2021-06-08

Samsung Researchers Prove the Viability of Commercialized ‘Stretchable’ Devices

With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be.   Recently, free-form displays1 have been gaining traction as next-generation technology that will allow for both high-resolution visuals and portability at the same time. While the technology is still in its nascent stages, significant research has been carried out on stretchable displays (a core technology for free-form displays) that can be stretched in all directions like rubber bands to change their shapes.   Stretchable Display ...
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2021-06-08

Apple Begins Selling New iPad Pro featuring M1 Chip in Taiwan, Expected to Drive Supply Chain Growth

To grab a share in the stay-at-home market, Apple Inc. released the new iPad Pro featuring the company’s M1 chip on its official website in Taiwan today, which may benefit its suppliers including Foxconn (OEM), Catcher (phone case provider), as well as numerous upstream and downstream suppliers of Mini LEDs. By actually ordering an iPad Pro on Apple’s Taiwan website, the Central News Agency discovered that the 11-inch model and 12.9-inch model with a Mini LED display are estimated to be delivered between June 10 and June 12, meaning that buyers...
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2021-06-07

The Future Of Mobility

  The mobility landscape has been completely reshaped over the last few years with landmark achievements being made in electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving.1 With next-generation electric vehicles and intelligent driving fast approaching, LG Electronics also has been hard at work developing future-enabling technologies to accelerate the electric vehicle industry to the next level. Below, we take a look at some of those trends and LG’s response to them.     Telematics, or vehicle connectivity, is poised to explode on the back ...
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2021-06-07

ams OSRAM And Acuity Brands Reach An Agreement For Acuity Brands To Acquire The Digital Systems Business In North America

ams OSRAM announces the sale of the North America-Based Digital System (DS) business, which primarily manufactures lighting control systems, electronics and drivers, to long-time customer and partner Acuity Brands. A leading U.S. industrial technology company, Acuity Brands is acquiring the Digital Systems business in the US, Canada and Mexico, which currently have about 1100 employees. ams OSRAM North America Digital Systems business develops and manufactures lighting components including drivers, LED light engines, electronic ballast and conn...
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2021-06-07

Apple Releases the 2020 Top 200 Supplier List with 6 Newcomers from Taiwan and 12 from China

Apple Inc. has published its 2021 Supplier Responsibility Report and its top 200 suppliers in 2020. The list includes six newcomers from Taiwan (i.e., Auras, Concraft, GIS, Global Lighting Technologies, LOTES, and TXC), with another six being excluded (i.e., Cheng Loong, FuYang Technology, Jan Jia Optoelectronics, Darfon Electronics, Merry Electronics, and Intramedia). By contrast, the list adds 12 Chinese entrants, indicating that Apple has been subtly changing its supply chain portfolio. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in the beginning of the repo...
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2021-06-04

Signify Launches New and Future-Ready Philips Hue App

Improves app performance and enhances the user experience with easier automations, a new Hue scene gallery and more Serves as the foundation for the future of smart lighting Includes familiar user interface elements from the previous Philips Hue app and has been transformed to become sleeker than ever before.   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is further enhancing the user experience of millions of Philips Hue users around the globe as it launches the fourth generation of the Philips H...
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2021-06-04

Common Shooting Issues with LED Displays (Video) | Virtual Production, Movie Production, Broadcasting

Replacing green screens with LED displays as the backdrops have been discussed and applied in virtual production. In the episode, the lecturer started with the shooting concept and led the audiences to understand the principle of LED displays. As for the shooting challenges, he used actual pictures and videos to explain the following shooting issues: black scan lines, bright and dark lines, extra grayscale and grayscale loss, and flickers at low brightness. The episode will let the audiences quickly understand these common problems. In the future, they can use these materials as a...
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2021-06-03

Acer Launches New Gaming Notebooks Featuring Mini LED Displays

Acer has recently launched a new gaming notebook (NB) portfolio: the Predator Triton and Predator Helios series. Powered by the 11th Gen Intel® Core TM H45 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 series GPUs, the two series allow users to choose between a Mini LED display and a 360Hz LCD.   The Predator Triton 500SE notebook:   Photo source: Acer Inc.   With low-profile design and all-metal shell, the Predator Triton 500SE is only 19.9mm and can include up to an 11th Gen Intel® CoreTM i9 proce...
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2021-06-03

ProPhotonix Adds New Wavelengths to UVC LED Disinfection Systems Range

265nm, 275nm, 285nm and 310nm UVC LED systems now available in the COBRA Clean FX1 range of evaluation lamps SALEM, NH / ACCESSWIRE / June 2, 2021 / ProPhotonix Limited, (AIM:PPIX)(OTC PINK:STKR), a designer and manufacturer of LED illumination systems and laser diode modules with operations in Ireland and the United Kingdom, today announces an extension to its existing UVC LED product range, the COBRA Clean FX1. This compact, plug and play UVC LED Lamp is now available in four wavelength...
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2021-06-03

New Planar DirectLight Ultra Series Features Finest MicroLED Pixel Pitches for Unmatched Visual Performance

Premium fine pitch LED video wall displays incorporate latest display technology advancements to deliver always-on high resolution display experiences New Planar DirectLight Ultra Series delivers finest MicroLED pixel pitches with latest in display technology enhancements (Photo: Business Wire) PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the release of the Planar® DirectLight® Ultra™ Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays delivering always-on, hig...
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2021-06-02

Ennostar Sells Longtan Plant to Speed up Mini LED Development

On May 27, LED manufacturer Ennostar, on behalf of its subsidiary Epistar, announced that in order to liquidate idle assets, the company intends to sell a plant in Longtan District of Taoyuan, Taiwan to Ardentec, with a transaction amount of NT$430M (US$15M) and gain on disposal of NT$167M (US$6M). The two companies have signed a contract and are waiting for transfer approval from the Hsinchu Science Park Bureau, after which the transaction can be recognized in financial statements once the property right is transferred. Ennostar indicated that the Longtan p...
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2021-06-02

LG InnoTek sells its US LED patents to Chinese company

LG InnoTek has sold its 1,968 patents related to LED technology registered in the US to a Chinese company called Suzhou LEKIN Semiconductor on May 20, according to filings made to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Suzhou, China-based LEKIN Semiconductor was founded in on March 2 and registered as a company on April 3. The firm’s initial capital was shown to be 80 million yuan. LEKIN is to be owned by various entities, each owning shares ranging from 8% to 17%. This includes CEO Guilin Shuang, who owns a person...
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2021-06-02

ROHM’s High 8V Gate Withstand Voltage Marking Technology Breakthrough for 150V GaN HEMT

Solving the gate breakdown voltage problem of GaN devices contributes to lower power consumption and greater miniaturization of power supplies for base stations and data centers   Santa Clara, CA and Kyoto, Japan, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROHM Semiconductor today announced it has developed the industry’s highest (8V) gate breakdown voltage (rated gate-source voltage) technology for 150V GaN HEMT devices – optimized for power supply circuits in industrial and communication equipment.   I...
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2021-06-01

LEEDARSON and Bridgelux Announce a Partnership to Develop F90 LEDs to Deliver Industry Leading Efficacy

XIAMEN,CHINA/FREMONT, USA – May 27, 2021 – LEEDARSON (www.leedarson.com), the world-leading ODM partner for developing IoT products and the manufacturer behind many of today’s most well-known tech brands, and Bridgelux (www.bridgelux.com), the leading developer and manufacturer of lighting technologies, today jointly announced a technology partnership on F90 LEDs lighting products.   Bridgelux newly released F90 Series LED products use Potassium Fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphor technology licensed from Cur...
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2021-06-01

Sunterra Farms Selects Philips GreenPower LED Lighting For The Company’s Planned Expansion Into Fresh Fruit Production

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announced an agreement with Sunterra Farms to provide Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact  for the company’s tomato and strawberry production greenhouses currently being constructed in Alberta, Canada. Sunterra’s new greenhouses will include cutting-edge lighting systems designed to produce optimal yields as efficiently as possible. The greenhouses are being built by Prins Greenhouses, a certified Philips horti partner.   Six hec...
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2021-06-01

Panasonic's Large-screen WS HUD Incorporated in the Mitsubishi Outlander

Osaka/Tokyo - The large-screen HUD (Head-Up Display) developed by Automotive Company of Panasonic Corporation is installed in the Mitsubishi Outlander, a new crossover SUV produced by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, which was released in the U.S., Canadian, and Puerto Rican markets from April this year. This is the first time a Panasonic WS HUD has been used by Mitsubishi Motors, and the first time for them to use a WS (windshield) type HUD.   Photo: Panasonic   The HUD is a system which presents a variety of informa...
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2021-06-01

ULED vs QLED TVs - Choosing Among These Two Options

If you’ve been looking into getting a new TV in the past couple of years, we wouldn’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of things to keep an eye out for. There are just so many acronyms and technologies, that it’s almost impossible to decide if you aren’t well versed in them. And, the following are just the panel types – don’t get us started on other technologies like backlight, dimming zones, HDR, etc. That being said, today’s most common dilemma is the ULED vs QLED one. OLED panels are better than both...
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2021-06-01

For Slim Display Designs – ams Osram Expands Portfolio For Facial Recognition

SFH 4171S and SFH 4181S enable biometric identification in laptops ams Osram expand portfolio with two extremely space-saving IREDs with primary optics Compact dimensions allow laptop displays with slim frame For many of us, working on mobile devices and laptops is part of our everyday business life. While facial recognition on smartphones and tablets is already widely used to protect sensitive data, our portable computers are often still only password-protected. Two new infrared LEDs (IREDs) from ams Osram now not only enable user identificat...
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2021-05-31

Osram and Infineon jointly boost NFC programming for extended flexibility in LED luminaires configuration

Joint press release of Osram GmbH and Infineon Technologies AG Munich, Germany – 27 May 2021 – Reduced complexity together with increased functionality and efficiency are dominating the agenda of all lighting manufacturers. In this regard, Osram and Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY)  now join forces to enable Near Field Communication (NFC) programming for the industry. Osram’s new OPTOTRONIC ® FIT product family features Infineon’s NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NF...
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2021-05-31

Researchers Develop Cheaper Production Technique For Micro LEDs

SEOUL /Park Sae-jin Reporter(swatchsjp@ajunews.com) | Posted : May 25, 2021 -- Through a 16-year development project, South Korea's state research institute has discovered a way for the cheaper production of micro light-emitting diodes (microLEDs) by combining two separate manufacturing processes into a single one. The new technique using laser melding will save time and costs to eventually lower the price of microLED products. [Courtesy of ETRI] A microLED is a microscopic LED that is ideal for the production of high-performance flat-panel displays....
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2021-05-31

Velodyne Lidar Intelligent Infrastructure Solution Wins Smart 50 Award

Velodyne’s Solution Recognized for Enabling Transformative Smart Cities Projects The Velodyne Lidar Intelligent Infrastructure Solution, powered by Bluecity, was named a winner of the 2021 Smart 50 Award, recognizing the solution’s innovation in smart city applications. The awards, presented by Smart Cities Connect, have a highly competitive review process and honor the 50 most transformative smart cities projects in the world.   SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW...
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2021-05-28

Ambarella, Lumentum and ON Semiconductor Collaborate on AI Processing Based 3D Sensing for Next-gen AIoT Devices

New joint reference designs offer industry-first approaches for biometric access control, 3D electronic locks and intelligent sensing across verticals   SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), an AI vision silicon company, Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE), a market-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products, and ON Semiconductor® (NASDAQ: ON), a leading provider of CMOS image sensor solutions, today announced two new joint reference desi...
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2021-05-28

APEC 2021: Infineon Showcases Industry’s Broadest Range of Power Solutions From Silicon to Wide Bandgap

San Jose, California – 26 May, 2021 – Building on decades of experience as a power leader, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) will highlight the industry’s broadest range of power management solutions during the 2021 APEC Virtual Conference and Exposition from 14-17 June. With a device portfolio that spans silicon and wide bandgap (WBG) devices, engineers look to Infineon for solutions that balance performance, efficiency, reliability and cost. Infineon’s power solutions set the pace for innovations that...
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2021-05-27

Velodyne Lidar Responds to Baseless Assertions from David Hall, Marta Thoma Hall and Eric Singer

Company Underscores Board’s Exceptionally Qualified Directors, Who Possess Significant Experience, Broad Knowledge and Dedication to Sound Corporate Governance Management Team Continues to Deliver Market Leading Technology Innovation, New Products and Significant Progress on Growth Plans Expresses Concerns Regarding Eric Singer’s Ability to Operate as an Unbiased, Independent Fiduciary Given Prior Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Compensation Arrangement with the Halls May 26, 2021 09:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN ...
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2021-05-27

Does Tesla Test LiDAR?

Luminar, a company which develops LiDAR for ADAS and autonomous driving, hasreported that Tesla is testing Luminar’s LiDAR sensors on its Model Y electric vehicles. This is interesting. Tesla relies on a camera-based system for its autonomous-driving system, with CEO Elon Musk previously dismissing the use of LiDAR sensors. But, being the world’s most valuable auto company, Tesla testing out LiDAR might appear positive for an emerging company, and it probably needs to be observed long terms about Tesla’s sensor strategies. Since Te...
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2021-05-27

South Korean Micro OLED Display Project Targeted at AR/VR Applications is Finalized

As reported by South Korean media, display and semiconductor equipment supplier APS Holdings has disclosed that the South Korean government has selected one of its Micro OLED display project, where APS will be co-developing a 4000 PPI AR glass prototype with other developers of the project. As reported, a display that contains a high level of brightness is difficult in development for AR glasses as they are often used in outdoor environments, whereas the prominent challenge for suppliers in VR equipment lies on thin and lightweight displays. The existing AR...
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2021-05-26

Letv to Release Mini LED Backlight TV with Price Announced

Letv is returning to the market with more than 60 smart products after two years, including smart TVs, gaming displays, children watch phones, Bluetooth earphones, and portable batteries, as well as smart locks and kitchen & bathroom products. Wu Guoping, Senior Director of Letv and Lerong Brand Marketing, disclosed that Letv smartphones will also be making an official return. The M65 and GS series made their debut at the product launch this time, of which M65 is adopted with Mini LED backlight, as well as 9,216 light emitting diodes, and 576 dimming zones, wit...
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2021-05-26

Shipment for Apple’s New iPad Pro Rumored to Have Delayed to July Due to Unresolved Mini LED Yield Rate

Apple announced the new iPad Pro in April, and the 12.9” iPad Pro is also adopted with Mini LED, though rumors are now circulating on how the yield rate of Mini LED has deferred the delivery of the 12.9” iPad Pro to the end of July, whereas the 11” iPad Pro is still scheduled for delivery between the end of May and early June as indicated on the official website. Bloomberg reports that the new iPad Pro will be officially available within a week or so, yet those who pre-ordered the 12.9” variation may have to wait until July to get their h...
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2021-05-26

TSItouch Teams with Sony Electronics to Offer an Integrated Touch Screen Solution for Professional BRAVIA® Displays

PARAMUS, N.J., May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony's BZ40H series of 4K HDR displays today announced even more versatility through a technology collaboration with interactive specialist TSItouch, adding infrared (IR) multi-touch technology to the 55, 65 and 75-inch models of Sony's BRAVIA professional displays.   TSItouch Teams with Sony Electronics to Offer an Integrated Touch Screen Solution for Professional BRAVIA® Displays TSItouch Pulse Type IR technology can detect...
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2021-05-25

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Natural Sun Spectrum Installed in Prestigious INRAE French Laboratories

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that its SunLike natural sun spectrum LEDs have been selected for horticultural lighting in agriculture laboratories of INRAE, l'Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement, located in France.   In cooperation with GreenHouseKeeper, one of the most well-known companies in the horticulture and plants research field in France, the compa...
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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

 - Osconiq E 2835 CRI 90 (QD) expands ams OSRAM's portfolio of lighting solutions that provide very high quality in a new mid-power LED. - In-house Quantum Dot technology ensures outstanding efficiency values of over 200 lm/W, even at... READ MORE