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Micron to acquire Cando plant

Jul 21, 22:11

Micron Technology plans to buy touch panel maker Cando's plant in central Taiwan, which will be operated by Powertech Technology (PTI) to provide the US memory vendor packaging and testing services, according to industry sources.

PMOLED more competitive than AMOLED for small-size panels, says RiTdisplay chairman

Jul 21, 12:36

PMOLED (passive-matrix OLED) is more competitive than AMOLED (active-matrix OLED) for small-size, especially below 2-inch, panels mainly because of much lower production costs and easier customized production, according to chairman Wang Ding-chang for PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay.

1H16 global large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments down in volume, up in area on year, says IHS

Jul 21, 12:24

There were 320 million large-size (above 9-inch) TFT-LCD panels shipped globally in the first half of 2016, decreasing 6% on year, but the corresponding total area of 78.4 million square meters increased 2% due to increased average screen sizes for LCD TVs and notebooks, according to IHS.

Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 5

Jul 21, 12:06

Corning has unveiled its latest Gorilla Glass 5 to provide mobile devices with a new cover glass designed to give better protection against breakage from everyday drops.

Corning

Tight LCD panel supply for smartphones in July, says Sigmaintell

Jul 20, 12:43

Due to peak demand in the third quarter and already decreased production capacity, there has been short global supply of smartphone-use a-Si TFT-LCD panels and consequently July quotes for a 5-inch HD panel based on Cell shipment rise 10% on month to US$3.3, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting...

Samsung Electronics boosting use of AMOLED panels

Jul 19, 16:03

Samsung Electronics has taken the initiative to adopt AMOLED panels for its high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note as well as its mid-range models, with around 70% of its smartphones to feature AMOLED panels, according to industry sources.

Global supply of 32-inch TV panels to rise in 3Q16, may be in oversupply in 4Q16

Jul 18, 22:20

TFT-LCD panel makers reduced production of 32-inch TV panels in the first quarter of 2016 due to a lack of profits and the decreased supply pushed up prices in the second quarter; consequently Sharp resumed production of such TV panels in July while LG Display, Taiwan-based Innolux and China-based...

Digitimes Research: Touch panel makers shift to industrial control, automotive applications

Jul 18, 15:23

Conventional touch panel makers, due to stagnant demand for smartphones and tablets and growing adoption of In-Cell and On-Cell touch solutions, have shifted from consumer electronics to industrial control and automotive display applications for better profitability, according to Digitimes Research.

124 million TV panels shipped globally in 1H16, says Sigmaintell

Jul 13, 12:01

Global LCD TV panel unit shipments totaled 124 million in first-half 2016, slipping 5.9% on year, but total area shipments rose 4% due to increased average size, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Innolux reports on-year decline in June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:29

LCD panel maker Innolux has announced its June 2016 consolidated revenuescame to NT$ 23.4 billion (US$730 million), rising 3.8% on month but declining 22.5% on year.

Digitimes Research: Truly more likely to buy Samsung Display 7G LCD equipment

Jul 11, 15:03

Samsung Display will dispose of 7G TFT-LCD production equipment by the end of 2016 and China-based LCD module maker Truly Semiconductors is more likely than panel makers BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) to become the buyer, according to Digitimes Research.

CPT expanding LCD panel, cover glass capacity in China

Jul 11, 11:33

Taiwan-based LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is expanding its operations in southeastern China.

HannStar Display June shipments down on month

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:27

HannStar Display shipped 22.26 million small- to medium-size panels and 90,000 large-size panels in June, slipping 7.5% and 58.3% on month, according to the company.

AUO revenues down on year in June

Jul 7, 14:43

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced consolidated revenues for June 2016 reached NT$27.48 billion (US$848.25 million), up 2.6% on month but down 10.1% on year. Consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2016 came to NT$80.09 billion, up 12.6% from the previous quarter but down 13.2% on-year.

Global supply of 39.5-, 40-, 43-inch TV panels to be short in 3Q16, says AVC

Jul 6, 11:42

Global supply of 39.5-, 40- and 43-inch LCD TV panels in the third quarter of 2016 will be 17 million units, three million units or 15% short of the estimated demand for 20 million units, according to China-based consulting company All View Cloud (AVC).

TPK reports decreased revenues for June

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 10:58

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.655 billion (US$175.24 million) for June 2016, representing a 1.78% drop on month and 19.38% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display AMOLED shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019

Jun 28, 20:32

Samsung Display has dominated global production and supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will maintain the leading status over the next few years, with its shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019, hiking 114% from 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Commentary: Samsung Display to continue dominating AMOLED market until 2H17

Jun 28, 20:29

A number of flat panel makers in Japan, Taiwan and China are said to have drawn up plans to ramp their AMOLED production capacity in order to counter the dominance enjoyed by Samsung Display in the segment. But these makers are still taking a cautious attitude toward new investments.

Global panel supply in 3Q16 likely to be tight, says WitsView

Jun 28, 11:21

Global panel supply is likely to be tight with prices continuing to rebound in the third quarter of 2016, as demand is expected to pick up, according to WitsView.

JDI to sell factory in southern China to Jiangxi Holitech Technology

Jun 27, 21:41

Japan-based panel maker Japan Display Inc. (JDI) will sell a small- to medium-size LCD module factory in southern China owned by Morningstar Optronics Zhuhai (MOZ) to China-based touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology at JPY1.65 billion (US$16.15 million), according to Japan-based Nikkan Industrial...

Innolux constructing 8.6G LCD fab

Jun 27, 15:06

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux is constructing the world's first 8.6G fab in southern Taiwan, with installation of equipment beginning in June and production to begin as early as the end of 2016, according to the company's associate vice president and TV product general manager Hung Mao-sheng.

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
Business Unit

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.

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