2017-11-28

Apple’s Late-surfacing Patents about Foldable iPhone Possibly Using Micro LED Display

The US Patent & Trademark Office this month published a patent application related to the foldable iPhone from Apple. In this patent, the iPhone maker includes Micro LED as one of the display materials for the model and liquid metal as the bendable part of the phone structure.
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2017-11-27

TrendForce: OLED TV Remains Its Dominance in High-end Market, While 8K TV May Be a Breakthrough Opportunity for QLED

OLED TV and QLED TV have been competing for years, but OLED TV is expected to remain its remarkable dominance in high-end TV market in 2018, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. More brands are expected to enter OLED TV market in 2018 with a growing field rate, and the shipments are expected to reach a new high of 2.5 million units, a significant increase from 1.5 million in 2017.
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2017-11-27

iPhone X Supply Improving; VCSEL Production Ramps Up

Famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in his latest report that shipping estimates of the iPhone X have improved to 1-2 weeks in large part because of better-than-expected enhancements in the supply chain, rather than weak demand, reported MacRumors. The worldwide demand for the iPhone X remains strong.
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2017-11-24

Samsung to Launch Micro LED TV at CES 2018

Apple is partnering with TSMC to develop silicon-based Micro LED displays, while Samsung Electronics is also planning to showcase a new Micro LED TV next year in January at CES 2018.
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2017-11-24

Breakthrough OLED Technology for Displays Announced by Solar-Tectic LLC

Solar-Tectic LLC announced a breakthrough OLED display technology that promises to revolutionize the industry by replacing the standard LTPS (low temperature polysilicon) process used world-wide by the major display manufacturers and thereby solving the industry's "backplane problem."
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2017-11-24

[Photo Essay] A Closer Look at Osram Kulim Plant

The inauguration ceremony of Osram’s Kulim Plant ended yesterday on a high note. Apart from Osram’s executive board, Mustapa bin Mohamed, Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry also attended the ceremony, representing the determination of Malaysia to recruit high-tech enterprises.
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2017-11-23

Ultravision International Wins LED Display Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Shenzhen Only Optoelectronic Technology

Ultravision Internationa has been awarded a significant judgment as a result of winning a federal lawsuit against Shenzhen Only Optoelectronic Tech Co Ltd (Shenzhen Only) due to infringement on two patents protecting Ultravision’s proprietary Modular LED Display Panel technology. 
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2017-11-23

Epistar Increases Investment in Mini LED & VCSEL

Taiwanese LED chipmaker Epistar reported a decline in revenue in October due to the slow season and estimated 4Q17 sales less than that of 3Q17. However, Epistar’s outlook for 2018 is positive with the momentum from collaboration with display makers on Mini LED-lit displays.
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2017-11-23

Osram's New LED Chip Factory Goes Into Operation in Kulim

Osram's new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, begins operation on time. "We are both on schedule and within budget," pointed out Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG, during the opening ceremony in Kulim on Thursday.
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2017-11-22

Philips Lighting Partners with Baidu to Bring Connected Lighting to Smart Homes in China

Philips Lighting announced that it has added Baidu to its ‘Friends of Hue’ partner program. 
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2017-11-22

LG Display to Shut Down LCD Plants and Prioritize OLED

Vice Chairman of Korean panel maker LG Display (LGD) Sang-Beom Han announced in July that by the end of 2017, LCD panel Fab P2, P3, and P4 in Gumi would be shut down. Fab P4 is officially closed. Sources pointed out that LGD is accelerating the transformation to pare down LCD Lines.
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2017-11-22

Philips Lighting Delivers 1 Billion LED Lights as Part of Global Lighting Challenge

Philips Lighting has delivered one billion LED lamps and luminaires as part of its commitment to the ‘Global Lighting Challenge’, the Clean Energy Ministerial campaign to deploy ten billion high-efficiency light points to improve energy efficiency around the world.
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2017-11-21

Mini LED Rekindles Hope of Taiwanese LED Makers, Epistar Chairman Says

Mini LED has a high chance to help Taiwanese LED manufacturers reclaim the leading position in the high-end backlight market in 2018. It rekindles Taiwanese firms’ hope against the ‘OLED attack’ from Korea, expected Bingjie Li, Chairman of Epistar.
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2017-11-21

Apple Reportedly Collaborating with TSMC on Silicon-based Micro LED Displays

Apple might be cutting the size of its Micro LED R&D team, but it does not seem to give up on the next generation display technology, a few sources reported. It is collaborating with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to develop an alternative approach to sidestep challenges including the notorious mass transfer of chips.
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2017-11-20

Where Micro LED Can Possibly Go After Apple Downsizes R&D Team

Much hope has been put in Micro LED to drive the next generation display technology, but there isn’t a concrete date to see it commercialized yet. The production cost is still high, and development of mass transfer technologies gets stuck. Even Apple is rumoured to have downsized its secret team that develops Micro LED in Taiwan.
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2017-11-18

Display Technologies: Fine-pitch LED, Mini LED, and Micro LED

There are many recent articles explaining mini LED or Micro LED. Some are correct, but some are not. Let LEDinside explain and tell you the differences between fine-pitch LED, mini LED and micro LED.
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2017-11-15

Rongwen and Silver Spring Networks Connect Smart Lighting in China

Guangdong Rongwen Energy Technology Group (Rongwen) and Silver Spring Networks announced their selection to connect smart LED street lights in Guangzhou, China at Smart City Expo World Congress. 
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2017-11-15

Taiwanese Companies to Demo Micro LED Displays in 1H18

The Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Lab (EOSRL) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is co-developing ultra fine-pitch Micro LED displays with PlayNitride, LED Driver IC expert Macroblock, and PCB maker Unimicron Techology, sources from the industry have revealed.
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2017-11-15

Leyard Fine-pitch Displays Selected to Feature 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

NBC Olympics has selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video walls for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 - 25, 2018. 
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2017-11-14

amBX to Show ‘Wellbeing Dashboard’ Concept for Next Generation Human Centric Lighting

British lighting technology company amBX has teamed up with lighting consultancy IT Does Lighting to develop the concept of a Wellbeing Dashboard that can enable building managers and employers to monitor how well the lighting in their spaces is supporting employees.
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2017-11-14

Uncanny Green Line on iPhone X OLED Display

Just been out on the market for a short time, the iPhone X is reported to experience a hardware problem. A vertical green line is reported to appear on the phone’s iconic OLED display, which TechCrunch suggested to be possibly related to an electrical flaw.
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2017-11-13

Photopolymerization-triggered Molecular Motion for Flexible Liquid Crystal Display

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and McGill University have developed a new dye-free photoalignment method that provides a pathway for the simple creation of highly functional organic materials such as flexible liquid crystal devices.
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2017-11-13

AV1 Group Announces $5.5M Pilot for Smart City Transition in Michigan

AV1 Group announced that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, XFIRE Smart Systems, it has initiated a pilot program for a major city in Michigan to design and implement its Smart City transition with an estimated order of approximately USD 5.5 million. 
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2017-11-10

ITRI to Build First Micro LED Pilot Line for VR Application in Taiwan

Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Lab under ITRI attempts to build a Micro LED pilot line which will start operating in 3Q18 at the earliest and offer products to Taiwan-based VR companies. 
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2017-11-10

German School Upgraded with Li-Fi Transmission Technology

Since the beginning of 2017 Fraunhofer HHI is working together with the Hegel-Gymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany, to upgrade a classroom with Visible Light Communication technology (VLC).
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2017-11-10

DOE Publishes Report on Connected Lighting System Interoperability

The U.S. Department of Energy has just completed the first study in a series on connected lighting system (CLS) interoperability. The main goal of the series is to discern and document the current state of CLS interoperability at this early stage, with its landscape of multiple vendors, technologies, and business models. 
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2017-11-09

USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain LED Lighting Devices, Components, and Power Supplies

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain LED lighting devices, LED power supplies, and components thereof. 
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2017-11-08

NEC Improves Workplace Efficiency with AR Solution Utilizing Smart Glasses

NEC Corporation today announced the development of an Augmented Reality (AR) solution to assist users with the selection of items through the use of smart glasses, a smart watch and new ARmKeypad functions.
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2017-11-07

Continental and Osram Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Technology companies Continental and Osram announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. 
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2017-11-02

Velodyne LiDAR and BoE Systems Partner for Integrated UAV-Borne LiDAR in Geospatial Data Collection

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it has partnered with BoE Systems to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE 3D LiDAR sensors into BoESystems’ UAV fleet for geospatial data collection and analysis.
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Introducing a performance of 100 mW, LG Innotek, industrial partner of LASER COMPONENTS, sets new standards for single-chip UVC LEDs. The manufacturer states that this development is two years ahead of current industry forecasts. So ... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it had succeeded in developing an 'advanced flip chip LED package' that demonstrates high efficiency and high luminous flux without deteriorating performance even after it gets through 300℃ sol... READ MORE