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Everlight Electronics likely to net NT$500-600 million for 3Q14

Oct 23, 14:31

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics stands a chance of recording net profit of NT$500-600 million (US$16.6-19.9 million), equivalent to net EPS of NT$1.40-1.50, for the third quarter, according to market watchers.

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...

GaN LEDs in automotives to reach US$1 billion in 2014, says IHS

Oct 22, 16:10

The market for GaN packaged LEDs in automotive applications is forecast to reach the US$1 billion mark in 2014 for the first time, according to IHS.

Samsung, TSMC Solid State Lighting reportedly to quit LED lighting business, say Taiwan makers

Oct 21, 22:23

Samsung Electronics will reportedly withdraw from the global LED lighting market except South Korea due to low-price pressure from China-based makers, while Taiwan-based TSMC Solid State Lighting will reportedly cease operations, according to industry sources.

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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...

Taiwan, Japan LED makers to face price competition from China, says Nichia executive

Oct 17, 12:12

China-based LED makers have been rapidly developing their operating scale and technological capability and are expected to pose price pressure for Taiwan- and Japan-based makers in 2015, according to chief legal and intellectual property officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa for Japan-based Nichia.

Nichia chief legal and intellectual property officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa

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.

Digitimes Research: September 7W LED bulb prices sequentially up in China market

Oct 14, 20:15

September average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 11% on month to CNY33.9 (US$5.50), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W) fell 7.3% to CNY41.70, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Everlight reports record-high revenues in September

Oct 8, 21:35

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics posted over NT$3.046 billion (US$100 million) in revenues during September 2014, its highest monthly figure on record.

Digitimes Research: Global LED lighting demand in 2018 to grow 180-190% from 2013

Oct 8, 21:30

Global demand for LED lighting products and LED-based lighting systems and services in 2018 will increase from 2013 by 190% and 180%, respectively, and global demand for LED lighting will begin to exceed that for conventional lighting products in 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Installed base of LED streetlights expected to exceed 116 million by 2023, says Navigant

Oct 8, 14:56

The street light market is undergoing a rapid transition from conventional technologies, such as high pressure sodium, to LED lights. Although high pressure sodium lights remain the biggest sellers today, some companies are already planning to discontinue their non-LED product lines. According to a...

Cree investment is good for Taiwan LED development: Q&A with Lextar chairman David Su

Oct 8, 12:35

US-based Cree will invest US$83 million to take a 13.32% stake in Taiwan-based Lextar Electronics, which provides LED epitaxial wafers and chips, as well as packaging services, as it looks to secure steady supply of blue-light mid-power LED chips. Lextar in turn will obtain licensed use of Cree's patents...

Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su

LEDs for residential applications are expected to exceed 1.1 billion in annual unit shipments by 2023, says Navigant

Oct 7, 15:22

Prices for LEDs have come down dramatically, and the market for LED luminaires and lamps is set to explode in the residential segment as prices continue to fall, efficacy improves, and new use cases for lighting develop. Accompanying the spread of LEDs are advances in connected lighting that promise...

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.

Global retail price of LED lamps drops in September, says DisplaySearch

Oct 3, 10:47

The global average retail price of LED lamps was US$21 in September 2014, indicating a fall of 4.9% from the prior month, and down 19.2% compared to the same time a year earlier, according to DisplaySearch.

Cree accuses Harvatek, Kingbright of patent infringement in US

Sep 22, 10:34

US-based Cree has filed patent infringement lawsuits with the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin against Taiwan-based LED packaging houses Harvatek and Kingbright Electronics, according to the company.

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.

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