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  • Last update: Tuesday 26 May 2015 [1432 news items]

Prices declining for 4-inch PSS

May 26, 22:05

Prices for a 4-inch PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) have fallen from US$50 in the first quarter of 2014 to US$40-42 in the first quarter of 2015 and further to US$38-39 currently...

Crystal Applied Technology unveils sapphire substrate plant in Taiwan

May 22, 10:32

Sapphire substrate maker Crystal Applied Technology (CAT) on May 21 inaugurated a new factory with a monthly production capacity of 300,000 substrates in northern Taiwan, according...

Digitimes Research: US, Japan firms dominate UA LED

May 20, 11:46

Leading companies developing UV (ultraviolet)-A LEDs include Japan-based Nichia and Nitride Semiconductors, South Korea-based LG Innotek and US-based Lumileds Holding. Japan-based...

Everlight Electronics tops LED makers in 1Q15 net EPS

May 20, 11:39

Everlight Electronics, among eight major Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers as well as LED packaging service providers, recorded the highest net EPS of NT$1.31 (US$0.0416)...

Epistar to merge with subsidiary Chip Star

May 8, 14:44

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced it will merge with its subsidiary Chip Star. Episits currently holds a 97.95% stake in Chip Star and will acquire the remaining...

Everlight wins against Nichia in US patent infringement suit

Apr 27, 15:01

In April 2012, Everlight Electronics filed for declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of Nichia's US patents related to white LEDs, including US Patent Nos. 5998925...

EU postponement of energy-inefficient halogen bulbs ban until September 2018 to have varying results, says IHS

Apr 24, 10:35

The European Commission has voted to postpone the ban on energy-inefficient halogen bulbs until September 2018. The ban was originally planned for September 2016, as part of the wider...

Osram to transfer general lighting lamps business into independent legal structure

Apr 24, 10:30

Based on its discussions held on April 15, 2015, the Managing Board of Osram Licht AG intends to transfer the general lighting lamps business to an independent structure. This business...

2nd-tier China LED makers may start price-cut competition

Apr 22, 14:16

As Taiwan-based LED chip makers have taken technological lead in producing flip chips for use in direct-type backlighting of LCD TVs and global demand for LED chips used in conventional...

Rigidtech expanding PSS capacity in China

Apr 16, 10:22

PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) maker Rigidtech Microelectronics is setting up a factory in eastern China with initial monthly capacity of 100,000 PSS and volume production there...

GaN-on-GaN in potential use for lighting, says Nobel laureate

Apr 14, 12:06

GaN-on-GaN technology can be used to grow blue-light laser as a source of lighting with luminous efficiency of 220lm/W, said 2014 Nobel laureate in physics Shuji Nakamura in a speech...

2014 Nobel laureate in physics Shuji Nakamura

Tyntek 1Q15 gross margin hits 10-year high

Apr 14, 11:53

LED chip maker Tyntek has reported gross margin of 21.8% for the first quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level in the past 10 years.

Digitimes Research: Philips makes wise move selling Lumileds stake

Apr 14, 11:49

Philips originally planned to spin off its wholly-owned subsidiary Lumileds and automobile lighting business to make them an independent company by the end of the first half 2015...

Scientech March sales soar

Apr 13, 22:11

Scientech has reported March consolidated revenues increased 69.3% sequentially to NT$313 million (US$10 million).

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 10, 10:36

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's March consolidated revenues of NT$2.365 billion (US$75.3 million) increased 26.87% on month but decreased 0.19% on year, while LED packaging...

Lite-On Technology sees revenues stay flat on year in March

Apr 8, 21:50

Lite-On Technology has reported revenues of NT$18.19 billion (US$585.73 million) for March, up 26% sequentially and unchanged from a year earlier. Revenues for the first quarter of...

Lextar sees increased March revenues

Apr 8, 11:35

LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.178 billion (US$37.4 million) for March, increasing 11.78% sequentially and 4.92% on year, and its January-March...

220 GaN MOCVD reactors to be installed in 2015, says IHS

Apr 1, 10:54

Due to the major aggressive expansion plans of some China-based LED companies, IHS forecasts that 220 gallium nitride (GaN) reactors will be installed in 2015. This new capacity expansion...

Niching 2014 profits hit 3-year high

Mar 31, 10:41

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has posted net profits of NT$61.37 million (US$1.96 million) in 2014, up 116% on year and hitting a 3-year high. The...

Epistar to start production of integrated power drivers based on Si substrates

Mar 30, 22:05

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has developed silicon substrate applications for integrating power drivers on single-chip devices, with volumes of such devices being 75%...

China-based MLS expects 2015 LED lighting revenues from US to hike 5-10 fold

Mar 30, 10:58

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has extended production to own-brand LED lighting and began to sell LED light bulbs and tubes in the US market in 2014, and expects...

Sapphire makers seeing strong orders in March

Mar 27, 15:17

Patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) maker Rigidtech Microelectronics is seeing strong orders in March and expects continued growth into April, with 4-inch units expected to be at the...

LED light bulb prices to fall to US$5 in 2015, says Epistar chairman

Mar 26, 15:07

The lowest price for an LED light bulb will drop from US$8 in 2014 to US$5 in 2015 and ex-factory prices will slip to US$2-3 in 2015, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based...

Taiwan International Lighting Show begins

Mar 25, 15:42

The 2015 Taiwan International Lighting Show and LED Taiwan both started today (March 25) in Taipei, with 337 exhibitors from 10 countries to use 898 booths, according to the government-sponsored...

LED makers optimistic about WCG development in 2015

Mar 24, 16:06

As the LED backlighting market is reaching saturation, makers are looking to tackle orders for high-end, higher resolution devices such as Ultra HD (4K) TVs to secure performance...

Taiwan LED makers ask for PSS price cuts

Mar 23, 21:57

As PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) makers have been expanding production capacities, PSS supply has significantly increased and therefore Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip...

Taiwan panel makers concerned about water restrictions

Mar 20, 12:12

Panel makers in Taiwan are calling on the Taiwan government to loosen restrictions on new policies geared toward reducing water supply out of concern that operations will be affect...

Lextar, Everlight see increasing capacity utilization

Mar 20, 10:35

Lextar Electronics and Everlight Electronics have seen utilization rates rise to 80% and expect the rates to further rise to 100% and 85%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2015...

Everlight not considering merger with Edison, says chairman

Mar 18, 15:06

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is not considering a merger with Taiwan-based Edison Opto in order to expand LED packaging capacity, according to Everlight chairman...

China sapphire makers Biel crystal, Lens Technology expand capacities

Mar 17, 10:50

China-based sapphire makers Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology, in view of growing adoption of sapphire optical applications in wearable devices and smartphones, have expanded...

Crystalwise reports net profit for 2014

Newswatch - Mar 13, 12:27

Sapphire substrate and PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) maker Crystalwise Technology has reported record net profit of NT$42.3 million (US$1.34 million) for 2014 after consecutive...

Epistar acquires GaN-on-Si technology from Allos

Mar 13, 10:37

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced is has received a license for GaN-on-Si technology from Germany-based Allos Semiconductors and the two firms...

Nichia to launch E-LEDS in October 2015

Mar 12, 15:27

Japan-based Nichia has finished development of E-LEDS, flip-chip LED chips made using internally-developed special materials, and will launch it in October 2015, with the product...

Taiwan LED makers to adopt 6-inch sapphire wafers

Mar 10, 22:36

As prices for 6-inch sapphire wafers are on the decline and China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are increasing their use of 4-inch sapphire wafers, Taiwan-based LED makers...

Lite-On Technology revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 14:56

Lite-On Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.383 billion (US$455.85 million) for February 2015, representing a 24.2% drop on month and 6.54% drop on...

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    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    Taiwan-based Edison Opto showcased its LED lighting products at the 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show in late March. To showcase its various LED lighting designs, Edison Opto's...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Apr 8.

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