LEDinside: Most-Mentioned Companies You Will Hear When Speaking of 3D Sensing

2018 just began but we already knew before that new technologies such as 3D sensing are going to be huge this year after the launch of Apple’s iPhone X last September. Using faces to unlock phones and personalize expressive Animojis are probably the two most memorable features that make 3D sensing widely known of among consumers. Surely, other phone makers will not let go of a chance to sport their products with similar capabilities, hence we learn the projection that the total value of the global market of mobile 3D Sensing is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 209% from USD 1.5 billion in 2017 to USD 14 billion by 2020.
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Intel Acquires Mobileye in Anticipation of First Major Wave of Sales for Self-Driving Cars in 2021, Says TrendForce

Intel on March 13 announced that the company will purchase Mobileye, a global provider of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). This deal is worth US$15.3 billion and is another indication that major semiconductor manufacturers are aggressively jockeying for a favorable position in the fast growing automotive electronics market. TrendForce states that after the merger, Intel will be able to combine its hardware products such as high-performance computing chips and IoT solutions with Mobileye’s image processing algorithms for autonomous driving systems. 
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Intel Luxury Smartwatch MICA to Come with Sapphire Screen

Intel has jumped aboard the wearable device bandwagon with the launch of a luxury jeweled smart bracelet. "My Intelligent Communication Accessory," or known as MICA will be equipped with a curved sapphire glass display, as well as with semi-precious stones, pearls, and even wet snake skin. The company has not released the features or the pricing of the bracelet, but the launch date is expected to take place during the upcoming holiday season in 2014. For further details please see Intel’s press release below:
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Intel and Taiwan University Jointly Develop LED Stoplight to Reduce Traffic Accidents

On June 25, Intel demonstrated a research project in San Francisco, which can help reducing traffic accidents. Intel and Taiwan University are jointly developing this project to provide better communication between the vehicles, such as using LED stoplight. The researchers use a laptop to adjust the tail lights, so it can receive and display vehicle status data. Intel demonstrates it with two motorcycles, which is everywhere on the streets of Taiwan. Whenever the motorcycle in the front is decelerating, accelerating, cornering or parking, etc., the rear LED lights on ...
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KLA-Tencor Corporation Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

 KLA-Tencor Corporation has been recognized as one of 17 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2012. KLA-Tencor Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with process control capital equipment and services, deemed essential to Intel's success.  "KLA-Tencor is honored to receive Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier award for a second consecutive year—a true testament to our employees' expertise and world class inspection and metrology equipment and services," ......
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Apple's super-thin MacBook Air is the result of LED BLU

Apple Computer Inc. has launched a 13.3-inch LED-BLU-based MacBook Air, which is only 0.76-inch (19 mm) thick on the hinge side, and 0.16-inch (4.1mm) for the opposite side. Apple mentioned that this super-thin product is the result of LED BLU technology advances, and moreover, the mercury-free, arsenic-free notebook is more beneficial in power
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate.