EIH begins producing 26-inch colored e-paper solutions
E Ink Holdings (EIH), an e-paper solution provider, has kicked off production of its full-color 26-inch Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) displays after beginning producing 13-inch of such products in the first quarter of 2019, according to company sources.
TPK to make decision on deal with JDI by year-end
TPK Holding expects to make a final decision on an investment deal with Japan Display (JDI) by the end of 2019, according to Michael Chiang, chairman of the Taiwan-based touch panel maker.
BenQ Materials tapping high-margin polarizer segments
Polarizer supplier BenQ Materials has been striving to improve its product mix focusing on the development of high-margin products for applications including the PID (public information display), 8K display, foldable smartphone and automotive panel sectors, according to company sources.
AMOLED display panel maker RiTdisplay and micro LED chip maker PlayNitride have formed a strategic alliance to develop and produce below 3-inch micro LED panchromatic display modules for smart wearable devices, according to RiTdisplay.
AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it will showcase at SID's Display Week 2019 mini LED backlit LCD panels ranging from 2.9- to 32-inch sizes with high brightness and high dynamic range for gaming, VR and professional applications.
Corning unveils Astra Glass
Corning has announced a new glass substrate, Astra Glass, optimized for mid-to-large-size, immersive displays in high-performance tablets, notebooks, and 8K TVs. Corning will showcase the new product at SID's Display Week.
Radiant Opto reports strong earnings for 1Q19
Backlit unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-electronics has reported net profit of NT$1.428 billion (US$46.01 million) or NT$3.07 per share for the first quarter of 2019, a significant improvement from NT$145.27 million or NT$0.31 seen a year earlier.
TPK reports increased revenues for April
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported revenues of NT$9.416 billion (US$304.2 million) for April, up 8.3% on month and 41.7% on year.
AUO to continue to focus on premium display market
AU Optronics (AUO) will continue to strive into the high-end segments of a display market that has been generally plagued by oversupply and shrinking profit margins, according company president Michael Tsai.
GIS posts on-year earnings growth for 1Q19
Touch module supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported net profits of NT$ 689.36 million (US$22.3 million) for the first quarter of 2019, down 58% on quarter but up 14.5% on year.
TPK yet to finalize investment deal with JDI
Taiwan-based touch panel maker TPK Holding has said that it has not yet reached a definitive agreement for a deal to make equity investment in the cash-strapped Japan Display (JDI).
Touch panel maker TPK Holding is expected to begin shipping its silver nano wire-based touch solutions to China-based BOE Techology for its production of large-size digital whiteboards in the third quarter of 2019 at the earlist, according to industry sources.
HannsTouch reports earnings for 1Q19
AMOLED touch sensor provider HannsTouch Solution has managed to swing to profitability, reporting net profit of NT$234.85 million (US$7.6 million) for the first quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of NT$28.92 million a quarter earlier. First-quarter earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.32 for the...
BLU maker Coretronic diversifying operations
Coretronic has diversified its operations beyond its core business of backlight unit (BLU) production to include others such as cloud service, robot manufacturing and mixed reality products as it seeks to sustain long-term growth, according to company chairman Wade Chang.
Corning expects display glass price declines to continue improving in 2019, with the company's first-quarter revenues and net profit from the segment recording double-digit growths - 10% and 12% respectively - from year-ago levels.
RiTdisplay developing OLED lighting
PMOLED display panel maker RiTdisplay has extended to development of dimmable flexible OLED lighting panels for automotive, medical and home-use applications, according to industry sources.
In response to the tight supply of polarizers in the market, BenQ Materials has hiked the quotes of its polarizer products for use in 32-inch LCD panels, while keeping all of its three polarizer production lines operating at full capacity, according to company chairman ZC Chen.
Polarizer producer Cheng Mei Materials Technology has said that its operations are expected to return to normal in the third quarter of 2019, now that it has settled a recent management dispute by reeelcting its board of directors, according to company chairman Ho Chao-yang.
LED backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics will introduce high-end BLUs using mini LED chips in the next 3-5 years, according to company chairman and CEO Wang Pan-jan.
LCD equipment, materials suppliers benefiting from aggressive capacity build-up in China
Taiwan's supply chain makers for LCD manufacturing equipment and materials are set to see their sales momentum continue in 2019, with most of them having enjoyed strong sales last year, according to industry sources.
Merck has been rolling out efforts to advance its OLED inkjet printing technology aiming at driving the future development process of foldable smartphones, according to Dick Hsieh, managing director for Merck Taiwan, which held a ceremony recently to mark its 30 anniversary in Taiwan.
Sony has geared up its efforts to promote its ultra large-size Crystal LED (CLED) displays in the Taiwan market, targeting the premium large-size display segment for customized applications in the fields including commercial buildings, galleries and fashion exhibitions, according to industry sources...
BenQ Materials is striving to ramp up sales of its hydrophobic contact lenses, making the medical care business a new growth driver in addition to incumbent polarizer products, according to company sources.
Japan makers retreating from flat panel industry
A recent announcement stating that Japan Display (JDI) has struck a deal to accept a JPY60 billion (US$535.98 million) investment from a consortium formed by Taiwan- and China-based companies signals that Japan is retreating from the global flat panel industry.
Taiwan-based makers in the panel supply chain, including those producing OLED panels, polarizers, chemicals and masks, are gearing up efforts to develop related materials for the production of foldable smartphones, according to industry sources.
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Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
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