Unity Opto Partners with Sercomm to Develop Smart Lighting Modules

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Unity Opto Technology and Sercomm Corporation, a manufacturer of broadband and wireless networking equipment forged a partnership for smart lighting R&D. After Toshiba authorized Unity Opto as its distributor in Europe, the company expected to expand market presence in Europe in the future, projecting approximately 30% revenue growth in 2016.

Unity Opto nearly achieved a 28% growth at NTD 2billion (US $59.3 million) in the fourth quarter revenue compared to third quarter of 2015 (3Q15).

Although Q1 is usually the down time for manufacturers, financial institutes estimated that the company’s revenue could see slight growth in the first quarter of 2016.

In order to develop emerging market of LED industry, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) launches “LED Lighting Blue Sea Battleship Overseas Development Forum” on Jan. 20, 2016. ITRI is currently developing and promoting the emrging technology, including the visual light communications (VLC),

The forum aims to encourages.and enhance the conversation and collaboration of local manufacturers.

According to Jacky Weng , the company spokesman, Unity Opto is aiming at developing visual light communications (VLC) the bridges the application between LED lighting and telecommunications. Unity Opto is to cooperate with broadband and wireless networking solution provider Sercomm on smart lighting module. Sercomm is a manufacturer that focuses on power supply system, remote and near field communication (NFC), smart lighting system control.

Financial institutes in Taiwan estimate the large European order will spur the company revenue to grow 20% growth and generate more than NT $10 billion (US $304.7 million) in revenue.


(Translator: Emma Chang, Editor, LEDinside)

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