2020-01-08

Infineon Presents the World’s Smallest 3D Image Sensor for Mobile Devices at CES 2020

Infineon Technologies has collaborated with software and 3D Time of Flight (ToF) system specialist pmdtechnologies to develop the world’s smallest 3D image sensor, and is presenting it at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The new REAL3™ single-chip solution measures 4.4 x 5.1 mm, allowing it to be incorporated into small size devices to provide high resolution data with low power consumption. (Image: Infineon) “With the fifth generation of our REAL3™ chip we are once again demonstrating our leading position in the field of 3D sensors,” sa...
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2020-01-06

Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys Showcase Micro LED Enabling 4K TV from 42 to 220-inch at CES 2020

Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys announced that they are introducing the new concept display, ‘Micro Clean LED’ at CES 2020. The new concept of Micro Clean LED, which Seoul Viosys developed, is the technology that realizes 4K resolution TV sizes from 42 inch to 220 inch with 1 RGB LED per pixel and is ready for mass production. The Micro Clean LED solutions for a smart watch display also will be demonstrated at CES 2020. (Image: Seoul Semicondutor) Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys leverage their expertise in developing...
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2020-01-06

Samsung Unveils Expanded TV Series with Micro LED, Bezel-less and Vertical Design at First Look before CES 2020

At Samsung’s First Look event hold right before CES 2020, the Korean once again created new viewing experiences for the audience with its novel TV lineups including Micro LED TV, bezel-less TV and a new two ways TV which provides both horizontal and vertical orientations, all featuring 8K AI upscaling capabilities. Jong-hee Han, President of Visual Displays at Samsung Electronics. “As part of our vision of ‘Screens Everywhere,’ we’re thrilled to deliver a more vivid and connected at-home viewing experience by incorporating AI...
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2020-01-06

ASUS and Lenovo Launch Mini LED Backlit Monitors

Mini LED backlight technology officially enters the phase of commercialization with end products releasing one after another. ASUS and Lenovo announced the launch of their Mini LED backlit monitors with 4K resolution respectively, marking a new era of Mini LED technology. (Image: ASUS) ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) revealed a new Mini LED technology based gaming monitor, the ROG Swift PG32UQX, featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE technology. The 32-inch gaming display adopts Mini LED backlight technology with 1152 individ...
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2020-01-03

Osram to Showcase Advanced Automotive Applications with Rinspeed at CES 2020

Osram is joining CES 2020 as the high-tech photonics expert to introduce its groundbreaking products and solutions focusing on the potential of visible and invisible light. The company also reported that it will supply lighting solutions for MetroSnap, a concept vehicle from Rinspeed. Osram will showcase its innovative technology for LED projection, biomonitoring, biometrics, LiDAR and interior/exterior automotive lighting to improve the lives of consumers in the four key areas of Mobility, Safety & Security, Connection, and Health & Well-Being. One such...
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2020-01-03

AEye Partners Tata Elxsi to Introduce Integrated RoboTaxi System

Artificial perception pioneer AEye and Tata Elxsi announced the completion of RoboTaxi, Tata Elxsi’s in-house concept demonstrator vehicle developed using AEye’s iDAR™ platform and Tata Elxsi’s autonomous stack. Tata Elxsi’s RoboTaxi, built on top of its software middleware platform Autonomai, with deep learning and AI capabilities, was used to conceptualize the RoboTaxi feature. The feature allows the user to travel in a RoboTaxi from their current location to the user’s selected destination with the press of a button on the...
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2020-01-03

Jungo to Collaborate with LG Innotek to Improve Sensing Technology for Automotive Applications

Israeli software company, Jungo Connectivity, announced its collaboration with LG Innotek which aims to integrate and optimize Jungo's Driver Monitoring System (DMS) and In-Cabin Monitoring (ICM) AI software with LG Innotek's in-cabin sensors. This collaboration enables automotive OEM and Tier1 suppliers to quickly add DMS and ICM functionality into vehicles, combining Jungo Connectivity’s expertise in DMS and ICM software and LG Innotek’s advanced sensors. (Image: LG Innotek) LG Innotek commended, &quo...
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2020-01-02

California Applies Energy Efficient Light Bulb Standard Trump Rolls Back

Since January 1, 2020, California’s updated light bulb efficiency standards has taken effect, following the federal court’s rule on December 31, 2019. The court’s denial of a request for a temporary restraining order means California can proceed with stopping the sale of energy-wasting incandescent bulbs designed to fill 260 million sockets in the state, a move that will cut utility bills while combating climate pollution. (Image: Pixabay) The National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the American Lighting Association had urged the U.S. Dist...
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2020-01-02

Velodyne to Introduce Advanced LiDAR Technology at CES 2020

Velodyne Lidar announced that it will introduce and demonstrate its new LiDAR sensor technology at CES 2020, taking place in the Las Vegas Convention Center during January 7 to 10. Velodyne will demonstrate how its LiDAR sensors and Vella™ software can be applied to create ADAS solutions with improved safety, including pedestrian and bicyclist avoidance, lane keeping assist, automatic braking and more. Employing LiDAR, along with a few inexpensive cameras for redundancy, is a revolutionary approach to safety, allowing vehicles to detect and avoid objects...
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2019-12-30

New Research on Large-area and Flexible Near-infrared LED by NUS

Researchers at National University of Singapore (NUS) developed highly efficient, large-area and flexible near-infrared LEDs for new wearable device technologies. A research team led by Prof TAN Zhi Kuang from the Department of Chemistry and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS has developed high-efficiency near-infrared LEDs which can cover an area of 900 mm2 using low-cost solution-processing methods. The result was published on Nature Photonics on December 2, 2019. According to the research, the flexible near-infrared ...
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2019-12-27

Micro LED Commercialization Pushed by Supply Chain Integration

Micro LED is expected to bring a revolution to display technology with its high brightness, long lifetime, refined performance and low power consumption. However, its miniaturized size and the massive amount of chips bring challenges for mass production. In order to overcome the bottlenecks of Micro LED technology, the integration within the supply chain is critical. Over the past two years, we have seen partnerships built in the industry for speeding up Micro LED research and development. Equipment makers, Micro LED technology developers as well as display producers h...
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2019-12-27

LG to Introduce Indoor Gardening Appliance at CES 2020

LG Electronics said it will unveil an indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020, its first foray into the booming indoor gardening movement. The refrigerator-look indoor gardening appliance adopts LED lighting, temperature and water control, all-in-one seed packages and a growth-monitoring app to help users cultivate nutrient-rich and flavorful greens inside their own homes. Utilizing flexible modules, the appliance replicates optimal outdoor conditions by precisely matching the temperature inside the insulated cabinet with the time of day. LED lights, forced air circulation, a...
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2019-12-25

UK Research Center Selects Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions for Retrofit of Controlled Environment Plant Growth Chambers

Heliospectra announces a new order from Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, United Kingdom. Heliospectra will replace antiquated metal halide lighting with new MITRA modular LED grow lights and controllable spectra DYNA LED solutions. One of the world’s oldest agricultural research institutions, Rothamsted Research works with a wide array of food and cereal crops in both glasshouses and walk-in plant growth chambers. The new Heliospectra LED solutions offer ease of installation for the large scale retrofit of existing chambers and significant reduction in...
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2019-12-25

Innovative UV LED Applications Launched in 2019

UV LED as a division of LED technology is still at its initial stage and has a great market potential with a wide range of applications, attracting more and more global companies to join the business. According to “2019 Deep UV LED Application Market- Sterilization, Purification, and Water Treatment Markets” by LEDinside, UV LED manufacturers’ revenue grow stably with growing momentum coming from applications in surface and air disinfection, static and flowing water disinfection. In the past year, we have seen some innovative application...
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2019-12-24

Season's Greetings from Trendforce/LEDinside

At the joyful time of the year, LEDinside of Trendforce would like to send our greetings to all readers around the world.  We are glad to share the latest trends and insights of the industry and hope to continue updating the on-going technology developments and applications of LED.  We wish you a happy holiday season and a new year filled with good fortune.   ...
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2019-12-24

LiFi Technology at CES 2020 with CEA-Leti and SLD

Transmitting data with light is not a new idea but it is getting more materialized with improving technologies. At the coming CES 2020, SLD Laser and CEA-Leti are presenting their development in LiFi applications. SLD Laser, a visible laser light sources expert, has announced high-resolution sensing and ultra-high speed LiFi communication technologies for automotive and consumer applications. The company will demonstrate these innovations at CES 2020. SLD has developed LaserLight LiFi communication technology that delivers high-speed data rates of over 2...
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2019-12-24

NEMA Publishes New Standard for LED Lamps; Lighting Europe Announces Guidelines for EU’s New Lighting Products Regulation

With new technology and products emerging in the market, public sectors and associations continue to update regulations and standards, helping manufacturers and consumers to better understand the current specifications of different products. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a new standard “American National Standard for Electric Lamps— Performance Specifications for Direct Replacement LED Lamps,” describing the electrical, mechanical, and photometric characteristics of LED lamps that are direct replacements for ...
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2019-12-24

Five Micro LED Highlights You Can’t Miss in 2019

The year of 2019 was a fruitful year for Micro LED as the technology entering a more mature stage with increasing global manufacturers announcing their progresses and updates in Micro LED applications. LEDinside pointed out in its “2019 Micro LED Next Generation Display Key Technology Report,” that with outstanding performance in brightness, contrast, response time and energy saving, Micro LED technology might out beat LCD and OLED and be adopted in wearable applications, automotive displays, AR/VR and large displays. In the past year, ...
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2019-12-23

Light Pollution Suppresses Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals, Says Research

Researchers from Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin synchronizes the day-night-rhythm in animals and humans. It adjusts the circadian clocks of cells, tissues and organs, and regulates other seasonal processes like reproduction. In vertebrates, differences in light levels are detected by photoreceptors for examp...
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2019-12-23

Pioneer to Mass Produce Its New 3D LiDAR Sensor in 2020

Pioneer and its subsidiary, Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations (PSSI), announced their development of a mass-production 3D LiDAR sensor in a compact size and improved performance with an extended measurement distance and more. The new LiDAR sensor is expected to be equipped in level 3 and above autonomous driving vehicles and will be released in 1H20 and enter full scale production in the second half of 2020. Pioneer and PSSI have been providing various companies with verification models from 2017 to 2018, and continued verifying performance through demonstration...
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2019-12-20

Autonomous Driving Technology and Smart City Solutions to Materialize the Future at CES 2020

Each year the innovative products and technologies showcased at CES bring us closer to our imaginative future life. This year at the event, LiDAR manufacturers, sensor chip providers, automobile companies and other technology builders are joining force to present solutions for autonomous driving and smart city applications. Artificial perception provider AEye announced that it has integrated Infineon’s microcontroller into AEye’s iDAR™ platform to ensure a robust, software-definable platform that is functionally safe for automated and autonomous vehicle...
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2019-12-19

Blue Light Might Not be Evil as We Think, Researchers Say

Researchers at The University of Manchester in the UK discovered that blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought. According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be more beneficial to our health. The scientists claimed that twilight is both dimmer and bluer than daylight and the body clock uses both of those features to determine the appropriate times to be asleep and awake. In the research on mice, the team used a specially designed lighting whose color can be adjusted without changin...
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2019-12-19

Find out How much Light One Exposed to with Wearable Sensor

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) together with Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) developed a wearable sensor that measures how much light an individual is exposed to along with the spectral resolution of that light. The wearable sensor, named “Spectrace,” can detect the amount of light one person receives by being put around the neck like a pair of headphones or attached to an item of clothing with a magnetic pin. (Image: EPFL) Scientists have taken a growing interest in how a shortage ...
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2019-12-18

