UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of July 2020

Commission File Number: 000-51847

Himax Technologies, Inc.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)

No.26, Zilian Road, Xinshi Dist.,
Tainan City 74148,
Taiwan, Republic of China

(Address of principal executive office)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

        Himax Technologies, Inc.    
    (Registrant)
     
   
Date: July 14, 2020       /s/ JESSICA PAN    
    Jessica Pan
    Chief Financial Officer
   


EXHIBIT INDEX 

Exhibit   Description
     
99.1   Press release dated July 14, 2020
     
99.2   Himax Technologies, Inc. Notice of Annual General Meeting of Members
     
99.3   Himax Technologies, Inc. Proxy Statement

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EXHIBIT 99.1

Himax Technologies, Inc. to Hold Annual General Meeting on August 26, 2020

TAINAN, Taiwan, July 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, today announced that the Company will hold its annual general meeting in Taiwan on August 26, 2020. 

Details of the Annual General Meeting are below:

TIME and DATE: TAIWAN 9:30 a.m., August 26, 2020
  
LOCATION: HIMAX FAB 2 - TAINAN CITY, TAIWAN

Shareholders will vote to adopt the Company’s 2019 Audited Accounts and Financial Reports, re-elect Mr. Hsiung-Ku Chen as an Independent Director of the Company and transact any other business brought before the 2020 AGM. A copy of the Company’s proxy statement has been filed with the SEC.

Additionally, a copy of Himax Technologies 2019 Annual report has been posted on the Himax Website for download. The Annual Report can be accessed at the following link: https://www.himax.com.tw/investors/financial-information/

For additional information and travel arrangements, please contact Company or investor relations representatives listed below. 

Company Contact: In the U.S.:
Karen Tiao, Investor RelationsMark Schwalenberg, Senior Vice President
Tel: +886-2-2370-3999 Ext.22326 Tel: +1-312-261-6430
Email: karen_tiao@himax.com.twEmail: mark.schwalenberg@mzgroup.us

About Himax Technologies, Inc.  

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) is a fabless semiconductor solution provider dedicated to display imaging processing technologies. Himax is a worldwide market leader in display driver ICs and timing controllers used in TVs, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality (VR) devices and many other consumer electronics devices. Additionally, Himax designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, in-cell Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions, LED driver ICs, power management ICs, scaler products for monitors and projectors, tailor-made video processing IC solutions, silicon IPs and LCOS micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and heads-up displays (HUD) for automotive. The Company also offers digital camera solutions, including CMOS image sensors and wafer level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing and machine vision, which are used in a wide variety of applications such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, home appliance and Internet of Things. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan, Himax currently employs around 2,000 people from three Taiwan-based offices in Tainan, Hsinchu and Taipei and country offices in China, Korea, Japan, Israel, and the US. Himax has 2,926 patents granted and 553 patents pending approval worldwide as of June 30th, 2020. Himax has retained its position as the leading display imaging processing semiconductor solution provider to consumer electronics brands worldwide.

http://www.himax.com.tw

Forward Looking Statements

Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, but not limited to, general business and economic conditions and the state of the semiconductor industry; market acceptance and competitiveness of the driver and non-driver products developed by the Company; demand for end-use applications products; reliance on a small group of principal customers; the uncertainty of continued success in technological innovations; our ability to develop and protect our intellectual property; pricing pressures including declines in average selling prices; changes in customer order patterns; changes in estimated full-year effective tax rate; shortages in supply of key components; changes in environmental laws and regulations; exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory approvals for further investments in our subsidiaries; our ability to collect accounts receivable and manage inventory and other risks described from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including those risks identified in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the SEC, as may be amended.

Company Contacts:

Eric Li, Chief IR/PR Officer
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Tel: +886-6-505-0880 Ext. 58145
Or
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
Email: eric_li@himax.com.tw
www.himax.com.tw

Karen Tiao, Investor Relations
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Tel: +886-2-2370-3999 Ext.22326
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
Email: karen_tiao@himax.com.tw
www.himax.com.tw

Investor Relations - US Representative
Mark Schwalenberg, Senior Vice President
MZ North America
Tel:  312-261-6430
Email:  mark.schwalenberg@mzgroup.us
www.mzgroup.us

 

EXHIBIT 99.2

 

HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of Members (the “Meeting”) of Himax Technologies, Inc., a Cayman Islands company (the “Company”), will be held at 09:30 a.m., Taiwan local time, on August 26th Day, 2020, at Himax Fab 2 (No.15, Zilian Rd., Xinshi Dist., Tainan City, Taiwan) for the following purposes:

 

1.To adopt audited accounts and financial reports of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019; and

 

2.To re-elect Mr. Hsiung-Ku Chen as an Independent Director of the Company; and

 

3.To transact any other business properly brought before 2020 AGM.

 

Members whose names appear on the register of members of the Company as at close of business on July 17th Day, 2020 (“Record Date”) are entitled to vote at the Meeting or any adjournment thereof. A member entitled to attend and vote is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote instead of him. A proxy need not be a member of the Company.

 

Pursuant to the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Association, on a poll, every member present in person or by proxy shall be entitled to one vote in respect of each ordinary share held by him on the Record Date.

 

Please note that the Company’s 2019 annual report has been published on the Company’s website and hard copies of the annual reports of the Company are also available for shareholders upon request. Should you want to obtain a copy of our annual report, you can (1) view the annual report at the Company’s website at https://www.himax.com.tw/investors/financial-information/; (2) notify the Company of your email address if you request for a soft copy; (3) notify the Company of your mailing address if you request for a hard copy. Below please find the Company’s IR contact information:

 

Email: karen_tiao@himax.com.tw or

Address: Investor Relations, Himax Technologies, Inc.

10F, No. 1, XiangYang Road, Taipei 10046, Taiwan

 

By Order of the Board of Directors

 

 

Jordan Wu
Director, CEO and President

July 14, 2020

 

 

EXHIBIT 99.3

 

PROXY STATEMENT

This Proxy Statement is being furnished pursuant to the Proxy Form for the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Himax Technologies, Inc. (“Himax” or the “Company”) to be held on August 26, 2020 at 09:30 a.m. (Taiwan time).

I.SHAREHOLDER(s) ADOPTION OF THE COMPANY’S 2019 AUDITED ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS

The Company seeks shareholder adoption of the Company’s 2019 audited accounts (the “Audited Accounts”), which have been prepared according to International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, in respect of the financial year ended December 31, 2019. Along with the Audited Accounts, the Company seeks shareholder adoption of the report of the auditors in respect of the same financial period (the “Reports of the Auditors”). A copy of each of the Company’s Audited Accounts and the Reports of the Auditors is included in the 2019 Himax Annual Report which will be available on the Company’s website (https://www.himax.com.tw/investors/financial-information/).

The affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the AGM by the shareholders entitled to vote thereon is required for this proposal.

The Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board of Directors”) recommends a vote FOR this proposal.

II.RETIREMENT OF THIS TERM AND RE-ELECTION OF MR. HSIUNG-KU CHEN AS AN INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Mr. Hsiung-Ku Chen will properly retire from his directorship position at Himax to be eligible for re-election pursuant to the Third Amended and Restated Articles of Association of Himax, and he has offered himself for re-election as an independent director of Himax. A retiring director shall be eligible for re-election.

Mr. Hsiung-Ku Chen (Dr. Chen) has a B.S. degree in Physics from Fu-Jen University, an M.A. degree in Physics from Temple University and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Oregon Graduate Center. Dr. Chen is specialized in Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Technology, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Technology, IC Process Technology and Patent field. He has dedicated himself to researching and performing practice of TFT-LCD industry. From 1980 to 2002, Dr. Chen held various positions including manager, director, and special assistant of director’s office in Electronics Research & Service Organization of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI-ERSO) for over 20 years and was the leader of many researching projects during his tenure. Additionally, Dr. Chen was elected as The Society for Information Display (“SID”), Taipei Chapter Executive director and served for the Treasurer of SID from 1992 to 1997 and as Taiwan TFT LCD Association Secretary General from 2000 to 2002. Furthermore, Dr. Chen contributed his professional knowledge to serve the duties in Himax Technologies Limited of a supervisor from April 2003 to December 2003 and followed by a directorship from December 2003 to October 2005. Dr. Chen’s engagement also includes the Special Assistant of CEO Office in Etron Technology, Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Chen had served as the consultant in various organizations including Color Imaging Promotion Office (CIPO affiliated with Industrial Development Bureau in Taiwan) and the Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation (IPIC). Currently, Dr. Chen serves as consultant of Color Display Industry Promotion Office.

The affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the AGM by the shareholders entitled to vote thereon is required for the election of Mr. Hsiung-Ku Chen as an Independent Director of Himax.

 

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR this proposal.

 

III.OTHER MATTERS

As of the date of this Proxy Statement, Himax does not intend to present and has not been informed that any other person intends to present any business not specified in this Proxy Statement for action at the meeting.

 

 

Shareholders are urged to sign the enclosed proxy form and to return it promptly in the enclosed envelope. Proxies will be voted in accordance with shareholders’ directions. Signing the proxy form does not affect a shareholder’s right to vote in person at the meeting, and the proxy may be revoked prior to its exercise by appropriate notice to the undersigned. If no directions are given in the voting card, proxies will be voted for the:

1.Adoption of Himax’s 2019 Audited Accounts and Financial Reports, and
2.Re-election of Mr. Hsiung-Ku Chen as an Independent Director of the Company.

 

  Himax Technologies, Inc.  
         
  By:  
    Name: Jordan Wu
    Title: Director, CEO and President