2016-10-14

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San’an Opto said that the company has engaged in preliminary discussions with Osram upon a potential acquisition or partnership. However, the two parties only met once to discuss related issues so far.
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2016-10-13

German Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Mouser Based on Nichia’s YAG Patent

On September 29, 2016, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a request for a preliminary injunction in Germany at the Düsseldorf District Court against Mouser Electronics Inc. (“Mouser”), alleging that the white LED product “334-15/X1C5-1QSA” manufactured by Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Everlight”) and distributed by Mouser in Germany infringes Nichia’s YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
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2016-09-21

Taiwanese Manufacturers Benefit from AlInGaP LED Shortages Caused by VR Applications

Rising VR, security and small pitch LED display demands has led to severe shortage in AlInGaP LEDs, reported Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.
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2016-09-06

Everlight Targets Niche Lighting Market Opportunities with Full Color LED Portfolio

Colorful LEDs can be applied in specialty lighting sectors, such as stage lighting, plant grow lights and landscape lighting markets. Regional markets in China, U.S., Europe and Southeast Asia have especially benefited from emerging applications in the local market and witnessed increased procurements for color LEDs. Demands for different color RGBW LED components have emerged as a result from this trend, and is accelerating in related specialty lighting market applications. The popular LED grow light market has grown to US $575 million in 2016, and LEDinside estimates it will reach US $1.42 billion by 2020. LEDinside has also observed LEDs for stage light market value reached US $500 million, and is projected to further escalate.
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2016-08-18

Everlight to File Another Patent Invalidation Case against Nichia in Germany

Everlight announced that it will be filing another suit to invalidate Nichia’s YAG LED patent in Germany.
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2016-08-10

Everlight Wins Taiwan White LED Patent Invalidation Lawsuit Against Nichia

Everlight stated in a press release that Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) ruled Nichia’s white LED patent TW 383508 was invalid on July 28, 2016.
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2016-07-11

U.S., Japan and Germany Uphold Favorable Ruling of Everlight Request to Invalidate Nichia YAG Patents

EVERLIGHT filed a declaratory judgment action against Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) for invalidity and non-infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,998,925 and 7,531,960 in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Michigan in 2012. These two patents are directed to YAG phosphor being used in LEDs and phosphor concentration. The court on January 19, 2016 denied Nichia’s motions and confirmed the April 22, 2015 jury verdict that all asserted claims of Nichia’s patents were invalid. In addition to the U.S. court ruling, from 2014, EVERLIGHT has continued to receive favorable rulings in Japan and Germany that Nichia’s patents are invalid. 
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2016-05-06

EVERLIGHT LED Components Break into Automotive Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

The market for automotive LED components has grown rapidly in recent years. In the interior automotive lighting application market, the penetration of LED products has reached 70% to 80%. The number of vehicles using LED headlamps has also increased considerably.  Among Taiwan-based LED package suppliers, EVERLIGHT has been the most active in the automotive LED market. As one of the leading LED manufacturers worldwide, EVERLIGHT has overcome technology barriers to achieve mass production capability to provide a wide range of automotive LED products. In a recent interview with LEDinside, Torrent Chin, Associate Vice President, Product R&D Marketing, EVERLIGHT, discussed in detail the company’s developments in the automotive LED market and trends observed.
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2016-04-21

EVERLIGHT To Unveil Five New UV LEDs at LIGHTFAIR 2016

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces five new UV LEDs at LIGHTFAIR International 2016, showcased at booth #1851.
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2016-03-31

Everlight Boosts Revenue with VR and Other Niche Market Applications

Affected by the uncertain economic outlook, Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight’s business operations in 2016 lacked strong growth momentum, reported Taiwanese media UDN. Waning consumer consumption led to sliding revenues in the backlight market, which has neutralized lighting market growth. 
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2016-03-25

Everlight Rebuts Nichia YAG Patents is Invalid in Ongoing Legal Case in Beijing

In 2012, EVERLIGHT filed a declaratory judgment action of invalidity and non-infringement against Nichia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,998,925 and 7,531,960 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. These two patents are directed to YAG phosphors being used in LEDs and phosphor concentration. The jury on April 22, 2015 has found all the asserted patent claims invalid. And the court has rejected Nichia’s motions for a new trial and confirmed the jury finding on January 19, 2016. 
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2016-03-15

Everlight Adds Upgraded Shwo F-ELB LEDs for High Power Applications

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces the Shwo F-ELB high power LED series, the latest and most powerful update to the existing high power and bright "Shwo" LED Series. Shwo F-ELB features Flip Chip technology to enable better overdrive conditions while maintaining high efficiency.  
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2016-03-08

Everlight to Showcase New 5630 LED Series for Professional Applications at Light + Building 2016

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces an ultra-high efficiency version of its low-mid-power 5630 package series, the 5630 HE KK7D-ELB, available now.
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2016-01-28

Everlight’s Recent Patent Dispute Wins and Losses against Nichia

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight reported mixed results in several patent lawsuits rulings against Japanese manufacturer Nichia.
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2016-01-28

[Breaking News] Nichia Wins Patent Lawsuit against Everlight in the Eastern District of Texas

Nichia announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has issued a decision holding that Everlight Electronics and Everlight Americas (collectively, “Everlight”) have infringed three Nichia patents. The court upheld patent infringement claims that Nichia filed against Everlight in 2013.
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2015-11-25

Nichia’s Market Outlook for 2016

The sluggish global economy triggered the downtrend in the LED industry in 2015, and next year is expected to be just as challenging for manufacturers in the backlight and general lighting market, said Katsuyuki Akutagawa, Chief Legal & IP Officer and Company Board Director of Nichia (the company) at a press conference held in Mandarin Oriental Taipei, earlier Wednesday. 
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2015-11-10

Everlight To Display Extensive Product Portfolio at China Electronic Fair 2015

EVERLIGHT, one of the leading LED manufacturers in the world, is going to showcase a wide variety of product lines in China Electronic Fair in Shanghai this year, including highly efficient lighting, IR and car products that have been the center of attention all year round. EVERLIGHT is capable of satisfying customers’ expectation for high-quality products, and offers a one-stop, all-round solution for best service available with every need.
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2015-10-22

Everlight Refutes DIGITIMES Misleading Unpaid Leave Report

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight has issued a statement Thursday rebutting a DIGITIMES report released a day before claiming it has forced employees to take one week unpaid leave in November.
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2015-10-07

UBS Downgrades Everlight and Epistar Ratings

UBS forecasted oversupply situation in the LED industry will continue into 2016, while sliding LED prices will nullify growing shipment volume advantages, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
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2015-09-30

Robert Yeh: Epistar is Still Everlight's Top LED Chip Supplier

Everlight Chairman Robert Yeh recently refuted market rumors in Taiwan claiming the company’s decision to use Chinese manufacturers LED chips in its products has impacted Epistar’s revenue performance, according to a UDN report.
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2015-09-15

Everlight Unveils New Logic Gate Optocoupler for Industrial Applications

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces the introduction of a new single channel 8-pin SOP 3.3V 15MBit/s logic gate optocoupler for preferential use in industrial applications. The EL071L consists of an infrared emitting diode optically coupled to a CMOS detector IC.
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2015-09-04

Everlight Refutes Nichia’s YAG Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against WOFI

Everlight claims Nichia’s recent press release about its lawsuit against its German subsidiary WOFI was taken out of context, especially regarding the YAG patent lawsuit rulings.
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2015-08-07

Everlight and Epistar Faces Tough Market Situations in 2Q15

Top Taiwanese LED manufacturers Everlight and Epistar revenues for second quarter of 2015 were impacted by trending low LED prices on the market, according to a China Times report.
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2015-08-03

LEDinside: When will Nichia and Everlight Settle LED Patent Disputes?

Recent patent disputes between Japanese LED manufacturer Nichia and Taiwanese counterpart Everlight has raged on, with new disputes every now and then. Will the two sides ever reach a settlement? And how will these patent issues affect the LED industry as a whole? Below is LEDinside’s observation and analyses.
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2015-07-27

Nichia Enforces Another Granted YAG Patent Against Everlight in Germany

A further new white LED patent which covers, among others, YAG phosphors has been granted by the European Patent Office in favor of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"), namely EP 2 276 080.
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2015-07-24

Everlight Employs Billion Smart LED Streetlight Power Control System in Large Taiwan Retrofit Project

Everlight, one of the global leading manufacturers of LED lighting components, joined the Taiwanese municipality’s tender as both system integrator and LED light bulb supplier. With a goal of replacing 8,000 mercury vapor street lights with LED, Everlight deployed Billion’s Narrowed-Band Power Line (NPLC) Control and Management System to overcome the difficulties of inconvenient installation and elongated construction. Everlight was not only able to meet the municipality’s target by saving up a considerable amount of energy, but also provide instant maintenance service to broken street lights and increase traffic safety.
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2015-07-20

[Breaking News] Everlight: German Court Likely to Invalidate Nichia New YAG Patent Lawsuit

In response to Nichia Corporation’s press release posted on July 16, 2015, Everlight clarifies that all claims of Nichia’s EP 936682 (DE 69702929) patent have been declared invalid by the German Federal Patent Court. The infringement action on this patent has been stayed by the German Düsseldorf appellate court. 
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2015-07-16

[Breaking News] Nichia Enforces Newly-Granted YAG Patent Against Everlight in Germany

A new white LED patent which covers, among others, YAG phosphors has been granted by the European Patent Office in favor of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"), namely EP 2 197 053.
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2015-07-14

German Court Prohibits Everlight from Making Misleading Statements on Nichia YAG Patent Status

Upon the request of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"), the Munich District Court granted a preliminary injunction dated 25 June 2015 in the case 21 O 10999/15. In this decision, Mr. Bernd Kammerer and Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. are, on penalty of an administrative fine of up to EUR 250,000 (US $ 275,169), prohibited from making in business transactions for purposes of competition the following statements as made by Kammerer in a press interview published on //www.elektroniknet.de/optoelektronik/ledlighting/artikel/120231/:
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2015-06-23

Everlight Exhibits New Lighting and Backlight Products at LED EXPO KOREA 2015

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will exhibit the complete range of LED products like lighting, backlight, flash, signage and infrared LED at the LED EXPO KOREA 2015, including new products in this quarter. EVERLIGHT expects to meet one-stop demand for our customers based on the complete product combination.
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