News-Spot | Business News | Dec 02, 2015

EPIC Appoints Jose Pozo as Director of Technology and Innovation

Jose Pozo BRUSSELS, Belgium – 3 December 2015. EPIC, the European Photonic Industry Consortium, announced Jose Pozo, PhD, previous Senior Photonic Technology Consultant at PNO Consultants, has been appointed Director of Technology and Innovation starting 1 January 2016. Read more »

Business News | Nov 19, 2015

ON Semiconductor to Acquire Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 Billion in Cash

Keith Jackson, President and CEO of ON Semiconductor PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nov. 18, 2015 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) (“ON Semiconductor”) and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $20.00 per share in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with combined revenue of approximately $5 billion, diversified across multiple markets with a strategic focus on automotive, industrial and smartphone end markets.[1] Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2015

Xicato Puts People in the Spotlight with Beauty Series LED Modules

Xicato Beauty Series light New formulation brings out the natural and subtle beauty of human skin tones. Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announces the immediate availability of new commercial LED modules that make people look good – and feel good about how they look. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 10, 2015

Osram Spins Off General Lighting Business

Osram Lamp German lighting giant Osram announced it will be spinning off its general lighting business including general LED lighting into an independent company. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 10, 2015

Soraa Moves Forward with New York Manufacturing Expansion Plans

Working with the State of New York, Soraa will open a Syracuse, NY Semiconductor Fabrication Plant and Employ Hundreds of Workers Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 10, 2015

OLEDWorks Finalizes Acquisition of Key Parts of Philips’ OLED Light Source Components Business

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Nov. 2, 2015: OLEDWorks LLC, the leading U.S. OLED light engine and panel manufacturing company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of key OLED assets and relevant intellectual property from Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting. Manufacturing will continue in the existing facility in Aachen, Germany with the establishment of OLEDWorks GmbH. OLEDWorks announced this acquisition in April, 2015. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 15, 2015

Russian Investor to Boost VTT-Originated Flexbright LED Foil Technology

Flexbright hybrid LED-lighting foil has extremely high technical performance such as luminous power and efficiency. It is possible to manufacture on R2R printing and R2R bonding processes VTT-originated Flexbright Oy and Russian company NNCRM have agreed on partnership to develop Flexbright's innovative LED foil project. This offers many business opportunities to further innovation and design making use of Internet of Things technology, for example. Read more »

Business News | Sep 29, 2015

Lux-TSI Completes Full Accreditation: LM-79 Testing for Global Market Access

Type C gonio with a downlight in the Lux-TSI test lab With the growing demand for independent accredited photometric data, Lux TSI has completed its UKAS accreditation extension and is now providing full accredited photometric reports and files for LED lighting products to LM-79-08, CIE S025 and EN 13032-4. Our data is accepted by Lighting Facts, Energy Star and Design Lights Consortium (DLC). As a result, Lux-TSI is supporting Global Market Access for lighting manufacturers from its high-tech laboratory site in the UK. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 17, 2015

Luger Research and Messe Muenchen Announce Strategic Partnership

Lighting Forum at electronica 2014 Luger Research, publisher of LED professional and organizer of the LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS), entered into a long-term partnership with Messe Muenchen, organizer of electronica, productronica and other international trade shows in the field of New Technologies. The strategic partnership is a long-term event and knowledge cooperation in the fields of Solid-State-Lighting, electronics and smart controls. Read more »

Business News | Jul 01, 2015

EPISTAR Strengthens Relationship with Partners with Core Technology & IP

EPISTAR keeps building innovating products and technologies and continues to bolster its global IP position. In addition, EPISTAR strives to strengthen the value of its Co-activation Service. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 05, 2015

Epistar Promotes Co-Activation Service Model

Competition in the LED market has been heating up with China-based LED firms aggressively integrating the whole supply chain vertically from chips to packaging to modules. China-based firms are able to provide one-stop-shop services and use low-price strategies to expand their presence in the LED application market. This is negatively impacting Taiwan’s LED makers, especially small- and medium-size packaging and module firms, who are experiencing shrinking market share. Against this backdrop, Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar began promoting Co-activation Service Model three years ago hoping to turn the tide by teaming up with Taiwan-based packaging and module firms. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 29, 2015

Advanced Power Components Is Now ProLight Opto Technology's Official Franchise Partner for UK and Ireland

A new distribution franchise has been awarded to UK specialist electronic components distributor, Advanced Power Components (APC); by leading LED manufacturer, ProLight Opto Technology Corporation (ProLight). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 17, 2015

San'an Licenses Japanese LED Patent Portfolio to Luminus Devices

Band state view and a view showing a state density distribution of carriers according to the second embodiment of the invention of U.S. Patent No. 6,081,540 San'an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has licensed the United States patents of an LED patent portfolio it recently acquired from a major Japanese company to its subsidiary, Luminus Devices, Inc. The portfolio comprises over 125 issued patents, including over thirty United States patents as well as issued patents in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Germany. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 06, 2015

Xicato Expands Production Lines to Meet Growing Demand for XIM and XTM

Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announced today that it has expanded its XIM and XTM LED module production capabilities four fold with line expansion in the Philippines. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 03, 2015

Welcome to the Future of Light - A Letter from Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre

I am pleased to announce that as of April 1, Philips Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting division have officially joined forces to form a new company: Lumileds. Our combined strengths promise to keep us on the leading edge as we continue to shape the future of light. Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

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Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds: MKS Announces Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Measurement System

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CIE Position Statement on the Use of UV Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

CIE Position Statement on the Use of UV Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the search for environmental controls to contain or mitigate the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the disease. SARS-CoV-2 is usually transmitted from person to person by contact ... Read more »

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

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See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog

See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog Dense fog and poor visibility repeatedly lead to serious rear-end collisions. In poor weather conditions, good visibility through a bright rear fog light is very important. The Synios P2720 CR from Osram provides many benefits to manufacturers of rear combination lamps, such as enabling compact ... Read more »