Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Straits Times: Taiwan tech lights up African homes

Schoolchildren in Africa reading their books using a solar powered LED lamp made by Goldenwell, a manufacturer of rechargeable lithium-iron batteries based in the Taiwanese city of Taichung. PHOTO: TAIWAN COUNCIL OF LABOUR AFFAIRS

Key points on LEDs industry extracted from the article:
1. The ability for LED technology to be assembled with other electronic components to help improve lives
2. Taiwan generated  NT$141.7 billion worth of LED products in year 2011 - becoming top producer and no. 3 in revenue.
3. Current world LED market was computed to be US$16.7 billion.
4. World LED market is expected to double to US$35 billion by 2014.

Reference:
The Straits Times Article by Lee Seok Hwai
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?sec=2&id=40277
http://article.wn.com/view/2012/09/24/Status_of_the_LED_Industry/

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