2020-09-25

Fluence to Supply LED Lighting Solution to the African Market Partnering The Lamphouse

Fluence by Osram teamed up with The Lamphouse, the largest supplier of specialized lamps in Africa to supplier its LED lighting solutions for horticulture applications. The Lamphouse is Fluence’s exclusive partner serving South Africa’s professional horticulture stores and fulfilling large commercial cannabis projects. “Local partnerships are a key factor in delivering fast and reliable solutions to growers. The Lamphouse is a natural extension of the Fluence team on the ground in South Africa’s biggest cities and beyond,” said Timo Bonga...
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2020-09-22

Matt Roney Appointed as New CEO of Lumileds

Lumileds reported the appointment of its CEO, Matt Roney, which will be effective on October 1, 2020. Roney most recently served as President of Lumileds’ Automotive Business Unit and succeeds Dr. Jonathan Rich who will continue with the company as Executive Chairman of the Board. (Image: Lumileds) “Lumileds has a long history of innovation in conventional automotive lighting and is a pioneer of leading-edge LED technology for the consumer electronics, automotive, and general illumination markets,” said Roney. “I am honored by the oppo...
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2020-09-16

DesignLights Consortium Updates Technical Requirements for Horticultural LED Lighting

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) released the final version of its Technical Requirements for LED-based Horticultural Lighting: Version 2.0, an update that will continue the industry transition from traditional lighting data and metrics to horticultural-specific lighting data and metrics that best represent horticultural lighting performance. The changes have an effective date of March 31, 2021. (Image: Signify) After analysis of stakeholder comments on Draft 1 of the policy released in May and in order to allow continued development of the nascent horticultural ...
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2020-09-09

Ouster Raises $42 Million Series B Funding to Accelerate Digital LiDAR Adoption

LiDAR sensor producer Ouster reported that it has raised US$42 million of new investment to fund product development and further accelerate worldwide sales. After launching its second generation of high-resolution LiDAR sensors in January, Ouster’s 12-month revenue has grown by 62%, with third quarter bookings up 209% YoY. The company unveiled two new LiDAR sensors earlier this year. By adopting its semiconductor-based technology, Ouster replaces complex legacy analog architecture and enables cost-effective sensing solution. (Image: Ouster) Ouster now...
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2020-09-07

Cavonix Enables Autonomous Vehicles with LeddarTech’s LiDAR Technology

LeddarTech announced that its LiDAR sensor, Leddar Pixell, has been selected by Cavonix, a mobile autonomy technology specialist under the Aim Technologies Group. The LiDAR technology provided by LeddarTech will be applied for autonomous shuttles and off-road trucking. Cavonix, based in the UK, developed a range of white-label autonomous control systems for several vehicle manufacturers and technology companies. Together with their parent company Aim Technologies, experts in motorsports electronics, Cavonix has recently developed a range of new technologies for t...
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2020-09-04

Combining LiDAR Sensor and Video Management Software for Advanced People Flow and Occupancy Monitor

LiDAR technology builder Quanergy announced its partnership with Milestone Systems, an open platform video management software developer, to enhance flow management system with improved functions. Quanergy’s AI-powered 3D LiDAR sensors and QORTEX perception software are now interoperable with Milestone’s open platform video management software. This combination of technologies delivers advanced people flow and occupancy management capabilities for smart spaces, as well as enhanced threat detection and surveillance in security environments. (Image: Q...
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2020-09-02

Allegro MicroSystems Acquires LiDAR Sensor Maker Voxtel to Drive ADAS Solution

Allegro MicroSystems (Allegro) announced the acquisition of Voxtel, a company specializing in advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including LiDAR. With the acquisition, Allegro aims to integrate Voxtel’s expertise in laser and imaging to enhance ADAS technology. Voxtel experts in photonics and has provided solutions for military, space, automotive and surveillance applications. Its ultra-miniature lasers, read-out integrated circuits (ROICs), and near-infrared (NIR) and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) photodetectors are supported by more than 3...
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2020-08-28

Samsung Partners ScoreVision to Integrate Sports Software Technology with LED Display and Mobile Devices

ScoreVision and Samsung Electronics America announced their partnership to give teams new tools for creating professional game-time experiences for fans everywhere. Pairing Samsung’s line of LED displays with ScoreVision’s integrated platform of scoring, video capture, and fan engagement software gives teams the tools they need to provide a professional game-time experience both inside and outside of their venues. This partnership also empowers teams to explore new revenue streams by monetizing their LED displays using ScoreVision’s advertising technolo...
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2020-08-27

Signify Partners EDZCOM to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries

Signify and EDZCOM, the Nordic market leader in Edge Connectivity, will join forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, into industrial applications. The partnership will apply to Signify’s LiFi solutions, branded Trulifi, in the manufacturing industries. (Image: EDZCOM/Signify) Trulifi uses infrared and visible light waves to enable a highly reliable, secure two-way wireless communication at speeds far above most conventional wireless technologies. Trulifi offers immunity to interfe...
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2020-08-26

New Members Join ISELED Alliance to Strengthen LED Technology for Automotive Applications

The ISELED Alliance welcomed three new members to intensify the ISELED technology for automotive applications. Two German companies Marquardt, Preh and a Finland-based company TactoTek joined the open, industrial alliance developing a comprehensive system solution for innovative automotive lighting based on the ISELED technology. So as of August 2020, the ISELED Alliance consists of (in alphabetic order): Allegro MicroSystems, Brightek, Cemm Thome, designLED, Dominant Opto Technologies, Dräxlmaier, Dr. Schneider, Elmos, Everlight, ...
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2020-08-13

Velodyne Partners University of Nevada, Reno to Build Smart and Safer Transportation Infrastructure

Velodyne Lidar announced a partnership with University of Nevada, Reno to advance research in transportation infrastructure. The university’s Nevada Center for Applied Research purchased and, in conjunction with the Nevada DOT and Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is using Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors in its Intelligent Mobility initiative to collect data aimed at making transportation more efficient, sustainable and safe. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) The program has integrated Velodyne Ultra Puck LiDAR sensors with traffic ...
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2020-08-11

Scantinel Photonics Demonstrates Its FMCW LiDAR for Autonomous Driving Technology Enhancement

LiDAR is considered to be the key technology for self-propelled vehicles. Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LIDAR - a cumbersome abbreviation for a disruptive technology - will facilitate the breakthrough in autonomous driving and, according to experts, will completely force the currently used Time of Light (TOF) LIDAR systems out of the market. Scantinel Photonics, a venture company supported by ZEISS Ventures, is a FMCW LiDAR expert in Europe. FMCW RADAR is already being offered as a standard driver assistance system in the a...
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2020-08-10

Fluence to Expand Inventory of LED Horticulture Lighting Solutions in Canada with Its Wholesale Partner

Fluence by Osram announced its partnership with a Canadian company Quality Wholesale to expand its product distribution throughout Canada. Under the partnership, Quality Wholesale will distribute Fluence LED lighting solutions to retail garden centers and commercial growers throughout Canada starting in August. (Image: Fluence by Osram) “Collaborating with Quality Wholesale enables us to expand our footprint and reach more growers across Canada,” said Ron DeKok, vice president of sales for Fluence. “We are proud to partner with a company ...
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2020-08-05

GE Unveils Inkjet-Printed Red Phosphor Targeting Micro/Mini LED Display Markets

With a focus on the emerging Micro LED and Mini LED display markets, GE unveiled its advances with narrow-band red (PFS-KSF) and green phosphors that will accelerate their integration into these next generation display applications. These advances were highlighted during a keynote presentation by Dr. James Murphy during the SID Virtual Display Week Business Conference. GE demonstrated the new inkjet-printed red phosphor on a plastic substrate which that illustrates advances toward printing phosphors for Micro- and Mini- LED displays. (Image: GE) ...
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2020-07-22

Velodyne Announces Patent License Agreement with Hesai

U.S.-based LiDAR maker, Velodyne Lidar, announced that it has entered a long-term global licensing agreement with Hesai Photonics Technology encompassing 360° surround-view LiDAR sensors. Based on the agreement, Velodyne and Hesai have agreed to dismiss current legal proceedings in the U.S., Germany and China that exist between the two companies. The license agreement covers both existing and future patents of both company. David Hall, Velodyne Founder and Chairman of the Board, commented, “We think this agreement will expand the adoption of LiD...
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2020-07-21

Hilco Industrial to Sell Complete LED Production Line in South Korea

Upon the closure of Semi Materials in Korea on July 1st, Hilco Industrial Acquisitions (www.hilcoind.com/sale/semimaterials) has acquired (2011) late-model semiconductor complete GaN-on-sapphire LED production line. Featuring 89 items of production equipment and facilities. Roderik Huber, vice president of Hilco in Amsterdam commented on the transaction, “The receivers handled the sale of the assets in a quick, professional, fair and transparent bidding process, we were the winning bidders for the entire package of assets.” Hilco Industrial in partnership ...
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2020-07-07

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Natural Spectrum LEDs Adopted by Fiberli Grow Light for Horticulture Projects in Turkey

Seoul Semiconductor announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been adopted for horticulture LED lighting by the Turkey-based lighting solution company Fiberli. While it is well known that natural sunlight is one of the key factors in growth cycle of a plant, most growers cultivating a variety of crops under sunlight have experienced difficulties in regulating their growth cycles due to adverse seasonal conditions. Replacing sunlight with LED lighting that closely matches natural sunlight enables growers to control the growth cycles and development of a...
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2020-07-02

Osram Presents Infrared Laser Bars for Metal Processing

The number of infrared light-based applications has increased rapidly in recent years. Long before infrared LEDs and VCSELs were used as light source for face recognition in smartphones, early manufacturers developed infrared lasers. Osram Opto Semiconductors, who has been working for many years on high-power lasers for special applications, teams up with its partners to present the performance of laser bars from the latest EKOLAS project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In recent years, state-of-the-art laser technology has increasi...
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2020-07-02

iBeam Materials to Present its Vision of the Future of Displays

iBeam Materials, the leader in enabling large-area monolithic Micro LED displays using GaNoX technology (including GaN-on-metal and GaN-on-Glass), announced that the company will be presenting its technology updates at two key industry conferences in the coming weeks. These conferences will be held entirely online and our presentations will be readily accessible by viewers unable to travel. These talks will discuss the advent of paper-thin, ultra-flexible Micro LED displays using iBeam’s unique GaNoX technology that will eliminate the traditional restrict...
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2020-06-11

Velodyne Partners AGROINTELLI to Provide LiDAR Sensors for Autonomous Farming Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar announced a three-year sales agreement with a Danish intelligent farming solution developer AGROINTELLI. Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors will be adopted in the Robotti autonomous tool carriers that increase efficiency on fields and help professional farmers save time and money. Robotti uses Velodyne’s Puck™ sensors for safe and efficient navigation on farmland. It supports a wide range of equipment such as precision seeder, mechanical inter-row weeder and seed drill. Robotti performs highly accurate, site-specific agricultural operations ...
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2020-06-05

Planar to Showcase Its LED Video Wall Products with Online Virtual Exhibition

With the majority of world population are still confined to their countries of residence and have difficulties participate in international business activities such as events or exhibition, many companies are moving their production launch event online. Display company Planar announced the June 2020 Virtual Product & Technology Showcase for introducing its new technology in lieu of the InfoComm 2020 event. Planar plans a three-day virtual event composed of product and technology sessions, videos, demonstrations and more from June 9 to 11, 2020. Since InfoComm 2020 has b...
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2020-06-04

Bluetooth SIG Teams DiiA to Accelerate IoT-enabled Commercial Lighting System Installation

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association that oversees Bluetooth® technology, and the DiiA, the global DALI alliance of companies from the lighting and sensor industries, announced their collaboration for expanding designed to accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems. The collaboration will enable the deployment of certified DALI-2 devices and intelligent D4i luminaires, with qualified Bluetooth mesh intelligent lighting-control networks. This collaboration brings together two IoT standards for commercial li...
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2020-06-03

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement to Advance LED Technology Progresses

The China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1, 2020. (Image: LEDinside) The two parties said in their joint press release that LED technology has improve radically in the past decade and changed the lighting industry. Dedicating to standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, Zhaga sees the progress and identified areas of mutual interest with CALI. Thus they agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperat...
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2020-06-03

EPISTAR Files Second U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Lowe’s

EPISTAR Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of LED solid-state lighting technologies, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC (collectively “Lowe’s”) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Waco Division on May 22, 2020. The complaint asserts that GE LED filament bulbs sold by Lowe’s infringe several EPISTAR patents and seeks damages and injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products. EPIS...
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2020-06-02

Idriverplus Joins Velodyne Ecosystem

Velodyne Lidar and Idriverplus announced an expanded partnership and Idriverplus inclusion into the Automated with Velodyne integrator ecosystem, which helps companies grow their businesses while using Velodyne’s LiDAR technology. Through the program, Velodyne will further collaborate with Idriverplus to support its continued innovation and promote Idriverplus autonomous vehicles, including street cleaners, passenger cars and logistics vehicles. Recently, Velodyne signed a multi-year sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck™ sensors for the mass prod...
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2020-06-01

Learn How to Identify Truly ‘High Quality’ Suppliers online

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge to international trade after the financial crisis in 2008. When most of commercial activities are moving online, international purchasing becomes harder than ever for buyers to import since a purchasing decision must be made directly online without face-to-face communication. Through our recent investigations on hundreds of professional overseas buyers, the biggest worry for them turns out to be the quality issue during the process of oversea procurement online, because a quality issue brings potential risks of damaging brand re...
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2020-05-27

BIOS Lighting Partners TrueLight to Develop Circadian Lighting for Creating Healthier Indoor Life

BIOS Lighting and TrueLight announced their new strategic partnership to advance circadian lighting applications and bring the health benefits of natural sunlight indoors. The new dimmable TrueLight Circadia bulb uses patented BIOS SkyBlue Technology to pinpoint key photoreceptors that signal circadian responses. During the daytime, the TrueLight Circadia bulb infuses the critical sky-blue region (near 490nm), which helps improve alertness, mood and performance. Dimming the bulb after the sun goes down removes daytime photoreceptors and sends nighttime signals to he...
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2020-05-26

Signify to Appoint New CFO Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa

Signify announced the appointment of Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding René van Schooten, who currently holds the position on an interim basis. The appointment will become effective on June 15, 2020. Javier most recently held the position of CFO for Grupo Telepizza, a food operator, ultimately leading the process to take the company private in 2019. Signify will propose the appointment of Javier van Engelen to the Board of Management at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM), to be h...
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2020-05-25

Signify to Meet New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations with Its Lighting Products

Signify announced that its lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. (Image: Signify) The new Ecodesign regulation combines the current three EU regulations on lighting into one. It introduces stricter energy efficiency requirements. Together with the new regulation on Energy Labeling it means that the energy labels for al...
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2020-05-20

Bridgelux Introduces Metric to Tell How Nature the Light Is

People are getting more aware of how natural lighting affects the body as well as the psychological feelings. Lighting design and LED technology also address how the artificial light source can mimic the light in the nature. But how do we measure the “naturalness” of light? Bridgelux introduced a new metric to quantify the naturalness. Bridgelux announced that it has developed a new metric to enable objective comparison of light sources to natural light, since standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do not fully address the naturalness. The LED...
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