2016-08-30

U.S. Court Rules Enplas to Compensate Seoul Semiconductor US $4M in Damages in Patent Invalidation Case

Seoul Semiconductor (“Seoul”) continuously invalidated Japanese lens maker Enplas’s LED lens patents again in U.S. and Europe, and obtained the final infringement judgment from a U.S. Federal court holding that Enplas willfully infringed Seoul’s backlight system and lens patents, which has consolidated Seoul’s victory in global backlight lens patent litigations.
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2016-08-30

Lifco Acquires Norwegian LED Supplier Nordesign

Lifco has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of Norwegian Nordesign AS, a supplier of LED-lighting to the Scandinavian market.
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2016-08-30

Ledman Acquires VisionChina Media

VisionChina Media ("VisionChina Media" or the "Company"), China's largest out-of-home digital television and advertising network on mass transportation systems and the leading provider of urban mass transit Wi-Fi, announced that its consolidated variable interest entity, VisionChina Media Group ("VisionChina Media Group") has entered into a new equity transfer agreement and a new profit compensation agreement (the "New Agreements") with Ledman Optoelectronic.
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2016-08-26

Equipment Shortages Pushes Back Sharp’s OLED Production

Sharp might be adjusting its OLED panel production plan, and move the production plant in Taiwan to a joint venture factory with Foxconn in Japan, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-08-26

Two GaN Systems’ Founders Retire

Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems into the world leading manufacturer of GaN power transistors and supplier to more than 500 customers, serial entrepreneurs Patterson and Roberts will leave their operating roles. Patterson will retain a position on GaN Systems’ Board of Directors, while Roberts will remain available to the company as an emeritus contributor.
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2016-08-26

Cree Recalls 112,500 LED T8 Tube Lights in North America Over Burn Hazard

Cree recalls about 112,500 LED T8 tube lights in U.S. and Canada over burn hazard issues.
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2016-08-26

[Flash News] Feilo Acoustic, cnlight and Foshan Lighting Investment Announcements

Chinese LED manufacturers Feilo Acoustic, cnlight and Foshan Lighting announced their latest financial investments and developments.
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2016-08-25

Auckson Opto Revenue and Gross Margin Drop in 1H16

Auckson Opto recently announced its revenue for first half of 2016, which revealed its revenue and gross margin all declined.
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2016-08-25

AUO: Taiwan Government Needs to Lift Display Financing Restrictions for AMOLED Industry to Take off

AUO Chairman and CEO Paul Peng applauded Taiwan’s Ministry of Economics Affairs (MOEA) plan of vertically integrating the country’s OLED supply chain, but cautioned the Taiwanese government needs to implement concrete measures and follow through, during the opening ceremony of Touch Taiwan 2016.
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2016-08-25

WELLMAX and SAMSUNG’s Cooperation Steps up with Focus on LED Bulbs

On August 24th, 2016, Global Sales Manager Steve Byun, Lighting Marketing Manager Brandon Lee and R&D engineers from Samsung Electronics (SAMSUNG) visited Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX) located at Pudong New District, Shanghai. They were greeted by the CEO of WELLMAX, Yamin Wang, and WELLMAX R&D engineers.
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2016-08-25

Korea-Qatar LED Project Latest Developments

A LED plant valuing US $34 million that will be constructed in Qatar soon, will be initially have an annual production capacity of 500,000 units, said South Korean ambassador Heung Kyeong Park.
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2016-08-25

Hawaii Goes Ahead with LED Streetlight Conversion

Honolulu, a city in Hawaii, U.S., abruptly scheduled a plan to convert Oahu’s streetlights to LEDs about nine months ago but the lighting installation was delayed, due to contract issues, reported Hawaii News Now.
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2016-08-24

San’an Opto Revenue and Net Profits Soar in 1H16

San’an Opto announced during first half of 2016, the company revenue was up 21.25% to reach RMB 2.78 billion (US $471.81 million), which was mainly from increased production capacity.  
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2016-08-24

Next Generation iPhone to Copy Samsung’s Curved OLED Screen Design?

Apple might be launching a premium iPhone model with a curved OLED screen display, similar to that seen in top competitor Samsung Electronics, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-08-24

MLS Signs RMB 5.5B LED Plant Construction Deal with Yiwu Industrial Park Committee

MLS and Yiwu Industrial Park Committee in China signed a LED agreement on Tuesday morning, reported China Yiwu Website.
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2016-08-24

Landing International Development to Downsize Lighting Business as it Incurs Dire Losses in 1H16

Landing International Development posted a large net loss, despite its revenues rising 3.07 times annually in first six months of 2016 to reach HK $445 million (US $57.39 million).
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2016-08-23

Rio Olympics Shed Lights on Chinese Lighting Manufacturers Opportunities in South America

Olympic Games Rio 2016 propelled Chinese lighting manufacturers into the international sports arena with many lighting up Olympic venues and landmarks, and helped manufacturers break the OEM stereotype in the eyes of international clients, reported Chinese language media 21st Century Business Herald.
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2016-08-23

Jufei Opto LED Lighting Gross Profit Drops in 1H16

Jufei Opto announced its total revenue soared 57.32% Year-on-Year to reach RMB 654.96 million (US $98.62 million) in first half of 2016, but its gross margin declined during the period.
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2016-08-22

CWTC LED Leadframe Business Delivers Solid Growth in 2016

Chang Wah Technology (CWTC) LED leadframe business has shown strong growth this year, as the company makes breakthroughs in pre-molded leadframe technology, reported Money DJ.com.
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2016-08-22

Indian Bulb Maker Eveready Acquires Large Order from EESL

Indian LED manufacturer Eveready Industries acquired a large order of 1.3 million LED tube lights from the state-owned power company Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL), reported Business Standard.
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2016-08-22

PEA Encom in Thailand to Kick off New LED Bulb Production Plant

A subsidiary of Thailand’s Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), PEA Encom International, announced it will be establishing LED lighting products and solar panels manufacturing facilities, reported The Nation.
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2016-08-22

New LED Streetlight Framework Goes Live in Scotland

A new national framework to help councils drive forward major energy efficient street light replacements has gone live.
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2016-08-22

iNEMI Global Appoints Board of Directors for a Second Term

Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, announces the election of their Vice President of Energy Technologies, Ravi M. Bhatkal, Ph.D., to the iNEMI Global Board of Directors for a second term.
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2016-08-19

AOT Losses Money in 2Q16

Top LED manufacturer AOT posted stable revenues for second quarter, but bad product portfolio and pressure to lower prices, lead to sliding gross margins and net losses.
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2016-08-19

National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors Rebrands Organization Name

In order to reflect its true value to the lighting industry, the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors has changed its name to the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors, the organization announced today.
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2016-08-18

Three Chinese LED Manufacturers Revenue Performance for 1H16

Chinese LED manufacturers Nationstar, Opple Lighting and Ocean King all unveiled their latest earnings for first half of 2016.
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2016-08-18

Everlight to File Another Patent Invalidation Case against Nichia in Germany

Everlight announced that it will be filing another suit to invalidate Nichia’s YAG LED patent in Germany.
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2016-08-18

Chinese Manufacturers Catch up in GaN Technology

Chinese manufacturers technology have advanced in the past year to result in large GaN price fluctuations, and have entered III-V EPI-wafer synthesizing industry to build a comprehensive IoT and telecommunication supply chain in the upstream sector.
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2016-08-17

Opple Lighting Raises RMB 864M through its First IPO

Opple Lighting successfully closed its first IPO and raised RMB 864 million (US $130.26 million) after issuing 58 million shares, the company stated.
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2016-08-17

Apple Adoption of OLED Might be Limited in iPhone 8

OLED displays might not be found on all iPhone 8 that is rumored to be launched in September 2017, according to a Barron’s blog article.
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