2017-11-21

Mini LED Rekindles Hope of Taiwanese LED Makers, Epistar Chairman Says

Mini LED has a high chance to help Taiwanese LED manufacturers reclaim the leading position in the high-end backlight market in 2018. It rekindles Taiwanese firms’ hope against the ‘OLED attack’ from Korea, expected Bingjie Li, Chairman of Epistar.
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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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2017-07-05

Samsung To Build the World’s Largest OLED Plant to Confront Chinese OLED Makers

Could the fire of war in the OLED display market be as heavy as that in the memory industry? Samsung Display is reported to construct the world’s largest OLED display factory. Such a massive production ramp-up is believed to be the Korean display maker’s move to make competitive prices of its OLED products to confront the growing threats from Chinese contenders.
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2016-12-27

Samsung to Form QD TV Alliance

Samsung Electronics is taking the lead in forming a quantum dot (QD) TV alliance to counter OLED TV manufacturers, reported Korean media the Pulse.
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2016-11-22

Emerging Chinese Manufacturers in the OLED Market to Disrupt Korean Monopoly

Growing number of Chinese smartphone makers are raising investments in OLED panels, including BOE Technology Group and six other major local players have constructed new factories and invested in total more than 2 trillion Japanese Yen (US $9 billion), reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-09-14

Korea's LED Industry Developments

Korea’s LED industry took off at a much later date than Japan or Taiwan, in fact it developed at around the same time as China, but has advanced at an accelerated rate. However, the country’s LED industry plummeted much sharply compared to Japan, China and Taiwan. The Korean LED industry development occurred in three phases the first was started by upstream LED manufacturers EE coined the “double E era”, followed by Samsung and LG’s entry during the peak of the Solid State Lighting (SSL) phase, followed by large scale withdraw from the market, in response to emerging Chinese LED industry.
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2016-07-29

LeEco’s Acquisition of Vizio to Propel Asian TV Brands Global LCD Market Share to 70%

With the domestic market approaching saturation, branded Chinese LCD TV vendors see overseas expansion as the only means to grow their market shares and raise their brand recognition. The latest example of this approach is the acquisition of the U.S.-based consumer electronics maker VIZIO by LeEco, a rising Internet brand in the Chinese LCD TV market. Reports of VIZIO being up for sale gained traction after Foxconn’s acquisition of Sharp, and the US $2 billion deal with LeEco was finally announced on July 27.
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2016-06-29

OPTIS Announces Establishment of New Subsidiary in Korea

OPTIS, the world leader in light and vision simulation software solutions, wants to reinforce their presence in Korea through a new subsidiary, with IS-Soft, their Korean business partner, to assist the Korean companies with high-end software and equipment.
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2016-03-10

LG Innotek teams up with AIXTRON technology

AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), a worldwide provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that one of Korea’s leading electronics companies, LG Innotek has selected a AIX G5 WW (Warm-Wall) reactor for the development of silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers aimed mainly at power devices for automotive and renewable energy applications. The system configured for 8x6-inch substrates was delivered in the fourth quarter 2015.
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2016-03-03

Korean Researchers Make Environmental Purely Organic TADF OLED Displays

A team led by Prof. Tae-Woo Lee (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering) at POSTECH have fabricated highly-efficient, solution-processed fluorescence organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) using pure-organic thermally-activated delayed-fluorescence (TADF) emitters. The research was published in Advanced Materials journal. This research is selected as a most significant paper and open to the public as a "Layman's abstract".
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2016-01-05

LEDs Under the Lime Light at Korea Smart Cities Conference

Korea’s first-ever international conference on urban policy saw a welcome focus on adopting low carbon LED (light-emitting diode) lighting as a means to create smarter, greener cities in Asia.
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2015-12-29

Oversupply Situation Drives Korean Manufacturers to Slim Down LED Business

The oversupply situation in the LED industry this year has urged large Korean LED companies to size down, according to a Money DJ report by citing Korean media ETNews.
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2015-11-17

International LED EXPO 2016

Title: 14th International LED & OLED EXPO 2016 Period:  June 22(WED) ~ 25(SAT), 2016 Venue:  KINTEX, Hall 3,4 Organizer: EXPOnU Co., LTD., KOTRA, KINTEX, Korea Association for Photonics Industry Development,                      Korea Lighting Fixtures LED Industry Cooperative, Korea Illumination Industry Cooperative. Supported by: Ministry of Trade, industry & Energy, Bucheon City,                             Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea Photonics Technology Institute,                             Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea Electronics Technology Institute,                             Korea Institute of Lighting Technology, Cheorwon Plasma Research Institute,                             The Korea Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers,                             Society of LED and Solid State Lighting, Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association,                            Japan LED Association, General Corporation D&S LED Lighting Spread Association Japan,                             China Association of Lighting Industry
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2015-05-29

Merck Inaugurates 7M Euro OLED Application Center (OAC) in Korea

Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the healthcare, life science and performance materials sectors, has inaugurated an OLED Application Center (OAC) in Korea (Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province). Johannes Baillou, Chairman of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Walter Galinat, President and CEO of the Performance Materials business sector, Udo Heider, Head of the OLED business, Michael Grund, Managing Director of Merck Korea and many distinguished guests including Rolf Mafael, German Ambassador, Yongrae Kim, Director General of Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), and representatives from Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Pyeongtaek City Government, Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI), Samsung Display(SDC), LG Display(LGD) attended the official ceremony held on May 28, 2015. 
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2015-03-12

LG To Set Up OLED Alliance

LG Display is in the process of setting up an OLED alliance comprised of Chinese, Japan and U.S. companies to promote its OLED panel business, according to a recent report by The Korea Times.
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2014-12-01

Asian LED Manufacturers Part Ways Over Uncertain Market Conditions

LED is a fast changing industry. Asian manufacturers have taken their own paths to confront the tide of change. Japanese manufacturers are actively seeking collaboration opportunities with Taiwanese manufacturers, while Korean LED manufacturer Samsung has gradually exited the global LED market. Chinese manufacturers on the other hand are expanding production capacity on the back of government support.
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2014-01-14

Apple Files Foldable Device Patent in Korea

Apple has added a new patent to its flexible patent arsenal in Korea, according to a Patently Apple report. The report uncovered a discreetly filed patent under engineer member names, and noted as Apples patent lawsuits with Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG escalate, it makes all the sense that the company is filing more patents in the country.
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2013-06-25

EVERLIGHT Showcases All Series Components at International LED Expo 2013 in Korea

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry with three decades of experience, had introduced the latest of new series of LED components products at 2013 LED Expo in Korea. EVERLIGHT presents whole series of packages for different applications including automotive, digital display, flash light, infrared LEDs, backlight and general lighting. EVERLIGHT's High Power, Low-mid Power and COB LED Lighting Components Provide Good Quality with High lm/$ to Customers ...
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2013-06-25

Rubicon Technology to Showcase Sapphire Substrates for the LED Market at the International LED Expo in Kintex, Korea

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, today announced that it will showcase its line of sapphire substrates for the LED industry at the International LED Expo in Kintex, Korea, June 25-28. Rubicon will exhibit its line of sapphire products in Booth# F-25 & 26, Hall 4. Sapphire wafers are a key building block for LEDs – the most energy-efficient technology for general lighting and the dominant backlighting technology in consumer products such...
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2013-06-21

Korea’s Yuyang Dnu and the Langley Township forms an international partnership

An international LED project was begun in a softball field of Langley Township due to the brand new technology and an international partnership between Korea’s Yuyang Dnu Co. Ltd. and the Langley Township. On the evening of June 19, an official lighting ceremony was held by the Township and the Korean partners. “Cooperating with businesses around the world and seeking ways to enhance the Langley Township’s international business opportunities is part of the Township’s economic development vision.” said Mayor Jack Froese. “It is ...
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2012-08-09

Samsung Paves the way for Mass Production of Flexible AMOLED Panel

LEDinside learned that Samsung has gained full confidence from the successful development of AMOLED screen. And the South Korea Company will soon push forward some more amazing OLED products. Quote from Korea press report, Samsung is starting to produce the flexible AMOLED screen this quarter and most likely it will take out one proto which could carry the flexible screen before 2012 ends. It is reported that Samsung named the screen as Youm, which has 0.6mm thickness. Also, you could bend and fold it at will. It’s estimated that some devices will use ...
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2012-04-18

Veeco Supports Growth of LED Industry in Korea

Veeco Instruments Inc. recently participated in an investment signing ceremony at the 2012 Korea Investment Forum in New York City to commemorate the Company’s substantial investment in a new R&D facility in Seoul, Korea to advance high brightness light emitting diode (LED) technology. The Investment Forum event, jointly sponsored by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and the Korea Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), brought together government officials, investors, industry experts and business leaders from South Korea an...
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2012-01-04

LED/OLED LIGHTING FAIR 2012 (LIGHTING KOREA 2012)

Event LED/OLED LIGHTING FAIR 2012 (LIGHTING KOREA 2012) Venue Hall A, COEX, Seoul, KOREA Dates Oct. 17(Wed) ~ 19(Fri), 2012 / 3 Days Organizers The Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers EXPORUM Exhibit Scope LED/OLED lighting fix...
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2012-01-04

SingaporeInt’l LED/OLED Technology Show 2012(LEDTEC ASIA 2012)

Event SingaporeInt’l LED/OLED Technology Show 2012(LEDTEC ASIA 2012) Venue SUNTEC Singapore Int’l Convention&Exhibition Centre Dates March 28~30,2012 Organizers Building&Construction Authority of Singapore(BCA) Singapore Convention&Exhibition Bureau(SECB) Singapore Electrical Trades Association (SE...
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2011-09-29

LG Seeks to Ban BMW, Audi Car Sales in Korea

LG Electronics Inc. and component-making unit LG Innotek Co. said on Wednesday that they filed a lawsuit with a South Korean court on Tuesday seeking an injunction blocking local branches of Germany's BMW AG and Audi AG from selling vehicles equipped with lighting products made by Osram AG, which the Korean companies allege infringe their patents. The move opens a new front in the continuing legal spat between the South Korean companies and Osram over light-emitting-diode lighting technology, as they struggle for dominance in a fast-growing LED lighting...
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2011-08-25

LG Elec Files Complaint to Halt Osram LED Imports

LG Electronics Inc said on Friday it had filed a complaint with the South Korean trade commission to ban imports of LED products from Siemens (SIEGn.DE) lightbulb unit Osram in response to patent infringement litigation by the German firm. LG joined Samsung LED to countersue Osram, after the German firm said in June that it filed lawsuits against the two business groups in the United States, Germany and Japan and another against LG in China. Samsung LED countersued in June, filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Osram Korea and two Korea...
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2011-08-04

China aims for LED global domination by 2015

Korea, Japan, and China appear to have the solutions to see steady and positive proliferation of LED lighting products, key price points could trigger real commercial demand. “The rapid increase in the market for LEDs used in various applications such as notebook backlights and automobile headlights is spurring heavy capital investments by LED makers”, noted Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network. “LEDs are creating a niche market for conventional suppliers of semiconductor processing tools and a lucrative market for MOCVD suppl...
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2011-05-18

LG Innotek Expands Marketing for LED Lighting

Recently, LG Innotek is expanding fast-growing marketing in for LED lighting in North America. Thanks to maturing technology and increased backing by governments, companies produce brighter and more power-efficient LED bulbs and other products at lower costs. In addition, LG Innotek is featuring a flat-screen lighting module dubbed "ModulA 1D" at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia, which kicked off Wednesday (local time). It’s just 8 millimeters thick, comes with advanced LED backlight unit technology. It also unveiled AngulA which is c...
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2011-04-26

Seoul Semiconductor Launches Z4 LED

Recently, Seoul Semiconductor has launched the brand-new LED series named ‘Z4’ that in accordance with its 2011 business plan. The new model is a 1W LED light that is suitable for general lighting. It features competitive price as well as outstanding luminous efficiency (100lm/W) and luminous flux of 100ml. Z4 LED is against high temperature and highly competitive product in ‘cost/lm’. In addition, it has adopted a silicon lens for optical safety. Warm white and cool white is available. Samples of the Z4 series are available now, and it ...
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2009-05-21

LG Unveils World’s Thinnest LCD TV Panel

LG Display Co., Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has succeeded in developing the world’s thinnest 42- and 47-inch LCD TV panels. The 42- and 47-inch LCD TV panels employ LG Display’s edge-lit LED backlight system instead of the commonly used CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) to realize a panel thickness of 5.9mm.
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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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