Display system
  • Multi-screen display solutions highlighted by Coretronic at ISE 2018
    With plans to enter the multi-screen solution market, backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has showcased its seamless large-size display solutions at the recently concluded Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 held in Amsterdam from February 6-9.
  • Innolux president Robert Hsiao
    Flat panel maker Innolux expects its overall performance for 2018 to be better than that seen in 2017 despite a slowdown in the first quarter caused by seasonality, according to company president Robert Hsiao.
  • China-based makers produced 1.4 billion smartphones in 2017, increasing 0.7% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • AOpen expects rising business with Acer's assistance
    Acer has obtained three seats on AOpen's board of directors after taking a major stake in the Taiwan-based digital signage developer. Acer chairman Jason Chen has also been elected as the chairman of AOpen.
  • Robust memory chip demand boosted Samsung Electronics' profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017, when the vendor's net profits surged 72.9% on year to KRW12.26 trillion (US$11.5 billion).
  • Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic has reported net profits of NT$795 million (US$27.2 million) for the fourth quarter of 2017, up 90% on quarter and 6% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.83.
  • Apple preparing four smartphone projects for 2018
    Apple has been developing four next-generation iPhone projects: a 5.7- to 5.8-inch LCD device; a 6.0- to 6.1-inch LCD device; a 6.0- to 6.1-inch OLED device; and a 6.4- to 6.5-inch OLED device, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin. But the vendor is likely to eventually launch the...
  • Herbet Ang, president of Acer Indonesia
    Acer will launch promotional campaigns to boost gaming PC sales in Indoneisa, the host country of the Asian Games 2018 whose e-sport demonstration event is expected to prompt more local consumers to take part in e-sport actitivies, acording to Herbet Ang, president of Acer Indonesia.
  • Gaming monitor shipments in China are expected to reach 1.07 million units in 2018, buoyed by increasing popularity of e-sports events, according to marketing consulting firm SigmaIntell.
  • Optoma UHD51A
    Optoma has unveiled the UHD51A UHD (4K) voice-enabled home theater projector that integrates with Amazon Alexa to enable projection to align with speakers, screen, lighting and smart home setting.
  • TCL to report strong earnings for 2017
    The China-based TCL Group has announced that its net profits for shareholders were likely to grow 62-75% on year to CNY2.6-2.8 billion (US$403.6-434.6 million) in 2017.
  • Global ODM TV shipments by the top-15 suppliers reached 84.9 million units in 2017, increasing 18.1% from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Simgaintell.
  • Champ Vision showcases one of its display products
    Champ Vision Display, a display solution subsidiary of Coretronic, has received approval for setting up a plant in Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), aiming to offer integrated and one-stop services for a wide assortment of display solutions.
  • China vendors showcasing products at CES 2018
    China-based TV and home appliance brands including Haier, Changhong Electric, TCL and the Konka Group, are showcasing their new display technologies, TVs, IoT- and AI-integrated smart home solutions at CES 2018.
  • As China panel makers including BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) are aggressively moving to develop OLED panels, Taiwan suppliers of related engineering equipment including Acter and Nova Technology are expected to continue gaining growth momentum in 2018 from their presence...
  • Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.117 billion (US$172.8 million) for December 2017, down 0.5% from a month earlier. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 8.4% on quarter to a two-year high of NT$15.055 billion.
  • Acer Nitro 5 notebook for gaming
    Acer has unveiled its new PCs and monitors for CES 2018 including the Nitro 5 gaming notebook adopting AMD's Ryzen processor and targeting casual gamers, the ultra-thin Swift 7, the convertible Spin 3, the Chromebook 11 and the Predator big format gaming display (BFGD).
  • Samsung Electronics has introduced "The Wall," a consumer modular micro LED 146-inch TV, at its CES 2018 event. The modular, self-emitting micro LED TV was featured alongside Samsung's latest innovations in display technology, demonstrating how TV is evolving to act as a centralized connected smart...
  • Taiwan businesses have performed aggressively in conducting mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at home and abroad over the past year, and a spate of factors such as cross-domain integrations driven by AI (artificial intelligence) and big data technologies, incentives offered by the Trump administration...
  • Global 8K panel shipments to begin gaining momentum in 2018
    BOE Technology will begin volume production at tits 10.5G LCD fab in Hefei, central China in March, focusing on 65- and 75-inch TV panels initially, according to industry sources.
  • Coretronic immersive curved touch control display system
    BLU supplier Coretronic is showcasing its new immersive curved touch control display system at the Future Tech 2017 show in Taipei, hosted from December 28-30.
  • Monthly sales of OLED TVs in the Japan market surpassed the 10,000-unit mark for the first time in November, according to data compiled by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
  • Acer CEO Jason Chen outlines the company's business plans
    Thanks to year-end holiday demand, Acer's notebook sales went up 78% on year in North America during the holiday period from November 19-26, according to company chairman Jason Chen citing figures from research firm.
  • Global LCD TV shipments are expected to edge down 2.1% on year to 212 million units in 2017 before expanding by a CAGR of 1.2% during a forecast five-year period to reach 228 million units in 2022, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.
  • Sharp is expected to ramp up its TV shipments in 2018
    Competition in the global TV space will remain fierce in 2018 as vendors will unveil new OLED, QLED, 8K and other models to grab a greater share of the market, according to industry sources.

Global tablet market – 4Q 2017

Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2017

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2017

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China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

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