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Ultra HD TV shipments to reach 30 million in 2015, says Innolux

Oct 31, 14:45

Innolux expects global Ultra HD TV shipments to reach 30 million units in 2015, driven by demand for larger-size, higher resolution models, according to company president JC Wang.

Innolux to continue to invest in a-Si and IGZO technologies, says chairman

Oct 31, 13:57

Innolux will continue to invest in a-Si and IGZO panel technologies aimed at the handset market, according to company chairman Tuan Hsing-chien.

Innolux chairman

Taiwan market: BenQ aims to sell 20,000 curved Full HD WCG TVs in 2015; Ultra HD TV penetration to reach 5%

Oct 31, 12:03

BenQ aims to release new curved wide-color gamut (WCG) Full HD TVs in 2015 and expects related sales to reach between 10,000-20,000 units.

LCD TV sales expected to reach 5 million during holiday period in North America

Oct 31, 10:56

LCD TV sales are expected to reach around five million during the holiday period in the fourth quarter of 2014 in North America.

LG Display develops 5.3-inch Full HD LCD panel for smartphones with 0.7mm bezel

Oct 30, 21:22

LG Display has developed a 5.3-inch Full HD LCD panel for smartphones with a 0.7mm bezel. The company achieved the thinness through its Neo Edge module processing technology and Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) technology.

Majority of Ultra HD panels shipped in 4Q14 to be low-price 50-inch models

Oct 30, 15:59

Panel makers expect lower-priced units sized around 50-inch will make up the majority of Ultra HD TV panels shipped during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Larger smartphone displays drive minutes of use in apps and more mobile data consumption, says IHS

Oct 30, 14:57

Larger smartphone screen sizes strongly correlate with increased app minutes of usage and higher resolution screen smartphones have higher data consumption, according to IHS.

Innolux reports increased 3Q14 performance

Oct 30, 14:47

Innolux has announced its combined net sales for the third quarter of 2014 amounted to NT$113.1 billion (US$3.72 billion), an increase of 1.8% over the previous quarter's NT$111.1 billion. The company reported gross profit was NT$14.5 billion, for a gross margin of 12.8%. Operating profit totaled NT$9...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan small-to-medium-size panel shipments to grow 2.6% sequentially in 4Q14

Oct 30, 14:17

The fourth quarter is traditionally a slow season for the small-to-medium-size panel industry, but in the fourth quarter of 2014, Taiwan's related shipments are expected to grow 2.6% sequentially to reach 338 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: China makers to see sequential growth in touch panel shipments during 3Q14

Oct 29, 20:14

China makers' shipments of touch panels used in smartphone, tablet and notebook applications are expected to grow 7.1%, 3.6% and 10% respectively on quarter during the third quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Sony seeks cheaper panel solutions as smartphone competition intensifies

Oct 29, 20:11

Sony Mobile is lowering its smartphone shipment target for 2014 and is now seeking cheaper panel and touch panel solutions in order to reduce costs and increase profitability.

AUO reports a 17-quarter high net profit of NT$7.3 billion for 3Q14

Oct 29, 15:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its consolidated revenues in the third quarter of 2014 were NT$106.89 billion (US$3.52 billion), up 4.7% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$15.38 billion, with gross margin of 14.4%. Operating profit was NT$8.78 billion, with operating margin of 8.2%...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels increase in 3Q14

Oct 28, 20:09

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels sized 9-inch and above reached 67.92 million in the third quarter of 2014, up 0.6% on quarter and up 5.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

ITRI eyes flexible display development as wearables market estimated to reach 100 million in 2017

Oct 28, 15:39

Following the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart home, vehicle and automation applications, coupled with expected growth in the wearables market, FlexUP Technologies is continuing to expand production and development of flexible displays.

LG ships 674,000 Ultra HD TV panels in September, says report

Newswatch - Oct 28, 14:45

LG Display reached 674,000 in shipments for Ultra HD TV panels in September 2014, according to a report from MoneyDJ that cited statistics from the Yonhap News Agency.

Will OLED become the new standard in TV technology?

Oct 27, 22:09

Despite increasing popularity for Ultra HD TVs, Korea panel makers still anticipate growth for OLED TVs over the next few years, with shipments expected to see some of the biggest increases as of 2017 when OLED TV panel material costs are expected to decrease and yields increase.

JDI furthers presence in China handset supply chain

Oct 27, 15:17

Japan Display (JDI) is seeing increased orders from China vendors as it leverages technology from subsidiary Taiwan Display (TDI), including HD in-cell embedded touch solutions at prices on par with China and Taiwan makers'.

TV panel shipments to grow 2.7% in 2014

Oct 27, 14:57

Spurred by recovering growth in North America and Europe and rising demand in emerging economies, flat-screen TV panel shipments are expected to grow 2.7% in 2014 from 217 million units in 2013 followed by 3.5% on-year growth in 2015, according to market observers.

Laibao reaches 80% yields on 5G line; OGS shipments reach 600,000 a month

Oct 24, 16:28

Laibao has reached yield rates of 80% on its 5G line in Chongqing, China and is estimated to have reached OGS touch panel shipments of 600,000 a month during the third quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

AUO to pay US$24 million in antitrust civil litigation

Oct 24, 16:20

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that it and another co-defendant have received a jury verdict in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington relating to an antitrust civil litigation in which AUO will have to pay US$24 million.

Taiwan makers 3-5 years ahead of China in LTPS technology, says AUO

Oct 24, 16:15

Despite China makers' efforts to ramp up production of LTPS TFT LCD technology, with new capacity becoming available in 2015-2016, Taiwan makers are 3-5 years ahead in terms of technological advancements, according to AU Optronics (AUO).

Taiwan makers in China less interested in additional investment, says TEEMA

Oct 24, 15:53

Manufacturers set up by Taiwan's citizens in China have become less interested and less willing to make additional investments in China and are instead considering relocating factories to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Taiwan mainly because of rising costs, according to a survey of investments...

Taiwan makers still eyeing sales of Ultra HD TV panels, high-end IT displays

Oct 24, 11:02

Taiwan makers are still eyeing sales of Ultra HD TV panels, high-end IT displays, and large-size smartphone panels in order to remain profitable and maintain a competitive edge in the market, according to industry sources.

Foxconn will not acquire TPK, says company

Oct 24, 10:56

TPK spokesperson Freddy Liu has stated that claims regarding Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) purchasing the company are false.

Huawei expressing more interest in embedded touch panel solutions

Oct 23, 15:54

Huawei Device is expressing more interest in embedded touch panel solutions for smartphones released in 2015, according to industry sources.

Taiwan panel industry output value to increase 1.6-3.1% in 2015, says IEK

Oct 23, 14:29

Taiwan's panel industry output value is expected to increase 1.6-3.1% on year in 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

AUO reduces working hours for factory workers

Oct 23, 11:22

AU Optronics (AUO) has decided to put an 80-hour/2-week cap for full-time salaried factory workers, down from the 84-hour requirement set by local laws, in order to strengthen its working environment and ensure employee health.

LG Display posts 9% sequential increase in 3Q14 revenues

Oct 23, 11:20

LG Display has announced that its revenues in the third quarter of 2014 increased 9% to KRW6.547 trillion (US$6.227 billion) from KRW5.979 trillion in the second quarter of 2014 but decreased slightly from KRW6.579 trillion in the third quarter of 2013.

TV panel pricing increases in October

Oct 22, 15:07

Pricing for 32-inch open cell TV panels has increased US$1 to US$91 during the latter part of October while that for 42-inch 60Hz open cell units also increased US$1 to US$140.

TV vendors look to upcoming holiday periods for Ultra HD TV development

Oct 21, 15:09

With 50-inch Ultra HD TVs from Vizio now being offered below US$1,000 in addition to units from other vendors priced around US$1,200-1,300, TV vendors aim to see whether consumers in North America will turn to purchasing Ultra HD units over the holiday season despite lagging content in the market.

Apple panel supply to come mainly from LG

Oct 21, 14:28

iPhone 6 panel supply will mainly come from LG Display and Sharp while that for iPhone 6 Plus will come from LG and JDI.

Tablet panel pricing remaining flat in October

Oct 21, 14:06

Tablet panel pricing has remained flat so far in October 2014, with 7-inch IPS/FFF panels at US$25 and 10.1-inch IPS/FFF panels ranging from US$34-38, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

Commentary: China ODM services increasing as local vendors aim to cut costs and expand handset lineups

Oct 20, 16:21

Low-priced, high-specification handsets are continuing to be focus for handset vendors in China, with Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei Device expected to push segment in 2015 in order to combat competition from international vendors.

