2020-08-05

GE Unveils Inkjet-Printed Red Phosphor Targeting Micro/Mini LED Display Markets

With a focus on the emerging Micro LED and Mini LED display markets, GE unveiled its advances with narrow-band red (PFS-KSF) and green phosphors that will accelerate their integration into these next generation display applications. These advances were highlighted during a keynote presentation by Dr. James Murphy during the SID Virtual Display Week Business Conference. GE demonstrated the new inkjet-printed red phosphor on a plastic substrate which that illustrates advances toward printing phosphors for Micro- and Mini- LED displays. (Image: GE) ...
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2020-07-22

Velodyne Announces Patent License Agreement with Hesai

U.S.-based LiDAR maker, Velodyne Lidar, announced that it has entered a long-term global licensing agreement with Hesai Photonics Technology encompassing 360° surround-view LiDAR sensors. Based on the agreement, Velodyne and Hesai have agreed to dismiss current legal proceedings in the U.S., Germany and China that exist between the two companies. The license agreement covers both existing and future patents of both company. David Hall, Velodyne Founder and Chairman of the Board, commented, “We think this agreement will expand the adoption of LiD...
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2020-07-21

Hilco Industrial to Sell Complete LED Production Line in South Korea

Upon the closure of Semi Materials in Korea on July 1st, Hilco Industrial Acquisitions (www.hilcoind.com/sale/semimaterials) has acquired (2011) late-model semiconductor complete GaN-on-sapphire LED production line. Featuring 89 items of production equipment and facilities. Roderik Huber, vice president of Hilco in Amsterdam commented on the transaction, “The receivers handled the sale of the assets in a quick, professional, fair and transparent bidding process, we were the winning bidders for the entire package of assets.” Hilco Industrial in partnership ...
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2020-07-07

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Natural Spectrum LEDs Adopted by Fiberli Grow Light for Horticulture Projects in Turkey

Seoul Semiconductor announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been adopted for horticulture LED lighting by the Turkey-based lighting solution company Fiberli. While it is well known that natural sunlight is one of the key factors in growth cycle of a plant, most growers cultivating a variety of crops under sunlight have experienced difficulties in regulating their growth cycles due to adverse seasonal conditions. Replacing sunlight with LED lighting that closely matches natural sunlight enables growers to control the growth cycles and development of a...
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2020-07-02

Osram Presents Infrared Laser Bars for Metal Processing

The number of infrared light-based applications has increased rapidly in recent years. Long before infrared LEDs and VCSELs were used as light source for face recognition in smartphones, early manufacturers developed infrared lasers. Osram Opto Semiconductors, who has been working for many years on high-power lasers for special applications, teams up with its partners to present the performance of laser bars from the latest EKOLAS project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In recent years, state-of-the-art laser technology has increasi...
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2020-07-02

iBeam Materials to Present its Vision of the Future of Displays

iBeam Materials, the leader in enabling large-area monolithic Micro LED displays using GaNoX technology (including GaN-on-metal and GaN-on-Glass), announced that the company will be presenting its technology updates at two key industry conferences in the coming weeks. These conferences will be held entirely online and our presentations will be readily accessible by viewers unable to travel. These talks will discuss the advent of paper-thin, ultra-flexible Micro LED displays using iBeam’s unique GaNoX technology that will eliminate the traditional restrict...
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2020-06-11

Velodyne Partners AGROINTELLI to Provide LiDAR Sensors for Autonomous Farming Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar announced a three-year sales agreement with a Danish intelligent farming solution developer AGROINTELLI. Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors will be adopted in the Robotti autonomous tool carriers that increase efficiency on fields and help professional farmers save time and money. Robotti uses Velodyne’s Puck™ sensors for safe and efficient navigation on farmland. It supports a wide range of equipment such as precision seeder, mechanical inter-row weeder and seed drill. Robotti performs highly accurate, site-specific agricultural operations ...
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2020-06-05

Planar to Showcase Its LED Video Wall Products with Online Virtual Exhibition

With the majority of world population are still confined to their countries of residence and have difficulties participate in international business activities such as events or exhibition, many companies are moving their production launch event online. Display company Planar announced the June 2020 Virtual Product & Technology Showcase for introducing its new technology in lieu of the InfoComm 2020 event. Planar plans a three-day virtual event composed of product and technology sessions, videos, demonstrations and more from June 9 to 11, 2020. Since InfoComm 2020 has b...
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2020-06-04

Bluetooth SIG Teams DiiA to Accelerate IoT-enabled Commercial Lighting System Installation

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association that oversees Bluetooth® technology, and the DiiA, the global DALI alliance of companies from the lighting and sensor industries, announced their collaboration for expanding designed to accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems. The collaboration will enable the deployment of certified DALI-2 devices and intelligent D4i luminaires, with qualified Bluetooth mesh intelligent lighting-control networks. This collaboration brings together two IoT standards for commercial li...
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2020-06-03

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement to Advance LED Technology Progresses

