2022-05-10

Google acquires Raxium

May 04, 2022-Rick Osterloh Senior Vice President, Devices & Services Today we’re announcing that Google has acquired Raxium, an innovator in single panel MicroLED display technologies. The team at Raxium has spent five years creating miniaturized, cost-effective and energy efficient high-resolution displays that have laid the foundation for future display technologies. Raxium’s technical expertise in this area will play a key role as we continue to invest in our hardware efforts. Raxium is based in Fremont, California and will join Google’s D...
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2022-05-10

Plastic Omnium acquires Varroc's Automotive Lighting Systems business and creates an integrated lighting player enabling differentiating solutions for exterior systems

•       Plastic Omnium’s strategic roadmap execution gathers pace with new lighting activity o Plastic Omnium to acquire Varroc Lighting Systems (VLS), a key Tier 1 automotive lighting supplier with sales of c.€0.8bn in 2021, for an enterprise value of €600m paid for in cash  o   Creation of a new strategic lighting division in 2022 with revenue of c. €1bn[1], combining AMLS (ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems) and VLS  •       Plastic Omnium...
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2022-05-09

CreeLED Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Star Headlight & Lantern Company

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CreeLED, Inc. (“Cree LED”), a SMART Global Holdings company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York against Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. (“Star”). The lawsuit asserts that Star has infringed Cree LED’s rights in four United States patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 8,884,510; 9,048,396; 9,865,780; and D718,258) by selling a DLITE product that incorporates ...
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2022-05-06

Kulicke & Soffa Continues its Leadership in Advanced LED Assembly

Receives Multiple Orders for its Latest Advanced Display System - LUMINEX™ Accelerating adoption of next-generation displays with the unique Laser-Enabled Advanced Placement (LEAP) technology embedded in LUMINEX SINGAPORE, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa", "K&S" or the "Company"), a global leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment, announced today that the Company r...
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2022-05-06

New study proves correct dosage for ultraviolet disinfection against COVID

Associate Professor Guy German, left, and Distinguished Professor Kaiming Ye, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, have new research that offers provable standards for ultraviolet disinfection. Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.   When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020, ultraviolet radiation became one of the go-to methods for preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, along with facemasks, hand sanitizer and social distancing.   The problem: There was little research showing what UV dosage kills the virus. What wavel...
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2022-05-06

Lumileds Adds New Performance Level to its Top-Rated LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for Horticulture and Illumination

San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 – Lumileds today announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a luminaire comprised of hundreds of LEDs this is important and implemented throughout a greenhouse or in a vertical farm, for example, it can have a tremendously positive impact on cost and energy use. The new parts have CCTs of 2200K to 6500K and CRIs of 70, 80, and 90. LUXEON SunPlus 3030i is specified for PPF and P...
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2022-05-06

ams OSRAM continues healthy financial performance with first quarter revenues and operating profitability (adj.) above midpoint of expectation range despite demanding supply chain and market environment

Ad hoc Announcement pursuant to Art. 53 Listing Rules of SIX Swiss Exchange First quarter revenues of EUR 1.25 billion and adjusted EBIT margin of 10.1%, above the midpoint of the guidance range Continuing to deliver portfolio re-alignment with announced sale of automotive lighting systems business established after dissolution of OSRAM Continental joint venture and closing of disposal of horticultural lighting systems business Fluence, on track for further planned disposals Recent Capital Markets Day confirmed revenue growth trajectory based on a m...
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2022-05-05

SPYR Technologies’ Applied Magix Considers Expanding Into LED Smart Home Lighting Products

  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire – SPYR Technologies (“SPYR”), a technology company whose subsidiary, Applied Magix, Inc., develops and resells Apple® ecosystem compatible products in the growing multibillion-dollar smart home and connected car markets, investigates adding to its regular slate of HomeKit smart home products with the MagixLux LED lighting line of HomeKit smart LED lighting products.   “The items that we mostly take for grante...
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2022-05-05

AIXTRON: Strong demand from all end markets GaN and SiC Power electronics as biggest demand drivers / 79% higher quarterly sales in Q1 / Gross profit doubled / Net profit more than tripled / Growth guidance for 2022 confirmed

Herzogenrath, Germany, May 5, 2022 - AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, starts the year with continued strong demand from all addressed end markets. Year-on-year, first quarter 2022 order intake as well as revenues, gross profit and net income all increased, partially significantly. Based on this development and in view of the positive business outlook, the Executive Board confirms the growth guidance for the full year 2022. Order intake at a high level with demand from all...
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2022-05-04

Nanosys xQDEF™ Diffuser Plate Quantum Dot Technology Wins Display Component of The Year Award at Display Week 2022

SILICON VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanosys, the industry innovator and leading supplier of quantum dot and microLED technologies for advanced displays, today received the 2022 Display Industry Awards Display Component of the Year award for its xQDEF™ Diffuser Plate quantum dot technology from the Society for Information Display (SID).   xQDEF™ Diffuser Plate on top of an array of blue MiniLEDs inside a Quantum Dot MiniLED TV. (Photo: Business Wire)   Nanosys QDEF™ quantum dot...
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2022-05-04

【Touch Taiwan 2022】Breakthroughs in Micro/Mini LED Production Equipment and Processes

This year, Touch Taiwan––a leading event for the display industry held in Taipei, Taiwan––focuses on six themes, namely display and solution, smart manufacturing, advanced equipment, industrial material, startup and circular economy. In addition to major players showcasing their latest Micro/Mini LED displays with astonishing features (e.g., AUO, Innolux, PlayNitride and Ennostar), suppliers of equipment for critical processes such as mass transfer and mass repair as well as solution providers have exhibited products that can effectively help their c...
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2022-05-04

【Touch Taiwan 2022】Partnerships between Giants to Create Win-Win Micro/Mini LED Display Solutions

Touch Taiwan 2022 kicked off on April 27 in Taipei, centering on the theme “Features on Cross Industry Integration , the Future of Displays”, during which major players––such as Ennostar, Macroblock, AUO and PlayNitride––showcased various products which they have spent years to make. Ennostar Ennostar focused on displays and sensing. The first thing catching visitors’ eyes was an ultra fine pitch display featuring 0404 RGB LED. The LED manufacturing group also exhibited solutions for small and large displays powered...
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2022-05-03

Porotech Unlocks A World First In Micro-LED Dynamic Pixel Tuning

The long-awaited fully tuneable colour on a single pixel achieves a new industry milestone Cambridge, UK, on 4 May, 2022 – Porotech, a pioneer in micro-LED and GaN-based semiconductor material technology, will be unveiling DynamicPixelTuning™ on its PoroGaN® microdisplay platform at the Display Week event in California next week. The breakthrough makes it possible to create full-colour or tuneable-colour displays using identical pixels from a single wafer – achieving colour uniformity, while eliminating complex fabrication processes. The in...
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2022-05-03

Seoul Viosys to hold civil and criminal liability for contempt of court against the company ignoring judgment

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a global optical semiconductor company and a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor, took a stand on SL VIONICS (formerly Semicon Light), which completely denies Seoul Viosys' patent winning report and judgment, and disclosed the contents of the patent litigation complaint and judgment. Seoul Viosys submitted a complaint to the Florida court in the United States at the time of the lawsuit in 2021. In the complaint disclosed by the court, it is stated that SL VIONICS' products infringe...
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2022-05-03

Signify successfully completes acquisition of Fluence, strengthening its Agriculture lighting growth platformSignify successfully completes acquisition of Fluence, strengthening its Agriculture lighting growth platform

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has completed the acquisition of Fluence from ams OSRAM (SIX:AMS). The transaction strengthens our global Agriculture lighting growth platform and extends our position in the attractive North American horticultural lighting market.    “We’re excited to welcome the team from Fluence and to start working together to drive horticultural lighting innovation and create value for growers around the globe,” said Harsh C...
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2022-04-29

Fractal Studio Chooses Customized INFiLED LED Display for UAE's First xR and VP Studio

