Harvatek starts production of LED-embedded yarn
Nov 16, 21:44
LED packaging service provider Harvatek, viewing that LED lighting prices keep falling due to persistent price-cut competition, has started production of LED-embedded yarn and began shipments in small volumes in October 2015, according to the company.
Everlight sees decreased October revenues
Nov 11, 11:22
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.321 billion (US$71.4 million) for October, decreasing 6.85% on month and 17.29% on year.
Lextar, Unity Opto see on-month growth in October revenue
Nov 9, 11:06
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics saw consolidated revenues of NT$1.308 billion (US$40.2 million) for October increase 2.67% on month and 17.19% on year, while LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology had those of NT$588 million growing...
China LED makers see mixed growth in January-September
Nov 5, 15:37
China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker San'an Optoelectronics saw revenues of CNY3.602 billion (US$576 million) and net profit of CNY1.447 billion for January-September 2015 increase 3.55% and 37.82% respectively on year, while fellow maker HC SemiTek had revenues of CNY699 million growing...
Digitimes Research: October LED light bulb prices mixed in China market
Nov 5, 14:30
October average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 9.7% on month to CNY29.8 (US$4.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 1.9% to CNY36.9, according to Digitimes Research.
Expansion by China makers to increase global LED chip capacity by 8% in 4Q15
Oct 26, 15:15
As subsidies offered by local governments in China for procuring MOCVD sets will end soon, some of China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are procuring such equipment and most of the additional MOCVD sets are expected to come into operation by the end of 2015, according to industry sources...
Unity Opto selling Toshiba LED light bulbs in Europe
Oct 14, 16:12
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has begun selling Toshiba LED light bulbs in the Europe market and expects monthly shipments to reach 10 million units, according to the company.
Harvatek, TTRI set up joint venture for LED embedded yarn
Oct 13, 11:32
LED packaging service provider Harvatek has established a joint venture with government-sponsored Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) for developing LED embedded yarn, with the joint venture responsible for competing for orders and Harvatek for production, according to the company.
Taiwan market: Japan-based Sansui Electric launches inexpensive LED light bulbs
Oct 12, 20:25
Japan-based own-brand audio and video equipment maker Sansui Electric has launched inexpensive LED light bulbs in the Taiwan market, with a 6W LED light bulb equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb for sale at NT$99 (US$3.0) and a 9W one equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb at NT$149 with 2-year warranty,...
Epistar, Lextar Electronics September revenues up on month, down on year
Oct 8, 10:43
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.147 billion (US$65.3 million) for September, increasing 11.84% on month but decreasing 5.36% on year, while fellow maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics had those of NT$1.274 billion growing 10.57%...
Unity Opto revenues rise in September
Oct 7, 10:57
LED packaging firm Unity Opto Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$550 million (US$16.8 million) for September, increasing 7.89% on month but decreasing 40.09% on year.
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...