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EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects business in first-quarter 2019 to hit the bottom level of the year with a sequential drop but significant year-on-year growth, a Digitimes report quoted company CEO Warren Chen as saying. Power supplies used in cloud computing devices, LED devices and automotive lighting devices, and smart home devices will be driving the company's business growth in the first quarter of 2019.
Of the 4Q 2018 consolidated revenues of NT$50.469 billion (US$1.64 billion), 65% came from IT product lines including power supplies used in servers, PCs and mobile devices as well as PC peripherals and MFPs (multi-function peripherals); 14.54% from optoelectronics product lines including automotive CCMs (compact camera modules), LED devices and LED lighting products; 16.11% from SSDs (solid-state drives) and optical disc drives; and 4.35% from structural components of hand-held devices and other product lines.
Glenn Farris, Universal Instruments Corp.
An emerging trend in the automotive industry is the adoption of advanced LED headlamp lighting systems. These systems drive challenging placement requirements for LED packages. In this paper, we will review these unique challenges and discuss a novel approach to high-accuracy placement of LED packages enabling a scalable production solution.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
While not the same as battling with the traffic to catch the early flight to Munich, followed by an S-Bahn into the city and a crowded U-Bahn to the Messe, electronica 2020 went virtual. Pete Starkey details the Automotive Conference—an event he was particularly keen to attend.
Ravi M. Bhatkal, Ph.D., Alpha Assembly Solutions
New super-high and ultra-high-power LED package designs provide high lumen density that can enable significant system cost reductions through fewer LEDs, smaller PCBs, and smaller heat sink size requirements. This, however, puts significant performance demands on interconnects (solder joints in particular). This article talks about the role of high-reliability interconnects and where they fit in the LED lighting supply chain.