Taiwan Delta Electronics’ LED Mass Production Plan in 2011

Reportedly, Taiwan Delta Electronics made a plan to roll out a total of 62 LED lighting products under 29 series and three intelligent control systems in 2011. Additionally, the company has been partnered with Epistar to develop 800-lumen, 8W warm-white LED light bulbs and intended to turn out these new products on a large scale as well as to sale in the first quarter of 2011.  ...
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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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Epistar continued to expand its capacity though issuing US$280 million ECBs

Recently, LED chipmaker Epistar decided to issue euro convertible bonds (ECBs) worth US$280 million, with using for paying back previous US dollar-based loans and for future equipment purchases. Epistar noted, although it’s said LED industry would display over supply in 2011, the company remained optimistic about the future potential LED market growth, and was ready for capacity expansion for future demand. In the LED lighting market, the company planed to expand its capacity to meet continuing growing demand.
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Epistar to Benefit from China’s New Clean Energy Promotion Campaign

China's central government held its first-ever open tender for LED products in November. 28 Chinese-funded companies have won the bid, and many of them have promised to use Epistar's crystalline grains, which means that Epistar grasped the opportunity to join the government-funded green light projects.
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Epistar、 Formosa and Everlight’s employee bonuses was expected to increase compared to 2009

The full-year revenues for Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar was expected to reach NT$20 billion in 2010, up 50% compared to 2009. And Net income for 2010 will range from NT$5.5-6 billion. Meanwhile, the company would take NT$800 million for the employee bonuses, and everyone would receive over NT$200,000 on average, with 3,700 employees. Also, Epistar planed to raise salaries by 8% on average.
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Epistar estimated LED lighting's market penetration would reach 20-30% in 2012

At the recent Beijing-Taiwan Science and Technology Forum held in Taichung, Taiwan, a leader of Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar said, if production cost of lighting-grade LED chips would fall to US$1/500lm in the next 2-3 years, LED lighting's market penetration would reach 20-30% in 2012.
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LED TV Becomes the Star Product of 2010 Electronics Industry

According to Mike Bryant, CTO of Future Horizons at the Industry Forecast Seminar 2010 in London, LED TVs is the star product of the electronics industry this year. Bryant’s opinion was mainly based on the picture quality of LED TVs which is far superior to traditional LCD TV.
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LED chipmaker revenues substantial growth would take place in March. Of 2011

LED chipmaker Epistar November revenues decreased to NT$1.663 billion (US$55.161 million), down 2.8% sequentially but up 26.4% from 2009. Revenues from January through November grew 60.16% on year to NT$18.327 million.
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Epistar Teamed up with China Electronics Corp

Taiwan LED chipmaker Epistar has teamed up with China Electronics Corp (CEC), one of China’s state-owned conglomerates, to set up a joint venture, aiming at tapping into an expected boom in demand for LEDs across the Strait.
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Epistar refuted setting up a new joint venture in china with Lumens and Hanso LCD

Recently, LED chipmaker Epistar thought those reports was a rumor, that Epistar, Lumens and backlight unit (BLU) maker Hansol LCD would set up a joint venture in eastern China, with 10 billion won (US$8.84 million), 30 billion won and 10 billion won investment respectively. Epistar spokesman Chang Shie-Shien noted that Epistar hadn』t known anything about the deal and nothing related to it was being discussed.
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Epistar and Formosa’ LED backlighting orders started to pick up in November

Taiwan LED chipmaker Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy, LED backlighting started to pick up in November 2010 and would increase in March 2011, with the vendors completing inventory adjustments. Epistar indicated that vendors had begun to order production with completing inventory adjustments, especially from Korea-based packaging houses.
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Epistar to Benefit from Its Reinvestment in Nan Ya Photonics

Taiwan LED chip Supplier Epistar has acquired a 40% stake in Nan Ya Photonics for NT$1 billion to support the reinvested company for the output expansion. According to Epistar`s president, M.J. Chou, the reinvestment will pay off in 2011, when Epistar can secure expanded supply of LED lightings through Nan Ya Photonics.
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Taiwan Epistar Makes a Breakthrough on HV White LED

Taiwan LED manufacturer Epistar has designed a High-Voltage (HV) chip that enables the cold white LED to reach 162 lm/W. The new HV-LED features less power consumption and higher wall plug efficiency because of its robust new high voltage chip design. The flexibility of voltage and current adjustment of HV-LED can simplify the LED package and circuit design so that its overall efficiency is enhanced.
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APT: Flip Chip Technologies Boost the High Power HB LED Market

LEDinside has recently conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Guowei Xiao, APT’s Managing Director, who explained why the price of APT’s high power HB LED chips goes against the price downtrend.
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Taiwan's LED Makers May Benefit from Tablet PC Backlight Market

As the ensuing demands for LED backlights, the world's first-tier manufacturers of brand computers have scheduled to tap into tablet PCs in the first quarter 2011, therefore Taiwan's industry executives predict it will create business for Taiwan's LED makers when the market for TV backlights started losing growth steam in the third quarter. According to Taiwan's industry executives, tablet PC backlights are particularly suitable for manufacturers specializing in small and medium backlights for uses in mobile phones and digital photo frames.
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Taiwan Delta Electronics Made a Contract with Osram for LED Light Bulbs

It’s reported that Taiwan Delta Electronics has made a contract with Osram for LED light bulbs using chipmaker Epistar `s high-voltage chip, a solution to making LED luminaires adaptable to household 110-220V power outlets.
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Epistar continues to expand LED-backlit TV market penetration

Recently, a leader of Epistar noted, LED-backlit TV market penetration would reach 40% in 2011 from 20% in 2010, and Epistar planed to ramp up capacity by 30% in 2011 after already raising its capacity by 30-40% in 2010. The leader pointed out that because of upstream material shortage, seasonal impacts, downstream LED TV customers adjusting inventory and in the process of transferring to newer models, 4Q10 may become a difficult time for LED backlight companies.
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Taiwan Epistar Predicts the Global Penetration Rate of LED-backlit TV Sets to Glow Double in 2011

According to Taiwan's largest LED chip maker Epistar President M.J. Jou's report on the sidelines of the LED Forum 2010 in Taipei, the global penetration rate of LED-backlit TV sets will likely double to 40 percent in 2011, but it expected Q4 of 2010 to remain slow. Jou also predicted that global shipments of LED TVs would grow in 2011 at twice the rate seen in 2010, but he did not offer specific figures.
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Epistar and Formosa net profits for 3Q achieved NT$1.9 billion and NT$446 million, respectively

In 3Q10, Epistar's consolidated revenues reached NT$5.68 billion, up 8.3% sequentially. Gross margin was 40.7%, up from 39% in 2Q. Operating income was NT$1.7 billion with operating margin of 30%. Net profit was NT$1.9 billion up 12% sequentially. For the first three quarters of 2010, Epistar consolidated revenues totaled NT$15.9 billion, gross margin 39.5%, and operating income NT$4.63 billion with 29% operating margin. Net profits were NT$4.6 billion with an EPS of NT$5.81.
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Epistar Partnered with China Electronics to Build Epistar-CEC venture

Taiwan-based LED maker Epistar has partnered with China Electronics Corp. (CEC) to build a joint venture, which will bring in a large number of MOCVD chambers, and concentrate on production of epitaxial wafers, chips, light sources and lighting products in southern China. It's reported that each company will hold a 45% stake in the joint venture, leaving the remaining 10% to another partner.
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Epistar Places Multi-Tool Order for Veeco MOCVD Systems

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), has announced that Epistar Corporation, headquartered in Taiwan, placed a multi-tool order for Veeco's TurboDisc(R) K465i(TM) gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems for high volume light emitting diode (LED) production.
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Epistar developed 168 lm/W for red-emitting AlGaInP LED chips

LED chip maker Epistar had successfully developed a record efficacy of 168 lm/W for red-emitting AlGaInP LED chips in their lab. The small-area LED chips measure 14x14 mil (0.36 x 0.36 mm), and have an efficacy of 180 lm/W at 6mA. The red LED chips have a horizontal structure to satisfy chip-on-board (COB) packages for lighting applications which require multiple chips mounted in series on non-conductive substrates.
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Epistar Teams up with China Electronics in a joint venture

Taiwan's No.1 LED chipmaker Epistar has intended to team up with China Electronics Corp. (CEC) to build a joint venture.The investment is achieved to US$70 million by Epistar, and it's considered to be Epistar's biggest investment case in the mainland in recent years.
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Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill Concludes Joint Venture Agreement to Develop, Manufacture, and Market LEDs in Taiwan

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Epistar Corporation, and Twin Hill Co., Ltd., a sales agent for Toyoda Gosei, have formally agreed to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market light emitting diodes (LEDs).
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Epistar made an agreement with Toyoda on LED cross license

Epistar has become the only Taiwan company, which gets the cross license from Toyoda Gosei .The two companies has made an agreement that both Epistar and Toyoda Gosei(including subsidiaries) can use each other's patents for specific technologies in Group III-V compound semiconductor LEDs, which include InGaN LEDs and AlGaInP LEDs.
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Taiwan's LED chip maker Huga cooperates with Epistar

Taiwan's LED chip maker Huga's largest shareholder Epistar (with a 46% equity interest) has taken three seats on Huga board. According to Huga, it will expand its MOCVD equipment to a total of 60 sets at the end of 2010 and to 80 sets in 2011, and will adjust TV backlighting products to 10% of its total shipments at the end of the year and over 20% in 2011. High-brightness LED products currently represent 70-80% of Huga's revenues.
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Epistar developed a new HV LED chip

Taiwan's LED chip maker Epistar recently has developed a high-Voltage (HV) LED chip , which enables 135lm/W white LED at 1W and color temperature of 5000 K operation. Package of HV LED chips are available in general lighting and any applications for high-efficacy white light.
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Epistar published gross margin target in Q310

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar reported that the company's final target in Q3 of 2010 gross margin would keep at 35%,in spite of a demand slowdown from the LED-backlit TV segment. According to the company, the revenues of September would impair because it planed to adjust its shipment mix facing the slide forms. And Epistar hoped the share of blue LED capacity into September could reach 100% and red LEDs reach about 75~85%.
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Epistar Ships HV LED to GE, Philips, Osram and IKEA

Taiwan’s No.1 LED chipmaker Epistar Inc. has begun shipping its high-voltage (HV) chips to General Electric (GE), Philips, Osram and IKEA.
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