Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit
Mar 24, 16:04
Foxconn Electronics, after becoming the largest shareholder of Sharp, aims to increase global sales of Sharp-produced Aquos-branded LCD TVs to 10-12 million units in 2017 and will therefore hike Sharp's LVCD TV panel production capacity in Japan, according to IHS Markit.
AUO completes largest rooftop PV system in Taiwan
Mar 24, 15:19
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has completed a PV system established on roofs of two large buildings at its factory in northern Taiwan and the PV system, occupying roof area of 85,000 square meters and having installation capacity of 9.87MWp, is the largest single rooftop PV system in Taiwan,...
TPK and O-film Tech form partnership via cross holding
Mar 22, 11:33
Touch panel maker TPK Holding on March 21 announced the strategic partnership with China-based fellow maker Shenzhen O-film Tech through mutual stake investment and establishment of a joint venture with TPK and O-film Tech holding 49% and 51% stakes respectively.
China makers to expand AMOLED panel capacities, says PIDA
Mar 13, 10:59
China-based panel makers, in view of fast growing demand, will set up or expand production capacities for AMOLED panels, with eight factories to be completed or expanded in 2020, according to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
CPT ships 29.01 million small- to medium-size panels in February
Mar 9, 22:32
Panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) in February shipped 29.01 million small- to medium-size panels, increasing 28.8% on month but decreasing 1.0% on year, and 112,000 large-size units, falling 28.4% on month but hiking 86.0% on year, according to the company.
HannStar Display nets NT$1.02 per share for 4Q16
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 11:00
TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display on March 8 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$9.344 billion (US$303 million), gross margin of 46.58%, net operating profit of NT$3.522 billion, net profit of NT$3.319 billion and net EPS of NT$1.02.
GIS, TPK preparing to make 3D touch panels for new iPhone
Mar 8, 15:27
Touch panel makers General Interface Solution (GIS) and TPK Holding have set aside capex budgets of NT$5.03 billion (US$163 million) and NT$4.7 billion respectively to set up capacity to produce 3D touch panels for new iPhones to be launched in 2017.
E Ink, DNP cooperate to develop POP
Mar 8, 11:31
EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has cooperated with Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) to develop POP (point-of-purchase), an interactive advertising display for use in retail stores, and will launch the POP in April 2017, according to EIH.
TPK sees February revenues rise on year
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 16:25
TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.445 billion (US$208.03 million) for February 2017, representing a 15.47% drop on month and 19.08% increase on year.
Innolux, AUO step up recruitment
Mar 6, 15:12
TFT-LCD panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are stepping up efforts to recruit graduates from top universities in Taiwan with the former looking to hire 2,000 technicians and 800 R&D engineers and the latter 2,100 technicians and 1,200 R&D engineers, according to the two companies.
Samsung Display leading in OLED, says PIDA
Mar 3, 16:11
While several panel makers are investing in the production of OLED panels, Samsung Display has taken a far lead due to its advantages in patents on key materials, manufacturing equipment and product formulae, according to the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
SDP starts development of 10.5G LCD display ecosystem park in China
Mar 2, 11:01
Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) on March 1 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to develop a display ecosystem park consisting of a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel fab, a smart TV plant and an electronic white board and high-end display factory in Guangzhou, southern China, with the first-phase...
Giantplus 4Q16 revenues hit 9-quarter high
Mar 1, 11:47
Small- to medium-size LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology's consolidated revenues reached NT$3.045 billion (US$97.4 million) in fourth-quarter 2016, the highest quarterly level since fourth-quarter 2014, the company has disclosed at a recent investors conference.
iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales
Feb 24, 10:48
First-quarter 2017 results of Taiwan-based makers in the iPad supply chain, notably touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), are hanging in the balance, depending on when Apple is going release its new iPad Pro lineup, according to industry sources.
LG Display may become supplier to Samsung
Feb 22, 15:04
LG Display may begin supplying LCD TV panels to Samsung Electronics in the second half of 2017 amid ongoing tight supply in the large-size TV panel industry.
AUO undaunted by China competition, says chairman
Feb 22, 11:24
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is not worried by China-based competitors' government-supported fast expansion of production capacity because the Taiwan-based firm's competitiveness is in different market segments, according to AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng.
TPK to quit touch panel production for Apple Watch, say sources
Feb 21, 11:08
TPK Holding has been a suppleir of G/G (2 pieces of glass) touch panels for use in Apple Watch for two years, but since Apple adopted TOL (touch on lens) for second-generation Apple Watch in 2016, TPK has been unable to hike yield rates for TOL touch panels to a reasonable level and is therefore mulling...
Foxconn chairman pledges shares for loans
Newswatch - Feb 20, 21:35
Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou has pledged a total of 430 million Foxconn shares as collateral to borrow loans from three banks, according to data released by Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
LG Display constructing 10.5G TFT-LCD factory, says report
Feb 20, 14:28
LG Display is constructing a 10.5G TFT-LCD factory with monthly production capacity of 60,000 glass substrates in Paju City, northwestern South Korea, with the first phase to kick off in February 2018, according to South Korea-based Maeil Business News Korea.
AUO to beef up marketing of LTPS TFT-LCD panels in 2017
Feb 20, 11:06
AU Optronics (AUO) started production at a 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, in November 2016 and will boost adoption in smartphones and notebooks as well as of In-Cell LTPS TFT-LCD panels in smartphones in 2017, according to company general manager for Mobile Solutions Business Group...
Display bookings to top US$2 billion in Fiscal 2017 for Applied Materials
Feb 17, 17:02
Semiconductor equipment provider Applied Materials delivered another strong quarter for its display business, with its first quarter display revenues increasing 66% on year to US$422 million and its orders tripling to US$632 million. The company noted that since 2012 it has grown its display revenues...
Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments top 60 million in 4Q16
Feb 16, 11:59
With the TV market anticipating tight LCD panel supply due to Samsung Display moving to close down its 7G L7-1 panel line, orders to Taiwan panel makers became more aggressive as the makers built up inventory, helping Taiwan large-size LCD panel makers see a slight on-year increase in their fourth...
AUO to expand capacity at 8.5G factory
Feb 15, 15:56
AU Optronics (AUO) has set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$55.0 billion (US$1.77 billion) for 2017, NT$10.0-15.0 billion of which will be used to expand monthly production capacity at an 8.5G TFT-LCD factory in central Taiwan by 25,000-30,000 glass substrates. The additional capacity is scheduled...
Samsung reportedly earns AMOLED panel orders from Apple
Feb 15, 12:55
Samsung Display has received AMOLED panel orders from Apple for its upcoming iPhone, according to reports coming out of Korea, reinforcing a recent report from Digitimes that indicated that Apple has ordered sufficient OLED panels from Samsung Display, and that the supply chain will start working on...
Apple said to be testing China AMOLED panels
Feb 15, 12:25
China panel makers are looking to cut into the display supply chain for the iPhone, with news coming out that Apple is reportedly testing AMOLED panels from BOE Technology in consideration for use in future iPhones.
AUO nets NT$6.61 billion in 2016 profit
Feb 14, 14:59
LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has reported that its net profit for 2016 came to NT$6.61 billion (US$214.23 million), up from NT$4.84 billion in net profit for 2015.
Innolux 4Q16 net operating profit hits record
Feb 13, 11:56
Panel maker Innolux generated net operating profit of NT$13.996 billion (US$441 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, its highest quarterly level on record, according to its financial report released at a February 10 investors conference.