2015-11-05

Chinese LED Manufacturers Revenue Performance Shows Polarized Results in 3Q15

The LED industry survived the economic downturn, and has started to rebound in 3Q15. Their financial results will reveal whether manufacturers are in the lead with a overflowing treasury, passing, or in the red zone.
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2015-02-11

TILS 2015: About LED Manufacturer FORLETE

FORLETE photoelectric technology co., LTD is a LED and optical materials. Started with cooling materials research and development and manufacturing and import LED eye optics. High expanding various series of material of the LED light that shield an eye products of technology. The development and design, and to produce the LED fluorescent lamp, the desk lamp that shield an eye, High W lamp tube light, mining lamp and mining plants for business major Standard. 
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2014-12-30

Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Face Immense Challenges in Coming Year

Another challenging year awaits Taiwanese manufacturers as major Chinese LED chip manufacturer San’an Opto acquires a total of 100 MOCVD reactors in September and December and have said that the company will continue to headhunt Taiwanese experts, according to a report of China Times.
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2014-12-22

MLS Replaces Lite-On as Second Largest Cross-Strait LED Manufacturer

Spurred by government policies and market demands, China’s LED package and module manufacturers have shown exponential growth in the past few years, according to a CNA report.
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2014-12-18

San’an Opto Receives RMB 230 M Subsidy

San’an Opto was granted RMB 230 million (US $37.11 million) subsidy by Torch Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone Committee for 50 MOCVDs the company recently purchased, according to a news report from China Securities Journal.
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2014-11-07

Swedish LED Manufacturer Aluwave Establishes Production Site in China

Aluwave established a production site for its customized LED modules in China through a new company, Qingdao Aluwave Lighting Technology. The decision is based on the fact that several existing multinational customers with global operations have sought local deliveries to their assembly sites in China.
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2014-03-14

LED Manufacturers Scramble to Benefit from Market Surge

The LED industry has experienced a recent surge with no signs of stopping. Large global manufacturers such as Philips and Osram, as well as LED manufacturers from China, Korea, and Taiwan are all scrambling to take advantage of the booming market, and have increased investments in  LED lighting sector as they uphold positive outlooks on the sector performance.
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2014-03-12

UL Creates More Efficient Market Development Path for LED Manufacturers

UL announced the introduction of the Type TL Program, which offers a set of certification guidelines designed to create a more efficient path for manufacturers in developing new LED luminaire products. Through the flexibility of the UL Recognized Component program, LED drivers, an electrical device which regulates power to an LED or string of LEDs, are often designed with varying constructions and are tested in a variety of ways. This approach helps ensure LED drivers are interchangeable in most cases without the need for additional testing. 
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2014-02-17

Taiwanese Manufacturers on the Alert as Boston University LED Patent Lawsuits Spread

Patent wars are intensifying and spreading as the LED industry rebounds. Patent disputes within the industry are not solely centered on LED package manufacturers Nichia and Everlight. The industry has begun to focus on Boston University’s  expanding extent of legal actions taken towards patent infringement.
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2013-10-02

Goldman Sachs Projects Weak Global MOCVD Demand for 2014

The supply and demand situation for the LED industry has affected LED prices.  Foreign investment firm Goldman Sachs in the most recent global LED industry report pointed out that due to lowered demand expectations from Japanese, Korea, North American and European LED manufacturers, MOVCD equipment volume increase for 2013 has been lowered.
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2013-08-02

Sharp Intends to Raise Capital of $ 1 Billion through Selling Shares for Continuous Losses?

According to persons familiar with the matter, Sharp Corp. Plans to raise capital of about 100 billion yen ($ 1 billion) through issuing shares in public and private ways in September. These insiders said that Sharp Corp., the largest liquid crystal display (LED) manufacturer in Japan, aims to raise more capital through public offering. These insiders asked not to be named, because the news has not been made public. One of the insiders said that Makita Corp. and Lixil Group Corp. are likely to buy shares at the value of 10 billion yen respectively. Sharp expressed i...
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2013-01-17

TrendForce:Offseason Effect in 4Q12, Drives Taiwanese Vendors towards Bidding Market

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers posted a total revenue of NT$6,917 million (MoM-14.8%, YoY+5.1%) as of December, 2012. As the fourth quarter is the traditional offseason, and branded TV vendors delayed the replenishment of their stocks, LED manufacturers’ fourth-quarter revenue was put to the test. Affected by the offseason effect in the LED backlight market, many Taiwanese LED manufacturers started to set eyes on the LED bidding market such as bulbs and street lights. However, in the face of keen competition in the market, most vendors have aggressively reduced their prices to win the bid, further dampening Taiwanese LED manufacturers’ profitability.
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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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