LED tight supply to remain until 3Q17
Apr 19, 11:13
Supply of LED chips produced by China- and Taiwan-based makers has been tight and the situation will remain until the third quarter of 2017 when major China makers ramp up their new production capacity, according to China-based LED packaging service providers. The tight supply partly stems from strong...
Macroblock ships more small pitch LED display products in 1Q17
Newswatch - Apr 17, 13:50
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported consolidated revenues of NT$231 million (US$7.618 million) for March, up 13.6% on month and 13.9% on year. For the first quarter of 2017, revenues totaled NT$610 million, increasing 13.3% from a year earlier.
Nan Ya Photonics steps into PV EPC business
Apr 14, 14:49
LED lighting maker Nan Ya Photonics has stepped into undertaking EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) and 15-20 year maintenance for rooftop PV systems and PV power-generating stations, according to the company.
Nikkiso to set up UV-C LED joint venture in Taiwan
Apr 14, 12:20
Japan-based medical and industrial equipment maker Nikkiso will set up a joint-venture, Nikkiso Formosa, to make UV-C LED chips and devices in Taiwan with petrochemical maker Formosa Petrochemical. Production will begin by the end of 2017 at the earliest, according to industry sources.
ITRI showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at TiLS
Apr 13, 15:46
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting flexible OLED lighting panels with thickness of 0.5mm at the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to ITRI.
Unity Opto adjusting LED lighting product mix
Apr 13, 11:23
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology is decreasing production for light bulbs and increasing that for more profitable lamps, with the proportion of lighting revenues for the former to slip to 20% and the latter to rise to 70-80%, according to company chairman Wu Ching-huei.
Everlight, Epistar see on-month growth in March revenues
Apr 10, 11:39
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw March consolidated revenues of NT$2.536 billion (US$83.4 million) increase 18.51% on month and 3.82% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had revenues of NT$2.231 billion, growing 22.45% on month but slipping 0.08% on year,...
MLS to have full control of Ledvance
Apr 6, 11:44
The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will spend up to CNY4 billion (US$580 million) acquiring the whole ownership of Guangdong Mingxin Optoelectronic, which holds a 100% stake in Ledvance, originally a lighting business unit of Osram.
Everlight to expand LED packaging capacity
Apr 5, 11:28
Everlight Electronics has disclosed it will expand its annual LED packaging capacity from 4.5 billion chips currently to 5.5 billion, with most of the additional capacity to be used for fine pixel pitch displays and automotive lighting.
Taiwan makers competing in China LED automotive lighting market
Mar 31, 15:44
In view of fast growing demand for LED automotive lighting in the China market, some Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers and LED automotive lighting module makers have been competing for orders there, according to industry sources.
China LED chip makers expanding capacities
Mar 28, 14:54
Sanan Optoelectronics, the largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, is expanding production capacity through adding 94 MOCVD sets to a total of 380 at the end of 2017, while fellow maker Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology will start operations at its new factory with monthly production...
Everlight Electronics nets NT$4.13 per share for 2016
Stockwatch - Mar 27, 10:24
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has released its financial report for 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$29.347 billion (US$926 million), gross margin NT$24.47%, net operating profit NT$2.136 billion, net profit NT$1.840 billion and net EPS NT$4.13, and decided to distribute...
MLS to set up joint venture in US
Mar 23, 15:17
The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has signed with US-based LED lighting vendor Lighting Science Group (LGS) and LGS' subsidiary LGS MLS JV Holdings (SPV) to establish a US-based joint venture, Global Value Lighting, with MLS to invest US$4.9 million for a 49% stake and SPV...
Bright Led shipping LED lighting modules to aircraft maker
Mar 15, 10:02
LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics has obtained orders from a US-based aircraft maker for SMD (surface mount device) LED lighting modules used in airplane cabins, and small-volume shipments already began at the end of 2016, with supply to last 4-5 years, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: February 7W LED light bulb prices up, 9W down
Mar 10, 11:20
February 2017 average retail prices for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 0.8% from December 2016 to CNY26.5 (US$3.9), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) decreased 4.6% to CNY29, according to Digitimes Research.
Lextar suffers net loss per share of NT$1.28 for 2016
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 11:04
LED wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$13.789 billion (US$434 million), gross margin of 5.69%, net operating loss of NT$682 million, net loss of NT$728 million and net loss per share of NT$1.28.
Harvatek infringes on Nichia patent in Germany
Mar 9, 15:36
The Dusseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement of Japan-based Nichia's YAG (a material used to make white LED chips) Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Harvatek in four white LED products, according to Nichia.
Everlight, Epistar see increased February revenues
Mar 9, 10:40
LED packaging service provider Everlight Elctronics has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.140 billion (US$69.7 million), increasing 4.96% sequentially and 1.72% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.822 billion, growing 8.30%...
eMemory NeoFuse IP implemented for OLED applications
Mar 8, 21:38
Taiwan-based eMemory Technology's NeoFuse IP has been implemented in high-voltage (HV) platforms across all process nodes from 0.11-micron to 40nm by six leading foundries responding to the rising demand for OLED display applications, according to the embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider.
China LED lighting makers to hike prices due to rising costs
Mar 7, 11:39
In response to increased material costs for aluminum substrates, copper foil, plastic and paper boxes for product transportation, China-based LED lamp and light bulb/tube makers will hike quotes by 5-15% and 8-15% respectively, according to industry sources.
Mikro Mesa setting up Micro LED lab in China
Mar 1, 15:31
Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology is setting up a Micro LED panel laboratory in Chongqing City, western China, through cooperation with China-based TFT-LCD panel maker Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology, with completion scheduled for October 2017, according to company founder Chen Li-yi.
Philips Lighting boosting CityTouch
Feb 17, 15:18
Philips Lighting Holding has been promoting CityTouch, an in-house-developed software management system for managing, monitoring and maintaining connected street lighting systems, since 2012 and has set up CityTouch platforms in more than 530 areas in 33 countries, according to president Eric Yu for...
Interview with MLS CEO: MLS poised to closely cooperate with Ledvance
Feb 15, 13:29
Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as well as Committee on Foreign Investment in US (CFIUS) under the US Department of the Treasury have approved Germany-based Osram Licht AG's proposed sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium of which MLS, the largest...
CFIUS gives green light to Osram sale of Ledvance to China-based consortium
Feb 13, 21:22
The Committee on Foreign Investment in US (CFIUS) under the US Department of the Treasury has approved Germany-based Osram Licht AG's proposed sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium, and as Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology did so in January 2017,...
Digitimes Research: IR LED, laser LED widely used in range finding
Feb 13, 14:26
Due to fast development in robots, drones, AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and self-driving technologies, infrared (IR) LED, laser LED, ultrasonic and radio frequency applications are used to support obstacle-avoiding range-finding features, and IR LED and laser LED have been particularly widely used,...
MLS hikes prices for some products
Feb 13, 11:27
The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has taken the initiative to hike quotes by 15% for some LED packaging, according to industry sources.
Lite-On sees revenues drop in January
Stockwatch - Feb 8, 21:52
Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.215 billion (US$520.94 million) for January 2017, representing a 24.18% drop on month and 6.48% drop on year.
Formosa Petrochemical, Nikkiso to set up UV LED joint-venture
Stockwatch - Jan 26, 14:13
Petrochemical maker Formosa Petrochemical on January 25 announced the establishment of a joint-venture to make UV (ultraviolet) LED products, Nikkiso Formosa, with Japan-based medical and industrial equipment maker Nikkiso.
Everlight Electronics aims at 2-digit growth in 2017 revenues
Jan 13, 10:35
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, despite on-year growth of 1.57% in 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$29.272 billion (US$919 million), aims at double-digit growth in 2017 consolidated revenues, with growth mainly coming from infrared LEDs used in IoT, LED automotive lighting, fine...
Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase
Jan 12, 14:53
Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.
Sony micro LED displays close to commercialization
Jan 11, 15:45
Sony showcased CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) large-size displays at CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, signaling that commercial application of micro LED will soon take off, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.
Everlight, Epistar see decreased December revenues
Jan 10, 11:20
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.535 billion (US$79.2 million) for December, decreasing 4.44% sequentially and 1.71% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has disclosed its consolidated revenues for the month slipped...
Lextar sees decreased December revenues
Jan 6, 11:23
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.053 billion (US$32.9 million) for December, dropping 7.49% on month and 7.22% on year.
MLS to expand capacity ahead of schedule
Jan 4, 21:53
China's largest LED packaging service provider MLS originally planned to expand its monthly packaging capacity from 60-70 billion LED chips currently to 150 billion units by the end of 2018, but has sped up expansion to reach the target by the end of 2017, according to the company.
MLS hopes Germany will green-light Ledvance acquisition
Dec 27, 21:54
Germany-based Osram Licht AG in late July 2016 announced the sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium of LED packaging service provider MLS, Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center and IDG Capital Partners at EUR400 million (US$418 million), and the consortium in September-October...