"What's Next for LEDs?" at LED Taiwan 2015

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LED Taiwan, opening today at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, is Taiwan's only LED manufacturing-focused exposition. LED Taiwan (March 25-28) showcases LED production equipment and materials, epi wafers, crystals, packaging, modules, etc., as well as related technologies and manufacturing solutions. Organized by SEMI and TAITRA, LED Taiwan is the country's most influential LED exhibition where manufacturers unveil their products, technologies, and solutions. The Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) and Taiwan Solid State Lighting (TSSL) are co-located at LED Taiwan. This combination exhibition platform provides both attendees and exhibitors the world’s most comprehensive view of solid state lighting technology and products, from manufacturing to applications.

As countries across the globe embrace the use of LED lighting, renewed capital spending and capacity increases are foreseen for both 2015 and 2016.  According to the quarterly SEMI Opto/LED Fab Forecast on HB-LED front-end fabs, 2015 LED wafer fab equipment spending will rise approximately 24 percent to nearly US$1.5 billion in 2015, which will boost epitaxy capacity this year. Investment momentum is expected to continue in 2016 with $1 billion spending in front-end LED epitaxy and chip facilities.

Attendees at LED Taiwan 2015 will find solutions and technologies — from hardware, materials, parts, manufacturing, and inspection to test for component manufacturing and encapsulation and thermal dissipation. With a combined 337 exhibitors showcasing their latest developments in LED component technologies, LED manufacturing processes and display lighting applications in 898 booths, the three-in-one, industry-specific event is expected to attract over  20,000 visitors from across the world for the four-day event.

At the LED Executive Summit today (March 25), themed “What’s Next for LED?,” presenters from Cree, EPISTAR, OSRAM Opto, Philips Lumileds, with special video greetings from Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Nobel Prize in Physics Winner 2014. They will share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in the LED industry.

The LED Taiwan TechXPOT sessions include:

  • March 25: “Manufacturing Equipment and Materials” track includes speakers from: Advanced International Multitech, Aixtron, DISCO, Dow Corning, Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (AMEC), SEMI, Alinc Taiwan, and Sil-More Industrial.
  • March 26: “Sapphire and PSS” track features presenters from Advanced System Technology, EVG, Galaxy Technology Development, Meyer Burger, Monocrystal, Rigidtech, Sandvik Hyperion, Smooth & Sharp, and Yole.
  • March 27: “LED Advanced Technologies” track includes speakers from: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, ASM, Beijing NMC, Epistar, Everlight, Lextar, PlayNitride, and Yole.
  • March 28: “Smart Lighting and Automobile Lighting” track with presenters from Cree, Infineon Technologies Taiwan, and TSLC.

For more information on LED Taiwan, please visit: www.ledtaiwan.org (Chinese) or www.ledtaiwan.org/en/  (English).

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 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 Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit  www.semi.org


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