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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,...

LED chips

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...

Epistar to issue ECBs worth US$280 million

Dec 24, 02:15

The board of directors of LED chipmaker Epistar has approved the issue of euro convertible bonds (ECBs) worth US$280 million, mainly for paying back previous US dollar-based loans...

Lextar produces 6-inch LED epitaxial wafers

Dec 24, 02:00

Lextar Electronics has announced the production of its first 6-inch LED epitaxial wafer, while Epistar is expected to adopt 6-inch wafers to its production process in mid-2011.

Taiwan LED companies raise year-end bonuses for 2010

Dec 17, 15:37

Despite slowing demand from the TV backlight segment, most Taiwan-based LED companies will turn in significant growth in both revenues and profits in 2010, and employee bonuses for...

Lighting-grade LED chip costs to fall to US$1/500lm in 2-3 years, says Epistar executive

Dec 16, 14:59

Production cost of lighting-grade LED chips will fall to US$1/500lm in the next 2-3 years, and if that is the case, LED lighting's market penetration will reach 20-30% in 2012 according...

LED companies strengthening deployments in lighting segment

Dec 10, 13:50

A number of Taiwan-based LED chipmakers and packaging companies are strengthening their deployments in the LED lighting segment as the market is expected to grow over 50% in 2011,...

Epistar November revenues down 2.8%

Dec 8, 12:20

Though LED chip packaging houses mostly saw revenues bounce back in October and November, chip makers still registered weak sales for November with modest decline to flat growth.

Epistar denies reports about China BLU joint venture with Korea companies

Nov 18, 16:28

LED chipmaker Epistar has denied media reports from South Korea that Epistar, Lumens and backlight unit (BLU) maker Hansol LCD will invest 10 billion won (US$8.84 million), 30 billion...

LED demand for TV backlighting to take off in March 2011

Nov 17, 02:00

With vendors completing inventory adjustments, LED orders for LCD TV backlighting started to pick up in November 2010 and will increase significantly in March 2011, helping to boost...

Epistar develops LED with 162lm/W efficiency

Nov 15, 14:01

LED chipmaker Epistar has developed LEDs with 162 lumen per watt of brightness efficiency (after packaging), which the chipmaker claims to be the best brightness efficiency worldwide,...

Epistar, Lextar, Everlight October revenues down, Unity Opto, Genesis revenues up

Nov 8, 11:07

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Epistar and Lextar Electronics and LED packaging houses Everlight Electronics saw October 2010 revenues drop sequentially by 7%, 37.51% and 10.63%, respectively,...

2011 LED TV penetration to reach 40%, says Epistar president

Nov 2, 01:20

LED-backlit TV market penetration will increase to 40% in 2011 from 20% in 2010, and Epistar plans to ramp up capacity by 30% in 2011 after already raising its capacity by 30-40%...

Epistar, Formosa report sequential growth in 3Q10 net profits

Oct 29, 01:50

LCD chipmakers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy saw net profits increase sequentially to NT$1.9 billion (US$61.94 million) and NT$446 million, respectively, for the third quarter of 201...

Veeco lands multi-tool order for MOCVD systems from Epistar

Oct 26, 14:01

Veeco Instruments has announced that Epistar, a major Taiwan-based LED chipmaker, has placed a multi-tool order for its TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD systems for high-volume production...

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