25th Anniversary Of The White LED Nichia’s Innovation That Changed The World!

Nichia’s Legendary History Established in 1956 to produce chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry, Nichia quickly evolved to become one of the world’s largest phosphor manufacturers, a leadership position Nichia held into the 2000’s. After significant investment into a technology believed impossible, in 1993 Nichia commercialized the very first high luminous blue LEDs. With these high luminous blue LEDs and its then 30+ years of phosphor expertise and history, Nichia created a revolutionary technology. In September of 1996, Nichia combi...
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ROHM Debuts White Chip LED with New Resin Material

ROHM Semiconductor announced the availability of its new white chip LED, SMLD12WBN1W, sized 1608 (1.6x0.8mm). This new package is designed for display panel applications and thus offers superior mountability and long operational life. In order to meet the increasing standards of displays and visual indicators, high-reliability LEDs are required to guarantee no degradation in luminosity even with continuous operation for over 10 years. Achieving the requirements had been a big challenge with conventional while LEDs that use epoxy or silicone resins for molding. Ac...
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Nichia Launches Ultra-High CRI White LED Optisolis, the Beginning of A New White LED

Since the birth of human, light (AKARI) has been indispensable. Light generates such a strong feeling, it has kept people throughout history longing for lighting that is most similar to that of natural daylight or fire. To further improve the overall quality of light as "AKARI”, Nichia Corporation has developed an Ultra-High Color Rendering white LED named Optisolis. 
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Düsseldorf District Court Finds Infringement of Nichia's YAG Patent by Everlight's Subsidiary WOFI Leuchten

The court rendered the judgment in favor of Nichia's claims for permanent injunction, also rendering of accounts and damages. Furthermore, the court confirmed Nichia's claim for recall of the accused products from the commercial customers and destruction of the accused products being owned or in possession by WOFI. The judgment is not final and can be appealed.
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Tridonic Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Sales Partner of HTC Smartphones

Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, a subsidiary of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn and thus part of the Zumtobel Group lighting group, has filed a lawsuit against the company S-KON eKontor24 GmbH based in Germany. The subject of the legal action brought before Munich District Court is the sale of smartphones manufactured by HTC of Taiwan.  
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A Pocket-sized Retina Camera, No Dilating Required

Researchers have developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.
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Harvatek Stock Plummets amid Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Japanese LED giant Nichia Corporation recently announced that the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed that four white LED products by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek Corporation infringe Nichia’s YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
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Nichia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against EBV in Germany Regarding White LED Product of Everlight

On February 22, 2017, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against the Germany-based distributor EBV Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG and EBV Management GmbH (both “EBV“).
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Düsseldorf Court of Appeal Confirms Infringement of Nichia‘s YAG Patent by Harvatek

With judgment of January 20, 2017 (docket number I-2 U 41/12), the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement of YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek Corporation (“Harvatek”) concerning four accused white LED products.
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Creating a Statement Piece in a Branded Space

Teads is a global video advertising-technology company that is growing quickly. The company’s new offices in New York City needed to reflect its dynamic team and culture. The vision for the space included a mix of materials, from the sleek to the organic. While the overall design is minimalist, a main hallway provided an opportunity to have some fun and make a bold statement. The result is a stunning custom lighting installation created with iLight Plexineon White 1X 3500 LED fixtures.
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Nichia Demands That Everlight Complies With the Judgement of Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany

As reported in a prior press release, in its judgement of December 22, 2016 (docket number I-15 U 31/14), the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement as already found at court in first instance of YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH (both "Everlight") concerning six accused white LED products. The further appeal of the Everlight affecting judgement was not allowed by the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal. Everlight has filed in the meantime against this decision a request with the Federal Court of Justice (docket number X ZR 5/17) to allow such further appeal.
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Düsseldorf Court Orders Fine Against Mouser for Contempt of Preliminary Injunction Regarding a Product of Everlight Based on Nichia's YAG Patent

As reported in a prior press release, on September 29, 2016, the Düsseldorf District Court in Germany had granted a preliminary injunction against Mouser Electronics Inc. ("Mouser") based on a request of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"). The court admitted Nichia's arguments that the white LED product "334-15/X1C5-1QSA" manufactured by Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and distributed by Mouser in Germany infringes Nichia's YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
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Japan IP High Court Dismissed Everlight’s Lawsuit Against Nichia’s Corporation Releases

Another bitter litigation between two noted LED manufacturers has come to an end. The Intellectual Property High Court of Japan (IPHC) announced on 18th of Jan, 2017 a dismissal of the lawsuit Everlight filed to call for injunctions against Nichia based on the Japanese Unfair Competition Act.
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Acuity Brands Tunable White LED Luminaire Wins School Planning and Management Magazine’s Award

Acuity Brands announced that its BLT Series Tunable White Luminaires from Lithonia Lighting® won the “Platinum” award for School Planning & Management magazine’s 2016 New Product Award program. The New Product Award program “honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers, whose products or services are considered to be noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment.”
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Toshiba Kisses Goodbye to White LED Business

Toshiba confirmed in a company statement on Wednesday that it will be withdrawing from white LED production by late March 2016, according to reports from Nikkei and other Japanese media.
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Toshiba Rumored to Exit White LED Business

Financial scandals this year has pressured Toshiba to speed up the restructure of its less profitable businesses. Following the confirmation on Wednesday that it will be selling its CMOS sensor business to Sony, market rumors have pointed to the company’s intention to withdraw its white LED business, which has incurred consecutive losses. The company might withdraw from discrete component businesses, reported Japanese media Asahi Shimbun.
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Toshiba to Expand Range of GaN-on-Si High Power White LEDs

Toshiba Electronics Europe has added four new products to its TL1L4 series of white LEDs. These new additions provide a high luminous flux and are suited to applications ranging from street and stadium lighting to LED light bulbs and down lighting for use in the home.
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Rugters University Turns to Simpler Materials to Make White LEDs

Highly efficient, LEDs could slash the world’s electricity consumption. They are already sold in stores, but more widespread adoption of the technology has been hindered by high costs due to limited availability of raw materials and difficulties in achieving acceptable light quality. But researchers will report today that they have overcome these obstacles and have developed a less expensive, more sustainable white LED.
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Diode Dynamics Adds White LED Chip Designs to Automotive Lighting Product Portfolio

U.S.-based LED company, Diode Dynamics, has taken a major step forward in automotive lighting technology, by designing and manufacturing the first products using brand-new LED components, featuring an independent white chip in addition to multicolor functionality.
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Toshiba to Showcase White LEDs at electronica China 2015

Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced that it will exhibit its latest semiconductor and storage products and technologies at electronica China 2015. The trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from March 17 to 19.
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Toshiba Starts Mass Producing Highly Efficient White LEDs

Toshiba has started mass producing LED products belonging to its new LED TL1L4 series as of Feb.4, 2015, according to a Nikkei BP report.
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Jufei Opto Signs White LED Patent License Agreement with Toyoda Gosei

Jufei Opto recently announced it had signed a strategic white LED patent license agreement with Toyoda Gosei’s Shanghai arm.
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Zumtobel Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against AOC

With the technology shift to LEDs in full flow, the Zumtobel Group is rigorously defending its intellectual property rights. Companies that have infringed the rights of the Group or its subsidiaries are requested to respect these rights and purchase the appropriate licences. In the event that infringements of its patents and other intellectual property rights persist, the Group reserves the right to take legal action. In a recent example, Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH filed a lawsuit at Mannheim District Court in Germany against AOC International (Europe) B.V. and AOC International (Europe) GmbH.
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Innovations in Optics Introduces LED Light Engines for Light Guide Illuminators

Innovations in Optics, Inc. introduces high power white LED light engines for OEM fiberoptic illumination. LumiBright™ Light Engines couple directly to liquid light guides and fiber bundles with no additional optics, deliveringup to 4000 lumens into the light guide.
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Hens Lay More Eggs Under Red or White LED Lights

A study reveals that different color LED light influences layer production, according to a report of World Poultry, citing paper released by researcher from Federal University of Grande Dourados, Brazil.
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Toshiba Launches 1W and 0.6W White LEDs for LED Lighting

Toshiba Corporation announced the launch of two new series of white LEDs, the 3.5 x 3.5mm lens package 1W type “TL1L2 series,” and the 3.0 x 3.0mm flat package 0.6W type “TL3GB series”. Mass production of both will start from the end of March.
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LEDinside: LED For TV Backlight Applications Price Plunge Eases in 4Q13

Although, mid and large sized LED backlight market was affected by the economic downturn, LED prices for backlight applications overall declined stably at 3-6% in 4Q13, according to LEDinside’s 4Q13 LED price trend report. LED prices for lighting applications also maintained a slow downward slide. The extent of price falls varied among different product specs. 
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Zn02 White LEDs Can be Manufactured Directly on Paper

According to a doctoral thesis released by Gul Amin of Linköping University, white LEDs made from zinc oxide (Zn02) and a conducting polymer can be manufactured directly on a piece of paper. Nanostructures of Zn02 have a number of characteristics that make them suited to the manufacture of white LEDs, among them a large bandgap and a natural white-light emission. The active components of Amin's emitters are nanothreads of Zn02 on a thin layer of polydiethylflourene (PFO), a conducting polymer. (The paper must first be coated with a thin, water-repellent, pro...
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Sharp releases two types of white LEDs for lighting equipment

Currently, new LED markets such as for LED light bulbs, which are replacing incandescent lamps, and the backlight units of notebook PCs and LCD TVs are rapidly expanding. Recently, Sharp Corp has announced that it released two types of white LEDs (nine products) for lighting equipment. One of the two types is an LED used in the backlight units of Sharp's LCD TVs.
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Cree Achieves 186 Lumens per Watt from a High-Power LED

Cree, Inc. announces it has achieved industry-best reported R&D results of 186 lumens per watt for a white power LED.
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