2014-04-09

Foxconn LED Arm AOT to Relist on Taiwan Bourse in 3Q

After a six year wait, Foxconn subsidiary Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc. (AOT) application to be listed on the Taiwan stock market was finally approved recently. 
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2014-03-27

Robert Yeh: Everlight Revenue to Set New Records in 2014

The LED industry performance has been much better than last year, demands have been pretty good for backlight, lighting and other components, said Everlight Chairman Robert Yeh. In addition, Everlight’s acquisition of German luminaire company WOFI in 2013 will allow Everlight revenue to break new records in 2014.
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2014-03-19

Rubicon Technology Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor and optical markets, announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock by selling stockholders. The offering is subject to customary conditions and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. 
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2014-03-17

NVC Lighting Estimates 2013 Profits to Soar

NVC Lighting estimates profits in 2013 will grow exponentially compared to 2012. 
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2014-03-14

Revolution Lighting Technologies Reports Exponential Revenue Growth in 2013

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (Revolution Lighting), a provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.
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2014-03-11

Lextar Reports 4Q and 2013 Full-Year Financial Results

Lextar Electronics Corp. (“Lextar” or the “Company) reported consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 of NT$ 3.32 billion (US$ 110 million) Consolidated gross margin was 10.1 percent, net profit for 4Q 2013 was NT$ 33 million. Consolidated revenue for full-year 2013 was NT$ 13.75 billion on year. Consolidated gross margin was 12.7 percent. Full-year net profit was NT$ 948 million. Earnings per share were NT$ 1.25.
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2014-03-05

3M Invests in Florida LED Company MSi Lighting

3M has invested in MSi Lighting of Boca Raton, Florida, a company that 3M has been working with for the past year on a line of LED lights for multiple applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 
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2014-03-04

Foshan Lighting Appeal To Change Court District Rejected

The Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has rejected Foshan Lighting’s appeal to transfer the case to Foshan Intermediate Court, according to a report by Chinese-language Securities Times. The Chinese LED manufacturer received a ticket from China Securities Regulatory Commission’s Guangdong branch nearly a year ago on March 7, 2014 over stock frauds.
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2014-03-04

Aixtron Stock Option Program New Shares to Be Traded Under Separate ISIN

Aixtron, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, has a number of stock option programs in place that grant employees the right to purchase AIXTRON shares under certain conditions. 
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2014-03-03

Universal Display Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED  technology and materials, today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.
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2014-02-27

UBS: Electech to Focus on Distribution Channels and Brand Building

Lower prices and government policies have stimulated the initiation of LED general lighting. From 2013 to 2015, the global lighting market will grow at 36 percent, 37 percent and 38 percent respectively. The residential LED lighting market demand will grow 157 percent, 90 percent and 62 percent respectively.
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2014-02-26

Refond and Jufei Profit in 2013 as LED Market Flourishes

Refond Optoelectronics and Jufei Optoelectronics report 2013 fiscal year financial performance. 
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2014-02-26

AIXTRON Announces Further Stabilization of Results

AIXTRON SE today reported revenues of EUR 182.9m (2012: EUR 227.8m) and an EBIT of -95.7m (2012: EUR -132.3m) for the full fiscal year 2013. In the fourth quarter of 2013, revenues were up sequentially to EUR 51.5m (Q3/2013: EUR 46.2m).
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2014-02-26

GT Advanced Technologies 2013 Revenue Down from 2012

Management Commentary   "Our arrangement to supply sapphire materials to Apple is progressing well and we started to build out the facility in Arizona and staff the operation during the quarter," said Gutierrez. "We are pleased to have Apple as a sapphire customer and to be in a position to leverage our proprietary know-how to enable the supply of this versatile material. While our primary focus during the balance of the year is to continue to execute on our commitments in Arizona, our aim is to position GT not only as an exceptional sapphire supplier to ...
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2014-02-24

Deren Electronics 2013 Financial Results Fall Short of Expectations

Shenzhen-based Deren Electronics latest 2013 financial results fell short of market expectations, according to a report by China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC).
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2014-02-21

Sapphire Manufacturers that Enter Smartphone Applications Early to Gain Competitive Edge

In the sapphire substrate industry, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has reaped benefits from its multi-year partnership with Apple, but other sapphire substrate manufacturers have seen revenues drop. Veeco’s latest financial reports showed losses in 4Q13, reflecting a dire need to change business strategies, while Rubicon’s yearnings were below financial analyst estimations. With smartphone applications on the rise, manufacturers that enter the smartphone market early will be the biggest benefactors. 
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2014-02-21

Veeco Revenue Drops Sharply in 2013

GAAP Results ($M except per share data)             Q4 ‘13         Q4 ‘13         Revenues     $106.8    ...
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2014-02-20

Rubicon Releases 4Q13 Financial Results

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.
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2014-02-19

Energy Star Rebates Might Lower New Philips 75W LED Bulbs Prices to US$ 9.97

Philips, the global leader in lighting, continues to deliver on the company's commitment to making quality LED bulbs more affordable for consumers with its second generation 75-watt and 100-watt LED equivalent bulbs that are now ENERGY STAR certified. With utility rebates of up to US$ 10 per bulb, these latest additions to the industry's largest portfolio of ENERGY STAR certified products may be found on shelves for as little as US$ 9.97 and US$ 14.97 respectively. 
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2014-02-18

Chinese Research Institutes Favor LED Industry After Lunar New Year

Chinese research institutes have been interviewing listed companies after the Chinese New Year to get a better picture of the 2014 “investment guide,” according to Chinese media Sina.com report. As the industry rebounds, investors are also following research institute’s lead of entering into specific manufacturing fields to explore opportunities and determine whether the industry will generate a new gold wave. 
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2014-02-17

Ledtech Optimistic about Revenue Growth in 2014

Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Ledtech revenue and preliminary profit for January was affected by the shorter Chinese New Year holidays. Consolidated revenue for January only reached NT $137 million (US $4.5 million), a monthly drop of 19.65 percent and YoY decrease of 7.48 percent. January preliminary pre-tax profit was NT $11.6 million, YoY decrease of 32.3 percent and EPS of NT $0.1 (before tax).
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2014-02-17

Seoul Semiconductor Breaks the ‘1 Trillion Korean Won' Mark in 2013 Sales Revenue

Global leading LED company, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has announced on February 13th that it has achieved the company’s greatest sales revenue, reaching 1.0321 trillion Korean won and an operating profit of 965 hundred million Korean won in 2013. In comparison to 2012, the company’s sales increased by 20% and the operating profit by 190%.
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2014-02-14

Credit Suisse: Global LED Industry Enters Expansion Phase in 2014

As countries kick off incandescent bulb phase out policies, soaring LED lighting demands has attracted market attention. Credit Suisse latest report is optimistic that the LED industry will enter another expansion phase in 2014. In addition, LED stocks will also be on the rise this year. 
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2014-02-13

LedLink Market Share to Increase in 2014

Taiwanese LED secondary optic lens manufacturer LedLink has received orders from three major international lighting brands and from other regional LED luminaire manufacturers this year, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report. The company hopes its market share will increase from 35 percent in 2013 to 40 to 50 percent in 2014.
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2014-02-13

Barclays Optimistic About Taiwanese LED Market Performance in 2014

The financial industry’s interest has obviously increased as the Taiwan LED industry recovers. Rising LED lighting market penetration rates will lead to improvements in Taiwan LED industry demand and supply situation resulting in overall industry growth. In turn, manufacturers’ better gross margin performances will also boost stockholders Return On Equity (ROE), 
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2014-02-13

Everlight 1Q14 Financial Performance Outshines Previous Season

Taiwanese LED manufacturers Jan. 2014 performances showed stellar results spurred by rising lighting and backlight demands. Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Everlight product growth momentum was evenly distributed in 1Q14, and there has been good backlight and lighting demands, said the company Chairman Robert Yeh. The company expects increased 1Q14 revenue growth compared to 4Q13.
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2014-02-11

Revolution Lighting Technologies Provides Business Update

Revolution Lighting Technologies (“Revolution Lighting”), a leader in advanced LED lighting technology, provided a business update prior to announcing financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013 on March 13, 2014.
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2014-02-10

Epileds Revenue Drops Slightly in Jan. 2014

Epileds consolidated revenue in dropped by an incremental 1.82 percent in Jan. 2014 to NT$ 108 million (US$ 3.56 million) compared to the previous month. However, the company revenue increased incrementally on a YoY basis to 2.87 percent.
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2014-02-10

Edison Opto Revenue Up in Jan. 2014

Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Edison Opto consolidated revenue for last month increased 9.51 percent to NT$ 229 million (US$7.56 million) or YoY of 52.22 percent. 
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2014-02-10

Unity Opto Jan. Revenue Up 23%

Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Unity Opto announced consolidated revenue for Jan. 2014 increased 23 percent to NT$ 560 million (US$ 18.49 million), compared to Dec. 2013 or 9 percent YoY. According to the company, as impact from 4Q13 low season is lifted, 1Q14 will reinitiate positive revenue growth cycle.
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE