2018-08-02

Epistar Expects Stronger Demands of Horticulture Lighting and IR LED and Will Launch Mini LED Gaming Products in Q4

Many LED manufacturers have prepared themselves when entering the peak quarter of a year. Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar has also reported the increasing demands from the market for four-element LEDs, LED backlights and Mini LED applications. 
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2018-08-02

Opto Tech Expands Capacities for Sensing Components and Accelerates Developments in IR/UV LED

Taiwanese LED chip maker Opto Tech has reported a steady growth of 8% YoY in the second season of 2018 and expects a better performance in the second half of the year with its new capacity completed. 
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2018-05-03

Hidden Champions – Taiwan’s LED Enterprises Reveal Their Global Strategies and Patents at TILS 2018

The ninth annual Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS 2018) opened with much fanfare in Hall 1 of Taipei World Trade Center on 25 April. This year’s show has gathered 114 exhibitors and featured 420 display booths showcasing technologies under the categories of LED general lighting and smart lighting.
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2018-04-11

Safe Journey: Osram Adds to Its Oslon Black Family

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. The new 940 nm versions are suitable above all for interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition. Thanks to different wavelengths and lenses these products cover a wide range of customer requirements and can be operated at up to 5 A in pulsed mode.
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2018-04-05

Light and Building 2018: A Deeper Look into Upstream LED Manufacturers II

EVERLIGHT demonstrated monochromatic light LEDs that are widely applied for horticulture lighting. It developed a special series of products based on monochromatic light wavelength to cover PAR 450-745 nm from high to low power with SHWO 3535-ELB, 3030-ELB and 2835-ELB.
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2018-04-04

Light and Building 2018: A Deeper Look into Upstream LED Manufacturers

Highlights of Lextar for this year are high-power LED modules, LEDs for slim luminaire, and IR sensor modules. In particular, the new IR sensor modules were showcased for the first time. They feature 3D image recognition and can be used in 3D cameras. In addition to that, the company also showcased its automotive LEDs.
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2018-03-06

[Financial Updates] Lextar Focuses on QD, Mini LED Backlight and IR LED

LED vertical integration manufacturer Lextar Electronics registered a revenue of NTD 760 million (USD 25.97 million) for February, down 21.7% MoM. The company attributed the revenue decline to the Chinese New Year holiday and product mix adjustment.
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2018-03-05

Kingbright Broadens Optoelectronics Portfolio with Infrared, Phototransistor and Sensor Selections

Kingbright introduces the IR LEDs selection with Infrared, Phototransistor and Sensor in industry standard SMD and Through-Hole packages.
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2018-02-26

HC Semitek Makes Big Push for Advanced Semiconductors Including Micro LED, VCSEL, IR LED

Chinese LED maker HC Semitek announced it has signed an investment framework agreement to establish projects of advanced semiconductors and devices in the Yiwu Information and Optoelectronics Hi-Tech Industrial Park. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by the Yiwu Municipal People’s Government.
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2018-02-21

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition

The new Synios P2720 has the same footprint as the 850 nm version. Measuring only 2.0 mm x 2.75 mm x 0.6 mm, the IRED is therefore ideal for space-critical applications.
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2018-01-30

EVERLIGHT Announces Big Push into IR LED and Plans to Mass Produce Mini LED in 3Q18

Last year, Taiwanese LED packaging company EVERLIGHT registered a lukewarm annual earnings with a YoY decline of 6.6%. In face of looming threats from Chinese competitors, EVERLIGHT adjusts its product mix in hope to push up its revenue in 2018.
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2018-01-17

NEPCON JAPAN 2018: A Peek into New Trends in the Electronics Industry

NEPCON JAPAN 2018, the largest exposition for electronics manufacturing and R&D technologies in Asia, started today (January 17, 2018) at Tokyo Big Sight. The three-day show has grown larger with approximately 2,600 Japanese and overseas exhibitors presenting their advancements in both the East and West Exhibition Halls this year. The number of attendees is anticipated to hit 127,000. The show is ready to witness Asia’s first large-scale dialogue between tech companies in 2018.  
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2018-01-03

