LED upstream
  • miniled
    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...
  • apple
    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.
  • led
    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.
  • EOI-produced LED taillight module used in Tesla Model 3
    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.
  • A CMW-based flexible micro LED panel
    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.
  • LED chipmakers are 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 chips and products to see a ramp-up in pricing
    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 executive VP Chin-Lung Ting
    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...
  • 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.
  • A mini LED-backlit display
    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.
  • Innolux-developed 55-inch fine-pitch AM (active matrix) mini LED display based on COB (chip on boar
    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.
  • a
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has invested in PlayNitride, a developer of microLED technology, for a stake of below 5%, according to industry sources.
  • miniled
    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.
  • a
    MiniLED applications will see explosive growths in 2021, with Apple and Samsung expected to introduce miniLED-backlit devices this year.
  • epistar
    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.
  • Mini LED-backlit displays
    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.
  • miniLED
    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...
  • led
    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 CEO Charles Li
    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.
  • Epistar chairman Lee Biing-jye (right)
    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.
  • led
    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...
  • miniLED
    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
    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
    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...
  • microled
    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.

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