2019-01-07

First LED Filament Patent Lawsuit in 2019: Liquidleds against GIRARD SUDRON

The LED filament lamp market began 2019 with a patent lawsuit. Taiwan-based flexible LED filament developer Liquidleds filed a patent infringement lawsuit against French lighting company GIRARD SUDRON, requesting a halt of further sale of patent-infringing products. (Image: Liquidleds) Liquidleds on December 20, 2018 filed with the Mannheim Court of Germany a lawsuit accusing European lighting company GIRARD SUDRON of manufacturing and selling products that infringe Liquidleds’ patents in regard to flexible LED filament and filament b...
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2019-01-04

Velodyne Lidar to Present Novel LiDAR Products for Autonomous Driving at CES 2019

Velodyne Lidar announced that it will introduce and demonstrate its cutting-edge LiDAR sensor technology at CES 2019 in the Las Vegas next week. The company will showcase a wide array of products, including new products to address directional and short-range sensing with trailblazing technology and performance. Moreover, it is going to announce its collaborations with strategic partners and present some new products for the first time. With its LiDAR technologies, Velodyne will demonstrate how LiDAR sensors help to advance vehicle autonomy and road safety. It is pr...
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2019-01-04

XenomatiX and AGC Automotive Europe Partner to Develop Windshield-mounted LiDAR

XenomatiX, a Belgian based solid-state LiDAR technology provider, announced its partnership with functional glass supplier AGC to build integrated LiDAR sensors for ADAS and autonomous driving. The two companies developed a windshield-mounted LiDAR system that meets automotive requirements while assuring reliable detection. XenomatiX’ high performance LiDAR enables seamless integration behind AGC’s Wideye windshields. (Image: XenomatiX) “Integrating XenoLidar behind front and rear windows is an important step towards higher le...
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2019-01-03

Signify Completes Cancellation of 9.7 Million Shares

Signify announced on December 31st, 2018 that it has completed the cancellation of 9.7 million shares after the company completed its share repurchase program on December 7, 2018. Signify began to buy back its shares in July 2018 to reduce capital. With the repurchase program, Signify has repurchased 9.7 million shares that valued EUR 220 million (US$ 250 million). The company then cancelled these shares by the end of 2018. Currently, the issued share capital of Signify consists of 128 million ordinary shares and 1.75% of its issued shares are hold by Signify....
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2019-01-02

Mitsubishi Electric to Showcase Novel Automotive Technologies at CES 2019

Mitsubishi Electric announced that it will join the CES 2019 show to exhibit its cutting-edge automotive technologies and products including its latest version of EMIRAI4 driving-assistance concept car. Apart from the next generation driving-assistance technologies, the 2019 version of the EMIRAI4 smart-mobility concept car features two new technologies, Real Texture® and ground-illuminating indicator technology. (Image: Mistubishi Electric) Real Texture is a LED dashboard display which expresses the appearance of metallic-like surfaces by adjusting g...
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2018-12-25

Revolution Lighting Supports Buy American Act and Collaborates with SENSORWORK to Expands Lighting Control Capability

Revolution Lighting Technologies announced that it will expand its rNET lighting controls system capabilities through the integration of the control sensors by SENSORWORX. The partnership with SENSORWORK is also in line with the company’s strategy of supporting Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreement Act (TAA). Based in Connecticut, USA, SENSORWORK produces sensors and controls for lighting products for energy saving. Revolution Lighting said that the solutions of SENSORWORX allows rNET to further expand its ove...
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2018-12-25

Magneti Marelli to Show Advanced Automotive Lighting Applications at CES 2019

Italian automotive component company Magneti Marelli, announced that it will join CES 2019 to exhibit its high-tech offerings at CES 2019. Through the participation of the show, Magneti Marelli aims to address the needs of autonomous driving and connectivity with a wide range of smart, streamlined and highly integrated lighting and electronics solutions. The company offers automotive technologies to improve communication between vehicles, the occupants and the surrounding environment. According to the company, its third generation Smart Corner will be unveiled at CES...
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2018-12-25

