LED Korea 2012 to Showcase Latest Technology Trends, Applications and Manufacturing Solutions for High-Power LEDs

SEOUL, Korea — January 25, 2012 — Global leaders in LED manufacturing, technology and applications will convene at LED Korea 2012 to discuss the latest market trends, R&D developments, customer needs, equipment solutions and advanced materials.  Co-located with SEMICON Korea (in Seoul, February 7-9), the sold out exhibition will include a two-day conference with speakers from leading LED companies including Samsung LED, LG Innotek, Veeco, Korea Polytechnic University, Hanyang University, ETRI, Dow Electronic Materials, and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, and more.  Presentations will include the latest developments in 8-inch GaN on silicon, advanced LED packaging, laser scribing, epitaxial processes, advanced materials, and quantum well design.

To meet the growing need for display backlighting and solid state lighting, global LED manufacturing capacity is expected to reach two million wafers in 2012 (4” equivalent per month), a 27 percent increase over 2011. Korea is one the global centers of advanced high-power LED products with 20 percent of the world’s capacity.  From 2010 through 2012, Korean spending on LED fab equipment is estimated to exceed $1.3 billion.  Korea leads the world in LED backlighting for TVs and is expected to be among the leaders as the industry pivots towards solid-state lighting applications.

The event brings together worldwide and regional leaders in LED to share strategies for the industry’s further development while also covering hot topics such as LED front-end and back-end manufacturing, Test and Measurement, Solid State Lighting, OLED Lighting, Materials, and SEMI HB-LED Standards. On Tuesday, the conference provides insights on Front-end and Back-end LED manufacturing.  In the Front-end session, presenters represent SEMI, Iljin Display, Veeco, Samsung LED, and LG Innotek, while Back-end presenters include speakers from Sangji University, Lumens, and ESI.  For the Test and Measurement session, presenters represent Etamax, QMC, ESI, and TSE.

Wednesday’s sessions include:

  • Solid State Lighting: with speakers from Posco, OREL, Mavericks, ICE PIPE, and Korea Polytechnic University
  • Innovative Technology: with presenters from Korea Polytechnic University, ETRI, Veeco, Hanyang University, Brewer Science, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, and Synopsys Korea   
  • OLED Lighting: with speakers from DMS and ETRI
  • Materials: with presenters from Dow Electronic Materials and Tokai Carbon Korea
  • SEMI HB-LED Standards: with presenters from SEMI and SILIAN

The event is an opportunity for exhibitors and participants to demonstrate their new products and technologies, expand their business abroad through supply chains, and ultimately gain competitive edge and stronger foothold both in and out of the country.

LED Korea is one of the many successful LED events that SEMI holds around the globe at all its major exhibitions. Like other SEMI events, LED Korea features an extensive technical conference and many exhibitors highlighting the unique materials, process technologies, and solutions needed to design and manufacture advanced LEDs and lighting systems.

For more information on LED Korea, visit the LED Korea website (www.led-korea.org).  For more information about other SEMI involvement in LED manufacturing, visit: www.semi.org/en/IndustrySegments/LED

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Association Contacts

Deborah Geiger/SEMI HQ
Phone: 1.408.943.7988
Email: dgeiger@semi.org

Ha-Yeon Choi/SEMI Korea
Phone: 82.2.531.7804
Email: hchoi@semi.org

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