2014-12-25

LEDinside: Scale of Ceiling Light Online Shopping to Reach 4.5 Billion RMB in 2014

The shipped amount of ceiling light in 2014 accounts for 38% of the total shipment value of all lights in China lighting E-commerce market, ranking first place with the highest shipments among all lighting products, according to the latest “2015 Chinese Lighting E-commerce Market Analysis” released by LEDinside, a research subsidiary of the Taipei-based market intelligence company TrendForce.
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2014-12-24

SemiLEDs Announces Definitive Common Stock Purchase Agreement

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced it has entered into a definitive common stock purchase agreement with Mr. XiaoQing Han, Chairman and CEO of Beijing XiaoQing Environmental Protection Group. Under the terms of this agreement, Mr. Han will acquire a 15% interest in SemiLEDs common stock at a purchase price of $1.00 per share for a total consideration of $5.0 million and will join the SemiLEDs Board of Directors upon closing of the transaction.
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2014-12-18

Honglitronic Ready to Mass Produce Automotive Headlights

Sources from the Honglitronic’s securities division indicated the company is set to mass produce automotive headlights targeting mainly oversea market clients, according to a news report from Chinese-language Grand Wisdom Finance.
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2014-12-18

San’an Opto Receives RMB 230 M Subsidy

San’an Opto was granted RMB 230 million (US $37.11 million) subsidy by Torch Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone Committee for 50 MOCVDs the company recently purchased, according to a news report from China Securities Journal.
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2014-12-18

Refond Receives RMB 4M Government Subsidy

Refond Optoelectronics announced that the company had received RMB 4 million (US $647,708) subsidy from China’s Ministry of Finance on December 16.
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2014-12-12

Two Chinese Men Sentenced for Defrauding RMB 220,000 Subsidy

Two Chinese men sentenced for swindled RMB 220,000 (US$ 35, 506) worth of state energy subsidy by faking LED lamps clients purchase records and forging public seals in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province of China, according to a news report from Straits Herald.
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2014-12-10

Nanyang City Adds Another 3,000 LED Streetlights

China’s Nanyang City Center will be installing another 3,000 LED streetlights in 2015, by then the city’s energy saving streetlights will reach 20,000 in total, according to a Nanyang Evening News report. Nanyang will become the first city in China with 20,000 streetlights.
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2014-12-09

Kingsun to Resume Trading on December 9

After a temporary trade suspension last week, Kingsun Optoelectronic released an announcement yesterday reporting the company had acquired 51% shares on three lighting companies and will resume trading today, according to a report of cnstock.com.
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2014-12-09

“Patent Trolls” Rampant in China’s LED Lighting Industry

Recently, 16 luminaire manufacturers in Zhongshan City in Guangdong Province were sued over patent infringements.Patent trolls have been rampant in the modern LED luminaire industry, affecting many manufacturers, and highlighting the Chinese LED industry’s lack of intellectual property rights awareness and other shortcomings. Patent trolls strange conduct has confused many manufacturers, and made them victims.
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2014-12-08

Chinese Couple Caught for Selling Fake Opple and Philips Luminaries

A couple was caught for selling inferior luminaries labeled with international brands via Taobao in Jiangsu Province, China.
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2014-12-08

Resourcefulness Key for SMEs to Survive in Competitive Chinese LED Market

Although, China’s luminaire industry reached a certain scale, most luminaire manufacturers are still SMEs. Under intense market competition, the industry is becoming increasingly polarized. For SMEs to succeed under immense pressure, manufacturers have to transit business models and raise product quality, production and profitability.
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2014-12-01

Asian LED Manufacturers Part Ways Over Uncertain Market Conditions

LED is a fast changing industry. Asian manufacturers have taken their own paths to confront the tide of change. Japanese manufacturers are actively seeking collaboration opportunities with Taiwanese manufacturers, while Korean LED manufacturer Samsung has gradually exited the global LED market. Chinese manufacturers on the other hand are expanding production capacity on the back of government support.
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2014-11-20

Panasonic Supports Smart Retail at CHINA SHOP 2014

Panasonic exhibited at the 16th China Chain Store Industry Conference and Exhibition (CHINA SHOP 2014), which was held from November 6-8 in Fuzhou City, the capital of Fujian Province. In a booth designed to resemble supermarkets and convenience stores, Panasonic introduced one-stop solutions for retail under the theme of "A smart, beautiful lifestyle with intelligent retail," aimed at the rapidly growing demand in China for safe and comfortable shopping environments.
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2014-11-14

LEDinside: China's November 11 Online Shopping Festival Promotes Lighting E-Commerce Sales

The emergence of online and mobile shopping in China has changed the distribution structure of many industries, including the lighting industry. Due to the popularity of LED lighting products on online shopping platforms, the LED lighting market scale could go up on a yearly basis. At the latest, the proportion of lighting products sold through online channels is expected to reach 30% in 2017, according to "2015 Chinese Lighting E-Commerce Market Analysis" released by LEDinside, a subsidiary of Trendforce.
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2014-11-07

Swedish LED Manufacturer Aluwave Establishes Production Site in China

Aluwave established a production site for its customized LED modules in China through a new company, Qingdao Aluwave Lighting Technology. The decision is based on the fact that several existing multinational customers with global operations have sought local deliveries to their assembly sites in China.
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2014-11-06

LEDinside: Global LED lighting market to reach US $25.7 billion in 2015

Nov 4, 2014 ---- The global LED lighting market will reach $25.7 billion dollars and its market penetration will increase to 31% in 2015 as the overall lighting market grows to $82.1 billion, according to a new report by LEDinside, a division of the Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce.
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2014-11-05

China’s Lighting E-Commerce Market Leaning Towards B2C

Increasing workforce wages and commercial real estate rental fees in main cities of China has led to the emergence of e-commerce, which has the upside of saving about 60% of operating cost. The importance o the E-commerce trend in China can no longer be ignored. In 2013, online shopping accounted to approximately US $300 billion of e-commerce market in China, and is estimated to reach US $445 billion this year. China’s lighting e-commerce business models are gradually shifting from Customer-to-Customer (C2C) to Business-to-Customer (B2C), according to Analyst Figo Wang of EnergyTrend, a division of global market intelligence firm Trendforce, while attending LEDforum 2014 held in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct. 24 2014.
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2014-10-31

LEDinside: China’s Lighting E-commerce Market to Become Largest LED Distribution Channel

The LED packaging industry’s value is anticipated to only rise an estimated 3.2% on-year in 2015, from this year's US$14.6 billion to US$15 billion, according to the latest “Global LED package Industry Report” released by LEDinside, a division of Taiwan based market intelligence firm TrendForce. “With growth in the LED package market slowing and competitive pressure coming from China, the LED industry will face some major challenges next year,” said Roger Chu, research director at LEDinside. 
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2014-10-14

Long Road Ahead for Chinese LED Manufacturers IPO Applications

Chinese LED manufacturers IPO applications remain a lengthy tedious procedure.
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2014-09-17

China Issues Three LED Luminaire Standards to be Effective in 2015

China’s Standardization Administration has issued three new LED luminaire standards.
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2014-09-17

China and US Patent Offices Grant IST LED Downlight Patents

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Limited, a leading British manufacturer of smart lighting solutions, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Chinese Patent Office have granted patents covering high efficiency LED luminaires for downlight applications.
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2014-09-12

LED Lighting Takes Off in China’s Second-tier Cities

Supported by favorable government policies China’s LED industry initiated a new round of financing during the first half of 2014, according to a Chinese-language report by Consumption Daily. Innovative technology and new products released by the LED lighting industry led to rising developments. Spurred on by strong demands throughout the supply chain, listed LED manufacturers reported high revenues. 
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2014-09-05

Cross-Strait LED Industry Cooperation Seminar Aims to Integrate the Best from Both Sides

The Cross-Strait LED industry cooperation seminar took place at Dayeh University in Changhua County, Taiwan on Sept. 4, 2014. Industry experts and academia from China and Taiwan attended the seminar.
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2014-09-04

Guangdong LED Industry Keeps Up High Growth Growth Rates and Acquisition Trends

The LED industry in Guangdong Province, China showed the most growth out of eight emerging industries in 2013, according to a Securities Times report.
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2014-08-22

China LED Exports to Russia Grow Exponentially in First Half of 2014

Intensified market competition in the Chinese market caused local manufacturers to turn their attention to emerging oversea markets. Russia has become a dark horse in China’s LED industry, quickly ascending to second largest export market status in less than one year. In 2013, the country could not even be found among China’s top five LED export markets.
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2014-08-22

China Starts Drafting LED Lighting Standards

The State Key Laboratory of Solid State Lighting (SKLSSL) under China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has recently set up a meeting to discuss publication of LED standards in Beijing, China. The organization has mainly been responsible for drafting semiconductor lighting specs.
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2014-08-21

China MOC: No Plans of Changing LED Tariffs

Taiwan and China’s LED markets have been affected by market rumors this morning of rising LED tariffs in China, with Chinese manufacturers in general reaping in profits, while neighboriing Taiwan manufacturers saw stock prices drop.The disruptive market rumor has proven to be false by a source from  China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC), according to a report from Chinese financial media NetEase.
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2014-08-21

LED Manufacturers Deny Rising Tariffs in China

Earlier this morning, LED stocks on Taiwan’s bourse riveted from market rumors surrounding China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) plans of raising LED tariffs, but LED manufacturers have refuted receiving any related government notices.
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2014-08-19

China’s Auto Standard Committee to Amend Automotive Signal Lighting Safety Standards

Recently, China’s National Technical Committee of Auto Standardization has announced plans of amending GB4785-2007 “Automotive and exterior signal lighting devices and safety standards.” This is the second draft, and once amendments are completed it will enter the phase of accepting public opinion.
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2014-06-10

China’s Government Subsidies Act as Double Edge Sword for LED Industry

This China-LED. Org report gives a comprehensive overview of policy developments in China and the impact these subsidies are having on the industry as a whole. The subsidies drive industry developments, but oversupply is still a big problem. Similar to earlier Chinese reports LEDinside have translated, this one also highlights lack of industry standards hinders industry development.
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

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