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Epistar Expects 60 Percent of Sales From AlGaInP LED Chips

Taiwan LED maker, Epistar expects 60 percent of its sales to come from aluminum gallium indium phosphide LED chips, according to Digitimes. In the article, Epistar cited strong demand for red LED chips for use as the red lighting component of RGB backlighting for large panel displays screens. Epistar reportedly …

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TIR Systems Announces Restructuring for Further LEXEL Commercialization

TIR said the restructuring will result in the elimination of 42 jobs and will save them about $5 million annually. The company stated it already has entered into agreements with four major lighting manufacturers: The Genlyte Group, Zumtobel AG, Lighting Services Incorporated, and Spectral GmbH. To support their plans to …

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Permlight and Progress Lighting Team Up for Residential Lighting

LED systems development company, Permlight Products of Spartanburg, South Carolina USA will partner with Progress Lighting, a North American supplier of residential lighting to launch a line of LED products for residential lighting called, HI-EFTM by summer 2006. The joint development aims to create high efficiency interior lighting products that …

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Cree Signs New Distributor for Spain and Portugal

Cree Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA has signed an agreement with Innovative LED Technologies S.L. to distribute Cree XLamp LEDs in Spain and Portugal. Innovative LED Technologies is a newly created company, based in Gava, Barcelona, Spain. It is dedicated to the distribution of XLamp LEDs throughout Spain and …

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Arrow Electronics Extends Design Services Through New Agreement

The North American Components business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. has signed an agreement with Designspring, Inc. of Westport, Connecticut. Arrow says the agreement will extend the reach of the Arrow Consulting Engineering Services (ACES) program to include servicing the solid state lighting industry. Designspring reportedly performs industrial design and engineering …

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Giant Distributor, Arrow Electronics Jumps Into HB-LED Market

A USA Fortune 500 company with over $10 billion in sales in 2004, Arrow Electronics hopes to make a big splash in the high brightness LED market. Arrow Electronics, based in Melville, New York, is a major global provider of products, services, and solutions for electronic components and computer products. …

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Tyntek to Collaborate with ITRI to Develop and Produce LEDs for LCD Backlight Modules; ITRI to Release Patents

Taiwanese company, Tyntek will collaborate with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop and produce alternating current (AC) LEDs used in LCD backlight modules. The development and production effort will focus on the LEDs used in small to midsize LCD screens and other specific applications, according to Digitimes. In …

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Osram Boosts Efficiency of Power TopLEDs

Osram Opto Semiconductor says it has improved the efficiency of its Power TopLED devices by up to 150% depending on the color. The company said their latest efficiency improvement is the result of their new thin film structure which they claim directs nearly all of the light emitted by the …

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Lumileds Signs Contract to USE Syntricity Software for Yield Management

Lumileds Lighting located in San Jose, California USA has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar contract to use Syntricity’s dataConductorEP 5.0 software to manage its manufacturing operations. The system allows data collection from diverse manufacturing systems and combines them into a single warehouse to manage yields during characterization, yield ramp and …

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LRC to Collaborate With FAA

The Lighting Research Center will conduct lighting and LED technology research as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Center of Excellence for Airport Technology. The FAA reportedly selects world-class academic institutions and their industry affiliates to coordinate research and development in areas of aviation technology that are critical to …

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