Business News | Sep 21, 2006

Avago Technologies Awarded Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award by Frost & Sullivan: Best Practices Award Recognizes Excellence in Implementing, Sustaining Growth through Unique Business Strategies

SAN JOSE, Calif., Avago Technologies, the world’s largest privately held semiconductor company, today announced it has been awarded the 2006 North American Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award by Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting company. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

DOE SSL commercial product testing program

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies today are undergoing rapid change and improvements, and products arriving on the market exhibit a wide range of performance. Industry groups, standards setting organizations, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are moving quickly to develop needed standards and test procedures for SSL products. In the meantime, however, there is a need for reliable, unbiased product performance information to foster the developing market for high-performance SSL products. Read more »

Business News | Sep 12, 2006

President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen presents the Millennium Technology Prize to Professor Shuji Nakamura: ”Using LEDs for lighting could halve the amount of electricity consumed for this purpose.”

mill_prize-gif The 2006 Millennium Technology Prize was presented to Professor Shuji Nakamura in Helsinki for his invention of new sources of light. President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen handed Professor Nakamura the prize of one million euros and ”Peak”, the prize trophy. Read more »

Business News | Sep 08, 2006

Avnet electronics marketing americas launches Avnet LightSpeed

Phoenix, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. , announces the launch of the Avnet LightSpeed(TM) business unit. Read more »

Business News | Sep 06, 2006

Philips to set up hight power LED production facility in Singapore

Amsterdam – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) announced today it will invest in the setting up of a high power LED production facility in Singapore. Initial production is expected to start in Q1 2007, ramping up to double Philips’ total power LED production capacity by the end of 2007. Read more »

Business News | Sep 06, 2006

OLED shipments up 15% in 2Q 2006, but revenues down 14%, says research firm

Worldwide OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) shipments grew 15% on-year to 16.1 million units in the second quarter of 2006, but revenues experienced an annual decrease of 14%, according to research firm DisplaySearch. Read more »

Business News | Sep 05, 2006

GE invests $100 million to grow its LED lighting business

CLEVELAND, the General Electric Company (GE) through its Consumer & Industrial business and the Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") announced today a strategic alliance agreement to support GELcore, LLC, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Business News | Sep 05, 2006

Crystal IS raises $10.6m in second-round funding for AlN substrates

Crystal IS Inc of Green Island, NY, USA, which is commercializing native, single-crystal aluminum nitride substrates for high-power, high-temperature and optoelectronic devices, has completed a $10.6m second round of financing. Read more »

Business News | Aug 24, 2006

i-Vision takes on Mundocolor

LED and feature lighting specialists i-Vision announces the exclusive UK distributorship for Spanish manufacturers Mundocolor. Barcelona-based Mundocolour offers three different lines of lighting equipment, and i-Vision will be taking on the broad based ‘Technical’ range of LED fixtures for architectural and decorative illumination. Read more »

Business News | Aug 17, 2006

LGE topped 2Q 2006 OLED shipments

Source: Displaybank LG Electronics (LGE) leaped to the top in worldwide OLED (organic light-emitting diode) shipments in the second quarter, after falling into the third place in the first quarter of 2006, according to research firm Displaybank. Read more »

Business News | Aug 17, 2006

Cree Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006: Record Revenue of $423 Million for Year

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market-leading innovator of semiconductors that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products, today announced revenue of $106.7 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 25, 2006. This represents a 9% increase over the revenue of $98.2 million reported for the year-ago period. Read more »

Business News | Aug 14, 2006

ColorBlast for Starlite

colorblast_small-gif Starlite Productions recently enhanced its lighting rental department by taking delivery of Color Kinetics’ ColorBlast 12 fixtures. ColorBlast 12 is a stylish, compact wall-washing light that generates rich, uniform colors and color changing effects. Read more »

Business News | Aug 14, 2006

ORA announces annual Student Optical Design winners

Pasadena, CA-Optical Research Associates (ORA) has selected the winners of their annual Student Optical Design Competition, in which awards totaling $4,000 are granted. Read more »

Business News | Aug 11, 2006

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors focusing more on OLEDs: research into new light source for general illumination

OSRAM is intensifying its research and development work on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) with the aim of applying this technology also to general illumination. OLEDs will be used in future not only in mobile terminals such as MP3 players and mobile phones but also as extremely thin light sources with large surface areas. Photo: OSRAM OSRAM is intensifying its research and development work on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) with the aim of applying this technology also to general illumination. Read more »

Business News | Aug 08, 2006

DOE awards seven small business innovation research grants for SSL technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded seven Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The SBIR program seeks to increase the participation of small businesses in federal R&D. Read more »

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