2018-03-05

ITRI: Taiwan Should Hold on to Micro LED to Bring Its Display Industry to Life

The TFT-LCD market has already become a red ocean. Korea and Japan take the lead in the OLED market. In terms of display technologies, Taiwan should seize the chance to pioneer the development of Micro LED if it wants to secure a competitive share in the global display market in the future.
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2018-03-03

Highlight of the Month: Smart Lighting Takes off

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is definitely pushing our technology to a new level. Now, we can combine LED lighting with sensing and data analyzing capabilities. All these bring the LED industry opportunities to connect with future technologies.
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2018-02-27

Philips Lighting Reduces Carbon Emissions by 20% in 2017

Philips Lighting announced that in 2017 it reduced its carbon footprint by 20% to 325 kilotonnes CO2 and increased its use of electricity from renewable sources from 67% to 80%. These results highlight the progress the company is making on its Brighter Lives, Better World sustainability program, which was launched in 2016.
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2018-02-27

Cree Announces Long-Term Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement with Infineon

Cree announces that it signed a strategic long-term agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to Infineon Technologies AG
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2018-02-27

Demand for Smart Home Accelerates the Development of Smart Lighting

LED lighting industry has been developing towards smart lighting in recent years in order to avoid involving in price wars. In the era of IoT, lighting is no longer individual product, but a systematical solution. Manufacturers are trying to enhance the added value of lighting equipment by integrating functions like Internet of Things and ambient sensing. International manufacturers such as Philips, Osram, and Opple Lighting, a Chinese maker, have all invested heavily in smart lighting R&D to lay the foundation for future market.
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2018-02-27

Opportunities and Challenges in OLED Lighting Market

Currently, automotive lighting is reported to be the most promising and most mature application market for OLED lighting. In fact, with the latest integration of LED technology, lighting has become a significant feature of cars with potential value rather than a basic function of vehicles, and OLEDs have the real potential to differentiate themselves from LEDs and can provide new added values. The BMW M4 GTS, introduced in 2016, is the first commercial vehicle to incorporate OLED technology in taillights.
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2018-02-26

LG Display to Rival Samsung in Micro LED TV Space

TV makers, especially Samsung and LG Display, are scrambling for changes and quality upgrades for their products. In 2018, the focus of the competition between the two Korean display manufacturers will shift from QLED vs. OLED to Micro LED.
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2018-02-26

Smart Lighting Most Widely Adopted in Industrial Market Yet Grows at Fastest Pace in Residential Space

Smart lighting has been developed for years, but products and applications are not really used widely. In 2017, however, smart lighting has entered rapid development. According to the latest data of LEDinside, the global smart lighting market reached close to US$4.6 billion in 2017 with an annual growth rate of 95%. The market size is expected to reach US$13.4 billion in 2020.
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2018-02-26

HC Semitek Makes Big Push for Advanced Semiconductors Including Micro LED, VCSEL, IR LED

Chinese LED maker HC Semitek announced it has signed an investment framework agreement to establish projects of advanced semiconductors and devices in the Yiwu Information and Optoelectronics Hi-Tech Industrial Park. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by the Yiwu Municipal People’s Government.
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2018-02-26

Big Names in the Wave of Connected Lighting and Smart Cities

It’s not a coincidence that multinational lighting conglomerates like Philips Lighting and LEDVANCE have lately been undergoing transformations, including product mix adjustment, more investments in smart lighting, cutting jobs and quitting production related to traditional lighting.
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2018-02-26

LEDinside: Development of Smart LED Lighting Market and Trends in Communication Technology in 2017-2020

The rise of the Internet of Things has led LED lighting to networked high-value digital lighting. Smart systems can collect information of users and environment, etc., make data analysis, and then adjust devices. Personalized and human-centric smart lighting has become the focus of future industrial development.
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2018-02-23

How OLED Oversupply Will Affect Opportunity of Mini LED in Smartphone Display Market

Here begins a debate: when Mini LED is ready to enter the smartphone display market, it have to face an oversupply of OLED screens. Does Mini LED still have chances to grow in this space? And for how long can it last?
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2018-02-23

Smart Lighting Control Systems are Solving Real-World Problems

LED lighting has come a long way from its initial days. Today it is combined with digital lighting controls to create smart lighting solutions that dramatically save on energy consumption and the related operating costs. But in addition to these savings, organizations deploying smart lighting solutions are achieving impressive results in other ways. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
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2018-02-22

Universal Display to Supply OLED Materials to Samsung and Govisionox Based on New Agreements

Universal Display Corporation this month has confirmed two partnerships for OLED production.
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2018-02-22

SloanLED Awarded Engen Project

SloanLED announces it has won a national rollout LED lighting upgrade with Engen, one of Africa’s energy companies. The Engen program has commenced with several trial sites in South Africa utilizing SloanLED’s lighting solution.
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2018-02-22

ESCO Ameresco Delivers Energy Savings Projects to Four Colleges in Scotland

Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company providing energy infrastructure solutions, announced that its UK operation was awarded and delivered a £3 million energy performance contract (EPC) across four colleges in Scotland—Edinburgh College, Borders College, Newbattle Abbey College, and West Lothian College.
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2018-02-21

NTU Researchers Devise Ultra Efficient LED-based Train Headlight

Researchers have designed a new LED-based train headlight that uses a tenth of the energy required for headlights using conventional light sources. If operated 8 hours every day, the electricity savings of the new design would reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by about 152 kilograms per year.
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2018-02-21

Seoul Semiconductor Invalidates Everlight’s Patent in the UK and Holds Everlight Responsible for Paying Significant Litigation Costs to Seoul

Seoul Semiconductor on February 20 has won the patent invalidity litigation action that was filed against Everlight Electronics in the United Kingdom.
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2018-02-21

India-based Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting Launches Smart Home Solution

Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, one of the fastest growing FMCG companies in India has launched Wipro Z Nxt, an integrated home automation solution. This system enables the user to transform any ordinary home into a smart home, where the complete household can be controlled from any smart devices, anywhere in the world.
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2018-02-21

Osram Announces Satisfactory Performance in Digital Lighting

High-tech company Osram is increasingly focusing on digitalization trends. During the Annual General Meeting, CEO Olaf Berlien outlined to shareholders the promising path the long-established company will take over the coming years.
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2018-02-21

Artemide North America Announces Strategic Reorganization Amid Exponential Growth

As Artemide continues to experience exponential growth across North America, Vice President of Sales, Claude Blache, recognized the need to redefine their approach, embracing the sales model to its fullest potential.  Artemide is enhancing its presence in all segments of the lighting market to sustain its brand awareness, leading position and current sales growth. The company’s focus is to strengthen its presence in the Architectural and Design sectors, fostering current relationships and developing new ones.
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2018-02-21

Japanese Researchers Develop Ultrathin, Highly Elastic Micro LED Skin Display

A new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system - called "skin electronics" - can transmit biometric data to the cloud.
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2018-02-21

Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld Report Names Singapore, London and Barcelona as Top Global Smart Cities

Philips Lighting published a new report together with SmartCitiesWorld that highlights the drivers and hurdles faced by local authorities considering implementing a smart city program. 
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2018-02-21

Top Commercial Lighting Trends for 2018

Light influences our lives in many ways including our health, moods, productivity, concentration, sleep cycles, decision making and emotions. With the adoption of smart lighting and IoT, lighting characteristics such as color, intensity and timing can automatically adjust to meet the needs of occupants. For example, in this article by Digital Lumens (now OSRAM), the author states, “In your kids’ elementary school, biometric sensors will track students’ alertness, subtly shifting spectrum to automatically boost their focus any time it starts to wane.”
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2018-02-21

Philips Lighting Implements European Carbon-saving Lighting Projects through SUSI Energy Efficiency Fund

Philips Lighting has selected SUSI Partners' SUSI Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF) as financing partner to implement Light as a Service (LaaS) projects to help European lighting customers upgrade their lighting to more energy-efficient systems and reduce carbon emissions.
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2018-02-14

[Notification] LEDinside Will See You After Chinese New Year

LEDinside would like to thank everyone for your support and regular visit to our online magazine. As Chinese New Year is approaching, we will temporarily stop updating industry news until February 21.
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2018-02-12

Dim Light May Change Brain Structure and Hurt Memory, Neuroscientists Find

A group of neuroscientists from Michigan State University lately revealed a new research indicating that dim ambient light might affect one’s brain.
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2018-02-12

LEDVANCE Successfully Delivers 25 Million LED Lamps to Indian Government

LEDVANCE has successfully delivered 25 million energy-efficient LED lamps to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), the Indian government agency in charge of executing India‘s UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) initiative.
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2018-02-09

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Litigation against Mouser for Sale of Everlight Products in Italy

On February 2, 2018, Seoul Semiconductor filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Italy in the Court of Milan against Mouser Electronics Inc., a global electronic components distributor, as well as its Italian subsidiary – for the sale of certain Everlight LED products.
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2018-02-08

Lukewarm iPhone X Sales Cools Down Smartphone OLED Demand

Display makers have been scrambling for the production of smartphone OLED screens for the iPhone X; however, the phone faces a tepid sales and even a possibility to be discontinued in 2018.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE