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LED lighting peak to come in 2018: Q&A with MLS president Lawrence Lin

May 27, 12:25

Global demand for LED lighting will peak in 2018, with LED applications to acount for 70% of all lighting products availabe in the market, according to Lawrence Lin, president for the largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS. The company has also been marketing own-brand LED lighting...

MLS president Lawrence Lin

New iPhones reportedly to use smaller LED backlighting chips

May 25, 22:05

Apple, in order for its next-generation iPhones to become slimmer and lighter, will reportedly adopt 0.4t (dimensions of 3.0 x 0.85 x 0.4mm) LED chips for backlight units (BLUs), smaller than the 0.6t (3.0 x 0.85 x 0.6mm) adopted for the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm

May 22, 10:57

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with the quarterly shipments projected to reach 24 million units, according to TrendForce.

Global market for all LED lighting products will reach US$25.65 billion in 2015, says firm

May 20, 21:11

The scale of the global market for all LED lighting products will reach US$25.65 billion in 2015. And within this market, light tube and troffer/panel lights will make up US$3.44 billion and US$450 million, respectively, according to LEDinside.

Packaged LED lighting revenues reached US$6.6 billion in 2014, says firm

May 20, 21:01

Packaged LED lighting revenues reached US$6.6 billion in 2014, with roughly 70% revenue generated from mid- to low-power LEDs, according to IHS.

Everlight Electronics tops LED makers in 1Q15 net EPS

May 20, 11:39

Everlight Electronics, among eight major Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers as well as LED packaging service providers, recorded the highest net EPS of NT$1.31 (US$0.0416) for the first quarter of 2015.

Lite-On Technology looks to 10% revenue proportion for automotive LED lighting

May 18, 21:53

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has become a supplier of automotive LED lighting, including headlights, tail lights, turn signals and in-car lamps, for US- and Europe-based automobile makers and joint-venture car makers in China and expects the corresponding sales revenues in 2015 to grow over 20%...

Lite-On Technology nets NT$0.71 per share for 1Q15

May 15, 11:24

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has posted consolidated revenues of NT$51.54 billion (US$1.69 billion) with net EPS of NT$0.71 for the first quarter of 2015.

India LED light bulb procurement leading to large price cuts, say Taiwan makers

May 13, 21:33

The India government has started open-bids for two million LED light bulbs in two years for subsidizing purchases by local consumers, and wining prices for a 7W-equivalent 600lm LED light bulb have drastically dropped from INR230 (US$3.59) to about INR100 in the first quarter of 2015 and further to...

LED package pricing on the decline, says firm

May 13, 13:45

LED package pricing is continuing to fall in the second quarter of 2015 and so far has dropped 1-9%, excluding 2835 packages 2835. Since 2835 LED products are the mainstream in China's lighting market, the average price decline has reached 10-17%, more severe than other package types. For backlighting...

Annual LED lighting systems shipments to exceed 4.1 billion by 2024, says Navigant

May 12, 15:25

LED prices have declined to a point where this type of lighting is becoming the economical choice in almost every application. As such, the adoption of LED lighting is ramping up across all major end uses: commercial buildings, residential buildings, industrial buildings, and outdoor applications....

Delta Electronics sees April revenues fall on year

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:44

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.517 billion (US$505.18 million) for April 2015, representing a 5.23% increase on month and 4.43% drop on year.

Edison Opto April revenues hit record

May 6, 15:22

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has reported consolidated revenues of NT$408 million (US$13.3 million) for April, hitting a monthly record with growth of 3.99% on month and of 52.31% on year. Its January-April consolidated revenues totaled NT$1.370 billion, hiking 46.00% on year.

Edison Opto lands orders for 10 million LED bulbs from India, says paper

Newswatch - May 5, 13:50

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto has obtained orders for 10 million LED light bulbs worth more than NT$300 million (US$9.8 million) from India, with LED chips to be supplied by Taiwan-based Epistar, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Digitimes Research: April 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up sequentially, down in China market

May 4, 21:40

April average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 23.4% on month to CNY35.9 (US$5.8), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased by 1.8% to CNY38.1, according to Digitimes Research.

Laster Tech becomes major automotive LED lighting supplier for Great Wall Motors

Apr 30, 11:00

Taiwan-based LED lighting maker Laster Tech has become a major supplier of automotive LED lamp modules for Great Wall Motors, a major SUV and pickup truck maker in China, according to Laster.

Edison Opto nets NT$0.03 per share for 1Q15

Stockwatch - Apr 29, 15:22

LED packaging service provider Edison Opto on April 28 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$961.8 million (US$30.7 million), gross margin of 14.24%, net operating profit of NT$8.8 million, net profit of NT$4.5 million and net EPS of NT$0....

Epistar, Lextar see increasing orders from LED lighting vendors

Apr 27, 14:00

LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Lextar Electronics have seen increasing orders from Europe- and US-based LED lighting vendors, with shipments beginning to significantly rise in the second quarter of 2015 and expected to peak in the third quarter, according to the companies.

EU postponement of energy-inefficient halogen bulbs ban until September 2018 to have varying results, says IHS

Apr 24, 10:35

The European Commission has voted to postpone the ban on energy-inefficient halogen bulbs until September 2018. The ban was originally planned for September 2016, as part of the wider strategy to promote more energy-efficient technologies, like compact fluorescent (CFL) and LED bulbs. The move will...

China records LED lighting exports worth US$1.59 billion in January-February

Apr 21, 11:04

China-based firms exported LED lighting products totaling US$1.59 billion during January-February 2015, hiking 42.3% on year, according to research organization GGII.

ITRI to cooperate with US NIST to promote LED lighting

Apr 17, 15:10

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will sign an MoU with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the US Department of Commerce for R&D cooperation on light & lighting, color & vision, photobiology & imaging, and international...

Digitimes Research: Japan LED lighting penetration in 2015 to reach 78.6%

Apr 15, 21:39

Demand for all types of lighting products in the Japan market in 2015 is estimated at a total value of JPY646 billion (US$5.39 billion) and LED lighting will account for 78.6% (penetration), according to Digitimes Research.

Corning announces collaboration with OLEDWorks

Apr 14, 15:45

Corning has announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop flexible and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning Willow Glass as an integrated substrate.

Digitimes Research: Philips makes wise move selling Lumileds stake

Apr 14, 11:49

Philips originally planned to spin off its wholly-owned subsidiary Lumileds and automobile lighting business to make them an independent company by the end of the first half 2015. But on March 31, Philips announced a deal to sell a 80.1% stake in Lumileds to Go Scale Capital for an amount of US$2.8...

China exports plant-use LED lamps worth over US$5 million in January-February

Apr 13, 22:04

China-based LED lighting makers recorded total export value of more than US$5 million for LED lamps used for growing plants during January-February 2015, according to China-based research organization GGII.

LED lamps used to grow plants

SemiLEDs announces fiscal 2Q15 performance

Apr 13, 21:57

SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced its revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were US$4.6 million, a 56% increase compared to US$2.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 10, 10:36

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's March consolidated revenues of NT$2.365 billion (US$75.3 million) increased 26.87% on month but decreased 0.19% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics reported NT$2.503 billion, growing 13.64% and 12.04%, according to the comp...

Taiwan to install 692,000 LED street lamps by end of 2016

Apr 8, 22:11

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will complete replacement of mercury street lamps with LED models installing an additional 692,000 LED lamps around Taiwan by the end of 2016 at a procurement budget of NT$5.49 billion (US$175 million). An open-bid is scheduled for the third quarter of 20...

Lextar sees increased March revenues

Apr 8, 11:35

LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.178 billion (US$37.4 million) for March, increasing 11.78% sequentially and 4.92% on year, and its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$3.502 billion, growing 8.67% on year.

Unity Opto Technology sees increased March revenues

Apr 7, 21:34

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology on April 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$867 million (US$27.5 million) for March, increasing 38.97% on month and 15.09% on year, and of NT$2.341 billion for January-March, growing 22.27%.

Digitimes Research: March 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down in China

Apr 7, 13:57

March average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market decreased 21.4% on month to CNY29.10 (US$4.70), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) slipped 11.6% to CNY38.80, according to Digitimes Research.

Philips to sell majority interest in combined LED components and automotive lighting business to GO Scale Capital

Apr 1, 10:50

Royal Philips has announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium led by GO Scale Capital through which it will acquire an 80.1% interest in Philips' combined LED components and automotive lighting business, with Philips retaining the remaining 19.9%.

China-based MLS expects 2015 LED lighting revenues from US to hike 5-10 fold

Mar 30, 10:58

China-based LED packaging service provider MLS has extended production to own-brand LED lighting and began to sell LED light bulbs and tubes in the US market in 2014, and expects LED lighting revenues from the US in 2015 to grow on year by 5-10 fold, according to the company.

