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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

The Lextar panel light has a one-piece frame.

Lextar Debuts Seamless Frame LED Panel Lights at HK Lighting Fair

Nov 07, 2014

Lextar Electronics Corp. rolled out a unique LED panel light with a seamless aluminum frame at the Autumn edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2014, which was held on Oct. 27-30. Unlike most LED panel lights available on the market, the Lextar light is equipped with a one-piece aluminum frame which provides a smooth exterior. The panel, which is designed mostly for pendant appl...

Pro. Jwo-huei Jou compares the OLED (left) with a candle.

WiseChip of Taiwan Ventures into OLED Lighting

Oct 30, 2014

WiseChip Semiconductor Inc., reportedly the world’s No.2 manufacturer of passive matrix organic light emitting diode (PMOLED), has recently diversified into manufacturing OLED lights emitting a candle in color rendering index (CRI) and correlated color temperature (CCT). Licensing the lighting technology to WiseChip, materials scientist prof. Jwo-huei Jou of National Tsing-Hua University stres...

Zhongshan Erman's LED panel lights are the hottest-sellers among its product lineup.

New LED Lighting Standards On Tap for Chinese Market

New rules with give a boost to both the industry and the market

Sep 12, 2014

By CARMEN LO LEDs are becoming an increasingly popular light source throughout the world because of their lower power consumption, higher luminous efficiency, smaller size, longer life, faster response, lower driving voltage, higher shock resistance, and many other advantages over conventional lights. In China the penetration of LED lighting is accelerating, a trend that is expected to continu...

Everlight was Taiwan's most profitable LED maker in the first half of this year.

Everlight Tops Taiwan's LED Peers in H1 Profitability

Sep 01, 2014

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., world’s No.1 LED packager by volume, topped its Taiwanese peers in the LED industry in profitability in the first half (H1) of the year by making NT$907 million (US$30.2 million), or NT$2.16 per share. Its H1 earnings enabled the company to dethrone Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc., whose EPS was NT$2.06, to be the most profitable LED maker in Taiwan. ...

Dignitaries inaugurating the establishment of OLCA (from left):Merck's Hsieh, RiTdisplay's Wang,Tongtai's Yen, EORL's Liu,Deputy Director W.H, Fu of MOEA's Department of Industrial Technology, TLFEA's Lin, and J.Y. Lighting's Yuan.

ITRI and Local Makers Form Alliance to Foster OLED Lighting Industry

Aug 07, 2014

Endorsed by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the MOEA-backed Industry Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has set up the "OLED Lighting Commercialization Alliance" (OLCA) with Taiwan’s lighting manufacturers and designers, machine manufacturers, OLED-panel makers, and e-material makers. OLCA aims to accelerate commercialization of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) lighting on t...

(From left to right) TILLA inaugurated by EORL Director General C.T. Liu; TOSIA Chairman B.L. Wang; TLFEA Chairman Steven Lin; IDB Deputy Director J.H. Leu; Senior Executive Officer J.Y. Chou of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), MOEA,; Director H.T. Lin of 3rd Division of Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA.

Association Formed to Reinvigorate Taiwan's LED Industry

May 21, 2014

Endorsed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), and the Taiwan Optoelectronic Semiconductor Industry Association (TOSIA) have co-formed the Taiwan Intelligent LED Lighting Association (TILLA) to reinvigorate Taiwan’s LED-lighting industry. The TILLA will prioritiz...

Taiwan's LED chipmakers report strong sales in March.

Taiwan's LED Chip Makers Report Strong Sales in March

Apr 28, 2014

In March, Taiwan’s LED chipmakers reported strong sales due chiefly to brisk demand from the lighting industry, with some even hitting new highs. Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) had revenue of NT$386 million (US$12.8 million) in that month, surging 42.73% from a month earlier to hit a fresh high since August last year albeit decreasing 3.67% year on year. The March result helped send the company...

Taiwan's LED makers predicted to see rosier times this year.

Local Investment Institution Issues Upbeat Forecast for Taiwan's LED Industry

Apr 10, 2014

Uni-President Securities Group’s investment arm estimates in 2014 Taiwan’s LED makers to see revenue from backlight sales rise to the levels set in 2011 and recover their share of LED lighting market from Chinese competitors by offering better quality. The institution points out that in the first quarter of this year LED backlight market grew slightly, mostly driven by applications in mobile d...

Taiwan's LED makers saw revenue grow considerably YoY in Jan.-Feb. 2014

Revenues Surge in Jan.-Feb. at Taiwan's LED Makers

Apr 07, 2014

Taiwan’s leading LED makers reported year-on-year revenue growths ranging from 20% to 51% in February, with chipmaker Epistar Corp. and packager Edison Opto Corp. having revenue for Jan.-Feb. close to the Q1, 2013 levels. Citing the hefty growths, industry executives point out the market is picking up, and that the island’s LED chip makers as a whole outperformed domestic peers in the packagin...

Everlight announces strong earnings for 2013.

Everlight Tops Taiwanese LED Peers in 2013 Earnings

Apr 07, 2014

LED packager Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. announced NT$1.9 billion (US$64.3 million), or NT$3.5 per share, in after-tax net income from 2013 operations, making it the most profitable LED maker in Taiwan, with such figures in line with market expectations and surging from 2012’s NT$1.3 per share. The company’s board of directors has decided to pay shareholders cash dividend of NT$3 per share...