2019-10-15

LG Launches LED-backlit 4K TVs with NanoCell Display Technology

LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra HD TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG is bringing its display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of LG's NanoCell IPS technology panels to enhance picture performance with better color accuracy and wider viewing angles for LED-backlit LCD TVs. (Image: LG) LG's proprietary NanoCell technology uses nano particles to absorb surplus wavelengths of ...
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2019-08-13

Epistar Reports Revenue Increase with Rising Demands for Backlight Products in 2H19

As the industry enters high season, LED chip maker Epistar reported revenue increase with rising demands for consumer products. Epistar registered a revenue of NT$1.396 billion (US$44.32 million) in July, which reached a peak in the past three month with an on-month increase of 14.24%. For 2Q19, the company posted revenues of NT$ 4.027 billion (US$1.279 billion), dropped by 23.95%YoY and 7.3%QoQ. The company has been suffered from operation loss in the past few quarters with market uncertainty caused by the on-going trade dispute between the U.S. and China. D...
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2019-07-11

Seoul Semiconductor Accuses Conrad of Infringing LED Patents

Seoul Semiconductor (Seoul) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Conrad Electronic, a European retailer of electronic products, in the District Court of Düsseldorf in Germany. Seoul reported that the LEDs in backlit mobile phones sold by Conrad are infringing the company’s patent for LED light extraction technology. The patent covers fundamental LED chip fabrication technology to extract light efficiently, significantly enhancing brightness. Conrad is currently selling hundreds of different models of Korean, U.S. and China mobile phones. Ac...
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2019-06-13

Seoul Semiconductor Files Second Patent Lawsuit against Philips TV Products Distributor for Infringement of LCD Backlight System Technology

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, against The Factory Depot Advantages, a distributor of Philips TV display. In its complaint, Seoul asserts that a Philips LED TV display being sold by this distributor infringe ten patents regarding manufacturing of LED backlighting unit. Particularly, these patented technologies encompass LED TV backlight unit system for enhancing Color Gamut of LCD displays, and LED lenses for providing uniform ...
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2019-06-05

Apple Announces LED Backlit Pro Display XDR at WWDC 2019

Rumors about Apple said that the company will launch Mini LED products in the second half of 2019. Nevertheless, at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2019, Mini LED products have not showed up. Instead, Apple presented a 32-inch HDR display, Pro Display XDR which adopts direct LED backlight. (Image: Apple) Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch 6K LCD monitor featuring a resolution of 6,016*3,384, 1,600 nits peak and 1,000 nits sustained brightness and a contract rate of 1,000,000:1. These characteristics were achieved by using a direct ...
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2018-10-08

Epistar Announces Revenue Growth with Sales of LED Backlight and Fine Pitch Products

With the orders of backlight products and fine pitch displays, Epistar has reached the highest monthly revenue of NT$ 1.93 billion (US$ 62.38 million) of the year in September with an increase of 1.36% MoM and a decrease of 22% YoY. 
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2018-05-14

“Eyes on the World” -----BMTC Releases Its Global TV Backlighting Strategy

In order to conform to the development trend of TVs, and combing with the accurate judgment of the development of the TV market, BMTC has released its global TV backlighting strategy for 2018. The strategy covers a comprehensive layout in terms of technology and patent, which aims to seize market opportunities and strive for market commanding heights.
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2017-11-29

Dialog Semiconductor Acquires ams AG's LED Backlight Business

ams, a supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has divested its LED backlight technology and product portfolio to Dialog Semiconductor through an asset transaction.
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2017-03-29

Global Display Solutions Expands the Lite PLUS Series to 98" 4Ks

Global Display Solutions (GDS) announced the introduction of its 98" Lite Plus 4K display, designed for use in retail and advertising networked systems, such as shopping malls, in-store windows and public venues.
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2017-03-23

VIZIO Rolls Out 2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series™ Collection to Canada

VIZIO, Inc. announced the availability of its all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E-Series collection in the Canadian market. The next generation E-Series boasts models from the 55" – 80" class size and continues to offer brilliant picture quality and features not commonly found in other entry-level displays. 
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2016-09-23

GE New Red Phosphor Technology Unlocks Wide Color Gamut for LED-Backlit LCD Screens

GE has unlocked the wide color gamut potential for mobile phones, tablets, PCs and TVs with its RadiantRed™ Technology, delivering greater overall color and the truest red color possible in LED-backlit LCD displays. The technology offers manufacturers the ability to create the brightest, most colorful LED HD displays available for a wide range of devices, including the next generation of mobile devices and high dynamic range (HDR) TVs.
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2016-09-22

LRC Calls for Volunteers for Study on Effects of Light from iPad Screens

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is recruiting subjects 18-30 years old to participate in a paid study that will take place on four consecutive Fridays: September 30, October 7, October 14, and October 21. The goal of the study is to test the effects of light from Apple iPad screens on melatonin production.
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2016-09-13

AOTO Unveils 8K LED Video Wall Displays at IBC 2016

Shenzhen AOTO Electronics has invested in AV Stumpfl® Wings Engine Raw 8K uncompressed super media servers to showcase core content for all customer presentations, exhibitions and trade shows globally.
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2016-08-11

Nichia Blocks Chinese LED Competitors with Patent Infringement Suit Against TCL

Nichia’s patent infringement suit filed against the world’s third largest TV vendor TCL Multimedia (TCL) and subsidiary TTE Technology (TTE) on Aug. 8, 2016, is a significant move to prevent unpatented Chinese LED chips from entering U.S., said LEDinside analysts.
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2016-05-17

Epistar Upholds Positive Outlook for Small Pitch LED Display Market

The LED display market preference in 2015 were small pitch LED displays, and high definition products. These products that have been under the industry spotlight last year continued to show strong growth this year, especially in China. Small pitch LED displays is gaining traction in other regional markets including Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. Emerging markets, such as Middle East and South America where the 2016 Olympics will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, also witnessed soaring growth for small pitch LED displays. To learn more about display technology advancements and trend analyses, LEDinside spoke to international and Taiwanese LED chip manufacturers and other related industry players.
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2016-03-25

Nichia Talks about Suit Filed against Vizio

Nichia announced several LED patent lawsuits this week, including its two patent infringement suits filed against TV manufacturer Vizio in Eastern Court of Texas and District Court for the Central District of California in U.S., and ongoing YAG patents lawsuit against Everlight China. The lawsuit filed against Vizio stands out in particular, since it targets the end product manufacturer instead of a LED chip or component supplier.
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2016-01-29

Smart Lighting Designs in LCD Backlight Proximity Sensors

One of the benefits of automating control systems within buildings is the ability to customize services and personalize a user’s environment; the human machine interface (HMI) is the gateway to such controls. The addition of proximity sensing is an underutilized improvement to many interfaces in an automated building ecosystem, including thermostats, security-system keypads, monitors and elevator call buttons. Proximity sensors can improve the user experience, decrease power consumption, and increase the life of the liquid crystal display (LCD) and backlight.
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2016-01-12

Apple iOS 9.3 Upgrade Includes Blue Light Reduction Features

Apple’s latest software update iOS 9.3 has built in blue light reduction features to make it easier for users to sleep at night, according to a Mac Rumors report.
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2015-03-25

Epistar Chairman: LED Backlight Market Demands Will Bounce Back in April

Backlight orders have eased this month, but will rebound in April, a UDN report cited Epistar Chairman B.J. Lee saying at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2015.
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2015-03-10

Planar Systems Debuts Fine-Pitch LED Video Walls

Planar Systems, a global leader in display and digital signage technology, announced the Planar® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System, which combines a proprietary, advanced design across a choice of four resolutions ranging from 1.6 to 3.1 millimeter pitch, providing exceptional visual performance, thin mounting depth, precise alignment, mission-critical reliability and adaptability to different customer uses. Planar will debut the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System this week at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2015.
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2014-12-17

