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 »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

Arima Opto to nearly double LED chip capacity

Taiwan-based Arima Optoelectronics has decided to almost double its LED chip capacity in 2007, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times. Read more »

Business News | Nov 13, 2006

Compound semiconductor industry Mergers & Acquisitions draw Q3 2006 to a Close

Boston, MA, the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) Service, releasing its regular analysis of compound semiconductor industry news covering microelectronics, optoelectronics and materials/equipment markets, highlights a high number of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in Q3 2006. Read more »

Business News | Nov 10, 2006

Seoul Semiconductor appoints Mouser as its distributor Partner

Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) has entered into a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics, Inc. for its broad line of LED products in North America. Read more »

Business News | Nov 09, 2006

Jeffrey Cassis appointed as Color Kinetics senior vice president and chief operating officer

Color Kinetics Incorporated , a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today named Jeffrey Cassis as Senior Vice President and COO. Read more »

Business News | Nov 09, 2006

Lighting Science products offered in store by energy cost cutting retailer current energy

Dallas, Texas USA, Lighting Science Group Corporation today announced the availability of its products through Current Energy, the world’s first energy efficiency store (3103 Knox Street, Dallas, Tx. and www.currentenergy.com). Read more »

Business News | Nov 08, 2006

Cree and Arrow Electronics sign distribution agreement to drive global adoption of high-power LEDs

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, announced today a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) to sell and support Cree XLamp® products worldwide. Read more »

Business News | Nov 02, 2006

Color Kinetics reports revenues for third quarter 2006: Third quarter revenues rise 21% year over year to $17.1 million

Boston, MA, Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK), a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced its results of operations for the third quarter of 2006. Revenues were $17.1 million, an increase of 21% from the $14.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2005. Read more »

Business News | Oct 24, 2006

Cree reports financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2007: Revenue of $104 million and diluted EPS of $0.17

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market-leading innovator of semiconductors that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products, today announced revenue of $103.9 million for its fiscal first quarter ended September 24, 2006. Read more »

Business News | Oct 13, 2006

Solid state lighting phosphor expert Intematix announces addition of LEDtech to strategic customer wins

Fremont, California, USA – Solid state lighting phosphor expert, Intematix Corporation, announced today that it has added LEDtech Electronics Corp of Taiwan to its growing list of strategic customer wins. Read more »

Business News | Oct 12, 2006

AUO and CMO completing LED food chain

Both AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are becoming more comprehensive in their LED supply-chain deployment, with both panel makers recently confirming investments in LED packaging firms. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2006

Lamina Ceramics announces new president and CEO

WESTAMPTON, NJ, The Board of Directors at Lamina Ceramics today announced the appointment of Frank M. Shinneman as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shinneman brings 25 years of international management experience to the New Jersey-based developer of ultra bright LED light engines. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2006

Cree announces live webcast and access information for first-quarter 2007 conference call

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) invites you to a live webcast of its first quarter/fiscal year 2007 conference call with senior management to review results for the quarter ending September 24, 2006. Read more »

Business News | Oct 05, 2006

Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc. announce north american partnership agreement for distribution of optical semiconductor component products

Melville, NY and San Jose, CA, Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display and system solutions; and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., one of the worldwide leaders in light-emitting diode (LED) technology; today announced a partnership agreement throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico effective October 1, 2006. Read more »

FEATURED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »