2022-09-01

High Five!Li Auto's Flagship SUV L9 In-vehicle Display features Macroblock's Backlight driver

In the summer of 2022, China's self-owned car brand "Li Auto" unveiled the flagship SUV-L9. Targeting the same market as BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS, Li L9 adopts “intelligence” as its design philosophy. Macroblock is honored to be a part of the Li L9 supply chain, creating an outstanding model of high-end in-vehicle displays together. Li Auto's Flagship SUV-L9 (Photo credit: Li Auto Website) Innovative intelligent cockpit - combining the head-up display (HUD) with the mini-LED interactive safe driving screen for t...
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2022-08-30

Samsung Display Setting a New Standard of Excellence for Gaming with its OLED and QD-OLED Displays at Gamescom 2022

Samsung Display to showcase 240Hz OLED displays for laptops, and QD-OLEDs for TVs and monitors, aiming to lead the next-generation of gaming devices with its state-of-the-art self-luminous displays.   The exhibition hall of Samsung Display at Gamescom 2022   SEOUL, Aug. 23, 2022 – Samsung Display will showcase its game-changing 240Hz OLED and QD-OLED display technologies at Gamescom 2022, one of the largest video-game trade events in the world, on August 24-28 in Cologne, Germany. The company will become the first i...
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2022-08-30

TRUMPF VCSELs to fly to space in quantum sensors

TRUMPF Photonic Components enters the QYRO project, funded by the Federal Government of Germany // Compact and robust VCSELs as light source for quantum sensors // TRUMPF develops VCSEL with ten times more laser power // The first satellite controlled by quantum technology is scheduled to be launched into space in 2027 Ulm, August 29, 2022 – TRUMPF Photonic Components, a global leader in VCSEL and photodiode solutions, develops a high-power, single-mode VCSEL to be implemented in an altitude gyroscope sensor suitable for use in spa...
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2022-08-29

Current Selects Vertex Innovative Solutions, Inc. for Its Partner in Upstate New York

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Current™ selects Vertex Innovative Solutions, Inc. as its new representative in upstate New York for its HLI, GLI and Forum Brands effective September 1st.   Vertex Innovative Solutions, Inc. has been serving customers in upstate New York since 1960. The company offers sales and support for Lighting and Controls products through five physical locations, Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Elmira.   “We are delighted to be partnering with Vertex,” said Chip...
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2022-08-29

Vuzix Announces Vuzix Blade 2™ Smart Glasses

New model runs Android 11 and offers added security features and improved connectivity ROCHESTER, NY, August 24, 2022 – Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today introduced Blade 2™ smart glasses,  its third generation Blade model. The Blade 2™ is an AR workforce solution based on the popular Blade form factor that delivers a host of advanced features and high performance sp...
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2022-08-29

Kura Technologies’ Artificial Intelligence Generated Optics Deliver the Highest Performance for the Future of the Metaverse

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kura Technologies, an award-winning developer of the best-in-class augmented reality (AR) smart glasses and platform, today announced that its fully custom and highly-anticipated development kit optics are up and running in the lab with production to start later this year. “An AR headset is nothing without its display and optics,” said Kura Founder, CEO and CTO Kelly Peng. “Kura's groundbreaking performance is made possible by our grounds-up architecture, including cust...
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2022-08-26

Nichia expands the Hortisolis™ LED portfolio, the most suitable LEDs for plant growth

Tokushima, Japan – 24 August 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce additions to the Hortisolis™ portfolio dedicated to plant growth, including new high output COB options (Part Number: NFDWJ130B-V5, NFCWJ108B-V5, NFCWL060B-V5, NFCWL036B-V5, NFCWS024B-V5) and also the high luminous flux density Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NCSWE17A-V1). By integrating only the light necessary for plant growth in one LED thr...
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2022-08-25

Rohinni and BOE Strengthen Their Partnership via Placement Solution Agreement

The agreement indicates BOE Pixey’s intent to purchase hundreds of the newly developed Rohinni Advanced MiniLED Placement Systems Liberty Lake, Washington–August 2, 2022–Rohinni, a leading developer of advanced component placement solutions, today announced its agreement with BOE Pixey, a joint venture between Rohinni and BOE, a global leader in the semiconductor display industry. The agreement outlines the intent to purchase hundreds of Rohinni’s new r-series placement machines to build miniLED display backlight engines and direct em...
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2022-08-23

Start Your Adventure in the Odyssey Ark’s Multi-Universe

The Odyssey Ark, a groundbreaking gaming screen, was released to make every gamer’s dream come true.   Along with 4K resolution and the 165Hz refresh rate, the world’s first 55-inch, 1000R curved gaming screen delivers a brand new gaming experience. The Odyssey Ark is equipped with innovative, high-performance gaming features, providing enhanced graphics and an upgraded gaming experience for gamers to enjoy while in the midst of intense gameplay.   Together with Odyssey Ark, gamers will dive into an uncharted multi-universe experience and discover t...
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2022-08-23

II-VI Incorporated Closes $100 Million Contract to Supply Tianyu with Silicon Carbide Substrates for Power Electronics

II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leader in wide-bandgap compound semiconductors, today announced that it closed an over $100 million contract to supply Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd., with 150 mm silicon carbide substrates to be delivered beginning this quarter and through the end of calendar year 2023. The electrification of the transportation infrastructure and industrial equipment is accelerating a market transition to power electronics based on silicon carbide (SiC), a third-generation or wide-bandgap semiconductor. SiC enables power el...
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2022-08-22

Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses Begin Use Case in Japan for Ambulance Emergency Medical Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2022  Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that its M400 smart glasses are currently being trialed in Japan for an emergency medical care plan with the objective of providing early treatment in an effort to improve patient outcomes and lifesaving rates for critically ill patients undergoing transport to the hospital. The collaborative ...
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2022-08-22

Lumentum Acquires IPG Photonics' Telecom Transmission Product Lines

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) ("Lumentum") today announced that it has acquired IPG Photonics' (NASDAQ: IPGP) telecom transmission product lines in an all-cash transaction.   "I am very excited to add such highly complementary and differentiated transceiver product lines and ASIC capabilities, which help to expand our addressable market and augment our technology capabilities," said Dr. Beck Mason, SVP and General Manager, Tel...
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2022-08-22

Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Permanent Injunctions and Order for Recall against Cell-Phone Products in Europe

ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has obtained a permanent injunction in patent litigation against Conrad Electronic (“Conrad”), a large European retailer, for infringement of an LED patent in Germany. In July 2022, the German District Court of Manheim issued a permanent injunction against certain cell phones and a recall of those products in the patent litigation against Conrad. The accused products ...
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2022-08-18

Innoviz tipped to take the lead in automotive lidar

Consultancy firm Strategy Analytics suggests that a major supply deal with Volkswagen affiliate CARIAD will see Innoviz become market leader. InnovizTwo lidar unit The Israeli company Innoviz Technologies has been tipped to become market leader in the emerging automotive lidar sector, after revealing that it has signed a major supply deal involving auto industry giant Volkswagen (VW).   Market analyst firm Strategy Analytics, which has just compiled its first ever market share estimates for the nascent industry, says that the deal with VW...
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2022-08-17

Green GaN microLED developer Kubos Semiconductors raises $600,000

UK-based Kubos Semiconductors raised $605,000 to launch its cubic-GaN LED technology into new markets, such as microLED displays.     Kubos says that its unique cubic-GaN technology can increase light output (and efficiency) of green LEDs. Kubos operates in a fabless model and says that its technology is fully compatible with standard LED development process on large wafers, offering lower cost volume production. Kubos is also looking to use the technology to produce red GaN LEDs.   This is the company's second fi...
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2022-08-17

Curved Displays Pioneer Immersive Visual Experiences, Inspiring Glasses-Free Metaverse Applications

The Metaverse and its applications have continued to be in the spotlight among the tech industry worldwide, where tech giants are racing to invest in software–hardware development and explore more possibilities. Currently, virtual and real-world integration has been the major approach to creating the metaverse world, where users can—through different human–machine interfaces—connect the reality to a virtual world to explore various applications. AR and VR wearables have been crucial equipment for their metaverse plans among most companies, but the existing t...
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2022-08-16

MicroLED Devices with Integrated Micro-lenses

MICLEDI Introduces New Family of MicroLED Devices with Integrated Micro-lenses LEUVEN, Belgium, Aug. 9, 2022 – MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading developer of microLED displays for Augmented Reality (AR) glasses, announced today the industry’s first microLED devices with integrated micro-lenses for pixel level beam shaping, manufactured in the company’s proprietary 300mm manufacturing flow. The new family of microLED devices enables multiple benefits for waveguide-based AR glasses, including: Improved power efficien...
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2022-08-16

Fluence and REMY LED Lighting Collaboration Flourishes at Leading Israeli Cannabis Farms

Israel's cannabis market is booming, setting itself at the forefront of agricultural innovation With Fluence’s SPYDR Series, Trichome leverages a high intensity, broad-spectrum strategy that delivers precise and uniform light to the plant canopy.(Photo: Business Wire) August 11, 2022 05:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time AUSTIN, Texas & ROTTERDAM, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluence Bioengineering, Inc. (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food prod...
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2022-08-12

LED Drive IC Pacesetter Xm-Plus Poised to Distinguish itself in the Global Market

As next-generation display technologies, Mini/Micro LED and fine pitch displays have been in the limelight for many years. Compared with traditional LED display, the most striking feature of next-generation display lies in its unparalleled visual effect, including high resolution, high contrast ratio, high brightness and wide color gamut, marking a revolution of display technology and an improvement of consumer demand. The Design Complexity of Drive IC up a Notch As scientific technology and life quality improve, new things such as smart wearable device, telecommuting...
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2022-08-11

NuEyes Technologies and Samsung to Deliver Innovative Healthcare Solutions Using the PRO Series Line of Smart Glasses

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NuEyes, a pioneer in the field of augmented reality smart glass technology is happy to announce that it has partnered with Samsung Electronics America to deliver healthcare solutions using Samsung-connected devices with smart glasses from NuEyes. NuEyes Technologies PRO Series Augmented Reality smartglasses are lightweight glasses with a binocular display that quickly and easily connects to Samsung5G mobile phones or tablets. With a large field of view, HD display, and weighing und...
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2022-08-11

Despite a Turbulent Market Environment, Continental Is Optimistic for the Second Half of the Year

Consolidated sales of €9.4 billion (Q2 2021: €8.4 billion, +13.0 percent) Adjusted EBIT of €411 million (Q2 2021: €512 million, -19.8 percent) Adjusted EBIT margin of 4.4 percent (Q2 2021: 6.2 percent) Operating result of -€165 million (Q2 2021: €473 million, -134.8 percent) Net income of -€251 million (Q2 2021: €545 million for continuing and discontinued operations) Adjusted free cash flow of -€687 million(Q2 2021: &eur...
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2022-08-09

Lumentum Announces Completion of NeoPhotonics Acquisition

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) ("Lumentum"), today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of NeoPhotonics Corporation ("NeoPhotonics").   "I am excited to unite NeoPhotonics' differentiated products and technology and talented team with those of Lumentum," said Alan Lowe, Lumentum President and CEO. "This acquisition better positions us for attractive growth opportunities created by the digital tra...
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2022-08-08

ams OSRAM Held Virtual Forum “Light Connects, Sensing Everything” to Take the Lead in Optical Sensing Industry

On July 27, ams OSRAM held an online forum titled “Light Connects, Sensing Everything” focusing on optical technologies. Featuring four themes, namely Mobile and Wearables, Automotive and Mobility, Industry and Medical, Illumination and Intelligence, the forum demonstrated abundant light-emitting and lighting-sensing products and technologies of ams OSRAM as a global leader in optical solutions. During the forum, 13 experts introduced ams OSRAM’s optical and sensing products in applications such as AR/VR, smart cabin, smart industry, ...
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2022-08-05

Signify’s new A-class LED tube: an innovative solution for rising energy prices

  Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has expanded its Ultra Efficient product lineup with its most energy-efficient LED tube to date. Thanks to its high efficacy, the Philips MASTER LEDtube UE can help customers tackle the global energy crisis, mounting pressure to lower carbon footprints, and stricter EU regulation.   Signify last year broke new ground with the launch of the Philips LED A-class bulb, which consumes 60% less energy than a standard Phil...
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2022-08-05

Seoul Viosys to Prove Powerful Short-Time Repellent Technology against Recent Outbreak of Love Bugs

ANSAN, South KoreaSeoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a company specializing in optical semiconductors, announced that Violeds, a short-wavelength optical semiconductor technology, has an excellent effect in capturing the love bugs in a short time and powerfully eradicating them, which was proven in Seoul Viosys' capturing experiment. Love bugs have appeared on a large scale recently in Korea and are causing pain to people.   Violeds technology is an insect repellent technology that attracts mosquitoes and fruit flies using Ultra Violet (UV) LEDs. Seoul V...
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2022-08-04

ams OSRAM delivers solid results in demanding supply chain and more volatile market environment with second quarter revenues and operating profitability (adj.) fully in line with expectations

Ad hoc Announcement pursuant to Art. 53 Listing Rules of SIX Swiss Exchange   Second quarter revenues of EUR 1.18 billion and adjusted EBIT margin of 8.8% fully match with expectation range Nearing completion of portfolio re-alignment with disposals of Digital Systems Europe/Asia and architectural lighting business announced and closing of disposal of automotive lighting systems business, on track to complete remaining planned disposal Robust customer engagement for future capabilities from 8” advanced LED and microLED manufacturing inve...
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2022-08-04

Kopin Reports Strong Results for Second Quarter 2022

Q2 2022 Total Revenues of $11.9 Million – a 20% Increase over Q2 last year Product Revenues Increase 30% Year over Year Driven by 87% Year Over Year increase in Defense Product Revenues Good progress on Micro OLED and LED Display Development Programs August 02, 2022 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution micro-displays and sub-systems for defense, enterprise and consumer augmented reality, virtual ...
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2022-08-04

Avicena Raises $25 Million in Series A to Fund Development of High Capacity microLED-based Optical Interconnects

Samsung Catalyst Fund, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., and Clear Ventures as well as strategic investor Micron Ventures participate in Series A to fast-track Avicena’s revolutionary interconnect technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AvicenaTech Corp., the leader in microLED-based chip-to-chip interconnects, today announced that the company has secured $25M in Series A funding from Samsung Catalyst Fund, Cerberus Capital Management, Clear Ventures, and Micron Ventures to drive the development of products bas...
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2022-08-04

Quanergy’s M-Series LiDAR Sensors Help Busy Chinese Port Reduce Accidents and False Alarms

LiDAR Solution Reduced False Alarms by Over 85%     SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Aug. 2, 2022 – Quanergy Systems, Inc., (NYSE:QNGY) a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions, announced today that Nanjing Port (Group) Co., Ltd., has successfully deployed Quanergy’s M-Series LiDAR sensors. Quanergy’s partner, Nanjing Jiuao Technology Co., Ltd., developed the solution and managed the installation and integration.   Nanjing Port needed an effective detection an...
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2022-08-02

Kubota Glass™ Technology

Wearable Device for Myopia Control   Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive vision disorder which causes blurred sight at a distance. It occurs when the length of the eye (known as axial length) is too great; myopia progresses as axial length increases with age, until the early 20s. Myopia currently affects 2.56 billion people worldwide and is projected to affect 3.4 billion people by 2030, if current trends remain unchanged(*1). Myopia increases the risk of developing sight-threatening diseases such as myopic maculopathy, retinal detachment, and glaucoma - making a mea...
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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