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Flexible AMOLEDs: At the Tipping Point?

“At the tipping point” was the theme of the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference held this week in Phoenix Arizona. The releases of the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex flexible AMOLED based smartphones in late 2013 were widely cited throughout the conference as evidence that flexible display technology has finally reached critical mass. Continue Reading

China Increasing LCD Glass Import Duty in 2014

China’s Ministry of Finance has announced that import duties for Gen 6 and smaller LCD glass substrates will increase from 4% to 6% in 2014, while duties for Gen 7 and larger will remain at 4%. As far as we know, import duties on aluminosilicate cover glass will also remain unchanged, at 3%. Continue Reading

Chinese Panel Makers Post Higher Profit Margins than Taiwanese and Korean Makers

According to the latest financial results disclosed by BOE and ChinaStar, the Chinese panel makers moved from losses in 2012 to profitability in Q1’13. BOE’s Q1’13 revenues reached RMB 8,059 million ($1.3 Billion), with RMB 400 million ($64 million) operating margin and net profit margin of 5%. Continue Reading