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Everlight Electronics sees sequential growth in September revenues

Oct 8, 11:02

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on October 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.492 billion (US$75.7 million) for September, rising 6.72% on month but dropping 18.19% on year.

Epistar, Lextar Electronics September revenues up on month, down on year

Oct 8, 10:43

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.147 billion (US$65.3 million) for September, increasing 11.84% on month but decreasing 5.36% on year, while fellow maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics had those of NT$1.274 billion growing 10.57%...

Unity Opto revenues rise in September

Oct 7, 10:57

LED packaging firm Unity Opto Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$550 million (US$16.8 million) for September, increasing 7.89% on month but decreasing 40.09% on year.

Digitimes Research: September LED light bulb prices up in China market

Oct 5, 11:37

September average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market increased 7.5% on month to CNY33.0 (US$5.2), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) rose 5.8% to CNY36.2, according to Digitimes Research.

China exports LED lighting worth US$355 million to India in January-August

Oct 1, 10:21

China-based makers exported LED lighting products worth US$355 million in total to the India market during January-August 2015, hiking 76.61% on year, and the export value included US$88 million for ceiling lamps, US$73 million for panel lights and US$30 million for projection lamps, according to industry...

Epistar to invest in Malaysia-based Dominant Opto Technologies

Oct 1, 10:17

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will acquire 11 million shares of Dominant Opto Technologies Sdn Bh, a Malaysia-based SMT LED packaging service provider, at a total price of MYR64.845 million (US$14.55 million), with the investment to strengthen existing strategic cooperation, according...

Digitimes Research: Panasonic aims at automotive lighting revenues of JPY60 billion for FY2018

Sep 30, 11:55

Panasonic has been transforming its lighting business operations to focus on automotive lighting and aims at revenues of JPY60 billion (US$500 million) from automotive lighting for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (April 2018-March 2019), five times those for FY2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight Electronics expects significant growth in 2015 LED lighting revenues

Sep 29, 13:51

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects revenues from LED lighting devices in 2015 to increase by over 10% on year, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Epistar, MLS to set up joint-venture in India

Sep 29, 13:46

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will establish an LED lighting joint-venture in New Delhi, India, to tap the large local market, according to industry sources.

China package companies generate a wave of acquisitions as consolidation of LED industry continues, says LEDinside

Sep 24, 10:28

The scale of China's LED package market is projected to expand 16% year on year to CNY61.4 billion (US$9.61 billion) in 2015, according to LEDinside. The growth of Chinese LED package market on the whole has slowed. With China being the production center of the global LED industry, the weakening of...

Lextar to cooperate with Cree, Leadray to develop LED street lamps

Sep 23, 12:09

Lextar Electronics has announced a partnership with Cree and LED lighting vendor Leadray Energy to develop LED street lamps specifically for competition for government open-bid procurement.

Connector maker Ant Precision to supply cable to Land Rover China

Sep 22, 15:16

Taiwan-based connector maker Ant Precision Industry has entered into the supply chain of Land Rover China and will supply car-use LED lighting cables. The company already started mass shipments in September after receiving certification.

Prices for China-made mainstream LED devices fall 50-60% in 2015

Sep 18, 11:13

Prices for 2835 LED devices, currently the mainstream specification among China-based LED packaging service providers, have dropped 50-60% so far in 2015 due to overcapacity, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

LED lighting vendors shifting orders to Taiwan in wake of recall

Sep 18, 11:03

In the wake of Cree's and Osram's recent recall of defective LED light tubes, many international lighting vendors have shifted their orders to Taiwan-based makers from China's out of safety concerns, according to industry sources.

Prices drop for LED bulbs and components in August, says LEDinside

Sep 16, 12:25

The global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs fell 1.5% in August to US$10.90, while the 60W replacement LED light bulbs fell 2.3% to US$14.90, according to LEDinside. The US was again the regional market that had the biggest decline in LED light bulb prices after July as product vendors...

MLS to invest in Epistar China joint venture

Sep 14, 10:56

MLS, the largest China-based LED packaging service provider, will invest CNY180 million (US$28.3 million) to acquire a 10.91% stake in KFES Lighting (Xiamen), a China-based joint venture established by Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, according to MLS.

Industrial and commercial LED lighting market to grow at a 30.8% CAGR as governments ban incandescent bulbs, says report

Sep 11, 11:28

A new report published by Transparency Market Research has found that the global industrial and commercial LED lighting market is expected to grow from US$12.92 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach US$86.08 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 30.8% from 2013 to 2019.

Epistar, Everlight post mixed results for August

Sep 9, 11:09

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$1.920 billion (US$59.1 million), decreasing 9.05% sequentially and 25.44% on year. LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has posted August consolidated revenues of NT$2.335 billion, growing 3.61%...

Global revenues from LED lighting systems expected to total US$216 billion from 2015-2024, says Navigant Research

Sep 8, 20:35

LED prices have declined far enough that this type of lighting is now the economical choice for almost every setting and use, and heavy attention is being paid to the ongoing energy savings the technology offers. With payback periods now falling below 2-4 years, project decision makers from almost...

Lextar Electronics August revenues up on month, down on year

Sep 8, 14:19

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on September 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.152 billion (US$35.5 million) for August, increasing 5.61% on month but decreasing 18.78% on year, and NT$9.345 billion for January-August, slipping 5.11% on...

Taiwan 1H15 LED production value down, says PIDA

Sep 7, 15:06

Taiwan-based LED wafer and chip makers generated total production value of NT$19.786 billion (US$623 million) in first-half 2015, slipping 19.49% on year, while LED packaging service providers saw NT$44.883 billion in revenues during the same period, down 0.49% on year, according to Photonics Industry...

Lextar direct-type TV backlighting completely based on flip-chip LED technology

Sep 4, 14:53

Lextar Electronics has completely adopted flip-chip LED technology for direct-type LCD TV backlighting, according to company chairman David Su.

Costs for new OLED lighting modules from Mitsubishi and Pioneer to drop 60%

Sep 4, 12:33

Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer recently announced they have successfully developed the first blue light-less OLED lighting module made with a wet coating process for the light-emitting layer. Samples have already been sent out, and the technology is expected to enter mass production in early 2016,...

Taiwan, China to see LED chip sector consolidation, says Epistar president

Sep 4, 12:21

Due to increasingly intense competition, Taiwan-based LED chip makers are expected to be consolidated into 1-2 makers and so will China-based fellow makers, according to president Jou Ming-jiunn for Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Digitimes Research: August 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down in China

Sep 3, 10:40

August average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 0.3% on month to CNY30.7 (US$4.8), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) dropped 10.9% to CNY34.2, according to Digitimes Research.

Nichia sues Everlight subsidiary in Germany for patent infringement

Sep 1, 16:15

Japan-based Nichia has filed a charge with the District Court of Dusseldorf, Germany, against WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a Germany-based residential lighting subsidiary of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, for infringing its two new YAG phosphoric material...

Digitimes Research: Osram expected to keep leading status in automotive lighting

Sep 1, 15:21

Germany-based Osram has become a main international LED automotive lighting vendor and due to its particular capability in OLED lighting and laser lighting is expected to maintain its globally leading status in automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

TLLiA signs MoU with China-based Changhui Group

Aug 31, 12:11

Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Association (TLLiA) has signed an MoU with China-based automotive part maker Changhui Group to facilitate the latter to procure Taiwan-based LED automotive lighting products as well as for cooperation to develop automotive electronics, according to TLLiA.

Taiwan market: Local vendors cut LED light bulb prices

Aug 26, 21:29

In the wake of Philips' lowering retail prices for a 6.5W LED light bulb from NT$249 (US$7.60) to NT$169 in the Taiwan market, several Taiwan-based vendors have followed suit, for example Leotek Electronics and Ritek have reduced prices for a 7-8W LED light bulb to NT$99.

Taiwan market: Philips lowers prices for LED table lamps

Aug 26, 15:43

Philips has offered price discounts for LED tablet lamps for sale in the Taiwan market, with retail prices reduced from NT$2,499 (US$76.90) to NT$999, from NT$1,500 to NT$899, and from NT$1,499 to NT$799 for different models, according to Philips Taiwan.

Laster lands orders for LED headlights from China

Aug 26, 11:34

LED automotive lighting maker Laster Tech has obtained orders for three LED headlight models from China-based automotive lamp vendors, with shipments to begin in the second quarter of 2016, according to the company.

Ledlink Optics becomes supplier for Germany-based automotive lighting maker

Aug 12, 14:52

Ledlink Optics, a Taiwan-based maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, has landed lens orders for use in LED headlights from a Germany-based automotive lighting maker, the company said at an August 11 investors conference.

Everlight, Lextar licensed to use PFS phosphor from GE Lighting

Aug 12, 11:23

LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics have obtained licensing from GE Lighting for using PFS (potassium-fluorosilicate)-based phosphor (so-called red phosphor), a technology able to hike richness of displayed red color, to produce high-end LED backlighting packaging,...

Unity Opto Technology to buy back 2.49%-stake

Aug 10, 11:49

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology will buy back eight million shares, equivalent to a 2.49% stake, at a price interval of NT$15.00-30.00 (US$0.47-0.95) per share during August 10-October 9, according to the company.

Tons Lightology expects 2015 own-brand revenue proportion to reach 15-20%

Aug 10, 11:35

Commercial lamp maker Tons Lightology expects the revenue proportion from own-brand sales in 2015 to rise to 15-20%, the company said at an August 7 investors conference.

Epistar, Everlight Electronics loses NT$0.11, nets NT$0.74 per share for 2Q15

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 14:50

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net loss per share of NT$0.11 for the second quarter of 2015, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics recorded net EPS of NT$0.74, according to the companies.

Ledlink Optics nets NT$1.06 for 2Q15

Aug 7, 11:00

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses mainly used in LED commercial and outdoor lighting products, recorded net EPS of NT$1.06 (US$0.034) for the second quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Lextar Electronics sees decreased July revenues

Aug 6, 15:01

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker as well as LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on August 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.091 billion (US$34.6 million) for July, decreasing 8.35% on month and 22.86% on year, and those of NT$8.193 billion for January-July, falling 2.81% on ye...

Digitimes Research: China market shows mixed pricing trends for July 7W, 9W LED light bulbs

Aug 3, 20:27

July average retail pricing for 7W LED (40W incandescent equivalent) light bulbs in the China market decreased 10.2% on month to CNY30.8 (US$4.9), while that for 9W ones (60W incandescent equivalent) increased by 13.9% to CNY38.4, according to Digitimes Research.

LED to account for 19% of transportation lamp revenues in 2015, says IHS

Jul 31, 10:58

LED lighting is forecast to reach 19% of total lamp revenues in transportation lighting in 2015, according to IHS. The total worldwide revenue for office lamps is projected to reach US$1 billion in 2015, of which US$0.2 billion is anticipated to be LED. LED, which is increasing its market penetration,...

Demand for UV-A LED may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 29, 12:08

As the LED backlighting market is approaching saturation and prices for LED lighting, despite growing demand, have been falling, many LED makers have been developing UV (ultraviolet)-A LED and prices for UV-A LED are expected to drop 20-30% in 2015. Consequently, demand for UV-A LED is likely to take...

Nichia obtains 2 white LED patents from EPO, enhances patent infringement charge against Everlight

Jul 27, 15:12

Japan-based Nichia has obtained two new white LED patents mainly concerning YAG phosphoric material from the European Patent Office (EPO). The two patents strengthen a pending charge against Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics and its Germany-based subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH for infringing...

LED grow light module markets to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021, says research firm

Jul 27, 15:02

LED grow light module markets, which totaled US$395 million in 2014, are forecast to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021. Rapid growth is anticipated as green house and plant factory growers find the LED grow lights improve agriculture, according to WinterGreen Research.

Epistar licenses LED filament patent to China-based Leedarson Lighting

Jul 24, 12:01

LED Epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has licensed its LED filament patent to China-based LED lighting maker Leedarson Lighting for making LED filament style light bulbs. The patent is valid in Taiwan, China, the US, Europe and other countries, according to the company.

LED prices in 3Q15 expected to be stable

Jul 23, 15:33

As prices for LED chips and LED packaging services dropped 10-17% in the first half of 2015, prices are expected to be stable in the third quarter due to peak demand, but may fall again in the fourth quarter and the first quarter of 2016 due to slow demand, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

China LED package market scale forecast to grow at a 5-year CAGR of 9% from 2014-2019, says firm

Jul 23, 14:22

The scale of the China LED package market grew 19% year on year to US$8.6 billion in 2014. The growth of the China LED package market will slow down in the next few years as LED prices continue to fall. Its market scale is forecast to grow at a five-year CAGR of 9% from 2014 to 2019, when it will reach...

China-based CEC to acquire Bridgelux

Jul 22, 11:35

Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (CEC), and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company.

Digitimes Research: Cree lowers 2Q15 forecast revenues due to keen competition

Jul 21, 11:30

Cree has lowered its revenues forecast for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (the second quarter of calendar year 2015), including a big decrease by US$35 million attributable to LED devices which consisted of US$27 million reduction in total inventory value of channels and US$8 million short of original...

Unity Opto Technology lands orders for LED light bulbs from Germany

Jul 20, 11:09

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders for LED light bulbs to replace 60W incandescent bulbs from retail chains in Germany, with shipments to begin in late August or September 2015, according to the company.

Global LED lighting production value in 2014 estimated at US$28.8 billion, says PIDA

Jul 20, 10:11

Global LED lighting production value in 2014 is estimated at US$28.8 billion, accounting for 26.3% of total production value for all types of lighting products, according to Taiwan-based Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

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