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Thursday 15 April 2021
AUO expanding 6G LCD line in China
AUO is expanding capacity at its Kunshan, China plant, with new capacity scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2022.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Highlights of the day: TSMC confident about US fab project
TSMC chairman Mark Liu took part in a White House-hosted online meeting of the world's semiconductor powerhouses on Tuesday. After the meeting, Liu reiterated the Taiwan-based foundry house's commitment to building a wafer fab in the US state of Arizona. The semiconductor supply chain has been troubled by shortages for months, with major Taiwanese IC vendors set for another wave of price hikes in second-quarter 2021. Development of microLED applications have been gaining momentum, and commercialized products may be available as early as year-end 2021.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Coretronic BLU shipments to be affected by component shortages in April
Coretronic expects its shipments of energy-saving products, mainly backlight units (BLU), to stay flat in April, as shortages of some critical components will undermine its efforts to ramp up shipments.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
MicroLED may start taking off at year-end 2021, says PlayNitride executive
Development of microLED applications has been gaining momentum, with commercialization of the technology likely to begin at year-end-2021 at the earliest, according to Falcon Liu, marketing director for Taiwan-based PlayNitride.
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Innolux foraying into smart window applications
Innolux has teamed up with upstream suppliers, including Corning and Merck, to develop smart window products using liquid crystal technology.
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Taiwan PCB makers gearing up for miniLED TV boom
Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers, such as Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Apex International, are gearing up for the miniLED-backlit TV market boom as they have cut into supply chains of major makers in the new segment, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 17 March 2021
MiniLED-backlit TV competition heating up
Samsung Electronics will begin shipping its Neo QLED LCD TVs at the end of March 2021, heating up competition in miniLED backlighting, according to industry sources.
Monday 15 March 2021
Demand for medical LCD displays to drop in 2021
Global demand for LCD displays used in various medical purposes spiked in 2020 due to COVID-19, but is expected to shrink sharply in 2021 along with the gradual easing of the pandemic, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 10 March 2021
BLU shipments to rebound in March
Coretronic and Radiant Opto-Electronics expect their backlight unit (BLU) shipments to rebound significantly in March, as factory operations have returned to normal after the Lunar New Year holidays.
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Taiwan PC monitor shipments to fall 8% in 1Q21, says Digitimes Research
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments are expected to fall 8.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, after registering a 3.7% sequential increase in the prior quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Monday 8 March 2021
Interactive whiteboard shipments to gain momentum
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of large-size LCD panel applications can still see a double-digit rate in the next five years, bolstered by the growing popularity of over 9-inch automotive boards and interactive whiteboards (IWB), according to Digitimes Research.
Friday 5 March 2021
Samsung Taiwan to provide commerical displays for 7-Eleven
Samsung Taiwan has disclosed it has obtained orders for installing QMR commercial displays at the local 7-Eleven chain store's 6,000 outlets around the country.
Tuesday 23 February 2021
Coretronic expects 10-20% shipment growth in 2021
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic expects to post a 10-20% shipment increase in 2021, thanks to increasing output for energy-saving applications from its factory sites in Vietnam and China.
Monday 22 February 2021
China monitor market to grow 3% in 2021
Monitor shipments in the China market are likely to grow 3% on year to 35.6 million units in 2021, having expanded 2.4% to 34.5 million units in 2020, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
Wednesday 17 February 2021
Coretronic sees January revenues drop
Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.293 billion (US$116 million) for January, decreasing 15.29% sequentially and 1.05% on year.
Friday 5 February 2021
Taiwan makers see LCD TV shipments rise in 4Q20
Taiwan-based makers shipped 951,800 LCD TVs globally in fourth-quarter 2020, increasing 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Friday 29 January 2021
Samsung posts profit drop in 4Q20
Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits fell 26.7% sequentially to KRW9.05 trillion (US$8.08 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2020, due to weaker memory prices, sluggish consumer products sales, higher marketing costs and impacts from the Korean won's appreciation.
Tuesday 26 January 2021
Excellence Optoelectronics develops fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays
LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has disclosed it has worked with a US client to develop a 165-inch fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays, with shipments expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2021.
Tuesday 26 January 2021
Taiwan makers step up miniLED-backlit automotive displays development
Taiwan-based LED firms Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics, and LCD panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are stepping up efforts developing miniLED-backlit LCD automotive displays for dashboards, central information displays and infotainment devices, with such applications likely to begin shipping in 2022, according to industry sources.
Monday 18 January 2021
Innolux proposes concept of panel semiconductor
South Korean panel makers are withdrawing from the LCD market, while their Chinese competitors, after frenzy expansion propelled them to the top of the LCD sector, are not expected to further expand their capacity significantly in the future, as they no longer have priority in receiving government resources.
Monday 11 January 2021
Samsung to advance QLED, microLED TV technologies in 2021
Samsung Electronics is expected to adopt a two-pronged approach to push the sales of its QLED and microLED TVs in 2021, in response to fellow company LG Electronics' efforts to promote its rollable OLED TVs, according to Digitimes Research.
Monday 11 January 2021
MiniLED backlighting to enhance large-size LCD competitiveness, says Innolux VP
MiniLED backlighting is expected to strengthen large-size LCD panels' competitiveness against OLED in five years, according to Ting Chin-lung, executive vice president for Innolux.
Thursday 7 January 2021
More devices to come with miniLED displays
Apple is reportedly looking to adopt miniLED displays for its new iPads and MacBook Pros in 2021, while Samsung Electronics is expected to release a miniLED tablet and Micro-Star International (MSI) a miniLED notebook, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
EIH to promote color e-book readers
E Ink Holdings (EIH) will promote its ACeP (advanced color e-paper) technology to e-book readers in 2021.
Monday 4 January 2021
Foldable-screen notebooks likely to be expensive
Foldable-screen notebooks are estimated to be priced more than NT$70,000 (US$2,469) due to the high components costs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.