SES-imagotag to acquire Pervasive Displays
Sep 26, 15:04
France-based SES-imagotag and Taiwan-based Pervasive Displays (PDi) have signed a deal under which SES-imagotag will acquire 100% of PDi, according to the companies.
E Ink to end LCM production
Sep 26, 11:00
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has disclosed that in order to reduce personnel cost, it will stop producing small- to medium-size LCD modules (LCMs) at its 2.5G factory in northern Taiwan at the beginning of October 2016, and devote it fully to technological R&D.
EverDisplay Optronics to set up 6G AMOLED factory, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 23, 16:04
China-based AMOLED panel maker EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) will invest CNY27.278 billion (US$4.09 billion) to set up a 6G AMOLED factory with monthly production capacity of 30,000 glass substrates, trial production scheduled for the end of 2018 and volume production of 1- to 13-inch panels to...
GIS to set up high-end display, OLED touch module factory in China
Sep 22, 10:56
Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) will invest CNY5 billion (US$750 million) in five years to set up a factory of high-end display panels and OLED touch modules in Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, western China, in an attempt to compete for orders for new iPhones to be...
AUO sells stake in Malaysia-based PV module maker
Sep 21, 11:02
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary AU Optronics Singapore Pte. has disposed of 1.129 billion common shares of AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based PV module maker established with US-based SunPower on a joint venture basis in 2010, at US$0.15...
China market: Oppo still ramping up component, panel orders, say sources
Sep 19, 13:50
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, which had its shipments impeded partially by tight supply of flat panels recently, has continued to ramp up its orders for parts and components, particularly panel products, as it still aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's...
Nippon Electric Glass to set up joint-venture in China
Sep 19, 11:19
Japan-based glass substrate maker Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) will cooperate with China-based Dongxu Optoelectronic Technology (DOT) to set up a glass substrate processing factory in Fuqing, southeastern China, on a joint venture basis, according to DOT.
Samsung Display to obtain 9.77% stake in joint venture 11G LCD factory in China
Sep 14, 12:14
China-based vendor TCL on September 13 announced that Samsung Display will invest CNY2.1 billion (US$314 million) for a 9.77% stake in an 11G TFT-LCD factory to be established in Shenzhen, southern China, on a joint venture basis with TCL's subsidiary China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) and...
Innolux reports on-year drop in August revenues
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:44
LCD panel maker Innolux has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.062 billion (US$798.23 million) for August 2016, representing a 9.82% increase on month but a 9.86% drop on year.
TPK, GIS see significant sequential growth in August revenues
Sep 8, 11:38
Touch panel maker TPK Holding saw consolidated revenues of NT$10.048 billion (US$317 million) for August increase 35.43% on month but decrease 14.97% on year, while fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) had those of NT$6.389 billion growing 23.43% on month but falling 26.69% on year, according...
AUO large-size panel shipments rise 15% in August
Sep 8, 11:23
AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it shipped 10.38 million large-size LCD panels in August, rising 15% on month, while its small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 12.13 million, falling 5.6% sequentially.
Innolux, AUO benefit from TV panel price hikes
Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:08
Due to tight supply and Samsung Electronics' large demand, September quotes for 40- and 43-inch LCD TV panels have risen by over US$10 per panel from August and, as Innolux is the only producer of 40-inch LCD TV panels and AU Optronics (AUO) is a main one of 43-inch units, the two companies have benefited...
TCL to set up joint-venture 11G TFT-LCD/AMOLED factory
Sep 1, 12:31
China-based TCL Group will set up an 11th-generation (11G) TFT-LCD and AMOLED factory in Shenzhen City, southern China, on a joint-venture basis with China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), a TFT-LCD panel maker belonging to the group, and Shenzhen City Government, with the total investment estimated...
BOE Technology sees revenue growth, net loss for 1H16
Sep 1, 12:03
China-based display panel maker BOE Technology posted consolidated revenues of CNY26.448 billion (US$3.96 billion) for the first half of 2016, increasing 15.14% on year, but suffered a net loss of CNY516.47 million, according to the company.
TOK steps up investment in Taiwan
Aug 29, 21:02
Tokyo Ohka Kogyo (TOK) is looking to expand its investment in Taiwan, which will become the Japan-based vendor's production hub for the East Asia market, according to the manufacturer of semiconductor and LCD materials and equipment.
OLED unlikely to replace LCD, says Innolux chairman
Aug 29, 15:23
While there is short global supply of OLED panels for smartphones and Samsung Display is expanding production capacity for such panels, TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux is skeptical of the possibility that OLED will replace LCD to become mainstream display panels, according to Innolux chairman and CEO Wang...
