2022-03-23

【Exclusive Interview】Nitride Semiconductors Continues to Make Breakthroughs with UV-C and Micro UV LED Businesses

Nitride Semiconductors, a company established in collaboration with Tokushima University, has taken the initiative to develop various UV LED products for customers worldwide—including UV-C LED and state-of-the-art Micro UV LED. Holding patents of core technologies, the Japan-based UV LED maker also collaborates with Seoul Viosys and SETi in UV-C LED development and V Technology in the Micro UV LED segment. TrendForce is pleased to interview Mr. Yoshihiko Muramoto, president and CEO of Nitride Semiconductors, who updated the compa...
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2022-03-11

【Exclusive Interview】HPLighting Stays Focus on Developing IR/UV LED and will Continuously Improve Market Recognition and Competitiveness in Niche Application Fields

HPLighting is a professional developer of high-power IR LED and UV LED packaging technologies as well as UV LED optical systems applications. As invisible lighting products continues to expand applications, the company has been creating products in reaction to the growing market demand in 2021-2022. In this context, TrendForce had the honor to interview Charles Wei, CEO of HPLighting, to further learn about the company’s business performance and outlook in the invisible lighting market in 2021-2022. According to Charles Wei, IR LED business co...
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2022-02-22

【Exclusive Interview】Violumas Develops High-Power UV LED Product Portfolios and Solutions to Grasp New Market Opportunities

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Violumas, the UV division of Flip Chip Opto under Cofan Group, offers full-service UV LED products and solutions. Its patented 3-Pad Flip Chip technology enables the combined use of UV LED technologies and applications with more powerful and reliable solutions. Holding comprehensive product lineups from chips, UV LED packages, UV LED modules, flowing water purifier (reactor) to cooling solutions, Violumas is dedicated to full-service UV LED solutions for the UV-A, UV-B and UV-C range (405 to 255nm). Tha...
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2022-02-22

【Exclusive Interview】OPTOTECH Partners with Nichia to Develop High-Performance UV-C LED

Specializing in optoelectronic semiconductor solutions, OPTOTECH has grandly transformed into a third-generation semiconductor supplier. TrendForce had the honor of interviewing Mr. Jeffery Tai, spokesperson of OPTOTECH, who talked about the latest progress on the company’s partnership with Nichia for UV-C LED product development. Mr. Jing-Fu Dai (left), OPTOTECH spokesperson While OPTOTECH and Nichia have various projects in progress, this announcement focused on those related to UV-C LEDs. Nichia, a CSR-dedicated comp...
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2022-02-22

Expanding EV Market Drives Innovative Automotive LED Applications

Bolstered by the green, sustainable trend, sales and market share of electric vehicles (EVs) continue to rise. Automobile manufacturers are racing to develop and produce new energy vehicles, which boost the demand for automotive LEDs.    While the general automotive world saw LED headlight penetration exceeded 60% in 2021, the penetration surpassed 90% in the new energy vehicle category, according to survey conducted by TrendForce. As the automobile market recovers with increasing shipment and LED illumination penetration grows, TrendForce estimated the autom...
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2022-02-08

Stroke PAE Realizes Fast, Accurate Mini LED Transfer that Outperforms Conventional Die Bonding Framework

Despite the expectation of increased Mini LED penetration following Apple’s launch of its new iPad Pro, the production of such diode is still faced with several challenges. As we all know, transferring a tremendous amount of chips (a required step for Mini LED manufacturing, also known as mass transfer) using existing technologies and equipment is far too costly and time-consuming. As such, equipment providers have been striving for mass transfer solutions, making them crucial in the commercialization of Mini LEDs. Stroke PAE, for example, performs Mini LED...
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2021-12-24

【Exclusive Interview】Velodyne LiDAR Shines an Incredible Era for Autonomous Vehicle, Smart City and Industrial Markets

Velodyne, a leading LiDAR company and 3D sensor solution for autonomous vehicles and industrial robots, is going to showcase the latest product at CES 2022. LEDinside of TrendForce was honored to have an exclusive interview with Jim Barnhart, COO of Velodyne, to understand how the company’s advanced LiDAR system ushers in a new and incredible era of ADAS / autonomous driving, smart city, and industrial / delivery markets.   Jim Barnhart, COO of Velodyne   TrendForce: What has Velodyne achieved in 2021?   Jim Barnhart...
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2021-11-19

【Exclusive Interview】Ten Pao Group - “Highly Focus On Power Supply Industry, Providing High-quality Products To The Customers Worldwide”

Smart power supply application is getting more tractions while being driven by the demand of emerging applications such as smart lighting and smart fast charging products etc. This new trend ushering new opportunities for power supply manufacturers to innovate and to breakthrough while facing the new wave of competition as well as opportunities. Recently, LEDinside, the Optoelectronics Research Division of TrendForce Consulting Group, has an honour to interview, Mr. Hung Kwong Yee , Chairman of Ten Pao Group Holdings Ltd., to share his 40 years of research & d...
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2021-11-09

【Exclusive Interview】Laser Components Providing Comprehensive Optoelectronics Product Lines for Industrial and Automotive LiDAR Markets

Laser Components, a company providing comprehensive optoelectronics product lines, including Pulsed Laser Diodes, VCSELs, Si-APD-Array, and CMOS SPAD, for next generation LiDAR, announced cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. In response to Industrial and Automotive LiDAR market demand, Laser Components has consistently successfully developed novel technique and offered standard and customized solution year by year. LEDinside / TrendForce was honored to have an exclusive interview with Winfried R...
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2021-11-08

【Exclusive Interview】UNX Proposes a Micro LED Inspection Solution that Can Accurately Identify Product Defects

Micro LED has become a high-profile advanced technology in the display industry, where related applications appear from time to time. For example, leading players, such as AUO, Innolux and PlayNitride, presented the results of Micro LED development by showcasing their innovations during the Touch Taiwan 2021 exhibition. These new products have altogether revealed display makers’ determination to overcome the existing technical problems of Micro LED production and ultimately realize mass production.   To achieve mass production with a lower cost and desir...
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2021-10-26

【Exclusive Interview】Excelitas Advanced Photon Emission and Detection Solutions to Usher Industrial LiDAR and Range-Finding Markets

Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a global technology leader providing innovative and customized photonic solutions. For decades, the company has been actively engaged in the development of pulsed lasers, fast and sensitive detectors for Industrial LiDAR and range-finding markets. LEDinside / TrendForce had the honor to have an interview with Dr. Jürgen Schilz, Vice President Detection, to share his extensive industry experience in photonics, and gain valuable insight into the LiDAR and range-finding markets and Excelitas’ current progress in LiDAR Lase...
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2021-09-14

【Exclusive Interview】How Will GE Current Re-Enter Chinese Markets?

According to the report, “2021 Global Lighting LED and LED Lighting Market Outlook-2H21,” published by TrendForce, the LED lighting market size in China will surge by 8.9% to $5.75 billion in 2021 mainly because of various government support policies and investment dividends derived from infrastructure construction. Recently, the Chinese government mentioned that—in its 14th Five-Year Plan—the mechanism promoting the use of energy-efficient lighting products must be improved. Such announcement will further boost the penetration of LED light...
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2021-06-23

MEAN WELL Develops Market Strategies for HVDC LED Lighting Applications and DALI-2 Products, Targeting the Trends of Energy Conservation, Smart Technology, and Renewable Energy

Widespread use of electricity is recognized as a cause leading to the Second Industrial Revolution. At the same time, the battle between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison—inventors who designed the alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) systems, respectively—remains a popular topic today. After AC has dominated our life for a few centuries, centralized DC power supply is likely to again move into the spotlight due to technological advances, dramatic changes in electricity use, and skyrocketing demand for energy storage.   As a leading provider o...
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2021-05-27

【Exclusive Interview】StrongLED Smart Lighting Created High-End Commercial Lighting Brand, Defining the New Trend of Smart Lighting and Healthy Lighting

In January, 2021, StrongLED announced the establishment of General Lighting Business Sector and the appointment of Mr. Lawrence Lin as the CEO. With full preparation and arrangement from October, 2020 to January, 2021, Lawrence successfully set up an independent operating subsidiary, StrongLED Smart Lighting. Together with his team, he has kicked off channel building in Chinese market and brand building with a focus on indoor commercial lighting field, in a bid to construct comprehensive marketing channels and establish premium brand imaging in main target markets...
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2021-05-19

【Exclusive Interview】Zymergen Contributes to the Breakthrough in the Development of Micro LED Displays with Its Cost-Effective Transparent PI Material

▲ Francesco Lemmi, Program Director of Films at Zymergen, came to Touch Taiwan 2021 to share the innovative display applications that are made possible with the offerings from the Hyaline family of PI films. As a revolutionary next-generation display technology, Micro LED was certainly a thematic focus at this year’s edition of Touch Taiwan, which has long been a major display industry trade show. Many companies including display panel manufacturers and LED manufacturers set up exhibitions to demonstrate their technological capabilities in the development and...
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2021-04-20

