2017-10-11

Mini LED TV Backlight and Display to Be Rolled Out Soon

The next generation display technology Micro LED draws lots of attention, but Micro LED will take time to reach the mass production (MP) phase. Before that happens, mini LED with lower technical barrier will enter its MP phase first. Sources said, panel makers and LED die manufacturers already started their collaboration. Initially, mini LED will be used for two major categories: signage and TV panel backlight source. The cooperative effort will launch ultra-fine-pitch signage and super energy-saving, ultra-slim direct lit mini LED backlight TV panels.
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2017-09-29

[Financial Updates] Lextar's Revenue in August Down 4.6% MoM But the Firm is Accelerating Product Innovation

Lextar, a Taiwan-based supplier of a board range of LED products, reported its revenue in August declined to NTD 1.06 billion, down 4.6% MoM and 9.95% YoY. The consolidated revenue as of the end of August reached about NTD 8.35 billion, down 9.37% YoY.
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2017-03-27

Lextar to Announce LED PES Headlamp Module

Vertically integrated LED manufacturer Lextar announces the latest LED Poly-Ellipsoid Headlight System (PES) headlamp module. Tailored for automotive and motorcycle headlights, the brand-new LED PES headlight module is equipped with Lextar’s independently designed optical lens that can boost maximum luminance to 70,000cd. 
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2016-11-09

Lextar’s Successful Transition Boosts Gross Margin in 3Q16

LED manufacturer Lextar third quarter financial results for 2016 recently showed positive developments.
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2016-10-24

Lextar Launches Human-Centric Lighting Solutions

Lextar Electronics, the vertically integrated LED maker in Taiwan, is setting the trend with human-centric lighting, a combination of LED lighting fixtures with a control system that can simulate day and night to change the color temperature of the light. At the same time, the company also launched “Solar White”, its latest LED light quality upgrade technology capable of generating an LED light source similar to natural sunlight. Lextar will attend the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) from 27-30 October 2016, where it will once again publicly display its concept of human-centric lighting in the form its ALLUXIA flat panel lights.  ALLUXIA has won the German Design Award and the Red Dot design award 2016.
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2016-09-05

Peak Season Drives up Lextar Backlight and Lighting Revenue

Lextar’s revenue in August 2016 rose 13.1% monthly to NT $1.18 billion (US $37.63 million), reported UDN.com.
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2016-08-09

Lextar Still in the Red in 2Q16

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar posted a net loss of NT $ 120 million (US $ 3.82 million) for second quarter of 2016, despite reporting a revenue increase.
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2016-05-12

Lextar Reports Revenue Decline in 1Q16

Lextar consolidated revenue during first quarter of 2016 slid 3.2% YoY to NT$ 3.39 billion (US $ 104.19 million), due to price pressures on the market.
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2016-04-19

Lextar Showcases Innovative Nonvisible IR LED, Automotive Headlights and UV LEDs at TILS 2016

Lextar’s booth highlighted more advanced lighting technology at the lighting show this year, including several IR LED solutions, automotive lighting and UV LED modules at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2016, which took place at Nangang Exhibition Hall from April 12-16, 2016 in Taipei.
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2016-03-10

Lextar to Announce Smart Location-based Service

The LED vertical integrator Lextar Electronics (“Lextar” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 3698), will launch the smart location-based service (Smart LBS). With sensors equipped in LED lighting fixtures in wireless networks, the Smart LBS provides business owners with master data analysis and interactive marketing services. By linking to the smart LBS system and the Internet of Things (IoT) over indoor lighting, Lextar provides customers with more value-added services to its lighting fixtures. This system will be debuted for the first time at the Light+Building 2016 exhibition held in Frankfurt, Germany, since March 13. At the exhibition, Lextar will also launch a wide variety of LED lighting products with smart lighting function.  
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2016-01-29

Lextar Focuses on Niche Markets and Eight LED Market Trends

The worst is thought to be over as 2015 comes to an end, a quick overview of developments in the past year show product prices have reached new historical lows in the past year. The elimination race has escalated with restructures becoming the new norm in the industry.
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2015-10-27

Lextar to Showcase Frameless LED Panel Light at HK International Lighting Fair

Lextar Electronics Corp, the LED vertical integration manufacturer, will release its new generation LED flat panel lights – ALLUXIA. ALLUXIA’s frameless visual effect can create flexibility for seamless connection of luminaires. With its simple and neat appearance, it opened a new era of LED flat panel light 5.0.  Lextar will unveil ALLUXIA at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair taking place during October 27-30, 2015.
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2015-09-23

Lextar, Cree and Leadray Energy Partner up on LED Streetlight Projects

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar announced recently it formed a partnership with Leadray Energy and Cree in LED streetlight R&D.
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2015-06-16

Lextar Electronics Launches DCOB LED Light Engine

Lextar Electronics (Lextar), the LED vertical integration manufacturer, has launched a DCOB (Driver on COB) product, using Lextar’s in-house high voltage Chip to design an integrated light module without an external driver, providing the most convenient plug-and-play LED light engine for the traditional lighting fixture manufacturers. Lextar presents a complete series of AC-in Driver-on-Board module at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition from 9th to 12th of June, 2015.
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2015-05-14

Lextar Sells A Factory in Taiwan for NT $361 M

Lextar, a large LED manufacturing company under the AUO group, has sold one of its factory in Hsinchu County, Taiwan for NT $361 million (US $11.82 million) to Twoway Communications.
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2015-03-10

Lextar Reports Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth

Lextar today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 financial report.
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2015-02-24

LED Market Trends in the Year of the Goat

A China Times report has highlighted five major LED market trends in 2015:
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2015-01-06

Lextar’s Reports Slight Revenue Growth for 2014

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar reported incremental revenue growth in December 2014, according to a latest United Daily News (UDN) report.
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2014-12-30

UDN: Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Revenue Guidance for 2015

Upstream Taiwanese LED chip manufacturers including Epistar and leading downstream LED manufacturers Everlight and Lextar were upbeat about the industry’s growth in 2015, with most forecasting at least 20% growth, reported UDN.
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2014-12-08

Lextar Reports Slight Dip in November Revenue

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar’s recently announced revenue last month was slightly down, due to the slack season in 4Q14.
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2014-12-03

Lextar’s 4Q14 Revenue Drops as Industry Enters Low Season

Lextar’s revenue in October 2014 continued to decline, with initial estimations November to December performances being flat or showing only minor growth, mainly due to backlight’s slack season, according to a Money DJ report.
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2014-10-17

Cree Keeps Promise of Buying Lextar Shares at NT $30

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar has approved leading U.S. LED manufacturer Cree’s NT $83 million investment in the company during a recent shareholder meeting, according to several Taiwanese media reports.
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2014-10-09

Lextar’s Flat Panel Light LEAFIA Wins Japan Good Design Award 2014

 Lextar Electronics Corp. (TAIEX: 3698, “Lextar” or the “Company), a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, debuted an ultra slim flat panel LED luminaire, LEAFIA, with a thickness of only 8mm and has been named a winner in Japan’s Good Design Award 2014. This is the fourth time Lextar has received recognition from the award. Lextar will unveil LEAFIA at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair taking place during October 27-30, 2014.
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2014-09-05

Lextar and Unity Opto Set New Revenue Records in August 2014

Lextar Electronics set another new revenue record last month, after three consecutive months of growth drove up revenue by 14.7 percent YoY to NT $1.42 billion (US $50 million), according to a UDN report. On a monthly basis, the company’s growth in August was only up 0.3 percent compared to July 2014.
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2014-09-01

B.J. Lee: Epistar Won’t be Slashing FOREPI Jobs After Merge

Epistar and FOREPI stockholders have approved the proposed merger between the two companies today, according to a report by Cynes.com. FOREPI stocks will be swapped at a rate of 3.448 per Epistar share. 
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2014-08-27

Lextar Chairman: Cree to Become Second Largest Investor

At a press conference held in Taipei today, David Su, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lextar spoke about how the company sealed the US $83 million investment deal with leading U.S. LED manufacturer Cree.
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2014-08-27

Cree Allies with Taiwanese Manufacturer to Reclaim Market Share

The new agreement between leading U.S. LED manufacturer Cree and Taiwan electronics firm Lextar, which stipulates Cree will invest $US 83 million in the Taiwanese firm, comes as a surprise, according to LEDinside, a subsidiary of the Taiwan-based market research firm TrendForce. Under the agreement, Cree and Lextar will also cooperate on LED chip supply and royalty-bearing licenses for certain Cree LED chips. 
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2014-08-27

Why Cree Needs Lextar

Leading U.S. LED manufacturer Cree surprised the LED industry on Aug.26, 2014 with the announcement of an investment partnership totaling US $83 million to purchase 83 million Lextar shares at a price of NT$30 (US $1.00) per share. The company also stated the partnership included long-term LED chip supply agreement and royalty-bearing license agreements for certain Cree LED chips. Why has Cree decided to invest in Lextar now?
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2014-08-27

[Breaking News] Cree and Lextar Enter Investment Agreement

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, and Lextar Electronics Corporation (TAIEX: 3698), today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lextar and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips. As part of the agreement, Cree will invest approximately US $83 million to purchase 83 million Lextar shares at a price of NT$30 (US $1.00) per share. 
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2014-08-19

Lextar to Scale Up Production Capacity in 4Q14

Lextar will be scaling up investments in 4Q14 to expand production capacity in 2015 to overcome production shortages, according to a UDN report.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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