Business News | Dec 18, 2008

Osram Enters Joint Venture with Traxon Technologies

Osram is strengthening its portfolio in the field of professional LED lighting systems and solutions by setting up a joint venture with Traxon Technologies Ltd., Hong Kong. The new company, in which Osram has the majority shareholding, is one of the leading providers in the fast-growing market for LED technology in the field of architectural, hospitality and shop lighting. Read more »

Business News | Dec 15, 2008

Cree LR6 LED Light Wins Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

Award winning CREE LR6 downlight. Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announced that its flagship LED recessed down light, the LR6, won a prestigious Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the EcoDesign category. IDEA is one of the most prominent design competitions in the world, celebrating cutting-edge products and product concepts. Selected from 1,517 entries, the juried awards are co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek. This award continues the parade of accolades garnered by the LR6 for its performance and quality. Read more »

Business News | Dec 10, 2008

The World Economic Forum Has Recognized SemiLEDs Corporation as a 2009 Technology Pioneer

SemiLEDs is the world first company that mass produces High Power Light Emitting Diode (HPLED) on flexible Copper alloy base in large volumes at high brightness efficiency (>100lumens/watt), reliability and low cost, which makes the solid-state lighting (SSL) becoming possible for the mass: bringing low cost SSL to the unlighted areas of the Globe. Read more »

Business News | Dec 09, 2008

EU Ban on Incandescent Lamps Will Help Consumers and the Climate

OSRAM welcomes the European Union directive to phase out incandescent lamps. The replacement of 3.5 billion incandescent lamps installed throughout Europe will lead to a reduction in the power consumed by lighting systems by more than 30 percent. “The decision by the EU will help protect the climate and will help consumers reduce their electricity costs”, said Martin Goetzeler, CEO of OSRAM. Read more »

Business News | Oct 17, 2008

Aluwave AB Pushes Activities in LED Lighting Technology

Aluwave AB signed a development and supply contract for a light engine based on its LED-bearer material Alunat™ and OLP has now signed a development agreement with Aluwave to develop a LED-based light engine for their range of products. Read more »

Business News | Oct 13, 2008

ON Semiconductor Corporation Completes Acquisition of Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc.

ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) announced today that it has, effective today, completed its acquisition of Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: CATS) in a stock-for-stock merger. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Catalyst stockholders have generally received 0.706 shares of ON Semiconductor common stock for each share of Catalyst common stock they own. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2008

Osram Drops OLED Displays for OLED Based Lighting Solutions

Osram GmbH will cease production of OLED-based displays and close the related fab in Penang, Malaysia. In the future, the company will focus on lighting solutions, also based on OLED technology. Read more »

Business News | Oct 08, 2008

Cree and Zumtobel Announce Strategic Agreement for LED Downlights in Europe

The award winning Cree LR6 will be supplied by Zumtobel in Europe. Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces a long-term strategic agreement with the Austrian Zumtobel Group, a global market leader in the professional lighting industry and listed on the Vienna stock exchange, to supply LED downlights to the European market. The minimum first-year sales target is 50,000 LR6-230V luminaires. This accelerates the business relationship, which is anticipated to expand into other high-volume lighting categories in 2009. Read more »

Business News | Oct 01, 2008

Premier Farnell’s $100,000 Live EDGE Competition Now Open for Registration

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading multi-channel, high service distributor and its companies (Farnell, Newark, Premier Electronics, Farnell-Newark CPC, and MCM), today announced that design entries are now being accepted at for the international design competition, Live EDGE – Electronic Design for the Global Environment. The competition invites electronic design engineers, students and hobbyists to design products utilizing electronic components, which will positively impact the environment. Read more »

Business News | Sep 30, 2008

Future Lighting Solutions Enhances Lighting Resource Centers for LED Lighting Designers

Future Lighting Solutions has enhanced its Lighting Resource Centers (LRCs) for LED lighting designers by investing in state-of-the-art equipment, expanding the workspace, and adding dedicated thermal, optical and electronics engineers. Read more »

Business News | Sep 18, 2008

Cree Selects Premier Farnell and Digi-Key to Expand Its Global LED Distribution Network

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announce the signing of a global distribution agreement to distribute performance-leading Cree LEDs with Premier Farnell plc and Digi-Key Corporation. Read more »

Business News | Sep 09, 2008

WieDaMark, LLC Launches WDM Lighting Brand for Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Solutions

WDM Lighting, a company of WieDaMark, LLC, launches this quarter. WDM Lighting will showcase the WDM product line and national distributor program. WDM Lighting specializes in LED and energy-efficient lighting solutions for residential, commercial, and entertainment industries. Read more »

Business News | Aug 27, 2008

Texim Europe Receives austriamicrosystems’ "2007 Distributor of the Year Award"

“To decide between distributors we went through a full analysis on 21 different points to classify the performance of our distributor partners”, says Heribert Hochrinner, WW Distribution Manager. Read more »

Business News | Aug 25, 2008

Lighting Science Group and Office for Visual Interaction - New York City Lights Prototyping Contract

The winning design is entwined with technology, combining hi-flux LED technology with state-of-art lensing optics in a small oval-shaped profile. Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSCG) (“LSG”), a developer and integrator of intelligent LED lighting solutions, and the Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. (“OVI”), a global architectural lighting design innovator, announced today that the companies have been selected by The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to engineer, produce and test the winning design of the City Lights Design Competition. Read more »

Business News | Aug 01, 2008

Cree Opens Engineering Center in Shenzhen, China, to Aid High-Quality LED Luminaire Design

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces the opening of the Cree Shenzhen Engineering Center in Shenzhen, China. This technical education center is dedicated to training lighting product designers and manufacturers in best practices for LED lighting product design and construction. Read more »


WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use ... Read more »


EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a compact ceiling mount multi-sensor/controller to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. The S810-PLT-DZB is a unique Zigbee compatible energy management device aimed at new and retrofit indoor lighting projects that require ... Read more »


Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of ... Read more »


Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »