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LED Lab Optimizes Operating Parameters

Thu, 5 May 2007
(May 10, 2007) NEW YORK — TT electronics OPTEK Technology opened an in-house visible LED laboratory with resources to assess LED packages on junction temperature variation, optical performance, and other parameters. The lab aids in design, manufacturing, and test.

Intel Capital Invests in Phoenix Micro

Thu, 5 May 2007
(May 10, 2007) CARLSBAD, CA — Intel Capital, the venture capital branch of Intel Corporation, invested in six new companies, totaling $31 million. In the semiconductor space, Intel invested in China-based Phoenix Microelectronics.

Thin wafers win majority in electronics by 2016

Thu, 10 Oct 2011

Thanks to MEMS, 3D packaging, LEDs, power devices, and other applications, thinned wafers will be the majority of wafers in the market by 2016, according to Yole D

LED packaging equipment for better throughput, quality, and yields

Thu, 8 Aug 2011

In these 2 video interviews from SEMICON West 2011, ESI technologists John Sabol and Vernon Cooke discuss what LED chips require on the back-end manufacturing line, starting at wafer scribing and moving on through test.

K&S high volume fine pitch Cu wire bonding

Wed, 2 Feb 2011

Figure. Copper transition and roadmap planning. SOURCE: Kulicke & SoffaAs gold becomes more expensive, copper wire bonding becomes more appealing for chip packaging. Reverse bonding, fine-pitch bonding, looping, second bonds, and other technologies are ramping on roadmaps, according to Kulicke & Soffa (K&S).

LED package sales to increase but revenues will stay flat until 2014

Mon, 6 Jun 2012

Displaybank published a 2009-2014 analysis of LED packages, the finished LED components used in various applications. While LED package units will grow steadily through the forecast period, revenues will remain mostly flat from 2010 to 2013.

Indium expands electronics materials manufacturing with new facility in NY

Wed, 5 May 2012

Indium Corporation acquired a manufacturing facility in Rome, NY, to expand its production capacities of indium-, gallium-, germanium-, and tin-based materials, as well as other compounds.

Kulicke & Soffa expands Singapore HQ, bolsters bonder tool R&D and manufacturing

Wed, 5 May 2012

Kulicke & Soffa broke ground on its Singapore global headquarters expansion, near the current leased headquarters location. A state-of-the-art facility in Serangoon will bolster the company

LED packaging report reveals costs, reliability impact of package

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

With thermal issues accounting for half of all lighting failures, and costs prohibitive to widespread adoption, assembly and packaging are keys to improving LEDs. TechSearch International tracks LED packaging materials and methods, as well as reliability and package efficiency.

Present at ESTC 2012 in Amsterdam

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

Electronics System Integration Technology Conference (ESTC) 2012 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of electronic packaging, including LED packaging, flexible electronics, assembly and interconnect technologies, and more.

LEDs, power semiconductors packaged with high-thermal-conductivity die attach adhesives

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Engineered Material Systems released the DA-5045-2 and DA-5045-4 high-thermal-conductivity die attach adhesives for LEDs and small power semiconductor die packaging.

AMEC debuts TSV etch tool with Chinese installations

Wed, 3 Mar 2012

Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) uncrated the Primo TSV200E compact, ultra-high-productivity TSV etch tool for 200mm wafers.

K&S capillary specifically suits LED wire bonding

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

Kulicke & Soffa launched the LUMOS Capillary for LED die wire bonding. The capillary can bond with gold or gold-alloy wires and uses a new TG ceramic material for better workability.

HB LED packaging materials pros and cons

Fri, 4 Apr 2011

LEDDaniel Duffy, research scientist in Henkel's Advanced Technology Group, notes pros and cons of epoxy and silicone encapsulants for high-brightness LED (HB-LED) manufacturing, and what HB-LED manufacturers need from die attach materials. He also considers quantum dots.

LED maker shrinks heatsinks with air holes

Thu, 11 Nov 2011

LED lighting maker Gem Hsin Electronics reduced the size of heatsinks in its LED products by drilling miniscule holes beneath LEDs. The holes allow heated air to escape the LED package.

Thin-film chip boosts LED optical output without changing footprint

Thu, 11 Nov 2011

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors increased its IR Power Topled with lens optical output by 80% over the standard version by integrating a thin-film chip. The IR LED maintains the same surface area and drive current.

KLIC appoints Director from telecom industry

Fri, 12 Dec 2011

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC or K&S) named Chin Hu Lim to its Board of Directors, also serving on KLIC's Management Development & Compensation Committee.

OSRAM envelops LED chip in reflective package

Tue, 11 Nov 2011

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors introduced the Oslon Square LED for lighting applications, packaged enclosed in a reflective layer to boost light output.

Cree LED simulation and testing options speed time-to-market

Wed, 12 Dec 2011

Cree Inc. added 2 Cree TEMPO offerings to its design and evaluation services: TEMPO (Thermal Electrical Mechanical Photometric Optical) thermal simulation and photometric testing.

inTEST to acquire Thermonics division of Test Enterprises

Tue, 12 Dec 2011

inTEST will acquire the assets and certain liabilities of Thermonics from Test Enerprises. inTEST's Temptronic Corporation, of the Thermal Solutions Group, will integrate the company.

Mentor Graphics integrates T3Ster and FloTHERM for power device thermal management

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) has combined technologies for thermal characterization and simulation with T3Ster hardware test products and its FloTHERM software, enabling better heat management in power semiconductor packages, such as LEDs.

Kulicke & Soffa drives semiconductor packaging tool quality with new CQO

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (K&S, NASDAQ:KLIC) appointed Irene Lee to the role of chief quality officer. Lee will oversee quality assurance functions across Kulicke & Soffa

Palomar intros ultra flexible die bonder

Fri, 9 Sep 2010

Palomar Technologies introduced the fully automated 3800 Ultra Flexible Die Bonder for eutectic die attach, laser diode packaging and high-power LED packaging.


Fri, 6 Jun 2012

Attendance was high at this year's Electronic Component Technology Conference (ECTC) in San Diego. Sandra Winkler is senior industry analyst at New Venture Research and IEEE/CPMT Luncheon Program Chair, shares the key trends in ECTC's sessions, like WLP, 2.5D, LED packaging, and more.

LED packaging equipment debuts at ESI booth: Via drilling and wafer scribing tools

Thu, 7 Jul 2011

ESI uncrated the Model 5390 micromachining system for advanced LED via drilling and the AccuScribe 2600 HB-LED wafer scribing system at SEMICON West.

LED manufacturers need dedicated toolset and cost savings

Mon, 6 Jun 2011

Until now, LED makers used retrofitted IC equipment and materials. Yole predicts that the market has enough sway now to attract dedicated toolsets for LED fab and packaging. LED growth will not be boring, however, as a few mini down-/up-turn cycles will occur through 2016.

The Riley Report

Tue, 5 May 2009
Flip Chips and Flashlights by George A. Riley, Contributing Editor
With the industry's attention riveted on the next-generation of TSV- enhanced stacked - everything 3D marvels, we sometimes forget how microelectronics are changing everyday products in our world.

SATS provider Carsem begins LED packaging and test

Fri, 5 May 2012

Semiconductor packaging and test services provider Carsem will assemble and test LED packages, partnering with a key customer and applying semiconductor packaging technologies for better LEDs.

Ultratech brings former member back to Board

Thu, 4 Apr 2012

Ultratech, lithography and laser-processing system supplier to semiconductor manufacturers and packaging providers, added Michael C. Child to its Board of Directors. Child served on Ultratech

SUSS buys Tamarack for lithography, laser structuring lines

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

SUSS MicroTec has acquired Tamarack Scientific Co. Inc. in a share purchase of $9.34 million. Tamarack makes UV projection lithography tools and laser micro-structuring systems.

As LED patents run out, supply chain value will shift downstream

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

Barclays Capital finds that LED manufacturing and materials patents will soon run out, potentially draining value from material/chip/package suppliers and turning LEDs into commodities.

High voltage SourceMeter introduced

Tue, 3 Mar 2012

Phosphor trends for LED manufacturing

Tue, 3 Mar 2012

Barclays Capital shares some take-aways from the Intertech Pira Phosphor Summit, a conference on phosphors being used in the LED industry. The analysts touch on color mixing, remote phosphors, silicone encapsulants, and more

Top 10 LED manufacturers in 2011, and shifting regional dominance

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

The global HB-LED market grew from $11.3 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion in 2011, surging 9.8%, according to Strategies Unlimited. 10 companies accounted for more than 68% of the global LED supply.

Strategies in Light: Day 1, LED Lighting Report, New Start-ups

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

The 2012 Strategies in Light conference kicked off today at the Santa Clara Convention Center with a series of five workshops, two tutorials and one all-day investor forum.

Seoul Semiconductor keynote at Strategies in Light: Highlights

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Chung Hoon Lee, CEO of LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor keynoted at Strategies in Light today. Lee’s keynote, "A View from Seoul," marked the first time a Korean LED maker has spoken at the conference. Following are highlights from his talk.

LED lighting increases power electronics complexity, drives new power supply market

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

"Opportunities for Power Components in LED Lighting" from IMS Research reveals that rapid uptake of LED lighting, driven by legislation and rising costs of electricity, will result in a potential market of 4 billion power supply units by 2016, worth $10 billion.

Hanwha moves to manufacture ElectriPlast moldable conductive plastic

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

Hanwha L&C of Korea signed a letter of intent to obtain manufacturing and distribution rights to ElectriPlast from Integral Technologies Inc, hybrid conductive plastics maker. The LOI is applicable for various parts of Asia.

LED lighting to illuminate power semiconductor sector

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

The global market for power semiconductors used in LED lighting is forecast to reach over $3 billion in 2016. LED lighting systems require complex electronics, IMS Research notes.

SABIC LED resins offer improved color under heat exposure

Wed, 4 Apr 2012

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business released 3 Lexan LUX resin grades for LED applications such as light guides and lenses. They are transparent and use a new formulation to improve initial color, color stability, and light transmission during heat aging.

Seoul Semiconductor LED patents top 10K mark

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has applied, registered, and secured more than 10,000 patents for light emitting diodes (LEDs) globally. The company invests 10-20% of its annual revenue in R&D.

Cheaper LED backlights require LED, plate materials changes

Wed, 1 Jan 2012

Consumers are adopting LED-backlit LCD TVs more slowly than expected, prompting TV makers to design lower-power, lower-cost LED backlights using fewer LEDs per TV set, shows the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly LED Backlight Report.

GaN LED market growth starts in 2012

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

The gallium nitride (GaN) LED market declined in 2011, but 2012 marks the beginning of a growth curve, with double-digit growth in 2013 and 2014, says IMS Research. Lighting revenues will overtake TV revenues for GaN LEDs a year earlier than expected.

Lithography, direct-attach LEDs, packaging trends at Strategies in Light Day 3

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

Day 3 of the 2012 Strategies in Light conference continued the LED Manufacturing session. Presenters covered LED manufacture, advanced packaging, metrology and testing, high-performance materials, and other topics, such as dimming. Blogger Michael A. Fury, Techcet Group, reports.

LED cost reduction to come from manufacturing: Strategies in Light

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

The manufacturing conference at Strategies in Light focused on methods for reducing cost through the manufacturing supply chain. Presenters discussed various methods of reducing manufacturing costs, from improved automation and standards implementation, automation to new packaging technologies. Laura Peters, LEDs Magazine, reports.

LED manufacturing highlights from Strategies in Light Day 2

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

Blogger Michael A. Fury, Techcet Group, reports from Day 2 of Strategies in Light: immersing himself in the LEDs manufacturing track of the conference.

Taiwan's LED makers' and packagers' 2011 results

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

Taiwan's LED chip and package manufacturers failed to reproduce the booming revenue growth of H1 2011 in H2, according to LEDinside. Given inventory pressure, many LED makers are actively seeking joint ventures and improving product quality to create greater product differentiation.

LED makers to spend less on MOCVD in 2012, more on other LED fab tools

Wed, 1 Jan 2012

Worldwide LED manufacturing capacity will reach 2M wafers in 2012, up 27%. More wafers do not neccessarily mean more LED fab equipment, however. Global LED manufacturing equipment spending will fall 18%, shows SEMI.

Philips Lumileds names CEO from semi sector

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

Philips Lumileds appointed Pierre Yves Lesaicherre as CEO, succeeding the company's first CEO Michael C. Holt. Lesaicherre spent 2 decades in the semiconductor and components industry.

Heraeus thick film division renames insulated aluminum materials system Celcion

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

The Thick Film Division of Heraeus announced a new name, Celcion, for its Insulated Aluminum Materials System. Celcion allows LED circuits to run cooler than MCPCBs.

Gamma Scientific uncrates LED tester

Mon, 1 Jan 2012

Gamma Scientific introduced a low-cost spectrometer for quick and accurate testing for LEDs. The RadOMA Lite linear CCD array spectrometer tests LED intensity and total flux. 

MOCVD cools down, LED downstream processing heats up

Mon, 1 Jan 2012

Requirements for LED processing equipment are changing from cost driven to more technology driven decisions, a clear trend to more complex and more efficient manufacturing, according to Thomas Uhrmann and Thorsten Matthias of EV Group.

Intematix remote phosphor targets high-lumen small-size LED lights

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Intematix released ChromaLit XT remote phosphor technology for high-lumen LEDs in small form factors, enabling blue LED packages instead of binned white LEDs.

Cree LED achieves 254 lumen/watt on SiC, optimized chip/packaging tech

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) achieved 254 lumen/watt on a white-light, power LED in research. The correlated color temperature is 4408 K.

Verticle takes hexagonal LED chips to mass production

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Verticle began mass production of its hexagonal-shaped LED chip Honeycomb, developed with a proprietary copper substrate and chemical chip separation technology.

Present at Strategies in Light Europe

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Strategies in Light Europe, September in Munich, is accepting presentation abstracts through February 29. Submit a paper on LED technology, LED manufacturing and the supply chain, markets, LED applications, or a related topic.

Shin-Etsu Chemical releases low-RI LED encapsulants

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.'s new KER-7000 Series silicone encapsulating materials offer a low (1.38) refractive index (RI) for HB-LED packaging with lower gas permeability and higher transparency.

GE integrates LED thermal management for 100W bulb within A-19 form factor

Wed, 5 May 2012

GE’s 27-watt Energy Smart LED bulb is in a standard “A-19” bulb shape, manufactured with a proprietary synthetic jet technology enabled by Nuventix’ collaboration.

LED efficiency boosted by quantum dot and formic acid combo

Wed, 5 May 2012

Vanderbilt University researchers have used formic acid to develop white-light quantum dots' fluorescent efficiency to 45%, enabling UV LED efficiency of 40 lumens/watt.

LED maker SunSun Lighting raises $30M from investors

Wed, 5 May 2012

SunSun Lighting, a provider of high-performance, energy-efficient and low-cost LED lighting technologies, received $30 million in Series B financing from GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners and additional commitments from its original angel investors. Allan Kwan, a China-based advisor for Oak, is joining the board of SunSun.

HB-LED makers drive economic improvement with alternative substrates, automation, and yield

Tue, 5 May 2012

SEMI’s Paula Doe covers the “commodity market” of LEDs, including capacity utilization at LED fabs, automation in manufacturing that could improve yields, LEDs fabbed on silicon and GaN instead of sapphire wafers, and more.

Lower-cost LED backlights darken CCFL's future

Mon, 5 May 2012

Low-cost direct LED-backlit LCD TVs were introduced in March 2011, targeting share in the entry/mainstream LCD TV market currently dominated by CCFL-backlit TVs. They will eliminate CCFLs by 2014, says DisplaySearch.

Dow acquires LED phosphor technology IP in Lightscape Materials buy

Wed, 5 May 2012

Lightscape Materials offers IP in specialty phosphor technology, which Dow will add to its LED technologies portfolio. Lightscape co-founders Gerard Frederickson and Yongchi Tian will join Dow’s LED Technologies team.

The low utilization/MOCVD uptick phenomenon, LED efficacy and price, more from Lightfair

Mon, 5 May 2012

Barclays Capital analysts attended Lightfair International and gleaned several trends in LEDs and OLEDs for lighting, including an interesting phenomenon around MOCVD utilization rates and new orders.

HB-LED grade aluminum nitride meets thermal needs of today's LEDs

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

In this series, CMC Laboratories describes a new LED-grade AlN and what it accomplishes as a ceramic substrate. The AlN offers better heat dissipation for LED packages than alumina, at a lower cost than previous formulations.

Present at coolingZONE LED 2012 in Berlin

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

coolingZONE LED, May 29-31 in Berlin, is soliciting technical presentations on LED energy consumption, LED packaging, heat and air-flow simulations of LED products, and related topics.

Chip substrate factory begins producing thermal-control substrates in Russia

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

MCLR's factory in Vladimir, Russia, will manufacture substrates and panels for LEDs requiring thermal management, as well as other electronic devices such as 3D ICs and MEMS. It began operation at 10,000 panels/month.

IRPS set for April in Anaheim

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

The IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) is set for April 15, 2012 – April 19, 2012, in Anaheim, CA.

HB-LED grade aluminum nitride (AlN) sintering

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

Part 2 of this series covers furnace considerations for a new HB-LED-grade AlN, as well as furnace throughput. Jonathan Harris, CMC Laboratories, covers the role of the oxide sintering phase in AlN in defining the materials microstructure and thus determining key properties such as thermal conductivity and mechanical strength.

OSRAM optimizes LED for improved efficiency with stable luminous flux

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors released the Oslon SSL LED, using optimized LED chips and packaging technologies to boost light output, with a 25% efficiency increase over previous-generation LEDs.

Spectroradiometer measures LED phosphors

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Gamma Scientific developed the Bi-Spectral Fluorescence Spectroradiometer to quickly obtain detailed fluorescence data for LED phosphors and other fluorescent or reflective materials.

UL authorized for LED testing to Zhaga standards

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

UL has been named a Zhaga-authorized LED testing center. Zhaga standards cover the physical dimensions, as well as the photometric, electrical and thermal behavior of LED light engines.

JEDEC creates LED test standards series

Wed, 5 May 2012

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association created a series of standards, JESD51-5x, for component-level testing of high-brightness/power LEDs.

LED maker Luminus Devices accredited to LM-80 test standard

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

Luminus Devices received accreditation to test its LEDs to the LM-80 standard, the approved method for measuring LED light sources under ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Intematix remote phosphor enables 100W-equivalent LED bulbs

Thu, 5 May 2012

Intematix debuted ChromaLit Contour remote phosphor architecture. ChromaLit Contour is shaped to enable internal and external convection airflow, cooling LEDs in 60, 75 and 100W-equivalent omni-directional lights.

Cree LED test suite TEMPO 24 incorporates IES LM-79

Tue, 5 May 2012

Cree Inc. added TEMPO 24 tests to its Cree Services for LED luminaires. TEMPO 24 combines the IES LM-79-08 photometric test with nearly a dozen other LED performance tests.

LED manufacturer Lumichip expands in Finland, opens development center

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

Lumichip Limited, an LED manufacturer, expanded its commercial operations in Finland and opened a new development center in Espoo, Finland.

MoCu LED material optimizes thermal management

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

PLANSEE developed Mo-Cu R670, a new molybdenum-copper composite material for optimizing heat dissipation in light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

ProTek offering unpackaged die for LEDs

Tue, 10 Oct 2012

ProTek Devices says it is now offering individual unpackaged die for LEDs in wafer form, available as unidirectional and bidirectional electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diodes.

Roll-to-roll plasma etch equipment project completed

Wed, 10 Oct 2012

FlexTech Alliance announced the completion of a development project with Etched in Time, Inc. (EITI), for a plasma etch system that is compatible with a wide array of roll-to-roll equipment.

KLA-Tencor's updated LED wafer inspection tool boosts throughput, efficiency

Thu, 12 Dec 2012

KLA-Tencor says its new fourth-generation LED wafer inspection system achieves greater flexibility, increased throughput, and improved efficiency for inspecting defects and performing 2D metrology in LED applications, as well as MEMS and semiconductor wafers.

As LED growth switches from backlights to home lamps, phosphors gain importance

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

NanoMarkets issued a new white paper on LED phosphors, "LED Lighting Driving Demand for New Phosphors," that covers the shifting use of phosphors, which modulate the light emitted by LEDs, from LCD backlighting to solid-state lighting.

LED encapsulants grow with increased LED adoption

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

LED encapsulants are closely related to the LED’s lifespan and light transmittance. With high-power and high-brightness LEDs emerging, the encapsulant’s role is becoming more important, says Displaybank.

Guide to LED and OLED programs at SEMICON West

Thu, 6 Jun 2012

SEMICON West 2012 will take place July 10-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Following is a preview of the LED and OLED events taking place during SEMICON West, from contributor Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets.

Vertical LED + metal alloy substrate = higher thermal endurance

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ:LEDS) combined its vertical LED chip architecture with a proprietary metal alloy substrate to create the Enhanced Vertical (EV) LED product line.

Osram devises LED solder pad concept for easier second sourcing

Thu, 7 Jul 2012

Osram Opto Semiconductors developed a concept for uniform solder pads based on the Oslon LED component family. This enables second sourcing by Osram’s LED customers without an additional soldering board, potentially reduces the costs of storage and process modification.

Avnet opens US light lab for LED measurement and testing

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, part of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) opened a lighting lab in Chandler, AZ, to measure LED properties for various applications.

LED phosphor supplier Intematix plans IPO

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

Intematix Corporation, phosphor and phosphor component developer for LEDs, plans to conduct a registered initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock.

LED balance of system trends: Patents in the remote phosphor technology space

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

Lily Li, patent strategist at IP Checkups, examines remote phosphors for LED bulbs, in "Patents compete for priority in the remote-phosphor LED technology space," LEDs Magazine, July/August issue.

LED bulb cost halved by 2020

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

The price of a LED bulb will fall by about half by 2020, hitting $11.06, according to Lux Research. With the LED chip package seeing 70%+ cost reduction, technology innovation will shift to the surrounding elements: thermal management, drivers and optics.

Osram plans LED packaging facility in Wuxi

Fri, 6 Jun 2012

OSRAM AG will build a new LED assembly plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, packaging LED chips fabbed at its Regensburg, Germany and Penang, Malaysia wafer processing facilities.

Phosphor market expands as LEDs move into lighting applications

Wed, 5 May 2012

Phosphors used in LED lighting applications will see a market increase to over $1.6 billion by 2019, says NanoMarkets. Phosphors help control LED luminous efficacy and color to bring the technology on a level with traditional lighting.

Cree opens LED technical eval centers in China

Wed, 6 Jun 2012

Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) is opening new technology centers in Shenzhen and Shanghai, China, expanding Cree TEMPO (Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical, Photometric, Optical) Services for LED lighting manufacturers evaluating LED luminaires.

High Tech Lights "reshores" LED manufacturing and R&D jobs

Tue, 6 Jun 2012

High Tech Lights is participating in a “Reshoring Initiative” by bringing job positions from China to the US for LED and laser diode scientists, manufacturing and assembly workers, and R&D staff.

LUXeXceL, LTI Optics enable "digitization" of lighting optics

Wed, 6 Jun 2012

LTI Optics’ Photopia Parametric Optical Design Tools module enables creation of optical designs to achieve a prescribed distribution of light. LUXeXcel introduced its one-step 3D Printoptical printing process for plastic optics for lighting fixtures, which can create custom optics from the LTI Optics' CAD model at prices competitive with injection molding.

Silicon chip-on-board LED substrate enables best thermal dissipation

Mon, 6 Jun 2012

Daewon Innost achieved what it says is the LED industry’s best thermal dissipation performance on its Glaxum LED Array family, based on the proprietary Nano-Pore Silicon Substrate (NPSS) technology.

Luminus Devices cuts LEDs’ thermal resistance 30% with new packaging

Thu, 6 Jun 2012

Luminus Devices Inc. is reducing thermal resistance in its Big Chip LED devices by 30% with new packaging technology.

Metrology merger: MicroSense acquires SigmaTech

Wed, 6 Jun 2012

MicroSense, maker of high-resolution capacitive position sensors, metrology modules, and high-sensitivity magnetic metrology tools, acquired SigmaTech, developer of high-sensitivity metrology tools for LED, MEMS, and semiconductor manufacturing.

LED industry will change significantly as lighting takes off

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

The LED industry is entering its third growth cycle, general lighting, according to Yole and EPIC’s report, “Status of the LED Industry.” However, the cost of a packaged LED still needs to be reduced by a factor x10 to enable massive adoption. New business models are mandatory to capture added value of LED lighting.

Measuring inside an active OLED

Mon, 10 Oct 2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science say they have devised a way to selectively and nondestructively evaluate molecules within a sealed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) in operation, in hopes to further understand and eventually minimize performance degradation.

Solvay unveils high-performance polyester material for LED TV components

Mon, 10 Oct 2012

Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC has extended its line of high-performance polyester compounds with a new version targeting light-emitting diode (LED) TVs with higher heat and light stability.

OSRAM lays foundation for LED plant in China

Mon, 8 Aug 2012

OSRAM AG, LED manufacturer, laid the foundation for its Wuxi, China, plant, in a ceremony attended by high-ranking representatives of the Jiangsu province.

ON Semiconductor joins imec’s GaN-on-Si research program

Fri, 10 Oct 2012

ON Semiconductor has joined imec to collaborate on the development of next-generation GaN-on-Si power devices. ON Semiconductor is presently building a GaN processing line in its Oudenaarde facility in Belgium Oudenaarde, and it is expected to employ GaN-on-Si technology.

Report forecasts that LED luminaire business will reach $516M market by 2016

Wed, 6 Jun 2013

Road and street lighting is a key driver for LED technology in general lighting.

CEA-Leti wins Avantex Innovation Prize for E-Thread technology

Mon, 6 Jun 2013

CEA-Leti announced today that researchers Dominique Vicard and Jean Brun received the Avantex Innovation Prize for the use of the E-Thread technology in textiles.

Samsung introduces new, high efficacy chip on board LED packages

Mon, 4 Apr 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it is introducing a new 129lm/W high efficiency, chip-on-board (COB) family of LED packages, LC013/26/40B, which features a compact light emitting surface (LES), designed for use in high performance indoor and outdoor lighting, and ideally suited for spotlight applications.

LED ingot market to reach $325M by 2015

Tue, 5 May 2013

The LED industry gained a foothold for growth in the parts and materials industry after LED technology was applied to the TV backlight unit (BLU).

UPDATED: Worldwide LED component market grows 9% with lighting

Wed, 2 Feb 2013

Strategies Unlimited has issued new figures since the first edition of this article. Solid State Technology now brings you updated figures and additional information on the worldwide LED market.

InfiniLED MicroLEDs achieve ultra-high light intensity

Wed, 2 Feb 2013

InfiniLED’s latest MicroLEDs, or µLEDs, have produced record optical beam intensity

Mitsubishi develops SiC ingot slicing technology

Fri, 2 Feb 2013

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced this week that is has developed a prototype to improve productivity of SiC slice processing for semiconductor wafers.

LED technology and market challenges addressed in Taiwan

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

To help the Taiwan LED industry tackle the increasing challenges, an in-depth analysis of LED global market opportunities and technology breakthroughs were recently provided at the 2013 LED Market and Outlook seminar held by SEMI Taiwan.

Patent analysis: Flexible roll-to-roll processing

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

A new report from IHS Displaybank examined a total of 483 patents on roll-to-roll processing technologies, focusing on 32 that were flexible, OLED-related.

Soraa announces next generation of GaN on GaN LEDs

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

Soraa announced yesterday the next generation of its high external quantum efficiency GaN on GaN LEDs.

New type of LED produced with simple, low cost process

Mon, 1 Jan 2013

Professor Yue Kuo at Texas A&M University has fabricated a new type of LED, based on light emission from an ultra-thin amorphous dielectric layer.     

FOREPI signs multiple order for AIXTRON production system

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

AIXTRON SE today announced that, in the third quarter of 2012, long-term customer Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), Taiwan, placed a new order for multiple CRIUS II-L MOCVD production systems in a 69x2-inch configuration. All systems will be used for the manufacturing of ultra-high brightness (UHB) GaN-based blue and white LEDs.

Lux Research names top firms in LEDS and power electronics

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

As power electronics grow to $15 billion and LEDs to $100 billion, Lux Research identifies the leading technology companies addressing these markets.

GT Advanced Technologies to produce low-cost GaN template substrates with Soitec

Mon, 2 Feb 2013

HVPE system expected to lower the cost of LED production and accelerate adoption in commercial and residential lighting.

Scientists develop multicolor LEDs without heavy metals

Mon, 2 Feb 2013

Silicon nanocrystals have a size of a few nanometers and possess a high luminous potential. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Toronto/Canada have now succeeded in manufacturing silicon-based light-emitting diodes (SiLEDs). They are free of heavy metals and can emit light in various colors.

Fab Spending Forecast: Equipment spending is expected to remain flat in 2013

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

Fab equipment spending for Front End facilities is expected to be flat in 2013, remaining around $31.7 billion, increasing to $39.3 billion in 2014 — a 24% increase.

Displaybank releases forecast and analysis of the OLED lighting market

Tue, 3 Mar 2013

Recently, as the importance of environmental protection grows, the method of saving energy of products and using eco-friendly materials is on the rise. Of these, since lighting accounts for about 20% of the overall power consumption, the efforts to replace with high-efficiency and eco-friendly products are being made actively.

ams introduces intelligent flash LED driver

Tue, 3 Mar 2013

LED driver matches flash LED input current with safe output capability of battery – in real time.

Cree announces volume production of second generation SiC MOSFET

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

Cree, Inc. announces the release of its second generation SiC MOSFET, enabling systems to have higher efficiency and smaller size at cost parity with silicon-based solutions. These new 1200V MOSFETs deliver power density and switching efficiency at half the cost per amp of Cree’s previous generation MOSFETs.

LED-based street lighting market forecasted to surpass $2 billion in 2020

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

Dramatically falling costs and improvements in efficiency are driving increased sales of light emitting diode (LED) lamps for street lighting. Costs have fallen as much as 50% over the past two years and are expected to continue falling. By 2015, LEDs will become the second-leading type of lamp for street lights in terms of sales, behind only high pressure sodium lamps, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice. By 2020, the study concludes, LED lamps for street lights will generate more than $2 billion in annual revenue.

NEWLED aims to revolutionize the way the world is lit

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

The way the world is lit up could be revolutionized by a new European-wide research project being led by the University of Dundee.

Crystal IS announces record performance from a single chip UVC LED

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

Higher performance UVC LEDs help to realize ever more increasing range of customer applications including scientific instrumentation and water disinfection.

The UV LED market is booming

Mon, 3 Mar 2013

Yole Développement announced today its new report “UV LEDs: Technology & Application Trends” which presents UV LED new applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of UV LED technology and UV LED lighting industry.

Student develops brighter, smarter and more efficient LEDs

Fri, 3 Mar 2013

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are brighter, more energy efficient and have superior technical properties than those on the market today.

New packaging system broadens array performance while reducing the cost of LED lighting

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today unveiled the Vero LED array, a new lighting platform that simplifies design integration and manufacturing and gives designers a more flexible LED lighting solution.

Modern power design challenges to be discussed at APEC 2013

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

ON Semiconductor will demonstrate new digital AC-DC PWM controllers, motor drivers and IGBTs at industry’s premier power electronics show.

Plessey is first to release GaN on silicon LEDs

Mon, 4 Apr 2013

Plessey today announced that samples of its Gallium Nitride (GaN) on silicon LED products are today available. These entry level products are the first LEDs manufactured on 6-inch GaN on silicon substrates to be commercially available anywhere in the world.

University of Cambridge researchers seek to further reduce cost and improve efficiency with GaN LEDs

Fri, 4 Apr 2013

A new £1million (or US$1,530,700) growth facility will allow University of Cambridge researchers to further reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of LEDs, with potentially huge cost-saving implications.

Samsung launches Zhaga-compliant LED linear modules with 145lm/W efficacy

Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea has introduced a new lineup of Zhaga-compliant LED H-Series linear modules with high efficacy and light quality, as well as color consistency for use in a wide range of LED lighting applications including ambient lighting and linear fixtures.

Oxford Instruments’ newest tool streamlines batch production for HBLED

Mon, 3 Mar 2013

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has just announced an evolution in batch etch technology with the launch of the PlasmaPro 1000 Astrea etch system, a large batch etch solution for PSS, GaN and AlGaInP that will offer HBLED production manufacturers high throughput.

Global LED lighting market will be worth $25.4 billion in 2013

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

The global LED lighting market will be worth $25.4 billion in 2013, representing 54% growth on the 2012 figure of $16.5, while the LED lighting penetration rate will also rise to 18.6%, according to a new DIGITIMES Research Special Report titled "Global high-brightness LED market forecast."

Aledia makes its first LEDS on 8-inch silicon wafers using microwire technology

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

Aledia, a developer of LEDs-based on disruptive microwire GaN-on-Silicon technology, announced today that it has made its first LEDs on 8-inch (200mm) silicon wafers.

Veeco MOCVD chosen for CEA-Leti and Aledia’s new nano-LED venture

Wed, 4 Apr 2013
p>Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that CEA-Leti, a research lab based in Grenoble, France, has selected Veeco’s TurboDisc K465i Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system for its program with Aledia, its nanowire-LED partner.

LED cooling tech attracts investors to Nuventix

Tue, 7 Jul 2011

Nuventix, LED cooling technology developer, received capital from GE (NYSE:GE) and other investors. GE will also license Nuventix's patent portfolio.

Present at Strategies in Light Europe 2012

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

Strategies in Light Europe 2012, September 18-20 in Munich, Germany, is accepting abstracts through February 17. Strategies in Light Europe covers the rapidly growing LED lighting industry.


Wed, 3 Mar 2011

Comprehensive LED testing. SOURCE: Mentor GraphicsAndrás Poppe, PhD, marketing manager in Mentor Graphics' MicReD division, discusses LED testing challenges, such as neglected power flux, LED cooling, and the gap between lab and real operating conditions.

SEMICON Taiwan preview: Forums span key technology, markets

Tue, 8 Aug 2011

SEMICON Taiwan (Sept. 7-9) approaches, the island's most celebrated event for microelectronics manufacturing, coorganized by SEMI and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), offers more than 60 programs and sessions and 550 exhibitors spanning the entire semiconductor value chain and related high-growth industries.

March 2008 SST Exclusive Feature:
Special Report Series: ISS and SMC

Mon, 3 Mar 2008
By SST Editorial Staff

The SST Editorial Staff recaps SEMI's recent Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS), and the Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) that followed, with this special report series available only on our website.

SMC highlights PV, LED, packaging materials

Wed, 1 Jan 2008
Last week hundreds of microelectronics industry executives gathered at ISS and SMC, absorbing the conventional forecasts for semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials. But on the technology side, SMC showed truly amazing perspective on new electronic materials markets of gigantic scales like photovoltaics, high-efficiency lighting, and advanced 3D and WLP packages.

US, EU, Asia officials squash MCP tariffs

Thu, 11 Nov 2005
November 4, 2005 - Officials from the US, Europe, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have agreed to eliminate duties on multichip packages (MCP) beginning in January 2006, praised by industry associations as a gesture of support for fast-growing technology areas.

Amtech Systems Announces $8.9M in Solar Orders

Mon, 12 Dec 2007
(December 17, 2007) TEMPE, AZ —Amtech Systems Inc., a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and silicon wafers, today announced that its subsidiary, Tempress Systems Inc., has received an additional $8.9 million in orders for diffusion processing systems from the solar cell industry.

Early MEMS Accelerometer Adopters See Profits Roll In

Thu, 11 Nov 2007
(November 15, 2007) SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Accelerometers — devices that sense motion — have been with us for a long time, but only recently have they have been miniaturized as silicon-based devices. Consumer electronics makers who saw their hidden potential and built new products such as Nintendo's Wii, Apple's iPhone, and Activision's "Guitar Hero" game around them have achieved huge market success by revolutionizing the user-interface.

The Latest in LED Packaging

Thu, 11 Nov 2007
(November 15, 2007) SAN JOSE, CA and SANTA CLARA, CA — Two companies have recently launched new LED packaging products. Philips Lumileds has launched its new cool-white LUXEON K2 with TFFC LED that is designed, binned and tested for standard operation at 1000 mA and can be driven at 1500 mA. In addition, LedEngin Inc. has announced its 10W, multiwavelength RGBA emitter, the LZ4-00MA10, which contains individually addressable dies in an 7mm square power LED package.

Quantitative cathodoluminescence microscope debuts from Attolight

Thu, 8 Aug 2011

Attolight AG is launching a quantitative cathodoluminescence system with nanoscale resolution and picosecond timing for research and product development in semiconductor, ceramics, advanced materials, geological, solar panel, and LED sectors.

UTEK Corp. sells LED technology to Cyberlux

Mon, 11 Nov 2006
UTEK Corp., a specialty finance company focused on technology transfer, and Cyberlux Corp., a provider of LED lighting solutions, announced that Cyberlux has acquired SPE Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UTEK Corp., in a restricted stock transaction.

Emergence of low price LED solutions are pushing technology adoption toward general lighting

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Growth of the LED industry has come initially from the small display application and has been driven forward by the LCD display application.

Cree introduces industry’s first $99 LED street light

Tue, 8 Aug 2013

Cree, Inc. today announced a technology breakthrough for the LED street lighting market.

New multi-chip-LEDs provide a broad bright blue color range

Tue, 8 Aug 2013

Colors are playing an increasingly important role in the automotive sector. Consumers can not only choose the exterior color of the vehicle, you can also tailor the interior lighting to the customer’s individual taste.

LED oversupply likely to continue as suppliers add production capacity

Fri, 8 Aug 2013

Despite a major surplus in the light-emitting diode (LED) market, top suppliers are increasing their capital spending and production because of government incentives and in order to cash in on an expected boom in the lighting business.

