Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute has made a breakthrough in technology of mass transferring micro LED chips from sapphire-based epitaxial wafers onto substrates, according EOSRL general director Wu...
AMOLED display panel maker RiTdisplay and micro LED chip maker PlayNitride have formed a strategic alliance to develop and produce below 3-inch micro LED panchromatic display modules for smart wearable devices, according to RiTdisplay.
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics expects the proportion of consolidated revenues for mini LED backlighting to rise to 5-10% in the second half of 2019.
Epistar reports 1Q19 loss
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$3.753 billion (US$122 million), gross margin of -11.28%, net operating loss of NT$1.213 billion, net loss of NT$1.111 billion and net loss per share of NT$1.03. The company suffered net losses for...
Lextar posts 1Q19 net EPS of NT$0.22
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$2.168 billion (US$70.3 million), gross margin of 0.94%, operating loss of NT$423.9 million, net profit of NT$112.7 million and net EPS of NT$0.22.
China LED inventory piles up to record level
Six major China-based LED chip makers saw combined inventory value rise from CNY6.52 billion (US$943 million) at year-end 2018 to a record high of CNY6.77 billion at the end of March 2019, thanks to oversupply arising from weak demand and production capacity expansions.
China-based Sanan Optoelectronics will invest CNY12 billion (US$1.78 billion) to construct production lines for mini and micro LED epitaxial wafers and chips in central China, according to LEDinside.
The Foxconn Group has continued to deepen its deployments in micro LED technology through a multi-pronged approach in order to win micro LED-backlit display orders from Apple for its next-generation iPhone devices, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.
Mini LED backlighting is expected to be increasingly used in gaming LCD monitors and high-end notebooks in the second half of 2019 and the application is likely to be extended to LCD TVs at the end of the year, according to industry sources.
Sony has geared up its efforts to promote its ultra large-size Crystal LED (CLED) displays in the Taiwan market, targeting the premium large-size display segment for customized applications in the fields including commercial buildings, galleries and fashion exhibitions, according to industry sources...
US puts Sanan Optoelectronics on UVL
The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has placed China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics on the Unverified List (UVL), representing warning for US-based suppliers to treat it with caution, according to industry sources.
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw March consolidated revenues of NT$1.805 billion (US$58.6 million) increase 36.19% sequentially but decrease 14.38% on year.
Nichia has indicated that the District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany in late March 2019 decided that its YAG patent, EP 0 936 682 (German patent code DE 697 02 929), was infringed by HTC from its use of white LEDs in some smartphone flash lights.
Mini LED backlighting applications will be mostly adopted for gaming LCD monitors in 2019, with demand to take off in the second half of the year, according to industry sources.
Demand for UV-C LED may take off in 2H19
Demand for UV-C LED modules for disinfection applications is likely to take off in second-half 2019, as a ban on production, exports and imports of mercury-containing goods will take effect in 2020 pursuant to Minamata Convention on Mercury, according to industry sources.
LED epitaxial wafer, chip and CSP (chip scale package) device supplier Genesis Photonics has recorded net operating loss of NT$343.5 million (US$11.14 million) for 2018, the fourth consecutive year of net operating losses.
Micro LED commercialization hinges on mass transfer technology, says Digitimes Research
Commercialization of micro LED applications hinges on when the technological bottleneck of mass transfer, a key process in manufacturing micro LED displays, can be overcome, according to Digitimes Research.
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.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Small- to medium-size panel shipments went down 23.6% sequentially and 38.2% on year to arrive at only 183.74 million units.
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
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