Gudeng enters mass production of mask cases for LCDs
May 22, 15:18
Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has entered mass production of photomask cases for the manufacture of large-size TFT LCDs, according to the company.
Panel pricing on the decline in May, says DisplaySearch
May 21, 22:01
Panel markers are increasing their supply of larger-size monitor panels including 23.8- and 27-inch sizes as part of size migration production strategies. Pressure on monitor panel prices remains in May, with prices down about US$1.
Smartphones spur shift in small- to medium-size display demand, says IHS
May 19, 15:32
Ongoing improvements in smartphone display performance is leading to increasing demand for high-resolution panels with lower power consumption requirements, which are not supported by the most common legacy technologies such as a-Si. According to IHS, overall global shipments of small- to medium-size...
Taiwan touch panel makers conservative about 2Q15
May 18, 21:47
Heading into the second quarter of 2015, Taiwan touch panel makers have conservative outlooks and some are even expected to see their revenues drop another 15-20% due to weak end demand for tablets and smartphones, according to market observers.
As smartphone panel prices fall, panel makers focus on cost reduction, says IHS
May 18, 15:47
As smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display makers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs, in order to eke out profits. For example, five-inch Full HD mobile phone panels experienced a drastic on-year unit-shipment decline of 34%, but manufacturing costs fell only 14%...
Korea IT players aggressively investing in Vietnam
May 14, 15:34
Korea-based IT players such as Samsung Electronics, Samsung Display and LG Electronics see Vietnam as an important production base and have been increasing their investments in the country.
Commentary: AUO management transition and what it means for the company
May 14, 14:40
AU Optronics' (AUO) financial performance has recovered over the last two years driven by new strategies set by president Paul Peng. As a result, AUO has assigned Peng to take over as chairman, a move that is expected to help LCD panel maker remain competitive in the future.
Paul Peng replaces KY Lee as AUO chairman
May 12, 14:44
AU Optronics (AUO) chairman KY Lee resigned from his position on May 11, 2015 with the company's board of directors having elected company president Paul Peng to take over the chairman role. Peng will remain the president of the company.
Capex from Taiwan panel makers in 2015 to reach NT$80 billion, says report
Newswatch - May 11, 15:54
Capital expenditures from the four main panel makers in Taiwan, including AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display, are expected to reach an accumulative NT$79.5 billion (US$2.59 billion) in 2015, according to a report from Taiwan-based United Daily News.
Innolux April revenues decrease
May 8, 15:23
LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its April 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$32.4 billion (US$1.05 billion), a decrease of 12.2% on month and a decrease of 15.2% on year.
Universal Display announces 1Q15 financial results
May 8, 12:33
Universal Display has announced that for the first quarter of 2015 its net income of US$1.3 million, or US$0.03 per diluted share, on revenues of US$31.2 million, compared to net income of US$4 million, or US$0.09 per diluted share, on revenues of US$37.8 million for the first quarter of 2014.
AUO sees April revenues decrease
May 7, 15:59
AU Optronics has announced its consolidated revenues for April 2015 reached NT$30.54 billion (US$990 million), down by 12.2% from the previous month and down 7.3% compared to the same period in 2014.
TPK reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 7, 15:46
TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.01 billion (US$293.62 million) for April 2015, representing a 12.72% increase on month but 43.43% drop on year.
Innolux optimistic about 4K TV panel shipments in 2015
May 7, 15:20
Innolux expects Ultra HD (4K) TV shipments to reach 40-45 million in 2015, and that 40% of its overall 4K TV panels shipped in the second quarter of the year will be for units sized 50-inch and above, up from 30% in the first quarter of 2015, according to the company.
Global TV shipments grow 3% in 2014
May 6, 14:33
The global TV market reached 230 million in 2014, up 3% on year, with growth occurring in most major markets including China and the Middle East, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.
Innolux reports 1Q15 performance
May 5, 15:24
Innolux has announced its net sales for first-quarter 2015 amounted to NT$100.2 billion (US$3.265 billion) while gross profit was NT$17.8 billion for a gross margin of 17.7%. Operating profit totaled NT$11.2 billion with an operating margin of 11.2%. Net profit attributable to the shareholders of the...
Panel pricing showing downward trend in May, says firm
May 5, 14:45
Panel pricing has been fluctuating in April, with most applications declining. Due to inventory adjustments and the strong US dollar, some brands decided to increase monitor set prices and wait for a revised market demand forecast, according to DisplaySearch. Panel makers faced difficulties promoting...
TPK announces 1Q15 financial performance
May 4, 22:05
TPK Holding has announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2015. Net loss for the quarter totaled NT$1.014 billion (US$33.03 million) (including recognition on fire loss of approximately NT$1.2 billion). Fully diluted loss per share was NT$3.06 in the quarter.
C3nano seals acquisition of silver nanowire maker Aiden
May 4, 13:58
C3nano, a maker of transparent conductive films (TCFs) for the touch sensor and display industry, has announced it has acquired the major supplier of silver nanowire (AgNW) in Asia, Aiden of Korea. In addition to establishing a vertically integrated AgNW supply, the acquisition provides C3nano a gateway...
Foxconn reportedly gives up plan to form closer partnership with Sharp
Apr 30, 15:57
With Sharp having recently accepted loans of JPY200 billion (US$1.68 billion) from cooperating banks and business-renewal organizations, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has reportedly given up its plan to invest in Sharp, according to a Japanese-language Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun report...
China makers aiming for 80% panel self-sufficiency
Apr 30, 14:21
With new developments for expanding 8.5G facilities in China, local panel production is expected to help bring the self-sufficiency rate for panels in the nation to 80% over the next few years.
HannStar 1Q15 revenues decrease
Apr 30, 14:17
LCD panel HannStar Display has announced that its net sales in the first quarter of 2015 totaled NT$5.29 billion (US$173.13 million), down 16% on quarter. Gross profit was NT$822 million while operating income came in at NT$181 million and net income reached NT$705 million. EPS was NT$0.21.
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.
AUO reports decline in 1Q15 performance
Apr 28, 22:14
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported its first-quarter 2015 revenues dropped 9.6% on quarter to NT$95.3 billion (US$3.13 billion) while its operating margin reached NT$14.35 billion. The company's gross margin reached 15.1% and its EPS NT$0.54.
AUO talks strategy as China makers expand facilities
Apr 28, 21:23
In light of increasing production capacity from China-based makers, with recently announced plans by BOE to construct new 8.5G and 10.5G fabs, AU Optronics (AUO) will continue to focus on advancing technologies and increased applications to remain competitive, according to company president Paul Pen...