2012-11-21

Samsung Filed OLED Patent Invalidation Lawsuit against LG

Samsung has filed a patent invalidation lawsuit against LG in an intellectual property (IP) tribunal in their homeland.The former now asks the tribunal to invalidate several LG OLED patents and consequently drop the patent infringement case. In early September, Samsung claimed LG stole its company secrets by luring former Samsung employees to join LG. Later that month, LG claimed in a lawsuit that five Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab, infringed its OLED patents. Additionally, Samsung and LG have been bitter rivals even befo...
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2012-11-21

Samsung Released New LED Retrofit Lamps

Samsung Electronics South Africa has released a new line-up of LED retrofit lamps include a total of 7 products, comprised of various LED light bulbs including L-Tubes GU10, MR16, E27, candle and golf ball types. Further solutions include LED engines that allow for customised fittings to utilise Samsung’s latest LED technology.  “It is based on this strategic research that Samsung has launched our own new range of LED retrofit lamps which reduces energy consumption by approximately 80%  compared to incandescent and halogen lamps &ndas...
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2012-11-06

Urban Barns Foods Signs MOU with South Korea LED Manufacturer

Urban Barns Foods Inc. , which is specializing in "CUBIC FARMING" a revolutionary type of farming that dramatically increases yields of vegetables with radically diminished water consumption when compared to conventional farming, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Wells Communications Inc.. The purpose of the MOU is to develop and expand a framework of cooperation between Urban Barns and Wells to develop mutually beneficial programs, projects and activities using LED light fixtures. Mr. Dan Meikleham, Chairman of Urban Barns, stat...
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2012-11-05

Samsung and Osram Gave up the Plan for LED JV

According to Maeil Business Newspaper reported Monday, citing securities and information-technology industry officials, Samsung Electronics and Osram AG have scrapped earlier plan to set up a joint venture to develop LED technology. "Manager-level officials here had considered the joint venture issue after a financial firm has suggested, but we stopped the discussion at an initial stage," an official at Samsung Electronics, was quoted as saying. "We have cross license contract with Osram, so will maintain good relationship with it." Early in Augu...
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2012-11-02

South Korean Scientists Mimick Firefly Lantern for LED Lighting

A group of South Korean scientists have collaborated to translate what they observed in fireflies over toward a better, less expensive, LED lens. Their work is essentially mimicking a bioluminescent organ for lighting applications Following the contemporary practice of investigating biological systems, the team attempted to copy the structure of a firefly's underbelly into work that may lead to more efficient and cheaper LED lighting. They wrote about a better anti-reflective lens for LED in their paper, "Biologically inspired LED lens from cuticular nanostruct...
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2012-10-31

Uzbekistan - South Korea based JV Schedules to Manufacture LED Lighting in 2013

NUR company , Uzbekistan - South Korea based JV, has announced to manufacture LED lighting products for industry and household application since August, 2013. EG Lightings Company from South Korea cooperated with heating and power plant in Angren, Uzbekistan have invested one million dollar to establish NUR Company. This new company will locate in Angren’s special industrial park. And the South Korean company will hold 51% share and other for Uzbekistan’s. Firstly, this joint venture enterprise plans to import accessories from South Korea to...
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2012-10-23

Lighting Korea 2012 Exhibition Report

Lighting Korea, a major lighting exhibition in South Korea, is organized by the Korea Institute of Lighting Technology and Korea Lighting and Utensils Association. The 2012 exhibition will take place in the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center beginning October 17, and cover many varieties of lighting related items, including controller chips, modules, and daily lighting appliances. There will also be an opportunity to see intuitive LED designs created by many of South Korea’s Academic Institutions. These designs demonstrate both the theoretical and practi...
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2012-09-27

Universal Display Cooperates with Duksan Hi-Metal for OLED Host Material in Korea

Universal Display Corporation and Duksan Hi-Metal Company Limited, have entered into a master services agreement to enhance Universal Display’s local presence and expansion in Korea. As the first initiative under the agreement, Duksan will provide manufacturing services for one of Universal Display’s host products for certain Korean customers. Universal Display and Duksan will also explore additional areas for collaboration to better serve and support the needs of the growing Korean OLED industry. “We are very happy to cooperate with Universa...
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2012-09-14

Samsung Injects Financing in Voltaix

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), the global investment arm of Samsung,has invested in Voltaix, a provider of materials that enhance the performance of semiconductor chips, solar cells, and other electronic devices. However, both of them have remained tight-lipped about the amount invested. Voltaix manufactures electronic chemicals and gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes at major integrated circuit fabs worldwide. The company also supplies deposition precursors for the production of advanced photovoltaic cells. New Voltaix materials will a...
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2012-09-13

Seoul Semiconductor’s Acrich2 module of 100 lm/watt Starts Volume Production

Seoul Semiconductor’s latest Acrich2, AC LED module, which performs at 100 lm/watt is now available for volume production. And the company says this Acrich2 AC LED module will help the performance of the power grid. Acrich2 provides lighting designers with a high efficacy light source which also has a high power factor, and improved Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) performance. In traditional solid state lighting solutions, additional components and costs are required to provide an offline driver solution with acceptable dimming performance. Seoul Semi say...
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2012-09-04

Samsung Sets off Mass Producing OLED TV Panels in Q4 2012

According to Samsung Electronics president, the company targets to start mass production of 55" OLED TV panels in Q4 2012. Samsung does plan to continue and lead the global TV market, and they see OLED technology enabling them to making a "second leap forward". Samsung's president further revealed that he sees transparent displays as the next emerging technology following OLED. Samsung thinks that ultra-definition is not going to be so important in the near future due to the lack of content....
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2012-08-29

Samsung Electronics Swept Top Spots in the TV Markets of Europe’s 24 Countries

According to a study by research firm GfK, in spite of European economic crisis, Samsung Electronics grabbed the largest market share in five major TV markets of 24 European countries, including flat panel TV, LCD TV, LED TV, smart TV and 3D TV, in the first half of 2012. The South Korean company commanded a market share of 35.0 percent in flat panel TVs, 35.2 percent in LCD TVs, 38.7 percent in LED TVs, and 32.9 percent in PDP TVs, all registering a positive year-to-year growth. It’s the only major TV maker that achieves a year-to-ye...
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2012-08-28

Samsung Releases LED Square Display and Transparent Display

Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of innovative 1:1 ratio LED square display (UD22B) and transparent display (NL22B) and will showcase the same at IFA 2012 in Berlin held between Aug. 31st and Sep. 5th. Samsung’s new innovative 1:1 ratio square display and all-in-one transparent display showcase is not targeted towards the general crowd, but business owners. This is Samsung’s LED square display which in technical terms will have a 1:1 aspect ratio. It’s designed to replace regular rectangular displays that are widely availa...
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2012-08-23

LG Released First Battery LED TV in Nigerian Market

LG Electronics has released the world’s first battery LED television in Nigerian market. The LG 32LS3800 Battery LED TV, though operates on electricity, has a long lasting battery that ensures that TV viewing is not unnecessarily interrupted. The television comes with exciting features that make for a superlative entertainment experience. It is portable and easy to carry which makes it convenient for it to be moved from one place to the other. This unique feature ensures that the fun and entertainment is not limited to indoor settings as it can also come in...
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2012-08-16

Samsung Announces Biggest 75-inch Series 9 LED TV

Samsung has announced its largest ever LED TV: the 75-inch Series 9. Arriving on the shelves of ‘all leading retail stores’ in September, the new 189-centimetre screen will cost a suggested $9499. Incorporating the same Micro Dimming Ultimate processing as the cheaper Series 8, the Series 9 also uses Precision Black local dimming to adjust the LED backlight behind dark areas of the screen for increased contrast. In a slight departure from the company’s focus on bright chrome finishes for its high-end televisions, the Series 9 — also ide...
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2012-08-13

Samsung, Osram Reach a Global LED Patent Settlement

Bloomberg has quoted from a filing with a U.S. trade agency that, Samsung Electronics Co. and Siemens AG’s Osram unit have reached a global settlement to end a LED patent fight that Samsung filed against Osram and that was scheduled for trial at the agency on Aug. 13. Osram’s case against Samsung went to trial in July, and the judge was expected to release his findings in October. According to the filing, the settlement agreement covers those cases and “other legal proceedings throughout the world between Samsung and Osram involving LED techn...
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2012-08-08

Albemarle Builds Korea Facility for Electronic-grade Metal Organics Expanse

American chemical manufacturer Albemarle announced that its board of directors has authorized the expansion of its facility in Yeosu, Korea. The new facility is in the final stages of construction and will be dedicated to manufacturing Albemarle’s PureGrowth products, including high-purity trimethyl gallium (TMG), triethyl gallium (TEG) and trimethyl aluminum (TMA) used in metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) for processing semiconductor, LED and optoelectronic devices. The Korean expansion will complement the firm’s existing capacity for...
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2012-07-25

Seoul City Plans to Popularize LED Lightings in Public and Private Sector

According to Korean media, the capital city Seoul has scheduled to install more LED lamps in public, and encourages the private sector to further expand the scope of installation. LED products will be installed in public places including subway stations and streets. And the city government offices are planned to use LED lightings by the year of 2018, aiming for energy saving and promoting the development on LED lighting industry. In addition, the government also extends this plan to the private sector by the year of 2030. It’s estimated that there are 800000 pie...
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2012-07-19

LG Reported to Develop 60-inch Flexible OLED Displays by 2017

According to The Korea Herald, LG Display has beat Samsung to be selected by Korean government for developing 60-inch flexible OLED displays by 2017 as part of its Future Flagship Program. So far, the world's largest flexible OLED display measures just 7.4 inches, so the LG-led consortium has a great deal of research and development ahead to create significantly larger transparent and flexible OLED displays. Led by The Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the program seeks to bolster Korea's economy by creating 840,000 jobs and exports valued at $56 b...
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2012-07-18

Dialight’s LED luminaires achieve KOSHA certification for S Korean market

SafeSite® LED High Bay and Bulkhead are now KOSHA certified, opening an important new market in S Korea’s dynamic heavy industrial sector Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), announced that two of its class-leading LED hazardous location lighting products have achieved  S Korea’s KOSHA certification. The newly certified products are the SafeSite® High Bay and Bulkhead. Both fixture types are also certified to IECEx, ATEX, UL844 and most recently INMETRO hazardous location standards. The new certification paves the way...
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2012-07-16

Seoul Semiconductor Made the Jump to GaN Substrate, nPola May Rock Sapphire Substrate Industry

In July 2012, Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) announces a new LED product called “nPola,” which takes SSC more than ten years to develop. The product features the non-polar technology that increases brightness levels 5 times over existing LEDs. Currently most mass-produced LEDs’ luminous efficacies are around 100lm, but SSC’s nPola product’s luminous efficacy reaching 500lm, five times higher. Simply put, a 60W equivalent LED light bulb usually requires 10-20 LEDs, but it only needs 1-2 LEDs if adopting nPola product. According t...
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2012-07-10

LG Electronics Failed First Round in U.S. LED Patent Fight against Osram

LG Electronics has failed in the first round of a trade dispute brought by Siemens unit Osram unit over patents covering LED lighting technology. According to U.S. International Trade Commission Judge David Shaw said in a notice posted on the agency’s website, LG and LG Innotek Co. infringed one Osram patent for LEDs while a second patent wasn’t infringed. The reasons behind the judge’s determination will be made public after both sides get a chance to redact confidential information. The patent found to be infringed relates to a semicondu...
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2012-07-03

Samsung Display Merges with Samsung Mobile Display and S-LCD Corporations to Expand its OLED Business

Samsung Display is playing as a newly merged business with Samsung Mobile Display and S-LCD activities within the Korean electronics group, to expand its activities in LCDs and OLEDs. Oh-hyun Kwon, vice chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, said "Samsung Display is destined to attain virtually unlimited growth." In addition, the company also intends to combine OLED production technology with precision large panel operations and seasoned supply chain management. "Our combined strengths will guide Samsung's display business through t...
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2012-05-22

