2017-01-11

Chinese City's LED Phosphor Export Value Plummets in 2016

Phosphor export values of Changshu, a city located in Jiangsu Province in China, reportedly tumbled 55% Year-on-Year in 2016, based on data compiled by local customs agency, reported Chinese-language media China News Service.
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2017-01-11

HC Semitek Resumes Trade

HC Semitek announced recently it sent an application to resume trade on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) in China on Jan. 9, 2017.
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2017-01-11

South Delhi Rolls out World’s Largest LED Streetlight Replacement Project

India’s Power Minister Piyash Goyal announced the country implemented the largest streetlight replacement project in the in capital south Delhi, reported The Economic Times.
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2017-01-11

Osram CFO Quells Chinese Investor Acquisition Rumors

Osram CFO Ingo Bank doused rumors fueled in late 2016 about acquisition talks with Chinese investor Go Scale Capital during an interview with Bloomberg recently.
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2017-01-11

EarthTronics Appoints Lighting Veteran as New Sales Manager

EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, announced today the addition of Leroy Herring, Jr., who has extensive business and sales development experience in the lighting industry. Appointed Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Herring has helped large and small corporations navigate through tremendous business growth. As a result, Herring will be responsible for directing commercial sales through manufacturers rep agencies, electrical distribution, lighting showrooms, ESCOs, contractors and national accounts.
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2017-01-10

Nichia Files Four New Patent Infringement Suits against U.S. TV Makers and LED Distributors

On Dec. 27, 2016, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed four patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The defendants in the lawsuits are (1) TTE Technology, a US-based LCD TV distributor, and its parent company, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, a Chinese manufacturer of LCD TVs; (2) VIZIO, a US-based LCD TV maker; (3) Lowe’s Home Center LLC (“Lowe’s”), a US-based retailer of LED lighting and other products, and Lowe’s affiliated U.S. distributor, L G Sourcing, Inc.; and (4) Feit Electric Company, Inc., a US-based LED lighting manufacturer and distributor. In these lawsuits, Nichia asserts that defendants have infringed Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 9,490,411. Nichia seeks an injunction prohibiting the defendants’ sale and distribution of infringing products. Nichia also seeks damages for defendants’ infringement.
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2017-01-09

Goa in India Rolls out Large LED Streetlight Replacement Project

Western Indian state Goa has rolled out a large scale streetlight replacement project, and replaced existing compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and high pressure sodium vapor (HPSV) lamps with LED bulbs, reported Times of India.
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2017-01-09

New Mexico Completes First Phase of Las Cruces Streetlight Project

Las Cruces, a city located in New Mexico, U.S. has nearly completed replacing 2,700 streetlights before February, reported Las Cruces Sun-News.
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2017-01-06

Jasco Products and Energizer Announce Licensing Agreement at CES 2017

Jasco Products, leader in LED Lighting and Consumer Electronic Solutions, today with Energizer® Holdings, announced it has acquired the license to the Energizer brand to produce a range of LED consumer home lighting solutions in the U.S. and Canada. Energizer branded products will be showcased at the Jasco booth for the first time at CES 2017 (Booth #12000, Central Hall). This license agreement includes LED lighting fixtures including direct wire, battery operated, and plug-in solutions.
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2017-01-04

San’an Opto LED Chip Prices Pushed up by Rising Raw Material Costs

Chinese LED chip maker San’an Opto kicked off 2017 with a new round of product price hikes.
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2017-01-04

Future Lighting Solutions Now Offers Nichia New 3W LED Product Series

Nichia a leader in LED technology, has officially launched their new 319A high power LED product series. The 319A series is available through Nichia Sales Offices, Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of solid-state lighting technologies, and other partner distributors.
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2017-01-03

Nichia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Takizumi

On Dec. 19, 2016, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against TAKIZUMI ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. (“Takizumi”), a manufacturer and distributor of lighting fixtures, seeking an injunction and compensation for damages.
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2017-01-03

Reshuffle of Taiwan’s LED Industry Senior Management in Late 2016

Taiwanese LED industry underwent significant changes in senior management including in leading LED manufacturer Everlight, Optotech, and Unistar Opto, reported Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.
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2017-01-03

Indian City Hyderabad Plans for Switch to LED Streetlights before Ugadi

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in India intends to roll out a massive streetlight replacement project ahead of the annual holiday Ugadi, which takes place on March 29 this year, reported The Hans India.
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2016-12-30

Hot Picks of the Week Dec.26-30

One more day to go before the New Years, so how did the industry fare in 2016? LEDinside organized a couple of articles reviewing some top trends in technology advancements and international mergers. A couple trends that are becoming more evident over the past year is different research institutes searching for more energy efficient and lower cost materials, while international mergers between Western technology companies and Chinese investors are under more government scrutiny. We expect protectionism measures to become increasingly common in the next few years, especially under new U.S. President Donald Trump’s government.
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2016-12-28

AIXTRON to Voluntarily Delist American Depositary Shares from NASDAQ and Deregister from SEC

AIXTRON announced that it intends to voluntarily delist its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) from The NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) and deregister and terminate its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act").
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2016-12-27

LeEco Acquisition of Vizio Still Waiting for Green Light from Chinese Authorities

Chinese TV manufacturer LeEco’s takeover of U.S. TV maker Vizio for US $2 billion is still waiting for approval from Chinese government authorities, according to a TechNews report.
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2016-12-26

NVC Lighting Signs Partnership Agreement with CAS Smart City

NVC Lighting and CAS Smart City signed an intelligent lighting partnership agreement recently in Huizhou, reported Yicai.com.
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2016-12-26

Taiwanese LED Manufacturer GPI Transitions into CSP LEDs for Automotive Lighting

Last Friday, LED epiwafer manufacturer Genesis Photonics Inc. (GPI) outlined its future roadmap at a press conference, stating it was redirecting its focus to CSP LEDs for automotive lighting, reported Money DJ.com.
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2016-12-26

Honglizhihui Forecasts Net Profit for 2016 Dropped by 40%

Honglizhihui, formerly a Chinese LED package manufacturer known as Hongliopto, forecasted its profits could plummet as much as 40% for 2016 compared to the same period last year.
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2016-12-26

SemiLEDs Files Form 8-K For Changing Accounting Firm to BF Borgers

On Dec. 21, 2016, SemiLEDs Corporation (the “Company”) selected BF Borgers CPA PC (“BF Borgers”) as its new independent registered public accounting firm. The decision to engage and appoint BF Borgers as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Audit Committee.
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2016-12-23

ETI Projects Losses Incurred from Operations Near RMB 100M in 4Q16

ETI forecasted losses incurred from operations would peak to RMB 100 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, stated the company in a press release.
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2016-12-23

China Development Bank Signs Strategic LED Business Financing Partnership Deal with San’an Opto

China Development Bank (CDB) and San’an Opto group signed a strategic partnership agreement Thursday in southern province Xiamen to propel the Chinese LED company’s global sales strategy and rankings.
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2016-12-22

Innolux Refutes Claims of Foxconn Group Reducing LCD Panel Supplies to Competitors

A recent Nikkei Asian Review report claiming Innolux would be scaling back LCD supplies to competitors because of Foxconn group policy was refuted by the LCD panel subsidiary recently.
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2016-12-22

Taiwan LED Industry Production Value up 15% in 2016

Taiwan’s LED industry production value increased nearly 15% year-on-year during the first nine months of 2016, as more governments around the globe rolled out policies supporting environmental friendly businesses, said the Ministry of Economics Affair (MOEA) recently.
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2016-12-22

Japan Display Not Out of the Woods yet Despite New OLED Financing

Even though Japan Display has temporarily solved its fundraising deadlock with the aid from a state-backed company in the OLED panel sector, the outlook remains uncertain and there are still challenges ahead before mass production, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-12-21

Morgan Stanley Warns of China’s Smartphone Market Oversupply Situation in 2017

Big Chinese smartphone brands bullish revenue growth targets for 2016-2017 could cause oversupply of unsold phones, warned a Morgan Stanley analyst.
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2016-12-21

Nichia Clinches Two Legal Victories against Everlight in German District Courts

Leading Japanese LED chip manufacturer Nichia announced today it had won two separate YAG LED patent disputes against Everlight subsidiaries in the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany.
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2016-12-21

MLS Scales up Investments in Aucksun Opto to Strengthen LED Chip Supply

MLS (also known as Forest Lighting) announced Tuesday, the company will be pumping in another RMB 500 million (US $71.95 million) in a subsidiary of Chinese LED chip manufacturer Aucksun Opto to expand in the upstream LED sector.
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2016-12-21

Cree Settles Patent Dispute with Feit Electric, Signs License Agreement

Cree, a leader in LED lighting, announced that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement and false advertising lawsuit with Feit Electric Company. The settlement ends U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") investigation No. 337-TA-947 (“Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof”) against Feit and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology and the corresponding lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
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XtraLight Manufacturing, an expert in commercial LED light fixtures, has recently initiated an additional focus on data center LED lighting. This comes after research has found that data centers can reduce energy consumption by ... READ MORE

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