2012-11-14

2013 LED CHINA Online Registration Open

Limited Pre-badge Mailing Available for LED Industry’s Largest Event Online registration is now open for the 2013 LED CHINA Exhibition—the world’s largest professional event showcasing the complete LED supply chain and produced by UBM Trust a joint venture with UBM Asia Ltd.-- Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia.  The event takes place 1-4 March at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex Area B, Guangzhou, China. Online registration is now...
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2012-11-13

China’s Sanan to Join 19.9% Shares of Taiwanese Formosa Epitaxy

Taiwanese LED chip supplier Formosa Epitaxy Inc has announced to intend to issue as many as 120 million new shares at NT$19.6 per share to China’s Sanan Optoelectronics Co.by a private placement. Through the NT$2.35 billion (US$80.8 million) deal, Sanan Optoelectronics will acquire 19.9 percent of Formosa Epitaxy via its 100-percent owned Xiamen subsidiary and will become the firm’s largest shareholder, ahead of Japan’s Mitsui & Co, which holds 15 percent. According to Formosa Epitaxy said in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, t...
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2012-10-24

2200K chipset marks a golden opportunity for LED market

The world's largest LED chipset supplier has announced the launch of a 2200K colour chipset to meet the market demand for a warmer, golden light that can match the output of an incandescent lamp.   The 2200K XTE high power LED chip is the result of a co-development between CREE, the market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, and high power LED light manufacturer, Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT).   The 2200K chipset has tackled one of the greatest challenges of LED design by achieving the preferred warm coloration, consistent with that ...
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2012-10-05

Germany’s AZZURO Pushing GaN-on-Si LED Wafer to Cut Manufacturing Time and Cost

Germany’s AZZURO Pushing GaN-on-Si LED Wafer to Cut Manufacturing Time and Cost Germany’s AZZURRO, founded in 2003, focuses on supplying power semiconductor device and LED manufacturers with wafers. AZZURRO owns patents in GaN-on-Si technology. The company’s way is to grow a buffer layer based on GaN material on Si substrate, and then grow a GaN film on the wafer according to different needs of LED and power semiconductor device application. The company noted that currently it can make GaN-on-Si wafer on a 6-inch (150mm) Si substrate, aiming to push it to 8-inch (200mm). LEDinside believes this new manufacturing process will help the migration from the existing LED manufacturing process to silicon substrate manufacturing process. This is LEDinside’s pleasure to have a chance to interview Mr. Erwin Ysewijn, VP Sales & Marketing of AZZURRO to share AZZURRO’s technology and experience. 
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2012-09-25

Analysts Predict Half of Chinese LED Chip Makers to Go Bankrupt

According to a piece of research by Reuters, half of all LED chipmaking companies in China will go bankrupt due to a slump in global demand and cuts in subsidies to certain manufacturers. Analysts point out oversupply and the economic downturn has depressed prices to below production levels, meaning large numbers of small companies have already closed their businesses. It’s no choice but to integrate or declare bankruptcy under a new government resolution to reduce subsidies. Over the past three years, the Chinese government has been instrumental in providing support to...
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2012-09-06

Taiwan’s LED Chipmakers Inundate in Contracts in spite of Undercutting Threat from Mainland China

Recently, LED chipmaker San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. from mainland China is attempting to lure customers away from Taiwan’s suppliers with fairly low price, however, contracts are still flooding to Taiwan’s LED chipmakers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy Inc. for Q3. San’an has risen quickly over the past two years to prominent position in the LED chip making sector by poaching engineers from Taiwan’s chipmakers, including Epistar and FPI. Although the mainland Chinese chipmaker has sent samples to Taiwan’s assemblers for v...
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2012-08-13

Huga Optotech to Become Epistar’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Taiwan Epistar’s board of directors has agreed with a proposal to acquire Huga Optotech Inc. as its wholly owned subsidiary by all-stock swap at ratio of one Epistar share for 4.85 Huga shares. Baseline date for the swap is tentatively set at Dec. 28 in 2012. Both companies will bring the deal to an irregular shareholders meeting on Sept. 28 for vote. Industry executives said the deal, estimated at NT$4 billion (US$133 million at US$1:NT$30), is conducive to minimizing the disorder of the upstream sector of Taiwan’s LED industry. Epistar executiv...
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2012-07-27

AIXTRON orders & revenues stabilize in Q2'12

- Increased Order Intake and EBIT profitability expected to return within H2/2012 - - 2013 expected to be a growth year - - AIXTRON’s non-LED activities gaining traction - Aachen, Germany, July 26, 2012 – AIXTRON SE (ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a leading provider of deposition equipment to the global semiconductor industry, has seen its Q2 revenues and orders stabilize at the levels of Q1. With EUR 46.1m in revenues and an EBIT of EUR -16.5m, the Company has achieved a sequential improvement of its financial results....
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2012-07-23

Taiwan Genesis Photonics Builds Kunshan LED Plant in Southern China

Taiwan Genesis Photonics has scheduled to pour US$35 million in 2012 in China to build Kunshan plant in southern China. The new plant is a joint venture between Genesis and the Kunshan municipal government. Construction began in September 2010 with a total investment of around US$200 million. Under the construction, the municipal government will provide 51% of the funds and Genesis 49%. And Genesis has invested US$35.88 million for the first phase. The plant is expected to be completed in the Q3. And it will procure 2-inch MOCVD equipment and expects to have...
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2012-07-05

Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 Report: New LED Chip, Equipment, and Plant Lighting Products Generated Buzz

At Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 and Display Taiwan 2012, LEDinside found that 40W-60W equivalent LED bulb and LED tube makers adopt mid and small power LED chips in pursuit of better lm/$. One of the highlights at the exhibition was Osram’s release of Duris 5630 LED series, targeting Asian commercial lighting market. The two exhibitions commenced on June 19-21. Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 had 1,525 booths and Display Taiwan 2012 had 473, a total of 2,018 booths and 820 participating companies. LEDinside Survey Currently, E...
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2012-06-20

Daewon Innost Makes Breakthroughs on Silicon COB LED Substrate

Daewon Innost has made a breakthrough on its Glaxum LED Array family of chip on board (COB) modules, which it claims to achieve the LED industry’s best thermal dissipation performance. The proprietary Nano-Pore Silicon Substrate (NPSS) technology developed by Daewon Innost led to thermal impedance of 0.41°C/W. Daewon Innost’s NPSS is created by applying semiconductor lithography to silicon wafers, allowing for 50µm-pitch interconnection between gallium nitride (GaN) LED chips; conventional metal-core printed circuit boards (MC...
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2012-05-11

Bridgelux and Toshiba Achieve World Class Performance for 8″ GaN-On-Silicon LEDs

Bridgelux Inc. and Toshiba Corporation announced that Bridgelux and Toshiba have achieved the industry’s top class 8” GaN on Silicon LED chip emitting 614mW, <3.1V@350mA with 1.1mm square chip, just months after they have engaged in a joint collaborative agreement this year. Bridgelux and Toshiba will further accelerate their development efforts for LED chips, which have seen increasing demand for LCD panels and lightening systems world wide. Toshiba has also made an equity investment in Bridgelux with the intent to jointly pursue an innovative t...
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2012-04-25

Chinese May Day Holiday Demand Pickup and Outdoor, Commercial Lighting Peak Season Spurred LED Chip and LED Package Makers’ Utilization Rates to Reach 80%-90% in March

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the March revenues of Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers totaled NT$8.109 billion (MoM+17.72%, YoY-12.2%). Due to the inventory stocking in the backlight market and the impending peak season of the commercial lighting market, the orders are expected to pour in well into May. The 1Q12 revenues of Taiwanese LED companies amounted to NT$21.05 billion (-2.5%QoQ, -14.9%YoY). The TV demand triggered by the May Day Holiday will help shed light on the market acceptance of the new TVs. Reven...
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2012-03-16

Aucksun Opto Orders Five AIXTRON Reactors for HB LED Production

AIXTRON SE today also announced a new MOCVD system order from Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology Ltd., China. New customer, Aucksun Opto has placed a contract for five AIXTRON multiwafer MOCVD systems which will be dedicated to the growth of materials for high brightness (HB) LEDs. The order for two AIX 2600G3 IC reactors, both in a 49x2-inch wafer configuration, and three AIX2800G4 reactors, each in a 60x2-inch wafer configuration, was placed in the first quarter of 2012 and delivery will take place in the second quarter of 2...
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2012-03-16

New AIXTRON MOCVD Technology Center Supports China's Global LED Ambitions

AIXTRON Opens Training and Demonstration Laboratory in Suzhou A ceremony was held today to mark the opening of AIXTRON SE’s (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG) new training and demonstration center at SINANO - the Suzhou Institute for Nanotechnology and Nanobionics. A representative of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the German Consul General in China, many of AIXTRON's key customers and numerous partners from leading universities and research institutes from across Greater China took part in ...
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2012-02-13

Verticle Creats Honeycomb InGaN LED Chip

Verticle, Inc. is to start mass production of a hexagonal-shaped "Honeycomb" LED chip. The chip will be showcased and available for sale at LED China 2012 between 20 and 23 Feb 2012 in Guangzhou. According to Mike (M.C.) Yoo, Verticle's CEO," This vertically structured LED chip features significant benefits that include higher light extraction and amore uniform beam profile than conventional square or rectangular LED chips based on sapphire or silicon substrates." Firstly, Honeycomb delivers an improvement in diode performance when...
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2012-01-16

LEDinside: Despite Inventory Pressure on LED Makers, LED Backlight Demand Expected to Pick Up in March

According to LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, the revenues of Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers totaled NT$ 6.54 billion (MoM-11.99%, YoY-19.6%). In retrospect, the under performing peak season in 2011 and the dull demand made the LED chip and package manufacturers fail to reproduce the booming 1H11 revenue growth in 2H11. At present, given the inventory pressure, many LED makers are actively seeking joint ventures and improving their product quality to create greater product differentiation. LEDinside believes that the gloomy economic climate will ...
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2011-09-14

Taiwan Makers Explore New LED Chip Line

Suppliers in Taiwan are boosting production of vertical LED chips, expecting the type to be the mainstream component for high-power LED applications in coming years. They are optimistic they can catch up with international leaders such as SemiLEDs, Osram and Cree. The increasing emphasis on the category is largely driven by its many advantages over transverse or lateral counterpart. Vertical LED chips can be classified according to substrate and emitted color. For the first, there are GaN, GaP and ZnO. The second category has red, green, blue and UV. The ...
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2011-08-17

LEDinside:LED Makers’ Revenues Dropped 20% due to Weak Demand for Large-Size Backlight; Sales Product Focus Shifting to Lighting Applications in 2H11

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the total monthly revenue of Taiwanese LED companies listed on TWSE reached NTD 8.648 billion in July, 2011 (MoM-6.35%, YoY-18.8%). The LED chip manufacturers’ monthly revenue has decreased by 20.5% to NTD 3.95 billion, compared to that of last year (MoM-8.9%; YoY-20.5%). Furthermore, the LED package manufacturers’ monthly revenue has dropped sharply by 17.4% to NTD 4.695 billion, compared to that of last year (MoM-4.1%,YoY-17.4%). The weak demand for end-market applications has compromised the revenues of LED package and chip manufacturers. In addition, affected by the decreases of subsidies from local governments in China, LED chip makers have delayed their equipment installment plans, whose fulfillment will be the key to equipment makers’ revenues in 2H11.
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2011-07-06

LEDinside: Due to Weak Demand on Consumer Market, LED Industry Faces Continued Challenges in 2H11.

The LED research division of TrendForce, LEDinside, indicates that there is no obvious increase in LED production in 2011. Although 2H11 is traditionally the peak season for the LED industry, doubt about oversupply spreads on weak market demand. LEDinside estimates that LED chip supply volume in 2011 is about 100 billion units and demand volume is around 89 billion units; an oversupply ratio reaches 12%. In addition, after LED chip makers’ capacity expansion comes online in 2012, supply will increase rapidly. It is estimated that oversupply ratio will then rise to 21%.
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2011-06-14

LEDinside: Weak NB Demand and Chinese Mobile Phone Market Affected LED Makers' May Performance; Demand in LED Lighting and TV Backlight Expected to Boom in 3Q11

According to LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, the Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers’ revenues in May, 2011 reached NTD 9.96 billion (MoM+5.8%; YoY+8.3%). As for the upstream players of the LED industry, the revenues of Taiwan’s listed LED chip makers in May, 2011 increased 8.3% to NTD 4.63 billion, compared to the same time last year (MoM+5.8%; YoY+8.3%). As for the downstream players of the LED industry, the revenue of Taiwan’s listed LED package makers in May, 2011 dropped 0.8% to NTD 5.33 billion compared to ...
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2011-05-18

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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2011-05-16

LEDinside: With Slowly Rising LED Backlight Demand, April Revenue Remains Flat Growth; Yet a High Season Not as High as Expected May Follow Again Due to the Unclear Visibility of End-Product Sales

Based on the statistics of LEDinside, the research division of TrendForce, the revenue of Taiwan listed LED manufacturers in April 2011 has reached NTD 9.62 billion (MoM +3.39%, YoY+6.6%). As can be seen from the chip makers’ revenue, the revenue of listed LED chip makers has increased to NTD 4.37 billion with 8.5% rise compared with last April  (MoM+1.8%; YoY+8.5%). On the other hand, the revenue of listed LED package makers has increased to NTD 5.25 billion, up 5% on yearly base (MoM+2.9%,YoY+5%). Generally speaking, LED backlight sales steadily increased and April revenue remained flat growth. 
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2011-02-22

Taiwan’s LED chip maker Ubilux to boost capacity with AIXTRON CRIUS® II systems

AIXTRON SE has announced a new MOCVD reactor order from existing customer Ubilux of Tainan County, Taiwan. The order is for two AIXTRON CRIUS® II deposition systems in the 55x2-inch configuration which will be used to expand the company’s production capacity for GaN-based HB LEDs. Ubilux placed the order in the fourth quarter of 2010 and the systems will be delivered in the first quarter of 2011. A local AIXTRON support team will commission the new reactors at the state of the art clean-room facilities housed in the Ubilux headqu...
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2011-02-15

LEDinside: Inventory Replenishment of LED TV Brand Plants Stimulates the Backlight Demand; Revenue of Taiwan LED Makers Bottomed out in January

According to the analysis and statistics of LEDinside, a research division under TrendForce, the total revenues of listed Taiwan LED manufacturers was up to NTD 8.09 billion in January 2011(MoM-2.04%,YoY+15.9%). Regarding upstream chip manufacturers, these figures reached NTD 3.77 billion in January 2011, (MoM-0.7%; YoY+20.7%). The Chip LEDX moved back at 4,472 points, while Package LEDX rose to 5,001 points, showing a moderate uptrend.
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2010-12-24

Lextar Electronics Corp. Successfully Lit Up Taiwan First* 6-inch LED Chip Processed Wafer

Lextar Electronics ("Lextar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 3698) announced that it has successful demonstrated bright light emission from the processed wafer using the advanced 6-inch technology. It signatures an important milestone for Lextar to become the first LED company in Taiwan to light up the 6-inch processed wafer. Lextar’s New Process Project Team employs the unique exposure and grinding technology, therefore can avoid the issue of wafer warp and crack which is the most challenging in 6-inch chip process.
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2010-12-16

LED Industry Faces Slack Season in the Short Term and LEDinside Forecasts that Growth Momentum will Rebound after 1Q11

LED Industry Faces Slack Season in the Short Term and LEDinside Forecasts that Growth Momentum will Rebound after 1Q11
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2010-11-11

The 12th “HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition)”-LED Component

LED Encapsulated Components LED package manufacturers comprise of Cree, Nichia, Citizen, Seoul Semiconductor, Everlight, etc. have developed improving products with increasing LED luminous efficacy and colour ren-dering index. Among LED package manufacturers, Citizen lately has launched indoor lighting with 26W and 41W LED, 3000-5000K color temperature, 2800-4390 lm of luminous flux.   26W Product/ Citizen 1
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2010-10-12

TV backlight orders see no improvement while revenues of LED vendors generally slipped in September

Based on the analysis and statistics of LEDinside, which is a research division under TrendForce, in September this year, listed LED manufacturers in Taiwan have total revenue of 9.736 billion NTD, an 8.1% decline compared with August revenue of 10.593 billion NTD and 45.8% rise in YoY. The revenue for LED chip manufacturers in September reached 4.554 billion NTD, down 6.9% from August. The revenue for LED package manufacturers in September amounted to 5.182 billion NTD, down 9.1% from August.
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