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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 04, 2014

Brandenburg Acquisition Reflects Synopsys Strategy in Optical Solutions

When most people see "Synopsys" they think, "That's not how you spell that word." But to those in the electronics industry, "Synopsys" is synonymous with EDA and IP. And, they're right - for the most part. In reality, Synopsys has been executing a strategy to expand its total addressable market into areas that are naturally adjacent to its traditional markets for years. The company now provides a wide range of technologies that accelerate innovation in electronics. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 03, 2014

Osram Is First Chip Manufacturer To Switch Red and Yellow LED Fabrication To 6-Inch Wafers

A view of the clean room - the assembly system transporting a 6-inch wafer; 4-inch wafers can be seen on the left (Picture: Osram) Osram Opto Semiconductors is keeping pace with the constant growth of the market and switching its fabrication of red, orange and yellow light emitting diodes to 6-inch wafers. The German high-tech company is extending the fabrication of all large-wafer LEDs to the indium-gallium-aluminum-phosphide (InGaAlP) material system and expanding its production capacity. The company began switching fabrication of blue LED chips in 2011. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 27, 2014

Pixelligent Technologies Got Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Granted

Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant by the Department of Energy (DOE). The nine-month, $150,000 program will enable Pixelligent to accelerate the development of its nanoadditives for use in OLED lighting. As part of this program, Pixelligent will partner with OLEDWorks LLC, a leading OLED lighting company. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 24, 2014

Greenlux Finland and Ensto Begin Close Cooperation

LED manufacturer Greenlux Finland begins sales and manufacturing cooperation with the cleantech company Ensto. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 24, 2014

Osram Warns That Ageing Street Lights Are Putting Lives in Danger

With more than three quarters of European city street lighting installations over 25 years old[1], Osram is urging local councils to put public safety first by upgrading to white lighting. Recent public surveys have shown that up to 80 per cent of us feel safer with longer lasting white solutions, like LED lighting over traditional installations[2]. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 10, 2014

Xicato Doubles Its Space to Accommodate New LED Light Module Manufacturing Line in Silicon Valley

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that it has relocated its San Jose headquarters to accommodate a new manufacturing line for the company's next generation of products. The new 24 thousand-square-foot space is more than double the size of Xicato's previous San Jose facility. The privately held company has invested millions of dollars in equipment and resources to meet the increasing global demand for its LED modules. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 09, 2014

IET Announces "Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems" To Be Released in March

LED lighting is a fast-developing technology that is becoming more popular as people begin to realize the advantages it provides, such as energy efficiency, controllability and longevity. However, poor quality installation of LED lighting systems could negate these advantages and result in inadequate lighting, failure to meet lifetime performance expectations, potential public health and safety issues or even interference with other technology due to poor systems integration. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jan 01, 2014

Smart Lighting Co-Locates with the Global Smart City Event and Smart Sensing

The premier and 5th global networking conference & business expo for human centered & connected lighting business, technology & application development is co-located with the largest global smart city event - Metropolitan Solutions - with 5.000-6.000 visitors at executive level. Furthermore it is co-located with Smart Sensing 2015, towards connected intelligence. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jan 01, 2014

LED professional Lighting Forum at the electronica 2014

Planet e - 50 years electronica Luger Research e.U., publisher of LED professional and organizer of the LED professional Symposium 2014, will organize the inaugural Lighting Forum as a part of the electronica 2014 on November 13th, 2014. The International Year of Light (IYL) 2015 will form the core of the forum program. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jan 01, 2014

Important Technology Trends for Future LED Lighting Systems Defined

Mark McClear's keynote speech at the LpS opening The LpS 2014 (LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014) took place from September 30th to October 2nd for the fourth time. This event has established itself as an international point of reference for technical lighting professionals dealing with LED and OLED lighting components, modules and systems in the field of general lighting. In-depth discussions took place and trends, innovations and new products were explored. Participants described the event as unique and especially stressed the quality and technical focus of the symposium and exhibition. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jan 01, 2014

Day of Photonics on 21 October, Just Around the Corner

DAY OF PHOTONICS is almost there, and over 100 companies will participate in this inaugural edition. On 21 October 1983, the General Conference of Weights And Measures adopted the value of 299,792.458 km/s for the speed of light. At the occasion of the anniversary, organizations in more than 30 countries organize all types of activities, from internal meetings, outreaches to schools, to opening their doors to the general public. DAY OF PHOTONICS is the ideal excuse to promote ‘photonics’, and the timing makes it ideally suited as a preliminary to the International Year of Light in 2015. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jan 01, 2014

LpS 2014 – Symposium and Exhibition for Integrated LED Lighting System Designs

The new concept was recognized at the well-attended opening A new holistic and interactive approach has been incorporated into the LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014 (LpS 2014). 58 multidisciplinary expert talks, 5 hands on workshops and 2 tech-panels are taking place from September 30th to October 2nd in Bregenz, Austria. Close to 100 well-known companies are exhibiting and launching new innovations and products to the SSL marketplace. To promote global lighting research, Luger Research inaugurated the LED professional Scientific Award for this year. It honors the best scientific paper in the areas of LED and OLED light sources. Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

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