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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2010-05-27

Sony shows off its new OLED screen

Sony now shows off its new flexible OLED display that is 4.1-inches and just 80 μm thick. The screen is able to display the image even when fully rolled up and can be rolled around a pen or pencil in the office. Sony said the screen can provide 432×240 pixel resolution, but there are no plans to release it to market.
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2010-05-27

Japan Develops Si-based LED Using Ge Quantum Dots

The Research Center for Silicon Nano-Science (SNS) of the Advanced Research Laboratories (ARL) at Tokyo City University developed a silicon-based LED. It is made by embedding Ge microparticles (quantum dots) with a diameter of several tens of nanometers to 100nm in the i-layer of a Si-based device with a pin structure. The university claims that the light emitting device will help realize a silicon (Si) photonics because it can be produced by using a manufacturing process compatible with a CMOS process and possibly is capable of laser oscillation.
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2010-05-26

Ringdale Signs Exclusive LED Lighting Agreement with Sojitz Corp.

Ringdale of Austin, Texas USA, has signed an exclusive licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreement for the region of Japan with Sojitz Systems Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, Sojitz manufactured lighting fixtures for streets, parking structures, billboards, building exteriors, warehouses, offices, retail spaces, parks and restaurants will be based on Ringdale's ActiveLED technology.
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2010-05-21

Nichia and Jiawei Settle Patent Lawsuit

In November of 2009, Nichia Corporation filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas alleging that certain white LED-application products marketed Jiawei and its international corporate subsidiaries contain patent infringing white LEDs.
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2010-04-27

Sharp-LEDs: Optimised light extraction through lens-like casting

The new 'DoubleDome' series from Sharp incorporates three white light SMD LEDs with a colour rendering index (CRI) of 85. A silicone globe top applied directly on the phosphorous, with lens-like moulding, facilitates highly efficient light extraction. Sharp is supplementing its LED lighting portfolio with three new white 'high colour rendering', high-performance LEDs. The 'DoubleDome' LEDs from Sharp already provide suitable light for energy-efficient lighting without secondary optics.
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2010-04-07

Japan Co FujiFilm Develops Light Diffusing Film for LED Lighting

Japan's Fujifilm Corp. plans to enter the market for LED lighting materials with a new kind of light diffusing film which is thinner and offers higher illumination intensity than products now available. The light diffusing film acts to spread out the light from the LED bulbs so they are not so bright. These diffusers are now typically made from acrylic resin materials which are milky in color and around 2mm thick. The thickness means they are hard to bend, and the milky color means that some of the light is wasted.
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2010-04-06

Mitsubishi Electric Completes Installation of Diamond Vision LED Screen at Kumamoto's KKWING

Athletics Stadium Screen Replaced to Provide Brighter and Higher Resolution Live Videos
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2010-03-22

Rakuten Baseball Installs Stunning 20 x 16 m Mitsubishi Electric's Diamond Vision Screen at Kleenex Stadium Miyagi

Rakuten Baseball Incorporated announced today it has completed installation of a Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Diamond Vision large-scale display system at Kleenex Stadium Miyagi above the stands between right and center fields. The Diamond Vision screen, which measures 20.6 meters by 16.3 meters with a total surface area of 336.8 square meters, is the largest outdoor screen among baseball stadiums in Japan.
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2010-03-22

Toshiba ends production of incandescent lamps

Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corporation, a Toshiba group company, today marked the end of production of general-use incandescent bulbs, a product which Toshiba was first to manufacture in Japan and that it has produced for 120 years. Toshiba decided to focus on environmentally friendly lighting in 2008, and since then has been advancing a transition to new lighting products, particularly LED lighting.
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2010-03-09

JSR launches materials series for high-brightness LEDs

JSR Corporation (President: Mitsunobu Koshiba) has announced plans to launch a new series of performance materials by the name of "LUMILON"(TM), materials for high-luminance LEDs. There are growing market needs for high-luminance LEDs, which are extensively being used in a variety of applications such as for in-car use, various lighting fixtures and displays, as components to reduce environmental impact. In order to respond to such market needs, JSR will extend its materials for high-luminance LEDs.
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2010-03-01

Sharp introduces MiniZeni LED: Small, flat, bright and cost-effective

Sharp has developed a new series of high-power LED modules. The six new models of the 'MiniZeni' series, which is the young daughter of the Zenigata series, represent yet another addition to the Sharp LED portfolio. The future-orientated product variants are characterised by four special features: they have compact outer dimensions and are extremely flat, economical and bright.
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2010-01-25

Sharp to Launch new LED Light Bulbs in Japan

On February 26, 2010, Sharp Corp will release four types of LED light bulbs in Japan. They are two types of E17 small-size bulbs and two types of E26 spherical bulbs and come in two colors (daylight and incandescent colors). The size of the power supply unit was reduced by using the company's original LED device.
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2010-01-13

Hitachi Cable develops high-power 55-lumen red LED chips

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. has announced the development of a high-power red LED chip*1 offering a maximum luminous flux of 55 lumens*2,*3. This luminous flux was enabled by increasing the size of the LED chip and use of a fine line electrode structure.
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2010-01-07

Sharp Expands the LCD Color Gamut With a Groundbreaking Technology in Three Newly Designed AQUOS® LED LCD TV Series

Revolutionary four primary color technology enables more than one trillion colors Three UltraBrilliant Edge-lit AQUOS LED LCD TV Series with sizes ranging from 40- (40" diagonal) to an industry-first 68-inch (68 1/32" diagonal) screen class Newly developed dramatic, contemporary design sets the standard Flagship LE920 Series offers AquoMotion 240 for clearer fast-moving video AQUOS Net™ adds streaming video for enhanced home theater enjoyment
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2009-12-28

Japan’s Toyoda Gosei and Sharp enters into a LED cross-licensing agreement

Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd. and Sharp Corp have entered into a cross-licensing agreement, which granted each other the right to use inventions related to nitride-based LEDs and laser diodes covered by patents owned by the respective companies in Japan and in other countries.
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2009-12-25

Sharp releases two types of white LEDs for lighting equipment

Currently, new LED markets such as for LED light bulbs, which are replacing incandescent lamps, and the backlight units of notebook PCs and LCD TVs are rapidly expanding. Recently, Sharp Corp has announced that it released two types of white LEDs (nine products) for lighting equipment. One of the two types is an LED used in the backlight units of Sharp's LCD TVs.
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2009-12-21

BenQ to release the V2210 and V2410 LED backlit monitors in Japan

Recently, BenQ has announced a couple of 16:9 LCD monitors that feature LED backlighting, the 21.5-inch V2210 and the 24-inch V2410 in Japan. Both new displays have a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 5ms response time, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, the Senseye image enhancement technology, plus DVI and HDMI outputs. BenQ has not yet reveal any prices but said that the V2210 will hit (Japanese) stores on December 25th, and the V2410 will follow on the 30th.
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2009-12-14

Idemitsu Kotsan and Sumitomo say that “2012 will be the year when OLEDs hits the big times”

Both Idemitsu Kotsan and Sumitomo executives in an article of the Financial Times, point out that "2012 will be the year when OLEDs hits the big times".
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2009-12-08

Mitsubishi Electric Adds LED Option to Display Cube Range

Mitsubishi Electric announces that it will reveal LED option for its Seventy Series range of cube displays at ISE 2010. The new LED cube engine is fully compatible with the existing Seventy Series cube chassis and hardware, offering users an easy upgrade path from conventional to solid-state lighting.
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2009-12-04

Luminus Devices Expands Reseller Channel in Japan with Distributor Marubun Corporation

Luminus Devices Inc., developer and manufacturer of award-winning PhlatLight(R) LEDs, Thursday announced a partnership with Marubun Corporation, to distribute its award-winning, large-chip, PhlatLight LEDs to electronics companies in Japan selling projector systems in the home and commercial market.
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2009-12-03

Japan's New Regulation for LED Lighting Is Scheduled to Be Released in 2Q10

At the Lighting Japan Special Seminar taking place on December 2 in Taipei, Mr. Sumio Shimode, Chairman of Planning & General Committee of Japan LED Association, pointed out that Japan’s CO2 emission was aimed to be reduced by 20% in the first phase (2008-2012) according to the Kyoto Protocol. However, the emission slightly rose by about 1.9% in 2008. As a result, saving energy and reducing carbon emission has been one of the policies most aggressively promoted by the government.
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2009-12-03

KLA-Tencor Launches ICOS(R) WI-2250 Wafer Inspector

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related industries, introduced the next addition to its wafer inspection portfolio, the ICOS(R) WI-2250. According to the company, the ICOS WI-2250 offers a dramatic improvement in inspection speed, compared to currently available products, allowing manufacturers to transition to larger LED and MEMS wafer sizes.
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2009-12-03

Philips Sponsors Yokohama Marine Tower "Stardust Illumination"

Philips Electronics Japan announced that the company will sponsor the “Stardust Illumination” lighting event, which starts Dec.1 at the Yokohama Marine Tower (Yokohama City, Kanagawa prefecture).
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2009-12-02

NEC Display Solutions Launches LED-Backlit 22-Inch Desktop LCD

NEC Display announced Tuesday its first ever LED-backlit desktop monitor for business, education, government and healthcare markets, the 22-inch MultiSync® EA222WMe.
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2009-11-30

Infineon Introduces Low-Cost Driver Family for Half Watt LEDs

Infineon Technologies AG introduced the new BCR320 and BCR420 LED driver families to address the burgeoning market for LED lighting solutions. According to the company, the new products are specifically designed for driving 0.5W LEDs with a typical current of 150mA to 200mA, and feature a negative thermal coefficient contributing to a long lifetime of LEDs and a digital interface for a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal for dimming.
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2009-11-26

OKI Group Develops First 1.1 Inch QVGA High Brightness LED Display

OKI Digital Imaging Corporation, a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation, a subsidiary that develops, manufactures, and markets LEDs, today announced it has succeeded in developing a 1.1 inch QVGA LED display while reducing power consumption to one-tenth that of conventional LCDs.
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2009-11-23

Konica Minolta to Build a New Pilot Production Line for OLED Lighting toward Commercialization

Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. has been developing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting as one of its promising new businesses in the field of energy and environment. The company recently announced a construction of a new roll-to-roll pilot coating line to manufacture OLED lighting within its Hino facility in Tokyo. The pilot line is dedicated to establish production technology toward mass-production and to sell the product on the limited basis.
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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