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  • notebook
    Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 131.52 for December 2020, the highest-ever monthly level with growths of 5.60% sequentially and 10.41% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • notebook
    Prices for IT panels have been climbing due to worsening supply-demand imbalnce triggered by the tight supply of upstream materials and components, including LCD driver ICs and glass substrates, according to industry sources.
  • A mini LED-backlit LCD automotive display developed by innolux
    Taiwan-based LED firms Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics, and LCD panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are stepping up efforts developing miniLED-backlit LCD automotive displays for dashboards, central information displays and infotainment devices, with such applications likely to...
  • LG Display focuses on OLED at CES 2021
    LG Display (LGD) showcased OLED TV panels of varying sizes at the online CES 2021, a bid to maintain its market leadership in OLED technology.
  • amoled
    China-based panel makers including BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), Tianma Microelectronics and Visionox are all moving to build additional production capacity for AMOLED in 2021, seeking to meet increasing penetration of such displays in handsets and other consumer electronics...
  • exports
    Taiwan-based makers received export orders totaling US$60.55 billion in December 2020, hitting a monthly record for the fourth consecutive month with increases of 4.8% sequentially and 38.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • Macroblock started to manufacturing modules for mini LED displays
    LED driver IC design house Macroblock has stepped into the manufacturing of RGB fine-pitch mini LED display modules with the establishment of related production capacity at a factory in northern Taiwan, and will be promoting the module to be used in indoor displays used by enterprises and exhibition...
  • Innolux
    The LCD industry getting so mature that existing players are keen to look for new opportunities and technologies. Innolux's executive VP Chin-Lung Ting has told Digitimes that the company will adhere to TFT-LCD as its core technology, but is exploring a new business model that he calls "panel...
  • Innolux executive VP Chin-Lung Ting
    South Korean panel makers are withdrawing from the LCD market, while their Chinese competitors, after frenzy expansion propelled them to the top of the LCD sector, are not expected to further expand their capacity significantly in the future, as they no longer have priority in receiving government...
  • Innolux president James Yang
    Panel makers continue to see their supply affected by shortages of glass substrates and LCD driver ICs, which have become severe due to recent power outages hitting plants at NEG and UMC plants, according to Innolux president James Yang.
  • GIS is poised to ramp up new in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor modules in 2021
    Touch panel maker General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to lock in the first batch of in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor module orders from Samsung Electronics for usage in Korea-based brand's new flagship Galaxy S21 to be launched in 2021, according to industry sources.
  • lcd
    Taiwan's top-two LCD panel makers, AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux, are set to see their shipments and revenues continue moving upward in January havign seen their correspondent figures shoot up in the previous month.
  • Innolux-developed 55-inch fine-pitch AM (active matrix) mini LED display based on COB (chip on boar
    MiniLED backlighting is expected to strengthen large-size LCD panels' competitiveness against OLED in five years, according to Ting Chin-lung, executive vice president for Innolux.
  • exports
    Taiwan's exports totaled US$33 billion in December 2020, the highest-ever monthly level with 3.16% on-month and 12.0% on-year growths, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • auo
    AU Optronics (AUO) has announced consolidated revenue of NT$28.86 billion (US$1.03 billion) for December 2020, up by 11.2% on month and 39.3% on year, with full-year 2020 consolidated revenues totaling NT$271.0 billion, up by 0.8% annually.
  • Creator PCs to feature Mini LED displays
    Apple is reportedly looking to adopt miniLED displays for its new iPads and MacBook Pros in 2021, while Samsung Electronics is expected to release a miniLED tablet and Micro-Star International (MSI) a miniLED notebook, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • eih
    E Ink Holdings (EIH) will promote its ACeP (advanced color e-paper) technology to e-book readers in 2021.
  • Foldable-screen notebooks will have high costs because of components
    Foldable-screen notebooks are estimated to be priced more than NT$70,000 (US$2,469) due to the high components costs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • notebook
    Notebooks with foldable screens may hit store shelves by the end of 2021. Intel has been developing foldable-screen notebooks, with development reaching the final stage. Meanwhile, China-based foundry SMIC...
  • Intel is pushing foldable-screen notebooks in 2021
    Intel has reportedly continued to push the development of foldable-screen notebooks with the devices having a good chance to hit store shelves by the end of 2021, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • mlcc
    Strong pandemic-fuled demand has resulted in shortages in a host of components, including MLCC. Yageo, a major passive components suplier, has only about two months of MLCC inventory, far below healthy levels, and the tight supply will...
  • Samsung Display to keep rolling out LCD panels in 2021
    Samsung Display has decided to push back the deadline for withdrawing from the LCD panel market, bringing in more uncertainties to the supply and price outlook for the coming year.
  • TV
    Second-tier TV brands focusing on small-to-medium screen size segments face mounting pressure of insufficient supply from panel makers who are giving production priority to large-size applications, according to industry sources.
  • OLED
    China's makers have not slowed down the pace of capacity expansion and technology upgrades for AMOLED panels, although its smartphone industry has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the US trade restrictions against Huawei, Digitimes Research has found.
  • The US government is investigating on TCL TVs for backdoor allegation
    China-based TV maker TCL has denied that it planted backdoor software in its TVs sold to the US market.

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