Walsin Lihwa signs with KAAI for joint R&D of integrated light sources2010.03.22
Walsin Lihwa Corporation announced today a cooperation agreement signed with the US-based KAAI for the two parties’ joint development of integrated light source packaging solutions. The three-year program will develop a new generation of environmentally-sound photonics applications. Walsin Lihwa also invites three founders of KAAI as science advisors – professors from Solid State Lighting & Display Center, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), including the “father of blue light” Shuji Nakamura, as well as Dr. Steven Denbaars and Dr. James Speck who also attended the signing ceremony.
Ching Hu, President of Walsin Lihwa Micro-Optical-Mechanical-Electronic Group, and Richard Craig, CEO of KAAI, presided over the signing today. KAAI is world renowned for demonstrating the first continuous wave green Gallium Nitride lasers. According to President Ching Hu, the advanced blue and green laser technology at KAAI will be critical to Walsin Lihwa¡¦s integrated light source business development, and the R&D cooperation between the companies is expected to effectively share resources and talents to generate an amazing synergy.
In 2000, Walsin Lihwa commenced micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) development. In the past few years, the company has been dedicating itself to MEMS applications for integrated light sources with near 200 patents secured. Walsin Lihwa strives for the R&D of integrated light source packaging and wafer level packaging, providing total solutions to optical, mechanical and electronic applications. The MEMS team has been effectively attracting local and overseas talents enabling R&D independence in order to become a leading provider of miniaturized module.
Established in 1966, Walsin Lihwa is committed to the manufacture and R&D of copper cables and wires, power cables and wires, and specialty steel products. The company — a leader of power cable and wires as well as specialty steel products in the Greater China market — has successfully expanded into the fields of MEMS and environmentally-sound photonics applications.