New LED Chip Products: Lumileds Delivers Highest Efficacy CoB; Bridgelux Launches Natural Light Solutions

In spite of slump price, LED makers are still releasing new chip products targeting niche lighting applications such as commercial retail lighting and human centric lighting. Lumileds launched LUXEON CoB Core Range PW, a line of chip on board LEDs built for high impact retail, indoor area lighting and other commercial lighting applications. The product features Lumileds’ proprietary SLA phosphor technology to achieve the highest efficacy in the industry at 138 lm/W and color temperature of 4000K 90CRI. (Image: Lumileds) “We’re alway...
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Blue LED Chip Price Drop: Reasons and Impacts

The price of blue LED chips has dropped to almost half compared to the price last year, putting a great pressure on many manufacturers. The price of 4-inch wafer has fallen from US$ 22 in 1Q17 to around US$ 15 in 1Q18. As the cost is about US$ 15, the decrease of price could lead to deficit for LED chip makers.
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SemiLEDs Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

SemiLEDs Corporation, “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended May 31, 2017.
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Manufacturers of LED chips and LED packages at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016

The breadth and depth of exhibited products was significantly improved at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2016, which took place from June 9-12 at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, China as it served as a comprehensive platform for exhibitors and buyers while providing all-in-one purchase platform of lighting equipment, LED packages, technology and applications to buyers. Besides developing an integrated platform at the exhibition, the show organizers also assisted manufacturers in building partnerships, and providing buyers with a one-stop shopping platform that encompasses lighting equipment, LED package, and new LED technologies.
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MLS Secures LED Package Deal Worth over US $1M in India

MLS INDIA, The LED package major has secured supplying LED chips worth one million USD to one of the most trusted brand in India. The products made of using MLS LEDs will be illuminating Indian homes very soon.
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Seoul Semiconductor Eyes Larger Global Automotive LED Market Share as Products Pass GM Tests

Seoul Semiconductor, a leader in LED technology, announced that it will increase the global automotive LED market share by strengthening its high efficient and high reliable LED product line-up for the automotive application on May 28, 2015.
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Osram Opto Expands LED Chips for Projector Applications

Osram Opto Semiconductors presents P2W 01, a particularly reliable addition to its familiar Osram Ostar Projection series. This new LED contains four chips which can be controlled in two separate groups. The LED therefore represents an integrated solution which in the event of emergencies offers trouble-free operation in safety-related and security-related applications such as control room monitors.
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Epistar Launches LED Chips for Projectors

Epistar showcased for the first time LED chips for projectors at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 (TILS 2015) that took place in Taipei, Taiwan recently. The LED chips showcased could be applied in portable projectors, officially marking the company’s entry into the projector market. The company had developed the chips for several years, before commercializing the product and supplying it for client applications.
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LED Lighting Industry's Low Price Trends in 2014

Global LED package market is estimated to achieve US $14.6 billion in 2014, and grows at a CAGR of 3.2% during 2014-2018. Among all LED applications, LED lighting has the highest estimated revenue of US $4.8 billion in 2014, soaring with a CAGR of 12%. These figures suggest that LED lighting market has entered a high growth phase. Nevertheless, the prices of LED lighting products, such as lighting bulbs and tubes show a steady downfall trend.
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Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Face Immense Challenges in Coming Year

Another challenging year awaits Taiwanese manufacturers as major Chinese LED chip manufacturer San’an Opto acquires a total of 100 MOCVD reactors in September and December and have said that the company will continue to headhunt Taiwanese experts, according to a report of China Times.
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SemiLEDs Announces Definitive Common Stock Purchase Agreement

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced it has entered into a definitive common stock purchase agreement with Mr. XiaoQing Han, Chairman and CEO of Beijing XiaoQing Environmental Protection Group. Under the terms of this agreement, Mr. Han will acquire a 15% interest in SemiLEDs common stock at a purchase price of $1.00 per share for a total consideration of $5.0 million and will join the SemiLEDs Board of Directors upon closing of the transaction.
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LG Innotek Introduces UV LEDs with World-class Power Performance

LG Innotek, a global components manufacturer, today announced that the company succeeded in the mass-production of the world’s highest power 275nm UV (ultraviolet) LEDs. Such success is expected to trigger an explosion of UV LEDs for purification and sterilization applications.
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Everlight Shares Business Experience in China

Established in 1983, few people aside from Everlight Chairman Robert Yeh could have envisioned the Taiwanese LED package manufacturer’s radical transformation. The company that started off with a capital of NT $ 5 million (US $170,000), and a factory of only 120 square meters, has become one of the top package leaders in Taiwan and an LED industry game changer.
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San’an Optoelectronics to Improve Market Share through Chip Procurement Agreement with Honglitronics

China based San’an Optoelectronics (San’an Opto) has signed a three year cooperative agreement with Honglitronics on June 24 in hopes of increasing domestic market share in the LED market. 
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Chinese LED Chip Manufacturers Refute Claim of Price Uptick in May

Earlier this week, a securities firm reported that several areas in China will begin raising LED chip prices in May due to recent adjustments to the LED chip market infrastructure in China. The report continued that the supply shortage is anticipated to intensify, which will cause a price hike in all LED chips. LEDinside reporters questioned several Chinese chip and package manufacturers to see if this is truly the case. 
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San’an Opto and Nationstar Sign Three Year LED Chip Procurement Agreement

San’an Optoelectronics (San’an Opto) announced on April 16, 2014 that the company has signed a three year strategic agreement to sell LED chips to Foshan Nationstar (Nationstar). 
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Toshiba Follows Industry CSP Trend at Light + Building 2014

