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Leading China smartphone vendors reportedly to form consortium to secure AMOLED supply, say reports

Nov 30, 21:46

First-tier China-based smartphone vendors Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and BBK, due to concerns that Apple may monopolize supplies of smartphone-use AMOLED panels from Samsung Display and Japan-based makers in the future, will cooperate with China-based flexible panel maker Royole to form a consortium...

Panasonic to produce OLED-equivalent LCD panels

Nov 30, 21:44

Panasonic on November 28 announced that it has developed LCD panels with a contrast of one million-to-one and display quality equivalent to that of OLED panels. Panasonic will begin sampling in January 2017 and start production of 10- to 100-inch models specifically for use in medical care and automotive...

E Ink Holdings unable to resume operations of Hydis factory

Nov 29, 15:12

EPD (electrophoretic display) electronic paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH), in response to ex-Hydis Technologies employees protesting for the reopening of Hydis' factory in South Korea, indicated that production lines at the factory have been declared obsolete, and resuming operations would be absolutely...

Global TV market to reach US$86 billion by end of year, says Futuresource Consulting

Nov 28, 16:42

After a 2% decline in worldwide TV shipments last year, 2016 is showing signs of a turnaround, with the market flattening out to end the year on 225 million units, achieving a value of US$86 billion according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting.

LCD TV panel makers set lower shipment target for 2017, IHS Markit says

Nov 28, 16:38

Restructuring of older display fabs, migration to larger-sized LCD TV panels and business strategy adjustments are some of the factors prompting LCD TV panel manufacturers to set a conservative shipment goal of 258.4 million units in 2017, a 1.2% decline from 2016, according to IHS Markit.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display dominance in AMOLED to face challenge from China makers beginning 2019

Nov 28, 13:07

Samsung Display has dominated the global supply of AMOLED panels used in smartphones, but China-based AMOLED makers will begin to challenge Samsung's dominant market status in 2019 as they increase output and China-based smartphone vendors are expected to increase adoption of locally-made panels, according...

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CPT to sell 34.65% stake in Giantplus Technology to Japan-based Ortus Technology

Nov 25, 11:43

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) on November 24 announced that it will sell 152.982 million shares, equivalent to a 34.65% stake, of Giantplus Technology to Ortus Technology, a Japan-based industrial and automotive display maker, at NT$16.57 (US$0.522) per share for a total price of NT$2.535 billion.

E Ink cooperates with Dalian DKE in China

Nov 24, 10:18

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH), through its China-based small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and e-paper subsidiary maker Transcend Optronics, on November 23 signed a strategic pact with Dalian DKE LCD, a China-based maker of industrial LCD panels and modules, to promote e-paper applications in...

BOE Technology plans to start production at 10.5G factory in 2Q18

Nov 21, 22:57

China-based panel maker BOE Technology began construction of a 10.5th-generation (10.5G) TFT-LCD factory with monthly production capacity of 90,000 glass substrates in northern China in December 2015 and plans to kick off production in the second quarter of 2018, according to the company.

AUO 6G China fab obtains LEED Platinum Certification

Nov 18, 12:14

AU Optronics's (AUO) newly unveiled 6G LTPS LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, has obtained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council, according to the company.

AUO unveils its 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China

AUO starts production at 6G LTPS LCD plant in China

Nov 16, 15:12

AU Optronics (AUO) on November 16 kicked off volume production at a 6G LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, according to the company.

AUO 6G LTPS LCD plant in Kunshan, eastern China

E Ink expects drop in 4Q16 revenues

Nov 16, 11:45

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 to decrease on quarter because shipments peaked in the third quarter, the company said at a November 15 investors conference.

JOLED to offer prototype printed OLED panels, says Nikkei

Nov 15, 14:42

JOLED, a Japan-based panel maker established in January 2015 through combining Pansonic's and Sony's OLED business units, will offer prototype printed OLED panels initially for use in medical monitors and commercial displays in the first half of 2017, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

Demand for AMOLED panels from China smartphone vendors rising

Nov 15, 14:34

Supply of AMOLED panels for smartphone applications could be short of demand in 2017 due to increasing purchases from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from the handset supply chain in Taiwan.

Global 7-inch and above panel shipments to fall 2.4% in 2017, says WitsView

Nov 14, 10:35

There will be 725 million 7-inch and above panels shipped globally in 2017, decreasing 2.4% on year, but total area of panels will grow 3.8%, according to WitsView.

GIS 3Q16 operations turn profitable

Nov 14, 10:21

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) generated net operating profit of NT$1.152 billion (US$36.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from net operating loss of NT$379.7 million posted in the preceding quarter.

Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president

Nov 10, 14:47

LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...

E Ink to form strategic partnership with Japan Display

Nov 10, 13:59

EPD (electrophoretic display) electronic paper (e-paper) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) on November 9 signed an MoU for strategic cooperation with Japan-based TFT-LCD panel maker Japan Display.

Innolux October panel shipments down sequentially

Nov 9, 14:45

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux has disclosed it shipped 9.71 million large-size panels and 18.65 million small- to medium-size units in October, declining 6.3% and 1.5% respectively on month.

HannStar small- to mid-size panel shipments rise in October

Nov 9, 11:27

HannStar Display has disclosed it shipped 41.831 million small- to medium-size LCD panels as well as 194,000 large-size units and own-brand LCD monitors in October, with the former growing 31.8% on month and the latter dropping 4.1%.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 62.29 million large-size panels in 3Q16

Nov 9, 08:31

Taiwan-based makers shipped 62.29 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 6.7% on quarter and 6.2% on year, and accounting for 34.3% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

AUO panel shipments shrink in October

Nov 8, 14:42

AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 9.40 million large-size LCD panels and 11.59 million small- to medium-size ones in October, shrinking 4.8% and 10.9% respectively on month.

Giantplus reports profits for January-September

Nov 8, 11:41

Small- to medium-size panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.639 billion, gross margin of 14.49%, net operating profit of 437 million, net profit of 364.5 million and net EPS of NT$0.83 for the first three quarters of 2016.

CPT small- to mid-size panel shipments rise on year in October

Nov 8, 11:05

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it shipped 35.94 million small- to medium-size LCD panels and 84,000 large-size units in October, the former slipping 3.8% on month but rising 9.1% on year, and the latter growing 0.9% but falling 36.2% respectively.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Electronics developing QD technology toward QLED

Nov 7, 20:41

Samsung Electronics has launched SUHD (super Ultra HD) TVs, a QD (quantum dot) TV, to compete with OLED TVs launched by LG Electronics, but Samsung Electronics' development of QD display technology is geared toward QLED (quantum dot LED), according to Digitimes Research.

TPK Holding, GIS see mixed sequential growth in October revenues

Nov 7, 11:19

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported October consolidated revenues of NT$8.315 billion (US$264 million), down 4.44% on month and 40.82% on year, while fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) had those of NT$11.248 billion, growing 35.56% on month but slipping 18.86% on year, according to...

HannStar Display returns profitable in 3Q16

Nov 7, 11:15

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display recorded net operating profit of NT$2.300 billion (US$72.9 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability after seeing operating losses for the preceding five quarters.

Digitimes Research: Global small- to mid-size LCD shipments to shrink at CAGR of negative 4.6% during 2017-2021

Nov 4, 11:35

Global shipments of small- to medium-size panels will decrease from 2.647 billion units in 2017 to 2.189 billion units in 2021 or a CAGR of negative 4.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

BOE to set up 3rd OLED factory in western China, say reports

Nov 3, 15:10

BOE Technology will invest CNY46.5 billion (US$6.94 billion) to set up a 6G flexible OLED panel factory with monthly production capacity of 48,000 glass substrates in Mianyang City, western China, its third OLED factory in China, and will start construction in December 2016 and production in 2019,...

Giantplus Technology 3Q16 operations nearly profitless

Nov 3, 11:34

Small- to medium-size panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has released its third-quarter 2016 financial report, recording net EPS of NT$0.06, the lowest in six quarters.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 309 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in 3Q16

Nov 2, 11:43

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 309.749 million small- to medium-size panels in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 15.0% on quarter and 0.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

HannStar Display ranked second in shipments

TPK Holding 3Q16 operations turn profitable

Nov 2, 11:40

Touch panel maker TPK Holding posted net operating profit of NT$1.274 billion (US$40.4 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from continued net operating losses recorded in the first and second quarters of the year, according to the company at a November 1 investors con...

Innolux to start operation of 8.6G line in January 2017

Nov 1, 12:08

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux will begin production at the world's first 8.6G fab in southern Taiwan in January 2017, according to the company's associate vice president and general manager of TV Product Hung Mao-sheng.

Innolux 3Q16 operations turn profitable

Nov 1, 12:00

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux recorded net operating profit of NT$3.859 billion (US$122 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from consecutive operating losses from fourth-quarter 2015 to second-quarter 2016, according to the company.

