E-paper displays best for IoT devices, says EIH chairman
In the IoT era, e-paper solutions could turn out to be the most competitive display products for terminal-end devices, according to Frank Ko, chairman and CEO of e-paper solution provider E Ink Holding (EIH).
Taiwanese executives leaving China flat panel industry
Many top executives from Taiwan who had helped China build up its flat panel industry have left the country, which has become a powerhouse in the display business and is keener to promote local professionals.
The development of mini RGB LED technology is now being considered the next-generation display technology as mini LED applications are different from the general LED display products, and offer better image quality.
Innolux names new vice chairman, president
Innolux has appointed its president Robert Hsiao as vice chairmanship and also promoted its vice president James Yang to president, effective immediately, according to an announcement of the LCD panel maker.
PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor has reported revenues of NT$140.61 million (US$4.54 million) for September, down 2.78% on month and 29.11% on year.
Advantech has announced it will spend NT$200 million (US$6.41 million) acquiring a 15% stake in touch panel maker Mildex Optical, an equivalent to 15.71 million shares, from Panjit International.
EIH reports flat results for September
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported revenues of NT$1.298 billion (US$41.99 million) for September, up 0.05% on month but down 23.1% on year.
Giantplus reports decreased sales for September
LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology saw its revenues decline 0.46% on month and 20.26% on year in September. Third-quarter revenues came to NT$2.618 billion, decreasing 1.02% sequentially.
Flat panel makers Innolux and HannStar Display have reported weak sales for September, as their shipments dropped.
LG releases preliminary earnings for 3Q18
LG Electronics has announced its preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2018, posting an operating profit of KRW745.5 billion (US$656.55 million), up 44.4% on year.
CPT reports decreased revenues for September
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) saw its revenues drop 14.5% on month and 41.6% on year to NT$1.922 billion (US$62.06 million) in September due to a lack of new products for the smartphone segment.
AUO sales down in September
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for September arrived at NT$27.44 billion (US$886.13 million), down by 1.3% on month and 5.6% on year.
Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported revenues of NT$14.445 billion (US$467.56 million) for September, up 63.59% on month but down 9.59% on year. Third-quarter revenues came to NT$31.317 billion, up 33.13% on quarter but down 27.21% on year.
A US$100 million tinting glass manufacturing plant invested by US-based Kinestral Technologies in Miaoli, western Taiwan, has kicked off commercial operations with a production capacity of 200,000 square feet of tinting glass a year initially.
Samsung Electronics has provided its earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2018, estimating record operating profits of about KRW17.5 trillion (US$15.5 billion) on consolidated revenues of approximately KRW65 trillion.
TPK revenues surge 81% on year in 3Q18
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported revenues of NT$11.312 billion (US$367.18 million) for September, down 2.3% on month but up 5.9% on year. Revenues for the third quarter of 2018 totaled NT$32.192 billion, increasing 81% on quarter and 5.5% on year.
Global large-size LCD panel area shipments to grow at 5% CAGR in next 5 years, says Digitimes Research
Global shipments of large-size LCD panels (9-inch and above sizes) are expected to grow by a CAGR of 0.2% in terms of unit shipments and 5% in terms of area shipments during the period between 2018 and 2023, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1,661.597 billion (US$54.21 billion) in January-August 2018, growing 5.68% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments to fall through 2023, says Digitimes Research
Global shipments of small- to medium-size TFT LCD panels are expected to decline at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2018 to reach 2.02 billion units in 2023 due to the increasing popularity of AMOLED panels and the retirement of older-generation LCD lines by Japan- and Korea-based flat panel makers, according...
TV panel prices are stabilizing along with a gradual balance in supply and demand seen in late third quarter, but IT applications are poised to rise slightly as demand for bezel-free and gaming panels by brand LCD monitor suppliers are continuing to pick up, according to industry sources.
AU Optronics (AUO), Compal Electronics and Wistron have jointly set up an industry-academic talent training alliance dubbed GOLF (Gap of Learning & Field), seeking to provide students of contracted universities and colleges with free online corporate training and internships at enterprises.
Innolux is expanding its workforce as it is enhancing its deployment in the high-end display systems, automotive panel and smart retailing sectors, according to company HR department chief Chang Jen-yung.
AU Optronics' (AUO) flat panel shipments remain robust, with the sales momentum for large-size high-end TV applications to continue into the first half of November, and that for IT panels to last through December, according to company chairman Paul Peng.
Having shipped 1.3 million OLED TV panels in the first half of 2018, LG Display is likely to ship nearly four million units of such panels in the year, according to a Korea-based News1 Korea report.
In spite of its status as one of the top-five suppliers of OLED automotive panels globally, LG Display is facing increasing challenge from Samsung Display, which is making headway in the field utilizing its superior production capacity, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments grew 5% on year to reach 21.03 million units in the second quarter of 2018.
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Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 7.65 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2018, up 15.9% sequentially and 6.5% on year.
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