Hot Picks of the Week Jan. 4-8

Highlights this week:

A lot of new products and electronic gadgets have been released on the market following the start of CES 2016. One of the interesting trends observed from the latest product releases has been the growing usage of OLED backlight products in laptops and displays, LG Display, Samsung, and Dell have been a couple to release OLED-screen devices.

As for developments in the LED industry this week, LEDinside has found the original German media source that sparked the rumor that Siemens was considering to sell its stake in Osram last week. Based on the magazine report, Siemens does not clearly state its intent to sell its stake in Osram, but has expressed it has been fairly dissatisfied with its former lighting subsidiary’s recent policy decisions. Another news related to Osram has been Shanghai Felio Acoustics sudden decision to end its financial consultant contract with HSBC in its bid to acquire Osram’s lighting business. Might this signal Shanghai Felio Acoustics is exiting the race to bid for Osram’s lighting business? We’re not sure yet.

We also see more interesting developments in the niche lighting market this week. Philips and Colorado State University have sealed a LED grow light research partnership deal, while Acuity Brands is venturing into smart lighting product sector following its acquisition of software service company GeoMetri. Taiwan’s research institute ITRI has also formed its second joint fund with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to finance laser technology developments in the country. SETi has started delivering standard and customized UV LED solutions to China to help preserve fresh produces for longer periods. For more please see below:

Editor recommendations

  1. [Update] Siemens Might Not Sell Stake in Osram
  2. Philips and Colorado State University Seal LED Grow Light Research Partnership Deal
  3. Acuity Brands Acquires Software Service Company GeoMetri
  4. San’an Opto and Silan Microelectronics Receive Large Government Subsidies
  5. ITRI and Japanese Financial Group Form Joint Fund to Promote Laser Technology
  6. Bermuda Rolls out Island-wide LED Streetlight Upgrade
  7. Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Ends HSBC Consultant Contract in Bid for Osram’s Lighting Business
  8. Lighting Japan 2016 to Unveil Major LED Lighting Trends
  9. SETi Extends Fresh Produce Shelf Life in China with UV LED Tech
  10. Samsung Rumored to Implement Unpaid Leave for LED Personnel

What’s trending

  1. Malaysian Researchers Develop Hybrid Powered LED Mosquito Lights that Mimic Human Scent
  2. Cybersecurity Risks Associated with Smart Lighting
  3. Northwestern University Develops Single-chip Laser for Dangerous Chemical Detection
  4. LG to Debut OLED Rolled- up Display at CES 2016

Government projects

Industry news

  1. Santander Rolls out 90,000 LED Lighting Retrofit Project
  2. LEDs Under the Lime Light at Korea Smart Cities Conference
  3. Veeco Promotes EVP William Miller to President
  4. Moso Power and Deli Opto Receive Subsidies from Chinese Government
  5. NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Contracts Last December
  6. NLB: NEMA 3Q15 Lighting Index Performance Best in 7-Years
  7. Skyworth Aims to Sell 200,000 OLED TVs by 2016
  8. GPI Bets on CSP LEDs to Boost its Revenue in 2016
  9. Distributor LightKulture.com Adds LED Light Sculptures from Elan by Kichler To Product Portfolio
  10. Heavily Subsidized HC Semitek to Set up New LED Fab in Yiwu Industrial Park
  11. James Yorgey Reelected as NLB Chairman
  12. Phoseon Technology Hosts UV LED Curing Seminar in Israel
  13. Solar Powered LED Lamps from VELUX to be Distributed in Africa

New products

  1. Cypress Semiconductor Launches Compact LED Driver for Automotive Applications
  2. Osram Launches Smart LED Lamp Controlled by Thread Network Protocol at CES
  3. Samsung to Showcase New Smart LED Signage at CES 2016
  4. Prodigital Technology Provides LED Fixtures for Exterior Illuminaitons
  5. Alder Releases New LED Lights for Varied Applications
  6. Terralux Unveils New LED Light Engine Series for OEM and Retrofit Wall Sconces
  7. Casio's Hybrid Projectors Provide Innovative Technology For The Classroom
  8. GlacialLight Unveils New High Bay Lights for Outdoor Illuminations
  9. Nanoleaf Releases New LED Panel Lights for Customized Application
  10. CSL Invigorates Spaces with Varied LED Luminaires
  11. ALT Launches Dimmable Driver with ETL Certification
  12. HP Unveils New Consumer Hybrid PCs with OLED Dispaly
  13. Marktech Expands Product Portfolio with New High-Power LED Emitters
  14. XYS Unveils New Optically Isolated Error Amplifiers for IR LED
  15. Pioneer Demonstrates Innovative Automotive Laser and OLED HUDs at CES 2016
  16. Ultravision Receives Seven US Patents for LED Signage
  17. Dialight Releases IR-Equipped LED Dual Strobe
  18. Deco Lighting Invests in Near-Field Measurement System from Radiant Vision
  19. Innovations in Optics Launches UV-LED Illuminators for DLP Applications
  20. Gooee Demonstrates Lighting Ecosystem at CES 2016

Lighting projects

  1. Light Walk Amazes the Public with LED- Bulb 3D Matrix
  2. SGM Illuminates Lyon Festival of Lights
  3. LEDs Create Eerie Atmosphere in Horror Film Harbinger Down
  4. Orion Lights up North America’s Largest Food Company’s New Facility
  5. Stockholm Royal Seaport Transformed by SGM LEDs
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