Philips Lumileds Lighting Company

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Lumileds Holding B.V.
Industry Electronics
Founded 1999
Headquarters San Jose, California
Key people
Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, CEO
Products LEDs, Lighting, Automotive Lighting
Number of employees
1760 (2005)

Lumileds Lighting was formed in November 1999 as a joint venture between Philips Lighting and Agilent Technologies. It develops and markets LEDs. Upon Philips' acquisition, Lumileds has become a business unit within Philips Lighting and is known as Philips Lumileds Lighting Company. March 31st 2015 80.1% of the company was acquired by a consortium led by GO Scale Capital. Following the transaction, the new company will continue under the name Lumileds, led by CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre. Philips’ Lighting Solutions business will remain a customer of Lumileds and will continue the existing partnership.[1]

Philips terminated the proposed merger of Lumileds with GO Scale Capital and others on 23-January 2016 because of unspecified objections of the U.S. government.[2]


LUXEON is the trade name for high power LEDs that dissipate 1 watt or more. Models include LUXEON I, LUXEON III, LUXEON V, LUXEON K2, LUXEON Star, and LUXEON Rebel. They are available in many colors, including white.[citation needed]

Competitors to Lumileds include Cree Inc., OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Seoul Semiconductor and Nichia Corporation.


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  2. ^ Philips Calls Off Sale of Controlling Stake in LED Business, New York Times, 22 January 2016