2020-02-20

CEO of GoodIP: Seoul Semiconductor’s LED Patent Portfolio is Valuable to Fast Growing LED Enterprises

On November 26, 2019, Seoul Semiconductor announced to auction its radio frequency (RF) semiconductor patent portfolio and a high-power LED package patent portfolio. In the first auction, Seoul Semiconductor is seeking the top bidder for 80 patent assets related to power amplifiers and gallium nitride (GaN) RF semiconductors, including 54 U.S. patents. Three of the patents are licensed to the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Army. In the second auction, Seoul Semiconductor will auction more than 100 patents, including US, European, Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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2020-02-14

Applications with UVC LED Disinfection to Grow with Raised Awareness Caused by Coronavirus Outbreak

As the novel coronavirus is spreading across the world and is highly contagious, people are getting more and more alert in environment disinfection. UVC LED technology providing disinfection function thus draws consumers’ attention. UVC LED technology, which can be integrated with different applications for water, air and surface disinfection, is becoming a hit in the LED industry and the consumer market since the outbreak of coronavirus. Companies with UVC LED technology are now working on various applications to help people combat the virus. High Power ...
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2020-01-23

[Interview] Liquidleds on Building and Sustaining Competitiveness after Winning the Lawsuit against Girard Sudron

The lawsuit between LED filament bulb developer Liquidleds and lighting company GIRARD SUDRON, filed in December 2018, has come to an end. Liquidleds started collecting evidence and filed a patent lawsuit against GIRARD SUDRON in December 2018. The Mannheim Court of Germany found the European light seller guilty of infringing Liquidleds’ patents and ruled that it should refrain from offering, placing on the market, and/or importing patent-infringing products. As it was also demanded to pay back the loss to Liquidleds, both parties are finalizi...
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2020-01-21

【CES 2020】ITRI to Focus on Transparent Automotive Display with Its Micro LED Technology

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) showcased its ultra small pitch size Micro LED display module at CES this year. The Micro LED display was the world first display manufactured by directly transfer micron size RGB chips on to PCB backplane. LEDinside interviewed Chih-I Wu, General Director of Eletronics and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories at ITRI, to learn ITRI’s technology progresses in Micro LED and its goal for the next stage. (Chih-I Wu, General Director of Eletronics and Optoele...
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2020-01-21

【CES 2020】glō Unveils RGB Micro LED Display with 525 PPI

After receiving $15 million investment from Google, the Lund University spin-out glō has been proactively presenting its Micro LED technology in the past two years by participating in various international events and expanding partnerships with worldwide display manufacturers. LEDinside interviewed Saket Chadda, CEO of glō USA, at CES 2020 to further understand the company’s progresses on Micro LED technology. During CES 2020, glō presented Micro LED displays that were built with different technologies including a 1.6-inch and a 1.8-inch ful...
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2020-01-17

[Exclusive] WELLMAX Unveils the Road to Become an Industrial Leader

The law of ‘survival of the fittest’ applies to almost all fields in the world. But, it evolves even more dramatically in the commerce field. Take the lighting industry for an example; in recent years with large investment flocking in and technology revolution, the industry has been undergoing a fast reshuffle. During the upheaval, many large-scale enterprises which boast their major advantage in capital to extend industrial chains end up selling out their business, while some small or medium-sized ones survived and became industry leaders. Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (W...
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2020-01-14

【CES 2020】Seoul Semiconductor to Mass Produce Micro LED Product with Its Proprietary Mass Transfer Technology

This year at CES, Seoul Semiconductor finally revealed its Micro LED series products for the first time ever since the Korean LED maker announced that it has been working on the technology. LEDinside was honored to be invited to Seoul’s private show room at CES and had an interview with Sam Ryu, executive vice president of IT sales at Seoul Semiconductor to learn more about the company’s Micro LED development progress. Seoul Semiconductor is a discreet company, according to Ryu, as a result, the company only unveiled its Micro LED products...
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2019-12-16

EVERLIGHT Innovates Agriculture Applications with Tunable LEDs and UV LEDs

Currently the major LED application in the agriculture industry is horticulture lighting. The combination of LED fixture and hydroponic not only breakthroughs the limitation of environment and weather for growers but also optimizes crop quality by adjusting light spectrum. Horticulture lighting with LEDs is a niche application in recent years that attracts many global LED manufacturers. Taiwan’s leading LED packager EVERLIGHT, who has developed various LEDs for horticulture lighting, is leveraging its LED technologies to other agriculture applicatio...
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2019-11-07

[Exclusive] Excelitas LiDAR Laser is on Track for Industrial and Automotive Industries

Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, announced that the company is developing LiDAR Lasers for the automotive industry. LEDinside had the honor to have a phone call interview with Dr. Jürgen Schilz, Vice President Detection / Managing Director of Excelitas, to share his perspective towards the LiDAR market and the company’s current progress of LiDAR Laser products as well as the company’s future plans.
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2019-11-05

[Exclusive] Velodyne LiDAR Ushers an Incredible Era for Autonomous Vehicle and Smart City

Velodyne, a leading LiDAR company and 3D sensor solution for autonomous vehicles and industrial robots, is going to showcase the latest product at CES 2020. LEDinside was honored to have a phone call interview with Rick Tewell, COO of Velodyne, to understand how the company’s fully rotation LiDAR system ushers in a new and incredible era of advanced 3D imaging technology in autonomous vehicles. (Rick Tewell, COO of Velodyne) Velodyne was established in San Jose, California in 1983, by founder and CEO David Hall. In 2005, Velodyne released H...
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2019-10-21

“Bulbized” Sunflower LED Downlight Becomes the Highlight of 2019 Canton Fair

As China's largest foreign trade promotion platform, the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has made important contributions to the world’s economic growth. Every year, the fair brings orders from all over the world to Chinese manufacturers, kicking out the peak purchase season. The 126th Canton fair, with over 25,000 exhibitors, concluded last Saturday on October 19. As the most long-standing participant of the fair, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) made a great hit again by presenting its innovative lighting solutions. WELLMAX&rsq...
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2019-10-04

LEDVANCE to Present Smart Human Centric Lighting Applications at 2020 Light+Building

According to the report of LEDinside, 2019 Global Lighting Market Report, MLS, who took over LEDVANCE from Osarm, became the fourth largest lighting company in the world. The company currently focuses on smart LED lighting and is planning to expand its business in smart home and human centric lighting. Seeing the future of smart lighting application, Lawrence Lin, CEO of LEDVANCE, shared his insight towards the market of smart lighting in 2020. (Image: LEDVANCE) Global Smart Home Lighting Trend Lin said that the development of sma...
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2019-09-26

[Touch Taiwan Interview] ASM Pacific Technology Showcases Fully Automatic Production Line to Push Forward Micro LED

Micro LED and Mini LED related applications are in the spotlight of this year's Touch Taiwan International Smart Display Exhibition. Products showcased during the event included large-size Mini LED RGB outdoor displays, Mini LED backlight gaming displays, Micro LED automotive displays, and small-size wearable panels, demonstrating the technical strength of manufacturers. These next-generation display applications feature fine images and vivid colors, which are the result of uniform arrangement of millions of LED dies on the driver backplane. However,...
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2019-09-16

[Exclusive] LITE-ON Technology and II-VI Build Strategic Partnership Agreement for LiDAR

LITE-ON Technology Corporation, a global leader in optoelectronic components and II‐VI Incorporated, a leader in semiconductor lasers, have announced a partnership on the volume manufacturing and commercialization of packaged semiconductor lasers for mass-market light detection and ranging (LiDAR). LEDinside was honored to have an exclusive interview with Sander Su, Associate Vice President, OPS SBG, LITE-ON Technology Corporation, to share the LiDAR market prospective and market strategies. (Sander Su, Associate Vice President, LITE-O...
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2019-08-26

[Exclusive] EPISTAR Drives Its Business to Next Gen Display with its Fast Transfer Technology and Miniaturized LEDs

As LED technology develops continuously and LED die-size shrinks gradually, the product application has become more and more diversified. Because of the saturated general lighting market, the display market seems to be the next main battlefield for LED makers. The well-known LED technology for display includes Mini LED backlight unit, Mini LED RGB and Micro LED. This year, most of the LED display makers try to show their advanced technologies by making fine pitch display with Mini RGB LED. At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, US, most of top companies e...
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2019-08-26

