Business | Company News | Partnerships | Nov 13, 2017

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global joint venture will operate under the name Osram Continental GmbH and have its registered office in the Munich region. Osram and Continental will each have a 50 percent stake in the joint venture. The aim is to generate annual sales in the mid-triple-digit-million-euro range with a workforce of around 1,500 employees and 17 locations worldwide. Dirk Linzmeier (CEO) from Osram and Harald Renner (CFO) from Continental have been named as designated managing directors. The joint venture is scheduled to start in 2018 subject to final agreement on the binding contracts and antitrust approvals. Read more »

Business | Company News | Nov 13, 2017

Jörg Kessler Appointed New SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Tridonic

Jörg Kessler Appointed New SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Tridonic Since 1 November 2017 Jörg Kessler has been strengthening Tridonic, the lighting technology manufacturer, as SVP Global Sales & Marketing. He takes over from David Barnby, who will be taking retirement at the end of the year. Read more »

Featured | Business | Certifications | Oct 30, 2017

Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program

Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony was held on October 24th at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program. Read more »

Business | Company News | Investment | Jul 27, 2017

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc. Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros. Read more »

Business | Company News | Jul 10, 2017

Lumileds Officially an Independent Company

Lumileds Officially an Independent Company Lumileds announced that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. Lumileds develops lighting solutions for the automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination segments, enabling customers to push the boundaries of light. Read more »

Business | Company News | Jun 12, 2017

LED System Solutions from OSRAM: Visions Become Reality

LED System Solutions from OSRAM: Visions Become Reality OSRAM provides individual LED solutions for multifaceted professional application areas and a wide range of LED drivers, LED modules and light management systems. All OSRAM products are known for their high performance and efficiency, a fact that creates tremendous flexibility in the design of LED luminaires. Read more »

Business | Company News | Intellectual Properties | Jun 08, 2017

Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives

Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (collectively “Seoul”) announced that they have resolved a patent litigation that was filed on behalf of Seoul and The Regents of the University of California against Kmart Corporation. The patent case was filed in U.S. Federal District Court, asserting infringement of eight patents based upon Kmart’s sales of Kodak/Spotlite branded filament LED bulbs. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | News-Spot | Jun 07, 2017

Osram to Acquire California-Based LED Supplier LED Engin Inc.

Osram to Acquire California-Based LED Supplier LED Engin Inc. Osram has agreed to acquire U.S.-based LED Engin Inc. in San Jose, California. The company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales of around USD 10 million. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 30, 2017

EnOcean and Silvair Team up to Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity

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, today announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity. Read more »

Business | Company News | Innovation | May 20, 2017

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, announced the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »

Business | Company News | Smart Lighting & IoT | May 17, 2017

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected"

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected" Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM's Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their existing luminaires to be wireless ready while leveraging a robust and interoperable network solution to unlock new and exciting consumer-focused lighting applications. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 13, 2017

Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics

Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics Cree announces it is forming a joint venture with San’an Optoelectronics to produce and deliver to market high-performing, mid-power lighting class LED packaged products in an exclusive arrangement to serve the expanding markets of North and South America, Europe and Japan, and serve China and the rest of the world on a non-exclusive basis. Read more »

Business | Company News | May 12, 2017

SoraaLaser Awarded at Lightfair International

SoraaLaser Awarded at Lightfair International SoraaLaser is commercializing a new generation of visible laser sources for specialty lighting, display, and automotive applications. Read more »

Business | Company News | May 12, 2017

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, today announces the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 09, 2017

Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications

Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting technologies for commercial applications, today announced a partnership with Nordic Semiconductor, a world-leading provider of ultra low power wireless connectivity chips. The company has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 system-on-chip (SoC) as the most suitable platform for its Bluetooth Mesh stack which is expected to be the first commercially available qualified implementation of the upcoming Bluetooth Mesh specification. Read more »

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Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED

Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry's first tunable white LED in a mid-power 3030 package with a single light emitting surface (LES). Targeting most lighting applications, the technology provides ... Read more »

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Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control

Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today introduced the Luxeon MultiColor Module 2.5 W, a compact RGBW module that produces leading flux and achieves exact color points in architectural and general outdoor lighting applications. The 4-in-1 module simplifies system design by ... Read more »

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American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions

American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions American Bright brings to the market their smart RGB+IC LED flexible rope lighting solutions allowing for boundless application opportunities. The smart LED light source includes the controller and RGB chip in one package allowing for each LED to be addressable. Additional adaptability is gained ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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