2021-04-16

Innoviz Technologies and Collective Growth Corporation Announce Closing of Business Combination

Business combination provides Innoviz with approximately $371 million in gross proceeds comprised of Collective Growth's cash in trust and a PIPE led by strategic investors, positioning Innoviz to capitalize on growth catalysts and expand its product roadmap TEL AVIV, Israel and AUSTIN, Texas, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies, a technology leader of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, and Collective Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: CGRO) today announced the completion of their previously announ...
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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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2021-04-16

Honeywell Introduces Automated Methane Monitoring Solution In Europe To Help Companies Address Their Climate Goals

State-of-the-art cameras provide continuous monitoring for dangerous and polluting gas leaks at oil and gas, chemical and power generation facilities AI-enabled technology supports the European Union's strategy to reduce methane emissions CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it is launching its gas cloud imaging (GCI) system in Europe to provide automated and continuous monitoring for leaks of dangerous and polluting gases such as methane at oil and gas, chemical and power generation facilities ...
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2021-04-16

Ennostar Inc. to Showcase Technology Advancement at Touch Taiwan Exhibition

Ennostar Inc. (“Ennostar” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 3714) will head up a group of subsidiary companies to participate in the Touch Taiwan 2021 exhibition to be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall from April 21 to 23, 2021. Under the banner of “LED Next,” Ennostar will showcase the infinite possibilities of LED and compound semiconductor applications. Formally established in January this year, this will mark the Ennostar group of companies’ first joint participation in an exhibition. The company will spearhead...
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2021-04-16

TCL Introduces breeva Air Purifier, the Smarter Way to Restore Fresh Air and Healthy Living

CORONA, CA, April 13, 2021 – TCL®, one of the world’s best-selling consumer electronics brands and leading technology companies, today announced that the breeva air purifier is now live on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. TCL’s breeva is available in two different models - breeva A2 and breeva A3 - that are smart, stylish, and simple to use. With smart technology and innovative features, the TCL breeva air purifier will effortlessly improve your home’s air quality, day and night. Being at the center of the booming smart home market, T...
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2021-04-15

FitTech Orders Scheduled to September Under Accelerated Development of Mini LED

FitTech hosted an investor conference on the 9th of April, where Chairman Hsu Chiu-tien commented on the wave of production expansion in Mini LED during 2021, and how the successive expansion seen in the past will turn to a simultaneous implementation this year. The orders of Mini LED equipment for FitTech have been scheduled to September, and the three major businesses of the company are currently on a positive development. FitTech exceeded 40% in gross margin during the fourth quarter last year, and arrived at a historical new height in a single quarter at 43.2%. Ac...
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2021-04-15

Epistar-Leyard Joint Venture to Complete Production Expansion Prior to the End of May amidst the Vigorous Demand for Micro LED

The joint venture co-funded by Epistar of LED leader Ennostar and LED display supplier Leyard is currently experiencing a short supply of production capacity owing to the vigorous demand for Micro LED, and has scheduled its orders to June. The joint venture will be initiating the production expansion 7 months earlier, and is expected to arrive at a monthly capacity of 800 million (800kk) units prior to the end of May, which will also benefit Ennostar. Epistar and Leyard announced on the joint venture in March last year, where the two had joined hands on the arrangemen...
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2021-04-15

Samsung Introduces PixCell LED for Intelligent Headlight Systems to Enhance Road Safety

Monolithically-integrated PixCell LED design provides precise selective lighting control to improve driving visibility and help drivers better respond to surrounding environments Source:Samsung Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced PixCell LED, a new automotive LED module optimized for intelligent headlights, such as adaptive driving beam (ADB) systems. ADB headlamps powered by Samsung’s PixCell LEDs will help improve driver visibility and safety to enhance the overall driving experience at night...
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2021-04-15

Vector Photonics’ £1.6m equity investment for next generation laser commercialisation takes its seed funding round to £4m.

Vector Photonics has received £1.6m of equity investment to commercialise its unique, PCSEL-based, semiconductor laser technology. The company’s PCSELs (Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers) revolutionise semiconductor laser manufacture and performance, with real benefits over existing laser technology in data communications; additive manufacturing, including metal and plastic printing; LiDAR; and optical sensing – some of the fastest growing technology markets in the world right now. Neil Martin, CEO of Vector Photonics, said, “We...
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2021-04-15

SMART Discovers the Science Behind Varying Performance of Different Coloured LEDs

The findings pave the way for development of more efficient, next-gen LEDs covering the entire visible spectrum ● New multifaceted method can directly observe compositional fluctuations in indium gallium nitride, a semiconductor material used in LEDs ● Research found that compositional fluctuations are potentially linked to the origin of drop in efficiency of higher indium content LEDs ● The method can be adapted and applied in other materials science studies to investigate compositional fluctuations Researchers from the Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES...
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2021-04-15

AUO to Unveil Next-generation Sensing Technologies for Smooth Human-machine Communication Across Diverse Smart Verticals

AUO leads to debut TFT optical fingerprint sensor with world’s highest pixel density, and the largest ultra-thin LTPS TFT fingerprint sensor module(*) The technology of 5G and AIoT drives the development of various innovative field applications as well as more diverse and smarter human-machine interface. As a leading optoelectronic solutions provider, by leveraging the profound technologies developed over the years, AUO will present a series of cutting-edge sensing technologies deriving from TFT technology in Touch Taiwan this time. For fingerprint scannin...
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2021-04-14

Luminis adds RGBW option to range of luminaires

Montreal, QC, March 11, 2021 - Luminis® (www.luminis.com), an established innovator and manufacturer of specification-grade, interior, and exterior lighting solutions, will now offer a range of its luminaires with RGBW color LEDs. Full color tuning is available for luminaires in the Lumistik and Lumiquad families. With over 16 million possible hues, architects and landscape architects can utilize colored illumination to make a design statement, enhance building facades, or highlight specific landscaping features. Also, the illumination can revert to white as requir...
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2021-04-14

Deco Lighting and Premium Quality Lighting Announce Strategic Alliance

by Randy Reid April 6, 2021 updated at 3:15 EST, 6 APR 2021 Companies Ally to Offer the Most Complete and Innovative Lighting Solutions Platform Deco Lighting (Deco) and Premium Quality Lighting (PQL) today announce the operational integration of product design, sourcing, and fulfillment activities that immediately creates the industry’s most cost-competitive and comprehensive lighting solutions platform. PQL is a trusted and proven supplier of LED commercial and industrial lighting, featuring a wide range of products, less than one day turnar...
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2021-04-14

LeddarTech Announces the Appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to Its Board of Directors

LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to its Board of Directors, further enhancing the diversity and industry expertise of the Board. Dr Berlien possesses over 30 years of experience in senior executive positions specializing in engineering, automotive, and lighting. Notably, until recently, Dr Berlien served as CEO of OSRAM since January 2015. Before joining OSRAM, Dr Berlien served as CEO of M+W Group, a German company for systems engineering...
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2021-04-14

What to expect at Apple's April 2021 event

Apple is expected to announce new products at the Spring Loaded event on 20 April 2021. Here's what to expect, from iPads to Apple TV. Apple has announced details of its first event of 2021. The company will host the "Spring Loaded" event on 20 April at 6pm BST, 10am PDT. We will discuss everything you need to know about the Apple spring event below, including when it will start in your region, what Apple will launch, and how you can watch it. When is the Apple spring event? Apple's virtual personal assistant, Siri, spoiled the surpris...
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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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2021-04-13

Luminus IR LEDs Set New Output Benchmark

CBM-90-IRD LEDs are a practical alternative to lasers in industrial and life science applications Luminus Devices has expanded its portfolio of ultra-high-power infrared (IR) LEDs with a new product line that addresses the rapid expansion of life sciences, medical, machine vision, and industrial applications. The Luminus CBM-90-IRD LEDs come in three peak wavelengths - 780nm, 850nm, and 940nm - and are said to deliver unmatched radiometric power in a compact package platform that is well-suited for fibre-coupled applications. These newly-introduced IR ...
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2021-04-13

SemiLEDs’ quarterly revenue rebounds, despite Chinese New Year shut-down

For fiscal second-quarter 2021 (ended 28 February), LED chip and component maker SemiLEDs Corp of Hsinchu, Taiwan has reported revenue of $1.2m, rebounding from $719,000 last quarter, despite shutting down manufacturing production for two weeks (6-21 February) due to the Chinese New Year holiday. However, this is still down on $1.537m a year ago. Gross margin was 20%, recovering from -3% last quarter but below the 36% a year ago. Operating expenses have fallen further, from $1.077m a year ago and $950,000 last quarter to $748,000. Operating margin was -42%, an impro...
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2021-04-12

Signify’s new fish lights increase growth and improve the feed conversation ratio by harnessing the power of the sun

Provide light distribution specifically designed to enhance fish growth of many different fish species, including tilapia Fit any pond size and can Illuminate up to six hours after sunset  Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has launched new Philips solar fish grow lights that help to optimize farming for ponds, while harnessing the power of the sun. It provides spectral light specifically designed to suit many fish species, including tilapia. The grow lights enable fish farmers to increase fish producti...
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2021-04-09

LG to Shut Down Smartphone Department in July, with a Continuous Sales of Existing Inventory

LG Electronics officially announced on April 5th its exit from the smartphone business after years of drastic losses in the ferocious smartphone market. In a particular statement, LG stated that it will continue selling its existing inventory, and the current equipment will receive constant after-sales support and software updates. LG expects to terminate its smartphone business prior to the end of July, though the company will continue on the R&D of relevant communication technology such as 6G so as to further enhance its competitiveness in other fields. As pointed o...
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2021-04-09

FFALCON of TCL Announced Mini LED TV Starting From RMB 4,999

Emerging brand FFALCON of TCL recently hosted a product launch named “TALK Until Levitation”, and announced the FFALCON R645C Mini LED TV series, among which the 55”, 65”, and 75” R645Cs are priced at RMB 4,999, RMB 6,499 and RMB 8,999 respectively. FFALCON R645C TV Specifications: Exterior Design: metal bezel, measures at 24.8mm in thickness. Bezel Width: upper bezel 2.5mm, bottom bezel 22.6mm, left and right bezels 2.5mm Display Specifications: ultra-high 4K resolution, supports HDR and...
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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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2021-04-08

Haier India introduces UV Clean Pro Air Conditioner for Healthy Air

Haier’s new UV Clean Pro air conditioner eliminates virus through its built-in LED UV light that sterilizes the surrounding by providing clean and breathable air The AC aims to redefine innovation with contactless connectivity, AI-enabled voice control, and a unique convertible feature that optimizes energy saving  New Delhi, 31 March, 2021: Haier, the global leader in Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics and World's Number 1 brand in Major Appliances for 12 Consecutive Years*, augmented its AC line-up for the summer season wit...
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2021-04-07

Japanese Nobel Prize laureate, Isamu Akasaki Who Invented High Efficiency Blue LED Passed Away

According to NHK, Japanese scientist Isamu Akasaki died at age 92 on April 1st, in one of the hospitals in Nagoya, Japan due to pneumonia. Photo credit: Meijo University Isamu Akasaki was born in 1929 at Kagoshima Prefecture. He graduated from Kyoto University's science department and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. Later on, he worked in Kobe Industries Corp., Nagoya University, and Matsushita Research Institute Tokyo, Inc. (MRIT), respectively. In 1981, he became a professor of Nagoya University. In 1992, he began to wor...
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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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2021-04-07

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves Historical High First Quarter Revenues Increased by 28.3% YoY

Continued to record over KRW 300 billion for three consecutive Recorded the highest first quarter consolidated revenue at KRW 312 billion Expected to grow by another double-digit in the second quarter Secured a foundation for sustainable growth with leading 2nd generation patented LED technologies Company will report details of the first quarter earnings and a sales guidance for the second quarter at the end of April   ANSAN, South Korea (April 7, 2021) – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), ...
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2021-04-06

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings

Achieved the historical highest first quarter sales at KRW 120 billion amid low seasonality New sales recognized from the 2nd generation leading technology products such as Micro LED and VCSEL Expected to grow up to double digits in sales this year as sound growth trend continues   ANSAN, South Korea (April 6, 2021) – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced that despite low seasonality, it achieved the highest first quarter sales of all time (preliminary sales announc...
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2021-04-06

GE Current, a Daintree Company, Announces the Acquisition of Forum Lighting

CLEVELAND, April 5, 2021—GE Current, a Daintree company (Current), today announced the acquisition of Forum Inc. (Forum), a privately held, Pittsburgh-based architectural linear luminaire company with a 50-plus-year record of high-quality exceptional products and proven manufacturing capabilities. Forum has manufactured lighting for numerous landmark projects, including the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, Cleveland Clinic and the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh. This transaction expands Current’s architectura...
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2021-04-01

Viewtech Vies for Dominance in Air Conditioning, Active Water Purification Markets via Constant Improvements in Product Quality, Reliability, Disinfection Efficiency

According to Optoelectronics Research Division from TrendForce, the budding UV-C LED market is not only expanding to such countries as Japan, Korea, and the US, but also moving towards applications including large-scale indoor air disinfection and running water disinfection. In particular, there are currently four major application involving UV LED disinfection modules: water purification, surface disinfection, air disinfection, and specialty disinfection, all of which place different demands on UV LED modules but require a certain standard of disinfection efficiency, lifecycle, and safety. LEDinside is honored to interview President De-Heng Zhang and Dr. Nan Meng of major Chinese module manufacturer Viewtech (also known as Hangzhou Huiyi Technology Co., Ltd.) for their insights on both the present and the future of UV-C LED disinfection products.
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2021-04-01

【Exclusive Interview】Leading UV LED Supplier Seoul Viosys Develops Solutions for Wide-Ranging Curing Applications, Phototherapy, and Disinfection

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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Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and charact... READ MORE

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE