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  • North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 0.94 in September, says SEMI

    Bits + chips | 1h 17min ago

  • Taiwan Li-ion battery makers look to data center applications

    IT + CE | 1h 19min ago

  • Samsung, TSMC Solid State Lighting reportedly to quit LED lighting business, say Taiwan makers

    LED | 1h 27min ago

  • Apple announces financial results for fiscal 4Q14

    IT + CE | 1h 31min ago

  • Bitcoin mining ASIC supplier Alchip to debut on TSE

    Bits + chips | 1h 35min ago

  • TV panel pricing increases in October

    Before Going to Press | 1h 51min ago

  • SAS may invest in solar cell, PV module makers

    Before Going to Press | 1h 51min ago

  • TPCA to present development white-paper for PCB industry

    Before Going to Press | 1h 52min ago

  • China companies to raid talent from Taiwan semiconductor industry

    Before Going to Press | 1h 53min ago

  • TPCA Show 2014 to take place from October 22-24

    Before Going to Press | 3h 15min ago

  • Chunghwa Telecom participates in NCP submarine cable construction

    Before Going to Press | 3h 15min ago

  • Taiwan panel makers continuing to shift focus to China handset vendors

    Before Going to Press | 3h 38min ago

  • Panasonic expects strong growth in home, vehicle and B2B segments in China

    Before Going to Press | 3h 40min ago

  • Apple announces fiscal 4Q14 results

    Before Going to Press | 3h 40min ago

  • Ultra HD monitor development on the rise; touchscreen units declining

    Before Going to Press | 3h 42min ago

  • TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 3h 43min ago

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TV vendors look to upcoming holiday periods for Ultra HD TV development

Oct 21, 15:09

With 50-inch Ultra HD TVs from Vizio now being offered below US$1,000 in addition to units from other vendors priced around US$1,200-1,300, TV vendors aim to see whether consumers in North America will turn to purchasing Ultra HD units over the holiday season despite lagging content in the market.

Apple panel supply to come mainly from LG

Oct 21, 14:28

iPhone 6 panel supply will mainly come from LG Display and Sharp while that for iPhone 6 Plus will come from LG and JDI.

Tablet panel pricing remaining flat in October

Oct 21, 14:06

Tablet panel pricing has remained flat so far in October 2014, with 7-inch IPS/FFF panels at US$25 and 10.1-inch IPS/FFF panels ranging from US$34-38, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

Commentary: China ODM services increasing as local vendors aim to cut costs and expand handset lineups

Oct 20, 16:21

Low-priced, high-specification handsets are continuing to be focus for handset vendors in China, with Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei Device expected to push segment in 2015 in order to combat competition from international vendors.

Handset panel module price quotes estimated to drop 10% in 4Q14

Oct 20, 15:27

Price quotes for handset panel modules are expected to drop over 10% in the fourth quarter of 2014 as panel makers from Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea all compete over orders from China.

TPK to see improved performance in 4Q14 due to Apple orders

Oct 17, 15:06

Touch panel maker TPK expects its performance to increase slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014 as orders from Apple are expected to increase, according to industry sources.

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout 1Q15

Oct 17, 11:29

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout the first quarter of 2015 as vendors prepare for the upcoming shopping holidays.

Entry-level and mid-range smartphones boost on-cell TFT LCD touch panel market, says DisplaySearch

Oct 16, 15:27

More than 20 million on-cell TFT LCD touch panels shipped globally in the first half of 2014, after only 4.7 million were shipped in all of 2013, as the technology has been adopted in the expanding entry-level and mid-range smartphone market. By 2018, shipments of on-cell TFT LCD panels are expected...

TV vendors increase orders for 43-, 48- and 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels

Oct 16, 14:55

TV vendors are putting in increased orders for 43-, 48- and 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels in order to compete against 50-inch units.

Lenovo puts in orders to supply chains for new tablet products

Oct 16, 14:44

Lenovo has put in orders to supply chains for new tablet products and panel makers are expected to have order visibility for the products throughout the end of 2014.

Monitor vendors increase curved Ultra HD monitor panel orders

Oct 15, 22:01

Panel makers are seeing increased orders for curved Ultra HD monitor panels as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sharp, Acer, Dell and Asustek Computer expand their monitor lineups.

On-cell touch panel shipments to reach 129 million in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Oct 15, 15:23

Shipments of on-cell touch panels surpassed the 20 million mark in the first half of 2014 largely due to demand for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according to a China Times report citing statistics from DisplaySearch, adding that shipments will increase to 129 million in 201...

Tablet supply chains expect lagging orders during 4Q14

Oct 15, 14:53

Tablet supply chains expect to see lagging orders during the fourth quarter as vendors in China attempt to clear out reserves of white-box units, and as makers have yet to see new orders from major brand-vendors, according to supply chain sources.

Digitimes Research: More than 80% of handsets from China vendors to use local touch panels

Oct 14, 20:12

More than 80% of handsets from China vendors in the second half of 2014 will use touch panels from local makers, according to Digitimes Research.

Wintek applies for financial restructuring

Oct 14, 15:11

Taiwan-based touch panel maker Wintek has applied for financial restructuring to the local court due to a high proportion of debt in China. Currently, the company has a short-term debt of NT$15 billion (US$493.34 million) and Wintek is hoping the move will help it to avoid creditors' enforcement action...

Wintek representatives talk about the company financial restructuring plans

Panel makers expect steady TV panel shipments to China in 4Q14

Oct 14, 14:41

Panel makers can still expect to see steady orders from China TV vendors in the fourth quarter as Ultra HD TV sales remain steady and vendors begin stocking up for the Lunar New Year.

Taiwan makers to see large-size panel shipments drop in October, says report

Newswatch - Oct 14, 14:39

Taiwan makers' large-size panel shipments remained at around 6.3-6.5 million throughout August and September 2014 prior to the China October 1 holiday period and are expected to drop to 5.68 million in October, according to a report from Apple Daily, citing statistics from DisplaySearch.

High-end, curved Ultra HD monitors at the forefront for monitor vendors

Oct 13, 21:53

LCD monitor vendors are continuing to push sales of high-end, niche-based products in the commercial segment.

Supply chains conservative about 4G handset development in China during 4Q14

Oct 13, 13:35

Handset supply chain makers are continuing to see the effects of lagging 4G handset sales in China as vendors clear out reserves of 3G units.

Smartphones with screen sizes over 4.8-inch make up 80% of Taiwan own-brand shipments in 3Q14, says MIC

Oct 9, 12:36

Shipment volume of the Taiwan smartphone industry has topped around 5.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, according to MIC. "The new rollouts of Samsung, Sony, and Apple in September have caused consumers to delay purchases and therefore dragged the sales momentum of HTC M8," said...

Innolux refutes claims vehicle display shipment share will drop to number six in 2014

Oct 8, 21:32

Innolux has stepped up to refute claims from research firm DisplaySearch that it is expected to hold the number six spot in global market share for vehicle display shipments during 2014 as a result of decreasing low-priced display shipments to the China market to improve profitability.

Supply chain makers continue to benefit from orders from China handset vendors

Oct 8, 15:31

Supply chain makers are continuing to benefit from orders from China-based handset vendors as they extend their market shares locally and abroad.

Innolux reports September 2014 performance

Oct 8, 14:45

Innolux has announced its September 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$38.5 billion (US$1.26 billion), an increase of 0.8% on month and 18.8% on year.

Low-priced, high specification handset components still in high demand in China

Oct 7, 15:11

The supply chain believes that China's handset industry is continuing to move in the direction of higher specification, low-priced components in order to slash consumer pricing and help vendors maintain market share.

Smartphone panel pricing declines in October, says DisplaySearch

Oct 7, 14:37

Pricing for smartphone panels sized 4- to 5-inch showed declines in October, according to statistics compiled by DisplaySearch.

AUO reports 3Q14 performance

Oct 7, 14:12

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues reached NT$35.62 billion (US$1.17 billion) for September 2014, up 0.3% on month but down 3.5% on year. In the third quarter of 2014, AUO's consolidated revenues totaled NT$106.88 billion, up 4.8% on quarter but down 0.2% on year.

TV shipments expected to reach upward of 21 million in October

Oct 6, 21:40

Global supply chain TV shipments are expected to reach upward of 21 million in October 2014 due to vendors stocking up for sales in the fourth quarter, according to supply chain sources.

IT panel shipments poised for growth in 2015

Oct 6, 16:21

Demand for LCD monitor and AIO PC panels as a whole is expected to reach above 160 million units in 2014 and increase to 170 million in 2015, up about 2-3% on year.

Digitimes Research: Monitor vendors continue to release high-end units

Oct 6, 13:00

Korea- and Japan-based LCD monitor vendors are continuing to release new high-end monitors, including Samsung's 27-inch S27D850T and IIYAMA's B2888UHSU products.

Tianyi reportedly to establish LTPS, OLED facilities in Kaohsiung

Oct 6, 12:39

Tianyi Display Technology under the Foxconn (Hon Hai) Group will reportedly establish facilities in Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung to produce LTPS panels and OLED backplanes, according to industry sources.

Smartwatches storm wearables market; flexible displays are critical, says IHS

Oct 3, 15:00

The display panel market for all types of wearable electronic items is forecast to enjoy very rapid growth in the years to come. From a projected US$300 million in 2014, industry revenues will climb more than 80% annually for at least four more years as high resolution and color displays are increasingly...

AUO to hold largest market share of 65-inch Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2014

Oct 3, 12:20

AU Optronics (AUO) is expected to hold the largest market share for 65-inch Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2014 due to the company's curved units gaining traction from vendors in China and Korea.

Large-size panel shipments to surpass 600 million in 2015, says report

Newswatch - Oct 2, 18:46

Large-size panel shipments in 2015 are expected to surpass 600 million, according to a new report from China Times.

China telecom subsidy changes spur declines in smartphone display prices, says DisplaySearch

Oct 2, 18:44

After hitting a peak in March and April of this year, smartphone demand in China decreased after China telecom carriers stopped providing subsidies to smartphone vendors. According to DisplaySearch, telecom carriers in China will gradually stop subsidizing smartphone sets directly and focus more on...

Percentage of 5.5-inch smartphone panels shipped to China increasing

Oct 1, 22:40

The percentage of 5.5-inch smartphone panels being shipped to China is increasing following the release of various handsets, reaching nearly 8% of all smartphone panels shipped to China in August 2014.

Touch panel makers see shipments for thin-film touch panels increase

Oct 1, 20:50

Touch panel makers are seeing shipments for thin-film touch panels used in low-priced handsets increase as the technology continues to drop in price.

JDI sees increased orders from Xiaomi

Oct 1, 14:00

JDI is seeing increased orders from Xiaomi as the smartphone vendor further tackles the entry-level and mid-range segments in China and expands its supply chain.

TFT LCD vehicle display shipments to reach 85 million in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Sep 30, 15:46

Global TFT LCD vehicle display shipments will reach 85 million in 2014, up 30% on year, according to a report from China Times.

Large-size panel shipments increase to 70.67 million in August 2014, says report

Sep 30, 15:44

Global large-size panel shipments benefiting from peak-season incentives reached 72.01 million in August, increasing on month 5.6% compared to 2.7% a year ago, according to a report from WitsView. WitsView expects large-size panel shipments to benefit in September from tablet and notebook demand, pushing...

Large-format commercial LCD growth streak continues in US, says DisplaySearch

Sep 30, 15:36

On-year large-format commercial LCD display shipments in the US have increased for eight consecutive quarters. According to DisplaySearch, despite pressure from consumer televisions, hybrid displays, and other lower cost display alternatives, sell-through of commercial LCD displays has continued to...

Wintek considering selling facilities abroad to improve finances

Sep 30, 15:34

Wintek is considering selling three of its four production lines outside of Taiwan in an effort to turn its financial situation around after suffering from three years of financial struggles, including approximately NT$3 billion (US$100 million) in financial losses in the first half of 2014.

Apple to receive iPad panels sized 9.7- and 12.9-inch from Samsung in 2H14, says report

Sep 30, 15:15

Samsung Display is gearing up to provide Apple with 9.7- and 12.9-inch panels for its new iPad series, according to a report from Korea-based news source inews24.

China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000 handsets

Sep 29, 23:18

China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000 (US$162) handsets while major international vendors such as Samsung Electronics and Apple are dominating the high-end segment.

iPhone 6 panel demand expected at 116 million in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Sep 29, 15:38

Panel demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected at 116 million units in 2014, according to a new report from the China Times.

Handset supply chains expect to see limited orders from China during 4Q14

Sep 29, 15:03

Panel and touch panel makers associated with China-based handset vendors expect limited growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand for 4G units has been lower-than-expected, according to industry sources.

Taiwan makers feel pressure from high-end handset panel production in China

Sep 25, 23:08

Taiwan panel makers are continuing to see pressure from China makers as they expand production capacity for high-end handset panels.

Korea and Taiwan touch panel makers showing signs of declining operations

Sep 25, 23:06

Korea and Taiwan touch panel makers are showing signs of declining operations as low-price competition from China makers continues to increase.

Digitimes Research: Korea touch panel makers see revenue declines in 1H14 as Samsung reduces purchases

Sep 25, 23:04

Korea-based touch panel makers Iljin Display, Melfas, Smart Mobile Application Company (SMAC) and Taeyang Electronics all saw revenue declines in the first half of 2014 as Korea-based vendors shifted orders to touch panel makers abroad due to cheaper pricing, as well as developing more in-house solu...

LCD TV vendors in China continuing to push sales in overseas markets

Sep 24, 21:35

LCD TV vendors in China are continuing to push sales in markets outside of China which is also driving new panel demand for local TV makers.

iPhone 6 Plus: US$100 costlier for consumers, US$15.50 more expensive for Apple to make, says IHS

Sep 24, 16:29

For consumers opting to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8-inch of screen size will cost US$100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs only about US$16 more to produce, delivering to the company an even heftier margin than normal for its wildly popular...

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