Vol.1 CC-Link and CC-Link IE The Most Widely-Used Networks in Asia
Review of FPD International Taiwan 2012
CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Joins FPD Technology Seminar in Taiwan,
Addresses Attendees on the Theme of Manufacturing Technology Evolution
The flat panel display technology seminar "FPD International Taiwan 2012" was held at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei City on August 30, 2012. Co-sponsors were the Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA), Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP), and CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), an association promoting the industrial open network "CC-Link". The CLPA made a speech about "The evolution of manufacturing technology".
FPD International Taiwan 2012 was held for the first time by TDUA as part of its efforts to assist the Taiwanese FPD industry in gaining a foothold in markets abroad. The event was also supported by Nikkei BP, which has held specialized exhibitions for the FPD industry since the 1990s in Japan. The morning program was devoted to keynote speeches, while in the afternoon two tracks of technical sessions were held separately at each site. One track concerned touch panels, while the other track was divided between "Liquid crystal/ Organic EL" and "The evolution of manufacturing technology".
Key industry figures gave keynote speeches. They included: Mr. Paul S.L. Peng, chief director of TDUA, Mr. Xinqing Liang, secretary general of China Optics and Optoelectronics Manufacturers Association LCD Branch, Mr. Shuji Ariga, chief business officer of Japan Display Inc., Mr. Bo Lianming, executive director and COO of TCL Corporation, Mr. Fred Hsieh, AU Optronics VP & GM of Touch Solutions Business Group in Taiwan, Mr. James Yang, director of association of Chimei Innolux Corporation in Taiwan and Mr. Alan T. Eusden, chairman and the president of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan Co., Ltd.
In the touch panel technical sessions, Touchpanel Laboratories, Dow Corning (which handles the surface treatment technology), equipment manufacturer FUK, automation technology provider Siemens Limited Taiwan, coating device manufacturer Applied Materials and Tech & Biz Inc. appeared. In the "Liquid crystal/ Organic EL" session, Sony Corporation, Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), and First O-Lite Inc., made speeches.
Ms. Naomi Nakamura and Mr. Kazuhiro Kusunoki of the CLPA, the association for promotion of the industrial open network "CC-Link", made speeches in the program "The evolution of manufacturing technology" in the latter half of this session. In the same program, Mr.T.K. Cheng, the president of Unicom System Eng. Corp. in Taiwan, which develops automation systems for factories, also made a speech.
Ms. Nakamura, the global director of CLPA, explained how the activities of the CLPA had resulted in a large Asian market share for CC-Link. She also explained how CC-Link and CC-Link IE had achieved a majority position in the production lines of the major manufacturers of LCDs from South Korea and Taiwan, and of OLED displays from South Korea. Ms. Nakamura emphasized that CC-Link and CC-Link IE had gained the leading position in the industry.
Appearing after her, Mr. Kazuhiro Kusunoki, the technical task force chair person of CLPA, explained the important points of CC-Link technology. In his speech, he explained the requirements for FPD production systems in detail and showed how CC-Link technology could satisfy these requirements. He also gave some sample system configurations.
After Mr. Kusunoki's speech, Mr. T.K.Cheng, from Unicom System Eng. Corp., described the trend towards automation in FPD production lines, looking back on the history of progress in the Taiwanese FPD industry. Furthermore, he introduced the examples of how industrial network systems conforming to the CC-Link standard are utilized in actual applications.
Ms. Naomi NakamuraGlobal Director
of CC-Link Partner Association
Mr. Kazuhiro KusunokiTechnical Task Force Chair Person
of CC-Link Partner Association
- CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)