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Looking in-depth at the latest developments in production, sales, product design innovation, and technology advancements, as well as overall supply capabilities of Taiwan’s major export industries, these reports focus on machinery, auto parts, hardware, furniture, lighting and hardware etc. to keep global buyers and readers informed and better prepared to do business with Taiwan suppliers.

LED Packager Unity Opto's Revenue Hits New High in September

LED packager, Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd., announced consolidated revenue of NT$918 million (US$30.6 million) for September, increasing 0.92% from a month earlier and 73.4% year on year to hit a new high for a third month. The September result helped swell the company’s Q3 revenue to NT$2.6 ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/15

Unity Opto Technology's August Revenue Hits All-Time High of US$30.4 Million

In August LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. saw revenue hit fresh all-time high of NT$912 million (US$30.4 million), surging 13.59% from the previous month and 59.45% year on year to set new high for the second month. Company executives ascribe the persistent growth mostly to t... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

New LED Lighting Standards On Tap for Chinese Market
New rules with give a boost to both the industry and the market

By CARMEN LO LEDs are becoming an increasingly popular light source throughout the world because of their lower power consumption, higher luminous efficiency, smaller size, longer life, faster response, lower driving voltage, higher shock resistance, and many other advantages over conventional l... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/12

Taiwan's Lextar and American Cree Near Partnership Deal

Taiwan’s LED maker, Lextar Electronics Corp., recently announced striking a long-term partnership deal with Cree Inc., with the latter agreeing to acquire a 13% stake in Lextar through a private placement for US$83 million and licensing Lextar to use patents on LED chips and devices for at least th... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/04

Everlight Increases Capex to Keep up With Brisk Demand

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., world’s No.1 LED packager by volume, has announced increasing capital expenditure for this year to NT$1.5-1.7 billion (US$50-56 million) from originally planned NT800 million-NT$1 billion (US$26-33 million) in light of brisk demand. The company’s median annual c... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/01

Everlight Tops Taiwan's LED Peers in H1 Profitability

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., world’s No.1 LED packager by volume, topped its Taiwanese peers in the LED industry in profitability in the first half (H1) of the year by making NT$907 million (US$30.2 million), or NT$2.16 per share. Its H1 earnings enabled the company to dethrone Advanced Opt... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/01

Uni-Opto Technology Projects Higher Q3 Revenue

With strong market for LED light bulbs and LED backlights for TVs and mobile phones, Taiwan's LED maker Uni-Opto Technology Co., Ltd. projects Q3 revenue to rise at least 30% from a quarter earlier, with July revenue likely to exceed NT$800 million (US$26.6 million). The company has begun deliv... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/08

ITRI and Local Makers Form Alliance to Foster OLED Lighting Industry

Endorsed by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the MOEA-backed Industry Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has set up the "OLED Lighting Commercialization Alliance" (OLCA) with Taiwan’s lighting manufacturers and designers, machine manufacturers, OLED-panel makers, and e-material maker... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/07

Taiwan's LED Industry Forms Partnership With TCL Group

The Taiwan LED Lighting Industry Association (TLLIA) and the Taiwanese LED chipmaker, Formosa Expitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), recently announced forming a strategic partnership with the TCL Group, a major consumer-electronics manufacturer in China. F.R. Chien, chairman of both TLLIA and FOREPI, signed t... Full Story

Published: 2014/06/27

Association Formed to Reinvigorate Taiwan's LED Industry

Endorsed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), and the Taiwan Optoelectronic Semiconductor Industry Association (TOSIA) have co-formed the Taiwan Intelligent LED Ligh... Full Story

Published: 2014/05/21

After Underselling Splurge, Quality Consciousness Emerges in China's Lighting Market
Consumers turn away from low-quality, low-price retailer-assembled products

By CARMEN LO Although products assembled by retailers still dominate mainland China’s LED-lighting market, branded products supplied by lighting manufacturers are increasingly popular because of disappointment about the poor quality of retailer-assembled lamps. In the LED age, the term "assem... Full Story

Published: 2014/05/08

Everlight, Lite-On and Lextar Introduce New LED Lighting Products

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp., and Lextar Electronics Co., Ltd. have all announced plans to boost sales of LED lighting to account for 40% of their total revenue for this year, for which all have recently introduced new products. Packager Lite-On has released an entir... Full Story

Published: 2014/05/02

Taiwan's LED Chip Makers Report Strong Sales in March

In March, Taiwan’s LED chipmakers reported strong sales due chiefly to brisk demand from the lighting industry, with some even hitting new highs. Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) had revenue of NT$386 million (US$12.8 million) in that month, surging 42.73% from a month earlier to hit a fresh high s... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/28

Taiwan's LED Makers Upbeat About 2014 on Strong March Sales

Citing strong sales in March, Taiwan’s LED makers predict their sales for the rest of this year to stay brisk. Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. chairman Alpha Wu says the island’s LED makers face clear sailing in sales over six months and their sales will rise monthly at least until the third qua... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/24

Local Investment Institution Issues Upbeat Forecast for Taiwan's LED Industry

Uni-President Securities Group’s investment arm estimates in 2014 Taiwan’s LED makers to see revenue from backlight sales rise to the levels set in 2011 and recover their share of LED lighting market from Chinese competitors by offering better quality. The institution points out that in the firs... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/10

