2021-04-09

LG to Shut Down Smartphone Department in July, with a Continuous Sales of Existing Inventory

LG Electronics officially announced on April 5th its exit from the smartphone business after years of drastic losses in the ferocious smartphone market. In a particular statement, LG stated that it will continue selling its existing inventory, and the current equipment will receive constant after-sales support and software updates. LG expects to terminate its smartphone business prior to the end of July, though the company will continue on the R&D of relevant communication technology such as 6G so as to further enhance its competitiveness in other fields. As pointed o...
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2021-04-09

FFALCON of TCL Announced Mini LED TV Starting From RMB 4,999

Emerging brand FFALCON of TCL recently hosted a product launch named “TALK Until Levitation”, and announced the FFALCON R645C Mini LED TV series, among which the 55”, 65”, and 75” R645Cs are priced at RMB 4,999, RMB 6,499 and RMB 8,999 respectively. FFALCON R645C TV Specifications: Exterior Design: metal bezel, measures at 24.8mm in thickness. Bezel Width: upper bezel 2.5mm, bottom bezel 22.6mm, left and right bezels 2.5mm Display Specifications: ultra-high 4K resolution, supports HDR and...
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2021-04-08

Tier-One US LED Supplier Adopts Aixtron MOCVD Solutions for Micro LED Development

Recently, Aixtron announced that it has been supplying the AIX G5+ C MOCVD system for Micro LED manufacturing to a tier-one US LED supplier, though Aixtron did not disclose the identity of the US company and further details of the transaction. One of the key parts of Micro LED manufacturing is mass transfer. Achieving Micro LED mass transfer requires significantly more stringent wavelength uniformity and defect density parameters during the epitaxy process, compared to conventional LEDs. For Micro LED mass production to be viable, manufacturers ...
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2021-04-08

Haier India introduces UV Clean Pro Air Conditioner for Healthy Air

Haier’s new UV Clean Pro air conditioner eliminates virus through its built-in LED UV light that sterilizes the surrounding by providing clean and breathable air The AC aims to redefine innovation with contactless connectivity, AI-enabled voice control, and a unique convertible feature that optimizes energy saving  New Delhi, 31 March, 2021: Haier, the global leader in Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics and World's Number 1 brand in Major Appliances for 12 Consecutive Years*, augmented its AC line-up for the summer season wit...
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2021-04-07

Japanese Nobel Prize laureate, Isamu Akasaki Who Invented High Efficiency Blue LED Passed Away

According to NHK, Japanese scientist Isamu Akasaki died at age 92 on April 1st, in one of the hospitals in Nagoya, Japan due to pneumonia. Photo credit: Meijo University Isamu Akasaki was born in 1929 at Kagoshima Prefecture. He graduated from Kyoto University's science department and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. Later on, he worked in Kobe Industries Corp., Nagoya University, and Matsushita Research Institute Tokyo, Inc. (MRIT), respectively. In 1981, he became a professor of Nagoya University. In 1992, he began to wor...
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2021-04-07

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves Historical High First Quarter Revenues Increased by 28.3% YoY

Continued to record over KRW 300 billion for three consecutive Recorded the highest first quarter consolidated revenue at KRW 312 billion Expected to grow by another double-digit in the second quarter Secured a foundation for sustainable growth with leading 2nd generation patented LED technologies Company will report details of the first quarter earnings and a sales guidance for the second quarter at the end of April   ANSAN, South Korea (April 7, 2021) – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), ...
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2021-04-06

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings

Achieved the historical highest first quarter sales at KRW 120 billion amid low seasonality New sales recognized from the 2nd generation leading technology products such as Micro LED and VCSEL Expected to grow up to double digits in sales this year as sound growth trend continues   ANSAN, South Korea (April 6, 2021) – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced that despite low seasonality, it achieved the highest first quarter sales of all time (preliminary sales announc...
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2021-04-06

GE Current, a Daintree Company, Announces the Acquisition of Forum Lighting

CLEVELAND, April 5, 2021—GE Current, a Daintree company (Current), today announced the acquisition of Forum Inc. (Forum), a privately held, Pittsburgh-based architectural linear luminaire company with a 50-plus-year record of high-quality exceptional products and proven manufacturing capabilities. Forum has manufactured lighting for numerous landmark projects, including the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, Cleveland Clinic and the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh. This transaction expands Current’s architectura...
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2021-03-31

Beauty is in the LED of the beholder: LEDs for optical food sorting applications

The agricultural and food processing industries have long pioneered the automation arena as they scramble to provide sustenance to an ever-growing population. It is a sector on which almost all of us rely in order to survive and, in some cases, try to lead a healthy lifestyle. Aside from constantly evolving tools for the harvesting of raw food, mechanical sorting has been around longer than you might think, with the first food sorting machines appearing in the mid-1920s and early 1930s. During the early days, fluorescent lamps provided powerful visible light illumination, while haloge...
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2021-03-31

MR Series Launches to US Market

<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fPykIeS_d6Y" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe>Orlando, FL (US), 30th March 2021 – Absen Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a new LED solution to the North America market, the MR series, an LED solution for the rental & staging and virtual studio market. Available in the 4.8mm, the MR series is a high impact floor display for interac...
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2021-03-30

Tier 1 US LED Manufacturer selects AIXTRON’s AIX G5+ C for Micro LEDs

Micro LED technology is on the verge of revolutionizing the display industry / AIXTRON tool of record qualified for the tightened Micro LED market requirements / AIX G5+ C impressive track record extended Herzogenrath/Germany, March 30, 2021 - Greater colors, brighter images, higher energy-efficiencies. These are the properties of the ultimate display technology for tomorrow's mobile devices and televisions. Micro LED technology enables these features and is on the verge of revolutionizing the display industry. The Micro LED technology is on the ro...
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2021-03-23

STAr Technologies introduces a new integrated test system for MicroLED devices

Taiwan-based STAr Technologies launched a new inspection system for MicroLEDs and mini-LEDs devices. the Unicorn-LAIT is an integrated system with parallel test instrument, probe station and probe cards and can meet mass production needs. STAr says that its new system enables alignment of up to 6-inch wafers and probe cards for automatic probing test. The parallel test instrument will be based on STAr Taurus-LPX with PMU capable of performing 48 to a maximum of 240 LEDs in parallel. Attributed to the efficient system structure, The STAr Unicorn-L...
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2021-03-19

Miniaturising Red MicroLEDs

Porosification of InGaN provides a foundation for brighter red microLEDs Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), claim to have provided the first demonstration of InGaN-based red microLEDs with dimensions below 10 μm. Their work includes a measurement of the on-wafer external quantum efficiency (EQE) - a value of 0.2 percent. The team's miniaturised microLED will help the development of displays based on these devices and green and blue cousins. Screens formed from a vast number of tiny LEDs promise to deliver greater...
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2021-03-16

NICHIA’s advanced phosphor technology LEDs deliver industry’s highest joint-boost in color rendering and efficacy

H6 LED series raises the bar in lighting quality and overall effectiveness in discerning environments Tokushima, Japan – 15 March 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its H6 series. Implemented into NICHIA’s 3030 mid-power 757 package to start, the new family of LEDs delivers the highest multi-level boost in color rendition and efficacy whilst maintaining the outstanding lifetime expected from NICHIA. Indeed, the H6 series delivers a color rendering ind...
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2021-03-15

Hamamatsu Photonics Has Developed A System For High-speed Inspection Of Micro-leds On Wafers To Detect Abnormalities In Their External Appearance, Intensity And Wavelength Of Their Light Emissions

Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a system for high-speed inspection of micro-LEDs on wafers to detect abnormalities in their external appearance, intensity and wavelength of their light emissions. This inspection system utilizes a photoluminescence (PL) measurement technique* that is based on our advanced image processing technology and a newly developed imaging module with our unique optical design technology. We call this micro-LED PL inspection system the ‘MiNYTM PL’, type number C15740-01. The MiNYTM PL makes fast pass/fail decisions when ins...
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2021-03-15

Compound Photonics Partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Manufacture World’s First Monolithic Microdisplay for Real-Time AR

Compound Photonics partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to manufacture IntelliPix™ microdisplay technology platform, which provides backplane design options to enable microLED or Liquid Crystal on Silicon. (Image Source: CP Display) Chandler, Ariz., and Santa Clara, Calif., March 10, 2021 – Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP, also known as CP Display), a leader in microdisplay solutions for Augmented/Mixed Reality (AR/MR), and GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®), the world’s leading specialty foundry, today an...
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2021-03-12

Osram invests in UV LED specialist Bolb Inc.

- Osram acquires around 20 percent of US company Bolb Inc. via its venture capital arm Fluxunit - Strategic investment is an important building block for the development of cutting-edge UV-C LED products - Special lighting technology enables disinfection of water, surfaces and air With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light. The future cooperation between the two companies in the field of research will accelerate the industriali...
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2021-03-10

Solar Therapeutics Drives Sustainability Efforts with Fluence LEDs, Secures More than $1 Million in Rebates

With LED technology, America’s only energy-independent cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary decreases operating costs, invests in resource-efficient technologies Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, and Solar Therapeutics (Solar), America’s only energy-independent cannabis dispensary, announced today that the companies’ collaborative LED implementation yielded more than $1 million in total rebates from National Grid, Solar’s l...
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2021-03-09

Hamamatsu Develops Rapid Micro-LED Inspection Tool

MiNY PL tool detects abnormalities in external appearance, intensity and wavelength of micro-LED light emissions Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a system for high-speed inspection of micro-LEDs on wafers. Called the MiNY PL, the tool is designed to detect abnormalities in the LED's external appearance, intensity and wavelength of their light emissions. This inspection system uses a photoluminescence (PL) measurement technique that is based on the company's image processing technology and a newly developed imaging module. According to the company,...
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2021-03-09

CEA-Leti Envisions Widespread Use of LiDAR Systems Based on Integrated Optical Phased Arrays (OPAs)

©metamorworks - Fotolia.com OPAs with Solid-State Beam Steering Can Reduce the Cost and Size of LiDAR Systems & Improve Performance; Results Reported at Photonics West 2021 GRENOBLE, France – March 8, 2021 – Taking a critical step toward developing LiDAR systems for widespread commercial applications, CEA-Leti has developed genetic algorithms to calibrate high-channel-count optical phased arrays (OPAs), as well as an advanced measurement setup enabling wafer-scale OPA characterization. OPAs are an emerging technol...
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2021-03-08

Klaran™ High-Performance UVC LEDs for Disinfection Adopted in Daikin Air Purifier

Asahi Kasei announces that the UV Streamer Air Purifier scheduled to be launched in Japan by Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Daikin) on April 26, 2021, will be equipped with Klaran™ high-performance UVC LEDs for disinfection by Crystal IS, Inc. (CIS), an Asahi Kasei company. About Klaran™ UVC LEDs Made using the Asahi Kasei Group’s leading single-crystal aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates and thin-film crystal growth technologies, Klaran™ achieves the highest output in the 260–270 nm wavelength range, which is most effec...
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2021-03-05

MicroLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI raised 7.1 million Euro

Belgium-based microLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI announced that it has raised 7 million Euro from FPIM and KBC Focus Fund. The funds will enable the company to transition from the pilot line technology development to product design and subsequently to the manufacturing phase. MICLEDI reveals that its next steps will be to demonstrate its native-RGB microLED display on 300 mm wafers, prepare its technology IP for transfer to a foundry partner for manufacturing and launch its product development phase. Last year MICLEDI raised 4.5 millio...
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2021-03-04

Micro LEDs for medical applications: ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si epiwafers are used for in-vivo brain/machine interface by Toyohashi University

Toyohashi, Japan and Dresden, Germany – 3rd March 2021 – The team of Prof. Sekiguchi of Toyohashi University of Technology and ALLOS Semiconductors have engaged to realize high efficiency nitride-based micro LED chips for novel in-vivo neutral application. Since their evolution in the 1990s, nitride LEDs have made inroads into our daily lives, saving energy and enabling many new applications. They are known for their ubiquitous use in numerous illumination applications and the emerging micro LEDs are famous in particular for use in super large TVs...
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2021-02-24

Samsung to apply RGB one chip tech to MicroLED TV to lower price

New tech to reduce production steps that will lower cost Image: Samsung Samsung Electronics is planning to reduce the production steps in its MicroLED TV production to lower their prices, TheElec has learned. The company will apply RGB(red, green and blue) one chip transfer technology during production. Samsung currently transfer R, G and B chips separately. Instead, they will implement RGB into one chip. This increases the chips size, making transfer of them on to the printed circuit board relatively easier. This also reduces the time it takes to tra...
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2021-02-22

Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, Key Step in Car Plan

  Apple Inc. is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is in active talks with a number of potential suppliers for these laser-based sensors that allow a car’s computer to “see” its surroundings, said the people, who asked not to be identified due to the private nature of the discussions. The company has been working on a driverless vehicle project for s...
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2021-02-22

Apple wins a patent for advanced monitors based on a new Micro-LED Chiplet Architecture

Last May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that Apple has made a Massive investment in a new Plant in Taiwan to make Next-Gen LED based Displays." The report claimed that Apple would be investing over US$300 million on a new display plant to produce both mini and micro-LED displays. Then last September Apple won a micro-LED patent relating to a display for a future fitness band. This was followed by a published patent application last October covering a micro-LED display that incorporated solar cells. Last week Apple was g...
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2021-02-17

Great Northern Hydroponics Projects CA$150,000 in Annual Savings After Fluence LED Implementation

Leading tomato grower in Canada sees significant cost savings with LED technology and heavier fruit weights that drive increased yields AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 9, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial food and cannabis production, and Great Northern Hydroponics, an Ontario, Canada-based greenhouse growing more than 10 varieties of tomatoes, announced today that the companies’ collaborative LED implementation is projected to save an estimated 150,000 Canadian dollars in an...
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2021-02-17

Signify’s LED lighting helps The Kingfish Company to accelerate eco-friendly fish growth

Improves energy efficiency, optimizes feed conversion and reduces costs Allows Kingfish to exceed system design output by as much as 30% Promotes consistent growth of land-grown Yellowtail fish and helps to reduce stress in fish Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, supplied Kingfish Company with Philips Aquaculture photoperiodic LED lighting products to optimize fish growth and feed conversion at the world’s first sustainable land-grown aquaculture facility for Yellowtail fish. The lights prov...
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2021-02-08

SETi and Seoul Viosys Develop Portable “Photon Stand” Surface Disinfection Unit That Kills Viruses in 10 Minutes

ANSAN, South Korea (February 5, 2021) – Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”) and Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), the leading global providers of UV LED technology and subsidiaries of Seoul Semiconductor, announced the development of a portable surface disinfection unit, the “Photon Stand,” as a new Violeds UV-C LED technology application. Designed to disinfect COVID-19 occurrence areas, such as hospital rooms contaminated by infectious patients, or other locations, such as schools and children’s day-car...
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2021-02-04

Panasonic debuts next-gen head-up display at CES 2021

► Revealed at digital-only 2021 CES show ► Uses AR and AI ► And it's 4K Electronics company Panasonic has used the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show to display a futuristic augmented reality head-up display (HUD). Designed to build upon systems found in cars today, the augmented reality HUD uses artificial intelligence to detect and highlight potential hazards involving pedestrians, cyclists, bridges or other vehicles. The Panasonic Automotive arm of the technology firm says that with the advent of autonomous driving comes a reduced driver focus on i...
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Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and charact... READ MORE

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE