Wednesday 3 May 2023
LED chips vendors uncertain about demand recovery momentum for 2H23
LED chips suppliers in China and Taiwan have experienced slack shipment performances for more than one year, and it remains uncertain whether they can embrace a significant recovery...
Thursday 10 November 2022
BOE Technology becomes largest shareholder of HC SemiTek
China-based display panel maker BOE Technology has become the largest shareholder of China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker HC SemiTek via the latter's private placement,...
Wednesday 9 November 2022
BOE invests in LED chipmaker
BOE Technology has invested a total of CNY2.1 billion (US$65.7 million) in HC SemiTek, becoming the largest shareholder of the Chinese LED chipmaker.
Tuesday 18 January 2022
China makers' aggressive mini/microLED capacity expansions challenge Taiwan LED makers
While Taiwan's LED manufacturing industry stands a chance of establishing a complete mini/micro LED supply chain by virtue of Taiwan's technological capabilities in LCD, LED, semiconductor...
Friday 10 April 2020
HC SemiTek suffers net loss of over CNY1 billion for 2019
The second largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker HC SemiTek suffered net loss of CNY1.048 billion (US$152 million) for 2019, compared with net profit of CNY244 million...
Monday 17 February 2020
China LED makers to see weak 1H20 due to outbreak
China-based LED makers who have resumed production in mid-February have only seen 50% of workers return amid the coronavirus outbreak in China, according to industry sources.
Thursday 12 July 2018
China LED makers under US tariff pressure
The US government's latest move to slap a 10% tariff on China-made goods has put pressure on Chinese LED firms whose lighting products, especially decorative lamps, are on the list...
Thursday 24 May 2018
Top China, Taiwan LED makers see alarming inventory levels
Sanan Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek - the two largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers - and Epistar, their biggest counterpart in Taiwan, have seen inventories piling...
Monday 26 February 2018
HC SemiTek to expand capacity
The second largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker HC SemiTek will invest CNY10.8 billion (US$1.71 billion) to develop a production base in a high-tech industrial park...
Thursday 25 January 2018
Sanan tops China LED makers in 2017 government subsidies
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics obtained about CNY400 million (US$59.2 million) in government subsidies for equipment purchases in 2017, the highest amount...
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Sanan, HC SemiTek see impressive profits in 2017
China-based LE epitaxial wafer and chip makers Sanan Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek have released preliminarily profits of CNY3.15-3.25 billion (US$466-481 million) and CNY470.25-534.38...
Thursday 11 January 2018
China LED packagers under pressure to lower prices
Due to oversupply of LED chips and off-season effects, China-based LED packaging service providers have been asked mainly by lighting vendors to lower quotes by 10-15%, according...
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Leading China LED chip makers lower prices
The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics has lowered quotes for LED chips, especially by 20% for 2835 models used in lighting products, with...
Thursday 16 February 2017
Tight LED chip supply due to robust demand for lighting, fine pixel pitch displays
Supply of low- and medium-power LED chips has become tight arising from strong demand for LED lighting and LED fine pixel pitch displays and consequently, several China-based LED...