Brightek Optoelectronic setting up factory in eastern China

Monica Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Brightek Optoelectronic chairman Jack Huang. Credit: DIGITIMES

LED packaging service provider Brightek Optoelectronic in June 2021 began to construct a factory in eastern China with initial investment of NT$700 million (US$25.1 million) and will complete it in August 2022, with trial production scheduled for the fourth quarter of the year and volume production to begin in 2023, according to company chairman Jack Huang.

Production capacity at the new factory will be 10 times that at its existing factory in southern China, Huang said.

Brightek differentiates its business operation from fellow makers' by integrating LED chips with ICs or sensors to reduce complexity in designing external circuits and space occupied by the chips, Huang noted.

Stepping into LED automotive lighting in 2005, Brightek has become a supplier of automotive lighting devices for many carmakers in China and suppliers of General Motors, For Motor and Tesla, according to industry sources. Brightek passed certification by suppliers of Japan- and Europe-based automakers earlier in 2021 and will soon begin shipments.

Brightek expects sales from LED automotive lighting to grow 30% on year in 2022.

For notebook keyboard indicators, Brightek has become a supplier for leading international notebook vendors except Apple, the sources said.

Brightek will extend business from packaging to laser sensing, optoelectronic sensing, MEMS sensing and modules. The company mainly procures visible LEDs from Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics, the sources said.

Brightek posted consolidated revenues of NT$934.0 million, gross margin of 47.51%, operating profit of NT$256.8 million and net profit of NT$220.4 million for the first three quarters of 2021.

In terms of applications, notebook keyboard indicators accounted for 31.64% of the revenues; automotive lighting, 19.36%; electric home appliances, 10.97%; UV-C disinfection, 11.95%; building exterior, landscape lighting, and LED displays on glass curtain walls, 7.93%; TWS, 3.41%; and surveillance systems, 3.32%.

Brightek will be listed on the Tawian Stock Exchange in January 2022.