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LED street lights to be installed in Taiwan

President Ma Ying-jeou said today that Taiwan is using LED traffic lights throughout the country and will install LED street lights and indoor lights in public buildings in the near future

Ma made the remarks at the inaugural ceremony of Genesis Photonics Inc.'s new plant at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan City. Ma said green technology is one of the Cabinet's six key development industries. Efforts to develop the industry have turned Taiwan into the world's biggest LED lighting and molding suppliers, he said, adding that the newly-built plant is set to create some 300 jobs. He continued by saying that Taiwan trails only Singapore in the use of LED traffic lights, and that the next step is to utilize LEDs in street lights and indoor lighting devices. David Chung, president of Genesis Photonics Inc., said the company is confident about the future of the LED industry. Despite the faltering global economic situation, which has resulted in a large stockpile of LEDs, the company will overcome the challenge by focusing on technological upgrades. Chung went on to say the company's new plant will feature Taiwan's first production lines for 6-inch epitaxial wafers. A center of innovation will also be established at the plant for the training of research and development talent in the field of solid-state lighting technology.
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