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Osram starts operation at new LED chip plant in Kulim, Malaysia

Nov 24, 14:18

Osram's new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, has kicked off operation, as the lighting vendor continues to expand its production capacity.

AUO to adopt mini LED backlighting in 2018, but micro LED development continues, says chairman

Nov 24, 12:18

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will adopt mini LED chips for backlighting in 2018, but the move will not affect its development of micro LED applications, which will take a long time to commercialize, according to company chairman and CEO Paul Peng.

AUO

Laster to develop over 10 LED headlight models in 2018

Nov 22, 14:41

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech will develop more than 10 headlight models in 2018, expecting the revenue proportion for headlight segment to rise from below 10% in 2017 to over 10% next yeat, the company said at a November 21 investor conference.

Demand for LED automotive lighting rising in China

Nov 22, 14:31

Demand for LED automotive lighting in the China market keeps growing, with demand focusing on taillights, brake lights, direction indicators, dashboard displays and in-car lamps, according to industry sources.

China Electric to offer energy-saving lighting

Nov 22, 11:12

Taiwan-based China Electric is poised to apply for energy-saving certification for lighting products in order to receive government subsidies.

Commentary: Micro LED development to benefit from micro-assembly

Nov 21, 15:40

Integrating micro LED chips with various ICs and biometrics sensors using micro-assembly technology offers many business opportunities.

Epistar expects mini LED to be growth driver in 2018

Nov 21, 13:11

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is poised to produce mini LED chips for smartphone and TV backlighting and expects mini LED to be a major growth driver in 2018, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye.

Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye (right)

Acer digital signage products enter Japan market, says paper

Nov 20, 16:04

Acer has partnered with Japan-based software integration service provider SMedio to begin marketing its digital signage products in Japan's smart retailing market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Ledtech inaugurates new LED lighting factory in China

Nov 20, 10:59

LED packaging service provider Ledtech Electronics has inaugurated a new factory in Zhaoqing, southern China, which will focuses on production of low-temperature LED lighting devices used in refrigerated and freezing equipment, according to company chairman and CEO Liu Shou-hsiung.

Ledtech ramping up low-temperature LED lighting capacity

Apple reportedly whittles down micro LED R&D team in Taiwan

Nov 20, 10:07

Apple has reportedly downsized its R&D team for development of micro LED display products in Longtan, northern Taiwan, due to issues related to mass transfer of micro LED chips onto receiver substrates, according to sources from Taiwan's upstream LED suppliers.

Everlight 3Q17 EPS at NT$0.64

Nov 10, 15:44

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported EPS of NT$0.64 for third-quarter 2017, with EPS for January-September reaching NT$2.20.

Lextar, Unity Opto, Edison Opto post mixed results for January-September

Nov 10, 15:40

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics and LED packagers Unity Opto Technology and Edision Opto have released their financial reports for third-quarter 2017, with Lextar netting NT$0.17 per share and Unity Opto and Edison Opto suffering net loss per share of NT$0.74 and NT$0.72 respectively...

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

Nov 10, 11:17

October 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in China decreased 3.2% from August 2017 to reach CNY24.3 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) also saw pricing drop 27.2% to CNY23.5, according to Digitimes Research.

I-Chiun losses continue in 3Q17

Nov 9, 12:27

I-Chiun Precision Industry, a maker of lead frames used in LED packaging, recorded continued net operating loss of NT$42.4 million (US$1.4 million) for third-quarter 2017 mainly arising from price competition for SMD lead frames in the China market, the company has disclosed.

EOSRL forms consortium to develop micro LED panels for AR/VR devices

Nov 8, 15:08

The Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) has formed the Consortium for Intelligent Micro-assembly System to develop monocrhome blue-light micro LED panels coated with quantum dot materials by integrating quantum dot material suppliers, IC design houses and LED makers....

LedLink expects secondary lenses for LED automotive lighting to drive growth

Nov 8, 14:49

LedLink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses for LED lighting, expects applications for automotive lighting to drive business growth, according to the company.

Lextar ships LED backlighting devices for automotive, quantum-dot displays

Nov 7, 12:16

LED vertically-integrated firm Lextar Electronics has disclosed it has begun shipments of LED backlighting applications for automotive and quantum-dot displays, as well as new models for gaming monitors and games consoles. Lextar has increased the proportion of LED backlighting devices for high-end...

Ledtech constructing LED plant in China

Nov 7, 12:00

LED packaging service provider Ledtech Electronics has disclosed it is constructing a plant in Zhaoqing, southern China, with investment of CNY97 million (US$14.6 million), and the new plant with automated production lines will be completed in November 2017.

Ledtech chairman and CEO Liu Shou-hsiung

EOSRL cooperates with PlayNitride, Macroblock, Unimicron to develop ultra-fine pixel pitch Micro LED displays

Nov 6, 15:48

The Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is cooperating with PlayNitride, LED driver IC design house Macroblock and PCB maker Unimicron Technology to develop ultra-fine pixel pitch Micro LED panels, according to...

Macroblock has rolled driver ICs for Macro LED display products

Philips Lighting works with China Telecom to boost smart-city application

Nov 3, 14:41

Philips Lighting Holding has cooperated with China Telecom to promote smart-city application in China through using its smart Internet-connected lighting technology and China Telecom's NB-IoT (narrow band-Internet of Things) technology and networks, according to Philips Lighting senior vice president...

Epistar inks LED supply pact with Hongli Zhihui

Nov 1, 15:38

China-based LED packager Hongli Zhihui has announced it has singed a pact with Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar for 4-year supply of LED chips for making automotive lighting.

LED automotive lighting products

Advanced Optoelectronic to offer mini LED backlighting for TVs in 2018

Oct 30, 11:25

LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology plans to offer mini LED backlighting for TVs in the third or fourth quarter of 2018, the company has said.

Bright Led focuses on high-profit products

Oct 25, 15:14

LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics has revealed it has phased out production of low-profit devices using blue-light chips and focused on product lines with high gross margins, including SMD LED lighting modules for airplanes, street lamps, infrared (IR) sensor modules for robots,...

Micro LED development racing against time, says Mikro Mesa chairman

Oct 24, 12:56

Taiwan firms developing micro LED are racing against time to make technological breakthroughs within 500 days, or the technology will be limited to niche-market applications, according to Chen Li-yi, chairman for Mikro Mesa Technology.

Mikro Mesa chairman Chen Li-yi

Taiwan makers all set for mini LED

Oct 19, 12:11

Taiwan-based LED firms, in view of tight supply of AMOLED smartphone panels and increasing competition in the LED backlighting segment from China-based makers, are ready adopt mini LEDs for TV and smartphone backlighting applications and fine pixel pitch displays, according to industry sources.

LED filament light bulb market estimated at US$831 million in 2017

Oct 18, 15:10

Global market value for LED filament light bulbs in 2017 is estimated at CNY5.66 billion (US$831 million), hiking 95% on year, and will see a 47.7% CAGR during 2017-2020, according to consulting firm GGII.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 1H17 revenues

Oct 18, 15:03

Japan-based Nichia recorded the highest revenues among all main LED packaging service providers worldwide in first-half 2017, with sales reaching JPY132.79 billion (US$1.142 billion), up 4.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

MLS to surpass Everlight in 2017 revenue

Oct 13, 15:09

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS is likely to see 2017 consolidated revenues exceed those for Taiwan-based fellow Everlight Electronics for the first time.

Laster Tech September revenues down on year

Oct 13, 11:38

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$379 million (US$12.5 million) for September, increasing 23.78% sequentially but decreasing 5.29% on year, those of NT$931 million for the third quarter grewing 23.83% sequentially and 8.73% on year.

LED automotive lighting modules

Lite-On Tech September revenues down on year

Oct 12, 14:36

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.853 billion (US$655 million) for September, increasing 6.62% sequentially but decreasing 10.80% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global high-brightness LED production value to grow 2-5% annually in 2018-2022

Oct 11, 13:40

Global production value for high-brightness LED chips in 2017 is estimated at US$13.179 billion, growing 2.8% on year, and the production value will increase 2-5% annually during 2018-2022, Digitimes Research estimates.

HPL develops UV-C LED devices for disinfection

Oct 6, 15:24

Invisible LED packaging service provider High Power Lighting (HPL) has been working with LED wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies to develop UV-C (ultraviolet in wavelength of 240-290nm) devices for water and air disinfection under their joint-venture brand Bioraytron.

Lextar September revenues drop

Oct 6, 10:29

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$987 million (US$32.6 million) for September, decreasing 7.26% sequentially and 20.28% on year.

Everlight at CEATEC Japan 2017

Oct 5, 11:01

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is for the first time participating in CEATEC Japan 2017 during October 3-6, showcasing products including infrared (IR) LED photo couplers, photo interrupters, transmission receiver modules as well as general and automotive lighting devices.

Everlight's booth at CEATEC Japan 2017

Delta aims to push 8K projectors into mass production in 2H18

Oct 5, 10:19

Delta Electronics has recently showcased a prototype of what it claims as the world's first 8K Ultra HD projector and pledged to begin mass production of its 8K projectors in the second half of 2018.

Delta founder Bruce Cheng

Epistar to see mild seasonal impact in 4Q17

Oct 3, 12:23

LED wafer and chip maker Epistar will only see mild seasonal impacts in the fourth quarter, with shipments and consolidated revenues to slip sequentially by less than 10%, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Will micro LED feature on Apple devices?

Oct 2, 15:49

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch Series 3 characterized by a built-in eSIM (embedded SIM) chip which independently connects the device with LTE networks for voice communications and playing Apple Music without via iPhone. However, Apple Watch 3 still faces a challenge: high power consumption for screen...

Lextar releases IR LED dual-recognition biometric sensor module

Sep 29, 12:24

Lextar Electronics has released PR88M32, an infrared (IR) LED biometric sensor module that it says can recognize human faces and iris. With a thickness of 1.4mm, the sensor module is expected to be adopted for notebooks and residential access control systems in first-half 2018. Lextar is also seeking...

Lextar IR LED biometric sensors

Commentary: Micro LED panels can be competitive in smart displays

Sep 27, 15:46

As the displays market is approaching saturation, micro LED panels can compete with LCD and OLED if they are used as smart displays through being embedded with sensors.

A smartwatch with a micro LED display developed by PlayNitride

Mikro Mesa, ITRI developing micro LED panels

Sep 26, 10:59

Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology is developing 55-inch micro LED TV panels, while Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing micro LED ultra-fine pixel pitch indoor displays through cooperation...

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PlayNitride chairman upbeat about micro LED

Sep 25, 16:25

While many industry observers believe it will take at least three more years before micro LED can be commercialized, PlayNitride is undertaking trial production of micro LED panels for niche market applications for a few types of devices, expecting the technology to take off soon, according to company...

PlayNitride chairman and CEO Charles Li

Panel makers look to mini LED backlighting

Sep 22, 15:46

As OLED smartphone and TV applications are in short supply with the market segment dominated by Samsung Display and LG Display, LCD panel makers from China and Taiwan are working with LED wafer and chip maker Epistar to develop direct-type backlighting using mini LED chips, according to industry sou...

Valeo joins ISELED Alliance

Sep 22, 14:35

ISELED, an open alliance formed to develop and market an innovative in-vehicle LED lighting concept within a full ecosystem, has announced that Valeo has joined it as its new member.

Taiwan market: Optoma launches LED projector

Sep 20, 18:43

Projector supplier Optoma, a subsidiary of BLU maker Coretronics, has launched a LED-based HD-ready projector, ML330, in the Taiwan market.

PlayNitride to kick off trial production for Micro LED panels at year-end 2017

Sep 15, 16:20

Taiwan-based PlayNitride is undertaking R&D of Micro LED display panels for smartwatches, VR (virtual reality)/AR (augmented reality) devices, smartphones and TVs through cooperation with potential clients and plans to begin trial production at the end of 2017, according to company chairman and...

PlayNitride

TUV Rheinland launches photobiological safety lab in South Korea

Sep 15, 15:09

TUV Rheinland has opened a photobiological safety testing laboratory in South Korea. The new facility will help Korea-based manufacturers of LED products and lighting systems to target local and international markets, including the EU.

Philips Lighting boosting smart connected LED lighting

Sep 14, 11:35

Philips Lighting aims to see its smart connected LED lighting products cover three billion people around the world by 2025, according to Bill Bien, head of Strategy and Marketing for the vendor.

Philips Lighting Global Head of Strategy and Marketing Bill Bien

August LED light bulb prices fall 1.1-1.5%

Sep 13, 14:57

Global average retail pricing for 40W incandescent-equivalent LED light bulbs stood at US$6.40 and US$7.70 for 60W equivalents in August, dropping 1.1-1.5% sequentially, according to industry sources.

LED filament light bulbs

Everlight, Unity Opto see August revenues decline on year

Sep 12, 15:06

LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.351 billion (US$77.6 million) and NT$506 million respectively for August, the former increasing 6.64% sequentially but decreasing 14.23% on year, and the latter growing 4.88%...

Lite-On Technology aims at 50% revenue proportion for smart products in 2022

Sep 12, 11:31

EMS provider Lite-On Technology established Smart Life & Applications SBG (strategic business group) in early 2017, setting a goal that the proportion of consolidated revenues for the SBG will gradually rise to 50% in 2022, according to company CEO Warren Chen.

Lite-On Technology CEO Warren Chen with charging piles BMW i3
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