Taiwan’s Leading Lighting Manufacturers Attend LED Taiwan 2014, Co-Located with TILS
By SEMI Taiwan
As LED lighting solutions erode the market share of conventional fixtures, a thriving smart lighting sector suggests not only a technological leap but also a fierce battlefield for lighting manufacturers. LED Taiwan, the only trade show dedicated to LED manufacturers, was held alongside with Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS), manufacturers, from March 20 to 23, 2014 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall of Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC).
Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and jointly implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association, TILS 2014 shared the location with the annual LED Taiwan, co-organized by SEMI Taiwan and TAITRA. With a combined
327 exhibitors showcasing their latest developments in LED component technologies, LED manufacturing processes and display lighting applications in 847 booths, the two-in-one, industry-specific event attracted over 16,000 visitors from across the world for the four-day event.
While lighting market leaders such as Everlight, Delta, Epistar, Edison, Amko Solara and NYPI Lighting were on the TILS 2014 exhibitor list, this year’s LED Taiwan featured Hitachi Chemical, Matsuda Sangyo, Veeco, C Sun, SCHMID, Chang Wah, Advanced System, Aixtron and other industry heavyweights. Also, the updated specifications for LED light engines already published by Zhaga Consortium — a leading international organization for LED module standardization slated to make its LED Taiwan debut this year — was demonstrated alongside moldings or lighting fixtures developed in line with specifications by Philips, among other global giants, to underscore the significance of TILS as perceived by non-Taiwanese companies.
To facilitate technical exchanges and dialogue among the participating companies, a series of workshops and seminars were scheduled to coincide with this year’s TILS and LED Taiwan. For instance, distinguished professionals from around the world addressed crucial trends about smart lighting and relevant applications at the 2014 Taiwan Solid State Lighting (tSSL), with experts exploring the opportunities and challenges engendered by advanced LED technologies or applications at the LED Executive Summit.
At the LED Executive Summit, themed “LED for Solid State Lighting Application: Challenges and Opportunities,” and we were honored to gather Prof. Hao-Chung Kuo, National Chiao-Tung University, Mr. Ita Lin, associate vice president, EPISTAR, Mr. Alvin TSE, APAC Sales VP, Philips Lumileds, and Dr. Qian Sun, vice president, Lattice Power to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of worldwide LED industry.
Next year, LED Taiwan 2015 will create three new pavilions including OLED Manufacturing, Sapphire and Pattern Sapphire Substrate, and Secondary Equipment Service to fulfill increased requirements from the industry. For more information, please visit: www.ledtaiwan.org.
May 6, 2014