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C Sun expects LCD, LED equipment to be main source of revenue growth in 1H14

Apr 18, 16:38

Taiwan-based production equipment maker C Sun expects TFT-LCD and LED equipment to be the main source of growth in its consolidated revenues for the first half of 204, the company indicated at an April 17 investors conference.

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Digitimes Research: Global sapphire capacity to remain unchanged in 2014

Apr 10, 16:02

Global leaders in the sapphire industry, in attempts to return to profits from losses incurred in 2012-2013, will focus on increasing utilization rates rather than expand capacities in 2014. Therefore, the global sapphire capacity in 2014 will be approximately the same as that in 2013, Digitimes Research...

Lite-On Technology March revenues increase

Apr 9, 11:40

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.275 billion (US$602 million) for March, rising 18.76% sequentially and 11.21% on year, and January-March consolidated revenues reached NT$51.392 billion, up 10.68% on year.

Epistar March revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 11:20

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$2.37 billion (US$78 million) for March, growing 19.54% sequentially and 38.29% on year.

Lextar, Unity Opto see increased March revenues

Apr 8, 10:54

Lextar Electronics, a vertically-integrated LED firm, has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$1.123 billion (US$37.0 million), up 27.42% sequentially and 3.22% on year. LED packager Unity Opto Technology had NT$753 million in March consolidated revenues, growing 25.17% sequentially and 6.88%...

Digitimes Research: LED fluorescent powder prices dropping amid waning reliance on China rare earths

Apr 7, 11:11

The China government has lowered its rare earths export quotas for 2014 by 30% compared to 2013 after the actual export volume last year was lower than its original estimates. Prices of cerium, yttrium and terbium oxide (rare earths used in LED production) dropped 38.1%, 0% and 41.3% on year, respectively,...

Lextar to debut white chip LED featuring substrate-free flip chip and phosphor molding process

Apr 1, 14:16

Lextar Electronics will debut a package-free "white chip" LED technology that features substrate-free flip chip and phosphor molding process, and can be fabricated by current SMT equipment. The white chip is a chip scale die without packaging process, featuring high lumen densities, high...

LED industry to enter 3 golden years, says Epistar chairman

Mar 20, 21:02

Mainly due to fast growing global demand for LED lighting, the L ED industry will enjoy three golden years during 2014-2017, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Scientech sees net profits up over 40% in 2013

Mar 18, 15:23

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclamation service provider Scientech has reported net profits of NT$249 million (US$8.21 million) for 2013, increasing 41.5% from a year earlier.

Formosa Epitaxy expects LED lighting to take up 30-40% of 2014 revenues, says chairman

Mar 17, 20:52

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy, with business operation to rebound from a bottom level in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, expects application to lighting to account for 30-40% of 2014 consolidated revenues, according to company chairman Frank...

Epistar, Everlight post mixed sequential growth in February revenue

Mar 10, 21:18

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, had February consolidated revenues of NT$1.982 billion (US$65.4 million) increasing by 4.95% on month and by 57.48% on year, while the largest Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw those of NT$1.886...

Tong Hsing sees net profits up over 20% in 2013

Feb 27, 14:32

Module packaging service and LED substrate vendor Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has reported net profits of NT$1.58 billion (US$52.18 million) for 2013, up 20.6% from a year earlier.

Ritek subsidiary to offer diamond-like carbon coating for use in LED lighting, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 25, 15:08

RiteDia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of optical disc maker Ritek, has developed a diamond-like carbon coating which can be used on LED epitaxial wafers to enhance heat-dissipation for LED lighting chips, and plans to license the technology to LED lighting vendors/makers, according to a Chinese-language...

Lextar Electronics tops Taiwan LED makers in patent application in 2013

Feb 21, 15:10

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics filed applications for 208 patents with the Intellectual Property Office under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2013, the highest number for the third consecutive year among Taiwan-based LED makers,...

Digitimes Research: China sets LED production value of CNY1 trillion for 2020

Feb 14, 16:07

The China government has set a 2020 target production value of CNY1 trillion (US$164 billion) for all types of LED products, with 70% of the value to come from LED lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: Local LED driver IC suppliers perform strongly in 2013

Feb 12, 22:06

Most local LED driver IC vendors in China outperformed international and Taiwan-based rival companies in terms of shipments in 2013. Bright Power Semiconductor and Silan Microelectronics were the top-two LED driver IC suppliers in China in 2013, according to industry sources.

Epistar has order visibility until 2Q14

Feb 11, 11:28

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has received orders with shipments scheduled through the second quarter of 2014, according to the company.

Crystalwise, Procrystal to raise additional capital

Stockwatch - Jan 16, 11:26

Sapphire wafer makers Crystalwise Technology and Procrystal Technology will issue 30 million and 12.5 million new shares, respectively, to raise paid-in capital, according to the companies.

China LED chip self-sufficiency rises to 80% in 2013, says LEDinside

Jan 13, 14:53

The proportion of China's demand for LED chips suplied by China-based makers in 2013 increased to 80%, according to LEDinside.

Epistar 4Q13 revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:21

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar generated consolidated revenues of NT$6.105 billion (US$204 million) for the fourth quarter of 2013, its highest quarterly level on record, according to the company.

Lextar, Unity Opto see sequential drops in December revenues

Jan 6, 22:35

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Lextar Electronics had December consolidated revenues of NT$1.098 billion (US$36.6 million), a decrease of 5.84% on month but an increase of 51.88% on year, while LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology saw those of NT$456 million drop by 14.14% on...

Tera Xtal expects sapphire wafers to be in short supply beginning 1Q14

Jan 2, 10:57

Sapphire wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology expects global supply of sapphire wafers to be short beginning the first quarter of 2014 due to increasing use in smartphones and other mobile devices.

Formosa Epitaxy expects flip chip LED to take up 15-20% of 2014 revenues, says chairman

Dec 30, 11:05

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy expects flip chip LED components for use in lighting and LCD TV backlighting to account for 15-20% of its 2014 consolidated revenues, according to company chairman Frank Chien.

HTC, LG may use sapphire in flagship smartphones in 2014

Dec 27, 15:01

Smartphone vendors HTC and LG Electronics will likely adopt sapphire home buttons in order to add fingerprint recognition in their next-generation flagship models, the HTC One 2 and G3, according to industry sources.

Sanan Optoelectronics to add 100 MOCVD sets in 2014

Dec 27, 14:04

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will expand production capacity by adding 100 MOCVD machines to total of 264 in 2014, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC design houses seeing pull-in orders from gaming console and LED lighting sectors

Dec 27, 10:31

Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of short lead-time orders from the gaming console sector as well as China's LED lighting industry, according to industry sources.

Global AMOLED light-emitting material market to expand in 2014, says IHS

Dec 26, 16:11

The global market for AMOLED light-emitting materials will expand to US$445 million in 2014, up from US$350 million in 2013, according to IHS.

Epistar to increase investments in two China subsidiaries

Stockwatch - Dec 19, 11:37

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced it will increase its investments in two China subsidiaries: an additional US$34 million for United LED (Shan Dong), which it owns a 60% stake, in northern China; and US$20 million for Episky (Xiamen), a wholly-owned subsidiary in southeastern...

Genesis Photonics to defer production at factory in eastern China

Dec 17, 21:53

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics will defer kicking off production at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, from the end of 2013 as originally scheduled to after the 2014 Lunar New Year which falls on January 31, according to company chairman David Chung.

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LED driver IC vendors receiving short lead-time orders

Dec 17, 21:50

Taiwan-based LED driver IC vendors including On-Bright Electronics, Macroblock and Silergy have landed an influx of short lead-time orders recently, with order visibility extending to the first quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

Global LED lighting penetration estimated at 20% in 2013, 30% in 2014, says Everlight

Dec 17, 11:05

LED lighting as a percentage of all types of lighting in the global market is expected to reach 20% in 2013, and the penetration is likely to rise to 30% in 2014, according to Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics.

IC distributor Alltek revenues soar in November

Dec 16, 15:33

IC distributor Alltek Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.89 billion (US$63.84 million) for November, up 17.9% sequentially and 27.5% on year, buoyed by increased sales of wireless network chips from Broadcom and power management (PWM) ICs from iWatt.

Digitimes Research: Global high-brightness LED value estimated over US$12.7 billion in 2014

Dec 13, 10:55

Global production of high-brightness LED chips in 2014 will reach a total value of US$12.743 billion, increasing 129% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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Genesis Photonics looks to LED street lamp demand in China

Dec 10, 14:43

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics plans to compete for orders for LED street lamps from local governments in China in 2014, with such lamps to be made from its flip chip LED devices featuring low electric and thermal resistance, high luminous efficiency, good heat dissipation and...

Epistar sees increased November revenues

Dec 9, 21:14

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, on December 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.075 billion (US$70.1 million) for November, representing growth of 4.68% on month and 39.84% on year, and those of NT$20.203 billion for January-November, rising by 8.25%...

GaN-on-silicon LEDs forecast to increase market share to 40% by 2020, says IHS

Dec 6, 15:51

The penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the LED market is forecast to increase at a CAGR of 69% from 2013 to 2020, by which time they will account for 40% of all GaN LEDs manufactured, according to IHS.

Sapphire ingot supplier Acme to return to profitability in 4Q13

Dec 3, 20:03

Buoyed by rising sales generated by its sapphire ingot-making subsidiary USI Optronics, ferrite core maker Acme Electronics is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to market watchers.

Epistar expanding LED capacity at China joint venture

Nov 27, 11:31

Taiwan-based Epistar is expanding its LED wafer and chip production capacity at KFES Lighting (Xiamen) - a joint venture (JV) with China-based China Electronics in southeastern China - from nine MOCVD sets currently to 30 in 2014, according to sources with the LED supply chain.

Tong Hsing to see revenues fall sequentially in 4Q13

Nov 12, 22:09

Module packaging service and LED substrate vendor Tong Hsing Electronic Industries expects its sales to drop slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to the previous quarter in which revenues hit a record high of NT$2.24 billion (US$75.82 million).

Epistar, Everlight post mixed sequential growth in October revenue

Nov 12, 11:52

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had consolidated revenues of NT$1.982 billion (US$67.2 million) increasing 6.26% sequentially and 16.96% on year, while LED packaging house Everlight Electronics saw October consolidated revenues of NT$2.238 billion slip 7.22% sequentially but grow 31.26%...

Digitimes Research: GTAT able to supply sapphire for over 30 million iPhone screen covers due to Apple funding

Nov 8, 14:54

US-based crystal growth solution and equipment provider GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has announced that Apple will pre-pay US$578 million to secure sapphire supply. GTAT will be able to use the funds to set up additional sapphire production capacity which will produce enough sapphire to make 5-inch...

Lextar posts January-September net EPS of NT$1.82

Nov 4, 22:01

Lextar Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging house, generated net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$1.82 for January-September 2013, according to the company.

Epistar 3Q13 operation turns into net loss

Nov 4, 20:49

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, saw its operation in the third quarter of 2013 swing to a small net loss of NT$83.4 million (US$2.8 million) due to a non-operating loss of NT$281 million, according to the company.

Demand for sapphire for handsets to grow 25-30%, says GTAT

Oct 23, 14:44

Demand for sapphire for use in handsets is estimated to grow 25-30%, according to US-based crystal growth equipment and solution provider GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT).

There will be consolidation among Taiwan- and China-based LED chip makers by 2015, says Epistar chairman

Oct 21, 21:41

Reshuffling in the LED chip manufacturing industries in Taiwan and China through merger may happen faster than originally expected and larger makers will merge with smaller ones, leaving only two Taiwan-based makers and three China-based makers by 2015, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye of Epistar...

Sapphire prices expected to rise 10-15% in 1Q14 or 2Q14

Oct 21, 10:42

Prices for sapphire, due to potential extended use in smartphones, are expected to increase 10-15% in the first or second quarter of 2014, Taiwan-based makers cited Russia-based sapphire maker Monocrystal as indicating.

Sanan Optoelectronics plans to add 100 MOCVD sets in 2014

Oct 16, 21:42

The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics plans to expand production capacity by adding as many as 100 MOCVD sets in 2014, company president Lin Ke-chuang said at LEDforum Taipei 2013 on October 16.

Lighting to take up 50% of global LED production value in 2014, says Formosa Epitaxy chairman

Oct 16, 11:44

As the market for LEDs used in backlighting is approaching saturation, lighting applications are expected to rise to 50% of the global LED production value in 2014, according to chairman Frank Chien for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy.

Everlight, Genesis, Unity Opto optimistic about 4Q13 business

Oct 15, 12:18

Taiwan-based LED packaging houses Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology as well as LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics hold optimistic business outlooks for the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly because demand for LED backlighting for mobile devices and LED lighting is expected...

Everlight September revenues hit record, Epistar down on month

Oct 11, 10:50

LED chip packaging house Everlight Electronics had September 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$2.413 billion (US$80.7 million) hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw revenues of NT$1.866 billion, decreasing 5.37% on month but up...

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