Hot Picks of the Week July 13-16

Editorial note: The weekly picks are out a day earlier this week, but will return to its usual schedule next week. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Highlights this week:

  • Nichia is taking a very strong approach in its latest legal actions taken against Everlight. After announcing the German court has asked Everlight from refraining from using misleading or untruthful interview content about Nichia’s YAG patent status, the company followed up by enforcing its new YAG patent against Everlight in Germany a day later.
  • LEDinside analysts have revealed their latest estimations on global LED chip market values for 2014.
  • After seeing the Chinese stock market crash last weekend, Chinese LED manufacturers are gradually resuming trade on the market.
  • Philips has appointed Andy Ho as the new CEO for Greater China, who will replace retiring Patrick Kung.
  • San’an Opto seems to be finding ample opportunities in LiFi, and has sealed a deal with military-affiliated research organization in China.

Editor Recommendations

  1. LEDinside: Global LED Chips External Sales Market Value Reached US$4.35 B in 2014
  2. Chinese LED Companies Rush to Resume Trade
  3. Major LED Package Trends in 2015
  4. [Breaking News] Nichia Enforces Newly-Granted YAG Patent Against Everlight in Germany
  5. German Court Prohibits Everlight from Making Misleading Statements on Nichia YAG Patent Status
  6. Harvatek Develops New Product to Acquire Market Share in China’s Flash LED Market
  7. Lumileds Unveils LUXEON CoB Core Range
  8. San’an Opto Signs LiFi Partnership Agreement with Military-affiliated Chinese Research Institute
  9. Philips Appoints Andy Ho as CEO for Greater China
  10. Blue LEDs Show Promise in Preserving Foods in Fridges

Government projects

Industry News

  1. Ledman to Acquire LED Luminaire Company for RMB 230 M
  2. Hubbell Signs LED Luminaires License Agreement with Philips
  3. BOE Proposes OLED Joint Venture with Samsung and LG
  4. Cree Acquires Arkansas Power Electronics International
  5. Unilumen Drops Plans of Acquiring Foreign Firm for US$ 300 M
  6. [Update] Ledman to Acquire Toshare for RMB 230 M
  7. Nationstar To Acquire Guangdong Desheng for RMB 250 M
  8. Absen Opto Revenue Slid 35%-45% in 1H15
  9. Leyard Estimates Small Pitch LED Display Order Revenue to Double in 2015
  10. DOE Reports Direct AC LED and High-voltage LEDs Important for the Future of SSL
  11. OEM Group Receives AGHeatpulse RTP System Order From Leading LED Manufacturer
  12. Energesco Solutions Awarded Maryland Energy Efficiency Contracts from Pepco and SMECO
  13. Monocrystal Achieves 300 Kg Grade Sapphire Growth with KY Method
  14. Plessey Wins UK AMSCI Grant for 8-inch GaN-on-Si Production
  15. EcoLightTech Asia 2015

New Products

  1. Cree Launches New High Power LEDs
  2. MaxLite Launches LED Barn Lights
  3. Intermatic Offers LED-Compatible Transformer for Pool and Spa Applications
  4. Huntkey Introduces Portable LED Light to the South Africa Market
  5. WAC Lighting Introduces New Track LED Luminaire with Adjustable LED Optic

Interesting Applications


Lighting Projects

  1. Lumenpulse Lights Olympic Rings in World Premiere
  2. GLP Impression Lights Stars on Eurovision’s Big Stage
  3. Grammy and Academy Awards Illuminated with Philips Vari-Lite
  4. Using Lighting to Top the Technicals for Madame Zingara
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