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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...

Digitimes Research: December 7W LED light bulb prices in China market fall

Jan 12, 21:12

December 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.4% from October to CNY26.30 (US$3.80), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) increased 0.3% to CNY30.40, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Germany appeal court backs Nichia infringement case against Everlight

Jan 11, 11:45

A Germany court of appeal has upheld a ruling in favor of Japan-based Nichia's LED patent infringement case against Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics.

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.

Digitimes Research: Global production value for high-brightness LED chips to reach US$13.179 billion in 2017

Jan 6, 11:13

Global production value for high-brightness LED chips in 2017 will reach US$13.179 billion, growing 2.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Genesis Photonics boosting FC CSP application to avoid continued net losses

Dec 26, 14:59

Genesis Photonics has been making efforts to promote FC CSP (flip chip chip scale packaging) for automotive headlights in a bid to bounce back from eight consecutive quarters of net losses, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics' Germany subsidiary WOFI Leuchten subject to patent infringement

Dec 22, 12:22

The District Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, has judged that WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a Germany-based residential lighting subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, infringed Nichi's two YAG phosphoric material (white LED) patents, EP 2...

MLS to invest in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology

Dec 22, 12:07

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will invest CNY500 million (US$72.5 million) in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology, a China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, for a 26.88% stake to secure supply of LED chips, according to industry sources.

Laster Tech aims at 30% global market share for LED automotive lighting modules in 10 years

Dec 19, 14:34

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has attained an about 20% market share in China and will also beef up marketing in the US and Europe, aiming at a global market share of 30% in 10 years, according to the company.

China LED packagers expand capacities for fine pixel pitch LED displays

Dec 19, 11:00

In view of fast growing demand for fine pixel pitch LED displays in the China market, China-based LED packaging service providers have expanded or will expand production capacities, according to industry sources.

NTU and NTHU achieve breakthrough in near IR OLED

Dec 16, 15:31

An joint R&D team from National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has synthesized a platinum complex compound that can form a linear array able to extend efficient light-emitting wavelengths to the near infrared (IR) spectrum (740nm).

China LED packaging service providers to keep expanding capacities in 2017

Dec 16, 11:11

China-based LED packaging service providers, in view of significantly growing demand for LED lighting, large-size LED displays and LED automotive lighting, will continue expanding production capacities in 2017, according to industry sources.

StrongLED Lighting Systems expects over 20% on-year growth in 2017 revenues

Dec 15, 23:13

LED lighting solution provider StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), due to increased outdoor lighting projects in the China market and ODM shipments to US-based clients, expects 2017 consolidated revenues to increase over 20% on year, company chairman James Chang said at a December 14 investors conf...

Digitimes Research: LED device makers to benefit from growing gaming demand

Dec 13, 15:33

Global demand for gaming hardware, software and services is projected at a CAGR of 6.6% from US$99.6 billion in 2016 to US$118.6 billion in 2019 and because gaming notebooks, desktops, monitors and even keyboards and mice are offering visual effects, makers of LED devices are expected to benefit from...

China LED makers obtain licensed use of KSF red phosphor patents

Dec 13, 12:19

China-based LED packaging service providers, in order to enter international vendors' supply chains, have made efforts to land licensed use of patents regarding KSF red phosphor, a material used in white-light LEDs to enhance color saturation of screen displays, according to industry sources.

LED players see November revenues up

Dec 9, 10:58

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.136 billion (US$67.2 million) and NT$2.653 billion respectively for November, increasing 0.16% on month and 17.81% on year and 10.02% and 4.48% respectively...

China LED material, chip makers hike prices

Dec 7, 11:54

China-based makers of LED materials, including aluminum substrates, copper foil and plastic materials, have hiked quotes by 30-40%, sending China-based LED chip makers raising prices by about 10%. China-based LED packaging service providers will soon follow suit, according to industry sources.

Lextar sees mild drop in November revenues

Dec 6, 11:14

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.139 billion (US$35.8 million) for November, slipping 0.2% sequentially and 2.46% on year, and those of NT$12.735 billion for January-November dipped 2.75% on year.

Unity Opto to raise additional capital of NT$774.3 million

Dec 1, 11:32

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology will issue 58 million new shares at NT$13.35 per share to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$774.3 million (US$24.3 million), according to the company.

Laster Tech expects growth in 2017 revenues from China

Nov 28, 13:15

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has about 90% of consolidated revenues coming from the China market and expects 2017 revenues from the market to increase significantly on year, according to the company.

LED industry still seeing hardships, says Nichia Taiwan president

Nov 25, 16:23

Despite rebounding prices for LED products, development of the LED industry still faces problems due to overcapacity, according to president Dai Zhen-jia for Nichia Taiwan.

Nichia Taiwan president Dai Zhen-jia (center)

ITRI forms consortium to promote Micro LED

Nov 25, 14:47

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on November 24 formed Consortium for Intelligent Micro-assembly System (CIMS), an interdisciplinary platform for combing industries of display panels, LED, semiconductors and system integration to boost development of Micro LED technology...

Taiwan makers poised to use IR LED in biometrics

Nov 23, 21:59

Taiwan-based epitaxial wafer and chip makers and LED packaging service providers have developed IR LED chips or devices for biometric applications, mainly iris and facial recognition, and are in the process of certification by potential clients. Shipments are expected to start shipping in 2017, according...

Court in Germany issues injunction against Everlight Electronics due to infringement of Nichia YAG patent

Nov 18, 15:44

The Dusseldorf District Court, Germany, has granted a preliminary injunction on sales of three white LED products in Germany requested by Japan-based Nichia. Nichia asserts that the producer of the products, Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics, has infringed Nichia's patent, EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929...

Epileds Technologies, High Power Lighting cooperate on UV-C LEDs

Nov 18, 11:21

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies and invisible LED packaging service provider and module maker High Power Lighting have cooperated to develop UV-C LED products, which will launch under the brand Bioraytron in the second quarter of 2017, according to the companies.

Digitimes Research: Use of LED chips in TV backlighting to grow slightly in 2017

Nov 17, 11:15

The global volume of LED chips used in TV backlighting in 2017 will increase slightly on year, with Ultra HD, HDR and quantum dot models expected to increase usage, while direct-type backlights, OLED and adoption of flip-chip LED backlighting to decrease usage, according to Digitimes Research.

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

Nov 11, 11:27

October 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 4.9% from August to CNY27.8 (US$4.10), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) also rose 13.9% to CNY30.30, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight obtains IATF 16949 certification for LED automotive devices

Nov 10, 15:23

LED packaging service provider Everligt Electronics has obtained IATF 16949 (released on October 1, 2016 to replace original ISO/TS 16949) - technical requirements for quality management system for automobile supply chains specified by the International Automotive Task Force - certification for its...

Lite-On Technology October revenues up on year

Nov 9, 11:28

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.55 billion (US$652 million) for October, decreasing 7.67% on month but increasing 3.99% on year.

Epistar 3Q16 operations turn profitable

Nov 8, 11:34

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has posted net operating profit of NT$189.6 million (US$6.01 million) for third-quarter 2016, swinging into profitability from continued net operating losses for the preceding five consecutive quarters.

Everlight Electronics nets NT$3.08 per share for January-September

Stockwatch - Nov 4, 14:27

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on November 3 reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.582 billion (US$241 million), gross margin 24.82%, net operating profit NT$696.2 million, net profit NT$464.3 million and net EPS NT$1.04 for the third quarter of 2016, leading to consolidated...

Edison Opto reports 3Q16 net operating profit

Nov 3, 11:39

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has posted net operating profit of NT$36.3 million (US$1.15 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from continued net operating losses for four consecutive quarters.

Digitimes Research: Growing use of facial recognition increases demand for IR LED devices

Nov 3, 10:07

Among biometrics technologies, facial recognition is in growing application due to its being contactless, quick recognition and easy to use, and this is expected to increase demand for infrared (IR) LED devices which are used to enhance accuracy of facial recognition, according to Digitimes Research...

MLS hikes 3Q16 estimated profit, Sanan Optoelectronics, Foshan Nationstar see increased 3-quarter performance

Nov 1, 15:16

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has upward adjusted estimated net profit for January-September 2016 from CNY192-210 million (US$29.2-31.9 million) to CNY285-325 million which grows 14.15-30.58% on year, while fellow maker Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics posted January-September revenues...

Epistar settles patent infringement lawsuit with Adamax

Nov 1, 14:51

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reached a settlement with US-based lighting distributor Adamax concerning charges it filed in the US alleging Adamax has infringed on six patents concerning LED filament and lighting products, according to Epistar.

Epileds and High Power Lighting cooperate to offer UV-C LED products

Oct 27, 12:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies has cooperated with invisible LED packaging service provider High Power Lighting to produce UV-C LED products and will offer such products in UV wavelength of 265-275nm for use in food sterilization and air and water purification, according to...

Micro LED technology stands 50% chance of success, says EOSRL head

Oct 26, 15:08

Based on existing development and established supply chain of Micro LED, the possibility of successful development in terms of commercial applicability is about 50%, according to general director Wu Chih-I for Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under the government-sponsored...

Lextar developing human-centric lighting with Europe vendors

Oct 26, 12:03

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has disclosed it is cooperating with Europe-based lamp vendors to develop human-centric lighting featuring control systems that adjust color temperatures to simulate light at different times of the day.

Taichung City adopts LED smart lighting solutions from Philips

Oct 24, 10:51

The government of Taichung City, central Taiwan, has signed a strategic cooperation MoU with Netherlands-based Philips Lighting Holding B.V. to adopt its LED smart lighting solutions.

MIRDC working on communication standards for LED equipment

Oct 21, 15:34

Taiwan government-sponsored Metal Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC), under the auspices of Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, has drawn up a draft communication protocol for LED manufacturing equipment, according to MIRDC.

Nichia wins patent infringement litigation in Japan

Oct 21, 10:32

The Tokyo District Court has judged that Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan infringed on Nichia's Japan patent No. 2780618 for blue-light LED products, coded 1254 and 7344, they imported and sold in the Japan market and therefore should indemnify Nichia, according to Nichia.

Everlight expands capacity for LED fine pixel-pitch displays

Oct 20, 11:04

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, in view of fast growing demand for fine pixel-pitch LED display panels, has expanded monthly production capacity allowing it to package one billion chips for such panels from the previous 600 million, according to the company.

Vietnam market: LED lighting demand takes off

Oct 19, 11:21

While there is estimated demand for 200 million incandescent light bulbs a year in the Vietnam market, use of LED lighting is considerably fast increasing and the proportion of all lighting products for LED in 2016 is expected to rise to 35%, according to industry sources.

China makers step into COB LED lighting

Oct 17, 11:28

While international vendors have dominated the market for COB (chip on board) high-power LED chip packages used in commercial, outdoor and special-purpose lighting, China-based competitors are entering the race by leveraging lower prices and large demand in the domestic market, according to industry...

Nichia requests ban on sales of Mouser white LEDs in Germany

Oct 14, 11:18

Japan-based Nichia on September 29 filed a request with the Dusseldorf District Court, in Germany, for a preliminary ban on sales of white LED products coded 334-15/X1C5-1QSA by Mouser Electronics, a US-based catalog distributor of electronic components, in the market, because Taiwan-based LED packaging...

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