2013-03-19

Samsung Presented Mid-power LED Package LM561B with 160lm / W

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.. has  the production of a new series of "Middle Power" LEDs with the  Started LM561B designation. The new devices offer the industry's  highest efficiency and are suitable for use in many  LED lighting applications such as LED tubes,  LED ambient lighting, ceiling lights (downlights) and  Retrofit lamps. The new model LM561B offers a luminous efficiency of 160lm / W. This  is currently the world's highest attainable value for "mid power" LEDs with 65mA curr...
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2013-03-08

Samsung to Acquire 3% of Sharp for 10.4b yen for OLED Technology

Samsung will acquire 3% of Sharp for 10.4 billion yen (HK$856.8 million) to secure liquid crystal displays for smartphones and televisions. It is emphasising OLED technology that offers sharper, brighter images while consuming less power. They expect to use OLED technology to widen the gap with rival Sony. The firm, with 37.4 trillion won (HK$265.5 billion) of cash, is investing in OLEDs to boost sales of the ultra-thin sets that typically cost three times more than LCD models. Samsung and LG Electronics are depending on the new technology to counter slowing g...
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2013-02-23

Samsung Introduces LED Tube with Industry’s Highest 140 Lumens-per-Watt Efficacy

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it started production of a new AC direct type LED tube (L-Tube) that features the industry’s highest efficacy of 140 lumens per watt (lm/W) at 5000K. The new Samsung S-140 L-Tube will be introduced in Japan first. “High efficacy is one of the key indicators of technological excellence in the LED lighting industry and Samsung is leading the way by offering one of the industry’s most advanced products in our new S-140 L-Tube,” said Jaap Schlejen, senior vice president, LED lighting sales and marketing of Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to invest in R&D and LED package innovation in order to maintain its technology leadership in the global L-Tube market,”
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2013-01-29

Samsung Invest $1.7 billion for Expansion kunshan Factory

Samsung has intended to invest $1.7 billion for expansion in kunshan-based factory, china. The fund will be used in building factory, purchasing equipment, and the establishment of Samsung Electro - Mechanics Co. as operations research center, in order to support the development for chip load plate projects. The kunshan factory is founded in 2008, and is dedicated in manufacturing electronic components. By the end of 2012, Samsung has injected a total of $80.99 million investment in this factory, and the annual sales have approached $ 100 million. According to kunshan Govern...
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2013-01-17

Global OLED Displays Output Keeps Rapid Growth

Samsung, LG and Panasonic have unveiled OLED displays at CES in Las Vegas. Promoted by them, OLED industry is still in the stage of steady development, but the market for OLED displays is apparently growing rapidly. According to Research and Markets, in 2011 the OLED displays output worldwide more than tripled compared to the previous year to approximately $3.3 billion. And it predicts that worldwide output is expected to reach $6.7 billion in 2012, more than double the 2011 figure. The shipment of OLED display panels around the globe reached 190 mill...
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2013-01-10

Samsung Releases World’s First Curved OLED TV at CES 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled its Curved OLED TV, breaking the barrier of innovation in home entertainment at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Samsung’s Curved OLED TV creates a panorama effect not possible with flat-panel TVs, offering a more immersive viewing experience. When users watch captivating content such as vast landscapes and scenes from nature on the Curved OLED TV, the display enhances the content, allowing the viewer to be encompassed by the beauty of the images. Leveraging its expertise in dis...
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2012-12-25

LED TV Market Penetration in North America to Achieve 90% in 2013

According to industry analyst, thanks to global TV manufacturers such as Samsung has enlarged the production scales of LED TV, the market penetration of these TVs is expected to achieve to 80%~90%. In the same time, Samsung also plans to stop making CCFL TVs. The South Korea Company will remain its leading position in North American TV market. And retailer predicts this area will recover in 2013, which will drive the promotion of LED TV. Additionally, the market penetration of LED TV in direct type is also expected to exceed 50% next year....
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2012-12-11

Samsung’s 6.5W LED Lamp Wins Good Design Award

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has won the prestigious 2012 Good Design award for its 6.5W LED A19 lamp.   “We are honored to have won a Good Design Award, which recognizes our move towards more aesthetic and functional LED lamp designs. We will continue to enhance the design competitiveness of our LED lighting products with creativity and innovation as we expand our market presence.” said Hee Chong Yoon, Vice President of LED marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. The award-winning Samsung LED A19 lamp...
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2012-11-22

Samsung to Launch Flexible-OLED Displays for Galaxy Range

Samsung is reported to release a series of ultra-flexible phones which packed in flexible OLED displays that can be twisted and folded, at some point during 2013. The company claims this new type of display is lighter, harder to break, and generally superior in every way to current glass-based panels. The firm is reportedly on the verge of rolling out mass production of the devices after years of speculation. Samsung’s upcoming flagship, known as the Galaxy S4, which is tipped for a Q2 2013 release, is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p display based on this new typ...
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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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2012-11-05

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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2012-09-10

Samsung and LG Competes in 55-inch OLED TVs at IFA 2012

Samsung and LG exhibited 55-inch OLED TVs at IFA 2012. This is the first time that they have been exhibited at a trade show in Europe. LG showed 3D video with special glasses and emphasized the slimness of a panel part (4mm). Starting by releasing the 55-inch full-HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixel) TV within 2012, LG Electronics plans to launch a 4k2k (3,840 x 2,160-pixel) OLED TV with a size of 60 inches or larger in 2013. "We expect that the price of the TV will be about 10,000 to 13,000 euro (in Europe)," the company said. Samsung showed...
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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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2012-08-28

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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2012-08-20

Osram and Samsung reach global settlement over LED patent suits

According to OSRAM AG, the company and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have reached an agreement to settle all patent suits between them worldwide. The patent suits have been filed in various countries amongst others Germany, South Korea and in the United States of America. The parties will dismiss all suits as expeditiously as possible, with a settlement consequently expected to be finalized by the end of August, 2012. As part of the settlement, the parties have reached license agreements for their respective LED patent portfolios. The parties have also signed a sepa...
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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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2012-08-09

Samsung Paves the way for Mass Production of Flexible AMOLED Panel

LEDinside learned that Samsung has gained full confidence from the successful development of AMOLED screen. And the South Korea Company will soon push forward some more amazing OLED products. Quote from Korea press report, Samsung is starting to produce the flexible AMOLED screen this quarter and most likely it will take out one proto which could carry the flexible screen before 2012 ends. It is reported that Samsung named the screen as Youm, which has 0.6mm thickness. Also, you could bend and fold it at will. It’s estimated that some devices will use ...
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2012-07-24

Lack of Universal Product Code Rule for LED Light Bulbs Proves Problematic

Among all the LED products, LED light bulb is by far the most relevant as far as the end users are concerned. However, it has always been difficult for the consumers to tell the specifications differences between assorted LED light bulbs. For example, Japanese big name company Toshiba’s LED light bulbs have three kinds of product codes. Consumers oftentimes buy the wrong products due to their inability to read the product codes. Lack of a universal product codes for global LED light bulbs proves to be a very serious issue. Global giants Philips, GE, Osr...
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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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2012-05-22

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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2012-02-23

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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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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2011-12-09

Samsung Ruled TV Market with Record High Sales in November, Optimistic about Meeting 2011 Target

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading TV brand vendor, stated on Dec. 7 that its TV sales hit a record high of 5.7 million units in November, spurred by the high U.S. sales during the Thanksgiving weekend. According to Samsung’s statement, due to that the sales went up 14% in November from 5 million units in October, the company is certain to secure the number 1 spot for all of 2011. Also, the company said in the statement that it was optimistic about the prospects of meeting its 2011 flat-screen TV sales target of 45 million units. In fact, Sams...
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2011-12-02

FOREPI May Take Place of Epistar to Receive Samsung’s Backlight LED Contracts

Recently, Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) is reported to regained Samsung’s contracts for LED chips used in TV backlights since October, and the South Korean company will gradually move the contracts originally placed with Epistar Inc. back to FOREPI over the next three years. Both Epistar and FOREPI have declined to comment. However, FOREPI executives said that the company has landed more contracts in November than October from South Korean buyers by an unexpectedly high margin. FOREPI used to be Samsung’s major supplier o...
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2011-07-29

Samsung Launches New 10W Light Bulb with 3000K and 550lm

In regard to the replacement for 40W incandescent light bulbs, consumers can choose from not only 4.4W LED light bulbs but also 10W LED light bulb manufactured by Samsung. Samsung’s 10W LED light bulb with E27 socket can adequately replace 40W incandescent light bulbs, but falls short compared to the luminosity of 60W incandescent light bulbs. This new product, named Samsung LED A19, can achieve a 75% energy conversion rate with a lifespan of 30 thousand hours, a beam angle of 180 degree, a 550lm luminous flux and a 3000K color temperature (warm white light...
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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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2011-07-11

US ITC Investigates LED Patent Infringement among Osram, Samsung and LG

As the argument among Osram, Samsung,LG has grown sharply, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to institute an investigation. Including Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (and Samsung Electronics America Inc of Ridgefield Park, NJ), Samsung LED Co Ltd (and Samsung LED America Inc of Atlanta, GA); as well as LG Electronics Inc (and LG Electronics USA Inc of Englewood Cliffs, NJ) and LG Innotek Co Ltd (and LG Innotek USA Inc of San Diego, CA) involved in this investigation. Early on June, O...
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2011-07-08

Samsung, LG Makes a Collaboration to Countersue Osram

After Osram claimed Samsung and LG infringed its patents on white and surface mountable LEDs,the two South Korea companies have taken actions to fight for their rights. Samsung LED countersued in June, filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Osram Korea and two Korean sales agents of the German company at a Seoul district court. LG joined Samsung LED to countersue Osram. It’s reported that LG Electronics had filed a complaint with the South Korean trade commission to ban imports of LED products from Osram. According to LG, it had fi...
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