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

[Financial Updates] Philips Lighting Completes Cancellation of 2.8 Million Shares

Philips Lighting announced that it has completed the cancellation of 2.8 million shares that it repurchased from Royal Philips on November 28, 2017 for an aggregate amount of EUR 90 million.
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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

[Financial Updates] Innolux Announces January 2018 Consolidated Revenues and Unaudited Net Income for 2017

Innolux announces January 2018 consolidated revenues and unaudited net income for 2017.
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2018-02-12

[Financial Updates] LITE-ON Technology Reports Consolidated January Sales of NT$16.51 Billion

LITE-ON Technology reported January consolidated revenue of NT$16.51 billion, up 2% Y-o-Y and decreased 8% M-o-M supported by stable end-demand from core businesses.
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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

Cases Closed: Veeco, AMEC, and SGL Settle Patent Litigation

Veeco Instruments Inc., Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC), and SGL Carbon SE (SGL), today announced that they have mutually agreed to settle the pending litigation among the parties and to amicably resolve all pending disputes, including AMEC’s lawsuit against Veeco before the Fujian High Court in China and Veeco’s lawsuit against SGL before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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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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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

VividGro Acquires Home Grow Marijuana App to Facilitate Smart Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural LED lighting developer VividGro acquired WeGrow, a cannabis home grow app with over 20,000 downloads in the iTunes Store. WeGrow, which launched its chatbot-based technology in April 2017, has dramatically simplified the learning process of growing cannabis using personalized conversations.
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2018-02-07

3D Sensing and ROADM Drive Lumentum Revenue and Profitability in 2Q18

Lumentum reported results for its fiscal second quarter ended December 30, 2017.
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2018-02-07

Osram Continues Growth and Increases Investments in Its Future

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, Osram continued to grow while increasing capital expenditure. "We had a solid first quarter. Despite the significant headwind from currency effects, we managed to generate further growth while maintaining high margins. From the current perspective, we expect to gain momentum in the second half of the fiscal year," said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
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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

Philips Lighting reports 0.5% full year comparable sales growth, 10% operational profitability and EUR 403 million free cash flow

Philips Lighting just announced the company's fourth quarter and full year results 2017. "In line with our objectives, Philips Lighting returned to comparable sales growth in 2017 driven by the growth of LED and connected lighting Systems & Services, which demonstrates the successful execution of our strategy," said CEO Eric Rondolat.
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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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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