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Sanan Optoelectronics to put 50 MOCVD sets into use at end of 2016

Apr 21, 10:41

The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics, despite global overcapacity for LED chips, will begin operation of 50 new MOCVD sets at the end of 2016, and this is likely to push down LED chip prices, according to industry sources.

Ledvance likely to be sold to China-based firm

Apr 20, 11:33

Osram Licht AG is looking to sell its subsidiary lighting vendor Ledvance (LED + Advance) and is negotiating with 2-3 final candidates, including two China-based firms, according to industry sources.

Taiwan analog IC firms develop automotive-related products

Apr 19, 15:48

Acknowledging the steady growth of the automobile market, Taiwan-based analog IC companies have developed new product lines for auto-related applications, such as LED driver ICs for car headlights, and power management ICs for electric vehicles and ADAS.

Lextar expects over 10% revenue contribution from car lighting products by 2019

Apr 14, 10:20

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics is aggressively pushing into the car lighting product business and has entered the supply chains of China's automobile and high-speed rail players. The company expects the new business' revenue contribution to reach a double-digit percentage...

Lextar chairman and CEO David Su

Epistar strives to hike shipments of AlGaInP LED chips for automotive use

Apr 14, 10:06

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in order to decrease operating losses due to low prices for general-use LED chips, has been making efforts to increase shipments of AlGaInP LED chips for automotive use and of infrared LED chips for industrial use, according to company chairman Lee Biing-j...

Russia-based sapphire maker Monocrystal expanding capacity

Apr 13, 11:59

Russia-based sapphire maker Monocrystal has expanded monthly production capacity from four million mm in 2015 to 4.5 million mm currently, and aim to reach five million mm by the end of 2016, according to Monocrystal Taiwan.

Epistar, Everlight, Lextar see March revenues rise on month

Apr 11, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$2.233 billion (US$68 million), up 35.77% on month but down 5.61% on year. LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics's MArch consolidated revenues totaled NT$2.443 billion, increasing 16.1% but decreasing...

Macroblock seeing demand pick up

Apr 8, 15:23

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock, which had poor results in 2015, has seen demand pick up since 2016 and has expressed optimism about its business outlook for the year.

Genesis Photonics offers LED chips for automotive Bi-beam headlights

Apr 7, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has developed LED chips for Taiwan- and China-based makers to produce automotive Bi-beam headlights for the Taiwan and China after-markets, according to the company.

Fire strikes Epistar Hsinchu factory

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 16:31

A fire broke out at LED chipmaker Epistar's factory at the Hsinchu Science Park, northern Taiwan in the late hours of March 28. No employees have been reported injured by the fire, and the company expects no material impact from the accident.

Nichia aims at revenues of JPY330 billion for 2016

Mar 25, 15:51

Japan-based LED maker Nichia, while forecasting 5% on-year growth in 2016 global LED production value, aims to increase its revenues by 11.9% from JPY295 billion in 2015 to JPY330 billion (US$2.93 billion) in 2016 due to the high performance and differentiation, according to company chief legal and...

US leads growing global industrial semiconductor market, IHS says

Mar 23, 22:13

The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8% CAGR, as revenues rise from US$43.5 billion in 2014 to US$59.5 billion in 2019, according to IHS. Increased capital spending and continued economic growth, especially in the US, will spur demand and industrial semiconductor sales growth.

Epistar suspends some MOCVD tools

Mar 15, 11:25

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of global oversupply of LED chips and consequently continual price drops, has temporarily stopped operation of more than 100 relatively old MOCVD sets, equivalent to 15-20% of its total production capacity, to reduce output, according to industry...

Epistar and Everlight see February revenues decrease

Mar 10, 11:55

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.644 billion (US$49.2 million) and NT$2.104 billion respectively for February, with the former dropping 24.60% on month and 11.80% on year and the latter slipping...

Epistar accuses Epileds Technologies of infringing IR LED patents

Mar 8, 14:46

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed charges with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court against Epileds Technologies for infringement of four infrared (IR) LED invention patents issued by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office

Lextar nets NT$0.45 per share for 2015

Mar 8, 10:56

LED epitaxial wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has reported net profit of NT$33 million (US$985,100) for fourth-quarter 2015, leading to net profit of NT$270 million and net EPS of NT$0.45 for 2015.

Nan Ya Photonics to quit LED wafer production, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 1, 11:01

Nan Ya Photonics will stop producing LED epitaxial wafers and chips and focus on LED lighting products, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Lite-On Technology revenues decline in January

Stockwatch - Feb 15, 15:26

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.339 billion (US$524.79 million) for January 2016, representing a 8.89% drop on month and 8.62% drop on year.

Taiwan LED makers expected to benefit from US objection to Philips selling Lumileds, says report

Newswatch - Jan 26, 15:10

Philips has canceled the planned sale of an 80.1% stake in Philips Lumileds Lighting to China-based GO Scale Capital due to objections from US authorities concerned for the sake of national security. The move is expected to free Taiwan-based LED chip makers of the worries that China-based makers would...

Genesis Photonics supplies LED automotive lighting devices for Japan vendors

Jan 15, 15:21

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has begun supply of LED devices used in automotive interior lighting for Japan-based vendors, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Global high-brightness LED shipments in 2016 to grow 31.8% in volume, 3.4% in value

Jan 12, 16:16

There will be an estimated 245.237 billion high-brightness LED chips shipped globally in 2016, increasing 31.8% on year, and the corresponding shipment value will reach US$12.821 billion, growing 3.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see mixed growth in December revenue

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 14:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on January 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.160 billion (US$65.7 million) for December, increasing 19.12% on month and 6.45% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics had those of NT$2.579 billion rising 1.58% on month but...

Lextar Electronics, Unity Opto technology post mixed on-month growth in December revenue

Stockwatch - Jan 7, 15:59

Lextar Electronics has reported December consolidated revenues of NT$1.135 billion (US$34.5 million), decreasing 2.74% on month but increasing 1.03% on year, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology reported NT$731 million, growing 7.40% on month and 10.01% on year.

Genesis Photonics starts shipments of CSP

Jan 4, 23:13

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has begun to ship CSP of (chip scale package) of chips for use in automotive headlights, backlighting of LCD TVs and camera flashes, with shipments expected to significantly increase in March 2016, according to company chairman David Chung.

Epistar, MLS jointly developing omni-directional LED filament light bulbs

Dec 28, 11:55

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epsitar is developing omni-directional LED filament light bulbs jointly with China-based LED packaging service provider MLS, and such products are being certified, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

NTU research team discovers optoelectronic application for molybdenum disulfide

Dec 25, 15:43

A research team under the National Taiwan University (NTU) has discovered an optoelectronic application for molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a 2-dimensional semiconductor material, according to the team.

LED device prices to fall 30% in 2016

Dec 22, 17:08

Mainly because China-based makers have expanded production capacity and lowered quotes to be more competitive, prices for LED devices in 2016 are expected to drop 30% on year and prices for LED light tubes and bulbs will slip 20-30% and 30-40% respectively, according to industry sources.

Taiwan science parks post January-October revenues of over NT$1.9 trillion, says MOST

Dec 18, 12:00

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.92 trillion (US$58.53 billion) during January-October 2015, growing 2.48% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Apple Taiwan lab developing flexible OLED technology, say sources

Dec 16, 15:03

Apple's new lab in Longtan, northern Taiwan is dedicated to developing flexible OLED technology for new displays for use in its devices including iPhones and iPads, and has a team of R&D engineers recruited from local companies, according to sources in Taiwan's LCD driver IC sector.

Epistar, Lextar see November revenues drop sequentially

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 14:51

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw November consolidated revenues of NT$1.813 billion (US$55.8 million) slip 6.88% on month but grow 2.37% on year, while fellow maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics had those of NT$1.167 billion shrinking 10.77% and rising 7.19% respectively,...

Epistar, Opto Tech poised to produce infrared LED chips for iris recognition

Dec 11, 10:32

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is in the process of certification for its infrared LED chips for use in iris recognition by supply chains of US-based smartphone vendors, while fellow maker Opto Tech is doing so by Taiwan- and South Korea-based smartphone-use CCM (compact camera module)...

Epistar may cut output in 4Q15

Dec 8, 11:30

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is likely to reduce production, decreasing utilization from an average of 70% in third-quarter 2015 to 60% in the fourth quarter in order to lower inventory, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye.

Taiwan LED makers should develop invisible-light LEDs to avoid overcrowded market, says HPL chairman

Dec 4, 16:08

Large-scale price completion from China-based makers in the visible-light LED market has caused product prices to keep falling, resulting in an overcrowded market, according to chairman Charles Wei for high-power LED packaging service provider High Power Lighting (HPL).

Opto Tech sees booming shipments of LED display panels

Nov 30, 23:14

LED maker Opto Tech, despite weak demand for LED lighting and backlighting, has seen booming shipments of LED display panels to the US, Japan and other markets, according to industry sources.

US court fines Epistar US$9.3 million for patent infringement

Nov 27, 11:18

The jury of a US district court in Massachusetts has made a preliminary decision to fine Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar US$9.3 million for infringing US patent No. 5,687,738 possessed by Trustees of Boston University.

Global LED shipment volume, value to grow in 2016, says Nichia executive

Nov 26, 10:44

Global LED shipments in 2016 will increase 20-30% on year in volume and about 5% in value, Nichia's chief legal and IP officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa said at a press event in Taipei on November 25.

San'an Optoelectronics, Epistar maintain low utilization rates

Nov 23, 14:29

LED epitaxial wafer and chip suppliers San'an Optoelectronics and Epistar have maintained low utilization rates amid oversupply in the global market, according to industry sources.

Prices of LED light bulbs bounce back slightly in October as aggressive pricing put on hold in the US and Europe, says LEDinside

Nov 13, 11:54

According to LEDinside, the global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs rose 2.8% to US$11.10 in October, while 60W replacement bulbs rose 3.5% to US$15. LEDinside analyst Allen Yu said that vendors in the US and Europe have called a truce in their price war after three consecutive quarters...

Epistar reports losses for 3Q15

Nov 10, 11:12

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has released its third-quarter 2015 financial report, recording net loss per share of NT$0.96 from net operating loss for the second consecutive quarter.

Lextar, Unity Opto see on-month growth in October revenue

Nov 9, 11:06

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics saw consolidated revenues of NT$1.308 billion (US$40.2 million) for October increase 2.67% on month and 17.19% on year, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology had those of NT$588 million growing...

China LED makers see mixed growth in January-September

Nov 5, 15:37

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker San'an Optoelectronics saw revenues of CNY3.602 billion (US$576 million) and net profit of CNY1.447 billion for January-September 2015 increase 3.55% and 37.82% respectively on year, while fellow maker HC SemiTek had revenues of CNY699 million growing...

Taiwan makers may benefit from Toshiba plans to quit white-light LED production

Oct 30, 11:47

Toshiba, as part of plans to reduce in-house production of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, will stop production of white-light LED chips and increase outsourcing, which is likely to bring in more orders for Taiwan-based LED chip makers, according to industry sources.

Price erosion in sensors and volatility in discretes slows total O-S-D growth, says IC Insights

Oct 29, 16:26

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) has turned into a mixed bag of double-digit growth for several major product categories (lamp devices, infrared circuits and CMOS image sensors) combined with single-digit declines in sales for nearly...

Expansion by China makers to increase global LED chip capacity by 8% in 4Q15

Oct 26, 15:15

As subsidies offered by local governments in China for procuring MOCVD sets will end soon, some of China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are procuring such equipment and most of the additional MOCVD sets are expected to come into operation by the end of 2015, according to industry sources...

Aceplux to set up PSS joint venture in China, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 20, 11:26

Taiwan-based PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) maker Aceplux Optotech will cooperate with China-based LED epitaxial wafer maker Hexalux Optoelectronics and the government of Yunxiao County, southeastern China, on a joint venture basis to set up annual PSS production capacity equivalent to 12 million...

Six China LED makers receive government subsidies in 3Q15

Oct 13, 11:29

Six China-based LED firms obtained subsidies of CNY391.43 million (US$62.1 million) in total from local governments in the country in thrid-quarter 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Epistar, Lextar Electronics September revenues up on month, down on year

Oct 8, 10:43

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.147 billion (US$65.3 million) for September, increasing 11.84% on month but decreasing 5.36% on year, while fellow maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics had those of NT$1.274 billion growing 10.57%...

Tera Xtal to shut down northern Taiwan plant

Oct 5, 11:14

Sapphire ingot and wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology will close its Yangmei plant in northern Taiwan by November 25 because the lease of the factory will expire soon, according to the company.

Sapphire pricing drops 30% in September due to weak demand in LED market, says report

Oct 1, 15:48

The average monthly price of sapphire has fallen by more than 30% on year in September 2015, according to LEDinside. This decline is the result of suppliers expanding their production capacities despite the weaker-than-expected demand.

Epistar to invest in Malaysia-based Dominant Opto Technologies

Oct 1, 10:17

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will acquire 11 million shares of Dominant Opto Technologies Sdn Bh, a Malaysia-based SMT LED packaging service provider, at a total price of MYR64.845 million (US$14.55 million), with the investment to strengthen existing strategic cooperation, according...

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