Non-PC Production Climbs at Inventec

by Tom Allen

Inventec aims to ship between 65 million and 70 million devices this year, the company said at its investors’ conference. The proportion of products that are not notebooks or desktop PCs will rise from …

Tags:China| India| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 13

Apple Cuts Watch Targets on Display Concerns…

by Tom Allen

According to Taiwan’s UDN Mobile, Apple has halved its Apple Watch shipment targets. The new target is 1.25 million – 1.5 million units per month, from 2.5 million – 3 million. ‘Sources in Apple’s …

Tags:Apple| Apple Watch (iWatch)| LG Displays (LGD)| Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Production Capacity| Smartwatches| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 13

Motorola Phone Fab to Open in May

by Tom Allen

A new Motorola production base in Wuhan, China will begin commercial operation on 11th May, according to local media. Current plans are for 16 million smartphones to be produced this year, at a value …

Tags:China| Mobile Display Monitor| Motorola| Production| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 13

Lower Partner Orders Expected From Sony

by Tom Allen

Industry sources in Taiwan expect Sony to lower its TV and smartphone orders to production partners in Taiwan. The prediction comes following continued low sales of these products. According to the sources, Sony has …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Smartphones| sony| Taiwan| TV Production| Vol 22 - Issue 13

JDI Free to Take Rivals’ Orders at Apple-Funded Plant

by Tom Allen

Despite Apple putting up the majority of the $1.4 billion investment in a new Japan Display LCD plant, JDI will be free to mass-produce products for other vendors at the facility. According to the …

Tags:Apple| Japan Display Inc (JDI)| LCD Fabs| Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Vol 22 - Issue 11

Kopin’s Nanojet Process Has Greater Deposition Control

by Tom Allen

Kopin has developed and introduced a new production process for its reflective LCoS and transmissive Cyberdisplay microdisplays. The Nanojet system is designed to produce a purer, more uniform layering of liquid crystal material in …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Kopin| Microdisplays| Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Production Technology| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 10

Panel Pricing Falls Slightly in February

by Tom Allen

Average monitor panel prices fell about 1% in February, says DisplaySearch, with rising amounts of G8, G6 and G5 capacity being released for notebooks and tablets. Panel inventory build-up is currently a low risk, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LCD Panels| Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Small Medium Panel Supply| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 09

Samsung Will Ditch Plastic Body

by Tom Allen

In its recent financial report (Samsung Profit Fell for First Time in 3 Years), Samsung said that it is to adopt a new mobile device strategy, following a year of ‘weak earnings’. The company will …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Samsung| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 06

AUO Aims at 30% Curved Share

by Tom Allen

Michael Tsai, VP of AUO’s display business group, has said that the company is aiming to hold a 30% share of curved UltraHD TV panel shipments worldwide this year. The majority of AUO’s shipments will …

Tags:AUO| Curved Displays| Large Display Monitor| Market Shares - Panels| Production| UltraHD (4KTV)| UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Samsung Kicks Off Indonesian Production

by Tom Allen

Samsung’s smartphone production lines in Indonesia (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 33) have begun operation, according to Korea’s Edaily. The lines will produce phones specifically for the Indonesian market – about 900,000 per month.

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Production| Production Capacity| Samsung| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 05