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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...

LED TV

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...

Epistar

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...

LED lighting shipments to grow 3-fold in 2012, says Epistar chairman

Jan 19, 01:15

The volume of LED lighting in the world will increase in 2012, Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye has said. Epistar's 2012 revenues are likely to show growth and reach NT$20 billion (US$668...

Total December revenues of Taiwan LED firms down by 20% on-year

Jan 13, 10:51

Market research indicates the total December revenues of Taiwan's listed LED firms were NT$6.54 billion (US$218 million) decreasing 11.99% on month and 19.6% on year. In addition,...

Epistar

Konka pulls out of Epistar joint venture

Jan 12, 11:05

TV maker Konka has decided to terminate its partnership with Epistar in a joint venture running an epitaxy plant in Changzhou, China. But Epistar indicated that the exist of the China-based...

Funding of Taiwan LED firms decreases 80% in 2011

Jan 11, 14:56

Taiwan-based LED firms accumulated financial capital of NT$13.8 billion (US$460 million) in 2011, down 80% compared to NT$76.2 billion in 2010. Industry sources believe low demand...

LED lighting

LED chipmakers and packaging firms suffer revenue declines in December

Jan 10, 15:58

Affected by seasonal factors, most Taiwan-based LED chipmakers and LED packaging companies have posted declines in revenues for December, with the setbacks suffered by upstream chipmakers...

Taiwan market: Government allocates NT$2 billion for LED street lamps

Jan 9, 15:13

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) plans to have a budget up to NT$2 billion (US$66 million) to switch 326,000 units of street lamps into LED lightings. Many LED firms hope...

LED street lamps

LED lighting makers eyeing agricultural sector

Jan 4, 15:09

Low demand for LED TV backlight units (BLUs) has been causing LED firms to seek markets elsewhere. Some Taiwan-based LED firms have been trying to enter the agricultural sector by...

Excess LED capacity to continue in 2012, says Epistar president

Jan 3, 01:15

The global production capacity of LED epitaxial wafers and chips exceeded the market demand in 2011 and the situation is expected to continue in 2012, according to president M.J....

Low revenues in LED chipmakers to continue throughout 1Q12

Jan 2, 14:13

Industry sources believe Taiwan LED revenues decreased 5-10% on-month in Decmeber due to the traditional low season. In addition, January 2012 revenues are likely to show another...

LED lighting

Low order visibility for LED BLUs

Dec 28, 14:51

Despite rush orders for LED backlightings for new TV models in the fourth quarter, demand for LED TVs has remained weak in general, with most LED players holding a cautious outlook...

Epistar to introduce retrofit 60W-100W LED light bulbs in 2012

Dec 27, 01:15

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar announced the development for high-pressure warm white LEDs with efficiency of 150lm/W. This means the warm white LED lighting products that can...

LED lighting

Epistar to benefit from Greater China LED lighting projects

Dec 26, 13:37

The growing number of LED lighting projects in Greater China is likely to benefit LED chipmaker Epistar as the firm may become the main supplier of LED chips, according to industry...

Epistar Guangzhou plant breaks ground

Dec 20, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar and lighting firm Delta have been setting up a joint venture with China-based TV maker Skyworth in the Guangdong province in China. The joint venture...

LED makers report mixed results for November

Dec 8, 11:03

Taiwan-based LED makers have reported mixed results for November, with Epistar, Edison Opto, Wellypower, Bright LED, and Ledtech Optoelectronics posting sequential revenue gains for...

LED lighting

Taiwan LED device production value to dip 5-8% in 2011

Nov 25, 10:31

Production value of LED discrete devices rolled out by Taiwan-based LED makers is expected to top NT$64-65 billion (US$2.11-2.14 billion) in 2011, declining 5-8% from a year earlie...

LED lighting

Price of LED packaging may reach 1,000lm/US$ in 2015

Nov 10, 15:40

The LED lighting industry has been targeting a price for LED packaging to reach 500lm/US$ in 2012 and hit the threshold of 1,000lm/US$ in 2015. This target is five years ahead of...

LED firms report falling October revenues

Nov 9, 01:20

LED chipmaker Epistar reported falling October revenues of NT$1.26 billion (US$42 million), representing a 10.6% decrease on month and 26% decrease on year. Epistar indicated despite...

LED lighting penetration to reach 25% in 2013, says Epistar

Nov 3, 09:32

LED lighting is waiting for the price difference with traditional lighting to narrow, with penetration of LED lighting likely to reach 25% in 2013, Epistar has said.

Downstream LED firms outperform upstream peers in 3Q11

Nov 1, 01:05

Taiwan-based LED firms have been reporting third quarter revenues. Upstream LED chipmakers such as Formosa Epitaxy and Huga reported third quarter earnings per share (EPS) of negative...

Epistar reports 3Q11 EPS of NT$0.02

Oct 28, 11:12

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar reported third-quarter revenues of NT$4.26 billion (US$143 million), a 20% decrease on quarter and 26% decrease on year. Due to a decrease in utilization...

LED chipmakers likely to report losses for 3Q11

Oct 24, 15:07

Upstream LED chipmakers are likely to report losses in the third quarter due to low demand, according to market estimates.

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