Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2009 creates a brave new Green world

June 2, 2009
Date Announced: 02 Jun 2009 Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2009, one of the most prominent photonics exhibition in Asia, will be held during June 10th to 12th 2009 at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, covering the spectrum of photovoltaic, LED, optics, and other photonic areas. With about 350 exhibitors and 800 booths filled in Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2009, the visitors are expected to reach 35,000 this year. The show is in conjunction with Display Taiwan 2009 to bring more vitality to the industry. The theme of this year’s Photonics Festival in Taiwan— Green Photonics— features the link between human life and photonic technologies as well as photonic technologies or products that are energy-saving, low-/non-polluting, or able to generate or conserve energy. The theme is represented through the specially-planned “Advanced Green Photonics Zone,” which includes biophotonics and showcases the related efforts such as photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and LED from Taiwan academia. Panel giant AUO will also introduce its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold-certified TFT-LCD facility. Other developments such as solar cars, LED fixtures, and the model of the World Games 2009 Kaohsiung’s Main Stadium will also be demonstrated during the three-day show.Some other featured exhibition areas include “Cross-Strait Photonics Show” and “Taiwan PV Industrial Cluster Zone.” This is the debut of Cross Strait Photonics Show in Photonics Festival in Taiwan. The organizer PIDA expects the show would serve as a platform for manufacturers from both Taiwan and China to establish connection for future business. On the other hand, Taiwan PV Industrial Cluster Zone which is organized by three major Taiwan science parks will represent Taiwan PV industry in miniature, which is definitely a must-see to know the strength of Taiwan PV industry. In addition, winners of the 12th Outstanding Photonics Products Award will be displayed in Theme Hall to showcase their innovative design and technological breakthrough.Key manufacturers in the industry will all attend this photonic event. LED leaders include Nichia, Cree, Dow Corning, Panasonic, Seoul Semiconductor, Optotech, Everlight, Genius Electronic Optical, LiteOn. In solar energy sector, key players of this year’s show include Oerlikon, Nisshinbo, Despatch, Edwards, and Everphoton Energy. Also, buyers and visitors from Spain, China, USA, and Taiwan governmental units will also join the big event this year.In addition to discussions on technological development and future trend, international conferences and seminars also put stress on “green” issues to echo to the theme this year. The 2009 Market & Technology Trend Conference accompanying Photonics Festival in Taiwan and Display Taiwan exhibitions features renowned speaker from all around the world. To name a few, for the 5th International Conference in LED Lighting Taiwan 2009, Dr. Robert Steele of Optoelectronics Strategies Unlimited is going to deliver “High Bright LED Market Overview and Forecast,” Matthias Winter from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will speak on “Light Source Technology for Micro Projection,” and Cree’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales Bob Pollock is going to share with the audience his thoughts on “Convention Fixture Replacements: Is SSL Ready Now?”.On the 3rd International Conference in Solar Taiwan 2009, Huey-Ching Yeh, Director-general of Bureau of Energy, MOEA is going to talk about “The Future Policies of Photovoltaic Systems in Taiwan,” Scheuten Solar’s Chief Executive Officer Frans van den Heuvel will deliver “Building Integration of PV from Solar and Glass,” and Seesun Yeh from DuPont Taiwan Ltd. is going to speak on “DuPont Portfolio of Innovative Materials for Photovoltaic Module.”Photonics Festival in Taiwan not only shows the strong performance of Taiwan photonics industry, but also provides an ideal promotion platform for global companies. Each year, more and more buyers from overseas have gathered in the exhibition hall to witness the advancement of the Taiwan photonics industry and to seize the business opportunities there. Therefore, PIDA will continue to fulfill its commitment to provide the best service to the industry, and make Photonics Festival in Taiwan a remarkable event that shines the photonic industry worldwide.

Simon Hwang Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association TAIWAN

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