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.
The mid-power LED lighting trend: Q&A with Philips Lumileds CEO
Sep 12, 12:01
While mid-power LED chips account for only a small proportion of LED lighting currently, the proportion will grow fast over the next few years to reach about 50%, Philips Lumileds Lighting CEO Pirre-Yves Lesaicherre said during a Digitimes interview.
Epistar sees slightly increased August revenues
Sep 9, 21:27
Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, on September 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.971 billion (US$65.7 million) for August, an increase on month of 2.85% and 0.39% on year, and revenues of NT$14.280 billion for the January-August period, a rise on year of 4....
Commentary: What is Sanan seeking in Formosa Epitaxy deal?
Sep 4, 15:00
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has given a conditional approval to China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics' proposal to invest NT$2.352 billion (US$78.4 million) in Taiwan-based fellow maker Formosa Epitaxy for a 19.9% stake.
LED maker Ubilux shuts down
Aug 29, 21:18
Ubilux Optoelectronics, a LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker based at the Southern Taiwan Science Park, has ceased business operations, according to industry sources.
Epistar, Everlight, Lextar expected to land orders from LED lighting vendors
Aug 26, 14:38
Cree has seen better than expected sales performance for its LED light bulbs made using mid-power LED chips and other international LED lighting vendors will adopt mid-power LED chips as well. As a result, Taiwan-based makers Epistar, Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics are expected to obtain...
Lextar to see 5-10% sequential growth in 3Q13 revenues, sources say
Aug 16, 11:17
Lextar Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker as well as LED packaging house, is expected to see consolidated revenues for third-quarter 2013 increase 5-10% sequentially due to growing orders for LED backlight units (BLUs) used in Ultra HD LCD TVs, according to Taiwan-based...
Tong Hsing looks to strong sales in 3Q13
Aug 12, 18:09
Tong Hsing Electronic Industries expects its sales in the third quarter of 2013 to grow at the same pace or higher than the 8% it posted in the previous quarter, powered by ever growing demand for LED substrates and CMOS image sensors, according to company president Heniz Ru.
Epistar, Everlight see strong improvements in 2Q13 operations
Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:07
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, which saw net operating loss of NT$306 million (US$10.4 million) and net loss of NT$248 million in the first quarter of 2013, has reported net operating profit of NT$387 million and net profit of NT$362 million for the second quarter.
I-Chiun posts 1H13 net EPS of NT$0.41
Aug 7, 15:16
Taiwan-based LED lead frame maker I-Chiun Precision Industry recorded consolidated revenues of NT$3.382 billion (US$113 million), gross margin of 10.53%, net operating profit of NT$59.5 million, net profit of NT$82.6 million and net EPS of NT$0.41 for the first half of 2013, according to the company...
Lextar announces 2Q13 financial results
Aug 5, 15:27
Lextar Electronics has reported its financial performance for the second quarter of 2013. Lextar recorded consolidated revenues of NT$3.85 billion (US$128.49 million), up 33.1% over the previous quarter and up 47.3% on year. Lextar's gross margin for the second quarter was 17.4%, a 10.6pp increase...