2022-11-18

Nichia expands the portfolio of its Direct Mountable Chip Series, a high luminous flux density chip scale LED

Tokushima, Japan – 17 November 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce the addition of the new NCSWE13A-V1 to its high luminous flux density Direct Mountable Chip portfolio.   The new NCSWE13A-V1 is a 1W-class LED, the same as the existing NCSWE17A-V1 (1.7mm x 1.7mm), but in an even smaller package size (1.3mm x 1.3mm). Additionally, the NCSWE13A-V1 complements the existing 0.2W-class, smaller NFSWE11A-V1, which is 1.1mm x 1....
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2022-10-07

Nichia will exhibit at Light + Building 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany

Taking center stage will be Dynasolis™, a new LED tuning solution that regulates circadian rhythms by simultaneously adjusting melanopic illuminance and color temperature while maintaining high CRI and high efficacy. The building industry is increasingly encouraging designs that bring more natural light indoors, with human centric lighting (HCL) and circadian lighting gaining attention. Most existing HCL systems work by changing CCT (correlated color temperature), the visual element. However, Nichia also focuses on the non-visual element that truly addresses h...
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2022-10-03

Nichia’s Award Winning H6 Series of LEDs are now ready for the next stage of General Illumination

  Tokushima, Japan – 3 October 2022: The excitement and success of Nichia’s H6 Series of LEDs continues to grow, now even more considering the big market potential generated from new licensing agreements with our partners.  Nichia is proud to announce that the H6 Series of LEDs are now ready for a new era of LED adoption where the focus on quality of light can take center stage without compromise.   It became accepted in the industry that the trade-off between achieving high lumen efficacy and high CRI / TM-30 was difficult to over...
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2022-10-03

Nichia and GE Lighting enter into Cross License Agreement

Nichia Corporation and Savant Technologies LLC, known as GE Lighting, a Savant company, announced that they have entered into a cross-license agreement. Under the agreement, Savant will be licensed under Nichia’s patents on filament LED lightbulbs, including Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 9,752,734. Nichia will be licensed to supply LEDs containing potassium fluoride silicon, or PFS phosphor, in the residential and retail market channels. The patents licensed to Nichia under the cross license include U.S. Patent Nos. 7,497,973 and 7,453,195. This ...
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2022-09-23

Fraunhofer IBP study confirms the performance of Dynasolis™ human centric lighting solution

Dynasolis™, an LED pairing with circadian tune functionality exceeds the effect of standard LEDs on attention. Tokushima, Japan – 22 September 2022: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, has commissioned the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, to analyze its Dynasolis™ solution. The solution consists of a combination of Nichia's cyan-colored Azure LED and the multiple award-winning H6 LED family, which can adjust both color temperature and melanopic...
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2022-09-16

Nichia will exhibit and speak at IUVA Americas in Cincinnati, OH

On September 26th, 27th and 28th, Nichia will proudly exhibit at the 2022 IUVA Americas Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, Nichia America’s Vice President, Erik Swenson, will be presenting on Tuesday, September 27th. As new challenges continue to arise in public health, drinking water, reuse water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, hospital infections, ballast water treatment and industrial effluents, new applications emerge for UV technologies. The focus of this conference put together by the International Ultra-Violet Association is to ...
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2022-09-14

Nichia innovation takes LED technology to next level

Supporting health with light, a huge boost to color quality and efficacy, and a HPS color LED are among the breakthroughs available for Light + Building visitors to discover   Tokushima, Japan - 13 September 2022: At Light + Building 2022 in Frankfurt, Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs will shine the spotlight on a number of ground-breaking LED technologies that are setting the pace in the global lighting industry. As Nichia continues developing for a brighter world, visitors to the ...
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2022-09-06

Nichia continues to demonstrate its commitment to UV-C LED technology with the release of its high output 280nm NCSU434C. UV-C LED – The Wait is Over

Tokushima, Japan - 6 September 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, will start mass production in December of another new high radiant flux UV-C LED to help target the inactivation and sterilization of various bacteria and viruses, specifically industrial water and air applications. With its small 3.5mm x 3.5mm size, the NCSU434C has industry-leading radiant flux (110mW) and wall-plug efficiency (5.4%) when compared to a UV-C LED of the same size, an ~80% flux improvement over its pre...
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2022-08-26

Nichia expands the Hortisolis™ LED portfolio, the most suitable LEDs for plant growth

Tokushima, Japan – 24 August 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce additions to the Hortisolis™ portfolio dedicated to plant growth, including new high output COB options (Part Number: NFDWJ130B-V5, NFCWJ108B-V5, NFCWL060B-V5, NFCWL036B-V5, NFCWS024B-V5) and also the high luminous flux density Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NCSWE17A-V1). By integrating only the light necessary for plant growth in one LED thr...
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2022-08-08

Nichia expands the portfolio of its NVSW219F Series, a 2W point light source

Tokushima, Japan – 5 August 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce the addition of the NVSW219F-V2 with significantly improved characteristics to the point light source 2W-class NVSW219F Series portfolio.     The NVSW219F Series, a 2W point light source 3535 package, combines features such as excellent light quality, high reliability, and long life with an unparalleled rich variation of color temperatures ranging from 1800K to 6500K. Wi...
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2022-04-27

NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs provide an optimized spectrum for plant growth

Tokushima, Japan – 26 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light necessary for plant growth in one package through the delicate combination of phosphors, Hortisolis™ makes it possible to maximize the production efficiency per area of the vertical farm while providing a good working environment within the closed environments. There has been a steady increase globally in the number of artif...
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2022-04-12

High TLCI Illumination for Accurate Color in Telework & Indoor Video Recording

Through Nichia’s focus on higher quality of light, light sources now can achieve both Color Reproduction and High Efficiency Tokushima, Japan – 11 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the first mid power LED capable of delivering the high-quality light necessary to meet the demands of telework and indoor video recording. Over the past 50 years, Nichia has demonstrated its commitment to improving the overall performance and quality of light throug...
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2022-02-22

【Exclusive Interview】OPTOTECH Partners with Nichia to Develop High-Performance UV-C LED

Specializing in optoelectronic semiconductor solutions, OPTOTECH has grandly transformed into a third-generation semiconductor supplier. TrendForce had the honor of interviewing Mr. Jeffery Tai, spokesperson of OPTOTECH, who talked about the latest progress on the company’s partnership with Nichia for UV-C LED product development. Mr. Jing-Fu Dai (left), OPTOTECH spokesperson While OPTOTECH and Nichia have various projects in progress, this announcement focused on those related to UV-C LEDs. Nichia, a CSR-dedicated comp...
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2022-01-17

Nichia and GVL Settle US Patent Case regarding Basic Filament LED Patent

Nichia and GVL have agreed to settle the case titled Nichia Corp. v. Global Value Lighting LLC, Case No. 1:19-cv-01388-RGA, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. As part of the settlement, GVL has agreed to pay Nichia a license fee in return for gaining access to the technology covered by Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 9,752,734 (“the ’734 Patent”). Further details of the settlement term are confidential. Nichia filed its application for the ’734 Patent in 2005, following research that led to g...
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2022-01-17

Nichia Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against ASUS Japan and its Distributor

On December 23, 2021, in a patent infringement lawsuit which Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed against ASUS Japan Inc. (“ASUS JAPAN”), a Japanese affiliate of Taiwanese Company ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”), and TD SYNNEX K.K. (“SYNNEX”), a distributor of ASUS JAPAN (collectively, “Defendants”), Tokyo District Court rendered a judgment, holding that defendants have infringed Nichia’s patents. In its judgment, the court found that ASUS’s smartphon...
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2021-10-07

NICHIA Launches High Power 200mW UV-C LED

Nichia further demonstrates its commitment in UV-C LED technology with its release of the high output NC4U334BR. Tokushima, Japan — 6 October 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, has begun mass production of another new high radiant flux UV-C LED to help target the inactivation and sterilization of various bacteria and viruses, specifically industrial water and air applications.   With a continued focus on 280nm to maximize the virucidal power and maintain practical ...
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2021-09-29

MetroSpec Technology® Partners with Nichia for Light Source Implementation of H6 Series Emitter with TriGain® Technology

ST. PAUL, MN, September 27, 2021 – MetroSpec Technology is proud to announce its partnership with Nichia for light source implementation of the H6 series emitter with TriGain® Technology in architectural and other general lighting applications. MetroSpec uses its FlexRad® technology to create a variety of cuttable, bendable, labor saving light source designs using the Nichia H6 emitters.   TriGain® Technology potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphor formulation used in the Nichia H6 emitters can meet “priority leve...
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2021-07-21

Nichia’s Patent Was Expired And Everlight’s Products Are Not Affected

Shulin District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, July 19, 2021 –In response to Nichia’s press release on July 19 on their website about the Germany proceeding, Everlight states that the proceeding is still in progress and is not a final judgment. Everlight believes that a favorable judgment will be obtained. Everlight declares that Nichia’s European patent EP936682 (and its equivalent Germany counterpart Germany patent DE69702929) was expired on July 29, 2017. Therefore, Everlight’s and WOFI’s products are not affected in any way. Everl...
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2021-07-21

Nichia Claims 4.5 Million EUR Against Everlight’s Subsidiary WOFI As Damage Compensation For Patent Infringement In Germany

On July 15, 2021, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) initiated damage compensation proceedings at the Düsseldorf District Court against WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”), based on a final judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court (docket number 4b O 132/16) finding infringement of Nichia’s YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) by WOFI. WOFI is a manufacturer of residential lighting products and a German subsidiary of Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.. WOFI initia...
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2021-05-12

Nichia Develops Next Generation Slimmed Down Mini-LED of High Luminance and Low Power Consumption

Nichia managed to achieve differentiation through its compelling degree of technical ability so as to maintain its leading position in the market. In the midst of the ferocious competition in the overall LED industry, global LED leader Nichia has announced (May 5th 2021) on the development of the new and highly differentiated Mini-LED light source through the innovation and high technical ability of the company.     Nichia previously developed Nichia Light Cluster® Type V, a Mini-LED light source used on ultra-thin LCD monitors, and is adop...
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2021-05-05

Nichia Raises The Bar For Blue And Green VCSEL Efficiency

VCSELs with dielectric and GaN-based mirrors break efficiency records Nichia is claiming to have broken the efficiency records for GaN-based blue and green VCSELs This triumph, announced at the SPIE Photonics West meeting this March, returns by this Japanese LED and laser diode manufacturer to the forefront of GaN-based VCSEL development. Nichia pioneered this class of laser more than a decade ago, producing the world's first GaN-based VCSEL operating in continuous-wave mode at room-temperature, before appearing to abandon further developm...
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2021-03-29

Nichia Develops Deep UV LED That Can Kill 99.99% of Coronaviruses on a Surface

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2021-01-27

Nichia’s Latest UV-C LED Disinfection Efficacy Proven to Combat Viruses

Independent research confirms NICHIA’s 280 nm deep UV LEDs can eliminate up to 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 Tokushima, Japan – 26 January 2021: NICHIA, a leading global LED manufacturer, further demonstrates its commitment to innovation and improvements to global well-being with the public launch of its newest deep UV LED, the NCSU334B. At a peak wavelength of 280 nm, NICHIA’s deep UV LED outperforms other commercially available UV-C LED’s, regardless of wavelength, in output, efficiency and lifetime. At the same ...
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2020-12-23

Nichia Corporation establishes the Tokushima International Science Institute

Aiming for research in advanced scientific fields, human resource development, and international and regional contributions Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”), in collaboration with Tokushima University, will establish the Tokushima International Science Institute (a collaborative research center) on the university’s premises in January 2021. The institute’s aims are conducting research in advanced scientific fields, developing human resources as well as contributing to the international and regional communities, and will commence the following activities...
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2020-11-20

Nichia Corporation Becomes First to License TriGain® Technology from GE Current, a Daintree company

Nichia Corporation can now use industry leading TriGain® technology for superior color rendering and efficiency across its LED chip portfolio for use in general illumination applications Today it was announced that Nichia Corporation will become the first to license TriGain® technology from GE Current, a Daintree company and deploy it into their LED chip portfolio for lighting applications globally. TriGain®, a potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphor, is a breakthrough in phosphor technology that improves the color rendering for LEDs through its unique red emission, without sacrificing efficiency. Other solutions take a significant efficiency penalty to achieve similar color rendering.
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2020-11-19

The Intellectual Property High Court finds infringement of Nichia's patents and awards damages based on the price of LCD TV

On November 18, 2020, the Intellectual Property High Court (the "IP High Court") ruled in an appellate patent infringement case between Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") and Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation ("Toshiba Visual"), finding that Toshiba Visual's LCD TVs infringes Nichia's patents, and ordering Toshiba Visual to pay Nichia 132 million yen in damages. In 2017, Nichia filed a lawsuit seeking damages at the Tokyo District Court, claiming Toshiba Visual's importation and sale of LCD TVs (Product ...
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2020-11-04

Nichia wins enforcement proceeding in Germany against Everlight’s subsidiary WOFI

On September 17, 2020, in the enforcement proceeding of a final judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court in favor of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”), which Nichia initiated against WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”), the Düsseldorf District Court rendered a decision that confirmed Nichia’s claims and imposed two penalties on WOFI for non-compliance with the judgment. The enforcement decision of the Düsseldorf District Court is not final and has been appealed by WOFI. Nichia, however, strongly beli...
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2020-10-15

Nichia, Osram and Lumileds Report Victory in Patent Disputes against LSG

LED companies including Nichia, Osram and Lumileds updated the results of their patent disputes against Lighting Science Group (LSG) yesterday on October 14. All the three companies prevailed over the LSG’s asserted LED patents. (Image: Pixabay) LSG has initiated patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia, Osram and Lumileds claiming that the three LED manufacturers violet its patents covering LSG’s United States Patent Nos. 7,528,421; 7,095,053; and 7,098,483, in 2019. On April 7, 2020, and October 1, 2020, the United States I...
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2020-09-01

【Exclusive Interview】Nichia 280nm 70mW / 100mW UVC LED Targeting to Replace Mercury Lamp in the Disinfection Market

Nichia, the Japan-based leading LED manufacturer, has been dedicated to innovation of LED technology for a wide range of applications. LEDinside had an opportunity to interview Yoshihiko Naito, Deputy General Manager of Nichia’s Hong Kong subsidiary to learn more about the upgraded technology progress of Nichia in UVC LED. Naito indicated that the wavelength of mercury lamp is concentrated at 254nm, but it will only produce up to 70% UVC. However, UVC LED is designed for a single wavelength emission, which produces 100% UVC without wasting pow...
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2020-08-20

NICHIA LEDs with Tinted Encapsulation Boost Contrast in Outdoor Video Displays

Nichia announced its new LED product for the outdoor video display market. Its newest addition to its surface-mount (SMD) LED portfolio, NSSM332B, is an innovative three-cavity, 2828 package design (dimensions: 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 mm) with tinted encapsulation to provide enhanced contrast to outdoor screens. Based on Nichia’s latest die and packaging technology, the new product offers increased brightness and efficacy to complement the high-contrast properties. For an 8mm pitch display at 7,000 nit, the NSSM332B has an estimated power dissipation of only 26.6mW,...
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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