2017-11-09

Macroblock Lets Go of Low-end Market to Secure Gross Margin

Macroblock fought a several price war against its rivals in China in 2017, so its product gross margin significantly dropped. The firm's gross margin in 2Q17 fell to 22.68%, far below 32.81%, the average gross margin in 2016.
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2017-07-30

BAKO's DIAMOND SERIES Rental LED Display Cabinet Won the Worldwide Famous Red Dot Design Award

This July, the good news came that BAKO's DIAMOND SERIES rental LED display cabinet won the worldwide famous Red Dot Design Award.
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2017-07-28

Foxconn to Move LCD Production to North America and Spearheads the Integration of Region’s Consumer Electronics Chain, Says TrendForce

Foxconn on July 26 announced the initiation of its “Flying Eagle Project” in North America and a US$10 billion investment to build a Gen-10.5 LCD panel fab in Wisconsin. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, this proposed plant will be mainly producing panels of 8K resolution. Display technologies behind 8K resolution are well developed and have existed for a while. Nonetheless, Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant represents the first-ever attempt to build LCD manufacturing capacity in North America. As LCD technology matures, having an integrated supply chain for its end products near or within the key regional markets will be crucial to the competitiveness of panel suppliers and consumer electronics brands.
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2017-06-28

Accident at LGD’s Gen-8.5 Fab in South Korea Will Tighten Supply for Large-Size LCD Panels This Third Quarter, TrendForce Reports

LG Display (LGD) suffered a serious disruption to its production of large-size LCD panels on June 24, when a deadly accident occurred at its P8-1 panel fab in Paju, South Korea. The Gen-8.5 has been shut down for repair and investigation by the local authorities. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, states that this incident will have a major impact on the supply of large-size panels in the third quarter. While panel quotes have softened during the second quarter, the third quarter will see a return of seasonal demand from device vendors. The accident at P8-1 will contribute to a tightening of the supply and help prop up prices to some extent.
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2017-06-27

Sharp to Build New OLED Product Lines That Start Production in 2018

While the public thought Sharp might focus fully on the manufacture of 8K resolution television screens after the first one was made public two years ago, according to the Japan Times, the LCD TV maker now seems determined to step into the market of OLED display by establishing new product lines- one in the city of Sakai, Osaka, and the other in Taki, a town in Mie Prefecture.
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2017-04-26

Technology Brands Including Facebook Dive Deep Into the Potential of Micro-LED Displays for AR and VR Devices, Reports LEDinside

Following Sony’s introduction of CLEDIS (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) displays and Apple’s acquisition of LuxVue, more technology companies are exploring the possibilities of micro-LED in various display applications. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that there are now nearly 100 private companies and research organizations participating in the development of micro-LED displays. Besides Apple and Sony, there are other major technology brands that invest in micro-LED. Notable cases include the acquisition of InfiniLED by Facebook’s Oculus and the partnership agreement between Ostendo Technologies and KDX. By entering this field in advance, these companies hope to gain favorable positions in the future.
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2017-04-26

VIZIO Launches All-New SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display Collection

VIZIO, Inc. announced its all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display collection. Powered by XLED Pro, VIZIO's most powerful full-array local dimming backlight technology, and XHDR Pro™ with Dolby Vision™ and HDR10 content support, the 2017 P-Series pushes the boundaries of high dynamic range. 
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2017-03-23

VIZIO Rolls Out 2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series™ Collection to Canada

VIZIO, Inc. announced the availability of its all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E-Series collection in the Canadian market. The next generation E-Series boasts models from the 55" – 80" class size and continues to offer brilliant picture quality and features not commonly found in other entry-level displays. 
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2017-03-08

Sharp to Expand OLED Production for New iPhone, chasing rival Samsung

Apple’s plan to adopt OLED panels for its next iPhone series has apparently led to a fierce competition between OLED makers. According to The Wall Street Journal, sources close to the matter confirmed that Japan’s Sharp will invest around 100 billion yen (USD 878 million) to expand OLED production to compete with its rival Samsung Electronics Co,.
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2017-03-07

Apple to Adopt OLED Displays on All iPhones by 2019

Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models later this year, and one of them will feature an OLED display. A new report from South Korea’s The Bell on Monday further suggests that Apple plans to shift all iPhones to OLED displays by 2019.
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2017-03-01

Apple’s New iPhone Rumored to Come with a Curved OLED Screen

With about six months left before Apple unveils its next generation iPhone, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive. An article from the Wall Street Jounral suggested that Apple would adopt a curved OLED display for one of its three smartphone models this year. 
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2017-03-01

2017 ISLE Show Report: Small Pitch LED Displays Under the Spotlight

The LED industry kicked off 2017 with its first major event–the 2017 International Signs & LED Exhibition (ISLE), held from February 15th to 18th in Guangzhou, China. With a whopping 120,000 square meters of exhibition space, the 2017 ISLE attracted over 1,600 exhibitors and an estimated 80,000 buyers from over 100 countries and regions worldwide. This year, the main focus was on small pitch LED displays.
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2017-02-24

Taiwan’s Macroblock Says Joint Development of Micro LED Display Module with Industrial Technology Research Institute

Taiwanese IC driver manufacturer Macroblock recently announced its collaboration with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop ultra-small pitch LED (Micro LED) digital display module. The company's board of directors has approved the decision.
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2017-02-21

Rumors Say Next Apple Watch to Feature A Micro LED Screen

Apple’s next-generation iPhone is not the only thing that the market is excited about. The Apple Watch 3 is reportedly coming out later this year and is expected to have major upgrades.
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2017-02-18

OLED R&D CHALLENGES

OLEDs are based on organic (carbon-based) materials. Unlike LEDs, which are small point sources, OLEDs are made in sheets that provide a diffuse-area light source. While developing rapidly, OLED technology is less mature than LED technology, whose rapid advancement has created a moving target for OLED products in terms of lighting performance and pricing. Still, OLED manufacturers are optimistic that with a few key breakthroughs, OLEDs will offer a value proposition complementary with LED lighting approaches.
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2017-02-09

New Cree LEDs Power the Next Generation of High Definition Indoor Video Screens

Cree, Inc. announces the C1010 LED, a breakthrough three-in-one RGB Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED that enables display manufacturers to create state-of-the-art video displays that are sharper and more dynamic than previously possible. Featuring the best far field pattern matching and the lowest power consumption in its class, the new LED delivers 40 percent better contrast ratio and a longer lifetime than competing LEDs. The C1010 is the only high density display LED with zero cross talk between pixels, eliminating the need for louvers that add cost and weight to displays.
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2016-10-07

Panasonic Showcases Transparent OLED TV

Panasonic recently showcased an improved version of a transparent TV at IFA in Berlin in early September, reported Engadget.
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2015-07-28

Apple’s Micro-LED Display Could Replace OLED Screens in Wearable Devices

A display expert believes micro-LED displays, such as those made by Apple’s newly acquired low-power display maker LuxVue could become a game changer in the display market, according to a report by Apple Insider.
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2015-01-05

Dubai Burj Khalifa’s World Record LED Projection to Continue until Jan 9

The Downtown Dubai New Year's Eve Gala, a dazzling never-before-seen show of fireworks, LED light and laser beam displays, has once again positioned Dubai on the global map with the world's most-watched New Year's Eve spectacle.
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2014-12-26

Everlight to Invest NT$30B in Production Expansion

Everlight plans to invest NT $30 billion (US $944.31 million) on production expansion in the next five years in Taiwan to compete in the international market, according to a news report from UDN.
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2014-12-25

Daktronics Installs LED Display for Petco Park

The San Diego Padres have selected Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to provide a new LED video display system for Petco Park that will include the third largest video display in all of baseball.
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2014-12-15

Flexible OLED Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020

Flexible OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) enables the device in which it is used to roll or bend while still operating. An OLED emits light due to the presence of thin films of organic semiconductors of thickness approximately 100 nanometers. The regular OLEDs are fabricated on a glass substrate, whereas flexible OLEDs use flexible plastic such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The replacement of glass with PET also reduces weight of the device. Flexible OLED market is in the nascent phase; however it is expected to skyrocket in the near future owing to the fast growth of electronics industry. OLEDs also find their application in the production of electronic paper or bendable displays that can be integrated into clothing, wallpaper or other curved surfaces.
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2014-12-08

ITRI Announces Technology Transfer to FlexUP Technologies

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced today the successful transfer of FlexUP™ technology to FlexUP Technologies Corp. By providing flexible substrate material, this new startup aims at satisfying the growing demand and emerging opportunities in the flexible display market for smart handheld devices, wrist worn devices and flexible medical sensors.
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2014-11-19

Merck: Quantum Dot Unlikely to Replace OLED in Display Industry

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) will be the game changer in the TV and display industry over the long-term while quantum dot (QD) technology will not have a powerful impact, a report from The Korean Herald cited Korea CEO Michael Grund saying.
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2014-05-05

Apple Acquires Micro-LED Display Maker LuxVue

Apple has acquired LuxVue Technology, a startup company that focuses on making low power micro-LED based displays in the consumer market, according to a TechCrunch report.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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