Bridgelux,Toshiba Announce Agreement for Strengthened LED Business and Technology Collaboration

Companies Enter Into Agreement for Sale of GaN-On-Silicon Technology / Chip Related Assets to Toshiba, With Expanded Licensing and Manufacturing Collaboration Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, and Toshiba Corporation, a world-leading electronic manufacturer, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Bridgelux will sell to Toshiba its industry-leading GaN-on-Silicon technology and related assets, and the companies will strengthen and extend their strategic technology col...
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Koh Matsumoto, Ph.D., President of Taiyo Nippon Sanso EMC Ltd. : GaN-on-Si Technology to Gain Place in the LED Industry

Recently, the competition in the MOCVD market is getting fiercer; aside from the two forerunners Aixtron (Germany) and Veeco (America), other players are trying to make inroads into the market. TAIYO NIPPON SANSO , established in 1910, is the biggest industrial gases and air separation unit supplier in Japan, ranking number 5 among the global industrial gas suppliers. As for MOCVD equipment, the top 3 MOCVD makers in the world, which account for 98.4% of the market share in 2011, are Aixtron, Veeco and Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Japan). Noteworthily, eve...
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Interview with Tsinghua Tongfang Vice President Liang-hai Wang: Tongfang Opto a Vertically Integrated LED Chip Maker Possessing Overseas Market Share

Tsinghua Tongfang Company Limited, one of the most representative companies in China, has begun the establishment of its LED manufacturing base in Nantong in August, 2010 and started the production in August, 2011; over just one year, Tsinghua Tongfang has completed the first stage of the establishment comprising two plants and installed 16 MOCVD equipment, which is expected to be 48 and in place for production by the end of 2011. Tsinghua Tongfang’s excellent progress and considerable investment have made a splash in the market. How does Tsinghua Tongfang succee...
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Veeco’s Taiwan Technology Center Opens to Build a Long-term Strategic Partnership in the Great China Market

Veeco Instruments Inc, a supplier of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment for light emitting diodes (LEDs) production, celebrated the opening of its new Taiwan Technology Center (TTC) today in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The goal of Taiwan Technology Center is to ensure customer collaboration and enhanced responsiveness to build a long-term strategic partnership with our key Greater China customers. Due to the huge demand for LED and the LED chip investment fever, Veeco would like to provide an up-to-date and adequate service and the suppor...
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SAS expected sapphire wafer materials to account for 5-6% in its overall revenue in 2011

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) wanted to sapphire wafer materials’ sales would reach 5-6% of revenues in 2011 from 2% estimated for 2010. A leader of the company said, SAS was ready for producing 120,000-180,000 units LED sapphire substrates in 2011 from 60,000 in 2010. The new adding capacity would bring much more business sales.
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Both upstream and downstream LED makers launched capacity expansion plans, LEDinside observed

According to survey of the industry research institute LEDinside, Taiwan's listed LED makers recorded total revenue of NT 5.982 billion in July 2009, a 5.8% growth from NT 5.652 billion in June 2009 and a 3.8% growth YoY. LED chip makers' total revenues in July gained 6.9% to NT 2.621 billion while LED packagers posted NT 3.361 billion, 5.1% growth MoM.  
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Taiwan's listed LED manufacturers to record total revenue of NT$565.2 billion in June 2009, Says LEDinside

According to the industry research institute LEDinside, in June 2009, Taiwan’s listed LED manufacturers recorded total revenue of NT$565.2 billion a 9.5% growth compared to NT$516 billion in May (+4.7% YoY). LED chip makers’ total revenue amounted to NT$2.453 billion, up by 13.9% MoM; and LED packagers posted NT$3.198 billion in revenue, a 6.4% growth MoM.  
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Hon Hai of Taiwan Invests in LED Wafer Ingot Segment

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, currently Taiwan’s biggest manufacturing conglomerate in terms of revenue, will enter into LED (lighting emitting diode) lighting segment by investing in Alpha Xtal Technology Corp. of Taiwan, which manufacturs sapphire-based wafer ingots, the material for making LED epitaxy wafers. After acquiring Alpha, Hon Hai can equip itself with integrated capability for LED lighting manufacturing. The company now has LED packaging and lighting module affiliates.
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LED Orders for LED TVs Tightening Supply for Other Applications; Ultra High Brightness LED Chips in Short Supply

According to the industry research institute LEDinside, total revenue of Taiwan’s listed LED manufacturers in April, 2009 was NT$5.361 billion, growing by 9.1% (YoY -13.4%) comparing with March, 2009. The total April revenue of LED chip manufacturers was NT$2.089 billion, up by 4.4% than a month earlier; and the revenue for LED packagers was NT$3.27 billion, growing by 12.4%comparing with March.  
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Formosa Epitaxy Plans to Set Up a Semiconductor Lighting Plant in Shandong

It’s reported that Taiwan LED wafer and chip manufacturer Formosa Epitaxy plans to establish a big-sized semiconductor lighting plant in Rushan, Shandong, east China. Chien Fen-ren, chairman of Formosa Epitaxy, disclosed that the Taiwan company is projected to invest USD 150 million in the coming firm, which will be mainly engaged in the R&D, manufacture, and sales of LED epitaxial wafers, chips, and related innovative electrics products. By now, the coming firm has been registered.
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Cree Q209 Revenue Increased 24% year-over-year to $148 Million

Cree, Inc. announced revenue of $147.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2009, ended Dec. 28, 2008. This represents a 24% increase compared to revenue of $119.0 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 and a 5% increase compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2009. Revenue included $5.6 million in patent licensing fees which were not factored into previously announced targets.
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Rubicon Focuses on Shift to Larger Diameter Sapphire Substrates

It’s reported that Raja Parvez, CEO of Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products, discussed the importance of the shift in the LED industry to larger diameter sapphire substrates in order to speed adoption of LEDs into high volume, high performance, green applications such as commercial lighting and large area display backlighting units.
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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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