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  • MLS president Lawrence Lin
    China-based LED packaging service provider MLS expects Germany-based Ledvance - a lamp business which it has acquired from Osram - to become a main growth driver in 2018, during which the company's revenues are expected to grow at least 30%, according to MLS president Lawrence Lin.
  • Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye
    LED oversupply resulting mainly from China-based makers' capacity expansion will remain in 2018, but if demand for mini LEDs for smartphone display backligting starts taking off in the third quarter, the oversupply may ease next year, according to Lee Biing-jye, chairman of Taiwan-based LED epitaxial...
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is exhibiting a 3D LED automotive taillight at Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show (AMPA) during April 11-14.
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.984 billion (US$650 million) for March, increasing 42.65% sequentially but decreasing 0.65% on year.
  • LED firms Everlight Electronics, Epistar and Lextar Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.108 billion (US$72.2 million), NT$1.776 billion and NT$921.4 million respectively for March, increasing 19.16%, 18.70% and 21.49% sequentially.
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has announced that South Korea's intellectual property authority has upheld the company's patent KR768539 against Seoul Semiconductor's appeal for invalidating it.
  • tv
    Demand for TV-use LED backlighting has not been picking up in second-quarter 2018 despite expectations the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia should push up LCD TV sales, according to industry sources.
  • Apple preparing micro LED panels for small- and large-size applications
    Apple is gearing up efforts developing micro LED panels for both small-size and large-size applications and has received support from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for the making of small-size ones, according to Digitimes Research's senior analyst Luke Lin.
  • the wall
    The Ministry of Science and Technology has approved applications by PlayNitride and First Vertical Laser to invest NT$500 million (US$17.1 million) and NT$150 million respectively in setting up facilities at Hsinchu Science Park.
  • LED automotive lighting module makers Laster Tech and Excellence Optoelectronics have reported net EPS of NT$3.81 and NT$0.47 respectively for 2017.
  • LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Opto Tech has reported net profits of NT$672.3 million (US$23.13 million) or NT$1.33 per share for 2017 in which it posted revenues of NT$5.59 billion.
  • LED packaging service providers Harvatek and Bright Led Electronics will distribute cash dividends per share of NT$1.00 and NT$0.85 respectively for 2017, according to the companies.
  • Lextar Electronics has introduced an ADB (adaptive driving beam) smart LED automotive headlight module.
  • A smart streetlamp developed by Lite-On Tech
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has disclosed it will ship 3,000 smart LED streetlamps to the Middle East in second-quarter 2018 and expects additional shipments of about 100,000 units in the second half of the year.
  • unity opto
    LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.739 billion (US$193 million), net loss of NT$1.839 billion and net loss per share of NT$4.93 for 2017.
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics recorded net EPS of NT$2.74 (US$0.092) for 2017, the lowest since 2013.
  • Lextar's booth at Light+Building 2018
    Lextar Electronics is showcasing its latest products, including high-power LED lighting modules, high-voltage COB and DOB modules, infrared (IR) sensing modules and VCSEL devices, at Light+Building 2018 in Frankfur during March 18-23.
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution developer Delta Electronics will showcase IoT (Internet of Things)-based lighting and building automation solutions at Light+Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, during March18-23.
  • lextar
    Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has released its 2017 financial report, posting gross margin of 14.93%, the highest since 2011.
  • LED filament light bulbs
    Demand for LED filament light bulbs in the US market is expected to soar in 2018, as users start replacing halogen lamps that may be phased out by 2020, according to industry sources.
  • led
    Germany-based lighting vendor Ledvance will enlarge its LED lamp product line to over 2,700 models in 2018, 10 times the number in 2016, and it expects the revenue proportion for LED lighting to increase from about 40% in 2017 to over 50% in 2018, according to company CEO Jacob Tarn.
  • LED packaging firm Everlight Electronics and LED wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.769 billion (US$60.5 million) and NT$1.496 billion respectively, both hitting the lowest monthly levels since March 2013.
  • GE
    US-based General Electric (GE) is looking to sell its remaining lighting business units with at least 8-10 China-based lighting firms or LED makers showing interest, eyeing the vendor's leadership in the US lighting market, according to industry sources.
  • Samsung Electronics plans to launch large-size Micro LED TVs in the second half of 2018 in an effort to shore up its share in the global TV market, according to sources at Taiwan's TV supply chain.
  • A plant factory
    The number of companies and organizations setting up plant factories using LED lighting under controlled environment in Taiwan increased from 110 in 2015 to 135 in 2017, with total crop output, including vegetable and herbs, rising from about 2,500 metric tons in 2016 to about 3,000 metric tons in...

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