2012-02-07

Epistar Orders Veeco’s K465i MOCVD System for Silicon Wafers on LEDs

Recently, Taiwan Epistar has placed an order from Veeco’s K465iTM TurboDisc® gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for development of LEDs grown on silicon substrates. M. J. Jou, Ph.D., President of Epistar, commented, “We are pleased to choose Veeco’s K465i as our GaN-on-Si development tool. We are excited about the potential of GaN-on-Si technology as we move to larger wafer sizes. We appreciate the strong support from Veeco, and look forward to this collaboration.” William...
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2011-11-24

Epistar Cooperates with Yonkon Group and NVC Lighting

Taiwan LED chipmaker Epistar has recently developed agreements with Zhejiang Yonkon Group Co., Ltd. and NVC Lighting Technology Corp. in mainland China. Under the agreement, the company’s deal with Zhejiang Yonkon will primarily stress cooperation on the development of lighting LEDs, in addition to Yonkon’s pledge to buy Epistar chips. Details of its cooperation with NVC are being discussed. It estimated the two contracts would help boost the chipmaker’s market share in the mainland to 30% in 2012 from 20% in 2011. Epistar Chairman B...
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2011-10-13

Mainland China’s Incandescent-ban Program Affects Taiwan’s LED Maufactures’ Actions

As Mainland China starts to implement a plan to phase out incandescent lamps in four to five years since October, Taiwan’s LED makers have taken actions to seize this opportunities. Epistar and Everlight have entered into alliance with Konka Group to open an epitaxy-wafer venture in the mainland. Everlight, is also promoting own-brand LED lighting in the mainland. LiteOn is setting up production lines in Changzhou, which integrate front-end, mid-end and back-end manufacturing capability. Genesis and Ledtech have separately signed agreementswith Potevio...
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2011-08-31

Epistar Qualifies Veeco’s MaxBright MOCVD System for High Volume Production

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that Epistar Corporation, headquartered in Taiwan, has recently qualified the TurboDisc® MaxBright™ gallium nitride (GaN) Multi-Reactor Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for high-volume production of high brightness light emitting diodes (HB LEDs). Ming Jiunn Jou, Ph.D., President of Epistar, commented, “Veeco’s MaxBright Multi-Chamber System enables us to ramp production quickly on the industry’s most productive platform. We will continue ...
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2011-06-20

Taiwan`s Major LED Munafacturers Share Their Views on LED Lighting

Recently, Taiwan`s major LED munafacturers including Chairman Y.F. Yeh of Everlight, Chairman B.J. Lee of Epistar and Delta Electronics executives have show their views for the LED lighting industry at the Photonics Festival Taiwan 2011. According to Epistar`s Lee , the efficiency of LED lamps previously forecast to be achieved in 2015 will be reached in 2012, based on buyers from the world come to mostly purchase LED lamps at this show . For Everlight`s Yeh, he believes that the March 11 catastrophe reminds people of the importance of nuclear power ...
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2011-06-10

ERC Strengthens Partnerships for LED Marketplace

Reportedly, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Centre (ERC) led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  has set up 21 key industrial partners including Osram Sylvania and Taiwan-based Epistar to help guide the centre’s leading-edge research programs and hasten the transition of important innovations from the lab bench to the marketplace. The ERC is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is dedicated to developing new LED technologies and applications for smarter, better-performing lighting devices and systems. At present, the ERC team i...
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2011-05-18

LEDinside: LED Perspective from B.J. Lee, Chairman of Epistar

Epistar is a Taiwan-based professional LED chipmaker. In recent years, it has been quite active with a series of M&A and joint-venture strategies, making it the leader of Taiwan chipmakers. LEDinside is privileged to have invited B.J. Lee, its chairman to share Epistar’s business experiences and strategies.
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2011-05-12

Epistar and Everlight Posted Lackluster Revenue Results in April

Taiwan`s major LED maker posted lukewarm revenue records last mounth, sliping 2.74% from a month earlier, to NT$1.69 billion (US$59.2 million at US$1: NT$28.6); Everlight scoring 0.3% less revenue with NT$1.42 billion (US$49.6 million); and Edison Opto reporting a 3.2% contraction to NT$249 million (US$8.7 million). Executives from Epistar estimated the company`s gross margin for April to stand above 25% while the company itself estimated its monthly gross margin to surge 30%. Industry executives estimated packager Everlight`s revenue for the second quarter ...
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2011-05-05

Epistar Gave Its First Supplier Award to Dow Electronic Materials

The Metalorganic Technologies business of Dow Electronic Materials of Philadelphia, PA, USA (a business unit of Dow Advanced Materials) has received Epistar’s first Supplier Award. Dow was recognized for “ensuring the supply of precursor materials, improving product quality, providing excellent material and process support for manufacturing, offering superior customer communications and achieving high customer satisfaction”. Epistar’s chairman Dr BJ Lee upon presenting the award on 30 March at its facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan, commented...
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2011-04-20

Aixtron Received Orders of Its G5 HT Reactors from Epistar

Taiwan Epistar has ordered Aixtron G5 HT reactors in a 14x4-inch configuration for high brightness LEDs. Aixtron G5 HT reactor is a further endorsement of G5´s very rapid time-to-production and excellent system-to-system reproducibility. Ming-Jiunn Jou, President of Epistar, was please with the new reactors and thought that it will form the backbone of their planned capacity expansion for their high brightness LED production program. It’s said that the systems are delivered in the first and second quarter of 2011. Aixtron´s local support tea...
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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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