Revenues Surge in Jan.-Feb. at Taiwan's LED Makers

Taiwan’s leading LED makers reported year-on-year revenue growths ranging from 20% to 51% in February, with chipmaker Epistar Corp. and packager Edison Opto Corp. having revenue for Jan.-Feb. close to the Q1, 2013 levels. Citing the hefty growths, industry executives point out the market is pick... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/07

Everlight Tops Taiwanese LED Peers in 2013 Earnings

LED packager Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. announced NT$1.9 billion (US$64.3 million), or NT$3.5 per share, in after-tax net income from 2013 operations, making it the most profitable LED maker in Taiwan, with such figures in line with market expectations and surging from 2012’s NT$1.3 per share.... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/07

Formosa Epitaxy Revenue Hits New High in March

Formosa Epitaxy Revenue Hits New High in March F.R. Chien, chairman of LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), believes that the company’s monthly revenue hit a new historic high in March this year, with sales recording quarterly increases. Chien bases this performance on several factor... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/03

Taiwan's LED Industry Executives See Promising Outlook

All the chief executives of Taiwan’s top-4 LED makers unanimously expressed optimism for the business, touting their companies will fetch fatter profit this year than last year. After earning NT$3.51 per share in after-tax net income last year, chairman Robert Yeh of Everlight Electronics C... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/01

Edison Opto Pledges Ambitious Goals for its LED Business

LED packager Edison Opto Corp. aims to increase its annual revenue to the NT$10 billion (US$333 million) range in three years and boost market value of company shares to NT$10 billion as mid-term goal, in addition to considering more acquisitions. The company saw its revenue for the first two mo... Full Story

Published: 2014/03/27

GSEO Reports Strong LED Shipments

Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd. (GSEO) says it has shipped around 40,000 LED streetlights in Taiwan and China combined in 2013, when its LED business could turn a profit for the first time in eight years. Last year the company generated revenue of NT$9.5 billion (US$318.5 million), sinking 1... Full Story

Published: 2014/03/26

Underselling Competition Continues Among LED Bulb Makers

According to market consultant LEDinside, a subsidiary of TrendForce Corp., average selling price (ASP) of LED light bulbs dropped at least 20% year on year worldwide in January this year, with 40W incandescent-replacement bulbs dropping 21% or so while 60W replacement bulbs down around 28%. The... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/27

Everlight's Yeh Feels Optmistic Towards 2014 LED Market

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. Chairman Robert Yeh expects the company’s revenue for the first quarter to likely outstrip the second highest of NT$6.7 billion (US$225.2 million) of Q4, 2013 regardless of fewer workdays in the first quarter due to Chinese New Year holidays. Yeh, whose company is... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/26

Samsung Said to Buy Taiwan's LEDs for TV Backlights

Taiwan’s industry executives say that Samsung has recently placed orders via its contracted LED packagers with Taiwan’s LED chipmakers for flip-chip LEDs for TV backlights. Samsung began integrating flip-chip LEDs into backlights for its direct back-lit LCD TVs last year, reportedly becoming the... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/26

Streetlight Projects Drive Mainland China's LED Lighting Industry
The projects are designed to promote the formation of industrial clusters around major LED-lighting manufacturers

By CARMEN LO An estimated 1.32 million LED streetlights with a value of around RMB8.6 billion (US$1.4 billion) have been installed in China since the Chinese State Council began pushing an aggressive LED-streetlight demonstration program named “Ten Cities, Million Lights” in 2009. This progra... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/19

Mainland China Reveals Ambitious LED Industry Roadmap
Aiming to grab 30% of Global Market for LED functional lighting by 2015

By JENNY WU China has set itself the goal of becoming a world LED powerhouse in 2020 with millions of households using highly efficient LED lighting, and its LED industry aims to snatch 30% of global market for LED functional lighting by 2015. To do that, it will have to overcome outstanding... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/18

Aurora Group Inaugurates Mega Integrated Plant in Ji'an, China

In January, the United Kingdom-headquartered lighting manufacturer, the Aurora Group, started up production in its new 440,000-square-foot factory in Ji’an City, Jiangxi province, China, where the plant, four times the size of the group’s current manufacturing sites combined, will drive the group’s... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/17

Strong Demand Brightens Market Prospects for Green Lighting
The trend toward for energy conservation is the major force driving market growth

By MICHELLE HSU The market for new-generation "green" lighting has grown steadily over the past few years, though the rate of growth has been slower than expected. The global market for LED lighting, the dominant green-lighting category, was worth an estimated US$7 billion in 2013 and is expecte... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/13

Taiwan Set to Develop Greenhouse Horticulture
Relatively low cost of integrating essential equipment for cultivation systems is seen a main development advantage

By KEN LIU “Plant factory” has emerged as a theme at the LED Lighting Taiwan trade show during the past two years, and Wei Fang, director of National Taiwan University’s Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering and a specialist in greenhouse horticulture, believes that Taiwan is wel... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/13

Adata Technology Ventures into LED Reading Lamp Market

Memory-module maker Adata Technology Co., Ltd. has recently launched a series of LED desk lamps named Tulip, to zero in on Taiwan’s household reading lamp market, which is another LED lighting item after the firm ventured into the sector 2009, after which it had rolled out retrofit types of LED lig... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/06

 
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