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Epistar to issue 250 million new shares for private placement

Jun 17, 13:45

LED chipmaker Epistar plans to issue 250 millionn new shares for private placement. The firm has also decided to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$0.536 (US$0.018).

Unity Opto profits double in 2012

Jun 17, 10:45

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto has reported 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$7.74 billion (US$259 million), showing a sequential increase of 33%, and net profits went...

LED packaging houses face rising technological challenge

Jun 17, 10:33

South Korea-based TV makers hope to further reduce the cost of direct-lit LED TVs by using fewer LED chips in backlight modules, hence the firms hope LED packaging houses can increase...

LED lighting, 3D printing to light up Photonics Festival Taiwan 2013

Jun 14, 10:31

The Photonics Festival in Taiwan will be held at Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei from June 18-20. The exhibition features 649 firms and 1,502 booths. Bio-medical optics technology,...

Edison Opto 2013 capex to exceed NT$400 million

Jun 13, 20:44

LED lighting demand has been rising and Taiwan-based LED packaging house Edison Opto noted that 2013 capex will reach NT$400-500 million (US$13-16 million).

Panasonic to expand interior lighting business in Asia

Jun 11, 11:57

Japan-based Panasonic has announced a full-scale expansion of its interior lighting business into Asia, as part of the firm's drive to increase overseas sales of such products. Starting...

Genesis Photonics to focus marketing on Match LED in 2013

Jun 11, 11:55

Due to rising competition in the LED lighting market, Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Genesis Photonics has been aggressive in vertical integration from LED chips to system products. The...

Commentary: Rising LED light bulb demand will not ease oversupply

Jun 10, 14:50

Pricing is an important factor in the commercialization of LED lighting. To stimulate demand, LED light bulb firms have been introducing low-price products.

Lite-On Technology reports May consolidated revenues of NT$16 billion

Jun 10, 14:29

Lite-On Technology has announced May consolidated revenues of the parent company and its subsidiaries of NT$16.49 billion (US$553 million), showing a sequential growth of 1%. Consolidated...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan MOCVD capacity to account for 28% of global total in 2013

Jun 10, 12:18

Global MOCVD equipment capacity is still in oversupply while prices of LED light bulbs continue to fall. Among all global operational MOCVD tools, Taiwan-based makers account for...

Taiwan LED firms showcase products at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2013

Jun 10, 11:21

Taiwan-based LED firms such as Lextar, Epistar, Everlight, Genesis Photonics, TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL), and Edison Opto are currently participating in the Guangzhou International...

Epistar May revenues reach record high

Jun 6, 20:23

LED chipmaker Epistar has reported May revenues of NT$2.223 billion (US$74 million), showing an on-month increase of 15.8% and an on-year increase of 19.42%. The figure was also a...

Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar

Digitimes Research: May LED light bulb prices fall in Japan

Jun 6, 15:14

In May, prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were on average JPY1,719/unit (US$17.32/unit) and JPY2,350/unit, respectively. May prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED...

Taiwan LED firms expect rising revenues

Jun 6, 13:45

Global demand for LED backlighting and lighting products has been increasing and due to the traditional boom season, Taiwan-based LED firms such as Everlight and Ledlink have reported...

Patent infringement lawsuit with Ledray does not affect operations, says Ledlink

Jun 3, 20:13

Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker Ledlink recently lost a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Taiwan-based LED heatsink maker Ledray, but the firm has stated that the case is not...

Telung Tang, CEO of Ledlink

LED lighting demand to rise in 2H13, says Epistar

Jun 3, 14:33

Demand for LED backlighting rebounded in the first half of 2013, but firms expect demand to slow down after mid-June because China's energy-saving appliance procurement subsidy program...

Epistar

Sapphire substrate firms hope to increase PSS prices

May 30, 21:12

Prices of sapphire ingots have been increasing causing substrate makers to plan a price hike on patterned sapphire substrates (PSSs). Some firms have been adjusting prices since the...

