2017-11-15

Taiwanese Companies to Demo Micro LED Displays in 1H18

The Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Lab (EOSRL) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is co-developing ultra fine-pitch Micro LED displays with PlayNitride, LED Driver IC expert Macroblock, and PCB maker Unimicron Techology, sources from the industry have revealed.
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2017-11-10

ITRI to Build First Micro LED Pilot Line for VR Application in Taiwan

Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Lab under ITRI attempts to build a Micro LED pilot line which will start operating in 3Q18 at the earliest and offer products to Taiwan-based VR companies. 
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2017-07-23

All You Need to Know About Micro LED in 1H17

The LED industry had quite a peaceful time in 1H17. Apart from a few M&As, the most-discussed technology would be Micro LED. Lots of high-tech giants worldwide have already started a series of R&D and the number of participants is getting bigger. The supply chain of Micro LED, although of limited mature technologies, is slowly shaping up. Here, LEDinside lists out major events and milestones made on the path of developing Micro LED in the first half of 2017.
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2016-10-27

ITRI Unveils R&D Achievements in PCB Smart Manufacturing at the TPCA Show 2016

Smart manufacturing will be the key to upgrading the printed circuit board industry! ITRI exhibited its expertise in innovative PCB manufacturing technology at the TPCA Show 2016, displaying the High Aspect Ratio Maskless Fine Line Printing Technology and Additive Process for Printed Fine Line Circuits, as well as its Intelligent Power Module for Automotive Battery Control. ITRI's innovative technology will assist in propelling the value of both the upstream and downstream sectors of Taiwan's PCB industry, thereby solidifying the foundation in making the industry a trillion dollar one in the future.  
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2016-08-16

Taiwan's Government to Inject NT $100B in OLED Technology

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced it will be supporting the development of OLED technology in Taiwan and will be investing NT $100 billion (about US $3.21 billion) to develop the technology, during a press conference to promote new display technologies in the country’s capital Taipei, stated the ministry.
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2016-07-11

ITRI and Ta Yih Collaborate on Automotive OLED Taillights

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Ta Yih Industrial announced they will be partnering on automotive OLED taillights, according to an article by United Evening News.
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2016-06-06

ITRI Showcases Micro-LED Technology at Computex 2016

Apple has been the main driver behind many new technology advancements, OLED technology has come under media center spotlight spurred by market rumors about upcoming OLED touchpad panels in the MacBook Pro, and curved screen smartphones. Contending display technology micro-LED has somewhat faded into the background.
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2016-06-06

ITRI’s Smart Integrated Solutions Displayed at 2016 Computex Taipei

A full body 3D scan can be completed in less than one minute with ITRI's incredible "High Precision Automated 3D Scanner." And then there is the virtual piano, enabling lovely melodies to be played on a desktop using "VR 3D Gesture UI." Furthermore, the "Pocket Chopstick Sanitizer" can kill 99.99% of pathogens through the compact UVC LED light disinfection module in just 90 seconds. These are just three of the 14 smart city-themed innovative technologies that ITRI exhibited at its pavilion at 2016 COMPUTEX Taipei. ITRI will display what can be achieved through smart systems integration, helping to provide industry with total solutions that can drive industrial transformation, while promoting the development of smart cities. 
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2016-05-30

ITRI Develops Pocket-sized UV LED Chopstick Sanitizer

Eating out has become increasingly commonplace in today’s busy life. This has triggered an urgent need for a sanitizing product that is portable, environmentally friendly, and leaves no chemical residue. ITRI developed a one-of-a-kind "Pocket Chopstick Sanitizer," which in just 90 seconds can kill 99.99% of E.coli and other pathogens. This innovation wins the COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2016 and will be unveiled on May 31 at COMPUTEX Taipei. 
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2016-01-06

ITRI and Japanese Financial Group Form Joint Fund to Promote Laser Technology

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group have established a joint fund to support the development of laser technology in Taiwan, and assist local companies brushless DC motor controlled IC modules enter the large Japanese vendors supply chain.
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2015-11-17

ITRI Receives Two R&D 100 Awards for Advancements in OLED and LED Technologies

ITRI received four 2015 R&D 100 Awards this year in Las Vegas November 13. ITRI’s technologies were selected as winners for the most innovative products in the IT/Electrical and Mechanical Devices/Materials categories. The research organization was awarded for its OLED and LED technology: 
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2014-12-08

ITRI Announces Technology Transfer to FlexUP Technologies

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced today the successful transfer of FlexUP™ technology to FlexUP Technologies Corp. By providing flexible substrate material, this new startup aims at satisfying the growing demand and emerging opportunities in the flexible display market for smart handheld devices, wrist worn devices and flexible medical sensors.
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2014-11-05

Human Centric Smart Lighting, Are We There Yet?

Smart lighting emerged in recent years as a promising technology that has attracted investments from many institutes and LED companies, but further R&D is required before the technology can become truly human centric, said Pei-Ting Chou, Manager, Electronics and Optoelectronics Research Laboratories, ITRI, at LEDforum 2014, which was held on Oct. 24, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2014-10-29

ITRI’s New LED Thermal Testing Device Reduces Analysis Time by More than 90%

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech research and development institutions, is pleased to introduce In-Line Compact Thermal Analyzer (ICTA) Technology. The world's leading automatic thermal analyzer, ICTA offers a measurement speed of 12,000 LEDs per hour, reducing each LED's component thermal resistance testing time to 0.3 seconds. This is 2,000 times faster than the traditional lab method where only six components can be measured per hour. ITRI will receive a 2014 R&D 100 Award  in November for this breakthrough technology in the "Imaging" category.
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2014-08-28

ITRI Showcases Interactive and Wearable Display Technologies at Touch Taiwan 2014

With the rise of the wearable smart devices, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) showcases many futuristic, wearable devices with interactive touch control functions at Touch Taiwan 2014 with the theme of "Smart Living, Keep in Touch". Such devices include a wearable and foldable AMOLED wrist band with interactive touch control and display functions.
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2014-07-16

ITRI LED Thermal Analyzer Clinches 2014 R&D 100 Award

Known as the “Oscars of Invention,” the 2014 R&D 100 Awards were announced by R&D Magazine last week in U.S., the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) again singled out for excellence in technology development. This marks the seventh consecutive year ITRI has won these awards, with its development of eco-related “In-Line Compact Thermal Analyzer (ICTA)” being one of the accolades this year.
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2014-06-12

ITRI Flexible Displays on the Road to Commercialization within Two Years

Flexible displays developed by ITRI will be entering mass production within the next two years, a Central News Agency (CNA) report cited Janglin Chen, Vice President of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan saying.
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2014-04-16

TNSC Signs Technical MOCVD Agreement With ITRI

TNSC, a manufacturer of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System, announces that it has signed a Technical Agreement with ITRI in Taiwan, which is a leading R&D Institution with advanced opto-electronic technologies.
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2014-03-12

ITRI and TNSC Unite to Promote UVA LED Production on GaN Substrate

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan has recently signed an agreement with Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp (TNSC) for use of TNSC’s AP (atmospheric pressure) MOCVD to develop UVA LEDs on GaN substrate. 
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2013-11-15

ITRI: Patent Issues that Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Should Beware Of

Embattled Taiwanese LED packager Everlight and Japanese manufacturer Nichia both published press releases on Nov. 6, 2013 regarding their latest YAG patent dispute in China. The two companies ongoing patent wars has rekindled LED industry interests on patent issues. Aside from potential patent disputes from Nichia, Taiwanese manufacturers should also pay attention to Philips patent alliance formation, said Hsieh Chia-fen, Engineer for Electronics and Optoelectronics Technologies at Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). 
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2012-10-29

