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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...
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