2012-09-12

LED Bulbs Feast from Global LED Companies in 2012

  LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, conducted a survey showing that the retail price of worldwide LED bulb is decreasing slightly in July, 2012. For the first time, the bottom price of the commodity is below 10 USD in Britain, which would replace 40-watt incandescent lamp. Besides, the average price of the commodity which takes place of 60-watt incandescent lamp is also falling stably in all the world. More than that, at the moment LED bulb incline to be cost-effective and most famous manufacture are trying to keeping their high quality standards of prod...
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2012-09-12

Chinese Chipmakers Show Interests in Taiwan LED Industry

Recently, enterprises from mainland China such as BOE Technology Group and San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. have privately inquired about corporate details of two Taiwanese LED chip makers, namely Formosa Epitaxy Incorporation (FOREPI) and Lextar, indicating an interest to invest in Taiwan’s LED industry after the lifting of maximum investment by Chinese investors. Chinese operators are interested in Taiwan’s LED epitaxy plants for their advanced technologies, according to institutional investors. Insiders say that the parent compan...
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2012-09-11

Veeco MOCVD Supports Nantong Tongfang for GaN-on-Si LED Research

Veeco announced that Nantong Tongfang Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has received shipment of Veeco's TurboDisc® K465i™ MOCVD System for research of GaN-on-Si HB LEDs. The system was delivered to Tongfang’s new LED Technology Center in Nantong, China. Professor Liu Gang, General Manager of Nantong Tongfang Semiconductor, stated, “We successfully utilize Veeco’s MOCVD systems in our current production of GaN-on-sapphire based LEDs. It was the logical choice to select Veeco for our new research into GaN-on-Si...
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2012-09-06

Taiwan’s LED Chipmakers Inundate in Contracts in spite of Undercutting Threat from Mainland China

Recently, LED chipmaker San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. from mainland China is attempting to lure customers away from Taiwan’s suppliers with fairly low price, however, contracts are still flooding to Taiwan’s LED chipmakers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy Inc. for Q3. San’an has risen quickly over the past two years to prominent position in the LED chip making sector by poaching engineers from Taiwan’s chipmakers, including Epistar and FPI. Although the mainland Chinese chipmaker has sent samples to Taiwan’s assemblers for v...
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2012-09-04

Neonny Unveils Amazing Moving Sky LED Panel

NEONNY unveils exciting new product-Moving Sky LED Panel, which is designed to bring blue sky indoor and improve the ambience and well-being. User will be feeling extremely comfortable and peaceful thanks to the soft moving blue sky the LED panel presents indoor. It is a magic light that is able to cheer up a depress heart or calm down a fevered mind. In addition to the amazing light output, thanks to our over 15 years experience serving worlds giants, like Hunter Douglas and Armstrong, the panel is full of confidence to highlight its ingenious mechanical design, ...
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2012-08-30

Sheenly LED panel light won the "Excellent Product" in Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Sheenly LED panel light won the "Excellent Product" over 70,000 products from 1600 suppliers in the product competition of 2012 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition. LED panel light is one of Sheenly’s most competitive products. Its excellent performance and unique ultra slim design combined with its stylish outline make it the undisputed winner of the honorable "Excellent Product".   Sheenly LED Panel Light adopts qualified super bright LED as light source, which are stable, long life and no UV & IR emis...
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2012-08-29

Chinese Government Announced the Recipients for LED Lighting Subsidies

On August 24, Chinese government has announced the recipients for financial subsidies in 2012 ~ 2013 annual semiconductor lighting products promotion project from 113 competitors through open-bid competition. Five China-based companies including Kingsun, Lampearl Photoelectric, Yankon Lighting, Elec-Tech International and Shanghai Yaming Lighting won subsidization for both indoor LED lighting (downlights and PAR lamps) and outdoor LED lighting (street lamps and tunnel lamps). Among few winning international vendors, Philips landed subsidies for PAR lamps a...
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2012-08-29