Demand for key raw material set to double as LED market booms

Wed, 8 Aug 2013

Global demand for precursor, a material used in manufacturing of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, as the market for LED lighting booms.

Device for capturing signatures uses tiny LEDs created with piezo-phototronic effect

Mon, 8 Aug 2013

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is. Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically.

Cost competitiveness of 6-inch LED chips outstrip that of 4-inch by 2015

Fri, 8 Aug 2013

Displaybank's recent market report on the cost competiveness of LED chips. This report conducts a thorough analysis on the supply price history, trends and forecast of main materials that compose packaged LEDs across the entire LED value chain.

Smart lighting market to grow 37% between 2013 and 2018

Wed, 7 Jul 2013

At present, Europe has the largest market for smart lighting especially in commercial industrial buildings, outdoor lighting, and automobiles applications.

Epi-wafer market to grow to $4 billion in 2020 as LED lighting zooms to $80 billion

Thu, 7 Jul 2013

GaN-on-Sapphire remain the entrenched incumbent; leading challenger GaN-on-silicon will gain only a 10 percent market share, Lux Research says.

Annual revenue for networked lighting controls will surpass $5.3B by 2020

Fri, 8 Aug 2013
The market for lighting controls in commercial buildings has entered a period of dramatic transformation, as the demand for both local controls rises.

New kind of ultraviolet LED could lead to portable, low-cost devices

Tue, 9 Sep 2013
Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology.

The US lighting control systems industry: A market in transition

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
The lighting control systems marketplace has been in a state of transition in recent years. Changing energy efficiency codes, new construction project increases, wireless technology benefits, increases in LED lighting adoption and conservation initiatives have been the key factors driving the growth of the lighting control systems market in the US.

LED applications to be key drivers for bulk GaN market

Thu, 10 Oct 2013
In either a cautious or a more aggressive scenario, LED applications will certainly be the key drivers for the bulk GaN market, according to Yole Développement.

QEOS announces advanced LED lighting system

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Quantum Electro Opto Systems Sdn. Bhd. (QEOS), a leading innovator in LED technology, announced today that it is entering the LED lighting and LED lighting systems business

SemiLEDs introduces 10W integrated RGBW LED

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
SemiLEDs Corporation today announced the introduction and release of the 10-Watt M63 RGBW integrated 6363 LED.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces next generation of high power LEDs

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
The improved efficacy helps lighting manufacturers use fewer LEDs in their system designs which translate to lower system costs.

Dow Corning newest moldable optical silicone expands options for more reliable LEDs

Tue, 11 Nov 2013
Dow Corning introduced new Dow Corning MS-2002 Moldable White Reflector Silicone here at Strategies in Light Europe 2013.

Rubicon Technology appoints Warren Stewart as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

Thu, 11 Nov 2013
Rubicon Technology, Inc. today announced that Warren S. Stewart III has joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately.

Nikkiso initiates shipments of deep ultraviolet LEDs

Thu, 12 Dec 2013
NIKKISO CO. has announced that it has initiated shipments of commercial LED product samples emitting at a range of wavelengths in the UVB and UVC spectral regimes for industrial, biomedical, and environmental applications.

GaN-on-silicon LEDs forecast to increase market share to 40% by 2020

Thu, 12 Dec 2013
The penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the light-emitting diode (LED) market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69 percent from 2013 to 2020, by which time they will account for 40 percent of all GaN LEDs manufactured.

Xicato expands and brings manufacturing to San Jose, California

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
Company more than doubles its space to accommodate new LED light module manufacturing line in Silicon Valley.

Universal Lighting Technologies announces corporate headquarters office relocation

Fri, 1 Jan 2014
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. is starting the year on a high note with the announcement of its new corporate headquarters at 51 Century Blvd., Suite 230 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Global LED chip market and forecast 2014

Fri, 1 Jan 2014
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global LED Chip Market & Forecasts Report, 2016" report to their offering.

Soraa launches high color rendering, line voltage GU10 230V LEDs

Wed, 1 Jan 2014
Soraa, a provider of in GaN on GaN LED technology, launched today the first line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps.

NIKKISO establishes new production facility for deep ultraviolet LEDs

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
The company will initiate production operations in mid 2014 and install an annual capacity in excess of 1 million units for its UVB and UVC LED illumination sources.

MCA appoints Brian Fisher as General Manager

Wed, 2 Feb 2014
MCA Public Relations announced it has launched a new solid-state lighting (SSL) practice specifically designed to target companies from the multiple segments of the SSL ecosystem to create unique branding and communications campaigns for each.

Soraa develops the world's most efficient LEDs

Mon, 2 Feb 2014
Soraa announced today the world’s most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market’s first full-visible-spectrum, large form factor lamps.

EVG and Brisbane Materials introduce novel anti-reflective coating solution for LED lighting applications

Tue, 2 Feb 2014
The jointly developed manufacturing solution enables lumen output increases of up to eight percent.

Cree introduces the industry's most powerful SiC Schottky diodes

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
Cree today introduced the new CPW5 Z-Rec high-power silicon-carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes, the industry’s first commercially available family of 50 Amp SiC rectifiers.

Double digit growth for China LED production in 2014

Mon, 3 Mar 2014
Following the boom in expansion of the Chinese LED market in 2011, many industry insiders and analysts speculated on whether the Chinese would be able to sustain the growth, or if many companies simply ordered an excessive amount of MOCVD reactors just to benefit from government subsidies.

GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well?

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost.

New technique makes LEDs brighter, more resilient

Fri, 3 Mar 2014
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid.

Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Kateeva announced that it has closed its Series D round with $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC).

Samsung introduces new flip chip LED packages

Thu, 3 Mar 2014
Samsung today introduced a new lineup of flip chip LED packages and modules offering enhanced design flexibility and a high degree of reliability.

Leti to demonstrate wireless high data rate Li-Fi prototype

Thu, 3 Mar 2014
CEA-Leti will demonstrate its new prototype for wireless high data rate Li-Fi (light fidelity) transmission at Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, March 30-April 4. The technology employs the high-frequency modulation capabilities of light-emitting diode (LED) engines used in commercial lighting.

Dow Corning moves to defend Chinese patent for LED optical silicone encapsulants

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
Dow Corning filed a complaint through its Chinese subsidiary and licensee with the Shanghai First Intermediate Court.

Epistar extends collaboration with Intermolecular

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
Intermolecular, Inc. today announced that Epistar Corp. and Intermolecular have signed a multi-year extension of their existing collaborative development program (CDP) and royalty-bearing IP licensing agreement to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of Epistar's light emitting diode (LED) devices.

More GaN-on-Si players on the playground, business is starting

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
GaN-on-Si is entering in production. Under this context, what is the patent situation?

Veeco appoints Shubham Maheshwari as chief financial officer

Tue, 5 May 2014
Mr. Maheshwari replaces David D. Glass, who announced his retirement from Veeco last December.

Cree announces low cost extended bandwidth GaN HEMT transistors

Wed, 5 May 2014
In response to broader bandwidth demand, Cree, Inc. introduces a family of GaN HEMT RF transistors that delivers industry-leading bandwidth and high efficiency performance to support today’s busy LTE networks.

Crystal IS primes for transition to commercial manufacturing

Tue, 5 May 2014
Crystal IS, a developer of the most effective UVC LEDs, today announced the appointment of John Gartner as its first vice president of operations.

Seoul Semiconductor launches high power Acrich package for outdoor lighting

Wed, 5 May 2014
Seoul Semiconductor this week announced the release of a new generation of Acrich MJT 5050 LEDs, with high lumen output, reliability, and cost performance optimized for the outdoor lighting market.

Samsung improves color rendering in its LED components

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has improved the light quality of its LED packages and modules based on a 90 CRI (Color Rendering Index) for use in advanced lighting applications.

Dow Corning silicone wins Innovation Award at 2014 LIGHTFAIR International

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
This marks the third time in two years that Dow Corning’s Moldable Silicone product technology has garnered top recognition during LIGHTFAIR International’s (LFI) annual awards.

Crystal IS introduces Optan LED technology

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
Crystal IS, a developer of high-performance ultraviolet (UVC) LEDs, this week announced availability of Optan.

Lighting accounted for one-quarter of all LED driver IC revenue in 2013

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on light-emitting diode (LED) drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business.

First Chinese supplier breaks into Top 10 LED rankings in 2013

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
China’s massive investments in light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturing capacity are paying off, with a Chinese company entering the top ranks of the global market for the first time ever

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ralph Weir as CEO

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of semiconductor heatsink technology, today announced that it has appointed semiconductor industry veteran Ralph Weir as its CEO.

Apple saved the sapphire industry in 2013 and could transform it in 2014

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
In 2013, Apple completely saved the sapphire industry. This year, in 2014, Apple could transform this industry. Will the revolution happen?

Seoul Semiconductor moves in to the Top 5 global LED manufacturers

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
This is a step up from the 2012 ranking of number five global LED manufacturer despite any internal captive revenue.

Finding the Achilles' heel of GaN-based LEDs in harsh radiation environments

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement energy than other semiconductor materials.

LightFair International 2015 call for speakers opens

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2015 Call for Speakers opens in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in New York May 3-7, 2015.

Ushio to expand solid-state light source business with Oclaro Japan acquisition

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
The closing of the transaction is expected to occur during the fourth calendar quarter of 2014.

Quantum Materials acquires Bayer Technology Services quantum dot patents

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
Quantum Materials Corporation today announced the purchase of five diverse sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the global technological backbone and major innovation driver for Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany.

SemiLEDs launches EF FlipChip LED series

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
SemiLEDs Corporation, a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, today announced sampling and volume availability of the first in its new Enhanced FlipChip, or EF, LED series.

Seoul Semiconductor launches smart lighting Acrich LED Light Engine

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
Seoul Semiconductor announced the release of a new LED light engine with Acrich 3 technology.

Cree SiC MOSFETs help power Japan’s growing solar energy infrastructure

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Cree, Inc. has announced that its C2M, 1200V, 80mOhm SiC MOSFETs have been selected by Sanix Corporation, Japan, to be designed into their new 9.9kW three-phase solar inverters for use in the construction of commercial photovoltaic systems in the fast-growing Japanese solar energy market.

Intematix and SABIC collaborate to deliver increased efficiency solutions for LED systems

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Intematix Corporation, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has collaborated with SABIC's Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear - a LED offering developed for the lighting industry.

Leti and LUCIOM focusing on high-data-rate bidirectional transceivers for enriched LiFi applications

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
CEA-Leti and LUCIOM, which develops visible-light communication using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have launched a project to develop high-data-rate LiFi transceivers.

New research proves whiteness and color rendering has strong effect on LED lamp preference

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today new psychophysical research proving that whiteness and color rendering have a strong effect on the perception of energy-efficient LED lighting.

In the LED packaging world, Flip Chip technology is rising

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
In the LED packaging world, a wind of change is blowing. A LED TV crisis, and new Chinese players have totally modified the LED industry and its supply chain.

Pixelligent Technologies announces $1.25M solid-state lighting award from the Department of Energy

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been selected for a Department of Energy (DOE) solid-state-lighting award to support the continued development of its OLED lighting application.

Advanced packaging technologies are changing the LED manufacturing supply chain

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
At the LED packaging equipment level, growth will return for the next three years.

Soraa founder wins Nobel Prize in physics

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today that one of its founders, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Seoul Semiconductor announces the mass production of the Acrich MJT 3030

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Seoul Semiconductor, a global LED manufacturer, announced the availability of Acrich MJT 3030 a new LED in the Acrich MJT product family which improves on performance and enables lower system costs.

LED Nobel Prize invention leads to $17.7B market and 250,000+ jobs

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics awarded today to three physicists for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) led to a significant breakthrough and paved the way for the creation of white light—a cleaner, more energy-efficient and longer-lasting source of illumination that also has generated a multibillion-dollar market and the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Revving up fluorescence for superfast LEDs

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal -- setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography.

Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Planar light source using a phosphor screen with highly crystalline single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as field emitters demonstrates its potential for energy-efficient lighting device.

Cree's new SC5 Technology Platform doubles light output to radically lower system cost

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
This new class of LEDs can reduce system costs by up to 40 percent in most lighting applications.

Intematix appoints Jerry Turin as CFO

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Intematix Corporation, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, today announced Jerry Turin as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

China’s LED fabs to install more than 1,000 MOCVD tools from 2014 to 2018

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
As a result of cost reduction and performance improvements, LED lighting is becoming more and more competitive in general lighting market.

Soraa solves compatibility issues by launching new constant current LED lamp

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Soraa announced today that it has introduced a perfectly compatible version of its award-winning MR16 LED lamp.

Samsung heats up indoor lighting market with 6W and 8W chip-on-board LED packages

Thu, 11 Nov 2014
Samsung Electronics Co. today introduced new chip-on-board (COB) LED package products, the LC006B and LC008B, with six and eight watts of power respectively.

Pixelligent closes $5.5M in funding

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear, nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in the Solid State Lighting and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $5.5 million in new equity funding.

Delivering new liquid metalorganic precursors to epi and CVD

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The case is made for delivering liquid precursors from a central delivery system to the epi/dep tool as a vapor of precisely-controlled composition.

Daintree Networks named to "50 Most Promising IoT Companies of 2014"

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Daintree Networks has been named by CIO Review Magazine as one of the '50 Most Promising Internet of Things (IoT) Companies 2014.'

LED manufacturing with NMP-free resist stripping

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
The use of a semi-aqueous organic film stripper and residue remover that does not contain N-Methyl-2 pyrrolidone (NMP) is compared with current NMP-based chemistry.

IoT's divergent needs will drive different types of technologies

Fri, 12 Dec 2014
Given the current buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT), it is easy to lose sight of the challenges – both economic and technical.

LED chipset demand growth primarily led by LED lighting industry

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The demand for LED chipsets, primarily for the LED lighting market, is forecast to increase substantially through 2018.

Internet of Things stimulates MEMS market

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
The explosive expansion of the Internet of things (IoT) is driving rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices in areas including asset-tracking systems, smart grids and building automation.

Shedding light on why blue LEDS are so tricky to make

Thu, 1 Jan 2015
Scientists at UCL, in collaboration with groups at the University of Bath and the Daresbury Laboratory, have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make, by revealing the complex properties of their main component - gallium nitride - using sophisticated computer simulations.

MagnaChip offers automotive semiconductor manufacturing process technology

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products announced today that it has started to offer 0.18um automotive qualified process technology to foundry customers focused on high reliability automotive semiconductor applications.

Solving an organic semiconductor mystery

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Berkeley Lab researchers uncover hidden structures in domain interfaces that hamper performance.

Ten lighting and LED trends to watch in 2015

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
The recent restructuring by major global lighting companies will allow LED makers to raise capital for investments in 2015.

Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.

Fairchild simplifies dimmable LED lighting design

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
Fairchild, a global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, today announced the FL7734 Phase-Cut Dimmable Single- Stage LED Driver.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Ewald Braith as Non-Exec Director

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm today announced that Ewald Braith has joined the board as a Non-Exec Director.

More than an alternative technology, UV LED technology finds its path

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Now established in UV curing, UV LED technology will find growth opportunities in disinfection and purification and new applications by 2017/2018.

Marktech Optoelectronics metal can packages incorporate Cree LED die

Mon, 2 Feb 2015
Marktech Optoelectronics, a supplier of visible and infrared LED products, introduces its latest series of high reliability metal can packages, which incorporate Cree’s LED die.

Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing one such material, molybdenum disulphide.

The future of electronics -- now in 2-D

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium--the material of 1940s transistors--into a potential replacement for silicon.

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

Fri, 2 Feb 2015
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate.

Marktech Optoelectronics adds miniature Point Source LED packages to product lineup

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Marktech Optoelectronics Corp. announces the addition of a PLCC-4 and miniature ceramic package to the 650nm and 850nm Point Source LED series.

Soraa appoints new Product Development Senior VP

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, announced today that Ann Reo has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Product Development.

Recovering economies driving growth in the industrial semiconductor market

Mon, 3 Mar 2015
The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years as revenue rises from $34.8 billion in 2013 to $55.2 billion in 2018.

The promising future of LEDs

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
In 2015, companies are not relying on more technical breakthroughs, except at the LED module level, where integration remains an important issue.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces new modules based on Acrich3 technology

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Seoul Semiconductor, a developer of LED technology, announced the availability of new Acrich3 modules for a wide range of residential and commercial lighting applications.

LEDs Taiwan opens today in Taipei

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
LED Taiwan, opening today at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, is Taiwan's only LED manufacturing-focused exposition.

Consider packaging requirements at the beginning, not the end, of the design cycle

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Consider these eight issues where the packaging team should be closely involved with the circuit design team.

San'an licenses Japanese LED patent portfolio to Luminus Devices

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
San'an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has licensed the United States patents of an LED patent portfolio it recently acquired from a major Japanese company to its subsidiary, Luminus Devices, Inc.

LED phosphors market: Strong price pressure stalls revenue growth but masks a more complex picture

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
While volumes are expected to more than double between 2015 and 2020, LED phosphor prices have declined dramatically, leading to a flat revenue outlook.

Opportunities in packaging are driving photolithography equipment demand

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Within the photolithography equipment market reaching $150M in 2014, advanced packaging applications experienced the strongest growth.

Quantum dots are finally ready for prime time

Tue, 5 May 2015
Quantum dots are finally ready for prime time and will exceed traditional phosphor revenue by 2020 by allowing LCD to compete with OLED in the race for the next display generation.

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Howard Ford as chairman

Thu, 5 May 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm today announced that Howard Ford has joined the board as chairman.

EV Group NILphotonics Competence Center sees strong demand For emerging photonic applications

Tue, 5 May 2015
Newly launched center assisting customers in developing products and applications in photonics; leads to multiple system orders.

Leti demos new process to fabricate high-brightness micro-LED arrays for next-gen head-mounted and head-up displays

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
CEA-Leti today announced that it has demonstrated a path to fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays for the next generation of wearable and nomadic systems in a process that is scalable to the IC manufacturing process.

Next-generation illumination using silicon quantum dot-based white-blue LED

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
A hybrid LED is expected to be a next-generation illumination device for producing flexible lighting and display, and this is achieved for the Si QD-based white-blue LED.

Three trends driving optoelectronics market growth through 2019

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Laser transmitters, CMOS image sensors, and high-brightness LEDs will be key to expansion.

World's thinnest lightbulb -- graphene gets bright

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
A team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) reported today that they have demonstrated -- for the first time -- an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.

Trans-Lux announces new LED manufacturing resources

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Trans-Lux today announced the opening of a new design and production facility in Shenzhen, China to complement its existing manufacturing operations in Des Moines, IA.

Pixelligent closes $3.4M in funding

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear, a producer of nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in LED lighting, OLED Lighting, and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $3.4 million in new funding.

Dow Corning granted Korean patent for LED optical silicone encapsulant technology

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
Dow Corning reported today that the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) granted a patent protecting the company’s high refractive index (RI) phenyl-based optical silicone encapsulant technology, which targets advanced LED lighting applications.

Aledia completes $31M Series B financing

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs based on its Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon platform, announced today the closing of its Series B financing round and the execution of development and supply contracts with major LED buyers.

Ultratech Cambridge NanoTech ships 400th ALD system

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
The system was purchased by the University of Michigan.

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light.

Photolithography equipment & materials market is attracting new players, but success is not guaranteed

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Growing photolithography equipment markets in advanced packaging, MEMS and LEDs are attracting new players; but they have to navigate complex roadmaps.

OEM Group expands wafer surface preparation services to UBLED processing

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today it has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio wet chemical processing system from several leading Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market.

Sticky tape and phosphorus the key to ultrathin solar cells

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Scientists studying thin layers of phosphorus have found surprising properties that could open the door to ultrathin and ultralight solar cells and LEDs.

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing.

Apple is using 20% of worldwide sapphire capacity – and that may be just the beginning

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
In 2015, 20 percent of sapphire will be used in Apple’s iPhone, for the camera lens, fingerprint readers and heart rate monitors covers, and the Apple watch’s window.

Pixelligent launches new PixClear light extraction materials for OLED lighting

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Pixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of high index materials for demanding optoelectronics applications, announces the addition of four new OLED lighting products to its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystal family.

New research may enhance display & LED lighting technology

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced some promising results toward that goal, developing a new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area.

SUSS MicroTec announces new competence-center for nanoimprint in North America

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
SUSS MicroTec, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are announcing a cooperation agreement in the field of nanoimprint technologies.

"Quantum dot" technology may help light the future

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating.

RayVio announces expansion of UV LED manufacturing capacity

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
RayVio Corporation, a developer of deep ultraviolet (UV) LEDs and integrated solutions, announced today that they are expanding their international sales force, and manufacturing capacity. The facility expansion at the original site is scheduled to be complete by year-end.

Turning clothing into information displays

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles.

New findings move flexible lighting technology toward commercial feasibility

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Next directions in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology for lighting identified in Journal of Photonics for Energy.

Researchers developed highly accurate method for measuring luminous efficacy of LEDs

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
Researchers at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a method which helps to improve the relative uncertainty in measuring the luminous efficacy of LEDs from approximately 5 percent of today to 1 percent in the future.

Silicone shines new light on optical applications

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
As a response to meet the increasing demands of cutting-edge LED technologies, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America has recently introduced its new optically clear LIMS (Liquid Injection Molding System) X-34-1972-3 material.

LG Innotek announces high power LED packages

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
LG Innotek announced that the company started to produce high-power LED packages (H35C4 Series) featuring 180lm/W.

Two polymer-blend could boost efficiency of LEDs

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
A blend of two polymers can be used to boost the efficiency of LEDs, according to a research study published in the journal Applied Materials Today.

Applied Materials advances OLED display manufacturing for flexible mobile products and curved TVs

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Applied Materials, Inc. unveiled two new systems that enable the volume production of high-resolution, thin and lightweight flexible OLED displays for mobile products and TVs.

Imec and Ghent University present thermoplastically deformable electronic circuits

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
imec and CMST have developed a novel technology for thermoplastically deformable electronics enabling low-cost 2.5D free-form rigid electronic objects.

Quantum dots making inroads in displays

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
As part of a new market report, IDTechEx Research has looked at quantum dots' impact on the display industry. Is this the technology that will enable LCD to rival OLED?

LED driver and chipset market to reach US$11.99 billion globally by 2021, Transparency Market Research

Wed, 10 Oct 2015
The global LED Driver and Chipset market was valued at US$2.80 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach US$11.99 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 23.2% from 2015 to 2021.

Pixelligent introduces OLED light extraction technology at 2015 OLEDs World Summit

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Pixelligent announced the development of a new OLED light extraction technology that dramatically increases light output in OLED Lighting devices.

Soraa announces LED manufacturing expansion in Syracuse, NY

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
Soraa announced that it will open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Syracuse, New York.

Plasma-Therm acquires plasma processing technology from Nanoplas France

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
Plasma-Therm announced that it has acquired a High Density Radical Flux plasma technology that enables low-temperature Bosch polymer removal.

Pixelligent launches new PixClear Dispersions for display and printed electronics

Wed, 11 Nov 2015
Pixelligent launched a new family of PixClear materials for display and optical components and films.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
Sapphire is hard, strong, optically transparent and chemically inert.

Flip chip technology: Which companies will invest to support the growth?

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
Due to the growth of the semiconductor business, the wider adoption of Cu pillar solutions and the introduction of Flip Chip technology for LED and CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) applications, the Flip Chip market is expending.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries: Part 2

Tue, 11 Nov 2015
The use of sapphire in the manufacturing of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is covered in the second part of a two part series.

Nanotherm scoops Elektra 'LED Product of the Year' award

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of thermal management technology, has won the "LED Lighting Product of the Year" award at the 2015 Elektra Awards for its "Nanotherm DM" product.

Exploring the limits for high-performance LEDs and solar cells

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
Hybrid optoelectronic devices based on blends of hard and soft semiconductors can combine the properties of the two material types, opening the possibility for devices with novel functionality and properties, such as cheap and scalable solution-based processing methods.

Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electronic devices

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, lets light through without hampering the flow of electricity, a step that could increase efficiency in such devices.

Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
While oxygen can impede the effectiveness of gallium nitride (GaN), an enabling material for LEDs, small amounts of oxygen in some cases are needed to enhance the devices' optical properties.

How copper makes organic light-emitting diodes more efficient

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), CYNORA, and the University of St Andrews have now measured the underlying quantum mechanics phenomenon of intersystem crossing in a copper complex.

New LED with luminescent proteins

Wed, 1 Jan 2016
Scientists from Germany and Spain have discovered a way to create a BioLED by packaging luminescent proteins in the form of rubber.

SEMICON Korea opening: Memory and mobility drive IC manufacturing

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
SEMICON Korea 2016 at COEX in Seoul opens tomorrow with more than 540 exhibiting companies and an expected 40,000 attendees.

Quantum dot market worth $4.6B by 2021

Fri, 1 Jan 2016
The global value of quantum dot markets was $306 million USD in 2014 and is expected at $4.6 billion USD over the forecast period due to the subsequent generation device, display, and system activated by quantum dot.

Ultratech announces promotion of two executives

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
Ultratech, Inc., a supplier of lithography, laser processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high­brightness LEDs (HB­ LEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced the promotion of two of its executives.

SEMI launches new integrated packaging assembly and test group

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
SEMI announced today the launch of the European Semiconductor integrated Packaging and Test (ESiPAT) Special Interest Group.

Veeco announces collaboration with imec to drive performance gains in GaN-based power devices

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
The collaboration is expected to accelerate the development of highly-efficient, Gallium Nitride (GaN) based, power electronic devices using GaN Epi wafers created using Veeco's Propel Power GaN MOCVD system.

LED Taiwan 2016 to kick off in Taipei in April

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
LED Taiwan will be held at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei on April 13-16.

Artificial control of exciplexes opens possibilities for new electronics

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
Researchers at Kyushu University were able to widely vary the emission color and efficiency of OLEDs.

Soraa supports TM-30 as a superior color test for the lighting industry

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
Soraa, a developer of GaN on GaN LED technology, today announces its support for advances in color science and the new TM-30 method released by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

The United States leads growing global industrial semiconductor market

Tue, 3 Mar 2016
The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), as revenue rises from $43.5 billion in 2014 to $59.5 billion in 2019.

Samsung and Daintree partner to advance smart building IoT

Thu, 3 Mar 2016
Samsung Electronics Co. and Daintree Networks said they are collaborating on joint solutions involving Samsung's smart lighting module (SLM).

Becoming crystal clear

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
UCSB researchers identify specific defects in LED diodes that lead to less efficient solid state lighting.

Quantum dots enhance light-to-current conversion in layered semiconductors

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
Harnessing the power of the sun and creating light-harvesting or light-sensing devices requires a material that both absorbs light efficiently and converts the energy to highly mobile electrical current.

LED Taiwan kicks off in grand style

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
The most influential LED exhibition in Taiwan adds pavilions for power devices and LED components.

Dow Corning previews upcoming products, showcases optical silicones benefits at LIGHTFAIR 2016

Tue, 4 Apr 2016
Dow Corning will present an exclusive glimpse of upcoming products and technologies at LIGHTFAIR International 2016.

Monolithic Schottky diode in ST F7 LV MOSFET technology: Performance improvement in application

Wed, 5 May 2016
Standard solutions and devices are compared to a 60 V MOSFET with monolithic Schottky diode as evaluated in SMPS and motor control environments.

$88M in Series E financing for OLED production equipment maker, Kateeva

Thu, 5 May 2016
Kateeva today announced that it has closed its Series E funding round with $88 million in new financing.

Automotive LED industry drivers: Disruptive technologies and consumer behavior changes

Fri, 5 May 2016
The lighting market for automotive applications should reach a 23.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2015-2121 reaching a US$27.7 billion market in 2021.

Engineers discover a new gatekeeper for light

Fri, 5 May 2016
Finding paves the way for devices that switch quickly between transparency and opacity to specific forms of light.

Equipment spending up: 19 new fabs and lines to start construction

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to gain momentum through the end of the year. For 2016, 1.5 percent growth over 2015 is expected while 13 percent growth is forecast in 2017.

The sapphire industry: What’s next?

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Almost two years after GTAT’s bankruptcy, the sapphire industry is still there. Its decor and characters have, of course, changed but the story is still unfolding.

Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Study addresses instability issues with organometal-halide perovskites, a promising class of materials for solar cells, LEDs, and other applications.

WPG Americas Inc. announces distribution agreement with Seoul Semiconductor

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
WPG Americas Inc. announced today it has signed a new agreement with Seoul Semiconductor the world's fifth largest LED supplier to distribute their full complete line of products.

Ultratech enables world's lowest contact resistivity for finFETs with LXA melt laser annealing technology

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
This record achievement, as well as additional results, was presented in a paper at the 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits held June 13-17, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Samsung introduces new line-up of LED components for automotive lighting, featuring chip-scale packaging

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has introduced “Fx-CSP,” a line-up of LED packages which features chip-scale packaging and flexible circuit board technology, for use in automotive lighting applications.

SiC power business is a reality

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
Today, SiC benefits are not a secret anymore and progressively lot of industries are considering the development of new products including SiC technologies.

Ultratech receives multiple system, follow-on order for fan-out wafer-level packaging applications

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Ultratech's AP300 lithography systems will be used for next-generation, high-volume, fan-out wafer-level packaging applications.

Molecular switch for controlling color and fluorescence

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
A collaboration of researchers from Kumamoto, Yamaguchi, and Osaka Universities in Japan have discovered a new method of drastically changing the color and fluorescence of a particular compound using only oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2) gases.

GaN substrate market is estimated to be worth over $4B by 2020

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
The gallium nitride (GaN) substrates market is set to cross $4 billion USD by 2020, according to the market research report from IndustryARC.

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes.

Two become one: How to turn green light blue

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
Metal-organic frameworks with a piggyback structure open up new possibilities for solar cells and LEDs -- publication in the Advanced Materials scientific journal.

Epistar orders multiple Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD systems to meet demand for LED lighting applications

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that Epistar Corporation has ordered multiple TurboDisc EPIK 700 GaN MOCVD Systems for the production of LEDs.

Advanced materials manufacturer Pixelligent closes $10.4M in funding

Mon, 8 Aug 2016
Pixelligent Technologies, a developer of high-index advanced materials for solid state lighting and display applications and producer of PixClear products, announced today that it closed $10.4 million in new funding.

IHS Markit releases ranking of Top LED suppliers

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
IHS Markit released its annual 2015 revenue-share ranking of the top LED suppliers in backlighting, automotive, lighting and other applications.

Following the UV curing boom, disinfection and purification applications are finally ready to take off

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
In a short term, UV curing will drive the UV LED market, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its new LED report entitled UV LEDs: Technology, Manufacturing and Applications Trends.

Samsung introduces high-performance LED linear modules for indoor lighting applications

Fri, 8 Aug 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced “H-series Gen 3,” a new line-up of LED linear modules that features high efficacy and enables easy replacement of fluorescent lights with LED lamps.

The sapphire industry: Back to the future

Thu, 9 Sep 2016
“The sapphire industry is still plagued by overcapacity and rapid price declines,” asserts Yole Développement (Yole) in its latest report Sapphire Applications & Market 2016: LED & Consumer Electronics.

IC Insights updates semiconductor outlook for Internet of Things

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
Lower sales projections for connected cities leads to reduced semiconductor IoT market forecast.

New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
"Promising" and "remarkable" are two words U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory scientist Javier Vela uses to describe recent research results on organolead mixed-halide perovskites.

Moore's Law did indeed stop at 28nm

Mon, 9 Sep 2016
As we have predicted two and a half years back, the industry is bifurcating, and just a few products pursue scaling to 7nm while the majority of designs stay on 28nm or older nodes.

Solid State Technology announces expanded conference for The ConFab 2017

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
The conference and networking event, will be held at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego on May 14-17, 2017.

Samsung introduces LED modules based on chip scale packaging for spotlights and downlights

Thu, 10 Oct 2016
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a new line-up of chip scale package (CSP) LED modules for spotlights and downlights that features color tunability and increased design compatibility.

Sapphire industry: More than just LEDs

Fri, 10 Oct 2016
LED remains the dominant sapphire application in 2016. Overall, rates of usage in smartwatches have been disappointing and have decreased below 2015 levels.

Trace metal recombination centers kill LED efficiency

Fri, 11 Nov 2016
UCSB researchers warn that trace amounts of transition metal impurities act as recombination centers in gallium nitride semiconductors.

New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas

Tue, 11 Nov 2016
Nanotech enables powerful and portable sterilization equipment.

LED packaging: New relays of growth are required for LED companies to survive

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
According to Yole’s analysts, the packaged LED market represented a revenue of nearly US$15.7 billion in 2015. This industry should grow to a size of nearly US$18.2 billion by 2020.

Cree announces the next generation of extreme high power LEDs

Wed, 12 Dec 2016
The new XHP50.2 LED enables lighting manufacturers to quickly improve the performance of existing XHP50 lighting designs.

LEDs and power electronic innovations are converging to handle module-level thermal management

Thu, 12 Dec 2016
In 2015, all economic indicators pointed to continued market growth for both industries, power electronics and LED, especially with IGBT modules boosted by EV/HEV industry and general lighting applications, a killer application for LEDs since 2012.

62 new facilities start operation 2017 and beyond

Mon, 12 Dec 2016
Data from SEMI’s recently updated World Fab Forecast report reveal that 62 new Front End facilities will begin operation between 2017 and 2020.

Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH announces new CEO

Tue, 12 Dec 2016
Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from November 11, 2016.

A year in review: Top 10 stories of 2016

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
From the ground-breaking research breakthroughs to the shifting supplier landscape, these are the stories the Solid State Technology audience read the most during 2016.

Miniscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Wolfspeed introduces new SiC MOSFET for EV drive trains

Wed, 1 Jan 2017
New 900V, 10mΩ chip enables new improvements in range, battery usage and vehicle design.

Dow Corning expands LED packaging design options with launch of new silicone coatings

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Dow Corning significantly expanded the design flexibilities for LED packaging manufacturers today with the addition of three new highly reflective silicone coatings to its fast-growing portfolio of advanced LED solutions.

New report from IHS Markit names top four trends driving the IoT in 2017 and beyond

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Fueled by lightning-fast demand for ubiquitous connectivity, the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices globally will jump by 15 percent year-over-year to 20 billion in 2017, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

Amtech announces large orders for high throughput PECVD systems and bi-facial n-type technology

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Amtech Systems, Inc. today announced fiscal year 2017 year-to-date order bookings through January 20, 2017 are approximately $84 million.

Imec introduces new snapshot multispectral image sensor that combines color and near-infrared imaging

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
At next week’s SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, imec, a research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, will introduce a new image sensor with integrated color (Red Green Blue, RGB) and narrow-band near-infrared (NIR) filters.

ISS Europe 2017: European innovation leadership

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
Electronics manufacturing solutions for Automotive, Smart Manufacturing and Healthcare enabling the future of European technology.

Executive viewpoints: 2017 outlook

Wed, 1 Jan 2017
Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2017.

Do not go where the path may lead

Fri, 1 Jan 2017
What follows, in Part 1 of this two-part article, is a quick look back at the industry in 2016 and the road ahead in 2017 followed by what SEMI achieved in 2016 and where SEMI’s road will lead in 2017 to keep pace our industry charging forward where there is no path.

The world's smallest reflector-type high brightness 3-color LED

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
ROHM has recently announced the availability of an ultra-compact reflector-type LED optimized for consumer devices such as matrix light sources for gaming and wearables that demand increased miniaturization.

SEMI 2020: "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind"

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” was how I started last week’s article. In that article we looked back on 2016 and the incredible progress of the industry and how it continually cuts new trail and keeps moving at the speed of Moore’s Law.

1000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
The electronic data connections within microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology have created a light source that has the right characteristics: a nano-LED that is 1000 times more efficient than its predecessors, and is capable of handling gigabits per second.

Leti presents first-ever results in LED pixelization & record high-resolution for micro-displays at Photonics West

Fri, 2 Feb 2017
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has developed a μLED fabrication process to create high-resolution arrays at 10-micron pitch.

Veeco enters into agreement to acquire Ultratech

Fri, 2 Feb 2017
The Boards of Directors of both Veeco and Ultratech have unanimously approved the transaction.

Entegris announces higher-purity gas purification system platform with expanded manufacturing in Asia

Tue, 2 Feb 2017
New media provides yield improvements in systems for advanced semiconductor and LED applications.

Intel announces $7B investment in next-gen semiconductor fab in Arizona

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
The announcement was made by U.S. President Donald Trump and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the White House.

Brighter shine for LEDs with Picosun ALD

Mon, 2 Feb 2017
Picosun Oy, a provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology, announced a collaboration with Osram Opto Semiconductors and other partners to create a new generation of advanced LED lighting solutions.

Seoul Semiconductor starts mass production of its patented filament LEDs

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
Seoul Semiconductor announced the immediate start of the mass production of its LED chip-on-board package for use in LED filament bulbs, a market currently estimated to be $1.3 billion globally.

LG Innotek unveils the world's first 70mW UV-C LED

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 70mw UV-C LED for sterilization applications.

Dow Corning further expands design freedoms for LED packaging with five new optical silicone encapsulants

Wed, 3 Mar 2017
Dow Corning further expanded the design flexibilities for LED packaging manufacturers today with the addition of five new optical encapsulants (OEs) to its portfolio of advanced LED solutions.

Seoul Semiconductor Europe introduces reference modules for its Wicop LEDs

Thu, 3 Mar 2017
Seoul Semiconductor Europe, a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. today announced the availability of reference modules based on its package-free Wicop LEDs.

Group blazes path to efficient, eco-friendly deep-ultraviolet LED

Fri, 3 Mar 2017
A Cornell-led group has demonstrated the ability to produce deep-ultraviolet emission using an LED light source, potentially solving several problems related to quantum efficiency of current devices.

SEMICON China 2017 opens tomorrow in Shanghai

Mon, 3 Mar 2017
Over 60,000 attendees are expected at SEMICON China opening tomorrow at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

The repulsion trick: A self-solving puzzle for organic molecules

Thu, 3 Mar 2017
Jülich researchers have succeeded in controlling the growth of organic molecules using a special trick.

Cree launches the industry’s brightest and most efficient royal blue LED

Fri, 3 Mar 2017
Cree, Inc. announces the new XLamp XP-G3 Royal Blue LED, the industry’s highest performing Royal Blue LED.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes move toward normal growth rates

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
Weakness in high-brightness LEDs lowered optoelectronics in 2016 while sensors/actuators got a needed boost from improved pricing.

LED Taiwan opens tomorrow in Taipei

Tue, 4 Apr 2017
With a combined 500 booths, the exhibitions and conferences of LED Taiwan, opening tomorrow in Taipei, will attract over 12,000 visitors.

Seoul Semiconductor files patent infringement lawsuit in Germany asserting infringement of its high-power LED technology

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
On March 31, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (Seoul) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronics Inc. (Mouser), a global electronic components distributor, asserting infringement of an LED patent.

LG Innotek launches UV LED module for sterilizing water purifier faucets

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
LG Innotek succeeded in mass-producing ultraviolet (UV) LED module that sterilizes the inside of water purifier faucet aerators.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2017: Disruption and the value of digital transformation in manufacturing

Mon, 4 Apr 2017
At SEMICON Southeast Asia 2017, Dr. Chen Fusen, CEO of Kulicke & Soffa Pte Ltd, Singapore, will give a keynote on digital transformation in the manufacturing sector.

What is your China strategy?

Sun, 10 Oct 2016
Equipment vendors have a lot on their plates now, with memory customers pushing 3D NAND, foundries advancing to the 7 nm node, and 200mm fabs clamoring to come up with hard-to-find tools.

Light and sound: LEDs seen acoustically

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
Many LED failures are the result of voids or other gap-type anomalies that block heat flow from the die.

2017FLEX Korea: First flexible hybrid electronics conference in Korea

Wed, 5 May 2017
Today FlexTech, A SEMI Strategic Association Partner, announced the full agenda for the inaugural flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) conference coming up on May 31-June 1 in Seoul at COEX Exhibition Center.

Dow Corning CL-1000 optical silicone binder extends thermal and optical performance for chip-scale LED package designs

Fri, 6 Jun 2017
Dow Corning today introduced Dow Corning CL-1000 Optical Silicone Binder, a new, more thermally stable, high refractive index (RI) material available only in China that is formulated to expand design options for high-power chip-scale LED packaging (CSP).

Osram's next-generation of LEDs set new standards in miniaturization

Wed, 6 Jun 2017
Osram Opto Semiconductors today presented the latest generation of surface-mountable LED, the Topled E1608, with a package smaller than its predecessor models by a factor of 20.

Samsung achieves 220 lumens per watt with new mid-power LED package

Thu, 6 Jun 2017
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has begun mass producing a new mid-power LED package, the LM301B, which features the industry's highest luminous efficacy of 220 lumens per watt.

Pixelligent Technologies named 2017 Manufacturer of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

Mon, 6 Jun 2017
It won this award in the small/midsize company category for companies with revenues under $1B, for its PixClearProcess that is revolutionizing chemical composite technology.

Umicore inaugurates new production facility in Germany

Thu, 6 Jun 2017
Umicore’s business unit Precious Metals Chemistry today inaugurated its production unit for advanced metal organic precursor technologies used in the semiconductor and LED markets.

Pixelligent Technologies awarded $2.15M in grant funding from U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Pixelligent Technologies, a nanocomposite advanced materials manufacturer, announced today that it has been awarded grant funding from the Department of Energy SBIR program and the Department of Defense STTR program, that totals a combined $2.15 million

Harnessing hopping hydrogens for high-efficiency OLEDs

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Researchers at Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) demonstrated that a molecule that slightly changes its chemical structure before and after emission can achieve a high efficiency in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

TrendForce reports 'micro LED-like' products will be available in 2018

Fri, 7 Jul 2017
Breakthroughs in mass transfer have yet to materialize.

Seoul Semiconductor achieves continuous revenue growth

Tue, 8 Aug 2017
The year over year rise in automotive lighting sales proved highly profitable for the company.

Infrared laser: At the heart of the industry in coming years

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
In a depressed visible LED industry, manufacturers are looking at new opportunities to increase their revenues and margins. In this context, the IR LED market is perceived as a potential new ‘blue ocean’ with attractive opportunities for those players.

ROHM's new ultra-compact low profile 2-color chip LEDs

Thu, 8 Aug 2017
Industry-small form factor contributes to thinner, more vibrant displays in industrial and consumer devices.

Samsung’s new Q-series LED linear modules offer superior efficacy to improve premium indoor lighting

Thu, 8 Aug 2017
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the “Q-series,” a new line-up of LED linear modules for use in premium indoor luminaire applications where an exceptionally high level of light efficacy* is required.

Seoul Semiconductor files patent litigation for infringement of 12 Acrich patents

Tue, 9 Sep 2017
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced on Sept. 19, 2017 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit, together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., against Archipelago Lighting, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Laser marking meets diverse challenges in fab and packaging

Fri, 9 Sep 2017
The basics of laser marking are reviewed, as well as current and emerging laser technologies.

Cree names Gregg Lowe as CEO

Mon, 9 Sep 2017
Mr. Lowe succeeds Chuck Swoboda, per the transition plan announced in May.

With more than $4B revenue, the LED lighting module market is showing attractive perspectives

Thu, 9 Sep 2017
The LED lighting module industry is showing the emergence of innovative functions and the introduction of new market segments including automotive, smart lighting and horticultural markets.

Solar-Tectic LLC receives patent for III-V thin-film tandem high-performance solar cell and LED technology

Thu, 9 Sep 2017
The patent, the first ever for a thin III-V layer on crystalline silicon thin-film, covers group III-V elements such as Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), and Indium Gallium Phosphide (InGaP), for the top layer, as well as all inorganic materials, including, silicon, germanium, etc., for the bottom layer.

SSL technologies enable the development of new functionalities in automotive lighting

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
The automotive lighting market totaled US$25.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach US$35.9 billion in 2022, with a 5.7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022.

WIN Semiconductors enhances 0.25µm GaN power process

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
The NP25 technology provides 28-volt operation with superior power density and efficiency for demanding power applications through Ku-band.

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity

Fri, 10 Oct 2017
A total of 25 new 300mm wafer fabs is expected between 2016 and 2021 as the outlook for 450mm wafers fades.

The stacked color sensor

Thu, 11 Nov 2017
True colors meet minimization.

SEMICON Europa 2017: Keynotes announced

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Showcasing critical issues shaping the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain.

2017 IEDM features rich technical program, focus sessions

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Each year at the IEDM, the world's best technologists in micro/nano/bioelectronics converge to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with other events.

Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers.

Seoul Semiconductor's Horticultural Series LEDs deliver entire spectrum from UV-C to far-red

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
The newly-introduced Horticultural Series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor represent the only LED manufacturer to provide the entire spectrum of solid state lighting sources for the efficient growth and propagation of plants.

Power GaN: Everything is in place for volume production

Wed, 10 Oct 2017
Yole projects the explosion of the market with 84% CAGR between 2017 and 2022. The market value will so reach US$ 450 million at the end of the period.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes climb

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
The O-S-D market segments are growing at above average rates in 2017 and all three are expected to reach new record highs for the first time in six years, says new update.

Veeco and ALLOS demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si performance to enable micro-LED adoption

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today the completion of a strategic initiative with ALLOS Semiconductors (ALLOS) to demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si wafers for Blue/Green micro-LED production.

Pixelligent Technologies appoints Alain Harrus and Gene Banucci to its Board of Directors

Tue, 11 Nov 2017
Pixelligent Technologies announced today it has named Alain Harrus, Ph.D. and Gene Banucci, Ph.D. to the Pixelligent Board of Directors.

Tech increases microfluidic research data output 100-fold

Thu, 11 Nov 2017
Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, as compared to the previous industry standard. The novel technology has already led to a new discovery: the speed of mixing ingredients for quantum dots used in LEDs changes the color of light they emit - even when all other variables are identical.

SunLike series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor deliver natural spectrum human-centric lighting sources

Mon, 11 Nov 2017
Seoul Semiconductor exhibited its new SunLike Series LEDs, the world's first LED to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight, at the recent Professional Lighting Design Conference.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces an Acrich-based compact LED lriver with 5X the power density of conventional drivers

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
Seoul Semiconductor has developed an ultra-compact LED driver series with a power density 5X higher than conventional LED drivers.

Transphorm secures investment from Yaskawa Electric

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
Transphorm Inc. announced it received a $15 million investment from Yaskawa Electric Corporation.

Atomistic calculations predict that boron incorporation increases the efficiency of LEDs

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
Using predictive atomistic calculations and high-performance supercomputers at the NERSC computing facility, researchers Logan Williams and Emmanouil Kioupakis at the University of Michigan found that incorporating the element boron into the widely used InGaN (indium-gallium nitride) material can keep electrons from becoming too crowded in LEDs, making the material more efficient at producing light.

TI's new automotive LED lighting controller puts the power in designers' hands

Fri, 12 Dec 2017
Texas Instruments introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode (LED) controller without internal MOSFETs which gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs.

Cree launches industry's first extreme density LED

Thu, 12 Dec 2017
The XLamp XD16 LED delivers a lumen density of more than 284 lumens per square-millimeter, which is the highest level achieved by a commercially available lighting-class LED.

AMEC wins injunction in patent infringement dispute with Veeco

Mon, 12 Dec 2017
The injunction prohibits Veeco Shanghai from importing, manufacturing, selling or offering for sale to any third party any MOCVD systems and wafer carriers used in the MOCVD systems that would infringe AMEC’s patent CN 202492576 in China.

Largest SEMICON China ever targets industry growth

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
More than 70,000 players in the electronics manufacturing industry are expected to descend upon SEMICON China for technology and innovation insights to accelerate already strong industry growth.

LEDs took half a billion tons of carbon dioxide from the sky in 2017

Fri, 12 Dec 2017
The use of LEDs to illuminate buildings and outdoor spaces reduced the total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of lighting by an estimated 570 million tons in 2017.

Extremely bright and fast light emission

Thu, 1 Jan 2018
An international team of researchers from ETH Zurich, IBM Research Zurich, Empa and four American research institutions have found the explanation for why a class of nanocrystals that has been intensively studied in recent years shines in such incredibly bright colours.

Expanded SiC Schottky diode line from Littelfuse reduces switching losses, increases efficiency and robustness

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
Littelfuse, Inc. today introduced four new series of 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky Diodes from its GEN2 product family, which was originally released in May 2017.

Researchers propose new gas-solid reaction for high-speed perovskite photodetector

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
The gas-solid reaction method provides a full coverage of the perovskite film and avoids the damage from the organic solvent, which is beneficial for the light capture and electrons transportation, resulting in a faster response time and stability for the perovskite photodetector.

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films - the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED).

Turbulent times ahead for trade

Thu, 1 Jan 2018
International trade is one of the best tools to spur growth and create high-skill and high-paying jobs. Over 40 million American jobs rely on trade, and this is particularly true in the semiconductor supply chain. Over the past three decades, the semiconductor industry has averaged nearly double-digit growth rates in revenue and, by 2030, the semiconductor supply chain is forecast to reach $1 trillion.

Sino IP office rules in favor of AMEC by rendering Veeco Instruments' susceptorless reactor patent invalid

Mon, 1 Jan 2018
Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. today announced that the Patent Re-examination Board (PRB) of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in China, ruled on Jan. 23 that all patent claims relating to patent number ZL 01822507.1 held by Veeco Instruments Inc. are invalid.

Seoul Semiconductor achieves $1.04B record annual revenues for fiscal year 2017

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
The 16% rise in consolidated revenues far exceeds the industry average, which grew 2% during the same period.

A crystal method

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
UCSB researchers unlock another piece of the puzzle that is crystal growth.

Annual semiconductor sales increase 21.6%, top $400B for first time

Mon, 2 Feb 2018
Global industry posts highest-ever annual, quarterly, and monthly sales.

Seoul Semiconductor files third patent infringement litigation against Mouser for sale of Everlight products in Italy

Fri, 2 Feb 2018
According to the complaint, Seoul has asserted that Mouser is liable for selling such LED products that infringe Seoul's patent rights. Based on the alleged infringement, Seoul has sought a permanent injunction, damages, withdrawal from the market, and destruction of such products.

Smart lighting market to grow at 21.50% CAGR to 2023

Fri, 2 Feb 2018
ReportsnReports.com adds Smart Lighting Market is forecast to reach $20.98 billion by 2023 from $7.93 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 21.50% during (2018-2023) driven by the modernization and development of infrastructure to transform cities into smart cities, need for energy-efficient lighting systems, increasing adoption and decreasing cost of LEDs, increased demand for intelligent solutions for street lighting systems, and growing awareness about energy savings among consumers and governments worldwide.

Cree, Inc. announces long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement with Infineon

Mon, 2 Feb 2018
Cree, Inc. announces that it signed a strategic long-term agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to Infineon Technologies AG.

Executive viewpoints: 2018 outlook

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2018.

Kevin Martin joins Lumileds as SVP of Quality

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
Lumileds announced the appointment of Kevin Martin as Senior Vice President of Quality, effective March 1. Martin has over 30 years of experience in Quality, most recently serving as VP of Global Quality at Flextronics.

Samsung enhances chip-scale LED package lineup with industry’s highest luminous efficacies

Thu, 3 Mar 2018
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that it has achieved the industry’s highest light efficacies for its fillet-enhanced chip-scale package (FEC) LED lineup.

UCLA researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials

Fri, 3 Mar 2018
New kinds of 'superlattices' could lead to improvements in electronics, from transistors to LEDs.

Si2 approves two IC design simulation standards for fast-growing gallium nitride market

Wed, 3 Mar 2018
The Silicon Integration Initiative's (Si2) Compact Model Coalition (CMC) has approved two integrated circuit design simulation standards that target the fast-growing global market for gallium nitride semiconductors.

SPONSORED: At LED Expo Thailand 2018, exhibition space is filling up fast. Hurry, book your space now!

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
The 6th annual LED Expo Thailand 2018, which is aimed at bringing together LED & lighting industry with buyers, specialists and suppliers to the Challenger 1, IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10-12, 2018.

SEMICON West 2018 to spotlight smart technologies, workforce development

Tue, 3 Mar 2018
SEMICON West has opened registration for the July 10-12, 2018, exposition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Apple developing all key elements of microLED display technology

Thu, 3 Mar 2018
If we did not know before, now we are all aware: microLEDs for display applications is a very hot topic and Apple is strongly commited to the development of its own technology.

Osram and Continental sign joint venture contract

Tue, 4 Apr 2018
Technology companies Osram and Continental have successfully completed negotiations on their joint venture, which is expected to begin operations in the second half of calendar year 2018.

U.S. federal government R&D spending for 2018 finalized

Fri, 4 Apr 2018
Although many months past due, Congress on March 23 finalized the federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018, only hours before a what would have been the third government shutdown of the year.

ON Semiconductor selects Veeco tool for GaN electronics manufacturing

Tue, 4 Apr 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. today announced that ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) has ordered its Propel High-volume Manufacturing (HVM) Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system.

Veeco wins compound semiconductor industry innovation award

Wed, 4 Apr 2018
Flexible GENxcel™ MBE Deposition System earns Veeco its fourth Innovation Award in seven years.

Cree licenses GaN power patents to Nexperia

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
Cree, Inc. announces that it signed a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Nexperia BV, a Dutch company.

Toyoda Gosei achieves state-of-the-art high current operation with vertical GaN power semiconductor

Mon, 4 Apr 2018
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has achieved state-of-the-art high current operation in a vertical GaN power semiconductor developed using gallium nitride (GaN), a main material in blue LEDs.

Pixelligent Technologies closes $7.6M round of investments

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
Latest funding will accelerate product commercialization and global customer adoption.

Building crystals on a very hot surface

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
A chemical reactor that operates at extremely high temperatures is being developed by KAUST and could improve the efficiency and economy of a commonly used process in the semiconductor industry, with flow-on benefits for Saudi Arabia's chemical industry.

Global, U.S. electronics supply chains see healthy midyear business conditions

Fri, 5 May 2018
The first quarter of this year was very strong globally, with growth across the entire electronics supply chain.

Kulicke & Soffa further extends LED capabilities

Tue, 5 May 2018
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Idaho, US based Rohinni LLC (Rohinni), to facilitate the design, commercialization and distribution of next-generation micro and mini LED solutions.

Understanding light-induced electrical current in atomically thin nanomaterials

Wed, 5 May 2018
Scientists demonstrated that scanning photocurrent microscopy could provide the optoelectronic information needed to improve the performance of devices for power generation, communications, data storage, and lighting.

Lumentum orders Veeco MOCVD system

Wed, 5 May 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that Lumentum Holdings Inc. has ordered the Veeco K475i™Arsenide/Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for production of its advanced semiconductor components.

OLEDs become brighter and more durable

Tue, 5 May 2018
Layers made as ultrastable glasses improve device performance.

MIT researchers devise new way to make light interact with matter

Mon, 6 Jun 2018
Reducing the wavelength of light could allow it to be absorbed or emitted by a semiconductor, study suggests.

ON Semiconductor announces SiC diodes for demanding automotive applications

Tue, 6 Jun 2018
Lower losses and higher switching deliver highly efficient, space-saving solutions and reduced overall system costs.

Led by Texas Instruments, the industrial semiconductor market grew nearly 12% in 2017

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
Analog Devices jumped to second in the market share ranking, after its acquisition of Linear Technology.

Cree announces CFO transition plan

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Cree, Inc. today announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mike McDevitt will retire from his executive positions following a transition period.

Aledia selects Veeco Propel GaN MOCVD platform for large wafer 3D LED production

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. has selected Veeco’s Propel GaN MOCVD system to support advanced research and development.

Global LED market 2018-2022 to post a CAGR of 16%

Tue, 6 Jun 2018
Technavio analysts forecast the global LED market to post a CAGR of more than 16% during the forecast period, according to their latest market research report.

The culprit of some GaN defects could be nitrogen

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Using molecular dynamics, researchers demonstrate the possible role of nitrogen as a major contributor to dislocation-related effects in gallium nitride-based devices.

Edmund Optics selects Veeco ion beam sputtering system

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Edmund Optics, a supplier of optical components, has ordered the SPECTOR Ion Beam Sputtering System from Veeco Instruments Inc.

High performance nitride semiconductor for environmentally friendly photovoltaics

Tue, 7 Jul 2018
A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing a unique nitriding technique applicable for mass production and a computational search for appropriate doping elements, as well as atomically resolved microscopy and electronic structure analysis using synchrotron radiation.

Toshiba announces new analog output IC photocoupler for automotive applications

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announces the launch of a new analog output IC photocoupler that enables high-speed communications in automotive applications – especially electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).

Exciton limits are meant to be broken: OLED surpasses 100 percent exciton production efficiency

Fri, 7 Jul 2018
Splitting energy using singlet fission opens a new route toward OLEDs with high-intensity emission in the near-infrared.

SEMICON West 2018 highlights smart technologies, workforce development, industry growth

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Smart technologies take center stage tomorrow as SEMICON West, the flagship U.S. event for connecting the electronics manufacturing supply chain, opens for three days of insights into leading technologies and applications that will power future industry expansion.

Photonics integration coming

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Increasingly, the ability to stay on the path defined my Moore's Law will depend on advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration, including photonics integration.

Quantum dot white LEDs achieve record efficiency

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
Novel approach to white LEDs could lead to more energy-efficient lighting.

UCLA engineers develop world's most efficient semiconductor for thermal management

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
New material draws heat away from hotspots much faster than current materials.

Seoul Viosys introduces new 'UV WICOP' in the UV LED market

Fri, 8 Aug 2018
Seoul Viosys announced that its product named UV WICOP which combines Seoul Semiconductor’s WICOP LEDs with compact and high efficiency technology have been launched.

Optoelectronics market worth $9.80B by 2025

Fri, 8 Aug 2018
The market is estimated to be USD 3.88 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a market size of USD 9.80 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 14.13% during the forecast period.

Sanan IC goes global, emerges as a world-class III-V technology platform company

Wed, 8 Aug 2018
Sanan Integrated Circuit Co., a pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, today announces its entry into the North American, European, and Asia Pacific (APAC) markets with their advanced III-V technology platform.

Environmentally friendly photoluminescent nanoparticles for more vivid display colors

Thu, 8 Aug 2018
Osaka University-led researchers created a new type of light-emitting nanoparticle that is made of ternary non-toxic semiconductors to help create displays and LED lighting with better colors that are more environmentally friendly.

Veeco announces changes to executive leadership team

Wed, 9 Sep 2018
John Peeler to remain as Executive Chairman as Bill Miller becomes CEO on October 1, 2018.

SUTD researchers resolve a major mystery in 2D material electronics

Mon, 9 Sep 2018
Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have made a major step forward in resolving the mysteries surrounding 2D material Schottky diode.

MicroLEDs: Technology advancements pave the way for cost reduction

Fri, 9 Sep 2018
MicroLEDs technologies are improving rapidly and new technology paths emerging at a rapid pace. According to Yole Developpement's analysts, technology solutions should start converging by the end of 2019.

Plessey chooses AIX G5+ C MOCVD tool for GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLEDs display innovation

Thu, 9 Sep 2018
Plessey, a developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, announces it has placed an order for its next reactor from AIXTRON SE.

Apple, the best positioned to bring high volume consumer microLEDs to market

Tue, 10 Oct 2018
MicroLED displays could potentially match or exceed OLED performance in all critical attributes.

Seoul Semiconductor wins multiple patent litigations for Acrich MJT and driver technology

Fri, 10 Oct 2018
In 2017, Seoul filed the first patent infringement lawsuit against Archipelago for infringement of 12 LED patents covering various aspects of Seoul’s long-established Acrich technology.

Exploring the structure and properties of new graphene-like polymers

Fri, 11 Nov 2018
A team of scientists from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) together with foreign colleagues described the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes.

New efficiency record set for perovskite LEDs

Mon, 11 Nov 2018
Researchers have set a new efficiency record for LEDs based on perovskite semiconductors, rivalling that of the best organic LEDs (OLEDs).

Veeco and ALLOS technical collaboration accelerates the pace for 200mm GaN-on-Silicon microLED applications

Thu, 11 Nov 2018
Veeco Instruments Inc. and ALLOS Semiconductors GmbH announced today the completion of another phase of their mutual effort to provide the industry with leading GaN-on-Silicon epiwafer technology for microLED production.

EV Group partners with Plessey to drive GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLED technology for AR applications

Thu, 11 Nov 2018
Plessey, a developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, announces a collaboration with EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) monolithic microLED technology to the mass market.

MiniLED technologies: An adoption, first driven by high-end LCD displays

Tue, 11 Nov 2018
The excitement about microLEDs has grown exponentially since Apple acquired technology startup Luxvue in 2014.

Seoul Semiconductor expands patent infringement litigation against LED TV distributor

Tue, 11 Nov 2018
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has expanded its patent infringement litigation against Fry's Electronics, Inc.

Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
A group of ICFO researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. The study, published in Nature Nanotechnology, has proven that these devices can also be integrated in inorganic solar cells and may lead to even higher efficiencies.

Seoul Semiconductor wins patent litigation against Everlight in Germany

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced that it won a patent litigation against Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. in Germany.

Technique allows integration of single-crystal hybrid perovskites into electronics

Tue, 12 Dec 2018
An international team of researchers has developed a technique that, for the first time, allows single-crystal hybrid perovskite materials to be integrated into electronics.

Samsung unveils future of displays with groundbreaking modular microLED technology at CES

Mon, 1 Jan 2019
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced its latest innovations in modular MicroLED display technology during its annual First Look CES event at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots

Fri, 1 Jan 2019
Exploiting new 'strain engineering' approach produces highly stable, narrow linewidth light from individual quantum dots.

Physicists take big step in nanolaser design

Wed, 2 Feb 2019
Nanolasers have recently emerged as a new class of light sources that have a size of only a few millionths of a meter and unique properties remarkably different from those of macroscopic lasers.

CEA-Leti combines integrated optics and holography in novel, lens-free augmented reality technology

Wed, 2 Feb 2019
Leti, an institute of CEA-Tech, has developed a novel retinal-projection concept for augmented reality (AR) uses based on a combination of integrated optics and holography.

200mm fabs to add 700,000 wafers through 2022, SEMI reports

Tue, 2 Feb 2019
Robust demand for more content for mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive and industrial applications will drive production of 700,000 200mm wafers from 2019 to 2022, a 14 percent increase, reports SEMI.

New approach improving stability and optical properties of perovskite films

Wed, 2 Feb 2019
Enabling perovskite LEDs longer lifetime.

Dr. Jonathan Rich appointed as Lumileds CEO

Fri, 3 Mar 2019
Lumileds today announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Rich as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Rich most recently served as Chairman and CEO of Berry Global, Inc., a Fortune 500 specialty materials and consumer packaging company, from 2010 to 2018.