Strategies in Light unveils program details for 2007

Strategies Unlimited will host its eighth annual business-oriented conference and exhibition on high-brightness LEDs on February 12-14, 2007 in San Jose.

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Strategies in Light 2007, whose theme is “LEDs - Pushing the Boundaries of Lighting,” will provide insight into the rapidly developing market for LED lighting, backlights for LED displays, and automotive headlamps, as well as other major trends in applications, markets, products, and technologies that will affect the industry’s future.

Featured speakers include:
• Keynote speaker, Neal Hunter from LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc
• Ruedi Hug from LEDON Lighting
• Bob Karlicek from Luminus Devices
• Michael Siminovitch from California Lighting Technology Center
• Cary Eskow from Avnet Electronics Marketing, LightSpeed

Also senior level executives from Canaccord Adams, Color Kinetics, Cree, DisplaySearch, EDG Research and Consulting, Formosa Epitaxy Corporation, Honeywell Lighting Center of Excellence, International Finance Corporation, Lynk Labs, Nichia, Philips Lumileds Lighting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Schefenacker Vision Systems, Underwriters Laboratories, and the US Department of Energy and will be presenting.

A special panel discussion will address technology roadmaps for high-brightness LEDs, centered on performance projections made by the US Department of Energy. Updates will be provided by leading LED manufacturers on current performance achievements and likely performance trends in the future.

Additional subjects to be addressed in other conference sessions include LED video screen market trends, the potential for LED lighting in developing countries, technology developments in photonic lattice-based LEDs, and the status of standards development for solid-state lighting.

In addition, Bob Steele, conference chair and renowned industry expert and forecaster from the market research firm Strategies Unlimited, will present the HB LED Market Overview and Forecast.

Current sponsors and exhibitors include the following companies: Aixtron, American Bright LED, Asahi Spectra, Bayer Material Science, CAO Group, Inc., Cotco, Dow Corning, Heatron, Instrument Systems, Intematix, KLA Tencor, Labsphere, Lambda Research, NuSil, Optronic Laboratories, Osram, Shin-Etsu, SphereOptics, TT Electronics/Optek Technology, and Veeco.

As an additional feature, Strategies in Light 2007 will offer four pre-conference workshops:
• LED Component and System Reliability
• Thermal Management of LED Systems
• Navigating the Intellectual Property Minefield
• Design Principles for LED Lighting Systems
These workshops will include presentations from: RPI’s Lighting Research Center; Visioneered Image Systems; Color Kinetics; Honeywell Lighting and Electronics; Heatron; Flomerics Inc.; H.C. Starck; Canaccord Adams; Bridgelux; Wolfe, Greenfield and Sacks; Goodwin Procter; Breault Research Organization; and Fraen Corporation.

For further information on Strategies in Light 2007, please contact Luba Hrynyk at lubah@pennwell.com, or visit us online at www.strategiesinlight.com for conference updates and registration information.

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