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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...

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...

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    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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    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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