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Tyntek production disrtuped by power outage

Aug 21, 11:18

Visible and infrared LED chip maker Tyntek has disclosed a fire at its factory in northern Taiwan on August 18 temporarily disrupted power supply for production and it will take 7-10 days to resume supply.

Everlight, Lextar report profits for 1H17

Aug 11, 11:42

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics have released their financial reports for second-quarter 2017, recording net EPS of NT$1.56 and NT$0.09 respectively for January-June.

Osram Opto Semiconductors starts expansion of LED factory in China

Aug 10, 10:37

Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors has begun expansion at its factory in Wuxi, eastern China, with an investment of EUR195 million (US$229 million). The expansion is scheduled to be completed in early 2019, according to China-based media reports.

Oxford Instruments to expand R&D staff at ITRI

Aug 10, 10:11

UK-based precision instrument maker Oxford Instruments on August 9 announced the expansion of its R&D staff stationed at the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and signed an MoU with ITRI to extend R&D cooperation to develop semiconductor and optoelectronic...

Finance director Adam Jaufurally for Plasma Technology under Oxford Instruments (second from right)

Epileds Technologies relocates factory

Aug 9, 15:18

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies has inaugurated a factory in Tree Value Park, southern Taiwan, and is shifting production equipment from its factory in Southern Taiwan Science Park. The relocation is scheduled to be finished in the first quarter of 2018, according to the comp...

Epistar 2Q17 operations turn to net profit

Aug 9, 10:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported second-quarter 2017 operations swung from net losses for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 into net profit of NT$730.9 million (US$24.1 million).

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Lextar, Unity Opto see July revenues rise on month

Aug 8, 15:05

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics and LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.115 billion (US$36.7 million) and NT$482 million respectively for July, the former rising 9.52% sequentially and 6.71% on year and the latter growing...

Sanan Optoelectronics expanding capacity, Epistar to follow suit

Aug 3, 09:16

China's largest LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics continues to expand production capacity, while the largest Taiwan-based maker Epistar will expand capacity through replacing old MOCVD sets with new models with higher throughput in 2018, according to industry sources.

Sanan Optoelectronics tops China LED chip makers in government subsidy

Aug 1, 15:41

Sanan Optoelectronics has obtained the largest amount of subsidies from China's government authorities among all local LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Mini LEDs to be initially used in backlighting for automotive displays

Jul 31, 21:20

Mini LEDs, with much higher yield rates than those for Micro LEDs, are expected to come into commercial production next year, with initial application expected to be backlighting of LCD automotive displays, according to Digitimes Research.

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Mini LED may be used in automotive displays beginning 2H18

Jul 31, 10:28

Along with increasing use of in-car central information displays, heads-up displays and dashboard displays, sizes of automotive displays will increase from about 5-inch to 8-10-inch and, due to advantages of flexible shapes and curved designs, as well as less power consumption, Mini LED chips are likely...

KIMM succeeds in producing Micro LED panels using roll-to-roll transfer technology

Jul 25, 09:25

The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) under South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on July 24 announced that it has succeeded in production of Micro LED panels using roll-to-roll transfer technology, according to South Korea-based media reports.

Quasi-Micro LED expected to be used in 2018, says LEDinside

Jul 21, 15:27

As there are technological bottlenecks in commercializing Micro LED technology, especially that in mass transfer, quasi-Micro LED chips are expected to be used in displays in 2018 as interim solution before breakthrough is achieved in mass transfer technology, according to LEDinside.

Micro LED may be competitive with OLED in large-size displays

Jul 19, 14:46

While Micro LED technology is still under development and some experts think that the technology will be initially applied to small- to medium-size displays while others think the initial application will be large-size displays, large-size applications, especially TVs, will make Micro LED more likely...

Lextar partners with China aftermarket automotive lighting maker

Jul 17, 19:00

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has disclosed it has formed a strategic alliance with Guangzhou ZEO Electronic Technology, one of the three largest China-based makers of automotive lighting for the aftermarket.

Lextar has teamed up with China aftermarket automotive lamp maker ZEO

Nichia wins lawsuit against WOFI, sues HTC regarding patent infringement in Germany

Jul 13, 13:58

The District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany has judged that WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a residential lighting subsidiary of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, infringes Nichia's YAG phosphoric material (used in white LED) patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929),...

Epistar June revenues hit 15-month high, Everlight Electronics flat

Jul 7, 10:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.238 billion (US$73.9 million) for June, its highest monthly level since April 2016 and growing 1.09% on month and 6.25% on year. Meanwhile, LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics posted NT$2.373 billion,...

Lextar June revenues down on year

Jul 6, 11:01

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.018 billion (US$33.6 million) for June, growing 2.01% on month but slipping 12.6% on year.

China LED makers to retire about 1,800 old MOCVD sets in 2018-2020

Jul 5, 15:02

China-based LED firms are expected to retire about 1,800 old MOCVD sets in 2018-2020, triggering a wave of replacement demand, according to industry sources.

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China LED industry recovering

Jul 4, 11:17

As demand for LED end devices has resumed growth amid shortages of LED chip supply, China's LED makers have recently begun expanding their capacities and local governments are also planning new subsidy and investment programs to assist the makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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Commercialization of Micro LED hinges on RGB full-color display

Jul 3, 15:28

Many enterprises and research organizations have been developing Micro LED technology, and feasibility of using red (R), green (G) and blue (B) Micro LED chips simultaneously for full-color display is key to commercialization of the technology, according to industry experts.

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Lextar Electronics to focus on profitability in 2017

Jun 30, 10:52

Lextar Electronics will focus its 2017 operations on profitability instead of revenue growth, by maintaining improvements in product mix, according to company chairman David Su.

Lextar Electronics chairman David Su

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...

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