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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2011-03-01

AIXTRON expecting further growth in 2011

Successful market penetration of latest generation systems Early demand for LED lighting production equipment continues R&D capacity increases AIXTRON SE (ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, delivered in 2010, for the third year in succession, the best operational performance in its history with EUR 783.8m of revenues and a 35% EBIT margin. Guidance for 2011 has been set at EUR 800-900m of revenues with an EBIT margin of circa 35%. Key Financials (in EUR million)&nb...
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2011-02-23

Monocrystal Announces Strong Financial Results for FY 2010

Monocrystal, a leading manufacturer of electronic materials for LED and solar industries, today announced preliminary[1] financial results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. Consolidated revenue for full year 2010 totaled US$153.0 million, an increase of 204% compared to the revenue of US$50.3 million in 2009. Gross profit grew 452% up to US$89.6 million from US$16.2 million a year ago. Net income skyrocketed to US54.1 million from US$4.7 million, an increase of 1,051%. OIBDA was US$81.8 million, 448% higher than OIBDA of US$14.9 million in 2009.  
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2011-02-10

Bridgelux Raises $21 million for LED Lighting

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Livermore-based LED lighting company Bridgelux has raised nearly $21 million in a new round of funding. Bridgelux mainly makes LED lighting for commercial use. According to analysts cited by the company, the worldwide market for LED lighting will grow to as much as $25 billion by 2020....
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2011-02-09

Lextar Electronics Reports 2010 Financial Results

Gross Margin 25%  EPS NT$3.65 Lextar Electronics ("Lextar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 3698)  announced its audited results for 2010. For the year of 2010 ended December 31, 2010, Lextar posted unconsolidated revenue of NT$8,058 million, with a YoY growth of 297%. Gross profit was NT$ 1,996 million, net profit NT$1,231 million, the basic EPS NT$3.65 per common share, and ROE reached 24%. Fiscal 2010 Result Highlights Lextar reported the following unconsolidated results for the full year 2010: Revenue of NT$8,0...
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2011-01-25

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Made a Double Harvest in 2010

According to Samsung Electro-Mechanics, driven by increased demand for memory-chip components and LED parts, its earnings almost doubled in 2010. Learning from the company said in a regulatory filing, its net profit surged 95 percent last year from a year earlier to reach 555 billion won (US$497 million).Sales grew 26 percent on-year to 6.97 trillion won, and operating income also rose 61 percent to 778 billion won....
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2011-01-14

Taiwan LED Industry May Keep on Steady Growth in 2011

Taiwan Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) has recently predicted that the local LED industry will grow at a moderate pace in 2011. According to PIDA , the output value of the global LED industry grew an increase of 68 percent from US$9 billion in 2009 to US$15.1 billion in 2010, and the number will further increase by 38 percent to US$20.8 billion in 2011.
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2011-01-12

Formosa, Genesis and Delta reported December revenues

LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy 's December revenues fell 25% sequentially to NT$300 million (US$10.23 million), and revenues for 4Q10 came to NT$1.1 billion, down 23% sequentially. But the company's full-year revenues increased 121.5% from 2009 to NT$4.64 billion thanks to strong TV backlight demand.
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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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2011-01-07

Wellypower、 Everlight and Lite-On reported December 2010 revenues

LED chip packaging company Wellypower Optronics announced its consolidated revenues for December 2010 hit a record high of NT$820 million (US$28.16 million), and the company got revenues of NT$8.9 billion in the whole years, up 25.4% on year. In December, Wellypower’s LED products sales had a 55.62% share in the total revenues, while CCFL sales was at NT$319 million (38.93%) and lighting products was at NT$44.67 million (5.45%). 4Q10 revenues were NT$2.39 billion, which better than market expectations.
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2011-01-07

Lextar Electronics Corp. Reports December 2010 Revenue

Lextar Electronics ("Lextar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 3698) has announced its preliminary December 2010 revenue of NT$ 660 million, comparable to that of November 2010 up by 16.6% and up by 85.8% year-over-year. In the forth quarter of 2010, Lextar’s unaudited revenues totaled NT$ 1.73 billion. For the year ended December 31, 2010, unaudited revenue totaled NT$ 8.1 billion, a 297% Y-o-Y increase. Sales Report :  (Unit: NT$ million)
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2011-01-06

Unity Opto 2010 accumulated revenues totaled NT$6.77 billion

LED chip packaging company Unity Opto Technology’ revenues for December 2010 were NT$510 million (US$17.51 million), down 8.9% sequentially but increasing 30% on year. The accumulated revenues for the full year were NT$6.77 billion, up 69% compared to 2009. Looking forward, both new LED backlit units and new clients were expected to ship much more in 1Q11. LED lighting products’ revenues were also expected to reach 20% in the total revenues in 2011 compared to 13% in 2010.
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2011-01-05

Thinking and Polytronics announced revenues for 2010

For all of 2010, Thinking Electronic Industrial posted revenues of NT$4.33 billion, increasing 35.8% from a year earlier. December consolidated revenues were NT$367 million (US$12.61 million), down 3.7% sequentially. In January of 2011, the company started to receive orders as usual, and Thinking's capacity would remain tight in 1Q11 as the company's new plant in China would not come online until 3Q11. But 1Q11 revenues would remain low compared to 4Q10, following the impact of the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays.
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2011-01-05

Richtek's revenues for 1Q11 would increase 5-10% sequentially

Industry sources estimated Richtek Technology 1Q revenues in 2011 would be up 5-10% sequentially, with it's working hard in the handset, LED backlight and consumer electronics. In 2010, 4Q revenues were expected to top NT$2.6 billion, which was higher than the company's projection of NT$2.2-2.5 billion, with gross margin down about 35-38%. Except that, Richtek had completed a buyback of one million company shares from the open market at an average price of NT$253.53 per share.
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2010-12-28

Japan Injected $6.4 Billion Green Capex to Revive the Economy

Targeting to help revive an economy struggling with persistent deflation and a rising yen by creating jobs through green and other potential growth industries, Japan has injected $6.4 billion on 153 low-carbon projects across the country over the next 15 months, using government subsidies as seed money and ranging from production of low-emitting cars, lithium-ion batteries, LED lighting and solar panels to energy-saving electrical appliances.  
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2010-12-15

GPM got NT$610 million revenues in November

Taiwan semiconductor and panel equipment maker Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), reported November revenues of NT$610 million (US$20.3 million), which was of NT$319 million in October. GPM's revenues for the first 11 months of 2010 increased 57.4% from a year earlier to total NT$2.96 billion. The company estimated its equipment for panels, solar energy products and semiconductor would account for 40%, 25% and 25%, respectively, of 2010 revenues.
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2010-12-13

SemiLED issued more than 5 million shares to expand its LED production capacity

Recently, SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) was listed for transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, with the symbol “LEDS.” The company’s IPO (initial public offering) was priced $17.00 per share with 5,250,000 shares. The company develops and manufactures LED chips including blue, green and ultraviolet (UV) LED, and LED components, which were primarily for general lighting applications, such as street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting.
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2010-12-10

WI Harper Group Supported SemiLEDs for the Initial Public Offering

Chinese venture capital firm ,WI Harper Group, announced that SemiLEDs made its 5.3 million shares of initial public offering on the Nasdaq Global Market exchange with the ticker symbol of LEDS. SemiLEDs’ initial public offering was priced at $17 each, and increased 52% in value on opening day. SemiLEDs posted a profit of $10.8 million for the year ending August 31, 2010 based on $35.8 million in revenue.
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2010-12-09

LED chipmaker revenues substantial growth would take place in March. Of 2011

LED chipmaker Epistar November revenues decreased to NT$1.663 billion (US$55.161 million), down 2.8% sequentially but up 26.4% from 2009. Revenues from January through November grew 60.16% on year to NT$18.327 million.
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2010-12-08

Philips Sells 80% Stake of Assembleon to H2 Equity Partners

According to a recent statement from Philips’ subsidiary Assembleon, Philips has agree to sell 80 percent of Assembleon to independent private equity firm H2 Equity Partners.
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2010-12-07

Wellypower 、Unity Opto、Everlight and Bright reported their November revenues

Wellypower Optronics reported NT$807 million (US$26.78 million) in November 2010 consolidated revenues, up 5.66% sequentially, in which Taiwan company's LED chip packaging and CCFL businesses contributed NT$429 million and NT$340 million, respectively, to represent 53.18% and 42.24% of November revenues.
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