2018-03-07

New Shares from AIXTRON Stock Option Program to Be Traded Under Separate ISIN

AIXTRON SE has a number of stock option programs in place that grant employees the right to purchase AIXTRON shares under certain conditions. The company in February announced its financial results for fiscal year 2017 and the fourth quarter 2017.
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2018-03-07

Adoption Rate of 3D Sensing in Smartphones is Estimated at 13.1% in 2018, while Apple Remains the Key Driver, Says TrendForce

Apple’s launch of iPhone X has led to a wave of 3D sensing technology, bringing its key component—vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL)—into the spotlight. However, the number of VCSEL suppliers with mass production capacity is very limited due to technical barriers, leading to short supply of VCSELs and thus delaying Android camp’s plan to follow suit. TrendForce estimates the penetration rate of 3D sensing in smartphones will grow from 2.1% in 2017 to 13.1% in 2018, while Apple remains the major adopter.
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2018-03-07

JBD Devises New Micro LED Technology to Make Ultra-Compact Micro LED Microdisplays

JBD, a HK-based startup founded in 2015, carried out extensive research and development work to realize inorganic compound semiconductor material based display technology. Near the end of 2017, JBD introduced a new Micro LED technology for microdisplay manufacturing. LEDinside contacted Dr. Fang Ou, CTO, and Dr. Lei Zhang, CEO of JBD, and got the information about the technique in detail.
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2018-03-07

Velodyne LiDAR Showcases Everything You Need to Know about the Future of Roadway Safety

To galvanize Velodyne’s educational efforts, the company has released “LiDAR 101,” a video showcasing how LiDAR sensors contribute to autonomous technology.
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2018-03-07

Cree Acquires Infineon RF Power Business for € 345 Million

Cree, Inc. has acquired assets of Infineon Technologies AG Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business for approximately € 345 million. The transaction expands the Cree Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity.
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2018-03-06

Mini LED and VCSEL Earn Profits for Epistar Through Slow Season

Taiwan-based LED chip manufacturer Epistar reported a decrease of 8.59% MoM and a growth of 11.52% YoY in its revenue for January 2018. The slow season and the price decline of LED are factored in for the decrease.
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2018-03-06

Chinese LED Makers Interested in Buying GE’s Remaining Lighting Units

Chinese lighting companies MLS Co. and Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co. are seeking financial supports for bidding GE’s asset, Reuters reported. The deal is potentially to amount at USD 1 billion, according to sources in the industry.
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2018-03-06

[Video] New 2018 QLED TVs to Be Unveiled on March 7 in New York

Samsung Electronics’ newest QLED TVs will offer an unrivalled viewing experience when they are revealed in New York, USA.
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2018-03-06

[Financial Updates] Lextar Focuses on QD, Mini LED Backlight and IR LED

LED vertical integration manufacturer Lextar Electronics registered a revenue of NTD 760 million (USD 25.97 million) for February, down 21.7% MoM. The company attributed the revenue decline to the Chinese New Year holiday and product mix adjustment.
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2018-03-05

ITRI: Taiwan Should Hold on to Micro LED to Bring Its Display Industry to Life

The TFT-LCD market has already become a red ocean. Korea and Japan take the lead in the OLED market. In terms of display technologies, Taiwan should seize the chance to pioneer the development of Micro LED if it wants to secure a competitive share in the global display market in the future.
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2018-03-03

Highlight of the Month: Smart Lighting Takes off

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is definitely pushing our technology to a new level. Now, we can combine LED lighting with sensing and data analyzing capabilities. All these bring the LED industry opportunities to connect with future technologies.
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2018-02-27

Philips Lighting Reduces Carbon Emissions by 20% in 2017

Philips Lighting announced that in 2017 it reduced its carbon footprint by 20% to 325 kilotonnes CO2 and increased its use of electricity from renewable sources from 67% to 80%. These results highlight the progress the company is making on its Brighter Lives, Better World sustainability program, which was launched in 2016.
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2018-02-27

Cree Announces Long-Term Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement with Infineon

Cree announces that it signed a strategic long-term agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to Infineon Technologies AG
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2018-02-27

[Financial Updates] Philips Lighting Intends to Repurchase 2.2 Million Shares from Royal Philips

Philips Lighting announces that it intends to repurchase 2.2 million of its ordinary shares from Royal Philips.
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2018-02-27

Demand for Smart Home Accelerates the Development of Smart Lighting

LED lighting industry has been developing towards smart lighting in recent years in order to avoid involving in price wars. In the era of IoT, lighting is no longer individual product, but a systematical solution. Manufacturers are trying to enhance the added value of lighting equipment by integrating functions like Internet of Things and ambient sensing. International manufacturers such as Philips, Osram, and Opple Lighting, a Chinese maker, have all invested heavily in smart lighting R&D to lay the foundation for future market.
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2018-02-27

Opportunities and Challenges in OLED Lighting Market

Currently, automotive lighting is reported to be the most promising and most mature application market for OLED lighting. In fact, with the latest integration of LED technology, lighting has become a significant feature of cars with potential value rather than a basic function of vehicles, and OLEDs have the real potential to differentiate themselves from LEDs and can provide new added values. The BMW M4 GTS, introduced in 2016, is the first commercial vehicle to incorporate OLED technology in taillights.
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2018-02-26

LG Display to Rival Samsung in Micro LED TV Space

TV makers, especially Samsung and LG Display, are scrambling for changes and quality upgrades for their products. In 2018, the focus of the competition between the two Korean display manufacturers will shift from QLED vs. OLED to Micro LED.
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2018-02-26

Smart Lighting Most Widely Adopted in Industrial Market Yet Grows at Fastest Pace in Residential Space

Smart lighting has been developed for years, but products and applications are not really used widely. In 2017, however, smart lighting has entered rapid development. According to the latest data of LEDinside, the global smart lighting market reached close to US$4.6 billion in 2017 with an annual growth rate of 95%. The market size is expected to reach US$13.4 billion in 2020.
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2018-02-26

HC Semitek Makes Big Push for Advanced Semiconductors Including Micro LED, VCSEL, IR LED

Chinese LED maker HC Semitek announced it has signed an investment framework agreement to establish projects of advanced semiconductors and devices in the Yiwu Information and Optoelectronics Hi-Tech Industrial Park. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by the Yiwu Municipal People’s Government.
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2018-02-26

Big Names in the Wave of Connected Lighting and Smart Cities

It’s not a coincidence that multinational lighting conglomerates like Philips Lighting and LEDVANCE have lately been undergoing transformations, including product mix adjustment, more investments in smart lighting, cutting jobs and quitting production related to traditional lighting.
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2018-02-26

LEDinside: Development of Smart LED Lighting Market and Trends in Communication Technology in 2017-2020

The rise of the Internet of Things has led LED lighting to networked high-value digital lighting. Smart systems can collect information of users and environment, etc., make data analysis, and then adjust devices. Personalized and human-centric smart lighting has become the focus of future industrial development.
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2018-02-23

How OLED Oversupply Will Affect Opportunity of Mini LED in Smartphone Display Market

Here begins a debate: when Mini LED is ready to enter the smartphone display market, it have to face an oversupply of OLED screens. Does Mini LED still have chances to grow in this space? And for how long can it last?
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2018-02-23

Smart Lighting Control Systems are Solving Real-World Problems

LED lighting has come a long way from its initial days. Today it is combined with digital lighting controls to create smart lighting solutions that dramatically save on energy consumption and the related operating costs. But in addition to these savings, organizations deploying smart lighting solutions are achieving impressive results in other ways. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
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2018-02-23

Universal Display Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Universal Display Corporation reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.
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2018-02-22

Universal Display to Supply OLED Materials to Samsung and Govisionox Based on New Agreements

Universal Display Corporation this month has confirmed two partnerships for OLED production.
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2018-02-22

SloanLED Awarded Engen Project

SloanLED announces it has won a national rollout LED lighting upgrade with Engen, one of Africa’s energy companies. The Engen program has commenced with several trial sites in South Africa utilizing SloanLED’s lighting solution.
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2018-02-22

ESCO Ameresco Delivers Energy Savings Projects to Four Colleges in Scotland

Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company providing energy infrastructure solutions, announced that its UK operation was awarded and delivered a £3 million energy performance contract (EPC) across four colleges in Scotland—Edinburgh College, Borders College, Newbattle Abbey College, and West Lothian College.
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2018-02-21

NTU Researchers Devise Ultra Efficient LED-based Train Headlight

Researchers have designed a new LED-based train headlight that uses a tenth of the energy required for headlights using conventional light sources. If operated 8 hours every day, the electricity savings of the new design would reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by about 152 kilograms per year.
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2018-02-21

Seoul Semiconductor Invalidates Everlight’s Patent in the UK and Holds Everlight Responsible for Paying Significant Litigation Costs to Seoul

Seoul Semiconductor on February 20 has won the patent invalidity litigation action that was filed against Everlight Electronics in the United Kingdom.
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2018-02-21

India-based Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting Launches Smart Home Solution

Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, one of the fastest growing FMCG companies in India has launched Wipro Z Nxt, an integrated home automation solution. This system enables the user to transform any ordinary home into a smart home, where the complete household can be controlled from any smart devices, anywhere in the world.
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Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE

The significant drop in light output (green gap phenomenon) exhibited by green LEDs has often been the cause of efficiency problems and high costs in customer applications. For its indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based green LEDs, Osram Opto Se... READ MORE