2018-11-05

[Micro LED Technology Research Contest – Honorable Mention] Quantum Dots Based Full-color Display on MicroLED Technology

Researchers in the industry and in the academic field have dedicated their efforts to overcome the difficulties of Micro LED display technologies. Currently the bottlenecks of the technology lie in six major areas including mass transferring process, the production of epitaxial wafer, method for full-color display, driver IC design, backplanes and testing and repair technology. One of the articles awarded with honorable mention in the Micro LED Technology Research Contest hosted by LEDinside has focused on the method for full-color display. The article, titled “Q...
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2018-11-05

Signify Lights up World Flora Expo and Builds Smart Streetlight System in Taichung, Taiwan

The 2018 World Flora Exposition opened on November 3rd in Taichung, Taiwan. Signify has provided its lighting service to the pavilion of the Netherlands and helped to build the main installation art of the exposition. The company has also worked with the city of Taichung to set up LED streetlights with smart systems. 
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2018-11-05

Sensible 4 and MUJI Partner to Develop Autonomous Shuttle Bus for All Weather Conditions

Finnish autonomous vehicle developer Sensible 4 announced its partnership with Japanese retail brand MUJI to develop an autonomous shuttle bus which is able to work under any weather condition. Sensible 4 will provide its expertise in autonomous driving technology for functions of the bus such as positioning, navigation and obstacle detection, while MUJI will be in charge of user experience and the look of the vehicle. (Image: Sensible 4) The autonomous shuttle bus, named Gacha, will be showcased in Helsinki in March 2019 and start operating in three Finnish cities t...
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2018-11-02

Patent Granted to Apple for Automotive Lighting and Warning System

On October 30th, a patent was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Apple for its “Exterior Lighting and Warning System” which uses a lighting system to indicate warnings and information from the outside of a car, reported Appleinsider.
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2018-11-01

LG and Samsung Continue Their Competition in the Display Industry

LG and Samsung have been competing in the field of display, showcasing their novel display technology in international fairs one after another. Samsung revealed “the Wall,” the 146-inch Micro LED modular TV at the CES event in the beginning of the year and by the end of August, LG introduced its 173-inch Micro LED TV at the IFA. Aside from Micro LED, the two companies also fought against each other in the high-end TV market by releasing large sized OLED TVs. The two Korean electronics giants have both revealed their financial results fo...
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2018-11-01

GCS Holdings to Increase Its VCSEL Production for Google and Facebook

GCS Holdings reported that it has delivered its VCSEL sample products to clients in the U.S. including Google and Facebook for data transmitting applications. The validation of the products would be completed soon and mass production and shipment will start next year, reported Economic Daily News, a Taiwanese media. According to the report, GCS has provided its receiver (Rx) radio frequency (RF) for Facebook and it will begin to supply the transmitter products from next year. 3D sensing has been the field most of the VCSEL companies focus on. To differenti...
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2018-11-01

Lite-On Expands Its Investment in Vietnam and Jordan in Response to the Trade War

Lite-On Technology has announced capital increase in its subsidiaries in Vietnam and Jordan for expanding production capacities outside China. The total amount of the investment is US$ 97 million
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2018-11-01

Lextar to Integrate Mini LED Technology into Automotive Tail Lamps

Vertical integrated LED company Lextar is going to announce its I-Mini Square module for automotive tail lamp application. Adopted with Lextar’s latest Mini LED technology, this automotive module can display dynamic images with RGB full color screens. Lextar will debut its concept of application at the biannual Electronica 2018 held in Munich from November 13th to 16th. According to the company,
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2018-10-31

LiDAR Companies Receive Funding to Advance Technology Development and Accelerate Mass Production

LiDAR technology developers Quanergy and Innovusion have respectively received funding for their technology development and products production.
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2018-10-29

KAIST Develops Method for OLED to Achieve High Efficiency without Lens

Researchers at KAIST have achieved high efficiency with OLED without using macroscopic lens. They used an external scattering medium to achieve an external quantum efficiency (EQE) of more than 50 percent in OLED stimulation. The research, led by Professor Seunghyup Yoo and PhD candidate Jinouk Song, was published in Nature Communications on August 10th, 2018. 
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2018-10-29

Epistar Restructures and Targets the Rising Market for Mini LED

Many LED manufacturers have been pushing their development in Mini LED, hoping to target niche markets with high-margin products as the oversupply and price competition in the industry have continued. Taiwan-based LED chip producer Epistar is an active player in developing Mini LED technology and has restructured its organization to strengthen its Mini LED business.
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2018-10-29

Tesla LED Light Sources Supplier to Develop Mini/Micro LED Automotive Displays

Automotive LED light supplier Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) has reported its continuous yearly growth in the past three quarters of 2018 and announced that it plans to develop Mini LED and Micro LED displays for automotive applications and larger size displays. (Image: EOI) EOI has supplied its Flexible Uniflex rear lamp module and LED light sources for the center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) for Tesla Model 3. Currently it ships 5000-6000 units per week for Tesla Model 3 and the company is looking forward to increasing the shipment. Si...
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2018-10-26

China Increases Duty Drawback Rates for Luminaires to Fight the Trade War

The Chinese government has launched new policies to reduce the impacts of the U.S. tariffs on Chinese exporters. One of them is to raise duty drawback rates for the exported products. The policy will become effective on November 1st, 2018.
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2018-10-26

Inventronics Plans to Invest in Mexico to Expand Its Presence in American

Chinese LED driver manufacturer Inventronics has announced its plan to set up a subsidiary in Mexico with Osmanthus Holding Limited to expand its operations in the market of America and meet the requirements of local production for its clients.
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2018-10-26

Apacer Offers Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

DRAM supplier Apacer is going showcase its lighting inspection solutions targeting horticulture and agricultural lighting at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) from October 27th to 30th, 2018.
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2018-10-26

Signify Announces the Financial Results of 3Q18

Signify has reported its results for the third quarter of 2018. The sales for 3Q18 came to EUR 1.6 billion (US$ 1.82 billion), with an on-year drop of 5.3 percent. The sales of LED-based products represented 70% of total sales and grew by 0.1% compared to 3Q17. Its net income was EUR 93 million (US$ 105.85 million), which dropped by 15.1% YoY.
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2018-10-25

Everlight Responds to Nichia’s YAG Patent Victory in Germany

In response to Nichia’s announcement of the final result of the patent lawsuit in Germany, Everlight reported that Nichia’s patent in Europe has expired in 2017 and that the result does not affect Everlight’s current products.
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2018-10-25

Kinglight Launches New Facilities for Mini LED Products

Chinese LED package company Kinglight has launched new facilities in Suzhou, China which will be producing Mini LED and fine-pitch LED products.
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2018-10-25

Osram Illustrates How IoT Solves Healthcare Problems

The applications of IoT have been under the spotlight in many parts of the industry. Osram, as a high-tech company, has presented eight approaches in healthcare where IoT can be applied to solve problems.
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2018-10-25

Cree Announces New Chairman

Cree has announced the results of its annual shareholders meeting including the appointment of a new chairman and two newly elected members to the board of directors.
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2018-10-24

Innolux Restructures Organization and Sets up Micro LED Business Unit

Taiwanese panel producer Innolux has announced the restructuring of the company’s organization. Robert Shiao, the prior president of the company, has become Vice Chairman. James Yang was promoted as President from Vice President and will oversee the business unit, operation unit and manufacturer unit of Innolux. According to Jim Hung, Chairman of Innolux, the new management team would strengthen the flexibility and competitiveness of the company.
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2018-10-24

Samsung Promotes Its Onyx LED Cinema via CSI Leasing Program and Cooperation with Resellers

Samsung Electronics has worked closely with the filming and entertainment industry to promote its Onyx LED Cinema. The company has announced a new CSI Leasing program to service its existing and future customers as well as sharing the list of certified resellers for the Samsung Onyx at this year’s ShowEast event.
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2018-10-23

Mini LED Applications to Hit the Market in 2019

LEDinside forecasts that the development of Mini LED will accelerate in 2019 and 2020 and its market value will reach US$ 1699 million by 2022. Several industry players including San’an, HC Semitek, Epistar, NationStar, Harvatek, and Macroblock have reported their progress of Mini LED development. Meanwhile, panel producers such as AUO, BOE, Innolux and JDI have also unveiled applications adopting Mini LED technology.
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2018-10-23

Nichia’s YAG Patent Finalized in Germany with Everlight Withdrawing Appeals

The patent lawsuit between Japanese LED producer Nichia and Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight in Germany has finalized on October 1, 2018.
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2018-10-23

Volkswagen Introduces Interactive and Communicable Automotive LED Lighting

What is road driving going to be like in the future? Volkswagen has displayed its new vehicle lighting systems to show automotive LED lightings which project information onto the road and provide communication functions between cars to further improve road safety.
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2018-10-23

Fraunhofer Institute Develops OLED-based VR Glasses and Bluetooth Kit for AR Applications

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Fraunhofer FEP) has presented OLED microdisplays for VR glasses and introduced a tool set for AR applications using its OLED microdisplays. The German institute has showcased a prototype of VR glasses and the new displays at AWE Europe 2018 and will debut the AR application tool kits during electronica 2018 in Munich Germany. 
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2018-10-23

Find the Most Efficient Phosphors for LED Lighting with New Algorithm

Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new machine learning algorithm that can identify suitable materials for LED lighting. The new algorithm can be run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds in search of those most likely to be efficient phosphors for LED lighting. The result of the research was published on October 22nd in Nature Communications.
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2018-10-22

Macroblock’s Revenue Grows with Mini LED Applications

LED driver IC company Macroblock has registered the highest monthly revenue of 2018 for September, which came to NT$ 305 million with an increase of 14.22% MoM and 16.14 YoY.
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2018-10-19

Mini LED Applications to be Launched in 2019 and Micro LED Displays in 2021

Mini LED is one of the key technologies for 2019 and will be making its way into the displays of consumer electronics. On the other hand, Micro LED technology, which has been on the spotlight in the recent years, is expected to be applied on displays in the market by 2021, according to the forecast of LEDinside.
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2018-10-19

Swedish Fagerhult to Acquire Italian Lighting Group iGuzzini

AB Fagerhult, the largest lighting company in the Nordic countries has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the shareholders of iGuzzini, an Italian lighting group, to acquire 100 percent of the shares of iGuzzini.
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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

Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE