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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 18, 2014

SPARK Received CNAS Accreditation

On June 23th, China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) authorize that: The Laboratory of Shenzhen Spark Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd, that is, Shenzhen Municipal solar semiconductor lighting Laboratory (SLED), become one of the few national laboratories certificated by CNAS. The certification No. is: CNAS L6963. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 09, 2014

Intematix and SABIC Collaborate to Deliver Increased Efficiency Solutions for LED Systems

Intematix' ChromaLit lighting system uses remote phophortechnology. The ChromaLit Linear was developed with SABIC's LEXAN LUX transparent, diffusion and reflective resin grades Intematix Corporation, a leading manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has collaborated with SABIC's Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear - a state of the art LED offering developed for the lighting industry. By using Intematix's remote phosphor technology and SABIC's LEXAN™ LUX resins, lighting customers can now achieve the energy efficiency and reliability benefits of LEDs, while also experiencing increased optical efficiency and better light uniformity-a critical factor for commercial environments. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 03, 2014

MechaTronix Enters Eco Partnership with Osram

MechaTronix offers LED coolers for a broad range of Osram LEDs and LED modules While LED COB modules are more and more seen as a commodity product, also the related accessories around enter the same era. The importance of easy off-the-shelf availability, proven quality and validated technical ability grows every day for lighting parts like reflectors and lenses, led drivers and LED coolers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 01, 2014

Last Month to Apply for the SEAD Lighting Awards Competition

In an ambitious effort to reduce energy use on a global scale, the Clean Energy Ministerial's Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient lighting around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient lamps and luminaires on the market as well as to new technologies that push the boundaries of efficient lighting available today. The last month to apply for the award has begun. Submissions will be accepted until 3 October 2014 Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 28, 2014

New Cree XLamp CXA HD LED Arrays Now Available from Mouser

Cree's improved CXA Array LEDs with industry’s highest lumen density unlock new designs and applications for LED lighting Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the XLamp CXA High-Density (HD) LED Arrays from Cree. Targeted for high-intensity, LED lighting applications, the Cree XLamp® CXA2590, CXA1850 and CXA1310 High-Density LED Arrays double the light output of existing standard-density CXA LED arrays without increasing size. The greater light intensity of these devices offer new levels of lumen density and is rated one of the highest in the industry, allowing complete replacement of ceramic metal halide (CMH) light sources. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

World’s First Series-Connected 20 kA-Capable Surge Arrestor from Littelfuse Available from Rutronik

Littelfuse's latest surge protection modules can now be ordered from Rutronik Distributor Rutronik presents the new surge protection modules LSP05 and LSP10 from Littelfuse. Constructed with Littelfuse thermally protected varistors, they provide robust surge current handling capability for outdoor and commercial LED lighting fixtures. One of the modules includes world’s first series-connected, 20 kA-capable indicating surge arrestor. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

Lextar and Cree, Inc. Announce LED Cooperation

Lextar Electronics Corp., a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, and Cree, Inc., today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lextar and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips. As part of the agreement, Cree will invest approximately $83 million to purchase 83 million Lextar shares at a price of NT$30 per share. Lextar and Cree will also enter into a long-term LED chip supply agreement, as well as an agreement for certain Cree LED chip and component intellectual property. Upon closing of the investment, Cree will own approximately 13% of Lextar, becoming Lextar’s strategic customer in lighting market. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 22, 2014

Holophane Joins LIA Laboratories Unmetered Supply Measurement Scheme – UMSUG

LIA Laboratories Ltd welcomes Holophane to their Unmetered Supply Measurement Certification Scheme, which provides an assurance of the validity of the power data measured by manufacturers when describing the performance of their lighting products for use in unmetered supply (UMS) applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 21, 2014

Infineon Technologies AG to Acquire International Rectifier Corporation

Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corporation today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US-Dollar 40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US-Dollar 3 billion. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power management technology. By the integration of International Rectifier, Infineon complements its offerings and will be able to provide customers with an even broader range of innovative products and services. Infineon will also benefit significantly from greater economies of scale as well as a larger regional footprint. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 29, 2014

cintelliq Finds that OLED Lighting Continues to Gather Momentum

OLED lighting panel production capacity ramp-up (source: cintelliq ltd) cintelliq limited is pleased to announce the release of their latest market report “OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity costs and forecasts 2014 - 2023”. According to cintelliq OLED lighting is expected to become a strong competitor to LED lighting by 2016 one year earlier than previously thought. OLED lighting may have had a gentle start but it is now firmly gaining market traction as an increasing number of OLED panels and luminaires reach the market – with the efficacy and lifetimes of current OLED panels at a performance level to last more than ten years under normal operating conditions they are rapidly becoming an alternative to LED lighting. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 29, 2014

Latest, 38% More Efficient Version of XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED Now Available from MSC

Cree's XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite is the first LED of its size to enable color-consistent 50-Watt halogen performance MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet Inc., presents the new XLamp® XM-L2 EasyWhite® LED from Cree. It delivers more than 1,100 lumens of color-consistent light from a 5 mm x 5 mm package and enabling a 38 percent gain in light output and efficacy as a drop-in upgrade to the first-generation XM-L EasyWhite LED. Built on Cree’s EasyWhite technology, which combines the industry’s tightest color binning and intense light output from a single LED, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is optimized to replace Color-Consistent 50-Watt Halogen Technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 25, 2014

Molex Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System, Push-Button Type from Arrow Available

Molex's new Lite-Trap™ easy-to-use push-button latch allows simple field assembly and removal for thin LED lighting manufacturers Ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications, Molex’s Lite-Trap™ SMT wire-to-board connectors offer a low profile, easy wire removal, and low wire insertion and high wire retention forces. The product is available at Arrow and samples can be requested. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2014

Osram Opto's New Duris S5 Family Members Now Available at Rutronik

The latest members of Osram Opto's Duris S5 family are now available at Rutronik Osram Opto Semiconductors adds two new types to the Duris S5 family. The LEDs with a very high CRI of more than 90 are ideal for the home and for shop lighting, for example installed in downlights or LED retrofit lamps. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2014

Digi-Key and SunLED Sign Distribution Agreement

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with SunLED, an industry leader in optoelectronic technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 22, 2014

Monolithic Power Systems® Signs Avnet Memec as its Pan-European Value-added Distributor

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company and leading global technology distributor, announced the formation of a pan-European value-added distribution agreement. With the new partnership, Avnet Memec is chartered with sales and value-added support for the extensive MPS product portfolio that includes DC/DC and AC/DC converters, LED drivers, battery chargers, motor drivers, and other advanced analog devices throughout Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 16, 2014

Toyoda Gosei Signs Silicate-based White LED License Agreement with Taiwan-based Harvatek Corporation

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Toyoda Gosei) has entered into a License Agreement relating to silicate-based white LEDs with Harvatek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of SMD LEDs headquartered in Taiwan. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 11, 2014

CODICO Distributes Plessey Semiconductors' GaN-on-Si LEDs

CODICO is happy to announce having a new LED supplier on board. Together with Plessey Semiconductors new areas in the LED market are boarded. As the first company worldwide Plessey Semiconductors has brought the GaN-on-Silicon based technology for the production of LED chips to mass production. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 11, 2014

Nuventix Acquired By Aavid Thermalloy

Nuventix is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Aavid Thermalloy. In joining the growing Aavid Thermalloy family, Nuventix’s deep experience with SynJet technology will be scaled and leveraged to enable broader adoption by the Lighting Industry, as well as enabling a large scale rollout to other electronics cooling vertical markets. This combination of forces promises impressive new developments for thermal management of electronics, LEDs, telecommunications components, and beyond. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 09, 2014

Fraunhofer Pools Forces and Knowledge with Merger of Fraunhofer COMEDD and Fraunhofer FEP

Dr. Nicolas Schiller, Prof. Dr. Volker Kirchhoff, Dr. Uwe Vogel (v.l.n.r.) © Jürgen Lösel / Fraunhofer FEP July has been lately bearing a special meaning for the scientists of COMEDD (Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden): Right on that day two years ago the distinct Fraunhofer institution for research in the area of organic processes and electronics, under the name of Fraunhofer COMEDD, had been established. Now, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft decided to merge Fraunhofer COMEDD and Fraunhofer FEP with an aim to pool knowledge at one location. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 09, 2014

Nanotechnology Merger - temicon and holotools Join Forces

The two German high-tech companies temicon GmbH and holotools GmbH join forces to expand their product portfolio in the area of micro and nanotechnologies. In the future they are going to operate under the corporate roof of temicon, continuing the well established brand “holotools” as their trademark for laser interference lithography. Both companies have been working together successfully over many years using complementary technologies in the production chain of high-tech components for optical, medical, solar and environmental applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 30, 2014

Philips Merges Lumileds and Automotive Lighting Businesses To Set up Stand-Alone Company

Royal Philips today announced that it will start the process to combine its Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive lighting businesses into a stand-alone company within the Philips Group. Philips will explore strategic options to attract capital from third party investors for this business. Philips intends to remain a shareholder and customer of the new company, and will continue the existing innovation collaboration. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 27, 2014

Osram and Vatican Sign Framework collaboration Agreement

Osram and the Vatican Museums are deepening their lighting liaison. Both parties have signed a multi-year framework collaboration agreement regarding possible future projects. Osram is currently already equipping the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel with a new LED-based lighting solution. “We are very glad to continue our collaboration with the Vatican. This follow-up agreement underlines that we are offering high-end quality and innovative lighting solutions and underpins our role as the leading global lighting company”, said Christophe Poméon, head of Osram’s Luminaires Business Unit. “Our art and architecture present the most demanding requirements for light. Therefore, we are using outstanding lighting installations. With the opening of the Sistine chapel at end of October, the public can witness first impressions of this”, said Antonio Paolucci, Director of the Vatican Museums. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 28, 2014

Ahead of LFI 2014, LG Chem Announvces Ambitious Price Target for OLED Light Panels

LG Chem offers a broad range of OLED panels with different sizes and light parameters LG Chem announces to strategically drop the price of OLED light panels from third quarter of 2014. The market price was set at $600/Klm or above, depending on order quantities. Today, LG Chem suggests a new price of $200/Klm. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 28, 2014

AtomSvet Received the ISO 9001 Certification

The quality management system (QMS) works very well at LLC AtomSvet. The German certification centre TÜV SÜD verified its conformity with ISO 9001. TÜV SÜD performed a scheduled supervisory audit of the quality management system (QMS) of AtomSvet on 16 April 2014.This audit is one of the two control audits performed during the three year validity period of the certificate. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 21, 2014

DOE Awards CRADA to Pixelligent and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of OLED Devices

Pixelligent Technologies, a global manufacturer of advanced materials and PixClear™ nanocrystal dispersions for the solid state lighting and flat panel industries, announced today it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Entering into this CRADA allows Pixelligent to further optimize materials and formulations to demonstrate improved performance and cost for roll-to-roll manufacturing, including for OLED devices. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 21, 2014

Osram Opens New LED Assembly Plant in China

By opening the new assembly plant in China, Osram pushes LED transition with greater presence in the largest lighting market In a further move to strengthen its leading position in the market for light-emitting diodes (LED), Osram today officially opened its LED assembly plant in Wuxi, China. The factory has a floor area of about 100,000 square meters and will employ as many as 2,100 people by 2017. Osram is investing a low three-digit-million euro amount to set up the plant. “With this step, we’re not only expanding our fully loaded backend LED capacities but also boosting our presence in the world’s largest single lighting market,” said Wolfgang Dehen, Chief Executive Officer of Osram Licht AG. “Asia, and particularly China, are key growth drivers for the global lighting and therefore the LED industry.” Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 20, 2014

Samsung’s LED Component Test Lab Recognized by VDE Institute

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, today announced that its test lab for LED component products for use in LED lighting applications was recognized by VDE Institute, the testing and certification branch of VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 19, 2014

Memoori Predicts Global Market for LED Lighting in Buildings To Reach $10.3 Billion by the End of 2014

Lighting revenue by sector for different regions Memoori estimates that revenue from the global LED Lighting market for buildings hit $8.1 billion in 2013 and will rise to around $10.3 billion by the end of 2014. The market will have grown still further to total almost $23 billion by 2018. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the overall market of 22.8% over the 6-year period. Beyond the time frame of this report, revenue growth will slow as cost competition intensifies; with the size of the LED lighting market expected to level off by around 2020. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 06, 2014

Pixelligent Technologies Joins the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at RPI

Pixelligent Technologies, the global manufacturer of PixClear™ high index materials and nanocrystal dispersions for the solid state lighting and flat panel display industries, announced today that it has joined the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The ERC is a research, innovation and educational organization that focuses on future lighting systems that will improve health and productivity and save energy at the same time. As a member of the ERC, Pixelligent will have access to the RPI faculty, as well as the Center’s world-class testing and characterization infrastructure. Read more »

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