2017-03-27

EVERLIGHT Opens Automotive Factory in Taiwan

EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, is dedicated to R&D of automotive LED products and providing a comprehensive portfolio of automotive products for its either interior or exterior applications. 
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2017-03-27

Record Number of Countries and Territories Join Earth Hour’s Tenth Anniversary

An unprecedented 187 countries and territories came together for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March to take a stand for climate action. More than 3,000 landmarks switched off their lights and millions of individuals, businesses and organizations across seven continents stepped forward to change climate change. Online, #EarthHour and related terms generated over 1.1 billion impressions in 24 hours, trending in at least 30 countries worldwide.
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2017-03-27

ChipMOS Shanghai Equity Interest Transfer Completed to Tsinghua Unigroup LED Strategic Investors

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and NASDAQ: IMOS) announced the completion of its previously disclosed equity interest transfer to a group of investors led by Tsinghua Unigroup ("Strategic Investors").
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2017-03-27

Lextar to Announce LED PES Headlamp Module

Vertically integrated LED manufacturer Lextar announces the latest LED Poly-Ellipsoid Headlight System (PES) headlamp module. Tailored for automotive and motorcycle headlights, the brand-new LED PES headlight module is equipped with Lextar’s independently designed optical lens that can boost maximum luminance to 70,000cd. 
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2017-03-27

Nobel Winner Shuji Nakamura Offers Advice on How Taiwanese LED Makers Can Stay Ahead of Competition

The range of LED products continues to expand, which opens up a great deal of business opportunities especially in the solid-state lighting sector. Struggling for market share, major Chinese LED manufacturers have been cutting down prices of their goods, making it even more difficult for Taiwanese makers to compete.
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2017-03-24

City in Kansas to Convert All Street Lights to LED Models

The future of Prairie Village, a city in Johnson County, Kansas, may look even brighter later this year. The Prairie Village City Council recently approved the plan to purchase 1,736 new LED street lights from Philips Lighting that will be installed citywide.
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2017-03-24

HK Spring Lighting Fair to Showcase Innovative and Smart Lighting Products

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo, will kick off at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in April.
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2017-03-23

Nazdar Ink Technologies to Reveal Latest Ink Innovations at FESPA 2017

Nazdar Ink Technologies will exhibit brand new and established digital inkjet and screen-printing inks and examples of its special effects portfolio at the upcoming FESPA 2017 show.
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2017-03-23

DOE Publishes Report on the Energy Reporting Capability of PoE Connected Lighting Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the first part of a study to explore the energy reporting capability of commercially marketed Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting systems. 
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2017-03-23

Energy Planning Associates Announces New OEM Brand MODE Manufacturing

Energy Planning Associates announced the launch of MODE Manufacturing, a sub brand that focuses on turnkey solutions for OEM partners within the LED lighting market
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2017-03-23

Cree Announces Patent License Agreement with Ledvance

Cree, Inc. today announced that it signed a cross license agreement with Ledvance, Inc. under which Cree will receive ongoing royalty payments and a royalty-free license to Ledvance’s patent portfolio. In exchange, Ledvance will receive a license to Cree’s extensive portfolio of patents related to LED light bulbs and LED luminaires.
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2017-03-22

AIXTRON Receives Repeat Order from Sumitomo for GaNon-SiC Production Technology

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that it has delivered a CRIUS MOCVD system with 4-inch wafer configuration to Japanese group Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI) in order to boost the production of GaN-on-SiC (gallium nitride on silicon carbide) devices for RF data transfer applications including for the upcoming 5G wireless mobile network. The system has been put into operation in the fourth quarter 2016. 
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2017-03-22

Self-Emitting Quantum Dot TVs Will Appear on Market After 2020 When Major Technology Issues Are Expected to Have Been Addressed, Says TrendForce

Samsung at this year’s CES officially changed the name of its high-end TV lineup from “SUHD” to “QLED,” thus creating market interest on the development of the Quantum Dot (QD) display. WitsView, a division of market intelligence firm TrendForce, expects TV sets with self-emitting QD displays will arrive on the market after 2020 because of technological hurdles and environmental problems related to the recycling of the QD material. WitsView further points out that Samsung’s current QLED TVs represents just the beginning in the development of QD displays.
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2017-03-22

Outbound Chinese M&A Deals worth $75bn Cancelled in 2016

Chinese M&A boom has faced regulatory hurdles and crackdown at home and abroad. According to the latest report by global law firm Linklaters, as many as one third of Chinese overseas M&A deals by value were cancelled in 2016.
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2017-03-22

Epistar Reported Record-High Operating Margin

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar Tuesday reported financial results for both the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2016. Although net loss for the year widened, operating profit margin for the last quarter jump to 6.7%, the highest in nine quarters. The gain is significant considering the number was -33.14% in 4Q15.
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2017-03-22

VTRON Brings to Light VLED-II Video Wall

VTRON, a chinese LED video display manufacturer under the Wei Chong Group, recently launched the VLED-II video wall, in which VTRON adopted COB (chip-on-board) technology encapsulating LEDs right onto the PCB to result in a smooth surface.
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2017-03-22

Apple Touch Panel Supplier TPK Announces Joint Venture with Rival O-film

Taiwanese touch panel maker TPK Holding Co, a key supplier for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, announced Tuesday its decision to form a strategic alliance with longtime Chinese rival Shenzhen O-film Tech. The two companies will own shares of each other and provide integrated services as competitions in this sector intensify.
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2017-03-22

Join with LEDinside at 2017 Micro LED Forum for Micro LED Technology Lowdown

Ever since Micro LED emerged, LEDinside has been pouring endeavour into studying Micro LED and we have a solid grasp of most advanced insights and analyses regarding the technology. LEDinside's ongoing effort, 2016 Micro LED forum in particular, has taken the industry by storm and successfully brought to light Micro LED, the monumental technology opening up a whole new dimension in LED industry that companies around the globe look forwards to. Its application can already be seen in displays and wearable devices, yet it is just the first step.
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2017-03-22

Trans-Lux Reports Improved Results and Positive EBIDTA

Trans-Lux Corporation, a key supplier of Digital Displays and next generation LED lighting, reported improved financial results for both the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2016.  Trans-Lux President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer J.M. Allain made the announcement while also stating that both the fourth quarter and the year had positive EBITDA.
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2017-03-22

Spark Develops Unique Laser Light Headphones

Originally designed to offer safety for music listeners on a run, Spark Headphones has evolved into a fashionable accessory.
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2017-03-22

Tridonic and EON Reality show Augmented Reality app to control and provision IoT enabled industrial lighting at CeBIT

Tridonic, a leading international supplier of integral lighting solutions and EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, have partnered to develop an Augmented Reality control and provisioning interface for Tridonic’s IoT enabled industrial lighting solution, net4more. The AR application will be announced and demoed at CeBIT as part of Tridonic’s keynote: “Lighting as the backbone for the Internet of Things”.
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2017-03-22

Alectra recognizes Mackenzie Health for converting to 100% LED lighting

Mackenzie Health, a hospital serving the residents of the Regional Municipality of York Region, was presented with a cheque in the amount of $127,314 and a Certificate of Achievement from Alectra Utilities Tuesday.
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2017-03-22

ALPHABET Lighting New HUMAN-CENTRIC SERIES with BIOS

ALPHABET Lighting (formerly WILA Lighting USA) announces a new human-centric, biological lighting series specifically developed for Circadian Rhythm regulation. These new downlight products are enabled by SkyBlue technology by researchers and former NASA scientists at BIOS. BIOS has entered an exclusive agreement with Ledra Brands to provide true Circadian Rhythm lighting providing many benefits for the occupants in the space.
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2017-03-22

LEDVANCE and Samsung SmartThings Partnership Boosts Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers

A partnership between Samsung SmartThings and general lighting provider LEDVANCE sees two leading brands with a global footprint connecting to increase the interaction between lighting and other domestic activities. The result is the provision of an affordable and reliable smart home offering to UK consumers.
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2017-03-21

A Pocket-sized Retina Camera, No Dilating Required

Researchers have developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.
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2017-03-21

Xiaomi on Smart Lighting: Connect Yeelight LED Bulbs to Wi-Fi Network For Personal Lighting

Xiaomi has made its brand known in the technology industry with a multitude of products for applications over mobile phones and laptops to IoT technology and connected electronics. It would not sound as a surprise at all now Xiaomi launches its smart lighting products–Yeelight LED bulbs. In terms of personal wireless LED lighting, Xiaomi claims Yeelight LED bulb offers same quality as that of Philips Hue with more competitive CPI. The light is priced at USD 20 and is even available at discount prices on online shops such as GearBest.
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2017-03-21

Acuity Brands Demonstrates Retail Indoor Positioning System Solution with New Asset Tracking Technology at Shoptalk 2017

At Shoptalk 2017, Acuity Brands, Inc. will demonstrate its latest advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) technology for retailers, including its Indoor Positioning System (IPS) solution with its new retail asset tracking technology that enables retailers to deliver personalized shopping experiences, while significantly improving operational efficiency.
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2017-03-21

GaN Eliminates Fans and Heat Sinks in Power Electronics

The demand for more power in electronics continues to increase, while the space allowable for power continues to decrease. Power densities are increasing 3X or more in many applications. This increase in power has the collateral effect of producing more heat. More heat traditionally results in the use of higher capacity fans and bigger heat sinks to prevent overheating of the electronic components and system failure. By replacing legacy power management circuits based on silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs with gallium nitride (GaN) transistor-based circuits, customers have designed power electronic systems that deliver 3X the power in the same size, or the same power in 1/3rd the size while miniturizing or completely eliminating the requirement for fans and heat sinks.
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2017-03-21

Zimbabwe Bans the Use of Inefficient Incandescent Bulbs

In order to improve energy efficiency, the Zimbabwe government has enacted a new law banning all manufacture, trade and use of incandescent bulbs. The ban will come into effect on May 1st. It is estimated to save up to 40 megawatts of electricity.
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2017-03-21

The Climate Group Highlights the Urgency of Adopting LED Lighting

The Climate Group launched the 2017 edition of the Global LED Consultation update today to assist key stakeholders in assessing the significant energy saving potential of light emitting diode (LED) public lighting systems. 
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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