Lextar 2017 gross margin hits 6-year high
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has released its 2017 financial report, posting gross margin of 14.93%, the highest since 2011.
LED packaging firm Everlight Electronics and LED wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.769 billion (US$60.5 million) and NT$1.496 billion respectively, both hitting the lowest monthly levels since March 2013.
Epileds posts strong profit growth for 2017
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies has released its 2017 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$1.235 billion (US$41.0 million), falling 1.43% on year, with net profit rising 779.74% to reach NT$62.7 million.
HC SemiTek to expand capacity
The second largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker HC SemiTek will invest CNY10.8 billion (US$1.71 billion) to develop a production base in a high-tech industrial park in Yiwu, eastern China, according to media reports.
Samsung reportedly to invest in PlayNitride
Samsung Electroncis, in line with its plan to launch micro LED TVs in August 2018, will reportedly invest in Taiwan-based micro LED technology developer PlayNitride, according to industry sources.
Tyntek and Epileds see January sales rise
LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Tyntek and Epileds Technologies have reported consolidated revenues of NT$292 million (US$10 million) and NT$110 million respectively for January, the former increasing 6.55% sequentially and 28.99% on year, and the latter growing 49.80% sequentially and 32.98% on...
Everlight, Epistar see mixed growths in January
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported January consolidated revenues grew 11.9% sequentially to NT$2.391 billion (US$81.9 million), while the LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has posted NT$1.876 billion, down 8.59% sequentially.
GaAs epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics is currently developing 3D sensing solutions in cooperation with handset makers using its VCSEL devices with shipments of such sening products slated to begin in May-June, according to company sources.
Epistar poised for VCSEL, mini LED production
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is modifying about 10 of its 4-inch wafer MOCVD sets to 6-inch tools in first-quarter 2018 in preparation for production of VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) wafers and diodes and mini LED epitaxial wafers and chips, according to the company.
Shenzhen MTC to invest in LED chip production
China-based LED packaging service provider Shenzhen MTC will have its subsidiary Jiangxi MTC Semiconductor purchase 100 MOCVD sets from Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC), according to industry sources.
Lextar sees increased January revenues
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$968.5 million (US$33.2 million) for January, growing 11.96% on month and 1.04% on year, driven by increased shipments of backlighting devices and lighting modules.
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has erected several LED lamp posts that are equipped IoT devices in Taipei, in a project to demonstrate smart city solutions, according to the company.
LED market to favor buyers in 2018, says MLS
It will be a buyer's market for LED in 2018 as a result of China-based chip makers' capacity expnasion, giving packagers an upper hand in price negotiation, according to China's biggest LED packaging service provider MLS.
LED overcapacity likely in 2018
China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers began massive expansion projects in 2017 and most of their new production capacities will come online in 2018, likely resulting in global overcapacity and price drops, according to industry sources.
Sanan tops China LED makers in 2017 government subsidies
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics obtained about CNY400 million (US$59.2 million) in government subsidies for equipment purchases in 2017, the highest amount among all China LED firms, according to research firm GGII.
VPEC, Epistar to produce 6-inch VCSEL wafers
Microelectronics and optoelectronics epitaxial wafer maker Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC) and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar are ready to start production of 6-inch VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) epitaxial wafers in the second and third quarter, respectively, according...
High Power Lighting ships EV-C LED devices
Invisible LED packaging service provider High Power Lighting (HPL) has begun shipments of UV-C LED devices for water purification and household disinfection, according to company chairman Charles Wei.
Veeco confirms Focus Lighting orders
Veeco Instruments has maintained that China-based Focus Lighting Tech remains committed to the order it has placed with the US-based MOCVD tool supplier.
IC testing equipment maker MJC Probe (MPI) is expected to see its shipments of LED testing equipment expand significantly in the first half of 2018 thanks to growing demand for VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) components from the mobile device sector, according to industry sources.
Sanan, HC SemiTek see impressive profits in 2017
China-based LE epitaxial wafer and chip makers Sanan Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek have released preliminarily profits of CNY3.15-3.25 billion (US$466-481 million) and CNY470.25-534.38 million respectively for 2017, the former increasing 45.39-50% on year and the latter 76-100%.
China-based LED epitaial wafer and chip maker Focus Lightings Tech has signed a deal for Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC) to supply Prism A7 MOCVD sets worth CNY628 million (US$96.6 million), according to media reports from China.
Micro LED development gaining momentum
Commercialization of Micro LED displays have come closer to reality since Sony unveiled CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) display based micro LED technology in 2016.
Leading China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei Technologies, Oppo and Xiaomi Technology, plan to adopt mini LED-backlit panels as an alternative to AMOLED for smartphones to be launched in second-half 2018 and have asked Taiwan-based makers to start producing mini LED backlighting in June...
China LED packagers under pressure to lower prices
Due to oversupply of LED chips and off-season effects, China-based LED packaging service providers have been asked mainly by lighting vendors to lower quotes by 10-15%, according to industry sources.
Epistar, Everlight report mixed December sales
LED wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.052 billion (US$68.4 million), increasing 13.04% sequentially but decreasing 0.68% on year. LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics' December consolidated sales reached NT$2.137 billion, slipping 4.7% and 15.72...
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