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LED firms report disappointing third quarter revenues

Oct 11, 15:39

Several Taiwan-based LED firms have reported falling September and third-quarter revenues showing the low season in the LED industry in the third quarter.

Everlight reports 2H11 EPS of NT$2.12

Aug 29, 15:03

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight has reported EPS of NT$2.12 (US$0.07) for the first half of 2011. Gross margin in the second quarter was 22.85% with EPS reaching NT$1.03,...

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

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...

LED lighting prices dropping rapidly due to increased competition

Jul 5, 01:05

A large influx of LED firms has been causing the industry to compete by lowering prices. The magnitude of price falls in the first half of 2011 has reached the level of the total...

Fire breaks out at Formosa Epitaxy plant

Jun 29, 16:05

A fire broke out at an LED chip plant operated by Formosa Epitaxy in Taiwan on June 28. According to Formosa Epitaxy, the fire was put out quickly and no injuries were reported.

Canyang Optoelectronics obtains US$50 million joint lending

Jun 24, 15:19

Jiangsu Canyang Optoelectronics, a maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips established in eastern China by Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy on a joint venture basis, has signed with four...

Formosa Epitaxy to gain more distribution channels in China

Jun 22, 10:37

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI) has announced the signing of a strategic agent distribution agreement with World Peace Industrial Group to facilitate its LED lighting...

Formosa Epitaxy to sign with China LED lighting sales agent

Jun 20, 10:56

Formosa Epitaxy, a Taiwan-based maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, will soon sign with a China-based sales agent and retail chain of LED lighting products through arrangement...

Formosa Epitaxy expects 20% sequential growth in 3Q11 revenues

Jun 17, 10:30

LED chip maker Formosa Epitaxy expects demand for LED backlight and lighting to increase in the third quarter and therefore its corresponding revenues to grow by 20% on quarter, according...

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...

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...

China market: Samsung aims to be largest vendor of LED lighting in 2013

May 20, 10:37

Samsung Electronics has been extending its LED production from backlights to lighting applications with China being the major market, and will shift production of LED lighting products...

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,...

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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...

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...

50% of penetration for LED TV in 2011, says AUO executive VP

Apr 28, 16:10

Despite the weak demand on the consumer end causing doubts in the growth of LED-backlit LCD TVs, the growth of CCFL models in the market is still curbed, according to Paul Peng, executive...

Formosa Epitaxy not optimistic about 2Q11 demand for LED TV BLUs, says chairman

Apr 20, 11:15

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy does not expect demand for LED TV backlight units (BLUs) to rebound until the end of this quarter or early next quarter although...

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...

Formosa posts net lost of NT$1 million for 4Q10

Mar 29, 01:45

LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy has announced revenues of NT$1.1 billion (US$37.33 million) for the fourth quarter of 2010, an decrease of 23% sequentially. Net loss for the quarter...

Formosa Epitaxy expects Mitsui partnership to contribute to revenues in 2Q11

Mar 21, 15:39

After LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy brought in strategic investor Japan-based Mitsui in 2010, the Taiwan-based company has moved from upstream chip production to LED lighting assembly,...

Formosa Epitaxy sees flat revenues in February

Mar 10, 01:50

LED epitaxial wafer maker Formosa Epitaxy saw its revenues stay flat at NT$350 million (US$12.05 million) in February compared to the previous month but up 64.65% from a year earlier...

Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy to delay MOCVD establishment in 2H11 if China ends subsidies

Feb 22, 01:20

Formosa Epitaxy, a Taiwan-based maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, plans to install 11 sets of MOCVD sets at its subsidiary in Yangzhou City, eastern China, in the first half...

Formosa December revenues down, Genesis up

Jan 11, 15:31

LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy saw its December revenues decrease by 25% sequentially, while fellow chipmaker Genesis Photonics' December revenues increased slightly by 0.5% over the...

Formosa attracts Mitsui to become its largest shareholder through private placement

Dec 28, 02:05

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy has announced that Japan-based Mitsui & Co will become its largest shareholder with a 15% stake through private placement.

China LED makers to install more MOCVD equipment in 2011

Dec 23, 01:20

China's LED industry is expected to install 700-800 units of MOCVD equipment in 2011 compared to 330 units installed in 2010, a trend which is likely to enable China's LED industry...

LED chip demand for TV backlight to return to 1H10 level in Feb 2011, says Formosa Epitaxy

Dec 20, 15:30

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy expects LED chip demand to return to the levels of the first half of 2010 in February and March of 2011, and volume shipments for applications...

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...

Bluestone files patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan and Japan LED players

Dec 15, 11:34

Patent licensing company Bluestone Innovations has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan-based LED chip maker Huga Optotech, according to Huga. Industry sources indicated...

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.

LED companies Formosa Epitaxy and Unity Opto increase shipments proportion to China

Nov 30, 11:33

With South Korea TV vendors raising their own LED capacity, orders to Taiwan-based suppliers are expected to see flat growth to merely a slight hike, and hence, LED chip maker Formosa...

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...

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