2009-06-29

LG Fights Back against Samsung’s LED Hold

LG Electronics is fighting back against Samsung's growing grip on the crucial new growth engine in the LED television market, according to an article on The Korea Times. Kwon Il-keun, senior VP of LG's LCD Technology Lab, spent most time of a 20-minute presentation talking of the merits of the company’s LED TVs.
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2009-06-24

Samsung Aims to Sell 2 million LED TV This Year

Samsung Electronics Co said it aimed to sell 2 million light-emitting-diode (LED) TVs this year, bringing the share of the ultra-slim and power-efficient TVs to 10% of its overall LCD TV shipments, according to Taipei Times. The figure would be two times higher than the current 3% average in the global market this year, according to the latest forecast by a market researcher released recently.
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2009-05-19

Taiwan LED Makers See Influx of Orders Due to LED Backlight Demand

With LED backlights more and more used in LCD TVs, Taiwanese LED makers, including Epistar Corp., Formosa Epitaxy Inc. and Tekcore Co., Ltd., have seen a flood of orders in recent months, according to Taiwan Economic News.
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2009-05-11

Samsung Sets up LED Manufacturing Base in Tianjin, China

Samsung LED, a light-emitting diodes (LED) unit of Samsung, the global electronics giant, has set up its first overseas manufacturing base in Tianjin, China. Tianjin Samsung LED Co., Ltd, was established with a starting capital of 30 million U.S. dollars, according to the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (Teda) Administrative Commission. The spokesman Zhang Liang said Saturday that initial investment to the Tianjin manufacturing base would reach 90 million U.S. dollars.
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2009-05-04

Samsung Launches the First LED TVs in India

Samsung launched the first LED technology-based TV in India last Wednesday.
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2009-04-28

Samsung Releases New 240Hz LED TVs

Samsung just released three new 240Hz LED TVs, the PAVV 8000, 7000 and 6000 series, for competing with LG’s 240Hz LH90 LED TVs. These series are compatible with YouTube, DLNA, and feature a USB 2.0 port to display both photos and DviX videos from USB flash drives. Coming in 46 and 55 inch, The PAVV 8000 series will be available in May in the US, Europe and Southeast Asia, while the PAVV 7000 and 6000 series will not be available for the time being.
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2009-04-27

LED TVs to Be Witnessed in India Market

LED TV, the latest high-end technology product in TV market, is to be available in India within the next few months, as Samsung, LG, Panasonic and TCL all targeting to release their products in this market soon.
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2009-04-22

Samsung Joins U.S. ‘Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR’ Campaign

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader in consumer electronics and telecommunications, today announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide consumer electronics and home appliances for the ‘Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR’ campaign event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. through Earth Day, April 22.
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2009-04-02

Samsung Launches First Phase of 2009 Advertising Campaign

A $65 million advertising plan has been rolled out by Samsung to promote its LED-back-lit LCD TVs, which will involve online advertising, extensive in-store merchandising displays, print advertising, national network and cable TV spots and mall showcases, lasting from end of March till end of June. And this is only a beginning, for Samsung has got a 2009 year-long national advertising campaign to leverage the company’s leadership position in LED-back-lit LCD TV technology, according to the company on Tuesday.
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2009-03-25

Samsung launches first LED TVs in global market

Samsung Electronics Co. has launched today its first LED TV products in global markets. The new line of LED flat panel TVs include Series 8000, 7000 and 6000, coming from 32-inch to 55-inch in sizes. With LEDs as the primary light source, the new TVs feature ultra-high contrast ratios compared to the traditional TVs using Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps. And the motion blur and image judder problems typically affecting LCD TVs have also been substantially reduced in the new LED TVs, said the company.
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2009-03-24

A video of LED-equipped sheep flock draw over 2 million views

A video of sheep equipped with LED lights released by Samsung last week to promote its new LED TV range has attracted more than 2 million viewers on YouTube in less than one week.
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2009-03-16

US researchers discover blue LED can improve light output, efficiency

The researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York of the US announced the development of a new type of blue LED in collaboration with Samsung Electro-Mechanics. The researches said the blue LED that improves light output by 18%, and the amount of electricity the LED converts into light by 22%.
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2009-03-13

Samsung LED to Have Cautious Start in 2009

It’s reported that Samsung Group's LED business unit will begin operation in June with an initial target production of 120,000 LED panels. However, Samsung indicated that this production target is not big enough to challenge leading foreign makers in terms of market share. They expect the production capacity will be tripled by 2010.
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2009-02-27

Samsung Pico Projector Phone Using LED Technology from Luminus Devices

It’s reported that Samsung revealed a pico projector equipped phone at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. The phone is in a shiny silver and black case with touchscreen, it has a 1080p resolution. Besides, the key features are LED technology from Luminus Devices and Digital Light Projection technology from Texas Instruments.
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2009-02-19

Samsung Electronics, affiliate to set up LED venture

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. is reportedly setting up a 50-50 joint venture with its affiliate Samsung Electro-Mechanics to jointly produce LEDs. It’s disclosed the veture is tentatively named Samsung LED. LEDs are known to have many advantages to traditional light sources, such as low energy consumption, longer lifetime, which are increasingly used in products from mobile phones to flat-screen televisions.
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2009-02-11

Unity Opto Also to be Samsung’s Supply Chain

Taiwan Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. holds a 25% stake in South Korean LED packager Lumens, making it the primary institutional shareholder of the South Korean packager. Now, Unity has been contracted by Lumens to supply it LED emitters. Which Lumens will build into backlight modules for Samsung’s LCD TVs. Unity will use chips made by Formosa Epitaxy Inc. of Taiwan, which has its chips verified at Samsung.
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2009-02-09

Researchers use streamlined polarization to boost performance of LEDs

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed and demonstrated a new polarization-matched LED. The new type of LED, developed in collaboration with Samsung Electro-Mechanics, exhibits an 18% increase in light output and a 22% increase in wall-plug efficiency, which essentially measures the amount of electricity the LED converts into light.
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2009-02-05

Samsung to order Epistar’s LEDs for LCD TVs

Taiwan LED maker Epistar Corp. announced that it has won contract orders from Korea’s Samsung for LEDs used in LED-backlit LCD TVs.
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2009-01-23

CES 2009: Smaller OLED Display Seen to Expand in 2009

CES 2009 helped mark a number of upcoming technological trends that have either already reached the market or are about to do so in the next 12 months. Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) display technology made an impact at CES 2009.
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2009-01-15

CSE 2009: LED to be The Next Source of Light for Flat Panel Displays

At CES 2009 some TV makers showed off their LED LCD TVs including Samsung, LG, Toshiba and so on. LED will be the next light source for flat panel displays in future. For many reasons such as LED light sources allow for lower power consumption; LED is solid state technology and improves ruggedness; LED allows for improved front-screen performance; LED allows for ultra-thin LCD modules, etc. Lower power consumption
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2009-01-14

RPI researchers use streamlined polarization to boost performance of LEDs

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed and demonstrated a new type of LED with significantly improved lighting performance and energy efficiency. The researchers worked in collaboration with Samsung Electro-Mechanics to develop the new polarization-matched LED that they say exhibits an 18 percent increase in light output and a 22 percent increase in wall-plug efficiency, which essentially measures the amount of electricity the LED converts into light.
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2009-01-13

Chinese lighting show to add a second LED exhibit hall in 2009

The 14th annual Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition to be held June 9-12, 2009 at the China Import and Export Fair, Pazhou Complex, in Guangzhou, China, is adding a second LED exhibit hall this year. The LED booths were very popular last year, perhaps due in part to complement the growing interest in the China LED market in China.
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2009-01-12

CES 2009: First tiny handheld PC with OLED screen

OQO Inc. of San Francisco unveiled the first computer with a screen of organic light-emitting diodes last week at the International Consumer Electronics show. The company touted this technology would be as the future of both displays and lighting.
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2009-01-08

CES 2009: Samsung shows off its LN-B8000 LED-backlit TV

Samsung Electronics showed off a new line of high-end, ultra-slim, energy-efficient televisions at CES 2009 and planned to increase the proportion of TVs it makes using LED technology. The company has put a big emphasis on LED-backlighting on this year's LCDs, and its LN-B8000 series are the most souped-up models at CES 2009.
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2008-12-03

Samsung Expects Larger OLED Panels Used in Mobile Devices

The warranty period against image burn-in for active-matrix OLED panels is expected to exceed 2,000 hours in 2010, and these panels will be available for laptops, according to Woo Jong Lee, vice president of the Mobile Display Marketing Team of Samsung SDI Co Ltd.
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2008-11-27

Epistar to be Samsung’s Supply Chain of LED-backlit LCD TVs

It’s reported that Taiwan LED maker Epistar Corp. brings its green-blue LED chips with brightness of 2000mcd to join Korea’s Samsung Electronics’ supply chain of LED-backlit LCD TVs.
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2008-11-24

OLEDs remain account for important market sector in future

Recently, the addition of the "Global and China OLED Market Report, 2007-2012" report is offered, as the development trends of the next generation display technology industry are concerned, OLEDs are still a highly important sector of the market. The global OLED production capacity is mainly distributed across Korea, Japan and China Taiwan, with the shipments of the top five manufacturers accounting for 98.7% of the global total.
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2008-11-10

LED backlights have a bright future in LCD TVs

It’s reported that the use of LED backlights in LCD TVs will start to grow rapidly from 2009 as TV makers introduce slimmer models.
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2008-11-05

Freescale and Samsung team up on LED Display Technology

Recently, Freescale Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics announced they will collaborate to address the burgeoning market for LEDs. Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of Freescale's Analog, Mixed-Signal and Power Division, pointed out that Freescale's LED backlight driver technology is the industry's most compact and integrated solution, their  collaboration with Samsung on LED backlighting in order to help spur further innovation and growth in the LCD market.
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2008-11-03

Seeing “Green Displays” at FPD International 2008

Now, some manufacturers were becoming more and more serious about energy-saving technologies and other green technologies. At FPD International 2008, there exhibits booths of Korean and Taiwanese panel manufacturers, looking for their green technologies. Standing out the most at every booth were low power LCD TV panels.
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