Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has become a upplier of LED automotive lighting modules for Tesla Model 3 taillights, with weekly shipments expected to increase from 15,000 units at present to 18,000 units by year-end 2020, according to industry sources.
China-based LED chip maker San'an Optoelectronics has made better-than-expected progress in developing mini LED, putting it in a good position to compete with Taiwan-based fellow maker Epistar for mini LED backlighting applications to be used in Apple's iPad and MacBook in 2021, according to analyst...
Epistar, Lextar defer stock swap deal
LED firms Epistar and Lextar Electronics have decided to reschedule their stock swap deal from October 20, 2020 to January 6, 2021, awaiting China's antitrust clearance.
The coronavirus pandemic has spurred global demand for UV-C LED disinfection applications, and such demand is expected to persist until 2022, according to industry sources.
PlayNitride to construct 2nd micro LED line
Taiwan-based PlayNitride plans to kick off construction at its second micro LED chip production line soon, having secured the first part of the funds for its US$50 million expansion project, according to company sources.
Entire Technology has worked with clients to develop high-end diffuser plates based on new composite materials and special optical micro-structure for mini LED backlighting for gaming notebooks, monitors, automotive displays, and LCD TVs, according to company chairman David Wang.
Demand for mini LED-backlit display solutions is expected to take off in 2021 with leading system vendors such as Apple and Samsung keenly adopting the solutions in their terminal devices, prompting Taiwan's Chang Wah Technology (CWTC) and JMC Electronics to step up deployments in mini LED substrates,...
Epistar-Lextar merger plan receives Taiwan approval
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Eipstar and vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics have received approval from Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) for their plan to put both of them under a holding company they are forming through a stock swap deal.
Everlight expands UV, IR LED packaging capacity
Everlight Electronics, viewing that demand for ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) LED devices remains strong, has expanded monthly packaging capacity for the related chips to 6.8-7.0 billion units, up 180-200 million units from the pervious level, with the newly added capacity already starting to operation...
A major North American client's decisions to not make major revisions to its car models in the next 3-5 years will allow Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) to continue shipping existing models of LED automotive taillight modules until 2026, according to the company.
Harvatek will work with affiliated YoungTek Electronics to provide probing and testing services for mini/micro LED chip makers, according chairman Bily Wang for both companies.
Macroblock has obtained orders for its mini LED driver ICs from major display vendors for use in their large-size RGB mini LED TVs, according to the company.
Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) and Edison Opto have seen orders for LED automotive lighting modules rebound in third-quarter 2020 and expect booming shipments to remain until November 2020 at least, according to the companies.
Micro LED chips and displays are in the last phase of development towards volume production, according to PlayNitride chairman and CEO Charles Li.
Highlights of the day: TSMC gearing up for 2nm R&D
TSMC is set to open its R&D center for 2nm and more advanced manufacturing processes in Hsinchu in 2021, with plans to build its 2nm wafer fab nearby. TSMC has disclosed it is working closely with a major client to accelerate its 2nm...
Innolux unveils rollable AM mini LED display
LCD panel maker Innolux has unveiled a 55-inch rollable active matrix (AM) mini LED public information display (PID), which will be commercialized in first-quarter 2021.
Lextar Electronics has unveiled a full series of new-generation mini LED backlighting solutions, using COB (flip-chip on board), DOB (driver on board) and mini-lens array technologies.
China Electric conservative about 2H20 operation
Taiwan-based lighting maker China Electric, thanks to uncertainy in domestic demand - such as government procurement orders LED streetlamps - amid the coronavirus pandemic, is conservative about business in second-half 2020.
Everlight 2Q20 net profit hits 14-quarter high
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics recorded net profit of NT$391.7 million (US$13.3 million) for second-quarter 2020, the highest quarterly level since first-quarter 2017.
Opto Tech reportedly to lay off over 100 employees
LED chip and Si-based sensor chip maker Opto Tech will reportedly lay off more than 100 employees, according to industry sources.
Laster sees increased July revenues
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$426.2 million (US$14.4 million) for July, growing 19.18% sequentially and 33.68% on year, and those of NT$2.139 billion for January-July slipped 9.22% on year.
Shareholders of Epistar and Lextar Electronics have approved the establishment of EnnoStar, a holding company that will wholly own both LED firms later this year, according to the two companies.
Smartwatches will be the first major applications for micro LED with volume adoption likely to take place 3-4 years from now, according to Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye.
Work- and study-from-home needs in the wake of the pandemic have shored up demand for IT devices, benefitting makers along the supply chian, including Taiwanese panel suppliers who saw shipments for large-size LCD applications shoot up...
RiTdisplay to ship mini LED display products in 2021
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has taped out commodity mini LED display products and is ready to ship samples to clients for validation, with commercial shipments likely to kick off in 2021, according to company CEO DC Wang.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2020
Taiwan makers' TV shipments reached 6.28 million units in the second quarter of 2020, growing 35.1% sequentially.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...