2018-09-21

Plessy Selects Aixtron’s MOCVD System for GaN-on-Si Development Targeting Micro LED Applications

Plessey has been speeding up its progress of Micro LED technology development. After announcing the partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) for the backplanes, Plessey has ordered MOCVD equipment from AIXTRON SE to boost its manufacturing capability of GaN-on-Si wafers targeting Micro LED applications.
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2018-09-21

Seoul Semiconductor Claims Its Right of LED Technologies in the U.S.

Seoul Semiconductor has announced that the U.S. Federal District Court for Nevada issued a judgment in favor of the company against Philcor T.V. & Electronic Leasing, a company that sells LED lighting products.
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2018-09-20

MEAN WELL to Welcome Visitors at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair during October 27 - 30

The 20th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be staged from 27 to 30 October 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year, not only does MEAN WELL booth locate at 5th floor The LED & Green Lighting zone with booth No. 5C-D06, but we are also going to show up at 1st floor Hall of Aurora with booth No. 1C-D25 to present brand image as your reliable power partner. Welcome to visit us during the fair. 
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2018-09-18

Osram Emphasizes Its Focus on Semiconductor Development

Osram has been addressing its position as a high-tech company. At the Osram Opto Semiconductors Market and Technology Day in Munich, Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, noted again that, “Osram is very well positioned strategically and financially for the technologies and trends of the future. We are becoming the leading photonics champion. Our semiconductor segment OS forms the technological backbone of our strategic development."
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2018-09-18

Updates for Signify’s Share Repurchase Program

Signify has continuously updated the progress of its share repurchase program which was announced by the company on July 30, 2018. 
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2018-09-14

LEDVANCE Supplies LED Luminaires to Carlsberg for High Quality Lighting and Energy Saving

LEDVANCE has provided its LED lighting to the logistics center of Carsberg, the Danish beer producer, to cut down about 50 percent lighting energy consumption for the beer company.
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2018-09-13

Osram Showcases Automotive Lighting Applications at Automechanika 2018

Osram is presenting its latest automotive lighting products at Automechanika, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for the automotive service industry held biennially in Frankfurt, Germany. This year the event is taking place during September 11-15 with more than 5,000 exhibitors joining the fair. 
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2018-09-12

Plessey Announces Partnership with Jasper Display for Monolithic Micro LED Displays

Plessey Semiconductors has reported its partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) for using JDC’s silicon backplane to drive the monolithic Micro LED displays produced by Plessey’s proprietary GaN-on-Si wafers. 
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2018-09-11

Sensor Electronic Technology Files Patent Lawsuit against UV LED Sterilizer

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against two companies, Bolb and Quantum Egg (Q-egg), in the U.S. District Court in California, accusing them of selling UV LED sterilizer products which infringe LED patents of SETi. 
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2018-09-10

Play Nitride Launches RGB Micro LED Full Color Display at SEMICON Taiwan

Play Nitride has showcased several RGB Micro LED full color displays for automotive applications at SEMICON Taiwan 2018. The company has presented its capability of Micro LED chip production and mass transfer with its unique PixeLED Display technology. 
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2018-09-07

Driver Monitoring System Embeds Osram’s IR LED for Semi-Autonomous Driving

Osram Opto Semiconductors has provided its IR LED and LED components to Joyson Safety Systems, a U.S. based mobile safety system provider, on its steering wheel to develop a semi-autonomous system to the new Cadillac CT6. The steering wheel equipped with the IR LED can monitor driver’s behaviors to ensure safety. 
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2018-09-05

Veeco to Change Its Executive Leadership Team

MOCVD equipment provider Veeco has announced that the company will make a change in its executive leadership team. The current Chairman and CEO John Peeler will become Executive Chairman, and the current President, William J. Miller, will take the role of CEO and join the company’s board of directors. Moreover, Shubham (Sam) Maheshwari will be named COO while continuing his current role as CEO. 
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2018-09-04

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Lawsuit against U.S. TV Retailer

Seoul Semiconductor has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Texas, USA, against Fry’s Electronics, a U.S. based retail company of consumer electronics. Seoul Semiconductor has accused Fry’s Electronics of selling LED TV products which infringed Seoul Semiconductor’s LED patents.
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2018-09-04

Signify Expands Smart Lighting System Network with New Worldwide Partners

Signify has transformed from a luminaires supplier into an intelligent lighting system provider, offering solutions for lighting systems and services. Its “Friends of Hue” program has demonstrated an ecosystem to intensify the connections of the company and other international and interdisciplinary partners for expanding smart lighting network. 
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2018-09-04

AIXTRON Supplies MOCVD Equipment to HLJ for VCSEL Production Expansion

HLJ Technology Co, a Taiwanese VCSEL epitaxy and chip producer has ordered AIXTRON’s MOCVD sets to increase its wafer capacity and its epitaxial wafer size production line for VCSEL. 
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2018-09-03

Magna and Rohinni Form Joint Venture to Develop Micro LED Lighting Solutions for Automotive Applications

Canadian automotive components supplier Magna and Micro LED startup Rohinni have announced to form a joint venture for producing thin and flexible Micro LED lighting solutions for vehicles. 
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2018-08-29

Nichia’s YAG Patent was Confirmed in Germany

With judgment dated July 19, 2018 (docket number 2 Ni 55/16 (EP)), the German Federal Patent Court fully confirmed the validity of the German part of Nichia’s YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929). As a consequence, the court completely rejected the nullity action of Everlight Electronics Europe, the German subsidiary of Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight. The judgment of the Federal Patent Court is not final and can be appealed.
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2018-08-27

Epistar Corporation Announces Settlement of Patent Litigation with V-TAC USA Corp.

Epistar Corporation (“Epistar”) announced today that it agreed to settle its patent litigation against V-TAC USA Corp. (“V-TAC”) pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, for the infringement of Epistar’s light-emitting diode (“LED”) filament patents.
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2018-08-27

Nichia’s Latest Optisolis LEDs Receive Recognition from the IES

Nichia Corporation has announced that two of its latest LED families have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for their unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting, per the IES 2018 Progress Report. The IES has noted the innovation and development of Nichia’s Optisolis™ series of LEDs and its discrete colors of the Direct Mountable Chip series of LEDs.
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2018-08-22

Lumileds Wins Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award (PIA) for Matrix Platform Integrated Light Guides

Architectural SSL announced today that Lumileds has won a 2018 Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural SSL magazine for its line of Integrated Light Guides under the Matrix Platform Advanced Technologies.
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2018-08-21

Cree Offers US$500 Million Convertible Senior Notes

Cree announced that the company intends to offer US$500 million aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers. In addition, the initial purchasers of the Notes will be granted by Cree an option to purchase up to an additional US$75 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes, for settlement within a 13-day period from, and including, the date on which the Notes are first issued.
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2018-08-20

Hella to Introduce Intelligent Lighting and Electronics Solutions for Commercial Vehicles

Lighting and electronics specialist HELLA will present intelligent lighting and electronics solutions for trucks, trailers and buses at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, which will take place during September 20-27th in Hanover, Germany.
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2018-08-17

Ultravision Expands Capacities in Dallas for Its Made in America Commitment

Ultravision International, a U.S. based manufacturer and distributor of LED displays and LED lighting, has announced its capacity expansion in Dallas which will boost its production and increase the workforce of the company.
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2018-08-17

Heliospectra to Provide LED Lighting Solutions for Australian Cannabis Researcher

Heliospectra has announced that the company received orders from an Australian manufacturer and researcher who provide products and services to the international pharmaceutical industry. The Australian company has invested around US$ 78,000 for Heliospectra’s ELIXIA LED lighting solution.
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2018-08-15

Cree Announces Financial Results for Its Fiscal Year 2018

Cree has reported a revenue of US$409 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, ended June 24, 2018 with an increase of 14% YoY and 15% QoQ. The revenue for the whole fiscal year was US$ 1.49 billion, which represents a 1% increase YoY. 
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2018-08-14

Lumileds Wins Jury Verdict of Liability for Intellectual Property Theft Against Elec-Tech International

Lumileds has won the verdict against a Chinese company who stole trade secrets of Lumileds’ LED technology and was awarded US$ 66 million, as judged by the Superior Court of the State of California. 
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2018-08-13

Sylvania Builds Lighting Laboratory in Costa Rica

Lighting solution provider Sylvania has opened a high-tech laboratory for innovative lighting products design and manufacturing in Costa Rica.
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2018-08-13

Zumtobel Provides Lighting as a Service for Swiss Helicopter

Austrian lighting solution supplier Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) reported that it will provide optimized lighting solutions for Swiss Helicopter, an aviation firm based in Switzerland, under a lighting deal for a monthly fee, which is a “lighting-as-a-service” contract reflects the growing appeal of service related businesses in the lighting industry.
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2018-08-09

Swedish Grower Invests in Heliospectra’s LED Horticulture Lighting Solution

Heliospectra announced that a Swedish vertical farming company, Ljusgårda AB, has placed a SEK 1.3 million (US$ 143,552) order for LED lighting solution of Heliospectra.
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2018-08-08

Tridonic Releases Flexible LED Module and Provides LED Luminaires for a Swiss University

Tridonic has launched a new flexible linear LED module, LLE FLEX IP67 EXCITE, which can be installed in moisture-prone environments with its water and dust protection feature. 
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For the LED driver product line, wide AC voltage input range (180 ~ 528VAC) HVGC family, MEAN WELL now launches HVGC-650 series to offer more choices of high power products.

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