2021-02-24

Samsung to apply RGB one chip tech to MicroLED TV to lower price

New tech to reduce production steps that will lower cost Image: Samsung Samsung Electronics is planning to reduce the production steps in its MicroLED TV production to lower their prices, TheElec has learned. The company will apply RGB(red, green and blue) one chip transfer technology during production. Samsung currently transfer R, G and B chips separately. Instead, they will implement RGB into one chip. This increases the chips size, making transfer of them on to the printed circuit board relatively easier. This also reduces the time it takes to tra...
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2021-02-22

Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, Key Step in Car Plan

  Apple Inc. is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is in active talks with a number of potential suppliers for these laser-based sensors that allow a car’s computer to “see” its surroundings, said the people, who asked not to be identified due to the private nature of the discussions. The company has been working on a driverless vehicle project for s...
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2021-02-22

Apple wins a patent for advanced monitors based on a new Micro-LED Chiplet Architecture

Last May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that Apple has made a Massive investment in a new Plant in Taiwan to make Next-Gen LED based Displays." The report claimed that Apple would be investing over US$300 million on a new display plant to produce both mini and micro-LED displays. Then last September Apple won a micro-LED patent relating to a display for a future fitness band. This was followed by a published patent application last October covering a micro-LED display that incorporated solar cells. Last week Apple was g...
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2021-02-17

Great Northern Hydroponics Projects CA$150,000 in Annual Savings After Fluence LED Implementation

Leading tomato grower in Canada sees significant cost savings with LED technology and heavier fruit weights that drive increased yields AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 9, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial food and cannabis production, and Great Northern Hydroponics, an Ontario, Canada-based greenhouse growing more than 10 varieties of tomatoes, announced today that the companies’ collaborative LED implementation is projected to save an estimated 150,000 Canadian dollars in an...
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2021-02-17

Signify’s LED lighting helps The Kingfish Company to accelerate eco-friendly fish growth

Improves energy efficiency, optimizes feed conversion and reduces costs Allows Kingfish to exceed system design output by as much as 30% Promotes consistent growth of land-grown Yellowtail fish and helps to reduce stress in fish Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, supplied Kingfish Company with Philips Aquaculture photoperiodic LED lighting products to optimize fish growth and feed conversion at the world’s first sustainable land-grown aquaculture facility for Yellowtail fish. The lights prov...
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2021-02-08

SETi and Seoul Viosys Develop Portable “Photon Stand” Surface Disinfection Unit That Kills Viruses in 10 Minutes

ANSAN, South Korea (February 5, 2021) – Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”) and Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), the leading global providers of UV LED technology and subsidiaries of Seoul Semiconductor, announced the development of a portable surface disinfection unit, the “Photon Stand,” as a new Violeds UV-C LED technology application. Designed to disinfect COVID-19 occurrence areas, such as hospital rooms contaminated by infectious patients, or other locations, such as schools and children’s day-car...
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2021-02-04

Panasonic debuts next-gen head-up display at CES 2021

► Revealed at digital-only 2021 CES show ► Uses AR and AI ► And it's 4K Electronics company Panasonic has used the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show to display a futuristic augmented reality head-up display (HUD). Designed to build upon systems found in cars today, the augmented reality HUD uses artificial intelligence to detect and highlight potential hazards involving pedestrians, cyclists, bridges or other vehicles. The Panasonic Automotive arm of the technology firm says that with the advent of autonomous driving comes a reduced driver focus on i...
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2021-02-04

Kulicke & Soffa Further Extends Mini and Micro LED Technology Through Strategic Acquisition of Uniqarta

SINGAPORE, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa," "K&S" or the "Company") announced today it has acquired a 100% equity stake in Uniqarta, Inc ("Uniqarta"), a technology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This strategic acquisition includes Uniqarta's patent portfolio and other intellectual property rights. Prior to closing the acquisition in the Company's fiscal second quarter, Kulicke & Soffa worked extensi...
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2021-02-03

Seoul Viosys Reports Fiscal Year 2020 Revenues and Operating Profit Results

The FY 2020 revenues and operating profit grew 23% and 166% respectively Seoul Viosys expects 38% to 50% YoY growth for the first quarter 2021, signaling a big leap year   ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced financial results for the 2020 fiscal year with revenues of KRW 431.3 billion and operating profit of KRW 27.2 billion (operating margin of 6.3%) on a consolidated basis. This growth in revenues comes despite of global ...
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2021-02-01

VueReal Adopts ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT) Solution to Bring to Market Mass Transfer Cartridge Technology That Enables Low-Cost MicroLED Display Applications

WATERLOO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 28, 2021 / MicroLED offers a superior viewing experience versus existing display technologies such as conventional LCD and OLEDs. End market applications like smartwatches, VR/AR micro displays, automotive infotainment displays, TV screens and mobile phone displays are assembled by precisely placing millions of Micro LEDs together. The challenge has been efficiency and yield rates in the manufacturing process. In a significant development, VueReal and ASM Pacific Technologies (ASMPT) have agree...
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2021-01-28

