2017-11-21

Apple Reportedly Collaborating with TSMC on Silicon-based Micro LED Displays

Apple might be cutting the size of its Micro LED R&D team, but it does not seem to give up on the next generation display technology, a few sources reported. It is collaborating with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to develop an alternative approach to sidestep challenges including the notorious mass transfer of chips.
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2017-08-23

Taiwanese Tech Giants Join Apple’s 3D Sensing Manufacturing Squad

Apple’s development of 3D sensing highly interests the market. A list of companies joining Apple’s 3D sensing supply chain has been revealed in a recent report, which includes quite a number of Taiwanese firms, including TSMC, Largan Precision, Foxconn, Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, GSEO, Xintec, and VisEra.  
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2015-01-12

LEDinside Projects Epistar and TSMC Alliance to Speed Up LED Industry Innovation

Epistar Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Board of Directors held simultaneous meetings to approve the sale of all shares of TMSC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL)  to Epistar at NT$ 1.46 per share, with the total price amounts to NT$ 825 million. Epistar will control 94% of TSMC SSL holdings after this acquisition. While TSMC will completely relinquish its control of TSMC SSL, the business operations will be jointly manned by the present TSMC SSL team and Epistar personnel.
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2014-06-09

China-LED: Flip Chip Gold-Wire Free LED Package Trend to Benefit Downstream Manufacturers

Flip chip gold-wire free LED packages are going mainstream in China this year, according to a report by China-LED.org. With Samsung LED bringing flip chips into TV products, the market has been assured that the technology is here to stay. Many big brands in Asia including Samsung and Lextar are focusing development on package free and gold-wire free LED packages.
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2013-11-11

TSMC Plans to List Solar and LED Subsidiaries on Stock Market Within Next Few Years

Global chip manufacturer TSMC has been attending international conventions this year to increase exposure for newly developed package free phosphor-on-die (PoD) technology. Optimistic about the economic performance for TSMC Solar and TSMC Solid State Lighting, the company plans to list the two businesses on the stock market in the next few years, said Morris Chang chairman of TSMC.
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2013-11-06

Low Price Trend Leads to Surge in Package Free Technology

With the continual low price trend of  in the LED market, manufacturers are beginning to consider options for lowering productions costs. LED package free products have become the focal point of the industry in 2013 with many manufacturers actively breaking into R&D and production.
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2013-06-05

TSMC Solid State Lighting to Showcase TH3 and TMx series in 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL) announced to release TH3 and TMx series products and will showcase their applications in 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition. Based on the company’s flip chip technology, superior reliability of the two products enable customers develop high-end lighting product. TH3 is a common 3030 package with power up to 3W capability. The unique feature of no wire bonding is free from loose electrical contact during the high current operation. Also, since the chip bonded directly on lead frame, TH3 has very low ther...
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2013-04-01

TSMC Will Put into Production Uncased LED Illuminant, Sparking a Packaging Revolution in the Later Half of the year

TSMC Solid State Lighting in the later part of the year will put into production uncased LED, saving cost to the LED illuminate packaging sector. TSMC Solid State Lighting President Dr. Jacob Tarn pointed out that the future of indoor lighting has become a large portion of the LED lighting supply market. This has caused competition within LED factories, making product prices being the key to market success.  TSMC Solid State Lighting President Dr. Jacob Tarn expressed that in near future, the selling point of LED bulbs already released by Cree has dropped as low as 10 USD. However, this has still not sparked a fierce......
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2013-03-20

TSMC Solid State Lighting has LM-80 testing lab accreditation

TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL) announced today that its laboratory was accredited as a LM-80 qualified lab by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF). At the same time, all of its LED product series have been tested in the lab and will be qualified per LM-80 testing practice.  LM-80 is the most well known qualification method for lumen maintenance test of  LED devices across the industry. Also, it is one of the important qualification report to apply Energy Star compliance ruled by US Environmental Protection Agency.
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2011-04-28

TSMC to Transfer Solar, LED Units into Two New Subsidiaries

As report goes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) scheduled to transfer its solar and solid-state lighting businesses into two new subsidiaries. Its LED-based solid-state lighting business will be transferred at a value not exceeding NT$2.8 billion ($96.9 million) to serve as initial paid-in capital for TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd. And its previously-announced solar business will be transferred value not exceeding NT$12.5 billion ($432.8 million) to serve as initial paid-in capital for TSMC Solar Ltd.. TSMC expects the establishme...
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2011-02-16

TSMC Likely to Bulid Units in the Solar and LED Businesses

According to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, it may form units in the solar and LED businesses. Formerly, TSMC and other Taiwan technology companies have been pushing into the $35 billion global solar energy market to leverage their expertise in chip and LCD manufacturing into new growth prospects. Last September, TSMC said it would complete the first phase of a planned solar energy plant in Taiwan in the first half of 2011 after an investment of over $200 million.  ...
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2010-12-15

TSMC planed to become a worldwide top-five LED player with its LED lighting development

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was aiming to stand in the worldwide top-five LED player position.
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2010-10-18

TSMC Likely to Receive LED Patents License From Philips

It's said that Taiwan silicon foundry giant Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will license LED patents from Philips when its LED factory starts pilot production at the end of 2010. According to the company, it began the construction in March 2010, with first-phase project scheduled to be completed and tooled by the end of 2010 at a cost of around NT$5.5 billion (US$177 million). Volume production will not kick off until Q1 of 2011.
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2010-09-13

TSMC August sales grow slowly

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) August sales grow slowly. According to the report announced by TSMC, its consolidated net sales for August 2010 were approximately NT$37.39 billion (about $1.17 billion), an increase of 0.5 percent over July 2010 and an increase of 25.4 percent over August 2009.
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2010-08-31

TSMC to invest US$319.6 million for developing new businesses

According to the executive of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), TSMC will hire 500-600 staff, mostly R&D-focused engineers, for the construction of a new fab at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) to produce thin-film solar PV modules, with volume production expected to kick off in 2011. Recently, for the new businesses, TSMC's board of directors decided to invest US$319.6 million. Construction on the facility began in March, and the equipment move-in for its LED fab at the Hsinchu Science Park on schedule of September.
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2010-08-12

TSMC to expand its business scope in LED production

TSMC recently held a meeting of the Board of Directors, which passed the following resolutions:  1. Approved capital appropriations of US$1,972.3 million to expand advanced process technology capacity at 12-inch fabs. 2. Approved capital appropriations of US$369 million to continue construction of Fab 15. 3. Approved capital appropriations of US$258.1 million to provide specialty technology capacity.
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2009-12-16

TSMC announces BCD process technologies for integrated LED drivers

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, has unveiled modular BCD (Bipolar, CMOS DMOS) process technologies targeting high voltage integrated LED driver devices. 
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2009-11-16

TSMC takes a big step in LED arena

Recently, Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has taken a big step in the LED arena. TSMC is looking at the energy sector for good reason. On Tuesday (Nov. 10), TSMC has approved capital appropriations of $46 million to set up a production line and product development lab for solid state lighting. This implies that it is looking at LED production. It is unclear if TSMC (Hsinchu) will devise LEDs on a foundry basis. The company did not elaborate on its intentions.
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2009-08-05

TSMC in Talks to Make an Acquisition of Solar, LED Companies, Bloomberg Reports

In an effort to boost growth by moving into new businesses, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is in talks to purchase companies in the solar and light-emitting diode (LED) industries, the company’s Chairman and CEO Morris Chang said, according to a report on Bloomberg.
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2009-06-15

TSMC Eyes LEDs, Solar Cells

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, the world's largest contract IC maker, plans to explore business opportunities in the green energy sector, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar energy. The plan is in line with the company's goal to diversify its revenue channels besides its foundry business. TSMC has decided to set up a new business development unit and Rick Tsai has been appointed to head the unit.
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2009-05-14

TSMC Invests in Liquidleds Lighting, Enhances Presence in Green Industry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) recently funded LED lighting maker Liquidleds Lighting Corp. NT$26 million (US$764,700) through its venture capital fund VTFA and has acquired 11% stake in the LED provider. The investment is considered as part of its plan to develop strong presence in green technology field. Liquidleds was co-founded in 2005 by a former iD SoftCapital Group executive. The company reportedly has introduced the first AC LED bulb in the industry.  In LED filed, TSMC has invested in epitaxy-wafer maker BridgeLux of the U.S.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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