2021-04-20

Introducing Mi MIX FOLD, Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone

Boasting a series of world firsts with Xiaomi’s Surge C1 ISP and a Liquid Lens, Mi MIX FOLD sets a new milestone for the smartphone industry Beijing, CHINA, March 30th – Xiaomi officially launched its first foldable smartphone, Mi MIX FOLD, at the Spring 2021 New Product Launch that previously saw the announcement of Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. Equipped with a large 8.01” WQHD+ resolution flexible internal display and a 6.52” external display, this innovative new device touts the largest foldable display on any smartphon...
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2021-04-20

【Exclusive Interview】Smaller yet More Powerful: Yenrich Aims to Be a Technology Leader in Next-Generation Displays with LED Miniaturization Solutions

Photo Credit: Yenrich   Advances in the development of LED products have led to gradual shrinking of chip size and the diversification of uses. Besides conventional lighting applications, next-generation display technologies have become a new opportunity for LED suppliers as well. Fine-pitch LED displays are now in growing demand not only because they offer higher resolutions and sharper details but also because the deployment of LED displays is shifting from outdoor to indoor settings.   Recognizing these new trends, Yenrich as a leading specialist in...
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2021-04-19

New ProBeam Business Projectors From LG Offer Even Greater Convenience And Performance

Bright 6,000 ANSI Lumens Laser Projectors Deliver 4K UHD and WUXGA Images, Smart Connection and More Convenient Features for Business SEOUL, Apr. 16, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) has added two new outstanding offerings to its ProBeam lineup of business projectors. The new models – BU60PST and BF60PST – offer a number of enhancements and features that bring greater performance to the office or school. With great image quality and a plethora of useful features, these latest LG ProBeam models can help users better delive...
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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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2021-04-19

Fagerhult Group Acquires Seneco A/S To Strengthen Connectivity Offering

To strengthen our connectivity offering for outdoor environments, the Fagerhult Group has acquired the remaining 80% shares in Seneco A/S. Seneco is a Danish lighting connectivity company founded in 2010. The system consists of a full wireless product range for outdoor luminaires, connected to the system is also an online portal for remote monitoring and integration to other installations. Besides creating more safe outdoor environments, the system leads to significant energy savings and lower maintenance costs. Most of Seneco's installations are today found in Denmark an...
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2021-04-19

UV LEDs Get Smaller And Brighter

Arrays of miniaturised deep-UV LEDs deliver record brightness Scientists at the University of South Carolina are claiming to have produced the world's smallest and brightest deep-UV LEDs. Their devies, emitting at 281 nm, have dimensions down to 5 μm, with arrays producing an output of up to 361 W cm-2. The team's progress will help this class of LED compete against mercury lamps in applications requiring high doses of deep-UV radiation. For some applications, such as face-mask disinfection, the toxicity of mercury is of concern. Led by Asif Kh...
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2021-04-19

【Exclusive Interview】Breaking Barriers, EPISTAR Unveils RGB Mini LED That Leads the Trend in WCG with Pure Color and Multi-Primary-Color Displays

  Photo Credit: EPISTAR   Exhibitions and conferences on the LED industry in the recent years have mainly revolved around the topics of pixel pitch and price. The reduction of pixel pitch, in particular, has been the common goal of all companies involved in the supply chain for LED displays. As a leading manufacturer for LED chips, EPISTAR continues to launch new and advanced solutions for smaller pitches every year. At this year’s edition of the display industry trade show Touch Taiwan, EPISTAR will be presenting its latest fine-...
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2021-04-16

Innoviz Technologies and Collective Growth Corporation Announce Closing of Business Combination

Business combination provides Innoviz with approximately $371 million in gross proceeds comprised of Collective Growth's cash in trust and a PIPE led by strategic investors, positioning Innoviz to capitalize on growth catalysts and expand its product roadmap TEL AVIV, Israel and AUSTIN, Texas, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies, a technology leader of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, and Collective Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: CGRO) today announced the completion of their previously announ...
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2021-04-16

【Exclusive Interview】Absen Expects A Big Growth in Virtual Studio Market Demand of 2021

Absen is one of tier-one video wall players in the world. LEDinside was very honored to have an exclusive interview with Jason Polk, Marketing Coordinator from Absen Inc, the US subsidiary of Absen, to learn their new product development and market prospective of 2021. Jason Polk, Marketing Coordinator, Absen Inc Polk indicated that the video wall market demand has obviously been in recovery in the US market since September- October 2020, not only for sporting event, but also for business activities. In early 2021, Absen is pleased to release MR series for i...
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2021-04-16

Live Report from CITE 2021: Mini/Micro LED Products Are a Major Focus of Exhibitions

The 9th annual China Information Technology Expo (CITE 2021) is being held at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Duration of the trade show is from April 9 to 11. The main theme of the event is “Innovation-Driven High-Quality Development”. To effectively articulate this theme, the event organizers have divided the show floor into nine sections that include the main CITE exhibition, applications for new display technologies, and smart manufacturing. More than 1,500 companies are attending the event as exhi...
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2021-04-16

Honeywell Introduces Automated Methane Monitoring Solution In Europe To Help Companies Address Their Climate Goals

State-of-the-art cameras provide continuous monitoring for dangerous and polluting gas leaks at oil and gas, chemical and power generation facilities AI-enabled technology supports the European Union's strategy to reduce methane emissions CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it is launching its gas cloud imaging (GCI) system in Europe to provide automated and continuous monitoring for leaks of dangerous and polluting gases such as methane at oil and gas, chemical and power generation facilities ...
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2021-04-16

Ennostar Inc. to Showcase Technology Advancement at Touch Taiwan Exhibition

Ennostar Inc. (“Ennostar” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 3714) will head up a group of subsidiary companies to participate in the Touch Taiwan 2021 exhibition to be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall from April 21 to 23, 2021. Under the banner of “LED Next,” Ennostar will showcase the infinite possibilities of LED and compound semiconductor applications. Formally established in January this year, this will mark the Ennostar group of companies’ first joint participation in an exhibition. The company will spearhead...
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2021-04-16

TCL Introduces breeva Air Purifier, the Smarter Way to Restore Fresh Air and Healthy Living

CORONA, CA, April 13, 2021 – TCL®, one of the world’s best-selling consumer electronics brands and leading technology companies, today announced that the breeva air purifier is now live on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. TCL’s breeva is available in two different models - breeva A2 and breeva A3 - that are smart, stylish, and simple to use. With smart technology and innovative features, the TCL breeva air purifier will effortlessly improve your home’s air quality, day and night. Being at the center of the booming smart home market, T...
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2021-04-15

Global LED Video Wall Driver IC Revenue for 2021 Projected to Reach US$360 Million, a 13% Increase YoY, Says TrendForce

Apr. 15, 2021 ---- The LED video wall driver IC market has been suffering from insufficient production capacities on the supply side since 2020, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. In order to ensure a sufficient level of wafer capacities at foundries, LED video wall driver IC suppliers therefore began raising prices for certain driver IC products by about 5-10% at the end of last year, and this price hike is expected to persist through 2021 as well. On the demand side, various commercial activities and sporting events have been successively resuming as t...
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2021-04-15

FitTech Orders Scheduled to September Under Accelerated Development of Mini LED

FitTech hosted an investor conference on the 9th of April, where Chairman Hsu Chiu-tien commented on the wave of production expansion in Mini LED during 2021, and how the successive expansion seen in the past will turn to a simultaneous implementation this year. The orders of Mini LED equipment for FitTech have been scheduled to September, and the three major businesses of the company are currently on a positive development. FitTech exceeded 40% in gross margin during the fourth quarter last year, and arrived at a historical new height in a single quarter at 43.2%. Ac...
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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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2021-04-15

Samsung Introduces PixCell LED for Intelligent Headlight Systems to Enhance Road Safety

Monolithically-integrated PixCell LED design provides precise selective lighting control to improve driving visibility and help drivers better respond to surrounding environments Source:Samsung Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced PixCell LED, a new automotive LED module optimized for intelligent headlights, such as adaptive driving beam (ADB) systems. ADB headlamps powered by Samsung’s PixCell LEDs will help improve driver visibility and safety to enhance the overall driving experience at night...
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2021-04-15

Vector Photonics’ £1.6m equity investment for next generation laser commercialisation takes its seed funding round to £4m.

Vector Photonics has received £1.6m of equity investment to commercialise its unique, PCSEL-based, semiconductor laser technology. The company’s PCSELs (Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers) revolutionise semiconductor laser manufacture and performance, with real benefits over existing laser technology in data communications; additive manufacturing, including metal and plastic printing; LiDAR; and optical sensing – some of the fastest growing technology markets in the world right now. Neil Martin, CEO of Vector Photonics, said, “We...
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2021-04-15

SMART Discovers the Science Behind Varying Performance of Different Coloured LEDs

The findings pave the way for development of more efficient, next-gen LEDs covering the entire visible spectrum ● New multifaceted method can directly observe compositional fluctuations in indium gallium nitride, a semiconductor material used in LEDs ● Research found that compositional fluctuations are potentially linked to the origin of drop in efficiency of higher indium content LEDs ● The method can be adapted and applied in other materials science studies to investigate compositional fluctuations Researchers from the Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES...
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2021-04-15

AUO to Unveil Next-generation Sensing Technologies for Smooth Human-machine Communication Across Diverse Smart Verticals

AUO leads to debut TFT optical fingerprint sensor with world’s highest pixel density, and the largest ultra-thin LTPS TFT fingerprint sensor module(*) The technology of 5G and AIoT drives the development of various innovative field applications as well as more diverse and smarter human-machine interface. As a leading optoelectronic solutions provider, by leveraging the profound technologies developed over the years, AUO will present a series of cutting-edge sensing technologies deriving from TFT technology in Touch Taiwan this time. For fingerprint scannin...
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2021-04-14

Luminis adds RGBW option to range of luminaires

Montreal, QC, March 11, 2021 - Luminis® (www.luminis.com), an established innovator and manufacturer of specification-grade, interior, and exterior lighting solutions, will now offer a range of its luminaires with RGBW color LEDs. Full color tuning is available for luminaires in the Lumistik and Lumiquad families. With over 16 million possible hues, architects and landscape architects can utilize colored illumination to make a design statement, enhance building facades, or highlight specific landscaping features. Also, the illumination can revert to white as requir...
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2021-04-14

Deco Lighting and Premium Quality Lighting Announce Strategic Alliance

by Randy Reid April 6, 2021 updated at 3:15 EST, 6 APR 2021 Companies Ally to Offer the Most Complete and Innovative Lighting Solutions Platform Deco Lighting (Deco) and Premium Quality Lighting (PQL) today announce the operational integration of product design, sourcing, and fulfillment activities that immediately creates the industry’s most cost-competitive and comprehensive lighting solutions platform. PQL is a trusted and proven supplier of LED commercial and industrial lighting, featuring a wide range of products, less than one day turnar...
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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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2021-04-14

What to expect at Apple's April 2021 event

Apple is expected to announce new products at the Spring Loaded event on 20 April 2021. Here's what to expect, from iPads to Apple TV. Apple has announced details of its first event of 2021. The company will host the "Spring Loaded" event on 20 April at 6pm BST, 10am PDT. We will discuss everything you need to know about the Apple spring event below, including when it will start in your region, what Apple will launch, and how you can watch it. When is the Apple spring event? Apple's virtual personal assistant, Siri, spoiled the surpris...
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2021-04-13

Picosun increases efficiency for LED and OLED production

ESPOO, Finland, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Picosun Group has proved to significantly increase the production efficiency of its LED and OLED customers with the PICOSUN® P-300BV ALD system. Recent tests show that a reduced ALD process cycle time and an increased number of wafers deposited with the same film thickness resulted in almost 100% better throughput. A throughput of over 20 000 wafers per month can be reached with a wafer batch of 100 wafers*. At the same time, the process quality in terms of film thickness uniformity has remained on an...
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2021-04-13

Luminus IR LEDs Set New Output Benchmark

CBM-90-IRD LEDs are a practical alternative to lasers in industrial and life science applications Luminus Devices has expanded its portfolio of ultra-high-power infrared (IR) LEDs with a new product line that addresses the rapid expansion of life sciences, medical, machine vision, and industrial applications. The Luminus CBM-90-IRD LEDs come in three peak wavelengths - 780nm, 850nm, and 940nm - and are said to deliver unmatched radiometric power in a compact package platform that is well-suited for fibre-coupled applications. These newly-introduced IR ...
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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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2021-04-09

FFALCON of TCL Announced Mini LED TV Starting From RMB 4,999

Emerging brand FFALCON of TCL recently hosted a product launch named “TALK Until Levitation”, and announced the FFALCON R645C Mini LED TV series, among which the 55”, 65”, and 75” R645Cs are priced at RMB 4,999, RMB 6,499 and RMB 8,999 respectively. FFALCON R645C TV Specifications: Exterior Design: metal bezel, measures at 24.8mm in thickness. Bezel Width: upper bezel 2.5mm, bottom bezel 22.6mm, left and right bezels 2.5mm Display Specifications: ultra-high 4K resolution, supports HDR and...
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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

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE