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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.

Taiwan has witnessed an upsurge in creative wood art in recent years, as seen in the plethora of wooden lighting products at creative woodworking exhibitions.

Wooden Lamps: Natural and Rustic Meet Stylish and Modern

Wood is re-emerging as one of the most fashionable materials in lighting product today

Sep 12, 2014

By MICHELLE HSU Wood is one of the most ancient of materials. But until recently, it was rarely used in lighting products. Today's new generation of energy-efficient lighting seems especially incongruent with wood due to its high-tech nature. In fact, though, wood has been making a splash in new lighting products displayed at creative woodworking exhibitions in Taiwan. With ingenuity, light...

Edison is one of Taiwan's major upstream chip suppliers.

International Lighting Market Continues to be Rosy

Taiwan's LED suppliers hope auto-light niche will help upgrade their profit margins

Sep 10, 2014

By MICHELLE HSU The outlook for the international lighting market is bright, and Taiwanese manufacturers are well positioned to take advantage of the rosy prospects. Many of the island's lighting companies with their sights set on the mainland Chinese market, such as the LED lighting manufacturers Everlight, Epistar, Lextar, Genesis Photonics, Edison, and LedLink Optics, displayed how the plan...

Michael Yang, manager and chief desiger in Lextar Electronics Corp.'s lighting product design department

Design Awards Differentiate Lextar from the Competition

The future is bright for this company's innovative lighting solutions

Sep 04, 2014

By KEN LIU In July this year the Taiwanese LED heavyweight Lextar Electronics Corp. won an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the United States for its intelligent "PANDORA"pendant. Michael Yang, manager and chief designer in the company’s lighting product design dept., says the award once again shows that his firm’s innovative designs meet the need of end users. The PANDOR...

Malaysian exhibitors showed off their products in a national pavilion.

Buyers Shop for Energy-saving Lamps at Spring HK Int'l Lighting Fair

Visitors from around the world look for efficiency and innovation in lighting products

May 14, 2014

By KEN LIU A total of 10,097 buyers from 112 countries and regions eagerly shopped for energy-saving lighting products, especially LED lamps, that were displayed by 1,081 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) 2014, which was held on Apr. 6-9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The number of exhibitors was up...

TLFEA Chairman Steven Lin: "China could become the world's fastest growing market for smart cities, which is something that Taiwan's lighting industry should take heed of."

Smart Lighting Challenges Industry to Embrace New Business Models

Information management and people-oriented design will be the make-or-break factors in the emerging market for smart lighting.

May 07, 2014

By MICHELLE HSU The increasingly close ties between lighting industries across the Taiwan Strait were in the spotlight at the Taipei International Lighting Show (TILS) held in late March this year. The show featured a special cross-strait lighting industry forum on life applications of emerging smart lighting technology, hosted by Steven Lin, chairman of the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Asso...

Everlight Chairman Robert Yeh estimates the Everlight-Epistar team to unseat Nichia as world's No. 1 LED Maker soon.

Everlight, Epistar Team Poised to Unseat Nichia as World's No.1 LED Maker

Apr 03, 2014

Chairman Robert Yeh of LED packager Everlight Electronics believes that the team made up of his company and chipmaker Episar Corp. is likely to dethrone Nichia Corp. soon as the world’s No.1 LED maker by revenue. Currently, the two companies are the world’s No.1 LED packager and chipmaker, respectively, by production capacity. Last year their combined revenue of NT$47 billion (US$1.5 billion a...

Taiwan's LED makers report mixed results for January 2014

Taiwan's LED Makers Report Mixed Biz Results for Jan. 2014

Feb 24, 2014

Revenues for this January showed unevenness among Taiwan’s LED makers, with some gaining and others losing from the previous month. Companies that posted gains include Lextar Electronics Corp., Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd., Genesis Photonics Inc., Edison Opto Corp., and Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), with underperformers being Epistar Corp. and Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. Gaine...

The rise of green buildings is expected to fuel demand for green lighting.

Green Lights for Green Buildings

The trend towards eco-friendly building design is welcome news for both the earth and green product manufacturers

Feb 18, 2014

By MICHELLE HSU From typhoons and floods to global warming, Mother Nature is making her ire over ecological destruction felt with increasing intensity. Countries around the world are heeding the message with redoubled attention to environmental protection, increasingly in the form of green building design. The green movement has spread to a range of product categories that now balance the pul...

Taiwan's LED makers expect booming business into 2014.

Taiwan's LED Industry Foresees Prosperous 2014

Jan 28, 2014

Robert Yeh, chairman of LED maker Everlight Electronic Co., Ltd., announced at the company’s Jan. 19 yearend banquet that its earnings for 2014 will be better than 2013’s estimate of NT$3.5 per share while projecting the company’s revenue for 2014 to rise 25% year on year. According to the LED packager's executives, major growth drivers for the company’s 2014 revenue are LED lighting, LED inf...

Taiwan's LED industry regains global lead in 2013

Taiwan's LED Industry Regains World's Top Place With Unmatched Revenue

Jan 27, 2014

Taiwan regained the global lead as LED-components supplier in 2013 with estimated revenue of US$4.8 billion, up 5% from 2012’s US$4.6 billion, according to the nonprofit Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) of Taiwan. The association recently released its study of the global photonics industry, which encompassed photovoltaic, image sensor & optical I/O device, optical-fi...