2018-04-19

Leyard and Planar to Acquire eyevis, Further Expanding the Company’s European Market Share

Leyard and Planar, a solution provider of LED digital displays, announced the intent to acquire eyevis, a manufacturer of visual display solutions.
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2018-04-04

LEDVANCE Now Wholly Owned By MLS

LEDVANCE, one of the world's leading general lighting providers for professional users and end consumers, is now 100 percent owned by the leading Chinese LED lighting company MLS. MLS has taken over the full ownership of LEDVANCE by means of a share deal with the strategic investor IDG Capital and the financial investor Yiwu. As part of the deal, IDG Capital and Yiwu will become shareholders of MLS via a joint investment.
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2018-03-28

Osram Strengthens Digital Business with Acquisition of Trilux Subsidiary

Osram is strengthening its electronic component business with the acquisition of BAG electronics, a Trilux subsidiary. BAG specializes in LED modules and software for innovative LED lighting solutions. The company, based in Arnsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia, was previously part of the Trilux Group. Following the takeover, its 380 employees have moved to Osram. At the same time, a strategic five-year supply contract including a minimum sales volume has been agreed, with Osram supplying Trilux with components for use in its lights. BAG generated revenues of around €50 million in 2017.
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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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2018-03-07

Cree Acquires Infineon RF Power Business for € 345 Million

Cree, Inc. has acquired assets of Infineon Technologies AG Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business for approximately € 345 million. The transaction expands the Cree Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity.
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2018-03-06

Chinese LED Makers Interested in Buying GE’s Remaining Lighting Units

Chinese lighting companies MLS Co. and Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co. are seeking financial supports for bidding GE’s asset, Reuters reported. The deal is potentially to amount at USD 1 billion, according to sources in the industry.
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2018-02-07

VividGro Acquires Home Grow Marijuana App to Facilitate Smart Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural LED lighting developer VividGro acquired WeGrow, a cannabis home grow app with over 20,000 downloads in the iTunes Store. WeGrow, which launched its chatbot-based technology in April 2017, has dramatically simplified the learning process of growing cannabis using personalized conversations.
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2018-01-22

Masco Corporation Announces Signing of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Kichler Lighting

Masco Corporation, a manufacturers of branded home improvement and building products, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The L.D. Kichler Co. (“Kichler Lighting”), a developer of decorative residential and light commercial lighting products, ceiling fans and LED lighting systems across both consumer and professional distribution channels.
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2018-01-12

Ring Acquires Innovative LED Lighting Technology Company Mr. Beams

Ring, a specialist in home security, announced it acquired Mr. Beams, an innovative LED lighting technology company, in order to integrate smart, energy-efficient lights into more of its security devices and release new, standalone outdoor security lights, called Ring Beams.
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2017-11-30

Samsung and Micro LED Startup PlayNitride Rumored to be at Final Stage of Their Acquisition Talk

Rumors have been spreading like crazy since May that Samsung would acquire Taiwanese Micro LED startup PlayNitride. Sources from the industry recently leaked that the two companies are at the final stage of their talk.
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2017-11-29

Dialog Semiconductor Acquires ams AG's LED Backlight Business

ams, a supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has divested its LED backlight technology and product portfolio to Dialog Semiconductor through an asset transaction.
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2017-10-16

Osram Acquires a Stake in the Retail Software Specialist beaconsmind

Osram acquires a stake in the Swiss company beaconsmind AG. Via its venture capital unit, Fluxunit, the lighting company has gained a strategic minority interest in the start-up that offers smart software to retailers, enabling a personalized approach to customers. Fluxunit supports and develops both internal and external start-ups.
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2017-08-22

Coretronic Acquires British Image Processing Company, Calibre

Coretronic Corporation (Coretronic), Taiwan has completed the acquisition of Calibre, a privately held British image processing technology manufacturer based in Bradford, Yorkshire, UK.
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2017-07-30

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.

Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver-assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros.
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2017-07-21

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Transportation, Sensing, & Control Division of TT Electronics PLC

AVX Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Transportation, Sensing & Control division (hereinafter called TS&C), from the UK company, TT Electronics PLC.
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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