2021-01-07

Samsung Electronics Debuts 2021 Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV Lines, Highlighting Commitment to Sustainable and Accessible Future

Samsung Electronics unveiled today its 2021 portfolio of Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV displays during its first-ever virtual First Look event ahead of CES 2021. The new line underscores Samsung’s commitment to accessibility, sustainability, and innovation with new advancements that help redefine the role of television in consumer homes. “During the past year, we have witnessed the pivotal role technology played in helping us carry on with our lives and stay connected with each other,” said JH Han, President of Visual Display Bu...
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2021-01-07

LiDAR Revenue Expected to Reach US$2.9 Billion in 2025, with ADAS/Autonomous Vehicles as Primary Applications, Says TrendForce

The LiDAR market encompasses such applications as ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industries, deliveries, and smart cities; while these applications are estimated to have driven the LiDAR market to reach US$682 million in revenue in 2020, total LiDAR revenue is projected to further expand to $2.932 billion in 2025, a 34% CAGR, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. TrendForce indicates that, with regards to automotive LiDAR applications (ADAS and autonomous vehicles), automakers have continued to release NEVs in spite of the COVID-19 p...
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2021-01-07

Sony Introduces Two New “Crystal LED” Modular Direct View Display Systems

C- and B-Series MicroLED Options Provide Overwhelming Immersivity, Powerful Processor “X1™ for Crystal LED” and Flexible Installation for a Wide Range of Customers and Applications Sony Electronics, a leader with a longstanding history in consumer and professional display technology, has unveiled the latest innovation in premium direct view LED – the modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch ...
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2021-01-07

Ennostar Inc. Officially Established and Listed Today

Ennostar Incorporation (hereinafter referred to as "Ennostar"), a joint venture between Epistar Corporation (former stock code 2448, hereinafter referred to as "Epistar") and Lextar Electronics (former stock code 3698, hereinafter referred to as "Lextar") through share swap, is formally established today (January 6, 2021) and listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with the stock code 3714. The company strives to be the best transnational investment platform of the compound semiconductor industry. Focusing on the rapid development of mini/micro L...
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2021-01-06

Skyworth LCD Starts Mass Production of Its MiniLED Products, with Batch Shipment in January

On December 25, 2020, Skyworth LCD has officially mentioned that its MiniLED products were ready to be mass-produced. Now, it is supplying the products to international TV manufacturers. According to Skyworth, the MiniLED products use an advanced COB solution. With flip chip technology, uniform light mixing can be achieved. Due to the small chip structure, the local dimming zones can be finely made, and high HDR and contrast ratio can be reached. Besides, the optical distance can be reduced, and the thickness of the entire product can be decreased in order t...
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2021-01-06

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

San Francisco, CA -- January 6, 2021- Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies. Sense Silicon, a backside illuminated CMOS SPAD device with more than 140,000 pixels, is designed to work seamlessly with the Sense Illuminator, a distributed 940nm laser array of more than 15,000 VCSELs. Together, they are the core bu...
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2021-01-06

BOE Finally Passes Apple OLED Panel Certification, and Its Panels Are Served Before 2021

According to industry chain information cited by foreign news agencies, China-based panel maker BOE has officially passed Apple’s certification for supplying panels and has offered the OLED panels of iPhone 12 by the end of 2020. Because BOE often failed to pass Apple’s OLED panel certification, the hopes of entering Apple’s supply chain in 2020 were gone. Originally, BOE was expected to pass the certification and enter the supply chain in 1H21. So far, BOE has passed Apple’s certification in December 2020 and has supplied iPhone ...
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2021-01-06

Signify Works with Honeywell to Promote UV-C, Smart and Human-centric Lightings

Signify has formed a strategic alliance with Honeywell on December 21, 2020 and will work on the comprehensive smart lighting solutions in the field of commercial buildings. According to the agreement, Honeywell’s Building Management Systems and its Forge enterprise performance management platform will be integrated with Signify’s Interact connected lighting system and software and its UV-C disinfection lighting. In addition, Signify will also offer human-centric lighting such as NatureConnect. With Signify’s connected LED lighting system In...
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2020-12-31

PlayNitride and ITRI Sign on a Cooperation Project to Focus on Micro LED

PlayNitride and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) signed on a long-term collaboration project at a press conference last week. In addition, Epistar’s Chairman Biing-Jye Lee and AUO’s President Frank Ko also attended the conference. Being the only Micro LED design company in Taiwan, PlayNitride has done many rounds of fundraising. Its CEO Charles Lee is the most important person of the company. In addition, because Epistar acquired ForEpi, Epistar has been its large shareholder holding 20% of PlayNitride. With stro...
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2020-12-31

With KONKA’s First Release of Micro LED Watch, Sony’s New Micro LED Technology will Be Revealed Soon

On December 18, KONKA officially released its APHAEA Micro LED future screen product matrix, with the small pitch products covering pixel pitches from P0.12mm to P1.2mm. In addition, the APHAEA Watch, the world’s first Micro LED watch, has been in the spotlight. The pixel pitch of this Micro LED watch is 0.12mm, and its chip size is below 30μm. A million-level contrast ratio and screen brightness of up to 1500nits can be reached. More delicate color details can be presented, and the image quality is better. In terms of display driver,...
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2020-12-31

Breakthrough: VueReal’s Flipchip microLED Structure Yield Rate Achieves 99.9%

Recently, Canada-based VueReal has announced that it has made a breakthrough in the research of flipchip microLED structure. High yield rate and low cost can be achieved, and its yield rate can surpass 99.9%. Currently, the yield rate of most flipchip microLED structures in the market is not high. Besides, the manufacturing process is not simple. The sensitivity of ESD is high. As a result, the production cost of display is quite high. VueReal has focused on the development of vertical chip microLED process. Simple device can be produced, with yield rate up t...
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2020-12-30

Price Hike for Photocouplers Expected for 2021 Given Shortage of Chips and Raw Materials in Upstream Supply Chain, Says TrendForce

Owing to the rapidly growing demand for EV quick charging poles, as well as the recovering market for consumer electronics and industrial control systems, there has been a shortage of chips and raw materials in the upstream supply chain, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Therefore, prices for photocouplers, which are an essential component in the aforementioned products, will gradually rise throughout 2021. TrendForce further indicates that, given the overall shortage in the semiconductor market, major photocoupler suppliers, such as Taiwanese LED companie...
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2020-12-30

Samsung Starts Accepting Pre-orders For 110-inch MicroLED TV in Korea

Samsung has announced that it will start accepting pre-orders for its premium TV in South Korea. Those who pre-order the 110-inch MicroLED TV will get access to various benefits. Pre-orders for the MicroLED TV will start today (December 30, 2020) and continue until January 29, 2021. Samsung has created an entirely new process to offer consultation to the buyer right from pre-order to the installation of the new TV. The company will send a limousine when customers visit a special consulting store. Moreover, a dedicated team will install the MicroLED TV at the...
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2020-12-29

TrendForce 2021 Infrared Sensing Market Trend- 3D Sensing, LiDAR, SWIR LED

According to TrendForce 2021 Infrared Sensing Market Trend- 3D Sensing, LiDAR, SWIR LED, as the market growth of major applications including 3D sensing for mobile devices (smartphone, tablet and AR), automotive in-cabin sensing (DMS and OMS), LiDAR markets (ADAS, autonomous vehicle, industry, delivery and smart city), eye tracking, security surveillance and PPG continuously boost demands, the infrared sensing market scale in 2025 is expected to reach USD 3.862 billion. The following major applications all have above-average growth momentum! 3D...
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2020-12-28

2021 New Trend in Horticultural Lighting Market--Professional Viewpoint and Solutions from Amphenol LTW

Amphenol LTW is a manufacturer in connectors for industrial automation and machine vision, horticultural lighting, LED lighting, display and fishing lighting, etc. LEDinside, a research institute of TrendForce, had the honor to interview Charles Wu, the manager of Amphenol’s global marketing department, who kindly shared his perspectives and analysis on the new trend in horticultural lighting market, and introduced the company’s solutions for LED horticultural lighting applications.  Charles Wu, Manager of Amphenol’s Global Marketing Depart...
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2020-12-24

YesHealth Group and Nordic Harvest Complete First Phase of Construction on Europe’s Largest Vertical Farm

YesHealth Group and Nordic Harvest complete first phase of construction on Europe's largest vertical farm. The new vertical farm stands 14-stories high in a 7000 sq. meter facility at Copenhagen Markets, on the outskirts of Denmark’s capital. (Photo: Business Wire) COPENHAGEN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new Nordic Harvest vertical farm stands 14-stories high in a 7000 sq. meter facility at Copenhagen Markets, on the outskirts of Denmark’s capital. It will be Europe’s largest and most efficient indoor vertical farm, featuring Yes...
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2020-12-24

Smarter Lighting, Better Driving: Gran Canaria Installs Signify’s Interact City On Main Highway

The combination of Philips DigiStreet luminaires and Interact provides an energy saving of 80% Minimizes light pollution with the 2700K color temperature fully in compliance with local regulations on preserving night sky without compromising road safety and driving experience Zhaga connectors make the highway ready for the future, enabling sensing capabilities for monitoring environmental conditions such as motion, tilt, vibration, and noise   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is transforming G...
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2020-12-23

Nichia Corporation establishes the Tokushima International Science Institute

Aiming for research in advanced scientific fields, human resource development, and international and regional contributions Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”), in collaboration with Tokushima University, will establish the Tokushima International Science Institute (a collaborative research center) on the university’s premises in January 2021. The institute’s aims are conducting research in advanced scientific fields, developing human resources as well as contributing to the international and regional communities, and will commence the following activities...
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2020-12-23

TrendForce:Global LED Demand Set to Rebound from Rock Bottom in 2021, with Forecasted US$15.7 Billion in Yearly Revenue, Says TrendForce

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the LED industry in 2020, resulting in a considerable drop in market demand and a projected yearly revenue of merely US$15.127 billion, a 10% decrease YoY, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Although the YoY decline in 2020 represents a magnitude of historic proportions, as COVID vaccines become more widely available in 2021, long-term pent-up market demand will likely rebound from rock-bottom levels, resulting in a forecasted yearly revenue of $15.7 billion for the global LED industry next ye...
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2020-12-23

DALI 2.0 Digital Dimming LED Driver LCM/PWM-DA2 Series 25~120W

As the DALI Association keeps adding new lighting control functions under the IEC 62386 international regulation to the DALI 2.0 version digital lighting control products, the whole lighting control system can achieve the goals: simple setting, open system, and high compatibility. Compared with DALI 1.0 Version, DALI 2.0 Version adds the definitions and functions of the input device and control device, improving and completing the overall DALI lighting system. In the future, LED driver will become a basic lighting device of DALI 2.0 control system. Dig...
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2020-12-23

Osram Opto Launches Its First Offering for the UV-C LED Market

Osram Opto Semiconductors, a subsidiary of German lighting company OSRAM, formally introduced its first UV-C LED product to the public on December 14. Designated as Oslon UV 3636, this LED package represents OSRAM’s initial foray into the UV-C segment of the growing UV LED market. Regarding specifications, Oslon UV 3636 is sized 36mm by 3.6mm. Its wavelength of 275nm is suited for various disinfection applications. The package comes in two version: low-power and mid-power. The low-power version outputs 4.5mW at 30mA, whereas the mid-power ve...
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2020-12-23

Leyard’s Subsidiary Beijing Virtual and Moving Point Technology Plans to Increase Investment to Expedite Development on Business of VR Experience

Leyard announced on the night of the 14th that its wholly owned subsidiary Beijing Virtual and Moving Point Technology (hereinafter referred to as BVMPT) will increase in investment in order to actuate the development of future businesses. The public announcement indicates that BVMPT plans to increase its registered capital from RMB 60 million to RMB 69.3566 million. A total of 14 individuals will be participating in this contribution, among which Li Jun, Chairman of Leyard, will be subscribing RMB 5.3256 million of registered capital from BVMPT with R...
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2020-12-23

Signify And Honeywell Team Up To Deploy Integrated Lighting Solutions To Improve Occupant Experience

Honeywell adds Signify’s lighting systems and software to its Healthy Buildings solutions to improve occupant experience, productivity and wellbeing Includes Signify’s UV-C disinfection lighting, connected lighting, human-centric lighting and occupancy, space and environmental monitoring Integrating smart LED lighting solutions with building management systems can help buildings improve energy consumption   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a ...
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2020-12-23

Tianjin San’an Develops Micro LED Chips, while San’an Semiconductor Receives Subsidy

According to the announcement from the official website of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government on December 11, Tianjin San’an has worked with Tiangong University to develop RGB Micro LED chips and microdisplay array key technologies, and they have overcome Micro LED epitaxial structure design, material growth and high-yield mass transfer and have successfully developed RGB Micro LED chips. The external quantum efficiency has reached a higher level, and the transfer yield rate has achieved above 99.9%. The products have applied for 4 invention paten...
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2020-12-18

【Exclusive Interview】Excelitas Comprehensive Photon Emission and Detection Solutions advance to Satisfy Growing LiDAR Markets

Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a global technology leader delivering innovative and customized photonic solutions. For decades, the company has been actively engaged in the development of pulsed lasers and fast detectors for Industrial LiDAR applications. LEDinside / TrendForce had the honor to have an interview with Dr. Jürgen Schilz, Vice President Detection / Managing Director of Excelitas, to share his extensive industry experience in photonics, and gain valuable insight into the LiDAR market and Excelitas’ current progress in LiDAR Laser tech...
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2020-12-17

New Discovery from Wuhan University: PSSA can Increase Flip-chip LED Efficiency

According to report, recently the researchers at Wuhan University have found a way to reduce the misfit in the coalescence boundary of GaN grown on the sidewall regions and c-plane region of the substrate by adopting a patterned sapphire with silica array (PSSA) substrate. They mentioned that this substrate can increase the efficiency of InGaN/GaN flip-chip visible LEDs. PSSA is a patterned sapphire substrate with silica array. At the beginning of 2020, according to Shengjun Zhou, a professor at Wuhan University who directed the research, PSSA substrate ...
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2020-12-17

Chinese Panel Manufacturers Actively Poach Korean OLED Engineers with Higher Salaries to Seize Market Opportunities

After the robust growth of LCD, in order to expand panel industry, China has focused on OLED. In addition, to accelerate the development speed, Chinese panel manufacturers have actively poached Korean panel engineers with higher salaries. (Image Source: LG) According to Business Korea, China is actively working on the cultivation project of OLED. In the display industry around the world, China is developing quickly. In the LCD market, thanks to the subsidies and supports from Chinese government, Chinese panel manufacturers such as BOE and CSOT co...
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2020-12-17

EpiWorld qualifies AIXTRON G5 WW C system for SiC production ramp-up

AIXTRON's new SiC platform meets stringent production qualification specifications / EpiWorld build up epitaxial structures for SiC power devices Herzogenrath/Germany, December 16, 2020 – Epiworld International Co., Ltd. has qualified AIXTRON’s new SiC platform AIX G5 WW C system for high volume manufacturing of SiC Epitaxy products at its new production side in Xiamen. The Vapor Phase Epitaxy (VPE) tool of AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor indus...
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2020-12-16

Blood, Sweat, And Tears: The Innovation Behind Ushio’s Multi-wavelength LED Packages

Ushio’s Epitex division has grown to develop the largest collection of light emitting diodes on the market. Covering all violet, visible, and infrared (IR) wavelengths, from 365 nanometers (nm) to 1750 nm, this vast catalog creates a one-stop-shop for single and multi-wavelength LEDs. Known for its dedication to customization options and first-rate product quality, Ushio offers an unparalleled product choice and the ability to provide a unique solution for every application. Whether you require a single high-power chip, or up to three chips each emitting a different waveleng...
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2020-12-16

【Exclusive Interview】Laser Components Providing Comprehensive Optoelectronics Product Lines, In Response to High-Resolution Requests in Automotive LiDAR Industry

Laser Components, a company providing comprehensive optoelectronics product lines, including Pulsed Laser Diodes, VCSELs, Si-APD-Array, and CMOS SPAD, for next generation LiDAR, announced cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. In response to Automotive LiDAR and Rangefinder market demand, Laser Components has consistently expanded the capacity and successfully developed novel technique year by year. LEDinside / TrendForce was honored to have an exclusive interview with Winfried Reeb, Head of Busine...
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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