Hot Picks of the Week Sept. 14-18

Highlights this week:

Taiwan’s leading LED chip maker announced it would be slashing around 60 jobs this week, but market rumors estimate the number of layoffs are much higher. Easing backlight market demands, and challenges following the absorption of FOREPI has placed Epistar in a particularly challenging market position.

The star product of this week is Seoul Semiconductor’s second generation CSP LED chip Wicop2. This package free LED chip design can foreseeably lower end product costs by removing most components and equipment required during the packaging process, but the product could place LED packagers in a very difficult market position if it becomes widespread on the market.

For manufacturers searching for new LED market applications, weight loss or beauty application industry might be of interest to some. A U.S. doctor has succeeded in using LEDs red wavelengths to help dieters hitting a plateau in their weight loss program shed a couple more pounds.

Editor Recommendations

  1. Epistar Rumored to Raise Number of Layoffs
  2. Seoul Semiconductor Vying to Clinch Global Top Market Position with Wicop2
  3. LEDinside: Slowing Demands Pushes LED Light Bulbs and Component Prices Down in August
  4. LEDinside:LED Chip Market Sees Oversupply as China Accounts for 47% of Global MOCVD Capacity
  5. U.S. Doctor Uses Red LED Technology to Aid Weight Loss
  6. NEMA Lighting Systems Index Observes Upticks in 2Q15, Mixed Results for Components
  7. Osram Launches Second LED Plant in Kunshan, China
  8. Statistics Show Indonesia Holds Great LED Market Potential
  9. Hisense Skips OLEDs, Focuses on Laser Display

Government projects

Industry News

  1. Epistar Cuts Jobs as Part of Restructure Strategy
  2. Tough Battle Ahead for Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Following Revenue Drops in August
  3. Zumtobel Group Acquires UK LED Lighting Company acdc
  4. The Fraunhofer Institute Tests Graphene as An Alternative for Transparent Electrode for OLEDs
  5. OPPLE Lighting Unveils Branding Campaign to Boost Presence in Thailand Market
  6. Acuity Brands Completes Acquisition of Distech Controls
  7. Lighting Impact on Infants Sleeping Patterns
  8. Li-Fi Paves a New Future for Lighting
  9. Plessey to Showcase GaN on Silicon LED Solutions at LuxLive
  10. Lunera Lighting to Showcase New LED Lighting Replacement in Florida

New Products

  1. Seoul Semiconductor Mass Produces Simpler Structured Package-Free LED
  2. Acuity Brands Tackles Food Processing Challenges with Breakthrough Networked LED Lighting Solutions
  3. Honda's Remake of Civic Highlights Exterior LED Lights
  4. New Chevrolet Camaro with Interior LED Lights Debuts in Europe
  5. Toshiba to Expand Range of GaN-on-Si High Power White LEDs
  6. OSRAM LIGHTIFY® Smart Connected Lighting Works with Nest Learning Thermostats
  7. Cree Launches US $8 LED Bulb
  8. Dow Corning to Exibit Optical Silicones at LED Professional Symposium
  9. Osram's New Car Lights Combines Daytime and Fog Lights Functions
  10. Hubbell Building Automation Unveils New IFC Lighting Fixture Controller
  11. Eaton Exhibits New Scalable Controls for LEDs at CTA Lighting Forum
  12. Darfon 10KV Surge Protected LED Driver Passes Lightning Field Tests
  13. Wake Electric Launches Lighting Control Modules for Public Lighting
  14. Sonderhoff Chemicals Introduces New Dispensing Cell with Thin Layer Degassing for LED-Potting
  15. OSRAM Updates LIGHTIFY® App with Individual Default Settings
  16. Amerlux Unveils New Rook LED Pendant with Re-imagined Appearance
  17. Dialight Launches New LED Floodlight for HID Replacement
  18. Everlight Unveils New Logic Gate Optocoupler for Industrial Applications
  19. Amerlux Launches New LED Flood Lights for Outdoor Illumination
  20. Acuity Brands Introduces Lens-free LED Luminaires for Interior Application
  21. Deployable Forensic Lab Illuminated by LED Lighting

Innovative Applications

Lighting Projects

  1. Musco Lighting Lights up Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium with LEDs
  2. Illuminating Main Street Bridge in Welland Ontario
  3. Canadian Shopping Mall Creates Safer Shopping Experience with LED Lighting Retrofit
  4. Ephesus Lighting to Upgrade Bridgestone Arena with LEDs
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