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Innolux production base hit by earthquake

Feb 6, 13:02

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 shook southern Taiwan, the main production base of LCD panel maker Innolux. The company stated that after the quake hit at 4:00am on February 6, all workers were immediately evacuated at its plants in Tainan, Taiwan. Although two of its employees were hit by fallen...

Innolux production base hit by earthquake

AUO starts shipping bezel-less Ultra HD TV panels in 1Q16

Feb 5, 11:09

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) began shipping Ultra HD TV curved and flat panels without bezels for use in high-end LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2016 using GOA (gate driver on array) technology, and hopes that such panels will top 30% of shipments of all Ultra HD TV panels in 2016, according...

Sharp to finalize Foxconn or INCJ bailout within 1 month

Feb 4, 21:36

Sharp has denied a media report indicating that its board members have decided to give Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) preferred negotiating rights to find a rescue plan for the company.

Demand for LCD panels for mosaic video walls surging in China, says firm

Feb 4, 12:37

Mainly because the China government has been boosting development of smart cities, there is fast growing use of mosaic video walls in communities, parks, hospitals and other public facilities and corresponding TFT-LCD panels, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Taiwan market: Foxconn leads patent applications in 2015

Feb 3, 14:32

Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) topped local companies in the number of patent applications in 2015, with 659, according to data released by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Innolux expects continued operating loss for 1Q16, says president

Feb 3, 12:17

TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux expects its shipments and average selling price (ASP) in the first quarter of 2016 to drop sequentially and thus will see continued operating losses for the corresponding business operations, according to company president Wang Jyh-chau at a February 2 investors conferenc...

Innolux suffers net loss per share of NT$0.68 for 4Q15

Feb 2, 20:31

Panel maker Innolux has reported fourth-quarter 2015 operations turned to a net loss per share of NT$0.68.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 4Q15 shipments of small- to medium-size panels

Feb 1, 22:39

Taiwan-based makers shipped 284.026 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in the fourth quarter of 2015, decreasing 7.5% on quarter and 20.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Global large area LCD market to surpass 820 million by 2019, says firm

Feb 1, 15:26

The large-area LCD market recorded sales of over 738 million units in 2015 and is expected to rake in revenues close to US$84 billion by 2019, with unit shipments of 820 million.

Cando stops production, lays off about 360 employees

Feb 1, 14:23

Touch panel maker Cando on January 29 announced that it will immediately stop production and lay off about 360 employees, with about 40 to remain to dispose of affairs arising from the stoppage and continuing R&D.

Digitimes Research: Head up display demand increasing in vehicle display market

Jan 29, 12:14

Head Up Displays (HUDs) are expected to account for a 6% market share in the vehicle display segment in 2016, up from 4% in 2015, according to Digitimes Research. HUDs present data on vehicle windshields without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoint.

E Ink invests in Weifeng for e-tag partnership

Jan 29, 12:13

E-paper maker E Ink has announced plans to invest in China-based Weifeng via its subsidiary. The two companies will form a partnership on ESL e-tags.

LG Display reports 4Q15 financial results

Jan 29, 11:44

LG Display has reported revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased 5% to KRW7.496 trillion (US$6.22 billion) from KRW7.158 billion in the third quarter of 2015 but decreased 10% from KRW8.342 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014.

AUO reports profit for 2015

Jan 28, 16:23

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported its consolidated revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 were NT$83.44 billion (US$2.48 billion), down 6.6% from the previous quarter. Gross profit was NT$4.49 billion, with gross margin of 5.4%. Operating loss was NT$1.17 billion with an operating margin of -1.4%. AUO's...

Production of new 4K iPad Air to begin in 2Q16, say Taiwan makers

Jan 28, 15:29

Apple is expected to unveil new models of its iPad Air in March 2016 and production will start in the second quarter, with General Interface Solution and TPK Holding to supply touch panels, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Corning reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 financial results

Jan 27, 22:58

Corning has announced its results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size panel shipments increase 2.6% in 4Q15

Jan 27, 15:00

Taiwan panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels reached 60.14 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 2.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Increasing adoption of Ultra HD panels for notebooks may push down prices

Jan 27, 13:56

As notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Lenovo, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Micro-Star International (MSI) have been using Ultra HD panels for their high-end models, the increasing adoption is likely to drive down related panel prices, according to supply chain makers.

Giantplus to run at full capacity through 1H16, says report

Newswatch - Jan 26, 19:12

Giantplus Technologies expects to continue operations throughout the Lunar New Year holiday period as it is currently running at full capacity to meet demand from smartphone vendors, according to a report from UDN.

New Vision Display acquires OSD Displays

Jan 26, 15:03

New Vision Display (NVD) has announced the completion of its acquisition of Florida-based OSD Displays – a provider of custom OLED, TFT and STN displays. OSDDisplays will continue to support its existing customer base, operating as a division of New Vision Display.

Oversupply to overshadow LCD market in 2016, says IHS

Jan 26, 14:52

The ongoing issue of LCD oversupply – exacerbated by China's aggressive investment in production capacity as well as high fab utilization – will continue well into 2016. The supply of large-area LCD is expected to be 14% greater than demand in 2016, up from 12% in 2015, according to IHS.

LG increasing monthly capacity at LCD facilities

Jan 22, 14:37

LG Display will increase monthly capacity at its Guangzhou-based LCD production facilities from 90,000 substrates to 120,000 by the end of 2016.

Average panel size increases in 4Q15, says MIC

Jan 22, 10:39

Large-area LCD panels have been widely used for three major applications: notebooks, monitors and TVs. The global large-area LCD panel industry had a shipment volume of 148.4 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.7% compared to the previous quarter. LCD TV panels had the highest growth rate...

Curved LCD TV panel shipments expected to surpass 10 million in 2016

Jan 21, 16:11

Curved LCD TV panel shipments are expected to surpass the 10 million mark in 2016 to approximately 12.5 million due to reduced pricing.

Samsung to provide OLED monitor panels to Dell, say reports

Jan 21, 14:38

Samsung Display is prepping to produce 30-inch Ultra HD (4K) OLED monitor panels for new high-end Dell products, according to a new Korea-based media report from MT News.

LCD TV panels sized 32-inch to fall below US$50

Jan 20, 15:16

LCD TV panels sized 32-inch have already dropped to US$52 and are expected to fall below the US$50 mark by the second quarter of 2016, according to market observers.

Leading TV brands to increase reliance on panel suppliers in Taiwan and China in 2016, says IHS

Jan 20, 14:06

Leading global TV brands Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, seeking to complete their product lineups, increase back-up supply and boost savings, plan to rely less on their captive panel suppliers and turn to outsourcing instead. The two South Korea TV brands made up 41% of the total panel shipments...

TV panel shipments were near 270 million units worldwide in 2015, says WitsView

Jan 18, 21:33

A total of 22.73 million units of LCD TV panels were shipped in December 2015, down 0.02% from November and up 4.1% year on year. Iris Hu, WitsView assistant research manager, said that even though TV vendors had finished stocked up for the peak season, shipments remained strong throughout the fourth...

Capacitive touch demand on the rise for most applications

Jan 18, 10:24

The proportion of capacitive touch is growing in segments including smartphone, tablet, notebook and all-in-one PC applications, due to reduced pricing for the technology.

LG to reach 90% utilization for 4K OLED TV panels

Jan 14, 14:58

LG Display expects utilization rates for Ultra HD (4K) OLED TV panels to reach between 80-90% in 2016.

Samsung to invest US$7.4 billion in OLED displays for iPhone, says paper

Jan 14, 13:58

Samsung Display has solidified plans to invest US$7.4 billion in OLED equipment for production of curved OLED displays for Apple, according to Korea-based ET News.

TV panel pricing on the decline in early January

Jan 13, 16:13

TV panels sized 55-inch have seen prices drop US$8 in early January while 50-inch units have declined US$5. TV panels sized 32-inch declined US$1, according to new figures from WitsView.

Digitimes Research: OLED gaining traction in smart window market

Jan 13, 14:45

According to Digitimes Research, Suspended Particle Display (SPD) and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technologies are facing increased competition from OLED in the smart window display industry as makers such as Samsung Display and LG Display ramp up production of transparent OLED panels.

JTouch to sell off facilities in Hunan

Jan 12, 16:06

JTouch will close facilities based in Hunan, China and sell off the entire property including land and machinery in order to improve its financials, according to the company's board of directors.

