2017-04-13

AIXTRON and Major Asian OLED Display Manufacturer Collaborate on Production Qualification of Deposition Technology

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, received a purchase order from a leading Asian OLED display manufacturer for a deposition system to be installed at the customer site within the second half of 2017. The collaboration targets the qualification of AIXTRON’s technology for the production of OLED displays.
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2017-04-13

Sony Commercializes the Industry's First Automotive 2MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor with LED Flicker mitigation and HDR

Sony Corporation is announcing the commercialization of a new state-of-the-art 2.45 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, the IMX390CQV type 1/2.7. Sony will begin shipping samples in May 2017.
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2017-04-11

Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition Winners Unveiled

Results of the 10th Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition were announced at a networking reception during the opening of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition). 
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2017-04-11

2017 DOE Connected Lighting Systems Workshop

DOE’s annual Connected Lighting Systems Workshop gathers top experts in the lighting and IT industries, and their customers, for cross-cutting dialogue on the promise, potential, and challenges of connected lighting systems. Collaboration is essential if the full benefits of connected lighting systems are to be realized. 
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2017-04-11

Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program

Intertek, a major Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the launch of its certification program for lighting products, including LED luminaires, used in horticultural or agricultural applications. The Horticultural Lighting Certification Program, which is the first of its kind in the industry, will leverage the Company’s lighting expertise to help manufacturers develop innovative, high-performance products for an emerging industry.
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2017-04-11

These Are the Top 10 LED Cities in the U.S.

Cities like Seattle, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City are leading the charge and reaping the benefits when it comes to LED adoption, but there is still a long runway. Less than 20 percent of U.S. residential light sockets contain an LED bulb, which means millions are missing out on this high-quality, energy-saving light source.
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2017-04-10

HKTDC Spring Lighting Fair Welcomed About 21,000 Buyers

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), closed yesterday. The four-day fair (6-9 April) welcomed a record of 1,340 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, welcoming close to 21,000 buyers from 115 countries and regions, a 5.8 per cent increase over the previous year.
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2017-04-07

9th Spring Lighting Fair Opens in Hong Kong: New Zone Showcasing Smart Lighting & Solutions

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) opened today and continues through 9 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions.
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2017-04-07

IKEA Canada Launches An App That Allows Customers to Personalize Lighting

On April 1st, IKEA takes the next step in the smart home journey by releasing its first completely digital home furnishing product. The TRÅDFRI app allows people to design their lighting the way they want through their phone or tablet. The app is part of the new Smart Lighting collection which includes solutions for dimming lighting, switching from warm to cold light, remote steering and personalization of lighting.
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2017-04-06

New Research Reveals Outdoor Lighting Makes Homes More Attractive to Buyers

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, has today released findings that reveal the impact outdoor lighting has on 'curb-appeal' or the desirability of a home. Outdoor lighting is a key consideration when buying a home for nearly half of Europeans (45%) - beating the type of windows, roof or paintwork of a house, as a consideration. While one third of all Europeans agree that outdoor lighting has a significant impact on the appeal of a home.
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2017-04-06

Philips Lighting First Lighting Company to “Elluminate” the Way Forward for Omni-Channel Retail

Philips Lighting has become the first lighting solutions provider to announce the launch of a ‘chatbot’ on their local Facebook page, allowing users to purchase Philips Lighting’s suite of consumer products conversationally through Facebook’s messenger platform.
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2017-03-31

10 Luxury Lighting Brands Which Will Be Attending Salone Del Mobile

This year, Salone del Mobile and Euroluce will take place from April 4th to the 9th. Contemporary Lighting has shared with readers 10 luxury lighting brands which will be showcasing their designs at the exhibition.
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2017-03-31

Zambia to Make Complete Switch Over to LED Lighting

Struggling with power shortages, Zambia is planning to convert the nation to 100% energy-efficient LED bulbs. As Thomson Reuters Foundation reports, power outages have hurt pillar industries such as mining and agriculture and the country has been forced to impose rationing on a daily basis.
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2017-03-30

Strong Demand for Larger Sizes Will Expand This Year’s TV Panel Shipment Area by 7.3%, Says TrendForce

WitsView, a division of the market intelligence firm TrendForce, estimates that worldwide shipments of LCD TV panels for 2017 will total 255.6 million units, down 1.8% in unit volume from 2016. This year’s increase in the average size of TV panels, however, will lead to an annual growth of 7.3% in total shipment area.
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2017-03-30

LED Street Lights Ignite Anger in Rome

Rome, with its ancient architecture and timeless beauty, is especially magnificent at night when the city is bathed in a golden halo thanks to the yellow sodium street lights. However, this may soon be a thing of the past as LED street lights gradually take over. The new lights have angered local residents, as The New York Times reports.
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2017-03-30

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are here. After countless rumors and speculations, Samsung on Wednesday officially unveiled its next-generation Galaxy S flagship models. Although most of the specs have been leaked, the launch of the S8 series was still highly anticipated as it is Samsung’s first major event since the withdrawal of Note 7s.
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2017-03-30

Commercialization of Micro LEDs Expected to Occur in 2017-2018

Micro LED, a strong contender to mainstream LCD and OLED display technologies, is regarded as the next generation of display technology and has gained worldwide attention. As manufacturers continue to pour resources into developing related technologies, Wu Jin-rong, General Manager of Taiwan-based IC manufacturer Explore Microelectronics, estimated that commercial applications of Micro LED will appear in 2018. The first major move will be Apple switching to Micro LED display for its next Apple Watch model.
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2017-03-30

LG Unveils OLED 'Wallpaper' Commercial Display and Flexible LG OLED Digital Signage Displays

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions unveiled the new razor-thin, lightweight LG OLED "Wallpaper" commercial display and new flexible, customizable open-frame LG OLED displays at the 2017 Digital Signage Expo (DSE).
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2017-03-29

Why LED Is Lighting the Way for the IoT Revolution

Even just a few short years ago, LED lighting was largely viewed as something that would be nice to have, but wasn’t exactly practical for widespread use, due in large part to the cost. Well, the so-called “LED revolution” is over, and light emitting diode lighting is the clear winner. From industrial plants and city sidewalks to home appliances and holiday decorating, LED lighting is now more common than the incandescent and fluorescent lights we all knew in the past.
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2017-03-29

Samsung Electronics Premieres the Theater of the Future with New Cinema Screen Technology

Samsung Electronics will unveil its latest visual display blockbuster, the new Samsung Cinema Screen. As the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display, the cinema screen delivers unprecedented picture quality and brings movies and other on-screen contents to life with higher vibrancy and accuracy.
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2017-03-28

Indian LED TV Market Heads for a Price War

Indian LED TV (LED backlight LCD TV) market is now bracing for a price war as global players and domestic makers have launched less pricier TV sets to secure market share in the Rs 22,000 crore (around US$ 3.4 billion) sector.
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2017-03-27

EVERLIGHT Opens Automotive Factory in Taiwan

EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, is dedicated to R&D of automotive LED products and providing a comprehensive portfolio of automotive products for its either interior or exterior applications. 
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2017-03-27

ChipMOS Shanghai Equity Interest Transfer Completed to Tsinghua Unigroup LED Strategic Investors

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and NASDAQ: IMOS) announced the completion of its previously disclosed equity interest transfer to a group of investors led by Tsinghua Unigroup ("Strategic Investors").
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2017-03-27

Nobel Winner Shuji Nakamura Offers Advice on How Taiwanese LED Makers Can Stay Ahead of Competition

The range of LED products continues to expand, which opens up a great deal of business opportunities especially in the solid-state lighting sector. Struggling for market share, major Chinese LED manufacturers have been cutting down prices of their goods, making it even more difficult for Taiwanese makers to compete.
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2017-03-24

HK Spring Lighting Fair to Showcase Innovative and Smart Lighting Products

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo, will kick off at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in April.
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2017-03-22

VTRON Brings to Light VLED-II Video Wall

VTRON, a chinese LED video display manufacturer under the Wei Chong Group, recently launched the VLED-II video wall, in which VTRON adopted COB (chip-on-board) technology encapsulating LEDs right onto the PCB to result in a smooth surface.
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2017-03-22

Spark Develops Unique Laser Light Headphones

Originally designed to offer safety for music listeners on a run, Spark Headphones has evolved into a fashionable accessory.
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2017-03-21

A Pocket-sized Retina Camera, No Dilating Required

Researchers have developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.
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2017-03-21

Xiaomi on Smart Lighting: Connect Yeelight LED Bulbs to Wi-Fi Network For Personal Lighting

Xiaomi has made its brand known in the technology industry with a multitude of products for applications over mobile phones and laptops to IoT technology and connected electronics. It would not sound as a surprise at all now Xiaomi launches its smart lighting products–Yeelight LED bulbs. In terms of personal wireless LED lighting, Xiaomi claims Yeelight LED bulb offers same quality as that of Philips Hue with more competitive CPI. The light is priced at USD 20 and is even available at discount prices on online shops such as GearBest.
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2017-03-20

Light Polymers Closes $24.3 Million in Series A Funding to Advance OLED Displays

Light Polymers, a nanochemistry startup with R&D operations in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Korea, recently announced a Series A investment of $24.3 million led by a consortium of private investors.
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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE