2022-02-08

Development of “Upward-lighting Multicolor LEDs”: small, high brightness LED packages that have an improved color mixing property

In recent years, applications for illumination in game devices, keyboards for personal computers and amusement devices have been expanding. The number of devices that contain a lens and light guide to create a complicated lighting expression has increased. With this background, smaller, high-brightness LEDs are required, and good color mixing properties when more than two dies are lighted simultaneously, is an important factor so as not to damage the design and functionality of the device. Through our unique packaging technology based on high-density packaging, we have realized a high color mixing property which conventional packages were unable to achieve. Downsizing and high-brightness are also achieved enabling customers to use a wide variety of expressions they require.Enabling the use of a wide variety of expressions related to products Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd (Head Office: Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture. President: Sekiguchi Kanetaka) has developed upward-lighting multicolor LEDs in the “CL-V501 Series,” that have realized a better color mixing property as well as being small and high in brightness. Shipment of samples is expected to start from October 2021, and shipment of mass production is expected to start from January 2022. Background for development Multicolor LEDs have three dies of R...
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2022-02-07

SmartKem and Nanosys Enter into Joint Development Agreement

Purpose to bring low-cost manufacturing of flexible microLED and nanoLED displays to market SILICON VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmartKem, Inc. (OTCQB: SMTK), a company seeking to reshape the world of electronics with a revolutionary new organic semiconductor platform that enables a new generation of displays, and Nanosys, Inc., the leader in developing and delivering quantum dot and microLED technology, announced today that they have entered into a joint development agreement to work together on a new generation of low-cost solution...
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2022-02-07

Cepton selects ams OSRAM’s 905 nm lasers to fulfill large-scale contract for LiDAR solutions in ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles

• ams OSRAM’s 905 nm edge-emitting lasers combine high optical output power with low-power consumption for LiDAR systems • Cepton has partnered with ams OSRAM since its founding in 2016 to develop LiDAR solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, smart infrastructure and robotic vehicles • Cepton uses ams OSRAM’s high-performance, automotive qualified infrared lasers that provide improved beam quality, extremely compact dimensions and low cost   Cepton’s automotive-grade LiDAR...
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2022-01-28

Signify reports full-year sales of EUR 6.9 billion, operational profitability of 11.6% and a free cash flow of EUR 614 million

Fourth quarter 20211 Sales of EUR 2,008 million; comparable sales growth of 4.5% Order book increase of 67% in Q4 21 vs. Q4 20 Adj. EBITA margin of 13.2% (Q4 20: 13.4%) Net income of EUR 170 million (Q4 20: EUR 137 million) Free cash flow of EUR 257 million (Q4 20: EUR 332 million) Repayment of EUR 350 million of debt, as committed   Full year 2021 Signify's installed base of connected light points increased from 77 million at YE 20 to 96 million at YE 21 Sales of EUR 6,860 million; comparable s...
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2022-01-28

TRUMPF and Metalenz present next generation products for illumination with stable polarization

High-technology company TRUMPF and optics innovator Metalenz showcased live demonstration of illumination for smartphone applications at Photonics West // Consumer electronic devices need less than half components for illumination applications // VCSEL with stable polarization leads to 100 percent efficiency Source: TRUMPF Ulm, January 25, 2022 – TRUMPF Photonic Components, a global leader in VCSEL and photodiode solutions, presented at Photonics West a live showcase on VCSEL with controlled polarization for illumination appl...
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2022-01-28

Fluence Announces Strawberry Research Results, Revealing Higher Yields and Better Plant Quality Under Broad-Spectrum Lighting Strategies

  AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced results from its year-long strawberry research in collaboration with Delphy Improvement Centre (Delphy), an independent institute and expert in food and flowers located in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands. Together, Fluence and Delphy studied how Fluence’s LED lighting solutions impact strawberry production in greenhouses.   As grocers push produce...
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2022-01-27

iQIYI Produces Test Films via Virtual Production, Leveraging Digital Assets in Content Strategy

BEIJING, Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced that it has completed the production of two 4K test films this week in its self-built virtual production studio. The productions used scenes from the communities of Buliangjing, the fictional location where the mystery in iQIYI's hit drama Luoyang starts. The test films also mark a major step in iQIYI's realizing its vision of incorporating digital assets in the production of its series, films, animations, games, VR, commercial lic...
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2022-01-27

Lumileds Adds Cyan to LUXEON Rubix LED Family

LED maker Lumileds LLC of San Jose, CA, USA has added cyan, its eighth color, to the LUXEON Rubix high-power LED family, enabling multi-color driven systems to produce very high-CRI (color rendering index) white light (important for 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 blue-green area,” comments...
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2022-01-26

A Review on Top 9 Ag-Tech Businesses Globally 2021

With hopes of revolutionizing agriculture, the plant factory sector has recently thrived. An increasing number of its vegetable products have entered the consumer market. However, several problems facing plant factories, such as high costs, poor crop quality and a low level of smartification, have remained unsolved. The initial construction of plant factories is too costly to be overlooked. To illustrate, the cost of a 5,000–10,000 m2 commercialized plant factory, including interior design and equipment and facility installation, ranges between 8,000 and 10,000 yuan ($1,577) pe...
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2022-01-26

Siklu and Signify Announce Agreement to Integrate Gigabit-Speed Wireless Connectivity into Lighting Infrastructure

The two companies have agreed to cooperate in innovation, development, and commercialization of pervasive multi-gigabit wireless connectivity for digital cities PETACH TIKVA, Israel and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Jan. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Siklu, a global leader in millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions for Digital City, Gigabit Wireless Access (GWA), and Mobile x-Haul, and Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to add Siklu's MultiHaul™ TG multi-gigabit wireless con...
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2022-01-26

Ushio Ships 675 nm & 690 nm High-power, Multi-mode Laser Diode Samples

Uptake of the new 1.2 W red lasers is expected in life science fields, such as skin treatment and photo-immunotherapy Oude Meer, the Netherlands (January 2022) – Ushio Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Koji Naito, subsequently referred to as "Ushio") is pleased to announce that it has commenced sample shipments of its new HL67203HD and HL69203HD multi-mode laser diodes (LDs). The LDs present improvements to output power (1.2 W) and efficiency (40% and 41%, respectively) over the conventional 675 nm and 690 nm red laser light sou...
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2022-01-25

ams OSRAM Vegalas™ RGB Laser Module Prototype Demonstrates A 0.7cm³ Light Engine for Smart Glasses That Fits In Standard Consumer Fashion Frames

• New Vegalas™ surface-mount module halves the size of projection light engine in smart augmented reality/mixed reality glasses • Resulting space savings of this key optical component enables design of smart glasses to look and feel as normal spectacles or sunglasses • ams OSRAM’s innovation in packaging of RGB SMT laser unit enables the development of the next wave of consumer wearable devices With the help of augmented reality glasses, helpful information about the user's surroundings can be projected directly into the user's field of...
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2022-01-25

Spotlights for Accent Lighting: How to Choose the Best One for Your Customers

With the continuous improvement of living standards in recent years, consumer requirements for residential lighting are becoming more sophisticated. In addition to meeting the basic demand for brightness, people also want a pleasant, aesthetic lighting environment. That’s why interior designers have started to use different types of lighting to enhance the room ambiance. This has also prompted LED traders to diversify their product portfolios with the ambient, task, and accent lighting. Accent lighting is commonly used to highlight objects or a specific area within a home; t...
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2022-01-24

JBD and tooz Enter Partnership for a New Generation of Smart Glasses with Prescription and Full Color Virtual Screens

Aalen, Germany & Shanghai, China     Under the newly formed collaboration, JBD and tooz are the first to achieve a new milestone in the development of smart glasses for end consumers by combining a curved waveguide including prescription with a color microLED display engine.   Jade Bird Display, a leading manufacturer in the development and mass-production of microLED displays, and tooz technologies, a start-up focused on the development of optics for data glasses, announced their strategic partnership to jointly develop a new generation of op...
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2022-01-24

Dawn of The Metaverse - Wearables with mini-LED Backlight to Bring Diverse Opportunities

As Facebook announced its new name “Meta” in October 2021, metaverse, a concept first appeared in science-fiction instantly became a keyword for the global tech world. Every tech giant has kicked off metaverse investments and research programs in hopes of developing ever-diverse applications and opportunities.   Viewed as the future of the internet, the metaverse is a virtual world parallel but connected to the real one. Using VR-enabled wearables, people gain access to the shared virtual space and engage one another in it. Online conferences, virtual exhibitio...
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2022-01-20

SiliconCore Technology to Enter Consumer Micro LED Display Market

SiliconCore Technology to Enter Consumer Micro LED Display Market Since 2021, Micro LED display manufacturers including Samsung, Leyard and Ledman have announced that they would bring their developed Micro LED commercial applications to the consumer market. Recently, another business has decided to join them. As a foreign media outlet reported, SiliconCore Technology, a US developer specializing in LED display technologies, launched its Micro LED display solutions during CES 2022 with a focus on the mainstream consumer market for direct view LE...
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2022-01-20

CES USA 2022: TCL Electronics and Dispelix Present Key Enabling Technologies for Augmented Reality Glasses

The two companies show an innovative smart glasses technology, combining their MicroLED and waveguide technologies for AR applications ESPOO, Finland and SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dispelix and TCL Electronics unveiled their work which leverages FULL COLOR, MicroLED AR solutions to businesses and consumers alike. At this year's CES Show, the companies have partnered to share strengths. TCL Electronics presented their latest smart glasses technology, providing a total solution with small form factor and full vi...
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2022-01-20

Retail Lighting Efficacy Improves With 3% to 5% lm/Watt Increases for 90 and 95CRI LUXEON CoBs with CrispWhite Technology

Specifiers can realize the best quality of light and the highest levels of light output and efficacy at 3000K and 95CRI San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced substantial performance improvements for its 90 and 95 CRI LUXEON CoBs with CrispWhite technology. Now, the two CRI versions offer light output within 1-2% of each other and efficacy within 1-2 lumens per Watt. Lumileds patented CrispWhite technology brings a vivid and bright look to retail settings. Its unique ability to highlight bright whites while also revealing the richest colors found in ...
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2022-01-19

J.W. Speaker and ARCH Motorcycle Announce Official Lighting Partnership

J.W. Speaker Becomes Exclusive Lighting Partner for ARCH Motorcycle ARCH Motorcycle KRGT featuring J.W. Speaker Adaptive Motorcycle Headlight, designed to calculate bank angles on a real-time basis, automatically sending light up or down as the motorcycle leans into a corner. (Photo: Business Wire) GERMANTOWN, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--J.W. Speaker, an LED and emerging lighting technologies designer for automotive, powersports, transport, and industrial products, and ARCH Motorcycle, a Los Angeles based bespoke product...
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2022-01-19

Daktronics and Ströer Continue Partnership

Copyright by Ströer Daktronics will supply several hundred screens for Ströer's Public Video Roadside Network this year BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jan. 17, 2022 – As Ströer continues to bring digital signage to cities across Germany, they also continue a long-standing partnership with Daktronics to manufacture and deliver their LED displays. Previously, Daktronics has delivered more than 250 LED screens and has been asked to deliver additional LED screens over the coming months. Adding to Ströer’s inventory of dig...
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2022-01-19

Locked Onto Home Theater and High-End Commercial Display Markets, Revenue of Micro LED Large-sized Display Chips Will Reach US$4.5 Billion in 2026, Says TrendForce

Jan. 18, 2022 ---- Micro LED large-sized displays will move towards the home theater and high-end commercial display markets and the revenue of Micro LED large-sized display chips is estimated to reach US$54 million in 2022, according to TrendForce’s latest research. By 2026, revenue is expected to grow to US$4.5 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 204%. In addition, technical obstacles will be conquered one by one over time. The development of Micro LED large-sized displays will peak from 2026 to 2030 and the one year revenue of Micro LED chips has ...
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2022-01-18

Seoul Semiconductor Proves the Effect of SunLike Lighting on Myopia Improvement

ㆍSeoul Semiconductor announced the result of an experiment on the correlation between lighting and myopia, which was conducted along with the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). ㆍThe result was published in bioRxiv, an online journal specializing in life science ㆍSeoul Semiconductor presents a SunLike desk lamp and a child’s room lighting as a prize for “Instagram Event for the New Semester” ANSAN, South Korea--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a global optical semiconductor company, announced on the 17th th...
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2022-01-18

AUO and Innolux Strive for Shares in Automotive Display Markets, Innolux Shipping Mini LED Backlights to Europe, the US and Japan

