2016-08-15

Shimla to Get LED Streetlights Upgrade

Shimla, a city located in Northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, will be replacing about 8,000 conventional streetlights with LEDs, reportedThe Times of India.
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2016-08-12

Arima Optoelectronics Switches Focus to IR LED Industry

Intense price competition in the blue LED market has urged Taiwanese manufacturers to transform their business models, among these include Arima Optoelectronics (Arima), which is one of the leading companies in the Greater China region to give up blue (InGaN) LEDs, reported UDN.
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2016-08-12

Seoul Semiconductor to Construct New LED Fab in Vietnam

Leading Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor and Lumens recently announced their separate new fab investment plans in Vietnam, reported Yonhap News Agency.
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2016-08-12

China's Ministry of Commerce Approves Foxconn Takeover of Sharp

Major iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, or also kn0own as Foxconn Technology Group announced the Chinese government finally gave it the green light to approve Japanese conglomerate Sharp for US $3.5 billion, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-08-12

Delhi Energy Agency Turns Down Petition to Reduce LED Streetlight Energy Fees

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) in India rejected a petition by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) requesting for reduction in energy charges payable by them to BSES Rajdhani, reported The Times of India.
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2016-08-12

Epistar Orders Multiple Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD Systems

Veeco Instruments announced that Epistar has ordered multiple TurboDisc® EPIK™700 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems for the production of light emitting diodes (LEDs).  The Veeco systems will be used to meet demand for various applications.  
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2016-08-11

WELLMAX and DEKRA Expand Partnership by Further Exploring Lab Testing Solutions

On August 5, 2016, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry’s (WELLMAX) Sales Manager Tony Song and Senior R&D Engineer Jianzhang Wang led a team to visit the DEKRA Testing & Certification Lab located at Jiangchang San Road, Shanghai, and carried out in-depth technical exchange with DEKRA representatives. The team visited the LED Technical Center and Mechanical Laboratory, the Performance and Efficiency Laboratory, and the Electrical Safety Laboratory, and was introduced to the EMC Test Room (for radiation, conduction and anti-interference), the Optical Testing Center (with light distribution test instrument), and many other experimental facilities and methods.
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2016-08-11

Nichia Blocks Chinese LED Competitors with Patent Infringement Suit Against TCL

Nichia’s patent infringement suit filed against the world’s third largest TV vendor TCL Multimedia (TCL) and subsidiary TTE Technology (TTE) on Aug. 8, 2016, is a significant move to prevent unpatented Chinese LED chips from entering U.S., said LEDinside analysts.
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2016-08-11

Nichia Files Two Patent Infringement Lawsuits against TTE Technology and TCL Multimedia in U.S.

On August 8, 2016, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed two patent infringement lawsuitss against TTE Technology, a U.S. based LCD TV distributor, and TCL Multimedia Technology in two district courts in U.S.
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2016-08-11

Rubicon Revenue Dips in 2Q16, Shifts Away from LEDs and Smartphone Sector

Rubicon Technology, a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, optical and semiconductor industries, reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016.
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2016-08-10

Leyard Halts Trade on China Bourse, MLS Delays Trade Resumption

Chinese LED manufacturers Leyard and MLS are both suspending trade on the Chinese bourse as the two companies undergo major investment and asset restructures.
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2016-08-10

JDI Asks INCJ for Financial Aid

JDI’s previous statement denying claims it sought aid from top shareholder INCJ was overturned on Tuesday.
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2016-08-10

Chinese Client Demands Squeezes Samsung Display OLED Supply

Samsung Display is running low on OLED supply, due to soaring OLED display demands from Chinese smartphone makers, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-08-10

Seoul Viosys Sues U.S. Manufacturer for Infringing UV LED Component and End Product Patents

Seoul Viosys, a world class UV LED solution company (www.seoulviosys.com), announced that it has filed a lawsuit with the Federal District Court of Southern New York, US on Aug. 8, 2016 against P3 International, a U.S. manufacturer of home electronics products who sells their products through large retail shops such as WalMart, on the grounds that the company has infringed SEOUL VIOSYS’s UV LED mosquito trap device MosClean’s patented technology.
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2016-08-10

Yonkers and New York Power Authority Rolls out Large Scale LED Streetlight Upgrade

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in U.S. announced that, through their partnership in the Five Cities Energy Initiative, Yonkers will replace 20,200 interior lighting fixtures with LED energy efficient tubes in all city operated buildings. The project, partially funded by NYPA, will save Yonkers taxpayers up to $250,000 per year and reduce the City’s carbon footprint by 1,226 tons annually. 
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2016-08-09

Lextar Still in the Red in 2Q16

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar posted a net loss of NT $ 120 million (US $ 3.82 million) for second quarter of 2016, despite reporting a revenue increase.
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2016-08-09

Lite-On’s Consolidated Revenue in July Sets New Record High in Last 9 Months

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lite-On’s latest financial performance in July 2016, showed its global consolidated revenue reached NT $19.4 billion (US $630 million), setting a new record high in the last nine months.
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2016-08-08

[Update] JDI Slams Claims it Turned to INCJ for Financial Support

Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a manufactuerr of small to mid-sized LCD displays issued a statement on Saturday refuting claims made by Nikkeiand other media that it was seeking financial support from INCJ.
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2016-08-08

GE Donates More than Lighting at Olympic Games Rio 2016

GE Lighting has helped monitor athletes performance with LED biosensors at the 2016 Summer Olympics that took place from Aug. 5-21, 2016 in Rio de Janerio and its projects there invovles more than illuminating venues.
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2016-08-05

Hot Picks of the Week Aug. 1-5

U.S. researchers claim to have found a new method to overcome green LED droop issues. GCS Holdings sell to San’an Opto faces similar fate as Lumileds, with U.S. authorities blocking the acquisition transaction over undisclosed concerns. Samsung rumored to be investing huge sums in 3D NAND flash memory and OLED panels.
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2016-08-05

Universal Display and Tianma Micro-Electronics Sign Long Term OLED Patent License Agreement

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED ® technology and materials, today announced the signing of an OLED Technology License Agreement and Supplemental Material Purchase Agreement with Tianma Micro-electronics, a leading Chinese small-and medium-size display panel manufacturer. The agreements run for five years.
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2016-08-05

Osram Expands in Entertainment Lighting with ADB Acquisition

Osram is expanding its leading market position in the entertainment sector and has acquired certain assets from ADB TTV SAS to continue its business operations. The acquired business will become integral part of Osram’s subsidiary Clay Paky. ADB is a French company which specializes in lighting for theaters and TV studios based in Saint Quentin. The transaction was completed on 3 August 2016. “With the acquisition of ADB TTV SAS’ business and the highly reputable ADB brand, we will expand our position in the innovation-driven entertainment lighting market”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of Osram's Specialty Lighting business unit.
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2016-08-05

KYOCERA to Acquire 100% Stake in Optical Component Manufacturer Melles Griot KK

Kyocera announced that it will acquire all shares in Melles Griot KK — a Japan-based manufacturer specializing in optical components which is currently a subsidiary of U.S.-based IDEX Corporation — in order to further expand its optical components business. Melles Griot KK is expected to become a wholly owned Kyocera Group company effective on Sept. 1, 2016.
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2016-08-04

Epistar to Benefit from Iris Recognition Trends

Samsung’s latest flagship phone Note 7 iris recognition features created a new buzz in the market, as the new phone’s IR modules used for optical recognition is expected to benefit IR LED manufacturers, such as Epistar and High Power Lighting, reported UDN.
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2016-08-04

Indian State Goa Lifts LED Fishing Light Ban

Goa, a state in India has lifted its ban of using LED fishing lights on boats, and now will permit the use of these lighting equipment on boats in areas beyond 12 nautical miles, which is the boundary of jurisdiction for the state, said Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado.
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2016-08-04

Merck Taps Into Samsung Electronics QD Supply Chain with Nanoco Agreement

Was Merck vying Samsung Electronics quantum dot TVs, when it signed the quantum dot marketing agreement with Nanoco? Well that is what one Korean Times report claims.
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2016-08-04

Orion Energy Systems Announces Latest Financial Results Show Strong Growth in LED Business

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2017, ended June 30, 2016.
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2016-08-03

Unity Opto and Feit Electric Might Try to Settle Case with Cree

The intensity of patent wars heated up in the last two years, especially among leading manufacturers in the industry such as Cree, who has filed suits against Asian rivals from 2015-2016. In its latest case against Taiwanese LED manufacturer Unity Opto and its American client Feit Electric, the two defendants might be willing to settle the case with Cree.
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2016-08-03

USITC Initial Findings in Favor of Cree in Case against Feit Electric and Unity Opto

Cree announced that it has received a Notice of the Initial Determination in U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") investigation No. 337-TA-947 (“Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof”) in favor of Cree against respondents Feit Electric Company and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology, on violations of trade laws for both patent infringement and false advertising.
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2016-08-03

Veeco 2Q16 Financial Results Better than Expected

Revenues of US $75.3 million GAAP net loss per share of $0.82, includes a pre-tax charge of ~$16 million associated with the restructuring plans Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.19 Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of negative $2.8 million
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Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE

TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE