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Small-size Micro LED applications may emerge in 1-2 years, says Epistar chairman

Jun 23, 16:30

Application of Micro LED technology to small-size devices including smart wearables, VR and AR devices is likely to emerge in one to two years, while large-size devices may emerge three to five years later, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

Innolux developing Mini LED as predecessor to Micro LED

Jun 21, 16:19

Innolux started development of Mini LED technology a year ago and expects to get the technology ready for commercial application. Innolux sees Mini LED as a predecessor to Micro LED in terms of technological evolution, according to company executive vice president Ting Chin-lung.

Taiwan has advantage to develop Micro LED, says AUO chairman

Jun 20, 15:07

Taiwan's mature TFT-LCD and LED industries create an advantage in the development of Micro LED technology, if the two industries can cooperate on development, according to chairman Paul Peng for TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO).

Taiwan makers hold mixed views of Micro LED feasibility

Jun 19, 16:37

Robert Yek, chairman for LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, and David Su, chairman for vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics are optimistic about Micro LED applications. But Mark Chen, president for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics, and Sandy Liaw,...

micro led

Global LED demand to see mild growth in 2H17, says Everlight

Jun 19, 14:53

Global demand for LED products is expected to grow mildly in the second half of 2017 and remain stable in the first half of 2018, according to chairman Robert Yeh for LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics.

Everlight chairman Robert Yeh expects grow in 2H17

Lite-On Technology, Lextar Electronics pushing for LED automotive headlights

Jun 16, 15:32

EMS provider Lite-On Technology and LED service provider Lextar Electronics have been actively promoting their LED automotive headlight businesses, according to the companies.

Sanan Optoelectronics steps into plant factory business

Jun 16, 10:08

China's largest LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics stepped into the plant factory sector through establishing a joint-venture, Sanan Sino-Science, with the Institute of Botany under the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the end of 2015. Sanan holds a 90% stake in the JV.

Sanan Sino-Science booth at the International Optoelectronics Exposition 2017

Micro LED most likely to be used in 50-inch and above displays initially

Jun 15, 19:58

Micro LED technology will most likely be adopted for 50-inch and above displays with resolution of 50dpi initially, founder and chairman Chen Li-yi for Taiwan-based Mikro Mesa Technology said at a technological symposium on Micro LED displays held by the Taiwan Electronic Equipment Industry Associat...

Lextar Electronics expects operations to peak in 3Q17

Jun 15, 13:53

Lextar Electronics, in view of traditional peak demand for LED backlighting and continual growth in LED lighting, expects 2017 operations to peak in the third quarter, according to company chairman and CEO David Su.

Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su

Smart car photonics show opens in Taiwan

Jun 14, 15:26

The International Automotive Photonics Exposition, the first of its kind in Taiwan, will run alongside the International Optoelectronics Exposition (Opto Taiwan) 2017 in Taipei during June 14-16, according to the main organizer the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

Lextar showcases laser automotive headlight at Smart Car Photonics 2017

Jun 14, 11:52

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics is showcasing a laser automotive headlight using in-house-developed optical lenses and sheets to refract blue-light laser beam into white light at Smart Car Photonics, a sub-exhibition at the International Optoelectronics Exposition (Opto Taiwan) 2017...

Everlight accuses Bridgelux of patent infringement

Jun 12, 21:16

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has revealed it has filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California a charge accusing US-based LED lighting solution developer Bridgelux of infringing on its two US patents, US6335548 and US7253448, concerning basic LED st...

Bright Led Electronics supplies LED lighting for Boeing 737 cabins

Jun 12, 12:37

LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics has become a supplier of LED lighting used in passenger cabins and restrooms of Boeing 737 aircraft for a US-based airline, according to the company.

Epistar, Everlight Electronics see slight growth in May revenues

Jun 12, 12:27

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.214 billion (US$73.3 million) and NT$2.368 billion respectively for May, growing 1.18% on month and 2.67% on year and rising 5.15% and 2.44% respectively.

Everlight Electronics booth at the 2017 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

400-500 million LED filament bulbs to be shipped globally in 2017

Jun 12, 09:10

About 250 million LED filament light bulbs were shipped globally in 2016, and shipments are expected to increase to 400-500 million units in 2017, according to industry sources.

Germany upholds preliminary injunction to ban sale of Everlight white LED products

Jun 7, 13:50

The Dusseldorf District Court in Germany has maintained its preliminary injunction to prohibit Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics from selling three white LED product items in Germany because Everlight Electronics has infringed on Nichia's YAG (white LED phosphoric material)...

Lextar sees decreased May revenues

Jun 6, 11:52

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$998 million (US$33.1 million) for May, decreasing 1.85% on month and 15.66% on year, and those of NT$5.156 billion for January-May slipped 11.48% on year.

China fine pixel pitch LED display makers lower prices

Jun 5, 14:42

China-based Shenzhen Absen Optoelectronic has lowered quotes for fine pixel pitch LED displays by over 20% and fellow makers have followed suit. Consequently, many buyers of such products have temporarily decreased procurement awaiting further price drops, according to industry sources.

Micro LED has potential for use in large-size indoor displays

Jun 3, 12:14

While there are differing views of Micro LED production costs and applications, the technology has large potential for large-size indoor high-resolutions displays, because production costs, if yield rates reach a certain level, are 30-40% lower than for fine pixel pitch LED displays, according to Taiwan-based...

Global demand for LED filament light bulbs growing fast

Jun 2, 10:54

Global demand for LED filament light bulbs, which are styled to look like traditional incandescent light bulbs, has increased from over 70 million units in 2015 to 250 million units in 2016 and further to an estimated 400-500 million units in 2017, according to industry sources.

LED filament light bulbs

Ledlink Optics aims to hike revenue proportion for LED automotive lighting to 30% in 3 years

Jun 1, 15:22

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting, aims to increase the revenue proportion from LED automotive lighting from 7-8% in 2016 to 10-12% in 2017 and further to 30% over the next three years, according to the company.

Welcome to Computex 2017: New friends, renewed rivalries

May 30, 15:37

After several years where players in a post-mature PC industry have been more concerned about making sure they clear out inventory rather than consistently introducing new innovations to the market, Computex Taipei 2017 is gearing up to be a throwback show, where industry heavyweights go toe-to-toe...

Welcome to Computex 2017

IoV market holds strong potential for Taiwan-based makers

May 30, 15:36

While smart cars, connected cars or autonomous cars have been in frequent and diverse discussions across the IT industry, it has been the automobile industry that has been focused on the related development of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, fusion of sensors and Big Data analysis technologies...

Macroblock 2017 EPS to reach NT$8

May 25, 22:13

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock is expected to see its EPS hit NT$8 (US$0.27) in 2017, driven by sales generated from the car-use and small pinch LED display products, according to market sources.

Everlight expanding LED packaging capacity

May 25, 15:40

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is expanding its packaging capacity from 4.5 billion LED chips to 5.5 billion units a month, with the additional capacity to be specifically for fine pixel pitch displays, automotive lighting and infrared devices, according to industry sources.

Epistar expects increases in CSP LED chip shipments for TV BLUs in 3Q17

May 22, 11:09

LED epiwafer and chip maker Epistar expects shipments of CSP (chip-scale packaging) LED chips for LCD TV backlighting to increase beginning third-quarter 2017, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: 9W LED light bulb prices in China rise in April

May 15, 15:37

April 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 11.3% from February 2017 to CNY23.5 (US$3.4), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) increased 9.3% to CNY31.7, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar 1Q17 operations break even after 4 quarters of losses

May 15, 11:30

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$3.141 billion (US$103 million), gross margin of 13.92%, net operating profit of NT$76.6 million, net profit of NT$0.1 million and net EPS of NT$0.00.

Micro LED may have 30% lower cost than fine pixel pitch displays

May 12, 14:15

There are technological bottlenecks in mass transfer of micro LED chips onto substrates, and if such bottlenecks are broken through, micro LED technology can be used in large-size indoor displays with production cost estimated to be 70% of that for fine pixel pitch LED display with pitch of 1.25mm,...

Unity Opto suffers net loss per share of NT$0.44 for 1Q17

May 11, 10:28

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$1.574 billion (US$51.8 million), gross margin of 20.96%, net operating loss of NT$35.4 million, net loss of NT$165.3 million and net loss per share of NT...

Nichia wins patent infringement lawsuit against Everlight in US

May 10, 10:58

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a district court's judgment that Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and its US-based subsidiary Everlight Americas have infringed three US patents owned by Japan-based Nichia, according to Nichia.

Everlight, Epistar see decreased April revenues

May 9, 11:28

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.252 billion (US$74.3 million) and NT$2.188 billion respectively for April, the former decreasing 11.22% sequentially and 6.64% on year and the latter slipping...

Everlight sues Nichia for alleged patent infringement in Japan

May 8, 11:32

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has filed with the Tokyo District Court in Japan charges against Japan-based Nichia, Citizen Electronics and Daiko Electronics for alleged patent infringement.

Lite-On Technology expects huge growth in smart LED street lamp shipment in 2017

Apr 27, 13:53

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects shipments of smart LED street lamps in 2017 to be five times those in 2016, taking up 5% of total LED street lamp shipments, according to the company.

A smart LED street lamp

Cree to set up LED packaging joint venture with San'an Optoelectronics

Apr 27, 12:03

Cree has announced it is forming a joint venture with San’an Optoelectronics to produce and deliver to market high-performing, mid-power lighting class LED packaged products.

Philips promoting healthcare business at IFA Global Press Conference 2017

Apr 25, 12:06

Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2017 organizers Gfu and Messe Berlin hosted IFA Global Press Conference 2017 from April 20-23 in Lisbon, Portugal and invited companies including Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (Philips) to provide keynotes about its healthcare products and...

Digitimes Research: IR, UV-C LEDs major attractions at Taiwan lighting show

Apr 24, 16:12

IR (infrared) and UV-C (ultraviolet with wavelength of 240-290nm) LED, automotive headlights, Micro LED and OLED lighting were major attractions at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) and LED Taiwan 2017 jointly taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to Digitimes Research.

Lite-On, Everlight, Genesis Photonics step into LED automotive headlights

Apr 24, 14:13

EMS provider Lite-On Technology and LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics have extended production to LED automotive headlights, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has provided flip-chip LED chips for CSP (chip-scale packaging) for use in automotive headlights,...

LED tight supply to remain until 3Q17

Apr 19, 11:13

Supply of LED chips produced by China- and Taiwan-based makers has been tight and the situation will remain until the third quarter of 2017 when major China makers ramp up their new production capacity, according to China-based LED packaging service providers. The tight supply partly stems from strong...

Macroblock ships more small pitch LED display products in 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 17, 13:50

LED driver IC supplier Macroblock has reported consolidated revenues of NT$231 million (US$7.618 million) for March, up 13.6% on month and 13.9% on year. For the first quarter of 2017, revenues totaled NT$610 million, increasing 13.3% from a year earlier.

Delta Electronics showcases smart LED lighting solutions at TiLS 2017

Apr 14, 15:14

Delta Electronics is showcasing smart LED lighting solutions at the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) 2017 taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to the company.

Delta showcasing new lighting solutions at TiLS 2017

Nan Ya Photonics steps into PV EPC business

Apr 14, 14:49

LED lighting maker Nan Ya Photonics has stepped into undertaking EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) and 15-20 year maintenance for rooftop PV systems and PV power-generating stations, according to the company.

Nikkiso to set up UV-C LED joint venture in Taiwan

Apr 14, 12:20

Japan-based medical and industrial equipment maker Nikkiso will set up a joint-venture, Nikkiso Formosa, to make UV-C LED chips and devices in Taiwan with petrochemical maker Formosa Petrochemical. Production will begin by the end of 2017 at the earliest, according to industry sources.

ITRI showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at TiLS

Apr 13, 15:46

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting flexible OLED lighting panels with thickness of 0.5mm at the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) taking place in Taipei during April 12-15, according to ITRI.

Unity Opto adjusting LED lighting product mix

Apr 13, 11:23

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology is decreasing production for light bulbs and increasing that for more profitable lamps, with the proportion of lighting revenues for the former to slip to 20% and the latter to rise to 70-80%, according to company chairman Wu Ching-huei.

Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 2016 revenue

Apr 12, 21:46

Japan-based Nichia generated revenues of US$2.423 billion from LED packaging in 2016, the highest among all LED packaging service providers around the world, according to Digitimes Research.

LED automotive headlight prices close to HID models, says Laster Tech

Apr 10, 11:42

Prices for LED automotive headlights are decreasing to close to those for HID (high-intensity discharge) models, and therefore adoption of the LED solutions will grow fast, according to LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech.

Everlight, Epistar see on-month growth in March revenues

Apr 10, 11:39

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw March consolidated revenues of NT$2.536 billion (US$83.4 million) increase 18.51% on month and 3.82% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had revenues of NT$2.231 billion, growing 22.45% on month but slipping 0.08% on year,...

MLS to have full control of Ledvance

Apr 6, 11:44

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will spend up to CNY4 billion (US$580 million) acquiring the whole ownership of Guangdong Mingxin Optoelectronic, which holds a 100% stake in Ledvance, originally a lighting business unit of Osram.

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