Cree to Focus on Lighting Business by Spinning Off Power and RF Subsidiary

Cree announced that Cree’s wholly owned Power and RF subsidiary has submitted a draft registration statement on a confidential basis to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential initial public offering of the subsidiary’s Class A common stock.
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Philips Raises LED Lamp Outsourcing Ratio in India

Philips is raising its LED lamp outsourcing ratio in LED lamps to 70% in the Indian market in the next six to eight months to meet local market demands, reported Indian media The Economic Times.
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Philips 1Q15 Profits Drop 28% amid Lighting Business Restructure

Despite delivering strong sales in its LED business, Philips profits in 1Q15 declined 28% due to slowdown in its health business, reportedFinancial Times and Marketwatch.
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LEDinside: Osram to Focus on Automotive Lighting, Smart Lighting and LED Components after Splitting Luminaire Business

Osram Licht (Osram) has recently announced that it is proceeding with the next phase of its corporate reorganization, sending a shockwave across the LED industry. The announcement from Germany-based lighting giant follows Dutch electronics company Royal Philips’ sale of its automotive lighting and LED components business. The underperforming divisions that Osram will let go are Classic Lamps & Ballast (CLB unit) and LED Lamps & Systems (LLS unit). They account for 40% of the company’s total revenue. The divisions that Osram deems valuable and will hold on to are Opto Semiconductor (OS unit), Specialty Lighting (SP unit), and Luminaires & Solution (LS unit).
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[Update] Osram Parts with General Lighting Businesses to Focus on Specialty Lighting

German lighting manufacturer Osram announced it will be spinning off its conventional lighting business and LED bulbs business recently.
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[Breaking News]: Osram Spins Off General Lighting Business

German lighting giant Osram announced it will be spinning off its general lighting business including general LED lighting into an independent company.
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Aircraft Lighting Specialist STG Aerospace Establishes New Branch in China

STG Aerospace, a pioneer in aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that it has established an official presence in China with the launch of a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), STG Aerospace (China) Co., Ltd. based in Shanghai. This new initiative is a reflection of the importance of China as a market for STG Aerospace. According to a recent IATA report, the country is expected to overtake the United States as the world’s largest air passenger market by 2030.
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TCP Lighting’s Taiwan Branch to become its New Southeast Asia Headquarters

Leading U.S. LED manufacturer TCP Lighting will be using its Taiwan arm as its new Southeast Asia headquarters, said the company CEO Ellis Yan in a recent interview with LEDinside in Taipei, Taiwan. As the next step of its business strategy, TCP Lighting plans to venture into Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and others. “We will be training staff in Taiwan, before sending them to neighboring Southeast Asian countries,” explained Yan.
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Everlight and Edison Opto Deny Merge Rumor

Representatives from Everlight and Edison Opto have recently rebutted an earlier Digitimes report claiming the two companies were in acquisition talks.
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Sharp Transiting into Integrated Smart Power Solution Provider

According to a TrendForce photovoltaic analyst’s understanding, financially struggling Sharp might not be withdrawing from the solar business after all.
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Nichia to Launch Industry’s Smallest Flip-Chip LEDs by End of 2015

Japanese LED chip manufacturer Nichia’s first flip chip LED product, set to be launched in October this year, will be one ninth the size of the average flip chip, said the company’s optoelectronic division chief technology officer today at a press conference at Hotel Okura in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Opple Lighting Expands Presence in India with Customized Products

Chinese LED luminaire manufacturer Opple Lighting has been expanding its presence in India’s retail market with customized ‘Made for India’ LED products in South India, according to a report by Indian media BusinessLine.
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HC SemiTek 96 MOCVDs Acquired in 2014 to Enter Production in 2015

It will take some time before the effects from MOCVDs and other LED chip equipment acquired in 2014 will become evident, but it is expected the new equipment will make significant contributions to this year’s revenue growth, announced Chinese LED manufacturer HC SemiTek recently in an investor relations statement.
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Global LED Industry’s Second Patent War

Recent patent litigations launched by major LED companies aim straight at latecomers in Chinese and Taiwanese LED industry, who have insufficient patent portfolio. The LED market will be restructured to focus on major LED companies with extensive patent portfolio and technological strengths.
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Philips Plans to Spin-off OLED Lighting Business

Dutch lighting conglomerate Philips has announced plans of spinning off its OLED business, according to a report by OLED-info.
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ALKILU Announces Partnership with Visionox

ALKILU Enterprises, an emerging leader in affordable OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) Lighting products for consumers, today announced that is has signed a formal partnership with Visionox, a high-tech enterprise specializing in the mass development and manufacturing of OLED technology in China with integration of R&D, as well as marketing and sales. The announcement coincides with ALKILU’s attendance and sponsorship of the OLED’s World Summit 2014 in Berkeley, California, U.S.
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LED Maker Silan Microelectronics Reports Soaring Net Profits in 2014

Chinese LED manufacturer Silan Microelectronics (Silan) recently announced net profits soared in 2014 by 30% to 50% compared to the same period in 2013.
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ProLight Opto Technology Stays Ahead of Pack with Advanced LED Technology

Over the last 10 years LED package manufacturer ProLight Opto Technology (ProLight) has weathered through tough situations, including a financial crisis that nearly brought the company to the brink of bankruptcy. The company managed to turn around its operations under the management of current Chairman FM Chen, who since joining the company in 2007, has worked closely with General Manager Michael Hsing to convert the company’s business strategy. The pair has successfully transformed a company close to insolvency, into a listed company on the Taiwan bourse with an annual revenue of more than NT $1 billion (US $30 million).
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Philips Outlines Egypt Market Strategy for 2015

Having established a foothold in the Egyptian market, Tamer Abol Ghar, CEO of Philips North East Africa, recently spoke Egypt media Daily News about the company’s plans for 2015.
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NEUTEX LED Lighting Announces Major Expansion

NEUTEX LED Lighting has recently announced a major expansion to its corporate, manufacturing and warehouse headquarters based in Houston, TX. After three months of planning and design, the NEUTEX LED expansion project is near breaking ground.
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Epistar Acquires Key Technologies from TSMC SSL to Fend off Japanese Rival

The main objective of Epistar’s acquisition of TSMC SSL is to obtain key LED substrate technology to prevent Japanese manufacturer Toshiba from taking the lead in GaN-on-Si technology, according to a Chinese-language Wealth Magazine report.
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Vishay Intertechnology Completes Acquisition of Capella Microsystems

Vishay Intertechnology, one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today acquired all of the remaining outstanding shares of Taiwan based Capella Microsystems Inc. (GreTai Securities Market: 3582) for approximately NT$668.2 million or US$21.0 million, pursuant to the terms of its previously announced merger agreement with Capella. Capella is a fabless IC design company specializing in optoelectronic products.
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Foshan Lighting Acquires RMB 400 Million Purchase Agreement

Foshan Lighting announced it signed a RMB 400 million (US $64.24 million) agreement with a distributor, according to a company announcement on Monday.
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Apple Touch Screen Supplier Wintek Restructures to Become New LED Player

Taiwanese touch screen supplier Wintek laid off nearly 90% of its staff, as the financially struggling company aims to transform its business model to become a new LED manufacturer, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.
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Lighting E-commerce Retailers Online or Offline Store Dilemma

A common scenario since the emergence of e-commerce has been consumers jotting down product serial numbers and brands they like, only to purchase them online at a cheaper price. Online the same merchandise sold in a physical retail shop is often marked at a lower price. Thus, price has remained the main factor taken into consideration.
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Chinese IGOO Smartlamp Manufacturer Opens US Flagship Store

IGOO smartlamp, the unprecedented home lighting system based in Shanghai, China is bringing their innovative smartlamp design overseas with the launch of IGOO's first US flagship store, located at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.  Opening December 1, 2014, the IGOO Experience Center is a sleek and modern 1,937 square foot space, designed to provide customers with a dramatic setting in which to experience the smartlamp's mesmerizing "Lightsongs"—settings that create a desired atmosphere using advanced lighting control and technology.
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Swedish LED Manufacturer Aluwave Establishes Production Site in China

Aluwave established a production site for its customized LED modules in China through a new company, Qingdao Aluwave Lighting Technology. The decision is based on the fact that several existing multinational customers with global operations have sought local deliveries to their assembly sites in China.
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Quantum Materials to Quadruple Lab Space and Add R&D Staff

 Quantum Materials Corp (OTCQB:QTMM) today announced it has signed an agreement with STAR Park that will quadruple the Company's Quantum Dot production space when the new state-of-the-art lab and offices are completed on or before June 2015. The Company is also recruiting to double its scientific staff effective January 2015.
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Intematix Appoints Jerry Turin as Chief Financial Officer

Intematix Corporation, a leading manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, today announced Jerry Turin as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.  Most recently,Turin served as Chief Financial officer of Oclaro, which scaled to a peak of $600M revenue run-rate from $250M during his tenure.  Turin will direct the Company’s financial strategy and finance team.
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Panasonic Opens Second LED Lighting Experience Center in India

Continuing with its focus on providing the best of innovation and technology, India's leading electrical solutions provider - Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd (A Panasonic Group Company), today inaugurated its second LED lighting experience centre in Bangalore, after Mumbai.
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  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE