Business News | Oct 03, 2006

LED chipmaker Epistar to merge with UMC affiliates

After announcing a merger with United Epitaxy Company (UEC) last August and becoming the world`s largest AlGaInP (aluminum gallium indium phosphide) LED supplier, Epistar on September 28 announced it will acquire Epitech Technology and Highlink Technology, two LED affiliates of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Read more »

Business News | Oct 03, 2006

Opto Tech announces capital decrease on OLED losses

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), the developer of the first fully integrated Solid State Lighting (SSL) source for general lighting, the  Opto Tech, a Taiwan-based LED and OLED (organic light-emitting diode) specialist, announced recently that its shareholders have approved a plan to reduce its capital by around 19.7% to NT$1.53 billion (about US$46 million), to amend its losses and strengthen its financial structure, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Read more »

Business News | Sep 27, 2006

TIR Systems retains Montgomery & co. to explore strategic opportunities

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), the developer of the first fully integrated Solid State Lighting (SSL) source for general lighting, the Lexel™, has retained Montgomery & Co. to assist TIR’s Board of Directors and management in evaluating a range of strategic opportunities to build and strengthen the company’s leading position in SSL and enhance shareholder value. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Leading european lighting manufacturer joins LEXEL consortium: Semperlux AG Signs Development and Supply Agreements for Lexel™

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), announces that Semperlux AG of Berlin, Germany has signed strategic development and supply agreements, joining the growing consortium of light fixture manufacturing partners that are developing and marketing lighting products based on TIR’s award-winning Lexel technology. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Macroblock launches initial public offering in Taiwan

With the continuous efforts of all employees, Macroblock has become a leading LED driver IC company certified for its innovative technology, such as PrecisionDrive™, Share-I-O™, and S-PWM™. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Philips light unit sees strong growth and profit

Philips Electronics said on Wednesday that its lighting business was on track to post annual sales growth of 6 percent to just over 5 billion euros ($6.34 billion), boosted by Asian demand and bright LEDs. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

AIXTRON to participate in R&D project for introduction of OLEDs into the lighting market

aixtron_oled-gif Aachen, Germany, AIXTRON will participate in an R&D project with their Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) technology platform in a consortium together with OSRAM, Philips, BASF and Applied Materials. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

Avago Technologies Awarded Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award by Frost & Sullivan: Best Practices Award Recognizes Excellence in Implementing, Sustaining Growth through Unique Business Strategies

SAN JOSE, Calif., Avago Technologies, the world’s largest privately held semiconductor company, today announced it has been awarded the 2006 North American Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award by Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting company. Read more »

Business News | Sep 08, 2006

Avnet electronics marketing americas launches Avnet LightSpeed

Phoenix, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. , announces the launch of the Avnet LightSpeed(TM) business unit. Read more »

Business News | Sep 06, 2006

Philips to set up hight power LED production facility in Singapore

Amsterdam – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) announced today it will invest in the setting up of a high power LED production facility in Singapore. Initial production is expected to start in Q1 2007, ramping up to double Philips’ total power LED production capacity by the end of 2007. Read more »

Business News | Sep 06, 2006

OLED shipments up 15% in 2Q 2006, but revenues down 14%, says research firm

Worldwide OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) shipments grew 15% on-year to 16.1 million units in the second quarter of 2006, but revenues experienced an annual decrease of 14%, according to research firm DisplaySearch. Read more »

Business News | Sep 05, 2006

GE invests $100 million to grow its LED lighting business

CLEVELAND, the General Electric Company (GE) through its Consumer & Industrial business and the Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") announced today a strategic alliance agreement to support GELcore, LLC, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Business News | Sep 05, 2006

Crystal IS raises $10.6m in second-round funding for AlN substrates

Crystal IS Inc of Green Island, NY, USA, which is commercializing native, single-crystal aluminum nitride substrates for high-power, high-temperature and optoelectronic devices, has completed a $10.6m second round of financing. Read more »

Business News | Aug 24, 2006

i-Vision takes on Mundocolor

LED and feature lighting specialists i-Vision announces the exclusive UK distributorship for Spanish manufacturers Mundocolor. Barcelona-based Mundocolour offers three different lines of lighting equipment, and i-Vision will be taking on the broad based ‘Technical’ range of LED fixtures for architectural and decorative illumination. Read more »

Business News | Aug 17, 2006

LGE topped 2Q 2006 OLED shipments

Source: Displaybank LG Electronics (LGE) leaped to the top in worldwide OLED (organic light-emitting diode) shipments in the second quarter, after falling into the third place in the first quarter of 2006, according to research firm Displaybank. Read more »

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