Firstly, Ir Albert CHU Kwai-luen (Chairman, Electronics Division of HKIE) gave an opening remark.
Then Ir Dr CHAN Fuk Cheung (President, HKIE) presented welcome speech and discussed about innovation.
Ir. Frank CHAN (Director, EMSD of HKSAR and committee member, Electronics Division of HKIE) discussed how innovation change our live and help some disable people.
The runner (without legs) used as a example to explain technology gave a hope to people.
The guest speaker was Prof. Philip CHAN (Deputy President and Provost, Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and his presentation entitled "Trends in Solid-state Lighting (SSL)". His talk separated into three parts included SSL Market Trends, Technology Trends and Barriers for SSL application. Prof. CHAN then demonstrated his LED blue light to us.
Prof. CHAN explained LED Lighting Industry Chain from Epi-Growth to System. Some LED device and modules were briefed. He said a proper thermal design could maximize the reliability and performance (e.g. Lifetime > 30000hrs). He explained the cost distribution of LED lighting fixture cost (LED device costs 30% and LED supporting system included heat sink, driver, conventional structure costs 70%).
Prof. CHAN predicted the cost reduction trend to 2015 and market share would increase to 50%.
Then Prof. CHAN explained 5 Barriers that SSL had not widely used yet.
Barrier 1 is Cost. He proposed the technology strategy to reduce the cost through System In Package (SIP) and Wafer Level Packaging (WLP).
Barrier 2 is Lack of International Standard for SSL.
Barrier 3 is Distribution Chains tug-of-war between the Incumberts vs the new LED companies.
Barrier 4 is Lack of Government Policy Support.
After that Ir. Dr. the Hon Raymond Ho (Member (Engineering Functional Constituency), Legislative Council, HKSAR) gave us a joke about interview and updated some Legco events.
All Electronics Division committee members gave a toast to all participants in the annual dinner.
Photo with VIPs
I met executive committee members from Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) and took a photo for memory.
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HKIE Electronics Division - http://en.hkie.org.hk/