AMOLED display panel maker RiTdisplay and micro LED chip maker PlayNitride have formed a strategic alliance to develop and produce below 3-inch micro LED panchromatic display modules for smart wearable devices, according to RiTdisplay.
AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it will showcase at SID's Display Week 2019 mini LED backlit LCD panels ranging from 2.9- to 32-inch sizes with high brightness and high dynamic range for gaming, VR and professional applications.
As the US has hiked punitive tariffs on China-made products from 10% originally to 25%, retail prices in the US market for China-made LED lighting products are estimated to rise 5-8%, according to industry sources.
Everlight nets NT$0.20 for 1Q19
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported net EPS of NT$0.20 for first-quarter 2019.
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics expects the proportion of consolidated revenues for mini LED backlighting to rise to 5-10% in the second half of 2019.
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has entered the supply chains of US-based carmakers by providing LED automotive lighting modules, while LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics is constructing a factory in Michigan, the US, with trial production to start in second-half...
Local governments in Taiwan plan to procure 200,000 LED smart streetlamps via open bid in 2019, according to industry sources.
LED lighting firm Tons Lightology expects the proportion of consolidated revenues for own-brand business in 2019 to increase to over 20%.
Lextar posts 1Q19 net EPS of NT$0.22
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$2.168 billion (US$70.3 million), gross margin of 0.94%, operating loss of NT$423.9 million, net profit of NT$112.7 million and net EPS of NT$0.22.
Everlight Electronics has become a supplier of LED flashes and sensors for almost all China-based smartphone vendors, according to the company.
China-based Sanan Optoelectronics will invest CNY12 billion (US$1.78 billion) to construct production lines for mini and micro LED epitaxial wafers and chips in central China, according to LEDinside.
The Foxconn Group has continued to deepen its deployments in micro LED technology through a multi-pronged approach in order to win micro LED-backlit display orders from Apple for its next-generation iPhone devices, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.
RiTdisplay developing OLED lighting
PMOLED display panel maker RiTdisplay has extended to development of dimmable flexible OLED lighting panels for automotive, medical and home-use applications, according to industry sources.
Signify (renamed from Philips Lighting) was promoting LiFi (light fidelity), a technology using LED visible light for wireless broadband Internet connection, at an event in Taipei last week.
LED backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics will introduce high-end BLUs using mini LED chips in the next 3-5 years, according to company chairman and CEO Wang Pan-jan.
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 application is likely to be extended to LCD TVs at the end of the year, according to industry sources.
Annual smart street lighting revenues to reach US$1.7 billion in 2026, says ABI Research
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.
Apple reportedly to adopt mini LED backlighting
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...
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.
Demand for UV-C LED may take off in 2H19
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 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 2018 profit hits 6-year low
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.
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.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Small- to medium-size panel shipments went down 23.6% sequentially and 38.2% on year to arrive at only 183.74 million units.
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...