Shanghai to Work out New Law to Tame Bright Lights near Homes

Glowing LED screens may add extra charm to the city's nighttime skyline but also can turn into a luminous nightmare to people living near the screens. A local law is expected to take effect later this year to set maximum degrees of brightness allowed from such facilities to control light pollution. The local parks and greenery bureau, one of the watchdogs in charge of outdoor lighting facilities, said yesterday a draft for the future Urban Outdoor Lighting Regulation has already been completed and was expected to pass before the end of 2012. Officials said it would re...
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2012-08-27

LED Street Lighting Alliance Banks on LED Demonstration Project in Fujian, China

The LED Street Lighting Alliance has kicked off a street lighting demonstration project in Fujian Province, China help it to enter into Chinese market.   According to Chien Yu-mei, deputy head of the alliance, the alliance has struck a deal to provide 14,000 lights for a 30-kilometer project to be installed in tunnels in Fujian Province by the end of 2012.   Chien said there are more than 3 million street and tunnel lights in Fujian, and she estimated that the public LED lighting market in the province would be worth nearly NT$100 billion (US$3.34 billi...
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2012-08-21

113 Enterprises Bids for Chinese LED Lighting Subsidization

China National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance have restarted the bid for financial subsidies in 2012 ~ 2013 annual semiconductor lighting products promotion project. And there are 113 enterprises competing for the bid. The bid is estimated to be worth one billion RMB. Early in February, the government has started the bid, and the scope of subsidies consist s of indoor light, LED spotlight, LED downlight and outdoor LED streetlight. However, it comes to a failure due to the big difference offered by a few enterprises. This time, the go...
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2012-08-21

Philips Sets up Chengdu Based LED Professional Lighting Solutions Manufacturing Facility

August 20, Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd has held the groundbreaking ceremony on for its LED Professional Lighting Solutions manufacturing facility in Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone. It’s the bilateral cooperation that between Philips and Chengdu has entered a new phase since the two sides signed the LED strategic cooperation agreement last December. Philips will build a fully integrated LED Professional Lighting Solutions manufacturing site to optimize the allocation of resources including production, warehousing and logistics, e...
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2012-08-16

AIXTRON Receives New Reactor Order from Jilin University for GaN UV and White LED Research

AIXTRON SE today announced a new MOCVD system order from existing customer Jilin University China. The contract is for one CCS reactor in a 3x2-inch wafer configuration, which will be dedicated to the growth of gallium nitride materials for UV and white LEDs. One of AIXTRON’s local support teams has installed and commissioned the new reactor in a state-of-the-art clean-room facility at Jilin University in Changchun, China. Dr. Zhang of the Jilin University, State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, comments, “We alre...
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2012-08-09

Osram invests in further growth in China, new LED BE factory at WUXI will be completed by the end of 2013

In the presence of high-ranking representatives of the Jiangsu province, OSRAM AG today laid the foundation of its new factory in the Chinese city of Wuxi. In doing so, the company is taking the next step in expanding its activities in China, the world’s largest single lighting market. LED chips will be packaged in housings at the backend facility, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013. The production of the LED chips (frontend) will continue in the Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia) plants. “China is already today the biggest sales market with significant future potential.
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2012-08-06

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Announces Results for Quarter Ending June 30, 2012

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GTAT) reported results for the second quarter of calendar year 2012, which ended June 30, 2012. Effective April 16, 2012, the company changed its fiscal year-end to December 31. The second quarter of calendar 2012 is the first quarterly period of the company’s nine month transition period ending December 31, 2012. Revenue for the second quarter of calendar 2012 exceeded the company’s previously issued guidance at $167.3 million, compared to $353.9 million in the first quarter of calendar 2012 and $231.1 million in th...
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2012-08-02

Proview to Reinvent LED Business Regardless of Debts

Proview known as Apple’s Chinese IPAD trademark foe, has intended to attract over 100 million yuan (£10m) in funding to launch an LED lighting and bio-energy firm. Proview invested a whopping $155m (£99m) in its LED manufacturing base in Shenzhen in 2008 and expanded to a Wuhan plant soon after, shortly before the bottom fell out of the business. The Shenzhen subsidiary was forced into bankruptcy and delisted from the Hong Kong stock exchange a couple of years ago. The Shenzhen plant is now in ruins, but Yang Rongshan, the firm’s charisma...
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2012-07-30

Unilumin's largest indoor LED displays in the world enter the New Century Ocean Park

With the significant LED display project being done in the New International Exhibition Center of Century City, Chengdu, Unilumin Tech has shocked the whole industry. This project includes three parts, one of which (named “Top Project”) will be the largest indoor LED displays around the world. It is said that this screen will be located in The Ocean Park of New Century City. With 136 meters’ width and 30 meters’ height, it really matches the name “Largest”. According to the actual environment and specific requirements, engin...
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2012-07-26

Elec-Tech International Co., Ltd.’s LED Products Obtain TIS Certificate

Chinese LED company Elec-Tech International Co., Ltd. has announced the release that its LED streetlight and LED T8 tube have passed TIS test from Thailand and received the authentication certificate (TIS certificate number: 1955-2511). The TIS test is similar to CQC /CCC authentication in China, and all the LED products exported to Thailand should obtain this certificate firstly.   Therefore, the TIS certificate will have a positive effect on Elec-Tech International‘s LED lighting sales in Thailand....
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2012-07-24

Lack of Universal Product Code Rule for LED Light Bulbs Proves Problematic

Among all the LED products, LED light bulb is by far the most relevant as far as the end users are concerned. However, it has always been difficult for the consumers to tell the specifications differences between assorted LED light bulbs. For example, Japanese big name company Toshiba’s LED light bulbs have three kinds of product codes. Consumers oftentimes buy the wrong products due to their inability to read the product codes. Lack of a universal product codes for global LED light bulbs proves to be a very serious issue. Global giants Philips, GE, Osr...
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2012-07-24

Chinese LED Industry Could Benefit from New Subsidy Program

Chinese Ministry of Finance has restarted subsidies for LED industry. It’s reported that the total subsidy could reach 1 billion, and 30 to 50 bid winners can benefit from it. Early in February, China launched a program to subsidize the LED industry for products including indoor downlight LEDs, reflective self-ballasted lamps, outdoor LED streetlights, and tunnel lamps. However, due to the quotes prices from some companies were considered unreasonable, the program was halted. And in May, China launched new policy to promote energy-saving lighting and LED...
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2012-07-23

Shenzhen Civilight Receives Big LED Orders from Overseas Market

Shenzhen LED company Civilight has announced to receive overseas orders of 1 million units LED bulbs and 0.5 million units spotlights on July. These orders mainly come from Europe, especially from UK and Germany. According to its marketing manager, the company centers on selling its halogen color series products. The new product can achieve the color temperature as low as 2400K, and the CRI is 90. Also it can emit the same light effect as the traditional halogen light. Therefore it can receive increasing demands from overseas market in spite of euro crisis.  ...
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2012-07-23

Taiwan Genesis Photonics Builds Kunshan LED Plant in Southern China

Taiwan Genesis Photonics has scheduled to pour US$35 million in 2012 in China to build Kunshan plant in southern China. The new plant is a joint venture between Genesis and the Kunshan municipal government. Construction began in September 2010 with a total investment of around US$200 million. Under the construction, the municipal government will provide 51% of the funds and Genesis 49%. And Genesis has invested US$35.88 million for the first phase. The plant is expected to be completed in the Q3. And it will procure 2-inch MOCVD equipment and expects to have...
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2012-07-18

China LED Industry’s High Unused Capacity Renders 2H12 Outlook Uncertain

As the global economic outlook remains stagnant, LED industry’s peak season performance may fall short of expectations. Thus, Taiwanese LED firms such as Epistar, Unity Opto, Lextar, and Genesis Photonics underwent setbacks in the stock market on July 16. Since July, despite the orders keeping pouring in, there is still a considerable amount of unused capacity in the Chinese LED industry. Research institutes and foreign capitals become conservative about the LED market outlook, which kicks off the second half of 2012 with uncertainty. Most listed LED com...
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2012-07-17

Power Specialist Huntkey Expanding Into Global LED-Lighting Market

Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply and advanced power solutions provider, today officially announced their global expansion into the LED-Lighting market. Huntkey has been at the forefront in the development of high-efficiency power solutions for the PC and consumer markets since 1995. With this expertise “energy saving” has always been the core concept in Huntkey’s product development. Therefore entering into the rapidly growing LED-lighting market is a natural expansion step. The introductory flagship products are targeting the ma...
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2012-07-16

Toshiba to Close Four Lighting Factories in Japan

Toshiba Lighting & Technology (TLT) recently has announced that the company schedules to close its four lighting factories including Nagai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Yamagata by the end of March, 2013. Currently, it has seven factories in total. Nagai factory is major in producing LED bulbs and incandescent lights for special use. Tsukuba factory is dedicated in manufacturing lighting production for residential application. Ibaraki factory is engaged in making metal parts/resin parts for lighting products. Yamagata factory mainly supplies power circuit. According to the...
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2012-07-16

Ledoux Introduces New LED Lights

Ledoux introduces a new model LED wall light that gives extremly elegant lighting performance and adjustable lighting angle. Here below is the detail of Ledoux LED wall light: 1. Aluminum LED wall light with up and down lighting can be applied in Residence, Hotel, Villa, Commercial Exhibition Space and etc 2. Simple and DIY humanized design is classically demonstrated, which offers the best adjustable lighting distribution. ...
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2012-07-13

Zhongtian Lighting Received $5 Million LED Order

Zhongtian Lighting Co., Ltd. has received a big order of $5 Million and partnered with large distributors in Europe and America by propagating its LED light brand through e-commerce, combining the module factory to supply LED lights to them, according to the company’s general Mr. Li. Currently, the major products of Zhongtian Lighting are LED tube lights and LED spot lights. Mr Li also said that Zhongtian would greatly promote its core products, LED flood lights and LED tunnel lights. Mr. Li believes that Zhongtian Lighting would make a greate...
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2012-07-10

The Former CEO of CSOT Separates from TCL

The former CEO of CSOT Corp. He ChengMing has resigned from TCL .According to TCL’s announcement released on July 9th, the board of directors has received a written application from He ChengMing for his resignation of Senior Vice President. And the board of directors agreed to He’s application. After resign, He has no responsible for the company any longer. On June 15th, CSOT has passed a resolution to agree He’s application for his labor contract after the expiration of the two years not be renewed. He ChengMing has led the tea...
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2012-07-10

Chinese Kento Electronic Makes Breakthroughs on SMD LED Packing

Zigui Kento Electronic in Hubei Province, China has made a breakthrough on SMD LED packing technology. According to the company ,it has expanded the span of LED lighting angle from 120° to 150°,and increased the light efficiency by 20% as well as reduced more than 50% cost , which filling the blank in SMD LED application in outdoor high definition LED display....
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2012-07-10

Chongqing Silian Partnerships with Soitec to Jointly Develop GN Template Wafers for LED Production

Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Silian) has cooperated with Soitec (Euronext) to jointly develop gallium nitride (GaN) template wafers using hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE). And the partner companies plan to begin sampling GaN template wafers in 2012. The companies' joint development agreement aims at validating the manufacturability and enabling the commercialization of GaN template wafers using Silian's sapphire substrates and Soitec's unique HVPE technology. Chantal Arena, vice president and general ma...
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2012-07-06

Shenzhen Sinolight Optoelectronics Closed down

Recently, LED display manufacture Shenzhen Sinolight Optoelectronics has announced to bankruptcy due to its current difficulties in securing SME loans. The company had assets in excess of RMB 100 mln and a staff of more than 400 people. According to the company's financial manager, to a great extent, the company's bankruptcy was the result of current difficulties in securing SME loans.  ...
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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