Taipei, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 08:37 (GMT+8)

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...

Innolux ships 10.35 million large-size, 18.94 million small- to medium-size panels in September

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 15:21

Innolux shipped 10.35 million large-size panels and 18.94 million small- to medium-size units in September 2016, declining 1.5% and 10.1% respectively on month, according to the company.

CPT small- to mid-size panel shipments up in September

Oct 7, 11:13

TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) in September shipped 37.37 million small- to medium-size panels, growing 5.0% on month and 18.1% on year, and it shipped 83,000 large-size units, increasing 31.7% on month but decreasing 27.3% on year, according to the company.

HannStar Display ships over 31 million small- to medium-size panels in September

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 10:46

HannStar Display shipped 31.735 million small- to medium-size panels in September, decreasing 20.5% on month, and 202,000 large-size panels and own-brand monitors, hiking 102.9% on month, according to the company.

AUO large-size panel shipments drop in September

Oct 7, 10:33

AU Optronics (AUO) shipped 9.87 million large-size panels in September 2016, decreasing 4.9% on month, and 13.01 million small- to medium-size units, increasing 7.3% on month, according to the company.

TV panel prices expected to further rise in October

Oct 6, 15:45

Quotes for LCD TV panels will further rise in October mainly because Samsung Display will shut down a 7G TFT-LCD factory in November, Panasonic will stop TV panel production at an 8G factory and demand from China-based TV vendors has increased, according to WitsView and Sigmaintell Consulting.

TPK Holding sees decreased September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:07

Touch panel maker TPK Holding on October 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.702 billion (US$277 million) for September, decreasing 13.40% on month and 32.45% on year.

Applied Materials intros e-beam review system for OLED and LCD manufacturing

Oct 6, 10:10

Applied Materials has introduced a high-resolution inline e-beam review (EBR) system. Applied has combined its scanning electron microscope (SEM) capabilities used in semiconductor device review with a large-scale display vacuum platform, resulting in an inline EBR technology that is "the fastest,...

E Ink Holdings, HTC, Palladio cooperate to develop smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals

Oct 5, 15:19

EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH), smartphone vendor HTC and Italy-based packaging solution provider Palladio Group have announced a jointly-developed smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals.

Smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals developed by EIH, HTC, Palladio

Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones in 2017

Oct 4, 14:01

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones worldwide in 2017, compared to 100 million units targeted for 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

AUO shifts focus of competition from capacity to commercial value, says chairman

Oct 3, 15:54

As China-based competitors keep expanding production capacities, Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) has been unable to maintain the status of being the globally third-largest LCD panel maker and therefore has shifted focus of competition from production capacity to commercial value of products, according...

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng at a company event on October 1

Equipment maker Foxsemicon vying for orders from OLED sector

Oct 3, 11:14

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, is vying for orders for automation equipment for OLED panel production, according to industry sources.

Samsung Display to decrease supply of notebook panels

Sep 30, 11:33

Samsung Display, following the sale of a 5G TFT-LCD factory to China-based Truly Opto-Electronics in 2015, will shut down another 5G factory in 2017. 5G factories mainly produce notebook-use panels, meaning Samsung Display's supply of notebook panels will continue to decrease.

Sharp buys back office building in Japan

Sep 29, 12:00

Sharp has spent JPY13.9 billion (US$138.07 million) to buy back an office building that was across the road from its old headquarters, and related land in Osaka, Japan. The transaction will be completed by October 11.

JDI may release shares to Sharp, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 28, 15:24

Japan Display (JDI), an LCD panel supplier for Apple, may release a portion of its shares to Sharp, now a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, allowing Foxconn to indirectly land display panel orders from Apple, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Apple increasing part and component orders for iPhone 7, say touch panel makers

Sep 28, 11:38

Apple has increased its part and component orders for iPhone 7 devices, with order visibility for the fourth quarter of 2016 to be 20-30% higher than expected, according to sources from Taiwan-based touch panel makers.

AMOLED to surpass a-Si LCD as leading technology for small- to medium-size displays in 2016, says IHS

Sep 27, 12:09

Revenues from active matrix (AM) small- to medium-size displays (9-inch or smaller), including TFT LCD, OLED, and electrophoretic displays (EPD), are expected to reach US$43.4 billion in 2016, according to IHS. Although revenue growth has been flat since 2015, small- to medium-size AMOLED display revenues...

Taiwan 2Q16 TFT-LCD production value up on quarter, down on year, says PIDA

Sep 26, 22:17

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers generated total production value of NT$164.135 billion (US$5.13 billion) in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 1.90% on quarter but decreasing 19.99% on year, according to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

SES-imagotag to acquire Pervasive Displays

Sep 26, 15:04

France-based SES-imagotag and Taiwan-based Pervasive Displays (PDi) have signed a deal under which SES-imagotag will acquire 100% of PDi, according to the companies.

E Ink to end LCM production

Sep 26, 11:00

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has disclosed that in order to reduce personnel cost, it will stop producing small- to medium-size LCD modules (LCMs) at its 2.5G factory in northern Taiwan at the beginning of October 2016, and devote it fully to technological R&D.

EverDisplay Optronics to set up 6G AMOLED factory, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 23, 16:04

China-based AMOLED panel maker EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) will invest CNY27.278 billion (US$4.09 billion) to set up a 6G AMOLED factory with monthly production capacity of 30,000 glass substrates, trial production scheduled for the end of 2018 and volume production of 1- to 13-inch panels to...

68.84 million large-size panels shipped globally in August, says WitsView

Sep 23, 11:59

There were 68.84 million large-size display panels shipped globally in August, increasing 9.3% on month, according to WitsView.

Entry-level smartphone panel prices hit record, says WitsView

Sep 22, 11:04

Prices for 4-inch WVGA and 4.5-inch FWVGA panels used in entry-level smartphones have risen by over 50% to record levels, according to WitsView.

GIS to set up high-end display, OLED touch module factory in China

Sep 22, 10:56

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) will invest CNY5 billion (US$750 million) in five years to set up a factory of high-end display panels and OLED touch modules in Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, western China, in an attempt to compete for orders for new iPhones to be...

AUO sells stake in Malaysia-based PV module maker

Sep 21, 11:02

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary AU Optronics Singapore Pte. has disposed of 1.129 billion common shares of AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based PV module maker established with US-based SunPower on a joint venture basis in 2010, at US$0.15...

China market: Oppo still ramping up component, panel orders, say sources

Sep 19, 13:50

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, which had its shipments impeded partially by tight supply of flat panels recently, has continued to ramp up its orders for parts and components, particularly panel products, as it still aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's...

Nippon Electric Glass to set up joint-venture in China

Sep 19, 11:19

Japan-based glass substrate maker Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) will cooperate with China-based Dongxu Optoelectronic Technology (DOT) to set up a glass substrate processing factory in Fuqing, southeastern China, on a joint venture basis, according to DOT.

Micro LED displays may be initially used in smart wearables, indoor PIDs, says firm

Sep 14, 15:58

While development of Micro LED display technology is not yet mature, it is likely to be initially applied to smartwatches and wrist bands as well as large-size indoor PIDs (public information displays), according to LEDinside.

Samsung Display to obtain 9.77% stake in joint venture 11G LCD factory in China

Sep 14, 12:14

China-based vendor TCL on September 13 announced that Samsung Display will invest CNY2.1 billion (US$314 million) for a 9.77% stake in an 11G TFT-LCD factory to be established in Shenzhen, southern China, on a joint venture basis with TCL's subsidiary China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) and...

Digitimes Research: Touch Taiwan 2016 becomes main stage for Taiwan display panel makers

Sep 12, 21:07

The exhibition at Touch Taiwan has been beyond touch panels and technology, for Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) showcased various display panels at the Touch Taiwan 2016...

Innolux reports on-year drop in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:44

LCD panel maker Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.062 billion (US$798.23 million) for August 2016, representing a 9.82% increase on month but a 9.86% drop on year.

TPK, GIS see significant sequential growth in August revenues

Sep 8, 11:38

Touch panel maker TPK Holding saw consolidated revenues of NT$10.048 billion (US$317 million) for August increase 35.43% on month but decrease 14.97% on year, while fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) had those of NT$6.389 billion growing 23.43% on month but falling 26.69% on year, according...

AUO large-size panel shipments rise 15% in August

Sep 8, 11:23

AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 10.38 million large-size LCD panels in August, rising 15% on month, while its small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 12.13 million, falling 5.6% sequentially.

Chunghwa Picture Tubes ship 35.59 million small- to medium-size panels in August

Sep 7, 12:34

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shipped 35.59 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in August, increasing 0.5% on month and 12.3% on year, according to the company.

Hydis Technologies cross licensing TFT-LCD patents with Tianma Micro-electronics

Sep 6, 12:01

EPD (electrophoretic) electronic paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) on September 1 announced that its South Korea-based subsidiary Hydis Technologies has signed with China-based Tianma Micro-electronics for cross licensing of patents concerning TFT-LCD.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan TFT-LCD panel makers focus on in-cell development on TDDI technology

Sep 5, 21:07

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), at the Touch Taiwan 2016 taking place in Taipei during August 24-26, showed that they are capable of producing in-cell touch panels based on TDDI (touch with display driver integration) technology featuring...

Innolux, AUO benefit from TV panel price hikes

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:08

Due to tight supply and Samsung Electronics' large demand, September quotes for 40- and 43-inch LCD TV panels have risen by over US$10 per panel from August and, as Innolux is the only producer of 40-inch LCD TV panels and AU Optronics (AUO) is a main one of 43-inch units, the two companies have benefited...

Digitimes Research: Global shipments of automotive display panels in 2015-2019 to rise at CAGR of 7.2%

Sep 2, 14:55

Due to increasing use of display panels in cars, global shipments of automotive display panels will increase from 157 million panels in 2015 to 207 million units in 2019, equivalent to a CAGR of 7.2%, according to Digitimes Research.

Innolux aims to ship 8-9 million automotive display panels in 2016

Sep 2, 11:32

Innolux has become an OEM of automotive display panels for Europe-based automobile makers including Mercedes Benz, BMW and Porsche and aims to ship 8-9 million such panels in 2016, according to the company.

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