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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2020-12-16

Blood, Sweat, And Tears: The Innovation Behind Ushio’s Multi-wavelength LED Packages

Ushio’s Epitex division has grown to develop the largest collection of light emitting diodes on the market. Covering all violet, visible, and infrared (IR) wavelengths, from 365 nanometers (nm) to 1750 nm, this vast catalog creates a one-stop-shop for single and multi-wavelength LEDs. Known for its dedication to customization options and first-rate product quality, Ushio offers an unparalleled product choice and the ability to provide a unique solution for every application. Whether you require a single high-power chip, or up to three chips each emitting a different waveleng...
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2020-12-16

Broad-spectrum LEDs Have Greatest Impact on Cannabis Yield and Plant Quality, Fluence Research Confirms

Fluence research uncovers up to 35 percent greater biomass in some cultivars under broad-spectrum LEDs in greenhouse and indoor environments AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 15, 2020)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, released results from its latest research trial analyzing how various supplemental and sole-source light spectra impact cannabis plant yield, consistency and quality. Fluence conducted its trials in collaboration with Wageningen University an...
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2020-12-16

Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation MicroLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces it Has Produced its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines

Company will produce microLEDs on both 200mm and 300mm silicon wafers Echirolles, France, Dec. 15, 2020 – Aledia, a French startup pioneering a disruptive technology for microLED displays, today announced it has manufactured the world’s first microLED chips produced on 300mm (12”) silicon wafers. The company, which developed its breakthrough technology on 200mm (8”) silicon wafers over the past eight years, will produce the chips on both 200mm and 300mm wafers. The larger wafers provide better economic payoff and cost-effective integration with ...
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2020-12-14

Point Engineering’s 275nm Wavelength Deep UV LED PKG Has 99.9% Sterilization Ability

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a huge impact on starting with our life and society. There is a possibility that all of our daily contact, living space, and drinking water could be the casue of infection. Point Engineering, located in Korea, has been provided Deep UV LED market since 2010 with the own aluminum metal substrate technology which optimized for UV characteristics and producing a variety of UVC PKG line up from 3.5mW to 1100mW UVC LED line up. In particular, Korea Chonbuk University conduct a coronavirus sterilization test and figured out that poi...
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2020-12-10

Samsung MicroLED Opens a New Era of Breathtaking Picture Quality and Design

The next generation of television display technology is ready for the home out of the box with the unveil of Samsung’s 110’’ MicroLED in Korea Samsung Electronics announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MicroLED beginning today in Korea. Unlike any other displays currently available on the market, Samsung MicroLED delivers astonishing color vibrancy and brightness with self-emissive LED display technology. In 2018, Samsung’s first MicroLED display was introduced in the form of “The W...
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2020-12-08

System Integrators, attention! Why do you have to embrace AVoIP?

Have you noticed the rapid growth of AVoIP? Due to the COVID-19 impact, the sales of the global ProAV market greatly decreases in 2020. However, AVoIP solutions, based on network distribution, grow rapidly against the trend across the entire audio-visual and system integration industry. According to a survey conducted by《Commercial Integrator》for the global ProAV industry, here are some indicators deserved special attention: ​ The number of AVoIP projects in 2020 is more than that in previous years. In the past, AVoIP was only used as par...
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2020-12-08

AV over IP- The Future of ProAV Integration You Need to Know About

Why does AV over IP boom? AV over IP has been announced in ProAV industry for several years, but it has been particularly popular in the past two years. In 2017 and 2018, AV over IP products grew up almost 130% in two consecutive years, attracting all the ProAV professionals. Also, AV over IP becomes the most eye-catching focus at every major professional exhibition , including ISE and InfoComm. Some of ProAV professionals bluntly predict that AV over IP has become the future trend of ProAV industry and estimate that it will achieve an amazingly hig...
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2020-12-07

New VCSEL Module Technology: Increasing the Output of Spatial Recognition and Ranging Systems by 30%

Reducing laser circuit design load while improving distance measurement accuracy ROHM’s newly developed VCSEL technology achieves greater accuracy in spatial recognition and distance measuring systems by using Time Of Flight (TOF) systems. VCSEL has become popular in recent years with the adoption of laser light sources for spatial recognition in tablets and facial recognition in smartphones. And with the emergence of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and industrial inspection systems utilizing gesture and shape recognition, the demand for VCSEL is...
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2020-12-04

Velodyne Lidar Announces Autonomous Driving Collaboration with Ford Otosan

Companies Working Together on Autonomous Driving Development and Testing for Heavy Commercial Vehicles Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to enable safe navigation and collision avoidance in next generation vehicles. SAN JOSE, Calif. (December 1, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced it is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to e...
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2020-12-03

Osram is realigning top management to the future corporate structure

CEO Olaf Berlien will be leaving the company after the Annual General Meeting end of February 2021 Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Bauer will resign his mandate in mid-December Ingo Bank will take over as CEO of the dominated OSRAM Group from March Thomas Stockmeier will become Chairman of the Osram Supervisory Board All decisions will be implemented by mutual agreement OSRAM Licht AG is making changes to its Management Board to align with its new management structure as part of the ams Group. The Supervisory Bo...
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2020-12-03

CoolSiC™ CIPOS™ Maxi: World's first 1200 V transfer molded IPM with SiC

Munich, Germany – 2 December 2020 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has launched a 1200 V transfer molded silicon carbide (SiC) integrated power module (IPM) and concludes the massive roll-out of SiC solutions for this year. The CIPOS™ Maxi IPM IM828 series is the industry’s first in this voltage class. The series provides a compact inverter solution with an excellent thermal conduction and a wide range of switching speed for three-phase AC motors and permanent magnet motors in variable speed drive ap...
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2020-12-03

PICOSUN® Sprinter disrupts fast batch ALD on 300 mm wafers

Picosun Group, the leading supplier of AGILE ALD® (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions for global industries, has launched Sprinter, a brand new, fully automated high throughput ALD production module for 300 mm wafers. Barrier, high-k and other films are deposited in Sprinter with perfect ALD for semiconductor (e.g. emerging memory, transistor, capacitor), display, and IoT component applications. In Sprinter, single wafer film quality and uniformity are upscaled to fast batch processing with the highest reliability and repeatability(*). C...
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2020-12-02

Kaltech's Disinfectant Deodorizer Proved to Have Infectivity Suppression Effect against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Floating in Fixed Space

Kaltech Co., Ltd., headquartered in Chuo-ku, Osaka, has announced that an experiment to test for 20 minutes the efficacy of a disinfectant deodorizer equipped with the company's proprietary photocatalytic technology against airborne novel coronavirus in a fixed space confirmed an infectivity suppression effect. Kaltech is a venture company founded by a former engineer of a major Japanese electric equipment manufacturer. The experiment was carried out in collaboration with RIKEN and the Nihon University School of Medicine. Images: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/release/202...
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2020-12-01

Toyoda Gosei Invests in Ball Wave, a Startup from Tohoku University

Kiyosu, Japan, November 30, 2020: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has invested1 in Ball Wave Inc., a startup from Tohoku University that develops practical applications of ball SAW sensors.2 These sensors use natural collimation of surface acoustic waves (SAWs), a physical phenomenon predicted and experimentally verified by researchers at Tohoku University, and can instantly detect various kinds of matter in air and other gases at the nanoscale. Toyoda Gosei and Ball Wave will leverage Toyoda Gosei’s surface treatment technologies, such as painting and plating tech...
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2020-11-30

Samsung Re-Scheduled UV LED for Home Appliances of 2021

According to Korean news, Samsung Electronics has reduced the number of home appliances launching next year that it will apply UV LED on from its initial target. In September 2020, the company had planned to install UV LED on up to 20 to 30% of new home appliances launching in 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it has reduced the number of models that it will install UV LED on and instead will expand their application depending on market reactions. Samsung has recently begun testing the installation of UV LED on its home appliances launc...
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2020-11-24

Porotech Launches Groundbreaking Micro-LED Product

World first is set to transform next-generation display technology. University of Cambridge spin-out Porotech has today announced the launch of its first product based on its breakthrough gallium nitride (GaN) production technique that is set to transform the electronics industry. The company has launched the world's first commercial native red LED epiwafer for micro-LED applications. Micro-LED display technology offers a huge improvement on standard display panels due to its optimum brightness, efficiency and image definition, as well as improved lifetime. These b...
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2020-11-23

KYOCERA to Acquire 100% Ownership of California-Based SLD Laser

Laser Diode Module (Photo: Business Wire) Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto, hereafter “Kyocera”) today announced that it has concluded an agreement with California, U.S.-based SLD Laser (formally named Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.) to acquire 100% ownership of SLD Laser. Under the agreement, SLD Laser plans to begin operating as a Kyocera group company upon approval of regulatory authorities.* 1 SLD Laser is a world leader in the commercialization of gallium nitride (GaN) based laser light sources and was established in 2013 ...
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2020-11-19

The Intellectual Property High Court finds infringement of Nichia's patents and awards damages based on the price of LCD TV

On November 18, 2020, the Intellectual Property High Court (the "IP High Court") ruled in an appellate patent infringement case between Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") and Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation ("Toshiba Visual"), finding that Toshiba Visual's LCD TVs infringes Nichia's patents, and ordering Toshiba Visual to pay Nichia 132 million yen in damages. In 2017, Nichia filed a lawsuit seeking damages at the Tokyo District Court, claiming Toshiba Visual's importation and sale of LCD TVs (Product ...
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2020-11-19

Ushio sets 1,050 nm SWIR LED output power record with 700 mW chip

Ushio has announced the release of a new record-breaking version of its Epitex SMBB1050GD 1,050 nm short wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs. Available in single or multi-chip form, each gallium arsenide (GaAs) chip is capable of a record optical output power of 700 milliwatts (mW) at 1 Ampere (continuous wave, CW), or 1,200 mW at 2 A (pulsed). This incredible optical output power can reach up to 3,700 mW when taking advantage of the SMBB family multi-chip package options, which allow up to three chips at the same time, along with an optional ceramic insulator, in t...
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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