Tag Archives: Manufacturing


2020 PARADIGM SHIFT – Past / Present / Future

  • Is there a Paradigm Shift Coming?
  • Changing technologies
  • New materials
  • New policies


1750 - 2000 timeline


  • Total Penetration of LED Components for the Global Lighting Market is 14.4% [2011]
  • $1.8 Billion/$12.5 Billion

Global Lighting Market


  • 140 lumens/watt 220 lumens/watt
  • Solid state lighting [SSL] will comprise 70% of the global lighting market by 2020

Conventional Lighting / LED Lighting

  • Lack of standards for many components of the led package
  • Reliability of the led package impacts future growth

Manufacturing Costs

Top-10 vendors to occupy 69% of 2013 global LED lighting sales, says PIDA

The 10 largest vendors will together account for 69% of global LED lighting product sales in 2013, according to Taiwan’s Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

The 10 largest vendors and respective global shares are Philips 20%, Osram 15%, Panasonic 8%, Toshiba 7%, Cree 4%, Endo 4%, Zumtobel 3%, Koizumi 3%, Iris Ohyama 3% and Sharp 2%, PIDA indicated.

According to LEDinside, global LED lighting production value in 2014 will reach US$17.8 billion and corresponding shipments will increase 68% on year to 1.32 billion units. On-year growth in LED lighting sales volume in 2014 will be 72% in the North America market, 64% in Latin America, 69% in Europe and 86% in China, LEDinside said.

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Written by: Julian Ho, Taipei; Adam Hwang


3D printing revolution: Rethinking form

3D printing has already changed the game for manufacturing specialised products such as medical devices but the real revolution will come when designers start to rethink the shapes of objects.

3D printing removes the limitations of the manufacturing process from the equation, which means whatever can be designed on a computer can be turned into an object, 3D printing specialists say.

To really start using the technology to its full potential, designers and engineers need to imagine new products.

“You are almost unlimited as to the type of geometric complexity,” said Terry Wohlers, an independent analyst who advises companies on the 3D printing sector.

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Source: Reuters