2021-03-08

Klaran™ High-Performance UVC LEDs for Disinfection Adopted in Daikin Air Purifier

Asahi Kasei announces that the UV Streamer Air Purifier scheduled to be launched in Japan by Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Daikin) on April 26, 2021, will be equipped with Klaran™ high-performance UVC LEDs for disinfection by Crystal IS, Inc. (CIS), an Asahi Kasei company. About Klaran™ UVC LEDs Made using the Asahi Kasei Group’s leading single-crystal aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates and thin-film crystal growth technologies, Klaran™ achieves the highest output in the 260–270 nm wavelength range, which is most effec...
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2021-03-05

MicroLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI raised 7.1 million Euro

Belgium-based microLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI announced that it has raised 7 million Euro from FPIM and KBC Focus Fund. The funds will enable the company to transition from the pilot line technology development to product design and subsequently to the manufacturing phase. MICLEDI reveals that its next steps will be to demonstrate its native-RGB microLED display on 300 mm wafers, prepare its technology IP for transfer to a foundry partner for manufacturing and launch its product development phase. Last year MICLEDI raised 4.5 millio...
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2021-03-04

Micro LEDs for medical applications: ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si epiwafers are used for in-vivo brain/machine interface by Toyohashi University

Toyohashi, Japan and Dresden, Germany – 3rd March 2021 – The team of Prof. Sekiguchi of Toyohashi University of Technology and ALLOS Semiconductors have engaged to realize high efficiency nitride-based micro LED chips for novel in-vivo neutral application. Since their evolution in the 1990s, nitride LEDs have made inroads into our daily lives, saving energy and enabling many new applications. They are known for their ubiquitous use in numerous illumination applications and the emerging micro LEDs are famous in particular for use in super large TVs...
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2021-02-26

Nitride Semiconductors Continues Enforcement against Infringement of its UV LED Patent

On Feb. 18, 2021 (local time), Nitride Semiconductors Co., Ltd. (“Nitride”), a pioneer of ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV LED) technology, hereby announces that, it has successfully filed a complaint against Digi-Key Corporation (“Digikey”), a global electrical components distributor, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, asserting infringement of Nitride’s UV LED patent.
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2021-02-24

Samsung to apply RGB one chip tech to MicroLED TV to lower price

New tech to reduce production steps that will lower cost Image: Samsung Samsung Electronics is planning to reduce the production steps in its MicroLED TV production to lower their prices, TheElec has learned. The company will apply RGB(red, green and blue) one chip transfer technology during production. Samsung currently transfer R, G and B chips separately. Instead, they will implement RGB into one chip. This increases the chips size, making transfer of them on to the printed circuit board relatively easier. This also reduces the time it takes to tra...
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2021-02-22

Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, Key Step in Car Plan

  Apple Inc. is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is in active talks with a number of potential suppliers for these laser-based sensors that allow a car’s computer to “see” its surroundings, said the people, who asked not to be identified due to the private nature of the discussions. The company has been working on a driverless vehicle project for s...
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2021-02-22

Apple wins a patent for advanced monitors based on a new Micro-LED Chiplet Architecture

Last May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that Apple has made a Massive investment in a new Plant in Taiwan to make Next-Gen LED based Displays." The report claimed that Apple would be investing over US$300 million on a new display plant to produce both mini and micro-LED displays. Then last September Apple won a micro-LED patent relating to a display for a future fitness band. This was followed by a published patent application last October covering a micro-LED display that incorporated solar cells. Last week Apple was g...
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2021-02-17

Great Northern Hydroponics Projects CA$150,000 in Annual Savings After Fluence LED Implementation

Leading tomato grower in Canada sees significant cost savings with LED technology and heavier fruit weights that drive increased yields AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 9, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial food and cannabis production, and Great Northern Hydroponics, an Ontario, Canada-based greenhouse growing more than 10 varieties of tomatoes, announced today that the companies’ collaborative LED implementation is projected to save an estimated 150,000 Canadian dollars in an...
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2021-02-17

Signify’s LED lighting helps The Kingfish Company to accelerate eco-friendly fish growth

Improves energy efficiency, optimizes feed conversion and reduces costs Allows Kingfish to exceed system design output by as much as 30% Promotes consistent growth of land-grown Yellowtail fish and helps to reduce stress in fish Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, supplied Kingfish Company with Philips Aquaculture photoperiodic LED lighting products to optimize fish growth and feed conversion at the world’s first sustainable land-grown aquaculture facility for Yellowtail fish. The lights prov...
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2021-02-08

SETi and Seoul Viosys Develop Portable “Photon Stand” Surface Disinfection Unit That Kills Viruses in 10 Minutes

ANSAN, South Korea (February 5, 2021) – Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”) and Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), the leading global providers of UV LED technology and subsidiaries of Seoul Semiconductor, announced the development of a portable surface disinfection unit, the “Photon Stand,” as a new Violeds UV-C LED technology application. Designed to disinfect COVID-19 occurrence areas, such as hospital rooms contaminated by infectious patients, or other locations, such as schools and children’s day-car...
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2021-02-04

TrendForce: 2021 Global LED Lighting Market Outlook and Opportunities v.s. Challenges Analysis

According to the latest TrendForce’s report ‘2021 Global LED Lighting Market Outlook: Light LED and LED Lighting Market Trend (1H21)’, the global LED lighting market is more optimistic than previous estimates, it is estimated with an opportunity to grow 5.1% in 2021. In the short term, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world, the demand and consumption of LED lighting has been suppressed to some extent. In the medium and long term,there still exist uncertainties to each industry under the impact of pandemic. However, in ord...
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2021-02-04

Lumileds Addresses Industry Growth with LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture

Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and characterized for horticulture, the new options offer high PPF/W, broad spectrum white light that enable grow lights which are productive and economical. In horticulture applications growers are looking for time tested, top performance and reliability, the LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture delivers the photons tha...
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2021-02-04

Panasonic debuts next-gen head-up display at CES 2021

► Revealed at digital-only 2021 CES show ► Uses AR and AI ► And it's 4K Electronics company Panasonic has used the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show to display a futuristic augmented reality head-up display (HUD). Designed to build upon systems found in cars today, the augmented reality HUD uses artificial intelligence to detect and highlight potential hazards involving pedestrians, cyclists, bridges or other vehicles. The Panasonic Automotive arm of the technology firm says that with the advent of autonomous driving comes a reduced driver focus on i...
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2021-02-04

Kulicke & Soffa Further Extends Mini and Micro LED Technology Through Strategic Acquisition of Uniqarta

SINGAPORE, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa," "K&S" or the "Company") announced today it has acquired a 100% equity stake in Uniqarta, Inc ("Uniqarta"), a technology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This strategic acquisition includes Uniqarta's patent portfolio and other intellectual property rights. Prior to closing the acquisition in the Company's fiscal second quarter, Kulicke & Soffa worked extensi...
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2021-02-04

Announcement of "AℓNUV," an Ultraviolet Light Product Brand

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. (headquarters: 2-9-13 Naka Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and Representative Director: Yutaka Hiratsuka) is pleased to announce the release of AℓNUV (al-noov), a product brand using ultraviolet light sources. Centering on its UV-C LED (wavelength: 265 nm), which has been confirmed to be highly effective at inactivating the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Stanley Electric aims to bring a safe environment for everybody's daily life by proposing a variety of products and solutions for the disinfection of surfaces, air...
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2021-02-03

Seoul Viosys Reports Fiscal Year 2020 Revenues and Operating Profit Results

The FY 2020 revenues and operating profit grew 23% and 166% respectively Seoul Viosys expects 38% to 50% YoY growth for the first quarter 2021, signaling a big leap year   ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced financial results for the 2020 fiscal year with revenues of KRW 431.3 billion and operating profit of KRW 27.2 billion (operating margin of 6.3%) on a consolidated basis. This growth in revenues comes despite of global ...
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2021-02-01

VueReal Adopts ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT) Solution to Bring to Market Mass Transfer Cartridge Technology That Enables Low-Cost MicroLED Display Applications

WATERLOO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 28, 2021 / MicroLED offers a superior viewing experience versus existing display technologies such as conventional LCD and OLEDs. End market applications like smartwatches, VR/AR micro displays, automotive infotainment displays, TV screens and mobile phone displays are assembled by precisely placing millions of Micro LEDs together. The challenge has been efficiency and yield rates in the manufacturing process. In a significant development, VueReal and ASM Pacific Technologies (ASMPT) have agree...
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2021-01-28

Signify Will Halt Production at Its Factory in Tupelo, and Professional Indoor Lighting Products Will Be Affected

According to foreign media, in order to deal with the current status of lighting industry, Signify will halt production at its factory in Tupelo, Mississippi. Before the end of 3Q21, the production of its DayBrite and Chloride professional indoor lighting solutions will be transferred to its factories in San Marcos, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico. This transfer also includes some indoor lighting R&D. Sales, marketing, IT teams and key R&D will continue to run in Tupelo. According to Signify, due to the transformation in the lighting industry, this chan...
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2021-01-28

Seoul Viosys Begins Mass Production of 25Gbps VCSELs for 5G Communication Applications

With the launch of 25Gbps VCSELs, Seoul Viosys is targeting the $1.1B VCSEL market including 5G and data communication application market Seoul Viosys is fully equipped for mass production of VCSELs, with initial approval to supply three major customers Mass production of VCSELs for sensor applications is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2021   ANSAN, South Korea (January 28, 2021) – Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a leading compound semiconductor provider, announced that for the first time in Korea, Seoul Vi...
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2021-01-28

Harvard University Develops a School of Robotic Fish with LED Lights

Owing to the inspiration of fish, researchers from Harvard University have created a school of underwater robotic fish. The robotic fish can navigate and find each other on their own and work together to complete tasks. Equipped with two cameras and three blue LED lights, these bionic robotic fish can sense the direction and distance of other fish. These robots are 3D-printed in the shape of fish, with fins instead of propellers and cameras for eyes. Besides, they light up with LEDs due to the imitation of nature’s innovation of bioluminescence. The LED pulses ch...
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2021-01-27

Nichia’s Latest UV-C LED Disinfection Efficacy Proven to Combat Viruses

Independent research confirms NICHIA’s 280 nm deep UV LEDs can eliminate up to 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 Tokushima, Japan – 26 January 2021: NICHIA, a leading global LED manufacturer, further demonstrates its commitment to innovation and improvements to global well-being with the public launch of its newest deep UV LED, the NCSU334B. At a peak wavelength of 280 nm, NICHIA’s deep UV LED outperforms other commercially available UV-C LED’s, regardless of wavelength, in output, efficiency and lifetime. At the same ...
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2021-01-26

TV-used Mini LED Chip Revenue Likely to Reach US$270 Million in 2021 as Battle Over Mini LED Backlight TV Specs Takes Place, Says TrendForce

As various TV manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, and TCL announced their new models equipped with Mini LED backlights at CES 2021, TrendForce’s 2021 Mini LED New Backlight Display Trend Analysis report shows that total Mini LED chip revenue from Mini LED backlight TVs to potentially reach US$270 million in 2021, as manufacturers gradually overcome technological bottlenecks and lower their overall manufacturing costs, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Mini LED backlight TVs possess a highly cost-effective competitive...
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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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2021-01-22

LG Combines Bed with Transparent OLED to Realize Unparalleled Viewing Experience

After the release of transparent OLED, LG Display has expanded this product to everyday applications. At CES 2021, LGD showcased Smart Bed with the combination of bed and transparent OLED. By pushing a button, the screen comes up from the foot of the bed in order to achieve unparalleled viewing experience. According to LGD, transparent OLED does not need backlight source. It can use its advantage of self-emitting, and the transparency can increase to 40%. Yet, the transparency of transparent LCD is only 10%. Thus, like glass, transparent OLED can ...
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2021-01-21

Breakthrough: According to Rohinni, Its New Technology Doubles Mini LED Transfer Speed

On January 11, Rohinni announced that its Mini LED transfer technology has made a breakthrough. Thanks to its new bondhead, Mini LED transfer speed has achieved 100Hz (100 times per second), which has been said to be the fastest transfer speed. Compared with its first-generation transfer technology, the new technology has doubled transfer speed and cut in half the cost. Rohinni has an exclusive manufacturing process which can transfer Mini/Micro LEDs to the substrate efficiently and accurately. During 2016-2019, Rohinni formed joint ventures with three companies to...
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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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2021-01-19

Shortage Caused by Explosive Growth in Mini LED Demand to Result in 5-10% Price Hike for LED Chips, Says TrendForce

(Image Source: pixabay) While major OEMs such as Apple and Samsung prepare to release their new notebook computers, tablets, and TVs that are fully equipped with Mini LED backlights this year, various companies in the LED supply chain began procuring Mini LED chips ahead of time in 4Q20, leading to an explosive demand growth for these chips, which in turn crowded out the LED suppliers’ production capacities for other mainstream LED chips, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Given this structure-wide shortage of LED chips, certain...
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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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2021-01-13

【Exclusive Interview】OSRAM's Diversified Infrared Sensing to Welcome the Market Demands on Automotive LiDAR, Industrial Automation and Smart City Markets

Alvin Tse, Vice President of Sales of Greater China & Japan, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a leading manufacturer of infrared sensing components in the industry. With its broad portfolio including Infrared-LEDs (IREDs), Edge-Emitting Lasers (EEL) and VCSELs the company addresses applications like advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) like automotive LiDAR or driver monitoring, biometrics and 3D Sensing for consumer electronics as well as industrial automation and many more. . LEDinside / Trend...
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Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and charact... READ MORE

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE