LED upstream
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • lextar
    Everlight Eelctronics, Epistar and Lextar Electronics have all reported on-year declines for September revenues.
  • LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Tyntek has completed a factory of 6-inch epitaxial wafers for making Si-based sensor chips, with manufacturing equipment being installed and trial production to being in November 2018, according to Commercial Times.
  • Lextar
    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.
  • An explosion hit Sanan Optoelectronics' AlGaInP LED epitaxial wafer and chip plant in Tianjin, northern China, in mid-September, according to industry sources.
  • Samsung, LG to roll out large-size micro LED TVs
    Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics both have stepped up efforts to develop micro LED TVs but with different approaches as they move to further enhance their deployments in the large-size TV segments, according to industry sources.
  • LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.904 billion (US$62.1 million) for August, the highest monthly level so far in 2018 with a sequential growth of 4.97%.
  • Samsung Electronics will offer a 75-inch MicroLED TV in 2019 with the display panel to be made up of 30- by 50-micron micro LED chips produced by PlayNitide, according to industry sources.
  • Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.078 billion (US$35.2 million) for August, increasing 13.75% sequentially and 1.32% on year, and those of NT$7.656 billion for January-August decreased 8.35% on year.
  • mini led
    China-based Sanan Optoelectronics will set up its first micro LED epitaxial wafer and chip production line in first-quarter 2019, according to industry sources.
  • Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1,249.810 billion (US$40.84 billion) in January-June 2018, growing 8.48% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • epistar
    Epistar is exhibiting mini LEDs of 25-mircon in diameter for use in packaging RGB fine-pitch displays at Touch Taiwan 2018. CO2 H2O
  • epistar
    Epistar has obtained significantly increasing orders for LED chips used in backlighting of smartphone and LCD TV panels as well as in fine-pixel-pitch displays from China-based clients, with shipments scheduled through October 2018, according to the company.
  • The German Federal Patent Court has decided Japan-based Nichia's Germany YAG patent EP 936 682 is valid, rejecting Everlight Electronics Europe's request that it be invalidated, according to Nichia.
  • Vertically integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has unveiled micro LED chips of below 20 micrometers in diameter as well as RGB micro LED and color conversion micro LED chip technologies which can be used in different mass transfer processes and display technologies, according to the company.
  • LED filament light bulbs
    Epistar has announced that it has agreed to settle litigation against V-TAC USA, a subsidiary of Europe-based LED lighting supplier V-TAC, over alleged infringement of LED filament chip patents.
  • mini led
    Major LED firms in Taiwan and China have made ambitious moves developing mini LED devices for backlighting applications and displays, with the focus of competition expected to swing from product offerings in second-half half 2018 to production cost in 2019.
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported on-year decreases for their second-quarter 2018 profits as a result of falling product prices and keener competitior from China makers.
  • A Mini LED
    Lextar Electronics is moving lighting and backlighting production lines from plants in Taiwan and eastern China to a new factory in central China, with the reallocation to be finished by early fourth-quarter 2018, according to company chairman and CEO David Su.
  • LED firm Lextar Electronics has released reported net EPS of NT$0.10 for second-quarter 2018, compared to net loss per share of NT$0.08 for the preceding quarter.
  • Mean Well executives: Alfie Yu (left), Yvonne Chen (center) and Alex Tsai (right)
    Power supply product maker Mean Well is seeing steady growth in sales from the industrial power sector - a sector that it has been working in for over 30 years - as more factories switch to automated manufacturing. The company's LED drivers business has also witnessed staggering increases in orders...
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics' July consolidated revenues reached NT$2.026 billion (US$66.1 million), up 1.80% sequentially but down 8.10% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.814 billion dropped 0.10% on month and 19.36% on year.

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