LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics will begin to ship miniLED devices for automotive display backlighting in second-half 2022, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.
Everlight has been developing such miniLED devices for five years in cooperation with major automakers' supply chains, Yeh said. Everlight has obtained certification for such applications for 60% of car models to be equipped with miniLED-backlit displays, Yeh noted, adding these devices are based on POB (package on board) technology instead of more costly COB (chip on board) technology.
Everlight has also begun to ship infrared LED devices used in VR/AR/MR devices, Yeh said.
For infrared LED-based photo couplers, Everlight focuses on models used in consumer electronics but is also developing high-end ones for industrial control, PV power generation, automotive components and IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) used in electric vehicles, Yeh noted.
Everlight has developed 275nm UV-C LED devices for disinfection applications, Yeh indicated.
Everlight's production in China was significantly hindered by COVID lockdowns in China in April 2022, but the impact lessened in May and production there has almost returned to normal levels in June, Yeh said.
Everlight has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.971 billion (US$66.8 million) for May, increasing 44.91% sequentially but decreasing 13.40% on year, and those of NT$8.833 billion for January-May slipped 13.65% on year.