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Over 16,000 attendees are expected to attend LED Taiwan, the most influential LED exhibition in Taiwan, organized by SEMI and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The International Lighting Show (TiLS) is co-located. Held at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall April 13-16 in Taipei, LED Taiwan features 748 booths (238 exhibitors) with a four-day program that features theme pavilions, industry forums, TechSTAGE and academic paper presentations. Every year over a thousand international buyers attend the event —where attendees make the connections needed to secure business opportunities by interacting with leading manufacturers, research consortia, and academia professionals.
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.
LED Taiwan 2016 added three new pavilions — LED Components, Smart Lighting Technology, and Power Device — to the two existing pavilions (High-Brightness LED and Sapphire) to address the LED market in an era of IoT. 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 R&D Centre, Rapitech, Rubicon and Wei Min Industrial ─ are showcasing their products in the exhibition to help local and foreign visitors understand the structure, manufacturing processes and technologies of Taiwan’s LED industry.
To enable innovation, events at TechSTAGE demonstrate 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.
As awareness about energy conservation increases and the market seeks better profits and opportunities, more companies are investing in power device R&D and production. LED Taiwan now also focuses on power devices this year. In addition to a special pavilion for the segment, LED Taiwan has organized a forum for vendors to discuss and understand trends and development concerning this technology.
As the LED market matures, 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, 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.
Each year, foreign buyers and leading manufacturers are invited to the exposition where various business matching events and 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.”
About LED Taiwan
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.
SEMI® connects more than 1,900 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped our members grow more profitably, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.