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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...

Digitimes Research: Sapphire 2-inch substrate prices to be around US$8/unit in 2013

May 9, 14:39

Over-investment has caused rising inventories in the sapphire industry. Although demand has been returning in the first-half of 2013, to reduce inventories, sapphire prices are unlikely...

Ledlink reports 43.34% gross margin in 1Q13

May 9, 13:54

Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker Ledlink reported first-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$227 million (US$7.7 million), down by 7.21% on quarter but up by 31.55% on year. The...

LED price drops ease in China

May 9, 12:26

China-based LED firms have slowed down the pace of price cuts as LED chipmakers face shrinking profit margins. Taiwan-based firms noted that China-based LED industry leader Sanan...

Edison Opto expanding capacity at China factory

May 8, 14:56

LED packaging house Edison Opto began to expand production capacity at its factory in Yangzhou, eastern China, by 40% in the first quarter of 2013, with the expansion to be completed...

Jason Wu, chairman of Edison Opto (right)

Ledlink starts production at factory in eastern China

May 8, 14:51

Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker Ledlink on May 7 began production at its new factory in Yangzhou, eastern China, and will expand injection molding capacity from 40 sets initially...

Telung Tang, CEO of Ledlink

LED upstream ingot output value may reach US$324 million in 2015, says Displaybank

May 7, 13:54

Output value in the LED upstream ingot segment is expected to reach US$324 million in 2015, according to market research institute Displaybank.

Lextar reports 1Q13 revenues with 22% sequential growth

May 7, 10:22

Taiwan-based LED firm Lextar reported first-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$2.888 billion (US$97 million), representing on-quarter growth of 22.5% and an on-year growth of...

Unity Opto sees April revenues increase 41% on year

May 7, 10:20

Unity Opto posted consolidated revenues of NT$695 million (US$23.4 million) for April, increasing by 6.85% on month and by 41.8% on year. The growth was due to increasing sales of...

Prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers may rise, say Taiwan makers

May 6, 16:14

While price drops of sapphire wafers slowed down significantly in the first quarter of 2013, prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers, which stand at US$6.8-7 currently, may rise, according...

Booming LED backlight demand to continue until November, say Taiwan LED makers

May 2, 19:39

Due to strong global demand for LCD TVs, demand for LED backlight units (BLUs) has become robust since the second quarter of 2013 and the booming demand is expected to persist until...

LED market oversupply may delay investment projects

May 2, 14:56

Rising demand for LED backlight and lighting products helped LED chipmakers see capacity utilization rates increase to 90% in the second quarter. Despite shortages of high-end products,...

Everlight hopes to expand share in China LED lighting market

Apr 29, 14:36

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight has own-brand LED lighting products and market observers believe the firm's 2013 LED lighting revenues may reach NT$2-3 billion (US$67-101...

Digitimes Research: LED TV to account for 100% of Samsung TV products in 2013

Apr 26, 15:47

LED TVs will account for 100% of Samsung and 90% of LG's TV products in 2013. Direct-lit LED TVs have lower production costs compared to side-lit LED TVs, which is beneficial in increasing...

Cree reports financial results for fiscal 3Q13

Apr 26, 14:46

US-based LED firm Cree reported US$348.9 million in revenues for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2013, ended March 31, 2013. The figure showed an on-quarter increase of 1% and...

Sapphire substrate prices may increase in 2Q13

Apr 25, 21:43

Sapphire substrate makers have noted that order visibility is clear to May due to expected demand growth in the LED backlighting and lighting markets. Market observers believe prices...

GaN and SiC Power IC market set to rise by factor of 18 from 2012 to 2022, says IHS

Apr 25, 20:46

The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to grow a factor of 18 during the next 10 years, energized by demand from...

Sapphire substrate market in oversupply

Apr 24, 14:58

The market of sapphire substrates, an upstream material for LEDs, has been in oversupply with prices falling. The prices are lower than the production costs of many firms. This has...

Taiwan LED firms eying Japan market in 2013

Apr 22, 15:53

Taiwan-based LED firms aim to expand share in the Japan market in 2013. Japan-based firms used to have strong competitive advantages due to patents. However, some of the lawsuits...

International brands lead LED light bulb price competition

Apr 22, 14:14

The global LED light bulb pricing has been falling in 2013 because some large-size industry leading brands have introduced low-price products. Market observers believe demand in the...

Global average prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs fall in March, says LEDinside

Apr 22, 10:50

The global average price of retrofit 40W LED light bulbs fell 3.9% on month in March, to US$17.10/unit. March global average pricing of retrofit 60W LED light bulbs fell 6.5% on month,...

Everlight optimistic about 2Q13

Apr 19, 10:31

Order visibility is clear to May and monthly revenues are expected to reach a record high in the second quarter, according to Pang-Yen Liu, general manager of Production Business...

China LED tube, light bulb penetration rate to exceed 15% in 2013

Apr 17, 22:14

Under the 12th Five-Year Plan, local governments in China continue to promote LED lighting. Due to lack of strong international sales in 2012, China-based LED lighting firms have...

LEDs to account for a quarter of global lighting market by 2016, says DisplaySearch

Apr 17, 13:55

Demand for LED lighting is growing rapidly thanks to significant expansion in manufacturing capacity, falling prices, environmental concerns, and government incentives. According...

China market: Veeco, Aixtron cut MOCVD prices by 30-40% due to competition from local makers

Apr 16, 21:42

MOVCD vendors US-based Veeco Instruments and Germany-based Aixtron SE have lowered quotes in the China market from about US$2 million to about US$1.4 million for a single-wafer MOCVD...

Taiwan LED firms report rising total March revenues

Apr 16, 12:18

LED firms that are listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) have reported total March revenues of NT$9.39 billion (US$313 million), up by 35.1% on month. These LED firms are expected...

Digitimes Research: March LED light bulb prices rise in Japan, fall in other markets

Apr 15, 11:44

The March average retail pricing of retrofit 40W and 60W LED light bulbs increased in Japan while other markets saw prices fall compared to February.

China LED firms may begin dumping in 3Q13

Apr 15, 11:41

LED makers have been seeing rising demand and capacity utilization rates in the second quarter of 2013. However, China-based makers noted that there is currently CNY5 billion (US$807...

Commentary: Sanan financial report scandal stirs subsidy controversy

Apr 15, 11:34

China-based LED industry leader Sanan Optoelectronics has been accused of falsifying financial reports, according to China-based media. This has sparked a debate concerning what critics...

Epistar to begin LED lighting filament volume production at end of 2Q13

Apr 11, 21:21

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar plans to introduce three major LED lighting products in 2013 including LED lighting filaments for which volume production is expected to begin at...

Epistar China joint ventures to expand capacities in 2013

Apr 10, 14:32

Demand for backlighting products for large-size TVs in China continues to rise, according to Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar. Lee added that the firm's joint venture for LED epitaxial...

Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar (right)

Epistar lands orders with shipments scheduled until May, says chairman

Apr 9, 20:32

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through the end of May and therefore expects consolidated revenues for the second quarter to...

I-Chiun sees March revenues increase 29% sequentially

Apr 9, 10:58

Taiwan-based LED lead frame maker I-Chiun Precision Industry has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$557 million (US$18.5 million), showing an on-month increase of 29.69% and...

Four LED makers see large sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 8, 22:41

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy and LED chip packagers Unity Opto Technology and Lextar Electronics had consolidated revenues for March...

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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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