Handset panel module price quotes estimated to drop 10% in 4Q14

Oct 20, 15:27

Price quotes for handset panel modules are expected to drop over 10% in the fourth quarter of 2014 as panel makers from Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea all compete over orders from China.

TPK to see improved performance in 4Q14 due to Apple orders

Oct 17, 15:06

Touch panel maker TPK expects its performance to increase slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014 as orders from Apple are expected to increase, according to industry sources.

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout 1Q15

Oct 17, 11:29

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout the first quarter of 2015 as vendors prepare for the upcoming shopping holidays.

Entry-level and mid-range smartphones boost on-cell TFT LCD touch panel market, says DisplaySearch

Oct 16, 15:27

More than 20 million on-cell TFT LCD touch panels shipped globally in the first half of 2014, after only 4.7 million were shipped in all of 2013, as the technology has been adopted in the expanding entry-level and mid-range smartphone market. By 2018, shipments of on-cell TFT LCD panels are expected...

TV vendors increase orders for 43-, 48- and 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels

Oct 16, 14:55

TV vendors are putting in increased orders for 43-, 48- and 49-inch Ultra HD TV panels in order to compete against 50-inch units.

Lenovo puts in orders to supply chains for new tablet products

Oct 16, 14:44

Lenovo has put in orders to supply chains for new tablet products and panel makers are expected to have order visibility for the products throughout the end of 2014.

Monitor vendors increase curved Ultra HD monitor panel orders

Oct 15, 22:01

Panel makers are seeing increased orders for curved Ultra HD monitor panels as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sharp, Acer, Dell and Asustek Computer expand their monitor lineups.

On-cell touch panel shipments to reach 129 million in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Oct 15, 15:23

Shipments of on-cell touch panels surpassed the 20 million mark in the first half of 2014 largely due to demand for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according to a China Times report citing statistics from DisplaySearch, adding that shipments will increase to 129 million in 201...

Tablet supply chains expect lagging orders during 4Q14

Oct 15, 14:53

Tablet supply chains expect to see lagging orders during the fourth quarter as vendors in China attempt to clear out reserves of white-box units, and as makers have yet to see new orders from major brand-vendors, according to supply chain sources.

Digitimes Research: More than 80% of handsets from China vendors to use local touch panels

Oct 14, 20:12

More than 80% of handsets from China vendors in the second half of 2014 will use touch panels from local makers, according to Digitimes Research.

Wintek applies for financial restructuring

Oct 14, 15:11

Taiwan-based touch panel maker Wintek has applied for financial restructuring to the local court due to a high proportion of debt in China. Currently, the company has a short-term debt of NT$15 billion (US$493.34 million) and Wintek is hoping the move will help it to avoid creditors' enforcement action...

Wintek representatives talk about the company financial restructuring plans

Panel makers expect steady TV panel shipments to China in 4Q14

Oct 14, 14:41

Panel makers can still expect to see steady orders from China TV vendors in the fourth quarter as Ultra HD TV sales remain steady and vendors begin stocking up for the Lunar New Year.

Taiwan makers to see large-size panel shipments drop in October, says report

Newswatch - Oct 14, 14:39

Taiwan makers' large-size panel shipments remained at around 6.3-6.5 million throughout August and September 2014 prior to the China October 1 holiday period and are expected to drop to 5.68 million in October, according to a report from Apple Daily, citing statistics from DisplaySearch.

High-end, curved Ultra HD monitors at the forefront for monitor vendors

Oct 13, 21:53

LCD monitor vendors are continuing to push sales of high-end, niche-based products in the commercial segment.

Supply chains conservative about 4G handset development in China during 4Q14

Oct 13, 13:35

Handset supply chain makers are continuing to see the effects of lagging 4G handset sales in China as vendors clear out reserves of 3G units.

Smartphones with screen sizes over 4.8-inch make up 80% of Taiwan own-brand shipments in 3Q14, says MIC

Oct 9, 12:36

Shipment volume of the Taiwan smartphone industry has topped around 5.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, according to MIC. "The new rollouts of Samsung, Sony, and Apple in September have caused consumers to delay purchases and therefore dragged the sales momentum of HTC M8," said...

Innolux refutes claims vehicle display shipment share will drop to number six in 2014

Oct 8, 21:32

Innolux has stepped up to refute claims from research firm DisplaySearch that it is expected to hold the number six spot in global market share for vehicle display shipments during 2014 as a result of decreasing low-priced display shipments to the China market to improve profitability.

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