2017-12-12

San’an Opto Pours RMB 33.3 Bil into New Semiconductor Projects

San’an Optoelectronics announced, on December 5, 2017, the firm's board meeting passed the Investment Cooperation Agreement, which is going to be co-signed by the firm, People's Government of Quanzhou City in Fujian Province, and People's Government of Nan'an City in Fujian Province.
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2017-12-12

Ouster Announces Launch of OS1 LIDAR, Completes $27M Series A Financing Round

Ouster, a San Francisco-based developer of high-performance LIDAR technology emerged from stealth, announces the launch of the company's new OS1 model LIDAR, and $27 million in Series A funding, led by Cox Enterprises.
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2017-12-12

BOE Technology Group and Universal Display Corporation Enter into Long-Term OLED Agreements

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its technology and materials, announced the signing of long-term OLED Agreements with Chinese display giant BOE Technology Group.
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2017-12-11

Monocrystal Rated as “Integration Partner” by OSRAM

Monocrystal, specializing in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, received the status of “Integration Partner”, thus reaching the highest possible supplier grade with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH.
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2017-12-11

Light Polymers Announces Next-Generation OLED Polarizer Technology

Light Polymers is announcing a next-generation circular polarizer for OLED displays based on lyotropic liquid crystal technology. Light Polymers’ proprietary nanochemistry creates a circular polarizer at 45 µm, thinner than any competitive offering.
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2017-12-11

What Industry Professionals Say about Micro LED

LEDinside this time collected insights on Micro LED from seven experts. What do they think about Micro LED and the feasibility of its mass production? What are the elements they think Micro LED should have to be able to win the competition against LCD and OLED?
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2017-12-11

Epileds Will Complete Factory Relocation at the End of This Year and Has Started Investing in Micro LED

LED epi-wafers and chips supplier Epileds has posted flat revenue in 2H17 due to seasonal headwinds and the relocation of its factory. 
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2017-12-11

Excerpts from TrendForce's Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry

The global research company TrendForce held 2018 Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry on December 7, 2017. Here are the key excerpts from the forum.
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2017-12-08

Osram Broadband, Infrared Emitter Wins at 2017 ACE Awards

Osram Opto Semiconductors was a finalist in three categories at the Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards that took place last night at the San Jose Convention Center.
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2017-12-08

HKU Chair Professor Led Sustainable Lighting Systems Research Brings New LED Products and Theory Breakthrough

The research team stresses that sustainable lighting technology should incorporate a new principle that includes (i) energy saving, (ii) long product lifetime and (iii) recyclability of product materials. It highlights the important point that “energy-saving technology is not necessarily environmentally-friendly if it generates lots of harmful electronic waste within a short product lifetime”.
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2017-12-08

Updates on MOCVD Patent War Between Veeco and AMEC

Providers of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment Veeco and AMEC have been exchanging heavy fire this year, filing patent infringement lawsuits against each other in the US and China.
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2017-12-08

LG Display’s Massive Surge in OLED Light Panel Production Set to Ignite Global Lighting Market

LG Display announced that the company started mass production at its new Gen 5 OLED light panel production line in Gumi, Korea and launched its new OLED light brand, Luflex. With these moves, the company will lead the lighting market, providing a powerful boost to the nascent sector globally. 
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2017-12-08

“UV Power” Research Project is Working on LED-replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources

The optical outputs of the new LEDs are expected to be greater than 120 mW at 300 ± 10 nm, 140 mW at 280 ± 10 nm and 80 mW at 260 ± 10 nm. The research group is also working on making significant improvements to the aging behavior of the LEDs so they can be operated longer and more economically.
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2017-12-08

Evolve Media Group Joins Absen LED as Newest VAD Partner

During the recent LDI tradeshow and conference, Evolve Media Group and Absen, specializing in LED technology, finalized its VAD (Value Add Distribution) partnership.
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2017-12-08

PixelFLEX Brings Water to Desert with nuMedia Innovations

Designed to create seamless convex or concave curved video displays, TrueFLEX is an ideal solution for installations requiring an ultra finepixel pitch and a high-resolution LED video pallet in a flexible format.
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2017-12-07

Avnet Adds Universal Lighting Technologies to LED Solutions Portfolio in the Americas

Avnet and Universal Lighting Technologies announced a new agreement designating Avnet as Universal’s first OEM distributor authorized to sell the EVERLINE family of LED drivers and linear modules in the Americas. 
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2017-12-07

Gooee Enters Canada by Solidifying IoT Lighting Partnership with Stanpro Lighting Systems

