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 »

Standardization + Regulation | News-Spot | Apr 24, 2012

ZigBee Light Link: LED Lighting Control Standardized

The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it is developing a new open standard designed for LED lighting control – ZigBee Light LinkTM. This forthcoming standard will help manufacturers develop a variety of lighting and control products, giving resellers and consumers a wide selection of interoperable wirelessly controlled lighting products for the home. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | News-Spot | Apr 24, 2012

ZigBee Light Link: LED Lighting Control Standardized

The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it is developing a new open standard designed for LED lighting control – ZigBee Light LinkTM. This forthcoming standard will help manufacturers develop a variety of lighting and control products, giving resellers and consumers a wide selection of interoperable wirelessly controlled lighting products for the home. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials + Tools | Apr 23, 2012

KLA-Tencor Announces New CIRCL™ Suite

Today KLA-Tencor Corporation announced a new, high-throughput defect inspection / metrology / review system for leading-edge chip manufacturers: the CIRCLTM suite. Designed for operation in lithography, outgoing quality control (OQC) and other process modules, this new cluster tool monitors the front side, back side and edge of the wafer for defects and, in parallel, measures wafer edge profile, edge bead concentricity and macro overlay error. Data collection is governed by DirectedSamplingTM, an innovative approach that uses results from one measurement to trigger other types of measurements within the cluster as needed. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 23, 2012

Everlight Files Patent Infringement Suit against Nichia in US Court

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia Corp. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nichia from manufacturing, using, importing, offering for sale, or selling its infringing products in the United States It also seeks monetary damages. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 23, 2012

Everlight Files Patent Infringement Suit against Nichia in US Court

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia Corp. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nichia from manufacturing, using, importing, offering for sale, or selling its infringing products in the United States It also seeks monetary damages. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 20, 2012

Schneider Electric and Tridonic Announce Strategic Partnership

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, and Tridonic, a leading manufacturer of lighting components today announce a strategic partnership. The corporate partnership represents collaboration around projects business, and will see the companies work together to promote energy efficient lighting control solutions to customers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 16, 2012

Osram Displays Cutting-Edge Technology for First-Class Solutions at Light+Building

With its Zhaga conform modules Osram also defines one of the future-proof trends at Light+Building Within the last years, Osram has developed from a component manufacturer to a supplier of complex lighting solutions, and can now offer first-class answers to satisfy the needs of different customers, ranging from luminaire manufacturers right up to end consumers. In so doing the further development of certain specific technologies has played an important role. Since the company can provide convincing complete offers for its customers only on the foundation of excellent individual technologies. At light+building 2012, Osram presents new developments in nine different technology categories. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 11, 2012

Philips and Optogan Sign Up to Cooperate in LED Road Lighting Solutions in Russia

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), a worldwide leader in innovative lighting solutions, and Optogan, a leading Russian manufacturer of LED products today announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to become a strong player in the fast growing LED road lighting market in Russia. Read more »

Automotive | News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Apr 04, 2012

Optoga's LED Lighting of the New Volvo V40 Shows that Light Quality, Efficiency and Costs Are No Contradictions Anymore

Optoga's LED light assert the interior design and the new materials of the new Volvo V40 perfectly A more distinctive Scandinavian design and finer material makes the inside of the new Volvo V40 feel extra premium. An important part of the experience is the lighting. Using the new LED technology, the Swedish company Optoga has helped create a bright environment in the car that enhances this feeling. At the same time energy consumption is down by 90 %! Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 21, 2012

AZZURRO Strengthens Customer Support in Taiwan by Assigning SUMITOMO as Exclusive Local Distribution Partner

AZZURRO Semiconductors, a pioneer and leader in GaN-on-Si technology announces SUMITOMO Taiwan as their sole distributor partner in Taiwan. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 20, 2012

Novaled Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

Novaled AG annouced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs). Novaled is a leader in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and materials that enhance the performance of organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, and other organic electronics. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 15, 2012

ALT Internship Training Program – 7ᵗʰ Term

ALT invites college and graduate students in Taiwan to participate in the 2012 ALT Internship Program, 7ᵗʰ term. We encourage everyone who is environmentally conscious and interested in accumulating international experience to apply. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 15, 2012

Meanwell LPF-D Series with Three-in-One Dimming Function Now Available from Pewatron

The full range of Meanwell's high quality LPF-D series LED power supplies is now available from Pewatron Pewatron now provides the Meanwell LPF-D Series for the Central European market. The key features of these high-performance 16-90 W, plastic-encased LED power supplies with PFC and optional "three- in-one" dimming function are the high power conversion efficiency, high reliability, and energy-saving design. The "three-in-one dimming function" offers system designers great flexibility in the design of lighting systems, using either a 1-10 VDC analogue signal, PWM signal or a variable resistor. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 14, 2012

Zhaga's Debut at Light+Building 2012 - Zhaga Members Show the first Zhaga-Compliant, Interchangeable LED Modules

The international lighting industry has so far lacked clear guidelines to ensure the interchangeability of LED modules made by different manufacturers. With Zhaga that is now changing. Since its foundation in February 2010, the consortium has developed specifications for LED module interfaces. These interfaces enable easy LED module integration into luminaire designs and reduce overall system design cost. At Light+Building 2012, from 15 to 20 April in Frankfurt am Main, Zhaga will present to the lighting community what has been achieved so far and the goals for the near future. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans LightingEurope launches an UV-C expert group that promotes the benefits of UV-C disinfection technologies and stimulates market demand and fair market access in Europe. The technology has been proven to deactivate, without exception, all viruses against which it has been tested. LightingEurope is ... Read more »