AUO and 3M announce new partnership
Aug 28, 11:43
AU Optronics (AUO) and 3M have announced a new technology alliance that combines AUO ALCD (advanced LCD) technology, 3M's quantum dot (QD) enhancement film made with quantum dots produced by California-based Nanosys with AUO's backlight components for wide color gamut (WCG) and high dynamic range (HDR)...
Touch Taiwan: Corning exhibits new glass products
Aug 28, 11:41
Corning is showcasing products from its Corning Glass Technologies portfolio including recently launched Corning Lotus NXT Glass at Touch Taiwan 2015. Corning is also featuring Corning Iris Glass, a high-transmission, light-guide plate enabling thinner edge-lit LCD TVs.
BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry
Aug 21, 16:13
Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips will also be target sectors, according to industry sources.
EZconn nets NT$1.87 for 1H15
Aug 20, 15:48
Fiber-optic component and RF (radio frequency) connector maker EZconn recorded net EPS of NT$1.87 for the first half of 2015, according to the company.
Coretronic ships 5.7 million BLUs in July
Aug 11, 11:52
Coretronic has revealed it shipped 5.732 million backlight units (BLUs) in July, decreasing 9% on month, and BLU shipments for January-July totaled 43.796 million, slipping 15% on year.
FocalTech systems swings back to profitability in 2Q15
Newswatch - Aug 7, 10:26
Touchscreen and LCD driver IC supplier FocalTech Systems managed to swing back to profitability in the second quarter of 2015, with net profits reaching NT$63.02 million (US$1.99 million) or NT$0.15 per share, the company has reported.
Radiant reports revenues for July 2015
Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:11
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.47 billion (US$109.5 million) for July 2015, representing a 13.25% increase on month and 21.39% drop on year.
Coretronic reports 2Q15 performance
Jul 30, 21:56
Coretronic has reported its revenues in the second quarter of 2015 rose 7% but declined 19.5% on year to NT$16.93 billion (US$536.24 million). EPS was at NT$0.58, and operating profit NT$241 million.
Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices
Jul 20, 15:07
Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions which provide support for panel resolutions ranging from HD, FHD, WQHD to UHD.
Smartphones and tablets still drive demand for cover glass, says IHS
Jul 13, 12:13
With screen sizes increasing, smartphones continue to lead total area demand in the cover glass market; however, as the markets for smartphones and tablets mature, cover glass industry revenue growth is declining from 39% on year in 2013 to 11% in 2015. While the overall cover glass market growth is...
Coretronic ships 6.281 million BLUs in June
Jul 13, 10:37
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 6.281 million backlight units (BLUs) in June, decreasing 7% on month and 18% on year, and it shipped 19.6 million BLUs in the second quarter, increasing 6% on quarter.
Radiant revenues drop on year in June
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 16:07
Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.064 billion (US$99.06 million) for June 2015, representing a 2.64% increase on month and 26.95% drop on year.
Commentary: What does rising China supply chain mean for Taiwan?
Jun 18, 15:35
As the China government continues to pour money into fostering local supply chains in terms of capacity and technology, Taiwan makers are starting to feel the heat, and as a result are calling on the Taiwan government to increase support locally and further structure policies geared toward helping...
Chipbond to double capex in 2015, says report
Jun 17, 15:28
Chipbond Technology has budgeted a capex of NT$4 billion (US$129 million) for 2015, compared with the less than NT$2 billion allocated for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report. The capex will be used mainly for the company's development of new manufacturing technologies...
Photonics Festival in Taiwan set to begin
Jun 15, 22:21
The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei during June 16-18, with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest optoelectronics technologies and development trends from the optoelectronics industries and featuring 1,011 booths to attract more than 30,000 visitors from over 40...
Parade to acquire Cypress TrueTouch Mobile business
Jun 12, 10:51
Parade Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parade will acquire Cypress's TrueTouch Mobile touchscreen business for an aggregate acquisition price of US$100 million in cash, according to the companies.
Corning and Tianma announce new developments
Jun 11, 22:00
Corning and Tianma Micro-Electronics Group have announced Tianma's selection of Corning Lotus NXT Glass for its two new LTPS display panels. Tianma successfully incorporated Lotus NXT Glass into its 5.46-inch and 4.97-inch Full HD products. Tianma creates LTPS panels for use in high-resolution smartphones...
Coretronic ships 6.75 million BLUs in May
Jun 9, 21:38
Coretronic shipped 6.75 million backlight units (BLUs) and 91,200 DLP projectors in May, growing 3% and 12% respectively on month, according to the company.
Radiant Opto-Electronics reports revenues for May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:06
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.985 billion (US$95.98 million)for May 2015, representing a 8.31% drop on month and 0.85% increase on year.
Welcome to the Computex of Things
Jun 1, 19:36
Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...
Panasonic to add BLU production lines at plants in Mexico and Brazil
May 28, 21:11
Panasonic has announced it will add new production lines for backlight unit (BLU) manufacturing at its Panamex plants in Mexico and TV-manufacturing plants in Brazil. The plan is expected to help shorten the processing time between order placement and shipments.
JMC to expand production capacity for COF tape
May 14, 22:17
JMC Electronics, an affiliate of Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) specializing in the manufacture of chip-on-film (COF) substrates, will launch a new COF tape production line in the third quarter of 2015, according to CWE chairman Chia-neng Huang.
VIS, Chipbond report decreased revenues for April
May 12, 14:56
IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and backend house ChipbondTechnology, both of which have more than 50% of their sales generated from the panel driver IC sector, have announced sequential decreases of 6.4% and 2.6%, respectively, in April revenues.
Coretronic ships 6.539 million BLUs in April
May 11, 11:10
Coretronic shipped 6.539 million backlight units (BLUs) in April, increasing 5% on month, and 25.06 million units in January-April, decreasing 10% on year, according to the company.
Radiant reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 7, 15:43
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.26 billion (US$106.24 million) for April 2015, representing a 4.7% increase on month but 9.63% drop on year.
GLT reports April financial performance
May 6, 22:02
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has reported its April 2015 revenues reached NT$664 million (US$21.67 million), up 17.09% on month and up 20.34% on year.
BenQ Materials announces 1Q15 performance
May 6, 15:32
Taiwan-based polarizer maker BenQ Materials has reported that its consolidated revenues during the first quarter of 2015 reached NT$3.839 billion (US$125.35 million), down 6.5% on quarter, with EPS reaching NT$0.68.
Radiant expects strong shipments for smartphone BLUs in 2H15
Apr 30, 10:52
Radiant Opto-Electronics has extended BLU (backlight unit) applications to smartphones and obtained orders from US-based smartphone vendors, and expects smartphone-use BLUs to account for 20-25% of consolidated revenues for the second half of 2015, according to the company.
High-end BLU products contributing more to Coretronic performance
Apr 29, 14:28
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported its first-quarter 2015 shipments of BLUs used in projectors declined 20% on quarter to 227,000 and that shipments are expected to bounce back to around 85,000-95,000 a month in the second quarter following increased demand for projectors.
Corning reports strong profit for 1Q15
Apr 29, 11:45
Corning has reported first-quarter 2015 net sales reached US$2.27 billion, down 1% on a year-over-year basis, while net income rose 35% to UST407 million.
Coretronic revenues down 18% in 1Q15
Apr 28, 15:48
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported its first-quarter 2015 revenues reached NT$15.08 billion (US$517.2 million), down 18% on quarter, with combined net profit of NT$162 million. EPS during the quarter amounted to NT$0.54.