ERC Strengthens Partnerships for LED Marketplace

Reportedly, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Centre (ERC) led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  has set up 21 key industrial partners including Osram Sylvania and Taiwan-based Epistar to help guide the centre’s leading-edge research programs and hasten the transition of important innovations from the lab bench to the marketplace. The ERC is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is dedicated to developing new LED technologies and applications for smarter, better-performing lighting devices and systems. At present, the ERC team i...
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LEDinside: LED Perspective from B.J. Lee, Chairman of Epistar

Epistar is a Taiwan-based professional LED chipmaker. In recent years, it has been quite active with a series of M&A and joint-venture strategies, making it the leader of Taiwan chipmakers. LEDinside is privileged to have invited B.J. Lee, its chairman to share Epistar’s business experiences and strategies.
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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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Epistar Gave Its First Supplier Award to Dow Electronic Materials

The Metalorganic Technologies business of Dow Electronic Materials of Philadelphia, PA, USA (a business unit of Dow Advanced Materials) has received Epistar’s first Supplier Award. Dow was recognized for “ensuring the supply of precursor materials, improving product quality, providing excellent material and process support for manufacturing, offering superior customer communications and achieving high customer satisfaction”. Epistar’s chairman Dr BJ Lee upon presenting the award on 30 March at its facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan, commented...
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Aixtron Received Orders of Its G5 HT Reactors from Epistar

Taiwan Epistar has ordered Aixtron G5 HT reactors in a 14x4-inch configuration for high brightness LEDs. Aixtron G5 HT reactor is a further endorsement of G5´s very rapid time-to-production and excellent system-to-system reproducibility. Ming-Jiunn Jou, President of Epistar, was please with the new reactors and thought that it will form the backbone of their planned capacity expansion for their high brightness LED production program. It’s said that the systems are delivered in the first and second quarter of 2011. Aixtron´s local support tea...
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Epistar Teams up with Delta to Set Up Epi Wafer Factory in Guangzhou

Reportedly, Epistar has intended to inject US$75 million to set up an epitaxy wafer factory in Guangzhou of mainland China with Delta Electronics. The joint venture calls for total investment of US$210 million, with Epistar set to pay 70% and Delta to pay the remainder. And it is another collaboration deal after the cooperation on high-voltage LED technology. It’s estimated that the joint venture will give a boost to both companies’ goal of becoming heavyweight LED lighting suppliers in the mainland.  ...
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Taiwanese LED Company May Benefit from Japan`s Post-earthquake Reconstruction

According to institutional investors, based on the Japanese government will focus more on use of renewable energy and LEDs after the destructive catastrophe, Taiwanese LED industry may benefit from Japan`s post-earthquake reconstruction . Due to the massive earthquake and the recent nuclear power crisis in Japan, it’s likely to concentrate on the use of renewable energy and green products. It’s estimated that the post-earthquake reconstruction will cost the country several trillion Japanese yen and LEDs will be increasingly needed in Japan. As a result, T...
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Everlight, Epistar and China Electronics Corp. Jointly Build China's Biggest Integrated LED Factory

Aiming at tapping mainland China LED lighting market further, Everlight is reported to pour US$10.8 million to acquire approximately 9% ownership in an LED venture co-held by Epistar and China Electronics Corp. (CEC). Among the partners, CEC holds a 44% stakes in the venture, outnumbering Epistar`s 40% ownership. The venture is designated to supply CEC all of the chips it makes. And according to Epistar executives, besides the venture, Epistar will be another chip supplier of CEC.The venture will contract Everlight to package its chips for CEC back...
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Epistar Teams up with Delta Electronics to Bulid Guangzhou LED Wafer Plant

It’s reported that Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar will team up with Delta Electronics to build an LED wafer and chip plant in Guangzhou. And The new facility is expected to engage in the development, manufacture and sale of upstream LED wafers and chips after it starts operating in 2012. It’s said that the two partners will invest a total of NT$3.63 billion (US$125 million) in the first phase. Epistar will hold a 70 percent stake and Delta Electronics will own 30 percent. In the second phase of the development, they will seek new partners from th...
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Apple Booked Epistar’s LED Backlights for iPad

Reportedly, Taiwan LED maker Epistar has acquired Apple’s order for LED backlights for use in iPad. Benefiting from increasing LED applications in TV, notebook PCs and lightings, Epistar confirmed that its production lines have been fully booked by contract orders till this June. This secures the firm strong growth momentum in sales and shipments in the first half of 2011.  ...
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Taiwan Delta Electronics’ LED Mass Production Plan in 2011

Reportedly, Taiwan Delta Electronics made a plan to roll out a total of 62 LED lighting products under 29 series and three intelligent control systems in 2011. Additionally, the company has been partnered with Epistar to develop 800-lumen, 8W warm-white LED light bulbs and intended to turn out these new products on a large scale as well as to sale in the first quarter of 2011.  ...
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Both upstream and downstream LED makers launched capacity expansion plans, LEDinside observed

According to survey of the industry research institute LEDinside, Taiwan's listed LED makers recorded total revenue of NT 5.982 billion in July 2009, a 5.8% growth from NT 5.652 billion in June 2009 and a 3.8% growth YoY. LED chip makers' total revenues in July gained 6.9% to NT 2.621 billion while LED packagers posted NT 3.361 billion, 5.1% growth MoM.  
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Epistar’s December revenues may drop 38%

Epistar Corp., a leading LED chipmaker in Taiwan, estimates a 38% drop in December 2008 revenues to about NT$400 million, according to a recent report. Epistar had revenues of NT$647.9 million in November 2008, down 28.3% from NT$903.7 million in October, and down 36.43% compared with last year. The company's accumulated revenues from January to November were NT$9.86 billion, up 5% compared with last year, according to data from the Taiwan Stock Exchange.  
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Epistar to be Samsung’s Supply Chain of LED-backlit LCD TVs

It’s reported that Taiwan LED maker Epistar Corp. brings its green-blue LED chips with brightness of 2000mcd to join Korea’s Samsung Electronics’ supply chain of LED-backlit LCD TVs.
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Epistar expect to produce the high power blue LEDs

Taiwan LED maker Epistar is reportedly that it has increased its high power blue LED efficacy to 100lm/W. The company expects to begin mass production of the blue LEDs in the first half of 2009. It’s disclosed that its small blue LEDs should reach 150 lm/W in 2009, and its high-power blue LEDs should increase in efficiency to 120 lm/W.
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Global LED output growth is only 5% in 2009, while Taiwan accounts for 20%

It’s reported that the global LED output is expected to grow by only 5 percent next year, given the impact of the global economic downturn. While Taiwan, which accounts for 20 percent of the world’s LED output, is projected to fare slightly better with a 7 percent increase, according to an analyst with the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
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Epistar Contracts to Make LED Chips For Samsung

It’s reported that LED chipmaker Epistar Corp. has landed hefty contracts to build the chips for Samsung and begun shipping the chips last month.
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ITRI wins 2008 R&D 100 Award with One-Chip AC LED technology

It’s reported that Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), with its One-Chip AC LED technology, has been selected a winner of the 2008 R&D 100 Awards competition sponsored by the U.S.-based R&D Magazine.  
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The LED patent infringement lawsuit between Epistar and Huga

It’s reported that Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Huga Optotech, seeking NT$200 million. Epistar filed the lawsuit with Taiwan's intellectual property court, claiming that Huga's blue and green LED products infringe on its patent.
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Tekcore targets to be One of Taiwan’s Top Three Suppliers of LED Wafers and Chips

It’s reported that Tekcore Co. wants to become one of Taiwan’s top three manufacturers of LED epitaxy wafers and chips by 2010.
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Neo-Neo to Be Fully-integrated LED Manufacturer to handle LED production

It’s reported that Neo-Neo Group will be the first Taiwan-based LED-lighting maker to be fully integrated-running manufacturing facilities to handle, from top to bottom, the entire production process in the LED industry, with moving to produce epitaxy wafers in September this year.
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Taiwan ITRI, LED Makers Forms R&D Alliance to Develop AC LED Apps

It’s reported that Taiwan’s government-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has teamed up with scores of LED makers to form an R&D alliance, in a bid to integrate industry resources to develop applications for AC LED technology.
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Epistar Increases LED Output to Meet China Orders

It’s reported that Epistar Corp. will increase production of LED because of orders from China following the Beijing Olympics.
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output and efficiency for LEDs of this size. The... READ MORE