AUO expects significant growth in 2Q16, says chairman
Apr 29, 15:42
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) saw operations rebound in March mainly due to emerging demand arising from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil and the early May holiday sales period in the China market. AUO's business in the second quarter will significantly increase on quarter, chairman...
TPK reports operating loss for 1Q16
Apr 29, 15:37
Touchscreen solution provider TPK Holding has posted consolidated revenues of NT$21.239 billion (US$653 million), gross margin of 4.67%, net operating loss of NT$357 million, net profit of NT$52 million and net EPS of NT$0.15 for the first quarter of 2016.
AUO reports NT$5.58 billion in net loss for 1Q16
Apr 28, 14:37
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported a net loss of NT$5.58 billion (US$172.53 million) for the first quarter of 2016 on consolidated revenues of NT$71.14 billion, which represents a sequential decline of 14.7%.
Corning reports loss for 1Q16
Apr 27, 15:48
Corning has reported a net loss of US$368 million for the first quarter of 2016, compared to net profit of US$407 million for the same period a year ago. First-quarter 2016 net sales reached US$2.05 billion, down from US$2.27 billion in the same quarter of 2015.
CSOT to set up 11G panel fab, say reports
Apr 15, 11:06
China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) will invest CNY50 billion (US$7.74 billion) to set up an 11G TFT-LCD panle factory in Shenzhen, southern China, for production of large-size TV panels including 45- and 66-inch units, according to China-based media reports.
China-based Jiangxi Holitech to ship 6-8 million e-labels in 2016
Apr 15, 10:49
China-based display module and touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology expects to ship 6-8 million electronic labels (e-labels) and 10-12 million electronic label modules in 2016, with e-paper supplied by Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings, according to the company.
LCD TV panels see rising demand and prices in 2Q16
Apr 14, 14:19
With LCD TV brand vendors including Samsung Electronics and China-based Skyworth aggressively pulling in panel orders for the second quarter, demand has been picking up recently, especially from the large-size LCD TV market. Increasing demand has also helped LCD TV panel prices to recover.
AUO, Innolux see March shipments grow sequentially
Apr 11, 11:06
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 9.55 million large-size panels used in TVs, monitors and notebooks and 14.74 million small- to medium-size units in March, increasing 35.0% and 26.6% respectively on month. Fellow maker Innolux said its March shipments of 7.96 million...
LTPS is common platform for TFT-LCD, OLED, says Japan Display CTO
Apr 8, 15:52
While TFT-LCD technology and OLED technology have respective advantages in production cost and application, LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) technology provides back panels for each and is therefore a common platform for the two technologies, according to CTO Hiroyuki Ohshima for Japan-based panel maker...
BOE Technology chairman proposes survival law for panel industry
Apr 8, 15:35
Wang Dongsheng, chairman for China-based TFT-LCD panel maker BOE Technology, has proposed a survival law for the panel industry, that is, with prices remaining unchanged, makers should improve the performance of products at least twice every three years. Otherwise they will be unable to survive market...
Samsung Display actively developing AMOLEDs, says executive
Apr 8, 15:31
Samsung Display has been making efforts to develop AMOLED panels for various application, including cooperation with strategic partners to develop upstream materials and manufacturing equipment, in a bid to enlarge its lead in AMOLED technology, according to company executive vice president Kim Sung-chul...
CPT March panel shipments up on month, down on year
Apr 8, 12:20
TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) shipped 74,000 large-size panels and 33.88 million small- to medium-size units in March, with the former increasing 22.2% on month but decreasing 40.6% on year and the latter growing 6.4% but declining 9.8% respectively, according to the company.
iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals
Apr 7, 21:16
A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...
TPK revenues drop on year in March
Stockwatch - Apr 6, 16:07
TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.907 billion (US$213.01 million) for March 2016, representing a 27.63% increase on month and 34.88% drop on year.
Sharp may outsource mass production to Innolux, says Foxconn chairman
Apr 6, 14:56
Sharp, following Foxconn Electronics' stake investment, will focus R&D and production on panels involving cutting-edge technologies, while Innolux, a member of the Foxconn Group, will maintain large volume production. Sharp is likely to outsource mass production to Innolux, according to Foxconn...
Digitimes Research: Foxconn to focus investment in Sharp on developing OLED
Apr 1, 14:55
Of Foxconn Electronics' stake investment of JPY388.812 billion (US$3.42 billion) in Sharp, JPY200 billion is earmarked for OLED technology and this means that Foxconn's main motivation of the investment is to develop OLED technology, with production of small-size OLED panels for use in smartphones...
Foxconn Group to invest JPY388.812 billion in Sharp
Mar 30, 22:13
Foxconn Electronics, its Cayman Islands-registered subsidiary Foxconn (Far East), Singapore-based Foxconn Technology Pte. and SIO International Holdings will together acquire 3.282 billion new common shares to be issued by Sharp to expand paid-in capital at JPY88 per share and a total price of JPY388.812...
Young Fast Optoelectronics reports loss for 2015
Mar 24, 11:36
Touch panel maker Young Fast Optoelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.217 billion (US$67.5 million), net loss of NT$2.634 billion and net loss per share of NT$17.36 for 2015.
Digitimes Research: LG Display expanding AMOLED capacity
Mar 23, 14:58
LG Display has decided to invest KRW10 trillion (US$8.63 billion) over the next three years to expand its AMOLED production capacity, mainly to set up P10 factory which can house more than six AMOLED production lines, according to Digitimes Research.
HannStar Display to raise additional capital
Stockwatch - Mar 23, 10:57
TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display will raise additional paid-in capital by issuing up to 700 million new shares for either public sale or private placement, according to the company.
Giantplus 2015 gross margin hits 7-year high
Mar 22, 11:19
Small- to medium-size LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has released its 2015 financial report, reporting gross margin of 11.27%, the highest annual level since 2009.
Foxconn says negotiations with Sharp continue
Stockwatch - Mar 22, 11:08
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) saying its negotiations with Sharp over a takeover deal continue, in response to various media reports indicating the company is seeking to reduce the price it would pay for Sharp by up...
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals ho-hum refresh, says IHS
Mar 17, 22:26
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about US$255 to build. The US version of the Galaxy S7 with 32GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$249.55, which rises to US$255.05 when the manufacturing cost is added, according to results from the...
Innolux sees decreased February revenues
Mar 9, 15:39
Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.627 billion (US$498 million) for February 2016, dropping 21.14% on month and 38.89% on year, and NT$37.713 billion for January-February, falling 40.38% on year.
DNP and E Ink announce partnership
Mar 9, 12:28
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) and E Ink Holdings have announced a strategic partnership to co-develop and co-market products using E Ink epaper. DNP will leverage its strong sales network in Japan to expand business by developing products targeted at the marketing and sales promotion segment of the retail...
CPT, HannStar Display sees decreased February revenues
Mar 9, 10:57
TFT-LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.796 billion (US$83.7 million) and NT$1.016 billion respectively, with the former decreasing 18.34% on month and 26.64% on year and the latter declining 27.73% and 24.34%.
AUO reports decreased revenues for February
Mar 8, 15:04
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenue of NT$20.57 billion for February 2016, down by 15.3% month-over-month and 27.5% year-over-year.
TPK sees decreased February revenues
Mar 7, 10:53
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.412 billion (US$162 million) for February, dipping 39.33% on month and 25.89% on year.