2018-02-08

Samsung Introduces Professional Micro LED Display for Improved Commercial Content Delivery

Samsung Electronics literally will take LED engagement to new heights with the introduction of ‘The Wall Professional’ – a modular, large-format indoor Micro LED display that can extend to hundreds of inches in size while delivering outstanding brightness, contrast and viewing angles. The Wall Professional will serve as the centerpiece of the Samsung booth at ISE 2018.
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2018-02-08

Lighthouse teamed up with Macroblock in the development of next generation LED Video Display

Lighthouse Technologies Limited (Lighthouse), a LED video display solutions specialist has joined forces with Macroblock, an expert in LED Driver IC to launch the new Quantum q fine pitch LED Screen Series (1.5mm, 1.8mm & 2.5mm pixel pitch) using the Macroblock’s 48-Ch LED Driver IC MBI5353 to deliver the unprecedented LED fine pitch display screen at ISE 2018.
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2018-02-08

Breakthrough UV-C LED Performance Enables New Life Science Applications

Phoseon Technology announces that utilizing its patented SLM technology and proprietary thermal management system achieves a breakthrough level of deep-UV irradiance targeted at disinfection and decontamination Life Science applications.
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2018-02-07

Innolux to Commercialize AM Mini LED After Two Years

Innolux yesterday (February 6) demonstrated a 10.1-inch AM Mini LED display at a shareholder meeting. This new technology will be officially commercialized in the automotive electronics market, said Chin-Lung Ting, Executive Vice President of Innolux Corporation. Before that, the Taiwan-based company will continue the development of other devices.
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2018-02-07

Micro LED vs OLED: Competition between the Two Display Technologies

The emergence of Micro LED does steal some of the limelight from OLED that has been dominating the television market for the past few years, but can Micro LED really challenge OLED?
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2018-02-06

Seren Investment to Boost Manufacturing of Key Technology for Next Generation Micro LED Displays

Seren Photonics, the UK-based developer of semipolar and nonpolar Gallium Nitride (GaN) based products, has successfully completed the first tranche of a £1m investment round with funding from existing and new investors.
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2018-02-06

TV Vendors Aim to Regain Profits by Specs Upgrade, Market Share of 8K TV is Projected at 5% in 2022

According to the latest report of WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global shipments of branded LCD TV sets for 2017 totaled 211 million units, a decrease of 4.1% compared with prior year. This is a new low since 2014, indicating a bottleneck in the development of TV industry. In 2018, TV brands will focus on large-size, high-resolution products, and also develop high-end products like QLED and OLED TVs, hoping to push sales and regain profits by specifications upgrade.
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2018-02-06

Samsung to Launch Micro LED and QLED TVs in March

Samsung will be hosting a product launch event in New York. The announcement draws the world’s attention for Samsung did not unveil all the new TVs at CES 2018 and it is considering some changes to its product strategies.
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2018-02-05

Panasonic Vertical Farm in Full Operation; Special Horticultural LED Lighting Deployed to Increase Vegetable Production

Multinational electronics company Panasonic will start growing and marketing high-value vegetables in China from March 2018 with its vertical farm in Suzhou. Those vegetables will be made into salads and sold to up to 30 shops in Suzhou and Shanghai.
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2018-02-05

Samsung, San’an Opto Sign Agreement to Co-develop Micro LED Display

Chinese LED behemoth San’an Optoelectronics today issued a document announcing that it will team up with Samsung to Co-develop Micro LED displays.
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2018-02-02

LEDVANCE Recalls Recessed Canister Light Kits After Customer Reports

LEDVANCE announced to recall its recessed canister light kits after receiving reports of customers.
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2018-02-02

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves USD 1.04 Billion Record Annual Revenues for Fiscal Year 2017

Seoul Semiconductor announced 2017 fiscal year consolidated revenues of US$ 1.04 billion. The 16% rise in consolidated revenues far exceeds the industry average, which grew 2% during the same period. The growth of revenue is contributed to improvements in both general lighting sales and IT product related sales growing in the mid-teens as well as the automotive lighting business which grew more than 20%.
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2018-02-02

Philips Lighting CEO on US Lighting Market after the World Economic Forum 2018

Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting, talked briefly about the lighting market in the US during an interview with CNBC.
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2018-02-01

British LED Wholesaler Launches Slim Infrared Panel Heaters

UK-based LED wholesaler Mirrorstone Lighting demonstrated an innovative infrared panel heater able to save energy and replace traditional heating systems in the households in the UK.
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2018-02-01

Klaasen Lighting Design Partners with Gooee as IoT Changes the Way Lighting Projects Are Specified

International Lighting-Design company Klaasen Lighting Design (KLD), which has offices in Singapore, Perth, Shanghai and Jakarta, has entered into a partnership agreement with US based data platform provider Gooee.
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2018-01-30

EVERLIGHT Announces Big Push into IR LED and Plans to Mass Produce Mini LED in 3Q18

Last year, Taiwanese LED packaging company EVERLIGHT registered a lukewarm annual earnings with a YoY decline of 6.6%. In face of looming threats from Chinese competitors, EVERLIGHT adjusts its product mix in hope to push up its revenue in 2018.
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2018-01-30

Leading European Developer of Superluminescent LED Chooses Veeco Propel GaN MOCVD Platform

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that EXALOS has ordered a Propel GaN Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for the research and development of high-performance broadband superluminescent light emitting diodes (SLEDs). EXALOS, headquartered in Switzerland, is expected to receive the Propel system in the third quarter of 2018.
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2018-01-30

Realizing Highly Efficient Quantum Dot LEDs with Metallic Nanostructures at Low Cost

KAIST researchers have discovered a technology that enhances the efficiency of Quantum Dot LEDs.
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2018-01-30

KAIST Team Develops Flexible Vertical Micro LED

A KAIST research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor Daesoo Kim from the Department of Biological Sciences has developed flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs) using anisotropic conductive film (ACF)-based transfer and interconnection technology. The team also succeeded in controlling animal behavior via optogenetic stimulation of the f-VLEDs.
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2018-01-29

Future Farm Provides LED Canada Update

Future Farm Technologies Inc. updated that its LED Canada division has made significant progress in the past quarter.
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2018-01-26

Samsung Display Signs Long-term Contracts with Air Products for OLED Production

Samsung Display and Air Products has signed new long-term contracts to supply gaseous nitrogen and oxygen, and liquid argon to Samsung's Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) manufacturing complex in Tangjeong, South Korea.
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2018-01-26

Sharp and Universal Display Corporation Announce an Extended OLED Evaluation Agreement

Universal Display Corporation announced that the Company and display manufacturer Sharp have entered into an extended and updated evaluation agreement.
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2018-01-26

Speed Breeding with Specialized LED Lamps Cuts Crop Growth Time by Half

A group of scientists found a method to grow wheat twice as fast as the speed using standard approaches. This method can help feed the rapidly-growing population worldwide.
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2018-01-25

Epistar to Ship out Mini LED and VCSEL in 2H18

Finance of Taiwanese LED giant Epistar saw a noticeable recuperation last year. The market this year anticipates Mini LED, one of Epistar’s new lineup, to generate a revenue for the company in 2H18.
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2018-01-25

Huawei, Xiaomi Team up with Taiwanese Backlight Makers to Launch Mini LED-lit Smartphones

Since Apple joined to share some of the OLED supply for its iPhone X in 2017, the shortage of OLED panels has become intensified. Because of the agreement Apple signed with the exclusive supplier Samsung, Apple always stays in the list as the top priority that a large proportion of the OLED supply goes to. Other smartphone manufacturers struggle as they also want to use OLED panels for their products but the supply is simply not enough. Thus, they, the Chinese smartphone brands in particular, turned to Mini LED.
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2018-01-25

Samsung Found to File Trademark ‘Micro QLED’ in South Korea

A series of acts of Samsung developing Micro LED has been gradually unveiled. From the rumor about its investment in Taiwan-based Micro LED startup PlayNitride to the recent demonstration of its gigantic Micro LED modular TV The Wall at CES 2018, they more or less suggest Samsung’s attempt to rival other display makers with the Micro LED technology.
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2018-01-24

Apple Taps into Development of Near Infrared Applications for Medical Diagnosis and Night Vision

Apple has reportedly been granted a patent covering an optical system featuring near infrared technology that can be used for fields such as medical diagnosis and night vision.  
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2018-01-24

JDI Develops Transparent Glass-based Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) announced that it has developed a transparent glass-based capacitive fingerprint sensor by applying the company's capacitive multi-touch technology used in its other liquid crystal displays (LCDs). JDI plans to start commercial shipments within its 2018 fiscal year, which ends March of 2019.
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2018-01-24

Philips Lighting Whittles Down R&D Unit

Philips Lighting announced on January 10 that it was letting go of a portion of the employees at its R&D laboratory in Eindhoven, reported DutchNews.nl.
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2018-01-23

TrendForce Says Global TV Panel Shipments for 2017 Grew by 1.3%; LGD, BOE, Innolux Took Top 3 Positions

WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that global LCD TV panel shipments increased quarter by quarter in 2017. 1H17 showed less momentum for holiday sales due to the high prices, but shipments rebounded in 2H17 as the prices declined and TV makers prepared for the year-end sales. Moreover, the new production capacities of BOE’s Gen 8.5 fab in Fuqing and HKC’s Gen 8.6 fab in Chongqing have been focusing on middle-size TV panels (43" and 32" respectively), bringing the annual shipments beyond expectation to 263.83 million pieces, an increase of 1.3% compared with 2016.
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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