2018-11-13

Plessey Buys EV Group’s Wafer Bonding System for Its GaN-on-Si Monolithic Micro LED Production

UK-based Micro LED producer Plessey has announced a partnership with EV Group (EVG), a wafer bonding and lithography equipment supplier. The aim of the collaboration is to accelerate the commercialization of GaN-on-Si monolithic Micro LED technology.
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2018-11-13

Lextar Releases VCSEL Products to Target 3D Sensing Applications

Lextar has announced that it is going to launch a series of VCSEL products for 3D sensing applications including facial and gesture recognition, people detection, and driver fatigue detection. Lextar’s VCSEL products include the PV88M component series which emit light for 3D depth-sensing module. The series provides various wavelengths, different levels of brightness and package sizes while offering a beam angle selection from 45 to 100 degrees. According to Lextar, the product can also be customized to meet the needs of its clients. (Image: Lextar) The ...
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2018-11-12

Mitsubishi Chemical Wins Patent Lawsuit for Red Phosphor against China’s Yantai Shield Advanced Materials

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation announced that it obtained a judgment recognizing an infringement for its red phosphor patent in China by Yantai Shield Advanced Materials (Shield). Mitsubishi Chemical has filed a suit in the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court on January 23, 2015, accusing the Chinese company of infringement for the patents (No. ZL200480040967.7, No. ZL200710199440.4, and No. ZL201110066517.7) that are related to red phosphor. The patents are owned by Mitsubishi and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). Mitsubishi...
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2018-11-12

Nazdar Ink Technologies Partners with Focus Label Machinery to Boost UV LED Technology

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced its partnership with Focus Label Machinery, a UK based label printing company, for driving the growth of UV LED technology within the label converter market in the UK and EMEA. The two businesses are collaborating to demonstrate the efficiency of UV LED curing technology at Focus Label Machinery's Bingham, Nottinghamshire-based offices in the UK.
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2018-11-09

Velodyne to Address How LiDAR Technology Enhances Safety for Autonomous Vehicles at IDTechEx

Velodyne LiDAR has announced that the company is going to present the future trend and development of LiDAR technology at IDTechEx Show. The discussions will focus on how LiDAR will enable advanced vehicle safety and performance for autonomous vehicles. (Image: Velodyne LiDAR) Velodyne LiDAR’s CTO, Anand Gopalan, and Director of Mechanical Engineering, Stephen Nestinger, will share their insights at the conference sessions discussing how LiDAR sensor involved in the performance and reliability required for autonomous vehicles to operate...
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2018-11-09

Veeco and ALLOS Update Their Progress for 200mm GaN-on-Si Micro LED Production and Applications

Veeco Instruments and ALLOS Semiconductors have continued their collaboration in developing GaN-on-Si epitaxy wafer for Micro LED production. The two companies have partnered to demonstrate the reproducibility of ALLOS’ 200 mm GaN-on-Si epitaxy wafer technology on Veeco’s Propel® MOCVD reactor. “To bring Micro LED technology into production, simply presenting champion values for a single metric is insufficient. It is essential to achieve the whole set of specifications for each wafer with excellent repeatability and yield,” ...
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2018-11-08

FLEx Lighting Raises US$ 9 Million in Funding for Low Power Tablet Displays

FLEx Lighting, a U.S.-based leader of front lighting for low power displays, announced that it has raised a US$9 million Series B fund from SABIC Ventures, Bascom Ventures, and others. With the funding, FLEx intends to expand its product portfolio with new sized displays while improving its global presentation. FLEx Lighting was founded in 2004 with its initial technology built by converting xenon light bulbs, fiber optics and plastic film into a compact system of LEDs and optical film. The company further developed a power-efficient and sunlight-readable fro...
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2018-11-08

