2015-07-02

Moso Lowers Revenue Outlook for 1H15

Chinese driver manufacturer Moso recently reported a pessimistic revenue outlook, reported Securities Daily.
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2015-07-01

Epistar Chairman: Lumileds Aims to Acquire Greater Market Share in China with Go Scale Capital Investment

Go Scale Capital’s ultimate motive for acquiring Lumileds is to list the LED chip company on the Chinese bourse, a Commercial Times report cited Epistar Chairman B.J. Lee saying at a recent company shareholder meeting.
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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

Zumtobel Raises Profit Outlook as Restructuring Pays Off

Austrian lighting company Zumtobel restructures have helped the company turn around the EUR 4.8 million (US $ 5.32 million) losses it incurred in the last fiscal year, reported Austrian media Die Presse.
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2015-06-29

Samsung Signs LED Component Testing Agreement with CCIC for Products Shipped to China

Samsung Electronics has recently signed a LED lighting component and module partnership service testing agreement with China Certification & Inspection Group’s (CCIC) Korean branch, reported Qianjia.com.
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2015-06-29

Semicon Light Becomes Listed on the Korean Bourse

Semicon Light, a Korean company funded by Chinese LED manufacturer HC Semitek has been listed on the Korean bourse KOSDAQ on June 25, 2015.
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2015-06-26

Eaton Cooper Rebrands Lighting Business as Eaton

Eaton Cooper announced recently it has dropped the Cooper name for its lighting business, details of the transition can be seen in the statement below from Mark Eubank, Preident of Eaton’s Lighting Division.
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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

Cree Restructures LED Business

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, today announced that the board of directors has approved the following: A restructuring of the LED Products business A $500 million stock buyback authorization for fiscal year 2016 The fiscal year 2016 annual operating plan that targets: Revenue to increase to $1.8 billion +/- Non-GAAP operating margin increasing to approximately 8% Free cash flow of approximately $75 million
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2015-06-24

Valeo Acquires 10% Stake in Aledia

Valeo announced that it has purchased a 10.5% stake in Aledia, by subscribing to a portion of Aledia’s capital increase. Aledia is a technology start-up dedicated to the development of cutting-edge LED technology for general and automotive lighting.
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2015-06-24

Panasonic Shuts Down Fluorescent Light Production in Indonesia

Panasonic intends to halt fluorescent lights in Indonesia by the end of June 2015, and will be laying off about 700 employees at the plant, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2015-06-24

Epileds Qualifies Aixtron MOCVDs for LED Mass Production

AIXTRON, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that Epileds, a leading supplier of LED chip products, has qualified the Company’s AIX R6 tool for LED epitaxy mass production.
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2015-06-24

Lighting Science Group Strengthens Global Sales Team with New Appointments

Lighting Science Group, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, announced today the appointments of three experienced sales leaders who will add broad business and industry expertise to its global sales team. Daniel Yasi joins the company as Senior Director of Commercial and Infrastructure Channels. Oscar Ibarra also joins LSG as Director of International Infrastructure Sales. Additionally, David Rubin joins the team as a Director of Commercial Markets. Dan, Oscar and David will play key roles in supporting and growing the Lighting Science product portfolio, with specific concentrations on expanding the commercial and infrastructure channels both domestically and internationally.
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2015-06-23

Merck Invests EUR 30M in New OLED Production Plant in Germany

Merck, a leading company for innovative, top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, laid the cornerstone for a new OLED materials production plant in Darmstadt today. Production of high-purity OLED materials for use in state-of-the-art displays and lighting systems is scheduled to start in the approximately 2,000 square meter building in July 2016. With the investment, which amounts to around EUR 30 million (US$ 33.78 million), Merck is strengthening its position in the OLED business. Merck aims to be a leading supplier of OLED materials by 2018. The company wishes to make use of its experience in the liquid crystals business, where it is the global leader.
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2015-06-23

GaN Transistor Manufacturer Transphorm Receives US$70 M Investment Led by KKR

Transphorm, an early stage semiconductor company focused on redefining power conversion, today announced a US $70 million investment round led by global investment firm KKR. KKR’s investment follows initial rounds of funding led by funds affiliated with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, Soros Quantum Strategic Partners, INCJ, Fujitsu, Transphorm will use this funding to support its growth, product innovation and expansion.
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2015-06-22

3D LED Company Aledia Receives Investments from IKEA GreenTech and Valeo

Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs based on its Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon platform, announced today the closing of its Series B financing round and the execution of development and supply contracts with major LED buyers. 
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2015-06-18

Osram Supervisory Board Approves Lamp Business Spin-off

Osram is making further progress regarding its realignment. In an extraordinary meeting, the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG approved the carve-out of the general lighting lamps business. As an independent entity, the business will be able to operate more freely on the market and realize strategic options, such as partnerships, more easily. Jes Munk Hansen, until now CEO of the Americas region, will lead the lamps business in the future. "Today's supervisory board decision lays the foundation for our strategic orientation toward growth, innovation and technology leadership," said Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2015-06-17

Pixelligent Closes US$3.4M in Funding

Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear®, the leading producer of nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in LED lighting, OLED Lighting, and Optical Coatings and Films markets, announced today that it closed US $3.4 million in new funding. The funds will be used to support accelerating customer growth throughout the world and to increase its manufacturing capacity to 40+ tons per year starting in 2016.
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2015-06-16

Yaming Lighting Establishes Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Shanghai Yaming Lighting Co, a trusted brand and pioneer in lighting technology development based in China, today marked the official opening of its regional headquarters at Dubai Silicon Oasis, the integrated free zone technology park.
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2015-06-15

ETI Scales Up Flip Chip LED Investment with Private Placement

Elec-tech International (ETI) recently announced it would be issuing 378 million shares through a private placement to raise RMB 4.5 billion (US $720 million) for flip chip LED and package related investments, according to a report from National Business Daily (NBD).
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2015-06-15

Lumileds Aims to Expand Mid power LED Strategy with Go Scale Capital Investment

Lumileds CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre and other high ranking company officers spoke to LEDinside recently about the company’s mid power LED strategy following the Go Scale Capital investment in the company at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2015, which took place in Guangzhou, China from June 9-12, 2015.
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2015-06-15

Horticultural Lighting Industry Veterans Join Illumitex

Illumitex, announced the addition of Paul Hardej and Mathieu van de Sande to its team of horticulture lighting experts.
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2015-06-12

U.S. Manufacturer Global Tech LED Partners Up with Jabil Circuit to Enter Indian Market

Global Tech LED, fast-growing south Florida-headquartered creator and manufacturer of energy-, money- and labor-saving LED new construction and retrofit outdoor, indoor commercial lighting systems, announces substantial further market and product-production expansion beginning this year.
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2015-06-10

HC Semitek Applies for Extended Trade Suspension in China

HC Semitek announced it had been carrying out operations since halting trade on  China’s bourse, and has been discussing with investors and traders about its future direction. Investors and traders have requested for more detailed explanations about the terms and conditions, but the company has not confirmed the content of the discussions.
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2015-06-09

San’an Opto Suspends Trading on China’s Bourse

San’an Opto announced Tuesday it has suspended trading on China’s bourse, due to the uncertain outcome of partnership talks with China National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund.
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2015-06-09

Unity Opto Declining Revenue in May Caused by Philips Pricing Strategy

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Unity Opto has seen its revenue in May 2015 slide 30%, due to Dutch lighting conglomerate Philips aggressive pricing strategies.
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2015-06-09

GPI Acquires Syndicated Loan of US$ 80M

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Genesis Photonics Inc. (GPI) has sealed a NT $2.55 billion (US $80 million) loan deal with a syndicate of local banks in Taiwan to repay loans and expand the company’s operation capital.
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2015-05-29

Zentel Electronics Signs Legacy Electronics as Their Authorized North American DRAM and LED Distributor

Legacy Electronics, a U.S. designer and manufacturer of high-density memory modules, circuit boards and solid-state drives (SSDs) has expanded their management team by selecting Mike Ridling to fill the new position director of business development. In addition, Legacy is broadening their portfolio of components and memory modules through a contract to be the authorized North American distributor of Zentel Electronics DRAM and LED products.
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2015-05-27

LED Controller Manufacturer Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting

Leviton today announced the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, a leading solutions-based manufacturer of LED luminaires. Intense Lighting, based in Anaheim, Calif., enhances Leviton’s current product offerings with a wide variety of specification grade LED lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets.
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Today Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, introduces the easiest smartest way to get flawless dimmable light at home. The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is a no installation, straight out of the box solution for perfectly dimmable ... READ MORE

The new SFH 7060 sensor from Osram Opto Semiconductors is designed to measure pulse rates and the oxygen saturation level of blood. It offers excellent signal quality and low energy consumption. The main applications for this component include... READ MORE