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Osram Opto to Coordinate FLINGO Project

Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the launch of the FLINGO project to develop new materials particularly layers and processes to improve the durability and efficiency of LEDs. The company will serve as project coordinator working with four partners from research and industry. Osram Opto Semiconductors says that it is collaborating …

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Plessey to Ramp GaN-on-Si LED Production with New Aixtron System

Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, Germany, reported that Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. of Plymouth, England, has ordered an AIX G5+ C cluster system. Plessey reportedly intends to use the system to expand the production of gallium nitride LEDs manufactured on silicon wafers (GaN-on-Si). Delivery of the tool is scheduled for the third quarter …

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Plessey Awarded £6.7 Million Grant for LED Production Expansion

Plessey Semiconductor reported that the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has officially granted £6.7 million towards the expansion of Plessey’s LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth, England. Plessey produces high performance GaN-on-silicon LEDs. Plessey intends to multiply its manufacturing capacity of gallium nitride material nearly 30 times from over 100 million square …

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CEA-Leti Demonstrates New Fabrication Process for Producing High-brightness Micro-LED Arrays for Head-mounted and Head-up Displays

CEA-Leti of Grenoble, France, has demonstrated a process for fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays. CEA-Leti developed the high-density micro-LED array process in collaboration with III-V Lab. CEA-Leti says that these high-density micro-LED arrays can be used in next generation of wearable and nomadic systems. CEA-Leti, which is one of the three …

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ROM Elektronik to Distribute Plessey Products in Turkey

Plessey's GaN-on-Silicon LEDs

Plessey Semiconductors of Plymouth, England, reported that ROM Electronik Ltd., an electronics distributor with headquartered close to Istanbul, has agreed to distribute its products in Turkey. The agreement will expand the company’s European distribution network for its GaN-on-Silicon LED products into the Turkish market. Plessey employs its MaGIC™ (Manufactured on …

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Osram Opto Semiconductors to Coordinate “InteGreat” Project

Osram Opto Semiconductors is coordinating a project involving other industry companies in hopes of improving performance of LEDs, LED modules, and LED luminaires and optimizing their manufacturing processes. The project known as “Integrated High-Volume Production along the LED Value-Added Chain for Large Wafers and Panels (InteGreat)” started on December 1, …

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University of Dundee to Lead European Research Project, NEWLED

The University of Dundee in Scotland is leading a European research project called NEWLED that aims to develop a new generation of white LED lights. The 11.8 million Euro NEWLED project brings together academic and industrial partners and is funded through the European Union’s FP7 program. The project aims to …

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IEEE Spectrum Says Seoul Semiconductor Only LED Maker with Greater Than 10 Thousand Patents

IEEE Spectrum ranked Seoul Semiconductor number 10 among the most valuable patent portfolios among semiconductor manufacturers. Additionally, Seoul Semiconductor was the only LED manufacturer who registered more than 10,000 patents. Seoul Semiconductor made its name as the only LED manufacturer who ranked as part of the top 10 LED patent …

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China LED Market Suffering Growing Pains

In 2012, numerous government projects and subsidies have spawned a booming LED market with the LED firms. Much of the LED market is centered around the LED makers headquartered around Shenzhen in the Guangdong province. While subsidies have been plentiful, they have reportedly been given to all LED firms regardless …

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Strategy Analytics: LED Manufacturers Integrating Functions in New Products

Strategy Analytics asserts that LED manufacturers are developing products that integrate functions like multiple diodes for higher output, ballasts, drivers, voltage converters and interfaces for dimmers to increase ease of use and functionality for consumers. Asif Anwar, Director in the Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice noted, “There is strong activity …

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