InnoLux Corporation

Innolux Corporation (Chinese: 群創光電股份有限公司; pinyin: Qún Chuàngguāngdiàn Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a company producing TFT LCD panels, established in 2003 and located in Taiwan.

Innolux Corporation
群創光電股份有限公司
Public (TWSE: 3481)
IndustryTFT LCD
Founded14 January 2003
HeadquartersJhunan, Miaoli County, Taiwan
Key people
Dr. Hsing-Chien Tuan (Chairman and CEO)
Embedded World 2014 Windows Embedded Industrial PC
Innolux/Chimei-Display with Windows-Embedded PC at Embedded World Tradefair 2014

Overview

Innolux Display Corp., following its merger with Chi Mei Optoelectronics and TPO Displays Corp., began operating under the name Innolux Corporation (INX) in March 2010.

With products spanning the full range of TFT-LCD panel modules and touch panels, including TV panels, desktop monitors and notebook computer panels, AV & mobile panels, Innolux is a TFT-LCD supplier to information and consumer electronics product makers worldwide.

Innolux's largest customers include Toshiba, Samsung, Philips, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Lenovo, HP, Broteko,Dell & HDMIPI.

History

  • Chi Mei Optoelectronics is established on 06 August, 1998.
  • The department of TPO Displays is established on 24 December, 1999.
  • Innolux Display Corp. is originally established on 14 January, 2003.
  • 10/05/2009 Innolux Display Corp. and TPO Displays carry out merger via a share swap arrangement
  • 11/14/2009 Innolux Display Corp. and Chi Mei Optoelectronics carry out merger via a share swap arrangement, with Innolux Display Corp.
  • 03/18/2010 Innolux Display Corp. announces the completion of merger with Chi Mei Optoelectronics and TPO Displays.
  • 03/30/2010 Innolux Display Corp. officially changes its name to Chimei Innolux Corporation.
  • 03/16/2012 The board of directors elected Dr. Hsing Chien Tuan as new chairman of the board.
  • 12/26/2012 Chimei Innolux Corporation changes its name to “Innolux Corporation”.
  • 01/14/2013 Innolux Corp. to hold the 10-year anniversary celebration.

See also

2003 in Taiwan

Events from the year 2003 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 92 according to the official Republic of China calendar.

Chi Mei Corporation

Chi Mei Corporation (traditional Chinese: 奇美實業; simplified Chinese: 奇美实业; pinyin: Qíměi Shíyè) is a plastics producer in Taiwan. It is the largest maker of ABS resin in the world, producing about 1 million tons of ABS annually in 1999. It has factories in Tainan and Zhenjiang. It also produces acrylic glass, polystyrene, thermoplastic elastomer and synthetic rubber.Chi Mei Corporation is part of a privately held holding company called the Chi Mei Group, which has numerous subsidiaries. One of them is Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), which was founded in 1997 as a subsidiary of Chi Mei Corporation. Chi Mei Group was the largest shareholder in publicly listed CMO. The new Chimei Innolux Corporation (Chinese: 奇美電子,CMI) is the world’s No. 2 and Taiwan’s No. 1 largest maker of TFT-LCD panels and the likely owner of Westinghouse Digital Electronics. Though CEO Douglas Woo has maintained the confidentiality of the ownership of the private Westinghouse licensee, they admit a significant vertically integrated relationship exists between the two.Chi Mei has a partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation of Japan (Mitsubishi holds 27.08% of shares).

E Ink

E Ink (electronic ink) is a popular type of electronic paper (e-paper) display technology, characterized by high visibility and contrast, a wide viewing angle and low power requirements. The technology has been commercialized by the E Ink Corporation, which was co-founded in 1997 by MIT undergraduates J.D. Albert & Barrett Comiskey, MIT Media Lab professor Joseph Jacobson, Jerome Rubin and Russ Wilcox.It is currently available commercially in grayscale and color and is commonly used in mobile devices such as e-readers, and, to a lesser extent, digital signage, smartwatches,

mobile phones, electronic shelf labels and architecture panels.

Flat-panel display

Flat-panel displays are electronic viewing technologies used to enable people to see content (still images, moving images, text, or other visual material) in a range of entertainment, consumer electronics, personal computer, and mobile devices, and many types of medical, transportation and industrial equipment. They are far lighter and thinner than traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) television sets and video displays and are usually less than 10 centimetres (3.9 in) thick. Flat-panel displays can be divided into two display device categories: volatile and static. Volatile displays require that pixels be periodically electronically refreshed to retain their state (e.g., liquid-crystal displays (LCD)). A volatile display only shows an image when it has battery or AC mains power. Static flat-panel displays rely on materials whose color states are bistable (e.g., e-book reader tablets from Sony), and as such, flat-panel displays retain the text or images on the screen even when the power is off. As of 2016, flat-panel displays have almost completely replaced old CRT displays. In many 2010-era applications, specifically small portable devices such as laptops, mobile phones, smartphones, digital cameras, camcorders, point-and-shoot cameras, and pocket video cameras, any display disadvantages of flat-panels (as compared with CRTs) are made up for by portability advantages (thinness and lightweightness).

Most 2010s-era flat-panel displays use LCD and/or LED technologies. Most LCD screens are back-lit as color filters are used to display colors. Flat-panel displays are thin and lightweight and provide better linearity and they are capable of higher resolution than typical consumer-grade TVs from earlier eras. The highest resolution for consumer-grade CRT TVs was 1080i; in contrast, many flat-panels can display 1080p or even 4K resolution. As of 2016, some devices that use flat-panels, such as tablet computers, smartphones and, less commonly, laptops, use touchscreens, a feature that enables users to select onscreen icons or trigger actions (e.g., playing a digital video) by touching the screen. Many touchscreen-enabled devices can display a virtual QWERTY or numeric keyboard on the screen, to enable the user to type words or numbers.

A multifunctional monitor (MFM) is a flat-panel display that has additional video inputs (more than a typical LCD monitor) and is designed to be used with a variety of external video sources, such as VGA input, HDMI input from a VHS VCR or video game console and, in some cases, a USB input or card reader for viewing digital photos). In many instances, an MFM also includes a TV tuner, making it similar to a LCD TV that offers computer connectivity.

List of companies of Taiwan

Taiwan is a country in East Asia. Neighbors include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous non-UN state and the largest economy outside the UN.

Taiwan maintains a stable industrial economy as a result of rapid economic growth and industrialization, which has been dubbed the Taiwan Miracle. Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers and a member of both the World Trade Organization and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. The 21st-largest economy in the world, its high-tech industry plays a key role in the global economy. Taiwan is ranked highly in terms of freedom of the press, health care, public education, economic freedom, and human development.

List of flat panel display manufacturers

Flat panel displays are thin panels of glass or plastic used for electronically displaying text, images, or video. LCD (liquid-crystal displays) and OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays are largely the same, except that an LCD uses a liquid crystal that reacts to an electric current blocking light or allowing it to pass through the panel, where as an OLED display consists of electroluminescent organic materials (that include carbon, thus the name organic) that generate light when a current is passed through the material. LCD and OLED displays are driven using TFT, LTPS, IGZO, and A-SI transistor technologies as their backplane using ITO to supply current to the transistors and in turn to the liquid crystal or electroluminesent material. Segment and passive OLED and LCD displays do not use a backplane but use ITO, a transparent conductive material, to pass current to the electroluminescent material or liquid crystal. In LCD displays, there is an even layer of liquid crystal throughout the panel where as an OLED display has the electroluminescent material only where it is meant to light up.

OLED

An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current. This organic layer is situated between two electrodes; typically, at least one of these electrodes is transparent. OLEDs are used to create digital displays in devices such as television screens, computer monitors, portable systems such as smartphones, handheld game consoles and PDAs. A major area of research is the development of white OLED devices for use in solid-state lighting applications.There are two main families of OLED: those based on small molecules and those employing polymers. Adding mobile ions to an OLED creates a light-emitting electrochemical cell (LEC) which has a slightly different mode of operation. An OLED display can be driven with a passive-matrix (PMOLED) or active-matrix (AMOLED) control scheme. In the PMOLED scheme, each row (and line) in the display is controlled sequentially, one by one, whereas AMOLED control uses a thin-film transistor backplane to directly access and switch each individual pixel on or off, allowing for higher resolution and larger display sizes.

An OLED display works without a backlight because it emits visible light. Thus, it can display deep black levels and can be thinner and lighter than a liquid crystal display (LCD). In low ambient light conditions (such as a dark room), an OLED screen can achieve a higher contrast ratio than an LCD, regardless of whether the LCD uses cold cathode fluorescent lamps or an LED backlight.

Southern Taiwan Science Park

The Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP; Chinese: 南部科學工業園區; pinyin: Nánbù Kēxué Gōngyè Yuánqū) is a science park established by the government of Taiwan. It consists of Tainan Science Park and Kaohsiung Science Park, covering 2,578 acres (10.43 km2) and 1,409 acres (5.70 km2), respectively.

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