News-Spot | Business News | Mar 28, 2013

Aledia Makes Its First LEDs on 8-Inch Silicon Wafers Using Cost-Disruptive Microwire Technology

Aledia, a developer of LEDs based on disruptive microwire GaN-on-Silicon technology, announced today that it has made its first LEDs on 8-inch (200mm) silicon wafers. The cost of Aledia’s LED 3D chips based on microwires is expected to be four times less than traditional planar (2D) LEDs. Additionally, Aledia announced its first-round financing totalling €10 million (approximately $13M) with leading US and European investors, which was closed in 2012. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 22, 2013

LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard

LSG Recall After receiving 68 (=0.12/mill) reports of LEDs overheating, the Lighting Science Group has recalled 554,000 lightbulbs sold under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania, and Westinghouse. Included in the incidents were eight that resulted in damage to light sockets, fixtures, rugs, carpet, floors, circuits or lamps. The Lighting Science Group is offering new bulbs to buyers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 25, 2013

English Translation of the Reference Book "Conformal Coatings for Electronics Applications" Now Available

The reference book "Conformal Coatings for Electronics Applications" covers all relevant issues of protective coating of electronic assemblies Depending on the requirements, conformal coatings, thick film lacquers or casting compounds may be employed for the purpose of protecting electronic assemblies against climatic load. Their main task is the protection against malfunction or failure of the completed assemblies, even under difficult operating conditions. While the majority of assemblies are installed unprotected in the terminals, and work flawlessly throughout their whole life cycle, with certain applications a permanent operation can only be ensured when the printed circuit board assembly receives a protective coating. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 14, 2013

Bayer's Polycarbonate Facilitated PolyBrite to Develop Award-Winning Bulb

PolyBrite designed an innovative incandescent-like light bulb using an LED light source and replacing the glass with Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon® 6717 polycarbonate If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a light bulb that's earned the Energy Star, it would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year – equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars – according to Energy Star. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 05, 2013

LightingEurope Announces Election of Executive Board

LightingEurope is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Dietmar Zembrot as President of the Executive Board, Mr. Jan Denneman as the Vice-President, and Mr. Diederik de Stoppelaar as Treasurer. Additional Board members include: Alfred Haas (Osram), Peter Hunt (The Lighting Industry Association), Thomas Walentowski (BLV), André ten Bloemendal (NLA), Peter Dillen (Havells-Sylvania), Jean Michel Trouis (Syndicat de l'Eclairage), Francois Séguineau (Toshiba), Johan Segers (AGORIA), Harald Sommerer (Zumtobel), Markku Norhio (AFLE), Alfredo Berges (ANFALUM), Alvaro Andorlini (ASSIL), and Klaus Breisch (Panasonic). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 15, 2013

Yole Développement Announces: Packaging Cost Reduction Is Driving New Technology and Design Adoption

LED packaging material revenue from 2010 to 2017 Yole Développement announces today its new report “LED packaging”. Compared to the last edition, this update version provides you an update of all market metrics (packaged LED, equipment, materials…), an highlight of 2012 LED packaging trends (design, new technologies and materials per process step…) and lots of additional analysis (wafer bonding, thermal management at the LED module level…). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 15, 2013

Research & Markets - OLED for Lighting 2012 Report: How to Drive OLED to a $1.7B Market Opportunity by 2020

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 (form factor) and efficiency. On this new battleground, OLED will have to compete with LED technology which has already paved the way with a revolution in Solid State Lighting (SSL) that has drawn attention away from OLED over the last 10 years. Added to that, the high cost of OLED technology will not make mass market penetration easier and current low efficacy could slow adoption. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 12, 2012

Brazilian Authorities Approve DEKRA as a Certification Body for the INMETRO Mark

DEKRA has been accredited by the Brazilian governmental body INMETRO to use its Testing and Inspection Services for conducting quality assessments and granting the conformity certification of products according to national and international standards. From now on, DEKRA can also issue the recognised INMETRO mark. Read more »

Business News | Dec 10, 2012

Lighting the way: Perspectives on the global lighting market (Second edition; 2012) - McKinsey

While many of the findings in McKinsey's 2011 “Lighting the way” report – the first to provide a holistic view of the fragmented and complex global lighting industry – still hold true in general today, some key market parameters have shifted due to world events over the past year. This second edition addresses recent changes in the lighting market environment, updating the 2011 findings with a particular focus on the accelerated erosion of LED prices. The impact of the transition from traditional lighting technologies to LED is likely to be dramatic in the years ahead, affecting players in all related sectors. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2012

AG DALI Restructures to Improve Workflow and Becomes DALI

Controllable lighting systems are the key for energy saving in building and outdoor lighting installations with the additional benefit of increased comfort and safety. One of the best known solutions is DALI. DALI stands for ”Digital Adressable Lighting Interface” and identifies a digital interface for intelligent lighting management that is in international use across the lighting industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 06, 2012

LIGHTINGEUROPE: New Representation of Lighting Industry in Europe Launches

LightingEurope is an industry association representing leading European lighting manufacturers and national lighting associations On 5 December, leading industry representatives met in Brussels to formalize and launch LightingEurope, the voice of the lighting industry in Europe. This new association represents all-sized European lighting companies, including SME’s active in consumer and/or professional lighting as well as national lighting associations. Read more »

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 »

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Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a "smart core" that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the ... Read more »

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Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check MicroLEDs are drawing an increasing amount of attention. Startups have raised more than US$800 million to date, including at least US$100 million in 2019. It is estimated Apple has spent in the range of US$1.5 to US$2 billions on the technology over the last five years. Panel makers such as Samsung ... Read more »

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