Epistar Acquires Samsung Backlight Orders

As the LED industry inventory adjustments ends, Epistar has received a large order from Samsung in December, which is expected to spur the Taiwanese LED manufacturers growth, according to an UDN report.
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2014-12-11

Everlight Plans for Lighting Market Expansion in LED Off-season

LED manufacturer Everlight plans to expand in the lighting market as the company’s revenue for November was down due to LED backlight slack season.
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2014-09-09

[Features] What to Expect on the iPhone 6

Apple’s iPhone 6 is finally here. The company’s CEO Tim Cook unveiled the phones at Apple’s Special Event which took place during the twilight hours in Taiwan on Sept. 10, 2014 (Taipei time). Some of the rumors about the iPhone 6 specs proved true, such as the phones coming in two different sizes. The smaller 4.7-inch phone has been coined iPhone 6 by the Cupertino company, while the larger 5.5-inch has been named the iPhone 6 Plus.
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2014-09-05

What to Expect on the iPhone 6

Loyal Apple fans have probably started the countdown to Sept. 9, 2014, when the company will be unveiling the much anticipated iPhone 6 at Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, U.S. Staying true to its secretive nature, the company’s press conference invitation uses the catchy phrase “Wish we could say more.” With less than one week left on the clock, many in the industry believe Apple will be showcasing the iPhone 6, 12.9-inch iPads and iWatches at the event. 
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2014-07-11

Chinese TV Brands’ Rise Drives Backlight-use LED Manufacturers to Intensify Backlight Market Strategy, says TrendForce

Global shipment proportions for Chinese TV brands are increasing yearly, with the possibility to reach 28 percent in 2014, according to the latest China LED Package Industry Market Report from LEDinside, a division of research organization TrendForce. Six Chinese TV brands will benefit the most from domestic demands in 2014. LED manufacturers beginning to pay more attention to opportunities in this market segment due to low in-house LED production capacity of Chinese TV brands and low strategic alliance among LED manufacturers. The supply chain for Chinese TV brands has started to change. Once reliant on Taiwanese and Korean LEDs, Chinese package manufacturers is starting to change as price competition heats up and technology matures. 
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2014-07-11

Jufei Optoelectronics Net Income to Grow 50% in 2014

China based Jufei Optoelectronics released their 2014 half year performance report on July 10, 2014. The company estimates net income available to stockholders to reach around RMB 76.57-97.88 million (US $12.3-15.7 million), up 25-50 percent YoY. 
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2014-06-27

Apple to Include LED Backlight in Future Macbook Keyboards

Apple has applied for a new patent for the development of an LED based keyboard, according to Patently Apple. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published the company’s patent application on June 26, 2014. 
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2014-06-13

Texas Instruments Gives Insight on How to Improve Backlight Efficiency in Portable Displays

When you look at today’s smartphones, or phablets and you see that the screens are getting bigger and bigger, do you realize that the display is what is taking up most of the power in the system?  
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2014-05-13

Seasonal Factors Impact Lextar 1Q14 Revenue Performance

LED manufacturer Lextar released their fiscal first quarter 2014 financial report on May 12, 2014. The company reported revenue dropped 3 percent QoQ to NT $3.22 billion (US $106.7 million) but up 11.6 percent from 1Q13. Gross margin improved 2.3 percent QoQ to 12.5 percent. Net profit for 1Q14 reached NT $21 million with EPS of NT $0.05. 
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2014-04-09

Epistar Revenue Hits Record High in March

Epistar raked in profits in 1Q14, benefitting from strong LED backlight and lighting order demands. The Taiwanese epitaxy manufacturer performed better than first quarter last year, with growth of 44.33 percent YoY. 
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

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