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Philips announces 1Q14 results

Apr 22, 15:53

Philips has reported first-quarter 2014 sales of EUR5 billion (US$6.9 billion) and operational results of EUR368 million.

40W LED bulb prices drop in March, says LEDinside

Apr 21, 21:49

The global 40W equivalent LED bulb ASP dipped slightly by 1.3% in March to US$14.90, with the price decrease most evident in China, according to LEDinside. The ASP for 60W equivalent LED bulbs did not fluctuate and remained at US$20.80.

Taiwan LED firms hold rosy business outlook for 2Q14

Apr 21, 10:10

Taiwan-based LED chip makers and packaging houses are generally optimistic about their business operations in the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to strong demand from LCD TVs and mobile terminal devices, and in lighting, according to some LED companies.

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Industrial electronics chip market rebounds, says IHS

Apr 15, 14:44

Powered by the freshly fueled gears of reviving economies, the global market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications overcame a serious fall in 2012 and roared back to life in 2013, boding well for an even more energetic 2014, according to IHS.

Lite-On Technology March revenues increase

Apr 9, 11:40

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.275 billion (US$602 million) for March, rising 18.76% sequentially and 11.21% on year, and January-March consolidated revenues reached NT$51.392 billion, up 10.68% on year.

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China fall in March

Apr 8, 11:33

March average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market slipped 11.0% sequentially to CNY33.9 (US$5.5), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) saw a 2.9% decline to CNY44.0, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar, Unity Opto see increased March revenues

Apr 8, 10:54

Lextar Electronics, a vertically-integrated LED firm, has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$1.123 billion (US$37.0 million), up 27.42% sequentially and 3.22% on year. LED packager Unity Opto Technology had NT$753 million in March consolidated revenues, growing 25.17% sequentially and 6.88%...

Philips and ABB announce collaboration to simplify integration of connected lighting systems

Apr 1, 15:43

ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device control for commercial buildings.

Lextar to debut white chip LED featuring substrate-free flip chip and phosphor molding process

Apr 1, 14:16

Lextar Electronics will debut a package-free "white chip" LED technology that features substrate-free flip chip and phosphor molding process, and can be fabricated by current SMT equipment. The white chip is a chip scale die without packaging process, featuring high lumen densities, high...

Lite-On reports 2013 EPS of NT$3.83 and 2013 dividend of NT$2.76 per share, with cash yield of 6.3%

Mar 31, 21:24

Lite-On Technology has reported that its fourth-quarter 2013 consolidated sales reached NT$59.36 billion (US$1.95 billion), up 12% on year and 4% on quarter, hitting a 10-quarter record high. Net profits were NT$2.52 billion, up 9% on year and 4% on quarter with EPS of NT$1.09, hitting a quarterly...

LED 1Q14 pricing remains flat despite increased Ultra HD TV and lighting demand, says LEDinside

Mar 31, 21:22

LED pricing declined 5-9% in first-quarter 2014 as distribution channel inventory levels gradually returned to norm and manufacturers stocked up before the China May Day holidays, according to LEDinside.

Lextar to unveil LED point-light candle lamp

Mar 27, 14:27

Lextar Electronics has announced a new LED point-light candle lamp based on advances made recently in light source design. The new candle lamp illuminates objects from a small pointed light source and spreads outward in all directions as wide as nearly 360-degrees.

Unity Opto to deal out 2013 dividend

Mar 27, 11:26

LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$0.40 (US$0.013) for 2013, according to the company.

Consumer demand for LED lighting rises as demand for LED backlighting falters, says DisplaySearch

Mar 26, 14:27

Although demand for LED chips for backlighting applications in display screens is expected to decline, LED lighting sales are growing, and total shipments of LED chips are on the rise. According to DisplaySearch, worldwide LED lighting chip sales reached US$1.1 billion in 2013 and are predicted to...

Philips to establish Research hub in Africa

Mar 25, 14:09

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which will focus on creating new inventions, as well as bringing these inventions to the market.

Everlight to deal out 2013 cash dividend

Stockwatch - Mar 25, 11:16

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3 (US$0.10) for 2013, accounting for 85.47% of its corresponding net EPS of NT$0.51, according to the company.

LED lighting market value at US$30.5 billion in 2014, says EORL head

Mar 24, 14:07

Global LED lighting market value is estimated at US$30.5 billion for 2014 and will increase to US$51.6 billion in 2018, according to Liu Chun-ting, director general for Electronics and Optoelectronics Research Laboratories (EORL) under Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute...

OLED lighting market value to reach US$10 billion in 2020, says Panasonic R&D director

Mar 24, 11:12

LED and OLED lighting is expected to replace all types of conventional lighting products in 2020 and OLED lighting' global market value will reach US$10 billion, the Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT) cited Panasonic R&D director Takuya Komoda as saying.

Delta Electronics develops smart LED street lamp systems

Mar 21, 14:38

Delta Electronics has finished developing smart LED street lamp systems, integrating its power management and heat dissipation solutions as well as data center and networking technologies with LED street lamps, according to company chairman Yancey Hai.

LED industry to enter 3 golden years, says Epistar chairman

Mar 20, 21:02

Mainly due to fast growing global demand for LED lighting, the L ED industry will enjoy three golden years during 2014-2017, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.

Leadray Energy becomes largest LED street lamp supplier in Taiwan

Mar 20, 12:11

LED lighting supplier Leadray Energy has cumulatively shipped nearly 80,000 street lamps to local governments in Taiwan and has become their largest supplier since 2010, according to the company.

Lextar Electronics to showcase ultra-thin direct-type LED panel lamp at Light + Building in Frankfurt

Mar 18, 20:46

Lextar Electronics will exhibit an ultra-thin direct-type LED panel lamp at the 2014 Light + Building fair to take place in Frankfurt, Germany, during March 30-April 4, according to the company.

Philips acquires 51% of GLC

Mar 18, 14:28

Royal Philips has announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire 51% of General Lighting Company (GLC), a major lighting company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), from a consortium of shareholders that include Alliance Holding Ltd. (Alliance), the Hejailan Group, and The Carlyle Group.

Analog IC vendor On-Bright reports strong profit growth for 2013

Newswatch - Mar 14, 14:35

Analog IC vendor On-Bright Electronics has reported net profits of NT$540 million (US$17.79 million) for 2013, increasing 53.7% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$12.81 for the year.

Coretronic ships 6.47 million BLUs in February

Mar 11, 11:08

Coretronic shipped 6.47 million backlight units (BLUs) in February, decreasing 19% sequentially, according to the company.

Epistar, Everlight post mixed sequential growth in February revenue

Mar 10, 21:18

Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, had February consolidated revenues of NT$1.982 billion (US$65.4 million) increasing by 4.95% on month and by 57.48% on year, while the largest Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw those of NT$1.886...

Lextar reports 4Q13 and 2013 full-year financial results

Mar 10, 21:15

Lextar Electronics has reported it consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 reached NT$3.32 billion (US$109.55 million). The company's consolidated gross margin was 10.1%, while net profit for the fourth quarter was NT$33 million. Lextar's consolidated revenues for full-year 2013 was NT$13.75...

Digitimes Research: February LED bulb prices in China market down over 18%

Mar 6, 11:35

February average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market slipped 18.8% sequentially to CNY38.1 (US$6.2), and 9W ones (equivalent to 60W incandescent) dropped 18.1% to CNY45.3, according to Digitimes Research.

Shift in lighting technologies to dim energy use by end of decade, says IHS

Mar 3, 15:16

A fundamental paradigm shift in lighting technologies toward more efficient lamps and bulbs will significantly reduce global electricity demand for general illumination in the next few years, according to IHS.

LEDs in biophotonics and medical science devices reach US$77.3 million in 2013, says firm

Feb 26, 15:13

The worldwide consumption value of LEDs in biophotonic and medical devices reached US$77.3 million, an increase of 19.8% versus 2012, according to ElectroniCast Consultants.

LED bulb prices to drop further in 2014, says firm

Feb 24, 15:12

Global 40W equivalent LED bulb ASPs rose 0.5% to US$15.30, with price increases most evident in Japan, according to LEDinside. Conversely, the global 60W equivalent LED bulb ASP dipped 0.9% to US$21.20.

Lextar Electronics tops Taiwan LED makers in patent application in 2013

Feb 21, 15:10

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics filed applications for 208 patents with the Intellectual Property Office under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2013, the highest number for the third consecutive year among Taiwan-based LED makers,...

Digitimes Research: January 40W-equivalent LED bulb prices in Japan market down on month

Feb 19, 11:43

Average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W and 60W incandescent ones in the Japan market stood at JPY1,633 (US$16) and JPY2,473 respectively in January 2014, slipping by 3.2% and remaining unchanged on month respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

LED lighting demand and flexible OLED devices expected to bring demand for makers in 2014

Feb 17, 14:57

LED TV backlighting demand is expected to remain flat on year in 2014 while pricing and the penetration rate for LED lighting is expected to increase, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China sets LED production value of CNY1 trillion for 2020

Feb 14, 16:07

The China government has set a 2020 target production value of CNY1 trillion (US$164 billion) for all types of LED products, with 70% of the value to come from LED lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

GaN LED revenues increase 10.6% in 2013 but fast growth is coming to an end, says IHS

Feb 14, 10:56

Driven by surging demand from the lighting, tablet and mobile backlighting segments, global revenues for GaN LED climbed 10.6% in 2013, but this could mark the last hurrah for the era of double-digit dollar growth for the market, according to IHS.

Epistar has order visibility until 2Q14

Feb 11, 11:28

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has received orders with shipments scheduled through the second quarter of 2014, according to the company.

Adata January revenues slip 4%

Feb 10, 14:27

Consolidated revenues at memory module manufacturer Adata Technology slipped 4.1% sequentially to NT$2.775 billion (US$91.6 million) in January 2014. On an annual basis, however, sales grew 4.7%.

LED lighting market to grow 25% in 2014, say supply chain sources

Feb 6, 14:44

The LED lighting market will reach US$5.7 billion in 2014, up about 25% from over US$4.58 billion in 2013, according to supply chain sources.

Super high power LEDs to be in 50% of lighting shipments by 2017, says firm

Jan 29, 11:20

According to Strategies Unlimited, revenues for LEDs in lighting applications, which includes both replacement lamps and luminaires, are expected to have a CAGR of 30% and reach a total value of US$13 billion by 2017.

Cree demonstrates 200-lumen LED concept luminaire

Jan 24, 14:55

Cree has demonstrated its first 200-lumen-per-watt (LPW) LED concept luminaire, which offers more than twice the efficiency of linear fluorescent luminaires, according to the company.

Explosion-proof LED-based lamps to increase to US$248 million in 2020, says Electronicast

Jan 21, 14:32

The global consumption value of LED-based lamps used in explosion-proof light fixtures is forecast to increase from US$151.5 million in 2013 to US$248.1 million in 2020.

AsiaTree Global Technology promoting LED light automation equipment

Jan 17, 11:49

Taiwan-based AsiaTree Global Technology (AGT) has begun marketing its in-house-developed AT8000 series automated equipment for LED T8 light tubes, and will additionally offer the AT6000 series for LED light bulbs in the second half of 2014, according to the company.

LED and visible light communications could be key to unlocking US$5 billion indoor location market, says ABI Research

Jan 15, 14:50

While the indoor location market is relatively nascent, companies are already aggressively addressing next-generation, high accuracy (sub-5m) technologies to ensure they are best placed to dominate the emerging multi-billion dollar retail technology market. LED/Visible light Communications (VLC) is...

Lite-On Technology sees increased December revenues

Jan 9, 11:03

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.182 billion (US$673 million) for December, increasing 2.97% sequentially and 16.07% on year. Fourth-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues reached NT$59.231 billion, growing 3.51% sequentially and 11.74% on year, while consolidated...

Adata sees increased December revenues

Jan 8, 21:00

Memory module maker Adata on January 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.893 billion (US$96.4 million) for December, rising 11.16% on month and 10.71% on year, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: December retail prices for 40W-equivalent LED bulbs fall in main markets

Jan 8, 15:00

December average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W incandescent bulbs in the US, Europe, Japan and South Korea all decreased on month, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Japan to keep largest share of global LED lighting in 2014

Jan 7, 15:51

Among main lighting markets around the world , Japan will remain as the largest LED lighting market with a global share of 25.6% in 2014, down 3.4pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Lextar, Unity Opto see sequential drops in December revenues

Jan 6, 22:35

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Lextar Electronics had December consolidated revenues of NT$1.098 billion (US$36.6 million), a decrease of 5.84% on month but an increase of 51.88% on year, while LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology saw those of NT$456 million drop by 14.14% on...

China LED lighting market to more than double to US$7.4 billion in 2017, says Lux Research

Jan 3, 12:33

China's LED lighting market will more than double to US$7.4 billion in 2017 from US$3.1 billion, as ongoing urbanization, local energy savings targets, and price cuts make the technology more appealing, according to Lux Research.

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