2022-02-24

New Edition Arrival!TrendForce 2022 Global LED Lighting Market Analysis

According to TrendForce’s latest market research report 2022 Global LED Lighting Market Analysis-1H22, the lighting industry has increasingly emphasized the light quality of products (e.g., CRI, R9 value, and SDCM<Standard Deviation of Color Matching>), and HCL<human centric lighting> for health. Moreover, the rising trends of luminaire digitalization and light- and color tuning in LED lighting products have stimulated smart LED penetration. Nowadays, new technological applications and potential demand have contributed to growth in the ligh...
Continue reading
2022-02-24

Bolite Unveils Laser-based Side-wiring Solution for Panel-tiling and Thin Bezel Display Applications

Bolite Unveils Laser-based Side-wiring Solution for Panel-tiling and Thin Bezel Display Applications that offers low-resistance wrap-around wires for seamlessly tiled displays Hsinchu, Taiwan: Bolite Co., Ltd., a laser micromachining subsystem and equipment manufacturer, today announced the Bolite SW-L laser-based, automated side-wiring system, which provides wrap-around wires on the sides of the display panels to connect Micro LEDs to the drive ICs. Supporting various panel sizes and featuring high-precision alignment, advanced process control, and full auto...
Continue reading
2022-02-24

HC Semitek cooperates with AIXTRON on Micro LED display technology

Chinese chipmaker HC Semitek orders AIXTRON's AIX 2800G4-TM and AIX G5+ C, enabling MOCVD solutions for the increasing demand for RGB Micro LEDs / Micro LED technology is a game changer for the display industry Herzogenrath/Germany, February 23, 2022 - Micro LED technology is on the verge of revolutionizing the display industry. The market demand for self-emissive Micro LEDs in the primary colors (RGB: red, green and blue) begins to rise strongly. HC Semitek, a leading enterprise of the semiconductor technology, will use AIXT...
Continue reading
2022-02-23

LG Supports Bid by Busan to Host World Expo 2030

Kicks Off Campaign to Promote Korea’s Second Largest City with Outdoor Video Push in New York City and London SEOUL, Feb. 21, 2022 — With the selection of the location for World Expo 2030 to be held next year, LG Electronics (LG) is taking the initiative of promoting Busan, South Korea as the perfect host for the global exhibition in 2030. Spearheaded by a promotional video airing on LG’s large outdoor displays in Times Square, New York City and Piccadilly Circus, London until the end of March, the campaign is part of a larg...
Continue reading
2022-02-22

Porotech secures $20m Series A investment

Funding to accelerate global expansion and mass production of unique micro-LED products Embargoed to 00:01 (GMT) on 22 February, 2022 – Microdisplay technology pioneer Porotech has secured $20 million Series A investment to accelerate global expansion and mass production of its unique micro-LED products. The funding is designed to ensure the company keeps pace with growing demand from its world-leading customers and partners in the $140 billion display market. A multinational electronics giant is among the participants in the Series A funding round, which ha...
Continue reading
2022-02-22

【Exclusive Interview】Violumas Develops High-Power UV LED Product Portfolios and Solutions to Grasp New Market Opportunities

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Violumas, the UV division of Flip Chip Opto under Cofan Group, offers full-service UV LED products and solutions. Its patented 3-Pad Flip Chip technology enables the combined use of UV LED technologies and applications with more powerful and reliable solutions. Holding comprehensive product lineups from chips, UV LED packages, UV LED modules, flowing water purifier (reactor) to cooling solutions, Violumas is dedicated to full-service UV LED solutions for the UV-A, UV-B and UV-C range (405 to 255nm). Tha...
Continue reading
2022-02-22

【Exclusive Interview】OPTOTECH Partners with Nichia to Develop High-Performance UV-C LED

Specializing in optoelectronic semiconductor solutions, OPTOTECH has grandly transformed into a third-generation semiconductor supplier. TrendForce had the honor of interviewing Mr. Jeffery Tai, spokesperson of OPTOTECH, who talked about the latest progress on the company’s partnership with Nichia for UV-C LED product development. Mr. Jing-Fu Dai (left), OPTOTECH spokesperson While OPTOTECH and Nichia have various projects in progress, this announcement focused on those related to UV-C LEDs. Nichia, a CSR-dedicated comp...
Continue reading
2022-02-22

