Taiwan MOEA Strives to Include LEDs as Tariff Exempt Item in WTO Talks in May

Previously, LEDinside reported Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association had been striving to include LED lighting products as tariff exempt items at World Trade Organization (WTO) Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations.
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San’an Opto’s Headhunting Activities Irk Epistar Shareholder

A major Epistar shareholder has demanded for Chinese LED chip manufacturer San’an Opto to withdraw investments in the company, due to the Chinese company’s headhunting activities, according to a recent Economic Daily News report.
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San’an Opto Swaps FOREPI Shares to Acquire Stake in Epistar

Top Chinese LED manufacturer San’an Opto has swapped its shares in FOREPI for leading Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar shares, the Investment Commission of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Tuesday.
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Taiwan MOEA Promotes Solving Heat Dissipation Issues with AlN LED Technology

Countries across the world have been investing large amount of resources to cut carbon emissions, as energy prices continue to climb, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). According to statistics air conditioning and lighting systems consume the most energy in buildings. Replacing lighting with LEDs is the most commonly applied method, but LEDs have heat dissipation issues that can shorten the product’s lifetime and lower energy efficiency. These issues have affected users willingness to adapt LED lights.
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Cross-Strait Business Cooperative Talks to Touch Upon LED Next Quarter

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan announced recently a total of eight cross straight business cooperation conferences will be held this year, including automotive, LED, panel, and telecommunications. The conferences will begin in 2Q14, according to Economic Daily News.
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ITRI Backs Plan to form alliance to Build Intelligent LED Lighting Systems

Recently, J.H. Chang, manager of Technology Center for Service Industries under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), backed by an official contract to lay a solid foundation under the "intelligent LED mood lighting sector" in Taiwan within four years, organized approximately 13 Taiwan-based manufacturers from all segments of the LED-lighting industry to form an alliance.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE