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Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14

Aug 1, 11:31

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.308 billion (US$778 million), gross margin of 13.38%, net profit of NT$1.427 billion and net EPS of NT$3.07 for first-half 2014.

Taiwan sets quality standards for LED light bulbs

Jul 30, 14:59

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced national quality standards for LED light bulbs: CNS 15436 regarding safety requirements, CNS 15630 regarding performance requirements and CNS 14115 regarding electromagnetic interfere...

Everlight to expand monthly LED packaging capacity to 4 billion chips, says chairman

Jul 28, 10:09

Everlight Electronics started expanding its LED packaging capacity in June and when the expansion completes in September, its monthly capacity will have increased by 500 million LED chips to reach four billion units in total, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Everlight chairman Robert Yeh speaking

Unity Opto expected to ship 20 million LED light bulbs in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 22, 15:06

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology is expected to ship 20 million LED light bulbs in 2014, 2.86 times its shipments in 2013, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

LED luminaires and lamps for high-bay lighting applications to reach US$7 billion in annual revenues by 2021, says Navigant

Jul 18, 10:50

The market for high-bay lighting in commercial buildings is undergoing a rapid shift from traditional, fluorescent luminaires and lamps to LEDs. While fluorescent lights are expected to remain the best-selling technology for high-bay applications over the next seven years, falling prices and rising...

Genesis Photonics June revenues down sequentially

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:09

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$397 million (US$13.2 million) for June, decreasing 5.82% on month but increasing 27.54% on year, NT$1.206 billion for the second quarter, growing 10.69% on quarter, and NT$2.295 billion for January-June,...

Everlight sales down 2.63% in June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:00

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.532 billion (US$84.4 million) for June, decreasing 2.63% on month but increasing 33.83% on year, NT$7.690 billion for the second quarter, growing 23.48% on quarter, and NT$13.918 billion for January-June,...

Lighting-use LED market scale to reach US$4.88 billion in 2014, says LEDinside

Jul 10, 15:03

The global high brightness LED market scale will reach US$14.4 billion in 2014 and is estimated to increase to US$16.6 billion by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 4%, according to LEDinside. The LED package market value for lighting applications meanwhile will reach US$4.88 billion and maintain...

Digitimes Research: China market sees mixed LED bulb pricing trend in June

Jul 10, 10:43

June average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 7.8% on month to CNY34.50 (US$5.50), while 9W ones (equivalent to 60W incandescent models) saw their average price increase 2.6% to CNY47, according to Digitimes Research.

Lite-On Technology sees increased June revenues

Jul 9, 14:30

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.242 billion (US$674 million) for June, increasing 2.79% sequentially and 17.64% on year. Second-quarter consolidated revenues totaled NT$58.85 billion, growing 14.51% sequentially, while the January-June period saw NT$110.241...

Global LED lamp average retail price falls 11.8% in June 2014 from year earlier, says IHS

Jul 8, 14:35

The global average retail price of LED lamps in June 2014 was US$21.80, down 6.1% from the prior month, and down 11.8% compared to the same time in June 2013, according to IHS.

Unity Opto to expand LED lighting capacity

Jul 4, 10:23

Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has invested NT$1.23 billion (US$40.8 million) to set up production capacity for LED light bulbs, tubes and lamps and will gradually expand monthly capacity from one million units currently to over three million, according to the comp...

LED lighting will constitute nearly 94% of annual street lighting sales worldwide by 2023, says Navigant

Jul 3, 16:17

Falling prices for LED street lights have spurred a global transition from older lamp technologies to newer, more efficient, and more controllable LEDs. LEDs offer city residents improved nighttime visibility and city managers cost savings from reductions in both energy consumption and maintenance...

Lextar June revenues hit record

Jul 3, 11:01

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.355 billion (US$45 million) for June, the highest monthly figure ever with growth of 7.35% on month and of 5.02% on year.

Taiwan sets minimum luminous efficiency for LED lighting

Jul 1, 12:00

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on July 1 brought into force a required minimum luminous efficiency of 75lm/W for indoor LED white-light bulbs and 70lm/W for indoor LED yellow-light bulbs, according to the MOEA.

Lighting accounts for one-quarter of all LED driver IC revenues in 2013, says IHS

Jun 27, 14:13

One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on LED drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business, according to IHS Technology.

Streetlights to lead growth in high-power LED shipments, says DisplaySearch

Jun 24, 15:19

Shipments of high-power LED chips used in streetlights, direct backlit LCD displays, spotlights, and other applications that require higher brightness are expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% between 2014-2017, according to DisplaySearch. The firm forecasts that high-power LED demand will increase from...

First China supplier breaks into top 10 LED rankings in 2013, says IHS

Jun 20, 14:51

China's massive investments in LED manufacturing capacity are paying off, with a China-based company entering the top ranks of the global market for the first time ever, according to IHS.

Unity Opto expects shipments to peak in 3Q14

Jun 20, 10:37

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through October 2014 and expects to reach peak shipments in the third quarter, according to company chairman Wu Qing-hui.

Formosa Epitaxy inks strategic alliance with TCL, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 19, 11:45

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy has formed a strategic alliance with China-based vendor TCL with a chief aim to increase supply of backlights-use LED chips for TCL's LCD TVs and smartphones, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (

Everlight looks to automotive LED applications, says chairman

Jun 12, 11:41

For LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, automotive applications will be the most important market segment, especially in the China market, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Everlight chairman Robert Yeh

Epistar, Everlight May revenues hit records for 3rd, 2nd time straight

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 14:09

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on June 9 reported May consolidated revenues of NT$2.796 billion (US$92.7 million), hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw those of NT$2.601 billion, hitting a monthly...

Unity Opto sees May revenues decrease

Jun 9, 10:25

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology had consolidated revenues of NT$618 million (US$20.5 million) for May decreasing 22.85% on month and 12.75% on year, and NT$3.333 billion for January-May increasing 4.22% on year.

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China up sequentially in May

Jun 6, 14:05

May average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent) in the China market rose 4.2% on month to CNY37.4 (US$5.90), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent) increased 2.7% to CNY45.80, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar Electronics May revenues up sequentially

Jun 6, 10:38

Taiwan-based vertically integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.262 billion (US$41.9 million) for May, increasing 7.31% sequentially but decreasing 4.39% on year. January-May consolidated revenues reached NT$5.660 billion, rising 4.34% on year.

LED bulb ASP drops in April, with price drops most notable in China, says LEDinside

Jun 4, 15:45

The global 40W equivalent LED bulb ASP dipped 1.5% in April 2014 to US$14.70, with price decreases most evident in China. Additionally, the global 60W equivalent LED bulb ASP dropped 2.5% to US$20.20, according to LEDinside.

Lextar Electronics to showcase products at exhibition in southern China

Jun 3, 21:50

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics will showcase its latest products at the 2014 Quangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in Guangzhou, southern China, during June 9-12, according to the company.

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside

May 27, 16:21

Out of sapphire substrate non-LED applications, mobile devices have shown the strongest demand. Sapphire substrate non-LED applications are projected to reach a 32% share in 2014, with mobile device applications taking a 21% share, according to LEDinside.

LED backlighting component makers see increased orders from Samsung

May 20, 15:12

LED backlighting component makers are seeing increased orders from Samsung Electronics as the company prepares for a surge in shipments throughout May and June.

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 a prevailing decision from the Japan Patent Office (JPO).

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China market up sequentially in April

May 16, 15:30

April average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market rose by 5.9% on month to CNY35.9 (US$5.7), while 9W (equivalent to 60W incandescent) models saw an 1.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

International LED package makers contend for market share in China, says LEDinside

May 15, 14:09

China's LED package industry market scale reached US$7.2 billion in 2013, up 20% from the year before, according to LEDinside. China has become the largest maker of LED products, and the rapidly increasing LED lighting penetration rate in the nation is driving up LED component demand volume, making...

Epistar April revenues hit record

May 12, 10:21

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.510 billion (US$83.0 million) for April, its highest monthly figure on record, with growth of 5.92% on month and 30.81% on year, and NT$8.751 billion for January-April, hiking 40.17% on year,...

Unity Opto April revenues hit 18-month high

May 8, 15:24

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology on May 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$800 million (US$26.4 million) for April, its highest monthly level since November 2012, with growth of 6.31% on month and 14.80% on year, and NT$2.715 billion for January-April, rising on year by 9.0...

Lextar April revenues up on month

May 6, 10:46

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.176 billion (US$38.9 million) for April, increasing 4.76% on month but decreasing 5% on year. January-April consolidated revenues grew 7.14% on year to NT$4.398 billion.

LED luminaire shipments for outdoor and parking applications to reach 14 million by 2023, says Navigant

May 2, 15:46

Outdoor lighting systems are a major contributor to global energy use. Today, the market segment is dominated by fluorescent, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps. Over the next 10 years, however, LEDs will become the leading lamp type for outdoor installations. According to Navigant Research,...

Taiwan LED chip makers expect to see increased orders from Korea TV vendors in 2Q14

May 2, 11:49

Taiwan LED chip makers expect to benefit from orders from Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics for direct-type LED TVs as of the second quarter of 2014.

Taiwan market: LEDs can save 45.9% of lighting power consumption, say analysts

Apr 28, 10:43

The total electricity used in industrial, commercial, residential and public (including street lamps) lighting in Taiwan in 2013 has been estimated at 22 billion kWh, and if all lighting had used LEDs, the total power consumption could have been reduced by 45.9% to 11.9 billion kWh, equivalent to 24.3%...

Unity Opto buys factory to expand LED lighting capacity

Apr 25, 16:20

LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology has acquired an existing factory in northern Taiwan at NT$1.23 billion (US$40.7 million) specifically for expanding LED lighting production capacity to meet expected increases in orders mainly from the US and Europe markets, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan flip-chip LED production value in 2014 estimated at US$160 million

Apr 25, 15:33

Taiwan-based flip-chip LED makers generated a total production value of US$11.63 million in the first quarter of 2014, taking up 3.1% of total LED production value, and flip-chip LED production value in 2014 is expected to reach US$160 million, accounting for 9.2% of total LED production value, according...

Philips announces 1Q14 results

Apr 22, 15:53

Philips has reported first-quarter 2014 sales of EUR5 billion (US$6.9 billion) and operational results of EUR368 million.

40W LED bulb prices drop in March, says LEDinside

Apr 21, 21:49

The global 40W equivalent LED bulb ASP dipped slightly by 1.3% in March to US$14.90, with the price decrease most evident in China, according to LEDinside. The ASP for 60W equivalent LED bulbs did not fluctuate and remained at US$20.80.

Taiwan LED firms hold rosy business outlook for 2Q14

Apr 21, 10:10

Taiwan-based LED chip makers and packaging houses are generally optimistic about their business operations in the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to strong demand from LCD TVs and mobile terminal devices, and in lighting, according to some LED companies.

Industrial electronics chip market rebounds, says IHS

Apr 15, 14:44

Powered by the freshly fueled gears of reviving economies, the global market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications overcame a serious fall in 2012 and roared back to life in 2013, boding well for an even more energetic 2014, according to IHS.

Lite-On Technology March revenues increase

Apr 9, 11:40

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.275 billion (US$602 million) for March, rising 18.76% sequentially and 11.21% on year, and January-March consolidated revenues reached NT$51.392 billion, up 10.68% on year.

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China fall in March

Apr 8, 11:33

March average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market slipped 11.0% sequentially to CNY33.9 (US$5.5), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) saw a 2.9% decline to CNY44.0, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar, Unity Opto see increased March revenues

Apr 8, 10:54

Lextar Electronics, a vertically-integrated LED firm, has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$1.123 billion (US$37.0 million), up 27.42% sequentially and 3.22% on year. LED packager Unity Opto Technology had NT$753 million in March consolidated revenues, growing 25.17% sequentially and 6.88%...

Philips and ABB announce collaboration to simplify integration of connected lighting systems

Apr 1, 15:43

ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device control for commercial buildings.

Lextar to debut white chip LED featuring substrate-free flip chip and phosphor molding process

Apr 1, 14:16

Lextar Electronics will debut a package-free "white chip" LED technology that features substrate-free flip chip and phosphor molding process, and can be fabricated by current SMT equipment. The white chip is a chip scale die without packaging process, featuring high lumen densities, high...

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