2011-01-11

LED chipmakers Epistar, Tekcore, and Amtran reported December revenues

LED chipmaker Epistar's revenues for December were NT$1.44 billion (US$49.24 million), dropped 13% compared to November. The revenues for the full year in 2010 reached NT$19.76 billion, up 55% from 2009.
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2010-12-22

Amtran expected 2011 revenues to reach NT$100 billion

Amtran Technology expected its revenues would reach NT$100 billion (US$3.34 billion) in 2011, with subsidiary Raken Technology completing capacity expansion in 2011 and bringing annual revenues to US$3 billion. A leader of the company noted, 4Q10 would be the most profitable period in 2010 following record sales in November and strong performance in December. And it made Amtran overtake Samsung Electronics as the top TV vendor in North America in 3Q, and it is likely to retain its ranking in 4Q.
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2010-11-23

Amtran may enter the LED lighting market

Amtran Technology planed to enter the LED lighting market and would emphasize on family lightings. But until now, the company has no specific schedule for product release. It was said that LED had a share up to 10% in 2011 from 5% in 2010 in the global lighting market. Meanwhile, LED lighting market would start to strong competition in 2011.
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2010-11-05

Amtran posts financial reports for October

Taiwan LCD TV maker Amtran Technology October revenues were NT$6.12 billion (US$202.65 million), up 10.7% sequentially and 13.4% on year. The whole revenues in the first ten months of 2010 totaled NT$49.01 billion, down 5.28%. Its consolidated revenues for October go to NT$7.2 billion, up 14.44%. The whole revenues in the first ten months of 2010 totaled NT$57.77 billion, up 8.74%.
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2010-11-02

Amtran 3Q revenue reached NT$15.27 billion, up 6% quarter-over-quarter

LCD TV maker Amtran Technology posted 3Q revenue of NT$15.27 billion, up 6% quarter-over-quarter and 5% year-over-year, with EPS of NT$0.63. Operating profit stood at NT$0.438 billion, with the operating margin of 2.87%. Net profit stood at NT$0.49 billion, with EPS of NT$0.63. Gross profit arrived at NT$2.049 billion, with the gross margin of 13.42%. In the first three quarters, accumulated revenues totaled NT$42.863 billion, and net profit reached NT$1.356 billion, with EPS of NT$1.77.
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2010-10-08

Amtran September revenues reached NT$5.53 billion, up 22.2%

Thanks to amid vendors actively replenishing inventory and launching promotions ahead of schedule to boost market demand, Amtran Technology reported September revenues had been up 22.2% sequentially to NT$5.53 billion (US$180.06 million) and 4.1% compared for 2009.Revenues for 3Q had totaled NT$15.2 billion, up about 5% sequentially. In September, LED-backlit LCD TV shipment share increased from 12% in the first half of 2010 up to 20% of its total shipments, overall flat-panel TV shipments in 3Q reached 1.05-1.1 million units.
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2010-06-04

LG Display to Team Up with Everlight and Amtran To Set Up LED Packaging JV In China

LG Display Co. of South Korea, Taiwan LED maker Everlight Electronics Co. and Taiwan TV maker Amtran Technology Co., will team up to set up a joint venture in Suzhou, China that will provide LED packages for backlight units for flat panels.
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2009-12-02

Amtran: Integration in Supply Chain Could Accelerate the Popularity of LED-Backlit TVs - LEDforum 2009 Report (1)

At the LEDforum 2009, AmTRAN Chairman & CEO Alpha Wu pointed out that LED-backlit LCD TVs, which boast many advantages such as low energy consumption, high image quality and slim profile, is gradually becoming the design trend of LCD TVs. Optimistic about the LED-backlit TV market in 2010, AmTRAN projects the market penetration rate of such TVs will substantially grow to 20%.
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2009-09-11

Amtran to Cooperate with Everlight on LED Packaging

Amtran Technology Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based LED chipmaker, is to join hand with the leading LED packager Everlight Electronics to establish an LED packaging factory in China, the Taiwan Economic News reports yesterday, citing industry sources.
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2009-09-10

Amtran in talks with Everlight to invest in an LED packaging plant

Amtran showcased a full range of its own brand Vizio's LED-backlit TVs – the 55-inch LED TV will be priced under US$2,200 in the US, and around NT$119,000 (US$3,640) in the Taiwan market.
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2009-09-03

Everlight collaborates with Amtran to gain a foothold in LED TV

According to sorces, Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight Electronics is collaborating with Taiwan’s OEM company, Amtran, to develop LED TV backlight products. TV backlight samples have been sent to Korean maker LG, and the earliest delivery is expected in Q4. Meanwhile, Tekcore, through the connection of having Everlight as its one of its stakeholders, may have the opportunity to enter the LED TV supply chain.
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2009-08-25

LG Display, AmTRAN Co-Invest in Formosa Epitaxy

LG Display (LGD) and AmTRAN Technology recently jointly invested in Formosa Epitaxy Inc., a Taiwan-based LED chipmaker, according to an article on Taiwan Economic News. LG Display and AmTRAN have co-invested NT$2 billion (US$62 million at US$1:NT$33) in the LED chipmaker by acquiring 18-19% stake in Formosa, industry watchers said.
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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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