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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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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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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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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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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Everlight's Subsidiary Zenaro Get Involved in Nichia’s Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Nichia has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against Zenaro Lighting GmbH ("Zenaro"), which is a German LED lighting company mainly owned by Everlight, and the German distributor REGO-Lighting GmbH on April 27, 2012. In the lawsuit, Nichia is seeking permanent injunction, rendering account, damages, recall and destruction against an office light of Zenaro (product number: OL-Deluxe/QL2/P44/LF/D50/SR/M/CE/ZN) including white LED tubes (product number: SL-Cobra/T5 048DC/C/P10/L...
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Everlight Electronics Announces New C52 COB LED Series

Perfect light source for directional and decorative applications with low thermal resistance and high performance Adding to the performance and popularity of Everlight’s 6.4W and 8W Chip-on-Board (COB) LED series, one of the highest CRI and highest efficiency COBs on the market, Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (TSE:2393) announces the brand new and smaller C52 COB LED series which is perfectly suitable for directional and decorative applications such as MR lamps and P35 bulbs at LIGHTFAIR International 2012 in Las Vegas/USA. For...
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Everlight Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Nichia in US Court

Everlight filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nichia from manufacturing, using, importing, offering for sale, or selling its infringing products in the United States. It also seeks monetary damages. In its complaint, Everlight is seeking enforcement of a patent covering LED metallization technology, U.S. Patent No. 6,653,215. Everlight is the exclusive U.S. licensee of the ‘215 Patent, which is owned by Emcore Corporation. Uses for Ni...
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Increasing Orders Boost Taiwan LED Stocks

Benefit from the government's recent announcement that it will hike electricity rates, Taiwan several major LED lighting firms, such as Everlight, Edison and Unity Opto, have received large orders from corporate customers who want to cut operating costs through wider use of energy-efficient lighting. Therefore, the increase in orders in LED lighting have even boosted demand for LED chips and will lead to full capacity utilization at upstream suppliers in the LED chain in the second quarter. According to Mirae Asset Management analyst Arch Shih, “We e...
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Everlight Introduces the Brand New Shwo D LED Lighting Series

Expanding Everlight's Lighting Series component portfolio, EVERLIGHT Electronics [TSE:2393], one of the world's leading companies in LED Lighting introduces a brand new high power, high brightness LED package, the "Shwo D" Series - our new powerful, bright and economic (superb $/lm) LED series in a compact ceramic package. The Shwo D series is a surface-mount high-power device featuring high brightness combined with a compact size (3.5x3.5x0.58mm) that is suitable for all kinds of lighting applications such as general illumination, flash, spot, signal, industr...
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LED Lighting Sales May Contributes 15% to Everlight’s Annual Revenue

Based on the bright perspective of LED market, Everlight will boost LED lighting sales to account for 15% of its annual revenue in 2012, up from 9% in 2011. The company considers that thanks to the rising demands for lighting and backlight, the LED industry will increasingly rally quarter by quarter this year. According to the company’s business general manager, B.Y. Liu, capacity utilization at the company’s factories has recovered to around 70%. The company has snatched over 50% of Taiwan’s market for 8W LED light bulbs since it rolled out the ...
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Everlight Predicts Global Recovery in LED Demand Likely Contribute to Its Revenue

Everlight predicts that rising demand for LED TVs worldwide and LED lighting would likely bring new life to the troubled LED industry in 2012 and lift the company’s factory utilization. According to company spokesman Liu Pang-yen stated during a teleconference, with the industrial recovery, Everlight’s factory utilization would rise gradually over the next few quarters from the current 60 percent to about 70 percent. In his opinion, LED TV and LED lighting would be the two major drivers for the whole LED industry this year. As Liu citing some m...
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Everlight Won Big Harvest in 2011 Revenue

Everlight has won a big harvest with its 2011 after-tax net income of NT$1.3 billion (US$43.5 million at US$1:NT$30), or NT$3.14 per share. According to the company, in the fourth quarter of 2011, it received pretax earnings of NT$138 million (US$4.6 million), operating income of NT$208 million (US$6.9 million), and gross profitNT$760 million (US$25 million) on revenue of NT$3.96 billion (US$132 million). And the company has decided to pay shareholders cash dividend of NT2.5 per share from 2011 earnings. Based on the harvest, it is recognized as one of t...
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Everlight Shows Good Attitude on Cross-Strait LED Cooperation

Recently, Chairman Y.F. Yeh of Everlight in an interview with the mainland’s Xinhua News Agency, noted that a cooperation between Taiwan’s and mainland China’s LED industries would create new opportunities for them in the LED-lighting sector, which he projects will provide lucrative business. According to Yeh, LED lighting could save around 85%, or 26 billion kilowatt hours, of the total 30 billion kilowatt hours of electricity that Taiwan’s lighting consumes a year. Other electricity consumption sources increase the total consumption in Ta...
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Everlight's New Low/Mid Power LED Family Provides Total Solution for Lighting Applications

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED industry, announces a series of Low/Mid Power LEDs* especially suited for use in solid state lighting. The new Low/Mid Power LED family has the ability to provide customers a total solution for lighting applications. General Lighting is an interesting and broad market segment. For any individual segment of lighting there are multiple categories and sub categories with different requirements and functionalities. Outdoor lighting encompasses street lighting, tunnel lighting, parking lot lighting, la...
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Everlight Estimates LED Bulb to Drop to US$10 in 2nd Half of 2012

According to Y.F. Yeh, Everlight ‘s Chairman, the price point for LED light bulbs will drop to the US$10 “sweet spot” in the second half of 2012. He estimated brisk demands for LED light bulbs at the sweet spot of price point will definitely drive up the company’s revenue in 2012. However, LED market will remain hazy in the first quarter this year before turning brightwhen the US$10 spot comes in sight in the second half. So far, the company has ventured into the LED lighting fixture sector after setting up Everlight Solid State Ligh...
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Taiwan LED Industry Ready to Revive in 2012

As 2012 comes, Taiwan LED industry looks forward to a Healthy Year in 2012,and some manufactures have started to revive. Huga Optotech ended unpaid furlough practice when New Year comes, signaling that Taiwan’s LED industry is getting out of its worst days. Its Taiwan’s only publicly held LED maker to have its employees take unpaid leaves in October, 2011, to cope with slumping market for backlights. Huga Optotech’s president, C.N. Huang, pointed out that the firm decided to end the practice in late December in anticipation that market would pic...
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Everlight Announced Its Prediction for LED Industry in 2012

Recently, Everlight’s spokesman, P.Y. Liu, has announced the company’s prediction for LED Industry in 2012. According to him, the company will see revenue climb quarter by quarter after hitting the bottom in the first quarter of 2012. He noted that the company’s monthly revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011 will change only moderately and revenue for January, 2012, will slip from a month earlier because of the Chinese-New-Year holidays. Liu pointed out that inventories at the company’s customers are getting close to a minimum after quarters ...
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Samsung, LG to Release 60W LED Light Bulbs of US$10-12

Samsung and LG are announced to release own-brand 60W LED light bulbs at retail prices of US$10-12 sometime in the second half of 2012, which will threaten Taiwan leading position in global LED market. With strong support of South Korean government, Samsung and LG have shown aggressive attempt to become world leader in the LED lighting industry. Samsung has equipped itself with integrated LED manufacturing capability involving epi-wafer and package manufacturing. In particular, Samsung and LG’s plans are more aggressive than that of LSG of the Unite...
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Everlight Fights a Countersuit Against Nichia

Recently,Everlight has taken an active action on fighting a lawsuit against Nichia in Tokyo District Court and said it will unfold the legal action by bringing the patent suits to other countries to counter Nichia’s repeated accusations that Everlight infringes on its patents. In the lawsuit, Everlight asked the district court to stop Nichia from spreading the allegation and appealed for damage claims. Everlight has become the first Taiwanese LED maker to take legal action against Nichia over patent issue. Everlight’s confidence comes from winning the case...
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Everlight Receives Plant Grow Lights Orders Benefiting from Unusual Winter

Lately, unusually cold winter has affected the output of agriculture. Plant Grow Lights may be good for the growers to solve this problem ,and Everlight has actively to seize this opportunity with orders from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, an American herbal plant research organization and several European agricultural equipment suppliers. Mainland China and the United States have issued warnings against unusually cold winter this year. Hebei Provincial Government of China has issued yellow alert for snowstorm while the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospher...
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Everlight ‘Smart Binning’ Solution to Maintaining Color Consistency in Lighting Applications

Everlight has released a 3-step MacAdam Ellipse binning of all warm white color temperatures -- 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K CCT -- for the Shuen (C06) and Shwo (C19) high power lighting LED series. Everlight’s ‘Smart Binning’ initiative is aimed at reducing the variation in chromaticity in lighting applications. Color consistency is a key determinant of a product’s quality and appeal in lighting applications. This consistency is not only determined by the control of chromaticity from LED to LED inside a product but from one comple...
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Everlight Electronics Offers 'Smart Binning' for Shuen and Shwo High Power LED Series

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. [TSE:2393], a leading player in the global LED industry, is now offering its customers a 3-step MacAdam Ellipse binning of all warm white color temperatures -- 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K CCT -- for the Shuen (C06) and Shwo (C19) high power lighting LED series. Everlight's 'Smart Binning' initiative is aimed at reducing the variation in chromaticity in lighting applications. In lighting applications, color consistency is a key determinant of a product's quality and appeal. This consistency is not only deter...
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Everlight Scrapped Unpaid Leave Plan

Last Friday , Everlight has shown its “deeply sorry” for the anxieties it had caused society because of the unpaid leave plan. And it has scrapped the plan . After the company has released its unpaid leave plan,some critics have highlighted the fact that Everlight Chairman Ye Yin-fu’s was recently able to donate NT$100 million to his alma mater, National Taipei University of Technology.They have also questioned the necessity of the furlough plan in light of the company’s profitability. Everlight posted pre-tax profit of NT$538 million for the ...
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Everlight Defeats Nichia in LED Patent Battle

Last Friday, Everlight announced that it had defeated Nichia in an administrative suit that it believes will give it an edge in other patent proceedings against the Japanese company. According to Everlight, Taiwan's Supreme Administrative Court upheld a High Administrative Court verdict which ruled that a patent asserted by Nichia related to LED component production technology was invalid. The court agreed with Everlight’s contention that Nichia was not the inventor of the patent and that Everlight had the right to apply the technology covered by the pat...
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Everlight Represents LED Products at eMEX exhibition, China 2011

Everlight is showing various LED components and LED lighting fixtures at eMEX Exhibition in Suzhou Exhibition Center, China, booth number 3J17 during Oct. 20th to 23th, 2011. This year Everlight represents variety energy saving LED components for mobile, automobile, signage, TFT backlight, infrared, sensor and lighting applications. In addition, the company also shows different lighting fixtures for lighting applications including outdoor area, commercial place, office, storage and home....
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Taiwan’s LED Specialists Call for Gov’t to Take Actions to Foster Taiwan’s LED Industry

Recently, as being concerned about Taiwan’s leading position may be replaced by South Korea and mainland China, LED specialists from Taiwan’s think tanks, academic institutions, trade organizations and private companies have urged the government to quickly pass laws to offer consumers subsidy for their procurements of LED lamps. South Korea unseated Taiwan in 2009 as the world’s No.2 LED supplier. According to Director General Y.J. Chan of Electronics and Optoelectronics Research Laboratories of the government-backed Industrial Technology R...
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Everlight Sticks to LED Shipment Schedule Regardless of Nichia’s Patent Lawsuit

Despite of Nichia’s successive patent lawsuits, Everlight will ship its brand products to Japan as scheduled in 2012,according to Everlight’s chairman, Y.F. Ye. Back to early September, Nichia filed a charge against Everlight, alleging that its white LED lamps sold through Japanese retailer Chip On Stop also infringe its No. 4530944 patent. Following closely, Nichia has again claimed that Everlight’s white LED bulbs entering Japan through importer Tachibana Eletech of Japan infringes its No. 4530094 patent, and brought the charge before ...
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Mainland China’s Incandescent-ban Program Affects Taiwan’s LED Maufactures’ Actions

As Mainland China starts to implement a plan to phase out incandescent lamps in four to five years since October, Taiwan’s LED makers have taken actions to seize this opportunities. Epistar and Everlight have entered into alliance with Konka Group to open an epitaxy-wafer venture in the mainland. Everlight, is also promoting own-brand LED lighting in the mainland. LiteOn is setting up production lines in Changzhou, which integrate front-end, mid-end and back-end manufacturing capability. Genesis and Ledtech have separately signed agreementswith Potevio...
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Meet the Creators of High Brightness and Yellow LED | LEDforum 2011 Taipei

LEDforum, an annual and the largest LED conference in Taiwan, will again bring together the leading manufacturers, materials and component suppliers, technology innovators, and the lighting community. Analysts from LEDinside will share the latest reports on global LED market: both industry trends and market intelligence.
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE