2020-09-03

Osram Launches Automotive LEDs with Enhanced Brightness and Announces Settlement with Lextar

Osram announced the expansion of its automotive LED portfolio, launching a new generation of 1 to 4-chip versions in the Oslon Compact PL product family. The company also reported settlement with its contract manufacturer Lextar. The new version of the Oslon Compact PL products feature ceramic components with an electrically insulated pad that makes it much easier to dissipate heat from the package. The design enables a higher current to allow the 1-chip version to achieve an outstanding brightness value of 395 lumens at 1A with a chip area of 1mm². Sized small as 1...
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2020-08-26

New Members Join ISELED Alliance to Strengthen LED Technology for Automotive Applications

The ISELED Alliance welcomed three new members to intensify the ISELED technology for automotive applications. Two German companies Marquardt, Preh and a Finland-based company TactoTek joined the open, industrial alliance developing a comprehensive system solution for innovative automotive lighting based on the ISELED technology. So as of August 2020, the ISELED Alliance consists of (in alphabetic order): Allegro MicroSystems, Brightek, Cemm Thome, designLED, Dominant Opto Technologies, Dräxlmaier, Dr. Schneider, Elmos, Everlight, ...
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2020-04-13

HPO Successfully Develops a New Si Substrate LED Chip for Horticulture Lighting Application with 70% WPE

High Power Optoelectronics (HPO) is the world's one and only professional manufacturer of full gamut (from 365 nm UV to 940 nm IR light), vertical-structure LED chips, holding the world's oldest LED-single crystal substrate wafer bonding patent. This wafer bonding process turns the original substrate into a silicon substrate after MOCVD epitaxial growth, giving LED chips exceptional thermal conductivity, and allowing them to provide even better luminous efficacy under high current and increased component reliability. (Dr. Chih-Sung Chang, Chairman of...
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2020-03-24

Nichia Files Lawsuit against IPF for Selling LED Headlight Products Infringing Its Patent

On March 17, 2020, Nichia filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Tokyo District Court against IPF Corporation, a Japan-based distributor of automotive aftermarket parts. Nichia accused IPF of selling LED headlamp that infringes Nichia’s patent and sought an injunction and compensation for damages. The accused product in this lawsuit is a LED headlamp bulb (product number: 301HLB2) incorporating LED jointly developed with the Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar (see photo). Nichia alleged the LED infringes Nichia’s patent JP5526782 related...
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2020-03-23

Factories Shutdowns in U.S. and Europe to Affect Display and LED Industry in Asia

In response to the wide spreading coronavirus infection across the globe, many world-leading automobile companies are temporarily closing their factories in the U.S. and Europe. These facility closures are expected to affect the supply chains of automotive components covering lighting and displays. (Image: LEDinside) Ford, General Motors (GM), Fiat Chrysler and Honda have shut down their manufacture facilities in North America. European automobile makers Volkswagen, Renault, PSA Group, BMW, Daimler also suspend production in Europe. Bloomberg reported th...
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2020-03-04

Osram Debuts New LED to Improve Visibility in Dense Fog

Osram introduced a new product, Synios P2720 Converted Red (CR), which improves safety on dull days and provides visibility under dense fog. The Synios P2720 CR from Osram provides many benefits to manufacturers of rear combination lamps, such as enabling compact rear fog lamp designs. (Image: Osram) The trend for both headlamps and rear combination lamps requires more compact and efficient components. While the installation space required decreases, the design options available to manufacturers greatly increases. The new LED Synios P2720 CR LED addresses...
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2020-01-31

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】Driver IC Technology Opens New Door of Applications for Automotive Lighting

One of the major focuses at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2020 was driver IC, who plays a critical role for automotive lighting technology. Driver IC companies across the world came to the event with their novel technology and components to simplify current management, improve the flexibility of light design and increase applications. Rohm released a new four channel LED driver BD18337EFV-M, which its thermal dispersion outputs can be controlled by one pin to reduce component and installation area. The driver can be applied in rear lights including brake lights and tail...
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2020-01-30

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】LED Technology to Upgrade Interior and Exterior Automotive Lighting

Every year at NEPCON and AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, industry professionals and experts across the world come and present their latest progresses as well as exchanging insights of development trends. LEDinside was honored to joined the show this year as well and observed that many companies who used to registered under NEPCON have moved to AUTOMOTIVE WORLD and showcased products of automotive LEDs and panels, marking transformations within the LED industry. EVERLIGHT, Taiwan’s LED packager, was one of the LED companies that m...
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2020-01-14

Osram Debuts New LEDs for Ultra-slim Headlight Design

LED development enables smaller and brighter light sources, leading to more compact and versatile headlamps. Osram as a world leading automotive LED supplier introduced its Oslon Boost HM that pays tribute to the trend of ultra-slim headlamp designs in vehicles. (Image: Osram) In addition to numerous features such as adaptive front lighting, often called bend lighting or matrix lighting, the miniaturization of this component plays a particularly important role. With the Oslon Boost HM, Osram developers have succeeded in achieving an outstanding brightness of 415 lm ...
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2019-11-18

