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  • Apple
    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.
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    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.
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    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
    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.
  • A mini LED-backlit display
    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
    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...
  • A mini LED-backlit LCD TV
    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.
  • Taiwanese 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.
  • A tunnel installed with LED smart lamps in Taipei City
    Netherlands-based Signify has helped Taipei City install LED smart lamps inside eight tunnels and underpasses.
  • Automotive LED devices
    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.
  • Epistar
    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.
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    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.
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    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 will see slow penetration in monitor display
    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.
  • microLED
    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,...
  • PlayNitride chairman and CEO Charles Li
    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...
  • Cree is a major shareholder of Lextar
    Lextar Electronics has indicated that its cooperation with Cree will not be affected by the latter's selling of its LED Products business.
  • LED street lamps
    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.
  • A RGB fine-pitch mini LED display
    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.
  • MiniLED-backlit 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.
  • Opto Tech president NH Huang
    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 is keen on developing microLED
    Taiwan-based Lextar Electronics and US-based X Display (XDC) have announced a partnership concerning the development of microLED displays.
  • A 82-inch mini LED-backlit LCD TV unveiled by Xiaomi
    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.
  • Mini LED applications are becoming more popular
    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.
  • CP Chong, executive vice president of K&S
    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...

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