China - The China government has selected the recipients of LED lighting subsidies from 113 competitors through open-bid competition, according to a Digitimes article.
Five China-based companies won subsidization for both indoor LED lighting (downlights and PAR lamps) and outdoor LED lighting (street lamps and tunnel lamps), according to industry sources in Taiwan cited in the article.
The five China-based winners are Kingsun, Lampearl Photoelectric, Yankon Lighting, Elec-Tech International and Shanghai Yaming Lighting.
Philips landed subsidies for PAR lamps and street lamps, among few winning international vendors, while Delta Electronics was the only Taiwan-based company entering price-bidding competition, though it eventually failed, the sources indicated.
Everlight Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED chip packaging company, has set up a joint venture in Shanghai with Shanghai Yaming and therefore is expected to land orders from Shanghai Yaming. Also, Epistar, a Taiwan-based LED chip maker, has partnered and is therefore likely to get orders from Yankon Lighting, the article noted.