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Lite-On Discontinues Handset Assembly

Lite-On Technology of Taipei, Taiwan is discontinuing its handset assembly business after the handset division of one of its major customers, Siemens was acquired by BenQ, according to a Digitimes article. The company’s CFO, Andrew Lin stated that only 3% of the company’s revenue over the past five months came …

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Cotco Uses License For Cree White LED Technology

Cotco, a prominent LED manufacturer based in Taiwan, has licensed Cree’s white LED patent (6,600,17). According to Cotco this enables Cotco’s LED buyers to acquire white LEDs that incorporate Cree dice without violating Cree’s patent ‘175. The license allows Cotco to use Cree’s phosphor conversion technology and their InGaN LEDs. …

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Cree Signs XLamp Distributor for Italy and Cuts Silicon Microwave Losses with Closure of Sunnyvale Operation

Cree Inc. has signed an agreement with Tecnika Due srl to distribute Cree’s XLamp power LEDs in Italy. Tecnika Due of Vittorio Veneto, Italy, an electronic component and subsystem distributor established in 1982, has been distributing Cree’s power components since 2002. Chris James, Cree’s vice president of marketing stated, “Tecnika …

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Fujikura Develops White LED

A Japanese company other than Nichia has developed a white LED of their own with a new phosphor material. Fujikura Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, a telecommunication and technology company, has collaborated with the National Institute for Materials Science to develop a new brighter, white LED that uses a special phosphor …

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Permlight Products Increases Brightness of Its Twiste’R Product; Targets Neon Applications

Permlight Products, headquartered in Tustin, California USA, has begun shipping large volumes of it new higher brightness White Twiste’R 752-WHT-B series channel letter illumination product. According to the company, the patented product boasts double the brightness and better lumen maintenance. Also, the company says that the new higher brightness product …

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Cree’s Japanese Distributor, Sumitomo Corporation Orders $200 Million of Cree’s LED Products

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, announced that its Japanese distributor, Sumitomo Corporation’s Electronic Materials & Equipment Division, (which is part of Sumitomo Corporation’s Media, Electronics and Network Business Unit) has agreed to purchase $200 million of Cree’s LED products during Cree’s fiscal year ending June 2006. This record …

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