Samsung Focuses on LED TVs Sale

As newer technologies like 3D and smart TVs become popular around the world, LCDs have seen a slump in demand. And Samsung has intended to focus on selling LED TVs in India after spinning off its loss-making LCD business globally. The company’s executive has disclosed that the company will withdraw its LCD models in the 40-inch and above category as part of a larger global strategy to push the brighter, thinner LED TVs.   According to Raj Kumar Rishi, VP, Samsung Electronics, this move combined with lowering of prices by about 10%, is expect...
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2012-05-11

Seoul Semiconductor Showcases 3020 Series at LightFair International

Seoul Semiconductor has showcased its 3020 Series, adding to mid-power LEDs family in booth 3538 at the Lightfair International trade show in Las Vegas . The 3020 Series will be offered in the full range of ANSI white space, with standard binning and LM-80 testing. The entire family is general illumination class and comes with coloring rendering index (CRI) versions of 80 or 90 (minimum) and with luminous efficacies as high as 151lm/watt (cool white) and 136lm/watt (warm white). Following the firm’s 5630 package, the new LED is particularly suited to sma...
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2012-03-15

OCI Company Begins Production with GT’s ASF™ Sapphire Growth Furnaces

GT Advanced Technologies announced that OCI Company, Ltd., the South Korea-based sapphire producer, has kicked off producing sapphire boules and cores in its new manufacturing facility. The company has completed the initial installation of GT’s ASF™ sapphire growth furnaces that were purchased in January 2011. In a ceremony on March 2 to commemorate its new sapphire production facility, OCI mentioned it has begun the shipment of 6-inch sapphire cores as well as 2-inch and 4-inch products to top manufacturers located in Taiwan and Korea. The new plant ...
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2012-02-23

SEC LCD business spin-off enables a more flexible operating strategy for Samsung Display

The BOD of Samsung approved the spin-off of the LCD business from Samsung to become a new cooperation named Samsung Display. Going forward, the new corporation will consider a merger with Samsung Mobile Display to enhance their flat panel display business. According to WitsView, the LCD research division of TrendForce, the main purpose for the spin-off of the LCD business, which will be operating independently from Samsung Electronics, is to strengthen the competitiveness of the display business based on a more flexible strategy. On the other hand, the re...
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2012-02-23

Seoul Semiconductor’s Acrich2 Modules Passed UL Recognition

Recently, Seoul Semiconductor’s two Acrich2 AC-powered LED modules have passed the Component Recognition Program of UL. The modules, which operate directly from AC line voltages, contain newly developed high-voltage LEDs that utilize Seoul Semiconductor’s patented Acrich technology and a capacitor-free power-conditioning integrated circuit. The modules were investigated using the requirements contained in the Standard for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products, UL 8750, First Edition, dated November 01, 2011...
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2012-02-07

LG Siltron Orders Veeco MOCVD for Development of GaN-on-Silicon Wafer

South Korean epi wafer manufacturer LG Siltron has ordered Veeco’s TurboDisc® K465i™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for production of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers for power electronics and LED devices. Dr. Hee Bog Kang, General Manager of LG Siltron R&D, commented, “We are pleased to have chosen the TurboDisc K465i MOCVD System as our first GaN-on-Si production system. It offers unparalleled throughput advantages, and its TurboDisc technology prov...
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2011-12-15

Samsung, LG to Release 60W LED Light Bulbs of US$10-12

Samsung and LG are announced to release own-brand 60W LED light bulbs at retail prices of US$10-12 sometime in the second half of 2012, which will threaten Taiwan leading position in global LED market. With strong support of South Korean government, Samsung and LG have shown aggressive attempt to become world leader in the LED lighting industry. Samsung has equipped itself with integrated LED manufacturing capability involving epi-wafer and package manufacturing. In particular, Samsung and LG’s plans are more aggressive than that of LSG of the Unite...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE