2020-11-18

Mitsubishi Electric Partners with AquiSense Technologies to Offer UV-C LED Disinfection to Japanese Residential Market

AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED water disinfection technology, is proud to announce a unique version of its PearlAqua Micro product specifically for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO). The partnership provides MELCO with AquiSense’s patented ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV-C LED) water treatment technology for MELCO’s residential “Eco Cute” hot-water systems. MELCO spent over two years evaluating UV-C LED technology solutions from over a dozen suppliers for its market leading CO...
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2020-11-18

Lumens Looking to Grow Its Flexible LED Display Business

Lumens has decided to make flexible LED display as its new business. It is set to compete against others in the industrial display market after making LED lighting components that go into TVs, laptops, monitors, and LED car lights. The company announced on Tuesday that it developed one of the industry’s best flexible LED displays and is finished with making preparations for mass-production. It explained that it has begun expanding applications and searching for possible customers. Flexible LED display uses LEDs as pixels and displays images or videos. Due...
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2020-11-18

Lumentum Acquires TriLumina Assets

Lumentum Holdings Inc. ("Lumentum") (Nasdaq: LITE) and TriLumina Corporation ("TriLumina") today announced that Lumentum has acquired certain technology assets of TriLumina, including its patents and other intellectual property. TriLumina technology includes innovative flip-chip, back-emitting VCSEL arrays for use in a wide range of applications, including 3D sensing, automotive safety and driver assistance systems and LiDAR, and other emerging applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (sourse:PRNewswire)...
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2020-11-17

Top Dutch Soccer Club to Collaborate with Signify for Installation of UVC Disinfection System

Signify recently announced that it has reached an agreement to partner with top Netherlands-based soccer (association football) club PSV Eindhoven to install under-ceiling UVC air disinfection systems from Philips in the club’s facilities. A total of 15 such systems will be installed for the club, in locations including lockers rooms in the Philips Stadion and indoor spaces in De Herdgang training facility. In particular, three UVC air disinfection systems will be installed in each of the locker rooms for the home and away teams in the Stadion, while Signify...
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2020-11-13

Ushio to release new 400 mW (CW) 404 nm laser diode in December 2020

From December 2020, Ushio, Inc. will further expand its violet light product portfolio with the production of a new 404 nm laser diode. Offering 400 mW of continuous wave (CW) output power within a Φ 5.6 mm CAN package, HL40093MG will meet the demand for a violet laser diode suitable for use in industrial applications and beyond. Ushio’s 404 nm laser diode products are often used as light sources within direct imaging lithography systems, with the purpose of exposing the high-definition circuit patterns on boards. Recently, demand for 404 nm laser diodes from o...
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2020-11-12

ams Spectral Sensing Technology Chosen by Optical Metrology Specialist ELDIM for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Professional Rapid Testing

News facts: Rapid test results will be available in 40 minutes and not only limited to a professional healthcare environment Miniaturization of isothermal amplification technology to detect the virus without use of additional equipment ams AS7341L spectral sensor allows reliable spectrally resolved read out of amplified RNA of the virus particles  ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, provides the latest sensor technology to ELDIM, a France-based provider of optical metrology technology and rela...
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2020-11-06

II-VI Incorporated Reports Fiscal 2021 First Quarter Results

Quarterly Revenue of $728.1 million Quarterly GAAP Operating Income of $101.1 million Quarterly Non-GAAP Operating Income of $138.9 million Quarterly GAAP EPS of $0.38 Quarterly Non-GAAP EPS of $0.84 September 30, 2020 net debt leverage ratio was 1.3x, reduced from 3.8x at June 30, 20201 II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI) ("II-VI," “We” or the "Company") today reported results for its fiscal 2021 first quarter ended September 30, 2020. “We delivered many highlights in the...
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2020-11-06

Velodyne Lidar Announces Inaugural Public-Company Third Quarter 2020 Results

Completed business combination with Graf Industrial Corp. on September 29, 2020, and started trading on Nasdaq Grew revenue 137% year-over-year to $32.1 million Signed six (6) multi-year agreements during the quarter and now count 24 total contracts Initiated commercial shipments of Velarrays – our next-generation, compact lidar product with best-in-class range and resolution Finished the quarter with $298 million of cash Continued to build upon #1 position in lidar as evidenced by our shipment of 47,500 sensors to date for cumulative revenue of ov...
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2020-11-04

Nichia wins enforcement proceeding in Germany against Everlight’s subsidiary WOFI

On September 17, 2020, in the enforcement proceeding of a final judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court in favor of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”), which Nichia initiated against WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”), the Düsseldorf District Court rendered a decision that confirmed Nichia’s claims and imposed two penalties on WOFI for non-compliance with the judgment. The enforcement decision of the Düsseldorf District Court is not final and has been appealed by WOFI. Nichia, however, strongly beli...
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2020-11-04

Samco Supplies Konka Group Co., with ICP Etching and PECVD Systems for the Production of MicroLEDs

Samco, a leading manufacturer of plasma processing equipment for the compound semiconductor industry, announced that KONKA Group Co., Ltd. based in Shenzhen, China had installed multiple Samco systems for the production of MicroLEDs. Konka Group Co., Ltd. is a leading Chinese electronics manufacturer focused on creating high performance, high-value digital home entertainment products. Key product categories include televisions, appliances, AIOT, mobile and wireless communications. Samco is a leading plasma processing company in the field of wide bandgap (W...
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2020-11-02

VerLASE Reports Progress with the Manufacturing of Micro LED Displays

Mass Transfer Process Demonstrated as a Commercially Viable Method of Producing MicroLED Displays of any Size from Cellphones to TVs and In-between. VerLASE Technologies announced today substantial progress in demonstrating its novel mass transfer process, which is the key impediment to microLED displays industry realizing its full potential. The process is based on a unique technology being developed by the Company called the Photo-Mechanical Actuation (PMA). The company asserts its process once fully implemented is capable of very high transfer thr...
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2020-10-30

Automated Driving: Continental Invests in Sensor Pioneer AEye

Continental signs agreement for minority stake in lidar pioneer AEye Both companies are jointly developing high-performance long-range lidar Application for advanced and fully automated driving of passenger cars and commercial vehicles Volume production is to launch in late 2024 First on the market: Continental will be the first supplier to put close-range lidar technology without moving parts into production in late 2020 Hanover, Germany / Santa Barbara / Dublin, CA, USA, October 27, 2020. Continental is consolidating its leadership position in the ...
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2020-10-28

Osram Selects Veeco MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments has announced that Osram Opto Semiconductors has qualified Veeco's Lumina MOCVD System for production of high-end LEDs and to drive the next generation of advanced photonic devices. Being at the forefront of next generation advanced photonic technologies that require innovation and redefine the limits of the technology is at the core of Osram,” stated Lothar Mergili, COO of Osram Opto Semiconductors. “The Lumina system has proven to set new standards in terms of productivity that will meet and exceed market requirements. Veec...
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2020-10-23

SGH and CREE Hands Together to Create Business Opportunities in the Future

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”) to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGH) for up to US$ 300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Mark Adams, President and CEO of SMART Global Holdings has discussed their acquisition of Cree LED. Adams indicated that he was the former CEO at Lumileds and during his time there they started down the path looking at Cree. Cree is a...
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2020-10-20

Cree, Inc. to sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million

Upon closing, creates a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse focused on providing disruptive technology solutions to high-growth segments including EV, 5G and industrial applications Transaction represents a key milestone in Cree’s transformation to focus on silicon carbide and gallium nitride devices, as well as materials Consideration includes $50 million upfront payment; $125 million seller note and up to $125 million earn-out DURHAM, N.C. – Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agree...
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2020-10-16

Study Finds Irradiation of UV LED Can Prevent Bone and Muscle Loss in Mice

A research team at Nagoya University in Japan has revealed that narrow-range UV irradiation using LED safely increases serum vitamin D levels in aging mice and thereby prevents the loss of their bone and muscle mass. The findings were recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, titled "Low energy irradiation of narrow-range UV-LED prevents osteosarcopenia associated with vitamin D deficiency in senescence-accelerated mouse prone 6.” Decreased bone density (osteoporosis) and the loss of muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia) are age-related disorder...
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2020-10-16

