2017-06-26

Interview at GILE 2017: Dow Corning Guards LED Package Industry through Innovation

From dome optical lens to liquid silicone materials for encapsulation and adhesion, on the booth’s panel, noted LED package material manufacturer Dow Corning, now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, showcased a myriad of advanced silicone products for various package types. At GILE 2017, LEDinside had an interview with Mr. Takuhiro Tsuchiya, Global Segment Leader at Dow Corning, on current trends and the company’s role in the LED package industry.
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2017-06-12

Dow Corning CL-1000 Optical Silicone Binder Extends Thermal and Optical Performance for Chip-Scale LED Package Designs

Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, introduced Dow Corning CL-1000 Optical Silicone Binder, a new, more thermally stable, high refractive index (RI) material available only in China that is formulated to expand design options for high-power chip-scale LED packaging (CSP). The latest addition to the company’s portfolio of advanced solutions for LED lighting, CL-1000 Binder offers best-in-class thermal stability and is optimized for compression molding processes.
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2017-05-10

Dow Corning Further Challenges the Boundaries of LED Design with Launch of Three Advanced New Moldable Silicone Products

Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, unveiled at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (Booth #2557) a significant expansion to its industry-leading portfolio of LED solutions with the launch of three new high-performance products under the Dow Corning® label: MS-4002, MS-4022 and MS-4007 Moldable Optical Silicones. Offering enhanced optical, mechanical and processing properties, these three new products further broaden design freedoms for secondary lenses and optical elements used in high-brightness LED lamps and luminaires.
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2017-05-03

Dow Corning to Showcase the Latest in Optical Silicone Technology and LED Design at LIGHTFAIR 2017

Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will unveil next week at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (Booth #2557) a significant expansion to its award-winning Moldable Optical Silicones family. The company will also showcase the latest advances and applications of its industry-leading silicone solutions for LED lighting, including an innovative LED lamp developed by Selux Corp. and lens designs pioneered by Dow Corning customer and co-exhibitor LumenFlow Corp.
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2017-02-23

Dow Corning to Discuss During SIL 2017 How the Latest Advances in Optical Silicones Are Benefiting LED Designers

Clinton Whiteley, a development scientist for Dow Corning, will present a paper at Strategies in Light (SIL) 2017 that highlights recent advances in optical silicones targeting LED lamp and luminaire applications.
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2017-01-19

Dow Corning Greatly Expands LED Packaging Design Options. With Launch of Three New Highly Reflective Silicone Coatings.

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, significantly expanded the design flexibilities for LED packaging manufacturers today with the addition of three new highly reflective silicone coatings to its fast-growing portfolio of advanced LED solutions. Offering targeted solutions for cutting-edge LED designs – such as chip scale (CSP) and chip on-board (COB) packaging – the three new products also deliver versatile processing options ranging from conventional dispensing to emerging printing methods.
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2016-08-02

European Patent Office Upholds Dow Corning’s LED Optical Silicone Encapsulants Patents

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) rejected a request to revoke patent EP-1556443. The patent is part of the rich intellectual property (IP) portfolio that protects the company’s proprietary high refractive index (RI) phenyl-silicone-based optical encapsulant technology, which offers enhanced light output, improved reliability and other benefits for high-brightness LED lighting designs.  The EPO’s decision significantly strengthens Dow Corning’s IP position in Europe’s fast-growing LED lighting market where patent compliance is strategically important, as well as other key global LED manufacturing centers, such as the U.S., Japan, Korea and China.
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2016-06-21

Dow Corning Showcases Material Innovations at GILE 2016

Top LED material manufacturer Dow Corning showcased a variety of new silicone-based materials for LED packaging, industrial and street lighting applications at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 (GILE 2016). This is LEDinside pleasure to have a chance to have an interview with marketing director of Dow Corning Lighting and Electronics, Rogier Reinders, to share the product features and market perspectives. 
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2016-03-18

Dow Corning Showcases Silicone Secondary Optical Lens for UV LED Applications at Light+Building 2016

Top LED material manufacturer Dow Corning showcased a prototype silicone-based material for UV LED applications at the biennial Light+Building 2016, which takes place this week at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany. 
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2015-12-15

Dow Chemical Acquires 100% Stake in Dow Corning

Expecting more than $1 billion in additional annual EBITDA at full run-rate synergies. Transaction is expected to yield more than $1 billion in additional annual EBITDA at full run-rate synergies and is expected to be accretive to Operating EPS, cash flow from operations and free cash flow in the first full year after the close of the transaction. Combination deepens Dow’s portfolio in attractive end use applications such as building and construction, consumer care, and automotive.
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2015-10-29

Dow Corning Revenues Down Slightly in 3Q15

Dow Corning Corp. today announced third quarter sales of US $1.39 billion and net income of $72 million. Adjusted net income in the third quarter decreased 1% to $108 million. Through the three quarters, Dow Corning's adjusted net income, which excludes unusual items, has increased 6 percent despite decreased sales impacted largely by the strong United States dollar.
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2015-09-15

Dow Corning to Exibit Optical Silicones at LED Professional Symposium

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced today that two of its lighting industry experts will speak at the LED Professional Symposium (LpS 2015), from September 22 to 24 in Bregenz, Austria. The company will also spotlight at its booth (#D2) two advanced new silicone technologies for LED lighting, the expanded design and manufacturing flexibilities offered by its Dow Corning® Moldable Silicones product family.
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2015-06-22

Dow Corning: CSP LED to Drive Next Generation LED Package Development

CSP technology will lead the emergence of new LED package material demands, said Kaz Maruyama, Global Marketing Director, Dow Corning Lighting Solutions at LEDforum 2015 Guangzhou, which took place earlier this month at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China.
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2015-06-08

Dow Corning: Rapid Growth of LED Lighting Driving Adoption of Advanced Silicone Technologies

General lighting applications for LEDs continue to accelerate in China, thanks to improvements in LED power, efficacy and quality, as well as new government mandates that seek to replace conventional incandescent lighting with solid-state sources. According to market analyst TechNavio, China’s LED lighting market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.9% between 2013 and 2018, making the country one of the globe’s largest potential markets for LED lighting. However, as the technology matures, pressure will grow on LED lighting OEMs to offer more differentiated lighting designs within increasingly stringent cost constraints. 
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2015-05-12

Dow Corning Granted Korean Patent for LED Optical Silicone Encapsulant Technology

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, reported today that the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) granted a patent protecting the company’s high refractive index (RI) phenyl-based optical silicone encapsulant technology, which targets advanced LED lighting applications. Specifically, the patent protects the composition of curable organopolysiloxane chemistry used to formulateDow Corning® Optical Encapsulant products, which offer numerous high-value benefits to LED devices. 
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2015-05-04

Dow Corning to Unveil Two New Products at LightFair International 2015

As Dow Corning Corporation launches two new lighting products at LightFair International 2015, it is stressing something larger: A new way of thinking of silicones throughout the luminaire design process.
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2015-04-08

TILS 2015 Overview: Manufacturers Strive for Balance Between Cost and Efficiency

Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 organized by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA) successfully concluded on March 28, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-02-25

Dow Corning Releases New Silicone Encapsulant for Outdoor LED Lighting Applications

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today introduced Dow Corning® EI-1184 Clear Encapsulant for demanding outdoor LED lighting applications here at the Strategies in Light exposition (Booth #827). Featuring high transparency and weatherability, the two-part silicone encapsulant delivers reliable, long-lasting protection of sensitive LED electronics in environments containing moisture, ultraviolet (UV) light, thermal cycling and extreme temperatures for both indoor and outdoor lamp and luminaire applications.
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2014-12-19

Dow Corning Loses LED Optical Silicone Encapsulants Patent Lawsuit Against KMT Technology

Dow Corning’s LED Optical Silicon Encapsulant patent 200480028707.8 in a patent dispute with KMT Technology (KMT) has been ruled invalid by China’s State Intellectual Property Office Patent Reexamination Board on Dec. 17, 2014, according to KMT official website.
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2014-09-09

Dow Corning to Showcase LED Lighting Solutions at Light India

Dow Corning's authorized distributor in India, Kevin Electrochem, will showcase Dow Corning's innovative and high-performance silicon-based solutions for LED lighting at Light India from September 18 to 21st 2014 in New Delhi.
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2014-06-05

Dow Corning: Adoption of Optical Silicones Picking Up As LED Lighting Industry Grows Rapidly

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the global chip-on-board (COB) LED market will be just over 40 percent through 2018, according to analyst firm Research and Markets. Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, expects the continued expansion of enabling materials technologies, such as moldable optical silicones, to help fuel growth in COB packaging and other innovations along the entire LED lighting value chain.
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2014-06-05

Dow Corning Showcases New Optical Silicone Products at LIGHTFAIR International 2014

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, is showcasing here at LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 (Booth #8425) its fast-growing portfolio of optical-grade silicones, which are helping LED lighting manufacturers worldwide to expand the possibilities for LED module, lamp and luminaire designs. In addition to the entire Dow Corning Moldable Silicones product family, the company is featuring two recently launched materials innovations and offering visitors an exclusive sneak peek at two additional advanced product technologies nearing commercialization. 
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2014-04-22

[Update] Dow Corning Defends Critical Chinese Patent for LED Optical Silicone Encapsulants

Last Friday, LEDinside covered a Chinese article that pointed out Dow Corning filed lawsuits against Beijing KMT Technology Co over LED organosilicone glue patent infringment. The patent at stake is actually LED optical silicone encapsulants. The LEDinside editorial team would like to apologize for the misleading terminology translation. For more details on the case, please see Dow Corning’s press release below: 
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2014-04-18

Dow Corning Sues Chinese Manufacturer over LED Organosilicone Glue Patent Infringement

Dow Corning’s Chinese subsidy has recently filed an organosilicone patent infringement case in Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court against Beijing KMT Technology, according to a Chinese language OFweek report. In the complaint, Beijing KMT Technology was accused of selling Dow Corning’s patented organosilicone products as its own.
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2014-04-02

New Dow Corning Sealant Bonds To Shorten LED Lamps and Luminaires Assembly Time

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, introduced new Dow Corning® EA-2900 Sealant (white) here today at Light+Building (Booth A51, Hall 4.0). One of the latest additions to the company's broad and growing portfolio of advanced silicone solutions for LED lamp and luminaire applications, Dow Corning® EA-2900 Sealant rapidly forms bonds in as little as 10 minutes. This enables manufacturers to minimize delays to assembly or handling of parts, and ensures significantly faster production of LED modules, lamps and luminaires.
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2014-04-02

Dow Corning Launches New Moldable Silicone for LED Optic Applications

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, launched new Dow Corning® MS-1001 Moldable Silicone for LED lighting applications today here at Light + Building 2014 (Booth A51, Hall 4.0). In addition to offering the ultra-high clarity, good moldability and photo-thermal stability for which the Dow Corning family of Moldable Silicones is known, MS-1001 Moldable Silicone introduces the product line's highest hardness material of the family.
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2014-02-26

Dow Corning Global Director to Talk On Improving LED Efficiency with High-Performance Silicones at Strategies in Lighting 2014

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced today that Kaz Maruyama, global industry director for Dow Corning Lighting Solutions, will deliver a presentation at the 15th Edition of Strategies in Light in Santa Clara, Calif. Titled “Materials Solutions for Maximizing LED Package Efficiency,” the presentation will detail how new high-performance optical silicones are increasing the efficiency of LED packaging design.
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2013-12-04

Dow Corning Launches New Dispensable Thermal Pads

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today introduced new Dow Corning® Dispensable Thermal Pads, an advanced new technology developed for more cost-effective thermal management of high-performance electronics targeting LED lamp and luminaires, data servers, telecommunications equipment and transportation applications. The new materials enable manufacturers to quickly and precisely print a layer of thermally conductive curable silicone compound in controllable thicknesses on complex-shaped substrates while ensuring excellent thermal management properties and reduced manufacturing cost.
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2013-11-29

Dow Corning's Newest Moldable Optical Silicone Enables Energy Efficient and Reliable LED Lighting Designs

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, introduced new Dow Corning® MS-2002 Moldable White Reflector Silicone at Strategies in Light Europe 2013. This highly reflective white material extends the excellent photo-thermal stability and high-moldability that typifies Dow Corning's award-winning optical-grade Moldable Silicone family to the reflective elements of LED lamp and luminaire applications. 
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2013-08-01

Dow Corning Announces Its Sales and Profits for First Half of 2013

On July 31, Dow Corning Corp. announced sales of $2.69 billion and net income of $149 million for the first half of 2013. Dow Corning's year-to-date sales and adjusted net income were down 13 percent and 9 percent, respectively, compared to 2012. Adjusted net income for 2013 excluded restructuring expenses. Additional information about Dow Corning's financial results: Second Quarter Results Sales were $1.43 billion, 9 percent lower than last year's second quarter. Q2 silicones segment sales were up nearly 6 percent compared to Q1. Polysilicon...
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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