Hot Picks of the Week June 23-27

Apple fans out there will probably be overjoyed to learn that the new iPhone 6 will be set for mass production next month, and expected to hit shelves sometime in September 2014, according to a Chinese media report. LED backlight manufacturers will probably also see a beacon of hope, as Apple announces it will be using the technology in future MacBook keyboards. In the LED technology sphere Japanese researchers come up with new sputtering method to form GaN LEDs on glass substrates, while Taiwanese government is pitching into AlN substrate technology. LED bulb tests will also become mandatory in Taiwan, a policy that will be effective from July 1, 2014. For more please see below:

Editor Recommendations

  1. Philips Lumileds: LED Manufacturers Should Look beyond Lumens per Dollar (GILE 2014)
  2. GTAT Establishes Second Sapphire Manufacturing Facility to Satisfy Growing Orders from Apple
  3. Chinese Media Reveal Apple iPhone 6 Release Date
  4. Japanese Researchers Use Sputtering Method to form GaN LEDs on Glass Substrate
  5. Epistar Acquires Optodisc Factory to Expand AlInGaP LED Production
  6. Taiwanese Government Make LED Bulb Tests Mandatory Starting July 2014
  7. Chinese LED Displays Go Live at Brazil World Cup 2014
  8. UAE to Phase out Inefficient Lamps Starting July
  9. LEDinside: Philips, Opple and NVC Lighting Top List in China Lighting Market Brand Image Survey

GILE 2014 Final Special Reports

  1. Philips Lumileds Expands Solutions Market to Meet Changing LED Industry Needs
  2. Everlight Shares Business Experience in China
  3. Osram: LED Commercial and Retail Lighting to Thrive in Future Years

What’s Trending

  1. Apple to Include LED Backlight in Future Macbook Keyboards
  2. SandlerResearch Releases South Korea LED Market 2018 Report
  3. Taiwanese Research Institute Develops Aluminum Nitride Substrate for LEDs
  4. LED Phosphor: Better Red makes Brighter White
  5. A Better Light Bulb: Pyramid Scheme for Brighter OLEDs
  6. Chicago to Install Big Brother Like Sensors to Measure Environmental Factors

Industry News

  1. Sequoia Invests US $12M in Smart LED Start-up LIFX
  2. Osram and Vatican Sign Framework Collaboration Agreement
  3. Aoto Electronics LED Display Gross Profits Soar with World Cup Kick Off
  4. China Fangda Group Invests Heavily in LED and PV Technology
  5. Tanlong Photoelectronics Chairman and COO Resign
  6. Leyard Finishes Financing for New Europe Branch
  7. MaxLite Launches LED PL Retrofit Lamps as CFL replacements
  8. Honglitronic Moves to Expand EMC and COB Application
  9. LG Display to Invest US $788M to Expand OLED Production
  10. Leyard and Kangde Xin to Develop Naked Eye 3D LED Displays
  11. Hubbell Lighting Launches Lighting Upgrade Program for Hospitality Industry
  12. UPRtek Basic MK350N have been Accepted of 2013 IES Progress Report
  13. San’an Optoelectronics to Improve Market Share through Chip Procurement Agreement with Honglitronics
  14. National Harbor Adds Daktronics LED Video Technology to Its Entertainment and Retail District

New Products

  1. Philips Day-Brite RelaxView Healthcare Lighting Solution
  2. GE’s Latest LED Luminaires Seek to “Shape” the Future of Lighting
  3. Samsung Display to Sell LCD Equipment to Chinese Manufacturer
  4. Korean Artist Design Lights Up to Music Beats
  5. Semrock Launches LED Light Engine Filter Sets
  6. 250 Watt Temporary Construction LED String Lights Released by Larson Electronics
  7. Philips Launches CorePro LED Mini Cylindar
  8. Acuity Brands’ xCella Wireless Lighting Control System Maximizes Lighting Potential in Small Spaces
  9. Fixture-Integrated Wireless Controls from Acuity Controls for High Performance Lighting Management
  10. Solid Apollo’s Easy-to-Install Wireless LED Light Control

Lighting Projects

  1. Phoenix Saves Nearly US $10K Annually After LED Streetlight Conversion
  2. Cree Retrofits Arizona Walgreens with Energy Saving LED Lighting
  3. LG Chem Collaborated with AB ROGERS Design on OLED Architectural Installation
  4. Southampton to Install LED Floodlighting at St Mary Stadium Ahead of 2015 Season
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