Seoul Viosys Begins Mass Production of 25Gbps VCSELs for 5G Communication Applications

With the launch of 25Gbps VCSELs, Seoul Viosys is targeting the $1.1B VCSEL market including 5G and data communication application market Seoul Viosys is fully equipped for mass production of VCSELs, with initial approval to supply three major customers Mass production of VCSELs for sensor applications is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2021   ANSAN, South Korea (January 28, 2021) – Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a leading compound semiconductor provider, announced that for the first time in Korea, Seoul Vi...
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2021-01-27

Nichia’s Latest UV-C LED Disinfection Efficacy Proven to Combat Viruses

Independent research confirms NICHIA’s 280 nm deep UV LEDs can eliminate up to 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 Tokushima, Japan – 26 January 2021: NICHIA, a leading global LED manufacturer, further demonstrates its commitment to innovation and improvements to global well-being with the public launch of its newest deep UV LED, the NCSU334B. At a peak wavelength of 280 nm, NICHIA’s deep UV LED outperforms other commercially available UV-C LED’s, regardless of wavelength, in output, efficiency and lifetime. At the same ...
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2021-01-25

NICHIA Reveals Dual Function LED for General Illumination and Bacteria Disinfection

Tokushima, Japan – 25 January 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED Manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces a new dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With the continued surge of COVID-19 and the global impact across the globe, there is a heightened awareness to cleanliness in all aspects of life. While this certainly applies to viruses, it also applies to various types of bacteria present in our daily living environments...
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2021-01-22

LG Combines Bed with Transparent OLED to Realize Unparalleled Viewing Experience

After the release of transparent OLED, LG Display has expanded this product to everyday applications. At CES 2021, LGD showcased Smart Bed with the combination of bed and transparent OLED. By pushing a button, the screen comes up from the foot of the bed in order to achieve unparalleled viewing experience. According to LGD, transparent OLED does not need backlight source. It can use its advantage of self-emitting, and the transparency can increase to 40%. Yet, the transparency of transparent LCD is only 10%. Thus, like glass, transparent OLED can ...
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2021-01-19

Lumentum Holdings in advanced talks to buy Coherent Inc: WSJ

Cash-and-stock deal could come together as soon as this week, report says Lumentum Holdings Inc. is in advanced talks to buy laser maker Coherent Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would combine two companies whose products are used in everything from laser eye surgery to semiconductor manufacturing.   Ticker Security Last Change Change % LITE LUMENTUM HOLDINGS 106.32 +0.08 +0.08% COHR COHERENT...
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2021-01-15

World’s First Solid-State Broadband UV Research Device Coming – a Collaboration by AquiSense Technologies and NS Nanotech

AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED disinfection technology, is excited to partner with NS Nanotech on the development of the first solid-state broadband UV research device. The device will be powered by the world’s first UV lamp that is solid-state and emits wavelengths from 200 nm to 400 nm, developed by NS Nanotech. This device is critical for today’s important research into key disinfection wavelengths such as, 220nm (Far UV-C), 254-280nm (UV-C) and 290-400nm (UV-A and -B). The collaboration between AquiSense Technol...
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2021-01-15

Ushio Achieves World Record for 850 nm Single-Chip Output Power with 19 W Narrow Angle IR LED Package

Featuring approximately five times more power per package than conventional products to enable the downsizing of irradiation equipment and cost reduction Ushio Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Koji Naito, hereinafter “Ushio”) will release the SMBB850DS-1200 series 850 nm infrared LED package in February 2021. Intended for imaging and analysis under infrared (IR) illumination using surveillance cameras, ANPR1, and other similar devices, this product has achieved both the highest power output in the world2 (19 W3) and narrow-angle irradi...
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2021-01-12

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2021 — Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies. Sense Silicon, a backside illuminated CMOS SPAD device with more than 140,000 pixels, is designed to work seamlessly with the Sense Illuminator, a distributed 940nm laser array of more than 15,000 VCSELs. Together, they are the core buildi...
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2021-01-11

Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys Introduce Four Application Solutions Applied the World’s First LED Technologies at CES 2021

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890) and Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), the leading global compound semiconductor providers, announced that they participate in the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show ‘All Digital CES 2021’ from January 11 to 14 (EST), and introduce four application solutions with the world’s first LED technologies. Under the theme of ‘Light Everywhere’ and the concept of ‘Light for every moment’, Seoul Semiconduc...
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2021-01-08

Germ killer to go: Osram announces the fight against viruses and bacteria with portable UV-C air purifiers

Stopping the spread of germs and viruses has become more important in the current pandemic-ridden world. UV-C light - the effect of which has been known for over a century - has been proven to be a key to clean air indoors. The invisible, ultraviolet light destroys viruses and bacteria with a reliability of 99.9 percent. Osram now brings the proven UV-C technology with two flexible products to mobile applications. "Osram has decades of experience in sterilization and disinfection using UV-C light," says Dr. Wilhelm Nehring, CEO of the Business Unit Digital at ...
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2021-01-07

Samsung Electronics Debuts 2021 Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV Lines, Highlighting Commitment to Sustainable and Accessible Future

Samsung Electronics unveiled today its 2021 portfolio of Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV displays during its first-ever virtual First Look event ahead of CES 2021. The new line underscores Samsung’s commitment to accessibility, sustainability, and innovation with new advancements that help redefine the role of television in consumer homes. “During the past year, we have witnessed the pivotal role technology played in helping us carry on with our lives and stay connected with each other,” said JH Han, President of Visual Display Bu...
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2021-01-07

Sony Introduces Two New “Crystal LED” Modular Direct View Display Systems

C- and B-Series MicroLED Options Provide Overwhelming Immersivity, Powerful Processor “X1™ for Crystal LED” and Flexible Installation for a Wide Range of Customers and Applications Sony Electronics, a leader with a longstanding history in consumer and professional display technology, has unveiled the latest innovation in premium direct view LED – the modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch ...
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2021-01-07

Ennostar Inc. Officially Established and Listed Today

Ennostar Incorporation (hereinafter referred to as "Ennostar"), a joint venture between Epistar Corporation (former stock code 2448, hereinafter referred to as "Epistar") and Lextar Electronics (former stock code 3698, hereinafter referred to as "Lextar") through share swap, is formally established today (January 6, 2021) and listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with the stock code 3714. The company strives to be the best transnational investment platform of the compound semiconductor industry. Focusing on the rapid development of mini/micro L...
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2021-01-06

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

San Francisco, CA -- January 6, 2021- Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies. Sense Silicon, a backside illuminated CMOS SPAD device with more than 140,000 pixels, is designed to work seamlessly with the Sense Illuminator, a distributed 940nm laser array of more than 15,000 VCSELs. Together, they are the core bu...
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2020-12-30

Samsung Starts Accepting Pre-orders For 110-inch MicroLED TV in Korea

Samsung has announced that it will start accepting pre-orders for its premium TV in South Korea. Those who pre-order the 110-inch MicroLED TV will get access to various benefits. Pre-orders for the MicroLED TV will start today (December 30, 2020) and continue until January 29, 2021. Samsung has created an entirely new process to offer consultation to the buyer right from pre-order to the installation of the new TV. The company will send a limousine when customers visit a special consulting store. Moreover, a dedicated team will install the MicroLED TV at the...
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2020-12-24

YesHealth Group and Nordic Harvest Complete First Phase of Construction on Europe’s Largest Vertical Farm

YesHealth Group and Nordic Harvest complete first phase of construction on Europe's largest vertical farm. The new vertical farm stands 14-stories high in a 7000 sq. meter facility at Copenhagen Markets, on the outskirts of Denmark’s capital. (Photo: Business Wire) COPENHAGEN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new Nordic Harvest vertical farm stands 14-stories high in a 7000 sq. meter facility at Copenhagen Markets, on the outskirts of Denmark’s capital. It will be Europe’s largest and most efficient indoor vertical farm, featuring Yes...
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2020-12-24

Smarter Lighting, Better Driving: Gran Canaria Installs Signify’s Interact City On Main Highway

The combination of Philips DigiStreet luminaires and Interact provides an energy saving of 80% Minimizes light pollution with the 2700K color temperature fully in compliance with local regulations on preserving night sky without compromising road safety and driving experience Zhaga connectors make the highway ready for the future, enabling sensing capabilities for monitoring environmental conditions such as motion, tilt, vibration, and noise   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is transforming G...
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2020-12-23

Nichia Corporation establishes the Tokushima International Science Institute

Aiming for research in advanced scientific fields, human resource development, and international and regional contributions Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”), in collaboration with Tokushima University, will establish the Tokushima International Science Institute (a collaborative research center) on the university’s premises in January 2021. The institute’s aims are conducting research in advanced scientific fields, developing human resources as well as contributing to the international and regional communities, and will commence the following activities...
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2020-12-23

Signify And Honeywell Team Up To Deploy Integrated Lighting Solutions To Improve Occupant Experience

Honeywell adds Signify’s lighting systems and software to its Healthy Buildings solutions to improve occupant experience, productivity and wellbeing Includes Signify’s UV-C disinfection lighting, connected lighting, human-centric lighting and occupancy, space and environmental monitoring Integrating smart LED lighting solutions with building management systems can help buildings improve energy consumption   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a ...
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2020-12-17

EpiWorld qualifies AIXTRON G5 WW C system for SiC production ramp-up

AIXTRON's new SiC platform meets stringent production qualification specifications / EpiWorld build up epitaxial structures for SiC power devices Herzogenrath/Germany, December 16, 2020 – Epiworld International Co., Ltd. has qualified AIXTRON’s new SiC platform AIX G5 WW C system for high volume manufacturing of SiC Epitaxy products at its new production side in Xiamen. The Vapor Phase Epitaxy (VPE) tool of AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor indus...
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Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and charact... READ MORE

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE