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Makers expect UHD TV panels and WQHD handset panels to gain more traction in 2015

Sep 1, 14:53

AU Optronics (AUO) expects the development of TV panels to have a strong focus on Ultra HD and curved applications equipped with wide color gamut (WCG) technology in 2015, according to company president Paul Peng.

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Three-quarters of high resolution smartphone LCDs will ship to Apple and China vendors, says DisplaySearch

Aug 29, 16:15

According to DisplaySearch, Apple and China-based vendors are expected to purchase nearly three-quarters (73%) of all high resolution LCDs using LTPS and oxide TFT technologies for smartphones. LTPS and oxide TFT LCDs will comprise 26% of all handset panel shipments in 2014, an increase of 8pp from...

Touch Taiwan 2014: ITRI features new one-step production method for touch panels

Aug 29, 15:45

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its new metal mesh technology at Touch Taiwan 2014 that features a "one-step" roll-to-roll production method.

Digitimes Research: JDI WQHD technology gaining traction in China high-end smartphone market

Aug 29, 15:36

Japan Display's (JDI) WQHD panel technology is furthering its way into the high-end panel segment, most notably in China, where high-end panel demand is continuing to grow. JDI has not only improved production capabilities, but has also expanded its business model through cooperation with its subsidiary...

Panel makers see increased orders for vehicle applications

Aug 28, 21:14

Panel makers are seeing new orders from vehicle vendors as they plan to release new vehicles with increased smart display features.

Digitimes Research: China small- to medium-size panel shipments to increase 12.9% in 2H14

Aug 28, 15:34

China makers expect to see their small- to medium-size panel shipments increase 12.9% in the second half of 2014 compared to the first half of the year, according to Digitimes Research.The rise will represent a 13.5% on-year increase.

LTPS to become mainstream in handset industry, says CEO of Taiwan Display

Aug 28, 14:36

LTPS-based panels currently account for 10% of handset shipments, but with Japan Display and China-based BOE's aggressive capacity expansions, LTPS panels are expected to become the mainstream in the handset industry in 2-3 years, according to chairman and CEO of Taiwan Display, a subsidiary of Japan...

Innolux notebook panel supply currently faces 20% shortage

Aug 27, 22:43

Innolux expects 1-2% growth on year in notebook panel shipments and currently faces a 20% shortage to meet current market demand.

AUO, Innolux have order visibility until 4Q14

Aug 27, 22:03

AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux both have order visibility for TV panels until the fourth quarter of 2014, with Innolux until October and AUO December.

Commentary: Ultra HD still dominating in high-end TV segment

Aug 27, 15:51

As TV vendors are looking to capture increased market shares in the TV market including the high-end segment, Ultra HD has become the mainstream choice for both TV vendors and panel makers due to the technology's quality, decreased pricing and improved yields.

Digitimes Research: Greater China on-cell touch panel shipments expected to grow 91.4% in 2H14

Aug 27, 15:18

On-cell touch panel shipments from makers in Greater China are expected to grow 91.4% in the second half of 2014 compared to the first half of the year as makers greatly improve production yields, leading to pricing and technological advancements. Of the percentage, about 80% will be from Taiwan makers,...

Touch Taiwan: Corning to exhibit new display, glass products

Aug 26, 21:56

Corning will feature Corning Eagle XG Slim Glass for a-Si displays in addition to its Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, the world's first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass; and Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, designed especially for touch-enabled notebook displays, at Touch Taiwan 2014.

Touch Taiwan: AUO to exhibit new Ultra HD curved TV displays

Aug 26, 21:16

AUO will exhibit a full lineup of 42- to 85-inch Ultra HD curved LCD TV displays at Touch Taiwan 2014 featuring wide color gamut and boasting 4000R golden curvature. AUO's exhibition topics include Ultra HD curved LCD TV displays, public information displays, professional monitor displays, medical...

Quantum dot panel, lighting technology: Q&A with QD Vision

Aug 26, 16:16

With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display manufacturers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance. According to DisplaySearch, adoption of quantum dots (QDs) is expected to be highest in smartphone TFT LCD displays, as pricing is dependent on the area...

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Manz and other equipment suppliers to showcase latest production solutions at Touch Taiwan 2014

Aug 26, 14:24

Germany-based Manz AG and a number of Taiwan-based PCB and LCD panel equipment suppliers will showcase their latest production equipment for the PCB and flat panel industries at Touch Taiwan 2014 to be held in Taipei from August 27-29.

Touch Taiwan: Innolux to feature new technologies

Aug 25, 21:42

Innolux will showcase high-end mobile device display technology on August 27-29 at Touch Taiwan 2014, including new optimized touch screen panel solutions.

Touch Taiwan: Innolux to showcase latest Ultra HD display technology

Aug 25, 15:33

Innolux will participate in Touch Taiwan 2014 where it will showcase a series of new Ultra HD display panels and integrated touch screen solutions.

AUO to showcase high resolution a-Si TFT-LCDs for mobile devices at Touch Taiwan 2014

Aug 25, 15:17

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its ultra high resolution display technologies and applications for mobile devices, including 5-inch Full HD and 8-inch WQXGA (1600x2560) LCD panels adopting a-Si (amorphous silicon) display technology, AHVA high resolution car and medical displays, the full series...

Innolux pushes mid-range Ultra HD TV panels to maintain market share

Aug 25, 15:11

Innolux is continuing to see steady shipments of mid-range Ultra HD TV panels, with supply going mostly to customers in China, according to industry sources.

Large-size panel demand increases in 2Q14 but likely to falter in 3Q14

Aug 21, 16:00

Large-area TFT panel shipments reached a record high of 37.7 million meters squared in second-quarter 2014, driven by the shift to larger sizes in all applications. Shipments of 9.1-inch and larger TFT panels rose 3% on year to 181 million, led by LCD TV panel shipments, which reached a record high...

EIH sees improved 2Q14 performance; expects growth in 3Q14

Aug 21, 15:06

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has announced that its revenues during the second quarter of 2014 reached NT$3.82 billion (US$127.3 million), up 29% on quarter and up 31% on year. The company's EPS meanwhile reached NT$0.07.

Taiwan science parks 1H14 revenues up 0.14% on year, says MOST

Aug 21, 11:57

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.065 trillion (US$35.48 billion) in first-half 2014, growing 0.14% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Roughly 400 vendors preparing to feature new technologies at Touch Taiwan

Aug 20, 22:30

Approximately 1,100 booths from 400 vendors will be on display at the 2014 Touch Taiwan exhibition where experts from the display industry will also be sharing their market forecasts and prospects.

Worldwide large TFT-LCD panel supply area to increase 6% in 2014, says MIC

Aug 20, 14:10

Worldwide large TFT-LCD panel supply area is anticipated to reach 136.7 million square meters in 2014, up 6% on year, according to MIC. Growth momentum is expected to come mainly from the additional production capacity of several new 8.5G lines, including the maximum level of production capacity expansion...

CSOT to raise US$926 million in new 8.5G facilities, says report

Aug 19, 15:18

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has announced it is issuing new shares to raise roughly CNY5.7 billion (US$926.87 million) in funding to construct new 8.5G facilities in anticipation of increased demand for OLED and TFT-LCD panels in the China market, according to a report from the China...

AUO to showcase new high-end Ultra HD technology at Touch Taiwan

Aug 19, 14:49

AU Optronics (AUO) will showcase its latest Ultra HD TV panels including wide color gamut (WCG) units in addition to oTP and in-cell technologies at the 2014 Touch Taiwan exhibition.

Panel makers look to develop new applications amid limited growth for tablets

Aug 19, 14:21

Panel makers are shifting their focus to new applications as tablet demand in the second half of 2014 is expected to be limited, according to industry sources.

AUO, Innolux continue to see curved TV orders from Sony and Samsung

Aug 18, 16:14

Taiwan panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are continuing to see orders from Samsung Electronics and Sony for curved Full HD and Ultra HD TVs, according to industry sources.

Taiwan panel makers see steady orders for curved TV panels

In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says DisplaySearch

Aug 18, 15:37

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung Electronics is weakening. According to DisplaySearch, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in first-half 2014, while combined tablet display shipments to Apple and Samsung fell 34%. While...

Commentary: Entry-level and mid-range devices to further dominate in 2H14

Aug 18, 15:34

Going into the second half of 2014, vendors will continue to focus on mobile devices, most notably smartphones and tablets but instead will aim at expanding their entry-level and mid-range product lines.

Entry-level 4G handset demand in China to increase during 2H14; expected to push down penetration rate of high-end panels

Aug 18, 14:39

Entry-level 4G smartphones are gaining traction in the China market and are expected to see increased shipments throughout the second half of 2014, which will subsequently push down the penetration rate of high-end panels used in 4G units.

In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says NPD

Aug 15, 15:49

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is weakening. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain report, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in the first half of 2014, while combined...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 134.7 million large-size panels in 2H14

Aug 15, 14:21

Taiwan-based makers will ship 134.7 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the second half of 2014, up 3.8% from the first half, according to Digitimes Research.

