2012-02-13

TCL to Focus on Become the World’s Fifth-largest LED TVs Supplier

According to TCL Corporation’s company filing, the company has posted a 14.68 percent year-on-year increase in LED TV sales in January to 1.34 million units, of which sales of LED backlit TVs surged 161.88 percent to 804,700 units, or 61 percent of the total. TCL sold 197,800 Internet TVs and 102,300 3D TVs in January, up 14.99 percent and 7.76 percent year-on-year. Exports of LED TVs in January rose 96.02 percent year-on-year, or 260,300 units, to 510,300 units. The company will focus on Internet TVs, next-generation smart TVs and 3D TVs...
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2012-02-01

Philips Announces Q4 Loss of $211M

Royal Philips Electronics has posted a fourth-quarter loss due to a worse performance by its lighting, health care arms, as well as television business. The net loss for the October to December period was euro160 million ($211 million), compared with profit of euro465 million in the same period a year ago. Revenues rose 3.3 percent to euro6.79 billion. Philips' lighting arm had sales growth of 7 percent and energy-saving LED lights now account for 18 percent of the total. EBITA dropped 79 percent to euro41 million, in part due to costs of re-branding recently acquir...
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2012-01-18

Cree Released Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012

Cree has released its financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2012, ended December 25, 2011. The company has received $304.1 million for second quarter. This represents an 18% increase compared to revenue of $257.0 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 and a 13% increase compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012. GAAP net income for the second quarter of $12.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, decreased 76% year-over-year compared to GAAP net income of $49.8 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2011. On ...
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2012-01-16

SemiLEDs Reports 2012 Fiscal First-quarter Revenue

Recently, LED chip and component maker SemiLEDs has reported its fiscal first-quarter 2012 (to end-November 2011) revenue. The company has reported revenue of $6.75m, down 48% on $13m a year ago but rebounding 27% from $5.3m last quarter (which has been down 5% on the prior quarter). This is also at the high end of the $6-7m guidance given in November). Sequential growth is due to 93% growth in LED component sales (to about 45% of total revenue). However, revenue from LED chip sales fell 29% (to 30% of total revenue). Other revenue (mainly luminaires, manufacturing ...
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2012-01-05

Sunovia Issues Shares to Focus on Outdoor Light LED Industry

Sunovia Energy Technologies Inc., specialized in LED lighting and solar technologies , issued more than 35 million shares of new common stock at the end of 2011. According to a newly released filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, roughly 25.8 million shares were sold to a group of 10 investors at a price of 2 cents per share, raising $516,800 in capital for the company. And roughly 9.3 million shares were issued to two Sunovia employees, including CEO Art Buckland, to satisfy “deferred compensation obligations” worth $186,199. The company pos...
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2011-12-30

Epistar Gains Share Buyback to Support Its Share Price

Epistar has announced to gain a share buyback plan in a bid to support its share price. Epistar announced Wednesday it would buy back 10 million shares from the open market at a range of NT$51 to NT$76 between Dec. 29 and Feb. 28, 2012. The company said the repurchased shares will be transferred to its employees as an incentive to encourage them to work harder. As the company has received rush orders and hoped its bottom line would be boosted accordingly for the fourth quarter of this year, other LED makers also steamed ahead amid improved sentiment toward their earnings ...
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2011-11-25

Livonia to Receive $82,125 for LED Lighting

The city of Livonia will receive a grant of $82,125 for LED lighting. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has announced to fund $399,261 in the advanced lighting technology demonstration grants. And the of Livonia becomes one of six Michigan cities, townships and counties to receive part of this grand worthing $82,125 for LED lighting. The grant will fund LED street lighting along Shadyside Street next to Livonia City Hall, extending from Five Mile to the parking area behind the Livonia Police Station, and street lights in the parking lot at the Civic ...
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2011-11-14

SemiLEDs Released a Weak Quarterly Revenues

SemiLEDs has released its not so bright financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, ended August 31, 2011. According to the company ,revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $5.3 million, a 54% decrease from $11.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $13.6 million, or a loss of $0.50 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders of $5.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fi...
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2011-11-11

US Department of Energy Accelerats Funding for SSL Competion

Coming after from China announces the roadmap of banning incandescent , the US Department of Energy (DOE) has also been accelerating funding for the production of LEDs to help the country be competitive in LED industry and the overall clean energy race. The DOE will be accepting funding applications through December 15, 2011, for developers of energy-saving lighting technologies involving LEDs in some of the latest developments. The Obama Administration authorized up to $10 million for manufacturing research and development on SSL, including HBLEDs as ...
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2011-10-19

Cree Released Financial Report in first quarter of fiscal 2012

Cree has announced revenue of $269.0 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2012, ended September 25, 2011. This represents a 0.2% increase compared to revenue of $268.4 million reported for the first fiscal quarter last year and a 11% increase compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. GAAP net income for the first quarter of $12.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, decreased 78% year-over-year compared to GAAP net income of $58.0 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the first quarter of ...
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2011-10-06

OSRAM SYLVANIA Strengthens Position in Two Key Growth Markets

OSRAM has signed an agreement with Townsend Ventures, LLC to increase its stake in Encelium Technologies from 15 percent to 100 percent. This move will enhance the company's position in two key global growth markets, LED based technologies and Light Management Systems (LMS). Encelium is an ideal complement to OSRAM and OSRAM SYLVANIA's General Lighting portfolio of energy-efficient lighting products and solutions. Encelium, headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., is a leading software technology development company concentrating in advanced l...
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2011-09-16

Aixtron Slashed 2011 Sales Guidance

Source inform that Aixtron, has slashed its sales guidance for 2011 and reduced its order backlog by €100 million, based on talks with its Asian customers revealed increasing macro-economic concerns. Previously, Aixtron’s target was  €800 million-€900 million.However, it now expects to post sales of between €600 million and €650 million. With the average cost of a piece of MOCVD kit around €2-2.5 million, the new guidance suggests that Aixtron has cut its shipment expectations for 2011 by as many as one hundreds units. It may has a...
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2011-09-13

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2011-08-31

Everlight Revenue Q3 Drops 10% but Q4 will Recover

According to Everlight’s official, the company expects its revenue in the third quarter to fall by 10 percent from the previous quarter amid lower demand, while returning to stronger growth in the fourth quarter on the back of a better lighting and small-size backlight business. The company’s financial data showed that consolidated revenue totaled NT$5.45 billion (US$187.79 million) in the second quarter, up 27.76 percent from the previous quarter, the company’s financial data showed. In contrast, the company’s net profit dropped 7.41 percent from the pr...
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2011-08-30

Taiwan Unity Opto be of Confidence in August LED Sales

Taiwan major LED packager Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd., is satisfied with its revenue of NT$513 million (US$17.7 million) in July, up 2%. According to Unity Opto , sales of international TV brands have recovered in the third quarter,despite of the weak demand from LCD backlight modules. The company has seen clear increase of orders for backlighting application from TV makers in August. For shipments of illumination-application LEDs,it have been smooth in the past few months, especially deliveries to Japan. The company expects clear shipment growth in ...
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2011-08-10

Cree Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011

Annual Revenue increased 14% to a record $988 Million Annual Net Income was $147 Million Cree has announced revenue of $243.0 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, ended June 26, 2011. This represents an 8% decrease compared to revenue of $264.6 million reported for the fourth fiscal quarter last year and an 11% increase compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2011. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of $19.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, decreased 63% year-over-year compared to GAAP net income of $52.8 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, for the fo...
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2011-07-29

Veeco Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results: Solid Revenue,Profits and Record Orders

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Veeco reports its results on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, and also provides results excluding certain items. Please refer to the attached table for details of the reconciliation between GAAP operating results and Non-GAAP operating results. All results presented herein are for Veeco’s “Continuing Operations” which excludes the Metrology business sold to Bruker Corporation on October...
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2011-07-28

Instrument Systems Closes Business Year with Record Results

Specialist manufacturer of solutions for light measurement Instrument Systems GmbH has closed another business year very successfully. The company has continued to extend its market leadership in LED metrology. Sales for the business year completed in June 2011 rose by 112% to 21.9 million euros – after 10.3 million euros in the business year 2009/10. A number of major contracts were responsible for this success, including a contract from a leading brand manufacturer of PCs and consumer electronics. The products from Instrument Systems are a benchmark for precision,...
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2011-07-06

Veeco Announces Date for Second Quarter 2011 Financial Release

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced that second quarter 2011 financial results will be distributed after the market closes on Thursday, July 28, 2011. A conference call reviewing these results has been scheduled for 5:00pm ET that day at 1-888-389-5979 (toll free) or 1-719-457-2689 using passcode 4992731. The call will also be webcast live on the Veeco website at www.veeco.com. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 8:00pm ET that same evening through midnight on August 11, 2011 at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820, using passcode4992731, or on the Vee...
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2011-06-22

Taiwan LED Revenues in 2012 may Break a New Record Predicted by Taiwan PIDA

According to Taiwan's Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA), due to a high-growth market demand worldwide, Taiwan's LED industry revenues are likely to reach $6.8 billion in 2012 from this year's projected $5.2 billion revenues, surging by 32 percent. This is double than last year's first-ever $3.4 billion turnover. Both government and private sector incentives in many countries to boost the use of LED lighting has driven the high-growth market demand, analyzed by PIDA. Taiwan ranks second among the world's largest...
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2011-06-15

Illumitex’s $13.5 million Investment for LED Lighting

Illumitex has announced to raise $25.23 million in total for LED lighting, and has closed $13.5 million of that. Dan Watkins at DFJ Mercury, and Forest Baskett and Jimmy Treybig at New Enterprise Associates is listed on Illumitex’s filing. New Enterprise Associates and DFJ previously invested in Illumitex. Illumitex develops LED chips and assembles them into modules that will be built into light bulbs and installations. The company is targeting the general lighting market as well as lighting designs that accentuate architectural buildings and lightin...
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2011-06-15

GT Solar Lighting Business may Benefit from Sapphire Growth

Reportedly, GT Solar predicts its sapphire materials business will contribute about a tenth of its fiscal 2012 sales based on orders for general lighting applications pick up. According to Cree's CEO’s opinion at the Reuters Global Energy and Climate Summit, LED lights need to pay back hefty investments a lot quicker before they go mainstream. In opposite, GT Solar's CEO Tom Gutierrez, believes that as more capacity is brought on board, prices will fall, helping sales. In his opinion, the company's customers, centered in South Korea and C...
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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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2011-04-27

Veeco Released Financial Results for the First Quarter

Veeco has released its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. According to Veeco's Chief Executive Officer, John R. Peeler, the company has received strong revenue first quarter, with revenues of $255 million, gross margin of 51% and non-GAAP net income of $57 million, all complied with their expectation. As predicted, revenues were down 15% sequentially, but increased 89% from the prior year first quarter. LED & Solar revenues were $215 million and Data Storage revenues were $40 million. Veeco's first quarter bookings totalled $...
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2011-04-25

Everlight Announced Its Sales Revenue of First Quarter

Recently, Everlight has announced its sales revenue of first quarter. Its pretax profits is NT$538 million, or NT$1.28 per share, more than double the earnings of NT$262 million posted a quarter earlier. Thanks to the decline in LED prices helping to boost downstream packagers’ gross profit rates generally, the gross profit rate improved to 25% from 20%. The firm expects a double-digit revenue growth, with the gross profit rate to keep trending upward to between 25% and 28%. However, its sales revenue for the first quarter declined 4.28% from a quarter earlier t...
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2011-04-25

Philips Released Its First Quarter Results for 2011

Philips has released its first quarter results for 2011, and LED-based sales played a important role with 27 per cent compared to the first quarter in 2010 - representing 14 per cent of total lighting sales. LED components accounted for 7 per cent of the lighting division’s total revenues of €7.6 billion - approximately €530 million - over the period, which represents an increase of approximately 50 per cent compared with the previous year. Philips sales of LED-based lamps and luminaires accounted for approximately €600 million in revenues over the pas...
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2011-04-19

Philips Lighting Reported Its LED Revenue

Reportedly, Royal Philips Electronics’ revenue from Packaged LEDs and solid-state lighting products has kept a solid growth curve in the first quarter of the year. According to Philips, overall, its first quarter sales of €5.26 billion ($7.48 billion) were up 6% on the same period last year, with its lighting division contributing €1.90 billion to that total after rising by a similar amount. Over the past 12 months, sales of packaged LEDs have played an important role in revenue growth. Philips said that LED components accounted for 7% of its lighting di...
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2011-04-07

CHIMEI Announced "Brand 133" Plan to keep the Lead in Taiwan Market

Recently, Taiwan`s Chimei Group has announced the firm`s "Brand 133" plan, expecting to take the lead in market share in Taiwan, achieve revenue growth of over 30% and overseas sales exceeding 30% as well as generate revenue of NT$6 billion (US$200 million) this year. According to the company, it aims to sell 200,000 CHIMEI brand LCD TVs, in which LED-backlighting models will account for over 50%. Chimei targets to sell 800,000 CHIMEI LCD monitors this year, including 540,000 units globally and 260,000 units in Taiwan, and is also developin...
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2011-03-25

Cree Revised Its Third Quarter Financial Targets

Based on lower sales of LED chips and LED components, Cree has revised financial targets from a range of $215 million to $220 million for its fiscal third quarter ending March 27, 2011. According to the company,despite LED component demand is improving post-Chinese New Year, revenue is lower than originally targeted. Though it has taken longer to work through customer inventories than previously anticipated,pricing was lower than the company had previously forecast. At the same time, due to more aggressive pricing and weaker demand,the LED chip business is also wea...
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2011-03-04

Lextar Electronics Corp. Reports February 2011 Consolidated Revenue

Lextar Electronics ("Lextar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 3698) today announced its preliminary consolidated February 2011 revenue of NT$ 540 million, up by 12.2% from the previous month and a YoY growth of 50.4%.   Sales Report :(Unit: NT$ million) (1)     Consolidated numbers include Lextar Electronics Corp. and Lextar Electronics (Suzhou) Corp.  ...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE