Business News | Jul 27, 2007

Seoul Semiconductor Works with Avnet, the World Largest Electronics Distributor

Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world largest LED producers, today announced that it has signed European and Asian distribution agreements with Avnet Electronics Marketing, a division of Avnet, Inc., to expand and reinforce its sales network. The agreements followed an announcement the companies made in January for Avnet to distribute Seoul Semiconductor’s products in the North American market. Read more »

Business News | Jul 24, 2007

ARIMA orders AIXTRON Flagship MOCVD system AIX 2800G4

AIXTRON AG today announced a further order from Arima Optoelectronics Corporation, Taiwan. Arima, a long-standing AIXTRON customer decided for the AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD system, the latest AIXTRON reactor for gallium nitride (GaN) materials, which provides the highest wafer capacity available on the market. Read more »

Business News | Jul 23, 2007

Enfis and Aluci light the way for mobile exterior luminaires

‘Chario’ lighting system Enfis Ltd, a global leader in the development and manufacture of smart, multi-watt plug-and-play LED light engines, has announced a manufacturing relationship with award winning architectural and ambiance luminaire designer and manufacturer, Aluci. Read more »

Business News | Jul 18, 2007

American Bright Optoelectronics Corporation Expands Engineering Services Group to Include Thermal Management, Optical Integration and Driver Design.

American Bright brings increased value to an expanding customer base by providing a top-to-bottom design and manufacturing solution. By the incorporation of its existing Assembly Services Group into a comprehensive Engineering Services Group (ESG) American Bright will provide a total design solution to the expanding Solid State Lighting (SSL) industry. The new group brings engineering expertise in the fields of thermal management, secondary optics, lensing, driver design and manufacturing integration to an already established global business unit. Read more »

Business News | Jul 18, 2007

HC SemiTek orders Thomas Swan CCS reactor for high brightness GaN LEDs

Huacan SemiTek (HC SemiTek), a new China-based start-up company has received and commissioned its first Thomas Swan Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD reactor. The Thomas Swan CCS MOCVD tool was delivered in the 19x2-inch wafer configuration. To be used for the development and production of high-brightness gallium nitride (GaN) based LEDs, it has been installed in the company's brand-new facility in Wuhan, PR China. Read more »

Business News | Jul 13, 2007

Solid-State Lighting Market to Grow by 21 Percent While Residential Demand Remains in Infancy

The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) service release, "Solid State Lighting Market 2006-2011," projects 21 percent market growth for solid-state LED lighting through 2011. The bulk of demand, however, will be generated from niche lighting applications including architectural, task lighting, medical and off-grid lighting applications rather than the residential lighting market. Read more »

Business News | Jul 12, 2007

Toronto Shifts to LED Lighting as Answer for Energy Efficiency

The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) today announced that Toronto is joining Raleigh, N.C. in a citywide initiative to install light-emitting diode (LED) lighting throughout its infrastructure. The LED City™ program, which was launched in February by City of Raleigh officials and LED manufacturer Cree, Inc., fosters collaboration among municipalities as they deploy energy-efficient lighting to deliver cost savings and environmental benefits. Read more »

Business News | Jun 19, 2007

PHILIPS TO ACQUIRE COLOR KINETICS

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced it has reached an agreement with Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) under which Philips will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Color Kinetics for USD 34 per share, or a total consideration of approximately EUR 592 million to be paid in cash upon completion. Read more »

Business News | Jun 14, 2007

Lite-On to deliver new LED solutions at LED Lighting Taiwan 2007

Lite-On Technology presents a wide range of advanced LED products for commercial and industrial markets at LED Lighting Taiwan 2007 from June 13 to 16 at Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC). Read more »

Business News | Jun 06, 2007

Initiative of the lamp industry to phase-out energy inefficient lighting

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed today the initiative launched by the lamp industry to phase-out the least efficient lamps from the European markets by 2015. "I welcome the commitment of the industry as a very positive contribution to the goal stated by the European Council in March: to have good light without wasting energy. Read more »

Business News | Jun 05, 2007

Microchip Technology Launches Online Lighting Applications Design Center

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced an online Lighting Applications Design Center. Read more »

Business News | Jun 04, 2007

Zumtobel to light up exhibits in BMW Museum

A 3000 sqm LED facade will illuminate the exhibition space at the new BMW Museum over three floors. Models: ©BMW AG Dornbirn, Austria – Zumtobel, a brand of the Austrian Zumtobel Group, has won a major over EUR 1.5 million order to supply the lighting solution for the new BMW Museum in Munich. Read more »

Business News | May 30, 2007

Quanlight raises $3 Millon in Series B

Quanlight Inc., a leader in developing high power, high brightness red light emitting diodes, has raised $3 million in its oversubscribed Series B offering. The financing was led by Blackbird Ventures and (SHW)2 Enterprises with a small group of private investors. Read more »

Business News | May 25, 2007

New York City Advertising Agency Installs Green Lighting

In recent years, LED technology has improved dramatically, to the point where high output LEDs can produce a brilliant white light with high efficiency. These properties make LEDs an attractive choice for general lighting in upscale offices and retail spaces. Read more »

Business News | May 22, 2007

Integrated System Technologies (IST) and Farnell announce pan European and pan Asian distribution agreement

IST iDrive™ Farnell is to offer the high efficiency iDrive™ Lite LED driver range from IST. Read more »

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