AUO 3Q16 operations turn profitable

Oct 28, 11:53

AU Optronics (AUO) saw its operations swing from net operating loss of NT$4.981 billion (US$158 million) for the first half of 2016 to net operating profit of NT$5.759 billion for the third quarter, the company announced at an October 27 investors conference.

AUO to inaugurate 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in China in mid-November

Oct 28, 11:08

AU Optronics (AUO) will inaugurate a 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, on November 16 and start production later in the fourth quarter. AUO expects production capacity to be fully utilized by the end of 2017, according to the company's Mobile Solution Business Group general manager...

Corning net income rises 34% on year in 3Q16

Oct 27, 11:44

Corning has reported net income of US$284 million for the third quarter of 2016, decreasing 87% on quarter but increasing 34% on year. Net sales for the quarter came to US$2.51 billion, up 6% sequentially and 10% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 309 million small- to mid-size panels in 3Q16

Oct 26, 12:06

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD makers shipped 309.749 million small- to medium-size panels in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 15.0% on quarter and 0.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Demand for handset-use panels to remain strong until end of 2016

Oct 24, 20:39

Demand for panels used in feature phones as well as entry-level, mid-range and high-end smartphones mainly from China-based vendors has turned strong recently and strong demand will remain until the end of 2016, according to industry sources.

Black Cattle Food sets up 6G AMOLED factory in China

Oct 24, 11:23

China-based food maker Black Cattle Food's subsidiary on October 21 started construction of a 6G AMOLED factory in Hebei Province, northern China, with investment of nearly CNY30 billion (US$4.48 billion), according to China's media.

October medium- to large-size TV panel pricing up significantly, say research firms

Oct 21, 14:25

LCD TV vendors have focused on marketing 40-inch and larger models because 32-inch LCD TVs have become profitless amid rising panel prices. As a result, medium- to large-size TV panel prices have increased by US$8-15 per panel on month in October, according to research firms.

China smartphone vendors to buy more panels and other parts from local suppliers in 2017

Oct 21, 14:12

China-based smartphone vendors are expected to purchase more parts and components such as LCD panels from local suppliers for their smartphone production in 2017 amid their growing presence in the global market, according to sources from Taiwan handset supply chain.

Digitimes Research: Global large-size panel shipments to grow at CAGR of 0.3% in 2016-2021

Oct 20, 22:40

Global shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels will increase from 673.37 million panels in 2016 to 684.60 million units in 2021, with a CAGR of 0.3% for the 5-year period, according to Digitimes Research.

Demand for 8K LCD TVs to take off after 2019, says IHS

Oct 20, 10:57

While there will be fewer than 1,000 8K LCD TVs sold globally in 2016, the global sales will increase to more than 300,000 units in 2018 and about one million units in 2019, signifying a takeoff for 8K TVs, according to IHS.

Innolux 65-inch 8K LCD TV panel at 2016 Touch Taiwan

FPD equipment spending surging, IHS says

Oct 20, 10:25

Flat-panel display (FPD) equipment spending will rise 89%, hitting US$12.9 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit. Increased spending levels will continue, reaching US$13 billion in 2017, then declining slightly to US$11.8 billion in 2018.

HannStar Display 3Q16 operations expected to turn profitable

Oct 18, 11:42

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display is expected to see business operations for the third quarter of 2016 swing to profitability from net losses for five consecutive quarters, according to industry sources.

EIH, Gigazone jointly launch wireless digital picture frame

Oct 17, 11:12

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Gigazone International, Gigabyte Technology's subsidiary distributor, have cooperated to launch Pixer, which they describe as the world's first cordless and wireless digital picture frame.

Pixer jointly developed by EIH and Gigazone

Global large-size panel capacity to rise 3.9% in 2017, says WitsView

Oct 13, 11:33

Global production capacity for large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2016 is estimated at 208 million square meters, increasing 6.6% on year, and the capacity will increase 3.9% to 216 million square meters in 2017, according to WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Global large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments to rise at CAGR of 0.3% in 2016-2021

Oct 12, 15:23

Global shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels will slightly increase from 673.37 million units in 2016 to 684.60 million units in 2021, equivalent to an annual CAGR of 0.3%, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Global small- to mid-size LCD panel shipments to slip at CAGR -4.6% in 2017-2021

Oct 11, 15:02

As Samsung Display, LG Display and Japan Display have shut down mostly 5G to 6G TFT-LCD lines to gradually expand AMOLED production capacity since the beginning of 2015, global shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels will continue decreasing from 2.647 billion panels in 2017 to 2.189 billion...

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