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LED modules to grow faster than packaged LEDs, says IHS

Dec 19, 16:02

The packaged LED lighting market is forecast to reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11%, from 2013-2019, while the market for LED modules used in lighting will reach a CAGR of 23.9%, over the same time period, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: Global LED light bulb shipments in 2015 to reach 1.81 billion units

Dec 17, 20:18

There will be 1.81 billion LED light bulbs shipped globally in 2015, hiking 59.9% on year and accounting for 13.9% of all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.

Global production values for LED-backlit tablets, TVs to fall in 2014, says LEDinside

Dec 17, 12:26

The global production value for LED-acklit tablets in 2014 is estimated at US$476 million, slipping on year by 21.7%, and that for LED-backlit LCD TVs is at US$2.39 billion, decreasing by 14.3%, according to LEDinside.

Taiwan market: China-based MLS to wage LED lighting price war

Dec 16, 12:01

China-based LED packaging house MLS has set up a Taiwan subsidiary in a bid to launch LED light tubes and bulbs in the Taiwan market at retail prices 30% lower than market levels in 2015, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: November 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially up, down in China market

Dec 15, 10:08

November average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 12.7% on month to CNY39.1 (US$6.4), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) decreased 1.9% to CNY40.80, according to Digitimes Research.

OLED lighting market estimated around US$20 million in 2020, says IHS

Dec 12, 11:03

While OLED products have been available for some time, their comparatively high price has resulted in low shipment quantities, but with recent advancements in OLED technology, interest in OLED lighting is beginning to rise. While OLED is still more expensive than other technologies, it is also a versatile...

Harvatek to adopt automated production of LED light bulbs in 2015

Dec 11, 22:05

LED packaging service provider Harvatek will cooperate with affiliated equipment maker YoungTek Electronics to adopt the latter's automation equipment to start automated production of LED light bulbs for reducing production cost in 2015, according to the company.

AOT reports declined profit margin in 3Q14

Dec 11, 11:33

Taiwan LED maker Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) has reported its revenues during the third quarter of 2014 reached NT$1.79 billion (US$57.28 million), up 5.86% on quarter, with a gross profit margin of 12.43%, down 7.54pp on quarter.

Radiant Opto-Electronics ships over 11 million LED BLUs in November

Dec 10, 21:33

Radiant Opto-Electronics shipped 11.355 million LED backlight units (BLUs) in November, dropping on month by 6.9%, according to the company.

Everlight, Epistar see sequential drops in November revenues

Dec 9, 21:52

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on December 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.744 billion (US$89.2 million) for November, decreasing on month by 2.21% but increasing on year by 21.47%, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had November consolidated revenues of...

Lextar begins shipping ET8 LED light tubes; Unity Opto sees increases in bulb shipments

Dec 8, 11:47

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has begun shipments of ET8 LED light tubes in compliance with electronic ballast and ultra-thin LED panel lamps, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has seen increased shipments of LED light bulbs and LED backlight units (BLUs)...

PCB maker Eiso to list on Taiwan OTC

Dec 8, 11:38

Taiwan-based Eiso Enterprise will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$32 (US$1.03) per share on December 23, according to the company.

Connected street lighting market expected to reach US$450 million in 2018, says IHS

Dec 5, 10:52

The market for connected street lighting is currently worth around US$104 million, but with global shipments of connected street lights expected to increase four-fold over the next five years, the market is estimated to reach almost US$450 million in 2018, according to statistics compiled from IHS.

Unity Opto lands additional orders for LED light bulbs from US, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 5, 10:41

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained additional orders for LED light bulbs from US-based retail chains, equivalent to monthly shipments of three million units, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

UV LED market value to reach US$122 million in 2014, says firm

Dec 5, 10:27

The global ultraviolet (UV) market value in 2014 is estimated to reach US$815 million, of which the UV LED market will have about a 15% market share equivalent to US$122 million in market value, according to LEDinside.

Over 100 China-based LED packaging houses to be forced out of competition in 2014

Dec 2, 22:10

Profitability for LED products is shrinking due to continual price drops along with increasing competition, and more than 100 relatively small China-based LED packaging service providers will be forced out of the market in 2014 and the number will increase to over 300 in 2015, Taiwan-based LED makers...

The installed base of LED luminaires expected to reach nearly 2.8 billion by 2023, says Navigant

Dec 2, 14:27

The ongoing transition from fluorescent to LED lighting technologies amounts to a significant disruption for the lighting industry, potentially changing the methods by which lighting is provided and sold to customers. While conventional lighting systems, including fluorescents, remain the dominant...

LED lighting vendors in Greater China expected to cut prices

Dec 1, 21:39

LED lighting vendors and players in the retail channel in the Greater China market, due to high inventory levels, are expected to reduce prices to promote sale before the 2015 Lunar New Year in late February, according to Taiwan-based supply chain players.

Everlight Electronics lands orders for LED lighting from Philips

Dec 1, 15:30

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has obtained orders for 3014 packaged mid- and low-power LED chips for lighting from Philips, with shipments to begin in 2015, according to industry sources.

YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

Dec 1, 10:18

YoungTek Electronics, which provides backend services for LED and IC testing and sorting, is expected to post an up to 10% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues due to a seasonal slowdown in demand, according to market watchers.

Global LED lighting production value in 2015 to grow 30%, say Taiwan makers

Nov 28, 10:29

Global LED lighting shipments in 2015 will double those in 2014, but the corresponding production value will increase only 30% due to estimated price drops of 30-35%, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

LED packaging houses to see 10% sequential drop in 4Q14 revenues

Nov 26, 15:27

Due to weak demand for LED backlighting and lighting, Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers are expected to see fourth-quarter 2014 consolidated revenues decrease 10% sequentially on average, but will see significant sequential growth in first-quarter 2015, according to industry sources.

LED lighting marks a new era: Q&A with Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL products marketing director, Dialog Semiconductor

Nov 26, 14:17

With the global LED lighting application market taking off, and business opportunities emerging fast, semiconductor firms, particularly LED driver IC vendors, around the globe have been exerting efforts to enhance their presence in the LED lighting market.

Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL product marketing director

LED lighting-use market to contract 16% in 4Q14, says firm

Nov 18, 16:11

The lighting-use LED market will contract 5-16% in the fourth quarter of 2014, while backlighting-use LED products will fall 4-13% according to TrendForce. The average price of lighting-use LED products is falling with the arrival of the non-peak season and as competition intensifies among makers.

Digitimes Research: October 7W LED bulb prices up sequentially in China

Nov 18, 10:23

October average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 2.4% on month to CNY34.70 (US$5.70), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) fell 0.2% to CNY41.60, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan government aims at complete conversion to LED street lamps by end of 2016

Nov 17, 10:52

The Taiwan government has decided on a budget of NT$5.49 billion (US$179 million) to support local governments to replace 692,000 mercury vapor street lamps with LED models in an attempt to completely convert to LED street lamps by the end of 2016.

WiseChip Semiconductor developing quasi-candela OLED lighting

Nov 14, 16:01

OLED display maker WiseChip Semiconductor has developed low-color-temperature quasi-candela OLED lighting technology through cooperation with Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University and is poised to apply the technology to high value-added lighting in specific environment and for health care, according...

Application of low-color-temperature quasi-candela OLED lighting

Philips, Panasonic and Toshiba expected to dominate LED lighting market share in 2014

Nov 10, 16:03

The global LED lighting market is expected to reach US$25.7 billion in 2014 followed by a market penetration increase to 31% in 2015 as the overall lighting market grows to US$82.1 billion. The top five lighting brands in terms of revenues during 2014 will be Philips, Panasonic, Toshiba, GE and Osram,...

Topco revenues decrease on month in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:22

Topco has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.556 billion (US$51.87 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.56% drop on month and 26.64% increase on year.

Everlight Electronics nets NT$1.67 per share for 3Q14

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 11:03

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, recording net EPS of NT$1.67.

Digitimes Research: Japan LED lighting demand to reach JPY507.8 billion in 2015

Nov 7, 15:32

Japan is the world's leading country in terms of LED lighting penetration and its LED lighting demand in 2015 will reach JPY507.8 billion (US$4.43 billion), increasing by 13.2% on year and accounting for 78.6% of the total shipment value for all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.

Global lamp revenues expected to increase from US$29.1 billion in 2013 to US$34.6 billion in 2019, says IHS

Nov 7, 15:11

Global lamp revenues are expected to increase from US$29.1 billion in 2013 to US$34.6 billion in 2019, equivalent to a six-year CAGR of 2.4%. During the same time period, worldwide LED revenues are set to climb at a CAGR of 16%. In comparison, revenues for traditional lighting technology is expected...

Unity Opto expanding LED light bulb capacity

Nov 7, 11:36

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology started production at a new factory in northern Taiwan in early November 2014 and has expanded its monthly production capacity for LED light bulbs from two million to three million units. Capacity is likely to further increase to 4-5 million units...

Lextar posts 3Q14 net EPS of NT$0.59

Nov 6, 11:45

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has released its third-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net profit of NT$309.3 million (US$10.2 million) or EPS of NT$0.59.

LED market to reach 31% penetration in 2015; global demand for LED lighting products to increase

Nov 5, 14:31

The global LED lighting market will reach US$25.7 billion and its market penetration will increase to 31% in 2015 as the overall lighting market grows to US$82.1 billion, according to a report from TrendForce.

China LED packaging firms expanding capacity for 0.2-0.5W 2835 chips

Nov 4, 11:26

China-based LED packaging houses, including Leedarson Lighting and Yankong Lighting, have fully automated packaging lines for 0.2-0.5W 2835 (specification code) low-power LED chips for use in light bulbs and tubes, with prices lower than those quoted by Taiwan- and Korea-based competitors, according...

MLS, Unity Opto expand LED lighting capacities

Oct 31, 10:26

In view of fast growing demand for LED lighting in the US, the largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has expanded monthly production capacity of LED light bulbs and tubes to 10 million units, while Taiwan-based Unity Opto Technology will raise its monthly capacity from 2-3 million...

Flip Chip technology expected to be used in more LED TVs released in 2015

Oct 29, 14:44

Direct-type LED TVs featuring Flip Chip LED technology are becoming more prevalent in the market and many China- and Korea-based TV vendors are expected to start using the technology in units released in 2015 in order to reduce LED costs.

Lite-On, Delta win New Taipei LED streetlamp contracts

Oct 29, 11:35

New Taipei has adopted a PFI (private finance initiative) scheme to replace streetlamps with LED models in the northern Taiwanese city. Lite-On Technology and Delta Electronics have both won the city's PFI contracts to install 120,000 and 100,000 LED streetlamps, respectively, according to the compa...

LED penetration rate expected to reach between 60-70% over the next 5 years

Oct 28, 14:42

The LED penetration rate is expected to reach between 60-70% over the next five years due to decreasing prices and energy-saving capabilities, according to Everlight chairman Robert Yeh.

Samsung to quit LED lighting business in overseas markets, says paper

Oct 28, 14:20

Samsung Electronics on October 26 announced the stoppage of its LED lighting business operations in all overseas markets due to low-price competition, but it will continue production of LED components, according to the South Korea-based East Asia Daily.

China LED makers cut prices, Taiwan makers to follow suit

Oct 28, 10:54

China-based LED makers' production capacity expansion in the first half of 2014 has since resulted in oversupply, forcing them to reduce quotes to compete for orders in the fourth quarter. Taiwan-based competitors will follow suit in cutting prices, with quotes for backlighting products used in hand-held...

LED packaging market to expand 3.2% in 2015

Oct 27, 22:12

The LED packaging industry's value is anticipated to only rise 3.2% on year from US$14.6 billion in 2014 to US$15 billion in 2015, according to LEDinside.

Lextar showcasing LED light tubes at Hong Kong international lighting fair

Oct 27, 22:04

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker as well as LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics is showcasing a complete series of LED lighting tubes with LM-80 certification at the 2014 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) taking place during October 27-30, according...

China lighting e-commerce market to become largest LED distribution channel, says LEDinside

Oct 27, 15:46

China's e-commerce market scale will reach US$445.1 billion in 2014, and the lighting e-commerce market scale in China has reached US$2.4 billion in 2014, according to LEDinside.

Everlight Electronics likely to net NT$500-600 million for 3Q14

Oct 23, 14:31

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics stands a chance of recording net profit of NT$500-600 million (US$16.6-19.9 million), equivalent to net EPS of NT$1.40-1.50, for the third quarter, according to market watchers.

LED driver IC vendor Silergy set for brisk sales in 4Q14

Oct 22, 22:20

LED driver and analog IC maker Silergy expects its sales to remain brisk in the fourth quarter of 2014 after its revenues hit a record high of NT$326 million (US$10.73 million) in September thanks to the release of new IC parts for IoT, telematics and consumer applications, according to company chairman...

GaN LEDs in automotives to reach US$1 billion in 2014, says IHS

Oct 22, 16:10

The market for GaN packaged LEDs in automotive applications is forecast to reach the US$1 billion mark in 2014 for the first time, according to IHS.

Samsung, TSMC Solid State Lighting reportedly to quit LED lighting business, say Taiwan makers

Oct 21, 22:23

Samsung Electronics will reportedly withdraw from the global LED lighting market except South Korea due to low-price pressure from China-based makers, while Taiwan-based TSMC Solid State Lighting will reportedly cease operations, according to industry sources.

LED smart bulb shipments expected to surpass 11 million units in 2018, says IHS

Oct 17, 14:17

According to IHS, approximately 880,000 connected LED smart bulbs were shipped globally in 2013. With new lighting products entering the market seemingly every week, sales are forecast to ramp up very quickly in the next few years, with connected LED smart bulb shipments to surge to more than 11 million...

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