2020-02-17

Smart Street Lighting as Fundamental Infrastructure for Future Smart City Applications, Says Osram

  In its latest blog post, Osram addressed the significance of smart street lighting for future cities, noting that the digital transformation of city services is critical and will rely on connected city infrastructure. The United Nations foresees that by 2050, 68% of the world population will live in urban areas. For enhanced safety, operational efficiency and sustainability, this growing and concentrated population need to be supported by integrated system and services. Smart street lighting thus serves as a primary smart city installation to simultaneously create the unde...
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2020-02-17

LeddarTech to Showcase LiDAR Technology with Renesas at AV20 Silicon Valley

LeddarTech announced that it will exhibit the result from the collaboration with its Ecosystem partner Renesas at the AV20 Silicon Valley Conference from February 26-28 at The Pullman San Francisco Bay. (Image: LeddarTech) LeddarTech will demonstrate the award-winning Leddar™ Pixell, a 3D solid-state cocoon LiDAR for autonomous shuttles, delivery vehicles and robotaxis. The Leddar Pixell features the LCA2 LeddarEngine™, for which LeddarTech collaborated with Renesas. The teams worked closely in the design and manufacturing of the LCA...
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2020-02-17

Veeco Posts Financial Results for Fiscal 4Q19 with Increased Revenue

Veeco announced financial results for the fourth quarter in 2019 and fiscal year 2019 ended December 31, 2019. For the 4Q19, the company registered a revenue of US$ 113 million, up by 14% YoY comparing to the revenue of US$ 99 million in 4Q18. Veeco also reports US$ 419 million for fiscal year 2019. Despite the revenue drop by 22% YoY, Veeco has lowered the net loss from US$ 407 million to US$ 78.7 million. Veeco marks 2019 as a transformational year with a return to profitability. The company reported improved gross margins which came to 40% and reduced expenses, ...
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2020-02-14

Applications with UVC LED Disinfection to Grow with Raised Awareness Caused by Coronavirus Outbreak

As the novel coronavirus is spreading across the world and is highly contagious, people are getting more and more alert in environment disinfection. UVC LED technology providing disinfection function thus draws consumers’ attention. UVC LED technology, which can be integrated with different applications for water, air and surface disinfection, is becoming a hit in the LED industry and the consumer market since the outbreak of coronavirus. Companies with UVC LED technology are now working on various applications to help people combat the virus. High Power ...
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2020-02-14

Signify Supplies Football Lights with Less Impacts on Natural Lives for Red Bull Football Academy

The training grounds of the Red Bull Football Academy in Salzburg, Austria have been outfitted with environmentally friendly floodlights from Signify and STICH. Providing their students with superior training in optimal conditions is their number one goal, but the academy also sought a way to carry on late-night and early-morning trainings that weren’t disruptive to the nocturnal creatures populating the surrounding area. (Image: Signify) Artificial light from outdoor facilities often create light pollution for nocturnal animals and insects, altering the night...
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2020-02-14

Lighting Companies in the US Expect Delayed Product Supply due to Coronavirus Epidemic

The outbreak of novel coronavirus continues to escalate and the production in China is postponing due to the epidemic, leading to expected production and supply chain delay. US-based lighting companies, Cooper Lighting Solutions and Satco, posted a notice respectively to inform their customers of the possible interruption of product supply. Cooper Lighting Solution noted in its “Coronavirus Update” that due to travel and logistics suspensions enacted by Chinese authorities, its suppliers have not resume production yet. This delay in operations capabilities wil...
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2020-02-14

Seoul Semiconductor Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Results

Seoul Semiconductor published its fiscal 2019 and 4Q19 financial results. The company posted a consolidated revenue of KRW 1129.5 billion (US$ 954.5 million) and operating profit of KRW 49.6 billion (US$ 41.91 million) for 2019. For 4Q19, the consolidated fourth quarter revenue was KRW 280.9 billion (US$ 237.36 million) while the operating profit amounted to KRW 13.9 billion (US$11.75 million). Continuing global economic slowdown due to trade and political conflicts including trade war between the US and China led to the increase of inventory and decrease o...
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2020-02-13

Compound Photonics and Plessey Light Up 0.26” Fully Addressable Integrated Micro LED Display Module for AR/MR

Compound Photonics and Plessey Semiconductors announced the results of their collaboration, the first fully addressable Micro LED display modules. Engineering teams from both companies have fabricated functional Micro LED display modules combining CP’s high speed digital low-latency display backplane with Plessey’s GaN-on-Silicon monolithic Micro LED array technology. Plessey produced the Micro LED array wafer bonded to CP’s backplane wafer at its facility in the UK. In turn, CP’s team assembled and packaged display modules from t...
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2020-02-13

MWC 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, the world’s largest mobile phone show event which scheduled from February 24 to 27, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Image: MWC Barcelona 2020) John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA, organizer of MWC, announced the cancellation in the event of February 12. Since last week, several industry leaders have withdrawn their participation of the event, including Amazon, Facebook, Intel, LG, NVIDIA, Sony and more due to the coronavirus epidemic. “With due regard to the safe and healthy environment i...
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2020-02-13

BXB Delivers Smart AV-over-IP Solutions at ISE 2020

BXB, the AV system expert, is launching the newest Smart AV solutions at ISE 2020 taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherland from February 11 to 14. New solutions include an intelligent meeting and paperless collaboration solutions, a VDM encoder and decoder for various AV applications, an innovation of Smart Public Address, and the hottest streaming media processor. (Image: BXB) “BXB offers a full range of flexible and scalable technology and solutions to deliver consistent connectivity, collaboration and communications to workplace and corporate app...
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2020-02-12

Gooee Partners Engineering Contractor TClarke to Support Smart Buildings in UK

Smart lighting solution provider Gooee announce its partnership with TClarke, a UK engineering company. The two partners signed a 5-year UK exclusive agreement enabling the Building Services Group to sell, install and maintain the Gooee suite of smart building products. As part of this agreement, TClarke has also taken a strategic shareholding in Gooee. This strategic partnership will enable Gooee’s platform to be deployed at scale throughout the UK and for the company to grow whilst taking advantage of the rapidly increasing demand for proptech solutions, focus...
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2020-02-12

Industry Survey: 72% Chinese LED Companies Say It’s Unlikely to Profit Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The outbreak of coronavirus has affected the whole industry and LED is no exception. To further understand how individuals participate in the industry see the impact of coronavirus, LEDinside conducted a survey to provide a different insight of the industry.。 LEDinside collected 7471 voluntary samples and a valid sample of 6622. The result showed that 28% of the survey samples think their companies will still make profit under the circumstance. 38% say they are expecting business loss and the rest think the company will break even. (Image: Pixabay) 21% of the voters w...
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2020-02-12

Korea and Taiwan Companies Working on Resume Production in China

As the world’s factory, the ongoing coronavirus epidemic caused continuous break for factories that affects worldwide companies. Technology companies from Taiwan and Korea are reporting delaying production as some of them have yet receive approval from the local governments to restart operation. (Image: Pixabay) According to a report of Business Korea, Samsung’s Tianjin plant which product TVs for the China market postponed the reopening for one more week and may need to push off the date again depending on the policy of the local government. Also, three of t...
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2020-02-12

LEDVANCE Introduces Human Centric Lighting Products

A new series of human centric lighting products were launched by SYLVANIA, LEDVANCE. With its TruWave Technology, the LED portfolio offers light that mimics the natural light spectrum to deliver what the company called “Natural Light for Natural Living™”. According to LEDVANCE, the new series not only supports an improved sleep/wake cycle, but also delivers dimming and less intense blue light for reduced eye strain. (Image: LEDVANCE/SYLVANIA) “LEDVANCE stands for advancing light, and today’s ...
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2020-02-11

ISELED Alliance Supported by More Companies with Diversified Technologies

With the goal of offering a comprehensive system solution around the ISELED technology, ISELED Alliance welcomed two new members, Elmos, who experts in automotive semiconductors and sensors, and automotive lighting manufacturer Cemm Thome. Both Elmos and Cemm Thome will provide innovative technologies and expertise around LED lighting to further strengthen and increase the ISELED ecosystem. (Image: ISELED) Elmos has its headquarters in Dortmund, Germany. The company develops, produces and markets semiconductors and sensors, primarily for use ...
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2020-02-11

