2021-07-13

LG InnoTek sells 114 Korean LED patents to Chinese firm

Image: LG InnoTek LG InnoTek has completed selling its 114 patents in South Korea related to LED technologies to Chinese company Suzhou LEKIN Semiconductor, TheElec has learned. The transaction was completed on July 2, according South Korea patent portal Kipris run by the Korean Intellectual Property Office. LG InnoTek filed to change the owners of the patents in March, data showed. The deal follows that of LG InnoTek’s selling of its 1,968 patents in the US related to LED to the same Chinese company. In total, LG has han...
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2021-07-13

Signify Announces Price Increase

Due to pressures felt throughout the global supply chain, including raw materials, commodities and logistics, Signify will implement price increases for a select portion of our professional lighting products, effective August 9, 2021. The price increases will occur within our Genlyte Solutions collection of luminaire brands and our Lamps and LED Electronics portfolios, namely the Philips and Advance brands. LED Lamps will increase an average of 5% Conventional Lamps will increase an average of 3% LED Electronics will increase an average of 3% Lamp El...
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2021-07-12

Macroblock Plays An Active Role With Various Solutions In Mini-LED Backlight Market

(July 12, 2021) According to recent market dynamics, it can be predicted that FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) mini-LED will become a mainstream technology for LCD display backlight. While, Macroblock has aggressively deployed in this area two years ago, launching suitable solutions for different LCD display sizes, and working with our clients to bring better display performance to consumers. Below please find the description of backlight ICs and system structures for two kinds of the LCD display. One is small- to medium-size LCD displays and the other one is...
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2021-07-12

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Selects Five Early-Stage Sustainable Indoor Agriculture Companies

The program’s ninth cohort will receive non-dilutive funding for research and development at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global food demand is anticipated to grow by 60 percent within the next 30 years. To meet the demand sustainably, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laborat...
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2021-07-12

USI Introduces ViviOn™ CBC, A UVC-Transparent Polymer For Use In Portable UVC Sterilization Device

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, there is increased interest for disinfection and sterilization devices. Portable UV sterilization devices equipped with UVC LED are made to be light and small, offering sterilization on the go, making it a popular option for everyday use.   ▲    A stylus equipped with UVC LED for sterilization of pad device screens, made using ViviOn™. This is a product of the company, Adonit.   USI Corporation’s ViviOn™ is a medical grade polymer, with high UVC transmission and U...
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2021-07-09

Fluence Partners with BFG to Distribute Innovative LED Lighting Technology to U.S. Growers

AUSTIN, Texas (July 8, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today announced its partnership with BFG Supply (BFG), a leading technology-enabled distributor to the green industry.   Founded in 1972, BFG has a long history of serving professional growers, lawn and garden centers, landscapers and indoor growing stores. As an established industry leader, BFG provides the highest level of customer service, the broadest product range an...
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2021-07-09

Bizarre Sci-Fi Mask Blasts Purified Air Into Your Face All Day

Photo Source: Air-Ring   It looks like something straight out of dystopian sci-fi, but then here we are. Biotlab has presented a neck-mounted wearable that provides you with a range of magnetic face shields, and a personal supply of HEPA-filtered, UV-sterilized air.   The Air-Ring drapes around your neck, with the guts of the device at the back and battery arrays resting down your chest. It slips on and off easily, with twin adjustable arms rising up to frame your face.   Air is drawn into the unit at the back through a powered blower, which...
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2021-07-08

HGC Unveils Mini LED Backlight Series at DIC EXPO 2021

On June 30, HGC (Wuhan) Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “HGC”) unveiled its latest Mini LED backlights at DIC EXPO 2021 held in Shanghai, China. HGC also exhibited Mini LED backlighting display products of different specs and series, including two 27-inch Mini LED displays (featuring the COB BLU and POB BLU solutions, respectively), 12.3-inch and 27-inch Mini LED backlight sources, DCAM lamps, and LED chips, of which the applications span from smartphones, tablets, notebooks, displays, TVs, commercial monitors, to ...
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2021-07-08

How UV-C Is Helping Dutch Theaters To Reopen With Peace Of Mind

Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam and Theater De Ruchte in Someren are pioneering the use of Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires in theaters The UV-C technology provides an additional layer of protection against infection on top of existing governmental guidelines UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires in test setup inactivated 99.99% of SARS-COV-2 in the air of a room within 10 minutes1   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is helping theater goers in th...
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2021-07-08

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Introduces E Series dvLED

Ideal for corporate, education and House of Worship, the E Series delivers a fine pitch dvLED wall at a cost-conscious price point   Sharp NEC Display Solutions, a global leader in the projector and display market, June 30th announced the availability of its E Series to its dvLED portfolio. The E Series offers a wide array of available pixel pitches, from 1.2 mm to 1.8 mm, and is ideal for indoor installations in corporate, education and House of Worship environments for customers looking to upgrade current digital signage.   Photo Source:Sharp...
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2021-07-08

Seoul Semiconductor Records All-time High Second Quarter Revenue, Up by 25% YoY

ANSAN, South Korea (July 7, 2021) – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, announced today that it recorded all-time high consolidated revenue of KRW 335 billion in the second quarter, growing by 25% year-on-year. Overall sound growth continued again in the second quarter across all divisions including IT (Back Light Unit), LT (General Lighting), AM (Automotive). The AM division led the growth, increasing its revenue by nearly 50% year-on-year. Detailed earnings ...
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2021-07-07

Apple Is Seeking Suppliers to Fulfill Its Demand for Mini LED Displays

As reported by foreign media MacRumors on June 30, Apple Inc. is endeavoring to meet the Mini LED display demand for its recently unveiled 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the to-be-released MacBook Pro products, prompting the tech company to find new suppliers to relieve its burden. In addition to the existing Taiwanese supplier TSMT, the tech giant is seeking suppliers that are able to mount electronic components onto the Mini-LED display PCB of the said 12.9-inch iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. Image source: Apple Inc. Despite the fact that TSMT remains t...
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2021-07-07

NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps

High power with Low CCT, the 219F LED series is an ideal mercury-free lamp replacement   Tokushima, Japan – 6 July 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its 219F series of high-power LEDs, uniquely positioned as a true alternative to High Pressure Sodium lamps (hereinafter abbreviated as HPS). Global efforts to phase-out the use of HPS continue to be met with a resistance to using white LED replacements. Due to this lack of a viable and sustainable al...
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2021-07-07

Taiwan Applied Crystal: High Power LD/LED Illuminous Application—Heat Resistant Phosphor

Application of high-end white light illumination: Laser headlights and laser projectors have been a trend in the use of high-end illumination over the past decade. Initially, white light was created by using blu-ray LD and Ce: YAG fluorescent ceramics (headlights) or by casting LD on a phosphor painted color-wheel plate (projector). As the laser power rises, the heat generated by the conversion of electro-optical efficiency increases the temperature and deteriorates the quantum conversion efficiency of the fluorescent material, which is known as thermal quenching, resulting in...
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2021-07-06

North American Carmaker Picks Visteon’s MicroZone Tech As OLED Alternative

By Autocar Pro News Desk , 29 Jun 2021- Visteon Corporation today announced a new business win with a North America OEM for its microZone display technology. The award is for a multi-display system that will be featured in multiple premium and performance vehicles expected to launch in 2024. The new business comes just one year after the technology’s public debut at CES in 2020. "Our new microZone solution offers a richer overall viewing experience that cannot be matched today by other technologies," said Qais Sharif, Visteon global vice-presiden...
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2021-07-06

Seoul Viosys Records All-time High Second Quarter Revenue

ANSAN, South Korea (July 6, 2021) – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, announced today that it achieved a record high consolidated revenue of KRW 131.0 billion in the second quarter. The second quarter consolidated revenue increased by 27% year-on-year and by 7.5% quarter-on-quarter. Overall sound growth continued from the second generation technologies including WICOP, Violeds and general visible LED while WICOP leads revenue growth recording over 15% quarter-on-quarter. Seoul Viosys&rs...
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2021-07-05

Apple Reportedly Spending $200 Million to Improve Mini-LED Production for Upcoming 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple is taking a significant step to improve the production of mini-LED displays for its upcoming redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, by investing $200 million in purchasing new equipment for four brand new mini-LED assembly lines, according to a paywalled report from DigiTimes, seen by MacRumors.   According to the report, Apple will spend $200 million on procuring additional SMT or surface mounting-technology equipment to create four brand new assembly lines dedicated to mini-LED production for its upcoming MacBook Pros. ...
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2021-07-05

Signify Expands Smart City Offerings by Acquiring Telensa

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces today that it acquiredTelensa Holdings Ltd, a UK-based expert in wireless monitoring and control systems for smart cities. With Telensa, Signify adds a narrow-band and TALQ-compliant solution to its feature-rich, open and secured systems. This will enable Signify to service a broader group of customers, by making smart city infrastructure affordable to cities utilizing the unlicensed radio space. Telensa will continue to sell its systems under its own brand ...
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2021-07-05

Illinois American Water Installs Ultraviolet Disinfection at Granite City Water Treatment Plant; Investment of about $6 million Supports Safe Drinking Water

GRANITE CITY, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water recently invested approximately $6 million to construct Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection at the Granite City water treatment plant. The new treatment technology supports safe drinking water to residents and businesses. As part of the project, three new UV reactors were installed and are capable of treating up to 15 million gallons of water a day.   “There is nothing more important than the quality of the product we deliver to our customers’ taps. This is why we continuously wo...
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2021-07-05

3D-Micromac Launches A New MicroLED LIFT Mass Transfer Tool

3D-Micromac announced a new microLED mass transfer tool, called microCETI. The company says its new technology can be used to transfer over 130 million microLEDs per hour. <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NjYhaYqIp74" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe> MicroCETI is based on a laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) process that can support almost any microLED material and shape...
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2021-07-02

New TXP Series MicroLED Collaboration Displays

  Reutlingen (Germany), June 22, 2021 –   With its new TXP Series Huddle Walls, Leyard presents a new generation of large screens for applications in presentations, meetings, conferences and education. The all-in-one displays are available in screen sizes from 108 to 162 inches and in various resolution formats, with the high-end models featuring revolutionary MicroLED technology with pixel pitches of just 0.6 - 0.9 millimetres. All models offer a pre-installed Android system, which, in combination with the optional touch interface, creates an ...
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2021-07-02

Samsung’s 110” MICRO LED Picks up Award as the Best Display Product in Inavate’s 2021 Inavation Awards

The ground-breaking 110” MICRO LED picks up its second award following its success in the T3 awards earlier this month London, UK – June 24, 2021 – Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. has today announced that its 110” MICRO LED was awarded the Product of the Year in the 2021 Inavate Inavation Awards’ Display category.     Micro LED technology is the future of television, and Samsung is leading the way in making that future happen by delivering the experience in a traditional TV form, throug...
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2021-07-01

Mini LED and Other Production Lines to Be Established at Huaihua in Hunan, Totaling an Investment of RMB 2.5 Billion

As reported on 0745news.cn, on the morning of June 23, the 2021 Second Groundbreaking for Major Construction Projects and the Tunghsu Group Singing Ceremony was held at Huaihua, a city in Hunan Province, China. During the signing ceremony, the Huaihua government and Tunghsu Group signed an agreement on a two-phase project of establishing Hunan Optoelectronic New Material Industrial Park. Image source: 0745news.cn The industrial park project will be located at the Huaihua Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone with a total investment of RMB 2.5 billion (...
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2021-07-01

Longli Tech Makes an R&D Breakthrough of Mini LED Technology in VR Applications

On June 26, Shenzhen Longli Technology announced that the company’s Mini LED technology has made an R&D breakthrough in the VR field on its investor relations interactive platform. Currently, batches of VR products have been delivered. Reportedly, Longli Technology strived to further develop the existing display backlighting technology in 2020 by conducting several prospective studies, eventually achieving R&D breakthroughs involving the use of Mini LED backlights in vehicle- mount displays, tablets, notebooks (NBs), monitors, and TVs. Longli...
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2021-07-01

AOC Unveils Its Mini-LED-Backlit Monitor Featuring 576 Local Dimming Zones

AOC has recently unveiled its new monitor, the AG274QXM AOC, on its official website. Certified by VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000, the monitor features full-array direct-lit Mini LED backlights and 576 local diming zones, which makes blacks appear deeper and whites brighter, thereby presenting lifelike visual effects. Image source: AOC The AG274QXM AOC boasts color gamut of 100% sRGB, 99% Adobe RGB, 98% DCI-P3 and color accuracy of Delta-E <2. With a maximum refresh rate of 170Hz, the monitor offers excellent gaming and movie-watc...
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2021-07-01

LG QNED MiniLED TV Makes U.S. Debut; Sets New Standard For LCD Picture Quality

Features Exclusive Quantum Dot NanoCell Color Technology for Authentic Color Reproduction and Maximum Viewer Immersion ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA announced pricing and availability of its newest and most premium LCD TV lineup of QNED MiniLED TVs. Thanks to LG's state-of-the-art Quantum Dot NanoCell Color and MiniLED backlight technologies, the 2021 TVs deliver a stunning viewing experience with brilliantly bright colors and a higher contrast ratio for ...
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2021-06-30

Unilumin Became China's First DCI-certified LED Company

SHENZHEN, China, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently Unilumin's latest Cinema Screen passed the tests of the Research Institute of DMC, Keio University, a DCI authorized agency, and officially became a DCI-certified product. Unilumin has thus become China's first DCI-certified LED display enterprise and gained full access to the opportunities of the cinema LED display market.   What's the internationally accredited DCI certification?   DCI is an organization of Digital Cinema Sys...
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2021-06-30

New Planar CarbonLight VX Series Optimized for On-Camera Virtual Production

New Planar CarbonLight VX Series is optimized for on-camera performance, for virtual production and broadcast environments (Photo: Business Wire)   PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today introduced the Planar® CarbonLight™ VX Series, a line of LED display solutions optimized to meet the needs of the exploding virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) markets. Featuring a lightweight, patented carbon fiber construction, the Planar CarbonLight VX Serie...
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2021-06-30

Global 10% of Car and 20% of TV Display Use WICOP ‘Permanent Injunction against 13 Brands Infringing WICOP Patents’

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that the New Jersey District Court issued a consent judgment and permanent injunction for infringement of twelve Seoul Semiconductor patents against 13 automotive lighting brand LED products being sold through automotive parts’ distribution channels.   WICOP is a revolutionary patented technology that is compactly designed with easy lens attachment without wire bonding or packaging, thus delivering high...
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2021-06-30

“Sharp Eye” For Robots – ams OSRAM Expands Its 3D Sensing Portfolio

Belago1.1 Dot Projector combines VCSEL chip, optics and robust package. Component enables the creation of high-resolution maps of the environment to help robots avoid collisions with people or obstacles. Belago1.1 extends ams OSRAM’s comprehensive portfolio for all three 3D sensing methods.  Premstaetten, Austria (29th June, 2021) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, expands its 3D Sensing portfolio with the Belago1.1 Dot Projector. While it will take some time before autonomous vehicles become mainst...
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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

 - Osconiq E 2835 CRI 90 (QD) expands ams OSRAM's portfolio of lighting solutions that provide very high quality in a new mid-power LED. - In-house Quantum Dot technology ensures outstanding efficiency values of over 200 lm/W, even at... READ MORE