China Government Issues Subsidies to LED Companies

Chinese LED companies including chip makers Sanan Optoelectronics and HC Semitek and LED packager MLS reported that they have received subsidies from the government. (Image: Pixabay) Sanan Semiconductor, the subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics announced that it has received RMB 200 million (US$28.15 million) from local government based on the agreement of investment collaboration. The company was just granted RMB 143 million (US$ 20.13 million) last week for equipment purchase. The government of Yiwu, Zhejiang is issuing two subsidies to the second...
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GCS Holdings Cancels Partnership with Sanan and Turns to Epistar for RF and Optoelectronic Component Development

Semiconductor wafer foundry GCS Holding revealed that it has withdrawn the joint venture plan with Sanan Optoelectronics and turned to Epistar to work together on RFIT and optoelectronic components. Considering the current global market uncertainty, GCS’s board of directors decided to stop collaboration with Sanan and build partnership with Epsitar’s subsidiary to meet the growing production demands in China. GCS and Epistar set up New Epi-Sky targeting RFID and optoelectronic components. (Image: Pixabay) Sanan and Epistar both began the...
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Sanan Optoelectronics Granted Government Subsidy with Its Micro LED Project

Chinese LED chip producer Sanan Optoelectronics reported that the company has received subsidies from the local government for its Micro LED project which started this year based on the company’s RMB 12 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) investment in Hubei Province, China. The company received a subsidy of RMB 66 million (US$ 9.43 million) on December 24, 2019, according to the agreement signed by Sanan and the local government. Sanan announced that investment plan for building a development center for Micro LED and Mini LED wafer and chip production in ...
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Sanan Reportedly to Begin 6-inch Micro LED Wafer Production

Earlier this year, the largest LED chip provider in China, Sanan Optoelectronics announced that its Micro LED and Mini LED chip production lines are under construction. And now the company reportedly begins the production of 6-inch Micro LED wafer in the four quarter of 2019, according to Digitimes. Sanan was said to have developed Micro LED chips of 10*20 µm and is aiming to further shrink the chip size in 2020, providing testing data and samples to its clients. Production of 6-inch wafer is a critical move for Micro LED cost reduction as currently ...
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Strategies of Global LED Manufacturers during Challenging Time in the Industry [Part 2]

Facing the difficulties in the industry, global LED companies developed their strategies trying to keep their business prospering. LEDinside analyzed the different approaches of worldwide LED manufacturers. For Taiwanese LED manufacturers, Micro LED and Mini LED technologies have directed them into a new field where they have a better chance to rival with competitors from China and Korea. Korean and Japanese LED suppliers, on the other hand, target niche products for novel applications such as UV LEDs and LEDs with wavelengths that are similar to natu...
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Sanan Commences Micro/Mini LED Chip Production Line Construction

In April, China’s Sanan Optoelectronics announced its plan to increase investment in Micro LED and Mini LED wafer production in Hubei, China. The company kicked off the project construction on July 29th. Sanan plans to invest CNY 12 billion (US$ 1.74 billion) in the Micro/Mini LED project which the production and R&D area will take about 478 thousand square meters. The company said that the new center will focus on GaN wafer and GaAs wafer of Micro/Mini LED and package products for 4K display. The location of the constructing site i...
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China’s Sanan Optoelectronics Removed from US Red-flad List but Trade War Impacts of on the LED Industry Might Go on

China’s biggest LED chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics was removed from the red-flag list of “unverified” entities by the U.S. last week along with other seven Chinese companies. On April 10th, 2019, the U.S. Commerce Department added 37 Chinese companies and research organizations including Sanan Optoelectronics to a red-flag list of “unverified” entities and warned that companies in the U.S. should be caution when dealing with the listed organizations. After the list came to effect, semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials h...
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Micro LED Progress Updates from Worldwide Companies for 2019 – Asia

The development of Micro LED display technology has further materialized in 2019 in the form of more solid applications presented in big trade shows. Micro LED products demonstrations marked the intensified collaboration between industry players in the supply chain across the world. Researchers, chip makers, panel producers, equipment providers and application device developers have intensified their cooperation to accelerate Micro LED technology progress. Since the beginning of 2019, many companies have announced their Micro LED progresses and plans. Follow the update...
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China’s Sanan Invests 12 Billion CNY in Micro LED and Mini LED Wafer and Chip Development

