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HexaTech and OSRAM Announce Strategic Relationship

18 Feb OSRAM-Opto-Semiconductors_3-624x428
HexaTech Inc. announced today the signing of two strategic agreements with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, of Regensburg, Germany.


Cree Announces Termination of Wolfspeed and Infineon Sale Transaction

18 Feb money 2

Cree today announced that it will terminate the definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”), which includes the silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, to Infineon Technologies AG. (more…)

Opportunities: Next Emerging LED Markets

18 Feb shutterstock_414040072-624x450

LEDs have become mainstream lighting applications. In recent years, market penetration rate of LED lighting has increased rapidly, and in 2016 the downtrend in prices became less noticeable. However, market growth has slowed, suggesting that global demand has become uneven.  (more…)

Osram to Launch A Massive Recruitment in Germany to Respond to Rising IR Demand

13 Feb 1486900872_14821

Osram’s spokeman told Reuters it foresees a rapid increase in demand for its infrared components in the light of the introduction of the state-of-the-art iris-scanning identification in mobile devices. Osram plans to recruit around 1,000 new talents at its factory in Regensburg, Germany. (more…)

Japan IP High Court Dismissed Everlight’s Lawsuit Against Nichia’s Corporation Releases

8 Feb 1486402320_72836

As reported in a prior press release, in its judgement of December 22, 2016 (docket number I-15 U 31/14), the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement as already found at court in first instance of YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH (both “Everlight”) concerning six accused white LED products. The further appeal of the Everlight affecting judgement was not allowed by the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal. Everlight has filed in the meantime against this decision a request with the Federal Court of Justice (docket number X ZR 5/17) to allow such further appeal. (more…)

Japan IP High Court Dismissed Everlight’s Lawsuit Against Nichia’s Corporation Releases

7 Feb 1486402320_72836

Another bitter litigation between two noted LED manufacturers has come to an end. The Intellectual Property High Court of Japan (IPHC) announced on 18th of Jan, 2017 a dismissal of the lawsuit Everlight filed to call for injunctions against Nichia based on the Japanese Unfair Competition Act. (more…)

German Government Approved Osram’s Lamps Unit Sale to Chinese Buyers

7 Feb OSRAM-Opto-Semiconductors_3-624x428

It is reported by Reuters on 30th of Jan that a spokesman of lighting manufacturer Osram announced the company has been approved by the German government to sell its Lamps unit to an association of Chinese bidders for 400 million euros (USD 425 million). (more…)

EverLight Focuses on IoT, Auto, and Fine-pitch Sectors with Positive LED Industry Outlook

17 Jan 2017-01-12_144337-624x450

LED industry price war is nearing a cease-fire. LED packaging giant EverLight Chairman Robert Yeh was interviewed on January 12. He expressed, China’s San’an Optoelectronics raised price of LED chip. The price rise meant that the LED market’s economic outlook recovered. (more…)

Sony Exhibits CLEDIS Display at CES 2017

11 Jan 2017-01-09_154040-624x355

Following debut half a year ago, Sony formally exhibits its CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) display at CES 2017, fueling the interest in the emerging micro LED technology, which has become a hot topic in the industry. (more…)

Rising Material Costs Continue to Affect LED Industry and Compel San’an Opto to Initiate the First Wave of Price Hikes for 2017, Says TrendForce

6 Jan 2017-01-04_153521-624x361

The LED chip subsidiary of China’s major LED supplier San’an Optoelectronics has just announced an 8% price hike for some its products that will take effect on January 10, 2017. (more…)