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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...

Epistar reportedly to acquire Tekcore

Oct 22, 01:50

LED chipmaker Epistar is reportedly to acquire fellow chipmaker Tekcore at NT$45 (US$1.46) per share to take control in Tekcore's operations.

Epistar 3Q10 gross margin falls 3 percentage points sequentially

Oct 19, 01:40

With cost of materials such as sapphire substrates on the rise, LED chip maker Epistar's gross margin is projected to fall from 38.9% in the second quarter to 36% in the third quarter,...

Epistar clarifies LED company report

Oct 6, 01:55

Epistar has clarified several points in a Digitimes article published on October 5 regarding the company's plan to set up an LED lighting company in Xiamen, China.

Epistar board passes plans to set up LED lighting company in Xiamen, China

Oct 5, 15:04

Epistar's board of directors on October 4 approved plans to invest a maximum of US$70 million to establish a LED lighting company in Xiamen of China's Fujian Province. The Taiwan-based...

LED chipmakers expect September revenues to fall further

Oct 4, 12:07

LED chipmakers including Epistar, Formosa Epitaxy and Tekcore expect revenues in September to continue to drop amid dropping demand for TV backlighting, and gross margins for the...

TPV may cooperate with Epistar for LED production plant in China

Sep 29, 01:45

Hong Kong-listed TPV Technology will reportedly work with Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar to set up an LED epitaxy wafer production plant in China in order to secure LED supply...

Toyoda, Epistar joint venture enters LED market with better pricing advantage

Sep 23, 16:39

TE Opto, the new joint venture between Toyoda Gosei and Epistar will be able to provide LED chips without worrying about patent infringement issues due to patent support from Toyoda,...

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar to set up joint venture in Taiwan

Sep 23, 15:55

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar and Twin Hill have agreed to set up a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market LEDs.

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