2020-12-02

Kaltech's Disinfectant Deodorizer Proved to Have Infectivity Suppression Effect against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Floating in Fixed Space

Kaltech Co., Ltd., headquartered in Chuo-ku, Osaka, has announced that an experiment to test for 20 minutes the efficacy of a disinfectant deodorizer equipped with the company's proprietary photocatalytic technology against airborne novel coronavirus in a fixed space confirmed an infectivity suppression effect. Kaltech is a venture company founded by a former engineer of a major Japanese electric equipment manufacturer. The experiment was carried out in collaboration with RIKEN and the Nihon University School of Medicine. Images: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/release/202...
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2020-12-02

MLS Aims to Become a Lighting Brand and Will Reduce the Role of LED Packages in Its Business Portfolio

In a recent interview with a market research firm, China-based LED manufacturer MLS announced that it is fully committed to become a brand in finished lighting products and will be scaling back the role of LED packages in its business portfolio over the next few years. MLS currently owns two brand names: “MLS” and “LEDVANCE”. Its strategy going forward will be primarily about building up brand recognition and opening new sales channels. MLS said that it has been laying the groundwork for the transition during these recent years. ...
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2020-12-01

Samsung Modifies Its Plan to Introduce UV LEDs into New Household Appliances and Is Testing Disinfection and Deodorization Effect

According to Korean media, Samsung has modified its plan about the adoption of UV LEDs in new household appliances in 2021, and the number of new household appliances using UV LED technology in 2021 has been lowered. In response to the pandemic, in September 2020 Samsung announced the adoption of UV LEDs in 20-30% of its new household appliances in 2021. Yet, insiders revealed that the number of applications of the original plan has been lowered by Samsung. Afterwards, with feedback in the market, the application range will have a chance to be increased. Recent...
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2020-12-01

LGD Is Expected to Produce MiniLED Display for iPad Pro

According to foreign media, LGD’s MiniLED displays are expected to be adopted in Apple’s new iPad models with the release date in 1Q21. The MacBook and iMac will be the next models to be applied in. According to ETNews, before 2021 LGD will achieve the batch production of MiniLED displays used in the new iPad models. Due to the MiniLED display, the iPad Pro can reach better brightness, contrast ratio and power efficiency. The iPad Pro has offered a 120Hz refresh rate. Thus, for Apple, it is a reasonable improvement to apply MiniL...
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2020-12-01

Toyoda Gosei Invests in Ball Wave, a Startup from Tohoku University

Kiyosu, Japan, November 30, 2020: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has invested1 in Ball Wave Inc., a startup from Tohoku University that develops practical applications of ball SAW sensors.2 These sensors use natural collimation of surface acoustic waves (SAWs), a physical phenomenon predicted and experimentally verified by researchers at Tohoku University, and can instantly detect various kinds of matter in air and other gases at the nanoscale. Toyoda Gosei and Ball Wave will leverage Toyoda Gosei’s surface treatment technologies, such as painting and plating tech...
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2020-11-30

Samsung Re-Scheduled UV LED for Home Appliances of 2021

According to Korean news, Samsung Electronics has reduced the number of home appliances launching next year that it will apply UV LED on from its initial target. In September 2020, the company had planned to install UV LED on up to 20 to 30% of new home appliances launching in 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it has reduced the number of models that it will install UV LED on and instead will expand their application depending on market reactions. Samsung has recently begun testing the installation of UV LED on its home appliances launc...
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2020-11-25

Media: OSRAM May Give Up IoT Lighting Business Due to Pressure from Its Shareholder AMS

According to an article published by LEDs Magazine on November 9, AMS (also stylized as “ams”) as OSRAM’s dominant shareholder may call for OSRAM to divest from its IoT lighting business. This news has come on the heels of OSRAM CTO Stefan Kampmann being let go from the upper management team. Kampmann was responsible for the development of the IoT lighting business, but he reportedly stepped down from the company’s management board just before LEDs Magazine released this article. Based on the reporting from LEDs Magaz...
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2020-11-25

LONGT Strives to Implement IPO and Seize the Profound Commercial Opportunities in Smart City Illumination

