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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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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).
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2014-01-20

Dageon Sapphire Substrate Equipment Maker Offers Cost Advantage Solution In Response To 4”~6” Wafer Production

South Korea-based Dageon Technology founded in 2000, the president Mr.Son previously had worked for LG Silitron for 12 years. For most manufacturing machines have to be imported from abroad, Dageon began to research and develop manufacturing machines, in order to contribute to the sapphire substrate market development.
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2014-01-16

Lighting Japan 2014: Mini LED Luminaires Too Cute to Ignore

Decorative super mini LED luminaire no bigger than a ball pen attracted the attention of many passer bys at Lighting Japan 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight. Founder of Kadoya Studio Rumi Fukumoto speaks about her miniature LED lighting design IEJI at Lighting Japan 2014.
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2014-01-15

Lighting Japan 2014: LED Luminaire Design for the European Market

Product designer and founder of Step Design Masahiko Uchiyama speaks about his latest prototype lighting Luna at Lighting Japan 2014, which runs at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan from Jan.15-17. Uchiyama graduated with an industrial design degree major from Chiba University Industrial Design Department in 1984.
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2014-01-09

TSLC New Factory Targets Automotive Lighting and Other Niche Market Developments

High power LED package manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Lighting Corp. (TSLC) has just completed its new factory opening ceremony on Dec. 30, 2013. TSLC has inherited wafer level packaging LED silicon substrate and Aluminum Nitrade (AIN) package technology from high-power LED package manufacturer VisEra Technologies Company. The technology gives LED package components strong characteristics of narrow beam and heat dissipation. 
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2013-12-04

Unistars Mass Produces 1515 CSP LED Light Source

LED technology has made great leaps in 2013. As LED prices continue to fall, large LED manufacturers are focusing on packaging process and material to develop low cost technologies. “Package free technology” has no doubt become the most important technological breakthrough this year that has surprised the industry. Unistars has been using advanced wafer package technology, Chip Scale Package (CSP). The company has released its new CSP series product Mercury 1515 series, and is the first Taiwanese LED packager to mass produce CSP products.
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2013-10-08

Liquidleds Light Fuses Old and New Technologies to Enter 40W Bulb Market

People automatically associate a yellow-orange halo glowing in the dark to warmth and romance. This is the appearance of incandescent light bulbs. Though beautiful, their harmful effect on the environment leaves countries deeply concerned. The EU in September 2012 even stopped incandescent light bulbs imports into Europe.
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2013-09-26

Expansion into Western LED Lighting Market Crucial to Future Industry Leadership

Roger Chu, Research Director of LEDinside, a LED research subsidiary of TrendForce, interviewed two Close2Markets LED lighting executives Ulrich Kastner-Jung and Peter Spiel recently. Kastner-Jung and Spiel have pioneered LED Lighting, successfully initiated and managed LED lighting business for more than 10 years. They are well renowned experts for western lighting markets and see a huge opportunity for Asian Solid-State Lighting (SSL) players to expand. 
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2013-09-11

Philips Lumileds George Craford Speaks about AlInGaP Applications

George Craford, the father of AlInGaP and Solid State Lighting Fellow of Philips Lumileds talks about the technology’s future application and trends in an exclusive interview with LEDinside. Craford outlines future applications for AlInGaP to include architecture, automotive, EVL, and entertainment. Philips Lumileds former CTO also talks about smart lighting trends, and the company's color changing Hue bulbs.
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2013-09-06

Replacing Aluminum with Thermoplastic in Heat Sinks Cuts Cost by 20-30 %

Nytex Composite Products Co. has launched thermoplastics to be used for heat sinks. Compared with traditional aluminum heat sinks, the use of thermoplastics will reduce manufacturing costs by 20-30 percent.
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2013-08-07

Lextar Chairman: Goal of Vertical Integration is to Establish End-Product Pyramid Strategy

Observations of the 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition showed the LED lighting industry is maturing; exhibitors have comprehensive product lines, improved creativity, and big companies are becoming even bigger, said Lextar Electronics Chairman David Su in an interview in June. Lextar will continue to organize its product line and operation structure as the lighting market grows and the backlight market eases. According to Su, vertical integration is becoming a trend in the LED industry with more diverse integration methods. The aim of Lextar’s vertical integration is to establish a product pyramid structure with large end-product revenues. 
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE