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Business News | Feb 03, 2011
Rudolph Technologies Expands into LED Marketplace
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC), a leading provider of process characterization equipment and software that is designed to improve yield for the microelectronics and solar manufacturing industries, announced today that it has expanded into the LED (light emitting diode) market with two significant orders. Read more »
Business News | Feb 17, 2011
DiCon Lighting Introduces Cielux as Its New Business Division
DiCon Lighting Introduces Cielux as Its New Business Division DiCon Lighting announced the launch of its new LED business unit, Cielux. Cielux was founded on a simple concept: to bring brilliant light with user-friendly interfaces into the home. Its family of products focuses on LED driven lamps that emit radiant light for task, accent and mood lighting. Cielux will ship its first product, LUNE, an LED mood light, on March 1st. Read more »
Business News | Feb 17, 2011
Philips LED Lightbulb is First 60-W Equivalent to Earn Energy Star Qualification
Philips LED Lightbulb is First 60-W Equivalent to Earn Energy Star Qualification The world’s first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent bulb is now also the first to earn ENERGY STAR qualification. Philips Lighting announced today that the Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt (also sold professionally under the Philips EnduraLED brand) has met or exceeded the quality and energy efficiency requirements for a 60-watt LED equivalent set forth by ENERGY STAR, proving that it is a highly-efficient, cost-effective lighting option for consumers. The bulb lasts 25 times longer and uses 80 percent less energy than the 60-watt incandescent bulb it was designed to replace. Read more »
Business News | Feb 23, 2011
Philips Lumileds Leads LED Lighting Industry to “Freedom From Binning” and Unsurpassed Quality of Light
Philips Lumileds announced an industry breakthrough today that will relieve luminaire manufacturers’ and lighting designers’ concerns over white light consistency and uniformity and will dramatically simplify the design process for LED solutions. With Philips Lumileds vision for Freedom From Binning, white LUXEON emitters will be so uniform and consistent that there will be no color bin selections. Buyers of the new LEDs, initially released at CCTs of 2700K and 3000K with others to follow, will receive LUXEON LEDs that are already tested and binned at real-world operating conditions so that their performance for color, light output, and efficacy are already known. Lumileds will proliferate Freedom From Binning through new product introductions this year and into the future. Read more »
Business News | Feb 24, 2011
10 Year Warranty on LED Lighting Fixtures
Amerlux has announced a brand new warranty that applies to all of the company's LED lighting fixtures beginning February 1, 2011. This bold warranty exhibits the company's confidence in its vast selection of breakthrough products, and fully expresses the Amerlux promise that LED products will be free from defects in material and workmanship for 10 years from the manufacture date. Read more »
Business News | Mar 01, 2011
Global Safety Certification Alignment, ALT Acquired KCMark & C-Tick
Aeon Lighting Technology Inc.(ALT), the leading high power LED lighting company in Taiwan, has recently acquired KCMark from Korea, and C-Tick from Australia, and become the first LED lighting manufacturer to acquire these two certifications in the world. It is also a surely approval from Korean and Australian governments to sell products into these two countries. Read more »
Business News | Mar 08, 2011
Capacity Expansion at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
Capacity Expansion at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will be stepping up its production output significantly by converting its two chip manufacturing facilities to 6-inch wafers while expanding both plants. A new production building is currently under construction in Penang, Malaysia, while in Regensburg, Germany, the available space is being reallocated. The two facilities will each be converting to the new manufacturing technology, introducing 6-inch wafers to replace the current 4-inch wafers. These measures are expected to almost double the chip production capacity for white LEDs by the end of 2012. Read more »
Business News | Mar 10, 2011
Tyco Electronics Is Now TE Connectivity Ltd.
Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) received shareholder approval at yesterday's Annual General Meeting to change the company name to TE Connectivity Ltd. The name change is subject to Swiss regulatory approval, which the company expects to receive by March 25, 2011. The NYSE ticker symbol (TEL) will remain the same. Read more »
Business News | Apr 05, 2011
LED Producer e:lumix Brings New Dynamics into the Lighting Industry
LED Producer e:lumix Brings New Dynamics into the Lighting Industry e:lumix, Augsburg, Germany, April 4th, 2011 - The following information was given to LED professional in an interview with Mr. Zabel, CTO of e:lumix. e:lumix will be delivering about 200 million LEDs of the type UltraHighBright 3528 LED to China in 2011. Through strategic measures and the simplification of chip production, e:lumix has been able to place their new LED Series – UltraHighBright 3528 LED in the mid-price sector for the Chinese market. A contract was signed with one of the largest Chinese LED-dealers last week. Read more »
Business News | May 05, 2011
Excelitas Technologies’ LED Facility in U.S. Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification
Excelitas Technologies, a global provider of innovative, customized optoelectronics to OEMs seeking high-performance technology solutions, announced today that its LED-based manufacturing facility in Wheeling, Ill. has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification. ISO 13485:2003 certification is an internationally recognized quality standard designed to ensure that medical device manufacturers and critical component suppliers to medical device manufacturers have the required quality management systems in place to safely design, manufacture and distribute medical devices as well as the critical components incorporated into these devices. Read more »
Business News | May 05, 2011
Digital Lumens to Sell Intelligent Lighting System in Europe
Digital Lumens, leading developer of LED-based Intelligent Lighting Systems, today announced that the company will begin selling its products in Europe. Digital Lumens products have received CE listing validating that they meet requirements for safety, health, environment and consumer protection in Europe. Read more »
Business News | Jul 04, 2011
New Production Method, Lowers Costs - ALT Is Lowering Prices
The leading LED manufacturer in Taiwan, Aeon Lighting Technology, announces today that due to tremendous sales increasing and adapting new product method, ALT will dramatically drop all products price, up to 40%, to rebate to all customers and prepare for new LED lighting generation. Read more »
Business News | Jul 04, 2011
GE to Submit 60-Watt Replacement LED Bulb for L Prize Competition
GE Lighting engineers and scientists are developing a 60-watt replacement LED bulb that meets the specifications for the Department of Energy’s Bright Tomorrow Lighting (L Prize) competition. GE recently submitted a Letter of Intent to the Department of Energy to enter the competition. Read more »
Business News | Jul 13, 2011
Philips Announces Partnership with Kvadrat Soft Cells to Bring Spaces Alive with Luminous Textile
Philips Announces Partnership with Kvadrat Soft Cells to Bring Spaces Alive with Luminous Textile Philips announced that it will partner with Kvadrat Soft Cells, to bring an innovative luminous textile to the market. This partnership, which combines Philips’ leadership in ambient lighting with Kvadrat Soft Cells’ expertise in controlling sound absorption, means interior spaces can now be enhanced through both light and texture. With Philips’ addressable LEDs integrated into the Kvadrat Soft Cells acoustic panels, this is the first solution of its kind, and gives architects, interior designers and lighting specialists freedom to further enhance a space with ambient light. Read more »
Business News | Jul 21, 2011
Novaled AG Expands in Asia with its Second Asian Office in Korea
Effective from July, 2011, Novaled sets up a Representative Office in Seoul, Korea. With this opening, the company confirms its commitment to the OLED industry in Asia. Novaled’s new Korean office will reinforce the service and support in the center of AMOLED display industry. Read more »
Business News | Jul 28, 2011
EV Group Breaks Ground for Headquarters Expansion due to Increased Customer Demand
EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it broke ground on expanding the company’s manufacturing capacity at its headquarters in Austria earlier this month. This expansion is the latest example of the company’s continued steady growth since its foundation more than 30 years ago. In addition, the company has witnessed a 40 percent increase in order intake in fiscal year 2011 compared with fiscal 2010, and is currently looking to recruit approximately 100 additional employees. Read more »