News-Spot | Business News | Jan 27, 2016

Philips and GO Scale Capital led Consortiom Terminate Lumileds Transaction

Royal Philips announced that Philips and GO Scale Capital have terminated the agreement pursuant to which the consortium led by GO Scale Capital would acquire an 80.1% interest in Lumileds. Read more »

Business News | Jan 15, 2016

Osram Names Lamps Business Branch LEDVANCE

Osram Names Lamps Business Branch LEDVANCE Osram, one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers, continues to make progress with the carve-out of its general lighting lamps business. After the supervisory board of Osram Licht AG approved the carve-out of the unit in June 2015, the name of the new company has now also been decided. “We have opted for a combination of the terms ‘LED’ and ‘advance’ and will call the newly established company LEDVANCE,” said Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of Osram Licht AG. “The name reflects the trend toward LED in the lighting market as well as the opportunities arising from this development – opportunities LEDVANCE will actively exploit.” Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 13, 2016

Intertek Expands Product Certification and Quality Assurance Services

Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to a range of industries worldwide, announces the expansion of its ETL Mark certification to include LED decorative lighting strings. This expansion gives manufacturers and retailers a product certification alternative that quickens a product’s time to market and creates efficiencies, with the widest scope of quality assurance services available from a single provider. Read more »

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Research & Innovation Manager - Career in Solid-State Lighting

Research & Innovation Manager - Career in Solid-State Lighting Luger Research e.U. is publisher of LED professional, organiser of the LED professional Symposium +Expo and partner company in research and innovation projects. Read more »

Business News | Dec 18, 2015

LightingEurope Comment Regarding the “Use of Tolerances”

LightingEurope welcomes the initiative of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) that the “use of tolerances” should be subjected to improved governance. Read more »

Project News | News-Spot | Dec 03, 2015

Osram Illuminates Highlight of the London Design Festival 2015

High-voltage Pylon Colour-illuminated with Traxon LED "A Bullet from a Shooting Star" was the largest outdoor project of this year's London Design Festival. The high-voltage pylon installed on its head is dramatically displayed with Traxon LED luminaires and dynamic light control, and can still be viewed in London until mid-January. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 02, 2015

EPIC Appoints Jose Pozo as Director of Technology and Innovation

Jose Pozo BRUSSELS, Belgium – 3 December 2015. EPIC, the European Photonic Industry Consortium, announced Jose Pozo, PhD, previous Senior Photonic Technology Consultant at PNO Consultants, has been appointed Director of Technology and Innovation starting 1 January 2016. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 25, 2015

Regulatory Compliance Updates for the Lighting Industry

TÜV SÜD Product Service and Luger Research e.U. signed an agreement to provide the lighting sector with the latest Regulatory Compliance Updates through the LED professional media channels on a bimonthly basis. Luger Research e.U. owns the exclusive publishing rights for the European lighting market. Read more »

Business News | Nov 19, 2015

ON Semiconductor to Acquire Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 Billion in Cash

Keith Jackson, President and CEO of ON Semiconductor PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nov. 18, 2015 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) (“ON Semiconductor”) and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $20.00 per share in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with combined revenue of approximately $5 billion, diversified across multiple markets with a strategic focus on automotive, industrial and smartphone end markets.[1] Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2015

Xicato Puts People in the Spotlight with Beauty Series LED Modules

Xicato Beauty Series light New formulation brings out the natural and subtle beauty of human skin tones. Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announces the immediate availability of new commercial LED modules that make people look good – and feel good about how they look. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 10, 2015

Osram Spins Off General Lighting Business

Osram Lamp German lighting giant Osram announced it will be spinning off its general lighting business including general LED lighting into an independent company. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 10, 2015

Soraa Moves Forward with New York Manufacturing Expansion Plans

Working with the State of New York, Soraa will open a Syracuse, NY Semiconductor Fabrication Plant and Employ Hundreds of Workers Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 10, 2015

OLEDWorks Finalizes Acquisition of Key Parts of Philips’ OLED Light Source Components Business

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Nov. 2, 2015: OLEDWorks LLC, the leading U.S. OLED light engine and panel manufacturing company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of key OLED assets and relevant intellectual property from Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting. Manufacturing will continue in the existing facility in Aachen, Germany with the establishment of OLEDWorks GmbH. OLEDWorks announced this acquisition in April, 2015. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 04, 2015

EPIC and ISA Cooperation - Carlos Lee Joins ISA's Council of Management

Handshake between Ms. Ling Wu, President of ISA and Carlos Lee, Director General at EPIC “I am looking forward to Mr. Lee to make contribution to the ISA Council of Management as well as bring value to the ISA.” says Ms. Ling Wu, President of ISA and (International SSL Alliance) and Secretary General of CSA (China Solid State Lighting Alliance). Carlos Lee brings valuable experience from his personal semiconductor industry background, and feedback from the activities he organizes at EPIC for instance on lighting for automotive, lighting for horticulture, and many other application areas. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 15, 2015

Russian Investor to Boost VTT-Originated Flexbright LED Foil Technology

Flexbright hybrid LED-lighting foil has extremely high technical performance such as luminous power and efficiency. It is possible to manufacture on R2R printing and R2R bonding processes VTT-originated Flexbright Oy and Russian company NNCRM have agreed on partnership to develop Flexbright's innovative LED foil project. This offers many business opportunities to further innovation and design making use of Internet of Things technology, for example. Read more »

Business News | Sep 29, 2015

Lux-TSI Completes Full Accreditation: LM-79 Testing for Global Market Access

Type C gonio with a downlight in the Lux-TSI test lab With the growing demand for independent accredited photometric data, Lux TSI has completed its UKAS accreditation extension and is now providing full accredited photometric reports and files for LED lighting products to LM-79-08, CIE S025 and EN 13032-4. Our data is accepted by Lighting Facts, Energy Star and Design Lights Consortium (DLC). As a result, Lux-TSI is supporting Global Market Access for lighting manufacturers from its high-tech laboratory site in the UK. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 17, 2015

Munich Re Insures LED Products that Have DEKRA LED Performance Approval

Munich Re’s Green Tech Solutions has developed specialized insurance solutions for the LED market, in which LED manufacturers as well as project developers can cover the financial risks resulting from guarantee conditions or technical problems. Munich Re and DEKRA expect that the willingness to invest in LED projects will increase as a result of this. Their collaboration goes further than just the insurance, with both companies exchanging knowledge about the quality of LED lighting and collaborating in developing new services for the LED market. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 01, 2015

Rutronik Expands Franchise Activities

Rutronik widens its activities with two new franchise agreements for C&K products and the former IR portfolio that now belongs to Infineon. Read more »

Business News | Aug 24, 2015

Industry Mourns the Passing of Roland Haitz, age 80, Pioneer of the Solid-State Lighting Revolution

Dr. Haitz was one of very few visionaries. Haitz’s Law, which is the equivalent for LEDs and lighting what Moore’s Law is for transistors and integrated circuits, provided the roadmap for LED-based lighting Dr. Roland Haitz, a pioneer of the solid-state lighting revolution and an engine of innovation throughout his career, has passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Portola Valley, California. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bente Haitz, his two children and three grandchildren. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 17, 2015

Luger Research and Messe Muenchen Announce Strategic Partnership

Lighting Forum at electronica 2014 Luger Research, publisher of LED professional and organizer of the LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS), entered into a long-term partnership with Messe Muenchen, organizer of electronica, productronica and other international trade shows in the field of New Technologies. The strategic partnership is a long-term event and knowledge cooperation in the fields of Solid-State-Lighting, electronics and smart controls. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 27, 2015

Investment Group Acquires Bridgelux and Bridgelux Spins Off Xenio for Smart Lighting

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (CEC), and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company. Established in 1989, CEC controls 61 second-level subsidiaries, including 13 listed holding companies. With over 70,000 employees, CEC is one of the largest IT companies in China. In conjunction with the sale of Bridgelux to the investment group led by CEC, Bridgelux also announced that the Board of Directors has approved a plan to spin off its Smart Lighting LED platform business under the name of Xenio Corporation. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 07, 2015

Monolithic Power Systems Signs Digi-Key to Expand Globally

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high-performance power solutions, announced today that MPS has signed a distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics, a leading, global, full-service provider of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of MPS products worldwide. MPS' mission is to reduce total energy consumption in its customers' systems with green, practical, compact solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 06, 2015