Signify Supplies LED Lighting to Support GoodLeaf Farms’ All Year Food Production

Signify reported that its horticulture LED lighting product was selected by GoodLeaf Community Farms in Canada to enhance food production. GoodLeaf grows and packs fresh greens year-round, operating a 4,000-square-metre indoor vertical farm in Ontario, Canada, which is now fully operational to supply some of the largest Canadian retail chains. The vertical farm is fully automated and equipped with the latest LED lighting technology for growing indoors. By providing a controlled environment, Philips Greenpower LED production modules enable GoodLeaf to shorten prod...
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2020-10-15

Konka to Release Mini LED Backlit TV, More Mini LED Products Entering the Market

Chinese TV brands have been proactively launching Mini LED backlit TVs. After TCL and Xiaomi releasing their new products, Konka also announced that it will debut a 75-inch 8K TV featuring Mini LED backlight technology. Konka said that this 75-inch 8K TV adopts Mini LED backlight technology with more than 20,000 units of Mini LED chips to realize 5184 local dimming zones. Implementing IPS RGB display, the TV achieves 8K resolution and support 120Hz and 60Hz refresh rate. (Image: Konka) Cost of Mini LED Backlit TVs Remain High...
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2020-10-15

LiDAR Companies Presenting New Products and Technology Progresses Supporting Autonomous Driving

LiDAR sensor manufacturers across the world including Innoviz Technologies, Hesai, Lumentum and Velodyne Lidar have announced their new achievements recently and are going to showcase novel technologies at upcoming events. Innoviz Technologies added a new sensor to its product line, the InnovizTwo. The new automotive-grade LiDAR sensor, with a major cost reduction design of over 70% compared to InnovizOne, offers a solution for all levels of autonomous driving. Samples of InnovizTwo will be available in Q3 2021. (Image: Innoviz) China-based Hesai also re...
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2020-10-14

Study Shows Tuned Lighting Helps to Improve Elderly’s Sleep Quality at Nursing Home

A study led by researchers at the Brown University School of Public Health found that using tuned LED lighting cut in half the number of sleep disturbances among older residents in long-term care. By installing interior lighting fixtures that change color and intensity over the course of the day and night, sleep disturbances experienced by residents in one California nursing home were improved without involving prescribing sleeping pills. (Image: Brown University) Rosa Baier, an associate professor at the Brown University, led a team of seven researchers who studie...
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2020-10-13

Velodyn Lidar Announces Partnerships with RoboSense and Baidu

Velodyne Lidar recently reported new collaboration with its partners in China. The recently listed LiDAR maker said that it has entered a long‑term global cross-licensing relationship with RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology) and signed a three-year sales agreement with Baidu. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) The cross-licensing relationship with RoboSense encompasses a broad range of 360° surround-view LiDAR sensors, by which Velodyne said will be mutually beneficial for the existing and future patents of both companies. Velodyne and RoboSense have also agr...
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2020-10-13

Acuity Brands Teams up with Violet Defense and PURO Lighting to Expand UV Disinfection Product Portfolio

Acuity Brands reported that it has entered into strategic agreements with Violet Defense and Puro Lighting. These strategic agreements will give Acuity Brands access to Violet Defense’s patented UV technology to expand its portfolio of UV disinfection products. PURO and Acuity Brands will also work together on the development of a next generation of UV lighting products. (Image: Pixabay) The products from Violet Defense and PURO employ a method pioneered by Violet Defense to deliver high intensity full spectrum ultraviolet light, using a pulsed x...
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2020-10-08

Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation microLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces €80M Closing of Planned €120M Investment Round

Company closes first of 3 tranches in Series D round. Backing will be used to complete product development near Grenoble and create a new display manufacturing facility based on Aledia’s proprietary technology of 3D microLEDs. Aledia, a French startup that is pioneering a disruptive technology for microLED displays, has closed an €80M first tranche of its €120M D-round financing. The company will use the proceeds to complete its product development and create the first-of-its-kind, high-volume 3D microLED manufacturing facility in the Grenoble are...
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2020-09-29

Xiaomi Unveils Two 82-inch Mini LED backlight TVs Featuring 8K and 4K Resolution

Following its announcement last week, Xiaomi launched two 82-inch TVs with Mini LED backlight technology featuring 8K and 4K resolution. The 8K one priced RMB 49999 and the 4K is RMB 9999. Both product will be released on October 21, 2020. (Image: Xiaomi) LEDinside learned that Xiaomi’s Mini LED TVs adopt the backlight solution based on a sprinkle of Mini LED components sized 1616. The 8K TV used 15,360 units of Mini LEDs to achieve 960 local dimming zones. Each of the dimming zone can deliver 4096 grayscales to realize a high contrac...
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2020-09-28

Boeing Announces Partnership with Healthe to Produce UV Wand for Airplane Interior Sanitization

Airplane manufacturer Boeing announced that it has entered into a patent and technology license with Healthe. Based on the collaboration, Healthe will produce an UV wand designed by Boeing to sanitize airplane interiors. "The UV wand is designed to be more effective than similar devices. It quickly disinfects surfaces on an airplane and further strengthens other layers of protection for passengers and crew," said Mike Delaney, who leads Boeing's CTI efforts. "Boeing spent six months transforming an idea for the wand into a working model, and Healthe ...
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2020-09-28

Toyoda Gosei to Launch SARS-CoV-2 Diminishing Deep UV LEDs in Water Purification System

Toyoda Gosei, who announced the development of deep UV LED disinfecting module, recently confirmed the effectiveness of its product in SARS-CoV-2 inactivation. The company also reported that the UV LED module will adopted in water purification unit launching in November 2020. Toyoda Gosei has conducted a viral inactivation experiment in which the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was irradiated using its deep UV LED technology. The experiment was conducted jointly with the Biomedical Science Association, a certified NPO, and showed these deep UV LE...
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2020-09-25

Research Finds Green Light Helps to Ease Headaches

A new research conducted by the University of Arizona Health Sciences found that people who suffer from migraine may benefit from green light therapy, which was shown to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and improve patient quality of life. "This is the first clinical study to evaluate green light exposure as a potential preventive therapy for patients with migraine," said Mohab Ibrahim, an associate professor in the UArizona College of Medicine and lead of the study. (Image: The University of Arizona) During the study, patients were exposed ...
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2020-09-24

LiFi Enables Underwater Data Transmission at 6000-meter Below Sea Level

Hydromea, a spinoff of École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), has developed a miniature optical modem that can operate down to 6,000 meters below the ocean’s surface. It is sensitive enough to collect data at very high speeds from sources more than 50 meters away. Radio wave can hardly work underwater as they are easily absorbed by water. So wireless internet connection underwater is nearly impossible. But it would be another story if the connection is based on light. Hydromea is using light to transmit data below the ocean or lake surfac...
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2020-09-24

Xiaomi to Launch 8K 5G TV Featuring Mini LED Backlight Display Technology

Xiaomi announced that it is going to officially launch its Xiaomi TVs in China on September 28. The new TV products under the Mi TV Master series will feature 8K resolution and 5G connection based on panel using Mini LED backlight display technology. (Image: Xiaomi) Xiaomi has been expanding its high-end TV portfolio with the launch of its transparent TV series based on OLED technology announced in August and the latest update of Mini LED backlit TVs. Other than 8K, 5G and Mini LED technology, the Chinese company has yet revealed details ...
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2020-09-24

ON Semiconductor Supply Image Sensing Technology for SUBARU’s ADAS Platform

ON Semiconductor announced that SUBARU has selected its image sensing technology to enable camera-based ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) in the car manufacturer's new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform. The Levorg, a 2020 All-Wheel Drive Sports Tourer, is the first model to offer the new system. As with previous versions of EyeSight, ON Semiconductor's image sensing technology acts as the ‘eyes’ to enable this important safety functionality. The new-generation Eyesight, recently announced in the Japan market, provid...
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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