2017-11-08

Osram’s Digital Lumens Teams Up with Industrial Lighting Products to Expand Line of Intelligent LED Fixtures

The alliance between Digital Lumens and Industrial Lighting Products will enable customers to purchase a variety of ILP fixtures with Digital Lumens’ signature Digital Light Agents sensors pre-installed.
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2017-11-07

Continental and Osram Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Technology companies Continental and Osram announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. 
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2017-11-07

[Legal News] Philips Dismisses Lawsuit Against RAB Lighting, While Cree Settles Case with MaxBrite

Philips Lighting dismisses an infringement claim filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission against RAB Lighting. Cree and MaxBrite announced in a report filed in the U.S. District Court the settlement of the patent infringement lawsuit Cree instituted in November last year.
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2017-11-07

Strong Fiscal Year Lays the Foundation for Further Growth at Osram

In the last fiscal year, Osram benefited from persistently strong demand for its high-tech products, and particularly its opto-semiconductors. On a comparable basis, revenue rose by just over 8 percent year on year to reach more than four billion Euro.
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2017-11-07

LEDVANCE Cuts 90 Jobs at Massachusetts Headquarters

Innovative lighting manufacturer LEDVANCE on November 2nd released an update saying the company laid off 90 employees at the headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts, reported tED magazine.
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2017-11-03

Veeco Wins Preliminary Injunction in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Veeco Instruments announced today that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted Veeco's motion for a preliminary injunction against SGL Carbon, LLC, a supplier of wafer carriers to Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC)
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2017-11-02

Lumentum Predicts Significant Growth in 3D Sensing

Apple supplier Lumentum on Wednesday reported financial results for its fiscal 1Q18 ended September 30. Revenue from its 3D sensing business made a massive ramp in the company’s overall performance.
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2017-11-02

Velodyne LiDAR and BoE Systems Partner for Integrated UAV-Borne LiDAR in Geospatial Data Collection

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it has partnered with BoE Systems to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE 3D LiDAR sensors into BoESystems’ UAV fleet for geospatial data collection and analysis.
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2017-11-01

Osram and Partners Connected Health Innovation Investigate Light-based Disinfection

Looking to make cleaning a hospital environment more effective and efficient, the Partners Connected Health Innovation team worked with global lighting technology giant Osram to explore the use of light as a disinfectant.
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2017-11-01

Veeco, Allos Successfully Demo GaN-on-Si Wafer for Blue and Green Micro LED

Veeco Instruments completed a strategic initiative with ALLOS Semiconductors (ALLOS) to demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si wafers for Blue/Green microLED production.
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2017-10-31

Samsung Seeks to Continue OLED Production Growth and Reclaim Top Place in Premium TV Market

Samsung Electronics today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. In the fourth quarter, Samsung will focus on profitability, by increasing the dominance in the premium QLED and ultra-large TV lineups, as well as reinforcing B2B growth including digital signage and Cinema LED businesses.
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2017-10-31

BOE’s First Gen6 Flexible AMOLED Production Line Put into Mass Production

China's first Gen6 flexible AMOLED line - BOE Chengdu Gen6 flexible AMOLED production line, on October 26, has put into mass production ahead of schedule. The production line's mass production and products delivery indicate that Chinese enterprises begin to lead the development of the global AMOLED industry in the new display era.
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2017-10-31

LG Display's OLED Panel Shipment Will Increase in 4Q17, CFO Says

LG Display reported on October 25 unaudited earnings results based on consolidated K-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the three-month period ending September 30, 2017.
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2017-10-31

LG Display Flicks Switch on OLED in Europe, Targets Premium TV Market

LG Display sees the European market as a critical battleground for premium TVs and is committing heavily in the region to ensure that OLED technology is at the top of consumers’ consideration list this holiday season.
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2017-10-31

LiteOn Optoelectronics Segment Revenue Down 12% QoQ, Yet Market Share on the Rise

LiteOn yesterday reported its 3Q17 financial results, with a consolidated revenue of NTD 56 billion (USD 1.856 billion) following a 6% quarterly increase contributed by increased sales of power system solutions for cloud-computing data centers, AI smart home devices, IR LED, outdoor lighting, storage systems and game consoles.
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2017-10-31

Honglitronic, Epistar Team Up to Innovate Automotive Lighting Applications

Chinese LED packager Honglitronic has been devoted to the development of products for automotive lighting. It lately collaborated with Taiwan-based LED chip giant Epistar to form a strategic alliance, aiming to harness resources from both sides to develop automotive lighting products. 
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2017-10-30

Praxair Signs Long-Term Agreement to Support Samsung's OLED Production

Industrial gases supplier Praxair announced it has signed a long-term agreement to build, own and operate an air separation plant that will supply 700 tons per day of nitrogen to Samsung’s display manufacturing complex in Tangjeong, South Korea.
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2017-10-30

Revolution Lighting Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

   Revolution Lighting Technologies announced financial results for the third quarter (Q3) ended September 30, 2017.
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2017-10-28

KORE, Remoticom and LIGHTRONICS Partner to Advance Smart City Initiatives

KORE, Remoticom and LIGHTRONICS today announced a partnership to offer IoT-enabled global streetlights and outdoor lighting solutions as a key component of the increasingly “smart” city
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2017-10-28

AMEC Marks A 100-Chamber Shipment Milestone for Prismo A7 MOCVD System Used To Manufacture LEDs

Marking a milestone for its Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) business, Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) announced it has shipped 100 Prismo A7 MOCVD tool chambers since the product's introduction last year.
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2017-10-28

Velodyne LiDAR Join Hands with YellowScan to Create Integrated LiDAR for UAVs

Velodyne LiDAR Inc. announced that it is partnering with YellowScan to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and VLP-16 Puck LITE LiDAR sensors into YellowScan’s Surveyor for a turn-key and reliable LiDAR system for demanding UAV applications.
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2017-10-27

HPK and Nichia Agree to Build Wide-ranging Collaborative Framework

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (HPK) and Nichia on Oct. 11 have reached a basic agreement to build a wide-ranging collaborative framework leveraging the two companies’ proprietary optical and other technologies.
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2017-10-26

Philips Eyes LED Street Lighting Market in India

Philips Lighting seeks to expand its share in the construction of LED street lighting networks in India. A philips official revealed the company plans to replace over 30 million traditional street lamps with connectable LED street lights after winning a major part of government’s LED distribution scheme, covered Money Control.
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2017-10-26

Leyard and Planar Expand Presence in the United States

Leyard and Planar, global experts in visualization products, announced they have expanded their presence in the United States by adding the assembly, configuration and testing of LED video wall products to their manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore.
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2017-10-26

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue and Aims for Record Earnings in Fiscal Year 2018

Seoul Semiconductor yesterday announced consolidated third-quarter revenues of KrW 305 billion. The rise in consolidated revenue was a result of strong sales of its differentiated technologies Acrich MJT, Wicop, UCD and filament LED. 
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2017-10-25

Velodyne LiDAR More Than Quadruples Production for Autonomous Vehicle Surge

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., manufacturing 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, announced that it has more than quadrupled production for its high-performance LiDAR sensors to meet strong global demand. As a result, Velodyne LiDAR’s sensors are immediately available via distribution partners in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, with industry standard lead-times for direct contracts.
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2017-10-25

DENSO Develops World's Largest Automotive Head-up Display

DENSO, Japan-based automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, today announced it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) to project critical driving information onto the windshield for drivers. This human machine interface (HMI) is the world's largest automotive head-up display with a nearly 24-inch projection. The product will be released in November 2017 and featured on the new 2018 Lexus LS.
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2017-10-25

Epileds Reports Tepid 3Q17 Financial Results

Taiwan-based LED epi-wafer and chip manufacturer Epileds registered a lower revenue in 3Q17 than that in 2Q17 and the revenue fell from a year ago because of seasonality and factory relocation. Epileds is predicted to continue moving factories and purchase infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED machines in 4Q17. Epileds will mainly buy used machines and modify them by itself. The revenue in 4Q17 is estimated to be similar to that in 3Q17. Epileds' annual revenue is projected to stay flat, but gross margin will improve, and profit will possibly bounce back. 
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2017-10-24

Samsung Electronics Partners with TÜV SÜD to Introduce Collaborative Testing Program for its Automotive LED Components

Samsung Electronics, a Korean company specializing in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony was held earlier today at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea Ltd. in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program.
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2017-10-24

EVERLIGHT 3Q17 Revenue Down 9% in Face of Chinese Threats

Taiwanese LED package manufacturer EVERLIGHT reported a 9% QoQ slide in its 3Q17 revenue due to lukewarm sales of general lighting, backlights, and consumer electronics applications. Facing threats from Chinese rivals in those markets, the company would also experience decreased gross margin. Performance in Q4 is projected similar to that in Q3. Both its 2017 revenue and profit might decline. EVERLIGHT’s finance has experienced a continuous fall since 2015.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE