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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 11, 2015

Epistar Licenced ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si Epiwafer Technology

Epistar licenced GaN-on-Si technology from ALLOS Semiconductors and concluded the first phases of the technology transfer successfully Leading LED maker Epistar Corporation, Taiwan and the engineering and consulting company ALLOS Semiconductors, Germany announced today that Epistar licensed ALLOS’ unique gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology and that the initial phases of the technology transfer project have already been concluded successfully. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 02, 2015

Dutch Chipmaker NXP to Buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction which values the combined enterprise at just over $40 billion1. The merger creates a high performance mixed signal semiconductor industry leader, with combined revenue of greater than $10 billion. The merged entity will become the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and the market leader in general purpose microcontroller (MCU) products. The combined company will capitalize on the growing opportunities created by the accelerating demand for security, connectivity and processing. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 09, 2015

Edmund Optics and LUXeXceL Bring 3D Printed Plastic Optics to the Photonics Industry

Recently, LUXeXceL improved the manufacturing process to make printed optics up to 20 mm hight as demonstrated at Lps 2014 in Bregenz for the first time Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, announced today that it has formed a working relationship with LUXeXceL Group BV to bring 3D printed plastic optics to the photonics industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 14, 2015

Infineon Technologies AG Successfully Finalizes Acquisition of International Rectifier

Infineon Technologies AGannounced today the closing of the acquisition of International Rectifier. With effect from today, the El Segundo based company has become part of Infineon following the approval of all necessary regulatory authorities and International Rectifier’s shareholders. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 13, 2015

Megaman® Partners with Contech Lighting as Distributor for North America

Megaman® is delighted to announce a partnership with Contech Lighting as the exclusive distributor of Megaman branded products and lighting solutions throughout North America. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 13, 2015

GL Optic Light Measurement Spins off as an Independent Entity

GL Optic based in Weilheim/Teck, Germany has launched operations as a separate business unit. Following a spin-off from parent company Just Normlicht, the brand name has now become an independent entity. The move is the result of a sharp increase in demand for all types of light measurement instruments and measurement systems, as well as the positive response to the GL Optic brand. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 12, 2015

Epistar Acquires 94% of TSMC SSL from TSMC and Subsidiary

Epistar Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC ) held Board of Directors’ meetings today and approved a sale of TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL) shares. Epistar will acquire all shares of TSMC SSL held by TSMC and TSMC’s subsidiary TSMC Guang Neng Investment Ltd. for NT$825 million, or NT$1.46 per share. After the transaction, Epistar will own 94% of the company, and TSMC will completely exit TSMC SSL. The company will be operated by Epistar and TSMC SSL’s current team. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 02, 2014

Private Equity Company Ratos Acquires LEDiL

Ratos has signed an agreement to acquire approximately 67% of the shares in the Finnish LED optics company Ledil Oy from the company's founders. The purchase price (enterprise value) for 100% of the company amounts to EUR 97m, of which Ratos will provide equity of approximately EUR 50m. Ledil is a leading global player in secondary optics (lenses which focus light from a source to achieve a desired lighting solution) for LED lighting. The company started in 2002 and is owned today by the two founders and Ledil's CEO. Ratos is acquiring approximately 67% of the company and the founders and other key people will own approximately 33%. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 28, 2014

Albis Plastic and Röber Kunststoffe Collaborate in Lighting Segment

With immediate effect, the polyCarbonate-based Alcom LDM (Light Diffusion Matt) from Albis Plastic will be used in the R. CarbonatE Alcom LED production line at Röber Kunststoffe. This specialist for extruded and transparent Plastics, located in Kroppach in the German Westerwald, is now expanding its product line of glazing materials for the lighting sector. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 12, 2014

TÜV SÜD Offers One-Stop Service for LED and Battery Products Covering the S-JQA Mark

TÜV SÜD now also can offer S-JQA Mark certification which has a high reputation on the Japanese Market The international quality and safety solutions provider TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers of LED and battery products all over the world in meeting the safety standards of the Japanese market. Following recognition by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA), TÜV SÜD can now provide the relevant product testing services for the S-JQA Mark. Read more »

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EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. merican Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200 Instrument Systems addresses increasing demands on light measurement technology in the automotive sector: the goniophotometer AMS 5000 combined with the DSP 200 photometer offers a perfect solution for testing modulated LEDs, which today ensure a driving experience under optimum lighting conditions. Read more »

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Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has provided an innovative solution for a complex LED assembly issue. The customer, a leading manufacturer of street lighting and high-bay luminaires in India, had been experiencing problems with the attachment of individual lenses to the ... Read more »

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Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module

Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module Leading in luminous intensity and reliability, Lumileds' new LUXEON MultiColor Module 0.5 W is the ideal building block for applications demanding consistent, brilliant color. Read more »

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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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