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 »

Business News | Oct 13, 2006

Solid state lighting phosphor expert Intematix announces addition of LEDtech to strategic customer wins

Fremont, California, USA – Solid state lighting phosphor expert, Intematix Corporation, announced today that it has added LEDtech Electronics Corp of Taiwan to its growing list of strategic customer wins. Read more »

Business News | Oct 12, 2006

AUO and CMO completing LED food chain

Both AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are becoming more comprehensive in their LED supply-chain deployment, with both panel makers recently confirming investments in LED packaging firms. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2006

Lamina Ceramics announces new president and CEO

WESTAMPTON, NJ, The Board of Directors at Lamina Ceramics today announced the appointment of Frank M. Shinneman as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shinneman brings 25 years of international management experience to the New Jersey-based developer of ultra bright LED light engines. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2006

Cree announces live webcast and access information for first-quarter 2007 conference call

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) invites you to a live webcast of its first quarter/fiscal year 2007 conference call with senior management to review results for the quarter ending September 24, 2006. Read more »

Business News | Oct 05, 2006

Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc. announce north american partnership agreement for distribution of optical semiconductor component products

Melville, NY and San Jose, CA, Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display and system solutions; and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., one of the worldwide leaders in light-emitting diode (LED) technology; today announced a partnership agreement throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico effective October 1, 2006. Read more »

Business News | Oct 05, 2006

Strategies unlimited predicts increasing role for advanced substrates for gallium nitride devices

Moutainview, California USA, over the past 10 years, the availability of high quality sapphire and silicon carbide substrates has enabled the rapid growth of the gallium nitride device (mainly high-brightness LED) market to over $3 billion. Read more »

Business News | Oct 03, 2006

LED chipmaker Epistar to merge with UMC affiliates

After announcing a merger with United Epitaxy Company (UEC) last August and becoming the world`s largest AlGaInP (aluminum gallium indium phosphide) LED supplier, Epistar on September 28 announced it will acquire Epitech Technology and Highlink Technology, two LED affiliates of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Read more »

Business News | Oct 03, 2006

Opto Tech announces capital decrease on OLED losses

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), the developer of the first fully integrated Solid State Lighting (SSL) source for general lighting, the  Opto Tech, a Taiwan-based LED and OLED (organic light-emitting diode) specialist, announced recently that its shareholders have approved a plan to reduce its capital by around 19.7% to NT$1.53 billion (about US$46 million), to amend its losses and strengthen its financial structure, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Read more »

Business News | Sep 27, 2006

TIR Systems retains Montgomery & co. to explore strategic opportunities

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), the developer of the first fully integrated Solid State Lighting (SSL) source for general lighting, the Lexel™, has retained Montgomery & Co. to assist TIR’s Board of Directors and management in evaluating a range of strategic opportunities to build and strengthen the company’s leading position in SSL and enhance shareholder value. Read more »

Business News | Sep 26, 2006

LED industry at a critical crossroad, says iSuppli

LEDs have a bright future in lighting despite a dramatic slowdown in the growth of the market in 2005, according to iSuppli. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Leading european lighting manufacturer joins LEXEL consortium: Semperlux AG Signs Development and Supply Agreements for Lexel™

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), announces that Semperlux AG of Berlin, Germany has signed strategic development and supply agreements, joining the growing consortium of light fixture manufacturing partners that are developing and marketing lighting products based on TIR’s award-winning Lexel technology. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Macroblock launches initial public offering in Taiwan

With the continuous efforts of all employees, Macroblock has become a leading LED driver IC company certified for its innovative technology, such as PrecisionDrive™, Share-I-O™, and S-PWM™. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Philips light unit sees strong growth and profit

Philips Electronics said on Wednesday that its lighting business was on track to post annual sales growth of 6 percent to just over 5 billion euros ($6.34 billion), boosted by Asian demand and bright LEDs. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

AIXTRON to participate in R&D project for introduction of OLEDs into the lighting market

aixtron_oled-gif Aachen, Germany, AIXTRON will participate in an R&D project with their Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) technology platform in a consortium together with OSRAM, Philips, BASF and Applied Materials. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

Avago Technologies Awarded Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award by Frost & Sullivan: Best Practices Award Recognizes Excellence in Implementing, Sustaining Growth through Unique Business Strategies

SAN JOSE, Calif., Avago Technologies, the world’s largest privately held semiconductor company, today announced it has been awarded the 2006 North American Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award by Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting company. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

DOE SSL commercial product testing program

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies today are undergoing rapid change and improvements, and products arriving on the market exhibit a wide range of performance. Industry groups, standards setting organizations, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are moving quickly to develop needed standards and test procedures for SSL products. In the meantime, however, there is a need for reliable, unbiased product performance information to foster the developing market for high-performance SSL products. Read more »

Business News | Sep 12, 2006

President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen presents the Millennium Technology Prize to Professor Shuji Nakamura: ”Using LEDs for lighting could halve the amount of electricity consumed for this purpose.”

mill_prize-gif The 2006 Millennium Technology Prize was presented to Professor Shuji Nakamura in Helsinki for his invention of new sources of light. President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen handed Professor Nakamura the prize of one million euros and ”Peak”, the prize trophy. Read more »

Business News | Sep 08, 2006

Avnet electronics marketing americas launches Avnet LightSpeed

Phoenix, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. , announces the launch of the Avnet LightSpeed(TM) business unit. Read more »

Business News | Sep 06, 2006

Philips to set up hight power LED production facility in Singapore

Amsterdam – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) announced today it will invest in the setting up of a high power LED production facility in Singapore. Initial production is expected to start in Q1 2007, ramping up to double Philips’ total power LED production capacity by the end of 2007. Read more »

Business News | Sep 06, 2006

OLED shipments up 15% in 2Q 2006, but revenues down 14%, says research firm

Worldwide OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) shipments grew 15% on-year to 16.1 million units in the second quarter of 2006, but revenues experienced an annual decrease of 14%, according to research firm DisplaySearch. Read more »

Business News | Sep 05, 2006

GE invests $100 million to grow its LED lighting business

CLEVELAND, the General Electric Company (GE) through its Consumer & Industrial business and the Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") announced today a strategic alliance agreement to support GELcore, LLC, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Business News | Sep 05, 2006

Crystal IS raises $10.6m in second-round funding for AlN substrates

Crystal IS Inc of Green Island, NY, USA, which is commercializing native, single-crystal aluminum nitride substrates for high-power, high-temperature and optoelectronic devices, has completed a $10.6m second round of financing. Read more »

Business News | Aug 24, 2006

i-Vision takes on Mundocolor

LED and feature lighting specialists i-Vision announces the exclusive UK distributorship for Spanish manufacturers Mundocolor. Barcelona-based Mundocolour offers three different lines of lighting equipment, and i-Vision will be taking on the broad based ‘Technical’ range of LED fixtures for architectural and decorative illumination. Read more »

Business News | Aug 17, 2006

LGE topped 2Q 2006 OLED shipments

Source: Displaybank LG Electronics (LGE) leaped to the top in worldwide OLED (organic light-emitting diode) shipments in the second quarter, after falling into the third place in the first quarter of 2006, according to research firm Displaybank. Read more »

Business News | Aug 17, 2006

Cree Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006: Record Revenue of $423 Million for Year

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 $106.7 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 25, 2006. This represents a 9% increase over the revenue of $98.2 million reported for the year-ago period. Read more »

Business News | Aug 14, 2006

ColorBlast for Starlite

colorblast_small-gif Starlite Productions recently enhanced its lighting rental department by taking delivery of Color Kinetics’ ColorBlast 12 fixtures. ColorBlast 12 is a stylish, compact wall-washing light that generates rich, uniform colors and color changing effects. Read more »

Business News | Aug 14, 2006

ORA announces annual Student Optical Design winners

Pasadena, CA-Optical Research Associates (ORA) has selected the winners of their annual Student Optical Design Competition, in which awards totaling $4,000 are granted. Read more »

Business News | Aug 11, 2006

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors focusing more on OLEDs: research into new light source for general illumination

OSRAM is intensifying its research and development work on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) with the aim of applying this technology also to general illumination. OLEDs will be used in future not only in mobile terminals such as MP3 players and mobile phones but also as extremely thin light sources with large surface areas. Photo: OSRAM OSRAM is intensifying its research and development work on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) with the aim of applying this technology also to general illumination. Read more »

Business News | Aug 08, 2006

DOE awards seven small business innovation research grants for SSL technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded seven Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The SBIR program seeks to increase the participation of small businesses in federal R&D. Read more »

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