News-Spot | Business News | Mar 06, 2014

3M invests in MSi Lighting

3M has invested in MSi Lighting of Boca Raton, Florida, a company that 3M has been working with for the past year on a line of LED lights for multiple applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 06, 2014

Toshiba International Corporation Announces Lighting Business Reorganization

Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) of Houston, Texas has announced a reorganization affecting its LED Lighting Systems Division. Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corporation (TLT), headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan, is responsible for Toshiba’s global lighting businesses and is implementing a reorganization of international operations. As a result, the LED Lighting Systems Division within TIC will discontinue most operations by March 31, 2014. The headquarters’ responsibility for Toshiba Lighting in the Americas will be transferred to Greenstar Lighting Products Inc. located in San Antonio, Texas. Greenstar is a wholly owned subsidiary of TLT. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 28, 2014

Wacker and Technische Universität München Extend Partnership in Silicon Chemistry

Wacker Chemie AG and Technische Universität München (TUM) are extending their existing partnership in silicon chemistry for another six years. They signed an agreement to this effect. The Munich-based chemical Group is sponsoring the Institute of Silicon Chemistry, located on the research campus in Garching near Munich, with a total of up to Eur 2.5 million. This will finance doctoral positions and the associated material resources. WACKER and the TUM founded the Institute of Silicon Chemistry in 2006. Over recent years, more than 30 research projects have been conducted, which have resulted in ten patents and 35 scientific publications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 25, 2014

LED Engin Named Best New Component in the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards 2014

LED Engin's LuxiTune™ received the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards 2014 for component at source level LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high flux density LED products, announces that its tunable white light engine LuxiTune™ has been crowned Best New Component at Source Level, a special citation in the 4th annual Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIAs). LuxiTune is also a winner in the Modules and Light Sources category. This success follows the product being recognized as Solid-State Lighting Product of the Year at the Elektra Awards, Europe's flagship electronics industry awards competition. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 24, 2014

Norlux Develops New Product Line for Thomas Research Products

To complete Thomas Research Products' broad range of standard LED drivers, the have chosen Norlux to develop and produce a family of standard light engines Norlux LED design services for OEMs were highlighted with the introduction of a line of Light Engines by Thomas Research Products. Norlux is a leading North American LED systems integrator with a history of strength in both design and manufacturing. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 20, 2014

SEICA France SRL Becomes Essemtec’s New Sales and Distribution Partner for France

Essemtec announces that on February 1, 2014, a new exclusive collaboration agreement for France was signed with SEICA France SARL, a global provider of solutions for the electronics industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 18, 2014

European Energy Intelligence - Information About EU Activities in Respect to Energy at Your Fingertips

European Energy Intelligence has developed an new online service that taps into the information streams coming out of the key European Institutions, analyses them, organises and then presents them in a way that allows subscribers to access them. Simply, quickly and efficiently. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 12, 2014

Microchip Technology Announces Acquisition of Supertex Inc.

Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex Incorporated today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex for $33 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $394 million, and a total enterprise value of about $246 million, after excluding Supertex’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $148 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Microchip’s non GAAP earnings per share in the first full quarter after completion of the acquisition. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 10, 2014

LED Lighting Controls - The Door to The Internet of Things in Buildings

The latest memoori report explains why LED Lighting controls could be the "Trojan Horse" for IoT The question, if the confluence of the Internet, Wireless Technology and LED Lighting creates the perfect storm that opens up the opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) to rapidly establish itself in buildings, arouses more and more attention. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 10, 2014

Qatar Based Alwaseeta Enters LED Business By Signing Joint Venture Agreement with QKLC

Qatar Intermediate Industries Company (Alwaseeta) has signed a joint venture agreement with Qatar Korea LED Consortium (QKLC) for setting up a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems’ manufacturing facility in the country. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 04, 2014

Brandenburg Acquisition Reflects Synopsys Strategy in Optical Solutions

When most people see "Synopsys" they think, "That's not how you spell that word." But to those in the electronics industry, "Synopsys" is synonymous with EDA and IP. And, they're right - for the most part. In reality, Synopsys has been executing a strategy to expand its total addressable market into areas that are naturally adjacent to its traditional markets for years. The company now provides a wide range of technologies that accelerate innovation in electronics. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 03, 2014

Osram Is First Chip Manufacturer To Switch Red and Yellow LED Fabrication To 6-Inch Wafers

A view of the clean room - the assembly system transporting a 6-inch wafer; 4-inch wafers can be seen on the left (Picture: Osram) Osram Opto Semiconductors is keeping pace with the constant growth of the market and switching its fabrication of red, orange and yellow light emitting diodes to 6-inch wafers. The German high-tech company is extending the fabrication of all large-wafer LEDs to the indium-gallium-aluminum-phosphide (InGaAlP) material system and expanding its production capacity. The company began switching fabrication of blue LED chips in 2011. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 27, 2014

Pixelligent Technologies Got Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Granted

Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant by the Department of Energy (DOE). The nine-month, $150,000 program will enable Pixelligent to accelerate the development of its nanoadditives for use in OLED lighting. As part of this program, Pixelligent will partner with OLEDWorks LLC, a leading OLED lighting company. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 24, 2014

Greenlux Finland and Ensto Begin Close Cooperation

LED manufacturer Greenlux Finland begins sales and manufacturing cooperation with the cleantech company Ensto. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 24, 2014

Osram Warns That Ageing Street Lights Are Putting Lives in Danger

With more than three quarters of European city street lighting installations over 25 years old[1], Osram is urging local councils to put public safety first by upgrading to white lighting. Recent public surveys have shown that up to 80 per cent of us feel safer with longer lasting white solutions, like LED lighting over traditional installations[2]. Read more »

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