China exports LED lighting worth US$355 million to India in January-August
Oct 1, 10:21
China-based makers exported LED lighting products worth US$355 million in total to the India market during January-August 2015, hiking 76.61% on year, and the export value included US$88 million for ceiling lamps, US$73 million for panel lights and US$30 million for projection lamps, according to industry...
Epistar to invest in Malaysia-based Dominant Opto Technologies
Oct 1, 10:17
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will acquire 11 million shares of Dominant Opto Technologies Sdn Bh, a Malaysia-based SMT LED packaging service provider, at a total price of MYR64.845 million (US$14.55 million), with the investment to strengthen existing strategic cooperation, according...
Epistar, MLS to set up joint-venture in India
Sep 29, 13:46
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will establish an LED lighting joint-venture in New Delhi, India, to tap the large local market, according to industry sources.
Prices drop for LED bulbs and components in August, says LEDinside
Sep 16, 12:25
The global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs fell 1.5% in August to US$10.90, while the 60W replacement LED light bulbs fell 2.3% to US$14.90, according to LEDinside. The US was again the regional market that had the biggest decline in LED light bulb prices after July as product vendors...
MLS to invest in Epistar China joint venture
Sep 14, 10:56
MLS, the largest China-based LED packaging service provider, will invest CNY180 million (US$28.3 million) to acquire a 10.91% stake in KFES Lighting (Xiamen), a China-based joint venture established by Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, according to MLS.
Epistar, Everlight post mixed results for August
Sep 9, 11:09
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$1.920 billion (US$59.1 million), decreasing 9.05% sequentially and 25.44% on year. LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has posted August consolidated revenues of NT$2.335 billion, growing 3.61%...
Lextar Electronics August revenues up on month, down on year
Sep 8, 14:19
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on September 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.152 billion (US$35.5 million) for August, increasing 5.61% on month but decreasing 18.78% on year, and NT$9.345 billion for January-August, slipping 5.11% on...
Taiwan 1H15 LED production value down, says PIDA
Sep 7, 15:06
Taiwan-based LED wafer and chip makers generated total production value of NT$19.786 billion (US$623 million) in first-half 2015, slipping 19.49% on year, while LED packaging service providers saw NT$44.883 billion in revenues during the same period, down 0.49% on year, according to Photonics Industry...
Costs for new OLED lighting modules from Mitsubishi and Pioneer to drop 60%
Sep 4, 12:33
Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer recently announced they have successfully developed the first blue light-less OLED lighting module made with a wet coating process for the light-emitting layer. Samples have already been sent out, and the technology is expected to enter mass production in early 2016,...
Nichia sues Everlight subsidiary in Germany for patent infringement
Sep 1, 16:15
Japan-based Nichia has filed a charge with the District Court of Dusseldorf, Germany, against WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a Germany-based residential lighting subsidiary of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, for infringing its two new YAG phosphoric material...
TLLiA signs MoU with China-based Changhui Group
Aug 31, 12:11
Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Association (TLLiA) has signed an MoU with China-based automotive part maker Changhui Group to facilitate the latter to procure Taiwan-based LED automotive lighting products as well as for cooperation to develop automotive electronics, according to TLLiA.
Taiwan market: Local vendors cut LED light bulb prices
Aug 26, 21:29
In the wake of Philips' lowering retail prices for a 6.5W LED light bulb from NT$249 (US$7.60) to NT$169 in the Taiwan market, several Taiwan-based vendors have followed suit, for example Leotek Electronics and Ritek have reduced prices for a 7-8W LED light bulb to NT$99.
Taiwan market: Philips lowers prices for LED table lamps
Aug 26, 15:43
Philips has offered price discounts for LED tablet lamps for sale in the Taiwan market, with retail prices reduced from NT$2,499 (US$76.90) to NT$999, from NT$1,500 to NT$899, and from NT$1,499 to NT$799 for different models, according to Philips Taiwan.
Laster lands orders for LED headlights from China
Aug 26, 11:34
LED automotive lighting maker Laster Tech has obtained orders for three LED headlight models from China-based automotive lamp vendors, with shipments to begin in the second quarter of 2016, according to the company.
Everlight, Lextar licensed to use PFS phosphor from GE Lighting
Aug 12, 11:23
LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics have obtained licensing from GE Lighting for using PFS (potassium-fluorosilicate)-based phosphor (so-called red phosphor), a technology able to hike richness of displayed red color, to produce high-end LED backlighting packaging,...
Unity Opto Technology to buy back 2.49%-stake
Aug 10, 11:49
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology will buy back eight million shares, equivalent to a 2.49% stake, at a price interval of NT$15.00-30.00 (US$0.47-0.95) per share during August 10-October 9, according to the company.
Ledlink Optics nets NT$1.06 for 2Q15
Aug 7, 11:00
Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses mainly used in LED commercial and outdoor lighting products, recorded net EPS of NT$1.06 (US$0.034) for the second quarter of 2015, according to the company.
Lextar Electronics sees decreased July revenues
Aug 6, 15:01
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker as well as LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics on August 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.091 billion (US$34.6 million) for July, decreasing 8.35% on month and 22.86% on year, and those of NT$8.193 billion for January-July, falling 2.81% on ye...
LED to account for 19% of transportation lamp revenues in 2015, says IHS
Jul 31, 10:58
LED lighting is forecast to reach 19% of total lamp revenues in transportation lighting in 2015, according to IHS. The total worldwide revenue for office lamps is projected to reach US$1 billion in 2015, of which US$0.2 billion is anticipated to be LED. LED, which is increasing its market penetration,...
Demand for UV-A LED may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers
Jul 29, 12:08
As the LED backlighting market is approaching saturation and prices for LED lighting, despite growing demand, have been falling, many LED makers have been developing UV (ultraviolet)-A LED and prices for UV-A LED are expected to drop 20-30% in 2015. Consequently, demand for UV-A LED is likely to take...
Epistar licenses LED filament patent to China-based Leedarson Lighting
Jul 24, 12:01
LED Epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has licensed its LED filament patent to China-based LED lighting maker Leedarson Lighting for making LED filament style light bulbs. The patent is valid in Taiwan, China, the US, Europe and other countries, according to the company.
LED prices in 3Q15 expected to be stable
Jul 23, 15:33
As prices for LED chips and LED packaging services dropped 10-17% in the first half of 2015, prices are expected to be stable in the third quarter due to peak demand, but may fall again in the fourth quarter and the first quarter of 2016 due to slow demand, according to Taiwan-based LED makers.
China-based CEC to acquire Bridgelux
Jul 22, 11:35
Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (CEC), and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company.
Digitimes Research: Cree lowers 2Q15 forecast revenues due to keen competition
Jul 21, 11:30
Cree has lowered its revenues forecast for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (the second quarter of calendar year 2015), including a big decrease by US$35 million attributable to LED devices which consisted of US$27 million reduction in total inventory value of channels and US$8 million short of original...
China market: Prices for China-produced LED light tubes fall to below CNY10
Jul 17, 10:47
In the China market, retail prices for LED light tubes launched by China-based vendors/makers have dropped by about 30% to below CNY10 (US$1.60) per tube, already close to the CNY8-9 for a conventional light tube, and are expected to further drop in the second half of 2015, according to Taiwan-based...
SemiLEDs reports fiscal 3Q15 financial results
Jul 14, 22:30
LED maker SemiLEDs has reported revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 of US$3.5 million, a 23% decrease compared to US$4.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was US$3 million, or a net loss of...
Global LED luminaire revenue shares on the rise
Jul 14, 22:17
The lighting market continued the move toward LED technology in 2014. According to IHS, LED lamp revenues in 2013 were 25% of total global lamp revenues, growing to 30% in 2014 and are expected to reach 67% in 2022. A growing market for LED technology lighting means a shrinking market for halogen,...