Taiwan’s ITRI Receive 2012 R&D 100 Awards for Green Technology Innovations

Three latest green technology innovations from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have been chosen to receive 2012 R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine. The institute has its three latest award-winning innovations: Light&Light, the first A19 all-plastic LED light bulb; a low-cost, easy-to-use voltage and current meter called AVA-Clamp; and SideLighter, billed as “the first low-cost, high-performance, transparent concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar panel” that can be used both as a structural panel or window ...
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2012-07-31

ITRI Works on Designing Proposals for LED Light Bulb Standards

There is an increasing demand for LED light bulbs in Taiwan in 2012. Industry sources has estimated that the LED light bulb demand is expected to exceed 1,500,000 units in Taiwan for 2012 and the penetration rate into the local light bulb market is expected to exceed 30% in 2014, with an additional increase to 50% in 2015. The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) expects that by the end of 2012, there will be 46 brands of LED light bulbs and 154 models in Taiwan. However, some manufacturers’ labels can differ by 20 percent from their actual output, po...
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2012-06-18

Taiwan’s ITRI Develops A19 “Light & Light” LED Bulbs

Recently, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), backed by Taiwan industrial technology development organization, has developed a new A19 LED bulb with unorthodox design. The new bulb is named as “Light & Light” bulbs for being lighter and brighter, with it also capable of mood enhancement when equipped with RGB (red-green-blue) packages. Adopting typical LED backlight packages instead of high-power packages, the new bulb has low-power, small LEDs inside, with packages each containing 150 to 170 8-by-12 mil chips rated at 40...
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2012-03-08

Taiwan ITRI’s LED Laboratory Wins CBTL Qualification

According to Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), its LED-lighting laboratory has won the Certification Body Testing Laboratory (CBTL) qualification after passing the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) standards’ examinations. The laboratory operated by ITRI’s Center for Measurement Standards (CMS), has become Taiwan’s first CBTL, which is created by IEC for Electrical Equipment’s (IECEE’s) CB Scheme. The scheme is the world’s first international...
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2011-02-25

Oxford Instruments Partnered with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute to Form a LED Research Lab

According to Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute, it has made a partnership with Oxford Instruments PLC, a U.K.-based high-tech tool systems company, to set up a research center for LED, which will focus on wafer-level packaging processes and integrated micro-structure technologies for high-brightness LEDs. ITRI President Shyu Jyuo-min pointed out that “With Taiwan’s most advanced Microelectromechanical Systems Open lab, ITRI will provide the best research and development capability in the field of LED packaging.”...
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2009-12-22

New Energy Policies World-wide Promote the Development of LED Lighting Industry – LEDforum 2009 Report (10)

Faced with issues such as energy shortage and global warming, governments across the globe have implemented various incentives and subsidies for energy-saving products. At the LEDforum 2009 Panel Discussion, LED industry heavyweights shared their points of view on the competition and development in the industry. The panel discussion “New energy policies world-wide promote the development of LED lighting industry”, was hosted Dr Yi-Jen Chan, Vice President & EOL General Director, ITRI. Panelists include (from left to right, in the photo below):
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2009-08-03

SemiLEDs Delivers LEDs for Street Lighting to ITRI

SemiLEDs announced today that it has entered into a joint cooperation with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to initiate a pilot program to convert part of ITRI’s campus street lamps from metal halide into LED systems.
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2009-06-08

Taiwan’s LED Industry Get Boosted under Cooperation of UL and ITRI

LED lighting fixtures have accounted for fully half of all Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approvals in Taiwan, reports the Taiwan branch of the safety certification organization, comparing with the average 30% ratio worldwide, according to a report on Taiwan Economic News.
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2009-04-13

ITRI and ATD of Taiwan Receive UL Safety Certificates

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Advanced Thermal Devices (ATD) Inc. have recently received the safety certifications offered by UL Taiwan. The government-backed ITRI was awarded the certification for an alternate current LED module, while ATD was awarded for an LED streetlight.
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2009-03-12

Epistar expects to launch AC-LED products in Q209

Taiwan LED chip maker Epistar is reportedly to launch AC-LED products in Q209, the company says it expects to be “the first company in the world to ship AC-LED chips.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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