Genius Electronic looking to turn LED business operation profitable in 2018, says paper
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 ready to offer commercial NB-IoT service
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.
Listed China makers to take up 70% of global LED chip output over next 3-5 years, says Xiamen Changelight chairman
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...
BLU supplier Radiant reports decreased sales for 1H18
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.
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 of affected items.
Laster to expand capacity in China
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.
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.
Epistar settles patent lawsuit against All Star Lighting
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.
Epistar, Everlight see June revenues decline on year
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...
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 to begin mini LED device shipments in 2H18
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 to set up joint venture in China
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.
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 to spearhead in mini LED panel sector
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 expects growth in 2H18
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 developing micro LED applications
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing micro LED applications for displays of various sizes.
Everlight to begin shipments of LED automotive lighting devices to US-, Europe-based automakers
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...
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.
Unity Opto expects growth in 2Q18 operation
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...
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, Epistar May revenues down on year
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...
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...