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  • Last update: Wednesday 27 August 2014 [1340 news items]

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...

Epistar to reach 15% GaN wafer capacity market share following FOREPI merger, says IHS

Jul 3, 15:36

Following the announcement on June 30 that Epistar is acquiring Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI), Epistar will have over 400 MOCVD reactors including those from FOREPI's China subsidiaries,...

Lextar June revenues hit record

Jul 3, 11:01

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.355 billion (US$45 million) for June, the highest monthly figure ever with...

Patterned sapphire substrate market value in 2014 to reach US$711 million, says LEDinside

Jul 1, 21:05

Strong LED market demand in 2014 has led to expanded patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) production capacity, according to LEDinside. The 4-inch PSS market is currently facing supply...

Epistar to completely own Formosa Epitaxy

Jul 1, 12:05

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on June 30 announced that it will issue 174.612 million new shares to acquire a 100% stake in fellow maker Formosa Epitaxy...

Order visibility for LED driver ICs extends through 3Q14

Jun 27, 15:40

Order visibility for most Taiwan-based LED driver IC vendors has extended to the end of the third quarter of 2014 thanks to the booming LED lighting market in China, according to...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan PSS makers keep expanding capacities in 2014

Jun 23, 14:44

Taiwan-based PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) makers have been expanding production capacities, with total monthly capacity to increase from 2.19 million 2-inch-equivalent substrates...

Epistar acquires factory via court auction

Stockwatch - Jun 23, 10:58

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has acquired a factory in northern Taiwan with total floor space of 39,295 square meters (422,963 square feet) at NT$835.875 million (US$27.8...

First China supplier breaks into top 10 LED rankings in 2013, says IHS

Jun 20, 14:51

China's massive investments in LED manufacturing capacity are paying off, with a China-based company entering the top ranks of the global market for the first time ever, according...

Lite-On Technology expects 2H14 revenue growth to come from CCMs, LED, SSDs

Jun 20, 11:42

Lite-On Technology expects CCMs (compact camera modules) mainly used in smartphones, LED devices and LED lighting products as well as SSDs to be the main sources of revenues growth...

High-end LED supply 20-30% short of demand, says Epistar chairman

Jun 20, 11:01

Global supply of high-end LED chips is short of demand by 20-30% currently, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye of LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Formosa Epitaxy inks strategic alliance with TCL, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 19, 11:45

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy has formed a strategic alliance with China-based vendor TCL with a chief aim to increase supply of backlights-use LED...

Genesis Photonics aims at flip-chip LED revenue proportion of 20-25% in 2014

Jun 18, 20:03

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics began flip-chip LED shipments to China-, South Korea- and Japan-based vendors in the fourth quarter of 2013 and aims to increase...

Formosa Epitaxy expects over 50% sequential growth in 2Q14 revenues

Jun 13, 10:55

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy expects its consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2014 to increase more than 50% sequentially and operations...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers take up 28.6% of MOCVD in operation globally in May

Jun 11, 15:54

There were 1,917 MOCVD sets in operation globally in May 2014 and Taiwan-based LED makers accounted for 28.6% of the number, followed by Japan-based makers with 23.8%, China-based...

Wearable devices such as iWatch to spur sapphire market demand in 2015, says LEDinside

Jun 11, 15:29

Apple's reported iWatch, which is expected to be released in late 2014, will use sapphire watch covers, according to research firm LEDinside. If iWatch sales reach market estimations...

Epistar, Everlight May revenues hit records for 3rd, 2nd time straight

Stockwatch - Jun 10, 14:09

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on June 9 reported May consolidated revenues of NT$2.796 billion (US$92.7 million), hitting a monthly record for the third...

Lextar Electronics May revenues up sequentially

Jun 6, 10:38

Taiwan-based vertically integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.262 billion (US$41.9 million) for May, increasing 7.31% sequentially but...

Lextar Electronics to showcase products at exhibition in southern China

Jun 3, 21:50

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics will showcase its latest products at the 2014 Quangzhou International Lighting Exhibition...

Digitimes Research: Global MOCVD shipments to grow 25.7-54.1% in 2014

May 30, 14:07

With the LED chipmakers expanding production capacities to meet growing demand for lighting applications, 186-228 MOCVD sets will be shipped globally in 2014, rising 25.7-54.1% on...

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    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    Lextar to debut latest plug-in COB

    Taiwan-based LED firm Lextar has announced its latest plug-in COB, Core series. Lextar will formally unveil the new product from June 9-12 at the 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting...

    Photo: Company, Jun 4.

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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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    2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show: Delta LED light bulbs

    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...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Apr 8.

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    2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show: Delta Electronics

    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...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Apr 8.

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