Chinese Expert Decodes the Three Worlds in the LED Industry

Guoqing Tang, China President of LED BU, Samsung, who is also Chairman of SEMI China LED Committee, gives an in depth analysis of the LED industry developments and categorization in this article. 
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Samsung to Switch Flash LED Package Specs to 2016

Smartphones are driving up demands for flash LED. Aside from Philips Lumileds, Cree, Osram and other leading global manufacturers in the flash market, Taiwanese and Korean manufacturers are also entering the market. Samsung plans to switchits flash LED package specs from 4139 to 2016. Following various manufacturers  production launch, industry insiders estimate larger price cuts for flash LEDs in 1Q14.
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Cheil Industries to Spend US $1.7 Billion in Materials Until 2016

Cheil Industries, a Samsung Group company specializing in textiles, will invest up to 1.8 trillion won (US $1.7 billion) for the next three years in high value-added electronic and chemical materials. The company said this on November 7 in a regulatory filing. The areas it will focus on include OLED (organic light-emitting diode), rechargeable battery separators, and polarized film.
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LG Unveils World's First "Real" Curved Smartphone

LG Electronics (LG) has officially taken the wraps off the LG G Flex, a smartphone curved to follow the contour of the face, the first device to offer such a design in the smartphone market. The latest device in LG's premium G Series, the G Flex incorporates proprietary innovations from other LG companies in the form of the display and battery that have never been seen before. The LG G Flex also boasts new user experience (UX) features that take advantage of the curved form factor.
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LG G Flex Curved Smartphone Hot on Samsung’s Heels

Not wanting to be left in the dust, in the wake of by Samsung’s curved smartphone Galaxy Round announcing the first ever curved smartphone, the Galaxy Round, LG confirmed their own curved smartphone is in the works, according to reports by the Verge, Engadget and CNET.
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Samsung Launches First Curved Mobile Phone

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced Galaxy Round, the first mobile phone with a curved display last week, the Galaxy Round. With this new curved display technology, Galaxy Round blends the latest smartphone screen innovations with unique design features are blended into Galaxy Round.
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South Korean Giants Samsung and LG End OLED Patent Dispute

Samsung announced on September 23rd that the patent dispute with LG has finally come to an end. The two South Korean firms decided that the best method for solving the dispute was to put aside differences and cooperate instead.
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Samsung’s Vertical Integration Focuses on the Mid-to-High Powered LED Market

With welcoming the era of lighting, LED industries are slowly switching from horizontal labor division to vertical integration development. Switching to vertical integration is Samsung’s main development strategy. Samsung LED China General Manager and Sr. Vice President Dr. Guoqing Tang pointed out that with continuing the vertical integration plan subsidiary products are concentrated in the mid-to-high power market. The company has also chosen a distributor mode to cut into the highly dispersible lighting market.
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Samsung Cuts Price of Its OLED TV by 34%

In order to stimulate the sales of OLED TV, Samsung announced to cut the price of its 55-inch curved OLED (organic light emitting diode) TVs by 34%. In addition, the increasing market competition and failure in lawsuit lead to divestment of foreign capital, the foreign capital only accounts for 47% of the total Samsung's share. According to a story in the Korea Times, Samsung has cut the price of a curved 55-inch OLED TV from 15 million won ($14655) to 9.9 million won (around $9672). This price reduction aims to attract more consumers to purchase OLED T...
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Samsung Dissolves LED and Other New Businesses Team

It is reported that Samsung Group recently disbanded its new businesses team, and all team members are reinstated on July 1. Officers of Samsung said that the new businesses team has played a pivotal role in promoting the development of five new strategic businesses. Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDI and other Samsung's divisions incorporated into the new businesses have formally entered the career stage, so it decided to dissolve the advance team on July 1. But it was rumored that the former head of the future strategy Office led Shunze Jin who is the head of the ...
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Samsung Ultra HD LED TV 8S59 is Available in Indian Market at 27,00,000

On Tuesday, Samsung released its first Ultra HD (4K) LED TV 8S59 with a price-tag of 27, 00,000 in Indian market. Atul Jain, Senior Vice President of Samsung India, who said during the launch event that the Timeless Gallery Design of the Samsung UHD TV meets the need of premium customers for Innovative design coupled with Best in Class performance. The UHD TV provides a resolution that is four-times higher than that of full HD TVs, and UHD screens offer enhanced clarity with rich colors. The new Samsung television features 'Timeless ...
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Samsung Introduces the New 890 Series LED Smart TVs at HITEC 2013

Samsung Electronics America, a display market leader and award-winning technology innovator, has showcased its 2013 lineup of LED Smart TVs for the hospitality industry at HITEC 2013, the world's largest hospitality technology show. Samsung showcased a variety of LED TVs and software solutions for the hospitality market, including the new 890 Series LED TVs, which feature its LYNC™ SINC content management system, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. “Hotels are striving to keep up with the increasing demands of today’s tech-savv...
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Samsung 55-inch OLED TV to be on Sale in South Korea Next Week

After the world's first 55-inch OLED produced by LG Electronics accepted pre-orders in January, Samsung 55-inch OLED TV will be put on sale for more than 10 million won in South Korea next week, and it is similar to LG's products. News also indicated that Samsung plans to launch OLED TV with a curved screen in South Korea next week. The pre-order for the world's first 55-inch OLED HDTV "55EA9800" from LG Electronics was available in the April 29, and it began being shipped in South Korea in June, it is priced at 15 mill...
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Samsung launches new packaged LEDs and modules at LFI 2013

Samsung held a press conference on the eve of Lightfair International (LFI) 2013, and revealed plans to sell wireless ZigBee-based retrofit lamps with the launch of a starter kit planned for the third quarter. The company also announced new solid-state lighting (SSL) MR16 lamps, LED-based retrofit tubes for fluorescent fixtures, and new packaged LEDs and LED modules. Samsung chose LFI as a venue to try and establish publicly what the company considers a leadership position in LEDs, modules, and lighting products. Nam-seong Cho, executive vice president and h...
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Samsung Shows Innovative LED Lighting Solutions at LIGHTFAIR International 2013

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA , Samsung announced that it will showcase its range for LED lighting solutions featuring many world class, new and innovative products, at LIGHTFAIR International, being held here from April 23rd through 25th. Under the theme "Discover Samsung SMART Lighting", Samsung will display over 100 lighting solutions including LED packages, LED engines, LED retrofit lamps and LED tubes, based on its innovative LED lighting technologies and designs.   "We are very proud to present ...
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Samsung Introduces New Chip-on-board LED Packages with High Light Yield Ago

Samsung Electronics provides under the name LC013/26/40B new chip-on-board (COB) LED packages before. The new LEDs provide a high light yield of 129lm / W and have a compact light-emitting surface (Light Emitting Surface: LES). The new LEDs are suitable for Powerful lighting for indoor and outdoor use as well as for applications with directed light (spot light). "We are proud to present today our COB package with family Performance of 13, 26 and 40W and a luminous efficiency of 129lm / W. The LEDs are based on our first-class chip and Phospho...
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Marvell’s 88EM8183 LED Driver IC Selected by Samsung LED Lighting Division for New Line of Retail Bulbs

 Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced the Marvell 88EM8183 deep dimming single-stage AC/DC LED driver integrated circuit (IC) will power Samsung Electronics’ new suite of LED retrofit bulbs. Announced in February 2012, the 88EM8183 LED driver IC delivers the highest compatibility of wall dimmers, the lowest component count in the industry and supports many of the world’s lighting standards, making it a premier solution for OEMs across the globe. Scheduled to be in retail stores next month, Samsung’s new Marvell-powered products will include A19, bulged reflector (BR) and parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) bulbs.
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Samsung Introduces New Smart TV, LED TV Series in India

Samsung Electronics has introduced 20 new television models across its flagship Smart TV and LED TV series. “With the launch of our 2013 Smart TV range, we are looking to consolidate our leadership in the Panel TV market in India. We expect LED TVs to drive our Panel TV growth, with Smart TVs contributing at least 20 per cent of our Panel TV volumes this year,” Samsung India Senior Vice-President (Consumer Electronics) S K Kim told. Designed to deliver the ultimate lean back experience to consumers, the F8000 and F7500 are the f...
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Samsung Introduces Zhaga-Compliant LED Linear Modules With Highest Efficacy

Samsung announced the introduction of a new lineup of Zhaga-compliant LED H-Series linear modules that feature extremely high efficacy, as well as excellent light quality, and color consistency for use in a wide range of LED lighting applications including ambient lighting and linear fixtures. “Our new Zhaga-compliant H-Series is well suited to be used in a variety of high performance light fixtures,” said Jaap Schlejen, senior vice president, LED lighting sales and marketing, Device Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics. “This leading-edge LE...
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Samsung’s LED Devices Get Involved in Boston University’s Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has gotten involved in a patent infringement with Boston University in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.   Boston University alleges that Samsung “regularly and deliberately” infringed upon the BU-owned patents, Patent Nos. 5,686,738 and 6,953,703. The complaint alleges that the infringement occurred when it imported and sold LED devices that were manufactured by preparing highly insulating monocrystalline gallium nitride single crystal films in a molecular beam growth chamber. The complaint also...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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