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  • Several first-tier China PV makers to sell solar production lines, say Taiwan makers

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  • XMC to be China memory base, says DRAMeXchange

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  • Dassault Systemes expanding clients in Taiwan

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  • Taiwan market: TWM, FET extend deadlines for below NT$1,000 4G pricing for a month

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  • China market: Huawei launches Honor 7

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  • Acer opens BYOC experience center in Taiwan

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  • Taiwan IC design houses looking for more orders from China handset vendors

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  • Taiwan makers hold advantage for wearable PMOLED orders

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  • Taiwan market: Projector market at less than 20,000 units in 1Q15

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  • Wei Chi Energy, APPSRC cooperate to develop hybrid battery system for electric vehicles

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  • Tainergy Tech obtains solar cell orders with shipments scheduled through August

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  • Stagnant demand for tablets to continue in 2H15, say Taiwan makers

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Digitimes Research: LED makers extend development to IR, UV applications

Jun 30, 11:10

An international LED forum held in Taiwan in mid-June showed that makers have extended development and production from general lighting to IR (infrared), UV (ultraviolet) chips, and high-end automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Taiwan LED makers faced with decreased global TV demand, competition from China makers

Jun 29, 21:25

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers and LED packaging service providers have been faced with decreasing orders for LED backlighting from international LCD TV vendors due to stagnant growth in global demand for LCD TVs as well as increasing competition from China-based fellow makers, according...

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.

Cree announces LED business restructuring, US$500 million stock buyback authorization

Jun 25, 15:03

Cree has announced that the board of directors has approved a restructuring of the LED Products business, a US$500 million stock buyback authorization for fiscal year 2016, as well as its fiscal year 2016 annual operating plan that targets revenues to increase to US$1.8 billion, non-GAAP operating...

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...

Lite-On Technology chairman Raymond Soong

Merck invests US$33 million in new OLED production plant in Darmstadt

Jun 23, 21:13

With a EUR30 million (US$33.64 million) investment, Merck is strengthening its position in the OLED business and aims to be a leading supplier of OLED materials by 2018, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics expects sequential growth in 3Q15 business

Jun 18, 14:53

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects shipments and consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2015 to increase on quarter, company chairman Robert Yeh said at the 2015 shareholders meeting.

Everlight Electronics exhibiting IR and UV LED products at photonics show

Jun 17, 15:34

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is showcasing a variety of IR (infrared) LED and UV (ultraviolet) LED products at 2015 Photonics Festival in Taipei during June 16-18, according to the company.

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...

The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei

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.

IR LED market for surveillance applications to reach US$120 million in 2015, says firm

Jun 11, 15:39

The scale of the infrared (IR) LED market for surveillance applications during 2014 reached US$94 million and will reach US$120 million in 2015, according to LEDinside.

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...

Delta Electronics May revenues almost flat on year

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:54

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.164 billion (US$519.33 million) for May 2015, representing a 4.17% increase on month and 0.45% drop on year.

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.

Lextar Electronics to showcase DCOB modules at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Jun 8, 13:55

Lextar Electronics will exhibit DCOB (driver on chip on board) light engine modules at the 2015 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, June 9-12, according to the company.

Opto Tech expects 10-20% sequential growth in 2Q15 revenues

Jun 3, 16:52

LED device and display board maker Opto Tech expects its consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015 to grow 10-20% on quarter, according to the company.

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...

PoE systems, which integrate Ethernet communications and the supply of power

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,...

Osram wins preliminary judgment on LED latent infringement charge against Asustek

Jun 1, 12:11

Osram has announced a local court in Dusseldorf, Germany has made preliminary judgment that Taiwan-based IT vendor Asustek Computer infringed its German patent, DE 196 55 185, for the white-light LED used in Nexus 7 tablet.

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...

MLS president Lawrence Lin

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.

Global market for all LED lighting products will reach US$25.65 billion in 2015, says firm

May 20, 21:11

The scale of the global market for all LED lighting products will reach US$25.65 billion in 2015. And within this market, light tube and troffer/panel lights will make up US$3.44 billion and US$450 million, respectively, according to LEDinside.

Packaged LED lighting revenues reached US$6.6 billion in 2014, says firm

May 20, 21:01

Packaged LED lighting revenues reached US$6.6 billion in 2014, with roughly 70% revenue generated from mid- to low-power LEDs, according to IHS.

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%...

Lite-On Technology nets NT$0.71 per share for 1Q15

May 15, 11:24

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has posted consolidated revenues of NT$51.54 billion (US$1.69 billion) with net EPS of NT$0.71 for the first quarter of 2015.

India LED light bulb procurement leading to large price cuts, say Taiwan makers

May 13, 21:33

The India government has started open-bids for two million LED light bulbs in two years for subsidizing purchases by local consumers, and wining prices for a 7W-equivalent 600lm LED light bulb have drastically dropped from INR230 (US$3.59) to about INR100 in the first quarter of 2015 and further to...

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...

Annual LED lighting systems shipments to exceed 4.1 billion by 2024, says Navigant

May 12, 15:25

LED prices have declined to a point where this type of lighting is becoming the economical choice in almost every application. As such, the adoption of LED lighting is ramping up across all major end uses: commercial buildings, residential buildings, industrial buildings, and outdoor applications....

Delta Electronics sees April revenues fall on year

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:44

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.517 billion (US$505.18 million) for April 2015, representing a 5.23% increase on month and 4.43% drop on year.

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).

Digitimes Research: April 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up sequentially, down in China market

May 4, 21:40

April average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 23.4% on month to CNY35.9 (US$5.8), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased by 1.8% to CNY38.1, according to Digitimes Research.

Laster Tech becomes major automotive LED lighting supplier for Great Wall Motors

Apr 30, 11:00

Taiwan-based LED lighting maker Laster Tech has become a major supplier of automotive LED lamp modules for Great Wall Motors, a major SUV and pickup truck maker in China, according to Laster.

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.

EU postponement of energy-inefficient halogen bulbs ban until September 2018 to have varying results, says IHS

Apr 24, 10:35

The European Commission has voted to postpone the ban on energy-inefficient halogen bulbs until September 2018. The ban was originally planned for September 2016, as part of the wider strategy to promote more energy-efficient technologies, like compact fluorescent (CFL) and LED bulbs. The move will...

China records LED lighting exports worth US$1.59 billion in January-February

Apr 21, 11:04

China-based firms exported LED lighting products totaling US$1.59 billion during January-February 2015, hiking 42.3% on year, according to research organization GGII.

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...

Digitimes Research: Japan LED lighting penetration in 2015 to reach 78.6%

Apr 15, 21:39

Demand for all types of lighting products in the Japan market in 2015 is estimated at a total value of JPY646 billion (US$5.39 billion) and LED lighting will account for 78.6% (penetration), according to Digitimes Research.

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