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Epistar, FOREPI Overcome Rivalry with Merger

By KEN LIU For years, intense competition prevented Epistar Corp. and Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) from joining as one. Ironically, the same reason is now bringing the two together. Epistar announced on June 30 an all-stock merger with FOREPI at swap ratio of one Epistar share for 3.448 FORE... Full Story

Published: 2014/07/15

Buyers Shop for Energy-saving Lamps at Spring HK Int'l Lighting Fair
Visitors from around the world look for efficiency and innovation in lighting products

By KEN LIU A total of 10,097 buyers from 112 countries and regions eagerly shopped for energy-saving lighting products, especially LED lamps, that were displayed by 1,081 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) 2014, which was held o... Full Story

Published: 2014/05/14

LED Lighting Industry Develops Rapidly in China's Coastal Provinces
Different provinces have varying advantages and stages of LED development

By JENNY WU The LED lighting industry is developing rapidly in mainland China, where it has already set up integrated supply chains encompassing substrate and epitaxy processing in the upstream sector, chip-making and packaging in the midstream sector, and system applications in the downstream s... Full Story

Published: 2014/05/07

Smart Lighting Challenges Industry to Embrace New Business Models
Information management and people-oriented design will be the make-or-break factors in the emerging market for smart lighting.

By MICHELLE HSU The increasingly close ties between lighting industries across the Taiwan Strait were in the spotlight at the Taipei International Lighting Show (TILS) held in late March this year. The show featured a special cross-strait lighting industry forum on life applications of emerging ... Full Story

Published: 2014/05/07

Everlight, Epistar Team Poised to Unseat Nichia as World's No.1 LED Maker

Chairman Robert Yeh of LED packager Everlight Electronics believes that the team made up of his company and chipmaker Episar Corp. is likely to dethrone Nichia Corp. soon as the world’s No.1 LED maker by revenue. Currently, the two companies are the world’s No.1 LED packager and chipmaker, respe... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/03

Avertronics Releases LED Greenhouses to Boost Revenue

Avertronics Inc., a leading manufacturer of wireless and cable-control module for lighting systems in Taiwan, recently announced plans to promote its LED-lit greenhouses this year as part of its diversification after branching out into smart lighting control system. Company general manager, Aust... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/25

Taiwan's LED Makers Report Mixed Biz Results for Jan. 2014

Revenues for this January showed unevenness among Taiwan’s LED makers, with some gaining and others losing from the previous month. Companies that posted gains include Lextar Electronics Corp., Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd., Genesis Photonics Inc., Edison Opto Corp., and Formosa Epitaxy I... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/24

Green Lights for Green Buildings
The trend towards eco-friendly building design is welcome news for both the earth and green product manufacturers

By MICHELLE HSU From typhoons and floods to global warming, Mother Nature is making her ire over ecological destruction felt with increasing intensity. Countries around the world are heeding the message with redoubled attention to environmental protection, increasingly in the form of green buildin... Full Story

Published: 2014/02/18

Taiwan's LED Industry Foresees Prosperous 2014

Robert Yeh, chairman of LED maker Everlight Electronic Co., Ltd., announced at the company’s Jan. 19 yearend banquet that its earnings for 2014 will be better than 2013’s estimate of NT$3.5 per share while projecting the company’s revenue for 2014 to rise 25% year on year. According to the LED ... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/28

Taiwan's LED Industry Regains World's Top Place With Unmatched Revenue

Taiwan regained the global lead as LED-components supplier in 2013 with estimated revenue of US$4.8 billion, up 5% from 2012’s US$4.6 billion, according to the nonprofit Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) of Taiwan. The association recently released its study of the glob... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/27

Taiwan's Top-2 LED Makers See 2013 Revenues Hit New Highs

Both Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and Epistar Corp. saw their 2013 revenue surge past the NT$20 billion (US$666.6 million) mark to hit new highs, with December revenues topping expectations. Everlight, the world’s No.1 LED packager by volume, had revenue of NT$24.6 billion (US$823 million) by... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/21

Taiwan LED Makers Ramp Up for a Strong 2014

Bright forecasts for the LED lighting market in 2014 have inspired LED makers LiteOn Technology Corp., Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., and Epistar Corp. to ramp up promotions of competitive products. According to market consultant LEDinside, an estimated 1.3 billion LED lamps will be shipped worl... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/15

LED Indsutry in Taiwan and China Swept by Restructuring in 2013

Looking back at the development of the LED industries in Taiwan and China throughout 2013, industry executives generally paint a picture of the Law of the Jungle, with restructuring taking the form of big players encroaching on territories of weaker competitors, similar players banding against prim... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/15

Unity Opto Issues Upbeat Outlook for 2014 LED Lighting Market

Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. Chairman Alpha Wu said recently at the company’s yearend banquet that the company’s revenue from LED lighting sales as a percentage of the company’s total revenue will double this year while the global LED market will surprisingly boom this and next year. In Janu... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/15

Taiwanese LED Bulb Makers Cut Prices to Boost Demand

With Cree cutting prices of its 60W and 40W replacement LED bulbs by at least 70% as of November 2013 from the same month of 2007, Taiwan’s LED bulb makers are struggling to follow suit to shore up shipment volume, sparking buzz that in 2014 household LED lamps will become major revenue generator f... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/09

LED Execs Predict Upbeat 2014 Market Amid Surging Orders to Taiwan's LED Makers

While the top executives of world’s five leading LED makers recently issued upbeat market forecast for 2014, several Taiwanese manufacturers in this line landed rush orders that will keep production humming throughout the first quarter of 2014. B.J. Lee, chairman of chipmaker Epistar Corp., pre... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/08

Chip Shortage in the West May Spell Windfall for Epistar

Lighting-fixture heavyweights in the United States and Europe searching for LED chips in Asia to offset inadequate in-house LED device productions are approaching Taiwanese maker Epistar Corp., the world’s No.1 blue-chip maker by quantity. Acuity, Cooper, Hubbell, and Philips together command h... Full Story

Published: 2014/01/06

Formosa Epitaxy Sees Bright Outlook for 2014

Formosa Epitaxy Inc. Chairman F.J. Jian feels that the LED industry as a whole will continue booming through 2014 and into 2015 after bottoming out in 2013, thanks mostly to surging demand for LED lighting. With this improvement, Jian expects his company--Taiwan’s No. 2 LED chipmaker--to turn fr... Full Story

Published: 2013/12/31

LED Bulb Shipment Forecast to Spike 68% YoY in 2014

Market consultant LEDinside projects global shipments of LED bulbs to soar 68% year on year to 1.32 billion units in 2014 in anticipation that LED bulbs to replace 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs will fall below US$10 apiece, to fuel higher consumption. Industry executives estimate market penetr... Full Story

Published: 2013/12/24

Taiwanese Lighting Executive Optimistic About the Industry's Future
C.F. Lin: Manufacturers need to form partnerships for mutual assistance

C.F. Lin, chairman of the Cross-Strait Lighting Committee of the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), recently brightened up a committee meeting by making such comments as “The lighting business is better in 2013 than in 2012”; “Almost every Taiwanese manufacturer in this line has gr... Full Story

Published: 2013/12/20

Temple of Light Creates New Domain for Lighting Applications
Through lighting design, the “Temple of Light” illuminates the harmonious beauty of a historic shrine

The “Temple of Light,” a result of collaboration between Tainan City Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Coretronic Culture and Arts Foundation (CCAF), formally lit up in mid-September, 2013 year after two years of planning and preparation. The Temple of Light is actually the historic ... Full Story

Published: 2013/12/20

Taiwan Excellence Pavilion Highlights Innovation and Design Aesthetics
Today, the emphasis has shifted to soft economic innovation to create momentum for Taiwan's new industrial development

Anyone traveling along section three of Zhongshan North Road in Taipei recently would certainly have noticed that there is a new addition to the buildings clustered in the flower, art, and culture area which includes Flower Expo Park, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and Zhongshan Soccer Stadium. The new a... Full Story

Published: 2013/12/20

Photonics Festival 2013 Draws 9.1% More Attendees

During its June 18-20 run, the Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2013, inaugurated in 1984, drew over 33,000 attendees and buyers, up 9.1% from the 2012 event, to visit 650 exhibitors in over 1,500 booths at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, run by the semi-official Taiwan External Trade Development Cou... Full Story

Published: 2013/09/05

Organization Forecasts LED Lighting Applications to Expand at Sizzling Rate

Market consulting firm NPD DisplaySearch of the United States forecasts LED lighting market will double from 16 million units in 2012 to an estimated 33 million this year before tripling by 2016 worldwide. In its LED Lighting Market and Forecast Report released on April 16, the organization ascr... Full Story

Published: 2013/05/13

Materials Science Professor Unveils Friendlier OLED Lighting

OLED’s blanketing light is better for households than LED’s spot pattern Preliminary results of an ambitious OLED project led by materials scientist Prof. Jwo-huei Jou of the National Tsing-Hua University of Taiwan has been achieved: A small organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel emitting... Full Story

Published: 2013/02/18

LED Oversupply Switches Attention of Taiwan's Manufacturers to Lighting Market

Taiwan’s LED (light emitting diode) companies, mostly chipmakers and packagers, are under no illusion that the LED backlight market might rally in 2012 following nearly a year of slump. They are optimistic, however, about prospects for the lighting market this year. Studies by the market researc... Full Story

Published: 2012/02/07

 
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