Business News | Jan 17, 2007

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors choose RS to provide their online Light Shop in Europe and Asia

RS Components is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sales partnership agreement with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, as part of the lighting semiconductor specialists’ new Internet Light Shop initiative. Read more »

Business News | Jan 16, 2007

Lighting Science Group commences shipment of LED lowbay fixtures to OptiLED holdings

Lighting Science Group Corporation, a leading provider of energy efficient and environmentally responsible lighting solutions, has commenced shipping its Optimized Digital Lighting(TM) (ODL) Lowbay LED fixtures to OptiLED Holdings Co. Ltd. (OptiLED(TM)), a leading marketer and distributor of LED products in the Asia Pacific Region. Read more »

Business News | Jan 09, 2007

Cree, Inc. announces 2007 second quarter earnings call webcast

K&L (Kinglumi), China, a major producer of high specification LED light bulbs, has established a sales office in London, UK, to serve the UK lighting industry. Read more »

Business News | Jan 05, 2007

Kinglumi opens UK sales office

k-l1-gif K&L (Kinglumi), China, a major producer of high specification LED light bulbs, has established a sales office in London, UK, to serve the UK lighting industry. Read more »

Business News | Jan 05, 2007

SemiLEDs closed investment round with Powerchip Semiconductor Group

Milpitas, California and Hsinchu, Taiwan– SemiLEDs Corporation and PowerChip Group jointly announced today that SemiLEDs has secured an investment by Powerchip Semiconductor Corp., Taiwan's biggest DRAM Company. Read more »

Business News | Jan 05, 2007

Philips announces 100% ownership of Lumileds

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced it has obtained full ownership of Philips Lumileds Lighting, the world leader in highpower light emitting diodes (LEDs) and pioneer in LED technology for every day purposes. Read more »

Business News | Dec 28, 2006

LED manufacturer Edison Opto Corporation is opening a new plant in China

first_compo-gif Edison Opto Corporation, a Taiwanese specialist high power LEDs manufacturer, that is being represented by distributor First Components in Europe, has established another production facility in Heng-Li, DongGuan in China. Read more »

Business News | Dec 28, 2006

Seoul Semiconductor and Avnet Electronics Marketing Sign Distribution Agreement

Seoul, Global LED leader Seoul Semiconductor has selected Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute its entire line of LED and solid state illumination products in the Americas. The partnership makes energy-efficient lighting solutions and other LED applications more readily available to North American manufacturers though LightSpeed, Avnet’s new illumination-focused business unit. Read more »

Business News | Dec 20, 2006

First LED competition recognizes eight manufacturers

lightingfortomorrow-gif Lighting for Tomorrow has selected four winners in its first solid state lighting (SSL) competition, marking a giant step forward for this up-and-coming technology. Read more »

Business News | Dec 19, 2006

Changes to the managing board of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors: Josef Ringsgwandl appointed chief financial officer

Josef Ringsgwandl                                                                   Robert Wittgen Regensburg: On January 1, 2007 Josef Ringsgwandl (49) will take over as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from Robert Wittgen (48) on the Managing Board of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Read more »

Business News | Dec 19, 2006

Super Vision gains $9.0 million in funding for LED lighting plan

Super Vision has secured $9 million in funding to execute its new business strategy that includes a focus on LED lighting systems. Read more »

Business News | Dec 12, 2006

Showa Denko K.K. to increase ultra bright red/yellow LED capacity

Tokyo, Japan--Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to increase its capacity for producing aluminum-gallium-indium-phosphide (AlGaInP) ultra bright LED chips to meet growing demand for use in LCD backlighting and automotive parts. Read more »

Business News | Nov 25, 2006

High-power in a 1 mm square chip: the origins of the 350mA "one watt" LED

The term "one watt LED" is widely used in the industry, but the designation was not conceived through deliberate engineering decisions, as Steve Landau of Philips Lumileds explains. Read more »

Business News | Nov 24, 2006

American Bright Optoelectronics Corporation announces the formation of new business unit to focus on company's established assembly services

american_bright_business-gif Chino, Ca., American Bright Optoelectronics announced today the formation of a new business unit designed to leverage a wide range of existing assembly services and core competencies to provide a "best value" assembly option to the global electronics industry. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors opens a light shop on the Internet: ordering LEDs is as easy as clicking a mouse

LEDs, infra-red components, semiconductor lasers and OLED and LED displays are now available in large and small quantities at the OSRAM Light Shop www.osram-os.com/lightshop. The online Light Shop will be open to coincide with Electronica on November 14. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ new Internet Light Shop offers LEDs of all shapes and sizes. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

UTEK Corporation completes technology transfer with Cyberlux Corporation

UTEK Corporation, a specialty finance company focused on technology transfer, and Cyberlux Corporation , a provider of LED lighting solutions, today announced that Cyberlux has acquired SPE Technologies, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of UTEK Corporation in a restricted stock transaction. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

No need to cut blue LED chip prices after Epistar-Epitech merger

After Taiwan-based LED makers Epistar and Epitech merge, Epitech will no longer need to slash prices of its blue LED chips to compete against Epistar, according to executives from both companies as quoted by the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN). Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2006

Arima Opto to nearly double LED chip capacity

Taiwan-based Arima Optoelectronics has decided to almost double its LED chip capacity in 2007, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times. Read more »

Business News | Nov 13, 2006

Compound semiconductor industry Mergers & Acquisitions draw Q3 2006 to a Close

Boston, MA, the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) Service, releasing its regular analysis of compound semiconductor industry news covering microelectronics, optoelectronics and materials/equipment markets, highlights a high number of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in Q3 2006. Read more »

Business News | Nov 10, 2006

Seoul Semiconductor appoints Mouser as its distributor Partner

Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) has entered into a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics, Inc. for its broad line of LED products in North America. Read more »

Business News | Nov 09, 2006

Jeffrey Cassis appointed as Color Kinetics senior vice president and chief operating officer

Color Kinetics Incorporated , a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today named Jeffrey Cassis as Senior Vice President and COO. Read more »

Business News | Nov 09, 2006

Lighting Science products offered in store by energy cost cutting retailer current energy

Dallas, Texas USA, Lighting Science Group Corporation today announced the availability of its products through Current Energy, the world’s first energy efficiency store (3103 Knox Street, Dallas, Tx. and www.currentenergy.com). Read more »

Business News | Nov 08, 2006

Cree and Arrow Electronics sign distribution agreement to drive global adoption of high-power LEDs

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, announced today a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) to sell and support Cree XLamp® products worldwide. Read more »

Business News | Nov 02, 2006

Color Kinetics reports revenues for third quarter 2006: Third quarter revenues rise 21% year over year to $17.1 million

Boston, MA, Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK), a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced its results of operations for the third quarter of 2006. Revenues were $17.1 million, an increase of 21% from the $14.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2005. Read more »

Business News | Oct 24, 2006

Cree reports financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2007: Revenue of $104 million and diluted EPS of $0.17

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market-leading innovator of semiconductors that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products, today announced revenue of $103.9 million for its fiscal first quarter ended September 24, 2006. Read more »

Business News | Oct 20, 2006

GETTING SSL TO MARKET : 2007 DOE Solid-State Lighting Program Planning Workshop

Rapid advances in solid-state lighting mean high efficiency products have begun to appear on the market. DOE's workshop this year (January 31- February 2, 2007 Phoenix, AZ) will target strategies to accelerate market introduction of these high-performance solid-state lighting (SSL) products. Read more »

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