Everlight loses patent lawsuit in Japan
The Tokyo District Court has dismissed a claim filed by LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics that Japan-based Nichia, Citizen Electronics and Daiko Electric infringed on its Japanese patent, according to Nichia.
The development of mini RGB LED technology is now being considered the next-generation display technology as mini LED applications are different from the general LED display products, and offer better image quality.
Epistar implementing spin-off plans
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has disclosed it has spun off its semiconductor foundry business unit and will also turn its mini LED R&D operation into a separate entity next year.
Everlight wins lawsuit against Nichia in US
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has announced the US Supreme Court on October 1 returned its final verdict invalidating Japan-based Nichia's two US patents concerning YAG, a phosphor material used to make white LED chips: US5 998 925 and US 7 531 960.
Everlight Eelctronics, Epistar and Lextar Electronics have all reported on-year declines for September revenues.
Mini LED is beginning to be used in high-end devices and stands a chance of replacing existing LED backlighting in the future mainly because of its simpler structure and material, according to David Su, chairman of Lextar Electronics.
LED's penetration in the global automotive lighting market will rise to 30% in 2020, and the proportion in China will increase to over 50%, according to Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).
Seoul Semiconductor reportedly accuses ex-employees of leaking trade secrets to Everlight
Seoul Semiconductor has asked Korean police to detain three former employees, accusing them of transferring business secrets concerning LED automotive headlight technology to Taiwan's Everlight Electronics, which they now work for, according to industry sources.
Trade war set to hit China LED lighting makers
The latest US plan to impose 25% of tariffs on China-made products beginning January 1, 2019 is expected to drive LED lighting vendors to reduce orders for China-based makers and shift some to Taiwan.
Taiwan Edison Creative Technology has unveiled an LED street lamp independently powered by a PV module, a 1,150W mini wind turbine in combination with a 1,200W energy storage battery.
The Taiwanese city of Taoyuan has disclosed it has adopted HPE's Edgeline, an IoT-based smart street lighting solution, for a pilot project to install 1,800 LED streetlamps in an area surrounding a high-speed railway station.
The recently concluded Touch Taiwan 2018 was a great fanfare with the exhibits including a 277-inch bezel-less spliced wall panel and also a 100-inch S-UHD TV panel with a 15,360 by 8,640 resolution. Items like these were impressive but might not be the focal points of local exhibitors, particularly...
Laster August revenues up
LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$358.8 million (US$11.7 million) for August, growing 0.13% sequentially and 17.13% on year, and those of NT$2.801 billion for January-August rose 20.60% on year.
Samsung, LG to compete in large-size micro LED TV market
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics both have stepped up efforts to develop micro LED TVs but with different approaches as they move to further enhance their deployments in the large-size TV segments, according to industry sources.
Epistar reports strong sales in August
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.904 billion (US$62.1 million) for August, the highest monthly level so far in 2018 with a sequential growth of 4.97%.
Samsung Electronics will offer a 75-inch MicroLED TV in 2019 with the display panel to be made up of 30- by 50-micron micro LED chips produced by PlayNitide, according to industry sources.
It is already difficult to make a profit from the competitive general LED lighting market where there is little room for hiking luminous efficiency and prices have dropped to rock-bottom levels. But innovative smart LED lighting that allows personalization and lighting ambience adjustments offers a...
Lextar sees increased August revenues
Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.078 billion (US$35.2 million) for August, increasing 13.75% sequentially and 1.32% on year, and those of NT$7.656 billion for January-August decreased 8.35% on year.
Delta Electronics has disclosed it has shipped over 600,000 LED streetlamps globally since it started developing smart streetlamp solutions in 2010, with over half of them in Taiwan.
Sanan Optoelectronics to install micro LED equipment
China-based Sanan Optoelectronics will set up its first micro LED epitaxial wafer and chip production line in first-quarter 2019, according to industry sources.
Everlight expects invisible LEDs, automotive applications and mini LEDs to drive growth
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects invisible LED devices, automotive applications and mini LED devices to be the main sources of business growth in the future, according to the company.
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics, in response to Japan-based Nichia's announcement that the German Federal Patent Court has upheld the validity of its Germany YAG patent, has indicated the ruling is not final and can be appealed.
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1,249.810 billion (US$40.84 billion) in January-June 2018, growing 8.48% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Epistar is exhibiting mini LEDs of 25-mircon in diameter for use in packaging RGB fine-pitch displays at Touch Taiwan 2018. CO2 H2O
PIDA to promote X-on-silicon concept to extend optoelectronics applications, says new chairman
Optoelectronics and Si-based semiconductor are the two major pillars of Taiwan's hi-tech industry and major growth engine for the country's economy, and the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) will move to promote the X-on-silicon concept seeking to extend the applications...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments grew 5% on year to reach 21.03 million units in the second quarter of 2018.
Taiwan handsets - 2Q 2018
Taiwan handset shipments increased 16.1% sequentially and 0.3% on year to arrive at 20.66 million units in the second quarter...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 7.65 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2018, up 15.9% sequentially and 6.5% on year.
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