2020-09-08

Mini/Micro LED Technologies to Support New Automotive Applications

According to the latest report of TrendForce, “2020 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis,” demands for automotive LED increase stably driven by advanced applications such as intelligent headlamp, central tunnel taillights, HDR automotive displays, ambient lights and more. Headlamps play the major role in the development of automotive LED lighting. The driving momentum include halogen replacement, small aperture, adaptive driving beam (ADB) and projection. TrendForce analyzed that halogen replacement and ADB will occup...
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2020-04-30

Micro LED Headlight Jointly Developed by Valeo and Cree in Test Drive

In a report covered by Driving Vision News (DVN) in December 2019, we found that Valeo’s PictureBeam system was tested. The adaptive driving beam (ADB) system was co-developed by Valeo and Cree with a resolution of nearly 4000 pixels to deliver road marking functions. ADB system with high resolution is a trend for automotive lighting. Many automotive component manufacturers have teamed up with LED companies to develop LED array solutions based on Micro LEDs. The PictureBeam system created by Valeo and Cree is one of them. The two companies demonst...
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2020-01-15

EVERLIGHT Demonstrates Intelligent Automotive Products at NEPCON Japan 2020

Taiwan LED packager EVERLIGHT is demonstrating its complete automotive production lines and related modules such as Mini LED lamp, smart multi array lamp and fish scale rear lamps at NEPCON Japan 2020, taking place during January 15 to 17. With continuous evolution of global technology and digital transformation of the automotive industry, EVERLIGHT has adopted the ISELED technology to launch the EL SMARTLED series (3.0x4.1x0.9mm) with embedded smart ICs in order to comply with these trends and target intelligent innovation and R&D...
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2019-12-30

Tesla Supplier Sets up New Facility in Taiwan for Automotive and Mini LED Displays

Tesla light source supplier, EOI (Excellence Optoelectronics Inc), hold a groundbreaking ceremony on December 27 for its new facility at Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park. The new facility will be used for research and development of Mini LED for automotive displays and large size display, as well as automotive LED lighting module. EOI’s new facility will cover an area of 20,000 square meters with an 11-floor building. The construction is expected to be finished in 2021. LEDinside covered in October 2018 that EOI announced its plan to develop Mini L...
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2019-12-06

SiLC and Varroc Lighting Systems to Demonstrate LiDAR Integrated Headlamp at CES 2020

SiLC Technologies, the provider of integrated single-chip FMCW LiDAR solutions, and vehicle lighting supplier Varroc Lighting Systems announced that they will join force to demonstrate a LiDAR integration into a production automotive headlamp at CES 2020. The Varroc Lighting Systems headlamp combines its LED design and four of SiLC's silicon photonics FMCW vision chips providing a full 20 x 80-degree field of view (FOV) per headlamp. (Image: Varroc Lighting System/SiLC) According to SiLC, its compact LiDAR chip architecture c...
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2019-11-27

Magna Acquires Czech Automotive Lighting Company

Canada-based automotive component provider Magna announced the acquisition of Wipac Czech, an automotive lighting engineering firm located in Czech Republic. The transaction was closed last week and will expand Magna’s engineering capabilities globally. Wipac Czech’s engineering team designs and develops automotive forward lighting, primarily for European exotic and luxury brand including Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, McLaren, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Audi, Daimler, BMW and Porsche. (Image: Magna) “We see Wipac Czech playing an imp...
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2019-10-14

EVERLIGHT to Demonstrate Intelligent Automotive Products at CEATEC Japan

EVERLIGHT, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will demonstrate the complete production lines and Mini LED lamp modules as well as other products such as Smart Multi Array Lamp and Fish Scale Rear Lamps at 2019 CEATEC, Japan during October 15 to 18. Everlight will promote the fish scale lamps in the fourth quarter of 2019. By using the light-guided plate with CH2016 package, the luminescence effect is similar to that for OLED, reducing a lot of cost as well as its solidness and reliability better than those for OLED....
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2019-09-23

Everlight Releases EL SMARTLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications

Everlight, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, released a new generation lighting products for automotive interior application. The new EL SMARTLED (S for smart, M for multi-function, A for automotive, R for RGB and T for technology) Series is suitable for automotive interior lighting applications to present colorful combinations in the vehicle interior. Featuring a unique package technology to achieve improved uniformity of light, the EL SMARTLED Series’ embedded intelligent IC driver can better manage colors and adjus...
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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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2019-08-15

Magna Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Accelerating Innovative Technologies including ADAS and Micro LED Lighting

Automotive component supplier Magna announced the opening of a new electronics manufacturing facility in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, USA. The facility consolidates three nearby locations into a single site which occupies 21,367.7 square meters (230,000 square foot). (Image: Magna) With nearly US$ 50 million investment, Magna expects the new facility to accelerate large-scale deployment of future technologies such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), advanced robotics and Micro LED lighting. Magna built partnership with Micro LED technology p...
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2019-01-30

Osram Introduces Laser-based Automotive Light

Osram debuted the second generation of blue multi-mode laser diodes for cars to illuminate the road condition when driving at night. The laser diodes doubles the range compared to previous LED solutions to 600 meters and simplifies the system design at the same time, when used in the auxiliary high beam of the car. With brighter light source, Osram’s PLPT9 450D_E A01 laser makes driving at night safer. (Image: Osram) “With our newly developed laser diode, car lights can be designed and built even smaller than before – without compromising light out...
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2019-01-10

【CES 2019】Hyundai MOBIS Introduces Communication Lighting for Autonomous Vehicle

Hyundai MOBIS is showcasing the latest Communication Lighting concept at CES 2019. Communication Lighting uses an "Indicating Lighting Zone" to indicate when an autonomous vehicle is operating in self-driving mode. The concept also includes a "Communication Lighting Zone" that uses LED, digital boards, headlamp projection and sound to communicate with nearby pedestrians and vehicles during various driving scenarios. According to Hyundai MOBIS, autonomous vehicles outfitted with Communication Lighting can detect a pedestrian from more tha...
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2019-01-04

2019 Automotive LED Market Trend Analysis – Part Two

LEDinside illustrated the global car sales situation in 2018 and explained how the US-China trade war has impacted the automobile market and indirectly influenced the automotive LED market in the past year. In the second part of the analysis, we will further discuss the application trends of automotive LED as well as the global industrial chain of automotive LED. Mainstream automotive LED application trends The automotive LEDs are adopted in various places in cars including interior and exterior lighting, dashboards and rear view mirrors. Headlights as the m...
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2019-01-03

2019 Automotive LED Market Trend Analysis – Part One

As a niche application with high profit, automotive LED lighting has been under the spotlight of many LED manufacturers. With 2019 starting, LEDinside would like to share some insights of the market trend on automotive LED. Global vehicle sales slows down due to the US-China disputes In the first half of 2018, car sales had slowly grown as the global economy was relatively stable. However, as the extra tariffs imposed by the Trump government came to effect in July, the on-going US-China dispute has created uncertainty in the global market and affected the sales...
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2018-12-20

RITEK Group and Luminit Set up Joint Venture for Automotive Lighting Applications

Taiwan-based optical disc maker RITEK announced that its subsidiary, RiTdisplay and Luminit, a light sharping diffuser supplier in the U.S., are going to set up a joint venture in Taiwan focusing on automotive lighting. The RITEK group began its business in optical disc production and has expanded its operation to storage media, nano-technology, OLED displays and others. RiTdisplay is the subsidiary of RITEK which focuses on OLED development and production. On the other hand, Luminit specializes in light sharping technology for lighting, display, automot...
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2018-11-15

Osram to Showcase New Automotive Lighting at the 2018 Essen Motor Show

Osram has announced that it will present its state-of-the-art LED automotive lighting at the 2018 Essen Motor Show which will be held from December 1st to 9th. The company has launched new Osram LEDriving products for the replacement of halogen and xenon light. LEDriving work lights and additional headlights are new additions to the Osram portfolio. The new headlamps with novel LED technology offer greater output than the original headlamps. In addition, the LED retrofit headlamp can deliver low-beam, high-beam, daytime running lights, position lights and turn ind...
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2018-10-29

Tesla LED Light Sources Supplier to Develop Mini/Micro LED Automotive Displays

Automotive LED light supplier Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) has reported its continuous yearly growth in the past three quarters of 2018 and announced that it plans to develop Mini LED and Micro LED displays for automotive applications and larger size displays. (Image: EOI) EOI has supplied its Flexible Uniflex rear lamp module and LED light sources for the center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) for Tesla Model 3. Currently it ships 5000-6000 units per week for Tesla Model 3 and the company is looking forward to increasing the shipment. Si...
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2018-10-08

Osram Opto Joins the ISELED Alliance for Innovative Automotive Lighting Development

Osram Opto Semiconductors has joined the ISELED Alliance which aims to set up an industrial ecosystem to provide solutions for automotive LED lighting.
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2018-09-26

Osram Launches New Ambient Light Sensor and Extends Managing Board Contracts of CFO and CTO

Osram Opto Semiconductors has added SFH 5701 A01, a new ambient light sensor (ALS) with integrated circuitry (IC) to its automotive sector portfolio. 
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2018-09-18

Osram Emphasizes Its Focus on Semiconductor Development

Osram has been addressing its position as a high-tech company. At the Osram Opto Semiconductors Market and Technology Day in Munich, Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, noted again that, “Osram is very well positioned strategically and financially for the technologies and trends of the future. We are becoming the leading photonics champion. Our semiconductor segment OS forms the technological backbone of our strategic development."
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2018-09-14

Seoul Semiconductor Charged Its Former Employees for Divulging LED Technology

Seoul Semiconductor has announced that three of its former employees were charged for divulgence of the company’s LED technology. The police in South Korea have investigated the case and are expected to detain the three individuals. 
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2018-09-13

Osram Showcases Automotive Lighting Applications at Automechanika 2018

Osram is presenting its latest automotive lighting products at Automechanika, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for the automotive service industry held biennially in Frankfurt, Germany. This year the event is taking place during September 11-15 with more than 5,000 exhibitors joining the fair. 
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2018-07-02

Nichia Develops a Full Range of LED Products and Strengthens its Micro LED Force

Nichia considered that in 2H18, the competition between LED makers will still go on due to the excess capacity of LED backlight and the weak market demands in the past two quarters. As the prices of LED chips and packaging has been down for years, there might be more acquisitions between corporates and some collapses for small and medium sized manufacturers. Generally speaking, 2018 is a tough year for the LED industry. 
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2018-06-15

EVERLIGHT Expands Production of Automotive Lighting and Invisible LED in 2H18

Taiwanese LED packaging company, EVERLIGHT, plans to increase the production capacity and revenue of automotive lighting and invisible LED including UV, IR and sensor for the second half of 2018.
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2018-05-03

Osram Accelerates Its Technological Shift and Explores Future Markets

“The first half of the fiscal year was challenging due to various factors. However, the long-term growth trend remains intact, while the reorganization and the technological shift are continuing,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2018-05-02

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves USD 263 Million Revenues for 1Q18 Due to Strong Automotive Lighting Sales

Seoul Semiconductor on April 30 announced consolidated first-quarter revenues of Korean won (KrW) 283.0 billion (USD 263 million). The rise in consolidated revenue came from strong sales in general lighting, especially from the automotive lighting segment and strength across all application segments, with the IT division delivering high single digit growth YoY. The results fall within the company’s guided KrW 270 billion and KrW 290 billion for the quarter.
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2018-04-30

MLS Marches into Automotive Lighting Market

Major Chinese LED package supplier MLS teams up with Taiwanese auto lamp manufacturers to develop automotive lighting. Targets of its early stage development are aftermarkets of rear lamp and turn signal in Taiwan.
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2018-04-15

Epistar, Lextar Expect Revenue Lifts with the Launch of Mini LED in 2H18

Taiwan LED manufacturers recently announce their first-quarter revenues. The revenues of Epistar and Lextar both declined more than 10% YoY. In 2H18, these two companies will launch new Mini LED products, which might help increase their revenues.
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2018-04-13

Tesla LED Light Sources Supplier to be Listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange

Taiwan-based auto lamp modules and components manufacturer Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) on April 10 announced to go public on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on May 9.
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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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