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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2011-06-20

Exclusive Interview with Mr. Xiaoning Lin, Deputy General Manager of Unilumin: LED Display Giant Makes Successful Performance in LED Lighting

The late Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2011 won supports from 2, 600 enterprises, including ESTO Lighting (Australia), General Electric (US), Osram (Germany), Philips (Holland), QSSI (US), Reggiani (Italy) and received visitors and exhibitor groups from Korea, Japan, Singapore, UK and the US. During the exhibition, LEDinside was honored to interview Mr. Xiaoning Lin, Deputy General Manager of Unilumin Technology Co. Ltd, who introduced their unique market strategy and sales channels which had led the Unilumin’s sales growth...
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2011-06-15

Exclusive Interview with Mr.Zhijiang Sun:Focus Lightings Adopts High-speed Strategy to Advance into White LED Applications Market

In recent years, China has seen the expansion of LED chip market and been gradually raising self-manufacturing degree. Meanwhile, the LED package industry, which is already widely established in China to a considerable scale, has also achieved a lot in LED lighting of commercial and residential space besides public space. LEDinside predicts that China’s lighting market will show more remarkable growth in public space and road lighting market along with the second implementation of “10,000 lights in 1,000 cities” project and incentive measures. As for the g...
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2011-05-30

LEDinside: LED Perspective from Hsiang-Jui Wu, General Manager of Advanced Lighting Solutions SBU, Opto SBG, Lite-On Technology

Lite-On Technology is the most experienced and largest optoelectronics supplier for the semiconductor industry. Since its establishment in 1975, it has been keeping the development and management of LED business, which is regarded as its core business. Lite-On has not only succeeded in enlarging its product scope but also presented remarkable performance in diversified LED application products. LEDinside is honored to have invited Hsiang-Jui Wu, General Manager of Advanced Lighting Solution SBU, Opto SBG, Lite-On Technology to share his experiences and achievements in LED package business of these years. 
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2011-05-26

LEDinside: LED Perspective from Mr. Feng-Ren Chien, Chairman of Formosa Epitaxy

Formosa Epitaxy is specialized in LED chip and wafer production, its product lines including blue, green, UV LED chips. Currently, Formosa Expitaxy is not only holding a significant role in the LED backlight market through joint-ventures with the downstream panel makers, but also actively tapping into the lighting market. Recently, it has further forged a strategic partnership with Mitsui&Co., LTD, one of the Japanese largest enterprises, receiving much attention from the LED market and industry. In the increasingly fierce competition in LED industry, Formosa Epitaxy has found out its outlets by means of joint venture and alliance.
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2011-05-18

LEDinside: LED Perspective from B.J. Lee, Chairman of Epistar

Epistar is a Taiwan-based professional LED chipmaker. In recent years, it has been quite active with a series of M&A and joint-venture strategies, making it the leader of Taiwan chipmakers. LEDinside is privileged to have invited B.J. Lee, its chairman to share Epistar’s business experiences and strategies.
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2011-05-04

LEDinside: LED Perspective from President & CEO of Everlight, Robert Yeh

  LEDinside: LED Perspective from President & CEO of Everlight, Robert Yeh Taiwan has built a strong LED landscape following the specialization model under the combined efforts of all LED makers. Everlight Electronics, the Taiwan-based leading LED package maker has not only successfully expand its product lines but also make remarkable achievements in the brand management and bidding markets. This is an honor for LEDinside to have invited Robert Yeh, President & CEO of Everlight to talk about the future development and strategies of Everlight.  
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2011-04-14

LEDinside: LED Perspective from Mr. Roland Chiang, Director of Delta Electronics' Solid-state Lighting BU

Delta Group, with 40 years of history in the manufacture, started its business from power management products. Over the years, it has expanded its business into relevant products such as power supplies and fans while having adopted the diversification growth strategy to provide total solutions. In recent years, Delta has actively invested in the green energy field and achieved good performance in respect to the solar power, electric vehicle and LED areas. LEDinside had the honor to interview Roland Chiang, Delta’s Director of Solid State Lighting Business Unit, and talk about its LED lighting market strategy and plan.
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2011-04-11

LEDinside: LED Perspective from Jason Wu, Chairman of Edison Opto

Aiming to become the leader of Taiwan’s LED lighting industry, Edison Opto has been committed to high power LED development over ten years. It has not only founded an LED component brand but also proposed Lighting Design Manufacturing Service (LDMS), the first integrated lighting service program of its kind in the industry to provide customers a series of lighting solutions. Besides, it has a unique insight into the channel management. LEDinside had the honor to invite Mr. Jason Wu, chairman of Edison Opto to talk about its product planning and channel strategy.
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2011-04-11

LEDinside: Exclusive Interview with Richard Distl, CEO of Instrument Systems

As the LED industry has become more mature, LED makers have been laying more emphasis on the chip quality. Due to the great amount of backlight applications in the LED industry and manufacturers’ increasing focus on the uniform light distribution, a lot of LED makers have encountered optical measuring problems. The field of LED lighting is now in dare need of better optical measuring equipment: with the increasing orders from Europe, America and Japan, clients not only focus on luminous efficacy but also stress more on the light uniformity, fidelity and color rende...
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2011-04-08

LEDinside: LED Perspective from Dr. David Su, Chairman of Lextar

Lextar is the only LED manufacturer in Taiwan that adopts a business model which includes up, mid, downstream production lines and product applications. LEDinside had the honor to interview Lextar’s Chairman Dr. David Su and talked about the vertical integration strategy, the future development of the lighting market and the development strategies in the Chinese market. Dr. Su also sheds light on the current development of Taiwanese LED industry.
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2011-03-17

Interview with Hajime Suzuki, Director of International Sales & Marketing at Reed Exhibition, the organizer of Lighting Japan

After visiting Lighting Japan 2011 exhibition, LEDinside gained vital insight into the definition of an excellent international exhibition: a comprehensive platform. How was Lighting Japan 2011 able to provide such a wide diversity of themes and contents? What does the future look like for exhibitions in the LED industry? LEDinside conducted an interview with Hajime Suzuki, Director of International Sales & Marketing at Reed Exhibition, the organizer of Lighting Japan, regarding the new trend in global lighting exhibitions.
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2011-02-14

Exclusive interview with Dr. Alfred Felder: Osram will continue to focus on the market of vehicle application, lighting and consumer electronics

Besides the fields of lighting and backlight, the LED demand has also increased in the emerging applications of vehicle, projector and flashlight in these years. LEDinside had the exclusive interview with Dr. Alfred Felder, the President and CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd., owned by Osram group, and discussed the major LED companies’ view about the future of LED industrial development, as well as the fields which would become the development direction in the future market.
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2011-02-08

The exclusive interview with the vice president of Kunshan Lutek: Win the world and create the high-quality LED lighting enterprise

LEDinside has recently visited Kunshan Lutek Industrial Co., Ltd., a company specializing in LED lighting products. In the interview, Mr. Fang, the vice president of Lutek, explains their efforts and achievements in Chinese and global market, and represents his trend forecast of LED market. Vice president Fang, Lutek Cooperation Vice president Fang indicates, Lutek Cooperation, engaged in high power LED street lights with single polycrystal and heat-dissipation casing, has independent thermal emission technology, thus establishing the strong position i...
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2010-12-24

Chairman of FOREPI, Mr. Feng-Ren Chien, Expects Canyang Optoelectronics Co. to Become the Biggest LED Epi Wafer Plant in China

The chairman of FOREPI, Mr. Feng-Ren Chien, indicated at an interview with LEDinside in Yangzhou that the MOCVD equipment owned by Jiangsu Canyang Optoelectronics Co. has reached 25 units by the end of 2010. While many LED Epi Wafer plants in China claimed their capacity goals without specific clients, Canyang Optoelectronics has ensured that there is a healthy outlet for their production capacity through successful vertical integration model. Hence, Chien is confident that by the end of 2011, the company will expand its capacity to 50 units, poised to become the largest foreign-invested LED Epi Wafer manufacturer in China.
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2010-12-17

Intervew with William Lee, President of Kingsun Optoelectronics: Uniform LED street light standards should be established

With strong support from China’s government in several LED street lighting projects, the LED lighting market holds tremendous business potential in the country and abroad. At the 7th China International Exhibition And Forum on Solid State Lighting (CHINA SSL 2010), LEDinside recently interviewed William Lee, President of the leading LED lighting company Kingsun Optoelectronics Co., Ltd, to learn about the company’s production capacity and the progress of LED street light standards.
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2010-12-07

Nata – the only independent supplier of MO Source in China which benefits the most from the shortage in upstream LED materials

Interview with Professor Bao Yuan Lv, Vice President, Marketing & Sales Department Manager at Jiangsu Nata Optoe
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2010-11-18

GT Solar to Enter the LED Market

The largest leading provider of equipments used to produce polysilicon and ingots, GT Solar, announced its intention to expand its business into the LED market. The company claims that it is currently in the process of working closely with select customers to test the Sapphire crystallization systems before proceeding to mass production, which is estimated to take place in 2011.
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2010-11-08

APT: Flip Chip Technologies Boost the High Power HB LED Market

LEDinside has recently conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Guowei Xiao, APT’s Managing Director, who explained why the price of APT’s high power HB LED chips goes against the price downtrend.
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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