2012-10-09

Taiwan’s China Electric to Export LED Lighting to Southeast Asia

Taiwanese lighting equipment maker, China Electric Manufacturing Corporation, has intended to export LED lighting to Southeast Asia starting this fourth quarter. The company says it has been mainly promoting exports of LED bulbs, LED tubes, and T5 lights to Southeast Asia. There is ample business potential in Southeast Asia seeing the LED lighting penetration there is only 5% to 8%, with that in Taiwan to reach estimated 30% to 40% in 2012, and even higher rates in Japan, the United States, and Europe....
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2012-10-08

TESS offers 10W 800lm Omni-directional LED Bulb with MSRP US$11.9+ to Celebrate Happy 5th Anniversary

Taiwan LED lighting leading brand TESS (Top Energy Saving System) is going to celebrate its 5th anniversary, in order to reward the customers by supporting TESS for years, TESS offers 10W 800lm Omni-directional LED Bulb with MSRP US$11.9+. Keep providing LED lighting products into market for environmental protection and energy saving is our mission. TESS LED Bulb is 100% made in Taiwan. As TESS core competence is innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, the spec of TESS 10W 800lm Omni-directional LED Bulb is competitive com...
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2012-10-08

Taiwan Ministry Plans to Put Forward LED Light Bulb Subsidies

Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs is studying the feasibility of subsidizing households which replace fluorescent lighting and incandescent lights with LED light bulbs, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Francis Liang made the remark on the sidelines of an investment forum in Taipei, after local media reported earlier that the ministry is planning to spend about US$34 million on a new green energy subsidy program, citing Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-shiang.Liang did not disclose the details of the subsidy program. On last Thursday, Shih said that the min...
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2012-10-08

Epistar Estimates 2013 will Remain a Tough Year for LED Industry

B.J. Lee, chairman of Epistar,at a shareholders’ conference held late September, estimated 2013 would remain a tough year for the LED industry as a whole, constraining the manufacturers’ revenue climbing at least until 2014. He projected most of the manufacturers to maintain 2013 revenues at their 2012 levels at the best. Overcapacity still haunts LED backlight suppliers Lee felt that overcapacity will still haunt LED backlight suppliers into 2013, at which time he estimated LED penetration on backlight market would hit peak. LED’s lighting ...
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2012-10-08

TILS 2013:Ledionopto Lighting Launches 17W LED Cylinder Series

As the increasing demand of the lighting source in commercial application, the design of the lighting fixture focuses not only on outer shape but on “Energy-Saving” and “Eco-Friendly”. Ledionopto has been dedicating to creating eco-friendly products and the innovative design of the Solid-State Lighting products since establishing. Our Research and Development department continues to developing new LED lighting fixture with the experience of “Thermal”, “Optical”, “Electrical”, and “Mechanical”. In this...
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2012-10-08

Taiwan LED Makers Move to Deploy Operations in China’s LED Lighting Market

Taiwanese LED makers have hailed huge growth potential for LED lightings, as the Chinese government banning imports and sales of 100W-and-above incandescent lamps in the country starting on October 1, 2012. According to official statistics, China’s attempts to impose restrictions on use of incandescent lamps make sense, given the fact that such comparatively inefficient lightings consumed 12% of the total electricity used for general lighting in the country in 2010, when domestic sales and output totaled 1.07 billion and 3.85 billion units, respectively. Chinese officia...
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2012-10-08

Taiwan Finances Second Phase of Street Lighting Project in St Kitts

Taiwan Government has handed over financing for the second phase of a street lighting project on highways in St Kitts.   The next phase of the project will install 120 solar-powered lights on the main road near the Newton Ground Agro-tourism Demonstration Farm, according to Taiwanese Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis Miguel Tsao. “The first phase grid-powered LED street light project is one that demonstrates the seriousness with which the government of St Kitts and Nevis promotes green energy — higher energy efficiency and lower carbon-dioxide emi...
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2012-10-01

ALT's Asteria MR16 Wins 2012 Good Design Award

The Taiwan LED lighting manufacturer Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT) has won the 2012 Good Design Award with its Asteria MR16—an achievement that makes ALT stand out from more than 3000 competitors, making it one of the rare few Taiwan-based LED manufacturers that has managed this feat. ALT has become the first LED lighting manufacturer in Asia to acquire several of the top design awards—IF Design, M-Technology, and RedDot—in the world.
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2012-09-27

BOE and Formosa Epitaxy Involve Stock Investment

Taiwan Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) is reported to sign a deal to form an alliance with BOE Co., Ltd. by allowing BOE to hold part of its stocks. The company chooses FOREPI as its partner based on the Taiwanese company’s quality and past cooperation with LCD makers Chimei Innolux Corp. and Samsung. It comes on the heel of San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., mainland China LED chipmaker, which is reported to invest in Genesis Photonics Inc. According to Industry executives, BOE has branched out into LED lighting from TV m...
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2012-09-26

GlacialLight Expands Its Dimmable LED Down Light Series with GL-DL08DA

- A Low Power Consuming, Dimmable 8” Down Light is Added to the Capella Series - GlacialLight, a division of the experienced technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc., today announces the expansion of the dimmable LED down light Capella series, GL-DL08DA. This high‐performance 8” down light series only consumes 18W and comes with a 3 in 1 (1-10V/PWM/Resistor) dimmable driver allowing the lighting to be adjusted to fit the preferred lighting scenario. The GL-DL08DA, in the same fashion as the rest of the Capella Series, is a lightweig...
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2012-09-24

Anti-Japan Sentiment in China Results in Taiwan’s LED Manufacturers’ Booming Revenues

Taiwan’s LED industry has benefited from simmering anti-Japan sentiment in China, due to nationalization of the Diaoyutai islet. Formosa Epitaxy Incorporation (FOREPI) and Epistar to see booming revenues in September, because many LED-related orders diverted from Japan to Taiwan. According to insiders, rising sales of color TVs in China drive demand for LED-backlit chips; while anti-Japan there has moved many Chinese LED TV factories and system providers to transfer chip orders from Nichia to Taiwan’s Epistar, FOREPI, Unity Opto ...
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2012-09-24

Hon Hai to Set up New Manufacturing Base in Brazil

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. , from Taiwan, has finalized its grand investment project in Brazil, under a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Sao Paulo. The investment project is designed to pour a total of 1 billion Brazilian real dollars into setting up a manufacturing base covering an area of one million square meters to turn out electronic parts, broadband equipment, digital cameras, touch panels, LEDs and printed circuited boards in the Itu, a city on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. The manufacturing base is scheduled to roll in 2014 and...
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2012-09-21

Edison Opto Launches the High lm/$, High CRI and High Light Extraction Efficiency Product-ET-3535 Series

Edison Opto, a Taiwanese leading lighting manufacturer in high power LED market, has successively introduced many high power LED products which fit the market demand and environment protection. Edison Opto participates in many international exhibitions actively to showcase the latest LED products and the applications of Edison LDMS plan (Lighting Design Manufacturing Service). To maintain the leading position in the market, Edison Opto has recently introduced ET-3535 Series and broken the record for high cost-performance ratio products. Featuring excellen...
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2012-09-20

GlacialLight Exhibiting at Light Middle East 2012

GlacialLight, a sub-division of the experienced technology maker GlacialTech Inc., extends an invitation to all business and media partners around the world to attend their display (Booth #LT715, Hall 4) at Light Middle East, to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai from October 1-3, 2012.   Date: October 1-3, 2012. Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Booth #: LT715, Hall 4 GlacialLight will also be featuring their newly released LED flood light series using Philips Lumileds LED chips, Arcturus GL-Baylight series, Pollux ...
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2012-09-18

GlacialLight Introduces 58 Watt LED Panel Light with Dimmable Driver – GL-PL0312D

- Long Life LED Panel Light for Indoor Dimmable Applications - GlacialLight , a division of the experienced global technology manufacturer, GlacialTech Inc., has launched the GL-PL0312D LED Panel Light with a dimmable driver, another outstanding addition to the popular GlacialLight's range of LED lighting products. This high efficiency 58W LED panel light has the dimensions of 295 x 1195 x 13mm, and is an ideal replacement for traditional lighting. Its key advantages are surprisingly low energy and maintenance costs, thanks to LED technology w...
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2012-09-17

Edison Opto will showcase the high efficiency and high cost-performance ratio products at the Light Middle East 2012

Edison Opto, a Taiwanese leading lighting manufacturer in high power LED market, has been enhancing their R&D capability since their establishment. This year, Edison Opto has introduced many high power LED products which fit the market demand and environment protection, such as EdiLex Spot Light Module (SLM) and EdiLex Linear Series Module which were showcased in many international exhibitions. At the Light Middle East 2012, Edison Opto will showcase the above-mentioned products and their debut appearance EdiPower II HS and Edixeon C Series produ...
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2012-09-14

Taiwan Lextar to Merge Wellypower

Lextar Electronics Corp. (“Lextar” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 3698) and Wellypower Optronics Co. Ltd. (“Wellypower”)(TAIEX: 3080) today announced that they have entered into an amalgamation agreement. The merger agreement was approved today by the Boards of Directors of both Lextar and Wellypower. The consolidation date of the merger is targeted for February 1st, 2013, at which time Wellypower will be absorbed into Lextar.  The merged entity will operate as Lexstar.  The swap ratio for Wellypower and Lextar is pla...
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2012-09-13

Mainland China Investment in Taiwan to Get More Own Controlling Stakes for key Industries

Taiwan government considers relaxing restrictions on the fourth-round Chinese investments. It may allow mainland Chinese investments in hotels and sports facilities and remove the investment ceiling forbidding Chinese investors to own controlling stakes in seven key industries, including semiconductor, IC assembly, FPD (flat-panel display) and components, metal-cutting tools, electronic and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, LED, and solar cell. The MOEA began to study the fourth round of liberalization for mainland Chinese investments in July. The highlight of th...
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2012-09-13

TESS omni-directional LED Bulb - My choice, My Lifestyle!

Since everyone discuss about energy saving, environmental protection and love for the earth, what can you do then? Taiwan LED lighting brand TESS (Top Energy Saving System) leads the trend of the world to unveil new omni-directional LED bulb which could save 80% electricity than incandescent bulb and it can save 45% electricity than energy saving light bulb. Compare to the energy saving light bulb, LED bulb does not contain mercury characteristics, so that it would not harm the earth. Streamlined lampshade design with white painted appearance makes TESS new omni...
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2012-09-13

Everlight Expects to Receive Bright Revenue in Q3

Everlight expects to see promising Q3 prospects in mainland China , with LED lighting projects to peak there. The firm posted US$ 52.56 million in August revenue, a two-year high, with Q3 operations expected to better the second one. An executive pointed out that 8% of corporate revenues in the first half came from LED lighting, with such figure to exceed 10% annually, and rising gross profit margin (GPM) in the second half also relying on LED lighting due mainly to predicted increasing shipments. The company has been ambitiously deploying cross-strait sales ch...
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2012-09-12

Chinese Chipmakers Show Interests in Taiwan LED Industry

Recently, enterprises from mainland China such as BOE Technology Group and San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. have privately inquired about corporate details of two Taiwanese LED chip makers, namely Formosa Epitaxy Incorporation (FOREPI) and Lextar, indicating an interest to invest in Taiwan’s LED industry after the lifting of maximum investment by Chinese investors. Chinese operators are interested in Taiwan’s LED epitaxy plants for their advanced technologies, according to institutional investors. Insiders say that the parent compan...
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2012-09-11

Philips Predicts Global LED Lighting’s Production Value to Reach US$66.67 B. by 2020

According to Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., the market scale of LED lighting system to reach US$66.67 Billion by 2020. J.S. Bo, general manager of Philips Taiwan, says LED lighting (not including LED epitaxy and assembly) accounts for 20% of corporate revenues from lighting, and is expected to grow in the second half, during which Philips supplies 10~15% of global LED lighting. Philips’s market share in LED lighting exceeds 20% worldwide, higher than the firm’s 15% share in traditional lighting. Philip’s industrial research sh...
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2012-09-10

Taiwan’s LED Makers Receive Brisk Sales in August

Taiwan LED makers Unity Opto, I-Chiun Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Leadlink, Lextar and Formosa Epitaxy seen to have brisk sales in August. Unity Opto, I-Chiun, and Leadlink saw sales hit new highs in July and are estimated to score another high in August in the regularly busy third quarter. According to industry executives, capacity utilization of Taiwan’s LED industry is still on the climb, leading to satisfactory earnings in the first half of 2012 at most of the island’s LED makers. They felt that these manufacturers would be more profit...
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2012-09-07

Everlight’s Earnings will Grow along with Shipments Increasing

Thanks to lighting product sales increasing sharply as a result of reduction of LED prices and increased acceptance of LED lamps by consumers, Everlight’s Q2 earnings jump twofolds QoQ. The company earned NT$0.55 per share in Q2, more than double the NT$0.2 per share it made the first quarter. In the first half of 2012, the company had total after-tax net income of NT$302 million (US$10 million at US$1: NT$30), dwindling 66% year on year. The earnings were diluted into NT$0.75 per share. The company’s spokesman, B.Y. Liu, estimated the com...
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2012-09-07

GlacialLight Introduces 12W Dimmable LED Down Light – GL-DL06D Series

- High Quality, Low Energy Consuming LED Lighting for Indoor Applications - GlacialLight, a division of the experienced technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc., today announced the new GL-DL06D LED down light series. This high‐performance 12 Watt LED down light comes with a dimmable driver allowing the lighting to be adjusted to fit the preferred lighting scenario. The GL-DL06D series is a lightweight all‐in‐one lighting solution combining the LED source with a slim, sleek, and fashionable circular fixture for ease of installation. Energy-effi...
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2012-09-06

Lextar Electronics Corp. Announces its “Photometric Laboratory” Listed with LM-79 and LM-80 Accreditation

Its LEDs Completed 6,000 Hours of LM-80 Testing on Its 3014 and 5630 Package   Lextar Electronics Corp. (“Lextar” or the “Company) (TAIEX: 3698) announces its “Photometric Laboratory” has been listed with LM-79 and LM-80 accreditation. This makes Lextar the first of any LED corporation in Taiwan to be awarded both accreditations and shows the company’s commitment to cultivating the LED industry. Additionally, Lextar’s 3014 and 5630 LED package have exceeded 6,000 hours of LM-80 testing, indicating the...
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2012-09-06

Taiwan’s LED Chipmakers Inundate in Contracts in spite of Undercutting Threat from Mainland China

Recently, LED chipmaker San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. from mainland China is attempting to lure customers away from Taiwan’s suppliers with fairly low price, however, contracts are still flooding to Taiwan’s LED chipmakers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy Inc. for Q3. San’an has risen quickly over the past two years to prominent position in the LED chip making sector by poaching engineers from Taiwan’s chipmakers, including Epistar and FPI. Although the mainland Chinese chipmaker has sent samples to Taiwan’s assemblers for v...
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2012-09-05

SemiLEDs Makes Changes in Its Senior Management

SemiLEDs has announced changes to its senior management team. After serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and director of SemiLEDs, Dr. Anh Chuong Tran has transitioned to the role of Chief Scientist. As the Chief Scientist of SemiLEDs, Dr. Tran will dedicate his time to SemiLEDs’ technology and product development efforts. The Board of Directors of SemiLEDs has appointed Mr. Trung T. Doan, currently the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, to the additional role of President. “Technology has always ...
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2012-09-05

Taiwan’s LED-lit TV Makers Benefit from Mainland Authorities’ Subsidization Programs

Benefiting from mainland China’s TV makers vigorously building up inventories for the upcoming high season, Taiwan’s LED makers Epistar, Unity Opto, Lextar, and I-Chiun Precision Industry Co., Ltd. have been inundated in contracts. The mainland’s top six color TV makers are energetically promoting LED-lit TVs in anticipation of lucrative demands from the mainland authorities’ subsidization programs, which are designed to further boost LED-lit TV penetration in the Chinese mainland to 80% from current 70%. Lextar increases product...
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2012-09-04

TESS offers 7W Omni-directional LED Bulb with MSRP US$9.9+

As environmental protection consciousness gains ground in the world, Taiwan LED lighting leading brand TESS (Top Energy Saving System) goes with the stream. In order to meet the market demand for LED bulbs and make the product more popular, TESS offers the best deal for 7W Omni-directional LED Bulb in worldwide market with MSRP US$9.9+.       This special program will expire within 1 month (starting 1st of Sept) with limited quantity 50K pcs TESS 7W Omni-Directional LED Bulb in MSRP US$9.9+. ...
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