Expanding EV Market Drives Innovative Automotive LED Applications

Bolstered by the green, sustainable trend, sales and market share of electric vehicles (EVs) continue to rise. Automobile manufacturers are racing to develop and produce new energy vehicles, which boost the demand for automotive LEDs.    While the general automotive world saw LED headlight penetration exceeded 60% in 2021, the penetration surpassed 90% in the new energy vehicle category, according to survey conducted by TrendForce. As the automobile market recovers with increasing shipment and LED illumination penetration grows, TrendForce estimated the autom...
Continue reading
2022-02-21

Signify to acquire Pierlite to strengthen position in Australian and New Zealand lighting markets

Combines the strong R&D and innovation capabilities of a world leader with the significant network of a Pacific-based company with a heritage spanning more than 70 years Unites Pierlite’s indoor portfolio with Signify’s comprehensive Philips brand of indoor and outdoor lighting portfolios Adds Pierlite’s access to the wholesale channel to Signify’s go-to-market approach and strategy in the Pacific Closing is expected in the second quarter, subject to customary closing conditions   Sydney, Australia – Signify (Euronex...
Continue reading
2022-02-18

Cepton, Inc. to Ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell Today

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cepton, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPTN), a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance MMT® lidar solutions, announced that the Company will hold its opening bell ringing ceremony at Nasdaq today on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. ET. Cepton started its public listing on Nasdaq Capital Market on February 11, 2022. In celebration of this key milestone, Cepton CEO and Co-founder Dr. Jun Pei will ring the opening bell alongside CTO and Co-founder Dr. Mark McCord, as well as co-CEOs f...
Continue reading
2022-02-17

NANO X attracts 5.5 Billion in investment…"Mass production of Micro LED Inspection Probe"

NANO X, a micro and mini LED inspection equipment company, is attracting investment and expanding their operation. NANO X announced on the 15th that they have received investments worth KRW 5.5 billion from C&CI Partners and others. The company revealed plans to use this investment to build a mass production line for micro LED inspection probes in the Gosaek Industrial Complex in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. Their goal is to complete the production line in May, which will have the production capacity to churn out 600 probe cards per month. Probe cards made by...
Continue reading
2022-02-17

Seoul Viosys Announces That Violeds Sterilizes Omicron Variant As Well

ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a company specializing in optical semiconductors, announced an experimental result confirming that its Violeds technology sterilizes 99.99% Omicron Variant (SARS-CoV-2 Variant: B.1.1529) in one second, which has been spreading around the world. “Violeds is an innovative sterilization technology that we have developed and started mass-production for the first time in the world, and no one can produce it without permission to use the patents of Seoul Viosys, its affiliate S...
Continue reading
2022-02-17

HARMAN Acquires Mixed Reality Pioneer Apostera

Apostera’s market-leading solution and expertise accelerates HARMAN’s capabilities and product portfolio in the developing AR/MR automotive space NOVI, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the acquisition of Apostera, a Germany-based automotive technology company. Apostera’s augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) software solutions will expand HARMA...
Continue reading
2022-02-17

Vehicle Mount Displays: Here’s Why Mini/Micro LED Will Become Major Technologies Despite the Current Dominance of LCD

Car design is on the verge of a revolution. There are four major trends in the automotive industry, namely electrification, internet connection, smartification and car sharing, where car makers will try to electrify vehicles and connect them to the internet for big data analytics and ultimately create lifestyles with smart driving and car sharing. Under such circumstances, people will start to realize that cars have transitioned from being merely a transportation tool to a fancy digital product. Meanwhile, vehicle mount displays (VMDs)—as a major demonstration of human-veh...
Continue reading
2022-02-17

Fluence Launches SPYDR 2h, Enabling Commercial Cannabis Cultivators to Produce Higher Crop Yields

Fluence’s SPYDR 2h offers greater light intensity, efficiency and a 24% increase in PPF AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 16, 2022)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, launched its high-intensity fixture SPYDR 2h. The latest addition to Fluence’s SPYDR series, the high-output solution produces a photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) of 2,100 μmol/s, a 24% increase over previous fixtures.   Fluence designed the cutting-edge SPYDR...
Continue reading
2022-02-16

With an Assist from Oculus Quest 2, 2022 AR/VR Device Shipments Revised Up to 14.19 Million Units, Says TrendForce

Feb. 16, 2022 ---- AR/VR device shipments revised up to 14.19 million units in 2022, with an annual growth rate of 43.9%, according to TrendForce research. Growth momentum will come from increased demand for remote interactivity stemming from the pandemic, as well as Oculus Quest 2’s price reduction strategy. Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Oculus Quest 2 are first in market share for AR and VR, respectively. According to TrendForce, the topic of the Metaverse has driven brands to actively plan for and stimulate product shipment performance. However, the AR/VR d...
Continue reading
2022-02-16

Realising A High UV Efficiency On Sapphire

AlN templates with a face-to-face anneal enhance deep-UV LED efficiency The internal quantum efficiency of active regions that emit in the deep-UV can now be almost as high on AlN templates as they are on native bulk substrates, claims a team from Japan. By minimising light-quenching dislocations with a templates formed with sputtering and annealing, the team - a partnership between Yamaguchi University, the National Institute of Technology and Mie University - has fabricated multi-quantum-well heterostructures with an internal quantum efficiency of 90 percent. ...
Continue reading
2022-02-16

TÜV Rheinland Awards Nreal the World's First Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Free Certification for AR Glasses

SHANGHAI, Feb. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 14, 2022, Nreal announced the launch of online and offline omni-channel sales for the new AR glasses product Nreal Air in Japan, which is also the first global release of Nreal Air. Prior to this, TÜV Rheinland Group ("TÜV Rheinland") issued Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Free Certification for the Nreal Air, which is the world's first AR end-use product to receive this certification. Xu Chi (left), Founder and CEO of Nreal, and Frank Holzmann, ...
Continue reading
2022-02-15

Samsung Kicks Off Game Day With the World’s Largest LED Videoboard Ever Built for Sports

Samsung Electronics recently unveiled the Infinity Screen by Samsung, a brand new, center-hung videoboard at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles, California, where the 56th US professional football championship will be held this month. The largest videoboard ever created for sports, the Infinity Screen will greet fans as they enter the stadium with its dual-sided, one-of-a-kind design and provide a state-of-the-art way to experience the Big Game. <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" framebord...
Continue reading
2022-02-14

Leyard Started Making Profits in 2021, while Its Micro LED Business Grows as Expected

On January 27, Leyard reported its earnings results for 2021. The report revealed that the optoelectronic company is expected to turn losses into profits by generating 8.8 billion yuan in revenue, up 32% on a year earlier with a net profit of 560 to 720 million attributable to shareholders of the parent. Embracing the “Devotion to Display Technologies for Steady Growth” operations strategy throughout 2019-2021, Leyard has, despite the global pandemic impact on business expansion, achieved its goals thanks to the efforts of all employees. In 2021, Leyard’s re...
Continue reading
2022-02-14

BOE and Inventronics to Report Impressive Earnings for 2021, as BOE’s Income Soars Fourfold

On January 20, BOE and Inventronics (Hangzhou) announced their estimated earnings results for 2021. Thanks to the industrial boom, BOE saw a big jump in revenue from the year before. Despite the gross margin hit in 2H21 caused by price fluctuations of raw materials, Inventronics still enjoyed a YoY increase in its net income. BOE: Earnings Hit Record High for 2021 BOE estimates its revenue for 2021 to be 215–220 billion yuan, 59%–62% up on a year earlier. The net income attributable to shareholders is likely to range between 25.7 billion and 26 b...
Continue reading
2022-02-14

Seoul Viosys Files a Patent Lawsuit Seeking to Enjoin Sales of UV LED Products in Europe

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Hague District Court in the Netherlands, seeking to enjoin UV LED products in European countries.    This litigation arose out of an earlier patent lawsuit filed by Seoul Viosys against FNAC Darty Group, a large European retailer, in France in September 2021. At that time, the Judicial Court of Paris ordered the search and seizure of evidence of suspected...
Continue reading
2022-02-14

ams OSRAM delivers healthy full year and very solid fourth quarter results with profitability at midpoint of expectation range despite ongoing market imbalances and supply chain volatility