Edison Opto enters LED TV backlight market

May 30, 13:47

Taiwan-based high-power LED packaging house Edison Opto plans to provide products for TV backlight applications in 2013. According to industry sources, Edison Opto's TV backlighting...

LED driver IC vendors look to strong revenue growth in 2Q13

May 28, 16:13

Some Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been ramping their shipments of LED driver ICs to China thanks to the fledging LED lighting industry in the country and growing demand for LED...

Digitimes Research: Seoul Semiconductor may see 2013 revenues up 40.3% on year

May 24, 11:26

Revenues for South Korea-based LED firms have been rising due to the introduction of affordable LED direct-type TVs and lighting products since 2012. Digitimes Research expects strong...

Lextar expected to see 2Q13 gross margin rise to 13-14%

May 21, 19:55

Lextar Electronics is expected to see gross margin rise from 6.82% for the first quarter of 2013 to 13-14% for the second due to growing orders for LED backlight units used in TV,...

LED maker Epistar expects more revenues from lighting applications in 3Q13

May 21, 11:35

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects LED applications to account for 30% of total revenues in third-quarter 2013, up from the current 20-25%, due to increasing demand...

Revenues for drivers in LED general lighting applications to triple, says IMS Research

May 21, 10:42

Global revenues for LED driver ICs used in general lighting applications will more than triple from 2012 to 2015, as the market for solid-state illumination booms, according to IMS...

LED firms to lower prices through improved technology

May 20, 13:54

International LED firms such as Cree and Osram have introduced LED light bulbs priced below US$10/unit and EUR10/unit (US$12.83/unit), and price competition is expected to heat up...

Commentary: High-end LED lighting in demand

May 20, 12:31

Apart from gradually replacing traditional lighting, LED lighting is targeting the high-end market with more value-added products. In addition, commercialization of OLED lighting...

Taiwan LED firms to attend Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2013

May 17, 11:24

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2013 will be held in China from June 9-12. As China is one of the major LED lighting markets in the world, Taiwan-based firms such...

LED lighting

LED plant factory market to reach US$1.2 billion in 2013, says PIDA

May 16, 14:15

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for LED lighting for plant factories is estimated at 27% from 2011-2018, according to Taiwan's Photonic Industry and Technology Development...

New generation iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for home button

May 15, 21:46

Market rumors that the new generation of Apple's iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for the home button have been circulating and Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal...

Ledlink to begin LED lighting shell volume production in May-June

May 15, 14:30

Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker, Ledlink Optics, saw its first-quarter gross margin fall to 43%. According to Telung Tang, CEO of Ledlink, performance in the second quarter is...

Telung Tang, CEO of Ledlink

Sanan suspends fund-raising plan

May 13, 11:56

China-based LED chipmaker Sanan Optoelectronics has reportedly halted the second-phase construction of its plant in Wuhu, China, following a company annoucement that it has suspended...

China LED firm NVC bans distributors from selling Everlight products, say reports

May 13, 10:50

China-based LED lighting firm NVC Lighting Technology has reportedly banned cooperating local distributors from displaying and selling LED products from Taiwan-based LED packaging...

Unity Opto sees 1Q13 revenues up 88% on year

May 13, 10:26

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto has announced first-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$1.79 billion (US$59 million), representing an on-year increase of 75.6%. Net...

Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April

May 10, 15:56

April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month decrease of 4% and 12.5%,...

Lite-On Technology adjusts merger plans

May 10, 10:38

Lite-On Technology has announced adjustments to its planned merger with Lite-On IT. As of May 7, 2013, Lite-On Technology has obtained 93.76% of Lite-On IT shares. According to regulations,...

Everlight, Edison Opto see rising April revenues

May 9, 21:24

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics has reported April consolidated revenues of NT$1.935 billion (US$65 million), representing an on-month growth of 4.48% and an...

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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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