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18 December 2009


Jetronic to distribute Luminus’ LEDs in China and Asia; regional sales manager appointed

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, which makes solid-state light sources for illumination applications (including high-definition TVs, video projectors, avionics displays, and lighting systems), has expanded in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan through a commercial partnership in which Hong Kong-based Jetronic Technology Ltd will distribute its PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LEDs to electronics firms selling projection and display systems in the home and commercial market.

“Demand in Greater China has been steadily increasing and Jetronic will help Luminus expand our products in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world,” says president and CEO Keith T.S. Ward.

PhlatLight LEDs are now used as the solid-state light source in projection systems from companies including Acer, BenQ, Chi Lin, Delta Electronics, LG, Samsung and Toshiba. They are also used in lighting applications that require high brightness and efficiency, wide color gamut, high color rendering and long lifetimes.

“Projection systems and the display industry in general are migrating at a very fast pace towards solid-state light sources, which will ultimately displace conventional light sources in mainstream products,” says Jetronic’s president Thomas Wong.

Luminus has also appointed Robin Hung as regional sales manager in Asia, based in Taiwan and responsible for the identification and development of strategic accounts in the region. Hung was previously sales director for LedEngin and general manager for Telegent Technology. He also has experience with Conexant Systems, Future Electronics, Hewlett Packard and Siemens. “Asia’s rapid growth presents us with a great opportunity and Robin will give us a major presence in the region,” says Ward.

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