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.
Streetlights to lead growth in high-power LED shipments, says DisplaySearch
Jun 24, 15:19
Shipments of high-power LED chips used in streetlights, direct backlit LCD displays, spotlights, and other applications that require higher brightness are expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% between 2014-2017, according to DisplaySearch. The firm forecasts that high-power LED demand will increase from...
Unity Opto expects shipments to peak in 3Q14
Jun 20, 10:37
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through October 2014 and expects to reach peak shipments in the third quarter, according to company chairman Wu Qing-hui.
Formosa Epitaxy inks strategic alliance with TCL, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 19, 11:45
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Formosa Epitaxy has formed a strategic alliance with China-based vendor TCL with a chief aim to increase supply of backlights-use LED chips for TCL's LCD TVs and smartphones, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (
Epistar, Everlight May revenues hit records for 3rd, 2nd time straight
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 14:09
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on June 9 reported May consolidated revenues of NT$2.796 billion (US$92.7 million), hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw those of NT$2.601 billion, hitting a monthly...
Unity Opto sees May revenues decrease
Jun 9, 10:25
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology had consolidated revenues of NT$618 million (US$20.5 million) for May decreasing 22.85% on month and 12.75% on year, and NT$3.333 billion for January-May increasing 4.22% on year.
Lextar Electronics May revenues up sequentially
Jun 6, 10:38
Taiwan-based vertically integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.262 billion (US$41.9 million) for May, increasing 7.31% sequentially but decreasing 4.39% on year. January-May consolidated revenues reached NT$5.660 billion, rising 4.34% on year.
Computex gets smart
Jun 3, 13:26
Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...
JPO renders Nichia's white LED patent invalid
May 19, 21:42
Everlight Electronics has announced that amid an invalidation trial on September 5th, 2011 against the Japanese Patent No. 4,530,094 (JP'094) owned by Nichia, Everlight has received a prevailing decision from the Japan Patent Office (JPO).
Epistar April revenues hit record
May 12, 10:21
Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.510 billion (US$83.0 million) for April, its highest monthly figure on record, with growth of 5.92% on month and 30.81% on year, and NT$8.751 billion for January-April, hiking 40.17% on year,...
Unity Opto April revenues hit 18-month high
May 8, 15:24
Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology on May 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$800 million (US$26.4 million) for April, its highest monthly level since November 2012, with growth of 6.31% on month and 14.80% on year, and NT$2.715 billion for January-April, rising on year by 9.0...
Lextar April revenues up on month
May 6, 10:46
Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.176 billion (US$38.9 million) for April, increasing 4.76% on month but decreasing 5% on year. January-April consolidated revenues grew 7.14% on year to NT$4.398 billion.
Taiwan market: LEDs can save 45.9% of lighting power consumption, say analysts
Apr 28, 10:43
The total electricity used in industrial, commercial, residential and public (including street lamps) lighting in Taiwan in 2013 has been estimated at 22 billion kWh, and if all lighting had used LEDs, the total power consumption could have been reduced by 45.9% to 11.9 billion kWh, equivalent to 24.3%...