Company News

Business News | Apr 16, 2012
16 LED Light for You Network Partners Present Solution for Every Lighting Idea at Light+Building
16 LED Light for You Network Partners Present Solution for Every Lighting Idea at Light+Building The "LED Light for you" (LLFY) network will be on show along with 16 international partners at the Light + Building 2012 – the world's biggest trade fair in the light and building sector – in Frankfurt am Main. True to the motto "You have the idea – we have the solution" the Osram partner network will be demonstrating how architects, lighting consultants and luminaire designers can benefit from the certified expertise of LLFY members. Since its establishment in 2006, "LED Light for you" (LLFY) has been providing professional support on LED lighting issues. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 07, 2012
Carsem Announces Manufacturing Capability Into Led Solutions
Carsem, a leading provider of turnkey packaging and test services to the semiconductor industry, announced that they are now entering a partnership with a key customer to assemble and further develop LED packaging technologies.Carsem has successfully assembled and qualified High Brightness Silicon Substrate LED Arrays and will begin offering high-volume, full turn-key manufacturing services, including electrical testing, laser mark and tape-and-reel, in early 2012. The manufacturing process fully utilizes the advantage of standard mass production process of assembly and test including matrix substrate design; auto die attach, wire bond and high reflection coating dispense; compression molding through automold system; mapping of units on substrate and bin sort per test mapping. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 09, 2012
KHATOD at LIGHTFAIR International 2012
Khatod Optoelectronic is pleased to unveil its latest Optical Solutions for LED Lighting: entire ranges of cutting-edge optical systems able to meet the most demanding requirements for Indoor and Outdoor Lighting. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 10, 2012
Marvell Showcases Breakthrough LED Lighting Solutions and Collaborates with Cree for Lamp Reference Design
Marvell will showcase smart and superior quality LED lighting solutions with complete reference designs and control software for building residential and commercial lighting products and announced a new light emitting diode (LED) lamp joint reference design with Cree, Inc., furthering the companies’ ongoing collaboration to drive the mass adoption of LED lighting. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 16, 2012
austriamicrosystems Announces New Company “ams”Brand
austriamicrosystems Announces New Company “ams”Brand A new name has appeared in the world of high-performance analog semiconductors and best-in-class sensor solutions with the announcement today by austriamicrosystems that “ams” will be its new company brand. “The new brand name, “ams”, unites austriamicrosystems and the brand and identity of TAOS (Texas Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc.), the leading global supplier of intelligent light sensors, acquired in 2011. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 18, 2012
Philips Announces 200 ͭ ͪ Licensee to LED Luminaire Licensing Program
Royal Philips Electronics announced that the 200th licensee signed up to its LED luminaire and retrofit bulb licensing program. As a result, Paulmann Light GmbH has gained access to Philips’ comprehensive portfolio of patented LED technologies and solutions offered in the licensing program. The announcement marks a significant milestone in the Philips LED luminaire licensing program, enabling and fostering the industry’s growth in its transition from conventional lamps to energy efficient LED-based lighting solutions. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 18, 2012
Dow Electronic Materials Expands its LED Technologies’ Portfolio to Include Specialty Phosphor Technology through Acquisition
Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) today announced its bolt-on acquisition of Lightscape Materials, Inc., a spin-off of SRI International. Lightscape Materials is a private, US-based research company with intellectual property in specialty phosphor technology. Major Lightscape Materials’ investors included Wisepower, a Korean company, and Silicon-Valley based SRI International. The investment enables Dow to add phosphor technology to the Company’s existing LED technologies portfolio. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 22, 2012
ON Semiconductor Expands R&D Operations in Roznov
ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has expanded its operations located in Roznov with the opening of a new 4,000 square meter state-of-the-art research and design (R&D) facility. The center, located on the company’s Roznov campus, is focused on the development of energy efficient power solutions for use in televisions, notebook computers, battery chargers, white goods, and LED lighting and wireless applications. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 23, 2012
Gavin Brydon To Become New Tridonic COO
Gavin Brydon, who is currently responsible for all electronics plants of Tridonic all over the world, will assume the function of Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Tridonic with effect from 1 June. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 25, 2012
Osram Expands with New LED Assembly Plant in China
Osram Expands with New LED Assembly Plant in China Osram AG has signed a contract with the Wuxi New District Administrative Commit-tee to build a new assembly plant in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. LED chips will be packaged in housings at the new backend facility starting in late 2013; with the Regensburg and Penang (frontend) plants exclusively continuing to make the actual LED chips. "The new assembly plant will improve our access to the world's largest single market in the lighting industry," said Aldo Kamper, CEO of the Osram Opto Semiconductors business unit. "As one of the world’s most renowned LED lighting corporations, Osram's new plant in Wuxi will definitely enhance the development of the LED industry in both Wuxi Municipality and Jiangsu Province," said Lixin Huang, Member of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial CPC Committee and Secretary of Wuxi Municipal CPC Committee in China. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | May 31, 2012
EpiGaN Starts Production on Research Campus Hasselt
The new production site of EpiGaN is officially opened in the presence of Flemish Minister Mrs Ingrid Lieten and Limburg Governor Mr Herman Reynders. The company selected the Research Campus Hasselt as the ideal location for the volume production of their gallium nitride epitaxial material. Read more »
Business News | May 31, 2012
Atmel First to Achieve Certification for ZigBee Light Link, Golden Units for Lighting Reference
Atmel First to Achieve Certification for ZigBee Light Link, Golden Units for Lighting Reference Atmel® Corporation, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced it is one of the first companies to achieve ZigBee® Certified product status using ZigBee Light Link™ Certification, a new industry standard to accelerate the design of easy-to-use consumer lighting and control products that will give consumers the ability to wirelessly control their LED fixtures, light bulbs, timers, remotes and switches within their homes. Read more »
News-Spot | Jun 08, 2012
Cree Brings LED Luminaire Design and Evaluation Services to China
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces new technology centers in China, further expanding Cree TEMPO (Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical, Photometric, Optical) Services in these key markets. The groundbreaking technology centers support demand for Cree products and services throughout China and demonstrate Cree’s commitment to accelerate broader market adoption of LED lighting. TEMPO Services provide LED lighting manufacturers a comprehensive suite of evaluation services for LED luminaires – ensuring customers have information needed to design and market quality LED products. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Jun 15, 2012
Lattice Power - First Company to Offer Volume Production of High-Powered Silicon Substrate-Based LEDs
Guangzhou, China --- Lattice Power Corporation, the world premier company offering GaN-on-Silicon LED chips, today announced the start of volume production of its new generation GaN-based high powered LEDs on silicon substrate. This development sets the backdrop for a sharp reduction in the prices of energy-efficient LED light bulbs worldwide. Read more »
Business News | Jun 15, 2012
Historic TELEFUNKEN Brand Points the Way in the Lighting Market
Historic TELEFUNKEN Brand Points the Way in the Lighting Market Dreieich / Hamburg, 06 Jun 2012 – The historic company TELEFUNKEN has entered the worldwide market for lighting by founding TELEFUNKEN Licht AG in May 2012. Based in Dreieich near Frankfurt am Main, TELEFUNKEN Licht AG develops, produces and sells eco-friendly lighting solutions worldwide based on leading-edge sustainable LED technology, with the aim of positioning itself as a fixture in the lighting segment and advancing the spread of the emerging technology LED. Read more »
Business News | Jun 21, 2012
TÜV SÜD is an Approved Laboratory for LED Lighting Facts
TÜV SÜD is an Approved Laboratory for LED Lighting Facts Peabody, Massachusetts. Since June 1, 2012 LED Lighting Facts will only accept test reports from Testing Laboratory Partners on the Approved Testing Laboratories list. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), LED Lighting Facts is a voluntary pledge program to assure that LED lighting products are represented accurately in the market. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Jun 29, 2012
PRUF LED Relies on BTU’s PYRAMAX 125A to Produce LED Panels
BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, announces that PRUF LED has installed a PYRAMAX™ 125A at its new cutting-edge, fully automated SMT production facility in Robinson, Texas. The addition of the 125A will assist with the manufacture of a broad spectrum of LED lighting panels, including the only 4-foot panels produced in the United States. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Jul 03, 2012
Marl Doubles LED Output in the UK with New Assembly Line
Marl Doubles LED Output in the UK with New Assembly Line Marl International has invested £150,000 to double its manufacturing output at its site in Ulverston Cumbria, putting it in a prime position to benefit from the rapid growth of an emerging ‘green’ lighting technology. The line has been specially modified to handle PCB boards of up to 600mm long, much more than the standard length. Such boards are commonly required to replace conventional lighting products. The announcement brings the investment made by Marl in its UK manufacturing facility to £270,000 altogether. Read more »