Everlight Electronics aims at 2-digit growth in 2017 revenues
Jan 13, 10:35
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, despite on-year growth of 1.57% in 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$29.272 billion (US$919 million), aims at double-digit growth in 2017 consolidated revenues, with growth mainly coming from infrared LEDs used in IoT, LED automotive lighting, fine...
Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase
Jan 12, 14:53
Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.
Sony micro LED displays close to commercialization
Jan 11, 15:45
Sony showcased CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) large-size displays at CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, signaling that commercial application of micro LED will soon take off, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.
Everlight, Epistar see decreased December revenues
Jan 10, 11:20
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.535 billion (US$79.2 million) for December, decreasing 4.44% sequentially and 1.71% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has disclosed its consolidated revenues for the month slipped...
Lextar sees decreased December revenues
Jan 6, 11:23
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.053 billion (US$32.9 million) for December, dropping 7.49% on month and 7.22% on year.
MLS to expand capacity ahead of schedule
Jan 4, 21:53
China's largest LED packaging service provider MLS originally planned to expand its monthly packaging capacity from 60-70 billion LED chips currently to 150 billion units by the end of 2018, but has sped up expansion to reach the target by the end of 2017, according to the company.
MLS hopes Germany will green-light Ledvance acquisition
Dec 27, 21:54
Germany-based Osram Licht AG in late July 2016 announced the sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium of LED packaging service provider MLS, Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center and IDG Capital Partners at EUR400 million (US$418 million), and the consortium in September-October...
MLS to invest in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology
Dec 22, 12:07
The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will invest CNY500 million (US$72.5 million) in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology, a China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, for a 26.88% stake to secure supply of LED chips, according to industry sources.
NTU and NTHU achieve breakthrough in near IR OLED
Dec 16, 15:31
An joint R&D team from National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has synthesized a platinum complex compound that can form a linear array able to extend efficient light-emitting wavelengths to the near infrared (IR) spectrum (740nm).
StrongLED Lighting Systems expects over 20% on-year growth in 2017 revenues
Dec 15, 23:13
LED lighting solution provider StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), due to increased outdoor lighting projects in the China market and ODM shipments to US-based clients, expects 2017 consolidated revenues to increase over 20% on year, company chairman James Chang said at a December 14 investors conf...
Digitimes Research: LED device makers to benefit from growing gaming demand
Dec 13, 15:33
Global demand for gaming hardware, software and services is projected at a CAGR of 6.6% from US$99.6 billion in 2016 to US$118.6 billion in 2019 and because gaming notebooks, desktops, monitors and even keyboards and mice are offering visual effects, makers of LED devices are expected to benefit from...
China LED makers obtain licensed use of KSF red phosphor patents
Dec 13, 12:19
China-based LED packaging service providers, in order to enter international vendors' supply chains, have made efforts to land licensed use of patents regarding KSF red phosphor, a material used in white-light LEDs to enhance color saturation of screen displays, according to industry sources.
LED players see November revenues up
Dec 9, 10:58
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.136 billion (US$67.2 million) and NT$2.653 billion respectively for November, increasing 0.16% on month and 17.81% on year and 10.02% and 4.48% respectively...
China LED material, chip makers hike prices
Dec 7, 11:54
China-based makers of LED materials, including aluminum substrates, copper foil and plastic materials, have hiked quotes by 30-40%, sending China-based LED chip makers raising prices by about 10%. China-based LED packaging service providers will soon follow suit, according to industry sources.
Lextar sees mild drop in November revenues
Dec 6, 11:14
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.139 billion (US$35.8 million) for November, slipping 0.2% sequentially and 2.46% on year, and those of NT$12.735 billion for January-November dipped 2.75% on year.
Laster Tech expects growth in 2017 revenues from China
Nov 28, 13:15
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has about 90% of consolidated revenues coming from the China market and expects 2017 revenues from the market to increase significantly on year, according to the company.
ITRI forms consortium to promote Micro LED
Nov 25, 14:47
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on November 24 formed Consortium for Intelligent Micro-assembly System (CIMS), an interdisciplinary platform for combing industries of display panels, LED, semiconductors and system integration to boost development of Micro LED technology...
Taiwan makers poised to use IR LED in biometrics
Nov 23, 21:59
Taiwan-based epitaxial wafer and chip makers and LED packaging service providers have developed IR LED chips or devices for biometric applications, mainly iris and facial recognition, and are in the process of certification by potential clients. Shipments are expected to start shipping in 2017, according...
Epileds Technologies, High Power Lighting cooperate on UV-C LEDs
Nov 18, 11:21
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies and invisible LED packaging service provider and module maker High Power Lighting have cooperated to develop UV-C LED products, which will launch under the brand Bioraytron in the second quarter of 2017, according to the companies.
Everlight obtains IATF 16949 certification for LED automotive devices
Nov 10, 15:23
LED packaging service provider Everligt Electronics has obtained IATF 16949 (released on October 1, 2016 to replace original ISO/TS 16949) - technical requirements for quality management system for automobile supply chains specified by the International Automotive Task Force - certification for its...
Lite-On Technology October revenues up on year
Nov 9, 11:28
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.55 billion (US$652 million) for October, decreasing 7.67% on month but increasing 3.99% on year.
Epistar 3Q16 operations turn profitable
Nov 8, 11:34
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has posted net operating profit of NT$189.6 million (US$6.01 million) for third-quarter 2016, swinging into profitability from continued net operating losses for the preceding five consecutive quarters.
Everlight Electronics nets NT$3.08 per share for January-September
Stockwatch - Nov 4, 14:27
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on November 3 reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.582 billion (US$241 million), gross margin 24.82%, net operating profit NT$696.2 million, net profit NT$464.3 million and net EPS NT$1.04 for the third quarter of 2016, leading to consolidated...
Edison Opto reports 3Q16 net operating profit
Nov 3, 11:39
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has posted net operating profit of NT$36.3 million (US$1.15 million) for the third quarter of 2016, swinging into profitability from continued net operating losses for four consecutive quarters.
Epistar settles patent infringement lawsuit with Adamax
Nov 1, 14:51
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reached a settlement with US-based lighting distributor Adamax concerning charges it filed in the US alleging Adamax has infringed on six patents concerning LED filament and lighting products, according to Epistar.
Epileds and High Power Lighting cooperate to offer UV-C LED products
Oct 27, 12:07
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies has cooperated with invisible LED packaging service provider High Power Lighting to produce UV-C LED products and will offer such products in UV wavelength of 265-275nm for use in food sterilization and air and water purification, according to...
Micro LED technology stands 50% chance of success, says EOSRL head
Oct 26, 15:08
Based on existing development and established supply chain of Micro LED, the possibility of successful development in terms of commercial applicability is about 50%, according to general director Wu Chih-I for Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under the government-sponsored...
Lextar developing human-centric lighting with Europe vendors
Oct 26, 12:03
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has disclosed it is cooperating with Europe-based lamp vendors to develop human-centric lighting featuring control systems that adjust color temperatures to simulate light at different times of the day.
MIRDC working on communication standards for LED equipment
Oct 21, 15:34
Taiwan government-sponsored Metal Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC), under the auspices of Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, has drawn up a draft communication protocol for LED manufacturing equipment, according to MIRDC.
Nichia wins patent infringement litigation in Japan
Oct 21, 10:32
The Tokyo District Court has judged that Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan infringed on Nichia's Japan patent No. 2780618 for blue-light LED products, coded 1254 and 7344, they imported and sold in the Japan market and therefore should indemnify Nichia, according to Nichia.
Everlight expands capacity for LED fine pixel-pitch displays
Oct 20, 11:04
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, in view of fast growing demand for fine pixel-pitch LED display panels, has expanded monthly production capacity allowing it to package one billion chips for such panels from the previous 600 million, according to the company.
Vietnam market: LED lighting demand takes off
Oct 19, 11:21
While there is estimated demand for 200 million incandescent light bulbs a year in the Vietnam market, use of LED lighting is considerably fast increasing and the proportion of all lighting products for LED in 2016 is expected to rise to 35%, according to industry sources.
China makers step into COB LED lighting
Oct 17, 11:28
While international vendors have dominated the market for COB (chip on board) high-power LED chip packages used in commercial, outdoor and special-purpose lighting, China-based competitors are entering the race by leveraging lower prices and large demand in the domestic market, according to industry...
Nichia requests ban on sales of Mouser white LEDs in Germany
Oct 14, 11:18
Japan-based Nichia on September 29 filed a request with the Dusseldorf District Court, in Germany, for a preliminary ban on sales of white LED products coded 334-15/X1C5-1QSA by Mouser Electronics, a US-based catalog distributor of electronic components, in the market, because Taiwan-based LED packaging...