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...
LED lighting demand weak in 4Q14
Oct 16, 15:10
Demand for LED lighting products for the fourth quarter will be weak as LED lighting vendors took deliveries in the second and third quarters for products to be launched in the fourth, and some will adjust inventories through the end of the year, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.
Lextar shareholders consent to Cree stake investment
Oct 14, 15:09
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on October 14 held a shareholders meeting to approve an investment of US$83 million by US-based Cree for a 13.32% stake through subscribing to 83 million new shares via private placement, according to Lextar.
Replacement of conventional lighting with LED picks up pace in US, Europe
Oct 13, 22:12
As power utilities in the US have offered subsidies for LED lighting products with Energy Star certification and the European Union will lower RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive maximum mercury content from 5mg to 3mg for conventional lamps of...
Unity Opto September revenues hit record
Oct 7, 11:32
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$919 million (US$30.4 million) for September, hitting a record for the third consecutive month with growth of 0.92% sequentially and 73.44% on year.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.