2019-03-19

LG Launches 4K LED TV in the US and Samsung Presents Onyx LED Cinema in Spain

Apart from the development in OLED technology, Samsung and LG, the two Korean electronics giants, have continued their progress in LED display as well. LG Electronics USA announced the launch of its premium 2019 LG NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD TVs with AI ThinQ® beginning with the April debut of the 55-inch and 65-inch class LG Nano 9 series, and the 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch LG Nano 8 series at LG-authorized dealers nationwide. Additional models and screen sizes will follow in May and June with other LG OLED models announce...
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2019-02-21

Horticulture Lighting as Focus of LED and Lighting Companies

The importance of LED lighting applications in the horticultural industry is increasing with the on-going trend of indoor and vertical farming applications. With controllable spectrum and illuminance, LED lighting is widely used in cultivation for various kinds of crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, greens and cannabis. LEDinside notices that many LED and lighting companies have increased their product portfolio for horticulture lighting and pushed related technology development. According to the report of LEDinside, titled “2019 Light LED and LED ...
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2019-02-12

Samsung and LG Showcases LED Signage Solutions at ISE 2019

Last week at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 in Amsterdam, Korean electronics producers LG and Samsung both introduced their latest LED and OLED technologies for signage applications. Samsung presented a range of 8K digital signage products including QLED displays and the 2019 version of The Wall display while LG demonstrate a transparent and curving OLED signage as well as a full lineup of LED products. Samsung showcased a new 82-inch QLED 8K signage, a 292-inch The Wall display in 8K, Multi-Link LED HDR technology and semi-outdoo...
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2019-01-31

Samsung Reports Profit Growth in 2018 and Targets Premium Products for 2019

Samsung Electronics announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year of 2018. The revenue and profit of 4Q18 declined due to global market uncertainty but Samsung still reached its annual goal in fiscal 2018. For 4Q18, Samsung posted a KRW 59.27 trillion (US$ 53.22 billion) quarterly revenue, which decreased by 10 percent YoY. The quarterly operating profit was KRW 10.8 trillion (US$9.7 billion), with an on-year decline of 29 percent. The yearly revenue for fiscal 2018 was KRW 243.77 trillion (US$ 218.9 billion) and operating profit cam...
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2019-01-11

【CES 2019】The Competition between Micro LED and OLED Goes on

This year at CES, big names for TVs and displays have again geared up with their most attracting products to amaze visitors from all over the world. Large size TV with ultra-high resolution is taking over the market with the leading brands presenting 8K TV. Meanwhile, OLED and Micro LED are still two of the most noticeable display technologies at the show as Samsung revealed its latest Micro LED display and LG showcased the world’s first rollable OLED TV. Micro LED Displays: Samsung, PlayNitride and Sanan Optoelectronics Samsung’s ...
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2019-01-07

【CES 2019】Samsung Reveal Modular Micro LED Display at First Look CES 2019

Samsung unveiled the latest modular Micro LED display at First Look CES event in Las Vegas. The Korean electric giant once again caught the eyes of all with its innovative display technology. At the First Look event, a new 75-inch Micro LED display and a 219-inch “The Wall” display are the featured. According to Samsung, the 75-inch Micro LED display is able to perform 4K resolution with the company’s technical advancements in the ultra-fine pitch semiconductor packaging process that narrow the gap between the microscopic LED chips. ...
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2019-01-03

South Korea to Regulate OLED Equipment Export to China

The South Korean government is planning to designate OLED equipment as the core technology of the country and restrict the export to prevent technology leaks, reported BusinessKorea, a South Korean media. The report mentioned that the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of South Korea and display equipment companies have held a meeting on December 30th to discuss the designation of OLED equipment as national core technology. Once it becomes national core technology, the technology's export and business merger and acquisition (M&A) will hav...
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2018-12-26

Chinese and Korean Panel Makers Keep Their Focus on OLED, Taiwanese Companies Dive into Mini LED and Micro LED

2018 has been a tough year for panel producers due to the dropping panel price caused by oversupply. Chinese panel makers are still expanding their production capacities for LCD and OLED displays, putting pressures on other industry players. Samsung is closing its 8.5 generation production line in 2019 and shifting the focus to QD-OLED panels in response to the price competition. LG Display also plans to expand its OLED production capacities in China and Korea targeting large sized TV displays. It is estimated that by 2020, the OLED investment of LG Displ...
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2018-12-20

Micro LED Technology Progress Highlights in 2018 – Industry Updates

For the LED and panel industry, the year of 2018 had a dramatic start with Samsung’s revealing of its Micro LED TV “The Wall” at the CES show. Since then, players in the industry have been releasing their achievements related to the next generation display technology. Several innovative solutions and applications have been disclosed in the past year including large size displays and wearable devices. As LEDinside has continued to track the progress of Micro LED development, we would like to list the significant breakthroughs and industry updates...
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2018-12-18

Samsung’s LED Signage Installed at the New Istanbul Airport

Samsung Electronics announced that it has recently finished implementing its SMART Signage at the new Istanbul Airport. Samsung has supplied nearly 700 Samsung SMART LCD and LED signage, including LED displays covering a total of 1,012 square meters. The project was carried out within 45 days with a technical team of 28 people with the help of B.T. Global. (Image: Samsung) The new Istanbul Airport covers 76.5 million square meters including the 1.4 million square meters main terminal building, where Samsung’s signage installed. The two gian...
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2018-12-13

Samsung to Close its Mobile Phone Plant in China

Samsung Electronics announced that it will close its smartphone manufacturing plants in Tianjin, China, due to the declining sales of its smartphone in the Chinese market. According to the report of Reuters, the operation of Samsung’s smartphone manufacturing in the Tianjin plant will stop by the end of year. But the company will continue the production in Huizhou. Samsung has shifted its production facilities to India and Vietnam not only because its sales in China dropped but also due to the increasing production cost. Electronic Times, a South Korean media...
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2018-12-11

Samsung Launches World’s biggest LED Cinema in Beijing

Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest Onyx screen at Capital Cinema in Beijing, China on December 7. The 14-meter Onyx Cinema LED screen is 3D ready and the largest cinema LED screen launched by Samsung. “Our new Onyx display reflects a momentous step for the industry, as we usher in the next generation of cinema around the globe,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited to partner with Capital Cinema to help showcase the new industry standard for picture qualit...
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2018-12-06

Samsung’s Onyx Cinema LED Launched in the City of Bollywood

With the cooperation with INOX Leisure, an India multiplex chain, Samsung has announced that its Cinema LED, Onyx, has launched in Mumbai, the land of Bollywood. Samsung has announced its partnership with PVR Cinemas in August to launch the first Onyx Cinema LED displays in New Delhi. Working with INOX, Samsung now debut the second LED cinema screen in Mumbai. The company plans to install around 20 LED cinema displays all over India by the end of 2019. (Image: Samsung India) “With INOX Onyx, welcome true colors, bring alive t...
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2018-11-30

South Korea Indicts Suppliers for Selling Samsung’s Display Technology to China

South Korean prosecutors have charged nine people of selling Samsung’s technology of flexible OLED display to a Chinese company, reported Reuters. Toptec, a Samsung supplier which produce automated equipment for smartphone display production, has received 15.5 billion won (US$ 13.85 million) for transferring Samsung’s OLED panel technology to China. According to the report, the CEO and eight employees of the company has formed a shell company to receive information about panel production from Samsung Display and then sell the high-profiled documents...
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2018-11-21

Samsung Electronics Increase Horticulture LED Portfolio for Greenhouse and Vertical Farming

Samsung Electronics has announced its new horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. The new LEDs provide a broader spectrum of light to improve plant growth, farming environments and to reduce lighting system costs for optimizing lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming. Full-spectrum light encompasses a continuous range of wavelengths from blue, green to red, creating a light blend suitable for horticultural uses. According to Samsung, its full-spectrum-based LEDs encourage healthier and more balanc...
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2018-11-01

LG and Samsung Continue Their Competition in the Display Industry

LG and Samsung have been competing in the field of display, showcasing their novel display technology in international fairs one after another. Samsung revealed “the Wall,” the 146-inch Micro LED modular TV at the CES event in the beginning of the year and by the end of August, LG introduced its 173-inch Micro LED TV at the IFA. Aside from Micro LED, the two companies also fought against each other in the high-end TV market by releasing large sized OLED TVs. The two Korean electronics giants have both revealed their financial results fo...
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2018-10-30

Enjoy NBA Games with Samsung’s LED Signage in Atlanta

The Korean tech giant, Samsung, has announced that its SMART LED signage has been installed in the Atlanta Hawks’ State Farm Arena. The whole area was set with LED screens that are more than 12,000 square feet (1115 square meters), combining to offer 10 times more LED video than the previous configuration.
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2018-10-24

Samsung Promotes Its Onyx LED Cinema via CSI Leasing Program and Cooperation with Resellers

Samsung Electronics has worked closely with the filming and entertainment industry to promote its Onyx LED Cinema. The company has announced a new CSI Leasing program to service its existing and future customers as well as sharing the list of certified resellers for the Samsung Onyx at this year’s ShowEast event.
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2018-10-22

Macroblock’s Revenue Grows with Mini LED Applications

LED driver IC company Macroblock has registered the highest monthly revenue of 2018 for September, which came to NT$ 305 million with an increase of 14.22% MoM and 16.14 YoY.
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2018-10-19

Mini LED Applications to be Launched in 2019 and Micro LED Displays in 2021

Mini LED is one of the key technologies for 2019 and will be making its way into the displays of consumer electronics. On the other hand, Micro LED technology, which has been on the spotlight in the recent years, is expected to be applied on displays in the market by 2021, according to the forecast of LEDinside.
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2018-10-11

BOE to Break into OLED Supply Chain of Samsung

Chinese panel maker BOE has attempted to supply its OLED panels to Samsung Electronics, according to Korean media, The Investor. The report said BOE has been working on samples for the panels used in Samsung’s Galaxy Watch.
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2018-09-13

Samsung Launches World’s First Onyx Multiplex Theater in Shanghai

Samsung introduced the world’s first Onyx multiplex theater at Shanghai ARCH Wanda Cinema on September 7th. The theater offers six Samsung Onyx Cinema LED screens in one location, creating an entertaining space to offer impressive visual experiences. 
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2018-09-07

NEC Launches New Series LED Displays and Samsung Showcases Its Latest Displays at CEDIA 2018

According to the latest research report of LEDinside “2019 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook - Cinema, Rental Market and Price Trend,” the market scale of global LED display is expected to reach US$ 9.349 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 12% during 2018 to 2022. Meanwhile, the market scale of indoor fine pitch display is forecasted to reach up to US$ 1.997 billion with a YoY growth of 39%. 
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2018-08-29

Enjoy Bollywood Movies with Samsung’s Onyx Cinema LED Theater in India

Samsung India has partnered with PVR Cinemas, an Indian film entertainment company, to launch Onyx Cinema LED screens in India. Samsung plans to install about five 4K Onyx Cinema LED displays in different cities in India by the end of the year.
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2018-08-02

Samsung Electronics Reports 2Q18 Financial Results with Lukewarm Demands of Smartphones and Display Panels

Samsung Electronics announced its financial result for the second quarter of 2018 at KRW 58.48 trillion (US$ 52.05 billion) with a decrease of 4% YoY. The operating profit was KRW 14.87 trillion (US$ 13.23 billion), up by 6% YoY.
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2018-07-23

Samsung Announces Mass Production of Micro LED Displays

After showcasing “The Wall” for the first time at CES 2018 in January, Samsung did not stop moving forward with its progress of Micro LED display. The South Korean display giant announced during a press conference that it is ready to mass produce The Wall display for both commercial and home entertainment use.
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2018-07-23

Samsung’s Onyx Enters Worldwide Cinemas

Samsung revealed the cinema LED “Onyx” last year in Seoul and the product has been expanded into the international market including the U.S., China, Mexico Thailand and other countries. 
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2018-07-16

Samsung: Providing Simple Management for Smart Lighting Worldwide

Some homeowners, commercial systems managers and outdoor lighting management companies have looked warily at smart lighting, in light of its being seen as a major departure from what was required for lighting control in the past. They need not have even the slightest concern now, however. To maximize the user-friendly function of one of the most comprehensive smart lighting platforms in the industry, Samsung has begun offering Smart Services that allow users to control and monitor the lights easily.
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2018-07-10

Samsung Sets up the Largest Smart LED Signage in South America

Samsung Electronics installed the a LED screen measured 7.7 meters tall and 63 meters wide in the Plaza Norte shopping mall in Lima, Peru. With the largest LED screen installed in South America, Samsung expects to expand its large-size screen into the markets. 
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2018-07-09

Samsung Smart Device: Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere

The Smart Device is Samsung’s world-class answer to intelligent, interconnected lighting. It is comprised of a group of thoroughly tested, smart lighting controllers that will support wireless connectivity within any major smart lighting system. It is divided into 4 product categories: Smart Lighting Module (SLM), Smart Sensor Module (SSM), Smart Control Module (SCM) and Smart Bridge Module (SBM). 
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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

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