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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...


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,...


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...


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...


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

LED makers see increased May revenues, Bright skeptical of future

Jun 8, 01:15

While revenue from LED sales in Taiwan and China are increasing, LED lighting will largely be focused in niche markets as price competition increases, according to Liao Zongren, chairman...

LED industry predicts revenue growth for 2Q12

May 30, 01:20

Downstream LED packaging houses have been operating with capacity utilization rates of 70-80%. In particular, Unity Opto indicated order visibility is clear through June and predicted...


Epistar developing 8-inch silicon substrates to reduce LED production costs

May 29, 01:15

Epistar said that it is developing eight-inch silicon substrates for producing LEDs used in lighting applications, with mass production slated in 2014.

Silicon substrates to replace sapphire ones to drop production costs

LED chipmakers to keep talent by distributing shares to employees

May 10, 15:38

LED chipmakers Epistar, Genesis Photonics and Huga Optotech have announced plans to distribute restricted shares ranging from 5-15 million units to their employees with an aim of...

LED lighting competition increases among new Zhaga standards

May 7, 16:55

Zhaga Consortium is setting a new standard for LED light engine interfaces, which will create specifications aimed at ensuring the interchangeability of LED light sources from different...

LED chipmakers report different results in 1Q12

Apr 30, 14:30

LED chipmakers Epistar and Genesis Photonics both reported losses during the first quarter due to decreasing prices for LED chip products, particularly in backlights for TVs.

Epistar may see LED lighting revenues reach NT$4 billion in 2012, says company chairman

Apr 25, 16:04

Integration of downstream lighting module and fixture makers will likely bring in revenues of NT$850 million (US$29 million) for Epistar in 2012, according to Lee Biing-jye, chairman...

Taiwan to announce policies promoting LED lighting on May 15

Apr 25, 01:30

Due to criticism of the recent price hikes of gasoline and upcoming price increases for electricity, Taiwan president, Ma Ying-jeou, has vowed to encourage citizens to adopt LED lighting...

President Ma

Taiwan plans to switch 815,000 street lamps to LED before end of 2018

Apr 18, 14:05

Following the recent announcement of electricity price hikes, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has said it will replace 326,000 street lamps with LED lights in three years,...

LED street lamp

LED makers see revenues increase in March

Apr 9, 16:48

LED firms, from upstream chip manufacturers to downstream packaging manufacturers, all saw sales growth in March, posing challenges for the traditional lighting market.

Epistar to set up joint venture maker of LED lighting in China

Mar 23, 11:50

Epistar, a Taiwan-based LED chip maker, will establish a joint venture maker of inexpensive high-performance LED lighting products in Kunshan, eastern China, with Innotek Photoelectronic...

Epistar to deal out 2011 dividend in excess of net EPS

Mar 19, 12:00

Epistar, a Taiwan-based maker of LED chips, will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$1.1 for its 2011 operation, 96.43% in excess of the corresponding net earnings per share...

Taiwan market: 10W LED light bulb prices to drop over 40% by end of 2012, says Epistar chairman

Mar 13, 11:38

Prices for 10W LED light bulbs that are meant to replace 60W incandescent bulbs are expected to drop from over NT$500 (US$16.9) currently to below NT$300 at the end of 2012, according...

Zhaga Consortium to hold meeting in Taiwan

Mar 8, 14:56

Zhaga Consortium, an association joined by 184 lighting firms around the world, will hold a meeting in Taiwan from March 13-15. Zhaga has members such as Osram, Philips, Toshiba,...

LED lighting

LED firms report mixed February revenues

Mar 7, 01:25

Epistar reported February revenues of NT$1.185 billion (US$40 million), up 20.91% on month but down 12.92% on year. Epistar noted that February had more working days compared to January...


Epistar sees January revenues down 12% on-month

Feb 9, 01:15

LED chipmaker Epistar announced January revenues of NT$980 million (US$33 million), down 12.26% on month and 29.4% on year. Epistar indicated capacity utilization rate in January...


Lighting Japan 2012: Japan LED firms aim at various lighting applications

Feb 8, 12:02

At Lighting Japan 2012, Taiwan- and China-based firms focused on showcasing LED light bulbs while Japan-based firms displayed various LED lighting applications.

Cold white LED lightings

Oversupply continues in LED market in 2012

Feb 4, 14:53

The number of LED epitaxial wafer equipment sets increased tremendously in the past few years causing LED capacity in 2011 to show an oversupply. The market predicts the conditions...

LED lightings

Epistar expects prices for 60W-equivalent omni-directional LEDs to fall to US$12.99 in 2012

Jan 31, 01:15

Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar aims to increase shipments of LED lighting products in 2012, with focus on omni-directional LED light bulbs to replace 60W incandescent bulbs for...

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