2017-01-16

LEDinside: LuxVue Own Abundant Transfer / Bonding Patents on Micro LED

The latest analysis “1Q17 Micro LED Next Generation Display Industry” by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, make a further analysis on the Micro LED industry. Observed from current technology, how to transfer Micro LED will be the biggest challenges. In addition, Investigated from current player, the technology value chain is generally forming. Four key technologies including epi wafer and chip, transfer, bonding, and color conversion. 
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2017-01-13

Deco Lighting Pursues Innovation with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Smart lighting manufacturer meets smart, collaborative robot to make assembly 1200 percent faster
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2017-01-13

LED Taiwan 2017

LED Taiwan exhibits full arrays of LED components, packages, modules, manufacturing and testing equipment, materials, driver ICs, sapphire substrates, manufacturing technologies and applications and solutions. LED Taiwan organizes forums and seminars on popular topics, which provide not only information exchange but also business opportunities for professionals. LED Taiwan, an invaluable platform for business development, is one must-attend event of the year!
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2017-01-11

Osram's Sale of Ledvance Anticipated to Receive Green Light from German Government by 2Q17

Osram is close to receiving approval from the German government to go ahead with the sales of its general lighting business LEDVANCE to a Chinese investment consortium headed by IDG Capital Partners (IDG), reported DrivingVisionNews.com.
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2017-01-11

Chinese City's LED Phosphor Export Value Plummets in 2016

Phosphor export values of Changshu, a city located in Jiangsu Province in China, reportedly tumbled 55% Year-on-Year in 2016, based on data compiled by local customs agency, reported Chinese-language media China News Service.
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2017-01-11

Gooee enters South America: 1st Brazilian IoT Lighting partnership with Lumicenter

Smart lighting start-up Gooee, creator of the first ‘full stack’ cloud-based platform that connects lighting manufacturers to the IoT, has extended its international reach to South America by partnering with the Lumicenter Lighting Group, the Brazilian provider of conventional and LED lighting solutions.
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2017-01-11

HC Semitek Resumes Trade

HC Semitek announced recently it sent an application to resume trade on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) in China on Jan. 9, 2017.
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2017-01-11

Singapore Aims to Convert All Roads to Smart LED Streetlighting Systems by 2022

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA)  announced it will be stepping up efforts to convert all roads in the city-state to more energy efficient lighting and sustainable systems by the year 2022.
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2017-01-11

South Delhi Rolls out World’s Largest LED Streetlight Replacement Project

India’s Power Minister Piyash Goyal announced the country implemented the largest streetlight replacement project in the in capital south Delhi, reported The Economic Times.
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2017-01-11

Osram CFO Quells Chinese Investor Acquisition Rumors

Osram CFO Ingo Bank doused rumors fueled in late 2016 about acquisition talks with Chinese investor Go Scale Capital during an interview with Bloomberg recently.
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2017-01-11

Aalto University Researchers Create Tiny Lasers Made from Nanoparticles

Researchers at Aalto are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes.
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2017-01-11

Caltech Researchers Develop Economic Flat Optical Lenses

Engineers at Caltech have developed a system of flat optical lenses that can be easily mass-produced and integrated with image sensors, paving the way for cheaper and lighter cameras in everything from cell phones to medical devices.
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2017-01-11

EarthTronics Appoints Lighting Veteran as New Sales Manager

EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, announced today the addition of Leroy Herring, Jr., who has extensive business and sales development experience in the lighting industry. Appointed Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Herring has helped large and small corporations navigate through tremendous business growth. As a result, Herring will be responsible for directing commercial sales through manufacturers rep agencies, electrical distribution, lighting showrooms, ESCOs, contractors and national accounts.
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2017-01-11

Infineon Launches New Lineup of LED Drivers for Compact Automotive LED Front Lighting Applications

LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched high-power LED driversspecifically designed for automotive front lights. The drivers are available within the new LITIX Power Flex series and the LITIX Power series. They address flexible DC/DC driver solutions supporting LED systems of up to 50 W and even above. Application setups can vary: many medium-power LEDs with string voltages of up to 55 V or few LEDs with high currents of up to 3 A and more.
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2017-01-11

Year-End Promotions Caused Prices of LED Light Bulbs to Drop Significantly at the End of 2016

Since November 2016, LED light bulb vendors have lowered prices of their products for regional markets including Japan, Europe and the U.S. as part of their year-end promotions. The downtrend in prices became more noticeable at the end of the year. “Compared with the prior month, global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulb fell 3% to US$8.7 in December,” said Allen Yu, analyst for LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. “The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also saw a monthly decline of 2.4%, arriving around US$12.”
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2017-01-10

Goodbye Bitter 2016: Emerging Micro-LED Applications (Part 3)

Micro-LED became a hot keyword in 2016, despite being years away from commercialization. Most in the industry agree this exciting next generation display technology will not be realized for another 3-5 years, HSBC projects the earliest date of commercialization will be around 2019 earliest.
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2017-01-10

Goodbye Bitter 2016: Patent Disputes and New Alliances (Part 2)

Nichia announced Tuesday that it had won another LED patent infringement suit against Everlight in Dusseldorf Court in Germany, and filed another four patent suits against Chinese LCD TV manufacturer TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, LED retailers Lowe’s Hone, and LED distributors L G Sourcing and Feit Electric. Feit Electric is the most recent plaintiff to be included in the Japanese LED manufacturers list of companies where it is seeking for injunctions that prohibit the sale and distribution of infringing products, but there has not been much changes in its patent suit strategy. The company is following a trajectory similar to 2016 in its patent suit approach. LEDinside also estimates Feit Electric might cave into arriving a settlement in a similar way that it did with Cree in 2016.
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2017-01-10

Protecting Dark Skies from LED Lighting Impact on Humans and Wildlife

Artificial light at night is a threat to astronomical research, personal safety, and the health of both humans and wildlife. The problem is worsening with the proliferation of LED billboards and blue-rich white light LEDs as an option for street lighting. Within five years, LED technology will take over as the dominant type of outdoor lighting technology. With this in mind, scientists and lighting engineers say now is the time to implement strategies for reducing light pollution. By working together, they are identifying the best type of LED to use while suggesting actions that minimize intrusive lighting.
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2017-01-10

Nichia Files Four New Patent Infringement Suits against U.S. TV Makers and LED Distributors

On Dec. 27, 2016, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed four patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The defendants in the lawsuits are (1) TTE Technology, a US-based LCD TV distributor, and its parent company, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, a Chinese manufacturer of LCD TVs; (2) VIZIO, a US-based LCD TV maker; (3) Lowe’s Home Center LLC (“Lowe’s”), a US-based retailer of LED lighting and other products, and Lowe’s affiliated U.S. distributor, L G Sourcing, Inc.; and (4) Feit Electric Company, Inc., a US-based LED lighting manufacturer and distributor. In these lawsuits, Nichia asserts that defendants have infringed Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 9,490,411. Nichia seeks an injunction prohibiting the defendants’ sale and distribution of infringing products. Nichia also seeks damages for defendants’ infringement.
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2017-01-10

Düsseldorf Court Confirms Infringement of Nichia‘s YAG Patent by Everlight

With judgment of Dec. 22, 2016 (docket number I-15 U 31/14), the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement of YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH (both “Everlight“) concerning six accused white LED products.
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2017-01-10

Unlocking the Potential of Light Materials

Bennett McIntosh for the Office of the Dean for Research at Princeton University analyzes the future of light technologies in this feature article. One hundred years ago, Italian chemist Giacomo Ciamician predicted a future society that would run on sunlight.
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2017-01-10

Mutek Mexico Bursts to Life with Creative Lighting

Mutek is a unique festival that celebrates the inspirational power behind digital creativity while promoting the cutting edge in electronic music and the digital arts. It originated in Montreal in 2000 and after expanding internationally a Mexican edition has taken place each year in Mexico City since 2003.
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2017-01-10

II-VI Infrared Introduces Optics for Class Fiber and Direct Diode Lasers

The II-VI Infrared Division of II-VI, a world leader in laser optics, today announced the introduction of a new line of optics designed for 10 kW classfiber and direct diode lasers.
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2017-01-10

Eaton to Highlight Residential Building Solutions at Int’l Builders’ Show 2017

Power management company Eaton will showcase its latest residential solutions that help builders provide the lifestyle that modern technology can offer to home buyers and owners at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS), booth W3490, in Orlando, Florida, from January 10 to 12. Eaton will showcase its portfolio that is helping enable the connected home of the future, including innovative LED lighting, residential energy management and wiring devices solutions.
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2017-01-10

Leviton Expands Lighting Control Provides New Toggle Slide Dimmers and Fan Speed Control

Leviton expanded its lighting controls product line with the introduction of Toggle Slide Controls, comprised of two new Toggle Slide Dimmers and a Toggle Slide Quiet Fan Speed Control. Both of the new Toggle Slide Dimmers, the TSL06 and TSM10, provide integrated, linear, full-range slide control for easy, precise dimming of incandescent, dimmable LED, dimmable CFL and halogen loads, and the TSM10 dimmer is also compatible with magnetic low voltage loads. The new Toggle Slide Quiet Fan Speed Control offers 1.5 amps of quiet, three-speed fan control. Designed for both single pole and three-way applications when used with a three-way switch, the new Toggle Slide Controls feature a classic style to complement the décor of traditional homes while offering upgraded functionality to support today's bulb technology.
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2017-01-09

Goa in India Rolls out Large LED Streetlight Replacement Project

Western Indian state Goa has rolled out a large scale streetlight replacement project, and replaced existing compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and high pressure sodium vapor (HPSV) lamps with LED bulbs, reported Times of India.
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2017-01-09

Lutron Electronics Improves Smart Lighting Experience

With its superior quality and reliable solutions that focus on exceptional experience, design and technology, lighting control pioneer Lutron Electronics continues to advance the lighting control and connected home technology industry at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With products that range from the affordable and easy-to-install Caséta Wireless system, to professionally installed and connected RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS total home control systems, Lutron has set the standard and maintains top-market position with solutions that drive the industry forward and make people’s lives better.
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2017-01-09

New Mexico Completes First Phase of Las Cruces Streetlight Project

Las Cruces, a city located in New Mexico, U.S. has nearly completed replacing 2,700 streetlights before February, reported Las Cruces Sun-News.
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2017-01-09

Meyer Burger Ships TFE Thin Film Encapsulation System for OLED Applications to Asian Client

Meyer Burger has shipped a CONx TFE thin film encapsulation system consisting of an inkjet printer and PECVD system to an Asian customer for encapsulation of OLEDs and other flexible electronics applications. This latest order confirms the market’s recognition of Meyer Burger’s integral and fully automated thin film encapsulation system.
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2017-01-09

Eaton Joins NextGen Home Experience®, Provide LED Solutions for U.S DOE Program

Power management company Eaton today announced that the company has joined with the NextGen Home Experience® to inspire builders to build the homes of the future today. The 2017 NextGen First to the Future™ online television series will feature and promote the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program, which educates and encourages builders to build high performance homes that feature energy savings, comfort, health and durability unparalleled in today’s marketplace.
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LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launched hig... READ MORE

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