2018-03-28

University Goes to the Top of the Class with New Connected Lighting Technology

Students attending Dubai’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) need never flick a light switch or search for a tutorial or classroom again. Philips Lighting has equipped the university with state-of the-art connected LED lighting controlled by its Interact Office system. The technology enables faculty staff to control and personalize light settings using a smartphone app, while students can be guided to rooms using lighting-based indoor positioning technology. Such innovations bring to life Philips Lighting’s strategy to deliver new capabilities as value expands from lighting products to software and services.
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2018-03-27

New Zealand’s Whakatane District Council Selects Telensa for its 2,500 Smart Street Lighting Project

Telensa, specializing in deployment of connected street lighting and Smart City applications, announced that it has been selected by Whakatane District Council to deploy its PLANet intelligent streetlighting system. The project, part of a New Zealand Transport Agency programme to convert existing road lighting to LED, will involve replacing Whakatane’s 2,500 streetlights with wirelessly managed LEDs. The project is due for completion in June 2018.
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2018-03-27

IBELIVE Research Project Working on New Optical Components

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, TEMICON and Continental, Osram Opto Semiconductors has been working since October 2017 on the development of extremely compact and low-profile optical components for data visualization or illumination.
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2018-03-23

WELLMAX Introduces Smart Lighting at Light+ Building 2018

Frankfurt, Germany, March 23, 2018. The biennial Light+ Building 2018 has come to a successful end today. WELLMAX Lighting (WELLMAX), the LED Bulb Expert, exhibited its innovative LED bulb product series and new LED technology - the iDAPT – to global experts and buyers during the fair, attracting attention and buzz beyond the exhibition floors.
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2018-03-21

At LED Expo Thailand 2018, Exhibition Space is Filling up Fast. Hurry Up! Book Your Space Now!!!

New Delhi: March 2018- The 6th annual LED Expo Thailand 2018, which is aimed at bringing together LED & lighting industry with buyers, specialists and suppliers to the Challenger 1, IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10-12, 2018. This year’s exhibit space is almost sold out. Over 300 exhibitors from around the globe are set to showcase their innovations at the Expo. Adding more room for special focus on your futuristic innovations, the organisers this year have come up with the theme FUTURE of LED for a SMART LIVING offering you more focused audience. Don’t let the opportunity pass by; book space now to maximize your business.
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2018-03-20

Nichia and OSRAM Announce to Expand IP Co-Operation

Nichia and OSRAM emphasize the significance of intellectual property (IP) in their business fields and announce their intention to expand the license co-operation. Nichia Corporation and OSRAM GmbH have entered into patent cross license agreements in 2002 and 2010. As a result, both companies are allowed to use each other’s patents licensed under the respective agreement in its own nitride-based semiconductor products such as blue, green, and white LED and laser components. Hiroyoshi Ogawa, President of Nichia Corporation and Aldo Kamper, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors met at the Light+Building in Frankfurt, Germany, and expressed their wish to expand and strengthen the license co-operation.
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2018-03-20

Light and Building 2018: MLS Expands Offerings to Bolster Its Presence in Europe and the US

Over the past few years, MLS has been attracting more and more global attention. Not only did the LED packaging company top the industry in China, the scale of its electronic manufacturing service (EMS) business ramped up at a speed its competitors failed to catch up. In 2017, the establishment of Global Value Lighting with Lighting Science and the acquisition of LEDVANCE from Osram evinced the ambition of MLS for a vertical integration to approach end markets.
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2018-03-19

WELLMAX is Poised to Lead a New Way of LED Lighting through Light+ Building

Yesterday, the Light+ Building was successfully held in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 2,600 exhibitors participated in this biggest trade fair of the industry, presenting their innovative products for lighting and building service technology. Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX), the renowned LED Bulb Expert, is here to display its latest LED R&D achievements.
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2018-03-18

Light + Building 2018: Start to Build a Human-Light Relationship

Light + Building 2018, the largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology in Europe, officially begins on March 18. For the next six days, 18-23 March, exhibitors at the show will showcase their state-of-the-art products and technologies, whether they are for lighting, communication, building automation, or automotive applications.
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2018-03-17

Nationstar Establishes Micro & Mini LED Research Center

Chinese LED packager Nationstar on March 2 inaugurated its new research center focusing on the research and development of Mini LED and Micro LED.
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2018-03-16

Philips Lighting Will Change Its Name to Signify

Philips Lighting finally made an announcement about the name change. It intends to change its name from Philips Lighting to Signify. The choice of the new company name originates from the fact that light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning.
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2018-03-16

Tridonic Files LED Patent Lawsuit against Telecom Retailer

Tridonic initiated patent lawsuits against telecommunication retailer S-KON eKontor24 GmbH. Although District Court Munich I affirmed Tridonic’s arguments, parties agreed on a settlement for reasons of legal certainty and prompt settlement of the dispute.
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2018-03-16

Delta Premiers Integrated Building Automation with an IoT-Concept Lighting Solution at Light+Building 2018 Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 15, 2018 – Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced it will roll out its integrated building automation and new IoT-concept lighting solutions of integrated services for lighting at Lighting+Building 2018. Apart from showcasing its versatile solutions for office, commercial, industrial, and street lighting, Delta will offer an advanced solution that integrates its lighting products, security & surveillance equipment, building control systems, and related products. Delta’s latest solutions provide flexibility and feasibility for upgrading intelligent buildings that was once difficult to achieve for so many different market segments.
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2018-03-14

Optovate Announces Disruptive Micro LED Technology

Optovate Ltd., the Micro LED optical specialist, announces that it has realized a Micro LED technology that enables multiple Micro LEDs transferred in parallel from a wafer to a substrate to be aligned in one step with a precision optical array. The technology is the subject of a portfolio of 20 granted and pending patents dating from 2008.
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2018-03-14

Lumentum to Acquire Oclaro For $1.8B in Cash And Stock

Photonics product provider Lumentum and Oclaro, specializing in optical components and modules, announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, pursuant to which Lumentum will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Oclaro.
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2018-03-12

Increase of Night Light Emission in Germany Might Be Related to LED Replacement

The nights in the German federal states („Bundesländer") have been getting brighter and brighter - but not everywhere at the same rate and with one peculiar exemption: light emissions from Thuringia decreased between 2012 and 2017.
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2018-03-12

New Material to Make LEDs with High Color Quality Found by Computers

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make.
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2018-03-12

VTT and Neonelektro Have Made LED Advertising Boards Light, Fexible and Energy-Efficient

Through a European project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Neonelektro have developed new types of LED displays that combine the flexibility, low cost and high technical performance enabled by roll-to-roll mass manufacturing technology.
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2018-03-12

LED-Embedded Contact Lenses Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears

A soft, flexible contact lens can monitor glucose levels in tears and deliver sensing results through the lens display, alerting the user if glucose levels are too high by turning off a tiny embedded LED light, according to a new report from UNIST, Korea.
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2018-03-12

Solat-Tectic Announces High Mobility TFT Technology for LCD, OLED and Micro LED

Solar-Tectic LLC ("ST") announced that a paper reporting a breakthrough thin-film transistor (TFT) technology, that promises greatly to improve current processes used the industry, has been published in the peer reviewed journal Materials Letters. The title of the paper is: "High mobility crystalline silicon film growth below 600°C from an Au-Si eutectic melt for TFTs".
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2018-03-11

AUO to Ship Mini LED Displays for Gaming and VR Applications in 2H18

Mini LED is a new display technology in Asia. AU Optronics (AUO) on March 8 released the world's first Mini LED-based product line, including a gaming monitor, a gaming laptop, and a small-sized display for VR wearable devices. The company will begin to ship its Mini LED products in 2H18 and the large-scale gaming monitor will be the first to be on the market, said Michael Tsai, General Manager at AUO.
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2018-03-09

Seoul Semiconductor Files Three New Patent Litigations and Announces Its Acrich Licensing Program

Seoul Semiconductor announced on March 8, 2018 that it has filed three new patent infringement lawsuits, together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (collectively “Seoul”), against a lighting company and distributors selling products that allegedly infringe Seoul's Acrich patents.
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2018-03-09

Osram and Nedap Set up Partnership to Enable Smart Fixture Solutions

Osram enters a partnership with Nedap, developer and supplier of smart technological solutions, endorsing the DEXAL Technology (Data Exchange for Advanced Lighting). 
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2018-03-09

LITE-ON Technology Anticipates Demand for LED Components to Grow

LITE-ON Technology today reported February consolidated revenue of NT$13.04 billion, decreased 21% M-o-M and 19% Y/Y, mainly impacted by the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday shutdown. Cumulative sales for January and February totaled NT$29.54 billion.
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2018-03-09

Maybe Not Smartphone But TV and Laptop Are Markets Mini LED Should Target

Before we can see real Micro LED, sized below 100µm, Mini LED (100-250µm) will be rolled out to the market first. People must be curious about which consumer electronics will Mini LED choose and how will it enter those markets.
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2018-03-08

Penetration Rate of Full-screen Smartphone Will Surge to 45% in 2018, Says TrendForce

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 has concluded and major smartphone vendors at the event have unveiled their smartphone lineup for this year, revealing the development trends in smartphone technology and specifications. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, full-screen smartphones will become the trend in market this year. The pursuit of narrower bezels and notch designs has emerged, bringing about solutions of under-display fingerprint sensor and applications combining camera modules and facial recognition.
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2018-03-08

Samsung Debuts 2018 QLED TV Lineup at First Look Event in New York

Samsung Electronics launched its flagship line of 2018 QLED TVs and AV products at the 2018 First Look New York event at the American Stock Exchange building in Manhattan.
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2018-03-08

VueReal Raises $10.5 Million and Partners with Veeco for Micro LED Display Technologies

Micro LED display developer VueReal announced on March 6 the initial closing of its $10.5 million (USD) Series A funding led by the venture arm of a large Asian company and a leading North American vendor focused on startups with emerging technology.
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2018-03-08

Philips Lighting Selected for AEX Index

Philips Lighting announced that Euronext has selected the company for inclusion in the AEX Index on Euronext Amsterdam, effective March 19, 2018.
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2018-03-08

Bringing Interoperability to Light - Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh Networking Standard

Silvair announces partnerships with Fulham, McWong International, Murata, Danlers, ERP Power and DG Light to bring to the market a wide range of components and products designed for setting up smart lighting infrastructures in commercial spaces.
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Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE

The significant drop in light output (green gap phenomenon) exhibited by green LEDs has often been the cause of efficiency problems and high costs in customer applications. For its indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based green LEDs, Osram Opto Se... READ MORE