Smart lighting start-up Gooee has extended its North American reach to Canada by partnering with Stanpro Lighting Systems, a lighting manufacturer for the Canadian market located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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2017-12-06

LeddarTech to Showcase the First 3D Solid-State LiDAR IC for Autonomous Driving at CES 2018

At CES 2018—from January 9 to 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada—LeddarTech will be presenting the LeddarCore LCA2, the industry's first 3D solid-state LiDAR (SSL) integrated circuit (IC) enabling mass production of automotive LiDARs, in the Leddar Ecosystem pavilion.
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2017-12-06

Fluence Bioengineering to Increase Adoption of LED Grow Lights with Financing Options and Expansion into Europe

Fluence Bioengineering announces the appointment of Kurt Davis to Director of Fluence Capital and Dr. Theoharis Ouzounis to Business Development, Europe. Both roles will serve as new gateways to speed the adoption rate of LED horticulture lighting solutions across commercial produce, cannabis and ornamental crop production worldwide.
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2017-12-06

Casambi’s Updated Lighting Control App Enhances Daylight Management and Multiple Network Access in Larger Buildings

Provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies Casambi announces the introduction of a new release of their lighting control app for smartphones, smart watches and tablets.
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2017-12-06

RPI Study Demonstrates that Both High Yields and Nutritional Quality of Leafy Greens Can Be Achieved With LUXEON SunPlus Lime LEDs

The study, utilizing a variety of commercial LEDs, compared the effectiveness of different LEDs on the growth of red lettuce Rouxai. The best combined yield and antioxidant concentrations in the lettuce was observed using LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs.
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2017-12-06

Epistar to Manufacture Small Batch of Mini LED in 2Q18

Epistar General Manager Chou Ming-Chun revealed at the company’s investor conference on December 5 that Mini LED is likely to be mainstream in the backlight market.
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2017-12-05

Deltavation Selects Gooee as Data Store & Analytics Platform

Following Gooee’s European launch at LuxLive 2017 in November 2017, the Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider and Deltavation announce a partnership that sees Gooee’s data store and analytics platform being integrated into Deltavation’s LED lamp-based linear, lighting, sensing and control systems.
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2017-12-05

Philips Lighting OEM wins at Lux Awards 2017

Philips Lighting have announced one win and one highly commended at the Lux Awards 2017 for their OEM business - Philips Lighting OEM UK. The Lux Awards are a recognized annual event designed to celebrate both creativity and sustainability in lighting.
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2017-12-05

Apple, Stanford Collaborate on Heart Study, Using Green LED to Measure Heart Rate

Apple is working with Stanford Medicine researchers on a research study to determine whether the Apple Watch’s heart-rate sensor can identify irregular heart rhythms associated with a condition known as atrial fibrillation (AFib).
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2017-12-05

Osram’s Kulim Plant Will Create Economies of Scale for the firm, CEO says

This is an evolution story of a long-running business. With a history of almost a century in general lighting, Munich-based conglomerate Osram went through several fierce competitions in the industry in the LED era and finally in 2016 decided to divest its historic light sources business, selling it to a Chinese consortium.
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2017-12-04

Crystalwise 6-inch Wafers to Enter Micro LED Market

Taiwan-based sapphire substrate supplier Crystalwise Technology suffered a loss per share of NTD 2.99 in the past three quarters in 2017 mainly due to the low price of patterned sapphire substrates (PSS). The market has gone through a reshuffle and gradually turned healthy in recent years.
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2017-12-04

SESCO Lighting Opens New Headquarters in Florida

SESCO Lighting has opened its new 16,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Maitland, Florida. In addition to extensive business in Florida, the company has exclusive rights to sell a multitude of lighting products in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. This expansion of the company has enhanced its services, improved the ability to serve customers and bolstered growth. SESCO also provides lighting for projects in many foreign countries.
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2017-12-01

What Academics Say about Micro LED

The new display technology Micro LED actually has a history of over a decade. After Apple acquired LuxVue Technology, it officially became famous. Its properties- high resolution, high brightness, real-time response, and low power consumption- win hearts of many A-list high-tech companies such as Apple, Sony, Google and Facebook, as well as companies in the display industry.
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2017-12-01

Veeco Seeks to Invalidate AMEC Patent before Beijing IP Court

Veeco Instruments announced today that it is preparing to appeal to the Beijing IP Court against the decision previously made by the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) regarding the validity of patent ZL201220056049.5 held by Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC). 
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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