The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics has been mired in financial turmoil with its stock price falling over 30% in one month after being suspected of faking accounts involving CNY8.6 billion (US$1.26 billion). But it will receive financial support from three...
GCS to acquire stake in Epistar foundry unit
Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) has announced plans to acquire a stake in Unikorn Semiconductor, a foundry spin-off of LED chipmaker Epistar.
China, Taiwan LED makers face big challenge in 2019
China- and Taiwan-based LED firms generally saw prices drop due to weak demand and oversupply in 2018, and in 2019 they are facing probably the biggest challenge in 10 years, as oversupply continues amid uncertainties shrouding the global economy, including the US-China trade war, according to industry...
China-based LED chip makers had high inventory levels exceeding CNY6 billion (US$871 million) at year-end 2018 due to weak demand, according to industry sources.
China LED chip makers resume capacity expansion
Some China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers have resumed capacity expansion since the start 2019, according to industry sources.
Epistar suspends part of production
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has scaled down production due to low order visibility, as its December 2018 sales hit a new low since January 2013.
LED chip suppliers in Taiwan and China are expected to gear up efforts to land micro LED chip orders from Samsung Electronics after the Korea IT giant unveiled its latest modular micro LED display products at a pre-CES 2019 event earlie this week, according to industry sources.
Lextar sees decreased December revenues
Vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$715.2 million (US$23.2 million) for December, decreasing 13.12% sequentially and 17.32% on year.
Samsung unveils modular micro LED displays at CES
Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest modular micro LED display technology, showcasing during its pre-CES event designs that included a 75-inch display, a 219-inch "The Wall," as well as other various sizes, shapes and configurations for a next-generation modular micro LED display.
With China-US trade tensions expected to continue heating up in 2019, the Taiwan government has worked out measures for five major industries to help them cushion the impacts.
Sintronic Technology expects its new product lines - display and electronics materials, and polycrystalline sapphire - to start boosting its revenues in 2019, following two years of efforts to diversify its offerings.
LED oversupply to continue hitting China makers
Weak demand and overcapacity will continue to hit China's LED industry, with oversupply in the upstream chip sector likely to last till 2020, following a year of slow growth in 2018, according to according to China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA).
The US-China trade war, a key threat to the global economy in 2018, will continue to play a pivotal role in 2019. But what does it mean to the world's biggest manufacturer and market, and to the ICT industries in the neighboring tech-savvy island across the Taiwan Strait?
The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will maintain its leadership by expanding production capacity to hike its global market share and by keeping innovating technologically, according to the company.
Japan-based Nichia has disclosed it has started preparations to claim damages from Everlight Electronics and its Germany-based subsidiary after winning an LED patent lawsuit against the Taiwanese vendor.
Epistar November revenues hit 70-month low
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.357 billion (US$44.1 million) for November, the lowest monthly level since February 2013 with decreases of 19.67% sequentially and 25.24% on year, and those of NT$19.137 billion for January-November dropped 17.93%...
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated revenues totaling NT$2,109.441 billion (US$68.43 billion) in January-October 2018, growing 5.57% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Epistar succeeds in defending patents in US
Epistar has diclosed it has triumphed over US-based Lowe's Home Center and China-based fellow maker Sanan Optoelectronics after its US patents concerning LED filament light bulb technology were upheld by the authorities.
LED chip makers Opto Tech and Tyntek have obtained significant orders for Si-based sensor chips, mainly photo diode, photo transistor and Zener diode chips, with their corresponding production capacities utilized at 90-100% and shipments scheduled through January 2019, according to industry sources.
FitTech becomes supplier for top-3 China LED firms
Taiwan-based FitTech has become a supplier of LED wafer and chip probing and testing equipment for the three largest China-based LED device makers, according to the company.
As China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers have gradually brought additional production capacities into operation but market demand has remained unchanged, there has been oversupply of LED chips and consequently China- and Taiwan-based makers have been faced with too high inventory levels,...
Lextar showcasing VCSEL products at electronica 2018
Lextar Electronics is exhibiting VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) 3D depth-sensing modules integrated with camera modules and software at electronica 2018 in Munich, Germany during November 13-16, according to the company.
Everlight, Epistar report profits for January-September
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have released reported net EPS of NT$1.48 (US$0.05) and NT$0.48 respectively for January-September.
Lextar begins shipments of VCSEL devices
Lextar Electronics has disclosed it began shipping VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) devices for use in smartphone-based 3D facial recognition, and VR/AR devices in third-quarter 2018.
Mini LED-backlit high-end smartphones were originally expected to be launched by year-end 2018, but smartphone vendors have been reluctant to adopt such backlighting, which has seen its competitiveness undermined by falling OLED pricing, according to industry sources.
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Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018
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