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Tera Xtal cancels plan to raise additional capital

Oct 20, 15:40

Sapphire wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology has cancelled a plan to issue 25 million new shares mainly due to large drops in its stock prices.

Taiwan, Japan LED makers to face price competition from China, says Nichia executive

Oct 17, 12:12

China-based LED makers have been rapidly developing their operating scale and technological capability and are expected to pose price pressure for Taiwan- and Japan-based makers in...

LED lighting demand weak in 4Q14

Oct 16, 15:10

Demand for LED lighting products for the fourth quarter will be weak as LED lighting vendors took deliveries in the second and third quarters for products to be launched in the fourth,...

Digitimes Research: GTAT woes disrupt sapphire industry

Oct 16, 11:14

GT Advanced Technologies' (GTAT) move to seek bankruptcy protection on October 6 came as a surprise to the IT industry especially because the maker was a major supplier of Apple for...

Lextar shareholders consent to Cree stake investment

Oct 14, 15:09

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on October 14 held a shareholders meeting to approve an investment of US$83 million by US-based...

Tera Xtal wages patent infringement war

Oct 13, 14:33

Sapphire ingot maker Tera Xtal Technology has filed with Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court a charge against Apple Asia, Apple's subsidiary based in Hong Kong, and Taiwan-based...

GTAT financial woes likely stem from low yield rates, say Taiwan makers

Oct 9, 11:07

US-based sapphire ingot producer GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has applied for bankruptcy protection possibly because its HEM technology-based ingot growing process has seen much...

Epistar September revenues down sequentially

Oct 8, 20:40

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on October 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.269 billion (US$75.0 million) for September, decreasing 11.89% on month but increasing...

Cree investment is good for Taiwan LED development: Q&A with Lextar chairman David Su

Oct 8, 12:35

US-based Cree will invest US$83 million to take a 13.32% stake in Taiwan-based Lextar Electronics, which provides LED epitaxial wafers and chips, as well as packaging services, as...

Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su

Tyntek to downsize capital by 33.73%

Stockwatch - Sep 22, 10:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Tyntek will reduce its paid-in capital by 33.73% from NT$3.61 billion (US$120 million) to NT$1.218 billion to cover cumulative losses and improve...

Everlight Electronics August revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 15:24

The largest LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.859 billion (US$95.3 million) for August 2014, its highest monthly figure on...

Digitimes Research: US$30 to be competitive price for 5.5-inch sapphire covers to be adopted by smartphone vendors other than Apple in 2015

Sep 5, 15:39

Whether major smartphone vendors follow Apple to adopt sapphire-screen covers will hinge on cost, and US$30 for a 5.5-inch sapphire-cover will be a competitive price in 2015, according...

Lextar August revenues hit record

Sep 5, 10:20

Lextar Electronics, which makes LED epitaxial wafers and chips and provides LED packaging services, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.419 billion (US$47.3 million) for August,...

Samsung developing new Ultra HD TV with 300 LEDs

Sep 3, 20:20

Samsung Electronics is reportedly in the process of launching a new Ultra HD TV that will come equipped with a 300 LED direct-type LED backlit unit, according to supply chain sourc...

Samsung TVs

Rigidtech Microelectronics to expand PSS capacity

Stockwatch - Sep 3, 14:56

Rigidtech Microelectronics currently has a monthly production capacity of 800,000 2-inch-equivalent PSS (patterned sapphire substrates), consisting of 320,000 2-inch PSS and 120,000...

Niching looks to ramp up LED leadframe and FC CSP substrate shipments in 2015

Sep 3, 14:20

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial looks to ramp up its shipments of EMC-based (epoxy molding compound) LED leadframes and FC CSP substrates to drive revenue...

Epistar, Genesis may benefit from Cree investment in Lextar, says Epistar

Sep 2, 21:52

Cree will invest in LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Lextar Electronics to secure a steady supply of blue-light mid-power LED chips on a long-term basis, which is likely to drive...

LED demand turns weak in 3Q14, says Epistar chairman

Sep 2, 12:10

As clients are adjusting inventories of LED chips used in backlighting and lighting, demand for LED chips in the third quarter of 2014 will significantly decrease sequentially, according...

LED driver IC vendors look to flat performance in 3Q14

Aug 28, 22:12

LED driver IC vendors including Silergy, Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics are expected to see their sales stay flat in the third quarter of 2014 before riding higher in the fourth...

Cree to invest in Lextar Electronics

Aug 27, 14:22

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on August 27 announced that US-based Cree will invest US$83 million to acquire 13.32% of its...

Use of sapphire in smartphones may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 27, 12:00

Following the use of sapphire to make covers for the home button and camera of the iPhone 5, China- and South Korea-based smartphone vendors are considering the adoption of sapphire,...

Tera Xtal to expand PSS capacity, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 25, 11:47

Sapphire maker Tera Xtal Technology will expand its PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) monthly production capacity from 100,000 units currently to 200,000 units by the end of 2014...

China may raise LED tariffs to 10%

Aug 22, 11:01

Rumors are spreading that China's Ministry of Commerce may raise LED tariffs from 4% to 10%. Word broke out in several China-based newspapers that the government is considering the...

Digitimes Research: GTAT estimated to supply up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhone sapphire covers in 2014

Aug 22, 10:55

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), the exclusive sapphire supplier for Apple, is estimated to supply enough sapphire to make covers for up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhones...

Tera Xtal wins AAA arbitration over dispute with GTAT

Aug 15, 11:08

Sapphire ingot maker Tera Xtal Technology has disclosed the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has decided that US-based equipment supplier GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) should...

Lextar Electronics expanding LED capacity

Aug 15, 10:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics is expanding production capacity for LED lighting chips to 140 million units a month, as well...

Digitimes Research: Sapphire demand to reach over 108 million mm in 2015

Aug 12, 10:57

Global demand for sapphire for use in LED and optical applications (such as smartphone covers) will reach 80.084 million mm of 2-inch equivalent ingots in 2014 and increase 36.1%...

Epistar, Unity Opto net NT$0.81, NT$0.40 for 2Q14

Aug 8, 10:40

LED epitaxil wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology on August 7 published financial reports for the second quarter of 2014, recording...

Digitimes Research: Optical-use sapphire demand to reach 12.44 million mm of 2-inch equivalents in 2014

Jul 23, 10:48

There will be an estimated demand for 12.44 million mm of 2-inch-equivalent sapphires for optical purposes in 2014, mainly consisting of 54.3% for use in smartphone button covers,...

Genesis Photonics June revenues down sequentially

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:09

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$397 million (US$13.2 million) for June, decreasing 5.82% on month but increasing...

Everlight sales down 2.63% in June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:00

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.532 billion (US$84.4 million) for June, decreasing 2.63% on month but increasing...

Lighting-use LED market scale to reach US$4.88 billion in 2014, says LEDinside

Jul 10, 15:03

The global high brightness LED market scale will reach US$14.4 billion in 2014 and is estimated to increase to US$16.6 billion by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 4%, according...

Epistar June revenues hit record for 4th time straight

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on July 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.82 billion (US$94 million) for June, hitting a monthly record for the fourth consecutive...

LED makers see increased demand due to Ultra HD TV developments

Jul 7, 15:52

Wide color gamut (WCG) Ultra HD TV panel demand is bringing increased business opportunities for LED makers, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Epistar-Forepi merger to help stabilize LED industry

Jul 3, 16:20

Taiwan-based LED maker Epistar announced a merger with Formosa Epitaxy (Forepi) on June 30, 2014, with the former aiming to fully acquire the latter and become the surviving company...

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    2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show: Edison Opto's cafe booth

    Taiwan-based Edison Opto showcased its LED lighting products at the 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show in late March. To showcase its various LED lighting designs, Edison Opto's...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Apr 8.

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    Taiwan-based Delta Electronics showcased at the 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show from March 26-29 many of its LED products, such as 8-10W LED light bulbs. The firm also showcased...

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    Taiwan-based Delta Electronics participated in the 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show from March 26-29, 2013. The firm showcased various applications of LED lighting including...

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