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Everlight to shift LED lighting focus from indoor applications to outdoor and commercial, says chairman

Jan 30, 10:14

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, in view of the high risk of inventory value depreciation due to quick changes in LED lighting prices, will gradually shift the focus of its own-brand LED lighting marketing from indoor to outdoor and commercial LED lighting as well as automotive...

Everlight Electronics chairman

Smart LED lighting expected to see fast growing demand in 3-4 years, says Philips Taiwan head

Jan 29, 19:49

Demand for smart LED lighting solutions, LED lights controlled by smartphones or tablets through wireless Internet connections, will see a rapid growth in demand in three to four years, according to Philips Taiwan general manager Edward Po.

Digitimes Research: LG Chem showcases highest lumen-price ratio OLED lighting panel at Lighting Japan 2015

Jan 28, 10:59

LG Chem exhibited a 320x320mm OLED lighting panel at the Lighting Japan 2015 taking place during January 14-16, with the panel having the highest lumen-price ratio of 5lm/US$ among all similar products at the show, according to Digitimes Research.

Demand for fine-pitch LED display panels growing, but prices will fall, say Taiwan makers

Jan 27, 21:42

Global demand for fine-pitch LED display panels grew on year by 70% in 2014 and is estimated to hike at a CAGR of 110% during 2014-2018, but prices are expected to drop in 2015 due to possible oversupply arising from an increase in China-based makers, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

AOT expects 2015 LED lighting revenue proportion to double on year

Jan 26, 23:27

Taiwan-based SMD LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronics Technology (AOT) will actively promote sales of SMD LED packaging for lighting applications and expects the revenue proportion for LED lighting in 2015 to double the related level from 2014, according to the company.

Two China LED packagers obtain licensing of white LED patents from Toyoda Gosei

Jan 19, 21:42

China-based LED packaging service providers Shenzhen Refond Optoelectronics and Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics have signed with Japan-based Toyoda Gosei for license use of the latter's white-light LED patents for application to LED displays, backlighting and lighting, according to industry sources...

Taiwan market: LED light bulb penetration reaches 50% in 2014, says Philips executive

Jan 16, 14:48

In the Taiwan market, LED light bulbs accounted for 50% of all types of light bulbs in 2014 and the penetration rate is likely to rise to 60% in 2015, according to Philips Taiwan general manager Edward Po.

Philips new LED light bulb models

Installed base of smart street lights to reach 40 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jan 15, 23:11

The installed base for 'smart' street light luminaires is set to grow rapidly, with network controlled nodes set to rise from two million at present to 40 million by 2019, finds ABI Research.

SemiLEDs reports fiscal 1Q15 results

Jan 15, 15:42

SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, ending November 30, 2014.

LED industry faces pivotal year in 2015, says IHS

Jan 14, 23:19

The coming year could be pivotal for the global LED industry, given the growing market share of Chinese LED companies throughout the value chain. In order to compete with international companies and maintain their growth, China vendors must overcome negative perceptions of product quality that continue...

Digitimes Research: TSMC SSL merger to enhance Epistar in the LED market

Jan 14, 23:15

Epistar has invested NT$825 million (US$25.94 million) to merge with TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL), helping to enhance Epistar's capability in the lighting industry. Before the decision was made, many companies such as SemiLEDs and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) had also been talking to...

Cree sues Unity Opto for alleged patent infringement

Jan 14, 11:42

US-based LED lighting vendor Cree has filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin a charge against Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology and its US ODM client Feit Electric for alleged infringement...

Shipments of lighting controls for residential applications to total 1.1 billion through 2023, says Navigant

Jan 12, 15:28

The market for residential energy efficient lighting is in the midst of a transformation, particularly as prices for LEDs decrease and new lighting technologies emerge. Many residential applications center on LEDs that are connected, allowing for the remote control of and interaction between devices...

Epistar to own 94% of TSMC SSL

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 11:06

Epistar and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have both announced that their boards of directors have approved a transaction of TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL) shares.

Lite-On Technology sees mild growth in December revenues

Jan 9, 10:47

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.436 billion (US$644 million) for December, the highest monthly level since August 2014 with growth of 2.25% on month and 1.26% on year.

Everlight dismisses reports about Philips orders

Jan 8, 21:45

Everlight Electronics has come forward to note that various press articles which have presumed the company has received a great amount of orders from Philips Lighting Company since December 2014 are conjectured by the public.

Digitimes Research: December 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially down in China market

Jan 8, 21:44

December average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased by 8.7% on month to CNY35.7 (US$5.8), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased by 9.1% to CNY37.1, according to Digitimes Research.

Unity Opto expected to ship 30-40 million LED light bulbs in 2015

Jan 6, 22:16

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has seen booming orders for LED lighting from the US and Europe with shipments scheduled through March 2015, the company said. Thus, Unity Opto is expected to ship 30-40 million LED light bulbs in 2015, according to market analysts.

Global LED backlighting production value to fall 10% in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jan 6, 11:53

Global LED backlighting production value will drop about 10% in 2015 as production value for TV and tablet applications continue to fall, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

Everlight aims at 50% growth in 2015 LED lighting revenues

Jan 5, 11:18

Everlight Electronics aims to turn its LED lighting business from losses to profits in 2015 with an on-year growth of 50% in revenues, according to the company.

China-based LED packagers expanding capacities

Dec 30, 22:25

In view of fast growing global demand for LED lighting, China-based LED packaging houses Shenzhen Refound Optoelectronics, Guangzhou Hongli Opto-Electronic, MLS, Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics and Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics are expanding or will soon expand production capacities, according to...

Lextar receives urgent orders for LED light tubes

Dec 29, 21:33

LED epitaxial wafer and chipmaker as well as LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics have received orders for LED light tubes with urgent shipments, according to the company.

Taiwan LED makers eyeing DoB market

Dec 29, 14:09

Taiwan-based LED firms are targeting DoB (driver on board) orders from 6,000-7,000 small- to medium-size regional lighting vendors mostly in the US and Europe, according to industry sources.

SemiLEDs announces definitive common stock purchase agreement

Dec 25, 10:35

SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, has announced it has entered into a definitive common stock purchase agreement with XiaoQing Han, chairman and CEO of Beijing XiaoQing Environmental Protection Group. Under the terms of this agreement, Han will acquire a 15% interest...

Digitimes Research: Global LED lighting market value in 2015 estimated at nearly US$30 billion

Dec 24, 23:01

Global market demand for LED lighting in 2015 is valued at US$29.90 billion, consisting of US$5.750 billion for Europe, US$5.624 billion for the US, US$5.078 billion for Japan, US$4.568 billion for China, US$1.237 billion for Russia and US$822 million for India, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar aims to ship over 40 million LED light bulbs in 2015

Dec 24, 22:57

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has received LED lighting orders with shipments scheduled through June 2015 and aims to ship more than 40 million LED light bulbs in 2015, according to the company.

Everlight to invest NT$10 billion to expand capacity by 25% in 2015-2017

Dec 24, 22:52

Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics will invest NT$10.0 billion (US$317 million) to expand its LED packaging capacity by 25% from the level at the end of 2014 in 2015-2017, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

Dec 23, 11:42

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology is likely to adopt sapphire for protective covers of Xiaomi 5, its 5.7-inch flagship model that will be showcased at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Taiwan-based supply chain makers cited industry sources in China as indicating.

Automotive-use LED market value to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, says LEDinside

Dec 23, 11:23

The worldwide automotive-use LED market (combination of before market and after market) is projected to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% from 2014-2018. In particular the automotive LED value in before market is projected to reach US$1.9 billion and the...

LED modules to grow faster than packaged LEDs, says IHS

Dec 19, 16:02

The packaged LED lighting market is forecast to reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11%, from 2013-2019, while the market for LED modules used in lighting will reach a CAGR of 23.9%, over the same time period, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: Global LED light bulb shipments in 2015 to reach 1.81 billion units

Dec 17, 20:18

There will be 1.81 billion LED light bulbs shipped globally in 2015, hiking 59.9% on year and accounting for 13.9% of all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.

Global production values for LED-backlit tablets, TVs to fall in 2014, says LEDinside

Dec 17, 12:26

The global production value for LED-acklit tablets in 2014 is estimated at US$476 million, slipping on year by 21.7%, and that for LED-backlit LCD TVs is at US$2.39 billion, decreasing by 14.3%, according to LEDinside.

Taiwan market: China-based MLS to wage LED lighting price war

Dec 16, 12:01

China-based LED packaging house MLS has set up a Taiwan subsidiary in a bid to launch LED light tubes and bulbs in the Taiwan market at retail prices 30% lower than market levels in 2015, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: November 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially up, down in China market

Dec 15, 10:08

November average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 12.7% on month to CNY39.1 (US$6.4), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) decreased 1.9% to CNY40.80, according to Digitimes Research.

OLED lighting market estimated around US$20 million in 2020, says IHS

Dec 12, 11:03

While OLED products have been available for some time, their comparatively high price has resulted in low shipment quantities, but with recent advancements in OLED technology, interest in OLED lighting is beginning to rise. While OLED is still more expensive than other technologies, it is also a versatile...

Harvatek to adopt automated production of LED light bulbs in 2015

Dec 11, 22:05

LED packaging service provider Harvatek will cooperate with affiliated equipment maker YoungTek Electronics to adopt the latter's automation equipment to start automated production of LED light bulbs for reducing production cost in 2015, according to the company.

AOT reports declined profit margin in 3Q14

Dec 11, 11:33

Taiwan LED maker Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) has reported its revenues during the third quarter of 2014 reached NT$1.79 billion (US$57.28 million), up 5.86% on quarter, with a gross profit margin of 12.43%, down 7.54pp on quarter.

Radiant Opto-Electronics ships over 11 million LED BLUs in November

Dec 10, 21:33

Radiant Opto-Electronics shipped 11.355 million LED backlight units (BLUs) in November, dropping on month by 6.9%, according to the company.

Everlight, Epistar see sequential drops in November revenues

Dec 9, 21:52

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on December 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.744 billion (US$89.2 million) for November, decreasing on month by 2.21% but increasing on year by 21.47%, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had November consolidated revenues of...

Lextar begins shipping ET8 LED light tubes; Unity Opto sees increases in bulb shipments

Dec 8, 11:47

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has begun shipments of ET8 LED light tubes in compliance with electronic ballast and ultra-thin LED panel lamps, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has seen increased shipments of LED light bulbs and LED backlight units (BLUs)...

PCB maker Eiso to list on Taiwan OTC

Dec 8, 11:38

Taiwan-based Eiso Enterprise will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$32 (US$1.03) per share on December 23, according to the company.

Connected street lighting market expected to reach US$450 million in 2018, says IHS

Dec 5, 10:52

The market for connected street lighting is currently worth around US$104 million, but with global shipments of connected street lights expected to increase four-fold over the next five years, the market is estimated to reach almost US$450 million in 2018, according to statistics compiled from IHS.

Unity Opto lands additional orders for LED light bulbs from US, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 5, 10:41

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained additional orders for LED light bulbs from US-based retail chains, equivalent to monthly shipments of three million units, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

UV LED market value to reach US$122 million in 2014, says firm

Dec 5, 10:27

The global ultraviolet (UV) market value in 2014 is estimated to reach US$815 million, of which the UV LED market will have about a 15% market share equivalent to US$122 million in market value, according to LEDinside.

Over 100 China-based LED packaging houses to be forced out of competition in 2014

Dec 2, 22:10

Profitability for LED products is shrinking due to continual price drops along with increasing competition, and more than 100 relatively small China-based LED packaging service providers will be forced out of the market in 2014 and the number will increase to over 300 in 2015, Taiwan-based LED makers...

The installed base of LED luminaires expected to reach nearly 2.8 billion by 2023, says Navigant

Dec 2, 14:27

The ongoing transition from fluorescent to LED lighting technologies amounts to a significant disruption for the lighting industry, potentially changing the methods by which lighting is provided and sold to customers. While conventional lighting systems, including fluorescents, remain the dominant...

LED lighting vendors in Greater China expected to cut prices

Dec 1, 21:39

LED lighting vendors and players in the retail channel in the Greater China market, due to high inventory levels, are expected to reduce prices to promote sale before the 2015 Lunar New Year in late February, according to Taiwan-based supply chain players.

Everlight Electronics lands orders for LED lighting from Philips

Dec 1, 15:30

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has obtained orders for 3014 packaged mid- and low-power LED chips for lighting from Philips, with shipments to begin in 2015, according to industry sources.

YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

Dec 1, 10:18

YoungTek Electronics, which provides backend services for LED and IC testing and sorting, is expected to post an up to 10% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues due to a seasonal slowdown in demand, according to market watchers.

Global LED lighting production value in 2015 to grow 30%, say Taiwan makers

Nov 28, 10:29

Global LED lighting shipments in 2015 will double those in 2014, but the corresponding production value will increase only 30% due to estimated price drops of 30-35%, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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