Hot Picks of the Week Feb. 17-21

Philips new LED light positioning system for retail applications has caught the market attention this week, with some media noting it can be a contender for Apple’s iBeacon system. Samsung has launched new LED packages for smartphone applications, which will also be applied in its Galaxy S5. Veeco revenue plunges 36% in 2013 compared to a year earlier. Breakthroughs in Mn 4+ red phosphor technology will also be creating new trends in the LED industry. For more please see below:

Editor Recommendations

  1. Philips Launches Smart LED Light Guide System for Retail Applications
  2. Samsung to Feature New 1.8t Flash LED in Upcoming Galaxy S5
  3. Veeco Revenue Drops Sharply in 2013
  4. Everlight: China Levels Playing Field by Shifting LED Subsidies to Consumers
  5. Taiwanese Manufacturers on the Alert as Boston University LED Patent Lawsuits Spread
  6. Red Phosphor Powder Developments Spur Manufacturers Expansion in High Color Gamut TV
  7. Nichia Focuses on Mn 4+ Red Phosphor Patents
  8. USPTO Finds the Patent Asserted by Everlight/Emcore to be Unpatentable
  9. LEDinside: Global LED Outdoor Lighting Market Enters Maturation Phase
  10. Proportion of Direct-Lit TVs with Flip-chips to Increase

What’s Trending

  1. Quantum Dots Provide Complete Control of Photons
  2. UPM Makes Progress in Water Contaminant Detection with UV LED Device
  3. Sapphire Manufacturers that Enter Smartphone Applications Early to Gain Competitive Edge
  4. UK Green Investment Bank Launches New Loan to Finance the UK’s Switch to Low Energy Street Lighting
  5. Five Key Terms to Understanding China Outdoor LED Display Market Trends
  6. LEDs have their Eyes on You at Newark Airport
  7. PSS Supply Shortage Leads to Rise in Price
  8. European Commission Funds LASSIE-FP7 for Further LED Module Development

Industry News

  1.  Lights of America Fined US$21M Over Misleading Bulb Performance Claims
  2.  Energy Star Rebates Might Lower New Philips 75W LED Bulbs Prices to US$ 9.97
  3. Chinese Research Institutes Favor LED Industry After Lunar New Year
  4. Rubicon Releases 4Q13 Financial Results
  5. Ledtech Optimistic about Revenue Growth in 2014
  6.  Taiwanese LED Chip Manufactures Benefit from Large Order from Samsung
  7. Lextar Utilization Rate to Rebound in March
  8.  LiteOn and Leotek Push Back Merger
  9. Leyard Restructure Leads to Temporary Suspension
  10. Cross-Strait Business Cooperative Talks to Touch Upon LED Next Quarter
  11. Seoul Semiconductor Breaks the ‘1 Trillion Korean Won' Mark in 2013 Sales Revenue
  12. Edison Opto to See Growth in First Quarter
  13. Honglitronic Establishes New Subsidiary to Enhance LED Brand Reputation
  14. IKEA Brings Sustainable Lighting to UNHCR Refugee Camps
  15. Bridgelux Appoints Tech Veteran Cem Basceri as New CTO
  16. GE Lighting Expands Albeo Brand LED Production Site in Colorado
  17. Fairchild Brands Itself as “Fairy Child” in China
  18.  Philips Believes the Future of Light in the UAE is Digital and Bright
  19. NXP Semiconductors N.V. Repurchases 5 Million Shares of Common Stock

New Products

  1. Samsung Introduces New LED Components for Advanced Mobile Devices
  2. Philips Lumileds New LUXEON Lime LEDs Break 200 lm/W Luminous Efficacy
  3. Cree Expands LED Outdoor Lighting Portfolio with Launch of XSP Series
  4. Philips InstantFit LED T8 Lamps
  5. GE Launches Lumination RI Series LED Downlights for High and Low Ceiling Spaces
  6. Osram Releases Ultra-compact Yellow LED for Extreme Demands in Headlamps
  7. Glohh Launches Customized LED Taillights for Range Rover
  8. Volvo Trucks Introduces LED Lighting for North American Models
  9. Digital Lumens Expands Intelligent LED Product Line to Retail, Convention Centers, and More
  10. CRS Electronics' Lumenova Receives 2014 Energy Star Certification
  11. OPTOTECH Launches a Patented Indoor P3 LED Display
  12.  Chi Lin Optoelectronics Launches Brilliant Radiance Panel
  13. EOI Offers Alternative for Obsolete 175-Watt Mercury Vapor Exterior Barn Lights
  14. Lighting Technology Meets Beauty With Ledzworld's New AR-111 Ultra Dimmable LED Lamp
  15. Dyna Flood QA and QW Feature Quad-Color LED Technology for Outdoor Illumination
  16. Heraeus Celcion Announces Proven Performance Benefits for LED Lighting Applications
  17. Quantum Materials Secures Los Alamos Thick-Shell Quantum Dot Technology

Interesting Applications

  1.  Crypsis Lighting Introduced Mobile Wireless LED Lighting System
  2. Barbican Center Highlights UVA Pendelum Lights
  3. Light Up the Party with LED Beer Ping Pong Tables
  4. GE Albeo LED High Bay Lighting Upgrades Midwestern University Sport Facility
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