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Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of LEDVANCE

10 Mar LEDVANCE building GA 7

The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective today, March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.


Soraa Lighting Enhances Dining Experience at Hong Kong Restaurant

23 Feb soraa_dynasty-restaurant_1

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN LED technology, announced that its VIVID LED lamps have been installed at the Dynasty Restaurant at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong. (more…)

Philips’ Recent Acquisition of Luciom Could Reveal Its Ambition To Pioneer Li-Fi Developmen

20 Feb 1487515701_38046

While the public fixed their eyes on Osram’s deal with the Chinese consortium, another acquisition secretly took place in Europe. Philips, the Dutch lighting giant recently focusing on healthcare technology, last year privately bought Luciom and relocated it from France to Eindhoven, Netherland, reported LEDs Magazine. (more…)

Apple Patents Fingerprint-Reading Touchscreen without Sensor

18 Feb apple-newest-tech-portal-e1439821309618
First revealed by AppleInsider, Apple has been awarded a US patent on Tuesday, suggesting that the company is exploring display technology that embeds Micro LEDs and an IR diode to read users’ fingerprints without a dedicated Touch ID sensor. This new design feature may shed lights on its iPhone 8.


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…)