Laster enters Hella KGaA Hueck supply chain
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has entered Germany-based Hella KGaA Hueck's car lamp supply chain, with shipments expected to begin in 2022, according to industry sources.
EOI April revenues slip on Ford production cut
LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has reported April consolidated revenues of NT$287.8 million (US$10.2 million), shrinking 22.14% sequentially, reportedly thanks to reduced production at Ford Motor.
Nichia setting up miniLED chip production capacity
Nichia, with investment of JPY60 billion (US$549 million), is setting up dedicated production capacity for miniLED chips for backlighting applications in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, with completion scheduled for July 2021 and production to kick off at the end of September 2021, according to Dai Tsuan-jia,...
EISO expects to run at full capacity throughout 2021
PCB and LED bicycle light maker EISO Enterprise has seen shipments rising and judging from order visibility expects full capacity utilization to remain until year-end 2021 at least, according to company chairman Chien Jung-kun.
Epistar sees LED orders shifted from Osram Opto
As car-use LED supply from Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors has fallen short of demand, many device makers have turned to Epistar for support, sending the Taiwanese firm's capacity for AlGaInP LED chips to full utilization, according to industry sources.
Nichia patent invalidated in China
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has disclosed it has won a patent lawsuit in China, where its Supreme People's Court recently dismissed an appeal filed by Japan-based Nichia to claim validity of its YAG patent in the country.
The recently launched 12.9-inch miniLED-backlit iPad Pro is expected to account for almost 10% of all Apple tablet shipments in 2021, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT) will trial surface mounting of miniLED chips, ICs and other components on PCBs for use in backlighting of two MacBook models to be launched in second-half 2021, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based Darwin Precisions, which offers fine metal masks (FMM) for OLED panel production, expects robust demand for miniLED-backlit applications to drive its sales growth in 2021, according to company chairman Michael Tsai.
AUO, Innolux optimistic about miniLED backlighting
Taiwan's top LCD makers believe Apple's adopting miniLED backlighting for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will encourage other device vendors to follow suit, spurring demand for such applications.
Samsung launches Neo QLED 8K TVs in Taiwan
Samsung Electronics has launched in Taiwan its new Neo QLED 8K series TVs that feature the combination of a miniLED backlighting module and a QD display, and support AI and algorithm technologies.
Macroblock launches miniLED backlighting driver ICs
Macroblock has launched four models of miniLED backlighting driver ICs for screens of different sizes.
Epistar to hike quotes for LED, miniLED
Epistar will hike quotes for LED and miniLED chips in second-quarter 2021 to reflect increases in material costs, according to company president Patrick Fan.
Strong demand from major clients has prompted TSMC to raise its output from its 5nm manufacturing process. The pure-play foundry house is expected to process up to 150,000 wafers monthly at the 5nm node through the end of the year.
MiniLED, microLED a focus at Touch Taiwan 2021
Ennostar is showcasing miniLED backlighting and fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays at Touch Taiwan 2021, where PlayNitride is exhibiting microLED displays of varying sizes.
New-gen iPad Pro shipments to peak in 3Q21
Shipments of Apple's just-unveiled miniLED-backlit iPad Pro will peak for 2021 in the third quarter, according to industry sources.
Touch Taiwan 2021 kicks off
The three-day physical event of the Touch Taiwan 2021 exhibition kicked off on April 21 in Taipei, highlighting over 100 smart display solutions coupled with an array of new technologies and applications, according to the show organizer.
Apple has announced a new iPad Pro equipped with in-house-designed M1 chip and a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, and has also unveiled an 11-inch model.
LED packaging service provider Ledtech Electronics aims to have UV-C LED products account for 5-10% of 2021 consolidated revenues, according to the company.
Apple's supplier of backlight-use miniLED for the vendor's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro will see shipments pick up later in April 2021, according to industry sources.
TSMC chairman Mark Liu took part in a White House-hosted online meeting of the world's semiconductor powerhouses on Tuesday. After the meeting, Liu reiterated the Taiwan-based foundry house's commitment to building a wafer fab in the...
Development of microLED applications has been gaining momentum, with commercialization of the technology likely to begin at year-end-2021 at the earliest, according to Falcon Liu, marketing director for Taiwan-based PlayNitride.
FitTech has received significant orders for equipment for probing, testing and sorting miniLED used in backlighting, with shipments scheduled until September 2021, according to company chairman Hsu Chiu-tien.
China panel makers keen on miniLED development
Leading China-based panel makers China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics have stepped up efforts developing miniLED applications, according to industry sources.
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