Hot Picks of the Week June 30- July 4

LED chip manufacturer Epistar sudden announcement of absorbing FOREPI sent shockwaves throughout the industry this week. LEDinside gives a comprehensive overview of the benefits and potential issues surrounding this important industry merge of the year. Philips also announced on June 30, 2014, restructuring of LED component business Philips Lumileds with automotive lighting business. For more please check out below:
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Hot Picks of the Week Dec.30-Jan.3

LEDinside team would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year. The LEDinside editorial team has continued with its recap of important industry developments in 2013:
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Hot Picks of the Week Dec. 9-13

This week the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces injecting US$ 10 million in energy-saving lighting technologies. In the Chinese market, will sapphire substrate stock prices continue its upward climb? Guoqing Tang, China President of LED BU, Samsung also projects future industry developments in 2014, while analyzing the “Three Worlds” phenomemnon in the LED industry. For more info please see below:
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Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 18-22

Chinese manufacturers offer more insight into the sapphire substrate and MOCVD market this week. Chinese MOCVD manufacturer TOPEC aims to challenge Veeco’s dominance in China’s MOCVD equipment market, while Guizhou Haotian Opto offers insights causing the market’s current sapphire substrate shortages. In addition, Chinese experts share their perspective on the recent global LED patent battles, and how Japanese manufacturers are taking the lead with core technology patents. LEDinside analysts have also come up with brand new reports this week that shed insights on the global LED lighting market trends for 2014. 
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Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 11-15

Why should we pay attention to OLEDs? Rumors this week pointed Apple plans to make iPhone 6 an OLED phone. With the company’s previous trend setting records, it might be creating a window of opportunity for OLED displays to go mainstream. More Apple news, TechCrunch gives an in depth analysis on the company’s recent hefty sapphire substrate investments in GT Advanced Technologies and technology behind it to keep sapphire substrate costs low. LEDinside has also released its new price reports this week. Please see below for more:
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Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 4-8

This week U.S. Department of Energy released two new reports that manufacturers might want to check out over the weekend. The first is pricing and efficacy trend analysis for utility program planning, and the second is a subjective evaluation of LED PAR38 lamps. As Apple signs a long term agreement with GTAT for sapphire substrate production, Chinese manufacturers are also eager to grab a share. Also this week, Beijing court rulings give Nichia an upper hand in its patent wars with Everlight. For further details please see below:
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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