Unity Opto Technology sees booming orders for LED lighting

Mar 30, 10:54

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has obtained orders for LED lighting products with shipments scheduled through June, with total orders exceeding its production capacity, according to the company.

Genius Electronic Optical offers LED fishing lights

Mar 27, 14:47

Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical has extended development and production to LED lighting and has offered LED fishing lights for Pacific saury fishing boats, according to the company.

Nan Ya Photonics exhibits omni-directional LED light bulb

Mar 26, 22:26

Nan Ya Photonics is showcasing a DLC (diamond-like carbon coating) omni-directional LED light bulb at the 2015 LED Taiwan exhibition taking place in Taipei March 25-28 and indicated that the product weighs 70g, compared to 150-200g for conventional LED light bulbs.

LED light bulb prices to fall to US$5 in 2015, says Epistar chairman

Mar 26, 15:07

The lowest price for an LED light bulb will drop from US$8 in 2014 to US$5 in 2015 and ex-factory prices will slip to US$2-3 in 2015, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Taiwan International Lighting Show begins

Mar 25, 15:42

The 2015 Taiwan International Lighting Show and LED Taiwan both started today (March 25) in Taipei, with 337 exhibitors from 10 countries to use 898 booths, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council. The shows run till March 28.

Digitimes Research: More automakers looking to use adaptive LED headlights in upcoming cars

Mar 25, 15:35

Following the release of vehicles from Mazda that feature adaptive LED headlight (ALH) technology, more vehicle vendors are looking to incorporate the technology into upcoming automobiles in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Global LED lighting market to reach JPY5.5 trillion in 2020, says Fuji Kenzai

Mar 25, 15:06

Global LED lighting market value reached JPY1.7 trillion (US$48.7 billion) in 2014, accounting for 28.9% of total lighting value, and will increase to JPY5.5 trillion in 2020, with the corresponding market value proportion to rise to 58%, according to Japan-based research firm Fuji Kenzai,.

Taiwan International Lighting Show: Everlight to display new lighting technologies

Mar 24, 21:05

Everlight Electronics will display a variety of smart controlled lamps, bulbs and and streetlights at the 2015 Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS), according to the company.

LED makers optimistic about WCG development in 2015

Mar 24, 16:06

As the LED backlighting market is reaching saturation, makers are looking to tackle orders for high-end, higher resolution devices such as Ultra HD (4K) TVs to secure performance in 2015.

LED agricultural grow light module market to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021, says report

Mar 20, 11:14

The LED agricultural grow light module market, which reached US$395 million in value during 2014, is forecast to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021 as green house and plant factory growers find LED grow lights improve agriculture, according to findings from RnR Market Research.

Lextar, Everlight see increasing capacity utilization

Mar 20, 10:35

Lextar Electronics and Everlight Electronics have seen utilization rates rise to 80% and expect the rates to further rise to 100% and 85%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2015 due to increasing orders for LED lighting and backlighting, according to the companies.

Everlight Electronics purchases existing factory for capacity expansion

Mar 19, 22:38

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has acquired an existing factory in central Taiwan from optical disc maker Ritek at a price of up to NT$1.3 billion (US$41.3 million) to expand production capacity by 25%. Production at the factory will begin in 2016, according to the company.

LED industrial lighting market to reach US$2.366 billion in 2015, says report

Mar 17, 15:47

The LED industrial lighting market scale will be worth US$2.366 billion in 2015, and by 2018 will reach US$3.935 billion, according to findings from LEDinside.

Infrastructure boom turns Southeast Asia spurring LED demand, says firm

Mar 13, 11:40

LED lighting markets in Europe, the US and Japan have gradually matured, and China is also entering a period of intense competition over pricing and scale. With the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, LED vendors' attention on emerging markets in Southeast Asia has grown over the years. According...

Delta Electronics sees February revenues decline

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:02

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.673 billion (US$369.96 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.46% drop on month and 9.79% drop on year.

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

Mar 6, 16:05

February 2015 average retail prices for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 10.8% on month to CNY37 (US$5.9), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) rose 4.3% to CNY43.9, according to Digitimes Research.

Nearly half of light bulb shipments to residental segment to be LED by 2022, says IHS

Mar 6, 12:05

As LED light quality improves, and as prices continue to drop, more consumers are choosing to replace incandescent, halogen and CFL bulbs in their homes with efficient and environmentally friendly LED bulbs. According to IHS, by 2022 nearly half (42%) of light bulb shipments to the residential segment...

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