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  • Apple is investing US$250 million in Corning
    Apple has announced it is investing US$250 million more in Corning, supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.
  • TPK has reported revenues of NT$12.712 billion for August
    Touch module maker TPK Holding has reported revenues of NT$12.712 billion (US$407.28 million) for August, up 1.5% on month and 9.8% on year. The monthly figures were also the highest level so far in 2019.
  • GIS saw its revenues grow 9.5% on month
    Touch module maker General Interface Solution (GIS) saw its revenues grow 9.5% on month and 23.97% on year to hit an 8-month high of NT$10.947 billion (US$348.57 million) in August.
  • Glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting
    While PCBs are used as backplanes for mini LED fine-pitch displays and mini LED backlighting currently, glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting beginning 2020 along with diminishing size of mini LED chips, according to industry sources.
  • Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics will begin shipping mini LED backlight units
    China-based LED packaging service provider Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics will begin shipping mini LED backlight units (BLUs) for 27- and 32-inch gaming LCD monitors and 15.6-inch gaming notebooks at year-end 2019, according to the company at Touch Taiwan 2019 during August 28-30.
  • DRAM and NAND flash players are expected to see demand from servers and datacenters to rise
    Many IT firms from industries including DRAM and NAND flash and optical fingerprint sensor are optimistic about demand in the second half of 2019, but the same may not go for polarizer makers. DRAM and NAND flash players are expected to see demand...
  • Taiwan LCD driver IC suppliers are expected to see customers step up their pace of orders
    Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers are expected to see customers step up their pace of orders around the end of the third quarter, with their order visibility for the fourth quarter becoming clear, according to market observers.
  • TPK to supply touch solutions for bendable displays
    TPK Holding is currently in talks with OLED panel makers in China and Korea for the development of silver nanowire-based bendable touch solution for handsets with the solution's commercial production to be ready in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to company president Leo Hsieh.
  • CMMT is set to begin volume production of 2.5-meter polarizers in 4Q19
    Polarizer suppliers Cheng Mei Materials Technology (CMMT) and BenQ Materials are both conservative about their business outlooks for the second half of 2019 as prices of polarizer products are likely to dip down in the face of an industry-wide production cutback due to oversupply in the display industry,...
  • EIH is set to release colored e-paper solutions for e-book readers
    E Ink Holdings (EIH) has said that it plans to expand the production of colored e-paper solutions to include those for e-book readers in 2020, addition to for electronic shelf labels (ESLs) and advertisement displays currently, according to company president Johnson Lee.
  • GIS raising in-display fingerprint sensor production
    General Interface Solution (GIS) is expanding its production capacity for in-display fingerprint sensors at its plant in Chengdu, China, with plans to ramp up its monthly output to five million units in November from 2-3 million currently, according to company chairman Hsien-ying Chou.
  • EIH to release new EPD solutions
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has said that it has come out with OTFT (organic think film transistor)-based electrophoretic displays (EPDs) for wearable and smart clothing applications.
  • INT to showcase UHPD-based products at Touch Taiwan 2019
    Taiwan-based display technology developing company Innovative and Transformation (INT) will promote it in-house-developed UHPD (ultra-high pixel-density) and SPIC (smart pixel and IC) display technologies and related applications at the upcoming Touch Taiwan 2019.
  • Global Lighting Technology has reported net profits of NT$49.92 million for 2Q19
    Light guide plate (LGP) provider Global Lighting Technology has reported net profits of NT$49.92 million (US$1.594 million) for the second quarter of 2019, up 108% from the previous quarter. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.38 compared to NT$0.18 a quarter earlier.
  • Lextar has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED
    Lextar Electronics has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED ready for mass production, including I-Mini Blue, a smart backlight module integrating mini LED and driver IC, which can realize high contrast and slim design and is already introduced to applications such as gaming notebook...
  • Epistar's mini LED backlighting applications in Huawei's 55-inch 4K smart LCD TVs
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reportedly supplied mini LED chips used to backlight a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) smart LCD TV developed by China-based Huawei Technologies, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
  • EIH has revised downward its revenue forecast for 2019
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has revised downward its revenue forecast for 2019 to an on-year decline of 10%, citing lower-than-expected sales of its consumer products such as e-book readers and e-note solutions.
  • Corning has announced the selection of its Astra Glass by Chengdu CEC Panda Display Technology
    Corning has announced the selection of its Astra Glass by Chengdu CEC Panda Display Technology (CCPD) for its line of oxide-TFT LCD panels used primarily for high-performance, large-size TVs and monitors.
  • TPK has started equipment move-in at its new production line
    TPK Holding has started equipment move-in at its new production line for silver nanowire-based touch solutions that will kick off volume production in the fourth quarter of 2019 before beginning to ramp up output in the first quarter of 2020, according to company CSO Freddie Liu.
  • EIH
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) and US-based Digital, Connected, Intelligent Health Technology (DCI) have jointly rolled out digital healthcare display devices for hospital applications.
  • Adoption of in-display fingerprint sensors by vendors in Korea and China is growing
    Taiwan-based fingerprint ID chip designer Egis Technology (EgisTec) expects to enjoy higher revenue growth for the fourth quarter of 2019 than the third quarter thanks to growing adoption of in-display fingerprint sensors by vendors in Korea and China.
  • Asustek co-CEO Samson Hu
    Asustek Computer willl not be much impacted by a likely rally in prices for memory chips, LCD panels and other components in the second half of 2019 as the hikes will only have short-term effects, according to company co-CEO Samson Hu.
  • Polarizer maker BenQ Materials has reported net profit of NT$86.67 million (US$2.763 million) for the second quarter of 2019, up 23.5% on quarter. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.27.
  • Touch panel makers General Interface Solution (GIS) and TPK Holding both have reported profits for the second quarter of 2019.
  • iphone
    Apple has started making preparations since July ahead of the launch of new iPhones in September, but order momentum for touch panels and other components has been weak, according to industry sources.

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