Prices for 32-inch TV panels rising, say Taiwan makers
Dec 18, 11:33
Prices for 32-inch LCD TV panels have risen 25% to US$95 since March 2014 mainly due to continued demand from Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, which has benefited China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) and BOE Technology, as they are currently the two largest 32-inch TV panel makers, according...
AUO, Innolux expected to see more orders for Ultra HD TV panels
Dec 17, 11:46
As Japan-based vendors including Sony and Panasonic and China-based vendors have been actively promoting Ultra HD LCD TVs, Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are expected to receive increased orders, according to industry sources.
China still in low panel materials self-sufficiency, says consulting firm
Dec 16, 11:57
China's TFT-LCD panel industry will have an estimated demand for 73 million square meters of glass substrates, 68 million square meters of polarizers and 116 tons of liquid crystal in 2014, but China-based makers together can supply only 20.4%, 23.2% and 19.2% respectively of the demand, according...
Xiaomi plans to launch sub-CNY500 smartphones in 2015
Dec 15, 10:26
Xiaomi Technology, which has become the fifth-largest smartphone vendor by virtue of launching inexpensive models in 2014, plans to launch entry-level smartphones for sale at below CNY500 (US$81) in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
TV panel prices may drop in 2H15 due to shrinking demand from China
Dec 12, 11:06
With demand in the China market for LCD TVs in 2015 forecast to decrease on year, China-based LCD TV vendors are likely to lower target shipments accordingly and consequently the supply of LCD TV panels may exceed demand and prices could fall in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources...
O-film to start production of fingerprint recognition modules in 2Q15
Dec 11, 11:31
China-based touch panel maker Shenzhen O-film Tech, in view of shrinking orders from China-based smartphone vendors due to increasing competition from in-cell touch panels produced by Japan Display (JDI), Sharp, Samsung Display and LG Display, plans to begin production of fingerprint recognition modules...
China touch panel makers suffer amid smartphone inventory pile-up
Dec 10, 12:36
As demand for smartphones in the China market has turned weak in the second half of 2014, smartphone vendors have high inventory levels and clearing of inventories is expected to continue until the first quarter of 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
AUO, Innolux extend production to medical applications
Dec 10, 12:29
TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux have extended production to panels for medical applications which, in comparison with panels for consumer applications, are mostly customized with high specification requirements and gross margins, according to market watchers.
Panel pricing climbs in early December
Dec 9, 11:47
TV panels sized 32-, 40-, 42-, 48- and 50-inch increased US$1-2 in pricing in the beginning of December largely due to increased demand for the sizes as a result of Samsung Electronics pushing to meet expected demand into the first quarter of 2015, according to findings from DisplaySearch.
Wintek to shut down three China factories
Dec 9, 11:43
Touch panel maker Wintek, due to its quickly shrinking business arising from financial troubles, will stop operations at three factories in China either entirely or partially and lay off more than 10,000 workers but will continue operations of factories in Taiwan and Vietnam, according to the compan...
CPT November revenues drop
Dec 9, 10:54
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported its consolidated net sales reached NT$4.92 billion (US$158.05 million) in November 2014, down 0.9% on month and down 9.2% on year.
ITRI licenses FlexUP technology
Dec 8, 15:16
Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has licensed its flexible universal plane (FlexUP) technology to FlexUP Technologies.
Digitimes Research: BOE to ship 50% of smartphone panels to Samsung, LG
Dec 8, 11:59
Of the three largest China-based small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel makers, BOE Technology will ship 50% of its smartphone panels to Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, 14.8% to China-based vendor Lenovo and 11.9% to China-based white-box vendors in 2015, Digitimes Research estimates.
Smartphone panel makers under pressure from falling prices in 2015
Dec 5, 10:14
As emerging markets are expected to be sources of growth in smartphone sales in 2015, smartphone vendors are expected to launch low-priced models in those markets and consequently smartphone panel makers will be under pressure to lower quotes, according to supply chain makers.
E Ink, TPK supply components for YotaPhone 2
Dec 3, 10:54
Russia-based smartphone vendor Yota on December 3 will unveil the YotaPhone 2, a dual-touch screen smartphone with a front 5-inch 1080p AMOLED panel supplied by Samsung Display, and rear-side 4.7-inch EPD (electrophoretic display) supplied by E Ink Holdings. The touch panels of both screens are supplied...
JDI cuts smartphone panel pricing to below US$20
Newswatch - Dec 2, 11:59
Panel maker Japan Display (JDI) has cut pricing for smartphone panels originally priced US$20 and more to below US$20 in order to spur orders from handset vendors, most of which are expected to be in China.
AUO, Innolux not affected by water supply cut
Dec 2, 11:35
While the Taiwan government has reduced water supply to industrial users at night due to water availability issues, TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux have indicated that their production has not been affected by the decrease in water supply.
CPT seeing increased smartphone, tablet and vehicle shipments
Nov 27, 14:48
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is reportedly seeing increased orders from China handset vendors looking to release new units in the fourth quarter of 2014 and into 2015, which is expected to help CPT's performance maintain stability as well as decrease its inventory through the rest of 2014.
BOE shifts focus from Samsung to China vendors
Nov 26, 14:51
China-based panel maker BOE is shifting its focus away from Samsung Electronics to China-based vendors as Samsung's smartphone sales have recently seen lower-than-expected results.
GIS applies for listing on Taiwan Stock Exchange
Nov 25, 16:03
General Interface Solution (GIS) Holding, a touch panel module subsidiary of the Foxconn Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has filed an application to seek a primary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Taiwan and Korea makers expanding touch-embedded solutions in 2015
Nov 25, 15:59
Despite China makers holding an 80% proportion of embedded touch solutions to China handset vendors, Taiwan and Korea makers are expected to continue expanding production in 2015 in order to meet expected demand for entry-level and mid-range handsets in emerging markets.
Will Xiaomi be a target for Foxconn's new collaboration with Innolux?
Nov 24, 22:11
Following the announcement that Foxconn Electronics will collaborate with Innolux to invest roughly US$2.8 billion to construct new 6G facilities in Taiwan geared at producing LTPS technology for high-end smartphones, rumors have been spreading in the market as to which clients the two companies intend...
TPV likely to shift panel orders to CEC Panda
Nov 24, 14:08
TPV estimates its LCD TV panel purchases from CEC Panda LCD Technology will increase in 2015 as the panel maker increases yields in the second half of the year, according sources from the displays supply chain.