RiTdisplay to ship mini LED display products in 2021
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 gives positive outlook for 3Q20
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.
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.
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 growing OLED TV competition
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.
Supply and demand of TV panels to remain healthy in 2021
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'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...
Everlight Electronics expects staggering shipment growth for LCD TV-use mini LED backlight units (BLU) in third-quarter 2020.
Epistar ships RGB fine-pitch 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 to remain strong in 3Q20
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.
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.
OEM/ODM TV shipments increase 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.
TV brands gearing up shipments for 2H20
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.
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...
Prices for TV SoCs, driver ICs set to rise
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.
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 pushes UHD industry with homegrown 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.
PlayNitride to expand micro LED capacity
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.
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.
Lextar ships micro LED devices in small volumes
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 to rise over 10% in 3Q20
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 colored e-paper production running at full capacity
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 to inject additional funds into Vietnam unit
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.
Taiwan notebooks – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's notebook shipments picked up 82.2% sequentially and 27.3% on year to arrive at 42.68 million units in the second quarter...
Global server market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global server shipments enjoyed a strong growth thanks to soaring demand for cloud computing services and...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...