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Major Taiwan LED Makers Thrived During April

Major Taiwan LED makers including Epistar, Genesis Photonics, and Hugo Optotech posted record sales for the month of April. Tekcore and Arima Optoelectronics also reported solid results for the month according to an article in Digitmes and the Chinese-Language Commercial Times. Epistar recorded sales of NT$857 million for the month, …

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Showa Denko to Increase Production Capacity of AlGaInP LEDs

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Showa Denko K. K. (SDK) of Tokyo, Japan reports that it has decided to increase its production capacity of the LED chips made of aluminum gallium indium phosphide (AlGaInP) which it calls ultra bright LEDs. The company says the increased capacity is needed to meet the growing demand for LCD …

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AU Optronic and Chi Mei Optoelectronics to Become More Vertically Integrated

Both AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are becoming more vertically integrated. The panel makers recently confirmed their investments in LED packaging firms, a Digitimes article reported. CMO, has confirmed that it has established Chi Li Optronics (translated from the Chinese), a 100%-owned LED packaging subsidiary, at Tree …

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