2018-08-13

Zumtobel Provides Lighting as a Service for Swiss Helicopter

Austrian lighting solution supplier Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) reported that it will provide optimized lighting solutions for Swiss Helicopter, an aviation firm based in Switzerland, under a lighting deal for a monthly fee, which is a “lighting-as-a-service” contract reflects the growing appeal of service related businesses in the lighting industry.
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2018-08-09

Swedish Grower Invests in Heliospectra’s LED Horticulture Lighting Solution

Heliospectra announced that a Swedish vertical farming company, Ljusgårda AB, has placed a SEK 1.3 million (US$ 143,552) order for LED lighting solution of Heliospectra.
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2018-08-08

Tridonic Releases Flexible LED Module and Provides LED Luminaires for a Swiss University

Tridonic has launched a new flexible linear LED module, LLE FLEX IP67 EXCITE, which can be installed in moisture-prone environments with its water and dust protection feature. 
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2018-08-08

Dutch Company Selects Plessey’s LED Horticultural Lighting to Grow Lettuce

The UK based company, Plessey, has announced its partnership with B-Four Agro, a Dutch lettuce grower, to provide its growing lights to a new greenhouse owned by its subsidiary company, B4Hydrogrow B.V, which measures 29,000 square meters.
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2018-08-07

Signify Works with NGO to Light up Refugees’ Camp in Bangladesh

By donating its solar lanterns to the refugees’ shelters in Bangladesh, Signify has helped to enhance the living conditions for more than 22,000 families so far. 
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2018-08-07

Tridonic Files Lawsuit against Ingram Micro Distribution

Tridonic Jennersdorf, a subsidiary of Tridonic and a member of the Zumtobel Group lighting group, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the German company, Ingram Micro Distribution. 
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2018-08-06

Veeco Reports Revenue Growth in 2Q18 and Expects Continuous Progress

Veeco Instrument released the financial results for its second quarter of 2018. Its revenue has grown by 40.64% YoY to US$ 157.8 million, with Non-GAAP operating income of US$ 11 million and EPS of US$ 0.15. With GAAP, the company had a net loss of US$ 237.6 million or US$ 5.02 loss per diluted share. 
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2018-08-03

Signify Provides Lighting Management System to Make Hotels Smarter

Signify launched its “interact Hospitality” system which provides smart management and services to hotels and guests. Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore has become the first hotel to commercially implement the system and to provide smart services to its guests.
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2018-08-03

Phoseon Technology to Showcase LED Curing Solutions at Touch Taiwan 2018

Phoseon Technology, the U.S. based UV LED solution provider, is going to exhibit its latest UV LED curing solutions for adhesive applications at Touch Taiwan 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. 
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2018-08-02

Nichia Receives Monetary Compensation and Terminates Patent Infringement Dispute with Harvatek in Germany Concerning the YAG Patent

In September 2010, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) started a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek Corporation (“Harvatek“) concerning Harvatek‘s white LED products
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2018-08-01

Osram to Speed Up Reorganization and Continue Growth Despite Difficult Market Environment

Osram has reported its financial result of the third quarter of its 2018 fiscal year* and announced the company’s plan to divest its luminaires business and to save cost for the coming years. 
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2018-08-01

Osram to Sell its Luminaires Business and Focus on High Technology

Osram announced on July 31 that the company decided to initiate the sale of its luminaires business and to strategically focus on the high-growth market.
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2018-07-31

Signify Buys back EUR 230 Million Share to Reduce Capital

Signify announced its start of the share repurchase program which plans to buy back up to EUR 230 million (US$ 269.59 million) of its own shares to reduce the company’s capital.
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2018-07-31

Macroblock: New LED Display Technology to Be Released in the 2nd Half of the Year

“2018 Macroblock LED Display Conference” is the most important event of the LED display industry every summer. Not only do speakers bring the latest information about trends and technology, but also Macroblock demonstrates the next-generation display cabinets that adopt the newest ICs outside the venue. The booth of Macroblock’s booth carries a lot of energy to the LED display market for 2nd half year of 2018
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2018-07-27

The Second Quarter and Half Year Results of Signify in 2018

Signify released the company’s business performance result for the second quarter and first half of 2018. The highlights are as follows: 
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2018-07-27

LG Innotek Files Patent Infringement Suit against Evergreat Inc.

LG Innotek announced that the company has filed a lawsuit against Evergreat, a U.S. based UV nail dryer manufacturer, for patent infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Evergreat used LG Innotek's LED chip technology patents in all of its 10 UV nail dryer models without its permission. 
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2018-07-26

Altman’s LED Luminaires Creates Nocturnal Lighting for Night Creatures at Zoo

At New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the Audubon Zoo opened a new exhibition named “Criaturas de la Noche” (Creatures of the Night) which is a transparent flyway installed with Altman’s Chalice LED series to create a night environment as a home for more than 200 bats. 
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2018-07-25

Kopp Glass Releases Research Result to Increase the Efficiency and Performance of UV LED Arrays

The U.S. based molded glass manufacturer Kopp Glass has announced its research“The Effects of UV Glass Optics on UV LED Arrays,” which presents how molded optics can be used to increase UV LED efficiency and performance.
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2018-07-20

Nitride Filed Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Digi-Key and RayVio in Tokyo

On July 12, 2018 (Japan time), Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ("Nitride") filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against Digi-Key Corporation d/b/a Digi-Key Electronics ("Digi-Key"), which sells UV-LED products on the internet that are manufactured by RayVio Corporation ("RayVio"), a CA-based UV-LED manufacturer, and RayVio. In the complaint, Nitride is seeking injunction(including destruction of infringing products) and damages, asserting that Digi-Key and RayVio infringe Nitride’s patent (JP 3,285,341, “Method for Manufacturing Gallium Nitride Compound Semiconductor”) by manufacturing and selling the UV-LED products
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2018-07-19

Altman Lighting Illuminates Art Exhibition in South Korea

The luxury brand Louis Vuitton has been touring around the world with its exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton” which tells the history of the brand. At the stop in Seoul, South Korea, the exhibition was lit with lighting solutions which set 260 Gallery LED luminaires from Altman Lighting with the design created by Baesung Kim.
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2018-07-18

Changelight Orders MOCVD System for Mini LED from AIXTRON

AIXTRON, a German deposition equipment supplier reported that the Chinese chip maker Changelight has ordered AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD systems to expand its production capacities for arsenide-phosphide-based red, orange and yellow LEDs (ROY LED) and solar cells.
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2018-07-16

Mitsubishi Electric Supplies Terminal Doppler Lidar to Improve Flight Traffic Safety at Nice Airport

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that the company will supply a Terminal Doppler Lidar system (DIABREZZATM A Series) to Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France with the cooperation of the French national meteorological service, Météo-France. 
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2018-07-09

Epistar Corporation Announces Settlement Of Patent Litigation With All Star Lighting Supplies Inc.

Epistar Corporation (“Epistar”) announced today that it agreed to settle its patent litigation against All Star Lighting Supplies, Inc., d/b/a Luxrite (“All Star Lighting”) pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, for selling LED filament bulbs manufactured by Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co., Ltd. (“Foshan”) that were unlicensed and infringe Epistar’s light-emitting diode (“LED”) filament patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,355,208, 7,489,068, 7,560,738, 8,791,467, 9,065,022) and sold to All Star Lighting. 
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2018-07-05

Varroc Lighting Acquires Turkish Automotive Firm

Varroc Lighting, a U.S. based exterior vehicle lighting supplier, announced its acquisition of a Turkish company, Sa-Ba Automotive. The acquisition will enable Varro Lighting to gain production capacity and to expand into Turkey and Europe. 
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2018-07-05

Volvo Cars Invests in LiDAR Maker Luminar

LiDAR plays a key role in applications of intelligent transportation such as automatic vehicles. With the understanding, Volvo Cars announced its investment in Luminar, a U.S. based start-up developing advanced LiDAR sensor for self-driving cars.
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2018-07-04

Velodyne LiDAR Sensor and Renovo System to Drive Automatic Vehicles

Velodyne LiDAR reported its new sensor Velodyne VLS-128™ has become part of the Renovo reference configuration for automated vehicles powered by the Renovo AWare™ operating system. The combination of the hardware from Velodyne LiDAR and the software from Renovo helps to increase the reliability and safety for autonomous vehicles in complex driving conditions.
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2018-07-04

OSRAM Continental Joint Venture Initiates Operations for Advancing Automotive Lighting

OSRAM and Continental have finished the negotiation and approval process and launched OSRAM Continental GmbH joint venture that started to operate from July 2nd 2018. OSRAM Continental plans to employ around 1,500 people worldwide and to move the headquarters from Munich to Garching.
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2018-07-03

Magna Buys Olsa and Expands Lighting Business

Canadian automotive components supplier, Magna, announced that the company has signed a deal to buy Olsa S.p.A, an Italian automotive lighting producer for approximately 230 million euros. The acquisition will extend Magna’s capability of producing lighting product from designing to manufacturing. 
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2018-07-03

Osram Appoints Jes Munk Hansen as CEO for the U.S.

Osram has appointed Jes Munk Hansen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the US, and Head of Global Sales for all business units. Hansen had served in different roles at Osram and as CEO in LEDVANCE from 2015-2017.
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2018-07-02

Edmund Optics Selects Ion Beam Sputtering System from Veeco

Edmund Optics, the U.S. based optical components supplier, has ordered the Spector Ion Beam Sputtering System from Veeco Instruments. The new capability will support Edmund Optics to expand portfolio of high quality laser optics for infrared, visible, and ultraviolet systems.
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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

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