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Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp® XP-G2 LED to deliver luminaire manufacturers up to 20 percent more lumens per watt and 2.5 times the lumens-per-dollar over the original XP-G LED.

Cree has prevailed in its LED patent dispute with SemiLEDs, with the latter company agreeing to an injunction preventing sale of the offending LED products from October, as well as paying damages.

Everlight has amended its LED patent-infringement lawsuit against Nichia, and has accused its rival of deliberately misleading the US Patent and Trademark Office by quoting fictitious experimental results relating to phosphors for white LEDs.

Philips Lighting in Bali has hosted the “city.people.light” event to suggest urban planners to use LED lighting solutions to address urban development and sustainability challenges to improve people’s quality of life.

Cree announced that John Kurtzweil has resigned as executive vice president-finance and chief financial officer, effective May 21, 2012, to pursue other opportunities, and that Michael McDevitt has been appointed CFO on an interim basis.

Paulmann Light, a German lighting company, has become the 200th organization to sign up to Philips’ licensing program for LED-based luminaires retrofit lamps.

Cree and Royal Philips Electronics have both reported positive quarterly results, while a new report from Pike Research expects LED lighting in the Asia Pacific region to accelerate rapidly after 2015.

Green Star LED will be producing LED fixtures under the Toshiba brand, Rambus has licensed its MicroLens technology to Fern Howard, Switch Lighting has hired an executive team and MOCVD sales may be bottoming out.
Green Star LED establishes alliance with Toshiba LED lighting

The SC³ Technology Platform, built on Cree’s advanced silicon carbide technology, features advancements in LED chip architecture and phosphor, and boasts a new package design to deliver the most advanced LED components in the industry

Mexico’s Ministry of Energy is seeking comments by 20 March on a proposal to establish new mandatory minimum energy efficiency standards, test procedures, sampling, conformity assessment and labelling requirements for light-emitting diode lamps for general lighting purposes.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has announced new round of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities. Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Devices and Packages have involved in the topics for this final round of fiscal 2012 funding.

March.19, 2012
GE Lighting, together with its Australian partner UGL Limited, has secured a A$7 million project through a tender to replace about 6,450 street and park lights in the City of Sydney over the next three years. In an Australian first, the City of Sydney will roll-out new energy-efficient LED street and park lighting, halving electricity use and carbon pollution compared to conventional lights. UGL Limited is an Australia-based company and a global leader in outsourced engineering, asset management and property services.