2011-02-15

Philips LED Lightbulb is First 60-WATT Equivalent to Earn Energy Star Qualification

Consumers get proven technology that will save energy and money with commercially available Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt   The world’s first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent bulb is now also the first to earn ENERGY STAR qualification.  Philips Lighting announced today that the Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt (also sold professionally under the Philips EnduraLED brand) has met or exceeded the light quality and energy efficiency requirements for a 60-watt LED equivalent set forth by ENERGY STAR, proving that it is a high...
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2011-02-11

Epicrystal-Epistar to Accelerate Capacity Expansion with AIXTRON UHB GaN LED Systems

AIXTRON SE announced a new order for MOCVD reactors from an Epistar joint venture, Epicrystal Corporation (Changzhou), Ltd. in China. The company, formed as a new joint venture between Epistar and Epistar’s customers, is engaged in manufacture and distribution of LED-based products. The order is made up of five AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems. Following delivery in the second quarter of 2011, the systems will be used for production of ultra-high brightness (UHB) GaN-based LEDs. The new reactors will be commissioned by the local AIXT...
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2011-02-10

Philips Lumileds’ SignalSure Mid-power LEDs for Automotive Signalling

Recently, Philips Lumileds has released its new SignalSure mid-power LEDs, expecting to be the most robust and reliable surface mount LED available to the automotive industry.   The modules have undergone a rigorous Multi Environment Overstress Testing (MEOST) regime that exceeds the testing required by today’s standards for automotive signalling LED sources. And it is available in red-orange and amber colours....
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2011-02-09

SemiSouth Orders World’s Largest Commercial Capacity SiC Planetary Reactor® System from AIXTRON

AIXTRON SE announced a new order for a CVD reactor from existing customer SemiSouth Laboratories of Starkville, MS, USA. The order is for an AIX 2800G4 WW deposition system in the 10x100 mm and the 6x150 mm configuration which will be used for the production of power silicon carbide (SiC) Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) and Schottky Barrier Diode microelectronic devices. SemiSouth placed the order in the fourth quarter of 2010 and the system will be delivered in the second quarter of 2011. The local AIXTRON support team will commi...
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2011-01-31

Netherlands-based LED Vegetable Laboratory

Reportedly, Netherlands-based PlantLab has taken advantage of red and blue LED lights to produce beans, corn, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and strawberries in an automated indoor farm, which could lead to more efficient indoor food production, especially in climates with short sunlight hours. With single coloured LED lights, scientists at PlantLab are using the exact coloured that lights plants need for photosynthesis. According to the project overview, “Plants mainly need blue and red light for photosynthesis and far-red, a colour not even visible to the human eye ...
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2011-01-31

Philips Aims at Acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific Region

Currently, Philips has announced it will seek for acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific region as a part of the company's strategic to keep up with its growth momentum for its lighting business. According to Philips Lighting Asia Regional Director Nigel D' Acre, the adoption rate of LEDs in the emerging markets, especially in Asia, was even faster. As a result, they felt that they need to catch up and be prepared with the growth through partnerships, future acquisitions, through close relationships and other infrastructure projects. In D' Acre‘s opinio...
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2011-01-28

Major Milestone Passed with Photonic Crystal Patterning on Full 4” Wafers with PHABLETM Technology

Eulitha AG of Switzerland and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) of Japan announced the successful patterning of 4” wafers with Eulitha’s proprietary PHABLE technology. Photonic crystal patterns with 600 nm period and hexagonal symmetry was created uniformly over 4” wafers. PHABLE is a novel mask based photolithography technology that promises to revolutionize production of photonic structures such as photonic crystals, diffraction gratings and anti-reflection surfaces. High-throughput fabrication of such patterns over large areas is required...
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2011-01-27

Barco Introduces New LED Backlit LCD Displays

Barco is reported to launch its new NSL-5521 display which can be available in video walls and its stand-alone LDX series for control room applications. The new displays combine LCD technology with LED backlighting to produce brighter images and a wider color gamut, while providing a smart and space-saving design. According to Barco, this new LED backlit LCD displays will be showed off for the first time at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), from 1 to 3 February 2011....
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2011-01-19

Major US Research Center to Work on Graphene on Silicon Carbide with AIXTRON Hot-Wall Tube Reactor

AIXTRON SE today announced a new order for a silicon carbide (SiC) chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system from a major corporate research & development center located in the northeast of the USA. The order comprises a VP508GFR 1x4-inch wafer configuration Hot-Wall reactor system with additional features including a Dual Tube Hot-Wall reactor with the AIXTRON patented Gas Foil Rotation® for individual wafer uniformity and high temperature capability.   The company placed the order during the third quarter of 2010. Following delivery in t...
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2011-01-18

OptoDrive's Minor Surgery LED Engine

The new Svea LED Engine is the latest design in the Optodrive concept with less radiated heat and less energy consumption than any incandescent alternatives. A LED based light source that reach 30klx from such small size as 90mm (3.5”), easily integrated in Surgical light sources for high intensity illumination. Excellent possibilities to reach a perfect shadow control with multi array design and a crisp white light with excellent R9 values. Reduced heat output and prolong lifetime compared to conventional light sources.  Technically, a light source designed for...
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2011-01-14

Sportlite Takes Efficiency to the Next Level with Its New LED Garage Fixture Series

New GR-52 LED garage fixture provides replacement ease and thermal management for long lasting performance Philips Sportlite introduces the LED Garage Fixture Series, specifically designed to provide more efficient lighting at an economical price. The fixtures maintain more than 70% of their lumens up to 82,000 hours, providing less need for maintenance or replacement.  
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2011-01-14

IXYS Corporation Released New 6-Channel New LED Driver

IXYS Corporation has released an innovative inductor-based 6-channel White LED driver LDS8763, which can drive up to 72 WLEDs in six strings with up to 12 LEDs per string. The LDS8763 is delivered with factory programmed LED current at 20, 25, or 30 mA per string and 1.5% channel-to-channel current matching. Internal PWM pulse generator with duty cycle regulated by external DC voltage applied to the PWM pin adjusts its LED brightness.
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2011-01-13

China´s HC SemiTek receives six more AIXTRON CRIUS MOCVD tools

AIXTRON SE today announced an order from mainland China. HC SemiTek placed an order for six additional CRIUS® Gallium Nitride epitaxial growth reactors. The six machines in the 31x2-inch wafer configuration have been delivered to the company’s modern facility in Wuhan.
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2011-01-13

Streetlighting Intelligence Inc. and National Semiconductor to Collaborate on Feature-rich Street Lighting Technologies

StreetlightIntelligence Inc. (TSX-V:SLQ, "SLQ"), of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, a leading developer of adaptive street light control and monitoring technology, and National Semiconductor Corp.
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2011-01-11

AIXTRON OVPD® technology receives best technical development award

Manufacturing Award at Printed Electronics and Photovoltaics USA 2010. The prize is awarded for exceptional work on developing high-efficiency components and manufacturing technologies for flexible electronics. AIXTRON has received the award for its OVPD® process1, an enabling technology for manufacturing OLEDs and other applications in organic electronics.
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2011-01-06

Philips Lighting Lit up the Cebu Capitol

It’s reported that Philips Lighting has brightened the Cebu Capitol building with LED bulbs. According to Provincial Engineer Eulogio Pelayre, launched last month, the lighted Capitol building will be maintained by the company free of charge. The LED bulbs allow the Capitol to save 70 percent in power bills. No maintenance or replacement of bulbs is needed for the next 15 years at least.
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2011-01-05

Philips expands its portfolio to deliver customized energy-efficient lighting solutions through the acquisition of Optimum Lighting

Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that it has acquired Optimum Lighting LLC, a privately owned company specializing in customized energy-efficient lighting solutions for the office, industry and retail segments. This acquisition complements Philips’ customer-centric innovation capabilities and strengthens its global leadership position in professional lighting solutions.
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2011-01-05

Lama Concept Created LED Light Embedded Carpet

Based on the emergency carpet lighting on airplanes, Netherlands-based Lama Concept has created a RGB LED light embedded carpet. According to the designer, people can find their way by this Cell+Led lights. “The strings are put together randomly so a natural pattern will evolve together with a playful finishing of the edges. Another advantage of the carpet being made out of strings is that they can be replaced by new ones.”
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2011-01-05

AVX Receives Elektra 2010 ‘COMPONENT OF THE YEAR AWARD’ at Prestigious Electronics Event

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently received the Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year at the Elektra Awards for its new surface mount polymer tantalum capacitors. Reviewed by an independent panel of judges, the Elektra 2010 European Electronics Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the European electronics industry that recognizes the achievements of individuals and companies.
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2011-01-04

Ural State University Designed New LED Street Lamp

Ural State University’s scientists have combined a LED and a computer fan to create a new lamp, which can work for 50 000 hours, expecting to provide more efficient than a general street light.
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2010-12-31

Philips Enters New Decade of Sustainably Lighting Times Square Ball

In 2010-2011, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI)  enters a new decade of energy efficiency, celebrating its 11th anniversary as the official Lighting Partner to the world-famous Times Square Ball, a beacon of LED innovation.
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2010-12-29

Philips’ White LED Light Show at Bridge of Peace

Philips Lumileds has played an all-white interactive LED light show with 1,208 custom LED fixtures containing 6,040 high-power LUXEON Rebel LEDs on the curvy sunroof of the Bridge of Peace in Tbisli, Georgia in the former Soviet Union.
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2010-12-24

City of Milan Displays a Dazzling LED Tribute to Celebrate Christmas

The city of Milan installs a dazzling LED light display portraying a cluster of outdoor clotheslines to celebrate Christmas. As part of the 2010 Milan LED Light Festival that kicked off earlier this month and runs until mid-January, Italian designer Fabio Novembre created “Ieri, Oggi, Domani” (“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow), a dazzling LED tribute to Italy’s cultural appreciation of clotheslines.
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2010-12-24

Indian Monuments to Take a LED Lighting Pilot Project

Reportedly, India tourism department will light up the Panaji church and the picturesque Penha de França church at Britona with Phillips Lighting’s LED lighting as a pilot project from December 23 to January 2.
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2010-12-23

AIXTRON Completes Conversion into a European Company (SE)

Conversion as a commitment to the international orientation of the Company AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIX; NASDAQ: AIXG) confirmed the completion of the company’s conversion into a European Company. With today’s entry into the commercial register of the Aachen municipal court, AIXTRON Aktiengesellschaft will in future operate and report as AIXTRON SE.  
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2010-12-22

SAINOOR Presents Advanced LED Lighting Solutions at Indian Trade Show, LEDEXPO 2010

Sainoor - India's premier LED lighting solutions company - showcased some of world's most advanced LED lights during LEDEXPO 2010 at New Delhi from Dec 17 - Dec 19, 2010.  
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2010-12-21

Piccadilly Circus Gets LED Makeover

TDK has used LED technology to upgrade its iconic neon sign at London’s Piccadilly Circus. The LED display which nearly has 100 square metres was jointly created by Barco, project management company MT² and system integrator Beaver Solutions. Barco’s 16mm TF-16BK LED tiles were used for the display. A web-based Scala content management system, supplied by Beaver was also used in the sign.
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2010-12-17

OSRAM LEDs Homing in on Office Projectors

Enormous increase in brightness for green
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2010-12-16

AIXTRON G5 multiple order from HUGA Optotech

AIXTRON AG announced a repeat order for multiple MOCVD reactors from existing customer HUGA Optotech. The order comprises a double-digit number of AIX G5 HT 14x4-inch configuration deposition systems. HUGA Optotech placed the order in the course of 2010 and after delivery of the systems between the fourth quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, they will be used for the production of GaN-based materials for ultra-high brightness (UHB) blue LEDs.
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2010-12-16

Philips Lumileds Manufactures 150 mm Wafers on a Large Scale to Dominate LED Industry

As the first power LED manufacturer in mass production on 150 mm wafers , Philips Lumileds is manufacturing millions of GaN based LEDs weekly on the larger substrates. According to Matthijs Glastra, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Philips Lumileds, “The addition of 150 mm manufacturing capacity to our existing capability leverages our epitaxy and wafer fabrication technology excellence and gives Lumileds the capacity to produce billions of LUXEON LEDs annually.”
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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