|Toyota showroom, Paris|
Tridonic Atco, a supplier of lighting components and LED lighting solutions based in Austria, is a subsidiary company of the Zumtobel Group, a leading lighting manufacturer.
Toyoda Gosei is a pioneer in InGaN LED technology and one of the foremost suppliers of high-brightness LED chips. Japan-based Toyoda Gosei, which also supplies automotive parts, is a subsidiary of the Toyota Group, which explains the location of the Lexedis launch event (see photo).
Lexedis, based in Jennersdorf, Austria, is now the competence centre for both parent companies in the field of solid-state light engines. The company has inherited a strong intellectual property arsenal in light conversion, chip architecture, packaging design and numerous other innovations.
Tridonic will continue to focus on chip-on-board LED technology, which has advantages in specific applications. The high-power LED packaging efforts carried out by Toyoda Gosei in Japan will now be centered at Lexedis, and the Japanese company will focus on its core competency in high-power LED chip technology. Lexedis will move into a purpose-built, fully-automated assembly facility in early 2006.
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