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This Week The Global LED Industry News

This week Walmart has pushed LED manufacturers into hot water as it releases a US$ 9 LED bulb line, while German manufacturer Osram slashed 900 jobs in the U.S. as part of its restructure plan. Goldman Sachs on the other hand has remained upbeat about LED growth in 2014, and has cast a rather rosy light on the industry. Below are LEDinside’s editor team’s pick of some important news over the week, that you might not want to miss out:

Highlights of the Week

Goldman Sachs Optimistic about LED Growth in 2014 Osram Cuts Jobs in U.S. Four Reasons Cree Tops Goldman Sachs List Walmart Shows Aggressive Streak by Launching Under US$ 9 LED Bulbs Rising Lighting Demands Triggers Chinese LED Manufacturers Surging Utilization Rates LEDinside: Global LED Bulb ASP Up in August LEDforum 2013 Taipei to Probe Lighting Market Demands

Top hits of the week:

Goldman Sachs Optimistic about LED Growth in 2014 Osram Cuts Jobs in U.S. Philips Adds Life to Residential Lighting with New Master LED Bulbs LED Manufacturers Under Pricing Pressure Rush into Package Free Chip Four Reasons Cree Tops Goldman Sachs List Cree Extends Leadership with Higher Performance XLamp XP-G2 LEDs Shuoen Tech Keeps LEDs Cool with Graphite Goldman Sachs Projects Weak Global MOCVD Demand for 2014 New LED Roadway Light from Larson Electronics Outperforms High Pressure Sodium Lamps Wagon-Wheel Pasta Shape Makes Better LEDs

Other trends to watch out for:

Guangdong LED Industry Sees Significant Growth in 2013 Downward Trend in LED Price Puts Squeeze on Small and Medium Companies

Industry news of the week:

Fujifilm and imec Make New Photoresist Technology for Organic Semiconductors Foxconn Strays from Apple Diet Genesis Photonics Maintains Superior Operations in September Fairchild Semiconductor Appoints Sales SVP Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Complete Merge Veeco Completes Purchase of Synos Technology NXP Strengthens Footprint in Singapore GE and Walmart Team Up to Make Energy Efficiency More Accessible LED Canada Partners with Shenzhen Optoelectronics Technology Company  

Product picks:

Hubbell Lighting Launches Upgrade Program For Commercial Buildings Lextar Double Sided LED Luminaire Wins Good Design Award 2013 LED Canada Releases Energy Star™ Listed LED PAR Series Barco and Projectiondesign® Launch Next-Generation Single-Chip ReaLED™ Projector GlacialLight Complete Flood Light Solutions GE Develops High Performance, Affordable LED Bulbs To Advance Mainstream Adoption PSFK: Barbie's New LED Makeover Sure to Turn Heads

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Editor's Weekly Picks for Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Topics: Lighting