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  • Pegatron reports decreased revenues for November

    IT + CE | Dec 11, 17:41

  • Lite-On Tech revenues drop on year in November

    IT + CE | Dec 11, 17:41

  • Radiant Opto reports increased revenues for November

    Displays | Dec 11, 17:40

  • D-Link revenues drop on year in November

    Mobile + telecom | Dec 11, 17:40

  • Foxconn Technology revenues surge 140% on year in November

    IT + CE | Dec 11, 17:39

  • Daxin enjoys growing performance in year-to-date results

    Before Going to Press | 10h 26min ago

  • Worldwide smart speaker sales expected to reach 30-50 million units in 2018

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • Topco sees small on-year growth in November revenues

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • Solomon Technology partners with UR for 3D vision technology development

    Before Going to Press | 10h 59min ago

  • Taiwan market: Nexstgo announces Avita Liber series notebook

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  • China module suppliers gaining ground in smartphone competition

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  • Cooling fan maker Power Logic scheduled for listing on December 28

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Edison Opto expects strong growth in LED automotive lighting shipments in 2018

Dec 11, 10:49

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto began shipping LED automotive taillights and indoor lights on an OEM basis in October 2017 and expects such shipments to significantly increase in 2018, according to the company.

China LED lighting exports fall in October, says GGII

Dec 7, 12:04

China's LED lighting sector recorded total export value of US$1.379 billion in October 2017, slipping 29% sequentially due to off-season effects, according to Shenzhen Gaogong Industry Research (GGII).

Harvatek to boost IR LED device production in China

Dec 7, 11:47

LED packaging service provider Harvatek will invest CNY7.5 million (US$1.13 million) to take a 75% stake in an existing factory in Guangzhou, southern China, mainly for production of infrared (IR) LED devices, according to the company.

Lextar sees decreased November revenues

Dec 6, 13:30

Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$892.8 million (US$29.6 million) for November, falling 5.06% on month and 21.60% on year, due to decreased shipments of LED lighting products and backlighting devices.

Mini LEDs to be used in backlighting in 2018

Dec 5, 11:32

Mini LED chips sized 100-200 micrometers size are set to be used in LCD TV, monitor, and smartphone panel backlighting, and fine-pixel pitch displays in 2018, according to industry sources.

Opto Tech, Tyntek to expand IR LED sensing device production capacities

Nov 30, 10:49

LED chip and packaging service providers Opto Tech and Tyntek will expand production capacities for infrared (IR) LED sensing devices, according to industry sources.

Delta to install smart streetlamps supporting NB-IoT in industrial parks

Nov 28, 16:23

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will install smart LED streetlamps which can be remotely controlled via NB-IoT networks in four industrial parks in northern Taiwan, according to the company.

Everlight wins bid to supply LED streetlamps in India, says paper

Nov 27, 16:14

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has teamed up with an India-based LED system vendor to win bids to procure LED streetlamps held by a few state governments in southern India and will install about 100,000 LED streetlamps in these states beginning 2018, Taipei Times cited...

Digitimes Research: UV-C LED power output increases to 70-75mW

Nov 27, 12:29

UV-C (in wavelength of 200-280nm) LED power output has increased to 70-75mW with application extending from disinfection of personal devices to medium-scale sterilization or purification.

Osram starts operation at new LED chip plant in Kulim, Malaysia

Nov 24, 14:18

Osram's new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, has kicked off operation, as the lighting vendor continues to expand its production capacity.

AUO to adopt mini LED backlighting in 2018, but micro LED development continues, says chairman

Nov 24, 12:18

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will adopt mini LED chips for backlighting in 2018, but the move will not affect its development of micro LED applications, which will take a long time to commercialize, according to company chairman and CEO Paul Peng.

AUO chairman and CEO Paul Peng

Laster to develop over 10 LED headlight models in 2018

Nov 22, 14:41

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech will develop more than 10 headlight models in 2018, expecting the revenue proportion for headlight segment to rise from below 10% in 2017 to over 10% next yeat, the company said at a November 21 investor conference.

Demand for LED automotive lighting rising in China

Nov 22, 14:31

Demand for LED automotive lighting in the China market keeps growing, with demand focusing on taillights, brake lights, direction indicators, dashboard displays and in-car lamps, according to industry sources.

China Electric to offer energy-saving lighting

Nov 22, 11:12

Taiwan-based China Electric is poised to apply for energy-saving certification for lighting products in order to receive government subsidies.

Commentary: Micro LED development to benefit from micro-assembly

Nov 21, 15:40

Integrating micro LED chips with various ICs and biometrics sensors using micro-assembly technology offers many business opportunities.

Epistar expects mini LED to be growth driver in 2018

Nov 21, 13:11

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is poised to produce mini LED chips for smartphone and TV backlighting and expects mini LED to be a major growth driver in 2018, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye.

Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye (right)

Acer digital signage products enter Japan market, says paper

Nov 20, 16:04

Acer has partnered with Japan-based software integration service provider SMedio to begin marketing its digital signage products in Japan's smart retailing market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Ledtech inaugurates new LED lighting factory in China

Nov 20, 10:59

LED packaging service provider Ledtech Electronics has inaugurated a new factory in Zhaoqing, southern China, which will focuses on production of low-temperature LED lighting devices used in refrigerated and freezing equipment, according to company chairman and CEO Liu Shou-hsiung.

Ledtech ramping up low-temperature LED lighting capacity

Apple reportedly whittles down micro LED R&D team in Taiwan

Nov 20, 10:07

Apple has reportedly downsized its R&D team for development of micro LED display products in Longtan, northern Taiwan, due to issues related to mass transfer of micro LED chips onto receiver substrates, according to sources from Taiwan's upstream LED suppliers.

Everlight 3Q17 EPS at NT$0.64

Nov 10, 15:44

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported EPS of NT$0.64 for third-quarter 2017, with EPS for January-September reaching NT$2.20.

Lextar, Unity Opto, Edison Opto post mixed results for January-September

Nov 10, 15:40

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics and LED packagers Unity Opto Technology and Edision Opto have released their financial reports for third-quarter 2017, with Lextar netting NT$0.17 per share and Unity Opto and Edison Opto suffering net loss per share of NT$0.74 and NT$0.72 respectively...

Digitimes Research: October 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China drop

Nov 10, 11:17

October 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in China decreased 3.2% from August 2017 to reach CNY24.3 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) also saw pricing drop 27.2% to CNY23.5, according to Digitimes Research.

I-Chiun losses continue in 3Q17

Nov 9, 12:27

I-Chiun Precision Industry, a maker of lead frames used in LED packaging, recorded continued net operating loss of NT$42.4 million (US$1.4 million) for third-quarter 2017 mainly arising from price competition for SMD lead frames in the China market, the company has disclosed.

EOSRL forms consortium to develop micro LED panels for AR/VR devices

Nov 8, 15:08

The Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) has formed the Consortium for Intelligent Micro-assembly System to develop monocrhome blue-light micro LED panels coated with quantum dot materials by integrating quantum dot material suppliers, IC design houses and LED makers....

LedLink expects secondary lenses for LED automotive lighting to drive growth

Nov 8, 14:49

LedLink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses for LED lighting, expects applications for automotive lighting to drive business growth, according to the company.

Lextar ships LED backlighting devices for automotive, quantum-dot displays

Nov 7, 12:16

LED vertically-integrated firm Lextar Electronics has disclosed it has begun shipments of LED backlighting applications for automotive and quantum-dot displays, as well as new models for gaming monitors and games consoles. Lextar has increased the proportion of LED backlighting devices for high-end...

Ledtech constructing LED plant in China

Nov 7, 12:00

LED packaging service provider Ledtech Electronics has disclosed it is constructing a plant in Zhaoqing, southern China, with investment of CNY97 million (US$14.6 million), and the new plant with automated production lines will be completed in November 2017.

Ledtech chairman and CEO Liu Shou-hsiung

EOSRL cooperates with PlayNitride, Macroblock, Unimicron to develop ultra-fine pixel pitch Micro LED displays

Nov 6, 15:48

The Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is cooperating with PlayNitride, LED driver IC design house Macroblock and PCB maker Unimicron Technology to develop ultra-fine pixel pitch Micro LED panels, according to...

Macroblock has rolled driver ICs for Macro LED display products

Philips Lighting works with China Telecom to boost smart-city application

Nov 3, 14:41

Philips Lighting Holding has cooperated with China Telecom to promote smart-city application in China through using its smart Internet-connected lighting technology and China Telecom's NB-IoT (narrow band-Internet of Things) technology and networks, according to Philips Lighting senior vice president...

Epistar inks LED supply pact with Hongli Zhihui

Nov 1, 15:38

China-based LED packager Hongli Zhihui has announced it has singed a pact with Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar for 4-year supply of LED chips for making automotive lighting.

LED automotive lighting products

Advanced Optoelectronic to offer mini LED backlighting for TVs in 2018

Oct 30, 11:25

LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology plans to offer mini LED backlighting for TVs in the third or fourth quarter of 2018, the company has said.

Bright Led focuses on high-profit products

Oct 25, 15:14

LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics has revealed it has phased out production of low-profit devices using blue-light chips and focused on product lines with high gross margins, including SMD LED lighting modules for airplanes, street lamps, infrared (IR) sensor modules for robots,...

Micro LED development racing against time, says Mikro Mesa chairman

Oct 24, 12:56

Taiwan firms developing micro LED are racing against time to make technological breakthroughs within 500 days, or the technology will be limited to niche-market applications, according to Chen Li-yi, chairman for Mikro Mesa Technology.

Mikro Mesa chairman Chen Li-yi

Taiwan makers all set for mini LED

Oct 19, 12:11

Taiwan-based LED firms, in view of tight supply of AMOLED smartphone panels and increasing competition in the LED backlighting segment from China-based makers, are ready adopt mini LEDs for TV and smartphone backlighting applications and fine pixel pitch displays, according to industry sources.

LED filament light bulb market estimated at US$831 million in 2017

Oct 18, 15:10

Global market value for LED filament light bulbs in 2017 is estimated at CNY5.66 billion (US$831 million), hiking 95% on year, and will see a 47.7% CAGR during 2017-2020, according to consulting firm GGII.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 1H17 revenues

Oct 18, 15:03

Japan-based Nichia recorded the highest revenues among all main LED packaging service providers worldwide in first-half 2017, with sales reaching JPY132.79 billion (US$1.142 billion), up 4.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

MLS to surpass Everlight in 2017 revenue

Oct 13, 15:09

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS is likely to see 2017 consolidated revenues exceed those for Taiwan-based fellow Everlight Electronics for the first time.

Laster Tech September revenues down on year

Oct 13, 11:38

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$379 million (US$12.5 million) for September, increasing 23.78% sequentially but decreasing 5.29% on year, those of NT$931 million for the third quarter grewing 23.83% sequentially and 8.73% on year.

LED automotive lighting modules

Lite-On Tech September revenues down on year

Oct 12, 14:36

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.853 billion (US$655 million) for September, increasing 6.62% sequentially but decreasing 10.80% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global high-brightness LED production value to grow 2-5% annually in 2018-2022

Oct 11, 13:40

Global production value for high-brightness LED chips in 2017 is estimated at US$13.179 billion, growing 2.8% on year, and the production value will increase 2-5% annually during 2018-2022, Digitimes Research estimates.

HPL develops UV-C LED devices for disinfection

Oct 6, 15:24

Invisible LED packaging service provider High Power Lighting (HPL) has been working with LED wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies to develop UV-C (ultraviolet in wavelength of 240-290nm) devices for water and air disinfection under their joint-venture brand Bioraytron.

Lextar September revenues drop

Oct 6, 10:29

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$987 million (US$32.6 million) for September, decreasing 7.26% sequentially and 20.28% on year.

Everlight at CEATEC Japan 2017

Oct 5, 11:01

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is for the first time participating in CEATEC Japan 2017 during October 3-6, showcasing products including infrared (IR) LED photo couplers, photo interrupters, transmission receiver modules as well as general and automotive lighting devices.

Everlight's booth at CEATEC Japan 2017

Delta aims to push 8K projectors into mass production in 2H18

Oct 5, 10:19

Delta Electronics has recently showcased a prototype of what it claims as the world's first 8K Ultra HD projector and pledged to begin mass production of its 8K projectors in the second half of 2018.

Delta founder Bruce Cheng

Epistar to see mild seasonal impact in 4Q17

Oct 3, 12:23

LED wafer and chip maker Epistar will only see mild seasonal impacts in the fourth quarter, with shipments and consolidated revenues to slip sequentially by less than 10%, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Will micro LED feature on Apple devices?

Oct 2, 15:49

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch Series 3 characterized by a built-in eSIM (embedded SIM) chip which independently connects the device with LTE networks for voice communications and playing Apple Music without via iPhone. However, Apple Watch 3 still faces a challenge: high power consumption for screen...

Lextar releases IR LED dual-recognition biometric sensor module

Sep 29, 12:24

Lextar Electronics has released PR88M32, an infrared (IR) LED biometric sensor module that it says can recognize human faces and iris. With a thickness of 1.4mm, the sensor module is expected to be adopted for notebooks and residential access control systems in first-half 2018. Lextar is also seeking...

Lextar IR LED biometric sensors

Commentary: Micro LED panels can be competitive in smart displays

Sep 27, 15:46

As the displays market is approaching saturation, micro LED panels can compete with LCD and OLED if they are used as smart displays through being embedded with sensors.

A smartwatch with a micro LED display developed by PlayNitride

Mikro Mesa, ITRI developing micro LED panels

Sep 26, 10:59

Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology is developing 55-inch micro LED TV panels, while Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing micro LED ultra-fine pixel pitch indoor displays through cooperation...

micro led

PlayNitride chairman upbeat about micro LED

Sep 25, 16:25

While many industry observers believe it will take at least three more years before micro LED can be commercialized, PlayNitride is undertaking trial production of micro LED panels for niche market applications for a few types of devices, expecting the technology to take off soon, according to company...

PlayNitride chairman and CEO Charles Li
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