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  • LED Packager Everlight Raises US$161.29 Million Initial Capital for 3-year Expansion Plan

    Everlight Electronic Co., Ltd. Chairman Robert Yeh has announced having raised NT$5 billion (US$161.29 million) as the initial capital for a 3-year expansion plan that calls for some NT$10 billion (US$322.58 million). To raise such initial capital for the expansion, the company issued convertibl... Full Story

    Published: 2015/05/13

    LED Packager Unity Opto's April Revenue Sets New High

    Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd., recognized as a leading light-emitting diode (LED) packager in Taiwan, had consolidated revenue of NT$936 million (US$30.19 million) in April, increasing 8 percent from a month earlier and 17 percent from the same month of last year to hit fresh all-time high. Th... Full Story

    Published: 2015/05/12

    Genesis Photonics' Flip Chip LED Sales Forecast to Jump in Q2

    Genesis Photonics Inc. forecasts its sales of flip-chip LEDs to jump to account for 25-30 percent of total revenue in the second quarter from first quarter’s 10 percent or so mostly due to adoption of such chips by makers in South Korean high-end liquid-crystal display (LCD) TVs as backlights and r... Full Story

    Published: 2015/04/30

    ITRI Compact Thermal Analyzer Wins Frost & Sullivan Award

    The Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) won the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices New Product Innovation Award 2015 for its In-Line Compact Thermal Analyzer (ICTA). Held annually in Singapore, the Awards program recognizes best-in-class companies in Asia Pacifi... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/31

    Taiwan's Epistar Chairman is Cautious Towards LED Market Outlook

    B.J. Lee, chairman of the LED chipmaker Epistar Corp., forecasts the 2015 high season for LED backlight market to arrive one month later than expected in April and the market revenue of LED bulbs to increase only 30 percent year on year in 2015 worldwide, despite the shipment volume to surge to 2-2... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/31

    High Season Returns to Taiwan LED Industry Earlier Than Expected

    High season has returned to Taiwan’s LED industry earlier than expected, with revenue beginning to climb this March across the island’s sapphire-substrate, chip and packaging sectors. Although fewer workdays in February due to the weeklong Chinese New Year break led to reduced revenue at most of... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/25

    Underselling Competition Drives Taiwan's LED Makers into Auto and Explosion-proof Lighting

    Underselling competition, which inevitably forces makers saddled with relatively higher overhead as wages, plant rental, land acquisition cost, hydro and power bills to develop products with higher margins, technical and startup thresholds, is driving Taiwan’s LED makers into high value-added appli... Full Story

    Published: 2015/03/05

    ZINIU Supplies LED Bulb Series

    ZINIU Lighting Technology Corporation is a professional lighting company specializing in research, manufacturing and application of different kinds of LED lighting products. Now the company manufactures and markets a wide range of LED lighting products to domestic and worldwide customers. The LE... Full Story

    Published: 2015/02/16

    Sonlite Lighting Offers LED Bulbs

    Shenzhen Sonlite Lighting Co., Ltd. manufactures a wide-range of halogen lamps and LED lamps, mostly approved by UL, CSA, CE and TUV for declaration of conformity, and over 85% of which exported to Europe, North America and Australia. The P1W5 A19 LED bulb has a long service life of 30,000 hours... Full Story

    Published: 2015/01/21

    Taiwan LED Makers Face Bright Prospects in 2015

    Taiwan’s epitaxy-wafer, packaging, and integrated-manufacturing LED companies are projecting a growth of at least 20% in 2015. The increasing adoption of flip-type LED chips by LED TV makers such as Samsung will bring lucrative business opportunities to Taiwan’s high-end chipmakers, particularly... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/31

    Everlight to Invest US$30 Bn. Over Five Years Depending on Order Growth

    Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. Chairman Robert Yeh says his company, world’s No.1 LED packager by volume, will invest NT$10 billion (US$322.58 million) over three years and some NT$30 billion (US$967.74 million) over five years to boost production capacity depending on order growth. Yeh ha... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/29

    LED Market to Improve for Taiwan due to Overall End of Subsidy in China by March 2015

    Taiwan’s LED makers foresee improving market in China next year due to Beijing’s demanding all local governments to end subsidies of homegrown LED makers by March 2015. Originally having decided to end the central government's subsidies of LED makers, the Chinese State Council recently ordered l... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/26

    Epistar Sales to Surge in 2015 on Ample Samsung Orders for Flip-type Chips

    Chairman B.J. Lee of Epistar Corp., reportedly the global leader of blue LED chip manufacture by volume, said the company is seeing surging orders as de-stocking in LED industry wanes in December. Corporate sales will surge in 2015 on huge orders from Samsung, which will adopt Epistar flip-type ... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/24

    Unity Opto Receives Hefty Additional Orders From Europe, America

    Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. has received a hefty load of additional orders for LED light bulbs from European and American customers, prompting the firm to boost its output from two million to five million bulbs a month. Thanks to the new orders, LED lighting is projected to grow to 45% of th... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/11

    Delta Likely to be Main Beneficiary of Taiwan's Total LED Streetlight Replacement

    Delta Electronic Inc., having shipped over 120,000 LED streetlights worldwide, is likely to be a primary beneficiary of Taiwan’s plan to replace the remaining 692,000 mercury streetlights on the island with light-emitting diode (LED) counterparts in two years. Taiwan’s Cabinet recently approved ... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/04

    Taiwan's LED Packager Execs Project Upbeat Q4 Outlook

    Top executives of Taiwan’s leading LED packagers expressed optimism toward Q4 corporate outlook, with Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. Chairman Robert Yeh estimating corporate earnings of at least NT$1.2 per share to achieve total 2014 earnings exceeding NT$5 per share. Yeh, whose company is the ... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/03

    Taiwan to Spend US$183 M. to Have All Roads LED-lit by 2016 to be World's First

    Taiwan Premier Jiang Yi-huah has approved a plan submitted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to replace all mercury streetlights on Taiwan with light-emitting diode (LED) counterparts by 2016 for NT$5.49 billion (US$183 million), to then become the world’s first nation to have all roads li... Full Story

    Published: 2014/12/02

    Nichia of Japan Issues Dismal Forecast for 2015 LED-Lighting Market

    Market consultant LEDinside forecasts in a survey that the global LED-lighting industry will undergo cut-throat competition earlier than expected in 2015 primarily due to excessive new entrants in Asia. Intense competition makes the consultant believe the global LED-packaging industry would gene... Full Story

    Published: 2014/11/10

    Lextar Debuts Seamless Frame LED Panel Lights at HK Lighting Fair

    Lextar Electronics Corp. rolled out a unique LED panel light with a seamless aluminum frame at the Autumn edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2014, which was held on Oct. 27-30. Unlike most LED panel lights available on the market, the Lextar light is equipped with a one-piece a... Full Story

    Published: 2014/11/07

    WiseChip of Taiwan Ventures into OLED Lighting

    WiseChip Semiconductor Inc., reportedly the world’s No.2 manufacturer of passive matrix organic light emitting diode (PMOLED), has recently diversified into manufacturing OLED lights emitting a candle in color rendering index (CRI) and correlated color temperature (CCT). Licensing the lighting t... Full Story

    Published: 2014/10/30

    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

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