2017-06-07

Osram to Acquire California-Based LED Supplier LED Engin Inc.

Osram has agreed to acquire U.S.-based LED Engin Inc. in San Jose, California. The company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales of around USD 10 million. LED Engin specializes in ultra-bright, ultra-compact solid state lighting solutions for variety of specialty markets including entertainment lighting, ultraviolet, horticulture, tunable white and medical lighting applications. Its products mainly incorporate LED chips from Osram Opto Semiconductors.
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2017-05-02

Latest Rumors Suggest Samsung May Acquire Micro LED Maker PlayNitride

Micro LED has become an obvious technology trend that even Samsung has started to eagerly tap into. According to international OLED publication OLED-info, Samsung is rumored to acquire Taiwan-based Micro LED manufacturer PlayNitride for up to US$150 million. Samsung would use the next generation display technology for VR applications and TVs in the future, the report said.
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2017-04-18

Osram Said to Consider Acquisitions of Up To US$530 Million

According to Reuters, German lighting giant Osram is considering new acquisitions worth up to 500 million euros (US$ 530 million), its CFO told German-based newspaper Boersen-Zeitung on Saturday (April 15). However, no specific plans have been made so far.
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2017-04-05

Harbour Group Acquires ILP Holdings Corporation

ILP Holdings Corporation ("ILP") is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group's chairman and chief executive officer, announced.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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2017-03-15

Intel Acquires Mobileye in Anticipation of First Major Wave of Sales for Self-Driving Cars in 2021, Says TrendForce

Intel on March 13 announced that the company will purchase Mobileye, a global provider of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). This deal is worth US$15.3 billion and is another indication that major semiconductor manufacturers are aggressively jockeying for a favorable position in the fast growing automotive electronics market. TrendForce states that after the merger, Intel will be able to combine its hardware products such as high-performance computing chips and IoT solutions with Mobileye’s image processing algorithms for autonomous driving systems. 
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2017-02-23

Opulent Americas Announces Acquisition of New Energy

Opulent Americas, Inc. has acquired New Energy, LLC, an independent LED solutions provider, furthering the company’s position as a globally integrated LED manufacturer. 
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2016-10-07

Osram Finalizes Acquisition of Novità Technologies

Effective Oct. 4, 2016, Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, has successfully completed the acquisition of Novità Technologies, a U.S. manufacturer of automotive LED modules which are used primarily in tail lights, fog lights and daytime running lights. With this move, Osram will further expand its position in the U.S. automotive LED market. “The successful closing of this transaction is a further step in our strategy to strengthen our leading position in automotive lighting and to expand our LED automotive portfolio for project business,” said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of the Specialty Lighting business unit. 
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2015-07-15

[Update] Ledman to Acquire Toshare for RMB 230 M

Further details of Ledman’s acquisition of a Chinese LED luminaire company has finally been confirmed today.
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2015-07-13

Ledman to Acquire LED Luminaire Company for RMB 230 M

Chinese LED manufacturer Ledman announced it is planning to acquire a new LED luminaire company as of July 8, 2015.
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2015-04-07

Lumileds Remains Largely Unaffected After Go Scale Capital Acquisition

LEDinside recently interviewed Kevin Lucido, Director of Global Marketing Communications at Lumileds, Philips, about the company’s business and technology developments after Go Scale Capital acquires the company.
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2014-12-31

Epistar and FOREPI Complete Official Merge

Listed Taiwanese LED manufacturer FOREPI and Epistar completed official integration on Dec. 30, 2014, according to an UDN report. FOREPI has become a subsidiary under Epistar, and after an interim shareholder meeting in September, FOREPI will complete integration during 1Q15. After being absorbed by Epistar, FOREPI is expected to profit in 2015.
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2014-12-08

Veeco Completes Acquisition of Solid State Equipment Holdings

Veeco Instruments announced that it has acquired privately held Solid State Equipment Holdings LLC (“SSEC”), based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. SSEC is a leading innovator in single wafer wet etch, clean and surface preparation equipment targeting high growth segments in advanced packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and compound semiconductor.
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2014-11-06

Apple and GTAT Stick to Settlement after Unsealing of Documents

Apple and GT Advanced Technology (GTAT) settlement was unaffected by the publication of documents previously considered confidential, according to a Bloomberg report.
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2014-10-09

Is Apple Set to Acquire GTAT?

Since GT Advanced Technology (GTAT) abruptly filed for bankruptcy protection this Monday, many industry insiders have speculated how this will impact Apple. While most Wall Street financial analysts believe Apple could walk away with GTAT’s sapphire equipment and patents at a bargain price, one report believes Apple could acquire GTAT.
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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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2014-06-30

[Breaking News] Epistar Acquires FOREPI

Epistar has finally decided to acquire FOREPI, and will be announcing the details of the deal later today, according to several Taiwanese media reports.
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2014-06-23

Epistar Acquires Optodisc Factory to Expand AlInGaP LED Production

Leading Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Epistar acquired bankrupt Taiwanese blue-ray CD and LaserDisc manufacturer Optodisc factory for NT $836 million, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. Epistar plans to expand AlInGaP and InGaN LED production at the new factory site.
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2014-04-29

ForceField Energy Completes Acquisition of American Lighting & Distribution

ForceField Energy Inc., a designer, seller and distributor of energy products and solutions, today announced that it completed the acquisition of American Lighting & Distribution ("American Lighting" or "ALD"). Based in San Diego, California, American Lighting is a leading energy-efficient, commercial lighting specialist with over 20,000 installed customers and standing relationships with many major California utilities, including Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E"), Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric. ALD reported unaudited revenues of approximately $7.0 million in 2013, with adjusted EBITDA in excess of $900,000, or a 13% EBITDA margin.
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2014-04-18

Revolution Lighting Technologies Closes Acquisition of Value Lighting

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (Revolution Lighting), a leader in advanced LED lighting solutions, announced it has closed its acquisition of Value Lighting Inc. and certain affiliates (Value Lighting).
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2013-09-30

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Complete Merge

Applied Materials, Inc. and Tokyo Electron Limited announced a definitive agreement to create a global innovator in semiconductor and display manufacturing technology via an all-stock combination which values the new combined company at approximately US$29 billion (¥2.8 trillion). This combination, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, brings together complementary leading technologies and products to create an expanded set of capabilities in precision materials engineering and patterning that are strategically important for customers.
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2013-07-02

Orion Energy Systems Complete the Acquisition of Harris

Orion Energy Systems, Inc., a leading power technology enterprise, announced yesterday that it has completed the acquisition of Harris Manufacturing, Inc. and Harris LED, LLC. Harris Manufacturing and Harris LED had specialized in designing, sourcing and manufacturing energy-efficient lighting systems including fluorescent and LED lighting solutions, and day-lighting products. The purchase price of the transaction was $10 million, subject to post-closing adjustments for net working capital. The purchase price was paid through a combination of $5 million in cash, $...
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2010-04-28

Dialight Acquires BTI Light Systems A/S

Dialight plc, the UK based leader in applied LED technology, announces the acquisition of BTI Light Systems A/S ("BTI"), a Danish company offering signaling and safety equipment for the wind, marine and airport industries. BTI is being acquired from its management for a total consideration of DKK 26m (£3.0m), DKK 18m (£2.1m) of which is payable in cash with the remainder in Dialight shares.
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2009-05-08

Epistar Reportedly to Acquire Huga Optech

Epistar Inc., the No.1 LED chipmaker in Taiwan, is reportedly to be acquiring Huga Optech Inc., the island`s second biggest LED provider, to ease its straining capacity, and is near the end of the acquisition.
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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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