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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2010-09-06

Toshiba introduces first 3D-enabled Regza WL768 series LED TVs

Toshiba has launched its first 3D enabled Regza WL768 series LED TVs. With the WL768 screens, you can view 3D content straight out of an optional transmitter and even throwing in a pair of active shutter glasses. With integrated Freeview HD tuner, Toshiba are certainly not relying on the 3D aspect of the new screens to generate sales. The service currently offers BBC1, ITV and Channel 4 in HD.
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2010-09-06

Toshiba Revealed a New Pocket Projector Featuring LED Light

Toshiba has revealed a new pocket projector - Lumileo P100, which is intended primarily for small spaces.
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2010-09-06

Mitsubishi Electric Installs 1,513-Inch Screen Second Largest Display at a Japanese Boat Racecourse

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has completed installation of a 1,513-inch Diamond Vision large-scale display system, which instead of the previous CRT screens installed in 1996, and becomes the second largest display at a Japanese boat racecourse and the largest in the Kyushu area. It displays high-definition video content, incorporates high-luminance LEDs aligned vertically and horizontally in a 15-millimeter dot pitch and the latest digital screen controllers.
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2010-09-06

Japan's Quantum Lighting team up with Future Lighting Solutions to expand into LED retrofit bulbs

Japan's Quantum Lighting Products Limited will team up with Future Lighting Solutions, a division of Future Electronics to develop an LED retrofit for E26-base incandescent light bulbs.
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2010-08-26

Panasonic expands its batteries, LED lamp production in Indonesia

PT Panasonic Gobel Indonesia (PGI), cooperation by Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corporation and the Gobel corporate family, has discussed how to develop its industry in Indonesia. Panasonic had made Indonesia its global production base for several products, including batteries and LED lamps. New lithium coin battery factory in Indonesia is expected to start operation in November.
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2010-08-20

Sharp's new LED ceiling lights will hit Japanese market

Sharp Corporation is following up its LED lamps with another mainstay of residential lighting by introducing six models of industry-first LED ceiling lights into the Japanese market. Using Sharp’s proprietary light diffusion technology, these ceiling lights achieve a thin design that is 43 mm at the thickest part and just 8 mm at the thinnest.
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2010-06-10

OSRAM-sponsored prize presented at ISCS 2010 conference in Japan

This year’s Welker Award was conferred at the 37th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors – ISCS – in Takamatsu, Japan. The prize inaugurated in 1976 and sponsored by OSRAM is awarded for exceptional research conducted in the field of compound semiconductors. This year, the award goes to Pallab K. Bhattacharya, professor at the University of Michigan, for his pioneering work on photonic devices, which are based on III-V compound semiconductors.
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2010-06-01

Sharp Announces Quadtron 3D LED TV line

Sharp Electronics of Japan has announced the Quadtron line of TV sets, the models range in size from 40-inches to 60-inches (40, 46, 52 and 60) and of the new models, four of them are 3D ready.
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2010-05-28

Nichia and India's Sujana to Collaborate on LED Lighting and Display Products

It’s reported that Sujana Energy Limited, a subsidiary of the city-based Sujana Group, entered into a strategic partnership with Nichia Corporation of Japan. The two companies will collaborate to produce LED Lighting and Display Products, according to the agreement.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors now enables remote control functionality to be incorporated in a lower profile than ever before thanks to the first flush-mountable infrared LED. The compact side-looking T-shaped Midl... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. introduces the new 8000-lumen LMH2 LED Module, a no-compromise, easy-to-use solution for high-ceiling applications. The 8000-lumen LMH2 is designed to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide (CMH) lamps while using only 63 percent of ... READ MORE