2016-09-07

Nan Ya Photonics Aims to Innovate in High-Value Health and Hazardous LED Lighting Applications

These days, LEDs are increasingly being used as replacements for traditional lamps and other electronic appliances. This makes sense, since lighting in general is responsible for up to 20% of the world's electricity consumption. As a result, it has become even more crucial to develop advanced LED materials and technology that produce more light while maintaining efficiency and reliability. In many ways, Taiwan is a leader in the LED industry, since it consistently places at the top of global rankings for LED component output value, while continuing to introduce leading-edge technological advancements.
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2016-09-06

Goldman Sachs Lists LED Technology as Top Market Disruptor in Green Energy Sector

In the green energy sector, solar, wind, and lithium batteries prices all plummeted, which has disrupted markets and transformed existing market orders, leading to new developments.
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2016-09-06

LED Replacements to Peak as China Incandescent Bulb Ban Enters Last Phase

The last phase of China’s incandescent bulb ban will be effective as of Sept. 30, 2016. China will ban the imports and sales of 15W and above general incandescent bulbs Starting from Oct. 1, 2016, and will make adjustments based on interim evaluation results, reported Yicai Global.
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2016-09-06

SUSS MicroTec Supervisory Board Appoints New CEO

The Supervisory Board of SUSS MicroTec AG has appointed Dr. Franz Richter (61) as a new member of the management board of SUSS MicroTec AG. His contract will run for a period of three years. Richter accepted the appointment to the management board as of today and he will assume his position as new CEO on September 7, 2016. Richter on the one hand stands for continuity in the strategic orientation of the SUSS MicroTec Group and on the other hand for innovation and technological leadership.
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2016-09-05

Peak Season Drives up Lextar Backlight and Lighting Revenue

Lextar’s revenue in August 2016 rose 13.1% monthly to NT $1.18 billion (US $37.63 million), reported UDN.com.
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2016-09-05

Opple and Huawei Team up to Develop Smart Lighting Market Strategies

Opple Lighting and Huawei signed a HiLink Protocol Smart Home Partnership Agreement at the Shanghai Expo Center on Aug. 31, 2016.
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2016-09-05

Samsung and LG Scale up QLED Display Research

Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG are raising R&D investments in developing QLED displays, reported The Korea Times.
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2016-09-05

Survey: Majority of Indians Kept in the Dark over LED Bulb Scheme

About 64% of Indian consumers do not know how to get their hands on government subsidized LED bulbs, a survey by citizen engagement platform LocalCircles revealed.
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2016-09-05

Philips Reveals First 4K OLED TV

Philips has unveiled a 55-inch 4K OLED TV at IFA 2016 that it has coined 901F TV, reported the Verge.
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2016-09-05

Philips Appoints New Chief of Operations

Royal Philips announced the appointment of Sophie Bechu as Chief of Operations and Executive Vice President. Sophie Bechu, who joins Philips as of September 1, 2016 from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), becomes a member of Philips’ Executive Committee and reports directly to Philips CEO Frans van Houten. Sophie Bechu succeeds Pasquale Abruzzese, who left Philips in May of this year for personal reasons.
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2016-09-02

Veeco Receives Order for its Industry Leading MBE R&D System

Veeco announced that it has received an order to deliver the 25th GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System to Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology based in Haifa, Israel. Introduced in August 2013, the GENxplor system is the number one selling R&D MBE system to universities and research institutions.
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2016-09-01

Leedarson and Huawei Sign New Strategic Partnership Agreement

Huawei and Leedarson signed a strategic cooperation agreement on its largest annual conference in Shanghai expo center. They will work together to create a more market competitive ecosystem based on the principle of “equality and mutual benefit, Win-Win together”.
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2016-09-01

[Breaking News] GE Lighting to Withdraw from Asia and Latin America Markets

GE Lighting CEO Bill Lacey announced in an internal memo to employees that it will be withdrawing from Asia and Latin America Markets as of Nov. 30, 2016, reported China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI).
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2016-09-01

Donated LED Lights in Colorado Springs Help Cut Energy Bills

The Chicago-based Energy Resource Center has donated LED bulbs to Colorado Springs in U.S., reported KRDO.com.
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2016-09-01

Epistar Files U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Adamax

Epistar, a leading innovator and manufacturer of LED solid-state lighting technologies, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Adamax Inc.(d/b/a Newhouse Lighting) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on August 30, 2016. The complaint asserts that Newhouse Lighting products and technology infringe six Epistar patents and seeks injunctive relief to halt the further sale of the infringing Newhouse Lighting products.
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2016-09-01

Lighting Science Appoints New Senior Scientist and Director of HealthE™ Lighting Division

Technology innovation group and LED manufacturer Lighting Science today announced the appointment of Ute Besenecker as Senior Scientist and Director of their HealthE™ Lighting product line. Besenecker comes to Lighting Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where she recently earned both a Ph.D. in Architectural Sciences and Master of Science in Lighting. In her new role, Besenecker will assume primary responsibility for managing Lighting Science’s innovative HealthE lighting portfolio, which will include both commercial and industrial applications of the company’s patented Awake & Alert®, GoodNight®and DynaSpectrum™ lighting technologies.
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2016-08-31

Top Chinese LED Chip and Package Manufacturers Raise Prices

In an environment of intense price wars, nothing can grab LED manufacturers attention more than "price hikes." Chinese LED manufacturers MLS, Kinglight and other manufacturers all raised their product prices in March 2016. Another wave of price hikes occurred in May, when San’an Opto and Taiwanese LED manufacturer Epistar increased prices. Recent market rumors point towards another round of price upticks.
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2016-08-30

Leyard Acquisitions Aims for Nationwide Coverage in China

Leyard Optoelectronic acquired two Chinese LED manufacturers Linso LED, Pread, and lighting installation company Frank-Time recently.
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2016-08-30

Sharp Shows Interest in Forming pan-Japan OLED Alliance with JDI

Sharp President Tai Jeng-wu told The Nikkei and other reporters that it intended to collaborate with Japan Display Inc. (JDI) in the development of OLED displays to catch up with Korean competitors Samsung.
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2016-08-30

Indian State Tamil Nadu to Roll out LED Streetlight Upgrade

Tami Nadu will be implementing a state-wide streetlight upgrade in all municipalities, said Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday.
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2016-08-30

U.S. Court Rules Enplas to Compensate Seoul Semiconductor US $4M in Damages in Patent Invalidation Case

Seoul Semiconductor (“Seoul”) continuously invalidated Japanese lens maker Enplas’s LED lens patents again in U.S. and Europe, and obtained the final infringement judgment from a U.S. Federal court holding that Enplas willfully infringed Seoul’s backlight system and lens patents, which has consolidated Seoul’s victory in global backlight lens patent litigations.
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2016-08-30

Lifco Acquires Norwegian LED Supplier Nordesign

Lifco has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of Norwegian Nordesign AS, a supplier of LED-lighting to the Scandinavian market.
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2016-08-30

Ledman Acquires VisionChina Media

VisionChina Media ("VisionChina Media" or the "Company"), China's largest out-of-home digital television and advertising network on mass transportation systems and the leading provider of urban mass transit Wi-Fi, announced that its consolidated variable interest entity, VisionChina Media Group ("VisionChina Media Group") has entered into a new equity transfer agreement and a new profit compensation agreement (the "New Agreements") with Ledman Optoelectronic.
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2016-08-26

Equipment Shortages Pushes Back Sharp’s OLED Production

Sharp might be adjusting its OLED panel production plan, and move the production plant in Taiwan to a joint venture factory with Foxconn in Japan, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-08-26

Two GaN Systems’ Founders Retire

Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems into the world leading manufacturer of GaN power transistors and supplier to more than 500 customers, serial entrepreneurs Patterson and Roberts will leave their operating roles. Patterson will retain a position on GaN Systems’ Board of Directors, while Roberts will remain available to the company as an emeritus contributor.
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2016-08-26

Cree Recalls 112,500 LED T8 Tube Lights in North America Over Burn Hazard

Cree recalls about 112,500 LED T8 tube lights in U.S. and Canada over burn hazard issues.
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2016-08-26

[Flash News] Feilo Acoustic, cnlight and Foshan Lighting Investment Announcements

Chinese LED manufacturers Feilo Acoustic, cnlight and Foshan Lighting announced their latest financial investments and developments.
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2016-08-25

Auckson Opto Revenue and Gross Margin Drop in 1H16

Auckson Opto recently announced its revenue for first half of 2016, which revealed its revenue and gross margin all declined.
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2016-08-25

AUO: Taiwan Government Needs to Lift Display Financing Restrictions for AMOLED Industry to Take off

AUO Chairman and CEO Paul Peng applauded Taiwan’s Ministry of Economics Affairs (MOEA) plan of vertically integrating the country’s OLED supply chain, but cautioned the Taiwanese government needs to implement concrete measures and follow through, during the opening ceremony of Touch Taiwan 2016.
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2016-08-25

WELLMAX and SAMSUNG’s Cooperation Steps up with Focus on LED Bulbs

On August 24th, 2016, Global Sales Manager Steve Byun, Lighting Marketing Manager Brandon Lee and R&D engineers from Samsung Electronics (SAMSUNG) visited Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX) located at Pudong New District, Shanghai. They were greeted by the CEO of WELLMAX, Yamin Wang, and WELLMAX R&D engineers.
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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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