2011-03-09

LED Advertising Light-boxes with 90% Maintenance Cost Reduction Five Years of Proven Record with OSRAM’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LEDs are in the spotlight again. When the advertising light-boxes in Singapore’s Changi Airport were to switch away from fluorescent T8 tubes under REVOLITE’s energy saving program, OSRAM’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs were chosen to be the light source by REVOLITE, the renowned LED back-light application expertise. It was found that over the last five years, after replacing the old tubes and installing REVOLITE’s Dio™ back-lit lightbox system with these LEDs, maintenance ...
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2011-03-08

Finisar Corporation purchases AIXTRON MOCVD technology for next generation VCSEL production

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2011-03-08

LUXEON Power LEDs Becomes the First in ENERGY STAR Qualified 60-Watt Equivalent Retrofit Bulb

It’s reported that LUXEON power LEDs has become the first in ENERGY STAR qualified LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent bulb. According to Steve Barlow, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Philips Lumileds. “We are well beyond demo and prototype bulbs not only for 60-Watt equivalents but also for MR16s, PAR lamps, GU10, and other form factors that are widely used. Our sights are now set clearly on enabling replacements for 75-watt equivalent bulbs.”  ...
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2011-03-07

Capacity Expansion at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Conversion and expansion of chip manufacture at the Penang and Regensburg plants OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will be stepping up its production output significantly by converting its two chip manufacturing facilities to 6-inch wafers while expanding both plants. A new production building is currently under construction in Penang, Malaysia, while in Regensburg, Germany, the available space is being reallocated. The two facilities will each be converting to the new manufacturing technology, introducing 6-inch wafers to replace the current 4-inch wafers. These measures are exp...
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2011-03-07

President Dmitry Medvedev Visits Optogan: the Largest LED Production in Russia

The European LED manufacturer Optogan welcomes Russia‘s President Dmitry Medvedev in the recently set up LED production plant in St. Petersburg. During his official visit the President was able to convince himself of the luminous power produced by the German LED chips used in the Russian built LED lamps. The recently opened St. Petersburg sister plant to the Bavarian based Landshut company, builds energy efficient LED components and light fittings to fulfil its rapidly growing domestic demand. These lighting elements are now already to be found in p...
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2011-03-07

Philips’ StyliD LED Spot Rreceived Gold iF Product Design Award

Philips’ StyliD LED spot has been awarded the prestigious gold iF product design award. As part of the next generation of LED retail lighting, the StyliD produces sparkling warm light which creates an appealing atmosphere inside a store and helps merchandise to stand out as well as lowers the cost in both maintenance and energy use in comparison with traditional lighting.   According to the iF jury report: “With the StyliD LED luminaire range Philips realized the first truly variable LED solution that meets the requirements of having both opti...
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2011-03-04

New Shares from AIXTRON Stock Option Program will be Traded under Separate ISIN

AIXTRON SE worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, has a number of stock option programs in place that grant the members of the Executive Board and employees the right to purchase AIXTRON shares under certain conditions. Under the terms of the stock option plan 2007, stock options can currently be exercised. New shares resulting from exercised options are not entitled for dividend for fiscal year 2010 and will therefore be traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the separate ISIN DE000A1H30A0 until and includin...
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2011-03-01

Siam Discovery Center Rejuvenated by OSRAM’s LEDs

Adding Colours to Bangkok’s Landmark The Siam Discovery Center is one of Bangkok’s first shopping malls. Recently, the Center has new looks, thanks to Signex LED architectural lighting. At the core of the lighting fixtures are OSRAM Opto Semiconductor’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs which help illuminate the multi-dimensional bubble-like structures at the front of the building, attracting shoppers and tourists from afar. “When we were asked to create a lively illumination design for the Siam Discovery Center, we immediately picked...
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2011-03-01

AIXTRON expecting further growth in 2011

Successful market penetration of latest generation systems Early demand for LED lighting production equipment continues R&D capacity increases AIXTRON SE (ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, delivered in 2010, for the third year in succession, the best operational performance in its history with EUR 783.8m of revenues and a 35% EBIT margin. Guidance for 2011 has been set at EUR 800-900m of revenues with an EBIT margin of circa 35%. Key Financials (in EUR million)&nb...
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2011-03-01

Philips AmbientLED Received ENERGY STAR Certification

Philips EnduraLED / AmbientLED 12.5 watt is announced to receive ENERGY STAR certification.   The Philips AmbientLED lasts 25 times longer and uses 80 percent less energy than the 60-watt incandescent bulb it is designed to replace. It features 806 lumens, 2700K, a CRI of 80 and a six year warranty.  Ed Crawford, General Manager of Lamps for Philips Lighting North America, said that “This LED bulb represents an important milestone for the lighting industry and for LED adoption, as it will give utilities the confidence to supp...
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2011-02-28

Rutland Village Benefits from LEDs

Recently, Rutland village has benefited a lot from LEDs. Market Overton Parish Council in Rutland reported the savings after LED bulbs were installed, replacing the usual sodium system. According to Deputy chairman, Andrew Stewart , the parish council's average monthly energy bill had gone down from about £80 to about £15 since the changes. Maintenance costs are also expected to be around 90% cheaper than in previous years. What’s more, 80% of their street lamps have been fitted with time switches to turn the lights off between the hours of m...
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2011-02-25

Oxford Instruments Partnered with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute to Form a LED Research Lab

According to Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute, it has made a partnership with Oxford Instruments PLC, a U.K.-based high-tech tool systems company, to set up a research center for LED, which will focus on wafer-level packaging processes and integrated micro-structure technologies for high-brightness LEDs. ITRI President Shyu Jyuo-min pointed out that “With Taiwan’s most advanced Microelectromechanical Systems Open lab, ITRI will provide the best research and development capability in the field of LED packaging.”...
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2011-02-25

Philips Officer to Show His Opinion on Future LED Innovations at Future Lighting Europe 2011

It’s said that the Future Lighting Europe conference will be held on 5th-6th April 2011 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam.   Rogier van der Heide, Vice President of Philips Design and Chief Design Officer of Philips Lighting will present at the conference and show his opinion on LED innovations.   He will lead a session discussing the challenges faced by the lighting industry and provides his view on the LED technologies in the future, as well as the importance of the Open innovation approach. Besides, he will share his insight into the stan...
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2011-02-24

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to use AIXTRON CCS reactor for III/Vs on Silicon research

AIXTRON SE  has announced  that its Close Coupled Showerhead® MOCVD Platform, a CRIUS® CCS reactor in the 6x2-inch (3x3-inch or 1x6-inch) wafer configuration, has been ordered by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The Hong Kong based institute placed the order during the third quarter of 2010 and following delivery in the first quarter of 2011, the systems will be used for As/P/Sb based materials grown on Silicon substrates for electronics and photonics research applications. AIXTRON´s local...
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2011-02-24

Tyco Electronics’ LED Socket Designed for Philips Lumileds LUXEON™ S LED

At Strategies In Light 2011 in Santa Clara, California, Tyco Electronics (TE) has showcased the solderless LED socket, Type LS, designed for use with the new Philips Lumileds LUXEON™ S LED. The new product offers a solderless termination that complements this newly-released lighting-class LED by Philips Lumileds. ...
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2011-02-24

Benwirth Licht Cluster+, a Modular OLED and LED Lamp

German design firm Benwirth Licht created a new modular OLED/LED lamp called Cluster+. The lamp uses both LEDs and OLEDs (OSRAM's ORBEOS panels, in fact) to create unique designs. The idea is that you can arrange the lamp in whatever design you want, and so use it as a chandelier, desk lamp, wall lamp and any other arrangement you can think of. The basic building block is a square that contains either one circular ORBEOS OLED panel or four LEDs. The square block is about 5 square inches in size (and less than 1/8 of an inch thick).  ...
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2011-02-24

Dialight Launches New Night Vision Compatible Vigilant™ Series L-810 LED Obstruction Light

Dual Red/IR LED Unit Provides Visibility with NVGs and ANVIS in a Single Unit for New Installations or as an Easy Retrofit for Existing Fixtures Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, unveiled its new Vigilant™ Series L-810 RTO Infrared Series Dual Red/Infrared LED L-810 Obstruction Light, the first and only L-810 product on the market featuring red and IR LEDs in a single unit. The Vigilant IR Series leverages Dialight’s superior optics technology to ensure vi...
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2011-02-23

dilitronics Released New LED Driver for Interior Applications

dilatoriness GmbH has launched a new LED driver ,the MCC16, which is designed for interior applications. According to the company, the MCC16 has combined with DMX, TCP/IP or DALI interfaces and has a capability of separately controlling up to 16 LED modules. With these ground-breaking characteristics, it can be used not only in workplace lighting, accent lighting for hotels and bars but also flexible area lighting for conference and seminar rooms, demanding individual lighting concepts based on LEDs....
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2011-02-23

Oxley Installs Dual-mode LED DC Combi Lights on Foxhound British Army Patrol Vehicle

It’s reported that Oxley Developments has supplied a dual-mode LED DC Combi Lights for the Foxhound British army patrol vehicle. The lights can be operated in normal and blackout/emergency modes and are an alternative to traditional filament lighting. Foxhound is the British Army name for Ocelot, the Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) designed and developed by Force Protection Europe. And Force Protection Europe has won a contract to supply 200 of the British-designed vehicles to the Ministry of Defence. Oxley’s LED DC Comb...
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2011-02-23

Taiwan Ubilux Ordered Two Aixtron CRIUS II Deposition Systems

Taiwan LED chip maker Ubilux has placed an order from Aixtron for two CRIUS II deposition systems in the 55x2-inch configuration to expand the company’s production capacity for GaN-based HB LEDs. It’s said that Ubilux placed this order in the fourth quarter of 2010 and the systems will be delivered in the first quarter of 2011....
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2011-02-22

Taiwan’s LED chip maker Ubilux to boost capacity with AIXTRON CRIUS® II systems

AIXTRON SE has announced a new MOCVD reactor order from existing customer Ubilux of Tainan County, Taiwan. The order is for two AIXTRON CRIUS® II deposition systems in the 55x2-inch configuration which will be used to expand the company’s production capacity for GaN-based HB LEDs. Ubilux placed the order in the fourth quarter of 2010 and the systems will be delivered in the first quarter of 2011. A local AIXTRON support team will commission the new reactors at the state of the art clean-room facilities housed in the Ubilux headqu...
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2011-02-22

OSRAM’s Multi CHIPLED LEDs Shines Again,Greatly Improve Video Display Quality

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ Multi CHIPLED LEDs are used in the video display screens in the conference hall of Jinan Municipal Government in Shandong Province of China. The LEDs are selected for their high brightness, high contrast and advanced structure. Housed in black package that is impervious to ambient lighting with its close pitch design, the LEDs enable homogeneous video display and high colour fidelity. Having the blackest LED package on the market and together with diffused resin, the Multi CHIPLED enables better contrast, thus th...
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2011-02-22

New Appointments at Dialight with Special Focus on Middle East

Two new members join the UK sales team and a regional manager is appointed for the Middle East to strengthen Dialight’s position in these markets as a forerunner in the field of industrial LED lighting. Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced three new appointments who between them bring many years of experience in the strategically important hazardous location market and of successfully developing business sales in the Middle East. Together they will contribute to the continuing growth of the company’s so...
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2011-02-21

LayTec GmbH Converted into AG

LayTec AG announces its conversion from LayTec GmbH (a limited liability company) into LayTec AG (Aktiengesellschaft, joint stock corporation). With today’s entry into the commercial register of Berlin/Charlottenburg, LayTec will operate in future as LayTec AG. LayTec will continue being a privately owned company. The herewith announced conversion is not imposing changes to the shareholder structure, which has been stable for many years. The first advisory board was elected by the shareholder meeting in October 2010. Dr. Markus Weyers (Berlin), the cha...
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2011-02-21

RGGLED Launched Unique Largest LED Ceiling Screen

Lately, no big event can be imagined without LED production, especially without something new, creative and record breaking. Just like the 2011 Asian winter games in Kazachstan which on 30th of January took place in Astana, the capital of Kazachstan. New arena in Astana was illuminated by the ceiling LED screen which was designed, manufactured, installed and launched by Lithuanian company RGGLED. This project is unique in Europe as well as in Asia by its measures - ceiling LED screen was 8500 sq. m big. “I evaluate Astana arena project as an extreme suc...
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2011-02-18

Philips to Invest EUR 2 Billion in Green Innovation by 2015

Philips records healthy increase in green product sales in 2010 Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced that it will allocate EUR 2 billion for investments in Green Innovation by 2015 to accelerate sustainable business across the company’s three sectors. In 2010, Philips’ cumulative investments in Green Innovation amounted to EUR 1 billion, surpassing its Green Innovation investment target two years ahead of schedule. As a result of the company’s continued commitment to sustainable innovation, 38% of total 2010 sale...
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2011-02-18

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors to Present at the 12th Annual Strategies in Light Conference and Exhibition

It’s reported that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has become a sponsor of the 2011 Strategies in Light Conference Exhibition,which is an industry conference and exhibition with a focus on High-Brightness LEDs and lighting. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' President and CEO, Aldo Kamper will be a Keynote Speaker at the conference and share fresh insight into the LED world. In addition, the company will be showcasing their LEDs in applications and bringing some of its top professionals as speakers on February 22-24 at the Santa Clara Convention C...
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2011-02-17

Piccadilly Circus Prepares to Replace neon Sanyo sign to LED Display

It’s said that Piccadilly Circus will replace the iconic red and white Sanyo sign, which has been in place since 1978. The Japanese electronics company has been told to replace the sign with a more modern LED display, which allows for moving images. However, according to a spokesman for Sanyo,” the owner of the ad space wanted to change the neon sign to LED for the coming London Olympics, but we didn't feel the need to change it for economic reasons.”...
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2011-02-15

The University of Texas at Austin orders AIXTRON Black Magic for wearable electronics project

AIXTRON SE today announced a new order for a 4-inch Black Magic Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD) system from The University of Texas at Austin. After delivery of the system at the end of 2010, the local AIXTRON support team has carried out the installation and commissioning in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microelectronics Research Center, at The University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Professor Deji Akinwande and Professor Rod Ruoff from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are working on seve...
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2011-02-15

Osram LEDs Helps Russian City Save Energy

The Russian city of Kazan requires two-thirds less energy thanks to LEDEL’s efficient street lighting with OSRAM Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs Reducing Russia’s primary energy consumption by 40 per cent by 2020 is one of the country’s core concerns. To help reach this goal the Republic of Tatarstan is tackling street lighting and has initiated a pilot project in its capital Kazan – a ward with around 25,000 households already benefits from the superior light quality of LED street lighting made by the LEDEL company. They have already...
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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 Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE