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China market for packaged LEDs to grow at single-digit annual rate, says firm

Nov 25, 14:58

Due to oversupply and price competition between suppliers of lighting LEDs, IHS forecasts China's total market for packaged LEDs will grow at a single- digit annual rate.

Samsung, LG to focus on white flip chip LED technology for TVs, says report

Nov 18, 15:57

Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics will reportedly switch to white flip chip LED technology for use in TV backlighting in 2016, according to a new report from Korea-based ET News.

Harvatek starts production of LED-embedded yarn

Nov 16, 21:44

LED packaging service provider Harvatek, viewing that LED lighting prices keep falling due to persistent price-cut competition, has started production of LED-embedded yarn and began shipments in small volumes in October 2015, according to the company.

Sports wear made of fabric woven from LED-embedded yarn

Everlight, AOT net NT$3.01, NT$1.68 per share for January-September

Nov 16, 11:19

LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) generated net EPS of NT$3.01 and NT$1.68, respectively, for January-September 2015, according to the companies.

LED lighting market to reach US$30.5 billion in 2016, says firm

Nov 13, 14:47

The scale of the LED lighting market will reach US$25.7 billion in 2015 and expand to US$30.5 billion in 2016. The penetration rate of LED lighting is also projected to climb from 31% in 2015 to 36% in 2016, according to LEDinside.

Prices of LED light bulbs bounce back slightly in October as aggressive pricing put on hold in the US and Europe, says LEDinside

Nov 13, 11:54

According to LEDinside, the global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs rose 2.8% to US$11.10 in October, while 60W replacement bulbs rose 3.5% to US$15. LEDinside analyst Allen Yu said that vendors in the US and Europe have called a truce in their price war after three consecutive quarters...

Everlight sees decreased October revenues

Nov 11, 11:22

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.321 billion (US$71.4 million) for October, decreasing 6.85% on month and 17.29% on year.

Lextar, Unity Opto see on-month growth in October revenue

Nov 9, 11:06

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics saw consolidated revenues of NT$1.308 billion (US$40.2 million) for October increase 2.67% on month and 17.19% on year, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology had those of NT$588 million growing...

China LED makers see mixed growth in January-September

Nov 5, 15:37

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker San'an Optoelectronics saw revenues of CNY3.602 billion (US$576 million) and net profit of CNY1.447 billion for January-September 2015 increase 3.55% and 37.82% respectively on year, while fellow maker HC SemiTek had revenues of CNY699 million growing...

Digitimes Research: October LED light bulb prices mixed in China market

Nov 5, 14:30

October average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 9.7% on month to CNY29.8 (US$4.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 1.9% to CNY36.9, according to Digitimes Research.

Tons Lightology aims to hike revenue proportion for own-brand sales

Nov 4, 11:47

Lighting vendor Tons Lightology had 10-15% of consolidated revenues for first-half 2015 coming from own-brand device sales and aims to increase the revenue proportion to 15-20% in the second half and over 20% in 2016, according to the company.

OLEDWorks finalizes acquisition of key parts of Philips OLED light source components business

Nov 3, 22:08

OLEDWorks has announced that it has completed the acquisition of key OLED assets and relevant intellectual property from Royal Philips. Manufacturing will continue in the existing facility in Aachen, Germany with the establishment of OLEDWorks GmbH. OLEDWorks announced this acquisition in April 2015...

Expansion by China makers to increase global LED chip capacity by 8% in 4Q15

Oct 26, 15:15

As subsidies offered by local governments in China for procuring MOCVD sets will end soon, some of China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are procuring such equipment and most of the additional MOCVD sets are expected to come into operation by the end of 2015, according to industry sources...

Ledlink Optics starts production of optical lenses for LED automotive lighting, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 22, 11:48

Ledlink Optics, a Taiwan-based maker of secondary optical lenses specifically for use in LED lighting, has begun production for automotive applications, including headlights, daytime running lamps, brake lights and fog lights, for international automotive lighting module OEMs, according to Chinese-language...

Everlight to have employees take 1-week unpaid leave in November

Oct 21, 11:07

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics will have its employees take 1-week leave without pay in November in an attempt to reduce operating costs and inventory buildup, according to industry sources.

Philips asks for reduction in ex-factory price for LED light bulbs to US$0.80 in 2016, say Taiwan makers

Oct 19, 13:41

Philips has asked Taiwan- and China-based ODMs/OEMs to lower ex-factory prices for an LED light bulb to US$0.80 in 2016, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan to replace 700,000 mercury vapor street lamps with LED ones in 2016

Oct 19, 10:21

The Taiwan government has set aside a budget of NT$5.49 billion (US$169 million) to subsidize local governments to procure about 700,000 LED street lamps via open-bids to replace existing mercury vapor ones in 2016.

Unity Opto selling Toshiba LED light bulbs in Europe

Oct 14, 16:12

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has begun selling Toshiba LED light bulbs in the Europe market and expects monthly shipments to reach 10 million units, according to the company.

Rebounding market demand eases LED bulb and package pricing declines in September 2015, says report

Oct 14, 14:44

LED market conditions have been fairly challenging for manufacturers in 2015, with notable price declines throughout July to August. However, improving market conditions in September has slowed down price drops of certain LED bulb products, according to a new report from LEDinside.

LED lighting demand in main ASEAN countries estimated at US$1.5 billion in 2015

Oct 14, 12:06

Demand for LED lighting in six main member countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in 2015 is estimated at US$1.5 billion, accounting for 31.3% of total market value of US$4.8 billion for all types of lighting, according to LEDinside.

Harvatek, TTRI set up joint venture for LED embedded yarn

Oct 13, 11:32

LED packaging service provider Harvatek has established a joint venture with government-sponsored Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) for developing LED embedded yarn, with the joint venture responsible for competing for orders and Harvatek for production, according to the company.

Six China LED makers receive government subsidies in 3Q15

Oct 13, 11:29

Six China-based LED firms obtained subsidies of CNY391.43 million (US$62.1 million) in total from local governments in the country in thrid-quarter 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Taiwan market: Japan-based Sansui Electric launches inexpensive LED light bulbs

Oct 12, 20:25

Japan-based own-brand audio and video equipment maker Sansui Electric has launched inexpensive LED light bulbs in the Taiwan market, with a 6W LED light bulb equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb for sale at NT$99 (US$3.0) and a 9W one equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb at NT$149 with 2-year warranty,...

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.

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