malaysia\'s led manufacturers expand production to meet global demand
As global demand for LED continues to rise, Chinese product companies are either expanding this year or are manufacturing new LED test equipment and high brightness modules.
This is also the reason for Europe and China to phase out incandescent lamps.
Osram optoelectronic semiconductor (M)
Sdn Bhd has been expanding its LED chip production plant in Bayan Lepas, Penang, while the local public-
Listed LED companies such as global communications technology Bhd, Elsoft Research Bhd and MMS Ventures Bhd are producing a range of new highlighted LED modules, LED test equipment for high voltage LED and many more
This year\'s functional LED test equipment.
Dr. Roland Miller, general manager of Osram optoelectronic semiconductor, told StarBiz that Bayan Lepas\'s LED chip production plant is expanding to support China\'s demand for LED lighting.
\"China currently accounts for 35% of the global general lighting market and is expected to grow by 45% by 2020,\" he said . \" He said this in order to seize the opportunities provided by the Chinese LED market and decided to set up a new assembly facility in Wuxi. China will start assembling LED chips in Penang in 2013.
The use of led for home and commercial buildings, the automotive industry, industrial displays and consumer equipment will stimulate the growth of Osram optoelectronic semiconductors, Miller said.
\"There is a big market for consumer devices, but the market is shrinking as smartphone and tablet makers turn to organic LEDs.
Heng Huck Lee, chief executive of Globetronics Bhd, said the group is currently working with three US customers to develop bright LED modules.
\"We are now working on a commercial phase of production for multiple projects.
Color highlighted LEDs for green-house lighting.
He added that the group has no plans to move into the Automotive LED sector, which is still driven by the middle and low endpower LEDs.
\"We are still very concerned about high-
Power LED segment.
\"We plan to make some LED components for smartphones and tablets next year,\" he said . \".
ELSOFT Research Bhd has begun to build a 90,000 square foot facility on the company\'s existing website to meet the demand for LED testing and process processing systems in 2013.
\"We are preparing to manufacture LED testers who can test high-voltage LED that requires high-voltage power supply.
The new AC or DC high voltage LED requires a new tester to meet the test specifications, \"ceo c. Elsoft. E. Tan said.
By 2014, incandescent lamps will no longer be available in the domestic alternative market.
MMS Ventures Bhd md t. K.
Sia said the group is currently customizing more than 2012 for the second half of the year
Functional LED testing equipment capable of performing production process functions such as signal acquisition and classification.
\"The challenge now is to integrate more and more production processes into LED test equipment, which will help reduce the cost of LED production.
Japan and the United States have provided strong competition in many fields.
The functional LED testing equipment department, \"he said. A multi-
According to the integrated features and features, the price of the functional LED in the international market will be between $100,000 and $500,000.
\"First quarter of 2012 was slow, but we managed to get back to black compared to the same period the previous year.
\"In the LED market, everyone is still cautious because the price of the LED is still high due to raw materials and testing costs.
Meanwhile, See Keat Siang, chief executive of Sdn Bhd at QAV Technologies, said production of LED lighting would grow significantly in the second half of 2012.
National standards agency QAV (ANSI)
Certified companies at Bayan Lepas test LED products exported to the US and European markets.
In the home and business sector, there are 20 local LED companies involved in the assembly of LED lighting products, See said.