91% Rec2020 Color Gamut Achieved with Quantum Dot LED by Quantum Materials

Quantum dot developer Quantum Materials has announced its achievement of testing a 100% cadmium-free remote phosphor quantum dot LED technology that achieved a 91% Rec2020 color gamut coverage. Quantum Materials has been working with several LED producers, display manufacturers and chemical companies with the technology, aiming to bring the new solution to the current industry. A way for the solution to achieve wide color gamut display is to deposit red and green quantum dots directly on the surface of a blue phosphor driven backlight LED, Quantum Materials has developed...
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2018-11-05

Research Institute and AgTech Company Select Heliospectra’s LED Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra announced that a Spain-based medicinal plant research center and an AgTech company have ordered its LED lighting solutions. The production shipment of their orders is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Heliospectra.
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2018-11-05

Soitec’s Relaxed InGaN Substrates Enable Pure Red Emission for Full-Color Micro LED Displays

Micro LED displays require the use of red, green and blue (RGB) LEDs, achieved by mixing nitride LEDs and phosphide LEDs. This mixing causes blue, green and red LEDs to behave differently in terms of temperature and aging, which impacts the quality of image color. Moreover, blue, green and red LEDs each require specific electronic drivers, making integration more complex. (Figure 1: Red emission at 630nm of 100µmx100µm of full InGaN LED grown on Soitec’s InGaNOS) RGB LEDs composed of the same material inducing the same behav...
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2018-11-02

DMF Lighting Says No Price Increases Due to Tariffs

DMF Lighting, a U.S. based LED lighting company has released a press release to emphasize that the company would not raise the prices of its products due to tariffs. The company addressed that it is committed to delivering the same products with value that customers have come to expect. According to DMF Lighting, the majority of its manufacturing facilities are located outside of China, making most of its products unaffected by the tariffs. Its supply chain is also not interrupted. “Our intention is to keep our prices at the same levels despite the Section 30...
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2018-11-02

VEECO’s 3Q18 Revenue Slows Down Due to Tepid Chinese Market

Equipment provider VEECO Instruments announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018. The results did not reach the company’s guided range because of “broader market softness in China across all of our business,” said VEECO.
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2018-10-31

AIXTRON Continues Profit Growth with Strong Demands for Laser and ROY LED Applications

AIXTRON, the Germany-based semiconductor equipment provider, has announced its financial results for the nine months and the third quarter 2018. The equipment company has reported growing profit with continuous demands for MOCVD systems for the production of power electronics and lasers such as VCSEL or EEL lasers for applications in 3D sensing or optical data transmission as well as red, orange and yellow (ROY) LEDs.
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2018-10-31

Everlight’s WOFI Withdraws Appeals, Nichia Again Confirms Its YAG Patent

Nichia has announced that WOFI (Leuchten Wortmann & Filz), Everlight’s German subsidiary has withdrawn its appeal against the judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court concerning the YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia.
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2018-10-31

Nichia and Qwestland Partner to Further Develop the Horticulture LED Market

Japanese LED manufacturer Nichia Corporation has announced to start cooperative researches and experiments with Qwestland International, a Dutch horticulture solution provider. The goal of their partnership is to further explore the potential of the horticulture LED market.
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2018-10-31

Panther Vision Provides Lighting Solutions for Extreme Condition and Donates Products to NPO

Panther Vision, a manufacturer and distributor of lighted headwear, eyewear and safety gear, has provided its lighting solutions to assist in disaster relief efforts. The company has partnered with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit which provide immediate response to emergency situation caused by disasters.
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2018-10-30

Enjoy NBA Games with Samsung’s LED Signage in Atlanta

The Korean tech giant, Samsung, has announced that its SMART LED signage has been installed in the Atlanta Hawks’ State Farm Arena. The whole area was set with LED screens that are more than 12,000 square feet (1115 square meters), combining to offer 10 times more LED video than the previous configuration.
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2018-10-30

Nitride Semiconductors Set up Subsidiary for Micro LED Display

Japanese UV LED company Nitride Semiconductors has announced to establish a subsidiary, Micro Nitride, to focus on the developing and manufacturing of Micro UV LED chips for micro LED display.
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2018-10-30

Seoul Semiconductor Reports Its 3Q18 Financial Results

Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor has announced its business performance for the third quarter of 2018 with a consolidated revenue of KRW 320 billion (US$ 280.64 million). With a growth of 10% QoQ, the company has reached its guided range of KRW 300 to 320 billion. The operating income was KRW 28 billion (US$ 25.56 million) and EBITDA was KRW 55 billion (US$48.24 million).
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2018-10-30

Three Keys to Help Global Importers Win in the LED Market – LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Provides Unrivalled Purchasing Experience

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair is Asia’s largest and most influential professional lighting exhibition with the huge number of buyers and large trade volume. Every year at the Autumn Fair, the LED Bulb Expert- WELLMAX garners big success by offering customers excellent lighting experiences.
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2018-10-29

LG and Lufthansa to Set up Joint Venture for Aircraft Displays and Systems

LG Electronics and Lufthansa Technik AG have announced that they are going to establish a joint venture to develop, produce and market LG's OLED displays for commercial airplane cabins.
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2018-10-29

Heliospectra Reports Interim Management Statement for January – September 2018

Heliospectra AB, a Swedish lighting specialist for controlled environments horticulture, has presented its Interim Management Statement for January to September 2018.
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2018-10-24

Xenomatix to Showcase Its Solid-state LiDAR Solution at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo

Belgium LiDAR company XenomatiX has announced that it is presenting its next generation solid-state LiDAR solutions at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo from October 23rd to 25th in Novi, Michigan.
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2018-10-23

LED Expo Thailand Expands Its Panorama in the Year 2019

ASEAN’S largest show on LED technology & lighting solutions will transform the notion about how LED & light is perceived with LED EXPO THAILAND 2019 + LIGHT ASEAN!
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2018-10-22

WELLMAX Shares the Secrets of Helping Its Clients to Exceed Annual Sales of US$5 Million in One Year

The continent of Africa is located more than 9,000 kilometers away from China and it takes more than ten hours to travel even with today’s advanced communication technology. Despite the distance, many entrepreneurs in Africa still have to travel several times annually to China to look for a long-term supplier.
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2018-10-22

Lumileds and Legrand Announce Strategic Partnership to Develop Tunable White LED Lighting

Lumileds has announced its partnership agreement with Legrand, North & Central America, a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures for developing easy-to-integrate lighting solutions with high quality tunable-white light.
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2018-10-19

Current by GE and Stockbridge Technology Centre Set up Vertical Farm to Explore the Innovation in Agriculture

Current, powered by GE has provided its Arize horticultural lighting solution to Stockbridge Technology Centre’s newly opened Vertical Farming Development Facility which enables growers to test and model their individual urban farm setup prior to investment. 
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2018-10-19

The LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Wins the Market with Its Commitment to Innovation

The first phase of the 124th Canton Fair officially ended on October 19th. Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has again achieved great success in this event. Its newly released smart LED series - iDREAM series was the focus at the fair. Meanwhile, the LED bulbs with iDAPT tech were again the bestsellers. Moreover, the Global Distributor Program (GDP) attracted clients from all over the world to sign the agreements on the spot.
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2018-10-17

Cree Announces Quarterly Financial Results and Supplies Its Wolfspeed Wafers to a Semiconductor Company

Cree has announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and unveiled that the company will supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide wafers to one of the world leading power device companies.
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2018-10-16

Osram Works with Deutsche Telekom to Test Mobile Robots in Osram’s Plant

Since the announcement of quitting its luminaires business and transforming into a high-tech company, Osram has cooperated with various industry partners and focused on intelligent business. Testing autonomous materials handling at its own plant in Schwabmünchen is another move which indicates Osram’s commitment.
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE