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Demand for LED chipsets to increase to 1.4 billion in 2018, says DisplaySearch

Dec 25, 12:37

The demand for LED chipsets, primarily for the LED lighting market, is forecast to increase substantially through 2018. According to DisplaySearch, measured in standard units (500...

Lextar aims to ship over 40 million LED light bulbs in 2015

Dec 24, 22:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has received LED lighting orders with shipments scheduled through June 2015 and aims to ship...

GT Advanced Technologies to sell sapphire furnaces

Dec 24, 11:51

GT Advanced Technologies has announced that following the bankruptcy court's recent approval of its settlement agreement with Apple, GT is now pursuing ASF furnace opportunities for...

China government to end financial aids to LED makers

Dec 22, 11:15

China's State Council (central government) has ordered its subordinate agencies and local governments to stop offering subsidies and tax incentives for China-based LED epitaxial wafer...

Epistar expects December revenues to grow sequentially

Dec 16, 22:07

LED Epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects its consolidated revenues for December to increase significantly on month mainly due to orders from China-based LCD TV vendors with...

China-based San'an Optoelectronics to procure 50 MOCVD sets from Veeco

Dec 15, 22:07

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker San'an Optoelectronics has ordered 50 MOCVD sets worth US$134 million from US-based Veeco Instruments, with the equipment to be delivered...

Genesis Photonics expects 10-15% sequential drop in 4Q14 revenues

Dec 10, 21:28

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics expects consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 to decrease on quarter by 10-15% and sales for the first quarter...

Everlight, Epistar see sequential drops in November revenues

Dec 9, 21:52

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on December 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.744 billion (US$89.2 million) for November, decreasing on month by 2.21%...

Digitimes Research: Global MOCVD shipments in 2015 estimated at 252 sets

Dec 3, 22:18

Based on LED epitaxial wafer makers' capacity expansion plans, there will be 252 MOCVD sets shipped globally in 2015, growing 10.5% on year and consisting of 186 sets to be added...

YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

Dec 1, 10:18

YoungTek Electronics, which provides backend services for LED and IC testing and sorting, is expected to post an up to 10% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues due to a...

SemiLEDs reports fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2014 financial results

Nov 27, 15:58

SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, has announced its financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2014, ended August 31, 2014.

Epistar sees decreasing capacity utilization

Nov 26, 20:05

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has seen its overall capacity utilization drop from about 50% in October to below 50% in November and the utilization is expected to further...

LED lighting marks a new era: Q&A with Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL products marketing director, Dialog Semiconductor

Nov 26, 14:17

With the global LED lighting application market taking off, and business opportunities emerging fast, semiconductor firms, particularly LED driver IC vendors, around the globe have...

Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL product marketing director

China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014, says IHS

Nov 21, 10:38

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent US economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications in 2014,...

Falling LED bulb prices put pressure on LED driver IC firms

Nov 21, 10:34

Falling retail prices for LED light bulbs have put the LED driver IC market under pressure, according to industry sources. Some LED driver IC suppliers incapable of lowering their...

LED chip makers to see drops in 4Q14 shipments

Nov 19, 11:43

Due to inventory adjustments at lighting makers and weak demand for TV backlighting applications, LED chip makers are expected to suffer significant on-quarter decreases in shipments...

China-based San'an Optoelectronics to add 100 MOCVD equipment sets

Nov 17, 22:04

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker San'an Optoelectronics, due to subsidies of CNY1.0 billion (US$163 million) offered and orders worth CNY3.0 billion arranged from the...

Epistar adjusts swap ratio for Formosa Epitaxy stock

Nov 14, 14:40

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has adjusted the stock swap ratio from one Epistar share for 3.448 shares Formosa Epitaxy, originally determined in late June 2014, to one...

Lextar posts 3Q14 net EPS of NT$0.59

Nov 6, 11:45

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has released its third-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net profit of NT$309.3 million...

Taiwan makers tapping emerging markets of LED lighting

Nov 5, 11:14

Taiwan-based makers from the LED lighting sector have been tapping emerging markets, including Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia and Brazil, as they face fierce competition in North...

Contrel invests in PSS production using soft mask photolithography

Oct 31, 12:12

Contrel Technology, which makes TFT-LCD, PV and LED inspection and testing equipment, will invest in production of PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) using soft mask photolithography...

MOEA conditionally approves Sanan Optoelectronics stake in Epistar

Oct 29, 20:06

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on October 29 approved the conversion of China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics' 19.9% stake in Taiwan-based...

China LED makers cut prices, Taiwan makers to follow suit

Oct 28, 10:54

China-based LED makers' production capacity expansion in the first half of 2014 has since resulted in oversupply, forcing them to reduce quotes to compete for orders in the fourth...

Tera Xtal cancels plan to raise additional capital

Oct 20, 15:40

Sapphire wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology has cancelled a plan to issue 25 million new shares mainly due to large drops in its stock prices.

Taiwan, Japan LED makers to face price competition from China, says Nichia executive

Oct 17, 12:12

China-based LED makers have been rapidly developing their operating scale and technological capability and are expected to pose price pressure for Taiwan- and Japan-based makers in...

Nichia chief legal and intellectual property officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa

LED lighting demand weak in 4Q14

Oct 16, 15:10

Demand for LED lighting products for the fourth quarter will be weak as LED lighting vendors took deliveries in the second and third quarters for products to be launched in the fourth,...

Digitimes Research: GTAT woes disrupt sapphire industry

Oct 16, 11:14

GT Advanced Technologies' (GTAT) move to seek bankruptcy protection on October 6 came as a surprise to the IT industry especially because the maker was a major supplier of Apple for...

Lextar shareholders consent to Cree stake investment

Oct 14, 15:09

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on October 14 held a shareholders meeting to approve an investment of US$83 million by US-based...

Tera Xtal wages patent infringement war

Oct 13, 14:33

Sapphire ingot maker Tera Xtal Technology has filed with Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court a charge against Apple Asia, Apple's subsidiary based in Hong Kong, and Taiwan-based...

GTAT financial woes likely stem from low yield rates, say Taiwan makers

Oct 9, 11:07

US-based sapphire ingot producer GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has applied for bankruptcy protection possibly because its HEM technology-based ingot growing process has seen much...

Epistar September revenues down sequentially

Oct 8, 20:40

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on October 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.269 billion (US$75.0 million) for September, decreasing 11.89% on month but increasing...

Cree investment is good for Taiwan LED development: Q&A with Lextar chairman David Su

Oct 8, 12:35

US-based Cree will invest US$83 million to take a 13.32% stake in Taiwan-based Lextar Electronics, which provides LED epitaxial wafers and chips, as well as packaging services, as...

Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su

Tyntek to downsize capital by 33.73%

Stockwatch - Sep 22, 10:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Tyntek will reduce its paid-in capital by 33.73% from NT$3.61 billion (US$120 million) to NT$1.218 billion to cover cumulative losses and improve...

Everlight Electronics August revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 15:24

The largest LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.859 billion (US$95.3 million) for August 2014, its highest monthly figure on...

Digitimes Research: US$30 to be competitive price for 5.5-inch sapphire covers to be adopted by smartphone vendors other than Apple in 2015

Sep 5, 15:39

Whether major smartphone vendors follow Apple to adopt sapphire-screen covers will hinge on cost, and US$30 for a 5.5-inch sapphire-cover will be a competitive price in 2015, according...

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    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    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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    Lextar to debut latest plug-in COB

    Taiwan-based LED firm Lextar has announced its latest plug-in COB, Core series. Lextar will formally unveil the new product from June 9-12 at the 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting...

    Photo: Company, Jun 4.

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    2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show: Edison Opto's cafe booth

    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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    2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show: Delta LED light bulbs

    Taiwan-based Delta Electronics showcased at the 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show from March 26-29 many of its LED products, such as 8-10W LED light bulbs. The firm also showcased...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Apr 8.

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    2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show: Delta Electronics

    Taiwan-based Delta Electronics participated in the 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show from March 26-29, 2013. The firm showcased various applications of LED lighting including...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Apr 8.

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    When the economic recession hit at the end of 2008, the LCD TV market seemed to be heading toward a doomsday scenario in 2009; however, demand turned out to be surprisingly strong.

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