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South Korea eyes top spot in LED sector

Posted: 11 Dec 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LED technology? LED manufacturing? LED lights?

South Korea aims to occupy one of the top three spots in LED manufacturing by 2015, according to its Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.

At a lighting industry workshop in Seoul last week, the Ministry said that efforts are underway to enhance the country's level of LED technology, which currently stands at 80 percent of leading industrial economies.

"There will be a strong push for standardization in the manufacturing process and parts used in LED lights, as well as seeking wider access to promising markets," said Cha Dong-hyung, head of the semiconductor and display team at the Ministry.

With proper investment and concentration of resources, South Korea should achieve technological parity with current market leaders by 2012, he added.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics and LG Innotek, both from South Korea, use LED lights in home appliances and street lamps.

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