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Digitimes Research: Samsung Display, LG Display to keep expanding AMOLED capacities

Jun 24, 15:07

Samsung Display and LG Display, in order to put pressure on competitors, has focused on AMOLED panels and will continue expansion of AMOLED production capacities, with combined AMOLED capacity to increase at a CAGR of 33.1% during 2015-2019, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers count on government subsidies for profits, says report

Jun 24, 14:26

The amount of government subsidies received by major players in China's flat panel, semiconductor and LED industries reached 20-50% of their recurring net income in the latest three years thanks to the China government's subsidy policy, according to a Korea-based ET News report.

Apple developing Micro LED panels for Apple Watch, say Taiwan makers

Jun 24, 10:35

While Apple adopted OLED panels for Apple Watch, the company is developing Micro LED panels which may be used in place of OLED at the earliest in the second half of 2017, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Foxconn pushes new strategy to help Sharp transform

Jun 23, 14:24

At the company's investor conference on June 22, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo said that several of Foxconn's vice presidents will join Sharp's board of directors to help Sharp transform over three stages of planning.

CPT at full capacity with order visibility through 3Q16, says president

Jun 23, 11:40

Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has fully utilized production capacity at a 4.5G fab and a 6G one since mid-February 2016 and has landed orders with shipments scheduled through the third quarter of 2016, according to company president Lin Sheng-chang.

Applied Materials sees strong demand for OLED equipment, says executive

Jun 22, 12:39

Applied Materials has seen orders for OLED equipment increasing, especially from South Korea-based panel makers, and its second-quarter 2016 order value for the display equipment segment is estimated at US$700 million, 5.8 times the US$120 million recorded for second-quarter 2015, according to Applied...

Kuo Yi-tze, greater China account general manager for AKT Display
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China, Taiwan TV panel makers adopt Cd-free quantum dot technology, says Nanoco COO

Jun 22, 12:31

While Samsung Electronics took the initiative to launch super Ultra HD LCD TVs based on cadmium (Cd)-free quantum dot technology in March 2015, China- and Taiwan-based panel makers have now also adopted the technology, according to COO Keith Wiggins for UK-based heavy metal-free nanomaterial maker...

Hoya to shift LCD photomask production to Taiwan, Korea

Jun 21, 17:43

Japan-based Hoya, which has halted production of photomasks and other products at its Kumamoto plant since April 15 due to damage by earthquakes and an earthquake-induced fire in the cleanroom, has decided to shut down the plant and turn the facility into a technology development center.

Samsung Display to expand OLED capacity by 50%, says paper

Jun 21, 15:45

Samsung Display, viewing that Apple is likely to adopt OLED panels for new iPhone to be launched in 2017 and other smartphone vendors will follow suit, will invest KRW8.0 trillion (US$6.82 billion) in 2016 to expand its OLED panel production capacity by 50%, according to Japan-based Nikkei Asian...

AUO cautious about investment in OLED, says chairman

Jun 17, 10:57

AU Optronics (AUO) will take a cautious attitude about how its investment in OLED can be recouped rather than trying to compete with fellow makers, according to company chairman and CEO Paul Peng.

AU Optronics chairman and CEO Paul Peng

Digitimes Research: Global touch panel shipments for smartphones, notebooks to rise in 2Q16

Jun 15, 12:22

Global shipments for smartphone-use touch panels will reach 369.49 million units in second-quarter 2016, increasing 11% sequentially and 6.2% on year. Touch panel shipments for notebooks and 11-inch and above tablets will reach 6.339 million units, gowing 2.5% sequentially and 78.1% on year, according...

HannStar Display steps into small- to medium-size touch panels

Jun 15, 11:01

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has extended production to small- to medium-size touch panels for use in smartphones, tablets, automotive displays and industrial control displays as well as on-cell touch solutions, according to the company.

China panel makers actively setting up AMOLED capacities

Jun 14, 11:06

China-based panel makers, viewing that China-based smartphone vendors Oppo, Vivo, GiONEE and Meizu adopted AMOLED panels produced by Samsung Display in 2015 and Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi Technology followed suit in 2016, have set up or will set up AMOLED production capacities, according to industry...

E Ink lands 5-year e-paper orders from Media Markt, says report

Newswatch - Jun 13, 12:03

EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has obtained orders for 5-year supply of ESL (electronic shelf labels) from Germany-based Media Markt, the largest consumer electronics retail chain in Europe, Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN) cited EIH as...

CPT, HannStar Display May revenues up sequentially

Jun 13, 11:30

TFT-LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.281 billion (US$101 million) and NT$1.426 billion respectively for May, with the former growing 2.37% sequentially but falling 11.74% on year ,and the latter rising 18.25% sequentially...

General Interface Solution sees large drop in May revenues

Jun 13, 09:21

Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) had consolidated revenues of NT$2.575 billion (US$79.0 million) for May, falling 44.89% on month and 39.97% on year, according to the company.

TPK revenues drop in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:29

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.757 billion (US$178.82 million) for May 2016, representing a 1.5% increase on month but a 35.35% drop on year.

AUO May revenues up on month, down on year

Jun 8, 14:51

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.795 billion (US$822 million) for May, increasing 3.80% on month but decreasing 14.12% on year, and NT$123.744 billion for January-May, falling 21.21% on year.

Innolux May revenues down on year

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 14:43

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.505 billion (US$690 million) for May, growing 7.50% on month but dropping 27.87% on year, and those of NT$99.857 billion for January-May slipped 39.02% on year.

Giantplus expects 30-40% revenue growth for automotive displays in 2016

Jun 7, 12:17

Small- to medium-size LCD panel maker Giantplus Technology will produce 25 models of automotive display panels in 2016 and expects revenues from the automotive segment to increase 30-40% on year, according to company president Pu Chia-chuan.

CPT making efforts to avoid being delisted

Jun 6, 22:47

Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) stands at a net asset value per share of only NT$0.12 currently and net asset value will turn negative if the company suffers continued net losses in the second quarter of 2016, then CPT should be delisted pursuant to regulations...

Digitimes Research: China makers to ship over 180 million touch panels in 2Q16

Jun 6, 15:42

China-based makers will ship an estimated 180.322 million touch panels in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 16.6% on quarter and 9.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Star World Technology focuses on LTPS LCM

Jun 6, 14:48

Small- to medium-size LCD module (LCM) maker Star World Technology focuses on LTPS applications for high-end smartphones and will extend to tablets, 2-in-1 notebooks and VR (virtual reality) devices, according to company chairman Hsu Ting-chen.

China smartphone players in talks with Taiwan panel makers for supply

Jun 3, 11:37

China-based smartphone vendors and supply chain makers, in view of tight panel supply, have sent executives to Taiwan to talk with Innolux, AU Optronics (AUO) and Chunghwa Picture Tubes in an attempt to secure sufficient supply, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Hand-held device vendors will need foldable AMOLED panels beginning 2017

Jun 3, 10:35

Vendors of smartphones, tablets and other hand-held devices have asked for foldable AMOLED panels beginning 2017, according to industry sources.

Foldable AMOLED display developed by Display Technology Center

Tablet supply chain turning to other markets

May 30, 15:57

With demand for tablets gradually weakening, upstream panel suppliers such as China-based DPT that used to rely on tablets for growth, have started turning to look for opportunities elsewhere and some have entered the car-use electronics market.

E Ink showcasing color-variable e-paper technology at Architecture Biennale 2016

May 30, 11:12

EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) is showcasing a house, novelty furniture and a pillar made of in-house-developed color-variable e-paper E Ink Prism at Architecture Biennale 2016 taking place in Venice, Italy, during May 28-November 27, according to the company.

TPK Holding poised to produce nano silver-based flexible touch panels

May 30, 10:20

Touch panels used in hand-held devices are transitioning from rigid to flexible models based on metal thin film or nano silver technology. Touch panel maker TPK Holding has prepared to adopt nano silver technology, according to company president and CEO Michael Chung.

Touch panel industry could be transformed in 2017, says TPK chairman

May 27, 16:28

Out-OLED touch solutions, OLED panels matched with add-on touch panels, will come into use in 2017 and this could transform the touch panel industry, with new competition to culminate in 2018-2019, according to Michael Chiang, chairman for TPK Holding.

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...

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.

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