2021-09-01

Seoul Semiconductor Expands its Business through SunLike Natural Sunlight Spectrum LED Technology Patents and Business Rights Transfer

Circadian Rhythm (24-hour cycle) identified by the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Acquired all SunLike technology for natural light source jointly developed with Toshiba Materials in Japan: To expand investment and business Experimental results that SunLike has possibility of helping prevent myopia and improving memory will be announced ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it expects to expand its business of SunLike ...
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2021-09-01

25th Anniversary Of The White LED Nichia’s Innovation That Changed The World!

Nichia’s Legendary History Established in 1956 to produce chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry, Nichia quickly evolved to become one of the world’s largest phosphor manufacturers, a leadership position Nichia held into the 2000’s. After significant investment into a technology believed impossible, in 1993 Nichia commercialized the very first high luminous blue LEDs. With these high luminous blue LEDs and its then 30+ years of phosphor expertise and history, Nichia created a revolutionary technology. In September of 1996, Nichia combi...
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2021-08-31

GE Current, a Daintree Company Announces 10% Price Increase

by Edison Report Randy Reid August 30, 2021 EdisonReport can confirm that GE Current, A Daintree company has announced a price increase.  Below is information from an email sent to agents and distributors last week:   “This year, every industry continues to be impacted by unprecedented inflationary commodity pressure and component availability challenges.   Throughout this year, we have tried to minimize the price increases to our customers; however, the cost pressure is not abating. Therefore, we are announcing the following price ...
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2021-08-31

Signify Introduces Philips A-Lamp With Up to a 50-Year Life

Good for planet and purse: Signify introduces Philips LED’s first most energy-efficient A-class bulbs   New Philips LED A-class bulbs consume 60% less energy compared to standard Philips LED bulbs and have a longer lifespan Provides consumers with a smart investment for the planet and their purse Philips LED’s new and improved regular A-shape bulbs will be available starting September 1, 2021   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lig...
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2021-08-30

AR Smartglass Supplier Partnership to deliver the next generation of AR wearables

WaveOptics, the pioneering designers of diffractive waveguides for Augmented Reality (AR) wearables, has announced a strategic supplier relationship with Jade Bird Display (JBD) for MicroLED microdisplays. The Leopard is the latest development kit by WaveOptics which demonstrates to their customers the advanced level of readily deployable and customisable AR technology.   It is the closest form-factor akin to traditional consumer eye wear available from the UK based company which recently was acquired by Snap Inc. Alongside the paten...
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2021-08-30

Candidates For Next-gen LED-based Datacoms

UK researchers show how organic semiconductors, CQDs and perovskites can be used in LED-based optical communications systems A new paper from the University of Surrey and the University of Cambridge has detailed how two relatively unexplored semiconducting materials can satisfy the telecommunication industry's hunger for enormous amounts of data at ever-greater speeds. LED-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including mobile phones, to communicate with one another by using infrared light. However, LED techniques are underused because in its...
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2021-08-30

VueReal announces volume shipments of MicroLED displays to its customers in Q4 2021

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - VueReal Inc., a leader in developing key enabling technologies for microLED displays, is pleased to announce volume orders for its transparent displays from automotive and aerospace customers capping off several key milestones in the commercialization of both its custom displays and its microprinting platform technology.   VueReal high transparent, high brightness display (CNW Group/VueReal)   VueReal partners directly with OEMs for custom display designs in order to bring these in...
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2021-08-30

Toyoda Gosei Launches UV-C High-Speed Surface Disinfector

Kiyosu, Japan, August 27, 2021: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. will launch a “UV-C High-Speed Surface Disinfector,” which uses deep ultraviolet (UV-C) LEDs that effectively kill viruses and bacteria, in November 2021. Preorders of the product will be accepted from September 1. With the recent rise in awareness of infection prevention, Toyoda Gosei is launching various products that disinfect air and surfaces using UV-C LEDs. The UV-C High-Speed Surface Disinfector eliminates more than 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on both top and bottom surfaces...
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2021-08-30

Providing High-Quality Mini LED Equipment, Xin YiChang Net Income Surges 134%

Specializing in producing smart manufacturing equipment, Xin YiChang has witnessed rapid growth following the booming development of Mini LED and semiconductor sectors. On the evening of August 15, Xin YiChang released its 1H21 earnings report, in which the company posted an operating income of RMB 494 million (USD 76.19 million; 53.44% YoY) and a net profit of RMB 99.4483 million (USD 15.33 million; 133.96% YoY). Unit: Yuan; Currency: RMB The LED and Semiconductor Industries Are Thriving, Boosting the Company’s Earnings In 2021,...
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2021-08-27

New Planar Lifestyle Displays Deliver Unmatched Visual Experiences for Luxury Environments

Backed by an elite service offering for highly-skilled installation, the leading-edge family of large-scale HD, 4K and 8K LED displays features industry-leading resolutions, ultra-fine pitch MicroLED technology and 109-inch to 219-inch diagonal sizes PORTLAND, Ore., August 25, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the release of Planar Lifestyle Displays, a combination of large-scale LED displays and superior installation services that enrich luxury environments. Supporting large indoor spaces, ...
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2021-08-26

Scientists Develop Efficient GaN-based Green LEDs

A research team led by Shengjun Zhou at Wuhan University has reported developing efficient GaN-based green LEDs on sapphire substrate. They proposed a hybrid nucleation layer consisting of sputtered AlN and mid-temperature GaN components to boost quantum efficiency of GaN-based green LEDs. The team says the hybrid nucleation layer provides a promising approach for the pursuit of efficient III-nitride emitters in the green-to-amber region. Currently, the development of efficient III-nitride emitters in the full visible range is very attractive. The integrati...
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2021-08-25

Retailers Employing NICHIA LED Technology Are Ahead Of The Game

After completing a successful pilot project, German retailer EDEKA equips its latest store entirely with NICHIA technology Tokushima, Japan – 3 August 2021: LED manufacturer NICHIA is a technology leader in highly efficient human centric lighting and the replication of natural light. Its innovative LED technologies are increasingly being used in retail to push the shopping experience to the next level. The most recent project is an EDEKA store in Wiesbaden-Sonnenberg, Germany, which opened its doors in May and is equipped with a lighting solutio...
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2021-08-25

Samsung Display Unveils New Eco² OLED™ that Reduces Power Consumption, Offers Enhanced Under-Panel Camera, and Features Eco-Friendly Design

Latest OLED technology from Samsung Display sets new industry standard for smartphone market with its first-ever integrated polarizer   Samsung Display today unveils its new Eco2 (Eco Square) OLED™ technology, which further reduces power consumption and offers an improved Under-Panel Camera (UPC) – a first in a foldable device – and eco-friendly design. The name of the Eco2 OLED™ display itself – Efficient power Consumption + Eco-friendly Component – highlights these benefits....
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2021-08-25

[Learn Display] Transparent OLED

You may have seen transparent displays often in SF movies. Transparent OLED, one of the cutting-edge display technologies, even showcases the back of its screen transparently. Transparent OLED displays are made up of clear materials and have transmissive space for lights to pass through the pixels, making them look transparent. This technology is expected to be used in applications where users need to see through the other side of a screen, such as replacing the Heads-up Display (HUD) that projects images on the windshield. Transparent OLED displays are manu...
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2021-08-24

Lumileds Expands the Industry’s Broadest Color Portfolio and Extends its LED Phosphor Conversion Program

LUXEON 2835 PC Red-Orange LED simplifies color-mixing solution engineering   San Jose, CA – August 17, 2021 – Lumileds today announced its latest phosphor-converted (PC) LED, a PC Red-Orange LED that is part of the LUXEON 2835 Color Line. Like PC Amber, phosphor conversion of a blue InGaN chip brings many advantages compared to its direct AlInGaP counterpart, most significantly, simpler engineering when mixing colors, equivalent forward voltage to other InGaN LEDs, stabler, higher output at operating tempe...
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2021-08-24

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Is Developing Micro LED Display Technologies

To compete with South Korean companies holding a dominant position in the OLED display market, Apple is striving to establish its Mini LED industry chain. According to the latest report by Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst of Apple products, Apple’s mass production agenda for its Mini LED monitors comprises five stages. Stage 1: Changes in screen yield rates and shipping schedules will significantly affect the stock valuation of “primary suppliers”. Therefore, Apple’s suppliers will endeavor to improve product yield. Stage 2: T...
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2021-08-24

With Mini LED Shipment Increases, Entire Has Positive Outlook for 2H21

Taiwan-based Entire Technology is forecast to sustain its revenue growth to October as raw material prices are stabilizing with shipment increases of Mini LED products. Institutional investors predict that Entire will be out of the red in this quarter and continue to head for earnings growth. Founded in 2003, Entire specializes in developing light guide plates and diffuser plates for backlight modules, which are applied to various monitors, eco-friendly business and home lighting products, commercial signage, appliance display modules, and biotech displays. In Q2, some of...
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2021-08-24

Targeting Mini/Micro LED, AUO Accelerates Transformation and Upgrading

On August 19, the panel giant AUO convened a shareholders meeting. During the meeting, Chairman Paul SL Peng suggested that, regarding shareholders’ concerns over the stock price and analysts’ ratings of the panel industry, AUO could not affect its stock price, but the Taiwan-based panel manufacturer is striving to develop “biaxial transformation” (i.e., the Go Premium and Go vertical projects) strategies to ensure sustainable and stable profitability. Mr. Peng emphasized that because the panel industry is highly sensitive to changes in the econ...
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2021-08-24

Mackwell Health Announce Partnership With GE Current A Daintree Company

Mackwell Health is proud to announce a partnership with GE Current, a Daintree company to collaborate in the field of LED UV disinfection technology. The partnership will extend Current’s ground-breaking 365DisInFx™ UV Technology to the European, Middle Eastern and Australia/New Zealand markets. The 365DisInFx™ UV technology leverages LEDs to help reduce the potential spread of certain common infection-causing pathogens. This allows for continuous disinfection in spaces while occupants are present.   Mackwell Health is a new d...
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2021-08-23

Nest Brush Self-Dispensing UV-C Toothbrush

Images courtesy of Nest Oral Care Body grooming and oral health care are both parts of good hygiene and whether we like it or not, it is important to also take care of our pearly whites to avoid certain diseases. But when it can be time-consuming and worse, a great contributor to plastic wastes. What with the toothpaste tube and disposed toothbrushes ending up in landfills. Thankfully, the Nest Brush solves that problem. This ingenious oral care kit consists of several items that make brushing not just fun but also sustainable. It has a minimalistic silicon toothbrush that...
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2021-08-23

Gallium Oxide White LED Prospects

Saga University in Japan has reported work towards white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs) based on rare-earth (RE)-doped gallium oxide (Ga2O3) [Yafei Huang et al, Appl. Phys. Lett., v119, p062107, 2021].   The researchers adopted a vertical integration strategy with Ga2O3 layers doped with thulium (Tm), europium (Eu) and erbium (Er) grown on top of each other. The team comments that “films grown by lateral integration are deposited side-by-side, while the co-doping of multiple rare earth elements into the same host will unavoidably degrade the crystal ...
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2021-08-20

Cree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics Expand Existing 150mm Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement

Durham, N.C. and Geneva, Aug. 17, 2021 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), the global leader in silicon carbide technology through its Wolfspeed® business, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today the expansion of an existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement. The amended agreement, which calls for Cree to supply ST with 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers over the next several years, is now worth more than $800 milli...
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2021-08-20

Panasonic Supporting the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 with People-Friendly Robots

- Robot vacuum cleaners and Power Assist Suits contribute to the innovative Games -   Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation has provided the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) with its robots that automate tasks otherwise performed manually or assist people in carrying out their tasks. While aspiring to realize a society where human-friendly robots can help support a safe, comfortable lifestyle, the company strives to bring to life Tokyo 2020's vision of "holding the most innovative Games in history and bringing positive reform to the ...
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2021-08-20

Seoul Viosys Overcomes Efficiency Challenges of Micro LED to be a Game-Changer of Display Industry and Starts Mass Production

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), the leading global compound semiconductor device provider and a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor, announced Seoul Viosys and the Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) team led by Nobel Prize-winning physics Professor Shuji Nakamura, of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) succeeded in developing blue and green micro LEDs with 1 μm diameter and addressed issues related to red micro LEDs of less than 70 μm, which could not ...
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2021-08-18

Bright Idea: New LEDs Can Detect Off Food And Lethal Gases

New LED technology has potential to benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers and households. (Source:University of Melbourne) Your smart device could soon be even smarter with a new infrared light emitting diode (LED) that is ‘tuneable’ to different wavelengths of light – it could enable your fridge to tell you when your food is going off and your phone to tell you if that Gucci purse is real. The technology has been developed by the University of Melbourne, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California, Be...
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2021-08-18

LightWare Gives Machines EYES With The World's Smallest Scanning MicroLiDAR™

  AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LightWare LiDAR LLC, is now shipping the smallest and lightest scanning LiDAR on the market.   This USA-based company specializes in the design and manufacture of LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles and machines. The award-winning SF45 scanning microLiDAR™ weighs just 59g but delivers the performance of much larger sensors.     LightWare LiDAR’s SF45 is the world’s smallest scanning microLiDAR(TM...
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2021-08-18

Olympia's UVC Troffer Wins EC&M Product of the Year for 2021

NORTHVALE, N.J., Aug. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's EC&M was a major success for Olympia Lighting. The company managed to secure the top spot in their Product of the Year competition. In particular, the UVC LED Troffer, which was the winner of the EC&M award category for lamps.   UVC Troffer   UVC Troffer installed   Olympia Lighting has been highly revered for creating premium-quality disinfecting lights and light fixtures. It should come as no surprise that the patent pending UVC ...
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2021-08-18

AeroClean Technologies Announces Partnership With Cape Cod Healthcare to Deliver Pathogen-Free Air at Facilities Across the CCHC Network

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AeroClean Technologies announced partnership plans with Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) to install more than 100 Pūrgo™ air purification and sanitization devices in their facilities as soon as early fall 2021. Pūrgo™ utilizes patented, proprietary, UV-C LED technology to significantly reduce or remove harmful pathogens like allergens, mold, bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including the surrogate pathogen for COVID-19 - offering continuous air sanitizatio...
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2021-08-18

TCL: Market of Mini LED-Backlit TVs Will Become Relatively Steady in 2022 or 2023

In 1H21, TCL Technology (hereinafter “TCL”) generated an operating revenue of RMB 115.24 billion (USD 17.7 billion; +89% YoY) and net profit of RMB 10.72 billion (USD 1.654 billion; +460% YoY). In the semiconductor display sector, specifically, TCL focuses on the research and development of emerging technologies including printed OLED/QLED, Mini LED, and Micro LED, aiming to get a head start on other competitors. Recently, TCL has offered its insights into the semiconductor display business in the first half of 2021 when rece...
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2021-08-17

NICHIA And Zumtobel Partnership Delivers Sophisticated Human-Centric Lighting Solutions

Tokushima, Japan – 17 August 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces a joint-product development collaboration with Zumtobel, a leading international supplier of holistic lighting solutions, to provide LED lighting with advanced human-centric lighting benefits. The partnership has been a key factor for Zumtobel to develop a new offer to its customers. The recently launched ZUMTOBEL Spectrum is a lighting solution developed for its luminaires which harness proprietary te...
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Nichia further demonstrates its commitment in UV-C LED technology with its release of the high output NC4U334BR. Tokushima, Japan — 6 October 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness bl... READ MORE

With up to 2000lm per LED, LUXEON 7070 delivers the power, efficacy and solution cost reductions luminaire manufacturers need   San Jose, CA – August 31, 2021 – More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the... READ MORE