2017-06-03

Western Digital Responds to Toshiba Statement Related to NAND Flash-Memory JVs

Western Digital Corp. today issued the following in response to Toshiba Corporation’s (“Toshiba”) statement that it will transfer back the three NAND flash-memory joint ventures (“the JVs”) operated with Western Digital from Toshiba Memory Corporation (“TMC”):
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2017-06-03

TOSHIBA Updates on Status of Third-party Investment in the Memory Business

Toshiba Corporation has resolved to revert to itself from Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), the stake of a joint venture (JV) between Toshiba and SanDisk LLC (SanDisk) at Yokkaichi Operations, which manufactures flash memories. TMC was split from Toshiba Corporation on April 1 2017, as a wholly owned subsidiary responsible for the memory business.
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2017-06-03

Thermaltake and Asetek Partner on New Floe Riing RGB Product

Asetek, a specialist in liquid cooling solutions for data centers, servers and PCs, announced that Thermaltake has selected Asetek's liquid cooling technology for its new Floe Riing RGB TT Premium Edition All-in-One Cooler Series.
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2017-06-02

THE SLYNG Is the Next Generation of Light Shows

THE SLYNG is a unique assembly of lights + rope which allow the user to create illumination patterns that have never been done before. It combines art, performance, and recreation in the form of light manipulation. Combining various aspects of other light show forms make it feel familiar, but also creating flow art and movements unlike anything else.
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2017-06-01

Enocean and Silvair Team Up To Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity

Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity.
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2017-06-01

Modern Forms Wins Best Booth Awards at 2017 Lightfair International

Modern Forms received the Best Booth Award in the Design Pavilion during 2017 Lightfair International at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Modern Forms earned the accolade for excellence in visual display and product presentation.
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2017-06-01

LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year this September

The symbiosis of LED/OLED lighting and modern technology has led to new technical system architectures that will alter the light market, forever. For the next generations of lighting concepts to succeed a holistic approach between technology and the system is required, but how? The associated interdisciplinary developments require comprehensive knowledge of applications, designs and technologies in order to meet their potential.
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2017-05-26

South China Normal University Announces Latest Achievements in Color Video Electronic Paper

The latest achievements in color video electronic paper displays, produced by the team lead by Professor Guofu Zhou from South China Normal University (SCNU), are introduced at Display Week 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) by the Society for Information Display (SID), the academic authority in the field of information display technology worldwide. This technology has been selected as one of the most innovative display technologies for demonstration at the innovation zone (I-Zone) of the conference exhibition hall. In addition, Professor Zhou delivered a presentation on the recent breakthroughs of SCNU's color video e-paper technology at the Electronic Paper and Reflective Display Session.
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2017-05-26

SID Names Display Week's Best In Show And I-Zone Winners

The Society for Information Display (SID) celebrated the winners of the Best in Show and I-Zone (Innovation Zone) during its annual Awards Luncheon held yesterday during Display Week 2017.  The winners of the Display Industry Awards announced last week were also honored at the luncheon, which was held in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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2017-05-25

Light from Osram Puts BMW Motorsport Team in Top Form for Racing

BMW Motorsport will be using biologically effective light from Osram during the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring in Germany, taking place on May 27 and 28. As new official partner of BMW Motorsport, Osram will be supplying activating light for drivers and engineers both before and during the race, enhancing their alertness and boosting their concentration. 
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2017-05-25

Sustainability Rating Schemes Help Projects Deliver Better Outcomes

For a small cost a sustainability rating scheme can help construction and infrastructure projects deliver not only better environmental outcomes but also better social and economic outcomes. “By setting a series of standards and targets the rating scheme encourages projects to innovate and produce a better project,” says Chris Broadbent at building science centre BRE.
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2017-05-25

Patent Reexamination Board of the SIPO Dismisses Intematix Suzhou Lighting’s Claim Against Red Phosphor Patent Owned by Mitsubishi Chemical and NIMS

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hitoshi Ochi) and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; Location: Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki; President: Kazuhito Hashimoto) today announced that the Patent Reexamination Board of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. (SIPO) has dismissed every aspect of the claim, filed on November 2, 2016, by China’s Intematix Suzhou Lighting Co., Ltd.* 1 (Intematix Suzhou Lighting), requesting for the invalidation of the Chinese patent (No. ZL201110066517.7; “the patent”* 2 ) for red phosphor, a material used extensively in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), owned by MCC and NIMS. The board approved the validity of the patent, and MCC and NIMS received the written decision effective May 10. 
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2017-05-25

NAILD Unveils Advanced, Industry-Specific Lighting Training

Lighting professionals can now focus their expertise on specific market segments through its redesigned Lighting Specialist (LS II) program, the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) announced today.
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2017-05-25

Global Lighting Technologies Announces New Partnership with Kruvand Associates

Global Lighting Technologies Inc would like to welcome Kruvand Associates as our new local representative organization for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana territories. Like GLT, Kruvand Associates has long served manufactures in the area by providing exceptional service and products and employs a team of account managers and sales personnel to support the area. 
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2017-05-25

OLED CHINA and DIGITAL SIGNAGE 2017 to be Held in Shanghai concurrently with SIGN & LED CHINA 2017 in September

Organised by UBM Trust, OLED CHINA 2017 and DIGITAL SIGNAGE 2017 will be held from September 20-22 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), along with two other UBM Trust flagship events SIGN CHINA 2017 & LED CHINA 2017. The four concurrent events will bring together 1,300 exhibitors covering 100,000 sqm exhibition space. Each event will share their own resources to complement their industrial advantages, which will further extend the industry chain.
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2017-05-25

Seoul Semiconductor Continuously Pursues Patent Infringement Actions against Everlight Products

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890) — On April 28, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH (“Seoul”) filed a patent infringement claim in Germany at the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronic Inc. (“Mouser), a global electronic components distributor, which it accused of selling Everlight LED products.
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2017-05-24

Energy-Efficient Products Program Available to Residential Customers of FirstEnergy's Ohio Utilities

Residential customers of FirstEnergy Corp.'s Ohio utilities (Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison and The Illuminating Company) can receive incentives, including cash rebates and instant discounts, on the purchase of qualified energy-efficient equipment.
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2017-05-24

Dialight Becomes First Industrial LED Lighting Supplier to Reach 1 Million Installed Fixtures Milestone

Dialight plc ("Dialight" or the "Company"), a major supplier of industrial LED lighting technology, announced that over 1 million of its class-leading industrial LED lighting products have been installed worldwide as of December 2016, making it the first manufacturer in the industry to achieve this major milestone.
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2017-05-24

Steve Barlow Joins Lumileds as SVP of Illumination

Lumileds announced the appointment of Steve Barlow as Senior Vice President (SVP) of its Illumination Business, effective May 22. Barlow rejoins Lumileds from Cree, Inc., where he served as SVP of sales and business development, responsible for the lighting division products, channels and revenue growth. 
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2017-05-24

Elemental LED Expands Workforce to Over 100 Employees in Nevada

Elemental LED, an engineering and technology-based manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, and The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the relocation of Elemental LED’s U.S. manufacturing and R&D operations to Reno, Nevada. The company is moving its corporate headquarters into an adjacent property located in the South Meadows area of Reno and expects to be operational by end of the third quarter of this year. Elemental LED plans to hire up to 100 employees over the next two years.
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2017-05-22

ON Semiconductor Names Digi-Key 2016 Global High Service Distributor

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, was awarded ON Semiconductor's "2016 Distributor of the Year, Global High Service Distributor" Award at the 2017 EDS Banquet in Las Vegas, NV. The award was presented by Jeff Thomson, VP Global Channel Sales at ON Semi and given to David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductor of Digi-Key.
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2017-05-19

Ultratech Receives Multiple Laser System Order To Ramp Advanced FinFET Production From Major Customer In Asia

Ultratech, Inc., a major supplier of lithography, laser­ processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HBLEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced that it has received a multiple system follow-on order for its LSA101 dual-beam laser spike anneal (LSA) systems. 
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2017-05-18

Xcel Energy Awards the 2016 Data Center Efficiency Award to H5 Data Centers

H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, announced the receipt of Xcel Energy’s 2016 Data Center Efficiency Award. Xcel Energy recognized H5’s sustainability leadership through its $15 million energy efficiency and infrastructure improvement upgrades at its Denver data center campus. The energy-efficient investments resulted in the annual reduction of 3.2 million kwh – the equivalent reduction of over 1,850 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
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2017-05-17

Chroma Receives the Highest Industrial Innovation Award in Taiwan

Chroma ATE Inc. CEO Leo Huang received the Distinguished Enterprise Innovation Award, the highest honor available from the 5th Industrial Innovation Award during the awards ceremony held on April 21. Leo Huang expresses his gratitude towards the Evaluation Committee from the 5th Industrial Innovation Award for awarding Chroma this honor, "This award also belongs to all members of Chroma who have devoted their long effort in developing innovative testing solutions."
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2017-05-16

Eaton Announces Winners of the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards Lighting Design Competition

Power management company Eaton announced the winners of the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards lighting design competition, part of the company’s commitment to celebrating current and future lighting designers and specifiers. The winners were recognized on Monday, May 8 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Six professional awards and seven student awards were presented.
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2017-05-15

From Payment to Ticketing: Contactless Technologies Are On the Rise in Smart Cities

Contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology payments are on the rise: especially consumers and commuters in highly populated urban areas require higher transaction speeds and more convenience. Infineon Technologies AG, a major provider of chip-based payment products, helps card and device manufacturers and transport operators to cope with the security and performance challenges of this trend.
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2017-05-12

Osram Acquires Stake in plantCube Developer Agrilution

Osram has acquired a stake in Munich-based start-up Agrilution. The lighting group holds a strategic minority interest in the company via its venture capital arm Fluxunit. The start-up has developed a smart indoor growing box, the plantCube, that serves as a salad, vegetable and herb garden for the home.
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2017-05-12

Dayton Power and Light Partners with The Foodbank for Energy Savings

The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.
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2017-05-12

Smart Cities Lighting for a Brighter Future: Tarsier Introduces New Smart LED Solutions

Legacy high-pressure sodium street lights and the equally outdated street poles that house them are among the most expensive—and often the most expensive—line item on a city’s electricity bill. New, Smart LED Solutions from Tarsier Ltd. can reduce energy costs by 63%, increase street brightness, and, most importantly, provide intelligent nodes to create a network of smart city applications.
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2017-05-12

New IoT-Ready Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

Industry-leading organizations like Enlighted, Tridonic and DesignLights Consortium are working to establish a standard for “IoT-Ready™” light fixtures that can easily be upgraded with sensors and connectivity modules after installation.
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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