LED applications
  • Mini LED may be used in LCD TVs before end of 2019
    Mini LED backlighting is expected to be increasingly used in gaming LCD monitors and high-end notebooks in the second half of 2019 and the applications are likely to be extended to LCD TVs at the end of the year, according to industry sources.
  • Annual revenues from smart street lighting will grow to US$1.7 billion in 2026. Street lighting programs today, and over the next several years, will focus on replacing conventional lamps with LED lamps. However, only 20% of LED streetlamps will be truly "smart" through integration with lighting controls...
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw March consolidated revenues of NT$1.805 billion (US$58.6 million) increase 36.19% sequentially but decrease 14.38% on year.
  • Nichia has indicated that the District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany in late March 2019 decided that its YAG patent, EP 0 936 682 (German patent code DE 697 02 929), was infringed by HTC from its use of white LEDs in some smartphone flash lights.
  • imac
    Apple will adopt mini LED backlighting for a 31.6-inch iMac to be launched in the second or third quarter of 2019, a 10- to 12-inch iPad to be unveiled in fourth-quarter 2020 or first-quarter 2021, and a 15- to 17-inch MacBook to be introduced in first-half 2021, according to a analyst Kuo Ming-chi...
  • led
    Mini LED backlighting applications will be mostly adopted for gaming LCD monitors in 2019, with demand to take off in the second half of the year, according to industry sources.
  • UV-C LED modules used in sterilization and purification
    Demand for UV-C LED modules for disinfection applications is likely to take off in second-half 2019, as a ban on production, exports and imports of mercury-containing goods will take effect in 2020 pursuant to Minamata Convention on Mercury, according to industry sources.
  • LED automotive tailight and headlight modules
    LED automotive lighting maker Laster Tech has disclosed it has obtained new orders for various taillight and headlight modules, with orders for the latter increasing 100% compared to 2018.
  • everlight
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported net profit of NT$863.1 million (US$28.0 million) for 2018, the lowest since 2013.
  • genesis
    LED epitaxial wafer, chip and CSP (chip scale package) device supplier Genesis Photonics has recorded net operating loss of NT$343.5 million (US$11.14 million) for 2018, the fourth consecutive year of net operating losses.
  • Commercialization of micro LED applications hinges on when the technological bottleneck of mass transfer, a key process in manufacturing micro LED displays, can be overcome, according to Digitimes Research.
  • A smart LED streetlamp in Taipei
    Smart LED streetlamps, already a multipurpose fixture that can monitor environment, traffic, public security, and display public information, may be given one more job in smart city developments: 5G base station equipment can be installed on lamp posts.
  • mini led
    Mini LED automotive applications, including HUDs, backlighting of dashboard and entertainment displays, and screens of rear-view mirrors, will take off in car aftermarkets in 2019, according to industry sources.
  • An Australian federal court has dismissed an appeal filed by Japan-based Nichia accusing Arrow Electronics Australia of infringing its LED patent No. 720234, equivalent to upholding invalidity of the patent, according to Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics.
  • wearables
    LED chip maker Opto Tech has disclosed increases in orders for Si-based sensor chips have boosted the corresponding revenue proportion to over 60%.
  • Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported net profit of NT$49.3 million (US$1.6 million) for 2018, or an EPS of NT$0.10 (US$0.0032).
  • tesla
    LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics has increased shipments to Tesla, while fellow maker Laster Tech has seen shipments to China decrease due to sluggish sales in the country's new car market, according to industry sources.
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw February consolidated revenues shrink 33.41% sequentially and 25.09% on year to NT$1.325 billion, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's consolidated revenues of NT$1.061 billion for February slipped 16.33% sequentially and 29.09%...
  • delta
    Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, a provider of power and thermal management solutions, and Amerlux, a US-based LED architectural lighting solutions company, have jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which a wholly-owned subsidiary of the former will acquire 100% of Amerlux's...
  • led
    Major China-based LED chip makers, due to high inventory levels arising from oversupply, have slowed down production capacity expansion since the second half of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • lextar
    Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$611.2 million (US$19.8 million) for February, declining 28.25% sequentially and 19.40% on year.
  • mini led
    Mini LEDs are being tested for use in high-end large-size ultra-fine-pitch displays, with such applications expected to be see fast growth in demand in the China market starting 2020, according industry sources.
  • Excellence Optoelectronics has become a supplier of LED automotive taillight modules and brake light devices used in Tesla Model 3 electric cars, and is expected to see shipments to the automaker increase along with rising shipments for the car, according to industry sources.
  • mini led
    As shipments of mini LED backlighting units (BLUs) began in the second half of 2018, mini LED-backlit devices are expected to be launched at the end of the second quarter or in the third quarter of 2019, according to industry sources.
  • Major Taiwan-based LED firms have all reported on-year declines in January sales, including: epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar, Opto Tech and Tyntek; packaging service providers Everlight Electronics, Unity Opto Technology and Harvatek; and vertically-integrated maker Lextar Electronics.

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