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Protests spurring over forced unpaid holiday policy at CPT

Newswatch - Nov 24, 15:59

Protests have spurred in various locations around Northern Taiwan over a move from Taiwan-based panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) to require thousands of employees to take unpaid leave, according to a new report from Taiwan-based Sanli SETN.

2015 large area display shipment declines offset by increase in shipment area, says IHS

Nov 23, 21:31

Large-area display shipments are forecast to fall 5% on year, reaching 682 million units in 2015. This decline in unit shipments will be offset by an increase in large area TFT LCD shipment area, which is expected to grow 5%, according to IHS.

Huawei shifting orders away from JDI to Samsung

Nov 23, 15:33

Huawei Device is expected to shift its orders to suppliers with more competitive pricing heading into 2016, according to industry sources.

E Ink revenues to drop in 4Q15, says company

Nov 23, 15:30

Following a 23.8% sequential increase to NT$4.393 billion (US$136.33 million) in revenues during third-quarter 2015, E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects its fourth-quarter performance to decline due to unfavorable conditions in the technology industry, according to the company.

QD Vision closes new funding round adding Tsing Capital and BASF Venture Capital as investors

Nov 20, 15:58

QD Vision has announced a new round of investment led by Tsing Capital and BASF Venture Capital, prominent venture capital entities in Europe and China focused on innovative cleantech companies. This new round of QD Vision financing - totaling approximately US$22 million from both existing investors...

Korea panel makers anticipate steady 8K TV panel demand in 2018

Nov 20, 15:28

Korea-based panel makers will strengthen investments into 8K TV panel development in anticipation for demand in 2018.

Samsung to increase flexible OLED panel proportion to customers abroad

Nov 20, 12:02

As a means to rely less on Samsung Electronics for orders, Samsung Display aims to increase its proportion of flexible OLED panels shipped to customers outside of Korea up to 30% by the beginning of 2016.

Samsung cuts 5,000 employees over last year, says FFS statistics

Nov 20, 11:20

According to statistics from the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) in Korea, Samsung Group employees decreased by 5,000 over the last year to a total of 212,331, with half of cuts coming from Samsung Display and Samsung Electronics.

TV panel shipmemts increase on year in October, says WitsView

Nov 20, 10:56

TV panel shipments totaled 22.93 million units in October, down 6.3% from September but up 6.4% from a year ago, according to WitsView, .

LG Display to invest US$4 billion in new OLED fab, says report

Nov 19, 16:04

LG Display plans to invest upwards of US$4 billion in new OLED facilities to meet expected market demand as of 2017 onwards, according to a new report from Korea-based Digital Times.

Korea makers held over 60% share in 4K TV panel shipments during 3Q15

Nov 19, 15:38

Korea-based panel makers held an over 60% market share of Ultra HD (4K) TV panel shipments during the third quarter of 2015, according to new figures from Sigmaintell Consulting.

BOE to begin constructing 10.5G fab in December

Nov 18, 11:33

China panel maker BOE's long rumored 10.5G line is expected to enter construction in early December 2015, according to China-based supply chain sources.

Digitimes Research: Korea panel makers expectd to unfold new 3D commercial displays in 2017

Nov 17, 15:28

Korea panel makers are increasing developments for glasses-free 3D displays primarily aimed at the commerical segment, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: China panel makers focuses largely unchanged in 2016

Nov 17, 14:55

Heading into 2016, China-based panel maker BOE will continue to focus on production of 5-inch HD panels while fellow maker Tianma Optoelectronics will focus on producing Full HD TFT LCD panels, according to Digitimes Research. These trends are on par with developments in 2015.

TFT LCD production capacity nearly three times higher than AMOLED in 2015, says firm

Nov 16, 21:50

In 2015, the total production capacity for AMOLED surface area will be 9.9 million square meters while that for TFT LCD will be 26 million square meters, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Samsung shifts L8 facilities to produce high-end LTPS panels, says report

Nov 16, 15:47

Following moves from Samsung Display to shut down LCD facilities at its L4 and L5 fabs, the panel maker will reportedly shift its focus at its L8 facilities to produce high-resolution LCD panels using an oxide production process, according to various reports from Korea-based media.

Samsung Display stops LCD production at L5 fab amid weak demand, says report

Nov 13, 16:04

Due to weak demand for monitor and notebook panels, Samsung Display has stopped LCD production at its L5 facilities in South Korea as of October, according to a new report from Korea-based D-Daily.

eMagin announces 3Q15 financial results

Nov 13, 15:50

eMagin, which develops, designs and manufactures AMOLED microdisplays for high-resolution imaging products, has announced its revenues for third-quarter 2015 were approximately US$5.4 million, a decrease of US$1.6 million from the second quarter of 2015 and a US$0.3 million decrease from the third...

Vehicle display market to reach US$72 billion in 2020, says IEK

Nov 13, 13:54

The vehicle display market is expected to climb to US$7.2 billion in 2020, up from US$5.5 billion in 2015, due to increased demand for smart cars in addition to IoT services in new vehicles, according to IEK.

China TV panel makers conservative about 4Q15 outlook

Nov 13, 11:13

China TV panel makers have conservative outlooks for the fourth quarter of 2015 due to price declines coupled with lagging consumer purchases, according to supply chain sources.

CSOT 8.5G substrate production grows 40% in October; TCL reports growing smart TV sales

Nov 12, 15:06

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has reported total substrates produced from its two 8.5G fabs reached 203,000 in October, up 40.5% on year, with one of the fabs (t1) accounting for 150,000 units.

Digitimes Research: Global large-size LCD shipments to decline in 2015 but panel surface shipped to increase

Nov 11, 14:45

Global shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels is expected to decrease 5.6% on year in 2015 due to a slowdown in orders for PC and tablet applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Universal Display announces 3Q15 financial results

Nov 10, 16:01

For the third quarter of 2015, Universal Display reported net income of US$7 million, or US$0.15 per diluted share, on revenues of US$39.4 million, compared to net income of US$4.3 million, or US$0.09 per diluted share, on revenues of US$32.9 million for the third quarter of 2014.

Digitimes Research: China panel makers to ramp up high-end display shipments by end of 2016

Nov 10, 15:27

China-based panel maker Tianma Optoelectronics is expected to ship 10 million high-end smartphone panels in the fourth quarter of 2016 as it ramps new capacity for high-end LTPS TFT LCD displays throughout the year, according to Digitimes Research.

AUO expanding lineup of 4K products

Nov 10, 14:45

Ultra HD (4K) TV sales have reached approximately 16 million in 2015 and will reach an estimated 24 million by the end of the year due to year-end holiday demand in Europe and the US, according to estimates from AU Optronics (AUO).

Xiaomi to receive OLED displays from LG in 2016, says report

Nov 10, 14:29

LG Display is about to finalize talks with China-based vendor Xiaomi for providing OLED displays for handsets, according to a report from Korea-based MT News.

Innolux reports 22% on-year decline in revenues for October 2015

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 00:02

Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.583 billion (US$902.5 million) for October 2015, representing a 5.47% drop on month and 22.72% drop on year.

HannStar reports 3Q15 performance

Nov 9, 22:26

HannStar Display has announced that consolidated net sales for the third quarter of 2015 totaled NT$3.992 billion (US$121.78 million), down 3% on quarter. Gross loss was NT$271 million, operating loss came in at NT$886 million, net loss reached NT$707 million, and basic EPS was -NT$0.22. As of 30 September...

CPT requires employees to take unpaid leave

Nov 6, 16:32

Following contiuing losses in the LCD panel segment, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) will implement new company policy that will require employees to take unpaid leave each month starting from November 10.

China to dominate flat panel display manufacturing by 2018, says IHS

Nov 6, 11:22

While conventional thin film TFT LCD displays are rapidly trending towards commoditization and currently suffering from declining prices and margins, China is quickly adding capacity in all flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing segments. Supported by financial incentives from local governments, China...

AUO reports 21% on-year revenue decline for October

Nov 5, 15:57

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues reached NT$29.19 billion (US$901 million) for October 2015, down 7.1% on month and 21.1% on year.

4K LCD TV panels to exceed 40% of total shipment area in 2016, IHS says

Nov 5, 14:09

Manufacturer and consumer demand for Ultra HD (4K) TVs remains strong, including 4K TV, wide viewing angle (WCG), high dynamic range (HDR) and other high-definition picture performance improvements. Despite overall sluggishness in LCD TV sales, on-year unit shipments of 4K TV panels are forecast to...

TPK announces US$600 million net loss for 3Q15

Nov 5, 09:54

Touch panel maker TPK has announced net loss of NT$19.4 billion (US$600 million), or loss per share of NT$55.15 for the third quarter of 2015.

