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  • Taiwan June export value down on month, year, says MOF

    Bits + chips | Jul 7, 21:59

  • Foxconn slows down investment in Vietnam

    IT + CE - Newswatch | Jul 7, 21:57

  • KYEC posts slight revenue growth in June

    Bits + chips | Jul 7, 21:55

  • AUO reports June shipment figures

    Displays | Jul 7, 21:54

  • Windows 10 unlikely to hiking PC demand, say Taiwan ODMs

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 21:48

  • Taiwan June export value down, says MOF

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 21:45

  • Digitimes Research: Shipments of Intel CPU-based Android tablets to decline in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 21:45

  • China market: Asustek bullish about smartphone sales in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 21:44

  • Hulk Energy Technology obtains Fraunhofer ISE certification for CIGS thin-film PV modules

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:58

  • Supply chains prepping for new fingerprint recognition smartphones

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:57

  • Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to deploy 2,600 4G base stations

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:57

  • Epistar June revenues lowest in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:57

  • Aurora June revenues up

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:55

  • Samsung Display to shift 48-inch TV panel production to 49-inch units

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:52

  • Primax Electronics hits record revenues for June

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:52

  • Thinking June sales increase 3.8%

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:51

  • Demand in Russia rebounding, say Taiwan PC, server players

    Before Going to Press | Jul 7, 20:50

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LG Display launches lighter and slimmer LCD panels with advanced In-Cell touch technology for notebooks

Jul 7, 16:08

LG Display has announced it will start mass production of advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) panels for notebooks, which will make the devices drastically slimmer and lighter, in the second half of 2015.

AU Optronics reports revenues for June 2015

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 16:06

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.56 billion (US$986 million) for June 2015, representing a 2.06% drop on month and 10.37% drop on year.

Panel pricing on the decline for July, says DisplaySearch

Jul 7, 15:22

Panel pricing for various segments has been on the decline and will continue to drop in July, according to DisplaySearch. Due to the US dollar and the Greek debt crisis, monitor brands are adjusting channel inventories, which piled up during the first half of 2015 because demand was weak. Also, most...

Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders

Jul 7, 15:05

As shipments of Samsung Electronics smartphones have been lower-than-expected in the market, Samsung Display has suffered in handset panel shipments and therefore has reduced pricing to various customers including Microsoft to help orders rebound.

LG expected to invest over US$800 million in new OLED facilities

Jul 6, 22:07

Korea media reports are stating LG Display will invest over US$800 million to construct new small- to medium-size OLED display production facilities.

Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

Jul 6, 21:53

Solomon Systech has announced the expansion of its passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) driver family with a new product, SSD1317, which targets the rapidly growing wearables market.

Giantplus reports June 2015 performance

Jul 6, 21:51

Giantplus Technologies has reported its June 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$931 million (US$30 million), up 0.4% on month and down 19.1% on year. For the second quarter, the company's revenues increased 11.5% sequentially to NT$2.83 billion. For the first half of 2015, revenues dropped 28.68%...

TPK sees June revenues drop

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 16:04

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.816 billion (US$349.68 million) for June 2015, representing a 0.57% drop on month and 32.09% drop on year.

Taiwan panel makers focusing on niche products to stay afloat

Jul 6, 15:48

Taiwan makers are continuing to feel the heat from China makers' panel capacity expansion, and are still using product differentiation strategies to compete.

43-inch TV panels becoming new dominant size

Jul 6, 14:55

LG Display and AU Optronics (AUO) are continuing to see steady shipments for 43-inch TV panels, and have seen the panel size surpass shipments of 42-inch units over the last year.

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Samsung to mass produce mirror and transparent OLED displays in 2015, say reports

Jul 3, 16:08

Samsung Display will mass produce mirror and transparent OLED displays at its A2 line by the end of 2015, according to a new report from Korea-based Digital Times.

Taiwan panel makers further down-talk merger possibilities

Jul 3, 12:17

Top representatives from both AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux have further commented there is currently no likelihood the two will merge due to differentiation in market strategy, technology, patents and management.

Korea panel makers see reserves hit 3-year high, says report

Jul 3, 11:13

Korea panel makers have seen their reserves reach a three-year high in the first half of 2015, and have conservative views for demand in the second half of 2015, accroding to a media report.

LCD monitor shipments drop in 2Q15, says WitsView

Jul 2, 22:18

Global LCD monitor shipments dropped 2% on quarter to 30.10 million in the second quarter of 2015, according to statistics from WitsView.

Digitimes Research: China makers expanding production for wearable displays

Jul 2, 20:48

In an effort to secure flexible display orders from China-based wearables vendors, China's panel makers are increasing investments in AMOLED and PMOLED technologies, with aim of increasing production and securing more market share in early 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple considering Samsung for Apple Watch OLED supply, says report

Jul 2, 14:57

Apple will reportedly receive OLED displays from Samsung Electronics for the next Apple Watch, according to Korea media source Digital Daily.

CSOT expects new 6G facilities to enter mass production in 1Q17

Jul 1, 22:02

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) is ahead of schedule towards completion of new 6G facilities in Wuhan, China, estimating they will enter mass production in the first quarter of 2017.

China market: HD leads over Full HD in May smartphone sales, says firm

Jul 1, 21:55

In May 2015, 32.6% of smartphone sales in China were for HD units while 21.4% were for Full HD, according to a new report from Sigmaintell Consulting.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers hold advantage for wearable PMOLED orders

Jul 1, 20:04

Despite Taiwan makers lagging behind Korea and Japan in TFT LCD and AMOLED panel technologies, the makers have advantages for producing PMOLED and EPD products used in wearable devices.

Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels

Jul 1, 11:50

Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory levels of these products have piled up due to its tumbling share in the global smartphone market, according to...

Global LCD TV panel shipments reach 22.45 million in May

Newswatch - Jun 30, 15:31

Global LCD TV panel shipments reached 22.45 million in May 2015, up 8.1% on year and up 2.7% on month, according to several China media reports quoting Sigmaintell Consulting. The shipments produced 10.04 million square meters in panel surface area shipped, up 10.1% on year and up 1.9% on month.

JTouch continues to see steady demand for metal mesh products

Jun 29, 22:07

Touch panel maker JTouch expects orders for metal mesh products to increase into the third quarter of 2015 when the company also expects revenues to climb 10% on quarter.

4K TV panel shipments grow nearly 60% in 2Q15

Jun 29, 21:20

Ultra HD (4K) TV panel shipments reached just over nine million in the second quarter of 2015, up 58% on quarter, for a total of 14.7 million in the first half of 2015, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Windows 10 not prompting new notebook panel surge, say makers

Jun 29, 15:18

Despite the busy season in the notebook segment approaching coupled with the upcoming release of Windows 10, notebook panel makers are currently not seeing demand increase despite previous market expectations.

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on notebook panel market

Apple may switch to OLED displays for iPhone, reports Korea media

Jun 26, 15:37

Rumors published by the media in South Korea are stating that Apple is considering switching to OLED displays for iPhones shipping as early as 2018.

Samsung female employee proportion rises to 42% in 2014

Jun 26, 14:33

The proportion of female employees globally at Samsung Electronics reached 42% in 2014. For operations in South Korea, 27% of total employees are female while in operations abroad female employees account for 49%, according to various media reports from Korea.

HKC expects new 8.5G fab to enter production in 1Q17

Jun 26, 11:37

China-based display solution maker HKC recently signed an agreement with the Chongqing government to invest CNY12 billion (US$1.92 billion) in a new 8.5G fab that will go into production ahead of schedule in the quarter of 2017.

Panel pricing on the decline in June, says firm

Jun 24, 20:04

TV panels sized 32-inch have seen a relatively sharp price decline in June, with a drop-off around US$2-$4, according to WitsView. Korea-based panel makers have slashed prices for their 32-inch panels, prompting their China-based competitors BOE and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) to do...

Digitimes Research: 8K solutions to start appearing in 2018

Jun 23, 15:37

Panel makers aim to tackle the 8K market starting 2018 when Japan will offer various channel transmissions in 8K, and the World Cup is held in Russia. Demand will continue to grow around 2020 when major sporting events will be held in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

CPT encouraged to merge with Innolux; chairman says he is confident about company outlook

Jun 23, 14:54

Rumors in Taiwan's media are spreading that Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shareholders are strongly encouraging the company to merge with Taiwan-based Innolux in an effort to remain profitable after facing continued losses.

CPT chairman Lin Wei-shan talks about company outlook for 2015

CPT 6G China facilities to focus on 4K niche products

Jun 22, 16:08

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) subsidiary CPT Technology expects new 6G facilities in Fujian, China to enter construction in the third quarter of 2015 and later enter mass production in the second half of 2017 for producing small- to medium-size panels in addition to 20- to 32-inch Ultra HD (4K) niche...

CPT president talks about company developments

Panel pricing showing declines in June, says DisplaySearch

Jun 22, 15:23

Panel pricing has continued to drop in June 2015. According to DisplaySearch, monitor panel prices have dropped over US$1 because there is still excess supply and monitor panel production is gradually increasing. Entering the traditional hot season, monitor panel production is less profitable as it...

BOE responsible for nearly 1/3 of 23.6-inch TV panel shipments in 1H15

Jun 18, 11:55

Despite Innolux's attempts to completely dominate the 23.6-inch TV panel segment, BOE has stepped up its presence and was responsible for approximately one million of the 3.2 million units shipped in the first half of 2015, according to supply chain sources.

LCD TV panel shipments increase 9% on year in May

Jun 18, 10:22

LCD TV panel shipments in May totaled 22.72 million, up 4% on month and up 9% on year. Ultra HD (4K) TV panel shipments meanwhile had a 2% monthly decline from 3.1 million in April to three million in May, which also represented a drop in penetration from 14.4% to 13.6%.

Sharp begins mass production of In-cell touch displays for smartphones

Jun 17, 13:51

Sharp has announced it has begun mass-production of in-cell type touch displays for smartphones as of June 2015.

LG to mass produce OLED displays for broadcast monitors in 2016

Jun 16, 21:25

LG Display expects to mass produce OLED displays for use in broadcast-type monitors in 2016, according to Korea media reports.

Japan Display aims to hold 30-40% share in high-end smartphone panel market in 5 years

Jun 16, 15:41

Japan Display (JDI) aims to hold a 30-40% market share in the high-end smartphone panel market five years from now, according to various media reports in Taiwan that quoted company COO Shuji Aruga at a recent press conference.

4K TV panel shipments reach 3 million in April 2015, says IHS

Jun 16, 15:24

Ultra HD (4K) LCD TV panel shipments continue to rise, driven by forces on both the supply side and the demand side. Shipments of 4K TV panels in April 2015 exceeded three million units for the first time, comprising 14% of all TV panels shipped globally during the month, according to IHS. Of all TV...

Commentary: Panel makers focus on product differentiation

Jun 16, 15:14

Global demand for LCD monitors, notebooks and tablets is on the decline, while demand for LCD TVs is stable. For smartphones, their market is still growing, but the pace of growth is slowing growth. Demand for automotive panels is growing but such panels require high quality and certification takes...

Photonics Festival in Taiwan set to begin

Jun 15, 22:21

The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei during June 16-18, with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest optoelectronics technologies and development trends from the optoelectronics industries and featuring 1,011 booths to attract more than 30,000 visitors from over 40...

The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei

TPK expects 30% increase in 3Q15 revenues

Jun 15, 15:38

Following an expected 15-30% sequential decline in revenues for the second quarter of 2015, TPK expects its revenues to rebound 30% on quarter in the third quarter driven by demand for wearables, curved applications and fingerprint detection module orders.

GIS begins trading on Taiwan Stock Exchange

Jun 15, 13:56

General Interface Solution (GIS) as of June 12 opened for trading at NT$98 (US$3.25) per share on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Digitimes Research: Samsung push toward AMOLED affecting local touch panel makers

Jun 12, 14:58

As Samsung Electronics is expected to continue pushing AMOLED panels into mid-range handsets it will continue to decrease orders for touch panels equipped with LCD panels in 2015, which in turn is expected to affect Korea makers' revenues and profits during the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Corning and Tianma announce new developments

Jun 11, 22:00

Corning and Tianma Micro-Electronics Group have announced Tianma's selection of Corning Lotus NXT Glass for its two new LTPS display panels. Tianma successfully incorporated Lotus NXT Glass into its 5.46-inch and 4.97-inch Full HD products. Tianma creates LTPS panels for use in high-resolution smartphones...

LG reaches over 65% yields for 4K OLED TV panels, says report

Jun 11, 21:55

LG Display has reached 65% yields for its Ultra HD (4K) OLED TV panels and expects the percentage to increase to over 85% by the end of 2015, according to a report from Korea-based ET News.

Digitimes Research: China small- to mid-size AMOLED capacity to grow 373% by 2017

Jun 11, 14:24

China makers' production capacity for small- to medium-size AMOLED panels is expected to increase 373% in 2017 compared with what it is in 2015 as makers continue to invest in new facilities and capacity expansion, according to Digitimes Research.

Giantplus expects to see 10% revenue increase in 2Q15

Jun 10, 21:27

Following adjustments with Giantplus Technologies' product portfolio coupled with increased emphasis on niche products, the company expects to see revenues increase 10% on quarter in the second quarter of 2015.

In-cell bottlenecks holding Apple back from advancing iPhone features

Jun 10, 15:28

Apple is in discussions over whether to go back to G/G glass instead of in-cell technology for future iPhone devices as the technology currently is struggling with various production bottlenecks that are preventing Apple from adding new features as well as increasing resolutions, according to supply...

CPT, Giantplus showing steep revenue declines for January-May 2015

Jun 9, 14:37

Taiwan-based Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has announced its May 2015 revenues totaled NT$3.717 billion (US$114.97 million), down 10.3% on month and down 21% on year.

Innolux evaluating setting up new panel facilities in India

Jun 8, 22:01

As Foxconn is reportedly planning to invest in a number of LCD TV production plants in India, Innolux is currently evaluating whether it will take similar measures for setting up panel facilities, according to company chairman Tuan Hsing-chien.

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