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Siemens plans Osram IPO, appoints new CEO
Siemens AG, the German industrial conglomerate, plans to publicly list its subsidiary Osram GmbH in the fall of 2011. The parent company intends to retain a minority stake in Osram, in which it says it will remain a “long-term anchor shareholder.”

 
Silicon-based digital counter, nitride LED integrated on single chip
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology have demonstrated a one bit opto electronic integrated circuit-based counter circuit with an optical output. The optical output comes from the integration of silicon field effect transistors (FETs) and gallium phosphide nitride...
 
Tekcore and Seoul Semiconductor to form sales & distribution JV
The joint venture will initially be capitalized at NT$60m (US$2.03m), with the South Korean firms and Tekcore contributing 51% and 49%, respectively.

The cooperation should allow Tekcore to develop overseas business markets and receive patent licensing for white...
 
Lumileds launches its first high-voltage LED, using rectified AC
The new LUXEON H emitter joins the recently released LUXEON S (the first product with ‘Freedom From Binning’), and the LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON Rebel ES (the most widely used power LEDs).

LUXEON H emitters are driven directly with rectified AC voltage...
 
Bridgelux demonstrates 135 lm/W GaN-on-silicon LED
GaN-on-silicon LEDs, widely seen as the holy grail of LED production efficiency, have been an illusive goal for the many companies that have pursued them. Bridgelux says that its demonstration represents the industry’s first commercial grade performance for a silicon ...
 
Capacity expansion at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will be stepping up its production output significantly by converting its two chip manufacturing facilities to 6-inch wafers while expanding both plants. A new production building is currently under construction in Penang, Malaysia, while in ...
 
International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop on May 3-4, 2011
This workshop aims to promote latest research and developments in silicon carbide for the worldwide industry. More precise we aim at power electronics applications, components, modules, packaging, reliability and benchmarking versus silicon power electronics. The industry is ...
 
Cost-cutting MicroVision pins hopes on green diodes
MicroVision, the Redmond, WA, company that is pioneering the development of laser-based pico projectors, is changing its business strategy after racking up huge losses in fiscal year 2010.

Although MicroVision achieved its key goal of releasing a first ...
 
Boston University researchers awarded $1.5 million to develop handheld UV laser
The laser would reportedly be the first handheld device that would be the could operate within the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Its ultra-low emission wavelength and compact size allows such a laser to be employed for a range of defense and ...
 
Helios introduces revolutionary S35 LED
Taiwanese firm Helios Crew Corporation, a subsidiary of US LED chip manufacturer SemiLEDs, has released what it says is a revolutionary new LED product, the S35. The S35 is a packaged component LED, which integrates MEMS with semiconductor processing to produce a unique ...
 
GLO AB appoints K. R. den Daas as board chairman

Lund (Sweden) based nanowire semiconductor LED developer GLO AB today announced it has decided to appoint K. R. (Kaj) den Daas, as its new independent, non-executive chairman of the board, effective immediately.

GLO previously ...

 
Epi-Light launches new high power UV emitters
The company claims that its UV emitter is one of the most powerful UV LED based emitter currently available and has a wide variety of uses including UV curing/printing/coating/adhesives, bio-imaging of cell, protein and gene analysis, machine vision applications, detection and...
 
Intematix delivers remote-phosphor optics family
Intematix has long supplied phosphors to LED manufacturers that allow blue LEDs to produce white light, and is now supplying phosphor-coated optics for remote-phosphor solid-state lighting (SSL) designs that utilize blue LED sources. At launch, the ChromaLit family includes ...
 
Webinar Series: HB-LED Manufacturing Growth & Transition--Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities
This seminar series will provide an overview of LED manufacturing across the supply chain. The series, HB-LED Manufacturing Growth & Transition: Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities, will cover materials, front end manufacturing and assembly/packaging/test operations in...
 
Lextar demonstrates production of 6-inch LED epitaxial wafers
The article indicated that Epistar Corporation of Taiwan is also expected to adopt 6-inch wafers to its production process in mid-2011. The article cited some industry insiders who said that the cost of 6-inch wafer production remains high and mass production of LEDs on 6-inch...
 
UCSB uses more uniform InGaN for record efficiency semi-polar green LED
The team also included one researcher each from Sharp Corp and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

The UCSB group produced both green and green-yellow LEDs using gallium nitride (GaN) crystal substrates oriented in the (20-21) direction.

The ...
 
Yole Développement and EPIC release the LED ManTech Report
Significant improvement in LED fundamental and manufacturing technologies needed for massive adoption in general lighting applications. This report provides the latest vision of the established and emerging front-end and back-end technologies for LED manufacturing. It ...
 
Lumileds leads LEDs into mass production on 150 mm
Philips Lumileds is the first power LED manufacturer in mass production on 150 mm wafers and is now producing millions of GaN based LEDs weekly on the larger substrates.

Lumileds claims to have the most advanced LED manufacturing and operations environment and ...
 
Is OSRAM for sale?
Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, is exploring options for its Osram lighting business, including a possible initial public offering or sale, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.

Siemens, based in Munich, has held ...
 
Crystal IS receives $5 million DARPA award
The program's goal is to develop LEDs operating below 275nm for use in water sterilization and numerous other applications of interest to the Department of Defense. The development will take place at the company's facility in Green Island, New York. It will run in parallel ...
 
Seoul Semiconductor partners with Vertex to invest in LED technology firms
As a subsidiary of Vertex Venture Holdings (owned by Temasek Holdings), Vertex Venture Management is engaged in company investments and fund commitments throughout Asia and the USA. Seoul Semiconductor aims to leverage its expertise in LED technologies to seek out ...
 
Intematix and Tridonic Consortium agree on BOSE phosphor patents for LEDs
The patents control the use of LED phosphor materials and the application of the phosphors in LEDs. The BOSE patents are held by a consortium of four companies: Tridonic, Toyoda Gosei, Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen and Litec GbR.

The silicate phosphors of the BOSE ...
 
Cree launches single-die lighting-class LEDs delivering 1000lm at efficacy of 100lm/W
Designed for very-high-lumen applications such as high-bay or roadway lighting, the XLamp XM-L LED has gone from concept to commercial availability in less than eight months.

Cool-white (6500K) XLamp XM-L LEDs deliver 1000 lumens with 100 lumens per watt ...
 
Market & Technologies Overview at the LED Market Briefing on Dec. 8, 2010 in Lyon, France
Yole Développement (Lyons, France) and EPIC (Paris, France) announce the publication on 15 November 2010 of their new market & technological studies dedicated to LED market and manufacturing technologies:           ...
 
[FPDI/GD] AUO exhibits organic EL panel for lighting
The luminance efficiency of the panel is as high as 50lm/W. As a module, it measures 314 x 333mm and is 1.6mm thick. The size of its light-emitting part is 245 x 295mm. The luminance, color temperature and color rendering index (CRI) of the warm color panel are 1,500cd/m2, ...
 
USHIO starts marketing world’s first 6-inch full-field projection exposure system for manufacturing led chips
USHIO America, Inc. (Headquarters: Cypress, California; President and Chief Executive Officer: Kenji ...
 
Investments enable development of world's first pilot production line for organic LEDs
MBT will invest $11.5 million to acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the pilot manufacturing line. This capability will play a critical role in the development and deployment of OLED solid state lighting ("SSL") technology, which offers increased energy ...
 
First pilot production line for organic LEDs to be installed in Germany
"We hold a leading position in the young and promising OLED market," said Martin Goetzeler, CEO at Osram (pictured). "We want to use the pilot production line to extend our lead and quickly forge ahead with development of the technology and prepare for mass ...
 
Sony launches first 400mW blue–violet laser diode for Blu-ray
According to Sony, the SLD3237VF is the first blue–violet laser diode with a pulsed output power of 400mW or higher, allowing the use of a wider variety of optical components such as lenses and prisms and hence freer design of hardware. Picture: New 400mW-output laser ...
 
Sony releases 400mW-output blue-violet laser diode for blu-ray disc
It features a pulsed output as high as 400mW and supports "BDXL," a new standard for large-capacity Blu-ray discs.

According to Sony, the SLD3237VF is the industry's first blue-violet laser diode that has an output of 400mW or higher. The high output ...
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