SEOUL, Korea — January 31, 2011 — Amidst the backdrop of a growing global LED industry estimated at $100 billion and a local market projected to grow to 15 trillion Won by 2015, LED Korea 2011, held last week in Seoul, opened to increased attention and attendance. The event, organized by SEMI Korea and co-located with SEMICON Korea for the fifth time, is the largest exhibition in Korea focused on LED manufacturing and serving the solid state lighting (SSL) supply chain.
LED Korea 2011 featured 60 exhibiting companies, displaying the newest technology and latest products that will lead the next generation of the LED market. International companies, including Aixtron, Veeco, and Kulicke & Soffa, took part in the event. Major local firms in the exhibitor list included TSE, Mirtec, Top Engineering, and QMC. Combined attendance with SEMICON Korea is estimated to have exceeded 25,000.
The LED Workshop on January 27 presented the current status of the lighting and display market— covering materials to end-user applications including consumer electronics, lighting, medical equipment, automotive and other commercial products. The region’s leaders in LED shared strategies for the industry’s further development while also covering hot topics such as LED application products standardization, technical issues and development of LED lighting, and LED-IT convergence technology in Korea.
Next year’s LED Korea will feature a special session on environmental and safety related matters with the help of Taiwan’s LED Industry Association. LED Korea 2011 will offer an exclusive 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. SEMI is also involved in LED Standards and produces an Opto/LED Fab Watch (quarterly database).
For more information on LED Korea, visit the LED Korea website (Korean: www.led-korea.org/ko/index.htm; English: www.led-korea.org/en/index.htm). For more information about other SEMI involvement in LED manufacturing, visit: www.semi.org/en/IndustrySegments/LED
SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. 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.
Deborah Geiger/SEMI HQ
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