cens logo

Apple Invests Millions in LED Plant in Taiwan

Jun 01, 2020 | By CENS

Apple intends to help fund the opening of a new factory at Taiwan`s Hsinchu Science Park(Photo courtesy of UDN)Apple intends to help fund the opening of a new factory at Taiwan`s Hsinchu Science Park(Photo courtesy of UDN)
Apple is considering to invest over US$330 million in a factory in northern Taiwan to manufacture both LED and micro-LED displays for its iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other new devices.

Apple is teaming up on the new factory with Epistar, Taiwan's top LED producer, and Taiwanese LCD panel maker, AU Optronics. The plant will be located in the Longtan branch of the Hsinchu Science Park and Apple's total investment is estimated at NT$10 billion (US$334 million)

The new plant would be an expansion of Apple's operations in the area, and the company has reportedly sent a development team to Taiwan to work on the project. Apple has long been expected to use of Mini LED and Micro LED across a range of products, including at times the 2020 Apple Watch, and now a future refresh of the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Since Mini LED and micro-LED screens have several advantages over LCD and OLED displays,including being thinner and more energy-efficient, Apple is working on developing new devices that will make use of the new technologies. For example, the power consumption of micro-LED screens is only one-tenth that of LCD displays, and the color saturation is close to OLED.

Like OLED, micro-LED is self-luminous. However, compared with OLED, micro-LED can support a higher brightness, higher dynamic range, and wider color gamut, all the while achieving a faster update rate, wider viewing angle, and lower power consumption, all qualities favored by Apple. However, micro-LED technology is very difficult to develop.

In the early stages, designs will rely on mini-LEDs that are somewhere in between traditional LED and micro-LED technology. However, Apple still considers micro-LED technology to be the "top priority."








Industry In-Focus

Taiwan Machinery Was Applauded in COVID-19</h2>

Taiwan Machinery Was Applauded in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

What the epidemic showed was the amazing flexibility of Taiwan's machine tool industry. Taiwan, which has allowed the semiconductor industry to specialize in the past, has finally realized that these machine tool industries with amazing strength are the "invisible champions" of Taiwan's economy. In early February, three companies -- Habor Precision, Tongtai Machine & Tool and Taiwan Takisawa -...


To Set up an Upgrade Platform for Machine Tools</h2>

To Set up an Upgrade Platform for Machine Tools

May 05, 2020

Under the epidemic situation, the regulations on production and creation were useless. Minister of Economy Shen Rongjin promised in the Legislative Yuan yesterday (4) that he would build a machine tool to upgrade the automated production platform, discuss with the industry within a period, and put forward specific plans. When the international economy recovers, the unit can be transported to all ...


South Korea March Output Surges as China Factory Shutdowns</h2>

South Korea March Output Surges as China Factory Shutdowns

Apr 30, 2020

South Korea’s March factory output jumped by the most in 11 years as demand for display panels and cars received an unexpected boost from lengthy shutdowns in competing Chinese factories amid the coronavirus pandemic. Industrial output surged by a seasonally adjusted 4.6% in March from a month earlier, government data showed on Wednesday, marking the biggest expansion since a 7.3% jump in Febr...



Industry Reports

Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel</h2>

Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel

May 29, 2020

Five years after Taiwanese startup Gogoro debuted with a slick electric scooter at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the company has now unveiled the Eeyo 1 and Eeyo 1S, its first forays into the booming e-bike market. Gogoro’s founder and CEO Horace Luke explained that the Eeyo e-bike is intended for e-bike commuters who want a quick, lightweight e-bike that offers a premium experience ove...


TSMC Delivers 7nm Automotive Design Enablement Platform</h2>

TSMC Delivers 7nm Automotive Design Enablement Platform

May 29, 2020

TSMC has announced the availability of what it claims is the world's first 7nm automotive design enablement platform (ADEP) to accelerate time-to-design for customers' AI inferencing engines, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications. TSMC indicated with its 7nm family of technologies in volume production since 2018, the foundry possesses industry-leading yi...


Chang Loon's 100-tooth gear wrench features each turn at surefire 3.6 degrees to attain effortless operation and torque accuracy.

Chang Loon Acclaimed Topped Wrench Supplier from Taiwan

May 28, 2020

With over 40 years of experience, Chang Loon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading Taiwanese supplier of ratchet wrenches, gear wrenches and embedded its color ring trademark on the box end of the wrench. Please identify the red, blue, yellow, and orange color ring trademark when purchasing the ratchet wrench products. Chih-ming Chang, deputy general manager said in order to allow users to easil...

CHANG LOON INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.



Supplier News

Chang Loon's 100-tooth gear wrench features each turn at surefire 3.6 degrees to attain effortless operation and torque accuracy.

Chang Loon Acclaimed Topped Wrench Supplier from Taiwan

May 28, 2020

With over 40 years of experience, Chang Loon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading Taiwanese supplier of ratchet wrenches, gear wrenches and embedded its color ring trademark on the box end of the wrench. Please identify the red, blue, yellow, and orange color ring trademark when purchasing the ratchet wrench products. Chih-ming Chang, deputy general manager said in order to allow users to easil...

CHANG LOON INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.


Chain We Machinery to Greatly Assist in Automation Manufacturing</h2>

Chain We Machinery to Greatly Assist in Automation Manufacturing

May 07, 2020

During the epidemic, many factories faced problems such as a sharp drop in orders and a shortage of raw materials. Factories with safety consciousness knew how to adjust and take advantage of the situation and invested in automation and upgrading as soon as possible. Chain We Machinery Co., Ltd., an automation equipment supplier for professional factory, serves many industries, ranging from food,...

CHAIN-WE MACHINERY CO., LTD.


Ching Mars Corporation</h2><p class='subtitle'>Strobe lights, light bars and sirens, LED light bars, signal lights, warning lights and traffic batons</p>

Ching Mars Corporation

Strobe lights, light bars and sirens, LED light bars, signal lights, warning lights and traffic batons

Apr 08, 2020

Established in 1985, China Mars Corporation is a specialized maker of various strobe and warning lights for use in vehicles, with nearly 30 years of expertise to be well recognized by professionals all over the world Decades of focus on R&D and customer satisfaction has seen company build a solid ground in the global supply chain of auto strobe lights and served capably as a world-caliber OEM....

CHING MARS CORPORATION



Insiders' Views

Caption: Pictured from front row, third right, Changhua County Government Economic Affairs Department Director Liu Yu-ping, County Magistrate Wang Huei-mei, Secretary Chen Bo-tsun pose in front of the exhibition booth. (Photo provided by CHCIA)

Changhua County Government Shores up Biz-Matching to Global Buyers

Nov 18, 2019

■Yang Feng-Chun In a bid to assist manufacturers in Changhua County to expand their market reach overseas against severe competition in the globalized market, Changhua County Government has been an active player in pushing for a makeover and innovation of its local small and medium-sized enterprises. This is done in hopes of establishing stronger connection with international markets. An ex...


Paul Master offers high-quality chassis and engines parts for passenger cars, trucks, and industrial trucks. (Photo courtesy of Paul Master)

Paul Master Builds Reputation with Auto Chassis and Engine Parts

Nov 18, 2019

Founded in 1980, Paul Master Auto Parts Co. is headquartered in Taiwan, a professional manufacturer of chassis and engines parts for passenger cars, trucks, and industrial trucks including forklifts. General Manager Terry Liang said the company has its own professional design department, which provides customized products and specifications for global buyers, including automobile steering and...

PAUL MASTER AUTO PARTS CO.


Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd. </p>

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.

Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd.

Sep 04, 2019

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd is one of the major manufacturers of automobile friction materials in Taiwan and globally. Chairman Austin Cheng has implemented the double-arrow strategy this year - own brand of “YangPo” is adopted to focus on global channels while the “NHC brand focuses on improving market shares in global markets, such as Europe, America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle E...



Exhibition Highlights

Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd

CAPAS defers to 2021

Apr 20, 2020

Following the Chinese Government’s initiatives to prevent and control the COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) have announced the defer of the show’s 2020 edition. The fair, originally scheduled from 21 to 23 May 2020, will now be held from 20 to 22 May 2021. In China, the State Council issued an announc...


Ushering in Metalworking Intelligence,  Unlocking Unprecedented Opportunities</h2>

Ushering in Metalworking Intelligence, Unlocking Unprecedented Opportunities

Apr 06, 2020

The digitization of metalworking industry is being accelerated by the advent of emerging and disruptive technologies which are to be the next era of global growth and innovation. At METALEX Vietnam 2020, industrialists will learn how they can enhance productivity and product value and how their factories could be transformed through metalworking intelligence by capturing, tracking, measuring, int...


ITES 2020: COVID-19 Manufacturing Exhibition Crisis Response</h2>

ITES 2020: COVID-19 Manufacturing Exhibition Crisis Response

Feb 25, 2020

Since increasingly severe COVID-19 epidemic spread out in past 30 days, China economy has been dampened. Greater global connectivity and supply chain dependency on China and reliance on Chinese consumption currently, without a doubt, COVID-19 triggers a greater economic fragility. Emergent Production Adjustment As the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak intensifies, Chinese local a...