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Unity Opto to raise additional capital of NT$774.3 million

Dec 1, 11:32

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology will issue 58 million new shares at NT$13.35 per share to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$774.3 million (US$24.3 million), according to the company.

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.

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LED industry still seeing hardships, says Nichia Taiwan president

Nov 25, 16:23

Despite rebounding prices for LED products, development of the LED industry still faces problems due to overcapacity, according to president Dai Zhen-jia for Nichia Taiwan.

Nichia Taiwan president Dai Zhen-jia (center)

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...

Court in Germany issues injunction against Everlight Electronics due to infringement of Nichia YAG patent

Nov 18, 15:44

The Dusseldorf District Court, Germany, has granted a preliminary injunction on sales of three white LED products in Germany requested by Japan-based Nichia. Nichia asserts that the producer of the products, Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics, has infringed Nichia's patent, EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929...

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.

Digitimes Research: Use of LED chips in TV backlighting to grow slightly in 2017

Nov 17, 11:15

The global volume of LED chips used in TV backlighting in 2017 will increase slightly on year, with Ultra HD, HDR and quantum dot models expected to increase usage, while direct-type backlights, OLED and adoption of flip-chip LED backlighting to decrease usage, according to Digitimes Research.

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

Nov 11, 11:27

October 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 4.9% from August to CNY27.8 (US$4.10), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) also rose 13.9% to CNY30.30, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Digitimes Research: Growing use of facial recognition increases demand for IR LED devices

Nov 3, 10:07

Among biometrics technologies, facial recognition is in growing application due to its being contactless, quick recognition and easy to use, and this is expected to increase demand for infrared (IR) LED devices which are used to enhance accuracy of facial recognition, according to Digitimes Research...

MLS hikes 3Q16 estimated profit, Sanan Optoelectronics, Foshan Nationstar see increased 3-quarter performance

Nov 1, 15:16

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has upward adjusted estimated net profit for January-September 2016 from CNY192-210 million (US$29.2-31.9 million) to CNY285-325 million which grows 14.15-30.58% on year, while fellow maker Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics posted January-September revenues...

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.

Taichung City adopts LED smart lighting solutions from Philips

Oct 24, 10:51

The government of Taichung City, central Taiwan, has signed a strategic cooperation MoU with Netherlands-based Philips Lighting Holding B.V. to adopt its LED smart lighting solutions.

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...

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packaging service providers in 1H16 revenues

Oct 14, 11:16

Among LED packaging service providers around the world, Japan-based Nichia ranked first in LED revenues for the first half of 2016 with JPY126.58 billion (US$1.248 billion), followed by Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics with US$449.6 million, Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors with US$442.9 million,...

Unity Opto shifting LED lighting focus from light bulbs to lamps

Oct 13, 11:45

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology, in order to avoid price-cut competition for LED light bulb orders from China-based fellow makers, has adjusted lighting product mix through gradually decreasing production for light bulbs and increasing for much more profitable LED lamps, according...

Unity Opto Technology chairman Alpha Wu

Philips cuts 5-7% in 1H17 procurement prices for LED devices used in LED lighting

Oct 7, 14:23

Philips has negotiated procurement prices for LED devices used in its own-brand LED lighting for the first half of 2017 with its supply chain makers, resulting in 5-7% reductions from the first half of 2016, according to industry sources.

Edison Opto reduces reliance on China market

Oct 3, 11:22

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has been making efforts to reduce reliance on the China market through tapping the US, Europe and emerging markets, with the revenue proportion for the China market dropping from 50% in the past to 30% currently, according to the company.

MLS to issue bonds to fund Ledvance acquisition

Sep 30, 11:28

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has revealed it will issue corporate bonds worth CNY2 billion (US$300 million) to fund the acquisition of Ledvance (LED + Advanced), the lamp business unit of Germany-based Osram.

Taiwan market: Lite-On Technology to supply over 150,000 LED street lamps

Sep 26, 11:23

Lite-On Technology has won several Taiwan local governments' open-bid procurements of over 150,000 LED street lamps to become the largest supplier, followed by Everlight Electronics and Delta Electronics, according to industry sources.

CWTC listed on Taiwan OTC

Sep 14, 14:55

Chang Wah Technology (CWTC), which manufactures LED leadframe packaging materials, started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$102 (US$3.22) per share on September 13.

Ledtech setting up factory in China

Sep 14, 14:04

LED packaging service provider Ledtech Electronics will complete the construction of a new factory in China by the end of 2016, according to the company.

Philips offers INR38 to compete in India LED light bulb procurement

Sep 13, 11:34

In an open bid for the India government's procurement of LED light bulbs, Philips has quoted as low as INR38 (US$0.57) for a 9W light bulb (equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb), 30.8% lower than the procurement price of INR54.9 at the last open bid held in March 2016, according to industry sources...

Digitimes Research: 7W and 9W LED light bulb pricing headed in different directions in China

Sep 12, 21:10

August 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 6.4% from June to CNY26.5 (US$4.0), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased 13.4% to CNY26.6, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight Electronics August revenues hit 22-month high

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 11:34

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on September 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.742 billion (US$86.5 million), the highest monthly level since November 2014, with growth of 20.95% on month and 17.42% on year, and NT$19.107 billion for January-August, rising 1.16% on year.

China to completely end use of incandescent bulbs

Sep 7, 12:28

The China government will prohibit imports and sale of 15W to below 60W incandescent light bulb from October 1, 2016, leading to a complete end to use of such lighting product, according to industry sources.

Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 1, 16:30

The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.

Smartphone vendors likely to follow Samsung to adopt IR LED-based iris recognition

Aug 30, 21:27

Samsung Electronics took the initiative to adopt iris recognition based on infrared LEDs for its flagship Galaxy Note 7 and other smartphone vendors, especially China-based ones, are watching the market response with an eye to following suit, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

Digitimes Research: Panasonic expected to remain largest automotive Li battery maker, steps into LED automotive lighting

Aug 26, 10:24

Panasonic has started production at new automotive Li battery factories in Japan, the US and China and is expected to maintain the status as the global largest maker. In addition, Panasonic has extended production to LED automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Philips launches Hue 2.0 smart LED lighting

Aug 24, 12:21

Philips has launched Hue 2.0 series smart LED lighting systems in the Taiwan market, with an entry-level system consisting of three 800-lumen light bulbs, an E27 lamp holder and Hue Bridge 2.0 for sale at NT$7,499 (US$236) and a single Hue 2.0 light bulb at NT$2,199, according to Philips Taiwan.

Philips Hue 2.0 smart LED lighting systems

Nichia wins German Federal Court judgment on validity of YAG patent

Aug 19, 12:00

The German Federal Court of Justice on August 16 determined that Japan-based LED maker Nichia's YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) phosphoric material patent EP (European patent code) 936 682, corresponding to German patent code DE 697 02 929, is valid. The judgment is final, meaning Taiwan-based LED packaging...

Everlight Electronics 2Q16 gross margin hits 9-quarter high

Aug 16, 14:03

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on August 15 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2016, with gross margin of 25.10%, its highest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2014.

July global LED bulb price falls

Aug 11, 10:57

The global average retail price (ASP) for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W incandescent ones stood at US$9.5 in July, declining 0.7% on month, and 60W-equivalent ones' ASP was US$12.9, falling 0.6%, according to industry sources.

Epistar, Everlight see mixed July results

Aug 11, 10:53

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw July consolidated revenues of NT$2.181 billion (US$68.2 million) increase 3.52% on month and 3.33% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics had NT$2.267 billion, decreasing 6.30% on month but growing 0.59% on year, according...

Lextar reports net loss for 1H16

Aug 10, 11:29

LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported net loss of NT$141.million (US$4.49 million) or net loss per share of NT$0.24 for the first half of the year, on consolidated revenues of NT$6.99 billion.

Tons Lightology nets NT$2 per share for 1H16

Aug 5, 14:40

Lighting solution provider Tons Lightology posted consolidated revenues of NT$342.3 million (US$10.7 million), gross margin 35.55%, operating profit NT$52.8 million, net profit NT$38.5 million and net EPS NT$1.01 for second-quarter 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$628.7 million, gross margin...

US ITC initially rules against Unity Opto in Cree patent row

Aug 4, 10:09

Cree has disclosed the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has initially determined that US-based Feit Electric and its Taiwan-based ODM Unity Opto Technology have infringed four of Cree's LED patents.

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