LED upstream
  • Lextar Electronics has disclosed it will release a new series of mini LED
    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...
  • Epistar's mini LED backlighting applications in Huawei's 55-inch 4K smart LCD TVs
    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 has not revealed when to start production of GaN and GaAs micro LED chips
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Luminescence Technology chairman
    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.
  • led
    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.
  • LED
    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...
  • 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...
  • Foxconn founder Terry Gou (right) and Digitimes president Colley Hwang (left)
    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.
  • Katerra chairman 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 forum organized by Digitimes
    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 chairman Lee Biing-jye (left) and president Fan Chin-yung (right)
    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
    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.
  • Epistar
    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.
  • oled
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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