Business News | Feb 03, 2011

Dialight Expands to Australia via Acquisition

Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, has recently acquired 75% of Lightday Investments Pty Ltd trading as Industrial Lighting Solutions (ILS), its Australian distributor of ultra-efficient lighting products. Read more »

Business News | Feb 03, 2011

Rudolph Technologies Expands into LED Marketplace

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC), a leading provider of process characterization equipment and software that is designed to improve yield for the microelectronics and solar manufacturing industries, announced today that it has expanded into the LED (light emitting diode) market with two significant orders. Read more »

Business News | Feb 03, 2011

Modo UK Ltd – Exclusive Distributor Foxconn LED Lighting Products for Europe and the Middle East

Modo LED Lights based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire has launched its comprehensive range of LED products into the UK at the recent ARC show at London's Business Design Centre. Read more »

Business News | Jan 27, 2011

Digital Lumens Teams with RELAMP LED to Finance Customers’ Purchases of Intelligent Lighting Systems

Digital Lumens, developer of the industry’s first Intelligent Lighting System, today announced that RELAMP LED now offers financing solutions for customers purchasing the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System. The program requires no upfront capital and is cash flow positive from the outset. Read more »

Business News | Jan 20, 2011

Dow Corning Joins the imec GaN Affiliation Program

GaN-on-Si wafer processed at imec with Au-free MOSHEMT flow Dow Corning has formalized an agreement to enter the imec multi-partner industrial R&D program on GaN semiconductor materials and device technologies. The program focuses on the development of the next generation GaN power devices and LEDs. The collaboration between Dow Corning and imec will concentrate on bringing the GaN epi-technology on silicon wafers to a manufacturing scale. Read more »

Business News | Jan 20, 2011

Epoxy Technology Announces a New Distributor for France, Germany, Austria and Greece

Epoxy Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance epoxy adhesives for 45 years, introduces new, authorized distributors for France, Germany, Austria and Greece. – John P. Kummer,GmbH (JP Kummer) and Techni Industries France (TIF). Read more »

Business News | Jan 19, 2011

Arrow Electronics and Carclo Optics Sign EMEA Distribution Agreement

Effective immediately, Arrow Electronics, Inc. will distribute Carclo Optics lighting products in the EMEA region. Carclo Optics, based in Slough, United Kingdom, is a business division of Carclo Technical Plastics Ltd. (CTP), and supplies a range of lighting products including lenses, reflectors, optics and modules. Carclo develops street lighting systems, among others. Read more »

Business News | Dec 20, 2010

RECOM Power Announces the Release of Their Inaugural Web Series Featuring Solid State Lighting System Composition

The technology webcasts can be watched and downloaded from the RECOM website as well as from YouTube (see links below). RECOM Power announces the release of their inaugural webcasts in an ongoing web series that will focus on practical design applications using RECOM products. Read more »

Business News | Dec 17, 2010

Rubicon Technology Opens State-of-the-Art Sapphire Polishing Facility in Malaysia

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, today announced the opening of the company's first facility outside of the United States in Penang, Malaysia. The state-of-the-art facility will be responsible for the labor-intensive crystal polishing processes significantly expanding Rubicon's capacity for high quality, large diameter polished wafer production. Read more »

Business News | Dec 15, 2010

LG Innotek and Zumtobel Group Conclude LED Cooperation Agreement

LG Innotek, a subsidiary of the Korean LG Group, and the Austrian lighting company Zumtobel Group have concluded a cooperation agreement in the field of LEDs. The aim of cooperation is to transfer the successful high volume business in LED backlights for LCD screens to the field of professional lighting. Read more »

Business News | Dec 02, 2010

Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Announce Collaboration on Development of Engineered GaN Substrates

Soitec, the world’s leading supplier of engineered substrates and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading worldwide provider of compound semiconductor materials, announced today they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. The alliance will draw on Sumitomo Electric’s sophisticated GaN wafer manufacturing technology and Soitec’s unique Smart Cut™ layer transfer technology by which ultra-thin GaN layers are transferred from a single GaN wafer to produce multiple, engineered GaN substrates. The engineered substrates retain the original, high crystalline quality of Sumitomo Electric’s GaN wafer at a lower cost. This technology will therefore facilitate widespread use of GaN substrates in applications like high brightness LEDs as well as electric power devices designed for hybrid and full electric vehicles. Read more »

Business News | Dec 01, 2010 Announced £5.1m Deal from Enfis to Take over PhotonStar

SWANSEA-based lighting technology company Enfis has announced plans to acquire LED firm PhotonStar in a £5.1m deal. The company intends to finance the deal with a placing of 5m new shares and is looking to raise a further £2m with the placing of a further 19.79m shares. These placings will need to be approved by a meeting of shareholders on December 23. Read more »

Business News | Nov 30, 2010

Former Illumination and Detection Solutions (IDS) Business Unit of PerkinElmer is now Excelitas Technologies Corp

With divestiture complete, Excelitas Technologies forges ahead as an independent company providing OEMs with customized, high-performance technology solutions With a continued focus on delivering innovative, customized technology products and solutions to its global commercial and defense customers, the former Illumination and Detection Solutions (IDS) business of PerkinElmer was formally re-launched today as Excelitas Technologies Corp. Read more »

Business News | Nov 30, 2010

Optogan Opens Largest LED Production in Eastern Europe

Optogan’s new LED component and module factory in St. Petersburg, Russia. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov today unveiled Optogan’s new manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg. With an overall investment of 3.35 billion rubles (80 million euros) it is the largest LED component and module factory in Eastern Europe & CIS. The factory, which will employ up to 800 people, covers 15,000 m2 of floor space 5,000 m2 of which is taken up by a clean room environment. The first production line has an annual production capacity of 360 million LEDs and further capacity extensions are scheduled. Read more »

Business News | Nov 29, 2010

AZZURRO Semiconductors Expands with 14.5 Million Euro from Global Investors

AZZURRO Semiconductors announced the closing of a growth financing round providing production capacity to address significant market demand. The EUR 14.5 million investment round was provided by new investors Wellington Partners, Good Energies and Emerald Technology Ventures and was joined by existing investors Cedrus Private Equity and IBG Innovationsfonds (managed by GoodVent). Read more »


WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »


Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »


Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »


New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »


Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »


See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog

See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog Dense fog and poor visibility repeatedly lead to serious rear-end collisions. In poor weather conditions, good visibility through a bright rear fog light is very important. The Synios P2720 CR from Osram provides many benefits to manufacturers of rear combination lamps, such as enabling compact ... Read more »