SHENZHEN, China, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In March, UAE's first fully integrated extended reality (xR) and virtual production (VP) studio, named Fractal Studio, opened its doors in Dubai. INFiLED, a Global Manufacturer of LED Displays, was chosen to provide the complete customized 24x5m stage, located in the center of the 650sqm facility. 24x5m giant LED display customized by INFiLED for Fractal Studio To meet Fractal Studio's requirements for the bespoke curved 120sqm structure, INFiLED customized 560 GXII cabin...
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2022-04-29

Samsung Electronics Announces First Quarter 2022 Results

Record quarterly revenue of KRW 77.78 trillion, operating profit at KRW 14.12 trillion In second quarter, expects solid demand for servers and DX Division to focus on securing profitability amid macro uncertainties Samsung Electronics today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. The Company posted a record consolidated revenue for the third straight quarter of KRW 77.78 trillion and operating profit of KRW 14.12 trillion, a 51% increase from a year earlier. The DX (Device eXperience) Division posted the highest revenue ...
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2022-04-29

Signify reports first quarter sales of EUR 1.8 billion, CSG of 6.4% and an operational profitability of 10.5%

Signify reports first quarter sales of EUR 1.8 billion, CSG of 6.4% and an operational profitability of 10.5% First quarter 20221 Signify's installed base of connected light points increased from 96 million in Q4 21 to 100 million in Q1 22 Sales of EUR 1,788 million; nominal sales increase of 11.8% and CSG of 6.4% LED-based sales represented 84% of total sales (Q1 21: 82%) Adj. EBITA margin of 10.5% (Q1 21: 10.8%) Net income of EUR 87 million (Q1 21: EUR 60 million) Free cash flow of EUR -189 million (Q1 21: EUR 168 ...
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2022-04-28

SmartKem, Inc. To Present At Touch Taiwan 2022

<header div=""><header div=""><header div=""><section container="" div=""> MANCHESTER, England, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartKem, Inc. (OTCQB: SMTK), a company seeking to reshape the world of electronics with a revolutionary semiconductor platform that enables a new generation of displays, sensors and logic, will be presenting its unique technology at this year's Touch Taiwan conference on Thursday, April 28th 2022 at 2:00pm local time.   SmartKem's Technology Transfer Man...
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2022-04-28

Reveal micro-LED solutions and embrace the key technology for the next generation - Touch Taiwan 2022

TAIPEI, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Embrace the bright future for Micro-LED development Touch Taiwan 2022 is estimated to attract more than 30 thousand visitors this year. Based on the mature and stable technique in Micro LED development, the production and application of Micro LED have shown rapid growth in recent years. According to the latest market research, the application of Micro LED not only access into the high-end commercial markets and business usages but also has an influential impact on the future of Metaverse development. The estimat...
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2022-04-28

Innolux Ushers in the Age of the Metaverse with its Integrated Virtual and In-Person Experience

Debut launch of Innolux’s Large Floating Image Display, high-end VR displays, and high-end gaming monitors < Apr. 25, 2022, Miaoli > This year, Innolux Corporation will participate in one of the most highly anticipated annual events of the display industry, the 2022 Touch Taiwan Smart Display Exhibition, held from April 27 through 29 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Innolux will kick off the exhibition with large-format and ultra-narrow splicing TV Wall and, in addition to presenting its latest technologies and products, will unveil its cuttin...
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2022-04-27

InZiv Raises $10M Series A1 to Pioneer the Future of microLED Display Inspection and Repair

Funding will accelerate InZiv's strategic growth objectives, as company harnesses innovative nanotechnology to make microLED displays such as AR smart-glasses more accessible to the consumer market   JERUSALEM, April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- InZiv, a leader in high-resolution inspection and repair of microLED, QLED, and OLED displays, today announced that it has raised $10M in a Series A1 round led by BlueRed Partners, a Singapore based venture capital fund. Co-investors include OurCrowd, a ...
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2022-04-27

STAr Technologies reintroduce UNICORN-LAIT II Parallel Micro-LED Tester

With Micro-LED moving from Engineering to Production, a near-zero tolerance for bad pixel, ultra-small pitch probing, automatic electrical and optical measurement systems need to step up. With STAr’s enhanced Unicorn-LAIT II addresses these stricter testing requirements and with its unique parallel test architecture for electrical, driver functionality, RGB, optical testing capabilities.   STAr Unicorn-LAIT II Advanced Integrated Test System   Unicorn-LAIT II is an advanced high throughput LED test system, that caters fo...
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2022-04-27

NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs provide an optimized spectrum for plant growth

Tokushima, Japan – 26 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light necessary for plant growth in one package through the delicate combination of phosphors, Hortisolis™ makes it possible to maximize the production efficiency per area of the vertical farm while providing a good working environment within the closed environments. There has been a steady increase globally in the number of artif...
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2022-04-26

Signify publishes its first-ever Climate Action Report

Signify publishes its first-ever Climate Action Report, illustrating our progress in taking climate action across our entire value chain   Remained carbon neutral in all our operations, a status we achieved in September 2020, using 100% renewable electricity On track to double the pace of the Paris Agreement 1.5°C scenario1 Generated between 61% and 64% Climate action revenues, on track with our 72% target for 2025   Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has publis...
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2022-04-26

Porotech Showcases The Brightest Native Full Color MicroLED Display Projections at Touch Taiwan

The breakthrough of making native InGaN-based R/G/B on a single material and tool chain accelerates microLED’s commercialization.    Cambridge, UK, April 26, 2022 – Porotech, a pioneer in microLED and GaN-based semiconductor technology, is showcasing the world's first set of native indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based Red, Green and Blue microLED displays at 1920 x 1080 resolution with at least 2 million nits of brightness (≥ 2M nits) at Touch Taiwanevent.     Porotech is the first in the industry to demo...
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2022-04-25

AUO Defines New Automotive Era with Micro LED and AmLED Creating New Experience for Future Smart Cockpits

<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ph5z2Wv-xN0" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe>   HSINCHU, TAIWAN (PRWEB) APRIL 21, 2022 The trends of electric vehicles and smart cars are drastically altering vehicle architecture, manufacturing models and supplier ecosystem. In response to such trends, AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) continues to dedicate in the research and design of high...
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2022-04-25

TrendForce 2022 Deep UV LED Application Market and Branding Strategies- Unlash the Market Potential

According to TrendForce latest report “2022 Deep UV LED Application Market and Branding Strategies,” as vaccination coverage increases with noticeable UV-C LED price slumps, TrendForce has revised down the UV LED market value to USD 317 million in 2021 (+2.3% YoY). In the long run, air and large surface sterilization will remain the major sectors for which leading home appliance brands strive. Additionally, UV-C LED will likely be applied to OEM automobile air conditioners, flowing water sterilization, manufacturing industry facilities, a...
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2022-04-22

Lumileds New CSP High Power LED, LUXEON HL2Z for Very High Output, Tighter Beam Control, and Lower System Costs

LUXEON HL2Z delivers high flux density and luminance for applications from Automotive Auxiliary Lamps to Stadium, Street Lights, and Torches MAKO SPORT FIELD LIGHTING WITH LUXEON HL2Z. San Jose, CA – April 19, 2022 – Lumileds has introduced LUXEON HL2Z, an un-domed, CSP, single-sided, high-power LED that significantly reduces system costs while delivering high flux density, high luminance, and precise beam control. It delivers more than 315 lumens and more than 160 lumens per Watt from a compact 2.3m...
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2022-04-22

VueReal Announces Oversubscribed 14M Series B Round of Financing

Led by Cycle Capital, round includes strategic investor TDK Ventures, and Vitro Monday, April 18, 2022 - VueReal, a leader in micro printing technology, announced today the closing of a 14.4 million USD oversubscribed Series B round of financing led by Cycle Capital. The funding will enable VueReal to expand its customer base, scale up its team and enhance its current facility. Cycle Capital, an impact investor and leading cleantech venture capital investment platform, is joined by strategic investors TDK, world leader in electronic solutions for the smart soc...
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San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 – Lumileds today announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a lumi... READ MORE

Tokushima, Japan – 26 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light... READ MORE