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Leotek expects 40-50% growth in 2018 LED smart streetlamp shipments

Aug 18, 15:32

Leotek Electronics, a subsidiary of EMS provider Lite-On Technology, has obtained orders for more than 100,000 LED smart streetlamps via open-bid competition in Taiwan, the US, the UK and the Middle East and expects shipments for the product line in 2018 to increase 40-50% on year.

Ledtech reports strong 2Q17 gross margin

Aug 14, 11:05

Ledtech Electronics, among all Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers, has posted the highest gross margin of 31.76% for second-quarter 2017.

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Everlight, Lextar report profits for 1H17

Aug 11, 11:42

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics have released their financial reports for second-quarter 2017, recording net EPS of NT$1.56 and NT$0.09 respectively for January-June.

Laster Tech expects operations to peak in 4Q17

Aug 11, 09:58

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech expects quarterly operations in 2017 to peak in the fourth quarter mainly because automotive clients will launch new models, and so are expected to release increased orders, according to the company.

Coretronic acquires Calibre

Aug 10, 13:07

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in UK-based Calibre, a supplier of image processing products, specialist scalers, flat panel displays and related software products.

SY Chen, president of the visual solution business group at Coretronic

Osram Opto Semiconductors starts expansion of LED factory in China

Aug 10, 10:37

Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors has begun expansion at its factory in Wuxi, eastern China, with an investment of EUR195 million (US$229 million). The expansion is scheduled to be completed in early 2019, according to China-based media reports.

Lextar, Unity Opto see July revenues rise on month

Aug 8, 15:05

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics and LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.115 billion (US$36.7 million) and NT$482 million respectively for July, the former rising 9.52% sequentially and 6.71% on year and the latter growing...

China market: Prices for LED packaging materials rise

Aug 7, 09:30

Due to tight supply, suppliers of materials used in LED packaging in the China market have hiked quotes and the increased prices are likely to remain in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to industry sources in China.

LedLink 2Q17 gross margin hits 17-quarter high

Aug 3, 21:40

LedLink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, has released its second-quarter 2017 financial report, with gross margin of 45.69% being the highest quarterly level since second-quarter 2013.

Tons Lightology reports worse-than-expected 2Q17 results

Aug 1, 10:16

Lighting solution provider Tons Lightology saw worse-than-expected results in second-quarter 2017 despite it being a traditional peak season, as Europe-based clients adjusted inventory levels and decreased orders, and competition from China-based firms heated up significantly, according to the compa...

Digitimes Research: Mini LEDs to be initially used in backlighting for automotive displays

Jul 31, 21:20

Mini LEDs, with much higher yield rates than those for Micro LEDs, are expected to come into commercial production next year, with initial application expected to be backlighting of LCD automotive displays, according to Digitimes Research.

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Mini LED may be used in automotive displays beginning 2H18

Jul 31, 10:28

Along with increasing use of in-car central information displays, heads-up displays and dashboard displays, sizes of automotive displays will increase from about 5-inch to 8-10-inch and, due to advantages of flexible shapes and curved designs, as well as less power consumption, Mini LED chips are likely...

KIMM succeeds in producing Micro LED panels using roll-to-roll transfer technology

Jul 25, 09:25

The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) under South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on July 24 announced that it has succeeded in production of Micro LED panels using roll-to-roll transfer technology, according to South Korea-based media reports.

Quasi-Micro LED expected to be used in 2018, says LEDinside

Jul 21, 15:27

As there are technological bottlenecks in commercializing Micro LED technology, especially that in mass transfer, quasi-Micro LED chips are expected to be used in displays in 2018 as interim solution before breakthrough is achieved in mass transfer technology, according to LEDinside.

Micro LED may be competitive with OLED in large-size displays

Jul 19, 14:46

While Micro LED technology is still under development and some experts think that the technology will be initially applied to small- to medium-size displays while others think the initial application will be large-size displays, large-size applications, especially TVs, will make Micro LED more likely...

China market: Replacement demand rising for aftermaket LED automotive headlights

Jul 18, 16:35

Demand for automotive headlights with pluggable LED lighting sources has taken off in China's car maintenance sector, and Lumileds, Cree and Taiwan-based LED makers have cooperated with China-based makers to provide LED devices for them to make such lighting sources, according to industry sources.

Lextar partners with China aftermarket automotive lighting maker

Jul 17, 19:00

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has disclosed it has formed a strategic alliance with Guangzhou ZEO Electronic Technology, one of the three largest China-based makers of automotive lighting for the aftermarket.

Lextar has teamed up with China aftermarket automotive lamp maker ZEO

Nichia wins lawsuit against WOFI, sues HTC regarding patent infringement in Germany

Jul 13, 13:58

The District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany has judged that WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a residential lighting subsidiary of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, infringes Nichia's YAG phosphoric material (used in white LED) patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929),...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers focus on automotive applications at LED Expo Taiwan

Jul 12, 11:15

At LED Expo held in Taipei last month, Taiwan-based LED and laser diode makers demonstrated a strong focus on automotive applications.

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

Jul 10, 13:39

June 2017 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 13.6% from April 2017 to CNY26.7 (US$3.9), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) rose 1.6% to CNY32.2, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan taps deeper into US market with advanced automotive electronics

Jul 10, 13:22

Taiwan's auto parts industry is gaining significant growth momentum for shipments to the US, now the industry's largest export outlet, as some American high-tech heavyweights are rushing to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous cars, fueling demand for advanced automotive electronics such...

Taiwan makers to introduce UV-C LED products in 2H17

Jul 7, 11:22

Prices for low-power (0.2W) UV-C LED devices have dropped from US$7-8 in 2016 to US$2-3 currently due to improved yield rates thanks to technological improvements. Consequently, Taiwan-based LED makers will begin to offer UV-C LED devices or modules for use in disinfection and purification in the second...

Epistar June revenues hit 15-month high, Everlight Electronics flat

Jul 7, 10:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.238 billion (US$73.9 million) for June, its highest monthly level since April 2016 and growing 1.09% on month and 6.25% on year. Meanwhile, LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics posted NT$2.373 billion,...

Lextar June revenues down on year

Jul 6, 11:01

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.018 billion (US$33.6 million) for June, growing 2.01% on month but slipping 12.6% on year.

China LED industry recovering

Jul 4, 11:17

As demand for LED end devices has resumed growth amid shortages of LED chip supply, China's LED makers have recently begun expanding their capacities and local governments are also planning new subsidy and investment programs to assist the makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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Commercialization of Micro LED hinges on RGB full-color display

Jul 3, 15:28

Many enterprises and research organizations have been developing Micro LED technology, and feasibility of using red (R), green (G) and blue (B) Micro LED chips simultaneously for full-color display is key to commercialization of the technology, according to industry experts.

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Tong Hsing starts shipments for 3D sensing products

Jun 30, 15:56

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as other niche ICs, started shipments for 3D sensing products in small volume in June, and has seen orders for CMOS image sensors resume, according to market sources.

LED light bulb prices continue to fall

Jun 30, 14:34

Although LED packaging prices have become stable due to tight supply of LED chips, LED light bulb vendors are under pressure to keep lowering retail prices, according to industry sources.

Lextar Electronics to focus on profitability in 2017

Jun 30, 10:52

Lextar Electronics will focus its 2017 operations on profitability instead of revenue growth, by maintaining improvements in product mix, according to company chairman David Su.

Lextar Electronics chairman David Su

Laster Tech expects to ship 13.87 million LED automotive lighting modules in 2017

Jun 29, 15:59

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has revealed it has developed more than 100 models through cooperation with clients so far in 2017 and began shipments in June, and based on clients' target sales volumes, it expects to ship 13.87 million units in total in 2017, hiking 102% on year.

ReneSolar to be delisted from NYSE

Jun 29, 11:16

China-based integrated PV and LED lighting maker ReneSolar will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) upon completion of its planned privatization, according to China-based media reports.

China Electric Mfg expects global LED lighting penetration to exceed 40% in 2017

Jun 29, 11:12

Taiwan-based China Electric Mfg., which makes and sells own-brand TOA lighting products, expects the proportion of all lighting products for LED lighting models to exceed 40% in 2017.

Small-size Micro LED applications may emerge in 1-2 years, says Epistar chairman

Jun 23, 16:30

Application of Micro LED technology to small-size devices including smart wearables, VR and AR devices is likely to emerge in one to two years, while large-size devices may emerge three to five years later, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Lite-On Technology wins procurement order for over 100,000 LED street lamps from Jordan

Jun 23, 11:43

Lite-On Technology has won an open bid in Jordan to procure more than 100,000 LED street lamps, with shipments beginning in the second quarter of 2017 and to increase in the third and fourth, according to company CEO Warren Chen.

Lite-On Technology CEO Warren Chen

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

Innolux developing Mini LED as predecessor to Micro LED

Jun 21, 16:19

Innolux started development of Mini LED technology a year ago and expects to get the technology ready for commercial application. Innolux sees Mini LED as a predecessor to Micro LED in terms of technological evolution, according to company executive vice president Ting Chin-lung.

Taiwan has advantage to develop Micro LED, says AUO chairman

Jun 20, 15:07

Taiwan's mature TFT-LCD and LED industries create an advantage in the development of Micro LED technology, if the two industries can cooperate on development, according to chairman Paul Peng for TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO).

Taiwan makers hold mixed views of Micro LED feasibility

Jun 19, 16:37

Robert Yek, chairman for LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, and David Su, chairman for vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics are optimistic about Micro LED applications. But Mark Chen, president for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics, and Sandy Liaw,...

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Global LED demand to see mild growth in 2H17, says Everlight

Jun 19, 14:53

Global demand for LED products is expected to grow mildly in the second half of 2017 and remain stable in the first half of 2018, according to chairman Robert Yeh for LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics.

Everlight Electronics chairman Robert Yeh

Lite-On Technology, Lextar Electronics pushing for LED automotive headlights

Jun 16, 15:32

EMS provider Lite-On Technology and LED service provider Lextar Electronics have been actively promoting their LED automotive headlight businesses, according to the companies.

Sanan Optoelectronics steps into plant factory business

Jun 16, 10:08

China's largest LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics stepped into the plant factory sector through establishing a joint-venture, Sanan Sino-Science, with the Institute of Botany under the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the end of 2015. Sanan holds a 90% stake in the JV.

Sanan Sino-Science booth at the International Optoelectronics Exposition 2017

Micro LED most likely to be used in 50-inch and above displays initially

Jun 15, 19:58

Micro LED technology will most likely be adopted for 50-inch and above displays with resolution of 50dpi initially, founder and chairman Chen Li-yi for Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology said at a technological symposium on Micro LED displays held by the Taiwan Electronic Equipment Industry Associat...

Lextar Electronics expects operations to peak in 3Q17

Jun 15, 13:53

Lextar Electronics, in view of traditional peak demand for LED backlighting and continual growth in LED lighting, expects 2017 operations to peak in the third quarter, according to company chairman and CEO David Su.

Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su

Smart car photonics show opens in Taiwan

Jun 14, 15:26

The International Automotive Photonics Exposition, the first of its kind in Taiwan, will run alongside the International Optoelectronics Exposition (Opto Taiwan) 2017 in Taipei during June 14-16, according to the main organizer the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

Lextar showcases laser automotive headlight at Smart Car Photonics 2017

Jun 14, 11:52

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics is showcasing a laser automotive headlight using in-house-developed optical lenses and sheets to refract blue-light laser beam into white light at Smart Car Photonics, a sub-exhibition at the International Optoelectronics Exposition (Opto Taiwan) 2017...

Everlight accuses Bridgelux of patent infringement

Jun 12, 21:16

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has revealed it has filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California a charge accusing US-based LED lighting solution developer Bridgelux of infringing on its two US patents, US6335548 and US7253448, concerning basic LED st...

Bright Led Electronics supplies LED lighting for Boeing 737 cabins

Jun 12, 12:37

LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics has become a supplier of LED lighting used in passenger cabins and restrooms of Boeing 737 aircraft for a US-based airline, according to the company.

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see slight growth in May revenues

Jun 12, 12:27

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.214 billion (US$73.3 million) and NT$2.368 billion respectively for May, growing 1.18% on month and 2.67% on year and rising 5.15% and 2.44% respectively.

Everlight Electronics booth at the 2017 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

400-500 million LED filament bulbs to be shipped globally in 2017

Jun 12, 09:10

About 250 million LED filament light bulbs were shipped globally in 2016, and shipments are expected to increase to 400-500 million units in 2017, according to industry sources.

Germany upholds preliminary injunction to ban sale of Everlight white LED products

Jun 7, 13:50

The Dusseldorf District Court in Germany has maintained its preliminary injunction to prohibit Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics from selling three white LED product items in Germany because Everlight Electronics has infringed on Nichia's YAG (white LED phosphoric material)...

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