Thursday, August 28, 2014
China Video Industry Association (CVIA) Vice President Bai Wei-min (白為民) said that mainland China won't cut down its panel purchases from Taiwan, however, Taiwan should worry about its limited panel supply.
Taiwan's top two LCD panel makers AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達) and Innolux Corp. (群創) were upbeat Wednesday on the prospects for their shipments of large panels in the second half of 2014, citing strong demand for TVs and laptops.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) expanded its mid tier Desire family Wednesday with the launch in Taiwan of the Desire 510, a model targeted at budget consumers in the fourth generation (4G) mobile market.
Shares of Lextar Electronics Corp. (隆達電), one of Taiwan's leading light-emitting diode chip suppliers, soared Wednesday morning after the company announced that U.S.-based Cree Inc. had agreed to acquire a stake in the Taiwanese company, dealers said.
The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) and the Eurex Exchange, a derivative exchange in Germany, are scheduled to discuss cooperation in the futures market in Taipei yesterday.
Consumer confidence in Taiwan edged lower in August after having reached record highs the previous two months, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday.
Taiwan's economy continued to enjoy positive momentum in July, with a government indicator of business activity flashing a green light for the sixth consecutive month, signaling steady growth, the country's economic planning body said Wednesday.
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工業技術研究院) on Wednesday announced a large number of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display technologies, including Taiwan's first foldable touch AMOLED module.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher in the wake of gains posted on Wall Street overnight, in particular after the S&P 500 index breached 2,000 points for the first time ever, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.041 to close at NT$29.985 as local exporters cut their greenback holdings in exchange for the local currency to meet fund demand near the end of the month, dealers said.