2019-07-03

LED EXPO Thailand 2019: International Companies Active in Emerging Markets to Accelerate LED Lighting Penetration

Although the LED lighting industry has already entered the mature stage of its development, but in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia, India and other Asian regions, there remains much room for growth as LED lighting is being applied in infrastructure and replacing traditional lighting. Thus we see international companies and Thailand’s native companies continually planning their strategies in this year’s LED EXPO. Thai lighting company DLight showcased solar LED streetlights, targeting Thailand’s domestic demand. Ratana Saeyang, the Pur...
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2019-07-01

LED EXPO Thailand 2019: Lighting Combines Building Management and Fire Security to Push Energy Conservation

LED lighting development in the emerging markets has always caught the attention of worldwide suppliers. In order to meet the demands of regional markets and to initiate cross-field applications, the 7th LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN made its grand opening on June 27th at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The exhibition jointed together the Building Maintenance and Asset Management (BMAM) Expo Asia and the K-Fire & Safety Expo, the latter revolving around disaster prevention and protection. The exhibition gathered over 350 inte...
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2019-06-18

WELLMAX: Achieve HCL with Intelligence and LED Panel with LED Bulb Technology

According to the latest price report of LEDinside, the average price of LED bulb worldwide is in a downtrend as a whole, even though the price in some regions heats up thanks to their robust economy. Amid such a sluggish environment, many enterprises are confronted with severe challenge to survive, and some of them have even been phased out by the market. The LED Bulb Expert, WELLMAX, however, has held firmly its market share and achieved a revenue growth of 40% in 2018. On the opening day of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), LEDinside...
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2019-06-17

GILE 2019 Highlights Summary: Connected Lighting and Health Lighting Become Mainstream Applications

LEDinside observes that GILE 2019, which concluded this week, attracted a larger crowd of attendees than before, with more areas of applications for everyone’s perusal. Health lighting, horticulture lighting and other niche applications have become mainstreams to meet the rocketing demands of the market, appearing on the exhibits of several large companies. Also, the future development and technology upgrades of lighting became the focus of many seminars as they sought to address the deployment of IoT and 5G. Connected Lighting Merges with Infrastructure and Marches...
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2019-06-14

【InfoComm 2019】The Market Trends of LED Driver IC for Fine Pitch Displays

With the rising market of fine pitch display, LED driver IC should be equipped with improved energy efficiency and higher integration. During InfoComm 2019, LEDinside interviewed three LED driver IC manufacturers to learn more about their approaches. Macroblock launches series products to tackle main issue of the display market Macroblock focused on three featured LED display driver ICs at InfoComm 2019 targeting live-stage and broadcast applications. Its 16-Channel SRAM LED Display Driver IC, MBI5253, is an upgraded version of MBI5153, w...
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2019-06-13

【InfoComm 2019】Innovation and Technology Raise Displays to a New Level

InfoComm 2019, held by AVIXA, kicked off on June 8th with the exhibition taking place during June 12-14th at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. LEDinside noticed that both display and projector manufacturers put their focal point on fine display technology and high valued market, aiming to push display technology to another level with innovation and creativity. Micro LED, as the next generation display technology, again became the spotlight of the show. SONY showcased a 440-inch Crystal LED display with 8K4K resolution, matching ...
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2019-06-13

【InfoComm 2019】Chipone Launched High Scan-line Common-cathode Products to Reduce Driver IC Usage and Save More Energy

Chipone Technology is a semi-conductor chip design house in China. Its products include touch sensor ICs, fingerprint recognition ICs, display driver ICs, and power management ICs. Chipone acquired and merged a US company (iML) in 2016. After their financial statements were consolidated, in 2018 the Group's total revenue reached RMB 1.21 billion, and the Group focuses on raising its gross profit. LEDinside has an honor to interview the No.1 LED display IC player- Chipone's Vice President, Charles Lin, and Marketing Director, Mr. Hank Zhang....
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2019-06-11

【GILE 2019】China and Taiwan LED Makers Say Micro LED and Mini LED Display Technology Ready for Mass Production

