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.
DRAM memory module maker Apacer Technology will exhibit customized solutions of inspecting LED horticultural (plant-growing) lighting at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) 2018 during October 27-30.
Leotek, an LED street lighting solution business group under EMS provider Lite-On Technology, has upgraded LED street lamps from Infrastructure as a Service originally to Connectivity as a Service based on web connectivity platforms.
Nichia wins patent lawsuit against Everlight in Germany
Japan-based Nichia has disclosed it has gained the final victory in a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, after the latter withdrew its appeal filed with the German Federal Court of Justice on October 1, 2018.
Innolux has reshaped its corporate structure by setting up two new business units: India Business Center and mLED Business Unit, as it moves to respond to increasing competition in the display industry.
While mini RGB LED fine-pitch displays have begun to come into commercial use, they are still faced with technological difficulties in chip mass transfer, precise placement, yield rate and repair.
Everlight wins patent lawsuit against Nichia in China
China's intellectual property authorities has dismissed Nichia's claim that Everlight Electronics' China patent concerning flip-chip LED packaging technology, CN 101 400 197, is invalid, which is tantamount to upholding its validity in China, according to industry sources.
Everlight loses patent lawsuit in Japan
The Tokyo District Court has dismissed a claim filed by LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics that Japan-based Nichia, Citizen Electronics and Daiko Electric infringed on its Japanese patent, according to Nichia.
The development of mini RGB LED technology is now being considered the next-generation display technology as mini LED applications are different from the general LED display products, and offer better image quality.
Epistar implementing spin-off plans
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has disclosed it has spun off its semiconductor foundry business unit and will also turn its mini LED R&D operation into a separate entity next year.
Everlight wins lawsuit against Nichia in US
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has announced the US Supreme Court on October 1 returned its final verdict invalidating Japan-based Nichia's two US patents concerning YAG, a phosphor material used to make white LED chips: US5 998 925 and US 7 531 960.
Everlight Eelctronics, Epistar and Lextar Electronics have all reported on-year declines for September revenues.
Mini LED is beginning to be used in high-end devices and stands a chance of replacing existing LED backlighting in the future mainly because of its simpler structure and material, according to David Su, chairman of Lextar Electronics.
LED's penetration in the global automotive lighting market will rise to 30% in 2020, and the proportion in China will increase to over 50%, according to Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).
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