China-based display panel makers and LG Display (LGD) have been under operational pressure along with consecutive drops in LCD panel price for longer than three quarters, and are placing hope on growing demand for high-end panels including OLED ones, according to industry sources.
E Ink Holdings (EIH) aims to have electronic paper (e-paper) replace paper by seeking more applications to various surfaces such as those of tables, walls and automobiles, according to company chairman and CEO Johnson Lee.
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux expects second-quarter 2022 shipments of large-size panels to increase 7-9% sequentially and those of small- to medium-size panels to rise 17-19% sequentially, but the corresponding average selling price (ASP) is expected to drop 10-13%, according to the company.
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) saw April consolidated revenues of NT$20.223 billion (US$682 million) decrease 27.89% sequentially and 31.68% year-on-year, while fellow maker Innolux had those of NT$20.610 billion slipping 13.85% sequesntially and 32.08% year-on-year.
LCD panel maker HannStar Display has posted consolidated revenues of NT$4.956 billion (US$171 million), gross margin of 15.09%, operating profit of NT$294.3 million, and net loss of NT$428.8 million for first-quarter 2022.
LCD TV panel prices are expected to continue dropping sequentially, with 32- to 55-inch applications to slip US$2-4 per panel and 65- and 75-inch ones to decline US$8-10 per unit, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.
PanelSemi, a provider of display hardware/software integration services, has an ambition of making Taiwan's display industry the global leader in developing third-generation displays, according to the company chairman and CEO Ting Chin-lung.
Move a thumb to unlock a car door. Self-check-in at an airport without touching the kiosk. These are no longer scenes in the movies but what technology is capable of nowadays. Motion Gestures, a Canada-based startup, has brought sophisticated camera-based hand tracking and gesture recognition solutions to various industry verticals, offering transformative experience to the modern world.
Taiwan's economic growth for first-quarter 2022 is estimated at 3.06%, higher than the 3.00% forecast in February 2022, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
Samsung Electronics' foundry business achieved its highest-ever first-quarter sales, thanks to solid demand from all applications and improvements in the yields of the advanced process, the vendor has claimed when announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2022.
Touch display solution provider General Interface Solution (GIS) will have its new plant in Taichung, central Taiwan, come online mainly for producing capacitive fingerprint recognition solutions in the second half of 2022, according to the company.
AUO Display Plus, AU Optronics' subsidiary specializing in industrial and commercial display panels, is showcasing three smart solutions jointly developed with partners as well as in-house-developed smart capsule offices at the Touch Taiwan 2022 International Display Exhibition during April 27-29, according to the company.
Touch display supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) is showcasing its latest transparent and curved LED screens at Touch Taiwan 2022, along with under-display fingerprint sensors and 3D image sensors for multi-sector applications.
InZiv, a technology provider of high-resolution inspection and repair of microLED, QLED, and OLED displays, announced that it has raised US$10 million in a Series A1 round led by BlueRed Partners, a Singapore based venture capital fund. Co-investors include OurCrowd, a number of Asian family offices, and existing investors. InZiv will use the capital to accelerate its product development of fast electroluminescence (EL) and photoluminescence (PL) automated solutions, make strategic company appointments, and expand its global presence with a particular focus on the US and Asia to support growing customer demand. The company has also announced that Yishai Klein, managing partner and co-founder of BlueRed Partners, and Itzhak Edrei, president emeritus of Tower Semiconductor, will be joining the board of directors.
Panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) expects COVID-induced lockdowns in China to affect 30-40% of its production capacity at its factory site in Kunshan, according to company chairman Paul Peng. The company has also slowed equipment move-ins for the second phase of the Kunshan facility expansion.
Innolux will showcase in-house-developed innovative display solutions, including electronic paper (e-paper) displays, smart liquid crystal windows, train-use displays and advanced automotive displays, at the Touch Taiwan 2022 during April 27-29.
AU Optronics (AUO) will debut automotive displays featuring microLED and AmLED for smart cockpit applications at Touch Taiwan 2022. The panel maker said smart cockpit integration services aim to provide drivers and passengers immersive experiences, turning future cars into a premium third living space beyond one's home and workplace.
Taiwan's exports totaled US$43.50 billion in March 2022, hitting a monthly record by growing 16.2% sequentially and 21.3% year-on-year, while the month's imports reached US$38.84 billion, also a record high with increases of 22.8% sequentially and 20.3% year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).