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Taiwan makers all set for mini LED

Oct 19, 12:11

Taiwan-based LED firms, in view of tight supply of AMOLED smartphone panels and increasing competition in the LED backlighting segment from China-based makers, are ready adopt mini LEDs for TV and smartphone backlighting applications and fine pixel pitch displays, according to industry sources.

LED filament light bulb market estimated at US$831 million in 2017

Oct 18, 15:10

Global market value for LED filament light bulbs in 2017 is estimated at CNY5.66 billion (US$831 million), hiking 95% on year, and will see a 47.7% CAGR during 2017-2020, according to consulting firm GGII.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 1H17 revenues

Oct 18, 15:03

Japan-based Nichia recorded the highest revenues among all main LED packaging service providers worldwide in first-half 2017, with sales reaching JPY132.79 billion (US$1.142 billion), up 4.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

MLS to surpass Everlight in 2017 revenue

Oct 13, 15:09

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS is likely to see 2017 consolidated revenues exceed those for Taiwan-based fellow Everlight Electronics for the first time.

Laster Tech September revenues down on year

Oct 13, 11:38

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$379 million (US$12.5 million) for September, increasing 23.78% sequentially but decreasing 5.29% on year, those of NT$931 million for the third quarter grewing 23.83% sequentially and 8.73% on year.

LED automotive lighting modules

Lite-On Tech September revenues down on year

Oct 12, 14:36

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.853 billion (US$655 million) for September, increasing 6.62% sequentially but decreasing 10.80% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global high-brightness LED production value to grow 2-5% annually in 2018-2022

Oct 11, 13:40

Global production value for high-brightness LED chips in 2017 is estimated at US$13.179 billion, growing 2.8% on year, and the production value will increase 2-5% annually during 2018-2022, Digitimes Research estimates.

HPL develops UV-C LED devices for disinfection

Oct 6, 15:24

Invisible LED packaging service provider High Power Lighting (HPL) has been working with LED wafer and chip maker Epileds Technologies to develop UV-C (ultraviolet in wavelength of 240-290nm) devices for water and air disinfection under their joint-venture brand Bioraytron.

Lextar September revenues drop

Oct 6, 10:29

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$987 million (US$32.6 million) for September, decreasing 7.26% sequentially and 20.28% on year.

Everlight at CEATEC Japan 2017

Oct 5, 11:01

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is for the first time participating in CEATEC Japan 2017 during October 3-6, showcasing products including infrared (IR) LED photo couplers, photo interrupters, transmission receiver modules as well as general and automotive lighting devices.

Everlight's booth at CEATEC Japan 2017

Delta aims to push 8K projectors into mass production in 2H18

Oct 5, 10:19

Delta Electronics has recently showcased a prototype of what it claims as the world's first 8K Ultra HD projector and pledged to begin mass production of its 8K projectors in the second half of 2018.

Delta founder Bruce Cheng

Epistar to see mild seasonal impact in 4Q17

Oct 3, 12:23

LED wafer and chip maker Epistar will only see mild seasonal impacts in the fourth quarter, with shipments and consolidated revenues to slip sequentially by less than 10%, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Will micro LED feature on Apple devices?

Oct 2, 15:49

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch Series 3 characterized by a built-in eSIM (embedded SIM) chip which independently connects the device with LTE networks for voice communications and playing Apple Music without via iPhone. However, Apple Watch 3 still faces a challenge: high power consumption for screen...

Lextar releases IR LED dual-recognition biometric sensor module

Sep 29, 12:24

Lextar Electronics has released PR88M32, an infrared (IR) LED biometric sensor module that it says can recognize human faces and iris. With a thickness of 1.4mm, the sensor module is expected to be adopted for notebooks and residential access control systems in first-half 2018. Lextar is also seeking...

Lextar IR LED biometric sensors

Commentary: Micro LED panels can be competitive in smart displays

Sep 27, 15:46

As the displays market is approaching saturation, micro LED panels can compete with LCD and OLED if they are used as smart displays through being embedded with sensors.

A smartwatch with a micro LED display developed by PlayNitride

Mikro Mesa, ITRI developing micro LED panels

Sep 26, 10:59

Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology is developing 55-inch micro LED TV panels, while Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing micro LED ultra-fine pixel pitch indoor displays through cooperation...

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PlayNitride chairman upbeat about micro LED

Sep 25, 16:25

While many industry observers believe it will take at least three more years before micro LED can be commercialized, PlayNitride is undertaking trial production of micro LED panels for niche market applications for a few types of devices, expecting the technology to take off soon, according to company...

PlayNitride chairman and CEO Charles Li

Panel makers look to mini LED backlighting

Sep 22, 15:46

As OLED smartphone and TV applications are in short supply with the market segment dominated by Samsung Display and LG Display, LCD panel makers from China and Taiwan are working with LED wafer and chip maker Epistar to develop direct-type backlighting using mini LED chips, according to industry sou...

Valeo joins ISELED Alliance

Sep 22, 14:35

ISELED, an open alliance formed to develop and market an innovative in-vehicle LED lighting concept within a full ecosystem, has announced that Valeo has joined it as its new member.

Taiwan market: Optoma launches LED projector

Sep 20, 18:43

Projector supplier Optoma, a subsidiary of BLU maker Coretronics, has launched a LED-based HD-ready projector, ML330, in the Taiwan market.

PlayNitride to kick off trial production for Micro LED panels at year-end 2017

Sep 15, 16:20

Taiwan-based PlayNitride is undertaking R&D of Micro LED display panels for smartwatches, VR (virtual reality)/AR (augmented reality) devices, smartphones and TVs through cooperation with potential clients and plans to begin trial production at the end of 2017, according to company chairman and...

PlayNitride

TUV Rheinland launches photobiological safety lab in South Korea

Sep 15, 15:09

TUV Rheinland has opened a photobiological safety testing laboratory in South Korea. The new facility will help Korea-based manufacturers of LED products and lighting systems to target local and international markets, including the EU.

Philips Lighting boosting smart connected LED lighting

Sep 14, 11:35

Philips Lighting aims to see its smart connected LED lighting products cover three billion people around the world by 2025, according to Bill Bien, head of Strategy and Marketing for the vendor.

Philips Lighting Global Head of Strategy and Marketing Bill Bien

August LED light bulb prices fall 1.1-1.5%

Sep 13, 14:57

Global average retail pricing for 40W incandescent-equivalent LED light bulbs stood at US$6.40 and US$7.70 for 60W equivalents in August, dropping 1.1-1.5% sequentially, according to industry sources.

LED filament light bulbs

Everlight, Unity Opto see August revenues decline on year

Sep 12, 15:06

LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.351 billion (US$77.6 million) and NT$506 million respectively for August, the former increasing 6.64% sequentially but decreasing 14.23% on year, and the latter growing 4.88%...

Lite-On Technology aims at 50% revenue proportion for smart products in 2022

Sep 12, 11:31

EMS provider Lite-On Technology established Smart Life & Applications SBG (strategic business group) in early 2017, setting a goal that the proportion of consolidated revenues for the SBG will gradually rise to 50% in 2022, according to company CEO Warren Chen.

Lite-On Technology CEO Warren Chen with charging piles BMW i3

Digitimes Research: August 7W LED bulb prices in China drop 6%

Sep 11, 11:39

August 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 6.0% from June 2017 to CNY25.1 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) increased 0.3% to CNY32.3, according to Digitimes Research.

Arima Lasers expects automotive laser modules to drive revenue growth in 2018

Sep 11, 11:15

Arima Lasers, a maker of laser epitaxial wafers, diodes and modules, expects laser modules for automotive applications to drive revenues growth in 2018.

Micro LED chip production not as difficult as expected, says PlayNitride chairman

Sep 8, 11:22

Many observers originally thought it would take at least three years for Micro LED displays to become available in market due to technological bottlenecks, but judging from the present development, Micro LED production is not as difficult as originally expected, according to Charles Li, chairman and...

Lextar to ship IR LED devices for 3D facial recognition

Sep 6, 15:23

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has revealed it has cooperated with clients to develop infrared (IR) LED devices for 3D facial recognition, with such devices being validated and volume shipments expected to begin in 2018.

lextar

Taiwan market: Feilo Sylvania launches LED lighting

Sep 5, 16:04

Feilo Sylvania, a lighting vendor owned by China-based Shanghai Feilo Acoustics, has announced its entry into the Taiwan market by launching LED light tubes, bulbs and streetlamps.

Feilo Sylvania

Everlight offers infrared LED devices for iris recognition

Sep 1, 10:40

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has launched NIR-C19M series infrared (IR) LED devices for iris recognition, particularly for security surveillance (access control) and hand-held terminal devices.

NIR-C19M

Mini LED commercialization expected soon

Aug 31, 16:17

Because of technological bottlenecks in the production of Micro LED chips, Mini LED chips are expected to be a market focus when commercial applications become available as early as the end of 2017, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Development of small-size, low-cost LiDAR sensors leads to wider application

Aug 29, 10:58

LiDAR sensors, whose use had been previously limited to surveillance in tunnels and at factories due to prohibitive pricing, will see growing adoption for self-driving, drone and home-use robotic applications, as vendors have been developing solid-state LiDAR sensors of smaller sizes at lower production...

China market: LED penetration of automotive lighting is rising, says MacAdam VP

Aug 25, 15:24

In the China market, the proportion of automotive lighting for LED lighting sources is increasing, and along with growing car sales, demand for LED automotive lighting is growing fast, according to Charles Wu, vice president for Taiwan-based LED automotive lighting device and module maker MacAdam.

Micro LED development is highly uncertain: Q&A with Epistar president Jou Ming-jiunn

Aug 24, 11:46

While development of Micro LED technology is fraught with uncertainties, many firms engaged in the development believe that they will eventually succeed.

epistar president

China LED makers expanding capacities

Aug 24, 10:45

Major China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers San'an Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek as well as LED packaging service providers MLS, Foshan Nationstar Optoelectronics and Hongli Zhihui are expanding production capacities, according to industry sources.

China 1H17 LED lighting exports total US$10.4 billion, says GGII

Aug 24, 10:37

China-based LED lighting firms recorded total export value of US$10.4 billion in first-half 2017, increasing 63% on year, and the corresponding export volume of 7.9 billion units grew 46% on year, according to Shenzhen Gaogong Industry Research (GGII).

Ligitek expected to turn profitable in 2017

Aug 21, 10:16

LED packaging service provider Ligitek Electronics suffered net losses for six consecutive years from 2011 to 2016 but its business in 2017 is expected to swing to profitability.

Ligitek

Leotek expects 40-50% growth in 2018 LED smart streetlamp shipments

Aug 18, 15:32

Leotek Electronics, a subsidiary of EMS provider Lite-On Technology, has obtained orders for more than 100,000 LED smart streetlamps via open-bid competition in Taiwan, the US, the UK and the Middle East and expects shipments for the product line in 2018 to increase 40-50% on year.

LED smart lamps sponsored by Lite-On Technology at a Universiade 2017 venue

Ledtech reports strong 2Q17 gross margin

Aug 14, 11:05

Ledtech Electronics, among all Taiwan-based LED packaging service providers, has posted the highest gross margin of 31.76% for second-quarter 2017.

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Everlight, Lextar report profits for 1H17

Aug 11, 11:42

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics have released their financial reports for second-quarter 2017, recording net EPS of NT$1.56 and NT$0.09 respectively for January-June.

Laster Tech expects operations to peak in 4Q17

Aug 11, 09:58

LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech expects quarterly operations in 2017 to peak in the fourth quarter mainly because automotive clients will launch new models, and so are expected to release increased orders, according to the company.

Coretronic acquires Calibre

Aug 10, 13:07

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in UK-based Calibre, a supplier of image processing products, specialist scalers, flat panel displays and related software products.

SY Chen, president of the visual solution business group at Coretronic

Osram Opto Semiconductors starts expansion of LED factory in China

Aug 10, 10:37

Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors has begun expansion at its factory in Wuxi, eastern China, with an investment of EUR195 million (US$229 million). The expansion is scheduled to be completed in early 2019, according to China-based media reports.

Lextar, Unity Opto see July revenues rise on month

Aug 8, 15:05

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics and LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.115 billion (US$36.7 million) and NT$482 million respectively for July, the former rising 9.52% sequentially and 6.71% on year and the latter growing...

China market: Prices for LED packaging materials rise

Aug 7, 09:30

Due to tight supply, suppliers of materials used in LED packaging in the China market have hiked quotes and the increased prices are likely to remain in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to industry sources in China.

LedLink 2Q17 gross margin hits 17-quarter high

Aug 3, 21:40

LedLink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, has released its second-quarter 2017 financial report, with gross margin of 45.69% being the highest quarterly level since second-quarter 2013.

Tons Lightology reports worse-than-expected 2Q17 results

Aug 1, 10:16

Lighting solution provider Tons Lightology saw worse-than-expected results in second-quarter 2017 despite it being a traditional peak season, as Europe-based clients adjusted inventory levels and decreased orders, and competition from China-based firms heated up significantly, according to the compa...

Digitimes Research: Mini LEDs to be initially used in backlighting for automotive displays

Jul 31, 21:20

Mini LEDs, with much higher yield rates than those for Micro LEDs, are expected to come into commercial production next year, with initial application expected to be backlighting of LCD automotive displays, according to Digitimes Research.

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