2014-06-11

LG Display to Supply Large OLED TV Panels to Panasonic

LG Display is in talks with Panasonic to supply big-screen OLED TV panels as the Japanese company lower production costs, according to a Bloomberg report.
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2014-06-11

New EarthBulb Plus LED Products Exceed CEC LED Standards

EarthTronics announced that its new line of EarthBulb Plus enhanced color LED light products is available for use wherever high color quality is essential. The EarthBulb Plus provides a very high color rendering index of greater than 92 and a balance of the important R9 visible red within the full lighting spectrum. The result is naturally appearing colors and skin tones. Visual acuity and eye comfort is also a benefit of the improved color quality of the EarthBulb Plus product line.
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2014-06-10

Sumitomo to Expand GaN-on-SiC Device Production with AIXTRON System

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI), Japan, has ordered an AIXTRON CRIUS MOCVD system to be delivered with 4-inch wafer configuration in order to boost production of gallium nitride on silicon carbide devices for RF data transfer applications. The purchase was made in the first quarter of 2014 for delivery at SEDI’s Electron Devices Division in Yokohama in the third quarter.
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2014-06-09

China-LED: Flip Chip Gold-Wire Free LED Package Trend to Benefit Downstream Manufacturers

Flip chip gold-wire free LED packages are going mainstream in China this year, according to a report by China-LED.org. With Samsung LED bringing flip chips into TV products, the market has been assured that the technology is here to stay. Many big brands in Asia including Samsung and Lextar are focusing development on package free and gold-wire free LED packages.
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2014-06-09

Bangkok Int’l Airport to Receive LED Upgrade

Bangkok International Airport in Thailand will be cutting energy consumption with a LED upgrade in the next six months, according to a report byPattaya Mail.
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2014-06-09

SEL and Nokia Develop Foldable OLED Panels

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL), Advanced Film Device (AFD) (a subsidiary of SEL) and Nokia developed OLED displays that can be folded into two or three, according to a latest report by Nikkei Technology.
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2014-06-06

LEDinside’s Warm Tips: LEDforum 2014 Guangzhou will be held on June 11

LEDforum 2014, organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, will be held on June 11, 2014. Top executives from the first-tire international manufacturers like Philips Lumileds, Osram, Samsung, Seoul Semiconductor, Toyoda Gosei, LED chip giants such as Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics, China leading LED enterprises like Honglitronic, Refond and MLS Lighting will be invited as speakers, dissect the current situation of LED industry on the theme of LED market trends and the development strategy, to create an audi...
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2014-06-05

MicroMarket Monitor: Airport Lighting System Market Forecast and Analysis 2013-2018

The commercial airport lighting market is segmented and sub-segmented on the basis of airport application areas, technology and region. The market is broadly segmented into three segments, namely, landside, terminal and airside. It considers segmentation of the market by technology namely, LED (Light Emitting Diode), Incandescent and Fluorescent. These technologies are further divided by the application areas.
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2014-06-05

Nail Art Becoming Next Wearable Device Frontier

Ladies that fancy a manicure might be getting more than just colorful designs in the near future. A U.S. design project is aiming to outdo Japanese manufacturer Takara Tomy Arts decorative stick-on LED nails by taking nail art to the next digital level.
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2014-05-30

GE Lighting and ByteLight Merge iBeacon Tech with LED Fixtures

GE Lighting and ByteLight today announced they will showcase the next generation of LED lighting fixtures that communicate with shoppers’ smart devices while in-store, enabling retailers to provide exciting new location-based services using GE LED infrastructure. The innovative solution featuring GE’s Lumination™ LED Luminaire - IS Series is being unveiled at LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 (LFI®) in Las Vegas, June 3-5, in GE Lighting’s booth #4208.
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2014-05-28

Plessey Semiconductor Expands GaN-on-Silicon LED Production using AIXTRON Technology

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd today announced that it has purchased another CRIUS II-XL MOCVD system for use in the manufacture of Gallium Nitride LEDs on Silicon wafers (GaN-on-Si). The company is further expanding its production capacities in this area. The Close Coupled Showerhead system recently delivered with a 7x6-inch configuration will supplement an existing production system from AIXTRON.
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2014-05-26

Direct-lit LED TV Market Penetration Rates to Break 50% Barrier in 2014

As LED TV market penetration rates reached 95 percent in 2013, the product’s market penetration rates are close to full saturation this year. With high LED TV market penetration rates, LED-backlit TVs are close to overtaking CCFL backlight modules in 2014. In 2014, direct-lit LED TV penetration rates are expected to exceed 50 percent, and clinch the leading position from edge-lit type TVs for the first time.
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2014-05-26

M&M: Smart Lighting Market Global Forecast & Analysis to 2014-2020

The smart lighting industry involves the use of lighting control systems that deliver correct amount of light when needed. It deals with the technology where lights can automatically perform various operations at set times or under set conditions. It makes use of intelligent lighting control systems to intelligently control light, based on various parameters such as; occupancy, movement, color temperature, amount of natural/daylight and so on. The customers of lighting control systems apply a set of such lighting control strategies using specific technologies and methods to control consumption of light energy. 
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2014-05-26

Delicate Dandelion LED Light Fixtures Illustrate Fragility of Life

It is hard to resist the urge of picking up a dandelion along the side of the road and blowing on it, sending its hundreds of seed scattering in the wind. Studio Drift, based in The Netherlands, combine the soft romantic characteristics of the dandelion into their innovative lighting creations.
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2014-05-23

