2011-12-07

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces ZC Chip-On-Board Type DC LED

Seoul Semiconductor has introduced its new product ZC (Z-Power COB), Chip-On-Board (COB) Type of Direct Current (DC) LED. And the recently launched ZC Series will begin mass production in December and will subsequently be available to customers. ZC series, developed based on Seoul Semiconductor’s Z-Power LEDs which are mainly used as a light source of high-brightness and high-power, decreases thermal resistance, resulting in an exponential improvement in LED lighting product life expectancy. The ZC Series is designed as a COB type an...
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2011-12-07

Seoul Semiconductor Enters Into a Cross-License Agreement with Philips

Lately, Seoul Semiconductor and Royal Philips Electronics have agreed to enter into a cross-license agreement covering patents relating to specific LED technology areas. According to the arrangement, each party gains access to a substantial part of the other party's patent portfolios for various LED level technologies. “We are very excited about our Acrich family of products and especially Acrich2, which was introduced in October 2011. Acrich2 eliminates many of the technical barriers associated with traditional high-voltage and AC-driven LED solutions&...
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2011-12-06

Korean LEDs to Light up Canadian Cities

Vancouver and nearby Langley in southwestern Canada is to install Korean-made LED lamps in February, next year after the certification process. According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, Yuyang DNU, a Korean LED producer, will supply 20 units of 50-watt and 80-watt lights without charge to the two cities for a test operation. The deal is to be signed Wednesday. The deal comes as part of the trade agency’s project to help local small- and mid-sized businesses export their products. Korea is said to be the world’s second-largest LE...
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2011-09-27

AIX G5 HT MOCVD System for LG Electronics GaN/Si Applications

LG Electronics Woomyeon R&D Campus (LG Electronics Advanced Research Institute),recently has ordered one AIX G5 HT MOCVD system in an 8x6-inch wafer configuration to develop GaN-on-Silicon power electronics. In addition, the contract also includes a cooperation agreement in order to optimise LGE´s GaN/Si processes and to accelerate its proprietary device-oriented production. The reactor was ordered in the first quarter of 2011 and following delivery in the third quarter of 2011 will be installed and commissioned by a local Aixtron service s...
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2011-07-22

POSCO LED Expands its Oversea LED Market

POSCO LED is reported to step into Japanese LED market with its first overseas orders from Pohang on July 21. Jointly promoted by the sales and marketing teams at POSCO LED and Daewoo International,the shipment marks the first achievement to be made based on collaboration within the POSCO group. The LED plant in Pohang completed in March this year has the capacity to produce lighting products of 5 million units annually. Its houses state-of-the-art manufacturing systems to produce a broad range of products, including industrial LED lighting and i...
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2011-07-18

LG Innotek Creats World’s Single Largest LED Production Complex

LG Innotek announced that the installation and operation for one-year of LED lights for all lighting sources at its Paju LED Plant translates into the effect of planting 63,000 pine trees,which is equivalent to the amount of trees it would take to cover an area the size of Yeouido Park in Seoul. LG Innotek’s Paju LED Plant has installed more than 10,000 LEDs, including those at production lines, welfare facilities and streets, and initiated the plant’s operation as an eco-friendly site in July of last year. The Paju LED Plant comprises LED...
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2011-07-15

Samsung Sets up New Record on Nitride LEDs on 200 mm Silicon

Reportedly, Samsung Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (SAIT)  has set up a new record of manufacturing nitride LEDs on 200 mm silicon. Instead of sapphire,with this platform, the widely used substrate for making LEDs promises to cut the cost of LED deposition and processing. Growth of high-quality GaN layers on silicon is not easy,because of  differences in both the lattice constant and the thermal coefficient of expansion of the two materials. SAIT has addressed both these issues by creating a crack-free template featuring AlN/Al...
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2011-07-12

Samsung LED Signed an Agreement with KOPTI to Enhance LED Lighting Technology

Reportedly, Samsung LED and the Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI) signed an agreement to enhance the development of LED lighting technology On 30 June 2011. Combines with Samsung LED’s rich experience in the LED business,and the assets that KOPTI has obtained over many years such as technical skills, highly skilled researchers and equipment, both organisations are aiming to obtain global competitiveness.  ...
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2011-07-11

LED Lighting Spruces up Korea Biggest Media Façades in the World

The Galleria Centercity shopping mall in Cheonan of Korea has been a new landscape with more than 22,000 LED lighting. This huge building is visible from afar as one reaches the end of the journey to Cheonan, located 80 km from Seoul. The vast 12,600 m2 media façade is huge. Dynamic light shows produced by more than 22,000 LED lighting points wrap the structure in a shimmering skin that stands out impressively against its urban setting. The high-power LED spotlights developed by luminaire manufacturer Zumtobel are designed to merge almost imperceptibly in...
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2011-07-11

Samsung Releases its First Samsung SyncMaster SA Series 3D LED Monitor

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp., has released Samsung SyncMaster SA950 3D LED monitor,featuring real-life 3D pictures,elegance of nature , Eco Motion Sensor and a “zero-bright spot” guarantee serves. According to the company, it is capable of showing real-life 3D pictures by adopting 3D HyperReal Engine, the reaction is particularly fast, enabling the monitor to produce vivid 3D images without dizziness. The new product is equipped with Ultra Clear Panel, which enhances color contrast for sharper images. Secondly, the new LED monitor is...
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2011-07-06

Samsung Showcases LED Featured Refrigerator

Samsung Electronics has shown off a two-door refrigerator designed by world-widely acknowledged Italian master designer of jewelry, Massimo Zucchi. According to the company,  the new refrigerator features LED lights on the surface of the two doors and strengthens energy efficiency with its "Smart Eco-system", which consumes less power. The elegant Jewel Light delivers soft sparkles as beautiful a gem stone when you open the door and you can see the real beauty of sparkle as you see from the jewels with gleaming light. With Dual LED Lighting illumina...
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2011-06-27

Samsung LED Received Energy Star Certification

Samsung LED is reported to obtain the Energy Star certification which is an international yardstick of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States as to the purchase of lighting equipment. According to the company, it is the first of its kind in Korea, acquired ISO 17025 for LM79 (illumination) and LM80 (LED) from the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. ISO 17025 is a qualification with which the tests required for Energy Star can be carried out independently. With the certification, it can significantly avoid complicated proc...
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2011-06-21

Seoul Semiconductor Receives the Award for the Best LED Manufacturer in Italy

Reportedly, the Italian Association for Electronic Suppliers has given the 2011 Assodel Award for the Best LED Vendor to Seoul Semiconductor. The South Korea Company was honored to receive the best prize in the LED sector at the awards on June 17. The Assodel Award is one of the electronics industry's highest honors and achievements in Italy based on the votes of industry experts including developers, manufacturers and buyers....
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2011-06-17

Dongbu Set up Dongbu Lightek to Strengthen LED Marketplace

Recently, Dongbu has announced to rename FAWOO Tech to Dongbu Lightek and has dedicated to develop Dongbu Lightek to nation's best LED lighting company. Dongbu Lightek will strengthen their existing LED lighting businessas well as promoting LED lighting –applied plants plant business, to expand their business area. It aims to strengthen technology, quality, and cost competitiveness around various products ranging from 3W to 160W and enhances LED lighting business, leveraging 250 sales networks in 60 countries. It plans to improve profitability by in...
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2011-06-13

Samsung LED Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Osram in Korea

On June 10, 2011,, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. (“Samsung LED”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Osram Korea Co., Ltd. (“Osram Korea”) and two other defendants at the Seoul Central District Court requesting an injunction from unauthorized use of Samsung LED’s valuable intellectual property and money damages. The defendants include Osram Korea and two companies that sell Osram’s products in Korea, Barun Electronics and Dabo Industrial System. The 8 patents-in-suit relate to LED chip and package technology used ...
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2011-06-10

Seoul Semiconductor’s LED Brightens Foro Romano

Seoul Semiconductor lately has supplied its Z-Power LED series for the landscape lighting of the Foro Romano, one of the most important archaeological sites in Rome. The company installed most lights on the floor as well as some on the Column of Trajan. John S. Bae vice president of Seoul Semiconductor, said, “The Z-Power series supplied for the Foro Romano Project was the best choice to keep lighting up the historic place of Rome with long life and low-power consumption.” He added, “Seoul Semiconductor’s LED lights have been able ...
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2011-06-09

LG Use World’s Largest LED Screen to Launch New Super LED Monitor

LG Electronics has officially launched a new super-slim monitor called the Super LED. The marketing campaign that led to the official launch included a “SUPER” performance to publicise the technology of the SUPER LED Monitor. The Korean electronics manufacturer sponsored a performance by popular Korean pop duo group Norazo, known for their experimental and often innovative performances. The performance was live synched and broadcast on the world’s largest LED screen. The recording has just clocked over 1 million viewon YouTube. (www.youtu...
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2011-05-23

Nichia Filed an Provisional Injunction Action against Korean Company

Nichia had filed an provisional injunction action in Tokyo District Court against Koyo Business Services, Inc.(Koyo Business Service Kabushiki Kaisha) . Nichia believes white LEDs used in 3 inch LED warm white color downlighting products (product name: "PICASONA"; model number: K-CL3-WA5) which Koyo claims to be manufactured by a Korean LED lighting product manufacturer LumiRich pursuant to an OEM arrangement with Koyo and imported to Japan and sold by Koyo, infringe Nichia's patent (No.3700502).  ...
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2011-05-23

LG Plans to Sell LED at Low Price

It’s said that LG Electronics is produding low-priced LED light bulbs to expand its market including discount outlets among sales channels. The company is launching four models, including a 7.5 watt light bulb priced at 13,900 won, the lowest in the local LED market. Early this year, LED light bulbs for home use began being sold at “LG Best Shop,” its retail chain. Now retail outlets such as E-mart will also carry the lamps. LG Twin Tower, headquarters of LG Group which has been going through remodeling, has diverse LED products insta...
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2011-05-19

Samsung Tapped into U.S. LED Lighting Market

It’s reported that Samsung has kicked off becoming a new leader in the U.S. lighting market as the industry shifts into the digital age. In April 2009, Samsung LED was established globally, channelling the company’s expertise in the electronics and electro-mechanics fields into the production of cutting-edge LED lighting. And to support the company’s expansion into the U.S. market, an American centre of operations has been established in Atlanta, Ga. Samsung’s initial line-up ranges from omni-directional incandescent replacements to fluoresce...
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2011-05-10

Seoul Semiconductor Defends Philips Patent Infringement

Recently, Seoul Semiconductor has initiated two actions asserting claims of patent infringement against Philips which was filed in Germany in March and in Korea in May, individually. The Korean company respects the intellectual property rights of others and believes that its products do not infringe Philips' patents. As a result, Seoul Semiconductor intends to vigorously defend the U.S. patent infringement action brought by Philips that is limited to a handful of Seoul Semiconductor products. Seoul Semiconductor holds thousands of patents worldwide directed ...
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2011-05-09

Samsung Received Evident Tech’s QD LED Patent Portfolio

Recently, Samsung has signed an agreement with Evident Technologies on Samsung worldwide access to Evident's patent portfolio for all products related to quantum dot LEDs from manufacture of the quantum dot nanomaterials to final LED production. It’s said that quantum dots are nanometre-sized semiconductor crystals that have great commercial promise in electronic applications from solar energy conversion to thermoelectrics to LEDs. Evident is reported to be the first company in the world to commercialise quantum dot LEDs with products launched in 2007. &n...
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2011-05-03

LG and Samsung Start to Adopt LED lights in Refrigerator

Recently, LG Electronics and Samsung start to adopt LED lights in refrigerator. LG has launched a new DIOS refrigerator which combines with green, white and blue LED lights that it claims to be eight times more energy-efficient than the fridges that use regular lights. The company also touts the LED lights as causing little temperature differences in the refrigerator to reduce fresh vegetable oxidation. In addition, LG Household and Health Care, a sister company of LG Electronics, also combined a lamp and air freshener with LED lights. People simply pr...
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2011-04-11

The Ventures of Samsung LED and Sumitomo Chemical to Break Ground

It’s said that Samsung LED has decided to team up with Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical to build a sapphire ingot plant in Daegu. They plan to break the ground in the 11,000 square meter site on April 20, with the target date for completion in coming October. According to their plan, the plant is going to begin production next year. The joint venture’s capacity is expected to reach 100,000 sheets of four inch ingot a month, which translates into five million sheets of two inch ingot a year.   If additional investments are made as planned, the capacity i...
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2011-03-28

Samsung LED Cooperates with Sumitomo Chemical to Build a LED Parts Venture

Samsung LED Co. has announced that it will cooperate with Sumitomo Chemical Co. to invest a combined 80 billion won ($72 million) and have an equal stake in a new venture. The new venture will start mass production of sapphire ingots and wafers used in LEDs in early 2012.
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2011-03-16

LG Targets to Manufacture 55 inch OLED LCD TV

Reportedly, LG has started to manufacture its 8th generation OLED TV fab in Paju, South Korea, expecting to replace all LED backlights with OLED equivalents in LCD TVs.   This latest OLED panel handles 400 ppi, providing superior contrast and brightness compared to LED-LCD equivalents. Besides, LG has successfully managed to cut 2,200x2,500mm glass substrates in two to produce 2,200x1,250mm units and increase monthly production capacity to 24,000 substrates.   At present, it is producing 55in TV panels in the 8th gen OLED format b...
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2011-03-16

South Korea KCC will Set up a LED Facility

According to a statement from South Korea fine chemical company KCC, it is about to inject 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) through 2015 to produce components for LED and solar batteries. And at present, it prepares to set up a new facility in the city in the city of Anseong.   Seeing the rising global demand for LED products from sectors including lighting, TVs, automobiles and mobile phones, the company decides to o produce 150,000 sapphire wafers per month for LED production and 1.6 gigawatts silicon wafers per year for solar battery production....
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2011-02-25

Korea-based LED Company Set up LED Lighting Assembly Plant in Kaunas

Recently, LK Technology which comes from South Korean has set up a LED lighting assembly plant in Kaunas. And it prepares to manufacture in April and market not only to Lithuania and the Baltic States but also to Western Europe. According to Deputy Director of LK Development Rasa Incerauskaite, the Lithuanian plant will produce the latest generation LED lighting systems, indoor and outdoor ligthting equipment, lamps, as well as collaborate with such South Korean companies as Samsung. Plus, another South Korean company, LK Green Energy, opened a simi...
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2011-02-14

Brazil Gets a Makeover with Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics has installed 80 large-format displays (460UT), 236 latest LCD monitors, and 34 LED and LCD TVs in the control center, offices and conference rooms at Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall, to dress up the city as a smart city. It’s said that the video installed at the control center is not only the largest in Brazil but also in the whole of Central and South America. The Brazil government will operate the control center in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.  ...
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2011-02-01

LG to Show LED Based monitor at ISE 2011

LG is about to showcase its latest super narrow bezel LED based monitor the 47WV30 at ISE 2011 in Amsterdam. This 47 size LED monitor is according to LG the perfect solution to build-up you very own VIDEO WALL. This new Monitor features the LED BLU technology and comes with a 1366×768 resolution a 700cd/m2 brightness with a 1,300:1 contrast ratio. With a bezel size of just 4.2mm / 2.7mm (6.9 mm seam size) this monitor will offer seamless video quality with the least possible space between each monitors....
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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