News-Spot | Business News | Mar 02, 2015

Dutch Chipmaker NXP to Buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction which values the combined enterprise at just over $40 billion1. The merger creates a high performance mixed signal semiconductor industry leader, with combined revenue of greater than $10 billion. The merged entity will become the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and the market leader in general purpose microcontroller (MCU) products. The combined company will capitalize on the growing opportunities created by the accelerating demand for security, connectivity and processing. Read more »

Business News | Feb 23, 2015

Chroma ATE's LED Driver Test Equipment Available from MDL

Beside Chroma ATE's LED driver test equipment, an extensive range of equipment for testing LED drivers is available from MDL Technologies Drivers are a key element in the performance and reliability of LEDs, and an extensive range of equipment for testing LED drivers is now available from MDL Technologies. The Chroma instruments include programmable AC and DC sources, high precision power meters and an LED load simulator specifically designed for LED power drivers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 09, 2015

Edmund Optics and LUXeXceL Bring 3D Printed Plastic Optics to the Photonics Industry

Recently, LUXeXceL improved the manufacturing process to make printed optics up to 20 mm hight as demonstrated at Lps 2014 in Bregenz for the first time Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, announced today that it has formed a working relationship with LUXeXceL Group BV to bring 3D printed plastic optics to the photonics industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 03, 2015

LightingEurope Announces Election of Executive Board

LightingEurope is pleased to announce the election of Jan Denneman as President of the Executive Board, Peter Hunt as Vice-President, Alfred Haas as Treasurer for 2015, and Yves Robillard as Treasurer for 2016. Additional Board members include: Thomas Walentowski (BLV), Zoltan Koltai (GE Lighting), Peter Dillen (Havells-Sylvania), Klaus Breisch (Panasonic), Dietmar Zembrot (TRILUX), Johan Segers (AGORIA), Alfredo Berges (ANFALUM), Massimiliano Guzzini (ASSIL), Nathalie Coursière (IGNES), André ten Bloemendal (NLA), Lionel Brunet (Syndicat de l'Eclairage), and Dr. Jürgen Waldorf (ZVEI). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 14, 2015

Infineon Technologies AG Successfully Finalizes Acquisition of International Rectifier

Infineon Technologies AGannounced today the closing of the acquisition of International Rectifier. With effect from today, the El Segundo based company has become part of Infineon following the approval of all necessary regulatory authorities and International Rectifier’s shareholders. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 13, 2015

Megaman® Partners with Contech Lighting as Distributor for North America

Megaman® is delighted to announce a partnership with Contech Lighting as the exclusive distributor of Megaman branded products and lighting solutions throughout North America. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 13, 2015

GL Optic Light Measurement Spins off as an Independent Entity

GL Optic based in Weilheim/Teck, Germany has launched operations as a separate business unit. Following a spin-off from parent company Just Normlicht, the brand name has now become an independent entity. The move is the result of a sharp increase in demand for all types of light measurement instruments and measurement systems, as well as the positive response to the GL Optic brand. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 12, 2015

Epistar Acquires 94% of TSMC SSL from TSMC and Subsidiary

Epistar Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC ) held Board of Directors’ meetings today and approved a sale of TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL) shares. Epistar will acquire all shares of TSMC SSL held by TSMC and TSMC’s subsidiary TSMC Guang Neng Investment Ltd. for NT$825 million, or NT$1.46 per share. After the transaction, Epistar will own 94% of the company, and TSMC will completely exit TSMC SSL. The company will be operated by Epistar and TSMC SSL’s current team. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 22, 2014

Future Lighting Solutions Announces Availability of Philips Lumileds' Newest Luxeon CoB Array

Lumileds newest Luxeon CoB 1202 array with a small, 6.5 mm light-emitting surface (LES) enables the highest center beam candle power with the high efficacy and color quality of all Luxeon CoB solutions Future Lighting Solutions, a division of Future Electronics, has announced availability of the latest addition to Philips Lumileds Luxeon CoBs, delivering exceptional punch for spotlights and directional lamps. Lumileds’ newest CoB array with a small, 6.5 mm light-emitting surface (LES) enables the highest center beam candle power with the high efficacy and color quality of all Luxeon CoB solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 02, 2014

Private Equity Company Ratos Acquires LEDiL

Ratos has signed an agreement to acquire approximately 67% of the shares in the Finnish LED optics company Ledil Oy from the company's founders. The purchase price (enterprise value) for 100% of the company amounts to EUR 97m, of which Ratos will provide equity of approximately EUR 50m. Ledil is a leading global player in secondary optics (lenses which focus light from a source to achieve a desired lighting solution) for LED lighting. The company started in 2002 and is owned today by the two founders and Ledil's CEO. Ratos is acquiring approximately 67% of the company and the founders and other key people will own approximately 33%. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 28, 2014

Albis Plastic and Röber Kunststoffe Collaborate in Lighting Segment

With immediate effect, the polyCarbonate-based Alcom LDM (Light Diffusion Matt) from Albis Plastic will be used in the R. CarbonatE Alcom LED production line at Röber Kunststoffe. This specialist for extruded and transparent Plastics, located in Kroppach in the German Westerwald, is now expanding its product line of glazing materials for the lighting sector. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 18, 2014

MSC Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with Inventronics

MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet Inc., announced today that it is now an authorised distributor of Inventronics. MSC will carry the company’s entire product portfolio in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy with immediate effect. Alongside embedded computing and display solutions, MSC also provides LED lighting solutions. Inventronics’ wide range of LED power supply units (PSUs) is an ideal complement to the CREE range of LEDs, which have played a large part in MSC’s success for many years. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 12, 2014

TÜV SÜD Offers One-Stop Service for LED and Battery Products Covering the S-JQA Mark

TÜV SÜD now also can offer S-JQA Mark certification which has a high reputation on the Japanese Market The international quality and safety solutions provider TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers of LED and battery products all over the world in meeting the safety standards of the Japanese market. Following recognition by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA), TÜV SÜD can now provide the relevant product testing services for the S-JQA Mark. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 04, 2014

EBV Elektronik Signs Agreement with Samsung Semiconductor for Distribution of LED Components in the EMEA Region

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company and a leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution signed an agreement with Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH, an European subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, for distribution of Samsung’s LED component products in EMEA region. The agreement is effective as of October 2014. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 14, 2014

Nanoco Signs Joint Development Agreement with Osram

Nanoco Group plc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, announces that it has signed a follow-on joint development agreement with Osram, one of the world’s largest lighting companies, in connection with the use of Nanoco cadmium-free quantum dots in general lighting. Read more »

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Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Master Bond EP30LTE-2 has been developed for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses. It can be used for sealing, coating and encapsulating, especially for small to medium sized castings where a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is required. Read more »

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New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant Lampholders were standard in older, traditional lighting systems. Modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs create several assembly and field-replacement disadvantages. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. In accordance with Book ... Read more »

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EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key

EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED These SMD LEDs are packaged in an industry standard PLCC8 package. These high performance 4 color SMT LEDs are designed to work in a wide range of applications. A wide viewing angle and high brightness make these LEDs suitable for signage applications. Read more »

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Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with ... Read more »

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The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light It is a great pleasure for the LpS and TiL organization committee to announce the award winners for 2019. For the second time in a row, after the traditional cruise on the lake from Bregenz to Lindau, the gala dinner at the Eilgut Halle has proven to being a great place for the LpS & TiL award ... Read more »

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