Display system
  • Monitor
    Taiwan's PC monitor shipments are expected to fall 7.4% sequentially and 1.7% on year in the fourth quarter of 2020, following a sequential growth of 6.9% to 24.71 million units a quarter earlier, according to Digitimes Research.
  • InnoCare Optoelectronics chairman James Yang (right) and NPUST president Tai Chang-hsien at the str
    InnoCare Optoelectronics has disclosed its X-ray flat-panel detector has been integrated with expertise from College of Veterinary Medicine, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, for medical care of pets.
  • EIH
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) is doubling down on its capacity expansion projects, with plans to build an additional line at its plant in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan for ramping up output of related film materials for e-paper solutions.
  • Innocare developing X-ray inspection equipment
    Innolux's TV assembly lines in Taiwan, which boast a production capacity of 4-5 million sets a year, are currently operating at full capacity, according to company president James Yang.
  • Samsung
    Samsung Electronics is accelerating its deployment in the miniLED-backlit TV market by setting up new production lines in Vietnam, and Taiwan-based PCB maker Apex International, which has factory sites mainly in Thailand, has already cut into Samsung's supply chain for the new segment, according to...
  • A mini LED-backlit LCD TV
    EnnoStar, a holding company formed by Epistar and Lextar Electronics, is among three initial suppliers of backlight units (BLUs) for miniLED-backlit LCD TVs to be launched by Samsung Electronics in 2021, according to industry sources.
  • TV
    While some brands plan to hike TV prices during the year-end shopping holidays such as Black Friday to reflect rising panel prices, most panel suppliers do not believe such moves will weaken demand, according to industry sources.
  • Coretronic
    Backlit unit (BLU) and projector supplier Coretronic expects its overall shipments to decline in November due to tight supply of some key components plaguing the display industry.
  • TV
    Global TV shipments totaled 159 million units in the first nine months of 2020, up 1.1% from a year earlier, as rising sales in the third quarter offset shipment declines recorded in the first half of the year, according to data from AVC Revo.
  • a
    China-based LED chip maker HC SemiTek has shipped miniLEDs to Taiwan-based Innolux for making a 55-inch flexible AM (active matrix) fine-pitch display and to LG Electronics for producing its so-called 163-inch Micro LED modular TV, according to industry sources.
  • Samsung
    Samsung Electronics expects profit to decline in the fourth quarter amid weakening memory chip demand from server customers and intensifying competition in mobile phones and consumer electronics.
  • coretronic
    Backlit unit (BLU) maker Coretronic expects its shipments to be affected in the fourth quarter of 2020 by shortages of labor in China and insufficient supplies of some key components such as driver ICs, according to Sarah Lin, president of the company's energy-saving product business group.
  • LCD
    China's panel makers will account for 70% of global LCD panel production capacity soon, up from roughly 60% currently, according to industry sources.
  • EIH to launch new colored e-paper solutions
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) plans to launch new colored e-paper solutions based on its second-generation Print Color Technology before year-end 2020, according to industry sources.
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 513 with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c
    Acer has announced its latest notebooks, monitors and projectors as well as its first Chromebook that is equipped with an Arm-based processor.
  • BOE reportedly is set to ship OLED screens to Apple in small volume
    The freshly released iPhone 12 devices all feature OLED screens. China-based panel maker BOE reportedly was initially not among the OLED suppliers for the new Apple smartphones, but is now said to be ready to ship OLED screens in small...
  • TV sales have been weak in China
    TV shipments during China's three-week shopping season around the National Day (September 21-October 11, 2020) totaled 2.684 million units, down 8.3% on year, according to All View Cloud (AVC).
  • EIH chairman Johnson Lee
    E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects its sales for 2020 will the highest in four years although some of its shipments will be affected by components shortages, such as driver ICs, according to company chairman Johnson Lee.
  • MiniLED-backlit TVs
    Everlight Electronics started shipping POB (package on board) miniLED backlight units (BLU) for TCL's LCD TVs in second-quarter 2020, according to industry sources.
  • A 82-inch mini LED-backlit LCD TV unveiled by Xiaomi
    Lextar Electronics is shipping mini LED backlight units (BLU) for use in 82-inch 8K and 4K LCD TVs unveiled by China-based Xiaomi in late September 2020, according to industry sources.
  • Mini LED applications are becoming more popular
    TCL and Xiami have launched mini LED-backlit LCD TVs, and other vendors, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Konka, Changhong, Hisense and Vizio will follow suit in 2021s.
  • Three new video coding technologies to be available in 2020
    A total of three sets of new video coding technologies that are being formulated by related international standards setting organizations are likely to be rolled out in 2020 that will be conducive for addressing the two shortcomings related to unsatisfied compression rates and unfair licensing mechanism...
  • Large-size TV shipments are growing in Taiwan
    Shipments of large-size TVs in the Taiwan market in 2020 are likely to be 10-15% higher than the projection of 850,000-900,000 units made earlier this year, bolstered by rising stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to market sources.
  • Huawei to launch curved gaming monitors
    Huawei reportedly is set to launch own brand monitors, including curved gaming models, as it prepares to compete with newcomers such as Xiaomi in the sector, according to industry sources.
  • Colored ebook readers to see strong demand
    Replacement demand for colored e-book readers is expected to emerge in 2021, as the ongoing stay-at-home economy is bolstering demand for the e-paper-based reading devices, according to industry sources.

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