CPT order visibility extends through end of 2016
Aug 26, 15:52
Small- to medium-size panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has received orders with shipments scheduled through the end of 2016, according to company president Lin Sheng-chang.
E Ink sees strong shipments for smart e-paper labels
Aug 26, 15:12
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) had cumulatively shipped 60 million smart e-paper labels as of the end of 2015 and expects the volume to reach 100 million units in 2016, according to company chairman and CEO Frank Ko.
Panel shortages to remain until the end of 2016, say Innolux and AUO chairmen
Aug 25, 15:26
TFT-LCD panels of varying sizes for use in smartphones, notebooks, monitors and TVs are in significant short supply and the shortage is expected to remain until the end of 2016 at least, chairman and CEO Wang Jyh-chau for Innolux and chairman and CEO Paul Peng of AU Optronics (AUO) both commented at...
Innolux, AUO chairmen urge government to financially support panel makers
Aug 25, 11:40
Innolux chairman Wang Jyh-chau and AU Optronics (AUO) chairman Paul Peng, on the occasion of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Touch Taiwan 2016 on August 24, called for government help for local LCD panel makers to raise funds needed to maintain international competitiveness.
Digitimes Research: Foxconn investment in Sharp may hike IGZO penetration
Aug 22, 14:12
While production for LCD panels on IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) TFT back planes is still relatively small, they offer advantages in making large-size applications with high resolutions and low power consumption. IGZO TFT back planes can also be used to produce OLED panels. As Sharp is a leader...
The strengths of Gorilla Glass 5: Q&A with Corning executive James Hollis
Aug 19, 14:16
Corning in late July released its latest cover glass, Gorilla Glass 5, to provide better protection for mobile devices against breakage from everyday drops. in early August, Samsung Electronics unveiled Galaxy Note 7, the vendor's new flagship smartphone featuring Gorilla Glass 5 as its cover glass.
E Ink Holdings turns profitable in 2Q16
Aug 19, 14:01
E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported second-quarter 2016 operating profit of NT$171 million (US$5.3 million) compared to an operating loss of NT$495 million for the first quarter.
Taiwan science park total revenues top NT$1 trillion in 1H16, says MOST
Aug 17, 20:16
Government-developed and run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.078 trillion (US$33.53 billion) during January-June 2016, dropping 4.89% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...
Taiwan government to boost development of flexible OLED industry
Aug 17, 11:49
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced that it will promote development of a flexible AMOLED and PMOLED supply chain in Taiwan, aiming to build a production cluster of materials, equipment and modules for such flexible panels.
Innolux to showcase smartphone-, tablet-use touch panels at Touch Taiwan 2016
Aug 16, 16:14
Innolux has extended development of touch panels from TOD (touch on display, On-Cell) to TID (touch in display, In-Cell) and will exhibit 5-, 5.2-, 5.5- and 5.7-inch TID smartphone-use touch panels as well as 8- to 12-inch tablet-use models at Touch Taiwan 2016 to take place in Taipei City during August...
New Sharp president to speak to employees about future strategy
Aug 16, 11:29
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) vice president Dai Cheng-wu has become the new president of Japan-based Sharp and Dai is planning to host internal meetings on August 21-22 and will make a speech on August 22 to Sharp workers about the company's future strategies.
E Ink reports 2Q16 operating profit
Stockwatch - Aug 16, 11:25
EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has released its second-quarter 2016 financial report, swinging from operating loss of NT$495 million (US$15.2 million) for the first quarter to operating profit of NT$171 million.
TSMC to make chips for iPad coming out in 2017, says report
Newswatch - Aug 16, 11:11
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will supply chips for the 2017 series of iPad that will come in three models, a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted a KGI Securities analyst as saying.
CPT turns profitable in 2Q16 after 7-quarter losses
Stockwatch - Aug 15, 16:12
TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) posted net EPS of NT$0.04 for the second quarter of 2016, swing to profitability after consecutive net losses since the third quarter of 2014, according to the company.
GIS sees loss in 2Q16
Aug 12, 10:38
Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has released its second-quarter 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$10.283 billion (US$321 million), gross margin of 4.29%, operating loss of NT$380 million, net loss of NT$62 million and net loss per share of NT$0.19.
AUO inaugurates 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in China
Aug 10, 11:16
AU Optronics (AUO) on August 9 unveiled its 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan City, eastern China, with volume production to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company.
TSMC grabs chip orders for new Apple Watch, says report
Newswatch - Aug 9, 21:10
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will replace Samsung as the sole supplier of chips for the new Apple Watch starting the second half of 2016, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).