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MLS raises CNY2.348 billion for expanding capacity

May 30, 21:29

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has finished private placement for 83.83 million new shares at CNY28.01 (US$4.27) per share to raise additional paid-in capital of CNY2.348 billion for expanding production capacity, according to the company.

ITRI unveils UV-C LED chopsticks sanitizer

May 25, 11:37

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled Pocket Chopsticks Sanitizer, a UV-C LED sanitizer that it says can destroy 99.99% of coliform bacillus and other disease-causing microbes present on chopsticks in 90 seconds.

ITRI Pocket Chopsticks Sanitizer

Lextar to move part of Taiwan LED packaging capacity to China

May 23, 11:20

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics will move part of LED packaging capacity at its factory in Taiwan to its factory in Suzhou, eastern China, to reduce production cost, with the relocation to be completed at the end of June 2016, according to the company.

StrongLED to see 2Q16 revenues double

May 20, 10:46

LED lighting solution provider StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman) is expected to see revenues for second-quarter 2016 double the sum of the previous quarter mainly due to completion of several LED lighting projects in China, according to market analysts.

Ledlink Optics lands orders from South Korea-based automotive lamp makers

May 17, 21:16

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, has obtained orders from South Korea-based automotive lamp makers and will start shipments in June-July 2016, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: April 7W LED light bulb prices in China market up

May 17, 11:50

April 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 4.9% on month to CNY27.9 (US$4.30), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased 2.3% to CNY29.2, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight to supply 100,000 LED streetlamps to Taiwan government

May 13, 15:38

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has revealed it has won a bid to supply about 100,000 LED streetlamps to the Taiwan government.

Unity Opto Technology to start production at new factory in 3Q16

May 10, 14:50

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology is constructing a factory in northern Taiwan and will begin production of LED lighting products at the new factory in the third quarter of 2016, according to the company.

Everlight, Epistar report April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 14:05

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.412 billion (US$74.4 million) for April, decreasing 1.27% sequentially and 0.51% on year. LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's April consolidated revenues reached NT$2.292 billion, growing 2.65%...

Lextar expects LED lighting to drive 2016 growth

May 6, 11:09

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has begun to ship LED light tubes with ET8 electronic ballast and will offer LED light tubes in compliance with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification and DLC (DesignLights Consortium) v4.0 technical requirements specifically for the North America...

Taiwan makers expect DLC v4.0 to boost LED light tube exports to US

May 5, 10:01

The US government will implement DLC (DesignLights Consortium) technical requirements 4.0 (v4.0) for LED lighting products on January 1, 2017 and this is expected to be conducive to Taiwan-based LED light tube makers' exports to the US market, according to industry sources.

Laster Tech to begin LED headlight production in July

May 4, 11:15

Laster Tech will start production of LED headlights in July 2016 mainly for China-based automaker Great Wall Motors as well as China-based automotive lighting makers Shanghai Koito Automotive Lamp and Guangzhou Koito Automotive Lamp, according to the company.

StrongLED Lighting expects 2016 revenue proportion for ODM/OEM production to rise to over 10%

Apr 28, 13:24

StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), a LED lighting solution provider, expects the revenue proportion for ODM/OEM production to increase from 5% in 2015 to more than 10% in 2016, according to the company.

China makers rush to produce LED filament light bulbs

Apr 27, 15:45

Many China-based LED lighting makers, in view of fast growing demand for LED filament lighting products, have stepped into production of LED filament light bulbs or lamps, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 2015 revenues

Apr 27, 14:35

Japan-based Nichia continued to rank the number one LED packaging service provider globally in 2015 with related revenues reaching US$2.72 billion, or about 200% higher than those generated by the second to fourth largest vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight to start production at new factory in central Taiwan

Apr 26, 22:30

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has nearly completed a factory in central Taiwan and will install equipment at the end of the second quarter of 2016 and begin production in the third, according to the company.

India market: Government-procurement price for LED bulbs expected to fall to INR44

Apr 22, 11:44

For the India government's procurement of LED light bulbs, open-bid prices for an LED light bulb are expected to drop to INR44 (US$0.662) in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.

Ledvance likely to be sold to China-based firm

Apr 20, 11:33

Osram Licht AG is looking to sell its subsidiary lighting vendor Ledvance (LED + Advance) and is negotiating with 2-3 final candidates, including two China-based firms, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology aims at revenue proportion of 10-15% for automotive electronics in 2018

Apr 18, 11:12

Lite-On Technology aims to increase the revenue proportion for automotive electronics, including LED automotive lighting (headlights, taillights, brake-lights and in-car lights), collision prevention sensors, driver-assist around-view cameras, actuating motors and heads-up displays, to 10-15% in 2018,...

Lextar expects over 10% revenue contribution from car lighting products by 2019

Apr 14, 10:20

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics is aggressively pushing into the car lighting product business and has entered the supply chains of China's automobile and high-speed rail players. The company expects the new business' revenue contribution to reach a double-digit percentage...

Lextar chairman and CEO David Su

ITRI and TLFEA showcasing OLED lighting products at Taiwan International Lighting Show

Apr 14, 10:02

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA) are showcasing more than 30 jointly-developed OLED lighting lamps at 2016 Taiwan International Lighting Show and LED Taiwan taking place in Taipei during April 13-16.

ITRI setting up roll-to-roll flexible OLED lighting production line

Apr 12, 11:22

Electronics and Optoelectronics System Research Laboratories under the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Organization (ITRI) is setting up a roll-to-roll production line of flexible OLED lighting panels based on thin-film glass substrates, with equipment and materials supplied...

Roll-to-roll flexible OLED lighting panel production

Epistar, Everlight, Lextar see March revenues rise on month

Apr 11, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$2.233 billion (US$68 million), up 35.77% on month but down 5.61% on year. LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics's MArch consolidated revenues totaled NT$2.443 billion, increasing 16.1% but decreasing...

Macroblock seeing demand pick up

Apr 8, 15:23

LED driver IC vendor Macroblock, which had poor results in 2015, has seen demand pick up since 2016 and has expressed optimism about its business outlook for the year.

Genesis Photonics offers LED chips for automotive Bi-beam headlights

Apr 7, 12:26

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has developed LED chips for Taiwan- and China-based makers to produce automotive Bi-beam headlights for the Taiwan and China after-markets, according to the company.

AOT to tap China automotive LED market via cooperation with Nichia

Apr 1, 10:42

LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) will tap China's automotive LED lighting market through technological cooperation with its Japan-based shareholder Nichia, with in-car display devices to be major products, according to AOT.

Nichia unveils 0.3t LED devices for use in backlighting smartphones

Mar 31, 21:54

Japan-based Nichia has debuted 0.3t LED devices with thickness of only 0.3mm and brightness of 15lm for smartphone backlighting applications.

Everlight Electronics constructing factory for LED automotive lighting

Mar 29, 11:20

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is constructing a plant in central Taiwan specifically for making automotive lighting products, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics, Unity Opto Technology report 2015 earnings

Stockwatch - Mar 28, 15:36

LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology have released financial reports for 2015, recording net EPS of NT$4.27 and NT$0.63 respectively, according to the companies.

StrongLED Lighting to be listed on OTC on March 30

Mar 21, 12:29

StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman), a Cayman Islands-registered LED lighting solution provider established by Taiwan-based experts with production in China, will be listed in Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) market on March 30 at an initial price of NT$33-38 (US$1.00-1.15) per share, according to the...

Digitimes Research: Global LED lighting market value in 2016 estimated at US$34.64 billion

Mar 18, 11:31

Global LED lighting market value in 2016 will reach an estimated US$34.64 billion, accounting for 31.3% of total lighting market value, rising 4.1pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Global LED light bulb shipments in 2016 to hike 78.5%

Mar 11, 15:35

Mainly because average retail prices for LED light bulbs in 2016 will drop by at least 20% on year, global LED light bulb shipments in the year will hike 78.5% on year to 3.227 billion units, according to Digitimes Research.

StrongLED to be listed on Taiwan OTC

Mar 11, 14:54

StrongLED Lighting System (Cayman), a Cayman Islands-registered LED lighting solution provider established by Taiwan-based experts with production in China, will be listed in Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at the end of March 2016, company chairman James Chang said at an investors conference...

Ledlink Optics nets NT$2.60 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 11:05

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.447 billion (US$44.0 million), gross margin of 37.99%, net operating profit of NT$164 million, net profit of NT$123 million and net EPS of NT$2.60 for 2015.

Epistar and Everlight see February revenues decrease

Mar 10, 11:55

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.644 billion (US$49.2 million) and NT$2.104 billion respectively for February, with the former dropping 24.60% on month and 11.80% on year and the latter slipping...

Edison Opto to buy back 2 million shares

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 10:59

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto will buy back two million shares, equivalent to a 1.51% stake, at a price interval of NT$15-24 (US$0.452-0.723) during March 9-May 8, 2016, according to the company.

Lextar nets NT$0.45 per share for 2015

Mar 8, 10:56

LED epitaxial wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has reported net profit of NT$33 million (US$985,100) for fourth-quarter 2015, leading to net profit of NT$270 million and net EPS of NT$0.45 for 2015.

Tons Lightology optimistic about 2016

Mar 4, 10:55

Lamp ODM and OBM Tons Lightology has finished improving its product mix, client structure, supply chain and sales agent network and so holds an optimistic outlook for its 2016 operations, according to the company.

LED makers step into automotive lighting

Mar 4, 10:45

LED device maker Lite-On Technology, LED lighting maker Laster Tech as well as LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Genesis Photonics have stepped into automotive LED lighting, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: February 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices decrease in China market

Mar 2, 12:19

Average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.5% from December 2015 to CNY30.9 (US$4.8) in February, while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) also saw a drop of 3.0% to CNY32.7, according to Digitimes Research.

MLS to extend packaging from LEDs to ICs, says president

Mar 1, 15:52

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will extend business operations to IC packaging and testing services, according to company president Lawrence Lin.

MLS president Lawrence Lin

Nan Ya Photonics to quit LED wafer production, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 1, 11:01

Nan Ya Photonics will stop producing LED epitaxial wafers and chips and focus on LED lighting products, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Lextar secures 3rd-party certification for high-power LED devices for car headlights

Feb 26, 11:18

Lextar Electronics has obtained third-party certification based on AEC (Automotive Electronics Council) Q101 standards for its high-power LED devices for automotive headlights from Dekra iST Reliability Services, opening up opportunities for it to land OEM orders from automobile makers, according to...

Digitimes Research: LED communication is promising

Feb 24, 14:49

Communication technology using LED diodes and image sensors offers many potential applications, such those for enhancing shopping, entertainment purposes and tourism, according to Digitimes Research.

Philips asks suppliers to reduce LED light bulb ex-factory prices to US$0.80 in 2016

Feb 22, 12:04

Philips has asked suppliers to lower ex-factory quotes for LED light bulbs to US$0.80 in 2016, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.

A few local makers win Taiwan government LED street lamp procurement bids

Feb 5, 11:36

A few Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers and LED lighting makers, mainly Everlight Electronics, Leotek Electronics, Delta Electronics, Bright Led Electronics, Genius Electronic Optical and China Electric Mfg., have won open bids held by local governments to procure LED street lamps.

Digitimes Research: Konica Minolta showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016

Feb 3, 14:35

Japan-based Konica Minolta exhibited flexible OLED lighting panels based on a roll-to-roll process at Lighting Japan 2016 in Tokyo during January 13-15, showing that it is a global leader in OLED lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

Nichia wins patent infringement lawsuit against Everlight Electronics in the US

Jan 29, 16:00

Japan-based LED maker Nichia on January 28 announced that the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has judged that Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and its US-based subsidiary Everlight Americas have infringed three Nichia patents.

Everlight Electronics to start production at new factory in central Taiwan in 2Q16

Jan 29, 11:01

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is constructing a new factory in central Taiwan and will complete the first phase and begin production in the second quarter of 2016, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.

Lite-On Technology to focus 2016 operations on 5 areas

Jan 28, 10:22

EMS provider Lite-On Technology will transform its business operations in 2016 with a focus on five areas: cloud technologies, LED lighting, automotive electronics, biomedicine and industrial automation, according to company CEO Warren Chen.

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