As their profits soared in 2021, AUO and Innolux, two major panel manufacturers, have made investments in hopes of capturing shares in the vehicle mount display (VHD) market. Innolux, focusing on the design of smart vehicle cabins, showcased its Integrated Cockpit Display System at the CES event this year. AUO applied a large size AmLED displays to vehicles, aiming to secure shares in the automotive center console and dashboard market. Last year, Innolux generated more than NT$51.5 billion ($1.87 billion) between 1Q21 and 3Q21, with annual revenue hitting a 6-...
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2022-01-18

Snap Buying Micro LED/LCOS Microdisplay Developer Compound Photonics

In his recent podcast episode, AR/VR optical expert Karl Guttag said that various sources have confirmed the acquisition of Compounds Photonics, a Micro LED/LCOS solution provider in the US, by Snap (parent company of Snapchat). He also presumed that Snap plans to adopt LCOS technology in its AR glasses. Founded in 2007, Compound Photonics specializes in providing compact high-resolution microdisplay solutions for AR and MR scenarios. The company offers products and services including Micro LED/LCOS displays, optical engine reference designs an...
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2022-01-18

Apple Likely to Launch iPad with OLED Screen Made by Samsung in 2024

As the Korean media outlet TheElec reported, massive orders from Apple are necessary for Samsung Display to expand the production of its Gen 8.5 (2200mm×2500mm) IT OLED panels. A source familiar with the matter told TheElec that Samsung has been partnering with Ulvac from Japan to develop vertical disposition equipment for the Gen 8.5 IT OLED panel since last year. The equipment and fine metal mask (FMM)—which is used for precise disposition of organic materials on substrates—are indispensable for the commercialization of the said panel. ...
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2022-01-18

XLamp XP-E2 Now Available in Best-in-class Efficiency Photo Red (660 nm) & Far Red (730 nm)

For many years, XLamp® XP-E2 LEDs have been the preferred LED choice for lighting manufacturers looking to combine different colors of light together to service specialty lighting applications. The XP-E2 platform offers an unbeatable combination of optical control, excellent light output and the ceramic high-power LED reliability that has made Cree LEDs famous. The XP-E2 LED family is now available in Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) colors to deliver the family’s benefits to the LED horticulture lighting industry, with 68 percent higher ...
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2022-01-17

Nichia and GVL Settle US Patent Case regarding Basic Filament LED Patent

Nichia and GVL have agreed to settle the case titled Nichia Corp. v. Global Value Lighting LLC, Case No. 1:19-cv-01388-RGA, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. As part of the settlement, GVL has agreed to pay Nichia a license fee in return for gaining access to the technology covered by Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 9,752,734 (“the ’734 Patent”). Further details of the settlement term are confidential. Nichia filed its application for the ’734 Patent in 2005, following research that led to g...
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2022-01-17

Nichia Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against ASUS Japan and its Distributor

On December 23, 2021, in a patent infringement lawsuit which Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed against ASUS Japan Inc. (“ASUS JAPAN”), a Japanese affiliate of Taiwanese Company ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”), and TD SYNNEX K.K. (“SYNNEX”), a distributor of ASUS JAPAN (collectively, “Defendants”), Tokyo District Court rendered a judgment, holding that defendants have infringed Nichia’s patents. In its judgment, the court found that ASUS’s smartphon...
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2022-01-14

LG’s Advanced In-Vehicle Infotainment System Featured in New Luxury Electric Sedan

Advanced IVI System Boasts Pillar to Pillar Touch Display for Seamless, Intuitive User Experience SEOUL, Jan. 12, 2022 — LG Electronics’ (LG) newest premium in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system will be a central feature in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV sedan, the Pillar to Pillar (P2P) display built into the MBUX Hyperscreen that stretches across the entire width of the dashboard. With its unique interior concept and revolutionary human-machine interface, the first luxury electric vehicle from Mercedes-Benz AG highlights the ...
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2022-01-13

Microoled: Microoled announces the approval of its Registration Document approved by the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) as part of planned IPO on Euronext Growth

Microoled Microoled: Microoled announces the approval of its Registration Document approved by the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) as part of planned IPO on Euronext Growth 11-Jan-2022 / 07:30 CET/CEST Dissemination of a French Regulatory News, transmitted by EQS Group. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.     Microoled announces the approval of its Registration Document approved by the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Mar...
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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