Business News | Apr 10, 2008

Zumtobel Group Teams up with CREE to Boost Innovative LED Lighting

To drive the further expansion of its LED business, the Zumtobel Group has initiated a close cooperation with the US LED manufacturer CREE. A listed company, CREE is global market leader for high-performance LEDs and specializes in the development and production of LED products, including chips, in the highest brightness classes. The two companies have agreed that the Zumtobel Group will use CREE High-Brightness LED Chips in new products and projects of all its brands as both companies pursue the goal of driving forward the use of LED technology in the professional lighting sector. Read more »

Business News | Apr 04, 2008

High-Tech from Regensburg: The World’s Most Advanced Optical Chip Factory Is Ready for Business

os_facilities_sm-jpg OSRAM CEO Martin Goetzeler and Dr. Rüdiger Müller, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, together with Mayor Hans Schaidinger will today officially open the last section of the Regensburg site. Read more »

Business News | Apr 03, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH to Show New Products at Light+Building

Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH today announced that it will showcase their LED products for general lighting and various applications at Light+Building, Apr 6-11, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. You will get information on Seoul Semiconductor’s new products of Acriche including new warm, blue, green, and red Acriche, Z-Power LED, and Top LED and several applications using the company's Z-Power LEDs and Top LEDs at their booth: Hall 4, Stand 39. Read more »

Business News | Apr 01, 2008

Cree LED Lighting to Increase Light Quality and Energy Efficiency in IHOP Restaurants

llf_lr6_sm-jpg Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, announces that the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchise in Northern Virginia, owned and operated by Wilhelm Restaurant Group, Inc., has adopted Cree LED lighting products as the preferred lighting for all existing and future restaurants. Read more »

Business News | Mar 20, 2008

Honorable Award for TARMLED 4x4 at Light 2008 in Warsaw

tarmled_4x4_sm-jpg TARMLED 4x4 was presented with this year’s award for the most innovative product at the “LIGHT 2008,” Warsaw. Thomas Lottig, one of the duo who developed the system, accepted the award, stating that, “These are the brightest things we have ever seen.” Read more »

Business News | Mar 20, 2008

Veeco Turbodisc K465 GaN MOCVD Systems Accepted by Multiple Customers

veeco_k465_sm-jpg Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), announced today that an additional four of its TurboDisc® K465™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems have been accepted by high brightness light emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturers located throughout Asia. Read more »

Business News | Mar 20, 2008

LAMINA Debuts New Corporate Identity and Web Site

lamina_newlogo-jpg Lamina Lighting Incorporated (Lamina), an innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, enters its 7th year in business with the introduction of a new corporate identity and web site summarizing its growth from a pioneering start-up to an influential leader in the solid state lighting industry. Read more »

Business News | Mar 18, 2008

Taiwanese Decoration and Advertising Lighting Manufacturer Wins reddot Design Award 2008

According to the judgement of the jury, LED Glass Brick is among these 50 pioneering design products. The Red Dot Design Awards for 2008 were announced last Friday, 3/14/08, and among the winners was the LED Glass Brick by Lei Yueh Enterprise Co., Ltd. Read more »

Business News | Mar 13, 2008

Zumtobel Group Gears up LED Organisation for Dynamic Growth

Dr. Roland Michal (Credits: Zumtobel Group) With effect from the beginning of the 2008/09 financial year on 1 May, the Zumtobel Group will be concentrating its existing LED activities in a single unit, the new Zumtobel LED Division. Read more »

Business News | Mar 06, 2008

Leyard Color Correction and Macroblock MBI5030 Contribute to the Winning of the 2008 Olympics Project

High resolution, good video quality LED panels are especially significant in order to deliver live 2008 Olympics games. Beijing Leyard has integrated its color correction technology with Macroblock’s 16-bit PWM LED Driver-MBI5030 to achieve higher display performance and enhance color resolution of LED panels. Read more »

Business News | Mar 05, 2008

Cree Completes Acquisition of LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (“LLF”). Cree’s agreement to acquire LLF was announced February 8, 2008. Read more »

Business News | Mar 03, 2008

CRS Electronics Starts Mass Distribution of Two New LED General Lighting Products

Welland Ontario based CRS Electronics launched two new LED (light emitting diode) general lighting products into the Canadian marketplace. The first is the CRS MR16 LED luminaire manufactured by CRS Electronics, the second a LED downlight (often used to replace Halogen units) from LLF based in Morrisville, North Carolina and now distributed by CRS in Canada. The launch took place at the 2008 Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association food and beverage show held at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Read more »

Business News | Feb 26, 2008

Foxsemicon Aims to Commercialize High-Power LEDs in March or April

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) affiliated LED maker, Foxsemicon Integrated Technology (FITI), aims to commercialize its high-power LEDs that have a 100 lm/w emission efficiency this March or April and the company expects to increase its LED light efficiency to 150 lm/w by 2010, helping the cost of using LED street lamps become half the cost of high pressure sodium lamp solutions, according to the company. Read more »

Business News | Feb 21, 2008

VEECO TURBODISC K465 GaN MOCVD TOOL ACCEPTED BY LEADING JAPANESE DEVICE MANUFACTURER

veeco_k465_sm-jpg Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that a leading Japanese high brightness light emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturer has process accepted the TurboDisc® K465™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System to support their capacity expansion of blue HB-LEDs. Read more »

Business News | Feb 21, 2008

Luminus Devices and Avnet Electronics Marketing Launch PhlatLight™ LED Products Distribution Pact

Luminus Devices, Inc. today announced a distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and computer systems. Under the agreement, Avnet will distribute PhlatLight™ LED products to Luminus’ general illumination customers throughout North and South America. Read more »

Business News | Feb 20, 2008

BLUGLASS ACHIEVES TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIALISATION TARGETS FOR ITS UNIQUE LOW COST LED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY

BluGlass Limited (ASX:BLG) today announced it is on-track in all key areas of the commercialisation plan for its revolutionary, low-cost, manufacturing technology for next generation Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor material for use in LED lighting devices. Read more »

Business News | Feb 20, 2008

Texim Europe starts Distribution Partnership for LED Solutions with PerkinElmer Optoelectronics

Texim Europe has entered into an agreement with PerkinElmer Optoelectronics to sell PerkinElmer’s LED Solutions products. PerkinElmer Optoelectronics’ advanced, high-quality ACULED® products will be offered by Texim Europe as part of the recently launched LED Illumination Solutions portfolio. Read more »

Business News | Feb 08, 2008

Lumitech's PI-LED-Technology is awarded with the Austrian National Award for Innovation 2007

lumitech_piled_sm-jpg Lumitech company was nominated for inventing the highly efficient PI-LED®-technology. Due to this technology and its unrivalled properties, the creation of light could be revolutionised in many ways. The renowned members of the jury chose the Burgenland high-tech company to win this competition. The much sought after trophy was awarded to Erwin Baumgartner, the Lumitech managing director, by Christine Marek, State Secretary of Economics and Labour. Read more »

Business News | Feb 08, 2008

Cree to Acquire LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $77 million, plus up to an additional $26.4 million over a three-year period. Read more »

Business News | Feb 04, 2008

Texim Europe Launches LED Illumination Solutions Area

In addition to the successful activities “Embedded System & Display Solutions” and “Wireless Communication Solutions” Texim Europe has now launched a new initiative called “LED Illumination Solutions”. In line with the principle behind the other Solutions Portfolios Texim Europe will provide a full range of products to implement LED Illumination applications which goes beyond the delivery of LEDs alone. Read more »

Business News | Jan 21, 2008

Strategies Unlimited Reports on the Growth Opportunities for High Power LED Diver ICs Beyond Mobile Applications

General Illumination, signs and displays, and automotive applications will register a CAGR of 33% over the forecast period. 2007-2011. The dramatic improvements in the performance of HB LEDs open new high growth opportunities for LED Driver ICs outside mobile applications. Read more »

Business News | Jan 21, 2008

Epistar Increases LED Capacity Again With More AIXTRON MOCVD Tools

AIXTRON AG is pleased to announce a third multiple order, received in the fourth quarter 2007 from Epistar, one of the world's leading manufacturers of Ultra-High-Brightness (UHB) LEDs. The latest order again includes both multiple CRIUS Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) reactors as well as AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary Reactor systems which are AIXTRON’s flagship products for large scale GaN-based LED manufacturing. Read more »

Business News | Jan 17, 2008

PHILIPS ANNOUNCES SATISFACTION OF TENDER OFFER CONDITIONS TO ACQUIRE GENLYTE

Amsterdam, the Netherlands Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) ( Philips ) today announced the satisfaction of all of the conditions to the closing of the tender offer by its wholly owned subsidiary, Golf Merger Sub, Inc. ( Philips Merger Sub ), to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of The Genlyte Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:GLYT) ( Genlyte ) for $95.50 per Genlyte share, without interest and subject to any applicable withholding of taxes. One of the remaining conditions for the closing of the tender offer included receiving more than 50% of the shares tendered into the offer. As of the close of business on the January 16, 2008 expiration date of the tender offer, Philips Merger Sub had received approximately 26.5 million Genlyte shares tendered into the offer, including 1.8 million Genlyte shares tendered by guaranteed delivery, representing over 96% of the outstanding shares of Genlyte. Read more »

Business News | Jan 11, 2008

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS’ 1000-LUMEN OSTAR® LED WINS ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS MAGAZINE’S 2007 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD

os_product_of_the_year_award2-jpg OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a world leader in LED lighting technology, was presented with Electronic Products’ 2007 Product of the Year Award for its OSTAR® Lighting, a 1000-lumen High Brightness LED for general lighting applications in a ceremony held at the company’s North American headquarters in Santa Clara. Read more »

Business News | Jan 11, 2008

NEXXUS LIGHTING TO ACQUIRE LUMIFICIENT

Nexxus Lighting, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXS), a world leader in advanced lighting technology, including solid-state LED and fiber optic lighting systems and controls used in commercial, architectural, signage, swimming pool and retail lighting today announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Lumificient Corporation, a Maple Grove, MN, manufacturer of solid-state LED products for the sign lighting, commercial/architectural and retail markets. Read more »

Business News | Jan 08, 2008

Marktech Named as Cree Solutions Provider

Marktech Optoelectronics, an industry leader in the application and design of LEDs since 1985, was recently awarded the distinction of being a Cree Solutions Provider. This new value-added program offers customers a full range of LED lighting-system solutions and design assistance to help accelerate time to market and reduce product development costs. Read more »

Business News | Dec 07, 2007

EverLED TR Fluorescent Tube Replacement Wins Green Tech Lighting Innovation of the Year

everled_tr_sm2-jpg LEDdynamics announced receiving the Popular Science "Best of 2007 Innovation Award" in the Green Tech category, for the EverLED-TR product line. The EverLED-TR is a fluorescent tube replacement which utilizes existing fluorescent ballasts while achieving the equivalent light output of the tube it replaces, making it the world's first true LED replacement for linear fluorescent lighting. Read more »

Business News | Dec 06, 2007

OPTEK TECHNOLOGY SIGNS TWO NEW DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has selected NRC Electronics as a global distributor of their complete product offering toprovide the necessary technical support and “on demand” distribution for OPTEK’s optoelectronic sensors and fiber optic devices, along with their visible LED components and assemblies. A new agreement between Farnell and Optek extends to a global basis the successful relationship that the two companies already enjoy in North America with Premier Farnell’s Newark distribution business. Read more »

Business News | Dec 03, 2007

Lighting Science Group Establishes Presence in Europe

Lighting Science Group Corporation (Lighting Science) (OTC BB: LSGP), a global leader in LED (light-emitting diode) lighting solutions, today announced plans to establish operations in Europe. As part of this effort, Peter Earle and John Lyons, co-founders of Vivid Effect, will join Lighting Science as part of the Company’s European operations. Read more »

Business News | Nov 30, 2007

SAMSUNG & ITRAMAS TO JOINTLY DEVELOP LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR GENERAL ILLUMINATION MARKET

ItraMAS Corporation Sdn Bhd (ItraMAS), a leader in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) industry, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEMCO), a key electronic components manufacturer, today announced a collaboration to develop revolutionary light emitting diode (LED) products for the global general lighting market that will help save energy and provide for a greener earth. Read more »

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