News-Spot | Business News | May 21, 2014

DOE Awards CRADA to Pixelligent and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of OLED Devices

Pixelligent Technologies, a global manufacturer of advanced materials and PixClear™ nanocrystal dispersions for the solid state lighting and flat panel industries, announced today it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Entering into this CRADA allows Pixelligent to further optimize materials and formulations to demonstrate improved performance and cost for roll-to-roll manufacturing, including for OLED devices. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 21, 2014

Osram Opens New LED Assembly Plant in China

By opening the new assembly plant in China, Osram pushes LED transition with greater presence in the largest lighting market In a further move to strengthen its leading position in the market for light-emitting diodes (LED), Osram today officially opened its LED assembly plant in Wuxi, China. The factory has a floor area of about 100,000 square meters and will employ as many as 2,100 people by 2017. Osram is investing a low three-digit-million euro amount to set up the plant. “With this step, we’re not only expanding our fully loaded backend LED capacities but also boosting our presence in the world’s largest single lighting market,” said Wolfgang Dehen, Chief Executive Officer of Osram Licht AG. “Asia, and particularly China, are key growth drivers for the global lighting and therefore the LED industry.” Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 20, 2014

Samsung’s LED Component Test Lab Recognized by VDE Institute

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, today announced that its test lab for LED component products for use in LED lighting applications was recognized by VDE Institute, the testing and certification branch of VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 19, 2014

Memoori Predicts Global Market for LED Lighting in Buildings To Reach $10.3 Billion by the End of 2014

Lighting revenue by sector for different regions Memoori estimates that revenue from the global LED Lighting market for buildings hit $8.1 billion in 2013 and will rise to around $10.3 billion by the end of 2014. The market will have grown still further to total almost $23 billion by 2018. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the overall market of 22.8% over the 6-year period. Beyond the time frame of this report, revenue growth will slow as cost competition intensifies; with the size of the LED lighting market expected to level off by around 2020. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 06, 2014

Pixelligent Technologies Joins the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at RPI

Pixelligent Technologies, the global manufacturer of PixClear™ high index materials and nanocrystal dispersions for the solid state lighting and flat panel display industries, announced today that it has joined the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The ERC is a research, innovation and educational organization that focuses on future lighting systems that will improve health and productivity and save energy at the same time. As a member of the ERC, Pixelligent will have access to the RPI faculty, as well as the Center’s world-class testing and characterization infrastructure. Read more »

Business News | Apr 28, 2014

LED professional Sets Important Incentives for the International Year of Light 2015

Martina Paul With the Tech-Talks BREGENZ, the LED professional Scientific Award and intensive international co-operations, Luger Research e.U., publisher of LED professional, sets the course for the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 24, 2014

SILICA’s Lighting Division Complements Expansion Strategy with New Website

SILICA’s new online resource (www.silicalighting.com) showcases unique product range and technical expertise supporting all lighting design applications SILICA, an Avnet, Inc. company, today announced its new website for customers of its Silica Lighting division. The comprehensive online resource at www.silicalighting.com provides an overview of the complete SILICA Lighting portfolio, which includes LEDs, opto devices, power and thermal management, LED drivers, interconnects and integrated LED lighting solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 24, 2014

Arrow Electronics and Moons’ Announce EMEA Distribution Agreement

Arrow Electronics and Moons’, a leading-edge LED lighting drivers, controls manufacturer, signed a distribution agreement (from left to right: Eric Williams Global VP Lighting, Arrow; Paul Drosihn, Marketing Manager Lighting EMEA, Arrow; Justin Chang, General Manager, Moons’; Stephane Rosa, Lighting Director EMEA, Arrow; and Jinsong Wang, Global Marketing Manager, Moons’) Arrow Electronics and Moons’ announced a new distribution agreement covering LED and lighting-related products. This new agreement, effective from April 1st, 2014, covers the entire EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 17, 2014

Cambridge Nanotherm® Opens World’s First Fully Automated Production Line for Aluminium Nano-Ceramic Substrates

The Cambridge Nanotherm development team in the new fab Cambridge Nanotherm®, the manufacturer of advanced Aluminium Nano-Ceramic substrate technology for the thermal management of electronic applications, installs the first of many fully automated lines. Nanotherm® production line extends the applications of this award winning patented technology also beyond LED lighting to wider electronic substrate applications that require higher thermal management, lower cost of ownership and smaller footprints Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 08, 2014

"LLFY Selector"-App Offers Mobile Support by LED Light for You Network

In addition to the desktop version, the new app can be used on smartphones and on tablets with the iOS or Android operating system Customers are now being given product search support through the Osram “LED Light for you” partner network (LLFY) in the form of an app, making product searches easier and quicker than ever before. As the name “LLFY Selector” suggests, this app has been designed specifically to find products. Read more »

Business News | Mar 25, 2014

Sales Agent or Distribution Partners Required of Leading Korean LED Lighting Manufacturer

Fine Technix Fine Technix, Korea's No.1 LED Lighting Manufacturer, is seeking sales agents or distribution partners all around the Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 21, 2014

Thomas Research Products Moves Into New Facility

Thomas Research Products announces that it has moved to a new larger headquarters and distribution facility. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 19, 2014

LUXeXceL Extends 3D Printing Capacity with New Factory for LED Optics

With the new manufacturing facility, LUXeXceL will be prepared for mass production of Printoptical® products LUXeXceL Group, the inventor of the revolutionary Printoptical® Technology, and global leader in the Additive Manufacturing of optical components, announces to invest in a new 3D printing factory dedicated to manufacturing volumes of LED lighting optics. This month the first housing and installation activities have started to ensure that the first digital production line will be operational by the second half of 2014. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 12, 2014

UL Announces New Program To Speed up LED Luminaire Certification

UL, a global safety science leader, announced today the introduction of the Type TL Program, which offers a set of certification guidelines designed to create a more efficient path for manufacturers in developing new LED luminaire products. Through the flexibility of the UL Recognized Component program, LED drivers, an electrical device which regulates power to an LED or string of LEDs, are often designed with varying constructions and are tested in a variety of ways. This approach helps ensure LED drivers are interchangeable in most cases without the need for additional testing. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 11, 2014

Zhaga Appoints New Secretary General

The Zhaga Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Musa Unmehopa as its new Secretary General, effective from April 1, 2014. Musa replaces Menno Treffers, who has held the post of Secretary General since Zhaga was launched in March 2010. Read more »

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