MLS Signs RMB 5.5B LED Plant Construction Deal with Yiwu Industrial Park Committee

MLS and Yiwu Industrial Park Committee in China signed a LED agreement on Tuesday morning, reported China Yiwu Website.
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[Breaking News] Siemens Considers Selling Stake in Osram

Osram’s largest shareholder Siemens might be considering selling its 17% stake in the company, reported Reuters.Citing a report from leading German newspaper Handelsblatt, a source in the industry revealed Siemens might sell its stake in Osram to an Asian manufacturer. No further details were offered about the potential Asian candidate.
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Eight ETI Executives Increase Shareholdings in Company to Boost Investors Confidence

Chinese LED manufacturer ETI announced Monday, eight company executives will be increasing shareholdings in their company to boost investors’ confidence.
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Merck Invests EUR 30M in New OLED Production Plant in Germany

Merck, a leading company for innovative, top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, laid the cornerstone for a new OLED materials production plant in Darmstadt today. Production of high-purity OLED materials for use in state-of-the-art displays and lighting systems is scheduled to start in the approximately 2,000 square meter building in July 2016. With the investment, which amounts to around EUR 30 million (US$ 33.78 million), Merck is strengthening its position in the OLED business. Merck aims to be a leading supplier of OLED materials by 2018. The company wishes to make use of its experience in the liquid crystals business, where it is the global leader.
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GaN Transistor Manufacturer Transphorm Receives US$70 M Investment Led by KKR

Transphorm, an early stage semiconductor company focused on redefining power conversion, today announced a US $70 million investment round led by global investment firm KKR. KKR’s investment follows initial rounds of funding led by funds affiliated with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, Soros Quantum Strategic Partners, INCJ, Fujitsu, Transphorm will use this funding to support its growth, product innovation and expansion.
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Nationstar Major Shareholder Sells Shares in Company

Chinese LED manufacturer Nationstar Chairman of the Supervisory Juyi Tsai has further sold his shares in the company.
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GE Invests US $40M in LED Circuit Board Production

Insourced LED circuit board production culminates three-year investment and adds technology-rich capabilities that help meet customer needs faster. Transformation brings 120 new contract and full-time positions to the plant. Site continues to add new LED lines and expand capabilities, lighting cities and spaces from the Middle East to Latin America to some of the most recognizable towns in the U.S.
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BrokerBank Securities: GTAT Future Isn’t Quite Crystal Clear

The markets GT Advanced Technology (GTAT) are involved in include LEDs, smart phones, and solar panels are all multi-billion dollar opportunities with accelerating growth. Each of these markets is driving demand for specialized crystals such as polysilicon, photovoltaic, and sapphire crystals.
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Sequoia Invests US $12M in Smart LED Start-up LIFX

Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Sequoia teams up with Austrialian based smart lighting start-up LIFX with a US $12 million investment. The investment bumps up LIFX’s total funding to US $16.6 million. 
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Ushio America Announces Strategic Investment in Zylight

Ushio America, Inc. expands its offering of LED lighting solutions with an investment in Zylight LLC, a privately-owned manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the cinema and broadcast production industries. This partnership brings together two industry innovators and solidifies the foundation for Ushio America’s solid state lighting strategy in the Stage / Studio / Television (SSTV) market.
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Epistar Denies Philips Investment

The market has been focused on whether Taiwan LED chipmaker Epistar’s private placement will draw large international investors. Epistar issued US $250 million (NT $7.5 billion) euro convertible bonds (ECB) to Philips in August 2013. However, the company has denied the transaction.
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Roshow Technology Claims Sapphire Substrate Investment Rumor is False

Roshow Technology has released an abnormal stock price announcement after experiencing three days of inflation on stock prices surpassing 25 percent. The listed company does not manufacturer sapphire substrate. It expressed that rumors on the Internet claiming the company has invested a total of RMB 1.1 billion (US$?) to produce 4 million LED sapphire substrate pcs annually is false.
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