2012-02-10

LG Chem’s 45 lm/W OLED Panels to Mass Production

Recently, LG Chem has completed the development of their first OLED lighting panel, and has planned to start mass production. The new panel called the "type 1" panel, or the LG-OLED-041 is a 100x100 mm square panel that features 4,000K, CRI>80, 45 lm/W and 10,000 hours lifetime (LT70) at 3,000 nits. The active emitting panel is 90x90 mm, and the whole panel is 2.44 mm thick (including the optical film and PCB. The OLED itself is 1.84 mm). Apart from that, the company is also developing the 2nd generation (or "type 2") panel which w...
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2012-01-20

Samsung Electronics to Inject $41.7 billion in OLED Investment

Samsung Electronics has intended to inject about $41.7 billion to put more distance from competitors in 2012. There are about $22 billion will boost its manufacturing capacity for logic chips, MEMS sensors and OLED displays as well as memory and LCD production. The logic chip manufacturing is likely to focus on Samsung's ambitions to make application processors and system chips for mobile phones and tablets. Investment in logic at about $6.5 billion is set to exceed investment in memory chips at about $5.7 billion for the first time. Investment in OLEDs is exp...
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2012-01-05

LG Releases World’s Largest OLED TV

LG Electronics will showcase the world's largest OLED TV with 55 inches they claim at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.   The new LG OLED TV generates the most natural colors of any TV set at a much lower price point than could have been achieved using the standard manufacturing process.   What sets LG's TV picture apart from other OLED TVs is 4-Color Pixels and Color Refiner which work together to generate natural and accurate colors that are sharp and consistent. The 4-Color Pixels feature allows for mor...
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2011-12-27

LG Announces The World’s Largest 55 Inch OLED TV

LG has announced the world’s largest OLED display at 55 inch, marking that we are much closer to getting mass produced OLED displays. The new TV features a ‘wider’ color gamut than LCD screens and is impossibly thin — only 5mm. Additionally, it can have amazing response times that can skirt 0.01 millisecond and refresh rates of 100,000hz as a result. It has a response time of 2-8 milliseconds and hence are capable of refresh rates of about 200Hz. OLED’s also have better contrast. LG’s 55inch behemoth has a contrast ratio of 1...
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2011-07-25

Seoul Semiconductor Won 2011 National Competitiveness Contribution Award

Seoul Semiconductor recently has won the ‘2011 National Competitiveness Contribution Award’ which is awarded to the entrepreneurs, companies and organizations that have made a contribution to the improvement of national competitiveness. The company has received the Prize of the Minister of Knowledge Economy thanks to remarkable management performance and increases in both national and corporate competitiveness with innovative LED technology and products in the green growth industry. John S. Bae, Vice president of Seoul Semiconductor, said, “Seoul ...
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2011-06-20

LG’s LED Lights Decorates Its Twin Towers

LG Electronics has installed its LED lights and a dedicated lighting control system in its Twin Towers headquarters buildings in Seoul, which is considered as one of the world's largest LED lighting installation. According to LG, in a year, the lighting systems on both buildings will save a total of 1,717 MWh of electricity, for a 53% saving over equivalent buildings using conventional fluorescent lighting technology.    LG also estimated that its lineup of lighting solutions provides energy savings ranging from 20-80%, and can last five to ten times lon...
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2011-06-14

Osram Relaxed about Samsungs Counter Claims in Korea

Osram had not seen Samsung’s complaint yet and did not know its specific content which has been issued in Korea. According to a spokesperson, Osram is well prepared regarding possible steps by Samsung and is therefore relaxed about the move by the counter claimant. Osram regards Samsung’s move as a typical counter attack of a defendant. Anticipating this move Osram had analyzed Samsung’s patent portfolio thoroughly before taking any legal actions and concluded that none of Samsung’s IP will cause a problem for any of OSRAM’s products. Osra...
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2011-04-28

SEMI Forms Partner with Korean University

Recently, SEMI has developed an agreement with Korea Polytechnic University(KPU) on a talent training program for the LED and photovoltaic industries. Under the MOU, the first LED manufacturing training program will be held at the COEX in Seoul from October 24-26, 2011. The two organizations will join force to develop the curriculum that offers both theoretical and practical training. In particular, KPU offers LED facilities and equipment to supply gain hands-on experience in the LED manufacturing process technology. SEMI is involved in several...
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2011-04-28

ZemosLED Unveils New LED Module

Korea-based company ZemosLED has recently launched the US patented 80,000 hour Zemos9090 LED package. Based on a Cree LED die SiC substrate, the Zemos9090 has extensive use for a longer lifespan, who have been limited by current technology to a 50.000 hours lifespan. Moreover, the Zemos9090 has a low thermal resistance and a large heat spread area. The Zemos9090 also utilises ZemosLED's patented phosphor deposition technology, allowing for maximum light conversion, and precise colour temperature control. The company the company will also offer the Zemos...
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2011-03-22

Korean Government Retrofits LED Signs for Energy Saving

Korean government is about to replace electronic signs in the country with LED ones to save energy. It’s said that the Ministry of Knowledge Economy plans to spend 100 million won or around 89-thousand US dollars this year to change 10-thousand electronic signages to LED. At present, around 90 percent of electronic signages using fluorescent lighting are installed at some 5.2 million businesses across the nation. And Nearly 90 percent of the signs are being used by merchants who cannot afford the energy-efficient, but costly LED signs. The ministry expects ...
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2011-03-21

Seoul Semiconductor Startes Mass Production of New Acriche

Currently, Seoul Semiconductor has started mass production of  its new Acriche AC and DC-powered LED for downlight, named ‘A8’ , as one of the flagship brands of Seoul Semiconductor. The brand new LED Acriche ‘A8’ is designed to replace a 60W incandescent bulb with a single package. It is very competitive in terms cost by removing SMD process of dozens of DC LED package on expensive metal substrate for thermal emission and also to prevent using AC, DC converter. It operates immediately without a converter at 110V/220V as...
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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