Ad hoc Announcement pursuant to Art. 53 Listing Rules of SIX Swiss Exchange ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ams OSRAM delivers healthy full year and very solid fourth quarter results with profitability at midpoint of expectation range despite ongoing market imbalances and supply chain volatility Fourth quarter revenues of USD 1,410 million / EUR 1,229 million and adjusted EBIT margin of 9.6% show profitability at the midpoint of the guidance range Delivering portfolio r...
Continue reading
2022-02-10

Quanergy Systems Announces Closing of Business Combination

Quanergy begins trading on the NYSE under Ticker “QNGY” tomorrow, February 9, 2022 Transaction Proceeds and Committed Funding of $175 Million Position Company for Continued Growth February 8, 2022 – Sunnyvale, Calif. – Quanergy Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), a leading provider of OPA-based solid state LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions for automotive and IoT, today announced the closing of its previously announced business combination with CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. (“CCAC”) (NYS...
Continue reading
2022-02-09

Lumileds Adds New Cyan LED

Rubix Cyan LED enables 96-98 CRI for colour driven entertainment, stage, and studio applications Lumileds has added cyan, its eighth colour, to the Luxeon Rubix high-power LED family enabling multi-colour driven systems to produce very high CRI white light that is so important in entertainment lighting. Adding the cyan LED fills a significant wavelength gap between blue and green in a system and accounts for the significant increase in CRI. “We love the finesse cyan contributes to skin tone rendering and the increased gamut and spectral tunability in the...
Continue reading
2022-02-09

ICS Announces 894.6nm Single Mode VCSELs

Narrow linewidth VCSELs with high mode stability and low temperature tuning coefficient for portable applications Manchester-based Integrated Compound Semiconductors (ICS) has announced the launch of a VCSEL specifically designed for atomic clock and quantum magnetometer applications. VCS894.6-DP is a planar device, with single longitudinal mode emission at 894.6nm, the wavelength corresponding to the D1 transition line of Cs atoms. The device offers high mode stability, with side mode suppression ratio (SMSR) of 25dB and narrow spectral linewidth of 40M...
Continue reading
2022-02-09

ams Osram Reveals Next Generation Projected Lighting

Semi-dynamic light projection technology will open up new creative possibilities to car makers Projected light is the latest optical effect to be used to brand a car's interaction with the driver and passengers. Tiny assemblies of LEDs and micro-lenses embedded in the wing mirror, door sills and elsewhere project light patterns on to the road or pavement, producing effects such as the ‘welcome light carpet' - the car's optical ‘hello' to the driver when the wireless key fob comes into range. Ams Osram has recently revealed that it is now developing ...
Continue reading
2022-02-08

Samsung to begin production of MicroLED TV with lowered price tag in May

Firm to offer new models at 40% lowered price Image: Samsung Samsung is planning to begin production of new MicroLED TVs in May with lowered price tags, TheElec has learned. The company’s first 110-inch MicroLED launched last year had a price tag of 170 million won. But Samsung is planning to lower this by around 40% to 100 million won for its new 89-inch and 101-inch models that will go into production in May, sources said. The models were displayed during CES 2022 earlier this year __ the company is also planning to launch an 114-inch model at ...
Continue reading
2022-02-08

Unilumin supports the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

BEIJING, Feb. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 4, 2022, the whole world watched the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing Winter Olympics. This grand event provided a stunning visual feast that combined digital technology and beautiful creative designs. It was not only technologically advanced, but dynamic, aesthetically pleasing, and experiential. This was also an opportunity to showcase some of China's newest technology innovations to the world. The Ground Display System in the National Stadium (also known as the Bird’s Nest) At the beautiful O...
Continue reading
2022-02-08

Stroke PAE Realizes Fast, Accurate Mini LED Transfer that Outperforms Conventional Die Bonding Framework

Despite the expectation of increased Mini LED penetration following Apple’s launch of its new iPad Pro, the production of such diode is still faced with several challenges. As we all know, transferring a tremendous amount of chips (a required step for Mini LED manufacturing, also known as mass transfer) using existing technologies and equipment is far too costly and time-consuming. As such, equipment providers have been striving for mass transfer solutions, making them crucial in the commercialization of Mini LEDs. Stroke PAE, for example, performs Mini LED...
Continue reading
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