Business | Publications | News-Spot | Feb 08, 2017

Instrument Systems Publishes Technical Handbook on LED and SSL Metrology

Instrument Systems Publishes Technical Handbook on LED and SSL Metrology With its "Handbook of LED and SSL Metrology", Instrument Systems is publishing a comprehensive technical manual on the optical measurement of LED and SSL products. The work is suitable for beginners as well as experienced specialists. Not only does it cover the basics of LED and SSL metrology, it also provides detailed insights into the requirements of all current applications in the growing LED market. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Jan 25, 2017

ams Announces Completion of Transaction to Acquire Heptagon and Related Capital Increase

ams Announces Completion of Transaction to Acquire Heptagon and Related Capital Increase ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, announces the completion of the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in Heptagon and the related capital increase of 11,011,281 new shares from authorized capital excluding subscription rights. ams announced on 24 October 2016 that the company had signed an agreement to acquire Heptagon, the worldwide leader in high performance optical packaging and micro-optics. Read more »

Business News | News-Spot | Dec 19, 2016

David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair

David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair David R. Errigo, vice president of sales for luminaire manufacturer LumenOptix, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government. Read more »

Business News | Dec 13, 2016

Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management

Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management Royal Philips announced that it has signed an agreement to sell an 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting, to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries: “Apollo”). Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest* in Lumileds. Read more »

Business News | Dec 01, 2016

LightingEurope Welcomes the Inclusion of Lighting in New EPBD

LightingEurope Welcomes the Inclusion of Lighting in New EPBD LightingEurope welcomes yesterday’s European Commission proposal on amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In particular, LightingEurope is glad to see that the European Commission proposal imposes on Member States to set system requirements for all the technical building systems, built-in lighting included. Read more »

Company News | Partnerships | Business News | Nov 29, 2016

China Solid State Lighting Alliance and Luger Research e.U. Signed MoU

China Solid State Lighting Alliance and Luger Research e.U. Signed MoU China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA) and Luger Research e.U., publisher of LED professional, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration in Beijing two weeks ago. Read more »

Business News | News-Spot | Nov 22, 2016

International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) - Annual General Assembly Meeting in Beijing

International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) - Annual General Assembly Meeting in Beijing From November 14th to 18th the International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) hosted several meetings in conjunction with the ChinaSSL conference (13th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting) in Beijing, China. The Awards for Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development 2016 were given to Professor Russell D. Dupuis and Professor Harald Haas. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 21, 2016

The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization

The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), the primary advocate of wireless lighting connectivity, announced today that is has accomplished its goal of converging the lighting industry in support of the use of open protocols for wireless lighting solutions. Having looked at a wide variety of open protocols, TCLA has now endorsed ZigBee 3.0 for consumer applications and identified the Thread Group as the organization to develop a suitable network-layer protocol for indoor professional lighting applications. As such, the members of TCLA have agreed to dissolve the organization by the 31st of December 2016. Their work and vision for interoperable wireless lighting solutions will continue at TCLA's partner organizations: the ZigBee Alliance, the Thread Group and the Fairhair Alliance. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2016

EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation

EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) and CSA (China Solid State Lighting Alliance) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen their existing collaboration. Additional emphasis will be placed on increasing public understanding of the science of Photonics, collaborate on information exchange, projects, events, and advisory mandates with an aim of bringing cooperation and, ultimately, the best new Lighting technologies and innovations to market. Read more »

Featured | Business News | Nov 15, 2016

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities The winds of technical change are blowing through cities and communities. Digital networking is not only providing municipal authorities with considerable benefits but is also making cities safer and better places to live. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 29, 2016

Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO

Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO READING, Mass. (September 28, 2016) — Fraen is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a patent on the cornerstone product of Fraen’s entertainment lighting optics portfolio. Patent number 9,411,083 was granted on August 9, 2016, and covers Fraen’s system for colormixing zoom LED lighting optics. Read more »

Business News | Sep 07, 2016

Mouser Announces Availability of TI's OPT3002 Light-to-Digital Sensor

Mouser Announces Availability of TI's OPT3002 Light-to-Digital Sensor Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the OPT3002 light-to-digital sensor from Texas Instruments (TI). Greatly improving system performance over standard photodiodes and photoresistors, the fully-integrated OPT3002 delivers the functionality of an optical power meter all within a single small device. Offering a wide spectral bandwidth, flexible and automated light measuring over a 23-bit effective dynamic range, and a simplified software and set-up configuration, this low-power optical sensor is ideal for use in optical spectral systems that require detection of a variety of wavelengths, such as optically-based diagnostic systems, or even as a low-power, battery-operated wake-up sensor. Read more »

Business News | Aug 30, 2016

EPIC Strengthens Team with Carmen Ferrari

EPIC Strengthens Team with Carmen Ferrari Carmen Ferrari, a certified meetings professional with a bachelor in business administration, joins EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) as Events and Marketing Manager. Carmen is passionate about bringing people together and has a wealth of experience in facilitating interaction among individuals. Read more »

Business News | Aug 23, 2016

Acquisition of Nualight’s LED Driver Business Strengthens Fulham’s European Channels

Fulham Company Group, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the LED Driver business of Lumotech, based in Alkmaar, Netherlands, from Nualight, a manufacturer of specialty LED products. With completion of this acquisition, Lumotech will become Fulham’s new European Design Centre. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 17, 2016

Honglizhihui Group: LED Production Base in Nangchang Jiangxi has Officially Started Production

Honglizhihui Group: LED Production Base in Nangchang Jiangxi has Officially Started Production Recently, Guangzhou Hongli Opto-Electronic Co.,Ltd. (Honglitronic) has announced that the company is officially renamed as Hongli Zhihui Group Co.,Ltd in July, 2016. In the meantime, the LED production base in Nangchang Jiangxi has officially started production. Read more »

Business News | Aug 03, 2016

Fulham Opens New European Headquarters and Design Centre

Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has established a new European headquarters and design centre in Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Opening of the new regional headquarters follows Fulham Group’s recent asset acquisition of Lumotech’s LED driver business which itself is based in Alkmaar. The transaction to acquire Lumotech assets was completed on June 30, 2016. Read more »

Business News | Jul 26, 2016

ams Acquires Color and Spectral Sensing Specialist MAZeT

ams Acquires Color and Spectral Sensing Specialist MAZeT ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and strengthens ams’ position in emerging optical sensing applications. Read more »

Business News | Jul 14, 2016

Infineon to Acquire Wolfspeed for US Dollar 850 Million in Cash

Infineon to Acquire Wolfspeed for US Dollar 850 Million in Cash Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced today that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”) of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned all-cash transaction is US Dollar 850 million (approximately Euro 740 million). This acquisition will enable Infineon to provide the broadest offering in compound semiconductors and will further strengthen Infineon as a leading supplier of power and RF power solutions in high-growth markets such as electro-mobility, renewables and next-generation cellular infrastructure relevant for IoT. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 27, 2016

Honglitronic's High Power AC LED Module Obtained the CE Certificate

Honglitronic's High Power AC LED Module Obtained the CE Certificate Honglitronic high power AC LED module obtained the CE certificate, 10W LE002,and 20W LE003, that means that the products meet European Union’s safety and EMC standard with CE certified lable.The LED components with CE certification could be an advantage for customers to make use of in the design of lamps and lanterns, and cost saving. It also can help the client to shorten down the lamps and lanterns’ CE certification cycle. Read more »

Business News | Jun 22, 2016

Mouser Electronics Now Shipping Cree’s Next Generation of XLamp XPG LEDs

Mouser Electronics Now Shipping Cree’s Next Generation of XLamp XPG LEDs Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new XLamp® XP-G3 LEDs from Cree. This third generation of the XLamp XPG platform incorporates elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform for high reliability at high operating temperatures. The LEDs deliver 31 percent more lumens and 8 percent higher lumens-per-watt than the previous generation. Optimized for directional, high-lumen applications, from indoor and outdoor to portable and lamp retrofits, the XP-G3 LEDs deliver the benefits of the XP-G platform — a compact, 3.45 × 3.45mm package and established ecosystem — enabling designers to simplify the design process and shorten time to market. Read more »

Business News | May 30, 2016

Samsung’s LED Component Test Lab Approved by UL for UL Total Certification Program

Samsung’s LED Component Test Lab Approved by UL for UL Total Certification Program SEOUL, Korea – May 26, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, today announced that its test lab for LED packages and modules has been qualified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a widely-recognized global safety science organization, to operate the UL Total Certification Program (TCP), one of the highest levels of testing and qualification under the UL Data Acceptance Program (DAP). Read more »

Business News | May 16, 2016

Sensity Systems and Chinese Academy of Sciences to Construct Global Platform For Smart City Applications and Services

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Sensity Systems Inc., provider of a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Smart Cities, today announced an agreement under which the two organizations will form a new joint venture in China to focus on the development of smart city solutions for China and sales worldwide. The resultant IoT Platform for Chinese Smart Cities will be application compatible with the current Sensity IoT Smart City Platform, thereby providing application developers access to a global market for cities. Outside of China, the joint venture products will be sold under the Sensity platform program. Read more »

Business News | May 14, 2016

Epistar to Partner with End Product Manufacturers with Increased Issues of 165M Shares

Epistar to Partner with End Product Manufacturers with Increased Issues of 165M Shares The board of Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Epistar decided to invite strategic partners through Global Depository Receipts (GDR) or private equity (PE). Epistar locates at the upstream in the industry supply chain and the partnership with application clients secures the company’s oversea exit, said Epistar Spokesman RiderChang. In other words, the company intends to partner with the clients of their client through stake investment. Read more »

Business News | May 06, 2016

Lumileds and Arrow Electronics Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Lumileds and Arrow Electronics announced a strategic agreement for the global distribution of Lumileds comprehensive portfolio of application optimized LEDs including high power, mid power, low power, CoB, color and UV LEDs as well as the infinitely configurable Matrix Platform. The agreement aligns with both companies’ dedication to providing customers with responsive, accelerated service and reliable, high performance solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 28, 2016

Memorandum of Understanding between European Photonics Industry Consortium and LUX Photonics Consortium

Memorandum of Understanding between European Photonics Industry Consortium and LUX Photonics Consortium Prof. Tjin Swee Chuan, Chairman of the LUX Photonics Consortium in Singapore, and Carlos Lee, Director General of EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) signed a collaboration agreement on April 22, 2016. The signature was witnessed by George Loh, Programmes Director at the National Research Foundation of Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 22, 2016

Founders of RAYLASE Receive EPIC Phoenix Award 2016 that Recognizes Entrepreneurship in Photonics

Founders of RAYLASE Receive EPIC Phoenix Award 2016 that Recognizes Entrepreneurship in Photonics RAYLASE Group has its headquarters in Weßling, Germany and a subsidiary in China, located in Shenzhen. Both entities are doing production of components, submodules and software to deflect, modulate and control laser beams in a broad variety of applications e.g. marking, drilling, cutting, engraving and welding in growing and demanding markets worldwide. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 12, 2016

LightingEurope Strongly Recommends not Applying Amendments on Tolerances Before the “Single Lighting Regulation” is in Place

LightingEurope Strongly Recommends not Applying Amendments on Tolerances Before the “Single Lighting Regulation” is in Place “Lighting Europe appreciates last week’s proposal from CoolProducts in relation to halogen lamps,” said Diederik de Stoppelaar, Secretary General of LightingEurope, “but believes that such an important change goes beyond halogen lamps and will have a significant effect on all lighting products. The impact of such a change is impossible to predict and prepare at such short notice before the vote of the Regulatory Committee.“ Read more »

Business News | Mar 23, 2016

Lumileds and BluGlass Cooperate for Developing Certain RPCVD Enhanced LEDs

Lumileds and BluGlass Cooperate for Developing Certain RPCVD Enhanced LEDs Australian technology innovator BluGlass Limited has today announced that it has entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement with Lumileds. Lumileds develops, manufactures and distributes LEDs and automotive lighting products. The two companies will work together to explore potential use of low temperature RPCVD for specific LED applications defined by the agreement. This agreement follows on from the initial collaboration of BluGlass and Lumileds. Read more »

Business News | Mar 21, 2016

Nichia Corporation and Future Lighting Solutions Announce Partnership

Nichia Corporation, the pioneer and the leader in LED technology and Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, today announce a new distribution agreement covering the Americas and Europe*. Read more »

News-Spot | Project News | Business News | Mar 11, 2016

5000m2 LED Museum Opens in October 2016

1.2.jpg Responding to the call of national policy, Guangzhou Hongli Opto – Electronic Co., Ltd. has been committing to delivering innovation in LED (Light Emitting Diode) research and development in the past years, which has injected new blood and cultural element for the industry. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance

WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. Jade Bridges, Electrolube’s Global Technical Support Manager, will highlight the use of LEDs in various environments and introduce how to specify appropriate protection under ... Read more »

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WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System Smart lighting is so much more than energy saving. Many building owners, operators and facility managers are using smart lighting systems as the infrastructure to enable building automation and gather space utilization data. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential With Secure, Smart Lighting

WHITE PAPER - Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential With Secure, Smart Lighting IoT-powered lighting systems are backbones for smart building applications such as sensor-based energy harvesting, computer-vision-based space optimization, and artificial-intelligence-based predictive maintenance. 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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