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  • Getac expects ruggedized mobile device shipments to grow 15%

    IT + CE | 42min ago

  • Tablet vendors may decrease number of models to be launched in 2015

    IT + CE | 54min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments reach 329.7 million in 3Q14

    Displays | 1h 20min ago

  • Connector maker BizLink looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2015

    IT + CE | 1h 24min ago

  • FineTek expects to see sequential growth of 10-15% in 2014 revenue

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:52

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom hike target 4G user base for end of 2014

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:50

  • BOE shifts focus from Samsung to China vendors

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:18

  • Taiwan market: Acer, Lenovo expect growth in 4Q14 PC shipments

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:18

  • TV panel shipments increase 10.2% on year in October to 22.55 million

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:16

  • MediaTek dismisses rumors that it no longer supplies chips to Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:16

  • China market: 4G smartphone chip prices continue to fall

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:14

  • Taiwan IC designers expect gross margin to improve in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:13

  • Foxconn to continue investment in central Taiwan, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:13

  • ChipMOS expects flat capex for 2015

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:12

  • LED packaging houses expected to see average sequential drop of 10% in 4Q14 revenues

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:11

  • China market: Third-party e-payments top CNY2.6 trillion in 3Q14, says Analysys

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:08

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q14 estimated at 74.53 million units

    Before Going to Press | Nov 25, 20:07

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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.

In-car safety innovations drive expand use of dashboard screens, says DisplaySearch

Nov 25, 15:38

With more safety features requiring a greater level of driver monitoring, demand for multifunction TFT-LCD panels in the automotive instrument cluster are accelerating. In fact, TFT-LCD shipments for the instrument cluster in automobiles are expected to grow 48% to reach 30.2 million units in 2014,...

Digitimes Research: China makers to drop Full HD panel pricing by 11.5% in 2015

Nov 25, 14:32

As China makers expand production capacity in order to meet increasing demand for cheaper panel supply in China, local handset vendors will receive Full HD panels for use in smartphones in 2015 below US$21, down 11.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Panel makers aim to secure orders from Motorola

Nov 24, 15:24

Motorola is currently assessing new panel makers going into 2015 as the company prepares for strong shipments, including entry-level and high-end smartphones.

On-cell smartphone and tablet shipments picking up due to orders from Motorola, Nokia

Nov 24, 15:04

GFF and OGS touch panel solutions are seeing increased pressure from on-cell technology as makers are aiming the technology for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphone and tablet products.

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.

Large-area TFT LCD panel shipments and revenues return to growth in 2014, says DisplaySearch

Nov 21, 14:55

TFT LCD panel suppliers are rejuvenating their large-area panel business plans in 2014 as the market demand for key applications grows. According to DisplaySearch, TFT panel suppliers are forecast to ship 718 million large-area (9-inch plus) panels, up 3% on year. Due to recent panel price increases...

Touch panel pricing to drop to US$1 per inch

Nov 20, 21:30

As China touch panel makers continue to expand production capacity they are expected to sell panels at US$1 per inch in 2015, down from US$1.13 in the second half of 2014.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues to rise 6% in 2014

Nov 20, 21:23

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-six LCD driver IC makers are expected to register a 6.1% increase in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Foxconn and Innolux to build 6G LTPS panel plant

Nov 20, 21:19

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.

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iPhone 6 models strengthen growth in HD and Full HD smartphone displays, says DisplaySearch

Nov 20, 15:38

Beginning in the second quarter of 2014, display panel makers significantly reduced prices for high-definition (HD, 720 by 1280) and Full High-Definition (FHD, 1080 by 1920) in-cell and on-cell modules, which coupled with the release of iPhone 6, has prompted the increased adoption of HD and FHD smartphone...

TV panel pricing continuing to hike in November

Nov 20, 15:33

Pricing for TV panels under 55-inch underwent another hike in November because supply is still short of demand. In particular, price increases for some low price points are pronounced.

Tianyi announces it will produce LTPS at Innolux facilities

Nov 19, 15:23

Tianyi Display Technology under the Foxconn (Hon Hai) Group has officially announced it will establish facilities in Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung to produce LTPS panels.

Supply chains gearing up for expected flexible display demand in 2015

Nov 19, 15:12

Following developments by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics to produce devices with flexible displays, panel makers from China, Taiwan and Japan, and related component supply chains are reportedly bumping up efforts to meet expected flexible display demand in the high-end smartphone market in...

Pricing for 32-, 40- and 42-inch TV panels expected to continue rising in 4Q14

Nov 17, 22:16

Pricing for 32-, 40- and 42-inch TV panels is expected to continue rising in the fourth quarter of 2014 as Taiwan makers experience a shortage in supply, with the situation expected to soften in the first-quarter 2015 when international brands see less demand.

Makers optimistic about EPD developments in wearables segement

Nov 17, 15:59

Electrophoretic display (EPD) technology makers are eyeing oppoprtunities in the smartwatch segment as the tablet and e-reader segments are showing signs of slowing down.

China-Korea trade pact to weigh on foreign investments in Taiwan, says Foxconn chairman

Nov 17, 15:55

The consensus reached by China and Korea on a free trade agreement (FTA) is a warning to Taiwan as it will weigh on foreign investors for making investments in Taiwan, according to Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Samsung Display asking supply chains to cut pricing by 30%

Nov 17, 14:50

Samsung Display is asking supply chains including backlighting makers to reduce pricing for components by as much as 30% during the fourth quarter of 2014 as the company aims to drop overall pricing for small- to medium-size applications.

Giantplus, CPT report October performances

Nov 14, 15:59

Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported its October 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$810 million (US$26.42 million), down 9.1% on month and down 40.7% on year. Consolidated revenues for the company from January-October 2014 were up 31.4% on year at...

CNY1,000 Full HD smartphones may become a wide trend in China during 2015

Nov 14, 14:11

China panel makers are solidifying panel production for 2015 and may be able to provide Full HD handset panels at low pricing that would allow China vendors to expand their lineups of CNY1,000 (US$163) smartphones released in 2015.

E Ink reports increased performance during 3Q14

Nov 13, 21:22

E Ink has reported its third-quarter 2014 revenues reached approximately NT$4.07 billion (US$132.95 million), with an EPS of NT$0.09.

China-Korea FTA to impact Taiwan IT industry

Nov 13, 18:32

China and South Korea recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Acer founder Stan Shih said the agreement will put Taiwan at a disadvantage in IT competition.

Tablet AMOLED panel shipments to reach 42 million in 2019

Nov 13, 15:55

Shipments for AMOLED panels used in tablets are expected to reach 42 million as of 2019 as demand in the 7-, 8- , 10- and 13-inch segments increase, according to figures from DisplaySearch.

Taiwan panel makers to continue producing high-end technologies and expand product differentiation

Nov 13, 15:43

Taiwan's panel makers intend to continue producing high-end technologies and expand product differentiation in order to offset any potential losses from a recently signed free trade agreement (FTA) between China and South Korea.

4K Ultra HD TV panel development to be critical for Taiwan makers

CPT expects steady 4G handset panel orders in 4Q14

Nov 13, 15:06

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is reportedly seeing increased orders from China handset vendors looking to release new units in the fourth quarter of 2014 going into 2015, which is expected to help CPT's performance maintain stability as well as decrease its inventory through the rest of 2014.

TV panel makers aim to ship 257 million units in 2015

Nov 13, 14:40

TV panel makers aim to ship 257 million units in 2015, up 3% on year, according to DisplaySearch.

Digitimes Research: Global large-size TFT LCD shipments expected to increase 0.5% in 2015

Nov 12, 22:11

Global large-size TFT LCD shipments are expected to only increase 0.5% in 2015 due to weak demand for monitor and notebook applications coupled with limited growth in the tablet segment, according to Digitimes Research.

Sharp to increase supply of high-end smartphone panels to China

Nov 11, 20:18

Xiaomi in addition to various other handset vendors in China will increase purchases of high-end smartphone panels from Sharp. The orders are set to be used in units released as early as first-quarter 2015.

Taiwan makers expect 15% growth in TV panel surface shipped in 2014; monitor and public display demand to remain strong in 4Q14

Nov 11, 15:55

Taiwan makers expect 15% growth in TV panel surface shipped in 2014 driven by shipments of larger-size TVs.

Universal Display announces 3Q14 performance

Nov 11, 15:49

Universal Display has reported that its net income for third-quarter 2014 reached US$4.3 million, or US$0.09 per diluted share, on revenues of US$32.9 million.

LG Display to ramp up OLED TV panel production in December, says report

Nov 11, 15:23

LG Display will begin OLED production operations on its M2 line as of December 2014, which is expected to have a monthly production capacity of 34,000 units, according to a report from South Korea-based news ET News.

Taiwan makers expect strong on-cell touch panel shipments going into 2015

Nov 11, 15:19

Taiwan makers expect strong shipments for on-cell touch panels going into 2015 as more China vendors are expected to use the technology in entry-level and mid-range handsets.

HannStar reports nearly 13% on-year decline for October sales

Nov 11, 15:13

HannStar Display has announced that its consolidated net sales for October 2014 totaled NT$2.1 billion (US$71.3 million), up 7.2% on month and down 12.9% on year.

Will the China-South Korea FTA affect Taiwan panel makers?

Nov 10, 21:28

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs estimates that the recently signed free trade agreement (FTA) between China and South Korea will affect about 25% of Taiwan's industrial exports, valued at US$38.6 billion, including those in industrial segments such as steel, machine tool, automobile, display,...

TV panel order visibility expected until early 2015

Nov 10, 16:00

Supply for 40- and 50-inch TV panels is expected to be short until the end of 2014, with suppliers including Innolux expected to see order visibility until January of 2015.

Supply chain utilizations drop as China 4G development lags

Nov 10, 15:04

Following the release of the iPhone 6 coupled with less-than-expected 4G developments in China, handset vendors in China anticipate limited 4G handset shipments throughout the end of 2014 into the second quarter of 2015.

Motorola handsets bring panel makers steady orders throughout 4Q14

Nov 10, 14:59

Panel makers are seeing increased orders from Motorola Mobility as the company's handset sales performance in emerging markets has been above company estimations.

Panel makers benefit from increased Motorola handset sales

Wintek seeing orders shift away, China makers to benefit

Nov 7, 15:00

As Wintek's financial situation continues to fluctuate, customers in China are reportedly continuing to shift orders to other makers including O-Film and TPK to secure supplies for 2015, according to industry sources.

Innolux sees over 18% on-year increase in October

Nov 7, 14:46

Innolux has announced its October 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$38.3 billion (US$1.25 billion) in October 2014, a decrease of 0.5% on month and an increase of 18.2% on year.

China makers continuing to push high-specification, low-priced solutions

Nov 7, 14:25

China suppliers and ODMs are continuing to develop low-priced solutions while further creating integrated supply chains in anticipation that high-end smartphones with higher pricing will see limited shipments in the future unless they come equipped with cheaper components that will help reduce price...

AUO reports October 2014 consolidated revenues

Nov 7, 14:13

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues reached NT$36.99 billion (US$1.2 billion) for October 2014, up 3.9% on month and 9.1% on year.

Taiwan makers focus on improving product mix, high-profit production in 2015

Nov 6, 22:09

Taiwan panel makers will continue to focus primarily on improving product mix and the production of high-profit products such as Ultra HD TV panels in order to maintain profits in 2015.

TPK sees on-month increase in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:15

TPK has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.166 billion (US$372.2 million) or October 2014, representing a 4.95% increase on month and 50.13% drop on year.

Samsung considering slashing AMOLED panel pricing for handsets

Nov 6, 15:47

Following weak sales of AMOLED panels in the handset segment, Samsung Display is considering slashing pricing for the technology to end customers in order to spur growth.

Shipment proportion of large-size public FPDs expected to increase in 2015

Nov 5, 22:17

As the global large-screen public flat-panel display (FPD) market is rebounding, with an estimated almost 30% growth expected to occur in 2015, vendors estimate their shipment proportion of large-size units to increase from 10% in 2014 to 30% in 2015.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset touch panel shipments decline in 3Q14

Nov 5, 21:34

Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets reached 50.44 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 5.7% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Strong growth in public display shipments forecast for 2015, says DisplaySearch

Nov 5, 15:37

The global large-screen public flat-panel display (FPD) market is rebounding after declines in 2012 and flat growth in 2013. According to DisplaySearch, the market is expected to grow 14% in 2014 and 27% in 2015, as economies gradually recover from the global economic downturn.

LCD TV panel pricing increases in first half of November

Nov 5, 14:50

TV panel prices underwent another hike in the first half of November because supply is still short of demand, particularly for 32- and 40-inch units, according to statistics compiled by DisplaySearch.

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