Go Scale Capital facing challenges running Lumileds, says Epistar chairman
Jun 30, 10:58
Philips has decided to sell an 80.1% stake in its subsidiary Philips Lumileds Lighting to China-based Go Scale Capital, and the latter is expected to be faced with challenges, mainly on how to operate Lumileds and handle its patents, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based LED epitaxial...
Advanced Optoelectronic Technology expects revenues to rebound in 4Q15
Jun 26, 14:49
Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT), a LED packaging service provider belonging to the Foxconn Group, expects its consolidated revenues to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to increasing demand for LCD TV backlighting, according to company president Fang Jung-his.
Lite-On Technology expects 4 new businesses to begin to profit in 2016
Jun 24, 20:06
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has started operating in 6-7 new business fields and expects four: automotive electronics, LED street lamps, industrial automation and biotechnology/medical care, to begin to profit in 2016, company chairman Raymond Soong said at the 2015 shareholders meeting on June...
Vendors expected to offer price discounts for LED bulbs, says Lextar chairman
Jun 17, 11:40
Philips has offered US$4.97 for a 60W-equivalent LED light bulb together with a free one, equivalent to a 50% price discount, in North America, and other LED lighting vendors such as Cree and GE are expected to follow suit by offering discounts to promote sales, according to David Su, chairman for...
Unity Opto expects 20-30% sequential growth in 3Q15 revenues
Jun 16, 12:42
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through September.With shipments for new products to begin in third-quarter 2015, it expects consolidated revenues for the quarter to increase 20-30% sequentially, according to company chairman Wu Qing-...
Lextar showcasing products at Taipei 2015 LED Lighting
Jun 16, 12:31
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics is showcasing LED lighting products including lamps, light panels, light engines and ultraviolet (UV) applications at the 2015 LED Lighting show in Taipei, whcih runs till June 18.
Photonics Festival in Taiwan set to begin
Jun 15, 22:21
The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei during June 16-18, with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest optoelectronics technologies and development trends from the optoelectronics industries and featuring 1,011 booths to attract more than 30,000 visitors from over 40...
China market: LED industry set for more merger deals in 2015
Jun 12, 15:07
The LED industry in China is expected to enter a new phase of consolidation in 2015 with combined merger and acquisition deals to reach over CNY20 billion (US$3.22 billion) in the year compared to CNY6 billion in a year earlier, according to industry sources.
Ledlink Optics enters supply chains of automakers in Germany and Japan
Jun 10, 11:31
Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting products, has successfully entered the supply chain of automotive LED lighting by becoming a supplier for Germany- and Japan-based automakers. Its optical lenses will be used in daytime running lamps and fog lights, and production...
Everlight showcasing LED products at Guangzhou lighting show
Jun 10, 11:15
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is exhibiting various new LED packages for application to indoor/outdoor lighting, automotive lighting, horticultural lighting and fishing lamps at the 2015 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in southern China during June 9-12, according...
Edison Opto to showcase LED products at 2015 Guangzhou exhibition
Jun 9, 11:37
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto will exhibit LED products, mainly Flash LED series, CSP (chip-scale package) 1616, and AC COB (chip on board) modules, at the 2015 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in southern China during June 9-12, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: 7W, 9W LED bulb prices up in China in May
Jun 9, 11:29
May average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 8.6% on month to CNY39 (US$6.3), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 3.4% to CNY39.4, according to Digitimes Research.
Epistar revenues down in May
Jun 9, 11:25
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.27 billion (US$73.8 million) for May, decreasing 12.11% on month and 18.82% on year, while sales of NT$11.498 billion for January-May dropped 0.42% on year.
IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?
Jun 3, 11:53
In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...
Digitimes Research: 385nm UV-A LED competitive with mercury-vapor lamps
Jun 2, 19:03
Lighting is a major application of UV (ultraviolet) LED currently and 385nm (spectral wavelength) UV-A LED is competitive with mercury-vapor lamps in terms of performance-cost ratio while 365nm UV-A LED is expected to increase in power output by 84.8% and decrease in production cost by 71% during 2014-2016,...
BenQ returns to Computex after 8-year absence
Jun 1, 11:47
BenQ, a Taiwan-based IT product, consumer electronics and LED lighting vendor belonging to the AUO-BenQ Group, will return to the Computex Taipei 2015 after being absent for eight years, according to company president & CEO Conway Lee.
Lextar expects capacity utilization to rise to 80-90% in 3Q15
May 29, 13:58
Lextar Electronics, which provides LED epitaxial wafers, chips and packaging services, expects its capacity utilization rate to rise from about 80% currently to 80-90% in the third quarter of 2015, according to company chairman David Su.
LED lighting peak to come in 2018: Q&A with MLS president Lawrence Lin
May 27, 12:25
Global demand for LED lighting will peak in 2018, with LED applications to acount for 70% of all lighting products availabe in the market, according to Lawrence Lin, president for the largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS. The company has also been marketing own-brand LED lighting...
New iPhones reportedly to use smaller LED backlighting chips
May 25, 22:05
Apple, in order for its next-generation iPhones to become slimmer and lighter, will reportedly adopt 0.4t (dimensions of 3.0 x 0.85 x 0.4mm) LED chips for backlight units (BLUs), smaller than the 0.6t (3.0 x 0.85 x 0.6mm) adopted for the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm
May 22, 10:57
The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with the quarterly shipments projected to reach 24 million units, according to TrendForce.
Everlight Electronics tops LED makers in 1Q15 net EPS
May 20, 11:39
Everlight Electronics, among eight major Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers as well as LED packaging service providers, recorded the highest net EPS of NT$1.31 (US$0.0416) for the first quarter of 2015.
Lite-On Technology looks to 10% revenue proportion for automotive LED lighting
May 18, 21:53
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has become a supplier of automotive LED lighting, including headlights, tail lights, turn signals and in-car lamps, for US- and Europe-based automobile makers and joint-venture car makers in China and expects the corresponding sales revenues in 2015 to grow over 20%...
LED package pricing on the decline, says firm
May 13, 13:45
LED package pricing is continuing to fall in the second quarter of 2015 and so far has dropped 1-9%, excluding 2835 packages 2835. Since 2835 LED products are the mainstream in China's lighting market, the average price decline has reached 10-17%, more severe than other package types. For backlighting...
Edison Opto April revenues hit record
May 6, 15:22
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has reported consolidated revenues of NT$408 million (US$13.3 million) for April, hitting a monthly record with growth of 3.99% on month and of 52.31% on year. Its January-April consolidated revenues totaled NT$1.370 billion, hiking 46.00% on year.
Edison Opto lands orders for 10 million LED bulbs from India, says paper
Newswatch - May 5, 13:50
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has obtained orders for 10 million LED light bulbs worth more than NT$300 million (US$9.8 million) from India, with LED chips to be supplied by Taiwan-based Epistar, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Edison Opto nets NT$0.03 per share for 1Q15
Stockwatch - Apr 29, 15:22
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto on April 28 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$961.8 million (US$30.7 million), gross margin of 14.24%, net operating profit of NT$8.8 million, net profit of NT$4.5 million and net EPS of NT$0....
Epistar, Lextar see increasing orders from LED lighting vendors
Apr 27, 14:00
LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Lextar Electronics have seen increasing orders from Europe- and US-based LED lighting vendors, with shipments beginning to significantly rise in the second quarter of 2015 and expected to peak in the third quarter, according to the companies.
ITRI to cooperate with US NIST to promote LED lighting
Apr 17, 15:10
The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will sign an MoU with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the US Department of Commerce for R&D cooperation on light & lighting, color & vision, photobiology & imaging, and international...