LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics reportedly has teamed up with Germany-based Hella KGaA Hueck to develop matrix LED automotive headlights, with production to begin in 2020.
Epistar reports operating loss for 2Q19
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported operating loss of NT$739.1 million (US$23.7 million) for second-quarter 2019, the third straight quarterly operating loss since fourth-quarter 2018.
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$1.656 billion (US$53.2 million), up 0.94% sequentially but down 18.27% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.396 billion for the month grew 14.31% sequentially but slipped 23.01%...
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has disclosed it has succeeded in invalidating Nichia's YAG (a material to make white-light LED) patents in the US, Australia, China and Taiwan.
Japan-based Nichia has announced that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has invalidated ZL20071016547.X, a China patent concerning LED flip-chip technology owned by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics.
PlayNitride to start trial production of micro LED chips
Taiwan-based PlayNitride will kick off trial production of micro LED chips at the end of August, 2019, according to company chairman and CEO Charles Li.
Opto Tech sees booming orders for Si-based sensor chips
LED chip maker Opto Tech has seen booming demand for Si-based sensor chips with shipments scheduled through November 2019, and expects shipments in 2019 to grow 20-30% on year, according to the company.
LED packaging service provider Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) has disclosed it aims to obtain licenses for using US-based Cree's patents and trademark, according to an announcement the Taiwan-based company made on the Taiwan Stock Exchange's website.
Taiwan makers set to offer UV-C LED products
Taiwan-based LED makers' UV-C (ultraviolet in wavelength of 265-285nm) LED devices will be featured in at least 4-5 models of home appliances to be launched in second-half 2019 by international vendors, according to industry sources.
Everlight poised to ship mini LED products
Everlight Electronics' mini LED products, including backlighting for LCD gaming monitors, direct-type backlighting for large-size LCD TVs, RGB panchromatic display modules and automotive displays, are being validated by clients, according to industry sources.
Laster, Excellence Optoelectronics expanding capacities
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech is constructing a second factory in Shanghai, with completion scheduled for third-quarter 2019, while fellow maker Excellence Optoelectronics has nearly completed a plant in Michigan, with trial production to begin in third-quarter 2019 and volume production...
Uniflex expects to break even in 4Q19
Uniflex Technology is looking to break even in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to CEO of the flexible PCB specialist Yuan-chih Lee, who also disclosed plans to downsize its capital to unload the company's accumulated losses in the last three years.
Everlight, Epistar see decreased June revenues
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.641 billion (US$52.5 million) shrink 11.27% sequentially and 17.57% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.222 billion slipped 5.24% sequentially and 32.72% on year.
In the first quarter of 2019, the smart home market in Europe grew 23.9%, reaching 21.3 million units shipped to the region, according to IDC. Western Europe is responsible for 88.3% of the region share, but Central and Eastern Europe had the biggest increase of 31.2% on year.
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has disclosed it will complete construction of a second factory in Shanghai, eastern China, in third-quarter 2019.
Japan-based Nichia will begin to ship mini LED chips of 100-micron in size for 15- to 17-inch high-end notebook backlighting in fourth-quarter 2019, according to industry sources.
G2 and Beyond: Foxconn founder sees 'one world, two systems' leadership framework forming
Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou has noted that G2 - the US and China - will replace G20 in a new leadership framework: one world, two systems.
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay expects the world's first batch of commercial production of micro LED-based smartwatches, built using its micro LED display modules, to become available in 2020, according to company sources.
G2 and Beyond: Taiwan should target top-end manufacturing, says Katerra CEO Michael Marks
Michael E Marks, incumbent chairman of Katerra and former CEO of Flextronics has pointed out that Taiwan should focus on the manufacturing of products with premium values instead of mass production of entry-level devices.
Commenting on the US-China trade tensions and how they are affecting the ICT upstream supply chains in Taiwan, Japan and Korea, Digitimes president Colley Hwang has pointed out that the row is in fact a war between the two superpowers over control of technologies.
SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionize all industries.
G2 and Beyond: SoftBank chairman, Foxconn founder, Katerra CEO shed light on global supply chain at Taipei forum
Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou, SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son, and Katerra CEO Michael E Marks gathered together at a Taipei forum on June 22 to dissect the importance of Taiwan in the global IT supply chain, as a new world order is being shaped by the arm-wrestling between the...
Highlights of the day: Intel cutting CPU prices
Epistar faces big challenge to turn profitable in 2019
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, which saw losses in 2019, still stands a chance of returning to profitability in 2019 though it will be "very challenging" to achieve the goal, according to company president Fan Chin-yung.
Highlights of the day: DRAM advancement
Despite the prospect of the US-China trade tensions further driving down DRAM pricing in the second half of the year, vendors continue to advance their technology for the memory. On another front in the semiconductor sector,...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2019
Second-quarter 2019 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China showed 39.1% sequential growth, higher than previously...
China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2019
Smartphone shipments by China-based vendors in second-quarter 2019 topped 180 million units, soaring 26.7% on quarter and 5.6%...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...