Black Dog LED: Combines Spectrum and Power, Creating Ideal Lights for Plant Growing

Based in the U.S., Black Dog LED was founded in early 2010. The company focuses on indoor gardening, has various serious of LED grow lights, and is continuing its research in latest plant grow lighting technology. LEDinside recently had the honor to interview Black Dog LED’s CEO Noah Miller, to get a deeper insight of the product development and market potential of horticultural LED lighting. LED light has obvious advantages in gardening compared to HID Talking about the advantages of LED grow light, Miller gave us an example of LED VS. H...
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2019-08-23

[Exclusive] Epistar to Release Mini LED Backlit Products Suppressing OLED in Energy Saving

Being an important component in display technology, LEDs have been continuing the improvement in power-saving and display capabilities. Mini LED backlights, Mini LED RGB and Micro LED also appear on the stage to meet various requirements of products targeting different applications. Mini LED backlights, which have been officially introduced into the market in 2H18, will be facing off OLEDs soon and become a new opportunity in the panel industry, according to LEDinside’s 2019 Mini LED and HDR High-Class Display Market Report. EPISTA...
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2019-08-12

[Exclusive] Laser Components 2.5 ns QuickSwitch PLD Provides High Resolution Solutions for LiDAR Market

Laser Components, a company providing optoelectronics components and laser diode for next generation LiDAR, announced cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. LEDinside was honored to have an exclusive interview with Winfried Reeb, Head of Business Unit Active Components, to share the advanced technology of QuickSwitch Pulsed Laser Diode (PLD) ushers in a new era of 3D imaging market to meet high resolutions requirements for automotive and industrial applications. Laser Components was founded 1982 in Germany as a ...
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2019-08-12

WELLMAX Guarantees Reliability and Efficiency of “Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight

LED products have been popularized globally in various fields along with the rapid progress of technology at each end of the industrial chain. Although being popular, there are still problems of LED products to be solved. Through hundreds of professional oversea buyers, WELLMAX learnt that the quality problem is the most important one, meeting the demand for high-end product on the market. Shanghai WELLMAX Lighting (WELLMAX), the LED Bulb Expert, developed a unique LED downlight panel. The product has achieved great success since its debut because o...
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2019-07-29

The “Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight Better Illustrates WELLMAX's Value of Caring People’s Needs

Since the launch of “Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight on 2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), this subversive product has aroused great response in the industry. Many customers have posted their opinions online that they not only marvel at the high performance of this series, but also express strong interest in the stories about the originality of this product. With this strong desire, we conducted an interview with Peter Xu, Manager of Technical Department of WELLMAX, to learn the detailed R&D story of the Sunflower. (P...
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2019-07-24

[Exclusive] Sense Photonics Flash LiDAR Targets Autonomous Vehicles and Industrial Robotics Markets

Sense Photonics, a company building the next generation LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, industrial equipment and other applications, announced a close of a US$26 million Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Acadia Woods Partners and Congruent Ventures, with participation from a number of other investors, including Prelude Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Shell Ventures. LEDinside was honored to have a conversation with Scott Burroughs, CEO of Sense Photonics, to understand how the company’s solid-state LiDAR system us...
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2019-07-22

[Exclusive] ASM Pacific Technology Provides Automatic Solutions to Aid in the Development of Micro LED Technology

Throughout the development of Micro LED, the next generation display technology, cross-industry integration has always been a key. Worldwide chip vendors, panel manufacturers, process technology providers and systems suppliers and others invariably sought collaboration with each other to fully leverage their technological strengths and accelerate their way along the roadmap of Micro LED technology. Among them, equipment solution providers are no doubt the unifiers of processes and technology in each stage along the chain, from upstream chip manufacturing all the way down. If c...
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2019-07-19

[Exclusive] glō Supports Micro LED Solutions to Accelerate Commercial Products

Micro LED technology moved steps forwards since 2019 with worldwide companies showcasing their Micro LED products at big trade shows. LEDinside has noted in “2019 Micro LED Next Generation Display Key Technology Report” that featured with high brightness, high contrast, high response time and power saving, Micro LED technology would suppress other display technology such as LCD and OLED. A wider range of applications including watches, mobile phones, automotive displays, AR/VR devices, monitors, TVs and large displays can also develop toward...
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2019-07-11

Osram Introduces Automotive LED Lighting Innovation following Autonomous Driving Technology

The evolution of automobile including changes in energy source and improvement of driving technology is also bringing advances in automotive lighting. The leading photonic technology provider Osram has continued to accelerate its development in automotive lighting and other innovative automotive technologies. Mike Godwin, OSRAM’s Director of Automotive LED Marketing, shared his insight of how automotive LED lighting has improved with the progress of autonomous vehicles. (Mike Godwin, OSRAM’s Director of Automotive LED Marketing. Image: Osr...
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2019-07-08

GILE 2019: Everlight Focuses on Mini LED Automotive Displays and Wearables while Continuously Develops UV and IR LED Products

Everlight, Taiwan’s leading LED packager, showcased a variety of LED applications at GILE 2019, including Mini LED display modules, fine-pitch display, automotive LED products, UV LEDs, IR LEDs, horticulture lighting and more. It even showcased for the very first time lighting products of WOFI, its German subsidiary, which stood out from the rest with designs rich with lines and curves, catching the eyes of many visitors. LEDinside had the chance to hold interviews with P.Y. Liu, Board of Director and Chief Consultant of Everlight, and E...
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2019-06-25

Veeco Instruments Unveils the Keys of VCSEL Development and Current Market Trends

VCSEL applications including distance sensing, autofocus, 3D sensing and more have been increasing in recent year with rising demands of facial recognition technology in smartphones as well as ADAS technologies in driverless vehicles. To strengthen VCSEL development, not only chip producers but also equipment providers are improving their techniques to offer advanced technologies to achieve next generation applications. Veeco Instrument, the US-based semiconductor equipment manufacturer, is working on optimizing their MOCVD tools to leverage their technology, help...
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2019-06-24

GILE 2019: Powered by MEAN WELL Brings High Quality Power to the Global Market

As LED technology matures, applications abound and burst upon the GILE scene. Apart from common lighting products, smart lighting and horticulture lighting also formed the focus of display for many suppliers. But behind the shines and shimmers of all those LED applications lay concealed a quiet but vital component: LED drivers. Taiwanese power supplier MEAN WELL may very well be the great demiurge of LED drivers, reaching worldwide fame with its brand and standard products and remaining at the vanguard of the turbulent and tumultuous LED industry. At GI...
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2019-06-20

Fluidic Assembly Technology by eLux Enables Low Cost Production of Full Color Micro LED Displays

The Foxconn Group has continued to accelerate Micro LED development by several subsidiaries including eLux, Inc. LEDinside had an opportunity to visit eLux and learn about the current progress of the Micro LED technology development. Before joining the Foxconn Group, Jong-Jan Lee (J.J. Lee), CEO of eLux and Paul Schuele, CTO of eLux, have both worked at Sharp Laboratories of America and established eLux to develop Micro LED technology. After being acquired by Foxconn, eLux has cooperated with other companies under the Foxconn Group and achieve...
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2019-05-29

【TILS 2019】Rooted in Taiwan and Aim for the World —MEAN WELL Supports Multiple LED Lighting Applications

The 2019 Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) rounded off in the beginning of May. The show demonstrated that LED technology has delved deep into general lighting, and major LED lighting manufacturers have expanded to multiple niche applications. However, regardless of the changes and upgrades in applications, LED driver is always the core element of lighting and the heart of electronic application. As LED lighting moves towards differentiation and niche development, how will LED driver, the star behind the scenes, play to its strengths and keep up with th...
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2019-05-22

[LFI 2019] FSP Pioneers Horticultural and Smart Lighting Products

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2019 officially kicked off in Philadelphia on May 21st, 2019. At the event, the FSP Group from Taiwan will showcase its high-power horticultural lighting and IoT-enabled smart lighting products. With the help of these products, FSP is poised to create a new niche sector for the maturing LED lighting industry. Foraying into the cash crop markets with high efficiency power supplies The applications of LED lighting in horticulture have become more and more popular in recent years, thanks to its adjustable illumination effe...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE