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Highlights this week:

LEDinside has released two important research reports this week, if you were unable to attend our research director Roger Chu’s talk at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2016 (TILS 2016) last week, you can find the complete summary of his talk from the contracting Chinese LED chip market article. In addition, the company has unveiled the top 10 LED package manufacturer rankings in 2015. Nichia has defended the top ranking position, and Everlight edged up one spot. Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Lite-On has also squeezed into the top 10 rankings for the first time, for more details please see below.

Forest Lighting (aka MLS) also spoke to LEDinside recently about its business strategy behind absorbing Super Trend Lighting, and its future development outlook. Meanwhile, Chinese financial institute GSR Capital is injecting US$ 1 billion to form a LED fund for acquisition and mergers in Taiwan and China. Seems the blocked acquisition of Lumileds by the U.S. government has not deterred it from investing in the industry.

Moving West, Osram has been fairly active this week. The company better than expected revenue performance in 2Q16 has resulted in its raised revenue outlook for 2016, and a board meeting has resulted in the appointment of Stefan Kampmann as the new CTO and planned exit of current CFO Klaus Patzak. The company’s subsidiary in U.S. Osram Sylvania is also collaborating with Senmatic in developing new intelligent horticulture LED lights.

For more information please check below. And if you didn't catch us at TILS 2016 you can find our lovely editorial team here.

Left: Emma Chang, Editor, LEDinside, Right:Judy Lin, Chief Editor, LEDinside.

Editor recommendations

  1. LEDinside: China's LED Chip Market Contracts for the First Time by 7% in 2015 Due to Severe Competition
  2. LEDinside Unveils Top 10 LED Package Manufacturer Rankings in 2015
  3. Forest Lighting Taps into Europe Supermarket Distribution Channels with Acquisition of Super Trend Lighting
  4. Philips Lighting and iGuzzini Sign LED Patent License Agreement
  5. OSRAM Licht Raises 2016 Revenue Outlook on Back of Positive Developments in 2Q
  6. Osram Appoints New CTO, Plans to Replace CFO
  7. Osram Sylvania Partners with Sensor Manufacturer Senmatic in Horticulture LED Lighting
  8. AT&T Center Secures US $312,673 Rebate for LED Lighting Replacement
  9. GSR Capital Invests US $1B in LED Lighting Industry
  10. Greenpeace Uses LEDs to Shine Light on Chernobyl and Fukushima Radiation Levels

TILS 2016 Review

  1. LED Luminaire Design Trends at TILS 2016
  2. CEA LETI: Micro LEDs Future Applications and Current Challenges
  3. MechaTronix: LED Chip Designs Spur More Efficient Heat Sink Designs in High Power Applications
  4. Nanya Photonics and China Electric Focus on Smart Hospital Lighting at TILS 2016
  5. Intertek Offers Decorative LED Christmas Light Testing Services in Taiwan
  6. Lextar Showcases Innovative Nonvisible IR LED, Automotive Headlights and UV LEDs at TILS 2016

Innovative technologies

  1. University of Tokyo Develops Ultrathin Organic E-Skin Display
  2. Russian Scientists Control Heart Cells with Laser Technology
  3. UCSA Researchers Constructs Quantum Cascade Laser on Silicon
  4. Fireflies Inspire Brighter OLED Technology
  5. See How Connected Lighting Uses Data to Deliver Value beyond Illumination

New Standards and Resources

Government projects

Industry news

  1. LEDinside: LED Lighting Product Positioning Strategies in Southeast Asia
  2. LEDinside: Southeast Asia LED Lighting Market Scale and Trends in 2016
  3. Sensity Systems and Genetec Team up to Offer Advanced IoT Public Safety and Security Solution
  4. Daintree Networks Teams up with OSRAM SYLVANIA for Open Standard Wireless Lighting Control
  5. Enplas Display Clarifies Ongoing Device LED Diffusion Lens Lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor
  6. LEDs Take Center Stage at InT’l Workshop on Energy Efficient Lighting in India
  7. Hubbell Control Solutions Appoints New U.S. Regional Sales Managers
  8. QD Vision Dismisses Nanosys’ Lawsuit as Meritless
  9. Opposition Party Calls for Postponement of Montreal LED Streetlight Project
  10. DOE's Workshop: How Should Connected Lighting Systems Be Integrated into the IoT?
  11. DOE Releases Lighting Alternatives Maximizing Performance & Suitability (LAMPS) Funding Opportunity
  12. Lumileds Wins Sapphire Award for LUXEON C Color Line

New products

  1. Osram Launches New LED Floodlight for Sports HDTV Broadcasting
  2. Soraa Launches Glare-free Ambient LED Luminaires
  3. EVERLIGHT to Unveil Five New UV LEDs at LIGHTFAIR 2016
  4. EVERLIGHT Releases New Three-in-one RGB LED for Automotive Interior Applications
  5. EVERLIGHT Unveils New Lighting and Signage LEDs at LED EXPO Thailand
  6. OSRAM Launches LIGHTIFY Pro in China
  7. IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Launches New High Voltage Dimmable LED Driver IC
  8. Siegwerk Offers LED UV Flexo Inks for Food and Pharmaceutical Packaging
  9. Cree Introduces New TrueWhitePlus Technology to Enhance Luminaire Light Quality
  10. Energy Focus, Inc. To Introduce A New Line of Connected LED Lighting Products During Light Fair 2016
  11. Lunera Lighting Launches Plug and Play Helen Lamp Linear LED Tube for Replacement
  12. Venture Lighting Europe Adds New LED Filament to Product Portfolio
  13. FSP to Showcase Solutions for LED Lighting Power Supply at Light Fair 2016
  14. Rubicon Technology to Showcase New Products at Ceramics Expo and SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing Trade Show
  15. Monocrystal to Double Polishing Capacity in 2016
  16. Urban Solar Launches New SLL Series Lighting Product
  17. Phoseon Technology Unveils New WhisperCool Technology
  18. Fulham Launches New Programmable WorkHorse LED Outdoor Driver Product Portfolio
  19. Hubbell Control Solutions Releases Flexible New NX Fixture Controller
  20. NASA Science-backed LED Light Bulbs for Your Health
  21. Foreverlamp Launches New LED Plug-N-Play Replacement Lamp for 1000W MH Applications
  22. Osram Sylvania Unveils New Square Lens LED Signage Module at ISA Sign Expo 2016
  23. Cree SmartCast PoE Chosen by mindSHIFT Cloud Services Facility
  24. Osram to Showcase High-power LED Lighting for Drones at Hanover Fair

Lighting projects

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