TSMC SSL Announced Strategic Relationship with Cnlight
October 28, 2012
Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 28, 2012 - TSMC Solid State Lighting Co., Ltd. (TSMC SSL) announced today that it has entered into a strategic relationship to supply LED emitter packages and LED lighting solutions to Cnlight Co. Under this agreement, TSMC SSL will be able to leverage its advanced LED technology with Cnlight’s brand, channels, as well as luminaire R&D and production to expand the presence of both companies in China and the global LED lighting market.
TSMC SSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd (TSMC), one of world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers. Inheriting TSMC’s expertise in semiconductor manufacturing and rigorous quality control processes, TSMC SSL has announced several types of LED emitters that feature extraordinarily high performance brightness, efficacy, and light quality.
Cnlight, one of the most respected lighting brands and lighting product manufacturers in China, is committed to the development of reliable and advanced lighting products and owns nearly 200 domestic and overseas patents. Through this strategic relationship, Cnlight will incorporate TSMC SSL’s LED emitters into its products while TSMC provides Cnlight with full support to develop future innovative lighting products. In addition to general lighting, TSMC SSL and Cnlight will evaluate opportunities to cooperate in R&D for plant and automotive lighting.
The agreement with Cnlight is TSMC SSL’s first official customer collaboration and marks the company's first into the China lighting market. Going forward, the company will focus on building technically innovative LED products and processes as well as building firm partnership with clients to expand LED lighting markets for both sides.