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Taiwan LED chipmakers unlikely to return to profitability in 2012

Dec 12, 21:53

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers have been trying to return to profitability but due to continuous price falls, it has been difficult. Market observers believe LED chipmakers such as Epistar,...

Formosa Epitaxy, CWT, CAT post mixed sequential growth in November revenues

Dec 10, 22:20

Formosa Epitaxy, a Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, Crystalwise Technology (CWT) and Crystal Applied Technology (CAT), two Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers, saw...

Digitimes Research: Sanan-Formosa Epitaxy cooperation to benefit both firms

Nov 15, 15:31

China-based Sanan Optoelectronics recently announced it was buying up shares of Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy. Cooperation between the two firms can achieve benefits such as economies...

Some Taiwan makers hold negative views on China-based Sanan investment in Formosa Epitaxy

Nov 14, 13:50

In response to China-based LED maker Sanan Optoelectronics' investment of NT$2.35 billion (US$80.4 million) in Formosa Epitaxy, some players in Taiwan's LED supply chain have expressed...

China-based Sanan Optoelectronics to invest in Taiwan LED maker Formosa Epitaxy

Nov 12, 21:38

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy on November 12 announced the issuance of up to 120 million new shares specifically for private placement, with China-based...

China-based Sanan Optoelectronics poses threat to Taiwan-based LED chipmakers

Oct 31, 14:25

China-based LED chipmaker Sanan Optoelectronics has been quickly upgrading its technology through recruiting experts from Taiwan-based makers and expanding production capacity. Sanan...

Demand for backlights strong, lighting to see significant growth in 2013, say LED makers

Oct 17, 12:08

Orders of LED backlight products will likely be strong throughout October-November. Although growth of LED lighting has been slowing down, LED firms are optimistic that the LED lighting...

Commentary: The pros and cons of China firms investing in Taiwan LED industry

Oct 16, 16:21

Taiwan's government plans to raise the cap on China-based firms investing in Taiwan's LED industry. Some Taiwan-based LED firms welcome the opportunity to work with China-based peers...

China first LED lighting subsidy to reach CNY2 billion

Oct 11, 21:32

The list of firms that have been chosen in China's first round of LED lighting subsidies has been announced. Market observers believe the 39 firms will obtain a total subsidy for...

Epistar, Everlight see sequential drops in September revenues

Oct 9, 10:36

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had September revenues of NT$1.616 billion (US$54.7 million), representing a decrease on month of 6.09%, while LED packaging...

Everlight, Epistar conservative about investments from China

Sep 24, 14:58

Taiwan's Executive Yuan has been discussing the possibility of increasing the investment limit of China-based funds to Taiwan's LED industry. According to Robert Yeh, chairman of...

Backlight demand for large-size products continues to be strong, says Epistar

Sep 19, 15:37

Starting September 2012, demand for AlGaInP LED has been weakening, according to LED chipmaker Epistar. Nevertheless, the firm added, demand for backlight applications is still strong,...

Taiwan LED firms hope to install LED lighting in northeast China

Sep 13, 01:30

Taiwan-based LED firms such as Epistar, Formosa Epitaxy, Delta Electronics, Leotek, and Harvatek are heading to Harbin, a northeastern city in China to discuss the possibility of...

Formosa Epitaxy may enlist China investors

Sep 10, 11:52

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy will continue expanding capacity, according to company chairman Frank Chien. The firm has been considering the possibility of enlisting...

Unity Opto, Formosa Epitaxy see August revenues up on-month

Sep 6, 01:30

Taiwan-based LED firms have reported mixed August revenues. Firms such as Unity Opto, Formosa Epitaxy and I-Chiun Precision Industry reported August revenues saw both on-month and...

Formosa Epitaxy, Unity Opto post mixed results for 2Q12

Aug 30, 11:30

LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy and LED packaging firm Unity Opto Technology have announced mixed results for the second quarter of 2012. Formosa Epitaxy posted net losses of NT$80...

Formosa Epitaxy, Unity Opto to post strong revenue growth in 3Q12

Aug 24, 01:35

LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy and LED packaging company Unity Opto Technology have both piled up a backlog of orders for the third quarter of 2012, ensuring that the two firms will...

BOE eyes team up with Formosa Epitaxy, Unity Opto to set up LED epitaxial wafer plant

Aug 17, 11:27

China-based LED firms have been producing low-priced LED chips causing oversupply in the upstream LED chip segment to continue. China-based panel maker BOE recently announced plans...

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers plan to expand capacity

Aug 2, 01:40

Upstream LED chipmakers have been operating close to full capacity. To meet demand, LED chipmakers such as Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy are planning to expand capacity. Nevertheless,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LED chipmakers to see lighting applications account for 30% of 2012 revenues

Jul 30, 10:56

Second-quarter 2012 revenues of Taiwan-based LED chipmakers climbed out of the trough with capacity utilization rates rising to 80-90%. The firms believe third-quarter 2012 capacity...

LED lighting

Taiwan market: Demand for LED bulbs to top 1.5 million units in 2012

Jul 27, 11:04

Demand for LED light bulbs has been rising fast in 2012 but some labels have been exaggerating their quality. According to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), 20%...

LED light bulbs

Taiwan LED firms indicate mixed 3Q12 forecasts

Jul 19, 01:30

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar is conservative about third-quarter 2012 market conditions. Despite having clear order visibility for August, September continues to be unclear,...


Formosa Epitaxy sees order visibility extend to November

Jun 21, 14:12

LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy has seen its order visibility extend to November and is currently in talks for new orders for LED backlighting and lighting products with 10 potential...

Frank Chien, chairman of Formosa Epitaxy

LED industry predicts revenue growth for 2Q12

May 30, 01:20

Downstream LED packaging houses have been operating with capacity utilization rates of 70-80%. In particular, Unity Opto indicated order visibility is clear through June and predicted...


Taiwan Market: LED light bulb ex-factory price drops to US$1/W

May 16, 01:35

The ex-factory price of LED light bulbs has been falling to US$1/W, according to Jason Wu, chairman of Taiwan-based high-power LED packaging firm Edison Opto. A continuous fall in...

LED lighting

Taiwan plans to switch 815,000 street lamps to LED before end of 2018

Apr 18, 14:05

Following the recent announcement of electricity price hikes, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has said it will replace 326,000 street lamps with LED lights in three years,...

LED street lamp

Genesis Photonics, Formosa Epitaxy report heavy losses for 4Q11

Mar 30, 16:42

LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy both have reported losses for the fourth quarter of 2011, resulting in a nearly 50% on-year decline in profits for Genesis in...

Formosa Epitaxy to expand MOCVD capacity in 2012

Mar 27, 01:25

Taiwan-based LED chip maker Formosa Epitaxy, in view of increasing demand for LED chips used in backlight units of LCD TV panels and lighting products, will expand its production...

Taiwan LED chipmakers expect 1Q12 LED TV backlight shipments to rise

Feb 1, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy indicate that capacity utilization rates in first-quarter 2012 should be able to reach around 70-80%. In addition,...


LED chipmakers and packaging firms suffer revenue declines in December

Jan 10, 15:58

Affected by seasonal factors, most Taiwan-based LED chipmakers and LED packaging companies have posted declines in revenues for December, with the setbacks suffered by upstream chipmakers...

Taiwan market: Government allocates NT$2 billion for LED street lamps

Jan 9, 15:13

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) plans to have a budget up to NT$2 billion (US$66 million) to switch 326,000 units of street lamps into LED lightings. Many LED firms hope...

LED street lamps

LED lighting makers eyeing agricultural sector

Jan 4, 15:09

Low demand for LED TV backlight units (BLUs) has been causing LED firms to seek markets elsewhere. Some Taiwan-based LED firms have been trying to enter the agricultural sector by...

Low revenues in LED chipmakers to continue throughout 1Q12

Jan 2, 14:13

Industry sources believe Taiwan LED revenues decreased 5-10% on-month in Decmeber due to the traditional low season. In addition, January 2012 revenues are likely to show another...

LED lighting

Epileds, Formosa Epitaxy report falling November revenues

Dec 13, 01:35

The LED industry continues to feel low demand in fourth-quarter 2011. Despite there being some urgent orders for backlight products, the price drops and high inventory will likely...

Downstream LED firms outperform upstream peers in 3Q11

Nov 1, 01:05

Taiwan-based LED firms have been reporting third quarter revenues. Upstream LED chipmakers such as Formosa Epitaxy and Huga reported third quarter earnings per share (EPS) of negative...

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