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Friday 14 May 2021
Nuclera acquires E Ink digital microfluidics unit
UK-based biotech firm Nuclera has announced it has acquired Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings (EIH)'s digital microfluidics unit to form its US subsidiary.
Thursday 13 May 2021
Corning unveils 10.5G LCD glass plant in Wuhan
Corning has unveiled a 10.5G LCD glass substrate manufacturing facility co-located with a BOE Technology plant in Wuhan, China.
Wednesday 12 May 2021
Chipmakers see customers turn cautious about placing orders
Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen terminal customers start slowing down their pace of orders, and are aware that downstream device makers will be revisiting their production plans and closely monitoring chip inventories they hold over the next quarter, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Coretronic eyeing 60% surge in image product shipments in May
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic expects shipments of its image products and visual solutions to hike 60% sequentially in May, thanks to deferred shipments from the previous month.
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Wah Hong sees profit hike in 1Q21
Optoelectronics materials supplier Wah Hong Industrial has reported net profits surged 179% on year to a nine-year high of NT$96.04 million (US$3.5 million) in the first quarter of 2021, with EPS reaching NT$0.98.
Friday 7 May 2021
TPK expects 2Q21 revenues to slip 10-15% sequentially
Touch module maker TPK Holding expects consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2021 to decrease 10-15% on quarter mainly due to off-season effects, according to company president Leo Hsieh at a May 6 investor conference.
Thursday 6 May 2021
Nichia setting up miniLED chip production capacity
Nichia, with investment of JPY60 billion (US$549 million), is setting up dedicated production capacity for miniLED chips for backlighting applications in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, with completion scheduled for July 2021 and production to kick off at the end of September 2021, according to Dai Tsuan-jia, general manager for Nichia Taiwan.
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Driver IC backend capacity utilization unstable
Display driver IC (DDI) backend specialists Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have seen unstable capacity utilization for processing small- to medium-size applications due mainly to unstable wafer shipments from chip designers, according to industry sources.
Monday 3 May 2021
TSMT to trial surface mounting for Macbook-use miniLED backlights
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT) will trial surface mounting of miniLED chips, ICs and other components on PCBs for use in backlighting of two MacBook models to be launched in second-half 2021, according to industry sources.
Monday 3 May 2021
Tight supply of VA compensation films undercuts polarizer output
Polarizer maker Cheng Mei Materials Technology (CMMT) can only operate at 80-85% of its capacity at present due to a shortage of VA (vertically aligned) compensation films, according to company sources.
Monday 3 May 2021
Eternal Materials sees increasing shipments for miniLED packaging sealant
Eternal Materials has seen shipments increasing for silicone-based sealant used in miniLED packaging amid growing demand for miniLED backlighting, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 28 April 2021
BLU maker Coretronic gearing up for capacity expansion
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic is expanding its production capacity in Vietnam and China to meet increasing market demand, according to Sarah Lin, president of its energy-saving device unit.
Wednesday 28 April 2021
LCD panels supply worsening
With Corning and AU Optronics (AUO) planning to undertake annual maintenance for their fabs shortly, the current tight supply of glass substrates and LCD panels is likely to worsen in the near term, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Corning expects growth momentum throughout 2021
Corning has reported sales of US$3.3 billion for first-quarter 2021, falling 2% sequentilly but rising 38% on year, with net income soaring 138% sequentially to arrive at US$599 million and swinging back from loss registered in first-quarter 2020.
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Darwin upbeats about demand for miniLED backlight applications
Taiwan-based Darwin Precisions, which offers fine metal masks (FMM) for OLED panel production, expects robust demand for miniLED-backlit applications to drive its sales growth in 2021, according to company chairman Michael Tsai.
Monday 26 April 2021
AUO, Innolux optimistic about miniLED backlighting
Taiwan's top LCD makers believe Apple's adopting miniLED backlighting for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will encourage other device vendors to follow suit, spurring demand for such applications.
Monday 26 April 2021
Solar Applied Materials sees rising orders from clients
Solar Applied Materials Technology, a Taiwan-based supplier of precious and rare metals, chemicals and materials, is enjoying robust orders from clients in the semiconductor, panel and storage industries.
Friday 23 April 2021
Corning at Touch Taiwan to mark 20 years of local operations
Corning is at Touch Taiwan 2021 from April 21 through 23 to mark two decades of its local operations. It is showcasing a range of its glass innovations in display technologies and mobile consumer electronics, including the Ribbon Ceramics high-quality, fully-dense ceramic substrates in ribbon format, and Guardiant, an antimicrobial paint additive.
Friday 23 April 2021
GIS boosts comprehensive fingerprint recognition solutions
Touch display solution provider General Interface Solution (GIS) focuses promotion in 2021 on fingerprint recognition solutions, including film- and glass-based capacitor sensors, 3D lens-based sensors, TFT optical sensors and ultrasonic sensors, according to company.
Thursday 22 April 2021
Polarizer supply to stay tight throughout 2021, says CMMT
The supply of compensation films and other upstream materials for use in the production of polarizers has become severely tight, which will constrain the overall supply of polarizers throughout this year, according to Taiwan-based Cheng Mei Materials Technology (CMMT).
Thursday 22 April 2021
MiniLED, microLED a focus at Touch Taiwan 2021
Ennostar is showcasing miniLED backlighting and fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays at Touch Taiwan 2021, where PlayNitride is exhibiting microLED displays of varying sizes.
Thursday 22 April 2021
New-gen iPad Pro shipments to peak in 3Q21
Shipments of Apple's just-unveiled miniLED-backlit iPad Pro will peak for 2021 in the third quarter, according to industry sources.
Thursday 22 April 2021
BenQ Materials sustains full capacity utilization for polarizer
BenQ Materials has sustained full capacity utilization for polarizer production, with its order visibility clear through the end of the second quarter or even the third quarter, according to company chairman ZC Chen.
Thursday 22 April 2021
Touch Taiwan 2021 kicks off
The three-day physical event of the Touch Taiwan 2021 exhibition kicked off on April 21 in Taipei, highlighting over 100 smart display solutions coupled with an array of new technologies and applications, according to the show organizer.
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Highlights of the day: Notebook shipments severely short of demand
Components shortages have been troubling the notebook sector, with ODMs and brand vendors set to see shipments fall short of demand by 30-50% in second-quarter 2021. Chromebooks have been among devices that have seen extremely tight supply of eMMC storage they need - a result of short supply of NAND flash controllers. Meanwhile, panel maker AUO has entered the supply chain of Samsung's microLED TVs by providing backplanes.