2022-11-14

【Exclusive Interview】Seoul Semiconductor’s Automotive Lighting Product Strategies in 2023

According to TrendForce’s latest report ,“2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis”, despite the fact that automotive market demand fell due to the Russian-Ukraine conflicts and the Pandemic in China, automotive LED market demand in 2022 increases with the raise in market share of LED headlight and the development of advanced technologies including intelligent headlight, logo lamp, intelligent ambient lamp, Mini LED / HDR automotive display. Looking ahead, automotive lighting products tend to be characterized by pe...
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2022-11-11

Ennostar and PlayNitride Join Forces to Develop Micro LED, and Value of Market for Display-Related Micro LED Chips Will Reach Around US$542 Million in 2024, Says TrendForce

Nov. 11, 2022 ---- Ennostar’s subsidiary Epistar and PlayNitride’s wholly-owned subsidiary PlayNitride Display have announced that they have teamed up to build a production line for 6-inch Micro LED epi-wafers. Looking at the latest progress in the development of Micro LED, large-sized displays are regarded as the forerunners to the more advanced end products. Even though Micro LED has unresolved technological bottlenecks and cost-related issues, TrendForce is optimistic that this technology will eventually be adopted for the development of different kinds...
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2022-11-10

Current Chemicals Showcases Next-Generation Display Technology at Phosphors & Quantum Dots Industry Forum 2022

MiniLED LCD Display Panel with TriGain® red and JADEluxe™ green phosphor film (Photo: Business Wire) SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Current Chemicals is unveiling market-ready miniLED LCD displays with phosphor film at the Phosphors & Quantum Dots Industry Forum 2022 in San Francisco this week. These displays are high contrast and wide color gamut (WCG) to deliver a best-in-class viewing experience. Current Chemicals encapsulated Current’s TriGain® KSF/PFS red phosphor and Current’s ne...
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2022-11-09

3D-Micromac Receives Order for Multiple Laser Lift-Off Systems for microLED Device Manufacturing

microMIRA™ provides highly uniform, force-free lift-off of material layers at high speeds; more than ten 3D-Micromac laser systems sold for microLED applications to date CHEMNITZ, Germany, Nov. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D-Micromac AG, the industry leader in laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser systems for the semiconductor, photovoltaic, glass and display markets, today announced that a leading optical solutions provider has purchased multiple microMIRA™ Laser Lift-Off (LLO) systems from 3D-Micromac for use in the production of micro...
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2022-11-09

LG Display Unveils the World’s First High-Resolution Stretchable Display

SEOUL, Korea (Nov. 8, 2022) – LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, unveiled today the world’s first 12-inch high-resolution Stretchable display equipped with an outstanding free-form technology that enables it to be extended, folded, and twisted without distortion or damage.   The company’s newly unveiled Stretchable display is the industry’s first to achieve 20 percent stretchability, a resolution of 100ppi, and full-color RGB. In addition, its high flexibility, durability, and reliability maximize ...
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2022-11-09

Empire State Development Announces Vuzix to Expand Operations in Monroe County

November 3, 2022   Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Company Plans to Lease up to an additional 40,000 Square-Foot of Manufacturing Space in West Henrietta: Creating Nearly 70 New Jobs   Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy   Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Vuzix®, a global manufacturer of waveguides, wearable display technologies and augmented reality solutions, is ready to expand its oper...
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2022-11-09

ISELED Alliance welcomes three new members

Analog Devices, Renesas and Simoldes expand the potential of the industry alliance Munich, 09 November 2022 – The ISELED Alliance has announced that Analog Devices Inc., Renesas Electronics and Simoldes have joined the industry alliance. The open industry alliance is comprised of 46 companies from all over the world. Founded in 2016, the ISELED Alliance is an open industry alliance with the aim of building a comprehensive ecosystem based on ISELED technology – in other words, a complete system solution for innovative automotive lighting. M...
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2022-11-08

BOE Becomes Largest Shareholder in HC Semitek with Capital Investment of Around RMB 2.1 Billion, and Both Parties Will Jointly Develop Micro/Mini LED Businesses, Says TrendForce

Nov. 8, 2022 ---- BOE has become the largest shareholder in HC Semitek following a RMB 2.1 billion capital investment deal, and they are now in a partnership with respect to the development of Micro/Mini LED businesses. BOE has been involved in Micro/Mini LED since 2017 and now possesses related offerings such as displays and backlight solutions. In 2020, BOE established BOE MLED Technology as a subsidiary dedicated to the R&D and manufacturing of Micro/Mini LED products. As for HC Semitek, it is a major Chinese LED chip supplier and has ...
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2022-11-07

Signify’s Trulifi technology brings best-in-class connectivity to pioneering Berlin school

Berlin's Freie Waldorfschule enjoys high-performance, secure data connectivity through light waves  Nine rooms are equipped with custom-built transceivers and USB access keys  The school joins a growing number of educational facilities adopting Trulifi worldwide    Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has equipped a Berlin school with Trulifi technology to enable fast, secure data transmission through light waves. Students and teache...
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2022-11-04

Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Preliminary Injunction for High-Power LEDs in Europe

ANSAN, South Korea--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced another victory in a patent infringement lawsuit against a global electronic components distributor of high-power LEDs in Germany. This continues Seoul’s record of successes in patent litigation.   In October 2022, the Düsseldorf Court issued a preliminary injunction for infringement of Seoul’s patent against various LEDs manufactured by Luminus D...
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2022-11-03

Product launch information of reactor with 200mW high power 265nm LED for water disinfection

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. (Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and Representative Director: Yasuaki Kaizumi) announced today that new product launch of "UV-C LED Reactor ULR9C(AℓNUV_Aqua)" (hereafter referred to as "this product") equipped with world's highest class UV output 200mW 265nm LED light source. We have achieved high disinfection performance and high durability through our in-house development and integrated production from UV-C LED to finished products, using optical technology cultivated as an automotive headl...
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2022-11-03

Cree LED Photophyll™ Select LEDs Are Fully Optimized for Horticulture Applications and Photophyll™ Select Available on XLamp® XP-G3 and J Series® 2835 3V G Class LEDs

Cree LED Photophyll™ Select LEDs Are Fully Optimized for Horticulture Applications and Photophyll™ Select Available on XLamp® XP-G3   DURHAM, NC – November 2, 2022 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH) today announced the launch of Photophyll™ Select LEDs, an advanced horticulture spectrum available now on the XLamp® XP-G3 LEDs and J Series® 2835 3V G Class LEDs. Photophyll Select LEDs are the industry’s first LEDs entirely characterize...
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2022-11-03

ams OSRAM solid third quarter revenues and operating profitability (adj.) in line with expectations in more demanding market environment; updated mid-term targets, microLED development advancing

Third quarter revenues of EUR 1.21 billion and adj. EBIT margin of 7.5% show quarter-on-quarter revenue growth matching expectation range in more unfavorable market environment Robust operating cash flow of EUR 151 million, group leverage at 1.75x net debt/adj. EBITDA Development and industrialization program for leading smallest structure size microLED technology advancing to plan supported by excellent customer engagement Mid-point of synergy creation period with 70% of expected total synergies and savings created (EUR 245 millio...
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2022-11-02

LG Announces Third-Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Strong Demand for Premium LG Home Appliances and Auto Parts Drives Highest Quarterly Revenue in Company History SEOUL, Oct. 28, 2022 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced third-quarter 2022 consolidated revenues of KRW 21.2 trillion, an increase of 14.1 percent from the same quarter last year and the highest quarterly revenue in the history of LG Electronics. Operating profit for the third quarter was KRW 746.6 billion, 25.1 percent higher than the same quarter last year. For the third quarter, the company recorded growth of revenues driven ...
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2022-11-02

Samsung Electronics Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results

Record third-quarter revenue of KRW 76.78 trillion, operating profit at KRW 10.85 trillion Demand to recover partially in 2023 but macroeconomic uncertainties to persist   Samsung Electronics today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.   Total consolidated revenue was a record for the third-quarter at KRW 76.78 trillion despite a challenging business environment, while operating profit declined 23% from the previous quarter to KRW 10.85 trillion. With record revenue in each of the respective quarters so far this year,...
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2022-10-28

Signify reports third quarter sales of EUR 1.9 billion, comparable sales growth of 4.3% and an operational profitability of 10.4%

Third quarter 20221 Signify's installed base of connected light points increased from 103 million in Q2 22 to 109 million in Q3 22 Sales of EUR 1,912 million; nominal sales increase of 16.3% and CSG of 4.3% LED-based sales represented 83% of total sales (Q3 21: 83%) Adj. EBITA margin of 10.4% (Q3 21: 11.1%) Net income of EUR 112 million (Q3 21: EUR 94 million) Free cash flow of EUR 135 million (Q3 21: EUR 85 million) Net debt/EBITDA ratio of 1.5x (Q3 21: 1.8x) Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Sig...
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2022-10-27

Wavelength stable green InGaN micro LEDs monolithically grown on silicon substrate

IMAGE: (A) SCHEMATIC OF THE INGAN/AGAN MULTIPLE-QUANTUM-WELL NANOWIRE ARRAY. (B) THE PEAK WAVELENGTH OF THE DEVICE’S ELECTROLUMINESCENCE STAYS CONSTANT OVER ONE ORDER OF MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE IN CURRENT INJECTION. (C) THE CURRENT VOLTAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF A DEVICE THAT SHOWS GOOD RECTIFICATION RATIO AND STRONG GREEN EMISSIO...
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2022-10-27

Aledia and QustomDot to co-develop full-color micro-LED displays

Aledia S.A of Echirolles, near Grenoble, France (a developer and manufacturer of 3D micro-LEDs for display applications based on its large-area gallium nitride nanowires-on-silicon platform) and Belgium-based Ghent University spin-off QustomDot (which combines quantum dot synthesis, surface engineering and ink/photoresist formulation into patterned color conversion layers for micro-LED displays) have joined forces to leverage their expertise and co-develop a full-color micro-LED technology that will address the video wall and luxury TV markets. Aledia has unique 30...
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2022-10-27

iPhone 14 Pro Sales Favorable Yet Cannot Vanquish Rising Inflation, Apple Cuts 1Q23 Production to 52 Million Units, Says TrendForce

Looking at Apple's 2022 sales, the company began adjusting the proportion of new products after the initial wave of pre-orders. The market response after the release of the iPhone 14 Plus was lukewarm, escalating Apple's product adjustment process. The iPhone 14 Pro series boasts improved specifications yet unit prices are the same as last year's models, making pre-orders for the Pro series highly popular. In the past, the Pro series was the first choice for the earliest wave of users. In addition, the delayed launch of the 14 Plus this year has led to more concentr...
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2022-10-27

AIXTRON upgrades the 2022 growth guidance based on strong order situation

New G10-SiC system generation already largest driver of orders in the quarter Gross margin increased due to improved product mix   Herzogenrath, Germany, October 27, 2022 – AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, reported a significant year-over-year increase in order intake in the third quarter of 2022. The unabated strong demand for systems for the production of efficient power electronics based on gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC), as wel...
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2022-10-27

Instrument Systems VCSEL analysis camera wins Photonics Award

Photonics industry awards Instrument Systems a prize for VTC 4000 infrared camera for the 2D near-field analysis of VCSEL arrays.   Munich, October 2022– Instrument Systems presented its new VTC 4000 infrared camera at Photonics West at the beginning of 2022. This camera has now received the “Laser Focus World Innovators Award 2022” in silver from a jury of experts from the photonics industry. The VTC 4000 VCSEL analysis camera was specially developed for the ultrafast, precise 2D near-field analysis of narrowband emitters, e.g....
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2022-10-27

Rear combination lamp technology at its best: HELLA with first customer order for innovative FlatLight concept

Based on the FlatLight technology, the various rear combination lamp functions can be implemented in just one optical element. (Picture: HELLA)   FlatLight technology to go into series production for the first time for an international car manufacturer as early as mid-2024 Light guide concept with particularly small optics reduces installation space requirements and weight and fundamentally changes the design of light signatures Technology has around 80 percent lower energy requirements compared to conventional systems   ...
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2022-10-26

8K Industry Faces Challenge with New EU Regulatory Ruling

Unless something changes, March 2023 will spell trouble for the emerging 8K industry with the 8K EU Regulatory Ruling. That’s when new EU power consumption regulations are set to go into effect. The power consumption limits on 8K TVs (and microLED-based displays) are set so low that essentially none of these devices will pass. It not only means a failing grade but a requirement that these devices cannot be sold in the EU. That will have a very chilling effect on all players working to develop the 8K ecosystem, including consumers whose access to devices...
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2022-10-26

【Exclusive Interview】Artilux’s GeSi Technology Leads Global SWIR Optical Sensing Innovation, Revolutionizing Emerging Industries like Consumer Electronics, Autonomous Driving and Industrial LiDAR

Well-known for the world leading GeSi (germanium silicon) photonic technology innovation, Artilux is a provider of SWIR spectrum sensing fundamental semiconductor optical technology platform and solution. Based on this key technology, Artilux takes the crossover challenge of developing integrated optics, system architecture and algorithm, bringing innovation to emerging industries such as consumer electronics, augmented reality, autonomous driving, industrial LiDAR. Recently, TrendForce was honored to invite Erik Chen, CEO of Artilux, to share his prospective on the ma...
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2022-10-26

10 Years of PFS

In colloquial English, “Seeing Red” is a bad thing. But when it comes to display quality in electronics, it can mean quite the opposite. As we cross the 10th year of the PFS phosphor’s entry into the display market, it’s interesting to look back and see how far the industry has come. In contrast to typical broad-band phosphors such as red nitride that were on the market decades ago, PFS is a narrow-band red phosphor that enables wide color gamut without sacrificing brightness in display technology. This results in more true-to-life color, and a more imme...
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2022-10-25

Court Confirms Validity of EPISTAR Patents and Rules that Lowe’s Infringes EPISTAR Patents

On October 4, 2022, in EPISTAR Corporation v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, the United States District Court of the Central District of California issued its post-trial decision that confirmed the jury verdict that Lowe’s Home Centers LLC (“Lowe’s”) LED filament bulbs infringed three EPISTAR patents and rejected Lowe’s arguments that challenged the validity of the EPISTAR patents. The three EPISTAR patents were (1) U.S. Patent No. 7,560,738 (“’738 Patent”), titled “Light-E...
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2022-10-25

PICO Reveals New VR Headset for Businesses: PICO 4 Enterprise

The Next-Gen Enterprise Headset will be available starting December 2022   Lisbon, 20 October 2022 – PICO, a leading VR brand with independent innovation and R&D creation capabilities, has revealed plans to launch the PICO 4 Enterprise, a next-generation, all-in-one VR headset that aims to help enterprise customers unlock potential and empower growth across key business areas including healthcare, education,training, and productivity.   The announcement follows the launch of the PICO 4, PICO's newest consumer headset ...
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2022-10-21

Sharing Success with "Roewe RX5"!

Roewe, the leading connected car brand under SAIC Motor, officially released the third-generation RX5 (Compact SUV) in August 2022. Roewe is well-known for their AI system that responds to Zebra Zhixing VENUS intelligent system, and its pioneering technology brand image is deeply rooted in consumers' minds. With a million-unit sales of their RX5 series over the past 6 years, the third-generation RX5 has made breakthroughs in both car performance and interior design. Most notably, the 27-inch 4K slidable in-vehicle display built by Roewe and Macroblock, is ...
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2022-10-21

Epson Advances Immersive Workforce Collaboration with New Generation of Moverio AR Smart Glasses

Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS Offer Advanced Imaging Technology and Wider Field-of-View to Foster Seamless Collaboration for Evolving Business Needs LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Meeting the rapidly growing demand for remote assistance technology, Epson today announced the Moverio® BT-45C and BT-45CS, a new generation of award-winning Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses designed to support seamless remote collaboration with a high-quality AR viewing experience. ...
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2022-10-21

Sony Pictures Entertainment Unveils Its First LED Virtual Production Stage

Located At Sony Innovation Studios On The Studio Lot, The Stage Utilizes Sony’s Crystal LED Display Panels Culver City CA – October 6, 2022 – Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced the establishment of its first LED virtual production stage located at Sony Innovation Studios (SIS), a division of SPE, on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, CA. The new stage is the world’s largest using Sony’s high brightness and wide color gamut Crystal LED display panels, which were created in collabo...
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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