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July/August 2015

Treehuger, Lamp runs for 8 hours on one glass of water and some salt,
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/salt-water-lamp.html

Stuff.co, The Skysphere: New Zealander Jono Williams builds solar-powered retreat for $75,000,
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/70535637/the-skysphere-new-zealander-jono-williams-builds-solarpowered-retreat-for-75000
 
World Policy Blog, Seven technologies that will save the Earth,
http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2015/07/28/seven-technologies-will-save-earth

The Times of India, Six 'solar cities' to be developed in the northeast, 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/the-good-earth/Six-solar-cities-to-be-developed-in-northeast/articleshow/48213173.cms?

Airport World, LAX unveils new energy efficient lighting scheme,
http://www.airport-world.com/news/general-news/5123-lax-unveils-new-energy-efficient-lighting-scheme.html
 
Airfal International, Blue LED lighting to kill food-borne pathogens without chemical treatment, 
http://www.airfal.com/en/technical-lighting-news/blue-led-lighting-to-kill-food-borne-pathogens-4424/

Semiconductor Today, Large lighting makers continue to transition to LEDs,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2015/jul/ihs_140715.shtml

The Hindu Business Line, Government committed to making LED a way of life in India,
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/government-committed-to-making-led-a-way-of-life-in-india/article7452384.ece

Quartz, Photos: Clean energy innovations are lighting up Africa,
http://qz.com/452409/photos-clean-energy-innovations-are-lighting-up-africa/

ABC 8 News, University of Buffalo invention takes new approach to fighting insomnia,
http://wric.com/2015/07/11/university-of-buffalo-invention-takes-new-approach-to-fighting-insomnia/

First Post, How smart lighting has the potential to reduce energy costs by 90%,
http://www.firstpost.com/business/smart-lighting-potential-reduce-energy-costs-90-2343546.html

Compound Semiconductor, LED grow light market worth $1.9B by 2020,
http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/article/97541-led-grow-light-market-worth-1.9b-by-2020.html

June/July 2015

FISU, The Opening Ceremony: A Superlative Show of Lights,
http://au.eurosport.com/university-sports/the-opening-ceremony-a-superlative-show-of-lights_sto4807576/story.shtml
 
CBS New York, Statue of Liberty Gets New Lighting System,
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/07/statue-of-liberty-lights/
 
The Age, St. Paul's Cathedral Goes Green,
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/st-pauls-cathedral-goes-green-20150703-gi2md0.html

Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Eye hopes to turn heads with well-timed colors,
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-orlando-eye-lights-independence-day-20150702-story.html

ABC News, Legally blind Hobart man sees the light by making log lamps from Tasmanian timber, 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-26/blind-hobart-man-sees-the-light-by-making-log-lamps/6575650

Dell, Slideshow: Fashion takes spotlight at CE Week,
https://powermore.dell.com/technology/fashion-takes-spotlight-at-ce-week/

Phys.org, Targeted LEDs could provide efficient lighting for plants growing in space,
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-efficient-grown-space.html
 
Novus Light, 7 Uses for Led Lighting Technology,
http://www.novuslight.com/7-uses-for-led-lighting-technology_N4369.html

Red Bull, These LED skydivers turned the sky into a piano,
http://www.redbull.com/en/adventure/stories/1331730909647/these-led-skydivers-used-the-sky-as-a-piano

LEDs Magazine, Warsaw National Museum preserves art while enhancing mood with tunable lighting, 
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2015/06/warsaw-national-museum-preserves-art-while-enhancing-mood-with-tunable-lighting.html
 
Gizmags, Mini demos street lights that also charge your car, 
http://www.gizmag.com/mini-light-and-charge/38059/

Electronics Weekly, LED lighting could help with sleep patterns, 
http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/research/led-lighting-help-sleep-patterns-2015-06/

Daily Mail, Light on your feet! Japanese inventor creates LED dancing shoes that allow users to paint the town any colour they like,
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3121449/Light-feet-Japanese-inventor-creates-LED-dancing-shoes-allow-users-paint-town-colour-like.html
 
KDLT News, Mount Rushmore introduces unique lighting system,
http://www.kdlt.com/news/local-news/Mount-Rushmore-Introduces-Unique-Lighting-System/33606926

Daily Mail, Through the wormhole! Waterslide with spectacular LED lighting gives sensation of travelling through time,
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3124629/Incredible-LED-waterslide-spectacular-lighting-effects-gives-sensation-travelling-time.html
 
The Cheat Sheet, Why LED lights may become standard equipment on most cars, 
http://www.cheatsheet.com/automobiles/why-led-lights-may-become-standard-equipment-on-most-cars.html/?a=viewall

Thai Visa News, World acclaim for Thai students' invention to help coral reefs,
http://news.thaivisa.com/thailand/world-acclaim-for-thai-students-invention-to-help-coral-reefs/95149/

Gizmag, Dyson's LED lamp promises to burn brightly for 37 years,
http://www.gizmag.com/dyson-led-lamp-37-years/37935/

The Orange County Register, Anaheim has one colorful roof,
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/awareness-665281-terminal-day.html

Business Spectator, Five-buck bulbs: The LED revolution is on, 
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/6/11/smart-energy/five-buck-bulbs-led-revolution

May/June 2015

LEDs Magazine, LTP Takes Interactive Architectural LED Lighting to New Heights for Barratt London,
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/ugc/2015/06/03/ltp-takes-interactive-architectural-led-lighting-to-new-heights-for-barratt-london.html
 
The New York Times, Lower-Cost LEDs Offer Some Competition to Compact Fluorescent Lights,
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/business/energy-environment/lower-cost-leds-become-competitive-with-fluorescent-lights.html?_r=1

LEDs Magazine, Strategies Unlimited Reports Global Packaged LED Market to Reach $22B by 2019,
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/ugc/2015/05/05/strategies-unlimited-reports-global-packaged-led-market-to-reach-22b-by-2019.html

Photonics Spectra, Materials Innovations Help LEDs Turn On,
http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57443

Business Korea, Data Transmission with LED Light to Be Possible,
http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/article/10652/visible-light-communication-data-transmission-led-light-be-possible
 
Detroit Free Press, New LED lights shine on bridge to Belle Isle,
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/05/21/bridge-belle-isle-led-lights-grand-prix/27754933/

CityMetric, This is why we should be farming in skyscrapers,
http://www.citymetric.com/skylines/why-we-should-be-farming-skyscrapers-1029

BBC News, Supermarket LED lights talk to smartphone app,
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32848763

KDLT News, Brighter Nights Ahead With LED Streetlight Pilot Project,
http://www.kdlt.com/news/local-news/brighter-nights-ahead-with-led-streetlight-pilot-project/33108662

DNAinfo, Lincoln Park Church to Serve as Giant Canvas for Light Show This Week,
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150518/lincoln-park/public-art-project-paint-de-paul-church-with-light

The Californian, Pajaro Valley Berries Right from the Start,
http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2015/05/10/pajaro-valley-berries-right-start/27092541/

Santa Barbara Independent, It's All About the Quality of Light,
http://www.independent.com/news/2015/may/12/its-all-about-quality-light/

April/May 2015

Business Insider Australia, A giant Pac-Man is going to take on Sydney's Vivid light festival,
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/a-giant-pac-man-is-going-to-take-on-sydneys-vivid-light-festival-2015-5

Energy Manager Today, LED market outlook is bright,
http://www.energymanagertoday.com/led-market-outlook-bright-0111903/

WSB Radio, Construction of SunTrust Park enters next phase, 
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/construction-suntrust-park-enters-next-phase/nk8Mb/

New Civil Engineer, America's smartest bright to get connected lighting system,
http://www.nce.co.uk/news/americas-smartest-bridge-to-get-connected-lighting-system/8682610.article

Sourceable, The Hidden Perils of Energy Efficient Fluorescent Lighting,
https://sourceable.net/the-hidden-perils-of-energy-efficient-fluorescent-lighting/
 
New York Times, With LED Lights, Automakers Reveal All the Road We Cannot See,
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/automobiles/with-led-lights-automakers-reveal-all-the-road-we-cannot-see.html?_r=0

The Asian Age, Green Focused People Power LEDs,
http://www.asianage.com/business/green-focused-people-power-leds-550

Semiconductor Today (Pgs. 68-71), Implications for LEDs of The Shift to Large-Diameter Sapphire Wafers,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/latestissue.htm

Gizmag, 3D-printable AstroGro System To Foster Astronaut's Green Thumbs,
http://www.gizmag.com/astrogro-plant-garden-space/37167/

The Huffington Post, New LED Lights Could Play Huge Role In Ending Malaria,
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/led-lights-malaria_n_7136406.html
 
Slash Gear, Apple Watch Scratch Resistance: Ion-X vs. Sapphire Glass,
http://www.slashgear.com/apple-watch-scratch-resistance-ion-x-vs-sapphire-glass-27380853/

Photonics Spectra, Displays You Wear,
http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?PID=5&VID=125&IID=817&Tag=Features&AID=57371

Fresh Produce Journal, UK's 'first' aquaponic farm gets green light, 
http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/164914/uks-first-aquaponic-farm-gets-green-light

Market Watch, Rubicon Technology to showcase largest sapphire window ever produced at SPIE DSS, 
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/rubicon-technology-to-showcase-largest-sapphire-window-ever-produced-at-spie-dss-2015-04-20

7News Boston, Gov. Baker recognizes Earth day with new LED program,
http://www.whdh.com/story/28872754/gov-baker-recognizes-earth-day-with-new-led-program

Slash Gear, Adaptalux uses octopus-like LED arms to illuminate your photos, 
http://www.slashgear.com/adaptalux-uses-octopus-like-led-arms-to-illuminate-your-photos-17379737/

March/April 2015

BGR, Video: The Apple Watch's Sapphire Display Survives an Insane Power Drill Test,
http://bgr.com/2015/04/09/apple-watch-scratch-testing-hammer-drill-sapphire/
 
TheJournal.IE, Check Out the Light Emerging from These Dublin Landmarks,
http://www.thejournal.ie/light-pollution-ireland-2038274-Apr2015/

Semiconductor Today, US LED Lighting Market to Reach $5.2bn in 2015, Driven by Declining LED Prices and Government Initiatives,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2015/apr/techsciresearch_130415.shtml 

The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Hall Park to Get Makeover,
http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-hall-park-to-get-makeover/article/5409962

BuzzFeed, Monuments Around The Globe Are Turning Blue For Autism Awareness,
http://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/monuments-around-the-globe-are-turning-blue-for-autism-aware?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.doa8JD1Zw
 
Lancaster Online, Taiwan Expanding Into Indoor LED-lit, Pesticide-free Farms,
http://lancasteronline.com/news/world/taiwan-expanding-into-indoor-led-lit-pesticide-free-farms/article_c2a18c18-0079-508f-bdc6-a2952664d31c.html
 
Sourceable, Hotels Light Up to Influence Human Behavior,
https://sourceable.net/hotels-light-up-to-influence-human-behaviour/

Energy Manager Today, LA Connects, Controls its LED Street Lights,
http://www.energymanagertoday.com/la-connects-controls-led-street-lights-0110936/

Gizmag, International Youth Culture Centre glows with colorful LED lighting,
http://www.gizmag.com/international-youth-culture-centre-nanjing/36833/

UPI, Seattle Mariners first team to use LED lights, last 97,000 more hours,
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/04/01/Seattle-Mariners-first-team-to-use-LED-lights-last-97000-more-hours/9171427893164/?spt=hts&or=1

Semiconductor Today, Rubicon appoints GTAT's former VP of crystal growth systems development as CTO,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2015/apr/rubicon_010415.shtml

The Times of India, Solar flower trees to power up alternative lighting solutions,
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/Solar-flower-trees-to-power-up-alternative-lighting-solutions/articleshow/46685200.cms

Slashgear, Disco Dog smartphone-controlled LED vest makes your dog a party animal, 
http://www.slashgear.com/disco-dog-smartphone-controlled-led-vest-makes-your-dog-a-party-animal-23374795/
 
Fire Chief, Aerial fire truck add-ons to boost function, 
http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/aerial-fire-truck-add-ons-to-boost-function/

CNET, This Millennium Falcon paper model looks real enough to fly, 
http://www.cnet.com/news/artist-makes-millennium-falcon-paper-model-that-looks-real-enough-to-fly/

Semiconductor Today, Rubicon showcasing large-diameter patterned sapphire substrates for LED market, 
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2015/mar/rubicon_240315.shtml?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=Twitter

The Leaf-Chronicle, Railroad bridge offers rainbow of lights, 
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2015/03/17/railroad-bridge-offers-rainbow-lights/24939841/

Orlando Sentinel, Orlando entrepreneurs create night lights for runners,
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/technology/tech_check/os-night-lights-for-runners-on-kickstarter-20150317-post.html

Business Insider, Stunning video shows people surfing at night with LED surfboards and wetsuits,
http://www.businessinsider.com/led-surfboards-wetsuits-professional-night-surfing-morocco-munian-sahyoun-2015-3

Spartan Daily, LED street lights conversion coming to more areas of San Jose,
http://spartandaily.com/135156/led-street-lights-conversion-coming-areas-san-jose

February/March 2015

NBC 5, Rubicon CEO Discusses Applications for Sapphire,
http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/blogs/inc-well/Imagine-A-Razor-Blade-That-Will-Never-Dull/295371111
 
The Huffington Post UK, Are LEDs About to Take Over the World?,
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/anna-gillespie/take-over-the-world_b_6845710.html

Stuff.Co.NZ, Auckland's bridge lit up by 51 thousand bulbs, 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/67263627/aucklands-bridge-lit-up-by-51-thousand-bulbs

Energy Manager Today, San Diego School District Uses Prop 39 Funds for Energy Savings,
http://www.energymanagertoday.com/san-diego-school-district-uses-prop-39-funds-energy-savings-0109941/

Chicago Tribune, Humble light bulb helps Japan fill nuclear gap,
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-news-bc-japan-energy26-20150226-story.html
 
Khaleej Times, Revamped Dubai park to bask in the sunshine, 
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/nationgeneral/2015/March/nationgeneral_March13.xml&section=nationgeneral

Greentech Lead, Europe to have 2.9bn general lighting LED lamp installations by 2019,
http://www.greentechlead.com/led/europe-to-have-2-9-bn-general-lighting-led-lamp-installations-by-2019-22062

ABC7, SF Ferry Building Gets Makeover for World's Fair Centennial Anniversary, 
http://abc7news.com/society/sf-ferry-building-gets-makeover-for-worlds-fair-anniversary/542980/

Herald Scotland, Electric cars and LED streetlights to help Edinburg meet emissions targets, 
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport/electric-cars-and-led-streetlights-to-help-edinburgh-meet-emissions-targets.118990364

WVXU Cincinnati, New branding at Great American Ball Park,
http://wvxu.org/post/new-branding-great-american-ball-park
 
Clare Herald, UL researchers LED the way,
http://clareherald.com/2015/02/24/ul-researchers-led-the-way-34535/

Gizmodo, This Smart LED Jump Rope Flashes Stats in Front of Your Face,
http://gizmodo.com/remember-when-jump-ropes-didnt-flash-stats-in-front-of-1687947582

Electronics Weekly, Glasshouse LEDs save greenhouse gasses, 
http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/components/led-lighting/glasshouse-leds-save-greenhouse-gasses-2015-02/
 
The Hindu, LED revolution unfolds in Guntur,
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/led-revolution-unfolds-in-guntur/article6904447.ece

Compound Semiconductor, Rubicon's Q4 Revenue Up 11 Percent on Q3,
http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/article/96409-rubicons-q4-results-up-11-percent-on-q3.html

Poughkeepsie Journal, LED lights to save $50k annually for Bridge Authority,
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/02/18/led-lights-save-annually-bridge-authority/23651995/

Aerospace Manufacturing & Design, Rubicon Technology produces large-area sapphire windows,
http://www.onlineamd.com/rubicon-technologies-large-sapphire-windows-021115.aspx#.VNvgM_nF98B

Malay Mail Online, Madrid's LED bulbs are street lights ahead of the world (VIDEO),
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/madrids-led-bulbs-are-street-lights-ahead-of-the-world-video

Philly.com, Jefferson scientist's study of SAD took him to space and back, 
http://articles.philly.com/2015-02-02/news/58679909_1_seasonal-affective-disorder-sad-sufferers-international-space-station

Manufacturing.net, Making City Streets Smarter, More Efficient,
http://www.manufacturing.net/articles/2015/02/making-city-streets-smarter-more-efficient

January/February 2015

SF Gate, S.F. replacing old streetlights with cheaper, better LED bulbs,
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-replacing-old-streetlights-with-cheaper-6043946.php
 
The Globe and Mail, Canada dims the light on incandescent light bulb,
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/canada-dims-the-light-on-the-incandescent-light-bulb/article22739434/

Yahoo! Finance, Rubicon Technology Appoints Hap Hewes as Senior Vice President, Optical,
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rubicon-technology-appoints-hap-hewes-210100031.html
 
Star Tribune, LED system will set the mood inside new Vikings stadium,
http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/290146021.html

Canberra Times, Public servants to take power of India's slums in international move,
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/public-servants-take-power-to-indias-slums-in-international-move-20150125-12wy42.html
 
Gizmodo, The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs will use 75 Percent Less Power,
http://gizmodo.com/the-first-super-bowl-played-under-leds-will-use-75-perc-1682559078?rev=1422554138636&utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

The Detroit News, LEDs cast new light on auto design,
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2015/01/27/leds-cast-new-light-auto-design/22442489/

MarketWatch, Rubicon Technology Will Report Results of Fourth Quarter Operations on February 12, 2015,
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/rubicon-technology-will-report-results-of-fourth-quarter-operations-on-february-12-2015-2015-01-27

Wetaskin Times, Future looking bright for local ski hill,
http://www.wetaskiwintimes.com/2015/01/14/future-looking-bright-for-local-ski-hill

Newsworks, Philly scientist working to help get astronauts a good night's sleep,
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/healthscience/77370-philly-scientist-working-to-help-astronauts-get-a-good-nights-sleep

LEDs Magazine, LEDs Magazine announces finalists for inaugural Sapphire Awards,
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2015/01/leds-magazine-announces-finalists-for-inaugural-sapphire-awards.html

LEDs Magazine, Race engine manufacturer installs LED lighting in California shop,
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2014/10/race-engine-manufacturer-installs-led-lighting-in-california-shop.html?cmpid=EnliifJanuary222015

December 2014/January 2015

East Valley Tribune, Gilbert couple creates anti-collision device for motorcycles,
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/gilbert/article_fed3138a-9861-11e4-8642-f7fbe36ae35c.html
 
Novus Light, Ten Lighting Trends to Watch in 2015,
http://www.novuslight.com/ten-lighting-trends-to-watch-in-2015_N3534.html

Semiconductor Today, LED lighting market in Japan to grow at 17.73% CAGR to 2019,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2015/jan/technavio_120115.shtml?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=Twitter

FanSided, Empire State Building honors Ohio State title win,
http://fansided.com/2015/01/13/empire-state-building-honors-ohio-state-title-win-photo/

Net News Ledger, The World Rings in 2015,
http://www.netnewsledger.com/2015/01/01/the-world-rings-in-2015/
 
Eco Tech Daily, 2015: The Year of the LED, 
http://www.ecotechdaily.net/2015-the-year-of-the-led/

San Jose Mercury News, San Jose begins installing LED street lights,
http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_27204530/San-Jose-begins-installing-LED-street-lights

Horticulture Week, LED lighting improves strawberry quality and yield, say Wageningen researchers, 
http://www.hortweek.com/led-lighting-improves-strawberry-quality-yield-say-wageningen-researchers/edibles/article/1328168

Semiconductor Today, Rubicon's interim president & CEO made permanent; VP - financial operations becomes CFO,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/DEC/rubicon_151214.shtml

Popular Science, Why LEDs Are Conquering Lighting,
http://www.popsci.com/why-leds-are-conquering-lighting

Huffington Post, Christmas Lights Can Be Seen From space By NASA Satellites,
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/christmas-lights-seen-from-space_n_6338578.html

PilotOnline.com, Virginia Beach switching to LED lights for roadways,
http://hamptonroads.com/2014/12/virginia-beach-switching-led-lights-roadways
 
November/December 2014

CCTV America, Denmark laboratory shows off latest energy savings street lamps,
http://www.cctv-america.com/2014/12/04/smart-lamps-to-reduce-worlds-energy-output

Fstoppers, "Inspired Light" Combines Light Painting And Automotive Photography,
https://fstoppers.com/automotive/inspired-light-combines-light-painting-and-automotive-photography-48849

The Asahi Shimbun, Nobel Prize winners reflect on difficulties faced in developing blue LED,
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201412090034

The Japan Times, Designers illuminate us on their winter wonders,
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/12/04/lifestyle/designers-illuminate-us-winter-wonders/#.VIjTeTHF8l5

Semiconductor Today, LED market to grow at 17.9% from $46.4bn in 2014 to $105.5bn in 2019,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/DEC/BCC_091214.shtml

Product Design & Development, Orbital Sciences' Third Mission to Space Station Ready to Educate & Inspire,
http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/10/orbital-sciences%E2%80%99-third-mission-space-station-ready-educate-inspire

GreenBiz, Greener stadiums: Sports world sees the (LED) light,
http://www.greenbiz.com/article/greener-stadiums-sports-world-sees-led-light

ChicagoInno, A Skokie Native's Smart LED Light That Mimics the Sun Is a Hit on Kickstarter,
http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2014/12/01/sunn-light-smart-led-light-that-mimics-the-sun/

Daily Mail Online, Let it glow! Father breaks world record with incredible Christmas display that uses 120kms of LED lights,
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2852537/Let-glow-Father-breaks-world-record-incredible-Christmas-display-uses-120kms-LED-lights.html

KCCI 8 News, Have you noticed a change in the Des Moines skyline?
http://www.kcci.com/news/have-you-noticed-a-change-in-the-des-moines-skyline/29913882

Just Auto, GERMANY: Mercedes-Benz plans LED headlamp advances,
http://www.just-auto.com/news/mercedes-benz-plans-led-headlamp-advances_id152484.aspx

Tech Central, The end of Edison's light bulb,
http://www.techcentral.co.za/the-end-of-edisons-light-bulb/52647/

Gizmag, Fujitsu tech enables LED-lit objects to transmit data to smartphones,
http://www.gizmag.com/fujitsu-led-lighting-data/34802/
 
Edie.net, National Gallery goes green with lighting overhaul,
http://www.edie.net/news/6/National-Gallery-uses-LED-lighting-system-to-boost-energy-efficiency/

October/November 2014

 
Gizmodo, Radar-Enabled Light Bulbs Automatically Detect When the Elderly Fall,
http://gizmodo.com/radar-enabled-light-bulbs-automatically-detect-when-the-1657354177

Solid State Lighting Design, Guest Commentary: Sapphire Substrate Advances Lead To Bright LEDs at Lower Costs,
http://www.solidstatelightingdesign.com/news/index.php#editorial

The Canberra Times, Christmas lights world record attempt taking shape in Canberra, 
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/christmas-lights-world-record-attempt-taking-shape-in-canberra-20141110-11jwj8.html

Reuters, BMW develops street lights with electric car-charging sockets, 
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/07/us-bmw-lighting-sockets-idUSKBN0IR14Q20141107

Ars Technica, LED bulb efficiency clearly pulling ahead of compact fluorescents, 

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/11/led-bulb-efficiency-clearly-pulling-ahead-of-compact-fluorescents/

ABC News, Australia, Syndey Opera House lights up Concert Hall with new lamps after first major upgrade,
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-02/sydney-opera-house-lights-up-concert-hall-with-new-lamps/5861042

Mashable, LEDs light up NYC for the Empire State Building Halloween light show,
http://mashable.com/2014/11/01/empire-state-building-halloween/

Want China Times, Global LED market 'could hit US $25.7bn in 2015',
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1202&MainCatID=12&id=20141105000072

Purdue University, Ornamental plant seedling grown with LED lights at Purdue,
http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/ornamental-plant-seedlings-grown-with-led-lights-at-purdue.html

Fortune, Everything you wanted to know about LEDs but were afraid to ask, 
http://fortune.com/2014/10/20/led-lights-nobel-prize-innovation/

Santa Rosa's Press Gazzette, Turtle-friendly lighting project set for Pensacola Beach,
http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/turtle-friendly-lighting-project-set-for-pensacola-beach-1.392771

The Telegraph, Glow Zoey: The LED stickman costume that's lighting up the internet, 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/viral-video/11178811/Glowy-Zoey-the-LED-stickman-costume-thats-lighting-up-the-internet.html

UC Santa Barabara Current, An Imperisal Honor,
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014464/imperial-honor

NPR, LED Lights Are A 'Transformative Technology' In The Developing World,
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/10/13/354845893/led-lights-are-a-transformative-technology-in-the-developing-world

AppAdivce, The Wellograph smart watch review,
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2014/10/the-wellograph-smart-watch-review

Iowa City Press-Citizen, Farmers turning LEDs for more efficient lighting,
http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2014/10/20/future-looks-bright/17585393/

Compound Semiconductor, US Energy Department Announces $10M For Solid State Lighting Research,
http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/article/95419-us-energy-department-announces-10m-for-solid-state-lighting-research.html

WantChinaTimes, China's LED lighting industry on verge of explosion,
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141022000099&cid=1202

September/October 2014


GM Authority, Dubai Skyscrapers The Inspiration of 2015 Cadillac Escalade LED Lights,
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/10/dubai-skyscrapers-the-inspiration-of-2015-cadillac-escalade-led-lights/

Engadget, Kyocera's sapphire screen is tougher that we expected, 
http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/02/kyocera-brigadier-sapphire-screen/

Digital Trends, James Dyson's son built a super-efficient LED light that will last 40 years, 
http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/jake-dyson-ariel-led-light-40-year-lifespan/

Semiconductor Today, Shipments of LEDs for residential applications to grow from 81 million in 2014 to 1.1B units by 2023,
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/OCT/NAVIGANT_061014.shtml

CNNWorld, Physics Nobel Prize goes to scientist who perfected LED light,
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/world/europe/nobel-prize-physics/

BuzzFeed, 10 Unconventional Uses For LEDs,
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubicontechnology/10-unconventional-uses-for-leds-10875

ECT.coop, Using LED Lights to Change Moods, 
http://www.ect.coop/emerging-technologies/r-d/using-led-lights-to-change-moods/73923
 
ECN, Engineering at Illinois to Induct Six to Hall of Fame, 
http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2014/09/engineering-illinois-induct-six-hall-fame-0

Imperial Valley News, California Lights the Way with Proposals for Energy-Efficient Lights, 
http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/california-news/11421-california-lights-the-way-with-proposals-for-energy-efficient-lights.html

Stuff.co.nz, Infinity Portal a Steampunk lift,
http://i.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/10565486/Infinity-Portal-a-Steampunk-lift 

HeraldOnline, 2015 Super Bowl to Be Played Under LED Lights, 
http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/09/22/6347057_2015-super-bowl-to-be-played-under.html?sp=/100/773/385/&rh=1

Easier Cars, Lexus designs a brighter future for its NX300h with LED technology, 
http://www.easier.com/125765-lexus-designs-a-brighter-future-for-its-nx-300h-with-led-technology.html

Huffington Post, LEDs Are An Important Climate Change Solution,
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-maceachern/energy-star-leds-are-an-i_b_5854384.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact

PFSK, Glowing LED Hammocks for Adults to Play in Boston, 
http://www.psfk.com/2014/09/interactive-led-installation-hammocks-boston.html

The Guardian,Wembley's iconic arch to light up when goals are scored, 
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/23/wembley-arch-light-up-goals

August/September 2014

Earth Island Journal, Lettuce, From a Skyscraper Near You, 
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/lettuce_from_a_skyscraper_near_you

Clean Techies, Trends in Business LED Lighting, 
http://cleantechies.com/2014/09/16/trends-in-business-led-lighting/

StreetInsider.com, Rubicon Technology (RBCN) CEO to Step Down, 
http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Rubicon+Technology+(RBCN)+CEO+to+Step+Down/9840263.html

Reuters, No sapphire on your new iPhone? China's Huawei has you covered, 
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/10/us-apple-sapphire-screens-idUSKBN0H50F120140910
 
Confectionarynews.com, Follow the light: LED-lit displays boost candy sales, claims Mars, 
http://www.confectionerynews.com/Manufacturers/Mars-LED-lit-candy-displays

Business Insider, The Truth About Sapphire, The Insanely Hard Material Apple May Use for The iPhone 6 Screen, 
http://www.businessinsider.in/The-Truth-About-Sapphire-The-Insanely-Hard-Material-Apple-May-Use-For-The-iPhone-6-Screen/articleshow/41444343.cms

San Jose Mercury News, Apple Doubles Down On Sapphire; Will iPhone Get A Glittering Upgrade?, 
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26470047/apple-doubles-down-sapphire-will-iphone-get-glittering

BloombergTV, Apple Watch With Sapphire Glass Launched By Tim Cook, 
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/apple-unveils-watch-with-sapphire-glass-tu2w~Sd0TH6Ps6qVM6CtCw.html

CNET, Intel Reveals MICA, Its First Luxury Smart Bracelet, 
http://www.cnet.com/news/intel-reveals-mica-its-first-luxury-smart-bracelet/

Sustainable Business, Small Town USA Get On LED Bandwagon, 
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25885

CNET, Why The iPhone 6 Isn't Rocking a Sapphire Crystal Display, 
http://www.cnet.com/news/why-the-iphone-6-isnt-rocking-a-sapphire-crystal-display/

July/August 2014

CBC News, Smart Lighting System Provides Surveillance At U.S. Airports, 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/smart-lighting-system-provides-surveillance-at-u-s-airport-1.2744324

The Times of India, All Streetlights In India To Change To LED Lights, 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/All-streetlights-in-India-to-change-to-LED-lights/articleshow/40867094.cms

The Register, Bright Lights, Affordable Motor: Ford Puts LED Headlights Onto Mondeo,
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/25/ford_mondeo_gains_led_headlights/?mt=1409169212662

Talk Android, Huawei Confirms Sapphire Display Huawei Ascend P7 On The Way To Market,
http://www.talkandroid.com/217441-huawei-confirms-sapphire-display-huawei-ascend-p7-on-the-way-to-market/

LED Inside, Saving Marine Life With LED Fishing Nets, 
http://www.ledinside.com/news/2014/8/saving_marine_life_with_led_fishing_nets

Yahoo! Sports, Kobe Bryant Is At A Loss For Words After Seeing Nike's Futuristic LED Court, 
http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/futuresport/201408/kobe-bryant-loss-words-nike-futuristic-led-court-nba-lakers-china

USA Today, Entrepreneur Lights Up LEDs To Improve Car Safety, 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/08/19/michael-haas-led-lights-cars/14291501/

Fast Company, What Is Sapphire, The Super-Tough Display Material That Might Come To The iPhone?,
http://www.fastcompany.com/3034446/most-innovative-companies/what-is-sapphire-the-super-tough-display-material-that-might-come-

Semiconductor Today, Mid-Power LEDs To Account For 48% Of Markets in 2014, 
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/AUG/IHS_180814.shtml

News at Princeton, Lighting Improvement Project Will Enhance Campus Sustainability,
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S40/84/55G06/index.xml?section=topstories

Business Standard, National Workshop on LED in Kochi College, 
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/national-workshop-on-led-in-kochi-college-114080900533_1.html  

Energy Live News, LEDs Are Favorite For Energy Managers, 
http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/08/12/exclusive-leds-are-favourite-for-energy-managers/

International Business Times, OnePlus OneWatch (Smartwatch) With Rounded Display, Sapphire Protection and Wireless Charging in The Offing - Tough Luck for Moto 360,
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/562040/20140807/oneplus-one-onewatch-moto-360.htm#.U-54B_ldX16

LEDs Magazine, Florida Town Keeps Sea Turles Safe With Turtle-Friendly LEDtronics LED Shoebox Lights,
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/ugc/iif/2014/08/13/ledtronics-led-lighting-helps-florida-town-protect-sea-turtle-nesting-app-story.html

Slate, The Latest Tool to Combat Domestic Violence: LED Cameras,
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/08/13/fighting_domestic_violence_and_abuse_with_led_cameras.html

Wall Street Journal, New iPhone: A Sapphire Screen and a Higher Cost,
http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-iphone-a-sapphire-screen-and-a-higher-cost-1408042296

June/July 2014

CNet, Scoop: Kyocera developing smartphone with sapphire crystal display, http://www.cnet.com/news/kyocera-developing-smartphone-with-sapphire-crystal-display/

Engadget, Sapphire phone displays are tough, but the realities are even tougher, http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/11/sapphire-displays/

BGR, The iPhone 6′s sapphire display might not be all it’s cracked up to be, http://bgr.com/2014/07/11/iphone-6-sapphire-display-concerns/

Gizmodo, What's Sapphire Glass, and Why Would Apple Want It In Your iPhone? http://gizmodo.com/whats-sapphire-glass-and-why-would-apple-want-it-in-yo-1603457905

The Daily Mail, The great iWatch wait: Apple's smartwatch delayed and will not begin production until November- but will come with 'unbreakable' sapphire screen, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2689162/The-great-iWatch-wait-Apples-smartwatch-delayed-come-unbreakable-sapphire-screen.html

Investors Business Daily, GT Advanced Might Miss Out On Apple IPhone 6 Launch, http://news.investors.com/technology/070714-707546-apple-might-not-use-gt-advanced-glass.htm

Digitimes, Patterned sapphire substrate market value in 2014 to reach US$711 million, says LEDinside, http://digitimes.com/news/a20140701PR202.html

The Washington Post, Samsung and LG launch new smartwatches. Is this the year you’ll want to buy one?, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/07/07/samsung-and-lg-launch-new-smartwatches-is-this-the-year-youll-want-to-buy-one/

Digitimes, LED makers see increased demand due to Ultra HD TV developments, http://digitimes.com/news/a20140707PD206.html

International Business Times, iPhone 6 Release Date Looms Large as Mass Production Begins for Initial Shipment of 68M Units – Reports, http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/558798/20140711/iphone-6-release-date-2014-specs-features.htm#.U7_itvl90xH

The Wall Street Journal, Can Apple Crack the Smartwatch Code?, Company Takes On Rivals Google and Samsung With Wrist Device to Launch Later This Year, http://online.wsj.com/articles/apple-plans-multiple-designs-for-smartwatch-1403245062

LEDinside.com, Apple Granted Trio of Sapphire Related Technology Patents, http://www.ledinside.com/news/2014/7/apple_granted_trio_of_sapphire_related_technology_patents

May/June 2014

Semiconductor Today, LED market growing 9% in 2014 to $16.6bn, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/JUN/RESEARCHINCHINA2_110614.shtml

The New York Times, As LED Industry Evolves, China Elbows Ahead,

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/business/as-led-industry-evolves-china-elbows-its-way-to-the-fore.html

Digitimes, Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140527VL200.html

StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN), LED bulbs are getting better – and cheaper, http://www.startribune.com/business/263110781.html

Wired, Today’s Most Promising Display Technology May Already Be Dead, http://www.wired.com/2014/06/oled-could-be-dead/?mbid=social_twitter

CNet, Shining a light on high-CRI LEDs, http://www.cnet.com/news/shining-a-light-on-high-cri-led-bulbs/

LEDs Magazine, Expanding adoption of SSL drives MOCVD technology advances, http://www.ledsmagazine.com/content/leds/en/articles/print/volume-11/issue-5/features/last-word/expanding-adoption-of-ssl-drives-mocvd-technology-advances.html

Patently Apple, Apple's "iWatch" Device may be about "Watching" your Health, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/06/apples-iwatch-device-may-be-about-watching-your-health.html

Manufacturing.net, Why Making Lights In America ‘Is Not Just An Option’, http://www.manufacturing.net/articles/2014/06/why-making-lights-in-america-%E2%80%98is-not-just-an-option%E2%80%99

Re/code, Tech Luminaries Want to Light Up the Golden Gate Next,  http://recode.net/2014/06/19/tech-luminaries-want-to-light-up-the-golden-gate-next/

CNet, Why the time for an iWatch is finally almost here, http://www.cnet.com/news/why-the-time-for-an-iwatch-is-finally-almost-here/

Investors Business Daily, Apple readies scratch-proof screens for iPhone 6, http://news.investors.com/technology-click/061814-705217-apple-moving-forward-with-sapphire-iphone-displays.htm


May 2014

Patently Apple, Emergency Bells go off at Samsung to use Sapphire Cover Glass, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/05/emergency-bells-go-off-at-samsung-to-use-sapphire-cover-glass.html

The Guardian, Too big to save: why commercial buildings resist energy efficiency, http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/energy-efficient-buildings-savings-challenges-behavior-change-research?CMP=twt_gu

Sustainable Business,Philips Introduces 'Lighting as a Service,' http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25461

Patently Apple, Apple Reveals More Details of their Future Sapphire Cover Glass, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/05/apple-reveals-more-details-of-their-future-sapphire-cover-glass.html

Gigaom.com, Philips continues its lighting revolution, tweaking LEDs for hydroponic growing, http://gigaom.com/2014/05/09/philips-continues-its-lighting-revolution-tweaking-leds-for-hydroponic-growing/

Novus Light, Long-Life LEDs: Help or hindrance for lighting manufacturers?, http://www.novuslight.com/long-life-leds-help-or-hindrance-for-lighting-manufacturer_N2636.html

Cleantechnica, Philips LED Down To $1.97 Some Places, CREE LED Down To $6.97 At Home Depot, http://cleantechnica.com/2014/05/20/led-prices-6-97-home-depot/#1ASFM2gH7mhjWWmm.99

Taipei Times, Everlight wins Japan patent ruling, http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2014/05/21/2003590834

The Economist, The light fantastic, Indoor farming may be taking root, http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21602194-indoor-farming-may-be-taking-root-light-fantastic#b05g23t20w14

Gizmodo, Chicago's Huge Vertical Farm Glows Under Countless LED Suns, http://gizmodo.com/chicagos-huge-vertical-farm-farm-glows-under-countless-1575275486

LEDs Magazine, Digital Lumens expands smart LED platform with agents, software, and fixtures, http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2014/05/digital-lumens-expands-smart-led-platform-with-agents-software-and-fixtures.html

GigaOm, Patent reform dies in Senate as Leahy pulls plug on key bill, http://gigaom.com/2014/05/21/patent-reform-dies-in-senate-as-leahy-pulls-plug-on-key-bill/

Buildings, Parking Facilities Slash Energy by 90%

http://www.buildings.com/news/industry-news/articleid/17271/title/parking-facilities-slash-energy-by-90.aspx

Patently Apple, Apple Patent Reveals Future Flexible Displays Incorporating Key Bendable Metal Traces, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/05/apple-patent-reveals-future-flexible-displays-incorporating-key-bendable-metal-traces.html


 April/May 2014

Compound Semiconductor, Yole: Substrates influencing LED front-end industry, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19737565/name/-Yole:-Substrates-influencing-LED-front-end-industr.html

Semiconductor Today, Veeco's revenue rises 24% in Q1, driven by MOCVD recovery, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/MAY/VEECO_060514.shtml

Compound Semiconductor, MOCVD Players: Growth At Last, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/indepth-details/19737586/MOCVD-players:-growth-at-las.html

The Verge, Supply chained: Apple's sapphire production will be hard to copy,

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/6/5667618/supply-chained-apple-aluminum-and-sapphire

Macrumors, Rising Sapphire Display Cost May Limit Production of 5.5-Inch iPhone 6, http://www.macrumors.com/2014/05/06/sapphire-display-iphone-6/

G4 Report, Nobel Prize home lit by LED, http://g4.leapfroglighting.com/home-nobel-prize-now-illuminated-led/

All LED Lighting, Osram Is First Into Mainstream Headlight Market, http://www.allledlighting.com/author.asp?section_id=508&doc_id=562902&f_src=allledlighting_sitedefault

Display+, LED luminaire shipments for outdoor and parking applications grow to almost 14 million annually by 2023, http://www.displayplus.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=55786

TechCrunch, Apple Acquires Power Efficient LED Tech Company LuxVue, http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/02/apple-acquires-power-efficient-led-tech-company-luxvue/

Patently Apple, Apple Acquires 21 LuxVue Patents with Some using Sapphire,

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/05/apple-acquires-21-luxvue-patents-with-some-using-sapphire.html

Compound Semiconductor, LED technology advancements slash fixture costs, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737594/name/[P2]:-LED-technology-advancements-slash-fixture-cost.html

Compound Semiconductor, Fixtures: LEDs to overtake fluorescents for the first time, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737593/name/-[P2]:-Fixtures:-LEDs-to-overtake-fluorescents-for-the-first-tim.html

The Telegraph, How to save '£240 a year' with LED lightbulbs,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10756999/How-to-save-240-a-year-with-LED-lightbulbs.html

G4 Report, Apartment complex in college town switches to LED lighting, http://g4.leapfroglighting.com/apartment-complex-in-historic-bryn-mawr-switches-to-led-lighting/

Novus Light, Independence LED Tube More Efficient Than Average, http://www.novuslight.com/independence-led-tube-more-efficient-than-average_N2587.html#atop

Novus Light, GT Advanced Technologies Expands Sapphire and Silicon Carbide Manufacturing, http://www.novuslight.com/gt-advanced-technologies-expands-sapphire-and-silicon-carbide-manufacturing_N2582.html#atop

The Globe and Mail, Why Tim Hortons switched to LED lights

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/why-tim-hortons-switched-to-led-lights/article18082455/

Compound Semiconductor, Cree: Fading Out?, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/indepth-details/19737567/Cree:-Fading-out.html


April 2014

Compound Semiconductor, Yole: Three players monopolise LED MOCVD market, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737508/name/Yole:-Three-players-monopolise-LED-MOCVD-marke.html

Semiconductor Today, Packaged HB-LED market to grow at 12.9% to over $26bn in 2018, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/APR/STRATEGIESUNLIMITED_150414.shtml

Semiconductor Today, Next investment cycle already begun in LED front-end equipment, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/APR/YOLE_100414.shtml

LEDinside, Nichia Reignites Patent War against Everlight with New Infringement Lawsuit, http://www.ledinside.com/news/2014/4/nichia_reignites_patent_war_against_everlight_with_new_infringement_lawsuit

Compound Semiconductor, GaN-on-Silicon Substrate Patent Investigation

http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737533/name/GaN-on-Silicon-Substrate-Patent-Investigatio.html

Gizmodo, LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick, http://gizmodo.com/led-lights-are-ruining-laundry-detergents-white-brighte-1565070690

LEDinside, Battle for Resources Heating Back up in Sapphire Substrate Industry, http://www.ledinside.com/news/2014/4/battle_for_resources_heating_back_up_in_sapphire_substrate_industry?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Wall Street Journal, The Best LED Light Bulbs for Vivid, Rich Colors, http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303626804579505642901978848?KEYWORDS=MICHAEL+HSU&mg=reno64-wsj

Marketwatch, Grow Lights for Agriculture Market 2014 to 2020 Shares and Global Forecasts, http://www.marketwatch.com/story/grow-lights-for-agriculture-market-2014-to-2020-shares-and-global-forecasts-2014-04-15-6203335

Compound Semiconductor, Osram LEDs light up Ford pickup, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737524/name/Osram-LEDs-light-up-Ford-pickup.html

LEDs Magazine, Works by Kipling lit by CLD and Osram, museum lighting advances, http://www.ledsmagazine.com/content/leds/en/articles/iif/2014/04/works-by-kipling-lit-by-cld-and-osram-museum-lighting-advances.html

Tweaktown, Pulse by Sengled LED light bulb offers lighting and music in any room, http://www.tweaktown.com/news/37215/pulse-by-sengled-led-light-bulb-offers-lighting-and-music-in-any-room/index.html

Reuters, LED makers get smart to rise above price war and growth cliff, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-lighting-technology-idUSBREA3211S20140403?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

Walmart, Walmart and GE Transforming Retail Lighting with Energy-Efficient LEDs Globally, http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/04/09/walmart-and-ge-transforming-retail-lighting-with-energy-efficient-leds-globally

Solid State Technology, GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well?, http://electroiq.com/blog/2014/03/gan-on-si-enables-gan-power-electronics-will-led-transition-as-well/

Semiconductor Today, LEDs in signage & professional displays to grow at 11.9% annually to $3.56bn in 2019, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/APR/ELECTRONICAST_070414.shtml

Patently Apple, Apple's Invents Sapphire Growth Systems, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/04/apples-invents-sapphire-growth-systems.html

Acquire, TAG HEUER MERIDIIST INFINITE, http://www.acquiremag.com/tech/cell-phones/tag-heuer-meridiist-infinite.php (sapphire cover glass)

Gizmag, Philips launches clear LED bulb with the look of an incandescent, http://www.gizmag.com/philips-launches-clear-led/31443/

IAM, Patent study reveals the companies best placed to profit from LED boom, http://www.iam-magazine.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=c54a0fad-e42f-4609-8c50-d83285ec4eae

Compound Semiconductor, Osram LED turns smartphones and tablets into remote controls, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19737498/name/-Osram-LED-turns-smartphones-and-tablets-into-remote-controls-.html

Solid State Technology, New technique makes LEDs brighter, more resilient, http://electroiq.com/blog/2014/03/new-technique-makes-leds-brighter-more-resilient/

All LED Lighting, The LED Patent Landscape, http://www.allledlighting.com/author.asp?section_id=560&doc_id=562794&

Clearntechnica.com, Former IKEA Execs Look to “Revolutionize” LED Light Bulbs, http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/09/former-ikea-execs-look-revolutionize-led-light-bulb-tech/#0Y8OTAq8hQWCop7t.99

March 2014

RTCC, LED costs to halve as efficiency doubles by 2020 – US Dept of Energy, http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/20/led-costs-to-halve-as-efficiency-doubles-by-2020-us-dept-of-energy/

LED Journal, Sapphire Applications and Market: From LED to Consumer Electronics, http://www.ledjournal.com/main/news/sapphire-applications-and-market-from-led-to-consumer-electronics/#sthash.9bTPEDqM.dpuf (Yole Research, Sapphire Report)

Compound Semiconductor, A $10 Revolution?, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/indepth-details/19737440/A-$10-revolution.html

NPD Display Search, Consumer Demand for LED Lighting Rises as Demand for LED Backlight Falters, According to NPD DisplaySearch, http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/140325_consumer_demand_for_led_lighting_rises_as_demand_for_led_backlight_falters.asp

Compound Semiconductor, Yole: Power has the strength over LEDs for GaN-on-Silicon, The market analysts believe that the LED market will stick to GaN-on-sapphire, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737418/name/Yole:-Power-has-the-strength-over-LEDs-for-GaN-on-Silico.html

Columbus Business First, LED light bulb prices projected to match CFLs by 2020, http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/ohio-energy-inc/2014/03/led-light-bulb-prices-projected-to-match-cfls-by.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_columbus+(Business+First+of+Columbus)

Tech Page One, LEDs are lighting our way to the future, http://techpageone.dell.com/downtime/leds-lighting-way-future/#.Uys73_l90xE

Tech Times, LG unveils Smart Lamp: Intelligent bulb links with iOS and Android devices,

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/4727/20140324/lg-unveils-smart-lamp-intelligent-bulb-links-with-ios-and-android-devices.htm

Techcrunch, Now Samsung Has Bluetooth LED Light Bulbs, Too, http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/27/now-samsung-has-bluetooth-led-light-bulbs-too/

Semiconductor Today, Osram launches CoB LED offering twice the light from half the surface, targeting compact spotlights, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/MAR/OSRAM_190314.shtml

Semiconductor Today, Martini Tech offering GaN MOCVD on sapphire substrates, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/MAR/MARTINI_240314.shtml

Gizmochina.com, Gionee release two new smartphone for Chinese market,

http://www.gizmochina.com/2014/01/08/gionee-release-two-new-smartphone-for-chinese-market/ (A non-luxury smartphone with a sapphire cover)

Patently Apple, Apple Reveals an Oleophobic Coating on Sapphire Process for iDevices that may Incorporate Liquid-Metal, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/03/apple-reveals-an-oleophobic-coating-on-sapphire-process-for-idevices-that-may-incorporate-liquid-metal.html

Techcrunch, Apple Patents Smudge-Resistant Sapphire Coating, Suggesting Displays Are On The Way, http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/27/apple-patents-smudge-resistant-sapphire-coating-suggesting-displays-are-on-the-way/

Semiconductor Today, Sapphire core prices to resume rise in Q2-Q3/2014; wafer prices to rise slightly in Q2, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/MAR/YOLE_070314.shtml

Patently Apple, Apple Saved the Sapphire Industry and will transform it in 2014, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/03/apple-saved-the-sapphire-industry-and-will-transform-it-in-2014.html

North American Builders, The Revolutionary LED, http://www.nab-magazine.com/index.php/features/columnists/146-parvez

CBS News.com, LED bulb delivers data through light, instead of Wi-Fi, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/led-bulb-delivers-data-through-light-instead-of-wi-fi/

Patently Apple, New Super Bright Nano-Dot Coatings for Sapphire Substrates came to light in Japan this Week, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/03/new-super-bright-nano-dot-coatings-for-sapphire-substrates-came-to-light-in-japan-this-week.html

Compound Semiconductor, Philips SlimStyle LED bulb comes in at $9.97, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737384/name/Philips-SlimStyle-LED-bulb-comes-in-at-$9.9.html

Greentechmedia, Cree Accelerates the LED Light Bulb Pricing War, http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/cree-accelerates-the-led-bulb-price-war

International Business Times, 'Thinnest-Possible' LEDs Could Transform Consumer Electronics,

 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/thinnest-possible-leds-could-transform-consumer-electronics-1439768

The Guardian, Illuminating cities with sustainable smart lighting systems, http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-smart-lighting-systems-cities

Apple Insider, Apple invention improves accuracy of wrist pedometers, points to future wearable device, http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/03/13/apple-invention-improves-accuracy-of-wrist-pedometers-points-to-future-wearable-device

Chicago Tribune, LED vs. CFLs: Shedding some more light on the subject of light bulbs, http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/sns-201403071900--tms--realestmctnig-a20140314-20140314,0,7280375.column

Robohub, Urban vegetable garden system with LED lighting, http://robohub.org/urban-vegetable-garden-system-with-led-lighting/

February 2014

Barron’s, Light Bulbs Go Off in LED,http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111904148504579409181904530874.html?mod=BOL_hp_oe

Semiconductor Today, Rubicon grows for a third consecutive quarter, driven by LED general lighting and non-LED mobile applications, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/FEB/RUBICON_240214.shtml

LEDs Magazine, Strategies Unlimited projects packaged LED market to hit $25.9B in 2018, http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2014/02/strategies-unlimited-projects-packaged-led-market-to-hit-25-9b-in-2018.html

LEDs Magazine, Packaged LED market resumes moderate growth while the SSL market will enjoy 12% CAGR through 2017, http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-3/features/packaged-led-market-resumes-moderate-growth-while-the-ssl-market-will-enjoy-12-cagr-through-2017-mag.html

NY Times, At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/business/at-newark-airport-the-lights-are-on-and-theyre-watching-you.html?hpw&rref=technology&_r=0

Fox News, LEDs turn out the light on incandescents and CFLs, http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/02/19/leds-turn-out-light-on-incandescents-and-cfls/?cmpid=edpick

Apple Insider, Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with 5.1" display, fingerprint scanner & heart rate monitor, http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/24/samsung-announces-galaxy-s5-with-51-display-fingerprint-scanner-heart-rate-monitor

Novus Light Today, Solid-State Lighting: Moving to the general market, http://www.novuslight.com/solid-state-lighting-moving-to-the-general-market_N2223.html

LEDs Magazine, Samsung announces three LED families that target mobile device applications, http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2014/02/samsung-announces-three-led-families-that-target-mobile-device-applications.html

EE Times Asia, LED lighting systems: Potential security risks? http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800695450_480700_NT_292e9346.HTM?click_from=8800110345,9555561284,2014-02-25,EEOL,ARTICLE_ALERT

Allied Lighting blog, Demand for sapphire "rebounding,” http://www.allledlighting.com/author.asp?section_id=560&doc_id=562609&f_src=allledlighting_sitedefault

Christian Science Monitor, Halogen light bulbs? CFL? LED? What's the difference?, http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Tech/2014/0225/Halogen-light-bulbs-CFL-LED-What-s-the-difference

Compound Semiconductor, Nichia's appeal of blue LED patent denied, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737338/name/Nichias-appeal-of-blue-LED-patent-denied.html

J
anuary/February 2014

ABI Research, LED and Visible Light Communications Could be Key to Unlocking $5 Billion Indoor Location Market, https://www.abiresearch.com/press/led-and-visible-light-communications-could-be-key-

Semiconductor Today, LED lighting market to grow from $2bn to $25bn in 2023, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/JAN/LUX_280114.shtml

Compound Semiconductor, IHS: GaN LED revenue lifts 10.6 percent in 2013, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details.php?cat=news&id=19737283

Patently Apple, Apple's Sudden Push into Sapphire Manufacturing Sends Taiwanese Manufacturers Scrambling to Secure Patents, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/02/apples-sudden-push-into-sapphire-manufacturing-sends-taiwanese-manufacturers-scrambling-to-secure-patents.html

Patently Apple, New Crystal Ceramic Fingerprint Scanning Material will try to Match Apple's Sapphire based Touch ID Solution, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/02/new-crystal-ceramic-fingerprint-scanning-material-will-try-to-match-apples-sapphire-based-touch-id-solution.html

Semiconductor Today, Decline in packaged LED ASPs slowing as super-high-power LEDs rise to 50% of lighting shipments by 2017, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/JAN/STRATEGIESUNLIMITED_300114.shtml

Digitimes, Digitimes Research: Japan to keep largest share of global LED lighting in 2014, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140107PD202.html?mod=3&q=LED

Gizmodo, How LED Streetlights Will Change Cinema (And Make Cities Look Awesome), http://gizmodo.com/led-streetlights-will-change-hollywood-and-make-every-c-1514840416

The New York Times, LEDs Change Thinking About the Light Bulb,http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/technology/personaltech/leds-change-thinking-about-the-light-bulb.html?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0

The New York Times, Basking in a New Glow, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/garden/basking-in-a-new-glow.html?hpw&rref=garden&_r=1

Cleantechnica.com, Understanding Light Bulbs — CFLs vs LEDs, http://cleantechnica.com/2014/02/06/understanding-light-bulbs-cfls-vs-leds/

Chicago Tribune, Brighten your knowledge on LED lights, http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-02-10/features/sc-cons-0130-savvy-shopper-20140210_1_bulbs-energy-star-incandescent

Compound Semiconductor, Rubicon Reveals Sapphire Plans, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/indepth-details/19737195/Rubicon-reveals-sapphire-plan.html

GigaOm, Apple patent reveals company’s potential plans for sapphire glass, http://gigaom.com/2014/01/23/apple-patent-reveals-companys-potential-plans-for-sapphire-glass/

Compound Semiconductor, Lux: LED lighting market to grow over 12-fold, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19737215/name/Lux:-LED-lighting-market-to-grow-over-12-fol.html

Tech Radar, Cook confirms Apple interest in sapphire, won't divulge use in iPhone 6 or iWatch

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/apple-boss-confirms-interest-in-sapphire-crystal-glass-1218574

Lighting, Studies show how retail lighting affects consumer behavior, http://www.lighting.co.uk/know-how/studies-show-how-retail-lighting-affects-consumer-behaviour/8656796.article?blocktitle=Techniques&contentID=8854

Lighting, Using LED lighting in retail: Into Lighting's Jitrois design, http://www.lighting.co.uk/projects/using-led-lighting-in-retail-into-lightings-jitrois-design/8656795.article?blocktitle=Latest-Projects&contentID=2660

LEDNews.org, Are we at the Tipping Point for Widespread Adoption of LEDs?, http://www.lednews.org/tipping-point-widespread-adoption-of-leds/

Digitimes, Crystalwise, Procrystal to raise additional capital, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140116PM200.html

EE Times, LED street light installations to grow by 400% in next five years forecasts Strategies Unlimited, http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/en/led-street-light-installations-to-grow-by-400-in-next-five-years-forecasts-strategies-unlimited.html?cmp_id=7&news_id=222919632&vID=8#

Tech Radar, Apple could stick sapphire to screens, processors and more in iPhone 6, http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/apple/apple-could-stick-sapphire-to-screens-processors-and-more-in-iphone-6-1218114

G4 Report, Greenhouse food growers testing LED lighting, http://groupivsemi.com/greenhouse-food-growers-testing-led-lighting/

G4 Report, Are LEDs the most sustainable form of light? US report says yes, http://groupivsemi.com/are-leds-the-most-sustainable-form-of-light-us-report-says-yes/


November/December 2013

Semiconductor Today, Sapphire substrate makers expanding production to meet LED lighting and smartphone demand, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/DEC/LEDINSIDE_021213.shtml

Compound Semiconductor, Nichia ups the ante in patent war with Everlight, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19737069/name/Nichia-ups-the-ante-in-patent-war-with-Everlight.html

Semiconductor Today, US LED and high-efficiency lighting market to grow at 10% annually through 2017, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/DEC/FREEDONIA_031213.shtml

Huffington Post, LEDs: A Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noah-horowitz/leds-a-holiday-gift-that-_b_4338954.html

CNet, Cree unveils 75-watt replacement LED (hands-on), http://reviews.cnet.com/smart-home/cree-75-watt-replacement/4505-9788_7-35833051.html

Compound Semiconductor, Plessey sampling new generation of GaN-on-Silicon LEDs, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19737066/name/Plessey-sampling-new-generation-of-GaN-on-Silicon-LED.html

The Verge, Philips' LED carpet brings the bioluminescent jungle indoors, http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/20/5125006/philips-desso-light-transmissive-carpets

Compound Semiconductor, Soraa expands US GaN LED manufacturing capabilities, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19737044/name/Soraa-expands-US-GaN-LED-manufacturing-capabilitie.html

Marketwatch, New GE Sugar Plum LED Holiday Lights Unveiled on National Christmas Tree,

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-ge-sugar-plum-led-holiday-lights-unveiled-on-national-christmas-tree-2013-12-06?reflink=MW_news_stmp

Optics.org, Soraa to build LED factory in Buffalo, http://optics.org/news/4/11/32

Novus Light Today, LEDs Make Leaf Lettuce Grow, http://www.novuslight.com/leds-make-leaf-lettuce-grow_N1885.html

Semiconductor Today, Soitec and SunEdison enter into SOI patent cross-license agreement, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/NOV/SOITEC_271113.shtml

LEDs Magazine, Osram LEDs to light the Sistine Chapel's Michelangelo frescoes, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/11/7

Bioscience Technology, Tiny Devices Can Shine Light on Brain Disorders,  http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/11/tiny-devices-can-shine-light-brain-disorders#.UoY5bhqtmSq

LED Journal, Using UV LEDs to Control the Spread of Hospital Acquired Infections, http://www.ledjournal.com/main/markets/applications/using-uv-leds-to-control-the-spread-of-hospital-acquired-infections/

Solid State Technology, Rubicon Technology appoints Warren Stewart as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, http://electroiq.com/blog/2013/11/rubicon-technology-appoints-warren-stewart-as-senior-vp-of-sales-and-marketing/

EDN.com, That 60W-equivalent LED: What you don’t know, and what no one will tell you…, http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/led-insights/4423570/That-60W-equivalent-LED--What-you-don-t-know--and-what-no-one-will-tell-you-

Design & Trend, iPhone 6 Concept Unveiled With Unbreakable Sapphire Display [VIDEO] Release Date Rumors, Specs, http://www.designntrend.com/articles/9160/20131118/iphone-6-concept-display-video-release-date-rumors-specs.htm

AllLEDLighting.com, 3Q13 Global LED Market Share Leaders, http://www.allledlighting.com/author.asp?section_id=3023&doc_id=561911&f_src=allledlighting_sitedefault

LEDinside.com, Soraa Expands GaN on GaN LED Manufacturing Operations in U.S., http://www.ledinside.com/news/2013/11/soraa_expands_gan_on_gan_led_manufacturing_operations_in_us

Hispanic Business News, Patent Issued for semiconductor Light-Emitting Diode, http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/11/20/patent_issued_for_semiconductor_light-emitting_diode.htm

CNet, Sapphire usage in smartphones set to soar, study finds, http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57607377-94/sapphire-usage-in-smartphones-set-to-soar-study-finds/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

IHS (Press Release), Sapphire Substrate Market to Nearly Triple as Demand Booms for Covers in Smartphones, http://press.ihs.com/press-release/design-supply-chain-media/sapphire-substrate-market-nearly-triple-demand-booms-covers-

Wall Street Journal, Samsung Elbows Apple with Stake in Gorilla Glass Maker Corning,http://allthingsd.com/20131023/samsung-elbows-apple-with-stake-in-gorilla-glass-maker-corning/?mod=tweet

Lighting Magazine, LED sales up 33 per cent at Philips, http://www.lighting.co.uk/news/latest-news/led-sales-up-33-per-cent-at-philips/8654626.article?referrer=RSS&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#

The New York Times, Tablet Makers Gear Up for Latest Skirmish, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/technology/tablet-makers-gear-up-for-latest-skirmish.html?ref=technology

The Wall Street Journal, Apple Adjusts Tablet Strategy, http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304384104579146601130885062?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

Techcrunch, Tablets To Grow 53.4% This Year, Says Gartner, as the Traditional PC declines 11.2% [Updated], http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/21/tablets-vs-pcs/

Gizmodo, How LED Lighting Is Being Used to Comfort Patients in Intensive Care, http://gizmodo.com/how-led-lighting-is-being-used-to-comfort-patients-in-i-1451256665

Union-Tribune (San Diego), LED lighting can bring warmth to your home, http://www.utsandiego.com/sponsored/2013/oct/18/michael-dove-lighting-led-warmth-home-low-energy/

Union-Tribune (San Diego), Philips targets office market with new LED light, http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/apr/11/philips-targets-office-market-with-new-led-light/

LEDs Magazine, Daan Roosegaarde debuts Crystal LED light artwork at Dutch Design Week, http://ledsmagazine.com/products/39491

LEDs Magazine, What's inside the Walmart 60W-replacement LED bulb?, http://ledsmagazine.com/features/10/10/12

LED Inside, Goldman Sachs Optimistic about LED Growth in 2014, http://www.ledinside.com/news/2013/10/goldman_sachs_optimistic_about_led_growth_in_2014

Compound Semiconductor, IHS: Packaged LED Market Could Double In 3 Years, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19736896/name/IHS-Packaged-LED-market-could-double-in-3-years.html

9to5mac.com, Report: Apple could use sapphire crystal for home button on new iPads, cover glass on 2014 iPhones, http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/18/report-apple-could-use-sapphire-crystal-for-home-button-on-new-ipads-cover-glass-on-2014-iphones/

Wall Street Journal, All Things Digital, http://allthingsd.com/20131008/apple-will-hold-fall-ipad-event-on-october-22/

Christian Science Monitor, http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2013/1009/iPad-rumors-swirl-around-new-design-Oct.-22-event

Electronics Weekly, LED market surging, http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/business/led-market-surging-2013-10/

The New York Times, Silver Screen and LEDs Join at Last, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/technology/personaltech/marrying-led-projectors-and-the-silver-screen.html?ref=technology

Compound Semiconductor, LED Light Bulbs Just Got Cheaper, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19736865/name/LED-light-bulbs-just-got-cheape.html

Digitimes, LED fluorescent tube market expanding, says DisplaySearch, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20131011PR201.html

Digitimes Research, Digitimes Research: September prices for 60W equivalent LED light bulbs fall in main markets, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20131003PD200.html?chid=2

Solid State Technology, Emergence of low price LED solutions are pushing technology adoption toward general lighting, http://electroiq.com/blog/2013/09/emergence-of-low-price-led-solutions-are-pushing-technology-adoption-toward-general-lighting/

Compound Semiconductor, Yole: Inexpensive LED Solutions Pushing Adoption In General Lighting, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19736834/name/Yole:-Inexpensive-LED-solutions-pushing-adoption-in-general-lighting.html

Laser Focus World, LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES: GaN-on-GaN platform removes cost/performance tradeoffs in LED lighting, http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/print/volume-49/issue-09/features/light-emitting-diodes-gan-on-gan-platform-removes-cost-performance-tradeoffs-in-led-lighting.html

Solid State Technology, Emergence of low price LED solutions are pushing technology adoption toward general lighting, http://electroiq.com/blog/articles/2013/09/emergence-of-low-price-led-solutions-are-pushing-technology-adoption-toward-general-lighting/

CNet, Is sapphire Apple's next product material?, http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57602594-37/is-sapphire-apples-next-product-material/

Patently Apple, Apple Invents a Fusion Process that Will Add a Sapphire Laminate Layer to iPhone, iPad & Future iWatch Cover Glass, http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2013/09/apple-invents-a-fusion-process-that-will-add-a-sapphire-laminate-layer-to-iphone-ipad-future-iwatch-cover-glass.html

Gizmodo, Apple's Patented Technology Would Make iPhone Virtually Unbreakable, http://gizmodo.com/apples-patented-technology-would-make-iphone-virtually-1302171875

Reuters, Shares of Apple, chip suppliers rise as iPhones hit stores, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/20/us-apple-iphone-idUSBRE98J0LD20130920?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

Wall Street Journal, Apple Sells 9 Million iPhones Over Launch Weekend, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304713704579092931680449134.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

Digitimes, Major LED development trends to occur in 2014, says LEDinside, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130917VL200.html

Semiconductor Today, Peregrine launches carrier-grade Wi-Fi switch delivering 50 times more isolation and 10 times better linearity for 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/SEP/PEREGRINE_250913.html

Digitimes, Sapphire to be used in new iPad, say Taiwan makers, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130917PD217.html

Buildings, Domino's Sets World Record for LED Lighting Efficiency, http://www.buildings.com/news/industry-news/articleid/16306/title/dominos-sets-world-record-for-led-lighting-efficiency.aspx

Digitimes/EDN, Four Taiwan sapphire wafer/ingot makers to expand capacities, says paper, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130916PB201.html

Digitimes, Nichia to be active in patent war against Taiwan LED maker Everlight, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130914PD200.html

Compound Semiconductor, Kyma's AlN Template Production Ramps Up, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/detail-news/id/19736793/name/Kyma's-AlN-template-production-ramps-u.html

Novus Light Today, Optical-Grade Sapphire, Where Quality Matters, http://www.novuslight.com/optical-grade-sapphire-where-quality-matters_N1596.html

Digitimes, The mid-power LED lighting trend: Q&A with Philips Lumileds CEO, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130909PD201.html

Taipei Times, New iPhone feature set to boost Taiwanese firms, http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2013/09/14/2003572073

Reuters, Insight: Trigger Finger - Apple fires biometrics into the mainstream, http://news.yahoo.com/insight-trigger-finger-apple-fires-biometrics-mainstream-100351152--sector.html

Engadget, iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor called Touch ID, recognizes your thumb on the Home button: here's how it works and what it does, http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/10/iphone-5s-fingerprint-sensor/

NBCnews.com, Apple launches iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/apple-new-iphones-5s-5c-8C11118217,

CNN.com, How iPhone 5S makes your finger into a password, http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/10/tech/innovation/iphone-fingerprint-scanner/index.html?iref=allsearch

Semiconductor Today, Optimizing spherical cap patterned sapphire for nitride semiconductor LEDs, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/SEP/SCUT_030913.html

Solid State Technology, Imec and Veeco to collaborate on GaN-on-Si devices for LEDs and power electronics, http://electroiq.com/articles/2013/09/imec-and-veeco-to-collaborate-on-gan-on-si-devices-for-leds-and-power-electronics/

LEDs Magazine, LED manufacturing news: Azzurro and Air Water pursue alternate LED substrate strategies, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/9/1#.UiYlx8RimOY.twitter

CIOL Magazine, Solid state lighting market worth $56.79 billion by 2018, http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/195028/solid-lighting-market-worth-usd5679-billion-2018

LEDinside.com, LED Taiwan Exhibition Focuses on 6-inch Wafer Production Trend, http://www.ledinside.com/news/2013/9/led_taiwan_exhibition_focuses_on_6_inch_wafer_production_trend?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

LEDs Magazine, LED Japan/Strategies in Light Japan speakers include blue LED pioneer, http://ledsmagazine.com/features/10/9/2

The New York Times, MARKET READY: What’s Best, LED or Incandescent Lights, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/garden/whats-best-led-or-incandescent-lights.html?src=rechp&_r=1&

Optics.org, General lighting LED lamp sales taking off in US and APAC, http://optics.org/news/4/8/38

Syscon.com, German Court Finds Everlight LED Products to Infringe Nichia's YAG Patent, http://www.sys-con.com/node/2784053

Optics.org, US authorities test adaptive LED headlamps, http://optics.org/news/4/9/11

Digitimes, LED lighting luminous efficiency to rise to 200lm/W in 5 years, says Philips Lumileds SSL Fellow, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130906PD217.html

Digitimes Research: LED edge-lit 50-inch and above size LCD TV panels in high demand, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130910PD211.html

Digitimes, Panel shipments for iPhone 5s expected to reach 10-15 million units in 3Q13, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130912PD205.html

Compound Semiconductor, Yole: LED Phosphor IP Is Shaping The Industry, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19736783/name/Yole:-LED-phosphor-IP-is-shaping-the-industr.html

Digitimes, Epistar starts shipping LED chips to Cree, say Taiwan makers, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130912PD211.html

LEDs Magazine, DOE publishes fact sheet on the lifetime and reliability of LED-based lighting, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/8/14

Business Insider, This Video Reveals Just How Huge Of An Upgrade The iPhone 5S Will Be On The Inside, http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-5s-will-have-more-power-2013-8

Electronic Engineering Journal, Sending Out an SOS, http://www.eejournal.com/archives/articles/20130722-peregrine/

Optics.org, General lighting LED lamp sales taking off in US and APAC, http://optics.org/news/4/8/38

EE Times Europe, As LED prices drop, LED lighting in emerging markets takes off, http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/en/as-led-prices-drop-led-lighting-in-emerging-markets-takes-off.html?news_id=222917993&cmp_id=7

LEDs Magazine, Cree, Lumileds, and Nichia spar on LED future at The LED Show, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/8/12

CNBC, How many consumers does it take to design a light bulb?, http://www.cnbc.com/id/100910667?__source=yahoo|finance|headline|headline|story&par=yahoo&doc=100910667|How+many+people+does+it+t

Examiner.com, LED market lightens up sapphire wafer prospects, http://www.examiner.com/article/led-market-lightens-up-sapphire-wafer-prospects

PC Magazine, Rumors Tip Gold iPhone 5S With Sapphire Home Button, http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422971,00.asp

Cultofmac.com, The Latest In iPhone 5S and 5C Rumors: Sapphire Home Buttons, Fingerprint Sensors, http://www.cultofmac.com/239871/iphone-5s-could-feature-redesigned-sapphire-home-button-fingerprint-sensor-expected/

Semiconductor Today, Peregrine introduces new RF switch, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/AUG/PEREGRINE_210813.html

Digitimes.com, Delayed fingerprint sensor production to limit initial shipments of iPhone 5S to 3-4 million units in 3Q13, say , http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130812PD212.html

NIST, LEDs Get a Life Sentence, http://www.nist.gov/pml/div685/grp03/led-lifetime-measurements.cfm

Solid State Technology, Tablet display market more than doubles in Q1, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/08/tablet-display-market-more-than-doubles-in-q1.html?cmpid=EnlSSTDailyAugust202013

Optics.org, Laser markets keep on an even keel, http://optics.org/news/4/7/51

Novus Light, Erogear Wearable Display Technology Provides Medium for Creativity and Safety, http://www.novuslight.com/erogear-wearable-display-technology-provides-medium-for-creativity-and-safety_N1543.html#sthash.dqrOOGTC.dpuf

Novus Light, VI Systems Acquires License to US Patent for Use in Silicon Photonics, http://www.novuslight.com/vi-systems-acquires-license-to-us-patent-for-use-in-silicon-photonics_N1433.html#sthash.xUnvggZM.dpuf

Hispanic Business, Patent Issued for Wall Structures for a Semiconductor Wafer, http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/8/22/patent_issued_for_wall_structures_for.htm

LEDs Magazine, LED business news: Osram and Sharp; Zumtobel exec and business changes, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/8/17

Semiconductor Today, AZZURRO demonstrates ‘1 bin’ wavelength LED wafer, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/AUG/AZZURRO_280813.html

Solid State Technology, Epi-wafer market to grow to $4 billion in 2020 as LED lighting zooms to $80 billion, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/07/epi-wafer-market-to-grow-to-4-billion-in-2020-as-led-lighting-zooms-to-80-billion.html

Optics.org, Osram shares soar on second day of trading, http://optics.org/news/4/7/13#.Ue1CdmIDl0w.twitter

Optics.org, LED sales up 28% at Philips, http://optics.org/news/4/7/32

Semiconductor Today, Sapphire substrates to face another growth peak, driven by emerging demand from handset market, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/JUL/LEDINSIDE_020713.html

Compound Semiconductor, Plessey Thrusts LEDs Into The Market, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/indepth-details/19736628/Plessey-thrusts-LEDs-into-the-marke.html

Digitimes.com, As LED lighting demand takes off, Taiwan makers should seek integration, says Formosa Epitaxy chairman, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130722PD200.html

EE Times Asia, China LED lighting market to grow 36% this year,

http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800687474_480700_NT_d45bde57.HTM\

Compound Semiconductor, Cracks Could Affect GaN-On-Silicon LED Market, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19736604/name/Cracks-could-affect-GaN-on-silicon-LED-marke.html

Optics.org, LED forecaster plays down GaN-on-silicon impact, http://optics.org/news/4/7/34

Schiphol (Amsterdam) to install LED lighting along all its runways, http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=177364#.Ueauk43q0xE

Solid State Technology, Smart lighting market to grow 37% between 2013 and 2018, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/07/smart-lighting-market-to-grow-37-percent-between-2013-and-2018.html

Digitimes.com, China plans to release LED lighting standards in 2014, say Taiwan makers, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130717PD201.html

TireBusiness.com, Philips LED bulbs designed for shops, http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20130723/SERVICEZONE/130729989/philips-led-bulbs-designed-for-shops

Compound Semiconductor, LED Chip Price Currently Stable But May Fall In H2 2013, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19736611/name/LED-chip-price-currently-stable-but-may-fall-in-H2-201.html

Wall Street Journal, Siemens Spinoff Could Have A Bright Future, http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/07/10/siemens-spinoff-could-have-a-bright-future/

Semiconductor Today, Siemens spin-off Osram goes public, becoming an independent firm, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/JUL/OSRAM_080713.html

Iowa Farmer Today, Milking lighting to boost production, http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/dairy/milking-lighting-to-boost-production/article_4b824b94-028a-11e2-8a2d-001a4bcf887a.html

Huffington Post, LEDs Light Up Wall Street, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/natalie-pace/leds-light-up-wall-street_b_3527029.html

Solid State Technology, Plessey's bright ideas land deal with US firm, http://www.electroiq.com/semiconductors/2013/07/10/plessey-s-bright-ideas-land-deal-with-us-firm.html

Digitimes, Prices for sapphire ingots in 3Q13 to rise 15-20%, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130702PD209.html

Semiconductor Today, Sapphire substrates to face another growth peak, driven by emerging demand from handset market, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/JUL/LEDINSIDE_020713.html

New Electronics, Plessey begins sampling 350mW GaN-on-Si leds, http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/plessey-begins-sampling-350mw-gan-on-si-leds/52614/

Compound Semiconductor, Surging Demand for LED Light Bulbs Fuels Global Price Drop, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19736552/name/Surging-demand-for-LED-light-bulbs-fuels-global-price-dro.html

Digitimes, Some LED chip makers extend to packaging, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130710PD200.html

Solid State Technology, US DOE news release Washington: Bright Lights and Even Brighter Ideas, http://www.electroiq.com/leds/2013/07/05/washington-bright-lights-and-even-brighter-ideas.html?cmpid=EnlLedJuly102013

Solid State Lighting, Bridgelux and Future Electronics Sign Global Distribution Agreement, http://www.solidstatelighting.net/news/?date=2013-07-09&id=123121#top

SocialTech.com, Peregrine Semiconductor In Deal With Murata, http://www.socaltech.com/peregrine_semiconductor_in_deal_with_murata/s-0049583.html

Solid State Technology, Defense semiconductor and similar applications represent 25% of sapphire industry revenue, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/06/defense-semiconductor-and-similar-applications-represent-25--of-.html

Compound Semiconductor, Sapphire Industry Must Push Harder To Crack Phone Screen Market, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19736457/name/Sapphire-industry-must-push-harder-to-crack-phone-screen-market.html

Asahi Shimbun, BIZ BRIEF: Panasonic to expand LED lighting business in Asia, http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/biz_briefs/AJ201306110086

Mac Daily News,Corning’s Gorilla Glass vs. sapphire for mobile touch displays
Read more at http://macdailynews.com/2013/05/28/cornings-gorilla-glass-vs-sapphire-for-mobile-touch-displays/#QOZAuLayhFiGW8qr.99 

Digitimes, Sapphire substrate firms hope to increase PSS prices, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130530PD212.html

LEDs Magazine, DOE announces $10.1M in Round 4 of new investments to drive cost-competitive LED lighting, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/6/5

Digitimes, LED lighting demand to rise in 2H13, says Epistar, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130603PD201.html?mod=2

EDN.com, Slideshow: How NASA uses LEDs, http://www.edn.com/design/led/4415460/Slideshow--How-NASA-uses-LEDs

EDN.com, Explosion-proof LEDs target failsafe appsm http://www.edn.com/electronics-products/other/4415304/Explosion-proof-LEDs-target-failsafe-apps

Optics.org, Demand for LEDs in biomed systems to grow fivefold by 2019, http://optics.org/news/4/6/7#.UbCSryYLpWQ.twitter

Digitimes Research: Taiwan MOCVD capacity to account for 28% of global total in 2013, http://www.digitimes.com/Reports/Report.asp?datepublish=2013/06/10&pages=PD&seq=203

Compound Semiconductor, LEDs And Power Transistors Share A GaN-On-Sapphire Chip, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details.php?cat=news&id=19736462

Solid State Technology, Report forecasts that LED luminaire business will reach $516M market by 2016, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/06/report-forecasts-that-led-luminaire-business-will-reach--516m-ma.html

Cleantechnica.com, The Next Apple Will Be Found in LED Lighting, http://cleantechnica.com/2013/05/20/the-next-apple-will-be-found-in-led-lighting/#lcbqBd68Sl7D9O4L.99 

Forbes, How Cree Perfected The 20-Year Lightbulb, http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2013/05/22/how-cree-perfected-the-20-year-lightbulb/

LIGHTimes News, Government Subsidies Decrease for China LED Chip Makers; Taiwan LED Chip Makers to Benefit from Reduced Price Pressure, http://www.solidstatelighting.net/news/?date=2013-05-14&id=122900#top

IES Logic, CFLs vs. LEDs: A Q+A with OSRAM SYLVANIA’s Jeff Waymouth, http://www.ieslightlogic.org/home-lighting/cfls-vs-leds-a-qa-with-osram-sylvanias-jeff-waymouth/ (Illuminating Engineering Society)

Digitimes Research, Global LED light bulb shipments to reach 842 million units in 2013, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130529PD206.html

Digitimes, Prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers may rise, say Taiwan makers, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130506PD211.html

EDN.com, Today’s LEDs—What’s responsible for the improvements?, http://www.edn.com/design/led/4414325/Today-s-LEDs-What-s-responsible-for-the-improvements-

Softpedia.com, Sapphire iPhone 5S Part Reportedly Sent to Apple “for Verification”

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sapphire-iPhone-5S-Part-Reportedly-Sent-to-Apple-for-Verification-353887.shtml

LEDs Magazine, Osram leads research on LED-based adaptive headlamps for autos, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/5/7

Electronics Weekly (UK), Toshiba to manufacture GaN-on-silicon LEDs, http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/components/led-lighting/toshiba-to-manufacture-gan-on-silicon-leds-2013-05/

Electronics Weekly (UK), Toshiba buys Bridgelux GaN-on-Si joint venture, http://www.electronicsweekly.com/led-luminaries/components/toshiba-buys-bridgelux-gan-on-si-joint-venture-2013-05/

The Verge, Hundreds of LED-equipped umbrellas will descend on MIT this Sunday night, http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/17/4341240/hundreds-of-led-equipped-umbrellas-will-descend-on-mit

Time, Smart Spending, Light Switch: Why You’ll Start Using LED Bulbs This Year, http://business.time.com/2013/04/25/light-switch-why-youll-start-using-led-bulbs-this-year/#ixzz2U8KX90OR

USA Today, Forecast: Tablet shipments to outpace PCs by 2015, http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2013/05/28/idc-tablets-pcs/2365667/?csp=tech

Barron’s, A Clear Case for Corning (Subscription Required)

Wall Street Journal, A Bright Future for LED, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323419104578377170025882466.html

Digitimes.com, Global LED light bulb prices continue to drop, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130401PD205.html

MIT Tech Review, LED Lights to Cut 60-Watt Bulb to Five Watts, http://www.technologyreview.com/view/513576/led-lights-to-cut-60-watt-bulb-to-five-watts/

Philly.com, GreenSpace: This bulb might turn you on, http://articles.philly.com/2013-04-01/news/38192440_1_incandescent-bulb-led-bulbs-light

EE Times, Plessey samples LEDs made on silicon wafers, http://www.eetimes.com/design/smart-energy-design/4411541/Plessey-samples-LEDs-made-on-silicon-wafers

Optics.org, Plessey plans silicon-based LED ramp, http://optics.org/news/4/4/5

Electronics Weekly, Mannerisms Blog, Plessey Samples GaN-on-Silicon LEDs, http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/david-manners-semiconductor-blog/2013/04/plessey-samples-gan-on-silicon.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Compound Semiconductor Magazine, Slashing The Cost Of Solid-State Lighting, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/features-details/19736224/Slashing-the-cost-of-solid-state-lightin.html (by Aixtron)

Reuters, LED price battle heats up as Osram launches 10-euro bulb, http://finance.yahoo.com/news/led-price-battle-heats-osram-085623631.html

Triangle Business Journal, Cree-Philips LED bulb battle heats up, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/04/philips-cree-led-bulb-battle-heats-up.html

Semiconductor Today, Cree’s LED lighting brings 70% energy savings to Tops Friendly Markets store, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/APR/CREE_100413.html

LEDs Magazine, LEDs Used in Signage/Professional Displays Global Market Forecast, http://ledsmagazine.com/products/38061

Compound Semiconductor, Let There Be LED Light, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/indepth-details/19736156/Let-there-be-LED-ligh.html

LEDs Magazine, DOE releases reports on LED environmental testing and ambient lighting, notes NAS report, http://ledsmagazine.com/news/10/4/3

Pike Research (news release), LED-Based Street Lighting Market to Surpass $2 Billion by 2020, Forecasts Pike Research, http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130227005120/en/LED-Based-Street-Lighting-Market-Surpass-2-Billion?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Chicagogrid.com, Made in Chicago: Rubicon Sapphire Wafers, http://bit.ly/ZDBGCJ

Solid State Technology, Peregrine Semiconductor to license its UltraCMOS design to Murata, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/03/peregrine-semiconductor-to-license-its-ultracmos-design-to-murat.html

Solid State Technology, AIXTRON sees signs of market stabilization in report of 2012 fiscal year, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/03/aixtron-sees-signs-of-market-stabilization-in-report-of-2012-fis.html

Bloomberg, LED Lighting to Grow 40% in 2013, Philips Executive Says, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-04/led-lighting-to-grow-40-in-2013-philips-executive-says.html

Apple Insider, Philips releases Hue LED light bulb SDK and official APIs to iOS developers, http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/03/11/philips-releases-hue-led-light-bulb-sdk-and-officialapis-to-ios-developers

Consumer Reports, LED prices drop as competition heats up, http://news.consumerreports.org/home/2013/03/led-prices-drop-as-competition-suddenly-heats-up.html

MIT Technology Review, Cree Introduces an LED Bulb Edison Would Love, http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512126/cree-introduces-an-led-bulb-edison-would-love/

MIT Technology Review, Once-Pricey LED Bulbs to Dip Under $10, http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512236/once-pricey-led-bulbs-to-dip-under-10/

GigaOm, Cree launches an LED bulb for under $10, http://gigaom.com/2013/03/05/cree-launches-an-led-bulb-for-under-10/

The Verge, Cree's $13 LED light bulb is the best yet, looks and feels incandescent (hands-on), http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/5/4068174/cree-10-dollar-led-light-bulb-incandescent

Semiconductor Today, Lux Research identifies dominant players in LEDs and power electronics, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/FEB/LUX_260213.html

New Hampshire Business Review, GTAT: Trade war hurts our sales in China, http://www.nhbr.com/businessnews/statenews/995919-257/gtat-trade-war-hurts-our-sales-in.html

Compound Semiconductor Magazine, Silicon-On-Sapphire; Rising Value In Next-Generation Wireless Networks, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/features-details/19736047/Silicon-on-sapphire;-rising-value-in-next-generation-wireless-network.html

EDN, Rubicon ships whopping 400,000 sapphire wafers, http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/led-zone/4406368/LED-Week-in-Review-Plastic-interconnects--Singapore--milestones-and-extreme-cold

Solid State Technology, Worldwide LED component market grows 9% with lighting, http://www.electroiq.com/articles/sst/2013/02/worldwide-led-component-market-grows-9-percent-with-lighting-.html?cmpid=EnlLedFebruary132013

Telegraph, Vertu Ti: luxury mobile phone to sell for over £14,000. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/technology-video/9865156/Vertu-Ti-luxury-mobile-phone-to-sell-for-over-14000.html

Digitimes, Taiwan makers looking to use of sapphire wafers in smartphones, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130204PD221.html

Compound Semiconductor Magazine, Cree LED Lighting Illuminates Petty’s Garage, http://www.compoundsemiconductor.net/csc/news-details/id/19736013/name/Cree-LED-lighting-illuminates-Petty%E2%80%99s-Garag.html

Digitimes Research, Panasonic LED lighting accounts for 10% of global market in 2012, http://www.digitimes.com/Reports/Report.asp?datepublish=2013/01/10&pages=PD&seq=204

LEDs Magazine, ANSI works to standardize LED datasheet for white LEDs (MAGAZINE), http://ledsmagazine.com/features/10/2/5

Digitimes, China government expected to boost integration of LED makers, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130219PD218.html

Semiconductor Today, GaN device market to grow at 18% annually through 2016, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/FEB/TECHNAVIO_080213.html

Digitimes, China LED industry continues to expand despite oversupply, http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130219PD216.html

Semiconductor Today, Soitec’s engineered substrates used in over half of smart phones and tablets, http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2013/FEB/SOITEC_050213.html

New York Times, LEDs Emerge as a Popular ‘Green’ Lighting, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/business/leds-emerge-as-a-popular-green-lighting.html?_r=0

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Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara, CA, United States

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Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angele, CA, United States

SPIE Optics and Photonics 2014

August 17-21 2014

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, United States

2014 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

September 14-17, 2014

Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN, United States

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2014

April 6-9, 2014

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

Materials Science & Technology 2014
October 12-16, 2014

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Strategies in Light Europe 2014

October 21-23, 2014

M.O.C. Event Centre
Munich, Germany