2021-06-18

De Nora to acquire UV Technologies Division from Calgon Carbon Corporation

Deal includes Hyde GUARDIAN®, RAYOX®, SENTINEL® and C3 SERIES UV, combining the capabilities of both organizations to meet exponential demand for advanced water treatment technologies PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--De Nora, a global leader in the delivery of sustainable technologies, has today announced the acquisition of the UV Technologies Division (“CCUV”) from Calgon Carbon Corporation. The deal includes municipal and industrial water ultraviolet disinfection brands RAYOX, SENTINEL...
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2021-06-18

The US NSF Grants $256,000 To Amorphyx To Demonstrate Its Ametft Backplane For OLED And MicroLED Displays

US-based amorphous-metals based display backplane developer Amorphyx was awarded a $256,000 US NSF SBIR phase I grant towards a proof-of-concept demonstration of the company's 211 pixel circuit for AMOLED and microLED applications. Amorphyx Amorphyx AMeTFT structure Amorphyx says that its 211 pixel circuit leverages the unique properties of the AMNR and IGZO AMeTFT device technologies to both improve upon the variable image refresh rate and power consumption improvements of LTPO while dramatically simplifying the pixel circuit's fu...
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2021-06-18

Hongguang Lighting Signs a Partnership Agreement with Its Client to Develop Mini LED and Other Products

Hongguang Lighting just announced that its principal wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhuhai Hongguang Semiconductor Company Limited, signed a 3-year partnership agreement with another subsidiary of Hongguang Lighting’s client on June 11, 2021. Image source: PAIXIN licensed gallery According to Hongguang Lighting, the client is a listed semiconductor group and one of the top local enterprises. The group specializes in the R&D of patented chips and LED products applied to various solutions of electronic products. As a pioneer in LED and Mini LED produ...
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2021-06-18

Refond Gives Updates on Its Mini LED and Smart Lighting Business

Recently, Refond revealed the development status of its Mini LED and lighting products during an investor relations activity. In this May, Refond raised RMB 699 million (USD 108 million) through a non-public offering plan and is now striving to promote construction projects involving capacity expansion of Mini/Micro and full-color LED packaging. Refond has begun shipping its Mini LED products in bulk. The current projects on hand include watches, cameras, monitors, notebooks, and large-size monitor applications. Refond added that several end products bac...
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2021-06-18

With the Rising Popularity of Transparent Monitors, VueReal Develops a New Transparent Micro LED Display

Foreign media has reported that VueReal, a Canadian developer of Micro LED display technologies, recently revealed a novel 3–4 inch transparent Micro LED display with a transparency level of 85% and brightness of 3000 nits, yet the resolution has yet to be disclosed. Reports continued to indicate that according to the video released by VueReal, the transparent display is produced on glass, but the company can also manufacture the display on a flexible substrate. Image source: Screenshot of VueReal’s video VueReal described that its trial production l...
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2021-06-18

MSI launches its Second Notebook with Mini LED Display

On June 7, MSI launched a series of new mobile workstations, including the WS76, WS66, WE76, WF76, WF66 models. The new WS76 is MSI’s second notebook that adopts the Mini LED backlight technology. The new product is packed with a 4K Mini-LED HDR1000-certified monitor and driven by the 11th Gen Intel® CoreTM i9 processor and NVIDIA RTXTM A5000 graphics. The notebook comes with two sizes, the 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models. Unlike the overwhelming Mini-LED-backlit TVs, notebooks using the Mini LED technology have ...
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2021-06-17

Kopin Corporation Announces All-Plastic Pancake® Optics with Excellent Performance

A Major Optics Breakthrough – Enables Super-Compact, Lightweight, Stylish VR Glasses WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and display subassemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, announced today it has succeeded in developing all-plastic Pancake® optics with breakthrough performance for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) applications. This is a major advance and believed to be ...
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2021-06-17

Fluence Launches RAZR Modular System to Support Diverse Vertical Farming and On-site Propagation Needs

Fluence’s RAZR Modular System features market-leading efficacies of 2.6 µmol/J, an 18% increase over previous generations AUSTIN, Texas (June 15, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today released its RAZR Modular System, the company’s newest LED solution for vertical farmers featuring market-leading efficacies of 2.6 µmol/J under Fluence’s PhysioSpec™ BROAD...
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2021-06-16

Macroblock and Moonshine Jointly Built Taiwan’s Very First Ultra-fine Pitch LED Wall Virtual Production XR Studio

(June 16, 2021) Macroblock has partnered with Moonshine Animation, a famous artist-centered VFX company based in Taiwan, to build an LED wall XR studio in Taipei, Taiwan. The studio is equipped with real-time camera tracking system and high quality 4x4K LED displays of P1.25 (1.25mm pitch) with 3840 visual refresh rate, which allows video shooting at up to 60FPS. The latest two projects shot in the LED wall XR studio in May 2021 are VOGUE TAIWAN E-Cover and ASUS ROG Launch Event.   Macroblock was honored to talk to the producer i...
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2021-06-16

Valeo Ranked As The World’s Leading French Patent Applicant, All Sectors Combined

According to the list published for the first time by France’s INPI industrial property institute, Valeo has been ranked the world's leading French patent applicant, with 1,913 patents filed in a year* – of which 53% were filed in France. Valeo also came out in third place in the 2020 ranking of patent applicants in France, with 819 patents filed. Its innovations are now protected by a portfolio of almost 35,000 patents worldwide. Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This ranking demonstrates Va...
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2021-06-16

Asahi Kasei and Nara Medical University Confirm 226 nm UVC LED Efficacy Against SARS-CoV-2 and Verify Reduced Effect on Animal Skin Cells

Figure 1 and Figure 2 references indicating the efficacy of 226 nm UVC LEDs against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Graphic: Business Wire) Figure 3, Figure 4, and Figure 5 references in the release that show the experimental flow and the evaluation of the results on animal skin cells. (Graphic: Business Wire)   GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asahi Kasei announces the results of joint research with Nara Medical University regarding the efficacy of 226 nm ultraviolet-C (UVC) LED...
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2021-06-15

Automotive-Compliant LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated Simplifies Rear Lighting Designs

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) has expanded its portfolio of devices supporting automotive exterior illumination with the introduction of the AL5873Q three-channel linear LED driver targeted at simplifying rear lamp cluster designs. Rated for 125°C ambient temperature operation, this automotive-compliant, AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified device meets the demands of next generation vehicle design – while also providing energy and space savings, hence, low overall system costs. Each of the AL5873Q’s chann...
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2021-06-15

Third-Generation Semiconductor GaN Technology Expected to Revolutionize the Fast Charging Industry

In response to the increasing demands of mobile applications, manufacturers are now placing a priority on extending the battery life of such devices like smartphones and notebook computers. However, due to the inherent limitations of physical space in these devices, the quest for ever-greater battery capacity has seemingly reached a bottleneck, forcing them to look elsewhere for solutions, hence the development of fast charging technology. As such, fast chargers equipped with GaN (Gallium nitride, which is a third-generation semiconductor) chips have are now expected to introduce th...
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2021-06-11

Intelligent Forward Lighting (FWL) and Projection

Illumination & Visualization at the same time <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/p7w7ZQVjq2w" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe> Functionality that makes the difference Intelligent FWL lifts car saftey to another level. ADB systems or multipixelated single LEDs elimiate the risk of dazzling oncoming traffic and by projecting warning symbols on the road car2x communication is enabled. App...
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2021-06-11

End of Halogen Light Bulbs Spells Brighter and Cleaner Future

Halogen light bulbs will be banned from September 2021 with fluorescent light bulbs to follow, cutting emissions and saving consumers on their energy bills. Halogen light bulbs to be banned from this September – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit shift to LED bulbs will cut 1.26 million tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of removing over half a million cars from UK roads new rules part of tighter energy efficiency standards for electrical appliances as the UK builds back greener, helping save British consumers £75 a year on their energy bills...
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2021-06-11

TCL to Launch Mini LED TVs Soon in India With Quantum Dot Technology

By Venkatesh Gorantla -Published On: Jun 10, 2021-   TCL is gearing up to launch a smart TV in India. The company has teased the launch of a new TV that claims to “redefine the game”. TCL, in its press release, has stated that it is launching a smart mini LED TV in India. It will also feature a Quantum Dot Technology and cover 100 per cent colour volume. The company further stated that it claims to offer a “high-quality, interactive home entertainment experience.” Another feature coming to the new mini LED smart TV is MagiC...
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2021-06-10

Precision Manufacturer Brave C&H Develops New Business to Target Mini/Micro LED Industry

The revenue of Brave C&H further declined in May, with a conservative outlook overall. The company plans to optimize existing high-end products in the short run, aiming to widen the gap with its competitors. Its mid-to-long-term plan centers on increasing investment in non-solar products, utilizing the current product advantages to stimulate customers’ demand for precision printing, and expanding contract printing services. Presently, these strategies have proved to be effective. In May, Brave C&H generated a revenue of NT$95.63 million (US$3.4 million), a m...
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2021-06-10

Magna Ignites Vehicle Design With Surface Element Lighting Technology

New animated lighting technology opens the door for more expressive design First-to-market technology debuted on the all-new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Enables customizable 3D styling opportunities in a thin package AURORA, Ontario, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magna is pushing vehicle design possibilities with its new innovative Surface Element Lighting technology which offers a new palette of options for automotive designers. First-to-market on the all-electric 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, Surface Element Lighting is contained within a...
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2021-06-10

Fluence Expands Footprint in Burgeoning Israeli Cannabis Industry, Supports Multiple Cultivators Through REMY Partnership

Fluence’s innovative LED lighting solutions ensure Springs Valley Cannabis and UNIVO Pharmaceuticals achieve optimal growing conditions along the cultivation value chain in one of the world’s leading medical cannabis markets       Fluence by OSRAM announced implementations with two major cannabis cultivators in Israel, Springs Valley Cannabis and UNIVO, through Fluence’s ongoing partnership with REMY, a leading horticultural lighting provider to the country’s growing agriculture industry. Photo courtesy of F...
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2021-06-10

Foxconn’s Subsidiary GIS Expands Business in Mini LED Backlight Modules, Ready for Mass Production

Apple has recently announced its top 200 suppliers, among which Foxconn’s subsidiary GIS is on the list for the first time. Since Apple expelled OFilm from its supplier list, the top two Taiwanese touch panel manufacturers, TPK and GIS, have received increasing orders. In recent years, GIS has strived to develop its notebook panel module business including producing panel modules for MacBook, which has driven the company’s growth. This year, GIS and Sharp have together provided new Mini-LED-backlit iPads as well as MacBook SMT, backlighting, a...
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2021-06-10

Kinglight Unveils Its New Mini LED Backlight Product at ICDT 2021

At the 2021 International Conference on Display Technology (ICDT 2021) held between May 30 and June 2, Kinglight unveiled its new Mini LED backlight product and direct-lit Mini/Micro LEDs. Kinglight’s Mini LED backlight packaged product was developed using the Mini POB solution, a packaging technique based on fine-pitch chip backlight devices. The flat packed product features a wide beam angle (>160°), high brightness, mature packaging process, long lifespan, high reliability, and good value. The product can also be customized according to diffe...
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2021-06-09

Changsung Sheet Supplies Film-type Transparent LED Display to Fujitec Escalator in Japan

<An escalator in operation after attaching a film-type transparent LED display to the glass surface of the escalator in the production line of Fujitec in Japan.> The 'film-type transparent light emitting diode (LED) display' commercialized by a small and medium-sized company for electronic parts and materials in Korea will be unveiled for the first time in the Indian digital signage market. Film-type transparent LED display, through which the interior is visible from the outside, can be easily installed in various advertising facilities, since it is not only...
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2021-06-09

TLi Develops ‘MicroLED Driver IC’ That Can Reduce Number of Chips by One-Sixth

TLi has commercialized driver IC (integrated circuit) for MicroLED driver boards. What is special about the company’s driver IC is that it is able to materialize high-quality MicroLED with smaller number of chips compared to other driver ICs. TLi plans to work with companies that manufacture MicroLED displays and start mass-production of the driver IC in the second half. TLi is a fabless company that designs timing controller and LED driver IC that are key semiconductors of a display panel. Based on its experience and knowhow in developing common-an...
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2021-06-09

Unilumin Obtained the Right to Use the TEAM CHINA Trademark!

On May 25, 2021, Unilumin and the All-China Sports Federation held the signing ceremony of cooperation agreement in the General Administration of Sport of China, Beijing.   ▲Contract-signing by Leaders of Respective Parties   Director of  the All-China Sports Federation GOU Zhongwen spoke highly of the long-term and support of Unilumin to the development of the state's smart sports. He revealed that over the years sports has penetrated into thousands of households, bringing healthy and pleasant sports experience to ...
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2021-06-09

Controlling Insulin Production With A Smartwatch

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a gene switch that can be operated with the green LED light emitted by commercial smartwatches. This revolutionary approach could be used to treat diabetes in the future.   With the green light of a smartwatch, researchers can switch on an insulin-​producing gene network. (Photograph: Colourbox)   Many modern fitness trackers and smartwatches feature integrated LEDs. The green light emitted, whether continuous or pulsed, penetrates the skin and can be used to measure the wearer’s heart rate during physical activ...
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2021-06-09

Samsung Display to begin foldable OLED panel production for Google in October

For Vivo and Xiaomi as well Oppo’s pushed backed to later date Image: Samsung Display Samsung Display will begin production of foldable OLED panels for customers Google, Vivo and Xiaomi in October, TheElec has learned. The three companies are planning to unveil their respective foldable phones in the fourth quarter this year. Google is preparing a foldable phone with a 7.6-inch in-folding display panel. The phone has been dubbed “Pixel Fold” by the media. Vivo’s model will have an 8-inch main screen and a 6.5-inch outer scre...
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2021-06-09

BOE Launches Mass Production of Its New Gen Glass-Based AM Mini LED

According to the WeChat account of BOE Technology on May 31, BOE officially announced the mass production of its new glass-based active matrix (AM) Mini LED product during the International Display Technology Conference 2021 (ICDT 2021). BOE’s glass-based Mini LED product features high accuracy, AM driving, flicker-free technology, great heat deflection resistance, high evenness, and an enlarged substrate, all of which are lacking in PCB-based LED displays. Photo source: BOE BOE showcased the latest P0.9 glass-based Mini LED ...
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2021-06-09

Signify’s UV-C Disinfection Trolley Can Inactivate 99% of COVID-19 Virus and Helps Boost COVID-19 Fight

The Taiwanese government raised its COVID-19 alert to Level 3 amid a spike in domestic cases. To help with epidemic prevention, Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, developed a UV-C disinfection trolley that can break down 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus in 6 seconds. Moreover, Signify has donated 10 trolleys to Taipei City in an attempt to stand with healthcare workers, police, and firefighters combating the pandemic. Coronavirus can last for a long time on specific surfaces, particularly on stainless steel and plastic surfaces for up to 3 days; expanded sp...
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2021-06-08

Signify Boosts Fan Experience In Major European Football Stadiums

Optimizes fan, broadcasting, and viewer experience ahead of Europe’s biggest international football tournament Enables greater flexibility for bespoke pre- and post-match entertainment Upgrades lighting in six of Europe’s top football stadiums, including Amsterdam, Munich and Rome Eindhoven, Netherlands - Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has upgraded the lighting of six of Europe’s top stadiums, perfectly on time for&nbs...
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2021-06-08

Ten Pao’s Production Base in Vietnam Has Commenced Operation Further Enhancing Its Global Production Layout

[8 June 2021 – Hong Kong] Ten Pao Group Holdings Limited (“Ten Pao”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group;” stock code: 1979) is pleased to announce that the production base in Vietnam, which Ten Pao invested and constructed, has officially commenced operation in the second quarter this year. This is the third self-owned production base, also the second one overseas, in addition to production bases in Hungary and in Huizhou, China. This new production base is an important foothold for the Group’s global production expansion pl...
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The LM301B EVO enables luminaires to meet latest DLC V5.1 Premium and EU’s ErP Ecodesign requirements to accommodate evolving needs of the lighting industry (Photo: Samsung Electronics) Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advance... READ MORE

San Jose, CA – May 04, 2021 – Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and ... READ MORE