2017-11-23

Epistar Increases Investment in Mini LED & VCSEL

Taiwanese LED chipmaker Epistar reported a decline in revenue in October due to the slow season and estimated 4Q17 sales less than that of 3Q17. However, Epistar’s outlook for 2018 is positive with the momentum from collaboration with display makers on Mini LED-lit displays.
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2017-11-23

Osram's New LED Chip Factory Goes Into Operation in Kulim

Osram's new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, begins operation on time. "We are both on schedule and within budget," pointed out Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG, during the opening ceremony in Kulim on Thursday.
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2017-11-22

Philips Lighting Partners with Baidu to Bring Connected Lighting to Smart Homes in China

Philips Lighting announced that it has added Baidu to its ‘Friends of Hue’ partner program. 
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2017-11-22

LG Display to Shut Down LCD Plants and Prioritize OLED

Vice Chairman of Korean panel maker LG Display (LGD) Sang-Beom Han announced in July that by the end of 2017, LCD panel Fab P2, P3, and P4 in Gumi would be shut down. Fab P4 is officially closed. Sources pointed out that LGD is accelerating the transformation to pare down LCD Lines.
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2017-11-22

Philips Lighting Delivers 1 Billion LED Lights as Part of Global Lighting Challenge

Philips Lighting has delivered one billion LED lamps and luminaires as part of its commitment to the ‘Global Lighting Challenge’, the Clean Energy Ministerial campaign to deploy ten billion high-efficiency light points to improve energy efficiency around the world.
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2017-11-22

[Videos] Osram CTO Introduces New 6-inch Plant in Kulim

The company releases three videos in which Dr. Stefan Kampmann, CTO of Osram, talks about three important aspects of the new Kulim plant. 
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2017-11-22

Lumileds Opens New Innovation Center in Shanghai, Reinforcing Commitment to Asia

Lumileds held a grand opening event to celebrate officially opening the doors of its new office and innovation center in Shanghai. Lumileds is making an important investment in pursuing further growth in one of the biggest global markets in automotive, illumination and mobile.  
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2017-11-21

Mini LED Rekindles Hope of Taiwanese LED Makers, Epistar Chairman Says

Mini LED has a high chance to help Taiwanese LED manufacturers reclaim the leading position in the high-end backlight market in 2018. It rekindles Taiwanese firms’ hope against the ‘OLED attack’ from Korea, expected Bingjie Li, Chairman of Epistar.
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2017-11-21

Apple Reportedly Collaborating with TSMC on Silicon-based Micro LED Displays

Apple might be cutting the size of its Micro LED R&D team, but it does not seem to give up on the next generation display technology, a few sources reported. It is collaborating with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to develop an alternative approach to sidestep challenges including the notorious mass transfer of chips.
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2017-11-20

Where Micro LED Can Possibly Go After Apple Downsizes R&D Team

Much hope has been put in Micro LED to drive the next generation display technology, but there isn’t a concrete date to see it commercialized yet. The production cost is still high, and development of mass transfer technologies gets stuck. Even Apple is rumoured to have downsized its secret team that develops Micro LED in Taiwan.
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2017-11-18

Display Technologies: Fine-pitch LED, Mini LED, and Micro LED

There are many recent articles explaining mini LED or Micro LED. Some are correct, but some are not. Let LEDinside explain and tell you the differences between fine-pitch LED, mini LED and micro LED.
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2017-11-18

GE Continues Restructuring and Plans to Axe Lighting Business

Earlier in this week, General Electric dropped a bombshell while announcing its financial results and business outlooks for the next two years. The company cut its dividend in half and planned to strategically downsize its business by narrowing its focus on three key sectors.
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2017-11-16

Pedestrian Light Avista Receives U.S. Patent Protection

Amerlux announced it has been granted U.S. patent protection for intellectual property incorporated into its Avista pedestrian light engine.
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2017-11-16

LEDVANCE Continues Its Transformation

LEDVANCE made an statement that it would continue its transformation after confirming the job cut at the headquarters in America last week.
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2017-11-16

Korean Panel Industry Affected Little by Earthquake, Says TrendForce

At 2:29 p.m. on November 15 of South Korea's local time (1:29 p.m. of Taiwan's local time), a 5.5-magnitude shock struck Korea's east coast. The epic center is located at 9 kilometers north to Pohang City, North Gyeongsang Province. Its depth was about 9 kilometers deep. About this surprising incident in Korea, WitsView, a division of TrendForce, analyzed that it influenced very little to the entire panel industry.
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2017-11-15

Rongwen and Silver Spring Networks Connect Smart Lighting in China

Guangdong Rongwen Energy Technology Group (Rongwen) and Silver Spring Networks announced their selection to connect smart LED street lights in Guangzhou, China at Smart City Expo World Congress. 
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2017-11-15

Taiwanese Companies to Demo Micro LED Displays in 1H18

The Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Lab (EOSRL) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is co-developing ultra fine-pitch Micro LED displays with PlayNitride, LED Driver IC expert Macroblock, and PCB maker Unimicron Techology, sources from the industry have revealed.
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2017-11-15

EVERLIGHT to Sell Shares of Epistar

EVERLIGHT made an announcement to sell a part of Epistar stocks after a board meeting.
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2017-11-15

Leyard Fine-pitch Displays Selected to Feature 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

NBC Olympics has selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video walls for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 - 25, 2018. 
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2017-11-14

Leti Demonstrates World’s First 300 mm Wafer-to-wafer Direct Hybrid Bonding with 1-Micron Pitch on EV Group System

EV Group and Leti completed the world's first successful 300-mm wafer-to-wafer direct hybrid bonding with pitch dimension connections as small as 1µm (micron).
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2017-11-14

amBX to Show ‘Wellbeing Dashboard’ Concept for Next Generation Human Centric Lighting

British lighting technology company amBX has teamed up with lighting consultancy IT Does Lighting to develop the concept of a Wellbeing Dashboard that can enable building managers and employers to monitor how well the lighting in their spaces is supporting employees.
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2017-11-14

Uncanny Green Line on iPhone X OLED Display

Just been out on the market for a short time, the iPhone X is reported to experience a hardware problem. A vertical green line is reported to appear on the phone’s iconic OLED display, which TechCrunch suggested to be possibly related to an electrical flaw.
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2017-11-13

Universal Display Stock Surges, Riding Growth in OLED Industry

OLED technology and materials supplier Universal Display on November 2nd registered 3Q17 financial results with burgeoning growth in every aspect, due primarily to the incremental demand for OLED in consumer electronics and lighting applications.
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2017-11-13

AV1 Group Announces $5.5M Pilot for Smart City Transition in Michigan

AV1 Group announced that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, XFIRE Smart Systems, it has initiated a pilot program for a major city in Michigan to design and implement its Smart City transition with an estimated order of approximately USD 5.5 million. 
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2017-11-13

UL Warns of Unauthorized UL Mark on FSL LED Lamps

The following is a notification from UL that FSL LED lamps identified below bear an unauthorized UL Mark. The FSL LED lamps have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these FSL LED lamps comply with any safety requirements.
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2017-11-10

ITRI to Build First Micro LED Pilot Line for VR Application in Taiwan

Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Lab under ITRI attempts to build a Micro LED pilot line which will start operating in 3Q18 at the earliest and offer products to Taiwan-based VR companies. 
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2017-11-10

DOE Publishes Report on Connected Lighting System Interoperability

The U.S. Department of Energy has just completed the first study in a series on connected lighting system (CLS) interoperability. The main goal of the series is to discern and document the current state of CLS interoperability at this early stage, with its landscape of multiple vendors, technologies, and business models. 
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2017-11-09

Macroblock Lets Go of Low-end Market to Secure Gross Margin

Macroblock fought a several price war against its rivals in China in 2017, so its product gross margin significantly dropped. The firm's gross margin in 2Q17 fell to 22.68%, far below 32.81%, the average gross margin in 2016.
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2017-11-09

USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain LED Lighting Devices, Components, and Power Supplies

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain LED lighting devices, LED power supplies, and components thereof. 
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2017-11-08

Veeco Sees Robust Demand in China

Veeco 3Q17 revenue (ended September 30)  stood at USD 131.9 million with growth of 54.2% YoY or 14.6% QoQ, compared with USD 85.5 million in the same period in 2016 and USD 115.1 million in 2Q17. 
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