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  • Last update: Thursday 14 April 2016 [405 news items]

Epistar strives to hike shipments of AlGaInP LED chips for automotive use

Apr 14, 10:06

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in order to decrease operating losses due to low prices for general-use LED chips, has been making efforts to increase shipments of AlGaInP...

Epistar, Everlight, Lextar see March revenues rise on month

Apr 11, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$2.233 billion (US$68 million), up 35.77% on month but down 5.61% on year. LED packaging service...

Fire strikes Epistar Hsinchu factory

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 16:31

A fire broke out at LED chipmaker Epistar's factory at the Hsinchu Science Park, northern Taiwan in the late hours of March 28. No employees have been reported injured by the fire,...

Epistar suspends some MOCVD tools

Mar 15, 11:25

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of global oversupply of LED chips and consequently continual price drops, has temporarily stopped operation of more than 100 relatively...

Epistar and Everlight see February revenues decrease

Mar 10, 11:55

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.644 billion (US$49.2 million) and NT$2.104...

Epistar accuses Epileds Technologies of infringing IR LED patents

Mar 8, 14:46

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed charges with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court against Epileds Technologies for infringement of four infrared (IR) LED invention...

LED makers step into automotive lighting

Mar 4, 10:45

LED device maker Lite-On Technology, LED lighting maker Laster Tech as well as LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Genesis Photonics have stepped into automotive LED lighting,...

MLS to extend packaging from LEDs to ICs, says president

Mar 1, 15:52

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will extend business operations to IC packaging and testing services, according to company president Lawrence Lin.

MLS president Lawrence Lin

Nan Ya Photonics to quit LED wafer production, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 1, 11:01

Nan Ya Photonics will stop producing LED epitaxial wafers and chips and focus on LED lighting products, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see mixed growth in December revenue

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 14:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on January 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.160 billion (US$65.7 million) for December, increasing 19.12% on month and 6.45% on...

Epistar, MLS jointly developing omni-directional LED filament light bulbs

Dec 28, 11:55

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epsitar is developing omni-directional LED filament light bulbs jointly with China-based LED packaging service provider MLS, and such...

Epistar, Lextar see November revenues drop sequentially

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 14:51

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw November consolidated revenues of NT$1.813 billion (US$55.8 million) slip 6.88% on month but grow 2.37% on year, while fellow maker...

Epistar, Opto Tech poised to produce infrared LED chips for iris recognition

Dec 11, 10:32

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is in the process of certification for its infrared LED chips for use in iris recognition by supply chains of US-based smartphone vendors,...

Epistar may cut output in 4Q15

Dec 8, 11:30

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is likely to reduce production, decreasing utilization from an average of 70% in third-quarter 2015 to 60% in the fourth quarter in order...

US court fines Epistar US$9.3 million for patent infringement

Nov 27, 11:18

The jury of a US district court in Massachusetts has made a preliminary decision to fine Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar US$9.3 million for infringing US patent...

San'an Optoelectronics, Epistar maintain low utilization rates

Nov 23, 14:29

LED epitaxial wafer and chip suppliers San'an Optoelectronics and Epistar have maintained low utilization rates amid oversupply in the global market, according to industry sources.

Epistar reports losses for 3Q15

Nov 10, 11:12

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has released its third-quarter 2015 financial report, recording net loss per share of NT$0.96 from net operating loss for the second consecutive...

Epistar, Lextar Electronics September revenues up on month, down on year

Oct 8, 10:43

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.147 billion (US$65.3 million) for September, increasing 11.84% on month but decreasing 5.36% on year,...

Epistar to invest in Malaysia-based Dominant Opto Technologies

Oct 1, 10:17

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will acquire 11 million shares of Dominant Opto Technologies Sdn Bh, a Malaysia-based SMT LED packaging service provider, at a total price...

Epistar, MLS to set up joint-venture in India

Sep 29, 13:46

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will establish an LED lighting joint-venture in New Delhi, India, to tap the large local...

MLS to invest in Epistar China joint venture

Sep 14, 10:56

MLS, the largest China-based LED packaging service provider, will invest CNY180 million (US$28.3 million) to acquire a 10.91% stake in KFES Lighting (Xiamen), a China-based joint...

Epistar to lay off 65 employees at factory in southern Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 14, 10:54

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will lay off 65 employees working at its factory in the Southern Taiwan Science Park on September, according to Chinese-language newspaper...

Epistar, Everlight post mixed results for August

Sep 9, 11:09

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$1.920 billion (US$59.1 million), decreasing 9.05% sequentially and 25.44% on year. LED packaging...

Taiwan, China to see LED chip sector consolidation, says Epistar president

Sep 4, 12:21

Due to increasingly intense competition, Taiwan-based LED chip makers are expected to be consolidated into 1-2 makers and so will China-based fellow makers, according to president...

Epistar, Everlight Electronics loses NT$0.11, nets NT$0.74 per share for 2Q15

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 14:50

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net loss per share of NT$0.11 for the second quarter of 2015, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics recorded...

Cree and Epistar sign LED chip patent cross-license agreement

Aug 5, 16:11

Cree and Epistar have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for LED chips to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both...

Epistar lands orders for UV-A LED chips

Aug 5, 14:41

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has obtained orders for UV-A (ultraviolet-A, with wavelength of 320-410nm) LED chips for use in making cosmetics products, according to...

Epistar licenses LED filament patent to China-based Leedarson Lighting

Jul 24, 12:01

LED Epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has licensed its LED filament patent to China-based LED lighting maker Leedarson Lighting for making LED filament style light bulbs. The...

Lumileds may need to renegotiate patent licensing after acquisition, says Epistar chairman

Jun 30, 10:58

Philips has decided to sell an 80.1% stake in its subsidiary Philips Lumileds Lighting to China-based Go Scale Capital, and the Lumileds management team may have to renegotiate patent...

Epistar expects business operations to peak in 3Q15

Jun 29, 21:29

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of large growth in demand for LED lighting and LED backlighting from China-based LCD TV vendors, expects its business operations...

Epistar revenues down in May

Jun 9, 11:25

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.27 billion (US$73.8 million) for May, decreasing 12.11% on month and 18.82% on year, while sales...

Epistar to merge with subsidiary Chip Star

May 8, 14:44

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced it will merge with its subsidiary Chip Star. Episits currently holds a 97.95% stake in Chip Star and will acquire the remaining...

Epistar, Lextar see increasing orders from LED lighting vendors

Apr 27, 14:00

LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Lextar Electronics have seen increasing orders from Europe- and US-based LED lighting vendors, with shipments beginning to significantly...

GaN-on-GaN in potential use for lighting, says Nobel laureate

Apr 14, 12:06

GaN-on-GaN technology can be used to grow blue-light laser as a source of lighting with luminous efficiency of 220lm/W, said 2014 Nobel laureate in physics Shuji Nakamura in a speech...

2014 Nobel laureate in physics Shuji Nakamura

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 10, 10:36

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's March consolidated revenues of NT$2.365 billion (US$75.3 million) increased 26.87% on month but decreased 0.19% on year, while LED packaging...

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