2020-02-18

Micro/Mini LED Displays Showcased at ISE 2020

ISE 2020 ended last week on February 15 at RAI Amsterdam. Despite that some companies decided to pull off from the exhibition with coronavirus concerns, still many worldwide industry leaders attend ISE 2020 with their latest products. Micro LED and Mini LED displays, the next-gen display technology, also played significant roles at the event with several new products showcased and innovative solution presented. Samsung Presents 583-inch Micro LED Display - The Wall for Business Samsung extended product portfolio, The Wall for Business, covering Mic...
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2020-01-31

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】LiDAR Supports New Market and Applications for ADAS and Automotive Driving Technology

CASE – Connected, Autonomous/Automated, Shared and Electric was centered at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD this year. Following the topic, LEDinside visited several LiDAR and LiDAR component companies participating the event and learnt the latest trends and development in ADAS and self-driving technology. Velodyne Lidar showcased the full portfolio to support progresses in ADAS and autonomous driving. Its Alpha Prime carries a sensing range up to 200 meters and 360 degree horizontal FOV, making the highest specification in the industry. Velar...
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2020-01-31

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】Driver IC Technology Opens New Door of Applications for Automotive Lighting

One of the major focuses at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2020 was driver IC, who plays a critical role for automotive lighting technology. Driver IC companies across the world came to the event with their novel technology and components to simplify current management, improve the flexibility of light design and increase applications. Rohm released a new four channel LED driver BD18337EFV-M, which its thermal dispersion outputs can be controlled by one pin to reduce component and installation area. The driver can be applied in rear lights including brake lights and tail...
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2020-01-31

【NEPCON JAPAN】Micro LED on Its Way to Commercialization with Equipment Solutions

Comparing to CES, NEPCON is more a low-key show focusing more on the technology communication rather than media exposure. The event style also reflected on how Micro LED technology was presented in the two shows. At NEPCON Japan, even though Micro LED and Mini LED displays are not as highlighted as they were at CES 2020, LEDinside still saw some Japan based exhibitors introducing their proprietary technologies covering mass transferring and inspection. These equipment makers offer mass production solutions for Micro LED displays, which are right ...
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2020-01-30

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】Automotive Displays Unlock More Details; Floating Displays Open Innovative Applications

The progresses of EV and autonomous driving technology bring in new designs and functions for vehicles. Automotive displays also extend its applications from function oriented to entertainment oriented. Rearview mirrors, dashboard and central control system also become more integral, leading to new challenges and opportunities for technology developers. At AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2020, countless new technology and products were thus presented. Japan’s Asahi KASEI created a conceptual self-driving car at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, providing a next-gen trans...
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2020-01-30

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】LED Technology to Upgrade Interior and Exterior Automotive Lighting

Every year at NEPCON and AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, industry professionals and experts across the world come and present their latest progresses as well as exchanging insights of development trends. LEDinside was honored to joined the show this year as well and observed that many companies who used to registered under NEPCON have moved to AUTOMOTIVE WORLD and showcased products of automotive LEDs and panels, marking transformations within the LED industry. EVERLIGHT, Taiwan’s LED packager, was one of the LED companies that m...
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2020-01-30

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】DENSO, BOSCH and Continental Share Strategies and Insights for Autonomous Driving

Autonomous driving technology and related applications continue their heat at NEPCON and AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2020 with the event host inviting leading industry professionals from DENSO, BOSCH, and Continental to talk about “Evolution of Mobility.” The keynote speech attracted more than 3000 people and was the most popular conference this year. Yoshifumi Kato, Senior Executive Officer at Engineering Research & Development Center of DENSO, opened up the section by pointing out the background of mobility technology development ...
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2020-01-22

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】MaaS and 5G Open up New Mobility Era

he concurrent show with NEPCON Japan, AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, consists of six specialized shows including CAR-ELE JAPAN, EV JAPAN, Automotive Lightweight Technology Expo, Connected Car Japan, and CAR-MECHA Japan, making it the world largest exhibition for advanced automotive technologies. Autonomous driving technology and related industry is beyond doubt the most attractive topic at the show. The exhibition invited several industry leaders to share the current trend and technology progress of self-driving technology. The keynote speec...
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2020-01-22

【NEPCON JAPAN】LED Displays with Sensor Integration Open up to New Applications

The 34th NEPCON Japan was held last week from January 15 to 17 in Tokyo. Launched more than 30 years ago, the show has grown together with the Japanese and Asian electronics industry, gathering specialists of electronic components, materials, packaging devices, LEDs, lasers and more. Worldwide visitors and professionals continuous to participate in the event to learn the latest trend and technology of the industry. This year in LED & Laser Diode Technology EXPO, one of the show under NEPCON, LEDinside observed a trend that most of the exhibitors ...
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2020-01-22

【NEPCON JAPAN】AI and 5G Applications Targeted by Global Technology Experts

NEPCON, Japan’s largest exhibition for electronics manufacturing and R&D technology consisting of seven shows, together with AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, the world’s biggest automotive technology exhibition, took place last week in Tokyo Big Sight. The two events gathered more than 2100 exhibitors with 440 global participants, attracting more than 70000 visitors across the world to take a look of the leading technologies. This year, NEPCON Japan focused on AI and the ready to go 5G connection. Companies that expert in 5G component manufac...
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2020-01-13

【CES 2020】Display Trend – Innovative Displays Bring New Opportunities

LEDinside observed the on-going trend in the display industry that, apart from backlight technology revolution and big size display trend, novel display models are also focuses of many display manufacturers. Currently TV brands can hardly show new tricks with conventional displays. As a result, they are trying to demonstrate innovative display models to attract attention of the consumers. At CES 2020, LEDinside found several companies following the direction. Flexible and Curved Displays Despite that flexible and curved displays are nothing new, exhibits at the sho...
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2020-01-10

【CES 2020】Improved Backlight Technology Upgrades Display Performance

Ever since OLED joined the battle field of TV display, the technology revolutes the industry with its high contrast brought by the self-emitting feature. Because the supply chain of OLED panel is tightly controlled by Korean suppliers, panel manufacturers and TV brands are trying to adopt new technology to fight against OLED panel. Since last year, several industry players have teamed up to launch LCD display lit with novel backlight technology to compete with OLED. A wide range of applications were demonstrated in major international events and CES 2020 is ...
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2020-01-10

【CES 2020】Display Trend–TV Brands Launches High Resolution and Large Size Product to Target High-end Market

Many international brands have shifted their business focus from the consumer TV market to high-end display market as the price competition in the conventional size TVs is intense and producers can hardly profit. TV makers now aim to lift the price of TVs by launching new products adopting innovative technology to secure their profit. At CES 2020, LEDinside observed that more and more TV companies revealing TVs with higher resolution in bigger sizes, aiming at consumers at the top of the pyramid. In other words, these companies no longer put major focus on consumer ma...
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2020-01-09

【CES 2020】China Companies Demonstrate Micro LED Displays Backed by Taiwan Supply Chain

CES 2020 gathered more than 170,000 attendees with 4500 companies and 1100 industry experts presenting their latest technologies and insights of the industry. Apart from the Micro LED displays demonstrated by Japan and Korea technology giant, LEDinside found that Chinese packagers, display makers and TV brands also presents their developments in Mini LED and Micro LED, attracting visitors coming from all over the world. Several of the exhibits are supported by technologies of Taiwanese companies including Epistar and EVERLIGHT. Konka The Micr...
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2020-01-09

【CES 2020】Multi-size Micro LED Displays Revealed by Japan and Korea Tech Giants

At CES 2020, it is easy to find out that Micro LED displays are demonstrated by more and more companies. Even though the chips used in those so-called “Micro LED” might not small enough to meet the definition of Micro LED, which is below 100 µm, Micro LED display as a term has become a trend in the display industry. Samsung The Wall series is still the focus of Samsung at this year’s CES. The 292-inch mega-size self-emitting 8K LED displays adopted Sanan’s Mini LED chips and PCB backplane with passive matrix. Sam...
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2020-01-07

【CES 2020】Sony Introduces Its First EV Vision-S and Advanced Display Technologies

Worldwide big names are trying hard to impress visitors at CES 2020 with their new technology. At SONY’s CES press conference, the Japan tech giant created a sensation by demonstrating its first electric vehicle, Vision-S. The company also presented its Micro LED display and new Master Series TVs. In addition, SONY announced that PlayStation 5 will be launched this year. Integrating several of its proprietary sensing technologies, SONY worked together with automotive component company Magna, and collaborated with automotive driving technology s...
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2020-01-07

【CES 2020】ITRI Showcases Advanced Micro LED Modular Display

At CES 2020, Micro LED and Mini LED still lead trends of the display industry. LEDinside joined CES this year and was invited to take a first look of Taiwan ITRI’s latest RGB Micro LED display. At the booth of ITRI, the institute presented the world first Micro LED modular display made by directly transferring Micro LED chips onto PCB substrate via its proprietary mass transfer technology. Since PCB substrates are usually uneven, it is challenging to directly put RGB Micro LED chips that are under 100μm onto it. However,...
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2019-10-30

WELLMAX’s Sunflower Downlight, the Top Choice for Global Clients

As the most influential lighting fair in Asia, Hong Kong International Lighting Fair serves as a direct link for industrial exchanges and cooperation between suppliers and buyers, attracting thousands of exhibitors to participate every year. Concluded on October 30, the 21st Hong Kong International Fair has gathered around 2700 exhibitors to showcase innovative, fashionable and practical lighting products. Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX), as the most famous lighting brand, exhibited its unique products, like “Bulbized” Sunflower series, B...
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2019-10-29

Smart Lighting Products as the Focus on 2019 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

The 21st HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), as well as the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo kicked out on October 27 and 29 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and at AsiaWorld-Expo. Together the two events hosted more than 3,100 exhibitors from 35 countries across the world to showcase innovative, fashionable and practical lighting products. (Image: HKTDC) The twin lighting shows also organized various seminars and forums during the fair period, inviting international brands including Sig...
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2019-09-20

【SEMICON Taiwan】 Smart Applications Development with Advanced Optoelectronics including Micro LED to be the Focus

SEMICON Taiwan 2019, as a key event of the semiconductor industry, was held from September 18 to 20 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan. More than 700 exhibitors across the world participated in the show with focuses of smart applications, autonomous electric vehicles and more, attracting about 50,000 visitors to explore the latest technology development. During the show, LEDinside noted that several leading semiconductor equipment providers unveiled solutions and systems of Micro LED and Mini LED. The industry players are cooperating to build an eco-...
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2019-09-03

【Touch Taiwan 2019】Micro LED and Mini LED Applications Getting Ready for Mass Production

Micro LED and Mini LED technologies and applications created a sensation at Touch Taiwan 2019. Exhibitors from the supply chain presented key materials, components, equipment solutions as well as products applications following the Micro LED and Mini LED waves. eLux and Epileds jointly demonstrate a 12-inch full color Micro LED automotive display. The display adopts Micro LED RGB chip sized 40-50µm by Epileds and active LTPS backplane drive solution, reaching 42 ppi and brightness over 1,000nits. The full color and high contrast display performan...
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2019-09-02

【Touch Taiwan 2019】Micro LEDs Hit Automotive and Wearable Applications

Touch Taiwan closed on August 30. Visitors at the show could find a wide range of display applications from wearables panel below 1 inch to large TVs up to 120-inch based on Mini LED and Micro LED technologies. One of the eye-catching products showcased by panel manufacturer AUO is the 12.1-inch Micro LED automotive panel that delivered vivid colors, high contrast and smooth display performance. At the same time, an AM Mini LED display flaunted an astonishing screen quality. According to AUO, since automotive verification takes long time, the company see...
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2019-08-30

【Touch Taiwan 2019】LED and Panel Companies Showcase Micro LED/Mini LEDs Applications

Touch Taiwan 2019, the major business fair for the display industry, kicked off on August 28 at Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan. The event attracted around 300 suppliers from the supply chain to show their latest display technologies and products. AUO exhibited varios high-end displays Micro LEDs and Mini LEDs are definitely the spotlight of the show this year. Event organizer particularly arranged a zone for Micro LED and Mini LED products and solutions which attracted companies including Epistar, Lextar, Macroblock, TOPCO, ASM Paci...
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2019-07-03

LED EXPO Thailand 2019: International Companies Active in Emerging Markets to Accelerate LED Lighting Penetration

Although the LED lighting industry has already entered the mature stage of its development, but in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia, India and other Asian regions, there remains much room for growth as LED lighting is being applied in infrastructure and replacing traditional lighting. Thus we see international companies and Thailand’s native companies continually planning their strategies in this year’s LED EXPO. Thai lighting company DLight showcased solar LED streetlights, targeting Thailand’s domestic demand. Ratana Saeyang, the Pur...
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2019-07-01

LED EXPO Thailand 2019: Lighting Combines Building Management and Fire Security to Push Energy Conservation

LED lighting development in the emerging markets has always caught the attention of worldwide suppliers. In order to meet the demands of regional markets and to initiate cross-field applications, the 7th LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN made its grand opening on June 27th at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The exhibition jointed together the Building Maintenance and Asset Management (BMAM) Expo Asia and the K-Fire & Safety Expo, the latter revolving around disaster prevention and protection. The exhibition gathered over 350 inte...
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2019-06-18

WELLMAX: Achieve HCL with Intelligence and LED Panel with LED Bulb Technology

According to the latest price report of LEDinside, the average price of LED bulb worldwide is in a downtrend as a whole, even though the price in some regions heats up thanks to their robust economy. Amid such a sluggish environment, many enterprises are confronted with severe challenge to survive, and some of them have even been phased out by the market. The LED Bulb Expert, WELLMAX, however, has held firmly its market share and achieved a revenue growth of 40% in 2018. On the opening day of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), LEDinside...
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2019-06-17

GILE 2019 Highlights Summary: Connected Lighting and Health Lighting Become Mainstream Applications

LEDinside observes that GILE 2019, which concluded this week, attracted a larger crowd of attendees than before, with more areas of applications for everyone’s perusal. Health lighting, horticulture lighting and other niche applications have become mainstreams to meet the rocketing demands of the market, appearing on the exhibits of several large companies. Also, the future development and technology upgrades of lighting became the focus of many seminars as they sought to address the deployment of IoT and 5G. Connected Lighting Merges with Infrastructure and Marches...
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2019-06-14

【InfoComm 2019】The Market Trends of LED Driver IC for Fine Pitch Displays

With the rising market of fine pitch display, LED driver IC should be equipped with improved energy efficiency and higher integration. During InfoComm 2019, LEDinside interviewed three LED driver IC manufacturers to learn more about their approaches. Macroblock launches series products to tackle main issue of the display market Macroblock focused on three featured LED display driver ICs at InfoComm 2019 targeting live-stage and broadcast applications. Its 16-Channel SRAM LED Display Driver IC, MBI5253, is an upgraded version of MBI5153, w...
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2019-06-13

【InfoComm 2019】Innovation and Technology Raise Displays to a New Level

InfoComm 2019, held by AVIXA, kicked off on June 8th with the exhibition taking place during June 12-14th at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. LEDinside noticed that both display and projector manufacturers put their focal point on fine display technology and high valued market, aiming to push display technology to another level with innovation and creativity. Micro LED, as the next generation display technology, again became the spotlight of the show. SONY showcased a 440-inch Crystal LED display with 8K4K resolution, matching ...
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2019-06-13

【InfoComm 2019】Chipone Launched High Scan-line Common-cathode Products to Reduce Driver IC Usage and Save More Energy

Chipone Technology is a semi-conductor chip design house in China. Its products include touch sensor ICs, fingerprint recognition ICs, display driver ICs, and power management ICs. Chipone acquired and merged a US company (iML) in 2016. After their financial statements were consolidated, in 2018 the Group's total revenue reached RMB 1.21 billion, and the Group focuses on raising its gross profit. LEDinside has an honor to interview the No.1 LED display IC player- Chipone's Vice President, Charles Lin, and Marketing Director, Mr. Hank Zhang....
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