding.

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...

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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.

Wistron sees earnings tumble nearly 50% on year in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 15:17

ODM Wistron has reported net profits of NT$383 million (US$11.74 million) for the first quarter of 2016, a sharp decline of 46.6% from a year earlier.

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.

Global Lighting Technologies expects to ship 10 million TV-use LGPs in 2016

Apr 29, 09:43

Global Lighting Technologies expects to ship 10 million TV-use light guide plates (LGP) in 2016, according to the company.

Radiant Opto-Electronics poised to cope with impact from smartphone-use OLED, says chairman

Apr 28, 13:21

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics, viewing that OLED panels are seeing increasing use in smartphones, will use its technology to compete for orders from smartphone vendors other than Apple and enhance management to minimize any negative impact, company chairman PJ Wang said at an...

Efun Technology lands orders for QDEF used in outdoor-use notebooks

Apr 18, 22:04

Optical film maker Efun Technology has obtained orders for quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) for use in professional notebooks specifically used in outdoor environments, according to the company.

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...

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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...

BenQ Materials, Chi Mei Materials see lowest quarterly revenues for 1Q16

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:12

Polarizer makers BenQ Materials and Chi Mei Materials Technology have posted consolidated revenues of NT$3.182 billion (US$96.7 million) and NT$2.347 billion respectively for January-March 2016, the lowest quarterly figures ever for the companies.

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.

Nichia unveils 0.3t LED devices for use in backlighting smartphones

Mar 31, 21:54

Japan-based Nichia has debuted 0.3t LED devices with thickness of only 0.3mm and brightness of 15lm for smartphone backlighting applications.

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...

Quantum dot display component and lighting market to reach US$10.8 billion by 2026, says research firm

Mar 15, 15:54

The overall quantum dot display component and lighting and QLED market will surpass US$2 billion by 2017, and reach US$10.8 billion by 2026, according toTouch Display Research.

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.

Radiant Opto-Electronics ships 7.843 million BLUs in February

Mar 8, 10:54

Radiant Opto-Electronics shipped 7.843 million backlight units (BLUs) in February, falling 33.0% on month.

FocalTech looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2016

Mar 2, 11:15

Despite China's saturated smartphone market, FocalTech Systems is looking to post a double-digit revenue increase in 2016, according to company chairman Genda Hu.

Digitimes Research: Added capacity in China to drive down high-end smartphone panel pricing in 2016

Feb 19, 17:02

In 2016, China's smartphone panel capacity is expected to increase steadily in 2016, as key makers Tianma Micro-electronics and BOE Technology increase capacity and other makers including GVO from Kunshan and Truly Opto-electronics increase the share of smartphone panels they produce, according to...

Coretronic transforming from BLU maker to display solution provider, says chairman

Feb 19, 11:14

Coretronic has been transforming from a BLU (backlight unit) maker mainly to a display solution provider to increase production value and gross margin, according to company chairman Chang Wei-yi.

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...

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Global Lighting Technologies to start production at new factory in 2Q16

Feb 1, 13:26

LED-based light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) is constructing a factory at the Hsinchu Science Park, central Taiwan, and will begin production at the factory in the second quarter of 2016, according to the company.

LG aims for monthly capacity of 75,000 units on 6G fab in 1H17, says report

Jan 19, 15:24

LG Display has solidified plans to achieve 75,000 substrates in monthly production at its 6G facilities throughout the first half of 2017 for curved OLED displays, according to Korea-based ET News.

Capacitive touch demand on the rise for most applications

Jan 18, 10:24

The proportion of capacitive touch is growing in segments including smartphone, tablet, notebook and all-in-one PC applications, due to reduced pricing for the technology.

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...

Efun ships new quantum dot products to makers in 4Q15

Jan 12, 15:26

Efun technology has developed new quantum dot (QD) film products and began shipping them to Japan- and China-based customers in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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).

Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for December 2015

Stockwatch - Jan 5, 21:26

Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.82 billion (US$175.8 million) for December 2015, representing a 3.09% drop on month and 21.2% increase on year.

Samsung considering unpaid leave for LED personnel, says paper

Jan 5, 15:54

Samsung Electronics is reportedly considering having its LED business staff take unpaid vacations due to weak performance, according to a Korean-language Edaily report citing industry sources.

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...

JTouch to shift focus to metal mesh and IPC segments

Dec 28, 16:11

Touch panel maker JTouch aims to restructure its business model to increase focus on metal mesh production and the industrial PC market.

Corning Iris glass chosen for LeTV Super TV Max 70

Dec 23, 14:29

Corning has announced its Iris glass has been chosen by LeTV for use in the China vendor's Super TV Max 70.

Corning to supply glass substrates for BOE 10.5G fab, says Corning Taiwan president

Dec 21, 11:31

As BOE Technology started constructing a 10.5G LCD panel fab in Hefei, northern China, in early December, Corning will set up a production base adjacent to it to become its glass substrate supplier.

Taiwan science parks post January-October revenues of over NT$1.9 trillion, says MOST

Dec 18, 12:00

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.92 trillion (US$58.53 billion) during January-October 2015, growing 2.48% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

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.

Wah Hong reports 20% revenue decline for November

Dec 11, 14:16

Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its November 2015 revenues reached NT$855 million (US$26 million), down 0.15% on month and down 20.88% on year.

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).

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