News-Spot | Business News | Sep 01, 2014

Last Month to Apply for the SEAD Lighting Awards Competition

In an ambitious effort to reduce energy use on a global scale, the Clean Energy Ministerial's Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient lighting around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient lamps and luminaires on the market as well as to new technologies that push the boundaries of efficient lighting available today. The last month to apply for the award has begun. Submissions will be accepted until 3 October 2014 Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 28, 2014

New Cree XLamp CXA HD LED Arrays Now Available from Mouser

Cree's improved CXA Array LEDs with industry’s highest lumen density unlock new designs and applications for LED lighting Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the XLamp CXA High-Density (HD) LED Arrays from Cree. Targeted for high-intensity, LED lighting applications, the Cree XLamp® CXA2590, CXA1850 and CXA1310 High-Density LED Arrays double the light output of existing standard-density CXA LED arrays without increasing size. The greater light intensity of these devices offer new levels of lumen density and is rated one of the highest in the industry, allowing complete replacement of ceramic metal halide (CMH) light sources. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

World’s First Series-Connected 20 kA-Capable Surge Arrestor from Littelfuse Available from Rutronik

Littelfuse's latest surge protection modules can now be ordered from Rutronik Distributor Rutronik presents the new surge protection modules LSP05 and LSP10 from Littelfuse. Constructed with Littelfuse thermally protected varistors, they provide robust surge current handling capability for outdoor and commercial LED lighting fixtures. One of the modules includes world’s first series-connected, 20 kA-capable indicating surge arrestor. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

Lextar and Cree, Inc. Announce LED Cooperation

Lextar Electronics Corp., a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, and Cree, Inc., today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lextar and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips. As part of the agreement, Cree will invest approximately $83 million to purchase 83 million Lextar shares at a price of NT$30 per share. Lextar and Cree will also enter into a long-term LED chip supply agreement, as well as an agreement for certain Cree LED chip and component intellectual property. Upon closing of the investment, Cree will own approximately 13% of Lextar, becoming Lextar’s strategic customer in lighting market. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 22, 2014

Holophane Joins LIA Laboratories Unmetered Supply Measurement Scheme – UMSUG

LIA Laboratories Ltd welcomes Holophane to their Unmetered Supply Measurement Certification Scheme, which provides an assurance of the validity of the power data measured by manufacturers when describing the performance of their lighting products for use in unmetered supply (UMS) applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 21, 2014

Infineon Technologies AG to Acquire International Rectifier Corporation

Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corporation today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US-Dollar 40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US-Dollar 3 billion. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power management technology. By the integration of International Rectifier, Infineon complements its offerings and will be able to provide customers with an even broader range of innovative products and services. Infineon will also benefit significantly from greater economies of scale as well as a larger regional footprint. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 29, 2014

cintelliq Finds that OLED Lighting Continues to Gather Momentum

OLED lighting panel production capacity ramp-up (source: cintelliq ltd) cintelliq limited is pleased to announce the release of their latest market report “OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity costs and forecasts 2014 - 2023”. According to cintelliq OLED lighting is expected to become a strong competitor to LED lighting by 2016 one year earlier than previously thought. OLED lighting may have had a gentle start but it is now firmly gaining market traction as an increasing number of OLED panels and luminaires reach the market – with the efficacy and lifetimes of current OLED panels at a performance level to last more than ten years under normal operating conditions they are rapidly becoming an alternative to LED lighting. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 29, 2014

Latest, 38% More Efficient Version of XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED Now Available from MSC

Cree's XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite is the first LED of its size to enable color-consistent 50-Watt halogen performance MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet Inc., presents the new XLamp® XM-L2 EasyWhite® LED from Cree. It delivers more than 1,100 lumens of color-consistent light from a 5 mm x 5 mm package and enabling a 38 percent gain in light output and efficacy as a drop-in upgrade to the first-generation XM-L EasyWhite LED. Built on Cree’s EasyWhite technology, which combines the industry’s tightest color binning and intense light output from a single LED, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is optimized to replace Color-Consistent 50-Watt Halogen Technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 25, 2014

Molex Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System, Push-Button Type from Arrow Available

Molex's new Lite-Trap™ easy-to-use push-button latch allows simple field assembly and removal for thin LED lighting manufacturers Ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications, Molex’s Lite-Trap™ SMT wire-to-board connectors offer a low profile, easy wire removal, and low wire insertion and high wire retention forces. The product is available at Arrow and samples can be requested. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2014

Osram Opto's New Duris S5 Family Members Now Available at Rutronik

The latest members of Osram Opto's Duris S5 family are now available at Rutronik Osram Opto Semiconductors adds two new types to the Duris S5 family. The LEDs with a very high CRI of more than 90 are ideal for the home and for shop lighting, for example installed in downlights or LED retrofit lamps. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2014

Digi-Key and SunLED Sign Distribution Agreement

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with SunLED, an industry leader in optoelectronic technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 22, 2014

Monolithic Power Systems® Signs Avnet Memec as its Pan-European Value-added Distributor

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company and leading global technology distributor, announced the formation of a pan-European value-added distribution agreement. With the new partnership, Avnet Memec is chartered with sales and value-added support for the extensive MPS product portfolio that includes DC/DC and AC/DC converters, LED drivers, battery chargers, motor drivers, and other advanced analog devices throughout Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 16, 2014

Toyoda Gosei Signs Silicate-based White LED License Agreement with Taiwan-based Harvatek Corporation

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Toyoda Gosei) has entered into a License Agreement relating to silicate-based white LEDs with Harvatek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of SMD LEDs headquartered in Taiwan. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 11, 2014

CODICO Distributes Plessey Semiconductors' GaN-on-Si LEDs

CODICO is happy to announce having a new LED supplier on board. Together with Plessey Semiconductors new areas in the LED market are boarded. As the first company worldwide Plessey Semiconductors has brought the GaN-on-Silicon based technology for the production of LED chips to mass production. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 11, 2014

Nuventix Acquired By Aavid Thermalloy

Nuventix is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Aavid Thermalloy. In joining the growing Aavid Thermalloy family, Nuventix’s deep experience with SynJet technology will be scaled and leveraged to enable broader adoption by the Lighting Industry, as well as enabling a large scale rollout to other electronics cooling vertical markets. This combination of forces promises impressive new developments for thermal management of electronics, LEDs, telecommunications components, and beyond. Read more »

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The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »

EDITORIAL

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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