2015-03-10

GaN Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Websolus in South Korea and China

GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced the signing of a distribution deal with Seoul-based global group Websolus. Listed on the Korea New Exchange (KONEX), with 13 Branch Offices in Korea, China, & Thailand, Websolus specialises in three major business sectors: IT Consulting & Systems Integration for Power Grid, Water & Energy systems solutions for Global Infrastructure, and Procurement & Distribution for Electronic Components. \
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2014-08-19

Korean MoTIE to Initiate US $21.5M in OLED Industry

Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) recently announced plans of investing KRW 22 billion (US $21.5 million) to set up a OLED lighting industry support fund over a period of five years, according to a report by Korea IT News.
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2014-06-25

SandlerResearch Releases South Korea LED Market 2018 Report

SandlerResearch.org adds LED Market in South Korea 2014-2018 new industry report in its store. An LED is a semiconductor light source used for various applications such as general lighting, back lighting, and automotive lighting. LED lighting applications include residential, office, retail, hospitality, industrial, outdoor, architectural, and others. LEDs are gaining acceptance in these applications because of their greater efficiency and low cost. 
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2014-03-13

Korea Amends LED Retrofit Lamp Standards

Spurred by rising demands for safety certification of LED lamps, the Korean government released a new amendment for LED lamp retrofits for fluorescent lamps on Feb. 28th, according to China WTO/TBT National Notification and Enquiry Center. 
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2014-01-20

Dageon Sapphire Substrate Equipment Maker Offers Cost Advantage Solution In Response To 4”~6” Wafer Production

South Korea-based Dageon Technology founded in 2000, the president Mr.Son previously had worked for LG Silitron for 12 years. For most manufacturing machines have to be imported from abroad, Dageon began to research and develop manufacturing machines, in order to contribute to the sapphire substrate market development.
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2013-07-16

South Korea to Ban Production, Imports of Incandescent Lighting from 2014

The production and imports of incandescent lighting will be banned in South Korea from next year, the government said Tuesday. Starting from Jan. 1, 2014, imports of incandescent light bulbs, which have been labeled low-efficient, will be banned permanently, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. The move is part of a decision made in 2008 to phase out incandescent light bulbs, which consume as much as six times more energy than high-efficiency LED light bulbs. Using an incandescent light bulb may cost up to 15,863 won (US$14.14) per year in electr...
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2013-07-12

LG Brings LA9700 Series 4K Ultra HD LED 55-inch and 65-inch TVs to Market

LG has announced full-backlit LED 55-inch and 65-inch models to expand its ultra high-definition 4K line of TVs. In addition, there has also been released an 84-inch UHD model, which is the first to be made available to buyers in the United States.   The 55-inch and 65-inch ultra high-definition TVs feature 4.1-channel 50-watt sound system that includes LG’s sliding speaker, which is mounted on a motorized sound bar that automatically surfaces beneath the panel. Additionally, LG used its Nano Full LED backlighting along with an IPS display to form t...
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2013-07-01

South Korea’s LED lighting lowers suicide rates?

Rates of suicide in the Asian country have doubled over the past decade, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Analysts believe that crumbling traditional values, living in a hyper-competitive market and future uncertainty have all contributed. The Mapo Bridge in Seoul is where dozens of South Koreans jump to their death every year. To tackle the issue, Cheil Worldwide has created the “Bridge of Life”: a sensor and LED-based system which sends out messages of hope. Over the course of one year and six months, 2,200 sensors and LEDs ...
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2013-06-20

Samsung 55-inch OLED TV to be on Sale in South Korea Next Week

After the world's first 55-inch OLED produced by LG Electronics accepted pre-orders in January, Samsung 55-inch OLED TV will be put on sale for more than 10 million won in South Korea next week, and it is similar to LG's products. News also indicated that Samsung plans to launch OLED TV with a curved screen in South Korea next week. The pre-order for the world's first 55-inch OLED HDTV "55EA9800" from LG Electronics was available in the April 29, and it began being shipped in South Korea in June, it is priced at 15 mill...
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2013-06-17

LG Electronics Announces Shipment of 55-inch Curved OLED TV

LG Electronics announced recently that it has started to ship the "Curved OLED TV", a 55-inch OLED TV having a curved screen. The price of the TV with curved screen is about US$13,285, which is about 30% higher than that of the 55-inch OLED TV with a flat screen. The company planned to accept orders for the TV in South Korea from April 29 to June 30, 2013. However, LG Electronics started the shipment of the TV far ahead of schedule probably because Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will reportedly release a curved OLED TV in the near fu...
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2013-04-03

South Korea LED Enterprise Enters into Qatar for 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals’ Lighting

  The Seoul government announced A South Korean company will set up a joint venture in Qatar that will produce LED lighting systems to meet growing demands there ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals
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2013-03-25

Seoul Semiconductor Targets LED Outdoor and Streetlight Markets with a New MJT 4040 Package

Seoul Semiconductor, has announced the new MJT 4040 package which uses Multi Junction Technology to bring performance and size advantages to the LED outdoor and streetlight markets. The company also announced it recently won a retrofit project for streetlights using this new product in China. The MJT 4040 uses multi-junction technology that allows multiple LED junctions to be combined in a single chip thereby increasing the operating voltage and concentrating more light output within a given area. Operating at a nominal 64 Volts and 20 mA, the device can reach o...
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2013-03-19

Samsung Presented Mid-power LED Package LM561B with 160lm / W

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.. has  the production of a new series of "Middle Power" LEDs with the  Started LM561B designation. The new devices offer the industry's  highest efficiency and are suitable for use in many  LED lighting applications such as LED tubes,  LED ambient lighting, ceiling lights (downlights) and  Retrofit lamps. The new model LM561B offers a luminous efficiency of 160lm / W. This  is currently the world's highest attainable value for "mid power" LEDs with 65mA curr...
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2013-03-18

Seoul Semiconductor Announces World’s Best Performing 0.6T Side View LED

Seoul Semiconductor, has announced a 0.6T side view LED that achieves 8.8 lumens, the world’s best performance in light output, to occupy the fast-growing phablet market. (phablet: smart PHone and tABLET PC) This new side-view LED achieves the world’s best brightness and energy efficiency by improving the efficacy and the design of its LED chip, package and phosphors. The added performance improves the visibility of phablets in bright places and gives the added benefit of energy savings which helps extend battery life. The company plans to apply this techn...
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2013-03-13

KMW Develops Helmets with Wireless Module, LED Lamp

KMW Inc a South Korea-based firm, developed helmets having a wireless communication function and an LED lamp and exhibited them at Lighting Fair 2013, from March 5 to 8, 2013, in Tokyo. They are expected to be used by construction workers at construction sites and for evacuation activities at the time of disaster. KMW developed the "i-MetH," which was designed for use in construction sites and for heavy industries, and the "i-MetD," which is for use in disaster sites. i-MetH The i-MetH has a two-way wireless module using the 2.4GHz ba...
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2013-02-12

Intematix and Mitsubishi Chemical LED Patent Update: Court Defers Taking Any Enforcement Action

Intematix Corporation, an innovator of patented phosphors and phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting, provided an update on its patent infringement litigation in South Korea with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
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2013-02-05

Feelux Introduces The Diva2™ HO LED Luminaire

A little light that packs even a bigger punch Feelux’s Diva2™ High Output (HO) is a high power, low profile linear LED luminaire designed to provide a High Output LED alternative to fluorescent in under cabinet millwork and display for retail, residential or architectural applications.  Diva2™ HO is an extension of the popular Diva2™ Series and is available in nominal 6” and 1’ to 4’ standard lengths with five Kelvin temperatures ranging from 2700 to 6500K. This eco-friendly luminaire features 75lm/W and a lamp lif...
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2013-01-29

Samsung Invest $1.7 billion for Expansion kunshan Factory

Samsung has intended to invest $1.7 billion for expansion in kunshan-based factory, china. The fund will be used in building factory, purchasing equipment, and the establishment of Samsung Electro - Mechanics Co. as operations research center, in order to support the development for chip load plate projects. The kunshan factory is founded in 2008, and is dedicated in manufacturing electronic components. By the end of 2012, Samsung has injected a total of $80.99 million investment in this factory, and the annual sales have approached $ 100 million. According to kunshan Govern...
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2013-01-25

Samsung Display may Bury the Hatchet with LG on OLED Lawsuits

Samsung Display is reported to end lawsuits against LG, as the government recently stepped in to try and end the dispute that started late last year. “Samsung Display will seek a solution in a constructive way in the ongoing legal proceedings against LG Display,” Samsung Display Chief Executive Officer Kim Ki-nam told reporters following a regular meeting with other top Samsung executives at Samsung Electronics’ headquarters in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. His remarks were taken as a sign that the company is willing to seek a compromise in the ongo...
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2013-01-24

Samsung Electronics to Stop LCD TV Production

Samsung Electronics sets to stop manufacturing LCD TV in 2013. Coming on the heel of stopping LCD TV production line in South Korea, the company continues to close LCD TV productions in Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia as well as Vietnam , and instead of making LED TV.
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2013-01-17

LED Korea 2013 to Hold on January 30th

The 7th annual LED Korea 2013 is to take place from January 30th to February 1st in Seoul, Korea, and manufacturers and suppliers of LED products, equipment and materials will get together to discuss the latest trends, technologies and business opportunities in LED manufacturing. The global LED market is anticipated to exceed $13 billion in 2013, driven by continued double-digit growth in solid state lighting. Global manufacturing capacity will grow 24% in 2013 with Korea continuing a leading position, representing over 15% of the world’s production capacity. ...
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2013-01-10

Samsung Releases World’s First Curved OLED TV at CES 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled its Curved OLED TV, breaking the barrier of innovation in home entertainment at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Samsung’s Curved OLED TV creates a panorama effect not possible with flat-panel TVs, offering a more immersive viewing experience. When users watch captivating content such as vast landscapes and scenes from nature on the Curved OLED TV, the display enhances the content, allowing the viewer to be encompassed by the beauty of the images. Leveraging its expertise in dis...
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2012-12-25

LED TV Market Penetration in North America to Achieve 90% in 2013

According to industry analyst, thanks to global TV manufacturers such as Samsung has enlarged the production scales of LED TV, the market penetration of these TVs is expected to achieve to 80%~90%. In the same time, Samsung also plans to stop making CCFL TVs. The South Korea Company will remain its leading position in North American TV market. And retailer predicts this area will recover in 2013, which will drive the promotion of LED TV. Additionally, the market penetration of LED TV in direct type is also expected to exceed 50% next year....
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2012-12-12

Idemitsu Starts Production of OLED Materials in S. Korea

Idemitsu Electronic Materials Korea Co., Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary backed by Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. has completed construction of a plant for manufacturing OLED materials in Paju, near Seoul, and plans to begin production. Commercial shipment of the products will be started at next spring, after completing the quality inspection and production processes.   The products manufactured in the plant is expected to sell the products in markets including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Europe and other markets in addition to South Korean market. Idemitsu Kosa...
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2012-12-11

Samsung’s 6.5W LED Lamp Wins Good Design Award

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has won the prestigious 2012 Good Design award for its 6.5W LED A19 lamp.   “We are honored to have won a Good Design Award, which recognizes our move towards more aesthetic and functional LED lamp designs. We will continue to enhance the design competitiveness of our LED lighting products with creativity and innovation as we expand our market presence.” said Hee Chong Yoon, Vice President of LED marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. The award-winning Samsung LED A19 lamp...
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2012-11-22

Seoul Semiconductor Makes Breakthrough on MJT Series Sales

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it would be accelerating the sales of MJT(Multi Junction Technology) series, which uses Seoul’s integrated Acrich technology, on November 21. A big advantage of the MJT series is that its 5630 and 3528 packages offer LED lighting manufacturers easier production with the standard (module) size and enable lighting fixtures to deliver world-class performance up to 100 lumens per watt. Unlike the conventional method that requires complicated circuitry to connect multiple LED chips, the MJT series is designed to operate at va...
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2012-11-22

Samsung to Launch Flexible-OLED Displays for Galaxy Range

Samsung is reported to release a series of ultra-flexible phones which packed in flexible OLED displays that can be twisted and folded, at some point during 2013. The company claims this new type of display is lighter, harder to break, and generally superior in every way to current glass-based panels. The firm is reportedly on the verge of rolling out mass production of the devices after years of speculation. Samsung’s upcoming flagship, known as the Galaxy S4, which is tipped for a Q2 2013 release, is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p display based on this new typ...
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2012-11-21

Samsung Filed OLED Patent Invalidation Lawsuit against LG

Samsung has filed a patent invalidation lawsuit against LG in an intellectual property (IP) tribunal in their homeland.The former now asks the tribunal to invalidate several LG OLED patents and consequently drop the patent infringement case. In early September, Samsung claimed LG stole its company secrets by luring former Samsung employees to join LG. Later that month, LG claimed in a lawsuit that five Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab, infringed its OLED patents. Additionally, Samsung and LG have been bitter rivals even befo...
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2012-11-21

Samsung Released New LED Retrofit Lamps

Samsung Electronics South Africa has released a new line-up of LED retrofit lamps include a total of 7 products, comprised of various LED light bulbs including L-Tubes GU10, MR16, E27, candle and golf ball types. Further solutions include LED engines that allow for customised fittings to utilise Samsung’s latest LED technology.  “It is based on this strategic research that Samsung has launched our own new range of LED retrofit lamps which reduces energy consumption by approximately 80%  compared to incandescent and halogen lamps &ndas...
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2012-11-06

Urban Barns Foods Signs MOU with South Korea LED Manufacturer

Urban Barns Foods Inc. , which is specializing in "CUBIC FARMING" a revolutionary type of farming that dramatically increases yields of vegetables with radically diminished water consumption when compared to conventional farming, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Wells Communications Inc.. The purpose of the MOU is to develop and expand a framework of cooperation between Urban Barns and Wells to develop mutually beneficial programs, projects and activities using LED light fixtures. Mr. Dan Meikleham, Chairman of Urban Barns, stat...
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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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