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Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2013 LED chip output value to reach over US$1.8 billion

Jul 10, 11:58

Taiwan-based LED chip makers will generate total production value of US$1.82 billion in 2013, growing 19.2% from 2012, according to Digitimes Research.

Some LED chip makers extend to packaging

Jul 10, 11:11

Some of Taiwan-based LED chip makers have extended to packaging, offering solutions that EMS players can directly turn into lighting products, according to industry sources.

Epistar sees sequential drop in June revenues

Jul 9, 11:13

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on July 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.926 billion (US$63.8 million) for June, decreasing by 13.37% on month but...

Prices for sapphire ingots in 3Q13 to rise 15-20%

Jul 2, 20:50

Prices for sapphire ingots in the third quarter of 2013 are expected to increase by 15-20% on quarter mainly due to growing demand from LED makers and China-based smartphone vendors,...

Epistar optimistic about July-August operation

Jul 1, 22:24

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects a small decrease in orders for LED chips used in backlight of LCD TVs but strong demand for use in backlight of small-...

Harvatek quits joint venture project with TCL

Jun 28, 10:29

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Harvatek has announced the termination of joint venture with China-based TV brand TCL. Harvatek noted that both parties have had disagreements on...

Everlight plans to acquire Germany-based lighting fixture firm

Jun 27, 14:36

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight plans to spend less than EUR10 million (US$13 million) to acquire 100% of a Germany-based lighting fixture firm, according to the firm.

Digitimes Research: Upstream LED firms continue to strive for higher brightness efficiency

Jun 27, 11:54

At 2013 LED Lighting Taiwan, Russia-based upstream sapphire crystal maker Monocrystal showcased 12-inch substrates. The firm aims to produce crystal of over 150kg in 2014 for manufacturing...

Taiwan LED firms enter automotive lighting market

Jun 26, 21:26

LED lighting market is booming but price competition has been causing firms to see shrinking profit margins. Taiwan-based LED firms aim to improve technology and enter the automotive...

Commentary: Taiwan to benefit from common LED lighting standards in Greater China

Jun 25, 15:36

A common set of standards for LED lighting firms in Greater China was announced recently and as the China government plans to expand the LED lighting market, this common set of standards...

GaN LED shipments to exceed 100 billion units in 2013, says IHS

Jun 25, 10:22

More than 100 billion gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (GaN LED) will ship in 2013 - the equivalent of 15 for every person on the planet using this particular type of lighting...

Innovation should be based on solving customer problems, says Epistar chairman

Jun 21, 10:56

In a forum hosted by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar, emphasized the importance of innovation...

Philips expects OLED lighting market to take off in 2014

Jun 20, 21:46

OLED lighting has been entering volume production and Philips is currently showcasing Lumiblade OLED lighting products at LED Lighting Taiwan 2013.

China LED firms may restart capacity expansion

Jun 20, 21:41

Indoor LED lighting demand showed strong growth in first-half 2013 causing product shortages, hence some China-based LED firms may restart capacity expansions, according to industry...

Formosa Epitaxy may see 3Q13 revenues grow 20-30% sequentially, says company chairman

Jun 20, 15:21

Frank Chien, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy predicts the firm will return to profitability in the third quarter, and quarterly revenues will show sequential...

Lite-On Technology to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$2.35

Jun 20, 13:49

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$216.05 billion (US$7.2 billion) for 2012 with net profits of NT$7.53 billion, an on-year growth of 4%. The firm plans to...

Open cell business model is a threat to BLU makers, says Radiant chairman

Jun 19, 12:46

The growing adoption of the open cell business model in the LCD panel industry has generated different views on the future of the backlight unit (BLU) sector, said Wang Pen-Jan, chairman...

Wang Pen-Jan, chairman of Radiant

Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Alliance to propose Taiwan-China common standards for LED lighting

Jun 18, 15:58

The Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Alliance will propose common interface specifications and standards for driver circuits and lighting modules for Taiwan- and China-based LED lighting...

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...

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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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