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Osram and Continental in Talks for Automotive Lighting JV

20 Jul

Osram is planning on establishing a joint venture with Continental, a German automotive manufacturing company, to develop products for automotive lighting, reported Reuters. (more…)

The Reshuffle in Chinese LED Chip Industry

19 Jul

The China LED chip industry is highly concentrated at this point. It is undergoing an reshuffle and slowly transitioning to a dynamic where LED chip and package behemoths San’an Opto and HC SemiTek pretty much lead and even control the pack. In the face of upcoming capacity expansion from major manufacturers, is there really a way for other SMEs to sail through such turbulent waters? (more…)

Flint Group launches XCURA EVO – the new generation UV LED Sheetfed Process Ink

18 Jul

Continuing the pioneering trend; first to market with new technology and breakthrough sheetfed ink formulations, Flint Group announced the global launch of its latest version UV LED process inks, XCURA EVO. (more…)

Nichia Remained Revenue Leader in China’s LED Package Market for 2016, Says LEDinside

14 Jul
Steady growth in the LED lighting market supported the capacity expansion efforts of LED chip and package industries in 2016, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Furthermore, the annual revenue of China’s LED package market grew by 6% for 2016 to reach US$8.9 billion, according to LEDinside’s 2017 Chinese LED Chip and Package Industry Report. In terms of ranking by revenue market share, Nichia retained its first place position in the Chinese market for 2016, while MLS climbed to second place and Lumileds dropped to third place.

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EVERLIGHT’s Strategic Planning towards Both Mid & Low Power LED and Specialty Lighting Markets

12 Jul

To shift or not to shift, that is the question. At this point within the LED industry, in terms of business transformation, companies are facing a turning point to shift business focus to new niche markets with high gross margins such as UV and IR LED, or to stay at LED lighting, where they began with; and of course, some chose to embrace all. (more…)

Global ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Rose Slightly in June Due to Arrival of Pricier Smart Lighting Products, TrendForce Reports

7 Jul

Prices of LED light bulbs crept up slightly this June with the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products rising by 1.1% compared with the prior month to US$6.6, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs remained constant at US$8.1. (more…)

LEDvance Positive towards Asian Lighting Market

4 Jul

Early in March, the Chinese investment consortium- with IDG Capital, LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center as the members- completed the acquisition of LEDvance from Osram. Originally a general lighting business unit of Osram, LEDvance, with the support of its new owners, extended its product line from standardized and traditional light sources to advanced LED lamps and intelligent products for smart lighting.

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GILE 2017 Follow Up: the Lighting Industry Embraces Teletopia, aka Smart Cities

4 Jul

Smart cities is definitely one of the latest buzzwords, together with the Internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, smart data and visible light communication (VLC). Interesting enough, it is actually the presentation of these factors integrating all together on a scale of a city. Everything in a city–transportation, communication, security, water and power supply, and other community services–through networks, computing, analysing, and data transfer, can be more efficiently managed and improved. This is how a smart city is conceived. (more…)

Samsung Achieves 220 Lumens per Watt with New Mid-Power LED Package

23 Jun

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, has announced that it has begun mass producing a new mid-power LED package, the LM301B, which features the industry’s highest luminous efficacy of 220 lumens per watt. The package is well suited for a range of LED lighting applications including ambient lighting, downlights and most retrofit lamps. (more…)

Epistar Accelerates R&D of Micro-LED

23 Jun

Epistar on 21st June announced its financial results, reporting a fully utilized capacity of blue LED as well as a sustained production of AlInGaP LED despite subtle growth in both the output of light sources and the orders for LED backlighting and little possibility to raise prices of its products. The company estimated a 15% QoQ rise that could possibly push up 2Q17’s revenue close to the number in 2Q16. Epistar also expected a decent financial performance in 3Q17 supported by the chip production for LED lighting, AlInGaP LED and infrared LED. (more…)