Macroblock Debuts AEC-Q100 Certified MBI5353Q for Automotive Use

Macroblock announced that its LED driver IC MBI5353Q is certified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 for automotive use. With a broad operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C, MBI5353Q is regarded as an ideal solution and offering prominent user experiences for applications of various automotive display and relevant automotive parts. Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an organization founded by Chrysler, Ford, and GM, which established a high-quality standard for automotive electrical components to ensure the safety and reliability of vehicle operatio...
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2019-09-24

EVERLIGHT Releases VS-FI3535 Series for Face Recognition Solutions in Automotive Environments

Everlight announced the launch of three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices. The VS-FI3535 LED Series is suitable for driver facial recognition. The ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series can be used for automatic dimming of rear view mirrors and dashboard lights. The IR12-21C/TR8-AM LED, paired with the PD12-21C/TR8-AM, provides improved accuracy and sensitivity in touch screens. Everlight is committed to developing more products with smarter solutions. VS-FI3535 Series is used for driver facial recognition, mak...
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2019-09-20

Nichia Partners Infineon to Create Micro LED Automotive Lights with Adaptive Driving Beams

With Nichia’s LED and driver IC from Infineon, advanced automotive front light with Micro LED enables safer driving and innovative application. The two companies announced that they have started the development of a high-definition (HD) light engine with more than 16,000 Micro LEDs for front light applications. According to Nichia, the Micro LED-based matrix light will offer a resolution about 180 times higher compared to current front light solution, paving the way for improved safety features. For example, HD light can be used to warn the driver of haza...
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2019-07-17

Taiwanese LED Companies Keep Focus on Automotive Applications

Automotive applications including exterior/interior lighting and displays are the targeted area of several LED companies. Rising development of alternative fuel vehicles and self-driving technology push the deployment of LEDs in automobile as the features of higher lifetime and lower energy consumption have become even more critical. As results, several Taiwan-based LED companies have deepened their engagement in automotive LED applications, focusing lighting, sensing technology and display. Tesla supplier EOI continues to expand its automotive product portfolio and...
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2019-07-12

Lextar Reports Revenue Growth in 2Q19 with Focuses on Mini LED and Automotive Products

Vertically integrated LED manufacturer Lextar released its revenue of June 2019, which came to NT$845 million (US$27.2 million), up by 15.1% MoM and down by 7.02% YoY. Lextar began restructure in 2018 by drastically cutting off fixtures business and turning into high margin products including Mini LED backlight, display, automotive products and other. Currently, the company is processing Mini LED shipment steadily and plans to increase the share of Mini LED backlight product to 10% by the fourth quarter of 2019. It was also reported that panel manufacture...
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2019-07-10

ROHM Launches High Output Lens LEDs to Solve Light Leakage Problem of Instrument Clusters

Japan-based ROHM Semiconductor announced its new lens LED products with compact high output. This new lineup includes 18 devices, comprised of the CSL0901 series featuring standard brightness and the high brightness CSL0902 series. Recently, most vehicle instrument cluster designs have adopted shields to prevent light leakage from the LEDs to surrounding areas. However, light leakage remains a challenge due to a small amount of space that is required between the shield and the PCB to account for expansion caused by temperature changes. Additionally, high reliabili...
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2019-03-20

Lextar to Present Automotive Mini LED and VCSEL Applications at ALE

Vertically integrated LED manufacturer Lextar will exhibit its latest automotive LED developments including applications of Mini LED RGB module and VCSEL, as well as its cutting-edge automotive LED lighting matrix module at Shanghai International Auto Lamp Exhibition (ALE) from March 21 and 22, 2019. Lextar is showcasing its automotive LED lighting matrix module for the first time. The lighting module consisting 240 LED chips with an average luminance intensity of 15,000cd. With its high brightness, the product can project dynamic graphics and info...
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2019-01-22

【NEPCON JAPAN】Five Highlights of Automotive LED and Electronic Products

The installation of sophisticated electronic devices in vehicles has been a rising trend in the automotive industry. This development has also brought about the rapid growth in related application demands, which include safety solutions, automation solutions, electric powertrain, and other categories of automotive electronics. Likewise, the automotive industry represents an increasingly important market for electronics manufacturers. At this year’s NEPCON Japan, many Japanese suppliers of automotive electronics have participated in the exhibition. Their presence indicates ...
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2018-12-12

LEDinside Expects Risks of Oversupply to Continue in Global LED Industry for 2019; Niche Applications Would Provide New Growth Momentum

LED companies have been keeping low stocking due to the sluggish demand in the end markets in 2018 and impacts of the China-US trade war, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Looking ahead to 2019, the overall industry still has risks of oversupply, but demands for niche applications, including fine-pitch LED digital display, Mini LED backlight, UV-C LED, automotive lighting and high-efficiency lighting LED, have a positive outlook and may drive the market growth in the future. After the recent G20 summit, China and the U.S. have announced to ...
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2018-11-07

Osram Revise Business Structure to Focus on Digitalization

Osram has announced the financial results of fiscal 2018 and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and addressed that it will focus on digitalization and high-growth markets.
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2018-08-09

LiteOn and Everlight Push Automotive Lighting and Invisible LED

Lite-On Technology has reported a revenue of NT$15.5 billion (US$506 million) for July with a decrease of 21.05% MoM and 11.49% YoY. 
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2018-04-08

BRIGHTEK Showcased a Full Series of Automotive Lighting Solutions, Aiming to Expand Automotive LED Product Lines

As a Taiwan enterprise integrating LED R&D, production and sales as one, BRIGHTEK has focused on automotive LED market for many years. It exhibited a full series of automotive LED products and solutions at Shanghai ALE 2018 during March 28 to March 29. In the meantime, LEDinside had the opportunity to interview Zhong Xunhui, the special assistant of general manager in BRIGHTEK, who kindly shared BRIGHTEK’s development trend and plan in automotive LED market.
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2018-02-08

LEDinside Says Prices of Certain LED Package Products Went Down Slightly in January, Suppliers Promote the Sales of Mid-power 3030 LEDs

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that some high and mid-power LED package products in China's market witnessed slight price drop in January 2018 as suppliers were trying to clear inventory at the year end.
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2017-06-05

Edison Opto Will Showcase at 2017 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Edison Opto will showcase the latest lighting products at 2017 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition from June 09 to June 12, 2017, including automotive LED, outdoor lighting, TM-30 technique, flexible filament bulb series, and horticulture lighting. The booth will be located at No.A19 in Hall 10.2, China Import and Export Fair Complex.
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2017-04-18

EVERLIGHT Exhibits New Product for Automotive Exterior at TAIPEI AMPA 2017

EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry committed to R&D of automotive LED products, is going to showcase its newest products for automotive interior & exterior at TAIPEI AMPA 2017; and its high-tech ADB matrix intelligent headlights and ADAS application products therein are the most outstanding products; moreover, the ADB matrix intelligent LED headlight is awarded the "Innovation Awards" at the TAIPEI AMPA 2017. We sincerely welcome your visit to EVERLIGHT booth for product presentation and communication (J1212).
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2017-03-27

Lextar to Announce LED PES Headlamp Module

Vertically integrated LED manufacturer Lextar announces the latest LED Poly-Ellipsoid Headlight System (PES) headlamp module. Tailored for automotive and motorcycle headlights, the brand-new LED PES headlight module is equipped with Lextar’s independently designed optical lens that can boost maximum luminance to 70,000cd. 
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2017-03-07

EVERLIGHT Highlights Top Trends in Automotive LED Lighting

During the 2017 Chief Analyst Market Seminar, held by LEDinside and CNLED on February 20th, when asked about the future of automotive LED lighting, C.W. Wang, Deputy Director of Automotive Lighting Department, EVERLIGHT, said, “With the adoption of LED lighting and smart technology, the car of the future is more than just transport. This is the trend in automotive LED lighting.”
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2017-01-19

Light Tech EXPO 2017 Show Report: Taiwanese Manufacturers Seize Business Opportunities in the Field of Automotive Technology and Other Niche Markets

At the 9th Light Tech EXPO 2017, an exhibition for LED/OLED technology and application in Japan, Taiwanese manufacturers endeavoured to promote products representing their cutting-edge LED applications and other lighting technologies. 
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2014-03-07

Auto LED Light Bar Collection With CREE LED Chips from LIGHTUP LED

LIGHTUP LED released its auto LED light bar collection, which comes with CE and RoHS approval. With CREE LED chips, these LED light bars are waterproof, dust-proof and explosion proof. Their quality and lumens have been greatly improved by the advanced technology and experience of LIGHTUP LED.
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2009-02-03

LED solutions by OSRAM let the 2010 Ford Mustang shine - inside and out

Introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the new Ford Mustang boasts the latest lighting technology by OSRAM. The American sports car, which hits the market in 2010, features variable LED interior lighting with OSRAM TOPLED. The JOULE LED system is the basis for the American muscle car’s rear signal lighting and gives the car a modern look as well as added efficiency and security.
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2008-12-31

Osram to Order Automotive LEDs from Harvatek in 2009

Taiwan surface-mounted chip LED manufacturer Harvatek Inc. recently announces that it would start an automotive-LED partnership with Osram in 2009 after two years of effort.
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