Taipei, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:57 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
36°C
Realtime news
  • Taiwan market: Smartphone sales rebound in June

    Mobile + telecom | 28min ago

  • China may hike 2020 target cumulative PV installation capacity to 150GWp, says IHS

    Green energy | 1h 40min ago

  • Taiwan sees 2015 technology trade deficit of NT$123.9 billion, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 3h 10min ago

  • Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 1H17, says IC Insights

    Bits + chips | 4h ago

  • Young Optics suffers 1H17 net loss per share of NT$0.97

    IT + CE | 4h 5min ago

  • SPIL net profits hike in 2Q17

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 21:49

  • PTI optimistic about 3Q17

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 21:46

  • India reportedly to start anti-dumping probe into PV products from China, Taiwan, Malaysia

    Green energy | Jul 25, 20:49

  • China January-June software revenues reach CNY2.558 trillion, says MIIT

    IT + CE | Jul 25, 20:36

  • Merry reports strong earnings for 2Q17

    Mobile + telecom | Jul 25, 20:33

  • Silicon wafer shipments remain at record highs, says SEMI

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 20:31

  • China January-June software revenues reach CNY2.558 trillion, says MIIT

    Before Going to Press | Jul 25, 20:21

  • Merry reports strong earnings for 2Q17

    Before Going to Press | Jul 25, 20:20

  • Aaeon nets NT$2.99 per share for 2Q17

    Before Going to Press | Jul 25, 20:20

  • Taiwan IC design service and IP firms land AI chip orders from China

    Before Going to Press | Jul 25, 20:18

  • Deren cooperates with Intel to develop USB 3.1 front-panel internal connectors and cable

    Before Going to Press | Jul 25, 20:18

  • Taiwan to host WCIT 2017

    Before Going to Press | Jul 25, 20:12

Pause
 | 
View more

KIMM succeeds in producing Micro LED panels using roll-to-roll transfer technology

Jul 25, 09:25

The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) under South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on July 24 announced that it has succeeded in production of Micro LED panels using roll-to-roll transfer technology, according to South Korea-based media reports.

Quasi-Micro LED expected to be used in 2018, says LEDinside

Jul 21, 15:27

As there are technological bottlenecks in commercializing Micro LED technology, especially that in mass transfer, quasi-Micro LED chips are expected to be used in displays in 2018 as interim solution before breakthrough is achieved in mass transfer technology, according to LEDinside.

Micro LED may be competitive with OLED in large-size displays

Jul 19, 14:46

While Micro LED technology is still under development and some experts think that the technology will be initially applied to small- to medium-size displays while others think the initial application will be large-size displays, large-size applications, especially TVs, will make Micro LED more likely...

Lextar partners with China aftermarket automotive lighting maker

Jul 17, 19:00

Taiwan-based vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has disclosed it has formed a strategic alliance with Guangzhou ZEO Electronic Technology, one of the three largest China-based makers of automotive lighting for the aftermarket.

Lextar has teamed up with China aftermarket automotive lamp maker ZEO

Nichia wins lawsuit against WOFI, sues HTC regarding patent infringement in Germany

Jul 13, 13:58

The District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany has judged that WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a residential lighting subsidiary of Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, infringes Nichia's YAG phosphoric material (used in white LED) patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929),...

Epistar June revenues hit 15-month high, Everlight Electronics flat

Jul 7, 10:07

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.238 billion (US$73.9 million) for June, its highest monthly level since April 2016 and growing 1.09% on month and 6.25% on year. Meanwhile, LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics posted NT$2.373 billion,...

Lextar June revenues down on year

Jul 6, 11:01

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.018 billion (US$33.6 million) for June, growing 2.01% on month but slipping 12.6% on year.

China LED makers to retire about 1,800 old MOCVD sets in 2018-2020

Jul 5, 15:02

China-based LED firms are expected to retire about 1,800 old MOCVD sets in 2018-2020, triggering a wave of replacement demand, according to industry sources.

led

China LED industry recovering

Jul 4, 11:17

As demand for LED end devices has resumed growth amid shortages of LED chip supply, China's LED makers have recently begun expanding their capacities and local governments are also planning new subsidy and investment programs to assist the makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

led

Commercialization of Micro LED hinges on RGB full-color display

Jul 3, 15:28

Many enterprises and research organizations have been developing Micro LED technology, and feasibility of using red (R), green (G) and blue (B) Micro LED chips simultaneously for full-color display is key to commercialization of the technology, according to industry experts.

micro led

Lextar Electronics to focus on profitability in 2017

Jun 30, 10:52

Lextar Electronics will focus its 2017 operations on profitability instead of revenue growth, by maintaining improvements in product mix, according to company chairman David Su.

Lextar Electronics chairman David Su

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.

Epistar lands orders for ultra-brightness AlGaInP LED chips used in plant-growth lighting

Jun 22, 14:38

LED epitaxial wafer and maker Epistar has obtained new orders for ultra-brightness AlGaInP LED chips used in plant-growth lighting, with shipments scheduled until August-September 2017, according to company president Jou Ming-jiunn.

Epistar president

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

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

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...

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display dominance in China AMOLED market to see challenge starting 2018

Jun 13, 15:41

AMOLED smartphone panel shipments to China are expected to keep increasing, but Samsung Display's dominance in the market will start seeing challenges from local competitors in 2018 when they ramp up production for AMOLED panels, according to Digitimes Research.

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

Demand for LED devices used in LED lighting may slip in 3Q17

Jun 9, 10:29

LED lighting players have increased LED device inventory levels, and so global demand for LED chips and devices used in LED lighting is likely to decrease in the third quarter of 2017, according to industry sources.

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.

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...

Topco 2017 revenues to rise over 10%

May 30, 15:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post more than 10% revenue growth in 2017 driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions, according to industry sources.

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.

Micro LED to come into trial production in 2H17

May 24, 14:59

A few makers engaged in R&D for micro LED display products, despite many technological bottlenecks, are expected to take the initiative to begin trial production in the second half of 2017 at the earliest, according to industry sources.

Foxconn, Sharp to invest in micro LED R&D

May 24, 11:01

Sharp disclosed it will invest US$7 million to take a 31.82% stake in eLux, a US-based start-up business engaged in R&D of micro LED technology and its application to displays. Sharp's majority shareholder, Foxconn Electronics, said its subsidiary CyberNet Venture Capital, affiliated LCD panel...

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.

LandMark, TruLight, Epistar look to growing demand for GaAs-based epiwafers

May 19, 10:00

LandMark Optoelectronics, TrueLight and Epistar expect growing use of VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) 3D sensing in smartphone cameras to increase demand for GaAs-based epitaxial wafers used to produce VCSEL diodes, according to the companies.

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,...

2 China makers to expand AlGaInP LED chip capacities

May 10, 11:09

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers San'an Optoelectronics and Xiamen Changelight will expand production capacities for AlGaInP LED chips by adding 19 and 20 MOCVD sets respectively, according to industry sources.

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...

Epistar starts patent infringement lawsuit in US

May 5, 15:30

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed with the United States District Court for the Central District of California a patent infringement charge against US-based Lowe's Companies and Lowe's Home Centers. The Kichler Lighting LED filament light bulbs and Utilitech LED light bulbs sold...

Epistar 1Q17 gross margin hits 11-quarter high

May 4, 10:25

Epistar has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, recording consolidated revenues of NT$5.731 billion (US$189 million), gross margin of 19.73% which was the highest quarterly level since third-quarter 2014, net operating profit of NT$417 million, net loss of NT$281 million and net loss...

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.

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.

Arima Optoelectronics strives to reach break-even operation

Apr 21, 15:31

LED epitaxial wafer and chip and laser diode maker Arima Optoelectronics (AOC) consecutively suffered net losses from 2011 to 2016 and focuses business operations in 2017 on breaking even, according to the company.

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.

Epistar may begin production of Mini LED chips in 2H17

Apr 17, 12:19

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is likely to begin production of Mini LED chips with sizes of about 100-micron through cooperation with international clients in the second half of 2017. The Mini LED chips will be used in large displays, according to the company.

Crystalwise Technology steps into lithium tantalate wafers, lithium niobate wafers

Apr 17, 11:48

Sapphire wafer maker Crystalwise Technology has extended production to lithium tantalate wafers and lithium niobate wafers, materials used to make wireless communication RF SAW (surface acoustic wave) filters, and ships 100,000 a month, according to industry sources.

Epistar capacity at full utilization

Apr 13, 11:12

LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has fully utilized its production capacity since March 2017 and has obtained orders for blue-light LED chips with total ordered volume 30% over the corresponding prodcution capacity, according to the company.

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,...

China LED chip makers expanding capacities

Mar 28, 14:54

Sanan Optoelectronics, the largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, is expanding production capacity through adding 94 MOCVD sets to a total of 380 at the end of 2017, while fellow maker Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology will start operations at its new factory with monthly production...

Lextar to showcase LED PES headlight module at auto lamp exhibition in China

Mar 28, 11:13

Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics will showcase an LED PES (poly-ellipsoid system) automotive headlight module at Shanghai International Auto Lamp Exhibition 2017 during March 30 and 31, according to the company.

Everlight Electronics nets NT$4.13 per share for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 27, 10:24

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has released its financial report for 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$29.347 billion (US$926 million), gross margin NT$24.47%, net operating profit NT$2.136 billion, net profit NT$1.840 billion and net EPS NT$4.13, and decided to distribute...

Lextar suffers net loss per share of NT$1.28 for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 11:04

LED wafer, chip and packaging service provider Lextar Electronics has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$13.789 billion (US$434 million), gross margin of 5.69%, net operating loss of NT$682 million, net loss of NT$728 million and net loss per share of NT$1.28.

Everlight, Epistar see increased February revenues

Mar 9, 10:40

LED packaging service provider Everlight Elctronics has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.140 billion (US$69.7 million), increasing 4.96% sequentially and 1.72% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.822 billion, growing 8.30%...

San'an Optoelectronics recruiting university graduates in Taiwan

Mar 6, 14:59

San'an Optoelectronics, the largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, is recruiting graduates with master's and doctroal degrees from Taiwan's universities as executives in reserve, according to industry sources.

More LED upstream coverage
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

25-Jul-2017 markets closed

 LastChange

TAIEX (TSE)10463.15+1.87+0.02% 

TSE electronic444.25+1.44+0.33% 

GTSM (OTC)139.23+0.68+0.49% 

OTC electronic203.27+2.06+1.02% 

Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • LCD TV overview - Jun 2011

    Growth of the global LCD TV market was not as strong as expected in 2010 as the market continued to feel the aftershocks of the economic recession that had hit...

  • Overview of LCD TV market - May 2010

    When the economic recession hit at the end of 2008, the LCD TV market seemed to be heading toward a doomsday scenario in 2009; however, demand turned out to be...

  • Taiwan's display system makers - Jun 2007

    In addition to pure display makers such as Amtran, Chi Mei, HANNspree, Taiwan-based home appliance makers such as Tatung, Proton, Kolin, several major IT makers...

  • Taiwan's display system makers - Jun 2006

    Taiwan-based display makers come from a variety of areas in the IT industry, from Compal, which is best known for producing notebooks, to Premier, which also produces...

  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.

10 days cloud