Monday 30 July 2012
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LED chipmakers to see lighting applications account for 30% of 2012 revenues
Second-quarter 2012 revenues of Taiwan-based LED chipmakers climbed out of the trough with capacity utilization rates rising to 80-90%. The firms believe third-quarter 2012 capacity...
Friday 20 July 2012
LED firm Genesis steps up investment in China
Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Genesis Photonics is scheduled to invest US$35 million in 2012 in China on the construction of its plant in Kunshan, southern China. The plant is expected...
Thursday 19 July 2012
Taiwan LED firms indicate mixed 3Q12 forecasts
Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar is conservative about third-quarter 2012 market conditions. Despite having clear order visibility for August, September continues to be unclear,...
Thursday 14 June 2012
Genesis Photonics aims to cut costs of LED chips for lighting to below US$3 per 1,000 lumens in 2015
Genesis Photonics, a Taiwan-based maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, has focused on LED chips for lighting and set a goal of reducing costs to less than US$3 per 1,000 lumens,...
Thursday 10 May 2012
LED chipmakers to keep talent by distributing shares to employees
LED chipmakers Epistar, Genesis Photonics and Huga Optotech have announced plans to distribute restricted shares ranging from 5-15 million units to their employees with an aim of...
Friday 30 March 2012
Genesis Photonics, Formosa Epitaxy report heavy losses for 4Q11
LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy both have reported losses for the fourth quarter of 2011, resulting in a nearly 50% on-year decline in profits for Genesis in...
Monday 19 March 2012
Genesis Photonics expects full capacity soon
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics, due to increasing orders from Sharp for backlighting applications for LCD TVs over 50 inches, expects to fully utilize...
Friday 17 February 2012
LED maker Genesis likely to enter Apple TV supply chain, say sources
Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Genesis Photonics is expected to enter the supply chain of Apple's TV lineup by supplying LED chips to Sharp for LED-backlight applications, according to...
Wednesday 1 February 2012
Taiwan LED chipmakers expect 1Q12 LED TV backlight shipments to rise
Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy indicate that capacity utilization rates in first-quarter 2012 should be able to reach around 70-80%. In addition,...
Tuesday 10 January 2012
LED chipmakers and packaging firms suffer revenue declines in December
Affected by seasonal factors, most Taiwan-based LED chipmakers and LED packaging companies have posted declines in revenues for December, with the setbacks suffered by upstream chipmakers...
Tuesday 29 November 2011
Price drop of LED components in 2011 reaching 25-35%
The price of components has been dropping in the LED industry. According to industry sources, the price drop of LED components in 2011 has been around 25-35%. According to David Chung,...
Friday 25 November 2011
Taiwan LED device production value to dip 5-8% in 2011
Production value of LED discrete devices rolled out by Taiwan-based LED makers is expected to top NT$64-65 billion (US$2.11-2.14 billion) in 2011, declining 5-8% from a year earlie...
Thursday 24 November 2011
LED chipmaker Genesis completes third plant in Taiwan
LED chipmaker Genesis Photonics has completed the construction of its third plant, located at the Tainan Science Park (TSP). Genesis will install a 6-inch epitaxial wafer production...
Tuesday 15 November 2011
Genesis receives lighting orders from customers in China and Japan
Taiwan-based LED firm Genesis Photonics recently received orders from China-based customers for indoor lighting and commercial LED light tubes. Coupled with orders from Japan-based...
Tuesday 11 October 2011
LED firms report disappointing third quarter revenues
Several Taiwan-based LED firms have reported falling September and third-quarter revenues showing the low season in the LED industry in the third quarter.
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