2017-12-12

San’an Opto Pours RMB 33.3 Bil into New Semiconductor Projects

San’an Optoelectronics announced, on December 5, 2017, the firm's board meeting passed the Investment Cooperation Agreement, which is going to be co-signed by the firm, People's Government of Quanzhou City in Fujian Province, and People's Government of Nan'an City in Fujian Province.
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2017-12-12

Ouster Announces Launch of OS1 LIDAR, Completes $27M Series A Financing Round

Ouster, a San Francisco-based developer of high-performance LIDAR technology emerged from stealth, announces the launch of the company's new OS1 model LIDAR, and $27 million in Series A funding, led by Cox Enterprises.
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2017-12-12

BOE Technology Group and Universal Display Corporation Enter into Long-Term OLED Agreements

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its technology and materials, announced the signing of long-term OLED Agreements with Chinese display giant BOE Technology Group.
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2017-12-11

Light Polymers Announces Next-Generation OLED Polarizer Technology

Light Polymers is announcing a next-generation circular polarizer for OLED displays based on lyotropic liquid crystal technology. Light Polymers’ proprietary nanochemistry creates a circular polarizer at 45 µm, thinner than any competitive offering.
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2017-12-11

What Industry Professionals Say about Micro LED

LEDinside this time collected insights on Micro LED from seven experts. What do they think about Micro LED and the feasibility of its mass production? What are the elements they think Micro LED should have to be able to win the competition against LCD and OLED?
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2017-12-11

Epileds Will Complete Factory Relocation at the End of This Year and Has Started Investing in Micro LED

LED epi-wafers and chips supplier Epileds has posted flat revenue in 2H17 due to seasonal headwinds and the relocation of its factory. 
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2017-12-11

Excerpts from TrendForce's Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry

The global research company TrendForce held 2018 Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry on December 7, 2017. Here are the key excerpts from the forum.
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2017-12-08

Updates on MOCVD Patent War Between Veeco and AMEC

Providers of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment Veeco and AMEC have been exchanging heavy fire this year, filing patent infringement lawsuits against each other in the US and China.
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2017-12-08

LG Display’s Massive Surge in OLED Light Panel Production Set to Ignite Global Lighting Market

LG Display announced that the company started mass production at its new Gen 5 OLED light panel production line in Gumi, Korea and launched its new OLED light brand, Luflex. With these moves, the company will lead the lighting market, providing a powerful boost to the nascent sector globally. 
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2017-12-08

“UV Power” Research Project is Working on LED-replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources

The optical outputs of the new LEDs are expected to be greater than 120 mW at 300 ± 10 nm, 140 mW at 280 ± 10 nm and 80 mW at 260 ± 10 nm. The research group is also working on making significant improvements to the aging behavior of the LEDs so they can be operated longer and more economically.
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2017-12-07

Gooee Enters Canada by Solidifying IoT Lighting Partnership with Stanpro Lighting Systems

Smart lighting start-up Gooee has extended its North American reach to Canada by partnering with Stanpro Lighting Systems, a lighting manufacturer for the Canadian market located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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2017-12-06

Epistar to Manufacture Small Batch of Mini LED in 2Q18

Epistar General Manager Chou Ming-Chun revealed at the company’s investor conference on December 5 that Mini LED is likely to be mainstream in the backlight market.
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2017-12-05

Apple, Stanford Collaborate on Heart Study, Using Green LED to Measure Heart Rate

Apple is working with Stanford Medicine researchers on a research study to determine whether the Apple Watch’s heart-rate sensor can identify irregular heart rhythms associated with a condition known as atrial fibrillation (AFib).
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2017-12-05

Osram’s Kulim Plant Will Create Economies of Scale for the firm, CEO says

This is an evolution story of a long-running business. With a history of almost a century in general lighting, Munich-based conglomerate Osram went through several fierce competitions in the industry in the LED era and finally in 2016 decided to divest its historic light sources business, selling it to a Chinese consortium.
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2017-12-04

Crystalwise 6-inch Wafers to Enter Micro LED Market

Taiwan-based sapphire substrate supplier Crystalwise Technology suffered a loss per share of NTD 2.99 in the past three quarters in 2017 mainly due to the low price of patterned sapphire substrates (PSS). The market has gone through a reshuffle and gradually turned healthy in recent years.
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2017-12-04

SESCO Lighting Opens New Headquarters in Florida

SESCO Lighting has opened its new 16,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Maitland, Florida. In addition to extensive business in Florida, the company has exclusive rights to sell a multitude of lighting products in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. This expansion of the company has enhanced its services, improved the ability to serve customers and bolstered growth. SESCO also provides lighting for projects in many foreign countries.
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2017-12-01

What Academics Say about Micro LED

The new display technology Micro LED actually has a history of over a decade. After Apple acquired LuxVue Technology, it officially became famous. Its properties- high resolution, high brightness, real-time response, and low power consumption- win hearts of many A-list high-tech companies such as Apple, Sony, Google and Facebook, as well as companies in the display industry.
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2017-12-01

Veeco Seeks to Invalidate AMEC Patent before Beijing IP Court

Veeco Instruments announced today that it is preparing to appeal to the Beijing IP Court against the decision previously made by the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) regarding the validity of patent ZL201220056049.5 held by Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC). 
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2017-11-30

Samsung Cinema LED: Cinema Technology of the Future Makes Its Way to Europe

With industry professionals and audiences around the world praising their initial experiences with Samsung Cinema LED screen, the innovative cinema technology is now making its way to Europe.
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2017-11-30

Philips Lighting Repurchases Shares from Royal Philips for an Aggregate Amount of EUR 90 Million

Philips Lighting announces that it has repurchased 2.8 million of its shares for an aggregate amount of approximately EUR 90 million.
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2017-11-30

Osram Proposes an 'Anniversary Dividend' of 111 Cents per Share

"We have raised our dividend proposal for fiscal year 2017 to 111 cents per share. By doing so, we will allow our shareholders to benefit from our success following an excellent year and we can also celebrate the 111th anniversary of our brand," said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2017-11-30

Samsung and Micro LED Startup PlayNitride Rumored to be at Final Stage of Their Acquisition Talk

Rumors have been spreading like crazy since May that Samsung would acquire Taiwanese Micro LED startup PlayNitride. Sources from the industry recently leaked that the two companies are at the final stage of their talk.
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2017-11-30

Xiamen Changelight Purchases AIXTRON MOCVD Technology to Expands ROY LED Production

AIXTRON has recently received an order on multiple AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD cluster tools from Chinese optoelectronic manufacturer Xiamen Changelight Co., Ltd to expand its production capacity for gallium arsenide-based (GaAs) red, orange and yellow (ROY) LEDs. 
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2017-11-29

BOE Reportedly Proposes New OLED Lines to Apple for Future iPhone

After carrying out its capacity expansion plans, major Chinese display maker BOE is reported to share the information about two of its new OLED production lines to Apple in order to win orders from the latter.
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2017-11-29

Dialog Semiconductor Acquires ams AG's LED Backlight Business

ams, a supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has divested its LED backlight technology and product portfolio to Dialog Semiconductor through an asset transaction.
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2017-11-29

Global Fortune 500 AgTech Leader Continues Momentum with Heliospectra Intelligent Horticultural Lighting

Heliospectra AB announces a sixth order from a global Fortune 500 AgTech company. 
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2017-11-29

Philips Lighting Intends to Repurchase 2.8 Million Shares from Royal Philips

Philips Lighting announces that it intends to repurchase 2.8 million of its ordinary shares from its largest shareholder Royal Philips. 
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2017-11-28

Velodyne LiDAR Partners with UMS for Autonomous Vehicle Testing in South Korea

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it is partnering with Unmanned Solution (UMS) of South Korea to integrate its advanced LiDAR sensors into UMS’ expansive autonomous technology development program.
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2017-11-28

Apple’s Late-surfacing Patents about Foldable iPhone Possibly Using Micro LED Display

The US Patent & Trademark Office this month published a patent application related to the foldable iPhone from Apple. In this patent, the iPhone maker includes Micro LED as one of the display materials for the model and liquid metal as the bendable part of the phone structure.
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2017-11-27

TrendForce: OLED TV Remains Its Dominance in High-end Market, While 8K TV May Be a Breakthrough Opportunity for QLED

OLED TV and QLED TV have been competing for years, but OLED TV is expected to remain its remarkable dominance in high-end TV market in 2018, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. More brands are expected to enter OLED TV market in 2018 with a growing field rate, and the shipments are expected to reach a new high of 2.5 million units, a significant increase from 1.5 million in 2017.
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