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 »

FEATURED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »