2022-11-14

2022 Macroblock Online Symposium | Drive the Metaverse with the Leading Display Technology

Macroblock held the 2022 online symposium on November 9, and the theme of this year was “Drive A Whole New World – Metaverse”. This time our lecturers went deep into the metaverse from different applications, including VR headsets, smart cockpits and LED displays. In the speech, they covered how to realize the metaverse concept and how to deal with those challenges within this area through Macroblock products and technologies.   First, the symposium began with an opening remark given by Mr. Robert Chen, Macroblock General Manager. Mr. Rober...
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2022-10-11

SUPERNOVA, Super Great - LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Announces Innovative New Product Again

At the 132nd Online Canton Fair, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has attracted much attention from its customers worldwide by introducing the brand-new product, SUPERNOVA LED Bulb series. Since its establishment in 1987, WELLMAX has been devoted to product innovation and launches proprietary products every year, bringing surprises to customers constantly. As an example of WELLMAX’s breakthrough innovation, SUPERNOVA LED Bulb is designed to provide customers an unique and aesthetic appearance while assuring high quality, making...
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2022-09-01

High Five!Li Auto's Flagship SUV L9 In-vehicle Display features Macroblock's Backlight driver

In the summer of 2022, China's self-owned car brand "Li Auto" unveiled the flagship SUV-L9. Targeting the same market as BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS, Li L9 adopts “intelligence” as its design philosophy. Macroblock is honored to be a part of the Li L9 supply chain, creating an outstanding model of high-end in-vehicle displays together. Li Auto's Flagship SUV-L9 (Photo credit: Li Auto Website) Innovative intelligent cockpit - combining the head-up display (HUD) with the mini-LED interactive safe driving screen for t...
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2022-08-17

Curved Displays Pioneer Immersive Visual Experiences, Inspiring Glasses-Free Metaverse Applications

The Metaverse and its applications have continued to be in the spotlight among the tech industry worldwide, where tech giants are racing to invest in software–hardware development and explore more possibilities. Currently, virtual and real-world integration has been the major approach to creating the metaverse world, where users can—through different human–machine interfaces—connect the reality to a virtual world to explore various applications. AR and VR wearables have been crucial equipment for their metaverse plans among most companies, but the existing t...
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2022-06-29

TrendForce 2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis- Business Reimagined

According to TrendForce’s “2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis,” although the vehicle market demand has shrunk due to the Russia–Ukraine War and COVID-19 pandemic in China, the automotive LED market demand has steadily increased in 2022 thanks to the increasing LED headlight penetration and rise of advanced technologies such as those for intelligent headlamps, logo lamps, (intelligent) ambient lights, and Mini LED / HDR automotive displays. TrendForce has analyzed the development in the automotive ...
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2022-06-23

INFiLED Wows Crowds at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas

INFiLED, an international high-tech enterprise specializing in LED display manufacturing, recently wowed crowds with its amazing booth at InfoComm 2022 held recently in Las Vegas from June 8-10, 2022. InfoComm is a global Pro AV event and a high-quality trade and communication platform in the audio-visual industry that brings together a multitude of exhibitors from around the world, exhibiting products in various domains such as audio, conferencing, video, and streaming, among others, all providing comprehensive AV solutions. Leveraging the large-scale expertis...
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2022-06-20

Nichia expands the LED portfolio with 1800K emission color, a true LED alternative to HPS

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 portfolio of HPS color LED developed as a true LED alternative to High Pressure Sodium lamps (“HPS”). In July 2021, Nichia introduced the first HPS color LED, NVSW219F/1800K/Ra70. This has been highly acclaimed as an innovative and a unique product. HPS color LEDs maintain the nostalgi...
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2022-04-12

High TLCI Illumination for Accurate Color in Telework & Indoor Video Recording

Through Nichia’s focus on higher quality of light, light sources now can achieve both Color Reproduction and High Efficiency Tokushima, Japan – 11 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the first mid power LED capable of delivering the high-quality light necessary to meet the demands of telework and indoor video recording. Over the past 50 years, Nichia has demonstrated its commitment to improving the overall performance and quality of light throug...
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2022-03-29

Major Breakthrough On The International Market

THE NETHERLAND’S MAAREL ORCHIDS CHOOSES SOLLUM’S DYNAMIC LED LIGHTING SOLUTION Montréal, Québec, Canada, March 16, 2022 - Sollum Technologies, a leader in dynamic LED grow lights solution for greenhouse producers, breaks into the International market with Maarel Orchids in the Netherlands. With close to 22 acres of greenhouse facilities producing more than 115,000 orchids weekly, Maarel Orchids is a key player in the worldwide hub of horticulture with a strong focus on innovation an...
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2022-03-01

Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs to Seize a Share in the Intelligent Automobile Market

Today Macroblock announced its new generation LED automotive lighting driver ICs, MBI6659Q and MBI6665Q, are highly praised and appreciated by the customers. The two new products are suitable for the application of intelligent automotive lighting, and both of them have obtained the AEC-Q100 qualification. The company is positive about the future outlook of the global intelligent automobile market. By launching these two new products, Macroblock has a more complete automotive series product line. Macroblock will continuously focus on the automobile original equipment m...
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2022-02-17

Vehicle Mount Displays: Here’s Why Mini/Micro LED Will Become Major Technologies Despite the Current Dominance of LCD

Car design is on the verge of a revolution. There are four major trends in the automotive industry, namely electrification, internet connection, smartification and car sharing, where car makers will try to electrify vehicles and connect them to the internet for big data analytics and ultimately create lifestyles with smart driving and car sharing. Under such circumstances, people will start to realize that cars have transitioned from being merely a transportation tool to a fancy digital product. Meanwhile, vehicle mount displays (VMDs)—as a major demonstration of human-veh...
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2021-11-15

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series Natural Spectrum LEDs Selected by Product Innovation Brand biOrb

biOrb EARTH is a fully automatic Vivarium that includes the latest SunLike LED technology from Seoul Semiconductor (Photo: Business Wire)   MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED technology, announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, which implement light that closely matches the spectrum of sunlight, has been adopted by biOrb for its innovative new Vivariums.   “The light closest to the sun for human well-being&rdq...
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2021-10-04

LED Streetlights Reduce Insect Populations By 50%

Study shows energy efficient lights are more harmful than the sodium bulbs they are replacing CREDIT: PHOTO: DOUGLAS BOYES ‘Eco-friendly’ LED streetlights are even more harmful for insect populations than the traditional sodium bulbs they are replacing, a new study has shown. The negative impacts of light pollution on insects including moths - which provide essential food sources for a variety of animals and are important pollinators - are well known. However, scientists behind this latest research say it is the first investigation into the e...
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2021-09-01

Seoul Semiconductor Expands its Business through SunLike Natural Sunlight Spectrum LED Technology Patents and Business Rights Transfer

Circadian Rhythm (24-hour cycle) identified by the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Acquired all SunLike technology for natural light source jointly developed with Toshiba Materials in Japan: To expand investment and business Experimental results that SunLike has possibility of helping prevent myopia and improving memory will be announced ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it expects to expand its business of SunLike ...
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2021-08-25

Retailers Employing NICHIA LED Technology Are Ahead Of The Game

After completing a successful pilot project, German retailer EDEKA equips its latest store entirely with NICHIA technology Tokushima, Japan – 3 August 2021: LED manufacturer NICHIA is a technology leader in highly efficient human centric lighting and the replication of natural light. Its innovative LED technologies are increasingly being used in retail to push the shopping experience to the next level. The most recent project is an EDEKA store in Wiesbaden-Sonnenberg, Germany, which opened its doors in May and is equipped with a lighting solutio...
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2021-08-03

How Are LCD and LED Monitors Different?

The modern display market is full of complicated terms like 3D, quantum dot, plasma, LED (light-emitting diode), OLED (organic light-emitting diode), LCD (liquid crystal display), and ELD (electroluminescent display). So, a person in a situation where they have to choose a type of display may find it tough to decide.    Source    Since LED and LCD are among the common types available and used today, we are going to share how the two are different. Knowing the subtle yet significant differences between the two will help you make an infor...
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2021-04-13

Picosun increases efficiency for LED and OLED production

ESPOO, Finland, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Picosun Group has proved to significantly increase the production efficiency of its LED and OLED customers with the PICOSUN® P-300BV ALD system. Recent tests show that a reduced ALD process cycle time and an increased number of wafers deposited with the same film thickness resulted in almost 100% better throughput. A throughput of over 20 000 wafers per month can be reached with a wafer batch of 100 wafers*. At the same time, the process quality in terms of film thickness uniformity has remained on an...
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2021-04-08

Tier-One US LED Supplier Adopts Aixtron MOCVD Solutions for Micro LED Development

Recently, Aixtron announced that it has been supplying the AIX G5+ C MOCVD system for Micro LED manufacturing to a tier-one US LED supplier, though Aixtron did not disclose the identity of the US company and further details of the transaction. One of the key parts of Micro LED manufacturing is mass transfer. Achieving Micro LED mass transfer requires significantly more stringent wavelength uniformity and defect density parameters during the epitaxy process, compared to conventional LEDs. For Micro LED mass production to be viable, manufacturers ...
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2020-10-23

SGH and CREE Hands Together to Create Business Opportunities in the Future

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”) to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGH) for up to US$ 300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Mark Adams, President and CEO of SMART Global Holdings has discussed their acquisition of Cree LED. Adams indicated that he was the former CEO at Lumileds and during his time there they started down the path looking at Cree. Cree is a...
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2020-10-20

Cree, Inc. to sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million

Upon closing, creates a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse focused on providing disruptive technology solutions to high-growth segments including EV, 5G and industrial applications Transaction represents a key milestone in Cree’s transformation to focus on silicon carbide and gallium nitride devices, as well as materials Consideration includes $50 million upfront payment; $125 million seller note and up to $125 million earn-out DURHAM, N.C. – Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agree...
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2020-10-19

Seoul Semiconductor’s New Generation ‘WICOP’ Technology Brings Innovation to Electric Vehicle Headlamps

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced the introduction of its next-generation WICOP UHL (Ultra High Luminance) Series LEDs, which reduce headlamp power consumption up to 20% for electric vehicles, with an improvement of heat dissipation performance up to 40%. The company will begin mass production in 2021 and with promotions to key customers. Battery power consumption is one of the important requirements that determine the range of an electric vehicle, or ...
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2020-08-03

Research Introduces New Nanoparticle Technique to Improve LED Emission and Reduce Energy Consumption

Improving performance of LEDs is a continuous task for researchers. A team consisting of researchers of Imperial College London introduced a method of embedding tailored meta-grid of nanoparticles to LEDs to enhance their light output and lifetime. (Image: Debabrata Sikdar, John B. Pendry, and Alexei A. Kornyshev) The method was published in Light Science & Application in July by Dr. Debabrata Sikdar, Prof. Sir John B. Pendry and Prof. Alexei Kornyshev from Imperial College London. They reported an alternative route for improving light extrac...
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2020-05-12

Osram Reveals New LED Products Covering Various Lighting Applications

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced its new LED product family which suits a wide range of applications. The new Synios S 2222 family can be adopted for customized lighting solutions, electronic devices, ambient lighting for trains and planes and architectural lighting. (Image: Osram) Featuring compact size and brightness, Osram’s Synios S 2222 product family provides an efficient and flexible platform for a variety of low- and mid-power applications (from 10 mA to 200 mA). The product family includes colors of white, blue, green, yellow, red and deep red. ...
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2020-02-19

Display Week 2020

  Display Week 2020, hosted by the Society for Information Display, will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from June 7 – June 12, 2020. The Display Week technical program starts with the International Technical Symposium and Sunday Short Courses on Sunday, June 7, and continues with the Monday Seminars on Monday, June 8. The Symposium continues until Friday, June 12, with and will include more than 70 technical sessions consisting of nearly 400 oral and poster presentations. The Display Week 2020 Exhibition will...
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2020-01-14

Nichia Showcases LEDs with ‘Light so Good’

The new LEDs deliver high efficacy circadian lighting, replication of natural light and a game changing dual-colour temperature LED on single emitter to shrink optics and optimise tuning performance. Tokushima, Japan – 14 January 2020: At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of ‘Light so Good’. Vitasolis™ technology incorporates a new L...
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2019-10-04

Nichia’s 2-In-1 Tunable White LED Begins Changing the Game!

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, tunable white mid power 3030 LED to the public on September 19th. The game changing NF2W757G-MT was unveiled, in detail, one week later at LpS 2019 in Bregenz, Austria. As previously announced, this cutting-edge technology gives design and operational freedom to luminaire manufacturers around the world. NF2W757G-MT ...
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2019-09-27

Researchers Develop Dynamic Material Becoming Solid under LED Green Light

Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Ghent University (UGent) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a dynamic reprogrammable material whose structure chances under green LED light. The new dynamic material, developed by the international research team, was formed with naphthalenes and the coupling molecules triazolinediones (TADs). Once placed under shining green LED light, the material would remain stable and strong. When the light is off and the material remains in darkness, the chemical bonds of the network struct...
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2019-09-19

Nichia Launches World First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-power 3030 LED

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry’s first tunable white LED in a mid-power 3030 package with a single light emitting surface (LES). Targeting most lighting applications, the technology provides luminaire manufactures with a host of benefits ranging from new technology and design features to improv...
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2019-06-25

InterLumi Panama 2019

InterLumi Panama, the global lighting and power exhibition will commence its 4th edition at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama from July 25 to 27, 2019. Serving the Latin America & the Caribbean regions, InternLumi is positioned to be an effective tool to stimulate the development of the region's lighting and power industry, as well as to provide a gate for international exhibitors to tap into this fast emerging market. ...
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE