2021-10-22

Lumentum Announces Industry-First 10 Watt Flood Illuminator Modules for Next-Generation 3D Sensing Applications

Available in an industry-standard package with multiple fields of illumination, flexible peak power, and integrated monitoring for closed loop control and eye-safety functionality SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumentum Holdings Inc. ("Lumentum"), a leading provider of innovative 3D sensing components, today announced an industry first, 10 W flood illuminator module that incorporates a high-performance three-junction vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) array for consumer and industrial 3D sensing application...
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2021-10-22

Black Shark and Huami Launch New AMOLED Products featuring Screens Made by Samsung and Visionox

After Xiaomi released two AMOLED products last month, the tech company’s affiliate under MiOT Ecosystem Black Shark announced its gaming smartphone 4S—also featuring an AMOLED screen—on October 11. The next day, Huami (Xiaomi’s wearable affiliate) launched three AMOLED products. Black Shark’s AMOLED Smartphone Launched on Oct. 13 At 15:00 of October 13, the gaming phone maker officially launched its 4S series. The 4S features a Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 870 processor, 6.67-inch AMOLED flat screen...
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2021-10-22

LG Displays Expands OLED Production, Causing Another Drop in TV Panel Prices

LG Display (LGD)—a South Korea-based major supplier—announced a plan to expand OLED production, causing the price of OLED panels for TVs to plummet again. Shortly before the announcement, OLED panels, for the first time in three years, witnessed a price increase in April–June thanks to demand from the stay-at-home economy and rise of OLED TV sales, The Nikkei reported on October 13. In practice, panel and TV suppliers negotiate with each other and decide the price. During the July–September period, the trade price of OLED...
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2021-10-21

LG Micro LED Technology Nabs Top Presidential Award at Int’l Light Convergence EXPO 2021

Innovation Opens Up Opportunities for Micro LED Displays with Enhanced Picture Quality, Deeper Blacks and Customization Options SEOUL, Oct. 13, 2021 — LG Electronics’ Micro LED technology has been named the recipient of the Presidential Award at the International Light Convergence EXPO 2021, which kicked off today in South Korea. LG developed a new application method by which the RGB chips are transferred directly on the Thin Film Transistor (TFT) glass backplane rather than the traditional printed circuit board, taking...
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2021-10-21

2022 MacBook Air Rumors: Non-Tapered Design With Notched Mini-LED Display, MagSafe, 'M2' Chip, and More

Following the highly accurate leaks about the new MacBook Pros that were first reported by MacRumors, we now have clearer details and more certain expectations about the next-generation MacBook Air that Apple is working on. Here's everything we've learned in the past few months.     Here Comes the Notch (Again)   The next-generation ‌MacBook Air‌ will feature a notch in the display housing. This is according to Ty98, the same leaker who was first to mention the notch on t...
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2021-10-21

Apple Rumored to Launch 27-Inch Mini-LED iMac With ProMotion in Early 2022

Apple is planning to introduce a new 27-inch iMac in early 2022, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young. This information comes from both Young's tweets and additional details that he shared with MacRumors. Young told MacRumors that the 27-inch display for the iMac will feature mini-LED backlighting, which likely means that it will have XDR branding. Young tweeted that Apple is currently planning to release the new iMac in the first quarter of 2022. Young added that the 27-inch iMac display will feature ProMotion, allowing for...
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2021-10-20

Sharp announces new TV brand “AQUOS X LED” miniLED adopted –Engadget Japanese version

The “AQUOS XLED” is a display that uses the “miniLED” to dramatically improve brightness and contrast by laying small LEDs in the backlight part of the liquid crystal at high density.   Unlike organic EL, where the pixels emit light by themselves, conventional liquid crystal displays illuminate the screen with a single backlight, so it is not suitable for partially increasing brightness or displaying jet black, but using miniLED as the backlight. By using it and controlling it integrally with the image, it is possible to express an imag...
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2021-10-20

TCL Announced Smart Glasses with a Color MicroLED Display

TCL announced a new AR smartglasses product, which it calls the Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition. TCL did not reveal much, but it says the color display is based on microLED technology, with a pixel pitch of 4 um. TCL did not release any estimated shipping dates or a price for this new product, which is likely still at an early stage.   <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QMHBD2liMBI" title="Yo...
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2021-10-20

Porotech Creates World’s First Native Red InGaN Microdisplay

  19 October, 2021 – A microdisplay breakthrough from University of Cambridge spin-out Porotech is set to accelerate the long-awaited commercialisation of augmented reality (AR) glasses. The micro-LED pioneer has created the world’s first microdisplay based on native red indium gallium nitride (InGaN) – with an active area of 0.55 inches diagonally and a resolution of 960×540.   Until now, it has only been possible to produce blue and green microdisplays using GaN-based light-emitting devices – with red emission...
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2021-10-20

Fluence by OSRAM Debuts Products at MJBizCon 2021, Helping Cannabis Cultivators Grow Smarter Through Innovative LED Technology

AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 19, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today it will debut products at MJBizCon 2021, including its high-output SPYDR 2h, SPYDR Fang, waterproof RAZR Enclosed and next-generation RAPTR top light as well as its new lighting controls, Wireless Flex Dimming and the SHYFT Light Scheduler.   Following the announcement of its multiyear global research study results—which showcased th...
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2021-10-19

New Opel Astra Launches with Premium LED Light from ZKW

Intelligent, high-resolution Pixel Lite ensures better road safety and comfort ZKW installed the first version of the pioneering LED Matrix light in the Opel Astra in 2015. Now, the next stage of development is ready to launch: With a total of 168 LED elements (84 per headlamp), the “Intelli-Lux” Pixel Lite developed by the Wieselburg lighting specialists delivers a precise and fluid lighting gradient tailored to the specific situation at hand, without creating glare for other road users. The light module and electronic components are integra...
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2021-10-19

Absen to Showcase the Latest LED Display Solutions at InfoComm 2021

Leading LED display brand. Absen will exhibit its latest solutions at InfoComm 2021 (Booth #1008) from October 27-29. As the largest, most exciting event focused on the Pro-AV industry, InfoComm gathers thousands of industry experts, AV managers, end-users and integrators from all over the world. It will show the latest and most advanced audiovisual technology.An LED virtual studio made by Absen MR Series (floor screen) and PL Series (backdrop screen) will be featured in the booth.  Absen's professional LED virtual studio sol...
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2021-10-19

Chip Shortage Tanks GM's Third-quarter Sales

GM on Friday said it sold about 447,000 vehicles from July through September, down 32.8% from a year earlier. The decline was slightly wider than industry analysts' expectations of 28.9% and 31.5%. GM continues to maintain its financial guidance for the year, including adjusted earnings between $11.5 billion and $13.5 billion, or $5.40 to $6.40 a share. DETROIT – General Motors' U.S. vehicle sales during the third quarter plummeted by more than 30% from last year as an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips interrupted vehicle product...
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2021-10-15

Digital Sun Protection – ams Osram Launches Industry-First, Ultra-Small Ambient Light Sensor

Compact TSL2585 ambient light sensor (ALS) is the first product of its kind to support UV-A radiation detection UV-A rays penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and can have significant health consequences Thanks to the UV-A detection of the new ALS, users can be warned of excessive UV-A exposure at an early stage High-sensitivity Photopic and IR channels enable accurate ambient light sensing behind low transmissivity materials and OLED displays Premstaetten, Austria (4th October, 2021) — ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a ...
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2021-10-15

Sharp and OPPO End Global Patent Litigations by Signing Cross-License Agreement

On October 8, Sharp announced that it has signed a cross-license agreement with OPPO, which covers global patent licenses for communications standards involved in the two parties’ end product sales. Meanwhile, the two companies agreed to withdraw lawsuits against each other, ultimately ending patent litigations and disputes between the two in various countries since 2020. To protect its intellectual property, Sharp filed a patent infringement lawsuit against OPPO in March 2020 in the German Regional Court of Munich and District Court of Mannheim. The Japan...
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2021-10-15

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series Natural Spectrum LEDs Selected for Global Lighting Brand LEDVANCE’s Sun@Home Family Products for Human Centric Lighting

LEDVANCE Sun@Home family designed with SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs (Graphic: Business Wire)   MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED technology, announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, which implement light that closely matches the spectrum of sunlight, has been adopted by Global lighting brand LEDVANCE for its new family of products Sun@Home. “The light closest to the sun for human well-being&rdq...
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2021-10-15

New Level of Interaction – ams Osram Expands VCSEL-Portfolio for 3D Gesture Recognition

Bidos P2433 Q flood illuminator family provides industry leading small package and convince with high efficiency and performance New devices combine VCSEL emitter and photodiode in one package, simplifying integration effort for system suppliers Four different versions of Bidos P2433 Q enable leading-edge 3D Time-of-Flight systems like gesture recognition in augmented and virtual reality glasses   Premstaetten, Austria (14th October, 2021) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, expands its 3D sensing portfo...
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2021-10-15

Youngwoo DSP to Develop MicroLED Package

Youngwoo DSP said on Wednesday that it has chosen to lead a national project to develop a new MicroLED package technology. The project given by South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy is aiming to develop an ultra-small RGB layer based MicroLED manufacturing technology. The project will be given a 25.36 billion won budget and will last until December 31, 2024. The technology aims to transfer LED chips at the wafer level. This technology will allow for the production of a 360ppi resolution display panel. Youngwoo DSP said the ...
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2021-10-14

HTC Vive Flow headset images leak days before reported launch

  Wed, October 13, 2021, 1:03 PM Mariella Moon·Associate Editor HTC is expected to launch a new VR headset within the week, but you don't have to wait till then to see what it looks like. A collection of Vive Flow images has made its way online, courtesy of evleaks, before the launch event. According to Protocol, the Vive Flow is a lightweight headset developed for consumers under the internal name "Hue." The Bluetooth SIG consortium previously published documents describing Hue as a VR AIO (all-in-one) product, which means the...
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2021-10-14

Light Field Lab Unveils SolidLight™ - The Highest Resolution Holographic Display Platform Ever Designed

First Large-Format Modular Holographic Video Walls Feature 10 Billion Pixels Per Meter² Generating Digital Objects that Escape the Screen and Merge with Reality SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Field Lab today announced SolidLight™, the highest resolution holographic display platform ever designed. Light Field Lab's technologies combine unprecedented size, resolution and density to project SolidLight Objects that accurately move, refract and reflect in physical space. The directly emissive mod...
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2021-10-14

MacBook Pro Models Said to Start at 16GB RAM and 512GB Storage, Feature Upgraded 1080p Webcams and New Charging Brick

With the MacBook-centric Apple event now set for Monday, October 18, leakers are beginning to share a few new details that we haven't previously heard about the machines.   According to Dylandkt, the base 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will feature 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage space, which is in line with the current high-end 13 and 16-inch MacBook Pro options.   As he has said previously, the new MacBook Pro models are also expected to feature an upgraded 1080p webcam, and the M1X chip will have the same configuration ...
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2021-10-14

Seoul Semiconductor Files Filament LED Patent Lawsuit against Feit Electric’s Distributor for Infringement of 16 LED Patents

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.Seoul Semiconductor’s 16 patented Technologies   “While global companies emphasize corporate responsibility, such as ESG, many companies still manufacture and sell products that may infringe intellectual properties in order to gain short-term profits,” said Myeong-Ki Hong, CEO of Seoul. “We are concerned that young innovators and small businesses are the ones who are harmed,” he added.   About Seoul Semiconductor   www.seoulsemicon.com/en...
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2021-10-13

Pseudo-substrates Promise To Produce Better Red MicroLEDs

By reducing strain with an InGaN layer on a buried oxide, red-emitting InGaN-based microLEDs are tipped to yield higher efficiencies While phosphide-based structures lead the way for making most red LEDs, their performance plummets as dimensions decrease. When shrunk below 10 µm, which is the size these microLEDs need to be for displays for virtual and augmented reality, losses are exacerbated by long carrier diffusion lengths and a high density of surface defects at sidewalls. Pioneering an alternative is a French partnership between the University of Gren...
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2021-10-12

San’an Plans to Raise Up to 7.9 Billion Yuan for Mini/Micro LED Investments

Despite being a major target of LED and display companies, Mini LED and Micro LED have yet to mature, thereby requiring funding supports. On September 29, San’an Optoelectronics announced a plan to raise 7.9 billion yuan ($1.22 billion) through private placement. The raised capital will be put into the industrialization projects of Mini/Micro LED displays at the company’s plant in Hubei, China and used to supplement circulating capital. San’an Increases Investments in Mini/Micro LED Projects to Target at High-end Markets Due to ove...
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2021-10-12

Ouster to Acquire Sense Photonics to Form Ouster Automotive and Establish a Digital Lidar Powerhouse

Ouster’s mission is to increase the safety of our world and improve quality of life by bringing affordable, high-performance digital lidar technology to multiple markets. The automotive industry specifically is at the center of the autonomous revolution. Autonomy is a paradigm shift that will bring new levels of life-saving technology to the cars we drive. Affordable, mass-manufactured lidar sensors are one of the key enabling technologies for this progress. And commercializing lidar that can bring about that paradigm shift is the immense challenge Ouster has undertaken. T...
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2021-10-12

ROHM’s 75W High Optical Output Laser Diode for LiDAR

High density emission, along with the industry’s narrowest width, supports longer distances and higher accuracy in LiDAR-equipped applications Santa Clara, CA and Kyoto, Japan, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROHM Semiconductor today announced they have developed a high optical output laser diode, the RLD90QZW3, for applications such as AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) and service robots in the industrial equipment sector and robot vacuums in the consumer field that incorporate LiDAR for distance measurement and spat...
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2021-10-12

Skyview Capital Acquires Digital Lumens and Encelium Lighting Solutions Business

Skyview Capital has Acquired Digital Lumens and Encelium Business Units to Accelerate Investment in Growth, Innovation, and Market Adoption   LOS ANGELES, September 24, 2021 – Skyview Capital, a global private investment firm, announced that it has acquired the Digital Lumens and Encelium businesses from Osram Licht AG. Terms were not disclosed.   Digital Lumens and Encelium’s advanced Lighting Controls solutions provide leading-edge software and hardware to improve and automate the lighting of com...
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2021-10-12

Fluence Supported Research Identifies Surge in LED Adoption Across All Cannabis Cultivation Stages in Sixth Annual “State of the Cannabis Lighting Market” Report

Produced by Cannabis Business Times, the report notes increased LED implementation amid technology advancements and ongoing education AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 12, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM(Fluence), a leading global provider of energyefficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today announced the release of the sixth annual “State of the Cannabis Lighting Market” report produced by Cannabis Business Times, a national publication dedicated to the ongoing advancement of legal cannabis cultivators.   The res...
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2021-10-08

LITEON files complaint against Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) LITEON safeguards and protects the intellectual property rights and interests of its clients

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, October 8, 2021 – Lite-On Technology Corporation (“LITEON”) has filed a patent infringement suit against Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”) September 17, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, asserting infringement of LITEON’s UV LED patents and demanding a judgment that SETi has infringed and seeking an injunction and an award of damages. The claims relate to the UV LED package, LED chip, and epitaxial layer growth. LITEON ...
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2021-10-08

Ledman Unveils Giant 138″ Micro LED Display for Home Theaters with Determination to Enter Home Display Market

The advantages of Micro LED in contrast, gamut, resolution and color rendering have made a visual feast possible, allowing this “Black Technology” to garner consumer attention. Mostly being applied to commercial scenarios, Micro LED has been benefiting from increasingly mature technologies and reduced costs. Therefore, Micro LED is transitioning from business to consumer markets and has become the top choice of home theaters.   Micro LED Is Becoming a New Favorite of Home Theaters   According to research company TrendForce’s opt...
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XLamp® XP-G3 LEDs are optimized for directional, high lumen lighting applications where efficacy and optical control are critical, such as roadway, portable and horticulture. The compact and proven 3.45 mm XP platform has an excellent ecosyst... READ MORE

Nichia further demonstrates its commitment in UV-C LED technology with its release of the high output NC4U334BR. Tokushima, Japan — 6 October 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness bl... READ MORE