2021-01-26

99.99% of Coronavirus Particles Killed in 30 Seconds with Nichia’s UVC LED, and Mass Production Is around the Corner

According to Nichia, it has successfully developed a high-power LED that can eliminate the novel coronavirus, and the mass production has been prepared. In the future, it will work with various brands to adopt this LED in products such as air purifiers and air conditioners for places that cannot be disinfected with alcohol. According to Nichia, it has partnered with the research team from Tokushima University for the development of 280nm 70mW UVC LED. The research found that 99.99% of coronavirus particles on surfaces were killed when hit with the UVC waves for 3...
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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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2021-01-19

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

Skyworth LCD Starts Mass Production of Its MiniLED Products, with Batch Shipment in January

On December 25, 2020, Skyworth LCD has officially mentioned that its MiniLED products were ready to be mass-produced. Now, it is supplying the products to international TV manufacturers. According to Skyworth, the MiniLED products use an advanced COB solution. With flip chip technology, uniform light mixing can be achieved. Due to the small chip structure, the local dimming zones can be finely made, and high HDR and contrast ratio can be reached. Besides, the optical distance can be reduced, and the thickness of the entire product can be decreased in order t...
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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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2021-01-06

BOE Finally Passes Apple OLED Panel Certification, and Its Panels Are Served Before 2021

According to industry chain information cited by foreign news agencies, China-based panel maker BOE has officially passed Apple’s certification for supplying panels and has offered the OLED panels of iPhone 12 by the end of 2020. Because BOE often failed to pass Apple’s OLED panel certification, the hopes of entering Apple’s supply chain in 2020 were gone. Originally, BOE was expected to pass the certification and enter the supply chain in 1H21. So far, BOE has passed Apple’s certification in December 2020 and has supplied iPhone ...
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2021-01-06

Signify Works with Honeywell to Promote UV-C, Smart and Human-centric Lightings

Signify has formed a strategic alliance with Honeywell on December 21, 2020 and will work on the comprehensive smart lighting solutions in the field of commercial buildings. According to the agreement, Honeywell’s Building Management Systems and its Forge enterprise performance management platform will be integrated with Signify’s Interact connected lighting system and software and its UV-C disinfection lighting. In addition, Signify will also offer human-centric lighting such as NatureConnect. With Signify’s connected LED lighting system In...
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2020-12-31

PlayNitride and ITRI Sign on a Cooperation Project to Focus on Micro LED

PlayNitride and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) signed on a long-term collaboration project at a press conference last week. In addition, Epistar’s Chairman Biing-Jye Lee and AUO’s President Frank Ko also attended the conference. Being the only Micro LED design company in Taiwan, PlayNitride has done many rounds of fundraising. Its CEO Charles Lee is the most important person of the company. In addition, because Epistar acquired ForEpi, Epistar has been its large shareholder holding 20% of PlayNitride. With stro...
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2020-12-31

Breakthrough: VueReal’s Flipchip microLED Structure Yield Rate Achieves 99.9%

Recently, Canada-based VueReal has announced that it has made a breakthrough in the research of flipchip microLED structure. High yield rate and low cost can be achieved, and its yield rate can surpass 99.9%. Currently, the yield rate of most flipchip microLED structures in the market is not high. Besides, the manufacturing process is not simple. The sensitivity of ESD is high. As a result, the production cost of display is quite high. VueReal has focused on the development of vertical chip microLED process. Simple device can be produced, with yield rate up t...
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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

Osram Opto Launches Its First Offering for the UV-C LED Market

Osram Opto Semiconductors, a subsidiary of German lighting company OSRAM, formally introduced its first UV-C LED product to the public on December 14. Designated as Oslon UV 3636, this LED package represents OSRAM’s initial foray into the UV-C segment of the growing UV LED market. Regarding specifications, Oslon UV 3636 is sized 36mm by 3.6mm. Its wavelength of 275nm is suited for various disinfection applications. The package comes in two version: low-power and mid-power. The low-power version outputs 4.5mW at 30mA, whereas the mid-power ve...
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2020-12-23

Leyard’s Subsidiary Beijing Virtual and Moving Point Technology Plans to Increase Investment to Expedite Development on Business of VR Experience

Leyard announced on the night of the 14th that its wholly owned subsidiary Beijing Virtual and Moving Point Technology (hereinafter referred to as BVMPT) will increase in investment in order to actuate the development of future businesses. The public announcement indicates that BVMPT plans to increase its registered capital from RMB 60 million to RMB 69.3566 million. A total of 14 individuals will be participating in this contribution, among which Li Jun, Chairman of Leyard, will be subscribing RMB 5.3256 million of registered capital from BVMPT with R...
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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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2020-12-23

Tianjin San’an Develops Micro LED Chips, while San’an Semiconductor Receives Subsidy

According to the announcement from the official website of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government on December 11, Tianjin San’an has worked with Tiangong University to develop RGB Micro LED chips and microdisplay array key technologies, and they have overcome Micro LED epitaxial structure design, material growth and high-yield mass transfer and have successfully developed RGB Micro LED chips. The external quantum efficiency has reached a higher level, and the transfer yield rate has achieved above 99.9%. The products have applied for 4 invention paten...
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2020-12-17

Chinese Panel Manufacturers Actively Poach Korean OLED Engineers with Higher Salaries to Seize Market Opportunities

After the robust growth of LCD, in order to expand panel industry, China has focused on OLED. In addition, to accelerate the development speed, Chinese panel manufacturers have actively poached Korean panel engineers with higher salaries. (Image Source: LG) According to Business Korea, China is actively working on the cultivation project of OLED. In the display industry around the world, China is developing quickly. In the LCD market, thanks to the subsidies and supports from Chinese government, Chinese panel manufacturers such as BOE and CSOT co...
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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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