Sanan Optoelectronics announced a CNY 120 billion (US$ 1.78 billion) investment agreement with Hubei Province on April 25, 2019 for Micro LED and Mini LED wafer and chip development and production. According to the agreement, Sanan will increase investment of III-V compound semiconductors for Micro LED and Mini LED wafer and chip production. (Image: Samsung) In September 2018, Sanan was said that it will build the first production line for Micro LED wafers and chips in 2019. The Chinese company has also worked closely with Samsung in Micr...
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Applied Materials and Sanan Optoelectronics Resume Partnership

Applied Materials has resumed its delivery and services to Sanan Optoelectronics after a business halt since Sanan named in the red-flag list of “unverified” entities by the U.S. government, reported China Securities Journal, a media under Xinhua News Agency, on April 22. Sanan Optoelectronics was one of the 37 Chinese companies and schools added by the U.S. Commerce Department in a red-flag list of unverified entities on April 10. The U.S. government suggested that U.S. companies should treat companies on the list with caution and trading with tho...
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Applied Materials’ Business Halt Has Limited Impact on Sanan Optoelectronics, Says Sanan

After China’s biggest LED chip manufacturer Sanan Optoelectronics was named in the red-flag list of “unverified” entities last week, American top chip equipment supplier Applied Materials reportedly stopped business with Sanan “immediately.” The response of Sanan Optoelectronics noted that Applied Materials as an equipment provider has limited impact on Sanan’s business operation since the US company is not an exclusive equipment provider for the chip maker. Sanan said that it can also purchase equipment from other Chinese supplier ...
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Applied Materials Pauses Business with Chinese LED Chip Maker Named on the US Red-flag List

US-based semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials has halted deliveries and services to Chinese companies including San’an Optoelectronics that were named in a red-flag list of “unverified” entities announced by the U.S. Commerce Department on April 10, 2019, reported Nikkei Asian Review. The U.S. Commerce Department added 37 Chinese companies and schools to a red-flag list of “unverified” entities, noting that U.S. companies should treat the listed organizations with caution. San’an Optoelectronics, the biggest LED...
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【Photonics West 2019】The Market Potential of Deep UV LED Application Developments

Photonics West 2019 is the largest photonics exhibition in the world with the most centralized visitors. As an international photonics industry event, Photonics West is annually held in San Francisco. During the show, deep UV LED, with its advantages of environmental friendly, long-lifetime, energy-saving, less heat loss and more, has attracted attention of visitors. The market of deep UV LED continues to expand as its product reliability and application demand increased. Nichia exhibited industrial laser and UV LED products at the show. The company’s ind...
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【CES 2019】The Competition between Micro LED and OLED Goes on

This year at CES, big names for TVs and displays have again geared up with their most attracting products to amaze visitors from all over the world. Large size TV with ultra-high resolution is taking over the market with the leading brands presenting 8K TV. Meanwhile, OLED and Micro LED are still two of the most noticeable display technologies at the show as Samsung revealed its latest Micro LED display and LG showcased the world’s first rollable OLED TV. Micro LED Displays: Samsung, PlayNitride and Sanan Optoelectronics Samsung’s ...
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Hydrofarm Partners with SANANBIO to Launch Horticulture LED Lighting Products

Hydroponic equipment supplier Hydrofarm Holdings Group has announced that the company has built an exclusive partnership with SANANBIO to launch PHOTOBIO Powered by SANANBIO, a horticulture LED product line, in the U.S. and Canada. SANANBIO develops innovative vertical growing systems and horticulture lighting solutions to ensure high quality and yield. With the collaboration, its product performance will be enhanced by Hydrofarm’s customer support, which includes professionally rendered lighting plans that help growers evaluate the needs...
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Sanan Optoelectronics to Set up Micro LED Capacity in 2019

Mini LED has entered the market with manufacturers continuously reporting the launch of new products with Mini LED applications in the past few months. Meanwhile, the industry does not intend to stop the progress of Micro LED development. Chinese LED chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will build its Micro LED epi-wafer and chip production, according to industry sources. 
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Samsung, San’an Opto Sign Agreement to Co-develop Micro LED Display

Chinese LED behemoth San’an Optoelectronics today issued a document announcing that it will team up with Samsung to Co-develop Micro LED displays.
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LEDinside: Why Can San’an Optoelectronics Make Great Profits?

San’an Optoelectronics, undoubtedly, earns the most in LED industry. Both its gross profit ratio and net profit ratio are so high that San’an doesn't seem like a manufacturing company.
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Rising LED Penetration Rates Benefit Upstream and Downstream Manufacturers

The LED industry has entered into a period where penetration rate is rapidly increasing each quarter. Consumers continue to purchase traditional lighting products in large volumes, but distributors have begun reducing the proportion of products for sale. Manufacturers are facing saturated orders and rising lighting order visibility.
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San'an Opto Patent Strategies a Looming threat to Taiwanese Manufacturers Oversea Business

San’an Optoelectronics (San’an Opto) has big plans to become a force to be reckoned with both domestically and internationally. The company is expanding production capacity, releasing announcements one after another, according to a Money DJ report.
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San’an Opto Expands Production Capacity in Three China Subsidiaries

San’an Optoelectronics (San’an Opto) released their first quarter fiscal 2014 financial results on April 21, 2014. Production capacity expansion to their LED subsidiaries as well as increased production sales volume boosted operating revenue by 30.7 percent. Government subsidies received in 1Q14 increased non-operating revenue 130 percent YoY.
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San’an Opto and Nationstar Sign Three Year LED Chip Procurement Agreement

San’an Optoelectronics (San’an Opto) announced on April 16, 2014 that the company has signed a three year strategic agreement to sell LED chips to Foshan Nationstar (Nationstar). 
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Financial Analysts Weigh in on San’an Opto and Seoul Semiconductor Joint Venture

San’an Optoelectronics (San’an Opto) announced the joint venture with Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys (Viosys) on April 10th 2014. San’an Opto holds the largest share in the venture with 49 percent, investing around US $980,000. Seoul Semiconductor has a 25 percent share with US$ 500,000 investment, while Viosys holds 26 percent with a US$ 520,000 investment. The joint venture will cover areas including design, R&D, production, LED product sales, and provide related services. 
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San’an Enters into Joint Investment to Establish New LED Factory

The joint investment between San’an Optoelectronics and Yankon Lighting was announced on September 9th that the two companies will establish a development company for new illuminant and lighting R&D.  The joint venture between the two companies make use of the combined technology and market superiority to create a market pipe line for development of new LED illuminant and lighting products.
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Sanan Optoelectronics Expands LED Production Capacity with Veeco MOCVD Systems

Veeco announced on July 29 that Sanan Optoelectronics Co. Ltd., the biggest LED maker in China, has placed a multi-tool order for Veeco's TurboDisc MaxBright M Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems in the third quarter of 2013. The TurboDisc MaxBright M GaN MOCVD Multi-Reactor System is the industry's highest footprint efficiency MOCVD system designed to manufacture high quality, high brightness light emitting diodes. The multi-reactor systems will be used to ramp production of LEDs in their Xiamen, China fab for...
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Xiamen San'an Optoelectronics to Purchase MOCVD Equipments with 280 Million Yuan at Most to Expand LED Chip Production Lines

The board of directors of San'an Optoelectronics announced on the evening of June 18 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xiamen San'an Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd, intends to spend 280 million Yuan at most to purchase 20 units of international advanced single chamber machines or five units of four-chambers GaN MOCVD equipment and expand part of the LED chip production lines. In addition, the Xiamen municipal government and Xiamen Siming District government will offer subsidy to Xiamen San'an Optoelectronics for the purchase of 20 sets of MO...
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Sanan Optoelectronics Announces Its Plan to Double Production Capacity

It is an indisputable fact that LED market has gradually rebounded, but the relative excess of industry capacity is also an unavoidable reality. In the recent two weeks, the leading LED companies have introduced LED expansion plans, of course, Sanan Optoelectronics is no exception, it launched its plan on the evening of May 27 that it will raise funds about 3.3 billion Yuan to expand LED projects. According to its plan, if the program of Sanan Optoelectronics is implemented successfully, the production capacity of its new LED chip will be doubled. At present, San...
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