LG Group Sells Its Headquarters Building in China to Combat Global Uncertainty

The LG Group is selling the headquarter buildings in Beijing China for US$1.15 billion in order to boost its liquidity under global uncertainty since its business in China is going to be negatively impacted with coronavirus outbreak. According to the report of The Korea Times, LG Electronics expects that the coronavirus could impact its Chinese market and foresees a 7% drop in smartphone shipment for the first quarter. Facing the uncertain global circumstance, LG decided to sell the twin buildings for securing liquidity and to keep the flexibility for future merges, ...
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2020-02-11

Samsung Joins ISE 2020 with its Micro LED Displays and More

Samsung Electronics is showcasing its leading displays including an expansion of QLED 8K SMART displays, new applications of The Wall and Samsung Flip 2 digital flipchart at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 starting today on February 11 to 14 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (Image: Samsung) Participation of the event enables Samsung to introduce advanced commercial applications of its display technology, addressed Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. At ISE, the Korean giant push its Micr...
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2020-02-11

Researcher Uses LED Lighting to “Fool” Hops to Skip Dormancy and Bloom

By using LED lighting system, a researcher successfully speeds up the production cycle of hops and tricks them to flower without dormancy. Bill Bauerle, professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Colorado State University (CSU), has spent years in the horticultural research center of the university to optimize hops cultivation. With the support of horticulture LED lighting system, Bauerie opens up new possibilities for indoor, sustainable, local production of hops (Image: Colorado State University) Hops are almost exclusively ...
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2020-02-10

Stadium in Ireland Shines with Special Effects Lighting by Musco Lighting

Musco Lighting based in Iowa, USA, introduced its new installation for Aviva Stadium, which creates new entertainment experience for athletes, performers and fans coming to the venue for games and shows. The Aviva Stadium is a sports stadium located in Dublin, Ireland, with a capacity for 51,700 spectators. The stadium serves as home to the Irish rugby team and the Republic of Ireland football team. The newly-installed system includes 52 color-changing, red-green-blue-white (RGBW) LED fixtures strategically located throughout the stadium’s bowl to illumin...
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2020-02-10

Factories in China Hardly Resume Production with Escalating Coronavirus Outbreak

Chinese factories have set their reopen day on February 10, 2020, after the extended Lunar New Year holiday due to coronavirus outbreak. However, since over 80 cities in China have been locked down or with strict community management, labors spreading all over the countries have difficulties returning their position, leading to further impacts on the industry. (Image: Pixabay) Despite that many companies in China began to work remotely since last week, on-site operation still requires labors to go back to the factories. Since the infection has yet to be controlled, large ga...
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2020-02-10

Pioneer Teams MooVita to Demonstrate Automotive Driving in Malaysia

Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations (PSSI), the subsidiary of Pioneer focuses LiDAR sensors, announced its partnership with eMoovit, a company incorporated abroad in Malaysia of MooVita, for a 5G autonomous driving demonstration taking place in Malaysia from January 2020. This demonstration is done as a part of “5G Demonstration Project” which is convened in six states of the country by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, and verify for autonomous driving through 5G in partnership with Altel. The autonomous vehicle in the form of a...
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2020-02-10

Orion Lighting Post Strong Growth in Fiscal 3Q20

LED lighting solution provider Orion Lighting reported results of the third quarter of its fiscal 2020 ended December 31, 2019. Orion lighting registered a revenue of US$34 million for the quarter, which increased by 110%, compared to the same period last year. The company said that the strong growth came from a large turnkey LED lighting retrofit contract for a major national account. Gross profit also grew by 98% YoY to US$8.3 million for a gross margin of 24.2%. EBITDA rose to US$2.8 million in fiscal 3Q20 and US$14.7 million for the first 9 months of fisca...
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2020-02-07

LG Withdraws from MWC 2020 and ISE 2020 due to Coronavirus Outbreak

LG Electronics announced two days in a row that it will withdraw exhibition and participation from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 and Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak. LG made the decision concerning the safety of its employees as the World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak as a global emergency and the virus continue to spread outside China. Participation of these events will require hundreds of LG employees to travel internationally which has already become more restrictive since the virus sprea...
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2020-02-07

Plessey Announces Partnership with Axus Technology to Deliver Monolithic Micro LED Displays

British Micro LED expert Plessey continues to expand partnerships with other industry players to accelerate Micro LED development. The company reported its collaboration with Axus Technology (Axus), a global provider of CMP, wafer thinning and wafer polishing surface-processing solutions for semiconductor applications, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon monolithic Micro LED technology to the mass market. (Image: Plessey) Plessey continues to invest heavily in its manufacturing facility to boost Micro LED display capabilities with the purchase of met...
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2020-02-07

Panasonic Transfers Its Lighting Business in Europe to Fidelium Partners

Japan’s Panasonic Corporation announced that it has entered into a share transfer agreement with Munich-based Fidelium Partners, under which all shares of Panasonic Lighting Europe, which focuses on the lighting device business in Europe as a wholly owned consolidated subsidiary of Panasonic, will be transferred to the German investment firm. Panasonic acquired German lighting device manufacturer Vossloh Schwabe in August 2002 to expand its lighting device business in Europe and worked to strengthen sales of lighting devices for conventional light sources such as f...
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2020-02-07

Acuva Technologies Closes $5.4 Million Growth Financing to Meet Global Demand for UV-LED Drinking Water Systems

Acuva Technologies announced the closing of a US$5.4 million growth financing with a syndicate of existing and new investors to deliver the Company's innovative drinking water purification systems to global consumers. The proceeds of the financing will be used to meet the rapidly growing demand for Acuva's proprietary products in global markets and to fund the growth of the Company's teams both in Canada and abroad. Acuva has established global leadership is UV-LED disinfection technology and secured partnerships with several major international Original Eq...
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2020-02-06

UVphotonics Showcases Custom UV LEDs and Modules at Photonics West

UVphotonics and Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) are presenting novel UV LED developments with emission wavelengths from 330 nm to as low as 230 nm at Photonics West 2020. The versatile light sources are configurable to various application requirements. UV LEDs have opened up new prospects due to benefits like increased design flexibility, energy savings and reduced overall cost. Their customizable wavelengths, low operation voltages, ability to be rapidly switched and dimmed along with their compact size make them ideal for a multitude of applications. These include ...
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2020-02-06

Osram Reports a Robust Start for Fiscal 1Q20

After a year of ups and downs, Osram announced that it has kicked off its 2020 with slightly grown revenue and profit for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Osram posted a revenue of EUR 873 million (US$ 960.78 million) with 0.5% on-year growth. Its Adjusted EBITDA increased by 22% YoY to EUR 114 million (US$ 125.46 million). The adjusted EBITDA margin also climbed 2 percentage points to 13%. Business segment Opto Semiconductors performed stably with revenue amounted EUR 359 million (US$ 395 million). In the segment Digital, revenues climbed...
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2020-02-06

Cepton Secures $50 Million Investment from Koito for Series C Funding

Cepton Technologies announced that it has raised over US$50 million in Series C funding. This brings Cepton’s total funding to nearly US$100 million, providing a strong foundation to substantially ramp up its R&D efforts, expand its footprint in the automotive market and support major customers worldwide. The latest funding round was led by automotive lighting system developer Koito, the automotive Tier 1 and world-leading provider of automotive lighting systems. As part of the transaction, Koito will obtain non-exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Cepton&r...
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2020-02-06

Signify Helps Hotels Save Energy and Enhance Guest Experience with Advanced Lighting System

Signify introduced its Interact Hospitality lighting system to help the hospitality industry achieving the challenge of reducing carbon emission. To find out how the lighting system works, Signify collaborated with Cundall, a sustainability consultant, and indicated that the system can deliver significant energy savings without compromising on quality and guest comfort. (Image: Signify) The hotel industry faces the challenge to cut down its carbon emissions by 66% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 to stay within the 2˚C threshold agreed at COP21, a United Nations Climate Change...
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The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the large-scale search for practical solutions that can prevent the spread of the deadly virus — from researchers and scientists committed to finding a solution, to the manufacturers and consu... READ MORE

Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE