Philips and Desso announce partnership to develop light transmissive carpets
Nov 19, 14:47
Lighting maker Philips and carpet maker Desso have announced a partnership agreement to develop solutions that combine LED lighting with light transmissive carpet. Philips said the partnership will further unlock the potential of LED integration into surfaces and will transform the way people interact...
Everlight tops LED makers in EPS
Stockwatch - Nov 15, 16:40
Everlight Electronics has released its third-quarter 2013 financial report, with net EPS of NT$2.63 for January-September being the highest among Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers as well as LED packaging houses.
Epistar, Everlight post mixed sequential growth in October revenue
Nov 12, 11:52
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had consolidated revenues of NT$1.982 billion (US$67.2 million) increasing 6.26% sequentially and 16.96% on year, while LED packaging house Everlight Electronics saw October consolidated revenues of NT$2.238 billion slip 7.22% sequentially but grow 31.26%...
TSMC to raise salaries in 2014, says Chang
Nov 11, 15:17
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to raise its employees' base salaries in April 2014, said chairman and CEO Morris Chang at the company's annual sports day on November 9. Chang did not reveal any increase rate.
Wah Lee announces decreased sales for October
Nov 11, 14:40
Semiconductor materials distributor Wah Lee Industrial has reported revenues of NT$2.89 billion (US$97.95 million) for October 2013, down 5.5% sequentially but up 9.9% on year. Cumulative sales through October reached NT$28.38 billion, edging up 7.7% from a year earlier.
Lextar posts January-September net EPS of NT$1.82
Nov 4, 22:01
Lextar Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging house, generated net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$1.82 for January-September 2013, according to the company.
Everlight Electronics to expand EMC capacity
Nov 4, 10:25
LED packaging house Everlight Electronics will expand its monthly EMC (epoxy molding compound) packaging capacity from 60 million units currently to 100 million units in 2014, according to the company.
Cree reports financial results for fiscal 1Q14
Oct 23, 21:46
Cree has announced that its revenues reached US$391 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended September 29, 2013. This represents a 24% increase compared to revenues of US$315.8 million reported for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and a 4% increase compared to the fourth quarter of...
Lextar to launch 200 lm/W and 360-degree view angle LED tube
Oct 17, 15:20
Lextar Electronics has announced the launch of its new omni-directional LED light tube featuring efficiency of 200 lumens per watt, and distributing 360-degrees of lighting area. This ultra efficient light tube, incorporating in-house flip chip, chip scale package (CSP), and chip on glass (COG) technologies,...
Global LED lighting demand growth to continue in 2014, says LEDinside
Oct 16, 14:21
The LED lighting market value will rise 47.8% to reach US$35.3 billion by 2014, compared to 2013, according to projections by LEDinside. In addition, LED lighting penetration rates are expected to increase 32.7%, with bulb and tube penetration rates at 20% and 15%, respectively. To meet new LED bulb...
Chip resistor maker Ralec posts record revenues in 3Q13
Oct 15, 15:42
Chip resistor supplier Ralec Electronic saw its revenues rise 10% sequentially to a record high of NT$809 million (US$27.56 million) in the third quarter of 2013, powered by shipments of chip resistors for LED lighting applications.
Everlight, Genesis, Unity Opto optimistic about 4Q13 business
Oct 15, 12:18
Taiwan-based LED packaging houses Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology as well as LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics hold optimistic business outlooks for the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly because demand for LED backlighting for mobile devices and LED lighting is expected...
LED fluorescent tube market expanding, says DisplaySearch
Oct 11, 11:25
LED makers are aggressively targeting an increase in LED lighting product shipments, and one product introduced in 2013 - the LED fluorescent tube - is already slated for expansion. According to DisplaySearch, the LED tube penetration rate will reach 6% globally in 2013 and jump to 22.3% in 2016. Fluorescent...
Everlight September revenues hit record, Epistar down on month
Oct 11, 10:50
LED chip packaging house Everlight Electronics had September 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$2.413 billion (US$80.7 million) hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw revenues of NT$1.866 billion, decreasing 5.37% on month but up...
Lite-On Technology September revenues hit 24-month high
Oct 9, 12:00
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.361 billion (US$681 million) for September, hitting the highest monthly level since October 2011 and increasing 7.34% sequentially and 5.04% on year.
China Electric to acquire 59.91% stake in GIO Optoelectronics
Oct 9, 11:07
China Electric, a Taiwan-based conventional lighting product maker, has announced a plan to invest NT$128 million (US$4.32 million) to acquire a 59.91% stake in GIO Optoelectronics, a Taiwan-based CCFL and LED lighting product maker, in order to enter the local LED lighting market.
Lextar, Unity Opto September revenues down sequentially
Oct 8, 10:31
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Lextar Electronics has reported September consolidated revenues reached NT$1.139 billion (US$38.1 million) decreasing 7.89% sequentially but increasing 13.15% on year. LED chip packaging house Unity Opto Technology saw its September consolidated revenues drop 7.22%...
Global LED bulb ASP up in August, says LEDinside
Oct 2, 15:24
The global 40W LED bulb average selling price (ASP) increased slightly by 1.7% in August 2013 to US$15.70, according to LEDinside. The ASP for global 60W LED bulbs meanwhile dropped slightly by 2.9% to US$21.90.
Edison Opto to issue NT$1 billion convertible bonds
Stockwatch - Sep 23, 16:06
LED packaging house Edison Opto has said it will issue 5-year zero-interest unsecured convertible bonds totaling NT$1 billion (US$33.3 million) to fund capacity expansion for high-power LED and PLCC (plastic leaded chip carrier) components.
The mid-power LED lighting trend: Q&A with Philips Lumileds CEO
Sep 12, 12:01
While mid-power LED chips account for only a small proportion of LED lighting currently, the proportion will grow fast over the next few years to reach about 50%, Philips Lumileds Lighting CEO Pirre-Yves Lesaicherre said during a Digitimes interview.
Everlight loses patent lawsuit against Nichia in Germany
Sep 12, 11:26
Dusseldorf District Court, Germany has ruled that Taiwan-based LED packaging company Everlight Electronics and its Germany-based subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH have infringed a YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) patent owned by Japan-based Nichia, European patent code EP 936 682 (Germany patent...
Everlight Electronics August revenues hit record
Sep 10, 18:20
LED packaging house Everlight Electronics had consolidated revenues of NT$2.410 billion (US$80.3 million) for August 2013 hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive time with on-month growth of 10.13% and on-year growth of 33.96%, according to the company.