2010-12-02

Sumitomo Electric Industries Cooperates with Soitec to Develop GaN Substrate

Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) has joined force to develop engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. The cooperation will combine with Sumitomo Electric's sophisticated GaN wafer manufacturing technology and Soitec's unique Smart Cut layer transfer technology.The engineered substrates retain the original, high crystalline quality of Sumitomo Electric's GaN wafer at a lower cost.
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2010-12-02

Showa Denko to Produce 80lm/W White OLEDs in 2015

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has published their 2011-2015 business plan. Their R&D strategy includes four priority items, one of them being OLED Lighting. Their plan is to produce 80lm/W 40,000 hours white OLEDs in 2015. They say that the cost will be ¥4 per lm - which means $3.8 for the 80lm/W device - but they do not specify the size (area) of those OLEDs.
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2010-12-01

Mitsubishi Electric Installed the First Large-scale LED Screen at Hiratsuka Stadium

Mitsubishi Electric  has installed an 800-inch Diamond Vision large-scale display system at Hiratsuka Stadium in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, to display textual and graphic information as well as live videos and slow-motion replays. It’s considered as the first large-scale LED screen installed at Hiratsuka City's multi-use athletics stadium, also the home stadium of J. League Division 1 soccer club Shonan Bellmare.
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2010-11-29

Mitsubishi Introduced a New Color TFT LCD Module

Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a new color TFT LCD module in a 960×540 quarter high definition (QHD) format, which suits to video monitors for broadcasting purposes as it enables easy conversion from full HD resolution.
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2010-11-26

Hibino Introduces Two Kinds of 3D LED Displays

Japan Hibino Corp has introduced two kinds of 3D LED displays, one is the "ChromaLED 3D4" with the industry's narrowest pitch of 4mm pixels, and the other is the "ChromaLED 3D6" with 6mm pixel pitch.   
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2010-11-24

Japan Sumitomo Created the World’s First 6-in. GaN Wafers for White LEDs

Recently, Japan's Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. is said to develop the world’s first 6-inch diameter gallium nitride (GaN) substrates for white LEDs. Presently, the white LED market has been growing using 2- to 4-inch sapphire substrates. As an alternative to sapphire, Sumitomo Electric began production of 2-inch diameter GaN substrates designed for use in white LEDs.
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2010-11-22

The "15th Annual, Fall 2010 BERTL's BEST Awards" for OKI Color Digital LED Printers

Tokyo-based OKI Data Corporation has received the "15th Annual, Fall 2010 BERTL's BEST Awards" for four of its new digital LED printers.   Among these four printers ,the C530 and C330 color LED printers received the Best High Performance Color Printer Award and the Best High Performance Monochrome Printer  have given to the mono LED printers, B431 and B411.
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2010-11-18

LG to sell 10 LED LCD TVs in Japan

LG Electronics starts to sell 10 LED LCD TVs, including three premium FULL LED LCD TVs with 42, 47 and 55 inch screens and seven edge-lit LED LCD models with screen sizes ranging from 22 to 42 inches in Japan from November 19. Over 60 retail stores in major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya will adopt LG TV models. The LX9500, a "Best of Innovation" award winner at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is placed at the top of the company's line-up.
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2010-11-05

Taiwan Delta Electronics Made a Contract with Osram for LED Light Bulbs

It’s reported that Taiwan Delta Electronics has made a contract with Osram for LED light bulbs using chipmaker Epistar `s high-voltage chip, a solution to making LED luminaires adaptable to household 110-220V power outlets.
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2010-11-03

Nichia Leads the Cutting Edge Technology of Power LEDs to A New Level

Nichia has rolled out new high power point source white LEDs , code named under Nichia part number “NVSx219A”, or “Nichia 219“.It suits for interior and exterior general illumination applications.
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2010-10-26

Mitsubishi Electric Released New Color TFT-LCD Module Featuring Built-In White LED

Mitsubishi Electric has released a new AA057QD01 5.7" QVGA color TFT-LCD module with a white LED backlight. This module features a built-in LED driver, which not only can promote reduced production cost but also achieve a more compressed design. Plus, the LCD device does not require any high-voltage inverters, and its enhanced backlight structure design brings down the thickness level to 8.8 mm.
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2010-10-20

Toshiba, Panasonic to Spread Straight Tube LED Lamps in Japanese Market

Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corp and Panasonic Corp are said to commercialize their straight tube LED lamps to replace fluorescent lamps within 2010. Toshiba Lighting & Technology plans to launch two types of straight tube LED lamps, whose brightnesses are equivalent to those of 20W and 40W fluorescent lamps, respectively, within 2010.   Also,Panasonic  intends to commercialize its straight tube LED lamps within 2010.
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2010-10-12

TDK Showed Two Passive Matrix OLED Panels at Ceatec Japan 2010

TDK Corp showed flexible and see-through passive matrix OLED panels at Ceatec Japan 2010 from Oct 5 to 9, 2010.   According to TDK, the flexible OLED panel is as thin as 0.3mm or less. The weights of the color-display and monochrome-display models are 1.11g and 0.96g, respectively.
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2010-10-11

LED Bulbs of Nichia and Agilent Decorated CITGO Sign at Boston's Fenway Park

American 3,600-square-foot CITGO sign perched beyond the left field wall at Boston's Fenway Park has got an LED makeover. The iconic CITGO sign and its 9,000 feet of dancing LED lights, is having all of its LED lights replaced with more technologically advanced and energy efficient LED bulbs supplied by Nichia and Agilent.
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2010-10-09

New Control IC for Automotive LED Headlights Launched by Renesas Electronics

Japan Renesas Electronics Corporation launched new control IC (μPD168891) for automotive LED headlights. Below are the main specifications: (1) an integrated current-control function for constant-current drive of LEDs and a pre-driver function for driving external metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); (2) integrated protection functions essential for automotive applications, including LED current and external MOSFET overcurrent protection;
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2010-10-01

Valeo and Ichikoh Alliance Equips the Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle With LED Low Beam Headlamps

Valeo and its partner in Japan, Ichikoh, have developed a new generation of LED front lighting systems, unveiled as a world premiere on the Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle. The Alliance's engineers have designed a cost-effective LED-based headlamp, combining enhanced illumination close to daylight and distinctive style. While the Nissan Leaf LED headlamp is cost and energy efficient, it delivers a high level of performance, with brighter light color on the road and a longer life span.
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2010-09-28

Sony Gulf announced new 3D-enabled LED BRAVIA television series in the Middle East

Sony Gulf , the regional arm of consumer electronics giant Sony, has shown off its new 3D-enabled LED BRAVIA television series in the Middle East. The new sets comprise of the HX800, NX815/710 and LX900 models, comes in four collections of 40 inch, 46 inch, 55 inch and 60 inch sizes, and contains HD 3D and WiFi connectability.
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2010-09-28

Mitsubishi sells LED light bulbs in the European market

Recently, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.,Ltd has begun to sell its Verbatim brand LED light bulbs in the European market. This new LED bulbs were shown at the IFA 2010 consumer electronics before. And they are based on technologies developed by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
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2010-09-27

The optical illusion LED watch designed by Tokyoflash

Tokyoflash has designed an LED watch. When you first glance at it, you will probably see a bunch of green waves, but if you look at it closely, you can see past the optical illusion and see the actual time displayed.
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2010-09-20

Mitsubishi Chemical to start mass production of LED Lighting Materials

According to the Nikkei newspaper, Mitsubishi Chemical will invest 15 billion yen ($175 million) by March 2016 to add equipment to produce materials for light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting. It' said that Mitsubishi Chemical will install a production line at its factory in Ibaragi prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, by fiscal 2012 to start mass production of gallium, nitride substrates for LED.
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2010-09-17

Nichia took action to protect its intellectual property rights

Recently,Nichia Corporation has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Wilmar Corporation for infringing two Nichia patents directed to white LEDs (U.S. Patents Nos. 5,998,925 and 7,531,960) and two Nichia patents directed to LED chips (U.S. Patents Nos. 5,652,434 and 6,093,965) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
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2010-09-17

Japan Showa Denko K.K. raised its blue LED production capacity

Japan Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has raised its blue LED production capacity from 200 million units per month to 340 million units per month at its Chiba site. SDK made a trial run to secure product quality and stable operations after completion of expansion work in July, and has already started commercial operation.
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2010-09-16

Panasonic unveiled a colorful LED HDTV

Panasonic has unveiled a new Viera Pure Line comes with shiny purple, satin silver and silky white, which appears different colors depending of the lighting in the room. They are available in four screen sizes (37", 32", 22" and 19"),the 2 smaller sizes come with a built-in iPod dock, while the 2 larger come with Panasonic's own Viera Cast service (complete with Skype).
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2010-09-16

Toshiba launched WX800 line of 3D LED HDTVs

Toshiba launched new Cinema Series for 2010 includes the WX800 line of 3D LED HDTVs. The WX800 3D series is compatible with Blu-ray 3D specifications, and requires 3D glasses manufactured by Toshiba. They are available in 55-inch and 46-inch sizes and Toshiba boasts the line as their "most meticulously designed and engineered [HDTV] to date."
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2010-09-13

Mitsubishi Electric to introduce the world's first, large-scale display OLED system

Japanese Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will introduce world's first, large-scale display OLED system "Diamond Vision OLED".   This screen jointly developed between Mitsubishi Electric and Tohoku Pioneer Corporation, used Mitsubishi Electric's newly developed video controlling technology, and designed for indoor use.
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2010-09-10

Panasonic predicts Edge LED is the way forward for the LCD market

Accoring to Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic , instead of LED sets, edge-lit LED TVs will become the standard for LCD sets. Panasonic's technical marketing manager Markus Wagenseil,pointed out that compared to slimmer and cheaper sets using edge-mounted LEDs, direct LED technology will prove to be too expensive to be sustainable. In additon, direct LED sets require many more LEDs to be mounted than the alternative option, which will prove a disadvantage due to a market shortage of electronic components.
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2010-09-09

The world's first all-plastic LED lamp developed by two Japanese companies

It's reported that the world's first all-plastic LED lamp for outdoor illumination is jointly developed by two Japanese companies, Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd. and Teijin Limited. Iwasaki Electric will release this new lamp by the end of 2010, expecting initial annual sales of 30,000 lamps. Instead of aluminum, the lamp uses a high-thermal-conductivity resin for the housing. And the resin is made by combining Teijin's Raheama(tm) high-thermal-conductivity carbon material with polycarbonate resin.
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2010-09-08

Nichia fights for its white LED patents

Japanese LED maker Nichia Corporation has filed four provisional injunction actions in Tokyo District Court to enjoin Tsannkuen Japan (Sankun Nihon Denki Kabushiki Kaisha) from infringing Nichia's patent. Nichia believed G.K. Seiyu and K.K. Yamada Denki, had infringed Nichia's white LED patents (No. 3724498, No. 3995011, No. 4109297, No. 4530094).
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2010-09-06

Sharp showed off Aquos LE925 Quattron LED TV at IFA 2010

Sharp has shown off Aquos LE925 Quattron LED TV at IFA 2010,which consists of two panel sizes - 60- and 46-inch models.   The claimed 1.8x better brightness than normal three primary colour set is said to reduce crosstalk 3D image separation even further.
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Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, combines flexible design with cutting-edge connected lighting technology to deliver a whole new way of using light, Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus. A hidden source of light, Philips Hue Lightstrip Plu... READ MORE

Osram has developed and produced the LEDriving Xenarc headlight, its first full retrofit headlight. The front lighting on the Audi A4 is equipped with a combination of xenon and LED technologies. Osram is the only manufacturer so far to offer ... READ MORE