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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2020-06-09

【Exclusive Interview】Nichia Full Spectrum White Light Solution Leads Horticulture LED Lighting Market

Leading LED manufacturer Nichia has been dedicated in 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 technology progress of Nichia in horticulture lighting and the current market trend. (Image: Nichia) LEDinside: From Nichia’s perspective, how is the global horticultural lighting market in 2019~2020? Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether the horticultural lighting market will see in a...
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2020-04-23

Study Proves Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform standard LED lighting

A new study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Germany showed that full spectrum LED products deliver better visual comfort compared to standard LED products. Full spectrum LEDs are usually categorized as those emitting light similar in composition to natural sunlight. The soon-to-be published Fraunhofer IBP study incorporated a technical comparison of the LED spectra to daylight spectra, a literature review addressing the effect of light spectra on humans, and a psychological study with 83 persons in an office setting. Each par...
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2020-04-22

Nichia Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit against HTC NIPPON and Its Distributor

On March 24, 2020, in a patent infringement lawsuit which Nichia filed against HTC NIPPON, a Japanese affiliate of Taiwanese Company HTC and Kanematsu Communications, the distributor of HTC NIPPON, Tokyo District Court rendered a judgment, holding that defendants have infringed Nichia’s patents. Nichia filed the patent lawsuit in 2016 claiming HTC infringed its patents. In the judgment, the court found that HTC’s smartphone (product name: HTC Desire 626) distributed by defendants were equipped with white LEDs which infringes N...
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2020-04-08

Nichia Reaches Settlement on PSS Patents with Corlant

Nichia reported that the company has reached a judicial settlement with Corlant, a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts under the brand of Valenti, during the proceeding at Tokyo District Court on March 19, 2020. Under the settlement, Corlant acknowledged that the accused products fall within the scope of Nichia’s patents in relation to PSS technology. Further, Corlant agreed to cease manufacturing and selling accused products, and to pay settlement money. Nichia filed the patent infringement lawsuit against Corlant on January 7, 2019, accursing Corlan...
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2020-04-01

Nichia Extends UV-C LED Product to Support Evolving Markets

Nichia is aiming to extend its dominance to the UV market following its impressive showcase at the recent RadTech 2020 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA. The company’s latest solutions remain ideal for curing applications, but an extended portfolio is of particular benefit, as UV is known to be incredibly effective in killing viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Already at the forefront of the UV LED field through its established UV-A and UV-B series products, Nichia is extending its offerings to a new wide range of both SMD and COB...
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2020-03-24

Nichia Files Lawsuit against IPF for Selling LED Headlight Products Infringing Its Patent

On March 17, 2020, Nichia filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Tokyo District Court against IPF Corporation, a Japan-based distributor of automotive aftermarket parts. Nichia accused IPF of selling LED headlamp that infringes Nichia’s patent and sought an injunction and compensation for damages. The accused product in this lawsuit is a LED headlamp bulb (product number: 301HLB2) incorporating LED jointly developed with the Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar (see photo). Nichia alleged the LED infringes Nichia’s patent JP5526782 related...
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2020-03-09

Innovative LED Technology from Nichia is Ray of Light for Retail Sector

In Germany, a major supermarket chain owner is experimenting with new LED technologies that move beyond straightforward product illumination. An EDEKA store installed lights using ground-breaking Vitasolis™ LEDs from Nichia. Vitasolis™ offers a unique color spectrum that recreates the effect of natural light on people. Keen to find out what impact these LEDs can have on shopper behavior and, potentially, what products they buy, the store owner has teamed up with Dr. Enrique Strelow, Head of Shopper Communication at Ferrero, to conduct a scientific tria...
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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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2020-01-16

Nichia Enforces Foundational Filament LED Patent in California against Feit Electric

Nichia filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Feit Electric (Feit), a US-based manufacturer and distributor of LED lighting products on January 13, 2020, in California. With the lawsuit, Nichia claimed that Feit has infringe Nichia’s filament LED patent at issue with approximately 200 different products. The infringed patent, Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 9,752,734, is directed to an LED light bulb in which the LEDs are configured to resemble the appearance of a traditional incandescent bulb. (Image: Pixabay) Nichia filed its application ...
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2020-01-14

Nichia Showcases LEDs with ‘Light so Good’

The new LEDs deliver high efficacy circadian lighting, replication of natural light and a game changing dual-colour temperature LED on single emitter to shrink optics and optimise tuning performance. Tokushima, Japan – 14 January 2020: At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of ‘Light so Good’. Vitasolis™ technology incorporates a new L...
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San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 – Lumileds today announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a lumi... READ MORE

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... READ MORE