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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
LED packaging houses to see 10% sequential drop in 4Q14 revenues
Nov 26, 15:27
Due to weak demand for LED backlighting and lighting, Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers are expected to see fourth-quarter 2014 consolidated revenues decrease 10% sequentially on average, but will see significant sequential growth in first-quarter 2015, according to industry sources.
LED lighting-use market to contract 16% in 4Q14, says firm
Nov 18, 16:11
The lighting-use LED market will contract 5-16% in the fourth quarter of 2014, while backlighting-use LED products will fall 4-13% according to TrendForce. The average price of lighting-use LED products is falling with the arrival of the non-peak season and as competition intensifies among makers.
WiseChip Semiconductor developing quasi-candela OLED lighting
Nov 14, 16:01
OLED display maker WiseChip Semiconductor has developed low-color-temperature quasi-candela OLED lighting technology through cooperation with Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University and is poised to apply the technology to high value-added lighting in specific environment and for health care, according...
Topco revenues decrease on month in October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:22
Topco has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.556 billion (US$51.87 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.56% drop on month and 26.64% increase on year.
Unity Opto expanding LED light bulb capacity
Nov 7, 11:36
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology started production at a new factory in northern Taiwan in early November 2014 and has expanded its monthly production capacity for LED light bulbs from two million to three million units. Capacity is likely to further increase to 4-5 million units...
Lextar posts 3Q14 net EPS of NT$0.59
Nov 6, 11:45
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has released its third-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net profit of NT$309.3 million (US$10.2 million) or EPS of NT$0.59.
China LED packaging firms expanding capacity for 0.2-0.5W 2835 chips
Nov 4, 11:26
China-based LED packaging houses, including Leedarson Lighting and Yankong Lighting, have fully automated packaging lines for 0.2-0.5W 2835 (specification code) low-power LED chips for use in light bulbs and tubes, with prices lower than those quoted by Taiwan- and Korea-based competitors, according...
MLS, Unity Opto expand LED lighting capacities
Oct 31, 10:26
In view of fast growing demand for LED lighting in the US, the largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has expanded monthly production capacity of LED light bulbs and tubes to 10 million units, while Taiwan-based Unity Opto Technology will raise its monthly capacity from 2-3 million...
Lite-On, Delta win New Taipei LED streetlamp contracts
Oct 29, 11:35
New Taipei has adopted a PFI (private finance initiative) scheme to replace streetlamps with LED models in the northern Taiwanese city. Lite-On Technology and Delta Electronics have both won the city's PFI contracts to install 120,000 and 100,000 LED streetlamps, respectively, according to the compa...
China LED makers cut prices, Taiwan makers to follow suit
Oct 28, 10:54
China-based LED makers' production capacity expansion in the first half of 2014 has since resulted in oversupply, forcing them to reduce quotes to compete for orders in the fourth quarter. Taiwan-based competitors will follow suit in cutting prices, with quotes for backlighting products used in hand-held...
Lextar showcasing LED light tubes at Hong Kong international lighting fair
Oct 27, 22:04
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker as well as LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics is showcasing a complete series of LED lighting tubes with LM-80 certification at the 2014 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) taking place during October 27-30, according...
LED driver IC vendor Silergy set for brisk sales in 4Q14
Oct 22, 22:20
LED driver and analog IC maker Silergy expects its sales to remain brisk in the fourth quarter of 2014 after its revenues hit a record high of NT$326 million (US$10.73 million) in September thanks to the release of new IC parts for IoT, telematics and consumer applications, according to company chairman...
LED smart bulb shipments expected to surpass 11 million units in 2018, says IHS
Oct 17, 14:17
According to IHS, approximately 880,000 connected LED smart bulbs were shipped globally in 2013. With new lighting products entering the market seemingly every week, sales are forecast to ramp up very quickly in the next few years, with connected LED smart bulb shipments to surge to more than 11 million...