Tong Hsing sees net profits up over 20% in 2013
Feb 27, 14:32
Module packaging service and LED substrate vendor Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has reported net profits of NT$1.58 billion (US$52.18 million) for 2013, up 20.6% from a year earlier.
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,...
China market: Local LED driver IC suppliers perform strongly in 2013
Feb 12, 22:06
Most local LED driver IC vendors in China outperformed international and Taiwan-based rival companies in terms of shipments in 2013. Bright Power Semiconductor and Silan Microelectronics were the top-two LED driver IC suppliers in China in 2013, according to industry sources.
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.
Crystalwise, Procrystal to raise additional capital
Stockwatch - Jan 16, 11:26
Sapphire wafer makers Crystalwise Technology and Procrystal Technology will issue 30 million and 12.5 million new shares, respectively, to raise paid-in capital, according to the companies.
Epistar 4Q13 revenues hit record
Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:21
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar generated consolidated revenues of NT$6.105 billion (US$204 million) for the fourth quarter of 2013, its highest quarterly level on record, according to the company.
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...
HTC, LG may use sapphire in flagship smartphones in 2014
Dec 27, 15:01
Smartphone vendors HTC and LG Electronics will likely adopt sapphire home buttons in order to add fingerprint recognition in their next-generation flagship models, the HTC One 2 and G3, according to industry sources.
Epistar to increase investments in two China subsidiaries
Stockwatch - Dec 19, 11:37
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has announced it will increase its investments in two China subsidiaries: an additional US$34 million for United LED (Shan Dong), which it owns a 60% stake, in northern China; and US$20 million for Episky (Xiamen), a wholly-owned subsidiary in southeastern...
Genesis Photonics to defer production at factory in eastern China
Dec 17, 21:53
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics will defer kicking off production at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, from the end of 2013 as originally scheduled to after the 2014 Lunar New Year which falls on January 31, according to company chairman David Chung.
LED driver IC vendors receiving short lead-time orders
Dec 17, 21:50
Taiwan-based LED driver IC vendors including On-Bright Electronics, Macroblock and Silergy have landed an influx of short lead-time orders recently, with order visibility extending to the first quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
IC distributor Alltek revenues soar in November
Dec 16, 15:33
IC distributor Alltek Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.89 billion (US$63.84 million) for November, up 17.9% sequentially and 27.5% on year, buoyed by increased sales of wireless network chips from Broadcom and power management (PWM) ICs from iWatt.
Genesis Photonics looks to LED street lamp demand in China
Dec 10, 14:43
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics plans to compete for orders for LED street lamps from local governments in China in 2014, with such lamps to be made from its flip chip LED devices featuring low electric and thermal resistance, high luminous efficiency, good heat dissipation and...
Epistar sees increased November revenues
Dec 9, 21:14
Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, on December 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.075 billion (US$70.1 million) for November, representing growth of 4.68% on month and 39.84% on year, and those of NT$20.203 billion for January-November, rising by 8.25%...
Epistar expanding LED capacity at China joint venture
Nov 27, 11:31
Taiwan-based Epistar is expanding its LED wafer and chip production capacity at KFES Lighting (Xiamen) - a joint venture (JV) with China-based China Electronics in southeastern China - from nine MOCVD sets currently to 30 in 2014, according to sources with the LED supply chain.
Tong Hsing to see revenues fall sequentially in 4Q13
Nov 12, 22:09
Module packaging service and LED substrate vendor Tong Hsing Electronic Industries expects its sales to drop slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to the previous quarter in which revenues hit a record high of NT$2.24 billion (US$75.82 million).
Epistar, Everlight post mixed sequential growth in October revenue
Nov 12, 11:52
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar had consolidated revenues of NT$1.982 billion (US$67.2 million) increasing 6.26% sequentially and 16.96% on year, while LED packaging house Everlight Electronics saw October consolidated revenues of NT$2.238 billion slip 7.22% sequentially but grow 31.26%...
Lextar posts January-September net EPS of NT$1.82
Nov 4, 22:01
Lextar Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging house, generated net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$1.82 for January-September 2013, according to the company.
Epistar 3Q13 operation turns into net loss
Nov 4, 20:49
Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, saw its operation in the third quarter of 2013 swing to a small net loss of NT$83.4 million (US$2.8 million) due to a non-operating loss of NT$281 million, according to the company.
Sapphire prices expected to rise 10-15% in 1Q14 or 2Q14
Oct 21, 10:42
Prices for sapphire, due to potential extended use in smartphones, are expected to increase 10-15% in the first or second quarter of 2014, Taiwan-based makers cited Russia-based sapphire maker Monocrystal as indicating.
Sanan Optoelectronics plans to add 100 MOCVD sets in 2014
Oct 16, 21:42
The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics plans to expand production capacity by adding as many as 100 MOCVD sets in 2014, company president Lin Ke-chuang said at LEDforum Taipei 2013 on October 16.
Everlight, Genesis, Unity Opto optimistic about 4Q13 business
Oct 15, 12:18
Taiwan-based LED packaging houses Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology as well as LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics hold optimistic business outlooks for the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly because demand for LED backlighting for mobile devices and LED lighting is expected...
Everlight September revenues hit record, Epistar down on month
Oct 11, 10:50
LED chip packaging house Everlight Electronics had September 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$2.413 billion (US$80.7 million) hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw revenues of NT$1.866 billion, decreasing 5.37% on month but up...
Lextar, Unity Opto September revenues down sequentially
Oct 8, 10:31
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Lextar Electronics has reported September consolidated revenues reached NT$1.139 billion (US$38.1 million) decreasing 7.89% sequentially but increasing 13.15% on year. LED chip packaging house Unity Opto Technology saw its September consolidated revenues drop 7.22%...
Taiwan, China LED makers expanding capacity
Oct 3, 11:02
China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers will add an estimated 69 and 125 MOCVD sets in total in 2013 and 2014, respectively, while Taiwan-based makers will add 212 in 2013 and 307 in 2014, according to matket watchers.
Genesis Photonics to supply FC LEDs to Japan-based smartphone vendors
Oct 2, 21:56
LED chip maker Genesis Photonics expects to obtain certification from Japan-based smartphone vendors for flip chip (FC) LED chips used to make smartphone flashes in the fourth quarter of 2013 and begin shipments in the first quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: STC to expand sapphire ingot capacity
Oct 1, 12:13
With more and more smartphones and other portable devices adopting sapphire as cover glass, sapphire ingot vendor Sapphire Technology Company (STC) is looking to double its production capacity to meet the anticipated growth in demand, according to Digitimes Research.
Genesis Photonics expected to see 10% sequential growth in 3Q13 revenues
Sep 24, 19:25
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Genesis Photonics is expected to see consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2013 increasing 10% mainly due to steady shipments of LED chips used in lighting, and for smartphones from China-based vendors including ZTE, Huawei Device and Lenovo,...
Sapphire to be used in new iPad, say Taiwan makers
Sep 18, 11:32
Apple is expected to extend the use of sapphire glass home keys to its new 9.7-inch iPad and 7.9-inch iPad mini to be launched in October, and possibly further adopt sapphire for making touch screen covers for its new iPhone to be launched in 2014, according to Taiwan-based sapphire makers.