News-Spot | Business News | May 09, 2012

KHATOD at LIGHTFAIR International 2012

Khatod Optoelectronic is pleased to unveil its latest Optical Solutions for LED Lighting: entire ranges of cutting-edge optical systems able to meet the most demanding requirements for Indoor and Outdoor Lighting. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 08, 2012

Now Available from MSC: New XLamp® ML-C Facilitates the Design of New Lighting Solutions

Cree's new XLamp® ML-C is now available from MSC The new, Xlamp ML-C (Distribution: MSC) convinces with a very even light distribution and is available in different price-performance variants. The new XLamp® allows the use of more efficient and more compact driver, for example to offer LED replacement lamps more cheaply. The single footprint of the ML-housing is retained in the new LED. This gives customers the opportunity to expand their product portfolio quickly and easily. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 07, 2012

Carsem Announces Manufacturing Capability Into Led Solutions

Carsem, a leading provider of turnkey packaging and test services to the semiconductor industry, announced that they are now entering a partnership with a key customer to assemble and further develop LED packaging technologies.Carsem has successfully assembled and qualified High Brightness Silicon Substrate LED Arrays and will begin offering high-volume, full turn-key manufacturing services, including electrical testing, laser mark and tape-and-reel, in early 2012. The manufacturing process fully utilizes the advantage of standard mass production process of assembly and test including matrix substrate design; auto die attach, wire bond and high reflection coating dispense; compression molding through automold system; mapping of units on substrate and bin sort per test mapping. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 04, 2012

All American Partners with LED Engin, Inc. to offer Emitters, Lenses and Modules

All American Semiconductor expands its LED product offering by partnering with LED Engin, Inc. to offer a full range of high brightness, compact emitters, lenses and modules. LED Engin develops, manufactures, and sells advanced LED emitters, optics components and light source modules in a unique, high-lumen density, compact, multi-die package that enable solid-state lighting solutions for a wide range of applications. LED Engin emitters are used in applications ranging from Architectural, Stage and Studio, High and Low Bay Lighting, Downlighting and General Lighting as well as many industrial applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 04, 2012

From Frankfurt to Las Vegas: Zhaga Continues Success Tour

According to Menno Treffers, Zhaga Secretary General, more than ten members will be exhibiting Zhaga-compliant LED products at Lightfair International “Our specifications substantially change the LED lighting market by reducing the risks of developing LED lighting products”, Menno Treffers, Secretary General at Zhaga, gets to the heart of the matter – the future belongs to the interchangeability of LED light sources from different manufacturers. This was recently experienced by the 200,000 visitors who attended Light+Building. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 03, 2012

IST Appoints Lightfactor as iDrive® Distributor for iDrive® LED Drivers

IST Ltd, the UK designer and manufacturer of iDrive® LED driver and Serenity Lighting systems, has announced the formation of a strategic distribution agreement with the Cooper Controls Group company Lightfactor to distribute the iDrive® range of LED drivers, which includes DMX/RDM, 1-10V, DALI and trailing edge dimmable options. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 02, 2012

SDK to Form JV with Toyoda Gosei for GaN LED Business

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to split its business in gallium-nitride (GaN)-based blue LED chips, and transfer 70% of shares in the new company to Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Toyoda Gosei), by the end of this year. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 02, 2012

Power Integrations Reports Verdict in Patent Case Against Fairchild Semiconductor

Power Integrations announced a verdict reached in the company's 2008 patent-infringement lawsuit against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a three-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, a jury found that Fairchild infringes two Power Integrations patents. The infringement findings cover approximately 75 Fairchild products. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 02, 2012

Power Integrations Reports Verdict in Patent Case Against Fairchild Semiconductor

Power Integrations announced a verdict reached in the company's 2008 patent-infringement lawsuit against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a three-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, a jury found that Fairchild infringes two Power Integrations patents. The infringement findings cover approximately 75 Fairchild products. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 02, 2012

Power Integrations Found to Infringe Fairchild Semiconductor Patent Rights & New Patent Lawsuit Announced

Fairchild Semiconductor announced that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found Power Integrations, Inc. infringes a Fairchild U.S. patent covering primary side regulation. At the same time Fairchild announced that it has filed new patent infringement claims against Power Integrations’ LinkSwitch-PH LED power conversion products. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 02, 2012

Power Integrations Found to Infringe Fairchild Semiconductor Patent Rights & New Patent Lawsuit Announced

Fairchild Semiconductor announced that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found Power Integrations, Inc. infringes a Fairchild U.S. patent covering primary side regulation. At the same time Fairchild announced that it has filed new patent infringement claims against Power Integrations’ LinkSwitch-PH LED power conversion products. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 02, 2012

Thomas Research Products Signs Distribution Agreement With Digi-Key Corporation

Thomas Research Products, a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions, has announced a global distribution agreement with electronic components distributor Digi-Key. As the leading internet-based integrated distributor of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation provides information and inventory of millions of products, accessible to customers around the globe. All products ship from their central North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 26, 2012

LUXeXceL Group Appointed as Research Associate by 3DS SolidWorks

LUXeXceL Group B.V., innovator of Printoptical Technology, is appointed as Research Associate by 3DS SolidWorks. LUXeXceL develops and manufactures optical products, structures and special graphic effects by means of a novel digital 3D printing process and is mainly focused today on the global LED lighting industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Technology | Apr 25, 2012

Philips Develops Technology to Reduce Dependence on Rare Earths for LEDs

Rare earths are dispersed and not often found in concentrated and economically exploitable forms Rare earths are one of the basic elements of modern electronics. They are indispensable for producing LEDs. Since there is a growing demand and restricted quotas, the urgently needed decline of LED prices could be slowed down. Hence Philips has kicked off working on a technology that will significantly reduce its dependence on rare earth minerals for its LED lighting products. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 24, 2012

Nichia Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Everlight in Germany

Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against the Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Everlight") and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH. Read more »

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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 »

EDITORIAL

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »

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CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »