Ennostar invests in Tyntek
Ennostar has invested less than NT$3.0 billion (US$106 million) to take an about 10% stake in LED chip and Si-based sensor maker Tyntek, according to industry sources.
China-based Lijing Microelectronics Technology (Jiangsu) will expand monthly miniLED packaging capacity to 800 million chips by the end of May 2021, seven months ahead of schedule, according to one of its parent companies, Leyard Optoelectronics.
LED chip and Si-based sensor chip maker Opto Tech will set up a platform for integrating sensing system technologies in a bid to offer one-stop services in the segment, according to company president David Huang.
Taiwan LED makers hike quotes for photo couplers
Viewing that demand for infrared (IR) LED photo couplers has remained strong since 2020, Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology and Everlight Electronics have raised quotes by 10-20% and 10-30%, respectively in the first quarter of 2021.
Opto Tech hikes quotes by 10-30%
LED and Si-based sensor chip maker Opto Tech has raised quotes for all product lines by 10-30%, with orders received since the beginning of 2021 subject to new pricing, according to company president David Huang.
Unikorn to make microLED for Epistar
III-V compound semiconductor maker Unikorn Semiconductor is expected to undertake outsourced production of microLED panels for LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Technology will expand production capacity for infrared (IR) LED photocouplers by 10-15% in 2021, while Everlight Electronics will expand annual packaging capacity for such products by 300 million chips in the year, according to industry sources.
The miniLED backlighting business is expected to increase Ennostar's monthly consolidated revenues by 20-25%, according to company chairman and CEO Biing-jye Lee at a March 18 investor conference.
MiniLED-backlit TV competition heating up
Samsung Electronics will begin shipping its Neo QLED LCD TVs at the end of March 2021, heating up competition in miniLED backlighting, according to industry sources.
Epistar, Lextar report losses for 2020
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and vertically-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics have reported losses for 2020.
Apple reportedly plans to adopt OLED panels in more of its devices including the iPad and MacBook series in 2022, according to industry sources.
FitTech has order visibility till 2H21
LED probing, testing and sorting equipment maker FiTech has obtained orders mainly for equipment used in miniLED chip production, with shipments scheduled until second-half 2021, according to the company.
Ennostar has order visibility till 3Q21
Ennostar has obtained orders with shipments scheduled until third-quarter 2021 and its utilization rates have reached 80-90%, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based infrared LED photocouplers providers are mulling raising their quotes again in second-quarter 2021, having increased their optocoupler prices across the board by 10-30% a quarter earlier, according to industry sources.
Singapore-based semiconductor packaging equipment vendor K&S has seen strong influx of orders for wire bonders for logic ICs and memory chips with delivery lead times extending to 6-9 months, and is optimistic that equipment demand for miniLED backlight applications may grow exponentially starting...
Ennostar will kick off production of miniLED backlight units (BLU) at the end of first-quarter 2021 or in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
High-end UV-C LED chips in tight supply
High-end UV-C LED chips have been in tight supply along with increasing demand for disinfection applications in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has disclosed it has worked with a US client to develop a 165-inch fine-pitch RGB miniLED displays, with shipments expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2021.
Ingentec, which makes specialty gases used in semiconductor and display panel manufacturing, has developed CMW (copper magnetic wafer) substrates to match its vertical LED structure technology for producing miniLED microLED, according to company chairman and president Charly Chen.
Highlights of the day: LED chipmakers raising quotes
As shortages of components continue to haunt the semiconductor industry, LED chipmakers are now looking to raise their product quotes, which will drive downstream LED lighting product vendors to also increase their prices to reflect the...
LED chipmakers, downstream vendors raising prices
LED chipmakers in Taiwan and China have seen their delivery lead times extend, and have raised quotes for some of their products particularly non-blue light LED chips, which in turn has also driven downstream LED lamp vendors or illumination solutions providers to hike sales prices to reflect increased...
Innolux proposes concept of panel semiconductor
South Korean panel makers are withdrawing from the LCD market, while their Chinese competitors, after frenzy expansion propelled them to the top of the LCD sector, are not expected to further expand their capacity significantly in the future, as they no longer have priority in receiving government...
Opto Tech, Tyntek hike prices for Si-based sensor chips
Vertically-integrated LED maker Opto Tech has hiked quotes for Si-based sensor chips, mainly photo diode and photo transistor chips, by 10-15% and fellow maker Tyntek has followed suit by hiking quotes for such product lines by 5-10%, according to industry sources.
Epistar December revenues hit 20-month high
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has reported NT$1.468 billion (US$51.5 million) in December consolidated revenues, the highest since May 2019 with increases of 3.58% on month and 8.65% on year.
MiniLED backlighting is expected to strengthen large-size LCD panels' competitiveness against OLED in five years, according to Ting Chin-lung, executive vice president for Innolux.
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