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  • The Wall micro LED TV developed by Samsung Electronics
    Sony, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics had showcased large-size micro LED TVs while China-based TCL, Konka and Leyard Optoelectronic had exhibited large-size RGB (red-, green-, blue-light) fine-pitch mini LED displays at CES 2020 during January 7-10, signaling that micro LED TVs will have a good...
  • LED chip inventory is decreasing
    LED chip inventories are generally decreasing toward a healthy level with price drops to slow down, according to LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar.
  • LCD equipment makers are eyeing opportunities from the OLED and micro/mini LED sectors
    Taiwan-based LCD equipment makers could return to a growth track in 2020 by shipping more of their equipment for the manufacture of OLED and mini LED-backlit panels after ending 2019 with decreased revenues, according to industry sources.
  • Lextar has introduced UV-C LED devices for disinfecting portable kettles
    Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has developed PU35CM2 UV-C LED devices for disinfecting portable kettles or small bodies of fresh water, according to the company.
  • Everlight Electronics headquarters in northern Taiwan
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics expects the revenue proportion for automotive-use LED devices, including taillights, headlights, interior lights and sensors, to rise from 7-8% in 2019 to above 10% in 2020, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.
  • AIMobile mobile streetlight
    Taiwan-based AIMobile has developed a mobile streetlight that can be established at road intersections with frequent accidents or during rallies to collect data.
  • Samsung QLED 8K TV
    Samsung Electronics is highlighting its latest QLED TVs and micro LED display devices at CES 2020, demonstrating its determination to maintain its leading position in both segments.
  • Leyard Optoelectronic
    Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has partnered with China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic to exhibit three models of RGB mini LED fine-pitch displays with a pitch of 0.6mm at CES 2020.
  • Micro LED catches attention at CES
    CES 2020 has started with a bang. Big companies - such as Intel, AMD, and Samsung - and startups alike are showcasing their latest products and innivations at the annual show in Las Vegas. For the display sector, mini and micro LED technologies are catching attention, with Samsung demonstrating its...
  • Lextar-developed mini LED backlight unit for gaming notebook panels
    Asustek Computer and Acer are exhibiting 32-inch 4K mini LED-backlit gaming LCD monitors featuring 1,152 local diming zones and maximum luminance of 1,400nits at CES 2020.
  • The micro LED
    Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting at CES 2020 during January 7-10 a 16.7-inch modularized micro LED display that it claims is the world's first model via directly mass transferring micro LED chips onto PCB backplanes without using temporary backplanes.
  • Micro LED modules can be stacked up to form large displays
    Micro LED technology is limited to applications in high-end large-size commercial displays and deluxe home theater systems currently due to high production cost, but technological improvements are expected to broaden its adoption in display modules which can be mosaicked into large screens of various...
  • Vizio highlighting its new TV models
    Vizio is presenting an array of its new TV series, including OLED and mini LED-backlit 8K models, to a number of selected media in a two-day campaign in a venue alongside CES 2020.
  • The Sero
    Samsung Electronics has introduced multiple display devices at CES 2020, including its microLED, QLED 8K and Lifestyle TVs.
  • LG Innotek has stopped LED production
    LG Innotek quit LED production in December 2019, earlier than the originally planned April 2020, resulting in tight supply of UV-A and UV-C chips and devices in the market, according to industry sources.
  • Samsung expected to unveil micro LED plans at CES 2020
    Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil plans regarding hardware specifications of its new micro LED displays as well as investment and schedule for micro LED display production at CES 2020 during January 7-10, according to industry sources.
  • Epistar and Leyard will set up a JV in China
    Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic are looking at CNY5 billion (US$7.18 billion) in annual revenues from a joint venture they are forming for making mini LED and micro LED chips and modules in Wuxi, eastern China, according...
  • Sintronic sees UVC LED applications as a growth driver
    Sintronic Technology will focus on promoting UVC LED and poly-crystal sapphire products as growth drivers for 2020 after a tough year in 2019, according to company chair Ma Yongling.
  • EOI breaks ground for new Taiwan plant
    LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its second factory at Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), northern Taiwan, with completion scheduled for year-end 2020.
  • Micro LED to enter mass production in 2020
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar will establish a joint-venture maker of mini LED and micro LED chips and modules with China-based LED display maker Leyard Optoelectronic in Wuxi, eastern China, according to Epistar.
  • Mini LED still sees limited adoption
    Lextar Electronics has been aggressively promoting its mini LED backlighting modules in many high-performance application industries and has reportedly obtained orders from Micro-Star International (MSI) for its Creator notebook.
  • Ledtech chairman Liu Shou-hsiung
    LED lighting device and module maker Ledtech Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$703.0 million (US$23 million), gross margin of NT$26.09%, net operating loss of NT$49.9 million, net loss of NT$27.3 million and net loss per share of NT$0.27 for January-September 2019.
  • RiTdisplay is diversifying its product portfolio
    PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay is currently focusing on developing mini/micro LED display products as sales of its PMOLED devices have been affected by bans of e-cigarettes in a number of states and cities in the US, according to company CEO DC Wang.
  • StrongLED Lighting System's factory of LED lighting products in China
    LED lighting solution provider StrongLED Lighting System saw January-September 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$939.3 million (US$30.8 million) drop 31.23% on year; gross margin of 27.41%, down 5.1pp, net operating profit of NT$9.6 million, down 95.13%, and net profit of NT$10.2 million, down 93.07%,...
  • Demand for OLED display and mini LED-backlit applications rising
    Robust demand for OLED displays and mini LED-backlit applications will buoy IC materials distributor Wahlee Industrial's sales performance in 2020, according to market sources.

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