2017-11-09

Macroblock Lets Go of Low-end Market to Secure Gross Margin

Macroblock fought a several price war against its rivals in China in 2017, so its product gross margin significantly dropped. The firm's gross margin in 2Q17 fell to 22.68%, far below 32.81%, the average gross margin in 2016.
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2017-03-09

Toshiba Expands Line-up of Illumination LED Driver ICs with a Single-Wire Input

Toshiba Corporation's Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company today announced the launch of “TB62D787FTG,” a new LED driver IC with a single-wire input and 24-channel output, for amusement equipment and LED illumination applications. Sample shipments start today with mass production scheduled to start in June.
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2014-01-28

Morgan Stanely Projects LED Driver IC Benefits from Rise in LED Lighting Demands

LED driver IC is unsurprisingly the upcoming star of 2014, spurred by the increasing demand for LED general lighting. However, the driver IC market appears to commoditize rapidly with competition from China vendors. According to a recent report by Morgan Stanley, LED general lighting penetration rate is estimated to reach 17% in 2014, up from 8% in 2013. LED lighting penetration rate is anticipated continue rising to 44 percent by 2016. Each light needs an LED driver IC to control the electric current and, in some cases, offer dimming function. The volume for LED driver ICs will thus grow proportionally with LED lighting.
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2013-11-22

Power Integrations Adds High-Line Parts to LYTSwitch-4 LED-Driver IC Family

Power Integrations added devices optimized for high-line applications, completing the roll-out of its LYTSwitch™-4 LED-driver IC family. LYTSwitch-4 ICs deliver accurate output current and high efficiency for bulb and tube applications and high-bay lighting. The devices simplify design and reduce cost while ensuring that lamps deliver uniform light output and provide exceptional performance in TRIAC-dimmable applications.
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2013-08-19

Macroblock Receives Orders for World Cup Brazil

In the second quarter of next year the FIFA World Cup Brazil will feature top grade LED displays in 14 playing venues. With LED display panel driver IC demand starting to emerge, Macroblock chairman Dr. Li-Chang Yang expressed that the company has been receiving an influx of customer orders and the increased output volume has become one of the divers for operation in the second half of the year.
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2013-07-17

Toshiba Exhibits Semiconductor Solution for LED Lighting System at TECHNO-FRONTIER

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2013-05-30

Taiwan LED Driver IC Vendors Revenue Grows Strong in 2Q13

Some Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been ramping their shipments of LED driver ICs to China thanks to the fledging LED lighting industry in the country and growing demand for LED backlight products from China-based smartphone, tablet and consumer electronic product makers. Among the IC vendors, Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics are expected to see their revenues grow over 30% sequentially in the second quarter, while fellow companies Richtek Technology and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are likely to double their shipments of LED driver ICs on qu...
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2013-04-28

Supertex Introduced HV9910C LED driver IC

Supertex, Inc. introduced HV9910C, an open loop, current mode, universal high brightness LED driver IC. It is ideal for general and decorative LED lighting, flat panel display backlighting, and other DC/DC or AC/DC input based applications. HV9910C is an enhanced drop-in replacement to the HV9910B, designed to convert high voltage supplies (85V - 265VAC rectified) or (15V - 450VDC) to a constant current source for powering a string or a combination of strings of high brightness LEDs. It can be programmed to operate in either a constant frequency or c...
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2013-04-22

CamSemi introduces C3183 LED driver IC

CamSemi has introduced C3183 LED driver with a power range from 3 to 20W. The C3183 uses CamSemi’s patented Primary Side Sensing (PSS) and power-saving technologies to boost system performance and energy efficiency.The LED driver IC delivers a power factor of 0.7 without needing a high voltage input electrolytic capacitor. Use of quasi-resonant switching and other techniques enable operating efficiencies in excess of 90% and C3183 provides current regulation at a new ‘best in class’ level of +/- 3% allowing more margin for thermal design. The...
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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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