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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2015-06-16

EVERLIGHT Exhibits Diversified IR and UV LEDs at Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2015

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS 【TSE:2393】, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, exhibiting diversified products at the IR/UV zone of Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2015 (Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015) owing to the increasing demands of IR products and special applications, where IR products are widely applied for mobile devices, smart phones and surveillance systems, UV LEDs are applied for printer drying, disinfection and counterfeit detection, thoroughly demonstrating EVERLIGHT ‘s high-end technology and multiple dimension.
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2015-06-10

EVERLIGHT Exhibits Diversified Lighting Packages at GILE 2015

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will be introducing diversified LED packages at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2015 (6/9-6/12, booth: 10.2 B02), including XI7070W, G9 package series, UV LED, automotive, sensing applications, Hong series with superior waterproof and UV resistant components for signage, brightness- and efficiency-enhanced LED package offering for a wide range of applications. EVERLIGHT is sincerely welcome you to experience EVERLIGHT one stop total solution at the show.
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2015-06-03

Innovative Products at LED Expo Thailand 2015

The Thailand LED luminaire market is still pretty much focused on conventional replacement products, such as LED T8 tube lights and LED bulbs, but some bold manufacturers are hoping to introduce smart LED lighting products as observed at LED Expo Thailand 2015, which took place in late May this year at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center.
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2015-05-29

Everlight Electronics Introduces New IR Emitter and PIN Photodiode

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, introduces a new infrared emitting diode in a miniature SMD package, IRR60-48C/TR8, and a high speed, high sensitive PIN photodiode, PD60-48C/TR8, both sized 6x4.8x1.1mm for oximeter detector applications.
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2015-05-26

Everlight Leads IR LED Market in Thailand, Prioritizing Southeast Asian Market

Everlight was one of the few manufacturers showcasing LEDs for niche market applications at LED Expo Thailand 2015, which took place last week at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center.
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2015-05-25

Everlight and Laster Tech Eye LED Automotive Lighting Market in Thailand

Several LED lighting manufacturers interviewed at LED Expo Thailand 2015, which took place from May 21-24, 2015 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center showed interest in entering the Thailand LED automotive lighting sector, including Taiwanese LED manufacturers Everlight and Laser Tech.
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2015-05-19

India Lifts LED Bulb Bid Restrictions, Chinese Suppliers Pass Review

After winning the elections last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to invest in the country’s electricity, rail and other infrastructures to improve India’s economic performance, reported Chinese media Cali-Light.com.
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2015-05-06

GPI Investor Acquires Everlight Convertible Bonds

Genesis Photonics Inc. (GPI) second largest investor, Chicony, has acquired a 7% stake worth NT $350 million (US $11.14 million) of Everlight bonds, reported China Times.
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2015-05-04

Everlight Chairman: Taiwan Should Not Step Down in LED Patent Wars

To become a leading country in the LED industry, Taiwan should not step down in patent lawsuits, a Chinese-language Liberty Times report quoted Everlight Chairman Robert Yeh saying.
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2015-04-30

Everlight to Exhibit LED Products for Lighting and Automotive Applications at LIGHTFAIR 2015

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will be demonstrating its comprehensive portfolio of LED components for lighting and automotive applications at LIGHTFAIR International, May 5-7, at Booth #1329. Highlights at the EVERLIGHT Booth #1329 include the High Efficiency LED EAHE 5630 (0.2W) and the Ultra Warm White LED EAHP 3030 (1.0W) and color choice LED solutions for general lighting as well as existing popular packages available in all colors for horticulture lighting.
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2015-04-28

Nichia to Appeal Against Michigan Jury Decision of Invalidating LED Patents

On April 22, 2015, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan held two of Nichia’s patents invalid. The litigation is captioned Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and Emcore Corp. v. Nichia Corp. and Nichia America Corp., Case No. 4:12-cv-11758 GAD-MKM (E.D. Mich.). The two Nichia patents are U.S. Patents Nos. 5,998,925 and 7,531,960.
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2015-04-27

Everlight Scores Jury Win in Nichia White LED Patent Infringement Lawsuit

 In April 2012, Everlight  filed for declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of Nichia’s U.S. patents related to white LEDs, including U.S. Patent Nos. 5998925 and 7531960.  These two patents are directed to YAG phosphor being used with blue LED chip to emit white light, and its phosphor concentration.  The jury before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan found on April 22, 2015 that all asserted claims of these patents are invalid for obviousness and/or lack of enablement. 
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2015-04-27

Jury Findings Impact on Everlight and Nichia Lawsuit

The judge’s final verdict will probably be based on Michigan Federal jury findings that two Nichia patents were invalid in the case against Everlight, said former Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) researcher Jerry Yu.
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