2018-12-06

Lextar Ships Mini LED and VCSEL and Macroblock Expects Growing Momentum from Mini LED Products

The fourth quarter is usually the off-peak season for the LED market. Industry players including Lextar and Macroblock have reported lukewarm business performance in November and are expecting growth in 2019 with the booming Mini LED market. Lextar posted its monthly revenue of NT$ 823 million (US$ 26.67 million) for November with a decrease of 6.5% MoM and 7.8% YoY. The company has continued its product shipments including Mini LED backlights, Mini LED RGB modules, fine-pitch displays and VCSEL packages. Meanwhile, it also focuses on further tech...
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2018-10-22

Macroblock’s Revenue Grows with Mini LED Applications

LED driver IC company Macroblock has registered the highest monthly revenue of 2018 for September, which came to NT$ 305 million with an increase of 14.22% MoM and 16.14 YoY.
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2018-09-03

Macroblock to Ship Mini LED Display Driver IC for PID and Mobile Phone in 2019

With the market of Mini LED display thriving in the second half of 2018, LED driver IC company Macroblock has been preparing its technologies and capacities for Mini LED displays.
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2018-08-10

Tariff War Leads to Tepid Orders for Macroblock

LED IC driver manufacturer Macroblock registered a revenue of NT$ 245 million (US$ 7.99 million) for July, down by 9.97% MoM, which was not in line with the expectation of the peak quarter. Macroblock indicated that the trade war between the U.S. and China has impacts on the company’s orders.
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2018-08-02

Macroblock Provides Full Portfolio of Driver ICs for Mini/Micro LED Display

Macroblock has showcased several displays adopting its new ICs at 2018 Macroblock LED Display Conference. The company is also ready to welcome the peak quarter of the year with its shipments of various products.
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2018-07-31

Macroblock: New LED Display Technology to Be Released in the 2nd Half of the Year

“2018 Macroblock LED Display Conference” is the most important event of the LED display industry every summer. Not only do speakers bring the latest information about trends and technology, but also Macroblock demonstrates the next-generation display cabinets that adopt the newest ICs outside the venue. The booth of Macroblock’s booth carries a lot of energy to the LED display market for 2nd half year of 2018
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2018-07-25

Macroblock to Boost Micro LED and Automotive Lighting

Taiwanese LED driver IC provider Macroblock has become a supplier of Samsung’s display products and might benefit from Samsung’s mass production of Micro LED displays.
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2018-07-20

Micro LED Mass Transfer Technologies Compete Against Each Other at 2018 Micro LEDforum

The 2018 Micro LEDforum, hosted by LEDinside, ended on 12 July. This time, experts from various fields were invited to share the six bottlenecks in the Micro LED manufacturing process. In the mass transfer section, this time we invited Uniqarta, SelfArray, eLux, QMAT and KIMM to talk about the features of various transfer technologies and future potential.
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2018-07-19

Micro LEDforum 2018 – Macroblock Reveals Achievement of IC Design for Micro LED

Micro LED display has been considered as the next-generation display technology with its features of high resolution, high contrast, high brightness and wide viewing angles. To achieve these characteristics, driver IC is a key component during the manufacturing process. At Micro LEDforum 2018, LEDinside invited Macroblock, the LED driver IC specialist, to talk about how to fully realize the advantages of Mini and Micro LED display from the viewpoint of a driver IC maker.
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2018-05-14

Macroblock: A Micro LED Display Prototype Will Come Out in 2H19

LED driver IC specialist Macroblock reported a gross margin of 34.2% for the first quarter of 2018, reaching new high over the past two years. The company expects its 2Q18 revenue to increase by 20% QoQ after its driver IC is chosen and successfully adopted in Samsung’s display products.
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2018-02-08

Lighthouse teamed up with Macroblock in the development of next generation LED Video Display

Lighthouse Technologies Limited (Lighthouse), a LED video display solutions specialist has joined forces with Macroblock, an expert in LED Driver IC to launch the new Quantum q fine pitch LED Screen Series (1.5mm, 1.8mm & 2.5mm pixel pitch) using the Macroblock’s 48-Ch LED Driver IC MBI5353 to deliver the unprecedented LED fine pitch display screen at ISE 2018.
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2018-02-07

Top 4 Macroblock Highlights at ISE 2018: All about Technology Breakthroughs

ISE 2018, the world’s largest AV system integration show kicks off today. Macroblock is to showcase its latest LED driver IC product, MBI5359—a high-integration, 48-Channel LED diver IC—suitable for ultra-fine pitch, mini-LED, and micro-LED display solutions.
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2017-11-15

Taiwanese Companies to Demo Micro LED Displays in 1H18

The Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Lab (EOSRL) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is co-developing ultra fine-pitch Micro LED displays with PlayNitride, LED Driver IC expert Macroblock, and PCB maker Unimicron Techology, sources from the industry have revealed.
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2017-11-09

Macroblock Lets Go of Low-end Market to Secure Gross Margin

Macroblock fought a several price war against its rivals in China in 2017, so its product gross margin significantly dropped. The firm's gross margin in 2Q17 fell to 22.68%, far below 32.81%, the average gross margin in 2016.
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2017-08-10

Macroblock Pioneers Driver IC Technology for Micro LED, Fine Pitch Display, and Interactive AR Applications Part II

Organized at the Langham, Shenzhen, on 19th July, Macroblock LED Display Conference 2017, gathering makers of displays and LED light sources worldwide, ended on a high note as it always did for the past 12 years. At this high-profile annual event, Macroblock’s chairman Dr. Li Chang Yang stated that display technology has been more widely used for various applications in different ways, such as displays in retail spaces, theaters, restaurants with immersive AR technology, and interactive applications.
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2017-08-03

Macroblock Pioneers Driver IC Technology for Micro LED, Fine Pitch Display, and Interactive AR Applications

Organized at the Langham, Shenzhen, on 19th July, Macroblock LED Display Conference 2017, gathering makers of displays and LED light sources worldwide, ended on a high note as it always did for the past 12 years. At this high-profile annual event, Macroblock’s chairman Dr. Li Chang Yang stated that display technology has been more widely used for various applications in different ways, such as displays in retail spaces, theaters, restaurants with immersive AR technology, and interactive applications. 
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2017-07-23

All You Need to Know About Micro LED in 1H17

The LED industry had quite a peaceful time in 1H17. Apart from a few M&As, the most-discussed technology would be Micro LED. Lots of high-tech giants worldwide have already started a series of R&D and the number of participants is getting bigger. The supply chain of Micro LED, although of limited mature technologies, is slowly shaping up. Here, LEDinside lists out major events and milestones made on the path of developing Micro LED in the first half of 2017.
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2016-11-21

IC Driver Manufacturer Macroblock Targets Micro-LED Market

Taiwanese IC driver manufacturer Macroblock has successfully developed LED drivers for small pitch displays, and is eyeing driver solutions for an innovative display technology next year, reported China Post.
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2015-10-08

Macroblock and Hawkeye Solution Platform Partners Showcase HD LED Display in Shanghai

The exhibition of LED China 2015 in Shanghai brought a perfect ending right before Chinese Mid Autumn Festival. High definition LED displays are everywhere at the show. Exhibitors demonstrated wide applications of high definition LED displays such as interactive LED screens, video walls of control rooms, alternative LED displays to replace LCD or projection screens for meeting rooms and theaters.
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2015-07-03

Macroblock Aims At Smart Dimming for Public Buildings at GILE 2015

Smart lighting remains a popular topic at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2015. Macroblock targets the lighting applications for public buildings instead of home lighting with the theme “Dimming Art”, bringing many eyeballs during the exhibition.
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2015-01-08

Macroblock Fine Pitch LED Display Drivers For Indoor LED Displays

With the microelectronic techniques and improvement on LED displays, fine pitch LED displays become a more popular solution for replacing indoor displays, such as commercial digital signage in the mall, meeting room, ballroom, TV studio, broadcast room, central control room, and even consumer TV. However, six challenges of fine pitch LED displays still haunt display manufacturers including lower ghosting, dim line at first scan line, uneven brightness, color shift, gradient dim line and cross effect caused by LED failure. These phenomena are obvious when displaying images with more grayscales at low brightness condition.
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2014-05-16

Macroblock Projects 2Q14 Sales to Grow 30 Percent

Macroblock anticipates LED lighting demands to grow, especially in the residential replacement lighting sector, said Chairman LC Yang at the company’s latest investor conference held on May 14, 2014. The company reported revenue of NT $457 million (US $15.1 million) for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. 
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2014-01-22

Nice Smelling…LED Bulbs?

Walking along the aisles close to the prototype lighting section at Lighting Japan 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight on Jan. 17, one could not miss the heavily perfumed smells of roses and stock that drifted out from Taiwanese LED manufacturer Macroblock’s booth.
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2013-08-19

Macroblock Receives Orders for World Cup Brazil

In the second quarter of next year the FIFA World Cup Brazil will feature top grade LED displays in 14 playing venues. With LED display panel driver IC demand starting to emerge, Macroblock chairman Dr. Li-Chang Yang expressed that the company has been receiving an influx of customer orders and the increased output volume has become one of the divers for operation in the second half of the year.
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2013-08-13

Impact of QR Code on LED Display Applications

The widespread use of LED display allows advertisers to apply more interactive campaigns with audiences, and the QR code is proven to be an effective way for marketing campaigns on LED displays or LED billboards. However, the popular use of QR code on LED display brings a higher threshold in LED display technology. Critical Limitations of QR Code Scan-ability on LED Display The errors below are common in LED display applications to affect QR code scan-ability. 1.  Positioning Failure in Position Detection Patterns Position detection p...
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2013-05-30

Taiwan LED Driver IC Vendors Revenue Grows Strong in 2Q13

Some Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been ramping their shipments of LED driver ICs to China thanks to the fledging LED lighting industry in the country and growing demand for LED backlight products from China-based smartphone, tablet and consumer electronic product makers. Among the IC vendors, Macroblock and On-Bright Electronics are expected to see their revenues grow over 30% sequentially in the second quarter, while fellow companies Richtek Technology and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are likely to double their shipments of LED driver ICs on qu...
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2011-05-10

LEDinside:LEDforum China of International Market Trend and Lighting Applications to be Grandly Open on May,and the Network Application has been Heading into the Final Stage

Overview   Organized by LEDinside, LEDforum China of International Market Trend and Lighting Applications will be grandly open in Shenzhen on May 27, 2011.   LEDforum 2011 will focus on the market trend of LED lighting application, and the agenda speakers include top leaders from Aixtron, Epilight, Macroblock, Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Veeco and other industry giants. These industry heavy weights will share with us their unique industry perspectives and accurate market forecasts, including market dynamics, business strateg...
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2011-04-15

Macroblock Presents Low Power Consumption LED Display Driver - MBI5035 with Power Saving Up to 35%

In response to the trend of energy saving and environment protection, Macroblock launches the first low power consumption 16-bit LED display driver - MBI5035, which features low knee voltage of 0.2V to reduce power consumption of LED display as well as carbon emissions up to 35%. "To implement the environmental protection concept, Macroblock presents MBI5035.” said Macroblock general manager Robert Chen. “LED display embedded with MBI5035 brings power saving and cost saving to advertisers. Facing with the worldwide rising electricity fees and en...
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2011-04-06

LEDinside: Face to Face with Master-level LED Industry Experts

Overview LEDinside is the market research institute specialized for global LED industry. Orgainized by LEDinside, LEDforum China of International Market Trend and Lighting Applications will be grandly open in Shenzhen On May 27, 2011. Management from well-known LED industry giants of the world will be invited as forum speakers. If you want to learn about Asian LED market trend, business opportunities and how to make it in the competitive LED market, you are sincerely invited to LEDforum 2011. Conference Title: LEDforum China of Internationa...
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2011-03-14

Macroblock Introduces High Efficiency Non-Isolated AC / DC LED Driver- MBI6902 for T8 and E27 Applications

Macroblock introduces a new non-isolated, step-down and high efficiency AC / DC LED driver, MBI6902, especially for T8 and E27 lighting applications. The MBI6902 achieves superior efficiency in high brightness LED lighting applications. For example, the efficiency is over 90% when lighting up 6-LEDs @ VAC =110V, 350mA. The MBI6902 is able to drive external MOSFET current up to 3A. In addition, the MBI6902 requires only a few external components. The high efficiency and compact solution of MBI6902 make it most applicable for T8, E27 and general ...
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Some homeowners, commercial systems managers and outdoor lighting management companies have looked warily at smart lighting, in light of its being seen as a major departure from what was required for lighting control in the past. They need not... READ MORE

For the LED driver product line, wide AC voltage input range (180 ~ 528VAC) HVGC family, MEAN WELL now launches HVGC-650 series to offer more choices of high power products.

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