US firm to mass-produce LED products in PHBy Doris C. Dumlao
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—US-based optoelectronic company Light Engine plans to start mass production of its LED products in the Philippines through local electronics manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Inc.
Cirtek announced the business partnership with Light Engines, an original device manufacturer specializing in LED design, in a press statement on Wednesday.
LED, or light-emitting diode, is an electronic light source, which is both powerful and energy-efficient. This lighting technology is expected to predominate over conventional light bulbs in the mass market because of its longer life span and it’s being mercury-free, which makes it easy to dispose of.
Light Engines is the LED industry’s leader in the design of application specific primary optics. Its corporate office is based in the USA while its research and development as well as design center is based in Russia.
LED can be used in a wide variety of lighting applications such as street lights, stop lights, decorative lights, medical and plant growth acceleration back lighting, consumer electronics displays and backlighting, advertising billboards and signages, and high-end automobile lighting.
Cirtek, meanwhile, is looking at more business opportunities with one of its long-term partners, CamSemi, a semiconductor company that designs, develops and supplies energy-efficient power management for electronics brand and cell-phone charges.
Last July 6, CamSemi awarded Cirtek a plaque of appreciation for helping CamSemi in introducing its new products this year.
Cirtek started business with CamSemi in 2008, producing products intended for the smartphone applications such as battery charges.
Camsemi vice president Kim Tey, represented by Cedrin Lee, said the award was given due to “Cirtek’s willingness to go above and beyond, we salute Cirtek Electronics for helping us on our critical new products.”
Cirtek provides turnkey solutions that include package design and development, wafer probing, wafer back grinding, assembly and packaging, final testing of semiconductor devices, and delivery and shipment to its customers.
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