KLA-Tencor: Wafer Defect Detection Inspection Trends

Optic inspection is still the mainstream wafer defect detection method in the inspection and metrology field, while E-beam will continue to be a niche market, said KLA-Tencor Chief Marketing Officer Brian Trafas during the opening ceremony of the new training facility held at the company’s Hsinchu branch on May 23, 2014.
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2014-05-21

LEDforum 2014 Gathers International Industry Giants, to Present the most Professtional LED Seminar

LEDforum 2014, organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, will be held on June 11, 2014. Top executives from the first-tire international manufacturers like Philips Lumileds, Osram, Samsung, Seoul Semiconductor, Toyoda Gosei, LED chip giants such as Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics, China leading LED enterprises like Honglitronic, Refond and MLS Lighting will be invited as speakers, dissect the current situation of LED industry on the theme of LED market trends and the development strategy, to create an audi...
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2014-05-21

Katy Perry Shows Off to be Released Ashish-Topshop LED Sneakers

American artist Katy Perry is no stranger to experimenting with Avant-garde and futuristic clothing. Having being spotted onstage and at a Met Ball in 2011 in flashy LED outfits, the artist has added a new LED sneaker to her lineup of brightly colorful wardrobe.
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2014-05-19

Mini Solar LED Tree Charger for Mobile Phones

French designer Vivien Muller has created an ecofriendly solar mobile phone charger and LED lamp, Electree Mini, that resembles a bonsai tree.
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2014-05-16

Flexible LED Kangaroo Light for Bags

UK design firm, STUDIO BANANA THiNGS, has collaborated with The Innovation Quarter at Bangor University (UK) has created a flexible LED light for bag interior, Kangaroo Light.
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2014-05-15

SQI LED Blue-Light Hazard Tests Results Busts CCTV Report Claims

A recent report by mainstream Chinese media CCTV revealing “LEDs without diffusers can cause blindness within 10 seconds” in a TV program generated much interest in China. However, studies cited in the report have been taken out of context, according to a Chinese LED test laboratory report.
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2014-05-15

Paragon Precision: Cost Difference Between LED and Fluorescent Lighting Shrinking

Lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] announced that in the past three years, the cost difference between LED and fluorescent lighting has shrunk dramatically, thanks to substantial reductions in the cost of LED technology. 
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2014-05-15

Iraqi Student Uses LEDs to Stop Movie Pirating

Hadaia Azad Ezzulddin, a 9th grade student at Nilufer Girls Secondary School in Erbil, Iraq has come up with a solution using LED to stop movie pirating, according to a Student Science report.
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2014-05-14

DOE Lighting Impact on Health Report Notes LED Not Particularly Harmful

Recent reports by mainstream Chinese media CCTV that LEDs without diffusers causing blindness within 10 seconds has generated much talk in China, but a report by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) claim LEDs are not particularly harmful compared to other conventional light sources when it comes to nonvisual applications. 
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2014-05-14

Philips Redefines Algiers Skylines with LED Lighting Makeover to Iconic Maqam Echahid

Royal Philips unveiled the spectacular illumination of Algeria’s iconic Maqam Echahid with its latest LED lighting technology, boosting the beautification of the city of Algiers and cutting energy consumption by 75%. Philips is showcasing its LED lighting solutions in Algeria as part of the fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow. By making a stopover in Algeria for the second consecutive year, Philips underlines its commitment to enhance life in Africa by improving energy efficiency in Algeria.
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2014-05-14

Philips Site & Area Solar LED Solutions Provide High Quality Illumination Powered by the Sun

Over 400 million tons of CO² per year on average is generated by power electricity which is used to support lighting applications that highly impact our environment and climate. We therefore need to find a renewable source of green energy.
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2014-05-13

Three U.S. Finalists Compete for Prestigious GE Edison Award

GE Lighting announced three finalists in its 31st annual international GE Edison Award competition from the GE Lighting Institute, a teaching facility at the heart of GE Lighting’s Nela Park world headquarters in East Cleveland, Ohio. This year’s finalists represent an arts performing center, the headquarters for a global investment firm, and an event and conference addition to a cultural center.
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2014-05-12

Apple Patents Super Resolution Photo Technology

Apple has patented a super resolution photo technology that is capable of boosting resolution without the need of adding more megapixels recently, according to Apple Insider and several other reports.
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2014-05-12

Philips and Green Sense Farms Develop New Indoor Farming LED Lights

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, has partnered with Green Sense Farms (GSF), a Chicago-area commercial grower, to develop one of the largest indoor commercial farms using LED grow lights tailored to their specific crops. This innovative farming model allows them to harvest 20-25 times a year by using ‘light recipes’ optimized for their produce, using 85 percent less energy. The result will be an increase in crop yields and reduced operating costs, while providing consumers with locally grown, fresh vegetables throughout the year.
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2014-05-12

Microsoft Research Proposes BSFK LED Positioning System

As LED becomes increasingly widespread, Microsoft Research has also caught on with LiFi technology developments with proposed LED positioning system, Epsilon. The company’s Asia research division recently published a paper explaining the concept behind the positioning system.
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2014-05-12

Disney Invents LED Robots That Create Animation in Real Time

Walt Disney Research Lab and ETH Zurich have designed LED two-wheeled robots named Pixelbots that are able to create animation in real time. 
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE