LED technologies:
The New Frontier for Lighting

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DATE :  September 14, 2010   ABSTRACT : 

For the last three years, the LED market has undergone a major expansion. Currently, it is the highest growing segment within the semiconductor industry, with LED consumption reaching 63B units in 2009. The growth is fueled by LED for backlighting in all display areas- hand held devices, computer monitors and TVs. A 40’’ LED TV consumes between 300-500 LED’s. Other usages are in the areas of traffic lights, large outdoor displays, instrumentation, home appliances and cars. In the future, general lighting will become a major market driver. The LED supply chain gave rise to many sub industries in the area of equipment manufacturing and LED production facilities and lighting modules. At the same time, the high growth rate has created many challenges, but the opportunities,especially in the general lighting, are enormous. On September 14th, from 5pm-8pm, Silicom Ventures' LED event will cover this topic from various angles with experts in the field.

VENUE :  KPMG - 500 E. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA  
5:00 - 6:00pm
Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00 - 6:10pm
LED Company Presentation:
Bradley J. Bullington Bridgelux, Inc.
6:10 - 6:30pm
Introduction to LED
Israel Beinglass, ISB Ventures
6:30 - 6:50pm
A Venture Capitalist’s Rationale for Investing in LED Lighting
Rick Lewis, USVP
7:10 - 7:30pm
Future of Lighting, the Next Analog to Digital Revolution, Marc van den Berg
Vantage Point Venture Partners
7:30 - 7:50pm
Networking with Speakers & Companies

Bradley J. Bullington Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Bridgelux, Inc.

As the driver of the strategic planning process at Bridgelux, he is responsible for working with Executive Management to define, manage and adjust Bridgelux’s business strategy. Brad’s function plays a key role in defining strategic investment and partnership priorities and requirements, adjacent market opportunity identification and strategy development, product portfolio optimization, as well as identification of organic and inorganic (M&A) growth and capability requirements. Prior to joining Bridgelux, Brad held Strategy & Corporate Development roles at Seagate Technology, and at Maxtor Corporation where he was a member of the founding leadership team of Maxtor’s Brand Products Group (BPG), the industry leader in the external storage solutions market. Before focusing on the high tech industry, Brad was a management consultant for A.T. Kearney, where he served a range of clients focused on issues of strategy and operations in the high-tech (hardware and software), aerospace, retail and financial services industries.

Israel Beinglass, Ph.D., Managing Director, ISB Ventures

Dr. Beinglass has over 25 years of diversified experience in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries in a variety of executive roles. He is currently an independent consultant to several semiconductor and semiconductor and LED equipment companies and is also the CTO of NuPGA and an angel investor working with several companies in the areas of new technologies,strategy, marketing and new applications. Before joining Applied Materials,Dr. Beinglass worked at Intel Corporation and IMP at a various positions, including process development manager and engineering manager of fab operations. While working at Intel he was the co-inventor of the Selective Tungsten Deposition. Dr.Beinglass has a Ph.D degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in materials science and holds 32 US patents.


Rick Lewis, Principal, US Venture Partners

Rick invests in early-stage IT and cleantech startups.  In the cleantech sector, Rick is involved with Redwood Systems (energy-efficient commercial lighting control systems), Intermolecular (high-productivity materials and process development technology for semiconductor and solar R&D), and Xicato (LED modules with industry-leading light quality).  Current focus areas within cleantech include energy efficiency and sustainable agriculture technologies.  Prior to joining USVP, Rick spent six years in leadership roles spanning engineering, product development, operations, and strategy for companies like Autodesk and Walt Disney Imagineering.  Rick was a co-founder of two building design and construction management software startups.  Earlier in his career, Rick held positions at Sun Microsystems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and McKinsey & Company's high-tech practice. Rick is a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Rick holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California at Davis (with Highest Honors), an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with Distinction.



Marc van den Berg, Managing Director, Vantage Point Venture Partners

Marc has more than 25 years of industrial experience serving in executive roles in both technical and business capacities at small, private and large, public companies. He joined VantagePoint in 2006 from Venrock Partners, and his 10 years of experience in semiconductor capital equipment and materials at ATMI, Inc., and Microbar, Inc. significantly benefits VantagePoint's solar technology portfolio companies. Previously he held technical and operations positions in the Environmental Capital Equipment business at Purus Inc. Earlier in his career, he spent a decade developing advanced lasers as platforms for a broad array of industry applications at XMR Inc. Marc attended Santa Clara University (BSEE).

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