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13 October 2016

Epistar to quadruple CSP LED chip capacity in early 2017

In view of fast-growing demand for chip-scale package (CSP) LED chips used in TV backlighting, Epistar Corp of Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan (the world's largest manufacturer of LED epiwafers and chips) will expand production capacity four-fold in early 2017, according to Taiwan's Digitimes.

While CSP LED chips were adopted for direct-type LED-backlit LCD TVs, the adoption in edge-type backlit LCD TVs came much later due to technological problems, Epistar says. These problems have been solved, and demand for CSP LED chips has taken off, the firm adds. Monthly shipments of CSP LED chips have increased from 5 million units in early 2016 to 230 million units, and Epistar claims to have a global market share of 30%.

In addition, Epistar has been developing quantum dot (QD)-on-chip technology through combing CSP LED chips with QD technology. Epistar expects QD-on-chip technology to be adopted for backlighting in 60-70" LCD TVs beginning 2017.

Tags: Epistar LEDs

Visit: www.digitimes.com/news/a20161001PD201.html

Visit: www.epistar.com.tw

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