2020-07-17

MaxLite Provides Updated Information about Its Lawsuit against Jiaxing Super Lighting

MaxLite has filed petitions for inter partes review (IPR) aiming to invalidate the patents of Jiaxing Super Lighting to fight against the Chinese company’s accusing of patent infringement. MaxLite provided an update on the status of the pending lawsuit. (Image: MaxLite) In May 2019, Super Lighting filed a patent infringement lawsuit against MaxLite, accusing MaxLite of infringing several Super Lighting’s US patents. In response, MaxLite filed petitions for IPR before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Pat...
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2020-07-17

Milan’s Digital Fashion Week Streaming with Samsung’s LED Signage on Duomo Cathedral

As COVID-19 sweeping across the world, most large scale activities have been cancelled, rescheduled or moved online. So are the fashion events. Milano Fashion Week is now hosted entirely online from July 14 to 17 and people in the city can see the shows on the large LED signage provided by Samsung hanging on Duomo Cathedral. (Image: Samsung) By moving the showcase online, the organizer of the event, the National Chamber of Italian Fashion and Urban Vision, streaming partner of the Milano Digital Fashion Week, hopes to offer fans of fashion and design a sen...
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2020-07-17

【Exclusive Interview】Cree Horticultural Lighting LED Wins Worldwide Customer Trusts

According to the analysis of LEDinside, demands of the European and the US horticultural lighting market grew steadily in 2019. Compared with other lighting applications, the horticultural lighting market demand in 2020 is still increasing in a stably. To learn more about the market, LEDinside had a talk with Paul Scheidt, Leader of Product Marketing at Cree, one of the leading industry suppliers of the market to learn how innovative LED technology supports current horticultural lighting applications. (Paul Scheidt, Leader of Product Marketing at Cree; image: C...
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2020-07-16

UVC LED Embedded Disinfecting Face Mask Reaches $1M Fund on Crowdfunding Platform

We have now learned that COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets or surfaces contact of the infected individuals. As a result, wearing mask and intensifying disinfection are considered effective ways to prevent infection. Combining above two solutions, a UVC LED embedded mask was developed and raised more than US$ 1 million on a crowdfunding platform. (Image: UM System) The product, named UVMask, was launched by UM System, a subsidiary of Measure Inc. focusing on optical and bio-technology, on June 25, 2020. According to UM System, UVMask is a reus...
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2020-07-16

Scientists Back UV Light Applications for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Indoors

Since many places have ended lockdowns and return to usual life but the threat of COVID-19 continues, it is important to maintain social distance and intensify disinfection in public areas. UV light disinfection, which has been a popular application ever since the beginning of COVID-19 outbreak, is now supported by scientists as an effective solution to prevent COVID-19 transmission for indoor environment. A study recently published in ACS Nano by experts in the fields of virology, immunology, aerosols, architecture, and physics, have surveyed the possible methods t...
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2020-07-16

Quanergy Shows How 3D LiDAR Supports Smart People Management Solution for Reopen

LiDAR sensor developer Quanergy Systems shared that its new generation QORTEX People Counter solution can deliver over 98% accuracy from pitch dark or indoor to very bright lighting conditions in full sun light. By combining the system with Quanergy’s LiDAR product, a wide range of flow management can be deployed to enhance security and safety in public areas especially at the critical time of reopen. According Quanergy, QORTEX People Counter provides information about the flow and number of people in retail stores, public transportation centers, stadiu...
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2020-07-16

ROHM Release Blue-green LEDs for Color Universal Design Applications

ROHM introduced its newly launched blue-green LED products SMLD12E2N1W and SMLD12E3N1W that support the adoption of Color Universal Design (CUD). (Image: ROHM) Color is used in a variety of ways but there are approximately over 200 million people have problem distinguishing between red and green color. In addition, each individual perceives color differently. Since people’s perception of color varies, there is a growing need in the society to implement Color Universal Design that takes into account the various types of color vision in order t...
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2020-07-15

Outdoor Lighting at Night May Cause Sleep and Mood Disorders for Teenagers, Says Study

A new study reveals how outdoor artificial lighting at night links with sleep and mental disorder of adolescents. Researchers of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that teenagers who live in areas that have high levels of artificial light at night tend to get less sleep and are more likely to have a mood disorder comparing to teens who live in areas with low levels of night-time light. The research, titled “Association of Outdoor Artificial Light at Night with Mental Disorders and Sleep Patterns among US Adolescents,” was based on a cro...
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2020-07-15

As China Steps up Pace of Mini/Micro LED Commercialization, Total Project Investment Reaches RMB 39.1 Billion, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s latest LED Industry Demand and Supply Data Base finds that, by 2024, the global Mini/Micro LED market is projected to reach US$4.2 billion in revenue. The positive outlook of the Mini/Micro LED industry has attracted many investors. Since 2019, total investments in Mini/Micro LED-related projects in China have reached RMB 39.1 billion, with more than 14 newly added projects, according to TrendForce’s investigations. This massive influx of capital is expected to accelerate the overall pace of Mini/Micro LED commercialization. ...
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2020-07-15

GE Current and Pointr Partner to Reopen Buildings with IoT Smart Lighting

GE Current and Pointr announced their partnership to leverage the edge of smart lighting based on IoT technology for safe reopens of large buildings. Especially at the time when COVID-19 still post threat to the communities. The smart lighting technology of GE Current combined with Pointr’s location-based services developed enhanced space management applications for retailers, warehouses and industrial premises. Through mobile devices, owners of buildings and public areas can understand the precise location of employees and visitors. (Image: GE Current) G...
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2020-07-15

The Coretec Group Announces Patent Portfolio Expansion Enabling Advanced UV LED Disinfection and Horticulture Lighting Applications

The U.S.-based material supplier Coretec Group who focus on silicon-based materials utilizing Cyclohexasilane (CHS) development announced that it has filed a provisional patent with its CHS derived silicon. The provisional patent notes three LED applications that Coretec believes its CHS technology is suited for. The first application is the ability to create a cost-efficient, high intensity UV LED capable of killing COVID-19 and other microorganisms. As one of the existing challenges of UV LED is the limitation of reaching needed intensity light, C...
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2020-07-14

Autonomous Vehicle Company Aurora Releases LiDAR Sensor for Its Self-driving Cars

Self-driving technology startup Aurora announced its self-developed LiDAR sensor FirstLight LiDAR last week. The LiDAR sensor was tested on Aurora’s test vehicles to help the perception system to see and track objects farther, faster, and with greater precision. (Image: Aurora) Aurora acquired LiDAR company Blackmore last year eyeing the expertise of FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) technology. FMCW LiDAR delivers a constant stream of light and changes the frequency of that light at regular intervals. With the technology, Auro...
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2020-07-14

UV LED Embedded Mosquito Lamp to Better Attract Insects

A mosquito lamp deploying UV LED was launched in a Japanese website Gloture. The product, according to its description, uses UV light to attract insects including mosquitoes, flies and other. The UV LED mosquito lamp delivers UV light and special sound waves that are appeal to insects. Once the bugs fly towards the light, they are tapped within the lamp. (Image: Gloture) The idea of using UV light to trap insects is not new. LEDinside interviewed Everlight last year and the company has introduce the idea of UV LED integrated gravitrap and mosquito l...
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2020-07-14

GE Current Introduces New Product Extensions for Easier Sign or Signage Installation

GE Current, a Daintree company, has unveiled two extensions to its Tetra family, as well as a third generation update to the Select TX™ that improves loading by 25%. (Image: GE Current) The Tetra® Snap features a snap design that allows sign makers to snap LED modules into an aluminum extrusion. This design eliminates the need for screws, and allows users the flexibility to customize the product choosing between three different light levels, hitting a maximum 1,000 lumens per foot. Combined with Current’s patented OptiLens X optical design, this ...
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2020-07-14

Smart Glasses Maker Vuzix Highlights its Growing Patent Portfolio Covering Micro LED Display, Holographic Optics and More

Vuzix, who focusing on smart glasses and AR technology, announced the recent granting of a series of patents and patents pending, focused on wearable computer and AR smart glasses. The company said that its patent portfolio has grown from 90 patents and patents pending to 166 over the last 36 months. Vuzix’ patent portfolio encompasses a range of IP including waveguides with holographic optics, laser and Micro LED display integration, fashion forward industrial designs and optics that support low cost single layer waveguides to multilayer large field of view solutions. ...
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2020-07-13

What’s Next for UVC LED While Signify and Osram Add Conventional UV Lamp Product Lines? (Part 2)

People usually only know that UV light is viable to kill bacteria and viruses, but they are not aware of the details about wavelength or ililluminance. For the manufacturers who had planned to end production of conventional lighting, this UVC trend for lamps become a big surprise. Take Signify for example, it is magnifying product categories and lines and invested UV lamp producer, GLA, in Netherland, indicating that the heat of UVC conventional lamp will not fade away in short. As a connector supplier, Amphenol LTW Technology has been collaborating with manufactur...
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2020-07-13

What’s Next for UVC LED While Signify and Osram Add Conventional UV Lamp Product Lines? (Part 1)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created severe impacts on the global economics. People around the world are getting used to a new lifestyle in response to the crisis as well. In order to prevent infection, UV technology applications are returning to the center of the industry. UVC, with the wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm) and can deactivate bacteria and viruses, is gaining unprecedented attention in particular. In the past few months, the effects of UVC light on coronaviruses have been discussed and reported. LED manufactures also hurriedly devoted to UV...
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2020-07-13

SemiLEDs Reports FY3Q20 Financial Results

SemiLEDs announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2020, ended May 31, 2020. The company posted revenues of US$1.6 million for the third quarter of FY 2020, which increased by 2% comparing to the previous quarter. GAAP net loss attributable to SemiLEDs stockholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $513 thousand, compared to a gain of $348 thousand in the second quarter of fiscal 2020, or a net loss of $0.14 per diluted share, compared to a net gain of $0.08 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. GAAP gross...
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2020-07-13

New Approach to Manufacture Flexible Micro LED Display Unveiled by Researchers

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada reported that they have created a new method to transfer and bond Micro LEDs onto flexible substrate. The approach is called “paste-and-cut” by the researchers and can selectively transfer GaN Micro LED from sapphire substrate onto flexible platforms. The results were published at Nano Energy in July, 2020. The research team unveiled their achievement of using the novel “paste-and-cut” approach to transfer and bound GaN Micro LEDs onto flexible substrate with demonstrated effectiveness. T...
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2020-07-13

【UPDATE】Everlight and Epileds Wins Patent Lawsuit in Germany

Taiwan based LED packager Everlight and LED chip manufacturer Epileds announced that they won a patent litigation against Seoul Semiconductor in Germany and the Korean company’s patent was ruled invalid. On March 14, 2018, the patent litigation strategy alliance of Everlight and Epiled filed a nullity action against Seoul Semiconductor in the German Federal Patent Court. The party claimed that Seoul’s Europe patent EP1697983 (German patent DE60341314.5) should be invalid. The patent-in-suit is related to the surface roughness technology of verti...
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2020-07-10

Instrument Systems Introduces Optical Wafer Testing for Micro LEDs

Instrument Systems of the Konica Minolta Group introduces a camera-based measurement solution for Micro LED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. Thanks to a 100 mm macro lens, the camera enables fast parallel inline analysis of all Micro LEDs on a wafer at a single test station. Micro LEDs are renowned for being an exacting new display technology. According to the latest definition of L...
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2020-07-10

Korean Media Doubts Samsung's Plan of Launching Micro LED TV This Year

Samsung plans to debut its Micro LED TV, The Wall, in the second half of 2020. However, TheElec, a Korea electronics industry media, reported that Samsung might not be able to follow its schedule as it has yet begun production necessary component by now. Samsung revealed its Micro LED TV lineup at CES 2020, among which, the 75-inch, 88-inch, 93-inch and 110-inch TVs were anticipated to launch in the market of Europe, North America and the Middle East in 2020. (Image: Samsung) TheElec quoted information from its sources that, at the moment in July,...
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2020-07-10

Wireless Micro LED System to Power Medical Implants

A research team from South Korea developed a new method to power medical implants using active photonic wireless system incorporating Micro LED that can be attached on skin and a photovoltaic device that integrated with medical implant. Medical implants such as pacemakers help to monitor and regulate physical condition of people to support efficient medical treatment. These devices usually need a constant source of energy to operate, resulting in issues of power supply. Batteries and wired power also create limitation for applications. For example, when battery power gets exhau...
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2020-07-10

New Holding Company of Epistar and Lextar Named ENNOSTAR

Epistar and Lextar, the two LED companies in Taiwan said that they are forming a new holding company via share conversion with the aim to strengthen Micro LED and Mini LED display technology and business. The new holding company is now named ENNOSTAR, revealed Epistar in its announcement following the agreement of both companies. The share conversion ratios of two companies are set at one share of Epistar for 0.5 ordinary share of ENNOSTAR, and one share of Lextar for 0.275 ordinary share. An extra ordinary shareholders meeting and the promoter’...
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2020-07-09

Daktronics Offers 80 LED Displays in Jordan Capital

US-based LED video display supplier Daktronics announced that it has provided 80 LED display units to a Jordan media service company Seagulls for their city-wide project in Amman, the capital city of Jordan. Of the 80 LED displays provided for this project, 50 featured 2 square meters and 30 featured 8 square meters of digital space. All 80 units employed 3.9 mm line spacing for up-close viewing distances. These units are installed across the city of Amman to share digital advertising messages to passersby. The installation took place between 2019 and 2020. (Imag...
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2020-07-09

Fluence Expands Global Research on How Light Quality Impact Plant Growth and Crop Quality

Fluence by Osram, the horticulture LED lighting solution provider, announced the expansion of its global photobiology research program, which encompasses studies on multiple vine crops, leafy greens and medical cannabis in the United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Fluence leverages a network of leading research institutions and partners for its program, including Wageningen University & Research (WUR) for tomatoes; Proefstation voor de Groenteteelt (Proefstation) to study cucumbers; Harrow Research and Development Centre for peppers; Th...
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2020-07-09

ALLOS Semiconductors to Focus on Micro LED and Sells High Power Electronics and RF Business to AZUR SPACE

GaN-on-Si epiwafer expert ALLOS Semiconductor announced that its high power electronics and RF business have been sold to AZUR SPACE, a provider of III-V epitaxy for solar cells. AZUR SPACE will use the acquired technology to expand its III-V epi business into the booming market for GaN-on-Si high power electronics and RF epiwafers. ALLOS Semiconductors will continue its optoelectronics business with the focus on the emerging Micro LED display market. (200 mm GaN-on-Si epiwafer example for HPE application; image: ALLOS) Si...
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2020-07-09

Mini LED and Micro LED Supply Chain and Market Overview

Mini LED and Micro LED, the novel display technologies based on LED, have lit up the industry which long suffered from low price competition. As worldwide companies and research institutes pouring resources into technology development in the past years and building up partnerships to formulate new ecosystem, several Micro and Mini LED achievements were revealed. Display products using Mini LED backlight are launched and Micro LED prototypes also continue to achieve breakthroughs.
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2020-07-08

2020 Micro LED Forum – Opportunities and Challenges for Mass Production of Emerging Display Technologies

Micro LED Forum is going online this year to keep worldwide industry experts updated with the latest developments and market trend of the innovative display technologies Micro LED and Mini LED. Despite that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to suspension and cancellation of many major global business fairs and events, the progresses within the industry and the market never stopped. At the moment of difficulty, LEDinside of TrendForce still integrated the latest technology developments and will share the critical information with the industry online without time and ge...
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2020-07-08

AMS’ Acquisition of Osram Approved by the EU Commission

Since the Austrian sensing company AMS won the bid of Osram in December 2019, it has been a long journey for it to complete the acquisition of the German company. Finally, on July 6, AMS announced that it has received unconditional regulatory approval from the EU commission for the acquisition of Osram and is going to close the takeover on July 9, 2020. As the acquisition announced last year, it was stated that the merger would be subject to antitrust and foreign trade approvals by the EU. In the press release of the EU Commission, the Commission concluded that ...
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