Recently, Everlight has enjoyed considerable business for its infrared (IR) LEDs from many mainland Chinese suppliers of touch-screen modules for Win 8 PCs.
Based on these orders, industry executives estimated IR LEDs as a percentage of Everlight’s revenue to further increase next year from current 25%.
according to Everlight’s spokesman, B.Y. Liu, the company has so far this quarter landed considerable orders from touch-screen module suppliers that will likely shore up the company’s revenue for Q4 to Q3. Usually, the fourth quarter is a low season for the company’s products.
Liu added that gross margin from invisible-ray LEDs such as IR LED is much heftier than that of visible-ray LEDs, and that the company has opened a business unit for touch-screen IR LEDs. He estimated the business will increase contribution to the company’s revenue in 2013.