2016-11-17

Vishay Intertechnology Releases RGB LED

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new high-brightness, tricolor LED optimized for interior automotive lighting, RGB displays, and backlighting. Featuring separate red, green, and blue LED chips inside the compact 3.5 mm by 2.8 mm by 1.45 mm PLCC-6 surface-mount package, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMRGB6112..enables individual control of each chip, making it possible to realize every color within the color room defined by the gamut triangle area inside the CIE 1931 color space through color mixing.
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2016-11-04

Osram Expands Automotive LED Product Portfolio

Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the Oslon Black Flat S series, the world’s first surface mountable LEDs with up to five individually controllable chips. Thanks also to the contrast ratio provided by the package, they are predestined for use in ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam) headlights. Switchable light segments enable oncoming traffic and traffic further ahead on the road to be masked out, making driving more comfortable and safer. With their improved thermal properties, these high-power LEDs offer system benefits and are suitable as an attractive entry-level ADB solution even for vehicles in the compact class. The new 3-chip version in the Oslon Black Flat S series has been available since October 2016, and the versions with four and five chips will be available from January 2017. 
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2016-09-21

Lumileds Launches LED Chip for Horticultural Applications

LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs are purpose-built for horticulture—binned in photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) to ensure ease of system design for grow lights—and enable specific wavelength tuning for greenhouses, vertical farms and other horticulture applications.
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2016-06-20

Did San’an Opto and HC Semitek Raise LED Chip Prices Too?

A report from Korean media ET News claimed Chinese manufacturers San’an Opto and HC Semitek joined Epistar’s lead in raising LED chip prices, which Korean media and others analyzed was a sign that plummeting LED chip prices finally rebounded. However, LEDinside found the Korean media report was not an exclusive interview with senior executives from San’an Opto, nor was it a large scale price adjustment.
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2016-04-14

Thinking Out of the Box of DUV LED Chip Designs

The LED industry is hunting for innovative technologies and application fields, as lighting and backlight market growth wane. UV LEDs over the past year has caught many LED manufacturers attention, the budding UV-A LED market application sector in nail curing, air purification, and printing applications is attracting top LED players including Nichia and Osram to invest in the sector. UV-C LED or DUV LED that has a wavelength ranging from 200 nm to 280 nm remains a market sector that barely exists at the moment, due to certain technical challenges that call for new solutions.
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2016-03-25

Nichia Talks about Suit Filed against Vizio

Nichia announced several LED patent lawsuits this week, including its two patent infringement suits filed against TV manufacturer Vizio in Eastern Court of Texas and District Court for the Central District of California in U.S., and ongoing YAG patents lawsuit against Everlight China. The lawsuit filed against Vizio stands out in particular, since it targets the end product manufacturer instead of a LED chip or component supplier.
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2016-03-16

Samsung Aims to Boost Revenue with Four Major Product Portfolios at Light+Building 2016

At the biggest international biannual lighting show, Light +Building 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, exhibitors try to dazzle visitors with innovative technology or breathtaking visual effects. Samsung, though, has taken a more down to earth approach this year and removed some of the wow factor. Instead, it is focusing on acquiring orders and sealing business deals with products already in the mass production phase at the show.
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2016-03-15

Lumileds Mid Power March Set to Grab LED Chip Market Share

Leading LED manufacturer Lumileds has started off first quarter of 2016 with a strong mid power LED product portfolio range that is positioned to overtake market shares from competitors, said the company’s Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Rahul Bammi in an exclusive interview with LEDInside.
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2015-06-10

Lumileds Publishes Lifetime Data for the LUXEON 3535L Mid Power LEDs

Lumileds announced breakthrough LM-80 test results for its LUXEON 3535L Mid Power LED line. Completing 10,000 hours of LM-80 testing at 55˚C, 85˚C and 105˚C, Lumileds has exceeded lumen maintenance requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, qualification by the DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC), as well as other emerging specifications. Projections based on TM-21-11 show that the devices will maintain 90% of their initial lumen output (L90) for a minimum of 60,000 hours at a 200 mA drive current and Ts temperature of 85˚C. Exceptional lifetimes were extrapolated at all test conditions. This performance means LUXEON 3535L LEDs can operate in an LED fixture for 13 years* while maintaining at least 90% of their initial brightness.
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2015-06-08

SemiLEDs’ Phosphor Converted LED Chip Series with ReadyWhite™ Phosphor Technology

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, announced sampling and volume availability of its Phosphor Converted, or PC LED chip series. The series launches with PC Amber, PC Green and PC Red LED chips in a 40mil (1mm x 1mm) chip size. SemiLEDs PC LEDs utilize SemiLEDs’ proprietary ReadyWhiteTM phosphor technology to minimize blue pass through, thus achieving higher luminous flux, efficiency, and lumen maintenance over time and temperature compared to monochromatic LED chips.
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2015-03-25

Philips Lumileds Launches LED for Single-Source Beam Control in Directional Lamps

Makers of directional lamps now have a more affordable LED option that offers single-source beam control: the Philips Lumileds LUXEON 5258. This multi-die emitter enables the most cost effective design of PAR 16, PAR 20, MR16 and GU10 lamps using existing drivers at 24V and 96V. 
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2015-01-16

Taiwan’s LED Component Value Tops Global Rankings

Taiwan topped global rankings last year for LED component output value, and the industry is expected to keep up 14% growth throughout 2015 to reach US $5.37 billion, according to statistics compiled by Taiwan’s Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA).
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2014-11-24

Leading Thai LED Manufacturers R&D Target Package and Chip Technology

In general, Thai LED manufacturers at EcoLightTech Asia 2014, tend to import LED components from China before assembling and rebranding them as LED luminaires, which was consistent to earlier findings by LEDinside’s research team. The trade show ran from Nov. 12-14 in Bangkok, Thailand. Some ambitious players in the local Thai LED market are aiming to scale down reliance on imported components by establishing their own component production line.
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2014-11-07

Osram Prototype InGaN LEDs Bridges Green Gap

Hi-Q-LED”, a publicly funded project coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, has developed LEDs with an extremely high efficacy and a reduced drop in efficacy
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2014-07-17

GPI: Flip Chip LED Era Dawning

LED EPI wafer and chip manufacturer Genesis Photonics Inc. (GPI) Chairman David Chung upheld a positive outlook for the flip chip industry at a company shareholders meeting on June 18, 2014.
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2013-08-13

Epistar Receives Orders of Japanese LED Car Lights to be Shipped in Next Q1

According to reports, Epistar won orders of Japanese LED car lights, it is the first time for Taiwan-based LED chip manufacturers to enter into high-threshold and high-profit car lights supply chain. It is expected to begin a small shipment early next year. Meanwhile, Epistar also won Samsung's and LG's new TVs certification; also they will be shipped in Q1 of next year. Legal persons pointed out that Epistar has accessed to the Japanese car supply chain and received orders of brake lights and turn signals, the major markets are in Asia, mainly focusing on J...
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2013-07-11

Some Taiwan-based LED Chip Manufacturers Extend to LED Packaging

Some of Taiwan-based LED chip manufacturers have extended to LED packaging, offering solutions that EMS players can directly turn into lighting products, according to industry sources. The manufacturers are expanding their business to carter to fast growing demand for LED lighting, rapidly falling price in the face of price competition from China-based competitors. The manufacturers use so-called next-generation technology to roll out packaged LED chips, adding that such a trend may impact packaging houses. The next-generation technology may help decrease overall p...
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2013-06-26

GENESIS Photonics: Leading the Way in Vertical Integration for LED Technology

In 2013 with the promotion of the LED lighting market, there was a large increase in demand for the LED wafer market. Despite this, the question over domestic overcapacity still remains. Currently, Taiwan production mainly centers on mid-to-low range LED wafers, relying heavily on imports for high performance wafers. So there is still a bit of difficulty in entering into the lighting application field. Facing opportunities and competition in the lighting market, what development strategy will wafer manufacturers use to break into the market? LEDinside was fortunate to get an interview with Taiwan GENESIS Photonics’s general manager Chen Zhengquan to share with us the company’s future strategy. 
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2013-06-21

Aucksun Raises Funds of 400 Million Yuan to Develop LED Epitaxial Wafer and Chip Projects

Aucksun announced its non-public offering plan that it intends to issue not more than 100 million shares at the price of not less than 5.12 Yuan / share. It can raise funds of 500 Million Yuan net of issuance costs, 400 million Yuan will be invested to develop LED epitaxial wafer and chip projects, and the remaining amount will be considered as supplement of working capital. The better external environment of LED industry promotes the company to accelerate development of the project. Since 2011, Aucksun formed a strategy to develop metal logistics operations and LED epit...
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2013-06-20

Elmos Releases a LED Chip Able to Recognize Gestures

Recently, Elmos announced a non-contact photoelectric sensor chip E527.16 able to recognize simple gestures such as approaching or swiping movements at a distance of up to approx. 25 cm. The chip is based on the HALIOS working principle. HALIOS systems are unaffected by extreme effects of light, variable light conditions, or temperature fluctuations. No mechanical components are required. It is s a full-featured gesture recognition solution, and can be used for all types of lighting applications. The corresponding E527.16 reference design illustrates the opportuni...
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2013-03-29

Aledia Develops LED 3D Chips on 8 inch Silicon

CEA-Leti spin off Aledia, has made its first GaN LEDs on 8 inch (200mm) silicon wafers. The cost of Aledia’s LED 3D chips based on microwires is expected to be four times less than traditional planar (2D) LEDs. What's more, Aledia has announced its first-round financing totalling €10 million (approximately $13 million) with US and European investors, which was closed in 2012. Aledia solves the important cost issue in the very large and growing LED market. The continued integration of LEDs into new applications, such as general lighting...
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2013-01-16

Seoul Semiconductor, Verbatim Introduces Halogen-replacement Lamps with New LED Chip Technology

Verbatim will launch a new range of LED products based on Seoul Semiconductor (SSC)’s ”nPola” technology. Since 2010, Verbatim has been introducing a growing portfolio of high performance LED lamps to the lighting market. To address market requirements for LED lamps that more closely approximate the characteristics of halogen lighting, Verbatim will launch a new range of LED products based on Seoul Semiconductor (SSC)’s ”nPola” technology. “nPola” utililizes gallium nitride (GaN) substrates from Verbatim&r...
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2012-12-19

Cree Reaches LED Industry Milestone with 200 Lumen-Per-Watt LED

New XLamp MK-R LEDs Deliver Record-Breaking Efficacy and Next-Generation Price-Performance for LED Arrays Two years after breaking the 200 lumens-per-watt (LPW) R&D efficacy barrier, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) delivers another industry first with the introduction of the Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs. The new MK-R LEDs leverage the SC³ Technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt (at 1 W, 25°C) LEDs. The new MK-R LEDs make the next generation of 100+ lumens-per-watt system possible ...
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2012-12-17

US: Cost for LED Chip and Package to Reduce by 80% in 2020

Recently, the United State has announced the release of LED lighting development plan for 2012. According to the plan, the major purpose for LED solid state lighting is to reduce cost, improve the luminous efficiency as well as reduce retail price. In addition, the plan also predicted that the cost for LED chip and package in 2020 would reduce by 80% compared with 2012, and retail prices of 60W equivalent LED would reduce by 66% in contrast to 2013. Meanwhile, the luminous efficiency will increase by 60~100%....
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2012-12-12

PhotonStar LED Signs Its First Licensing Agreement with LED Chip Maker

PhotonStar LED Group plc. has announced to sign its first licensing agreement and an associated design services supply agreement,  with a leading LED chip manufacturer, on its next generation chip design patents. The company has not disclosed the financial terms of the non-exclusive patent license agreement, but the agreement is expected to start to have an impact on PhotonStar’s revenues in 2014. According to the company, it has a substantial IP platform, comprising a total of 15 patent families covering advanced LED chip design, optimal low cost packaging...
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2012-12-06

Osram Breaks New Record on Chip Prototype

Infrared thin-film chip leaps to 72 percent efficiency The infrared chip prototype has achieved a new record with an efficiency of up to 72 percent. At 930 milliwatts from an operating current of 1 amp, its light output under laboratory conditions is 25 percent higher than that of the chips currently available on the market, which means that future infrared LEDs can be made even more energy-efficient. The efficiency was measured at room temperature and at a dc current up to 1 amp. With a wavelength of 850 nanometers the chip has been designed in particular for infrared illuminatio...
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2012-12-05

Bridgelux Introduces the Vero LED Array, a New Platform for Designing Solid State Lighting

New packaging system broadens array performance while reducing the cost of LED lighting LIVERMORE, CALIF., December 5, 2012 – Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions,  unveiled the Vero™ LED array, an innovative lighting platform that simplifies design integration and manufacturing and gives designers a more flexible LED lighting solution. The Vero next generation packaged array technology offers new advancements in design flexibility, ease of use, and energy efficiency today while also definin...
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2012-11-15

Manufacturers Form Alliances within the Industry as LED Market Becomes Over-Competitive

Manufacturers Form Alliances within the Industry as LED Market Becomes Over-Competitive Thanks to the replenishment demand from brand vendor in 3Q12, the production value for October has shown a respective performance compared to the same period of last year. According to LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, total revenues for listed LED companies in Taiwan amount to approximately $NT 9.27 billion, a 16.8% growth YoY. With oversupply remaining an issue within the LED industry, many vendors have turned to strategic alliances and share exchanges for the sake of long term development. In the future, the role played by LED manufacturers is likely to expand beyond simply providing chips and components. Many are expected to begin making end products.
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2012-11-14

2013 LED CHINA Online Registration Open

Limited Pre-badge Mailing Available for LED Industry’s Largest Event Online registration is now open for the 2013 LED CHINA Exhibition—the world’s largest professional event showcasing the complete LED supply chain and produced by UBM Trust a joint venture with UBM Asia Ltd.-- Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia.  The event takes place 1-4 March at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex Area B, Guangzhou, China. Online registration is now...
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2012-11-13

China’s Sanan to Join 19.9% Shares of Taiwanese Formosa Epitaxy

Taiwanese LED chip supplier Formosa Epitaxy Inc has announced to intend to issue as many as 120 million new shares at NT$19.6 per share to China’s Sanan Optoelectronics Co.by a private placement. Through the NT$2.35 billion (US$80.8 million) deal, Sanan Optoelectronics will acquire 19.9 percent of Formosa Epitaxy via its 100-percent owned Xiamen subsidiary and will become the firm’s largest shareholder, ahead of Japan’s Mitsui & Co, which holds 15 percent. According to Formosa Epitaxy said in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, t...
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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