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Business | Research News | Partnerships | Mar 14, 2018
Luger Research Creates an Active Network to Secure the Future of Innovation in Lighting: The First Meeting Will Take Place at the LpS 2017
Luger Research Creates an Active Network to Secure the Future of Innovation in Lighting: The First Meeting Will Take Place at the LpS 2017 Luger Research establishes the first scientific lighting partnership network for research experts and leaders in the lighting industry. The scientific partnership has been created to form an active network that will strengthen and build the connections between universities, research laboratories and industry. The scientific partnership’s mission is to enable and secure the continued development of innovation in lighting technology. Read more »
Business | Organization News | DiiA | Zhaga | Partnerships | Mar 14, 2018
DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting
DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting The trend in lighting towards digitalization and the need for defining interfaces for sensors and connectivity modules is well recognized. Both the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) are developing important technology in this area. The organizations have now signed a liaison agreement with the aim to share technical information about available and upcoming specifications and certification programs, and the timelines of these. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 09, 2018
Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting
Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting Today, Nedap and Osram officially announce their partnership. Luminaires equipped with Osram DEXAL™ drivers are now easy to enroll into Nedap Luxon connected light management platform. The collaboration between both parties is based on their shared ambition to make connected lighting the new standard. Together, they will help clients accelerate savings and lead the way to a more sustainable economy. Read more »
Featured | Business | Intellectual Properties | Mar 05, 2018
Enforcement of B.O.S.E. Patents: A Continuous Success
Enforcement of B.O.S.E. Patents: A Continuous Success White light generation is one of the most fascinating topics the LED industry deals with. The silicate-based white LED technology enables white LEDs to be produced with higher accuracy and increased brightness. Preferred applications for these kinds of LEDs are smartphones, notebooks, navigation systems, and other display products. Said technology is thus relevant for a significant proportion of today’s LED market. Read more »
Business | Company News | Investment | Nanowire | Jan 31, 2018
Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing
Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, today announced the closing of its Series C financing round with Intel Capital as a new investor. In addition to Intel Capital, the majority of existing Aledia investors participated in the €30 million round, including Braemar Energy Ventures, Demeter, the Ecotechnologies Fund of Bpifrance, (the French national industrial bank), IKEA Group, the venture capital arm of IKEA, Sofinnova Partners and Supernova Invest. Read more »
Business | Company News | Job Opportunity | Jan 31, 2018
Joanneum Research Offers Great Job Opportunities
Joanneum Research Offers Great Job Opportunities Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Joanneum Research) is a business-oriented leader of innovation and a technology provider. It is linked to a worldwide network and has provided cutting-edge research according to the highest international standards for almost forty years. With a focus on applied research and technology development, Joanneum Research plays a key role in transfer of technology and know-how. Our Materials Institute focuses primarily on micro- und nanotechnology, surface functionalization, materials science, sensors und laser-production technologies. Joanneum Research is looking for candidates to fill two vacancies. Read more »
Business | Company News | Nov 23, 2017
Osram’s New Kulim LED Chip Factory Goes into Operation
Osram’s New Kulim LED Chip Factory Goes into Operation Osram’s new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, begins operation on time. “We are both on schedule and within budget,” pointed out Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, during the opening ceremony in Kulim on Thursday. “Given our enormous recent growth rates of 19 percent in the LED business, we are pleased to have the new production capacities. Our investment in Kulim also attests to the technology shift and our transition to becoming a high-tech corporation: At the beginning of this decade, conventional lighting still accounted for 80 percent of Osram's business. Today, two-thirds of our sales are based on optical semiconductors.” Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Business | Company News | Nov 17, 2017
IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe
IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe ‘Data brain’ for smart building activity to revolutionise real estate market: Gooee, the ‘data brain’ for building activity, officially launched its ‘full stack’ ecosystem amongst its lighting and technology partners. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | Nov 12, 2017
Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector
Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global joint venture will operate under the name Osram Continental GmbH and have its registered office in the Munich region. Osram and Continental will each have a 50 percent stake in the joint venture. The aim is to generate annual sales in the mid-triple-digit-million-euro range with a workforce of around 1,500 employees and 17 locations worldwide. Dirk Linzmeier (CEO) from Osram and Harald Renner (CFO) from Continental have been named as designated managing directors. The joint venture is scheduled to start in 2018 subject to final agreement on the binding contracts and antitrust approvals. Read more »
Featured | Business | Certifications | Oct 30, 2017
Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program
Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony was held on October 24th at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program. Read more »
Business | Acquisition | Aug 24, 2017
Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens
Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything from intelligent lighting control, energy use, and security systems to the measurement of environmental parameters such as air quality. The cloud-based platform is compatible with components and hardware of other manufacturers. Digital Lumens has built a strong customer base for industrial IoT solutions, with more than 2,500 installations. Read more »
Business | Organization News | LIA | Services | Aug 22, 2017
LIA Insurance Services - Protecting the Lighting Industry
LIA Insurance Services - Protecting the Lighting Industry The Lighting Industry Association (LIA), has launched its own range of insurance products tailored for the lighting industry through LIA Insurance Services. A partnership between the LIA and insurance broker Kinnell Corporate, provides access to bespoke and discounted commercial insurance. Read more »
Business | Company News | Investment | Jul 27, 2017
Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.
Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc. Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Business | Sustainability | Jul 12, 2017
Lighting Delivering Increased Value To Society - A Strategy For Growth
Lighting Delivering Increased Value To Society - A Strategy For Growth In recent years we have seen energy efficiency as the key driver for regulation as well as growth. Thanks to the arrival of LEDs the industry is already providing energy savings greater than any other sector. As the LED revolution rapidly continues, where next for the EU lighting industry? LightingEurope, the European industry association for the lighting industry has developed a strategy for growth which aims to fundamentally deliver value to society while aligning with the need to move towards a circular economy. Read more »
Business | Company News | Jul 10, 2017
Lumileds Officially an Independent Company
Lumileds Officially an Independent Company Lumileds announced that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. Lumileds develops lighting solutions for the automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination segments, enabling customers to push the boundaries of light. Read more »
Business | Organization News | DiiA | Acquisition | Jul 10, 2017
DiiA Acquires DALI Trademarks
DiiA Acquires DALI Trademarks The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has acquired the trademarks relating to DALI lighting products and systems via IEEE-ISTO. These trademarks include the original DALI logo, the new DALI-2 logo, and the DALI wordmark for use in lighting applications. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | Partnerships | Jun 28, 2017
Future Lighting Solutions and OSRAM Digital Systems Sign Franchise Distribution Agreement
Future Lighting Solutions and OSRAM Digital Systems Sign Franchise Distribution Agreement Egham, UK, and Munich, Germany 27th June 2017 – Future Lighting Solutions, the leading provider of solid-state lighting and supply chain solutions, and OSRAM Digital Systems, the leader in lighting technology solutions, have announced a new franchise partnership encompassing OSRAM’s comprehensive range of drivers, light engines and controls for lighting applications. The agreement covers Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Read more »
Business | Company News | Jun 12, 2017
LED System Solutions from OSRAM: Visions Become Reality
LED System Solutions from OSRAM: Visions Become Reality OSRAM provides individual LED solutions for multifaceted professional application areas and a wide range of LED drivers, LED modules and light management systems. All OSRAM products are known for their high performance and efficiency, a fact that creates tremendous flexibility in the design of LED luminaires. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | Partnerships | Jun 09, 2017
ERP Power and Future Lighting Solutions Sign Global Distribution Agreement
ERP Power and Future Lighting Solutions Sign Global Distribution Agreement ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, has signed a global distribution franchise agreement with Future Electronics, a leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools. Future Electronics is globally integrated with lighting solutions expertise in 44 countries around the world to accelerate time to market and facilitate architectural, commercial and industrial lighting fixture development. Read more »
Business | Company News | Intellectual Properties | Jun 08, 2017
Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives
Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (collectively “Seoul”) announced that they have resolved a patent litigation that was filed on behalf of Seoul and The Regents of the University of California against Kmart Corporation. The patent case was filed in U.S. Federal District Court, asserting infringement of eight patents based upon Kmart’s sales of Kodak/Spotlite branded filament LED bulbs. Read more »
Business | Organization News | NLB | Human Centric Lighting | May 31, 2017
Designing With Tunable White Light in Focus at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum
Designing With Tunable White Light  in Focus at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum Relying on tunable white light “is the best, most-affordable way to ‘future-proof’ your work and designs and ensure very high performance.” So said Terry Clark, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Finelite, Inc., while participating in the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum as one of three panelists focused on new and emerging developments in tunable white light; i.e., lighting whose color and other elements can be adjusted to meet a variety of needs and preferences. Other panelists included Brent Protzman, Ph.D., Director of Building Science and Standards Development, Lutron Electronics, Inc., and Sandra Stashik, P.E., F.IES, LEED AP, Director, Strategic Specification Development, Acuity Brands Lighting. EdisonReport Editor and Publisher Randy Reid moderated the discussion. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 25, 2017
EnOcean and Silvair Team up to Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity
EnOcean and Silvair Team up to Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, today announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity. Read more »
Business | Company News | Innovation | May 20, 2017
SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award
SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, announced the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »
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