LED Business News

New Joint Venture Cree Venture LED Company Combines Cree and San’an Opto

U.S.-based LED maker Cree, Inc. announced it is forming a joint venture with Chinese firm San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. to produce and deliver mid-power lighting class, packaged LEDs. Cree reports that the exclusive arrangement will serve the expanding markets of Europe, North and South America, and Japan. The venture will …

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U.S. Aircraft Maker Orders SMD LED Modules from Bright LED

Taiwan-based LED packaging service provider Bright Led Electronics reports that it has received orders from a U.S. aircraft maker for SMD (surface mount device) LED lighting modules used in airplane cabins, according to a Digitimes article. Bright LED began small-volume shipments of the SMD LEDs to the aircraft maker at …

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Acuity Working with Rensselaer and LESA Developing Horticultural Light Protocols

Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. has signed a sponsored research agreement with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  For the project, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) will develop light protocols for using specialized LED lighting with integrated feedback to grow plants efficiently. LESA is an interdisciplinary, multi-university center developing “Smart …

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Japanese Court Dismisses Everlight Claims Against Nichia; Düsseldorf Court Ordered Fine Against Mouser in Nichia Case; Nichia Demands Everlight Complies with Düsseldorf Court of Appeal

Nichia announced that the Intellectual Property High Court in Japan has completely dismissed Everlight’s claims against Nichia from a complaint filed on January 18, 2017, alleging unfair trade practices. Nichia also reported that the Düsseldorf Court ordered a fine against Mouser for Contempt of Preliminary Injunction regarding Everlight’s products that …

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Lumileds Differentiates its LEDs for Grow Lights with New Horticultural Lighting Calculator and PPF Binning

Lumileds is seeking to differentiate its LEDs for horticulture use from other companies’ LEDs. The company now has a family of LEDs that it bins according to their photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). Additionally, the company has introduced an online Horticultural Lighting Calculator that LED grow light makers can use to …

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AquiSense to Collaborate with International Light Technologies

AquiSense Collimated Beam Devices with controller and ILT Sensors

AquiSense Technologies has agreed to collaborate with International Light Technologies (ILT). Through the collaboration, the AquiSense PearlBeam™, a bench-scale UV device for research applications, will come with ILT sensors. According to AquiSense, recent advancements in UV-C LEDs have resulted in the development of collimated beam devices that allow researchers to select …

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Düsseldorf Court of Appeal Rules Against Everlight in Nichia Infringement Case

On December 22, 2016, the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal ruled (docket number I-15 U 31/14) that Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH infringed Nichia’s YAG phosphor patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) with its six white LED products. …

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Genesis Photonics Selling FC CSP LEDs for Headlights and Smartphone Flashes

Genesis Photonics Inc. of Taiwan has been promoting FC CSP (flip-chip chip scale packaging) for automotive headlights, according to an article in Digitimes. The company hopes that the promotional efforts will help it again become profitable after eight consecutive quarters of net losses. According to the article, Genesis has supplied …

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