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Epistar, Everlight see strong improvements in 2Q13 operations

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, which saw net operating loss of NT$306 million (US$10.4 million) and net loss of NT$248 million in the first quarter of 2013, has reported...

Epistar sees sequential drop in June revenues

Jul 9, 11:13

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on July 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.926 billion (US$63.8 million) for June, decreasing by 13.37% on month but...

Epistar optimistic about July-August operation

Jul 1, 22:24

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects a small decrease in orders for LED chips used in backlight of LCD TVs but strong demand for use in backlight of small-...

Innovation should be based on solving customer problems, says Epistar chairman

Jun 21, 10:56

In a forum hosted by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar, emphasized the importance of innovation...

Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Alliance to propose Taiwan-China common standards for LED lighting

Jun 18, 15:58

The Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Alliance will propose common interface specifications and standards for driver circuits and lighting modules for Taiwan- and China-based LED lighting...

Global output of LED light bulbs to reach 600 million units in 2013, says Epistar chairman

Jun 17, 16:14

According to Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar, global shipments of LED light bulbs in 2013 are likely to reach 600 million units compared to 200 million...

Epistar to issue 250 million new shares for private placement

Jun 17, 13:45

LED chipmaker Epistar plans to issue 250 millionn new shares for private placement. The firm has also decided to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$0.536 (US$0.018).

LED lighting, 3D printing to light up Photonics Festival Taiwan 2013

Jun 14, 10:31

The Photonics Festival in Taiwan will be held at Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei from June 18-20. The exhibition features 649 firms and 1,502 booths. Bio-medical optics technology,...

Commentary: Rising LED light bulb demand will not ease oversupply

Jun 10, 14:50

Pricing is an important factor in the commercialization of LED lighting. To stimulate demand, LED light bulb firms have been introducing low-price products.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan MOCVD capacity to account for 28% of global total in 2013

Jun 10, 12:18

Global MOCVD equipment capacity is still in oversupply while prices of LED light bulbs continue to fall. Among all global operational MOCVD tools, Taiwan-based makers account for...

Taiwan LED firms showcase products at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2013

Jun 10, 11:21

Taiwan-based LED firms such as Lextar, Epistar, Everlight, Genesis Photonics, TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL), and Edison Opto are currently participating in the Guangzhou International...

Epistar May revenues reach record high

Jun 6, 20:23

LED chipmaker Epistar has reported May revenues of NT$2.223 billion (US$74 million), showing an on-month increase of 15.8% and an on-year increase of 19.42%. The figure was also a...

Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar

Taiwan LED firms expect rising revenues

Jun 6, 13:45

Global demand for LED backlighting and lighting products has been increasing and due to the traditional boom season, Taiwan-based LED firms such as Everlight and Ledlink have reported...

LED lighting demand to rise in 2H13, says Epistar

Jun 3, 14:33

Demand for LED backlighting rebounded in the first half of 2013, but firms expect demand to slow down after mid-June because China's energy-saving appliance procurement subsidy program...

Epistar

Tons aims to hike revenue proportion of own-brand LED lighting

May 30, 13:55

Tons Lightology, which develops commercial LED lighting fixtures for OEM and own-brand sale, aims to increase the proportion of total revenues from own-brand sales from 10% in 2012...

Tom Tang, chairman of Tons Lightology

LED maker Epistar expects more revenues from lighting applications in 3Q13

May 21, 11:35

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects LED applications to account for 30% of total revenues in third-quarter 2013, up from the current 20-25%, due to increasing demand...

Everlight, Edison Opto see rising April revenues

May 9, 21:24

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics has reported April consolidated revenues of NT$1.935 billion (US$65 million), representing an on-month growth of 4.48% and an...

Booming LED backlight demand to continue until November, say Taiwan LED makers

May 2, 19:39

Due to strong global demand for LCD TVs, demand for LED backlight units (BLUs) has become robust since the second quarter of 2013 and the booming demand is expected to persist until...

LED market oversupply may delay investment projects

May 2, 14:56

Rising demand for LED backlight and lighting products helped LED chipmakers see capacity utilization rates increase to 90% in the second quarter. Despite shortages of high-end products,...

International brands lead LED light bulb price competition

Apr 22, 14:14

The global LED light bulb pricing has been falling in 2013 because some large-size industry leading brands have introduced low-price products. Market observers believe demand in the...

Taiwan LED firms report rising total March revenues

Apr 16, 12:18

LED firms that are listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) have reported total March revenues of NT$9.39 billion (US$313 million), up by 35.1% on month. These LED firms are expected...

China LED firms may begin dumping in 3Q13

Apr 15, 11:41

LED makers have been seeing rising demand and capacity utilization rates in the second quarter of 2013. However, China-based makers noted that there is currently CNY5 billion (US$807...

Epistar to begin LED lighting filament volume production at end of 2Q13

Apr 11, 21:21

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar plans to introduce three major LED lighting products in 2013 including LED lighting filaments for which volume production is expected to begin at...

Epistar China joint ventures to expand capacities in 2013

Apr 10, 14:32

Demand for backlighting products for large-size TVs in China continues to rise, according to Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar. Lee added that the firm's joint venture for LED epitaxial...

Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar (right)

Epistar lands orders with shipments scheduled until May, says chairman

Apr 9, 20:32

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through the end of May and therefore expects consolidated revenues for the second quarter to...

Four LED makers see large sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 8, 22:41

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy and LED chip packagers Unity Opto Technology and Lextar Electronics had consolidated revenues for March...

Everlight chairman urges tighter Greater China cooperation

Apr 2, 15:05

LED firms in Greater China should cooperate and build a single brand to maximize their competitive advantages, according to Robert Yeh, chairman of Taiwan-based LED packaging house...

Robert Yeh, chairman of Everlight

China LED firms shift investment focus to downstream segments

Apr 1, 11:26

China government's subsidy programs for upstream LED firms have been causing oversupply of LED chips, inflicting losses on Taiwan-based LED chipmakers. However, the subsidy programs...

Global LED lighting demand to hike 100-200% in 2013, says Epistar chairman

Mar 26, 20:11

Global LED lighting demand has been growing fast due to continual drops in LED chip prices, and the demand in 2013 will hike 100-200% from 2012 while global LED lighting production...

epistar chairman

Epistar suffers 2012 net loss per share of NT$1.30

Mar 25, 22:20

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on March 25 reported its financial report for 2012 operations, posting a net loss per share of NT$1.30.

Epistar expects LED candle lamp sales to grow in 1H13

Mar 21, 21:34

Epistar has been developing LED candle lamps and sales are expected to show growth in the first half of 2013. Currently, order visibility for LED candle lamps is clear through the...

LED candle lamp

TSMC SSL to introduce LED chips with 130lm/W brightness in 2H12

Mar 20, 22:14

TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL) plans to introduce LED chip products that do not require packaging, with brightness reaching 130lm/W in the second half of 2013. The new product is...

Jacob Tam, president of TSMC SSL

Taiwan LED firms optimistic about LED light bulb comercialization in US market

Mar 18, 10:48

Taiwan-based LED firms are optimistic about the commercialization of LED light bulbs in the US market, as Cree, an US-based LED firm, recently introduced a warm white 40W retrofit...

LED light bulbs

Epistar hopes to attract strategic partners through private placement

Mar 14, 21:51

LED chipmaker Epistar plans to find important downstream strategic partners by issuing 250 million new shares for private placement, and targeting Europe- and US-based lighting brands...

Epistar

Tyntek subsidiary halts production

Mar 13, 22:04

Taiwan-based tier-two LED chipmaker Tyntek has confirmed that its upstream blue epitaxial wafer firm Alpha Plus Epi has suspended production. Rumors regarding the production suspension...

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