Hot Picks of the Week March 9-13

Highlights this week:

  • Nichia has announced its product lineup for 2015 will include ELEDS, its first flip chip LEDs by the end of 2015. The new chip will be much smaller than existing products on the market. The company will also be launching new UV LED, red phosphor and laser diode based products.
  • LEDinside projects Chinese sapphire industry will pick up as Apple Watch hits the markets. The price tag for the gold Watch Edition is a bank breaking $10,000.
  • Sharp refutes claims last week that it will be withdrawing from the solar industry, or LED residential lighting market. TrendForce PV specialist observes the company will continue solar operations, but is transiting into an integrated energy solution provider.
  • Philips lighting component business, which comprises of Philips Lumileds and automotive lighting might be sold to private equity consortium CVC and KKR.
  • Osram will be increasingly focused on service and maintenance business in the near future as it overhauls its traditional lighting business.

Editor Recommendations

  1. Nichia to Launch Industry’s Smallest Flip-Chip LEDs by End of 2015
  2. China’s Sapphire Industry Picks Up as Apple Watch Hits the Market, LEDinside Reports
  3. Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Tap Into UV and IR LED Niche Markets
  4. Lextar Reports Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth
  5. Nichia Product Lineup for 2015 to Include UV LED and Red Phosphor
  6. Booming Infrastructure Industry Turns Southeast Asia into New Goldmine for LED Vendors, says LEDinside
  7. CVC and KKR in Lead for Acquiring Philips Lumileds
  8. Changing Lighting Market Urges Osram Licht to Direct Focus To Service and Maintenance Business
  9. Sharp Transiting into Integrated Smart Power Solution Provider
  10. LayTec and German University Collaborate on In-situ Photo-Luminescence of Growing III-Nitride LED Structures (Link to full research paper included)

What’s Trending

Government policies

Industry News

  1. GaN Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Websolus in South Korea and China
  2. RayVio Closes $9.3 Million Series B to Enable Mass Adoption of UV LED Solutions
  3. Epistar and Everlight Revenues Slide in February
  4. DEKRA Becomes OSRAM Opto Semiconductors First Certified Partner for Testing and Certification Service
  5. Six Nobel Laureates and Two Laser Experts to Speak on Optic Trends at CLEO Plenary Programs
  6. New OLED Industry Book Provides Detailed Guide to Technology Applications
  7. Chinese Firm Ventures into Sri Lanka Streetlight Market
  8. Lighting Science Group Appoints Executive Vice President of Business Development
  9. Access Fixtures LED Traditional Wall Pack Priced Lower than Metal Halides
  10. LED Candle Maker Liown Files Patent Infringement Against Luminara and Others
  11. Leading Taiwanese Semiconductor Foundry Selects Veeco's Gas Mixing System
  12. Mitsubishi Chemical Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Red Phosphor Maker

New Products

  1. Seren Introduces LED Grade Semi-Polar GaN Templates
  2. Lighting Science Group Launches Pioneering Sleepy Baby LED Lamp
  3. OSRAM SYLVANIA Launches ENCELIUM Wireless Energy Management System
  4. GlacialLight’s Launches New CoB LED Outdoor Lights
  5. Bayer Polycarbonate Sheet Added to New Opto-Mechanical Software Library for Lighting System Design
  6. GlacialLight Introduces Next Generation LED Modular Ceiling Lights
  7. ALT Launches UL Certified MR16 Enclosed Fixtures

Interesting Applications

Lighting Projects

  1. Mount St. Louis Moonstone Among First Ski Resorts with LED Lights
  2. Royal Oak Ford Retailer Saves Up with Cree LED Upgrade
  3. Icelandair Begins Upgrading Boeing 757 Fleet with STG Aerospace’s Emergency Floorpath Marking System
  4. Lighting Design Team from Philippines Clinches Top Prize at Philips CLUE Competition
  5. Flexible LED Strips for Art Lighting in Bishop’s Palace House in Kingston upon Thames
  6. Philips Lighting Application Center: A Visual Lighting Wonderland
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