Strategies Unlimited announces sixth annual Strategies in Light conference

Strategies Unlimited (Mountain View, CA), the highly-regarded LED market research company, is pleased to announce that its sixth annual Strategies in Light conference - "Charting New Directions in High-Brightness LEDs" - will be held February 7-9, 2005, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel in Burlingame, California.

The rapidly growing high-brightness LED industry continues to attract worldwide participation as the market expands in all regions of the globe. With growth rates averaging 44% over the past three years, the HB LED market has outpaced all other semiconductor and optical component markets. Attendees at Strategies in Light 2005 will learn about the latest developments in HB LED markets, applications, products, and regional activities.

According to conference chair Robert Steele, Director of Optoelectronics at Strategies Unlimited, "This is a time of rapid change in the HB LED industry, with many new suppliers coming into the market, especially in Asia, and several exciting new application opportunities beginning to emerge. We believe that Strategies in Light is the ideal venue to share the latest information on these developments."

Presentations at Strategies in Light 2005 will focus on some the major applications of current interest to the HB LED industry, including backlights for large LCD displays, automotive lighting, LED video screens, lighting for aircraft, and a variety of solid-state lighting applications.

Trends in the LED supply in Asia, including Taiwan, Korea and China will be examined, and a panel discussion by major LED suppliers will address the outlook for the HB LED industry over the next five years. In addition, Strategies Unlimited, the world's premier provider of market research on this subject, will present a market status update and forecast.

Speakers from major LED suppliers, application developers, and supporting materials and equipment providers will be featured, including: Lumileds Lighting, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Cree, Highlink Technology, Formosa Epitaxy, Toyoda Gosei, Lighthouse Technologies, SloanLED, Lamina Ceramics, North American Lighting, and LumiDrives, among many others.

Pre-conference workshops will focus on optical system design for LEDs, and LED driver design and application.

Industry and media sponsors to date include Aixtron, VS Optoelectronics, Instrument Systems, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Veeco Instruments, Rubicon Technology, Compound Semiconductor magazine, III-Vs Review, and Laser Focus World magazine..

Strategies Unlimited, founded in 1979, specializes in market research reports, custom studies, and conferences directed at the optoelectronics, optical communications, photovoltaic, compound semiconductor material, and RF/microwave components industries.

For more information on the conference or on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tim Carli, Strategies Unlimited's Sales Manager, at 1-650-941-3438, ext. 23.

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