Toshiba highlighted several Chip Scale Package products  at the  Light + Building 2014 show that runs from March 31 to April 4, 2014 at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany.
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LED Manufacturers Going All Out to Profit from Abundant Opportunities 2014 Offers

Another year has come to a close. As 2014 kicks off, the LEDinside editorial team  has compiled the market expectations for this year.
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EPISTAR LAB Releases IR LED Product with Operating Power Exceeding 1W at 1A

EPISTAR LAB has released a infrared (850nm) product with high photoelectric efficiency.
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GlacialLight LED Flood Lighting For Adverse Environments – GL-FL180

 An energy-efficient 175W AC flood light with corrosion, vibration and high temperature resistance
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The Duris S 8 from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Offers Lots of Light from a Small Surface, Particularly for Use in Directional Retrofits

Osram Opto Semiconductors launches the Duris S 8, a new, multi-chip, high-power member of the Duris “S” LED series. The close grouping of the LED permits very good color consistency in combination with a high luminous flux. The new Duris S is primarily used in directional and omnidirectional retrofits, as well as in LED spots in indoor lighting. It is particularly suitable for directional lighting in office and business premises, as well as in the home. The very good color consistency (color binning) in the directional retrofits is achieved through the cl...
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Osram MultiLEDs Give Automobile Designers More Options

Colors are playing an increasingly important role in the automotive sector. Not only can you choose the exterior color of your vehicle, you can also tailor the interior lighting to individual tase now. Thanks to the very wide blue color range of the new RGB MultiLED, lighting designers have the freedom to chosse colors for ambient lighting, including customer-specific colors. Color design now covers cluster lighting to an increasing extent, notably in combined instruments such as speedometers, rev counters, and displays, as well as backlighting for switches...
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Another innovation in LED lighting source products: Genesis Photonics launches 3D COB

Increased LED lighting emphasizes lighting quality plus design flexibility . Genesis Photonics (GPI) 3D Chip On Board (COB) successfully integrates blue LED components with a variety of remote phosphors. Compared to the average COB product, 3D COB has better lighting quality and has the advantages of greatly reducing lighting system costs, and expanding the market for new lighting applications. Moreover, using a combination of high powered blue LED components with patented remote phosphor offers lighting fixture manufacturers additional patent protection.
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Everlight Introduces 1W High Power Lighting Component Meeting the Needs of Residential Lighting

It is reported that Everlight introduces 1W high power LED XI3535 lighting components with over 30 years of professional experience in research and development of LED component, this product is in line with the cost-effectiveness many customers are most concerned about, it can still reach a certain lumens and light effects under lower cost, and it is widely used in all kinds of general lighting, residential lighting, such as plate lights, spotlights, candle lights. Because of the special package design, Everlight XI3535 has better cost performance; under the drive of higher cu...
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Sanan Optoelectronics Get a LED Chip Order of RMB 500 Million

Sanan Optoelectronics yesterday released the contract announcement that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Anhui Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. (Anhui Sanan) on July 17 signed a sourcing agreement with Shenzhen MTC Lighting Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen MTC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shenzhen MTC Co., Ltd. According to the agreement, from the date of signing of the agreement for the coming year, the Shenzhen MTC will purchase total amount of RMB 500 million of LED chips from Anhui Sanan, this amount accounts for about 15% of Sanan sales revenue in 2012. An o...
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LED Engin Announces its Whitest LED for Lighting

LED Engin is claiming high quality light with a CRI of 97 from its ‘gallery white‘ LEDs. CRI is not a perfect measure of colour rendering. It is officially measured using eight pastel shades (called R1-R8) and it is not unknown for lighting LEDs and fluorescent lamps to have their spectrum tuned to deliver a high CRI number at the expense of visual fidelity with certain common colours. Not so with LED Engin’s latest range. "Accurate colour rendering is a critical factor in achieving the desired ambience in high-performance applica...
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Traditional Slack Season Coupled with Weaker Demand for LED Backlit TV, Taiwanese LED Manufacturers' Revenue of October Dropped by 10%

Traditional Slack Season Coupled with Weaker Demand for LED Backlit TV During China's National Day Holiday, Taiwanese LED Manufacturers' Revenue of October Dropped by 10% Based on the analysis and statistics of LEDinside, a research division under TrendForce, in October 2010, listed LED manufacturers in Taiwan have total revenue of 8.69 billion NTD, an 10.77% decline compared with September revenue of 9.736 billion NTD and 21.3% rise in YoY.
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Traditional Slack Season Plus Chinese National Day Holidays Yet to Stimulate LED Backlit TV Demand, and Taiwanese LED Manufacturers‘ Revenue of October Dropped by 10%

Traditional Slack Season Plus Chinese National Day Holidays Yet to Stimulate LED Backlit TV Demand, and Taiwanese LED Manufacturers‘ Revenue of October Dropped by 10% 

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Hitachi Cable develops high-power 55-lumen red LED chips

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. has announced the development of a high-power red LED chip*1 offering a maximum luminous flux of 55 lumens*2,*3. This luminous flux was enabled by increasing the size of the LED chip and use of a fine line electrode structure.
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AU Optronics Plans to Expand Due to Booming LED Panel Demand

To accommodate the booming demand of LED panels, leading panel maker, AU Optronics Corp, has decided to invest over $900 million to build four LED chip production plants under its subsidiary Lextar in Central Taiwan Science Park. The project is slated to begin in the fourth quarter this year, and it is expected to start production by the end of 2010. Lextar Chairman H.B. Chen indicated that going forward, Lextar’s role in supplying AUO’s LED chip demand will become increasingly important.
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