LED applications
  • Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical is seeking to swing the business operation of its two China-based LED lighting subsidiaries: Giant Electronic Optical (Xiamen) and Giant Electronic Optical (Shengyang), into profitability in 2018 through the LED fishing light business, according to...
  • Taiwan Mobile to push into the smart IoT service business
    Taiwan Mobile has completed the installation of its NB-IoT networks and will team up with over 300 relevant companies to form an ecosystem that will offer smart IoT services including street lamps, meters and parking applications, according to company sources.
  • Xiamen Changelight LED light bulbs
    As many China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers have expanded or are expanding production capacities, several major makers listed on stock markets in China are expected to account for 70% of global output of LED chips over the next 3-5 years, according to chairman Jin Zhang-yu for China-based...
  • Radiant sees on-year decline in June revenues
    Backlight module supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported revenues of NT$3.894 billion (US$130.31 million) for June, up 6.9% on month but down 19% on year. For the first half of 2018, revenues totaled NT$21.952 billion, decreasing 12.69% from a year earlier.
  • Taiwan-based LCD driver IC-design houses, driver IC backend service companies and IC material suppliers are likely to benefit significantly from the ramp-up of OLED panel production capacity in China after 2019, according to industry sources.
  • led
    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 of affected items.
  • LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech will soon begin to expand production capacity at its factory in Wuhan, China to meet increased demand from existing and new clients, according to the company.
  • iphone
    Japan-based Nichia will become the exclusive supplier of 0.3t LED chips for use in backlighting of LTPS-LCD panels of the new 6.1-inch iPhone to be launched in the third quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • An LED filament light bulb
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced that it has agreed to settle a patent infringement lawsuit against US-based lighting distributor All Star Lighting Suppliers.
  • LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.816 billion (US$59.7 million) and NT$1.991 billion respectively for June, the former increasing 0.08% sequentially but decreasing 18.89% on year and the latter...
  • led
    Sanan Optoelectronics received CNY780 million (US$123 million) in local government subsidies in first-half 2018, the highest among all China-based LED firms, according to industry sources.
  • Lextar Electronics has disclosed its mini LED devices are being certified and will start small-volume shipments in second-half 2018.
  • LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will exhibit its mini LED applications at Touch Taiwan 2018 display show in Taipei during August 29-31.
  • Nichia CTO Takashi Sakamoto
    Japan-based Nichia will establish a joint venture to produce LED backlighting for smartphones and automotive lighting in southern China in second-half 2018, according to Nichia Taiwan president Dai Zhen-jia.
  • LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has disclosed it obtained orders from a new China-based client, Beijing Sanli Auto Lamp, in the second quarter of 2018, with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter.
  • Demonstration of smart LED streetlamps for smart city solutions
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology is exhibiting smart LED streetlamps and wireless communication modules for IoT (Internet of Things) application at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2018 during June 27-29.
  • China-based LED packaging service provider MLS occupied 8.5% of China's LED packaging market value of CNY65.9 billion (US$9.75 billion) in 2017, surpassing Japan-based Nichia for the first time, according to LEDinside.
  • innolux mini led
    Innolux has showcased recently its active matrix (AM) mini LED-based PID (public information display) devices and other large-size display products, aiming to begin commercial shipments of mini LED-based PID products at the end of 2018, according to company senior vice president Ting Chin-lung.
  • Harvatek chairman and president Bily Wang
    LED packaging service provider Harvatek expects business in the second half of 2018 to grow from the first half mainly due to increased demand for fine pixel pitch displays, company chairman and president Bily Wang disclosed at a shareholders meeting on June 21.
  • ITRI-developed 0.55-inch Micro LED display for use in AR,VR devices
    Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing micro LED applications for displays of various sizes.
  • Everlight Electronics
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has passed certification for LED devices used in automobiles' interior lighting and exterior lighting including taillights and headlights from US- and Europe-based automakers and will start shipments in the third quarter of 2018, according to company...
  • AUO to begin shipping mini LED gaming monitor panels in 4Q18
    AU Optronics (AUO) has begun delivering samples of its mini LED-backlit LCD panels for gaming monitors to clients for verification, with commercial shipments of such panels likely to start in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to company president Michael Tsai.
  • After returning profitable in the first quarter of 2018 with net profits reaching NT$37.29 million and EPS at NT$0.09, LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology expects business operation to enjoy both on-quarter and on-year growths in the second quarter with increased shipments, according...
  • Epistar expects LED industry to see CAGR of 8% over the next 3-5 years
    China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are expected to bring about 300 additional MOCVD equipment sets into operation in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, according to industry sources in China.
  • Everlight posted January-May consolidated revenues of NT$10.192 billion
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.985 billion (US$66.4 million) and NT$1.814 billion respectively for May, the former increasing 2.43% sequentially but decreasing 16.16% on year, and the latter...

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