Listed China makers to take up 70% of global LED chip output over next 3-5 years, says Xiamen Changelight chairman
As many China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers have expanded or are expanding production capacities, several major makers listed on stock markets in China are expected to account for 70% of global output of LED chips over the next 3-5 years, according to chairman Jin Zhang-yu for China-based...
Taiwan-based LCD driver IC-design houses, driver IC backend service companies and IC material suppliers are likely to benefit significantly from the ramp-up of OLED panel production capacity in China after 2019, according to industry sources.
China LED makers under US tariff pressure
The US government's latest move to slap a 10% tariff on China-made goods has put pressure on Chinese LED firms whose lighting products, especially decorative lamps, are on the list of affected items.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Opto Tech and Tyntek expect silicon sensor chips to be the main source of business growth in the future and therefore have expanded production capacities for the product line, according to industry sources.
Japan-based Nichia will become the exclusive supplier of 0.3t LED chips for use in backlighting of LTPS-LCD panels of the new 6.1-inch iPhone to be launched in the third quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
Epistar settles patent lawsuit against All Star Lighting
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced that it has agreed to settle a patent infringement lawsuit against US-based lighting distributor All Star Lighting Suppliers.
Epistar, Everlight see June revenues decline on year
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.816 billion (US$59.7 million) and NT$1.991 billion respectively for June, the former increasing 0.08% sequentially but decreasing 18.89% on year and the latter...
Sanan Optoelectronics received CNY780 million (US$123 million) in local government subsidies in first-half 2018, the highest among all China-based LED firms, according to industry sources.
Lextar to begin mini LED device shipments in 2H18
Lextar Electronics has disclosed its mini LED devices are being certified and will start small-volume shipments in second-half 2018.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Tyntek will soon expand production capacity for LED chips used in sensing devices by 87.5%, with the new capacity to gradually come into operation beginning September 2018, according to Economic Daily News.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will exhibit its mini LED applications at Touch Taiwan 2018 display show in Taipei during August 29-31.
Nichia to set up joint venture in China
Japan-based Nichia will establish a joint venture to produce LED backlighting for smartphones and automotive lighting in southern China in second-half 2018, according to Nichia Taiwan president Dai Zhen-jia.
Epistar to spin off VCSEL wafer foundry business unit
LED wafer and chip maker Epistar has disclosed its board of directors has decided to spin off the company's VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) epitaxial wafer foundry business by transferring it to a newly-established wholly-owned subsidiary, tentatively named Epistar Semiconductor, with...
Epistar expects LED demand to rebound in 3Q18
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects demand for LED chips used in lighting and backlighting to rebound in third-quarter 2018 because clients will replenish inventories in preparation for peak demand in the fourth quarter, company president Jou Ming-jiunn said at a shareholders meeting...
ITRI developing micro LED applications
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing micro LED applications for displays of various sizes.
China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are expected to bring about 300 additional MOCVD equipment sets into operation in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, according to industry sources in China.
Everlight, Epistar May revenues down on year
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.985 billion (US$66.4 million) and NT$1.814 billion respectively for May, the former increasing 2.43% sequentially but decreasing 16.16% on year, and the latter...
LED chip makers Opto Tech and Tyntek are expanding production capacities for Si-base sensor chips and will bring additional capacities into operation in July and September 2018 respectively, according to the companies.
Chengdu Xingu Industrial Parks, a mega complex located in Shuangliu District of the largest city in the midwestern area of China, is moving at full throttles to build semiconductor ecosystems associated with IC designs, IC fabrication and terminal applications, aiming to score aggregate annual revenues...
Lextar Electronics will begin small-volume production of mini LED backlighting devices in third-quarter 2018, according to company chairman David Su.
LED chip maker Opto Tech, in order to meet increased orders for silicon-based sensor chips mainly consisting of photo diode and photo transistor chips, is expanding monthly production capacity from about 3.0 billion chips to 3.5-3.6 billion units via investment of NT$400 million (US$13.4 million),...
Demand for mini LED applications will take off in the second half of 2018, and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will begin to ship mini LEDs for smartphone backlighting and ultra-fine pixel pitch displays in the third or fourth quarter of 2018, according to company president Jou Ming-jiunn...
No product roadmap for micro LED displays yet, says AUO
AU Optronics (AUO) has said that it does not have a specific roadmap as well as a schedule for volume production of micro LED display products currently although it has successfully developed related technology.
Epistar to spin off business groups
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will spin off two of its existing three business groups as subsidiaries in six months, company president Jou Ming-jiunn has disclosed.
Sanan Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek - the two largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers - and Epistar, their biggest counterpart in Taiwan, have seen inventories piling up to alarming levels, according to industry sources.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...