Ennostar invests in Tyntek
Ennostar has invested less than NT$3.0 billion (US$106 million) to take an about 10% stake in LED chip and Si-based sensor maker Tyntek, according to industry sources.
China-based Lijing Microelectronics Technology (Jiangsu) will expand monthly miniLED packaging capacity to 800 million chips by the end of May 2021, seven months ahead of schedule, according to one of its parent companies, Leyard Optoelectronics.
LED chip and Si-based sensor chip maker Opto Tech will set up a platform for integrating sensing system technologies in a bid to offer one-stop services in the segment, according to company president David Huang.
Taiwan LED makers hike quotes for photo couplers
Viewing that demand for infrared (IR) LED photo couplers has remained strong since 2020, Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology and Everlight Electronics have raised quotes by 10-20% and 10-30%, respectively in the first quarter of 2021.
Third-party foundries will continue to play an important role in Intel's freshly unveiled IDM 2.0 strategy. TSMC is currently a major contract chipmaker for the US chip giant, and is expected to remain so in the foreseeable future. Chip...
A total of 25 companies in Taiwan have newly formed a 5G Smart Pole Standard Promotion Alliance, aiming to draft technological standards and tap huge smart-city business opportunities worldwide.
Opto Tech hikes quotes by 10-30%
LED and Si-based sensor chip maker Opto Tech has raised quotes for all product lines by 10-30%, with orders received since the beginning of 2021 subject to new pricing, according to company president David Huang.
Laster reports profits for 2020
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech suffered losses in the first three quarters of 2020, but impressive results in the fourth quarter sent it back to profitability for the full year.
Unikorn to make microLED for Epistar
III-V compound semiconductor maker Unikorn Semiconductor is expected to undertake outsourced production of microLED panels for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Technology will expand production capacity for infrared (IR) LED photocouplers by 10-15% in 2021, while Everlight Electronics will expand annual packaging capacity for such products by 300 million chips in the year, according to industry sources.
The miniLED backlighting business is expected to increase Ennostar's monthly consolidated revenues by 20-25%, according to company chairman and CEO Biing-jye Lee at a March 18 investor conference.
Taiwan PCB makers gearing up for miniLED TV boom
Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers, such as Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Apex International, are gearing up for the miniLED-backlit TV market boom as they have cut into supply chains of major makers in the new segment, according to industry sources.
MiniLED-backlit TV competition heating up
Samsung Electronics will begin shipping its Neo QLED LCD TVs at the end of March 2021, heating up competition in miniLED backlighting, according to industry sources.
Tons Lightology to hike LED lighting prices
LED lighting maker Tons Lightology has disclosed it will hike quotes for LED lighting products in April 2021 to reflect rising costs of materials, components, labor and shipping.
Everlight optimistic about 1Q21
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has obtained orders for IR and UV LED devices with shipments scheduled until June-July 2021 and will soon begin shipments for miniLED backlight units (BLU) for LCD TVs, monitors, notebooks and tablets, according to industry sources.
Epistar, Lextar report losses for 2020
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics have reported losses for 2020.
Apple reportedly plans to adopt OLED panels in more of its devices including the iPad and MacBook series in 2022, according to industry sources.
Ennostar has order visibility till 3Q21
Ennostar has obtained orders with shipments scheduled until third-quarter 2021 and its utilization rates have reached 80-90%, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based infrared LED photocouplers providers are mulling raising their quotes again in second-quarter 2021, having increased their optocoupler prices across the board by 10-30% a quarter earlier, according to industry sources.
Macroblock has developed miniLED backlighting driver ICs and is likely to begin volume shipments for such driver ICs for use in tablets, notebooks, gaming monitors and TVs in second-half 2021, according to company chairman Yang Li-chang.
Radiant Opto-Electronics aims to ship 2-3 million LED backlight units (BLU) for use in automotive dashboards of about 10 inches in 2021, with Europe-based automakers to be main clients, according to industry sources.
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 packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics and LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) have joined MIH, an open hardware/software-integrated platform specifically for developing electric vehicles (EVs), according...
Laster January revenues hit record
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$656.2 million (US$23.1 million) for January, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive time with increases of 28.87% sequentially and 90.42% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments grew 3.7% sequentially and over 10% on year to come to 25.69 million units in the fourth quarter...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's TV shipments went up 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year to come to 9.52 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments plunged 25.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2020 due to a significant...
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...