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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.

Epistar and Toyoda Gosei sign cross license agreement on LED-related patents

Sep 16, 15:09

Epistar and Toyoda Gosei have entered a cross license agreement, allowing the companies and their subsidiaries the use of each other's patents for specific technologies in Group III-V...

Epistar sees modest August revenue growth, Tekcore and Huga posts slight declines

Sep 9, 11:42

LED chipmaker Epistar has reported NT$1.935 billion (US$60.649 million) in August revenues, up 1.7% sequentially and 55% on year. The weak growth is mainly due to a slowdown in demand...

Epistar takes three seats on Huga board

Sep 7, 13:48

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Huga Optotech has re-elected the members of its board with fellow chipmaker Epistar taking three seats. Epistar is Huga's largest shareholder with a 46%...

Epistar expects 35% in 3Q10 gross margin

Sep 6, 10:56

Although Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar will adjust its shipment mix in the wake of a demand slowdown from the LED-backlit TV segment, the company's internal target for third-quarter...

Epistar, Lextar see sequential hike in 2Q10 gross margin

Aug 24, 15:48

In the first half of 2010, LED chipmaker Lextar Electronics posted consolidated revenues of NT$3.691 billion (US$115.474 million), gross margin of 25.95% and after-tax profit of NT$613...

Epistar posts NT$1.902 billion in July revenues

Aug 16, 12:46

LED chipmaker Epistar reported NT$1.902 billion (US$59.539 million) in July revenues, rising by 2.75% on month and NT$57.34% on year to set a sales record for the fifth straight month...

Epistar, Everlight participate in Huga Optotech fund raising

Jul 27, 14:01

Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar and LED packaging house Everlight Electronics will respectively subscribe to 49.61 million and 18.09 million new shares at NT$30 per unit to be...

FTC approves Epistar and Huga alliance

Jul 8, 12:31

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved plans for Epistar to acquire a 47.9% stake in Huga Optotech via a stock swap and participation in a private fund raiser.

Taiwan LED players post strong June sales, annual revenue growth of 30-50% expected, says Epistar chairman

Jul 7, 14:44

Revenues of Taiwan LED companies will enjoy growth of 30-50% in 2010, according to chairman of LED chipmaker Epistar Lee Biing-jye, who noted that gross margin could contract with...

Taiwan's LED industry needs to integrate to compete globally: Q&A with Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye

Jun 30, 16:37

Beginning in 2009, the LED industry saw aggressive capacity expansion and a series of strategic alliances, and Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar has been one of the most active....

Lee Biing-jye, chairman of LED chipmaker Epistar

Epistar and Delta to join forces in LED lighting, sources say

Jun 28, 12:23

LED chipmaker Epistar is in talks with Delta Electronics about a strategic alliance that will involve product development and establishment of a LED chip production facility in China,...

Everlight, Epistar and TPV to form LED packaging JV in China

Jun 17, 11:57

LED chipmaker and packager Everlight Electronics will establish a joint venture with Epistar and TPV Technology in Fuzhou City in China's Fujian Province for LED chip packaging and...

Epistar, Unity Opto hit record revenues in May

Jun 8, 16:17

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar and LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology generated record revenues of NT$1.75 billion (US$54 million) and NT$701.67 million, respectively,...

FATC lands LED-backend orders from Epistar, says paper

Newswatch - May 31, 14:44

Memory backend specialist Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC), which in late 2008 stepped into production for LED chips, has secured orders from Epistar, according to the Chinese-language...

GaAs foundry Win Semi to join Epistar-Huga partnership

May 31, 14:15

GaAs foundry house Win Semiconductors plans to join the planned strategic cooperation between two Taiwan-based LED chipmakers, Epistar and Huga Optotech, according to the company.

LED chipmaker Epistar inks strategic alliance with Huga

May 31, 14:11

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar has announced a plan to form a strategic alliance with fellow maker Huga Optotech, looking to take a 47.88% stake in Huga to become its largest...

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