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A few local makers win Taiwan government LED street lamp procurement bids

Feb 5, 11:36

A few Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers and LED lighting makers, mainly Everlight Electronics, Leotek Electronics, Delta Electronics, Bright Led Electronics, Genius Electronic Optical and China Electric Mfg., have won open bids held by local governments to procure LED street lamps.

Digitimes Research: Konica Minolta showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016

Feb 3, 14:35

Japan-based Konica Minolta exhibited flexible OLED lighting panels based on a roll-to-roll process at Lighting Japan 2016 in Tokyo during January 13-15, showing that it is a global leader in OLED lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

Nichia wins patent infringement lawsuit against Everlight Electronics in the US

Jan 29, 16:00

Japan-based LED maker Nichia on January 28 announced that the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has judged that Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and its US-based subsidiary Everlight Americas have infringed three Nichia patents.

Everlight Electronics to start production at new factory in central Taiwan in 2Q16

Jan 29, 11:01

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is constructing a new factory in central Taiwan and will complete the first phase and begin production in the second quarter of 2016, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Lite-On Technology to focus 2016 operations on 5 areas

Jan 28, 10:22

EMS provider Lite-On Technology will transform its business operations in 2016 with a focus on five areas: cloud technologies, LED lighting, automotive electronics, biomedicine and industrial automation, according to company CEO Warren Chen.

The global market for smart street solutions expected to reach US$5.3 billion by 2024, says Navigant

Jan 27, 14:06

Technology is changing the way city streets are used, experienced, and managed, transforming them from points of physical connection to networked landscapes that enable a range of service innovations. According to a new report from Navigant Research, the global market for smart street solutions will...

Unity Opto Technology launches LED panel lights for aquariums

Newswatch - Jan 27, 14:01

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has launched LED panel lights specifically for use in aquariums for sale under own brand ONF.

China Electric wins Yunlin County procurement of 19,000 LED street lamps

Jan 25, 21:47

Taiwan-based lighting product vendor China Electric Mfg. at an open bid held by the government of Yunlin County, central Taiwan, to procure 61,400 LED street lamps at a budget of NT$460 million (US$13.7 million), has won procurement of 19,000 units, according to industry sources.

Global sales of high-bay luminaires and lamps expected to peak at nearly US$23.5 billion in 2017, says Navigant

Jan 21, 14:59

While the industrial and high-bay markets have traditionally represented challenging lighting applications, advances and price declines in LED technologies are driving sales of luminaires and lamps for these markets. Today, many high-bay LED products offer exceptional lighting quality in a price range...

Digitimes Research: CSP LED devices a foucs at Lighting Japan 2016

Jan 21, 11:14

At the Lighting Japan 2016 exhibition in Tokyo during January 13-15, CSP (chip scale package) LEDs were a major focus. There were CSP LEDs developed by Japan-based GeneLite for smartphone backlighting, Osram's for LED light bulbs and Rohm's for automotive direction indicators, according to Digitimes...

Unity Opto obtains license for Osram white LED patents

Jan 19, 11:13

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained licensing from Osram for using core patents covering phosphor conversion technology to produce white LED packages, according to industry sources.

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.

India government to procure estimated 770 million LED light bulbs by end of 2018

Jan 15, 11:01

The India government has decided to replace incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs by the end of 2018 and therefore has begun procurement for subsidized sales in the country. Total demand is estimated at 770 million bulbs, according to industry sources.

Prices of LED light bulbs fell further in December 2015 as year-end sales swept across regional markets, says LEDinside

Jan 11, 22:48

The global average price of 40W-equivalent LED light bulbs arrived at US$10.60 in December 2015, down 1.6% from November. The global average price of 60W-equivalent LED bulbs for the same month also dropped 0.7% to US$14.50.

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 year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics had those of NT$2.579 billion rising 1.58% on month but...

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 provider Unity Opto Technology reported NT$731 million, growing 7.40% on month and 10.01% on year.

Digitimes Research: December 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up in China market

Jan 7, 14:38

December average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market increased 18.5% on month to CNY32.7 (US$4.9), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) rose 0.6% to CNY33.7, according to Digitimes Research.

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, with shipments expected to significantly increase in March 2016, according to company chairman David Chung.

Global networked lighting controls revenues for commercial buildings expected to total US$38.2 billion from 2015-2024, says Navigant

Dec 30, 13:56

The market for lighting controls has expanded greatly alongside the shift from the dominance of fluorescent lighting to LEDs, both in the variety of systems available and the sheer number of systems installed. To meet this expanding demand for controls, different types of vendors have been drawn to...

Automotive LED market worth US$2.29 billion in 2020 due to stable prices and volume, says LEDinside

Dec 28, 15:03

LED makers are branching into the niche application markets as the competition in their industry expands. Currently, entering the automotive LED market is regarded as a "blue ocean" strategy because the market has relatively few contestants and allows for higher pricing. According to the...

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 products are being certified, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Unity Opto LED light bulb shipments to Europe to reach US$3-4 million in 4Q15, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 24, 10:56

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology is expected to ship US$3-4 million worth of LED light bulbs to Europe in the fourth quarter of 2015 and eyes to ship a total of US$30 million in 2016, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

China LED lighting production in 2015 valued at CNY210.5 billion

Dec 22, 17:09

China-based LED lighting makers will generate a total production value of CNY210.5 billion (US$33.1 billion) in 2015, growing 18.5% on year, according to industry sources in China.

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 prices for LED light tubes and bulbs will slip 20-30% and 30-40% respectively, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: TLW cooperates with Unity Opto Technology for LED light bulbs, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 18, 15:22

TLW, a DIY merchandise retail chain in Taiwan, has cooperated with LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology to ODM produce own-brand LED light bulbs for sale in its chain stores, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

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 billion) during January-October 2015, growing 2.48% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

LEDs expected to account for more than half of horticultural luminaire sales in 2017, says Navigant

Dec 17, 14:10

Though horticultural LED products have been commercially available for a decade, they are now beginning to pick up steam as the technology and its quality advances. Today, LEDs are significantly more efficient, and the additional benefit of supplying the correct wavelengths of light to improve crop...

MLS interested in buying Osram business units

Dec 17, 10:36

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS is strongly interested in acquiring some of Germany-based Osram Licht AG's business units in order to quickly expand its LED lighting business, according to company president Lawrence Lin.

Apple expected to focus on micro-LED displays at new Taiwan facilities

Dec 16, 16:13

Apple is expected to focus on developing micro-LED displays at its new facilities in Taiwan in order to create thinner and more energy-efficient products, according to Digitimes Research analyst Jessie Lin.

Philips and Cisco form global strategic alliance to address EUR1 billion office lighting market

Dec 16, 15:35

Philips and Cisco have announced a global strategic alliance that will create new value in energy savings, building efficiency and employee productivity, made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT) in modern offices. This alliance brings together Philips' LED based connected lighting system with...

SemiLEDs reports fiscal year end 2015 financial Results

Dec 16, 15:16

SemiLEDs, a developer and maker of LED chips and LED components, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal year 2015, ending August 31, 2015.

Digitimes Research: 4K TVs to push demand for LEDs

Dec 14, 23:07

Ultra HD (4K) TVs are expected to make up 23.7% of LCD TV shipments in 2016, up 9.3pp on year. Because of the increase, demand for LEDs used in TV backlighting applications will rise and approximately 20-30% more LEDs will be used in 4K TVs over Full HD units, according to Digitimes Research.

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 and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics had those of NT$1.167 billion shrinking 10.77% and rising 7.19% respectively,...

Global OLED market expected to reach US$37.2 billion by 2020, says firm

Dec 10, 14:18

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, the global OLED market is estimated to generate revenues of US$37.2 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period 2015-2020. Enhanced picture quality, high energy efficiency, increasing demand for eco-friendly...

Singles Day sales push down LED light bulb prices in China in November, says LEDinside

Dec 9, 20:35

The global average price of 40W LED replacement light bulbs fell 3.4% on month to US$10.80 in November, while 60W counterparts saw a 3% drop to US$14.60.

Everlight, Unity Opto see November revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:10

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.539 billion (US$78.1 million) for November, increasing 9.4% sequentially but decreasing 7.47% on year. Fellow maker Unity Opto Technology's November consolidated revenues reached NT$680 million, growing...

Digitimes Research: November LED light bulb prices decrease in China market

Dec 9, 11:22

November average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 7.4% sequentially to CNY27.6 (US$4.3), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) saw a 9.2% drop to CNY33.5, according to Digitimes Research.

UV LED market to reach US$356 million by 2020, says report

Dec 3, 14:35

LED vendors are now looking to develop niche applications that can provide higher margins, as price competition in the LED lighting market has become too strong. Among niche applications, ultraviolet (UV) LEDs have attracted investments from many vendors because of its enormous market value. The UV...

LED market saturation to drive industry to seek profits in new applications in 2016, says LEDinside

Dec 1, 15:30

According to LEDinside, LED makers had an especially tough year in 2015. "Despite rising LED lighting market demand and the large scale replacement of traditional lighting products, the oversupply situation has caused the LED ASP to plunge 30-40% year on year," said Roger Chu, research director...

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 sources.

China market for packaged LEDs to grow at single-digit annual rate, says firm

Nov 25, 14:58

Due to oversupply and price competition between suppliers of lighting LEDs, IHS forecasts China's total market for packaged LEDs will grow at a single- digit annual rate.

Samsung, LG to focus on white flip chip LED technology for TVs, says report

Nov 18, 15:57

Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics will reportedly switch to white flip chip LED technology for use in TV backlighting in 2016, according to a new report from Korea-based ET News.

Harvatek starts production of LED-embedded yarn

Nov 16, 21:44

LED packaging service provider Harvatek, viewing that LED lighting prices keep falling due to persistent price-cut competition, has started production of LED-embedded yarn and began shipments in small volumes in October 2015, according to the company.

Sports wear made of fabric woven from LED-embedded yarn

Everlight, AOT net NT$3.01, NT$1.68 per share for January-September

Nov 16, 11:19

LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) generated net EPS of NT$3.01 and NT$1.68, respectively, for January-September 2015, according to the companies.

LED lighting market to reach US$30.5 billion in 2016, says firm

Nov 13, 14:47

The scale of the LED lighting market will reach US$25.7 billion in 2015 and expand to US$30.5 billion in 2016. The penetration rate of LED lighting is also projected to climb from 31% in 2015 to 36% in 2016, according to LEDinside.

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 Allen Yu said that vendors in the US and Europe have called a truce in their price war after three consecutive quarters...

Everlight sees decreased October revenues

Nov 11, 11:22

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.321 billion (US$71.4 million) for October, decreasing 6.85% on month and 17.29% on year.

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% on month and 17.19% on year, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology had those of NT$588 million growing...

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 increase 3.55% and 37.82% respectively on year, while fellow maker HC SemiTek had revenues of CNY699 million growing...

Digitimes Research: October LED light bulb prices mixed in China market

Nov 5, 14:30

October average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 9.7% on month to CNY29.8 (US$4.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 1.9% to CNY36.9, according to Digitimes Research.

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