2016-12-21

Morgan Stanley Warns of China’s Smartphone Market Oversupply Situation in 2017

Big Chinese smartphone brands bullish revenue growth targets for 2016-2017 could cause oversupply of unsold phones, warned a Morgan Stanley analyst.
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2016-12-21

Nichia Clinches Two Legal Victories against Everlight in German District Courts

Leading Japanese LED chip manufacturer Nichia announced today it had won two separate YAG LED patent disputes against Everlight subsidiaries in the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany.
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2016-12-21

MLS Scales up Investments in Aucksun Opto to Strengthen LED Chip Supply

MLS (also known as Forest Lighting) announced Tuesday, the company will be pumping in another RMB 500 million (US $71.95 million) in a subsidiary of Chinese LED chip manufacturer Aucksun Opto to expand in the upstream LED sector.
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2016-12-21

Cree Settles Patent Dispute with Feit Electric, Signs License Agreement

Cree, a leader in LED lighting, announced that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement and false advertising lawsuit with Feit Electric Company. The settlement ends U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") investigation No. 337-TA-947 (“Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof”) against Feit and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology and the corresponding lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
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2016-12-20

Taiwanese LED Sapphire Manufacturers Struggle from Oversupply Issues

The sapphire substrate application industry hit a low point when Apple abandoned employing sapphire screens in its new generation iPhones, many Taiwanese sapphire manufacturers have bear the brunt from the abrupt decision, reported Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.
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2016-12-20

Seoul Semiconductor Warns 29 Companies over Patent Infringement

Large LED companies are increasingly turning to strategies focused on filing patent infringement lawsuits against competitors, Korean LED giant Seoul Semiconductor has become the latest company to take legal action against 29 firms worldwide for infringing backlight, filament, LED chip and package patents, reported Business Korea.
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2016-12-20

Seoul Semiconductor Appoints New CEO for Europe Operations

Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from Nov. 11, 2016.
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2016-12-20

Veeco Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Osram Opto to Supply MOCVDs to New Malaysia Facility

Veeco Instruments announced  that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH has completed an agreement naming Veeco as the supplier for Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and Precision Surface Processing (PSP) systems needed for high-volume LED production in Kulim. As part of the agreement, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has ordered multiple TurboDisc® EPIK®700 Gallium Nitride (GaN) MOCVD, and WaferStorm® 3306 PSP Wet Process systems.
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2016-12-20

RVLT Completes LED Retrofit Projects for Religious Organizations

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVLT) ("Revolution Lighting"), a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced that it has recently completed LED retrofit projects for religious facilities within New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, totaling US $800,000. This includes the comprehensive LED lighting retrofit, led by its distributor GB Energie LED, of the Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church ("the Church") facilities, based in Temple Hills, Maryland.
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2016-12-20

Dinos Café Receives Rebates from LED Lighting Installations

Dinos Café, a popular old-fashion American diner located in Bloomingdale, Illinois replaced their outdated 250 watt HID lights on their rooftop with weather resistant, vibrant, state-of-the-art color changing 30w Serenity LED floodlights. These LED floodlights are remote-controlled with 32 different color options and are part of the Serenity LED Rainbow Series. Serenity LED, a U.S. based innovative lighting company, manufactured these LED Floodlights and used a US Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business to install the lights.
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2016-12-19

Kingsun Optoelectronic to Acquire Multinational Education Enterprise NIT Group

After halting trade on the Chinese bourse for four consecutive months, Kingsun Optoelectronics recently announced its Hong Kong subsidiary will be acquiring China’s leading international education enterprise NIT Group for RMB 2.9 billion (US $41.76 million)
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2016-12-19

Massachusetts Announces US $11.4 M for Municipal LED Streetlight Conversion

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced US $11.4 million in grant funding opportunities to help cities and towns across Massachusetts convert traditional streetlights to LED technology through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program. DOER has partnered with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Energy New England (ENE), and four Municipal Light Plant (MLP) communities to administer the grant funding to municipalities that currently own their traditional streetlights and expedite streetlight conversions.
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2016-12-16

Odisha State Government in India Rolls out Subsidized LED Luminaire Project

The Odisha Government will supply energy efficient LED tube lights and ceiling fans at subsidized rates, said state government Energy Secretary Rajesh Verma.
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2016-12-16

National Lighting Bureau Appoints New Chairman

 David Errigo, vice president of sales for luminaire manufacturer LumenOptix, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government.
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2016-12-15

Foxconn-Sharp to Halt LCD TV Panel Supplies to Samsung in 2017

Foxconn subsidiary Sharp will no longer be supplying LCD panels to Samsung Electronics starting in 2017, a report from The Japan Times cited industry sources saying.
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2016-12-14

Large Taiwanese Secondary Optic Manufacturer Invests NT $150M in Factory Expansions

Higher living standards in the modern world has transformed luminaires from a simple light source, to a lighting device that provides mood setting ambient lighting, visual stimulation, create a comfortable environment lit with soft light beams. These developments are making secondary optic designs in luminaires increasingly important, Taiwan-based Chung Kuang Optics (CKO) which specializes in the art of lighting designs, assisted manufacturers in their international branding strategies to make premium products. The company’s investments to build a new facility in 2017 has also caught industry attention.
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2016-12-14

India to Extend LED Efficiency Program to Eight Other Countries

India, one of the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gasses, aims to extend its lighting efficiency program to seven other Asian countries and the UK with aid from the World Bank, reported Bloomberg.
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2016-12-14

Maharashtra Ranks Second in LED Bulb Distribution in India

Maharashtra state in India became the second largest distributor of LED bulbs in the nation-wide campaign to slash energy consumption, reported The Hindu.
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2016-12-12

LEDinside Analyses Lumileds Sale to Apollo Global Management to Strengthen Asian OEM Partnerships

Royal Philips concluded its LED component business sale after the takeover was delayed for nearly one year, due to national security concerns raised by The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUs) earlier in January this year.
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2016-12-12

ETI Carves Off Int’l Lighting Business

Redirecting focus onto the Chinese LED lighting market, Elech-Tech International (ETI) announced it will be transferring all its international lighting business assets to its Hong Kong subsidiary and sell the company to Jadestone China High-technology Industry Investment Fund (Jadestone).
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2016-12-12

[Breaking News] Apollo Global Management to Acquire Lumileds for US $2B

Royal Philips announced that it has signed an agreement to sell an 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting, to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries: “Apollo”). Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest* in Lumileds. 
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2016-12-12

Nigerian State to Profit Annually From LED Displays

The Delta State Government in Nigeria announced recently it will be raking in 65 million Naira (US $ 206,185.85) annually from its LED display boards installed throughout the state, reported Channels21 TV.
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2016-12-12

French Technology Clusters Route Des Lasers and Elopsys Merge to Form Alpha-RLH

ALPHA-RLH (Route des Lasers & des Hyperfréquences) is a newly formed technology cluster specializing in photonics, lasers, microwave and digital technologies. It is the result of a merger between two French competitiveness clusters, Route des Lasers and Elopsys.
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2016-12-12

NYISO Reports Holiday Lighting Adds 750-800 MW to City Energy Consumption

Holiday lighting is expected to add 750-800 megawatts (MW) to the level of electricity used by New Yorkers this season, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) reports.
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2016-12-12

Brighton and Hove Council in UK Cuts Costs with Super Smart Streetlights

Brighton and Hove Council in UK is set to save more than GBP 200,000 (US $ 251,720) a year and slash its energy and carbon footprint by introducing new LED street lighting.
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2016-12-09

Jiangsu Huasheng Tianlong Photoelectric Receives Large Order for Monocrystalline Silicon Growth Furnace

Chinese equipment manufacturer Jiangsu Huasheng Tianlong Photoelectric sealed a large monocrystalline silicon growth furnace order from equipment manufacturer SuperBrain valuing RMB 186 million (US $29.95 million).
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2016-12-09

Grand Chip Investment Drops Aixtron Acquisition Deal

AIXTRON, one of the world’s leading providers of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that Grand Chip Investment GmbH (GCI) declared today that the voluntary public takeover offer for the acquisition of all shares, including all shares represented by ADSs, of AIXTRON SE (AIXTRON) by GCI published on July 29, 2016 has lapsed due to the non-fulfillment of an offer condition.
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2016-12-08

Lianovation Sues Hanen Digital For Failure to Return Earnest Payment After Calling off Takeover

Chinese LED manufacturer Lianovation filed a suit against Hanen Digital Interconnect Culture (Hanen Digital) for not returning earnest money after the two organizations canceled an acquisition deal, reported Chinese-language media Sinai.
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2016-12-08

Philips Lighting Makes up Manufacturing Shortage in India with Made in China Bulbs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, to promote local manufacturing of LED bulbs fell flat when suppliers could not keep up with the large volume of demands, reported The Quint.
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2016-12-07

Obama Blocks Grand Chip Investment Acquisition of Aixtron

The chances of Chinese investor Grand Chip Investment (GCI) acquiring Aixtron are looking rather slim, following U.S. President Barack Obama recent order that bans the business transaction, reported Bloomberg.
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The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.READ MORE

Shenzhen Bentuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd (BT-lux), a professional vendor of high-end panel lights in Shenzhen, recently released a "Quadruple-proof" panel light, S16-H series. Here Quadruple-proof means waterproof, dust-proof, ... READ MORE