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  • Last update: Friday 18 April 2014 [1297 news items]

Chip vendors see increasing demand for driver ICs from LED lighting segment

Feb 26, 10:07

Most Taiwan-based LED driver IC vendors have seen improvements in order visibility in the first quarter of 2013 and are expected to see their revenues grow 20-30% sequentially in...

Equipment maker Csun sees book-to-bill ratio rise

Feb 22, 15:39

Taiwan-based Csun Manufacturing has seen orders for LCD, PCB and semiconductor equipment rebound bringing the company's book-to-bill ratio to 1.5-1.8 recently, according to industry...

Digitimes Research: Philips LED lighting revenues to grow 40% on-year in 2013

Feb 22, 15:16

Despite increasing competition, Europe-based lighting firm Philips reported an on-year revenue growth of 10.5% for its lighting business unit in 2012. In 2013, the business unit's...

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South Korea sapphire makers to benefit from Rubicon-LG Innotek contract termination

Feb 22, 11:29

US-based sapphire substrate maker Rubicon has announced fourth-quarter 2012 revenues with on-quarter increase. However, the contract between Rubicon and Korea-based LG Innotek ended...

Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon reports 4Q12 financial results

Feb 22, 10:25

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, semiconductor, and optical industries, has reported financial results for its fourth quarter...

Epistar expects full capacity in April

Feb 21, 21:43

LED chipmaker Epistar expects January-February capacity utilization rate to be around 70% and is likely to reach full capacity in April due to strong LED backlight and lighting ord...

China LED industry continues to expand despite oversupply

Feb 20, 15:38

Due to rising demand for LED products from the handsets and lighting sectors, market research institutes predict the global LED market output value will reach US$12.4 billion in 2013,...

China government expected to boost integration of LED makers

Feb 19, 19:42

As the total LED production capacity in China has significantly exceeded demand due to excessive investment over the past three years, the China government is expected to promote...

Everlight, Epistar see increased January revenues

Feb 19, 11:16

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics had January consolidated revenues of NT$1.653 billion (US$56.0 million) growing on month and year. According to the firm, demand...

Lextar leads Taiwan-based LED makers in 2012 patent applications

Feb 18, 22:51

Lextar Electronics applied with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs for 174 patents of which 125 ones were invention patents (the...

Commentary: Retina display for next iPad mini?

Feb 18, 14:54

Apple may introduce the new iPad mini with resolution of 2,048 by 1536, and that would increase the device's production cost by more than US$12/unit. If the prices and specifications...

Epistar, Huga acquisition benefits to show in 2013

Feb 6, 21:51

Market observers believe Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar is likely to report 2012 net losses due to losses incurred from investments. However, the benefits Epistar's acquisition...

Retrofit 60W LED light bulb pricing to drop below US$10/unit

Feb 6, 21:49

Due to rapid price drops, market observers believe the price of 60W retrofit LED light bulbs is likely to drop below US$10/unit in 2013.

Azzurro plans to start production of 8-inch Ga-on-Si LED epitaxial wafers, says VP

Feb 5, 22:04

Germany-based Azzurro Semiconductor AG has turned out sample 8-inch Ga-on-Si (gallium on silicon substrates) LED epitaxial wafers and plans to begin volume production as soon as the...

China polysilicon price may return to US$20-21/kg due to trade investigation, says SAS chairman

Feb 5, 10:35

MK Lu, chairman of Taiwan-based Sino-American Sapphire (SAS) stated that the price of polysilicon is likely to return to a reasonable level in China because China's government may...

Taiwan makers looking to use of sapphire wafers in smartphones

Feb 4, 21:55

Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers, viewing that LED demand is unlikely to grow to, have started looking to have sapphire wafers adopted as protection covers for iPhone 5 cameras.

Taiwan newly appointed premier names new economic minister

Feb 4, 13:55

Taiwan's newly appointed premier Jiang Yi-huah is reshuffling members of the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) and has named China Airlines chairman Chang Chia-juch to head the Ministry of...

Lextar announces official merger with Wellypower

Jan 31, 16:41

Lextar Electronics has announced that its official merger with Wellypower Optronics is set to take place on February 1, 2013. Upon the merger of the two LED subsidiaries of AU Optronics...

Commentary: Reconsideration on Taiwan-Japan industry alliance

Jan 31, 15:02

A Taiwan delegtation formed by government officials, researchers and industry players recently concluded a six-day visit in Japan, where they probed the possibilities of forming strategic...

Commentary: Taiwan central bank needs to adopt necessary measures to face global currency battle

Jan 30, 11:30

The Japan government recently started its quantitative easing (QE) policies putting pressure on other Asia currencies. Taiwan's premier Sean Chen has urged Taiwan's central bank to...

Genesis Photonics lands LED orders from Russia, Edison, Everlight tapping India market

Jan 29, 20:45

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has obtained orders from the largest Russia-based LED packager and lighting maker, with monthly shipments exceeding...

Tera Xtal to set up two subsidiaries in China

Jan 29, 11:22

Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal Technology will establish two subsidiaries in eastern China, each with investment of US$15 million. Sapphire substrate production at...

Taiwan LED firms mixed about competition from China-based Sanan Optoelectronics

Jan 28, 10:24

China-based LED firms Sanan Optoelectronics entered the Taiwan market in 2012, heating up competition and causing LED chip prices to fall. Some firms believe Sanan may become relatively...

Taiwan LED Lighting Alliance to set up LED lighting standards in 8 months

Jan 25, 16:06

At the first temporary meeting of the Taiwan LED Lighting Alliance, Frank Chien, chairman of Formosa Epitaxy, stated that Taiwan-based firms need to find new markets and business...

Digitimes Research: Cree LED lighting revenues to account for 38% of total revenues in 2013

Jan 25, 11:09

US-based LED firm Cree has started with producing LED components and began to expand into LED lighting production in 2012.

Effects of Lextar-Wellypower merger to show in March

Jan 25, 10:25

The merger of Lextar and Wellypower, two LED subsidiaries of AU Optronics (AUO), will be completed on February 1, 2013.

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Unity Opto expects 1Q13 revenues to show 60% increase on-year

Jan 24, 22:06

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto recently received an order for 20,000 street lamps from Europe, therefore, the firm expects first-quarter 2013 revenues to show an on-year...

LED-backlit LCD TV penetration rate to reach 90% in 2013

Jan 24, 22:04

As Samsung Electronics has announced plans to halt production of traditional CCFL-backlit LCD TVs and focus on LED-backlit models, market observers believe the penetration rate of...

Epistar profit margin to rely on AlGaInP; Formosa Epitaxy likely to return to profitability in 3Q13

Jan 24, 14:53

Due to falling LED chip prices, market observers believe Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar will need to rely on AlGaInP LED sales to increase the firm's profit margin while it is...

Everlight obtains orders for 55,000 LED street lamps for government projects

Jan 23, 21:49

The Taiwan government plans to switch 180,000 street lamps in four special municipalities to LED, and so far Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics has obtained contracts...

LED driver IC vendors to see booming shipments in 2013

Jan 22, 14:02

Taiwan-based LED driver IC suppliers Richtek Technology, Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics are expected to see shipments boom in 2013 on anticipated growth in LED demand for backlight...

Si-based GaN difficult to replace sapphire, says TSMC SSL president

Jan 21, 22:28

Toshiba and US-based Bridgelux will reportedly start volume production of 8-inch Si-substrate GaN wafers for use to make LED chips in the first quarter of 2013, according to Taiwan-based...

TSMC SSL president Jacob Tam

2013 is full of opportunities and risks for LED lighting, says Everlight chairman

Jan 21, 16:28

Various countries have banned the use of incandescent light bulbs, paving the way for LED lighting to shine. However, due to numerous newcomers in China taking up massive capacity...

LED lighting chips to see prices fall in 2013

Jan 21, 11:48

ASPs in the LED market fell 20-30% in 2012. LED makers believe the price fall for LED lighting products will be relatively significant compared to the price fall of backlighting products...

Epistar, Toyoda Gosei forms joint venture for China LED market

Jan 21, 11:05

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar and Japan-based Toyoda Gosei have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture for the China market.

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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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