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Highlights this week:

  • Osram has entered talks with potential buyers of its lighting business, a couple of Chinese players Foshan Lighting, NVC, and Yankon Lighting have been named as companies that have shown interest.
  • ABB is collaborating with Philips to bring smart lighting into homes in China.
  • Several interesting research have emerged this week. Astronauts might be able to start their own vegetable gardens in space ships in the future, with specific wavelength LED grow lights from the University of Purdue. Another research team from Denmark are predicting nanowires could become the future technology for LEDs. Lastly, research on new optic designs and devices could enable future smartphones to be equipped with photosensors that determine whether a person has diabetes or pregnant.
  • Epistar Chairman B.J. Lee outlined three major market trends at a shareholders meeting in Taipei, Taiwan this week. Lee projected the company’s orders would rebound in 3Q15, and that the number of newly added MOCVDs would reach 250 this year. He also shed light on Lumileds future market strategy following Go Scale Capital investment.

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  1. ABB Collaborates with Philips to Promote the Smart Home in China
  2. Breaking Down Material Costs in Cheap LED Luminaires
  3. Zumtobel Raises Profit Outlook as Restructuring Pays Off
  4. Specific LED Lights Could Grow Veggies in Space
  5. Danish Researchers: Nanowires Could Become the Future for LEDs
  6. Citizen Develops World’s Thinnest Multi-Color LED with Reflector
  7. Osram in Talks with Chinese Companies and Other Potential Buyers of Lamp Business
  8. Epistar Chairman Projects LED Orders to Rebound in 3Q15
  9. Epistar Chairman: Lumileds Aims to Acquire Greater Market Share in China with Go Scale Capital Investment
  10. ETI Subsidiary Receives Flip Chip and CSP Subsidies

What’s Trending

  1. The Precarious Balance in Chinese LED Chip Market
  2. White Efficiency in LED Lighting
  3. Quantum Computing At the Speed of Light?
  4. New Optic Technology Could Convert Smartphones into Pregnancy Test Kits

Government projects

Industry News

  1. B.J. Lee Estimates 250 MOCVDs to Be Added Globally in 2015
  2. WAVE 2015: Osram Takes Part in the Largest Electric Vehicle Rally in the World
  3. Samsung Signs LED Component Testing Agreement with CCIC for Products Shipped to China
  4. EGING PV Invests RMB 4B in Solar and Sapphire Projects
  5. Semicon Light Becomes Listed on the Korean Bourse
  6. NEMA Appoints New MITA Executive Director
  7. Osram: Lighting Revolution in Cars
  8. Moso Lowers Revenue Outlook for 1H15
  9. Kumho Electric Signs MOU with Kazakhstani Lighting Company
  10. Edison Opto Initiates Diverse Market Strategy and Innovative Technology to Boost Brand Recognition
  11. Cree Kicks Off Sports Lighting Campaign with Aid from Soccer Captain Abby Wambach

Events

New Products

  1. Saffron Aims to Bring Human-Centric Lighting to Consumers
  2. Kenall Manufacturing Launches New UV LED Light for Hospitals
  3. Phoseon Technology UV LED Reaches 50,000 Hour Lifetime Milestone
  4. Hubbell Lighting Launches New LED Emergency Lights
  5. Cree Upgrades LED Candelabra Bulbs
  6. v2 Lighting Group Announces New Pendant LED Luminaire
  7. Amerlux Launches New LED Downlight with Patented Low Beam Angle Technology
  8. Universal Display Showcases OLED Luminaire and Reading Light
  9. Litecool Launches Dielectric LED Packages

Lighting Projects

  1. Italy Porsche Showroom Receives LED Makeover
  2. Philips Shines Lights on Three Historic Italian Towns
  3. Special LED Upgrade for New Central Library in Swiss University
  4. Statue of Liberty Seen In A New Light
  5. Lighting Designer Helen Diemer on Career in Lighting
  6. Smart Piano Guides Users through Songs with LED Keyboards
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