Singapore-based semiconductor packaging equipment vendor K&S has seen strong influx of orders for wire bonders for logic ICs and memory chips with delivery lead times extending to 6-9 months, and is optimistic that equipment demand for miniLED backlight applications may grow exponentially starting...
Ennostar will kick off production of miniLED backlight units (BLU) at the end of first-quarter 2021 or in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
High-end UV-C LED chips in tight supply
High-end UV-C LED chips have been in tight supply along with increasing demand for disinfection applications in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has disclosed it has worked with a US client to develop a 165-inch fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays, with shipments expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2021.
Ingentec, which makes specialty gases used in semiconductor and display panel manufacturing, has developed CMW (copper magnetic wafer) substrates to match its vertical LED structure technology for producing miniLED microLED, according to company chairman and president Charly Chen.
Highlights of the day: LED chipmakers raising quotes
As shortages of components continue to haunt the semiconductor industry, LED chipmakers are now looking to raise their product quotes, which will drive downstream LED lighting product vendors to also increase their prices to reflect the...
LED chipmakers, downstream vendors raising prices
LED chipmakers in Taiwan and China have seen their delivery lead times extend, and have raised quotes for some of their products particularly non-blue light LED chips, which in turn has also driven downstream LED lamp vendors or illumination solutions providers to hike sales prices to reflect increased...
Innolux proposes concept of panel semiconductor
South Korean panel makers are withdrawing from the LCD market, while their Chinese competitors, after frenzy expansion propelled them to the top of the LCD sector, are not expected to further expand their capacity significantly in the future, as they no longer have priority in receiving government...
Opto Tech, Tyntek hike prices for Si-based sensor chips
Vertically-integrated LED maker Opto Tech has hiked quotes for Si-based sensor chips, mainly photo diode and photo transistor chips, by 10-15% and fellow maker Tyntek has followed suit by hiking quotes for such product lines by 5-10%, according to industry sources.
Epistar December revenues hit 20-month high
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported NT$1.468 billion (US$51.5 million) in December consolidated revenues, the highest since May 2019 with increases of 3.58% on month and 8.65% on year.
MiniLED backlighting is expected to strengthen large-size LCD panels' competitiveness against OLED in five years, according to Ting Chin-lung, executive vice president for Innolux.
Lite-On Tech invests in PlayNitride
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has invested in PlayNitride, a developer of microLED technology, for a stake of below 5%, according to industry sources.
Ennostar has become an investment platform combining R&D and production of LED with that of III-V compound semiconductor components in Taiwan through its affiliates, according to company chairman and president Lee Biing-jye.
MiniLED applications will see explosive growths in 2021, with Apple and Samsung expected to introduce miniLED-backlit devices this year.
Epistar to book asset impairment of NT$3.96 billion
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will recognize NT$3.96 billion (US$138 million) in asset impairment in its 2020 financial report, equivalent to reduction in the net EPS by an estimated NT$3.70.
Epistar optimistic about miniLED demand in 2Q-3Q21
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has expressed optimism about its shipments for miniLED-backlit products in the second and third quarter of 2021.
Epistar's joint venture established with China-based display maker Leyard Optoelectronic in the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi started production in October 2020 and has won orders for 67-inch 2K fine-pitch RGB mini LED displays with a pitch of 0.7mm and 81-inch ones with that of 0.9mm, with these displays...
China LED firms raise prices
China-based suppliers of components and materials for LED packaging have recently hiked quotes by 5-10% to reflect increased production cost, prompting local LED packagers to adjust their prices upward, according to industry sources.
PlayNitride partners with EOSRL for microLED
PlayNitride, a Taiwan-based developer of microLED technology, has signed a 4-year cooperation pact with Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) for developing AR, MR and automotive display applications, according to company CEO Charles Li.
EnnoStar, a holding company jointly established by Epistar and Lextar Electronics, expects applications of mini LED technology to contribute 20-30% of its 2021 consolidated revenues, according to Epistar chairman Biing-jye Lee.
Tyntek to start 6-inch wafer production
Vertically-integrated LED maker Tyntek has completed 6-inch epitaxial wafer production capacity for producing customized Si-based sensor chips mainly, and expects to gradually obtain product certification from clients beginning the first quarter of 2021 and start volume production in the following...
FitTech is expanding capacity for providing miniLED probing, testing and sorting services on an OEM basis by 3-4 times the current level, with completion scheduled for January-February 2021, according to the company.
PIDA calls for cross-domain integration
Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) has recently held a green technology investment forum in Tainan, calling for new investments to promote local industries and economy in the southern part of Taiwan.
Samsung is keen on catching up with TSMC in advanced node semiconductor manufacturing, but sources blame unsatisfactory yield rates for 8nm process at the Korean foundry for short supply of Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 30 GPUs. The Korean...
Samsung set to commercialize microLED TVs in 2021
Samsung Electronics is set to launch its microLED TV lineup in the first quarter of 2021, heralding the arrival of the next-generation TV products.
Global tablet market – 4Q 2020
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China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2020
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China smartphone market and industry – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone shipments to the China market amounted to 86.7 million units. The volume represented 19.3% growth...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...