The China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1, 2020. (Image: LEDinside) The two parties said in their joint press release that LED technology has improve radically in the past decade and changed the lighting industry. Dedicating to standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, Zhaga sees the progress and identified areas of mutual interest with CALI. Thus they agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperat...
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2020-06-03

EPISTAR Files Second U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Lowe’s

EPISTAR Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of LED solid-state lighting technologies, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC (collectively “Lowe’s”) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Waco Division on May 22, 2020. The complaint asserts that GE LED filament bulbs sold by Lowe’s infringe several EPISTAR patents and seeks damages and injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products. EPIS...
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2020-06-02

Idriverplus Joins Velodyne Ecosystem

Velodyne Lidar and Idriverplus announced an expanded partnership and Idriverplus inclusion into the Automated with Velodyne integrator ecosystem, which helps companies grow their businesses while using Velodyne’s LiDAR technology. Through the program, Velodyne will further collaborate with Idriverplus to support its continued innovation and promote Idriverplus autonomous vehicles, including street cleaners, passenger cars and logistics vehicles. Recently, Velodyne signed a multi-year sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck™ sensors for the mass prod...
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2020-06-01

Learn How to Identify Truly ‘High Quality’ Suppliers online

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge to international trade after the financial crisis in 2008. When most of commercial activities are moving online, international purchasing becomes harder than ever for buyers to import since a purchasing decision must be made directly online without face-to-face communication. Through our recent investigations on hundreds of professional overseas buyers, the biggest worry for them turns out to be the quality issue during the process of oversea procurement online, because a quality issue brings potential risks of damaging brand re...
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2020-05-27

BIOS Lighting Partners TrueLight to Develop Circadian Lighting for Creating Healthier Indoor Life

BIOS Lighting and TrueLight announced their new strategic partnership to advance circadian lighting applications and bring the health benefits of natural sunlight indoors. The new dimmable TrueLight Circadia bulb uses patented BIOS SkyBlue Technology to pinpoint key photoreceptors that signal circadian responses. During the daytime, the TrueLight Circadia bulb infuses the critical sky-blue region (near 490nm), which helps improve alertness, mood and performance. Dimming the bulb after the sun goes down removes daytime photoreceptors and sends nighttime signals to he...
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2020-05-26

Signify to Appoint New CFO Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa

Signify announced the appointment of Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding René van Schooten, who currently holds the position on an interim basis. The appointment will become effective on June 15, 2020. Javier most recently held the position of CFO for Grupo Telepizza, a food operator, ultimately leading the process to take the company private in 2019. Signify will propose the appointment of Javier van Engelen to the Board of Management at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM), to be h...
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2020-05-25

Signify to Meet New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations with Its Lighting Products

Signify announced that its lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. (Image: Signify) The new Ecodesign regulation combines the current three EU regulations on lighting into one. It introduces stricter energy efficiency requirements. Together with the new regulation on Energy Labeling it means that the energy labels for al...
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2020-05-20

Bridgelux Introduces Metric to Tell How Nature the Light Is

People are getting more aware of how natural lighting affects the body as well as the psychological feelings. Lighting design and LED technology also address how the artificial light source can mimic the light in the nature. But how do we measure the “naturalness” of light? Bridgelux introduced a new metric to quantify the naturalness. Bridgelux announced that it has developed a new metric to enable objective comparison of light sources to natural light, since standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do not fully address the naturalness. The LED...
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2020-05-13

STMicroelectronics Joins Zhaga Consortium to Support NFC Technology in Lighting Applications

STMicroelectronics announced that it has become an Associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market. The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organization that aims to standardize interfaces of LED luminaires. ST’s membership to the Zhaga Consortium sets to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards. One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines....
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2020-05-12

US-based Turner Construction Purchases Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions for Upcoming Greenhouse Projects

Horticulture lighting technology supplier Heliospectra announced that it has received a new order from Turner Construction in Miami, Florida, USA, for greenhouse projects. The order will be delivered in May 2020. Turner Construction is one of the biggest construction company in the U.S. and provides design, construction, and installation services for multiple commercial-scale greenhouse projects across the United States in 2020. The Heliospectra ELIXIA 600W LED light will support the growth of crop in a wide variety of growing environments to insure quali...
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2020-04-30

MEAN WELL Addresses Start Up Issue on LED modules with DC-to-DC Converter

LED Driving Design Structure LED modules are typically driven by one of the three structures listed below: - A constant current (CC) LED driver connects to LED directly, luminance controlled by LED driver’s output current. - A constant voltage (CV) LED power supply, typically 12V or 24V, connects to LED strips or tubes which have resistor or simple current limiting circuit on the LED PCB. The resistor or current limiter defines the current and luminance. - Cascade connection of a CV power supply and a DC-to-DC converter (DC/DC) an...
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2020-04-22

LeddarTech Announces Partnership with Sunny Automotive Optech to Expand LiDAR Deployment

LeddarTech reported that it has partnered with Sunny Automotive Optech, a Chinese optical component maker, for creating LiDAR solutions for automotive and mobility applications. The Sunny Automotive Optech will provide optical solutions for LiDAR development as a member of the Leddar Ecosystem, LeddarTech and Sunny Automotive Optech will initiate this collaboration on front and cocoon LiDAR optics designs, based on the LeddarEngine™. The LeddarEngine is comprised of the LeddarCore™ LCA3 system-on-chip and LeddarSP™ signal proce...
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2020-04-17

Velodyne Lidar Launches Ecosystem Partner Program

Velodyne Lidar introduced the Automated with Velodyne program for its integrator ecosystem to commercialize next generation autonomous solutions using Velodyne LiDAR technology. Through the program, Velodyne helps companies by supporting innovation, promoting applications and creating lasting customer and business relationships. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) The program reflects Velodyne’s focus on accelerating market adoption of 3D LiDAR innovations and driving revenue growth for its partners around the world. In addition to a broad portfolio of LiDAR sensors...
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2020-04-17

MEAN WELL Power Can Help! One Medical Power Supply Saves One Life

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic all over the world by the end of January, MEAN WELL is swarmed with the medical power requirements from across the globe, especially for ventilators, nucleic acid detectors, mask machines, and temperature measurement equipment, and more. Among all medical devices demands, life support equipment such as patient monitors and ventilators are the most urgent. To alleviate the emergency and save more lives, MEAN WELL headquarters swiftly orders Suzhou MEAN WELL (SZMW) to build up special production lines for medical ...
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2020-04-16

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Cover Story: WELLMAX Becomes the Export Champion of Lighting 2019

Amid tensions over the trade war in the past year, the global market for international trade has been greatly shaken, causing a fiercer competition in industries. The same is true for the lighting industry. However, when most companies are bogged down by the product homogeneity and price war, the LED Bulb Expert Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has created a 20% annual revenue growth. The company, surpassed several time-honored enterprises in Shanghai, was honored as the Export Champion of Lighting Products in 2019. Yamin Wang, WELLMAX Chairman and fou...
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2020-04-13

HPO Successfully Develops a New Si Substrate LED Chip for Horticulture Lighting Application with 70% WPE

High Power Optoelectronics (HPO) is the world's one and only professional manufacturer of full gamut (from 365 nm UV to 940 nm IR light), vertical-structure LED chips, holding the world's oldest LED-single crystal substrate wafer bonding patent. This wafer bonding process turns the original substrate into a silicon substrate after MOCVD epitaxial growth, giving LED chips exceptional thermal conductivity, and allowing them to provide even better luminous efficacy under high current and increased component reliability. (Dr. Chih-Sung Chang, Chairman of...
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2020-03-31

MEAN WELL Introduce Applications on Redundancy Function of LED Display Power Supply

With continuous developments of LED display technology, the market share of full-color LED displays has been increasing in recent years. The characteristics of its high-brightness and high-resolution are widely favored by most advertisers and real estate developers. For a better watching experience, people require higher demands on clarity and resolution. As a result, the small-pitch LED display has become a trend. As full-color small-pitch LED display can achieve better graphics images and videos displaying effects on smaller screens, the range of the applications are gr...
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2020-03-11

The Evolving Lighting Ecosystem will Shine through at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2020

Whilst celebrating its success from the past 25 years, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2020 will look towards the future for the emerging trends and latest news within the lighting industry. From 9 – 12 June, at the China Import and Export Fair Complex Guangzhou, GILE will welcome global exhibitors that together, construct the growing lighting ecosystem. New technologies in IoT, wireless connectivity, cloud computing and non-visual effects of light will coincide at the fair, alongside lighting solutions and components to echo the flourishing a...
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2020-03-11

EPISTAR Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Lowe’s on LED Filament Bulbs

Taiwan-based LED chip maker EPISTAR announced that it has received a remarkable ruling on LED filament bulbs in the patent litigation against Lowe’s. On February 11, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment of infringement against Lowe’s Home Center (Lowe’s). (Image: EPISTAR) The summary judgment order found that the accused Lowe’s LED bulbs infringed claims 1-3 and 8 of United States Patent No. 7,560,738 (’738 Patent), which is entitled “Ligh...
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2020-03-10

Display Week 2020 to Take Place from June 7 to 12

Display Week 2020, hosted by the Society for Information Display, will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from June 7 – June 12, 2020. The Display Week technical program starts with the International Technical Symposium and Sunday Short Courses on Sunday, June 7, and continues with the Monday Seminars on Monday, June 8. The Symposium continues until Friday, June 12, with and will include more than 70 technical sessions consisting of nearly 400 oral and poster presentations. The Display Week 2020 Exhibition will feature more tha...
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2020-02-20

How to Spot a Right LED Supplier at Trade Fairs

As internet become more and more popular worldwide, people obtain information faster and more convenient than ever. However, when things come to a point where they have to make a decision, such as a large cross-broader trading, they will choose to participate in an industrial show where they have opportunities to have face-to-face conversation with others. Take the lighting industry for example, every year there are thousands of buyers stream into leading lighting fairs seeking for right products and suppliers. But another challenge they have met is that with such an explosive informa...
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