2013-07-26

QisDesign: Marketing a boutique lighting brand in Europe

Qisda, one of the few Taiwanese contemporary designer lighting manufacturers, is known internationally for its industrial design. The company emerged as the top global luminaire designer at the 2010 iF Design Award China, winning four awards with its QisDesign brand LED lamps. QisDesign was also a big winner at the 2010 Red Dot Awards, nabbing the grand prize and clinching the most number of awards in Asia. In the following year, the company’s Coral Reef LED lamp was bestowed with the Best of the Best Award at the 2010 Red Dot Award. Qisda’s senior manager Jiung-Cheng Pan talks to LEDinside on the company’s marketing strategy in the European market.
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2013-07-22

Everlight: Benefits Outweigh Costs if Taiwan and China Switch to LED Lamps

Energy saving has topped governments’ agendas as global environmental issues escalate. If Taiwan and China replaced traditional lamps with LEDs, the amount of energy Taiwan could save would be equivalent to the annual electricity generated by its three nuclear power plants, while China could save 850 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually (equivalent to Taiwan’s 4-year electricity consumption), said Everlight CEO Mr. Robert Yeh. The LED replacement could solve energy shortage issues and is a smart energy saving investment with “low costs and big benefits,” said the CEO.
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2013-07-18

Exclusive Interview with Philips Lumileds—manufacturing high quality mid-power LEDs that meet market and light quality demands

A pioneer in LED R&D, chip manufacturer Philips Lumileds is now extending its presence in sectors that have recently entered the LED chip market lime light—the mid-power multi-chip package and mid-power LED chip market. Having achieved success in high-power LEDs, the company hopes entry into these sectors can make their lighting and commercial lighting product lines more comprehensive. LEDinside was honored to interview Lumileds CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre about the company’s technological developments and future market strategy. The company’s experience in LED market and technology can enlighten the LED industry.
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2013-07-12

Edison’s net sales in June sets a record high over the past three years; new capacity will take place by the end of third quarter

The net sales of Edison, a Taiwanese LED packaging manufacturer, in June has set a record high over the past three years because the net sales of its investee company, Lumenmax, has officially been recognized in June, 2013 and more orders have come from Chinese lighting. In addition, Edison’s capital expenditure in 2013 reached NTD450 million in order to build the capacity for PLCC packaging components, high-efficiency packaging components, and COB components.
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2013-06-26

GENESIS Photonics: Leading the Way in Vertical Integration for LED Technology

In 2013 with the promotion of the LED lighting market, there was a large increase in demand for the LED wafer market. Despite this, the question over domestic overcapacity still remains. Currently, Taiwan production mainly centers on mid-to-low range LED wafers, relying heavily on imports for high performance wafers. So there is still a bit of difficulty in entering into the lighting application field. Facing opportunities and competition in the lighting market, what development strategy will wafer manufacturers use to break into the market? LEDinside was fortunate to get an interview with Taiwan GENESIS Photonics’s general manager Chen Zhengquan to share with us the company’s future strategy. 
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2013-06-07

OSRAM’s Key to Success Lies in Their Devotion, Product Quality, and Innovation——Interview with Osram China’s CEO Ai Xiaoming

Global lighting tycoon OSRAM made a name for itself with outstanding lighting products which have been featured globally at well known locations such as the Shanghai 2010 expo, the Beijing National Stadium, and Guangzhou International Finance Center. The role that OSRAM will play in the development of the LED industry in China is a hot topic. In an interview with LEDinside, OSRAM CEO Ai Xiaoming gave her/his opinion on the matter. Fully Devoted to the Lighting Industry   OSRAM is the world’s only company that is completely focuse...
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2013-05-27

Leotek Electronics Co.: Company vision: Become world’s leading Lighting brand from North America to rest of the world

Leotek Electronics Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lite-on Technology Group with over two decades of history in LED Street light and traffic light products development experience in Taiwan. While 2012, Leotek becomes a leading brand in a highly competitive market with world’s famous lighting companies in North America. 
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2013-05-14

Tons: Luminaires designs and lighting solution --the emphasis in the commercial lighting market

A pioneer of LED lighting, Tons has been investing in LED lighting product and producing high-efficiency lighting products including LED spotlights, track lights, wall lights, cabinet lights, and downlights since 2004. Lighting products based on LED light source are currently one of their fastest growing product lines. By interviewing Tons’ Chairman Mr. Tom Tang, LEDinside had the opportunity to further understand the current development and outlook of the commercial lighting market.
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2013-04-26

Future of UV LED Remains Bright as High Power Demand and Number of New Applications Grow- Interview with SemiLEDs Executive VP of Sales and Marketing Dr. Ilkan Cokgor

  SemiLEDs is a LED chip maker, possessing UV LED chip and systems, also producing lighting class LED. LEDinside had the opportunity to interview Ilkan Cokgor, Ph.D., Executive VP of Sales and Marketing SemiLEDs, in order to understand SemiLEDs's LED lighting and UV LED development. Development status of SemiLEDs's UV LED system integration Although many UV LED applications are currently available on the market, most--for instance, curing technology--tend to be used in industrial settings. The relatively low UV LED adoption rate is generally attributable to the system integration problems that are encountered by manufacturers within the industry.
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2013-03-26

Brilliant Light Technology’s MOCVDs developed with advanced technology

Brilliant Light Technology is a high-tech sino-foreign equity joint venture. Their major business include the production of MOCVDs—the core equipment in the present LED industry. During the interview with LEDinside, founder and also the Chief of Brilliant Light Steve Perry talked about the development of MOCVDs and the future prospects of the LED industry.
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2013-03-25

Sharp: Eco Lighting Management Leads Lighting Market Trend

Sharp is Japan’s LED vertical integrated firm,from LED wafer, package, to luminaires. As for lighting market development, Sharp starts from LED lighting, rather than conventional lighting field. In regard to LED lighting development, what kind of plan and opinion does Sharp have? How will they find the company’s position and quickly realize lighting market development? LEDinside had the opportunity to interview Uemura-san in order to understand Sharp LED lighting history.   Sharp Showcased Zenigata-shaped COB Package, Being Easy Fo...
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2013-03-22

LED Lighting Vision: Toshiba Leads LED+SMART Lighting Trend

A famous Japanese lighting manufacturer, Toshiba has continued to put great effort in the development of the lighting industry since they sold their first incandescent light bulb in 1890. In the initial stages of LED lighting development, Toshiba designed a series of LED lighting replacement projects for the Louvre, and also announced that they will no longer produce incandescent lights starting from 2010. Over the years, Toshiba has continued to eliminate inefficient lighting sources and has been dedicated to energy saving and LED lighting. What are their plans for future ...
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2013-03-14

Interview with chairman of EpiTop Optoelectronic Co. Liang Xudong-- boosting sales by solid production and slow-paced business management

The impact of the European debt crisis has affected LED market demands and resulted in a short-term oversupply; the rapid production of China’s LED chips has put product price in not only a sharp decline but also a possible further decrease. The LED market shifted tremendously in 2012; many LED chip manufacturers faced cash flow issues and deficit, and industries started to steadily integrate. A minority of Chinese industries have introduced new technologies, new products, or new methods in order to seize the market. Mr. Liang Xudong, the chairman of EpiTop Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.-- one of the upstream manufacturers of semiconductor lighting that gained profit in 2012-- was interviewed by LEDinside on issues regarding the LED market and industrial innovation.
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2012-12-13

Component Integration to Reform LED Lighting Products– Interview with TESS Chairman

Thanks to the joint efforts among fellow vendors over cost structure improvement, technology advancement and quality enhancement, the global LED industry has indeed undergone a structural change that marks a big leap as compare with the industry couple years ago. While technology innovations bring prosperity, irrational price competition amid intensifying competition among vendors also drags margins further down. Customers’ content over a pricing sweet spot is indeed built on the stiff margin pressure among fellow LED vendors. Some have already found no profit by taking ch...
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2012-11-27

Lighting Korea 2012: In interview with Light Laboratory – the LED luminaries certification lab

Any electrical appliances are required to obtain a mandatory conformity mark that prove that they are certified by national- or industry-accredited bodies. LED luminaries and LED backlight application are no exemption from this industry norm. The US-based Light Laboratory, Inc (LLI) – a photometric testing laboratory that specializes in testing luminaries thus outstands itself. LEDinside has the opportunity to meet up with LLI company CEO Jason Gee during the recent Lighting Korea about his views over company competitive grounds plus LLI’s profes...
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2012-11-21

LEDinside: CREE provides the market with solution of lighting series

CREE is a LED integral manufacturer for LED chip, packaging, and LED lighting solution. Initiated itself from global strategic perspective, CREE has, in sequence, established chip and packaging plant in China. As a global and well-noted LED manufacturer, CREE has always adhered to the facilitation of LED light revolution, the promotion of green energy-conservation and environmental-friendly LED lighting, and elimination of low-efficiency lighting source. In such a way, what are the planning and viewpoint of CREE in light of future technology and product ...
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2012-11-08

Interview with Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia

LEDinside conducted an interview with Mr. Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd, who shed light on the role OSRAM plays in the global LED, solid-state lighting and LED lighting industries and OSRAM’s strategy regarding the Asian and Chinese markets. Quality and R&D is the Key to Making Inroads into Global SSL Market In regard to OSRAM-OS’s new Wuxi plant, a lot of people in the industry are curious about the Wuxi plant’s role (packaging, assembly, and applications) and the c...
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2012-10-05

Germany’s AZZURO Pushing GaN-on-Si LED Wafer to Cut Manufacturing Time and Cost

Germany’s AZZURO Pushing GaN-on-Si LED Wafer to Cut Manufacturing Time and Cost Germany’s AZZURRO, founded in 2003, focuses on supplying power semiconductor device and LED manufacturers with wafers. AZZURRO owns patents in GaN-on-Si technology. The company’s way is to grow a buffer layer based on GaN material on Si substrate, and then grow a GaN film on the wafer according to different needs of LED and power semiconductor device application. The company noted that currently it can make GaN-on-Si wafer on a 6-inch (150mm) Si substrate, aiming to push it to 8-inch (200mm). LEDinside believes this new manufacturing process will help the migration from the existing LED manufacturing process to silicon substrate manufacturing process. This is LEDinside’s pleasure to have a chance to interview Mr. Erwin Ysewijn, VP Sales & Marketing of AZZURRO to share AZZURRO’s technology and experience. 
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2012-07-31

CiviLight: LED Indoor Lighting to Embark on a New Chapter

Despite the stagnant outlook for the global LED market, CiviLight’s oversea orders see a sharp surge in 2012 – the company’s oversea LED light bulbs orders exceeded 1 million units for July alone. Recently, LEDinside conducted an interview with Mr. Irving Pan, Director of Corporate Strategy and Global Markets Development of CiviLight, in which he shed light on the company’s experiences in the LED indoor lighting market and shared his opinions on the current LED market development. Mr. Irving Pun, Director of Corporate Strategy...
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2012-07-11

Excellence Optoelectronics Inc: Leader in Automotive Lighting Industry

Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) is one of the major manufacturers of LED traffic signals and LED street lights. EOI has a vertically integrated LED supply chain, consisting of upstream epitaxy company High Power Opto and midtream packaging, module and downstream lighting fixtures maker EOI. Aside from traffic signals and street lights, the company also holds the key technologies and clients in the automotive lighting market. LEDinside conducted an interview with Mrs. Fanny Huang, President of EOI, who shed light on LED automotive lighting, traffic s...
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2012-05-08

SemiLEDS: UV LED and LED Lighting on the Brink of a Bright New Future

SemiLEDS is a world’s leading LED chip maker, possessing many LED-related patents and technologies. Recently, LEDinside conducted an interview with Dr. Chuong Anh Tran, President, Chief Operating Officer & Director at SemiLEDs Corp, who shed light on SemiLEDS’ recent LED technological breakthroughs and the company’s latest endeavor on UV LED chips.   LED Lighting to See Upswing in 2H12 and 2013 Chuong stated, SemiLEDS has expanded the capacities of its Taiwan and China production lines, whic...
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2012-05-04

To Win by Quality, Technology and High-end Positioning —Interview with Mr.Meng Guo, COO of Good Creative Technology

Over recent years, due to the promising future of green lighting, an increasing number of enterprises have entered the emerging industry of LED lighting and joined its fierce competition. In the LED jungle, how to give full play to the advantage and achieve success in the tough competition is a challenge posed to all players. For this reason, LEDinside interviewed Mr. Meng Guo, the Operation Director of Good Creative Technology (GCT)to invite him to talk about the development of the company and share its experiences.         Mr.M...
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2012-04-02

Dow Corning Silicone Solutions to Affect Entire LED Industry Chain

As a global silicones supplier, Dow Corning provides products and solutions for household appliances, automobiles, electronic components, semiconductors, displays, etc. This year, the corporation will delve into research and development, introducing a new series of LED solutions. To gain a better understanding of silicone electronic products, LEDinside interviewed Qian Nanfang, commercial manager at Dow Corning Electronics Greater China. With superior ability to withstand high and low temperatures as well as external pressure, Dow Corning’s silicone products ...
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2011-12-01

Yansheng Chen, President of China Association of Lighting Industry: LED Lighting Going Back to Basics

The shift from undersupply to oversupply in the LED market and the future market dynamics have become the pressing issues in the LED industry. LEDinside conducted an exclusive interview with Yansheng Chen, President of China Association of Lighting Industry, in which he provided his insights into the said issues. China Association of Lighting Industry, founded in 1989, is one of the most important organizations in the Chinese lighting industry. The association has 1600 members, which are mostly traditional lighting industries. Chen has been the President of the as...
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2011-11-18

Koh Matsumoto, Ph.D., President of Taiyo Nippon Sanso EMC Ltd. : GaN-on-Si Technology to Gain Place in the LED Industry

Recently, the competition in the MOCVD market is getting fiercer; aside from the two forerunners Aixtron (Germany) and Veeco (America), other players are trying to make inroads into the market. TAIYO NIPPON SANSO , established in 1910, is the biggest industrial gases and air separation unit supplier in Japan, ranking number 5 among the global industrial gas suppliers. As for MOCVD equipment, the top 3 MOCVD makers in the world, which account for 98.4% of the market share in 2011, are Aixtron, Veeco and Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Japan). Noteworthily, eve...
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2011-11-16

Cheryl Diuguid, VP of GT Advanced Technologies: The New Outlook of LED Sapphire Market

Over the recent years, the global LED capacity has been expanding rapidly, which is attributed to the booming growth of LED backlight and LED lighting market triggered by the capacity expansions of LED upstream and downstream players. LED sapphire substrate industry is the upstream sector most relevant to the LED chip industry, as sapphire substrate is one of the most important materials of LED chips. The development and directions of related equipment makers are also closely followed by the market. LEDinside conducted an exclusive interview with Cheryl Diuguid,...
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2011-11-14

Exclusive Interview with Mr. Xu Hong, Deputy General Manager of LEELEDS: Aim to become the Best Supplier of the Smart Lighting Control System Solution

LEELEDS, a member of Leedarson Lighting made a splendid appearance with its smart lighting solution at the 2011 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. The solution enabled consumers to completely control their lighting with the ability to remotely turn lights on and off, and dim them in a wireless way. It turned the smart lighting system into a smart energy management solution for residential or commercial lighting thus drew wide attention from the industry and media. LEDinside therefore made an exclusive interview with Mr. Xu Hong, Deputy General Manager of LEEL...
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2011-09-09

Interview with Tsinghua Tongfang Vice President Liang-hai Wang: Tongfang Opto a Vertically Integrated LED Chip Maker Possessing Overseas Market Share

Tsinghua Tongfang Company Limited, one of the most representative companies in China, has begun the establishment of its LED manufacturing base in Nantong in August, 2010 and started the production in August, 2011; over just one year, Tsinghua Tongfang has completed the first stage of the establishment comprising two plants and installed 16 MOCVD equipment, which is expected to be 48 and in place for production by the end of 2011. Tsinghua Tongfang’s excellent progress and considerable investment have made a splash in the market. How does Tsinghua Tongfang succee...
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2011-08-11

High-Quality LED Adhesive is Key to Cost Reduction: Interview with Henkel Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Manager Kent Lu

LED Industry Has Entered the Mass Production Stage but How to Reduce Cost and Improve Quality?   LEDinside conducted an interview with Kent Lu, the Regional Marketing Manager of Henkel Asia Pacific. With abundant experiences in the Asian Market and the industrial material industry under his belt, Mr. Lu was able to shed light on the development of the LED adhesive market and analyze how manufacturers redefine their LED lighting products, optimize the manufacturing process, and reduce the total cost with adhesives of various levels and traits. K...
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2011-08-08

Becoming the Backbone of Lighting Companies: Exclusive Interview with Tridonic’s Roland W. Koch, Ph.D.

Due to the trend in 2011, the new generation of LED light equipment requires better light quality control systems and higher energy efficiency. With the solidification of industry specifications and standards, what will unfold in the future of LED lighting? LEDinside conducted an interview with Roland W. Koch, Ph.D., industry expert and the Global Sales Manager of Tridonic. With abundant experience in the American, European, and Asian markets under his belt, he was able to shed some light on both the development of driver ICs and LED controllers and pressing issues regarding LED control system and LED light product criteria.
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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