3D Facial Recognition Making Its Way in Technology Ecosystems

3D facial recognition has come into the spotlight after Apple’s introduction of Face ID in the iPhone X. Companies in the supply chain have also become the new focuses of inestors. In fact, 3D sensing technology has been around for years, but did not have commercial applications of facial recognition in smartphones until 2017. The reasons why it happened in 2017 can be explained in terms of components, modules andsubsystems, computing and systems, end-devices and applications.
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2018-01-02

Iris Scanning and Facial Recognition Making Their Way into Consumer Electronics; IR LED Market Becomes the New Blue Ocean

Major smartphone vendors like Samsung and Apple have been making improvements regarding unlocking devices beyond password-based methods, resulting in the rapid development of biometrics recognition in smartphones. In addition to smartphones, biometrics authentication methods will also be used in tablets and wearable devices.
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2017-12-08

Osram Broadband, Infrared Emitter Wins at 2017 ACE Awards

Osram Opto Semiconductors was a finalist in three categories at the Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards that took place last night at the San Jose Convention Center.
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2017-10-31

LiteOn Optoelectronics Segment Revenue Down 12% QoQ, Yet Market Share on the Rise

LiteOn yesterday reported its 3Q17 financial results, with a consolidated revenue of NTD 56 billion (USD 1.856 billion) following a 6% quarterly increase contributed by increased sales of power system solutions for cloud-computing data centers, AI smart home devices, IR LED, outdoor lighting, storage systems and game consoles.
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2017-10-25

Epileds Reports Tepid 3Q17 Financial Results

Taiwan-based LED epi-wafer and chip manufacturer Epileds registered a lower revenue in 3Q17 than that in 2Q17 and the revenue fell from a year ago because of seasonality and factory relocation. Epileds is predicted to continue moving factories and purchase infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED machines in 4Q17. Epileds will mainly buy used machines and modify them by itself. The revenue in 4Q17 is estimated to be similar to that in 3Q17. Epileds' annual revenue is projected to stay flat, but gross margin will improve, and profit will possibly bounce back. 
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2017-10-02

EVERLIGHT Exhibits Infrared and Automotive LEDs at CEATEC

EVERLIGHT, devoted to the development of the domestic and foreign markets, will attend CEATEC for the first time to demonstrate the advantages of diversified product offerings including opto interruptors, couplers, transmitting/receiving components (IR, PD/PT), automotive and lighting components, applied for multi-function printers, touch screens, eye tracking, automotive ambient lighting and lighting applications. We sincerely invite you to experience the overall solutions from EVERLIGHT Electronics.  
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2017-09-13

[Financial Updates] Taiwanese LED manufacturers Lite-On, Unity Reported Growing Lighting Revenue

Global consolidated revenue of LiteOn and its subsidiary in August 2017 was NTD 18.62 billion, up 6% MoM and down 12% YoY. Because of the stable demand in the end market benefiting LiteOn’s core business, its consolidated revenue from January 2017 to August 2017 hit NTD 140.54 billion, down 2.4% YoY.
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2017-08-30

EVERLIGHT Introduces IR LED for Iris Recognition – the NIR-C19M Series

EVERLIGHT launches the NIR-C19M series with a wavelength of 810nm which exert the clearest contrast effect to read the pattern of the iris. The recognition process is precise, quick and features excellent heat dissipation. This makes it perfectly suitable for iris recognition applications in security surveillance systems (access control) and portable handsets.
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2017-08-23

Showa Denko Expands IR LED Lineup, Ready for IoT-related Markets

Showa Denko (SDK) has expanded its product lineup of infrared LED chips (IR-LEDs), which are mainly used as parts of photo-couplers for gate drivers in power semiconductor modules and parts of sensors for IoT-related devices.
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2017-08-22

Tiny IR LEDs from Osram Allow for Eye Contact with Virtual Reality

The Japanese start-up company FOVE offers users a virtual reality headset that integrates eye tracking as a novel means of interaction. Tiny ChipLEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors provide the infrared illumination to track the user’s direction of gaze and eye movements.  
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2017-08-08

New Lumileds Infrared Emitters Power the Most Compact IR Imaging Designs

Lumileds, the global lighting solutions leader, today introduced a family of high power infrared (IR) emitters designed to address the vast array of rapidly growing IR applications. These uses range from facial recognition/iris and gesture scanning to wearable health monitors, machine vision, night vision cameras and other industrial/biotech applications. The LUXEON IR Family combines high radiant intensity imaging with the industry’s lowest thermal resistance, resulting in optimal solutions for compact system designs.
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2017-07-30

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.

Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver-assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros.
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2017-06-16

GILE 2017: Chinese Upstream LED Component Industry Rides the Trend- the Collection of Chinese Exhibitors II

At this moment in the history of the LED industry, we have already witnessed it passed into the maturity stage, struggled to revive by finding new beachhead markets (and it succeeded), and advanced its production, ready to embrace future business possibilities. LED chip manufacturers and packagers worldwide have now been gradually shifting their focus to develop products for niche markets, including UV LED, IR LED, automotive, horticultural, and even smart lighting.
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2017-06-15

All Eyes on Automotive LEDs: Epistar Prepares to Shine

In the ever-growing LED market, automotive LEDs are witnessing a rapid development. This is driven by various regulations enforced by governments around the world for fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles. In addition, manufacturers of hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles have increasingly embraced new technologies. Also, with substantial development in automotive electronics, many LED manufacturers are now trying to gain their positions in this market.
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2017-06-02

Osram Introduces Smallest Side-Looking IRED LED to Date

The new SFH 4055 from Osram Opto Semiconductors is based on the company’s proven Firefly platform, used widely for LEDs in the visible spectrum. The new transmitter, Osram’s smallest side-looking infrared LED to date, has a wavelength of 850 nm and is primarily targeted at eye-tracking systems in augmented and virtual reality headsets.
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2017-05-02

Hughey & Phillips Introduces New IR Medium Intensity LED Lighting

Hughey & Phillips (H&P), a global manufacturer in the obstruction lighting industry, is introducing the new HORIZON™ HALO™ IR Modification system.  The HALO system comprises of a medium intensity mounting bracket, junction box and IR Light Source.  Incandescent and Xenon-Strobe technologies produced a light source that allowed the fixture be to seen with the naked eye and NVG.  With the emergence of LED based lighting systems over the past 15 years, the visible spectrum of lighting for Night Vision Goggles (NVG) has been diminished.
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2017-04-28

[OPIE’17] IR+UV EXPO 2017 Show Report: Product Highlights and Market Trends

The 2017 Optics & Photonics International Exhibition (OPIE ’17) took place in Yokohama, Japan from April 19 to 21, which gathered leading technology providers and manufacturers who are seeking solutions. OPIE ’17 and IR+UV Expo were co-located with LASER EXPO, LENS EXPO, Positioning EXPO, Medical & Imaging EXPO, Space & Astronomical Optics EXPO and Industrial Camera EXPO. According to the organizer, exhibitors were mostly laser, lens, IR and UV packaging and application manufacturers. Attendees were buyers and manufactures who aimed to better understand the latest technologies and market trends. The Expo is considered a barometer of the state of the art in the industry.
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2017-04-24

[OPIE’17] HPLighting Demonstrates UV and IR LED Packaging Technologies and Optical Design for High-speed Printing, Sterilization, and Purification Application Markets

High Power Lighting (HPLighting) is a major UV and IR LED vendor. Over the years, HPLighiting has worked closely with chip vendors and focused on LED packages and optical design. The company has successfully developed UV and IR LEDs based on its competitive advantages. At OPIE’17, LEDinside interviewed Charles Wei, General Manager of HPLighting, to learn about HPLighting’s progress of UV and IR LED technologies.
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