Consumer demand for LED lighting rises as demand for LED backlighting falters, says DisplaySearch Press release, March 26; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 26 March 2014] Although demand for LED chips for backlighting applications in display screens is expected to decline, LED lighting sales are growing, and total shipments of LED chips are on the rise. According … More

LED industry to enter 3 golden years, says Epistar chairman Sammi Huang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 20 March 2014] Mainly due to fast growing global demand for LED lighting, the L ED industry will enjoy three golden years during 2014-2017, according to chairman Lee Biing-jye for Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar. Global … More

China handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015, says ABI Research Press release, March 17; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Monday 17 March 2014] China-based handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015. China-based vendors accounted for 38% of mobile handset shipments in 2013 and the ongoing … More

Global TV market contracts for second straight year in 2013, says IHS Press release; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Friday 14 March 2014] The global TV market shrank in 2013 for the second year in a row after total shipments declined by 6% from already soft 2012 levels, accompanied this time by a rare deceleration in the … More

Consumer electronics market tumbles in China as major device shipments slide in 2013, says IHS Press release, March 11; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 11 March 2014] China’s consumer electronics market declined in 2013 as demand for products like TVs and digital still cameras decelerated, compelling the country’s makers to devise new strategies for growth, according to … More

Epistar, Everlight post mixed sequential growth in February revenue Julian Ho, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Monday 10 March 2014] Epistar, the largest Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker, had February consolidated revenues of NT$1.982 billion (US$65.4 million) increasing by 4.95% on month and by 57.48% on year, while the largest Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider … More

Taiwan ODMs seek server talent from brand vendors Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 6 March 2014] Taiwan-based server ODMs have been headhunting talent from first-tier server brand vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell recently as their orders from large Internet players have been growing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. The … More