2020-11-06

Velodyne Lidar Announces Inaugural Public-Company Third Quarter 2020 Results

Completed business combination with Graf Industrial Corp. on September 29, 2020, and started trading on Nasdaq Grew revenue 137% year-over-year to $32.1 million Signed six (6) multi-year agreements during the quarter and now count 24 total contracts Initiated commercial shipments of Velarrays – our next-generation, compact lidar product with best-in-class range and resolution Finished the quarter with $298 million of cash Continued to build upon #1 position in lidar as evidenced by our shipment of 47,500 sensors to date for cumulative revenue of ov...
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2020-11-06

Growth in Mini LED Opportunities Intensifies Competition for Patents

LED Manufacturers Scramble for a Place in the Mini LED Market as They Sense Rising Opportunities Mini LED backlight for displays is rapidly gaining attention in the electronics market as major brands in consumer electronics such as Apple and Samsung plan to launch products featuring this technology. TrendForce forecasts that by 2024, the total value of the Mini and Micro LED market will reach US$3.9 billion and account for 18% of the total value of the entire global LED market. Hoping to capture new growth opportunities, many actors in the LED supply c...
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2020-11-05

New hope for grouper fingerlings! Everlight Electronics and the National Taiwan University’s team have developed LED lamps especially for groupers!

The world's leading manufacturer in the LED optoelectronics industry, Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. [TSE: 2393] Everlight cooperated with Professor Wang Yong-song’s team of the Institute of Fisheries Science, National Taiwan University to successfully develop a special LED lamp for groupers, and provided it to fishery operators for experimentation. By exposing fingerlings under the special lamps, the cannibalism of grouper fingerlings is greatly reduced, reducing the loss of fingerlings by more than 40% and successfully doubling the survival rate of cultu...
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2020-11-05

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines

17% brighter PC Amber, 10% brighter Lime and 4% brighter Royal Blue on LUXEON C, the LUXEON C and CZ LEDs are the preferred choices for architectural and entertainment lighting. (Image:Lumiled) Today, Lumileds announced breakthrough flux delivery from the PC Amber, Lime and Royal Blue emitters in its LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines, the lighting industry’s broadest lines of color LEDs. The incredible 17% leap in flux of PC Amber in LUXEON C LEDs supports more efficient, safer, and easier to design lighting for first-respo...
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2020-11-04

Nichia wins enforcement proceeding in Germany against Everlight’s subsidiary WOFI

On September 17, 2020, in the enforcement proceeding of a final judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court in favor of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”), which Nichia initiated against WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”), the Düsseldorf District Court rendered a decision that confirmed Nichia’s claims and imposed two penalties on WOFI for non-compliance with the judgment. The enforcement decision of the Düsseldorf District Court is not final and has been appealed by WOFI. Nichia, however, strongly beli...
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2020-11-04

Samco Supplies Konka Group Co., with ICP Etching and PECVD Systems for the Production of MicroLEDs

Samco, a leading manufacturer of plasma processing equipment for the compound semiconductor industry, announced that KONKA Group Co., Ltd. based in Shenzhen, China had installed multiple Samco systems for the production of MicroLEDs. Konka Group Co., Ltd. is a leading Chinese electronics manufacturer focused on creating high performance, high-value digital home entertainment products. Key product categories include televisions, appliances, AIOT, mobile and wireless communications. Samco is a leading plasma processing company in the field of wide bandgap (W...
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2020-11-03

OPTO Taiwan 2020 Live Coverage – Innolux and PlayNitride Unveil New Micro LED Displays

This year’s OPTO Taiwan, which is the only international optical and optoelectronic exhibition in Taiwan, took place at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23. The exhibit showcased the latest developments in semiconductors, electronics, optical communications, laser, photonics, and precision instruments in the optoelectronics industry, while optoelectronic products on display included raw materials, key components, manufacturing equipment, and software/hardware technologies. Representatives from the LEDinside research division of Tren...
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2020-11-03

NFKG and Light Space of Formosa Plastic Group Work with NCTU on the Promotion of UVC LED

