This week we have the great pleasure to begin the subscription of our 100 th DVN Gold Member and 21st car maker, Bentley Motors (UK). We also celebrate this month the full membership of Truck-Lite (USA), our 25 th tier-1 supplier—who are, as you’ll read in this week’s news, also celebrating a big milestone for their LED headlamp technology. Innorex Technologies (Korea) come onboard as our 41 st tier-2 supplier, and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have joined the community as the 14 th research institute involved in lighting technologies. All just in January alone!
We’re proud and happy to welcome these new DVN members, who illustrate how DVN is growing into a truly global, whole-field community spanning from Europe to North America and Asia. The trend is also evident in our DVN Workshops.
From 20 attendees at our our first one in 2009 at Stuttgart, through the subsequent Workshops in Paris, Detroit, Tokyo, and Shanghai, we’ve seen attendance and interest rise strongly with each new event. Recently they’ve been full to capacity with several hundred experts—researchers, practitioners, regulators, manufactuers, and managers representing 80% of the global automotive lighting players.
We invite Gold and Platinium members to scroll through the presentation of our DVN Community section (access only for Gold & Platinium DVN members) and you will not only discover new business possibilities but also see how fast the community is developing. Please take this opportunity to update your own company presentation or to send us your company data sheet if you are a recent new DVN member.
All of us on the DVN Team strive to give all our members a clear view of what’s coming in new technologies, techniques, and markets. Our 2014 Paris Workshop to be held on February 25 th goes directly to that purpose. Registration is open until the end of January; don’t miss the opportunity!
DVN Editor in Chief