News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Dec 14, 2011

Philips Lights up Zürich’s Hardbrücke, Switzerland’s Largest LED Project

LED luminaires now provide an uniforme light experience for all users of the 40-year old bridge in the heart of Switzerland’s biggest city Royal Philips Electronics’ (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) LED lighting solutions have completely transformed Zürich’s Hardbrücke, adding life to the neighborhood while reducing energy costs. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 14, 2011

Sumitomo Metal Mining Announces Commercialization of Large Sapphire Substrates Via Subsidiary Okuchi Electronics

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Nobumasa Kemori) announced a decision to launch commercialization of large sapphire substrates and to establish a mass production line within its fully-owned subsidiary Okuchi Electronics Co., Ltd. (Isa City, Kagoshima Prefecture). Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 14, 2011

NGK Introduces New Wafer Products for Electronic Devices at SEMICON Japan

NGK Insulators, Ltd. (President: Taro Kato; Headquarters: Nagoya, Japan) has developed new wafer products for electronic device applications, such as ultra high brightness (UHB) LEDs and smartphones. The Company will exhibit samples of these wafers for the first time at SEMICON Japan 2011, which will be held December 7 through 9 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 12, 2011

Altatech Semiconductor Enters LED Inspection Market with AltaSight LEDMax System

Altatech Semiconductor S.A. has entered the light-emitting diode (LED) inspection market by introducing its new AltaSight LEDMax® system, the company’s first product designed specifically for detecting, classifying and characterizing defects on wafers used in manufacturing LEDs. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 11, 2011

Optogan Enters the Turkish Lighting Market

During the grand opening ceremony: Dr. Resul Patan, mayors and members of parliament, Ove Sörensen, Senior Sales Director Optogan GmbH, Ahmet Patan, MD of Ledison Patan Ltd. (from left to right) Optogan opens Sales hub in Koceali/Turkey for LED-Lamps and Luminaires through a partnership agreement with Ledison Patan Ltd. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2011

Acrich 2 AC / Mains LED Light Sources Now Available from YEG Opto

Samples of Acriche 2 (here Acriche 2 - IC-12W) are now available from YEG Opto The release of the Acrich 2 from Seoul Semiconductor, provides designers with a convenient way to design in LEDs. 'Acrich 2' makes it possible to produce extended life, highly efficient LED light sources. Acrich2 enables higher lamp efficiency and lamp lumen maintenance levels than previous designs. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2011

Bridgelux Announces Commercial Availability of Latest Generation Array LEDs

Bridgelux's updated versions of LS, ES and RS LEDs with up to 30% increased efficacy are now commercially available Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced commercial availability of its latest generation of industry-leading LS, ES, and award-winning RS product families, delivering an increase in efficacy of up to 30% and a reduction of up to 30% in cost per lumen compared to previous product generations. Featuring the largest portfolio of LED arrays in the lighting industry, Bridgelux offers products for lighting applications ranging from the light output equivalent of a 20-Watt decorative lamp to that of a 300-Watt high intensity discharge (HID) city streetlight. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2011

Highly Efficient XLamp ® XP-G LED Now Available from MSC

Cree's XP-G LEDs with improved efficacy are now available from MSC The three latest models of XLamp ® XP-G product family of Cree are setting standards in terms of directional lighting. The highly efficient XLamp XP-G LEDs reach a new level of performance from up to 140 lumens per watt, and they are immediately available from the MSC Vertriebs GmbH. They are suitable for various applications such as street and area lights, as a replacement for PAR spotlights and for strong flashlights. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 05, 2011

Everlight Fights Back Against Nichia in LED Patent Battle

After Everlight won a victory over Nichia for the patent administrative litigation (Patent No. 089036) in the Taiwan Supreme Administrative Court in October 2011, the Taiwan Supreme Court this November ruled in favor of Everlight again in the civil infringement case on Nichia’s patent in issue, which finalizes all cases regarding this patent. Furthermore, facing the situation that Nichia has affected fair competitive market mechanisms by filing patent infringement lawsuits and announcing press releases, Everlight decided to fight back. Today (12/1), Everlight brought a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court demanding that Nichia stop spreading false allegations and seeking an award of damages. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 05, 2011

Everlight Fights Back Against Nichia in LED Patent Battle

After Everlight won a victory over Nichia for the patent administrative litigation (Patent No. 089036) in the Taiwan Supreme Administrative Court in October 2011, the Taiwan Supreme Court this November ruled in favor of Everlight again in the civil infringement case on Nichia’s patent in issue, which finalizes all cases regarding this patent. Furthermore, facing the situation that Nichia has affected fair competitive market mechanisms by filing patent infringement lawsuits and announcing press releases, Everlight decided to fight back. Today (12/1), Everlight brought a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court demanding that Nichia stop spreading false allegations and seeking an award of damages. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 02, 2011

Seoul Semiconductor and Philips Enter Into a Cross-License Agreement

Today, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced that they and Royal Philips Electronics have agreed to settle their pending legal cases and to enter into a cross-license agreement covering patents relating to specific LED technology areas. Under this arrangement, each party gains access to a substantial part of the other party's patent portfolios for various LED level technologies. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 02, 2011

Seoul Semiconductor and Philips Enter Into a Cross-License Agreement

Today, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced that they and Royal Philips Electronics have agreed to settle their pending legal cases and to enter into a cross-license agreement covering patents relating to specific LED technology areas. Under this arrangement, each party gains access to a substantial part of the other party's patent portfolios for various LED level technologies. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 02, 2011

Rejection of Osram’s Infringement Case vs. Dominant Issued by OLG Karlsruhe

The OLG Karlsruhe and the Landgericht Mannheim has confirmed that 10 of the claims against DOMINANT are not valid. As a result of the proceedings, the Federal Patent Court of Germany have also nullified 4 out of 7 Osram intellectual property rights and the European Patent Office has revoked one. Osram has been ordered to pay court fees. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 02, 2011

Rejection of Osram’s Infringement Case vs. Dominant Issued by OLG Karlsruhe

The OLG Karlsruhe and the Landgericht Mannheim has confirmed that 10 of the claims against DOMINANT are not valid. As a result of the proceedings, the Federal Patent Court of Germany have also nullified 4 out of 7 Osram intellectual property rights and the European Patent Office has revoked one. Osram has been ordered to pay court fees. Read more »

News-Spot | Nov 24, 2011

The Inventor of the White LED Celebrates his 80th Birthday

Congratulations to the 80th birthday of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schneider who invented the white LED which is composed of a single semiconductor chip His invention illuminates the world: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schneider, former head of department at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and inventor of the white LED, celebrates his 80th birthday at 25.11.2011. Read more »

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