Despite that the core of GILE is LED lighting and lighting related applications, LED producers who joined the event this year took the opportunity to present their latest development of Micro LED and Mini LED technologies. Micro LED Display Shineon from Beijing, China, showcased a 139-inch 4K Micro LED display at GILE 2019. The Micro LED display is spliced by 576 units of 96mm*96mm Micro LED display module which their pitch size is 0.8mm. Shineon and Lumens from South Korea have developed Micro LED display modules with pitch siz...
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2019-06-11

【GILE 2019】Taiwan Companies Invest in Niche Applications and Update Technologies to Keep Up with the Competition

Although LED and lighting are facing the two-pronged pressure of the competition in the industry and the trade dispute, GILE this year still saw bustling crowds of people. It was the worst of times, yet large exhibitions provided a platform and opportunity for industries to connect and collaborate. Participating suppliers and guests from all over the world invariably took ahold of this annual occasion and expanded their business opportunities from exhibition to exhibition. LEDinside made the trip to visit a few of Taiwan’s participating companies at this year’s G...
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2019-06-10

GILE 2019 Kicks Off! The Lighting Industry Envisages the Next Move in Innovation

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2019 commences with a grand opening at the China Import and Export Fair, and will be held from June 9 to 12. The event’s host, Messe Frankfurt, points out that GILE took up 19 exhibition centers in scale with 2500 companies from 22 different countries participating in this grand occasion. It has already been 24 years since GILE’s inception, and the competition is all fired up in the lighting industry thanks to maturely developed technologies. Under the economic impact from the trade war triggered la...
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2019-05-22

【SID Display Week 2019】Mini LED Backlight Becomes New Paradigm in the Display Industry

Mini LED backlight solution seems to be a “must have” technology for all the panel exhibitors at this year’s Display Week. Despite that adopting Mini LED backlight to consumer electronic products is rather difficult due to high production cost; panel makers still proactively demonstrated related products. Therefore, Mini LED backlight might not be a flash in the pan. LEDinside noticed that almost every display maker participated in Display Week disclosed the focus on automotive display incorporating LCD panel and Mini LED backlight. The solut...
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2019-05-17

【SID Display Week 2019】Micro LED Display Products Progress with Chinese Panel Makers Joining the Field

Display Week is an iconic event for the display industry across the world. Micro LED display is still a major focus of the show in 2019. Most of the Micro LED display exhibitors have demonstrated their products last year and came with upgraded Micro LED display this year. LEDinside noticed that Chinese panel manufacturers have joined the game of Micro LED and showcased active driven solution on glass backplane, indicating the technology progress of Micro LED display. Let’s take a look at the latest Micro LED developments at SID Display Week 2019. ...
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2019-05-15

【SID Display Week 2019】Industry Players Demonstrate Display Technology Breakthroughs

The 56th SID Display Week 2019 kicked off on May 14 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA. This year LEDinside also joined the event to share the first hand updates in the display industry. Exhibitors across the world have presented their latest developments in display products. Display producers keep their focus on developing differentiated products to target niche market for avoiding price competition. Foldable mobile phones, flexible OLED TVs, flexible automotive panels, transparent displays and light field holographic ...
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2019-05-09

【2019 TILS】LED Lighting Moves to Smart and Professional Applications

Taiwan International Lighting Show kicked off on May 8th in Taipei with the theme “Smart Design, Enlightening Life.” The event welcomes its 10th anniversary with more than hundred exhibitors showcasing their innovative LED lighting applications. As LEDs are commonly applied in general lighting, lighting companies have turned their focus to professional lighting, smart lighting and human centric lighting. By combining adjustable features of LEDs with smart control, LED lighting can be further optimized for advanced applications. MEAN WELL, the...
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2019-03-26

【ALE 2019】LED Penetration Rate Increases with Trends of Diversification and Intelligentization

The 14th Auto Lamp Industry Development Forum and the 5th Shanghai International Auto Lamp Exhibition (ALE) was held in Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center on March 21, 2019. More tha...
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2019-03-22

【OFC 2019】MPI Advanced Solutions for 3D Sensing, Opto-communication and Temperature Testing

OFC 2019 is the largest photonics and optical communication exhibition in the world held annually in the Western United States. Around 700 exhibitors and 15,500 visitors from 75 countries participated in the greatest event in 2019. Various applications continue their technology improvement, bringing unlimited business opportunities for the VCSEL and Photodetector industries. At OFC 2019, as a global leading testing and measurement equipment manufacturer, MPI demonstrated its advanced test solution on both wafer level and packaging level. The company specifically focu...
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2019-02-18

【ISE 2019】HDR Display in Various Applications Brings a Perfect Visual Feast

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 in the Netherlands is a well-known international exhibition for display. This international exhibition took place from February 5 to 8 in the Netherlands and attracted lots of attention in the digital display industry. The improvement of performance including 8K resolution, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and wide gamut is the major development trend for digital display (Video Wall) market. Amongst, HDR image is the long-term target market for projection equipment and LED display. The main applications are in hotels, cinemas, home the...
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2019-02-11

【Photonics West 2019】Long Wavelength, Mobile 3D Sensing and LiDAR are the Major Market Momentum

Photonics West 2019 is the largest photonics exhibition in the world held annually in San Francisco. According to the exhibitors at the show, LEDinside learnt that the main technical challenges of VCSEL include power conversion efficiency (PCE), temperature drift, slope efficiency, and light field design. Most of the exhibitors at the show have achieved a power conversion efficiency of 40% for VCSEL products of 1-2W. Among them, Lumentum said it will continue to increase conversion efficiency to 43% in this year. LEDinside was honored to interview Somit Jos...
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2019-02-11

【Photonics West 2019】The Market Potential of Deep UV LED Application Developments

Photonics West 2019 is the largest photonics exhibition in the world with the most centralized visitors. As an international photonics industry event, Photonics West is annually held in San Francisco. During the show, deep UV LED, with its advantages of environmental friendly, long-lifetime, energy-saving, less heat loss and more, has attracted attention of visitors. The market of deep UV LED continues to expand as its product reliability and application demand increased. Nichia exhibited industrial laser and UV LED products at the show. The company’s ind...
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2019-01-24

【NEPCON JAPAN】ITRI and eLux Expect PIDs and Wearables to be the First Commercialized Micro LED Applications

The next-generation display technology – Micro LED, has remained a spotlight of the industry. NEPCON Japan 2019 has invited Chih-I Wu from ITRI and Paul Schuele of eLux to share their insights of the technology at the key note conference focusing on Micro LED. Wu and Schuele both began their lecture by comparing Micro LED with LCD and OLED and addressed the advantage of Micro LED. Micro LED, as considered to be the next generation display technology, is featured with high brightness, long lifetime, and low power consumption. Wu highl...
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2019-01-23

【NEPCON JAPAN】LiDAR and Autonomous Driving Technologies Demonstrated for Next Generation Automobile Transformation

AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, the automotive technology exhibition taking place concurrently with NEPCON Japan, highlighted the theme of CASE, addressing the next generation features of connected, autonomous, sharing and electric vehicles. Masaki Soda, the show director of AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, told LEDinside that the show gathered cutting-edge automotive technologies focusing on the components and technologies of vehicles including lighting modules, battery drivers, automotive IC, panels and others. Soda said, AUTOMOTIVE WORLD offers a plat...
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2019-01-23

【NEPCON JAPAN】Smart Glasses Catch Eyes at WEARABLE EXPO

The trend of wearable devices can be observed at NEPCON Japan 2019. The concurrent show WEARABLE EXPO attracted a big crowd during the exhibition. LEDinside founded that smart glasses, head up display (HUD) and AR/VR devices were popular demonstration at the show.   Color Link Japan presents VR lenses module Optical technology developer Color Link Japan exhibited two lenses modules designed for VR glasses. One is designed for 3D display application and the other features ultra-fast responding time to show smooth images when incorporate...
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2019-01-22

【NEPCON JAPAN】Five Highlights of Automotive LED and Electronic Products

The installation of sophisticated electronic devices in vehicles has been a rising trend in the automotive industry. This development has also brought about the rapid growth in related application demands, which include safety solutions, automation solutions, electric powertrain, and other categories of automotive electronics. Likewise, the automotive industry represents an increasingly important market for electronics manufacturers. At this year’s NEPCON Japan, many Japanese suppliers of automotive electronics have participated in the exhibition. Their presence indicates ...
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2019-01-21

【NEPCON JAPAN】2019 Key Companies in the Micro LED/Mini LED Markets

Companies in LED and display industries are keen on investing in the development of Micro LED displays because this emerging display technology has strong potentials in a wide range of applications and spans across many industries. However, entrants in the Micro LED market still face huge barriers in terms of key technologies and equipment. LED companies have thus turned to Mini LED, of which the manufacturing technology is relatively mature, in order to explore emerging markets on one hand, and to prepare for further progress in Micro LED on the other. NEPCON...
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2019-01-21

【NEPCON JAPAN】LED Industry Focuses on Niche Applications: Automobile, Sensor, and UV

Worldwide LED manufacturers recently have transformed their businesses from general lighting to other niche applications. This industrial trend can be observed at NEPCON Japan as well. At NEPCON Japan 2019, most of the LED manufacturers emphasized non-general lighting LED applications. These categories mostly covered automotive LED products for interior and exterior applications, special lighting, invisible light sensors, and UV light applications. 1. Everlight LED packaging manufacturer Everlight centered on automobile LED and infrared sensor modu...
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2019-01-21

【NEPCON JAPAN】Exciting Innovations in LED Materials and Technologies

Globalization and the rapid changes taking place in industries have raised the importance of R&D in the upstream sections of electronics supply chains (i.e. materials and equipment). Results of R&D in the upstream in fact constitute a critical driver behind technological breakthroughs and the advancement of an entire industry. Hence, manufacturers and solution developers are constantly searching for innovations in process and material technologies that can serve as the basis for developing new industrial applications. At NEPCON Japan 2019, LEDinside has spotted some...
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2019-01-19

【NEPCON JAPAN】Cutting-edge Technologies to Connect at NEPCON Japan

NEPCON Japan, as the most iconic consolidate electronics show in Asia, continues to expand and has hosted 2640 exhibitors, including more than 400 international exhibitors in 2019. The organizer, Reed Exhibitions Japan, noted that all the leading Japanese industry players participate in this annual event, making it a great opportunity for domestic and international visitors to communicate and exchange their technical insights and knowledge.
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2019-01-16

【NEPCON JAPAN】Grand Opening of Asia’s Leading Electronics Event

NEPCON Japan 2019 kicked off on January 19th at Tokyo Big Sight Japan. As the leading exhibition for electronics R&D, manufacturing and packaging technology, the event has attracted exhibitors and visitors from all over Japan and the world. It is estimated by the event organizer that there are about 2640 exhibitors joining the event this year. NEPCON Japan is a compound exhibition combining seven shows including INTERNEPCON JAPAN, ELECTROTEST JAPAN, IC & Sensor Packaging Technology EXPO, ELECTRONIC COM...
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2019-01-09

【CES 2019】Advanced Smart Lighting Applications

Connected LED lighting enables numerous applications when integrated with sensors and other components. Smart lighting and related applications are becoming more and more common in our daily lives through the integration of healthcare, education and commercial real estate. As the global smart lighting market continues to grow, LEDinside estimates that its market scale might reach US$ 13.4 billion in 2020. This year at CES, many companies have integrated smart lighting with a wide range of applications to demonstrate the potential of connected LED lighting. Household ...
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2019-01-09

【CES 2019】PlayNitride Showcases 232 DPI Micro LED Displays

After Samsung released the new Micro LED displays at First Look CES event, Taiwan-based PlayNitride is also exhibiting its latest Micro LED technology. Unlike Samsung’s large sized TVs, PlayNitride is showcasing small sized Micro LED displays of 3.12-inch and 5-inch. The pixels of the displays were made by RGB chips that are smaller than 30µm. The five-inch display is featured with transparency whose penetration rate could reach 50 percent. The resolution of the display is 350*170 with more than 180 thousands chips in one module. The oth...
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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