LTPS and AMOLED will comprise a larger portion of smartphone panel shipments in 2016, says WitsView

Jan 11, 22:55

Shipments of panels for smartphone displays in 2015 are expected to have reached 1.82 billion units, and shipments for 2016 are forecast to grow 7% on year to 1.95 billion units. TFT LCD smartphone panels manufactured with LTPS and oxide TFT technologies are projected to account for 29.8% of the 2015...

HD on the rise in notebook displays, says IHS

Jan 11, 22:46

With demand for notebooks stagnating due to the economic downturn and the rise of tablets, notebook brands and panel makers are increasingly turning to higher display resolutions to increase consumer enthusiasm. Worldwide notebook panel demand fell 12% on year in 2015 to reach 176 million units, according...

Digitimes Research: China government further invests in panel industry

Jan 11, 16:05

The China government as of December 2015 finalized investments of CNY1.7 billion (US$257.73 million) in China-based panel maker BOE and CNY1 billion in China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) in order to foster the nation's panel industry and further create competitive supply chain solutions,...

AUO December revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 16:13

AU Optronics (AUO) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.957 billion (US$778.75 million) for December 2015, representing a 8.89% drop on month and 22.93% drop on year.

Innolux reports 15% on-year decline in revenues for 2015

Jan 8, 14:56

Innolux has announced its December 2015 consolidated revenues reached NT$26.4 billion (US$792.65 million), an increase of 3.8% on month but a decrease of 30.8% on year. During December 2015, the company shipped 10.21 million units of large-size products, an increase of 5.8% on month. Shipments for...

Samsung to finalize new investment plans for OLED TV panels

Jan 7, 15:14

Samsung Display is expected to make a final decision regarding investments in large-size OLED panel production equipment for 2016 before the end of the first quarter, according to industry sources quoted in a new report from Korea-based ETNews.

eMagin inks licensing agreement for headset intellectual property

Jan 7, 14:41

eMagin has signed a non-exclusive intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement for its 4-megapixel per eye virtual reality headset technology with an undisclosed company. The deal includes an upfront licensing fee of US$1 million and a commitment to use eMagin's 2000 by 2000 pixel full color displays...

Weak iPhone sales affect December performance at Taiwan panel makers

Jan 7, 14:22

Several Taiwan touch panel makers have reported more than 30% on-month revenue declines for December 2015 as a result of weak iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales.

TPK Holding reports decreased revenues for December 2015

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 21:14

TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.809 billion (US$235 million) for December 2015, representing a 37.91% drop on month and 41.24% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan touch panel makers see increased shipments in 4Q15

Jan 6, 15:56

Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handset and notebook applications increased 21% and 33.9% respectively in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments for tablet applications increased only 4.7% due to weak product demand from customers, except Amazon.

AUO, Innolux 6G LTPS fab to enter mass production

Jan 5, 15:06

AU Optronics (AUO) expects its 6G LTPS facilities in Kunshan, China to enter mass production in July 2016. The fab will be primarily aimed at providing high-end products to customers in China.

CPT workers return to normal working hours

Jan 4, 22:59

Following continuing losses in the LCD panel segment, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) implemented a new company policy that required employees to take unpaid leave each month as of November 10, 2015. Since the time period CPT has decreased its losses and workers have now returned to their normal working...

Digitimes Research: Panel makers increasingly optimstic about vehicle display segment

Jan 4, 14:44

Panel makers are expressing growing optimism for the vehicle display segment due to increased demand for smart and connected cars, according to Digitimes Research.

Automotive display systems to grow to US$18.6 billion by 2021, says IHS

Dec 31, 13:16

Driven by continued innovation in vehicle connectivity and safety technologies, global revenues from automotive display systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11% to US$18.6 billion by the end of 2021. This will add nearly US$9 billion in annual revenue compared to 2015,...

Korea makers prepping US$12.8 billion in OLED equipment investments for Apple, says report

Dec 31, 12:32

Apple is about to finalize agreements with Samsung Display and LG Display regarding OLED panel supply. The two panel makers are estimated to invest a combined US$12.8 billion in production over the next 2-3 years to meet expected demand from Apple, according to a report from Korea-based ET News<...

Skyworth aims to sell 200,000 OLED TVs in 2016

Dec 31, 11:16

China TV vendor Skyworth aims to sell 200,000 OLED TVs in 2016, the company stated at a recent OLED forum in Shenzhen, China. Most of the TVs are expected to have HDR technology, Ultra HD (4K) resolution and come equipped with OLED panels from LG Display.

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