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  • Last update: Friday 17 October 2014 [35 news items]

Taiwan, Japan LED makers to face price competition from China, says Nichia executive

Oct 17, 12:12

China-based LED makers have been rapidly developing their operating scale and technological capability and are expected to pose price pressure for Taiwan- and Japan-based makers in...

Nichia chief legal and intellectual property officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa

JPO renders Nichia's white LED patent invalid

May 19, 21:42

Everlight Electronics has announced that amid an invalidation trial on September 5th, 2011 against the Japanese Patent No. 4,530,094 (JP'094) owned by Nichia, Everlight has received...

China court rules in favor of Nichia in patent lawsuit against Everlight

Nov 7, 11:38

The No.1 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing, China has upheld the validity of Japan-based Nichia's two YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) patents in a lawsuit against the largest Taiwan-based...

Nichia to be active in patent war against Taiwan LED maker Everlight

Sep 16, 10:22

Japan-based Nichia will turn from reactive as in the past to proactive in filing patent infringement charges against Everlight Electronics, company chief legal officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa...

Everlight loses patent lawsuit against Nichia in Germany

Sep 12, 11:26

Dusseldorf District Court, Germany has ruled that Taiwan-based LED packaging company Everlight Electronics and its Germany-based subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH have...

Nichia faces competition for LED packaging from Taiwan-, China-, South Korea-based makers

Jul 23, 14:42

Japan-based Nichia has gained a leading market status in EMC (epoxy molding compound)-based LED chip packaging, but some Taiwan-, China- and South Korea-based LED packagers have been...

Everlight Electronics wins patent appeal against Nichia

Dec 4, 21:28

LED packaging company Everlight Electronics on December 4 announced that the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has made a judgment to uphold its claim on the invalidity of Japan-based LED...

China market: Nichia hopes to obtain 30-40% market share in 2013

Oct 31, 13:54

To build market share in China's LED lighting market, international firms have been expanding capacity. Philips' Lumileds has revealed plans to expand LED component capacity in its...

Nichia appeals patent ruling favoring Everlight

Jun 6, 01:45

Nichia has announced that the company has made an appeal with the Supreme Court of Japan against a Japan Patent Office's ruling in favor of Everlight Electronics over a patent disp...

Everlight wins YAG white light LED patent against Nichia

May 25, 16:19

Everlight Electronics recently filed an invalidation action with the Japan Patent Office against Nichia Corporation's YAG white light LED patent JP3503139 and has received the decision...

Nichia files lawsuit against Everlight

May 10, 11:52

Nichia has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Dusseldorf against the Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics and its German subsidiary Everlight...

Intel semiconductor market share surges to more than 10 year high in 2011, IHS says

Mar 27, 11:21

Buoyed by chip sales growth and a major acquisition, leading semiconductor supplier Intel in 2011 attained its highest annual market share in more than 10 years, according to IHS...

Nichia seeking better ties with Taiwan LED firms

Mar 22, 15:07

The leading global LED maker Nichia has remained low-key for many years, but with increasing opportunities in LED lighting, Nichia's layout strategies for attracting customers are...

Nichia Taiwan chairman Masao Shono

South Korea-based LED makers beat out Taiwan makers in LED packaging market share

Feb 14, 15:40

Samsung LED, LG Innotek, Seoul Semiconductors, and other South Korea-based makers together occupied 26% of the global production value for LED packaging in 2011, higher than the 19%...

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Digitimes Research: Despite low demand, Nichia invests US$898 million in LED equipment in 2011

Dec 7, 10:19

In 2010, Japan-based LED firm Nichia had the largest share of the global sales of white light LED products. Its market share far exceeded second- and third-place, Samsung and Seoul...

Nichia booth

LED maker Everlight to sue Nichia

Dec 2, 11:18

Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics has decided to file a complaint with the Tokyo District Court against Japan-based LED maker Nichia, accusing the company of lodging untruthful allegations...

Nichia files further infringement lawsuits

Nov 2, 16:08

Nichia has filed two patent infringement lawsuits in Tokyo District Court to enjoin Tsannkuen Japan (Sankun Nihon Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, or Tsann Kuen), a subsidiary of a Taiwanese...

Commentary: LED lighting moving towards patent-dominated market

Oct 24, 12:05

The big LED lighting pie has been attracting many firms to enter the market, heating up competition between traditional and new firms. Fierce competition can lead to patent wars as...

Everlight wins patent infringement lawsuit filed by Nichia in Taiwan

Oct 21, 01:15

Taiwan's Supreme Administrative Court, regarding Japan-based Nichia's accusations that Taiwan-based LED packaging company Everlight Electronics infringed upon its Patent Nos.089 and...

Nichia to enter the TV BLU market

Sep 7, 14:45

Demand for TV backlight modules (BLUs) has been decreasing. Competition is likely to become more fierce as Japan-based LED firm Nichia enters the market.

Nichia files patent infringement lawsuit against Everlight

Sep 2, 10:32

Japan-based LED firm Nichia Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Tokyo District Court to enjoin Chip One Stop from infringing Nichia's patent (No. 4530094, or "patent...

Nichia to set up LED factory in China

May 27, 12:12

Japan-based Nichia, the world's largest producer of LED chips, will invest US$16 million to establish LED chip production and packaging lines with an annual capacity of 2.7 billion...

Bluestone files patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan and Japan LED players

Dec 15, 11:34

Patent licensing company Bluestone Innovations has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan-based LED chip maker Huga Optotech, according to Huga. Industry sources indicated...

Foxconn reportedly to set up China LED epitaxial wafer joint venture with Nichia

Jan 12, 15:43

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly negotiating the use of LED patents from Japan-based LED chipmaker Nichia, and the two companies are also discussing...

Japan-based Nichia to be more aggressive in LED TV backlighting market, say sources

Nov 13, 16:06

Thanks to increasing demand, Japan-based LED chipmaker Nichia is expected to be more aggressive in the LCD TV LED-backlit market in 2010 in addition to its previous focus on the notebook...

AUO subsidiary Lextar to invest NT$30 billion for LED plants at CTSP

Aug 25, 12:24

Lextar Electronics, a LED subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO) plans to invest NT$30 billion (US$912.27 million) to build a total of five LED plants in the Central Taiwan Science Park...

Taiwan and Japan LED chipmakers ramping up capacity

Newswatch - Aug 21, 16:00

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy are expected to expand their monthly capacity by 200 million units each before the end of 2009, while Japan-based Nichia will...

Taiwan high court rules against Everlight in patent lawsuit with Nichia

Aug 10, 17:09

The Taiwan High Court has ruled in favor of Japan-based Nichia in a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronic.

Leading LED makers facing challenges from Taiwan and Korea rivals, says IMS Research

May 13, 15:42

In 2007, the leading LED suppliers remained the same, but they now face strong challenges from companies in Taiwan and Korea, according to ISM Research.

Opto Tech and Innolux reportedly in strategic alliance talks

Newswatch - Mar 25, 14:25

Opto Technology, a Taiwan-based LED chipmaker, is reportedly negotiating a strategic alliance with LCD panel and system maker Innolux Display for supplying LEDs used in notebook backlight...

LED chipmaker Opto Tech is ready for LED lighting production

Newswatch - Mar 23, 16:05

LED chipmaker Opto Tech has finished development of outdoor LED projection lamps and LED T-bar lighting products for use in offices and stores in cooperation with Japan-based Nichia...

Opto Tech invests in Nichia, targets notebook LED BLU market

Dec 23, 11:28

Taiwan-based LED maker Opto Tech purchased NT$379 million (US$11.5 million) worth of Nichia's shares in order to further develop the market for notebook-use LED backlighting, according...

Epistar high-power LED light efficiency reaches 100lm/W

Nov 18, 16:37

With global LED players working to increase their LED light efficiency, Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar has successfully increased its high-power blue LED light efficiency to 100lm/W...

Nichia LEDs in low-cost notebooks, something to watch for?

Jun 27, 16:45

Some LED industry players in Taiwan believe that because the low-cost notebook market is becoming increasingly popular, Japan-based Nichia plans to re-enter the market for top-view...

Nichia withdraws LED patent lawsuit against AOT

Jun 5, 16:16

Taiwan-based LED maker Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) has disclosed that Japan-based Nichia has dropped a patent lawsuit against it.

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    Nichia NSSM032 SMD

    Japan-based LED firm Nichia has announced the release of a new surface mount LED device (SMD) for outdoor full color display applications. Under Nichia part number "NSSM032," this...

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