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AUO expects significant growth in 2Q16, says chairman

Apr 29, 15:42

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) saw operations rebound in March mainly due to emerging demand arising from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil and the early May holiday sales period in the China market. AUO's business in the second quarter will significantly increase on quarter, chairman...

TPK reports operating loss for 1Q16

Apr 29, 15:37

Touchscreen solution provider TPK Holding has posted consolidated revenues of NT$21.239 billion (US$653 million), gross margin of 4.67%, net operating loss of NT$357 million, net profit of NT$52 million and net EPS of NT$0.15 for the first quarter of 2016.

AUO reports NT$5.58 billion in net loss for 1Q16

Apr 28, 14:37

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported a net loss of NT$5.58 billion (US$172.53 million) for the first quarter of 2016 on consolidated revenues of NT$71.14 billion, which represents a sequential decline of 14.7%.

Corning reports loss for 1Q16

Apr 27, 15:48

Corning has reported a net loss of US$368 million for the first quarter of 2016, compared to net profit of US$407 million for the same period a year ago. First-quarter 2016 net sales reached US$2.05 billion, down from US$2.27 billion in the same quarter of 2015.

Global LCD TV panel capacity in 2Q16 to grow 8.8%, says Sigmaintell

Apr 27, 12:01

Global production capacity for LCD TV panels in the second quarter of 2016 will reach 42.6 million square meters, increasing 8.8% on quarter, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Parade teams up with Samsung to develop eDP timing controllers for AMOLED panels

Apr 26, 14:23

Parade Technologies has announced a collaboration with Samsung Display to deliver AMOLED panels for the tablet and notebook markets. Parade, which supplies eDP timing controllers (Tcons) for both tablet and notebook display panels, worked together with Samsung Display to developed the DP699 Tcon which...

Samsung Display leads in 1Q16 smartphone panel shipment, says Sigmaintell

Apr 25, 10:50

Samsung Display was largest maker of smartphone panels, shipping more than 80 million panels, in the first quarter of 2016, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

E Ink offers 2.9-inch e-paper ultra-thin display turnkey solution

Apr 18, 11:28

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has developed a 2.9-inch e-paper ultra-thin display turnkey solution, according to the company.

E Ink 2.9-inch e-paper ultra-thin display turnkey solution

Slowing notebook replacement cycle leading to higher resolution displays, says IHS

Apr 15, 15:51

The global notebook display market fell 23% on year in the first quarter of 2016, according to IHS. Due to the low profitability of high definition (HD) notebook panels, panel makers have begun to decrease production, in favor of Full HD (FHD) panels. FHD panels are therefore expected to enjoy high...

CSOT to set up 11G panel fab, say reports

Apr 15, 11:06

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) will invest CNY50 billion (US$7.74 billion) to set up an 11G TFT-LCD panle factory in Shenzhen, southern China, for production of large-size TV panels including 45- and 66-inch units, according to China-based media reports.

China-based Jiangxi Holitech to ship 6-8 million e-labels in 2016

Apr 15, 10:49

China-based display module and touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology expects to ship 6-8 million electronic labels (e-labels) and 10-12 million electronic label modules in 2016, with e-paper supplied by Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Foxconn looks to create synergy between Sharp, SDP and Innolux

Apr 14, 14:40

Foxconn Electronics will invest JPY388.812 billion (US$3.42 billion) for a 66.00% stake in Sharp and one of the key challenges is how it can create a synergy between Sakai Display Products (SDP), Sharp and Innolux to hike combined profitability for panels output.

LCD TV panels see rising demand and prices in 2Q16

Apr 14, 14:19

With LCD TV brand vendors including Samsung Electronics and China-based Skyworth aggressively pulling in panel orders for the second quarter, demand has been picking up recently, especially from the large-size LCD TV market. Increasing demand has also helped LCD TV panel prices to recover.

Digitimes Research: Global shipments of handset-, tablet-use touch panels in 1Q16 down sequentially

Apr 11, 21:23

There were an estimated 371.360 million handset-use touch panels and 48.849 million touch panels used in smaller-than 11-inch tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 15.0% and 29.0% respectively on quarter, while the global shipments of 6.836 million notebook-use touch...

AUO, Innolux see March shipments grow sequentially

Apr 11, 11:06

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 9.55 million large-size panels used in TVs, monitors and notebooks and 14.74 million small- to medium-size units in March, increasing 35.0% and 26.6% respectively on month. Fellow maker Innolux said its March shipments of 7.96 million...

LTPS is common platform for TFT-LCD, OLED, says Japan Display CTO

Apr 8, 15:52

While TFT-LCD technology and OLED technology have respective advantages in production cost and application, LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) technology provides back panels for each and is therefore a common platform for the two technologies, according to CTO Hiroyuki Ohshima for Japan-based panel maker...

BOE Technology chairman proposes survival law for panel industry

Apr 8, 15:35

Wang Dongsheng, chairman for China-based TFT-LCD panel maker BOE Technology, has proposed a survival law for the panel industry, that is, with prices remaining unchanged, makers should improve the performance of products at least twice every three years. Otherwise they will be unable to survive market...

Samsung Display actively developing AMOLEDs, says executive

Apr 8, 15:31

Samsung Display has been making efforts to develop AMOLED panels for various application, including cooperation with strategic partners to develop upstream materials and manufacturing equipment, in a bid to enlarge its lead in AMOLED technology, according to company executive vice president Kim Sung-chul...

CPT March panel shipments up on month, down on year

Apr 8, 12:20

TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shipped 74,000 large-size panels and 33.88 million small- to medium-size units in March, with the former increasing 22.2% on month but decreasing 40.6% on year and the latter growing 6.4% but declining 9.8% respectively, according to the company.

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...

Japan Display seeking panel orders for notebooks, tablets and 2-in-1s

Apr 7, 21:10

Japan Display has had its sales team solicit panel orders from Lenovo, Huawei Technologies and Asustek Computer for notebook, tablet and 2-in-1s , according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

TPK revenues drop on year in March

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 16:07

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.907 billion (US$213.01 million) for March 2016, representing a 27.63% increase on month and 34.88% drop on year.

Sharp may outsource mass production to Innolux, says Foxconn chairman

Apr 6, 14:56

Sharp, following Foxconn Electronics' stake investment, will focus R&D and production on panels involving cutting-edge technologies, while Innolux, a member of the Foxconn Group, will maintain large volume production. Sharp is likely to outsource mass production to Innolux, according to Foxconn...

Digitimes Research: Foxconn to actively develop AMOLED via investment in Sharp

Apr 6, 11:56

A main motivation of Foxconn Electronics' investment in Sharp is to develop AMOLED panels mainly for use in smartphones, for Foxconn is a global leader in the smartphone OEM sector, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Foxconn investment to enhance Sharp competitiveness in panel market

Apr 6, 11:52

Having taken control of Sharp, Foxconn Electronics will obtain Sharp-developed panel technologies including Oxide TFT-LCD, IGZO TFT-LCD, LTPS TFT-LCD and AMOLED. It is also expected to strengthen Sharp's global competitiveness against Samsung Display and LG Display in OLED smartphone and TV applications,...

Digitimes Research: Foxconn to focus investment in Sharp on developing OLED

Apr 1, 14:55

Of Foxconn Electronics' stake investment of JPY388.812 billion (US$3.42 billion) in Sharp, JPY200 billion is earmarked for OLED technology and this means that Foxconn's main motivation of the investment is to develop OLED technology, with production of small-size OLED panels for use in smartphones...

E Ink Holdings focusing development on non-ebook applications

Apr 1, 11:06

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has shifted its focus to electronic labeling, auxiliary smartphone screens, smart wearable devices, exterior display boards and electronic display panels, the company said at a March 31 investors conference.

Taiwan IC design houses could benefit from Foxconn-Sharp takeover

Mar 31, 15:12

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reached a deal to take over Japan-based Sharp, which could bring in more business opportunities for Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.

Foxconn Group to invest JPY388.812 billion in Sharp

Mar 30, 22:13

Foxconn Electronics, its Cayman Islands-registered subsidiary Foxconn (Far East), Singapore-based Foxconn Technology Pte. and SIO International Holdings will together acquire 3.282 billion new common shares to be issued by Sharp to expand paid-in capital at JPY88 per share and a total price of JPY388.812...

Digitimes Research: China makers to ship over 167 million touch panels in 1Q16

Mar 29, 21:57

China-based makers will ship an estimated 167.294 million touch panels in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 22.0% on quarter but increasing 17.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: LG Display tops TV panel suppliers in 2015, says Sigmaintell

Mar 25, 10:34

LG Display, among TFT-LCD panel makers, shipped the most LCD TV panels in the China market in 2015, followed by Innolux, BOE Technology and Samsung Display, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

March prices for 32-, 39.5/40-inch LCD TV panels flat on month, says Sigmaintell

Mar 24, 15:47

Prices for 32- and 39.5/40-inch LCD TV panels in March remain unchanged on month at US$52 and US$83 respectively, and the former are expected to rise by US$1 in April, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Young Fast Optoelectronics reports loss for 2015

Mar 24, 11:36

Touch panel maker Young Fast Optoelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.217 billion (US$67.5 million), net loss of NT$2.634 billion and net loss per share of NT$17.36 for 2015.

Digitimes Research: LG Display expanding AMOLED capacity

Mar 23, 14:58

LG Display has decided to invest KRW10 trillion (US$8.63 billion) over the next three years to expand its AMOLED production capacity, mainly to set up P10 factory which can house more than six AMOLED production lines, according to Digitimes Research.

HannStar Display to raise additional capital

Stockwatch - Mar 23, 10:57

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display will raise additional paid-in capital by issuing up to 700 million new shares for either public sale or private placement, according to the company.

Giantplus 2015 gross margin hits 7-year high

Mar 22, 11:19

Small- to medium-size LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has released its 2015 financial report, reporting gross margin of 11.27%, the highest annual level since 2009.

Foxconn says negotiations with Sharp continue

Stockwatch - Mar 22, 11:08

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) saying its negotiations with Sharp over a takeover deal continue, in response to various media reports indicating the company is seeking to reduce the price it would pay for Sharp by up...

Japan Display reforms highlight competitive nature of LTPS panel market

Mar 18, 15:08

The announcement that Japan Display (JDI) is undertaking structural reforms is no surprise considering the competitive state of the LTPS display market for small- to medium-size panels.

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...

Visionect and E Ink introduce 32-inch e-paper development kit

Mar 16, 16:07

Visionect and E Ink have launched a new system for creating large electronic paper signs: a development kit for designing 32-inch digital signage solutions, supporting the largest single e-paper module in production.

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.

Global large-size panel shipments in 4Q15 up on quarter, down on year, says IDC

Mar 14, 10:33

There were 217 million large-size TFT-LCD panels shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 5.0% on quarter but decreasing 7.6% on year, according to IDC.

AUO to deal out 2015 dividend of NT$0.35

Mar 11, 10:54

AU Optronics (AUO) will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$0.35 for 2015, accounting for 68.63% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$0.51.

Innolux sees decreased February revenues

Mar 9, 15:39

Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.627 billion (US$498 million) for February 2016, dropping 21.14% on month and 38.89% on year, and NT$37.713 billion for January-February, falling 40.38% on year.

Global LTPS panel shipments in 2016 to reach 1.0 billion units, says Sigmaintell

Mar 9, 14:38

There were 784 million LTPS LCD panels shipped globally in 2015, increasing 25.2% on year, and shipments in 2016 will reach one billion units, mainly because China- and Taiwan-based makers will start production at new LTPS factories, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

DNP and E Ink announce partnership

Mar 9, 12:28

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) and E Ink Holdings have announced a strategic partnership to co-develop and co-market products using E Ink epaper. DNP will leverage its strong sales network in Japan to expand business by developing products targeted at the marketing and sales promotion segment of the retail...

CPT, HannStar Display sees decreased February revenues

Mar 9, 10:57

TFT-LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.796 billion (US$83.7 million) and NT$1.016 billion respectively, with the former decreasing 18.34% on month and 26.64% on year and the latter declining 27.73% and 24.34%.

AUO reports decreased revenues for February

Mar 8, 15:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenue of NT$20.57 billion for February 2016, down by 15.3% month-over-month and 27.5% year-over-year.

TPK sees decreased February revenues

Mar 7, 10:53

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.412 billion (US$162 million) for February, dipping 39.33% on month and 25.89% on year.

AUO sees more advantages for LTPS over OLED for now, says president

Mar 4, 11:21

Among panel technologies, LTPS TFT-LCD has the upper hand over OLED for the time being, according AU Optronics (AUO) president and COO Michael Tsai.

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