Epistar, Everlight Electronics see mixed growth in December revenue
Stockwatch - Jan 8, 14:57
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar on January 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.160 billion (US$65.7 million) for December, increasing 19.12% on month and 6.45% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics had those of NT$2.579 billion rising 1.58% on month but...
Genesis Photonics starts shipments of CSP
Jan 4, 23:13
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics has begun to ship CSP of (chip scale package) of chips for use in automotive headlights, backlighting of LCD TVs and camera flashes, with shipments expected to significantly increase in March 2016, according to company chairman David Chung.
LED device prices to fall 30% in 2016
Dec 22, 17:08
Mainly because China-based makers have expanded production capacity and lowered quotes to be more competitive, prices for LED devices in 2016 are expected to drop 30% on year and prices for LED light tubes and bulbs will slip 20-30% and 30-40% respectively, according to industry sources.
Apple Taiwan lab developing flexible OLED technology, say sources
Dec 16, 15:03
Apple's new lab in Longtan, northern Taiwan is dedicated to developing flexible OLED technology for new displays for use in its devices including iPhones and iPads, and has a team of R&D engineers recruited from local companies, according to sources in Taiwan's LCD driver IC sector.
Epistar, Lextar see November revenues drop sequentially
Stockwatch - Dec 11, 14:51
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw November consolidated revenues of NT$1.813 billion (US$55.8 million) slip 6.88% on month but grow 2.37% on year, while fellow maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics had those of NT$1.167 billion shrinking 10.77% and rising 7.19% respectively,...
Epistar, Opto Tech poised to produce infrared LED chips for iris recognition
Dec 11, 10:32
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is in the process of certification for its infrared LED chips for use in iris recognition by supply chains of US-based smartphone vendors, while fellow maker Opto Tech is doing so by Taiwan- and South Korea-based smartphone-use CCM (compact camera module)...
Epistar may cut output in 4Q15
Dec 8, 11:30
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is likely to reduce production, decreasing utilization from an average of 70% in third-quarter 2015 to 60% in the fourth quarter in order to lower inventory, according to company chairman Lee Biing-jye.
US court fines Epistar US$9.3 million for patent infringement
Nov 27, 11:18
The jury of a US district court in Massachusetts has made a preliminary decision to fine Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar US$9.3 million for infringing US patent No. 5,687,738 possessed by Trustees of Boston University.
Epistar reports losses for 3Q15
Nov 10, 11:12
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has released its third-quarter 2015 financial report, recording net loss per share of NT$0.96 from net operating loss for the second consecutive quarter.
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...
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...
Aceplux to set up PSS joint venture in China, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 20, 11:26
Taiwan-based PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) maker Aceplux Optotech will cooperate with China-based LED epitaxial wafer maker Hexalux Optoelectronics and the government of Yunxiao County, southeastern China, on a joint venture basis to set up annual PSS production capacity equivalent to 12 million...
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%...
Tera Xtal to shut down northern Taiwan plant
Oct 5, 11:14
Sapphire ingot and wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology will close its Yangmei plant in northern Taiwan by November 25 because the lease of the factory will expire soon, according to the company.
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.
Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months
Sep 24, 15:53
The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...
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.
Equipment spending slows but still positive in 2015 and 2016, says SEMI
Sep 10, 15:44
Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used, and in-house) is projected to increase 5% in 2015 to US$37 billion, and rise another 6.6% in 2016 to US$39.4 billion, according to SEMI. Data indicates that some companies still plan to increase equipment spending in the second half of 2015, compared...
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...
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,...
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...
Cree and Epistar sign LED chip patent cross-license agreement
Aug 5, 16:11
Cree and Epistar have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for LED chips to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both hold broad LED chip patent portfolios that are important for making blue LEDs, the foundation of white LEDs found in most...
Epistar lands orders for UV-A LED chips
Aug 5, 14:41
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has obtained orders for UV-A (ultraviolet-A, with wavelength of 320-410nm) LED chips for use in making cosmetics products, according to industry sources.
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...