These new orders consist of one new customer and a follow-on order from an existing customer, both based in the Asia-Pacific market. Amtech expects the $8.9 million in orders to ship in fiscal 2008, which began October 1, 2007. Since October 1, 2007, Amtech has received solar orders totaling approximately $27.8 million.
(December 17, 2007) TAIPEI, Taiwan — In line with the increasing use of LED backlight modules in display applications, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT) reportedly plans to step into upstream LED manufacturing, according to industry sources, reported CENS. CPT reportedly plans to have its affiliated Sintronic Technology Inc. take charge of LED packaging, and San Chih Semiconductor Co., Ltd. will be responsible for LED epitaxy.