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 »

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 »

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Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control

Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today introduced the Luxeon MultiColor Module 2.5 W, a compact RGBW module that produces leading flux and achieves exact color points in architectural and general outdoor lighting applications. The 4-in-1 module simplifies system design by ... Read more »

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American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions

American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions American Bright brings to the market their smart RGB+IC LED flexible rope lighting solutions allowing for boundless application opportunities. The smart LED light source includes the controller and RGB chip in one package allowing for each LED to be addressable. Additional adaptability is gained ... Read more »

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Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility

Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility Goniophotometry is an absolute measuring procedure that can achieve a higher level of accuracy than sphere photometry. It does not require a luminous flux standard, but in contrast is often used for calibrating standard lamps for luminous flux. In addition to the luminous flux, photometric spatial ... Read more »

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Cree® XLamp® High Current LED

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED The XLamp High Current LED Array family is optimized for best-in-class lumen output, efficacy and reliability at high drive currents. XLamp CMA LEDs share the same package design and LES sizes as Cree's industry-leading CXA2 Standard Density LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to address a range ... 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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