2015-07-14

Chinese LED Companies Rush to Resume Trade

China’s A-shares started off with a strong rebound this week, after plunging to an all-time low last Thursday and Friday. In the short term, A shares are stabilizing on the market. Many listed LED manufacturers that suspended trade to avert impacted by the volatile stock market have gradually resumed trade. More than 350 listed Chinese companies resumed trade as of Monday, according to latest statistics.
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2015-07-14

Plessey Wins UK AMSCI Grant for 8-inch GaN-on-Si Production

Plessey Semiconductors announced today that it will be leading a GBP1.3 million government funded project in conjunction with AIXTRON and Bruker Nano Surfaces Division. This project will accelerate high volume manufacturing of Plessey’s innovative LEDs created with GaN-on-Silicon technology at its Devon based manufacturing site.
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2015-07-14

Monocrystal Achieves 300 Kg Grade Sapphire Growth with KY Method

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, recently produced the world’s first 300 kg KY crystal.
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2015-07-13

Harvatek Develops New Product to Acquire Market Share in China’s Flash LED Market

Flash LEDs in smartphones have evolved from being a “marketing gimmick” to “standard equipment.” LED usage in smartphones have also jumped up from single to dual flash LEDs, and it is increasingly common for flash LEDs to be found in latest smartphone models.
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2015-07-13

BOE Proposes OLED Joint Venture with Samsung and LG

China’s biggest display manufacturer, BOE, has proposed establishing an OLED joint venture business with LG Display and Samsung Display, reported The Korea Times.
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2015-07-13

Samsung Electronics Awarded Flexible Display OLED Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Samsung Electronics a patent for flexible and bendable TV and tablet PC displays, reported Business Korea recently.
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2015-07-09

Fujitsu Smartphones Adopt Osram IR LEDs for Iris Recognition

Osram is making smartphones even smarter: Infrared technology enables mobile devices to be unlocked for the first time by scanning the iris of the user. Iris scanning is being used in the ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone from Fujitsu Limited, which is being marketed by the Japanese telecommunications company NTT DOCOMO Inc. This smartphone, which is currently only available in Japan, is the first in the world with this extremely secure functionality for consumers. Infrared light emitting diodes (IREDs) from Osram Opto Semiconductors are used as the light source. These IREDs are the only ones capable of the high power needed for iris scanning from a compact package. 
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2015-07-09

[Breaking News] Feit Electric Files LED Patent Rights Complaint Against Cree

Feit Electric Company filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina against Cree. to curb infringement of Feit Electric Company's patents.  The complaint alleges that Cree's line of 4FLOW LED light bulbs infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 8,408,748 and 9,016,901.
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2015-07-08

STG Aerospace Launches New Manufacturing and Warehouse Facility in Miami

STG Aerospace, a world leader in pioneering aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that it has opened a new U.S. manufacturing and warehousing facility in Miami. Located adjacent to the Miami International Airport runway, the new building has double the space of the company’s previous U.S.premises.
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2015-07-07

MiPow Plans to Introduce Ultra Low Priced US $8 Smart LED Bulb

The trending smart living concept has failed to enter average households because of smart devices high price tags, according to a report by ZOL.com.
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2015-07-07

4Cabling Acquires e-Commerce Business OzLighting

Australia’s largest online retailer of server racks, network cabling, and fiber optics, 4Cabling, has successfully acquired 5 year-old e-commerce lighting retailer OzLighting.
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2015-07-07

OEM Group Expands Wafer Surface Preparation for LED Automotive Lighting Manufacturers

Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today it has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio™ wet chemical processing system from several leading Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market.  With these orders, OEM Group has now successfully expanded its production proven and patented ECO-Process wafer surface preparation solutions from the established markets of Power Device, CMOS IC, and MEMS manufacturing into UBLED fabrication, a new market for Cintillio™.  The tools will be used for ozone processing of some of the most sensitive layers exposed during LED manufacturing, including exposed silver, which to date has presented LED makers with difficult challenges where surface preparation is involved.
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2015-07-07

Amerlux Lights up the City of Los Angeles with LED Streetlights

Amerlux, announced that the City of Los Angeles' Bureau of Street Lighting (BSLA) has approved the Avista for major and local street lamp retrofits.
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2015-07-06

Acolyte LED Lighting Sets up New Office in Australia

Acolyte LED has increased its global reach by adding David Virgona to its growing team. As the Australian National Sales & Technical Manager, David will be covering the markets of Australia and New Zealand.
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2015-07-06

U.S. Researchers Develops Green LED Glasses to Improve Sleep Quality of Lung Cancer Patients

When you’re having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need.
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2015-07-06

BMW Introduces Dynamic Motorcycle Brake Light by 2016

Braking and being seen by the traffic behind is of essential importance for motorcycle riders. That is why BMW Motorrad has developed the dynamic brake light as a component of the Strategy “Safety 360°”. It can warn drivers of following vehicles even better about when the motorcycle in front of them is braking.
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2015-07-06

The New Generation of XBO Cinema Projection Lamps

For 60 years xenon lamps have been at the heart of the film industry, ensuring that film stars look their best on cinema screens throughout the world. The probability is very high that the picture is being projected onto the screen with the aid of an XBO lamp from OSRAM, because OSRAM technology is used to illuminate approximately every three cinema screens. Now, OSRAM is launching a new generation of XBO cinema projection lamps offering longer life and more stable luminous efficacy. Günther Feuereisen, XBO Product Manager at OSRAM, explains the benefits of the upgraded product family.
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2015-07-03

Hot Picks of the Week June 29-July 3

Osram has entered talks with potential buyers of its lighting business, a couple of Chinese players Foshan Lighting, NVC, and Yankon Lighting have been named as companies that have shown interest. ABB is collaborating with Philips to bring smart lighting into homes in China. Several interesting research have emerged this week. Astronauts might be able to start their own vegetable gardens in space ships in the future, with specific wavelength LED grow lights from the University of Purdue. Another research team from Denmark are predicting nanowires could become the future technology for LEDs. Lastly, research on new optic designs and devices could enable future smartphones to be equipped with photosensors that determine whether a person has diabetes or pregnant. Epistar Chairman B.J. Lee outlined three major market trends at a shareholders meeting in Taipei, Taiwan this week. Lee projected the company’s orders would rebound in 3Q15, and that the number of newly added MOCVDs would reach 250 this year. He also shed light on Lumileds future market strategy following Go Scale Capital investment.
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2015-07-03

Smart Piano Guides Users through Songs with LED Keyboards

It’s finally possible to learn Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune or play pop hits such as See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth by following LED lights on The One Smart Piano.
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2015-07-02

Osram: Lighting Revolution in Cars

A lot has happened in the field of automotive lighting in recent years. Modern technologies such as LED, OLED and laser are very much on the advance. Richard Lothholz, Global Head of Sales Automotive Lamps and LED at OSRAM, answers questions about the development of automotive lighting technology.
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2015-07-01

Epistar Chairman Projects LED Orders to Rebound in 3Q15

LED market underperformed in 2Q15, due to waning backlight market during the quarter and cutthroat pricing competition in the lighting market, a CNA report cited Epistar Chairman B.J. Lee saying.
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2015-06-30

Breaking Down Material Costs in Cheap LED Luminaires

The LED industry market competition has intensified leading to price plunges, and even some LED lighting manufacturers releasing low priced products that have been given the “cabbage price” nickname, reported Chinese LED website Grand Lighting (Dazhaoming). Prices of international LED manufacturers mid to high range LED products remain high, creating a huge price difference.
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2015-06-29

ABB Collaborates with Philips to Promote the Smart Home in China

Philips’ Hue will be seamlessly integrated with ABB’s i-Jia, a smart home control system, to give Chinese consumers an amazing connected lighting experience and further the adoption of smart homes in China.
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2015-06-29

Saffron Aims to Bring Human-Centric Lighting to Consumers

Saffron aims to bring Silk, a smart LED bulb capable of color tuning to people’s circadian rhythm throughout the day onto the market by January 2016.
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2015-06-29

WAVE 2015: Osram Takes Part in the Largest Electric Vehicle Rally in the World

Osram was not only acting as an industry partner at the fifth tour of the largest electric vehicle rally in the world, the WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition), but also mingling amongst the competitors with a car fitted with OSRAM products. WAVE 2015 took place from 12 to 21 June, with a route over several locations from Plauen in Germany to St. Gallen in Switzerland.
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2015-06-26

Dutch Court Orders Government to Accelerate Carbon Emission Cut

A court in The Hague has made an unprecedented ruling and ordered the Dutch government to cut carbon emissions by at least 25% within five years, reported The Guardian.
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2015-06-25

Bulb Price Wars Drives Cree LED Business Restructure

Market competition in the North American bulb market has pressured Cree to restructure its LED business, said Roger Chu, Director, Research Division, LEDinside.
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2015-06-25

LG and Google Team Up to Promote OLED TV

LG and Google have recently formed a joint marketing campaign to promote OLED TVs, reported The Korea Times.
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2015-06-24

BMW i8 Laser Headlights Awaiting U.S. FDA Approval

A recent report from BMW Blog has quashed rumors that the laser headlights would be arriving in the U.S. market by fall this year.
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2015-06-24

LRC Evaluates Audi Advanced Headlight Systems for Transportation Lighting Alliance

Through its Transportation Lighting and Safety program, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is evaluating the potential for new lighting technologies and approaches to improve driving safety at night, including new car headlight systems. For the study, vehicle manufacturer Audi AG has provided the LRC with an A7 equipped with adaptive high beam “matrix lights” that allow drivers to benefit from using high beams all the time while selectively dimming a portion of the beam in the direction of other drivers to prevent glare. In the Audi system, the beam pattern is split into numerous individual LEDs arranged in a grid or “matrix” that adapts to the surroundings in real-time. The lighting system is being evaluated by LRC researchers this June.
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