2015-12-15

Gloucester City in Massachusetts Chooses Warmer Colored LED Streetlights over Harsh White Lights

Gloucester City located in Massachusetts, U.S. will be upgrading its streetlights to warm 3,000K LED lights, reported Gloucester Times.
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2015-12-15

UK Council Insists LED Streetlight Upgrade Despite Complaints from Residents

Despite receiving numerous criticism from residents, West Berkshire Council defended its multi-million pound LED streetlight replacement project.
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2015-12-14

Nationstar Signs Two Equipment Procurement Contracts Totaling RMB 150M

Nationstar announced it signed two separate procurement agreements with ASM Microelectronics Technical Services (Shanghai) (ASM Microelectronics) and ASM Pacific (Hong Kong Limited).
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2015-12-14

Rosen Law Firm Investigates Securities Claims against Aixtron

Rosen Law Firm, a global investor right law firm, announced recently it is investigating potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Aixtron resulting from allegations that Aixtron might have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.
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2015-12-14

Philips Shuts Down Lighting Plant in North Carolina, Halts Buyback of 21.36M Shares

Philips announced it will be closing down its lighting plant in Burgaw, Pender County in North Carolina, U.S. recently, according to a report byTriangle Business Journal.
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2015-12-11

MLS Eyes IC Semiconductor Industry and Emerging Markets

Certain LED manufacturers have turned their attention to niche lighting market applications in the wake of declining LED profits, but MLS is ambitiously vying the IC semiconductor industry and emerging markets to boost its profitability in the future.
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2015-12-11

Covestro Promoted to Germany's MDAX

Covestro will be among the 80 most important listed companies in Germany. Roughly two months after its flotation, the materials manufacturer will be included in the MDAX stock market index as of December 21made the announcement last Thursday evening.
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2015-12-10

MLS Aims to Do More than Expand Distribution Channels by Acquiring Osram's Lighting Business

In an exclusive interview with LEDinside, MLS General Manager Lawrence Lin discussed in-depth the company’s ongoing talks with German LED company Osram to acquire its lighting business at Taipei Building Show organized by Dollar International Industry earlier today.
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2015-12-09

Osram Semiconductor Production Costs for Lighting Declines

Osram announced by raising the share of semiconductor sales from the global general lighting market could help it reduce the total cost of producing chips for LEDs at its new factory to be opened in Malaysia, reported Bloomberg.
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2015-12-09

Indian Rail Company Distributes LED Bulbs to Employees to Conserve Energy

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) in India has implemented the central government sponsored Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP) in areas under its jurisdiction, reported The Times of India.
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2015-12-09

Seoul Semiconductor Invalidates Enplas Lens Patents and Acquires Royalty-Bearing Licenses

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has prevailed in a series of patent invalidation actions against Japanese lens maker Enplas also concluded royalty-bearing licenses regarding LED technology with North American television makers, which demonstrates the strength of Seoul’s LED technology and intellectual property program.
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2015-12-09

EcoSense Lighting Acquires Journee Lighting

EcoSense®, a fast-growing LED technology company, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Journée Lighting.  Journée Lighting is a privately owned, CA-based lighting company that specializes in the design and development of specification grade lighting.
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2015-12-09

TCP Recalls PAR 38 LED Lamps Over Electrical Shock Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjuntion with the Canadaian government have recalled about 25,000 TCP PAR38 LED lamps over electrical shock hazards.
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2015-12-08

Epistar’s Merger and Alliance Strategies

Epistar has come a long way from its foundation in 1996 to become one of the largest players in Taiwan’s LED industry, mergers and acquisitions played a significant role in the process of building up the company. The company Chairman B.J. Lee shared some insights on the company’s business strategies at the 2015 Pan Wen Yuan Prize Award Ceremony on Monday, which took place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taipei.
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2015-12-08

Philips Estimates LEDs Large-Scale Project Potential in Reducing Carbon Emissions

At COP21 in Paris today, Philips Lighting released a paper highlighting the unprecedented energy savings potential of a global transition to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. 
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2015-12-07

Epistar Chairman: Lighting Market and Tube Light Breakthroughs to Support LED Market Growth in 2016

The LED backlight industry might still experience an exceptionally cool season in 2016, but breakthroughs are expected in the tube light replacement market, said Epistar Chairman B.J.Lee at the 2015 Pan Wen Yuan Prize Award Ceremony at the Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier today.
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2015-12-07

Off Grid Electric Aims to Light up Tanzania with Solar and LED Systems

A small startup company Off Grid Electric is aiming to transform the solar market in Africa, where three out of four households are living without electricity, and make energy affordable in the power hungry continent.
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2015-12-04

Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4

LEDinside projections of the LED market outlook in 2016 are published below for UVC LED market, and other niche market applications.India LED bulb prices might be marked down INR 20 further. A couple of business deals to follow recently, Tridonic sells its signage business to AgiLight, while Philips adds Ledra to its lineup of LED bulb patent licensees.
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2015-12-04

AUO Former Manager Charged of Leaking Sensitive OLED Technology to CSOT

Through production expansion projects, and headhunting Taiwanese competitors best talents, Chinese panel makers are putting leading Taiwanese display makers Innolux and AUO under immense pressure, reported Chinese-media TechNews.
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2015-12-04

HC Semitek Subsidiary Receives Close to US $1M Subsidy

HC Semitek subsidiary in Suzhou’s, high power epiwafer LED chip and commercialization project received RMB 6 million (US $940,000) subsidy out of a total grant of RMB 10 million.
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2015-12-04

LED Streetlight Becomes Mandatory in New Delhi

LED streetlights will become mandatory in New Delhi in the near future, as the city plans to replace existing traditional light sources with LEDs to reduce energy consumption, The India Times cited Power Minister Satyender Jain saying.
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2015-12-02

GTAT Receives $ 80M Finance in Bankruptcy Exit

GT Advanced Technology’s exit bankruptcy details were filed in court this week, according to an Apple Insider report based on summary made by The Wall Street Journal earlier this week.
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2015-12-02

Kingsun Asks Guangdong Court to Move its False Statement Lawsuit Case to Another District Court

Kingsun Optotronics asked Guangdong Intermediate People’s Court to transfer its investor false statement lawsuit case to Dongyuan’s Third People Court, a Chinese-language financial media "Investor Flash News" (投資者快報) cited Liu Guohua, head of the Guangzhou-based Benben Law Firm.
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2015-12-02

Indian Government Ends Subsidy for CFL-based Solar Lights

The Indian government is halting subsidies to CFL-based solar lights to encourage the adoption of LED solar lights, reportedLive Mint.
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2015-12-02

MaxLite Files Lawsuit against ATG Electronics and Others

MaxLite announced that it filed suit against ATG Electronics, a California-based LED lighting company, and James Steedly, Sophia Galleher and Matthew Kim, three former employees of MaxLite. The suit, filed on February 12, 2015, is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
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2015-12-01

Chinese LED Manufacturer AOD and Syska Jointly Invest in Plant Based in Telangana, India

Chinese LED light manufacturer Advanced Optronic Devices and Indian company Syska LED Lights will jointly invest INR 5 billion (US $75.21 million) in a LED manufacturing plant in the state of Telangana in India, according to a report from Live Mint.
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2015-12-01

NEMA’s EBCI Climbs over 50 Points in November Yet Future Readings Slipped

NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America measured 58.3 in November as a larger share of panelists reported conditions improved (33%) than reported they deteriorated (17%). The November EBCI reading was a substantial increase from the 44.7 recorded in October. In contrast, the EBCI for future North American conditions fell to 55.6 in November, down from 68.4 in October.
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2015-11-30

India’s LED Bulb Prices Potentially to Drop another INR 20

LED bulb prices in India are nearing CFL prices, but might be priced down a further INR 20 (US $0.30) following the government’s 50 million LED bulb purchase tender to be issued in the next ten days, reported The India Times.
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2015-11-27

Boston University Wins $13.7 M Jury Verdict in IP Row against Taiwanese LED Manufacturers

A Massachusetts federal jury in U.S. has decided recently, Epistar, Everlight Electronics and Lite-on need to compensate $ 13.7 million to Boston University (BU)for willfully infringing LED patents, reported Law360.
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2015-11-26

pureLiFi and Lucibel Join Hands to Launch Europe’s First Commercialized LiFi Luminaire

pureLiFi, the light communications technology company that leads the market in development and commercialization of LiFi (the high speed, bidirectional, networked and mobile wireless communications using light) and Lucibel, the French company that specializes in the design of new-generation lighting solutions based on the LED technology, are to co-develop and market Europe's first, fully industrialized LiFi luminaire.
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LED trailblazer Lighting Science® is pleased to debut theVividGroTM line, another innovative series of commercial LED lighting solutions from the industry leader. Tailored to the agr... READ MORE

Today Lumileds introduces the new LUXEON XR-TX module, incorporating 12 LUXEON TX high-efficacy LEDs to produce 3300 lumens and 140 lm/W at nominal drive conditions*. In a convenient rigid form factor, the modules are designed to be readily co... READ MORE