Lextar to release mini LED products
Lextar Electronics has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED ready for mass production, including I-Mini Blue, a smart backlight module integrating mini LED and driver IC, which can realize high contrast and slim design and is already introduced to applications such as gaming notebook...
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reportedly supplied mini LED chips used to backlight a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) smart LCD TV developed by China-based Huawei Technologies, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
Sanan constructing mini/micro LED R&D base
China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics is constructing a mini/micro LED R&D base in central China with investment of CNY12 billion (US$1.7 billion), according to industry sources.
Epistar reports operating loss for 2Q19
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported operating loss of NT$739.1 million (US$23.7 million) for second-quarter 2019, the third straight quarterly operating loss since fourth-quarter 2018.
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$1.656 billion (US$53.2 million), up 0.94% sequentially but down 18.27% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.396 billion for the month grew 14.31% sequentially but slipped 23.01%...
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has disclosed it has succeeded in invalidating Nichia's YAG (a material to make white-light LED) patents in the US, Australia, China and Taiwan.
Japan-based Nichia has announced that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has invalidated ZL20071016547.X, a China patent concerning LED flip-chip technology owned by Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics.
PlayNitride to start trial production of micro LED chips
Taiwan-based PlayNitride will kick off trial production of micro LED chips at the end of August, 2019, according to company chairman and CEO Charles Li.
Opto Tech sees booming orders for Si-based sensor chips
LED chip maker Opto Tech has seen booming demand for Si-based sensor chips with shipments scheduled through November 2019, and expects shipments in 2019 to grow 20-30% on year, according to the company.
Everlight, Epistar see decreased June revenues
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.641 billion (US$52.5 million) shrink 11.27% sequentially and 17.57% on year, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's NT$1.222 billion slipped 5.24% sequentially and 32.72% on year.
Lumtec to expand capacity for OLED lighting panels
OLED material and organic PV material maker Luminescence Technology (Lumtec) has stepped into developing and producing OLED lighting panels and will expand monthly production capacity from 150,000 panels currently to 600,000 units in fourth-quarter 2019, according to company chairman Yen Feng-wen.
Japan-based Nichia will begin to ship mini LED chips of 100-micron in size for 15- to 17-inch high-end notebook backlighting in fourth-quarter 2019, according to industry sources.
Tyntek originally planned to start production of 6-inch epitaxial wafers for making Si-based sensor chips at a new factory in second-quarter 2019, but due to delay in construction of the factory, will begin trial production in third-quarter 2019 and volume production in 2020, according to the compan...
Highlights of the day: G2 and Beyond
SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence (AI) will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionizing all industries. Son was speaking for the first time in public in Taiwan at...
G2 and Beyond: Foxconn founder sees 'one world, two systems' leadership framework forming
Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou has noted that G2 - the US and China - will replace G20 in a new leadership framework: one world, two systems.
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay expects the world's first batch of commercial production of micro LED-based smartwatches, built using its micro LED display modules, to become available in 2020, according to company sources.
G2 and Beyond: Taiwan should target top-end manufacturing, says Katerra CEO Michael Marks
Michael E Marks, incumbent chairman of Katerra and former CEO of Flextronics has pointed out that Taiwan should focus on the manufacturing of products with premium values instead of mass production of entry-level devices.
G2 and Beyond: SoftBank chairman, Foxconn founder, Katerra CEO shed light on global supply chain at Taipei forum
Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou, SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son, and Katerra CEO Michael E Marks gathered together at a Taipei forum on June 22 to dissect the importance of Taiwan in the global IT supply chain, as a new world order is being shaped by the arm-wrestling between the...
Epistar faces big challenge to turn profitable in 2019
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, which saw losses in 2019, still stands a chance of returning to profitability in 2019 though it will be "very challenging" to achieve the goal, according to company president Fan Chin-yung.
Taiwan makers of flexible PCBs are gearing up to develop niche board products for mini LED and COF (chip on film) applications, which are expected to become their new growth drivers next to handsets, IoT devices and antennas, according to industry sources.
LED chip oversupply estimated at 15-18% in 2019
Arising from overcapacity, global supply of LED chips is estimated to be 15-18% in excess of global demand in 2019 and the oversupply will continue to be more than 10% in 2020, according to industry sources.
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and its wholly-owned subsidiary Yenrich Technology have jointly developed a fine-pitch RGB display with a pitch of 0.8mm, and showcased it at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, the US, during June 12-14, according to the LED firm.
Taiwan-based polymer materials supplier U-Best Polymer Industry has come with clear hard coat films for flexible OLED panel applications with volume shipments likely to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to company president NH Huang.
Pro Display XDR highlights potential of mini LED
Apple's unveiling of the US$4,999 Pro Display XDR display device is paving the way for suppliers of LED-backlit products to renew their efforts to cut into the niche display market, according to sources from Taiwan's LED supply chain makers.
Epistar, Everlight post mixed May revenues
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar saw May consolidated revenues of NT$1.289 billion (US$41.0 million) decrease 15% sequentially and 28.94% on year, while LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics' NT$1.849 billion grew 6.71% sequentially but slipped 6.86% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2019
Second-quarter 2019 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China showed 39.1% sequential growth, higher than previously...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...