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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2018-08-08

Dutch Company Selects Plessey’s LED Horticultural Lighting to Grow Lettuce

The UK based company, Plessey, has announced its partnership with B-Four Agro, a Dutch lettuce grower, to provide its growing lights to a new greenhouse owned by its subsidiary company, B4Hydrogrow B.V, which measures 29,000 square meters.
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2018-08-07

Signify Works with NGO to Light up Refugees’ Camp in Bangladesh

By donating its solar lanterns to the refugees’ shelters in Bangladesh, Signify has helped to enhance the living conditions for more than 22,000 families so far. 
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2018-08-07

Tridonic Files Lawsuit against Ingram Micro Distribution

Tridonic Jennersdorf, a subsidiary of Tridonic and a member of the Zumtobel Group lighting group, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the German company, Ingram Micro Distribution. 
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2018-08-06

Veeco Reports Revenue Growth in 2Q18 and Expects Continuous Progress

Veeco Instrument released the financial results for its second quarter of 2018. Its revenue has grown by 40.64% YoY to US$ 157.8 million, with Non-GAAP operating income of US$ 11 million and EPS of US$ 0.15. With GAAP, the company had a net loss of US$ 237.6 million or US$ 5.02 loss per diluted share. 
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2018-08-03

Signify Provides Lighting Management System to Make Hotels Smarter

Signify launched its “interact Hospitality” system which provides smart management and services to hotels and guests. Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore has become the first hotel to commercially implement the system and to provide smart services to its guests.
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2018-08-03

Phoseon Technology to Showcase LED Curing Solutions at Touch Taiwan 2018

Phoseon Technology, the U.S. based UV LED solution provider, is going to exhibit its latest UV LED curing solutions for adhesive applications at Touch Taiwan 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. 
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2018-08-02

Nichia Receives Monetary Compensation and Terminates Patent Infringement Dispute with Harvatek in Germany Concerning the YAG Patent

In September 2010, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) started a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek Corporation (“Harvatek“) concerning Harvatek‘s white LED products
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2018-08-01

Osram to Speed Up Reorganization and Continue Growth Despite Difficult Market Environment

Osram has reported its financial result of the third quarter of its 2018 fiscal year* and announced the company’s plan to divest its luminaires business and to save cost for the coming years. 
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2018-08-01

Osram to Sell its Luminaires Business and Focus on High Technology

Osram announced on July 31 that the company decided to initiate the sale of its luminaires business and to strategically focus on the high-growth market.
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2018-07-31

Signify Buys back EUR 230 Million Share to Reduce Capital

Signify announced its start of the share repurchase program which plans to buy back up to EUR 230 million (US$ 269.59 million) of its own shares to reduce the company’s capital.
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2018-07-31

Macroblock: New LED Display Technology to Be Released in the 2nd Half of the Year

“2018 Macroblock LED Display Conference” is the most important event of the LED display industry every summer. Not only do speakers bring the latest information about trends and technology, but also Macroblock demonstrates the next-generation display cabinets that adopt the newest ICs outside the venue. The booth of Macroblock’s booth carries a lot of energy to the LED display market for 2nd half year of 2018
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2018-07-27

The Second Quarter and Half Year Results of Signify in 2018

Signify released the company’s business performance result for the second quarter and first half of 2018. The highlights are as follows: 
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2018-07-27

LG Innotek Files Patent Infringement Suit against Evergreat Inc.

LG Innotek announced that the company has filed a lawsuit against Evergreat, a U.S. based UV nail dryer manufacturer, for patent infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Evergreat used LG Innotek's LED chip technology patents in all of its 10 UV nail dryer models without its permission. 
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2018-07-26

Altman’s LED Luminaires Creates Nocturnal Lighting for Night Creatures at Zoo

At New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the Audubon Zoo opened a new exhibition named “Criaturas de la Noche” (Creatures of the Night) which is a transparent flyway installed with Altman’s Chalice LED series to create a night environment as a home for more than 200 bats. 
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

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