Taiwan market: Philips launches Hue 2.0 smart LED lighting
Aug 24, 12:21
Philips has launched Hue 2.0 series smart LED lighting systems in the Taiwan market, with an entry-level system consisting of three 800-lumen light bulbs, an E27 lamp holder and Hue Bridge 2.0 for sale at NT$7,499 (US$236) and a single Hue 2.0 light bulb at NT$2,199, according to Philips Taiwan.
Nichia wins German Federal Court judgment on validity of YAG patent
Aug 19, 12:00
The German Federal Court of Justice on August 16 determined that Japan-based LED maker Nichia's YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) phosphoric material patent EP (European patent code) 936 682, corresponding to German patent code DE 697 02 929, is valid. The judgment is final, meaning Taiwan-based LED packaging...
July global LED bulb price falls
Aug 11, 10:57
The global average retail price (ASP) for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W incandescent ones stood at US$9.5 in July, declining 0.7% on month, and 60W-equivalent ones' ASP was US$12.9, falling 0.6%, according to industry sources.
Epistar, Everlight see mixed July results
Aug 11, 10:53
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw July consolidated revenues of NT$2.181 billion (US$68.2 million) increase 3.52% on month and 3.33% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics had NT$2.267 billion, decreasing 6.30% on month but growing 0.59% on year, according...
Lextar reports net loss for 1H16
Aug 10, 11:29
LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported net loss of NT$141.million (US$4.49 million) or net loss per share of NT$0.24 for the first half of the year, on consolidated revenues of NT$6.99 billion.
Tons Lightology nets NT$2 per share for 1H16
Aug 5, 14:40
Lighting solution provider Tons Lightology posted consolidated revenues of NT$342.3 million (US$10.7 million), gross margin 35.55%, operating profit NT$52.8 million, net profit NT$38.5 million and net EPS NT$1.01 for second-quarter 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$628.7 million, gross margin...
MLS upbeat about synergy with Osram
Jul 28, 10:10
Germany-based Osram will sell its lamp business unit, Ledvance, to a China-based consortium of which LED packaging service provider MLS is one of the three members. The acquisition is motivated by the complementarity between MLS's large packaging capacity and Osram's international brand reputation,...
Osram to sell lamp business unit to China-based consortium
Jul 27, 15:45
Germany-based Osram has announced it has decided to sell its lamp business unit, Ledvance (LED + Advance), to a China-based consortium consisting of strategic investor IDG Capital Partners, LED packaging service provide MLS and Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center.
Epistar hikes prices for large-size LED chips due to higher DLC standards
Jul 21, 12:27
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in response to higher LED lighting standards specified in DLC (DesignLights Consortium) 4.0, has increased quotes for large-size LED chips specifically used to make LED lighting for sale in the US market by 30-40%, according to Taiwan-based LED packaging...
Handset LED market to decline, says IHS
Jul 18, 22:14
The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% from 2015 to 2021, according to IHS. Increased penetration of organic LEDs (OLED) is a primary reason for...
Digitimes Research: June 7W LED light bulb prices down in China market
Jul 11, 22:02
The June 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 10.8% from April to CNY24.9 (US$3.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) increased 5.1% to CNY30.7, according to Digitimes Research.
Delta Electronics revenues increase in June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:38
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.874 billion (US$555.02 million) for June 2016, increasing 0.5% on month and 5% on year.
MLS in strategic partnership with Yah Juang for LED lighting
Jul 11, 11:59
China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has signed a 5-year strategic partnership with Taiwan-based lighting solution provider Yah Juang Enterprise for promoting MLS' own brand Forest Lighting LED lighting products in the Taiwan market.
Everlight Electronics holds rosy 3Q16 business outlook
Jul 8, 10:14
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through October and is optimistic about business operations in the third quarter of 2016, according to the company.
Lextar revenues drop slightly in June
Jul 6, 11:26
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.165 billion (US$36.0 million) for June, slipping 1.56% sequentially and 2.14% on year.
Epistar-MLS cooperation scores points in India LED light bulb procurement
Jul 4, 11:04
LED wafer and chip maker Epistar has cooperated with China-based LED packaging service provider MLS to participate in the India government's open-bid competition for procuring LED light bulbs and has become a supplier of packaged LED chips for the three largest India-based LED light bulb assemblers,...
Everlight to expand packaging capacity to 5.8 billion LED chips
Jul 4, 10:54
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics will complete the construction of a factory in central Taiwan in third-quarter 2016, which will expand monthly LED chip packaging capacity from 4.8 billion currently to 5.8 billion, according to the company.
Everlight plays down impact of Japan patent infringement ruling
Jun 23, 11:45
The Tokyo District Court in Japan has ruled that Japan-based Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan have infringed Japan-based Nichia's patent JP3972943 regarding LED technology for imported blue-light LED products made by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, according to...
Epistar seeks to swing into profitability in 2H16
Jun 20, 12:38
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net lossses per share of NT$2.81 (US$0.086) for 2015 and NT$1.54 for first-quarter 2016, and has made efforts to improve operational efficiency in order to swing back to profitability in second-half 2016, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye...
Everlight Electronics expects 2H16 operations to improve
Jun 20, 11:30
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects operations in the second half of 2016 to be better than the first half mainly due to obtaining orders for TV LED backlights from new clients in South Korea and Japan, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.
Taiwan to install LED street lamps on expressways
Jun 14, 11:12
The Taiwan government is expected to replace about 1.2 million high pressure sodium lamps along the country's expressways with LED lamps begining from the end of 2016, according to industry sources.
Unity Opto Technology adjusts LED lighting product mix
Jun 13, 21:18
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology, in order to avoid price-cut competition with China-based makers, has adjusted LED lighting product mix by hiking the LED lighting revenue proportion for more profitable LED lamps from 30% in 2015 to 55% currently and lowering that for less profitable...
Epistar, Everlight report sequential declines in May revenues
Jun 13, 11:47
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported May consolidated revenues decreased 5.89% sequentially and 4.98% on year to reach NT$2.157 billion (US$66.2 million), while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has posted NT$2.311 billion in May consolidated revenues, dipping...
Opto Tech to expand IR LED receiver capacity
Jun 13, 11:37
Opto Tech has revealed it will expand monthly capacity by 100 million units for infrared (IR) LED receivers in third-quarter 2016 and another 100 million in the fourth quarter to reach 2.2 billion units by the end of 2016 to meet fast growing demand for these devices from the smart wearable market.
Computex 2016: ITRI showcasing UV-C LED sanitizer
Jun 1, 13:52
The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting a UV-C LED chopsticks sanitizer and UV-C LED water purifier at Computex 2016. Both devices destroy 99.99% of coliform bacillus and other disease-causing microbes in 90 seconds, according to ITRI.
Tons Lightology shareholders approve 2015 dividend of NT$3
Jun 1, 11:02
Shareholders of lamp ODM and lighting solution provider Tons Lightology, at its 2016 meeting on May 31, approved the distribution of a dividend per share of NT$3.00 (US$0.092), NT$2.80 in cash and NT$0.20 in stock, for 2015.
MLS raises CNY2.348 billion for expanding capacity
May 30, 21:29
The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has finished private placement for 83.83 million new shares at CNY28.01 (US$4.27) per share to raise additional paid-in capital of CNY2.348 billion for expanding production capacity, according to the company.
ITRI unveils UV-C LED chopsticks sanitizer
May 25, 11:37
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled Pocket Chopsticks Sanitizer, a UV-C LED sanitizer that it says can destroy 99.99% of coliform bacillus and other disease-causing microbes present on chopsticks in 90 seconds.
Lextar to move part of Taiwan LED packaging capacity to China
May 23, 11:20
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics will move part of LED packaging capacity at its factory in Taiwan to its factory in Suzhou, eastern China, to reduce production cost, with the relocation to be completed at the end of June 2016, according to the company.
StrongLED to see 2Q16 revenues double
May 20, 10:46
LED lighting solution provider StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman) is expected to see revenues for second-quarter 2016 double the sum of the previous quarter mainly due to completion of several LED lighting projects in China, according to market analysts.
Digitimes Research: April 7W LED light bulb prices in China market up
May 17, 11:50
April 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 4.9% on month to CNY27.9 (US$4.30), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased 2.3% to CNY29.2, according to Digitimes Research.
Everlight, Epistar report April revenues
Stockwatch - May 10, 14:05
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.412 billion (US$74.4 million) for April, decreasing 1.27% sequentially and 0.51% on year. LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's April consolidated revenues reached NT$2.292 billion, growing 2.65%...
Lextar expects LED lighting to drive 2016 growth
May 6, 11:09
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has begun to ship LED light tubes with ET8 electronic ballast and will offer LED light tubes in compliance with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification and DLC (DesignLights Consortium) v4.0 technical requirements specifically for the North America...
Taiwan makers expect DLC v4.0 to boost LED light tube exports to US
May 5, 10:01
The US government will implement DLC (DesignLights Consortium) technical requirements 4.0 (v4.0) for LED lighting products on January 1, 2017 and this is expected to be conducive to Taiwan-based LED light tube makers' exports to the US market, according to industry sources.
Laster Tech to begin LED headlight production in July
May 4, 11:15
Laster Tech will start production of LED headlights in July 2016 mainly for China-based automaker Great Wall Motors as well as China-based automotive lighting makers Shanghai Koito Automotive Lamp and Guangzhou Koito Automotive Lamp, according to the company.
China makers rush to produce LED filament light bulbs
Apr 27, 15:45
Many China-based LED lighting makers, in view of fast growing demand for LED filament lighting products, have stepped into production of LED filament light bulbs or lamps, according to industry sources.