2017-11-16

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces a Acrich Based Compact LED Driver with 5X Power Density

Seoul Semiconductor has developed an ultra-compact LED driver series with a power density 5X higher than conventional LED drivers.
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2017-11-14

SunLike Series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor Deliver Natural Spectrum Human-Centric Lighting Sources for European Lighting Designers

Seoul Semiconductor exhibited its new SunLike Series LEDs that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight, at the recent Professional Lighting Design Conference (PLDC), held in Paris.
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2017-10-26

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue and Aims for Record Earnings in Fiscal Year 2018

Seoul Semiconductor yesterday announced consolidated third-quarter revenues of KrW 305 billion. The rise in consolidated revenue was a result of strong sales of its differentiated technologies Acrich MJT, Wicop, UCD and filament LED. 
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2017-09-20

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Litigation for Infringement of 12 Acrich Patents

Seoul Semiconductor announced on Sept. 19, 2017 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit, together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., against Archipelago Lighting, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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2017-08-01

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves Continuous Revenue Growth Despite of Elevating Competition with the Chinese LED Manufacturers

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., the noted Korean company in LED (light emitting diode) design and manufacturing, announced consolidated second-quarter revenues of KRW 267 billion. The rise in consolidated revenue came from strong sales in general lighting and strengths across all divisions within the company. The year over year rise in automotive lighting sales proved highly profitable for the company.
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2017-07-24

Can Chinese LED Makers Change Rules of Patent Market in the Post Oligopoly Era?

For a long time, Nichia, Osram Opto., Cree, Toyota Gosei and Lumileds have jointly shaped an enormous and powerful patent shield with cross-license agreements within the world LED industry and the five lighting goliaths have been charging, more or less, whoever tried to sell LED products abroad. However, as those patents are about to expire, Taiwan- and Korea-based Companies rise with their new patents and the expansion of Chinese businesses is posing threats, the industry is slowing transitioning away from the old oligopoly.
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2017-06-27

Seoul Semiconductor and Toshiba Materials Co-develop SunLike Solution Friendly to Human Eyes

South Korean LED manufacturing Giant Seoul Semiconductor and Japan-based Toshiba Materials held a press conference introducing SunLike, a new LED technology supported by Toshiba’s TRI-R phosphor solution, in Frankfurt, Germany. The SunLike LEDs with TRI-R phosphor technology simulate sun in terms of emission spectrum, eliminating excessive blue light and appearing to be more friendly to human eyes and circadian rhythm.
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2017-06-08

Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives

On June 8, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (collectively “Seoul”) announced that they have resolved a patent litigation that was filed on behalf of Seoul and The Regents of the University of California against Kmart Corporation. The patent case was filed in U.S. Federal District Court, asserting infringement of eight patents based upon Kmart’s sales of Kodak/Spotlite branded filament LED bulbs.
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2017-05-25

Seoul Semiconductor Continuously Pursues Patent Infringement Actions against Everlight Products

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890) — On April 28, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH (“Seoul”) filed a patent infringement claim in Germany at the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronic Inc. (“Mouser), a global electronic components distributor, which it accused of selling Everlight LED products.
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2017-05-05

Seoul Semiconductor / Seoul Viosys Growing Fast, Recruiting Professionals Who Will Shape the Future

Global LED specialist Seoul Semiconductor and its sister company Seoul Viosys are recruiting external experts with excellent job performance in the entire field of LED business. This recruitment will take place starting April 27th for the areas of R&D, Technology, Sales, Marketing, and Business Support.
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2017-05-03

Seoul Semiconductor Announces First Quarter Results, Share Buyback

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced consolidated first-quarter revenues of KRW 257.5 billion. The rise in consolidated revenue came from strong sales in general lighting and strength across all segments within the IT division. The rise in automotive lighting sales also proved highly profitable for the company.
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2017-04-13

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit in Germany

On March 31, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (“Seoul”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronics Inc. (“Mouser”), a global electronic components distributor, asserting infringement of an LED patent.
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2017-03-09

Seoul Semiconductor Presents New Acrich COB Products at Japan Lighting Fair 2017

LED technology provider Seoul Semiconductor presents the new Acrich COB family of products targeting the high-quality and high efficiency lighting market at the Lighting Fair, which is taking place in Tokyo, Japan, from March 7 through March 10.
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2017-03-03

Seoul Semiconductor Europe Introduces Reference Modules for Its Wicop LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor Europe, a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Co.,Ltd, a major manufacturer of LED-technology, today announced the availability of reference modules based on its package-free Wicop LEDs.
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2017-02-16

Seoul Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of its Patented Filament LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor announced the immediate start of the mass production of its LED Chip-On-Board Package for use in LED filament bulbs, a market currently estimated to be USD 1.3 billion globally.
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2016-12-20

Seoul Semiconductor Warns 29 Companies over Patent Infringement

Large LED companies are increasingly turning to strategies focused on filing patent infringement lawsuits against competitors, Korean LED giant Seoul Semiconductor has become the latest company to take legal action against 29 firms worldwide for infringing backlight, filament, LED chip and package patents, reported Business Korea.
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2016-12-20

Seoul Semiconductor Appoints New CEO for Europe Operations

Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from Nov. 11, 2016.
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2016-09-13

[UPDATE] Seoul Semiconductor Sues Kmart for Selling Products Infringing 8 LED Patents

Seoul Semiconductor announced on Sept. 11, 2016 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit together with its affiliate company, Seoul Viosys, against Kmart in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Kmart is one of the largest global retail companies with approximately 1,000 stores in the U.S., and whose annual revenues total US$25 billion.
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2016-09-12

Seoul Semiconductor Sues Kmart over Patent Infringement

Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor has filed a lawsuit against Kmart, claiming the American retail franchise was selling LED products that violated its patents, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-09-06

Seoul Semiconductor Launches Highly Efficient Package-Free LED Chip

World class LED company Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (www.seoulsemicon.co.kr), announced on September 5 that they are currently mass producing new products with a luminous efficiency of 210lm/W (350mA) called “WICOP”. As a product that is composed of a LED chip and phosphor only, it does not require packaging for wrapping the chip, such as frames and gold wires, etc. Therefore, this is a new concept LED product which does not require equipment or parts which need to be packaged, something that used to be deemed essential for LED manufacturing.
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2016-08-30

U.S. Court Rules Enplas to Compensate Seoul Semiconductor US $4M in Damages in Patent Invalidation Case

Seoul Semiconductor (“Seoul”) continuously invalidated Japanese lens maker Enplas’s LED lens patents again in U.S. and Europe, and obtained the final infringement judgment from a U.S. Federal court holding that Enplas willfully infringed Seoul’s backlight system and lens patents, which has consolidated Seoul’s victory in global backlight lens patent litigations.
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2016-08-12

Seoul Semiconductor to Construct New LED Fab in Vietnam

Leading Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor and Lumens recently announced their separate new fab investment plans in Vietnam, reported Yonhap News Agency.
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2016-07-07

Seoul Semiconductor Revokes Enplas LED Lens Patent in Taiwan

Seoul Semiconductor has successfully revoked Japanese lens maker Enplas’s LED lens patent in Taiwan, adding to a string of legal victories against Enplas in the U.S., Korea, and Europe. As a result of Seoul’s challenge, Enplas’s patent has been revoked in Taiwan.
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2016-04-21

Enplas Display Clarifies Ongoing Device LED Diffusion Lens Lawsuit Against Seoul Semiconductor

On April 18, 2016, United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered judgment in accordance with the jury’s verdict in Enplas Display Device Corporation v. Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (N.D. Cal., Case No. 3:13-cv-05038-NC) that EDD’s sale of light diffusion lenses #9854D, #9854E and #9879 in Japan and Taiwan induced unnamed parties to infringe claims 1, 6, 33, 34 and 35 of United States Patent No. 6,473,554 (USP ‘554) and its sale of those lenses and lenses #4922 and #9853A in Japan and Taiwan induced unnamed parties to infringe claim 20 of United States Patent No. 6,007,209 (USP ‘209) (under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b)). 
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2016-03-28

U.S. Court Rules Enplas Infringed Seoul Semiconductor LED Lens Patents

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it won a patent infringement lawsuit regarding LED backlight lens technology against Japanese lens maker Enplas.
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2016-03-08

Seoul Semiconductor Launches New Mid-power LED Packages with the World’s Best Luminous Efficiency

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd, the world-class LED manufacturer (www.seoulsemicon.com) announced that its Acrich MJT 5630D package, applicable to incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and other lamps, have reached the world’s best luminous efficiency of 210 lm/W, which is the highest luminous efficiency set across the world for single LED package, and the package’s mass production has begun.
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2016-01-25

Austrian Company LUMITECH Licenses Seoul Semiconductor Human Centric Lighting Patents

Seoul Semiconductor a global leading LED components manufacturer from Korea, and the Austrian company LUMITECH, a leading manufacturer of components for Human Centric Lighting announced a licensing agreement for PI-LED technology patents. These patents govern the industrial trade mark rights of LUMITECH’s PI-LED technology, which can implement tunable white from 2.500 to 7.000K with perfect colour rendering in a high and constant efficiency. Based on the license agreement, Seoul Semiconductor has the right to offer tunable white components based on the leading PI-LED technology, worldwide.
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2015-12-09

Seoul Semiconductor Invalidates Enplas Lens Patents and Acquires Royalty-Bearing Licenses

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has prevailed in a series of patent invalidation actions against Japanese lens maker Enplas also concluded royalty-bearing licenses regarding LED technology with North American television makers, which demonstrates the strength of Seoul’s LED technology and intellectual property program.
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2015-10-26

Seoul Semiconductor Package-less LED Gaining Traction in Lighting Market Applications

Chung Hoon Lee, CEO of world’s leading LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (//www.seoulsemicon.com) announces that Wicop, following its massive success in LCD backlighting applications, is experiencing rapid adoption in the global lighting market after the September 2015 release thanks to its ultra compact size and outstanding efficiency.
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2015-10-16

USTPAB Invalidates Enplas Backlight Patent on AIA Review

A recent ruling made by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated claims of Japanese LED lens manufacturer Enplas patent for a device applied in LCD backlight, which marks a win for rival Seoul Semiconductor, reported Law 360.
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