TDC Lights up Sydney Opera House for Invictus Games 2018

TDC – Technical Direction Company, an Australia-based video solution equipment supplier, has offered its expertise to provide the backdrop to the opening and closing of the Invictus Games in Sydney. The company has involved in the opening ceremony on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, projection mapping onto the sails of Sydney Opera House and the closing ceremony at Qudos Bank Arena, located at Sydney Olympic Park. (Image: TDC) The opening ceremony brought together LED Screens at the Sydney Opera House forecourt with projection mapping...
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2018-12-24

FBH Introduce UV LEDs and Diode Lasers at Photonics West 2019

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik (FBH) is a Berlin-based electronic and optical research institute. It is going to present its novel diode lasers and advancements, as well as its results and progresses in UV LEDs at Photonics West 2019. The institute will showcase its capabilities from design through chips to modules and prototype systems. One focus of FBH's R&D is on high-power diode lasers used in materials processing both directly and as pump sources. The pulse laser sources of FBH delivers 200 ps to 20 ns ...
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2018-12-24

Innoviz Opens Offices in China, Germany, Japan and the US

Israel-based LiDAR solution provider Innoviz Technologies announced the achievements of its expansion into four new countries and advance of manufacturing. With the significant movements, the company aims to provide LiDAR solutions available and affordable at a massive scale for the prospering market. Innoviz has expanded globally with the opening of offices in four new countries including the U.S., Germany, China and Japan, with additional expansions planned in 2019. These regions were selected based on their proximity to areas of high market demand and/or existing cus...
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2018-12-22

Zumtobel Opens Light Centre in Paris

Lighting supplier Zumtobel Group announced a grand opening of its new lighting center in Paris. The space is designed as an open area that invites customers to exchange and network. The Zumtobel Group opened its new Light Centre on a surface of 450m² at 10 rue d’Uzès in the 2nd arrondissement in Paris on December 13th 2018. In this new Light Centre, the Zumtobel Group showcases its broad portfolio in the field of professional lighting along with the associated services in the new premises, allowing light to be experienced in its many different fascinati...
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2018-12-21

ams to Demonstrate Innovative Sensing Applications at CES 2019

Sensor solutions provider ams announced that it will exhibit new sensing technologies for the mobile devices, computing, consumer electronics and automotive sectors at CES 2019. With its theme, ‘Sensing is Life,’ ams is going to introduce sensor solutions including medical-grade wearable devices that monitor blood pressure; 3D technology for smart phones, computing, automotive and robotics; behind OLED solutions for bezel-less phones; color sensors that enhance pictures to professional levels; earbud technology for a relaxing ANC experience (digital and analog) ...
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2018-12-20

LiDAR Startup AEye Receives Series B Funds from SUBARU, Hella, LG and SK Hynix

The U.S.-based LiDAR startup, AEye, announced the second close of its Series B financing, bringing the company’s total funding to over US$60 million. AEye Series B included global automotive OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 strategic investors Hella Ventures, SUBARU-SBI Innovation Fund, LG Electronics, and SK Hynix. AEye previously announced that the round was led by Taiwania Capital and other investors. Series B will be used to scale AEye’s operations to meet global demand for its artificial perception systems for both ADAS and Mobilit...
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2018-12-20

Dual-Brand Strategy may be the Key to Expand the Market Share of LED Lighting in the Era of Price Competition

LED lighting industry has been in a Golden Era in recent years as the global lighting companies have poured in the ranks of LED lighting to seek a good fortune. However, opportunities always coexist with challenges: The competition of LED lighting industry is increasingly fierce, and most companies are at a loss when it comes to price competition. Some overseas clients hope to enter the high-end market to get better profits, but failed in the end due to the weakness of brand influence. One trader from South America is facing with the dilemma. At the 2017 Spring Canton ...
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2018-12-19

Luminar Provides Its LiDAR Technology for Audi’s Autonomous Driving Startup

LiDAR startup Luminar announced that it has collaborated with Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID), the subsidiary of Audi. Through the partnership, Luminar is providing its forward-facing and long-range LiDAR technology to accelerate plans towards AID’s first fully autonomous deployments in 2021. AID is a startup founded by Audi with the purpose to provide autonomous driving technologies for the Volkswagen Group. Since the company launched in March last year, AID tapped Luminar as its first partner for realizing its vision to deploy true and safe au...
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2018-12-19

Yuhuan Dafeng Environment Egis Equipment Announced the Launch of UVC-Faucet with High power UVC LED

A global market leader of the Faucet industry, Yuhuan Dafeng Environment Egis Equipment, held a product launch event in Hangzhou, China and unveil its innovative product, UVC-Faucet. The UVC-Faucet integrates Klaran™ UVC LEDs into conventional faucet, which enables UV sterilization of water at the final point of water supply system. The product’s UVC LED would turns on simultaneously when people use water, allowing the water to be treated by UV irradiation before pouring. UVC-Faucet has passed the SGS test that it can wipe out E Coli b...
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2018-12-18

Samsung’s LED Signage Installed at the New Istanbul Airport

Samsung Electronics announced that it has recently finished implementing its SMART Signage at the new Istanbul Airport. Samsung has supplied nearly 700 Samsung SMART LCD and LED signage, including LED displays covering a total of 1,012 square meters. The project was carried out within 45 days with a technical team of 28 people with the help of B.T. Global. (Image: Samsung) The new Istanbul Airport covers 76.5 million square meters including the 1.4 million square meters main terminal building, where Samsung’s signage installed. The two gian...
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2018-12-14

ALLOS Confirms Dynamic Ron Performance of Carbon-doping Free GaN-on-Si

ALLOS Semiconductor, the Germany-based IP licensing company, has announced its technology to avoid carbon-doping enable excellent performance of GaN-on-Si wafer as confirmed by the date of its customers. In an invited talk at the E-MRS scientific conference in Warsaw ALLOS’ co-founder and CTO Dr. Atsushi Nishikawa showed this data and the underlining analysis. Being able to make this proof is important for the high power electronics (HPE) industry because it confirms the widespread believe that the absence of C-doping can help reduce switching los...
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2018-12-13

Sony’s Micro LED Display CLEDIS Selected by Dutch Company

Sony has first showcase its Crystal LED Display at CES 2012 and announced the launch of CLEDIS (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) Micro-LED panels in 2017. By now, it is available for custom applications. EDGE Technologies, the Netherlands-based sustainable building developer, has installed Sony’s Crystal LED display at its headquarter, the EDGE Olympic office building in Amsterdam. (Image: Sony) EDGE Technologies has invested in the new technology to create the next-generation office environment with the modular panels, measur...
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2018-12-12

Osram Ready to Demonstrate Its Latest Technologies at CES 2019

Osram announced that it is going to showcase its cutting-edge technologies in a wide range of applications including mobility, connectivity, safety and security, and well-being and health at CES 2019. Osram will present sensors for self-driving vehicles, as well as Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), and biometric identification applications. With the introduction of two new infrared LEDs, Osram enable biometric applications such as iris scan, driver monitoring, as well as facial and gesture recognition in vehicles. (Image: Osram) As for light emitting ap...
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2018-12-11

Seoul Semiconductor Wins Patent Litigation in Germany

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it won a patent litigation against Everlight in Germany. The patent involved in this litigation relates to an LED package structure for thermal dissipation. Everlight purchased this patent from a U.S. company in 2017, and subsequently brought a patent lawsuit against Seoul in the Mannheim Court of Germany. In December 2018, the Mannheim Court ruled in favor of Seoul Semiconductor and ordered that Everlight to bear the statutory costs of the court proceeding. (Image: Seoul Semiconductor) “Seoul has invested approximat...
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2018-12-11

Signify Completes Share Repurchase Program

Signify announced that that its share repurchase program which aims to reduce the company’s capital has been completed. (Image: Signify) In July 2018, Signify announced the start of a share repurchase program to buy back up to EUR 230 million (US$ 261.41 million) of its shares to reduce the company’s capital. Since the program began, Signify has continued to repurchase the share of the company and update the progress weekly. In line with its timeframe, the program was completed on December 7th. During the period, the company has bought back 9.7 million share...
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2018-12-11

Samsung Launches World’s biggest LED Cinema in Beijing

Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest Onyx screen at Capital Cinema in Beijing, China on December 7. The 14-meter Onyx Cinema LED screen is 3D ready and the largest cinema LED screen launched by Samsung. “Our new Onyx display reflects a momentous step for the industry, as we usher in the next generation of cinema around the globe,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited to partner with Capital Cinema to help showcase the new industry standard for picture qualit...
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2018-12-10

RealTerm Energy to Replace Streetlights with LED in New York State

Six municipalities of New York State have partnered with RealTerm Energy to for LED streetlights conversion. The municipalities of Great Neck, Newark, Nyack, Goshen, Florida and Piermont to replace their current HID (high intensity discharge) streetlights to LED lights. In 2018, Governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo announced Smart Street Lighting NY, the energy efficiency project of New York State which aims to install at least 500,000 LED streetlights in New York by 2025. Following the project, the streetlight conversion of the six munici...
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2018-12-06

Epistar Achieves Victory in Patent Challenges Brought by Lowe’s

Epistar announced that it has achieved a victory in the petitions filed by Lowe’s Home Center with the United States Patent and Trademark Office which challenged the validity of five Epistar patents related to Epistar’s innovative LED filament bulb technology. The five patents are U.S. Patent No. 6,346,771, 7,560,738, 8,492,780, 8,587,020, and 8,791,467. These five patents are the subject of a pending patent infringement lawsuit brought by Epistar against Lowe’s, filed on April 28, 2017 in the United States District Court. Lowe’s petit...
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2018-12-04

Eaton Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Two LED Lighting Companies

Eaton announced that it has reached a settlement in the patent infringement lawsuit it filed against Cordelia Lighting and Jimway. The settlement ends a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia filed in 2016. As part of the settlement, Cordelia and Jimway will receive a license to the Eaton patents asserted in the District Court case. (Image: Eaton Lighting) “Protecting the intellectual property in our innovative lighting portfolio is something we take very seriously,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Lighting Division, ...
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2018-11-29

The World’s Largest Commend and Control LED Display Installed at Sydney Trains Rail Operation Centre

In Sydney, Australia, a giant command and control LED display was installed in its nearly completed new Rail Operations Centre (ROC). The LED display is claimed to be the world’s largest control room display with the largest number of pixels, according to the supplier NanoLumens, a U.S. based LED display provider. Critical Room Solutions (CRS), a specialist in command and control room installations, and Digital Place Solutions (DPS), have commenced discussions with Sydney Trains in 2017 to determine the display solution to allow the new control c...
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2018-11-28

Seoul Semiconductor Adds 19 Patent Infringement Litigations against Fry’s Electronics

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has expanded its patent infringement litigation against Fry’s Electronics, a U.S. based consumer electronics retailer, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In September, Seoul Semiconductor filed a patent infringement lawsuit that accused Fry’s Electronics of selling LED TV products that violate 15 of Seoul Semiconductor’s patents for LED backlight unit process. In its amended complaint, Seoul asserts that the top brand televisions being sold in Fry’s stores infr...
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2018-11-27

NVIDIA Partners with Chinese XPENG Motors to Develop Autonomous Driving Technology

Chinese autonomous vehicle developer XPENG Motors has announced a strategic partnership with NVIDIA and its China partner Desay SV for developing Level 3 autonomous driving technology tailored for the driving environment in China. XPENG Motors will self-develop the software for China's typical traffic conditions and user scenarios and will work with Desay SV to jointly develop the computing hardware platform for autonomous driving. The company plans to implement in various phases the L3 intelligent driving features in its new models starting in 2020. ...
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2018-11-23

Lumileds and Melexis Achieves High-Frequency Operation with IR LEDs

High frequency operation of infrared light sources has been widely applied in automotive, industrial and consumer segments following the trend of 3D sensing. Targeting the growing market of related applications, Lumileds has demonstrated its IR LED products, LUXEON IR Domed and LUXEON IR Compact LEDs to be alternatives to VCSEL technology. Engineering teams from Lumileds and Melexis have developed an evaluation kit that allows LUXEON IR LEDs to be operated at high frequencies up to 40MHz. The intrinsic properties of the LUXEON IR...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE