Promate distributes Lumileds die in Taiwan, China

Date Announced: 07 Mar 2006

Philips Lumileds and Promate Initiate Distribution Agreement for LED Die in Taiwan and China

Addition makes it easier for customers to access IP Free LED Die


BEST, THE NETHERLANDS --- Philips Lumileds Lighting Company (Lumileds) and Promate Electronic Co., LTD. (Promate) announced today that Promate is now authorized for distribution of Lumileds' LED Die products in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

The addition of Promate will immediately extend Lumileds' market presence and provide increased support and services for customers in the region.

"Promate offers significant experience and competence in the Taiwanese electronic component and semiconductor markets. Promate's extensive sales resources and comprehensive distribution services are what initially attracted our attention," said Steve Barlow, VP of Sales for Philips Lumileds.

"Promate's FAE team, in house R&D and engineering capabilities will enable customers to confidently and rapidly develop new products and solutions using Lumileds' technology. This action further supports our customers' ability to acquire LED chips that are free from intellectual property issues so that their products can be distributed and sold worldwide."

"Lumileds TS die products are highly respected and field proven. Offering superior value and performance for customers," said Calvin Lee, President of Promate. "Our success and reputation have been established by delivering quality products and services to our customers and Lumileds' TS Die clearly deliver the performance for a wide range of applications."

Promate Electronics and Lumileds will work closely to continue to develop new opportunities that improve product functionality, performance and value through the use of solid-state lighting technology. Promate can be contacted via the web at www.promate.com.tw.

About Promate Electronic

Promate Electronic is an established semiconductor component distributor and leading provider of customised display solution. It is an authorised distributor of TFT LCD panels, video processing chips, linear ICs and wireless communication products within the IT, industrial communications and consumer electronics industries. With an industry-focused and knowledgeable technical team, Promate creates added value solutions for its customers, allowing customers to focus their core business and minimise time to market for new products. Promate has established a worldwide presence with offices and warehouses located in Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, Singapore and China, to provide continuous support for its customers.

About Philips Lumileds Lighting Company

Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the world's only high-volume manufacturer of power LEDs and a pioneer in the use of solid-state lighting solutions for everyday purposes including automotive lighting, camera flash, LCD televisions, portable lighting and general lighting. The company's patented LUXEON® Power Light Sources are the first to combine the brightness of conventional lighting with the small footprint, long life and other advantages of LEDs. Lumileds also supplies core LED material and LED packaging, and manufactures billions of LEDs annually. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in the Netherlands, Japan and Malaysia and sales offices throughout the world. For more information visit www.philipslumileds.com.

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