2021-03-19

Miniaturising Red MicroLEDs

Porosification of InGaN provides a foundation for brighter red microLEDs Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), claim to have provided the first demonstration of InGaN-based red microLEDs with dimensions below 10 μm. Their work includes a measurement of the on-wafer external quantum efficiency (EQE) - a value of 0.2 percent. The team's miniaturised microLED will help the development of displays based on these devices and green and blue cousins. Screens formed from a vast number of tiny LEDs promise to deliver greater...
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2021-03-16

NICHIA’s advanced phosphor technology LEDs deliver industry’s highest joint-boost in color rendering and efficacy

H6 LED series raises the bar in lighting quality and overall effectiveness in discerning environments Tokushima, Japan – 15 March 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its H6 series. Implemented into NICHIA’s 3030 mid-power 757 package to start, the new family of LEDs delivers the highest multi-level boost in color rendition and efficacy whilst maintaining the outstanding lifetime expected from NICHIA. Indeed, the H6 series delivers a color rendering ind...
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2021-03-15

Hamamatsu Photonics Has Developed A System For High-speed Inspection Of Micro-leds On Wafers To Detect Abnormalities In Their External Appearance, Intensity And Wavelength Of Their Light Emissions

Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a system for high-speed inspection of micro-LEDs on wafers to detect abnormalities in their external appearance, intensity and wavelength of their light emissions. This inspection system utilizes a photoluminescence (PL) measurement technique* that is based on our advanced image processing technology and a newly developed imaging module with our unique optical design technology. We call this micro-LED PL inspection system the ‘MiNYTM PL’, type number C15740-01. The MiNYTM PL makes fast pass/fail decisions when ins...
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2021-03-15

Compound Photonics Partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Manufacture World’s First Monolithic Microdisplay for Real-Time AR

Compound Photonics partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to manufacture IntelliPix™ microdisplay technology platform, which provides backplane design options to enable microLED or Liquid Crystal on Silicon. (Image Source: CP Display) Chandler, Ariz., and Santa Clara, Calif., March 10, 2021 – Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP, also known as CP Display), a leader in microdisplay solutions for Augmented/Mixed Reality (AR/MR), and GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®), the world’s leading specialty foundry, today an...
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2021-03-12

Osram invests in UV LED specialist Bolb Inc.

- Osram acquires around 20 percent of US company Bolb Inc. via its venture capital arm Fluxunit - Strategic investment is an important building block for the development of cutting-edge UV-C LED products - Special lighting technology enables disinfection of water, surfaces and air With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light. The future cooperation between the two companies in the field of research will accelerate the industriali...
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2021-03-10

Solar Therapeutics Drives Sustainability Efforts with Fluence LEDs, Secures More than $1 Million in Rebates

With LED technology, America’s only energy-independent cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary decreases operating costs, invests in resource-efficient technologies Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, and Solar Therapeutics (Solar), America’s only energy-independent cannabis dispensary, announced today that the companies’ collaborative LED implementation yielded more than $1 million in total rebates from National Grid, Solar’s l...
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2021-03-09

Hamamatsu Develops Rapid Micro-LED Inspection Tool

MiNY PL tool detects abnormalities in external appearance, intensity and wavelength of micro-LED light emissions Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a system for high-speed inspection of micro-LEDs on wafers. Called the MiNY PL, the tool is designed to detect abnormalities in the LED's external appearance, intensity and wavelength of their light emissions. This inspection system uses a photoluminescence (PL) measurement technique that is based on the company's image processing technology and a newly developed imaging module. According to the company,...
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2021-03-09

CEA-Leti Envisions Widespread Use of LiDAR Systems Based on Integrated Optical Phased Arrays (OPAs)

©metamorworks - Fotolia.com OPAs with Solid-State Beam Steering Can Reduce the Cost and Size of LiDAR Systems & Improve Performance; Results Reported at Photonics West 2021 GRENOBLE, France – March 8, 2021 – Taking a critical step toward developing LiDAR systems for widespread commercial applications, CEA-Leti has developed genetic algorithms to calibrate high-channel-count optical phased arrays (OPAs), as well as an advanced measurement setup enabling wafer-scale OPA characterization. OPAs are an emerging technol...
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2021-03-08

Klaran™ High-Performance UVC LEDs for Disinfection Adopted in Daikin Air Purifier

Asahi Kasei announces that the UV Streamer Air Purifier scheduled to be launched in Japan by Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Daikin) on April 26, 2021, will be equipped with Klaran™ high-performance UVC LEDs for disinfection by Crystal IS, Inc. (CIS), an Asahi Kasei company. About Klaran™ UVC LEDs Made using the Asahi Kasei Group’s leading single-crystal aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates and thin-film crystal growth technologies, Klaran™ achieves the highest output in the 260–270 nm wavelength range, which is most effec...
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2021-03-05

MicroLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI raised 7.1 million Euro

Belgium-based microLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI announced that it has raised 7 million Euro from FPIM and KBC Focus Fund. The funds will enable the company to transition from the pilot line technology development to product design and subsequently to the manufacturing phase. MICLEDI reveals that its next steps will be to demonstrate its native-RGB microLED display on 300 mm wafers, prepare its technology IP for transfer to a foundry partner for manufacturing and launch its product development phase. Last year MICLEDI raised 4.5 millio...
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2021-03-04

Micro LEDs for medical applications: ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si epiwafers are used for in-vivo brain/machine interface by Toyohashi University

Toyohashi, Japan and Dresden, Germany – 3rd March 2021 – The team of Prof. Sekiguchi of Toyohashi University of Technology and ALLOS Semiconductors have engaged to realize high efficiency nitride-based micro LED chips for novel in-vivo neutral application. Since their evolution in the 1990s, nitride LEDs have made inroads into our daily lives, saving energy and enabling many new applications. They are known for their ubiquitous use in numerous illumination applications and the emerging micro LEDs are famous in particular for use in super large TVs...
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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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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