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Digitimes Research: August LED bulb prices drop sequentially in China

Sep 15, 21:28

The August average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent bulbs) in the China market decreased by 16.0% on month to CNY30.5 (US$4.9), while the price for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent bulbs) also fell by 11.6% to CNY45.0, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight Electronics August revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 15:24

The largest LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.859 billion (US$95.3 million) for August 2014, its highest monthly figure on record, with growth of 9.43% on month and 18.61% on year, and NT$19.390 billion for January-August, increasing 24.95% on...

LED backlighting pricing to decline 3-8% in 3Q14, says LEDinside

Sep 9, 15:44

LED backlighting prices are expected to decline an average of 3-8% while LED demand for lighting applications will remain flat during the third quarter of 2014, according to LEDinside.

Unity Opto posts record August revenues

Sep 9, 10:56

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology generated consolidated revenues of NT$910 million (US$30.3 million) for August, a monthly company record with growth of 13.59% on month and of 59.45% on year. January-August consolidat revenues totaled NT$5.675 billion, increasing 13.31% on year.

Lextar August revenues hit record

Sep 5, 10:20

Lextar Electronics, which makes LED epitaxial wafers and chips and provides LED packaging services, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.419 billion (US$47.3 million) for August, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time with growth of 0.31% on month and 14.73% on year.

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 stock through subscribing to 83 million new Lextar shares at NT$30 (US$1) per share via private placement.

Quantum dot panel, lighting technology: Q&A with QD Vision

Aug 26, 16:16

With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display manufacturers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance. According to DisplaySearch, adoption of quantum dots (QDs) is expected to be highest in smartphone TFT LCD displays, as pricing is dependent on the area...

QD Vision Color IQ technology

LED luminaire revenues for outdoor and parking applications will reach US$1.4 billion annually by 2021, says Navigant

Aug 19, 15:42

Outdoor lighting systems are in the early stages of a transition from fluorescent, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps to LEDs. As LED prices continue to fall, the case for replacing today's most prevalent lighting technologies in outdoor systems is becoming more and more compelling. According...

Digitimes Research: July LED bulb prices grow in China market

Aug 18, 11:02

July average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 5.2% sequentially to CNY36.3 (US$5.9), while the 9W segment (equivalent to 60W incandescent) also saw a 8.3% increase to CNY50.9, according to Digitimes Research.

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 as capacity for flip-chip LEDs used in direct-type TV backlighting, and models used in wide-color-gamut TVs, the company...

Analog IC vendors bracing for strong sales in 3Q14

Aug 14, 14:43

Analog IC vendors are set to post strong sales in the third quarter of 2014 thanks to the roll-outs of new smartphones, tablets and LED lighting products, according to industry sources.

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 net EPS of NT$0.81 and NT$0.40 respectively, according to the companies.

Lighting module revenues to grow 500% by 2019, says Strategies Unlimited

Aug 8, 10:18

According to Strategies Unlimited, backlighting will comprise a larger portion of the modules market through 2018, at which point saturation and an increased usage by luminaire makers of third party LED modules will allow for the lighting market to surpass it. Revenues for LED modules in lighting applications...

Unity Opto July revenues up

Aug 7, 10:56

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$801 million (US$26.7 million) for July, increasing 27.06% sequentially and 26.35% on year, and January-July consolidated revenues totaled NT$4.765 billion, growing 7.38% on year.

Automotive industry playing an increasing role in the optoelectronic component market, says IHS

Aug 4, 10:42

The optoelectronic component market has been dominated by a number of applications in recent years. For LEDs, backlighting and the emergence of solid state lighting are the main applications. In the optocoupler and photo relay markets focus has been on the industrial segment, while the infrared component...

Aeon Lighting obtains ETL certification for LED lamps

Aug 4, 10:37

Aeon Lighting Technology has obtained certification from the Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) under the Intertek Group for its LED lamps, F04T200 and F04T300. The LED lamps are qualified for sale in the US and Canada, according to the company.

Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14

Aug 1, 11:31

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.308 billion (US$778 million), gross margin of 13.38%, net profit of NT$1.427 billion and net EPS of NT$3.07 for first-half 2014.

Taiwan sets quality standards for LED light bulbs

Jul 30, 14:59

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced national quality standards for LED light bulbs: CNS 15436 regarding safety requirements, CNS 15630 regarding performance requirements and CNS 14115 regarding electromagnetic interfere...

Everlight to expand monthly LED packaging capacity to 4 billion chips, says chairman

Jul 28, 10:09

Everlight Electronics started expanding its LED packaging capacity in June and when the expansion completes in September, its monthly capacity will have increased by 500 million LED chips to reach four billion units in total, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Unity Opto expected to ship 20 million LED light bulbs in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 22, 15:06

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology is expected to ship 20 million LED light bulbs in 2014, 2.86 times its shipments in 2013, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

LED luminaires and lamps for high-bay lighting applications to reach US$7 billion in annual revenues by 2021, says Navigant

Jul 18, 10:50

The market for high-bay lighting in commercial buildings is undergoing a rapid shift from traditional, fluorescent luminaires and lamps to LEDs. While fluorescent lights are expected to remain the best-selling technology for high-bay applications over the next seven years, falling prices and rising...

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 27.54% on year, NT$1.206 billion for the second quarter, growing 10.69% on quarter, and NT$2.295 billion for January-June,...

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 33.83% on year, NT$7.690 billion for the second quarter, growing 23.48% on quarter, and NT$13.918 billion for January-June,...

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 to LEDinside. The LED package market value for lighting applications meanwhile will reach US$4.88 billion and maintain...

Digitimes Research: China market sees mixed LED bulb pricing trend in June

Jul 10, 10:43

June average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 7.8% on month to CNY34.50 (US$5.50), while 9W ones (equivalent to 60W incandescent models) saw their average price increase 2.6% to CNY47, according to Digitimes Research.

Lite-On Technology sees increased June revenues

Jul 9, 14:30

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.242 billion (US$674 million) for June, increasing 2.79% sequentially and 17.64% on year. Second-quarter consolidated revenues totaled NT$58.85 billion, growing 14.51% sequentially, while the January-June period saw NT$110.241...

Global LED lamp average retail price falls 11.8% in June 2014 from year earlier, says IHS

Jul 8, 14:35

The global average retail price of LED lamps in June 2014 was US$21.80, down 6.1% from the prior month, and down 11.8% compared to the same time in June 2013, according to IHS.

Unity Opto to expand LED lighting capacity

Jul 4, 10:23

Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has invested NT$1.23 billion (US$40.8 million) to set up production capacity for LED light bulbs, tubes and lamps and will gradually expand monthly capacity from one million units currently to over three million, according to the comp...

LED lighting will constitute nearly 94% of annual street lighting sales worldwide by 2023, says Navigant

Jul 3, 16:17

Falling prices for LED street lights have spurred a global transition from older lamp technologies to newer, more efficient, and more controllable LEDs. LEDs offer city residents improved nighttime visibility and city managers cost savings from reductions in both energy consumption and maintenance...

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 growth of 7.35% on month and of 5.02% on year.

Taiwan sets minimum luminous efficiency for LED lighting

Jul 1, 12:00

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on July 1 brought into force a required minimum luminous efficiency of 75lm/W for indoor LED white-light bulbs and 70lm/W for indoor LED yellow-light bulbs, according to the MOEA.

Lighting accounts for one-quarter of all LED driver IC revenues in 2013, says IHS

Jun 27, 14:13

One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on LED drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business, according to IHS Technology.

Streetlights to lead growth in high-power LED shipments, says DisplaySearch

Jun 24, 15:19

Shipments of high-power LED chips used in streetlights, direct backlit LCD displays, spotlights, and other applications that require higher brightness are expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% between 2014-2017, according to DisplaySearch. The firm forecasts that high-power LED demand will increase from...

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 to IHS.

Unity Opto expects shipments to peak in 3Q14

Jun 20, 10:37

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through October 2014 and expects to reach peak shipments in the third quarter, according to company chairman Wu Qing-hui.

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 chips for TCL's LCD TVs and smartphones, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (

Everlight looks to automotive LED applications, says chairman

Jun 12, 11:41

For LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, automotive applications will be the most important market segment, especially in the China market, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Everlight chairman Robert Yeh

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 consecutive time, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw those of NT$2.601 billion, hitting a monthly...

Unity Opto sees May revenues decrease

Jun 9, 10:25

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology had consolidated revenues of NT$618 million (US$20.5 million) for May decreasing 22.85% on month and 12.75% on year, and NT$3.333 billion for January-May increasing 4.22% on year.

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China up sequentially in May

Jun 6, 14:05

May average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent) in the China market rose 4.2% on month to CNY37.4 (US$5.90), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent) increased 2.7% to CNY45.80, according to Digitimes Research.

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 decreasing 4.39% on year. January-May consolidated revenues reached NT$5.660 billion, rising 4.34% on year.

LED bulb ASP drops in April, with price drops most notable in China, says LEDinside

Jun 4, 15:45

The global 40W equivalent LED bulb ASP dipped 1.5% in April 2014 to US$14.70, with price decreases most evident in China. Additionally, the global 60W equivalent LED bulb ASP dropped 2.5% to US$20.20, according to LEDinside.

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 in Guangzhou, southern China, during June 9-12, according to the company.

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside

May 27, 16:21

Out of sapphire substrate non-LED applications, mobile devices have shown the strongest demand. Sapphire substrate non-LED applications are projected to reach a 32% share in 2014, with mobile device applications taking a 21% share, according to LEDinside.

LED backlighting component makers see increased orders from Samsung

May 20, 15:12

LED backlighting component makers are seeing increased orders from Samsung Electronics as the company prepares for a surge in shipments throughout May and June.

JPO renders Nichia's white LED patent invalid

May 19, 21:42

Everlight Electronics has announced that amid an invalidation trial on September 5th, 2011 against the Japanese Patent No. 4,530,094 (JP'094) owned by Nichia, Everlight has received a prevailing decision from the Japan Patent Office (JPO).

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China market up sequentially in April

May 16, 15:30

April average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market rose by 5.9% on month to CNY35.9 (US$5.7), while 9W (equivalent to 60W incandescent) models saw an 1.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

International LED package makers contend for market share in China, says LEDinside

May 15, 14:09

China's LED package industry market scale reached US$7.2 billion in 2013, up 20% from the year before, according to LEDinside. China has become the largest maker of LED products, and the rapidly increasing LED lighting penetration rate in the nation is driving up LED component demand volume, making...

Epistar April revenues hit record

May 12, 10:21

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.510 billion (US$83.0 million) for April, its highest monthly figure on record, with growth of 5.92% on month and 30.81% on year, and NT$8.751 billion for January-April, hiking 40.17% on year,...

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