2018-08-28

CPT to Showcase Mini LED and QLED Applications for Automobiles

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has reported its progress of Mini LED and its achievement of cadmium-free quantum dots LED (QLED) material development. The company has targeted the automobile market with related applications adopting these technologies. 
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2018-08-28

LED Lighting Used in Worldwide Vertical Farms to Boost Local Food Supply

By deploying LED lighting, agricultural activities can be carried out in places with difficult environment conditions for providing food locally and diminishing the food miles. Vertical farms have been established worldwide with the aim of producing food with more efficiency and less resource waste. 
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2018-08-27

Everlight Increases High Margin Products and Will Ship Mini LED Backlight Product in Q4

Taiwanese LED packaging company Everlight has addressed its continuous portfolio amendment and its further operation direction in response to the company’s share price slide.
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2018-08-24

Innolux to Introduce QLED Panels and Flexible OLED Smart Watch

Taiwanese panel manufacturer Innolux is to showcase its latest products including gaming panels, QLED notebook panels and smart watches with flexible OLED displays at Touch Taiwan 2018. 
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2018-08-24

Harvatek to Boost Revenue in Q3 with IR LED and Consumer Electronics

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek Corporation is expecting a better performance for 3Q18 with its new production capacities in China and the steady orders of displays and consumer electronics products. 
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2018-08-23

Sylvania’s Global Strategy and Local Practices

Rooted in the U.S. since 1901, Sylvania was acquired by SH Felio Acoustics in 2017 and has become a Chinese company, Felio SYLVANIA, with the focus on the global market. Targeting the growing LED lighting market of South East Asia, Sylvania has been proactively expanding its business in the area and has set up branches in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. 
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2018-08-23

Quantum Dot LED Development Achieves Milestone of Exceeding One Year On-time Test

Quantum Materials Corp, a U.S. based quantum dot manufacturer, has announced its achievement of exceeding 7,000 hour continuous on-time durability test for the company's cadmium-free quantum dots in a remote LED.
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2018-08-22

The Impacts of the U.S. - China Trade War on Global LED Lighting Business

In April, the U.S. government has proposed a list of 1300 Chinese exports and announced to impose 25 percent tariffs on these products, following the Section 301 investigation. Later in July, the Trump administration released the second tranche of additional tariffs on US$ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods. As LED products are included in both tariff lists, LEDinside has continued to follow and analyze the impacts of the tariffs on LED lighting business. 
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2018-08-22

TOPCO to Provide Key Components for Micro/Mini LED Technology

Taiwanese semiconductor component provider TOPCO has announced that it will join the Touch Taiwan display show to introduce materials and components that are crucial for Micro LED/Mini LED technology development. 
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2018-08-21

O2 Trails Data Transmission through LED Bulbs

Telecom operator O2 has announced its partnership with pureLiFi for a trail network using LED lights to provide high-speed wireless connection for data transmission. 
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2018-08-21

Volkswagen Recalls Tiguan SUVs due to LED Short-Circuiting Risk

German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has been recalling 700,000 of its Tiguan and Touran cars around the world due to the possible short-circuiting risk of their LED lights.
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2018-08-20

LG to Showcase 175 Inch Micro LED TV at IFA, Says Korean Media

Industry sources have leaked in February that LG planned to release its first Micro LED TV in September. LG Electronics will reportedly launch its Micro LED TV at the IFA electronics trade show in Germany, according to a report from The Investor. 
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2018-08-20

Micro LED/LED Applications on Wearables, Is Apple Watch Next?

The technology developments on wearable devices have created numerous applications with the purpose of improving the convenience and well-being of life. In the first half of 2018, several researches and projects combining LED technologies and wearables were revealed. Meanwhile, whether the new Apple Watch will adopt Micro LED has been a focus to all.
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2018-08-17

EOI Reports Strong Growth of LED Auto Lamp Orders

Taiwan-based LED auto lamp modules and components manufacturer EOI (Excellence Optoelectronics Inc) has reported high profit margin for 1H18 which was pushed by the strong demands of LED automotive lamps in the North American market.
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2018-08-17

LG Innotek Reveals LEDs for Disinfection Lighting

LG Innotek has reportedly launched visible LEDs for disinfection lighting which uses indoor light to deliver sterilization effect, according the report of Korea Herald. 
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2018-08-16

Global LED Lighting Products Price Trend

The market value of LED lighting has continuously expanded in the past years with the progress of the technology. According to the latest report of LEDinside, LED lighting market scale will reach US$ 33.3 billion in 2019 and LED lighting market penetration will come to 63 percent in 2022 from 22 percent in 2017.
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2018-08-16

Halogen Bulbs to be Banned in the EU Market from September

By September 1, importing or producing new halogen bulbs will be banned in the EU market, as the final phase of EU energy regulations comes into effect. The retailers are allowed to sell their in-stock halogen bulbs but cannot reorder. Consumers have no obligation to replace the old halogen bulbs before they expire. 
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2018-08-15

Lextar to Focus on Integration and Boost High Profit Products including Micro LED

Lextar has been reorganizing its production capacities and adjusting its products portfolio, aiming to efficiently integrate its resources and to boost profit margin for the future. 
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2018-08-15

Lextar Debuts Mini LED Display and Backlight Products Targeting Special Applications

Lextar has released a series of Mini LED products including Mini LED RGB display modules and Mini LED backlight for notebooks and monitors. The products will be demonstrated at Touch Taiwan 2018 by the end of August in Taipei, Taiwan. 
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2018-08-14

Uniflex Develops Substrate for Mini LED

Taiwan-based flexible printed circuit board producer Uniflex announced its development of Mini LED substrates which has entered the supply chain of LED chips, LED backlight modules and panels. The company expects mass production and shipment of the products in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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2018-08-13

BOE to Prepare Micro OLED Trial Production for AR/VR Applications in 2019

Chinese company BOE Technology will reportedly begin trial production of Micro OLED display in the beginning of 2019 which will be applied for VR and AR, according to Korea’s ET News. 
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2018-08-13

Innolux Warms up for the Peak Quarter

Innolux, the Taiwanese panel maker, has announced a revenue for July of NT$ 25.2 billion (US$ 819.58 million) with an increase of 1.6% MoM and a decrease of 0.8% YoY. 
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2018-08-13

Epistar Reports Lukewarm Revenue due to Inventory

In the beginning of 3Q18, Epistar’s revenue report did not match its expectation. The company registered a revenue of NT$ 1.81 billion (US$ 58.87 million) for July, down by 0.1% MoM and 19.36% YoY.
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2018-08-10

Lextar Announces Revenue Lift for 2Q18

Lextar reported its financial report for the second quarter of 2018 with a consolidated revenue of NT$ 2.98 billion (US$ 97.24 million), up by 12.6% QoQ. The net profit came to NT$ 50 million (US$ 1.63 million). For the first half of the year, the revenue was NT$ 5.63 billion (US$ 183.71 million) with a decrease of 8.8 YoY, while the net profit dropped by 75.5% to NT$ 12 million (US$ 391,572). 
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2018-08-10

Tariff War Leads to Tepid Orders for Macroblock

LED IC driver manufacturer Macroblock registered a revenue of NT$ 245 million (US$ 7.99 million) for July, down by 9.97% MoM, which was not in line with the expectation of the peak quarter. Macroblock indicated that the trade war between the U.S. and China has impacts on the company’s orders.
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2018-08-10

Laster Tech Sees Continuous Growth of its Automotive LED Module

Automotive LED module producer Laster Tech has registered a revenue of NT$ 358 million (US$ 11.68 million), up by 45.82% YoY, hitting record high levels. 
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2018-08-09

Magna Lowers Its Production Forecast for Tariff

Canadian automotive components supplier Magna has reported its net income of the second quarter with a growth of 13% YoY to US$636 million. Despite the growth, the company has adjusted its outlook for 2018 in response to tariffs. 
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2018-08-09

AUO Boosts Its Revenue in July with Panel Price Bounce Back

During the second quarter of this year, many panel producers reported profit drop due to oversupply. However, as the third quarter began, AUO has announced its increased revenue for July with panel price bouncing back and rising shipments. 
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2018-08-08

Lextar Reduces Lighting Products and Upgrades Portfolio

LED vertical integration manufacturer Lextar Electronics registered a revenue of NT$ 950 million (US$ 31 million) for July, up by 4.3% MoM and down by 15% YoY. The company said it has adjusted its product portfolio by radically reducing the share of general lighting products and targeting customized LED lighting modules and high power LED for special applications.
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2018-08-08

U.S. LED Lighting Providers Orion Lighting and Revolution Lighting Reports Optimistic Market Outlook

Lighting companies have released updates about their financial results and reported their outlook for the second half of 2018.
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