Osram sits on the throne as the top automotive LED supplier
March 25, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted the global auto market and in turn damaged the automotive LED industry in 1H20, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. However, 2H20 saw a gradual recovery.
Cree divest its LED operations as LED supply chain continues its shift to Asia
October 23, 2020After global LED giant Cree divested its lighting business in 2019, the company has announced its plan to sell its LED business to SMART Global Holdings (SGH) for USD 300 million. TrendForce indicates that Chinese manufacturers have quickly risen in the LED industry in recent years, benefiting from superior production capacities and cost optimization measures.
Global automotive LED revenue still on the rise
August 15, 2019the global automotive market has been showing declines since 2018 amid global trade frictions and economic recessions, but the penetration rates of LEDs in various major automotive lighting products continued to rise, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce,
Everlight: 'Nichia's YAG Patents are invalid'
August 02, 2019Everlight has filed invalidation trial procedures against Nichia ‘s YAG patents in United States, Australia, China and Taiwan.
China manufacturers raise capacity, causing stagnation in revenue growth
April 23, 20192018 has proven to be a difficult year for many LED manufacturers: the industry as a whole was burdened with the weight of oversupply, and the US-China trade dispute caused end demand to stagnate. This led to a less-than-expected business performance for LED manufacturers in general.
Sony maintains top ranking in diverse O-S-D market
April 22, 2019Companies selling optoelectronics currently dominate the ranking of the top-10 O-S-D suppliers. Nine of the top-10 companies sell optoelectronics, while six offer sensor/actuator semiconductors, and five provide discrete products.
Nichia wins court confrontation in Germany
November 05, 2018Nichia claims final victory against Everlight’s subsidiary WOFI in an infringement proceeding in Germany concerning Nichia’s YAG Patent.
Middle-power LED Package Products in Chinese Market Saw Price Drop
April 27, 2018The mid-power 3030 LED package products in the Chinese market saw significant price drop in March 2018, and high-power ceramic-substrate LEDs saw slight price drop, while prices of other products remained stable, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce.
Nichia warns about counterfeit laser diode products
January 09, 2018The Japanese manufacturer of optical semiconductors, Nichia Corporation, says it’s aware that a large number of counterfeit Nichia laser diode (LD) products have been present within the market.
Nichia remained revenue leader in China’s LED package market for 2016
July 11, 2017Steady growth in the LED lighting market supported the capacity expansion efforts of LED chip and package industries in 2016, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce.
List: Texas and Infineon top Industrial chip ranking
May 08, 2017Get real - Why Texas Instruments and Infineon Technologies prove IoT and AI are not winning strategies for Industrial Semiconductors.
Facebook & other: Potential of Micro-LED displays for AR & VR devices
May 02, 2017Following Sony’s introduction of CLEDIS (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) displays and Apple’s acquisition of LuxVue, more technology companies are exploring the possibilities of micro-LED in various display applications.
Düsseldorf Court issues injunction against Mouser
October 18, 2016On September 29, 2016, Nichia Corporation filed a request for a preliminary injunction in Germany at the Düsseldorf District Court against Mouser Electronics.
Who are the top LED suppliers?
September 14, 2016"It’s not a surprise that Nichia led in more than one application."
Nichia wins German Federal Court judgment
August 22, 2016The German Federal Court of Justice determined on August 16, 2016, that Nichia's YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) phosphoric material patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) is valid.
NICHIA partners with Future Lighting Solutions
March 16, 2016LED technology company NICHIA Corporation and Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), have entered into a new distribution agreement covering the Americas and Europe.
Nichia took top spot in China’s LED package market in 2014
July 10, 2015LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds the scale of the Chinese LED package market for 2014 reached US$8.6 billion and grew by 19% annually.
LED phosphors market: 'Strong price pressure stalls revenue growth'
April 28, 2015While volumes are expected to more than double between 2015 and 2020, LED phosphor prices have declined dramatically, leading to a flat revenue outlook.
Everlight wins US patent infringement suit against Nichia
April 27, 2015Nichia’s white LED patents have been found invalid in Germany and the United States.
Apple supplier listLoad more news
February 24, 2015As usual, Apple (and in turn Evertiq) is publishing a list of their 200 top suppliers as part of their Social Responsibility Report.