Apple reportedly is set to launch its first miniLED-backlit iPad Pro in the first quarter of 2021 and mass produce miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro devices in the second quarter, with Taiwan supply chain partners to build a major preemptive presence in the miniLED segment, according to industry sources.
EMS provider Lite-On Technology is installing in a northern Taiwanese city IoT-based LED streetlamps replacing about 160,000 conventional ones through technological cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications.
Epileds Technologies has seen significant growth in demand for UV-C LED chips for disinfection applications due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman and president Hsu Ming-sen.
Epistar has disclosed it plans to expand production capacity in 2021 for ultra-high-brightness AlGaInP LED, demand for which has been increasing since third-quarter 2020 with supply being tight currently.
AOT reports profit for 3Q20
LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) has reported operating profit of NT$40.4 million (US$1.4 million) for third-quarter 2020, compared to operating losses in the first two quarters of the year.
Samsung Electronics is accelerating its deployment in the miniLED-backlit TV market by setting up new production lines in Vietnam, and Taiwan-based PCB maker Apex International, which has factory sites mainly in Thailand, has already cut into Samsung's supply chain for the new segment, according to...
EnnoStar in Samsung miniLED-backlit TV supply chain
EnnoStar, a holding company formed by Epistar and Lextar Electronics, is among three initial suppliers of backlight units (BLUs) for miniLED-backlit LCD TVs to be launched by Samsung Electronics in 2021, according to industry sources.
LED makers report mixed financial results for 3Q20
Everlight Electronics has posted operating profit of NT$532.7 million (US$18.3 million) for the third quarter of 2020, while Epistar reported net operating losses of NT$1.134 billion and Lextar Electronics NT$236.6 million.
Signify helps Taipei install smart lamps in tunnels
Netherlands-based Signify has helped Taipei City install LED smart lamps inside eight tunnels and underpasses.
Laster, Edison Opto swing to operating profits in 3Q20
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech and LED packaging service provider Edison Opto saw business turn from operating losses to operating profits of NT$42.4 million (US$1.46 million) and NT$7.4 million respectively for third-quarter 2020, according to the company.
Everlight, Epistar report mixed October results
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw October consolidated revenues of NT$1.764 billion (US$60.8 million) decrease 15.26% sequentially and 0.21% on year, while LED wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.397 billion slipped 0.19% sequentially but grew 2.21% on year.
Everlight to see profit growth in 2020
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is expected to post a profit increase this year, thanks to growing sales of its invisible-light LED devices, and new orders for miniLED-backlit TVs and automotive products, according to market sources.
HC SemiTek ships miniLEDs to Innolux, LG
China-based LED chip maker HC SemiTek has shipped miniLEDs to Taiwan-based Innolux for making a 55-inch flexible AM (active matrix) fine-pitch display and to LG Electronics for producing its so-called 163-inch Micro LED modular TV, according to industry sources.
Mini LED applications to tablets and TV are expected to take off in 2021, but its incorporation into display monitors is expected to stay marginal with a penetration of less than 1%, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: MicroLED looks promising
MicroLED looks like a strong candidate to compete with OLED for dominance in the display market in the next decade, says Charles Li, chairman of PlayNitride, a pioneer in microLED development, in an interview by Digitimes. Meanwhile,...
MicroLED looks like it is going to take the display market by storm in the next decade or so. Established in 2014, PlayNitride is a pioneer in developing microLED, and has aggressive plans to sharply reduce microLED production cost in five years to make sure to accelerate the penetration of the new...
Lextar says unaffected by Cree selling LED business
Lextar Electronics has indicated that its cooperation with Cree will not be affected by the latter's selling of its LED Products business.
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has disclosed it has obtained a follow-up PFI (private finance initiative) project from New Taipei City government for replacing about 110,000 existing LED streetlamps with new energy-saving ones in the city.
Epistar and China-based LED display maker Leyard Electronic's joint venture in Wuxi, China established in the second quarter of 2020, will begin production of mini LED modules at the end of October 2020, according to industry sources.
Everlight ships POB miniLED BLUs for TCL TVs
Everlight Electronics started shipping POB (package on board) miniLED backlight units (BLU) for TCL's LCD TVs in second-quarter 2020, according to industry sources.
Optoelectronic semiconductor specialist Opto Tech sees its sensor components production lines running at full capacity to meet strong demand for Apple Watch 6 Series, and plans to start trial production of VCSEL components in 2021 for Japanese clients, according to industry sources.
Lextar partners with X Display for microLED
Taiwan-based Lextar Electronics and US-based X Display (XDC) have announced a partnership concerning the development of microLED displays.
Lextar ships mini LED BLUs for Xiaomi TVs
Lextar Electronics is shipping mini LED backlight units (BLU) for use in 82-inch 8K and 4K LCD TVs unveiled by China-based Xiaomi in late September 2020, according to industry sources.
More vendors to launch mini LED-backlit TVs in 2021
TCL and Xiami have launched mini LED-backlit LCD TVs, and other vendors, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Konka, Changhong, Hisense and Vizio will follow suit in 2021s.
For the world, 2020 has been a roller-coaster year, but that has not dampend the prospects of some new tech applications such as mini LED backlighting which are expected to begin taking off in 2021, generating new coopetition and business opportunities, according to CP Chong, executive vice president...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2020
Taiwan shipped a total of 71.58 million large-size LCD panels in the third quarter of 2020, up 11.2% sequentially and 20.7%...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2020
Ahead of the new US trade sanctions against Huawei taking effect on September 15, Hannstar had geared up its handset panel shipments...
Global tablet market – 3Q 2020
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.83 million units in third-quarter 2020, up 10.5% on quarter and 0.4% on year.
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2021 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebook and tablet shipments are both expected to increase from a year ago in 2020 due to demand from stay-at-home activities,...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...