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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.

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

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

 
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