2022-07-08

Negotiation Stuck on New OLED Equipment as Samsung Will Pay Only Half of Ulvac’s Quote

  According to the South Korean media outlet TheElec, Samsung and Japan-based Ulvac have entered into negotiation for the price of the Gen 8.5 OLED deposition equipment they are currently working on. Ulvac proposed a quote of 800 billion won per unit for the new machine, but Samsung wanted to halve the price to 400 billion won.   From Ulvac’s perspective, the price of Gen 8.5 vertical deposition equipment—which comes with full-cut substrates—should be 40%–60% higher than that of an existing deposition machine as developing and manu...
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2022-07-08

Walmart to Acquire AR Startup Memomi

Few days ago, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement to buy AR technology developer Memomi, aiming to fulfil its commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care. The acquisition is scheduled to be accomplished in the coming weeks, after which Memomi employees will join the Walmart Global Tech organization. Since 2019, Memomi has provided digital measurement services for all the Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers across 2,800+ Walmart Vision Centers and 500 Sam’s Clubs. The startup also supports the Optical ecommerce experience on Sam...
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2022-07-08

How scientist tested the effect of multicolor lighting on improving people’s psychological state

How to alleviate the increase in anxiety and negative emotions caused by confined and isolated conditions Emotion and anxiety levels of the multicolour lighting group and the control group on the first, fourth, and seventh days As missions for deep space exploration and space habitats are put on the agenda, astronauts need to withstand being tested by multiple stressors in confined and isolated conditions during such long flights, especially because in deep space exploration, problems such as signal delays make astronauts feel the anxiety of being far away from Earth and the psyc...
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2022-07-08

Acuity Enters the LED Horticultural Lighting Market, with Ultra Yield Solutions as Their First Distributor

  Acuity Brands, Inc. announced the launch of Verjure, a professional-grade horticultural LED fixture series, for indoor applications. The Verjure Pro Series LED luminaires are designed to support all stages of plant growth from veg to flower. The Series is available in three different sizes and outputs to support versatility in growing, including indoor warehouse, greenhouse, and vertical racks. The Verjure Pro Series is designed to meet and exceed the output of traditional 1000W HPS grow lights while delivering up to 40% energy savings. Horticulture ...
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2022-07-08

Mercer Zimmerman Acquires Lighting Specialists

We are excited to announce that effective July 1, 2022, Lighting Specialists has been acquired by Mercer Zimmerman. Since 1928, Lighting Specialists has focused on representing the leading lighting and controls manufacturers in Nebraska. Now we’re joining forces to accomplish a bigger vision – one that we think we can better achieve together. We’d like to extend a special thanks to all the customers and industry partners. Lighting Specialists has built an exceptional team within their agency. While they will now be working under the Mercer Zimmerman na...
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2022-07-06

Weekly Highlights: JBD and Ennostar among Others Made New Plans with Increasing Market Attention to Mini/Micro LED

There has been big news in the Mini/Micro LED sector this week, such as Leyard’s announcement of its Black Diamond Micro LED technology and relevant products, a Micro LED TV costing less than RMB500,000 for first time ever, along with new progress made by Ennostar, Australis, Jingce as well as JBD’s achievement in mass producing red Micro LED chips. Continue reading for more details: [Major Events] ★Market Value of Micro LEDs for AR Smart Glasses Displays to Reach US$41 Million by 2026, Says TrendForce As TrendF...
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2022-07-05

Samsung to Launch Mass Production of Micro LED TVs in 3Q22 with AUO and PlayNitride as Suppliers

According to the South Korean media outlet TheElec, Samsung plans to start producing Micro LED TVs in the third quarter this year. The product will be engineered with LTPS-TFT technology. It is also the first Micro LED TV that does not use PCB technology.   Photo credit: Samsung   In 2022, the South Korean electronics conglomerate aims to roll out 89", 101" and 114" Micro LED TVs. Production of the 89" model was about to kick off this May; however, the schedule was delayed due to unsatisfactory yield and the C...
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2022-07-05

JBD Announces Mass Production of High-Performance Red Micro LED Display with 500,000 nits of Brightness

Jade Bird Display (JBD), a Shanghai-based Micro LED microdisplay maker, has recently made a technical breakthrough by mass producing a red Micro LED microdisplay featuring 50 nits of brightness. Photo of a red LED Producing a red Micro LED with high brightness has long been a challenge in the display industry, which is also a critical turning point for the microdisplay sector. JBD overcame the current efficiency limit by developing a 0.13" red light microdisplay with 500,000 nits of brightness, shattering previous records. The company’s high-pe...
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2022-07-05

II-VI Incorporated completes the acquisition of Coherent, forming a global leader In materials, networking, and lasers

The combined company will be named Coherent and will trade under the ticker symbol COHR on the Nasdaq stock market on a date soon to be announced.   PITTSBURGH and SANTA CLARA, CALIF., July 1, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI) today successfully completed the acquisition of Coherent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COHR), forming a global leader in materials, networking, and lasers.   Under the terms of the merger agreement, each share of Coherent common stock was converted into the righ...
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2022-07-05

Swave, a new Imec and VUB Spin-off, Raises €7M to Deliver Truly Realistic AR/VR Experiences to Applications Like the Metaverse

Investment Will Accelerate Development of Revolutionary Holographic eXtended Reality (HXR) Technology to Make Virtual Reality Practically Indistinguishable from the Real World LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swave Photonics, an innovator in Holographic eXtended Reality (HXR) technology to bring the metaverse to life, today announced a €7 million seed round. The investment will be used to fund the commercialization of truly realistic, immersive 3D HXR gigapixel technology for a wide range of emerging applications. The demand for eX...
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2022-07-05

ams OSRAM announces the closing of the sale of the AMLS business to Plastic Omnium

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (1 July 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announces the closing of the sale of the AMLS (Automotive Lighting Systems) business to Plastic Omnium (Euronext: POM). ams OSRAM will continue to be a key supplier of automotive LED and optical components to Plastic Omnium.   AMLS was established on 1 October 2021 following the dissolution of the OSRAM Continental joint venture. AMLS combines lighting technology with electronics and software to develop...
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2022-07-05

BeyondSemi Makes Major Breakthrough in Development of Solar-Blind Deep UV Devices

BeyondSemi® Co., a semiconductor company located in Hangzhou China, announced a news that will shock the world in July 2022. This Chinese company has achieved a significant breakthrough in the field of solar blind deep ultraviolet device, by lifting the output power of 45 mil*45 mil UVC chip to a new world record of 210 mW. This high-power UV device can reach an output UV power of 209.59 mW at the wavelength of 271 nm under the input current of 500 mA, independently tested by authoritative third-party testing agency (See attachment). This new UVC chip can impro...
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2022-07-04

Mojo's Smart Contact Lenses Begin In-Eye Testing

by Scott Stein June 28, 2022 2:00 p.m. PT     I've brought a tiny, chip-studded, display-enabled contact lens made up to my eye, but I never was actually able to wear it. But by the end of 2022, I might get a chance. Mojo Vision's smart contact lenses, which have been in development for years, are finally being worn internally, starting with the company's CEO Drew Perkins.   Perkins, who I spoke to over Zoom, has only worn the lens for an hour at a time so far. He likens the first tests to a baby learning to walk: &q...
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2022-06-30

SGH to Acquire Stratus Technologies

SGH to acquire Stratus Technologies; will expand the company's offerings across Edge, Core, Cloud. (Graphic: Business Wire)   MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (“SGH” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SGH) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC, to acquire Stratus Technologies (“Stratus”), a global leader in simplified, protected, and autonomous computing solutions in the data...
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2022-06-30

Kopin Receives $2M Development Contract for Defense In-Vehicle Display Imaging System

2nd Vehicle Display System Development Order WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution microdisplays and sub-systems for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) for use in defense, enterprise and consumer applications, today announced it was awarded a contract to develop a new in-vehicle display imaging system for a U.S. prime defense contractor. This is the second in-vehicle defense development program awarded to Kopin and reflects Kopin’s recent...
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2022-06-30

First UV-C LED Municipal Water Treatment System to be Installed in North America

UV LED disinfection technology continues to expand into new markets, with higher flows and more robust systems. AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in ultraviolet (UV) LED water disinfection systems, is happy to announce it has developed the PearlAqua Tera™, the first North American UV LED disinfection system designed for municipal and industrial markets. The first installation of the Tera is at the Las Vegas Valley Water District, which is well known for innovative solutions for water treatment. The installation began Q1 2022 with more orders...
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2022-06-29

The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Is 'Sold Out'

If you want to buy Cadillac’s first electric car, you’ll now have to wait for the 2024. By Owen Bellwood  Photo: Cadillac It’s official, the 2023 Cadillac Lyric is now sold out. If you want to get your hands on the first EV from the American luxury brand then you’re out of luck. Well, unless you can wait for the 2024 model. According to Automotive News, Cadillac has closed the order book for the 2023 Lyriq, with every example of the Debut Edition of the upcoming electric car now spoken for. For anyone in the market for its first ...
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2022-06-29

New analog frontend family from ams OSRAM offers maximum flexibility for vital sign monitoring applications

ams OSRAM launches new AS705x product family at Sensors Converge, which consists of the AS7050, AS7056 and AS7057, and delivers functional blocks for improved PPG measurement performance With the AS7056 and AS7057 family members, ams OSRAM offers the smallest Analog Frontend (AFE) currently available on the market, ideal for space-critical applications such as hearables or accessories Manufacturers benefit from customized optical frontend and all necessary building blocks in addition to the AFE from a single source   Customers bene...
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2022-06-29

Seoul Viosys 'Violeds' UV-C Technology Applied to 30,000 Cubic Meters Per Day for Municipal Water Purification System from Typhon Treatment Systems

Typhon’s integrated array of ‘Violeds’ UV LEDs inside water pipe (Photo: Business Wire) ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a company specializing in optical semiconductors, announced that the ‘Violeds’ technology was supplied to Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd., a British water treatment company, and applied to the UK's Cumbria water purification plant with a daily water purification capacity of 30,000 cubic meters. UV lamp sterilization using mercury has been used in water ...
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2022-06-28

BioLED Smart Air Purifier Effectively Kills Bacteria using UV-C LED Provided by ams OSRAM

Source: ams OSRAM   Ledtech Group’s new air purifier the BioLED is powered by ams OSRAM’s OSLON UV 3636 LED, which can desirably inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria and fungi in the air. The UV-C LED product is integrated with BioLED’s active carbon screening program, aiming to provide reliable, effective air purification solutions for homes, offices and public spaces (e.g., hospital). Taipei, Taiwan, June 24—ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announced today that L...
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2022-06-28

ams OSRAM and trinamiX jointly release demonstration of ultra-secure face authentication behind OLED

  Joint demonstration of full solution for smartphone integration, also behind OLED Solution includes low-profile combined dot/flood illuminator from ams OSRAM and trinamiX algorithm Certified for use in mobile payments according to IIFAA, AndroidTM and FIDO standards ams OSRAM illuminator features custom dot/flood illumination that allows for maximum speed and performance also when operating behind OLED screen   Premstaetten, Austria (27 June, 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions...
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2022-06-28

Battery Show Europe: TRUMPF VCSEL heating systems increase battery performance

Li batteries with better performance and reliability // TRUMPF presents new application for precise perforation of separator foils with VCSEL heating systems // L-Europe patented process and system for perforating battery separator foils using TRUMPF VCSEL heating system as key component // High accuracy of direct heat treatment with VCSEL heating systems enable new application fields in e-mobility Ulm, June 28, 2022 – TRUMPF Photonic Components, a global leader in VCSEL solutions, presents a new application field for its VCSEL heati...
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2022-06-28

XenomatiX and Zensor expand their ecosystem in the infrastructure market

21.06.2022 – Leuven- Safety and durability are cornerstones in XenomatiX’ and Zensor’s strategic development and key in the decision criteria to set up partnerships in their ecosystem. Today, XenomatiX and Zensor announce their collaboration on safety and durability in the infrastructure market and their joint support in a total solution approach. XenomatiX, a solid-state LiDAR provider in the automotive and industrial market, expanded years ago its application domain to the road infrastructure sector, developing an innovative Road LiDAR to digitiz...
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2022-06-27

Samsung Display to supply 4 million OLEDs for vehicles to BMW

Samsung Display will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays for vehicles to BMW, a European automaker. This is seen as a major move, as a latecomer, to laying the foundations to be a major player in the automotive display industry. Samsung Display won a contract to supply OLED displays for BMW's new high-end sedans, which will be mass-produced starting from 2024. It will supply OLED displays for 4 million BMW vehicles for 6-7 years after mass production. It plans on providing displays to BMW through a global electronic device company (T...
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2022-06-27

PlayNitride to Be Listed in 3Q22 and Will Become First Taiwanese Micro LED Concept Stock

On June 23, Micro LED developer PlayNitride held an investor conference, announcing the upcoming IPO plan along with its future prospects. If the company successfully goes public—currently scheduled for 3Q22 with a total of 6,305,000 shares listed through capital increase with a share capital of NTD 1.07 billion—it will become the first company listed on the Taiwan Innovation Board, a new trading platform established by TWSE in an effort to hatch Taiwanese unicorns. Founded in 2014, PlayNitride specializes in research and development of Micro LE...
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2022-06-24

Velodyne Lidar’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution Deployed in Helsinki Traffic Safety Improvement Project

Velodyne’s Solution Delivered Traffic Monitoring with Lidar and Edge AI Computing Velodyne Lidar announced its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution was deployed in Helsinki, Finland to collect traffic data and improve roadway safety. The project demonstrated the high accuracy and value of the solution in multimodal traffic counting and classification, and in near miss collision detection and monitoring. Test site 1: Tyynenmerenkatu – Välimerenkatu – Jätkäsaarenlaituri (Helsinki, Finland). (Graphic: Nodeon Finland) SAN JOS...
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2022-06-24

Cepton Expands Footprint in Metro Detroit

MMT® lidar leader opens new center of excellence in automotive heartland Cepton's new Detroit office will serve as the company's automotive hub as it continues to expand its active engagements and initiatives with OEMs. © Cepton, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire) SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cepton, Inc. (“Cepton” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CPTN), a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance MMT® lidar solutions, today announced the opening of its new corporate office in Metro...
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2022-06-23

ams OSRAM combines light and sensing to create game-changing innovations for LightFair 2022

ams OSRAM to showcase its latest lighting and sensing products at LightFair 2022 in booth 1428. Smart UV Sphere will demonstrate how UV-C LEDs can protect areas and surfaces from harmful viruses and bacteria with help from a UV sensor that balances irradiation and dose. The world’s first batwing optic LED for horticulture lighting will be shown in a closed-loop system. A smart spectral sensor monitors and adjusts the LED output to provide the perfect light recipe for plant growth.   Cupertino, California (13th June 2022) -- ams OS...
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2022-06-23

Cree LED Unveils Latest LED Innovations at LightFair 2022 in Las Vegas

  DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), opened LightFair 2022 with the debut of the recently launched XLamp® Element G (XE-G) LEDs, delivering a new performance class with unmatched light output and efficiency in a small form factor. On display at Cree LED’s booth 3007 is a stunning, 8-foot periodic table showcasing all 17 colors and 3 white options available in the comprehensive XE-G LED family. “We are excited to be a part of LightFair and welcome all atte...
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2022-06-23

There’s a Lot to See from Current™ at LightFair 2022

  GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Current™ (formerly GE Current, a Daintree company) will unveil several new products along with new branding at the 2022 LightFair International Trade Show June 19-23. Attendees are invited to see the latest intelligent solutions for indoor, outdoor and commercial lighting control needs in booth 2543 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West hall. “Our new enterprise brand represents the most expansive, versatile portfolio of lighting and controls products availa...
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE