Philips Gearing Up to Tap LED Street Lighting Market in India

Philips is developing a range of LED street lighting products to suit the requirements of the Indian street lighting market. It is also planning to increase its presence in India in the lighting space and create more awareness about LED

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Nichia Remained Revenue Leader in China’s LED Package Market for 2016

Steady growth in the LED lighting market supported the capacity expansion efforts of LED chip and package industries in 2016, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Furthermore, the annual revenue of China’s LED package market grew by 6% for 2016

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Top Six Trend in LED Chip and Package Industry in China in 2017

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2017 Chinese LED Chip and Package Industry Market Report, Chinese LED package market scale in 2016 reached RMB 58.9 billion, went up by 6% YoY,

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Laser Lighting Trial Starting in China

For perhaps the first time in the world, trials taking place in China next month will use lasers for street lighting, an innovation aimed at saving energy and eliminating the cost of expensive cabling infrastructure. David Ho and the Jinjing

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LEDvance Sees Immense Potential in China & Asia-Pacific Lighting Markets

LEDvance, a global lighting provider based in Germany, is making all efforts to penetrate the China market with its digital and intelligent LED lighting products and lighting solutions. China the single biggest lighting market globally, and the entire Asia-Pacific region

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MLS to Have Full Control of Ledvance

The largest China-based LED packaging service provider MLS will spend up to $580 million acquiring the whole ownership of Guangdong Mingxin Optoelectronic, which holds a 100% stake in Ledvance, originally a lighting business unit of Osram. MLS said the acquisition

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Copper Bounces Around Waiting on the Fed

The price of a pound of copper continues to fluctuate as investors interested in the red metal wait to hear what the Fed will do today. Will they hike up the interest rate as expected? Or, will they keep it

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Obama Poised to Block Chinese Takeover of Germany’s Aixtron

U.S. President Barack Obama is poised to block a Chinese company from buying Aixtron SE in Germany. Blocking the $714 million acquisition would derail China’s ongoing quest to buy Western engineering prowess, which has sparked political concerns about foreign ownership

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LED Bulb Prices in China Declined in October

LED bulb prices in China have dropped significantly in October 2016, after being steady for the previous two consecutive months, according to a report by TrendForce. The report also said that in comparison to the previous months, both 40W and

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Global LED Market to Reach US$33.1 Billion in 2017

Global LED lighting market will hit US$29.6 billion in 2016 and increase to US$ 33.1 billion in 2017, with a penetration rate of 52%, according to a report by TrendForce. Further, the report said that LED lighting will account for

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Foxconn-Sharp Considering China to Manufacture OLED Panels

Foxconn and Sharp are in pressure as US-based Apple is keen to adopt OLED displays for its iPhones in 2017. Sharp is one of the companies that Apple is talking to for supply of OLED screens for iPhones. Foxconn-Sharp alliance

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With Incandescent Bulb Ban in China, Sale of LED Replacements Surges

The incandescent bulb ban in China will be effective from September 30, 2016. Following the ban, incandescent bulbs with 15W or more power cannot be sold or imported in China from October 1, 2016. The reduced LED lighting prices in

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Opple Soars on Debut, Underscoring China’s Growing Clout in Lighting Industry

Shares in Opple, the lighting maker controlled by China billionaire couple Ma Xiuhui and Wang Yaohai, soared by their 44% upper limit on debut at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Ma and Wang hold 41.9% and 40.5% of Opple after the

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China’s MLS Said to Be Lead Bidder for Osram Lighting Business

Osram may choose a winner for the asset as soon as this month. The Chinese firm (Forest Lighting in USA) may pay less than 500 million euros ($558 million) for the investment. Osram is selling the general lamps business, which

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MLS Strategies in LED Package and Outlook for U.S. Market

Compared to other manufacturers in the industry, MLS is optimistic about LED market developments and market potential with plans of scaling up LED package production this year from 50 billion PCS to 70 billion PCS. Aside from its lighting business,

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GE’s Current Extends Smart City Deal with China’s Tianjin

A new MOU between the two parties calls for Tianjin to extend the use of smart LED street lights beyond the city’s central business district, which has been operating a Current intelligent lighting scheme since late last year. Tianjin, a

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Will US Made LED Fixtures Ever Cost Less than Chinese Imports? by Charlie Szoradi

The answer is YES. Today, some US LED manufacturers have already “cracked the code” on beating the Chinese at price, while maintaining high quality. This may be surprising to many business owners, energy advisors and lighting professionals. In a presidential

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Networking Giant Huawei Teams with China’s Leading LED Lighting Company Opple

Cisco Systems isn’t the only large networking company trying to move in on the lighting industry. China’s $61 billion behemoth Huawei Technologies has struck a deal with Opple, the global Chinese LED lighting company, to offer smart lighting systems for

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Manufacturers Seeking to Launch New Facilities in China May Be Eligible for Up To $800,000 USD Grant Plus Incentives

A new grant program has been launched by the China Overseas Scholars Pioneer Park Alliance (COSPPA). Manufacturers seeking to open new R&D + manufacturing facilities in China may be eligible for grants between $150,000 to $800,000 USD. Advanced energy-efficient lighting

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Analyses of Five Major LED Manufacturers Vertical Integration Strategies (Part 2)

In part one of these series, LEDinside explored Philips, Osram and Cree’s vertical integration strategies. In the second part of this series we will take a closer look at major Chinese LED companies MLS and Elech-Tech International’s (ETI) vertical integration

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