HannStar Display nets NT$0.24 per share for 2Q14

Aug 15, 11:14

TFT-LCD panel maker HannStar Display has released its second-quarter 2014 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$6.135 billion (US$205 million), gross margin of 24.21%, net operating profit of NT$648 million, net profit of NT$705 million and net EPS of NT$0.24.

BOE, LG display reportedly to adjust panel production

Aug 15, 11:00

China-based panel maker BOE Technology, in view of slow growth in global tablet sales, will appropriate a portion of its tablet panel production capacity for making notebook and TV panels, while LG Display will shift part of its notebook panel capacity to produce smartphone and industrial-use panels...

AUO to start production of 1.6-inch AMOLED panels in 4Q14

Aug 13, 11:26

AU Optronics (AUO) will begin production of 1.6-inch AMOLED panels for use in smart wearable devices in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Giantplus suffers loss for 2Q14

Aug 13, 11:21

Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology recorded net loss of NT$27.7 million (US$923,000) and net loss per share of NT$0.06 for the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to losses from foreign exchange, according to the company.

Innolux, AUO facing tough battle in UHD TV panel market

Aug 12, 11:35

Taiwan-based Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are looking to increase Ultra HD TV panel shipments and their global shares in the market segment in second-half 2014, but the goal is not easy to attain because their production capacities are fully occupied and it is difficult to increase output, according...

Digitimes Research: Innolux tops 5 panel makers in 2Q14 profitability

Aug 11, 14:54

Taiwan-based Innolux, among fellow makers AU Optronics, Samsung Display, LG Display and Sharp, recorded the highest net profit margin for the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to large increases in shipments of Ultra HD TV panels and notebook panels, according to Digitimes Research.

TSMC July revenues hit all-time high

Aug 11, 11:21

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its revenues hit a record high of NT$64.93 billion (US$2.16 billion) in July, increasing 7.6% sequentially and 24.6% on year.

Innolux reports flat on-month growth for July revenues

Aug 8, 15:45

LCD panel maker Innolux has announced that its July 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$ 36.4 billion (US$1.21 billion), remaining flat on month and increasing 14.6% on year.

Defying expectations, global LCD TV market rises in 1H14, says IHS

Aug 8, 10:07

LCD TV panels enjoyed unexpected growth in the first half of 2014, tied to enthusiastic TV viewing because of the World Cup and other factors that benefited the market, according to IHS.

AUO reports increased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:45

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$35.761 billion for July 2014, up by 4.9% sequentially and 8.3% on year.

AUO sees July 2014 revenues increase; large panel shipments increase

Aug 7, 14:24

AU Optronics has announced its consolidated revenues reached NT$35.76 billion (US$1.19 billion) in July 2014, up 4.9% on month and up 8.3% on year.

Panel makers hope for emerging demand for On-Cell touch panels in 2H14

Aug 7, 14:00

Taiwan-based panel makers originally expected demand for in-house-produced On-Cell touch panels to take off in the first half of 2014 but actually fell short of expectations. Hopes now are that demand will emerge in the second half as international and China-based vendors will launch 4G smartphones...

CPT July revenues decrease

Aug 7, 10:51

TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.418 billion (US$147 million) for July, decreasing 6.35% sequentially and 12.85% on year, and January-July consolidated revenues totaled NT$33.262 billion, up 1.45% on year.

LCD TV supply chain ready for 4Q14 peak season, say Taiwan makers

Aug 7, 10:43

The LCD TV supply chain has started processing orders for peak demand in the fourth quarter of 2014, and vendors are expected to focus promotions on large-size and Ultra HD models during the period, according to Taiwan-based makers.

Taiwan panel makers seeing strong demand from Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi

Aug 7, 10:37

China-based smartphone and tablet vendors Huawei Device, Lenovo and Xiaomi Technology have increased demand for panels and touch panels since the beginning of the third quarter of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 53.13 million smartphone touch panels in 2Q14

Aug 6, 11:16

Taiwan-based makers together shipped 53.13 million smartphone touch panels in the second quarter of 2014, growing 5.9% on quarter mainly due to increased demand from Microsoft Mobile, HTC, Asustek Computer and China-based smartphone vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Makers developing high-resolution smartphone panels

Aug 6, 11:14

While many high-end smartphone models are equipped with Full HD touch screens, panel makers are developing panels of higher resolution, such as 2K and recently even Ultra HD (4K), for use in smartphones, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

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