2017-02-24

WELLMAX Applied Diamond Mark of Quality to Shorten Customs Clearance Time for Customers

Customs clearance procedures are the backbone of international trade. Importers are frequently troubled by the slow Customs clearance time because the longer the wait the more it affects businesses. Good news is that in recently year, more countries have standardized and issued requirements and certifications for manufacturers, where once certain certification is obtained the clearance time for the goods can be vastly shortened.
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2017-02-24

Taiwan’s Macroblock Says Joint Development of Micro LED Display Module with Industrial Technology Research Institute

Taiwanese IC driver manufacturer Macroblock recently announced its collaboration with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop ultra-small pitch LED (Micro LED) digital display module. The company's board of directors has approved the decision.
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2017-02-24

Study Shows Cameras Can Steal Data from Computer Hard Drive LED Lights

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Cyber Security Research Center have demonstrated that data can be stolen from an isolated "air-gapped" computer's hard drive reading the pulses of light on the LED drive using various types of cameras and light sensors.
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2017-02-24

Osram Introduces Advanced IRED for Iris Recognition

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new SFH 4787S infrared LED (IRED) for iris scanners illuminates the eyes so evenly that the software identifying the iris pattern now hardly needs to correct artefacts. 
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2017-02-23

Philips Lighting and Ericsson Launch New Connected Street Light for Europe with Built-In 4g/Lte Broadband Connectivity

Philips Lighting and Ericsson jointly introduced today a new smart pole, Philips lightpole site slim, targeted initially at European cities. Philips lightpole site combines Philips’ energy efficient LED lighting with Ericsson’s leading small cell technology for high-speed broadband connectivity.
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2017-02-23

LED Expo Thailand 2017 increases focus on international buyers, promises booming businesses at the show floor

According to the latest evaluation, the US $29.6 billion global LED lighting market is expected to reach up to  US $ 33.1 billion by the end of 2017. The credit for the appraisal goes to the regional lighting development as LED lighting accounts for 23% of total lightings in Europe, which is the highest across the world. Also, North America and China are the second and third highest absorbing regions respectively.
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2017-02-23

LG Innotek Unveils the World's First 70mW UV-C LED

LG Innotek  announced that the company has developed the world's first 70mw UV-C LED for sterilization applications. As its sterilization performance is 1.5 times higher than the competitor’s 45mW module.
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2017-02-23

AXT Reports Better-Than-Expected 2016 Results

AXT, Inc., a global manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year, ended December 31, 2016. The results beat Wall Street expectations. 
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2017-02-23

Dow Corning to Discuss During SIL 2017 How the Latest Advances in Optical Silicones Are Benefiting LED Designers

Clinton Whiteley, a development scientist for Dow Corning, will present a paper at Strategies in Light (SIL) 2017 that highlights recent advances in optical silicones targeting LED lamp and luminaire applications.
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2017-02-23

Opulent Americas Announces Acquisition of New Energy

Opulent Americas, Inc. has acquired New Energy, LLC, an independent LED solutions provider, furthering the company’s position as a globally integrated LED manufacturer. 
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2017-02-22

Philips Lighting: Empowering Cities with Connected Lighting & Case Sharing

At the 2017 Smart City Summit and Expo, held in Taipei, Taiwan, connected lighting is one important trend that cannot be overemphasized. Philips Lighting, the Dutch lighting giant, presented an integrated smart lighting solution to showcase its resolution to compete in this market.
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2017-02-22

[Webinar] LEDinside on Micro LED Next Gen Display Industry Trend at 10AM Feb 23rd

LEDinside, a division of the global market research company TrendForce, has recently published the report 1Q17 Micro LED Next Generation Display Industry Trend, in which trenchant insights and analyses regarding the Micro LED market will be illustrated in depth.
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2017-02-22

Lumileds Launches Chinese Website with Sleeker Design and Richer Content

Lumileds today unveiled its newly upgraded website for Chinese customers, www.lumileds.cn.com. Like the company’s global website, www.lumileds.com, the Chinese version features a refreshed visual design, rich content, simple navigation and optimization for today’s mobile devices. 
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2017-02-22

New iPhone Production Volume to Exceed 100M Units This Year; AMOLED Model to Feature 3D Facial Recognition

The next major iPhone release will certainly be one of the most anticipated events in the global consumer electronics market in the second half of 2017. TrendForce’s recent findings on the 10th anniversary iPhone release reveal that Apple’s latest refresh of the device series will include three new models, with one of them having significant hardware and design upgrades such as an AMOLED display.
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2017-02-21

Think New! with Wings Engine Raw 8K at Paris Motor Show 2016

Think New!  - that was the theme behind Volkswagen AG Group’s gigantic Media and show presence at the Paris Motor Show 2016 held at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles from 1 – 16 October 2016.
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2017-02-21

Rumors Say Next Apple Watch to Feature A Micro LED Screen

Apple’s next-generation iPhone is not the only thing that the market is excited about. The Apple Watch 3 is reportedly coming out later this year and is expected to have major upgrades.
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2017-02-21

Delight in Light Winner Is….

The winner of Delight in Light was announced on the 31st January 2017. The accolade of Lighting Designer 2015/2016 and prize money of £1,000 went to Jimin Jeon from Northumbria University for her task light entitled L0.
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2017-02-21

Eaton Announces 2017 Continuing Education-Accredited Classes Available at the SOURCE for Professionals and Students

Power management company Eaton announced its 2017 calendar of classes available at its SOURCE Lighting Education Center, the industry’s leading lighting educational facility offering workshops, symposiums and interactive, hands-on learning experiences. 
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2017-02-21

Covestro Achieves Record Year

2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro. Driven by demand for innovative materials, the Group’s core volumes increased by 7.5%. With greater capacity utilization across its plants, adjusted EBITDA surged by 22.7% above the 2015 figure to EUR 2.0 billion. Net income more than doubled from EUR 343 million to EUR 795 million. On this basis, Covestro plans to pay its shareholders a dividend of EUR 1.35 per share.
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2017-02-20

IR LED Believed to Be the New Cash Cow

While InGaN-based LEDs (normal LEDs for Lighting and backlight) continue to face oversupply, IR LEDs have been in the limelight in 2017 with various applications boosting demands. 
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2017-02-20

Apple Reportedly Acquires Israel’s Facial Recognition Firm RealFace

Apple is apparently going all out for its next-generation iPhone. Latest reports suggest Apple has bought Israeli startup RealFace who specializes in facial recognition technology, adding weight to recent rumors claiming that the new iPhone will boast facial recognition.
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2017-02-20

Taiwan LED Stocks Rally

Global demand for LED chips has been picking up strongly, and is expected to finally exceed supply in 2017. In addition, Apple has recently patented a new smartphone solution that would use a range of Micro LEDs for fingerprint recognition. As a result, prices of LED products have been on the rise.
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2017-02-19

Philips’ Recent Acquisition of Luciom Could Reveal Its Ambition To Pioneer Li-Fi Development

While the public fixed their eyes on Osram’s deal with the Chinese consortium, another acquisition secretly took place in Europe. Philips, the Dutch lighting giant recently focusing on healthcare technology, last year privately bought Luciom and relocated it from France to Eindhoven, Netherland, reported LEDs Magazine.
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2017-02-18

Netherlands Introduces Pavement LEDs to Alert “Smartphone Zombies”

Crossing the road safely is an important rule that everyone should bear in mind. There are also signs everywhere to remind us of road safety. However, smartphone zombies, namely pedestrians who are obsessed with their phones and do not pay attention to their surroundings while walking, have taken over the world. They even cross the roads with their eyes glued to their phones, to the extent that they become a hazard to themselves and others.
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2017-02-18

Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura Discloses Three Promising Future LED Applications

Japanese Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura, known for his invention of blue LED manufacturing technology and several subsequent LED innovations, disclose the history of blue LED and shared with the public his insights concerning the future of the LED industry on 8th Feb. at Academia Sinica. As general lighting has lately come to the stage of maturity, which hindered the LED industry, LED manufacturers are now seeking potential markets where they could recuperate and thrive. In his speech, Nakamura 'illuminated the industry’ by unveiling three future LED applications: Micro-LED, laser lighting, and the Li-fi technology.
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2017-02-18

Foxconn Reportedly to Build A Plant in China for Joint OLED Production with Sharp

Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone has already caused quite a stir. There have been rumors that the company will roll out three new phones this year, including one with an OLED display. With this huge market opportunity, companies are now striving to join Apple’s supply chain.
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2017-02-17

Philips Lighting Lights Up Smart Cities with LEDs

Philips Lighting, with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2016 and 34,000 employees worldwide, has been focusing on developing new smart lighting solutions to cater to smart city trends around the world.
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2017-02-17

Opportunities: Next Emerging LED Markets

LEDs have become mainstream lighting applications. In recent years, market penetration rate of LED lighting has increased rapidly, and in 2016 the downtrend in prices became less noticeable. However, market growth has slowed, suggesting that global demand has become uneven.   
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2017-02-17

Veeco Reports Q4 and Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

Veeco Instruments today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
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2017-02-17

Cree Announces Termination of Wolfspeed and Infineon Sale Transaction

Cree today announced that it will terminate the definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”), which includes the silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, to Infineon Technologies AG.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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