2013-03-04

LEDinside: LED light bulb retail price differed in January 2013, prices declined most significantly in the Japanese market

According to LEDinside, a research division of Trendforce, investigation on the latest LED light bulb retail price showed that global LED light bulb retail price remained volatile in January 2013. The retail price of 40W equiv. LED lamps increased by 4% to USD19.4. Fewer new products were introduced in each region, and fluctuation in the price of original products increased. The average price of 60W equiv. LED lamp fell by 4.3% to USD29.6. Prices declined most significantly in the Japanese market.
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2013-03-04

Philips Lights Up Pegasus Engineering’s New Christchurch Premises

Using the latest in energy saving LED lighting technology, Philips Lighting New Zealand has fitted out the new Pegasus Engineering premises at the Izone Business Park in Christchurch. Pegasus Engineering, which specialises in structural steelwork, are officially opening the doors of its new premises today. Working with Arnold Jensen Electrical, Philips Lighting New Zealand developed a lighting design concept for the workshop and loading bay using the latest Philips LED lighting technology. “Pegasus Engineering is expanding and hiring more staff. The...
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2013-02-28

AIXTRON Sees Signs of Market Stabilization

Rising Utilization Rates but still Limited Order Visibility Highest 2012 Order Intake and Revenues Recorded in Q4/2012 Management Focus on Cost Control and Cash Flow Continuing R&D Investments into Future Market Opportunities AIXTRON SE (ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced revenues of EUR 227.8m and an EBIT loss of EUR -132.3m for the fiscal year 2012. A slow recovery of revenues but a virtually flat order intake throughout the year reflects a relucta...
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2013-02-28

Philips LED Lighting Helps Paris Metro Halve Energy Use

Royal Philips Electronics has been awarded a multi-year contract in partnership with French professional lighting company Step to light up the subway system in Paris with LED lighting solutions.   The switch to LED will reduce the energy needed to light up the Paris metro and suburban RER stations by more than 50%, while improving the light quality at the same time. The contract was awarded by Parisian transport company Groupe RATP for more than 85% of the lighting in metro and RER stations in the French capital. The tender is to replace the 250,000 lig...
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2013-02-28

FOREPI Orders AIXTRON’s CRIUS II-L MOCVD Production Systems

AIXTRON SE announced that in the third quarter of 2012 long-term customer Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), Taiwan, placed a new order for multiple CRIUS II-L MOCVD production systems in a 69x2-inch configuration. All systems will be used for the manufacturing of ultra-high brightness (UHB) GaN-based blue and white LEDs. AIXTRON’s local service team has started installing and commissioning the new systems in the fourth quarter of 2012 at FOREPI’s new state-of-the-art factory in the Pin-Jen industrial zone, Taiwan. Delivery...
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2013-02-26

Philips: LED lighting Drives Its 2012 Total Sales

•    Green Product1 sales increased to 45% of total sales (EUR 11.3 billion) in 2012 •    Total investments in Green Innovation at EUR 569 million in 2012, mainly driven by investments in sustainable LED lighting •    Carbon reduction target achieved, with 25% decrease in operational CO2 emissions over five years   Today Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) reported Green Product sales of EUR 11.3 billion in 2012, marking 45% of total sales and moving the company significant...
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2013-02-26

Philips to Change Company Name to Royal Philips

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced that it will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which will be held on May 3, 2013,  to amend the articles of association of the company to change the name of the company to Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips).   “Philips is a diversified technology company focused on delivering meaningful innovation in healthcare, energy-efficient lighting and consumer health and well-being,” said Philips Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten. “Our ...
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2013-02-26

Monocrystal Supports Emerging Optical Markets with 12 -inch Sapphire Windows

Monocrystal introduces ultra-large high quality sapphire window. Advancements in the development of its proprietary crystal growing technology allow Monocrystal to meet increasing demand from the emerging optical markets for large size sapphire windows and blanks up to 12 inches. Advancements in modified KY method make it possible for Monocrystal to grow 120 kg sapphire crystals on scale. This technological advantage enables Monocrystal to offer a wide range of optical products which were not available on the market before. “We are happy to be the company pushing the...
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2013-02-22

Osram Coordinates a BMBF Project for Developing High-brilliance Infrared Laser Sources

The aim is to increase the performance and lower the costs of laser systems for material processing As part of the ‘Integrated Microphotonics’ initiative, Osram Opto Semiconductors is coordinating the IMOTHEB project (Integrated microoptical and microthermal elements for diode lasers of high brilliance). The aim is to improve the performance of laser systems and at the same time reduce production costs. The project partners are DILAS Diode Laser and the Max Born Institute. The project (FKZ 13N12312) runs from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2...
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2013-02-19

Low Energy Designs Appoints New Sales Consultant

UK LED lighting manufacturer Low Energy Designs announce the arrival of new Sales Consultant Adrian Worgan, who will boost their expanding team. Based in Peterborough, he will work with a focus on companies in the Midlands and East of the UK. CEO Alan Parker states, “Adrian comes from a very strong professional sales management background and is a great addition to our growing business. His appointment will offer our customers another resource to help identify their needs and offer appropriate solutions.”   As one of the very first European compa...
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2013-02-19

Philips Introduces Die-Level LUXEON Flip Chip LED Technology

Philips Lumileds has announced new LUXEON Flip Chip LED devices that will enable the next generation of lighting applications by providing luminaire manufacturers with more design flexibility. Users can now access Philips Lumileds technology through a robust LUXEON Flip Chip die format giving them greater design options than in the past. “Now luminaire manufacturers can enjoy the best of both worlds, by either incorporating packaged LEDs as they did in the past, or by starting with the LED die and customizing the phosphor and packaging to best suit ...
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2013-02-19

Aixtron CEO Resigns

Coming on the heel of the resignations from Holger Jürgensen (deputy chairman of the supervisory board) and Karl-Hermann Kuklies (ordinary member of the supervisory board) of Aixtron, Aixtron SE has announced that Paul Hyland, President and CEO, will leave the company by mutual agreement with effect as of February 28th, 2013, for personal reasons. The Supervisory Board has appointed Martin Goetzeler (50), an internationally experienced top manager and industry expert, as Hyland's successor. Goetzeler will join the company on March 1st, 2013. Within the E...
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2013-02-18

Philips Inaugurates Aachen Based OLED Lighting Production Line

Back in May 2011 Philips announced that they are investing €40 million in a new OLED lighting production line in Aachen. Philips inaugurated the new line - which has been producing OLEDs since Q3 2012 in fact (but it's only official now). Philips say that this new line is the largest and "most modern" OLED lighting line in the world. The clean-room is approximately 2,000-square meter in size. The new line is adjacent to Philips' pilot line that's been producing OLEDs since 2007. Philips plans to produce all their panels in the old ...
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2013-02-13

Breakthrough with Tridonic's new OLED lighting module

At the beginning of the new year Tridonic landed a big breakthrough with OLED modules for professional lighting. Available in series, the new lighting module from the OLEDmodule LUREON REP product range for the first time achieves a luminous flux of more than 100 lumens, at dimensions of 99 x 99 mm². In addition, LUREON REP achieves a system efficiency of over 50 lm/W in neutral white, which is much higher than that achieved by comparable products on the market.
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2013-02-12

Launch of new NovaLITE LED luminaire

UK LED lighting manufacturer Low Energy Designs Ltd announced the latest addition to their range. Made in their North Dorset factory the new modular NovaLITE has been designed to be powerful and energy efficient, achieving 93% savings on traditional technology. The fitting is suitable for warehouse, low bay, high bay and aisle applications, as well as many other environments.
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2013-02-07

High Performance for Discreet Security Applications with Oslon Black

The infrared Oslon black SFH 4725S is a secret agent in more ways than one. Not only does its light have a wavelength of 940 nanometers, making it virtually invisible to the human eye, but its black package reflects almost no ambient light whatsoever. Together with its high optical output of almost one watt, this infrared LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors is the ideal light source for covert surveillance. Concealed security systems – such as those installed in banks, on machinery and at border controls – need to be designed so they are unobtrusive. This is a m...
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2013-02-06

Azzurro to Volume Production of 8-inch Ga-on-Si LED Epitaxial Wafers

Azzurro Semiconductor AG’s Sales & Marketing vice president Erwin Ysewijn told to Digitimes that, the company has turned out sample 8-inch Ga-on-Si LED epitaxial wafers and plans to begin volume production as soon as the end of Q2 of 2013. According to Ysewijn , Azzurro has spent about one year in preparation for volume production. LED makers can either procure Azzurro-made finished GaN-on-Si LED epitaxial wafers for LED chips, or procure Si-substrate wafers with GaN films for LED epitaxial wafers. LED chips made from GaN-on-Si epita...
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2013-02-05

LightingEurope Announces Election of Executive Board

LightingEurope is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Dietmar Zembrot as President of the Executive Board, Mr. Jan Denneman as the Vice-President, and Mr. Diederik de Stoppelaar as Treasurer. Additional Board members include: Alfred Haas (Osram), Peter Hunt (The Lighting Industry Association), Thomas Walentowski (BLV), André ten Bloemendal (NLA), Peter Dillen (Havells-Sylvania), Jean Michel Trouis (Syndicat de l'Eclairage), Francois Séguineau (Toshiba), Johan Segers (AGORIA), Harald Sommerer (Zumtobel), Markk...
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2013-02-04

Two Aixtron’s Supervisory Board Members Resign

 Aixtron has announced two changes to its supervisory board. Dr Holger Jürgensen (deputy chairman of the supervisory board) and Karl-Hermann Kuklies (ordinary member of the supervisory board) have informed the management board of their resignation from office with immediate effect. After being a research associate at RWTH Aachen University’s Institut for Semiconductor Technology from 1981 to 1985 then co-founding Aixtron in 1983, Jürgensen was a member of Aixtron’s executive board from 1997 to 2002 (while being president and joint CEO of A...
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2013-02-04

Eleven German OLED Companies Conclude Public Funded OLED Project

Eleven leading German OLED companies and research institutions announced the successful completion of the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) related project; So-Light. This € 14.7 m project was supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) over a three and a half year period and addressed the complete value chain, from primary OLED materials through to OLED-lighting applications. Several of the promising innovations created within the project will now be brought to market by the participants of the So-Light project. The proje...
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2013-02-01

Sharp “LED Evaluation Kit” : Evaluation of Mega ZENIGATA LEDs in a flash

Sharp provides its customers with the new “LED Evaluation Kit”, an optimized service tool to enable them in future to easily and quickly test the best Mega ZENIGATA LEDs themselves and simulate the use of COB LED arrays in the desired application. With its “LED Evaluation Kit”, Sharp has developed a new powerful marketing tool for the Mega ZENIGATA which allows customers to easily test the Sharp LEDs for later use in the desired application. The evaluation kits are available for all power output classes of Mega ZENI...
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2013-02-01

Philips Sells Multimedia Devices Business and Returns to Lighting Roots

Philips announced Tuesday that it has sold business assets covering multimedia devices and accessories to Japanese firm Funai Electric in a cash and brand licensing deal worth $201.8 million. "Our consumer lifestyle business was margin dilutive to the group, so it was time to decide to move away from consumer electronics," said CEO Frans van Houten during the company's earnings presentation. For the past two years, Van Houten has been focusing on streamlining Philip's operations to highlight profitable divisions such as LED lighting and control syste...
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2013-02-01

Philips,R20 Founding Chairman Arnold Schwarzenegger Call for Action to Switch to LED Lighting in Cities

At the first international sustainable energy conference hosted by the “Regions of Climate Action”(R20), Philips and R20 emphasized the benefits of rapid adoption of intelligent and energy-efficient LED lighting infrastructure for sub-national government organizations (States, Regions, Provinces, Counties and Cities). “LED technology has proven its reliability and now is the time to accelerate adoption. By using LED-based lighting, municipalities can enhance safety for citizens, reduce public energy bills and free up resources to support economic gr...
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2013-01-30

Philips Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results 2012

Philips operational results improved by 50% to EUR 875 million, while net income was impacted by significant charges in Q4 •    Deal signed to transfer Audio, Video, Multimedia and Accessories business to Funai Electric Co., Ltd.     •    Comparable sales increased 3%; growth geographies up 10%     •    EBITA excluding restructuring and other charges increased by 50% to EUR 875 million, or 12.2% of sales; reported EBITA of EUR 50 million     •&nbs...
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2013-01-29

Philips Provides Rebate Promotion on LED Running Lights

Philips Automotive Lighting North America is currently offering an exclusive cash back rebate offer on the purchase of Philips LED DayLight Daytime Running Lights. Customers who purchase the Philips LED DayLight 4 will get $15 while the LED DayLight 8 purchase will earn $25 after mail-in rebate. This promotion is valid at all Pep Boys stores and other automotive parts retailers.   Philips' LED DayLight 4 and LED DayLight 8 are the slimmest and most compact designs available on the market and feature high-powered Philips LUXEON LE...
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2013-01-25

Osram: Brilliant Mix Universal Controller Simplifies Electronic Control

The Brilliant Mix LED color mixing concept from Osram Opto Semiconductors is now even easier to control thanks to the new Brilliant Mix Universal controller from Elec-Con technology. The controller is available in a standard version – with or without a sensor – and in a customized version. It can be adapted to current building systems standards, such as DALI, KNX and EIB. The controller concept has been developed as part of the LED Light for you network. Warm white light with high efficiency and a high color rendering index are right at the ...
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2013-01-23

IKEA Intends to Sell ‘All-LED' Lighting by 2016

IKEA has intended to sell only LED lighting in its stores by 2016. “No more halogen. No more Sparsam low-energy bulbs. No more fluorescent lights. We’re putting all our development and design efforts behind LEDs because we think  everyone  should be able to afford to illuminate their lives with the most sustainable lighting available.” IKEA argues that LED bulbs don’t get warm – though that feature  must be design specific, judging from the massive heat sinks that other LED light bulb producers like 3M, Insignia (B...
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2013-01-23

TerraLUX’s Linear LED Engine Receives European ENEC Mark

TerraLUX Inc.’s Line Voltage Linear LED Engine has received the European ENEC Mark, which is the high quality European Mark for electrical products that demonstrates compliance with European standards (EN). The Line Voltage Linear LED Engine is tested according to EN 62031:2008 (Ta 55°C Tc 85°C). Additionally, the Line Voltage Linear LED Engine has also received UL certification (UL recognized component (cURus) and UL Certified retrofit kit under UL1598C) making it a global replacement lighting solution for incandescen...
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2013-01-23

KaiStar Orders Veeco’s MOCVD for LED Manufacturing

Veeco has received an order for multi- and single-chamber TurboDisc® MOCVD Systems, including the new MaxBright® M™, from KaiStar Lighting Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Epistar Corporation and Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co., Ltd., which is based in Xiamen, China and began LED production in 2012. The systems will be added to KaiStar’s existing fleet of Veeco MOCVD systems as part of their 2013 capacity expansion plan. MJ Jou, President of Epistar Corporation commented, “This latest capacity expansion in Xiamen i...
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2013-01-23

JENCOLOR Semiconductor Sensors for Measuring Tasks in Analysis, Color and Light

MAZeT GmbH - a leading provider of Electronic Design and Manufacturing Services - presents new JENCOLOR products for measuring tasks in the fields of colorimetry and LED light. The new products include the MTCSiCF color sensor for photometry and colorimetry, the MCDC04 sensor signal amplifier with an I²C interface and the MTCS-INT-AB3 sensor board for light applications. The JENCOLOR color sensors in conjunction with the signal ICs are very well-suited to the temperature and long-term stabilization of LED light, colorimetry tasks ...
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output and efficiency for LEDs of this size. The... READ MORE