2022-12-01

【electronica 2022 Roundup】Automotive Lighting/Display and Optical Sensing Solutions for the Future

electronica, a biannual electronics trade fair held in Munich, Germany, is one of the top events in the global electronics industry. This year, electronica 2022 took place between November 15 and November 18, 2022, focusing on consumer and automotive electronics. Everlight offers automotive lighting components for the original equipment (OE) market, where its products are adopted for rear combination light (RCL), daytime running lamp (DRL), front fog light, and ambient light applications. In response to the rise of intelligent ambient lights, Everlight joined the ISELE...
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2022-11-14

2022 Macroblock Online Symposium | Drive the Metaverse with the Leading Display Technology

Macroblock held the 2022 online symposium on November 9, and the theme of this year was “Drive A Whole New World – Metaverse”. This time our lecturers went deep into the metaverse from different applications, including VR headsets, smart cockpits and LED displays. In the speech, they covered how to realize the metaverse concept and how to deal with those challenges within this area through Macroblock products and technologies.   First, the symposium began with an opening remark given by Mr. Robert Chen, Macroblock General Manager. Mr. Rober...
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2022-09-01

High Five!Li Auto's Flagship SUV L9 In-vehicle Display features Macroblock's Backlight driver

In the summer of 2022, China's self-owned car brand "Li Auto" unveiled the flagship SUV-L9. Targeting the same market as BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS, Li L9 adopts “intelligence” as its design philosophy. Macroblock is honored to be a part of the Li L9 supply chain, creating an outstanding model of high-end in-vehicle displays together. Li Auto's Flagship SUV-L9 (Photo credit: Li Auto Website) Innovative intelligent cockpit - combining the head-up display (HUD) with the mini-LED interactive safe driving screen for t...
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2022-06-01

Panasonic's Large-screen WS HUD Incorporated in the Nissan Ariya

The large-screen WS HUD (Wind Shield Head-Up Display) developed by Panasonic Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (Representative Director, CEO: Masashi Nagayasu, Head office: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) is installed in a new model crossover EV, the Ariya from Nissan Motor Corporation (hereinafter Nissan). This is the 6th car model from Nissan to use the WS HUD of Panasonic, following the Skyline, Rogue, Qashqai, Pathfinder, and QX60.     The WS HUD is a system which presents a variety of information such as vehicle sp...
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2022-04-25

AUO Defines New Automotive Era with Micro LED and AmLED Creating New Experience for Future Smart Cockpits

<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ph5z2Wv-xN0" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe>   HSINCHU, TAIWAN (PRWEB) APRIL 21, 2022 The trends of electric vehicles and smart cars are drastically altering vehicle architecture, manufacturing models and supplier ecosystem. In response to such trends, AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) continues to dedicate in the research and design of high...
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2022-04-22

VueReal Announces Oversubscribed 14M Series B Round of Financing

Led by Cycle Capital, round includes strategic investor TDK Ventures, and Vitro Monday, April 18, 2022 - VueReal, a leader in micro printing technology, announced today the closing of a 14.4 million USD oversubscribed Series B round of financing led by Cycle Capital. The funding will enable VueReal to expand its customer base, scale up its team and enhance its current facility. Cycle Capital, an impact investor and leading cleantech venture capital investment platform, is joined by strategic investors TDK, world leader in electronic solutions for the smart soc...
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2022-03-01

Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs to Seize a Share in the Intelligent Automobile Market

Today Macroblock announced its new generation LED automotive lighting driver ICs, MBI6659Q and MBI6665Q, are highly praised and appreciated by the customers. The two new products are suitable for the application of intelligent automotive lighting, and both of them have obtained the AEC-Q100 qualification. The company is positive about the future outlook of the global intelligent automobile market. By launching these two new products, Macroblock has a more complete automotive series product line. Macroblock will continuously focus on the automobile original equipment m...
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2021-10-19

Chip Shortage Tanks GM's Third-quarter Sales

GM on Friday said it sold about 447,000 vehicles from July through September, down 32.8% from a year earlier. The decline was slightly wider than industry analysts' expectations of 28.9% and 31.5%. GM continues to maintain its financial guidance for the year, including adjusted earnings between $11.5 billion and $13.5 billion, or $5.40 to $6.40 a share. DETROIT – General Motors' U.S. vehicle sales during the third quarter plummeted by more than 30% from last year as an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips interrupted vehicle product...
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2021-06-15

Automotive-Compliant LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated Simplifies Rear Lighting Designs

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) has expanded its portfolio of devices supporting automotive exterior illumination with the introduction of the AL5873Q three-channel linear LED driver targeted at simplifying rear lamp cluster designs. Rated for 125°C ambient temperature operation, this automotive-compliant, AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified device meets the demands of next generation vehicle design – while also providing energy and space savings, hence, low overall system costs. Each of the AL5873Q’s chann...
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2021-05-18

LED Market Revenue for 2021 Projected to Reach US$16.53 Billion Mainly Due to Automotive/Mini LED Applications, Says TrendForce

May 18, 2021 ---- Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, not only did LED revenue experience a downward trajectory, but this decline also reached a magnitude rarely seen in recent years, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. However, as vaccinations begin taking place in 1H21, the LED market’s long-stifled demand is expected to rebound from rock bottom. Hence, global LED market revenue will likely undergo a corresponding recovery this year as well, with a forecasted US$16.53 billion, an 8.1% increase YoY, in 2021. Most of this i...
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2021-05-17

Automotive Market is the New Battleground for Mini and Micro LED Technologies

Automotive Market is the New Battleground for Mini and Micro LED Technologies   Huawei released a demo video on its autonomous driving technologies on April 15th. Two days later on April 17th, Chinese EV brand Arcfox held a launch event for its luxury crossover sedan Alpha S (α-S). Among the four variants of the Alpha S, the Arcfox Alpha S HBT is equipped with the HI (Huawei Inside) platform developed by Huawei for autonomous driving applications. This is the same model that was shown in the demo video.   Designed to be a mass-prod...
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2021-05-17

Optimistic about the Automotive LED Market, ams / OSRAM is Optimizing Product Portfolio to Meet Customer Needs

According to TrendForce analysis, global automotive market demand has been experiencing an upswing since 4Q20 and remained at high level in 2Q21. In this context, LED manufacturers achieve full capacity and prolong the lead time of products without raising prices. On orders about new automobiles, despite that customers still ask for price reduction, LED manufacturers maintained the original quotation and continue observing the possibility of double booking.   According to ams / OSRAM, the production lines in Malaysia is operating in full capacity and demand overb...
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2021-04-27

Partnership between Samsung and Tesla Begins to Expand

Partnership between Samsung and Tesla continues to grow as the world’s biggest electronic parts maker and the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer are starting to form a new cozy relationship. According to the industry on Sunday, it has been confirmed that Samsung Electronics’ LEDs for smart headlamps will be used for Tesla’s EVs. Once Samsung Electronics’ LEDs are modularized, they will be supplied to Tesla after going through a German auto parts maker called Hella. Because it is reported that the corresponding smart headlamps are already in...
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2017-05-31

LEDinside: Chinese Automotive Lighting Market Trend in 2017

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2017 Chinese Automotive Lighting Market Report, the conventional passenger car in 2016 in China hit 22.50 million cars and by 2017 the number is expected to have reached 23.80 million with a hike of 5.8% YoY. The market was mainly under the control of joint ventures before 2016, whereas after 2016 the sales of domestic automobile brands rose annually when Chinese automakers advanced their production quality. The passenger car market is anticipated to increase with more and more ...
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2017-05-31

LEDinside: Top Six LED Supply and Demand Market Trend in 2017

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2017-2021 LED Industry Demand and Supply Data Base- 2Q17, mainly analyzes top six LED demand and supply market trend in 2017, including IT display market, lighting market trend, automotive LED market trend, display market trend, infrared LED market trend and LED supply market analysis.
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2017-05-02

LEDinside: 2017 TV & Automotive Panel Market Analysis

2017 TV Market Trend、2017 Automotive Panel Market Trend
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2017-03-16

LEDinside: Automotive LED Market Demand Drives the World’s LED Market Value in 2017-2021

Benefiting from the steady LED market price and the rapid growth of the automotive lighting field, automotive LED value will reach $2. 817 billion (+14.8% YoY) in 2017, as LEDinside forecasts. Relatively speaking, the compound annual growth rate of the whole LED industry is only 3% from 2015 to 2021. The LED mainstream applications include mobile phone, medium and large panel backlight, which will gradually decrease due to the development of OLED. Although LED lighting has become the largest application in LED industry, the growth of overall production value slows down due to the saturated penetration rate and a multitude of competitors. But LED manufacturers have invested in automotive lighting as well as fine pitch displays, so the market is still growing and developing.
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2016-06-03

LEDinside: Chinese Automotive LED Penetration Market Analysis / EU & US Car Supply Chain

China Chinese automotive light’s development is still price-oriented when adopting LEDs. Current spec for interior automotive lights and RCL are similar with lighting LEDs and even backlight LEDs, the LED penetration rate is relatively high and similar to international level. As DRL is closely linked to the recognition of vehicles, it has seen rapid development in Chinese market over the past few years. Moreover, some Chinese automotive makers turn to low-power LEDs for DRL applications. Therefore, the market penetration of DRL in China rose to 47% in 2016.   Slow mid and high-power LED in Chinese automotive market: Due to the high technical requirement of high-power LED product segments, such as high / low beam and fog light. These light sources are mainly from international source and have low penetration rate.   US Car Market Supply Chain US automotive makers mainly adopt automotive lamps from Visteon and Hella. As North America is notorious for its tariff protection, automotive lamp factories and modules are constructed relatively close to each other, focusing on market opportunities and the reduction of assembly costs. Mexico is a popular location of such plants over the past few years.  As the suppliers of headlamps and tail lamps are not necessarily the same, the main concern lie in design and mass production ability. Meanwhile, the suppliers of tail light and interior lights are usually the same as the technical difficulties is relatively low and can be potentially purchased together.
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2015-12-04

Volvo’s Designer Vehicle Completed with White LED Headlights

When the car manufacturer Volvo needed perfect illumination for their Design Center in Gothenburg, they turned to full production company Primetec. Known for delivering turnkey solutions, and with a track record within temporary events and installations for Volvo, Primetec felt confident to solve this task as well.
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2015-02-11

Ford Dealership Looks to CGE Energy and CREE LED Lighting for Energy Efficiency

Looking to greatly lower their overall energy costs, modernize their fixtures, and provide better lighting for nighttime sales without having to succumb to overwhelming operation costs, the owner of Briarwood Ford in Saline, Michigan, Steve Whitener, called on CGE Energy (CGE, currently trading as (OTC PINK: MKBY)) for their expertise, and CGE delivered.
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE