TAIPEI — Display suppliers are in the know. The companies exhibiting at Touch Taiwan, an international touch-panel and optical film exhibition this week, might not be willing to spill their best beans, but they know all about the specific screen sizes, thinness, and brightness demanded by Apple -- the 800-pound gorilla looming large in everyone's mind but conspicuously absent.
Similarly, display suppliers are keen observers of the key end markets -- mobile, automotive, and home. They overflow with opinions and predictions about, for example, the future magnitude of the touch-screen notebook computer market, or the potential in emerging markets for three-in-one devices that hybridize mobile phones, tablets, and notebooks.
Followings are snippets of intelligence we've gathered thus far on the exhibition floor, in hallways, during keynote speeches and in one shared cab ride.
Auo president Paul Peng surrounded by reporters.
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