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Friday 26 November 2021
Japan PC, TV shipments continue to decline in October
Demand for PC and flat-panel TV in Japan continues to go down as the stay-at-home economy loses momentum. Domestic PC shipments dropped 39.9% on-year to 468,000 units in October, while shipments of flat-panel TV decreased by 13% to 369,000 units, according to statistics from the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Thursday 25 November 2021
LCD TV panel prices to rebound in 1Q21 or 2Q21, says AUO president
Better-than-expected TV sales during China's Double 11 online shopping festival signals that global demand for TVs is beginning to pick up, and LCD TV panel prices will rebound in the first or second quarter of 2022, acording to Frank Ko, president and COO Frank Ko at panel maker AU Optronics (AUO).
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Space4M, PanelSemi co-develop drone e-sports race track solution based on flexible miniLED display
Smart retail solution provider Space4M, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), and miniLED solution provider PanelSemi, a subsidiary of Innolux, have jointly developed a solution of displaying drone e-sports race tracks on a flexible fine-pitch miniLED display.
Tuesday 23 November 2021
Double 11 sees better than expected TV sales
During this year's Double 11 online shopping festival initiated by Alibaba, China saw better-than-expected TV sales at 4.224 million units for CNY11.66 billion (US$1.83 billion), respectively increasing 10.7% and 17.0% on year, according to China-based All View Cloud (AVC).
Tuesday 23 November 2021
New MediaTek TV SoC built using TSMC 7nm process
MediaTek has unveiled its new Pentonic smart TV SoC family with the introduction of the 2000 series, which will power next generation flagship 8K TVs. The new SoC series is the world's first commercial TV chip manufactured using TSMC's N7 (namely 7nm process technology), according to the fabless company.
Monday 22 November 2021
QD-OLED TVs may help Samsung Electronics keep profitability from TV business
While Samsung Electronics expects its TV sales volume in 2021 to decrease 10-15% on year, QD(quantum dot)-OLED TVs are likely to help Samsung maintain profitability from TV sales, according to industry sources.
Friday 19 November 2021
Taiwan supply chain needs to be cautious about inventory control, says Qisda chairman
Taiwan-based supply chain makers have to cope with decreasing global demand from consumers due to easing of the coronavirus pandemic by controlling inventories of unfinished products to reduce losses from decreased inventory values, EMS provider Qisda chairman and CEO Peter Chen has warned.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Compal dismisses reports about closing TV assembly lines in Taiwan
ODM Compal Electronics has dismissed reports that claimed it was shutting down TV assembly lines in Taiwan.
Monday 8 November 2021
Highlights of the day: Taiwan stands good chance in EV, says Foxconn chair
Foxconn is bent on breaking the barriers to the carmaking industry. Foxconn chairman Young-Way Liu, speaking at the NATEA-orgainized the US-Taiwan High-Tech Forum, said he believes Taiwan, with its prowess in the semiconductor sector, stands a good chance of succeeding in the EV sector. At the same event, Applied Materials corporate VP Brian Shieh shared his views on the outlook of the display industry. In the semiconductor sector, TSMC is on track to move its 3nm node to volume production on schedule.
Monday 8 November 2021
US-Taiwan High Tech Forum: Applied Materials group VP Brian Shieh highlights display tech development
Brian Shieh, group vice president and general manager of the Display Technology Group at Applied Materials, participated in the US-Taiwan High Tech Forum - held online by North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) on November 5 - to discuss the evolution of display technology and its impact on the semiconductor industry. The new generation technologies including Natural 3D are expected to further expand the semiconductor content and play a role in driving the megatrends of the semiconductor industry.
Thursday 4 November 2021
TV SoC demand drops at slow pace
TV SoC demand has started to drop but at a slower pace compared to slowdowns in demand for other TV-use chips, such as display driver ICs, according to industry sources.
Thursday 4 November 2021
LCD is mainstream automotive display technology
LCD has become the mainstream display technology for automotive displays, especially for those in new energy cars, and the leading status will remain at least until 2025, according industry sources.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Samsung Electronics launches above 90-inch non-LCD TVs, LG Electronics to follow suit in 2022
Samsung Electronics launched a 98-inch 4K Neo QLED TV at an ex-factory price of KWR19.1 million (US$16,215) in August 2021, much lower than the retail price of KRW70 million for a 98-inch 8K QLED TV it launched in 2019, while LG Electronics plans to launch 97-inch 4K OLED TV series in 2022, with ex-factory prices estimated to far, exceed KRW20 million which is much lower than the retail price of KRW41 million for a 98-inch UHD LCD TV it launched in 2014, according to South Korea-based IT Chuson.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Harvatek steps into heterogeneous integration packaging with YoungTek Electronics
LED packaging service provider Harvatek has stepped into heterogeneous integration packaging and packaging of LED devices integrated with ICs, through cooperation with IC testing service provider YoungTek Electronics, according to chairman Bily Wang for both Harvatek and YoungTek.
Monday 1 November 2021
Samsung Display, LG Display step into new panels other than LCD ones
Samsung Display plans to start production of QD (quantum dot)-based panels in the fourth quarter of 2021, while LG Display began production of white-light OLED panels in the third quarter of 2021 and is in preparation to set up production capacity for plastic OLED panels for use in iPad and foldable iPhone, according to industry sources.
Thursday 28 October 2021
Taiwan makers' TV shipments to grow 9.5% sequentially in 4Q21
Taiwan makers shipped 7.365 million TVs in third-quarter 2021, rising 2.9% sequentially, according to DIGITIMES Research figures. As seasonal demand pick up, Taiwan makers' TV shipments are expected to grow 9.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter.
Thursday 28 October 2021
Prices for TV-use LCD panels to keep falling in November
LCD TV panel supply in terms of area shipments in fourth-quarter 2021 is estimated to be 8.9% in excess of demand, and consequently, November quotes for such panels of all sizes are expected to continue to drop sequentially, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Coretronic hikes forecast growth in 2021 BLU shipment to 25-30%
Coretronic has upward adjusted forecast growth in 2021 shipments for LED backlight units (BLUs) from 20% originally to 25-30%, according to president Sarah Lin for the company's Display Business Group.
Tuesday 26 October 2021
AOpen sees slow rebound in demand for digital signage
AOpen, a member of the Acer Group, has seen demand slowly rebounding for digital signage along with the easing of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Victor Chien.
Monday 25 October 2021
LCD monitors 20-30% short of demand, says Acer
Demand for LCD monitors supporting remote working and learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic remains strong, but the retail market sees a 20-30% shortage in supply, according to Victor Chien, president for Acer's Digital Display Business.
Friday 22 October 2021
Apple adoption of miniLED backlighting reduces off-season impact for LED makers
With demand for LCD TV panels decreasing, the off-season this year for the LED sector has arrived 1-2 months earlier than in the past, but Apple's adoption of miniLED backlighting for 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro has lessened the off-season impact, according to industry sources.
Friday 22 October 2021
Small- to medium-size TV panels see fast price drops
While LCD TV panel prices have generally been falling since July 2021, the extent of decrease for the 32-, 43- and 55-inch segments has been much bigger the 65- and 75-inch ones, which has sent makers cutting more of their small- to medium-sise TV panel production in order to curb price falls.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
Digitimes Research: Global large-size LCD panel shipments to grow at CAGR of 0.69% during 2021-2026
There will be 887 million large-size (9-inch and above) LCD panels shipped globally in 2021 and the shipments will increase to 918 million units in 2026 at a CAGR of 0.69%, according to Digitimes Research.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
Lite-On Tech has photo coupler order visibility till end of 1Q22
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has obtained orders for photo couplers with shipments scheduled until the end of the first quarter of 2022, according to company president Anson Chiu.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
TV sales during October holidays in China down 12.2% on year, says AVC
In the China market, 2.36 million TVs were sold during the week-long holidays in early October 2021, decreasing 12.2% on year, while the corresponding sales value of CNY9.1 billion (US$1.4 billion) increased 0.6%, according to All View Consulting (AVC).