2022-03-29

New, Slim RGB Package Simplifies Engineering of Architectural, Decorative, and Fun Color LED Applications

San Jose, CA – Lumileds today released its new LUXEON 3528 RGB, a very small, slim RGB LED package that supports a broad range of architectural, decorative, and color changing applications. The white body increases reflectivity and system lumens per watt and system efficiency. The IPX8 water resistant rating allows for use in moist environments inside or outside a building.     “LUXEON 3258 RGB just makes it easier for our customers to develop innovative color changing solutions. It does this by offering leading perf...
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2022-03-29

Major Breakthrough On The International Market

THE NETHERLAND’S MAAREL ORCHIDS CHOOSES SOLLUM’S DYNAMIC LED LIGHTING SOLUTION Montréal, Québec, Canada, March 16, 2022 - Sollum Technologies, a leader in dynamic LED grow lights solution for greenhouse producers, breaks into the International market with Maarel Orchids in the Netherlands. With close to 22 acres of greenhouse facilities producing more than 115,000 orchids weekly, Maarel Orchids is a key player in the worldwide hub of horticulture with a strong focus on innovation an...
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2022-03-28

Toshiba’s New Palm-sized Projector Unit Pushes LiDAR’s Detection Range to 300m, the World’s Longest, with Industry-leading Image Quality

-Flexibility to combine multiple projectors allows customization of detection range and angle, realizes wide application from autonomous driving to infrastructure monitoring.- TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has revealed major advances in shrinking the laser projector unit of its LiDAR to one quarter the size of the previous version released in June 2021. Using two of the new projector units, the new LiDAR is just 206cm3 in volume that can fit comfortably into the palm of the hand. Its range has been pushed out to 300m, the world’s long...
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2022-03-28

ams OSRAM signs agreement to sell the AMLS business to Plastic Omnium

Premstaetten, Austria (25 March 2022) – ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announced the agreement to sell the independent and dedicated AMLS (Automo-tive Lighting Systems GmbH) business to Plastic Omnium (Euronext: POM) for a purchase price of EUR 65 million. The transaction represents a further step in the implementation of ams OSRAM’s previously communicated strategy to focus on dedicated strategic core tech-nology and divesting businesses that are not seen as core to the corporate strategy. ams OSRAM will con...
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2022-03-24

Planar Introduces Two Quick-Install LED Video Wall Families for Indoor & Outdoor Use

  PORTLAND, Ore., March 22, 2022 — Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, has launched two new LED video wall display families designed to serve the needs of fast-paced events and high-ambient light environments; the Planar® Luminate™ Pro Series and Planar® Venue™ Pro Series.   The new families feature mechanical elements that accelerate set-up and take down for temporary and mobile events, but also feature full front installation and serviceability, opening the door to more permanent wall-mounted applications....
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2022-03-24

Bridgelux, Inc. Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer

  Fremont, Ca.—March 18, 2022 – Bridgelux, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yi-Qun Li as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  Dr. Li replaces Tim Lester who recently departed Bridgelux to pursue other opportunities.      Prior to being appointed as the CEO of Bridgelux, Dr. Li was the co-founder of Intematix Corporation, and served as its CEO and Senior Vice President of Sales and M...
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2022-03-23

MICLEDI Microdisplays Announces Agreement with GlobalFoundries to Collaborate on MicroLED Displays for AR Glasses

LEUVEN, Belgium, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading developer of microLED arrays for augmented reality (AR) glasses, today announced a manufacturing collaboration with GlobalFoundries (GF) to enable AR glasses to achieve the brightness, resolution, power, size, and economies of scale needed to become affordable for consumers. Under the agreement, MICLEDI’s solution will be combined with GF’s 22FDX® feature-rich platform that provides the leadership performance, ultra-low power and broad f...
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2022-03-23

【Exclusive Interview】Nitride Semiconductors Continues to Make Breakthroughs with UV-C and Micro UV LED Businesses

Nitride Semiconductors, a company established in collaboration with Tokushima University, has taken the initiative to develop various UV LED products for customers worldwide—including UV-C LED and state-of-the-art Micro UV LED. Holding patents of core technologies, the Japan-based UV LED maker also collaborates with Seoul Viosys and SETi in UV-C LED development and V Technology in the Micro UV LED segment. TrendForce is pleased to interview Mr. Yoshihiko Muramoto, president and CEO of Nitride Semiconductors, who updated the compa...
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2022-03-22

Illuminating the brain with an ultra-thin, flexible, multipoint microLED array film

Credit: COPYRIGHT (C) TOYOHASHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.   Overview   Researchers including Associate Professor Hiroto Sekiguchi in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology, Associate Professor Noriaki Ohkawa in the Comprehensive Research Facilities for Advanced Medical Science at Dokkyo Medical University, and Assistant Professor Izumi Fukunaga in the Sensory and Behavioural Neuroscienc...
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2022-03-22

TrendForce: LED Market Value Likely to Hit USD 30.312 Billion in 2026

According to TrendForce’s latest report “Gold+ Member: Global LED Industry Data Base and LED Player Movement Quarterly Update”, economic activities have returned in all aspects as the COVID-19 pandemic began slowing down in 2021, boosting the global LED market scale to USD 17.65 billion (+15.4% YoY), a growth rate that beats expectations. Looking to the future, market value of Mini LED backlights and video walls will continue going up, along with increased automotive LED penetration, rising demand for high-end lighting, and expanded v...
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2022-03-21

No Virus Transmission Detected at 300 Stores with Seoul Viosys UVC Air Purifying Sterilizer

· Seoul Viosys to provide free UV sterilization technology license for the safety of public health   ANSAN, South Korea--Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a global optical semiconductor company, provided free air purifying sterilizers applied with Violeds, its UV LED sterilization solution technology, to more than 300 self-employed people suffering from COVID-19 pandemic. Later, when surveyed by phone, the beneficiaries said there was no outbreak of virus transmission at their stores, according to the Seoul Viosys announcement on the 21th. ...
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2022-03-18

Fluence Partners with Hydrofarm to Distribute LED Lighting Solution to U.S. Retailers

AUSTIN, Texas (March 17, 2022)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today announced its distribution partnership with Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HYFM), a leading manufacturer and distributor of hydroponic equipment and supplies for controlled environment agriculture. Hydrofarm will distribute Fluence’s newly released SPYDR Fang LED lighting solution to its network of hydro-shop retailers throughout the U.S. beginni...
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2022-03-18

Google acquires MicroLED startup Raxium to aid AR headset ambitions

BY siliconANGLE MIKE WHEATLEY Image: Raxium Google LLC has big ambitions in the augmented reality business, if reports that it has just paid $1 billion to acquire a startup called Raxium are to be believed. The Information, which broke the story, said Google’s acquisition of Raxium is a sign that it’s seriously focused on building the components required to make AR devices a reality. “Google has struck a deal to buy Raxium, a five-year-old startup that develops tiny light-emitting diodes for displays used in augmented and mixed ...
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2022-03-15

Rüsselsheim am Main Selects Velodyne Lidar’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution to Monitor Municipal Truck Traffic and Improve Urban Air Quality

The city of Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany, will use Velodyne Lidar’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution for digital monitoring and reporting of trucks that are banned on city streets to ease road congestion and air and noise pollution. (Photo: Velodyne Lidar) SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced that the city of Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany, has selected Velodyne to deliver an Intelligent Infrastructure Solution to create a city-wide system for truck...
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2022-03-15

Distortion-free, stretchable micro-LED meta-display technology

by National Research Council of Science & Technology When the meta-display is stretched lengthwise, it is also stretched widthwise at the same ratio, so that the displayed image can be expanded without distortion. Credit: The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) has successfully developed the first stretchable meta-display technology that can be stretched up to 25% without image distortion. The results are published in Advanced Functional Materials. The Department of Nano-Mechan...
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2022-03-14

Continental Display with Private Mode Entertains Passengers and Reduces Driver Distraction

Dynamic concept of the new display technology allows the front passenger to watch videos without distracting the driver Less than 1% of light emission reaches the driver Display meets the highest standards in terms of contrast, light density, image homogeneity and energy efficiency AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 03, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continental has developed an innovative display that allows vehicle information to be displayed dynamically, either in a private mode or in a way that everyone can see. With the new display technology, the technology ...
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2022-03-11

Cepton, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results and Provides 2022 Business Updates and Milestones

Successful public listing in February 2022, resulting in cash and available liquidity of $175 million Completed key production milestones with Tier-1 partner Koito Manufacturing in support of General Motors Ultra Cruise program Completed near-range lidar (Nova) design and sampling with multiple top-10 automotive OEMs SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cepton, Inc. (“Cepton”) (Nasdaq: CPTN), a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance MMT® lidar solutions, today announced business updates and financi...
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2022-03-11

【Exclusive Interview】HPLighting Stays Focus on Developing IR/UV LED and will Continuously Improve Market Recognition and Competitiveness in Niche Application Fields

HPLighting is a professional developer of high-power IR LED and UV LED packaging technologies as well as UV LED optical systems applications. As invisible lighting products continues to expand applications, the company has been creating products in reaction to the growing market demand in 2021-2022. In this context, TrendForce had the honor to interview Charles Wei, CEO of HPLighting, to further learn about the company’s business performance and outlook in the invisible lighting market in 2021-2022. According to Charles Wei, IR LED business co...
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2022-03-10

Illuminating major sport events: Roleds selects advanced LED solutions from ams OSRAM for Beijing’s top stadium

Premstaetten, Austria (7th March, 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, is expanding its partnership with Roleds, a global smart IoT solutions provider specialized in smart city lighting, to provide highly innovative, efficient and LED lighting technology. Recently, Roleds provided China’s top national stadium in Beijing with smart lighting solutions featuring the ams OSRAM Oslon SSL and Duris S LEDs portfolio, presenting the opportunity for an immersive experience at the opening and closing ceremonies of major sporting events.
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2022-03-10

Sunflower LED Downlight from WELLMAX Help People Discover Uniform Brightness

WELLMAX - a renowned and trusted LED lighting company - recently announced that the annual sale of their Sunflower LED downlight reached 12 million pcs last year. The main reason sunflower has become the first choice of customers is that it puts the human-centric concept at the heart. This LED downlight is equipped with SAMSUNG LED chips that deliver high lumen output and efficacy without visible flickers, and exclusive “Bulb-Tech” technology that improves the comfort of eyes - all these are done with the aim of helping consumers to discover uniform...
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2022-03-09

Avicena Demonstrates Record-Breaking Ultra-Low-Energy Optical Chip-to-Chip Interconnect

Avicena partners with Lumileds to demonstrate microLED-based LightBundle™ chip-to-chip interconnects with superior energy efficiency and bandwidth density. CMOS wafer with transferred microLEDs (Photo: Business Wire) SAN DIEGO, March 07, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AvicenaTech Corp., a privately held company in Mountain View, CA, is demonstrating its LightBundle™ multi-Tbps chip-to-chip interconnect technology at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference in San Diego, CA (https://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/...
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2022-03-08

Signify statement on war in Ukraine

At Signify, we value peace, unity and humanity above all else. We unequivocally condemn the devastating war in Ukraine and are extremely concerned and saddened at the loss of life and the impact on the civilian population. Our businesses have been discontinued in Ukraine and our absolute priority is to support our Signify teams and their families. We are keeping in daily contact with all our employees in Ukraine and monitoring their safety conditions. We are providing unrestricted financial support to our Ukraine employees and their families, based on individual circumstances. ...
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2022-03-08

Artilux Demonstrates New Breakthrough for Multi Spectral Optical Sensing

Announcing world’s 1st ultra-sensitive CMOS-based SWIR sensing platform to advance versatile applications development in wearables for digital health  -           Artilux present the industry-leading CMOS-based SWIR sensing module featuring GeSi technology with compact form factor and ultra-low power. -          The new all-in-one sensing platform satisfies immediate market needs for solutions covering versatile event, vital sign monitoring and skin detection for true wire...
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2022-03-03

Fibre Based Integrations and Cepton Undertake Smart City Projects to Address Traffic Challenges in Cape Town

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Valley-based smart lidar solution provider Cepton, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPTN) (“Cepton”) and Fibre Based Integrations, an established fiber optics systems house, are working together to develop lidar-based vehicle detection solutions in Cape Town, South Africa, to enable smart transportation infrastructure city-wide. This joint effort combines Fibre Based Integrations’ expertise in optics system integration and Cepton’s innovative lidar technologies to help the City of Cape Town monit...
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2022-03-02

Fluence Launches Intercanopy Lighting Solution VYNE for Global Horticulture Market

AUSTIN, Texas, February 24, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, launched its intercanopy lighting solution, VYNE. The company’s newest luminaire is equipped with multiple spectral options to enable growers to balance light efficacy with crop quality and yield.   Intercanopy lighting can be an effective strategy for high-density vine crops such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Fluence’s VYNE solution is id...
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2022-03-02

Treatment for spatial neglect based on immersive virtual reality offers advantages over traditional therapies

Researchers describe the development of a user-centered virtual reality system using head-mounted display and hand-tracking technology to engage stroke survivors with spatial neglect in intensive, repetitive therapy East Hanover, NJ. February 11, 2022. Kessler Foundation experts in stroke rehabilitation proposed a new paradigm for improving treatment of spatial neglect, a disabling condition that hinders recovery for at least 30 percent of stroke survivors. They outlined their approach in their recent article, “Immersive virtual reality treatment for spatial neglect: An ag...
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2022-03-02

Current Extends Horticulture Range with New, High-Intensity Arize® Element Top Lighting

New L1000 model offers high 2600µmol/s output 3600µmol/s Arize® Element L2000 for higher yields and optimized retrofits Expanded range to offer customers greater flexibility and choice   CLEVELAND, OH – March 1, 2022 – GE Current, a Daintree company has today unveiled two new, high-efficiency and high-performance members of its Arize Element family. The latest L1000 model offers an increased maximum output of up to 2600µmol/s, adding a new option to the existing L1000 portfolio, which already features...
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2022-03-01

Macroblock and Unilumin Go Into Theaters with DCI-Certified LED Cinema Screens

When LED screens want “showtime” in movie theaters, DCI certification is a must; that is, without a DCI certification, any large-format display cannot be installed in the qualified movie theaters. DCI certification is released by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, a consortium of major motion picture studios dominating the cinema system standards. Unilumin’s LED screens, UC-A41 and UC-A21, have successfully passed the DCI certification and been installed in The China Film Cinema Bei'ao, Beijing (Fig.1), one of them is the world&rsquo...
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2022-03-01

Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs to Seize a Share in the Intelligent Automobile Market

Today Macroblock announced its new generation LED automotive lighting driver ICs, MBI6659Q and MBI6665Q, are highly praised and appreciated by the customers. The two new products are suitable for the application of intelligent automotive lighting, and both of them have obtained the AEC-Q100 qualification. The company is positive about the future outlook of the global intelligent automobile market. By launching these two new products, Macroblock has a more complete automotive series product line. Macroblock will continuously focus on the automobile original equipment m...
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2022-03-01

2021 Global Revenue Ranking of COB Packaging Vendors in LED Lighting Industry

In 2021, despite the presence of COVID-19, global economic activities have significantly recovered compared to 2020. In Asia, the control of the pandemic was relatively successful, and various business activities began to gradually recover in the second half of 2020. In Europe and the America, various sports events and business activities have also restarted since the beginning of 2021. In a nutshell, the economic impact of COVID-19 is gradually fading, which also allows the LED lighting industry to have a significant recovery in 2021 after a sluggish year. According t...
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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