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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2018-10-19

Panasonic to End Production of Mercury Lamp and Strengthen Its LED Lighting Products

Japan-based electronics company Panasonic has announced that the company will quit production of mercury lamps by the end of June 2020 and promote LED lighting replacement in response to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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2018-10-17

[BioOpto Japan 2018] Bioraytron Offers High Lux UV-C LED Module to Enhance UV-C LED Water Sterilizer Market Penetration

Professional UV and IR LED manufacturer High Power Lighting (HPL) has partnered with Epileds to establish a joint venture, Bioraytron. Bioraytron is a DUV LED manufacture company specializing in vertically integration of DUV LED from the production of epitaxy and wafer to packaging. Bioraytron will participate in BioOpto Japan 2018. The 10th BioOpto Japan will be held from October 17th to 19th 2018 in Chiba, Japan.
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2018-10-16

Alabama Power Grows Crops in a Shipping Container with LED Lighting

Alabama Power has established an innovation project to grow food in a shipping container retrofitted with LED lighting provided by Freight Farm. The aim of the project is to find out if the cost of using electricity to power indoor agriculture is more efficient and feasible in comparison with traditional agriculture.
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2018-10-16

Tokyo District Court Dismisses Everlight’s Patent Claims against Nichia

Nichia reported a new update of its patent lawsuit with Everlight, the Taiwanese package company. 
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2018-10-15

Researchers Create Sand to Generate Sun-Like LEDs which Cut off the Impacts of Blue Light

A Spanish research team has developed a new light emitting material which generates light source that is similar to the sun and reduces the harmfulness of blue light. The result was published in Materials Horizons in September 2018. 
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2018-10-15

Micro-LED Patent Application from Apple Published in Europe

A European Apple patent application related to the technology of Micro LED display was published, reported Patently Apple.
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2018-10-15

Taiwanese LED Companies Post Revenue for September Sales

Taiwanese LED companies have registered their revenue for September and most of them posted an on-year decrease. 
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2018-10-12

Mitsubishi Electric Tests Wind LiDAR and Water Vapor DIAL for Torrential Rain Forecasting

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has reported its testing of a new system equipped with wind LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and water vapor DIAL (differential absorption LIDAR). The testing is aimed at developing measuring methods to forecast torrential rain.
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2018-10-12

LED Technology Breakthrough: LED Performance Advances with Perovskite

  Scientists have continuously worked on improving the performance of LED. LED based on Perovskite (PLED) could be a new approach. Scientists have found out that the performance of the material surpasses OLED and that it could be processed with low cost solutions. Two research teams have published their studies of perovskite LED on Nature in October, notifying the potential of its further development.
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2018-10-11

BOE to Break into OLED Supply Chain of Samsung

Chinese panel maker BOE has attempted to supply its OLED panels to Samsung Electronics, according to Korean media, The Investor. The report said BOE has been working on samples for the panels used in Samsung’s Galaxy Watch.
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2018-10-09

Neo Lights Holdings to Manufacture LED Products in India

The U.S.-based LED technology developer, Neo Lights Holdings, has aimed to set up its manufacturing facilities in India and announced that the company is in discussion with several Indian producers to determine the optimized approaches of collaboration. 
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2018-10-08

Epistar Announces Revenue Growth with Sales of LED Backlight and Fine Pitch Products

With the orders of backlight products and fine pitch displays, Epistar has reached the highest monthly revenue of NT$ 1.93 billion (US$ 62.38 million) of the year in September with an increase of 1.36% MoM and a decrease of 22% YoY. 
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2018-10-08

Pick Berries in Winter with LED Lights

The development of LED applications in horticulture has continued to transform our understanding of farming. Delphy, a Dutch company, has recently conducted research on growing raspberries and blackberries with LED lighting, aiming to harvest them during winter.
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2018-10-08

Lextar Continues Product Adjustments and New Technology Developments

Lextar has reported revenue drop in September due to its continuous product adjustments. The company registered a revenue of NT$ 98 million (US$ 3.17 million) for September with a decrease of 6.7% YoY. 
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2018-10-05

Osram and mantro Develop a Sensor to Optimize Office Building Management

Osarm has cooperated with German company builder mantro to develop VISN, a product for analyzing and optimizing spaces in the office. The two companies are presenting the product at the Expo Real trade fair from October 8th – 10th in Munich, Germany. 
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2018-10-05

Velodyne LiDAR Illustrates How Road Safety Can be Improved with Autonomous Cars

Velodyne LiDAR, the world leader in 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, has been working on promoting the safety of autonomous cars. The company will hold the World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology to address safety issues and public concern regarding autonomous vehicles in Santa Clara, California, on October 18th. In addition, it has partnered with non-profit organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to create an educational website providing information about how autonomous vehicles can help to prevent roadway collisions.
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2018-10-04

Jaguar Land Rover Puts LED “Eyes” on Its Autonomous Car

Automotive LED application has provided advanced light sources for drivers and now it offers a new function: creating eyes for self-driving cars like those of Herbie’s. 
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2018-10-04

Nobel Laureate Hirosh Amano Shares Insights about Blue and UV-C LED Development and the Potential of GaN Power

Dr. Hiroshi Amano, a 2014 Nobel laureate in physics, delivered a lecture at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan on October 3rd, sharing his research progress on GaN blue LED with Prof. Isamu Akasaki and how he has transferred his research focus from blue LED to UV LED and GaN power. He also highlighted the potential applications of GaN technology in the era of IoT and 5G. 
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2018-10-02

LG Display to Cut Jobs after Shifting Its Focus from LCD to OLED

LG Display has confirmed its plan to cut jobs through voluntary retirement as the company intends to shift its product portfolio from LCD display to OLED display which requires less production workforce, reported Reuters.
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2018-10-02

Taiwanese LED Packaging Companies Respond to the Trade War by Adjusting Their Product Mix

Taiwan-based LED packagers Edison Opto and Bright LED Electronics (BRTLED) have reported their strategies in response to the price competition of LED products and the impacts of trade war. 
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2018-10-02

Epileds Continues to Push Micro/Mini LED Progress

Taiwanese LED wafer and chip maker Epileds has reportedly continued its progress in developing Micro LED/Mini LED products. However, impacted by the price pressure and severe competition, the company’s performance for 3Q18 turned out flat.
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2018-10-01

Blue and Red LED Lights Save Birds from Collisions

People have continued to discover more applications and functions of LED lights. Researchers at Purdue University have found that blue and red LED can be used to prevent birds from colliding with human structures and vehicles.
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2018-10-01

Nick Klase Step Down and David Cohen to Become the New CEO of Fluence Bioengineering

Nick Klase, co-founder and CEO of Fluence Bioengineering, has appointed Dave Cohen as the new CEO of the company and he will move into a new role in the company’s R&D team.
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE