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Taiwan 2-tier touch panel makers see profit margins improving

Nov 16, 15:20

Taiwan-based second-tier touch panel makers have seen their profit margins improve recently as their efforts to penetrate into the niche and industry segments have begun bearing fruit, according to industry sources.

WiseChip to showcase new in-cell PMOLED touch panels

Nov 16, 15:17

PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor will showcase its1.36- and 1.8-inch flexible in-cell PMOLED touch panels at the upcoming China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 in Shenzhen from November 16-21.

WiseChip sees bright prospects for flexible PMOLED panels

Creating user value: Q&A with EIH chairman Frank Ko

Nov 16, 12:21

E Ink Holding (EIH) has been a pioneer in the development of electrophoretic display (EPD) technology and consequently become a primary e-paper solution supplier for Amazon's Kindle e-book readers. But the company suffered heavy losses during the period from 2012-2015 as the e-book readers market shrunk...

EIH chairman and CEO Frank Ko

CPT reports decreased earnings for 3Q17

Nov 16, 11:16

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported net profits of NT$184 million (US$6.12 million) for the third quarter of 2017, down from NT$1.189 billion a quarter earlier. EPS for the third quarter stood at NT$0.04.

CHP is likely to swing back to profitability in 2017

Flexible AMOLED supply capacity to exceed demand by 44% in 2018, says IHS Markit

Nov 15, 17:42

With flexible AMOLED panel fabs building at a quicker pace than global demand, supply capacity of flexible AMOLED panels is forecast to be 44% higher than global demand in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

Innolux to take up Foxconn 6G LTPS line

Nov 15, 15:52

Innolux will take up Foxconn Electronics' 6G LTPS LCD fab in Luzhu, southern Taiwan for NT$31.4 billion (US$1.041 billion), a move which will ramp up its global LTPS panel market share to 8% from the current 2%.

Innolux president Robert Hsiao

Innolux revenues hit 15-month low in October

Nov 10, 15:27

Innolux saw its consolidated revenues decline 8.1% on month and 11.9% on year to a 15-month low of NT$24.7 billion (US$819.35 million) in October.

FocalTech optimistic about TDDI chip demand for all-screen devices in 2018

Nov 10, 10:44

Full in-cell display module makers have been improving yield rates to lower their production costs for all-screen panels, which will see wider adoption by smartphones and tablets in 2018, according to Genda Hu, chairman for touchscreen and LCD driver solution provider FocalTech Systems.

BOE to compete with Foxconn for stake in JDI, says report

Nov 9, 15:23

China-based flat panel maker BOE Technology is likely to compete with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) in a race to acquire a part of the money-losing Japan Display (JDI), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.

Machvison posts record October revenues

Nov 9, 15:15

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$171 million (US$5.7 million) for October 2017, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month.

Digitimes Research: Panel makers looking to niche large-size applications

Nov 9, 13:49

With to a lack of growth momentum in the traditional mainstream TV and monitor markets, most flat panel makers have paid more attention on the development niche applications for large-sized panels such as public information displays (PIDs), automotive display boards and gaming devices, according to...

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$370.25.

GIS reports strong earnings for 3Q17

Nov 8, 13:49

Touch panel provider General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported net profits of NT$2.59 billion (US$85.81 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 81.6% on quarter and 162.3% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$7.63.

GIS sees earnings surge in 3Q17

CPT, HannStar Display report mixed results for October

Nov 8, 13:39

Flat panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported mixed results for October, during which CPT saw sales decrease while HannStar's revenues went up.

AUO is optimistic about handset panel outlook in 4Q17

Taiwan flat panel production value surges 25% in January-August 2017

Nov 7, 16:55

The production value of Taiwan's flat panel industry totaled NT$621.7 billion (US$20.62 billion) in the first eight months of 2017, increasing 24.9% from a year earlier, which marked the highest annual growth for the same period since 2011, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

AUO reports dereases in October revenues

Nov 7, 14:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for October 2017 reached NT$27.43 billion (US$910 million), down by 5.6% on month and 9.9% on year.

GIS October revenues up on IGZO module shipments

Nov 7, 12:06

Touch module provider General Interface Solution (GIS) saw its consolidated revenues grow 11.67% on month and 58.64% on year to NT$17.843 billion (US$591.17 million) in October, reportedly buoyed by backend module assembly services for Sharp's IGZO notebook panel shipments for MacBook devices.

IGZO module shipments pused up GIS's revnues in October

Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size panel shipments to decline in 4Q17

Nov 3, 14:37

Taiwan's shipments of large size panels (9-inch and above) are expected to reach around 61 million units (not including those from Shar) in the third quarter, rising 4.8% sequentially, but down 1.5% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments to decrease in 4Q17

Nov 3, 14:24

Taiwan-based flat panel makers are expected to ship a combined 290 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in the fourth uarter of 2017, down 8.5% on quarter, due mainly to seasonality, Digitimes Research estimates.

