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Latest developments in Germany this week are making a Chinese investor takeover of Osram, and the outlook of the approval of IDG Capital consortium’s acquisition of LEDVANCE appear rather dim. Germany’s biggest labor union has become one of the latest advocates against a Chinese merger of Osram, as it seeks to keep factory jobs and others in the country.

Chinese experts pitch in on whether micro-LEDs can eventually replace LCDs and OLED technology, which could take several years to achieve. European research institute EPIC signed a MOU with China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA).

Taiwanese LED chip maker GPI denied market rumors that it is financially struggling, offering its transforming business model has helped it turn around losses.

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  1. Germany’s Biggest Labor Union to Block Chinese Investors Takeover of Osram
  2. Can Micro-LED Challenge LCD and OLED Market Position?
  3. China’s Nanchang Optical Valley Launches First Automotive Lighting Plant
  4. Osram Provides UV Lighting System for Purification in Air Conditioning Systems
  5. EPIC Signs MOU with CSA
  6. Genesis Photonics Inc. Refutes Market Rumors of Bankruptcy
  7. Philips Photonics Doubles Laser Diode Production Capacity in Germany
  8. Arima Optoelectronics Swaps Blue LEDs for Red Chips
  9. Trump Presidency Might Pressure Apple to Move iPhone Production to U.S.
  10. Breaking: Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise

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Industry news

  1. Idemitsu and Merck Sign OLED Partnership Agreement
  2. German Court Grants Nichia Preliminary Injunctions for Everlight's Patent Infringing White LED Products
  3. Littelfuse Appoints New CEO
  4. Philips Lighting Projects Realization of Smart Cities by 2030
  5. Lighting Japan to Showcase Latest Innovative Lighting in January 2017
  6. Cree Files Patent Lawsuit against Emson's TacLight
  7. Consumers Energy Donates 75,000 LED Bulbs to Light up West Michigan Food Banks
  8. Dutch and Belgian Rose Growers Expand Use of Philips Horticultural LED Lights
  9. Edison Opto Shined in Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2016
  10. The New Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium in Budapest Becomes First in Eastern Europe to Lit by LED Technology
  11. Holden Astra Hits the Road with LED Headlights
  12. Lighting Science® and iHome Announce Co-Marketing Partnership Agreement
  13. Kateeva Wins Technical Development Manufacturing Award at Printed Electronics USA 2016
  14. Epileds and High Power Lighting jointly launch Bioraytron for UV-C LED Applications

New products

  1. Verbatim Launches Glare-Free AR111 LED Lamps at Lux Live
  2. Texas Instrument Showcases Creation of Dynamic Power Solution for Stepper Motors, Relays and LEDs
  3. Marktech Launches LED Package Featuring Cree Chips
  4. Cree Expands IG Parking Luminaire Series
  5. MaxLite LED Fixtures Help Cosmetology Institute save Energy Costs
  6. Transcend Lighting Launches T8 LED Light for Plant Tissue Culture
  7. Vishay Intertechnology Releases RGB LED
  8. EarthTronics Unveils New Filament LED Lamp Designs
  9. Audi of America Launches LED Light Enhanced 2018 A5 and S5 Sportback
  10. Nikkiso America Introduces High Power Deep UV LEDs

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