LED applications
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    RGB mini LED fine-pitch displays with high resolution and contrast can form 100- to 200-inch seamless mosaic displays, form factors that LCD panels cannot achieve, according to Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su.
  • Laster and Excellence Optoelectronics have reported consolidated revenues
    LED automotive lighting module makers Laster Tech and Excellence Optoelectronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$373.8 million (US$11.9 million) and NT$374.5 million respectively for August, the former increasing 17.24% sequentially and 4.19% on year and the latter growing 21.78% sequentially...
  • Lextar has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$815.7 million
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$1.773 billion (US$56.5 million), increasing 7.09% sequentially but decreasing 19.90% on year, while vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics' NT$815.7 million for the month grew 5.74% sequentially...
  • Sanan saw second-quarter 2019 net profit decrease 75.1% on year
    China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics saw second-quarter 2019 net profit decrease 75.1% on year to CNY197 million (US$28.9 million) due to oversupply and price drops, according to industry sources.
  • Glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting
    While PCBs are used as backplanes for mini LED fine-pitch displays and mini LED backlighting currently, glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting beginning 2020 along with diminishing size of mini LED chips, according to industry sources.
  • Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics will begin shipping mini LED backlight units
    China-based LED packaging service provider Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics will begin shipping mini LED backlight units (BLUs) for 27- and 32-inch gaming LCD monitors and 15.6-inch gaming notebooks at year-end 2019, according to the company at Touch Taiwan 2019 during August 28-30.
  • Lextar chairman and CEO David Su
    Verticall-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics expects the proportion of consolidated revenues from mini LED application, 3D sensing VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser), infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED packaging to rise from 5-10% in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 10-20% in 2019...
  • Epistar expects products using its mini LED chips to appear in 4Q19
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects clients to launch 27-inch gaming LCD monitors and 17.3-inch gaming notebooks backlit by its mini LED chips in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the company.
  • AUO chairman Paul Peng (right)
    The commercial realization of mini and micro LED-backlit display products in Taiwan will come in the next 1-2 years, as Taiwan's panel makers have been rolling out efforts to tide over the difficulty caused by oversupply in the display industry, according to Paul Peng, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO)...
  • Innolux 28-3 inch integrated automotive display
    Flat panel maker Innolux has said that its 28.3-inch AM (active matrix) mini LED-based integrated automotive cluster and CID display products have been adopted by major OEMs and will find their way into the production lines of Europe- and US-based automakers.
  • Excellence expanding capacity for LED automotive lighting module
    LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics is expanding production capacity by adding two LED automotive lighting module production lines at its factory in Taiwan and two such lines at its factory in southern China as well as constructing a factory in Michigan of the US, according...
  • Lextar has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED
    Lextar Electronics has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED ready for mass production, including I-Mini Blue, a smart backlight module integrating mini LED and driver IC, which can realize high contrast and slim design and is already introduced to applications such as gaming notebook...
  • Epistar's mini LED backlighting applications in Huawei's 55-inch 4K smart LCD TVs
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reportedly supplied mini LED chips used to backlight a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) smart LCD TV developed by China-based Huawei Technologies, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
  • Everlight reportedly has teamed up with Germany-based Hella
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics reportedly has teamed up with Germany-based Hella KGaA Hueck to develop matrix LED automotive headlights, with production to begin in 2020.
  • epistar
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported operating loss of NT$739.1 million (US$23.7 million) for second-quarter 2019, the third straight quarterly operating loss since fourth-quarter 2018.
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$1.656 billion (US$53.2 million), up 0.94% sequentially but down 18.27% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.396 billion for the month grew 14.31% sequentially but slipped 23.01%...
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has disclosed it has succeeded in invalidating Nichia's YAG (a material to make white-light LED) patents in the US, Australia, China and Taiwan.
  • Japan-based Nichia has announced that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has invalidated ZL20071016547.X, a China patent concerning LED flip-chip technology owned by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics.
  • playnitride
    Taiwan-based PlayNitride will kick off trial production of micro LED chips at the end of August, 2019, according to company chairman and CEO Charles Li.
  • Opto Tech
    LED chip maker Opto Tech has seen booming demand for Si-based sensor chips with shipments scheduled through November 2019, and expects shipments in 2019 to grow 20-30% on year, according to the company.
  • aot
    LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) has disclosed it aims to obtain licenses for using US-based Cree's patents and trademark, according to an announcement the Taiwan-based company made on the Taiwan Stock Exchange's website.
  • Taiwan-based LED makers' UV-C (ultraviolet in wavelength of 265-285nm) LED devices will be featured in at least 4-5 models of home appliances to be launched in second-half 2019 by international vendors, according to industry sources.
  • Everlight
    Everlight Electronics' mini LED products, including backlighting for LCD gaming monitors, direct-type backlighting for large-size LCD TVs, RGB panchromatic display modules and automotive displays, are being validated by clients, according to industry sources.
  • led
    LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech is constructing a second factory in Shanghai, with completion scheduled for third-quarter 2019, while fellow maker Excellence Optoelectronics has nearly completed a plant in Michigan, with trial production to begin in third-quarter 2019 and volume production...
  • Uniflex CEO Yuan-chih Lee
    Uniflex Technology is looking to break even in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to CEO of the flexible PCB specialist Yuan-chih Lee, who also disclosed plans to downsize its capital to unload the company's accumulated losses in the last three years.

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