Tailored Light Improves Sleep Quality, Depression, Agitation in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

Researcher at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) found that tailored lighting intervention can significantly help Alzheimer patients to improve sleep quality, and reduce depressive symptoms and agitation behavior. In addition to memory loss, people diagnosed with Alzheimer disease also suffered from sleep disturbances, depression, and agitation. Dr. Mariana Figueiro, the Professor and Director at LRC, has been investigating how lighting intervention can lessen the impact of these symptoms in older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADR...
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2019-12-17

IDT Supports Smart Streetlights in Parking Lots in the Heart of Silicon Valley

Integrated Device Technology, (IDT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation, announced that it has been tasked by the City of Campbell, California, with making one of its parking lots "intelligent" as part of its efforts to be environmentally friendly, reduce light pollution, and make the lights more interactive for the city's residents. The effort began in June with four overhead lights in the City Hall's employee parking lot and will soon expand to six additional overhead lights in the adjacent fenced Police Department parking lo...
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2019-12-16

Quanergy and Geely Partner for Smart City and Autonomous Vehicle Initiatives

LiDAR sensors and sensing solutions developer Quanergy Systems reported that it was selected as a LiDAR partner for China’s Geely Automotive Group (Geely). Geely and Quanergy will have a deep collaboration in developing and commercializing solutions for the broad deployment of smart city and autonomous vehicle systems. (Image: Quanergy/Geely) This announcement follows an initial deployment of Quanergy’s LiDAR-based smart city solution at intersections across the Hangzhou Bay Area, Ningbo City, and Zhejiang Province. This is the first smart ...
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2019-12-16

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Natural Spectrum LEDs Adopted by Architectural Lighting Brand for Smart Lighting Applications

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has achieved smart lighting design with SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs in cooperation with Casambi Technologies; and it has been adopted for the Italian designed architectural lighting brand formalighting for a new product line which offers motorized luminaire with smart wireless controls. The SunLike COB LED packages have been adopted by formalighting for the new fixtures in track mounted motorized spotlight range targeting lighting applications in museums, art galleries and commercial spaces. Adding the smart control syste...
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2019-12-12

Research Finds Morning Blue Light and Afternoon Red Light Increase Alertness for Office Workers

Lighting Research Center (LRC) continues to conduct studies to learn how light impacts alertness during the day and sleep quality at night in daytime office workers. In its latest press release, LRC revealed that using blue light in the morning and red light in the afternoon helps office to increase energy. The study field tested a novel luminaire developed by the LRC to promote circadian entrainment and alertness in the office environment. 19 participants from three U.S. Department of State office buildings in Washington, D.C., completed the 3-week study. During ...
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2019-12-12

Lights On for Holidays! But Germans to Scale down the Tradition due to Climate Change

As the holiday season arrives, major cities worldwide are setting up decorative lighting to bring the holiday atmosphere even closer. However, according to a survey in Germany, a majority of Germans are considering to cut down their Christmas lights for environmental reason, reported Deutsche Welle (DW). Since the beginning of December, many cities as well as global landmarks are switching on the Christmas lights. In London, the iconic lights on Regent Street, Oxford Street and the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square all begin shining. New York’s famous winter ...
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2019-12-11

Cannabis Cultivator Launches New Indoor Site in US; Fohse to Exhibit Cannabis Grow Light at MJBizCon

The legalization of medical and recreational use of cannabis in North America has opened a wide door for LED lighting in horticulture application for cannabis cultivation. An increasing number of cannabis growers and cannabis grow light suppliers are joining the market. ecofarm from Massachusetts, U.S., announced the launch of the largest indoor cultivation sites in the country at Marijuana Business Conference (MJBizCon), the cannabis industry's most respected global trade show. (Image: ecofarm) ecofarm will operate as a Tier 11 marijuana cultivator and produc...
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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