First published in Cleantech Infocus: 2010 - Equity Deals of the Year, January 2011. Copyright Cleantech Investor Ltd.
The most high profile deal of the year in LEDs was the listing of Taiwanese LED manufacturer, SemiLEDs, on NASDAQ in December. SemiLEDs raised $79 million. Also in December, but at the other end of the scale, ProPhotonix listed on the AIM market in London, raising £0.8 million.
Elsewhere, notable venture investment deals in LEDs included Redwood Systems and Nualight – both focused on built environment applications for LEDs.