News-Spot | Business News | Mar 21, 2014

Thomas Research Products Moves Into New Facility

Thomas Research Products announces that it has moved to a new larger headquarters and distribution facility. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 19, 2014

LUXeXceL Extends 3D Printing Capacity with New Factory for LED Optics

With the new manufacturing facility, LUXeXceL will be prepared for mass production of Printoptical® products LUXeXceL Group, the inventor of the revolutionary Printoptical® Technology, and global leader in the Additive Manufacturing of optical components, announces to invest in a new 3D printing factory dedicated to manufacturing volumes of LED lighting optics. This month the first housing and installation activities have started to ensure that the first digital production line will be operational by the second half of 2014. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 06, 2014

3M invests in MSi Lighting

3M has invested in MSi Lighting of Boca Raton, Florida, a company that 3M has been working with for the past year on a line of LED lights for multiple applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 06, 2014

Toshiba International Corporation Announces Lighting Business Reorganization

Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) of Houston, Texas has announced a reorganization affecting its LED Lighting Systems Division. Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corporation (TLT), headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan, is responsible for Toshiba’s global lighting businesses and is implementing a reorganization of international operations. As a result, the LED Lighting Systems Division within TIC will discontinue most operations by March 31, 2014. The headquarters’ responsibility for Toshiba Lighting in the Americas will be transferred to Greenstar Lighting Products Inc. located in San Antonio, Texas. Greenstar is a wholly owned subsidiary of TLT. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 25, 2014

LED Engin Named Best New Component in the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards 2014

LED Engin's LuxiTune™ received the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards 2014 for component at source level LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high flux density LED products, announces that its tunable white light engine LuxiTune™ has been crowned Best New Component at Source Level, a special citation in the 4th annual Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIAs). LuxiTune is also a winner in the Modules and Light Sources category. This success follows the product being recognized as Solid-State Lighting Product of the Year at the Elektra Awards, Europe's flagship electronics industry awards competition. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 24, 2014

Norlux Develops New Product Line for Thomas Research Products

To complete Thomas Research Products' broad range of standard LED drivers, the have chosen Norlux to develop and produce a family of standard light engines Norlux LED design services for OEMs were highlighted with the introduction of a line of Light Engines by Thomas Research Products. Norlux is a leading North American LED systems integrator with a history of strength in both design and manufacturing. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 20, 2014

SEICA France SRL Becomes Essemtec’s New Sales and Distribution Partner for France

Essemtec announces that on February 1, 2014, a new exclusive collaboration agreement for France was signed with SEICA France SARL, a global provider of solutions for the electronics industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 12, 2014

Microchip Technology Announces Acquisition of Supertex Inc.

Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex Incorporated today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex for $33 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $394 million, and a total enterprise value of about $246 million, after excluding Supertex’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $148 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Microchip’s non GAAP earnings per share in the first full quarter after completion of the acquisition. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 10, 2014

Qatar Based Alwaseeta Enters LED Business By Signing Joint Venture Agreement with QKLC

Qatar Intermediate Industries Company (Alwaseeta) has signed a joint venture agreement with Qatar Korea LED Consortium (QKLC) for setting up a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems’ manufacturing facility in the country. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 04, 2014

Brandenburg Acquisition Reflects Synopsys Strategy in Optical Solutions

When most people see "Synopsys" they think, "That's not how you spell that word." But to those in the electronics industry, "Synopsys" is synonymous with EDA and IP. And, they're right - for the most part. In reality, Synopsys has been executing a strategy to expand its total addressable market into areas that are naturally adjacent to its traditional markets for years. The company now provides a wide range of technologies that accelerate innovation in electronics. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 03, 2014

Osram Is First Chip Manufacturer To Switch Red and Yellow LED Fabrication To 6-Inch Wafers

A view of the clean room - the assembly system transporting a 6-inch wafer; 4-inch wafers can be seen on the left (Picture: Osram) Osram Opto Semiconductors is keeping pace with the constant growth of the market and switching its fabrication of red, orange and yellow light emitting diodes to 6-inch wafers. The German high-tech company is extending the fabrication of all large-wafer LEDs to the indium-gallium-aluminum-phosphide (InGaAlP) material system and expanding its production capacity. The company began switching fabrication of blue LED chips in 2011. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 27, 2014

Pixelligent Technologies Got Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Granted

Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant by the Department of Energy (DOE). The nine-month, $150,000 program will enable Pixelligent to accelerate the development of its nanoadditives for use in OLED lighting. As part of this program, Pixelligent will partner with OLEDWorks LLC, a leading OLED lighting company. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 24, 2014

Greenlux Finland and Ensto Begin Close Cooperation

LED manufacturer Greenlux Finland begins sales and manufacturing cooperation with the cleantech company Ensto. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 10, 2014

Xicato Doubles Its Space to Accommodate New LED Light Module Manufacturing Line in Silicon Valley

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that it has relocated its San Jose headquarters to accommodate a new manufacturing line for the company's next generation of products. The new 24 thousand-square-foot space is more than double the size of Xicato's previous San Jose facility. The privately held company has invested millions of dollars in equipment and resources to meet the increasing global demand for its LED modules. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 13, 2013

New Transfer Project for Polyoptics GmbH

Automated clean-room facilities of polyoptics GmbH The German based company, a developer and manufacturer of polymer optics received a transfer project with a production volume in the mid six-figure range. The company is demonstrating once again that it has the knowledge and capability for large scale production realised to competitive market prices. Read more »

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