LED upstream
  • A mini LED-backlit display
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported NT$1.468 billion (US$51.5 million) in December consolidated revenues, the highest since May 2019 with increases of 3.58% on month and 8.65% on year.
  • Innolux
    MiniLED backlighting is expected to strengthen large-size LCD panels' competitiveness against OLED in five years, according to Ting Chin-lung, executive vice president for Innolux.
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    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has invested in PlayNitride, a developer of microLED technology, for a stake of below 5%, according to industry sources.
  • miniled
    Ennostar has become an investment platform combining R&D and production of LED with that of III-V compound semiconductor components in Taiwan through its affiliates, according to company chairman and president Lee Biing-jye.
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    MiniLED applications will see explosive growths in 2021, with Apple and Samsung expected to introduce miniLED-backlit devices this year.
  • epistar
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will recognize NT$3.96 billion (US$138 million) in asset impairment in its 2020 financial report, equivalent to reduction in the net EPS by an estimated NT$3.70.
  • Mini LED-backlit displays
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has expressed optimism about its shipments for miniLED-backlit products in the second and third quarter of 2021.
  • miniLED
    Epistar's joint venture established with China-based display maker Leyard Optoelectronic in the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi started production in October 2020 and has won orders for 67-inch 2K fine-pitch RGB mini LED displays with a pitch of 0.7mm and 81-inch ones with that of 0.9mm, with these displays...
  • led
    China-based suppliers of components and materials for LED packaging have recently hiked quotes by 5-10% to reflect increased production cost, prompting local LED packagers to adjust their prices upward, according to industry sources.
  • PlayNitride CEO Charles Li
    PlayNitride, a Taiwan-based developer of microLED technology, has signed a 4-year cooperation pact with Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) for developing AR, MR and automotive display applications, according to company CEO Charles Li.
  • Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye (right)
    EnnoStar, a holding company jointly established by Epistar and Lextar Electronics, expects applications of mini LED technology to contribute 20-30% of its 2021 consolidated revenues, according to Epistar chairman Biing-jye Lee.
  • led
    Vertically-integrated LED maker Tyntek has completed 6-inch epitaxial wafer production capacity for producing customized Si-based sensor chips mainly, and expects to gradually obtain product certification from clients beginning the first quarter of 2021 and start volume production in the following...
  • miniLED
    FitTech is expanding capacity for providing miniLED probing, testing and sorting services on an OEM basis by 3-4 times the current level, with completion scheduled for January-February 2021, according to the company.
  • PIDA
    Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) has recently held a green technology investment forum in Tainan, calling for new investments to promote local industries and economy in the southern part of Taiwan.
  • Samsung
    Samsung is keen on catching up with TSMC in advanced node semiconductor manufacturing, but sources blame unsatisfactory yield rates for 8nm process at the Korean foundry for short supply of Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 30 GPUs. The Korean...
  • microled
    Samsung Electronics is set to launch its microLED TV lineup in the first quarter of 2021, heralding the arrival of the next-generation TV products.
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    Taiwan-based ICT makers have to look to multiple business opportunities derived from 5G-based digital transformation and the development of the space industry, according to Lo Huai-jia, CEO for Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
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    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will undertake outsourced production of GaN-on-Si chips for TSMC, with shipments to begin in second-quarter 2021 at the earliest, according to industry sources.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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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