Schukat's Offers "All-in-One" LED Lighting Bundles

Schukat's "All-in-One" bundles consist of all well-matched components that are necessary to design a luminaire Customers who want "all-in-one" lighting bundles benefit from time savings and customised product kits, bringing together LEDs from Bridgelux, heat sinks from MechaTronix, MeanWell power supplies, accessories like heat transfer compounds and LED holders and the expertise needed for heat sink calculations. With these bundles, Schukat offers a new kind of supports to their clients. Read more »

Business News | Jul 01, 2015

EPISTAR Strengthens Relationship with Partners with Core Technology & IP

EPISTAR keeps building innovating products and technologies and continues to bolster its global IP position. In addition, EPISTAR strives to strengthen the value of its Co-activation Service. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 24, 2015

IoT Smart Lighting Report Shows 100% Increase In Intelligent Features Since Last Year

Alumage Advisors has released its latest LED Smart Lighting Report, including a free version for end-users, highlighting 40 product features of interest for 1,000 C&I luminaires worldwide. Read more »

Business News | May 18, 2015

LightingEurope and LpS 2015 Announce Partnership

Diederik de Stoppelaar, Secretary General at LightingEurope LightingEurope is pleased to announce that they will be a strategic partner for the 5th International LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2015) from September 22-24, 2015 in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 12, 2015

MSC Technologies Now Offers New LMH2+ LED Modules from Cree

MSC now provides Cree's improved LMH2+ modules with 125 lpw and CRI 90 MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, is offering Innovative LMH2+ with unprecedented combination of 125 lumens-per-watt Efficacy and 90 CRI in a Small Form Factor. The LMH2+ is the only LED module that allows lighting manufacturers to achieve a system efficacy of 100 lumens-per-watt with high light quality. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 11, 2015

Plus Opto Announces Launch of LG Chem OLED Lighting Range

Plus Opto now distributes LG Chem's product range; one example is the DIY Kit that contains all what is necessary to create smart, flexible designs in minutes Plus Opto Ltd, The Optoelectronics Specialist, has signed the first agreement to distribute the OLED Lighting product range from market leader LG Chem, in the UK. The range includes the world’s largest commercially-available panel at 320x320 mm and – an industry first – a flexible OLED panel on plastic substrate with a bend radius of 30 mm. Panels are available in 3000 K and 4000 K colour temperatures. A CRI of 90, efficacy of 90 lm/W and lifetime - previously a concern for potential OLED users - up to 40000 hours, makes LG Chem OLED panels the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 05, 2015

Epistar Promotes Co-Activation Service Model

Competition in the LED market has been heating up with China-based LED firms aggressively integrating the whole supply chain vertically from chips to packaging to modules. China-based firms are able to provide one-stop-shop services and use low-price strategies to expand their presence in the LED application market. This is negatively impacting Taiwan’s LED makers, especially small- and medium-size packaging and module firms, who are experiencing shrinking market share. Against this backdrop, Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar began promoting Co-activation Service Model three years ago hoping to turn the tide by teaming up with Taiwan-based packaging and module firms. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 29, 2015

Advanced Power Components Is Now ProLight Opto Technology's Official Franchise Partner for UK and Ireland

A new distribution franchise has been awarded to UK specialist electronic components distributor, Advanced Power Components (APC); by leading LED manufacturer, ProLight Opto Technology Corporation (ProLight). Read more »

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EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. merican Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200 Instrument Systems addresses increasing demands on light measurement technology in the automotive sector: the goniophotometer AMS 5000 combined with the DSP 200 photometer offers a perfect solution for testing modulated LEDs, which today ensure a driving experience under optimum lighting conditions. Read more »

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Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has provided an innovative solution for a complex LED assembly issue. The customer, a leading manufacturer of street lighting and high-bay luminaires in India, had been experiencing problems with the attachment of individual lenses to the ... Read more »

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Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module

Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module Leading in luminous intensity and reliability, Lumileds' new LUXEON MultiColor Module 0.5 W is the ideal building block for applications demanding consistent, brilliant color. Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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