LED Taiwan kicks off in grand style

LED Taiwan, the most influential LED exhibition in Taiwan, is organized by SEMI and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Opening at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei on April 13-16, the four-day event features theme pavilions, industry forums, TechSTAGE and academic paper presentations. The Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) is co-located. With 748 booths and 238 exhibitors demonstrating the local LED supply chains’ R&D capabilities, LED Taiwan is expected to attract over 16,000 visitors from Taiwan and internationally.

Research firm Strategies Unlimited estimates that the global LED packaging market had US$15.6 billion revenue in 2014. The market is expected to grow to US$22 billion by 2019, 45 percent from lighting applications. However, as the price of white LEDs continues to fall, new applications are regarded as the key to higher earnings. Prospects of niche-market applications like IR LED and UV LED look good, while automotive LED lights are becoming another important market with greater demand for high-power chips.

Five theme pavilions to fully demonstrate a complete LED industry chain

To satisfy the market’s demand for LED in an era of IoT, LED Taiwan 2016 will add three new pavilions — LED Components, Smart Lighting Technology, and Power Device — to the two existing pavilions High-Brightness LED and Sapphire. Leading players in the areas of LED equipment, materials, components and packaging ─ like Aurora Optoelectronics, Cree, Epileds, GlobalWafers, Han’s Laser, Lextar, an alliance of sapphire processing companies organized by the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre, Rapitech, Rubicon and Wei Min Industrial ─ will all showcase their products in the exhibition to help local and foreign visitors understand the structure, manufacturing processes and technologies of Taiwan’s LED industry.

Event to feature the results of innovation in five areas

To enable innovation and bring more energy to the local LED industry, TechSTAGE will be held as part of this year’s LED Taiwan event, showcasing Taiwan’s LED R&D capability in the areas of LED

Manufacturing Equipment & Materials, Power Device Technology, Sapphire Processing Technology & Application, LED Advanced Technologies, and Smart Lighting & Automobile Lighting.

Seeking more possibilities with innovative materials and power devices

As awareness about energy conservation increases around the world and the market seeks better profits and opportunities, more companies are investing in power device R&D and production. This has prompted LED Taiwan to focus on the hot topic of power devices this year, and in addition to a special pavilion for the segment, the event will also organize a forum for vendors to discuss and understand trends and development concerning this technology.

International forums to explore key issues in the industry

As the LED market is gradually maturing, companies in the industry are aggressively seeking new applications and “blue ocean” strategies. In addition to visible LED applications in back-lit display, mobile phones, lighting equipment and cars, more companies have invested in the development and production of invisible LEDs. While demand continues to diversify with a focus on custom-made applications, the ability to find new opportunities in this trend, improving competitiveness and innovation, will be the key to future success. The LED Taiwan 2016 Executive Summit will discuss future trends by exploring innovation, LED lighting/non-lighting opportunities, current challenges and strategies in the market. The IR and UV Summit will focus on IR and UV LED applications in wearable devices, medical appliances and measuring equipment in a bid to help participants get a quick grasp of latest trends around the world.

Integration of resources helps boost local LED industry’s global presence

LED Taiwan is made possible with the collaboration and resources from influential organizations in the industry, including SEMI, TAITRA, the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association and the Taiwan Optoelectronic Semiconductor Industry Association. Each year, foreign buyers and leading manufacturers are invited to the exposition where various business matching events, VIP luncheons and banquet meetings are arranged to help Taiwan vendors expand connections and secure business opportunities by interacting with the elite members of foreign industrial and academic circles.

“SEMI has many connections and resources in the area of LED manufacturing, and by working with the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association and TAITRA, we are able to organize LED Taiwan and TiLS at the same time, ” said Terry Tsao, president of SEMI Taiwan. “In addition to showing the world the robust ecosystem of Taiwan’s LED industry and attracting more foreign buyers, we also hope that innovative technologies and academic papers announced in the forums will help integrate industrial and academic resources. We want to create more opportunities for the LED industry and make Taiwan’s outstanding R&D capabilities visible to the world.”

LED Taiwan is the most influential LED exposition in Taiwan, showcasing LED production equipment & materials, epi wafers, crystals, packaging, modules, etc., as well as related technologies and manufacturing solutions. The Taiwan International Lighting Show is co-located at LED Taiwan as a multi-purpose event facilitating technology exchanges and procurement in the areas of LED and lighting. LED Taiwan was inaugurated in 2010, and in 2015, the event attracted buyers from over 68 countries and created more than US$13 million of business.

For more information on LED Taiwan, please visit: www.ledtaiwan.org/en/

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