LED lighting peak to come in 2018: Q&A with MLS president Lawrence Lin
May 27, 12:25
Global demand for LED lighting will peak in 2018, with LED applications to acount for 70% of all lighting products availabe in the market, according to Lawrence Lin, president for the largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS. The company has also been marketing own-brand LED lighting...
New iPhones reportedly to use smaller LED backlighting chips
May 25, 22:05
Apple, in order for its next-generation iPhones to become slimmer and lighter, will reportedly adopt 0.4t (dimensions of 3.0 x 0.85 x 0.4mm) LED chips for backlight units (BLUs), smaller than the 0.6t (3.0 x 0.85 x 0.6mm) adopted for the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm
May 22, 10:57
The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with the quarterly shipments projected to reach 24 million units, according to TrendForce.
Everlight Electronics tops LED makers in 1Q15 net EPS
May 20, 11:39
Everlight Electronics, among eight major Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers as well as LED packaging service providers, recorded the highest net EPS of NT$1.31 (US$0.0416) for the first quarter of 2015.
Lite-On Technology looks to 10% revenue proportion for automotive LED lighting
May 18, 21:53
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has become a supplier of automotive LED lighting, including headlights, tail lights, turn signals and in-car lamps, for US- and Europe-based automobile makers and joint-venture car makers in China and expects the corresponding sales revenues in 2015 to grow over 20%...
LED package pricing on the decline, says firm
May 13, 13:45
LED package pricing is continuing to fall in the second quarter of 2015 and so far has dropped 1-9%, excluding 2835 packages 2835. Since 2835 LED products are the mainstream in China's lighting market, the average price decline has reached 10-17%, more severe than other package types. For backlighting...
Edison Opto April revenues hit record
May 6, 15:22
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has reported consolidated revenues of NT$408 million (US$13.3 million) for April, hitting a monthly record with growth of 3.99% on month and of 52.31% on year. Its January-April consolidated revenues totaled NT$1.370 billion, hiking 46.00% on year.
Edison Opto lands orders for 10 million LED bulbs from India, says paper
Newswatch - May 5, 13:50
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has obtained orders for 10 million LED light bulbs worth more than NT$300 million (US$9.8 million) from India, with LED chips to be supplied by Taiwan-based Epistar, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Edison Opto nets NT$0.03 per share for 1Q15
Stockwatch - Apr 29, 15:22
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto on April 28 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$961.8 million (US$30.7 million), gross margin of 14.24%, net operating profit of NT$8.8 million, net profit of NT$4.5 million and net EPS of NT$0....
Epistar, Lextar see increasing orders from LED lighting vendors
Apr 27, 14:00
LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Lextar Electronics have seen increasing orders from Europe- and US-based LED lighting vendors, with shipments beginning to significantly rise in the second quarter of 2015 and expected to peak in the third quarter, according to the companies.
ITRI to cooperate with US NIST to promote LED lighting
Apr 17, 15:10
The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will sign an MoU with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the US Department of Commerce for R&D cooperation on light & lighting, color & vision, photobiology & imaging, and international...
Corning announces collaboration with OLEDWorks
Apr 14, 15:45
Corning has announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop flexible and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning Willow Glass as an integrated substrate.
Digitimes Research: Philips makes wise move selling Lumileds stake
Apr 14, 11:49
Philips originally planned to spin off its wholly-owned subsidiary Lumileds and automobile lighting business to make them an independent company by the end of the first half 2015. But on March 31, Philips announced a deal to sell a 80.1% stake in Lumileds to Go Scale Capital for an amount of US$2.8...
SemiLEDs announces fiscal 2Q15 performance
Apr 13, 21:57
SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced its revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were US$4.6 million, a 56% increase compared to US$2.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
Epistar, Everlight Electronics see sequential growth in March revenues
Apr 10, 10:36
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's March consolidated revenues of NT$2.365 billion (US$75.3 million) increased 26.87% on month but decreased 0.19% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics reported NT$2.503 billion, growing 13.64% and 12.04%, according to the comp...
Taiwan to install 692,000 LED street lamps by end of 2016
Apr 8, 22:11
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will complete replacement of mercury street lamps with LED models installing an additional 692,000 LED lamps around Taiwan by the end of 2016 at a procurement budget of NT$5.49 billion (US$175 million). An open-bid is scheduled for the third quarter of 20...
Lextar sees increased March revenues
Apr 8, 11:35
LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.178 billion (US$37.4 million) for March, increasing 11.78% sequentially and 4.92% on year, and its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$3.502 billion, growing 8.67% on year.
Unity Opto Technology sees increased March revenues
Apr 7, 21:34
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology on April 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$867 million (US$27.5 million) for March, increasing 38.97% on month and 15.09% on year, and of NT$2.341 billion for January-March, growing 22.27%.
Digitimes Research: March 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down in China
Apr 7, 13:57
March average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market decreased 21.4% on month to CNY29.10 (US$4.70), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) slipped 11.6% to CNY38.80, according to Digitimes Research.
Genius Electronic Optical offers LED fishing lights
Mar 27, 14:47
Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical has extended development and production to LED lighting and has offered LED fishing lights for Pacific saury fishing boats, according to the company.
Nan Ya Photonics exhibits omni-directional LED light bulb
Mar 26, 22:26
Nan Ya Photonics is showcasing a DLC (diamond-like carbon coating) omni-directional LED light bulb at the 2015 LED Taiwan exhibition taking place in Taipei March 25-28 and indicated that the product weighs 70g, compared to 150-200g for conventional LED light bulbs.
Taiwan International Lighting Show begins
Mar 25, 15:42
The 2015 Taiwan International Lighting Show and LED Taiwan both started today (March 25) in Taipei, with 337 exhibitors from 10 countries to use 898 booths, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council. The shows run till March 28.
Lextar, Everlight see increasing capacity utilization
Mar 20, 10:35
Lextar Electronics and Everlight Electronics have seen utilization rates rise to 80% and expect the rates to further rise to 100% and 85%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2015 due to increasing orders for LED lighting and backlighting, according to the companies.
Everlight Electronics purchases existing factory for capacity expansion
Mar 19, 22:38
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has acquired an existing factory in central Taiwan from optical disc maker Ritek at a price of up to NT$1.3 billion (US$41.3 million) to expand production capacity by 25%. Production at the factory will begin in 2016, according to the company.
Infrastructure boom turns Southeast Asia spurring LED demand, says firm
Mar 13, 11:40
LED lighting markets in Europe, the US and Japan have gradually matured, and China is also entering a period of intense competition over pricing and scale. With the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, LED vendors' attention on emerging markets in Southeast Asia has grown over the years. According...
Delta Electronics sees February revenues decline
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:02
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.673 billion (US$369.96 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.46% drop on month and 9.79% drop on year.