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TPK 2Q14 growth driven by increase in 11- to 16-inch products

Jul 25, 10:40

Touch panel maker TPK has reported that its EPS during the first half of 2014 reached NT$1.37 (US$0.04) and net income came to NT$320 million.

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Small- to medium-size China smartphone component makers under pressure of being forced out in 2H14

Jul 25, 10:35

Due to oversupply of smartphone components and price-cut pressure from China-based smartphone vendors, many small- to medium-size China-based smartphone component makers are likely to be forced out of the market in the second half of 2014, according to supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: CSOT to see increased influence in AMOLED industry

Jul 24, 11:42

Following its aggressive investments in 8.5G production lines, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has become the largest supplier of 32-inch panels worldwide. The company has also established a joint venture with the government of Wuhan, China, through which CSOT will officially enter the...

Peak season TV demand expected to be flat on year

Jul 24, 11:38

Peak demand for LCD TVs for the early October holidays in China and the year-end holidays in the US and Europe is expected to remain flat on year, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Innolux, AUO facing competition from South Korea-based Ultra HD TV makers in China

Jul 23, 10:13

While still being the main suppliers of Ultra HD TV panels to China-based TV vendors, Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) face strong competition from South Korea-based makers which have offered low-cost RGBW models to cater to the growing demand for inexpensive Ultra HD TVs in the China market, according...

TV panel pricing remains flat in July except for 32-inch units, says DisplaySearch

Jul 22, 11:36

Pricing for 32-inch open cell TV panels has increased from about US$85 in mid-June 2014 to US$87 in mid-July, up from about US$79 in mid-April, according to DisplaySearch.

JDI begins IPS-NEO panel production

Jul 22, 10:55

Japan-based TFT-LCD panel maker Japan Display (JDI) has started production of IPS-NEO, high-contrast technology evolved from IPS, panels at its 6G LTPS factory in Japan.

Taiwan market: 1.1 million LCD TVs to be sold in 2014, says Chimei

Jul 21, 14:06

An estimated 1.1 million LCD TVs will be sold in the Taiwan market in 2014, approximately unchanged on year, according to Chimei Nexgen Mediatech, which runs the Chimei brand.

South Korea makers still developing OLED TV panels

Jul 18, 10:26

While Samsung Electronics is focusing on Ultra HD TVs instead of OLED TVs, South Korea-based panel makers have been developing OLED TV panels with Ultra HD resolution, according to Taiwan-based panel makers.

E Ink 2H14 operation may turn profitable

Jul 18, 10:04

E Ink Holdings is likely to see its business for the second half of 2014 swing to profitability mainly due to growing orders for electronic tags from the US and Europe, and increased application for e-paper in smartphones and smartwatches, according to industry sources.

AMOLED handset panel costs expected to fall below LCD, says DisplaySearch

Jul 17, 11:24

Improvements in production yields of AMOLED handset panels are closing the manufacturing cost gap between AMOLED and TFT LCD smartphone displays. According to DisplaySearch, manufacturing costs for AMOLED panels are currently 10-20% higher than for TFT LCD displays; however, manufacturing costs for...

Large-size panel shipments to drop 6-8% in July, says WitsView

Jul 17, 11:13

Global shipments of large-size panels reached 71.78 million units in June 2014, up 3.4% on month. TV panel shipments reached 20.95 million, up 0.6% on month, while monitor panels slipped 1.4% to 13.48 million largely because increased demand for TV products pushed down demand for monitors. Notebook...

Korea makers surpass Taiwan makers in 4K TV panel share during 2Q14, says WitsView

Jul 17, 11:11

Ultra HD (4K) TV panel shipments reached 4.47 million units in second-quarter 2014 for a total of 6.27 million in the first half of 2014. The penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs witnessed an increase from 3.2% in the first quarter to 7.2% in the second quarter for an overall 5.3% rate during the first...

Digitimes Research: AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14

Jul 17, 11:04

Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...

Innolux expected to ship 1.65 million Ultra HD TV panels in 3Q14

Jul 17, 11:01

Innolux shipped 1.35-1.5 million Ultra HD TV panels in the second quarter of 2014 and is expected to ship 1.65 million units in the third quarter, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

More vendors expected to adopt 2K panels in smartphones

Jul 17, 10:54

As smartphones equipped with 2K (2560 by 1440) displays are starting to appear in the market from vendors such as Vivo, more vendors are expected to launch 2K-smartphones in the second half of 2014, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

CNTouch receives nanotube touch panel orders from major smartphone vendors in China

Jul 16, 22:07

CNTouch, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has received nanotube-based touch panel orders for entry-level and mid-range smartphones from China-based major vendors. In addition to production lines in Tianjin, China, the company has established new production lines in...

Wintek to supply 60% of touch panels for Xiaomi smartphones in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Jul 16, 13:58

Wintek is expected to provide about 60% of all touch panels used in Xiaomi smartphones shipped in 2014, according to a report from the China Times.

J Touch to supply metal mesh touch panels to Japan vendors in 4Q14, says report

Newswatch - Jul 16, 10:34

Taiwan touch panel maker J Touch will supply Japan-based vendors with metal mesh technology for use in smartphone, tablet and AIO applications, and will begin mass producing the technology in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a China Times report that quoted company chairman Ye Yuzho...

AUO to start producing 43-inch TV panels in 3Q14

Jul 15, 11:31

Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) will begin volume production of 43-inch (42.5-inch) LCD TV panels at its 7.5G and 8.5G factories in the third quarter of 2014 in order to evade intense competition for 39- to 42-inch models, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

TCL sees rebounding TV sales in June

Jul 15, 11:27

China-based vendor TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings globally sold 1.0581 million LCD TVs in June 2014, growing on year by 45.3%, of which 194,100 were smart TV models, up 103.7% on year, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels unlikely to win favor in high-end smartphones in 2014

Jul 14, 14:47

The on-cell touchscreen technology led by US-based touch control IC maker Synaptics and China-based Focaltech have accumulated total unit shipments of one million since the beginning of the technology's mass production in October 2013.

Holitech eyes wearable device opportunities

Jul 14, 11:20

China touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology is aiming at touch panel opportuniites in the 7- to 15.6-inch segment during the second half of 2014 into 2015, and expects demand for wearable applications to increase as well, according to the company.

Innolux to phase out 39-inch panels in favor of 39.5-inch by the end of 2014

Jul 14, 10:49

Panel maker Innolux has shifted 80% of its 39-inch panel production to 39.5-inch panels and is expected to shift the remaining portion by the end of 2014, according to industry sources.

Taiwan touch panel makers see increased orders from handset vendors for 3Q14

Jul 14, 09:56

Taiwan touch panel makers are seeing orders increase from handset vendors such as Sony Mobile, Nokia, Google, Asustek Computer, Acer, Oppo, which will aid in increasing the makers' performances in the third quarter of 2014.

US Court rejects AUO appeal

Jul 11, 18:31

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected the appeal of LCD maker AUO, while affirming the convictions of all defendants and the sentence of the only defendant to challenge the sentence. The jury had originally found the defendants guilty of conspiracy to fix prices in violation...

Handset vendors expected to continue releasing large-size units ranging from 5- to 6-inch in 2H14

Jul 10, 21:10

Handset vendors are expected to continue releasing large-size units ranging from 5- to 6-inch in the second half of 2014 into 2015, according to Truly Optoelectronics.

HannStar reports over 30% decline in June revenues

Jul 10, 14:23

HannStar Display has reported that its June 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$2.04 billion (US$68.21 million), down 2% on month and down 30.8% on year.

Young Fast reports 33.45% decline in revenues for June 2014

Jul 9, 21:20

Taiwan-based touch panel maker Young Fast Optoelectronics has reported a 33.45% decline in revenues during June 2014 at NT$372 million (US$12.44 million).

Penetration of quantum dots in smartphone TFT LCDs will be 3% in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Jul 9, 15:54

With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display makers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance, according to DisplaySearch. Adoption of quantum dots is expected to be highest in smartphone TFT LCD displays, as pricing is dependent on the area of the display,...

Global LCD TV shipments to increase 3.2% in 2014, says WitsView

Jul 9, 15:16

Global LCD TV shipments in 2014 are expected to reach 210.8 million units, up 3.2% onyear, according to WitsView. Vendors' inventories are currently healthy and China vendors in particular are looking to expand their shipments in markets abroad by bumping up competition during Black Friday in the USA...

Innolux June 2014 revenues reach US$1.22 billion

Jul 9, 15:12

Innolux has announced that its June 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$36.6 billion (US$1.22 billion), an increase of 0.6% on month and an increase of 10.3% on year.

Notebook vendors continuing to shift touch panel orders to China

Jul 9, 15:10

Taiwan touch panel makers are continuing to see increased pressure from China-based makers due to their low-price solutions, which is also prompting more notebook vendors to shift orders to China makers, according to industry sources.

60-inch plus Ultra HD TV panels in short supply as demand in North America increases

Jul 9, 14:33

Ultra HD TV panels sized 60-inch and above are currently in short supply as vendors prepare for an increase in sales in the North America market during the second half of 2014.

60-inch plus Ultra HD TV demand to grow in 2H14

Digitimes Research: LCD TV panel surface area shipped in 2Q14 grows 14%

Jul 8, 21:58

The amount of LCD TV panel surface area shipped in the second quarter of 2014 grew 14% on year largely due to an increase in average LCD TV size, according to Digitimes Research.

TPK revenues up over 25% on year in June

Jul 8, 15:28

TPK has reported that its revenues during June 2014 reached NT$10.82 billion (US$361.6 million), down 0.6% on month but up 25.5% on year.

CPT, Giantplus report June revenues

Jul 8, 15:14

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported that its June consolidated revenues reached NT$4.72 billion (US$157.74 million), up 0.3% on month but down 5.9% on year.

AUO reports decline in June revenues

Jul 7, 23:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues in June 2014 reached NT$34.09 billion (US$1.14 billion), down by 2.6% on month and 7.9% on year. In the second quarter of 2014, AUO's unaudited consolidated revenues totaled NT$102.04 billion, up 8.8% on quarter and down by 9.2% on...

Increased panel sizes to help offset supply and demand imbalances in 2015, says Innolux president

Jul 7, 15:05

Increasing panel sizes in smartphones, monitors and TVs is expected to last into 2015, which will help offset potential imbalances in supply and demand within the panel industry as China makers are set to unleash a new wave of production capacity on 8.5G lines during the year, according to Innolux...

Touch panel makers eye wearable devices opportunities amid limited growth in tablet segment

Jul 7, 14:57

Upstream touch panel makers are increasing their focus to business opportunities in the wearables segment as the tablet market is showing less-than-expected growth.

Wintek plays down report on Xiaomi orders

Stockwatch - Jul 4, 16:22

Wintek, in response to a Liberty Times report that stated the company would see increased revenues in second-quarter 2014 largely due to orders from Xiaomi, has issued a statement saying it does not comment on its relationships with clients.

Commentary: Panel makers need to be more active in developing products

Jul 4, 14:34

Panel makers need to take a more active role in developing technology and products that applications can be based around and not the other way around. Sharp's Free Form Display is an example of how new innovative panel applications can spur demand and help expand the maker's business model.

China touch panel makers aiming at international vendors and Taiwan OEMs, says Holitech

Jul 4, 11:45

China touch panel makers are continuing to bump up efforts to land orders from international vendors as well as Taiwan-based OEMs in order to expand their business models, according to Jiangxi Holitech Technology.

Increased panel production automation saves Innolux NT$1 billion

Jul 4, 11:28

Focusing on increased efforts to bump up automated panel production helped Innolux save NT$1 billion (US$33.5 million) in capital expenditures between 2009-2013, according to Innolux.

TN monitor panels sized 23.6-inch expected to be in tight supply until end of 3Q14

Jul 3, 22:08

TN monitor panels sized 23.6-inch are expected to be in tight supply until the end of the third quarter of 2014, according to monitor vendors.

Shipment ratio of 20-inch and above LCD monitors to reach 70% in 2014 due to tight supply, says WitsView

Jul 3, 14:46

Inventories of 19.5W- and 23.6W-inch monitor panels are currently low and supply is tight, according to WitsView. As a result, monitor brands are turning to 20W- and 24W-inch panels to replace the two sizes in new displays, and rising demand has pushed up prices. This trend is expected to last throughout...

Samsung sells 4.5G production facilities to Truly

Jul 3, 14:25

Truly Optoelectronics has purchased 4.5G production facilities from Samsung Display that will be shipped to China for producing small- to medium-size LCD panels.

Truly chairman talks about the recent purchase of Samsung 4.5G facilities

Digitimes Research: Youngfast, Melfas looking beyond G1F touch

Jul 3, 11:40

The G1F touch technology, which is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-film touch sensor, is gradually losing its competitiveness in the face of GFF and OGS touch.

Innolux to shift 25-30% of manufacturing capacity in China back to Taiwan, says report

Newswatch - Jul 2, 15:48

Innolux will shift roughly 25-30% of its manufacturing capacity in China back to Taiwan in order to speed up production and increase panel yields, according to an Economic Daily report.

AUO, Innolux expected to see 10% increase in revenues during 2Q14, says report

Newswatch - Jul 2, 15:23

Taiwan-based panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are likely to see at least 10% increases in revenues during the second quarter of 2014, according to a new report from ETtoday.

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