Display system
  • RiTdisplay CEO DC Wang
    PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has taped out commodity mini LED display products and is ready to ship samples to clients for validation, with commercial shipments likely to kick off in 2021, according to company CEO DC Wang.
  • AUO chairman Paul Peng
    AU Optronics (AUO) has given a positive outlook for third-quarter 2020, citing significant improvements in its business operations and order visibility as well as a recovery of global economic activities.
  • TPK to quadruple notebook LCM capacity
    TPK Holding will double its touch-enabled notebook-use LCD module (LCM) capacity by year-end 2020 and further expand it to four times as much as the current level by early 2021 to meet increasing demand for notebooks and tablets supporting remote work and study, according to company CEO Leo Hsieh.
  • TV shipments from Taiwanese makers increased
    Taiwan-based TV makers saw their shipments surge 33.8% sequentially to 6.22 million units in second-quarter 2020 as demand from clients in North America remained strong despite the coronavirus impacts, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Young Optics suffers net loss in 2Q20
    Optical module maker Young Optics released financial results for the second quarter of 2020, seeing a net loss of NT$36 million (US$1.2 million) for the third consecutive quarter.
  • A mini LED-backlit LCD TV
    Epistar and Lextar Electronics have teamed up vying for orders from Samsung for TV-use mini LED backlight units (BLU), with their samples being validated by the Korean vendor, according to industry sources.
  • China to see more OLED TV competitions
    Xiaomi has recently launched its first OLED TV under its Master series with the set featuring a 65-inch 4K panel and priced at CNY12,999 (US$1,868). The Xiaomi product is expected to fuel competition in China's OLED TV market.
  • TV panel supply is currently tight, driving up prices
    The TV panel market is poised to see a relatively healthy development due to an improvement in supply and demand resulting from Korean makers' departure from LCD TV applications, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan looks to transform its displays industry
    Taiwan's government will earmark NT$17.7 billion (US$600.15 million) for the implementation of a project, "Beyond Vision," aiming to foster the development of vertical display applications covering four major areas - smart retailing, smart medical care, smart traffic and smart entertainment - during...
  • A mini LED-backlit LCD TV
    Everlight Electronics expects staggering shipment growth for LCD TV-use mini LED backlight units (BLU) in third-quarter 2020.
  • Epistar expects strong demand for RGB mini LED displays
    Epistar has disclosed it began shipping RGB mini LED displays with pitches below 0.8mm for procurement projects in June and will start shipping to Europe-based operators of recreational centers and Chinese clients in third-quarter 2020.
  • Notebook panel demand will remain robust
    Demand for notebook panels in the third quarter of 2020 will remain robust having seen strong orders during the second quarter supporting pandemic-induced remote work and study, according to industry sources.
  • INT has developed display modules for XR devices
    Taiwan-based AMOLED display solution developer Innovative and Transformation (INT) has developed an ultra-low power native RGB near-eye display module for applications in standalone XR devices, according to company sources.
  • TV shipments increased in May
    Global shipments of OEM/ODM TVs posted its first on-year growth since the turn of 2020 in May as the coronavirus impacts have started easing in some markets and some governments have offered subsidies to stimulate consumption, according to industry sources.
  • Global TV shipments dropped in 1H20
    Global TV brands are revving up efforts to spike their shipments for the second half of 2020 to make up shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the first half, according to industry sources.
  • Xiaomi is relying more on MediaTek
    In the competitive smartphone maket, product differentiation is one of the crucial factors to attract customers. Handset vendors are now looking to customized chips to achieve such production differentiation, with Xiaomi reportedly working...
  • Supply for LCD driver IC and TV SoCs is getting tight
    Taiwan's IC designers are mulling raising quotes for TV SoCs and driver ICs amid increasingly tight supply as Korean vendors gradually quit production of LCD panels and TVs as well as related chips solutions, according to industry sources.
  • AOC was the top LCD monitor brand during the 618 shopping festival
    End-market demand for IT products such as LCD monitors remained robust during the 618 shopping festival in China as figures from research firm AVC Revo show LCD monitor sales in China totaled 640,000 units during the event, up 14% on year.
  • China is keen on setting its own 4K standards
    The Chinese government's UHD (ultra high definition) industry policy promoting 4K display applications based on its homegrown standards will be instrumental to advancing the country's 8K content industry after 2022.
  • CEO Charles Li
    Taiwan-based PlayNitride plans to raise an additional fund of US$50 million for the establishment of its second production line for micro LED epitaxial wafers and chips, according to company CEO Charles Li.
  • WiseChip to operate at full capacity till August
    Having seen its production lines run at full capacity since April, PMOLED panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor expects its order momentum to continue into August thanks to an improved product mix, according to company sources.
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    Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has begun small-volume shipments for micro LED devices to help clients develop products including 10-inch automotive dashboard displays, VR/AR displays, smartwatches and aeronautic displays, according to company chairman and CEO David Su.
  • TV panel prices are rising
    LCD TV panel prices are expected to rise more than 10% in the third quarter 2020 as TV brands are building up their inventory levels for panels aiming to ramp up their shipments in the second half of the year after experiencing lackluster sales in the first half, according to industry sources.
  • EIH chairman Johnson Lee
    E Ink Holdings (EIH) has seen its colored e-paper production lines run at full capacity, with the high gear to persist through September, according to company chairman Johnson Lee.
  • Amtran chairman Alpha Wu
    LCD TV and monitor ODM Amtran Technology has announced plans to pour an additional investment of US$19.2 million to expand the production capacity of its plant in Vietnam, as part of its overseas deployment efforts to cope with the US-China trade tensions.

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