2017-07-13

SemiLEDs Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

SemiLEDs Corporation, “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended May 31, 2017.
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2016-12-26

SemiLEDs Files Form 8-K For Changing Accounting Firm to BF Borgers

On Dec. 21, 2016, SemiLEDs Corporation (the “Company”) selected BF Borgers CPA PC (“BF Borgers”) as its new independent registered public accounting firm. The decision to engage and appoint BF Borgers as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Audit Committee.
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2016-07-14

SemiLEDs Financial Results Reports Net Loss for 3Q16

SemiLEDs Corporation, "SemiLEDs" or the "Company," a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, ended May 31, 2016.
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2014-12-24

SemiLEDs Announces Definitive Common Stock Purchase Agreement

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced it has entered into a definitive common stock purchase agreement with Mr. XiaoQing Han, Chairman and CEO of Beijing XiaoQing Environmental Protection Group. Under the terms of this agreement, Mr. Han will acquire a 15% interest in SemiLEDs common stock at a purchase price of $1.00 per share for a total consideration of $5.0 million and will join the SemiLEDs Board of Directors upon closing of the transaction.
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2014-12-03

SemiLEDs Reports Sliding Revenues in 4Q14

SemiLEDs, "SemiLEDs" or the "Company," a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal year 2014, ended August 31, 2014.
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2014-08-15

SemiLEDs Releases Complete 80mil EV LED Chip Family

SemiLEDs Corporation (Nasdaq:LEDS), a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, today announced sampling and volume availability of a complete line of 80x80mil rugged metal LED chips, including white, blue, and UV variations. The EV-80mil family allows packagers and integrators a wider variety of high-efficiency/high-output choices to address the growing number of applications in both the commercial lighting and industrial spaces. With the new family, a single 80x80mil device will typically replace four 40x40mil LED chips, which simplifies packaging and optical designs, while minimizing color fringing and shadow effects common to multi-chip implementations. 
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2014-03-21

SemiLEDs Launches High CCT Uniformity EV-W LEDs

SemiLEDs Corporation /quotes/zigman/119318/delayed/quotes/nls/leds LEDS +6.25% , a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, today announced sampling and volume availability of the EV-W series of white LED chips, providing LED packagers with a vastly increased range of capabilities while lowering production costs. The new EV-W chips incorporate SemiLEDs' proprietary ReadyWhite(TM) phosphor technology, which delivers a highly uniform phosphor coating across the emitter surface, greatly increasing color precision and uniformity. 
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2013-07-12

SemiLEDs Releases Its Financial Results for Q3 of 2013

On July 11, SemiLEDs, a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, issued its financial results for Q3 of fiscal year 2013, ended May 31, 2013. Revenue for Q3 of 2013 was $3.5 million, a decrease of 62% over the $9.2 million in the third quarter of 2012. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for Q3 of fiscal 2013 was $11.0 million, or a net loss of $0.40 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $10.0 million, or a net loss of $0.36 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal...
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2013-06-11

SemiLEDs Broadens Vertical UV-LED Portfolio with Mid- and High-Power Offerings

Sets the standard for breadth of offerings in UV LEDs for industrial and specialty applications  SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), the world leader in vertical UV-LED technology solutions, today announced the release of two new product families, the 10-watt high-power N9 series, and the 0.17 to 0.50-watt mid-power P50N series. Both product families take advantage of SemiLEDs unique patented vertical LED structure that delivers superior performance in directional industrial applications, such as printing, coating and curing, and specialty applications including signage and medical or cosmetic uses.  The N9 series, housed on a 9 x 9mm ceramic package, is offered in wavelengths from 385 to 420nm in 5nm bins. Drive currents up to 1,000mA delivers typical output of 5,000mW of optical power at the nominal 350mA drive rate at 30V . The lambertian output distribution is highly compatible with secondary optics to allow precise control of the high-intensity UV light. Compared to the standard 1000-4000 hour life of the incumbent UV lamp technologies, vertical UV-LED systems ......
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2013-06-08

SemiLEDs Releases Two More UV-LED Products Series

SemiLEDs Corp, has released two new UV-LED product series, the 10-watt high-power N9 series, and the 0.17 to 0.50-watt mid-power P50N series. According to proprietary vertical LED structure, both product series are designed for industrial applications including printing, coating, curing, signage and medical or cosmetic uses. The N9 series, placed in a 9mm x 9mm ceramic package, is offered in wavelengths from 385nm to 420nm in 5nm bins. Drive currents up to 1000mA provides typical output of 5000mW of optical power at the nominal 350mA drive rate at 30V. The lamberti...
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2013-04-26

Future of UV LED Remains Bright as High Power Demand and Number of New Applications Grow- Interview with SemiLEDs Executive VP of Sales and Marketing Dr. Ilkan Cokgor

  SemiLEDs is a LED chip maker, possessing UV LED chip and systems, also producing lighting class LED. LEDinside had the opportunity to interview Ilkan Cokgor, Ph.D., Executive VP of Sales and Marketing SemiLEDs, in order to understand SemiLEDs's LED lighting and UV LED development. Development status of SemiLEDs's UV LED system integration Although many UV LED applications are currently available on the market, most--for instance, curing technology--tend to be used in industrial settings. The relatively low UV LED adoption rate is generally attributable to the system integration problems that are encountered by manufacturers within the industry.
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2013-04-16

SemiLEDs’ Fiscal Q2 2013 Falls 23%

LED chip and component maker SemiLEDs Corp of Hsinchu, Taiwan has reported revenue of $4.8m, down 23% on $6.2m last quarter and 39% on $7.9m a year ago, for its fiscal second-quarter 2013 (to end-February). Impacted by the drop in revenue, a decline in the average selling price (ASP) of LED chips, and excess capacity charges for the firm’s LED chips, gross margin has deteriorated further, from negative 9% a year ago and negative 53% last quarter to negative 69%. “Demand has improved; however, the pricing environment for the general lighting market remains...
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2013-01-17

SemiLEDs Expands Its UV LED Portfolio with New 0.06W UV LED Product Series

SemiLEDs adds 0.06W UV LEDs product series to its UV LED product portfolio, available in 365-425nm, typical power 5-15mW at 20mA (power is dependent on wavelength). SemiLEDs (NASDAQ: LEDS), a global LED manufacturer, launches two new UV LEDs. The new series of 3020 PLCC UV LEDs and 5mm through-hole lamp type UV LEDs incorporate SemiLEDs’ unique and patented chip technology to offer higher performance and quality products to cost sensitive, retail applications. The 3020 product series will provide a solution to consumers w...
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2013-01-10

SemiLEDs Announces Power Improvement for Its EV-LED Family

SemiLEDs proudly announces its power improvements in its EV-LED family allowing single-chip emitters to achieve over 130lm/W. SemiLEDs announced its recent improvements in both epitaxial quality and chip process to its EV- family of LED chips. These improvements allowed a 10% increase in blue chip brightness and 8% decrease in forward voltage (Vf) during mass production, enabling its clients to achieve over 130lm/W with cool white and 110lm/W with warm white. The measurements were taken at 350mA. With Enhanced Vertical (EV) technology, SemiLEDs was abl...
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2013-01-10

SemiLEDs’ CFO Takes Replacement

Taiwan SemiLEDs Corp has declared that, on 2 January, David Young resigned as its chief financial officer, according to a filing announced by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Subsequently, on 4 January, the board of directors appointed Timothy Lin to serve as interim CFO while it conducts a search for a permanent replacement. Young has agreed to provide transition assistance to the firm for a period of time. Lin has been deputy controller since joining the firm in October 2010. Previously, he was a senior manager at Ernst & Young (Taiw...
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2012-09-05

SemiLEDs Makes Changes in Its Senior Management

SemiLEDs has announced changes to its senior management team. After serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and director of SemiLEDs, Dr. Anh Chuong Tran has transitioned to the role of Chief Scientist. As the Chief Scientist of SemiLEDs, Dr. Tran will dedicate his time to SemiLEDs’ technology and product development efforts. The Board of Directors of SemiLEDs has appointed Mr. Trung T. Doan, currently the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, to the additional role of President. “Technology has always ...
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2012-08-29

SemiLEDs completes LM80 with Integrated Service Technology

SemiLEDs leads the packaging manufacturers and became one of the first to pass a third party LM-80 test in Taiwan, performed by IST, required by Energy Star. SemiLEDs (Nasdaq: LEDS), with cooperation of Integrated System Technology(IST), is proud to announce that its S35 product line has successfully completed the requirements of the stringent 6000 hour lumen maintenance test (LM-80) and the results showed an extrapolated lifetime of up to 50,000 hours. SemiLEDs’ S35 series is the first product to pass the LM-80 after IST’s received t...
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2012-07-11

SemiLEDs Unveils C35 LED Incorporating EV LED Chip

SemiLEDs has developed its first series of products C35 LED to feature new Color-Precision™ technology incorporating Enhanced Vertical (EV) LED chip. The C35 can yield consistent color within a single 7-step, 4-step or 2-step MacAdam ellipse centered in ANSI defined standard color spaces. In addition, the C35 utilizes a ceramic submount which gives it low thermal resistance (Rth < 8°C/W). Lower thermal resistance allows heat to be effectively driven from an LED's junction, both extending the lifetime of the LED and providing better ...
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2012-07-11

SemiLEDs Q3 of Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results Increase 64%

SemiLEDs has announced its financial results for Q3 of fiscal year 2012, ended May 31, 2012. Revenue for Q3 of fiscal 2012 was $9.2 million, a 64% increase compared to $5.6 million in the same time of fiscal 2011. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $10.0 million, or a net loss of $0.36 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $5.1 million, or a net loss of $0.19 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss attributabl...
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2012-06-28

SemiLEDs Introduces New 'Enhanced Vertical' (EV) LED Product

SemiLEDs has introduced its new 'Enhanced Vertical' (EV) LED product series. The EV LEDs feature higher thermal endurance, ensuring better reliability at higher temperatures. In addition, they feature SemiLEDs' vertical chip structure on a patented metal alloy substrate, offering advantages in excellent optical output and high thermal conductivity. They are available for global sales and immediate sampling in blue, green and UV and chip sizes of 0.4mm x 0.4mm through 1.5mm x 1.5mm....
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2012-06-27

SemiLEDs and Cree Come to an Agreement on Patent Litigation

The patent infringement battle between SemiLEDs and Cree has come to an end. The two companies have agreed to end their respective patent infringement litigation against each other. Under the settlement, SemiLEDs has agreed to make a one-time payment to Cree for past damages. It has also agreed to the entry of an injunction (effective 1 October) that prohibits the importation and sale of SemiLEDs’ accused products in the USA. The parties have agreed to withdraw the remaining claims without prejudice to the right to assert their respective claims in the future....
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2012-02-17

SemiLEDs Achieves 40% External Quantum Efficiency for Ultraviolet (UV) LED Chips

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), a leading developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced that its UV LED chips are capable of emitting radiation at a wavelength of 390-420 nm with 40% external quantum efficiencies (EQE – a LED’s ability to convert electrons into photons) at 350 mA (up to 500 mW output power*, typical 3.3V forward voltage). “Our patented structure and metal alloy substrate allow us to produce and supply to the industrial curing market UV LEDs that are capable of operating at high c...
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2012-02-13

SemiLEDs Makes Breakthrough on Nitride UV LED Chips

Lately, SemiLEDs has made a breakthrough on its latest ultraviolet LED chips which are capable of emitting radiation at a wavelength of 390-420 nm with 40% external quantum efficiencies (EQEs). The EQE is an LED’s ability to convert electrons into photons. The devices have been tested at 350 mA  and up to an output power of 500 mW and a typical 3.3V forward voltage. The exact output power depends on the wavelength. The present SemiLEDs UV LED products are available in wavelengths ranging from 365nm-420nm, in chip sizes of 1.07 mm x 1.07 mm an...
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2012-02-08

SemiLEDs Ordered Veeco’s MOCVD System for High Volume LED Production

SemiLEDs has placed an order from Veeco’s TurboDisc(R) K465i(TM) gallium nitride (GaN) MOCVD System for high-volume production of high brightness LEDs at its Taiwanese manufacturing facility. Chuong A. Tran, Ph.D., President, Chief Operating Officer, of SemiLEDs commented, "We have placed Veeco's K465i system into our production facility in Taiwan. In addition to their proven MOCVD technology, Veeco's commitment to providing best-in-class LED manufacturing equipment, as well as enhanced local support with their technolog...
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2012-02-01

SemiLEDs Achieves 40% External Quantum Efficiency for Ultraviolet (UV) LED Chips

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), a leading developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced that its UV LED chips are capable of emitting radiation at a wavelength of 390-420 nm with 40% external quantum efficiencies (EQE – a LED’s ability to convert electrons into photons) at 350 mA (up to 500 mW output power*, typical 3.3V forward voltage). “Our patented structure and metal alloy substrate allow us to produce and supply to the industrial curing market UV LEDs that are capable of operating at high c...
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2012-01-16

SemiLEDs Reports 2012 Fiscal First-quarter Revenue

Recently, LED chip and component maker SemiLEDs has reported its fiscal first-quarter 2012 (to end-November 2011) revenue. The company has reported revenue of $6.75m, down 48% on $13m a year ago but rebounding 27% from $5.3m last quarter (which has been down 5% on the prior quarter). This is also at the high end of the $6-7m guidance given in November). Sequential growth is due to 93% growth in LED component sales (to about 45% of total revenue). However, revenue from LED chip sales fell 29% (to 30% of total revenue). Other revenue (mainly luminaires, manufacturing ...
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2011-12-22

SemiLEDs Sees Bright Prospects for UV LED Lighting Market

As the LED backlight market entered a plateau period, the lighting market becomes the major battlefield for the global LED makers to compete in. Given the fierce price competition, a number of LED manufacturers have shifted their focus to LED specialty lighting, plant lighting and medical lighting in seek of higher profits. With its vertical LED structure technology, American LED epitaxy manufacturer SemiLEDs developed UV LEDs of the wavelength range below 385nm. Additionally, the company optimized LEDs’ curing characteristics and developed a curin...
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2011-11-14

SemiLEDs Released a Weak Quarterly Revenues

SemiLEDs has released its not so bright financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, ended August 31, 2011. According to the company ,revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $5.3 million, a 54% decrease from $11.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $13.6 million, or a loss of $0.50 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $5.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fi...
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2011-07-01

China SemiLEDs Place an Order for Novellus’s VECTOR(R) LED System

LED equipment manufacturer Novellus Systems has shipped a VECTOR(R) plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) system to Xurui Guangdian Co., Ltd. ("China SemiLEDs") for producting SemiLEDs' MvpLED(TM) high-efficiency LED products. With a multi-wafer carrier configuration, the VECTOR LED system can handle all wafer sizes -- 2", 3", 4", 6", 8" and 12" -- with exceptional throughput, film quality and uniformity at each size. In contrast to a traditional PECVD reactor used in LED m...
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2011-04-28

SiBDI Announces the Highly Innovative S63 and S79 LED Light Engine

Silicon Base Development Inc. (Taiwan), a subsidiary of SemiLEDs Corporation, is again expanding its high power LED portfolio by adding two multiple-chip packages with silicon substrate—S63 and S79. SiBDI’s highly efficient S63/S79 series offers light output options from 400 to 1,000 lumens. The Light Engine can replace incandescent, halogen, and CFL light sources in a variety of applications. These integrated solutions deliver high quality light without pixilation, better color uniformity, and superior lumens output per area - closely replicating the ...
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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