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Light-Emitting Diodes

Strong first-quarter demand signals a recovery for ASM Pacific

Chief executive Lee Wai-kwong says new orders in the first quarter rose 22.6 per cent from the previous quarter. Photo: SCMP

ASM Pacific Technology, the world's largest assembly and packaging equipment supplier for the semiconductor and light-emitting diode (LED) industries, expects a steady market recovery this year after it posted strong order bookings in the first quarter.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 6:15am

ASM Pacific eyes market recovery after profit decline

Lee Wai-kwong, CEO of ASM Pacific

ASM Pacific Technology, the world's largest assembly and packaging equipment supplier for the semiconductor and light-emitting diode (LED) industries, is hoping for better days after posting double-digit declines in net profit and revenue last year.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Road test

I'm split on baby video monitors. I can see their worth when you're worried about what's happening in the room but can't muster the strength to slide out of bed to check. Yet, I don't want to see every eyelid flicker and twitch.

I'm typing this review at a table near the front door of our flat, not more than 10 metres from where my baby is having her morning nap.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Warm glow expanding rapidly across the globe

With the LED lighting market expanding rapidly across the globe, this edition of the lighting fair's Hall of LED is set to be bigger and better than ever.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

SIMPLY brilliant

Let there be light - as the biblical saying goes - for it can transform an ordinary home into a comfortable and desirable living space. Light highlights the beauty, design and ambience of a home. Yet, quality lighting is often overlooked.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Pearl of the orient must see the light

Hong Kong should ask itself if it wanted to keep its reputation as the Pearl of the Orient when it considers imposing more regulations to fight light pollution.

That's the opinion of veteran advertising agent Dr Mak Siu-tong, who is also one of the people deciding what, if anything, should be done about the issue.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

LIGHT touch

Next time you need to change a light bulb or a fluorescent tube, think again.

The trend to switch to LED (light-emitting diode) is gaining momentum. LED is environmentally friendly. A semiconductor glows when the electricity flows. This device is known for its low power consumption and long life.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Brilliant by Jane Brox Souvenir Press (e-book)

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Audio-visual technology is giving corporate events the thrill of a theatrical performance or sporting occasion.

One piece of equipment - or rather a multitude of components - seen at many big events these days is the giant LED (light-emitting diode) screen, on which close-ups of a sporting action, performers or audience scenes are transmitted.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Lines of Flyfire

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the United States, are breathing new life into pixel art through a digital-display system called Flyfire.

7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Green lights industry gets the go-ahead

Advances in semiconductor technology may soon make the traditional light bulb obsolete, to be replaced by light emitting diodes (LEDs). The technology is already standard in the latest electronic equipment, including mobile phones. It is also becoming a familiar item on giant public television screens around Hong Kong, such as World-Wide House in Central and Star House in Tsim Sha Tsui.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bright ideas

Set the right mood for rooms in the home with softer lights or LEDs

Light bulbs largely determine the ambience of a room. But first decide the mood you want because different colours bring out different moods.

Experts refer to light bulb colours as temperatures - warm and cool - and most people prefer a warm feeling in their home.

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Energy-saving devices rise and shine at trade fair

New technology is helping the mainland meet demand for eco-friendly lighting products as it comes to grips with environmental challenges

Light-emitting diodes and other types of energy-saving lighting are the brightest growth areas in the lighting industry and will take centre stage at this year's Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, organised by Messe Frankfurt.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Too much of a shine

Goldsmiths have been told they could save money and energy by not relying so heavily on power-consuming spotlights.

Friends of the Earth environmental affairs manager Chu Hon-keung said excessive display lighting was a traditional way of promoting products in Hong Kong, particularly among goldsmiths.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Light up Times Square

Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to do something fun.

Organised by Coca Cola, Milk Magazine and Times Square, the spectacular LED Throwies Christmas Graffiti party is inviting young people from all over the city to participate in a collective display of action and creativity.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am