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MLS to set up joint venture in US

Mar 23, 15:17

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has signed with US-based LED lighting vendor Lighting Science Group (LGS) and LGS' subsidiary LGS MLS JV Holdings (SPV) to establish a US-based joint venture, Global Value Lighting, with MLS to invest US$4.9 million for a 49% stake and SPV...

Bright Led shipping LED lighting modules to aircraft maker

Mar 15, 10:02

LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics has obtained orders from a US-based aircraft maker for SMD (surface mount device) LED lighting modules used in airplane cabins, and small-volume shipments already began at the end of 2016, with supply to last 4-5 years, according to the company.

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Digitimes Research: February 7W LED light bulb prices up, 9W down

Mar 10, 11:20

February 2017 average retail prices for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 0.8% from December 2016 to CNY26.5 (US$3.9), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) decreased 4.6% to CNY29, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar suffers net loss per share of NT$1.28 for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 11:04

LED wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$13.789 billion (US$434 million), gross margin of 5.69%, net operating loss of NT$682 million, net loss of NT$728 million and net loss per share of NT$1.28.

Harvatek infringes on Nichia patent in Germany

Mar 9, 15:36

The Dusseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement of Japan-based Nichia's YAG (a material used to make white LED chips) Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Harvatek in four white LED products, according to Nichia.

Everlight, Epistar see increased February revenues

Mar 9, 10:40

LED packaging service provider Everlight Elctronics has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.140 billion (US$69.7 million), increasing 4.96% sequentially and 1.72% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.822 billion, growing 8.30%...

eMemory NeoFuse IP implemented for OLED applications

Mar 8, 21:38

Taiwan-based eMemory Technology's NeoFuse IP has been implemented in high-voltage (HV) platforms across all process nodes from 0.11-micron to 40nm by six leading foundries responding to the rising demand for OLED display applications, according to the embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider.

China LED lighting makers to hike prices due to rising costs

Mar 7, 11:39

In response to increased material costs for aluminum substrates, copper foil, plastic and paper boxes for product transportation, China-based LED lamp and light bulb/tube makers will hike quotes by 5-15% and 8-15% respectively, according to industry sources.

Delta Electronics provides nearly 13,000 LED street lamps for Taoyuan City

Mar 6, 10:52

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has won an open bid to provide 12,956 LED street lamps, including 6,478 smart-controlled ones, for Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

LED street lamps in Taoyuan City provided by Delta Electronics

Mikro Mesa setting up Micro LED lab in China

Mar 1, 15:31

Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology is setting up a Micro LED panel laboratory in Chongqing City, western China, through cooperation with China-based TFT-LCD panel maker Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology, with completion scheduled for October 2017, according to company founder Chen Li-yi.

Mikro Mesa Technology founder Chen Li-yi

Harvatek showcases transparent LED display at Smart City Summit & Expo 2017

Feb 23, 10:52

LED packaging service provider Harvatek is exhibiting a transparent LED display at the Smart City Summit & Expo 2017 in Taipei during February 21-24, according to the company.

Transparent LED display developed by Harvatek

Philips Lighting boosting CityTouch

Feb 17, 15:18

Philips Lighting Holding has been promoting CityTouch, an in-house-developed software management system for managing, monitoring and maintaining connected street lighting systems, since 2012 and has set up CityTouch platforms in more than 530 areas in 33 countries, according to president Eric Yu for...

Philips Lighting Taiwan president Eric Yu

Digitimes Research: LED, optoelectronics focus on automotive applications at Lighting Japan 2017

Feb 15, 23:00

Exhibitors focused LED and optoelectronics devices at Lighting Japan 2017 in Tokyo during January 18-20 on automotive applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Interview with MLS CEO: MLS poised to closely cooperate with Ledvance

Feb 15, 13:29

Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as well as Committee on Foreign Investment in US (CFIUS) under the US Department of the Treasury have approved Germany-based Osram Licht AG's proposed sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium of which MLS, the largest...

Lawrence Lin, MLS CEO

CFIUS gives green light to Osram sale of Ledvance to China-based consortium

Feb 13, 21:22

The Committee on Foreign Investment in US (CFIUS) under the US Department of the Treasury has approved Germany-based Osram Licht AG's proposed sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium, and as Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology did so in January 2017,...

Digitimes Research: IR LED, laser LED widely used in range finding

Feb 13, 14:26

Due to fast development in robots, drones, AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and self-driving technologies, infrared (IR) LED, laser LED, ultrasonic and radio frequency applications are used to support obstacle-avoiding range-finding features, and IR LED and laser LED have been particularly widely used,...

MLS hikes prices for some products

Feb 13, 11:27

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has taken the initiative to hike quotes by 15% for some LED packaging, according to industry sources.

Epistar, Everlight and Lextar see decreased January revenues

Feb 9, 11:31

Taiwan-based LED firms Epistar, Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics all saw their January consolidated revenues decline.

Global demand for LED chips for fine pixel pitch displays in 2017 to grow 30-40%

Feb 9, 11:14

Global demand for LED chips used in fine pixel pitch displays in 2017 will increase 30-40% on year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Lite-On sees revenues drop in January

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 21:52

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.215 billion (US$520.94 million) for January 2017, representing a 24.18% drop on month and 6.48% drop on year.

Everlight sees setback in patent lawsuit with Nichia in Germany

Feb 7, 15:12

Everlight Electronics has maintained that it could still appeal against a German court ruling that favors Nichia in a LED patent lawsuit between the two companies.

Formosa Petrochemical, Nikkiso to set up UV LED joint-venture

Stockwatch - Jan 26, 14:13

Petrochemical maker Formosa Petrochemical on January 25 announced the establishment of a joint-venture to make UV (ultraviolet) LED products, Nikkiso Formosa, with Japan-based medical and industrial equipment maker Nikkiso.

Smart LED lighting, high-end backlighting, IR devices to drive Unity Opto growth in 2017, says chairman

Jan 24, 11:56

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology expects smart lighting, high-end backlighting and infrared (IR) applications to drive business growth and hike overall gross margin by 3-5pp in 2017, according to company chairman Wu Ching-huei.

Everlight Electronics aims at 2-digit growth in 2017 revenues

Jan 13, 10:35

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, despite on-year growth of 1.57% in 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$29.272 billion (US$919 million), aims at double-digit growth in 2017 consolidated revenues, with growth mainly coming from infrared LEDs used in IoT, LED automotive lighting, fine...

Digitimes Research: December 7W LED light bulb prices in China market fall

Jan 12, 21:12

December 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.4% from October to CNY26.30 (US$3.80), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) increased 0.3% to CNY30.40, according to Digitimes Research.

Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase

Jan 12, 14:53

Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.

Sony micro LED displays close to commercialization

Jan 11, 15:45

Sony showcased CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) large-size displays at CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, signaling that commercial application of micro LED will soon take off, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

Germany appeal court backs Nichia infringement case against Everlight

Jan 11, 11:45

A Germany court of appeal has upheld a ruling in favor of Japan-based Nichia's LED patent infringement case against Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics.

Everlight, Epistar see decreased December revenues

Jan 10, 11:20

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.535 billion (US$79.2 million) for December, decreasing 4.44% sequentially and 1.71% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has disclosed its consolidated revenues for the month slipped...

Lextar sees decreased December revenues

Jan 6, 11:23

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.053 billion (US$32.9 million) for December, dropping 7.49% on month and 7.22% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global production value for high-brightness LED chips to reach US$13.179 billion in 2017

Jan 6, 11:13

Global production value for high-brightness LED chips in 2017 will reach US$13.179 billion, growing 2.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

MLS to expand capacity ahead of schedule

Jan 4, 21:53

China's largest LED packaging service provider MLS originally planned to expand its monthly packaging capacity from 60-70 billion LED chips currently to 150 billion units by the end of 2018, but has sped up expansion to reach the target by the end of 2017, according to the company.

MLS hopes Germany will green-light Ledvance acquisition

Dec 27, 21:54

Germany-based Osram Licht AG in late July 2016 announced the sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium of LED packaging service provider MLS, Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center and IDG Capital Partners at EUR400 million (US$418 million), and the consortium in September-October...

Genesis Photonics boosting FC CSP application to avoid continued net losses

Dec 26, 14:59

Genesis Photonics has been making efforts to promote FC CSP (flip chip chip scale packaging) for automotive headlights in a bid to bounce back from eight consecutive quarters of net losses, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics' Germany subsidiary WOFI Leuchten subject to patent infringement

Dec 22, 12:22

The District Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, has judged that WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a Germany-based residential lighting subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, infringed Nichi's two YAG phosphoric material (white LED) patents, EP 2...

MLS to invest in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology

Dec 22, 12:07

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will invest CNY500 million (US$72.5 million) in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology, a China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, for a 26.88% stake to secure supply of LED chips, according to industry sources.

Laster Tech aims at 30% global market share for LED automotive lighting modules in 10 years

Dec 19, 14:34

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has attained an about 20% market share in China and will also beef up marketing in the US and Europe, aiming at a global market share of 30% in 10 years, according to the company.

China LED packagers expand capacities for fine pixel pitch LED displays

Dec 19, 11:00

In view of fast growing demand for fine pixel pitch LED displays in the China market, China-based LED packaging service providers have expanded or will expand production capacities, according to industry sources.

NTU and NTHU achieve breakthrough in near IR OLED

Dec 16, 15:31

An joint R&D team from National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has synthesized a platinum complex compound that can form a linear array able to extend efficient light-emitting wavelengths to the near infrared (IR) spectrum (740nm).

China LED packaging service providers to keep expanding capacities in 2017

Dec 16, 11:11

China-based LED packaging service providers, in view of significantly growing demand for LED lighting, large-size LED displays and LED automotive lighting, will continue expanding production capacities in 2017, according to industry sources.

StrongLED Lighting Systems expects over 20% on-year growth in 2017 revenues

Dec 15, 23:13

LED lighting solution provider StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), due to increased outdoor lighting projects in the China market and ODM shipments to US-based clients, expects 2017 consolidated revenues to increase over 20% on year, company chairman James Chang said at a December 14 investors conf...

Digitimes Research: LED device makers to benefit from growing gaming demand

Dec 13, 15:33

Global demand for gaming hardware, software and services is projected at a CAGR of 6.6% from US$99.6 billion in 2016 to US$118.6 billion in 2019 and because gaming notebooks, desktops, monitors and even keyboards and mice are offering visual effects, makers of LED devices are expected to benefit from...

China LED makers obtain licensed use of KSF red phosphor patents

Dec 13, 12:19

China-based LED packaging service providers, in order to enter international vendors' supply chains, have made efforts to land licensed use of patents regarding KSF red phosphor, a material used in white-light LEDs to enhance color saturation of screen displays, according to industry sources.

LED players see November revenues up

Dec 9, 10:58

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.136 billion (US$67.2 million) and NT$2.653 billion respectively for November, increasing 0.16% on month and 17.81% on year and 10.02% and 4.48% respectively...

China LED material, chip makers hike prices

Dec 7, 11:54

China-based makers of LED materials, including aluminum substrates, copper foil and plastic materials, have hiked quotes by 30-40%, sending China-based LED chip makers raising prices by about 10%. China-based LED packaging service providers will soon follow suit, according to industry sources.

Lextar sees mild drop in November revenues

Dec 6, 11:14

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.139 billion (US$35.8 million) for November, slipping 0.2% sequentially and 2.46% on year, and those of NT$12.735 billion for January-November dipped 2.75% on year.

Unity Opto to raise additional capital of NT$774.3 million

Dec 1, 11:32

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology will issue 58 million new shares at NT$13.35 per share to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$774.3 million (US$24.3 million), according to the company.

Laster Tech expects growth in 2017 revenues from China

Nov 28, 13:15

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has about 90% of consolidated revenues coming from the China market and expects 2017 revenues from the market to increase significantly on year, according to the company.

LED industry still seeing hardships, says Nichia Taiwan president

Nov 25, 16:23

Despite rebounding prices for LED products, development of the LED industry still faces problems due to overcapacity, according to president Dai Zhen-jia for Nichia Taiwan.

Nichia Taiwan president Dai Zhen-jia (center)

ITRI forms consortium to promote Micro LED

Nov 25, 14:47

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on November 24 formed Consortium for Intelligent Micro-assembly System (CIMS), an interdisciplinary platform for combing industries of display panels, LED, semiconductors and system integration to boost development of Micro LED technology...

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