2017-09-11

Micro LED, VCSEL to Lift Epistar Growth from 2018

Taiwan-based LED chip giant Epistar’s revenue in August stood at NTD 2.332 billion (USD 77.59 million), with a rise of 3.7% MoM (5.3% YoY). It has hit a new high in the past 28 months. The company explained the fully-utilized capacity for blue LED manufacturing and the AlInGaP demand driver from the horticultural lighting market accounted for the growth, despite an overall slide of 0.3% YoY in the consolidated revenue of 2017 (accumulated until the end of August).
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2017-09-08

LeddarTech Leads the Charge in Solid-State LiDAR for Autonomous Driving with USD $101 Million Series C Financing

LeddarTech announced the completion of a combined investment of US$101 million (close to CA$130 million) led by Osram and including Delphi, Magneti Marelli and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. as strategic investors, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Representing the Company's largest capital raise to date, this round of funding will allow LeddarTech to enhance its ASIC development efforts, expand its R&D team, and accelerate ongoing LiDAR development programs with select Tier-1 automotive customers for rapid market deployment.
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2017-09-08

LG OLED Picture-on-Wall, Picture-on-Glass Technologies Transform Entertainment Experience

Offering the industry's broadest portfolio of consumer OLED TVs – 10 models in 55-, 65- and 77-inch class sizes – home entertainment innovator LG Electronics USA is bringing the award-winning 2017 LG OLED lineup to CEDIA 2017 in San Diego this week.
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2017-09-07

Docomo to Commercialize World’s First Spherical LED Drone Display

Docomo, Japan’s largest telecommunication company with its name meaning in Japanese ‘Anywhere (can be connected)’, developed the world’s first spherical drone equipped with LED strips that can display images using the afterimage effect when in air.   When it comes to display technology, we often have in mind an image of a flat panel, thick or thin, that emits light of colors to show images. The panel does not have to be flat-can be curved, ...
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2017-09-07

Osram Joins BACnet International As a Step Forward to Building Automation

The BACnet community announced yesterday that Osram has lately become the newest company to join BACnet International as a Silver member. The involvement of the lighting manufacturer marks a tighter bond between advanced smart lighting and BACnet protocol. It is possible in the future to see Osram’s products being able to communicate with more building automation devices smarter through BACnet’s systems.
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2017-09-06

Philips Hue Marks 5th Birthday with Plans for New Entertainment Lighting Lineup

Philips Lighting at IFA 2017 announced that it plans a new immersive entertainment capability that will enable Philips Hue to sync perfectly with all manner of entertainment content, bringing users thrilling immersive experiences when gaming, watching movies or listening to music. To mark the 5th birthday of the world’s most popular smart home lighting system, the company also announced enhanced smart home functionality for Apple HomeKit as well as new lamps, multi-packs and starter kits.
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2017-09-06

UV LED Technology Improves Flexography Printing

Phoseon Technology is revolutionizing the narrow-web printing industry by combining flexography, which has been used for printing for more than a century, and UV-LED curing technology, which Phoseon first introduced to the narrow-web industry in 2009.
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2017-08-30

Google Invests 15 Million USD in University Spin-out Focused on Micro LED Technology

Google Inc has invested 15 million USD for a 13 percent stake in Glo, a university spin-out focused on creating nanowire-based LED-displays for mobile phones and smart watches as well as AR- and VR-applications.
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2017-08-30

EVERLIGHT Introduces IR LED for Iris Recognition – the NIR-C19M Series

EVERLIGHT launches the NIR-C19M series with a wavelength of 810nm which exert the clearest contrast effect to read the pattern of the iris. The recognition process is precise, quick and features excellent heat dissipation. This makes it perfectly suitable for iris recognition applications in security surveillance systems (access control) and portable handsets.
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2017-08-30

Philips Lighting Signs New Horticultural LED Lighting Project with Longtime Partner Wim Peters

Philips Lighting announced it has been awarded a new project with longtime partner Wim Peters, a high wire tomato growers in The Netherlands. Philips Lighting will again provide Peters with LED lighting for two greenhouses that he’s rebuilding after they were destroyed during a hailstorm in June 2016. The company will also provide LEDs for one new greenhouse that Peters is building to expand his business and meet the growing demand for LED grown tomatoes by his customers. The LED lighting will have higher light levels than the twenty kilometers of LED grow lights that Philips Lighting installed in the two greenhouses in 2013.
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2017-08-30

The Major Technologies We Know in iPhone 8 So Far- OLED, Dual Cam Setup, AR & 3D Sensing

The Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday said consumer electronics giant Apple will be holding its product launch event on 12th of September, as the Wall Street Journal carried in its report. Products to be unveiled are said to be the iPhone 8, the 10th anniversary edition exciting the public for long, the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus, a new Apple TV box supporting 4K super high definition visual content, and an updated Apple Watch. Along with those products, the supply chains and technologies behind them have also been gradually revealed by various sources, even though Apple itself is very tight-lipped about it. 
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2017-08-25

Delphi Partners with Innoviz Technologies to Provide High-Performance LiDAR Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

Delphi Automotive PLC announced a commercial partnership with Innoviz Technologies, a Israeli-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz's proprietary LiDAR sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi's systems to provide automakers with a comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies.
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2017-08-23

SNA Displays to Unveil Highest-Resolution LED Screen in History of Times Square

One of this year's most anticipated LED displays is to be unveiled by Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a manufacturer of custom LED displays and lighting solutions. New York City's newest large-format LED video spectacular will be the highest-resolution LED screen in the storied history of Times Square.
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2017-08-23

Taiwanese Tech Giants Join Apple’s 3D Sensing Manufacturing Squad

Apple’s development of 3D sensing highly interests the market. A list of companies joining Apple’s 3D sensing supply chain has been revealed in a recent report, which includes quite a number of Taiwanese firms, including TSMC, Largan Precision, Foxconn, Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, GSEO, Xintec, and VisEra.  
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2017-08-22

Tiny IR LEDs from Osram Allow for Eye Contact with Virtual Reality

The Japanese start-up company FOVE offers users a virtual reality headset that integrates eye tracking as a novel means of interaction. Tiny ChipLEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors provide the infrared illumination to track the user’s direction of gaze and eye movements.  
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2017-08-22

Manufacturers Increasingly Turn to UV LED Technology for Filament Coating

High demand for coated filaments across a wide and growing spectrum of applications, ranging from cell phones to fabrics, is causing manufacturers to increasingly turn to Phoseon Technology’s revolutionary UV LED curing because of the advantages it offers compared with traditional UV or arc light curing methods.
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2017-08-21

Universiade Taipei 2017 Opens its Curtains with the Largest Floor LED Display

The 29th Summer Universiade, an international multi-sports event organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), opened its curtains on 19th August in the city of Taipei, Taiwan. The opening ceremony was highlighted with the world’s largest floor LED display right in the middle of the main venue Taipei Municipal Stadium. 
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2017-08-17

Prominent Italian Tomato Grower Gandini Antonio S.S. Selects Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions

A leading tomato producer in northern Italy invests in advanced LED technology to increase yield and improve plant quality. Heliospectra AB announces a new order from Heliospectra's Italian reseller Ageon S.r.l. The order goes to one of Italy's prominent commercial tomato producers Gandini Antonio S.S. located in northern Italy, with the goal to improve plant quality and increase yield. The order is valued at $99,000 (805,000 SEK).
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2017-08-16

London to See Large Scale Smart Lighting Projects

Silver Spring Networks announced that it will deploy its Starfish™ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across the City of London and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. This adds to the previously announced London deployment in the City of Westminster. 
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2017-08-16

Researchers Improve Color Tuning Technology for Next Generation LED

An international science research team introduced in the journal Science Advances a simple and economical way to create different sizes of semiconducting nanocrystals tailored for different needs, which might imply the possibility of the mass production of next generation LED.
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2017-08-14

Code 3 Announces Licensing Agreement with Vital Vio

Code 3®, a company in engineering and manufacturing of innovative emergency lighting and warning products used in emergency response vehicles, announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of an innovative, continuous White Light Disinfection™ technology designed to safely and constantly kill germs on indoor surfaces.
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2017-08-13

Sengled Takes Steps Towards Smarter Cities

Sengled, manufacturing intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED lights, announced their acceptance into the LoRa Alliance, joining other technology innovators in efforts to evolve home automation to commercial scale.
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2017-08-13

SNA Displays Installs LED Video Screens Outside MSG Networks Penn Plaza Studios

Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a manufacturer of custom LED display and lighting solutions, provided an integrated LED display system for MSG Networks. The project included four same-sized video screens and curved LED-backlit channel letters for the MSG Networks brand.
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2017-08-08

Enhanced Vision Introduces Jordy: New Wearable Low-Vision Technology at an Affordable Price

Enhanced Vision is pleased to introduce Jordy, the latest in wearable low-vision technology that will revolutionize how those with low vision perform everyday tasks, such as reading mail, paying bills, watching TV and playing cards. Jordy helps legally blind individuals who have macular degeneration or other low-vision conditions regain their visual independence and reclaim their lives.
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2017-08-08

New Fortune 500 Global AgTech Customer Deploys Heliospectra Intelligent LED Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra AB, a noted company in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new Fortune 500 Global AgTech customer. The order, valued at $70,000, adds to Heliospectra's significant 2017 sales growth and product commercialization.
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2017-08-08

John Innes Centre Expands Plant Science Research with Heliospectra Intelligent Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra AB, an expert in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new order from John Innes Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom. An independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, research, genetics and microbiology, the John Innes Centre order is valued at £ 92,248 (1 048 273 SEK).
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2017-08-02

New Research Supports Customized Lighting Solutions to Reduce The Negative Impact of Light on Sleep

Lighting Science, a noted brand in next-generation LED lighting solutions, announces the comprehensive results from a study, "The effects of spectral tuning of evening ambient light on melatonin suppression, alertness and sleep", published today in the medical journal Physiology and Behavior1. The study was conducted by the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, with lighting technology provided by Rhode Island-based Lighting Science, makers of the noted GoodNight™ and Sleepy Baby™ pre-sleep consumer LEDs.
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2017-08-02

Bridgelux Files Patent Infringement Litigation against EVERLIGHT

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of light emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies, yesterday filed a counter claim against EVERLIGHT in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking past and current damages, and an injunction preventing further sale of certain products in the United States.  Bridgelux asserts that many EVERLIGHT products including EVERLIGHT’s 2835 and chip-on-board (COB) product lines infringe on Bridgelux United States Patent numbers 6,869,812, 8,567,988, 8,256,929 and 8,092,051.
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2017-08-01

San’an Optoelectronics qualifies AIXTRON Showerhead Reactor for production of Deep UV LEDs

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that globally leading Chinese optoelectronics manufacturer San’an has successfully completed the qualification of AIXTRON’s novel Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) process chamber designed for the production of Deep Ultra Violet (DUV) LEDs.
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2017-07-30

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.

Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver-assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros.
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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