2021-01-25

NICHIA Reveals Dual Function LED for General Illumination and Bacteria Disinfection

Tokushima, Japan – 25 January 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED Manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces a new dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With the continued surge of COVID-19 and the global impact across the globe, there is a heightened awareness to cleanliness in all aspects of life. While this certainly applies to viruses, it also applies to various types of bacteria present in our daily living environments...
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2021-01-22

LG Combines Bed with Transparent OLED to Realize Unparalleled Viewing Experience

After the release of transparent OLED, LG Display has expanded this product to everyday applications. At CES 2021, LGD showcased Smart Bed with the combination of bed and transparent OLED. By pushing a button, the screen comes up from the foot of the bed in order to achieve unparalleled viewing experience. According to LGD, transparent OLED does not need backlight source. It can use its advantage of self-emitting, and the transparency can increase to 40%. Yet, the transparency of transparent LCD is only 10%. Thus, like glass, transparent OLED can ...
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2021-01-19

Lumentum Holdings in advanced talks to buy Coherent Inc: WSJ

Cash-and-stock deal could come together as soon as this week, report says Lumentum Holdings Inc. is in advanced talks to buy laser maker Coherent Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would combine two companies whose products are used in everything from laser eye surgery to semiconductor manufacturing.   Ticker Security Last Change Change % LITE LUMENTUM HOLDINGS 106.32 +0.08 +0.08% COHR COHERENT...
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2021-01-15

World’s First Solid-State Broadband UV Research Device Coming – a Collaboration by AquiSense Technologies and NS Nanotech

AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED disinfection technology, is excited to partner with NS Nanotech on the development of the first solid-state broadband UV research device. The device will be powered by the world’s first UV lamp that is solid-state and emits wavelengths from 200 nm to 400 nm, developed by NS Nanotech. This device is critical for today’s important research into key disinfection wavelengths such as, 220nm (Far UV-C), 254-280nm (UV-C) and 290-400nm (UV-A and -B). The collaboration between AquiSense Technol...
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2021-01-15

Ushio Achieves World Record for 850 nm Single-Chip Output Power with 19 W Narrow Angle IR LED Package

Featuring approximately five times more power per package than conventional products to enable the downsizing of irradiation equipment and cost reduction Ushio Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Koji Naito, hereinafter “Ushio”) will release the SMBB850DS-1200 series 850 nm infrared LED package in February 2021. Intended for imaging and analysis under infrared (IR) illumination using surveillance cameras, ANPR1, and other similar devices, this product has achieved both the highest power output in the world2 (19 W3) and narrow-angle irradi...
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2021-01-12

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2021 — Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies. Sense Silicon, a backside illuminated CMOS SPAD device with more than 140,000 pixels, is designed to work seamlessly with the Sense Illuminator, a distributed 940nm laser array of more than 15,000 VCSELs. Together, they are the core buildi...
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2021-01-11

Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys Introduce Four Application Solutions Applied the World’s First LED Technologies at CES 2021

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890) and Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), the leading global compound semiconductor providers, announced that they participate in the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show ‘All Digital CES 2021’ from January 11 to 14 (EST), and introduce four application solutions with the world’s first LED technologies. Under the theme of ‘Light Everywhere’ and the concept of ‘Light for every moment’, Seoul Semiconduc...
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2021-01-08

Germ killer to go: Osram announces the fight against viruses and bacteria with portable UV-C air purifiers

Stopping the spread of germs and viruses has become more important in the current pandemic-ridden world. UV-C light - the effect of which has been known for over a century - has been proven to be a key to clean air indoors. The invisible, ultraviolet light destroys viruses and bacteria with a reliability of 99.9 percent. Osram now brings the proven UV-C technology with two flexible products to mobile applications. "Osram has decades of experience in sterilization and disinfection using UV-C light," says Dr. Wilhelm Nehring, CEO of the Business Unit Digital at ...
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2021-01-07

Samsung Electronics Debuts 2021 Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV Lines, Highlighting Commitment to Sustainable and Accessible Future

Samsung Electronics unveiled today its 2021 portfolio of Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV displays during its first-ever virtual First Look event ahead of CES 2021. The new line underscores Samsung’s commitment to accessibility, sustainability, and innovation with new advancements that help redefine the role of television in consumer homes. “During the past year, we have witnessed the pivotal role technology played in helping us carry on with our lives and stay connected with each other,” said JH Han, President of Visual Display Bu...
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2021-01-07

Sony Introduces Two New “Crystal LED” Modular Direct View Display Systems

C- and B-Series MicroLED Options Provide Overwhelming Immersivity, Powerful Processor “X1™ for Crystal LED” and Flexible Installation for a Wide Range of Customers and Applications Sony Electronics, a leader with a longstanding history in consumer and professional display technology, has unveiled the latest innovation in premium direct view LED – the modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch ...
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2021-01-07

Ennostar Inc. Officially Established and Listed Today

Ennostar Incorporation (hereinafter referred to as "Ennostar"), a joint venture between Epistar Corporation (former stock code 2448, hereinafter referred to as "Epistar") and Lextar Electronics (former stock code 3698, hereinafter referred to as "Lextar") through share swap, is formally established today (January 6, 2021) and listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with the stock code 3714. The company strives to be the best transnational investment platform of the compound semiconductor industry. Focusing on the rapid development of mini/micro L...
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2021-01-06

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

San Francisco, CA -- January 6, 2021- Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies. Sense Silicon, a backside illuminated CMOS SPAD device with more than 140,000 pixels, is designed to work seamlessly with the Sense Illuminator, a distributed 940nm laser array of more than 15,000 VCSELs. Together, they are the core bu...
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2020-12-30

Samsung Starts Accepting Pre-orders For 110-inch MicroLED TV in Korea

Samsung has announced that it will start accepting pre-orders for its premium TV in South Korea. Those who pre-order the 110-inch MicroLED TV will get access to various benefits. Pre-orders for the MicroLED TV will start today (December 30, 2020) and continue until January 29, 2021. Samsung has created an entirely new process to offer consultation to the buyer right from pre-order to the installation of the new TV. The company will send a limousine when customers visit a special consulting store. Moreover, a dedicated team will install the MicroLED TV at the...
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2020-12-24

YesHealth Group and Nordic Harvest Complete First Phase of Construction on Europe’s Largest Vertical Farm

YesHealth Group and Nordic Harvest complete first phase of construction on Europe's largest vertical farm. The new vertical farm stands 14-stories high in a 7000 sq. meter facility at Copenhagen Markets, on the outskirts of Denmark’s capital. (Photo: Business Wire) COPENHAGEN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new Nordic Harvest vertical farm stands 14-stories high in a 7000 sq. meter facility at Copenhagen Markets, on the outskirts of Denmark’s capital. It will be Europe’s largest and most efficient indoor vertical farm, featuring Yes...
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2020-12-24

Smarter Lighting, Better Driving: Gran Canaria Installs Signify’s Interact City On Main Highway

The combination of Philips DigiStreet luminaires and Interact provides an energy saving of 80% Minimizes light pollution with the 2700K color temperature fully in compliance with local regulations on preserving night sky without compromising road safety and driving experience Zhaga connectors make the highway ready for the future, enabling sensing capabilities for monitoring environmental conditions such as motion, tilt, vibration, and noise   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is transforming G...
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2020-12-23

Nichia Corporation establishes the Tokushima International Science Institute

Aiming for research in advanced scientific fields, human resource development, and international and regional contributions Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”), in collaboration with Tokushima University, will establish the Tokushima International Science Institute (a collaborative research center) on the university’s premises in January 2021. The institute’s aims are conducting research in advanced scientific fields, developing human resources as well as contributing to the international and regional communities, and will commence the following activities...
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2020-12-23

Signify And Honeywell Team Up To Deploy Integrated Lighting Solutions To Improve Occupant Experience

Honeywell adds Signify’s lighting systems and software to its Healthy Buildings solutions to improve occupant experience, productivity and wellbeing Includes Signify’s UV-C disinfection lighting, connected lighting, human-centric lighting and occupancy, space and environmental monitoring Integrating smart LED lighting solutions with building management systems can help buildings improve energy consumption   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a ...
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2020-12-17

EpiWorld qualifies AIXTRON G5 WW C system for SiC production ramp-up

AIXTRON's new SiC platform meets stringent production qualification specifications / EpiWorld build up epitaxial structures for SiC power devices Herzogenrath/Germany, December 16, 2020 – Epiworld International Co., Ltd. has qualified AIXTRON’s new SiC platform AIX G5 WW C system for high volume manufacturing of SiC Epitaxy products at its new production side in Xiamen. The Vapor Phase Epitaxy (VPE) tool of AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor indus...
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2020-12-16

Blood, Sweat, And Tears: The Innovation Behind Ushio’s Multi-wavelength LED Packages

Ushio’s Epitex division has grown to develop the largest collection of light emitting diodes on the market. Covering all violet, visible, and infrared (IR) wavelengths, from 365 nanometers (nm) to 1750 nm, this vast catalog creates a one-stop-shop for single and multi-wavelength LEDs. Known for its dedication to customization options and first-rate product quality, Ushio offers an unparalleled product choice and the ability to provide a unique solution for every application. Whether you require a single high-power chip, or up to three chips each emitting a different waveleng...
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2020-12-16

Broad-spectrum LEDs Have Greatest Impact on Cannabis Yield and Plant Quality, Fluence Research Confirms

Fluence research uncovers up to 35 percent greater biomass in some cultivars under broad-spectrum LEDs in greenhouse and indoor environments AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 15, 2020)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, released results from its latest research trial analyzing how various supplemental and sole-source light spectra impact cannabis plant yield, consistency and quality. Fluence conducted its trials in collaboration with Wageningen University an...
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2020-12-16

Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation MicroLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces it Has Produced its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines

Company will produce microLEDs on both 200mm and 300mm silicon wafers Echirolles, France, Dec. 15, 2020 – Aledia, a French startup pioneering a disruptive technology for microLED displays, today announced it has manufactured the world’s first microLED chips produced on 300mm (12”) silicon wafers. The company, which developed its breakthrough technology on 200mm (8”) silicon wafers over the past eight years, will produce the chips on both 200mm and 300mm wafers. The larger wafers provide better economic payoff and cost-effective integration with ...
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2020-12-14

Point Engineering’s 275nm Wavelength Deep UV LED PKG Has 99.9% Sterilization Ability

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a huge impact on starting with our life and society. There is a possibility that all of our daily contact, living space, and drinking water could be the casue of infection. Point Engineering, located in Korea, has been provided Deep UV LED market since 2010 with the own aluminum metal substrate technology which optimized for UV characteristics and producing a variety of UVC PKG line up from 3.5mW to 1100mW UVC LED line up. In particular, Korea Chonbuk University conduct a coronavirus sterilization test and figured out that poi...
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2020-12-10

Samsung MicroLED Opens a New Era of Breathtaking Picture Quality and Design

The next generation of television display technology is ready for the home out of the box with the unveil of Samsung’s 110’’ MicroLED in Korea Samsung Electronics announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MicroLED beginning today in Korea. Unlike any other displays currently available on the market, Samsung MicroLED delivers astonishing color vibrancy and brightness with self-emissive LED display technology. In 2018, Samsung’s first MicroLED display was introduced in the form of “The W...
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2020-12-08

System Integrators, attention! Why do you have to embrace AVoIP?

Have you noticed the rapid growth of AVoIP? Due to the COVID-19 impact, the sales of the global ProAV market greatly decreases in 2020. However, AVoIP solutions, based on network distribution, grow rapidly against the trend across the entire audio-visual and system integration industry. According to a survey conducted by《Commercial Integrator》for the global ProAV industry, here are some indicators deserved special attention: ​ The number of AVoIP projects in 2020 is more than that in previous years. In the past, AVoIP was only used as par...
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2020-12-08

AV over IP- The Future of ProAV Integration You Need to Know About

Why does AV over IP boom? AV over IP has been announced in ProAV industry for several years, but it has been particularly popular in the past two years. In 2017 and 2018, AV over IP products grew up almost 130% in two consecutive years, attracting all the ProAV professionals. Also, AV over IP becomes the most eye-catching focus at every major professional exhibition , including ISE and InfoComm. Some of ProAV professionals bluntly predict that AV over IP has become the future trend of ProAV industry and estimate that it will achieve an amazingly hig...
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2020-12-07

New VCSEL Module Technology: Increasing the Output of Spatial Recognition and Ranging Systems by 30%

Reducing laser circuit design load while improving distance measurement accuracy ROHM’s newly developed VCSEL technology achieves greater accuracy in spatial recognition and distance measuring systems by using Time Of Flight (TOF) systems. VCSEL has become popular in recent years with the adoption of laser light sources for spatial recognition in tablets and facial recognition in smartphones. And with the emergence of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and industrial inspection systems utilizing gesture and shape recognition, the demand for VCSEL is...
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2020-12-04

Velodyne Lidar Announces Autonomous Driving Collaboration with Ford Otosan

Companies Working Together on Autonomous Driving Development and Testing for Heavy Commercial Vehicles Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to enable safe navigation and collision avoidance in next generation vehicles. SAN JOSE, Calif. (December 1, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced it is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to e...
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2020-12-03

Osram is realigning top management to the future corporate structure

CEO Olaf Berlien will be leaving the company after the Annual General Meeting end of February 2021 Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Bauer will resign his mandate in mid-December Ingo Bank will take over as CEO of the dominated OSRAM Group from March Thomas Stockmeier will become Chairman of the Osram Supervisory Board All decisions will be implemented by mutual agreement OSRAM Licht AG is making changes to its Management Board to align with its new management structure as part of the ams Group. The Supervisory Bo...
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2020-12-03

CoolSiC™ CIPOS™ Maxi: World's first 1200 V transfer molded IPM with SiC

Munich, Germany – 2 December 2020 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has launched a 1200 V transfer molded silicon carbide (SiC) integrated power module (IPM) and concludes the massive roll-out of SiC solutions for this year. The CIPOS™ Maxi IPM IM828 series is the industry’s first in this voltage class. The series provides a compact inverter solution with an excellent thermal conduction and a wide range of switching speed for three-phase AC motors and permanent magnet motors in variable speed drive ap...
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2020-12-03

PICOSUN® Sprinter disrupts fast batch ALD on 300 mm wafers

Picosun Group, the leading supplier of AGILE ALD® (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions for global industries, has launched Sprinter, a brand new, fully automated high throughput ALD production module for 300 mm wafers. Barrier, high-k and other films are deposited in Sprinter with perfect ALD for semiconductor (e.g. emerging memory, transistor, capacitor), display, and IoT component applications. In Sprinter, single wafer film quality and uniformity are upscaled to fast batch processing with the highest reliability and repeatability(*). C...
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- 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

New LUXEON LED® with BIOS SkyBlue® Circadian technology eliminates barriers to better Human Centric Lighting Today, Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds®, have joined forces t... READ MORE