News-Spot | Business News | Mar 21, 2014

Thomas Research Products Moves Into New Facility

Thomas Research Products announces that it has moved to a new larger headquarters and distribution facility. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 19, 2014

LUXeXceL Extends 3D Printing Capacity with New Factory for LED Optics

With the new manufacturing facility, LUXeXceL will be prepared for mass production of Printoptical® products LUXeXceL Group, the inventor of the revolutionary Printoptical® Technology, and global leader in the Additive Manufacturing of optical components, announces to invest in a new 3D printing factory dedicated to manufacturing volumes of LED lighting optics. This month the first housing and installation activities have started to ensure that the first digital production line will be operational by the second half of 2014. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 12, 2014

UL Announces New Program To Speed up LED Luminaire Certification

UL, a global safety science leader, announced today the introduction of the Type TL Program, which offers a set of certification guidelines designed to create a more efficient path for manufacturers in developing new LED luminaire products. Through the flexibility of the UL Recognized Component program, LED drivers, an electrical device which regulates power to an LED or string of LEDs, are often designed with varying constructions and are tested in a variety of ways. This approach helps ensure LED drivers are interchangeable in most cases without the need for additional testing. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 11, 2014

Zhaga Appoints New Secretary General

The Zhaga Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Musa Unmehopa as its new Secretary General, effective from April 1, 2014. Musa replaces Menno Treffers, who has held the post of Secretary General since Zhaga was launched in March 2010. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 06, 2014

3M invests in MSi Lighting

3M has invested in MSi Lighting of Boca Raton, Florida, a company that 3M has been working with for the past year on a line of LED lights for multiple applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 06, 2014

Toshiba International Corporation Announces Lighting Business Reorganization

Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) of Houston, Texas has announced a reorganization affecting its LED Lighting Systems Division. Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corporation (TLT), headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan, is responsible for Toshiba’s global lighting businesses and is implementing a reorganization of international operations. As a result, the LED Lighting Systems Division within TIC will discontinue most operations by March 31, 2014. The headquarters’ responsibility for Toshiba Lighting in the Americas will be transferred to Greenstar Lighting Products Inc. located in San Antonio, Texas. Greenstar is a wholly owned subsidiary of TLT. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 28, 2014

Wacker and Technische Universität München Extend Partnership in Silicon Chemistry

Wacker Chemie AG and Technische Universität München (TUM) are extending their existing partnership in silicon chemistry for another six years. They signed an agreement to this effect. The Munich-based chemical Group is sponsoring the Institute of Silicon Chemistry, located on the research campus in Garching near Munich, with a total of up to Eur 2.5 million. This will finance doctoral positions and the associated material resources. WACKER and the TUM founded the Institute of Silicon Chemistry in 2006. Over recent years, more than 30 research projects have been conducted, which have resulted in ten patents and 35 scientific publications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 25, 2014

LED Engin Named Best New Component in the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards 2014

LED Engin's LuxiTune™ received the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards 2014 for component at source level LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high flux density LED products, announces that its tunable white light engine LuxiTune™ has been crowned Best New Component at Source Level, a special citation in the 4th annual Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIAs). LuxiTune is also a winner in the Modules and Light Sources category. This success follows the product being recognized as Solid-State Lighting Product of the Year at the Elektra Awards, Europe's flagship electronics industry awards competition. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 24, 2014

Norlux Develops New Product Line for Thomas Research Products

To complete Thomas Research Products' broad range of standard LED drivers, the have chosen Norlux to develop and produce a family of standard light engines Norlux LED design services for OEMs were highlighted with the introduction of a line of Light Engines by Thomas Research Products. Norlux is a leading North American LED systems integrator with a history of strength in both design and manufacturing. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 20, 2014

SEICA France SRL Becomes Essemtec’s New Sales and Distribution Partner for France

Essemtec announces that on February 1, 2014, a new exclusive collaboration agreement for France was signed with SEICA France SARL, a global provider of solutions for the electronics industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 18, 2014

Aurora Circuits Receives UL Certification for Aismalibar IMS Materials

Aurora Circuits has received their UL listing for Aismalibar’s Cobritherm line of Insulated Metal Substrate materials. The certification allows Aurora to UL stamp their products using the entire line of Cobritherm materials which includes ALCUP-G 1.3w, ALCUP 1.8w, HTC 2.2w and HTC 3.2w. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 18, 2014

European Energy Intelligence - Information About EU Activities in Respect to Energy at Your Fingertips

European Energy Intelligence has developed an new online service that taps into the information streams coming out of the key European Institutions, analyses them, organises and then presents them in a way that allows subscribers to access them. Simply, quickly and efficiently. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 12, 2014

Microchip Technology Announces Acquisition of Supertex Inc.

Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex Incorporated today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex for $33 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $394 million, and a total enterprise value of about $246 million, after excluding Supertex’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $148 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Microchip’s non GAAP earnings per share in the first full quarter after completion of the acquisition. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 10, 2014

LED Lighting Controls - The Door to The Internet of Things in Buildings

The latest memoori report explains why LED Lighting controls could be the "Trojan Horse" for IoT The question, if the confluence of the Internet, Wireless Technology and LED Lighting creates the perfect storm that opens up the opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) to rapidly establish itself in buildings, arouses more and more attention. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 10, 2014

Qatar Based Alwaseeta Enters LED Business By Signing Joint Venture Agreement with QKLC

Qatar Intermediate Industries Company (Alwaseeta) has signed a joint venture agreement with Qatar Korea LED Consortium (QKLC) for setting up a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems’ manufacturing facility in the country. Read more »

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