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Taiwan LED chipmakers unlikely to return to profitability in 2012

Dec 12, 21:53

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers have been trying to return to profitability but due to continuous price falls, it has been difficult. Market observers believe LED chipmakers such as Epistar,...

Epistar, Everlight see November revenues fall on-month

Dec 6, 21:47

LED chipmaker Epistar has reported November revenues of NT$1.365 billion (US$46.92 million), down 10% on month, but representing an on-year increase of 6%. Accumulated revenues for...

Epistar obtains more chip orders than expected from Korea for LED TV BLUs

Dec 3, 22:16

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has received more orders than originally expected for LED chips used in backlight units (BLUs) from South Korea-based LCD TV...

Silicon substrate-based LED products to enter market in 2013

Nov 1, 22:22

The LED industry believes 8-inch silicon substrate-based LED products will appear on the market in 2013 at the earliest, two years ahead of expectations. This will likely pose challenges...

Epistar 3Q12 revenues increase by 2% on-quarter

Oct 30, 10:11

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar has reported third-quarter 2012 revenues of NT$5.004 billion (US$171 million), representing a slight growth of 2% on quarter. Gross margin in the...

Demand for backlights strong, lighting to see significant growth in 2013, say LED makers

Oct 17, 12:08

Orders of LED backlight products will likely be strong throughout October-November. Although growth of LED lighting has been slowing down, LED firms are optimistic that the LED lighting...

Commentary: The pros and cons of China firms investing in Taiwan LED industry

Oct 16, 16:21

Taiwan's government plans to raise the cap on China-based firms investing in Taiwan's LED industry. Some Taiwan-based LED firms welcome the opportunity to work with China-based peers...

China first LED lighting subsidy to reach CNY2 billion

Oct 11, 21:32

The list of firms that have been chosen in China's first round of LED lighting subsidies has been announced. Market observers believe the 39 firms will obtain a total subsidy for...

Epistar, Everlight see sequential drops in September revenues

Oct 9, 10:36

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had September revenues of NT$1.616 billion (US$54.7 million), representing a decrease on month of 6.09%, while LED packaging...

China market: Indoor LED lighting sales to exceed CNY25 billion in 2012

Oct 3, 14:09

International LED lighting firms have been issuing orders directly to China-based firms. This may marginalize Taiwan-based LED firms. China-based peers have economies of scale and...

Taiwan, China LED industries facing shuffle, says Epistar chairman

Oct 1, 11:04

The LED industry has been seeing rising sales but profitability has been decreasing in 2012. Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar, noted that total revenue...

Epistar acquires Huga Optotech

Oct 1, 10:51

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar will issue new shares in order to obtain a 100% stake in Huga Optotech, the firm announced on September 28. Huga Optotech has been officially acquired...

Chairman and president of Epistar

Everlight, Epistar conservative about investments from China

Sep 24, 14:58

Taiwan's Executive Yuan has been discussing the possibility of increasing the investment limit of China-based funds to Taiwan's LED industry. According to Robert Yeh, chairman of...

Backlight demand for large-size products continues to be strong, says Epistar

Sep 19, 15:37

Starting September 2012, demand for AlGaInP LED has been weakening, according to LED chipmaker Epistar. Nevertheless, the firm added, demand for backlight applications is still strong,...

Taiwan market: Deferred hikes in power price to have little impact on growth in LED lighting

Sep 18, 01:20

In response to the government's decision to postpone an increase in power prices originally scheduled for the December 10, 2012, Taiwan-based LED chip packaging company Everlight...

Taiwan LED firms hope to install LED lighting in northeast China

Sep 13, 01:30

Taiwan-based LED firms such as Epistar, Formosa Epitaxy, Delta Electronics, Leotek, and Harvatek are heading to Harbin, a northeastern city in China to discuss the possibility of...

Digitimes Research: Demand for MOCVD equipment in China to account for 68% of total global demand in 2012

Sep 7, 13:58

Digitimes Research predicts Asia-based firms will take up 90% of market demand for MOCVD equipment in 2012, an increase of 10 basis points compared to 2011. In particular, equipment...

Huga sees shrinking net losses in 2Q12

Aug 24, 11:06

Huga Optotech reported shrinking net losses of NT$307 million (US$10.24 million) for the second quarter of 2012 due to orders from Epistar. Nevertheless, net losses for first-half...

BOE eyes team up with Formosa Epitaxy, Unity Opto to set up LED epitaxial wafer plant

Aug 17, 11:27

China-based LED firms have been producing low-priced LED chips causing oversupply in the upstream LED chip segment to continue. China-based panel maker BOE recently announced plans...

Commentary: Epistar expands capacity while facing price competition from China-based peer

Aug 15, 16:03

The LED chip market continues to experience oversupply problems. However, in first-half 2012, most tier-one LED firms in Taiwan were operating with full capacity, which has led to...

Epistar, Lextar post 2Q12 net EPS of NT$0.44, NT$0.3

Aug 14, 01:35

Epistar and Lextar Electronics, two Taiwan-based makers of LED chips, on August 13 released financial reports for the second quarter of 2012, recording net earnings per share (EPS)...

Losing R&D professionals may turn Taiwan LED firms into OEM firms: Q&A with Epistar chairman Biing-jye Lee

Aug 10, 10:47

Despite the fact the penetration rate of LED backlight units (BLUs) in TVs has been increasing continuously, shining a light on the LED industry, Biing-jye Lee, chairman of Taiwan-based...

Biing-jye Lee, chairman of Epistar

Epistar to take over Huga Optotech via share swap

Aug 10, 01:25

LED chipmaker Epistar will completely take over subsidiary Huga Optotech through a share swap in which one Epistar share will be exchanged for 4.85 Huga shares, Epistar has announced...

Epistar, Everlight report falling July revenues

Aug 8, 01:20

LED chipmaker Epistar has announced July revenues of NT$1.667 billion (US$55.69 million), a decrease of 3.6% on month but a growth of 14.3% on year. LED packaging house Everlight...

Epistar

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers plan to expand capacity

Aug 2, 01:40

Upstream LED chipmakers have been operating close to full capacity. To meet demand, LED chipmakers such as Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy are planning to expand capacity. Nevertheless,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LED chipmakers to see lighting applications account for 30% of 2012 revenues

Jul 30, 10:56

Second-quarter 2012 revenues of Taiwan-based LED chipmakers climbed out of the trough with capacity utilization rates rising to 80-90%. The firms believe third-quarter 2012 capacity...

LED lighting

Toshiba to become the most competitive player in silicon substrate processes, says Epistar

Jul 27, 11:45

Toshiba has announced plans to mass produce LEDs using gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology in October 2012. The technology is a joint product of Toshiba and Bridgelux...

Taiwan LED firms indicate mixed 3Q12 forecasts

Jul 19, 01:30

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar is conservative about third-quarter 2012 market conditions. Despite having clear order visibility for August, September continues to be unclear,...

Epistar

LED firms report rising 2Q12 revenues

Jul 9, 10:55

LED chipmaker Epistar reported June revenues with on-month increase of 4.3%. LED packaging house Everlight reported June revenues with an increase of 2.9% compared with May revenues...

Epistar

Commentary: China fights to lead in setting LED lighting standards

Jul 5, 13:11

The rise of China's LED lighting industry has been supported by the government. Despite the fact that many international lighting firms have been promoting the Zhaga Consortium to...

LED lamps

Epistar to launch new expansion projects in 2012

Jun 28, 01:30

LED chipmaker Epistar plans to expand production capacities at its plants in Xiamen, China and Taiwan in 2012, with the new capacities slated to go online in 2014, according to com...

Guangdong province announces plans to switch to LED lighting for all public areas in 3 years

Jun 21, 16:25

China's 12th Five-Year Plan has begun and Guangdong province has announced that in three years, all lighting in public areas will be switched to LED across the province. The output...

Delta

September orders depend on China market, says Epistar chairman

Jun 20, 01:30

Lee Biing-jye, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar, has noted the firm's order visibility for TV LED backlight units (BLU) is clear to August. Orders in September will...

Lee Biing-jye, chairman of Epistar

Everlight, Delta showcasing technologies at LED Lighting Taiwan 2012

Jun 19, 17:00

The LED Lighting Taiwan 2012 is currently being held at Nangang Exhibition Hall from June 19-21. There are 250 participating firms from the supply chain in Taiwan and abroad and close...

Delta booth

Taiwan LED firms see mild revenue growths in May

Jun 15, 12:35

According to statistics, the total May revenues of Taiwan-based LED firms reached NT$8.7 billion (US$290.9 million), up by 4.59% on month but down 12.1% on year. Benefitting from...

LED lighting
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