Samsung talks up new flexible AMOLED technology
Apr 23, 14:32
In light of growing demand for Samsung Display's flexible AMOLED technology, the company has recently released reports regarding some of its latest flexible display technology used in new Galaxy S6 Edge models and has also announced it will continue to evolve from curved, to bended, foldable and even...
LG Display reports 26% on-year increase in revenues for 1Q15
Apr 23, 10:58
LG Display has reported that its revenues in the first quarter of 2015 decreased by 16% to KRW7.022 trillion (US$650 million) from KRW8.342 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014 and increased 26% from KRW5.588 trillion in the first quarter of 2014.
TV panel inventory piling up in 2Q15, says WitsView
Apr 22, 15:21
In the first quarter of 2015, TV panel shipments dropped 1% compared with the previous quarter, while TV set shipments plummeted 26% quarterly due to seasonality. This means that a part of panel shipments will be carried over to the second quarter, creating inventory pressures, according to WitsView...
Panel pricing showing downward trend for end of April, says DisplaySearch
Apr 21, 15:26
Throughout the end of April panel makers are seeing pricing declines for most applications, with decreases at around 1%, according to statistics from DisplaySearch. Monitor applications are suffering losses in non-US markets due to the strong US dollar and monitor brands are adjusting channel inventories,...
4K display revenues to grow 94% in 2015, says IHS
Apr 21, 10:54
The Ultra HD (4K) display market reached US$9.2 billion in 2014, with 4K LCD TVs contributing US$8.8 billion to overall revenues. In 2015, however, 4K displays are coming to all major applications and will boost 4K revenues 94% on year, reaching US$18 billion in 2015, according to IHS.
AUO, Innolux not affected by Taiwan earthquake
Apr 20, 15:25
After witnessing a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan on the morning of April 20 that shook most of the island including main panel production areas, panel makers including AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux have reported that operations have not been affected.
Asustek shifting ZenFone touch panel orders back to Taiwan
Apr 17, 12:02
In order to secure stable shipments and maintain profitability, Asustek Computer will shift touch panel orders from O-Film to makers in Taiwan including JTouch, TPK and Young Fast Electronics for its ZenFone 2 smartphone, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: AMOLED to dominate werable displays from 2015-2020
Apr 13, 15:50
Over the next five years the wearables industry will continue to develop applications ranging from smartwatches, smart wristbands and various facial applications, and will primarily rely on AMOLED technology for displays due to its flexible and energy-saving features, according to Digitimes Research...
Automotive touch panel revenues to hit US$1.5 billion by 2018, says IHS
Apr 10, 14:53
The explosion of touch-enabled screens used in smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices, along with improvements in touch technology, are increasing demand for touch-screen automotive displays used for navigation, entertainment and online services, climate control, energy efficiency tracking...
HannStar reports March 2015 performance
Apr 10, 11:10
Panel maker HannStar Display has reported that its March 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$1.865 billion (US$59.82 million), up 38.9% on month but down 5.8% on year.
BOE kicks off product shipments on new 8.5G fab
Apr 9, 15:05
China-based panel maker BOE has officially kicked off shipments for new products from its newly established 8.5G fab in Chongqing, China to clients that include Konka, Wistron and Haier, according to the company.
China makers expect to surpass Taiwan in TFT LCD capacity in 2017
Apr 9, 11:02
China panel makers estimate their TFT LCD production capacity could surpass that of Taiwan makers as early as 2017 to hold the global number two spot behind Korea, as they continue to invest in expansion coupled with conservative efforts from Taiwan makers to expand capacity.
Panel pricing shows downward trends in March, says DisplaySearch
Apr 8, 16:15
Due to continued weak demand and higher inventory levels, monitor panel prices decreased US$0.50-1 in March. Prices for 21.5-inch units have eroded the most due to its broader supply base. Some panel makers plan to offer more aggressive prices to secure and bundle volumes in the second quarter, which...
AUO March revenues increase
Apr 8, 14:12
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its unaudited consolidated revenues reached NT$34.80 billion (US$1.12 billion) for March 2015, up by 22.7% on month and up 2.3% on year. Consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2015 were NT$95.30 billion, down 9.6% from the previous quarter and up 1.6% on year.
TPK performance rebounds in March 2015
Apr 7, 21:38
Touch panel maker TPK has reported revenues in March 2015 reached NT$10.6 billion (US$341.76 million), up 45.2% on month and up 32.7% on year.
AUO to showcase new technologies at CITE 2015
Apr 7, 15:17
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it will participate in China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2015 from April 9-11 in Shenzhen. AUO will showcase its full array of Ultra HD (4K) quantum dot curved LCD TV displays, ALCD (Advanced LCD) technology, and 35-inch ultra-wide curved LCDs.
E Ink reports 2014 revenues
Mar 31, 21:53
E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported its fourth-quarter 2014 consolidated revenues reached NT$3.717 billion (US$118.8 million) while its revenues for 2014 reached NT$14.571 billion.
Samsung Display looking to revamp OLED TV panel production, says report
Mar 31, 14:33
In an effort to bump up profits in Samsung Display's panel business and re-establish the company's presence in the large-size OLED panel industry, the company is reportedly in discussions to approve new investments for producing OLED TV panels, according to Korea-based ET News.
Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15
Mar 25, 21:51
Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.
Apple Watch yields have been low but are increasing, say touch panel makers
Mar 25, 21:50
Following low yields for the Apple Watch in the first quarter of 2015 that reportedly were mostly below 50%, supply chain makers for the device including touch panel maker TPK have noted that yields are on the rise and that total shipments for the device during 2015 are expected to reach at least 15...
Giantplus niche products pushing performance into 2015
Mar 23, 23:20
Small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has revealed that its sales from industrial applications grew 94.4% on year in 2014 while those in the vehicle segment grow over 47%.
Mildex invests to further develop touch panels
Mar 23, 21:51
Mildex Optical will invest NT$1.09 billion (US$34.75 million) to be stationed in the Southern Taiwan Science Park where it will further develop design, research and development, production and sales of new touch panel products.