China panel makers ramping up high-end display production

Nov 5, 09:49

In addition to reaching 90% yields for a-Si displays, China panel makers are also ramping up production of AMOLED, Ultra HD (4K) and IGZO applications to meet demand from high-end markets.

LG expected to finalize 8G OLED investment plans in November, says report

Nov 4, 14:17

LG Display is expected to make a final decision by the end of November regarding how it will allocate a US$3.55 billion investment at its 8G OLED production facilities in Paju, South Korea, according to a report from Money Today.

HannStar Display handset panel production running at full capacity in 4Q15

Nov 3, 15:33

Despite recent industry news regarding panel makers such as Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) planning to end production at smartphone panel fabs, other Taiwan makers are pushing forward with production of value-added products and as a result are seeing steady demand in the fourth quarter of 2015.

CPT to end production at 4.5G fab

Nov 3, 15:30

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) will end production at a 4.5G production fab located in Longtan, Taiwan in the middle of November due to declining demand for for smartphone panels coupled with decreasing overall prices for handset panels, according to the company.

Innolux seeing strong handset panel orders in 4Q15

Nov 2, 21:34

Innolux is seeing short supply for its handset panel shipments due to steady orders in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to company president JC Wang.

Giantplus purchases 4G facilities from CPT

Nov 2, 15:52

Giantplus Technologies has purchased a Taoyuan-based 4G TFT LCD fab from parent company Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) for NT$1.8 billion (US$55.5 million), a transaction that is expected to be completed in January of 2016.

Digitimes Research: Korea makers aim to hold 50% share in display sales during 2017

Nov 2, 15:51

Korea panel makers aim to hold a 50% share in total display sales generated in 2017 through production of AMOLED, flexible, transparent and glasses-free 3D displays, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size shipments and market share on the decline

Nov 2, 14:18

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel shipments reached 58.63 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.2% on quarter. The makers benefited from stable TV panel orders in addition to rush orders for PC panels near the end of the quarter, according to Digitimes Rese...

ChipMOS to expand business in China

Nov 2, 10:39

Acknowledging robust demand from China-based panel makers including BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), LCD driver IC backend houses such as ChipMOS Technologies are looking to expand their businesses in China, according to industry sources.

Panel makers cutting production due to weak market in 4Q15

Oct 30, 15:42

Panel makers are starting to show signs of reducing panel production due to weak demand in the market during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Cando facing financial challenges

Oct 30, 14:38

Touch panel maker Cando reportedly is facing financial difficulties due to oversupply and declining pricing in the market. Its parent company TPK has disclosed that Cando is looking to extending loan repayments to banks among other moves to help its financial structure.

LG Display visits China in bid to increase AMOLED shipments

Oct 30, 10:56

LG Display has recently visited China-based handset vendors Oppo and Vivo to discuss supplying increased amounts of AMOLED panels.

LG Display reports 3Q15 results

Oct 29, 22:28

LG Display has reported revenues in the third quarter of 2015 increased 7% to KRW7.158 trillion (US$6.24 billion) from KRW6.708 trillion in the second quarter and increased 9% from KRW6.547 trillion in the third quarter of 2014.

Innolux reports 3Q15 performance

Oct 29, 15:15

Innolux has announced its third-quarter 2015 performance. Combined net sales amounted to NT$88.8 billion (US$2.73 billion), gross profit was NT$10.8 billion, for a gross margin of 12.1%. Operating profit totaled NT$4.7 billion with an operating margin of 5.3%. Net profit amounted to NT$3.5 billion,...

AUO outlines outlook for 4Q15 heading into 2016

Oct 28, 15:49

Moving ahead into 2016, AU Optronics (AUO) intends to focus primarily on technology integration in order to reduce customer costs and logistics along with value-added products, according to the company.

AUO reports 3Q15 performance

Oct 27, 15:22

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues in the third quarter of 2015 were NT$89.30 billion (US$2.75 billion), down 3.3% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$9.15 billion, with a gross margin of 10.2%. Operating profit was NT$3.39 billion, with an operating margin of 3.8%...

Samsung may supply Apple with OLED panels for iPhone, says report

Oct 27, 14:48

Samsung Display is now a supplier of OLED displays for Apple Watch, and may even supply Apple with OLED panels for other devices, according to Korea-based ET News.

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