Notebook ODMs see inland plants only able to deliver 60% of orders due to labor shortage Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 28 October 2013] The labor shortage at Taiwan notebook ODMs’ plants in Chongqing, China is reportedly becoming more serious recently and the plants are currently only able to deliver 60% of their … More

Taiwan panel makers still competitive: Q&A with AUO president Paul Peng Rebecca Kuo, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES¬†[Tuesday 22 October 2013] Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) saw its business operation swing from total net loss of more than NT$130 billion (US$4.3 billion) during 10 consecutive quarters to net profit of NT$3.924 billion for the … More

There will be consolidation among Taiwan- and China-based LED chip makers by 2015, says Epistar chairman Julian Ho, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES¬†[Monday 21 October 2013] Reshuffling in the LED chip manufacturing industries in Taiwan and China through merger may happen faster than originally expected and larger makers will merge with smaller ones, leaving only two … More

TV vendors look to cooperate with QD Vision to develop Ultra HD TVs Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES¬†[Monday 21 October 2013] Korea- and China-based TV vendors are looking to cooperate with QD Vision, a maker of quantum dot technology, to develop Ultra HD TV products in 2014. QD Vision’s quantum dot technology has so … More