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

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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2018-10-11

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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2018-10-02

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

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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2018-10-01

Mitsubishi Brings the Sky Indoors with Its New Lighting System

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has introduced its new development of an indoor lighting technology which mimics blue skies and changes colors with daytime to create a natural feel for indoor spaces.
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2018-09-28

Every Dark Cloud has a Silver Lining, Same for LED Lighting

With the low profit of LED general lighting and the escalating uncertainty of the LED industry due to the trade war, worldwide LED manufacturers are facing unprecedented challenges and have taken different actions to cope with the situation. Some decided to divert their LED lighting business while others are changing their business focal point. However, LEDinside believes that there are plenty of opportunities for LED lighting technology despite the difficult circumstance of the current LED lighting industry.
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2018-09-28

AUO Begins Shipment of Its Mini LED Panels and Expects Revenue Boost with High-end Products

Many panel producers have reported profit drop in the early 2018 due to oversupply. But in the third quarter of 2018, the enhanced stocking-up demand in the peak season has reversed the over-supply trend, analyzed WitsView, a division of TrendForce.
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2018-09-27

Fully Automated Vertical Farm to be Built in Ohio, USA with LED Lighting Supplied by Signify

A Cincinnati-based indoor farming company, 80 Acres Farms, has announced its plan to build a vertical farm in Hamilton, Ohio, which will be the first fully automated indoor farm in the U.S.
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2018-09-27

Taiwanese LED Producers Boost Mini LED Production to Offset the Impacts of Trade War

Taiwanese LED manufacturers have been affected by the tepid LED market resulting from LED price declines due to oversupply. The escalating trade war has also impacted the demand of the end market. 
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2018-09-27

Current by GE and Vodafone Partner to Design Smart Building

Current by GE and Vodafone have worked together to deploy a new multi-sensor network in part of Vodafone’s London headquarters. Combining sensors of Current by GE, IoT technology and cloud of Vodafone, the new network has adopted innovative visualization software to transform raw data into actionable information.
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2018-09-25

Imec to Make the Impossible Possible: Applications of Micro LED

Held on September 20th in Taipei, Taiwan, Imec Technology Forum Taiwan has gathered professionals from Imec’s R&D center to present their cutting edge technology and achievements in hardware-software integration.
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2018-09-25

Psychologist to Research If New LED Lighting can Improve Mental Health

We have become aware of the damages that blue light can bring to our eyes and the possible benefit of Human Centric Lighting. A psychology researcher at Simon Fraser University, Canada, is looking to explore the effect of LED lighting even more by studying whether innovative LED lighting that mimics natural sunlight can affect the body’s natural circadian rhythms and improve mental health.
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2018-09-21

Imec and ITRC-NARLabs to Work on Micro LED Applications

Imec Taiwan, a subsidiary of the Belgium-based R&D institute Imec, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taiwan’s Instrument Technology Research Center of National Applied Research Laboratories (ITRC-NARLabs) for future collaboration in developing advanced imaging and optics applications. One of the focal points of the cooperation is to enhance the development of Micro LED and to explore further applications of the technology. 
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2018-09-20

Leading Trade Fairs for over 30 Years, What is New in WELLMAX at the Upcoming Autumn Exhibitions?

With 31- year history in lighting industry, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has been participating in the Canton Fair since its establishment. As the LED Bulb Expert, the company has impressed global clients by its eye-catching brand image, trendy products as well as professional service experience every year. What is new in WELLMAX at the 2018 autumn exhibitions?
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2018-09-19

How Falling Profit and Trade War Influence Current LED Lighting Industry

The falling price of LED general lighting products has led to lower profits for LED lighting manufacturers. The trade war and imposed tariffs on LED products have also affected the industry. Worldwide LED producers have taken different measures in response to the impacts.
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2018-09-17

GPM Expects Business Boost with Its Micro LED Transfer Equipment

Taiwan-based semiconductor equipment supplier Gallant Precision Machining (GPM) announced in July that the company has been developing equipment for Micro LED production. Its subsidiary, GMM, which focuses on the field, will complete the equipment for mass transferring Micro LED chips by the first quarter of 2019.
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2018-09-17

Automotive LED Lighting Company EOI Increases Capacities in the U.S. to Avoid Tariff and Improve Efficiency

Taiwanese LED auto lamps manufacturer Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) is expanding its production capacities in Michigan which will introduce automated production lines and design department. The new capacities are expected to start functioning by the end of 2019. 
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