2017-04-13

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit in Germany

On March 31, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (“Seoul”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronics Inc. (“Mouser”), a global electronic components distributor, asserting infringement of an LED patent.
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2017-03-09

Seoul Semiconductor Presents New Acrich COB Products at Japan Lighting Fair 2017

LED technology provider Seoul Semiconductor presents the new Acrich COB family of products targeting the high-quality and high efficiency lighting market at the Lighting Fair, which is taking place in Tokyo, Japan, from March 7 through March 10.
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2017-03-03

Seoul Semiconductor Europe Introduces Reference Modules for Its Wicop LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor Europe, a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Co.,Ltd, a major manufacturer of LED-technology, today announced the availability of reference modules based on its package-free Wicop LEDs.
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2017-02-16

Seoul Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of its Patented Filament LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor announced the immediate start of the mass production of its LED Chip-On-Board Package for use in LED filament bulbs, a market currently estimated to be USD 1.3 billion globally.
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2016-12-20

Seoul Semiconductor Warns 29 Companies over Patent Infringement

Large LED companies are increasingly turning to strategies focused on filing patent infringement lawsuits against competitors, Korean LED giant Seoul Semiconductor has become the latest company to take legal action against 29 firms worldwide for infringing backlight, filament, LED chip and package patents, reported Business Korea.
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2016-12-20

Seoul Semiconductor Appoints New CEO for Europe Operations

Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from Nov. 11, 2016.
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2016-09-13

[UPDATE] Seoul Semiconductor Sues Kmart for Selling Products Infringing 8 LED Patents

Seoul Semiconductor announced on Sept. 11, 2016 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit together with its affiliate company, Seoul Viosys, against Kmart in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Kmart is one of the largest global retail companies with approximately 1,000 stores in the U.S., and whose annual revenues total US$25 billion.
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2016-09-12

Seoul Semiconductor Sues Kmart over Patent Infringement

Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor has filed a lawsuit against Kmart, claiming the American retail franchise was selling LED products that violated its patents, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-09-06

Seoul Semiconductor Launches Highly Efficient Package-Free LED Chip

World class LED company Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (www.seoulsemicon.co.kr), announced on September 5 that they are currently mass producing new products with a luminous efficiency of 210lm/W (350mA) called “WICOP”. As a product that is composed of a LED chip and phosphor only, it does not require packaging for wrapping the chip, such as frames and gold wires, etc. Therefore, this is a new concept LED product which does not require equipment or parts which need to be packaged, something that used to be deemed essential for LED manufacturing.
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2016-08-30

U.S. Court Rules Enplas to Compensate Seoul Semiconductor US $4M in Damages in Patent Invalidation Case

Seoul Semiconductor (“Seoul”) continuously invalidated Japanese lens maker Enplas’s LED lens patents again in U.S. and Europe, and obtained the final infringement judgment from a U.S. Federal court holding that Enplas willfully infringed Seoul’s backlight system and lens patents, which has consolidated Seoul’s victory in global backlight lens patent litigations.
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2016-08-12

Seoul Semiconductor to Construct New LED Fab in Vietnam

Leading Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor and Lumens recently announced their separate new fab investment plans in Vietnam, reported Yonhap News Agency.
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2016-07-07

Seoul Semiconductor Revokes Enplas LED Lens Patent in Taiwan

Seoul Semiconductor has successfully revoked Japanese lens maker Enplas’s LED lens patent in Taiwan, adding to a string of legal victories against Enplas in the U.S., Korea, and Europe. As a result of Seoul’s challenge, Enplas’s patent has been revoked in Taiwan.
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2016-04-21

Enplas Display Clarifies Ongoing Device LED Diffusion Lens Lawsuit Against Seoul Semiconductor

On April 18, 2016, United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered judgment in accordance with the jury’s verdict in Enplas Display Device Corporation v. Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (N.D. Cal., Case No. 3:13-cv-05038-NC) that EDD’s sale of light diffusion lenses #9854D, #9854E and #9879 in Japan and Taiwan induced unnamed parties to infringe claims 1, 6, 33, 34 and 35 of United States Patent No. 6,473,554 (USP ‘554) and its sale of those lenses and lenses #4922 and #9853A in Japan and Taiwan induced unnamed parties to infringe claim 20 of United States Patent No. 6,007,209 (USP ‘209) (under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b)). 
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2016-03-28

U.S. Court Rules Enplas Infringed Seoul Semiconductor LED Lens Patents

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it won a patent infringement lawsuit regarding LED backlight lens technology against Japanese lens maker Enplas.
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2016-03-08

Seoul Semiconductor Launches New Mid-power LED Packages with the World’s Best Luminous Efficiency

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd, the world-class LED manufacturer (www.seoulsemicon.com) announced that its Acrich MJT 5630D package, applicable to incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and other lamps, have reached the world’s best luminous efficiency of 210 lm/W, which is the highest luminous efficiency set across the world for single LED package, and the package’s mass production has begun.
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2016-01-25

Austrian Company LUMITECH Licenses Seoul Semiconductor Human Centric Lighting Patents

Seoul Semiconductor a global leading LED components manufacturer from Korea, and the Austrian company LUMITECH, a leading manufacturer of components for Human Centric Lighting announced a licensing agreement for PI-LED technology patents. These patents govern the industrial trade mark rights of LUMITECH’s PI-LED technology, which can implement tunable white from 2.500 to 7.000K with perfect colour rendering in a high and constant efficiency. Based on the license agreement, Seoul Semiconductor has the right to offer tunable white components based on the leading PI-LED technology, worldwide.
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2015-12-09

Seoul Semiconductor Invalidates Enplas Lens Patents and Acquires Royalty-Bearing Licenses

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has prevailed in a series of patent invalidation actions against Japanese lens maker Enplas also concluded royalty-bearing licenses regarding LED technology with North American television makers, which demonstrates the strength of Seoul’s LED technology and intellectual property program.
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2015-10-26

Seoul Semiconductor Package-less LED Gaining Traction in Lighting Market Applications

Chung Hoon Lee, CEO of world’s leading LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (//www.seoulsemicon.com) announces that Wicop, following its massive success in LCD backlighting applications, is experiencing rapid adoption in the global lighting market after the September 2015 release thanks to its ultra compact size and outstanding efficiency.
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2015-10-16

USTPAB Invalidates Enplas Backlight Patent on AIA Review

A recent ruling made by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated claims of Japanese LED lens manufacturer Enplas patent for a device applied in LCD backlight, which marks a win for rival Seoul Semiconductor, reported Law 360.
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2015-09-16

Seoul Semiconductor Vying to Clinch Global Top Market Position with Wicop2

Korean LED chip manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor unveiled its breakthrough second generation CSP LED product Wicop2, and spoke about its future outlook during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in Shanghai, China on Tuesday.
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2015-09-15

Seoul Semiconductor Mass Produces Simpler Structured Package-Free LED

On September 15th at Pudong Marriott Hotel, Shanghai, China, the global Seoul Semiconductor specializing in LED (CEO Chunghun Lee,www.seoulsemicon.co.kr) announced a new product, or the new concept Wicop LED which does not need processes such as Die Bonding, Wire Bonding, etc. which were necessary for the conventional LED Package production nor main LED package component parts such as Lead frame, Gold wire, etc.
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2015-08-03

[Update] Seoul Viosys Acquisition of SETi Approved by U.S. DOD

Seoul Semiconductor affiliate’s acquisition proposal of Sensor Electronic Technology (SETi) has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense, according to a report by The Korea Times.
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2015-07-29

[Breaking News] Seoul Semiconductor Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Craig Electronics

One year ago, Seoul Semiconductor filed a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court asserting that Craig’s sales of LED backlighting unit products infringed five of Seoul’s patents. On July 23, 2015, the court finally issued the judgment in favor of Seoul Semiconductor stating that Craig acknowledged infringement of all the asserted patents and their validity.
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2015-07-13

DOE Reports Direct AC LED and High-voltage LEDs Important for the Future of SSL

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has forecasted in its annual SSL R&D plan for 2015 that by 2030 approximately 80% of all lighting fixtures in the U.S. will be LED lighting which would result in an annual energy savings of up to 395 TWh, a 60% reduction in electricity consumption, which at a commercial price of $0.10/kilowatt-hour would correspond to an annual savings of US $40 billion.
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2015-05-28

Seoul Semiconductor Eyes Larger Global Automotive LED Market Share as Products Pass GM Tests

Seoul Semiconductor, a leader in LED technology, announced that it will increase the global automotive LED market share by strengthening its high efficient and high reliable LED product line-up for the automotive application on May 28, 2015.
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2015-04-24

Acrich Technology from Seoul Semiconductor adopted in Installations Worldwide

Seoul Semiconductor announced the expansion of its proprietary Acrich technology for various applications in the lighting market.  In recent months there have been numerous successful installations of this technology in emerging markets such as Russia, South America, and Southeast Asia for a wide range of applications such as streetlight and area lighting, tunnel lighting, industrial lighting, and decorative lighting.
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2015-01-30

Global LED Industry’s Second Patent War

Recent patent litigations launched by major LED companies aim straight at latecomers in Chinese and Taiwanese LED industry, who have insufficient patent portfolio. The LED market will be restructured to focus on major LED companies with extensive patent portfolio and technological strengths.
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2014-12-10

Seoul Semiconductor’s Acrich Technology Rapid Expansion in the LED Market Worldwide

Worldwide adoption of Acrich technology optimized for various lighting applications.High efficiency, reliability, quality of light and cost-savings are the key factors.
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2014-12-09

Seoul Semiconductor Projects Growing Acrich LED Demand

Seoul Semiconductor forecasted Acrich LED modules will provide a breakthrough in earnings as demands grow from overseas companies, according to a report from The Korea Times.
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2014-09-30

MechaTronix Cooperates with Seoul Semiconductor on LED Cooling

MechaTronix, with its headquarter in Kaohsiung Taiwan, and Seoul Semiconductor, the world’s fourth biggest manufacturer of LED components, have drafted a cooperation on the design, production and worldwide distribution of standard LED coolers.Seoul’s new ZC series Chip-on-board (COB) LED arrays deliver a system level performance of 700 lumens to over 6,000 lumens. MechaTronix has developed a wide range of standard pin fin and star shaped passive LED coolers which thermally and mechanically match with all variations of Seoul’s ZC COB’s. 
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