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Lextar to move part of Taiwan LED packaging capacity to China #DIGITIMES

Lextar to move part of Taiwan LED packaging capacity to China Siu Han, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Monday 23 May 2016] Vertically-integrated LED firm Lextar Electronics will move part of LED packaging capacity at its factory in Taiwan to its factory in Suzhou, eastern China, to reduce production cost, with the relocation to be completed at the end of June 2016, according to the company. The Taiwan factory will mainly be used for R&D of high-end LED packaging technologies such as COB (chip on board) and CSP (chip scale packaging), Lextar said. Mainly due to relatively weak demand for LED backlighting, the revenue proportion for the segment has slipped from 60% in 2015 to 55% currently, Lextar said, adding LED lighting's share has risen from 40% to 45%. Lextar said it has been developing new products based on CSP technology, including LED automotive lighting, infrared LED...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160520PD205.html

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