January 18

EdisonReport can confirm that LIGHTFAIR International will provide complimentary WiFi during the 2018 event in Chicago at McCormick Place.  Although Wi-Fi is pretty much available at all convention centers, some tradeshows block the Wi-Fi so they can charge outrageous fees.  Given that our products are more connected than ever, we applaud LIGHTFAIR for this decision. ThisRead more

Simon Slupik

Say Goodbye to the Lighting Control Box

January 18

Bluetooth mesh will make the lighting control ‘box’ redundant, says Simon Slupik, the chief technology officer of Silvair and chair of the Bluetooth mesh group. ‘That box – when you think about it – is a computer with software. We’re simply putting a copy of that software in every light’.

Flip Chip

LG Innotek Launches Flip Chip; 220 lpw at Substrate Temp of 250° to 300°

January 18

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — LG Innotek today announced that it had succeeded in developing an ‘advanced flip chip LED package’ that demonstrates high efficiency and high luminous flux without deteriorating performance even after completing the 300℃ soldering process. The company has developed a high quality flip chip LED package that dramatically improves reliabilityRead more

Can Ellis Yan Get Enough Votes to Reclaim TCP?

January 17

When a company declares war on its founder, it must be prepared to suffer the consequences. On 26 June, 2014, TCP announced their IPO price at $11 per share. On 1 July 2014, the shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Today, the stock is thinly traded at about $0.81 per share andRead more

GE Considers Total Break up

January 17

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Electric Co <GE.N> indicated it is looking closely at breaking itself up on Tuesday as the conglomerate announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws. Chief Executive John Flannery has previously raised the idea of selling pieces of the largestRead more

After 37 Years, Russ Leslie Retires from the LRC

January 17

Following a 37-year commitment to excellence, the Lighting Research Center and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acknowledge the exemplary career and well-deserved retirement of Professor Russell P. Leslie. He retires as Associate Director of the world’s largest multi-disciplinary center for lighting research, education, and technology transfer. Joining Rensselaer in 1980 as a research associate, Leslie quickly roseRead more

More Turmoil at Zumtobel

January 16

Dornbirn, Austria – The Supervisory Board of Zumtobel Group AG announces that it has received a letter from CEO Ulrich Schumacher in which he states his preparedness to begin discussions over the mutual termination of his Management Board contract if this is desired by the Supervisory Board. A similar offer from CFO Karin Sonnenmoser wasRead more

LIGHTFAIR’s 2019 Venue Announcement Coming Soon

January 15

EdisonReport has learned that LIGHTFAIR management has negotiated and signed the agreement for the 2019 show and we expect the announcement shortly.  Historically, LIGHTFAIR has made their venue announcements in January and the location has alternated between the East (Philadelphia, New York, and the West (Las Vegas, San Diego). Being in the middle of theRead more