2019-05-15

LEDinside: Lighting LED Package Products Prices Drop by a Small Margin in April, with Suppliers Searching for a Way out Via Niche Market Development

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, points out in its latest price report that China's mainstream high-power and mid-power LED package products registered a marginal drop in April, 2019, among which lighting LED package product prices continued their descent through April, with high-power products dropping by around 1%, and mid-power LED products dropping by 1%-4%. TrendForce Analyst Terri Wang asserts that suppliers are continually capitalizing on niche markets to carve a way out of this ditch. Lumileds, for example, added a new 120° dome-shaped product ...
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2019-03-26

【ALE 2019】LED Penetration Rate Increases with Trends of Diversification and Intelligentization

The 14th Auto Lamp Industry Development Forum and the 5th Shanghai International Auto Lamp Exhibition (ALE) was held in Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center on March 21, 2019. More tha...
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2019-02-15

Lextar and Epistar Continues Its Shipment of Mini LED Backlight Products; Lite-On Reports LED Revenue Increase

Taiwanese LED companies announced their revenue of January 2019. Epistar and Lextar posted on-month revenue increase while Lite-On reported growth in LED products. Epistar registered a revenue of NT$ 1.27 billion (US$ 41.16 million) for January which increased by 6.56% MoM but dropped by 32.4% YoY. Impacted by the trade dispute and political uncertainty, business growth in the global LED market is not expected by the industry players. To cope with the sluggish market, Epistar has focused on Mini LED backlight products targeting high-end display applicatio...
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2019-01-14

DOMINANT Introduces seddLED, The World’s First True Digital LED

The concept of interior ambient lighting became popular during the 2000’s with monochrome color, such as orange, with the concept of harmonizing the luminance level between the interior of vehicle and external environment, consequently decreasing driver’s fatigue during night driving. Static RGB ambient lighting that began sometime in 2010 offers ambience and mood according to passenger’s preference which also created brand recognition of certain automobiles. This was then followed by the demand of dynamic lighting effects for different scenarios e.g. welcome light ef...
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2019-01-07

Razer Works with Leap Motor to Bring its Chroma Lighting to Cars

Razer, the gaming peripherals provider which is famous for its LED-encrusted keyboard, has step into the automotive business with its Chroma lighting integrated in cars through the partnership with Leap Motor, a Chinese electric car startup. On January 3rd, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan announced on his Instagram that the company has teamed up with Leap Motor for adopting its Chroma lighting to automotive applications. He said, “Razer Chroma is the world's largest RGB platform and I'm excited to announce that Leapmotor, the hot electric car startup fro...
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2018-12-10

Selectronic and Hongli Zhihui Collaborate with Epistar for Automotive Product Development

Selectronic, a UK-based specialist, has partnered with Chinese LED packager Hongli Zhuihui with a US$ 75 million collaboration agreement. The two companies will work with Taiwanese company Epistar to boost LED automotive product development. Selectronic is a distributor of LEDs in Europe for Hongli. Through the partnership with Epistar, Hongli will buy Epistar’s patented automotive LED chips for the production of automotive LED lighting and the development of automotive LED products. The strategic agreement between the companies will run until O...
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2018-11-26

LG Innotek Introduces LED Automotive Line Lamps “Nexlide-L”

LG Innotek announced the development of “Nexlide-L”, a line lighting module for automobiles. The company said that the lighting module of 3mm width is the thinnest among automotive exterior lamps and can emit bright and uniform light. LG Innotek is ready to supply customized designs of the products as the quality and mass production tests were completed. LG Innotek implemented its proprietary “LED lighting structure design technology” to realize the ultra-slim line lamp “Nexlide-L”. This cutting-edge technology makes the original dot-s...
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2018-11-19

LG Innotek and Everlight Present LED Automotive Application at Electronica 2018

Electronica 2018, the biannual electronic components exhibition, was held in Munich, Germany, from November 13th to 16th. Several world leading LED producers joined the event to showcase their novel technology developments and innovative applications. Korea-based LG Innotek and Everlight from Taiwan both participated in Electronica 2018 and demonstrated their LED products and applications. LG Innotek presented its automotive and electronic components for electric and smart vehicles during the event and aims to increase its presence in the European market. The compan...
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2018-11-16

ISELED Alliance Integrates Supply Chain to Boost Innovative Automotive LED Applications

At electronica 2016 Inova Semiconductors launched the innovative ISELED technology, a groundbreaking approach for interior automotive lighting. At the same time the ISELED Alliance was announced. The alliance aims to coordinate between its members and build an ecosystem for the ISELED technology whose core is a “digital” RGB-LED, with a tiny controller inside the LED package. This innovative approach reduces costs, simplifies control, and expands the functionality of LED lighting in the automobile significantly. (Image: ISELED) T...
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2018-11-02

Patent Granted to Apple for Automotive Lighting and Warning System

On October 30th, a patent was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Apple for its “Exterior Lighting and Warning System” which uses a lighting system to indicate warnings and information from the outside of a car, reported Appleinsider.
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2018-10-23

Volkswagen Introduces Interactive and Communicable Automotive LED Lighting

What is road driving going to be like in the future? Volkswagen has displayed its new vehicle lighting systems to show automotive LED lightings which project information onto the road and provide communication functions between cars to further improve road safety.
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2018-10-09

For the First Time, Osram's Standardized LED Signal Lamps Lights up Lamps from Koito in the New Toyota Corolla Sport

Osram and Koito have released a series of standardized LED signal lamps with their XLS product family and the lamps are used in the new Toyota Corolla Sport. 
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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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2018-09-19

LED Technology Development Blooms with Automotive Applications

Automotive applications are the focal points for LED technology applications. Many LED producers have targeted the rapidly growing automotive LED market and searched for niche LED products.
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2018-09-17

Automotive LED Lighting Company EOI Increases Capacities in the U.S. to Avoid Tariff and Improve Efficiency

Taiwanese LED auto lamps manufacturer Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) is expanding its production capacities in Michigan which will introduce automated production lines and design department. The new capacities are expected to start functioning by the end of 2019. 
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2018-09-12

Laster Tech Reports Prosperous Automotive Lighting Shipment

Automotive LED lighting module producer Laster Tech has reported continuous shipment of its automotive lighting modules even during the off-peak season for automakers. The company has registered a revenue of NT$ 359 million (US$ 11.64 million) for August with an increase of 17.15% YoY and 0.13% MoM. 
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2018-08-21

Volkswagen Recalls Tiguan SUVs due to LED Short-Circuiting Risk

German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has been recalling 700,000 of its Tiguan and Touran cars around the world due to the possible short-circuiting risk of their LED lights.
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2018-08-17

EOI Reports Strong Growth of LED Auto Lamp Orders

Taiwan-based LED auto lamp modules and components manufacturer EOI (Excellence Optoelectronics Inc) has reported high profit margin for 1H18 which was pushed by the strong demands of LED automotive lamps in the North American market.
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2018-01-22

Taiwanese Companies at NEPCON JAPAN Reveal Their Products and Strategies for the Japanese LED Market

As one of Asia’s biggest trade shows for electronics design and manufacturing, the annual NEPCON JAPAN has been drawing huge crowds every year. The event gathers technology suppliers, R&D teams, and industrial experts from around the world, creating valuable opportunities for business collaborations and information exchanges. This year’s NEPCON JAPAN was held at Tokyo Big Sight from 17 to 19 January.
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2018-01-22

NEPCON JAPAN 2018: New Solutions for ADAS and Autonomous Driving

The development of technologies, components, theories, and practical experience for autonomous driving will determine when fully autonomous vehicles become mainstream and how we introduce it to our everyday life. In particular, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is one of the key technologies that helps monitor conditions of cars, capture surrounding situations, detect dangers and hazards and send warnings to make drivers stay alert before accidents happen. At NEPCON JAPAN 2018, exhibitors demonstrate their solutions for autonomous driving and ADAS.
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2018-01-19

NEPCON JAPAN 2018: Upscaling for More Advanced Components and Applications

Over years, NEPCON JAPAN has been gaining popularity under the organization of Reed Exhibitions Japan. There are 2,480 exhibitors from 34 countries at 2018’s show, with a 10% increase compared with the number in 2017, according to Yuhi Maezono, Show Director of Reed Exhibitions Japan. “The show will keep upscaling for 2019,” said Maezono.
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2018-01-18

Highlights of NEPCON JAPAN – Expanding Market for Automotive LED Components

With more complicated functions rolling out, future cars are programmed to be safer, more electric, automatic, and digitalized. This year, 1063 Japanese manufacturers and 242 foreign companies participate in NEPCON JAPAN. The number of exhibitors has hit a new high, compared with previous years. At the exhibition, many LED component makers show their ambition to enter the automotive market.
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2016-12-13

Ford’s Heavy Duty Truck Lineup for 2017 Features LED Automotive Lights

The trucks in Stacey Nelson’s fleet rarely get the luxury of driving on clean roads under sunny skies. Black Hills Energy crews are tasked with keeping natural gas and electrical services running for 1.2 million customers across eight states. Their efforts are critical to keeping people warm in their homes in the most extreme weather conditions, and their requirements for a vehicle equipped to handle the rigors of 24/7 work are unique.
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2014-06-04

Everlight Showcases New Argus LED for Automotive Headlights

Everlight Electronics announces the high-performance Argus Series for automotive headlight applications. Argus meets the demands and technical criteria of the highest quality in the market particularly for the high temperature and harsh environment in the headlight assemblies and will be presented in the 2014 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
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2014-06-03

Everlight Secures Automotive Manufacturer Orders as LED Automotive Lighting Demands Flourish

Flourishing development in automotive lighting has grabbed the attention of many LED manufacturers. Last week, Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight announced that it has already secured orders from large European and Japanese automotive manufacturers. It is the first Taiwanese manufacturer to break out of the after-sales market and ship directly to automotive manufacturers. 
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2014-04-23

TSLC Launches Headlamp Products at Auto China 2014

After long time testing and verification, TSLC has released its new LED headlamp products. The products fulfill customer’s performance, quality, and price requirements in cooperation with automotive companies. The headlamp products are especially suitable for automotive and motorcycle headlight application due to its excellent high thermal stability, and high luminance characteristics.  
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2014-04-17

Osram and Flex-N-Gate Cooperate to Launch World’s First Pickup with Full LED Front Lighting

One of America's legendary pickup trucks, and the biggest seller in the USA, is now blazing the pioneer trail in lighting thanks to Osram. The 2015 model of the Ford F-150 will be the world's first pickup on the market with a complete LED forward lighting solution from Osram. 
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2014-03-17

SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting ZEVO LED Line will Heat Up the 2014 Hot Import Nights Season

SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting will shine during this year’s Hot Import Nights season and serve as the presenting sponsor of HIN events for the third consecutive year. HIN – featuring import, sport, compact and exotic cars – is the largest consumer car show tour featuring highly modified import, sport compact, European and exotic cars.
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2014-01-23

Hyundai Analyzes LED Automotive Lighting Cost

The energy efficiency of LED lighting sources and design flexibility has won over the hearts of automotive manufacturers who have been increasingly introducing LEDs into automotive lighting over the past few years. Automotive lighting penetration rate has also continued to rise. Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai analyzed the cost structure of LED automotive lighting during an automotive lighting conference at Lighting Japan 2014. The company is optimistic about the potential of LEDs in automotive lighting, but also believes that the supply chain still needs to overcome problems of high cost.
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2014-01-22

Stanley Electric Upbeat about Future LED Automotive Lighting Opportunities

LED lighting applications are gradually maturing following the increase in LED luminosity and rapid price drops. High entry barrier and cooperative stability makes the automotive lighting market a field LED manufacturers are anxious to break into. Lighting Japan 2014 therefore increased the number of LED automotive application lighting conferences.  Global automotive light manufacturer Stanley Electric was invited to discuss LED development in the automotive lighting market and speak about the new ADB (adaptive driving beam) headlight which is able to automatically adjust the headlight to suit the situation.
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Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE

TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE