Everlight Wins Patent Lawsuit Against Nichia In China

China’s intellectual property authorities has dismissed Nichia’s claim that Everlight Electronics’ China patent concerning flip-chip LED packaging technology, CN 101 400 197, is invalid, which is tantamount to upholding its validity in China, according to industry sources. Everlight indicated that

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LED Business Not Very Profitable in Past Fiscal Year; IoT is the One Bright Spot

With the beginning of September comes the start of the new fiscal year for the LED business. Unfortunately, the report card for most LED makers and LED lighting makers has not been good. In recent years the LED lighting industry

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NEMA Urges USTR to Hone China Tariffs with Narrow Targets and Time Limits

On August 21, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) testified on behalf of its Member companies that would be materially affected by additional tariffs proposed by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on products made in China. The Administration

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The Impacts of the U.S. – China Trade War on Global LED Lighting Business

In April, the U.S. government has proposed a list of 1300 Chinese exports and announced to impose 25 percent tariffs on these products, following the Section 301 investigation. Later in July, the Trump administration released the second tranche of additional

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Siemens Partners with Alibaba to Power Industrial IoT in China

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Monday to partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry

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The Impacts of Trump’s $200 Billion China Tariff List on the LED Industry

On July 10th , the Trump administration announced plans to propose additional tariffs on US$200 Billion worth of Chinese goods and released the tariff list. LEDinside analyzed the list right after the announcement and anticipated that the new tariff list

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Iran and China Build Joint LED Lamps Plant

With the cooperation of with Chinese investors, Iran plans to build a LED lamps plant in Ardabil Province in Iran. The new plant will provide employment opportunities for local people and it is expected to produce nearly 12,500 LED lamps

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LEDinside 2018 Chinese Automotive Lighting Market Trend

Chinese conventional passenger car shipment volume in 2017 has reached 23.8 million units, and is expected to reach 25.5 million units in 2018. The consumption of passenger vehicles in China has grown rapidly, and the penetration of LED in Chinese

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Price Fear as Trump Hits Chinese LEDs

Light emitting diodes, filament lamps and arc lamps as well as aluminum and solid-state electronic parts are all included on a proposed list of 1,200 products issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The stand-out item from

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California Indoor Farming Startup Plenty Plans to Launch Global Operations in China and Japan

Ambitious U.S. indoor farming startup Plenty is seeking urban sites for new farms in Chinese cities as part of a global drive to set up high-tech facilities growing organic vegetables in warehouses under banks of LED lights. Matt Barnard, chief

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Singapore Airport’s T4 Opens with Acclaim for Lighting

Singapore Airport’s (Changi Airport) new Terminal 4 has opened to acclaim for its lighting, which is technical blend of natural and artificial lighting. The client placed highest emphasis was put on visual comfort, guidance and creating a sense of place.

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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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