【Exclusive Interview】Smaller yet More Powerful: Yenrich Aims to Be a Technology Leader in Next-Generation Displays with LED Miniaturization Solutions

Photo Credit: Yenrich   Advances in the development of LED products have led to gradual shrinking of chip size and the diversification of uses. Besides conventional lighting applications, next-generation display technologies have become a new opportunity for LED suppliers as well. Fine-pitch LED displays are now in growing demand not only because they offer higher resolutions and sharper details but also because the deployment of LED displays is shifting from outdoor to indoor settings.   Recognizing these new trends, Yenrich as a leading specialist in...
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2021-04-19

【Exclusive Interview】Breaking Barriers, EPISTAR Unveils RGB Mini LED That Leads the Trend in WCG with Pure Color and Multi-Primary-Color Displays

  Photo Credit: EPISTAR   Exhibitions and conferences on the LED industry in the recent years have mainly revolved around the topics of pixel pitch and price. The reduction of pixel pitch, in particular, has been the common goal of all companies involved in the supply chain for LED displays. As a leading manufacturer for LED chips, EPISTAR continues to launch new and advanced solutions for smaller pitches every year. At this year’s edition of the display industry trade show Touch Taiwan, EPISTAR will be presenting its latest fine-...
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2021-04-16

【Exclusive Interview】Absen Expects A Big Growth in Virtual Studio Market Demand of 2021

Absen is one of tier-one video wall players in the world. LEDinside was very honored to have an exclusive interview with Jason Polk, Marketing Coordinator from Absen Inc, the US subsidiary of Absen, to learn their new product development and market prospective of 2021. Jason Polk, Marketing Coordinator, Absen Inc Polk indicated that the video wall market demand has obviously been in recovery in the US market since September- October 2020, not only for sporting event, but also for business activities. In early 2021, Absen is pleased to release MR series for i...
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2021-04-07

【Exclusive Interview】Stanley 265nm 200mW UV-C LED Targeting on Flowing Water Disinfection, Air Purification and Surface Sterilization Markets

Stanley Electric is a Japanese automotive LED and UV/IR LED company, whose high-power Deep UV LEDs have attracted a great deal of attention, especially in the field of public health and disinfection. The exclusive AlN-based UV-C LED allows Stanley to engage in extremely high-power UV LED technologies and applications. With a production range from semiconductor substrate, chips, UV LED packages, UV LED lighting source modules and UV LED water disinfection reactors, Stanley Electric is dedicated to providing full-services for water disinfecti...
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2021-04-01

【Exclusive Interview】Seoul Viosys UV-C LED revenue ranked first in the world and China in 2020

After many years of dedicated investments in researching and developing UV LED products, Seoul Viosys has earned its reputation as one of the world’s leading UV LED suppliers. Besides having a product portfolio that covers the entire UV LED spectrum, the company is also ahead of its competitors in the major market segments such as curing, phototherapy, and disinfection (including surface disinfection, air purification, and water sterilization). The COVID-19 pandemic that continues to wreak havoc around the globe has dramatically raised people’s awarene...
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2021-03-16

【Exclusive Interview】Violumas Set Another Record High on UV-C LED Optical Power to Well Prepare for New Market Opportunities

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Violumas, the UV division of Flip Chip Opto under Cofan Group, is known as a supplier for full-service UV LED products and solutions. Their patented 3-Pad Flip Chip technology allows them to engage in UV technologies and applications with more powerful and reliable solutions. With a product range featuring chips, UV LED packages, UV LED modules, and cooling solutions, Violumas has been dedicated to providing full-service UV solutions from UV-A, UV-B and UV-C range (405 to 265nm). Benefited from disinfection m...
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2021-01-13

【Exclusive Interview】OSRAM's Diversified Infrared Sensing to Welcome the Market Demands on Automotive LiDAR, Industrial Automation and Smart City Markets

Alvin Tse, Vice President of Sales of Greater China & Japan, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a leading manufacturer of infrared sensing components in the industry. With its broad portfolio including Infrared-LEDs (IREDs), Edge-Emitting Lasers (EEL) and VCSELs the company addresses applications like advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) like automotive LiDAR or driver monitoring, biometrics and 3D Sensing for consumer electronics as well as industrial automation and many more. . LEDinside / Trend...
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2021-01-13

Fluence Pioneering the use of Broad-Spectrum LED Lighting to Enable Growers to Produce High-Quality Crops

Fluence by OSRAM, a leading and advanced supplier of LED horticultural lighting, is dedicated to innovating LED horticultural lighting technology for a wide range of crops. LEDinside had an opportunity to interview David Cohen, chief executive officer of Fluence to learn more about how Fluence was the first LED provider to enter the market with white light, and its products and market strategies that lead the LED horticultural lighting space. David Cohen, CEO of Fluence (ima) Cohen indicated that the demand for LED horticultural lighting has consisten...
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2020-12-28

2021 New Trend in Horticultural Lighting Market--Professional Viewpoint and Solutions from Amphenol LTW

Amphenol LTW is a manufacturer in connectors for industrial automation and machine vision, horticultural lighting, LED lighting, display and fishing lighting, etc. LEDinside, a research institute of TrendForce, had the honor to interview Charles Wu, the manager of Amphenol’s global marketing department, who kindly shared his perspectives and analysis on the new trend in horticultural lighting market, and introduced the company’s solutions for LED horticultural lighting applications.  Charles Wu, Manager of Amphenol’s Global Marketing Depart...
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2020-12-18

【Exclusive Interview】Excelitas Comprehensive Photon Emission and Detection Solutions advance to Satisfy Growing LiDAR Markets

Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a global technology leader delivering innovative and customized photonic solutions. For decades, the company has been actively engaged in the development of pulsed lasers and fast detectors for Industrial LiDAR applications. LEDinside / TrendForce had the honor to have an interview with Dr. Jürgen Schilz, Vice President Detection / Managing Director of Excelitas, to share his extensive industry experience in photonics, and gain valuable insight into the LiDAR market and Excelitas’ current progress in LiDAR Laser tech...
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2020-12-16

【Exclusive Interview】Laser Components Providing Comprehensive Optoelectronics Product Lines, In Response to High-Resolution Requests in Automotive LiDAR Industry

Laser Components, a company providing comprehensive optoelectronics product lines, including Pulsed Laser Diodes, VCSELs, Si-APD-Array, and CMOS SPAD, for next generation LiDAR, announced cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. In response to Automotive LiDAR and Rangefinder market demand, Laser Components has consistently expanded the capacity and successfully developed novel technique year by year. LEDinside / TrendForce was honored to have an exclusive interview with Winfried Reeb, Head of Busine...
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2020-10-13

【Exclusive Interview】MEAN WELL Shapes the Future of IoT with Centralized DC House for Smart Lighting and Industrial Controls

From fire to electricity, the human civilization continues to unfold through advances in science and technology. All of this progress has been built on the acquisition and harnessing of different forms of energies. Likewise, the great technological innovations of the recent century or so are made possible by evolutionary changes in the delivery of electricity to end-users. Since the rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla more than a hundred years ago, DC and AC have been competing for supremacy in an ever-expanding range of power applications. The course of the rivalry i...
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2020-10-12

【Exclusive Interview】Osram Opto Semiconductors’ Leading Hyper Red LED Technology to Support Rising Global Horticulture Lighting Market

Since LED technology became mature enough for lighting applications, it has soon entered a plateau period and attracted players across the globe. The industry then turned into a battlefield with low price products and flat profit. Several leading lighting companies including GE, Osram, Cree and others, enlarged their focus into other special lighting applications. Horticulture lighting is one of their targets. (Image: Osram) Adding artificial light sources to help crops to grow has a long history in horticulture but the use of LEDs for such applications offers complete...
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2020-09-14

【Exclusive Interview】ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si Wafer to Connect Semiconductor Technology and Micro LED Display Production

Featuring high resolution, high contrast and high brightness, Micro LED is regarded as the “ultimate display technology.” However, due to production difficulties, the technology has not yet entered the commercial market despite that the first prototypes were revealed back in 2012. Recently, driven by leading brands including Apple and Samsung, we have seen more and more Micro LED displays presented. But industry experts forecasted that it would take at least three years for the technology to truly enter the consumer market. Mass transfer is a notorious challenge...
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2020-09-04

【Exclusive Interview】Nitride Semiconductors To Be the Innovator in the UV LED Market Sectors

Nitride Semiconductors, established by the collaboration with Tokushima University, is a company taking the initiative to develop high brightness UV LED and provide products to the customers all over the world. Nitride Semiconductors cooperates with Seoul Viosys and SETi on UVC LED manufacturing and production by using Nitride Semiconductors’ patents. LEDinside had an opportunity to interview Yoshihiko Muramoto, President & CEO of Nitride Semiconductors to learn more about the updated progress of Nitride Semiconductors in UV LED business. ...
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San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 – Lumileds today announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a lumi... READ MORE

Tokushima, Japan – 26 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light... READ MORE