AOT expects 2015 LED lighting revenue proportion to double on year
Jan 26, 23:27
Taiwan-based SMD LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronics Technology (AOT) will actively promote sales of SMD LED packaging for lighting applications and expects the revenue proportion for LED lighting in 2015 to double the related level from 2014, according to the company.
SemiLEDs reports fiscal 1Q15 results
Jan 15, 15:42
SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, ending November 30, 2014.
LED industry faces pivotal year in 2015, says IHS
Jan 14, 23:19
The coming year could be pivotal for the global LED industry, given the growing market share of Chinese LED companies throughout the value chain. In order to compete with international companies and maintain their growth, China vendors must overcome negative perceptions of product quality that continue...
Digitimes Research: TSMC SSL merger to enhance Epistar in the LED market
Jan 14, 23:15
Epistar has invested NT$825 million (US$25.94 million) to merge with TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL), helping to enhance Epistar's capability in the lighting industry. Before the decision was made, many companies such as SemiLEDs and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) had also been talking to...
Cree sues Unity Opto for alleged patent infringement
Jan 14, 11:42
US-based LED lighting vendor Cree has filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin a charge against Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology and its US ODM client Feit Electric for alleged infringement...
Epistar to own 94% of TSMC SSL
Stockwatch - Jan 12, 11:06
Epistar and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have both announced that their boards of directors have approved a transaction of TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL) shares.
Everlight dismisses reports about Philips orders
Jan 8, 21:45
Everlight Electronics has come forward to note that various press articles which have presumed the company has received a great amount of orders from Philips Lighting Company since December 2014 are conjectured by the public.
Unity Opto expected to ship 30-40 million LED light bulbs in 2015
Jan 6, 22:16
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has seen booming orders for LED lighting from the US and Europe with shipments scheduled through March 2015, the company said. Thus, Unity Opto is expected to ship 30-40 million LED light bulbs in 2015, according to market analysts.
China-based LED packagers expanding capacities
Dec 30, 22:25
In view of fast growing global demand for LED lighting, China-based LED packaging houses Shenzhen Refound Optoelectronics, Guangzhou Hongli Opto-Electronic, MLS, Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics and Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics are expanding or will soon expand production capacities, according to...
Lextar receives urgent orders for LED light tubes
Dec 29, 21:33
LED epitaxial wafer and chipmaker as well as LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics have received orders for LED light tubes with urgent shipments, according to the company.
Taiwan LED makers eyeing DoB market
Dec 29, 14:09
Taiwan-based LED firms are targeting DoB (driver on board) orders from 6,000-7,000 small- to medium-size regional lighting vendors mostly in the US and Europe, according to industry sources.
SemiLEDs announces definitive common stock purchase agreement
Dec 25, 10:35
SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, has announced it has entered into a definitive common stock purchase agreement with XiaoQing Han, chairman and CEO of Beijing XiaoQing Environmental Protection Group. Under the terms of this agreement, Han will acquire a 15% interest...
Lextar aims to ship over 40 million LED light bulbs in 2015
Dec 24, 22:57
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has received LED lighting orders with shipments scheduled through June 2015 and aims to ship more than 40 million LED light bulbs in 2015, according to the company.
Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone
Dec 23, 11:42
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology is likely to adopt sapphire for protective covers of Xiaomi 5, its 5.7-inch flagship model that will be showcased at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Taiwan-based supply chain makers cited industry sources in China as indicating.
Automotive-use LED market value to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, says LEDinside
Dec 23, 11:23
The worldwide automotive-use LED market (combination of before market and after market) is projected to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% from 2014-2018. In particular the automotive LED value in before market is projected to reach US$1.9 billion and the...
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.