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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


Bright market forecasts for 2014 have inspired Taiwan's LED makers to accelerate their market push.

Taiwan LED Makers Ramp Up for a Strong 2014

Jan 15, 2014

Bright forecasts for the LED lighting market in 2014 have inspired LED makers LiteOn Technology Corp., Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., and Epistar Corp. to ramp up promotions of competitive products. According to market consultant LEDinside, an estimated 1.3 billion LED lamps will be shipped worldwide in 2014, up 68% from 2013. The Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan governm...


LED industry on the two sides of the Taiwan Straits reshaped in 2013 through intensive consolidations

LED Indsutry in Taiwan and China Swept by Restructuring in 2013

Jan 15, 2014

Looking back at the development of the LED industries in Taiwan and China throughout 2013, industry executives generally paint a picture of the Law of the Jungle, with restructuring taking the form of big players encroaching on territories of weaker competitors, similar players banding against primary competitors, and struggling manufacturers choosing to exit. Market consultant LEDinside feels...


Taiwan's LED bulb makers cut prices to boost market scale.

Taiwanese LED Bulb Makers Cut Prices to Boost Demand

Jan 09, 2014

With Cree cutting prices of its 60W and 40W replacement LED bulbs by at least 70% as of November 2013 from the same month of 2007, Taiwan’s LED bulb makers are struggling to follow suit to shore up shipment volume, sparking buzz that in 2014 household LED lamps will become major revenue generator for them. Industry executives say the island’s LED makers involved in bulb manufacturing include p...


source: Epistar

Chip Shortage in the West May Spell Windfall for Epistar

Jan 06, 2014

Lighting-fixture heavyweights in the United States and Europe searching for LED chips in Asia to offset inadequate in-house LED device productions are approaching Taiwanese maker Epistar Corp., the world’s No.1 blue-chip maker by quantity. Acuity, Cooper, Hubbell, and Philips together command half of the North American lighting fixture market. Acuity, Cooper, and Hubbell do not have in-house ...


C.F. Lin and the plaque praising his company's achievements in the development of patented products.

Taiwanese Lighting Executive Optimistic About the Industry's Future

C.F. Lin: Manufacturers need to form partnerships for mutual assistance

Dec 20, 2013

C.F. Lin, chairman of the Cross-Strait Lighting Committee of the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), recently brightened up a committee meeting by making such comments as “The lighting business is better in 2013 than in 2012”; “Almost every Taiwanese manufacturer in this line has grown this year”; and “LED lighting still has 15 years of space for development.” These statements ref...


The Wind God Temple has been transformed into the first “Temple of Light” in Taiwan.

Temple of Light Creates New Domain for Lighting Applications

Through lighting design, the “Temple of Light” illuminates the harmonious beauty of a historic shrine

Dec 20, 2013

The “Temple of Light,” a result of collaboration between Tainan City Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Coretronic Culture and Arts Foundation (CCAF), formally lit up in mid-September, 2013 year after two years of planning and preparation. The Temple of Light is actually the historic Wind God Temple, the only shrine in Tainan devoted primarily to the worship of the Wind God, transfo...


The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion's displays are intelligently designed in a corridor form.

Taiwan Excellence Pavilion Highlights Innovation and Design Aesthetics

Today, the emphasis has shifted to soft economic innovation to create momentum for Taiwan's new industrial development

Dec 20, 2013

Anyone traveling along section three of Zhongshan North Road in Taipei recently would certainly have noticed that there is a new addition to the buildings clustered in the flower, art, and culture area which includes Flower Expo Park, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and Zhongshan Soccer Stadium. The new addition is a white-walled structure in front of the arts museum, with faintly discernible large glas...


Bir-jen Wu holding an LED bulb from NYPI's automated line.

Automation Drives Up Nanya Photonics' LED Bulb Sales

Oct 04, 2013

Nanya Photonics Inc. (NYPI), an LED subsidiary co-owned by the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) and Epistar Corp., saw LED light bulb orders nearly double in the first half of this year relative to the second half of last year mostly thanks to automated assembly, reportedly the world’s first. The line will turn out 4 million bulbs with consistent quality a month, motivating retailers to raise or...


Tarn is confident of TSMC SSL's competitiveness.

Unique Technology And Integration Sharpen TSMC SSL's Competitive Edge

Young company shoots for the top in the LED lighting industry

Oct 04, 2013

Dr. Jacob Tarn, president of TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd. (TSMC SSL), is confident that his company will soon achieve to a top position in LED lighting despite its relatively late entry into the industry. It was founded by semiconductor foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. only in 2011. Tarn’s confidence is based on his company’s unique processing technology and highly integr...


Vice President Wu Dun-yi (third from left) presided over the opening ceremony with industry executives.

Photonics Festival 2013 Draws 9.1% More Attendees

Sep 05, 2013

During its June 18-20 run, the Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2013, inaugurated in 1984, drew over 33,000 attendees and buyers, up 9.1% from the 2012 event, to visit 650 exhibitors in over 1,500 booths at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, run by the semi-official Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). According to show organizer, the non-profit Photonics Industry & Technology Develo...