2015-05-23

MLS to Launch US $1.67 LED bulb in Thailand

MLS is planning to release a new LED bulb that will be retailed at about half the price of existing products, said the company’s Marketing and Sales General Manager Lawrence Lin at an interview at LED Expo Thailand 2015.
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2015-05-22

Positive Developments in Thai LED Market

Even though the Thailand government is not too keen on issuing more incentives to support the local LED industry, there is still plenty positive market developments that manufacturers can be optimistic about.
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2015-05-22

Declining LED Product Prices Halt New Thai Government Incentives

Thailand Ministry of Energy has no intention of issuing new LED incenives for 2015, said Minister of Energy Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee in an exclusive interview with LEDinside at LED Expo Thailand 2015, which runs from May 21-24, 2015 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center.
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2015-05-21

LED Expo Thailand 2015 Positioned to Become Leading ASEAN LED Trade Platform

The four-day LED Expo Thailand 2015 lighting show organized by the Ministry of Energy, Electricity Generating Authority Thailand (EGAT), IMPACT Exhibition Management, MEX Exhibitions is positioned to becoming an exhibition platform for LED investors in the ASEAN region, said organizers.
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2015-05-06

Laser Diode Trends at OPIE’15

Many types of laser diodes (LDs) were displayed at OPIE’15, which took place last month in Yokohama, Japan. LD can be classified into gas laser, YAG lasers, semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade lasers and others.
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2015-05-05

IR and UV LED Developments at IR+UV Expo 2015

The second day of IR+UV Expo 2015 special forum that took place in late April in Yokohama, Japan started off with a semiconductor components for laser diodes (LD) and UV LED developments presentation by a senior researcher from Japan’s prestigious research institute, Riken.
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2015-05-05

Nitride Semiconductors Focuses on UV LED Chip and Package Efficiency

Nitride Semiconductors, the second global leading UV LED manufacturer, displayed its LED package, chip and module designs at IR+UV EXPO 2015 this year, which took place recently at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.
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2015-04-27

HP Lighting Provides Optimized UV LED Optic Design that Delivers Uniform Lighting Distribution According to Different Application System

Charles Wei, the Chairman of HP Lighting shed some light on UV LED product development trends and solutions in an exclusive interview with LEDinside at IR+UV EXPO 2015, which took place in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, from April 22-24, 2015.
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2015-04-23

Overview of OPIE’15

Top professional and technologically advanced manufacturers in laser, IR and UV sector attended OPIE’15, which took place at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan from April 22-24, 2015.
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2015-04-14

Innovative LED Headlight Designs at AMPA 2015

Taiwanese and Chinese LED automotive makers were displaying a lot more types of LED headlights at the 31st Taipei International Auto Parts and Accessories Show (Taipei AMPA), which ran from April 8-11, 2015 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Area A in Taiwan.
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2015-04-08

TILS 2015 Overview: Manufacturers Strive for Balance Between Cost and Efficiency

Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 organized by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA) successfully concluded on March 28, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-04-07

Epistar Launches LED Chips for Projectors

Epistar showcased for the first time LED chips for projectors at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 (TILS 2015) that took place in Taipei, Taiwan recently. The LED chips showcased could be applied in portable projectors, officially marking the company’s entry into the projector market. The company had developed the chips for several years, before commercializing the product and supplying it for client applications.
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2015-04-02

Top LED Chip Manufacturers Observations of LED Market Trends (Part 2)

Costs. That is the only thing LED chip manufacturers think about, and who can blame them? LED chip prices are expected to drop to 50 cents for a 1,000 lumen LED lamps in 2015, said Epistar Chairman B.J. Lee at 2015 LED Executive Summit hosted by SEMI at TILS 2015 in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. Moreover, manufacturers might be facing the challenge of raising LED efficacy to 3,000 lm/$ within two years. Tightening profits are spurring manufacturers to develop new technology to drive down costs.
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2015-04-02

Manufacturers Remain Divided About LED Substrate Technology

Leading LED chip industry experts had very different perspectives on GaN LED substrates at 2015 LED Executive Summit hosted by SEMI at TILS 2015 in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan recently.
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2015-04-02

Top LED Chip Manufacturers Observations of LED Market Trends (Part 1)

Intense market competition from Chinese manufacturers and deluge of LED suppliers on the market has made cost reducing strategies crucial for LED chip manufacturers’ survival. To cope in an increasingly low profit industry, LED chip manufacturers are developing more advanced and efficient LED chip technologies, finding cheaper chip materials, or exploring untapped niche markets. Representatives from global top LED chip manufacturers Epistar, Osram, Philips Lumileds (Lumileds), and Cree addressed these pressing issues recently at 2015 LED Executive Summit hosted by SEMI at TILS 2015, TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall.
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2015-04-01

Monocrystal Ready to Take on LED and Mobile Device Market

There are dozens of manufacturers in the global sapphire manufacturing market, but only tier one manufacturers are capable of supplying good quality sapphire ingots including Kyocera, Namiki, Monocrystal, DK AZTEC, USIO, Harbin Aurora Optoelectronics and Silan Opto. Leading sapphire manufacturers have launched production expansion plans to meet LED and non-LED market demands. LEDinside had an opportunity to interview Monocrystal Marketing Director Ludmila Zubova at TILS 2015 last week.
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2015-03-31

India LED Market Enters Exponential Growth Phase

India’s LED industry is undergoing dramatic changes, and is entering an exponential growth phase as more manufacturers jump in, said Deepak Loomba, Managing Director and CEO of De Core Nanosemiconductors during a New Critical Territory in Global Lighting Marketing forum last Thursday at TILS 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-03-27

Everlight Showcases Colorful Smart LED Streetlights at TILS 2015

Most of Everlight products highlighted at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 (TILS 2015) were for retail and office lighting applications, but it was its smart LED streetlight product that stood out the most at its booth.
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2015-03-26

Apple Watch Adds Uncertainty in Sapphire Industry

Developments in the sapphire industry might become more unpredictable with the launch of the sapphire display glass equipped Apple Watch, said a Yole sapphire specialist at a sapphire and patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) forum during second day of the Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 (TILS 2015), which runs from March 25-28 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-03-25

TILS 2015 Focuses on OLED Technology and LED Lighting Design Applications

Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 (TILS 2015) will be featuring its first OLED platform and a lighting design zone, said organizers during the opening ceremony at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall today.
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2015-01-20

Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Innovative Products at Lighting Japan 2015

Taiwanese LED manufacturers have set certain records at this year Lighting Japan 2015, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight recently. There were LED component and lighting manufacturers that were attending the show for the first time, and returning manufacturers.
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2015-01-19

Fusion of Traditional Japanese Elements in Modern Luminaire Designs at Lighting Japan 2015

Japanese indoor LED luminaires and designs were especially highlighted at the 3rd Design Lighting Tokyo expo. Two designated lighting display areas Proto Lighting and Next Lighting allowed designers and new manufacturers to display the latest lighting design products.
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2015-01-16

Lighting Japan 2015: OLED Lighting Market Introduces 3D Printing Technology

OLED lighting is finally being mass produced as manufacturers gain more market experience and prices fall. At the 5th Edition LED/OLED Light Expo, some commercialized OLED lighting applications include medical system lighting, a sector that has attracted a lot of attention from buyers.
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2015-01-15

Japanese Manufacturers Highlight High Bay Lights and LED Spotlights at Lighting Japan 2015

This year’s Lighting Japan continued to feature Asian LED technologies, material, equipment and lighting developments that the global industry has been closely following. The exhibition also featured next generation lighting designs including LED and OLED light sources. Some of the advanced application concepts were showcased in better exhibition locations.
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2015-01-14

Honored LED Industry Guests Attend Lighting Japan 2015 Open Ceremony

Top LED industry leaders attended the 7th Edition Lighting Japan 2015, which took place on Jan. 15, 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan.
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2014-11-24

Leading Thai LED Manufacturers R&D Target Package and Chip Technology

In general, Thai LED manufacturers at EcoLightTech Asia 2014, tend to import LED components from China before assembling and rebranding them as LED luminaires, which was consistent to earlier findings by LEDinside’s research team. The trade show ran from Nov. 12-14 in Bangkok, Thailand. Some ambitious players in the local Thai LED market are aiming to scale down reliance on imported components by establishing their own component production line.
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2014-11-21

Japanese LED Manufacturers Target Industrial Lighting in Thailand

Japanese LED manufacturers that attended EcoLightTech Asia 2014 recently in Bangkok, Thailand were mostly new players in the Thai LED lighting market. Of the four Japanese LED manufacturers LEDinside interviewed, three companies including Sharp had only been in the industry for one year.
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2014-11-20

Innovative Products at EcoLightTech Asia 2014 (Part 2: International LED Manufacturers)

In part one of EcoLightTech Asia 2014 Innovative Product guide, LEDinside addressed smart or innovative products displayed by Thai LED manufacturers. Here we will take a look at the interactive and smart LED products international manufacturers were showcasing at the lighting show that took place in Bangkok, Thailand recently.
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2014-11-19

Innovative Lighting Products at EcoLightTech Asia 2014 (Part 1: Thai LED manufacturers)

In the price sensitive Asian LED market, smart lighting products remain a field where only a few brave vendors have ventured into. The Thai LED lighting market was no exception, and only a handful of smart LED products were displayed at EcoLightTech Asia 2014, which took place recently in Bangkok, Thailand.
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2014-11-18

LED Product Trends at EcoLightTech Asia 2014

A distinctive trend in the Thai LED market reflected at EcoLightTech Asia 2014 was the lack of LED chip, driver and component manufacturers, and the overly dominant presence of LED luminaire manufacturers and traders.
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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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