Saturday, March 25, 2006

Backlight unit makers to focus more on LCD TV application

Taiwan-based backlight unit (BLU) makers Kenmos Technology, Radiant Opto-Electronics and Forhouse all expect to increase shipments for their LCD TV application this year, according to the companies.

Kenmos Technology is currently constructing an LCD TV BLU plant at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), with volume production set to commence in the third quarter. Production at the plant will mainly focus on BLUs for 37-and 42-inch LCD TV panels, and the company stated it expects LCD TV applications to eventually account for 60% of its revenues.

Radiant plans to increase its monthly capacity for LCD TV BLU production to 500,000 units in 2006, up from 300,000 units last year. The maker recently secured orders for 32-inch TV panel BLUs from Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT).

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