2023-10-26

New addition to the LED retrofit lamps: ams OSRAM launches the OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER® H1-LED

ams OSRAM launches its first street-approved¹ LED retrofit lamp for H1 sockets. The OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER® H1-LED enables low-beam and highbeam headlights to be upgraded to state-of-the-art LED technology. This launch means that 19 more models from various manufacturers can benefit from the OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER® family. Premstätten, Austria and Munich, Germany (25 October 2023) – ams OSRAM, the market leader in automotive lighting, is expanding its renowned series of LED retrofit l...
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2023-10-25

Airport Finishes LED Lighting Project

New LED lights provide better illumination and will cut costs in half for airport. Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. Image from the airport. The lights at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport have been shining a little brighter lately. That’s because the airport recently finished replacing a significant amount of lighting at the facility with new LED bulbs. What’s more, airport officials expect this lighting switch will save money. The airport expects to save approximately 50% on energy costs for lighting, thanks to the new bulbs. This ...
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2023-10-25

I tested Sony’s X90L, and this 4K LED TV matches its mini-LED competition in 3 surprising ways

Sony's mid-range LED TV punches above its class (Image credit: Future/TechRadar) Sony’s X90L is the company’s mid-range LED-backlit TV for 2023, succeeding last year’s Sony X90K. In the Sony TV lineup, it slots in between the X77L and the X93L, a series with a mini-LED backlight. Two distinguishing X90L features are a full-array LED backlight with local dimming, something the cheaper X77L series lacks, and a 98-inch size option, which is the largest screen currently offered by Sony. While most LED models on our best ...
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2023-10-25

Continental uses micro-LED tech for dynamic near-field projections to enhance safety

A large number of people are injured by cars turning and backing up; dynamic near-field projections with new micro-LED technology helps ensure greater safety near and around vehicles. Dynamic near-field projections at the rear of the vehicle improve safety for vulnerable road users Another application: Personalised welcome messages for greater convenience,   Continental has developed a new system for generating dynamic projections near a vehicle. A compact, powerful projection module based on micro-LEDs provides for increased safety in the immediate vicinity of a...
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2023-10-25

Fluence LEDs Help Organic Grower Flora & Flame Realize Better Yields, Higher-Quality Cannabis

An operation with sustainability at its core, Flora & Flame chose Fluence fixtures for their energy efficiency and the consistent bud quality they help create AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 19, 2023)—Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today the results of its partnership with Oakland, California-based cannabis cultivator Flora & Flame, which has increased yields by 50%, improved bud quality and reduced cycle times with Fluence’s LED fixtures. Flora & ...
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2023-10-24

Samsung Display eyes OLED production without the use of FMM

FMM use reaching limit in increasing OLED panel size Image: Samsung Display There was increasing interest within Samsung Display in technologies that can be applied to manufacture OLED panels without the use of fine metal masks (FMM), TheElec has learned. This interest was sparked after the Society of Information Display conference held in May this year where new production technologies of OLED panels were showcased, sources said. FMM are commodities used to deposit the red, green, and blue OLED subpixels closely together during OLED pane...
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2023-10-24

Xiaomi TV S Pro Mini LED 85-inch model launching on October 26

Xiaomi recently unveiled the 65-inch and 75-inch versions of the TV S Pro in China. Now, the brand has officially announced that they will be launching an 85-inch version of the television at the October 26 launch event. For those unaware, October 26 marks the date Xiaomi plans to unveil the Xiaomi 14 series smartphones in China. The standout feature of this TV will be its Mini LED screen. For those unaware, Mini-LED TV panels are a newer type of LCD TV panel that uses smaller LEDs for backlighting. This results in better image quality, with deeper bl...
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2023-10-24

Hisense Launches Cutting-Edge Mini-LED ULED TVs, Ushering in a New Era of Visual Excellence

JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Hisense, a pioneer in the world of technology, has unveiled its latest innovation, the Hisense U7K and U8K Mini-LED ULED TVs, taking visual entertainment to an unprecedented level. These new offerings are a testament to Hisense's commitment to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in home entertainment. The Hisense U8K: A Quantum Leap in Visual Brilliance Leading the charge is the Hisense U8K, boasting a Mini-LED Pro design. Its full array local dimming, coupled with Quantum D...
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2023-10-20

TCL’s New Wearable Display Is Like A Cinema On Your Face

Source: Cnet.com Imagine being able to watch your favorite movie or TV show on a gigantic screen, all without needing a physical television set. Well, TCL has made this a reality with their groundbreaking new wearable display. This innovative device allows you to experience a cinematic viewing experience right on your face. With TCL’s new wearable display, you can indulge in immersive entertainment wherever you go. The device delivers an impressive virtual screen size, providing a viewing experience akin to sitting in a theater. Whether you’re on a long fli...
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2023-10-20

Gaming Immersion Enhanced with ASUS OLED Displays

ASUS is revolutionizing the world of gaming displays with its range of OLED panels, offering high-quality visuals and immersive experiences. The OLED technology provides near-instantaneous response times, eliminating ghosting and delivering crisp blacks and vibrant colors for HDR. One of the standout displays is the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, which is perfect for competitive gamers. It boasts a blisteringly fast 240 Hz refresh rate, 1440p resolution, full G-SYNC compatibility, true 10-bit color, 99% DCI-P3 color accuracy, and a peak brightness of...
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2023-10-20

Samsung’s 98-inch 8K mini-LED TV is big, bright, and expensive

The largest 8K TV from Samsung is a sight to behold, and so is its price tag. Image: Ben Patterson/Foundry Want a nearly 100-inch picture in your living room without installing a projector and lowering the drapes? Then Samsung has the TV for you: one with a massive yet svelte 98-inch display that mounts on a wall and churns out bright, detailed 8K images. All you need is 40 grand to spare. Samsung invited me to its showroom in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to check out the Neo QLED 8K QN990C, the latest—and largest—in Samsung’...
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2023-10-20

New ams OSRAM OSTAR® LEDs bring vivid colors, sharper contrast and increased brightness to mini projectors with 0.33“ DLP

OSTAR® Projection Power LE xx P1MS/AS LEDs produce up to 880 lm on projector level in four-channel configuration Compact, thermally efficient package and isolated chip technology result in very high current density and high brightness OSTAR® Projection Power family helps projector manufacturers achieve superior optical performance in space-saving product designs Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (October 19, 2023) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in intelligent sensors and emitters, today adds four new LEDs t...
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2023-10-19

TrendForce 2024: Riding the Wave of Revolutionary Tech Trends

CSPs increase AI investment, driving a 38% growth in AI server shipments by 2024 Major CSPs such as Microsoft, Google, and AWS are ramping up their investments in AI in light of the growing popularity of ChatBOTs, generative AI, and other applications, boosting demand for AI servers. TrendForce estimates that shipments of AI servers (including those equipped with GPUs, FPGAs, and ASICs) will exceed 1.2 million units in 2023—a YoY increase of 37.7%—making up nearly 9% of total server shipments. This number is expected to grow 38% in 202...
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2023-10-19

The Smallest Details on the Largest Screen: How Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K Presents Stunning Visuals

A bigger TV screen is generally speaking a good thing. Over time, larger TVs have not only become more accessible but increasingly popular among consumers. They enable viewers to fully immerse themselves in the content they’re watching, as advancements in film technology now allow our favorite stories to come to life on the screen in more realistic ways. However, simply having a larger screen does not always result in a hyper-realistic viewing experience. As we enter the era of ultra-large TVs, Samsung Electronics has been upgrading its screen technology to provide the ...
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2023-10-18

35North Studios Builds Versatile, CuttingEdge Virtual Production Stage with Planar LED Display Technology

Founded in 2020, 35North Studios is a state-of-the-art production studio. Their full-service approach helps filmmakers and businesses plan, shoot, edit, score, and finalize projects, all from one well-equipped and sophisticated location. Situated in Clear Lake, Iowa, the studio offers creators a peaceful space to focus on the craft and enjoy the process – a true creative refuge. At its 12-acre campus, 35North Studios operates out of a 225,000-square-footfacility that includes soundstages and editing suites, in addition to a recording studio, equip...
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2023-10-17

Acer Predator X32FP review: Top of the food chain

Versatile and dangerously powerful, the Acer Predator X32FP is very nearly an unmatched 4K gaming monitor Acer’s new X32 is a monitor that aspires to be all things to all users: a perfect display for HDR content, gaming, colour-critical work and general home/office use. It’s an IPS monitor with a mini-LED zonal backlight: the idea is that with full-array local dimming, or FALD, the X32 can offer OLED quality with IPS durability and versatility. To add context: before the partnership of IPS and mini-LED, if you wanted great HDR p...
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2023-10-17

Samsung hints at Micro LED displays for future Galaxy Watches

After pioneering OLED screens in laptops, smartphones, tablets, TVs, and wearables, Samsung is now working on the next big groundbreaking display technology: Micro LED. The South Korean firm has already released Micro LED TVs to bring the best of both OLEDs and LCDs. However, the company is looking to bring Micro LED to smartwatches. In a press release published earlier today by Samsung Korea, the company said that Samsung Electronics is considering using Micro LED panels for smartwatches and signage displays in the future. A rumor claims that S...
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2023-10-16

Grodan and Fluence LED Develop New Concept for Year-Round Strawberry Cultivation

GRODAN AND FLUENCE LED DEVELOP NEW CONCEPT FOR YEAR-ROUND STRAWBERRY CULTIVATION Grodan and Fluence join forces to develop new concept for year-round, high-tech strawberry cultivation with a demonstration trial at Wageningen University & Research in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, 4 October 2023— Grodan and Fluence, two leading horticultural solution providers, have partnered for an innovative trial aimed at revolutionizing year-round high-tech strawberry cultivation usi...
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2023-10-16

Samsung Amplifies Vatican City Experience With Outdoor Audio and Video Solutions

Samsung outdoor LED signage and Harman Kardon audio solutions dazzle St. Peter’s Square visitors with stunning audio and visual quality Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the installation of four outdoor LED displays — XHB series, two measuring 7.935m x 4.83m and two measuring 5.865m x 3.105m — for the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square. Featuring Harman Kardon embedded audio, the displays are situated throughout strategic points of the square to create a completely immersive experience that makes it easy for visitors to see and hear ...
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2023-10-16

GE Licensing, Current Lighting, Savant and Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Enter into Patent License Agreement

SEOUL, South Korea--GE Licensing (“GEL”), Current Lighting Solutions, LLC (“Current”), Savant Systems Inc. and Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“SSC”) today announced that they have entered into a patent license whereby SSC acquired a license to a PFS (also known as KSF) patent portfolio for all application fields widely licensed by the LED industry. Thanks to this collaborative agreement, Seoul Semiconductor has emerged as the unique beneficiary of GEL's PFS patent portfolio for all applications, suc...
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2023-10-16

Jufei Optoelectronics acquires the patent family of S/CASN phosphor from Panasonic Corporation of Japan

Recently, Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics Co., Ltd (hereinafter to be referred as Jufei) has completed acquirement of a patent family on S/CASN phosphors from Panasonic of Japan. The patent family includes 37 patents from various countries and the patent rights are valid in many countries and regions around the world such as the United States, Europe, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, China.  CASN phosphor is a kind of nitride red phosphor with molecular formula CaAlSiN3. It is also called 1113 phosphor as its chemical formula atomic coefficien...
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2023-10-13

Chinese lidar maker gets US patent infringement claim terminated

Chinese lidar maker Hesai had a patent infringement claim against it by U.S. lidar maker Ouster terminated, but the case will go on in federal court. (Image: Hesai Group) The International Trade Commission has terminated a patent infringement suit by an American lidar maker against a Chinese competitor. But the case will continue in federal court. San Francisco-based Ouster Inc. sued Shanghai-based Hesai Group in April, seeking to bar Hesai from importing certain autonomous vehicle technology to the U.S. The ITC did not address the merits of Ouster&rsquo...
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2023-10-13

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i (14.5-Inch)

The 14.5-inch Lenovo Slim Pro 9i combines an impressive mini LED display with ample performance for content creators on the go. US Street Price $1869.99 Lenovo's 14.5-inch Slim Pro 9i ($1,869.99 as tested) is a prosumer laptop with a seriously bright mini LED display. Under the hood, an Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU with special software promise maximum compatibility with demanding creative applications. We also like Lenovo's handsome aluminum design and Dolby Atmos-tuned speakers. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio...
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2023-10-13

Mojo Vision Closes Successful New Series A Funding Round with $43.5M to Drive Micro-LED Development and Commercialization

SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mojo Vision, the high-performance micro-LED company, today announced a final close of its $43.5 million new Series A investment round to advance its micro-LED display technology across applications and bring it to commercialization. The funding round is led by long-time investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Khosla Ventures, and new investor Vanedge Capital, with participation from Shanda Grab Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Advantech Capital, Liberty Global Ventures, Drew Perkins, Fusion Fund...
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2023-10-12

Swedish car manufacturer relies on uniquely designed LED headlights from ZKW

Pixel LED light in the headlamp design winks between daytime running lights and high beams WIESELBURG, Austria, Oct. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wieselburg-based automotive lighting specialist equips the brand new Volvo EX90 electric SUV with high-quality LED headlights in unique design. The basis are digital HD light modules with over 1.3 million pixel resolution, which create a precisely controllable light image on the road. The high-tech light adapts dynamically to the traffic and precisely blends out other road users. The system thus contributes to h...
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2023-10-12

TCL Malaysia showcases new Mini LED and QLED TV lineups

Aside from launching the TCL 40 NXTPAPER smartphones, TCL Malaysia has also launched its newest collection of Smart TVs today. Their lineup features innovative models like the TCL C845 Mini LED TV and the TCL C645 4K QLED TV, engineered for diverse consumer tastes and requirements. These state-of-the-art televisions combine outstanding audio-visual performance with smart features, making them an ideal choice for contemporary homes. In 2022, TCL reported impressive global sales of 23.78 million TV sets, capturing approximately 11.7% of ...
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2023-10-12

France doubles down on microLED pioneer with €120 million

MicroLED pioneer Aledia (Grenoble, France) has appointed Pierre Laboisse as CEO and raised €120 million in funds from existing backers, according to state-owned investor Bpifrance. Laboisse was previously an executive vice president at AMS-Osram and replaces Giorgio Anania, who remains on the company’s board of directors. Aledia SA (Grenoble, France) was spun off from French research institute CEA-Leti in 2011 to develop 3D microLED technology based on gallium nitride nanowires fabricated on large-area silicon wafers. The Aledia technology...
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2023-10-12

LG enhances its ‘All-in-one’ lineup with new micro led display for productivity

Modern conference room interior with furniture, panoramic city view and sunlight. Presentation concept. 3D Rendering Getty Images/iStockphoto New LG MAGNIT All-in-One Features Sleek Design with a Premium Micro LED Screen, Built-in Speaker and Embedded Controller Dubai, United Arab Emirates: — LG Electronics (LG) announces the launch of its new Micro LED signage solution, the LG MAGNIT All-in-One (model LAAA). Ideal for corporate meeting rooms, the impressive 136-inch model combines a premium screen featuring LG’s...
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2023-10-12

A bright outlook for the next road trip: OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER® H4-LED now also available for motorcycles

In mid-October, ams OSRAM will launch its first LED retrofit lamps for motorcycles They will be the company’s first street-approved LED retrofit lamps for motorcycles The NIGHT BREAKER® LED series is renowned for its outstanding brightness and reduced glare Premstätten, Österreich and Munich, Germany (11 October 2023) – ams OSRAM, the market leader in automotive lighting, is launching its first street-approved [1] LED retrofit lamps for motorcycles. Motorcyclists can now upgrade their old halogen lamps lega...
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2023-10-11

Micro-LEDs: The Luminous Future of Immersive Displays

HONG KONG- Following Apple's recent launch of mixed reality (MR) glasses, the importance of microdisplay technology has come to the forefront. Microdisplays are a critical and costly component of visual systems for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality applications. "Apple's venture into mixed reality, albeit remarkable, is tethered to MicroOLED displays. These come with their baggage—like soaring costs, compromised brightness, and longevity concerns," shared Dr. Eddy Hsu, the co-founder of the influential Rayleigh Vision with over 20-year ...
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New XLamp® S Line LEDs enhance growth, last longer, lower energy costs Horticulture and other forms of agricultural lighting require application-tuned ratios of spectral content, high efficacy and long lifetimes. Whether you are interested... READ MORE

Introducing the world’s first LCoS light engine with adaptive LED illumination. Spotlight™ display technology delivers up to 90% illumination power savings and 10x local contrast compared to conventional LCoS. SAN MATEO, Calif., Ja... READ MORE