LEDs Magazine | View online | June 15, 2011
LEDs Newsletter | June 15, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for June 15, 2011.

In a week where US President Obama visited LED maker Cree, the US Department of Energy has announced further funding for LED and OLED projects. Meanwhile, the patent dispute between Osram and Samsung continues to escalate.

We are pleased to unveil the preliminary program for Strategies in Light Europe 2011, which takes place in Milan, Italy on October 4-6.

Also this week, an on-demand Webcast provides a tutorial on solar-powered LED street lighting.

As always, please use our online form to upload your press releases and product information.

Headline News

Samsung escalates LED patent dispute with Osram

Samsung LED has filed an LED patent-infringement lawsuit against Osram Opto Semiconductors in Korea, after denying the infringement claims in Osram’s prior legal action. Meanwhile, Osram says it is relaxed about Samsung's latest moves.

Conference program unveiled for Strategies in Light Europe 2011

Enhancing the Quality and Performance of LED Lighting is the theme of this year’s Strategies in Light Europe 2011 conference, which takes place in Milan, Italy.

US DOE announces USD 14.8 million in new SSL R&D funding

The DOE continues to fund LED-based research in an initiative aimed at accelerating SSL adoption to both save energy and build an SSL technology and manufacturing base in the US.

LEDs and OLEDs power innovative large-scale displays

$subtitles.get($x) Mitsubishi Electric utilizes OLEDs to build a 6m spherical display, while Panasonic has created the world’s largest HDTV using LEDs at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Resources & Articles

WEBCAST: Solar-Powered LED Street Lighting

This webcast provides a tutorial on solar-powered LED street lighting and explains how solar-powered LED street lights apply to power management solutions.

EVENTS: Strategies in Light Europe 2011 conference program

With a theme of “Enhancing the Quality and Performance of LED Lighting,” this year’s Strategies in Light Europe 2011 conference takes place in Milan, Italy.

LED lighting must work with legacy dimming technologies

To achieve broad market success, LED lighting manufacturers must deliver products that offer dimming capability that is at least equivalent to incandescent lighting, and SSL luminaire design must support legacy dimming controls.

Automated defect-data analysis allows comprehensive yield management in LED manufacturing

Automated, systematic analysis of defects during LED wafer manufacturing should reduce the time needed to identify and resolve the underlying problems.

More Industry News

National Semi and Micrel introduce linear LED drivers

$subtitles.get($x) National Semiconductor’s LM3466 driver targets LED-based street lights while Micrel targets architectural and landscape lighting applications with the MIC4801/4802.

LED Business Roundup: SunSun, Forepi, Dialight, Lattice Power, Excelitas

SunSun Lighting has received USD 10 million in Series A financing from GSR Ventures, Formosa Epitaxy has placed a multi-unit order for Maxbright MOCVD systems, Dialight branches out into Japan, Lattice Power and ShineOn join forces on GaN-on-Si power LED and Excelitas facility receives an Indonesian safety award.

Osram reports high-efficiency OLED in the lab

$subtitles.get($x) Osram has reported an efficiency of 87 lm/W from a small OLED panel with a color temperature of around 4000K.

Cooper Industries signs as licensee for Philips' LED luminaire program

Philips and Cooper Industries have entered into a patent license agreement as part of Philips' LED Luminaire and Retrofit Bulb licensing program.

More Headlines

Recom Power, WPG Americas sign LED driver distribution deal

Osram comments on Samsung counter-claims in LED patent battle

Veeco to receive USD 4M in R&D matching funds from US DOE

Kyma, Veeco receive DOE funds for LED manufacturing equipment project

Cooper Industries signs as licensee for Philips' LED luminaire program

Kyma updates progress in crystalline AlGaN and AlN materials development

LED solid-state lighting consumption in Australia market forecast

Redwood Systems secures strategic investment from Mitsui Global Investment

Dialight expands into Japan

Excelitas facility in Indonesia receives health and safety award

Formosa Epitaxy places multi-unit order for Maxbright MOCVD systems

SunSun Lighting receives USD 10M in venture capital from GSR Ventures

Lattice Power and ShineOn demonstrate power LED based on GaN-on-Si tech


Application Stories

Philips Lighting illuminates world-class art with LED lighting

$subtitles.get($x) 1,000 Philips Fortimo LED SLM modules 2000lm 33W/830 were installed in the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom) in Antwerp, Belgium making the ‘MAS’ the first museum in the Benelux illuminating all its precious art with LED lighting.

Erco foyer now completely lit by LED lighting

$subtitles.get($x) Using its own innovative LED lighting tools, ERCO – the Light Factory, has now updated the entrance foyer of its Technical Centre at the Lüdenscheid headquarters to feature the latest, state of the art systems.

LED luminaires from LI-EX deploy Osram LEDs in station entrance area

$subtitles.get($x) In the course of the eleven-month refurbishment project beneath the Stachus, a total of 65,000 LEDs sourced from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors were installed into the LI-EX profile.

Architainment Lighting uses LEDs to brighten Brighton clock tower

$subtitles.get($x) As part of Brighton and Hove City Council’s North Street Road Safety and Urban Enhancement scheme, Architainment Lighting Ltd has supplied the LED technology and contributed the technical services for the lighting of a historical clock tower in the city centre.

More Headlines

Recom Power, WPG Americas sign LED driver distribution deal

Osram comments on Samsung counter-claims in LED patent battle

Veeco to receive USD 4M in R&D matching funds from US DOE

Kyma, Veeco receive DOE funds for LED manufacturing equipment project

Cooper Industries signs as licensee for Philips' LED luminaire program

Kyma updates progress in crystalline AlGaN and AlN materials development

LED solid-state lighting consumption in Australia market forecast

Redwood Systems secures strategic investment from Mitsui Global Investment

Dialight expands into Japan

Excelitas facility in Indonesia receives health and safety award

Formosa Epitaxy places multi-unit order for Maxbright MOCVD systems

SunSun Lighting receives USD 10M in venture capital from GSR Ventures

Lattice Power and ShineOn demonstrate power LED based on GaN-on-Si tech


Products

E-Lite 30W-200W full-range LED bay light is now ETL certified

$subtitles.get($x) E-Lite OptoTech Co., Ltd., officially announces that its full range of UltraBrite series LED bay light, 30W-200W, with lumen output from 2400 lm to 15000 lm, has completed all tests and is now ETL certified for both US and Canada market.

Acuity Brands expands indoor ambient LED lighting portfolio with Lithonia Lighting VTLED Luminaires

$subtitles.get($x) Factory-enabled with Acuity Brands' nLight intelligent controls interface, VTLED delivers high-quality ambient white light for general illumination applications while reducing energy consumption, maintenance costs and a building’s environmental footprint.

Phihong develops 12W LED driver for display lighting

$subtitles.get($x) Phihong, a manufacturer of power solutions and energy efficient lighting solutions, has developed a new series of 12W drivers for indoor LED lighting.

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH offer UV-LED performance increase due to special micro-optics

$subtitles.get($x) NobleCure is the new UV LED module made by Heraeus.
It is a modular LED unit in the near UV range that comprises all peripheral components such as cooling, control and power supply.

More Products

Eco-FX LED Pty Ltd Australia awarded SAA approval

Epoxy complies with FDA and USP Class VI requirements

LEDtronics vibrant LED pilot lights for industrial control status indicators

80W-140W LED tunnel light DR-SD450 released by Derun Lighting

Exclara launches high-voltage LED driver

JKL offers LCD replacment lamp assemblies

GlacialLight exhibiting wide array of LED products at LED Lighting Taiwan

Coexist with the environment - ALT illuminating at 2011 LED Lighting Taiwan


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