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Tyntek and Opto Tech to Raise IR LED Sensing Device Production Capacity

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LED chipmakers and packagers Tyntek and Opto Tech plan to increase production capacities for infrared (IR) LED sensing devices, according to a DigiTimes article, which cited industry sources. According to the article, Opto Tech has set aside NT$350-450 million (US$11.6-14.9 million) mainly for growing IR LED sensing device production capacity …

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Xiamen Changelight Orders Aixtron MOCVD Cluster Tools for ROY LED Production Expansion

German firm Aixtron SE announced that its longstanding customer, Chinese optoelectronics producer Xiamen Changelight Co., Ltd has ordered multiple AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD cluster tools. Aixtron says that Xiamen Changelight intends to utilize the MOCVD cluster tools to increase its production capacity for fabricating gallium arsenide-based (GaAs) red, orange, and yellow …

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Osram’s Kulim Factory Commences Operation as Part of Massive Capacity Expansion

German firm Oram Licht AG reported that Osram’s new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, has begun operation as previously scheduled for the end of 2017. “We are both on schedule and within budget,” noted Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, during the opening ceremony in Kulim. “Given our …

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DOE Announces SBIR and STTR Funding Opportunities Including Potential Topics Covering SSL and OLEDs

The U.S. Department of Energy published a list potential topics for Small Business Innovative Research and Strategic Technology Transfer Research and is accepting SBIR and STTR applications for funding. The DOE listed several potential topics in fundamental solid state lighting research. In the LED and OLED technology segment, funding is …

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Veeco and ALLOS Demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si Fabrication of Micro-LEDs

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced the conclusion of an initiative with ALLOS Semiconductors (ALLOS) to demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si wafers for the fabrication of Blue/Green micro-LEDs. ALLOS operates as a technology engineering and intellectual property licensing firm. Veeco teamed up with ALLOS to impart their proprietary epitaxy technology onto the Propel® Single-Wafer …

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Epistar Granted Exclusive License to UCSB Filament LED Patent

Epistar Exclusively Licenses UCSB Patent Epistar reports that now it has acquired additional patents to enhance its IP portfolio including an exclusive license obtained from University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB, U.S. for Patent No. 7,687,813 (the 813 patent) invented by Dr. Shuji Nakamura and Dr. Steven P. DenBaars titled …

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All Star Lighting Supplies (Luxrite) LED Filament Bulbs Alleged to Infringe Epistar Patents

Taiwan LED producer Epistar Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against All Star Lighting Supplies, Inc., which does business as Luxrite. Epistar filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on October 13, 2017. The complaint alleges that the LED filament bulbs of …

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