Hot Picks of the Week Feb. 3-7

This week new rumors surrounding Apple’s latest sapphire substrate applications emerge on the market. The company is rumored to launch its sapphire factory sometime this month to make critical components for the upcoming iPhone 6. Taiwanese sapphire substrate manufacturers are also scrambling to file patents as Apple aggressively acquires sapphire substrate materials. In addition, Osram Opto has expanded InGaAlP LED capacity to meet rising demands. For more details please see below:

Editor Recommendations

  1. Apple Rumored to Initiate Arizona Sapphire Plant this Month for ‘Critical’ Component
  2. Osram Opto Semiconductors Expands InGaAlP LED Capacity
  3. LED Industry Restructure Trend in Taiwan and China to Continue in 2014
  4. Taiwanese Manufacturers Scramble for Sapphire Substrate Patents
  5. Veeco: MOCVD Demands to Catch on Rising LED Lighting Trends in 2014
  6. San’an Opto Issues Stocks to Fund 100 MOCVD Equipment
  7. LED Manufacturers Going All Out to Profit from Abundant Opportunities 2014 Offers
  8. LED Lighting Arrives to New Turning Point

What’s Trending

  1. DOE Publishes New Report on Lessons and Issues Learned Developing SSL Market
  2. UN Proclaims 2015 as International Year of Light
  3. Texas Instruments: Multi-string LED Lighting Systems and Top Four Linear Regulator Questions
  4. Fairchild Semiconductor: A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights
  5. GE Smart Lighting Technology to Help San Diego Save More than US$25,000 Annually
  6. NEMA Electroindustry Business Conditions Index Shows Optimism for 1H14 Despite of Slip
  7. LED Lighting Manufactures Race to Stake Claim in Distribution Channels

Industry News

  1. LightLab Partners Osram Fluorescent Materials to Develop Luminescent Powder
  2. Viper Networks and Apollo Metro Complete Initial Lighting Pilot for Qatar
  3. Soraa Proves That Whiteness Rendering Has A Strong Effect On LED Lamp Preference
  4. Rubicon Technology to Showcase New Optical Products at Photonics West 2014
  5. Plastic Logic and Novaled Partner to Develop Flexible OLED for Wearable Applications

New Products

  1. Cree Launches Smart Lighting System
  2. Xeleum Announces Smart LED Lighting Control System
  3. Universal Display and IDD Aerospace Exhibit an OLED Lighting Prototype for Aircraft Interiors
  4.  TITANBRITE LED Launches New High-Power LED

Interesting Applications

  1. Philips: Evolving Hospital Lighting
  2. Lanterns of Terracotta Army March to Scotland
  3. Digital Lighting Makes a Splash at the Super Bowl
  4. Dangling LED Light Installations
  5.  GE: How Colours and Light Influence the Purchasing Process
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