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Everlight expanding LED packaging capacity

May 25, 15:40

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is expanding its packaging capacity from 4.5 billion LED chips to 5.5 billion units a month, with the additional capacity to be specifically for fine pixel pitch displays, automotive lighting and infrared devices, according to industry sources.

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Epistar expects increases in CSP LED chip shipments for TV BLUs in 3Q17

May 22, 11:09

LED epiwafer and chip maker Epistar expects shipments of CSP (chip-scale packaging) LED chips for LCD TV backlighting to increase beginning third-quarter 2017, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: 9W LED light bulb prices in China rise in April

May 15, 15:37

April 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 11.3% from February 2017 to CNY23.5 (US$3.4), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) increased 9.3% to CNY31.7, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar 1Q17 operations break even after 4 quarters of losses

May 15, 11:30

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$3.141 billion (US$103 million), gross margin of 13.92%, net operating profit of NT$76.6 million, net profit of NT$0.1 million and net EPS of NT$0.00.

Micro LED may have 30% lower cost than fine pixel pitch displays

May 12, 14:15

There are technological bottlenecks in mass transfer of micro LED chips onto substrates, and if such bottlenecks are broken through, micro LED technology can be used in large-size indoor displays with production cost estimated to be 70% of that for fine pixel pitch LED display with pitch of 1.25mm,...

Unity Opto suffers net loss per share of NT$0.44 for 1Q17

May 11, 10:28

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$1.574 billion (US$51.8 million), gross margin of 20.96%, net operating loss of NT$35.4 million, net loss of NT$165.3 million and net loss per share of NT...

Nichia wins patent infringement lawsuit against Everlight in US

May 10, 10:58

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a district court's judgment that Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and its US-based subsidiary Everlight Americas have infringed three US patents owned by Japan-based Nichia, according to Nichia.

Everlight, Epistar see decreased April revenues

May 9, 11:28

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.252 billion (US$74.3 million) and NT$2.188 billion respectively for April, the former decreasing 11.22% sequentially and 6.64% on year and the latter slipping...

Everlight sues Nichia for alleged patent infringement in Japan

May 8, 11:32

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has filed with the Tokyo District Court in Japan charges against Japan-based Nichia, Citizen Electronics and Daiko Electronics for alleged patent infringement.

Lite-On Technology expects huge growth in smart LED street lamp shipment in 2017

Apr 27, 13:53

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects shipments of smart LED street lamps in 2017 to be five times those in 2016, taking up 5% of total LED street lamp shipments, according to the company.

A smart LED street lamp

Cree to set up LED packaging joint venture with San'an Optoelectronics

Apr 27, 12:03

Cree has announced it is forming a joint venture with San’an Optoelectronics to produce and deliver to market high-performing, mid-power lighting class LED packaged products.

Philips promoting healthcare business at IFA Global Press Conference 2017

Apr 25, 12:06

Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2017 organizers Gfu and Messe Berlin hosted IFA Global Press Conference 2017 from April 20-23 in Lisbon, Portugal and invited companies including Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (Philips) to provide keynotes about its healthcare products and...

Digitimes Research: IR, UV-C LEDs major attractions at Taiwan lighting show

Apr 24, 16:12

IR (infrared) and UV-C (ultraviolet with wavelength of 240-290nm) LED, automotive headlights, Micro LED and OLED lighting were major attractions at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) and LED Taiwan 2017 jointly taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to Digitimes Research.

Lite-On, Everlight, Genesis Photonics step into LED automotive headlights

Apr 24, 14:13

EMS provider Lite-On Technology and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have extended production to LED automotive headlights, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has provided flip-chip LED chips for CSP (chip-scale packaging) for use in automotive headlights,...

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.

Delta Electronics showcases smart LED lighting solutions at TiLS 2017

Apr 14, 15:14

Delta Electronics is showcasing smart LED lighting solutions at the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) 2017 taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to the company.

Delta showcasing new lighting solutions at TiLS 2017

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.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 2016 revenue

Apr 12, 21:46

Japan-based Nichia generated revenues of US$2.423 billion from LED packaging in 2016, the highest among all LED packaging service providers around the world, according to Digitimes Research.

LED automotive headlight prices close to HID models, says Laster Tech

Apr 10, 11:42

Prices for LED automotive headlights are decreasing to close to those for HID (high-intensity discharge) models, and therefore adoption of the LED solutions will grow fast, according to LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech.

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.

Taiwan local governments expected to procure over 200,000 LED street lamps in 2017

Mar 31, 15:35

The Taiwan government set aside a budget of NT$5.5 billion (US$173 million) in 2016 to subsidize local governments' procurement of LED street lamps to replace mercury vapor street lamps, and some local governments will offer open bids in the second and third quarters to procure more than 200,000 LED...

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...

Lextar to showcase LED PES headlight module at auto lamp exhibition in China

Mar 28, 11:13

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics will showcase an LED PES (poly-ellipsoid system) automotive headlight module at Shanghai International Auto Lamp Exhibition 2017 during March 30 and 31, according to the company.

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.

Delta Electronics provides nearly 13,000 LED street lamps for Taoyuan City

Mar 6, 10:52

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has won an open bid to provide 12,956 LED street lamps, including 6,478 smart-controlled ones, for Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

LED street lamps in Taoyuan City provided by Delta Electronics

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.

Mikro Mesa Technology founder Chen Li-yi

Harvatek showcases transparent LED display at Smart City Summit & Expo 2017

Feb 23, 10:52

LED packaging service provider Harvatek is exhibiting a transparent LED display at the Smart City Summit & Expo 2017 in Taipei during February 21-24, according to the company.

Transparent LED display developed by Harvatek

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...

Philips Lighting Taiwan president Eric Yu

Digitimes Research: LED, optoelectronics focus on automotive applications at Lighting Japan 2017

Feb 15, 23:00

Exhibitors focused LED and optoelectronics devices at Lighting Japan 2017 in Tokyo during January 18-20 on automotive applications, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Lawrence Lin, MLS CEO

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.

Epistar, Everlight and Lextar see decreased January revenues

Feb 9, 11:31

Taiwan-based LED firms Epistar, Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics all saw their January consolidated revenues decline.

Global demand for LED chips for fine pixel pitch displays in 2017 to grow 30-40%

Feb 9, 11:14

Global demand for LED chips used in fine pixel pitch displays in 2017 will increase 30-40% on year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

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