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Small-size Micro LED applications may emerge in 1-2 years, says Epistar chairman

Jun 23, 16:30

Application of Micro LED technology to small-size devices including smart wearables, VR and AR devices is likely to emerge in one to two years, while large-size devices may emerge three to five years later, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Epistar lands orders for ultra-brightness AlGaInP LED chips used in plant-growth lighting

Jun 22, 14:38

LED epitaxial wafer and maker Epistar has obtained new orders for ultra-brightness AlGaInP LED chips used in plant-growth lighting, with shipments scheduled until August-September 2017, according to company president Jou Ming-jiunn.

Epistar president

Innolux developing Mini LED as predecessor to Micro LED

Jun 21, 16:19

Innolux started development of Mini LED technology a year ago and expects to get the technology ready for commercial application. Innolux sees Mini LED as a predecessor to Micro LED in terms of technological evolution, according to company executive vice president Ting Chin-lung.

Taiwan has advantage to develop Micro LED, says AUO chairman

Jun 20, 15:07

Taiwan's mature TFT-LCD and LED industries create an advantage in the development of Micro LED technology, if the two industries can cooperate on development, according to chairman Paul Peng for TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO).

Taiwan makers hold mixed views of Micro LED feasibility

Jun 19, 16:37

Robert Yek, chairman for LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, and David Su, chairman for vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics are optimistic about Micro LED applications. But Mark Chen, president for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics, and Sandy Liaw,...

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Lextar Electronics expects operations to peak in 3Q17

Jun 15, 13:53

Lextar Electronics, in view of traditional peak demand for LED backlighting and continual growth in LED lighting, expects 2017 operations to peak in the third quarter, according to company chairman and CEO David Su.

Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su

Lextar showcases laser automotive headlight at Smart Car Photonics 2017

Jun 14, 11:52

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics is showcasing a laser automotive headlight using in-house-developed optical lenses and sheets to refract blue-light laser beam into white light at Smart Car Photonics, a sub-exhibition at the International Optoelectronics Exposition (Opto Taiwan) 2017...

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display dominance in China AMOLED market to see challenge starting 2018

Jun 13, 15:41

AMOLED smartphone panel shipments to China are expected to keep increasing, but Samsung Display's dominance in the market will start seeing challenges from local competitors in 2018 when they ramp up production for AMOLED panels, according to Digitimes Research.

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see slight growth in May revenues

Jun 12, 12:27

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.214 billion (US$73.3 million) and NT$2.368 billion respectively for May, growing 1.18% on month and 2.67% on year and rising 5.15% and 2.44% respectively.

Everlight Electronics booth at the 2017 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Demand for LED devices used in LED lighting may slip in 3Q17

Jun 9, 10:29

LED lighting players have increased LED device inventory levels, and so global demand for LED chips and devices used in LED lighting is likely to decrease in the third quarter of 2017, according to industry sources.

Lextar sees decreased May revenues

Jun 6, 11:52

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$998 million (US$33.1 million) for May, decreasing 1.85% on month and 15.66% on year, and those of NT$5.156 billion for January-May slipped 11.48% on year.

Micro LED has potential for use in large-size indoor displays

Jun 3, 12:14

While there are differing views of Micro LED production costs and applications, the technology has large potential for large-size indoor high-resolutions displays, because production costs, if yield rates reach a certain level, are 30-40% lower than for fine pixel pitch LED displays, according to Taiwan-based...

Topco 2017 revenues to rise over 10%

May 30, 15:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post more than 10% revenue growth in 2017 driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions, according to industry sources.

Macroblock 2017 EPS to reach NT$8

May 25, 22:13

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is expected to see its EPS hit NT$8 (US$0.27) in 2017, driven by sales generated from the car-use and small pinch LED display products, according to market sources.

Micro LED to come into trial production in 2H17

May 24, 14:59

A few makers engaged in R&D for micro LED display products, despite many technological bottlenecks, are expected to take the initiative to begin trial production in the second half of 2017 at the earliest, according to industry sources.

Foxconn, Sharp to invest in micro LED R&D

May 24, 11:01

Sharp disclosed it will invest US$7 million to take a 31.82% stake in eLux, a US-based start-up business engaged in R&D of micro LED technology and its application to displays. Sharp's majority shareholder, Foxconn Electronics, said its subsidiary CyberNet Venture Capital, affiliated LCD panel...

Epistar expects increases in CSP LED chip shipments for TV BLUs in 3Q17

May 22, 11:09

LED epiwafer and chip maker Epistar expects shipments of CSP (chip-scale packaging) LED chips for LCD TV backlighting to increase beginning third-quarter 2017, according to the company.

LandMark, TruLight, Epistar look to growing demand for GaAs-based epiwafers

May 19, 10:00

LandMark Optoelectronics, TrueLight and Epistar expect growing use of VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) 3D sensing in smartphone cameras to increase demand for GaAs-based epitaxial wafers used to produce VCSEL diodes, according to the companies.

Lextar 1Q17 operations break even after 4 quarters of losses

May 15, 11:30

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$3.141 billion (US$103 million), gross margin of 13.92%, net operating profit of NT$76.6 million, net profit of NT$0.1 million and net EPS of NT$0.00.

Micro LED may have 30% lower cost than fine pixel pitch displays

May 12, 14:15

There are technological bottlenecks in mass transfer of micro LED chips onto substrates, and if such bottlenecks are broken through, micro LED technology can be used in large-size indoor displays with production cost estimated to be 70% of that for fine pixel pitch LED display with pitch of 1.25mm,...

2 China makers to expand AlGaInP LED chip capacities

May 10, 11:09

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers San'an Optoelectronics and Xiamen Changelight will expand production capacities for AlGaInP LED chips by adding 19 and 20 MOCVD sets respectively, according to industry sources.

Everlight, Epistar see decreased April revenues

May 9, 11:28

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.252 billion (US$74.3 million) and NT$2.188 billion respectively for April, the former decreasing 11.22% sequentially and 6.64% on year and the latter slipping...

Epistar starts patent infringement lawsuit in US

May 5, 15:30

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed with the United States District Court for the Central District of California a patent infringement charge against US-based Lowe's Companies and Lowe's Home Centers. The Kichler Lighting LED filament light bulbs and Utilitech LED light bulbs sold...

Epistar 1Q17 gross margin hits 11-quarter high

May 4, 10:25

Epistar has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, recording consolidated revenues of NT$5.731 billion (US$189 million), gross margin of 19.73% which was the highest quarterly level since third-quarter 2014, net operating profit of NT$417 million, net loss of NT$281 million and net loss...

Cree to set up LED packaging joint venture with San'an Optoelectronics

Apr 27, 12:03

Cree has announced it is forming a joint venture with San’an Optoelectronics to produce and deliver to market high-performing, mid-power lighting class LED packaged products.

Digitimes Research: IR, UV-C LEDs major attractions at Taiwan lighting show

Apr 24, 16:12

IR (infrared) and UV-C (ultraviolet with wavelength of 240-290nm) LED, automotive headlights, Micro LED and OLED lighting were major attractions at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) and LED Taiwan 2017 jointly taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to Digitimes Research.

Arima Optoelectronics strives to reach break-even operation

Apr 21, 15:31

LED epitaxial wafer and chip and laser diode maker Arima Optoelectronics (AOC) consecutively suffered net losses from 2011 to 2016 and focuses business operations in 2017 on breaking even, according to the company.

LED tight supply to remain until 3Q17

Apr 19, 11:13

Supply of LED chips produced by China- and Taiwan-based makers has been tight and the situation will remain until the third quarter of 2017 when major China makers ramp up their new production capacity, according to China-based LED packaging service providers. The tight supply partly stems from strong...

Macroblock ships more small pitch LED display products in 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 17, 13:50

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported consolidated revenues of NT$231 million (US$7.618 million) for March, up 13.6% on month and 13.9% on year. For the first quarter of 2017, revenues totaled NT$610 million, increasing 13.3% from a year earlier.

Epistar may begin production of Mini LED chips in 2H17

Apr 17, 12:19

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is likely to begin production of Mini LED chips with sizes of about 100-micron through cooperation with international clients in the second half of 2017. The Mini LED chips will be used in large displays, according to the company.

Crystalwise Technology steps into lithium tantalate wafers, lithium niobate wafers

Apr 17, 11:48

Sapphire wafer maker Crystalwise Technology has extended production to lithium tantalate wafers and lithium niobate wafers, materials used to make wireless communication RF SAW (surface acoustic wave) filters, and ships 100,000 a month, according to industry sources.

Epistar capacity at full utilization

Apr 13, 11:12

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has fully utilized its production capacity since March 2017 and has obtained orders for blue-light LED chips with total ordered volume 30% over the corresponding prodcution capacity, according to the company.

Everlight, Epistar see on-month growth in March revenues

Apr 10, 11:39

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw March consolidated revenues of NT$2.536 billion (US$83.4 million) increase 18.51% on month and 3.82% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had revenues of NT$2.231 billion, growing 22.45% on month but slipping 0.08% on year,...

China LED chip makers expanding capacities

Mar 28, 14:54

Sanan Optoelectronics, the largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, is expanding production capacity through adding 94 MOCVD sets to a total of 380 at the end of 2017, while fellow maker Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology will start operations at its new factory with monthly production...

Lextar to showcase LED PES headlight module at auto lamp exhibition in China

Mar 28, 11:13

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics will showcase an LED PES (poly-ellipsoid system) automotive headlight module at Shanghai International Auto Lamp Exhibition 2017 during March 30 and 31, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics nets NT$4.13 per share for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 27, 10:24

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has released its financial report for 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$29.347 billion (US$926 million), gross margin NT$24.47%, net operating profit NT$2.136 billion, net profit NT$1.840 billion and net EPS NT$4.13, and decided to distribute...

Lextar suffers net loss per share of NT$1.28 for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 11:04

LED wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$13.789 billion (US$434 million), gross margin of 5.69%, net operating loss of NT$682 million, net loss of NT$728 million and net loss per share of NT$1.28.

Everlight, Epistar see increased February revenues

Mar 9, 10:40

LED packaging service provider Everlight Elctronics has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.140 billion (US$69.7 million), increasing 4.96% sequentially and 1.72% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.822 billion, growing 8.30%...

San'an Optoelectronics recruiting university graduates in Taiwan

Mar 6, 14:59

San'an Optoelectronics, the largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, is recruiting graduates with master's and doctroal degrees from Taiwan's universities as executives in reserve, according to industry sources.

Tyntek to expand IR LED capacity

Mar 6, 11:04

LED chip maker Tyntek, viewing that production capacity for infrared (IR) LED chips is about 10% short of demand, will expand production capacity for the product line by 10-15%, with additional capacity to come into operation beginning May 2017, according to company chairman Bosco Foo.

Tyntek chairman Bosco Foo

Genesis Photonics suffers net loss per share of NT$6.84 for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 10:44

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has released its financial report for 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$1.297 billion (US40.9 million), gross margin of negative 89.32%, net operating loss of NT$1.152 billion, net loss of NT$2.172 billion and net loss per share of NT$6.84...

Mikro Mesa setting up Micro LED lab in China

Mar 1, 15:31

Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology is setting up a Micro LED panel laboratory in Chongqing City, western China, through cooperation with China-based TFT-LCD panel maker Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology, with completion scheduled for October 2017, according to company founder Chen Li-yi.

Mikro Mesa Technology founder Chen Li-yi

Epistar to produce VCSELs

Feb 22, 21:34

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has landed orders for VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) for use in proximity sensors for smartphones and will begin production in the third quarter of 2017, according to the company.

Tight LED chip supply due to robust demand for lighting, fine pixel pitch displays

Feb 16, 10:17

Supply of low- and medium-power LED chips has become tight arising from strong demand for LED lighting and LED fine pixel pitch displays and consequently, several China-based LED chip makers are expanding or will expand production capacities, according to LED industry sources.

Digitimes Research: LED, optoelectronics focus on automotive applications at Lighting Japan 2017

Feb 15, 23:00

Exhibitors focused LED and optoelectronics devices at Lighting Japan 2017 in Tokyo during January 18-20 on automotive applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Li-Fi much faster than Wi-Fi, says Nobel laureate

Feb 14, 10:58

Li-Fi (light fidelity) based on LED or laser has much higher data transfer speeds than Wi-Fi, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics recipient Shuji Nakamura said in a keynote speech in Taipei recently.

Shuji Nakamura, winner of 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, delivers a speech in Taipei

CFIUS gives green light to Osram sale of Ledvance to China-based consortium

Feb 13, 21:22

The Committee on Foreign Investment in US (CFIUS) under the US Department of the Treasury has approved Germany-based Osram Licht AG's proposed sale of Ledvance, its lamp business unit, to a China-based consortium, and as Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology did so in January 2017,...

Epistar lands orders for AlGaInP LED chips from international vendors

Feb 9, 15:48

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has obtained orders for AlGaInP LED chips from more than two international vendors, with shipments to begin in the second quarter of 2017, according to the company.

Epistar, Everlight and Lextar see decreased January revenues

Feb 9, 11:31

Taiwan-based LED firms Epistar, Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics all saw their January consolidated revenues decline.

Genesis Photonics allowed 1-year forbearance to repay bank loans

Feb 8, 15:28

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has succeeded in negotiating with 11 local banks to obtain a one-year forbearance to repay loans of NT$2.7 billion (US$86.8 million), according to the company.

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