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Thursday 27 June 2013
Digitimes Research: Upstream LED firms continue to strive for higher brightness efficiency
At 2013 LED Lighting Taiwan, Russia-based upstream sapphire crystal maker Monocrystal showcased 12-inch substrates. The firm aims to produce crystal of over 150kg in 2014 for manufacturing...
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Taiwan LED firms enter automotive lighting market
LED lighting market is booming but price competition has been causing firms to see shrinking profit margins. Taiwan-based LED firms aim to improve technology and enter the automotive...
Thursday 20 June 2013
Formosa Epitaxy may see 3Q13 revenues grow 20-30% sequentially, says company chairman
Frank Chien, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy predicts the firm will return to profitability in the third quarter, and quarterly revenues will show sequential...
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Alliance to propose Taiwan-China common standards for LED lighting
The Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Alliance will propose common interface specifications and standards for driver circuits and lighting modules for Taiwan- and China-based LED lighting...
Friday 14 June 2013
LED lighting, 3D printing to light up Photonics Festival Taiwan 2013
The Photonics Festival in Taiwan will be held at Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei from June 18-20. The exhibition features 649 firms and 1,502 booths. Bio-medical optics technology,...
Monday 10 June 2013
Digitimes Research: Taiwan MOCVD capacity to account for 28% of global total in 2013
Global MOCVD equipment capacity is still in oversupply while prices of LED light bulbs continue to fall. Among all global operational MOCVD tools, Taiwan-based makers account for...
Thursday 6 June 2013
Taiwan LED firms expect rising revenues
Global demand for LED backlighting and lighting products has been increasing and due to the traditional boom season, Taiwan-based LED firms such as Everlight and Ledlink have reported...
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Ledlink to begin LED lighting shell volume production in May-June
Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker, Ledlink Optics, saw its first-quarter gross margin fall to 43%. According to Telung Tang, CEO of Ledlink, performance in the second quarter is...
Thursday 9 May 2013
Everlight, Edison Opto see rising April revenues
Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics has reported April consolidated revenues of NT$1.935 billion (US$65 million), representing an on-month growth of 4.48% and an...
Thursday 2 May 2013
Booming LED backlight demand to continue until November, say Taiwan LED makers
Due to strong global demand for LCD TVs, demand for LED backlight units (BLUs) has become robust since the second quarter of 2013 and the booming demand is expected to persist until...
Monday 15 April 2013
China LED firms may begin dumping in 3Q13
LED makers have been seeing rising demand and capacity utilization rates in the second quarter of 2013. However, China-based makers noted that there is currently CNY5 billion (US$807...
Monday 8 April 2013
Four LED makers see large sequential growth in March revenues
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy and LED chip packagers Unity Opto Technology and Lextar Electronics had consolidated revenues for March...
Monday 1 April 2013
China LED firms shift investment focus to downstream segments
China government's subsidy programs for upstream LED firms have been causing oversupply of LED chips, inflicting losses on Taiwan-based LED chipmakers. However, the subsidy programs...
Thursday 7 March 2013
Formosa Epitaxy adding new MOCVD equipment in 1Q13
LED firm Formosa Epitaxy plans to install 12-13 sets of MOCVD equipment before the end of first-quarter 2013 and expects production to begin in the second quarter. Monthly capacity...
Thursday 21 February 2013
Epistar expects full capacity in April
LED chipmaker Epistar expects January-February capacity utilization rate to be around 70% and is likely to reach full capacity in April due to strong LED backlight and lighting ord...
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China's homegrown NearLink wireless tech to challenge Wi-Fi dominance, says DIGITIMES Research
China's smartphone shipments threaten 20% slide in 1Q24 says DIGITIMES Research
AP shipments to Chinese smartphone brands unpleasant in 4Q23, but to stay flat in 1Q24, says DIGITIMES Research