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Epistar, Unity Opto, Lextar see orders increase for March

Mar 5, 19:38

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, LED chip packaging house Unity Opto Technology and fellow maker Lextar Electronics have seen orders increase significantly in March, according...

Epistar expects full capacity in April

Feb 21, 21:43

LED chipmaker Epistar expects January-February capacity utilization rate to be around 70% and is likely to reach full capacity in April due to strong LED backlight and lighting ord...

Everlight, Epistar see increased January revenues

Feb 19, 11:16

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics had January consolidated revenues of NT$1.653 billion (US$56.0 million) growing on month and year. According to the firm, demand...

Epistar, Huga acquisition benefits to show in 2013

Feb 6, 21:51

Market observers believe Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar is likely to report 2012 net losses due to losses incurred from investments. However, the benefits Epistar's acquisition...

Epistar profit margin to rely on AlGaInP; Formosa Epitaxy likely to return to profitability in 3Q13

Jan 24, 14:53

Due to falling LED chip prices, market observers believe Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar will need to rely on AlGaInP LED sales to increase the firm's profit margin while it is...

LED lighting chips to see prices fall in 2013

Jan 21, 11:48

ASPs in the LED market fell 20-30% in 2012. LED makers believe the price fall for LED lighting products will be relatively significant compared to the price fall of backlighting products...

Epistar, Toyoda Gosei forms joint venture for China LED market

Jan 21, 11:05

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar and Japan-based Toyoda Gosei have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture for the China market.

Commentary: LED consolidations in 2012 to show effects in 2013

Jan 17, 13:59

The Greater China LED industry went through consolidation in 2012 and many tier-two and tier-three firms exited the market due to continuous net losses. The effects of the consolidations...

Oversupply in LED market to improve in 2013, says Everlight chairman

Jan 16, 22:05

LED packaging house Everlight Electronics is currently showcasing new LED packaging products with the focus being white LED and automobile lighting at the Lighting Japan 2013 exhibition...

LED lighting demand may begin to grow significantly in 2H13, says Epistar chairman

Jan 15, 21:43

If the global economy rebounds smoothly, global LED lighting demand is likely to begin to increase significantly along with expected improvement in performance-cost ratio for LED...

Unity Opto expects 1Q13 LED lighting packaging shipments to reach 200,000 units

Jan 9, 22:13

As LED lighting is expected to boom, firms have been looking into adopting automated production. Nan Ya Photonics, a Taiwan-based joint venture between LED chipmaker Epistar and the...

LED makers see sequential drops in December, 4Q12 revenues

Jan 7, 21:55

Epistar and Lextar Electronics, two Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers, as well as Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology, two Taiwan-based providers of LED...

Epistar Photoelectricity to expand LED chip capacity

Dec 25, 21:12

Epistar Photoelectricity (Changzhou), a joint venture LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker established by Epistar and Lite-On Technology in Changzhou, eastern China, will expand its...

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
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