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Laster Tech to begin LED headlight production in July

May 4, 11:15

Laster Tech will start production of LED headlights in July 2016 mainly for China-based automaker Great Wall Motors as well as China-based automotive lighting makers Shanghai Koito Automotive Lamp and Guangzhou Koito Automotive Lamp, according to the company.

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StrongLED Lighting expects 2016 revenue proportion for ODM/OEM production to rise to over 10%

Apr 28, 13:24

StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), a LED lighting solution provider, expects the revenue proportion for ODM/OEM production to increase from 5% in 2015 to more than 10% in 2016, according to the company.

China makers rush to produce LED filament light bulbs

Apr 27, 15:45

Many China-based LED lighting makers, in view of fast growing demand for LED filament lighting products, have stepped into production of LED filament light bulbs or lamps, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 2015 revenues

Apr 27, 14:35

Japan-based Nichia continued to rank the number one LED packaging service provider globally in 2015 with related revenues reaching US$2.72 billion, or about 200% higher than those generated by the second to fourth largest vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight to start production at new factory in central Taiwan

Apr 26, 22:30

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has nearly completed a factory in central Taiwan and will install equipment at the end of the second quarter of 2016 and begin production in the third, according to the company.

India market: Government-procurement price for LED bulbs expected to fall to INR44

Apr 22, 11:44

For the India government's procurement of LED light bulbs, open-bid prices for an LED light bulb are expected to drop to INR44 (US$0.662) in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.

Ledvance likely to be sold to China-based firm

Apr 20, 11:33

Osram Licht AG is looking to sell its subsidiary lighting vendor Ledvance (LED + Advance) and is negotiating with 2-3 final candidates, including two China-based firms, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology aims at revenue proportion of 10-15% for automotive electronics in 2018

Apr 18, 11:12

Lite-On Technology aims to increase the revenue proportion for automotive electronics, including LED automotive lighting (headlights, taillights, brake-lights and in-car lights), collision prevention sensors, driver-assist around-view cameras, actuating motors and heads-up displays, to 10-15% in 2018,...

Lextar expects over 10% revenue contribution from car lighting products by 2019

Apr 14, 10:20

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics is aggressively pushing into the car lighting product business and has entered the supply chains of China's automobile and high-speed rail players. The company expects the new business' revenue contribution to reach a double-digit percentage...

Lextar chairman and CEO David Su

ITRI and TLFEA showcasing OLED lighting products at Taiwan International Lighting Show

Apr 14, 10:02

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA) are showcasing more than 30 jointly-developed OLED lighting lamps at 2016 Taiwan International Lighting Show and LED Taiwan taking place in Taipei during April 13-16.

ITRI setting up roll-to-roll flexible OLED lighting production line

Apr 12, 11:22

Electronics and Optoelectronics System Research Laboratories under the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Organization (ITRI) is setting up a roll-to-roll production line of flexible OLED lighting panels based on thin-film glass substrates, with equipment and materials supplied...

Roll-to-roll flexible OLED lighting panel production

Epistar, Everlight, Lextar see March revenues rise on month

Apr 11, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$2.233 billion (US$68 million), up 35.77% on month but down 5.61% on year. LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics's MArch consolidated revenues totaled NT$2.443 billion, increasing 16.1% but decreasing...

Macroblock seeing demand pick up

Apr 8, 15:23

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock, which had poor results in 2015, has seen demand pick up since 2016 and has expressed optimism about its business outlook for the year.

Genesis Photonics offers LED chips for automotive Bi-beam headlights

Apr 7, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has developed LED chips for Taiwan- and China-based makers to produce automotive Bi-beam headlights for the Taiwan and China after-markets, according to the company.

AOT to tap China automotive LED market via cooperation with Nichia

Apr 1, 10:42

LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) will tap China's automotive LED lighting market through technological cooperation with its Japan-based shareholder Nichia, with in-car display devices to be major products, according to AOT.

Nichia unveils 0.3t LED devices for use in backlighting smartphones

Mar 31, 21:54

Japan-based Nichia has debuted 0.3t LED devices with thickness of only 0.3mm and brightness of 15lm for smartphone backlighting applications.

Everlight Electronics constructing factory for LED automotive lighting

Mar 29, 11:20

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is constructing a plant in central Taiwan specifically for making automotive lighting products, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics, Unity Opto Technology report 2015 earnings

Stockwatch - Mar 28, 15:36

LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology have released financial reports for 2015, recording net EPS of NT$4.27 and NT$0.63 respectively, according to the companies.

StrongLED Lighting to be listed on OTC on March 30

Mar 21, 12:29

StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), a Cayman Islands-registered LED lighting solution provider established by Taiwan-based experts with production in China, will be listed in Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) market on March 30 at an initial price of NT$33-38 (US$1.00-1.15) per share, according to the...

Digitimes Research: Global LED lighting market value in 2016 estimated at US$34.64 billion

Mar 18, 11:31

Global LED lighting market value in 2016 will reach an estimated US$34.64 billion, accounting for 31.3% of total lighting market value, rising 4.1pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Global LED light bulb shipments in 2016 to hike 78.5%

Mar 11, 15:35

Mainly because average retail prices for LED light bulbs in 2016 will drop by at least 20% on year, global LED light bulb shipments in the year will hike 78.5% on year to 3.227 billion units, according to Digitimes Research.

StrongLED to be listed on Taiwan OTC

Mar 11, 14:54

StrongLED Lighting System (Cayman), a Cayman Islands-registered LED lighting solution provider established by Taiwan-based experts with production in China, will be listed in Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at the end of March 2016, company chairman James Chang said at an investors conference...

Ledlink Optics nets NT$2.60 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 11:05

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.447 billion (US$44.0 million), gross margin of 37.99%, net operating profit of NT$164 million, net profit of NT$123 million and net EPS of NT$2.60 for 2015.

Epistar and Everlight see February revenues decrease

Mar 10, 11:55

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.644 billion (US$49.2 million) and NT$2.104 billion respectively for February, with the former dropping 24.60% on month and 11.80% on year and the latter slipping...

Edison Opto to buy back 2 million shares

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 10:59

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto will buy back two million shares, equivalent to a 1.51% stake, at a price interval of NT$15-24 (US$0.452-0.723) during March 9-May 8, 2016, according to the company.

Lextar nets NT$0.45 per share for 2015

Mar 8, 10:56

LED epitaxial wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has reported net profit of NT$33 million (US$985,100) for fourth-quarter 2015, leading to net profit of NT$270 million and net EPS of NT$0.45 for 2015.

Tons Lightology optimistic about 2016

Mar 4, 10:55

Lamp ODM and OBM Tons Lightology has finished improving its product mix, client structure, supply chain and sales agent network and so holds an optimistic outlook for its 2016 operations, according to the company.

LED makers step into automotive lighting

Mar 4, 10:45

LED device maker Lite-On Technology, LED lighting maker Laster Tech as well as LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Genesis Photonics have stepped into automotive LED lighting, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: February 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices decrease in China market

Mar 2, 12:19

Average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.5% from December 2015 to CNY30.9 (US$4.8) in February, while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) also saw a drop of 3.0% to CNY32.7, according to Digitimes Research.

MLS to extend packaging from LEDs to ICs, says president

Mar 1, 15:52

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will extend business operations to IC packaging and testing services, according to company president Lawrence Lin.

MLS president Lawrence Lin

Nan Ya Photonics to quit LED wafer production, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 1, 11:01

Nan Ya Photonics will stop producing LED epitaxial wafers and chips and focus on LED lighting products, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Lextar secures 3rd-party certification for high-power LED devices for car headlights

Feb 26, 11:18

Lextar Electronics has obtained third-party certification based on AEC (Automotive Electronics Council) Q101 standards for its high-power LED devices for automotive headlights from Dekra iST Reliability Services, opening up opportunities for it to land OEM orders from automobile makers, according to...

Digitimes Research: LED communication is promising

Feb 24, 14:49

Communication technology using LED diodes and image sensors offers many potential applications, such those for enhancing shopping, entertainment purposes and tourism, according to Digitimes Research.

Philips asks suppliers to reduce LED light bulb ex-factory prices to US$0.80 in 2016

Feb 22, 12:04

Philips has asked suppliers to lower ex-factory quotes for LED light bulbs to US$0.80 in 2016, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

A few local makers win Taiwan government LED street lamp procurement bids

Feb 5, 11:36

A few Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers and LED lighting makers, mainly Everlight Electronics, Leotek Electronics, Delta Electronics, Bright Led Electronics, Genius Electronic Optical and China Electric Mfg., have won open bids held by local governments to procure LED street lamps.

Digitimes Research: Konica Minolta showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016

Feb 3, 14:35

Japan-based Konica Minolta exhibited flexible OLED lighting panels based on a roll-to-roll process at Lighting Japan 2016 in Tokyo during January 13-15, showing that it is a global leader in OLED lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

Nichia wins patent infringement lawsuit against Everlight Electronics in the US

Jan 29, 16:00

Japan-based LED maker Nichia on January 28 announced that the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has judged that Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and its US-based subsidiary Everlight Americas have infringed three Nichia patents.

Everlight Electronics to start production at new factory in central Taiwan in 2Q16

Jan 29, 11:01

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is constructing a new factory in central Taiwan and will complete the first phase and begin production in the second quarter of 2016, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Lite-On Technology to focus 2016 operations on 5 areas

Jan 28, 10:22

EMS provider Lite-On Technology will transform its business operations in 2016 with a focus on five areas: cloud technologies, LED lighting, automotive electronics, biomedicine and industrial automation, according to company CEO Warren Chen.

The global market for smart street solutions expected to reach US$5.3 billion by 2024, says Navigant

Jan 27, 14:06

Technology is changing the way city streets are used, experienced, and managed, transforming them from points of physical connection to networked landscapes that enable a range of service innovations. According to a new report from Navigant Research, the global market for smart street solutions will...

Unity Opto Technology launches LED panel lights for aquariums

Newswatch - Jan 27, 14:01

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has launched LED panel lights specifically for use in aquariums for sale under own brand ONF.

China Electric wins Yunlin County procurement of 19,000 LED street lamps

Jan 25, 21:47

Taiwan-based lighting product vendor China Electric Mfg. at an open bid held by the government of Yunlin County, central Taiwan, to procure 61,400 LED street lamps at a budget of NT$460 million (US$13.7 million), has won procurement of 19,000 units, according to industry sources.

Global sales of high-bay luminaires and lamps expected to peak at nearly US$23.5 billion in 2017, says Navigant

Jan 21, 14:59

While the industrial and high-bay markets have traditionally represented challenging lighting applications, advances and price declines in LED technologies are driving sales of luminaires and lamps for these markets. Today, many high-bay LED products offer exceptional lighting quality in a price range...

Digitimes Research: CSP LED devices a foucs at Lighting Japan 2016

Jan 21, 11:14

At the Lighting Japan 2016 exhibition in Tokyo during January 13-15, CSP (chip scale package) LEDs were a major focus. There were CSP LEDs developed by Japan-based GeneLite for smartphone backlighting, Osram's for LED light bulbs and Rohm's for automotive direction indicators, according to Digitimes...

Unity Opto obtains license for Osram white LED patents

Jan 19, 11:13

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained licensing from Osram for using core patents covering phosphor conversion technology to produce white LED packages, according to industry sources.

Genesis Photonics supplies LED automotive lighting devices for Japan vendors

Jan 15, 15:21

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has begun supply of LED devices used in automotive interior lighting for Japan-based vendors, according to the company.

India government to procure estimated 770 million LED light bulbs by end of 2018

Jan 15, 11:01

The India government has decided to replace incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs by the end of 2018 and therefore has begun procurement for subsidized sales in the country. Total demand is estimated at 770 million bulbs, according to industry sources.

Prices of LED light bulbs fell further in December 2015 as year-end sales swept across regional markets, says LEDinside

Jan 11, 22:48

The global average price of 40W-equivalent LED light bulbs arrived at US$10.60 in December 2015, down 1.6% from November. The global average price of 60W-equivalent LED bulbs for the same month also dropped 0.7% to US$14.50.

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see mixed growth in December revenue

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 14:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on January 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.160 billion (US$65.7 million) for December, increasing 19.12% on month and 6.45% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics had those of NT$2.579 billion rising 1.58% on month but...

Lextar Electronics, Unity Opto technology post mixed on-month growth in December revenue

Stockwatch - Jan 7, 15:59

Lextar Electronics has reported December consolidated revenues of NT$1.135 billion (US$34.5 million), decreasing 2.74% on month but increasing 1.03% on year, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology reported NT$731 million, growing 7.40% on month and 10.01% on year.

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