Coretronic shipped 44,000 projectors and visual solution devices as well as 2.829 million LED backlight units (BLUs) in April, the former decreasing 69% sequentially and remaining unchanged year-on-year, and the latter slipping 39% sequentially and 38% year-on-year.
Based on TV vendors' prduct developments, demand for COB (chip on board) miniLED-backlit LCD TVs in 2022 is strong but may see some delays mainly due to impact of inflation and COVID lockdowns in some Chinese cities, according to Patrick Fan, chairman for Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar.
PanelSemi, a provider of display hardware/software integration services, has an ambition of making Taiwan's display industry the global leader in developing third-generation displays, according to the company chairman and CEO Ting Chin-lung.
Porotech, a developer of microLED and GaN-based semiconductor technology, showcased what it called the world's first set of native indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based red, green and blue microLED displays at 1920x1080 resolution with at least two million nits of brightness at Touch Taiwan 2022.
China-based LED chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of CNY3.107 billion (US$489 million) and net profit of CNY46 million for first-quarter 2022, respectively increasing 14.35% and decreasing 43.01% year-on-year.
LED backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics have had to defer 40% of shipments for orders received in April 2022 due to anti-COVID-19 lockdown in many Chinese cities, according to company chairman Wang Pen-jan.
Touch display supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) is showcasing its latest transparent and curved LED screens at Touch Taiwan 2022, along with under-display fingerprint sensors and 3D image sensors for multi-sector applications.
InZiv, a technology provider of high-resolution inspection and repair of microLED, QLED, and OLED displays, announced that it has raised US$10 million in a Series A1 round led by BlueRed Partners, a Singapore based venture capital fund. Co-investors include OurCrowd, a number of Asian family offices, and existing investors. InZiv will use the capital to accelerate its product development of fast electroluminescence (EL) and photoluminescence (PL) automated solutions, make strategic company appointments, and expand its global presence with a particular focus on the US and Asia to support growing customer demand. The company has also announced that Yishai Klein, managing partner and co-founder of BlueRed Partners, and Itzhak Edrei, president emeritus of Tower Semiconductor, will be joining the board of directors.
AU Optronics (AUO) will debut automotive displays featuring microLED and AmLED for smart cockpit applications at Touch Taiwan 2022. The panel maker said smart cockpit integration services aim to provide drivers and passengers immersive experiences, turning future cars into a premium third living space beyond one's home and workplace.
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and keyboard and compact camera module maker Chicony Electronics have temporarily stopped production at their factories in an industrial park in Suzhou, eastern China, due to the local government's partial lockdown, according to the companies.
Innolux has disclosed it will showcase its latest, cutting-edge technologies and their various applications - InnoLED, Multi-user N3D, PolarBlack, and miniLED - at the 2022 Touch Taiwan Smart Display Exhibition from April 27-29.
Ledlink Optics has disclosed it has been expanding production capacity for secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting at its factory in eastern China since 2020, with the expansion expected to be completed by year-end 2022.