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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,...


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...

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,...

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.

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