Polarizer maker Chimei Materials Technology has seen delays in setting up a factory in Kunshan, eastern China, and will not install equipment until fourth-quarter 2016 and begin production in second-quarter 2017, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
The factory is primarily for supplying polarizers for China-based panel makers BOE Technology, Tianma Micro-electronics, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) and Nanjing CEC Panda LCD Technology, EDN said.
Chimei Materials aims to increase the revenue proportion for these China-based makers from 15% currently to 20% at the end of 2016, EDN noted.