2017-02-19

Philips’ Recent Acquisition of Luciom Could Reveal Its Ambition To Pioneer Li-Fi Development

While the public fixed their eyes on Osram’s deal with the Chinese consortium, another acquisition secretly took place in Europe. Philips, the Dutch lighting giant recently focusing on healthcare technology, last year privately bought Luciom and relocated it from France to Eindhoven, Netherland, reported LEDs Magazine.
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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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2016-11-21

Aixtron and Grand Chip Investment Go Against CFIUS Objections

German MOCVD manufacturer Aixtron and Chinese investor Grand Chip Investment are determined to complete the acquisition business transaction despite objections raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
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2016-11-11

Tall Trees LED Completes Acquisition of Dallas Lighting and Photonics and another Light Engine Design Company

Tall Trees LED Company is pleased to announce that the company has completed the acquisition of Dallas Lighting & Photonics and Tall Trees LED. Both companies are pioneers in the light engine design and engineering business, enhancing the company's potential for accelerated growth through diversification.
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2016-10-11

San’an Opto Refutes Plans of Acquiring Osram

San’an Opto clarified rumors that it was in acquisition talks with Osram on Monday.
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2016-08-05

Osram Expands in Entertainment Lighting with ADB Acquisition

Osram is expanding its leading market position in the entertainment sector and has acquired certain assets from ADB TTV SAS to continue its business operations. The acquired business will become integral part of Osram’s subsidiary Clay Paky. ADB is a French company which specializes in lighting for theaters and TV studios based in Saint Quentin. The transaction was completed on 3 August 2016. “With the acquisition of ADB TTV SAS’ business and the highly reputable ADB brand, we will expand our position in the innovation-driven entertainment lighting market”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of Osram's Specialty Lighting business unit.
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2016-08-01

Mixed Responses Towards Osram and MLS Newly Founded Partnership

Osram announced after one year of carefully selecting bidders that it would sell its general LED lighting business LEDVANCE to MLS for EUR 40 million (US $44.7 million), about three days ago. Chinese press have compared the deal to a marriage between couples, where MLS paid a hefty dowry to win over the German lighting giant’s general lighting division.
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2016-07-27

[Breaking News] Chinese Consortium Including MLS Acquires Osram's LEDVANCE Business for EUR 400M

Chinese consortium consisting of the strategic investor IDG, the Chinese lighting company MLS and the financial investor Yiwu acquire Osram’s business unit Lamps for more than €400 million
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2016-07-14

LeEco Denies Acquiring Vizio

Earlier reports from China this week claimed Chinese online video platform LeEco formerly branded as LETV acquired leading U.S. LCD TV manufacturer VIZIO, according to a TechNews report.
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2016-05-27

Forest Lighting’s Ambitious LED Expansion Vision: Bidding Consortium with IDG for Osram’s Lighting Business Bid

Forest Lighting, ranked as the top five global LED package manufacturer in the lighting application sector in LEDinside’s analysis, has been expanding its scale through acquisition ever since it became listed company back in February 2015.
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2016-05-24

Aixtron to Remain a German Company and Keep Patents after GCI Acquisition

In a letter issued by Aixtron, it assured clients that it would remain a German company, protect its patents, and highlighted the benefits the potential acquisition deal with Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) would have on its future business strategy.
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2016-05-17

LED Linear GmbH Acquired by Fagerhult

To strategically strengthen the Fagerhult Group’s position in the professional lighting market as well as adding leading complementary product ranges, Fagerhult has acquired 100% of the shares of LED Linear GmbH based in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. The acquisition is expected to have a positive effect on the earnings per share during 2016 and forward.
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2016-05-04

Philips Lighting IPO Announcement Leaves These Potential Acquisitors Heartbroken

Royal Philips announced on Tuesday its lighting business’s “historical” Initial Public Offering (IPO), which will result in the listing of the lighting business on the Dutch bourse , and aims to sell at least 25% of its shares in the lighting company. The announcement ended contending Chinese and foreign investors takeover bid of the lighting business.
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2016-04-25

GE's Current Acquires Daintree Networks to Expand Building Automation Platform

Today Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), announced the acquisition of Daintree Networks, an Industrial Internet provider of building controls solutions for commercial facilities. This acquisition will enable Current to expand its building automation platform and its energy-as-a-service offering to small- and medium-size facilities through the deployment of Daintree’s open, standards-based wireless control systems.
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2016-03-11

San’an Opto to Acquire Wafer Foundry GCS Holdings for US $226M

GCS Holdings, a pure III-V compound semiconductor wafer foundry announced it sealed an acquisition deal with Chinese manufacturer San’an Opto. San’an Opto will purchase 100% of GCS Holdings’ stake for US $226 million.
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2016-01-21

II-VI Buys Anadigics for US $61M

ANADIGICS announced that, on January 15, 2016, it entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which II-VI Incorporated ("II-VI") has offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of ANADIGICS common stock on a fully diluted basis for $0.66 per share net in cash, pursuant to an all-cash tender offer and second-step merger (the "II-VI Merger Agreement").  The offer price in the II-VI Merger Agreement constitutes an increase of $0.31 per share over the November 11, 2015 agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which affiliates of GaAs Labs, LLC offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of ANADIGICS common stock on a fully diluted basis for $0.35 per share net in cash, pursuant to an all-cash tender offer and second-step merger (the "GaAs Labs Merger Agreement").  On January 12, 2016, the Company announced that the $0.66 per-share offer from II-VI (an "Excluded Party," as defined in the GaAs Labs Merger Agreement, and referred to in the Company's January 12, 2016 announcement as "Party A") had been determined by the Company's Board of Directors to constitute a "Superior Offer," as that term is defined in the GaAs Labs Merger Agreement.
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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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2015-11-19

ON Semiconductor Moves to Acquire Fairchild for US $2.4B

Key Transaction Highlights: Creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with a broad and deep product portfolio Highly complementary product lines offering the full spectrum of high, medium and low voltage products Strengthens presence in key strategic areas – industrial, automotive and smartphone end markets Immediately accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share and free cash flow Expect significant accretion to non-GAAP EPS within a few quarters post close Clear line of sight to $150 million in annual cost savings within 18 months of the transaction close
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2015-11-04

Shenzhen Mason Technologies Acquires Two Companies for US$ 117M

After suspending trade for four months, Mason Technologies announced its reconstruction plan of acquiring two companies to expand its presence in the internet advertisement industry.
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2015-10-29

Leyard to Raise US $3.1M Capital to Acquire Planar

Leyard Optoelectronic announced that the company is to launch private placement of 120 million shares to raise about RMB 1.98 billion (US $312 million). The company will utilize RMB 1 billion to obtain 100% of Planar’s share.
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2015-09-22

Kingsun Opto Acquires a Stake in Lumileds

Kingsun Optoelectronic is to acquire Lumileds with capital collected partially from surplus capital of different LED lighting business and the company’s raised funds. Kingsun Optoelectronic plans to indirectly acquire 6.15% share of Lumileds, which was span off by Royal Philips, for US$ 100 million.
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2015-09-22

Leyard to Acquire Two LED Manufacturers for US$ 139.5M

Leyard announced recently it will acquire Guangzhou Leafun Culture Science and Technology and Glux Visual Effect Tech. Leyard is to acquire 100% of Guangzhou Leafun Culture Science and Technology’s shares with cash and 99% of Glux Visual Effect Tech shares will be transacted from 10 company investors. Leyard will start fundraising for the acquisition.
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2015-09-21

Dialog Semiconductor's Acquisition of Atmel Costs $4.6 Billion

Dialog Semiconductor (XTRA: DLG) and Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) announced today that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion. The acquisition creates a global leader in both Power Management (2) and Embedded Processing solutions. The transaction results in a fast growing and innovative powerhouse, supporting Mobile Power, IoT and Automotive customers. The combined company will address an attractive, fast growing market opportunity of approximately $20 billion by 2019.
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2015-08-24

A Look Into Major LED Manufacturers Global Strategy

Globalized competition is inevitable in the LED industry with an increasing number of overseas LED companies entering Chinese market and vice versa.
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2015-03-31

Go Scale Capital Acquisition of Philips Lumileds Might Solve China LED Patent Issues

Over the past year, the LED industry had pondered about the company that would eventually take over Philips lighting component (Philips Lumileds) and automotive business. Go Scale Capital's acquisiton of Lumileds just might be the solution to Chinese manufacturers lack of LED patents, said LEDinside analysts.
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2015-03-31

[Breaking News] GO Scale Capital Investment Consortium Leads 80.1% Acquisition of Philips Lumileds

GO Scale Capital, an investment fund sponsored by GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners has announced today that it will acquire an 80.1% interest in Philips' combined LED components and Automotive lighting business, with Philips retaining the remaining 19.9%* interest. The transaction values the business at an enterprise value of approximately USD 3.3 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015, subject to closing conditions, including customary regulatory approvals.
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2015-03-20

[Breaking News] KKR, CVC Close to Sealing Deal for Philips Lumileds

KKR & Co. and CVC Capital Partners are nearing an agreement to buy Philips Lumileds, lighting components unit, a Bloomberg report cited a source saying.
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2015-03-05

Samsung Electronics Expands LED Display Portfolio with YESCO Electronics Acquisition

Samsung announced its acquisition of Logan, Utah-based YESCO Electronics, LLC, a leading LED sign and display manufacturer with more than 2,000 installations across the U.S. and abroad. The acquisition reinforces Samsung’s entry into the LED display market, extending the reach of the company’s pioneering technologies and expertise beyond large-format displays (LFDs) using LCD panels, where the company has been the worldwide market leader for six consecutive years.
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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