Business News | Jan 05, 2007

SemiLEDs closed investment round with Powerchip Semiconductor Group

Milpitas, California and Hsinchu, Taiwan– SemiLEDs Corporation and PowerChip Group jointly announced today that SemiLEDs has secured an investment by Powerchip Semiconductor Corp., Taiwan's biggest DRAM Company. Read more »

Business News | Jan 05, 2007

Philips announces 100% ownership of Lumileds

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced it has obtained full ownership of Philips Lumileds Lighting, the world leader in highpower light emitting diodes (LEDs) and pioneer in LED technology for every day purposes. Read more »

Business News | Dec 28, 2006

LED manufacturer Edison Opto Corporation is opening a new plant in China

first_compo-gif Edison Opto Corporation, a Taiwanese specialist high power LEDs manufacturer, that is being represented by distributor First Components in Europe, has established another production facility in Heng-Li, DongGuan in China. Read more »

Business News | Dec 28, 2006

Seoul Semiconductor and Avnet Electronics Marketing Sign Distribution Agreement

Seoul, Global LED leader Seoul Semiconductor has selected Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute its entire line of LED and solid state illumination products in the Americas. The partnership makes energy-efficient lighting solutions and other LED applications more readily available to North American manufacturers though LightSpeed, Avnet’s new illumination-focused business unit. Read more »

Business News | Dec 19, 2006

Changes to the managing board of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors: Josef Ringsgwandl appointed chief financial officer

Josef Ringsgwandl                                                                   Robert Wittgen Regensburg: On January 1, 2007 Josef Ringsgwandl (49) will take over as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from Robert Wittgen (48) on the Managing Board of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Read more »

Business News | Dec 19, 2006

Super Vision gains $9.0 million in funding for LED lighting plan

Super Vision has secured $9 million in funding to execute its new business strategy that includes a focus on LED lighting systems. Read more »

Business News | Dec 12, 2006

Showa Denko K.K. to increase ultra bright red/yellow LED capacity

Tokyo, Japan--Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to increase its capacity for producing aluminum-gallium-indium-phosphide (AlGaInP) ultra bright LED chips to meet growing demand for use in LCD backlighting and automotive parts. Read more »

Business News | Nov 24, 2006

American Bright Optoelectronics Corporation announces the formation of new business unit to focus on company's established assembly services

american_bright_business-gif Chino, Ca., American Bright Optoelectronics announced today the formation of a new business unit designed to leverage a wide range of existing assembly services and core competencies to provide a "best value" assembly option to the global electronics industry. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors opens a light shop on the Internet: ordering LEDs is as easy as clicking a mouse

LEDs, infra-red components, semiconductor lasers and OLED and LED displays are now available in large and small quantities at the OSRAM Light Shop www.osram-os.com/lightshop. The online Light Shop will be open to coincide with Electronica on November 14. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ new Internet Light Shop offers LEDs of all shapes and sizes. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

UTEK Corporation completes technology transfer with Cyberlux Corporation

UTEK Corporation, a specialty finance company focused on technology transfer, and Cyberlux Corporation , a provider of LED lighting solutions, today announced that Cyberlux has acquired SPE Technologies, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of UTEK Corporation in a restricted stock transaction. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

No need to cut blue LED chip prices after Epistar-Epitech merger

After Taiwan-based LED makers Epistar and Epitech merge, Epitech will no longer need to slash prices of its blue LED chips to compete against Epistar, according to executives from both companies as quoted by the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN). Read more »

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