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  • Light guide plate (LGP) provider Global Lighting Technology saw its profit improve in the first quarter of 2019, with its business prospects to become even better in the second quarter and onward thanks to sharp reduction in raw material prices.
  • PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay expects the world's first batch of commercial production of micro LED-based smartwatches, built using its micro LED display modules, to become available in 2020, according to company sources.
  • Taiwan-based FineMat Applied Materials, a maker of common metal masks (CMM) needed for OLED panel production, has been making headway in China's OLED segment, according to company chairman and president CH Chao.
  • BenQ Materials chairman ZC Chen
    BenQ Materials is currently undertaking a process for value transformation that will shift its focus to the manufacture of high value-added polarizer products for applications in the PID (public information display), foldable smartphone, electronic white boards, 8K TV and automotive sectors, according...
  • E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) remains positive about its sales and earnings outlook for 2019 as it moves to enhance its deployments in the smart city, smart retailing, education and logistics sectors despite the ongoing US-China trade dispute, according to company president Johnson...
  • Taiwan-based touch module maker TPK Holding has announced that it is withdrawing from a consortium that pursues investment in the cash-strapped Japan Display (JDI), citing volatile market conditions.
  • oled
    Taiwan-based polymer materials supplier U-Best Polymer Industry has come with clear hard coat films for flexible OLED panel applications with volume shipments likely to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to company president NH Huang.
  • Eink
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holding (EIH) has announced a strategic investment in Plastic Logic HK, which designs and develops electrophoretic display (EPD) products based on organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) technology.
  • Apple's unveiling of the US$4,999 Pro Display XDR display device is paving the way for suppliers of LED-backlit products to renew their efforts to cut into the niche display market, according to sources from Taiwan's LED supply chain makers.
  • novatek
    Taiwan IC designers have turned conservative about their revenue performances for the second half of 2019 as uncertain fallouts of the US-China trade war and trade sanctions against Huawei are expected to significantly dampen terminal market sales of handsets, PCs, servers and TVs, according to industry...
  • LCD chemical material supplier Daxin Materials has reported revenues of NT$380 million (US$12.09 million) for May, up 0.2% on month and 12.2% on year.
  • display
    The supply of rigid OLED handset panels is getting tight recently, as more handset brands are using this type of panels paired with in-display fingerprint sensors for their premium models, according to industry sources.
  • Lin Hao-wu poses with perovskite crystals
    A Taiwan university research team has developed spray synthesis technology for producing perovskite quantum dots (PQDs), with the technology featuring a photoluminescence quantum yield rate of nearly 100% and high color purity and stability of PQDs, according to Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST),...
  • INT chairman David Chu Photo: Rebecca Kuo, Digitimes, June 2019
    The arrival of the 5G era will accelerate the development of IoT networks and other applications which require higher network specifications including IoV, telemedicine, minimally invasive surgery, IIoT (industrial IoT), disaster prevention and emergency relief networks, according to David Chu, chairman...
  • esl
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holding (EIH) has lowered the projected shipment growth of its electronic shelf labels (ESLs) for 2019 to 20-30% against an exponential growth forecast earlier, according to company president Johnson Lee.
  • Netronix COO CM Lin
    EPD (electrophoretic display) solution supplier Netronix has said it will begin shipping its plug-type electronic baggage tags (EBTs) in the second half of 2019, with prospects to see robust growth for its overall sales of e-paper solutions, including medical tags and electronic shelf labels (ESLs)...
  • Touch module supplier General Interface Solution (GIS) plans to ramp up sharply its production capacity for in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor modules in the second half of 2019 to meet rising demand, according to company chairman Chou Hsien-ying.
  • Himax Technologies has launched its flexible OLED automotive display driver and timing controller for BOE Technology, according to the Taiwan-based fabless chipmaker.
  • EIH sees growing market potential for e-notebook solutions Photo: Shihmin Fu, Digitimes, May 2019
    E Ink Holdings (EIH), an e-paper solution provider, has expressed optimism about the growth potential of its e-notebook solutions, citing proliferating applications and promising demand from the education, professional and consumer sectors.
  • The applications of e-paper solutions are proliferating
    EPD (electrophoretic display) solution suppliers E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Netronix will showcase their latest e-paper solutions for a wide range of applications, including smart transportation, retail, logistics, education, medical care and smart city, at Computex Taipei 2019.
  • Corning Taiwan president Daniel Tseng
    The 8K TV era is coming with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to serve as a catalyst to facilitate further technology advancements in the display industry to realize a fast development of the 8K TV market, according to Daniel Tseng, president, Corning Display Technologies Taiwan.
  • EIH showcasing its JustWrite e-paper technology at Display Week 2019
    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 chairman Michael Chiang
    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 developing high-margin polarizers for automotive applications
    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.
  • led
    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.

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