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Genesis Photonics offers LED chips for automotive Bi-beam headlights

Apr 7, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has developed LED chips for Taiwan- and China-based makers to produce automotive Bi-beam headlights for the Taiwan and China after-markets,...

Fire strikes Epistar Hsinchu factory

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 16:31

A fire broke out at LED chipmaker Epistar's factory at the Hsinchu Science Park, northern Taiwan in the late hours of March 28. No employees have been reported injured by the fire,...

Nichia aims at revenues of JPY330 billion for 2016

Mar 25, 15:51

Japan-based LED maker Nichia, while forecasting 5% on-year growth in 2016 global LED production value, aims to increase its revenues by 11.9% from JPY295 billion in 2015 to JPY330...

US leads growing global industrial semiconductor market, IHS says

Mar 23, 22:13

The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8% CAGR, as revenues rise from US$43.5 billion in 2014 to US$59.5 billion in 2019, according to IHS. Increased capital spending and...

Epistar suspends some MOCVD tools

Mar 15, 11:25

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in view of global oversupply of LED chips and consequently continual price drops, has temporarily stopped operation of more than 100 relatively...

Epistar and Everlight see February revenues decrease

Mar 10, 11:55

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.644 billion (US$49.2 million) and NT$2.104...

Epistar accuses Epileds Technologies of infringing IR LED patents

Mar 8, 14:46

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed charges with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court against Epileds Technologies for infringement of four infrared (IR) LED invention...

Lextar nets NT$0.45 per share for 2015

Mar 8, 10:56

LED epitaxial wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has reported net profit of NT$33 million (US$985,100) for fourth-quarter 2015, leading to net profit of...

Nan Ya Photonics to quit LED wafer production, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 1, 11:01

Nan Ya Photonics will stop producing LED epitaxial wafers and chips and focus on LED lighting products, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (

Lite-On Technology revenues decline in January

Stockwatch - Feb 15, 15:26

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.339 billion (US$524.79 million) for January 2016, representing a 8.89% drop on month and 8.62% drop on year.

Taiwan LED makers expected to benefit from US objection to Philips selling Lumileds, says report

Newswatch - Jan 26, 15:10

Philips has canceled the planned sale of an 80.1% stake in Philips Lumileds Lighting to China-based GO Scale Capital due to objections from US authorities concerned for the sake of...

Genesis Photonics supplies LED automotive lighting devices for Japan vendors

Jan 15, 15:21

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has begun supply of LED devices used in automotive interior lighting for Japan-based vendors, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Global high-brightness LED shipments in 2016 to grow 31.8% in volume, 3.4% in value

Jan 12, 16:16

There will be an estimated 245.237 billion high-brightness LED chips shipped globally in 2016, increasing 31.8% on year, and the corresponding shipment value will reach US$12.821...

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see mixed growth in December revenue

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 14:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on January 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.160 billion (US$65.7 million) for December, increasing 19.12% on month and 6.45% on...

Lextar Electronics, Unity Opto technology post mixed on-month growth in December revenue

Stockwatch - Jan 7, 15:59

Lextar Electronics has reported December consolidated revenues of NT$1.135 billion (US$34.5 million), decreasing 2.74% on month but increasing 1.03% on year, while LED packaging service...

Genesis Photonics starts shipments of CSP

Jan 4, 23:13

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has begun to ship CSP of (chip scale package) of chips for use in automotive headlights, backlighting of LCD TVs and camera flashes,...

Epistar, MLS jointly developing omni-directional LED filament light bulbs

Dec 28, 11:55

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epsitar is developing omni-directional LED filament light bulbs jointly with China-based LED packaging service provider MLS, and such...

NTU research team discovers optoelectronic application for molybdenum disulfide

Dec 25, 15:43

A research team under the National Taiwan University (NTU) has discovered an optoelectronic application for molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a 2-dimensional semiconductor material, according...

LED device prices to fall 30% in 2016

Dec 22, 17:08

Mainly because China-based makers have expanded production capacity and lowered quotes to be more competitive, prices for LED devices in 2016 are expected to drop 30% on year and...

Taiwan science parks post January-October revenues of over NT$1.9 trillion, says MOST

Dec 18, 12:00

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.92 trillion (US$58.53...

Apple Taiwan lab developing flexible OLED technology, say sources

Dec 16, 15:03

Apple's new lab in Longtan, northern Taiwan is dedicated to developing flexible OLED technology for new displays for use in its devices including iPhones and iPads, and has a team...

Epistar, Lextar see November revenues drop sequentially

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 14:51

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw November consolidated revenues of NT$1.813 billion (US$55.8 million) slip 6.88% on month but grow 2.37% on year, while fellow maker...

Epistar, Opto Tech poised to produce infrared LED chips for iris recognition

Dec 11, 10:32

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is in the process of certification for its infrared LED chips for use in iris recognition by supply chains of US-based smartphone vendors,...

Epistar may cut output in 4Q15

Dec 8, 11:30

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is likely to reduce production, decreasing utilization from an average of 70% in third-quarter 2015 to 60% in the fourth quarter in order...

Taiwan LED makers should develop invisible-light LEDs to avoid overcrowded market, says HPL chairman

Dec 4, 16:08

Large-scale price completion from China-based makers in the visible-light LED market has caused product prices to keep falling, resulting in an overcrowded market, according to chairman...

Opto Tech sees booming shipments of LED display panels

Nov 30, 23:14

LED maker Opto Tech, despite weak demand for LED lighting and backlighting, has seen booming shipments of LED display panels to the US, Japan and other markets, according to industry...

US court fines Epistar US$9.3 million for patent infringement

Nov 27, 11:18

The jury of a US district court in Massachusetts has made a preliminary decision to fine Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar US$9.3 million for infringing US patent...

Global LED shipment volume, value to grow in 2016, says Nichia executive

Nov 26, 10:44

Global LED shipments in 2016 will increase 20-30% on year in volume and about 5% in value, Nichia's chief legal and IP officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa said at a press event in Taipei...

San'an Optoelectronics, Epistar maintain low utilization rates

Nov 23, 14:29

LED epitaxial wafer and chip suppliers San'an Optoelectronics and Epistar have maintained low utilization rates amid oversupply in the global market, according to industry sources.

Prices of LED light bulbs bounce back slightly in October as aggressive pricing put on hold in the US and Europe, says LEDinside

Nov 13, 11:54

According to LEDinside, the global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs rose 2.8% to US$11.10 in October, while 60W replacement bulbs rose 3.5% to US$15. LEDinside analyst...

Epistar reports losses for 3Q15

Nov 10, 11:12

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has released its third-quarter 2015 financial report, recording net loss per share of NT$0.96 from net operating loss for the second consecutive...

Lextar, Unity Opto see on-month growth in October revenue

Nov 9, 11:06

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics saw consolidated revenues of NT$1.308 billion (US$40.2 million) for October increase 2.67%...

China LED makers see mixed growth in January-September

Nov 5, 15:37

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker San'an Optoelectronics saw revenues of CNY3.602 billion (US$576 million) and net profit of CNY1.447 billion for January-September 2015...

Taiwan makers may benefit from Toshiba plans to quit white-light LED production

Oct 30, 11:47

Toshiba, as part of plans to reduce in-house production of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, will stop production of white-light LED chips and increase outsourcing, which is likely...

Price erosion in sensors and volatility in discretes slows total O-S-D growth, says IC Insights

Oct 29, 16:26

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) has turned into a mixed bag of double-digit growth for several major product categories...

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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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