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  • AU Optronics executive sentenced for LCD price-fixing

    A former executive with AU Optronics was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison and pay a US$50,000 fine for participating in a worldwide LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • Former executive convicted for LCD price fixing

    A former executive at Taiwanese LCD marker AU Optronics has been convicted of participating in a worldwide conspiracy to fix the prices of LCD panels, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • Apple cuts iPad Mini's shipping delays, extends iMac's

    Apple has cut the shipping delay of iPad Mini tablets in half for U.S. and Canadian customers, now promising that the devices will ship in one week. Meanwhile, it's increased shipping times for its new iMac desktops.

  • Water shortage looms for Taiwan science park

    Lower-than-normal rainfall around a major technology manufacturing area in Taiwan, the Hsinchu Science Park, has prompted the government to cut water pressure at night and study more stringent measures going forward.

  • Taiwan expects multiple impacts on tech from Japan quake

    Taiwan's economic ministry expects semiconductor and display panel industries on the island to take a hit from the earthquake in Japan last week as supplies are suspended due to factory damage or transportation snarls, translating in some cases to higher manufacturing costs.

  • Flat panel makers face shortages after Japanese quake

    Major display panel manufacturers face a shortage of materials from Japan as the powerful earthquake on Friday has hit their suppliers, companies and analysts said on Tuesday, pointing toward price rises in PCs or mobile phones and a possible slowdown in production.

  • Taiwan orders work to stop at growing science park

    A Taiwan court has ordered work to stop expansion at a science park, the latest move in a saga that has pitted environmental groups against the island's normally unchallenged high-tech development, but the government has already planned an appeal.

  • Taiwan considers letting China invest in LCD panels

    Taiwanese officials are discussing ways to let investors from mainland China buy stakes in the island's LCD panel makers, an economics ministry representative said on Monday. Taiwan is weighing the political risk of Chinese investment against local businesses' need for capital to fund equipment upgrades.

  • Taiwan LCD panel maker to set up solar plant

    A subsidiary of AU Optronics, one of Taiwan's top panel makers, will open a solar factory in Taiwan late this year to save money and increase competitiveness in a growing industry.

  • Flexible screens on the way for E-readers

    Flexible screens as thin as a piece of paper may be available for e-readers by early next year thanks to a project from Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and licensee AU Optronics, one of the world's largest LCD screen makers.