LTPS to become mainstream in handset industry, says CEO of Taiwan Display
Aug 28, 14:36
LTPS-based panels currently account for 10% of handset shipments, but with Japan Display and China-based BOE's aggressive capacity expansions, LTPS panels are expected to become the mainstream in the handset industry in 2-3 years, according to chairman and CEO of Taiwan Display, a subsidiary of Japan...
Commentary: Ultra HD still dominating in high-end TV segment
Aug 27, 15:51
As TV vendors are looking to capture increased market shares in the TV market including the high-end segment, Ultra HD has become the mainstream choice for both TV vendors and panel makers due to the technology's quality, decreased pricing and improved yields.
Touch Taiwan: Corning to exhibit new display, glass products
Aug 26, 21:56
Corning will feature Corning Eagle XG Slim Glass for a-Si displays in addition to its Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, the world's first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass; and Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, designed especially for touch-enabled notebook displays, at Touch Taiwan 2014.
Touch Taiwan: AUO to exhibit new Ultra HD curved TV displays
Aug 26, 21:16
AUO will exhibit a full lineup of 42- to 85-inch Ultra HD curved LCD TV displays at Touch Taiwan 2014 featuring wide color gamut and boasting 4000R golden curvature. AUO's exhibition topics include Ultra HD curved LCD TV displays, public information displays, professional monitor displays, medical...
Quantum dot panel, lighting technology: Q&A with QD Vision
Aug 26, 16:16
With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display manufacturers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance. According to DisplaySearch, adoption of quantum dots (QDs) is expected to be highest in smartphone TFT LCD displays, as pricing is dependent on the area...
Large-size panel demand increases in 2Q14 but likely to falter in 3Q14
Aug 21, 16:00
Large-area TFT panel shipments reached a record high of 37.7 million meters squared in second-quarter 2014, driven by the shift to larger sizes in all applications. Shipments of 9.1-inch and larger TFT panels rose 3% on year to 181 million, led by LCD TV panel shipments, which reached a record high...
Taiwan science parks 1H14 revenues up 0.14% on year, says MOST
Aug 21, 11:57
The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.065 trillion (US$35.48 billion) in first-half 2014, growing 0.14% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Worldwide large TFT-LCD panel supply area to increase 6% in 2014, says MIC
Aug 20, 14:10
Worldwide large TFT-LCD panel supply area is anticipated to reach 136.7 million square meters in 2014, up 6% on year, according to MIC. Growth momentum is expected to come mainly from the additional production capacity of several new 8.5G lines, including the maximum level of production capacity expansion...
CSOT to raise US$926 million in new 8.5G facilities, says report
Aug 19, 15:18
China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has announced it is issuing new shares to raise roughly CNY5.7 billion (US$926.87 million) in funding to construct new 8.5G facilities in anticipation of increased demand for OLED and TFT-LCD panels in the China market, according to a report from the China...
In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says NPD
Aug 15, 15:49
As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is weakening. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain report, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in the first half of 2014, while combined...
HannStar Display nets NT$0.24 per share for 2Q14
Aug 15, 11:14
TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has released its second-quarter 2014 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$6.135 billion (US$205 million), gross margin of 24.21%, net operating profit of NT$648 million, net profit of NT$705 million and net EPS of NT$0.24.
BOE, LG display reportedly to adjust panel production
Aug 15, 11:00
China-based panel maker BOE Technology, in view of slow growth in global tablet sales, will appropriate a portion of its tablet panel production capacity for making notebook and TV panels, while LG Display will shift part of its notebook panel capacity to produce smartphone and industrial-use panels...
Giantplus suffers loss for 2Q14
Aug 13, 11:21
Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology recorded net loss of NT$27.7 million (US$923,000) and net loss per share of NT$0.06 for the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to losses from foreign exchange, according to the company.
Innolux, AUO facing tough battle in UHD TV panel market
Aug 12, 11:35
Taiwan-based Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are looking to increase Ultra HD TV panel shipments and their global shares in the market segment in second-half 2014, but the goal is not easy to attain because their production capacities are fully occupied and it is difficult to increase output, according...
Digitimes Research: Innolux tops 5 panel makers in 2Q14 profitability
Aug 11, 14:54
Taiwan-based Innolux, among fellow makers AU Optronics, Samsung Display, LG Display and Sharp, recorded the highest net profit margin for the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to large increases in shipments of Ultra HD TV panels and notebook panels, according to Digitimes Research.
TSMC July revenues hit all-time high
Aug 11, 11:21
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its revenues hit a record high of NT$64.93 billion (US$2.16 billion) in July, increasing 7.6% sequentially and 24.6% on year.
AUO reports increased July revenues
Aug 7, 15:45
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$35.761 billion for July 2014, up by 4.9% sequentially and 8.3% on year.
Panel makers hope for emerging demand for On-Cell touch panels in 2H14
Aug 7, 14:00
Taiwan-based panel makers originally expected demand for in-house-produced On-Cell touch panels to take off in the first half of 2014 but actually fell short of expectations. Hopes now are that demand will emerge in the second half as international and China-based vendors will launch 4G smartphones...
CPT July revenues decrease
Aug 7, 10:51
TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.418 billion (US$147 million) for July, decreasing 6.35% sequentially and 12.85% on year, and January-July consolidated revenues totaled NT$33.262 billion, up 1.45% on year.
Makers developing high-resolution smartphone panels
Aug 6, 11:14
While many high-end smartphone models are equipped with Full HD touch screens, panel makers are developing panels of higher resolution, such as 2K and recently even Ultra HD (4K), for use in smartphones, according to industry sources in Taiwan.