2012-12-06

Everlight Beats Nichia on Blue LED Patent

Everlight filed an invalidation action with the Japan Patent Office against Nichia Corporation’s blue LED patent No. JP2780691. The Japan Patent Office rendered a decision in favor of Everlight on Nov. 12, 2012, holding that Nichia’s patent JP2780691 is totally invalid. Following Nichia’s YAG white light LED patent No. JP3503139, which was found invalid by Japan Patent Office this May, JP2780691 is another one of Nichia’s core patents that have been declared as invalid. Everlight believes that this decision is entirely rea...
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2012-11-19

Everlight Receives Considerable Orders for IR LEDs from Mainland Chinese Suppliers

Recently, Everlight has enjoyed considerable business for its infrared (IR) LEDs from many mainland Chinese suppliers of touch-screen modules for Win 8 PCs. Based on these orders, industry executives estimated IR LEDs as a percentage of Everlight’s revenue to further increase next year from current 25%. according to Everlight’s spokesman, B.Y. Liu, the company has so far this quarter landed considerable orders from touch-screen module suppliers that will likely shore up the company’s revenue for Q4 to Q3. Usually, the fourth quarter is a low s...
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2012-11-14

Everlight Electronics Announces High Performance Customizable 4-Character 5x7 Dot Matrix Through-Hole Display ELMM-457

Everlight Electronics Co.,Ltd. [TSE:2393], a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces the ELMM-457SURCB/A3, a high performance, easy to use through-hole dot matrix display driven by packaged IC. Each display can be directly interfaced with a microprocessor. The serial IC interface allows the display of 104 built-in characters and 24 custom user-defined characters in a 5x7 pixel format. The LED sources of this programmable, four digit alphanumeric module display with a flat height of 6.5mm and configured in a 140 dots 4x5x7 matrix ...
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2012-11-13

Everlight Electronics Extends Signage LED Portfolio

Five new 3-in-1 full color LEDs and Lamp for indoor, semi-outdoor and outdoor applications combine performance with efficiency Everlight Electronics Co.,Ltd. [TSE:2393], a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronicsindustry, has extended its signage LED portfolio to offer five new productsfor indoor, semi-outdoor and outdoor applications. Two new SMD Chip type LEDs, the 18-038 (1010 package) and the 19-037A (1616 package) are ideally suited for indoor LED applications with highly compact board sizes. Both the 18-038 (1.0x1.0x0.5 mm) and the 19-03...
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2012-11-13

Everlight Electronics Presents New Top View LEDs with High Quality of Light for Midpower Applications

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. [TSE:2393], a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, presents highly efficient white mid power LED series 62-227B (0.4W) and 62-217B (0.5W). These top view LEDs (5630 Package) provide high efficacy, high CRI (min. 80 or min. 75), low power consumption, a high luminous flux output, high current capability, a wide viewing angle and a compact form factor. These features make this package an ideal LED for all lighting applications. The design of Everlight's 0.5W 62-217B LED provides a high lumen, h...
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2012-11-13

Everlight Electronics Presents Ambient Light/Proximity Sensor Package for Mobile and Smart Phones

Everlight Electronics Co.,Ltd. [TSE:2393], a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces its latest innovation APM-16D25-11-DF8 which combines an ambient light and proximity sensor with an integrated IR transmitter in a compact DFN package. To optimize the sensitivity, the package includes a lens which was designed based on a highly precise optical simulation with 1 million light rays to produce an accurate model. Optical proximity sensors with integrated IR transmitters often have cross-talk issues caused by IR stray light. In orde...
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2012-11-12

EVERLIGHT Showcases New LED Series for Different Applications at electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. [TSE:2393], a leading player in the global LED industry, showcases various new series of LED components at electronica  2012 in Munich, Germany. This year, Everlight presents the most updated series of high efficient LED packages for infrared and sensor, general lighting, TFT LCD backlight, signage and intelligent digital display applications. Everlight maintains its concept of “The Right LED for the Right Application” in order to provide the best performance and quality for different usage. Furthermore, by u...
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2012-10-26

EVERLIGHT Lighting Components Complete LM80 Testing

EVERLIGHT introduced several low, mid, and high power LED lighting components that adopted the LM80 test, in order to provide a broad range of high quality LED lighting components and strengthen EVERLIGHT’s concept of “The Right LED for The Right Application.” Standardization has become a key factor in LED adoption in the global lighting market - not only in safety standards and performance standards but also more importantly, in reliability and lifetime testing. LM80 is the lighting standard by which all major LED manufacturers...
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2012-10-08

Taiwan Ministry Plans to Put Forward LED Light Bulb Subsidies

Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs is studying the feasibility of subsidizing households which replace fluorescent lighting and incandescent lights with LED light bulbs, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Francis Liang made the remark on the sidelines of an investment forum in Taipei, after local media reported earlier that the ministry is planning to spend about US$34 million on a new green energy subsidy program, citing Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-shiang.Liang did not disclose the details of the subsidy program. On last Thursday, Shih said that the min...
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2012-10-08

Taiwan LED Makers Move to Deploy Operations in China’s LED Lighting Market

Taiwanese LED makers have hailed huge growth potential for LED lightings, as the Chinese government banning imports and sales of 100W-and-above incandescent lamps in the country starting on October 1, 2012. According to official statistics, China’s attempts to impose restrictions on use of incandescent lamps make sense, given the fact that such comparatively inefficient lightings consumed 12% of the total electricity used for general lighting in the country in 2010, when domestic sales and output totaled 1.07 billion and 3.85 billion units, respectively. Chinese officia...
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2012-09-13

Everlight Expects to Receive Bright Revenue in Q3

Everlight expects to see promising Q3 prospects in mainland China , with LED lighting projects to peak there. The firm posted US$ 52.56 million in August revenue, a two-year high, with Q3 operations expected to better the second one. An executive pointed out that 8% of corporate revenues in the first half came from LED lighting, with such figure to exceed 10% annually, and rising gross profit margin (GPM) in the second half also relying on LED lighting due mainly to predicted increasing shipments. The company has been ambitiously deploying cross-strait sales ch...
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2012-09-07

Everlight’s Earnings will Grow along with Shipments Increasing

Thanks to lighting product sales increasing sharply as a result of reduction of LED prices and increased acceptance of LED lamps by consumers, Everlight’s Q2 earnings jump twofolds QoQ. The company earned NT$0.55 per share in Q2, more than double the NT$0.2 per share it made the first quarter. In the first half of 2012, the company had total after-tax net income of NT$302 million (US$10 million at US$1: NT$30), dwindling 66% year on year. The earnings were diluted into NT$0.75 per share. The company’s spokesman, B.Y. Liu, estimated the com...
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2012-09-03

Everlight Starts to Contract Manufacturing Service for LED Lighting

Recently, Everlight’s spokesman B.Y. Liu has said that the company is developing a two-pronged strategy for its LED luminaire business, including contract manufacturing operation and brand name operation. It’s the first time that the company decided to provide contract manufacturing service to brand name luminaire suppliers after introducing its own-brand lighting fixtures in 2011. According to Industry executives, through contract manufacturing service Everlight has proved that price competition in the LED-luminaire market has grown intensive, pushing brand ...
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2012-08-14

Taiwan LED Makers Operation Results Impacted by European Debt Crisis

Looking at Taiwan LED makers’ operation results, it turns out that the debt crisis will impact them to different degrees in the second half. Unity Opto Technology, had revenue of NT$785 million (US$26.2 million) in July, a 10% month-on-month (MoM) increase and a record monthly high. The company attributed the record monthly high to many positive factors including additional orders from customers for new products, increasing demand from LED backlighting modules, increasing shipments of LCD TVs and tablet PCs from Taiwan-based EMS (electronics manufact...
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2012-08-08

Everlight, Lextar, Unity Opto Announces Mixed Revenue Results for July

Taiwan major LED companies Everlight, Lextar, Unity Opto Technology Co have released mixed results for July. Everlight’s revenue fall 4.83% Everlight’s filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange has shown that its revenue fall 4.83 percent to NT$1.42 billion (US$47.4 million) last month from June. The company attributed the decline to shorter working days, as employees went on annual leave. On an annual basis, last month’s sales grew 5.6 percent from NT$1.34 billion a year earlier. Accumulated revenue for the first seven months of the year totale...
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2012-07-23

Taiwan Ratings Corp Downgraded Long-term Corporate Rating on Everlight

Everlight has received downgrade from “twA-” to “twBBB+” estimated by Taiwan Ratings Corp, which reflecting concerns about the balance sheet of the country’s biggest LED chip packager over the next one to two years amid negative market conditions. Taiwan Ratings said in a statement that, “The downgrade reflects our view of the heightened industry risk in the global LED sector and our belief that Everlight’s profitability is unlikely to recover to the previous high over the next one to two years, due to prolonged oversupply from w...
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2012-07-04

Taiwan LED Manufactures Gets Increasing Orders from Mainland China

As Guangdong government has come out the policy to make LED transition within three years in public place, Taiwan LED manufacturers including Epistar, Unity Opto Technology have received increasing LED lighting orders from mainland China. Meanwhile, Taiwan companies such as Everlight and AcBel Polytech Inc. are actively building marketing channel in Guangdong. According to the policy issued by Guangdong government in May, the city will forced to promote new LED lighting installation in public place within three years. It’s considered to be the stronge...
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2012-07-02

EVERLIGHT Announces New 3020S PLCC LED Series

The new 3020S PLCC LED series has two over drive capabilities, 30mA and 60mA which will cater to this growing demand for higher brightness PLCC packages can be over driven. The market has recently been consumed with demand for low power PLCC LEDs. Traditionally, light bar applications have been utilizing small 20mA PLCC packages that enable high lumen density and uniformity to emulate the appearance of fluorescent tubes. As the market improves so does the required specifications for fixtures in that market. Light tube manufacturers are searching for PLC...
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2012-06-29

Taiwan LED Manufacturers to Compete in High-wattage LED Market

Taiwan LED manufacturers have got involved in the competition in high-wattage LED. Tsannkuen 3C has launched 10 W LED bulb at the price of NT$ 279 ,and Everlight has also released 8W LED bulb of NT$ 299. Delta cooperates with B&Q to promote 10.5 W LED bulbs to take the place of 60 W incandescent bulb. Tatung prepares to join the competition with its 10 W LED bulb, and China Electric Mfg. Corporation also intends to tap the market with 9W bulb. According to industry executives, 60 watt incandescent bulb occupies a major position in the tradit...
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2012-06-25

Everlight Sold out 100,000 LED Lamps at 7-11 Stores

According to Everlight’s Chairman Y.F. Yeh, the company has stocked 100,000 LED lamps at 7-11 stores on May 16 and all of them were sold out at the price of NT$299 (US$10.3 at US$1: NT$29) per piece on the second day, The company’s bulbs produce 80 lumens per watt, and are 270 degree wide in beaming angle and dimmable. And Yeh believed that consumers are motivated to buy the bulbs by efficiency over price of the lamps. Yeh continued that light efficiency, color rendering, and dimmablility have now dominated consumers’ decision to procure the lamps o...
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2012-06-08

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou to Kick off on June 11

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou is to kick off with industry heavyweights at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room # 8 on June 11th. Organizer :       Co-organizer: Date : June 11, 2012 Time : 9 am – 5 pm Venue : Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex (Please enter directly from Area B) Overview This time, LEDforum 2012 will provide a perfect platform to interact with global LED market leaders from Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Henkel (China), Lextar, Aixtron, Veeco Instrume...
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2012-06-06

Nichia Lodged an Appeal Against Everlight Case Ruled by Japan Patent Office

A patent dispute between Nichia and Everlight never come to an end. On June 4, Nichia’s counsels held a press conference in Taiwan to announce that the company has lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court of Japan against a Japan Patent Office’s ruling in favor of Everlight.   According to Everlight, Japan Patent Office rendered a decision on May 8 this year, holding that the patent JP3503139 is invalid. Everlight said the ruling includes invalidation of Claim 1, which is the main claim of the patent at issue. Nichia’s counsels pointed out ...
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2012-06-06

Everlight Wins Top Supplier Award from Stoneridge

Everlight has received Top Supplier Award from Stoneridge, Inc. ,a global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems principally for the commercial vehicle, automotive and agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. Stoneridge has named EVERLIGHT a winner in the category ‘supplier with 0 ppm for 2011’ (ppm = parts per million). The top honor was presented at the Stoneridge Annual Supplier Award on May 23, 2012....
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2012-06-01

Everlight Cooperates with Tianmu SSL to Aim at Jiangsu’s LED Streetlight Market

Everlight has teamed up with Tianmu Solid State Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. to build a joint venture in mainland China for Jiangsu Province’s RMB6 billion procurement of LED streetlights. According to Tianmu Solid State Lighting of Jiangsu, an LED-lighting startup founded two years ago, the joint venture calls for total investment of US$200 million, with US$30 million already put into construction of first-phase production lines, which will start volume production in June. The joint venture plans to install 20,000 LED streetlights in the provi...
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2012-05-31

Nichia : Patent Nullity Proceeding filed by Everlight

According to Japan LED maker Nichia's website, Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Everlight") has filed patent nullity proceedings in Japan Patent Office against 19 patents held by Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"). Among such Nichia patents is the "YAG Patent", which is the Japanese Patent No. 2927279 ("279 Patent") and is directed to white LEDs by the combinations of blue LED and YAG phosphor. The JPO held on April 9, 2012, that the 279 Patent is valid over the Everlight's challenge. Nichia also sa...
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2012-05-30

Nichia Announced Its Patents is Valid over Everlight's Challenge

Everlight has filed patent nullity proceedings in Japan Patent Office against 19 patents held by Nichia. Among such Nichia patents is the "YAG Patent", which is the Japanese Patent No. 2927279 ("279 Patent") and is directed to white LEDs by the combinations of blue LED and YAG phosphor. The JPO held on April 9, 2012, that the 279 Patent is valid over the Everlight's challenge. Two other patents, Japanese Patent Nos. 2778349 (electrode patent), and 2540791 (anneal patent), have been also found by the JPO as valid. As such, YAG ...
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2012-05-28

Everlight’s LED Bulbs will be Sold on 3000 Channel Partners in Mainland China

Taiwan Everlight has intended to cooperate with distributors in mainland China. There will be 3000 channel partners to sell Everlight’s LED bulbs by the end of 2012. In addition, the Taiwanese company has scheduled to add 6000 channel partners in 2013, and it will adopt the same way in Hongkong. Everlight is considered as the most extensive LED lighting factory which sells its LED bulbs all around Taiwan.  After it stands firm in Taiwan market, Everlight has centered on building up distribution channels in mainland China....
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2012-05-25

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou to Hold on June, Don't Hesitate to Join in Global LED Cooperation

As June is coming near, LEDinside is ready to hold a grand and perfect LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8. Currently, global LED industry is in the process of changeful period. In Japan, nuclear power shortage has driven up demand for LED lamps after the March 11 earthquake. Also, benefiting from the ban imposed by certain countries against selling incandescent light bulb of high wattage in 2012, Europe has become one of the most fast-growing LED markets in the world besides Japan. Meanwhile, S...
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2012-05-25

Everlight Beat Nichia on Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Decision rendered by the Japan Patent Office Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. filed an invalidation action with the Japan Patent Office against Nichia Corporation’s YAG white light LED patent (patent No. JP3503139). Everlight has received the decision from the Japan Patent Office recently. The Japan Patent Office rendered a decision on May 8th, 2012, holding that the patent JP3503139 is invalid. The ruling includes the invalidation of Claim 1, which is the main claim of the patent at issue. Everlight believes that this decision is entirely rea...
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2012-05-24

Taiwan LED Manufacturers Prepare for LED Bulbs Sales Boom in Electricity Rate Hikes

Taiwan LED manufacturers including Everlight, Delta Electronics, Nanya Photonics Inc. are paving for the way for LED lamp sales boom in Taiwan thanks to the upcoming implementation of electricity rate hikes. According to Everlight , it had sold out its first batch of NT$299 (US$10.3 at US$1: NT$29) LED light bulbs, numbered at 100,000 units, at 7-11 stores and is calling for urgent replenishment of another 100,000 bulbs. And the company has talked with President Chain Store Corp., which owns Taiwan’s 7-11 stores, over fresh build-up of the bulbs at t...
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