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LED to account for 19% of transportation lamp revenues in 2015, says IHS

Jul 31, 10:58

LED lighting is forecast to reach 19% of total lamp revenues in transportation lighting in 2015, according to IHS. The total worldwide revenue for office lamps is projected to reach US$1 billion in 2015, of which US$0.2 billion is anticipated to be LED. LED, which is increasing its market penetration,...

Demand for UV-A LED may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 29, 12:08

As the LED backlighting market is approaching saturation and prices for LED lighting, despite growing demand, have been falling, many LED makers have been developing UV (ultraviolet)-A LED and prices for UV-A LED are expected to drop 20-30% in 2015. Consequently, demand for UV-A LED is likely to take...

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Nichia obtains 2 white LED patents from EPO, enhances patent infringement charge against Everlight

Jul 27, 15:12

Japan-based Nichia has obtained two new white LED patents mainly concerning YAG phosphoric material from the European Patent Office (EPO). The two patents strengthen a pending charge against Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics and its Germany-based subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH for infringing...

LED grow light module markets to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021, says research firm

Jul 27, 15:02

LED grow light module markets, which totaled US$395 million in 2014, are forecast to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021. Rapid growth is anticipated as green house and plant factory growers find the LED grow lights improve agriculture, according to WinterGreen Research.

Epistar licenses LED filament patent to China-based Leedarson Lighting

Jul 24, 12:01

LED Epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has licensed its LED filament patent to China-based LED lighting maker Leedarson Lighting for making LED filament style light bulbs. The patent is valid in Taiwan, China, the US, Europe and other countries, according to the company.

LED prices in 3Q15 expected to be stable

Jul 23, 15:33

As prices for LED chips and LED packaging services dropped 10-17% in the first half of 2015, prices are expected to be stable in the third quarter due to peak demand, but may fall again in the fourth quarter and the first quarter of 2016 due to slow demand, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

China LED package market scale forecast to grow at a 5-year CAGR of 9% from 2014-2019, says firm

Jul 23, 14:22

The scale of the China LED package market grew 19% year on year to US$8.6 billion in 2014. The growth of the China LED package market will slow down in the next few years as LED prices continue to fall. Its market scale is forecast to grow at a five-year CAGR of 9% from 2014 to 2019, when it will reach...

China-based CEC to acquire Bridgelux

Jul 22, 11:35

Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (CEC), and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company.

Digitimes Research: Cree lowers 2Q15 forecast revenues due to keen competition

Jul 21, 11:30

Cree has lowered its revenues forecast for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (the second quarter of calendar year 2015), including a big decrease by US$35 million attributable to LED devices which consisted of US$27 million reduction in total inventory value of channels and US$8 million short of original...

Unity Opto Technology lands orders for LED light bulbs from Germany

Jul 20, 11:09

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders for LED light bulbs to replace 60W incandescent bulbs from retail chains in Germany, with shipments to begin in late August or September 2015, according to the company.

Global LED lighting production value in 2014 estimated at US$28.8 billion, says PIDA

Jul 20, 10:11

Global LED lighting production value in 2014 is estimated at US$28.8 billion, accounting for 26.3% of total production value for all types of lighting products, according to Taiwan-based Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

China market: Prices for China-produced LED light tubes fall to below CNY10

Jul 17, 10:47

In the China market, retail prices for LED light tubes launched by China-based vendors/makers have dropped by about 30% to below CNY10 (US$1.60) per tube, already close to the CNY8-9 for a conventional light tube, and are expected to further drop in the second half of 2015, according to Taiwan-based...

Global market value from external sales of LED chips reach US$4.35 billion in 2014, says LEDinside

Jul 15, 16:04

The global market value from the external sales of LED chips grew 18% from US$3.677 billion in 2013 to US$4.35 billion in 2014, according to LEDinside. The share of Chinese companies in the external sales market also rose from 27% in 2013 to 36% in 2014.

SemiLEDs reports fiscal 3Q15 financial results

Jul 14, 22:30

LED maker SemiLEDs has reported revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 of US$3.5 million, a 23% decrease compared to US$4.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was US$3 million, or a net loss of...

Global LED luminaire revenue shares on the rise

Jul 14, 22:17

The lighting market continued the move toward LED technology in 2014. According to IHS, LED lamp revenues in 2013 were 25% of total global lamp revenues, growing to 30% in 2014 and are expected to reach 67% in 2022. A growing market for LED technology lighting means a shrinking market for halogen,...

Taiwan LED makers look to government procurement of street lamps

Jul 13, 21:19

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers as well as LED packaging service providers are keeping their eyes on large business opportunities arising from government procurement of about 700,000 LED street lamps to be installed in many cities in Taiwan in 2016, according to industry sources.

Everlight, Unity Opto see mixed sequential growth in June revenues

Jul 9, 14:24

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw June consolidated revenues of NT$2.429 billion (US$78.3 million) increase 10.38% on month but decrease 4.08% on year, while fellow maker Unity Opto Technology has those of NT$603 million slipping 7.56% on month and 4.39% on year.

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices drop in China market

Jul 7, 10:58

Average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 12.1% sequentially to CNY34.3 (US$5.6) in June, while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) also saw a decline by 14.5% to CNY33.7, according to Digitimes Research.

LED lighting forecast to reach 32% of total lamp revenues in office lighting during 2015

Jul 3, 11:33

LED lighting is forecast to reach 32% of total lamp revenues in office lighting during 2015, according to IHS. Total worldwide revenues for office lamps are projected at US$3.5 billion, of which US$1.2 billion is anticipated to be LED. The remainder is mostly fluorescent lighting.

Digitimes Research: LED makers extend development to IR, UV applications

Jun 30, 11:10

An international LED forum held in Taiwan in mid-June showed that makers have extended development and production from general lighting to IR (infrared), UV (ultraviolet) chips, and high-end automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

Lumileds may need to renegotiate patent licensing after acquisition, says Epistar chairman

Jun 30, 10:58

Philips has decided to sell an 80.1% stake in its subsidiary Philips Lumileds Lighting to China-based Go Scale Capital, and the Lumileds management team may have to renegotiate patent licensing, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Taiwan LED makers faced with decreased global TV demand, competition from China makers

Jun 29, 21:25

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers and LED packaging service providers have been faced with decreasing orders for LED backlighting from international LCD TV vendors due to stagnant growth in global demand for LCD TVs as well as increasing competition from China-based fellow makers, according...

Advanced Optoelectronic Technology expects revenues to rebound in 4Q15

Jun 26, 14:49

Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT), a LED packaging service provider belonging to the Foxconn Group, expects its consolidated revenues to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to increasing demand for LCD TV backlighting, according to company president Fang Jung-his.

Cree announces LED business restructuring, US$500 million stock buyback authorization

Jun 25, 15:03

Cree has announced that the board of directors has approved a restructuring of the LED Products business, a US$500 million stock buyback authorization for fiscal year 2016, as well as its fiscal year 2016 annual operating plan that targets revenues to increase to US$1.8 billion, non-GAAP operating...

Lite-On Technology expects 4 new businesses to begin to profit in 2016

Jun 24, 20:06

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has started operating in 6-7 new business fields and expects four: automotive electronics, LED street lamps, industrial automation and biotechnology/medical care, to begin to profit in 2016, company chairman Raymond Soong said at the 2015 shareholders meeting on June...

Lite-On Technology chairman Raymond Soong

Merck invests US$33 million in new OLED production plant in Darmstadt

Jun 23, 21:13

With a EUR30 million (US$33.64 million) investment, Merck is strengthening its position in the OLED business and aims to be a leading supplier of OLED materials by 2018, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics expects sequential growth in 3Q15 business

Jun 18, 14:53

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects shipments and consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2015 to increase on quarter, company chairman Robert Yeh said at the 2015 shareholders meeting.

Everlight Electronics exhibiting IR and UV LED products at photonics show

Jun 17, 15:34

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is showcasing a variety of IR (infrared) LED and UV (ultraviolet) LED products at 2015 Photonics Festival in Taipei during June 16-18, according to the company.

Vendors expected to offer price discounts for LED bulbs, says Lextar chairman

Jun 17, 11:40

Philips has offered US$4.97 for a 60W-equivalent LED light bulb together with a free one, equivalent to a 50% price discount, in North America, and other LED lighting vendors such as Cree and GE are expected to follow suit by offering discounts to promote sales, according to David Su, chairman for...

Unity Opto expects 20-30% sequential growth in 3Q15 revenues

Jun 16, 12:42

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through September.With shipments for new products to begin in third-quarter 2015, it expects consolidated revenues for the quarter to increase 20-30% sequentially, according to company chairman Wu Qing-...

Lextar showcasing products at Taipei 2015 LED Lighting

Jun 16, 12:31

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics is showcasing LED lighting products including lamps, light panels, light engines and ultraviolet (UV) applications at the 2015 LED Lighting show in Taipei, whcih runs till June 18.

Photonics Festival in Taiwan set to begin

Jun 15, 22:21

The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei during June 16-18, with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest optoelectronics technologies and development trends from the optoelectronics industries and featuring 1,011 booths to attract more than 30,000 visitors from over 40...

The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei

China market: LED industry set for more merger deals in 2015

Jun 12, 15:07

The LED industry in China is expected to enter a new phase of consolidation in 2015 with combined merger and acquisition deals to reach over CNY20 billion (US$3.22 billion) in the year compared to CNY6 billion in a year earlier, according to industry sources.

IR LED market for surveillance applications to reach US$120 million in 2015, says firm

Jun 11, 15:39

The scale of the infrared (IR) LED market for surveillance applications during 2014 reached US$94 million and will reach US$120 million in 2015, according to LEDinside.

Ledlink Optics enters supply chains of automakers in Germany and Japan

Jun 10, 11:31

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting products, has successfully entered the supply chain of automotive LED lighting by becoming a supplier for Germany- and Japan-based automakers. Its optical lenses will be used in daytime running lamps and fog lights, and production...

Everlight showcasing LED products at Guangzhou lighting show

Jun 10, 11:15

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is exhibiting various new LED packages for application to indoor/outdoor lighting, automotive lighting, horticultural lighting and fishing lamps at the 2015 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in southern China during June 9-12, according...

Delta Electronics May revenues almost flat on year

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:54

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.164 billion (US$519.33 million) for May 2015, representing a 4.17% increase on month and 0.45% drop on year.

Edison Opto to showcase LED products at 2015 Guangzhou exhibition

Jun 9, 11:37

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto will exhibit LED products, mainly Flash LED series, CSP (chip-scale package) 1616, and AC COB (chip on board) modules, at the 2015 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in southern China during June 9-12, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: 7W, 9W LED bulb prices up in China in May

Jun 9, 11:29

May average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 8.6% on month to CNY39 (US$6.3), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 3.4% to CNY39.4, according to Digitimes Research.

Epistar revenues down in May

Jun 9, 11:25

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.27 billion (US$73.8 million) for May, decreasing 12.11% on month and 18.82% on year, while sales of NT$11.498 billion for January-May dropped 0.42% on year.

Lextar Electronics to showcase DCOB modules at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Jun 8, 13:55

Lextar Electronics will exhibit DCOB (driver on chip on board) light engine modules at the 2015 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, June 9-12, according to the company.

Opto Tech expects 10-20% sequential growth in 2Q15 revenues

Jun 3, 16:52

LED device and display board maker Opto Tech expects its consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015 to grow 10-20% on quarter, according to the company.

IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?

Jun 3, 11:53

In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...

PoE systems, which integrate Ethernet communications and the supply of power

Digitimes Research: 385nm UV-A LED competitive with mercury-vapor lamps

Jun 2, 19:03

Lighting is a major application of UV (ultraviolet) LED currently and 385nm (spectral wavelength) UV-A LED is competitive with mercury-vapor lamps in terms of performance-cost ratio while 365nm UV-A LED is expected to increase in power output by 84.8% and decrease in production cost by 71% during 2014-2016,...

Osram wins preliminary judgment on LED latent infringement charge against Asustek

Jun 1, 12:11

Osram has announced a local court in Dusseldorf, Germany has made preliminary judgment that Taiwan-based IT vendor Asustek Computer infringed its German patent, DE 196 55 185, for the white-light LED used in Nexus 7 tablet.

BenQ returns to Computex after 8-year absence

Jun 1, 11:47

BenQ, a Taiwan-based IT product, consumer electronics and LED lighting vendor belonging to the AUO-BenQ Group, will return to the Computex Taipei 2015 after being absent for eight years, according to company president & CEO Conway Lee.

Lextar expects capacity utilization to rise to 80-90% in 3Q15

May 29, 13:58

Lextar Electronics, which provides LED epitaxial wafers, chips and packaging services, expects its capacity utilization rate to rise from about 80% currently to 80-90% in the third quarter of 2015, according to company chairman David Su.

LED lighting peak to come in 2018: Q&A with MLS president Lawrence Lin

May 27, 12:25

Global demand for LED lighting will peak in 2018, with LED applications to acount for 70% of all lighting products availabe in the market, according to Lawrence Lin, president for the largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS. The company has also been marketing own-brand LED lighting...

MLS president Lawrence Lin

New iPhones reportedly to use smaller LED backlighting chips

May 25, 22:05

Apple, in order for its next-generation iPhones to become slimmer and lighter, will reportedly adopt 0.4t (dimensions of 3.0 x 0.85 x 0.4mm) LED chips for backlight units (BLUs), smaller than the 0.6t (3.0 x 0.85 x 0.6mm) adopted for the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm

May 22, 10:57

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with the quarterly shipments projected to reach 24 million units, according to TrendForce.

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