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Epistar 3Q16 operations turn profitable

Nov 8, 11:34

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has posted net operating profit of NT$189.6 million (US$6.01 million) for third-quarter 2016, swinging into profitability from continued...

Epistar settles patent infringement lawsuit with Adamax

Nov 1, 14:51

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reached a settlement with US-based lighting distributor Adamax concerning charges it filed in the US alleging Adamax has infringed on...

Epistar, Genesis Photonics see increasing shipments of green-light LED chips used in smart wearables

Oct 3, 12:43

LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Genesis Photonics started shipments of green-light LED chips for smartwatches and wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016 and...

Epistar to quadruple CSP LED capacity

Oct 3, 12:19

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of fast growing demand for CSP (chip scale package) LED chips used in TV backlighting, will expand production capacity to four...

Formosa Epitaxy to lay off 300 workers

Sep 21, 11:42

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy will lay off 300 employees at the end of September, according to its parent company, Epistar.

Everlight Electronics August revenues hit 22-month high

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 11:34

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on September 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.742 billion (US$86.5 million), the highest monthly level since November...

Epistar sues Adamax for infringement of LED filament patents in US

Sep 2, 11:27

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California charges against US-based distributor Adamax for infringing...

Smartphone vendors likely to follow Samsung to adopt IR LED-based iris recognition

Aug 30, 21:27

Samsung Electronics took the initiative to adopt iris recognition based on infrared LEDs for its flagship Galaxy Note 7 and other smartphone vendors, especially China-based ones,...

Epistar, Everlight see mixed July results

Aug 11, 10:53

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw July consolidated revenues of NT$2.181 billion (US$68.2 million) increase 3.52% on month and 3.33% on year, while LED packaging service...

Epistar expands AlGaInP LED chip capacity via modifying blue-light equipment

Aug 2, 20:04

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of booming orders for AlGaInP LED chips since the second quarter of 2016, has been modifying MOCVD sets used to produce blue-light...

Epistar AlGaInP LED chip order visibility through October, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 22, 15:36

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has received booming orders for AlGaInP LED chips with shipments scheduled through October 2016, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...

Epistar hikes prices for large-size LED chips due to higher DLC standards

Jul 21, 12:27

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in response to higher LED lighting standards specified in DLC (DesignLights Consortium) 4.0, has increased quotes for large-size LED chips...

MLS in strategic partnership with Yah Juang for LED lighting

Jul 11, 11:59

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has signed a 5-year strategic partnership with Taiwan-based lighting solution provider Yah Juang Enterprise for promoting MLS' own brand...

Epistar to expand production capacity for AlGaInP LED chips

Jul 7, 14:54

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of strong demand for AlGaInP LED chips, will modify seven blue-light LED wafer MOCVD sets for making AlGaInP LED wafers to increase...

Epistar-MLS cooperation scores points in India LED light bulb procurement

Jul 4, 11:04

LED wafer and chip maker Epistar has cooperated with China-based LED packaging service provider MLS to participate in the India government's open-bid competition for procuring LED...

Epistar seeks to swing into profitability in 2H16

Jun 20, 12:38

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net lossses per share of NT$2.81 (US$0.086) for 2015 and NT$1.54 for first-quarter 2016, and has made efforts to improve operational...

Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye

Epistar, Everlight report sequential declines in May revenues

Jun 13, 11:47

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported May consolidated revenues decreased 5.89% sequentially and 4.98% on year to reach NT$2.157 billion (US$66.2 million), while...

Epistar hikes blue LED chip quotes, says report

Newswatch - May 31, 15:40

Epistar has hiked quotes for some models of blue LED chips by about 15%, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Everlight, Epistar report April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 14:05

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.412 billion (US$74.4 million) for April, decreasing 1.27% sequentially and 0.51% on...

PTI to buy factory building from Epistar for NT$620 million

Stockwatch - May 5, 21:51

IC packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced the acquisition of a factory building and related facilities from LED chipmaker Epistar for a total of NT$620...

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...

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