Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 25-29

This week chubby TV developments have emerged on the radar screen. The TV is expected to become mainstream model in 2014, and to cope with ongoing price wars LED packagers are making swift changes in the packages used. Mid power LED sector is also seeing increased competition from EMC, PCTand Flip chips. The Chinese LED industry is facing tough challenges, whether it from corrupt government officials, or serious copycat issues in the decorative luminaire industry. Nichia and Everlight also enter a new round of patent wars in the U.S. this week. For more details please see below:

Editor Recommendations

  1.  EMC/PCT/Flip-Chip Fight for Market Share in Mid Power LED
  2. Slimmed Down Chubby TV to Become Mainstream Model in 2014 
  3. Rise in LED Demand to Spur Sapphire Substrate Sales  
  4. China’s Corrupt LED Industry Can’t Avoid Unwritten Rules?   
  5. LEDinside: LED Lighting and Smartphone Applications Demands Leads to Sapphire Substrate Manufacturers Production Expansions   
  6. LEDinsideLED Bulb Retail Price Steadily Declines in October, Shipment Volume Anticipated to Exponentially Increase in 2014  

What’s Trending

  1. LED Packagers Turn to High C/P PCT Package Amid Chubby TV Price Wars 
  2. China’s Outdoor LED Display Industry Developments   
  3. Chinese LED Luminare Market’s Copycat Phenomenon (Editorial Note: Readers should be aware that the credibility of this article is questionable, since the original author offered few details on the people quoted in this article. This article should be used for reference only.)
  4. Medical UV LED is Next Hot R&D Field   
  5. J.P. Morgan Forecast Increased Bargaining Space as LED Lighting Demands Surpass Backlight in 2014
  6. UBS Gives Outlook for Everlight and Epistar 2014 Market Performance  
  7. DOE Posts Up Presentations at 2013 SSL Market Introduction Workshop   (Website has many helpful downloadable resources for those interested.)
  8. Senator Thomas Ada Proposes New Finance Agency to Fund Guam’s LED Streetlight Upgrade
  9. Engineering Project Shows Promise for Advances in Lighting Technology 
  10. CLTC Provides Criteria for Blue Light Use to Quell Market Fears  

Automotive Lighting Industry Trends

  1. Expansion of LEDs into the Automotive Lighting Market   
  2. Things to Watch Out for at Automotive Shows
  3. LED Manufacturers Automotive Show Guide   

Industry News

  1. Everlight Responds to Nichia’s Amendment Complaint 
  2. Nichia Adds to Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Everlight in the United States  
  3. European Patent Office Issues Decision Regarding Universal Display's Organometallic Iridium Patent   
  4. Universal Display and Philips Technologie GmbH Announce Collaboration and Evaluation Agreement for OLED Lighting   
  5. Honglitronic Monthly Package Production Reaches Historical High   
  6. Peter Bauer new Chairman of Osram Supervisory Board, Roland Busch Deputy Chairman 
  7. Photometric Testing Relocates to Expanded Cheltenham Laboratory   
  8. United M&E Benefits from Mexico LED Street Light Orders   
  9. PPG Expands OLED Production to Support Demand for Universal Display Products    

New Products

  1.  Hubbell Lighting Launches Sterner Lighting RT21 LED and Retrofit Power Door Upgrade Kit   
  2. Dow Corning's Newest Moldable Optical Silicone Enables Energy Efficient and Reliable LED Lighting Designs   
  3. Edison Opto COB HM Series meets CEC Specs
  4. Ledzworld’s MR16 Platinum Receives Energy Star Certification
  5. NTL Lemnis Launch New Range of LED Lighting Products Targeting Retail Sector
  6. GE’s Evolve LED Canopy Light Holds Up in Any Weather For Outdoor Lighting   
  7. Goldee Reveals the World’s Smartest Light Switch   
  8. FZLED Launches New T8 Series LED Tubes
  9. PhotonStar Technology Launches Smart Color Tunable LED Bulb   

Interesting Applications

  1. Toshiba Lights up Grand Central Terminal for the Holidays   
  2. Half a Million LED Christmas Light Display Breaks World Record  
  3. Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off With Lumenpulse LED Technology   
  4. Unusual LED Tail Lights for Horses  



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