2015-08-12

Illumitex Raises US $16M to Expand Grow Light Sector

 Illumitex announced it has concluded its C1 round of funding, strengthening the company's cash position by US $16 million.
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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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2015-06-23

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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2015-02-02

San’an Opto Board Approves New MOCVD Purchase Methods

San’an Opto’s board recently approved its Xiamen arm’s MOCVD procurement method plans, according to a recent company statement.
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2014-10-31

Digital Lumens Secures US $23 Million in New Financing Led by Nokia Growth Partners

Digital Lumens, the leader in intelligent LED lighting, announced US $23 million in funding from new investors Nokia Growth Partners, Aster Capital, and Goldman Sachs, and current investors, Flybridge Capital Partners, Black Coral Capital, and Stata Ventures. Funds will be used to scale operations, expand product development, and increase sales and marketing as the company rapidly bolsters its global footprint.
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2014-10-01

Nationstar to Become State-Owned Company After New Round of Financing

Chinese LED manufacturer Nationstar announced a new round of financing on Sept. 29, 2014 to fund the production expansion for small pitch LED display and outdoor LED display components, according to China Securities Network. After the financing, the company will become a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Guangdong Guangye Assets Management.
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2014-04-10

Lunera Lighting Launches BallastLED Market Segment and Raises Debt Financing from Opus Bank

Lunera® Lighting, a leader in lighting innovation announced that they are launching their BallastLED™ technology and have raised US$ 5 million from Opus Bank to accelerate its adoption in the commercial general lighting market. BallastLEDTM technology makes it easy and affordable to convert an existing lighting infrastructure to LED by enabling true plug-and-play LED replacement bulbs for ballast driven lighting applications.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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