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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...

Taiwan-based LED firms invest heavily in China

Jul 8, 14:43

Taiwan-based LED firms have been aggressively entering the market in China. According to statistics, the accumulated investments into China from Taiwan-based firms have exceeded NT$40...

Most LED companies post sequential declines in June revenues

Jul 7, 01:15

LED chipmakers Epistar and Lextar Electronics and LED packaging house Everlight Electronics all posted sequential declines in revenues in June due largely to inventory checks at clients...

Taiwan LED makers to benefit from China-based TV vendors controlling BLUs, says Epistar chairman

Jul 1, 01:00

Taiwan-based LED chip makers and packaging houses will see increasing potential orders for LED BLUs for 37-inch-and-above TVs from China-based vendors, as they have increasingly decided...

ITRI forms industrial association to develop plant factories in Taiwan

Jun 30, 12:18

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has formed an industrial association aiming to promote the development of plant factories in Taiwan with more than 20 companies...

Everlight aims to become top-3 in lighting market, says company chairman

Jun 15, 01:30

LED lighting has been booming and many firms have been trying to enter the lucrative market. Robert Yeh, chairman of LED packaging house Everlight, has revealed the company aims to...

Taiwan LED industry shows improved May performance

Jun 14, 01:45

Industry observers predict LED backlight modules for TV applications will demonstrate apparent volume production in third quarter 2011 as penetration continues to increase. LED lighting...

Tekcore may advance board reelection

Jun 13, 15:39

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Tekcore has delayed the reelection of its board of directors trying to fend off control by two major sharehokders, Everlight and Epistar. But the move seems...

Epistar announces 2010 dividend of NT$4.50

Jun 10, 16:30

LED chipmaker Epistar announced cash dividends of NT$4.50 on June 10 during a shareholders meeting.

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers report mixed May performances

Jun 9, 12:25

LED chipmaker Epistar saw May revenues increase on month by 12.7% to NT$1,908 million (US$66 million). The figure also represents a 9.3% increase on year. According to Epistar, the...

Delta Electronics begins use of 3 zero-carbon classrooms in Taiwan

Jun 3, 10:53

Delta Electronics on June 2 inaugurated three zero-carbon classrooms, an energy-saving educational facility, inside three elementary schools located in northern, central and southern...

Increasing competition in LED lighting market for Taiwan-based firms

Jun 3, 01:05

Many international firms such as Samsung LED, LG Electronics, and Philips have been aggressively taking market share in the LED lighting market. Samsung has been shifting focus to...

LED TV industry facing oversupply concerns

May 24, 01:05

Although the second quarter is the traditional strong season in the TV industry, April sales continued to stagnate for LED TVs. The appreciation of Taiwan's currency and weak demand...

Tekcore favors independent control

May 23, 15:44

The fight for control of Taiwan-based LED firm Tekcore continues to cast a cloud over the companies involved. Tekcore has stated that even if Everlight decides to pull back the orders,...

Penetration of LED TV is expected to increase in 2Q11

May 19, 12:34

The demand for LED TV was not as transparent as expected in the first quarter. The industry anticipates an increase in penetration rate in the second quarter. Despite the optimistic...

Tekcore fails to bring in strategic shareholders

May 19, 12:09

Tekcore, a Taiwan-based LED chipmaker, held board of directors meeting on May 18. The strategic shareholders scheduled to appear failed to show up causing the planned equity swap...

The booming season for LED industry may be delayed

May 11, 16:30

Many Taiwan-based LED firms have reported falling revenues for April, signaling the traditional second-quarter booming season may be delayed. Firms including Epistar, Formosa Epitaxy,...

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LED makers see mixed growth in April revenues

May 9, 16:26

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy as well as LED chip packager Everlight Electronics had April revenues decreasing on month, while LED packaging...

Capacity expansion in China will not cause oversupply of LED chips, says Epistar

May 5, 11:37

While China-based LED chipmakers have been rushing to install new MOCVD equipment to obtain local government subsidies which are expected to expire at the end of June, most of the...

Gross margins slip below 20% for some LED chipmakers

May 2, 12:20

LED chipmakers have announced financial performance for the first quarter of 2011, with Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI) both seeing less than 20% gross margins due to decreased...

Commentary: 2011 is the year of fierce competition for LED firms as gross margins contract

May 2, 11:41

The inception of LED into various TV models took the market for a rollercoaster ride in 2010. On one hand, the market grew by leaps and bounds bringing outstanding profits for LED...

Epistar and Everlight mull control of Tekcore, say sources

Apr 15, 16:32

LED chipmaker Tekcore is likely to see a battle for control of the company on June 28 when it holds its annual shareholders meeting, as the combined holdings by its two strategic...

Epistar capacity booked up until May

Apr 11, 12:11

LED chip maker Epistar has received orders booking up its production capacity of blue/green LED chips and that of AlGaInP/AlGaInN chips until May 2011, according to the company.

LED makers look to 20-30% sequential revenue growth in 2Q11

Apr 1, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chip makers Formosa Epitaxy and Epistar expect their second-quarter 2011 revenues to grow 20-30% on quarter, while LED packaging houses Everlight Electronics and...

Epistar posts net profit of NT$5.77 billion for 2010

Mar 18, 01:55

LED chipmaker Epistar has announced net profits of NT$5.77 billion (US$194.93 million) for 2010 with an EPS of NT$7.16. Revenues for the year totaled NT$19.76 billion with a 36% gross...

Sapphire substrate supply unaffected by Japan earthquake, says Epistar

Mar 16, 10:42

The supply of sapphire substrates will not be affected by the Japan earthquake as the facilities of the top-2 Japan-based makers - Kyocera and Namiki - were not damaged by the quake,...

Epistar February revenues down sequentially, Tekcore up

Mar 9, 01:30

LED chipmaker Epistar saw its February 2011 revenues drop 1.95% sequentially, while fellow chipmaker Tekcore reported an 12% increase on month.

Delta Electronics, Epistar to set up LED joint venture in southern China

Feb 14, 10:53

Taiwan-based Delta Electronics and Epistar will establish a joint venture maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, tentatively named Guangzhou Crystalrich Lighting, in Guangzhou City,...

LED companies post mixed results for January

Feb 10, 11:02

Taiwan's top LED chipmaker Epistar saw its revenues decline 3.5% sequentially to NT$1.39 billion (US$47.65 million) in January. Fellow chipmaker Lextar Electronics also saw its revenues...

Epistar raises US$280 million via ECB issue

Jan 19, 14:08

Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar has raised US$280 million via an euro convertible bond (ECB) issue. The conversion price of the ECBs is set at NT$132.6 (US$4.57) compared with...

Delta to introduce 800 lumen 8W LED light bulb with Epistar

Jan 18, 15:26

Delta Electronics plans to launch a total of 62 LED lighting products under 29 series and three intelligent control systems in 2011, and is cooperating with LED chipmaker Epistar...

Epistar aims US$1/500 lm goal in 2012

Jan 18, 02:15

In order to get a upper-hand position in the global LED lighting market, Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar will actively lower the brightness cost of LED lighting products and aims...

Epistar reports 13% sequential slip in December revenues

Jan 10, 17:09

LED chipmaker Epistar reported December revenues of NT$1.44 billion (US$49.24 million), down 13% from November for the largest drop off among Taiwan's major LED companies during the...

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