Italian LED lighting design company IltiLuceSpA
Not long ago, Philips announced that it has acquired the Italian LED lighting design company IltiLuceSpA, and with the signing of an agreement.
Italy IltiLuce company was founded in 1989 and headquartered in Turin, Italy, and has become a European professional who is an architect designed interior lighting solutions for large-scale LED manufacturers, LED interior lighting design of buildings such as shops and museums. Vatican Vatican tomb of the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy attractions such as the construction is from the company's hands. The company in 2008 its sales showed double-digit growth, and there are 15% -20% (high-teens) profit margins.
This is the fourth Philips acquired the companies involved in LED field, despite the purchase price was not disclosed, but we are from the Philips company of the former three LED purchase price of view, the price of money.
In December 2006, following the acquisition of Agilent Technologies (Agilent) held 47% stake in Lumileds, Philips 8 million euros to buy 3.5% of employees hold shares of Lumileds achieved a wholly-owned control of Lumileds.
In June 2007, Philips 71 million U.S. dollars to the Canadian white LED maker TIRSystems acquisitions under its belt. In the same year by the end of August, Philips is Youyi price of around 791 million U.S. dollars to complete the United States LED lighting system integrators COLORKINETICS (CK) acquisition. Obviously, these four companies in one aspect of LED areas possess considerable strength and characteristics.
Lumileds, the United States, manufacture LED chips and power-type packages, TIR has a Lexel platform (Lexel is a white LED light source key components, including thermal, optical design, feedback, and drive technology, etc.), and the United States matched CREE Inc.; CK in the LED lighting color the field of control equipment and systems to lead the world; Canada TIRSystems focus LED module system; Italy IltiLuce is the European leader in the field of architectural interior lighting of LED design companies.
From the upstream to the LED chip technology and then to the terminal control system design applications, these four companies will undoubtedly for the Philips LED high-end field and construct a wall. Philips LED market predicted to grow an annual average of more than 20%, and is expected in 2025 to 200 billion to 30 billion U.S. dollars. In the short term, the acquisition of Philips in the hope that the next to consolidate the integration of semiconductor lighting product line, complete the layout of the global LED lighting market to ensure that the field of high-power LED status of strategic action. The long-term point of view, Philips, the move is not only to consolidate its roots in the LED lighting industry, but also how they take a long time throughout the lighting industry, technology, resources and other advantages for his comprehensive strategic plan.
In addition to Philips, the world's four other well-known U.S. LED company Cree, Nichia (Nichia), Osram Opto (OsramOS) and Toyoda Gosei (ToyodaGosei) have stepped up the pace of mergers and acquisitions or expansion of territory.
Search for China's future power LED
Of course, we do not stop the Chinese enterprises in the promotion of LED lighting, but to remind the businesses, on the one hand at all times maintain a calm state of mind, the second is to read LED to create the new standards-compliant LED lighting to. This is not only the enterprise of life assurance to the Chinese environment.
Indeed, on the one hand, and compared to those giants, or gurus, after years of hard work and grew up in China's domestic enterprises are governed by financial constraints, can not be put into a large R & D and production, leading to technology and capacity expansion are lagging behind market demand. On the other hand, while on the domestic LED industry, as many as thousands of middle and lower reaches of the large and small businesses, but industry concentration is low, resulting in duplication of investment, competition, and disorderly unfavorable situations. In order to reverse this situation to carry out industrial integration to attract more involvement of powerful enterprises have gradually become the industry consensus.
As in previous years, Epistar (Taiwan's largest LED chip supplier) and the element arsenic Optoelectronics (Taiwan's second-largest LED chip supplier), and Lian-Yong photoelectric merger Yao Lei Chau, technology-rich science and technology and the merger, as well as Shenyang, China Fang largest semiconductor lighting industrial park and other ground-breaking production, we believe that China's domestic enterprises and industry, the future of LED power.
LED lighting in China World Hot
The above facts have proved that the field of LED lighting will accomplish a great deal. But these are just "" experimental field "China price" for the background explanation. The key issue is the need argument: we play China in this one, what kind of role? China has the world's LED lighting application how much to pay the price? China LED lighting business is now in what kind of position?
In China, after 2006, LED lighting fiery momentum anomaly. From the traditional low-power LED decorative lighting, to the high-power LED street lamp applications, the time is very short at high speed, coupled with evaluation of the status and trends in the spread of the media is not clear wave effects, LED lighting geometric growth the number of firms . LED inside is also predicted that China's output of LED lighting will also benefit from the market in 2007 to 48.5 billion yuan, rising rapidly in 2010 to 98 billion yuan.
In the midst of noise and agitation, under a number of local governments in China have begun to vigorously launch street reconstruction project, such as in 2007, Tianjin Polytechnic University of the completion of 2000 projects, LED street lamp demonstration zones; in 2008, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, nearly ten thousand lights LED lights energy-saving projects, Weifang City, Shandong Province, more than 1 trillion energy-saving lamp LED lamp projects, Liaoning Province, Dalian City, more than 1 street lamp energy saving energy saving projects have been hit the newspapers.
But the reality of the situation: The industry on the LED lighting is used for road lighting is also really the sidelines, or even most people continue to throw cold water - cool, calm, and then cool.
China's costs and advocated the hand Reflection
Through the continuous acquisition of Philips LED large companies, with China the status of LED lighting compared to the bustling business, we now need to ask ourselves is this: we start earlier than the Philips, GE, Osram, etc. Why is there no earlier become very popular in China before pursuing LED lighting?
- They left us with a prelude to China's enterprises advocate LED, but it also left us with a clear up the mess at the end. Since LED lamp technology immaturity, resulting in numerous projects within a short time at first looks like a beautiful face "dark."
They have developed a new type of light source, you are not eager to vigorously promoted, so that Chinese enterprises have swarm; Chinese enterprises to rely on downstream packaging, making low-margin areas, they are firmly in the grip of the most high-end technology, to conduct a type of the technological revolution sweeping the market. At this time, their voices are: "Our technology is the strongest, our products are the best, our service is the best system." In fact, in this invisible among the Chinese LED lighting business to act as a one hand drum role, and China, and also become a new product "experimental field."
Tests are required to pay the price and costs. China LED lighting businesses at the cost of the fall group after group of pioneers, is a disappearance of the cash is a lesson of the harvest; China at the cost of a proliferation of a project, a film light pollution was born.
Italian LED lighting design company IltiLuceSpA