Epistar November revenues hit 70-month low
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.357 billion (US$44.1 million) for November, the lowest monthly level since February 2013 with decreases of 19.67% sequentially and 25.24% on year, and those of NT$19.137 billion for January-November dropped 17.93%...
EOI, Laster affected by shrinking car sales in US, China
LED automotive lighting module makers Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) and Laster Tech mainly rely on the US and China markets respectively and have been hit by decreased car sales in the two countries, according to industry sources.
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated revenues totaling NT$2,109.441 billion (US$68.43 billion) in January-October 2018, growing 5.57% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Epistar succeeds in defending patents in US
Epistar has diclosed it has triumphed over US-based Lowe's Home Center and China-based fellow maker Sanan Optoelectronics after its US patents concerning LED filament light bulb technology were upheld by the authorities.
Macroblock cautious about 4Q18, 1Q19
LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is cautious about its business prospects for the fourth quarter of 2018 and first-quarter 2019 judging from a continued slowdown in customer orders.
SSL technologies, which represented 57% of automotive lighting value in 2017, is likely to reach 85% by 2023, according to research firm Yole Developpement.
LED packager AOT to see slower sales in 4Q18
LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronics Technology (AOT), a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, expects its sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 to be lower than those seen in the previous quarter due to weak demand for LED backlighting solutions from the LCD TV sector, according to company...
AOT developing mini LED BLUs
LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) has developed prototype mini LED backlighting units (BLUs) for use in gaming LCD monitors and will start trial production with small-volume shipments in first-quarter 2019, with volume production expected to begin in the second...
To accelerate the development of communication infrastructure for mechanical networking to support Industry 4.0 applications amid the lack of unified communication standards, Taiwan businesses in the fields of IC packaging and testing, LCD panels, optoelectronics, PCB and solar energy have rushed to...
Taiwan-based manufacturers' plans to move factories from China back home amid rising US-China trade tensions are bringing opportunities for installing LED lighting systems at newly completed plants or at existing ones, according to Weng Fang-yu, president of own-brand lighting maker China Electric...
As the US government imposed a 10% import tariff rate on more than 30 LED lighting product items manufactured in China on September 24, 2018 and plans to upwardly adjust the tariff to 25% beginning January 1, 2019, US-based lighting vendors are likely to shift orders from China-based OEMs originally...
LED chip makers Opto Tech and Tyntek have obtained significant orders for Si-based sensor chips, mainly photo diode, photo transistor and Zener diode chips, with their corresponding production capacities utilized at 90-100% and shipments scheduled through January 2019, according to industry sources.
StrongLED reducing reliance on government projects
StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman) has been shifting business focus from procurement projects of local governments in China to demand from commercial buildings or facilities since June 2018, according to company chairman James Chang.
Edison Opto has disclosed it is making efforts to increase production for LED automotive lighting devices and modules, aiming to hike their revenue proportion from 20-25% in 2018 to at least 30% in 2019.
Lextar showcasing VCSEL products at electronica 2018
Lextar Electronics is exhibiting VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) 3D depth-sensing modules integrated with camera modules and software at electronica 2018 in Munich, Germany during November 13-16, according to the company.
Everlight, Epistar report profits for January-September
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have released reported net EPS of NT$1.48 (US$0.05) and NT$0.48 respectively for January-September.
Laster reports profits for January-September
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported net EPS of NT$1.95 (US$0.06) for January-September.
Lextar begins shipments of VCSEL devices
Lextar Electronics has disclosed it began shipping VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) devices for use in smartphone-based 3D facial recognition, and VR/AR devices in third-quarter 2018.
LED lighting vendor Tons Lightology saw the proportion of own-brand business reach 20% of its third-quarter 2018 consolidated revenues and aims to hike it to 25% in 2019, according to the company.
Mini LED-backlit high-end smartphones were originally expected to be launched by year-end 2018, but smartphone vendors have been reluctant to adopt such backlighting, which has seen its competitiveness undermined by falling OLED pricing, according to industry sources.
Mini LED can serve as LCD display backlight to show diverse performances, says Digitimes Research
When volume production of micro LED can kick off remains unclear, but mini LED used as backlight source of LCD display has already entered mass production in the second half of 2018 thanks to its lower cost and easier application involved, according to Digitimes Research.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics will exhibit newly developed I-Mini Square automotive lighting modules based on I-Mini LED display technolgoy at Electronica 2018 to take place in Munich, Germany from November 13-16, according to the company.
Nichia has maintained it will seek damages from Everlight Electronics and its subsidiary WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH for infringing its YAG patent before it expired.
While mini LED backlighting can enhance LCD displays' brightness and HDR (high dynamic range), its competitiveness against OLED hinges on cost, according to WitsView.
Lextar Electronics has become a supplier of LED automotive taillight modules for Taiwan-based electric scooter vendor Gogoro and Europe-based ones, according to industry sources.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments grew 6.3% sequentially and 7.5% on year to reach 22.35 million units in the third quarter.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments increased 11.4% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year to arrive at 8.52 million units in the third quarter...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third...
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