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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.

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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.

Formosa Petrochemical, Nikkiso to set up UV LED joint-venture

Stockwatch - Jan 26, 14:13

Petrochemical maker Formosa Petrochemical on January 25 announced the establishment of a joint-venture to make UV (ultraviolet) LED products, Nikkiso Formosa, with Japan-based medical and industrial equipment maker Nikkiso.

Macroblock 2017 revenues to rise at least 10%

Jan 17, 11:02

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is expected to enjoy at least 10% revenue growth in 2017 with higher profits, thanks to robust demand for small pitch LED display products, as well as contributions made by the company's new product lines, according to industry sources.

Epistar expanding AlGaInP chip, blue-light LED flip-chip capacity

Jan 16, 11:08

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is expanding production capacity for AlGaInP LED chips and blue-light LED flip-chips, according to company president Jou Ming-jiunn. The first quarter is an off-season period and the capacity expansion is preparing for demand in the second quarter, Jou said...

Sony micro LED displays close to commercialization

Jan 11, 15:45

Sony showcased CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) large-size displays at CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, signaling that commercial application of micro LED will soon take off, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

Germany appeal court backs Nichia infringement case against Everlight

Jan 11, 11:45

A Germany court of appeal has upheld a ruling in favor of Japan-based Nichia's LED patent infringement case against Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics.

Everlight, Epistar see decreased December revenues

Jan 10, 11:20

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.535 billion (US$79.2 million) for December, decreasing 4.44% sequentially and 1.71% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has disclosed its consolidated revenues for the month slipped...

Lextar sees decreased December revenues

Jan 6, 11:23

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.053 billion (US$32.9 million) for December, dropping 7.49% on month and 7.22% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global production value for high-brightness LED chips to reach US$13.179 billion in 2017

Jan 6, 11:13

Global production value for high-brightness LED chips in 2017 will reach US$13.179 billion, growing 2.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Sanan Optoelectronics to hike prices for some LED chips

Jan 5, 15:20

China's largest LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will hike quotes by about 8% for S-30MB and S-32BB-series LED chips beginning January 10 to reflect increased costs for copper, gold wire, aluminum and PCBs in the second half of 2016, according to the company.

Genesis Photonics boosting FC CSP application to avoid continued net losses

Dec 26, 14:59

Genesis Photonics has been making efforts to promote FC CSP (flip chip chip scale packaging) for automotive headlights in a bid to bounce back from eight consecutive quarters of net losses, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics' Germany subsidiary WOFI Leuchten subject to patent infringement

Dec 22, 12:22

The District Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, has judged that WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a Germany-based residential lighting subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, infringed Nichi's two YAG phosphoric material (white LED) patents, EP 2...

MLS to invest in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology

Dec 22, 12:07

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will invest CNY500 million (US$72.5 million) in Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology, a China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, for a 26.88% stake to secure supply of LED chips, according to industry sources.

NTU and NTHU achieve breakthrough in near IR OLED

Dec 16, 15:31

An joint R&D team from National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has synthesized a platinum complex compound that can form a linear array able to extend efficient light-emitting wavelengths to the near infrared (IR) spectrum (740nm).

China LED packaging service providers to keep expanding capacities in 2017

Dec 16, 11:11

China-based LED packaging service providers, in view of significantly growing demand for LED lighting, large-size LED displays and LED automotive lighting, will continue expanding production capacities in 2017, according to industry sources.

Macroblock 2016 EPS to reach NT$6.50-7

Dec 9, 11:07

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is expected to see its EPS for 2016 reach between NT$6.50 (US$0.21) and NT$7, according to market sources. The company's EPS for the first three quarters of the year came to NT$5.01, already surpassing the NT$3.51 reported for all of 2015.

LED players see November revenues up

Dec 9, 10:58

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.136 billion (US$67.2 million) and NT$2.653 billion respectively for November, increasing 0.16% on month and 17.81% on year and 10.02% and 4.48% respectively...

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.

Digitimes Research: Global digital gaming market to reach US$99.6 billion in 2016

Dec 7, 11:16

The global digital gaming market is expected to reach US$99.6 billion in 2016 and further increase to US$118.6 billion in 2019, representing a CAGR of 6.6% during the four-year period, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

LED industry still seeing hardships, says Nichia Taiwan president

Nov 25, 16:23

Despite rebounding prices for LED products, development of the LED industry still faces problems due to overcapacity, according to president Dai Zhen-jia for Nichia Taiwan.

Nichia Taiwan president Dai Zhen-jia (center)

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.

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