TPK sees EPS hit 5-year high in 3Q17

Nov 3, 11:20

Touch panel maker TPK Holding saw its net profits surge to NT$870 million (US$28.8 million) in the third quarter of 2017, up 166% sequentially and 27% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$2.37, the company's highest quarterly EPS in five years.

HannStar Display sees net profits more than double sequentially in 3Q17

Nov 2, 10:55

HannStar Display saw its net profits jump 108.46% sequentially to NT$2.17 billion (US$71.94 million) in the third quarter of 2017, which translated into an EPS of NT$0.67 for the 3-month period.

HannStar Display looks to strong sales in 4Q17

Samsung capex to reach KRW46.2 trillion in 2017

Nov 1, 22:17

Samsung expects capital expenditure (capex) for 2017 to be approximately KRW46.2 trillion (US$41.5 billion), a significant increase from 2016. Capex for the semiconductor and display businesses will be KRW29.5 trillion and KRW14.1 trillion, respectively.

Samsung posts record operating profit for 3Q17

Oct 31, 16:50

Samsung Electronics has announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, reporting revenues of KRW62.05 trillion (US$55.5 billion), compared to KRW14.23 trillion for the same period last year. Operating profit for the quarter reached a record KRW14.53 trillion, compared to...

Sharp posts fourth straight quarterly profits

Oct 30, 15:27

Sharp has reported its fourth consecutive quarterly profits of JPY20.2 billion (US$177 million) for its fiscal second-quarter 2017 (ended September), compared to a year-earlier loss of JPY17.9 billion.

Innolux to maintain high utilization rate in 4Q17

Oct 30, 11:32

Flat panel maker Innolux expects its overall performance to stay steady in the fourth quarter of 2017, with its overall utilization rate to be nearly at 100% with minor adjustments at individual fabs according to market conditions, according to company sources.

Innolux chairman Jyh Chau-Wang (left) and president Robert Hsiao

AUO guardedly optimistic about 4Q17

Oct 30, 10:56

Taiwan LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has expressed guarded optimism about its sales performance in the fourth quarter of 2017, with its capacity utilization to stay at high levels despite scheduled annual equipment maintenance in the quarter, according to company sources.

AUO chairman Paul Peng (left) and president Michael Tsai

Innolux reports net profits NT$880 million for 3Q17

Oct 27, 15:51

Innolux has registered consolidated revenues of NT$79.5 billion (US$2.61 billion) for the third quarter with operating margin 20.3%, operating profits NT$10.9 billion, net profits NT$880 million and an EPS NT$0.88.

Innolux registered profits for 3Q17

BOE starts volume production at China first 6G AMOLED fab

Oct 27, 15:36

China-based BOE Technology Group kicked off its 6G AMOLED panel production line in Chengdu, Sichuan for volume production on October 26, marking the official run of the country's first and the world's second 6G flexible AMOLED panel production line, according to company sources.

BOE 6G AMOLED panel

Innolux looks to steady year in 2018

Oct 26, 16:09

Year 2018 is going to be a steady one for Innolux in terms of revenues and profits with an oversupply of LCD panels more likely to happen in 2019, according to Yang Chiu-lien, general director at Innolux.

Innolux general director Yang Chiu-lien

AUO nets NT$8.86 billion for 3Q17

Oct 26, 15:05

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported its consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2017 came to NT$87.4 billion (US$2.89 billion), up by 3.5% from the previous quarter. Net profit attributable to owners of the company for the third quarter of 2017 was NT$8.86 billion, with a basic EPS of NT$0.92.

LG Display net profit grows 152% on year in 3Q17

Oct 25, 16:38

LG Display (LGD) has reported that its revenues in the third quarter of 2017 increased by 4% to KRW6,973 billion (US$6.19 billion) from KRW6,724 billion in the third quarter of 2016, and increased by 5% from KRW6,629 billion in the second quarter of 2017.

Corning sales up 4% in 3Q17

Oct 25, 13:58

Corning has reported that its third-quarter 2017 GAAP sales rose 4% on year to US$2.6 billion, with EPS reaching US$0.39, up 50% compared to US$0.26 for the same quarter a year ago.

EIH and LTS to co-develop smart patch for medical management

Oct 24, 14:46

E Ink Holdings (EIH) and US-based LTS Lohmann-Therapie Systeme (LTS) have announced a partnership agreement to develop a smart patch prototype based on LTS's transdermal therapeutic system technology, while utilizing EIH's low voltage e-paper solutions.

smart patch

Micro LED development racing against time, says Mikro Mesa chairman

Oct 24, 12:56

Taiwan firms developing micro LED are racing against time to make technological breakthroughs within 500 days, or the technology will be limited to niche-market applications, according to Chen Li-yi, chairman for Mikro Mesa Technology.

Mikro Mesa chairman Chen Li-yi

Oxide TFT LCD panels getting popular in notebook sector

Oct 23, 15:44

Flat panel makers including Sharp, LG Display and CEC-Panda LCD Technology are ramping up production of oxide TFT LCD panels to meet increasing demand from notebook brands, according to industry sources.

Oxide panels getting pupular in the notebook sector

Taiwan makers all set for mini LED

Oct 19, 12:11

Taiwan-based LED firms, in view of tight supply of AMOLED smartphone panels and increasing competition in the LED backlighting segment from China-based makers, are ready adopt mini LEDs for TV and smartphone backlighting applications and fine pixel pitch displays, according to industry sources.

Handset panel pricing flat in October, tablet panel prices declining

Oct 18, 15:32

Prices of handset panels have remained stable in October, but those for tablet panels have been declining due to weak demand from device makers, according to industry sources.

Handset panel prices stay steady in October

Digitimes Research: Taiwan panel makers focusing on 18:9 all-screen smartphone panels

Oct 17, 15:59

With regard to the development of smartphone-use panels, Taiwan's top-three TFT LCD panel makers all have been focusing on all-screen displays with an 18:9 aspect ratio recently. The new 6G LTPS fabs of AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux in Taiwan have entered volume production recently, and a new 6G line...

Samsung striving for OLED panel orders from China

Oct 17, 11:59

Samsung Display is striving for OLED panel orders from China-based mobile device vendors, but will be facing competition from its China-based rivals such as BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics, according to industry sources.

Linde LienHwa making new gas production investments in Taiwan

Oct 17, 11:55

Linde LienHwa, a joint venture between the Germany-based Linde Group and Taiwan-based LienHwa Industrial, is a manufacturer of bulk and electronic specialty gases used during the manufacturing of semiconductors, displays, solar panels, LEDs and others.

Linde LienHwa's new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan

OLED smartphone panel shipments to surpass LCD ones in 2020

Oct 16, 15:34

Global shipments of OLED smartphone panels are expected to top 1.37 billion units in 2019 and surpass the unit shipments of TFT LCD panels in 2020, DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) has estimated.

OLED smartphone panel shipments to surpass LCD ones in three years

AUO, Innolux to generate profits in 2017

Oct 16, 11:13

Taiwan-based flat panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux, and other fellow suppliers globally are expected to generate profits for all of 2017 as large-size panel prices have not seen major declines despite growing oversupply, according to industry sources.

Prices of large-sized panels are declining at manageable paces

E Ink revenues hit 4-year high in September

Oct 16, 11:08

E Ink Holdings (EIH) saw its consolidated revenues hit a 4-year high in September 2017, buoyed by shipments of 7-inch e-paper products for Amazon's Kindle Oasis e-book readers.

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the board of directors and the chairman of the board when his term ends in March, 2018. Kwon will also resign as the CEO of...

LCD TV panel prices to drop in October, says AVC

Oct 12, 14:45

LCD TV panel prices are expected to fall at a steady pace in October as the global build-ups of display products will gradually come to an end, according to China-based All View Consulting (AVC).

TV panel pricing set to decrease

CPT, HannStar Display report strong sequential revenue gains for 3Q17

Oct 11, 12:50

LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display both have disclosed significant revenue gains for the third quarter of 2017 despite a rather flat performance in September.

Innolux reports flat September revenues

Oct 6, 14:49

Innolux has announced its September 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$26.9 billion (US$885.92 million), a decrease of 1.1 % on-month and an increase of 1.2% on year.

AUO reports mild drop for September revenues

Oct 6, 14:33

LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed its consolidated revenues for September reached NT$29.07 billion (US$957.38 million), down by 3.6% on month and 3.8% on year. Consolidated revenues in the third quarter of 2017 totaled NT$87.40 billion, up by 3.5% sequentially and 1.6% on year.

TPK revenues hike in September

Oct 5, 15:50

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.679 billion (US$351.96 million) for September 2017, representing a 4.18% increase on month and 22.72% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Panel makers stepping up 10.5G development

Oct 5, 15:17

With competition in the TV panel market gradually mounting in the above 55-inch segment, some makers have been aggressively establishing new 10.5G production lines, including: China's BOE and CSOT; Japan's Sakai Display Products (SDP); and Korea's LG Display.

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