Business News | Dec 03, 2012

ISA 2012 General Assembly Held in Guangzhou on Nov. 5th, 2012

ISA General Assembly 2012 with President Ms. WU Ling On November 5th, 2012, more than 75 leading Solid State Lighting industry players, academic experts and NGO representatives from around the world gathered in Guangzhou, China, to participant in the ISA 2012 General Assembly. With the mission to rally the global SSL industry with global initiatives, efforts and resources to accelerate and foster the development of the global SSL industry and applications, ISA has achieved remarkable growth in various working groups and developed 68 members since the establishment in 2010. Read more »

Business News | Nov 02, 2012

Yole's New OLED for Lighting Report Forecasts that OLED Lighting will reach a $1.7B market opportunity by 2020

Yole forecasts a huge potential for increase of OLED panels revenues for lighting applications So far, OLED revenue has been driven mainly by display applications (smartphones…) but the industry is now targeting the lighting market based on the technology specificities in terms of design and efficiency. Yole Développement is pleased to announce today its new report “OLED for Lighting” which presents all OLED Lighting applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of OLED technology and OLED lighting industry… Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 10, 2012

LED Inventor Nick Holonyak Reflects on Discovery 50 Years Later

Celebrating 50 years since the advent of LED technology, Nick Holonyak compares his first visible LED invention to GE Lighting’s latest 27-watt LED available in 2013, replacing the 100-watt incandescent Fifty years ago today, 33-year-old GE scientist Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr., invented the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode (LED), a device that GE colleagues at the time called “the magic one” because its light, unlike infrared lasers, was visible to the human eye. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 05, 2012

Yole Développement Concludes: “Independent Phosphor Companies Free the Market from IP Blocking by Market Leaders”

LED Phosphor revenue forecast (Report includes detailed breakdown: YAG, Yellow Silicate, Nitrides, Oxynitrides, Red /Orange Silicate, Green Silicates, Green GAL…) - (Source: LED Phosphors report, Yole Développement, October 2012) Phosphors are a keystone of LED technologies, enabling the conversion of the monochromatic blue or near-UV light emitted by LED chips into a richer spectrum of color approaching or exceeding that of other artificial light sources. Yole Développement announces today its new report “LED phosphors” which provides a detailed description of the LED phosphor industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 17, 2012

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Titled, “OLED Encapsulation Materials Markets -2012”

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will release a new report that analyzes the commercial development and opportunities for OLED encapsulation. The report titled, “OLED Encapsulation Materials Markets-2012” will be available in early October of 2012 and follows recent NanoMarkets reports on OLED display and lighting materials markets. Read more »

Business News | Aug 10, 2012

Packaged LED Market Report from Yole Développement & EPIC Forecasts Tremendous Growth between 2012 and 2018

General lighting applications will dominate the packaged LED revenue from 2013 on Yole Développement and EPIC announce their report dedicated to the LED industry: “Status of the LED Industry”. The report presents all applications of LEDs and associated market metrics, LED cost reduction opportunities, entire LED value chain, a deep analysis of the general lighting application and an analysis of geographical trends. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 10, 2012

Research and Markets Releases New 2012 Report on LED Phosphor Materials

Research and Markets' new NanoMarkets report provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the LED phosphor market in the next eight years. It builds off the extensive experience that NanoMarkets has in the area of solid-state lighting and related materials. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 25, 2012

Universal Display Purchases Fujifilm’s Worldwide OLED Patent Portfolio for $105 Million

Universal Display Corporation, the leading OLED patent licensor and supplier of materials and technologies for energy-efficient OLED displays and lighting, and FUJIFILM Corporation, announced today that Fujifilm has sold and Universal Display has purchased the entire worldwide patent portfolio of more than 1,200 OLED patents and patent applications of Fujifilm for $105 million. Read more »

Business News | Jul 12, 2012

Gamma Scientific Acknowledged as EPA-Recognized Laboratory for Third-Party ENERGY STAR™ Lighting Certification

Gamma Scientific is now EPA-recognized to provide ENERGY STAR testing for LED Lamps and luminaires. The laboratory is also ISO 17025 compliant and NVLAP accredited for SSL luminaires Gamma Scientific, manufacturers of precision testing equipment for light measurement, has been acknowledged as an EPA-recognized laboratory to perform third-party ENERGY STAR™ certification testing for lighting products. This recognition allows Gamma Scientific to provide ENERGY STAR certification testing for a variety of lighting products, including LED lamps, luminaires, automotive lighting and street lights. Read more »

Business News | Jul 10, 2012

The European Commission Published the Results of the Public Consultation Online

European Union released the consultation results on the Green Paper named "Lighting the Future: Accelerating the Deployment of Innovative Lighting Technologies" Innovative lighting products for general in- and outdoor lighting applications based on light-emitting diode technology (LED and OLED) are relatively new in the marketplace but slowly gaining ground. In 2011 they represented close to 13% of the European general lighting market. While the lighting industry promises low electricity consumption and very long lifetimes as well as improved lighting quality and new opportunities for lighting design, European consumers and professional users… Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 29, 2012

New LED Driver 3D Models from Thomas Research Products

Thomas Research Products now offers 3D models of their LED Drivers on the company website. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. Read more »

Business News | Jun 28, 2012

e:lumix Sets the Course for Production and Technology in the LED Domain

Mr. Thomas Zabel (CEO e:lumix, right) and Mr. Robert Abendroth (COO e:lumix, left) presenting their new driverless, AC-driven e:DoB module with Pirat Advanced Micro LEDs in Augsburg Augsburg, Germany (June 27th, 2012) --- e:lumix, the LED, module and lamp manufacturer located in Augsburg, Germany sets a decisive course for expansion and technological leadership. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 23, 2012

LEDs Solutions Will Save Africa $10bn – Phillips

The world’s leading lighting company, Philips has hinted on the need for Africa to switch to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from its current expensive diesel and fuel based lighting system, the continent could save up to N1.63 trillion ($10 billion). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 23, 2012

Philips Switching More LED Lighting Orders to Lite-On Technology

Philips has switched more OEM orders for LED lighting products to Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology from epitaxial wafers and chip maker Lextar Electronics, according to industry sources. Read more »

Business News | Jun 08, 2012

DOE Announces Selections for SSL Manufacturing R&D Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of three projects for solid-state lighting (SSL), in response to the SSL Manufacturing R&D funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000561. These two-year projects will focus on achieving significant cost reductions while maintaining quality by improving manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. Total DOE funding for the three projects is $7.1 million and leverages an additional $5 million in private-sector funding from the three companies. Read more »

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