Hot Picks of the Week Jan. 18-22

Highlights this week:

  • This has been a turbulent week for the LED industry. Philips announced just a few hours ago that it has terminated the sales of Lumileds to Go Scale Capital, the company was forced to abort the US $3.3 billion business transaction, due to opposition raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The company probably has a potential buyer lined up already.
  • Another European LED manufacturer Osram has renamed its lamp business LEDvance, and aims to complete carve out of its LED lamp and classical ballast business by April this year.
  • U.S. manufacturer Cree has had a rather mixed week. The good news is the LED maker has seen its revenue rebound, as it completes its LED business restructure. The bad news is the IPO to be issued for its power business Wolfspeed has been delayed.
  • Two Asian LED manufacturers Epistar and Samsung have refuted rumors leaked on the market. Taiwanese LED company Epistar has denied any plans of acquiring or merging with another company, while Samsung has vehemently denied reports by Korean media ETimes claiming it has laid off employees from its LED business. Unity Opto, a Taiwanese LED OEM, has announced it will be developing smart lighting modules in the future with Sercomm.

Editor recommendations

  1. [Breaking News] Philips Terminates Sale of Lumileds to Go Scale Capital
  2. [Breaking News] Osram Renames Lamps Business as LEDVANCE, Aims to Conclude Sale in April 2016
  3. Epistar Denies Acquisition and Merger Rumors
  4. Samsung Refutes Korean Media Claims of LED Business Implementing Unpaid Leave Scheme
  5. Apple iOS Code Hints of Integrating Li-Fi Applications in Future Devices
  6. Cree Revenue Improves Following Completion of LED Business Restructure
  7. Cree Moves Back Wolfspeed IPO
  8. LumiFi CEO: Interoperability Is Still the Biggest Hurdle for Smart Lighting
  9. Osram Confident Investors Will Back its Three-pillar Strategy
  10. Unity Opto Partners with Sercomm to Develop Smart Lighting Modules

Innovative technology

Lighting Japan 2016

Government projects

  1. Massachusetts Town Temporarily Halts Streetlight Retrofit Project
  2. Indian Consumers from Bengaluru Not Interested in Government Supplied Low-Priced LED Bulbs
  3. Puducherry in India Rolls out Second Phase LED Bulb Distribution
  4. India Bescom Kept Out of LED Bulb Loop

Industry news

  1. Osram Elaborates upon its Three-pillar Strategy
  2. II-VI Buys Anadigics for US $61M
  3. Sigma Designs and QD Vision Partner to Bring UHD Quantum Dot TVs to Market
  4. LED & Lighting Exhibition 2016
  5. Osram Americas Unveils New Headquarters
  6. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Installs First Smart Lighting Testbed in Hospital Inpatient Setting
  7. STG Aerospace Photoluminescent Floorlights Make Way into Airbus A320 Family Aircrafts
  8. Option Absorbs Innolumis and Lemnis Public Lighting
  9. Hong Kong LED Manufacturer IFLUX Enters Nigerian Market
  10. LPS and Expo 2016 Calls for Papers
  11. Hubbell Lighting Professionals to Join DOE in SSL Research and Development Workshop

New products

  1. Cree Expands XQ LED Range to Reduces System Cost
  2. Osram Introduces New LED Spotlights for Stage Illumination
  3. Samsung Expands Mid-power LED Package Portfolio for High Quality Light Color Performance
  4. WACKER Releases New High-Refractive-Index Silicones for LEDs
  5. MaxLite Releases Third Generation Small LED Flood Lights
  6. Tridonic Launches LED Controller Compatible with DALI and U6ME2
  7. Himax Releases Wafer Level Optics Laser Collimator and DOE for Laser Projectors Used in Innovative Applications
  8. ProPhotonix Expands Product Portfolio with New Green Laser Diode from Osram
  9. Golden Way Electronics Launches LED Luminaires for Indoor Illuminations
  10. Magneti Marelli Demonstrates Automotive LED Lightings at CES 2016 and NAIAS 2016
  11. Evluma Adds New Outdoor LED Luminaires to its Product Portfolio
  12. Global Tech Introduces New High Bay LEDs for Indoor Illumination
  13. Sanctity Corp Adds Explosion Proof Lamps to its Product Portfolio
  14. BMW 3-Series Adopts LED Headlights from HELLA

Lighting projects

  1. Philips Illuminates US University Campus with LED Lighting System Powered over Ethernet
  2. CORE Lighting Illuminates Henley Business School Celebration
  3. Lumiere London Features Digital Mapping at the Piccadilly Lights
  4. First Baptist Orlando Lit with High Lumen Fixtures from Vari-Lite
  5. Clay Paky Lights up the Beijing Opera House for AIDA
  6. Daylight Lighting from Osram Provides Energy Efficient Illuminaitons to Germany Secondary School
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