Our story

In the 1960s, Philips decided to build a chip factory in Taiwan. They sent Ludo van Bergen to build and manage the plant.

Marius van Bergen -influenced by his uncle- went to Taiwan in 1990 to improve his Chinese language skills. He built a relationship with Ludo’s first employee, Philips Executive Board member, Y.C. Lo.

Years later, in Mainland China, with the help of Y.C. Lo, a friendship developed with the pioneers of COB LED display technology.

COBstr* is the culmination of this experience.

*COBstr is pronounced like “Lobster,” with a -C instead of an -L. This explains the two claws in the logo.