2015-04-01

LEDinside: Go Scale Capital's Acquisition of Lumileds to Transform Global LED Competition Landscape

On March 31, a consortium of investors led by GO Scale Capital announced they have bought LED manufacturer Philips Lumileds from its parent company Royal Philips. Under this agreement, GO Scale Capital will pay Royal Philips US$3.3 billion for an 80.1% stake in its automotive lighting and LED components business, and the remaining 19.9% stays under Royal Philips. The transaction is scheduled to wrap up in the third quarter of 2015, pending regulatory approval and ratification of transaction terms. Following the deal, the LED and automotive business will operate under the name “Lumileds”. 
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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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2015-03-25

Philips Lumileds Launches LED for Single-Source Beam Control in Directional Lamps

Makers of directional lamps now have a more affordable LED option that offers single-source beam control: the Philips Lumileds LUXEON 5258. This multi-die emitter enables the most cost effective design of PAR 16, PAR 20, MR16 and GU10 lamps using existing drivers at 24V and 96V. 
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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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2015-03-16

Lattice Power CEO Denies Acquiring Philips Lumileds

Lattice Power CEO Min Wang has vehemently denied a Reuters report suggesting the company was on its way of acquiring Philips Lumileds.
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2015-03-16

Chinese Manufacturer Lattice Power Contends for Philips Lumileds Ownership

Chinese startup Lattice Power has emerged as an unexpected bidder in the auction of Philips lighting component business, reported Reuters.
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2015-03-02

Philips Lumileds Recognized as Illumineer of the Year

The night of February 25, 2015 was a celebration of innovation in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sectors with the awarding of the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards.
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2015-02-26

Philips Plans to Issue IPO for Lighting Division

Philips outlined its intention of offering an initial public offering (IPO) for its lighting business in a recent annual shareholders agenda press release.
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2014-11-07

[Update] Philips Lumileds and Automotive Lighting Business to Trade under New Brand Name in 2015

Philips Lumileds and Philips automotive lighting business will be rebranded under a new company name in 2015, said Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director, Asia, Philips Lumileds at LEDforum 2014, which took place on Friday in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2014-10-24

Philips Lumileds: Global LED Revenue and Technology Trends

LED prices will continue to fall over the next few years, but this is a phase that will probably pass, said Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director, Asia, Philips Lumileds at LEDforum 2014, which took place Friday in Taipei, Taiwan. Manufacturers aiming to improve profits will be increasingly turning towards cost-effective technologies, such as flip-chip LEDs.
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2014-10-24

Philips Lumileds: Global LED Applications and Regional Market Trends

Global LED trends show backlight applications are in decline, and that lighting will remain the major market driver, said Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director, Asia, Philips Lumileds at LEDforum 2014, which took place Friday in Taipei, Taiwan. In terms of regional market performances, LED market growth in Japan has waned compared to other regions.
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2014-10-23

Latest Philips Lumileds LUXEON CoBs Delivers Exceptional Punch for Spotlights and Directional Lamps

Lumileds newest CoB array with a small, 6.5 mm light-emitting surface (LES) enables the highest center beam candle power with the high efficacy and color quality of all LUXEON CoB solutions.
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2014-10-21

Philips Lumileds to Introduce LUXEON CoB 1202s

Joining the acclaimed LUXEON CoB group, Philips Lumileds introduces LUXEON CoB 1202s. LUXEON CoB 1202s has unsurpassed light quality with a compact array that delivers industry-leading center beam candle power (CBCP). With the same performance as the LUXEON CoB 1202, LUXEON CoB 1202s contains a smaller LES and footprint than most competitors with similar performance parts. 
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2014-09-23

Philips Lumileds Expands Matrix Platform Solutions

Philips Lumileds announced today it has expanded beyond its well-respected LED product offerings to include Matrix Platform solutions. The Matrix Platform consists of turnkey LED solutions using components, optics and LUXEON LEDs assembled on a wide selection of board types. This platform launches today with two product lines—the LUXEON XR and LUXEON XF—on rigid and flexible substrates respectively.
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2014-07-17

Philips Lumileds LUXEON CoB with CrispWhite Wins LFI Innovation Award

Seeing is believing when it comes to Philips Lumileds proprietary CrispWhite Technology, which was on display at LightFair International 2014 and was awarded the coveted LFI Innovation Award in the category of LED/OLED Chips and Modules.
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2014-07-11

What Philips Restructuring Means for the Company

While the LED industry was still reeling from news of Epistar’s acquisition of FOREPI, Philips dropped another bomb shell, announcing the merger of its LED component and automotive lighting assets on June 30, 2014. 
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2014-07-09

Philips Lumileds CrispWhite Technology Gives Retail Spaces a New, Inviting Look

Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technology are game-changing for retail downlights and spotlights, resulting in more inviting and attractive displays. 
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2014-07-01

Philips Merges Lumileds and Automotive Lighting Business to Establish Stand-alone Company

Royal Philips  today announced that it will start the process to combine its Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive lighting businesses into a stand-alone company within the Philips Group. Philips will explore strategic options to attract capital from third party investors for this business. Philips intends to remain a shareholder and customer of the new company, and will continue the existing innovation collaboration.
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2014-06-24

Philips Lumileds Expands Solutions Market to Meet Changing LED Industry Needs

Philips Lumileds continues to develop new products to satisfy the ever changing needs of the LED industry. LEDinside had the opportunity to speak with Philips Lumileds Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing Emmanuel Dieppedalle, Sr. Director of Marketing and Business Development Ray Chock, and VP of APAC Sales Alvin Tse during the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2014 last week to discuss the company current situation and future outlook.
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2014-06-23

Philips Lumileds: LED Manufacturers Should Look beyond Lumens per Dollar

Low price has been the key to success in the LED industry as market penetration rates rise. However, manufacturers will need to look into different avenues to keep ahead of the pack as price competition intensifies. Ray Chock, Philips Lumileds Sr. Director of Marketing and Business Development shared his insight on where the industry is heading in regards to the lumen per dollar trend during LEDforum at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2014 on June 11 in China. LED bulb prices drop dramatically LED bulb prices have dropped over the past few year...
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2014-05-30

Philips Lumileds CoB Arrays Hit 10,000 lm at 100 lm/W for Downlights and Outdoor/Industrial Fixtures

 Philips Lumileds is now delivering the highest flux and most efficient LED arrays in higher lumen packages. The new LUXEON CoB 1211 is perfect for industrial and outdoor applications and is an ideal replacement for 70W and 100W equivalent ceramic discharge metal halide (CDM) lamps.  As the latest addition to Philips Lumileds LUXEON CoB arrays portfolio, the LUXEON CoB 1211 delivers efficacy of 100-130 lm/W, depending on color temperature and CRI of the luminaire. 
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2014-04-30

Mouser Electronics Receives Top Sales Award from Philips Lumileds

Mouser Electronics, Inc., an engineering resource and global authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced that it has been named Top Catalog Distributor for 2013 by Philips Lumileds, an industry leader in LED lighting, with a comprehensive portfolio of high-power, mid-power, array, and color LEDs.
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2014-04-16

Philips Lumileds Unveils COB Arrays for PAR Lamps

Today Philips Lumileds delivers the most affordable chip-on-board (COB) arrays for PAR38 equivalent lamps, which achieve 10% or greater efficacy than competing solutions. Also ideal for spotlights, LUXEON CoB 1202 has a typical efficacy of 115 lm/W, and it varies from 95-130 lm/W depending on color temperature and CRI of the array.
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2014-04-02

Philips Lumileds High-power Emitters Deliver Up to 18% Flux Improvement

With newly improved efficacy and precise optical control, the LUXEON Z ES is now an even better choice for applications requiring tight beam angles such as spotlights, downlights, retrofit lamps and outdoor streetlights.
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2014-03-28

Philips Lumileds' LUXEON 3535 2D Mid-Power LED Boosts Performance by 10%

The LUXEON 3535 2D has increased its typical flux output by 10%, delivering optimized performance in combination with the Quality of Light needed for distributed light source applications. Specifically, for LUXEON 3535 2D 2700K 90 CRI parts, typical flux levels have increased from 55 lumens to 61 lumens. Simultaneously, typical voltage has been lowered—resulting in an efficacy increase of more than 10%. This increase in performance will drive the adoption of LED lighting for consumer bulbs, by providing the color quality to which consumers are accustomed with their lamps. 
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2014-03-26

Philips Lumileds Mid-Power LED Differentiation Strategy Focuses on Binning

The maturation of LED lighting has given mid-power LED products star status. Philips Lumileds, a major player in the international lighting scene, has shown its resolve in taking mid-power LEDs to another level. Besides releasing four new mid-power LED products in March, the company has introduced a whole new binning method into its new products. Philips Lumileds is providing mid-power LEDs with excellent lighting quality to differentiate itself from competitors in the mid-power product market, said Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director, Asia, Philips Lumileds. 
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2014-03-26

Philips Lumileds Launches LUXEON 3020 for Mass Lighting Market

Philips Lumileds continues its celebration of Mid-Power March with the launch of the reliable and cost effective LUXEON 3020 emitter. This LED solution will drive a variety of long-awaited commercial LED lighting fixtures into the mass market, including lamps and troffers. “The LUXEON 3020 is the most affordable of all our mid-power LEDs, delivering over 1,000 lumens per dollar. This product will inspire the market with the next generation of high quality, efficient and attractively priced LED lamps,” said Orson Lo, Product Manager, Philips Lumileds.
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2014-03-24

[Update] Philips Lumileds Mid-Power LEDs Turn to Hot Color Targeting

Philips Lumileds is continuing its focus in the mid-power LED sector this year with the launch of four new mid-power LED products in March 2014. Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director, Asia of Philips Lumileds talks to LEDinside about the company’s latest developments in this field.
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2014-03-19

Philips Lumileds New LUXEON 3030 2D LED Incorporates Hot Color Targeting Technology

The new LUXEON 3030 2D LED for high flux luminaires is being delivered with hot color targeting to ensure ANSI compliance at application conditions.
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