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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 14, 2014

Aledia’s Nanowire LED Technology Endorsed By 2014 Physics Nobel Prize Winner

Nanowires are the basis of Aledia's 3D LED technology that promises several advantages over the conventional LED technology Prof. Hiroshi Amano, a member of Aledia’s Scientific Advisory Board, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside Shuji Nakamura and Isamu Akasaki for their roles in inventing the blue light emitting diode (LED), that has revolutionized the lighting and display worlds. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 06, 2014

Albis Plastic and Eastman Expand Successful Partnership

Albis Plastic GmbH will soon be adding technical plastics to the list of Eastman Chemical Company products it distributes in Turkey. The company's distribution rights for the Turkish plastics market are valid as of October 2014. This agreement expands the long-standing partnership between ALBIS and Eastman, which continues to enjoy great success in many areas of Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 06, 2014

Advantek Expands Support for LED Packaging Solutions with the Acquisition of Tempo Electronics

Advantek, Inc. today announced they have acquired all the assets of Tempo Electronics and the Surftape® product line. Effective immediately Advantek will be offering Surftape® through its extensive global sales organization. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 22, 2014

Yole Predicts: In the LED Packaging World, Flip Chip Technology Is Rising

Predictions of the volume percentages for different LED types show the expected growth of the Flip Chip technology from 2013 to 2019 In the LED packaging world, a wind of change is blowing. A LED TV crisis, and new Chinese players have totally modified the LED industry and its supply chain. Under this context, with a high competitive environment, new challenges have been identified by Yole Développement (Yole) analysts: efficacy improvement, cost decrease … To answer to the LED market needs, companies have today to innovate their technologies and implement new solutions like Flip Chip for LED packaging. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 22, 2014

ESCATEC Expands Its LED and Micro Manufacturing Facilities to Meet Growing Demand

ESCATEC's expanded MOEMS cleanroom ESCATEC, one of Europe's leading providers of contract and manufacturing services, has nearly doubled the size of its ISO Class 7 cleanroom to meet the increasing need for miniaturized, multi-function components and 'smart materials/systems' with new equipment for material preparation, components creation and assemblies. The expansion includes a 'Future Lab' with advanced state-of-the-art R&D, custom designs, specialised prototyping, and novel process development that will offer leading-edge LED solutions as well as a dedicated workspace next to the cleanroom for 'hands-on' design work with ESCATEC's partners. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 18, 2014

Leti and LUCIOM Co-Operate for High-Data-Rate Bidirectional LiFi Transceiver Development

CEA-Leti and LUCIOM, which develops visible-light communication using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have launched a project to develop high-data-rate LiFi transceivers. With this technology, LUCIOM expects to offer in mid-2015 one of the first high-data-rate bidirectional light-fidelity, or LiFi, products that can work with different LED lighting sources, and on mobile devices. Read more »

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Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

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Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

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Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »