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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.

Profitability of Vizio LED light bulbs too low for Amtran

Oct 14, 11:14

Vizio, a leading LCD TV vendor in the North America market, originally planned to launch 450-lumen 7W LED light bulbs for sale through its existing retail channels but has not yet...

Low demand likely to cause 10% of China-based LED chipmakers to close in 2H11

Oct 13, 14:19

Due to heavy losses resulting from weak demand as well as over expansion, about 10% of LED companies in China are expected to withdraw from the segment soon. The rapid growth of the...

LED firms report disappointing third quarter revenues

Oct 11, 15:39

Several Taiwan-based LED firms have reported falling September and third-quarter revenues showing the low season in the LED industry in the third quarter.

LED makers see mixed growth in September revenues

Oct 7, 01:10

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and chip packaging house Everlight Electronics saw September revenues increase slightly on month, while fellow makers Unity Opto Technology...

Epileds Technologies to debut on TSE

Oct 4, 01:15

Taiwan-based LED epitaxy firm Epileds Technologies (Epileds) plans to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on October 24, 2011. The accumulated revenues for the first to third...

Everlight plans to expand operations in China, says chairman

Sep 21, 11:40

Capacity utilization in the LED industry has been lower than expected in 2011, and the fourth quarter is likely to be moderate, said Robert Yeh, chairman of Everlight. Growth of TV...

Robert Yeh

Lite-On plans to develop LED lighting products with Epistar

Sep 20, 14:07

Following the inauguration of Taiwan-based chipmaker Epistar's plant in Changzhou, China, Lite-On has indicated it plans to cooperate with Epistar to develop new LED lighting products,...

Epistar to start operation of LED joint venture in China

Sep 16, 11:24

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar will inaugurate Epicrystal (Changzhou), its 60%-stake held LED joint venture on September 23. Epicrystal can house 60 sets of MOCVD equipment but...

Tekcore clearing out inventory

Sep 15, 12:20

Tekcore has been aggressively clearing out inventories. Tekcore hopes to return to a normal level of inventory turnover. Weak demand in the market has extended Tekcore's inventory...

LED TV still has 20% price difference from CCFL TV in 2012, says Epistar

Sep 5, 16:58

Epistar general manager Chou Ming-chun said that demand for LED chips is weak for September 2011 due to sliding sales of LED TVs in the consumer market. It is difficult to forecast...

LED market growth transitions to lighting applications, says DisplaySearch

Aug 26, 14:21

Market indicators continue to predict an on-year rise of 20% in LED usage across applications in 2011 with lighting leading the way, according to DisplaySearch. The total package...

LED industry leaders hope Taiwan government can give effective support

Aug 24, 15:48

Demand for LED backlight modules has been low, and the industry fears a return in demand will not occur until second-quarter 2012. The low demand is causing many LED firms to expand...

Epistar reports 2Q11 gross margin of 28%

Aug 23, 16:01

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar has announced financial performance for the first half of 2011. Revenues of parent company reached NT$9.779 billion (US$337 million) with gross...

Taiwan firms to move in LED equipment at China plants by year-end

Aug 22, 17:01

Demand has been uncertain in the LED end market causing many firms to delay or decrease the size of capacity expansion scheduled for 2011. But Taiwan-based LED firms such as Epistar,...

LED

Epistar likely to take up new shares from heat sink maker Neng Tyi

Aug 19, 01:25

Heat sink maker Neng Tyi Precision Industries plans to issue two million new shares at NT$14.50 (US$0.50) per unit via private placement with LED chipmaker Epistar being indicated...

LED players bracing for weak year-end shopping

Aug 18, 11:27

With TV vendors digesting their inventories, demand for large-size LED backlighting products continues to be gloomy. While demand in the past would usually start picking up in September...

LED firms looking to lighting products for revenue growth

Epistar, Everlight see weak LED BLU demand

Aug 9, 11:01

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED pacakaging house Everlight Electronics saw their July revenues decrease on month and on year mainly because of weak demand for LED...

Orders for large-size LED BLUs declining in July

Jul 21, 14:41

Orders for large-size LED backlight units (BLUs) from downstream TV makers so far this month have been lower than those received in June, according to sources at LED chipmakers. Since...

Increase drive current can rapidly lower LED costs, says FOREPI chairman

Jul 12, 14:46

Cost-down has become the focus of competition in the LED industry. According to Frank Chien, chairman of Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI), the IT industry has been focusing on increasing...

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