LED upstream
  • Epistar's consolidated sales for September reached NT$1.345 billion
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics' September consolidated revenues reached NT$1.730 billion (US$55.7 million), decreasing 2.47% sequentially and 15.36% on year. LED wafer and chip maker Epistar's consolidated sales for September reached NT$1.345 billion, shrinking 6.06% sequentially...
  • FiTech is optimistic about demand for mini LED probing
    LED probing and testing equipment maker FiTech is optimistic about demand for mini LED probing, testing and sorting equipment from China- and Taiwan-based makers and expects shipments in 2020 to hike a few times on year, according to the company.
  • CP Chong, SVP at Kulicke & Soffa
    US-based semiconductor assembly equipment supplier Kulicke & Soffa (K&S) is optimistic that 5G and AI applications will drive demand for advanced IC packaging equipment.
  • Epistar expects demand for mini LED backlighting to take off
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar's clients are developing mini LED-backlit gaming LCD monitors, notebooks, tablets and smartphones, which is expected to boost demand for mini LED backlighting starting second-half 2020, according to company president Fan Chin-yung.
  • Mikro Mesa Technology has developed a process that mass transfers several million 3-micron micro LED
    Cayman Islands-registered Mikro Mesa Technology has developed a process that mass transfers several million micro LED chips of 3 microns in diameter from epitxial wafers onto a backplane of nearly four inches via pressure-free bonding at low temperatures, according to company founder and chairman Chen...
  • Researchers developed a process producing GaN thin film micro LED wafers without using mass transfer
    Researchers at National Central University in Taiwan has developed a process producing GaN thin film micro LED eoitaxial wafers without using mass transfer to make display panels, according to Microluce, a startup business specifically established for commercialize the technology.
  • China makers invested CNY22.65 billion in seven LED R&D and production projects in first-half 2019
    China-based makers invested CNY22.65 billion (US$3.19 billion) in seven LED R&D and production projects in first-half 2019, nearly CNY20 billion of which was related to micro LED, according to China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA).
  • Nichia is developing micro LED automotive matrix headlights
    Japan-based Nichia is developing micro LED automotive matrix headlights with Infineon Technologies designing the driver ICs, according to industry sources.
  • Everlight has disclosed it has become a partner for ISELED Alliance
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has disclosed it has become a partner for ISELED Alliance, an open alliance formed in 2016 to boost development of smart RGB LED lighting technology and solutions for automotive interior lighting.
  • Strong demand for mini LED in 2020
    Strong demand for mini LED in 2020 is expected offer related equipment suppliers, driver IC vendors, panel makers and materials distributors lucrative business opportunities.
  • A micro LED R&D team established in 2018 by Foxconn has been disbanded
    A micro LED R&D team established in 2018 by Foxconn Electronics at its production base in Shenzhen, southern China, has been disbanded, according to industry sources.
  • PlayNitride is mulling increasing paid-in capital for mass producing micro LED production capacity
    PlayNitride is mulling increasing paid-in capital for setting up micro LED production capacity, according to company chairman and CEO Charles Li.
  • Lextar has introduced I-Mini 55-inch RGB mini LED UFP display with a pitch of 0.7mm
    RGB mini LED fine-pitch displays with high resolution and contrast can form 100- to 200-inch seamless mosaic displays, form factors that LCD panels cannot achieve, according to Lextar Electronics chairman and CEO David Su.
  • Lextar has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$815.7 million
    LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has reported August consolidated revenues of NT$1.773 billion (US$56.5 million), increasing 7.09% sequentially but decreasing 19.90% on year, while vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics' NT$815.7 million for the month grew 5.74% sequentially...
  • Sanan saw second-quarter 2019 net profit decrease 75.1% on year
    China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics saw second-quarter 2019 net profit decrease 75.1% on year to CNY197 million (US$28.9 million) due to oversupply and price drops, according to industry sources.
  • Epistar has developed LED chips with lower power consumption
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar has developed LED chips with lower power consumption and better light-emitting effect for smartphone panel backlighting and has won orders from Chinese and Korean smartphone vendors, with global market share for such applications to rise from 20% currently...
  • Glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting
    While PCBs are used as backplanes for mini LED fine-pitch displays and mini LED backlighting currently, glass is expected to gradually replace PCBs as backplanes for mini LED backlighting beginning 2020 along with diminishing size of mini LED chips, according to industry sources.
  • Lextar chairman and CEO David Su
    Verticall-integrated LED maker Lextar Electronics expects the proportion of consolidated revenues from mini LED application, 3D sensing VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser), infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED packaging to rise from 5-10% in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 10-20% in 2019...
  • Epistar expects products using its mini LED chips to appear in 4Q19
    LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar expects clients to launch 27-inch gaming LCD monitors and 17.3-inch gaming notebooks backlit by its mini LED chips in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the company.
  • Innolux 28-3 inch integrated automotive display
    Flat panel maker Innolux has said that its 28.3-inch AM (active matrix) mini LED-based integrated automotive cluster and CID display products have been adopted by major OEMs and will find their way into the production lines of Europe- and US-based automakers.
  • Lextar 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%...

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