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AcuityBrands | Acquisition | Osram | Business | Jun 09, 2021

Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America

Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Acuity”) a leading industrial technology company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase ams OSRAM’s North American Digital Systems (DS) business. Acuity’s ownership of ams OSRAM’s North American DS business will bring a strategic fit and perspective to customers and associates, and a growth strategy for the business. Acuity expects the transaction to close during the summer of 2021. Read more »

L-Prize | DOE | Business | Jun 01, 2021

DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting

DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting The Lighting Prize (L-Prize) is designed to advance the U.S. clean energy economy for next-generation LED lighting, encouraging innovators and researchers to engage in advanced lighting system development that leads to transformative designs, products, and impact. The L-Prize will reward innovations that move rapidly to improve lighting performance, resulting in energy, carbon, and cost savings for American businesses and consumers. Read more »

Lumileds | Sustainability | Business | May 20, 2021

Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report

Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report that details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions contribute to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and well-being, supporting the company’s commitment to making the world safer, more sustainable, and beautiful with light. Read more »

Business | Acquisition | Dialog Semiconductor | Renesas | May 17, 2021

Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions

Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Dialog Semiconductor Plc (“Dialog”, XETRA:DLG), a provider of power management, charging, AC/DC power conversion, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology, announced they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition by Renesas of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Dialog (the “Acquisition”) for EUR 67.50 per share, representing a total equity value of approximately EUR 4.9 billion (approximately 615.7 billion yen). Read more »

Luminell | Business | Apr 21, 2021

Glamox Acquires Luminell

Glamox Acquires Luminell Glamox AS has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Norwegian company Luminell Group AS. Read more »

Business | Fagerhult | Apr 20, 2021

Fagerhult Group Acquires Seneco

Fagerhult Group Acquires Seneco To strengthen our connectivity offering for outdoor environments, the Fagerhult Group has acquired the remaining 80% shares in Seneco A/S. Read more »

Business | LEDCity | Fundings | Apr 12, 2021

Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million

Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million LEDCity, a Zurich, Switzerland-based producer of autonomous lighting systems, announced completing a CHF 2M ($2.1M) capital funding round. The money was raised from local investors from Switzerland, including angel investors via SICTIC. Read more »

LightingEurope | Renovation Call | Business | Apr 07, 2021

LightingEurope Reiterates its Call to Accelerate Renovation of Lighting

LightingEurope Reiterates its Call to Accelerate Renovation of Lighting LightingEurope reiterates its call on national governments across Europe and on EU institutions to redouble their efforts and further accelerate renovation across Europe. Read more »

Business | Seoul Viosys | Earnings | Apr 06, 2021

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced that despite low seasonality, it achieved the highest first quarter sales of all time (preliminary sales announcement). Read more »

Business | Mar 18, 2021

Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation

Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation Atar Capital, a Los Angeles-based global private investment firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from parent company, Panasonic Corporation. Both North American companies are market leaders in the industry, recognized for their award-winning commitment to quality and innovation in digital lighting design that provides end-to-end vertical lighting ecosystems. Read more »

Business | Featured | Events | Mar 11, 2021

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | May 11th, 3 PM CEST

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | May 11th, 3 PM CEST The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar explains how good light indoors contributes to health and well-being. Read more »

Business | Digi-Key | On-Semiconductor | Mar 10, 2021

Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year

Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year       Digi-Key Electronics, the leading global electronic components distributor, was named ON Semiconductor’s Global High Service Distributor for 2020. This is the second year Digi-Key has been recognized with the Global High Service Distribution Partner Award, which honors the distributor that led channel sales, grew market share, captured increased sales of products and scored highly on overall process excellence in the evolving semiconductor market. Read more »

Business | Featured | Cree LED | Mar 04, 2021

New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED.

New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED. SMART Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cree, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CREE) Cree LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”). Read more »

Business | Glamox | Mar 03, 2021

Glamox has Acquired UK-based Wireless Lighting Controls Company

Glamox has Acquired UK-based Wireless Lighting Controls Company Global lighting specialist Glamox has acquired 100 percent of the shares in UK-based company LiteIP Limited. LiteIP is located in Southampton and designs, manufactures and supplies wireless lighting control systems. Read more »

Business | Company News | Feb 23, 2021

Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL

Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL Wästberg, the Swedish lighting company founded by Magnus Wästberg in 2008, has announced a new partnership with XAL, the Austrian lighting specialists. The move sees Magnus Wästberg and XAL buy-out the founding shareholders and XAL becoming the sole minority partner in the business. Read more »

Business | Company News | Smart Lighting | Feb 22, 2021

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi Signify, the world leader in lighting, and World Forum The Hague, leader in hosting high-profile conferences, announced the world-first installation of Signify's Trulifi in a congress center, ensuring that future conference guests can enjoy the benefits of safe, secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity via light rather than radio waves. World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands, is known for hosting some of the most high-profile conferences in the world such as the Global Conference on Cyber Security, World Press Freedom Conference and Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. The first installation concerns one meeting room with the potential for more. Read more »

Business | Feb 20, 2021

Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb

Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light. The future cooperation between the two companies in the field of research will accelerate the industrialization of highly efficient and high-performance UV-C LEDs. Unlike previous solutions, LED-based disinfection systems require very little space and can be installed directly at the point of use - such as in water taps, washing machines or ventilation systems. Space-saving disinfection solutions make an important contribution to combating the coronavirus. According to Allied Market Research, the market for UV disinfection solutions is currently worth around one billion euros. This figure is expected to quadruple by 2027. Market researchers also expect the share of UV-C LED solutions to grow steadily. Read more »

Business | Company News | Merger | Jan 25, 2021

USHIO and BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH Merge to USHIO Germany GmbH

USHIO and BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH Merge to USHIO Germany GmbH Ushio Deutschland GmbH, a major European production and distribution base of Ushio Inc., has announced that it will merge with its sister company, BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, to form a new company called Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2021. Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Oct 21, 2020

Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million

Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million Cree, Inc. today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit ("Cree LED") to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Upon closing, creates a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse focused on providing disruptive technology solutions to high-growth segments including EV, 5G and industrial applications. Read more »

Business | Distributor News | Osram | Sep 19, 2020

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO package. The high-power lasers in the Metal Can® TO56 package are an efficient radiation source and offer a high modulation bandwidth. Read more »

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Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices has announced its new Hospitality COB series featuring high color rendering, precise chromaticity control and Warm CCTs. With LES sizes ranging from 6mm to 22mm, and lumen output from 500 to 5000 lumens, the Luminus Hospitality COB series is the smart choice for beautiful, warm ... Read more »

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LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions and the originator of the 5050 LED, is again improving LUXEON 5050 Round performance and is characterizing the LED for use in the horticulture industry. For illumination applications, 70 CRI lumen performance increases by as much as 5lm. In ... Read more »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

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