2018-07-16

Imec and Marketech International Corp. to Develop Chip Implantation Equipment for Micro LED Manufacture Capacity

The Belgium based nano-electronic center, Imec and the Taiwan based semiconductor equipment supplier Marketech International Corp are reportedly reported to collaborate for developing a testing chip implantation equipment for Micro LED manufacturing. 
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2018-07-16

LEDinside and Worldwide Experts Unveiled Business Opportunities and Technology breakthroughs at Micro LEDforum 2018

Micro LEDforum 2018 was held successfully yesterday on July 12th in Taipei. Nearly 300 attendees from all over the world joined the giant annual event to learn the trends of the industry and to spark idea exchanges as well as to find the opportunities for business cooperation. LEDinside was honored to invite speakers from leading institutes including eLux, Uniquarta, QMAT, KIMM, Nitride Semiconductors, V-technology, Topcon, Macroblock, KLA, SelfArray and Jasper Display to share their technologies and insights of Micro LED. 
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2018-07-16

Canadian Online Food Supplier Grow Vegetables on Rooftop with LED lights of Current by GE

Lufa Farms, a Canadian food supplier based in Montreal, has collaborated with Hort Americas and Current by GE to install LED lights for maximizing the production efficiency of its hydroponic rooftop greenhouses.
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2018-07-13

Airport Security Upgrades with LiDAR-based Analytics

iinside, a U.S. based software developer providing human flow intelligence for airport management, announced its partnership with Quanergy Systems, Inc., a LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions supplier, for offering airports advanced approach to monitor, analyses, predict and optimize passenger flows.
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2018-07-13

Osram Announced New LED Production Methods Developed by InteGreat Research Project

A Germany based research project coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors and six other partners from science and industry reported its achievement of developing optimized approaches for manufacturing small LED chips and packaging technologies.
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2018-07-11

The Impacts of Trump’s $200 Billion China Tariff List on the LED Industry

On July 10th , the Trump administration announced plans to propose additional tariffs on US$200 Billion worth of Chinese goods and released the tariff list. LEDinside analyzed the list right after the announcement and anticipated that the new tariff list might hit the LED industry in China. 
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2018-07-11

Nichia’s o.3t LED Chips to be Booked by Apple for 6.1 inch New iPhone

The Japanese LED giant Nichia, according industry sources, will supply Apple with its 0.3t LED chips for use in the backlight of the new iPhone’s LTPS-LCD panels.
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2018-07-11

WELLMAX Takes Part in Setting Standards for LED Filament Bulbs

On July 6th, China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA), the leading semiconductor research organization, held a forum in Fudan University to propose, for the first time, industry-wide standard for LED filament products. The forum invited leading LED lighting enterprises to discuss ways to regulate the design and production of LED filament products. Attendees include engineers from Osram, MLS, Bore and Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX).
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2018-07-11

Micro LEDforum to be Held as Scheduled on 12th July at NTUH International Convention Center

LEDinside is excited to announce that the weather did not lead to any change of the schedule and Micro LEDforum will be held as planned tomorrow starting at AM10:00 (Check-in at AM9:00) at NTUH International Convention Center, Room 201.
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2018-07-10

Osram Expands Business Portfolio In Malaysia

Osram Opto Semiconductors plans to extend its business portfolio in Malaysia with on-going invention and donation of advanced equipment to four universities in Malaysia as the company expects the growth potential of automotive applications in the market. 
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2018-07-10

Samsung Sets up the Largest Smart LED Signage in South America

Samsung Electronics installed the a LED screen measured 7.7 meters tall and 63 meters wide in the Plaza Norte shopping mall in Lima, Peru. With the largest LED screen installed in South America, Samsung expects to expand its large-size screen into the markets. 
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2018-07-10

Lextar Boosts Mini LED and Wearable Devices Applications in 2H18

The Taiwan-based supplier of wide range LED product, Lextar, released its revenue of the second quarter and reported the company’s plan to boost Mini LED backlight application for the second half of 2018.
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2018-07-09

Micro LEDforum, This Week on 12th July

LEDinside is ready to welcome the experts and professionals in the industry to join us at Micro LEDforum 2018, titled “Key Technology and Application Market – Transfer, Inspection and Drive Solution Boost,” on 12th July at NTUH International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan. 
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2018-07-09

British Organization to Promote Switching LED Lighting for Buildings

The Climate Group, a UK based organization, has been partnered with Signify to propose worldwide business to adopt LEDs for indoor lighting with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
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2018-07-06

Iran and China Build Joint LED Lamps Plant

With the cooperation of with Chinese investors, Iran plans to build a LED lamps plant in Ardabil Province in Iran. The new plant will provide employment opportunities for local people and it is expected to produce nearly 12,500 LED lamps per day once it starts to run. 
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2018-07-05

Micro LED Development and Progress in 1H18

Beginning with Samsung’s demonstration of its Micro LED modular TV “The Wall” at CES 2018, this year there has been news and updates about Micro LED from manufacturers and researchers all over the world. LEDinside has been following the latest movements of the industry and has revealed information of Micro LED development in the past few months. Entering the third quarter of 2018, there are more on-going developments and technical progress that we would like to share. 
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2018-07-04

Sensing Elements Boost Wearable Devices and Automotive Applications

Automobile manufacturers have implemented optical sensors on vehicles and boosted the demands of sensors in recent years. Currently each vehicle is installed with four to five set sensing elements. It is forecasted that the number will keep growing and by 2020, every single vehicle might be installed with up to 10 sensing elements. Another major market for sensor applications is wearable devices. The market expansion of wearable devices will increase the needs of photodiode by four-fivefold.
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2018-07-04

Nichia Turns Vegetables into Medicinal Plants with LED Lighting

LED applications have opened an explosive market in horticulture lighting. Nichia, the Japanese LED giant, set up a laboratorial plant factory in Shanghai to test how different LED light sources can alter the ingredients of plants to create medicinal effects. 
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2018-07-02

Nichia Develops a Full Range of LED Products and Strengthens its Micro LED Force

Nichia considered that in 2H18, the competition between LED makers will still go on due to the excess capacity of LED backlight and the weak market demands in the past two quarters. As the prices of LED chips and packaging has been down for years, there might be more acquisitions between corporates and some collapses for small and medium sized manufacturers. Generally speaking, 2018 is a tough year for the LED industry. 
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2018-07-02

Nichia Announces its Lighting Technologies for Medical and Automotive Uses

Nichia, the leading LED Company based in Japan, held a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan and shared its state-of-the-art lighting technologies in automotive, medical, and horticultural applications. 
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2018-07-02

Osram Responds to the Impact of Trade War

The global lighting giant, Osram announced the company’s amendment of the yearly forecast in response to market slowdown in the automotive sector. The company reported that the restrictions on trade and sales for automotive manufacturers significantly created business uncertainty.
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2018-06-29

Nichia Ready to Mass Produce Mini LED and Preparing Micro LED for 2022

LED makers have been announcing their progress of Mini LED before reaching the final goal, Micro LED. Manufacturers in Taiwan and China started to ship Mini LED products from the second half of 2018. Nichia, the Japanese LED giant, also reported that it has completed the development process of Mini LED and is ready to mass produce related products that will be released by the end of the year.
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2018-06-28

Samsung Illustrates Micro LED TV Technology at QLED & Advanced Displays Summit

At Samsung Electronics’ QLED & Advanced Displays Summit in Los Angeles, California, the company showcased its current progress of the integration of QLED display, 8K ecosystem, Micro LED technology and HDR. 
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2018-06-26

Epistar to Spin off Business Unit for VCSEL and GaN-on-Si Manufacturing

LED chip maker Epistar reported the company’s decision to establish a spin-off to focus on VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser) and GaN on Si components production. This spin-off will be named Epistar Semiconductor. M.J. Chou, the current president of Epistar, will become the president of the new subsidiary.
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2018-06-26

Hyundai Mobis Develops Fog-free Lamp with New Materials

Hyundai Mobis revealed its new achievement in developing new materials for making lamps which can defeat the fog problem. The new materials application also helped to reduce the weight of its lamp products by 20% for one lamp.
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2018-06-26

Osram Demonstrates Human Centric Lighting Technology at Boston TechJam

Osram showcased its latest technology of Human Centric Lighting (HCL) with an eyewear device at Boston TechJam.
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2018-06-26

Horticulture Lighting for Medical Plants Market

The Swedish LED lighting supplier for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environment, Heliospectra AB, reported that Medical 420, a Macedonia based medicinal cannabis cultivation facility placed a new order to Heliospectra AB to increase the capacities for the growing medical market.
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2018-06-25

The Progress Expectation of Mini LED in 2H18

Mini LED as an enhanced version of conventional LED backlight has been considered as a transitional technology between conventional LED and Micro LED. According to the estimation of LEDinside, the revenue of Mini LED products is expected to reach US$689 million by 2022. Before the second half of 2018 started, many LED companies have reported their progress and shipping schedule of Mini LED products including applications of automotive lighting and mobile devices.
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2018-06-22

World’s Largest Curved LED display installed in Shenzhen by Absen LED

Absen LED installed a 167 square meter (1796.5 sqft) LED video wall at Longgang Operation Centre (LOC) in Shenzhen as an equipment of the “Smart City” project to display instant information of the city. 
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2018-06-22

Agricultural Lighting Company ONCE® Acquires iLOX®

The U.S. based company, ONCE®, which provides animal-centric lighting systems for agriculture applications, has reported its acquisition of a German company iLOX® and its Polish subsidiary which develops lighting solutions for livestock facilities. Sharing the focus on improving the welfare of animals, the two companies expect to integrate their resources to create innovate lighting technology for agriculture. 
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