2017-12-15

Foxconn Holds Tight to Taiwan’s Micro LED R&D Task Force

A new war is looming in the display market. The rumor that Samsung may team up with the Micro LED supply chain in Taiwan has caught the attention of Foxconn CEO Terry Gou.
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2017-11-27

iPhone X Supply Improving; VCSEL Production Ramps Up

Famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in his latest report that shipping estimates of the iPhone X have improved to 1-2 weeks in large part because of better-than-expected enhancements in the supply chain, rather than weak demand, reported MacRumors. The worldwide demand for the iPhone X remains strong.
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2017-09-07

Micro LED Market Value Expected to Skyrocket 654%

Japan-based Yano Research Institute issued on 4th September a research report projecting the market value of Micro LED in 2017 to be USD 7 million following Sony’s launch of CLEDIS display that features Micro LED technology. The market is slowly shaping up. 
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2017-08-23

Taiwanese Tech Giants Join Apple’s 3D Sensing Manufacturing Squad

Apple’s development of 3D sensing highly interests the market. A list of companies joining Apple’s 3D sensing supply chain has been revealed in a recent report, which includes quite a number of Taiwanese firms, including TSMC, Largan Precision, Foxconn, Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, GSEO, Xintec, and VisEra.  
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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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2017-07-23

All You Need to Know About Micro LED in 1H17

The LED industry had quite a peaceful time in 1H17. Apart from a few M&As, the most-discussed technology would be Micro LED. Lots of high-tech giants worldwide have already started a series of R&D and the number of participants is getting bigger. The supply chain of Micro LED, although of limited mature technologies, is slowly shaping up. Here, LEDinside lists out major events and milestones made on the path of developing Micro LED in the first half of 2017.
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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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2017-06-02

Understanding eLux’s Micro LED Patented Technologies

To develop Micro LED display technology, which is often regarded as the most promising display technology after OLED, Taiwan’s contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, recently announced that it will invest around US$10 million to acquire U.S. startup eLux through subsidiaries including CyberNet. After completing the acquisition, CyberNet will hold a 45.45% share in eLux; Innolux 13.64%, and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology 9.09%. Foxconn group companies will become the largest shareholder of eLux.
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2017-05-23

Sharp, Hon Hai Affiliates to Acquire US Micro LED Display Maker

Following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung, Taiwan’s contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, announced that Sharp and other Foxconn group companies will acquire an U.S. startup to develop Micro LED display technology.
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2017-02-18

Foxconn Reportedly to Build A Plant in China for Joint OLED Production with Sharp

Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone has already caused quite a stir. There have been rumors that the company will roll out three new phones this year, including one with an OLED display. With this huge market opportunity, companies are now striving to join Apple’s supply chain.
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2016-12-22

Innolux Refutes Claims of Foxconn Group Reducing LCD Panel Supplies to Competitors

A recent Nikkei Asian Review report claiming Innolux would be scaling back LCD supplies to competitors because of Foxconn group policy was refuted by the LCD panel subsidiary recently.
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2016-12-15

Foxconn-Sharp to Halt LCD TV Panel Supplies to Samsung in 2017

Foxconn subsidiary Sharp will no longer be supplying LCD panels to Samsung Electronics starting in 2017, a report from The Japan Times cited industry sources saying.
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2016-10-27

Foxconn Loses iPhone 8 Glass Backs Orders to Chinese Sapphire Makers

Foxconn, a long term Apple partner, might have lost its bid to assemble the glass backs in iPhone 8, as reports from Nikkei Asian Review point out Chinese sapphire manufacturers will be the major suppliers.
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2016-08-12

China's Ministry of Commerce Approves Foxconn Takeover of Sharp

Major iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, or also kn0own as Foxconn Technology Group announced the Chinese government finally gave it the green light to approve Japanese conglomerate Sharp for US $3.5 billion, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-06-23

Foxconn to Push Sharp’s OLED Panels Business Forward

Following Foxconn’s takeover of Sharp, the company will start shipping panels using advanced OLED materials next year, said Foxconn Chairman Terry Guo on Wednesday.
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2016-04-01

Foxconn Acquisition of Sharp Offers Apple Alternative OLED Supplier

Foxconn’s acquisition of Sharp could help Apple reduce its dependency on Samsung for OLED display panels, analyzed 9to5Mac.
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2014-12-31

Rumors: Foxconn OLED to Enter Production in 2016

Foxconn might start small scale OLED production in 2016, according to a Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun report.
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2014-12-16

GPI Acquires Large Orders from Samsung

Genesis Photonics Inc. (GPI), a subsidiary of the Chicony Group, recently announced at an investors’ conference that the company received big flip chips order from Samsung, and flip chips will account for 25% of the company’s 2015 overall revenue, according to an Economic Daily News report.
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2014-12-03

Foxconn Rumored to be iPhone 7 Sapphire Display Supplier

Will sapphire substrates be found on iPhone 7? Latest market rumors from Chinese media have pointed to the possible appearance of sapphire material on the new iPhone 7, which will be mostly supplied by Foxconn, according to a China Times report.
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2014-12-01

A Long Road Ahead for Foxconn’s LED Brand

Apple’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner Foxconn’s production capacity has tightened amid high global iPhone 6 sales. The company, however, intends to turn around its outsourcer image in the LED business, according to China-led.org report.
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2014-05-05

Terry Gou: Taiwan’s Low Electricity Costs Overshadow Importance of Saving Energy

Taiwan citizens could soon see a jump in electricity costs as the country faces energy shortages. Anti-nuclear sentiment is gaining momentum in the country as construction for Taiwan’s controversial fourth nuclear power plants nears completion. 
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2014-04-09

Foxconn LED Arm AOT to Relist on Taiwan Bourse in 3Q

After a six year wait, Foxconn subsidiary Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc. (AOT) application to be listed on the Taiwan stock market was finally approved recently. 
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2014-01-24

Foxconn Begins Sample Production of Sapphire Substrate Cover iPhones

Apple OEM partner Foxconn’s Lunhua factory in Shenzhen has begun test assembly of sapphire substrate display cover iPhones, according to Chinese-language Apple Daily report. Foxconn has packaged 100 sapphire substrate display cover phones. Despite the small number assembled it is a huge development for Foxconn. Foxconn has declined to comment on individual client conditions.
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2013-12-30

Foxconn Rumored to have Received Large LED Bulb Order from Philips

Philips is said to be in talks with Foxconn in regards to OEM light bulb production with orders estimated to reach 10 million a year, according to a report by Apple Daily on the 26th. Foxconn declined to comment to the market rumor.
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2013-09-30

Foxconn Strays from Apple Diet

Foxconn announced its future smartphone business strategy plan will be focused on diversifying its products to avoid “solely munching on Apple,” according to high ranking company official Chen Hui Long at the Zhengzhou factory’s third anniversary celebration.  Foxconn is extending its product range in its “eight monitor” plan to include smartphones, tablets, notebooks, all-in-one computers, portable TV, smart TV, electronic billboards, and large outdoor LED displays, said Chen. 
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2011-06-20

Foxconn Plans to Increase LED Investment in Henan,China

Taiwan –based Foxconn is reported to make a plan to invest in 19 new projects in Central China's Henan province, including factories that will produce camera lenses and LED lighting rigs, as well as more branches of Foxconn's retail chain Cybermart. Terry Guo, chairman of the Foxconn Technology Group, said during an economic forum held in Taipei, "We are going to fully expand our investment in Henan, using Zhengzhou (the provincial capital) as the base." However, Guo did not reveal the total amount of investments for these projects....
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2010-12-10

Chimei expanded china market with cooperating Foxconn

The LCD monitor market in China in 2010 was expected to reach 30 million, and LED-backlit models were expected to account for 25% of the market at the end of 2010 due to strong demand. Chimei was reported that it emphasized to develop the China market and aimed for revenues from overseas markets to reach 30% of total revenues in 2011, together with Foxconn Electronics’ channel retailers.
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2009-08-14

Foxconn Reported to Plan to Build a LED Factory in Jinan, China

Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., a company in which Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. holds a controlling stake, will invest US$500 million to build a LED factory in Jinan, Shandong, according to Jinan government and a local newspaper.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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