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Epistar 3Q13 operation turns into net loss

Nov 4, 20:49

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, saw its operation in the third quarter of 2013 swing to a small net loss of NT$83.4 million (US$2.8 million)...

Demand for sapphire for handsets to grow 25-30%, says GTAT

Oct 23, 14:44

Demand for sapphire for use in handsets is estimated to grow 25-30%, according to US-based crystal growth equipment and solution provider GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT).

There will be consolidation among Taiwan- and China-based LED chip makers by 2015, says Epistar chairman

Oct 21, 21:41

Reshuffling in the LED chip manufacturing industries in Taiwan and China through merger may happen faster than originally expected and larger makers will merge with smaller ones,...

Sapphire prices expected to rise 10-15% in 1Q14 or 2Q14

Oct 21, 10:42

Prices for sapphire, due to potential extended use in smartphones, are expected to increase 10-15% in the first or second quarter of 2014, Taiwan-based makers cited Russia-based sapphire...

Sanan Optoelectronics plans to add 100 MOCVD sets in 2014

Oct 16, 21:42

The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics plans to expand production capacity by adding as many as 100 MOCVD sets in 2014, company president...

Lighting to take up 50% of global LED production value in 2014, says Formosa Epitaxy chairman

Oct 16, 11:44

As the market for LEDs used in backlighting is approaching saturation, lighting applications are expected to rise to 50% of the global LED production value in 2014, according to chairman...

Everlight, Genesis, Unity Opto optimistic about 4Q13 business

Oct 15, 12:18

Taiwan-based LED packaging houses Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology as well as LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics hold optimistic business outlooks...

Everlight September revenues hit record, Epistar down on month

Oct 11, 10:50

LED chip packaging house Everlight Electronics had September 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$2.413 billion (US$80.7 million) hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time,...

Lextar, Unity Opto September revenues down sequentially

Oct 8, 10:31

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Lextar Electronics has reported September consolidated revenues reached NT$1.139 billion (US$38.1 million) decreasing 7.89% sequentially but increasing...

Taiwan, China LED makers expanding capacity

Oct 3, 11:02

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers will add an estimated 69 and 125 MOCVD sets in total in 2013 and 2014, respectively, while Taiwan-based makers will add 212 in 2013...

Genesis Photonics to supply FC LEDs to Japan-based smartphone vendors

Oct 2, 21:56

LED chip maker Genesis Photonics expects to obtain certification from Japan-based smartphone vendors for flip chip (FC) LED chips used to make smartphone flashes in the fourth quarter...

Digitimes Research: STC to expand sapphire ingot capacity

Oct 1, 12:13

With more and more smartphones and other portable devices adopting sapphire as cover glass, sapphire ingot vendor Sapphire Technology Company (STC) is looking to double its production...

Genesis Photonics expected to see 10% sequential growth in 3Q13 revenues

Sep 24, 19:25

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics is expected to see consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2013 increasing 10% mainly due to steady shipments...

Epistar aims at largest LED capacity in China via expanding joint venture, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 24, 14:14

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar aims to have the largest production capacity in China among all LED chip makers through expanding production capacity at KFES...

Overcapacity for China-based LED chip makers expected to continue for next two years, say Taiwan makers

Sep 23, 22:16

Total production capacity for China-based LED chip makers currently exceeds demand and overcapacity is expected to continue over the next two years, according to Taiwan-based LED...

Sapphire to be used in new iPad, say Taiwan makers

Sep 18, 11:32

Apple is expected to extend the use of sapphire glass home keys to its new 9.7-inch iPad and 7.9-inch iPad mini to be launched in October, and possibly further adopt sapphire for...

Four Taiwan sapphire wafer/ingot makers to expand capacities, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 16, 14:44

Crystalwise Technology, Crystal Applied Technology, Procrystal Technology and USI Optronics, four Taiwan-based sapphire wafer or ingot makers, will expand their production capacities,...

Taiwan LED makers deliver solid performances in August as market rebounds, says LEDinside

Sep 13, 11:30

The termination of China's Home Appliance Subsidiary programs in first-half 2013 caused LED backlight market demand to ease in June and July 2013. However, some chip makers have reflected...

Epistar starts shipping LED chips to Cree, say Taiwan makers

Sep 13, 11:03

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar obtained OEM orders for low- and mid-power blue-color LED chips from US-based Cree in July 2013 and will begin shipments in...

The mid-power LED lighting trend: Q&A with Philips Lumileds CEO

Sep 12, 12:01

While mid-power LED chips account for only a small proportion of LED lighting currently, the proportion will grow fast over the next few years to reach about 50%, Philips Lumileds...

Philips Lumileds Lighting CEO Pirre-Yves Lesaicherre

Crystal Applied, Crystalwise supply sapphire wafers for use in iPhone 5s, say Taiwan makers

Sep 11, 21:23

Crystal Applied Technology and Crystalwise Technology have become suppliers of sapphire wafers used to make covers for the iPhone 5s home key which features fingerprint recognition,...

Epistar chairman urges Taiwan government to monitor cross-strait partnerships between LED makers

Sep 10, 11:18

Lee Biing-jye, chairman of Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, has indicated he does not object to partnerships or technology transfers between Taiwan- and China-based...

Epistar sees slightly increased August revenues

Sep 9, 21:27

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, on September 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.971 billion (US$65.7 million) for August, an increase on...

China-based Elec-Tech may seek alliance with Taiwan-based Genesis Photonics

Sep 9, 11:10

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Elec-Tech International has been seeking strategic alliances with Taiwan-based fellow makers, with Genesis Photonics being the most...

Taiwan, China LED makers to focus on market share gains over next 2 years, says Epistar chairman

Sep 4, 21:32

Taiwan- and China-based LED chip makers are expected to lay the emphasis on market share gains over the next two years, instead of profitability which was primarily considered in...

Epistar expects 3Q13 revenues to be flat or slightly drop sequentially, says chairman

Sep 4, 20:52

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects its consolidated revenues for third-quarter 2013 to remain unchanged or decrease slightly on quarter, according to company chairman...

Commentary: What is Sanan seeking in Formosa Epitaxy deal?

Sep 4, 15:00

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has given a conditional approval to China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics' proposal to invest NT$2.352...

MOEA conditionally permits China-based Sanan Optoelectronics to invest in Formosa Epitaxy

Aug 30, 14:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on August 29 approved the investment by China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics in Taiwan-based fellow maker...

LED maker Ubilux shuts down

Aug 29, 21:18

Ubilux Optoelectronics, a LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker based at the Southern Taiwan Science Park, has ceased business operations, according to industry sources.

Epistar, Everlight, Lextar expected to land orders from LED lighting vendors

Aug 26, 14:38

Cree has seen better than expected sales performance for its LED light bulbs made using mid-power LED chips and other international LED lighting vendors will adopt mid-power LED chips...

Digitimes Research: Cree sees improved performance due to product strategies and supply chain integration

Aug 23, 12:35

As Cree continues to see its revenues increase, the company also expects to see its profit margins remain at 38% in 2013, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar to see 5-10% sequential growth in 3Q13 revenues, sources say

Aug 16, 11:17

Lextar Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker as well as LED packaging house, is expected to see consolidated revenues for third-quarter 2013 increase 5-10%...

Tong Hsing looks to strong sales in 3Q13

Aug 12, 18:09

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries expects its sales in the third quarter of 2013 to grow at the same pace or higher than the 8% it posted in the previous quarter, powered by ever growing...

Epistar, Everlight see strong improvements in 2Q13 operations

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, which saw net operating loss of NT$306 million (US$10.4 million) and net loss of NT$248 million in the first quarter of 2013, has reported...

Demand for precursors for LED to boom, says research firm

Aug 8, 11:44

Global demand for precursors, a material used in the manufacturing of LEDs, is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, according to a research firm.

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