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TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

Jan 30, 15:43

Taiwan touch panel maker TPK is optimistic about orders for products with fingerprint recognition capabilities from China-based handset vendors such as Coolpad and ZTE during 2015.

30% of Huawei smartphones in 2015 to be high-end products

Jan 30, 14:22

Huawei Device is aiming to develop more high-end and mid-range smartphones in 2015, with high-end units expected to make up 30% of its handset product portfolio during the year.

Flat panel display shipments grow 9% on year in 2014, says IHS

Jan 30, 14:18

Once focused on unit growth, the entire global flat-panel display (FPD) industry is now shifting to focus on area-demand growth. According to IHS, display panel shipments for all FPD applications grew 9% on year to reach 168.9 million square meters in 2014. Total FPD display area demand is expected...

AUO to increase production capacity at Taiwan 8.5G facilities

Jan 30, 11:32

AU Optronics (AUO) will increase monthly production capacity at its 8.5G facilities in Houli, Taiwan by 25,000-30,000 substrates a month, which will fully roll out in 2016, according to company president Paul Peng.

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AUO aims at 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015

Jan 30, 10:59

AU Optronics (AUO) aims to hold a 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015, according to Michael Tsai, VP with the company's display business group.

AUO reports declines in 4Q14 and 2014 performance

Jan 29, 16:12

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 were NT$105.45 billion (US$3.37 billion), down 1.3% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$15.62 billion, with gross margin of 14.8%. Operating profit was NT$8.82 billion, with operating margin of 8.4%. AUO's net profit...

LG Display reports 4Q14 results

Jan 29, 14:21

LG Display has reported unaudited earnings results based on consolidated K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the three-month period ending December 31, 2014.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels reach 66.99 million in 1Q15

Jan 28, 13:49

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels reached 66.99 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 1.4% on quarter but up 4.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Universal Display and LG Display sign OLED technology license agreement

Jan 27, 21:54

Universal Display and LG Display have announced the signing of a new OLED technology license agreement and supplemental material purchase agreement that will run through December 31, 2022.

Handset panel shipments reach 2 billion in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Jan 27, 15:32

Shipments of handset panels used in feature phones and smartphones reached two billion in 2014, up 10% on year, according to a report from Tech News quoting statistics from DisplaySearch.

Sharp to cut TV panel production by 20% in 1Q15, says report

Newswatch - Jan 27, 14:51

Sharp will reportedly cut TV panel production by 20% in the first quarter of 2015 as competition increases in the Ultra HD TV panel segment, according to China Times.

Digitimes Research: Korea makers to expand AMOLED production capacity 36% in 2015

Jan 27, 14:46

The global AMOLED panel industry saw an over 10% on-year decline in sales revenue during 2014 largely due to lagging sales from Samsung Display. Despite the decline, Korea makers LG Display and Samsung Display have prospects for the technology in 2015 and will expand accumulative production capacity...

China smartphone supply chains estimate demand to pick up in March

Jan 26, 15:50

China smartphone supply chain makers estimate they will begin shipments for new devices following the Lunar New Year period as local handset vendors remain concerned over clearing out inventories through the early part of first-quarter 2015.

Global display module output increases 5% in 2014 to over US$82 billion, says PIDA

Jan 26, 15:44

The global display module output value in 2014 reached US$82.59 billion, up about 5% from US$78.88 billion in 2013, according to Taiwan-based Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

AUO to recruit 1,500 new engineers

Jan 26, 14:27

In an effort to bump up R&D and further compete in the market going into 2015, AU Optronics (AUO) will recruit 1,500 new engineers.

Samsung OLED handset panel pricing to reach parity with TFT LCD in 2015

Jan 23, 11:25

Samsung Display is reportedly continuing to push down pricing for OLED handset panels to the point where they will be priced the same as TFT LCD technology in 2015.

Sharp to decrease IGZO production by 40%, says report

Newswatch - Jan 22, 15:44

Sharp will reportedly decrease small- to medium-size panel production at its Kameyama Plant No. 2 in Japan by as much as 40% in 2015 as handset panel demand in China has been weak coupled with rising competition from local makers, according to a new report from Tech News.

JDI to expand vehicle display production in Taiwan

Jan 22, 13:57

Japan Display (JDI) has announced it will invest NT$800 million (US$25.44 million) in Taiwan-based subsidiary Kaohsiung Opto-Electronics to expand production for vehicle panel modules.

Digitimes Research: CES 2105 highlights new developments of parts and components for smartwatches

Jan 22, 12:22

Smartwatch vendors were exhibiting new prototypes and newly developed parts and components, mainly displays, watchbands and sensors, to test the market responses during the recently concluded CES 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

China government moving forward with panel component subsidies

Jan 22, 10:59

Demand for upstream panel components is increasing in China and local makers are unable to meet supply, particularly for TFT polarizers. The China government, as a result, is issuing new subsidies to local makers to expand production and increase the self-sufficiency rate in China.

TV display shipments reach 247 million in 2014, up 7.4% on year; China makers to hold 22% global share in 2015, says firm

Jan 21, 14:52

TV display shipments reached 247 million globally in 2014, up 7.4% on year, with Samsung Display holding a 22.4% share, according to research firm Sigmaintell.

Panel pricing weakens in January as slow season unfolds, says DisplaySearch

Jan 21, 13:37

TV panel prices have remained steady in early January 2015 as demand from the global top tier TV brands is still strong, according to DisplaySearch. In particular, Samsung Electronics and some leading China TV vendors, which are reportedly seeing fair demand from emerging markets, are still ordering...

Taiwan market: Proportion of LCD TVs sized 47-inch and above reaches 50.3%

Jan 20, 21:54

From January-November 2014 the proportion of LCD TVs sized 47-inch and above sold in the Taiwan market reached 50.3%.

Notebook panel pricing drops in mid-January

Jan 20, 14:35

Notebook panel pricing has dropped 1-2% as of mid-January, with 14- and 15.6-inch units seeing the biggest declines, according to statistics compiled by DisplaySearch.

Hydis closes facilities due to financial struggles

Jan 20, 14:23

Hydis Technologies has decided it will close down operations at its Incheon-based facilities in South Korea and will later close down remaining production facilities in the nation due to financial struggles.

Taiwan touch panel makers report dismal 2014 results

Jan 20, 14:05

Price wars in the touch panel segment are said to have been a major factor in Taiwan makers' declining performances in 2014, resulting in TPK seeing an on-year 18.58% decline and Wintek a 16.6% decline, according to market observers.

Panel makers aim to land orders for China vendors' US$80 smartphones

Jan 19, 21:33

Price competition is intensifying in the handset panel segment as makers attempt to increase orders from China vendors for units priced CNY500 (US$80) and below.

BOE and CSOT lead in large-size LCD panel shipments in December, says WitsView

Jan 19, 14:01

China-based BOE and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) led in shipments for large-size LCD panels for December 2014, with each witnessing about a 5% on-month increase, according to WitsView.

China to purchase at least US$4.5 billion in panels in 2015, says TAITRA

Jan 19, 10:56

China is expected to purchase at least US$4.5 billion worth of panels from Taiwan in 2015, according to Francis Liang Kuo-hsin, chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Chipbond, ChipMOS 1Q15 sales to drop 5-10%

Jan 19, 10:36

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies are both expected to see their first-quarter 2015 sales decrease 5-10% sequentially, compared to the larger decreases seen in the same quarter in previous years.

Taiwan 2014 optoelectronics production value estimated at NT$2.467 trillion, says PIDA

Jan 15, 23:22

Taiwan's optoelectronics industries generated a total production value of NT$2.467 trillion (US$80.2 billion) in 2014, flat on year and accounting for about 12% of global total, according to Taiwan-based Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

Panel makers affected by China white-box handset decline

Jan 15, 23:14

China white-box handset vendors are seeing weakening shipments abroad as larger vendors expand their lineups of lower-priced handsets, which consequently is affecting related panel supply chains.

AUO to supply Full HD panels for Meizu's m1 Note smartphone

Jan 15, 14:32

AU Optronics (AUO) will act as the main provider of 5.5-inch Full HD panels to China-based Meizu for its m1 Note smartphone, according to industry sources.

Makers gear up for AMOLED

Jan 14, 16:03

In addition to dominant AMOLED maker Samsung Display, there have been many others stepping into production of such high-end display panels for use in smartphones and smart wearable devices, including LG Display, AU Optronics (AUO), BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology, Tianma Micro-electronics,...

China vendors plan to launch CNY1,000 smartphones with Full HD screens

Jan 14, 15:29

China-based smartphone vendors, with the goal of product differentiation, plan to launch inexpensive models equipped with Full HD touch screens for sale at about CNY1,000 (US$161), according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Innolux likely to obtain loan of up to NT$80 billion

Jan 14, 14:29

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux stands a good chance of obtaining a syndicated loan of up to NT$80 billion (US$2.5 billion) from more than 10 local banks in Taiwan, with the signing possibly scheduled before February 10 when the company holds an investors conference, according to industry sources in Tai...

Penetration rate of Full HD handset panels in China during 2015 expected to surpass 30%

Jan 12, 21:36

As more China vendors are releasing Full HD handsets at CNY1,000 (US$164), the penetration rate of Full HD handset panels in China during 2015 is expected to surpass 30%.

Handset panel pricing expected to further drop in 1Q15

Jan 12, 15:30

Japan Display (JDI) will reportedly aim to further lower pricing for handset panels in the first quarter of 2015 in order to maintain steady orders from China handset vendors.

HannStar, CPT report revenue declines for 2014

Jan 12, 15:20

HannStar Display has reported that its December 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$2.06 billion (US$64.7 million), down 1.8% on month but up 5.2% on year. For 2014, the company reported an on-year 24.7% decline at NT$23.68 billion.

Smartphone vendors to resume hardware competition in 2015

Jan 12, 11:17

Handset makers are expected to resume hardware competition for their new smartphones in 2015 focusing on upgrading the specifications of display and camera functions, according to industry observers.

Innolux reports flat performance for 2014

Jan 9, 16:02

Innolux has announced its December 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$38.2 billion (US$1.196 billion), a decrease of 0.6% on month and an increase of 18% on year. During December 2014, the company shipped approximately 11.3 million large-size products, a decrease of 8.9% on month while shipments...

Panel shipments to China LCD TV vendors in December 2014 increase 22%

Jan 9, 13:56

Panel shipments to China LCD TV vendors in December 2014 increased 22% on year but are expected to fall by as much as 30% on year in the first quarter of 2015 as the vendors enter a slowing period.

QD Vision receives new funding round to meet growing demand for quantum dot technology

Jan 8, 21:33

QD Vision has announced it has received "significant" new investments to meet surging demand for its Color IQ quantum dot technology for TVs and monitors. The new funding will help accelerate the growth of the company, particularly by expanding sales and marketing operations in China. The...

Samsung to post lower sales and profits for 2014

Jan 8, 21:21

Based on the company's guidance for the fourth quarter, Samsung Electronics is set to post a sales decline in 2014.

J Touch dismisses report about orders from Sharp

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:56

J Touch has denied claims that it has received two million units in orders from Sharp for metal mesh products used in tablet and notebook products.

AUO reports 2% on-year decline for 2014

Jan 8, 15:26

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues in December 2014 reached NT$33.68 billion (US$1.05 billion), down 3.1% on month and up 0.9% on year. Consolidated revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 were NT$105.449 billion, down 1.3% from the previous quarter and up 2.7% on ye...

Taiwan panel makers wary of growth of China competitors

Jan 8, 15:01

Taiwan panel makers are beginning to show increased signs of concern over landing handset panel orders in 2015 as China makers increase production and improve technology.

HKC to build 8.5G LCD panel fab in China

Jan 8, 14:51

China-based display products maker HKC has signed an agreement with the Chongqing government to invest CNY12 billion (US$1.92 billion) in a new 8.5G fab in the western Chinese city that will go into mass production in the third quarter of 2017, according to sources at the company.

CES 2015: Samsung sports 110-inch 8K TV

Jan 8, 07:44

Samsung Electronics is displaying its 110-inch 8K TV at the CES 2015 exhibition, which uses panel technology from China-based BOE.

TPK reports decline in December performance

Jan 6, 22:08

TPK Holding has announced its December 2014 unaudited consolidated revenues reached NT$13.29 billion (US$414.99 million), down 0.6% on month.

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