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MLS to issue bonds to fund Ledvance acquisition

Sep 30, 11:28

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has revealed it will issue corporate bonds worth CNY2 billion (US$300 million) to fund the acquisition of Ledvance (LED + Advanced), the lamp business unit of Germany-based Osram.

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Taiwan market: Lite-On Technology to supply over 150,000 LED street lamps

Sep 26, 11:23

Lite-On Technology has won several Taiwan local governments' open-bid procurements of over 150,000 LED street lamps to become the largest supplier, followed by Everlight Electronics and Delta Electronics, according to industry sources.

CWTC listed on Taiwan OTC

Sep 14, 14:55

Chang Wah Technology (CWTC), which manufactures LED leadframe packaging materials, started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$102 (US$3.22) per share on September 13.

Ledtech setting up factory in China

Sep 14, 14:04

LED packaging service provider Ledtech Electronics will complete the construction of a new factory in China by the end of 2016, according to the company.

Philips offers INR38 to compete in India LED light bulb procurement

Sep 13, 11:34

In an open bid for the India government's procurement of LED light bulbs, Philips has quoted as low as INR38 (US$0.57) for a 9W light bulb (equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb), 30.8% lower than the procurement price of INR54.9 at the last open bid held in March 2016, according to industry sources...

Digitimes Research: 7W and 9W LED light bulb pricing headed in different directions in China

Sep 12, 21:10

August 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 6.4% from June to CNY26.5 (US$4.0), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased 13.4% to CNY26.6, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight Electronics August revenues hit 22-month high

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 11:34

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on September 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.742 billion (US$86.5 million), the highest monthly level since November 2014, with growth of 20.95% on month and 17.42% on year, and NT$19.107 billion for January-August, rising 1.16% on year.

China to completely end use of incandescent bulbs

Sep 7, 12:28

The China government will prohibit imports and sale of 15W to below 60W incandescent light bulb from October 1, 2016, leading to a complete end to use of such lighting product, according to industry sources.

Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 1, 16:30

The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.

Smartphone vendors likely to follow Samsung to adopt IR LED-based iris recognition

Aug 30, 21:27

Samsung Electronics took the initiative to adopt iris recognition based on infrared LEDs for its flagship Galaxy Note 7 and other smartphone vendors, especially China-based ones, are watching the market response with an eye to following suit, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

Digitimes Research: Panasonic expected to remain largest automotive Li battery maker, steps into LED automotive lighting

Aug 26, 10:24

Panasonic has started production at new automotive Li battery factories in Japan, the US and China and is expected to maintain the status as the global largest maker. In addition, Panasonic has extended production to LED automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Philips launches Hue 2.0 smart LED lighting

Aug 24, 12:21

Philips has launched Hue 2.0 series smart LED lighting systems in the Taiwan market, with an entry-level system consisting of three 800-lumen light bulbs, an E27 lamp holder and Hue Bridge 2.0 for sale at NT$7,499 (US$236) and a single Hue 2.0 light bulb at NT$2,199, according to Philips Taiwan.

Philips Hue 2.0 smart LED lighting systems

Nichia wins German Federal Court judgment on validity of YAG patent

Aug 19, 12:00

The German Federal Court of Justice on August 16 determined that Japan-based LED maker Nichia's YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) phosphoric material patent EP (European patent code) 936 682, corresponding to German patent code DE 697 02 929, is valid. The judgment is final, meaning Taiwan-based LED packaging...

Everlight Electronics 2Q16 gross margin hits 9-quarter high

Aug 16, 14:03

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics on August 15 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2016, with gross margin of 25.10%, its highest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2014.

July global LED bulb price falls

Aug 11, 10:57

The global average retail price (ASP) for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W incandescent ones stood at US$9.5 in July, declining 0.7% on month, and 60W-equivalent ones' ASP was US$12.9, falling 0.6%, according to industry sources.

Epistar, Everlight see mixed July results

Aug 11, 10:53

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw July consolidated revenues of NT$2.181 billion (US$68.2 million) increase 3.52% on month and 3.33% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics had NT$2.267 billion, decreasing 6.30% on month but growing 0.59% on year, according...

Lextar reports net loss for 1H16

Aug 10, 11:29

LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported net loss of NT$141.million (US$4.49 million) or net loss per share of NT$0.24 for the first half of the year, on consolidated revenues of NT$6.99 billion.

Tons Lightology nets NT$2 per share for 1H16

Aug 5, 14:40

Lighting solution provider Tons Lightology posted consolidated revenues of NT$342.3 million (US$10.7 million), gross margin 35.55%, operating profit NT$52.8 million, net profit NT$38.5 million and net EPS NT$1.01 for second-quarter 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$628.7 million, gross margin...

US ITC initially rules against Unity Opto in Cree patent row

Aug 4, 10:09

Cree has disclosed the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has initially determined that US-based Feit Electric and its Taiwan-based ODM Unity Opto Technology have infringed four of Cree's LED patents.

Foxconn interested in taking up Korea-based Tongyang Magic, says report

Aug 3, 14:10

Foxconn Electronics reportedly is interested in participating in a bit to take up the management of Korea-based household appliance vendor Tongyang Magic, according to a Korea Economic Daily report.

MLS upbeat about synergy with Osram

Jul 28, 10:10

Germany-based Osram will sell its lamp business unit, Ledvance, to a China-based consortium of which LED packaging service provider MLS is one of the three members. The acquisition is motivated by the complementarity between MLS's large packaging capacity and Osram's international brand reputation,...

Osram to sell lamp business unit to China-based consortium

Jul 27, 15:45

Germany-based Osram has announced it has decided to sell its lamp business unit, Ledvance (LED + Advance), to a China-based consortium consisting of strategic investor IDG Capital Partners, LED packaging service provide MLS and Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center.

Epistar hikes prices for large-size LED chips due to higher DLC standards

Jul 21, 12:27

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, in response to higher LED lighting standards specified in DLC (DesignLights Consortium) 4.0, has increased quotes for large-size LED chips specifically used to make LED lighting for sale in the US market by 30-40%, according to Taiwan-based LED packaging...

Handset LED market to decline, says IHS

Jul 18, 22:14

The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% from 2015 to 2021, according to IHS. Increased penetration of organic LEDs (OLED) is a primary reason for...

Digitimes Research: June 7W LED light bulb prices down in China market

Jul 11, 22:02

The June 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 10.8% from April to CNY24.9 (US$3.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) increased 5.1% to CNY30.7, according to Digitimes Research.

Delta Electronics revenues increase in June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:38

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.874 billion (US$555.02 million) for June 2016, increasing 0.5% on month and 5% on year.

MLS in strategic partnership with Yah Juang for LED lighting

Jul 11, 11:59

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has signed a 5-year strategic partnership with Taiwan-based lighting solution provider Yah Juang Enterprise for promoting MLS' own brand Forest Lighting LED lighting products in the Taiwan market.

Everlight Electronics holds rosy 3Q16 business outlook

Jul 8, 10:14

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through October and is optimistic about business operations in the third quarter of 2016, according to the company.

Lextar revenues drop slightly in June

Jul 6, 11:26

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.165 billion (US$36.0 million) for June, slipping 1.56% sequentially and 2.14% on year.

LED lamps, devices in public transport forecast to reach US$1.9 billion by 2022, says ElectroniCast

Jul 5, 16:01

The worldwide value of LED-based lamps/devices on public transportation vehicles reached US$1.36 billion in 2015, according to ElectroniCast Consultants. During the 2015-2022 timeline, the consumption (use) value is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 4.92% to US$1.9 billion in 2022.

Epistar-MLS cooperation scores points in India LED light bulb procurement

Jul 4, 11:04

LED wafer and chip maker Epistar has cooperated with China-based LED packaging service provider MLS to participate in the India government's open-bid competition for procuring LED light bulbs and has become a supplier of packaged LED chips for the three largest India-based LED light bulb assemblers,...

Everlight to expand packaging capacity to 5.8 billion LED chips

Jul 4, 10:54

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics will complete the construction of a factory in central Taiwan in third-quarter 2016, which will expand monthly LED chip packaging capacity from 4.8 billion currently to 5.8 billion, according to the company.

Apple developing Micro LED panels for Apple Watch, say Taiwan makers

Jun 24, 10:35

While Apple adopted OLED panels for Apple Watch, the company is developing Micro LED panels which may be used in place of OLED at the earliest in the second half of 2017, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Everlight plays down impact of Japan patent infringement ruling

Jun 23, 11:45

The Tokyo District Court in Japan has ruled that Japan-based Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan have infringed Japan-based Nichia's patent JP3972943 regarding LED technology for imported blue-light LED products made by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, according to...

Epistar seeks to swing into profitability in 2H16

Jun 20, 12:38

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net lossses per share of NT$2.81 (US$0.086) for 2015 and NT$1.54 for first-quarter 2016, and has made efforts to improve operational efficiency in order to swing back to profitability in second-half 2016, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye...

Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye

Everlight Electronics expects 2H16 operations to improve

Jun 20, 11:30

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects operations in the second half of 2016 to be better than the first half mainly due to obtaining orders for TV LED backlights from new clients in South Korea and Japan, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Everlight Electronics chairman Robert Yeh

Lite-On Technology displays LED automotive headlight module at Taiwan photonics show

Jun 17, 10:21

EMS provider Lite-On Technology is showcasing a multi-chip LED automotive headlight module at 2016 Photonics Festival tin Taiwan during June 15-17.

Taiwan LED makers to see fast growing demand for automotive lighting, says Lextar chairman

Jun 16, 11:44

Taiwan's LED industry will see fast growth in the automotive lighting segment, which will account for over 10% of total LED production value in the near future, up from the curent 3%, according to Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su.

Lextar chairman and CEO David Su

Taiwan to install LED street lamps on expressways

Jun 14, 11:12

The Taiwan government is expected to replace about 1.2 million high pressure sodium lamps along the country's expressways with LED lamps begining from the end of 2016, according to industry sources.

Unity Opto Technology adjusts LED lighting product mix

Jun 13, 21:18

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology, in order to avoid price-cut competition with China-based makers, has adjusted LED lighting product mix by hiking the LED lighting revenue proportion for more profitable LED lamps from 30% in 2015 to 55% currently and lowering that for less profitable...

Unity Opto Technology chairman Wu Ching-huei

Epistar, Everlight report sequential declines in May revenues

Jun 13, 11:47

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported May consolidated revenues decreased 5.89% sequentially and 4.98% on year to reach NT$2.157 billion (US$66.2 million), while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has posted NT$2.311 billion in May consolidated revenues, dipping...

Opto Tech to expand IR LED receiver capacity

Jun 13, 11:37

Opto Tech has revealed it will expand monthly capacity by 100 million units for infrared (IR) LED receivers in third-quarter 2016 and another 100 million in the fourth quarter to reach 2.2 billion units by the end of 2016 to meet fast growing demand for these devices from the smart wearable market.

Delta Electronics reports increased revenues for May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:23

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.785 billion (US$552.42 million) for May 2016, representing a 5% increase on month and 10% increase on year.

Lextar begins trial production of UV, IR, automotive LED devices

Jun 6, 10:48

Lextar Electronics has begun trial production of UV and IR LED applications and LED automotive lighting, with shipments expected to significantly increase in second-half 2016, according to company chairman and CEO David Su.

China 1Q16 LED production value reaches CNY109.7 billion, says GGII

Jun 2, 11:06

China-based LED makers recorded total production value of CNY109.7 billion (US$16.8 billion) for first-quarter 2016, increasing 23.1% on year, according to research organization GGII.

Computex 2016: ITRI showcasing UV-C LED sanitizer

Jun 1, 13:52

The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting a UV-C LED chopsticks sanitizer and UV-C LED water purifier at Computex 2016. Both devices destroy 99.99% of coliform bacillus and other disease-causing microbes in 90 seconds, according to ITRI.

Tons Lightology shareholders approve 2015 dividend of NT$3

Jun 1, 11:02

Shareholders of lamp ODM and lighting solution provider Tons Lightology, at its 2016 meeting on May 31, approved the distribution of a dividend per share of NT$3.00 (US$0.092), NT$2.80 in cash and NT$0.20 in stock, for 2015.

MLS raises CNY2.348 billion for expanding capacity

May 30, 21:29

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has finished private placement for 83.83 million new shares at CNY28.01 (US$4.27) per share to raise additional paid-in capital of CNY2.348 billion for expanding production capacity, according to the company.

ITRI unveils UV-C LED chopsticks sanitizer

May 25, 11:37

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled Pocket Chopsticks Sanitizer, a UV-C LED sanitizer that it says can destroy 99.99% of coliform bacillus and other disease-causing microbes present on chopsticks in 90 seconds.

ITRI Pocket Chopsticks Sanitizer

Lextar to move part of Taiwan LED packaging capacity to China

May 23, 11:20

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics will move part of LED packaging capacity at its factory in Taiwan to its factory in Suzhou, eastern China, to reduce production cost, with the relocation to be completed at the end of June 2016, according to the company.

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