News-Spot | Business News | Apr 17, 2015

San'an Licenses Japanese LED Patent Portfolio to Luminus Devices

Band state view and a view showing a state density distribution of carriers according to the second embodiment of the invention of U.S. Patent No. 6,081,540 San'an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has licensed the United States patents of an LED patent portfolio it recently acquired from a major Japanese company to its subsidiary, Luminus Devices, Inc. The portfolio comprises over 125 issued patents, including over thirty United States patents as well as issued patents in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Germany. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Apr 14, 2015

Out of Bounds – Design Contest

Unprecedented freedom to design with Seoul Semiconductor’s Acrich LED technology: The LED manufacturer, Seoul Semiconductor, recently launched the next generation of Acrich based products – Acrich3. Compared to the previous generation the LED series has been significantly enhanced and has positioned itself in the area of “Smart Lighting”. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 13, 2015

Plessey Expands Its Distribution Network to Turkey

Plessey Semiconductors announced today that it has entered into a sales representative agreement with ROM Electronik Ltd., an electronics distributor and provider of advanced complete solutions headquartered close to Istanbul, to expand its European network with coverage in the Turkish market for its GaN-on-Silicon LED products. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 06, 2015

Xicato Expands Production Lines to Meet Growing Demand for XIM and XTM

Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announced today that it has expanded its XIM and XTM LED module production capabilities four fold with line expansion in the Philippines. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 03, 2015

Welcome to the Future of Light - A Letter from Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre

I am pleased to announce that as of April 1, Philips Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting division have officially joined forces to form a new company: Lumileds. Our combined strengths promise to keep us on the leading edge as we continue to shape the future of light. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Mar 30, 2015

KOTRA Offers Travel Incentives to Qualified Buyers Attending LED/OLED EXPO

In its 13th year, LED & OLED Expo is expected to draw approximately 350 companies from Asia, Europe and the U.S The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) is ready to help pay your way to attend LED & OLED Expo 2015. KOTRA is offering a tiered incentive program, including airfare and hotel accommodations, for qualified buyers to attend the LED & OLED Expo which will be held June 23-26, 2015 at KINTEX, located outside Seoul, Korea. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Mar 27, 2015

GILE 2015 Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Adressing the Future of Light

For their 20th anniversary, GILE is striving for an even more dedicated event program Evolution of the lighting and LED industries has been significant, and both are becoming more valuable by going beyond basic illumination. Technological advancements are enhancing lighting focuses on energy efficiency and aesthetics to include a transformation to a form of communication. The future of lighting will be integrated into users’ daily lives and enhance well-being, and presents numerous opportunities for users to directly interact with lighting to create dynamic ambience, optimise work performance, heighten security and improve health. The 20th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, scheduled to run from 9 – 12 June 2015 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, is the most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event in Asia. As such, the fair is positioned to help industry players recognise new market opportunities. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 26, 2015

Nanoco and Marl Cooperate to Develop Lighting Products with Cadmium-free Quantum Dots

Quantum dots are recognized to being a promising solution for tuning white light from LEDs for a high CRI and improved light quality Nanoco Group plc, a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, and Marl International, a pioneer of the LED lighting industry, today announced that they have entered into a partnership to bring novel LED lighting products to market. The new products will feature Nanoco’s cadmium-free quantum dot technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 19, 2015

Lambda Research Corp. Collaborates with LUXeXceL to Produce Printed Optics

A custom lens array designed by TracePro and printed by LUXeXceL Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of the TracePro illumination and optical design software, has collaborated with LUXeXceL to produce customized 3D printed plastic optics. Read more »

News-Spot | Event Announcement | Mar 17, 2015

EBV Invites to the First EBV Lighting Academy

The EBV Lighting Academy is supported by Luger Research / LED professional EBV is excited and pleased to inform you that we, EBV Elektronik’s Vertical Segment Lighting, want to invite you to our first EBV Lighting Academy event at March, the 23rd and 24th in Munich. It’s a 2-day-seminar full of speeches and presentations that will provoke the most interest in LED luminaire, lamp and system designers. The purpose of our seminar is to educate you in Solid State Lighting technology and inform you about the latest trends and developments, but also entering into a dialogue to understand and elaborate on your needs and requirements. It’s primarily targeting an R&D audience, so the content of the presentations is of deep technical nature. Presentations are held by university professors and high-class industry experts. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 11, 2015

Epistar Licenced ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si Epiwafer Technology

Epistar licenced GaN-on-Si technology from ALLOS Semiconductors and concluded the first phases of the technology transfer successfully Leading LED maker Epistar Corporation, Taiwan and the engineering and consulting company ALLOS Semiconductors, Germany announced today that Epistar licensed ALLOS’ unique gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology and that the initial phases of the technology transfer project have already been concluded successfully. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Event News | Mar 10, 2015

Essemtec to Present Innovations at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2015

One of Essemtec's highlights at the fair is the Paraquda G2. It is the world’s first machine that combines three different processes within one platform Essemtec AG, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronic assembly and packaging, will exhibit at booth #7.135 at SMT/HYBRID/PACKAGING, scheduled to take place May 5-7, 2015 in Nuremberg. Company representatives will demonstrate the latest generation of Paraquda pick-and-place system and Scorpion dispensing system. Other highlights will be the new SMT storage device Cubus Large and the new highly flexible and cost-effective pick-and-place system Lynx. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Mar 06, 2015

ALT Presents Lighting Solutions for Harsh Environment at Taiwan INT’L Lighting Show 2015

Exemplary collection of ALT's LED products that are on display at the Taiwan International Lighting Fair Leading High-Power LED lighting manufacturer Aeon Lighting Technology Inc. is attending 2015 Taiwan International Lighting Fair to showcase its LED illuminations designed to operate in harsh conditions for both indoor and outdoor use. Lightings equipped with higher brightness, IP68 waterproof, anti minus 65°C low temperature and anti-explosion function are expected to attract buyer’s attention. The fair will be a chance for professional LED buyers and LED end-users to see and experience ALT’s all-new high-quality lighting products. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 04, 2015

Samsung Electronics Expands Digital Display Portfolio with YESCO Electronics Acquisition

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its acquisition of Logan, Utah-based YESCO Electronics, LLC, a leading LED sign and display manufacturer with more than 2,000 installations across the U.S. and abroad. The acquisition reinforces Samsung’s entry into the LED display market, extending the reach of the company’s pioneering technologies and expertise beyond large-format displays (LFDs) using LCD panels, where the company has been the worldwide market leader for six consecutive years. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 02, 2015

Dutch Chipmaker NXP to Buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction which values the combined enterprise at just over $40 billion1. The merger creates a high performance mixed signal semiconductor industry leader, with combined revenue of greater than $10 billion. The merged entity will become the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and the market leader in general purpose microcontroller (MCU) products. The combined company will capitalize on the growing opportunities created by the accelerating demand for security, connectivity and processing. Read more »

FEATURED

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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