Tyntek and Opto Tech to Raise IR LED Sensing Device Production Capacity

LED chipmakers and packagers Tyntek and Opto Tech plan to increase production capacities for infrared (IR) LED sensing devices, according to a DigiTimes article, which cited industry sources. According to the article, Opto Tech has set aside NT$350-450 million (US$11.6-14.9 million) mainly for growing IR LED sensing device production capacity by 10%. The company expects to complete the expansion by the end of 2017.

Currently, Opto Tech gets 42.04% of its consolidated revenues from IR LED sensing devices, visible LED devices makeup 33.65%, and LED displays and other system products 23.91%.

Tyntek also intends to increase its production capacity for IR LED sensing devices and plans to set up a new factory primarily for that purpose. The firm expects to complete the new factory during the end of second-quarter 2018.  And once production is equipment fully installed at the end of 2018,  the new factory is expected to have monthly production capacity equivalent to 30,000 6-inch epitaxial wafers.

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