Display components
  • Hinge makers to benefit from foldable-screen smartphones
    Taiwan-based hinge makers are expected to ramp up substantially their output for foldable smartphones starting the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
  • The Wall micro LED TV developed by Samsung Electronics
    Sony, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics had showcased large-size micro LED TVs while China-based TCL, Konka and Leyard Optoelectronic had exhibited large-size RGB (red-, green-, blue-light) fine-pitch mini LED displays at CES 2020 during January 7-10, signaling that micro LED TVs will have a good...
  • GLT chairman Lee Mang-shiang
    Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects its revenues and profit to hit new highs in 2020, powered by its expanded capacity and clear order visibility, according to company chairman Lee Mang-shiang.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Driver IC designers to see stronger demand from the OLED sector
    Taiwan-based display driver IC designers and backend specialists are looking to ready additional capacities by mid-2020 to meet growing demand for OLED driver ICs, according to industry sources.
  • Leyard Optoelectronic
    Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has partnered with China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic to exhibit three models of RGB mini LED fine-pitch displays with a pitch of 0.6mm at CES 2020.
  • 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.
  • Micro LED catches attention at CES
    CES 2020 has started with a bang. Big companies - such as Intel, AMD, and Samsung - and startups alike are showcasing their latest products and innivations at the annual show in Las Vegas. For the display sector, mini and micro LED technologies are catching attention, with Samsung demonstrating its...
  • 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.
  • Samsung expected to unveil micro LED plans at CES 2020
    Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil plans regarding hardware specifications of its new micro LED displays as well as investment and schedule for micro LED display production at CES 2020 during January 7-10, according to industry sources.
  • 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.
  • Merck to showcase solutions at CES 2020
    Merck will present its latest leading-edge materials for the electronics industry at CES 2020 to promote digital living, according to the company.
  • Mini LED still sees limited adoption
    Lextar Electronics has been aggressively promoting its mini LED backlighting modules in many high-performance application industries and has reportedly obtained orders from Micro-Star International (MSI) for its Creator notebook.
  • Chinese chipmakers developing AI-based ASICs
    Chinese IT firms have been stepping up efforts developing its own CPUs in line with the country's goal of replacing all foreign firms-made computers in use in government and military sectors with locally-made ones. Chinese chipmakers are also developing HPC...
  • Corning Taiwan has set up a startup accelerator
    Corning Display Technologies Taiwan has partnered with Taidah Entrepreneurship Center under National Taiwan University (TEC NTU) to set up an accelerator to help startups develop innovative applications using the company's materials and technologies.
  • Favite to focus on Chinese panel sector
    AOI (automatic optical inspection) equipment maker Favite will focus 2020 operation on China-based TFT-LCD and OLED panel makers, for many of whom plan to set up new plants next year, according to the company.
  • Synaptics to sell mobile LCD TDDI biz to Hua Capital
    Synaptics has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to divest its mobile LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital through a special purpose entity backed by Hua-Capital Cayman for US$120 million in cash.
  • 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.
  • Realignment of LCD panel production capacities to put pressure on large-size polarizer prices
    Prices of large-size polarizers are expected to continue to come under downward pressure in 2020 due to market uncertainty arising from realignment of LCD panel production capacities by makers in Korea and China, according to Peter Chao, chairman of Optimax Technology.
  • Daxin chairman CY Cheng
    LCD chemical material supplier Daxin Materials has disclosed plans to build a new plant at a cost of NT$550 million (US$18.1 million), which will focus on production of new key upstream and semiconductor materials after starting official run in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Innolux's UTID solution
    Innolux has disclosed its display solution supporting underwater touch functionality may be adopted by Japanese clients by the end of 2020.
  • Taiwan poised to strive in global micro LED market
    Taiwan has opportunities to strive in the global micro LED market by leveraging its technological advantages in the LED, semiconductor, and backend industries, according to Louis Huang, CEO of Taiwan's Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA).

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