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MOEA conditionally permits China-based Sanan Optoelectronics to invest in Formosa Epitaxy

Aug 30, 14:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on August 29 approved the investment by China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics in Taiwan-based fellow maker...

LED maker Ubilux shuts down

Aug 29, 21:18

Ubilux Optoelectronics, a LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker based at the Southern Taiwan Science Park, has ceased business operations, according to industry sources.

Epistar, Everlight, Lextar expected to land orders from LED lighting vendors

Aug 26, 14:38

Cree has seen better than expected sales performance for its LED light bulbs made using mid-power LED chips and other international LED lighting vendors will adopt mid-power LED chips...

Digitimes Research: Cree sees improved performance due to product strategies and supply chain integration

Aug 23, 12:35

As Cree continues to see its revenues increase, the company also expects to see its profit margins remain at 38% in 2013, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar to see 5-10% sequential growth in 3Q13 revenues, sources say

Aug 16, 11:17

Lextar Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker as well as LED packaging house, is expected to see consolidated revenues for third-quarter 2013 increase 5-10%...

Tong Hsing looks to strong sales in 3Q13

Aug 12, 18:09

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries expects its sales in the third quarter of 2013 to grow at the same pace or higher than the 8% it posted in the previous quarter, powered by ever growing...

Epistar, Everlight see strong improvements in 2Q13 operations

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, which saw net operating loss of NT$306 million (US$10.4 million) and net loss of NT$248 million in the first quarter of 2013, has reported...

Demand for precursors for LED to boom, says research firm

Aug 8, 11:44

Global demand for precursors, a material used in the manufacturing of LEDs, is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, according to a research firm.

I-Chiun posts 1H13 net EPS of NT$0.41

Aug 7, 15:16

Taiwan-based LED lead frame maker I-Chiun Precision Industry recorded consolidated revenues of NT$3.382 billion (US$113 million), gross margin of 10.53%, net operating profit of NT$59.5...

Ledlink Optics posts 2Q13 net EPS of NT$1.51

Aug 7, 12:31

Ledlink Optics, which makes optical lenses used in LED lighting and backlights, has posted net EPS of NT$1.51 (US$0.05) for second-quarter 2013.

Lextar announces 2Q13 financial results

Aug 5, 15:27

Lextar Electronics has reported its financial performance for the second quarter of 2013. Lextar recorded consolidated revenues of NT$3.85 billion (US$128.49 million), up 33.1% over...

Sapphire wafer prices rising due to growing demand, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 14:10

Global demand for sapphire wafers is growing due to use in smartphones in addition to LEDs, and therefore prices of sapphire wafers are rising, according to Taiwan-based sapphire...

Global LED lamp prices downtrend in June, top brands lower prices as market heats up, says LEDinside

Jul 29, 16:22

Global 40W equivalent LED lamp ASP dropped 2.7% to US$15.60 in June 2013, according to LEDinside. Overall regional market prices continued to fall steadily, of which China's decline...

Everlight to see steady LED backlighting demand during 2H13, says chairman

Jul 26, 11:04

LED packaging house Everlight Electronics is expected to see flat growth in LED demand in the second half of 2013, but is still likely to see steady demand for LED TV backlghting,...

Epi-wafer market to expand to US$4 billion in 2020, says Lux Research

Jul 22, 21:14

As LED lighting becomes an US$80 billion industry, the market for the epitaxial wafers (epi-wafers) LEDs are made from will grow to US$4 billion in 2020, according to Lux Research.

As LED lighting demand takes off, Taiwan makers should seek integration, says Formosa Epitaxy chairman

Jul 22, 16:28

The global LED market value recorded a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 20-30% during 2010-2012, but most of Taiwan-based LED makers did not see substantial growth in revenues,...

China-based GCL-Poly quits sapphire ingot production

Jul 18, 11:26

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has quit production of sapphire ingots and will sell two factories together with production equipment in eastern China to Taiwan-based sapphire...

Nichidenbo looks to double sales in 2013

Jul 18, 08:19

Passive component supplier Nichidenbo, which distributes capacitor and resistor parts for vendors including Nippon Chemi-Con, will see its revenues more than double in 2013 after...

Formosa Epitaxy to set up LED joint venture in China

Jul 17, 11:36

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy will establish an LED backlight unit (BLU) and lighting module plant in Huizhou, southern China, jointly with China-based...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2013 LED chip output value to reach over US$1.8 billion

Jul 10, 11:58

Taiwan-based LED chip makers will generate total production value of US$1.82 billion in 2013, growing 19.2% from 2012, according to Digitimes Research.

Some LED chip makers extend to packaging

Jul 10, 11:11

Some of Taiwan-based LED chip makers have extended to packaging, offering solutions that EMS players can directly turn into lighting products, according to industry sources.

Epistar sees sequential drop in June revenues

Jul 9, 11:13

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on July 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.926 billion (US$63.8 million) for June, decreasing by 13.37% on month but...

Prices for sapphire ingots in 3Q13 to rise 15-20%

Jul 2, 20:50

Prices for sapphire ingots in the third quarter of 2013 are expected to increase by 15-20% on quarter mainly due to growing demand from LED makers and China-based smartphone vendors,...

Epistar optimistic about July-August operation

Jul 1, 22:24

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects a small decrease in orders for LED chips used in backlight of LCD TVs but strong demand for use in backlight of small-...

Harvatek quits joint venture project with TCL

Jun 28, 10:29

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Harvatek has announced the termination of joint venture with China-based TV brand TCL. Harvatek noted that both parties have had disagreements on...

Everlight plans to acquire Germany-based lighting fixture firm

Jun 27, 14:36

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight plans to spend less than EUR10 million (US$13 million) to acquire 100% of a Germany-based lighting fixture firm, according to the firm.

Digitimes Research: Upstream LED firms continue to strive for higher brightness efficiency

Jun 27, 11:54

At 2013 LED Lighting Taiwan, Russia-based upstream sapphire crystal maker Monocrystal showcased 12-inch substrates. The firm aims to produce crystal of over 150kg in 2014 for manufacturing...

Taiwan LED firms enter automotive lighting market

Jun 26, 21:26

LED lighting market is booming but price competition has been causing firms to see shrinking profit margins. Taiwan-based LED firms aim to improve technology and enter the automotive...

Commentary: Taiwan to benefit from common LED lighting standards in Greater China

Jun 25, 15:36

A common set of standards for LED lighting firms in Greater China was announced recently and as the China government plans to expand the LED lighting market, this common set of standards...

GaN LED shipments to exceed 100 billion units in 2013, says IHS

Jun 25, 10:22

More than 100 billion gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (GaN LED) will ship in 2013 - the equivalent of 15 for every person on the planet using this particular type of lighting...

Innovation should be based on solving customer problems, says Epistar chairman

Jun 21, 10:56

In a forum hosted by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar, emphasized the importance of innovation...

Philips expects OLED lighting market to take off in 2014

Jun 20, 21:46

OLED lighting has been entering volume production and Philips is currently showcasing Lumiblade OLED lighting products at LED Lighting Taiwan 2013.

China LED firms may restart capacity expansion

Jun 20, 21:41

Indoor LED lighting demand showed strong growth in first-half 2013 causing product shortages, hence some China-based LED firms may restart capacity expansions, according to industry...

Formosa Epitaxy may see 3Q13 revenues grow 20-30% sequentially, says company chairman

Jun 20, 15:21

Frank Chien, chairman of Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy predicts the firm will return to profitability in the third quarter, and quarterly revenues will show sequential...

Lite-On Technology to deal out 2012 cash dividend of NT$2.35

Jun 20, 13:49

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$216.05 billion (US$7.2 billion) for 2012 with net profits of NT$7.53 billion, an on-year growth of 4%. The firm plans to...

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    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...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Apr 8.

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