2014-08-08

Universal Display Corporation Announces 2Q14 Financial Results

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with itsUniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
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2014-08-08

US Based LED Lighting Manufacturer Noribachi Announces New Distribution Programs

Noribachi is excited to announce key achievements for the first half of 2014, which include new distribution programs, product advancements and substantial revenue growth.
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2014-08-01

Veeco Announces Focus on Highly Profitable OLED/LED Sectors in 2Q14 Report

Veeco Instruments announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Veeco reports its results on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, and also provides results excluding certain items. Please refer to the attached table for details of the reconciliation between GAAP operating results and Non-GAAP operating results.
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2014-07-30

Epistar Might Report Losses for 1H14

Major LED EPI-wafer and chip manufacturer Epistar’s revenue was up 30 percent to NT $ 8.13 billion (US $270 million) during second quarter of 2014. Growing backlight and lighting demands have benefited the company, but financial results for first half of 2014 might still be negative, due to huge losses incurred during first quarter, according to a Money DJ report. Third quarter 2014 financial results will be cushioned by the arrival of the peak season, and is estimated to assist the company in maintaining high profits throughout the season. 
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2014-07-30

Lite-On Sells Epistar Shares

Taiwanese LED lighting manufacturer Lite-On Technology has joined the ranks of two other Taiwanese LED manufacturers’ in selling its 3,900 shares in Epistar, according to a UDN report.
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2014-07-29

AIXTRON Highlights LED Market Contributed to 2Q14 Revenue Growth

AIXTRON, a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced revenues of EUR 46.2 million (US $62.06 million) for the second quarter of 2014, 5 percent higher sequentially (Q1/2014: EUR 43.9 million) and 2 percent higher compared to one year ago (Q2/2013: EUR 45.3 million). Q2/2014 EBIT at EUR -10.6 million (Q2/2013; EUR -9.8 million) and net result at EUR -11.6 million (Q2/2013: EUR -11.8 million) were both also broadly unchanged year-on-year.
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2014-07-29

Dialight Reports Soaring LED Lighting Revenues for 1H14

Dialight plc ("Dialight" or the "Group"), the UK-based leader in applied LED technology, announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. 
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2014-07-25

LED Applications Spur Taiwan Sapphire Manufacturers Growing Investments

The sapphire industry has seen completely different outcomes among application markets this year, according to a recent United Daily News (UDN) report.
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2014-07-22

BrokerBank Securities: GTAT Future Isn’t Quite Crystal Clear

The markets GT Advanced Technology (GTAT) are involved in include LEDs, smart phones, and solar panels are all multi-billion dollar opportunities with accelerating growth. Each of these markets is driving demand for specialized crystals such as polysilicon, photovoltaic, and sapphire crystals.
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2014-07-21

Everlight to Set New Revenue Records in 3Q14

Major Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Everlight delivered a solid performance in 2Q14, and is likely to set new revenue records in the following quarter as the industry enters conventional peak season, according to a Money DJ report.
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2014-07-21

Philips Reports Soaring LED Growth in 2Q14

Philips lighting comparable sales increased 1 percent year-on-year. LED-based sales grew 43 percent and now represent 36 percent of total Lighting sales, compared to 25 percent in Q2 2013. The EBITA margin, excluding restructuring and acquisition related charges and other items, improved to 8.6 percent, an increase of 0.5 percentage points year-on-year.
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2014-07-18

Chinese LED Manufacturers Show Strong Revenue Growth in 1H14

Over 80 percent of Chinese LED companies have reported good profits in first half of 2014, according to data compiled by Shanghai Securities News.
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2014-07-16

Epistar and Everlight Deliver Solid Performance in 2Q14

Top Taiwanese LED manufacturers Epistar and Everlight delivered strong revenue performances in 2Q14, according to statistics compiled by Chinese media Sinai.
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2014-07-04

GTAT Realigns Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain Resources

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), announced a realignment of its manufacturing, engineering and supply chain resources to optimize effectiveness across its increasingly diversified business portfolio. The actions taken will align previously centralized personnel and operational resources directly with the company's various businesses, which include the rapidly ramping Arizona based sapphire materials business and expanding equipment businesses with applications ranging from solar and LED to power electronics, consumer electronics and industrial.
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2014-06-30

Epistar Acquires FOREPI to Solve Supply Shortage Issues

Top Taiwanese LED chip manufacturers Epistar and FOREPI have officially merged, the two companies announced at a joint press conference held in Taipei, Taiwan on June 30, 2014. The two companies announced the merger will integrate the two companies resources, production capacity, and staff to meet market demands and improve revenue performances.
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2014-06-30

Zumtobel Reports Soaring LED Revenue Growth for 2013

For the Zumtobel Group the 2013/14 financial year was marked by the fundamental redirection of the international lighting group. In a phase of dynamic change, particularly with regard to the technology shift to LEDs, the Group’s new CEO Ulrich Schumacher, who took office on 1 October 2013, has chosen to focus on a consistent multi-brand strategy, intensive collaboration within the Group and flat, efficient organisational structures. The new structures that were implemented on 1 December 2013 support the stronger entrepreneurial management of the Zumtobel Group, the optimal utilisation of production and sales synergies and the strengthening of the Group’s innovative power.
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2014-06-06

LEDinside’s Warm Tips: LEDforum 2014 Guangzhou will be held on June 11

LEDforum 2014, organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, will be held on June 11, 2014. Top executives from the first-tire international manufacturers like Philips Lumileds, Osram, Samsung, Seoul Semiconductor, Toyoda Gosei, LED chip giants such as Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics, China leading LED enterprises like Honglitronic, Refond and MLS Lighting will be invited as speakers, dissect the current situation of LED industry on the theme of LED market trends and the development strategy, to create an audi...
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2014-05-21

LEDforum 2014 Gathers International Industry Giants, to Present the most Professtional LED Seminar

LEDforum 2014, organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, will be held on June 11, 2014. Top executives from the first-tire international manufacturers like Philips Lumileds, Osram, Samsung, Seoul Semiconductor, Toyoda Gosei, LED chip giants such as Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics, China leading LED enterprises like Honglitronic, Refond and MLS Lighting will be invited as speakers, dissect the current situation of LED industry on the theme of LED market trends and the development strategy, to create an audi...
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2014-05-13

Revolution Lighting Technologies Reports 1Q14 Financial Results

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVLT) (“Revolution Lighting”), a leading provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014, ended March 31, 2014.
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2014-05-12

Primasia Securities: Epistar to Gain from U.S. and Europe Market

Despite net losses during first quarter of 2014, financial analysts projected Epistar will benefit from U.S. and Europe lighting markets this year, and is expected to benefit from rising general LED lighting demands and stable demands in the display backlight market, according to a Taipei Times report.
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2014-04-23

Cree Well Positioned for Growth in Fourth Quarter, says CEO

Cree, Inc. announced revenue of US $405.3 million for 3Q14, ended March 30, 2014. This represents a 16 percent increase compared to revenue of US $348.9 million reported for 3Q13. “Fiscal Q3 was a solid quarter as revenue and operating income were in line with our target range and the business is well positioned to grow in fiscal Q4,” stated Chuck Swoboda, Cree Chairman and CEO.
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2014-04-15

LEDforum 2014: To Share Development Strategy with LED Industry Giants,Registering for Free

In 2014, LED industry ushered in golden period of development, the competition and integration between enterprises kicked off. LED industry faces both opportunities and challenges: under the urging of the localization process, the upstream chip companies optimize capacity utilization, to compete with each other in technology. Flip chip technology breaks in full fury, which has attracted more and more attention of lighting and backlighting market gradually, becoming the most important developing item in this year. As the global LED lamp replacing tide comes, LED bulb and tub...
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2014-04-10

Lunera Lighting Launches BallastLED Market Segment and Raises Debt Financing from Opus Bank

Lunera® Lighting, a leader in lighting innovation announced that they are launching their BallastLED™ technology and have raised US$ 5 million from Opus Bank to accelerate its adoption in the commercial general lighting market. BallastLEDTM technology makes it easy and affordable to convert an existing lighting infrastructure to LED by enabling true plug-and-play LED replacement bulbs for ballast driven lighting applications.
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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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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