Guotai Junan Securities had announced several days ago that LONGT plans to offer common stocks in RMB for the first time and go public, and had completed the pre-listing tutoring at the Jiangsu securities regulatory bureau on October 23rd, with on-going tutoring from Guotai Junan right now. Striving for Smart City Illumination, and Aiming for the Market of 5G Smart Street Lights Established in 2001, LONGT is an integrated service provider for smart city illumination, and offers “integrated” services including product R&D, illumination de...
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2020-11-25

Lumens to Develop Soft LED Display with Mass Production Lock and Loaded

According to the coverage of South Korean media, South Korean LED supplier Lumens has decided to expand its business of soft LED display. The company had announced a few days ago regarding the development of a soft LED display, with mass production ready to go, and has started to expand on production applications, whilst looking for potential clients. As reported, this soft LED display adopts LED pixels, with its thinness and lightweight as the largest selling point. The display is merely 3mm in thickness that is 1/3 of the thickness of existing soft LED display...
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2020-11-24

Porotech Launches Groundbreaking Micro-LED Product

World first is set to transform next-generation display technology. University of Cambridge spin-out Porotech has today announced the launch of its first product based on its breakthrough gallium nitride (GaN) production technique that is set to transform the electronics industry. The company has launched the world's first commercial native red LED epiwafer for micro-LED applications. Micro-LED display technology offers a huge improvement on standard display panels due to its optimum brightness, efficiency and image definition, as well as improved lifetime. These b...
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2020-11-23

Yearly Revenue of Horticultural LED Expected to Grow by Nearly 40% in 2020, While COVID-19 Pandemic Unexpectedly Propels Market Demand, Says TrendForce

Owing to the gradual legalization of marijuana cultivation and the pandemic-induced surge of recreational and medical marijuana markets in North America, horticultural LED has become one of the fastest-growing lighting markets in 2020, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Moreover, as the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the food supply chain starts to surface, capital expenditure (CAPEX) for indoor agricultural infrastructure has once again shown an upward momentum due to the rising demand for equipment replacement and procurement, resulting in a rapi...
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2020-11-23

KYOCERA to Acquire 100% Ownership of California-Based SLD Laser

Laser Diode Module (Photo: Business Wire) Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto, hereafter “Kyocera”) today announced that it has concluded an agreement with California, U.S.-based SLD Laser (formally named Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.) to acquire 100% ownership of SLD Laser. Under the agreement, SLD Laser plans to begin operating as a Kyocera group company upon approval of regulatory authorities.* 1 SLD Laser is a world leader in the commercialization of gallium nitride (GaN) based laser light sources and was established in 2013 ...
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2020-11-20

Nichia Corporation Becomes First to License TriGain® Technology from GE Current, a Daintree company

Nichia Corporation can now use industry leading TriGain® technology for superior color rendering and efficiency across its LED chip portfolio for use in general illumination applications Today it was announced that Nichia Corporation will become the first to license TriGain® technology from GE Current, a Daintree company and deploy it into their LED chip portfolio for lighting applications globally. TriGain®, a potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphor, is a breakthrough in phosphor technology that improves the color rendering for LEDs through its unique red emission, without sacrificing efficiency. Other solutions take a significant efficiency penalty to achieve similar color rendering.
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2020-11-19

The Intellectual Property High Court finds infringement of Nichia's patents and awards damages based on the price of LCD TV

On November 18, 2020, the Intellectual Property High Court (the "IP High Court") ruled in an appellate patent infringement case between Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") and Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation ("Toshiba Visual"), finding that Toshiba Visual's LCD TVs infringes Nichia's patents, and ordering Toshiba Visual to pay Nichia 132 million yen in damages. In 2017, Nichia filed a lawsuit seeking damages at the Tokyo District Court, claiming Toshiba Visual's importation and sale of LCD TVs (Product ...
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2020-11-19

Ushio sets 1,050 nm SWIR LED output power record with 700 mW chip

Ushio has announced the release of a new record-breaking version of its Epitex SMBB1050GD 1,050 nm short wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs. Available in single or multi-chip form, each gallium arsenide (GaAs) chip is capable of a record optical output power of 700 milliwatts (mW) at 1 Ampere (continuous wave, CW), or 1,200 mW at 2 A (pulsed). This incredible optical output power can reach up to 3,700 mW when taking advantage of the SMBB family multi-chip package options, which allow up to three chips at the same time, along with an optional ceramic insulator, in t...
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2020-11-18

Mitsubishi Electric Partners with AquiSense Technologies to Offer UV-C LED Disinfection to Japanese Residential Market

AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED water disinfection technology, is proud to announce a unique version of its PearlAqua Micro product specifically for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO). The partnership provides MELCO with AquiSense’s patented ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV-C LED) water treatment technology for MELCO’s residential “Eco Cute” hot-water systems. MELCO spent over two years evaluating UV-C LED technology solutions from over a dozen suppliers for its market leading CO...
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2020-11-18

Lumens Looking to Grow Its Flexible LED Display Business

Lumens has decided to make flexible LED display as its new business. It is set to compete against others in the industrial display market after making LED lighting components that go into TVs, laptops, monitors, and LED car lights. The company announced on Tuesday that it developed one of the industry’s best flexible LED displays and is finished with making preparations for mass-production. It explained that it has begun expanding applications and searching for possible customers. Flexible LED display uses LEDs as pixels and displays images or videos. Due...
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2020-11-18

Lumentum Acquires TriLumina Assets

Lumentum Holdings Inc. ("Lumentum") (Nasdaq: LITE) and TriLumina Corporation ("TriLumina") today announced that Lumentum has acquired certain technology assets of TriLumina, including its patents and other intellectual property. TriLumina technology includes innovative flip-chip, back-emitting VCSEL arrays for use in a wide range of applications, including 3D sensing, automotive safety and driver assistance systems and LiDAR, and other emerging applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (sourse:PRNewswire)...
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2020-11-17

Samsung Display Sends 100 Engineers to India to Speed Up the Construction of OLED Module Factories

According to Korean media, in order to speed up the construction process of the OLED module factories in India, Samsung Display sent about 100 engineers to India for support, and these engineers were on a chartered flight to the Indian factories on November 6. According to the report, Samsung Display is building factories in Noida, Uttar Pradesh and North India for the production of medium-sized OLED panels, and the engineers sent to the Indian factories include officials from the partner companies, who will be tested for COVID-19 nucleic acid and self-iso...
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2020-11-17

Top Dutch Soccer Club to Collaborate with Signify for Installation of UVC Disinfection System

Signify recently announced that it has reached an agreement to partner with top Netherlands-based soccer (association football) club PSV Eindhoven to install under-ceiling UVC air disinfection systems from Philips in the club’s facilities. A total of 15 such systems will be installed for the club, in locations including lockers rooms in the Philips Stadion and indoor spaces in De Herdgang training facility. In particular, three UVC air disinfection systems will be installed in each of the locker rooms for the home and away teams in the Stadion, while Signify...
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2020-11-13

Ushio to release new 400 mW (CW) 404 nm laser diode in December 2020

From December 2020, Ushio, Inc. will further expand its violet light product portfolio with the production of a new 404 nm laser diode. Offering 400 mW of continuous wave (CW) output power within a Φ 5.6 mm CAN package, HL40093MG will meet the demand for a violet laser diode suitable for use in industrial applications and beyond. Ushio’s 404 nm laser diode products are often used as light sources within direct imaging lithography systems, with the purpose of exposing the high-definition circuit patterns on boards. Recently, demand for 404 nm laser diodes from o...
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2020-11-12

ams Spectral Sensing Technology Chosen by Optical Metrology Specialist ELDIM for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Professional Rapid Testing

News facts: Rapid test results will be available in 40 minutes and not only limited to a professional healthcare environment Miniaturization of isothermal amplification technology to detect the virus without use of additional equipment ams AS7341L spectral sensor allows reliable spectrally resolved read out of amplified RNA of the virus particles  ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, provides the latest sensor technology to ELDIM, a France-based provider of optical metrology technology and rela...
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2020-11-12

Magna Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

Sales of $9.1 billion decreased 2%, compared to 4% lower global light vehicle production Recorded non-cash impairment charges of $200 million after income taxes and loss attributable to non-controlling interests related to our investment in an equity accounted transmissions joint venture Diluted earnings per share of $1.35, compared to diluted loss per share of $0.75 in the third quarter of 2019 Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.95, 38% higher than the third quarter of 2019 Cash from operating activities of $1.6 billion, compared to $750 million in the thir...
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2020-11-12

BIOS Lighting and Lumileds Partnership is a Game-Changer for Human Centric Lighting

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 to create a new SkyBlue® LED that doubles previously available chip performance. The new 3030 mid-power LED dramatically reduces the lumen per dollar development barrier facing luminaire manufacturers and eliminates a key barrier to bringing better, healthier lighting solutions to market. Lumileds sci...
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2020-11-11

Micro LED Chip Revenue Expected to Reach US$2.3 Billion in 2024, Primarily Used in Large-Sized Displays, Says TrendForce

Since the introduction of Sony’s large-sized modular Micro LED display in 2017, other companies, including Samsung and LG, have successively made advances in Micro LED development, in turn generating much buzz for the technology’s potential in the large-sized display market, according to TrendForce's latest investigations. Emissive Micro LED TVs are expected to arrive on the market between 2021 and 2022. Even so, many technological and cost-related challenges are yet to be solved, meaning Micro LED TVs will remain ultra-high-end luxury products at...
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2020-11-11

Navigating the Minefield: Patent Analysis of Key Mini LED Technologies

Staying free of patent infringement is the key to component adoption by brand manufacturers Generally speaking, patents and IPs are important to major brands including Apple, Samsung, and LG, as these companies may be forced to compensate other parties or have their products barred from certain markets if they are accused of patent infringement. In the worst case scenario, their downstream distributors may be forced to remove end-products from retail shelves. Any financial savings these companies may obtain as a result of using components with questionable IP statuses would be...
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2020-11-10

Hannstar Acquires HannsTouch Plants and Equipment with NTD 2.7 Billion to Deploy Mini/Micro LED

In a press conference held on November 5th at the TWSE, Hannstar announced that it will pay NTD 2.77 billion to acquire the buildings and factory facilities of HannsTouch located at 1-3F., No. 7, Beiyuan 1st Rd., Shanhua Dist., Tainan City, in order to develop Mini/Micro LED panels for future development and operation. HannsTouch spokesperson Huang Boqiang said at the meeting that the transaction amounted to NTD 2.77 billion. The transaction covers a building area of 28,086.64 pings and there is a gain of NTD 210 million from the disposal. The buildi...
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2020-11-10

OSRAM Convenes Extraordinary General Meeting that Approves Rights of Control and Agreement of Profit and Loss Transfer for ams

OSRAM convened an extraordinary general meeting in Munich on November 3rd, which voted for the rights of control and the agreement of profit and loss transfer for major shareholder ams, where 99.77% voted yes that exceeded the requirement of at least 75% of the quorum. Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM, commented: OSRAM and ams will further actuate the merger based on the rights of control and the agreement of profit and loss transf...
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2020-11-10

OSRAM Licht AG: Osram masters corona year 2020 well

Osram masters corona year 2020 well - Osram's Managing Board keeps operating margin stable in fiscal 2019/ 2020 - Comparable sales fell by 13.8 percent - Free cash flow positive at twelve million euros - Management confirms outlook for 2021   Osram has come through the Year of Corona well thanks to efficient management. "We acted early and consistently. We have protected both our employees and our production. This has paid off. Our free cash flow was positive in the last fiscal year at twelve million euros. We are particularly proud of this,&q...
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2020-11-06

II-VI Incorporated Reports Fiscal 2021 First Quarter Results

Quarterly Revenue of $728.1 million Quarterly GAAP Operating Income of $101.1 million Quarterly Non-GAAP Operating Income of $138.9 million Quarterly GAAP EPS of $0.38 Quarterly Non-GAAP EPS of $0.84 September 30, 2020 net debt leverage ratio was 1.3x, reduced from 3.8x at June 30, 20201 II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI) ("II-VI," “We” or the "Company") today reported results for its fiscal 2021 first quarter ended September 30, 2020. “We delivered many highlights in the...
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