Caltech Researchers Develop Economic Flat Optical Lenses

Engineers at Caltech have developed a system of flat optical lenses that can be easily mass-produced and integrated with image sensors, paving the way for cheaper and lighter cameras in everything from cell phones to medical devices.
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Osram Launches Compact LEDs for Mobile Fitness Applications

The new versions of the PointLED and Firefly LEDs are Osram Opto Semiconductors’ latest additions to its portfolio for use in mobile applications such as fitness tracking and health monitoring. Osram can therefore offer its customers a greater selection of products – to supplement its integrated sensors. Thanks to their greater brightness, the PointLEDs in true green offer better performance and provide better signals than comparable solutions on the market. The Firefly E 1608 in hyper red has a special narrow-band wavelength range around 660 nm so it also offers optimized signal recognition. It is suitable for measuring oxygen levels in blood, while the true green version is ideal for use in pulse monitors. Both color versions of the Firefly have the advantage of compact dimensions, giving customers greater flexibility in designing their products.
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Xiaomi on Samsung Smartphone OLED Display Waiting List

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is on Samsung Display’s OLED display waiting list that is running well into 2017, reported Korean media etnews.
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Samsung New Galaxy Note 7 Features Iris Recognition and AMOLED Screens

Samsung Electronics continues to drive innovation in the smartphone market with the Galaxy Note7 by building on the company’s category-defining leadership with advanced features. From refined craftsmanship, premium materials to a unique, symmetric edge design, the Galaxy Note7 continues to set a new standard for large-screen smartphones. The Galaxy Note7 is highly water resistant (IP68)1 and provides top-of-the-line security options, combining Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including iris scanning, as well as immersive entertainment features. Galaxy Note7 strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to do more than what they thought possible on a smartphone.
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OLED Displays to Provide Shatterproof Phone Solutions

These days, it seems like gadgets are constantly improving, and now the next big development may be organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. The technology promises to improve your phones' quality, durability and even foldability. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at the market for this technology and why it is expected to more than double by 2020.
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Oppo Find 9 Integrates LED Indicator Lights

Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo has revealed the designs and specs of its flagship Oppo Find 9, one of its most popular phone models of the year that is projected to be released on the market in the next few months, reported Mobipicker.
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EVERLIGHT Introduces New Ambient Light and Proximity Sensors for Advanced Smartphone and Laptop Applications

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. , a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, introduces two three-in-one sensor modules, APM-16D17-05-DF8 and APM-16D17-06-DF8 for use in environment brightness detection and smart switching in high end and standard smart phones, tablet PCs, residential smart lighting and digital signage applications.
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UpLamp Turns Smartphone into Ambient Bedside LED Lamp

      UpLamp launched a campaign on Kickstarter to finance its smartphone driven bedside lamp. The team pledges EUR 36,000 for the UpLamp.   Lamps that detect motions and dim correspondingly may not be new, but UpLamp turns it into a smartphone docking station.       The LED lamp uses the smartphone’s flash camera as its light source. With specially designed optic and plastic resin, UPLamp creates soft glow that is ideal for bed time mood....
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Edison Opto Introduces Bright Flash LED

With the increasing demand for smartphones, the market request for mobile phone pixel has been rising. To provide the best photography effects for customers, mobile phone manufacturers require the specification of phone flash should be upgraded. At present, the brightness range of Flash LEDs is between 180~280lm, with each smartphone using 1-2 LED pieces. Benefitting from the booming up smartphone market, the usage volume of Flash LED has continued to grow.
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LEDinside 2014 Backlight / Lighting Level Package / Lighting Market Outlook

4Q13 Silver+ Member Report- Outline Lighting Market Development Trend-Outline Lighting Level Package Market Trend- Product Development and Strategy  Trend One: Rising Commercial, Industrial And Outdoor Lighting Markets
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LEDinside: Taiwanese LED manufacturers’ sales revenue in May sets a record high; order demand for backlight in June remains steady

As indicated by market research organization TrendForce’s research division LEDinside, LED market demand was benefited from inventory demand and lighting market order demand. In May, 2013, Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers’ total sales revenue increased to NTD10.96 billion (+6.8%MoM,+23.8%YoY). Meanwhile, Taiwanese listed LED chip manufacturers’ total sales revenue reached NTD4.44 billion (+6.7%MoM,+10.9%YoY). Moreover, that of Taiwanese listed LED package manufacturers also increased to NTD6.52 billions (+6.9%MoM,+34.4%YoY).
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Smartphone LED Projector Puts Apps On The Big Screen & Boosts Battery

Just imagine it: A new high score on Angry Birds projected on a 5o inch screen for all the world to see! Or, perhaps more practically, using your tablet to give an important presentation when the company’s projector goes on the fritz. All this and more is possible thanks to Brookstone’s Compact 80-Lumen Pocket Projector. At approximately 4 in. x 4 in., the Pocket Projector is small enough to tuck into your briefcase or carry on. When connected via HDMI to most smartphones, tablets, computers, cameras, etc., however, its bright LED lamp is capable of proje...
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output and efficiency for LEDs of this size. The... READ MORE