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.
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...
Nichia set to begin Micro LED certification for large-size displays
Nov 24, 15:34
Japan-based Nichia has undertaken R&D of Micro LED for more than 10 years and is poised to begin the process of certification for large-size display solutions, with are likely to be commercialized in 2017, according to president Dai Zhen-jia for Nichia Taiwan.
AimCore expanding PSS capacity
Nov 22, 11:00
AimCore Technology has extended production from ITO glass used in touch panels to PSS (patterned sapphire substrates) based on nano-imprint lithography technology and is expanding monthly production capacity from 80,000 2-inch-equivalent PSS in the first quarter of 2016 to 200,000 units in the fourth...
Macroblock revenues and profits rise in 1Q-3Q16
Nov 21, 15:04
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported revenues for the first three quarters of 2016 increased 24.7% from a year earlier to NT$1.88 billion (US$58.7 million), while net profits hiked 78% on year to NT$163 million.
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.
Arima Optoelectronics steps into AlGaInP LED chips
Nov 17, 15:20
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Arima Optoelectronics has stopped production of blue-light LED chips and shifted production to AlGaInP models to avoid price-cut competition in the blue-light segment, according to the company.
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.
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.
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.
Nichia accuses HTC Japan-based subsidiary of infringing on white LED patents
Oct 24, 20:27
Japan-based Nichia on October 18 filed a charge with the Tokyo District Court against HTC Nippon, Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC's Japan-based subsidiary, and Kanematsu Communications, HTC Nippon's distributor, because the white LEDs in the HTC smartphone Desire 626 that the two companies sell...
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.
Epistar to quadruple CSP LED capacity
Oct 3, 12:19
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of fast growing demand for CSP (chip scale package) LED chips used in TV backlighting, will expand production capacity to four times the current level in early 2017, according to the company.
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.
Formosa Epitaxy to lay off 300 workers
Sep 21, 11:42
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy will lay off 300 employees at the end of September, according to its parent company, Epistar.
Nichia, Taiwan LED chips makers to start UV-C LED production
Sep 20, 11:22
Japan-based Nichia will begin production of UV-C (ultraviolet with wavelength of below 280nm) LED products in fourth-quarter 2016, while Taiwan-based LED chip makers will do so by the end of 2016, according to industry sources.
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.
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...
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.
Sanan Optoelectronics to order for 17 MOCVD sets from Vecco
Jul 29, 10:30
The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will place orders for 17 new-model MOCVD sets (one set is equivalent to two MOCVD sets producing 2-inch wafers) from US-based Vecco Instruments in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the equipment to be installed in 2017,...
Samsung 2Q16 operating profits rise 18% on brisk smartphone sales
Jul 28, 15:11
Samsung Electronics has announced operating profits of KRW8.14 trillion (US$7.24 billion) for the second quarter of 2016, up 21.9% on quarter and 18% from a year earlier, while revenues increased 2.3% sequentially and 4.9% on year to KRW50.94 trillion.
Epistar hikes prices for large-size LED chips due to higher DLC standards
Jul 21, 12:27
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in response to higher LED lighting standards specified in DLC (DesignLights Consortium) 4.0, has increased quotes for large-size LED chips specifically used to make LED lighting for sale in the US market by 30-40%, according to Taiwan-based LED packaging...
Handset LED market to decline, says IHS
Jul 18, 22:14
The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% from 2015 to 2021, according to IHS. Increased penetration of organic LEDs (OLED) is a primary reason for...
MLS in strategic partnership with Yah Juang for LED lighting
Jul 11, 11:59
China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has signed a 5-year strategic partnership with Taiwan-based lighting solution provider Yah Juang Enterprise for promoting MLS' own brand Forest Lighting LED lighting products in the Taiwan market.
Epistar to expand production capacity for AlGaInP LED chips
Jul 7, 14:54
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of strong demand for AlGaInP LED chips, will modify seven blue-light LED wafer MOCVD sets for making AlGaInP LED wafers to increase production capacity by 20-30% in the third quarter, according to the company.
Lextar revenues drop slightly in June
Jul 6, 11:26
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.165 billion (US$36.0 million) for June, slipping 1.56% sequentially and 2.14% on year.
China makers count on government subsidies for profits, says report
Jun 24, 14:26
The amount of government subsidies received by major players in China's flat panel, semiconductor and LED industries reached 20-50% of their recurring net income in the latest three years thanks to the China government's subsidy policy, according to a Korea-based ET News report.
Epistar seeks to swing into profitability in 2H16
Jun 20, 12:38
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net lossses per share of NT$2.81 (US$0.086) for 2015 and NT$1.54 for first-quarter 2016, and has made efforts to improve operational efficiency in order to swing back to profitability in second-half 2016, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye...
Epistar, Everlight report sequential declines in May revenues
Jun 13, 11:47
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported May consolidated revenues decreased 5.89% sequentially and 4.98% on year to reach NT$2.157 billion (US$66.2 million), while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has posted NT$2.311 billion in May consolidated revenues, dipping...
Opto Tech to expand IR LED receiver capacity
Jun 13, 11:37
Opto Tech has revealed it will expand monthly capacity by 100 million units for infrared (IR) LED receivers in third-quarter 2016 and another 100 million in the fourth quarter to reach 2.2 billion units by the end of 2016 to meet fast growing demand for these devices from the smart wearable market.