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Epistar, Lextar Electronics September revenues up on month, down on year

Oct 8, 10:43

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.147 billion (US$65.3 million) for September, increasing 11.84% on month but decreasing 5.36% on year,...

Epistar to invest in Malaysia-based Dominant Opto Technologies

Oct 1, 10:17

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will acquire 11 million shares of Dominant Opto Technologies Sdn Bh, a Malaysia-based SMT LED packaging service provider, at a total price...

Epistar, MLS to set up joint-venture in India

Sep 29, 13:46

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will establish an LED lighting joint-venture in New Delhi, India, to tap the large local...

MLS to invest in Epistar China joint venture

Sep 14, 10:56

MLS, the largest China-based LED packaging service provider, will invest CNY180 million (US$28.3 million) to acquire a 10.91% stake in KFES Lighting (Xiamen), a China-based joint...

Epistar to lay off 65 employees at factory in southern Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 14, 10:54

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will lay off 65 employees working at its factory in the Southern Taiwan Science Park on September, according to Chinese-language newspaper...

Epistar, Everlight post mixed results for August

Sep 9, 11:09

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$1.920 billion (US$59.1 million), decreasing 9.05% sequentially and 25.44% on year. LED packaging...

Taiwan, China to see LED chip sector consolidation, says Epistar president

Sep 4, 12:21

Due to increasingly intense competition, Taiwan-based LED chip makers are expected to be consolidated into 1-2 makers and so will China-based fellow makers, according to president...

Epistar, Everlight Electronics loses NT$0.11, nets NT$0.74 per share for 2Q15

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 14:50

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net loss per share of NT$0.11 for the second quarter of 2015, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics recorded...

Cree and Epistar sign LED chip patent cross-license agreement

Aug 5, 16:11

Cree and Epistar have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for LED chips to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both...

Epistar lands orders for UV-A LED chips

Aug 5, 14:41

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has obtained orders for UV-A (ultraviolet-A, with wavelength of 320-410nm) LED chips for use in making cosmetics products, according to...

Epistar licenses LED filament patent to China-based Leedarson Lighting

Jul 24, 12:01

LED Epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has licensed its LED filament patent to China-based LED lighting maker Leedarson Lighting for making LED filament style light bulbs. The...

Lumileds may need to renegotiate patent licensing after acquisition, says Epistar chairman

Jun 30, 10:58

Philips has decided to sell an 80.1% stake in its subsidiary Philips Lumileds Lighting to China-based Go Scale Capital, and the Lumileds management team may have to renegotiate patent...

Epistar expects business operations to peak in 3Q15

Jun 29, 21:29

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of large growth in demand for LED lighting and LED backlighting from China-based LCD TV vendors, expects its business operations...

Epistar revenues down in May

Jun 9, 11:25

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.27 billion (US$73.8 million) for May, decreasing 12.11% on month and 18.82% on year, while sales...

Epistar to merge with subsidiary Chip Star

May 8, 14:44

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced it will merge with its subsidiary Chip Star. Episits currently holds a 97.95% stake in Chip Star and will acquire the remaining...

Epistar, Lextar see increasing orders from LED lighting vendors

Apr 27, 14:00

LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Lextar Electronics have seen increasing orders from Europe- and US-based LED lighting vendors, with shipments beginning to significantly...

GaN-on-GaN in potential use for lighting, says Nobel laureate

Apr 14, 12:06

GaN-on-GaN technology can be used to grow blue-light laser as a source of lighting with luminous efficiency of 220lm/W, said 2014 Nobel laureate in physics Shuji Nakamura in a speech...

2014 Nobel laureate in physics Shuji Nakamura

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 10, 10:36

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's March consolidated revenues of NT$2.365 billion (US$75.3 million) increased 26.87% on month but decreased 0.19% on year, while LED packaging...

220 GaN MOCVD reactors to be installed in 2015, says IHS

Apr 1, 10:54

Due to the major aggressive expansion plans of some China-based LED companies, IHS forecasts that 220 gallium nitride (GaN) reactors will be installed in 2015. This new capacity expansion...

Epistar to start production of integrated power drivers based on Si substrates

Mar 30, 22:05

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has developed silicon substrate applications for integrating power drivers on single-chip devices, with volumes of such devices being 75%...

LED light bulb prices to fall to US$5 in 2015, says Epistar chairman

Mar 26, 15:07

The lowest price for an LED light bulb will drop from US$8 in 2014 to US$5 in 2015 and ex-factory prices will slip to US$2-3 in 2015, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based...

Epistar acquires GaN-on-Si technology from Allos

Mar 13, 10:37

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced is has received a license for GaN-on-Si technology from Germany-based Allos Semiconductors and the two firms...

Epistar 1Q15 gross margin expected to rebound to 20%

Feb 25, 19:52

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has received orders with shipments scheduled through the end of the first quarter of 2015 and consequently is expected to see consolidated...

LED demand rebounds early in 1Q15

Feb 16, 18:47

Due to strong demand for LED backlighting in smartphones and LED lighting, global demand for LED chips has rebounded in the first quarter of 2015, earlier than previously as the first...

Demand for fine-pitch LED display panels growing, but prices will fall, say Taiwan makers

Jan 27, 21:42

Global demand for fine-pitch LED display panels grew on year by 70% in 2014 and is estimated to hike at a CAGR of 110% during 2014-2018, but prices are expected to drop in 2015 due...

Digitimes Research: TSMC SSL merger to enhance Epistar in the LED market

Jan 14, 23:15

Epistar has invested NT$825 million (US$25.94 million) to merge with TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL), helping to enhance Epistar's capability in the lighting industry. Before the...

Epistar to own 94% of TSMC SSL

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 11:06

Epistar and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have both announced that their boards of directors have approved a transaction of TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL)...

TSMC subsidiary to merge with Epistar, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 5, 14:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will form a strategic partnership with LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar by having its subsidiary, TSMC Solid State Lighting,...

Taiwan LED makers eyeing DoB market

Dec 29, 14:09

Taiwan-based LED firms are targeting DoB (driver on board) orders from 6,000-7,000 small- to medium-size regional lighting vendors mostly in the US and Europe, according to industry...

Epistar expects December revenues to grow sequentially

Dec 16, 22:07

LED Epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects its consolidated revenues for December to increase significantly on month mainly due to orders from China-based LCD TV vendors with...

Taiwan market: China-based MLS to wage LED lighting price war

Dec 16, 12:01

China-based LED packaging house MLS has set up a Taiwan subsidiary in a bid to launch LED light tubes and bulbs in the Taiwan market at retail prices 30% lower than market levels...

Everlight, Epistar see sequential drops in November revenues

Dec 9, 21:52

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on December 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.744 billion (US$89.2 million) for November, decreasing on month by 2.21%...

Epistar sees decreasing capacity utilization

Nov 26, 20:05

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has seen its overall capacity utilization drop from about 50% in October to below 50% in November and the utilization is expected to further...

China-based San'an Optoelectronics to add 100 MOCVD equipment sets

Nov 17, 22:04

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker San'an Optoelectronics, due to subsidies of CNY1.0 billion (US$163 million) offered and orders worth CNY3.0 billion arranged from the...

Epistar adjusts swap ratio for Formosa Epitaxy stock

Nov 14, 14:40

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has adjusted the stock swap ratio from one Epistar share for 3.448 shares Formosa Epitaxy, originally determined in late June 2014, to one...

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