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  • EIH president Johnson Lee
    E Ink Holdings (EIH) expects its sales to rebound in the second quarter of 2018 from the weak results in the first quarter, with full-year results to increase compared to 2017, according to company president Johnson Lee.
  • Taiwan's shipments of LCD monitors dropped 6.3% sequentially to below 20 million units in the first quarter of 2018 although the quarterly figures were higher than the levels seen a year earlier, according to Digitimes Research.
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    Prices of LCD TV panels of all sizes have continued falling recently with quotes for some sizes likely to hit their cash cost levesl in June, which could trigger an array of production cuts by panel makers in order to address downward price pressure, according to industry sources.
  • LG currently accounts for 70% of the global OLED TV market
    LG Display (LGD) plans to ramp up the production capacity of OLED TV panels at its 8.5G line in order to meet demand from new clients including Loewe, Arcelik and Hisense, according to industry sources.
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    Shipments of LCD TVs by Taiwan's makers are expected to expand 5.15% on quarter to 6.94 million units in the second quarter of 2018 after they suffered the largest-ever sequential decline to 6.6 million units in the previous quarter, according to Digitimes Research. The sequential drop in the first...
  • Radiant chairman Wang Pen-jan
    Backlight module supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics saw its net profits decline 81.7% on quarter and 79.9% on year to NT$145 million (US$4.89 million) in the first quarter of 2018, affected mainly by seasonal factors and foreign exchange transaction losses. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.31.
  • Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic has reported net profits of NT$193 million (US$6.5 million) for the first quarter of 2018, down 75.7% on quarter and 30% on year. EPS for the first quarter stood at NT$0.45 (US$0.02), the lowest level in five years.
  • More panel makers step into the lucrative gaming monitor market
    More flat panel makers, including LG Display, Innolux and BOE Technology, are enhancing their deployments in the gaming monitor panel sector to cash in on the booming gaming industry, according to industry sources.
  • Young Optics raming projector shipments to China
    Young Optics saw its consolidated revenues grow 69.95% on month and 72.1% on year to a four-year high of NT$507 million (US$17.31 million) in March thanks to increased shipments of pico-projectors to China.
  • tpv
    TPV Technology has begun trial production of TV sets at its newly completed plant at Xianyang High-Tech Industrial Development Zone in Shaanxi, China, according to company chairman Jason Hsuan.
  • Wistron has registered consolidated revenues of NT$70.29 billion (US$2.39 billion) for March, up 4.35 on month and 9.31% on year, with EPS of NT$0.29, while its first-quarter consolidated revenues went up 28.89% on year to arrive at NT$217.05 billion with EPS reaching NT$0.34.
  • Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.74 billion (US$162.3 million) for March, up 40% sequentially and 12% on year. For the first quarter of 2018, revenues totaled NT$12.38 billion, down 17.8% on quarter but up 1.2% on year.
  • AI Expo
    The 2nd AI Expo, held April 4-6 at Tokyo Bight Sight as Japan's largest artificial intelligence exhibition and conference, showcased a much greater diversity of the latest AI applications and solutions from 300 exhibitors and scored a larger visitor turnout of over 50,000, compared to 147 exhibitors...
  • qisda
    EMS provider Qisda, in an attempt to avoid possible negative impacts arising from a US-China trade war, has hiked the proportion of Taiwan in its global production, according to company chairman and president Peter Chen.
  • innolux
    China-based flat panel maker Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics has filed a counter lawsuit against Taiwan's rival company Innolux for alleged patent infringements.
  • Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced plans to merge with Young Lighting Technology, a wholly-owned display solution and lighting module supplier. The merger is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2018.
  • LG Electronics
    LG Electronics will increase the consumption of large-sized OLED panels for TV production by more than 30% to two million units in 2018, allowing it to continue dominating the large-sized OLED TV market, according to industry sources.
  • LG opens its first flagship retail shop in Taiwan
    LG Electronics opened its first flagship retail store in Taipei on March 20 aiming to further boost the sale of its major product lines, including ultra-thin TVs, IT products, smart household appliances and mobile devices in the local market.
  • projector
    Taiwan-based projector suppliers Optoma and BenQ have been enriching their portfolios of Ultra HD (4K) home-use projectors in order to garner a larger share of the booming 4K projector market, according to market observers.
  • Backlight unit (BLU) supplier Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.379 billion (US$115.43 million) for February, down 20.6% on month and 11% on year.
  • Samsung Electronics plans to launch large-size Micro LED TVs in the second half of 2018 in an effort to shore up its share in the global TV market, according to sources at Taiwan's TV supply chain.
  • The low-end market segment offers huge business opporunties
    The Indian handset market has experienced drastic changes in the past two years. Xiaomi has dethroned Samsung, whose six-year development in India ha allowed it to remain the only non-China brand among the top five vendors there. The third, fourth and fifth largest vendors are respectively Lenovo,...
  • EIH to deliver smart bus stop displays in Japan
    E Ink Holdings (EIH) has teamed up Japan-based Papercast, a provider of solar-powered passenger information display solutions, to deploy Japan's first smart bus stop displays, piloting in Aizuwakamatsu city, 135 miles from Tokyo.
  • Shipments of LCD TVs by Taiwan-based makers are expected to decline nearly 30% sequentially to 7.14 million units in the first quarter of 2018 due to seasonal factors, according to Digitimes Research.
  • AUO to begin shipping 8K TV panels in 1H18
    AU Optronics (AUO) will begin to ship 8K TV panels in sizes ranging from 65- to 85-inch in the first half of 2018, while also ramping up shipments of all-screen displays for handset applications, according to Liao Wei-lun, president of AUO's video products business group.

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