Friday 12 April 2013
Digitimes Research: MOCVD shipments to reach 148 units in 2013
Global MOCVD equipment shipments in 2013 are expected to total 148 units, representing an on-year decrease of 46%.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Epistar China joint ventures to expand capacities in 2013
Demand for backlighting products for large-size TVs in China continues to rise, according to Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar. Lee added that the firm's joint venture for LED epitaxial...
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...
Wednesday 2 January 2013
Formosa Epitaxy plans to expand capacity in 2013
LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy plans to increase its total number of MOCVD equipment in Taiwan and China to 104 by the end of the first quarter in 2013 due to an optimistic outlook...
Thursday 1 November 2012
Silicon substrate-based LED products to enter market in 2013
The LED industry believes 8-inch silicon substrate-based LED products will appear on the market in 2013 at the earliest, two years ahead of expectations. This will likely pose challenges...
Thursday 27 September 2012
Digitimes Research: China-based Elec-Tech ramping up LED chip capacity
China-based Elec-Tech's LED revenues have been increasig, with the business segement's contribution reaching around 32% of total revenues in first-half 2012. A further breakdown shows...
Monday 17 September 2012
MOCVD equipment price falling
The upstream LED chip market has been in oversupply causing the price of MOCVD equipment to drop 30-40% compared to the price two years ago.
Friday 7 September 2012
Digitimes Research: Demand for MOCVD equipment in China to account for 68% of total global demand in 2012
Digitimes Research predicts Asia-based firms will take up 90% of market demand for MOCVD equipment in 2012, an increase of 10 basis points compared to 2011. In particular, equipment...
Thursday 2 August 2012
Taiwan-based LED chipmakers plan to expand capacity
Upstream LED chipmakers have been operating close to full capacity. To meet demand, LED chipmakers such as Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy are planning to expand capacity. Nevertheless,...
Friday 13 July 2012
Digitimes Research: Shipments of direct-lit LED TVs to rise continuously in 2H12
While upstream LED firms have been forecasting lower 2012 revenues and falling prices, downstream LED applications are expected to grow continuously through second-half 2012.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Veeco introduces new suite of GaN MOCVD systems to extend industry leadership in LED manufacturing
Veeco Instruments Inc. recently introduced three new models of its market-leading TurboDisc metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems for the production of high brightness...
Thursday 7 June 2012
IMS Research cuts 2012 MOCVD forecast
IMS Research has cut its forecast for 2012 GaN MOCVD shipments to 281, according to the second quarter 2012 MOCVD update of its GaN LED quarterly supply and demand report.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
MOCVD sales to hit bottom in first half of 2012
IMS Research forecasts 342 GaN LED MOCVD reactors will ship in 2012, a significant decline of 48% vs 654 in 2011. The first two quarters of 2012 are currently expected...
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Formosa Epitaxy to expand MOCVD capacity in 2012
Taiwan-based LED chip maker Formosa Epitaxy, in view of increasing demand for LED chips used in backlight units of LCD TV panels and lighting products, will expand its production...
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