2011-03-16

Lighting Fair 2011 Series (II) – Review of Japanese Manufacturers

According to LEDinside's investigation, Japanese manufacturers are categorized into the following types: lighting manufacturers, LED packaging manufacturers, LED materials manufacturers and new entrants, including major manufacturers such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Hitachi. The main focus of Japanese manufacturers is on the indoor lighting and the commercial lighting areas.
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2011-02-15

LEDinside: Inventory Replenishment of LED TV Brand Plants Stimulates the Backlight Demand; Revenue of Taiwan LED Makers Bottomed out in January

According to the analysis and statistics of LEDinside, a research division under TrendForce, the total revenues of listed Taiwan LED manufacturers was up to NTD 8.09 billion in January 2011(MoM-2.04%,YoY+15.9%). Regarding upstream chip manufacturers, these figures reached NTD 3.77 billion in January 2011, (MoM-0.7%; YoY+20.7%). The Chip LEDX moved back at 4,472 points, while Package LEDX rose to 5,001 points, showing a moderate uptrend.
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2011-01-18

LEDinside: demand recovery not in sight; pressure of 2010 Q4 LED price decline expected to extend till 2011 Q1

According to the latest price survey by LEDinside, an LED research division of TrendForce, in 2010 Q4, demand from LED applications still has not recovered, including continued inventory adjustment of large-size panels and lower-than-expected demand from general lighting. As a result, pressure of LED price decline extends from 2010 Q3. Among them, price of LED for large-size panel applications fell by 5% -9%, with most substantial decline in TV backlight applications; high power LED lighting applications declined by more than 12%. Due to relatively stable demand from mobile phone applications, LED prices in this segment are fairly stable with a mere 3% seasonally adjusted decrease.
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2009-07-01

Lighting Focused in Obama's Energy-Efficiency Efforts

U.S. President Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on June 29 a $346 million investment from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to expand and accelerate the development, deployment and use of energy-efficient technologies in all major types of commercial buildings as well as new and existing homes in the U.S. See the press release "Obama Administration Launches New Energy Efficiency Efforts".
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Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its existing portfolio for flash applications with a product featuring a specially developed chip sized package (CSP). With Ceramos C, Osram is following the trend for miniaturization as the new... READ MORE