Epistar, Epileds report losses
LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Epileds Technologies both saw operations swing into operating losses in fourth-quarter 2018 thanks to price drops resulting from severe chip oversupply.
Opto Tech sees growing demand for Si-based sensor chips
LED chip maker Opto Tech has disclosed increases in orders for Si-based sensor chips have boosted the corresponding revenue proportion to over 60%.
Lextar reports meager profit in 2018
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported net profit of NT$49.3 million (US$1.6 million) for 2018, or an EPS of NT$0.10 (US$0.0032).
Everlight, Epistar see decreased February revenues
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw February consolidated revenues shrink 33.41% sequentially and 25.09% on year to NT$1.325 billion, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's consolidated revenues of NT$1.061 billion for February slipped 16.33% sequentially and 29.09%...
China LED chip makers slow down capacity expansion
Major China-based LED chip makers, due to high inventory levels arising from oversupply, have slowed down production capacity expansion since the second half of 2018, according to industry sources.
Lextar sees decreased February revenues
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$611.2 million (US$19.8 million) for February, declining 28.25% sequentially and 19.40% on year.
Mini LEDs are being tested for use in high-end large-size ultra-fine-pitch displays, with such applications expected to be see fast growth in demand in the China market starting 2020, according industry sources.
China LED chip makers see high inventory
China-based LED chip makers saw inventory pile up to CNY6 billion (US$882 million) at the end of 2018 due to oversupply, according to industry sources.
Mini LED-backlit devices expected to be launched in 3Q19
As shipments of mini LED backlighting units (BLUs) began in the second half of 2018, mini LED-backlit devices are expected to be launched at the end of the second quarter or in the third quarter of 2019, according to industry sources.
Major Taiwan-based LED firms have all reported on-year declines in January sales, including: epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar, Opto Tech and Tyntek; packaging service providers Everlight Electronics, Unity Opto Technology and Harvatek; and vertically-integrated maker Lextar Electronics.
The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics has been mired in financial turmoil with its stock price falling over 30% in one month after being suspected of faking accounts involving CNY8.6 billion (US$1.26 billion). But it will receive financial support from three...
GCS to acquire stake in Epistar foundry unit
Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) has announced plans to acquire a stake in Unikorn Semiconductor, a foundry spin-off of LED chipmaker Epistar.
China, Taiwan LED makers face big challenge in 2019
China- and Taiwan-based LED firms generally saw prices drop due to weak demand and oversupply in 2018, and in 2019 they are facing probably the biggest challenge in 10 years, as oversupply continues amid uncertainties shrouding the global economy, including the US-China trade war, according to industry...
China-based LED chip makers had high inventory levels exceeding CNY6 billion (US$871 million) at year-end 2018 due to weak demand, according to industry sources.
China LED chip makers resume capacity expansion
Some China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers have resumed capacity expansion since the start 2019, according to industry sources.
Epistar suspends part of production
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has scaled down production due to low order visibility, as its December 2018 sales hit a new low since January 2013.
LED chip suppliers in Taiwan and China are expected to gear up efforts to land micro LED chip orders from Samsung Electronics after the Korea IT giant unveiled its latest modular micro LED display products at a pre-CES 2019 event earlie this week, according to industry sources.
Lextar sees decreased December revenues
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$715.2 million (US$23.2 million) for December, decreasing 13.12% sequentially and 17.32% on year.
Samsung unveils modular micro LED displays at CES
Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest modular micro LED display technology, showcasing during its pre-CES event designs that included a 75-inch display, a 219-inch "The Wall," as well as other various sizes, shapes and configurations for a next-generation modular micro LED display.
With China-US trade tensions expected to continue heating up in 2019, the Taiwan government has worked out measures for five major industries to help them cushion the impacts.
Sintronic Technology expects its new product lines - display and electronics materials, and polycrystalline sapphire - to start boosting its revenues in 2019, following two years of efforts to diversify its offerings.
LED oversupply to continue hitting China makers
Weak demand and overcapacity will continue to hit China's LED industry, with oversupply in the upstream chip sector likely to last till 2020, following a year of slow growth in 2018, according to according to China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA).
The US-China trade war, a key threat to the global economy in 2018, will continue to play a pivotal role in 2019. But what does it mean to the world's biggest manufacturer and market, and to the ICT industries in the neighboring tech-savvy island across the Taiwan Strait?
The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will maintain its leadership by expanding production capacity to hike its global market share and by keeping innovating technologically, according to the company.
Japan-based Nichia has disclosed it has started preparations to claim damages from Everlight Electronics and its Germany-based subsidiary after winning an LED patent lawsuit against the Taiwanese vendor.
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