LED Backlight Module Manufacturers Benefit from Demand Increase

The LED industry has experienced unusually good performance during traditional slack season, according to a report by United Evening News. Backlight module manufacturers Unity Opto, Lextar, and Tekcore are optimistic as market demands for backlight rise. Benefiting from high resolution TV trend, TV backlight's high brightness demands have become even more evident, said industry insiders. Prices have stabilized following increase in luminosity despite fewer LED’s used and market polarization has become more evident as large companies expand. 
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Taiwan Tekcore Installs Two Dow VaporStation Central Delivery Systems

Recently, Taiwan-based LED wafer and chip manufacturer Tekcore Co Ltd has installed two VaporStation Central Delivery Systems from Dow Electronic Materials of Philadelphia, PA, USA (a business unit of Dow Advanced Materials) in its LED manufacturing area. Presently, Tekcore is running the first tool in production to deliver trimethylgallium (TMG) to multiple epitaxial growth reactors. In addition, the second delivery system, Dow’s new patent-pending, third generation of the VaporStation Central Delivery System, has also been installed at T...
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LED chipmakers Epistar, Tekcore, and Amtran reported December revenues

LED chipmaker Epistar's revenues for December were NT$1.44 billion (US$49.24 million), dropped 13% compared to November. The revenues for the full year in 2010 reached NT$19.76 billion, up 55% from 2009.
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Taiwan and Japanese LED players were accused of patent infringement by Bluestone

It’s reported that Taiwan-based LED chip maker Huga Optotech was accused by patent licensing company Bluestone Innovations, because Bluestone thought Huga had infringed upon its intellectual property in Group III-V nitride production process. Huga was seeking legal council to decrease the impact on its operation.
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Tekcore signs a NT$3.8 billion syndicated loan to expand production

Recently, LED chipmaker Tekcore has signed a NT$3.8 billion (US$124.53 million) syndicated loan with a banking consortium on December 2, in order to build a new plant and to purchase equipment. Tekcore noted, benefit from shipments of high-margin blue LED chips, the company 2010 revenues would go up largely. In the first three quarters of 2010, its profits increased 100% compared to the same time in 2009.
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Formosa continue to install MOCVDs, while Tekcore slows capacity expansion

LCD chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy reported October 2010 revenues of NT$400.72 million (US$13.31 million), down 0.04% sequentially but up 58.86% on year. In November, the company pointed out that demand for TV backlighting was picking up on which revenues depended, but the growth was not as significant as in 2009, and December revenues were expected to drop as clients went through inventory stock checks.
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Tekcore Scrambles for More Production Capacity to Cope with Flooding LED Orders

Taiwan’s LED chipmaker Tekcore Co. Ltd. will persistently expand production capacity to cope with flooding orders, which have inundated the company’s production lines。 According to company president Jonathan Lu, Tekcore will increase the number of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) machines to 46 by the end of this year from 38 systems recorded in the second quarter.
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Tekcore places multiple tool order for AIXTRON’s New Generation AIX G5 HT System

AIXTRON AG today announced that Tekcore Co. Ltd of Taiwan has placed a multiple order for AIXTRON’s latest MOCVD System, the AIX G5 HT, to expand their manufacturing capacity of high brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs).
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Taiwan LED Makers See Influx of Orders Due to LED Backlight Demand

With LED backlights more and more used in LCD TVs, Taiwanese LED makers, including Epistar Corp., Formosa Epitaxy Inc. and Tekcore Co., Ltd., have seen a flood of orders in recent months, according to Taiwan Economic News.
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New LED patent complaint with ITC Against firms in Taiwan and China

It’s reported that Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, professor emerita of Materials Science and Engineering at Columbia University in New York, filed a complaint with the U.S.
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Tekcore targets to be One of Taiwan’s Top Three Suppliers of LED Wafers and Chips

It’s reported that Tekcore Co. wants to become one of Taiwan’s top three manufacturers of LED epitaxy wafers and chips by 2010.
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