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    RGB mini LED fine-pitch displays with high resolution and contrast can form 100- to 200-inch seamless mosaic displays, form factors that LCD panels cannot achieve, according to Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su.
  • Lextar has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$815.7 million
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$1.773 billion (US$56.5 million), increasing 7.09% sequentially but decreasing 19.90% on year, while vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics' NT$815.7 million for the month grew 5.74% sequentially...
  • Sanan saw second-quarter 2019 net profit decrease 75.1% on year
    China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics saw second-quarter 2019 net profit decrease 75.1% on year to CNY197 million (US$28.9 million) due to oversupply and price drops, according to industry sources.
  • Epistar has developed LED chips with lower power consumption
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has developed LED chips with lower power consumption and better light-emitting effect for smartphone panel backlighting and has won orders from Chinese and Korean smartphone vendors, with global market share for such applications to rise from 20% currently...
  • Glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting
    While PCBs are used as backplanes for mini LED fine-pitch displays and mini LED backlighting currently, glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting beginning 2020 along with diminishing size of mini LED chips, according to industry sources.
  • Lextar chairman and CEO David Su
    Verticall-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics expects the proportion of consolidated revenues from mini LED application, 3D sensing VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser), infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED packaging to rise from 5-10% in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 10-20% in 2019...
  • Epistar expects products using its mini LED chips to appear in 4Q19
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects clients to launch 27-inch gaming LCD monitors and 17.3-inch gaming notebooks backlit by its mini LED chips in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the company.
  • Innolux 28-3 inch integrated automotive display
    Flat panel maker Innolux has said that its 28.3-inch AM (active matrix) mini LED-based integrated automotive cluster and CID display products have been adopted by major OEMs and will find their way into the production lines of Europe- and US-based automakers.
  • Lextar has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED
    Lextar Electronics has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED ready for mass production, including I-Mini Blue, a smart backlight module integrating mini LED and driver IC, which can realize high contrast and slim design and is already introduced to applications such as gaming notebook...
  • Epistar's mini LED backlighting applications in Huawei's 55-inch 4K smart LCD TVs
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reportedly supplied mini LED chips used to backlight a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) smart LCD TV developed by China-based Huawei Technologies, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
  • Sanan has not revealed when to start production of GaN and GaAs micro LED chips
    China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics is constructing a mini/micro LED R&D base in central China with investment of CNY12 billion (US$1.7 billion), according to industry sources.
  • epistar
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported operating loss of NT$739.1 million (US$23.7 million) for second-quarter 2019, the third straight quarterly operating loss since fourth-quarter 2018.
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$1.656 billion (US$53.2 million), up 0.94% sequentially but down 18.27% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.396 billion for the month grew 14.31% sequentially but slipped 23.01%...
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has disclosed it has succeeded in invalidating Nichia's YAG (a material to make white-light LED) patents in the US, Australia, China and Taiwan.
  • Japan-based Nichia has announced that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has invalidated ZL20071016547.X, a China patent concerning LED flip-chip technology owned by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics.
  • playnitride
    Taiwan-based PlayNitride will kick off trial production of micro LED chips at the end of August, 2019, according to company chairman and CEO Charles Li.
  • Opto Tech
    LED chip maker Opto Tech has seen booming demand for Si-based sensor chips with shipments scheduled through November 2019, and expects shipments in 2019 to grow 20-30% on year, according to the company.
  • LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.641 billion (US$52.5 million) shrink 11.27% sequentially and 17.57% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.222 billion slipped 5.24% sequentially and 32.72% on year.
  • Luminescence Technology chairman
    OLED material and organic PV material maker Luminescence Technology (Lumtec) has stepped into developing and producing OLED lighting panels and will expand monthly production capacity from 150,000 panels currently to 600,000 units in fourth-quarter 2019, according to company chairman Yen Feng-wen.
  • led
    Japan-based Nichia will begin to ship mini LED chips of 100-micron in size for 15- to 17-inch high-end notebook backlighting in fourth-quarter 2019, according to industry sources.
  • LED
    Tyntek originally planned to start production of 6-inch epitaxial wafers for making Si-based sensor chips at a new factory in second-quarter 2019, but due to delay in construction of the factory, will begin trial production in third-quarter 2019 and volume production in 2020, according to the compan...
  • SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence (AI) will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionizing all industries. Son was speaking for the first time in public in Taiwan at...
  • Foxconn founder Terry Gou (right) and Digitimes president Colley Hwang (left)
    Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou has noted that G2 - the US and China - will replace G20 in a new leadership framework: one world, two systems.
  • PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay expects the world's first batch of commercial production of micro LED-based smartwatches, built using its micro LED display modules, to become available in 2020, according to company sources.
  • Katerra chairman Michael Marks
    Michael E Marks, incumbent chairman of Katerra and former CEO of Flextronics has pointed out that Taiwan should focus on the manufacturing of products with premium values instead of mass production of entry-level devices.

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