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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2010-10-29

Exclusive interview with Professor Shuji Nakamura, inventor of the first high brightness gallium nitride (GaN) LED

The global LED industry is in a constant a flux, with breakthrough innovations in lighting design and technology. To gain more insight on future prospects of the LED industry, LEDinside recently conducted an exclusive interview with Professor Shuji Nakamura, inventor of the first high brightness gallium nitride (GaN) LED, a revolutionary source of light which won him the 2006 Millennium Technology Prize, the engineering equivalent of a Nobel Prize.
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2010-10-28

GE – at the forefront of innovation and industry transformation

GE – at the forefront of innovation and industry transformation Interview with Tomoaki Kimura, General Manager of LED – Asia at GE Lighting As global LED industry is blooming with increasing awareness toward energy efficiency, LEDinside recently interviewed Tomoaki Kimura, General Manager of LED – Asia at GE Lighting to gain insights on his perspectives toward future developments in this industry.
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2010-10-25

Veeco’s CEO John Peeler highlights approaches to becoming the leading MOCVD equipment supplier

At the 7th China International Forum for Solid State Lighting, John R. Peeler, Chief Executive Officer of Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO), announced a significant expansion of Veeco's Asia presence in order to better support the rapid growth of the LED industry and the needs of its customers.   LEDinside recently attended Veeco’s 2010 MOCVD User Group Meeting to learn more about Veeco’s approaches to achieving the company’s objectives.  
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2010-10-05

Interview with The rising star of the LED industry — Applied Quantum Bright Technologies

During the past few years, there was an expectation in the industry for LED to replace all traditional lighting; therefore the projection of the market size was huge. For example, there are 800,000 units of mercury vapor street lamps in Taiwan that needed to be replaced. Taking into account the high pressure sodium lamps, more than 1.5million lamps have yet to be replaced, in Taiwan alone.
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2010-05-31

Exclusive Interview with Neo-Neon President Ben Fan: the Retail Price of a 7W LED Light Bulb is set at 50 RMB

Compared with 2009, the LED lighting market has become more and more heated. Like the gleam of the morning's first beam, the global LED lighting promotion began in 2010, especially in developed countries like Japan and Europe where demand of LED lighting products surged rapidly. LEDinside has conducted an exclusive interview with Ben Fan, President of Neo-Neon Holdings Ltd.
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2010-04-08

Outlook for the MOCVD and LED market - Interview with Veeco’s Vice President Jim Jenson

To gain more in-depth understanding on the development of MOCVD equipment in the global LED market, as well as changes that the LED industry will face in the future, LEDinside recently interviewed Jim Jenson, Veeco's Vice President, in Shanghai, China. According to Jenson, lowering LED prices to stimulate market demand is the sure path to explosive growth in the LED market. One direct way to lower production costs is through upgrading the MOCVD equipment and technology.
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2010-03-04

Exclusive Interview with Cree’s General Manager of Business Development in China: Cree Chips for China

To learn more about Cree’s plan in the China market, LEDinside has recently visited Guoqing Tang, Cree’s General Manager of Business Development in China. During our interview, Tang emphasized that Cree pays great attention to the local China market and that “Cree chips for China” will be an important localization goal in 2010.
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2010-01-13

Everlight:One Stop Solution for the LED backlighting and lighting market

As the market penetration rate of LED-backlit LCD TVs gradually picks up, LED makers from Japan, Korea, Europe, Taiwan, and China are implementing their strategies in LED chips and LED package modules for LCD TV backlights. As for TV vendors, Korea’s Samsung and LG are very optimistic about the outlook for the LED market. Their projections of LED penetration in TV backlighting reflect high LED consumption. Furthermore, these two companies have their own LED chip and package capacities, and they outsource the unmet portion to Taiwan manufacturers.
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2009-12-31

China Solid State Lighting Alliance Deputy Secretary General Jun Ruan Elaborates on Cross-strait Cooperation in the LED industry

China Solid State Lighting Alliance has played an important part in the development of China’s LED industry. Yet, many are unfamiliar with the organization’s primary responsibilities and its role in the development of China's LED industry. LEDinside has conducted a special interview with Dr Jun Ruan, Deputy Secretary General of China Solid State Lighting Alliance to learn about the positioning of the organization and its actions in China’s LED industry, as well as the progress of the establishment of LED standards in China.
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2009-12-01

LED TV Exclusive Interview (3)- LG Electronics: 10 LED backlit TVs to be Launched in 2010 with Global Sales Target at 7.5 Million Sets

As the competition in the LED backlit TV market intensifies, Korean TV giant LG Electronics has introduced two LED backlight products with different types of backlight modules, namely, direct type and edge type; both ran out of stock soon after the launch. LEDinside has recently paid a special visit to Alex Chen, Product Assistant Manager of LG Electronics Taiwan, to discuss the features of LG’s LED-backlit LCD TVs and the development of the market.
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2009-11-10

ALT CEO James Liang: Where There Is Culture, There Is Demand for Lighting; High Power LED Lighting Products Will Be the Focus in 2010

Backlighting and general illumination are two major application fields of LEDs, with the former already adopted by the global leading providers of relevant products, while the latter holds significant business potential, though its development has not reached maturity. LEDinside recently interviewed James Liang, CEO of the lighting specialist, Aeon Lighting Tech (ALT), and invited him to analyze the possible development of the LED lighting market in 2010, based on his expertise in High Power LEDs.
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2009-10-21

Exclusive Interview with VisEra’s CEO J.J. Lin: Wafer Level Silicon-based Package is A Milestone of LED Package Technology

The launch of 8” wafer level silicon-based LED package technology by VisEra Technologies Company is regarded industry wide as the latest breakthrough of high power LED package. Apart from innovative technologies, VisEra also stands at the center of attention due to TSMC’s sub-investment therein.
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2009-10-07

Exclusive Interview with VEECO’s General Manager of Greater China - Justin Wang: Phenomenal Growth Momentum of the Chinese Market in the Coming Year

Widespread application of LED backlight in LCDs has led to a short supply of upstream chips in 2009. As a result, chipmakers are actively expanding production capacity and making large-scale equipment purchases, witnessing industry-wide prosperity.
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2009-09-30

LED TV Exclusive Interview (2) - Lite-On: The Light Guide and Heat Dissipation Technology Will Be the Key to the Future of LED TV

Apart from lighting, LED backlight unit (BLU) applications are another driving force for the growth of LED market. The adoption of LED backlighting in medium and large-sized LCD panels has become more promising since Samsung first introduced the term “LED TV.”
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2009-09-30

LED TV Exclusive Interview (1) - Samsung Taiwan: The Developing Trend of LED-backlit TV Design in the Future

Samsung LED TVs have taken the world by storm. To keep up with their sales, Samsung is now aggressively increasing its procurement of LED backlit panels. According to survey, Samsung’s LED panels currently account for around 60% of the global output of such panels. Its efforts in LED TV field has significantly attributed to the promotion of LED back-lit TVs to be tomorrow’s market mainstream and also pushing the LED industry forward.
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2009-08-04

AIXTRON: The 4 Inch MOCVD Equipment to Be the Mainstream in 2010

Interview with Dr. Christian Geng, Vice President Greater China, General Manager AIXTRON Taiwan and Mr Bernd Wachtendorf, Director of Operations: Encouraged by lower sapphire substrate price, the 4 inch MOCVD equipment is expected to become mainstream next year.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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