2015-05-26

Osram’s Future LED Chip Strategy

LEDinside recently interviewed Louis Lam CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors Asia about the company’s future LED product outlook for niche market applications, including IR LED, laser diodes, and the automotive lighting market and German government subsidies that are supporting industry developments.
Continue reading
2015-04-27

Korean Sapphire Polishing Equipment Manufacturer NTS Focuses on Innovative Tech to Achieve Ultimate Customer Satisfaction

NTS is a machine maker that specializes in surface precision processing, grinding, polishing and so on. It mainly focuses on sapphire substrate and precision process of LED wafers, based on its comprehensive understanding in the process prior to the wafer manufacturing as well as machine production, NTS provides customized total solution for wafer production. It was an honor for LEDinside to meet NTS executive director Sophie Sun, which helped further deepen understanding of the
Continue reading
2015-04-27

Edison Opto Carves Out Its Path in the Fierce LED Market with Aggressive Automotive Lighting Strategy

As market competition intensifies, LED manufacturers are adjusting their strategies to expand into new niche markets and create new opportunities with their technological advantages. As a specialist manufacturer of high-power LED components, Edison Opto has accumulated more than a decade of R&D experience in LED technology, especially concerning spatial distribution. With this expertise, the company has recently made the strategic decision to enter the automotive LED lighting market.
Continue reading
2015-04-16

Russian Distributor Platan's Outlook of Russian LED Chip Market After Economic Sanctions

LEDinside recently had a chance to interview one of the top Russian electronic component distributor, Platan. Their spokesperson gave a very comprehensive overview of LED chip developments in Russia, and the LED market outlook in the aftermath of economic sanctions imposed on the country by Europe and U.S. during the Ukrainian Crisis last year.
Continue reading
2015-04-09

Shuji Nakamura: GaN-on-GaN Will Become the Next Generation LED Technology

The upcoming LED technology will be GaN-on-GaN LEDs, affirmed Nobel Laureate in Physics Shuji Nakamura and fellow colleague at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Professor Steven DenBaars at an exclusive forum hosted by Taiwanese leading chip LED manufacturer Epistar on Wednesday at the company headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Continue reading
2015-03-20

TCP Lighting CEO Optimistic About LED Industry Potential

Many LED industry experts have been worried that LEDs long lifetimes of more than two decades would result in longer replacement cycles that could become obstacles to company business models. Pessimistic manufacturers even forecast LED orders could eventually ease as time moves on. Ellis Yan, the CEO of U.S. manufacturer TCP Lighting (TCP), however, shared a very different outlook during a recent interview with LEDinside in Taipei, Taiwan.
Continue reading
2015-01-26

ProLight Opto Technology Stays Ahead of Pack with Advanced LED Technology

Over the last 10 years LED package manufacturer ProLight Opto Technology (ProLight) has weathered through tough situations, including a financial crisis that nearly brought the company to the brink of bankruptcy. The company managed to turn around its operations under the management of current Chairman FM Chen, who since joining the company in 2007, has worked closely with General Manager Michael Hsing to convert the company’s business strategy. The pair has successfully transformed a company close to insolvency, into a listed company on the Taiwan bourse with an annual revenue of more than NT $1 billion (US $30 million).
Continue reading
2014-12-30

LEDinside Exclusive Interview with Leading Russian LED Distributor Rainbow

In this interview for the Russian feature, LEDinside spoke to Vadim Smirnov, General Manager, Lighting Division, Rainbow Electronics, who spoke to LEDinside about local LED component sales, and gave an in depth market analysis of Russia’s lighting component retail.
Continue reading
2014-12-23

Lighting Designer Paul Gregory talks about Times Square Ball

As New Year’s Eve approaches we thought it would be fitting to chat with the lighting designer who created the lighting concept for the illustrious Time Square Ball. Paul Gregory, Principal of Focus Lighting in New York City, discusses the lighting inspiration behind the most famous ball in the world and the issues that were involved in lighting such a renowned landmark.
Continue reading
2014-12-08

Bridgelux: The Future of LED Color Standards

U.S. LED manufacturer Bridgelux recently spoke to LEDinside about latest developments in LED color standards, and how this influenced the company’s COB array product portfolio that incorporates Gamut Area Index (GAI), and was launched in late October 2014.
Continue reading
2014-10-08

CEA-LETI: Smartphone Support Crucial to Li-Fi Adoption

Li-Fi, a technology that transmits large quantities of data using blinking LED light signals undetectable to the human eye, was considered a substitute for the radio frequency based Wi-Fi transmission during the technology’s early development stages. Yet, the technology’s applications has gradually evolved since it was created by Harald Haas, a professor at the University of Edinburgh, in 2010.
Continue reading
2014-08-11

Crystal Applied Focuses on Expertise to Keep Position As Top Sapphire Substrate Manufacturer

Upholding a positive outlook on smartphone optical and LED application markets large demands, Taiwanese sapphire substrate manufacturer Crystal Applied has kicked off production expansion projects in Yancheng City located in Jiangsu Province in China. As more manufacturers expand production capacity in the industry, finding methods to increase profits will be key to survival, said Chang Chien-ming, Chairman of the company’s Yancheng City branch.
Continue reading
2014-07-28

Epistar CFO Talks about Decision Behind Merge with FOREPI

The merge between Taiwan’s two largest LED manufacturers Epistar and FOREPI has established the trend of forming alliances in the country’s LED industry, and the dawning of the oligopoly market. Since the two company’s merge on June 30, 2014, FOREPI has received LED lighting OEM orders from Epistar. No further restructures and adjustments have been made so far. What were the actual circumstances behind the birth of the new Epistar? What exactly happened behind the scenes? In this in-depth interview with Epistar Chief Financial Officer and Spokesman Rider Chang, LEDinside probes into the company’s mindset during the recent merge.
Continue reading
2014-07-17

GPI: Flip Chip LED Era Dawning

LED EPI wafer and chip manufacturer Genesis Photonics Inc. (GPI) Chairman David Chung upheld a positive outlook for the flip chip industry at a company shareholders meeting on June 18, 2014.
Continue reading
2014-06-24

Philips Lumileds Expands Solutions Market to Meet Changing LED Industry Needs

Philips Lumileds continues to develop new products to satisfy the ever changing needs of the LED industry. LEDinside had the opportunity to speak with Philips Lumileds Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing Emmanuel Dieppedalle, Sr. Director of Marketing and Business Development Ray Chock, and VP of APAC Sales Alvin Tse during the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2014 last week to discuss the company current situation and future outlook.
Continue reading
2014-06-20

BYD to Reap Benefits in 2014 After A Decade of LED Investments

During an interview with LEDinside, BYD Marketing Director Xiao Zhiyong explained the input and output ratio for the company’s LED investment, and discussed the company’s current situation and future developments. 
Continue reading
2014-06-16

GILE 2014: Russian Government Energy Efficiency Projects Spur LED Market Growth

The Russian lighting market has seen explosive growth in LEDs over the past year; spurred by government initiatives to increase energy efficiency in lighting products and decrease energy intensity of GDP by 40 percent by 2020. Sergey Borovkov, Managing Partner at Lighting Business Consulting LLC in Russia, spoke to LEDinside at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2014 about the current market conditions and future outlook of the Russian lighting market. 
Continue reading
2014-03-31

Bridgelux Ventures into Streetlight Market

Todd Farmer, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Exterior and Industrial, Bridgelux speaks to LEDinside about the company’s observation of the streetlight market that influenced its recent launch of Outdoor Lighting Modules (OLM).
Continue reading
2014-03-27

Juropol Aims to Keep Up Sapphire Crystal Growth Furnace Sales in China in 2014

Polish sapphire crystal growth furnace manufacturer, Juropol, plans to maintain sale targets of 70 sapphire crystal growth furnaces in 2014. The company already successfully sold 70 furnaces as of 2013, out of these 50 furnaces were preorders. Looking ahead Juropol aims to sell 200 sapphire crystal growth furnaces by 2015. 
Continue reading
2014-03-26

Philips Lumileds Mid-Power LED Differentiation Strategy Focuses on Binning

The maturation of LED lighting has given mid-power LED products star status. Philips Lumileds, a major player in the international lighting scene, has shown its resolve in taking mid-power LEDs to another level. Besides releasing four new mid-power LED products in March, the company has introduced a whole new binning method into its new products. Philips Lumileds is providing mid-power LEDs with excellent lighting quality to differentiate itself from competitors in the mid-power product market, said Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director, Asia, Philips Lumileds. 
Continue reading
2014-03-24

Bamboo Lamps Put a Unique Spin on Environmentally Friendly Lighting

Chuang-Hsin Greenergy Co. takes a unique approach to environmentally friendly lighting design. Since 2013, the company has been producing LED lighting products using bamboo and wood as their main materials. Product designer Jack Tseng talks about his designs at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2014, which took place from March 20 to 23 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei. 
Continue reading
2014-03-24

SEEDDESIGN Goes back to Basics

In 1991, Chen Chao-cheng established SEEDDESIGN, a high-end interior lighting design company. The Taiwan based company attracted many visitors to their booth at the Taiwan International Lighting Show 2014 with their simple, elegant, and practical lighting designs. Lin Jiaqi, marketing specialist at SEEDDESIGN, speaks about the company’s lighting concept and future direction. 
Continue reading
2014-03-24

[Update] Philips Lumileds Mid-Power LEDs Turn to Hot Color Targeting

Philips Lumileds is continuing its focus in the mid-power LED sector this year with the launch of four new mid-power LED products in March 2014. Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director, Asia of Philips Lumileds talks to LEDinside about the company’s latest developments in this field.
Continue reading
2014-01-28

LED Market in India

In 2009, India began a plan of replacing 4 million inefficient incandescent bulbs with CFL by 2012. By 2013 Indian states including Tamil Nadu announced plans of replacing some 200,000 fluorescent tube lights with LEDs. Philips and Panasonic active involvement in the Indian market in late 2013 and Jan 2014 are also indicators of LED market potential. LEDinside editorial team had a chance to recently interview Deepak Loomba, Managing Director and CEO of De Core Nanosemiconductors Ltd., who shares some interesting insights on the LED market developments in India. 
Continue reading
2014-01-27

Interview with Ya-Hui Cheng, a Taiwanese Lighting Designer Working in Australia

Ya-Hui Cheng is a lighting designer from Taiwan and works for The Flaming Beacon (TFB) in Australia. She holds an undergraduate degree in Interior Design from Chung Yuan Christian University of Taiwan and a Master’s Degree in Lighting Design (MALD) from Hochschule Wismar in Germany. She is currently a design member of the IALD and the PLDA.
Continue reading
2014-01-27

MEW Provided EMC Lead Frame Semi-automated Equipment to Meet LED Cost Performance Requirement

MEW is an injection and molding equipment manufacturer in South Korea, having accessed to the market for over 25 years. From the market demands for BMC and mobile phone application such as Crystal EMC (Sensor Wiring Bonding) and Black EMC (fingerprint recognition for mobile phones), to LED industry's increasingly stringent demands for high-power LEDs (in order to meet LED terminal market cost performance), all of which drove EMC products market demand. LEDinside is honored to interview MEW CEO.
Continue reading
2014-01-23

Elegant Edo Style Crystal LED Designs

Sumio Ichiba, Product Designer and founder of Ichiba Design Studio, talks about his crystal LED Mizubashow and Lavender designs at Lighting Japan 2014, which took place from Jan. 15 to 17 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Continue reading
2014-01-23

LED Orchids in Full Bloom

Experienced lighting designer Hiroki Takada speaks about his award winning LED luminaire Orchids at Lighting Japan 2014 that took place at Tokyo Big Sight from Jan. 15 to 17, Tokyo, Japan. Takada, who is also the founder of Takada Design, has been designing luminaires since 1999. Takada is now a Lecturer of Nagoya Art University.
Continue reading
2014-01-22

Using Basic LED Lighting Technology to Create Exotic Luminaires

Beautiful lighting designs do not always use complicated lighting technology, as demonstrated through the Jellyfish Illuminant by Kristin Birna’s, Iceland designer and co-founder of design company Gerist, at Lighting Japan 2014 during Jan. 15-17, 2014. Birna, who originally worked in the publication sector left the industry to pursue a design career. She graduated from Iceland Academy of Arts in 2008.
Continue reading
2014-01-21

Making the Leap into Lighting Designs

At Lighting Japan 2014 that took place at Tokyo Big Sight last Wednesday to Friday, LEDinside editorial team spoke to various designers at the show. For some, this was the first time they worked with LED designs, while others were seasoned veterans. Tony Yu, Design Director, Design Department for WOW LED Lighting, an Everlight Group subsidiary, speaks about his experience working with lighting.
Continue reading

MaxLite adds to its portfolio of architectural-grade linear fixtures with the L-FORM™, a slender LED luminaire designed to deliver continuous runs of high-quality illumination in narrow suspended or surface mounted interior applications.... READ MORE

Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed the industry’s smallest*1 semiconductor device, the “PhotoMOS”[1] CC type series, which achieves low consumption current and contributes to equipment downsizing. The... READ MORE