Ya Hsin, which also produces mobile phones, laptops and DVD players among other consumer products, expects its revenues to reach NT$33 billion (US $1 billion) this year.
Ya Hsin's Opto Electronics Division was established in 2002. Utilizing internal expertise in PCB technology, coupled with a self-developed packaging process, the Division developed its own patented PCB-based surface mount LED components. These are available in a full range of colors, including white LED, and are suited for applications such as indicators/displays for industrial & consumer equipment, automotive interior & exterior lighting, and illumination.
Digitimes says that the company has current monthly shipments of SMD-LEDs totaling 400,000-500,000 units.
Ya Hsin is the fourth Taiwan-based LED maker to sign an agreement for licensing white-LED patent technology from Osram: Harvatek, Everlight Electronics and Lite-On Technology are the others (see Patents: Blue and white LEDs).
Ya Hsin said that it does not rule out the possibility of partnering with Osram for OEM/ODM production.