Lextar says unaffected by Cree selling LED business
Lextar Electronics has indicated that its cooperation with Cree will not be affected by the latter's selling of its LED Products business.
Epistar and China-based LED display maker Leyard Electronic's joint venture in Wuxi, China established in the second quarter of 2020, will begin production of mini LED modules at the end of October 2020, according to industry sources.
Everlight ships POB miniLED BLUs for TCL TVs
Everlight Electronics started shipping POB (package on board) miniLED backlight units (BLU) for TCL's LCD TVs in second-quarter 2020, according to industry sources.
Lextar partners with X Display for microLED
Taiwan-based Lextar Electronics and US-based X Display (XDC) have announced a partnership concerning the development of microLED displays.
Lextar ships mini LED BLUs for Xiaomi TVs
Lextar Electronics is shipping mini LED backlight units (BLU) for use in 82-inch 8K and 4K LCD TVs unveiled by China-based Xiaomi in late September 2020, according to industry sources.
More vendors to launch mini LED-backlit TVs in 2021
TCL and Xiami have launched mini LED-backlit LCD TVs, and other vendors, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Konka, Changhong, Hisense and Vizio will follow suit in 2021s.
Foxconn developing micro LED AR smart glasses
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) is developing AR smart glasses based on micro LED displays, according to industry sources.
Osram Opto Semiconductors is expected to supply backlight-use mini LED for high-end MacBook in second-half 2021, becoming Apple's second supplier of such chips next to Taiwan-based Epistar, according to industry sources.
LED probing, testing and sorting equipment maker FiTech has newly developed equipment for probing and testing edge-emitting laser diodes and expects shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to company chairman Chiu-tien Hsu.
China-based LED chip maker San'an Optoelectronics has made better-than-expected progress in developing mini LED, putting it in a good position to compete with Taiwan-based fellow maker Epistar for mini LED backlighting applications to be used in Apple's iPad and MacBook in 2021, according to analyst...
Epistar, Lextar defer stock swap deal
LED firms Epistar and Lextar Electronics have decided to reschedule their stock swap deal from October 20, 2020 to January 6, 2021, awaiting China's antitrust clearance.
The coronavirus pandemic has spurred global demand for UV-C LED disinfection applications, and such demand is expected to persist until 2022, according to industry sources.
PlayNitride to construct 2nd micro LED line
Taiwan-based PlayNitride plans to kick off construction at its second micro LED chip production line soon, having secured the first part of the funds for its US$50 million expansion project, according to company sources.
Epistar-Lextar merger plan receives Taiwan approval
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Eipstar and vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics have received approval from Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) for their plan to put both of them under a holding company they are forming through a stock swap deal.
Harvatek will work with affiliated YoungTek Electronics to provide probing and testing services for mini/micro LED chip makers, according chairman Bily Wang for both companies.
Macroblock has obtained orders for its mini LED driver ICs from major display vendors for use in their large-size RGB mini LED TVs, according to the company.
Micro LED chips and displays are in the last phase of development towards volume production, according to PlayNitride chairman and CEO Charles Li.
Highlights of the day: TSMC gearing up for 2nm R&D
TSMC is set to open its R&D center for 2nm and more advanced manufacturing processes in Hsinchu in 2021, with plans to build its 2nm wafer fab nearby. TSMC has disclosed it is working closely with a major client to accelerate its 2nm...
Lextar Electronics has unveiled a full series of new-generation mini LED backlighting solutions, using COB (flip-chip on board), DOB (driver on board) and mini-lens array technologies.
FitTech expects demand for mini LED probing and testing services to take off in fourth-quarter 2020 and the segment's revenues in 2021 to reach about NT$900 million (US$30.5 million), according to company chairman Hsu Chiu-tien.
Opto Tech reportedly to lay off over 100 employees
LED chip and Si-based sensor chip maker Opto Tech will reportedly lay off more than 100 employees, according to industry sources.
Shareholders of Epistar and Lextar Electronics have approved the establishment of EnnoStar, a holding company that will wholly own both LED firms later this year, according to the two companies.
Smartwatches will be the first major applications for micro LED with volume adoption likely to take place 3-4 years from now, according to Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye.
Work- and study-from-home needs in the wake of the pandemic have shored up demand for IT devices, benefitting makers along the supply chian, including Taiwanese panel suppliers who saw shipments for large-size LCD applications shoot up...
RiTdisplay to ship mini LED display products in 2021
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has taped out commodity mini LED display products and is ready to ship samples to clients for validation, with commercial shipments likely to kick off in 2021, according to company CEO DC Wang.
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2020 thanks to demand from stay-at-home activities in the wake of...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...