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Apple fans out there might be disappointed with latest news this week from LEDinside analysts that the durable sapphire glass cover will only be released in small volumes for the iPhone 6. Top lighting manufacturer Osram also released its financial results for 3Q14 this week, and in a move of pushing further restructures, the organization has announced plans of slashing 7,800 jobs. MOCVD equipment makers including Veeco and AIXTRON have also announced more profitable businesses, such as LED will become their major focus in the future. Lastly, Japanese manufacturers aren’t quite giving up on OLED technology yet. Sony announced plans of setting up an OLED joint venture with companies including INCJ, JDI and Panasonic. For more please see below:

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  1. Sapphire glass covered Apple iPhone 6 release restricted by production issues, analyzes LEDinside
  2. Epistar CFO Talks about Decision Behind Merge with FOREPI
  3. Epistar Might Report Losses for 1H14
  4. Osram Plans to Slash 7,800 Jobs as Traditional Lighting Business Shrivels Up
  5. DOE Latest CALiPER Report finds Substantial Efficacy Differences in LED MR16 Lamps
  6. EGing PV to Invest in 4-inch Sapphire Ingot
  7. Veeco Announces Focus on Highly Profitable OLED/LED Sectors in 2Q14 Report
  8. AIXTRON Highlights LED Market Contributed to 2Q14 Revenue Growth
  9. INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic to Launch New OLED Joint Venture in 2015
  10. Philips Recalls Lightolier Glass Accessory over Breaking Hazards

What’s Trending

  1. Colorado City Borrows Millions to Upgrade Streetlights to LED
  2. Ayshire Council in Northern UK Approves £4.25m LEDs Streetlight Upgrade
  3. Indian Congress Launches Probe into Inefficient LED Streetlights
  4. Mood Lighting Key for British Couples when Choosing Restaurants
  5. LED Waves Releases Industrial Lighting Case Study

Industry News

  1. Seoul Semiconductor Accuses Curtis International of Infringing LED TV Patents
  2. Zumtobel Reports LEDs as Main Growth Driver in 2013-2014
  3. Camera Equipment Retailer Adorama Adds Flashpoint LED Flash Lights to Store Shelves
  4. Philippines DOE Brightens Up Eastern Samar with Solar LEDs
  5. Lite-On Sells Epistar Shares
  6. Leyard Scales Up Financing in Two Subsidies to Expand Oversea Market
  7. Changelight Chooses Veeco MOCVD Systems for Expansion into GaN LED Market
  8. Dialight Reports Soaring LED Lighting Revenues for 1H14
  9. German LED Manufacturer Lyte Master to Establish New Factory in India
  10. Health Issues Forces Philips Supervisory Board Vice Chairman to Step Down
  11. Osram Sylvania Expands LED Bulb Selection at Lowe’s
  12. Lucibel Becomes a Lighting Supplier for PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN Group Car Showrooms
  13. Universal Display Extends OLED Supply Agreement with Philips

New Products

  1. LG CNS Develops Smart LED Lighting Solution for Industrial Applications
  2. Intense Lighting Launches MX Family of Track and Recessed LED Luminaires
  3. Hubbell Lighting Arm Alera Lighting Launches Glare-Free Curv LED
  4. VEXICA Release Remote Phosphor Based Linear LED Luminaire
  5. Seoul Semiconductor Introduces a New Acrich-based Module for Omnidirectional Lamps
  6. The A+ Group Reported Using GL Optic Smart Spectrometer to Evaluate LED Retrofits
  7. Solid Apollo LED Introduces New Plug-in Driverless LED Light Bars

Interesting Applications

  1. LED Device PD.iD Tests Whether Drinks Are Spiked
  2. Taiwan Researchers Launch Eyewear to Detect Diabetes-related Neruological Condition
  3. Enhancing Interactive Experiences Through Light

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