China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are expected to bring about 300 additional MOCVD equipment sets into operation in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, according to industry sources in China.
Everlight, Epistar May revenues down on year
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.985 billion (US$66.4 million) and NT$1.814 billion respectively for May, the former increasing 2.43% sequentially but decreasing 16.16% on year, and the latter...
LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics began shipping LED light bars used in cabins of passenger airplanes to a client in 2017 and has now obtained certification from another, with shipments to begin in fourth-quarter 2018 or first-quarter 2019, according to company chairman Liao Tsu...
Chengdu Xingu Industrial Parks, a mega complex located in Shuangliu District of the largest city in the midwestern area of China, is moving at full throttles to build semiconductor ecosystems associated with IC designs, IC fabrication and terminal applications, aiming to score aggregate annual revenues...
Lextar Electronics will begin small-volume production of mini LED backlighting devices in third-quarter 2018, according to company chairman David Su.
LED chip maker Opto Tech, in order to meet increased orders for silicon-based sensor chips mainly consisting of photo diode and photo transistor chips, is expanding monthly production capacity from about 3.0 billion chips to 3.5-3.6 billion units via investment of NT$400 million (US$13.4 million),...
StrongLED to list subsidiary on China stock market
StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman) will list its China-based subsidiary Grand Canyon LED Lighting Systems (Suzhou) on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2020 at the earliest, according to company chairman James Chang.
Apacer enters smart agriculture sector
Memory module and SSD (solid-state drive) maker Apacer Technology has disclosed it has stepped into smart agriculture by providing spectral horticulture illuminometers for use in plant factories operated by Sanan Sino-Science Photobiotech in southeastern China.
Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses for LED lighting, has begun shipping such lenses for use in LED automotive headlights to South Korea-based clients in second-quarter 2018 and will ship to China-based automotive lamp makers in June, according to company chairman Tang De-long.
Signify launches EyeComfort LED light bulbs in Taiwan
Signify (renamed from Philips Lighting) has launched EyeComfort series LED light bulbs in the Taiwan market.
Innov Tech wins Merck validation for UV LED flip chips
Innov Tech has disclosed it has obtained Merck's validation for its in-house-developed UV LED flip chips in wavelength of 365nm.
Taipei will complete the repalcements of all 160,000 streetlamps with smart LED ones by 2021, according to the city's Department of Information Technology.
LiDAR market set for explosive growth, says Yole
The global LiDAR systems' market for automotive applications is showing an impressive growth between 2017 and 2023: from US$726 million to US$5 billion, it should reach a 43% CAGR during this period, according to Yole Developpement.
Samsung nearly books up mini LED capacity at Sanan
Samsung Electronics has almost booked up China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics' mini LED production capacity in Xiamen to secure supply of chips for backlighting of large-size high-end LCD TVs it will launch in third-quarter 2018, according to industry sources.
Laster lands new LED automotive lighting module orders
Laster Tech has disclosed it has obtained orders for more than 20 new models of LED automotive lighting modules.
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics and EMS provider Lite-On Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.270 billion (US$618 million) and NT$16.568 billion respectively for April, the former decreasing 1.55% sequentially but increasing 4.44% on year,...
Epistar sues V-TAC for patent infringement in US
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has filed with the US District Court for the Central District of California a charge against V-TAC USA - a subsdiary of Europe-based LED lighting supplier V-TAC - for alleged infringement of its seven US patents concerning LED filament light bulbs.
LED automotive lighting module and device maker Excellence Optoelectronics will builb a plant in Michigan to better serve its North American clients, according to company chairwoman and president Fanny Huang.
Everlight reports 1Q18 profits, Lextar sees losses
LED packager Everlight Electronics has reported profits for first-quarter 2018, while vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics has posted losses.
Osram acquires VCSEL specialist Vixar
Osram has added to its expertise in semiconductor-based optical security technology by acquiring US-based Vixar. Already a technology leader in infrared LEDs and infrared laser diodes, Osram said it will have an expanded product portfolio after bringing on board Vixar's specialist capabilities in the...
Unity Opto turns profitable in 1Q18
LED packaging service provider Unity Opto Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.323 billion (US$45.2 million), net profit of NT$37.3 million and net EPS of NT$0.10 for first-quarter 2018, swinging into profitability from continued net losses since fourth-quarter 2016.
Tons Lightology 1Q18 EPS hits record
LED lamp maker and lighting solution provider Tons Lightology has reported net EPS of NT$5.69 (US$0.19) for first-quarter 2018 - a quarterly record.
Own-brand lighting product maker China Electric Mfg has applied for Energy Label for 38 LED lighting products in preparation for competition for government procurement projects, according to the Taiwan-based company.
ITRI showcasing OLED lighting at TILS 2018
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting OLED lighting and smart lighting technologies and applications at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2018 in Taipei during April 25-28.
Nan Ya Photonics completes first rooftop PV system
Nan Ya Photonics, a LED lighting maker and lighting engineering service provider who stepped into EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) for PV power generation projects in second-half 2016, has disclosed it completed in early April 2018 its first project, a rooftop PV system at Iveco Taiwan's...
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...