2021-05-14

The Advantages of CEA in Strawberry Production

By Karla García   Strawberries (Fragaria × ananassaDuch.) are an important crop grown in the U.S. with a market value of more than $2.2 billion dollars, producing 1.12 million tons of strawberries in 2019. Most production of strawberries in the U.S. is done in open fields. In the U.S., year-round production is achieved by shifting production between regions across California and Florida. Recently U.S. growers are confronting challenges in open field production. In California, where more than 90% of the total strawberry production is done, annual a...
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2021-05-13

How Samsung’s Neo QLED is Bringing About Next-Level Watching Experiences

The user’s enjoyment of their viewing experience is one of the key drivers in the advancement of display technologies. While many developers work simply for the ‘ideal’ picture quality, Samsung’s Neo QLED TV developers have also put in the utmost efforts to develop optimized displays for users that go above and beyond ideas of what a display can be.   In order to understand more about how those innovative features of the Neo QLED transcend technological hurdles to meet user’s growing demands for next-level quality displays, Samsung Glo...
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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

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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2021-05-05

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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2021-04-29

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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2021-04-20

Innolux first class MiniLED backlight gaming display amazes the world

April. 19, 2021, Miaoli-The stay-at-home economy and touchless life in post-pandemic era further push the demand of electronic products. Innolux is premiering a series of world class MiniLED backlight gaming displays for smart entertainment opportunities. Professional preferred ultra-high VRR MiniLED backlight gaming display Newzoo, a Dutch gaming survey company, estimates that the market value of gaming will hit USD 1.79 billion in 2022 in a global gaming market report. Gaming is the upcoming star. Innolux premieres a series of first class MiniLED gaming displ...
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2021-04-19

With Hyundai apparently out of the picture, Apple may be leaning on the expertise of LG Electronics and Magna

The much-rumoured Apple car may be produced by LG Magna e-Powertrain. The two companies are said to be close to finalising an agreement to build Apple's first car, according to a new report from newspaper The Korea Times. Announced in December 2020, LG Magna e-Powertrain is the joint venture between Korean tech giant LG Electronics and the large Canadian automotive company Magna. Despite being only months old, the company is estimated to be valued at US$1 billion (AU$1.3B). "LG Magna e-Powertrain is very near to signing contracts with Ap...
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2021-04-15

Epistar-Leyard Joint Venture to Complete Production Expansion Prior to the End of May amidst the Vigorous Demand for Micro LED

The joint venture co-funded by Epistar of LED leader Ennostar and LED display supplier Leyard is currently experiencing a short supply of production capacity owing to the vigorous demand for Micro LED, and has scheduled its orders to June. The joint venture will be initiating the production expansion 7 months earlier, and is expected to arrive at a monthly capacity of 800 million (800kk) units prior to the end of May, which will also benefit Ennostar. Epistar and Leyard announced on the joint venture in March last year, where the two had joined hands on the arrangemen...
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2021-04-14

LeddarTech Announces the Appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to Its Board of Directors

LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to its Board of Directors, further enhancing the diversity and industry expertise of the Board. Dr Berlien possesses over 30 years of experience in senior executive positions specializing in engineering, automotive, and lighting. Notably, until recently, Dr Berlien served as CEO of OSRAM since January 2015. Before joining OSRAM, Dr Berlien served as CEO of M+W Group, a German company for systems engineering...
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2021-04-13

SemiLEDs’ quarterly revenue rebounds, despite Chinese New Year shut-down

For fiscal second-quarter 2021 (ended 28 February), LED chip and component maker SemiLEDs Corp of Hsinchu, Taiwan has reported revenue of $1.2m, rebounding from $719,000 last quarter, despite shutting down manufacturing production for two weeks (6-21 February) due to the Chinese New Year holiday. However, this is still down on $1.537m a year ago. Gross margin was 20%, recovering from -3% last quarter but below the 36% a year ago. Operating expenses have fallen further, from $1.077m a year ago and $950,000 last quarter to $748,000. Operating margin was -42%, an impro...
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2021-04-12

Signify’s new fish lights increase growth and improve the feed conversation ratio by harnessing the power of the sun

Provide light distribution specifically designed to enhance fish growth of many different fish species, including tilapia Fit any pond size and can Illuminate up to six hours after sunset  Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has launched new Philips solar fish grow lights that help to optimize farming for ponds, while harnessing the power of the sun. It provides spectral light specifically designed to suit many fish species, including tilapia. The grow lights enable fish farmers to increase fish producti...
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2021-04-09

LG to Shut Down Smartphone Department in July, with a Continuous Sales of Existing Inventory

LG Electronics officially announced on April 5th its exit from the smartphone business after years of drastic losses in the ferocious smartphone market. In a particular statement, LG stated that it will continue selling its existing inventory, and the current equipment will receive constant after-sales support and software updates. LG expects to terminate its smartphone business prior to the end of July, though the company will continue on the R&D of relevant communication technology such as 6G so as to further enhance its competitiveness in other fields. As pointed o...
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2021-04-08

Tier-One US LED Supplier Adopts Aixtron MOCVD Solutions for Micro LED Development

Recently, Aixtron announced that it has been supplying the AIX G5+ C MOCVD system for Micro LED manufacturing to a tier-one US LED supplier, though Aixtron did not disclose the identity of the US company and further details of the transaction. One of the key parts of Micro LED manufacturing is mass transfer. Achieving Micro LED mass transfer requires significantly more stringent wavelength uniformity and defect density parameters during the epitaxy process, compared to conventional LEDs. For Micro LED mass production to be viable, manufacturers ...
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2021-04-07

Japanese Nobel Prize laureate, Isamu Akasaki Who Invented High Efficiency Blue LED Passed Away

According to NHK, Japanese scientist Isamu Akasaki died at age 92 on April 1st, in one of the hospitals in Nagoya, Japan due to pneumonia. Photo credit: Meijo University Isamu Akasaki was born in 1929 at Kagoshima Prefecture. He graduated from Kyoto University's science department and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. Later on, he worked in Kobe Industries Corp., Nagoya University, and Matsushita Research Institute Tokyo, Inc. (MRIT), respectively. In 1981, he became a professor of Nagoya University. In 1992, he began to wor...
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2021-04-07

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves Historical High First Quarter Revenues Increased by 28.3% YoY

Continued to record over KRW 300 billion for three consecutive Recorded the highest first quarter consolidated revenue at KRW 312 billion Expected to grow by another double-digit in the second quarter Secured a foundation for sustainable growth with leading 2nd generation patented LED technologies Company will report details of the first quarter earnings and a sales guidance for the second quarter at the end of April   ANSAN, South Korea (April 7, 2021) – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), ...
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2021-04-06

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings

Achieved the historical highest first quarter sales at KRW 120 billion amid low seasonality New sales recognized from the 2nd generation leading technology products such as Micro LED and VCSEL Expected to grow up to double digits in sales this year as sound growth trend continues   ANSAN, South Korea (April 6, 2021) – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced that despite low seasonality, it achieved the highest first quarter sales of all time (preliminary sales announc...
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2021-04-06

GE Current, a Daintree Company, Announces the Acquisition of Forum Lighting

CLEVELAND, April 5, 2021—GE Current, a Daintree company (Current), today announced the acquisition of Forum Inc. (Forum), a privately held, Pittsburgh-based architectural linear luminaire company with a 50-plus-year record of high-quality exceptional products and proven manufacturing capabilities. Forum has manufactured lighting for numerous landmark projects, including the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, Cleveland Clinic and the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh. This transaction expands Current’s architectura...
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2021-03-31

Beauty is in the LED of the beholder: LEDs for optical food sorting applications

The agricultural and food processing industries have long pioneered the automation arena as they scramble to provide sustenance to an ever-growing population. It is a sector on which almost all of us rely in order to survive and, in some cases, try to lead a healthy lifestyle. Aside from constantly evolving tools for the harvesting of raw food, mechanical sorting has been around longer than you might think, with the first food sorting machines appearing in the mid-1920s and early 1930s. During the early days, fluorescent lamps provided powerful visible light illumination, while haloge...
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2021-03-31

MR Series Launches to US Market

<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fPykIeS_d6Y" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe>Orlando, FL (US), 30th March 2021 – Absen Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a new LED solution to the North America market, the MR series, an LED solution for the rental & staging and virtual studio market. Available in the 4.8mm, the MR series is a high impact floor display for interac...
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San Jose, CA – May 04, 2021 – Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and ... READ MORE

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