Lextar Reports 4Q and 2013 Full-Year Financial Results

Lextar Electronics Corp. (“Lextar” or the “Company) reported consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 of NT$ 3.32 billion (US$ 110 million) Consolidated gross margin was 10.1 percent, net profit for 4Q 2013 was NT$ 33 million. Consolidated revenue for full-year 2013 was NT$ 13.75 billion on year. Consolidated gross margin was 12.7 percent. Full-year net profit was NT$ 948 million. Earnings per share were NT$ 1.25.
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Philips 4Q13 Financial Results Show Soaring LED Sales

“The fourth quarter of 2013 was another good quarter for Philips, despite the challenging economic environment and ongoing currency headwinds. In the quarter, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle both delivered strong comparable sales growth of 8%. At Healthcare, comparable sales increased by 4%, while order intake declined 1% as a result of weak markets in US and Europe. The operational profitability of all sectors improved substantially, driven by good sales growth, gross margin expansion of 2 percentage points and the productivity gains, all coming from the Accelerate! program.
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Fairchild Semiconductor Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013

Fairchild Semiconductor a global supplier of power semiconductors, today announced results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013 ended December 29, 2013.  Fairchild reported fourth quarter sales of $341.1 million, down 6 percent from the prior quarter and up 2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012.
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Harvatek December Revenue Benefits from Reinvestment

LED package manufacturer Harvatek released their December 2013 revenue, which reached NT $499 million (US $16.7 million), growth of 7.98 percent from November and 66.8 percent from December 2012, making December the month with the highest revenue performance during the slack season. December and November had similar revenue, but December benefited from reinvestment in small to mid size backlight display manufacturer Honor Light Limited as well as injections from joint cooperation with driver IC manufacturer Macroblock which brought the company an additional NT $150 million.
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Everlight Maintained Good Performance Despite Typical Slack Season

Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Everlight released their December consolidated revenue which reached NT $2.26 billion (US $75.2 million), a slight growth from November revenue of NT $2.259 billion) and yearly growth of 36.75 percent. Revenue for all of 4Q13 was NT $6.76 billion, a quarterly dip of 3.28 percent but yearly growth of 33.46 percent. Although typically a slack season, 4Q13 showed unusually good performance. Revenue for the entire year was NT $24.7 billion, yearly growth of 29.58 percent.
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Everlight 4Q Revenue Dips Slightly, 1Q14 to Surpass 1Q13

Although 4Q is traditionally a low season for the LED industry, Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Everlight has benefitted from rising lighting demand. Europe and U.S. Christmas holiday sales opportunities will increase lighting industry performance, said Everlight chairman Yeh Yin-fu.
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LEDinside: LED Companies Focus on New Tech Developments During 4Q13

Korean manufacturers are still planning to increase direct-type LED TV shipment volumes, according to LEDinside, a research subsidiary of global research institute TrendForce. In addition, as Chinese Lunar New Year approaches in January, most LED manufacturers are working hard to release higher Price/Performance (P/P) products in 2014. In face of fierce competition and conventionally low season in 2014, companies are developing new flip chip LED and EMC package technologies to increase their competitiveness.
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HSBC Forecasts LED Industry to Moderately Decline in 4Q13

LED industries are entering traditional off season in 4Q. HSBC states in their most recent LED report that LED industry 3Q13 revenue was weak due to TV backlight demands being lower than expected.
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