News-Spot | Business News | Aug 21, 2014

Infineon Technologies AG to Acquire International Rectifier Corporation

Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corporation today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US-Dollar 40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US-Dollar 3 billion. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power management technology. By the integration of International Rectifier, Infineon complements its offerings and will be able to provide customers with an even broader range of innovative products and services. Infineon will also benefit significantly from greater economies of scale as well as a larger regional footprint. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 29, 2014

cintelliq Finds that OLED Lighting Continues to Gather Momentum

OLED lighting panel production capacity ramp-up (source: cintelliq ltd) cintelliq limited is pleased to announce the release of their latest market report “OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity costs and forecasts 2014 - 2023”. According to cintelliq OLED lighting is expected to become a strong competitor to LED lighting by 2016 one year earlier than previously thought. OLED lighting may have had a gentle start but it is now firmly gaining market traction as an increasing number of OLED panels and luminaires reach the market – with the efficacy and lifetimes of current OLED panels at a performance level to last more than ten years under normal operating conditions they are rapidly becoming an alternative to LED lighting. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 29, 2014

Latest, 38% More Efficient Version of XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED Now Available from MSC

Cree's XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite is the first LED of its size to enable color-consistent 50-Watt halogen performance MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet Inc., presents the new XLamp® XM-L2 EasyWhite® LED from Cree. It delivers more than 1,100 lumens of color-consistent light from a 5 mm x 5 mm package and enabling a 38 percent gain in light output and efficacy as a drop-in upgrade to the first-generation XM-L EasyWhite LED. Built on Cree’s EasyWhite technology, which combines the industry’s tightest color binning and intense light output from a single LED, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is optimized to replace Color-Consistent 50-Watt Halogen Technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 25, 2014

Molex Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System, Push-Button Type from Arrow Available

Molex's new Lite-Trap™ easy-to-use push-button latch allows simple field assembly and removal for thin LED lighting manufacturers Ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications, Molex’s Lite-Trap™ SMT wire-to-board connectors offer a low profile, easy wire removal, and low wire insertion and high wire retention forces. The product is available at Arrow and samples can be requested. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2014

Osram Opto's New Duris S5 Family Members Now Available at Rutronik

The latest members of Osram Opto's Duris S5 family are now available at Rutronik Osram Opto Semiconductors adds two new types to the Duris S5 family. The LEDs with a very high CRI of more than 90 are ideal for the home and for shop lighting, for example installed in downlights or LED retrofit lamps. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2014

Digi-Key and SunLED Sign Distribution Agreement

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with SunLED, an industry leader in optoelectronic technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 22, 2014

Monolithic Power Systems® Signs Avnet Memec as its Pan-European Value-added Distributor

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company and leading global technology distributor, announced the formation of a pan-European value-added distribution agreement. With the new partnership, Avnet Memec is chartered with sales and value-added support for the extensive MPS product portfolio that includes DC/DC and AC/DC converters, LED drivers, battery chargers, motor drivers, and other advanced analog devices throughout Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 16, 2014

Toyoda Gosei Signs Silicate-based White LED License Agreement with Taiwan-based Harvatek Corporation

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Toyoda Gosei) has entered into a License Agreement relating to silicate-based white LEDs with Harvatek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of SMD LEDs headquartered in Taiwan. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 11, 2014

CODICO Distributes Plessey Semiconductors' GaN-on-Si LEDs

CODICO is happy to announce having a new LED supplier on board. Together with Plessey Semiconductors new areas in the LED market are boarded. As the first company worldwide Plessey Semiconductors has brought the GaN-on-Silicon based technology for the production of LED chips to mass production. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 11, 2014

Nuventix Acquired By Aavid Thermalloy

Nuventix is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Aavid Thermalloy. In joining the growing Aavid Thermalloy family, Nuventix’s deep experience with SynJet technology will be scaled and leveraged to enable broader adoption by the Lighting Industry, as well as enabling a large scale rollout to other electronics cooling vertical markets. This combination of forces promises impressive new developments for thermal management of electronics, LEDs, telecommunications components, and beyond. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 09, 2014

Fraunhofer Pools Forces and Knowledge with Merger of Fraunhofer COMEDD and Fraunhofer FEP

Dr. Nicolas Schiller, Prof. Dr. Volker Kirchhoff, Dr. Uwe Vogel (v.l.n.r.) © Jürgen Lösel / Fraunhofer FEP July has been lately bearing a special meaning for the scientists of COMEDD (Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden): Right on that day two years ago the distinct Fraunhofer institution for research in the area of organic processes and electronics, under the name of Fraunhofer COMEDD, had been established. Now, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft decided to merge Fraunhofer COMEDD and Fraunhofer FEP with an aim to pool knowledge at one location. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 09, 2014

Nanotechnology Merger - temicon and holotools Join Forces

The two German high-tech companies temicon GmbH and holotools GmbH join forces to expand their product portfolio in the area of micro and nanotechnologies. In the future they are going to operate under the corporate roof of temicon, continuing the well established brand “holotools” as their trademark for laser interference lithography. Both companies have been working together successfully over many years using complementary technologies in the production chain of high-tech components for optical, medical, solar and environmental applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 30, 2014

Philips Merges Lumileds and Automotive Lighting Businesses To Set up Stand-Alone Company

Royal Philips today announced that it will start the process to combine its Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive lighting businesses into a stand-alone company within the Philips Group. Philips will explore strategic options to attract capital from third party investors for this business. Philips intends to remain a shareholder and customer of the new company, and will continue the existing innovation collaboration. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 27, 2014

Osram and Vatican Sign Framework collaboration Agreement

Osram and the Vatican Museums are deepening their lighting liaison. Both parties have signed a multi-year framework collaboration agreement regarding possible future projects. Osram is currently already equipping the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel with a new LED-based lighting solution. “We are very glad to continue our collaboration with the Vatican. This follow-up agreement underlines that we are offering high-end quality and innovative lighting solutions and underpins our role as the leading global lighting company”, said Christophe Poméon, head of Osram’s Luminaires Business Unit. “Our art and architecture present the most demanding requirements for light. Therefore, we are using outstanding lighting installations. With the opening of the Sistine chapel at end of October, the public can witness first impressions of this”, said Antonio Paolucci, Director of the Vatican Museums. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 28, 2014

Ahead of LFI 2014, LG Chem Announvces Ambitious Price Target for OLED Light Panels

LG Chem offers a broad range of OLED panels with different sizes and light parameters LG Chem announces to strategically drop the price of OLED light panels from third quarter of 2014. The market price was set at $600/Klm or above, depending on order quantities. Today, LG Chem suggests a new price of $200/Klm. Read more »

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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

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Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

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Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »

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CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

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Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »