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  • LCD equipment makers are eyeing opportunities from the OLED and micro/mini LED sectors
    Taiwan-based LCD equipment makers could return to a growth track in 2020 by shipping more of their equipment for the manufacture of OLED and mini LED-backlit panels after ending 2019 with decreased revenues, according to industry sources.
  • Foldable-screen notebooks becoming a new trend
    At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
  • Merck CEO
    Merck demonstrated its materials and technologies at the recently concluded CES 2020, focusing on four major aspects - smart city, immersive displays, in-memory computing, and AI-optimized quantum computing.
  • OLED makers are eyeing the large-size displays market
    Flat panel makers in Korea, Japan and China have been committing heavy investments for building their respective capacities for large-size OLED panels since the second half of 2019, and the move is likely to usher in a new stage of competition in the global panel industry in the coming years.
  • Innolux saw sales decline almost 10% in 2019
    Innolux has announced December 2019 consolidated revenue of NT$22.1 billion (US$740 million), an increase of 2.6% on month and a decrease of 6.2% on year.
  • Innolux president James Yang (left) and Emza CEO Yoram Zylberberg
    Taiwan-based LCD panel maker Innolux has integrated WiseEye human sensing technology from Emza Visual Sense and Himax Technologies into its monitors to assure privacy protection in real time.
  • LG Display plans to reduce LCD panel output
    The supply and demand for LCD TV panels is poised for an improvement in 2020 and 2021 as the scope of downsizing on LCD panel output by LG Display (LGD) this year will be higher than expected, according to sources from Taiwan's flat panel makers.
  • AUO's sales dropped over 12% in 2019
    LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for 2019 totaled NT$268.79 billion (US$8.98 billion), down 12.6% on year.
  • Corning is gearing efforts for automotive glass applications
    Corning has announced the industrialization of its ColdForm technology for curved automotive display systems. Driven by consumer demand for more in-car infotainment and connectivity, ColdForm technology enables larger, curved, and more integrated displays designs, said the vendor.
  • Panasonic VR glasses with micro OLED
    Panasonic is showcasing high dynamic range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) eyeglasses featuring micro OLED at CES 2020.
  • The BOX developed by E Ink and LivingPackets
    E Ink Holdings (EIH), a developer of electronic ink technology, and LivingPackets, a developer of reusable packaging, have jointly announced The Box, a sustainable, reusable packaging solution for businesses and consumers.
  • Innolux and Tanvas have teamed up to deliver automotive touch solutions
    Tanvas, a developer of next-generation multi-touch haptic technology, has teamed with Innolux to produce a 15-inch automotive-qualified touch display using TanvasTouch, programmable textures and haptic effects on smooth, physical surfaces.
  • Intel and Lenovo have unveiled foldable-screen notebook at CES 2020
    Intel has demonstrated breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) that pave the way for autonomous driving and a new era of mobile computing innovation at CES 2020, showcasing how the company is infusing intelligence across the cloud, network, edge and PC, and driving positive impact for people,...
  • Micro LED modules can be stacked up to form large displays
    Micro LED technology is limited to applications in high-end large-size commercial displays and deluxe home theater systems currently due to high production cost, but technological improvements are expected to broaden its adoption in display modules which can be mosaicked into large screens of various...
  • AUO free-form curved cockpit display set
    AU Optronics (AUO) will present at CES 2020 its latest display technologies and applications that it says are transforming smart and connected vehicles, and facilitating user experience at home, at work and on the go.
  • Apple reportedly to keep LCD iPhones
    The world has been as curious as ever about Apple's upcoming lineup of iPhone for 2020, and the latest news coming from the supply chain claims that the vendor may launch as many as six iPhone models this year, and that it will continue...
  • 8K panel penetration rate is growing slowly
    Global shipments of 8K LCD panels are expected to total 500,000 units in 2020, accounting for a penetration rate of 0.2% of LCD panel shipments worldwide, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
  • Competitions over OLED capacity to rise in 2020-2021
    China-based flat panel maker BOE Technology has been shifting its focus to the development OLED panels and is likely to wage a "Game of Chicken" in the race for capacity against Samsung Display in 2020-2021, according to a Korea-based Money Today report.
  • Micro LED to enter mass production in 2020
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will establish a joint-venture maker of mini LED and micro LED chips and modules with China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic in Wuxi, eastern China, according to Epistar.
  • Foldable-screen notebooks unlikely at CES
    Foldable phones are already a commerical reality, and the market can expect to see more from multiple vendors in 2020. But those who are looking forward to foldable-screen notebooks may have to wait a little longer. Intel reportedly was looking to showcase a 17-inch foldable-screen...
  • TV panel prices are expected to recover
    LCD TV panel prices may stage a rally in early 2020 thanks to an improved supply-demand balance, with the upward spiral to continue into the second quarter and quotes for mainstream panel sizes likely to rise about 20%, according to industry sources.
  • Foldable screens to enter notebook applications in 2H20
    Intel is unlikely to promote foldable-screen notebooks until after issues such as insufficient flexible panel supply and immature OS support are solved in mid 2020, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • US may tighten Huawei ban
    The world's two superpowers may be heading towards a truce in their trade war, but the US reportedly is not letting Chinese tech giant Huawei off the hook easily. Washington may tighten control on Huawei's access to US technology, with...
  • LCD TV panels have been in oversupply
    For the global LCD panel industry, the year 2019 has been mostly engulfed by oversupply due notably to rampant capacity ramps by Chinese makers. Oversupply coupled with the impacts of the US-China trade dispute has brought not only steep falls in LCD panel prices but also profound changes of the landscapes...
  • RiTdisplay is diversifying its product portfolio
    PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay is currently focusing on developing mini/micro LED display products as sales of its PMOLED devices have been affected by bans of e-cigarettes in a number of states and cities in the US, according to company CEO DC Wang.

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