2021-05-14

LED lighting & strawberry cultivation

The strawberry is one of the favorite fruits of the French, with an average consumption of 2.8kg per year per household. 53000 tonnes of strawberries are produced each year in France, mainly in Aquitaine, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Rhône-Alpes. The bulk of sales are made around the Gariguette, the Darselect and the Elsanta. The strawberry cultivation is done either by ground, covered or not, either above ground suspended, where the strawberry tree is for example planted in bags of compost or coconut fiber. The strawberry growers often choose indoor or ...
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2021-05-14

The Advantages of CEA in Strawberry Production

By Karla García   Strawberries (Fragaria × ananassaDuch.) are an important crop grown in the U.S. with a market value of more than $2.2 billion dollars, producing 1.12 million tons of strawberries in 2019. Most production of strawberries in the U.S. is done in open fields. In the U.S., year-round production is achieved by shifting production between regions across California and Florida. Recently U.S. growers are confronting challenges in open field production. In California, where more than 90% of the total strawberry production is done, annual a...
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2021-05-13

How Samsung’s Neo QLED is Bringing About Next-Level Watching Experiences

The user’s enjoyment of their viewing experience is one of the key drivers in the advancement of display technologies. While many developers work simply for the ‘ideal’ picture quality, Samsung’s Neo QLED TV developers have also put in the utmost efforts to develop optimized displays for users that go above and beyond ideas of what a display can be.   In order to understand more about how those innovative features of the Neo QLED transcend technological hurdles to meet user’s growing demands for next-level quality displays, Samsung Glo...
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2021-05-13

A UNIQUE STAGING OF ART

The city of Munich showcased the Propylaeum this winter with a powerful LED lighting system from LEDVANCE. For the light action "Kunstareal verbindet", LEDVANCE provided the lighting solution for the in-stallation in the Propylaeum. Thanks to LEDVANCE as a strong partner, it was possible to create a robust, high-intensity, wind and weather proof lighting solution suitable for continuous use. The greatest challenge of the project was to let the Propylaeum, which is symbolic for Munich, shine in a new light. The original design of the arc...
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2021-05-12

Samsung Display and LGD Are Reportedly OLED Panel Suppliers for 2021 iPhone Lineup; BOE Appears to Be Left Out

The release of a new generation of iPhone models in the second half of every year has always been a hot topic in the consumer electronics market. This year, the market is especially interested to see if the launch of the new iPhone models will trigger a large wave of device replacement demand. Regarding the rumors about the specs of the upcoming iPhone models that are to be launched this fall, South Korea media outlet Etnews recently reported that Samsung Display and LGD have been confirmed to be the OLED panel suppliers for the new iPhone devices. On the other hand, Chi...
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2021-05-12

Nichia Develops Next Generation Slimmed Down Mini-LED of High Luminance and Low Power Consumption

Nichia managed to achieve differentiation through its compelling degree of technical ability so as to maintain its leading position in the market. In the midst of the ferocious competition in the overall LED industry, global LED leader Nichia has announced (May 5th 2021) on the development of the new and highly differentiated Mini-LED light source through the innovation and high technical ability of the company.     Nichia previously developed Nichia Light Cluster® Type V, a Mini-LED light source used on ultra-thin LCD monitors, and is adop...
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2021-05-12

Making the shift from blue to red for better LEDs

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) A new micro-light-emitting diode (micro-LED) developed at KAUST can efficiently emit pure red light and may help in the quest to develop full-color displays based on just a single semiconductor. Micro-LEDs are a promising technology for the next generation of displays. They have the advantage of being energy efficient and very small. But each LED can only emit light over a narrow range of colors. A clever solution is to create devices that combine many different ...
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2021-05-12

NanoLumens Partners With VuWall Bringing Customized High-Performance LED and Video Wall Control Solutions to Control Room Environments

Source: VuWall   ATLANTA – May 3, 2021 – US-based LED visualization solution provider, NanoLumens, announced today its partnership with VuWall, a global technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions. Together, the companies are bringing customized high-performance LED and video wall control solutions to control rooms within the transportation, utilities, government and security operations markets.   The solution offered by VuWall and NanoLumens benefits customers by consolid...
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2021-05-12

Fagerhult X Sony - a smart collaboration with people in focus

source: Fagerhult Fagerhult's wireless lighting control system, Organic Response, and Sony's navigation system for large offices, Nimway, are two well-established solutions for modern and sustainable environments. Through a new collaborative initiative, they can now work together to provide better overviews and control of flows in larger buildings, with direct benefits for the employee working environment. The two different systems are integrated using common radio technology. The result is seamless communication that offers tools for more efficient and dynamic w...
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2021-05-12

Infineon increases supply security for silicon carbide by expanding the supplier base

source: Infineon Munich, Germany – 6 May 2021 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has concluded a supply contract with the Japanese wafer manufacturer Showa Denko K.K. for an extensive range of silicon carbide material (SiC) including epitaxy. The German semiconductor manufacturer has thus secured more base material for the growing demand for SiC-based products. SiC enables highly efficient and robust power semiconductors that are used in particular in the fields of photovoltaic, industrial power supply, and charging ...
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2021-05-12

Unilumin Introduces Rental at Ease

Recently Uniluimin, the leading LED displays and solutions provider released a new rental LED display - URMⅢ series product.   Due to its innovative features and a truly revolutionary experience, the product deservedly won the Red Dot Awards prize in 2021, opening a new chapter in rental display design. We propose you to discover the three main features of URM that will change your rental experience in all kinds of different ways. Installation of video wall will never be the same after your acquaintance with this product.   Building a video wall for to...
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2021-05-12

KAUST fabricates red InGaN-based micro-LEDs

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has reported indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based red micro-LEDs that they plan to integrate with green and blue micro-LEDs to create full-color micro-displays (Zhuang Z, Iida D and Ohkawa K, ‘Investigation of InGaN-based red/green micro-light-emitting diodes’, Optics Letters 46, 1912-1915 (2021)). Nitride semiconductors can be used to make blue and green micro-LEDs, whereas phosphide semiconductors are currently used for red light. But combining different semi...
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2021-05-12

APS to lead national MicroOLED project

For use in AR and VR Image: APS Holdings APS Holdings said on Monday that it has been named by the South Korean government to lead a project to develop MicroOLED display for use in augmented reality (AR). APS and others in the project will aim to develop a 4,000ppi AR glass prototype by 2024. AR glasses are usually used outdoors. This means the displays used for them must have high luminance for outdoor visibility. For VR, making the displays lighter and thinner are the challenge. Most current AR and VR devices have a white OLED ...
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2021-05-11

Colorado Library adds Absen LED

Kelver Library in Byers, Colorado, recently added Absen XD Series LED walls to further communicate with library patrons. Located an hour outside of Denver, Kelver library is part of the Arapahoe Libraries, which includes eight community libraries and serves more than 250,000 patrons in Arapahoe County, Colorado.   Library administrators recognized the need to communicate visually with visitors from outside their facility and decided to install a large video wall display mounted to the outside of their building.    Administrators knew such an instal...
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2021-05-11

Samsung Spotlights Digital Signage Innovations Built for Control Room at 2021 Virtual Experience Showcase

Following in the footsteps of its recent control room-focused Virtual Experience (VX) Showcase, Samsung Electronics has announced that it has opened registration for the next installment in its VX series, which will spotlight displays that have been optimized for broadcasting.   From news studios to production control and press rooms, Samsung, a leader in the digital signage market for 12 consecutive years, will take visitors on a virtual tour of a typical broadcasting environment to showcase a portfolio that enables any broadcaster to reimagine their studio and rea...
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2021-05-10

LettUs Grow Teams For Greenhouse Technology Trial

Indoor farming technology provider LettUs Grow has teamed up with Harper Adams University to trial different technologies and irrigation systems within greenhouse and vertical farms   Both greenhouses and vertical farms are types of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) using LED lighting and hydroponics. All forms of CEA offer the opportunity to grow all year round, through adverse weather conditions or in extreme climates, and reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides.   UK-based technology developer LettUs Grow will work with Harper ...
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2021-05-10

Panasonic mulls reducing TV production, shifting some to China's TCL

Panasonic Corp. is considering shifting production of small and midsize televisions to Chinese home appliance maker TCL Corp. as the Japanese electronics company aims to focus on larger, high-end products, sources with knowledge of the matter said Friday. Panasonic's TV business has been struggling due to fierce competition from Chinese and South Korean rivals. The company is planning to reach an agreement with TCL in May and end TV production at its plants in India and Vietnam once TCL starts manufacturing products for Panasonic, according to the sources. ...
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2021-05-10

LG InnoTek to sell LED patents and equipment to Chinese firm

LG InnoTek will sell its patents and equipment related to its LED business to a Chinese LED company, TheElec has learned. The South Korean component maker will clean out equipment related to LED at its Paju plant within the month, people familiar with the matter said. LG InnoTek will handover some 10,000 patents related to LED to its Chinese counterpart. Besides the payment, this will allow the Korean firm to save around 1 billion won in maintaining those patents. Last year, LG began talks to sell its LED patents and equipment for 100 billion wo...
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2021-05-10

Nitride Semi Makes Micro UV-LED Breakthrough

14 million of the tiny 12 μm x 24 μm UV-LEDS can be fitted on a 4 inch wafer Credit: Compound Semiconductor Nitride Semiconductors has succeeded in miniaturising the micro UV-LED chip for micro LED displays, the technology expected to be used for next-generation AR glasses and smart glasses. The company is now developing mass production technology. Micro LED displays are the next-generation displays for liquid crystal and organic LED displays, and are being developed by Apple Inc and many other companies across the world. The red, blue, and ...
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2021-05-10

Ushio’s Spectro Broadband LED Breaks Own Output Power World Record

Oude Meer, the Netherlands – Upon its 2019 release, Ushio’s Spectro series of broadband LEDs caught the attention of machine vision manufacturers by setting a new broadband LED optical output power record of 160 mW. Not content to accept the record as the limit of its broadband achievements, Ushio has broken the record once again. In 2021, the new and improved Spectro LED series has been unveiled with an extra 20 mW of power added to the existing package. The updated indium gallium nitride (InGaN) chip achieves a new record output power of 180 mW, at ...
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2021-05-07

BIOS Launches the Next Generation of Icarus™ LED Grow Lights and Expands its Portfolio of DLC Listed Fixtures

A total of 11 BIOS LED Grow Lights are now available for substantial energy rebates and incentives Credit: BIOS Carlsbad, CA – April 26, 2021 – BIOS, a NASA spinoff and leader in engineering horticultural lighting built with the grower in mind, today announced its next generation of DLC certified BIOS Icarus LED Grow Lights. With higher efficacy, industry leading uniformity and superior long-term performance, BIOS Icarus fixtures provide everything a grower needs to ensure successful production for years to come. By attaining t...
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2021-05-06

Metaform Optics Point to Compact AR/VR Glasses and Imaging Components

05 May 2021 University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems. New optical systems of the kinds required for augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) displays are likely to exploit developments in novel components such as metasurfaces and freeform optics, and the non-classical optical behavior that they can provide. Customizable optics using these components in small form-factor platforms is also attractive for several high-resolution applications beyond AR/VR, including 3D-vision, mobile cameras and remote sensing. ...
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2021-05-06

ams to Launch Delisting Offer for OSRAM

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION ams to launch delisting offer for OSRAM Attractive offer price of €52.30 per OSRAM share Four week acceptance period expected to run from around 21 May to around 18 June 2021 Significant premium to cash com...
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2021-05-06

Radiant Raises Capital Expenditure to Procure Equipment for Manufacturing Mini LED Backlight Modules

Taiwan-based backlight module manufacturer Radiant Opto-Electronics Corp. held a shareholder meeting on April 28. At the event, chairman and CEO of the company Wang Pen-jan announced an increase in capital expenditure for the purpose of acquiring new equipment for the manufacturing of Mini LED backlight modules. Also, the company’s strategic focus for this year will be on backlight modules used in laptop computers and LCD monitors.   Wang pointed out that backlight modules for LCD smartphone displays brought profit to the company in the past, but the co...
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2021-05-05

Samsung: Chip Shortages May Impact Production Capacity of Micro LED TV

The next implicated product may possibly be smart TV amidst the incessant global chip shortage, and Samsung commented that the company might experience issues in the production of TVs should there be no improvement in the existing shortage.   Han Jong-hee, President of Samsung Visual Display Businesses, expressed bluntly that Samsung is likely to encounter problems in TV production if the severe chip shortage within the industry is not resolved soon, though he also commented that the company is doing everything it can to avoid the consequences. As reported, Han had...
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2021-05-05

AUO Plunks Down RMB 6.5 Billion in Kunshan Fab to Expand Production Capacity of Micro LED

AU Optronics (L) Corp., a subsidiary of AUO, announced on the latter’s behalf on April 28th that a sum of RMB 3.995 billion will be used to buy out all shares of the joint venture partners for AU Optronics (Kunshan), and AUO Kunshan will be incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary, with an additional investment of US$384 million that combines to a total investment of roughly NT$28 billion (approx. RMB 6.5 billion). AUO commented that the acquisition of shares was done to enhance the control over AUO Kunshan, and the priority right now is to expand ...
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2021-05-05

Nichia Raises The Bar For Blue And Green VCSEL Efficiency

VCSELs with dielectric and GaN-based mirrors break efficiency records Nichia is claiming to have broken the efficiency records for GaN-based blue and green VCSELs This triumph, announced at the SPIE Photonics West meeting this March, returns by this Japanese LED and laser diode manufacturer to the forefront of GaN-based VCSEL development. Nichia pioneered this class of laser more than a decade ago, producing the world's first GaN-based VCSEL operating in continuous-wave mode at room-temperature, before appearing to abandon further developm...
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2021-05-05

BluGlass Laser Diodes Heading For Commercialisation

Several products advancing through final stages of manufacturing supply chain Australian semiconductor developer, BluGlass, has released details of the commercialisation of its laser diode range. There are now multiple laser diodes (405nm, 420nm, 450nm and others) in the pipeline. The first products for launch have completed multiple design iterations and processing steps ahead of packaging, according to BluGlass. Packaged devices, once complete, will start accelerated reliability testing at BluGlass' US facility ahead of product launches. The company anticipates ...
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2021-05-05

Sundiode Develops Stacked 3-colour Micro-LEDs On A Single Wafer

A single pixel features three independently controlled micro-LED subpixels that are stacked vertically Sundiode, a Silicon Valley based company developing micro-LED technologies for display applications including AR and MR, has announced the achievement of fully stacked 3-colour (RGB) micro-LED pixel devices on a single wafer. In the stacked-RGB pixel technology patented by Sundiode and developed in collaboration with KOPTI (Korea Photonics Technology Institute), a single pixel features three independently controlled micro-LED subpixels that are st...
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2021-05-05

Harbor Farmz and Fluence Incorporate LED Lighting into Facility with New Approach to Cannabis Production

Michigan-based grower finds cultivation success by applying best manufacturing practices and LED lighting technology in its fully organic facility AUSTIN, Texas AND KALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 4, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, and Harbor Farmz, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based cannabis cultivator, announced today the companies’ successful implementation of Fluence’s LED lighting solutions in the grower’s cultivation fa...
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San Jose, CA – May 04, 2021 – Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and ... READ MORE

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