2017-10-16

Osram Acquires a Stake in the Retail Software Specialist beaconsmind

Osram acquires a stake in the Swiss company beaconsmind AG. Via its venture capital unit, Fluxunit, the lighting company has gained a strategic minority interest in the start-up that offers smart software to retailers, enabling a personalized approach to customers. Fluxunit supports and develops both internal and external start-ups.
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2017-10-16

Macedonian Cultivation Facility Invests In Heliospectra LED Technology

Heliospectra AB (publ), an expert in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new cooperation with NYSK Holdings, a state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis facility in Macedonia. The grower is partnering with Heliospectra to be able to supply patients with consistent, pharmaceutical-grade medicine for chronic diseases year-round. The investment is valued at around $125,000 (1,016,000 SEK).
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2017-10-16

Ultravision International Enters Four-Year Agreement with Lamar Advertising Company for LED Lights and Displays

Ultravision International announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Lamar Advertising Company, an owner and operator of outdoor advertising and logo sign displays, for Lamar to purchase LED billboard lights and Modular LED Display Panels from Ultravision.
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2017-10-16

Smart Cities Race Steps up a Gear with £10m Connexin Investment

Metropolitan Wi-Fi firm Connexin has secured up to a £10m investment to rapidly scale up and expand its smart cities business.
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2017-10-16

Samsung Switches Focus to Micro LED to Escape Plight of Poor QLED Sales

OLED patent holder Samsung Electronics now also steps into the realm of Micro LED, reported the Investor. It is also looking to acquire PlayNitride, a Taiwan-based Micro LED developer in an attempt to offset the sluggish sales of its QLED TVs.
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2017-10-13

What iPhone X’s AMOLED Cost Tells Us About Commercialization of Micro LED

The first Micro LED product is Crystal LED Display that Sony showcased at CES 2012. Outwardly similar to a regular TV, it was an ultimate combination of the most state-of-the-art technologies back then. However, Sony, after its first success, had gone silent for quite a while until 2016.
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2017-10-12

DOE Publishes Snapshot on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new Snapshot report on LED outdoor area lighting. Based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts®database, the report focuses on outdoor area/roadway luminaires (including street lighting and wall packs), parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires (e.g., those used for gas station fuel pump areas). Retrofit kits and dedicated luminaires in these categories are not considered separately, as only in the area/roadway category did retrofit kits make up a notable percentage (8%) of the products listed in the category.
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2017-10-11

Osram's New Plant in Bulgaria Ready to Run

German-based lighting behemoth Osram announced on October 10 a total investment of EUR 25.6 million (USD 30.1 million) in its first plant in Bulgaria. The company has made public its plan to expand its production line to Eastern Europe earlier in March this year, covered in news from SeeNews.
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2017-10-06

Siemens Severs Connections with Osram after $1.4 Billion Stake Sale

German engineering conglomerate Siemens said on Wednesday it sold its share of more than 17% in Osram, the noted lighting giant that was originally a part of it, in an accelerated bookbuild run by Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.
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2017-10-05

Elite Advanced Laser Scales Up Capacity with AIX G5+ C

AIXTRON announced today that Elite Advanced Laser Corporation (eLASER), a Taiwan-based provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for advanced optoelectronic and radio frequency (RF) components, has placed a repeat order for an AIX G5+ C system to produce gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial wafers and devices for power electronics applications.
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2017-10-05

Kingbright Announced an Authorized Distribution Agreement with Arrow

Kingbright Company has recently signed an authorized distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc.
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2017-10-05

Plessey Partners with Top Dutch Alstroemeria Grower for LED Grow Lights Following Successful Trial

Plessey announces a partnership with leading Dutch alstroemeria grower Together2Grow, following a successful trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation.
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2017-10-05

Veeco Ships Next Generation MOCVD Systems to China for High Volume LED Production

Veeco Instruments announced that it has shipped multiple TurboDisc® EPIK® 868 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems to several leading Chinese LED manufacturers for the production of light emitting diodes (LEDs) for solid statelighting applications.
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2017-10-04

Tyntek Pours a $42.7 Mil. Investment in New Sensor Plant

Taiwan-based LED chip manufacturer Tyntek Corporation expects positive outlook of sensors, so it plans to invest NTD 1.2~1.3 billion to build a new factory. The new plant is expected to enter mass production phase in second quarter of 2018. The design capacity of the first period is estimated to be 30,000 6-inch wafers per month. 
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2017-10-03

Philips adds Ball Seed to North America Partner Network

Philips Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Ball Seed, one of North America’s leading wholesale horticultural distributors.
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2017-10-03

Philips Lighting and Amazon Team-up to Upgrade the Smart Home

Philips Lighting has expanded its collaboration with Amazon to create an easy way to start with a voice-controlled smart home. While supplies last, customers who purchase an Echo Plus will receive a Philips Hue white connected light bulb, which can be controlled using your voice and Alexa.
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2017-10-03

Kenall is the First to Introduce Light Fixtures Using Indigo-Clean Technology to Safely Kill Harmful Bacteria

Most people agree that athletic activity is healthy for mind and body, but harmful bacteria in locker rooms, restrooms and on equipment introduces the risk of infection. To combat these infections, Kenall has incorporated Indigo-Clean technology into two of the company’s best-selling sealed, high-abuse, LED light fixtures: the Millenium™ Stretch MLHA and SimpleSeal™ HASEDI Luminaires. These luminaires combine white ambient light with 405nm Indigo light in order to kill harmful bacteria, including staph, such as MRSA, and are part of a comprehensive portfolio of lighting products that Kenall has developed utilizing this revolutionary new technology.
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2017-10-03

Philips Lighting opens Global Customer Remote Operations Center in Bengaluru, India

Philips Lighting opens its Global Customer Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Bengaluru, India. Equipped with the latest network monitoring technology and data analytics software, the new center will enable Philips Lighting to provide its professional connected lighting customers with a range of services from predictive fault monitoring to in-depth consultancy services based on data insights. The ROC will help its customers to increase their operational efficiency and save costs on energy and maintenance.
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2017-10-03

Osram’s Digital Lumens Seeds MassBike Light Brigade Initiative

Digital Lumens is now an Osram business and Fort Point-based market leader in intelligent LED lighting and sensor-based building smart building applications. The company announced a $1,000 seed donation in support of the MassBike Light Brigade initiative. Throughout October, MassBike will raise funds to purchase lights from Planet Bike, which will be distributed at colleges across the state, as well as in key locations around Boston prior to the end of Daylight Savings Time.
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2017-10-03

Philips Lighting Announces the Inception of Philips Lighting Foundation

Philips Lighting announced the inception of the Philips Lighting Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to provide sustainable access to light to people in communities that are underserved by electricity. To fulfill this mission the foundation partners with actors across the entire access-to-light value chain.
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2017-10-02

San’an to Rival Epistar After Ending ‘Frenemy’ Relationship

Epistar's major stockholder Xiamen San’an Optoelectronics announced on September 27 that it has sold all of its 3.05% share of Epistar. San’an lately sold 33.306 million shares of Epistar in a block trade, gaining NTD 1.244 billion (USD 41.01 million) after deducting the transaction fee.
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2017-09-30

The Grove Nevada Continues Monumental Business Growth and Standardization on Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions

Rapid expansion of Las Vegas commercial cultivation facility relies on Heliospectra’s technology to control product consistency and crop quality
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2017-09-29

[Financial Updates] Lextar's Revenue in August Down 4.6% MoM But the Firm is Accelerating Product Innovation

Lextar, a Taiwan-based supplier of a board range of LED products, reported its revenue in August declined to NTD 1.06 billion, down 4.6% MoM and 9.95% YoY. The consolidated revenue as of the end of August reached about NTD 8.35 billion, down 9.37% YoY.
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2017-09-28

Philips Announces Completion of $23M European VCSEL Manufacturing Project

Philips Photonics, expert in VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers) technology solutions for data communications, consumer and industrial applications, announced the successful completion of its ‘VIDaP’ project (VCSEL Pilot Line for Illumination, Datacom and Power Applications), a €23 million project jointly sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the EU, and executed under the umbrella of the European ECSEL program.
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2017-09-28

Main Event! WELLMAX Lighting Will Showcase New Products On The Canton Fair And The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

Nearing the end of 2017, as the global markets enter the peak season of the year, the two most important exhibitions for professional buyers and manufacturers are coming. On October 15th 2017, the 122nd China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), the largest international trade fair in the world, is scheduled to open in Guangzhou, China. Immediately after, on October 27th the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be held. As the LED Bulb Expert, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX) will participate in these two exhibitions to showcase newly developed LED bulb products to the global audience.
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2017-09-26

Revolution Lighting Technologies Provides Third and Fourth Quarter Updates and Revises Full Year Guidance

Revolution Lighting Technologies on 22nd September provided an update to its projected third and fourth quarter results, and revised its full year guidance. As a result of recent hurricane activity in Texas and the south east impacting our multifamily lighting revenue, and the slippage of a number of our Energy Source division projects from the third quarter to the fourth quarter, our third quarter results will be negatively impacted.
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2017-09-25

Nitride Filed Patent Infringement Lawsuit Relating to UV-LED against Digi-Key

On September 22, 2017 (CDT), Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Nitride”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against Digi-Key Corporation d/b/a Digi-Key Electronics (“Digi-Key”), which sells UV-LED products on the internet that are manufactured by RayVio Corporation, a CA based UV-LED manufacturer (“RayVio”). 
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2017-09-22

LEEDARSON’s Dimmable Bulb be the First Zigbee 3.0 LED Light

On September 5, TUV Rheinland issued Zigbee 3.0 certification for the LEEDARSON LED Dimmable Bulb. This is the first LED light in the world to be officially Zigbee 3.0 certified and implement Green Power Proxy Basic (GPPB) functionality.
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2017-09-21

TrendForce Forecasts More Than 30% of Smartphones Shipped Worldwide in 2018 Will Carry OLED Panel Following iPhone X

Trends in the display industry are heavily influenced by the developments in the consumer electronics markets, and this is seen in the rapid growth of the OLED panel market due to the rising demand from smartphone and TV brands. 
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2017-09-21

Delphi Partners with LeddarTech to Provide LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a commercial partnership agreement with LeddarTech, a Canadian company developing solid-state LiDAR technology.
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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

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