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Formosa Epitaxy expects over 50% sequential growth in 2Q14 revenues

Jun 13, 10:55

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy expects its consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2014 to increase more than 50% sequentially and operations...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers take up 28.6% of MOCVD in operation globally in May

Jun 11, 15:54

There were 1,917 MOCVD sets in operation globally in May 2014 and Taiwan-based LED makers accounted for 28.6% of the number, followed by Japan-based makers with 23.8%, China-based...

Digitimes Research: Global MOCVD shipments to grow 25.7-54.1% in 2014

May 30, 14:07

With the LED chipmakers expanding production capacities to meet growing demand for lighting applications, 186-228 MOCVD sets will be shipped globally in 2014, rising 25.7-54.1% on...

Sanan Optoelectronics to add 100 MOCVD sets in 2014

Dec 27, 14:04

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will expand production capacity by adding 100 MOCVD machines to total of 264 in 2014, according to industry sou...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Digitimes Research: MOCVD shipments to reach 148 units in 2013

Apr 12, 11:52

Global MOCVD equipment shipments in 2013 are expected to total 148 units, representing an on-year decrease of 46%.

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)

China LED firms shift investment focus to downstream segments

Apr 1, 11:26

China government's subsidy programs for upstream LED firms have been causing oversupply of LED chips, inflicting losses on Taiwan-based LED chipmakers. However, the subsidy programs...

Formosa Epitaxy adding new MOCVD equipment in 1Q13

Mar 7, 21:38

LED firm Formosa Epitaxy plans to install 12-13 sets of MOCVD equipment before the end of first-quarter 2013 and expects production to begin in the second quarter. Monthly capacity...

Formosa Epitaxy plans to expand capacity in 2013

Jan 2, 21:59

LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy plans to increase its total number of MOCVD equipment in Taiwan and China to 104 by the end of the first quarter in 2013 due to an optimistic outlook...

Silicon substrate-based LED products to enter market in 2013

Nov 1, 22:22

The LED industry believes 8-inch silicon substrate-based LED products will appear on the market in 2013 at the earliest, two years ahead of expectations. This will likely pose challenges...

Digitimes Research: China-based Elec-Tech ramping up LED chip capacity

Sep 27, 14:20

China-based Elec-Tech's LED revenues have been increasig, with the business segement's contribution reaching around 32% of total revenues in first-half 2012. A further breakdown shows...

MOCVD equipment price falling

Sep 17, 10:50

The upstream LED chip market has been in oversupply causing the price of MOCVD equipment to drop 30-40% compared to the price two years ago.

Digitimes Research: Demand for MOCVD equipment in China to account for 68% of total global demand in 2012

Sep 7, 13:58

Digitimes Research predicts Asia-based firms will take up 90% of market demand for MOCVD equipment in 2012, an increase of 10 basis points compared to 2011. In particular, equipment...

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers plan to expand capacity

Aug 2, 01:40

Upstream LED chipmakers have been operating close to full capacity. To meet demand, LED chipmakers such as Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy are planning to expand capacity. Nevertheless,...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of direct-lit LED TVs to rise continuously in 2H12

Jul 13, 10:57

While upstream LED firms have been forecasting lower 2012 revenues and falling prices, downstream LED applications are expected to grow continuously through second-half 2012.

LED TVs

IMS Research cuts 2012 MOCVD forecast

Jun 7, 14:46

IMS Research has cut its forecast for 2012 GaN MOCVD shipments to 281, according to the second quarter 2012 MOCVD update of its GaN LED quarterly supply and demand report.

MOCVD sales to hit bottom in first half of 2012

Mar 28, 15:07

IMS Research forecasts 342 GaN LED MOCVD reactors will ship in 2012, a significant decline of 48% vs 654 in 2011. The first two quarters of 2012 are currently expected...

Formosa Epitaxy to expand MOCVD capacity in 2012

Mar 27, 01:25

Taiwan-based LED chip maker Formosa Epitaxy, in view of increasing demand for LED chips used in backlight units of LCD TV panels and lighting products, will expand its production...

China government encourages cooperation between domestic and international LED firms

Feb 13, 15:13

China's LED industry is expected to face tough eliminations in 2012 as the price of LED products dropped drastically in 2011. The China government is determined to help domestic LED...

Tyntek expects 10-15% growth in 2012 revenues

Jan 17, 15:16

Tyntek, a Taiwan-based maker of LED chips, reported 2011 revenues of NT$3.03 billion (US$97.7 million), a decrease of 16.3% from 2010 but expects 2012 revenues to increase by 10-15%...

Global demand for MOCVD equipment to decrease by half

Jan 16, 11:30

The number of LED chips used in LED TVs has been decreasing. Industry sources believe LED TVs will only require 10-12 units of high-power LED chips in the future. Hence global demand...

LED TVs

Konka pulls out of Epistar joint venture

Jan 12, 11:05

TV maker Konka has decided to terminate its partnership with Epistar in a joint venture running an epitaxy plant in Changzhou, China. But Epistar indicated that the exist of the China-based...

China to begin making MOCVD equipment in early 2012

Dec 23, 10:45

To promote its LED industry, China will begin to manufacture MOCVD equipment within its own territory in early 2012 - a move which will lower the costs for the production LED epitaxial...

LED epitaxial wafer

Growth of the LED market: Q&A with James Jenson, vice president of LED business unit at Veeco

Dec 13, 15:22

US-based MOCVD equipment provider Veeco currently ranks number one in global market share with 50%. Digitimes sat down with James T Jenson, vice president of Veeco's LED business...

James T Jenson, vice president of Veeco's LED business unit

China MOCVD equipment to reach 756 units in 2011

Dec 7, 01:20

The LED market in China has been experiencing low demand, however, due to subsidies provided by local governments, new installations of MOCVD equipment in 2011 will likely reach 420...

Digitimes Research: China LED industry should not blindly increase capacity but focus on improving technology, management, and quality

Sep 29, 16:22

The LED industry has been growing rapidly in China. Digitimes Research recently visited China-based LED chipmaker Hang Zhou Silan Azure (Silan Azure) to gain insights in China's LED...

Jiang Zhong Yong, general manager of Silan Azure

LED market in China faces elimination

Sep 19, 14:41

Due to government policies on providing subsidies for MOCVD equipment, China quickly become the world's leading market for MOCVD equipment in 2010. However, market conditions and...

Epistar to start operation of LED joint venture in China

Sep 16, 11:24

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar will inaugurate Epicrystal (Changzhou), its 60%-stake held LED joint venture on September 23. Epicrystal can house 60 sets of MOCVD equipment but...

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    Aixtron CRIUS II-XL MOCVD reactor 19x4 inch

    Aixtron has announced the CRIUS II-XL MOCVD with a reactor capacity as high as 19x4 inch, providing high throughput and productivity. CRIUS II-XL builds on the hardware setup of...

    Photo: Company, Nov 11.

  • Veeco+TurboDisc+K465i+GaN+MOCVD+system

    Veeco TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD system

    Veeco Instruments has introduced a new gallium nitride (GaN) MOCVD system for production of high-brightness (HB) LEDs - the TurboDisc K465i. The new TurboDisc K465i can drive LED...

    Photo: Company, Jan 21.

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