HK Lighting Fair 2017: Business Opportunities in Belt and Road Markets

Silk Road Economic Belt (or One-Belt One-Road), China’s initiative to strengthen cooperation among countries between China and Euroasia, has opened up many new opportunities across industries.
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Monocrystal achieves a momentous milestone: 5 million large diameter wafers

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, shipped its 5 millionth four-inch equivalent (FIE) sapphire wafer. Large diameter wafers have recently become a mainstream product, driven by LED makers’ immediate benefit from a 30% increase in MOCVD reactor throughput and higher binning yields. At the same time, sapphire wafer shape and cleanness are crucial in achieving high epitaxial yields and getting the benefits of using large diameters.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Monocrystal’s Booth

On July 21, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) held a Forum and an Innovation Exhibition at the VDNH (the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) in Moscow.  One of the largest expositions at the show was that of Monocrystal’s, which demonstrated sapphire epi-polished wafers for LEDs, sapphire screens for smartphones, and metallization pastes for solar cell manufacturing. 
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Russian Scientists Control Heart Cells with Laser Technology

Scientists from MIPT’s Laboratory of the Biophysics of Excitable Systems have discovered how to control the behavior of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) using laser radiation; this study will help scientists to better understand the mechanisms of the heart and could ultimately provide a method of treating arrhythmia. The paper has been  published in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Welcome to Russia, Baby

This interview performed and was published by Lumen&ExpertUnion – Russian professional magazine about light and lighting (www.lumen2b.ru) The interviewee, Alexey Malakhov. Graduated in 2007 from National Research University Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI). Cathedra specialist of lighting “Light source & Electronic starter”. Malakhov has worked in the lighting industry since 2005. He participated in the implementation of lighting projects including airport, stadium, factories, city infrastructures and transport.
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Emerging Market Trends in 2014

More manufacturers are turning to emerging markets that hold high growth potential as maturing U.S., Europe and Japanese markets become saturated. Emerging markets including India, Thailand, and Russia hold many business opportunities for LED manufacturers, due to their high reliance on LED chips, components and package imports.
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Russian market introduction and trend analysis

In recent years, the LED lighting market has blossomed in emerging countries, and manufacturers’ development strategies in these markets have become increasingly important. This is mainly because in mature markets, such as Europe and Japan, global traditional luminaire brands still have the greatest market share. While in highly competitive countries, such as China where it appears profitable, many manufacturers have been unable to reap profits.
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An Introduction to Russian LED Market

Will Russia become the next Pure Land for the LED industry? Or is it a market full of unknown risks? Could it be a paradise for foreign manufacturers? Or is it market full of threats? Out of potential emerging markets, LEDinside analysts have chosen the Russian market for “further studies”. Why not Southeast Asia, Middle East, or South America? What is so special about Russia that the LED lighting industry “should not” miss out?
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Emerging Markets LED Industry Trends

Manufacturers, who hope to leave the fiercely competitive Chinese lighting market and other mature lighting markets, are turning their attention to emerging Southeast Asian markets or even Russia, said Roger Chu, Research Director of LEDinside at LEDforum 2014 which took place in Taipei, Taiwan last month.
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Philips Connected Lighting System to Light Up Lexus Showrooms Across Russia

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, and Lexus, a premium automotive brand, unveiled the first Lexus car showroom in Russia outfitted with a unique and connected ambient lighting system that combines LEDs with textile and  dynamic content. The Lexus-Rublevskiy showroom in Moscow has been renovated for the Russian premiere of the Toyota Lexus NX, with Philips luminous textiles creating a dynamic halo of light around the car to attract the attention of customers. By the end of 2014, Philips luminous textiles will be installed in all 45 of Lexus’ showrooms across Russia.
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Optogan`s high-power X10 modules: from research to mass production

On 15th October, the LED manufacturer Optogan Group has started mass production of high-power X10 modules in St. Petersburg, Russia. Based on the innovative concept of scalability, flexibility and lean processing, the X10 modular Chip-on-Board solution significantly reduces the manufacturing costs of energy-efficient light sources based on LEDs. “The opening of the X10 production line with a production capacity of 40,000 units per month will make LED technology accessible to a wider range of customers in the near future” said Vladislav Bougrov, the Execu...
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Optogan lights up sportfield in Malta

On Friday 14th September 2012 the renovated Luxol Sport field in Pembroke Malta was officially opened by Norman Darmanin Demajo, President of the Malta Football Association (MFA), in the assistance of Pieter Bregman, official Optogan`s distributor in Malta and Ove Sörensen, Director of Sales & Business Development at Optogan. The opening took place during the evening match between 2nd division teams Gharghur and San Gwann, where everybody could enjoy the game with the new DSF (Dynamic Sport Field) Lighting of Optogan. “It's finally ...
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LED lighting in Russia Market keeps growing

Source from Russian business consulting web site has shown that, the demand for  LED lamps in Russian market in 2011 has been increased two times as 2010, which is attributed to the implementation of the policy and residents' shopping interests. According to a report on the summary for LED lighting market in 2011 and outlook for 2012-2015 which issued by one research, mostly of LED lamps in Russian market come from Russian Distribution Companies, which place orders from Chinese company for cheap products and then attach their own trademark to sell. There are on...
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Russia LED Lighting Market will Occupy 1-5% in Global Market

Russian media quoted the data of the "whole series LED production business plan" from a professional marketing analysis company that, LED lighting proportion in the country is also growing as any other cities. In the long run, the proportion of Russia LED lighting market in the global market will be  1-5% and the growth rate of proportion in the country will reach 28-48% per year. Furthermore, the popularity of LED retrofit will break 300 million, and will continue to grow, mainly thanks to the energy efficiency and the expense of optimized power. Curren...
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"Shenzhen LED Industry Park" to Break Ground in Russia

Recently, at the energy conservation project recently held in Moscow, The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) China Business Council has announced  China would  inject a total investment of $ 500 million to form "Shenzhen LED Industry Park"  in Russia,which will generate the output of 1.5 billion yuan after the completion . This industry park is designed to be built into LED-based product manufacturing base and target the markets of Russia and other SCO members. The project encompasses 50 to 100 hectares, consisting of plants, resea...
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Optogan enters the Italian lighting market with LEDisOne

Optogan opens lamps and luminaires sales office in Varese, Italy, by signing a distribution agreement with the company LEDisOne srl. At the Grand Opening event in Varese, close to Milan, LEDisOne hosted more than 100 official guests, politicians, architects, representatives of industry and universities. The newly certified distributor LEDisOne is specialised in LED lighting and shows a broad background in the semiconductor industry. For Optogan the expansion to Italy has been a key target, since the country is considered as the home market for architectural l...
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Breakthrough in LED-Technology: Optogan launches its 500W COB Module

The new X10 platform offers a modular approach for luminaire designs from 1,100lm to 55,000lm. Optogan’s Chip-on-Board module (COB), so called X10, is based on the vision of scaleability and lean processing for luminaire manufacturing. Due to various possible sizes and forms of the elements, applications are found in LED retrofits, downlights, industrial and street lighting up to flood and stage lights. The X10 is a COB-block, consisting of 50 segments, it can easily be divided into LED elements of smaller sizes and power, and each of these can be used in sep...
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Russian LED TV will have a 50% share in 2014

In Russian Federation, it is expected that LCD TV sales continue to soar within 4-5 years. But with the energy savings of the sets proving attractive to consumers, the LED backlit market share has been projected to increase substantially in the coming years. The industry estimated LED-backlit LCD TVs will comprise more than 50% of all LCD TV shipments in Russia in 2014.
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Russia’s LED lighting market will be improved

Currently, Russia imports 98 % of its LED lighting, but this situation will change. State funding and investment from private companies is setting up a domestic LED infrastructure and companies all over Russia dedicated to LED lighting technologies are emerging.
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Russian cities gleam with LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Kemerovo in Siberia is converting to street lighting with LEDs by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors on a broad scale. The city of 520,000 inhabitants on the Trans-Siberian Railway has installed 200 street luminaires made by LLC TD Focus, which are equipped with Golden DRAGON oval Plus LEDs. The city can therefore achieve significant savings in energy costs and CO2 emissions.
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Russia to Ban All Incandescent Light Bulbs from 2014

Russia’s Economy Minister Thursday announced that Russia plans to ban the production and sale of incandescent light bulb from Jan. 1, 2014, in a move designed to reduce energy consumption, according to an article on Reuters.
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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Premium Sponsor of LED FORUM MOSCOW 2009

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors showcases LED solutions for indoor and outdoor lighting at Russia’s leading LED conference. OSRAM  emphasises the importance of the Russian LED market by becoming a premium sponsor of the LED FORUM MOSCOW, Russia’s leading expert conference on LEDs in lighting technologies. This year’s LED FORUM MOSCOW takes place at the Expocentre Moscow on November 11th and 12th, 2009. The programme was extended in response to the rising interest in LED applications.
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Russian Companies Establish Joint Venture to Develop LED Lighting Products

RUSNANO, ONEXIM and the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMP) establish the joint company to manufacture the new generation lighting products which based on the gallium nitride(GaN)semiconductor chips. The successful establishment of a new enterprise will allow to return one of the most promising projects developed by the Russian scientists back to Russia.
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New TARA2000-AUT-SAFE family includes unique interlock loop method for completely safeguarding ultra-fast detection of faults that can compromise eye safety Interlock method reduces bill of materials resulting in lower system cost 940nm emitte... READ MORE

40V-150V breakdown voltage lineup: ideal for motor drive and industrial power supplies ROHM has developed Nch MOSFETs (40V/60V/80V/100V/150V) RS6xxxxBx / RH6xxxxBx series, 13 part numbers, suitable for applications operating on 24V/36V/48V pow... READ MORE