Everlight plays down impact of Japan patent infringement ruling
Jun 23, 11:45
The Tokyo District Court in Japan has ruled that Japan-based Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan have infringed Japan-based Nichia's patent JP3972943 regarding LED technology for imported blue-light LED products made by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, according to...
Epistar seeks to swing into profitability in 2H16
Jun 20, 12:38
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar suffered net lossses per share of NT$2.81 (US$0.086) for 2015 and NT$1.54 for first-quarter 2016, and has made efforts to improve operational efficiency in order to swing back to profitability in second-half 2016, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye...
Everlight Electronics expects 2H16 operations to improve
Jun 20, 11:30
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects operations in the second half of 2016 to be better than the first half mainly due to obtaining orders for TV LED backlights from new clients in South Korea and Japan, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.
Taiwan to install LED street lamps on expressways
Jun 14, 11:12
The Taiwan government is expected to replace about 1.2 million high pressure sodium lamps along the country's expressways with LED lamps begining from the end of 2016, according to industry sources.
Unity Opto Technology adjusts LED lighting product mix
Jun 13, 21:18
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology, in order to avoid price-cut competition with China-based makers, has adjusted LED lighting product mix by hiking the LED lighting revenue proportion for more profitable LED lamps from 30% in 2015 to 55% currently and lowering that for less profitable...
Epistar, Everlight report sequential declines in May revenues
Jun 13, 11:47
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported May consolidated revenues decreased 5.89% sequentially and 4.98% on year to reach NT$2.157 billion (US$66.2 million), while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has posted NT$2.311 billion in May consolidated revenues, dipping...
Opto Tech to expand IR LED receiver capacity
Jun 13, 11:37
Opto Tech has revealed it will expand monthly capacity by 100 million units for infrared (IR) LED receivers in third-quarter 2016 and another 100 million in the fourth quarter to reach 2.2 billion units by the end of 2016 to meet fast growing demand for these devices from the smart wearable market.
Computex 2016: ITRI showcasing UV-C LED sanitizer
Jun 1, 13:52
The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting a UV-C LED chopsticks sanitizer and UV-C LED water purifier at Computex 2016. Both devices destroy 99.99% of coliform bacillus and other disease-causing microbes in 90 seconds, according to ITRI.
Tons Lightology shareholders approve 2015 dividend of NT$3
Jun 1, 11:02
Shareholders of lamp ODM and lighting solution provider Tons Lightology, at its 2016 meeting on May 31, approved the distribution of a dividend per share of NT$3.00 (US$0.092), NT$2.80 in cash and NT$0.20 in stock, for 2015.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.