2021-05-11

Samsung Spotlights Digital Signage Innovations Built for Control Room at 2021 Virtual Experience Showcase

Following in the footsteps of its recent control room-focused Virtual Experience (VX) Showcase, Samsung Electronics has announced that it has opened registration for the next installment in its VX series, which will spotlight displays that have been optimized for broadcasting.   From news studios to production control and press rooms, Samsung, a leader in the digital signage market for 12 consecutive years, will take visitors on a virtual tour of a typical broadcasting environment to showcase a portfolio that enables any broadcaster to reimagine their studio and rea...
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2021-05-10

LettUs Grow Teams For Greenhouse Technology Trial

Indoor farming technology provider LettUs Grow has teamed up with Harper Adams University to trial different technologies and irrigation systems within greenhouse and vertical farms   Both greenhouses and vertical farms are types of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) using LED lighting and hydroponics. All forms of CEA offer the opportunity to grow all year round, through adverse weather conditions or in extreme climates, and reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides.   UK-based technology developer LettUs Grow will work with Harper ...
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2021-05-10

Panasonic mulls reducing TV production, shifting some to China's TCL

Panasonic Corp. is considering shifting production of small and midsize televisions to Chinese home appliance maker TCL Corp. as the Japanese electronics company aims to focus on larger, high-end products, sources with knowledge of the matter said Friday. Panasonic's TV business has been struggling due to fierce competition from Chinese and South Korean rivals. The company is planning to reach an agreement with TCL in May and end TV production at its plants in India and Vietnam once TCL starts manufacturing products for Panasonic, according to the sources. ...
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2021-05-10

LG InnoTek to sell LED patents and equipment to Chinese firm

LG InnoTek will sell its patents and equipment related to its LED business to a Chinese LED company, TheElec has learned. The South Korean component maker will clean out equipment related to LED at its Paju plant within the month, people familiar with the matter said. LG InnoTek will handover some 10,000 patents related to LED to its Chinese counterpart. Besides the payment, this will allow the Korean firm to save around 1 billion won in maintaining those patents. Last year, LG began talks to sell its LED patents and equipment for 100 billion wo...
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2021-05-10

Nitride Semi Makes Micro UV-LED Breakthrough

14 million of the tiny 12 μm x 24 μm UV-LEDS can be fitted on a 4 inch wafer Credit: Compound Semiconductor Nitride Semiconductors has succeeded in miniaturising the micro UV-LED chip for micro LED displays, the technology expected to be used for next-generation AR glasses and smart glasses. The company is now developing mass production technology. Micro LED displays are the next-generation displays for liquid crystal and organic LED displays, and are being developed by Apple Inc and many other companies across the world. The red, blue, and ...
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2021-05-10

Ushio’s Spectro Broadband LED Breaks Own Output Power World Record

Oude Meer, the Netherlands – Upon its 2019 release, Ushio’s Spectro series of broadband LEDs caught the attention of machine vision manufacturers by setting a new broadband LED optical output power record of 160 mW. Not content to accept the record as the limit of its broadband achievements, Ushio has broken the record once again. In 2021, the new and improved Spectro LED series has been unveiled with an extra 20 mW of power added to the existing package. The updated indium gallium nitride (InGaN) chip achieves a new record output power of 180 mW, at ...
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2021-05-07

BIOS Launches the Next Generation of Icarus™ LED Grow Lights and Expands its Portfolio of DLC Listed Fixtures

A total of 11 BIOS LED Grow Lights are now available for substantial energy rebates and incentives Credit: BIOS Carlsbad, CA – April 26, 2021 – BIOS, a NASA spinoff and leader in engineering horticultural lighting built with the grower in mind, today announced its next generation of DLC certified BIOS Icarus LED Grow Lights. With higher efficacy, industry leading uniformity and superior long-term performance, BIOS Icarus fixtures provide everything a grower needs to ensure successful production for years to come. By attaining t...
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2021-05-06

Metaform Optics Point to Compact AR/VR Glasses and Imaging Components

05 May 2021 University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems. New optical systems of the kinds required for augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) displays are likely to exploit developments in novel components such as metasurfaces and freeform optics, and the non-classical optical behavior that they can provide. Customizable optics using these components in small form-factor platforms is also attractive for several high-resolution applications beyond AR/VR, including 3D-vision, mobile cameras and remote sensing. ...
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2021-05-06

ams Reports Robust First Quarter Group Results Driven by Healthy Demand ...

ams reports robust first quarter group results driven by healthy demand, historical ams business revenues in upper half and adj. operating margin near top end of expected range; full integration underway with increased expected total synergies and savings, group to be known as “ams OSRAM”; second quarter expected group revenues of USD 1,430-1,530 million; delisting offer for OSRAM shares   Premstaetten, Austria, and Munich, Germany (4 May 2021) -- ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, reports robust fir...
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2021-05-06

ams to Launch Delisting Offer for OSRAM

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION ams to launch delisting offer for OSRAM Attractive offer price of €52.30 per OSRAM share Four week acceptance period expected to run from around 21 May to around 18 June 2021 Significant premium to cash com...
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2021-05-06

Radiant Raises Capital Expenditure to Procure Equipment for Manufacturing Mini LED Backlight Modules

Taiwan-based backlight module manufacturer Radiant Opto-Electronics Corp. held a shareholder meeting on April 28. At the event, chairman and CEO of the company Wang Pen-jan announced an increase in capital expenditure for the purpose of acquiring new equipment for the manufacturing of Mini LED backlight modules. Also, the company’s strategic focus for this year will be on backlight modules used in laptop computers and LCD monitors.   Wang pointed out that backlight modules for LCD smartphone displays brought profit to the company in the past, but the co...
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2021-05-05

Samsung: Chip Shortages May Impact Production Capacity of Micro LED TV

The next implicated product may possibly be smart TV amidst the incessant global chip shortage, and Samsung commented that the company might experience issues in the production of TVs should there be no improvement in the existing shortage.   Han Jong-hee, President of Samsung Visual Display Businesses, expressed bluntly that Samsung is likely to encounter problems in TV production if the severe chip shortage within the industry is not resolved soon, though he also commented that the company is doing everything it can to avoid the consequences. As reported, Han had...
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2021-05-05

AUO Plunks Down RMB 6.5 Billion in Kunshan Fab to Expand Production Capacity of Micro LED

AU Optronics (L) Corp., a subsidiary of AUO, announced on the latter’s behalf on April 28th that a sum of RMB 3.995 billion will be used to buy out all shares of the joint venture partners for AU Optronics (Kunshan), and AUO Kunshan will be incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary, with an additional investment of US$384 million that combines to a total investment of roughly NT$28 billion (approx. RMB 6.5 billion). AUO commented that the acquisition of shares was done to enhance the control over AUO Kunshan, and the priority right now is to expand ...
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2021-05-05

Nichia Raises The Bar For Blue And Green VCSEL Efficiency

VCSELs with dielectric and GaN-based mirrors break efficiency records Nichia is claiming to have broken the efficiency records for GaN-based blue and green VCSELs This triumph, announced at the SPIE Photonics West meeting this March, returns by this Japanese LED and laser diode manufacturer to the forefront of GaN-based VCSEL development. Nichia pioneered this class of laser more than a decade ago, producing the world's first GaN-based VCSEL operating in continuous-wave mode at room-temperature, before appearing to abandon further developm...
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2021-05-05

BluGlass Laser Diodes Heading For Commercialisation

Several products advancing through final stages of manufacturing supply chain Australian semiconductor developer, BluGlass, has released details of the commercialisation of its laser diode range. There are now multiple laser diodes (405nm, 420nm, 450nm and others) in the pipeline. The first products for launch have completed multiple design iterations and processing steps ahead of packaging, according to BluGlass. Packaged devices, once complete, will start accelerated reliability testing at BluGlass' US facility ahead of product launches. The company anticipates ...
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2021-05-05

Sundiode Develops Stacked 3-colour Micro-LEDs On A Single Wafer

A single pixel features three independently controlled micro-LED subpixels that are stacked vertically Sundiode, a Silicon Valley based company developing micro-LED technologies for display applications including AR and MR, has announced the achievement of fully stacked 3-colour (RGB) micro-LED pixel devices on a single wafer. In the stacked-RGB pixel technology patented by Sundiode and developed in collaboration with KOPTI (Korea Photonics Technology Institute), a single pixel features three independently controlled micro-LED subpixels that are st...
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2021-05-05

Harbor Farmz and Fluence Incorporate LED Lighting into Facility with New Approach to Cannabis Production

Michigan-based grower finds cultivation success by applying best manufacturing practices and LED lighting technology in its fully organic facility AUSTIN, Texas AND KALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 4, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, and Harbor Farmz, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based cannabis cultivator, announced today the companies’ successful implementation of Fluence’s LED lighting solutions in the grower’s cultivation fa...
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2021-05-04

Seoul Viosys Reports Historical High 2021 First Quarter Earnings

The 2021 first quarter revenues and operating profit grew 40% and 342% YoY respectively Seoul Viosys expects 21% to 31% YoY growth for the second quarter 2021, signaling sustaining growth to continue Violeds revenue grew 91% YoY in the first quarter and to lead UV LED market expansion as top global player Seoul Semiconductor, its parent company, achieved top 3 spot in the global LED market in 2020   ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global optoelectronic semiconduct...
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2021-05-04

Samsung Micro LED Video Wall Surprises at Refik Anadol Studio

With their 2021 MICRO LED line, Samsung is bringing users breathtaking visual experiences on an ultra-large TV for the very first time. In order to celebrate the next-generation display technology of MICRO LED, globally renowned media art and design studio Refik Anadol Studio has custom-designed a series of dynamic data sculptures, entitled Artificial Landscapes.   Mirroring the way Samsung seeks to bring transformation to its users’ daily lives through innovative technologies, the data sculptures that comprise the collaboration explore the connecti...
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2021-05-04

New Philips TrueForce LED highbay universal offers a quick and easy payback solution at Ipsen production site in Germany

Photo Credit: Signify Provides first universal HID replacement product in the market for easy switch to LED Results in fast and easy installation Offers energy savings of up to 65% Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has introduced its new Philips TrueForce LED highbay universal lamps that are easy to install, save energy with low initial investment and are particularly suitable for industrial use, in warehouses, and retail areas. As such, LEDs can have a meaningful contribution to the E...
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2021-05-04

LEDVANCE Launches New Street Lighting Lamp Family OSRAM NAV LED

The efficient LED alternative for street lighting leads to reduced running costs.   Street lighting with the new OSRAM NAV LED  Source: LEDVANCE LEDVANCE launches the new lamps family OSRAM NAV LED as a direct LED retrofit for traditional high-pressure sodium vapor lamps (NAV). They offer compelling benefits for areas of application such as streets, area lighting, pedestrian zones or parks. The new OSRAM NAV LED retrofit lamps increase efficiency on two different levels: consumption and maintenance. Not...
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2021-05-04

Apple Watch could gain glucose monitoring features by 2022

Photo Credit: apple insider   An SEC filing for UK startup Rockley Photonics has revealed a significant relationship with Apple, one that could result in the introduction of blood sugar monitoring functions to the Apple Watch as soon as 2022.   Rockley Photonics is a UK-based company that designs sensors for monitoring a person's blood using infrared light. The sensors are said to be capable of monitoring elements normally possible using medical or specialized equipment, including monitoring blood glucose and alcohol levels. &...
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2021-05-03

Reducing Blue Light With A New Type of LED That Won’t Keep You Up All Night

“Advancing Human-Centric LED Lighting Using Na2MgPO4F:Eu2+” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces To be more energy efficient, many people have replaced their incandescent lights with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. However, those currently on the market emit a lot of blue light, which has been linked to eye troubles and sleep disturbances. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a prototype LED that reduces — instead of masks — the blue component, while also making colors appe...
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2021-05-03

AMS Spectral UV Introduces New XP Quatro Series™ LED Curing Technology at virtual.drupa

New Quatro solution provides extreme power flexibility, dual output, and total reliability at industrial curing speeds RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN, USA – 20 April, 2021 – Baldwin Technology Company Inc. and its connected companies, AMS Spectral UV®, Baldwin Vision Systems and Ahlbrandt® will exhibit at the first ever virtual.drupa this week (20-23 April 2021), using the platform to launch its brand new LED curing solution, demonstrate its latest inspection system, and showcase a range of other cutting-edge technologies from its c...
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2021-04-29

CyberOptics Receives New Order Valued at $2.4 Million for Mini LED Inspection and Metrology

Minneapolis, MN—April 27, 2021 —CyberOptics Corporation® (Nasdaq: CYBE), a leading global developer and manufacturer of high precision 3D sensing technology solutions, today announced that it has received a new order valued at approximately $2.4 million for its SQ3000™ Multi-Function systems for mini LED inspection and metrology. The systems are expected to ship periodically through-out 2021, starting in the second quarter ending June 30.    About CyberOptics CyberOptics Corporation (www.cyberoptics.com) is a leading global dev...
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2021-04-29

Qatar Airways Introduces the Latest Version of Honeywell’s Ultraviolet Cabin Disinfection Technology On Board

The award-winning airline continues to ensure its passengers can expect the highest levels of safety and hygiene throughout their journey Photo Credit: Qatar DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways becomes the first global carrier to operate Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System version 2.0, further advancing its hygiene measures on board. The latest version of the Honeywell UV Cabin System that is owned and operated by Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), has been introduced to add flexibility, improve reliability, mobility and ease of use compared to its...
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2021-04-29

San’an and AUO May Benefit from the Planned Production Lines of Micro LED by Samsung

The World IT Show 2021 hosted on April 21st to 23rd saw the debut of advanced products by both Samsung and LG. Regarding high-end TVs, Samsung has showcased its Micro LED TV and NEO QLED Mini LED backlight TV, whereas LG has presented the first rollable OLED TV in the world. Micro LED: planning for additional production lines As indicated by the coverage of South Korean media, Han Jong-hee, President of Samsung Visual Display Businesses, commented during an interview that the production line for the 146-inch Micro LED is curre...
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2021-04-29

FPG-NKFG and Global Mall Co-Establish the Largest UV Air Sterilization Environment in Taiwan for a Better Shopping Experience

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in nearly 2.9 million deaths and over 130 million diagnosed cases as of now. Compared to various countries in the world, Taiwan has merely accumulated more than 1,000 diagnosed cases, and has become one of the few “utopias” in the world that is able to host sports competitions, concerts, large-scale events and banquets. Citizens in Taiwan are now visiting various hypermarkets, restaurants, and theaters more frequently owing to the relatively controlled status in the country, and the topic regarding a safe and comfortable dinin...
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2021-04-29

Macroblock LED Backlight Driver ICs Advance Portable Electronic Products

As users demand for better consumer electronic products, every brand company continually improves the technical aspects and appearances of its products. In the last two years, some global leaders already launched portable electronic products with mini-LED backlight. In light of this emerging trend, Macroblock, the mini-LED backlight driver IC leader, has also assisted our clients to speed up the adoption of MBI6322 and MBI6334 for compact, stylish and high picture quality portable electronic products. Nowadays consumers not only care about the display performance of port...
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2021-04-28

Velodyne Lidar Signs Multi-Year Sales Agreement with Gatik

Utilizing Velodyne Sensors, Gatik has Established North America’s First Autonomous Middle Mile Transportation Network Gatik uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to support short-haul logistics with precise, reliable navigation for real-time autonomous operations. (Photo Credit: Velodyne) SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 20, 2021) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced a multi-year sales agreement with Gatik, the industry leader in automating on-road transportation networks for B2B middle mile logistics. Gatik uses Ve...
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Nichia further demonstrates its commitment in UV-C LED technology with its release of the high output NC4U334BR. Tokushima, Japan — 6 October 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness bl... READ MORE

With up to 2000lm per LED, LUXEON 7070 delivers the power, efficacy and solution cost reductions luminaire manufacturers need   San Jose, CA – August 31, 2021 – More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the... READ MORE