2018-05-03

Osram Accelerates Its Technological Shift and Explores Future Markets

“The first half of the fiscal year was challenging due to various factors. However, the long-term growth trend remains intact, while the reorganization and the technological shift are continuing,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2018-05-02

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves USD 263 Million Revenues for 1Q18 Due to Strong Automotive Lighting Sales

Seoul Semiconductor on April 30 announced consolidated first-quarter revenues of Korean won (KrW) 283.0 billion (USD 263 million). The rise in consolidated revenue came from strong sales in general lighting, especially from the automotive lighting segment and strength across all application segments, with the IT division delivering high single digit growth YoY. The results fall within the company’s guided KrW 270 billion and KrW 290 billion for the quarter.
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2018-04-30

MLS Marches into Automotive Lighting Market

Major Chinese LED package supplier MLS teams up with Taiwanese auto lamp manufacturers to develop automotive lighting. Targets of its early stage development are aftermarkets of rear lamp and turn signal in Taiwan.
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2018-04-15

Epistar, Lextar Expect Revenue Lifts with the Launch of Mini LED in 2H18

Taiwan LED manufacturers recently announce their first-quarter revenues. The revenues of Epistar and Lextar both declined more than 10% YoY. In 2H18, these two companies will launch new Mini LED products, which might help increase their revenues.
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2018-04-13

Tesla LED Light Sources Supplier to be Listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange

Taiwan-based auto lamp modules and components manufacturer Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) on April 10 announced to go public on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on May 9.
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2018-04-08

BRIGHTEK Showcased a Full Series of Automotive Lighting Solutions, Aiming to Expand Automotive LED Product Lines

As a Taiwan enterprise integrating LED R&D, production and sales as one, BRIGHTEK has focused on automotive LED market for many years. It exhibited a full series of automotive LED products and solutions at Shanghai ALE 2018 during March 28 to March 29. In the meantime, LEDinside had the opportunity to interview Zhong Xunhui, the special assistant of general manager in BRIGHTEK, who kindly shared BRIGHTEK’s development trend and plan in automotive LED market.
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2018-04-05

Light and Building 2018: A Deeper Look into Upstream LED Manufacturers II

EVERLIGHT demonstrated monochromatic light LEDs that are widely applied for horticulture lighting. It developed a special series of products based on monochromatic light wavelength to cover PAR 450-745 nm from high to low power with SHWO 3535-ELB, 3030-ELB and 2835-ELB.
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2018-04-04

Light and Building 2018: A Deeper Look into Upstream LED Manufacturers

Highlights of Lextar for this year are high-power LED modules, LEDs for slim luminaire, and IR sensor modules. In particular, the new IR sensor modules were showcased for the first time. They feature 3D image recognition and can be used in 3D cameras. In addition to that, the company also showcased its automotive LEDs.
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2018-04-03

Osram and Continental Sign Joint Venture Contract

The technology companies Osram and Continental have successfully concluded their negotiations on the Osram Continental GmbH joint venture.
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2018-03-14

High-tech LEDs from Osram in the front headlights of the new Audi A8

Ingolstadt car manufacturer Audi uses the expertise of Osram Opto Semiconductors in the front lighting of its new flagship. The Oslon Compact PL for adaptive front lighting has been installed in the Audi A8 for the first time. The Oslon Black Flat S in its 3-chip version provides an extended beam range. In addition, the tried and tested Topled is used in the sedan’s daytime running lights.
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2018-03-09

LITE-ON Technology Anticipates Demand for LED Components to Grow

LITE-ON Technology today reported February consolidated revenue of NT$13.04 billion, decreased 21% M-o-M and 19% Y/Y, mainly impacted by the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday shutdown. Cumulative sales for January and February totaled NT$29.54 billion.
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2018-03-08

Brightek Invites You To Visit 2018 Shanghai Auto Lamp Exhibition

Brightek will exhibit on Shanghai Auto Lamp Exhibition at Booth T231 from March 28th to March 29th, displaying a variety of automotive LEDs with newly-launched products on site. 
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2018-02-07

Osram Continues Growth and Increases Investments in Its Future

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, Osram continued to grow while increasing capital expenditure. "We had a solid first quarter. Despite the significant headwind from currency effects, we managed to generate further growth while maintaining high margins. From the current perspective, we expect to gain momentum in the second half of the fiscal year," said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2018-01-30

EVERLIGHT Announces Big Push into IR LED and Plans to Mass Produce Mini LED in 3Q18

Last year, Taiwanese LED packaging company EVERLIGHT registered a lukewarm annual earnings with a YoY decline of 6.6%. In face of looming threats from Chinese competitors, EVERLIGHT adjusts its product mix in hope to push up its revenue in 2018.
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2018-01-18

LITE-ON Technology Reports Consolidated December Sales of NT$18.02 Billion

LITE-ON Technology reported December consolidated revenue of NT$18.02 billion, decreased 3% M-o-M and 16% Y-o-Y. Cumulative sales for the entire year of 2017 reached NT$ 214.57 billion supported by stable end-demand from core businesses.
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2017-12-28

LITE-ON Technology Reports Consolidated November Sales of NT$18.53 Billion

LITE-ON Technology reported November consolidated revenue of NT$18.53 billion, up 5% M-o-M and decreased 13% Y-o-Y. Cumulative sales for January and November totaled NT$ 196.55 billion supported by stable end-demand from core businesses.
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2017-12-22

New Osram LED for Headlights on All vehicle Classes

Osram Opto Semiconductors has added the new Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector. The LED is particularly suitable for use in vehicle headlights.
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2017-12-21

Osram is Driving the Future of Automotive Technology at CES

“At Osram, we recognize the impact that light, in both visible and invisible forms, can have on quality of life, and we strive to incorporate the benefits of light into a wide variety of technologies and applications to make everyday life safer, smarter and more enjoyable,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2017-12-20

Osram Spotlights LED and Laser Solutions in Rinspeed’s Latest Concept Vehicle

Osram Opto Semiconductors is the exclusive lighting partner for automobile manufacturer Rinspeed’s Snap concept car. The Swiss-based think tank created Snap for a future defined by autonomous driving and urbanization. The autonomous concept vehicle, which features many of Osram’s LED, laser and optoelectronic sensing solutions from the ultraviolet (UV) and visible to infrared spectrum, will be launched at the 2018 CES Show in Las Vegas.
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2017-12-19

Micro LED Startup Rohinni Seeks More Investments in 2018

Among lots of companies developing Micro/ Mini LED, an Idaho-based startup is looking to use its products in a totally different segment. Rohinni, first exposed in 2014, has been developing Micro LED for keyboard backlighting and automotive lighting.
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2017-12-13

Epistar Business Plan for 2018 Focuses on Five Applications

Taiwan-based LED chip manufacturer Epistar announced its business plan for 2018 will be around five cores—backlighting, high-end LED lighting, infrared application, automotive lighting, and innovative digital display. Ming-Chun Chou, General Manager of Epistar, stated the company will officially produce Mini LED in 2Q18 at the earliest.
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2017-11-07

Continental and Osram Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Technology companies Continental and Osram announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. 
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2017-11-07

Strong Fiscal Year Lays the Foundation for Further Growth at Osram

In the last fiscal year, Osram benefited from persistently strong demand for its high-tech products, and particularly its opto-semiconductors. On a comparable basis, revenue rose by just over 8 percent year on year to reach more than four billion Euro.
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2017-10-31

Honglitronic, Epistar Team Up to Innovate Automotive Lighting Applications

Chinese LED packager Honglitronic has been devoted to the development of products for automotive lighting. It lately collaborated with Taiwan-based LED chip giant Epistar to form a strategic alliance, aiming to harness resources from both sides to develop automotive lighting products. 
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2017-10-27

SYLVANIA Automotive Goes All LED at AAPEX 2017

SYLVANIA Automotive will debut its new LED low-beam line at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2017-10-26

Varroc Lighting Systems' New Surface-LED Technology Advances In Headlamp Design And Efficiency

Varroc Lighting Systems has introduced Surface-LED, its latest innovation in exterior vehicle lighting systems, which brings together the appearance of OLEDs with the proven benefits of LED light sources. This cost-effective and reliable product will give OEMs more freedom to innovate in the design and functionality of exterior lighting than ever before.
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2017-10-25

Epileds Reports Tepid 3Q17 Financial Results

Taiwan-based LED epi-wafer and chip manufacturer Epileds registered a lower revenue in 3Q17 than that in 2Q17 and the revenue fell from a year ago because of seasonality and factory relocation. Epileds is predicted to continue moving factories and purchase infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED machines in 4Q17. Epileds will mainly buy used machines and modify them by itself. The revenue in 4Q17 is estimated to be similar to that in 3Q17. Epileds' annual revenue is projected to stay flat, but gross margin will improve, and profit will possibly bounce back. 
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2017-10-24

Samsung Electronics Partners with TÜV SÜD to Introduce Collaborative Testing Program for its Automotive LED Components

Samsung Electronics, a Korean company specializing in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony was held earlier today at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea Ltd. in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program.
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2017-10-24

Toshiba Introduces New, Compact N-Channel Power MOSFETs for Load Switching in Industrial, Automotive and Lighting Applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced the expansion of its lineup of automotive N-channel power MOSFETs with the addition of the 60V SSM3K341R and the 100V SSM3K361R. 
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2017-10-20

Osram Inaugurates New Kulim 6-inch LED Chip Fab

Osram Licht AG announced to start the operation of its new LED chip factory in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia on October 23. The company claimed the new plant will be the world’s largest and most advanced 6-inch LED chip plant after the final stage of the construction scheduled to be finished in 2020.
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Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE

Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE