Power supply maker and energy management solution developer Delta Electronics will showcase IoT (Internet of Things)-based lighting and building automation solutions at Light+Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, during March18-23.
Lextar 2017 gross margin hits 6-year high
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has released its 2017 financial report, posting gross margin of 14.93%, the highest since 2011.
LED filament bulb demand in US to soar
Demand for LED filament light bulbs in the US market is expected to soar in 2018, as users start replacing halogen lamps that may be phased out by 2020, according to industry sources.
Ledvance to expand LED lamp product line
Germany-based lighting vendor Ledvance will enlarge its LED lamp product line to over 2,700 models in 2018, 10 times the number in 2016, and it expects the revenue proportion for LED lighting to increase from about 40% in 2017 to over 50% in 2018, according to company CEO Jacob Tarn.
LED packaging firm Everlight Electronics and LED wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.769 billion (US$60.5 million) and NT$1.496 billion respectively, both hitting the lowest monthly levels since March 2013.
US-based General Electric (GE) is looking to sell its remaining lighting business units with at least 8-10 China-based lighting firms or LED makers showing interest, eyeing the vendor's leadership in the US lighting market, according to industry sources.
Samsung Electronics plans to launch large-size Micro LED TVs in the second half of 2018 in an effort to shore up its share in the global TV market, according to sources at Taiwan's TV supply chain.
More plant factories set up in Taiwan
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Everlight developing mini LED backlighting
Everlight Electronics is developing mini LED backlighting for high-end displays to avoid pricing competition from China makers in the backlighting segment, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.
Samsung reportedly to invest in PlayNitride
Samsung Electroncis, in line with its plan to launch micro LED TVs in August 2018, will reportedly invest in Taiwan-based micro LED technology developer PlayNitride, according to industry sources.
India's Ministry of Power is expected to procure 200 million LED light bulbs via open bids in 2018, with Philips Lighting and Ledvance expected to remain as the largest two competitors, according to industry sources.
Korea-based Seoul Semiconductor has filed with a court in Itlay a charge against US-based electronic component distributor Mouser Electronics for selling LED products made by Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics that allegedly infringe its patents.
Unity Opto expects gross margin to rise to 25% in 2018
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology expects business in 2018 to improve, with gross margin to rise to 25%, compared to 21.9% for the first three quarters of 2017, according to company chairman Wu Ching-huei.
Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers face increasing pressure from China competitors for automotive lighting orders from China's automakers and after-market.
Tyntek and Epileds see January sales rise
LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Tyntek and Epileds Technologies have reported consolidated revenues of NT$292 million (US$10 million) and NT$110 million respectively for January, the former increasing 6.55% sequentially and 28.99% on year, and the latter growing 49.80% sequentially and 32.98% on...
Everlight, Epistar see mixed growths in January
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported January consolidated revenues grew 11.9% sequentially to NT$2.391 billion (US$81.9 million), while the LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has posted NT$1.876 billion, down 8.59% sequentially.
LED lighting solution provider StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$231 million (US$7.9 million) for January, hitting a monthly record with growth of 61.60% sequentially and 398.91% on year.
Unity Opto sees increased January revenues
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$549 million (US$18.8 million) for January 2018, increasing 18.3% sequentially and 6.42% on year.
Everlight attends ISE 2018
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is showcasing its LED products at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam during February 6-9 - the firs time it has taken part in the world's largest audio-video system integration show, according to the company.
Ledvance appoints new chairman
Ledvance has appointed Jacob C Tarn as chairman and CEO. As-suming his position on February 1, 2018, Tarn will focus on accelerating the company's transformation from a traditional lamps manufacturer to an industry-leading, innovation-driven full LED lighting company, according to Ledvance.
Innolux is set to commercialize its new active matrix (AM)-based mini LED products by the end of 2018, according to Ting Chin-lung, senior vice president and head of the technology development center of Innolux.
Laster January revenues up on year
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$485 million (US$16.6 million) for January, slipping 4.29% sequentially but growing 43.69% on year.
Epistar poised for VCSEL, mini LED production
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is modifying about 10 of its 4-inch wafer MOCVD sets to 6-inch tools in first-quarter 2018 in preparation for production of VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) wafers and diodes and mini LED epitaxial wafers and chips, according to the company.
Shenzhen MTC to invest in LED chip production
China-based LED packaging service provider Shenzhen MTC will have its subsidiary Jiangxi MTC Semiconductor purchase 100 MOCVD sets from Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC), according to industry sources.
Lextar sees increased January revenues
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$968.5 million (US$33.2 million) for January, growing 11.96% on month and 1.04% on year, driven by increased shipments of backlighting devices and lighting modules.
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