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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2022-06-23

ams OSRAM to Show Sensing in a New Light at this Year’s Sensors Converge Exhibition

ams OSRAM will launch new innovations at Sensors Converge 2022 at the McEnery Convention Center and the San Jose Marriott Hotel in San Jose, Calif., June 28-29 On display will be the new TMF882X multi-zone direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) distance sensors that combine emitter, detector and optics into one tiny modular package for industrial and smartphone applications In addition, a demonstration of the recently launched AS7343 multi-spectral sensor, which in combination with an appropriate LED, detects fires earlier and differentiates different types...
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2022-06-23

INFiLED Wows Crowds at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas

INFiLED, an international high-tech enterprise specializing in LED display manufacturing, recently wowed crowds with its amazing booth at InfoComm 2022 held recently in Las Vegas from June 8-10, 2022. InfoComm is a global Pro AV event and a high-quality trade and communication platform in the audio-visual industry that brings together a multitude of exhibitors from around the world, exhibiting products in various domains such as audio, conferencing, video, and streaming, among others, all providing comprehensive AV solutions. Leveraging the large-scale expertis...
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2022-06-23

SiliconCore First to Market with Highest Resolution Modular LED Floor

Industry LED technology leaders and innovators of CommonCathode Technology ™, SiliconCore Technology Inc., launched the world’s first durable 1.2mm ultra-fine pixel pitch LED floor display at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. The SiliconCore High Resolution Modular LED Floor with next generation LISA technology, is a breakthrough for the dvLED display industry, and the only durable 1.2mm floor available for fixed installation, requiring no separate overlay. Viewers could walk directly on the 4' x 7.4' LED floor display which features...
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2022-06-22

Valeo once again ranked as the world’s leading French patent applicant

Valeo has been ranked the world’s leading French patent applicant, with 1,777 patents issued in one year*, including 46% in France, according to the rankings published by the France's intellectual property institute (INPI), which lists the first applications granted by the world's main patent offices. Valeo has also come third in the 2021 ranking of patent applicants in France, with a total of 721 patents. Its innovations are now protected by a portfolio of almost 35,000 patents worldwide. Christophe Périllat, Valeo’s Chief Executive Officer, co...
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2022-06-22

Xerox's PARC developed a thermally-induced microLED transfer process

Researchers from Xerox PARC have developed a new micro-transfer printing technique that can be used to mass-transfer microLED devices. This technology offers high performance, simple and robust structure, and high process scalability and flexibility. <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9-p4UoaP9i4" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe> The new technology uses thermally induced adhesion modulation of sh...
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2022-06-22

Current™ Launches New Brand Identity to Capture the Expanded Company’s Customer-Centric Focus

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Current™ (formerly GE Current, a Daintree company) has unveiled a new brand identity following the historic acquisition of Hubbell’s Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Lighting business. The enterprise brand—to be formally introduced at LightFair 2022—unites the companies under a single identity with one purpose: To deliver the innovation customers require, with solutions that create inspiring, efficient and safe environments. “We are a partner that knows how t...
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2022-06-21

Apple Supplier Establishes FMM Production Line for High-Resolution Micro OLED Displays

On June 16, the South Korean media reported that the country’s semiconductor equipment manufacturer APS Holdings is creating a production line of fine metal masks (FMM) for ultra-high definition displays. The resultant products will be installed in the Micro OLED displays of AR and VR headsets. FMM is a major consumable in the OLED deposition process; it is mainly used for deposition of RGB organic materials and pixel structure fabrication during OLED manufacturing. Credit: APS Holdings APS Holdings’ subsidiary APS Material...
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2022-06-20

Sony and Honda Sign Joint Venture Agreement to Establish New Company, "Sony Honda Mobility Inc.", to Engage in Mobility Business

June 16, 2022, Tokyo, Japan - Sony Group Corporation ("Sony") and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ("Honda") announced today that they have signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new company to engage in the sale of high-value-added electric vehicles (EVs) and provide services for mobility. Today's announcement is the furtherance and result of discussion of a strategic alliance in the mobility field between the parties as announced in the joint press release entitled "Sony and Honda Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Strategic Alliance in M...
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2022-06-20

Applied Materials Broadens its Technology Portfolio for Specialty Chips with Acquisition of Picosun

  Picosun’s atomic layer deposition technology expands the capabilities of Applied’s ICAPS group, addressing the growing need for innovation in semiconductors that serve the IoT, Communications, Automotive, Power and Sensor markets SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. today announced it has acquired Picosun Oy, a privately held semiconductor equipment company based in Espoo, Finland. Picosun is an innovator in atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology, primarily for specialt...
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2022-06-20

III-V Epi has completed the SHARK-VECSEL project for the University of Strathclyde, consolidating its critical position in the quantum supply chain

III-V Epi has completed the Innovate UK-funded, SHARK-VECSELs project with the University of Strathclyde. The project has successfully developed high power, narrow linewidth, visible lasers for next-generation, strontium-atom-based, quantum atomic clocks. Dr. Jennifer Hastie, Director of the Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University, said, “The SHARK-VECSELs project represents a significant developmental step in the commercialisation of atomic-clock-based, precision positioning and timing devices. III-V Epi used its MOCVD...
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2022-06-20

BluGlass ships first prototype products

  First laser diode product prototypes shipped to initial customer as part of product development process to gain valuable customer feedback Fully packaged 405nm and 420nm multi-mode products to be evaluated within new customer designs and applications Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) has shipped its first fully packaged laser diode prototypes to its initial customer. BluGlass’ 405nm and 420nm alpha products will be integrated and tested by the customer within their new product design and development cycles. An alpha ...
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According to the report “TrendForce 2023 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook and Price Cost Analysis,” the LED outdoor display market is likely to be valued at USD 1.783 billion in 2022. Application scenarios can be divided into f... READ MORE

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