2018-07-16

Imec and Marketech International Corp. to Develop Chip Implantation Equipment for Micro LED Manufacture Capacity

The Belgium based nano-electronic center, Imec and the Taiwan based semiconductor equipment supplier Marketech International Corp are reportedly reported to collaborate for developing a testing chip implantation equipment for Micro LED manufacturing. 
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2018-07-16

LEDinside and Worldwide Experts Unveiled Business Opportunities and Technology breakthroughs at Micro LEDforum 2018

Micro LEDforum 2018 was held successfully yesterday on July 12th in Taipei. Nearly 300 attendees from all over the world joined the giant annual event to learn the trends of the industry and to spark idea exchanges as well as to find the opportunities for business cooperation. LEDinside was honored to invite speakers from leading institutes including eLux, Uniquarta, QMAT, KIMM, Nitride Semiconductors, V-technology, Topcon, Macroblock, KLA, SelfArray and Jasper Display to share their technologies and insights of Micro LED. 
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2018-07-16

Canadian Online Food Supplier Grow Vegetables on Rooftop with LED lights of Current by GE

Lufa Farms, a Canadian food supplier based in Montreal, has collaborated with Hort Americas and Current by GE to install LED lights for maximizing the production efficiency of its hydroponic rooftop greenhouses.
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2018-07-16

Mitsubishi Electric Supplies Terminal Doppler Lidar to Improve Flight Traffic Safety at Nice Airport

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that the company will supply a Terminal Doppler Lidar system (DIABREZZATM A Series) to Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France with the cooperation of the French national meteorological service, Météo-France. 
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2018-07-16

New Approach - Quantum Dot to Increase Luminous Efficiency of LEDs

A research team from Turkey has published its findings on a novel approach to developing new nanomaterial-based white LEDs that achieves record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt in Optica, The Optical Society's journal. 
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2018-07-13

Attaching Green LED on Fishing Nets to Save Birds and Turtles

The development of LED technology not only enhances the quality of life for humans but also improves the well-being of animals. One study shows that by attaching LED lights on fishing nets, it could significantly reduce the chance to bycatch birds and turtles. 
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2018-07-13

Airport Security Upgrades with LiDAR-based Analytics

iinside, a U.S. based software developer providing human flow intelligence for airport management, announced its partnership with Quanergy Systems, Inc., a LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions supplier, for offering airports advanced approach to monitor, analyses, predict and optimize passenger flows.
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2018-07-13

Osram Announced New LED Production Methods Developed by InteGreat Research Project

A Germany based research project coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors and six other partners from science and industry reported its achievement of developing optimized approaches for manufacturing small LED chips and packaging technologies.
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2018-07-11

The Impacts of Trump’s $200 Billion China Tariff List on the LED Industry

On July 10th , the Trump administration announced plans to propose additional tariffs on US$200 Billion worth of Chinese goods and released the tariff list. LEDinside analyzed the list right after the announcement and anticipated that the new tariff list might hit the LED industry in China. 
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2018-07-11

Nichia’s o.3t LED Chips to be Booked by Apple for 6.1 inch New iPhone

The Japanese LED giant Nichia, according industry sources, will supply Apple with its 0.3t LED chips for use in the backlight of the new iPhone’s LTPS-LCD panels.
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2018-07-11

WELLMAX Takes Part in Setting Standards for LED Filament Bulbs

On July 6th, China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA), the leading semiconductor research organization, held a forum in Fudan University to propose, for the first time, industry-wide standard for LED filament products. The forum invited leading LED lighting enterprises to discuss ways to regulate the design and production of LED filament products. Attendees include engineers from Osram, MLS, Bore and Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX).
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2018-07-11

Micro LEDforum to be Held as Scheduled on 12th July at NTUH International Convention Center

LEDinside is excited to announce that the weather did not lead to any change of the schedule and Micro LEDforum will be held as planned tomorrow starting at AM10:00 (Check-in at AM9:00) at NTUH International Convention Center, Room 201.
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2018-07-10

Osram Expands Business Portfolio In Malaysia

Osram Opto Semiconductors plans to extend its business portfolio in Malaysia with on-going invention and donation of advanced equipment to four universities in Malaysia as the company expects the growth potential of automotive applications in the market. 
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2018-07-10

Samsung Sets up the Largest Smart LED Signage in South America

Samsung Electronics installed the a LED screen measured 7.7 meters tall and 63 meters wide in the Plaza Norte shopping mall in Lima, Peru. With the largest LED screen installed in South America, Samsung expects to expand its large-size screen into the markets. 
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2018-07-10

Lextar Boosts Mini LED and Wearable Devices Applications in 2H18

The Taiwan-based supplier of wide range LED product, Lextar, released its revenue of the second quarter and reported the company’s plan to boost Mini LED backlight application for the second half of 2018.
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2018-07-09

Micro LEDforum, This Week on 12th July

LEDinside is ready to welcome the experts and professionals in the industry to join us at Micro LEDforum 2018, titled “Key Technology and Application Market – Transfer, Inspection and Drive Solution Boost,” on 12th July at NTUH International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan. 
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2018-07-09

British Organization to Promote Switching LED Lighting for Buildings

The Climate Group, a UK based organization, has been partnered with Signify to propose worldwide business to adopt LEDs for indoor lighting with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
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2018-07-09

Emirates Builds the World Largest Vertical Farm with LED lighting

Emirates Airlines partnered with a U.S. based farming start-up, Crop One Holdings to construct a 12,000 square meter (130,000 square foot) vertical farming facility in Dubai for providing fresh salads for passengers. 
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2018-07-09

Epistar Corporation Announces Settlement Of Patent Litigation With All Star Lighting Supplies Inc.

Epistar Corporation (“Epistar”) announced today that it agreed to settle its patent litigation against All Star Lighting Supplies, Inc., d/b/a Luxrite (“All Star Lighting”) pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, for selling LED filament bulbs manufactured by Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co., Ltd. (“Foshan”) that were unlicensed and infringe Epistar’s light-emitting diode (“LED”) filament patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,355,208, 7,489,068, 7,560,738, 8,791,467, 9,065,022) and sold to All Star Lighting. 
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2018-07-06

Iran and China Build Joint LED Lamps Plant

With the cooperation of with Chinese investors, Iran plans to build a LED lamps plant in Ardabil Province in Iran. The new plant will provide employment opportunities for local people and it is expected to produce nearly 12,500 LED lamps per day once it starts to run. 
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2018-07-05

Varroc Lighting Acquires Turkish Automotive Firm

Varroc Lighting, a U.S. based exterior vehicle lighting supplier, announced its acquisition of a Turkish company, Sa-Ba Automotive. The acquisition will enable Varro Lighting to gain production capacity and to expand into Turkey and Europe. 
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2018-07-05

Volvo Cars Invests in LiDAR Maker Luminar

LiDAR plays a key role in applications of intelligent transportation such as automatic vehicles. With the understanding, Volvo Cars announced its investment in Luminar, a U.S. based start-up developing advanced LiDAR sensor for self-driving cars.
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2018-07-05

Micro LED Development and Progress in 1H18

Beginning with Samsung’s demonstration of its Micro LED modular TV “The Wall” at CES 2018, this year there has been news and updates about Micro LED from manufacturers and researchers all over the world. LEDinside has been following the latest movements of the industry and has revealed information of Micro LED development in the past few months. Entering the third quarter of 2018, there are more on-going developments and technical progress that we would like to share. 
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2018-07-04

Velodyne LiDAR Sensor and Renovo System to Drive Automatic Vehicles

Velodyne LiDAR reported its new sensor Velodyne VLS-128™ has become part of the Renovo reference configuration for automated vehicles powered by the Renovo AWare™ operating system. The combination of the hardware from Velodyne LiDAR and the software from Renovo helps to increase the reliability and safety for autonomous vehicles in complex driving conditions.
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2018-07-04

Sensing Elements Boost Wearable Devices and Automotive Applications

Automobile manufacturers have implemented optical sensors on vehicles and boosted the demands of sensors in recent years. Currently each vehicle is installed with four to five set sensing elements. It is forecasted that the number will keep growing and by 2020, every single vehicle might be installed with up to 10 sensing elements. Another major market for sensor applications is wearable devices. The market expansion of wearable devices will increase the needs of photodiode by four-fivefold.
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2018-07-04

Nichia Turns Vegetables into Medicinal Plants with LED Lighting

LED applications have opened an explosive market in horticulture lighting. Nichia, the Japanese LED giant, set up a laboratorial plant factory in Shanghai to test how different LED light sources can alter the ingredients of plants to create medicinal effects. 
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2018-07-04

OSRAM Continental Joint Venture Initiates Operations for Advancing Automotive Lighting

OSRAM and Continental have finished the negotiation and approval process and launched OSRAM Continental GmbH joint venture that started to operate from July 2nd 2018. OSRAM Continental plans to employ around 1,500 people worldwide and to move the headquarters from Munich to Garching.
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2018-07-03

Magna Buys Olsa and Expands Lighting Business

Canadian automotive components supplier, Magna, announced that the company has signed a deal to buy Olsa S.p.A, an Italian automotive lighting producer for approximately 230 million euros. The acquisition will extend Magna’s capability of producing lighting product from designing to manufacturing. 
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2018-07-03

Osram Appoints Jes Munk Hansen as CEO for the U.S.

Osram has appointed Jes Munk Hansen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the US, and Head of Global Sales for all business units. Hansen had served in different roles at Osram and as CEO in LEDVANCE from 2015-2017.
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2018-07-02

Nichia Develops a Full Range of LED Products and Strengthens its Micro LED Force

Nichia considered that in 2H18, the competition between LED makers will still go on due to the excess capacity of LED backlight and the weak market demands in the past two quarters. As the prices of LED chips and packaging has been down for years, there might be more acquisitions between corporates and some collapses for small and medium sized manufacturers. Generally speaking, 2018 is a tough year for the LED industry. 
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