Innolux production base hit by earthquake
Feb 6, 13:02
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 shook southern Taiwan, the main production base of LCD panel maker Innolux. The company stated that after the quake hit at 4:00am on February 6, all workers were immediately evacuated at its plants in Tainan, Taiwan. Although two of its employees were hit by fallen...
AUO starts shipping bezel-less Ultra HD TV panels in 1Q16
Feb 5, 11:09
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) began shipping Ultra HD TV curved and flat panels without bezels for use in high-end LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2016 using GOA (gate driver on array) technology, and hopes that such panels will top 30% of shipments of all Ultra HD TV panels in 2016, according...
Taiwan market: Foxconn leads patent applications in 2015
Feb 3, 14:32
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) topped local companies in the number of patent applications in 2015, with 659, according to data released by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Innolux expects continued operating loss for 1Q16, says president
Feb 3, 12:17
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux expects its shipments and average selling price (ASP) in the first quarter of 2016 to drop sequentially and thus will see continued operating losses for the corresponding business operations, according to company president Wang Jyh-chau at a February 2 investors conferenc...
Cando stops production, lays off about 360 employees
Feb 1, 14:23
Touch panel maker Cando on January 29 announced that it will immediately stop production and lay off about 360 employees, with about 40 to remain to dispose of affairs arising from the stoppage and continuing R&D.
LG Display reports 4Q15 financial results
Jan 29, 11:44
LG Display has reported revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 5% to KRW7.496 trillion (US$6.22 billion) from KRW7.158 billion in the third quarter of 2015 but decreased 10% from KRW8.342 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014.
AUO reports profit for 2015
Jan 28, 16:23
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported its consolidated revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 were NT$83.44 billion (US$2.48 billion), down 6.6% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$4.49 billion, with gross margin of 5.4%. Operating loss was NT$1.17 billion with an operating margin of -1.4%. AUO's...
Increasing adoption of Ultra HD panels for notebooks may push down prices
Jan 27, 13:56
As notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Lenovo, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Micro-Star International (MSI) have been using Ultra HD panels for their high-end models, the increasing adoption is likely to drive down related panel prices, according to supply chain makers.
Giantplus to run at full capacity through 1H16, says report
Newswatch - Jan 26, 19:12
Giantplus Technologies expects to continue operations throughout the Lunar New Year holiday period as it is currently running at full capacity to meet demand from smartphone vendors, according to a report from UDN.
New Vision Display acquires OSD Displays
Jan 26, 15:03
New Vision Display (NVD) has announced the completion of its acquisition of Florida-based OSD Displays – a provider of custom OLED, TFT and STN displays. OSDDisplays will continue to support its existing customer base, operating as a division of New Vision Display.
Oversupply to overshadow LCD market in 2016, says IHS
Jan 26, 14:52
The ongoing issue of LCD oversupply – exacerbated by China's aggressive investment in production capacity as well as high fab utilization – will continue well into 2016. The supply of large-area LCD is expected to be 14% greater than demand in 2016, up from 12% in 2015, according to IHS.
Average panel size increases in 4Q15, says MIC
Jan 22, 10:39
Large-area LCD panels have been widely used for three major applications: notebooks, monitors and TVs. The global large-area LCD panel industry had a shipment volume of 148.4 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.7% compared to the previous quarter. LCD TV panels had the highest growth rate...
TV panel shipments were near 270 million units worldwide in 2015, says WitsView
Jan 18, 21:33
A total of 22.73 million units of LCD TV panels were shipped in December 2015, down 0.02% from November and up 4.1% year on year. Iris Hu, WitsView assistant research manager, said that even though TV vendors had finished stocked up for the peak season, shipments remained strong throughout the fourth...
TV panel pricing on the decline in early January
Jan 13, 16:13
TV panels sized 55-inch have seen prices drop US$8 in early January while 50-inch units have declined US$5. TV panels sized 32-inch declined US$1, according to new figures from WitsView.
Digitimes Research: OLED gaining traction in smart window market
Jan 13, 14:45
According to Digitimes Research, Suspended Particle Display (SPD) and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technologies are facing increased competition from OLED in the smart window display industry as makers such as Samsung Display and LG Display ramp up production of transparent OLED panels.
JTouch to sell off facilities in Hunan
Jan 12, 16:06
JTouch will close facilities based in Hunan, China and sell off the entire property including land and machinery in order to improve its financials, according to the company's board of directors.
HD on the rise in notebook displays, says IHS
Jan 11, 22:46
With demand for notebooks stagnating due to the economic downturn and the rise of tablets, notebook brands and panel makers are increasingly turning to higher display resolutions to increase consumer enthusiasm. Worldwide notebook panel demand fell 12% on year in 2015 to reach 176 million units, according...
Digitimes Research: China government further invests in panel industry
Jan 11, 16:05
The China government as of December 2015 finalized investments of CNY1.7 billion (US$257.73 million) in China-based panel maker BOE and CNY1 billion in China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) in order to foster the nation's panel industry and further create competitive supply chain solutions,...
AUO December revenues decrease
Stockwatch - Jan 8, 16:13
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.957 billion (US$778.75 million) for December 2015, representing a 8.89% drop on month and 22.93% drop on year.
Innolux reports 15% on-year decline in revenues for 2015
Jan 8, 14:56
Innolux has announced its December 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$26.4 billion (US$792.65 million), an increase of 3.8% on month but a decrease of 30.8% on year. During December 2015, the company shipped 10.21 million units of large-size products, an increase of 5.8% on month. Shipments for...
Samsung to finalize new investment plans for OLED TV panels
Jan 7, 15:14
Samsung Display is expected to make a final decision regarding investments in large-size OLED panel production equipment for 2016 before the end of the first quarter, according to industry sources quoted in a new report from Korea-based ETNews.
eMagin inks licensing agreement for headset intellectual property
Jan 7, 14:41
eMagin has signed a non-exclusive intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement for its 4-megapixel per eye virtual reality headset technology with an undisclosed company. The deal includes an upfront licensing fee of US$1 million and a commitment to use eMagin's 2000 by 2000 pixel full color displays...
AUO, Innolux 6G LTPS fab to enter mass production
Jan 5, 15:06
AU Optronics (AUO) expects its 6G LTPS facilities in Kunshan, China to enter mass production in July 2016. The fab will be primarily aimed at providing high-end products to customers in China.
CPT workers return to normal working hours
Jan 4, 22:59
Following continuing losses in the LCD panel segment, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) implemented a new company policy that required employees to take unpaid leave each month as of November 10, 2015. Since the time period CPT has decreased its losses and workers have now returned to their normal working...
Automotive display systems to grow to US$18.6 billion by 2021, says IHS
Dec 31, 13:16
Driven by continued innovation in vehicle connectivity and safety technologies, global revenues from automotive display systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11% to US$18.6 billion by the end of 2021. This will add nearly US$9 billion in annual revenue compared to 2015,...
Skyworth aims to sell 200,000 OLED TVs in 2016
Dec 31, 11:16
China TV vendor Skyworth aims to sell 200,000 OLED TVs in 2016, the company stated at a recent OLED forum in Shenzhen, China. Most of the TVs are expected to have HDR technology, Ultra HD (4K) resolution and come equipped with OLED panels from LG Display.