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OLED unlikely to replace LCD, says GLT chairman

May 27, 11:22

While OLED panels are seeing increasing use in smartphones and have been adopted for TVs, the technology is unlikely to replace TFT-LCD panels and therefore makers of light guide plates for LCD panels will not see major impacts, said chairman Lee Man-hsiang of light guide plate maker Global Lighting...

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AUO presents AMOLED technology at SID Display Week 2016

May 26, 10:56

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will present technical papers concerning AMOLED technology at SID's Display Week 2016 taking place in San Francisco during May 22-27, according to the company.

E Ink Holdings unveils color e-paper display

May 25, 11:39

EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has unveiled advanced color e-paper (ACeP), the first e-paper model capable of color display without using color filters, with initial application targeting digital signage, according to company chairman and CEO Frank Ko.

GIS expects MegaSite to take up over 50% of 2016 consolidated revenues

May 25, 11:26

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) in October 2015 launched MegaSite total touch solutions that integrate touch sensors, LCD modules and laminating process, and expects the revenue proportion for MegaSite to exceed 50% in 2016, according to company president Chou Hsien-ying.

EverDisplay Optronics competing with Samsung Display for AMOLED orders

May 23, 11:15

China-based EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) has been competing with Samsung Display for AMOLED panel orders, according to Taiwan-based component makers.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship over 52.6 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2Q16

May 20, 09:15

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display will together ship 52.647 million large-size (above 9-inch) panels in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 6.5% on quarter but decreasing 9.1% on year and accounting for 32.9% of global...

Commentary: Foxconn moves one step further to become brand operator

May 20, 09:10

The move by the Foxconn Group to take up control of two global technology brands, Sharp and Nokia, in less than two months has raised concerns that the EMS/OEM giant will eventually transform itself into a brand operator - a title which Foxconn has long dreamed for but has to deny.

AMOLED impact to remain slight in next 2-3 years, says EIH

May 18, 11:16

AMOLED will bring negative impact on FFS (fringe field switching) wide-angle LCD display technology but the impact will be slight over the next 2-3 years, according to EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH).

Digitimes Research: China panel makers show upcoming 6G LTPS production at CITE 2016

May 17, 20:59

China-based display panel makers BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics, at the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2016 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 8-10, focused on their 6G LTPS production lines which will come into operation soon, according...

Global AMOLED annual capacity to reach 5.9 million square meters in 2016, says WitsView

May 17, 11:56

Global annual production capacity for small- to medium-size AMOLED panels (mostly for smartphones) will reach 5.9 million square meters, growing 16.5% on year, and will keep increasing to 14.4 million square meters in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of 30% during 2015-2019, according to WitsVi...

Digitimes Research: Sharp transformation hinges on synergy

May 16, 22:31

Sharp has published financial report for fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), recording consolidated revenues of JPY2,461.5 billion (US$22.6 billion), net operating loss of JPY161.9 billion and net loss of JPY255.9 billion, and Sharp's future transformation to improve business operations hinges...

Innolux, HannStar Display, CPT suffer net losses in 1Q16

May 16, 10:49

Panel makers Innolux, HannStar Display and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) suffered a net loss per share of NT$0.86, NT$0.28 and NT$0.44 for the first quarter of 2016, according to the companies.

Innolux to step into IGZO TFT-LCD production

May 16, 10:44

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux is remodeling a 5G and 6G a-Si TFT-LCD factory to produce 8- to 12-inch IGZO TFT-LCD panels with initial monthly capacity of 20,000 glass substrates. Production is scheduled to kick off at the end of 2016 or the first quarter of 2017, according to the company.

Panel demand picking up, say IC firms

May 13, 09:57

Short lead-time orders for small-size panels are flowing in while orders for large-size panels have been picking up. Taiwan-based analog IC and LCD driver IC firms are expected to post revenue growth in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

LED driver IC firm Macroblock 1Q16 profits increase

May 11, 21:18

LED driver IC specialist Macroblock has reported net profits of NT$45.46 million (US$1.4 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up significantly from profits of NT$17.08 million in the prior quarter and only NT$0.44 million a year earlier.

Digitimes Research: China makers showcase Ultra HD TV panels at CITE 2016

May 11, 14:41

At the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2016 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 8-10, China-based TFT-LCD panel makers focused on exhibiting Ultra HD TV panels, including BOE Technology's 98-inch 7680 by 4320 (8kx4k) model and 82-inch 10240 by 4320 (10kx4k), according to Digitimes Res...

Innolux April revenues up on month, down on year

May 9, 21:25

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux on May 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.935 billion (US$646 million) for April, growing 11.93% on month but dropping 35.38% on year, and those of NT$77.352 billion for January-April, dipping 41.65% on year.

HannStar Display April revenues down on year

Stockwatch - May 9, 14:43

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.206 billion (US$37.2 million) for April, increasing 2.66% on month but decreasing 18.65% on year, and those of NT$4.802 billion for January-April slipped 29.09% on year.

AUO steps up production for flat bezel-less, curved-surface TV panels

May 9, 14:40

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has revealed it started production of flat bezel-less TV panels in first-quarter 2016 and has become the globally second largest producer of curved-surface TV panels. It said it aims at a global market share of 30% for the former and over 30% for the latter.

AUO sees April revenues drop

May 6, 15:15

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced consolidated revenues for April 2016 reached NT$25.81 billion (US$796.61 million), down 1.7% on month and 15.5% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 49.42 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 1Q16

May 4, 21:32

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 49.42 million large-size (9-inch and above) panels during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 17.8% on quarter and 17.9% on year and accounting for 33% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

AUO to recruit 3,000 employees in Taiwan

May 4, 11:11

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has said it will recruit 1,000 engineers and 2,000 other workers in this year for the operation of its new production capacity in Taiwan.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 1Q16 shipments of small- to medium-size panels

May 3, 21:21

Taiwan-based makers shipped 270.477 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in the first quarter of 2016, slipping 4.8% on quarter and 6.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng

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.

TPK Holding president and CEO Michael Chung

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.

Global LCD TV panel capacity in 2Q16 to grow 8.8%, says Sigmaintell

Apr 27, 12:01

Global production capacity for LCD TV panels in the second quarter of 2016 will reach 42.6 million square meters, increasing 8.8% on quarter, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Parade teams up with Samsung to develop eDP timing controllers for AMOLED panels

Apr 26, 14:23

Parade Technologies has announced a collaboration with Samsung Display to deliver AMOLED panels for the tablet and notebook markets. Parade, which supplies eDP timing controllers (Tcons) for both tablet and notebook display panels, worked together with Samsung Display to developed the DP699 Tcon which...

Samsung Display leads in 1Q16 smartphone panel shipment, says Sigmaintell

Apr 25, 10:50

Samsung Display was largest maker of smartphone panels, shipping more than 80 million panels, in the first quarter of 2016, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

E Ink offers 2.9-inch e-paper ultra-thin display turnkey solution

Apr 18, 11:28

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has developed a 2.9-inch e-paper ultra-thin display turnkey solution, according to the company.

E Ink 2.9-inch e-paper ultra-thin display turnkey solution

Slowing notebook replacement cycle leading to higher resolution displays, says IHS

Apr 15, 15:51

The global notebook display market fell 23% on year in the first quarter of 2016, according to IHS. Due to the low profitability of high definition (HD) notebook panels, panel makers have begun to decrease production, in favor of Full HD (FHD) panels. FHD panels are therefore expected to enjoy high...

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.

Digitimes Research: Foxconn looks to create synergy between Sharp, SDP and Innolux

Apr 14, 14:40

Foxconn Electronics will invest JPY388.812 billion (US$3.42 billion) for a 66.00% stake in Sharp and one of the key challenges is how it can create a synergy between Sakai Display Products (SDP), Sharp and Innolux to hike combined profitability for panels output.

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.

Digitimes Research: Global shipments of handset-, tablet-use touch panels in 1Q16 down sequentially

Apr 11, 21:23

There were an estimated 371.360 million handset-use touch panels and 48.849 million touch panels used in smaller-than 11-inch tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 15.0% and 29.0% respectively on quarter, while the global shipments of 6.836 million notebook-use touch...

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...

Japan Display seeking panel orders for notebooks, tablets and 2-in-1s

Apr 7, 21:10

Japan Display has had its sales team solicit panel orders from Lenovo, Huawei Technologies and Asustek Computer for notebook, tablet and 2-in-1s , according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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 actively develop AMOLED via investment in Sharp

Apr 6, 11:56

A main motivation of Foxconn Electronics' investment in Sharp is to develop AMOLED panels mainly for use in smartphones, for Foxconn is a global leader in the smartphone OEM sector, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Foxconn investment to enhance Sharp competitiveness in panel market

Apr 6, 11:52

Having taken control of Sharp, Foxconn Electronics will obtain Sharp-developed panel technologies including Oxide TFT-LCD, IGZO TFT-LCD, LTPS TFT-LCD and AMOLED. It is also expected to strengthen Sharp's global competitiveness against Samsung Display and LG Display in OLED smartphone and TV applications,...

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...

E Ink Holdings focusing development on non-ebook applications

Apr 1, 11:06

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has shifted its focus to electronic labeling, auxiliary smartphone screens, smart wearable devices, exterior display boards and electronic display panels, the company said at a March 31 investors conference.

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