2018-09-27

Taiwanese LED Producers Boost Mini LED Production to Offset the Impacts of Trade War

Taiwanese LED manufacturers have been affected by the tepid LED market resulting from LED price declines due to oversupply. The escalating trade war has also impacted the demand of the end market. 
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2018-09-27

Current by GE and Vodafone Partner to Design Smart Building

Current by GE and Vodafone have worked together to deploy a new multi-sensor network in part of Vodafone’s London headquarters. Combining sensors of Current by GE, IoT technology and cloud of Vodafone, the new network has adopted innovative visualization software to transform raw data into actionable information.
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2018-09-26

Current by GE Supplies LED Lighting and Controls to Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Puerto Rico

Garage Isla Verde, LLC is a Puerto Rico-based dealership of Mercedes-Benz and it has deployed the LED lighting and control solutions from Current, powered by GE for its new construction.
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2018-09-25

Imec to Make the Impossible Possible: Applications of Micro LED

Held on September 20th in Taipei, Taiwan, Imec Technology Forum Taiwan has gathered professionals from Imec’s R&D center to present their cutting edge technology and achievements in hardware-software integration.
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2018-09-25

Psychologist to Research If New LED Lighting can Improve Mental Health

We have become aware of the damages that blue light can bring to our eyes and the possible benefit of Human Centric Lighting. A psychology researcher at Simon Fraser University, Canada, is looking to explore the effect of LED lighting even more by studying whether innovative LED lighting that mimics natural sunlight can affect the body’s natural circadian rhythms and improve mental health.
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2018-09-21

Imec and ITRC-NARLabs to Work on Micro LED Applications

Imec Taiwan, a subsidiary of the Belgium-based R&D institute Imec, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taiwan’s Instrument Technology Research Center of National Applied Research Laboratories (ITRC-NARLabs) for future collaboration in developing advanced imaging and optics applications. One of the focal points of the cooperation is to enhance the development of Micro LED and to explore further applications of the technology. 
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2018-09-20

Leading Trade Fairs for over 30 Years, What is New in WELLMAX at the Upcoming Autumn Exhibitions?

With 31- year history in lighting industry, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has been participating in the Canton Fair since its establishment. As the LED Bulb Expert, the company has impressed global clients by its eye-catching brand image, trendy products as well as professional service experience every year. What is new in WELLMAX at the 2018 autumn exhibitions?
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2018-09-19

EU Research Project Aims to Reduce Production Cost of OLED for Next Generation Lighting

A research project led by Brunel University London and a consortium of partners including Marks & Spencer, Tata Steel and AIXTRON plans to reduce the production cost of flexible OLED lighting panels to bring more options for lighting. 
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2018-09-19

How Falling Profit and Trade War Influence Current LED Lighting Industry

The falling price of LED general lighting products has led to lower profits for LED lighting manufacturers. The trade war and imposed tariffs on LED products have also affected the industry. Worldwide LED producers have taken different measures in response to the impacts.
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2018-09-19

LED Technology Development Blooms with Automotive Applications

Automotive applications are the focal points for LED technology applications. Many LED producers have targeted the rapidly growing automotive LED market and searched for niche LED products.
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2018-09-17

GPM Expects Business Boost with Its Micro LED Transfer Equipment

Taiwan-based semiconductor equipment supplier Gallant Precision Machining (GPM) announced in July that the company has been developing equipment for Micro LED production. Its subsidiary, GMM, which focuses on the field, will complete the equipment for mass transferring Micro LED chips by the first quarter of 2019.
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2018-09-17

Automotive LED Lighting Company EOI Increases Capacities in the U.S. to Avoid Tariff and Improve Efficiency

Taiwanese LED auto lamps manufacturer Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) is expanding its production capacities in Michigan which will introduce automated production lines and design department. The new capacities are expected to start functioning by the end of 2019. 
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2018-09-14

Toshiba to Close a LED Production Factory in Japan

Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation announced that it will close its Numazu factory in Shizuoka Ken which produces LED lighting equipment and lighting control by March 2019, reported Nikkei.
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2018-09-14

Seoul Semiconductor Charged Its Former Employees for Divulging LED Technology

Seoul Semiconductor has announced that three of its former employees were charged for divulgence of the company’s LED technology. The police in South Korea have investigated the case and are expected to detain the three individuals. 
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2018-09-14

LED Lighting as India’s Approach to Reduce Carbon Emission

A prior research report of LEDinside has pointed out that the scale of India’s LED lighting market is growing rapidly on the back of the Indian government’s policy to turn the country into an export hub for lighting products and the international lighting brands’ plan of setting up R&D and production centers in India. By 2020, the Indian LED lighting market is forecasted to grow to US$1.715 billion.
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2018-09-14

Orion Lighting Reports Stable Demand Growth of LED Lighting Solutions from Domestic Market

U.S. based Orion Energy System (Orion Lighting) updated that the company has continued to receive orders and letters of intent from major national accounts. With the orders, the company is expected to reach the 10 percent growth goal for the fiscal 2019 year ending March 31, 2019*. 
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2018-09-13

Samsung Launches World’s First Onyx Multiplex Theater in Shanghai

Samsung introduced the world’s first Onyx multiplex theater at Shanghai ARCH Wanda Cinema on September 7th. The theater offers six Samsung Onyx Cinema LED screens in one location, creating an entertaining space to offer impressive visual experiences. 
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2018-09-13

Danish Company Builds Vertical Cultivation System for Cannabis with Heliospectra’s LED Lighting System

Heliospectra’s horticultural lighting and control system has been selected by a Danish company, Cannabis Pharm for their new production facility. The Danish company has ordered Heliospectra’s ELIXIA LED lighting solutions and HelioCORE™ light control software to fully automate the lighting environment and provide highest quality pharmaceutical products.
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2018-09-13

KAIST’s Flexible Micro LED Wearable Device Could Regrow Hair

Regrowing hair for mice is the new application unveiled by researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) with their red flexible vertical Micro LED technology. They published their result in ACS Nano in August.
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2018-09-12

Laster Tech Reports Prosperous Automotive Lighting Shipment

Automotive LED lighting module producer Laster Tech has reported continuous shipment of its automotive lighting modules even during the off-peak season for automakers. The company has registered a revenue of NT$ 359 million (US$ 11.64 million) for August with an increase of 17.15% YoY and 0.13% MoM. 
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2018-09-11

Scottish School Trails LiFi Technology Supported by pureLiFi and University of Edinburgh

A secondary school in Scotland has joined a pilot project of deploying innovative LiFi, which transmits wireless data through LED lighting.
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2018-09-11

Everlight Announces Revenue Boost and Prepares for the Peak Quarter

LED packaging company Everlight has announced revenue of NT$2.21 billion (US$ 71.69 million) for August, up by 9.26% MoM and down by 5.83% YoY. 
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2018-09-10

The Deficit of LED Lighting Pushes International Brands to Cut off Their Lighting Business

The market scale of LED lighting has continued to grow with the driving forces from the emerging market and the transition of traditional lighting to LED lighting. The expanding market has attracted many companies to join, leading to escalating competition and sliding profit. Many LED companies have thus decided to quit their lighting business or to reorganize their strategies. 
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2018-09-10

Micro LED Applications Released before 4Q18

The development of Micro LED technology has been a focal point in the industry with worldwide manufacturers continuously reporting their progress and revealing new breakthroughs and applications in 2018. Many leading brands have showcased or launched their latest Micro LED technologies and applications. As the third quarter of the year will soon end, LEDinside has collected the updated Micro LED applications released until now and would like to share the integrated information with the readers. 
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2018-09-10

New Applications for OLED: Integrating Wear Them into Clothing

The German based research institute, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, has developed OLED elements that can be integrated into textile. The development will be presented at the Electronics System Integration Technology Conference (ESTC) 2018 from September 18 – 21, 2018 in Dresden, Germany.
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2018-09-07

NEC Launches New Series LED Displays and Samsung Showcases Its Latest Displays at CEDIA 2018

According to the latest research report of LEDinside “2019 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook - Cinema, Rental Market and Price Trend,” the market scale of global LED display is expected to reach US$ 9.349 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 12% during 2018 to 2022. Meanwhile, the market scale of indoor fine pitch display is forecasted to reach up to US$ 1.997 billion with a YoY growth of 39%. 
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2018-09-07

LiteOn Reports Growing Demands for LED Components and Automotive Lighting

LiteOn Technology announced that its revenue of August came to NT$18.59 billion (US$ 603.73 million), up by 20% MoM and down by 0.15% YoY. 
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2018-09-06

Epistar and Lextar Report Revenue Increase with Backlight Products Shipment

Taiwanese LED manufacturers announced that the shipment of LED backlight products has contributed to their revenue in 3Q18. LED chip maker Epsitar said the orders for blue LED backlight and four elements LED have grown. Meanwhile, LED vertical integration manufacturer Lextar revealed its escalating revenue for August. 
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2018-09-06

The Growth Potential of LED Fine Pitch Display Applications

  The latest research report of LEDinside “2019 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook - Cinema, Rental Market and Price Trend,” indicated that the market scale of global LED display is expected to reach US$ 9.349 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 12% during 2018 to 2022. Meanwhile, the market scale of indoor fine pitch display is forecasted to reach up to US$ 1.997 billion with a YoY growth of 39%. 
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2018-09-05

Nubia Showcases Wearable Smart Phone with Curved OLED Display at IFA

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Nubia has unveiled a wearable smartphone at IFA 2018. The wearable smartphone, named Nubia Alpha, has adopted a flexible display so the screen can wrap around the wrist. 
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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

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