Panasonic to produce OLED-equivalent LCD panels
Nov 30, 21:44
Panasonic on November 28 announced that it has developed LCD panels with a contrast of one million-to-one and display quality equivalent to that of OLED panels. Panasonic will begin sampling in January 2017 and start production of 10- to 100-inch models specifically for use in medical care and automotive...
E Ink Holdings unable to resume operations of Hydis factory
Nov 29, 15:12
EPD (electrophoretic display) electronic paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH), in response to ex-Hydis Technologies employees protesting for the reopening of Hydis' factory in South Korea, indicated that production lines at the factory have been declared obsolete, and resuming operations would be absolutely...
LCD TV panel makers set lower shipment target for 2017, IHS Markit says
Nov 28, 16:38
Restructuring of older display fabs, migration to larger-sized LCD TV panels and business strategy adjustments are some of the factors prompting LCD TV panel manufacturers to set a conservative shipment goal of 258.4 million units in 2017, a 1.2% decline from 2016, according to IHS Markit.
E Ink cooperates with Dalian DKE in China
Nov 24, 10:18
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH), through its China-based small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and e-paper subsidiary maker Transcend Optronics, on November 23 signed a strategic pact with Dalian DKE LCD, a China-based maker of industrial LCD panels and modules, to promote e-paper applications in...
BOE Technology plans to start production at 10.5G factory in 2Q18
Nov 21, 22:57
China-based panel maker BOE Technology began construction of a 10.5th-generation (10.5G) TFT-LCD factory with monthly production capacity of 90,000 glass substrates in northern China in December 2015 and plans to kick off production in the second quarter of 2018, according to the company.
AUO 6G China fab obtains LEED Platinum Certification
Nov 18, 12:14
AU Optronics's (AUO) newly unveiled 6G LTPS LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, has obtained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council, according to the company.
E Ink expects drop in 4Q16 revenues
Nov 16, 11:45
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 to decrease on quarter because shipments peaked in the third quarter, the company said at a November 15 investors conference.
JOLED to offer prototype printed OLED panels, says Nikkei
Nov 15, 14:42
JOLED, a Japan-based panel maker established in January 2015 through combining Pansonic's and Sony's OLED business units, will offer prototype printed OLED panels initially for use in medical monitors and commercial displays in the first half of 2017, according to Japan-based Nikkei.
GIS 3Q16 operations turn profitable
Nov 14, 10:21
Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) generated net operating profit of NT$1.152 billion (US$36.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from net operating loss of NT$379.7 million posted in the preceding quarter.
Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president
Nov 10, 14:47
LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...
Innolux October panel shipments down sequentially
Nov 9, 14:45
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux has disclosed it shipped 9.71 million large-size panels and 18.65 million small- to medium-size units in October, declining 6.3% and 1.5% respectively on month.
HannStar small- to mid-size panel shipments rise in October
Nov 9, 11:27
HannStar Display has disclosed it shipped 41.831 million small- to medium-size LCD panels as well as 194,000 large-size units and own-brand LCD monitors in October, with the former growing 31.8% on month and the latter dropping 4.1%.
AUO panel shipments shrink in October
Nov 8, 14:42
AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 9.40 million large-size LCD panels and 11.59 million small- to medium-size ones in October, shrinking 4.8% and 10.9% respectively on month.
Giantplus reports profits for January-September
Nov 8, 11:41
Small- to medium-size panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.639 billion, gross margin of 14.49%, net operating profit of 437 million, net profit of 364.5 million and net EPS of NT$0.83 for the first three quarters of 2016.
CPT small- to mid-size panel shipments rise on year in October
Nov 8, 11:05
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it shipped 35.94 million small- to medium-size LCD panels and 84,000 large-size units in October, the former slipping 3.8% on month but rising 9.1% on year, and the latter growing 0.9% but falling 36.2% respectively.
TPK Holding, GIS see mixed sequential growth in October revenues
Nov 7, 11:19
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported October consolidated revenues of NT$8.315 billion (US$264 million), down 4.44% on month and 40.82% on year, while fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) had those of NT$11.248 billion, growing 35.56% on month but slipping 18.86% on year, according to...
HannStar Display returns profitable in 3Q16
Nov 7, 11:15
TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display recorded net operating profit of NT$2.300 billion (US$72.9 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability after seeing operating losses for the preceding five quarters.
BOE to set up 3rd OLED factory in western China, say reports
Nov 3, 15:10
BOE Technology will invest CNY46.5 billion (US$6.94 billion) to set up a 6G flexible OLED panel factory with monthly production capacity of 48,000 glass substrates in Mianyang City, western China, its third OLED factory in China, and will start construction in December 2016 and production in 2019,...
TPK Holding 3Q16 operations turn profitable
Nov 2, 11:40
Touch panel maker TPK Holding posted net operating profit of NT$1.274 billion (US$40.4 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from continued net operating losses recorded in the first and second quarters of the year, according to the company at a November 1 investors con...
Innolux to start operation of 8.6G line in January 2017
Nov 1, 12:08
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux will begin production at the world's first 8.6G fab in southern Taiwan in January 2017, according to the company's associate vice president and general manager of TV Product Hung Mao-sheng.
Innolux 3Q16 operations turn profitable
Nov 1, 12:00
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux recorded net operating profit of NT$3.859 billion (US$122 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from consecutive operating losses from fourth-quarter 2015 to second-quarter 2016, according to the company.
AUO 3Q16 operations turn profitable
Oct 28, 11:53
AU Optronics (AUO) saw its operations swing from net operating loss of NT$4.981 billion (US$158 million) for the first half of 2016 to net operating profit of NT$5.759 billion for the third quarter, the company announced at an October 27 investors conference.
AUO to inaugurate 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in China in mid-November
Oct 28, 11:08
AU Optronics (AUO) will inaugurate a 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan, eastern China, on November 16 and start production later in the fourth quarter. AUO expects production capacity to be fully utilized by the end of 2017, according to the company's Mobile Solution Business Group general manager...
Corning net income rises 34% on year in 3Q16
Oct 27, 11:44
Corning has reported net income of US$284 million for the third quarter of 2016, decreasing 87% on quarter but increasing 34% on year. Net sales for the quarter came to US$2.51 billion, up 6% sequentially and 10% on year.
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.
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.
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.
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.