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic prepares for its return, the establishment of a safe, comfortable, and bacteria-free environment has become the most viral topic, of which an indispensable element is the most advanced UVC LED. In order to promote the application of UVC LED in the semiconductor industry, NFKG and Light Space Corporation of the Formosa Plastic Group conducted a signing ceremony on an industry-university cooperation on the 29th led by Wang Wen-chao, member of the standing committee, and Gao Ying-long, Chairman, alongside first-level ...
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2020-11-02

VerLASE Reports Progress with the Manufacturing of Micro LED Displays

Mass Transfer Process Demonstrated as a Commercially Viable Method of Producing MicroLED Displays of any Size from Cellphones to TVs and In-between. VerLASE Technologies announced today substantial progress in demonstrating its novel mass transfer process, which is the key impediment to microLED displays industry realizing its full potential. The process is based on a unique technology being developed by the Company called the Photo-Mechanical Actuation (PMA). The company asserts its process once fully implemented is capable of very high transfer thr...
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2020-11-02

New Product Launch, 2D Spectroradiometer SR-5100 Series from Topcon Technohouse Corporation

Topcon Technohouse Corporation (https://www.topcon-techno.co.jp/en/), optical measurement instrument manufacturer such as luminance meter, spectroradiometer proudly launched 2D spectroradiometer SR-5100 series (Fig.1) built in self-developed and manufactured spectral filter. It has begun taking order on Oct.1,2020.
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2020-10-30

Automated Driving: Continental Invests in Sensor Pioneer AEye

Continental signs agreement for minority stake in lidar pioneer AEye Both companies are jointly developing high-performance long-range lidar Application for advanced and fully automated driving of passenger cars and commercial vehicles Volume production is to launch in late 2024 First on the market: Continental will be the first supplier to put close-range lidar technology without moving parts into production in late 2020 Hanover, Germany / Santa Barbara / Dublin, CA, USA, October 27, 2020. Continental is consolidating its leadership position in the ...
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2020-10-29

Seoul Viosys Recorded the Highest Quarterly Revenue Since its Establishment in the Third Quarter and Operating Profit Increased by 256 YoY

Increased proportion of high value-added products such as Violeds, an optimal solution for virus protection, profit margins continue to rise through cost innovation Thin and small WICOP, a core technology for Mini and Micro LED to further expand into automotive and LED backlight business Seoul Viosys leading the 2nd generation LED technology, its World’s first products settled as the industry standard Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading compound semiconductor solution provider, today announced financi...
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2020-10-28

Veeco Q3 Revenues Increase

Veeco Instruments has announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Revenues were $112.1 million, compared with $109.0 million in the same period last year. GAAP net income was $0.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $11.8 million, or $0.25 loss per diluted share in the same period last year Non-GAAP net income was $11.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared with $2.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in the same period last year. “I am proud of the Veeco team for achieving another quarter of so...
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2020-10-28

Osram Selects Veeco MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments has announced that Osram Opto Semiconductors has qualified Veeco's Lumina MOCVD System for production of high-end LEDs and to drive the next generation of advanced photonic devices. Being at the forefront of next generation advanced photonic technologies that require innovation and redefine the limits of the technology is at the core of Osram,” stated Lothar Mergili, COO of Osram Opto Semiconductors. “The Lumina system has proven to set new standards in terms of productivity that will meet and exceed market requirements. Veec...
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2020-10-28

Innolux Showcases Technical Strengths from Achievements in Micro LED and Mini LED

With the debut of OPTO Taiwan today, Innolux is also showcasing its retina phototransduction AM-Micro LED splicing display, as well as a series of Mini LED high-end display technology and solutions, in the exhibition this time, which indicates that the company has been profoundly established in the high-end display field, and is currently on a gradual process of mass production and incorporation of the client end and the market of consumer application. (Source: TechNews) LEDinside forecasts that the value of the Micro LED market will arrive at US$2.891 bi...
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2020-10-28

Delta Electronics Obtains Energy-Saving Street Light PFI for New Taipei City that Saves NTD$150 Million of Electricity Expenditure in 10 Years

Delta Electronics announced on the 19th that the company has obtained the phase 2 project of the energy-saving street light replacement and maintenance PFI (private finance initiative) for the 13 administrative districts in the north of New Taipei City, after having obtained phase 1 of the project in 2014. The project has commenced in October this year, and a total of approximately 110K street lights in the area will be replaced, which is expected to save roughly NTD$150 million of electricity expenditure for New Taipei City within 10 years. Among these, 8,500 units of stre...
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2020-10-27

FitTech Receives Buy Rating Thanks to Apple Hastening the Adoption of Mini LED

The electronics supply chain in Taiwan has benefitted considerably from Apple’s decision to adopt displays with the Mini LED backlight for its latest devices. FitTech, a local provider of LED testing equipment and outsourced processing services, was recently assigned a buy rating and a target EPS of NT$195 by Yuanta Investment Consulting. The company was listed in 2019, and this was the first time that it was awarded a buy rating. The main reason for this bullish call is that Apple’s aggressive pursuit of the Mini LED technology will very likely spur...
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2020-10-23

SGH and CREE Hands Together to Create Business Opportunities in the Future

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”) to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGH) for up to US$ 300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Mark Adams, President and CEO of SMART Global Holdings has discussed their acquisition of Cree LED. Adams indicated that he was the former CEO at Lumileds and during his time there they started down the path looking at Cree. Cree is a...
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2020-10-23

LCM /PWM- IoT Series 25~120W Bluetooth Mesh LED Driver for Intelligent lighting

As the 5G telecommunication booms, lighting products is expected to integrate with more intelligent control. The luminaires are no longer just lighting tools. Intelligent lighting is the market trend no matter in wired or wireless control. The ultimate goal is to integrate all lighting fixtures and home devices into the same network and control these devices through the APP. Users can easily control the lights, achieving energy, and asset management. MEAN WELL released LCM-40/60BLE series, LED drivers with CASAMBI Bluetooth mesh module, in 2019. This yea...
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2020-10-22

PlayNitride Says Micro LED Could Be Competitive with OLED in Five Years as Its Cost Will Drop by 95%

Charles Lee, CEO of PlayNitride, said in a recent interview that the company has secured several strategic investors that are willing to fund the expansion of the company’s production capacity. Hence, mass production of Micro LED solutions is not a slogan, but an imminent reality. Li further stated that the company’s annual revenue will eventually hit the 100 million mark in US dollars. Presently, the main bottleneck in the development of Micro LED is the low yield rate of the mass transfer process. Although manufacturers in the LED and display industri...
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2020-10-20

Major News! Cree Announces Sale of Its LED Business

After Philips and GE, Cree has also announced its permanent parting with LED and the lighting industry. Cree announced on October 20th that the company has reached a final agreement with SMART Global Holdings, Inc., and plans to sell its LED department (Cree LED) to SMART for US$300 million, which includes an advance of US$50 million, a deferred payment of US$125 million, and an earn-out of US$125 million. Cree commented that this transaction has further established the company’s strategic position by leading the industrial transformation...
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2020-10-20

Cree, Inc. to sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million

Upon closing, creates a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse focused on providing disruptive technology solutions to high-growth segments including EV, 5G and industrial applications Transaction represents a key milestone in Cree’s transformation to focus on silicon carbide and gallium nitride devices, as well as materials Consideration includes $50 million upfront payment; $125 million seller note and up to $125 million earn-out DURHAM, N.C. – Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agree...
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2020-10-19

Due to Branded Automakers' Strong Stockpiling, Laster Tech's September Revenue Up over 50% Year-on-year

Taiwanese automotive LED module manufacturer Laster Tech announced its September 2020 operating results. Due to the strong shipment of automotive LED modules, its September revenue was NTD 454 million, up 24.19% MoM and 50.84% YoY. The consolidated revenue in 3Q20 was NTD 1.246 billion, up 25.34% YoY, a record high quarterly revenue for the same period in history. According to Laster Tech, the company's September revenue grew month-on-month and year-on-year despite the appreciation of the NTD exchange rate, benefiting from the increased demand from majo...
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2020-10-19

Seoul Semiconductor’s New Generation ‘WICOP’ Technology Brings Innovation to Electric Vehicle Headlamps

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced the introduction of its next-generation WICOP UHL (Ultra High Luminance) Series LEDs, which reduce headlamp power consumption up to 20% for electric vehicles, with an improvement of heat dissipation performance up to 40%. The company will begin mass production in 2021 and with promotions to key customers. Battery power consumption is one of the important requirements that determine the range of an electric vehicle, or ...
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2020-10-16

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2020 Closes, Celebrating 25 Year Anniversary Milestone

Concluding on October 13, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition reached a milestone of 25 years as a leading industry platform. From 96 exhibitors at its debut in 1996, to a total of 2,028 at this year’s edition, the growth and achievements of the past quarter of a century are to be celebrated. Once again, the fair was held concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) and together, the two fairs attracted over 140,000 visitors to the heart of China’s manufacturing hub. As industry professionals gathered to showcase the latest lighting ...
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2020-10-16

Study Finds Irradiation of UV LED Can Prevent Bone and Muscle Loss in Mice

A research team at Nagoya University in Japan has revealed that narrow-range UV irradiation using LED safely increases serum vitamin D levels in aging mice and thereby prevents the loss of their bone and muscle mass. The findings were recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, titled "Low energy irradiation of narrow-range UV-LED prevents osteosarcopenia associated with vitamin D deficiency in senescence-accelerated mouse prone 6.” Decreased bone density (osteoporosis) and the loss of muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia) are age-related disorder...
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2020-10-16

Signify Supplies LED Lighting to Support GoodLeaf Farms’ All Year Food Production

Signify reported that its horticulture LED lighting product was selected by GoodLeaf Community Farms in Canada to enhance food production. GoodLeaf grows and packs fresh greens year-round, operating a 4,000-square-metre indoor vertical farm in Ontario, Canada, which is now fully operational to supply some of the largest Canadian retail chains. The vertical farm is fully automated and equipped with the latest LED lighting technology for growing indoors. By providing a controlled environment, Philips Greenpower LED production modules enable GoodLeaf to shorten prod...
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2020-10-15

Konka to Release Mini LED Backlit TV, More Mini LED Products Entering the Market

Chinese TV brands have been proactively launching Mini LED backlit TVs. After TCL and Xiaomi releasing their new products, Konka also announced that it will debut a 75-inch 8K TV featuring Mini LED backlight technology. Konka said that this 75-inch 8K TV adopts Mini LED backlight technology with more than 20,000 units of Mini LED chips to realize 5184 local dimming zones. Implementing IPS RGB display, the TV achieves 8K resolution and support 120Hz and 60Hz refresh rate. (Image: Konka) Cost of Mini LED Backlit TVs Remain High...
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2020-10-15

LiDAR Companies Presenting New Products and Technology Progresses Supporting Autonomous Driving

LiDAR sensor manufacturers across the world including Innoviz Technologies, Hesai, Lumentum and Velodyne Lidar have announced their new achievements recently and are going to showcase novel technologies at upcoming events. Innoviz Technologies added a new sensor to its product line, the InnovizTwo. The new automotive-grade LiDAR sensor, with a major cost reduction design of over 70% compared to InnovizOne, offers a solution for all levels of autonomous driving. Samples of InnovizTwo will be available in Q3 2021. (Image: Innoviz) China-based Hesai also re...
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2020-10-15

Nichia, Osram and Lumileds Report Victory in Patent Disputes against LSG

LED companies including Nichia, Osram and Lumileds updated the results of their patent disputes against Lighting Science Group (LSG) yesterday on October 14. All the three companies prevailed over the LSG’s asserted LED patents. (Image: Pixabay) LSG has initiated patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia, Osram and Lumileds claiming that the three LED manufacturers violet its patents covering LSG’s United States Patent Nos. 7,528,421; 7,095,053; and 7,098,483, in 2019. On April 7, 2020, and October 1, 2020, the United States I...
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