2017-11-29

Dialog Semiconductor Acquires ams AG's LED Backlight Business

ams, a supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has divested its LED backlight technology and product portfolio to Dialog Semiconductor through an asset transaction.
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2017-11-29

Global Fortune 500 AgTech Leader Continues Momentum with Heliospectra Intelligent Horticultural Lighting

Heliospectra AB announces a sixth order from a global Fortune 500 AgTech company. 
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2017-11-29

Philips Lighting Intends to Repurchase 2.8 Million Shares from Royal Philips

Philips Lighting announces that it intends to repurchase 2.8 million of its ordinary shares from its largest shareholder Royal Philips. 
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2017-11-28

Velodyne LiDAR Partners with UMS for Autonomous Vehicle Testing in South Korea

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it is partnering with Unmanned Solution (UMS) of South Korea to integrate its advanced LiDAR sensors into UMS’ expansive autonomous technology development program.
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2017-11-28

Apple’s Late-surfacing Patents about Foldable iPhone Possibly Using Micro LED Display

The US Patent & Trademark Office this month published a patent application related to the foldable iPhone from Apple. In this patent, the iPhone maker includes Micro LED as one of the display materials for the model and liquid metal as the bendable part of the phone structure.
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2017-11-27

TrendForce: OLED TV Remains Its Dominance in High-end Market, While 8K TV May Be a Breakthrough Opportunity for QLED

OLED TV and QLED TV have been competing for years, but OLED TV is expected to remain its remarkable dominance in high-end TV market in 2018, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. More brands are expected to enter OLED TV market in 2018 with a growing field rate, and the shipments are expected to reach a new high of 2.5 million units, a significant increase from 1.5 million in 2017.
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2017-11-27

iPhone X Supply Improving; VCSEL Production Ramps Up

Famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in his latest report that shipping estimates of the iPhone X have improved to 1-2 weeks in large part because of better-than-expected enhancements in the supply chain, rather than weak demand, reported MacRumors. The worldwide demand for the iPhone X remains strong.
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2017-11-27

SemiLEDs Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2017 Financial Results

SemiLEDs Corporation, a Taiwanese developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal year 2017, ended August 31, 2017.
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2017-11-24

Samsung to Launch Micro LED TV at CES 2018

Apple is partnering with TSMC to develop silicon-based Micro LED displays, while Samsung Electronics is also planning to showcase a new Micro LED TV next year in January at CES 2018.
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2017-11-24

Breakthrough OLED Technology for Displays Announced by Solar-Tectic LLC

Solar-Tectic LLC announced a breakthrough OLED display technology that promises to revolutionize the industry by replacing the standard LTPS (low temperature polysilicon) process used world-wide by the major display manufacturers and thereby solving the industry's "backplane problem."
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2017-11-24

[Photo Essay] A Closer Look at Osram Kulim Plant

The inauguration ceremony of Osram’s Kulim Plant ended yesterday on a high note. Apart from Osram’s executive board, Mustapa bin Mohamed, Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry also attended the ceremony, representing the determination of Malaysia to recruit high-tech enterprises.
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2017-11-23

Ultravision International Wins LED Display Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Shenzhen Only Optoelectronic Technology

Ultravision Internationa has been awarded a significant judgment as a result of winning a federal lawsuit against Shenzhen Only Optoelectronic Tech Co Ltd (Shenzhen Only) due to infringement on two patents protecting Ultravision’s proprietary Modular LED Display Panel technology. 
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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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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