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Laibao reaches 80% yields on 5G line; OGS shipments reach 600,000 a month

Oct 24, 16:28

Laibao has reached yield rates of 80% on its 5G line in Chongqing, China and is estimated to have reached OGS touch panel shipments of 600,000 a month during the third quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

AUO to pay US$24 million in antitrust civil litigation

Oct 24, 16:20

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that it and another co-defendant have received a jury verdict in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington relating to an antitrust civil litigation in which AUO will have to pay US$24 million.

Taiwan makers 3-5 years ahead of China in LTPS technology, says AUO

Oct 24, 16:15

Despite China makers' efforts to ramp up production of LTPS TFT LCD technology, with new capacity becoming available in 2015-2016, Taiwan makers are 3-5 years ahead in terms of technological advancements, according to AU Optronics (AUO).

Taiwan makers in China less interested in additional investment, says TEEMA

Oct 24, 15:53

Manufacturers set up by Taiwan's citizens in China have become less interested and less willing to make additional investments in China and are instead considering relocating factories to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Taiwan mainly because of rising costs, according to a survey of investments...

Taiwan makers still eyeing sales of Ultra HD TV panels, high-end IT displays

Oct 24, 11:02

Taiwan makers are still eyeing sales of Ultra HD TV panels, high-end IT displays, and large-size smartphone panels in order to remain profitable and maintain a competitive edge in the market, according to industry sources.

Foxconn will not acquire TPK, says company

Oct 24, 10:56

TPK spokesperson Freddy Liu has stated that claims regarding Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) purchasing the company are false.

Huawei expressing more interest in embedded touch panel solutions

Oct 23, 15:54

Huawei Device is expressing more interest in embedded touch panel solutions for smartphones released in 2015, according to industry sources.

Taiwan panel industry output value to increase 1.6-3.1% in 2015, says IEK

Oct 23, 14:29

Taiwan's panel industry output value is expected to increase 1.6-3.1% on year in 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

AUO reduces working hours for factory workers

Oct 23, 11:22

AU Optronics (AUO) has decided to put an 80-hour/2-week cap for full-time salaried factory workers, down from the 84-hour requirement set by local laws, in order to strengthen its working environment and ensure employee health.

LG Display posts 9% sequential increase in 3Q14 revenues

Oct 23, 11:20

LG Display has announced that its revenues in the third quarter of 2014 increased 9% to KRW6.547 trillion (US$6.227 billion) from KRW5.979 trillion in the second quarter of 2014 but decreased slightly from KRW6.579 trillion in the third quarter of 2013.

TV panel pricing increases in October

Oct 22, 15:07

Pricing for 32-inch open cell TV panels has increased US$1 to US$91 during the latter part of October while that for 42-inch 60Hz open cell units also increased US$1 to US$140.

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...

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