Display system
  • EIH chairman Johnson Lee
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has seen a pick-up in demand for e-book readers, electronics shelf labels (ESLs), large-scale signage boards and other e-paper display devices for medical applications, although the spread of the coronavirus has affected its supply chain, according to...
  • Projector demand is being stimulated by stay-at-home activities
    The home-use projector market in China in 2020 is expected to grow significantly along with increasing stay- and work-at-home demand due to coronavirus outbreak, according to industry sources.
  • Asustek vice president YH Chiou presenting its portable monitors
    Global demand for portable monitors is surging and more IT brands including Acer, AOC, Lenovo and Micro-Star International (MSI) are gearing up efforts to compete with current market leaders Asustek Computer and HP in the segment, according to industry sources.
  • The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is chilling TV replacement demand
    Demand for TV-use LED backlight units (BLUs) has been strong in first-quarter 2020, but will slip below the historical average in the following quarter, thanks to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, according to industry sources.
  • Many major sports events are likely to go ahead, undermining TV demand
    TV panel prices are set to fall in April as global demand is expected to contract significantly in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, particularly in the US and Europe, according to industry sources.
  • EIH is expanding capacity for color e-paper solutions
    E Ink holdings (EIH) is expanding its production capacity for colored e-paper solutions dedicated to e-book reader and other new applications, according to company sources.
  • An 8K large-size LCD TV
    Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics, LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) are readying capacity for mini LED backlighting applications for 8K LCD TVs, according to industry sources.
  • AUO president Frank Ko (left) and chairman Paul Peng (right)
    AU Optronics (AUO) chairman Paul Peng expects demand for panels from the education and medical care sectors to rise significantly in 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The outbreak has disrupted production for some TV models
    There is a shortage of some TV models in the Taiwan market at present even though the market has entered its traditional off-peak season, as the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted supply, according to sources from local distribution channels.
  • Foxconn's production is mostly based in China
    The US-China trade war sent many firms rethinking their global capacity deployments. And the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has disrupted the supply chain in China has given them more impetus to move some - if not all - of their production out the world's factory.
  • LCD monitor production in China has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak
    Shipments of LCD monitors from China are set to decline in the first quarter of 2020, as some OEM makers have moved part of their capacity outside of China and production has also been affected by labor shortages and supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to industry...
  • Sharp holds many LCD panel patents
    Sharp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese LCD panel maker Xianyang CaiHong Optoelectronics Technology (CHOT), and TV vendors TPV Technology and Vizio in the US, accusing them of infringing 12 patented panel technologies.
  • 8K TV shipments to rise rapidly in 2020
    Global shipments of 8K TVs are expected to surge to two million units in 2020 from 430,000 units shipped a year earlier, driven by improving cost structure and 5G environments, as well as TV brands' campaign efforts, according to industry observers.
  • Epistar reportedly has teamed up with Samsung for micro LEDs
    Samsung Electronics plans to partner with Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar for supply of micro LED chips, signaling that it is likely to launch micro LED TVs in the second half of 2020, industry sources cited South Korea-based media reports as indicating.
  • Demand for 8K displays is expected to rise
    For many consumers, the differences between images shown on 4K and 8K displays may not be that obvious, but the latter is expected to see increasingly bright prospect for applications, according to market observers.
  • EIH see increasing demand for e-notebook solutions
    E-paper solution provider E Ink holdings (EIH) has experienced robust shipment growth for its e-notebook solutions thanks to the increasing popularity of smart online teaching in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company sources.
  • Monitor shipments are expected to fall in 1Q20
    Taiwan's PC monitor shipments are expected to drop 15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2020, as some clients had demanded advanced shipments a quarter earlier and the effects of the coronavirus outbreak will continue to impact production, Digitimes Research says.
  • Innolux's TV shipments went up in 2019
    Innolux's TV assembly business is gaining momentum, reporting significant shipment growth in 2019 when global OEM TV shipments dropped.
  • competition in the gaming monitor market becoming keen
    Competition in the gaming monitor sector is set to become keen in 2020 as more notebook and monitor brands enter the race for market share, according to industry sources.
  • Coretronics braces for shipments declines
    Coretronic has warned that its shipments of energy-saving devices, mainly backlight units (BLUs) for IT products, OEM devices and TVs, are likely to fall by 50% on year in the first quarter of 2020, affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Panel components supply is tight
    Supplies of components and raw materials within the display industry are expected to remain tight in the next two months as a full-scale resumption of operations of related supply chain makers remains uncertain in China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to industry sources.
  • The outbreak is hitting hard China's ICT industries
    The coronavirus outbreak is hitting hard the ICT industries and markets in China. Digitimes Research provides a preliminary estimation on the impacts on four major sectors: semiconductors, display panels, handsets and notebooks. Many...
  • TV demand in China is weakening
    Demand for TV and handset panels is expected to take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak, which is likely to dampen significantly consumer demand for TVs and handsets in the end market, particularly in China, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan makers will see sharp falls in TV shipments
    Shipments of LCD TVs by Taiwan-based makers are expected to fall below five million units in the first quarter of 2020, down nearly 44% on quarter and over 20% on year, affected by the coronavirus outbreak and seasonality, Digitimes Research estimates.
  • Apple reportedly raising production in Taiwan
    Production disruption in China is everyone's nightmare in the IT supply chain in the wake of the coronavirus. Many makers are raising their production outside of China, and Apple reportedly is shifting its oreders to assembly lines in...

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