LED Lighting Optics, Drivers and Power

Cooper Industries Acquires io Lighting and Powerline Communications Inc.

Cooper Industries of Houston, Texas USA, announced that the company has acquired io Lighting of Illinois, an LED fixture company. In addition Cooper reported that it has acquired Powerline Communications Inc. (PCI), a manufacturer of digital lighting control panels. Cooper said that the combined expected sales for the two companies …

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Microchip Technology Inc. Unveils Lighting Application Design Center Website

Microchip Technology Inc., of Chandler, Arizona USA, has setup an online Lighting Application Design Center. It provides design guidance for a wide variety of lighting applications using LED, incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lighting. One link on the page goes to a 24-page report outlining a full range of LED lighting …

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Farnell is to Offer the High Efficiency iDrive Lite LED Driver Range from IST

IST, a UK-based LED driver and light engine manufacturer, recently announced a European and Asian distribution agreement with Farnell. Farnell is a high service distributor of electronic components, accessories and systems. IST’s iDrive Lite and soon to be released iDrive 1000 driver, will be stocked by Farnell. The iDrive Lite …

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Nichia Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Seoul Semiconductor; Licenses White LED Technology to Stanley Electric

Nichia filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese subsidiary of Korean competitor, Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd., and its distributor Kyoei Sangyo Co. Ltd. for alleged patent infringement. Nichia’s complaint alleges that Seoul Semiconductor’s “Z-Power LED P9” series white LED products infringe Nichia’s two Japanese patents (No. 3511970 and No. …

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Philips Electronics Acquisition of TIR Receives Court Approval

TIR Systems of Vancouver, Brittish Columbia Canada, the makers of a wide range of innovations encompassed in what they call Lexel technology, reported that the supreme court of Canada has approved the acquisition of TIR Systems by Philips Electronics Ltd. (Philips). Plans of the acquisition were first announced in March …

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STMicroelectronics Introduces LED Driver with Auto-Shut-Down Mode

STMicroelectronics of Geneva, Switzerland, introduced an LED driver which includes an automatic shutdown mode as a power-saving feature. According to ST, the latest member of its Power Logic family, the STP16CPS05, allows manufacturers to meet the high power-efficiency requirements of industrial lighting, signage and transportation applications. The company says that …

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