Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated revenues totaling NT$2,109.441 billion (US$68.43 billion) in January-October 2018, growing 5.57% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Taiwan panel makers brace for slow sales in December
Having reported decreased sales for November, most Taiwan-based flat panel makers are expected to see their revenues continue to drift downward in December due to dwindling demand and falling panel prices, according to industry sources.
AUO reports decreased November revenues
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its consolidated revenues for November reached NT$25.75 billion (US$834.69 million), down by 2.8% on month and 6.0% on year.
TPK reports decreased revenues for November
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported decreased revenues for November as compared to a month earlier, citing weakened order dynamics from its major clients.
Samsung Display reportedly plans to convert one of its 8.5G LCD fabs, the L8-1, into a production base for the development of QD-OLED (quantum dot-OLED) panels with the transition process likely to begin in the middle of 2019, according to industry sources.
O-film inventory and debts rising
China-based touch panel maker Shenzhen O-film Tech is facing increasing pressure of rising inventories and dwindling orders due to a weak rebound of the handset market in China, according to industry sources.
AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux, which have been regarded as the "two tigers" of Taiwan's flat panel industry as far as their production capacities are concerned, are heading in different directions for their future developments, judging from the strategies adopted by the two firms.
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RiTdisplay to list on main board
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has received approval from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) to change its listing from the Emerging Stock Board to the local main board.
TV panel prices to continue to fall in December
Prices of large-size flat panels, mainly TV panels, are expected to continue to fall in December due to oversupply resulting from continued capacity ramps by China-based flat panel makers, according to industry sources.
Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 117.60 for October 2018, increasing 5.18% on month and 9.24% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on November 23.
EIH bracing for strong sales in 4Q18 and 2019
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) is headed for strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 with its growth momentum to continue into 2019, according to company president Johnson Lee.
LCD equipment makers see order visibility extend to 2019
Most Taiwan-based LCD equipment suppliers have seen their order visibility extend to 2019 as a number of advanced LCD plants are ready to start moving in equipment in the coming year and beyond, according to industry sources.
TPK appoints new CEO
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has promoted senior vice president Leo Hsieh to serve as its new president and CEO, replacing incumbent HH Chiang, who has decided to step down due to personal reasons, according to a company announcement.
WiseChip reports decreased earnings for 3Q18
PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$25.64 million (US$830,505) for the third quarter of 2018, down 23.8% on quarter and 66.6% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.56.
Taiwan's optoelectronics industry players must pursue the development of smart optoelectronics and leverage the prowess and advantages of the country's ICT industry to find a solid foothold in international optoelectronics supply chains, according to Kenneth Tai, chairman of Jasper Display based in...
Innolux reports increased revenues for October
Innolux has reported increased revenues for October, thanks to increased shipments of complete TV sets and small- and medium-size LCD modules despite decreases in panel shipments.
Giantplus profits up 2.8% sequentially in 3Q18
LCD panel and module maker Giantplus Technology has reported net profits of NT$81.16 million (US$2.64 million) for the third quarter of 2018, up 2.8% from a quarter earlier but down 155.7% from a year ago.
HannStar Display posts profits for 3Q18
HannStar Display has reported net profits of NT$530 million (US$17.3 million) on net sales of NT$4.1 billion for the third quarter of 2018, with EPS coming to NT$0.16.
CPT reports decreased revenues for October
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$49.5 million) for October, down 21% on month and 50.6% on year due to decreased panel shipments.
AUO sales drop 3.4% in October
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its October 2018 consolidated revenue arrived at NT$26.49 billion (US$864.02 million), down by 3.4% on month and 3.4% on year.
Taiwan small- and mid-size panel shipments to continue to drop in 4Q18, says Digitimes Research
Shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels by Taiwan makers are expected to continue to decline 11.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2018, having seen such shipments suffered a slight 1.3% drop to 309 million units in the third quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung unveils foldable Infinity Flex Display
Samsung Electronics has unveiled a flexible display along with new developer tools for its Bixby and SmartThings platforms.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2018
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Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
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