[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seoul Semiconductor Launches Smart Lighting LED Light Engine

Seoul Semiconductor releases a new Acrich LED Light Engine featuring Acrich3 technology that is compatible with smart lighting controls. The 30W light engine has efficiencies of up to 100 lumens per watt.
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Seoul Semiconductor Introduces a New Acrich-based Module for Omnidirectional Lamps

Seoul Semiconductor announces the release of a new Acrich module comprised of the Acrich MJT 2525 series LED along with Seoul Semiconductor's latest generation of Acrich 3 driver IC and a reflector optic-designed specifically for omnidirectional lamps.This new module combines the light source, driver, optics and primary thermal management in a single, compact system, simplifying designs and lowering costs for lighting manufacturers.
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Seoul Semiconductor Accuses Curtis International of Infringing LED TV Patents

Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) recently filed a LED TV patent infringement lawsuit against Canadian consumer electronics manufacturer Curtis International in Florida Southern Court, U.S., according to numerous legal publications.
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Seoul Semiconductor: Smart Lighting to Head Global LED Development Trends

LED manufacturers involvement in smart lighting has become an unstoppable global trend, according to Marten Willemsen, Vice President, Global Marketing, Seoul Semiconductor.
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Seoul Semiconductor Launches LED Package for Smart Lighting Applications

The new Seoul Semiconductor Acrich 3 replaces standard Dimmable AC/DC LED drivers with 6x6mm Acrich IC - Reduces component count and improves reliability in building Smart Lighting - Remarkably improved compatibility with existing TRIAC dimmers - Interfaces with various Smart lighting control technologies 
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Seoul Semiconductor Launches High Power Acrich Package for Outdoor Lighting

This new Acrich technology has been optimized for street and area lighting applications that require high light output, reliability, and high cost performance. 
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CLSA: Three Catalysts Contribute to Rapid Increase in LED Penetration Rate

The LED lighting market has seen a boom in growth starting in the last half of 2013. Rapid growth is attributed to price drops, government policies, and rising cost in power usage, according to investment group CLSA. These three catalysts are anticipated to drive up LED lighting penetration rate from 20 percent in 2013 to 44 percent by 2016.
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Financial Analysts Weigh in on San’an Opto and Seoul Semiconductor Joint Venture

San’an Optoelectronics (San’an Opto) announced the joint venture with Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys (Viosys) on April 10th 2014. San’an Opto holds the largest share in the venture with 49 percent, investing around US $980,000. Seoul Semiconductor has a 25 percent share with US$ 500,000 investment, while Viosys holds 26 percent with a US$ 520,000 investment. The joint venture will cover areas including design, R&D, production, LED product sales, and provide related services. 
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Korean Manufacturers Showcase Latest Lighting Technologies at Light + Building 2014

Korean manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Seoul Semiconductor, Woree and Lumens were huddled in Hall 6 of Light + Building 2014 show that recently took place in Frankfurt, Germany. These Korean manufacturers displayed their latest LED packages, LED smart controllers, and new OLED products.
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Seoul Semiconductor Launches Acrich MJT 2525 Series

The Acrich MJT 2525 series features Seoul Semiconductor's proprietary high voltage architecture "Acrich MJT- Multi-Junction chip Technology" in a mid-power package enabling simpler, smaller, cheaper and more efficient driver topologies.
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Seoul Semiconductor Breaks the ‘1 Trillion Korean Won' Mark in 2013 Sales Revenue

Global leading LED company, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has announced on February 13th that it has achieved the company’s greatest sales revenue, reaching 1.0321 trillion Korean won and an operating profit of 965 hundred million Korean won in 2013. In comparison to 2012, the company’s sales increased by 20% and the operating profit by 190%.
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Seoul Semiconductor and LEDLab Partner UC Davis for Luminaire Design Competition

Students enrolled in Designing with Light at the University of California, Davis this semester will be competing in the 10th Annual Luminaire Design Competition this spring. The students must create original luminaire prototypes for outdoor pathways using an energy-efficient LED module manufactured by LEDLab using Seoul Semiconductor's Acrich2 AC-LED module.
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Seoul Semiconductor Optimistic HV LED to Drive up Demand in Acrich Products

Seoul Semiconductor participated in Lighting Japan 2014 Exhibition which was held in Tokyo International Exhibition Center from January 15th to 17th. With LED lighting applications gradually maturing and limited space for LED dropping prices, HV LED products with advantages in simplified electric current module design are increasing in popularity. Seoul Semiconductor displayed their new Acrich series of products during this year’s Lighting Japan exhibition.
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IEEE Selects Seoul Semiconductor as the World’s Top Patent Power Company for Two Years in a Row

Seoul Semiconductor has announced on 23rd of December that the company has been recognized for its intellectual clout in semiconductor manufacturing. According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), among the companies which manufacture LED components only, Seoul Semiconductor was the only one to be selected in the 2013 Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Power Ranking. Seoul Semiconductor was also selected in the same category in 2012.
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Seoul Semiconductor Introduces New Generation of High Power LEDs

The advancements made in chip architecture and phosphor technology are the key ingredients to the performance enhancement of the new high-power LED Z5-M1 series.The efficacy enhancements in the new Z5-M1 series not only ensure a reduction in luminaire development costs incurred by Seoul Semiconductor customers, but also enable the best possible color over angle homogeneity with the new phosphor coating technology
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Seoul Semiconductor Launches 3030 to Compete with Nichia 757 Series

For the past three years, Seoul Semiconductor’s main product had been the mid-powered 5630. However, the company has recently turned its attention towards 3030 LED in 2013, to compete with Nichia’s better price/performance (P/P) 767 series on the market, said Scarphen Sun, Principal Engineer for Korean LED package manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor at the company’s LED Lighting Application Seminar on October 22nd.
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Seoul Semiconductor Enabling Designers to Customize Form Factors with Acrich Kit

With the Acrich kit, customers can now make their own LED lighting modules without the traditional AC to DC converter. Seoul MJT LEDs decrease the component count and shrink board real estate giving designers more layout options, decreased costs and smaller fixture sizes and the Acrich AIC provides low THD, high power factor and dimming functions to control LEDs directly from AC power.
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Seoul Semiconductor LED Modules Luminous Efficacy Reaches 140 lm/W

Seoul Semiconductor, a global LED manufacturer, has announced that Acrich2 LED modules powered by AC are now achieving luminous efficacies of 140lm/W, nearly a 20% upgrade from previous versions. The technology has been incorporated into lighting fixtures already being sold in major North American lighting retailers and has become the world’s best luminance efficacy AC LED module in the global solid state lighting market.
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Seoul Semiconductor Brightens Up the Streets of China with New Streetlights Powered by Acrich AC LED Modules

Seoul Semiconductor, a global LED manufacturer, has announced Acrich LEDs are powering streetlights installed successfully on Weiyang road in China. This is the second installation of Acrich AC LED module streetlights the first of which were installed in Yangzhou city in April 2013.   This new streetlight can adjust its brightness according to the brightness of the surrounding environment using built-in dimming controls. The Acrich2 AC LED modules have a dimming interface on the AC power integrated circuit which the streetlight takes advantage of. The mo...
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Seoul Semiconductor Achieves 180 lm/W and Cuts Cost 50% with New Mid-Power LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor, a global LED manufacturer, has announced two new mid-power packaged LED lighting products, the 5630C and the 3030. These packaged LEDs have been improved dramatically in terms of luminance efficacy (lm/w) and cost efficiency (lm/$).                 STW8Q14C (5630) Mid-Power LED(left) and STW8C2SA (3030)  Mid-Power LED(right) The 5630 package is the world's best performance in light output with 180 lm/W efficacy and is an extension of the mid-powe...
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Seoul Semiconductor's Streetlights Based on Acrich2 LED Cover a Section of Yang-Zi River Road

Seoul Semiconductor(SSC) has announced the completion of its installation of Acrich LED streetlights covering a section of 30km on Yang-zi River road in Yangzhou city. The company contends that Acrich LED streetlights, were chosen for the project in the city because they minimize the payback period within three years. The company says that this reduced payback period is because the cost of installation and maintenance are dramatically reduced. Seoul Semiconductor also asserts that Acrich streetlight is brighter and lighter than conventional DC LED streetlights. T...
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Seoul Semiconductor has Achieved Qualification for the UL Witness Data Test Program for Testing LEDs and Modules

(Photo: LED Module in Test at a Seoul Semiconductor Lab) Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), a global LED manufacturer has announced it has achieved qualification for the UL Witness Test Data Program (WTDP) allowing the company to conduct UL tests on LEDs and modules in its own laboratories, under the supervision of an UL engineer. This allows the company to build on its foundation of manufacturing high-quality LED products such as Acrich, MJT, and nPola by adding in-house testing for the international standards that customers require. An added be...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE