Nichia Announces its Lighting Technologies for Medical and Automotive Uses

Nichia, the leading LED Company based in Japan, held a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan and shared its state-of-the-art lighting technologies in automotive, medical, and horticultural applications.

(Chun Chia Tai, Chairman and President of Nichia’s Shanghai and Taiwan Offices; Image: Nichia)

Chun Chia Tai, Chairman and President of Nichia’s Shanghai and Taiwan Offices, said, “Nichia always thinks out of the box and keeps working on innovative products, horticulture lighting and ultra-high color rendering white LED are some of the spotlight products the company has been developing.” Research and development has always been the main focus of Nichia. Honored with the prize of 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators, Nichia will commit more to technology development and innovation to create market leading products with patents. The company also revealed its plan to establish a new company in China for providing integrated solutions for clients including assembly, IC design, and optical lens development.

(Takashi Sakamoto, Principal Technical Officer of Optoelectronics Products at Nichia; Image: Nichia)

Takashi Sakamoto, Principal Technical Officer of Optoelectronics Products at Nichia, introduced three cutting-edge technologies of the company and their current updates and applications. For backlighting, the company developed the new LCD backlight product “Nichia Thin Side View (NTSV)” for mobile application to compete with OLED.

Nichia developed the ultra-high color rendering white LED “Optisolis” whose its spectrum is very similar to sunlight. Optisolis applies Nichias blue LED chips and the phosphor technology which helps to reduce light damage on objects and enhance eye comfort. Currently the company has built relationships with medical care institutions and will be shipping small amounts to clients in Europe and the U.S. The technology can also be applied to horticulture lighting as Nichia has set up a plant factory in Shanghai.

Automotive lighting LEDs is also one main focus for Nichia. In 2018, Nichia has released headlight LEDs with high technology such as Adaptive Driving beam LED and Daytime Running Light LED. The company is keen to develop high functioning LEDs for headlights with sensors and other applications. Sakamoto showcased the new “GigaWhite” LED which is extremely small and can be easily applied in headlight module to fit different designs. According to the company, the product is scheduled to enter the market by 2019.

Laser Diode (LD) is another key product for Nichia to create high revenue. The company is constructing a new factory in Japan for LD production implementing in headlight, endoscope and projector and plans to double the capacity of LD by 2020.

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