News-Spot | Business News | Dec 02, 2014

Private Equity Company Ratos Acquires LEDiL

Ratos has signed an agreement to acquire approximately 67% of the shares in the Finnish LED optics company Ledil Oy from the company's founders. The purchase price (enterprise value) for 100% of the company amounts to EUR 97m, of which Ratos will provide equity of approximately EUR 50m. Ledil is a leading global player in secondary optics (lenses which focus light from a source to achieve a desired lighting solution) for LED lighting. The company started in 2002 and is owned today by the two founders and Ledil's CEO. Ratos is acquiring approximately 67% of the company and the founders and other key people will own approximately 33%. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 28, 2014

Albis Plastic and Röber Kunststoffe Collaborate in Lighting Segment

With immediate effect, the polyCarbonate-based Alcom LDM (Light Diffusion Matt) from Albis Plastic will be used in the R. CarbonatE Alcom LED production line at Röber Kunststoffe. This specialist for extruded and transparent Plastics, located in Kroppach in the German Westerwald, is now expanding its product line of glazing materials for the lighting sector. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 12, 2014

TÜV SÜD Offers One-Stop Service for LED and Battery Products Covering the S-JQA Mark

TÜV SÜD now also can offer S-JQA Mark certification which has a high reputation on the Japanese Market The international quality and safety solutions provider TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers of LED and battery products all over the world in meeting the safety standards of the Japanese market. Following recognition by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA), TÜV SÜD can now provide the relevant product testing services for the S-JQA Mark. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 04, 2014

EBV Elektronik Signs Agreement with Samsung Semiconductor for Distribution of LED Components in the EMEA Region

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company and a leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution signed an agreement with Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH, an European subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, for distribution of Samsung’s LED component products in EMEA region. The agreement is effective as of October 2014. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 14, 2014

Nanoco Signs Joint Development Agreement with Osram

Nanoco Group plc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, announces that it has signed a follow-on joint development agreement with Osram, one of the world’s largest lighting companies, in connection with the use of Nanoco cadmium-free quantum dots in general lighting. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 14, 2014

Aledia’s Nanowire LED Technology Endorsed By 2014 Physics Nobel Prize Winner

Nanowires are the basis of Aledia's 3D LED technology that promises several advantages over the conventional LED technology Prof. Hiroshi Amano, a member of Aledia’s Scientific Advisory Board, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside Shuji Nakamura and Isamu Akasaki for their roles in inventing the blue light emitting diode (LED), that has revolutionized the lighting and display worlds. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 06, 2014

Albis Plastic and Eastman Expand Successful Partnership

Albis Plastic GmbH will soon be adding technical plastics to the list of Eastman Chemical Company products it distributes in Turkey. The company's distribution rights for the Turkish plastics market are valid as of October 2014. This agreement expands the long-standing partnership between ALBIS and Eastman, which continues to enjoy great success in many areas of Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 06, 2014

Advantek Expands Support for LED Packaging Solutions with the Acquisition of Tempo Electronics

Advantek, Inc. today announced they have acquired all the assets of Tempo Electronics and the Surftape® product line. Effective immediately Advantek will be offering Surftape® through its extensive global sales organization. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 22, 2014

ESCATEC Expands Its LED and Micro Manufacturing Facilities to Meet Growing Demand

ESCATEC's expanded MOEMS cleanroom ESCATEC, one of Europe's leading providers of contract and manufacturing services, has nearly doubled the size of its ISO Class 7 cleanroom to meet the increasing need for miniaturized, multi-function components and 'smart materials/systems' with new equipment for material preparation, components creation and assemblies. The expansion includes a 'Future Lab' with advanced state-of-the-art R&D, custom designs, specialised prototyping, and novel process development that will offer leading-edge LED solutions as well as a dedicated workspace next to the cleanroom for 'hands-on' design work with ESCATEC's partners. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 18, 2014

SPARK Received CNAS Accreditation

On June 23th, China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) authorize that: The Laboratory of Shenzhen Spark Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd, that is, Shenzhen Municipal solar semiconductor lighting Laboratory (SLED), become one of the few national laboratories certificated by CNAS. The certification No. is: CNAS L6963. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 09, 2014

Intematix and SABIC Collaborate to Deliver Increased Efficiency Solutions for LED Systems

Intematix' ChromaLit lighting system uses remote phophortechnology. The ChromaLit Linear was developed with SABIC's LEXAN LUX transparent, diffusion and reflective resin grades Intematix Corporation, a leading manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has collaborated with SABIC's Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear - a state of the art LED offering developed for the lighting industry. By using Intematix's remote phosphor technology and SABIC's LEXAN™ LUX resins, lighting customers can now achieve the energy efficiency and reliability benefits of LEDs, while also experiencing increased optical efficiency and better light uniformity-a critical factor for commercial environments. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 03, 2014

MechaTronix Enters Eco Partnership with Osram

MechaTronix offers LED coolers for a broad range of Osram LEDs and LED modules While LED COB modules are more and more seen as a commodity product, also the related accessories around enter the same era. The importance of easy off-the-shelf availability, proven quality and validated technical ability grows every day for lighting parts like reflectors and lenses, led drivers and LED coolers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

Lextar and Cree, Inc. Announce LED Cooperation

Lextar Electronics Corp., a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, and Cree, Inc., today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lextar and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips. As part of the agreement, Cree will invest approximately $83 million to purchase 83 million Lextar shares at a price of NT$30 per share. Lextar and Cree will also enter into a long-term LED chip supply agreement, as well as an agreement for certain Cree LED chip and component intellectual property. Upon closing of the investment, Cree will own approximately 13% of Lextar, becoming Lextar’s strategic customer in lighting market. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 22, 2014

Holophane Joins LIA Laboratories Unmetered Supply Measurement Scheme – UMSUG

LIA Laboratories Ltd welcomes Holophane to their Unmetered Supply Measurement Certification Scheme, which provides an assurance of the validity of the power data measured by manufacturers when describing the performance of their lighting products for use in unmetered supply (UMS) applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 21, 2014

Infineon Technologies AG to Acquire International Rectifier Corporation

Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corporation today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US-Dollar 40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US-Dollar 3 billion. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power management technology. By the integration of International Rectifier, Infineon complements its offerings and will be able to provide customers with an even broader range of innovative products and services. Infineon will also benefit significantly from greater economies of scale as well as a larger regional footprint. Read more »

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