Business News | Oct 20, 2006

GETTING SSL TO MARKET : 2007 DOE Solid-State Lighting Program Planning Workshop

Rapid advances in solid-state lighting mean high efficiency products have begun to appear on the market. DOE's workshop this year (January 31- February 2, 2007 Phoenix, AZ) will target strategies to accelerate market introduction of these high-performance solid-state lighting (SSL) products. Read more »

Business News | Oct 13, 2006

Solid state lighting phosphor expert Intematix announces addition of LEDtech to strategic customer wins

Fremont, California, USA – Solid state lighting phosphor expert, Intematix Corporation, announced today that it has added LEDtech Electronics Corp of Taiwan to its growing list of strategic customer wins. Read more »

Business News | Oct 12, 2006

AUO and CMO completing LED food chain

Both AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are becoming more comprehensive in their LED supply-chain deployment, with both panel makers recently confirming investments in LED packaging firms. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2006

Lamina Ceramics announces new president and CEO

WESTAMPTON, NJ, The Board of Directors at Lamina Ceramics today announced the appointment of Frank M. Shinneman as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shinneman brings 25 years of international management experience to the New Jersey-based developer of ultra bright LED light engines. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2006

Cree announces live webcast and access information for first-quarter 2007 conference call

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) invites you to a live webcast of its first quarter/fiscal year 2007 conference call with senior management to review results for the quarter ending September 24, 2006. Read more »

Business News | Oct 05, 2006

Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc. announce north american partnership agreement for distribution of optical semiconductor component products

Melville, NY and San Jose, CA, Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display and system solutions; and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., one of the worldwide leaders in light-emitting diode (LED) technology; today announced a partnership agreement throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico effective October 1, 2006. Read more »

Business News | Oct 05, 2006

Strategies unlimited predicts increasing role for advanced substrates for gallium nitride devices

Moutainview, California USA, over the past 10 years, the availability of high quality sapphire and silicon carbide substrates has enabled the rapid growth of the gallium nitride device (mainly high-brightness LED) market to over $3 billion. Read more »

Business News | Oct 03, 2006

LED chipmaker Epistar to merge with UMC affiliates

After announcing a merger with United Epitaxy Company (UEC) last August and becoming the world`s largest AlGaInP (aluminum gallium indium phosphide) LED supplier, Epistar on September 28 announced it will acquire Epitech Technology and Highlink Technology, two LED affiliates of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Read more »

Business News | Oct 03, 2006

Opto Tech announces capital decrease on OLED losses

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), the developer of the first fully integrated Solid State Lighting (SSL) source for general lighting, the  Opto Tech, a Taiwan-based LED and OLED (organic light-emitting diode) specialist, announced recently that its shareholders have approved a plan to reduce its capital by around 19.7% to NT$1.53 billion (about US$46 million), to amend its losses and strengthen its financial structure, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Read more »

Business News | Sep 27, 2006

TIR Systems retains Montgomery & co. to explore strategic opportunities

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), the developer of the first fully integrated Solid State Lighting (SSL) source for general lighting, the Lexel™, has retained Montgomery & Co. to assist TIR’s Board of Directors and management in evaluating a range of strategic opportunities to build and strengthen the company’s leading position in SSL and enhance shareholder value. Read more »

Business News | Sep 26, 2006

LED industry at a critical crossroad, says iSuppli

LEDs have a bright future in lighting despite a dramatic slowdown in the growth of the market in 2005, according to iSuppli. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Leading european lighting manufacturer joins LEXEL consortium: Semperlux AG Signs Development and Supply Agreements for Lexel™

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), announces that Semperlux AG of Berlin, Germany has signed strategic development and supply agreements, joining the growing consortium of light fixture manufacturing partners that are developing and marketing lighting products based on TIR’s award-winning Lexel technology. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Macroblock launches initial public offering in Taiwan

With the continuous efforts of all employees, Macroblock has become a leading LED driver IC company certified for its innovative technology, such as PrecisionDrive™, Share-I-O™, and S-PWM™. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Philips light unit sees strong growth and profit

Philips Electronics said on Wednesday that its lighting business was on track to post annual sales growth of 6 percent to just over 5 billion euros ($6.34 billion), boosted by Asian demand and bright LEDs. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

AIXTRON to participate in R&D project for introduction of OLEDs into the lighting market

aixtron_oled-gif Aachen, Germany, AIXTRON will participate in an R&D project with their Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) technology platform in a consortium together with OSRAM, Philips, BASF and Applied Materials. Read more »

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