HannStar sets up production lines for glass thinning and cover lenses

HannStar Display, active in the field of touch panel modules, has recently started to set up production lines for glass thinning process and colour lenses, with mass production to start up in the seco…

HannStar Display, active in the field of touch panel modules, has recently started to set up production lines for glass thinning process and colour lenses, with mass production to start up in the second half of 2011. The company said it expects touch panel revenues to account for about 20% of its total revenues in 2011. HannStar“s Nanjing, China plant started operation in the fourth quarter of 2010 and has a monthly capacity of about 1.4 million touch modules ranging from 7- to 11-inch, as well as 3.5-inch and larger handset touch panel modules. However, it is understood that HannStar“s Nanjing plant has already begun mass production, and the company expects utilization rates to improve at the end of the first quarter of 2011. HannStar is also planning to setup capacity for about 50,000 colour filters in-house for on-cell touch sensor production.